The Iowa-based Christian hard rock and metal label RETROACTIVE RECORDS has signed classic metal legends MASS to reissue two pieces of Classic Metal History!
RETROACTIVE RECORDS will reissue the original self-released 1984 four song self-titled EP (never before released on CD) with original artwork.  The EP sold over 10,000 copies on vinyl in the Boston area alone!
1984 MASS EP (independent release)
1. Looking Good
2. Pedal to the Metal
3. Holy One
4. Still of the Night
RETROACTIVE RECORDS will also be releasing the band’s debut album from 1982, originally recorded for A&M Records but never before released until now!  Even the band did not have listening copies of this album until having the original tapes baked and transfered to CD for this special reissue!
1982 A&M – MASS “FIGHTER” ALBUM 1982
1.     Watch Her Walk
2.     Part of Me
3.     Too Far Gone
4.     Do You Love Me
5.     Voyager
6.     Fighter
7.     Can you see it again
8.     Slip of the Lip
9.     Change your way
10.    Bad Man’s Reputation
Both album are set to release late October 2010

Look for the “MASS”ive promotion to come!



Born Twice Records (Jesus Music ’69-’89)
http://www.myspace.com/borntwicerecords

Retroactive Records (classic rock & metal)
www.retroactiverecords.net

Bombworks Records (extreme metal)
www.bombworksrecords.com

Brutal Planet Distribution

Features

Imperial Triumphant - 2021

Alphaville’s Metal Renaissance

With influences that span Miles Davis and Stravinsky to Geddy Lee and Les Claypool, jazz metal force Imperial Triumphant is the epitome of genre-bending. HM contributing writer Andrew Voigt spoke with the band about their unique style, the massive bass presence in their music, and the rise and fall of civilization.

By

Photo by Alex Krauss

Full Feature
Atreyu- 2021

Atreyu's Baptism

At their core, Atreyu is a hard rock band with metal riffs and pop choruses. Now, after more than 20 years, the band has stepped boldly into their next chapter with a change in lineup and an album that proves the lifeblood of Atreyu is stronger than ever.

By

Photo by Ashley Osborn

Full Feature
Heaven's Metal: An Oral History of the Genesis of Christian Metal

Heaven's Metal

When rock emerged from blues and 'heavy metal' began to surface, faith-based metal acts also rose to start their own journeys. Initially shunned by both believers and non-believers, they were fighting for their spot at the table, ultimately building a legacy that would go on to change the genre forever. HM presents an oral history of the beginning of Christian metal music, featuring Guardian, Tourniquet, Holy Soldier, Whitecross, and, of course, Stryper.

By

Full Feature
All Features