Zdan wrote:Avenger wrote:Zdan wrote:Actual jewelcase non-Metal Mind non-Old Metal Records pressings of both Blessed Death albums.
I understand the issue with Metal Mind only releasing Digi-paks but the OMR Blessed Death CD's are jewel case and sound fine?
Would those be official reissues? I heard mixed opinions on that matter.
That depends on who you ask. From my understanding the bootleg material King Fowley's put out was under the "Lost Gems" moniker with possibly a few exceptions. For example, the Wild Dogs albums had permission from Matt McCourt but according to Mike Varney of Shrapnel (who's been well documented at one point or another making a living from ripping off bands) he still owns the rights from prior contracts. It's not always black and white. In this case it would depend on where your morals lie and which stories you choose to believe. I've had several discussions with King in the past and he's come off as a pretty honest guy, so maybe contact him and see what he has to say? I personally own the Old Metal pressings and am content with those.