Century Media Records will kick off its series of reissues by French death/thrash legend MASSACRA by releasing the first-ever official demo compilation covering the band’s 80’s demos, “Day Of The Massacra“, on November 4, 2013 in Europe!
As a sonic glimpse of what to expect of this bestial release, the song “Apocalyptic Warriors (Chapter Final)” from the 1989 “Nearer From Death” demo can be heard here: www.youtube.com
Guitarist Jean-Marc Tristani comments:
“Apocalyptic song! Apocalyptic time – 1989! Apocalyptic fans! Apocalyptic MASSACRA! See you in Hell!”
“Day Of The Massacra” compiles the demos “Legion Of Torture” (1987), “Final Holocaust” (1988) and “Nearer From Death” (1989) remastered at DMS by Ulf Horbelt (Morbid, Asphyx, Grave, Necropsy) while retaining the original raw charm. Nathaniel Colas did a great in-depth interview with original MASSACRA guitarist Jean-Marc Tristani and Thomas Westphal of the infamous Necromaniac Zine (Germany) did the cover. “Day Of The Massacra” will be released as standard CD Jewelcase (on midprice!) with an extensive 24 pages booklet, rare and commented photos, Digital Download and LP on 180g vinyl with a LP booklet plus a MASSACRA logo patch!
The standard black vinyl and CD version can be preordered now at: www.cmdistro.de
The strictly limited transparent red vinyl (only 100 copies) can be preordered from October 14 on at the same link!
See below for the exact track-listing:
MASSACRA – Day Of The Massacra CD
“Nearer From Death” demo 1989
1. Apocalyptic Warriors (Chapter Final) (06:04)
2. Sentenced For Life (05:15)
3. Nearer From Death (07:48)
“Final Holocaust” demo 1988
4. Intro (00:43)
5. Apocalyptic Warriors (03:36)
6. Final Holocaust (04:40)
7. Dream Of Violence (03:18)
8. Troop Of Death (04:24)
9. Outro (00:36)
“Legion Of Torture” demo 1987
10. Intro: March Off / Apocalyptic Warriors (05:59)
11. Toxic War (05:45)
12. Legion Of Torture (03:06)
13. The Day Of Massacra (04:15)
Total playing time: 55:29
MASSACRA – Day Of The Massacra LP
Apocalyptic Warriors (Chapter Final)
Sentenced For Life
Nearer From Death
Dream Of Violence
Troop Of Death
Intro: March Off / Apocalyptic Warriors
Legion Of Torture
The Day Of Massacra
From 2013 onwards, the long sold out albums “Final Holocaust”, “Enjoy The Violence”, “Signs Of The Decline”, “Sick” and “Humanize Human” will be made available step by step. All five albums will get the same treatment as the aforementioned demo compilation: Remastered sound, bonus material, unreleased and exclusive songs, liner notes, reworked layouts, high quality cover artworks (no cheap and blurry scans), rare photos and whatever else there is a fan of real death metal could ask for.
These reissues are the only versions done with full support of the band and will be the definite editions of such death metal classics so don’t spend a buck on bootlegs that suck!