Monday, 12 August 2013

GUTS FOR DINNER Demo 1 - update II


Band: GUTS FOR DINNER
Title: Demo 1 / 2000
Format: Cassette tape re-release of this demo on the Wulfrune Worxx label (France) in 2013, cat ref WW404.  The inlay is a simple photocopied black and white paper inlay, with hand-numbered section (Nazgul's copy being #1)
Edition: 33 hand-numbered copies
Reason for update: It's back....

Track Listing:
01. Butcher XTC  02:43
02. Let's Kill  02:26
03. Ballad of a Gore Angel  02:05
04. Torture  01:38
05. Holyday in Frostland  02:25
Bonus track
06. Death Fuck Armageddon 01:49
 
We've had a lot of Uruk Hai on Honour and Darkness recently (and that's no bad thing), but as Monty Python famously said, "...and now for something completely different"!

And you don't get much more different than this particular side-project!  Much like Freddy or Jason, it's back and it's out for blood!  The most foul and depraved of demos, guaranteed to stunt the growth of young children and kill your lawn at one and the same time.  An atrocity so heinous that even midget-tossing Phil Knight of Odium Records would baulk at the prospect of playing it.  Yes, Guts For Dinner has returned, fuelled by a limited edition tape re-release of the infamous one-off demo, courtesy of Skogen, the mastermind behind Wulfrune Worxx.

If you missed it on the fleeting occasions that it has appeared before - and you may well have done, as only the CDr split release "Gore vs. War" had any sort of meaningful distribution (via Smell The Stench, and even that proved pretty hard to come by) - then this could be a golden opportunity to lay your sticky mitts on what surely is the most improbable demo ever recorded by Hugin, even allowing for the existence of Hrossharsgrani's "House Of The Rising Sun"!

It's the sort of release that will attract both the mentally challenged and the genuinely curious, and holds a strange sort of fascination in much the same hypnotic way that watching the blades on a blender does when you idly think to yourself, "Gosh, I wonder what would happen if I put my fingers in there....?!"  

In the 1930's, the Hungarian song "Gloomy Sunday" gained worldwide notoriety due to its alleged connection to 18 suicides in Budapest, and quickly became known as the 'suicide song' due to the extreme reactions it allegedly prompted in some of its listeners.  There's been no modern day equivalent of this (although the Cheeky Girls have come close on one or two occasions) so perhaps the time is now right for Guts For Dinner to assume the mantle of "song most likely to kill its listener" and take steps to infiltrate social media sites with insidious recordings of songs from this demo, as an early step towards subjugating the population?

There remain many unanswered questions arising in respect of this recording:  Would Hugin ever release anything remotely like it again?  Why would Wulfrune Worxx re-issue 33 copies of the demo, and on antiquated cassette tape format to boot?  Does anyone know what a gore angel actually is?  Why is there no entry on Metal Archives for Guts For Dinner?  And how on God's green earth has Nazgul ended up with no less than 4 different versions of the blessed thing?!  

Invoking a bizarre metaphor, if "Demo 1 / 2000" were a fruit, it would be a durian - the so-called 'king of fruits' whose edible flesh emits a distinctive odour that is strong and penetrating even when the husk is intact. Some people regard the durian as pleasantly fragrant; others find the aroma overpowering and revolting. The smell evokes reactions from deep appreciation to intense disgust, and has been described variously as almonds, rotten onions, turpentine, raw sewage and rotting flesh. So persistent is its odour that the fruit has been banished from many hotels and all public transportation in south-east Asia.  

Essential for the completist, and mandatory for anyone with an overwhelming urge to pulverise and eat the brains of their neighbours, this little tape has everything you need to bolster your collection of rarities.  Nazgul just wishes Skogen had remembered to put a health warning on the outside of the case...

The Guts For Dinner 'family' together at last...

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