Few bands survived the rapid decline of thrash metal in the early 90′s, but not only did Australia’s ADDICTIVE soldier on, they released a superb slab of classic speed metal against all odds. Following up their raw, yet impressive 1989 debut album, Pity Of Man, the band enlisted Ozzy Osbourne/Rainbow bassist, Bob Daisley, to produce what would become their finest moment.
Rumors originally claim misplaced master tapes are the culprit behind the delayed Kick ‘Em Hard1993 release. No matter the cause ADDICTIVE tried to overcome those delays and had unquestionably upped the ante with Kick ‘Em Hard, revealing a band whose ravenous desire to succeed overshadowed the industry’s climate predicting disaster for themselves and their thrash metal brethren. Combining all the best elements of early Metallica, Kreator and Megadeth, ADDICTIVE were a band surely on the rise delivering a crushing sophomore album, but the shifting tides of the music industry unfortunately left them drifting aimlessly by the mid-90s.
These two classic albums have been out of print for nearly 20 years and fetching high dollar collector prices online, but ADDICTIVE has remained a cult favorite with die-hard thrash fans. Kick ‘Em Hard (Rebooted Edition) contains brand new mastering of the band’s entire discography, interview and a redesigned, full color booklet with archival photos of the band’s history. For the fans, by the fans.
Kick ‘Em Hard (Rebooted Edition)
IN STORES 3/11/2014
FOR FANS OF:
METALLICA, MEGADETH, MORTAL SIN, SODOM, KREATOR and TESTAMENT
POINTS OF INTEREST:
+ Full band discography
+ Archival photos/Show flyers (20 page booklet)
+ Brand new interview with band
+ Kick ‘Em Hard produced by Bob Daisley (OZZY OSBOURNE)
+ Out of print nearly 20 years
+ Limited edition
+ New mastering by Jamie King
+ Layout/Restoration by Adam Peterson (WATCHTOWER, EPIDEMIC and SOLSTICE)
KICK ‘EM HARD (1993) 1. Distemper 2. Waiting For Yesterday 3. Kick ‘Em Hard 4. You’re Perfect 5. Towards Extinction 6. Wacked 7. You Never Know 8. Man Made Act Of God 9. Serves You Right 10. Bitch
11. Crazy Train 12. Sniper (Demo) 13. Look Before You Leap (Demo)
PITY OF MAN (1989) 1. Get Out Of My Life 2. Come Before The Storm 3. Boiling Point 4. Sonder Kommando 5. The Forge 6. What Ward RU In? 7. Echoes of the Mind 8. Addictive Friend 9. My Foe10. Pity Of Man
Ward 74 (Demo Tape) – 1988 11. Addictive Friend 12. Sonder Commando 13. What Ward Are You In? 14. Pity Of Man 15. Come Before The Storm