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NARCOTIC GREED’S “FATAL” IN STORES MARCH 11TH
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NARCOTIC 250xThe Japanese thrash scene has never been held in quite the same regard as those in the Bay Area, Germany, or even the U.K., but thrash metal’s influence most definitely spread to the Land of the Rising Sun in the early-’80s. Bands like OUTRAGE, UNITED, and AION began making waves in the late-’80s; while Osaka’s NARCOTIC GREED—whose origins also date back to 1989—finally released their first demo, Absurd War, in 1991.

Channeling American acts like Forbidden, Toxik, and Nuclear Assault, NARCOTIC GREED released two more demos between 1992 and 1993—tirelessly sharpening their teeth in preparation for what would become their debut full-length, Fatal.

Released in 1994 with minimal distribution outside of Japan, Fatal unfortunately hit the streets too late for the U.S. market to consume its splendor. Though never leaving its mark on the global metal scene, NARCOTIC GREED had managed to put forth an album of pure, unadulterated thrash metal that—despite never gaining the notoriety it deserved—has become a cult favorite amongst thrash enthusiasts the world over.

Divebomb Records is excited to present this expanded edition of NARCOTIC GREED’s Fatal. The deluxe set contains not only the album, but also their classic 1992 demo, Crisis of Ruin—all digitally remastered alongside a 16-page booklet consisting of band-supplied archival photos, complete lyrics, and a brand new interview with the group’s driving force, Hiroshi “Warzy” Yamashita. This is a reissue for the fans, by the fans.

STREET DATE is 3/11/2016.  We will begin accepting pre-orders in January and shipping begins in February.

THREE NEW RELEASES SHIPPING NOW!
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DIVE100 HAVE MERCY/NAPALM/POWERMAD Bootcamp Origins CD
DIVE101 PARADISE LOST Paradise Lost (Deluxe Edition) 2xCD
DIVE102 ZEPHANIAH Reforged CD

PIERCE – III: THE ANTHOLOGY COMING IN MARCH
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PIERCE 250xWilliam Pierce cut his teeth early on while working as a roadie for Metallica’s first US tour. Taking that knowledge the New Jersey native set out put together his own band. Gathering up several solid local musicians the band began to take shape over the next few years and eventually became known as PIERCE.

Crafting songs in his spare time away from work at Jem Records, William and crew which was then rounded out by Dennis Chavis (vocals), Joey Cali (bass) and Tom “Earthquake” Doud (drums) recorded their debut album during late evening sessions and, impressively, on their own dime.  Once the album was nearing completion the band signed with Skreamin’ Skull Records which was an upstart label of Jem Records A&R executive, Jim Cuomo.

Quickly morphing into road dogs, PIERCE took to the touring circuit and worked their way across the USA and back.  Trying to capture the magic from their momentum the band tracked jumped into Omega Studios to record what would become their second album, II.  Riding high and ready to get back out there, the band fell apart in nearly a single moment.  While driving to a showcase for several major labels, the band found themselves in a auto accident which not only ruined their showcase appearance, but also seemingly destroyed their upcoming U.S. tour.  In a flash, PIERCE was gone.

Divebomb Records is excited to present this full PIERCE discography reissue, III: The Anthology. This deluxe set contains both PIERCE albums digitally remastered and spread across two CDs, a 16 page booklet containing band supplied archival photos, lyrics, plus brand new interview with William Pierce. This is a reissue for the fans, by the fans.

STREET DATE is 3/11/2016.  We will begin accepting pre-orders in January and shipping begins in February.

FULL METAL BLITZ – NEW DIGITAL SAMPLER
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sampler2016cFULL METAL BLITZ is a free 12 track sampler highlighting current artists on the Divebomb Records roster. We are possibly best known for our reissues, but we have just as strong a passion for discovering and releasing new music.

FULL METAL BLITZ features an array of artists each with their own style and attitude but all brandishing that certain quality that we at Divebomb Records are ecstatic to promote.  Whether you love thrash, power, progressive or old school traditional metal FULL METAL BLITZ has something for you.  Download or stream it now and discover your next favorite band!

TRACK LIST:
ERADIKATOR – Mesmerised
ZEPHANIAH – Destiny
WULFHOOK – Brutal Nightmare
EVERTHRONE – Under A Burning Sky
GROSS REALITY – Save Yourself
FINAL SIGN – Madness Eternal
ENERTIA – Demons Of Silence
JUDICATOR – Coping Mechanism
MINDWORK – Perceiving The Reality
ELECTRIC AGE – Echoes Of Insanity
PROJECT: ROENWOLFE – Roanoke
WIDOW – Inside The Sign

ZEPHANIAH JOINS DIVEBOMB RECORDS!
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promo_pic - Copy Reforged, the sophomore outing from Indiana’s ZEPHANIAH, builds upon the power thrash foundation laid by their debut, 2008’s Stories From The Book Of Metal, to unleash a catchier and more dynamic intensity—made possible through the refined musicianship of the group’s new, markedly more diverse lineup.

