Relapse Records have put together a hell of a package to re-issue Death’s legendary debut, Scream Bloody Gore. As well as remastering the album, they’ve added a ton of additional material to make this edition well worth picking up, even for those with a scratched, warped copy of the original.
Very few bands can lay claim to kicking off a genre, but Death indisputably did just this back in 1987 with this remarkable album. Featuring the legend that is Chuck Schuldiner, taken from us far too early, Scream Bloody Gore is the cornerstone of the death metal movement.
“Zombie Ritual” streams down the bottom. I’ve opted for the YouTube version so you can see all the lovely formats!
Scream Bloody Gore will now receive the deluxe reissue treatment on a wide variety of formats including 2CD, Limited Edition 3CD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP Boxset, and cassette versions. Like the preceding Death reissues, the deluxe reissue of Scream Bloody Gore has been meticulously remastered from the original tapes by Alan Douches (Death, Mastodon, Nile) and includes a plethora of bonus content, including previously unreleased recordings and rehearsal demos, super-expanded packaging, and brand-new extensive liner notes from former Death drummer / Autopsy founder Chris Reifert, Sepultura’s Max Cavalera, and original Scream Bloody Gore producer Randy Burns.
Physical pre-orders are available now via Relapse.com for those in the US or who don’t mind paying the postage costs. The coloured vinyl releases are only available through Relapse. All other formats can be picked up through Hammerheart Records and Amazon.
Digital pre-orders can be found via Death’s Bandcamp page. Release date is May 20th.
The full track listing for the 3-disc deluxe edition is as follows…
1. Infernal Death
2. Zombie Ritual
3. Denial Of Life
6. Regurgitated Guts
7. Baptized In Blood
8. Torn To Pieces
9. Evil Dead
10. Scream Bloody Gore
11. Beyond The Unholy Grave
12. Land Of No Return
13. Torn To Pieces (Original Florida Session)
14. Legion Of Doom (Original Florida Session)
15. Scream Bloody Gore (Original Florida Session)
16. Sacrificial (Original Florida Session)
17. Mutilation (Original Florida Session)
18. Land of No Return (Original Florida Session)
19. Baptized In Blood (Original Florida Session)
20. Regurgitated Guts (Rehearsals 08-20-1986)
21. Sacrificial (Rehearsals 08-20-1986)
22. Sacrificial – Take 2 (Rehearsals 08-20-1986)
23. Torn To Pieces (Rehearsals 08-20-1986)
24. Do You Love Me? V1 (Rehearsals 08-20-1986)
25. Infernal Death (Rehearsals 08-20-1986)
26. Zombie Ritual (Rehearsals 08-20-1986)
27. Beyond The Unholy Grave (Rehearsals 08-20-1986)
28. Do You Love Me? V2 (Rehearsals 08-20-1986)
29. Denial Of Life (Rehearsals 08-20-1986)
30. (Part Of) Scream Bloody Gore (Rehearsals 5/28/86)
31. Legion Of Doom (Rehearsals 5/28/86)
32. Beyond The Unholy Grave (Rehearsals 5/28/86)
33. Scream Bloody Gore (Rehearsals 5/28/86)
34. Torn To Pieces (Rehearsals 5/28/86)
35. Mutilation (Rehearsals 5/26/86)
36. Torn To Pieces (Rehearsals 5/26/86)
37. Zombie Ritual (Rehearsals 5/26/86)
38. Land Of No Return (Rehearsals 5/26/86)
39. (Part of) Evil Dead (Rehearsals 5/26/86)
40. Baptized In Blood (Rehearsals 5/26/86)
41. Infernal Death (Rehearsals 5/26/86)
42. Denial of Life (Rehearsals 5/26/86)
43. Death Metal (Rehearsals 5/26/86)