Relapse Records will release a collection of recordings from the Swedish death metal outfit NIRVANA 2002. The highly underrated yet influential band only released a series of demos and splits during their existence through the late '80s and early '90s. This collection, "Recordings 89-91", will compile almost all of the band's recorded works onto one disc, including previously unreleased songs and a brand new remix of their legendary demo "Disembodied Spirits".
NIRVANA 2002's vocalist/guitarist Orvar Säfström (who later joined ENTOMBED) commented on "Recordings 89-91": "It's been 20 years since the first recordings on this CD were made. Last summer three middle aged guys sneaked into an old rehearsal space in Edsbyn, Sweden. They shared a quart of rum and played old school death metal all night. That night I felt it all coming back to me. The excitement and the all-out exhilarating fury of playing in a death metal band. I felt alive. I felt like a kid again."
"Recordings 89-91" features extensive liner notes from Säfström in addition to an introduction from Tomas Lindberg (AT THE GATES, DISFEAR). This collection will be available on CD and a limited run of LPs.
"Recordings 89-91" is set for a November 10 North American release, November 16 internationally, and is available for pre-order at this location.
NIRVANA 2002 audio samples can be heard online now via the band's MySpace page.