ONLY DEATH IS REAL: “New” Hellhammer Single from 1983 Due in August

"'Blood Insanity' was produced in full coordination with members who played on these songs, and designed as faithfully as possible in accordance with the original concept we devised thirty-two years ago."

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Despite dissolving more than thirty years ago, and absolutely not reuniting, Swiss extreme metal trailblazers Hellhammer will issue a “new” seven-inch single, “Blood Insanity,” in August 2016.Both songs featured on the disc, “Blood Insanity” and the B-side “Maniac,” were recorded in 1983 during the band’s Triumph of Death demo sessions. Band members initially envisioned the tracks would be released as a NWOBHM-style single. At last, the record’s time has come.

Says Hellhammer driving force and ONLY DEATH IS REAL author Tom Gabriel Fischer: “[‘Blood Insanity’ has been] produced in full coordination with members who played on these songs, and designed as faithfully as possible in accordance with the original concept we devised thirty-two years ago.” The record even features the original Prowling Death Records number assigned at the time: PDR 007.

Preorders from Century Media Distro open on Friday, July 22. Move with necromantic speed, as “Blood Insanity” is limited to a one-time only pressing of 3,000 copies, divided along the following formats:

• Picture 7″ / 500 copies
* Silver 7″ / 300 copies (Century Media exclusive)
• White 7″ / 300 copies (Nuclear Blast exclusive)
• Clear 7″ / 300 copies (High Roller exclusive)
• Transparent Red 7″ / 600 copies
• Black 7″ / 1000 copies

EU: https://www.cmdistro.de/Artist/Hellhammer/1288

US: http://www.cmdistro.com/item/41150

Dream a thousand morbid dreams…and read the band’s excruciating story in Tom Gabriel Fischer’s phenomenal ONLY DEATH IS REAL: An Illustrated History of Hellhammer and Early Celtic Frost.

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