There will be two extremely limited edition pieces of vinyl in the form of a “Wonderwall” and “Beware of Darkness” 7-inch available ONLY at the “Dirty Black Summer 2014” show in August 23rd. These will not be available through Shocker World Wide. Last year was the 10th anniversary of the song “Beware of Darkness” and the band had wanted to release a special 7-inch to commemorate, but was unable to do so in 2013. A very limited edition of “Wonderwall” will also be available on 7-inch vinyl at the show.
■ Analog board 7 inch single “BEWARE OF DARKNESS” and “WONDERWALL” appeared at the venue only!
Very limited analog board 7 inch single appearance celebrated its 10th anniversary last year with the release of “BEWARE OF DARKENSS”! The “WONDERWALL” very limited analog board 7 inch single comes up! Both will be released only at the venue of August 23.
“BEWARE OF DARKNESS”
Side-A: BEWARE OF DARKNESS
Side-B: allergy pt.2 / One-Eyed
On August 23rd, 2014 Balzac will play a very special “One Man Live”, only this time, it won’t just be Balzac taking the stage… the band will also perform as their alter-egos Zodiac! If that wasn’t enough, for the first time ever, they will also appear as Astro Zombies (the band Hirosuke started before Balzac!). There will also be some limited edition merchandise available at the show.
Available as a pre-release at the show in Japan (and also for overseas fans via Shocker World Wide!) comes a split CD featuring songs by Balzac, Zodiac and Astro Zombies! 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of Zodiac and to commemorate the track “Seventeen” will be included on the CD. Astro Zombies includes the song “Burst from Hell”, newly recorded by current members. And, Balzac will be including the original early version of the song “The Human Blood”, which was originally called “Sacrifice”, from 1992, re-recorded specifically for this release!
Also look out for a re-recording of two songs from way back in 1992! “Final Freedom” and “Burst From Hell” we on the original Astro Zombies demo cassette entitled “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”. The band has gone into the studio and re-recorded these two songs and will be releasing them on a special limited edition cassette tape!
Work has been completed on a new DVD, “Complete Films of Wonderwall”, which will also be available at the live show on Aug. 23rd. The DVD commemorates the CD single “Wonderwall” which was released back in April of this year. The DVD contains all the music video clips from the single, as well as a unreleased “One Man” performance from Tokyo Shimokitazawa Shelter on April 26th!
Look for all these releases be available at Shocker World Wide soon after Aug. 23rd!
On March 19th, 2014 Balzac will release their latest single, entitled ‘WONDERWALL’. There will be a CD pre-release at Club Varon on March 8th in Osaka. The single includes three new tracks, including the title track, ‘Allergy’, ‘One-Eyed’. As an added bonus, the band has also included the 10th anniversary version of ‘Beware of Darkness 2013’, which has seen a re-mixed vocal track from the original sound-source, creating this new 2014 mix.
In addition to the regular edition, Balzac is also putting out a limited edition ‘Special Set’ which includes a second CD-r with alternate versions of the songs on the regular edition release. A T-shirt is also included in the set. We are currently taking orders for both sets now at Shocker World Wide!
It’s been roughly two years since Balzac has put out a full-length album… and they are really making up for lost time with ‘BLACKOUT’, their 10th album! The album is one of their tightest, and cohesive, to date. The album includes new versions of ‘Bleeding Black’ and ‘Deranged’, singles which were released over the last few months. The album includes 13 tracks and is available now through Shocker World Wide.