ARCANE - Worlds Colliding (2014) - Tribunal Records
Hailing from the fertile metallic Texas landscape, ARCANE began its quest for glory in 1986, but it wasn’t until 1988 that the group solidified their line-up and recorded their stunning Mirror of Deception demo. As the demo started making the rounds via the international tape trading circuit, the group honed their live chops performing alongside such homegrown outfits as Watchtower, Solitude Aeturnus and Helstar.
ARCANE kept building their “band to watch” status by supporting touring national acts like Fates Warning, Sanctuary, Death Angel, Forbidden, Atrophy, and M.O.D. In 1989, the group recorded a second demo tape that eventually secured them an album deal with the then upstart record label, Wild Rags. 1990 saw the release of Destination Unknown, ARCANE’s forward-thinking debut album.
Despite garnering rave reviews from the heavy metal scribes of the day, and the band beginning to write new material for their follow-up release, the members of ARCANE decided to go their separate ways. One final ARCANE demo was released as the Ambiguity EP in 1994.
Now, 20 years since their last release, Divebomb Records presents Worlds Colliding: The Anthology, a 2-CD set containing all of ARCANE’s studio recordings. An exquisite package, all of the audio has been digitally remastered and both demos have been faithfully remixed by original drummer, Jim King. Being the heavy metal archeologists that we are here at Divebomb Records, we’ve brought in writer Carlos Ramirez of NoEcho.net for a new interview with the band that covers their years together. If that weren’t already enough, the 20-page CD booklet also contains lyrics and archival photos and flyers.
FOR FANS OF:
WATCHTOWER, HEATHEN, REALM, SANCTUARY and HADES
POINTS OF INTEREST:
• Original album released by now cult label, Wild Rags Records (HELLWITCH, NUCLEAR DEATH, HEXX)
• From same Texas scene that produced WATCHTOWER, SOLITUDE AETURNUS, HELSTAR and GAMMACIDE
• Full band discography – first time available on CD
• Archival photos/Show flyers (20 page full color booklet)
• Brand new interview with band
• Original demos restored/remixed in 2014 by drummer Jim King
• Demos out of print and unavailable since late 80’s
• Limited edition
• New mastering by Jamie King
• Layout/Restoration by Adam Peterson
Ambiguity EP – 1994
2. Nescient Creation
3. The Truth Is?
4. Analysis Incomplete
Destination Unknown – 1990
6. Recurrent Inception
7. Enshrouded Crypt
8. Infernal Domicile
9. Ancient Internecine
10. Life's Illusion
11. Impasse Of Humanity
12. Mirror Of Deception
Arcane (Demo) – 1989
1. Recurrent Inception
2. Enshrouded Crypt
3. The Visionary
5. Life's Illusion
6. Impasse Of Humanity
Mirror Of Deception (Demo) – 1988
7. Ancient Internecine
8. Infernal Domicile
9. Mirror Of Deception
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