NAPALM DEATH to re-rlease “Scum” in March

The classic 1987 debut NAPALM DEATH album will be re-released on limited-edition CD and colored vinyl LP on March 5 via Earache Records.

Here’s the official word:

SCUM, the classic 1987 debut album from grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH, is due to be re-released on limited edition redux CD and coloured vinyl LP on March 5th.

To celebrate 25 years since the release of the most influential grindcore album ever made, SCUM has been remastered especially for this release from the original tapes with Full Dynamic Range (FDR), allowing the music’s nuances to shine through and giving the whole album a more ferocious and dynamic sound than ever before, and enabling the listener to immerse in the full audio chaos like never before.

Original NAPALM DEATH guitarist and founding member MICK HARRIS states: “It sounds wicked – that record still holds up today and I’m proud I was part of it.”

This full dynamic range release is a reaction to the loudness war which has affected the music scene since the ’90s, with artists and labels striving to producer ever-louder CDs. Earache firmly believes the playback volume should be in the hands of the listener, not the producer – that’s what the volume control is for!

See a comparison of the “Scum” full dynamic range audio against the previous version below.

More FDR releases are planned, including NAPALM DEATH‘s follow-up release, FROM ENSLAVEMENT TO OBLITERATION. For more information about Full Dynamic Range, head to

The limited edition SCUM CD comes housed in a digipak sleeve and includes the previously unreleased rough mix of the entire album as a bonus, complete with original ad libs and intros from the studio and an alternate version of the title track. The collector’s LP version is available in the following quantities and colours:

100 – Lime Green
200 – Lilac
300 – Magenta
800 – Black & White

Pre-order the SCUM limited edition redux now on CD and LP in Europe at or in North America at

View an image of the SCUM coloured vinyl LPs below.

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