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Metal Blade Records To Release Mercyful Fate Classics In June

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The Press Release:
On June 5th, Mercyful Fate will release CD and LP versions of the classic albums “Don’t Break the Oath”, “Melissa”, and “Mercyful Fate” via Metal Blade Records. The vinyl editions feature spined sleeves with an insert and download card; the CDs contain a mini-LP CD-insert with a small fold-out poster.

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King Diamond comments, “These are not remasters. These are the albums as they were originally done in the old days from the original production masters. They retain all the original dynamics that were captured at the time. It’s very exciting to present these to fans as they were originally released.”
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GWAR Announces “Scumdogs of the Universe” 30th Anniversary Box Set!

The Press Release:
Human Scum! Times are tough. You’ve probably missed rent and emptied your bank account on toilet paper, frozen pizzas, and subscriptions to porn sites. Now that you are unemployed and destitute, your Lords and Masters GWAR have created something new to tempt you into wasting your meager stimulus checks. 2020 marks of the 30th Anniversary of seminal GWAR album “Scumdogs of the Universe.” 30 fucking years! Who would have thought??

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In celebration of this momentous occasion, GWAR is pleased to announce a special 30th Anniversary “Scumdogs of the Universe” Box Set! This limited edition release of “Scumdogs of the Universe” has been completely remixed, remastered, and perfected by Ronan Chris Murphy. Hear GWAR’s classic breakout album the way the Scumdogs intended the listener to hear it. The 30th Anniversary “Scumdogs of the Universe” Box Set includes never before released versions of songs you love with lots of goodies and collectibles thrown in.

This massive collection includes:
* Remixed and Remastered album on two 180g White and Red Opaque Vinyl Discs
* Cassette of demos and rarities
* 48 page book of classic photos, gig posters and more
* GWAR illustrated vinyl slipmat
* Giant 3 foot x 4 foot subway poster of the album cover image
* Collectable reproduction All Access pass
* 8×10 promo photo
* Enclosed in a custom display box
* MP3, WAV, or FLAC download of the remastered audio
* Sticker Pack
* Death Certificate

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Pre-order your copy at: https://lnk.to/scumdogsbox

Signed sets come with custom Swirl Vinyl and they are available exclusively at GWAR.net.

Demo Cassette Tracklisting:
1. Vlad the Impaler
2. Black & Huge
3. Years w/o
4. Sexy Song
5. Death Pod
6. Cardinal Syn
7. Cool Place to Park
8. Jellyfish (King Queen)
9. Bring Me The Child
10. Slave Song

Vinyl Track Listing:

Side A:
1. Salamanizer
2. Maggots
3. Sick of You
4. Vlad the Impaler

Side B:
5. Slaughterama
6. King Queen

Side C:
7. Horror of Yig
8. Love Surgery
9. Sexecutioner

Side D:
10. Years Without Light
11. Black n Huge
12. Death Pod
13. Cool Place To Park

The Personnel:
Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus) – lead vocals
Dewey Rowell (Flattus Maximus) – lead guitar, backing vocals
Mike Derks (Balsac the Jaws of Death) – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Michael Bishop (Beefcake the Mighty) – bass, backing vocals
Brad Roberts (Jizmak Da Gusha) – drums
Danielle Stampe (Slymenstra Hymen) – backing vocals
Chuck Varga (Sexecutioner) – vocals on “Sexecutioner”
Don Drakulich (Sleazy P. Martini) – vocals on “Slaughterama”

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Wow. I can hardly believe that its been thirty years since the world was laid to waste by GWAR and believe it or not, I’ve been listening to the band since this very album and remember playing it on repeat for friends on those drinking cold beers in the Metal Sanctum of my family home. I spun the release on Spotify as I cobbled this news alert together and can say that it seems to have aged well. The parts that shocked me way back when still manage to do that while the parts that I always got a chuckle from still did their part as well. There seems to be a lot of cool stuff packed into this one but its going to run the interested fan about $150 so start planning that overtime and less eating out at fast food places to guarantee you have the extra scratch to offer up to the Lords of Chaos. Chime in down below with what you think about this special edition. See you next time.

Official Links:
http://www.gwar.net
http://instagram.com/gwar
http://twitter.com/GWAR
http://www.youtube.com/gwar
http://www.facebook.com/gwar
http://www.gwarbq.com
http://www.gwarjapan.net
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Metal Blade Records To Release More King Diamond Classics In May

Just over a week ago, I shared the news about Metal Blade Records releasing two of King Diamond’s earliest classics. If you missed that announcement just click HERE to be up to date. Earlier, the label announced four more and you can read all about it down below.

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The Press Release:
Next month, King Diamond will release CD and LP versions of the classic albums “Conspiracy” (May 1st), “Them” (May 1st), “The Eye” (May 15th), and “In Concert 1987” (May 15th) via Metal Blade Records. The vinyl editions feature spined sleeves with an insert and download card; the CDs contain a mini-LP CD-insert with a small fold-out poster.

King Diamond adds, “These are not remasters. These are the albums as they were originally done in the old days from the original production masters. They retain all the original dynamics that were captured at the time. It’s very exciting to present these to fans as they were originally released.”

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Metal Blade Records To Release King Diamond Classics In April

Though the world is getting a little more alarming out there on a daily basis, I’ve got some news to distract you from Metal Blade Records and the legendary King Diamond. Read on.

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The Press Release:
On April 24th, King Diamond will release CD and LP versions of the classic albums Abigail and Fatal Portrait via Metal Blade Records. The vinyl editions feature spined sleeves with an insert and download card; the CDs contain a mini-LP CD-insert with a small fold-out poster.

King Diamond adds, “These are not remasters. These are the albums as they were originally done in the old days from the original production masters. They retain all the original dynamics that were captured at the time. It’s very exciting to present these to fans as they were originally released.”

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Dragonforce Postpones North American Tour Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Continuing the wave of tour postponements or full cancellations comes the latest news from the public affairs handlers of the mighty Dragonforce. As you might recall, it was back in January when we announced this tour (seen HERE) and we were truly looking forward to it since it was bringing along Unleash The Archers and Visions Of Atlantis. The bands statement is below along with the cancelled dates for your own reference. Read on.

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The Statement:
“Due to local legislation and concern for our fans’ health, we will be postponing all upcoming dates of our spring US tour, starting with tonight’s show in Minneapolis. Hold on to your tickets; we will have rescheduled dates announced very soon. In the meantime, please everyone take care and stay healthy!”
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