3 BOXER med legendariske band

3 BOXER med legendariske band

On the 13th August 2007 (8th October in USA) Metal Mind Productions will re-release recordings of thrash metal Artillery, desert/psychedelic rock Karma To Burn & industrial Treponem Pal. The titles are as follows:

ARTILLERY – Through The Years (BOX including 4 CD + 32 page booklet) Artillery – one of the top technical thrash bands of the 80's, characterized by intense, energetic riffing and unique vocals. Special collector's edition with classic material from Roadrunner Records archives – 4 Artillery albums plus 32 page booklet. All albums with bonus audio tracks including recordings from the first Artillery demo. For the first time ever all lyrics included in the booklet. This special 4 CD Box edition is limited to numerated 1500 copies. Digitally remastered using 24-Bit process on gold discs.  

KARMA TO BURN – Mountain Mama's – a collection of the works of Karma To Burn (3 CD Digipack + 24 page booklet) A collection of the works of the legendary desert rock/psychedelic rock from US. This special collector's edition includes albums deleted for almost 10 years! All albums are expanded with bonus tracks. Special 3 CD digipack edition, limited to numerated 1500 copies includes 24 page booklet with a story about the band and lyrics to all songs. Digitally remastered using 24-Bit process on gold discs.  

TREPONEM PAL – Furytales (BOX including 4 CD + 1 DVD + 32 page booklet)
 Treponem Pal – the most respected industrial band from France. Special collector's edition contains the remastered versions of 3 studio albums,  bootleg "Live Europe 1992" (available only inside this digipack), a DVD with video clips and live tracks plus 32 page booklet with full story about the band. Classic material from Roadrunner Records archives in a special edition BOX with 4 CD+1DVD limited to numerated 1500 copies. Digitally remastered using 24-Bit process on gold discs.  

Full details of each release below.  

"Through The Years"

Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. No.: MMP 4 CD BOX 001
Barcode: 5907785030084
Format: 4 CD Box + 32 page booklet (limited edition of 1500 numerated copies)
Genre:  thrash metal
Release date:  13.08.2007 Europe /  08.10.2007 USA  


Fear Of Tomorrow
1. Time Has Gone
2. The Almighty
3. Show Your Hate
4. King Their Name Is Slayer
5. Out of the Sky
6. Into the Universe
7. The Eternal War
8. Fear of Tomorrow
9. Deeds of Darkness 
Bonus tracks:                                
1. Out of the sky
2. Deeds of Darkness
3. Fear of tomorrow
4. Hey woman (with Carsten Lohmann)
5. Time has come
6. Mind of no return
7. Bitch  

Terror Squad              
1. Challenge
2. In the Trash
3. Terror Squad
4. Let There Be Sin
5. Hunger and Greed
6. Therapy
7. At War With Science
8. Decapitations of Deviants
Bonus tracks:
1. The Challenge (bonus demo)
2. In the trash (bonus demo)
3. Therapy (bonus demo)
4. Let there be sin (bonus demo)
5. All for You (With Per Onink)
6. We are the dead
7. Too late to regret  

By Inheritance 
1. 7:00 From Tashkent
2. Khomaniac
3. Beneath The Clay (R.I.P.) 
4. By Inheritance  
5. Bombfood  
6. Don't Believe
7. Life In Bondage
8. Equal At First 
9. Razamanaz
10. Back In The Trash   
Bonus tracks:  
1. Khomaniac
2. Don't Believe
3. Hey Woman (with Flemming Rônsdorff)
4. All for you (with Carsten Lohmann)
5. Blessed are the strong
6. Deserter
7. Day of Doom   

1. Cybermind
2. How Do you Feel
3. Out Of The Trash
4. Final Show
5. WWW
6. Violent Breed
7. Theatrical Exposure
8. B.A.C.K.
9. The Cure
10. Paparazzi
Bonus tracks:
1. Fly
2. Jester  

