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In the April/May 2014 issue of Revolver magazine, the surviving members of PANTERA — vocalist Philip Anselmo, drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott and bassist Rex Brown — speak about the making of the band’s classic 1994 album, “Far Beyond Driven”, which is being re-released next week as a 20th-anniversary, two-disc edition. The new version will include a newly remastered version of the original recordings along with a new live performance from the 1994 Monsters Of Rock festival.

Speaking about PANTERA‘s touring activities that followed the release of “Far Beyond Driven”, Vinnie Paul said: “When we went on the road, that’s when the wheels started coming off and people didn’t know what other people were doing. Phil had his own bus. Things started turning into what they turned into in the end.

Phil started isolating himself from the rest of us. It got to the point where we wouldn’t see each other until about 20 or 30 minutes before showtime. You never knew if he was going to be in a shitty mood or a good mood. You just hoped it was good enough to get through the show. That’s truly where some of the shows started lacking. They weren’t as good as they used to be, and he would start his rants and go on for 20 minutes while we stood around and looked at him, like, ‘What the fuck are you saying to these people, dude? They want to hear us play some songs. Let’s play some music.'”

Said Anselmo: “The touring was really a mixed bag for me. The [chronic back] pain was intense, but the thrill was still there much of the time, and when I was onstage, that part of it I enjoyed very much. But during this time, I was drinking an entire bottle of Wild Turkey every night before a show to numb the pain I was experiencing.

“I felt trapped, man. I felt lost even trying to explain to the guys in my band, who were so used to seeing Superman up onstage, that I was not Superman anymore. I felt like a trapped animal, honestly. I felt cornered and very confused.

“The words that would come out of my mouth [while we were on stage] were abrasive. I was lashing out at other bands when I really had no business mentioning other bands during a PANTERA show. I was going slowly insane throughout the touring of this record, whether it be from pills, alcohol, or the mental stress from carrying around the chronic pain along with the addiction.”

When PANTERA broke up in 2003, Vinnie Paul and his brother, PANTERA guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott formed DAMAGEPLAN. On December 8, 2004, while performing with DAMAGEPLAN at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio, Dimebag was shot and killed onstage by Nathan Gale. He was 38 years old.

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The fifth installment in Relapse’s exhaustive reissue campaign of DEATH‘s immensely influential catalog is “Leprosy”, the band’s titanic second album. Originally released in 1988 the pioneering LP built upon the thrash sounds of METALLICA and SLAYER but added a previously unheard level of raw extremity. These songs are the roots of an entire genre: death metal. While this was only the second record DEATH released, it immediately cemented them as heavy metal icons.

The “Leprosy” reissue will be made available on April 25 in Benelux, Germany, Finland; April 29 in North America and April 28 in the the rest of the world. The entire album, as well as the bonus material, has been painstakingly remastered by Alan Douches (MASTODON, NILE) and will be reissued in the following format:

* 2xCD/Limited Edition
* 3xCD/LP/Picture Disc LP/Limited Edition
* 2xLP Box set/Digtal

The Deluxe 2xCD contains 50 minutes of previously unheard and unreleased “Leprosy” demos and rehearsal material housed in an embossed o-card package with a 24-page booklet featuring unseen pictures of the band as well as brand new liner notes from Ian Christe (SiriusXM) and Jeremy Wagner (BROKEN HOPE). The LP features the remastered core album on wax together with a download card for all of the music included on the 2xCD.

A remastered version of the death metal classic “Pull The Plug” can be heard below.

In addition to the 2xCD reissue, a super limited 3xCD version will be available exclusively from www.relapse.com featuring everything included on 2xCD version plus an exclusive third CD featuring over 40 minutes of unreleased live material, housed in a deluxe embossed eight-panel digipak with a 24-page booklet, limited and numbered to 2000 copies.

Finally, a super-limited deluxe vinyl box set (limited to 500 copies) will be available exclusively from www.relapse.com containing: the remastered core “Leprosy” album on exclusive colored vinyl; a second LP containing unreleased rehearsal material from the “Leprosy” sessions housed in an exclusive jacket with original flyer art on exclusive colored vinyl; an exact replication of the original Combat newspaper print LP insert, a “Leprosy” turntable slipmat, and a download card of all three discs.

Pre-orders, including an exclusive new line of official DEATH merch, are available here.

