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Having always been appreciative of the support given to them by their diehard fans, New Zealand’s loudest sons have announced that this June they are teaming up with Granite House Records to reissue their 2011 debut "Beastwars," and last year’s follow-up "Blood Becomes Fire" worldwide.
With original pressings already commanding high figures among collectors of rare heavy metal vinyl, not only are these reissues welcomed news for anyone who missed out first time around, they will gives new fans a chance to discover the band’s one and only maxim: Obey The Riff.?
"Beastwars" and "Blood Becomes Fire" will get an official worldwide re-release on June 9th, and now both albums can be streamed via the Bandcamp players below.
New Zealand's Beastwars has announced that on June 9th the band is teaming up with Granite House Records to reissue the 2011 debut "Beastwars," and last year’s follow-up "Blood Becomes Fire," worldwide. The following press release was issued:
"With original pressings already commanding high figures among collectors of rare heavy metal vinyl, not only are these reissues welcomed news for anyone who missed out first time around, they will gives new fans a chance to discover the band’s one and only maxim: Obey The Riff.
"In 2011, Beastwars released their self-titled debut to critical acclaim and in doing so transformed New Zealand's music scene. Landing at #15 on the national charts, the band found themselves shortlisted for the Taite Music Prize and was twice nominated at the 2011 New Zealand Music Awards, winning Best Album Artwork via Nick Keller's otherworldly landscapes.
"Two years on from their internationally acclaimed debut, Beastwars returned in 2013 with Blood Becomes Fire. The album charted at #2 on the NZ charts (held off the top spot by Michel Bublé) and delivered ten songs retaining all the strength and psychedelic fire of their first while presenting a powerful evolution in vision. Where Beastwars' first album conjured tales of the end of days, it’s successor served as witness to the ensuing carnage, viewed through the eyes of a traveller from another time, as he faced his own demise. Blood Becomes Fire is a work of epic imagination that explores eternal themes and hammers each home with concussive force. More...
New Zealand sludge band Beastwars will be releasing its new album "Blood Becomes Fire" on April 19th, and is streaming four minutes of audio samples from it over on its website. The Wellington band has also posted a few tour dates, which follow. Below is the tracklisting and cover art for "Blood Becomes Fire," which was produced by the band and Dale Cotton.
May 03 Kings Arms Auckland, New Zealand
May 04 Bodega Wellington, New Zealand
May 10 Manning Bar Sydney, NSW
May 12 The Hi-Fi Melbourne, VIC
3. Tower of Skulls
6. Caul of Time
8. Blood Becomes Fire
9. Shadow King
10. The Sleeper More...
New Zealand sludge monster Beastwars has teamed up with No Clean Singing to premiere "Call Out the Dead," a track off the band's self-titled full-length which will be released through Destroy/EMI and hit stores on September 11th. Listen to "Call Out the Dead" at this location.
The band originally released the debut in New Zealand in 2011, but "Beastwars" will finally be available worldwide digitally and on limited edition white vinyl. You can also listen to the previously posted song "Cthulhu" over here. More...
New Zealand doom-metal outfit Beastwars will make the band's debut self-titled album available for the first time in North America on September 11th, and one day earlier in the rest of the world.
In addition to heavy touring in support of the album release, the band is stoked to have New Metal Army premiere one of the "Beastwars" tracks titled "Cthulhu." Check out the song at this location. The band comments:
"The idea for the song was to create some music that felt like a huge sea monster. Coincidentally, we recorded the album in Dunedin, New Zealand, which is the same city where H.P. Lovecraft's crew set off from in the story 'The Call of Cthulhu.'
"This version that was recorded was the first time ever that we had played the song all the way through, and all the vocals were improvised on the spot. The next morning we were watching the news on TV and we saw that a fishing boat had sunk off the coast of Dunedin around the same time that we had recorded the song. Obvious use a coincidence, but made us seriously contemplate the power of the riff."
Beastwars has teamed with Gun Shy Assassin to premiere the track "Red God." You can stream the song at this location.
Beastwars will release the band's debut full-length, which will be available for the first time outside of New Zealand, in North America on September 11th. The rest of the world will have the record on September 10th.
Wellington, New Zealand's Beastwars is excited to announce the release of a debut full length, which will be available for the first time outside of New Zealand. In North America, the self-titled effort will hit stores on September 11th, while it will be available one day earlier in the rest of the world.