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Mistreater - "Hell's Fire"

by Mistreater

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Limited edition (500 copies) Hellfire marbled edition. Gatefold sleeve, printed inner sleeve, extensive liner notes, rare photos

    Includes unlimited streaming of Mistreater - "Hell's Fire" via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 11 Jobcentre Rejects releases available on Bandcamp and save 20%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of The Spliffs, Mistreater - "Hell's Fire", Axxe - "Through The Night", Rock Set -"Piteå Kommun", Vampa - "Plugget", Jobcentre Rejects Vol 4 - Ultra Rare FWOSHM 1978-1983, Jobcentre Rejects Vol 3 - Ultra Rare NWOBHM 1978-1983, Clientelle - Destination Unknown, and 3 more. , and , .

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  • CD edition
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    CD in jewel case with 16-page booklet, extensive linernotes, rare photos, remastered sound.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Mistreater - "Hell's Fire" via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Limited 100 copies Transparent vinyl edition
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Strictly limited to 100 copies.
    Transparent / clear vinyl edition.
    Deluxe gatefold sleeve, extensive linernotes, printed innersleeve, rare photos, remastered sound.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Mistreater - "Hell's Fire" via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Black vinyl edition
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Black vinyl edition.
    Deluxe gatefold sleeve, extensive linernotes, printed innersleeve, rare photos, remastered sound.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Mistreater - "Hell's Fire" via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Big A 05:16
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Hell's Fire 03:39
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Evil Woman 03:04
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Fortune Lady 06:35
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Baby Blue 04:12
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Mistreater 04:58
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about

Deluxe reissue of ultra rare 1981 album. Stoner riffs. Psyched out guitars. Ohio mobile home rock, Remastered & restored sound.

If Black Sabbath had been born and bred in an Ohio mobile home and raised on a steady diet of smoke and acid - the result would sound exactly like Mistreater

In 1981 the group independently recorded and released the “Hell’s Fire” album. Today the album is considered a US metal classic and is considered one of the strongest metal albums ever made by metal aficionados - original copies are hard to find and there’s a hefty price tag if you’re lucky enough to find a copy for sale.

Mistreater are from Creston (population 2000) and were far outside everything and everybody associated with the “hip” music scene in Ohio. Mistreater either didn’t know or care about the scene in nearby Cleveland where bands like proto-punk rockers Electric Eels, Rocket From The Tombs and Styrenes made waves. Pere Ubu and Dead Boys sprang from these roots. The Pagans ruled the Cleveland area during the punk days. Earlier, The Choir, Raspberries and The James Gang were pivotal Cleveland bands. As local audiences were receptive, the city was a major stop-off for touring bands. Similarly, radio station WMMS also had open ears. Nowadays, The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame is located in Cleveland. It goes on – Cleveland and its surroundings were happening. Mistreater was into none of this… Their music was by outsiders for outsiders. More brutal, raw and louder than everyone else. Rough-edged and without gloss, the Mistreater of Hell’s Fire was not aiming for the mainstream. The riffs are stoner hard knock-outs and the guitar leads are psyched out punches rooted in heavy psychedelia.

Sweden’s On The Dole Records are proud to present the first ever reissue of “Hell’s Fire”. And in true OTD fashion no expenses were saved. The band was interviewed for the extensive liner notes, rare photos were found, the sound is remastered and carefully restored, and the non album single b-side “Baby Blue” is added as a bonus. This is a US metal / D.I.Y masterpiece that should be heard by everyone into hard, loud music and massive guitar riffs. It’s like Greg Sage of The Wipers had gone metal. It would have been the ultimate soundtrack to Tim Hunter’s “River’s Edge” movie with Dennis Hopper. Mistreater were young and had no contacts or knew ways to reach out with their music back then… Now the time has come for the resurrection of Mistreater.

Mistreater is not in the nearby Rock’n’roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland. But they should be. This OTD reissue goes to prove it.

File under: ”beyond essential to any serious rock’n’roll fan”.

credits

released May 21, 2021

Reissue producer: L-P Anderson

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