Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Descent Into Hell + demos Triple LP from The Crypt.



The Crypt is proud to announce the second album from Chicago Death Metal kings CIANIDE! For the first time ever on vinyl we present the band's sophomore masterpiece "A Descent into Hell" coupled with their "CIANIDE... KILLS" demo and “Scourging At the Pillar” unreleased track..

Formed in 1988, CIANIDE's vision was to create the heaviest Death Metal in existence... and they DID! Truly CRUSHING and DEATH HEAVY, the way it was meant to be, finally seeing the light of day once again, on glorious vinyl format!!!

Strictly limited to a one-time only pressing of 666 hand-numbered copies, 222 sets will be on 180 gram classic black vinyl.

Clocking in at almost 80 minutes, the length per LP side ended up being way too long to fit a standard double LP set. For optimal sound quality, this massive Death Metal Beast is mastered at 45 RPM across 3 slabs of wax. They come housed in a 350 gram, reverse-board printed, triple gatefold jacket featuring the original CD cover art, "Hell" by The Limbourg Brothers, lyrics, unpublished band photos and new extensive liner notes by all 3 original members.

Included in all 666 copies is a luxurious 24" x 36" (60.96 cm x 91.44 cm) poster of the original Limbourg Brothers "Hell" cover artwork.

I can already feel the ground starting to shake...

Saturday, February 4, 2012

2011 has come and gone...

...and we're already a month into 2012.   Time flies when you're kicking ass.  With a brand new album, a killer reissue and a handful of awesome live shows, 2011 shaped up to be quite a year for us.  Something of which was waaaaay overdue to happen.  In my opinion anyway.  We just need to keep that momentum going and get down to doing what we do best - writing some heavy as hell DM.  Hopefully we'll have 4 or 5 new tracks by the end of this year for a EP release in 2013.  "Why an EP?" you ask?  Simply because we never released one before and we just think it would be cool. 
So for the time being, instead of something new -  here's something old.  Really fucking old.  The very first rehearsal we EVER did.  Which was recorded back in Spring of 1988 with a boombox in the middle of the floor.  This was with original singer/founder Bill Thurman on vocals as well (I can't scream like that!).
The song is/was titled Dead appropriately enough.  We barely knew what we were doing - but kicking ass all the same.
Ah miss them early days. 
Oh well, Enjoy!


CIANIDE - "Dead" rehearsal 1988 by CIANIDEATHMETAL