PROSTHETIC RECORDS TO RELEASE LIMITED-EDITION CASSETTES

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Friday, June 21, 2013

The comeback of vinyl may not have been that surprising, but I definitely wasn’t expecting a resurgence of cassette releases. While the format may be popular in the underground metal world, Prosthetic’s announcement that they will put out limited edition cassettes of albums like New American Gospel, Ride the Void, and Darker Handcraft is interesting as it showcases there does seem to be demand for this type of thing. Full details on all the titles Prosthetic is giving a cassette release are below.  Each one is priced at $8.00.

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PROSTHETIC RECORDS will soon offer select releases as limited-edition audio cassettes. The first batch of analog titles include “Blacklands,” the Prosthetic debut by female-fronted doom rockers CASTLE; “Ride The Void,” the sophomore album from metal shredders HOLY GRAIL; and the new release from Boston grind/thrash outfit RAMMING SPEED, “Doomed To Destroy, Destined to Die” (out June 25). Additionally, the label will offer cassettes of some top-selling releases from its catalog, beginning with LAMB OF GOD’s “New American Gospel,” TRAP THEM’s “Darker Handcraft” and SKELETONWITCH’s “Beyond the Permafrost.” Pre-orders are available now via the Prosthetic webshop.

RAMMING SPEED – “DOOMED TO DESTROY, DESTINED TO DIE” (pre-order HERE)

Recorded at GodCity Studio with Kurt Ballou (Skeletonwitch, Converge, High on Fire) and mastered at Audiosiege by Brad Boatwright (Tragedy, Sleep)
Currently on tour with Valient Thorr and Gypsyhawk
13 tracks combining the charging rhythms of d-beat punk and the aggression of thrash with NWOBHM-worthy guitar harmonies and grind’s blinding speed

CASTLE – “BLACKLANDS” (pre-order HERE)

Nominated for Heavy Metal/Hard Music “Album of the Year” at 2013 JUNO Awards
Produced by Billy Anderson (Sleep, EyeHateGod, Neurosis)
Touring throughout the summer with Intronaut, Scale The Summit and The Sword

HOLY GRAIL – “RIDE THE VOID” (pre-order HERE)

“You’d have to go back 20 years to find a metal record that achieves this level of instant infectiousness” – Decibel Magazine
Produced by Grammy-winner Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children Of Bodom)
Recently appeared on the Anthrax-headlined Metal Alliance tour

SKELETONWITCH – “BEYOND THE PERMAFROST” (pre-order HERE)

Breakthrough release from the Ohio-based metal heathens SKELETONWITCH
“Old-school turbo-charged rock solos and instantly memorable riffs” – Decibel
Artwork by John Baizley (Baroness, Kylesa, Kvelertak)

LAMB OF GOD – “NEW AMERICAN GOSPEL” (pre-order HERE)

Their groundbreaking Prosthetic debut and first release as LAMB OF GOD
Included in Revolver Magazine’s “69 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time” and MetalSucks’ “21 Best Metal Albums of the 21st Century”
“Brutal, uncompromising extremity…a particularly fine example of what happens when America decides to rewrite the definition of ‘extreme.’” — Metal Hammer

TRAP THEM – “DARKER HANDCRAFT” – Pre-order HERE

Recorded at GodCity Studio with Kurt Ballou (Converge, High on Fire, Black Breath)
Best-selling vinyl release in history of Prosthetic Records
“An album every fan of extreme music should own!” – BBC (“Top 25 of 2011”)

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