This ended up being our first single, though
it really came out about the same time as the Megablade single
because it took us a while to construct the covers. The material
on here is from two different sessions- the first side has 7 songs
from the "Yohei sessions" which were on St Patrick's
Day of 2004 or something... when we'd only been together about
Side two features a cover of the NWOBHM
classic "Heavy Metal Mania" by Holocaust that we recorded
for a NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) tribute CD that
is supposed to come out in Portugal.
The sleeves for this feature an image we
found on a flyer by a band called BLACK MASS from SoCal from like
1982. Matt Holland (Electric Bible label bozz) had it sitting
on his table when Jamie and I were at his house the night we went
and saw Discharge in Malibu!!! While we were eating some In and
Out burgers I spied it sitting there and was like "there's
the cover for our single you're doing!". so that was that.
There's only 60 hand numbered copies of
this one, it was just for kicks and for the kult maniacs out there!
The acetate 45s were manufactured in New Zealand, and we made
the covers right here in Brooklyn by hand. We plan to re-record
a few of these songs for our LP, so they will be heard by more
than 60 people sometime soon!
Heavy Metal Mania (by Holocaust)