Amputation - Slaughtered In The Arms Of God
Norwegian black metal demo from 1990 finally on vinyl!
Nuclear War Now! Productions - "One of the most infamous Norwegian black metal bands, IMMORTAL, arose from the ashes of its lesser-known death metal incarnation, AMPUTATION. Although Immortal achieved greater renown than its predecessor, Amputation deserves its own place in death metal history, rather than just a footnote. To this end, Nuclear War Now! is proud to present the first widely-available version of Amputation’s two demos, plus an additional 1989 rehearsal, on one compilation. Entitled Slaughtered in the Arms of God, this collection includes the demo of the same title from 1990 and the preceding “Achieve the Mutilation” demo from 1989. Amputation’s original recording lineup consisted of Harald Nævdal (aka Demonaz) on guitars and vocals, Truls Kvernhusvik (guitars), Padden (bass), and Jørn Inge Tunsberg (drums). Kvernhusvik exited the band prior to the recording of the second demo, leaving the remaining trio as Amputation’s final lineup. Confirming its place in Scandivanian metal history, the Slaughtered in the Arms of God demo was recorded at Grieghallen Studios, where many of the Norwegian legends—like Mayhem, Emperor, Enslaved, and Immortal—ecorded their early albums. May this collection now serve to immortalize Amputation’s recordings both in the eyes of those already versed in the band’s dark brand of death metal, as well as those previously uninitiated."