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Released by Peaceville Records and distributed by NWN:
‘To the Gory End’ was Cancer’s debut, and was released in 1990. Along with sophomore opus ‘Death Shall Rise’, ‘To the Gory End’ became a firm genre classic with its influential display of aural savagery containing fittingly shocking topics to match. The album swiftly established Cancer as one of the highlights of the rising UK death metal scene alongside such bands as Bolt Thrower and Carcass.
‘To the Gory End’ was recorded at Loco Studios in the winter of 1989, with legendary producer Scott Burns (Death, Obituary, Sepultura) overseeing the recording & also mixing duties, which subsequently took place at Morrisound in Florida, itself synonymous with the creation of many classics of the genre. The album also notably features a guest appearance by John Tardy of Obituary on the track ‘Die Die’.
This deluxe edition of ‘To the Gory End’ features a new audio remaster and features Cancer’s full 1989 demo, containing many tracks which were to subsequently appear on ‘To the Gory End’.
UK death metal gods Cancer burst onto the UK extreme metal scene over three decades ago, & established a strong global following over the course of six studio albums, including a stint with major label EastWest under Warner Music. 2018′s ‘Shadow Gripped’ album reunited the core band for the first time since 1995 for a new masterclass of twisted brutality.
Released back in 1991 at the height of the global death metal explosion, ‘Death Shall Rise’ is rightly regarded as one of the classic pillars of the genre. A clear evolution over debut ‘To the Gory End’, ‘Death Shall Rise’ contained a noticeable development in its composition & sound, whilst retaining the raw essence & attack of what made the debut itself such a ferocious classic.
Joining the core trio of John Walker on guitar/vocals, Ian Buchanan on bass and Carl Stokes on drums was none other than revered guitar virtuoso James Murphy (Death, Obituary, Disincarnate), with Deicide’s Glen Benton also contributing a guest backing vocal. ‘Death Shall Rise’ was recorded at the legendary US studio, Morrisound (Sepultura, Morbid Angel, Deicide) with equally renowned and prolific producer Scott Burns at the helm.
This deluxe edition of ‘Death Shall Rise’ features a fresh audio master and contains a rare live recording from Wrexham UK, originally released unofficially in 1991