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Bigger Than the Devil

Stormtroopers of Death

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
May 17th, 1999
Catalog ID:
NB 383-1
Version desc.:
Limited edition
Label:
Nuclear Blast
Format:
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
Limitation:
4000 copies
Reviews:
5 reviews (avg. 68%)
Side A
1. Bigger Than the Devil 02:29   Show lyrics
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2. The Crackhead Song 01:47   Show lyrics
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3. Kill the Assholes 02:51   Show lyrics
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4. Monkeys Rule 01:47   Show lyrics
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5. Skool Bus 00:36   Show lyrics
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6. King at the King / Evil Is In 02:20   Show lyrics
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7. Black War 02:27   Show lyrics
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8. Celtic Frosted Flakes 01:15   Show lyrics
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9. Charlie Don't Cheat 00:25   Show lyrics
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10. The Song That Don't Go Fast 01:52   Show lyrics
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Side B
11. Shenanigans 02:17   Show lyrics
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12. Dog on the Tracks 00:05   Show lyrics
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13. Make Room, Make Room 03:31   Show lyrics
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14. Free Dirty Needles 02:37   Show lyrics
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15. Fugu 00:06   Show lyrics
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16. We All Bleed Red 02:32   Show lyrics
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17. Frankenstein and His Horse 00:22   Show lyrics
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18. Every Tiny Molecule 01:04   Show lyrics
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19. Aren't You Hungry? 03:18   Show lyrics
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20. L.A.T.K.C.H. 00:28   Show lyrics
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21. Ballad of Michael H. 00:12   Show lyrics
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22. Ballad of Phil H. 00:08   Show lyrics
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23. Moment of Truth 03:05   Show lyrics
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Band members
Billy Milano Vocals
Charlie Benante Drums, Guitar solo (on "Moment of Truth")
Dan Lilker Bass, Vocals (backing)
Scott Ian Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Guest/Session
"The King of Unity" Roger Miret Vocals (on track 18)
Miscellaneous staff
Scott Additional photography
Mark Weiss Photography
Charlie Artwork (illustrations), Photo collage, Additional photography
Darone Art direction, Cover art, Artwork (illustrations)
Vincent Wojno Mixing
Rich "Don't Call Me Skippy" Wielgosz Assistant engineer
Dr. Timo G. Less Engineering, Mastering, Producer
Geordie "Twiggy" White Concept design
Billy Milano Vocals
Charlie Benante Drums, Guitar solo (on "Moment of Truth")
Dan Lilker Bass, Vocals (backing)
Scott Ian Guitars, Vocals (backing)
"The King of Unity" Roger Miret Vocals (on track 18)
Scott Additional photography
Mark Weiss Photography
Charlie Artwork (illustrations), Photo collage, Additional photography
Darone Art direction, Cover art, Artwork (illustrations)
Vincent Wojno Mixing
Rich "Don't Call Me Skippy" Wielgosz Assistant engineer
Dr. Timo G. Less Engineering, Mastering, Producer
Geordie "Twiggy" White Concept design
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All songs written by S.O.D.

"This record is dedicated to my Uncles Vinny Malassa and George Goebel. And to my friends Charlie Smith, Dino McTaggart, Raybeez and Big Charlie Hawkins. Missed but not forgotten".

Recorded and mixed at Big Blue Meenie, Jersey City, New Jersey, 1999. Mixed by S.O.D. and Vincent Wojno. Mastered at Surgical Sound, New Jersey, 1999. Produced by S.O.D. and Tim Gilles.

Tracks 13 and 17 are bonus tracks.
"Every Tiny Molecule" listed as "Every Tiny Molecule (We All Eat Shit)" in the booklet.

Releases with 23 tracks:

1999 - Nuclear Blast, Europe - as 12" vinyl (cat. # NB 383-1 / 27361 6383-1), limited to 4000 copies on black vinyl and 300 copies on clear yellow vinyl. Comes with full colour insert.
1999 - Nuclear Blast, Europe - as promo CD in cardboard sleeve (cat. # NB 383-2).
1999 - Wizard, Bulgaria - as cassette (cat. # WNB 200.523).
1999 - Moon Records, Ukraine - as bootleg cassette (cat. # ?).

Releases with 25 tracks:

1999, May 1 - Victor Entertainment, Japan - as CD (cat. # VICP-60697). Comes with sticker.
1999, May, 17 - Nuclear Blast, Germany - as CD (cat. # NB 383-2 / 27361 6383-2). Comes in standard jewel case and limited edition cardboard slipcase with embossed artwork.
1999, May 29 - Nuclear Blast America, USA - as CD (cat. # NB 6383-2)
1999 - Storm Records, Russia - as bootleg CD (cat. # NB 383-2, looks like german version, but have IR S.O.D.05925 on matrix/runout)

Later (in 2000) re-released by Nuclear Blast, Germany as special edition (SE) - CD + 3" bonus CD ("Seasoning the Obese"). Main CD comes in a standard jewel case within a slipcase with embossed artwork. Mini CD comes in a cardboard sleeve. (3" version of "Seasoning the Obese" only available with this SE).

Bonus 3" CD tracklist:

1. Seasoning the Obese (02:41)
2. Raise Your Sword (04:13)

Also in 2000 re-released by Nuclear Blast America, USA as limited edition (?) CD (cat. # NBA CD 6383-2) with 28 tracks in tracklist:

26. Seasoning the Obese (02:41)
27. Raise Your Sword (04:13)
28. Ballad of the Scorpions (00:20) - taken from "A Tribute to Scorpions", 2000 (Nuclear Blast, cat. # NB 424-2)

Released in March 2002 by Irond Records, Russia as CD (cat. # IROND CD 02-208) with 27 tracks in tracklist.

Notes:
- Cover design is based on Iron Maiden's "The Number of the Beast" and its title is a play on words by John Lennon proclaiming the Beatles were "bigger (more popular) than Jesus Christ";
- "Celtic Frosted Flakes" is a reference to the Celtic Frost;
- Seasoning the Obese" is a reference to the Slayer song/album "Seasons in the Abyss";
- "Aren't You Hungry?" were written by S.O.D. but for the first time performed by M.O.D. on the album "U.S.A. For M.O.D.", 1987;
- The Intro/Outro riff used for the song "Aren't You Hungry?" is the same of the Anthrax's song "Imitation of Life", of the album "Among the Living";
- "L.A.T.K.C.H." stands for: "Limp Against the Korn Chamber Head";
- "Ballad Of Michael H." dedicated to Michael Hutchence (INXS vocalist). R.I.P.: January 22, 1960 - November 22, 1997;
- "Ballad Of Phil H." dedicated to comedian Phil Hartman. R.I.P.: September 24, 1948 - May 28, 1998.

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