Back in the 80's they were one of the biggest European thrash sensations on the scene characterized by intense, energetic riffing and unique vocals of Flemming Ronsdorf, somewhat reminiscent of Slayer and Megadeth from the same era. The band was formed in 1982 in Taastrup, in the suburbs of Copenhagen, Denmark. The band members were: guitarists Jorgen Sandau and Michael Stützer, bassist Morten Stützer, drummer Carsten Nielsen and singer Carsten Lohmann. The band won a worldwide acclaim even before their first album, thanks to some well-distributed demos (repackaged and re-released later as Deadly Relics). Their debut album "Fear of Tomorrow" and the follow-up "Terror Squad" have gained a legendary status, becoming some of the most thrilling thrash releases of the late 80's period. They wrote killer riffs and their guitar tones on the debut were heavily distorted much like their German thrash counterparts. However, the overall mix and recording was not great. It wasn't a problem though as it is the aggression and the riff work that makes this disc a great listen. "Time Has Come", the number opening the album, is a perfect example of a great thrash song. It's fast and furious but changes several times. For years this album was nearly impossible to find, other than on the double album release with their second album "Terror Squad". However, that pressing omitted "King Thy Name Is Slayer" and the title track. "Terror Squad" is definitely Artillery's shining moment with lots of mosh beats, great thrash riffs, plenty of speedy solos, and unique vocals that are a balanced mixture of growl and melody. Their first album for Roadrunner, "By Inheritance", repeated the  impressive success of the previous LPs. Flemming Rasmussen finally crafted a more than competitive sound for the band which was often compared with Metallica's "Master Of Puppets". The Bay Area touch is still there in terms of the riffing. The two guitarists Michael and Morten Stützer burn a true fireworks of good guitar riffs. The vocals of Flemming Ronsdorf sound technically better than before. Absolutely insane songs like "Khomaniac", "Don't Believe" or the godly instrumental "7:00 From Tashkent" are the highlights of this release. There are no weak moments on this record! Maybe Artillery have become more melodic but in return the song writing has improved.  Unfortunately, after that Artillery was put on hold for almost 9 years, to ultimately return in 1999 with another amazing release, "B.A.C.K." with the unique vocals of Ronsdorf and thrash riffing that were trademarks of the band in their prime still intact. Today, the band still remains active, although there are no signs of a new recorded material yet. During the wait, the fans are granted a unique chance to rediscover the band's whole discography in one exclusive box set.   ***************


KarmaToBurn_box.gifKarma To Burn
"Mountain Mama's – a collection of the works of Karma To Burn"

Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. No.: MMP 3 CD BOX 002
Barcode: 5907785029903
Format: 3 CD Digipack + 24 page booklet (limited edition of 1500 numerated copies)
Genre:  desert rock/psychedelic rock
Release date: 13.08.2007 Europe / 08.10.2007 USA  


Karma To Burn
1. Ma Petite Mort
2. Bobbi, Bobbi, Bobbi – I'm Not God
3. Patty Hearst's Closet Mantra
4. Mt. Penetrator
5. Eight
6. Appalachian Woman
7. Twenty Four Hours
8. Six-Gun Sucker Punch
9. Thirteen
10. (Waltz Of The) Playboy Pallbearers
11. Twin sisters And Half A Bottle Of Bourbon
12. Six
Bonus tracks:
13. Twenty Eight (live)*
14. Thirty Four (live)*
15. Nine (live)*
16. Twenty (live)*
17. Six (live)*
* bootleg recordings from Utrecht (NL) 07.03.2000

Wild Wonderful Purgatory
1. Twenty
2. Twenty Eight
3. Thirty
4. Thirty One
5. Twenty Nine
6. Thirty Two
7. Twenty Five
8. Twenty Four
9. One 
10. Three 
11. Seven
12. Eight 
Bonus tracks:
13. Thirty *
14. Thirty Tree *
15. Thirty Two *
16. Twenty *
17. Twenty Nine (live)**
18. Thirty One (live)**
* tracks taken from EP
** bootleg recordings from Utrecht (07.03.2000)  

