The back catalog from British thrashers ACID REIGN will be remastered and reissued before the end of the year via Lost and Found Records.
Formed in 1985, ACID REIGN recorded the "Moshkinstein" demo in 1987, and was soon signed to the British label Under One Flag in 1988 to record the "Moshkinstein" EP. After gaining support slots with such acts as FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, DEATH ANGEL, NUCLEAR ASSAULT and EXODUS, ACID REIGN quickly made a buzz in the metal scene throughout Europe. The band's first full-length album, titled "The Fear", was released in 1989, and their final album, "Obnoxious", in 1990. After the band's break-up, a collection of demos and live tracks were released under the title "The Worst Of Acid Reign".
Legendary producer Bill Metoyer, who has worked with such bands as SLAYER, D.R.I., SACRED REICH and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, will remaster all three albums — "Moshkinstein", "The Fear" and "Obnoxious". Included in the reissues will be expanded booklets featuring archive photos, new sleeve notes on the making of each album and bonus material, including the original "Moshkinsten" demo (remastered from the original master tapes), "Hangin' On The Telephone" single, and "Humanoia" EP.
ACID REIGN's "Obnoxious", or as it is known to many, "The Pink Album", also holds the No. 1 spot on Terrorizer magazine's worst metal album covers of all time, an honor the band holds in high regard.
Former vocalist Howard "H" Smith can be found on the comedy circuit in the U.K. as Keith Platt-Professional Yorkshireman.
There will be no live dates to support these releases.
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