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The Release

Malhavoc

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
1990
Catalog ID:
RDRCD-139
Label:
Epidemic
Format:
CD
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1. Release 03:18  
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2. S.C.E.X. 04:22  
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3. Second Image 03:33   Show lyrics
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4. Cruciform 03:54   Show lyrics
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5. A Portrait Of (William Wilson) 04:05   instrumental
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6. Age of Desire 04:42   Show lyrics
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7. Released 04:25  
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8. S.C.E.X. (XXX-Rated) 05:11  
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9. Age Of The Dark Renaissance / Urbain Grandier 06:01   Show lyrics
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10. Attack From The Sepulcher 04:33   Show lyrics
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11. Empirical Minds 06:48  
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12. Dunwich Horror 05:46  
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13. Dread 06:46  
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14. Trial And Error / Of Reanimators And Immortals / From Beyond / Deathtrance 05:43  
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Band members
James C. Vocals, Guitars, Sampling, Programming
Steve J. Guitars (12 string)
Rob W. Guitars
Chris Guitars (lead) (Tracks 3, 7)
Miscellaneous staff
James Cavalluzzo Producer
Matt DiMatteo Engineering
Scott Ellis Artwork
Shawn Scallen Photography
Rob Ben Photography
James C. Vocals, Guitars, Sampling, Programming
Steve J. Guitars (12 string)
Rob W. Guitars
Chris Guitars (lead) (Tracks 3, 7)
James Cavalluzzo Producer
Matt DiMatteo Engineering
Scott Ellis Artwork
Shawn Scallen Photography
Rob Ben Photography
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Tracks 1-8 form "The Release"
Tracks 9-14 are from the "Shrine" EP (1988)

The cover art is from surrealist German artist Max Ernst (1891-1976)

"The Release" concept is influenced by Ray Garton and Thomas Tessier novels, particularly tracks #1 and #2. The theme is based on a werewolf / Mr. Hyde duality theme (as quoted in the liner notes; though it does not make sense as Dr. Jekyll is the good guy, not Mr. Hyde), and images from an old Jekyll/Hyde movie were used for the "Second Image" (track #3) video.

Tracks #4, #6 and #12 are based on Edgar Allen Poe, Clive Barker and H.P. Lovecraft stories respectively. Track #10 is a tribute to film director George Romero.

Track #2 contains a sample from the movie "Heathers" (1988; IMDB tt0097493) and a sample from "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2" (1986, IMDB tt0092076).

Tracks 1,2,5 and 6 were previously released (not necessarily in the same version) on the "Release" demo, in addition to track 11.

Songs written at times as follows:
Oct/Nov 1985: #9b
Mar/Apr 1986: #10
Apr/May 1986: #12
May/Jun 1986: #9a
Oct/Nov 1986: #5
Nov/Jan 1987: #11
Feb/Mar 1987: #13
Jun 1987:#14b-c
Aug 1987: #14a
Mar 1990:#3

Recording information:

Tracks 1-8 recorded April 1990 at Reaction Studios, Toronto, Canada
Tracks 9-14 recorded summer 1988 at Reaction Studios, Toronto, Canada

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