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CANDLELIGHT: To Release Classic & Career Retrospect Albums By Discharge, Extreme Noise Terror, The Varukers

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Candlelight Records will continue its previously launched classics series today confirming releases from Discharge, Extreme Noise Terror, and The Varukers. New to the series, the label will release Disensitise and War Is Hell from Discharge on August 23, followed by Holocaust in My Head by Extreme Noise Terror on September 27 and the 2CD The Damnation of Our Species by The Varukers.

England’s Discharge are considered one of the first hardcore punk bands that significantly merged metal with their punk stylings. Characterized by a heavy, distorted, grinding guitar sound, the band’s raw, shouted vocals and insightful lyrics made them a favorite on “anarcho” lists from the start. Formed in 1977, the band enjoyed a number of charting albums in the UK in the early ’80s. Reunited in 2000, the band currently features founder Anthony “Rat” Martin, Tony “Bones” Roberts, Roy “Rainy” Wainright, and Dave “Proper” Caution. Disensitise and War Is Hell feature all new packaging and include previously unavailable songs.

Extreme Noise Terror’s trademark noise has done very well for the UK bevy over their fifteen-plus year career. The band’s abrasive, dual-voiced, grinding brutality maims, pulverizes, and simply destroys all in earshot. Formed in 1985, grindcore’s founding unit fiercely rallied an international fanbase with sharp lyrics and a piercing sound. Regular guests on John Peel’s BBC Radio 1 Program, the band has featured vocalist Mark “Barney” Greenway (Napalm Death), guitarist Gian Pyres (Cradle of Filth), and drummer Mick Harris (Napalm Death/Scorn) among their various line-ups throughout the years. Original vocalist Phil Vane passed away in his sleep earlier this year due to a cerebrovascular accident. He was 46 years old. Holocaust In My Head compiles 21 tracks of government overthrowing crust/punk all served up in pummeling doses.

Dating to 1979, The Varukers are considered part of the “UK82″ or second wave of English hardcore punk. Alongside their peers (Amebix, Chaos UK, GBH), the band’s sound was heavily fueled by the energies and ideologies of 1977-era punk. The band would tour heavily before splintering for several years. Reformed since 1991, the five-piece have continued to impress and keep a loyal and passionate fanbase. The Damnation of Our Species features 44 songs on a special 2CD set, including selections from their One Struggle One Fight, Murder, How Do You Sleep and Killing Myself to Live albums.

Track listings for each release are noted below.

Discharge – Desensitise

  • 1.) Blood of the Innocent

  • 2.) CCTV
  • 3.) What Method What Madness
  • 4.) They Lie You Die
  • 5.) Becomes Again and Again
  • 6.) Spoils of War
  • 7.) Persuasion = Power
  • 8.) Web of Disadvantage
  • 9.) Ignorance is Your Surrender
  • 10.) Kept in the Dark
  • 11.) You Have the Gun
  • 12.) Will Deceive You
  • 13.) Beginning of the End
  • 14.) No Return
  • 15.) Legacy You Left Behind (bonus)
  • 16.) Propaganda Feeds

Discharge – War Is Hell

  • 1.) War is Hell
  • 2.) State Violence Stage Control
  • 3.) You Deserve Me
  • 4.) Never Again
  • 5.) The More I See
  • 6.) Hype Overload
  • 7.) Corpse of Decadence
  • 8.) M.A.D.
  • 9.) You Take Part Creating the System
  • 10.) Nightmare Continues (live)
  • 11.) Hell on Earth (live)
  • 12.) Realities of War (live)
  • 13.) Doomsday (live)
  • 14.) Beginning of the End (bonus)
  • 15.) Blood of the Innocent (bonus)
  • 16.) They Lie You Die (bonus)

Extreme Noise Terror – Holocaust In My Head

  • 1.) Deceived
  • 2.) The Helpless
  • 3.) Bullshit Propaganda
  • 4.) Fucked Up System
  • 5.) No Threat
  • 6.) Show Us You Care
  • 7.) Use Your Mind
  • 8.) Innocence to Ignorance
  • 9.) Conned Through Life
  • 10.) Murder
  • 11.) Take the Strain
  • 12.) Another Nail in the Coffin
  • 13.) Raping the Earth
  • 14.) If You’re Only in it for the Music (Sod off)
  • 15.) Intro
  • 16.) In It For Life
  • 17.) Subliminal Music Mind Control
  • 18.) Work For never
  • 19.) Punk: Faction or Fiction
  • 20.) Cruelty to Carnivores
  • 21.) Damaging Noise

The Varukers – The Damnation of Our Species
Disc One:

  • 1.) Persistent Resistance
  • 2.) We Hint at Things Nuclear
  • 3.) In South Africa
  • 4.) The Far of Mankind
  • 5.) Will They Never Learn
  • 6.) Killing By man’s Own Hand
  • 7.) Animals An Animal
  • 8.) Protect Not Dissect
  • 9.) How Can Your Conscience
  • 10.) Stop the Killing
  • 11.) Lesson Must Never Forget
  • 12.) One Struggle One Fight
  • 13.) Murder
  • 14.) Hatred
  • 15.) Endless Destruction Line
  • 16.) Fake
  • 17.) Genocide
  • 18.) Eradicate the Problem
  • 19.) Fuck You Up
  • 20.) Humanity
  • 21.) What Are You Gonna Do
  • 22.) Target of Shame
  • 23.) Invest in Your People
  • 24.) Who the Fuck
  • 25.) Tighten Their Grip
  • 26.) Nightmare Vision
  • Disc Two:

  • 1.) How Do You Sleep?
  • 2.) Gun Crazed Kids
  • 3.) Bleed Us Dry
  • 4.) Modem For Destruction
  • 5.) Memo To Me
  • 6.) Where is Your God
  • 7.) As Good As It Gets
  • 8.) No Restrictions
  • 9.) Under Attack
  • 10.) Absolution
  • 11.) Piss Off I’ve Paid
  • 12.) Die
  • 13.) Killing Myself to Live
  • 14.) Fucked It Up Again
  • 15.) Forever Crucified
  • 16.) Hellbound
  • 17.) Get Out O’ The Gutter
  • 18.) Politics In Store

Additional classic CD titles now available from Candlelight include Doom Rush Hour of the Gods, Holy Terror Terror and Submission/Mind War. Classic vinyl titles available from affilliate label Plastic Head Music USA are: Amebix Monolith, Bolt Thrower In Battle There is No Law, Witchfinder General Death Penalty and Friends of Hell.