Remastered edition of one of the best albums by Crack Up out soon!

Crack Up represents the rare genre of death’n’roll – a fascinating combination of death metal brutality with the melodic rock’n’roll approach. Over the years, the band managed to release four full-length albums, with each making a huge step in their musical evolution. “From the Grave”, the group’s second LP from 1997, is considered as their breakthrough release, ultimately forming Crack Up’s significant style…. Whereas the band’s debut album “Blood is Life” was still closer to old-school death metal than anything else, “From the Ground” showcased the band’s new direction towards pure death’n’roll madness. With such great songs as “Broomer”, “Glorious” and “Blood on the Floor”, the band proved that their new musical path was chosen well. Among the fifteen tracks found on the LP, one of them was particularly worth hearing – a brilliant cover version of Nirvana’s “Money Will Roll Right In”. If you’re looking for a ballsy, catchy, straight-forward metal beating, look no further – Crack Up is your perfect pick.

Metal Mind Productions will re-release “From The Ground” on 21st September in Europe and 1st December in USA (via MVD). New digipak edition is limited to 2000 copies. Digitally remastered using 24-Bit process on a golden disc.

Crack Up
“From The Ground” (remastered)

Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. No.: MASS CD 1325 DG
Barcode: 5907785035430
Format: CD Digipak (limited edition of 2000 numbered copies)
Genre: death metal / rock’n’roll
Release date: 01.12.2009 USA

Tracklist:

1. From The Ground
2. Razzberry
3. Cracked Pack
4. Money With Roll Right In
5. Broomer
6. Rats
7. Swab
8. Glorious
9. Blood On The Floor
10. For Fake
11. Sappy Restrain
12. Dysorientated
13. Burrrn!
14. Worthless
15. To The Sky

Bio
The band’s history started back in January 1992, when three musicians from Hünxe, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany – Tim Schnetgöke (bass/vocals), Dirk Oschatz (guitar) and Frank Schlinkert (drums) – decided to join forces as Rotting Misery. Later that year they released their debut six-track demo “Endless Coma”, limited to only 100 copies. At that time the group was mainly influenced by old-school death metal and that was the music they played. This changed in 1993, when Entombed released their cult classic “Wolverine Blues”, giving birth to a new, fascinating musical genre – death’n’roll. Inspired by the groovy mixture of death metal and traditional rock’n’roll, the trio forming Rotting Misery changed their name to Crack Up and in 1994 released a five-track demo “Forsaken Dreams”, presenting a new approach towards their earlier material. The demo caught the attention of Corrossion Records and on April 1st, 1996, Crack Up’s debut LP – “Blood is Life” – saw the light of day. The album proved to be quite successful and the band was soon noticed by yet another label – the acclaimed Nuclear Blast Records. After securing the deal, the group began working on their second opus…
“From the Ground” was released on April 4th, 1997, ultimately shaping the band’s style. Whereas “Blood is Life” was still closer to old-school death metal than anything else, “From the Ground” showcased the band’s new direction towards pure death’n’roll madness. With such great songs as “Broomer”, “Glorious” and “Blood on the Floor”, the band proved that their new musical path was chosen well. Among the fifteen tracks found on the LP, one of them was particularly worth hearing – a brilliant cover version of Nirvana’s “Money Will Roll Right In”. With the release of “From the Ground”, Crack Up took their music to a higher level and showcased their huge potential, which was already noticed by fans and critics.
In 1998 Crack Up released their third LP entitled “Heads Will Roll”, which is considered as the group’s most successful offering in their entire discography. Unfortunately, Nuclear Blast was not impressed by the sales and eventually dropped the band. Crack Up signed over to Moonstorm Records, where they released two more LPs – “Dead End Run” (2000) and “Buttoxin’ Bloom” (2002). In between those releases, the group also contributed two songs for a split with The Now Noise!, which hit the stores in 2001 thanks to Wanker Records.
“Buttoxin’ Bloom” turned out to be Crack Up’s last offering – the group called it quits soon after the album was released. This exclusive re-issue of “From the Grave” brings back one of the most underrated death’n’roll bands in the history of the genre.

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