Arakain
Thrash the Trash

  • Format: LP
  • Band: Arakain
  • Title: Thrash the Trash
  • Band's Origin: CS
  • Style: Thrash Metal
  • Rating: 4
  • Release Year: 2021
  • Recording Year: 1989
  • Production Year: 1990/2021
  • Record Company: Supraphon
  • Item's Number: SU 6733-1
  • Color of the Label: black
  • Edition: 2021
  • Extras: 180 gram vinyl, inner sleeve
  • EAN: 099925673314
  • Weight: 279 g
Grading
  • Visual: new
  • Acoustic:
  • Cover: new

Supraphon Release Information



The best critic in the world is time. And time has shown that the debut “Thrash the Trash” is no longer just a legendary album by the Prague metal band Arakain. It is literally a cult thing!

At the end of the 1980s, the quintet clearly dominated the entire Czechoslovakian hard rock scene. From classic heavy metal, the band moved on to the reigning thrash metal wave, represented in the world by Metallica and Slayer, and in the spring of 1989 recorded a forty-minute collection that in its time bore comparison with the Western top. Unfortunately, however, due to the editorial policies and production deadlines of the time, the album wasn’t released until 1990, when a lot of things in society were already different. Today all eight tracks belong to the golden fund of the Czech metal treasury, and the same goes for the lyrics, which are clearly understandable and valid even after thirty years. At the time of its release, the album had sold over 125,000 copies, exclusively as LPs and cassettes! However, “Thrash the Trash” has never been independently released on CD, except for a joint 2CD reissue with the second Arakain album “Schizophrenia” in 1998.

Now it’s time for the return of a legend! After many years of the record not being officially available at all, “Thrash the Trash” is now being released in a new remastering from SONO Records as vinyl, a CD with special bonus tracks in the form of period singles and for the first time ever digitally!
The album has also undergone a complete graphic overhaul, giving fans their first taste of Arakain’s debut in the ultimate visual experience. Both the LP and the CD contain complete lyrics, as well as an extensive photographic documentation.

The heavy vinyl (180 g) includes a voucher for a free download of the hi-res version of the album (digitized from the original studio tapes).

Tracklist



Side A


1. Thrash the Trash 4:54
2. Šakal 4:15
3. Šeherezád 6:51
4. Ne! (Jdi a zabíjej) 4:37

Side B


1. Pán Bouře 4:20
2. Štvanice 4:52
3. 311. peruť 4:51
4. Noc 1:01
5. Amadeus 4:25