cadaver traditions

Hells HeadBangers
CD $11.00


HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present the ultimate DECEASED covers collection, Cadaver Traditions! A massive 53-song collection across two CDs, Cadaver Traditions compiles two out-of-print covers albums, 2002's Zombie Hymns and 2004's Rotten to the Core, and generously adds 17 more unreleased songs. DECEASED have never been shy about their influences, ranging as they have frenetic early death metal to twisted tech-thrash to epic heavy metal and plenty more in between, and here they pay tribute to all who came before and added their sonic/psychic ingredients to the ever-unique DECEASED cauldron. Cadaver Traditions spans the obvious touchstones - Voivod, Iron Maiden, Kreator, Exciter, Venom, Mercyful Fate, Slayer, Raven, Warfare - to less obvious ones - Bad Brains, The Ramones, 45 Grave, Agnostic Front, The Doors, MDC, Sex Pistols, Angry Samoans, Verbal Abuse - to deeper tracks by the likes of Ozzy Osbourne and Anthrax as well as a goosebump-inducing version of "The Ballad of Harry Warden," from the horror classic My Bloody Valentine. Much like DECEASED have undergone a number of permutations over their 30-year career, so, too, does Cadaver Traditions encompass a wide swath of aesthetic terrain, but just like King Fowley and crew have done since the very beginning with their cult early demos, it's 100% authentic all the way: no compromises, and no quarter given. Packed with commentary for each track, Cadaver Traditions is a timely warm-up for DECEASED's forthcoming new album in 2016, and their first for HELLS HEADBANGERS. Obey the Cadaver Traditions or wind up a stiff!

Deceased - Cadaver Traditions