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Controversy Arises Over Hellhammer Artwork

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Century Media Records reports:

With the release of Demon Entrails on February 26th in the US the days of numerous sub-standard bootlegs of the classic HELLHAMMER demos Death Fiend, Triumph Of Death and Satanic Rites are finally over!

However, the new versions did not come without it's fair share of controversy as Tom Gabriel Fischer states: “25 years after the recording sessions for Hellhammer’s legendary demos, Hellhammer is still as controversial as ever. The print shop supplying our German vinyl manufacturer refused to print the gatefold sleeve, as well as the inner sleeves of the triple vinyl of the Demon Entrails release, due to the satanic content. The print shop in question is the only one in Germany able to print the special kind of gatefold sleeve required by the format used for Demon Entrails. As a result of this unexpected circumstance, the gatefold sleeve and inner sleeves are now printed in the UK."

Demon Entrails has been specially re-mastered from copies of the original master tapes under the supervision of Fischer, and the demos now represent Hellhammer exactly as the band sounded when recording these songs in June and December of 1983. Drawing from a wealth of previously unknown historical liner-notes material and artwork as well as plenty of unreleased Hellhammer photos from 1982 to 1984, Demon Entrails features all lyrics and essays detailing the individual demo recording sessions.

Demon Entrails will also be available as an opulent oversized double CD media-book packaging and as a gatefold triple vinyl album. Both versions will feature a lavish booklet and a poster. These versions will not be available in stores and the only place to order them would be directly through www.cmdistro.com

The bare-bones lower-price CD version will be the only version made available to retail stores. To check out the artwork and some rare Hellhammer photos as well as discover more info on this release, visit the following official Hellhammer website at www.hellhammer.org or go to www.myspace.com/hellhammerband for further details.

Source: BW&BK

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