BELIEVER Frontman Slams Label For Reissuing Band's Catalog With 'Bonus' Tracks
Kurt Bachman, former guitarist/vocalist of the much-missed late '80s/early '90s technical-thrash band BELIEVER, has released the following statement regarding the recent BELIEVER album reissues via Retroactive Records:
"It has recently been directed to our attention that re-releases of 'Sanity Obscure' and 'Dimensions' from Retroactive Records contain 'bonus material' in the form of demo tracks and bootlegged live material. Joey [Daub, drums] and I have never given our permission to use this material on these re-releases and were quite upset when we heard this news.
"We have always prided ourselves in releasing to our devoted and deserving fans only the best sounding recordings of BELIEVER tunes that we could produce. We also put together records that we feel are 'complete' works for that particular time in our musical lives. The idea of cramming on 'bonus' tracks that sound awful at the end of re-releases for the purpose of making a 'new' product to generate sales really pisses us off. 'Sanity Obscure' ENDS with 'Like A Song', 'Dimensions' ENDS with 'Take care we love you, bye bye.' Not with some old recording that doesn't belong.
"We are currently looking into this situation to ensure that this doesn't happen again and hope that these add-ons don't leave an undesired impression in your musical minds."
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