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PICTURE APPEARING AT METAL ASSAULT 2018
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SILENT SCREAM HITTING ROAD IN MAY
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SILENT SCREAM are back and hitting the road this May!
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BETRAYEL JOINS THE BOOTCAMP SERIES
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Death Shall Overcome
BOOTCAMP SERIES #36
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DECLASSIFIED INFORMATION:
BETRAYEL formed in Fresno, CA in 1985 with Chris Campise on bass/vocals, guitarists James Carter and James Johnson, and Arlie Patton on drums. Influenced by the burgeoning sounds of Metallica, Exodus, and Slayer, BETRAYEL quickly announced their primal thrash metal fury by opening their debut demo—1986’s Helpless Souls—with a bold mission statement: “Attention posers: prepare to die!”

The following year found the group appearing on Godly Records’ Raging Death compilation alongside early incarnations of future greats Atheist (as R.A.V.A.G.E.) and Obituary (as Xecutioner), before work ensued on a second demo: Death Shall Overcome. BETRAYEL then secured its highest-profile appearance to date in 1990 with the opening track on Metal Blade’s Metal Massacre Ten compilation, all the while respectfully maintaining their singular focus on intense, raging thrash.

Even early on, BETRAYEL had opened for names such as Anthrax, Death Angel, Overkill, etc.; and would go on to share the stage with a huge number of impressive acts such as Autopsy, Dark Angel, Kreator, Lääz Rockit, and Voïvod. Having amassed an impressive cache of songs that had yet to be recorded, the band was prepping to sign with Mechanic Records, before management issues saw BETRAYEL passed over for Vio-lence instead. By the end of 1990, BETRAYEL was finished.

Finally, almost three decades after the fact, Divebomb Records is proud to grant BETRAYEL’s recordings a long overdue discography collection: Death Shall Overcome. The 20-song CD includes tracks from the Helpless Souls and Death Shall Overcome demos, the Raging Death and Metal Massacre Ten compilations, plus eight previously unreleased live cuts recorded in 1988. Fully remastered by Jamie King at The Basement Recording, the disc is housed alongside an extensive booklet loaded with archival photos/flyers and a retrospective interview with the band. For the fans, by the fans!

COMRADES IN ARMS:
Nasty Savage, Hallows Eve, E-X-E, Harter Attack, Slayer & Exodus

ARSENAL:
Limited edition CD – only 500 units pressed worldwide – Cover art by Steven Cobb – digitally remastered – band supplied photos – full color 24 page booklet with new band interview

Helpless Souls – 1987
1. Betrayel
2. Helpless Souls
3. Destruction, Death & Pain
4. Cathedral
5. Beyond The Gates

Death Shall Overcome – 1987
6. Death Shall Overcome
7. Born Of The Jackal
8. Blood Of Nam

Raging Death Sessions – 1987
9. Hypocrite’s Reign
10. Scream In Darkness

Raging Death LP – 1987
11. Another Sacrifice

Metal Massacre Sessions – 1989
12. Sick Or Sane?

Live At Casino Intl (Merced, CA) – 1988
13. Another Sacrifice
14. The Daily Sin
15. Face The Flames
16. Eternal Life
17. Hellborn
18. The Dreaded Incubus
19. Demonic Dreams
20. Deadly Possession


Available February 9th, 2018
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TYRRANICIDE’S “GOD SAVE THE SCENE” DELUXE EDITION COMING IN FEBRUARY
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TYRRANICIDE
God Save The Scene (Deluxe Edition)
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TYRRANICIDE originally formed on Halloween of 1984 in Pleasanton, CA under the name of Mayhem. The group eventually solidified its lineup of guitarists/vocalists Jeff Hill and Tim Narducci, drummer Mike Serafin, and Ty Turner on bass before being rechristened TYRRANICIDE prior to recording their first demo in 1986. Existing on the fringe of the fabled Bay Area thrash scene’s heyday, TYRRANICIDE rubbed elbows with everyone from future legends such as METALLICA and EXODUS, to second-wave favorites like SACRILEGE B.C. and ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT. The band was initially adamant, however, that their thrashing attack not be pigeonholed as simply “speedcore” or “crossover,” desiring instead for their inclusive attitude to welcome a range of different fans.

