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January 28 2020

Pre-order the remastered re-issue of Master’s first album Master now!

In March 2020 Hammerheart Records will have back in stock the 2-CD version of the legendary Master – “Master” album, this time as a regular jewelcase 2-CD in a gloss varnished slipcase, obviously the main course is the legendary album on CD 1 and on CD 2, in the original untriggered mix and the triggered mix. As absolute great bonus materials there is the Rehearsal demo and and the so-called “Unreleased Album”. Remastered by Toneshed Studio. All in all the absolute complete package on this legendary and highly influential album.

Pre-order here:
Master – Master 2-CD € 9,90

CD 1
Original Un-Triggered mix
1. Pledge of Allegiance
2. Unknown Soldier
3. Mangled Dehumanization
4. Pay to Die
5. Funeral Bitch
6. Master
7. Bass Solo
8. Children Of The Grave
9. Re-Entry and Destruction
10. Terrorizer
11. The Truth

Rehearsal Demo
12. Pay to Die
13. Master
14. Funeral Bitch
15. Mangled Dehumanization
16. Live for Free
17. Terrorizer
18. Rabid Anger

CD 2
Triggered mix
1. Pledge of Allegiance
2. Unknown Soldier
3. Mangled Dehumanization
4. Pay to Die
5. Funeral Bitch
6. Master
7. Bass Solo
8. Children Of The Grave
9. Re-Entry and Destruction
10. Terrorizer
11. The Truth

Unreleased Album
12. Master
13. Unknown Soldier
14. Mangled Dehumanization
15. Funeral Bitch
16. Terrorizer
17. Pledge of Allegiance
18. Re-Entry and Destruction

Do you want to hear one of the first death metal albums?

No “Scream Bloody Gore“ by Death and “Seven Churches“ by Possessed aren‘t the only ones. Back in 1985 Master’s creator Paul Speckmann had already compiled the classic songs for this debut album. Eager to get them on record, the band’s management was convinced what Combat Records was offering wasn’t enough, and so nothing happened. Unfortunately not until 90’ did most get the pleasure of hearing the tracks, when they were (re-)recorded for Nuclear Blast! Master really never has been recognized as the world class innovators they truely are, but many bands have mentioned them as a huge influence. The funny things is that most music in the death metal genre resembles Master’s classic work. We as fans, as well as the other bands owe a lot of respect
to Paul and Master and what he helped to create.

It is hard to put it’s greatness into words, this album just has an unexplainable unique atmosphere, not present on most death metal albums released since. Paul Speckmann treats the listener with very distinct and harsh vocals. More harsh even than his vocals are his lyrics, very well written, from a sarcastic/cynical point of view. As for the riffs, man is the guitar tone heavy as hell
and way ahead of it’s time.

Basically there are no real flaws, the only thing that had always upsets me, is that it doesn’t last longer. Best songs on here have to be, well all of them. And sure as hell no Death Metal collection is complete without these legendary songs! So we hope we are doing this legendary album justice, because as soon as we listened to it upon its release, it became a personal favorite. We know any fan of death/thrash, old school death, or just death metal will love this.

For old school bangers that really like: Kreator, Death, Terrorizer, Celtic Frost and Entombed.

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