• BANG - s/t LP
Wrapped in heavy vintage style tip-on gatefold jackets, the BANG discography makes a much needed comeback on vinyl. Mastered at Orgone Studios for maximum analog pleasure, these LPs have the aim of being the ultimate Bang vinyl editions. Svart Records is set to re-release all four 1970s albums by the reunited Philadelphia-based doom metal forerunners Bang cooperation with the band. The albums will be exclusively available at Bang’s European tour, which starts from Roadburn Festival, Tilburg, on April 14, 2016. The band was founded in August 1969, a week or two after Woodstock, by 16-year-old high school dropouts Frank Ferrera (vocals, bass) and Frank Gilcken (guitar), who swiftly recruited a 26-year-old Tony Diorio (drums), who answered their ad in a local newspaper. Bang were shaping up to be the next big thing in 1972 with keen support from Capitol Records, their first single “Questions” climbing the charts and shows lining up with numerous major bands of the era, including their mutual favorite and biggest influence, Black Sabbath.