Assassin - Holy Terror / The Saga Of Nemesis - CD SLIPCASE

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  • Description

    Hardcore thrashers insisting that Assassin´s two early demos were superior to the re-recordings of the very same songs that ended up on the band´s debut album The Upcoming Terror might have a point. When the first tape Holy Terror started to circulate at the beginning of 1986, it not only put Düsseldorf on the map of German extreme metal but was also an instant classic of Teutonic steel because the quintet married instinctive ferocity with an already impressive degree of musicality. Still rough around the edges for all their palpable ambition, the tunes - the catchy title track, band anthem 'Assassin' and the surprisingly colourful instrumental ' Speed of Light' amongst them - were recorded in 1985 in Assassin´s rehearsal space with just one microphone. By re-issuing it in 2021 for the first time ever in due original form and not just as a bonus throwaway for some new album edition, Scholli and friends pay homage to an irretrievable era and spirit. The audio was carefully restored and remastered by Patrick W. Engel at Temple of Disharmony Studio in August 2020 from the original tape source;

  • Additional Information

    Band Assassin
    Title Holy Terror / The Saga Of Nemesis
    Label High Roller Records
    Generic musical style Thrash / Crossover
    Detailed musical style Cult Thrash Metal
    Bar code 4251267706693
    Catalog # HRR783CD
    Release Date 19 Mar 2021
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