Sunday, March 19, 2017

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In my endless quest to produce a decent sounding version of the Earth Crisis - Demo 1993, I finally got my hands on multiple cassette copies. I ripped each full tape to WAV files, isolated the best sounding version of each song, adjusted levels and remastered as a final group for continuity.

In regards to Time Of Strife and whether it belongs as a part of this demo recording, I contacted Scott Crouse, and he gave me a rundown:

 There are actually 2 versions of Time Of Strife. The demo was originally 9 songs, but we didn’t like that version of Time Of Strife so we never included it on any copies that went to other people. It was mostly clean vocals and musically pretty different than where it ended up on the Structure Records comp. So the short answer is no, I think the version you have was not done in the same recording session. I don’t know if the anyone has the “original” version anymore. I think only band members would have it and I’m pretty sure none of us even have a copy of that demo.

As you can imagine, there are still limitations when dealing with 25 year old cassettes, but I think this is, by far, the best sounding version of the demo out there. For all the total nuts out there, here it is, in your choice of 320k mp3s or FLAC files.

(actual cover sent with tapes to record labels)

Earth Crisis - Demo 1993 
(320k mp3)


Saturday, March 18, 2017

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Pre-orders for the double LP Despair discography "Four Years Of Decay" will be going live at 3pm est/12pm pst today (3/18/17) through Safe Inside Records

Safe Inside has cooked up all kinds of cool stuff to coincide with this release, including shirts/hoodies and the chance to win test presses and original t-shirts with every pre-order.

Check it out over at Safe Inside Records.

And if you haven't heard of Safe Inside yet, they're a new label being operated by two former members of San Diego stalwarts, Built To Last.