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CHASTAIN REISSUES CONTINUE ON DIVEBOMB RECORDS
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We are proud to announce that we will be kicking off 2015 with reissues
of the classic CHASTAIN albums The Voice Of The Cult and The 7th Of Never.  Having already partnered with David Chastain and Leviathan Records to bring you their fifth album, For Those Who Dare, and Leather Leone’s solo masterpiece Shock Waves we expect these reissues to be of the same caliber if not better!  Carlos Ramirez plans to chat with both David and Leather about the making of these albums for inclusion in their respective liner notes.  We will also be having the original albums remastered for the best sound quality to date.

Release date in February of 2015 is planned for stores, early January for direct customers.  Stay tuned for more information.

OFFICE CLOSE – LABOR DAY WEEKEND
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Our office will be closing at 5pm EST this Thursday for the holiday weekend. We will re-open on Tuesday.  Any orders placed in that time will be processed once we return.

UPCOMING RELEASES
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We have been busy here handling all the orders for the REVEREND reissues and the latest releases from the BOOTCAMP series.  We wanted to let everyone know what we have lined up and coming soon.

SEPTEMBER 2014
ARCANE – Worlds Colliding: The Anthology
This 2 CD set will include both of their demos as well as the Destination Unknown LP and Ambiguity EP.  It will feature a 20 page booklet packed with photos, flyers, lyrics and brand new interview with Arcane members.

OCTOBER 2014
5 new releases all part of the BOOTCAMP series.

BC#16 AZRAEL – Television Slave
Florida thrash band whose guitarist have since wound up in Obituary and Death To All.  It will feature new interview, lyrics, band pictures and their entire Welcome demo as a bonus.  20 tracks total!

BC#17 EROTIKILL – Virgin Speed
Los Angeles thrash act whose original cassette is a thing of legend.  Our reissue will contain new essay from super-fan Matt Johnsen, band photos plus original audio interview contained on long lost promo cassette release.

BC#18 WITCH MEADOW – Cry Of The Wolf
Rhode Island metal act who fought tooth and nail through the 90′s while metal was no longer the powerhouse genre dominating the world.  They delivered two amazing releases When Midnight Falls and Down Eternity’s Hall.  Both releases are compiled along with new interview, band photos and song lyrics.

BC#19 ENERTIA – Victim Of Thought
New York based power metal act were another band championing their metallic sounds during the 90′s when it was considered not quite fashionable.  Our collection features their Flashpoint, Momentum and Law Of Three releases compiled on 2 CDs with a few killer bonus tracks.  New interview with the band and archival photos.

BC#20 NIGHT IN GALES – Ashes & Ends
Night In Gales could be considered the oddball of our Bootcamp series considering the band has found a home previously on Nuclear Blast Records, Massacre Records and Lifeforce Records.  We are unabashedly super-fans of Night In Gales here at Divebomb and we have been waiting (patiently) to do this collection for several years now.  Despite being signed to all those labels this collection is comprised of demos and independently released EPs they produced while they were unsigned and seeking label support just like bands in our Bootcamp series.  This material is some of our favorite stuff they have ever recorded and we are happy to finally get it properly released and all in one set.

REVEREND REISSUES SHIPPING NOW!
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We are SHIPPING NOW via our Estore.  BUY NOW

Few bands can survive the departing of a vocalist. This was the crossroads that Heretic found themselves at in 1988. The Los Angeles-based metallers had just had their dynamic front man, Mike Howe, leave the group for greener pastures, becoming the singer for Metal Church. It was an opportunity that no one in Heretic faulted him for jumping on, but it left them with the daunting task of replacing someone so unique. Several auditions were held, but no one seemed fit for the job of replacing Howe. Exhausted and disappointed, Heretic threw in the towel.

Well, kind of.

One of Heretic’s label reps had suggested they give recently ousted Metal Church vocalist, David Wayne, a call.  Though not immediately on their list of replacements for Howe, the band could not ignore the kind of press hype a “singer swap” would bring to the band. A few phone calls later, Wayne auditioned by demoing vocals on the newer, much heavier direction guitarist Brian Korban and bassist Dennis O’Hara had been writing for Heretic. The results were undeniable.

