CATHEDRAL: Scratch And Sniff?

The limited-edition digipack version of the new CATHEDRAL CD, "The Garden of Unearthly Delights", will reportedly include a CD shaped as an apple. Not only that, but heat built up during playback and rubbing of the label side of the CD will also reveal a green apple scent.

Nuclear Blast Records, long known for their special packages and special promotions, has started to use Sony's Sniffle Disc technology. According to, the aroma can be placed on all parts of the label-print and is released by rubbing the label. A Sniffle Disc will last for approximately one year and is available for CD-Audio and CD-ROM. It can also be combined with other Sony DADC Specials. Flower scents like rose or jasmine can be used to underline romantic themes or fruit scents like peach used for your Summer Hit Compilation. Whatever you choose, the Sniffle Disc will make your CD stand out from the crowd.

The new CATHEDRAL CD, which is scheduled to be issued in the U.S. in January 2006, appears to be the first major heavy metal release to feature this special technology.

(Thanks: Tito M. Cantafio)


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