After securing an appearance on the Metal Blade/Death Records Complete Death II compilation LP in 1987 alongside contemporaries from IMPULSE MANSLAUGHTER to ANGKOR WAT, TYRRANICIDE hit the studio in October of 1988 to track their lone full-length LP, God Save the Scene. Recorded for a mere $800 and self-released through Hill’s own Whirling Dervish Records, the album would go on to become an influential force in the local scene with regard to the D.I.Y. ethic—and a cult classic, no less.

In the years that followed—with new bassist Sean Kinnick in tow—TYRRANICIDE’s final recording sessions were originally intended to comprise a second full-length. In the end, however, the darker and harder-hitting material yielded a pair of EP releases in 1992: a two-song 7″ on French label Bad Card Records; and two more songs on a split 8″ flexi with Liquid Courage. TYRRANICIDE would ultimately endure a few more lineup changes before finally throwing in the towel before the end of 1993.

But now, nearly 25 years later, Divebomb Records is excited to announce this definitive double-CD reissue of God Save the Scene. The 27-song collection includes the full-length album itself, “Don’t Label Me” from Complete Death II, 1986’s Hiding Under White demo, plus the complete sessions from what would have been TYRRANICIDE’s sophomore full-length—four songs of which have never before been released! Fully remastered by Jamie King at The Basement Recording, the set is rounded out by an extensive 24-page booklet loaded with photos, flyers, press clippings, and a retrospective interview with the band. For the fans, by the fans!

FOR FANS OF:
THE ACCUSED, DR. KNOW, NO MERCY & CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER

Available February 9th, 2018
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LEATHER IS BACK!
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Oft-championed alongside Wendy O. Williams, Betsy Bitch, and Doro Pesch as a leading torchbearer for high-power heavy metal frontwomen, LEATHER LEONE is perhaps best known for her outstanding work alongside legendary guitar shredder David T. Chastain—having performed on no less than four of CHASTAIN’s full-length albums prior to releasing her solo debut, Shock Waves, in 1989. However, after another stellar outing with CHASTAIN the following year with For Those Who Dare, a lengthy hiatus occurred, and it would be 20 years before LEATHER’s inimitable vocal force would resurface.

2011 found LEONE once more joining forces with early-’80s Rude Girl bandmate Sandy Sledge for the Sledge Leather project, resulting in the 2012 full-length Imagine Me Alive. Subsequent albums with CHASTAIN followed in Surrender to No One (2013) and We Bleed Metal ‎(2015); and touring under her own name throughout South America and Europe over the past two years, LEATHER and her current lineup of Vinnie Tex and Daemon Ross (guitars), Thiago Velasquez (bass), and Braulio Drummond (drums) have harnessed their newfound fire into a brand new album slated for the spring of 2018. Produced by guitarist Tex alongside Rodrigo Scelza at studios in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Białystok, Poland, the scorching 11-song outing—titled simply II—was mixed and mastered by the Wiesławski Brothers (VADER, BEHEMOTH, etc.).

Having previously reissued LEONE’s phenomenal solo debut—not to mention three of her CHASTAIN-backed classics—Divebomb Records is now excited to support LEATHER’s latest endeavor to fly the flag of courageous metal with II. In the band’s own words: “Straight ahead pure heavy metal! No hippies, no posers!”

LEATHER II in stores April 13th, 2018

10 YEARS AND STILL GOING STRONG!
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Thanks to all the fans and all of the bands who have helped us reach our 10th anniversary!

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LAST VISION BLACK JOINS THE BOOTCAMP SERIES
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Last Vision Black
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Bootcamp Series #37

Information regarding criminally obscure progressive metal outfit LAST VISION BLACK is scarce, to say the least. The quartet formed around 1993 in Holtsville, NY on Long Island with the lineup of vocalist Scott Oliva (formerly of groups such as Deranged, Inner Strength, etc.), Jim Volpe on guitar, bassist Lou Parasimo, and Jules Loscalzo handling drums. The band would release but one self-titled three-song demo in 1994, engineered by Oliva’s former Inner Strength bandmate Joe Marselle, who also performed some guest solos on the sessions.

