Swedish rockers CRASHDÏET have issued the following update:
"Since it's been around 10 years ago we recorded our first demo, we decided to re-release it (on our own) on limited-edition digipack CD. Martin Sweet has revisited the old original Cubase projects recorded in his home with Dave, Peter and Eric in Hallonbergen, Stockholm back in 2003. With enhanced sound and three bonus tracks not included on the original demo, we wish bring you back to a time where we were young and destroyed…"
Due on February 28, "Illegal Rarities Volume 1" is limited to 999 copies and is available now in the CRASHDÏET online store.
"Illegal Rarities Volume 1" track listing:
01. Gimme What I Need
02. Queen Obscene
03. We Play It, You Scream It
04. Miss Pain
05. California White
06. Get Ready For Tonite (bonus)
07. Within The Sleaze (bonus)
08. Too Hot To Stop (bonus)
CRASHDIET's original singer David Hellman (a.k.a. Dave Lepard) committed suicide in January 2006.
Hellman was found dead on January 20, 2006 at his apartment in the Swedish city of Uppsala, north of Stockholm. It was reported in several places that he hanged himself.
CRASHDÏET's fourth album, "The Savage Playground", entered the official chart in Sweden at position No. 2. The CD was released on January 25, 2013 in Europe (excluding Scandinavia) and January 22, 2013 in North America via Frontiers Records.
"The Savage Playground" was recorded during summer/autumn 2012 at Kingside Studios outside Stockholm with producer Otto Wellton.
CRASHDÏET released a DVD entitled "Shattered Glass And Broken Bones – Three Years Of Generation Wild" on December 4, 2012. The disc features three hours of live and behind-the-scenes footage complied by the band with Bear Productions.