Long-running New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) pioneers HOLOCAUST — perhaps best known for penning the track "The Small Hours", which was later covered by METALLICA on their "The $5.98 E.P. - Garage Days Re-Revisited" EP — have posted the following update on their official web site:"Those of you who follow the metal news sites are likely familiar with the issues we had with Sanctuary Records this past year (story#1, story#2). I'm very happy to say that not only will the early HOLOCAUST releases be receiving their most comprehensive and best-sounding reissues, but their production has been fully signed off by the band. Early this past summer, we took Sanctuary to task for issuing an anthology whose final production we felt suffered from lack of band involvement. To their credit, one of their VPs contacted us personally and pledged to work closely with us on future projects. This is precisely what has happened — thanks to the efforts of good folks like Steve Hammonds and Nick Bourne, we can wholeheartedly throw our support behind these two reissues. Likewise, liner notes guru John Tucker has also worked with us since shortly after the release of the anthology, and even played a key role in providing sources for a few of the tracks on the CDs. "The CDs themselves will be two double-CD sets. The first set will include 'The Nightcomers' LP on CD 1 and all singles and EPs from the LP on CD 2. The second set will include the live LP 'Hot Curry and Wine' on CD 1 and an entire performance taken from the rare video release on CD 2 (including HOLOCAUST's rarest track, the otherwise unreleased 'Bridge of Impressions'). Every HOLOCAUST track recorded from those days will be on these CDs. I've heard the remastering job on these, and they just couldn't sound better. This is truly the definitive release of these recordings. "The CDs are due for release in early November. Big thanks to Sanctuary for their help. In a time when record companies are broadly regarded with derision (and often rightfully so!), they have gone the extra mile to show that they do indeed care about the bands whose material they release — even those who only sell a couple of thousand copies instead of a couple of million."
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