Finally, the wait is over!

As you might have noticed, Relapse Records and Chuck Schuldiner’s “estate” Perseverance Holdings, Ltd., have steadily remastered and reissued the majority of Death albums over the past few years. We were proud to be involved in the sprawling Leprosy and pre-Death band Mantas Death by Metal reissues via essays by Bazillion Points publisher Ian Christe.


Now Relapse has announced the most-anticipated piece of the set, Death’s 1987 arrival Scream Bloody Gore, one of the most important albums in metal history. (The backstory consumes the early pages of both Swedish Death Metal and Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries, if you want to dwell on the moment of initial impact.)

DEATH - "Zombie Ritual" (Official Remastered Track)

Scream Bloody Gore circa 2016 is coming May 20 in a variety of formats including a double-vinyl boxset; a triple-compact disc set; and a single cassette version for the real messed-up nudniks. The remastered album will be compounded by unreleased material from the original sessions, plus rehearsal material dating all the way back to May 1986, deeply exploring the crucial Death era featuring Swedish Death Metal / Hellbent for Cooking / Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries contributor Chris Reifert on drums. A slew of themed merch coming in conjunction includes an extremely goofy bobblehead based on Ed Repka’s cover art—this object is already equally reviled and revered by the public, just as Scream Bloody Gore was upon its arrival thirty years ago.

UPDATE: This is the CD set track listing:

Disc 1

01. Infernal Death
02. Zombie Ritual
03. Denial Of Life
04. Sacrificial
05. Mutilation
06. Regurgitated Guts
07. Baptized In Blood
08. Torn To Pieces
09. Evil Dead
10. Scream Bloody Gore
11. Beyond The Unholy Grave
12. Land Of No Return

Disc 2

13. Torn To Pieces (Original Florida Session)
14. Legion Of Doom (Original Florida Session)
15. Scream Bloody Gore (Original Florida Session)
16. Sacrificial (Original Florida Session)
17. Mutilation (Original Florida Session)
18. Land Of No Return (Original Florida Session)
19. Baptized In Blood (Original Florida Session)
20. Regurgitated Guts (Rehearsals 08-20-1986)
21. Sacrificial (Rehearsals 08-20-1986)
22. Sacrificial – Take 2 (Rehearsals 08-20-1986)
23. Torn To Pieces (Rehearsals 08-20-1986)
24. Do You Love Me? V1 (Rehearsals 08-20-1986)
25. Infernal Death (Rehearsals 08-20-1986)
26. Zombie Ritual (Rehearsals 08-20-1986)
27. Beyond The Unholy Grave (Rehearsals 08-20-1986)
28. Do You Love Me? V2 (Rehearsals 08-20-1986)
29. Denial Of Life (Rehearsals 08-20-1986)

Disc 3

30. (Part Of) Scream Bloody Gore (Rehearsals 5/28/86)
31. Legion Of Doom (Rehearsals 5/28/86)
32. Beyond The Unholy Grave (Rehearsals 5/28/86)
33. Scream Bloody Gore (Rehearsals 5/28/86)
34. Torn To Pieces (Rehearsals 5/28/86)
35. Mutilation (Rehearsals 5/26/86)
36. Torn To Pieces (Rehearsals 5/26/86)
37. Zombie Ritual (Rehearsals 5/26/86)
38. Land Of No Return (Rehearsals 5/26/86)
39. (Part of) Evil Dead (Rehearsals 5/26/86)
40. Baptized In Blood (Rehearsals 5/26/86)
41. Infernal Death (Rehearsals 5/26/86)
42. Denial of Life (Rehearsals 5/26/86)
43. Death Metal (Rehearsals 5/26/86)

And in a miracle of perfect timing, remember that the Decibel Grimposium in Philadelphia on April 16 will feature a premiere screening of Death by Metal, a documentary film about Chuck Schuldiner and Death.

More info here! RELAPSE Official Scream Bloody Gore page


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