SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION ON 180 GRAMS PICTURE LP!!!
The campaign to reinstall MASTER at the top of the death-metal foodchain where they always belonged in the first place continues! Hot on the heels of the recent long-awaited re-release of DEATH STRIKE (pre-MASTER) essential ?Fuckin? Death? demo. Even though this was the first official full-length recorded by Paul Speckmann - backed up by the soon to be cult line-up of former DEATH STRIKE comrade Chris Mittleburn on guitar and Bill Schmidt on drums ? MASTER were already a revered name in the underground. Although very few recordings of theirs existed, as rough sounding as they were, those gems had already achieved legendary status. Distributed through the tapetrading infamous network by guys still in their late teens who would soon prove to be as equally important for the rise of the extreme metal scene such as Shaun Glass (future BROKEN HOPE and SINDROME), Mick Harris (NAPALM DEATH) or Chuck Schuldiner (DEATH), they basically single-handed launched the basis of things to come and for zillions of bands throughout the world to follow. So when the future German mammoth label NUCLEAR BLAST finally ended up signing the band in 1989, all they had to was to dig back in the great collection of songs which had never been properly recorded. Packed with songs still legendary to this day (?Pay To Die?, ?Funeral Bitch? or the instrumental ?Terrorizer?) and a storming rendition of BLACK SABBATH?s ?Children Of The Grave?, MASTER self-titled album is still, hands down more than two decades (!) after its initial release, one of death-metal ?desert island? album. Recorded at Solid Sounds in Illinois but mixed at the already high-profiled Morrisound Studio facility in Tampa Florida by Scott Burns who had already left his stamp on such milestones as NAPALM DEATH (?Harmony? Corruption?), DEATH (?Leprosy?) or DEICIDE (?Deicide?), it is now available again! So ?strike your idols down/and wear the Master?s crown? goddamn it