Almost Heathen
1. Nineteen
2. Thirty Eight
3. Thirty Four
4. Thirty Seven
5. Thirty Nine
6. Thirty Six
7. Thirty Three
8. Thirty Five
9. Five
10. Forty
Bonus tracks:
11. One  (live)*
12. Three  (live)*
13. Twenty Two  (live)*
14. Seven  (live)*
15. Eight  (live)*
16. Six  (live)*   * live Dynamo Festival 1997 – used under permission from KINK FM


Karma to Burn was a desert rock/psychedelic rock band from Morgantown, West Virginia (US) comprised of guitarist William Mecum, bassist Rich Mullins and drummer Nathan Limbaugh (later to be replaced by Rob Oswald for Wild, Wonderful Purgatory). Some early reports on Karma To Burn stated that the band had "vocalist problems". The truth of the matter is the band is at heart an instrumental band. The band had experimented with vocalists before (ex-Kyuss frontman John Garcia briefly worked with them), but a  vocalist (Jason Jarosz) was recruited for their debut only to satisfy their record label. The vocalist departed soon afterwards, and the band reverted to its preferred status as an instrumental trio, as well as to their convention of naming every song simply as a number, which they did on their last two albums. With all the consternation around the singer, hardly anybody noticed the drummer change. Some time before the release of the album Nathan was replaced by Chuck Nicholas. In April and May of 1997 Karma To Burn toured Europe. Among other events, they played at the illustrious metal festival Dynamo Open Air, where they met John Garcia and his new band SLO-BURN again. In an unannounced special set, Karma To Burn jammed with John Garcia, who did some vocal parts for them. A very special event with a surprised crowd. In August and September of 1997, Karma To Burn toured the USA. They opened nine shows on the Corrosion Of Confirmity/Drain S.T.H. tour and, later, ten shows for Clutch. During that tour Clutch's Neil Fallon and COC's Pepper Keenan jumped on the stage to perform with Karma To Burn a cover version of ZZ-Top's "La Grange". Thus they both joined the exclusive group of people that have sung with Karma To Burn… In the Fall of 1997, K2B were kicked out by their label. Or K2B disconnected themselves from the label. Whatever it was, they were no longer together. Roadrunner didn't want instrumental records and K2B was an instrumental band. In June 1998 Karma To Burn's drummer Chuck Nicholas left the band and was replaced by Rob Oswald. Musically, the band is tough to describe – they are closest to stoner rock, but their instrumental nature and tendency to experiment place them a bit beyond the standards of that genre. With their uncompromising instrumental sound, echoing that of such desert rock bands as Kyuss and The Obsessed, it was not an easy band to fully understand, but surely an intriguing one. The band unofficially disbanded in mid 2002.    **************************

TreponemPal_box.gifTreponem Pal

Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. No.: MMP 4 CD BOX 002
Barcode: 5907785030169
Format: BOX incl. 4 CD+1 DVD + 32 page booklet (limited edition of 1500 numerated copies)
Genre:  industrial
Release date: 13.08.2007 Europe /  08.10.2007 USA  


Treponem Pal  (CD)
1. Silico
2. The Black Box 
3. Embodiement Of Frustration
4. The Prettiest Star
5. In-Out  
6. Too Many Humans
7. Low Man 
8. Soft Mouth Vagina  

Live in Europe 1992 (CD)
1. Black Box
2. Rest Is War
3. Sometimes
4. Fugitive Soul
5. Embodiment Of Frustration
6. Full Moon
7. Radioactivity
8. In Out
9. Too Many Humans  

Excess & Overdrive (CD)
1. Out of Reach 
2. Pushing You Too Far 
3. Excess and Overdrive 
4. For Progress 
5. Crimson Garden 
6. Stoned 
7. Nowhere Land 
8. Blow Me Out 
9. Sometimes 
10. Full Moon 
11. Excess [Trance Mix]
Bonus tracks:
12. Pushing You Too Far (Tribal Mix)
13. Pushing You Too Far (Trance Mix)  

Aggravation (CD)
1. Rest Is A War
2. What Does It Mean?
3. Love
4. Out With No Flag
5. Fugitive Soul
6. Sweet Coma
7. T.V. Matic
8. Radioactivity     
9. You Got What You Deserved  