REVEREND was born.

A debut EP surfaced in 1989, but it wasn’t until REVEREND delivered two classic thrash tinged heavy metal albums that people took serious notice. 1990’s World Won’t Miss You and 1991’s Play God brought the group critical acclaim, and helped grow their fan base throughout the globe.

Despite traditional heavy metal falling out of favor in their hometown of Los Angeles, REVEREND never compromised their musical vision to try and fit in like many of their counterparts awkwardly did. Album tracks like “Another Form of Greed” and “Butcher of Baghdad” found REVEREND mining from their classic metal roots and infusing the material with a modern thrash bite. It was a perfect marriage of both the song craft of early ‘80s metal with the muscular guitar tones of the day.

World Won’t Miss You and Play God, both long out of print, are now getting the Deluxe Edition treatment from Divebomb Records. The new discs both include brand new mastering, bonus tracks and new essays culled from a conversation between former REVEREND guitarist Brian Korban and music journalist Carlos Ramirez of noecho.net.

Fire…brimstone…and good old fashioned rock-n-roll…that’s the gospel according to REVEREND!

Both reissues will be in store AUGUST 12th, 2014, but we are SHIPPING NOW via our Estore.  BUY NOW

CONFESSOR – ONLY EUROPEAN PERFORMANCE
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INFORMATION and TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE 

SOLSTICE FIRST US TOUR IN 15 YEARS HAPPENING NOW!
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Florida’s SOLSTICE are currently on the road for the first time in 15 years! Veteran members Denis Munoz and Alex Marquez have taken a revamped line-up out on the road for their first US tour in ages.  The tour also sees direct support from HELLWITCH.

The band have also begun demoing material for a new album and hope to begin recording in the very near future.

In 2012, we reissued Pray For The Sentencing.  The reissue contained not only remastered versions of the band’s first two, long out of print, albums but also a newly remixed version of Pray.  The collection has helped introduce SOLSTICE to an entire new generation of fans.

JUNE 14TH – 529 – ATLANTA, GA
JUNE 16TH – THE END – FLORENCE, AL
JUNE 19TH – RENO’S CHOP SHOP – DALLAS, TX
JUNE 20TH – WALTERS – HOUSTON, TX
JUNE 21ST – BOND’S ROCK BAR – SAN ANTONIO, TX
JUNE 22ND – BOMBADIERS – EL PASO, TX
JUNE 23RD – THE ARMORY – ALBUQUERQUE, NM
JUNE 24TH – THE DISTRICT TAVERN – TUCSON, AZ
JUNE 25TH – SOUTH CENTRAL LA APPAREL – LA, CA
JUNE 26TH – JOHNNY V’S – SAN JOSE, CA

EROTIKILL’s “VIRGIN SPEED” ADDED TO BOOTCAMP SERIES
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We are stoked to announce that EROTIKILL’s cassette release, Virgin Speed,  has been added to the upcoming schedule of our BOOTCAMP series.  They recently sent us the original DAT master tape.  Conversion was successful and Jamie King has already remastered the audio and once Steven Cobb prepares the artwork update we will post a sneak preview track online!  This has been in the works behind the scenes for quite sometime and we are beyond excited that it finally coming to fruition!

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It’s right over there, press play.  You will like it, trust us.

BOOTCAMP THIRD WAVE PREVIEW TRACKS
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Besides THE HIDDEN and GROSS REALITY preview tracks posted below we have preview tracks from the other four upcoming BOOTCAMP titles below for your streaming pleasure. They will be available in mid to late May.

DIVEBOMB’S ALIEN INVASION?!?!
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Two of our upcoming BOOTCAMP titles have an affinity for extra-terrestrial life. We figured we would showcase some preview tracks for everyone! GROSS REALITY artwork by Ben Chaney and THE HIDDEN’s artwork by longtime Divebomb cover artist, Steven Cobb.

GROSS REALITY is melodic thrash metal for fans of Powermad, Death Angel and Testament. THE HIDDEN features members of Midas Touch and F.K.U. and are heavily influenced by bands like Agent Steel and Hirax. These will be available in May. Enjoy!