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The Lost Tapes: A Secret History
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Posted by trudi on September 21, 2012 at 12:16 AM

We’re excited to announce something extra special for the tour. In 1993 we recorded some extra tracks for the ’Massive Noise EP’. With the ’Wolfsbane’ album written but not yet recorded we decided to run through it live in the studio as part of the pre-production. The resulting recording became legendary within the band. It really captured the mad energy that we had envisaged for the album. Unfortunately we never really managed to transfer this onto the record. In the middle of mixing it Blaze left and the band split.

For many years we wondered what had happened to that recording and over time realised that nobody had a copy... It had been lost! Just a memory.

Recently we were de-cluttering the loft and came across a pile of unmarked cassettes in a corner. We found a tape player (a what? say all the kids) to see what they were. Amazingly the third one I listened to was THAT recording!! I really had no idea it had survived. I can’t tell you how thrilled we are to have found it. I was amazed to discover that it sounded even better than I remembered it. The raw energy is electric. This was the true blueprint for where the band was going if things had been different. We were re-inventing ourselves for a new decade.

So...I’ve mastered it from the cassette. It’s all the white ’Wolfsbane’ album plus the extra tracks and I’ve added the covers For You and Born To Run. 16 tracks in total blasted down some microphones somewhere in Birmingham in 1993. We really were on fire that night with Simon Efemy behind the desk. I really can’t believe we’ve found it!
The CD is only available on this October tour exclusively from the merch stand. No review copies, no press, it’s just for the fans. The only ever live studio recording of Wolfsbane!
So come along, get one, grab a beer, turn it up and join us in the studio.
- Jase

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