Digital pre-orders are available via Bandcamp here.

Disc 1

01. Leprosy
02. Born Dead
03. Forgotten Past
04. Left To Die
05. Pull The Plug
06. Open Casket
07. Primitive Ways
08. Choke On It

Disc 2

Leprosy – 9/23/87 Rehearsal

01. Open Casket
02. Choke On It
03. Left To Die
04. Left To Die – Take 2

Leprosy – 12/05/87 Rehearsals

05. Left To Die
06. Open Casket
07. Pull The Plug
08. Choke On It
09. Born Dead
10. Forgotten Past

Disc 3

Live at Backstreets, Rochester, NY – December 13th, 1988

01. Leprosy
02. Open Casket
03. Zombie Ritual
04. Pull The Plug
05. Left To Die
06. Mutilation
07. Forgotten Past
08. Born Dead
09. Denial Of Life
10. Primitive Ways
11. Infernal Death

Live at The Dirt Club, Bloomfield, NJ – December 11, 1988

12. Leprosy
13. Pull The Plug
14. Forgotten Past
15. Primitive Ways

Digital Deluxe ONLY Bonus Tracks – Live at The Dirt Club, Bloomfield, NJ – December 11, 1988

16. Open Casket
17. Mutilation
18. Infernal Death

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Whitechapel has a new lyric video out now for “Prostatic Fluid Asphyxiation,” which comes from the remastered version of “The Somatic Defilment.” Check it out below, courtesy of BloodyDisgusting.com . Whitechapel’s debut full-length album, “The Somatic Defilement,” was placed in the capable hands of Audiohammer Studios producer Mark Lewis for a complete re-mix, along with a re-master by Alan Douches.

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– September 25th, 2013 – North American tour with GWAR begins next week! Whitechapel are streaming their new lyric video for “ Prostatic Fluid Asphyxiation ” from the remastered version of their debut album, “ The Somatic Defilment .” Fans can watch the video now at BloodyDisgusting.com HERE . In addition to watching the lyric video, fans can also enter to win an ESP guitar signed by the entire band! Whitechapel’s debut full-length album, The Somatic Defilement , is the album that firmly planted the band on an upward trajectory that has carried the band to the upper echelons of modern death metal. The band has taken The Somatic Defilement and placed it in the capable hands of Audiohammer Studios producer Mark Lewis for a complete re-mix, along with a re-master by Alan Douches.

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After the success of the reissues of Septicfledsh classics “Mystic Places of Dawn” (originally out in 1994) and “Esoptron” (1995), Season of Mist will release a newly remastered version of the Greek demons’ 1997 masterpiece, “Ophidian Wheel.” Enhanced with three previously unreleased bonus tracks and a brand new cover artwork designed by Septicflesh frontman Seth Siro Anton himself, the reissue of “Ophidian Wheel” will be available on October 25th (October 29th in North America) on CD and various LP editions. The previous “Esoptron” re-issue is also currently available for streaming in its entirety at this location .

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Swedish female-fronted heavy rockers SISTER SIN will have a newly remastered version of their first studio album, “Dance Of The Wicked”, released as a CD+DVD package on June 25 via Victory Records.

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Swedish female-fronted heavy rockers SISTER SIN will have a newly remastered version of their first studio album, “Dance Of The Wicked”, released as a CD+DVD package on June 25 via Victory Records.

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Industrial black metal pioneers Mysticum is streaming the remastered version of the classic track “Where the Raven Flies.” The song was originally released on the 1996 debut “In the Streams of Inferno,” which will now be reissued through Peaceville Records on February 25, 2013. Recently, the band has unified the core trio of Herr General Cerastes, Prime & Dr. Best in late 2011, and the band has commenced work on the follow-up, “Planet Satan,” to be released 2013

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Earache Records has issued the following announcement about repressing a newly remastered version of “Realm of Chaos” by Bolt Thrower:

“Due to the extremely high demand, we are repressing the vinyl of the classic Bolt Thrower album, ‘Realm Of Chaos.’ This release has been remastered in Full Dynamic Range from the original master tapes, ensuring the highest quality sound that the album has ever had!

“The original pressing completely sold out in less than a week, so if you missed out last time, make sure you order this one quickly!”

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“Down Fall The Good Guys”, the classic 1991 second album from reunited U.K.

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