Vinylization are delighted to announce that Shaolin Death Squad have released Intelligent Design on vinyl. The album is available for pre-oder now and will be available for shipping on March 25th 2013. Originally released in 2006, this outstanding album should be considered a must have for any lovers of progressive metal. The band cites a huge array of artists as their influences for their music which is immediately apparent with the various styles and arrangements they use for their songs. Excellent musicians with a vocalist with the ability to sing many different genres and a range of style to die for, they are surely one of the most overlooked progressive acts of these times. The range of influences mean that the band have a totally original sound of their own because they are not trapped by one particular style. If we have to point to similar artists then we would just say that Faith No More, Mr Bungle and Pain Of Salvation fans will be kicking themselves if they have paid no attention to SDS before now. The band can shift gears effortlessly and it’s also refreshing to hear the humour within elements of their songs, something far too rare in today’s progressive rock domain. It should be said that the production on their album’s are always fresh and crisp and is to be applauded. Imagine then the sound on 180g vinyl.
The track list is as below:
1. A Terrible Way To Use A Sword (4:54)
2. Catasthropic Obedience (5:24)
3. Choreographer Of Fate (8:03)
4. Radio Feeler (3:15)
5. The Face Insecurity Killed (5:37)
6. Escape The Absynthe (5:44)
7. Fall, Rise, Laugh, Fall (5:30)
8. A Story Lives Forever (4:27)
9. The First Half Of Yesterday (7:41)
Shaolin Death Squad have released this to help finance appearances in Europe and we hope that this marvellous band will be able to bring their music across the pond.
The band members are:
Androo O’Hearn- vocals/keys
Matt Thompson- drums
Dave O’Hearn- guitar
Gary Thorne- bass
Kenny Lovern- guitar/vocals
Kelsey Sharpe- keys/vocals/violin
This is a great chance for fans of SDS and progressive rock to obtain a great album and a slice of history. We also believe that this will become very collectable for Vinyl collector’s and dealers across the world.
At this present time we have no idea how many copies will be released, but all the same this looks to be a very good investment. Dealers and collectors who don’t invest will be welcomed to email us and cuss at missing out. We will be delighted to either email back and say we told you so guys or congratulate them on their musical taste and business foresight.
The 180g vinyl can be brought direct from DO FOR IT RECORDS – SDS – INTELLIGENT DESIGN – 180G VINYL
PLEASE NOTE THE ONLY PLACE YOU CAN PURCHASE THIS FROM AT PRESENT IS FROM THE ABOVE LINK WHICH IS THE LABEL ITSELF. IF THIS CHANGES WE WILL ALTER THIS POST TO REFLECT THIS.
Below we detail links from other sites relating to the album itself whatever the format and a small selection of videos for the album because as ever the proof is in the hearing.
Please be aware you cannot purchase the vinyl from the links below.
And finally why not sample the delights of the album itself