NAPALM DEATH: 'SCUM' 25-YEAR SPECIAL EDITION TO BE RELEASED 13th February 2012
It's an extreme noise pleasure! 'Scum', the classic 1987 debut album from grindcore pioneers Napalm Death, is due to be re-released on limited edition redux CD and coloured vinyl LP on March 5th.
To celebrate 25 years since the release of the most influential grindcore album ever made, 'Scum' has been remastered especially for this release from the original tapes with Full Dynamic Range (FDR), allowing the music's nuances to shine through and giving the whole album a more ferocious and dynamic sound than ever before, and enabling the listener to immerse in the full audio chaos like never before.
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Original Napalm Death guitarist and founding member Mick Harris states: "It sounds wicked - that record still holds up today and I'm proud I was part of it."
This full dynamic range release is a reaction to the loudness war which has affected the music scene since the 90s, with artists and labels striving to producer ever-louder CDs. Earache firmly believes the playback volume should be in the hands of the listener, not the producer - that's what the volume control is for!
See a comparison of the 'Scum full dynamic range audio against the previous version at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/scum_fdr.jpg.
More FDR releases are planned, including Napalm Death's follow-up release, 'From Enslavement To Obliteration'.
The limited edition 'Scum' CD comes housed in a digipak sleeve and includes the previously unreleased rough mix of the entire album as a bonus, complete with original ad libs and intros from the studio and an alternate version of the title track. The collector's LP version is available in the following quantities and colours:
100 - Lime Green
200 - Lilac
300 - Magenta
800 - Black And White