A Circle Of Silent Screams
BOOTCAMP SERIES #23
Following the release of their debut album Hell House in 1988, HOLOSADE ran into all sorts of member departures (Simon “Jack Hammer” Jones taking up rhythm guitar for SABBAT and Damien “Michael” Lee jumping behind the kit of Scarborough rockers LITTLE ANGELS). The future became so uncertain that in 1991 they eventually drifted into a hiatus.
Fast forward to 1994, Phillip de Sade (vocals) and Gary Thomas (guitar) decide to get together to record the last batch of songs the group had worked up before it’s hiatus. Joining them once again was Simon Jones along with newer members Andy Barker (drums), Steve Wright (bass) and Fred Purser from Tygers of Pan Tang on the keyboards. This new and revamped HOLOSADE recorded 12 songs that was a perfect follow-up to Hell House, but the industry had changed and they couldn’t find a label to support them or the release of A Circle Of Silent Screams. So, the recordings sat unreleased for 20 years, until now.
Divebomb Records is proud to present the first official release of HOLOSADE’s sophomore album, A Circle Of Silent Screams. Sourced from the band’s original DAT master and remastered by Jamie King, this album fulfills everything HOLOSADE fans have been yearning for and more.
COMRADES IN ARMS:
Anthrax, Hallows Eve, Abattoir, Razor
Limited edition of 500 copies – new interview with Phillip de Sade – archival photos – 8 page booklet – new artwork by Steven Cobb
Killing The Future
BOOTCAMP SERIES #24
Chicago’s AFTERMATH are celebrating their 30th anniversary with the release of their now legendary demo Killing The Future. This will be the first time these recordings are available in North America. Once considered “too damn fast” by Don Kaye of Kerrang! AFTERMATH quickly became a front-runner within the newly birthed 80s crossover movement.
Creating so much buzz within the industry AFTERMATH were included as part of Metal Forces magazine’s Demolition – Scream Your Brains Out LP release which showcased other upcoming (now quite notable) acts of the that time such as Anacrusis, Atrophy, Hobbs’ Angel of Death and Leviathan. Though their eventual artistic evolution would steer them away from the neck-breaking speed of Killing The Future AFTERMATH are still held in high regard as one of the crossover champions of the era.
This Bootcamp Series reissue collects not only the original Killing The Future cassette release, but Demo #1 as well. All audio was transferred from original 2 track master reels, a first, and remastered by Paul Logus. Cover art is a faithful recreation of the original Killing The Future cassette release.
COMRADES IN ARMS:
Corrosion Of Conformity, Wehrmacht, Cryptic Slaughter, Ludichrist, Beyond Possession, DRI
Limited edition CD – only 500 units pressed worldwide – update artwork – digitally remastered – band supplied photos – full color 12 page booklet with band interview and lyrics