Live in Europe (DVD)
1. Pushing You Too Far – Video clip
2. Excess & Overdrive (Long Version) – Video clip
3. Too Many Humans/SoftMouth Vagina (Live in Poitiers/France 1988)
4. Rest is a War (Live in Brussels/Belgium 1992)
5. Fugitive Soul/Embodiement of Frustration (Live in Brussels/Belgium 1992)
6. What Does It Mean (Live in Paris/France 1990)
7. Out Of Reach/Stoned (Live in Geneva/Switzerland 1993)
8. For Progress (Live in Geneva/Switzerland 1993)  

Treponem Pal's story begins in 1986, in a time when pop glitz or American glam metal reigned the European music scene. Back then industrial metal was just starting to grow, however the genre's turning point was close – groups such as Skinny Puppy and Front 242 begun aggressively marking their presence on the scene. You might say that Treponem Pal emerged in a time that was groundbreaking for the genre – for it was 1988 when Ministry's "Land of Rape and Honey" was released. It was also this year the French band's line-up got solidified and featured: Michael Bassin (guitar), Marco Neves (vocals), David Lebrun (drums) and Alain Fornasari (bass). Their self-titled debut arrived in 1988 on Roadracer and Treponem Pal frontman Marco explained his vision for the band as a mix of industrial influences (Einsturzende Neubauten, The Swans, Test Department), electronics (DAF, Kraftwerk) and even tribal drumming. In the late 80's Treponem Pal transcended its roots and toured Europe for two years with The Young Gods and Prong, developing a mad following along the way. The early 90's were spearheaded by Wax Trax!, the Chicago label which gave the world KMFDM, Front Line Assembly, Meat Beat Manifesto, Ministry, and many others. Their style sharply influenced the hard rock and metal scene, which suffered the last jolts of bland 80's rock. 1991 was also the year of "Aggravation", a record that revealed Treponem Pal's powerful, sensitive and tribal elements. The band focused on the vision of enlarging industrial's scope rather than narrowing it to one style that could be easily described … or dismissed. In 1992 the band toured with Scorn, Godflesh, Pitch Shifter, and during Lollapalooza, Michel Bassin performed as Ministry's guitarist and Marco was a guest singer for their live set. In 1993, Franz Treichler of The Young Gods produced the critically acclaimed "Excess & Overdrive", which featured the club hit "Pushing You Too Far". With the addition of a new bassist, Treponem Pal signed with Mercury/PolyGram in 1996. Sascha Konietzko of KMFDM was chosen as a producer and the album was recorded in Seattle at Bad Animals Studio. The sonic connection between Treponem Pal and KMFDM is clear, and Michel's turbulent guitar work also appears on the upcoming KMFDM album. "Higher" presents the band's view of music at the end of the century, a sound that unites technology, power, wisdom and groove. The band also pays sly homage to their electronic roots with Kraftwerk's "Radioactivity," and offers a twisted version of Lipps Inc.'s "Funkytown." 1999 marks the beginning of a long downtime for Treponem Pal. After 15 years of intense band life, the group feels the urge to take a break. 2006, the beast is back! Starting with a clean slate, Marco Neves is more determined than ever to challenge and storm the French industrial rock scene where it all began. The goal is set to revive the energy of the early recordings, adding an electronic touch along with years of wisdom. He soon brings into the fold his longtime partner Didier B, the only remaining band member still standing from the original line-up, others having pursued different musical interests or no musical interests at all, to write new material. Franck Tomse steps in for the recording of guitars with Marco's guidance. At the end of 2006, a demo is finalized and Franck departs the project, unavailable for upcoming Treponem Pal activities. In early 2007 the line-up got completed and the band got busy gathering positive vibes and preparing the new sound bomb, joined by Ted Parsons on drums (Swans, Prong, Godflesh, Jesu) and Paul Raven on bass (Killing Joke, Prong, Ministry). The band is now getting ready to take the stage, as early as this summer, for a dozen European festivals and is scheduled for studio time this fall to finalize the album. The long awaited return in 2008 becomes even more anticipated – surely, no one doubts that the new material will be a huge success, as well as a one of the biggest events on the industrial metal scene.