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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:39 pm    Post subject: Order From Chaos “Frozen In Steel” Boxset Out Now Reply with quote

Order From Chaos “Frozen In Steel” Boxset Out Now

Order From Chaos “Frozen in Steel” Boxset
ANTI-GOTH 183

Regular edition with 9 x LP in jackets, hardbound book casewrapped in cloth with foil stamp on all sides, double sided A2 poster, and casewrapped box bound in black cloth and gold foil stamp on four sides.

Die Hard edition with 12 x LP in jackets, hardbound book casewrapped in cloth with foil stamp on all sides, double sided A2 poster, casewrapped box bound in black cloth and gold foil stamp on four sides, cloth tapestry, two woven patches and a vinyl sticker.

























(Description by J. Campbell)
During the short span of the band’s existence, Order From Chaos garnered emphatic support from a relatively small faction of the underground, but went mostly unnoticed by the scene at large due to a confluence of factors including various labels’ mishandling of the band’s releases. “When it comes to the worldwide scene of underground Metal,” says Jon Metalion (Slayer Magazine), “there were more than a few examples of bands that, like Order From Chaos, really had something extraordinary to offer and fell under the radar for most people.” Perhaps most significantly, the music, imagery, and conceptual foundation of the band were too advanced compared with the majority of Order From Chaos’ contemporaries. As time passed, however, the scene began to catch up with Order From Chaos and their music has by now attained its well-deserved canonical stature.
Shortly after the three Kansas City, MO teenagers – Pete Helmkamp, Chuck Keller, and Mike Miller – united to form Order From Chaos in 1987, they clarified their mission: they would channel all their creative energy into the band, perfect the presentation of their message, and terminate the project after three albums in order to preserve the integrity of their statement. The band members adhered to this directive and after recording three albums (though they augmented their discography along the way with various demo and EP releases), they disbanded in 1995 following the completion of their magnum opus, “An Ending in Fire.” (Owing to difficulties with the label, the album would not be released for three more years.) Thus, in just eight years, Order From Chaos produced an unparalleled body of work, the undeniable influence of which permeates much of the music produced since that time.
To bring the music of Order From Chaos into proper focus, the band (the members of which have all remained continually active in the underground metal scene since their days in Order From Chaos) worked together with NWN! Productions to produce this definitive discography collection. “Frozen in Steel” contains all of the material Order From Chaos released during its existence. The demos and early EPs reveal the band’s obsession with the likes of Venom, Sodom, Slaughter Lord, and Voivod and represent the raw materials out of which Order From Chaos would later construct its monumental statement of intent, the debut album, “Stillbirth Machine.” Originally released by Wild Rags and Decapitated, “Stillbirth Machine” established Order From Chaos as one of the most unique bands active at that time. While clearly maintaining the integrity of their approach on previous releases, the debut album extends beyond the confines of any particularized genre or subgenre; instead, it reflects a style that is wholly and completely that of Order From Chaos. Meticulously crafted with an unmatched attention to detail, the album operates on both an instinctive, visceral level as well as an intellectual one. With their second album, “Dawn Bringer,” Order From Chaos’ ability to refine their sound became remarkably apparent. As with any genuine musician, author, or artist, Order From Chaos was not content with remaining static. “Dawn Bringer” shows the band expanding the borders of its sonic and thematic universe. Its inclusion in this box set marks the first time the album has ever been committed to vinyl. (The artwork for this vinyl version was culled from original layout materials sent to Decapitated Records for the “Stillbirth Machine” LP, but for unknown reasons, the label disregarded the band’s intentions and never used the layout materials.)
Finally, if their first two albums and their impeccable collection of shorter EP releases did not secure Order From Chaos’ legacy, the final album, “An Ending in Fire” is irrefutable proof of the band’s genius. It is, in fact, nothing short of a masterpiece. The first side of the album contains the five-part series of tracks that comprise the “Conqueror of Fear” suite. Fans of Order From Chaos will recognize the Conqueror of Fear as the foundational conceptual pillar around which much of the band’s visual, musical, and lyrical content (particularly that of Helmkamp) revolved. The second side featured the epic, “There Lies Your Lord, Father of Victories” – a 12-minute track written by Keller based upon Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen.” Closing out the album was the three-part song sequence “Somnium Helios” detailing the life cycle of a star (astronomy being one of Keller’s favored lyrical topics).
In addition to the three albums, “Frozen in Steel” contains every demo and EP as well as little known rehearsal recordings that the band released in extraordinarily small quantities. The depth and quality of the band’s discography is truly remarkable and, when examined together, all of the releases take on added significance due to their relationships with each other, which underscores the complexity of the Order From Chaos catalog. For the Die Hard edition, the band culled from its massive collection of rehearsal and live recordings those with the highest fidelity to showcase the primal power that characterized Order From Chaos’ live performances. Accompanying the musical content is a 124-page hard bound book featuring a complete bio written by the band members, numerous previously unseen photos from their personal collections, a thorough discography, reprinted pages from the Order From Chaos zines the band produced, and a complete presentation of the lyrics. Also included are cloth tapestry, patch, and sticker.

