NewsJanuary 1, 2008 9:09 PM ET5,207 views

Deathwish to release Ressurection discography

Official press release: Within months the sound and ideologies that dominated the hardcore scene from the mid 80's into early 1990 had literally collapsed as if an entire scene had “grown up” and gave in all at once. Looking back it should have come as no surprise. A scene that was predicated on being an individual had become as pathetically uniform as the world it claimed to disdain. It died because it no longer had a pulse. In early 1991 a few friends decided that sound, feeling and emotion was more important than mere memories and that ideals didn't need to be confined to the sounds of the past. There were no goals, no strategies and no need to over think what could be. Ressurection set out to play as loud and as often as possible. Musical influences? Black Flag, Bl'ast, Absolution, whatever. A message? At times straight edge, at times political and at times just hurt kids. Simply put the idea was to say what you feel and feel what you say, no limitation. Simply put Ressurection was noise and feeling. Between 1991 and 1994 Ressurection played well over a hundred shows around the US while releasing 2 ep's, an LP and a few tracks on various compilations. The beauty of Ressurection? The sole focus on the energy of the live setting. The downside? That same sole focus on the energy of the live setting! When recording the I Refuse LP the band was in heavy debt from touring and used all of the recording budget to pay off their debts leaving $200 to record, mix and master the record and, of course, buy them something to eat during this process. The result was not pretty. Over the years this remained a regret shared by the members of the band. In 2007 the idea of a discography was brought up to the fine people at Deathwish Inc., and within weeks the recording reels were dusted off and Kurt Ballou completed a remix at Godcity Studios. The result is a 19-song discography entitled, "I am not: The Discography," containing remixes of all three records along with the original mixes of the first ep and initial recording of the bands first song. Ressurection was at one time or another Robert Fish, Ari Katz, Dan Yemin, Dan Hornecker, Chris Daly, Dan Cav, Chris Corvino, Little Dave, Norman Brannon and Brian Maryansky. These fine chaps also spent time making noise with the likes of Release, Lifetime, 108, The Judas Factor, Deadguy, Floorpunch, The Van Pelt, Kid Dynamite, Paint it Black, Texas Is The Reason, Jets To Brazil and New End Original. A track from the discography can be heard online here.

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