Megaforce Records will be reissuing VIO-LENCE's classic debut album, "Eternal Nightmare", with a live bonus CD on June 28, 2005. The bonus disc was recorded on December 14, 2001 at Slim's in San Francisco and was mixed by Chris Hanson (TECHNOCRACY, THE SERVANTS, M.I.R.V., RIVERRED) of Redcar Lane Productions.
Produced by John Cuniberti between February and April 1988 at Music Grinder and Alpha & Omega studios in Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively, "Eternal Nightmare" sees brutal, speed-thrash riffage collide with a lightning-fast barrage of lyrics. The result: a sonic roller-coaster leaving listeners charged and craving more.
The epic 1988 debut, along with blistering live shows gained VIO-LENCE national tours with TESTAMENT and VOIVOD. One track, "Torture Tactics", was recorded during the sessions but deemed too lyrically controversial for inclusion on the album.
The original, out-of-print version on Mechanic Records is a tough find, especially on CD which fetches sums of up to $100 and occasionally more on eBay. Even scarcer are original Japanese and German versions on Mechanic.
VIO-LENCE's lineup on "Eternal Nightmare" included vocalist Sean Killian, bassist Deen Dell, drummer Perry Strickland, and guitarists Phil Demmel and Robb Flynn (both now in MACHINE HEAD).
"Eternal Nightmare" bonus live disc - Live at Slim's in San Francisco, December 14, 2001:
01. Liquid Courage
02. Ageless Eyes
03. Calling In The Coroner
04. World In A World
05. Officer Nice
07. Kill On Command
09. Bodies On Bodies
10. I Profit