Nothing Lasts Forever (Deluxe Edition) CD
Outside of CELTIC FROST and CORONER, the average metalhead in the ‘80s probably couldn’t name a heavy metal band from Switzerland to save their lives. But for underground fiends the world over, POLTERGEIST was always a thrash group that deserved more attention that they got their first time around the block.
Forming in 1987, POLTERGEIST signed with then upstart label Century Media Records after releasing two impressive demos. Their partnership led to the release of two obscure, but revered, thrash albums: 1989’s Depression and 1991’s Behind My Mask.
As the international metal scene’s tastes shifted in the early ‘90s, Century Media pressured POLTERGEIST to change their style up to fit into the death metal realm. Instead of cowering to their label’s demands, the band remained focused and crafted what would become their finest moment. Produced by guitarist V.O. Pulver and mixed at the famed Morrisound Studios by Jim Morris (Megadeth, Morbid Angel), 1993’s Nothing Lasts Forever found POLTERGEIST delivering blasts of Euro-flavored thrash of the highest order. Despite the artistic triumph the album became, the band broke up in 1994 after one last tour with fellow countrymen CORONER.
Divebomb Records is thrilled to present Nothing Lasts Forever in this special deluxe edition reissue. The liner notes contain archival photos and features new interview with POLTERGEIST founding member, V.O. Pulver conducted by Carlos Ramirez of NoEcho.net. Not only has the album been remastered by Pulver himself, it also includes their debut demo (1987) and its 1988 follow up, Writing On The Wall. This is the kind of exhaustive care and attention Nothing Lasts Forever has truly always deserved.
EXISES’ roots go as far back as 1978, but it took six years for the lineup featured on their stellar eponymous 1986 debut album to take shape. Opting not to follow in the footsteps of such Dutch heavyweights as PICTURE, BODINE and VENGEANCE, who were all heavily influenced by the NWOBHM movement, EXISES looked to North America instead. Citing influences such as Rush and Van Halen, EXISES deliberately wanted to break the mold cast upon European bands in the ‘80s, a goal they clearly achieved.Originally issued in 1986, Exises was interestingly the first album by a Dutch “rock band” to be released on compact disc and sounded less like Judas Priest than any of their counterparts. It was a bold step for a Dutch band, but one that didn’t go unnoticed with fans on both sides of the Atlantic. Unfortunately, their label, Megaton Records, couldn’t live up to its promises and a year later went belly up after declaring bankruptcy.
Exises has been out of print for nearly 30 years and was originally fetching astronomical collector prices until bootleg copies began to circulate within the European market. In light of this, Divebomb Records and the members of EXISES have partnered up to take on these illegal activities directly by issuing a band-approved official reissue of the album. We hope that we can take the music back and support the artists that created it rather than support those simply repressing knock off copies for a quick buck. As always, we are fans doing this for the fans.