Demos
A1
Of Death and Dying1
Quietus1
The Scourge1
Victimized2
B1
Apocalyptic Visions2
Golgotha (Second Death)2
The Scourge2

Demos
A2
Webs of Perdition3
Quietus3
Crimes Against the State3
Of Death and Dying3
Blood and Thunder3
B2
Nucleosynthesis4
Megalomania4
Nuctemeron (Conqueror of Fear II)5
Tenebrae / Draconis (Conqueror of Fear III)5

Live in Studio
A3
Stillbirth Machine6
Plateau of Invincibility6
B3
As the Body Falls Away7
Forsake Me This Mortal Coil7
The Angry Red Planet (Fugue for Cydonia)8
Labyrinthine Whispers8
An Ending in Fire8

Stillbirth Machine
A4
The Edge of Forever
Power Elite
Iconoclasm Conquest
Forsake Me This Mortal Coil
B4
Stillbirth Machine
Blood and Thunder
As the Body Falls Away

MLPs
A5
Plateau of Invincibility9
Nuctemeron9
Dead of the Night / Senile Decay9
B5
The Edge of Forever10
Webs of Perdition10
Imperium10
De Stella Nova10

Dawn Bringer
A6
Labyrinthine Whispers
Ophiuchus Rex (He Who Plays With the Serpents)
War And Pain
B6
Tenebrae / The Sign Draconis
Raise The Banner
Webs of Perdition

Live, 1993 and 1994
A7
Blood and Thunder11
Ophiuchus Rex (He Who Plays With the Serpents)11
Power Elite11
Iconoclasm11
B7
Plateau of Invincibility12
Ophiuchus Rex (He Who Plays With the Serpents)12
Nuctemeron12
An Ending in Fire12

An Ending in Fire
A8
Dawn Bringer Invictus
Tenebrae
The Sign Draconis
Plateau of Invincibility
The Angry Red Planet
B8
There Lies Your Lord! Father of Victories!
Nucleosynthesis
De Stella Nova
An Ending in Fire

Rehearsal, Dec 25, 1988
A9
Of Death and Dying
Webs of Perdition
Crimes Against the State
Golgotha (Second Death)
B9
Quietus
Apocalyptic Visions
Victimized
Blood and Thunder

Live and Rehearsal
A10
Victimized13
The Scourge13
The Edge of Forever14
Webs of Perdition14
B10
Crimes Against the State14
Power Elite14
Iconoclasm Conquest14
Blood and Thunder14
Stillbirth Machine14

Rehearsal, February, 1991
A11
Nucleosynthesis
Webs of Perdition
The Edge of Forever
Crimes Against the State
Power Elite
Iconoclasm Conquest
B11
As the Body Falls Away
Blood and Thunder
Forsake Me This Mortal Coil
Megalomania
Stillbirth Machine

Live, January 2, 2010
A12
The Edge of Forever
Forsake Me This Mortal Coil
Of Death and Dying
Labyrinthine Whispers
Webs of Perdition
B12
Dawn Bringer Invictus
Tenebrae
The Sign Draconis
Plateau of Invincibility
An Ending in Fire

1Demo 1
2Inhumanities
3Crushed Infamy
4Will to Power
5Alienus Sum
6Live: Into Distant Fears
7Pain Lengthens Time
8Alienus Sum Outtake
9Plateau of Invincibility
10And I Saw Eternity
11Live Omaha NE 1993
12Live Manassas VA 1994
13Live 1988
14Rehearsal 1990

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want it all and I want it now Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ordered the die hard and 4 ts yesterday. Let me get that overnight special !! haha

No but seriously I am itching and can't wait. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We start packing and shipping tomorrow. Will work all day Friday and Sat to put a dent in the pile of orders.

We took today off for turkey (turfurkey) desecration day.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This release is too much for me to handle. Smile
Really good job.
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Toasty!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is going to look monolithic on my shelf, even next to the Sabbat box. Congratulations to all involved over the last four years.

Any one remember that guy who sold off his crazy extensive OFC collection a few years ago? I hope he is able to pick up one of these...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to everyone for their support with this project. It's great to see everyone being excited for this boxset. I was a bit worried because of the enormous investment but it seems like it'll work out in the end. Please help out by spreading the news on your Facebook page etc.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NWN PROD wrote:
Thanks to everyone for their support with this project. It's great to see everyone being excited for this boxset. I was a bit worried because of the enormous investment but it seems like it'll work out in the end. Please help out by spreading the news on your Facebook page etc.


With the figures you hinted at for the Mystifier box I am sure that this one was staggering.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NWN PROD wrote:
Thanks to everyone for their support with this project. It's great to see everyone being excited for this boxset. I was a bit worried because of the enormous investment but it seems like it'll work out in the end. Please help out by spreading the news on your Facebook page etc.

Mail me more fliers or drop them off at my house & I'll include them in distro orders, I'm nearly out.

Total support for this release, and the massive amount of dedication (not to mention time and MONEY) Yosuke has put into making it a reality.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This boxset looks HIGHLY impressive, the contents are even more so.
I won´t claim that I am the biggest OFC fan ever but the band always was unique and I must say that their material has aged very very well- actually I like them more these days than almost 20 years ago when I first picked up a second hand copy of Stillbirth Machine.

Going to get one of the boxsets from IBP later.
Also, thanks for reprinting the And I Saw Eternity design!
There was a longsleeve version back then as well if I am not mistaken?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

May i ask if a cd version is still in the cards?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kapalika wrote:
This boxset looks HIGHLY impressive, the contents are even more so.
I won´t claim that I am the biggest OFC fan ever but the band always was unique and I must say that their material has aged very very well- actually I like them more these days than almost 20 years ago when I first picked up a second hand copy of Stillbirth Machine.

Going to get one of the boxsets from IBP later.
Also, thanks for reprinting the And I Saw Eternity design!
There was a longsleeve version back then as well if I am not mistaken?


Thanks for your support.

Yes the And I Saw Eternity long sleeve was printed back around 95 by Ground Zero. I think the back design was different on the long sleeve.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got mine yesterday! This boxset is so great! I'll start listening to it tomorrow with some got drinks. Twisted Evil
Thanks for making this possible,Yosuke & all others who were involved! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Received mine today. As beautiful as I had imagined. This is probably my favourite release of all I own. Congratulations.
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