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Tankcrimes to re-issue Final Conflict debut LP

Saturday, March 29, 2014 7:13 AM PT

Official press release:

The mischief makers at Tankcrimes are extremely honored to announce the reissue of Ashes To Ashes, the 1987 debut LP from legendary Los Angeles hardcore punk assassins, Final Conflict.

Influenced by the British punk severity of bands like Discharge and one of the first groups to fuse hardcore's simplistic and manic audio fury and heavy metal's musicianship with any degree of success, the spiky-haired punks in Final Conflict manifested a sound that would go on to be emulated by hundreds of bands to come, none ever reaching the level of raw power this LP delivered. Originally issued on Pushead's Pusmort Records in 1987 then later released via Relapse Records in 1994, this monumental release now find's a new home at Tankcrimes Records.

Available on vinyl and 2CD, the original Ashes To Ashes tapes were found, baked, restored and transferred by Ulysses Noriega at The Laundry Room Recording Studio in Los Angeles, California and remastered by Jack Control at Enormous Door Studios in Austin, Texas. The 2CD version includes the 1985 Demo on the bonus disk while the vinyl edition includes 12" x 12" 24-page book with lyrics, photos, flyers, commentary and more plus a foldout poster. The first pressing comes on in three color schemes: splatter (mailorder exclusive), red and black wax.

Ashes To Ashes Track Listing:

01. Apocalypse Now!
02. One Answer
03. Private War
04. Crucifixion
05. Abolish Police
06. Shattered Mirror
07. Burial Service
08. What Kind of Future
09. Constant Fear
10. Political Glory
11. Central America
12. Outcasts
13. Self-Righteous Pigs
14. The Last Sunrise

In related news, Final Conflict will bring their sonic chaos to Trankcrimes' Brainsqueeze Fest next month. Additionally, the band will raze the Maryland Deathfest and The Punk Rock Bowling And Music Fest in addition to a playing a special show on June 14th with 1984 featuring Sothira and Jimmy from iconic hardcore punks Crucifix.

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