Coming up at a time when an increasing number of hardcore and death metal acts were gaining recognition in the area, LAST VISION BLACK, however, could—and should—have been considered a suitable contemporary of future Long Island Music Hall of Fame inductees Dream Theater. Their all-too-succinct demo has garnered a bit of an über-cult following over the years with its powerfully melodic, prog-tinted yet thrash-rooted brand of high-quality metal—fitting for fans of Hittman, Queensrÿche, or Iced Earth alike.

True, a CD EP re-release of a 23-year-old three-song cassette may seem a bit of a risk in this dismal age dominated by mere clicks and streams, but after several failed attempts at launching their Masters of Metal: Classics compilation series—and knowing undeniably worthy material when they hear it—Divebomb Records is willing to explore new territory in order to grant LAST VISION BLACK‘s outstanding music a new chance to be heard. Fully remastered from the band-supplied DAT tape by Jamie King at The Basement Recording, this is yet another true labor of love reissue: for the fans, by the fans!

Available January 12th, 2018
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OLD WOLF’S “FAUSTIAN MASS” KICKS OFF 2018 RELEASES
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DIVE158-coverSomerset, KY’s OLD WOLF began as a drunken conversation in February of 2014 during a night full of debauchery and headbanging. Solidifying its first lineup by the summer of 2015, the old school power metal aficionados were well-prepared to act as crusaders for the New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal. Hitting the scene with a three-song cassette/CD demo in late-2015, the band worked to establish a live presence over the course of the following year, at which point the demo was picked up amidst the premiere edition of the Divebomb Records Masters of Metal compilation series. Work on new material ensued, but progress hit a snag and OLD WOLF set upon a six-month hiatus to refine its ranks later in 2016.

Back in the studio by March of 2017 with a new lineup comprised of guitarists Jake Wilson and Jerome Peters, Jason Norfleet on drums, bassist Josh Campbell, and vocalist Rick Langford, OLD WOLF set out to finally complete their 10-song debut full-length, Faustian Mass, through a continuing collaboration with Divebomb Records. Produced by OLD WOLF alongside engineer Scott Briggs at Velocity Studios in Cave City, KY, the album strives to shred faces through even more neck-breaking riffs than before.

With Faustian Mass, OLD WOLF is sure to inspire fans of any number of classic acts from the U.K., Europe, and the U.S. alike with their fist-raising brand of classic metal anthems, and are out to prove once and for all that true heavy metal will never die…


In stores January 12th, 2018
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“SLAVE TO THE METAL” FREE DIGITAL SAMPLER
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PICTURE LEGACY CONTINUES ON DIVEBOMB
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Widely recognized as one of (if not the) first Dutch heavy metal bands, PICTURE’s storied career dates all the way back to 1979. Their classic first four albums were previously subject to Divebomb’s two-on-one CD treatment in 2013, with fifth opus Traitor joining the ranks in 2016 for the first time ever on disc. But the picture—pun intended—remains incomplete…

If Traitor had signaled PICTURE’s shift toward a slightly more commercial hard rock direction in 1985, the transformation was complete with Every Story Needs Another Picture (1986) and Marathon (1987). The previous lineup having crumbled under record label pressures and musical differences, rhythm section Rinus Vreugdenhill (bass) and Jacques van Oevelen (drums, R.I.P.) soldiered on with new members Rob van Enkhuizen (guitar) and former VANDENBERG vocalist Bert Heerink—adding keyboardist Ronald de Grauw for Marathon. This mainstream-leaning and increasingly keyboard-centric sound may have alienated some fans, but the group’s knack for hook-laden songwriting and memorable choruses certainly took center stage.

Now, 30 years later, Divebomb Records is proud to present yet another two-on-one CD reissue including both Every Story Needs Another Picture and Marathon—newly remastered by Jamie King at The Basement Recording, and bolstered by band-supplied archival materials. This finally completes the label’s monumental undertaking to re-release all seven of PICTURE’s pre-reunion albums over the course of the past four years. For the fans, by the fans!

In stores November 10th, 2017
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