Our friends at Century Media records recently unveiled something incredibly cool: a limited 500-run vinyl pressing of Bolt Thrower's War Master. Here's how they describe it: Pressed in a double gatefold format, this special War Master reissue features three sides of "blood-drenched" hymns on red/silver splattered white wax with side 4 being an exclusive etching. The packaging also includes: (1) an 8-page booklet, (2) a collectible 24x36 fold-out poster, and (3) 2 printed LP jackets.
Check out the picture above: pretty sweet, no?
The War Master project is one of several reissues product manager Daniel Dismal is handling. “When I got the news that I would be able to reissue some of the classic Earache albums that I remember buying on tape in high school I was ecstatic," Dismal says. "The first offering was the Carcass Reek Of Purefaction bodybag edition that we dropped on Black Friday. The response to the packaging and thought put into it was amazing. With the Bolt Thrower reissue we put the same amount of thought into everything. We really hope people are just as stoked with this as with Carcass. These extended reissues will keep coming, as you can see with the Godflesh self-titled reissue, and I hope people keep coming back for more.”
Decibel is teaming with Century Media to give away one of these beautiful War Master LPs. Here's what you need to do. Make sure your email address is valid. Write the first verse of a fictional Bolt Thrower song in the comment section. Include a song title. We'll pick a winner based on authenticity and creative wordplay and they will get this record. Bonus points if you post a YouTube video with actual licks that put the lyrics into context. So, turn on the History Channel and get writing. A winner will be selected on Wednesday, February 19. These won't be reprinted so write fast or receive instant gratification via the link above.