REISSUE OF THE 2003 ALBUM NOW WITH BONUS TRACKS TAKEN FROM THE ‘BEGINNING OF THE END EP’ REISSUE OF DISCHARGE’S SEVENTH ALBUM FROM 2008 NOW WITH TWO BONUS TRACKS
Will be released later this month via Candlelight Records
When Rat joined Discharge in 2003 the band was venturing out on tour to the USA, and wanted something to have out promote whilst touring, so the band went into the studio to Lay some tracks down. Tracks 1 – 9 were recorded at Madhouse studios in Crewe, tracks 10-13 were recorded at one of the gigs back at their home town of Stoke on Trent at the Sugar Mill. This re-issue also includes three bonus tracks that originally appeared on the Beginning of the End EP. Discharge is a British hardcore punk band formed in 1977 by Terry “Tezz” Roberts and Roy “Rainy” Wainwright. They are often considered among one of the very first bands to play hardcore punk, and to mix punk with metal. While the band had substantial line-up changes over its history, the core members over the early 1980s, when the band produced its key recordings, were Kelvin “Cal” Morris (vocals), Tony “Bones” Roberts (guitar), Roy Wainwright (bass), and Terry Roberts (drums). The band’s music is characterized by a heavy, distorted, and grinding guitar-driven sound and rawly shouted vocals similar to a speech, with lyrics on anarchist and pacifist themes. The band’s first album in 1982, Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing, went to number two on the UK Indie Charts and number 40 in the UK Album Chart. In the early 1980s, the group had a number of singles and EPs place in the top 10 of the UK Indie Charts, including the 1981 EP Why? (#1) and the 1982 single State Violence State Control.