This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

VIKING reissue

Discussion in 'Divebomb Records' started by TribunalRecords, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. TribunalRecords

    TribunalRecords Record Label(s)/Vocalist

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2007
    Messages:
    3,913
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    38
    [​IMG]
    Ok, people are starting to get copies. I am hoping people can give us reviews of the audio (quality/sources/updated from previous versions, etc).

    If people want to start threads of reissues they are picking up please do so, that way it has it's own thread and we can discuss more easily. :)
     
  2. SteelFireRecs

    SteelFireRecs Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Messages:
    2,103
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Carol Stream, IL
    Just got it in today, havent listened yet though. I know some were speculating it might be a pro cd-r but it is NOT, it is a silver cd. So no worries there. My only complaint is the packaging, it's just a double cd folding wallet...no booklet, and doesnt really look to fabulous for the $18 price....Once i listen I wont make any comments on audio as I never heard the originals and im no audiophile.
     
  3. Mr. Lapin Kulta

    Mr. Lapin Kulta Evil invader

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2004
    Messages:
    652
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Northernmost Sweden
    I'd really like to buy that 2 disc set, in spite of it's poor packaging, but it seems they don't deliver outside the U.S. Do you know if there is any other place to get this? I feel discriminated :mad:
     
  4. SteelFireRecs

    SteelFireRecs Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Messages:
    2,103
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Carol Stream, IL
    They're having issues with their international postage thing, and it said it should be fixed shortly. So keep checking back there to see if you can order it. http://shop.vikingthrashmetal.com/CDs_c4.htm
     
  5. Mr. Lapin Kulta

    Mr. Lapin Kulta Evil invader

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2004
    Messages:
    652
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Northernmost Sweden
    This is what I read:

    Shipping & Delivery

    At this time, Viking Merch Store ships merchandise to locations within the United States and U.S. territories, including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the US Virgin Islands. Additionally, Viking Merch Store ships merchandise to Canada and Mexico, but not to other international locations.
     
  6. Vlad

    Vlad thrash till death!

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2013
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Bydgoszcz, Poland
    The fixed it last week, my copy is in its way. Good these are real CDs, sad about the package :(
     
  7. TribunalRecords

    TribunalRecords Record Label(s)/Vocalist

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2007
    Messages:
    3,913
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Those CD wallets are cheap to manufacture, naturally. I hate them so avoid them at all costs.
     
  8. Metalliced

    Metalliced Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2012
    Messages:
    418
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Portland, ME
    eeewwww, these are those cheap ass things labels and magazines send out as promotional compilation discs...
     
  9. Justin G

    Justin G Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    5,170
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Northern VA
    That's because you understand that the people who buy these titles are collectors, and collectors are not interested in cheap and disposable looking products.
     
  10. HeavyGabry

    HeavyGabry A poser in disguise

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2012
    Messages:
    353
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Italy
    Bought some days ago.
    I'm not a crazy fan of "Do Or Die", but since Lost&Found Records is still unavailable I've decided to take this reissue. I'll let you know, but most of you will probably get it before me! :lol:
     
  11. Vlad

    Vlad thrash till death!

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2013
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Bydgoszcz, Poland
    :zombie:Got it yesterday. Bent and looking like shit. It's a cheap CD-wallet indeed, with the LP rip of the debut. However, the band is sending my money back. Same as Morbid Saint, they didn't send out promo copies for fear of getting just reviews. Arrrgh!
     
  12. Metalliced

    Metalliced Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2012
    Messages:
    418
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Portland, ME

    I could have warned you about the Morbid Saint. Those things are frickin' terrible!
     
  13. TribunalRecords

    TribunalRecords Record Label(s)/Vocalist

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2007
    Messages:
    3,913
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    38
    I saw the picture of Morbid Saint online and no traycard? WTF is that? For the record I have offered to the band to simply reissue the album with no bonus content or DVD (allowing them to keep as exclusive) and got ZERO response. the record sounds like shit anyway, but I love it. But someone bands are willing to fuck their fans. Take the risk and press a REAL CD and DVD and fans will turn out in support. instead we are forced to spread the word about SHIT product. Respect is deserved. Relapse sold 1,000 LPs and I bet they haven't moved that many CDs because of their awful packaging.
     
  14. Vlad

    Vlad thrash till death!

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2013
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Bydgoszcz, Poland
    and because of them being CDRs :/
     
  15. HeavyGabry

    HeavyGabry A poser in disguise

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2012
    Messages:
    353
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Italy
    This "boxset" has arrived incredibly soon and (most important thing) almost without damages. No protection at all inside the package, so I've been REALLY lucky.
    "Do Or Die" sound really sucks, "Man Of Straw" fortunately is better. I would have preferred buying from Lost&Found, but there's no trace yet of a restart of the activity.
     
  16. TribunalRecords

    TribunalRecords Record Label(s)/Vocalist

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2007
    Messages:
    3,913
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Bryan at L&F has been quite busy with daily life and his real job. So he has label in down time now. He and I chat quite often. I do know what titles of his that are out of print, are gone. So this is the way to get the Viking he did. I assume the master audio is the same as his reissue.

    Word on street is Do Or Die masters are lost to time. that is just rumor, but most likely true.
     
  17. kyleblack

    kyleblack New Metal Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Does anyone know what High Roller Records' vinyl version of Do Or Die is sourced from? It's licensed from Metal Blade? Haven't seen the band acknowledge it's existence like the CD bootlegs.

    EDIT: A quick search on Metal Blade's site brings up this... http://www.metalblade.com/us/releases/viking-do-or-die/

    "Beserker" doesn't sound too bad, but you can definitely hear some noise on the quieter parts.
     
  18. TribunalRecords

    TribunalRecords Record Label(s)/Vocalist

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2007
    Messages:
    3,913
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    38
    I would assume MB gave HRR the same source. MB definitely sells vinyl rips as downloads. Sound Barrier being one.

    That track online didn't sound too bad actually. Like I said I was told from source close to band that masters are gone.
     
  19. HeavyGabry

    HeavyGabry A poser in disguise

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2012
    Messages:
    353
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Italy
    Alright, so it's just a matter of time. :)
    Don't know why the band hates jewel cases, as they say, but this "eco wallet" is too fragile for being moved many times.
     
  20. Metalliced

    Metalliced Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2012
    Messages:
    418
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Portland, ME
    But, how about those new tunes? Do those kick ass, or what?!? From what I've heard so far, these are the best songs the band has done. I'm not a huge Viking fan, anyways. I hate everything about "Do Or Die", and "Man Of Straw" is only passable due to the decent production, and good-to-great musicianship. There are no real songs on the album, in my opinion. But this new shit hits the spot, and the band is firing on all cylinders for once! I wish Gene Hoglan was allowed to let loose like this in Testament!
     

Share This Page