MASSACRA ' "Final Holocaust", "Enjoy The Violence" and "Signs Of The Decline" re-issues to be released on June 2nd, 2014

On June 2nd, 2014 Century Media Records will release the first three albums by legendary […]
April 18, 2014

On June 2nd, 2014 Century Media Records will release the first three albums by legendary French death/thrash commando MASSACRA on CD, LP and as digital album. These editions were created in close cooperation with the band's guitarist Jean-Marc Tristani and promise to be the ultimate versions of such essential albums:

"MASSACRA are proud to present you the official reissues of the first three albums "Final Holocaust" (1990), "Enjoy The Violence" (1991) and "Signs Of The Decline" (1992). Century Media worked hard to add extra value to these releases. The packaging is really nice and you can find lots of extra stuff in there: detailed interviews, tons of rare photos etc! We also wanted to make as much as possible visible of Formosa's excellent artworks, so we scanned the original LPs and came up with designs that fit to the spirit of last year's "Day Of The Massacra" demo compilation. On the CDs you will find some pretty interesting bonus material like an unreleased live show from 1990 from my personal archive, some bootleg tracks plus a rehearsal recording that was previously published with very bad sound and disguised as live tracks with no track-listing. That rehearsal also includes a song ("Cyclone") that has never been re-recorded afterwards. A lot of the material we used was provided by real diehard collectors out there, so a special thanks to them for supporting this project!

As you can see we picked the French national colours for the vinyl. Consider it as an ironic statement, we know where we come from but MASSACRA definitely was not the band to make peace with anyone. Overall these are the definite editions of such albums that hopefully put an end to all the bootlegs and satisfy all the MASSACRA maniacs out there! Enjoy the violence!"
// Jean-Marc Tristani, April 2014

The albums have been skillfully remastered by Patrick W. Engel / Temple Of Disharmony (Asphyx, Desaster, Darkthrone etc), were specially mastered for vinyl and feature heavy 180gr vinyl, a 30x30cm 4-page LP booklet whereas the CD and digital format will feature additional bonus tracks and will be offered at mid-price.

Here is an overview on the different vinyl editions and limitations:

Final Holocaust:
200 copies ' black vinyl
400 copies - transparent blue vinyl
400 copies - clear vinyl

Enjoy The Violence:
200 copies - black vinyl
400 copies ' solid white vinyl
400 copies - clear vinyl

Signs Of The Decline:
200 copies - black vinyl
400 copies ' red vinyl
400 copies - clear vinyl

The CDs will feature extensive 24 pages booklets and the following track-listings (identical to digital release):

Final Holocaust (re-issue+bonus):
1. Apocalyptic Warriors
2. Researchers Of Tortures
3. Sentenced For Life
4. War Of Attrition
5. Nearer To Death
6. Final Holocaust
7. Eternal Hate
8. The Day Of Massacra
9. Trained To Kill
10. Beyond The Prophecy
11. Researchers Of Tortures (Live in France 1990)
12. War Of Attrition (Live in France 1990)
13. Sentenced For Life (Live in France 1990)
14. Final Holocaust (Live in France 1990)
15. Eternal Hate (Live in France 1990)
16. The Day Of Massacra (Live in France 1990)
Total playing time: 78+ min

Enjoy The Violence (re-issue+bonus):
1. Enjoy The Violence
2. Ultimate Antichrist
3. Gods Of Hate
4. Atrocious Crimes
5. Revealing Cruelty
6. Full Of Hatred
7. Seas Of Blood
8. Near Death Experience
9. Sublime Extermination
10. Agonizing World
11. Researchers Of Tortures (Rehearsal 1991)
12. Beyond The Prophecy (Rehearsal 1991)
13. Final Holocaust (Rehearsal 1991)
14. Cyclone (Rehearsal 1991)
15. Trained To Kill (Rehearsal 1991)
Total playing time: 57+min

Signs Of The Decline (re-issue+bonus):
1. Evidence Of Abominations
2. Defying Man's Creation
3. Baptized In Decadence
4. Mortify Their Flesh
5. Traumatic Paralyzed Mind
6. Excruciating Commands
7. World Dies Screaming
8. Signs Of The Decline
9. Civilization In Regression
10. Full Frontal Assault
11. Gods Of Hate (Live in Germany 1991)
12. Full Of Hatred (Live in Germany 1991)
Total playing time: 47+min

Don't forget to check out last year's demo compilation, "Day Of The Massacra", it can still be purchased as LP on black vinyl (plus LP booklet, logo patch) and CD here:

Prepare for a devastating lesson in European death metal history!

Century Media Records
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