adapt or die - 30 shades of noise (4 CD set, £21.95)label: earache
DELUXE 92 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK DETAILING THE OFFICIAL STORY OF EARACHE RECORDS TOLD BY THOSE WHO MADE IT HAPPEN, AS IT HAPPENED, AND TELLING THE REAL STORY OF LIFE AS AN INDEPENDENT, IN ONE OF THE MOST CUT-THROAT BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTS AROUND. THIS INCREDIBLE PACKAGE ENCASES 4 CDS COVERING THE FINEST RELEASES FROM EARACHE RECORDS. Contains exclusive new interviews with Shane Embury (Napalm Death), David Vincent (Morbid Angel), Mick Harris (Napalm Death/Scorn), Benji Webbe (Dub War/Skindred), Dan Tobin (Earache Label Manager), Scott Holiday (Rival Sons), Paul Sayer (The Temperance Movement), Al Dawson (US Label Manager), Brit Turner and Charlie Starr (Blackberry Smoke) and many more. Chronicling the development of one of the most iconic and enduring truly independent labels, "Adapt or Die - 30 Shades Of Noise" tells the story of how a disparate group of amateur enthusiasts bonded over a form of music deemed too dangerous or deviant for the mainstream, and left a lasting legacy on the wider music scene. The tale explains the evolution of the label and the music it released, with testimonies from those that were there and made it happen - label staff, band members and music industry associates - recounting the herculean effort that took underground punk from the squats to the global media, the highs and lows along the way, and the recent reinvention and resurgence Earache has enjoyed with a more commercial brand of hard rock. The book itself includes anecdotes and new information previously unheard until now from key staff members, as well as members of all the iconic bands from Napalm Death through to Rival Sons. Additionally, the release contains hundreds of unseen and unreleased photos from the personal archives of those involved. Accompanying the book are 4 CDs compiling over 70 tracks from the past 30 years, covering all genres that Earache involved in. From the world-renowned pioneers Napalm Death, Carcass, Sleep, Entombed, Godflesh and Morbid Angel, the cult classics Nocturnus, Filthy Christians and Fudge Tunnel, the thrash revivalists Evile and Municipal Waste, the unique sound of Scorn, Mortiis, Dub War, Lawnmower Deth, Beecher and Ephel Duath, right up to today's roster of rock 'n' roll from Biters, Rival Sons, Blackberry Smoke, The Temperance Movement and more, these discs capture the ever-evolving sound of Earache Records from its origin in a Nottingham bedroom right through to curating its own stage at Glastonbury 2017. 11”x11” Earbook cover.
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