Vio-lence "Opressing The Masses" Press Kit Sells For Close to $1,000
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An original Megaforce-issued VIO-LENCE "Opressing the Masses" press kit - featuring a black leather-like folder with a VIO-LENCE sticker; three glossy promo pictures; three original slides, and a two-page signed statement from vocalist Sean Killian about the controversy about the "Torture Tactics" track deletion, among other items - was sold on eBay for a whopping $967.27.
This past summer, Megaforce released a two-disc DVD from VIO-LENCE, entitled "Blood and Dirt". Produced and directed by Jerry Allen of Metallian Productions, "Blood and Dirt" is over three and a half hours long and contains "a ton of live footage spanning the band's entire existence as well as a full-length documentary on the history of the band. Included in the documentary is commentary by all the members of VIO-LENCE (going back to the DEATH PENALTY days) as well as comments by fellow Bay Area thrashers EXODUS, DEATH ANGEL, FORBIDDEN and many others. You also hear from Bay Area historians Ron Quintana and Walter Morgan, as well as legendary band manager Debbie Abono and many others including comments from VIO-LENCE fans themselves.
Former VIO-LENCE and current MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel announced that the DVD will serve as VIO-LENCE's "final release and function as a band. There will be no more re-releases, reunions or re-anything. We had a blast writing and performing for you and once again, wholeheartedly, thank you all for it."
Megaforce Records reissued VIO-LENCE's classic debut album, "Eternal Nightmare", with a live bonus CD in June 2005. The bonus disc was recorded on December 14, 2001 at Slim's in San Francisco and was mixed by Chris Hanson.
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