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Last updated on February 7, 2016 at 12:34 PM ET

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Recon's "Behind Enemy Lines" Seeing Re-Issue

Roxx Records is extremely excited to be re-releasing a special 25th anniversary limited edition pressing of Recon's "Behind Enemy Lines" on both CD and vinyl. The label comments:

"Recon burst on to the metal scene in 1988 with a 4-track cassette-only demo, which was the norm back when file sharing was mix tapes sent through the mail to and from tape traders. The band soon followed this up with two classic tracks that were released on the Regency Records compilation, 'California Metal 2.' Then, in 1990, Intense/Frontline Records released the band’s full-length debut, 'Behind Enemy Lines.'

"Recon was originally launched by Deliverance axe master, George Ochoa, who also produced the melodic power metal album. The album was originally released on CD and cassette tape, both of which are extremely rare and hard to find today. There was even a one-time CD reissue from M8 records, which is equally as rare to find. Collectors might have been lucky enough to get their hands on a copy of a small run of a European-only release on vinyl. Traders in rare Christian metal will tell you that this vinyl release is next to impossible to find today. More...

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Sunday Old School: BMHM Part 1 - Dissection

It’s that special month again! Black Metal History Month is back for its fifth instalment, with some of the heaviest and most controversial bands lined up to celebrate our trademark four weeks of darkness. To get things going, we’re going to kick off the month with perhaps one of the craziest stories we’ve yet to cover in Sunday Old School by taking a look at one of Sweden’s most infamous bands, Dissection.

Dissection can trace its roots back to a thrash metal band, Siren’s Yell, which featured future members Peter Palmdahl, Öhman and Jon Nödtveidt. They only lasted one demo before Nödtveidt and Öhman spent a short time in a band called Rabbit’s Carrot, a group which the duo found very lightweight so they worked on darker and more aggressive music, which the other members rejected. This led Nödtveidt to form Dissection in the autumn of 1989 with Peter Palmdahl, with Öhman joining the pair once again the following spring. They soon recorded a demo, "Severing into Shreds," which they distributed to fanzines with the message that the recording marked the birth of Dissection and that they were "about to make a heavy impact on the scene." More...

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Severed Premieres New Song "Edge of the Abyss"

Iceland's Severed (f.k.a. Severed Crotch) premieres a new song entitled "Edge of the Abyss", taken from the band's new five-song promo that’s intended to lay the groundwork for their next full-length album.

Check out now "Edge of the Abyss" below.

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