Opprobrium – re-issue of the back catalogue

Opprobrium – this death/thrash monstrosity has been infecting the metal scene for more than 20 years now, at first using the name Incubus and then changing it in to Opprobrium in 1997. Metal Mind Productions will release Opprobrium’s newest offering entitled “Mandatory Evac” on 10th November 2008 Europe / 20th January 2009 in USA along with the exclusive re-issues of “Beyond the Unknown” and “Serpent Temptation”.

“Serpent Temptation” (1988), Opprobrium’s outstanding debut enabled the group to sign a contract with Nuclear Blast. The album still possess the same heaviness as it did on the day of its release. This album is a must-have for all fans of savage and relentless death/thrash metal! “Beyond the Unknown” (1990) – Opprobrium’s second album is still considered one of the finest releases in the history of death/thrash metal. The intensity of “Beyond The Unknown” remains as powerful as before – this is truly a metal experience you cannot miss out on!
Both titles will be available in a new digipak edition, each limited to numerated 1000 copies. Digitally remastered using 24-Bit process on golden disc. The release date is set for 10th November 2008 Europe and 20th January 2009 in USA (via MVD).

Opprobrium’s album “Discerning Forces” was re-released by Metal Mind Productions in June 2008.

Opprobrium (aka Incubus)
“Serpent Temptation” (remastered)

Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. No.: MASS CD 1239 DG
Barcode: 5907785033863
Format: CD Digipak (limited edition of 1000 numerated copies)
Genre: death/thrash metal
Release date: 10.11.2008 Europe / 20.01.2009 USA

Tracklist:

1. Battle of Armageddon
2. Unseen Bereavement
3. Indulgence
4. Abductions
5. Prophets
6. Hunger for Power
7. Serpent Temptation
8. Curtains Closed

Opprobrium (aka Incubus)
“Beyond The Unknown” (remastered)

Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. No.: MASS CD 1240 DG
Barcode: 5907785033870
Format: CD Digipak (limited edition of 1000 numerated copies)
Genre: death/thrash metal
Release date: 10.11.2008 Europe / 20.01.2009 USA

Tracklist:

1. Certain Accuracy
2. The Deceived Ones
3. Curse of the Damned Cities
4. Beyond the Unknown
5. Freezing Torment
6. Massacre of the Unborn
7. On the Burial Ground
8. Mortify

Bio
The band’s origins reach back to 1986, when two brothers from Rio De Janeiro, Francis and Moyses Howard, decided to form a metal group in New Orleans, where they lived at that time. They called their formation Incubus and begun working on their debut material. In 1987 Incubus released a demo tape entitled “Supernatural Death”. Although containing only four tracks (and less than 15 minutes of music), the material was enough to sign a deal with a small label called Brutal Records. The band’s debut LP, “Serpent Temptation”, landed in stores in 1988, instantly winning the sympathy of death/thrash enthusiasts. The album contained a rough mixture of viciousness and fury, backed by powerful guitars and angry vocals. This mixture caught the attention of Nuclear Blast Records who agreed to release the band’s follow-up, “Beyond The Unknown”, in 1990. The album easily surpassed the debut in every aspect, in time becoming a true metal classic. Soon after releasing their second LP, Incubus decided to take a break from their musical career and remained in hiatus for the next seven years. In the meantime, the pop-rock band Incubus from Florida grew more and more popular, eventually overshadowing their death/thrash namesake. This forced the Howard brothers to change their band’s name to Opprobrium in 1997. The group not only begun working on new material, but also re-recorded their first album (completely changing the vocals and slightly altering the lyrics), to release it along with their second LP as a double pack in 2000. “Discerning Forces” finally saw the light of day in the year 2000 as Opprobrium’s debut and Incubus’ third LP. The album brought the group back to their musical roots, delivering a straightforward sonic assault comparable to older recordings by Destruction or Sepultura. Soon after releasing the album Opprobrium left the scene, but never officially split up. In 2008 the band resurfaced on the Internet and announced that they’re working on the material for a new full-length release, which eventually saw the light of day in August. The album is currently available through Metal Mind Productions.

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