Distro Addition: BLAZE – Nothing Ever Change LP + CD
Finally! Years after first hearing about how this was in the works, General Speech has made this a reality. I got the full package with the additional CD for the distro…because…no cowards. The CD comes with all the tracks on the LP PLUS 7 more bonus demo tracks and it’s well worth the extra couple bucks.
“Despite being active for just 4 years, BLAZE lit a fire that burned for years to come by captivating the hearts and ears of Japanese hardcore fans the world over. In 1992 in the wake of the gulf war and other global conflicts, BLAZE released their only EP “But Nothing Ever Change”. In 1993 and 1994 they participated in omnibus compilations from Japan and the UK. In 1997, BLAZE tracks were posthumously released on a compilation from Finland. Each of these releases was like a short sharp shock reaching more people across the globe, but also leaving fans wanting more from this excellent band that for many years seemed like one of Japan’s best kept secrets.
‘Still Nothing Ever Change’ is a reminder from BLAZE that in 2020, the world is still in turmoil, and their music and lyrics are still relevant. LP collections 14 tracks, the entirety of BLAZE’s studio output, including completely unreleased material. Additionally we are offering a cheap LP+CD pack which includes the LP plus a stripped down bonus disc of the CD version that includes an additional 7 track studio demo not on the LP. The LP is accompanied by the original Japanese lyrics, English lyric translations, and historical photos. Both the CD and LP versions have been remastered for analog and digital from the original master tapes to coalesce as one full length album, that had they been able to release during their existence, would largely be considered a genre classic.” -General Speech