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Iodine Recordings returns, announce These Were Wires reissue

Official press release: Turn-of-the-millennium-era label Iodine Recordings announces its triumphant return after seventeen years off the grid. The label is excited to present Somnambulists, the celebrated album from Massachusetts-based There Were Wires, on vinyl for the first time ever, as a split release with Tor Johnson Records. There Were Wires was an underground hardcore/metal band from Boston that formed in the late '90s. They quickly gained notoriety in New England for their intense and chaotic live shows, playing played regularly throughout the early 2000s, sharing stages with prominent bands like Mastodon, Converge, and The Dillinger Escape Plan, along with successful tours with Daughters (Ipecac Records) and Zombi (Relapse Records). One of the early pioneers of the doom-metal genre, the band became an influential giant that would pave the way for a wave of slow, heavy music that would follow the band's demise. Members of There Were Wires later went on to play in Doomriders (Deathwish Inc.) and Disappearer (Dark Operative), among others. Eighteen years after its initial delivery, Iodine re-releases Somnambulists in grand vinyl format for the first time, remastered for optimal listening, presented as a co-release with their allies at fellow New England label Tor Johnson Records. The LP features all-new artwork with a gatefold jacket and included download and contains a previously unreleased cover of "Tunic" by Sonic Youth as a bonus track exclusive to this release. The record will see release in a range of exclusive variants for each party involved, including There Were Wires (Black and White Merge w/ Rainbow Splatter), Iodine RecordingsĀ (Bone White w/ Black and Gold Splatter) and Tor Johnson Records (Clear w/ Black and White Splatter), as well as mailorder partners Deathwish Inc. (Black and Silver Pinwheel), RevHQ (Gold), a small record stores pressing (White), and Limited To One NYC (White w/ Alternate hand numbered covers). Fans of Neurosis, Converge, Isis, Pageninetynine, American Nightmare, Botch, Old Man Gloom, and Doomriders should not miss this one. Iodine Recordings will release the Somnambulists LP on April 16th. Preorders are now live. Somnambulists track listing: 1. New Doom 2. His Talk, Her Teeth 3. Walking 4. Get Cryptic 5. Waking 6. Black Magic Rabbit 7. Gasp 8. Tunic (Sonic Youth cover)

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