Soulstorm To Re-Release "Darkness Visible" And "Control" As The "Complete Sessions"
NHR Records is proud to announce the imminent re-release of one of the original death metal and industrial hybrid terror units, Soulstorm. The label commented:
"Combining the brutality of classic Death Metal with the eerie coldness of Godflesh inspired industrial madness, Soulstorm's Darkness Visible and their Control debut EP are here combined in a massive definitive edition of their 'Complete Sessions' with full liner notes, photos, and bonus tracks outlining the earliest beginnings of one of Canada's foremost Industrial Metal pioneers. Re-released, Remastered, Reborn: Soulstorm. For fans of Godflesh, Swans, Obituary and Celtic Frost."
The cover artwork is available here and the track listing is as follows:
Endless Human Failure
Empty Mental Room
Helpless To Habit
Control (Original) *Unreleased
Disruption (Alt Vocal Mix) *Unreleased
Helpless To Habit
Endless Human Failure *Unreleased
The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Soulstorm was formed in May of 1991 by Nick Sagias (Bass/Vocals) and David Mitchell (Guitar). Nick Sagias had just disbanded his previous band Overthrow and played in Holland’s Pestilence before realizing he needed to do something new and exciting. Soulstorm were one of the early underground pioneers in a wave of death metal with industrial overtones, sounding like a cross between Godflesh, Swans, Obituary and Celtic Frost. The duo quickly recruited John Sagias (Drums) and Rick K. (Guitar) to round out a live touring line up.
"As the band gathered steam, they recorded what would be their first bit of exposure, the 'Control' demo (Epidemic, 1991). Four crushing songs, sounding like no other, quickly established the band as a force in the extreme metal music scene. John Sagias decided to leave the band and move in a different musical direction and was replaced by drummer Patrick Harquail. It was at this point in time that Soulstorm was ready to release a full-length debut CD that came in the form of the highly acclaimed 'Darkness Visible' (Metal Blade/Music For Nations/Epidemic) CD in 1992. Soulstorm then released their first video for the song 'Disruption,' which was directed by Andrew Hunt (Sweet Karma) and was nominated for a Much Music Video Award for Best Metal Video in 1993. Many impressive live shows followed such as opening for Entombed, KMFDM, Cannibal Corpse, Grave, U.S.S.A., Malhavoc, Suffocation, Clutch, Cancer, Massacre and Milwaukee Metalfest ’93 as well as touring the United States and Canada with Sacrifice, Thought Industry and Genitorturers.
"After Dave took a leave from the band in late 1993, Nick took a new approach and re-invented the bands sound with a new touring line-up, touring across Canada with Juno award winners Monster Voodoo Machine and releasing a second full length CD, 'From Euphoria To Paranoia' (Cargo, 1994). After taking 1996 off, the 'F.E.T.P.' line-up got back together, stripped down the sound of the band and released the 'Under The Killing Sun' CD to a limited run of 1000 copies.
"At the end of December 1999, Soulstorm called it quits and Nick Sagias put music on hold for the next 5 years, recording only once during that time with drummer Patrick Harquail. On and off from 2006 to 2011, Nick started laying down the foundations of what was to be Soulstorm’s 3rd full-length CD until 2011 when David Mitchell reconnected with Sagias and work properly began on CD number 3. This 3rd NEW Soulstorm release is now scheduled for release in 2012, as well as a number of tour dates throughout North America. Toronto date coming very soon!! Stay tuned."
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