THE VIRUS: Benefits of war 7"
Side A :
|We were more or less in contact
with Jarrod, the drummer. In fact, I used to order the Virus LPs directly
from him. In an email in summer 2002, I explained that a lot of people liked
the band in Europe, but that the LPs were very difficult to find or else
very expensive. The idea was to press their albums in Europe. Unfortunately,
the band doesn't own the rights and we needed an authorization from Punk
Core Records. Since we weren't very lucky on that side either, the band
proposed that they record an EP for us. After a few months preparing, recording
and mixing the new tracks, we found ourselves in May 2003 with an excellent
EP comprising 3 original tracks and a reissue from Blitz. We really got
a kick from this record. The tracks are less heavy-going than their albums
and the street punk touch is stronger
It was released in an edition of 1000 copies in June 2003, including 500 black copies and 500 transparent copies with green and red splatter.
It was repressed in an edition of 500 copies in September 2003 in whiter and blue vinyl, and a third time in 700 grey and black spotted copies in June 2004.