Saturday, May 18, 2024

Major Edge Of Sanity and Nightingale Reissue Programme This Summer

Groundbreaking death metal act Edge Of Sanity and prog/hard rock outfit Nightingale are to undergo a comprehensive catalogue reissue campaign courtesy of Century Media Records and InsideOutMusic.

As fans will be aware, both bands were fronted by by Swedish vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and record producer Dan Swanö (Opeth, Katatonia, Dissection etc). 

Long out of print, never previously available in certain formats or in any properly reworked reissue version, as well as enhanced by tons of extra-material, these definitive reissues come efficiently all remastered by Swanö himself and partly even shine in a new light via additional remix efforts as bonus.

With a long tradition of co-operating with mix/mastering roles for many CMR artists like Asphyx, Skeletal Remains and Insomnium, Swanö last became musically active in metal with the band Witherscape via CMR (Two albums and a mini album between 2013 and 2016) and also released his latest Nightingale album, Retribution, in 2014 on the IOM label. Now here we have the beginnings of a major reissue campaign.

“It’s hard to describe in words exactly how excited we all are about these reissues for both Edge Of Sanity and Nightingale,” said Swanö. “It’s incredible that these albums are finally available again, with the attention to detail they always deserved and with a label like Century Media Records/InsideOutMusic behind us, we know that these releases will turn out amazing in the end and not be so hard to get a hold of like they used to be, and hopefully reach a new audience as well as the old!”

He continued: “Personally, I always hoped that there would come a time when I could revisit all these albums and have the time and budget to remaster or even remix them and be able to present them the way I wish they had sounded all along. 

“A lot of time, work and money have been put into making sure we have the best possible version of the original artwork to work with, and we searched everywhere for photographs and memorabilia. Endless hours have been spent talking and writing about these albums, resulting in super detailed liner notes for the deluxe CD edition. Also, the lyrics have been double and tripled check, and it was quite amusing to see just how wrong most of them were both in the original booklets and online. The lyrics are in the booklets and on the inner sleeve of every re-issue!”

Edge Of Sanity photo by Boss.

The First Chapter of the reissue campaign will cover the following all-remastered releases and formats in June/August:      

Edge Of Sanity – Purgatory Afterglow (Reissue) out June 21st, 2024 (CMR) – Limited deluxe 2CD jewel case in O-Card (Incl. Until Eternity Ends EP songs and remix of all songs on bonus disc), black LP (180g vinyl, unlimited), limited transparent red LP (180g vinyl, limited to 500 copies, available from www.cmdistro.de & various other retailers), limited transparent sun yellow LP (180g vinyl, limited to 300 copies, available from www.cmdistro.de), digital album/remaster 2024, digital album/remix 2024 – This was the band’s fourth album, originally released in 1994, now celebrating its 30th Anniversary.

Edge Of Sanity – Until Eternity Ends EP (Reissue) out June 21st, 2024 (CMR) – Black 12″ EP (180g vinyl, unlimited), limited blue 12” EP (180g vinyl, limited to 300 copies, available from www.cmdistro.de and various other retailers), digital EP/Remaster 2024, Digital EP/Remix 2024 – This was the companion four track EP to Purgatory Afterglow, originally released in 1994, now celebrating its 30th Anniversary. Never available on vinyl before, including remix versions on Side B.

Edge Of Sanity Nothing But Death Remains (Reissue) out August 23rd, 2024 (CMR) – Limited deluxe 2CD jewel case in O-Card (Including remix and rare 1991 rough mix versions on bonus disc), black LP (180g vinyl, unlimited), limited transparent blue LP (180g vinyl, limited to 500 copies, available from www.cmdistro.de & various other retailers), limited lilac LP (180g vinyl, limited to 300 copies, available from www.cmdistro.de), ddigital album/remaster 2024, digital album/remix 2024 – The debut album, originally released in 1991.

Nightingale – Nightfall Overture (Reissue) out June 21st, 2024 (IOM) – Limited deluxe 2CD Jewel case in O-Card (Incl. 16-track live bonus disc), black LP (180g, unlimited), limited transparent light blue LP (180g vinyl, limited to 300 copies, available from www.insideoutshop.de & various other retailers), digital album/remaster 2024 – Special compilation album, originally released in 2005 for the band’s 10th anniversary, including reimagined and rerecorded songs from the band’s first four albums as well as 2 additional songs.

Nightingale – I (Reissue) out August 23rd, 2024 (IOM)- Limited deluxe 2CD Jewelcase in O-Card (Including 7 additional songs and 18-track bonus disc), black LP (180g, unlimited), limited transparent sun yellow LP (180g vinyl, limited to 300 copies, available from www.insideoutshop.de & various other retailers), digital album/remaster 2024 – The third album, originally released in 2000, available on vinyl for the first time ever.

For exact track-listing of these First Chapter reissues click here and to reserve copies  click here.

In order to additionally support the kick-off of the comprehensive reissue campaign as well as to showcase the bonus remix treatment given to some of the material, you can now also check out the Edge Of Sanity digital single ‘Twilight (Remix 2024)’, taken from the 2CD and digital album format from the upcoming Purgatory Afterglow re-issue, on all digital service providers as well as in a brand-new video created by Costin Chioreanu (Twilight13Media) that you can check out here at RAMzine.

You can also check it out as part of the Death Metal streaming playlist on Spotify here.

“I wholeheartedly hope you appreciate these new, improved and definitive versions of the entire Edge Of Sanity and Nightingale back catalogues!” said Swanö. On the presumption fans will, they can also look forward to a Second Chapter of reissues coming late 2024/early 2025.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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