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The Almighty: 'Re-F**kin'-issues!' re-f**kin'-scheduled for January 2014 via Spinefarm Records. | FESTIVALPHOTO

The Almighty: 'Re-F**kin'-issues!' re-f**kin'-scheduled for January 2014 via Spinefarm Records.

ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED for September 30th, the first two Almighty Re-issues – ‘Blood, Fire & Love’ (first released in 1989) & ‘Soul Destruction’ (first released in 1991) – have now been rescheduled for January 20th 2014.

In an effort to make these new versions as complete as possible, the release date has been put back, and extra attention given to the early work of a band (formed in Scotland in 1988) who have long been regarded as influential, splicing elements of rock, punk & metal, and notching up a Top 5 UK album and successive Top 30 singles.

Musically, The Almighty staked their ground between Motorhead & ‘Electric’-era Cult, which made their early Polydor releases – five albums, starting with ‘Blood, Fire & Love’ – a breath of fresh air for riff-hungry rock fans the world over; and now, with their reputation continuing to flourish, Spinefarm has taken over from Polydor (the band’s original home) as the label co-ordinating the Re-issue campaign…

THE INITIAL batch of Re-issues (fully official and put together under band supervision) will appear beneath the ‘RE-F**KIN’-ISSUES’ banner and be divided into two parts – the first pair of titles coming out on January 20th and the following releases a couple of months later.

All of the Re-issues will come complete with extensive bonus content, including live, studio, remix & acoustic recordings, plus liner notes, special packaging and track-by-track comments from Almighty main-man Ricky Warwick, now fronting Black Star Riders / Thin Lizzy.

There is also talk of live Almighty shows featuring key original members, along with a brand new studio album.

There’s still no stoppin’ them. Al-f**kin’-mighty, all-f**kin’-hail!

Skribent: Anthony May
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