Songs like “Reforged,” “Destiny,” and “Judgement” provide the infectious blasts of thrash for which ZEPHANIAH is known, alongside increasingly intense rhythms and shredding neoclassical influences.

Highlights include a Mad Max-inspired trilogy; beer-drinking anthem “Battle Hymn Of The Victorious”; and progressive epic “Quest For The Royal Crown,” which adds variety and enthralls the listener from start to finish.

Unlike Stories From The Book Of Metal, which was tracked in a mere week, the band spent more than a full year arduously self-producing every last detail of Reforged. Finally mixed by Tom Buechel and mastered by Death Dealer guitarist Stu Marshall in May of 2015, ZEPHANIAH is now prepared to deliver a raging, filler-free collection—in which no two songs are alike!

Reforged sees release on February 12th, 2016
Pre-ordering begins in December!

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Reforged

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FOR FANS OF:
GAMMA RAY, BAL-SAGOTH, ICED EARTH,
WINTERSUN & DRAGONFORCE

TRACK LIST:
1. Reforged
2. Destiny
3. Mad Max
4. Road Warrior
5. Thunderdome
6. Quest For The Royal Crown
7. Judgement
8. Battle Hymn Of The Victorious

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LATEST BOOTCAMP SERIES INSTALLMENTS
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DIVE096-coverHOLOSADE
A Circle Of Silent Screams
BOOTCAMP SERIES #23
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DECLASSIFIED INFORMATION:
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

ARSENAL:
Limited edition of 500 copies – new interview with Phillip de Sade – archival photos – 8 page booklet – new artwork by Steven Cobb

DIVE097-coverAFTERMATH
Killing The Future
BOOTCAMP SERIES #24
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DECLASSIFIED INFORMATION:
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

ARSENAL:
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

OCTOBER RELEASES AVAILABLE NOW
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We are offering, for a limited time, a package deal with FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING!  If you are not interested in the package deal you can order releases individually as well.  International customers we also ship without jewel cases to help save on shipping of any order of 2 CDs or more.

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PARADISE LOST DELUXE EDITION COMING IN JANUARY
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Band PhotoWe are extremely excited to be reissuing PARADISE LOST’s lone full length album in a 2 CD deluxe edition in November.  Not to be confused with long running UK act bearing the same moniker, PARADISE LOST were originally from Nashville and had been slugging it out on the club circuit going as far back as 1986.  They eventually signed to MCA/Gold Dust Records and released Paradise Lost to critical praise in 1989.  Not being able to generate any traction they soon disbanded in 1990.

Our 2 CD deluxe edition contains not only the full length album (which received 4K review in Kerrang!), but pre-production demos and live tracks.  It is virtually every recording the band had made up until their signing, plus 4 songs recorded right before their end.  33 tracks in total.

Street date is January 15th, 2016.  We should begin accepting pre-orders in December.

Stay tuned for even more details…

EVERTHRONE PREMIERE “CONSCIOUSNESS” VIDEO
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FINAL SIGN JOINS DIVEBOMB RECORDS
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The musical partnership between vocalist Shawn Pelata and guitarist Brian “Hellstorm” Williams dates back to 1999, when Brian contacted Shawn with the hope of recruiting him to sing for a new project he was putting together. That short-lived endeavor became K-OCTAVE—yielding a single, highly praised album, Outer Limits, issued via Germany’s Hellion Records in 2001.

Williams then continued with his main band, underground metal giants OCTOBER 31; while Pelata released two albums with melodic rock outfit LINE OF FIRE, as well as working with metalcore cultists KILLWHITNEYDEAD. The two kept in touch, vowing to one day work together again when the time was right.

That time, it seems, is now. An unstoppable riff machine (he’s not called “Hellstorm” for nothing), Brian soon found himself with new players, and eight new songs in need of the right voice. He knew just who to call: Shawn was brought on board and—alongside Kevin Haverlah (drums) and Howard Baker (bass)—FINAL SIGN was born.

Divebomb Records is proud to present the debut album from FINAL SIGN, Hold High The Flame, upon the heavy metal faithful. It’s a ravenous blend of US power metal, thrash and old school heavy metal—executed with unbridled anger and intensity!

Pelata adds, “Brian and I are really excited that our new band FINAL SIGN is part of the Divebomb Records family! These guys know their audience, they know their Metal, and their track record speaks for itself. It’s an honor for me, personally, to have their continued support.”

Hold High The Flame sees release on October 30th.

Divebomb Trivia: Shawn Pelata also fronted ORACLE whose Desolate Kings: The Oracle Anthology was released via Divebomb Records.

FOR FANS OF:
OCTOBER 31, HELSTAR, REVEREND and EXCITER

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