"War Master", the classic third album from battlefield-influenced death metal legends BOLT THROWER, is now available as a limited-edition 2LP at CM Distro. Pressed in a double gatefold format, this special reissue features three sides of "blood-drenched" hymns on red/silver splattered white wax with side 4 being an exclusive etching. The packaging also includes: (1) an 8-page booklet, (2) a collectible 24x36 fold-out poster, and (3) 2 printed LP jackets.
Limited to 500 copies worldwide, this War Master 2LP will surely appease any collector's appetite for unforgiving, punishing death!
"War Master" track listing
01. Intro ... Unleashed (Upon Mankind)
02. What Dwells Within
03. The Shreds Of Sanity
04. Profane Creation
01. Final Revelation
03. War Master
01. Rebirth Of Humanity
Etching (no audio)
The last three albums from BOLT THROWER — "Mercenary" (1998), "Honour Valour Pride" (2001) and "Those Once Loyal" (2005) — were reissued on vinyl on October 24, 2011 via Metal Blade Records. All three albums were released as gatefold LPs in colored vinyl, limited to 1,000 units each.
BOLT THROWER indefinitely postponed plans to record a new studio album after the band realized that the new stuff it had written "just doesn't match up" to the group's last CD, "Those Once Loyal". "We have a lot of pride in our back catalogue, and we refuse to turn into one of the many bands (like the ones we grew up listening to) who end up releasing crap, and we're also not prepared to compromise by instead releasing an album of cover versions or a 'best-of' album," BOLT THROWER explained in a statement.
"Those Once Loyal" entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 76 — the group's highest-charting release in Germany so far. The follow-up to 2001's "Honour, Valour, Pride" was recorded at Andy Faulkner's Sable Rose studios and was the band's first album since the return of original vocalist Karl Willetts as a full-time member.