The Metal Cassette Tape Thread



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Posted by Ugwemubwem Ossas, 12.11.2016 - 21:49
Apparently there's been a small time revival happening with cassettes. Loads of bands are initially releasing their albums early on limited cassette only version, big bands like Mayhem, Inqusition and Vader are releasing their albums on cassette tapes and even a recent big Hollywood blockbuster movie released their soundtrack and made such a promotion for the format.

I agree, the format is indeed quite a hassle and the sound quality isn't comparable to the subsequent CD or preceding Vinyl format and also they haven't made a comeback like Vinyls but it is just a bunch of passionate people trying to keep alive a format for nostalgia if nothing else and I don't see anything wrong with it! I personally started out listening to music with the cassette format back in the 90's so it does indeed hold quite a bit of nostalgia for me. There's even a Cassette Store Day to market the format.

So post and discuss your favorite albums on cassette format and your favorite cassette special edition albums. And please do stay on topic. I will be regularly posting albums on the format whenever I find anything unique, cool or noteworthy with info and links to purchase wherever possible.
09.03.2017 - 23:36
Ugwemubwem Ossas
China was a neat
Have never heard of this band before or aware of any of their works but I have to say this Czech band Root's compilation tape boxset looks really cool and awesome. What I like most about this compilation is that each of the tape shells are of different and cool colors and looks pretty distinct. Pretty splendid set really.

Root (CZE) ‎- Into Dark Crypts 13 cassette tape compilation boxset

Includes:
- Die hard edition (limited to 66 copies) includes:
* 13 tapes in original layout.
* Special booklet (in the old school fanzine style).
* Patch.
* Hand-numbered signed certificate.
* Exclusive shirt.

- Regular edition (limited to 222 copies) includes:
* 13 tapes in original layout.
* Special booklet (in the old school fanzine style).
* Patch.
* Hand-numbered signed certificate.












And here's a video too.

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13.03.2017 - 22:54
Ugwemubwem Ossas
China was a neat
Maurice de Jong's latest record on a master-gorgeous-piece tape.

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25.11.2018 - 18:42
Ugwemubwem Ossas
China was a neat
Well this is definitely something to look forward to if you are a tape collector, not something we see often. A 15 tape official collection boxset from the awesome german tape specialists Darkness Shall Rise productions who brought the 13 tape Root boxset as well. Out feb 2019.

Burzum - In The Arms Of Darkness



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16.02.2019 - 16:55
Ugwemubwem Ossas
China was a neat
Cult of Occult's latest album in special edition comes with a whole scorpion or cannabis flavored absinthe. Yes you read that right. Probably one of the most over-the-top and wicked special edition releases ever to date in the metal scene.

Even the normal tape edition comes in a pouch wrapped in barbwire.

Cult of Occult - Anti Life Poison Edition

- A N T I L I F E album on cassette.
- Housed in a black VHS case. Cassette is mounted with screws.
- Contains one Heterometrus Cyaneus scorpion (Asian Blue Forest Scorpion - Scorpions are dried and died of natural causes ).
- A N T I L I F E patch and Cult of Occult logo sticker








Cult of Occult - Anti Life Barbwire Edition

- A N T I L I F E album on cassette.
- Housed in a black VHS case. Cassette is mounted with screws.
- Contains one bottle of cannabis flavoured absint (70%).
- A N T I L I F E patch and Cult of Occult logo sticker






Cult of Occult - Anti Life Regular Edition

- cassette wrapped in black cloth
- includes A N T I L I F E patch and Cult of Occult logo sticker.
- wrapped in barbwire






Here's the full stream of this wicked and misanthropic beast of an album.

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