Release Date: December 4, 2020
First ever fully authorized reissue of GISM's landmark debut 'Detestation' prepared in direct cooperation with the group's mastermind Sakevi. Includes an A3 sized poster and Japanese style OBI strip.
RELAPSE REISSUE PRESSING INFO:
STANDARD EDITION PRESSING INFO (Includes A3 poster and OBI strip)
3500 x Black Standard Gram
2000 x White Standard Gram *Relapse.com Exclusive*
DELUXE EDITION PRESSING INFO (Includes A3 poster, OBI strip, bonus 7", custom slipcase and enamel pins and stickers pack)
535 x Clear with Black Smoke Standard Gram + Clear and Black Half 'n Half 7" *Relapse.com Exclusive*
135 x Black with White Butterfly Wings Standard Gram + White and Black Half 'n Half 7" *Relapse.com Exclusive*
100 x Clear + Clear 7" (Not available to the public - Friends of band and label only)
Relapse Records is proud to announce the first ever fully-authorized reissue of GISM's landmark debut LP, Detestation. Originally released in 1983, Detestation has since remained one of the most innovative, bewildering, extreme, and wildly influential albums in the punk and metal canon. To say Destestation was ahead of its time would be a huge understatement--it incorporated elements from so many genres: hardcore, punk, heavy metal, glam, thrash, industrial, and experimental. It was almost as if listeners didn’t know what to do with the record’s music but gravitated to it nonetheless as they recognized it was something unique and special.
Maximum Rocknroll’s Jay Bentley’s 1984 review of Detestation made that sentiment clear, describing the record as "Churning Metal- punk, or perhaps even speed-metal, depending on where you draw the distinction. GISM are undoubtebly a heavy metal band who've been heavily influenced by hardcore, but the music is so intense and the vocals so ominous that even Im in a state of shock. These guys make VENOM sound like the KNACK, especially on side 1."
*This product is designed to be a replica of the original LP released in 1983. Any spelling or design errors are consistent with how the record was originally presented*