Beastwars Re-Releasing Two Albums
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.
"Thanks to a new partnership with the Denver, Colorado-based label Granite House Records (United States) and Rocket (Australia) both Beastwars and Blood Becomes Fire will once again be available. A preorder of unique/limited edition vinyl pressings are currently available from the band's website here."
Catch the band live:
1 May – Dux Live, Christchurch
23 May – Cherry Bar, Melbourne (vinyl launch party)
25 May – Cherry Rock, AC/DC Lane, Melbourne (with The Meat Puppets)
31 May – Cherry Rock, Factory Theatre, Sydney (with The Meat Puppets and Brant Bjork)
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