Thursday, June 2, 2016

PENTAGRAM: Relapse Announces Deluxe Reissues of 'First Daze Here' & 'First Daze Here Too'

You can't talk about heavy metal without talking about PENTAGRAM. The legendary D.C. band has been committed to the dark arts for going on half a decade, and has only recently seen the kind of recognition its legacy deserves. Though the band has released nine influential full-lengths over the course of its career, PENTAGRAM's most popular and influential material since its Relapse resurrection fifteen years ago can be found in First Daze Here, a collection of the band's earliest works that has been out-of-print for years and will now finally see a new reissue via Relapse this coming June. Its companion First Daze Here Too, a 22-track collection of unreleased studio recordings and live rehearsals from the early '70s, will also see its first reissue since going out of print several years ago.

Both reissues have been newly remastered and include in-depth liner notes from founding PENTAGRAM member / original drummer Geof O'Keefe along with gorgeously revitalized layouts. CD Version of First Daze Here includes a vinyl-shaped CD featuring the two newly remastered versions of the infamous Macabre 45! The original mix of the long-lost 45 will also see its first-ever vinyl pressing for this reissue, and is available in the deluxe First Daze Here / First Daze Here Too bundle or along with the Bone White / Gold Merge LP of First Daze Here.

Stream the remastered version of the classic track "Forever My Queen" now at this location.

First Daze Here and First Daze Here Too will both be released this June 17 on 2CD/LP/Digital and 2CD/2xLP/Digital respectively. Physical pre-orders, including a variety of limited-edition vinyl colors and exclusive package options containing the Macabre 7", can be found via at this location. Digital pre-orders for First Daze Here and First Daze Here Too are available via Pentagram's Bandcamp page here and here respectively.

First Daze Here Tracklisting:

Disc 1
1. Forever My Queen
2. When The Screams Come
3. Walk In The Blue Light
4. Starlady
5. Lazy Lady
6. Review Your Choices
7. Hurricane
8. Livin' In A Ram's Head
9. Earth Flight
10. 20 Buck Spin
11. Be Forewarned
12. Last Days Here

Disc 2

13. Be Forewarned (The Macabre 7" - Original Mix)
14. Lazy Lady (The Macabre 7" - Original Mix)
First Daze Here Too Tracklisting:

Disc 1
1. Wheel Of Fortune
2. When The Screams Come
3. Under My Thumb
4. Smokescreen
5. Teaser
6. Little Games
7. Much Too Young To Know

Disc 2

8. Virgin Death
9. Yes I Do
10. Ask No More
11. Man
12. Be Forewarned
13. Catwalk
14. Die In Your Sleep
15. Frustration
16. Target
17. Everything’s Turning To Night
18. Take Me Away
19. Nightmare Gown
20. Cartwheel
21. Cat & Mouse
22. Show ‘em How

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