Thursday, 1 July 2010

PRO LIBERATE DIMICANDUM EST - update

Band: HROSSHARSGRANI
Title: Pro Liberate Dimicandum Est
Reason for update: Alternative cover art

"To fight for freedom is right!"

Were you to cast an eye back to the last two posts of March 2010 you would see both parts of the Hrossharsgrani release "Pro Liberate Dimicandum Est" coming under the Honour & Darkness spotlight.

Here, however, is a alternate tape version of Part I of the album, essentially a personal copy of Hugin's for previewing in his car ahead of deciding whether or not the quality of the tracks were good enough to warrant an official release. As the final release did eventually have a commercial release, you all know the answer to the obvious next question!

This colour cover - colour being unique to this copy, as both formal tape releases had black and white album artwork, as did the CD pressings - continues the theme of the Roman Empire, showing as it does centurions on the march. The picture itself is not unique amongst Hugin's other releases, as the eagle-eyed amongst you may have spotted: it was also used as the inlay card image to the free online download track 'S.P.Q.R.' on the split EP with Phalanx (feat. the White Rabbit).

Nazgul thanks Alex for his kind donation of the tape to the ever-growing collection in the Castle library...

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