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Earache Releases "World's Shortest Album" Clocking In at 1:27

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Earache Records is celebrating 25 years of bringing extreme metal to the masses and, as part of the celebrations, has released the "World's Shortest Album," striking fear into the hearts of radio DJs everywhere.

Earache is no stranger to world records, having previously claimed two official Guinness World Records, for the world's shortest single with Napalm Death's "You Suffer," as well as the world's shortest music video with Brutal Truth's "Collateral Damage."

Now, Earache is taking the idea of "shorter, faster, louder" to the extreme, with the shortest, fastest and loudest album around. "Earache: World's Shortest Album" celebrates brevity as an art form, featuring 13 extreme, straight-to-the-point tracks totalling just 87 seconds, smashing the previous 121-second record held by Canadian dance group Chromeo.

The attempt at setting the new record for the world's shortest album has been rejected by Guinness however, which no longer recognizes "world's shortest" records, explaining:

"The nature of competing to make something the 'shortest' by its very nature trivialises the activity being carried out, and Guinness World Records has been forced to reject many claims of this kind. As such, we have been forced to cease listing records for the shortest song, shortest poem and indeed the shortest concert."

"Earache: World's Shortest Album" is still available to the public however, and is out now on iTunes at this location.

The full track listing and times for the album are as follows:

01. Napalm Death - You Suffer (00:04)
02. Napalm Death - Dead (00:05)
03. Napalm Death - Your Achievement (00:06)
04. Wormrot - False Grind Sodomy (00:04)
05. Wormrot - You Suffer But Why Is It My Problem (00:04)
06. Brutal Truth - Collateral Damage (00:04)
07. A.C. - Howard Wulkan's Bald (00:09)
08. Lawnmower Deth - Be Scene Not Heard (00:07)
09. Painkiller - Trailmarker (00:08)
10. Brutal Truth - Blockhead (00:07)
11. Morbid Angel - Bil Ur-Sag #2 Lava (00:06)
12. A.C. - Windchimes Are Gay (00:10)
13. Insect Warfare - Street Sweeper (00:13)

Total running time - 01:27

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Diamond Oz's avatar

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1. Diamond Oz writes:

Five dollars for 87 seconds of music? Two words, and the second is "off."

# Jun 1, 2012 @ 7:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
xFiruath's avatar

Content Manager

2. xFiruath writes:

^ Yeah, I was going to say the same thing. The novelty of it is amusing, but never would I spend 4.99 for a minute and a half of grindcore.

# Jun 1, 2012 @ 7:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. LOLWTFGUYS writes:

Exactly, it's sheer gimmick. You can even hear the whole damn thing in the iTunes samples alone. Earache's been scrapping the bottom for a while now and this just confirms it. It's like a last ditch effort.

# Jun 1, 2012 @ 8:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
BrokenFace's avatar

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4. BrokenFace writes:

I actually like the idea but they should have made it a free download. Who the f***s gunna pay £5 for it??? no1

# Jun 2, 2012 @ 3:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. StonerChrist writes:

I really want one for roadtrips lol the same minute and a half at top volume for 6 hours locked in a high speed vehicle. Perhaps next year someone other than me will remember to bring a cd for once.

# Jun 2, 2012 @ 6:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
coldiem's avatar

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6. coldiem writes:

Meanwhile, in other news, Relapse posts their entire catalog on Bandcamp and nobody pays attention. Personally, I find it very sad that BS like this draws more attention.

# Jun 2, 2012 @ 8:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Dasher10's avatar

Writer/Reviewer

7. Dasher10 writes:

This album is why grindcore exists and exactly why I love it.

# Jun 2, 2012 @ 2:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Mosh's avatar

Member

8. Mosh writes:

I'm trying to figure out why they picked such a long Lawnmower Deth track. "f*** Off" is much shorter and would have dropped the running time down by maybe 5 seconds.

# Jun 2, 2012 @ 4:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Jackrum's avatar

Supporter

9. Jackrum writes:

this is an adertisment for me to download this

# Jun 3, 2012 @ 4:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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