ANAL CUNT’s (A.C.) posthumous 2CD collection of rare and early material, ‘The Old Testament‘ can currently be streaming via Crustcake at this location. The album was released today by Relapse Records on 2CD and digital formats and can be ordered via Relapse here and on iTunes here.
‘The Old Testament‘ is the last completely authorized A.C. release and showcases the band’s earliest and most forceful work. In addition to the infamous ‘5,643 Song’ EP and the bands early split releases, ‘The Old Testament’ also includes A.C.’s first demo (from April 1988) and last session in 1991, neither of which have been heard by anyone outside the band. ‘The Old Testament’ includes liners penned by charismatic founder and songwriter Seth Putman shortly before his death, as well as an epilogue from original A.C. drummer Tim Morse, tons of never-before-seen early photos, and much more.
A.C. courted controversy and melted minds with their unique brand of noise for over twenty years. Love them or hate them, the outrageous outfit built a cult following worldwide and became one of the most talked about underground bands of our time. Decibel Magazine has compiled a remembrance to Seth from Phil Anselmo, Scott Hull, Mike Williams, Steve Austin and numerous other artists in the extreme music scene. Their recollections can be viewed here.