Sarcofago Rotting on 12" Vinyl
Originally released in 1989 via Cogumelo Records, Rotting’s devastating 6-tracks made major waves throughout the metal underground. Today, Sarcófago's second album still stands as a hallmark of black/death metal, an unrelenting and devastating attack that, while slightly more polished than the band’s debut album INRI, is no less ferocious.
The album hammers home its hateful message by way of humanity’s vices and deceptions, such as suicide, alcohol-drenched sex, and of course pure death/black metal, as depicted in one of Sarcofago's biggest songs “Sex, Drinks, and Metal.” Thematically, the band delivers an agnostic manifesto against religious superstitions and dogmas.
The album art drives that point home by its depiction of a decomposing Christ figure. Rotting’s cover art was extremely shocking upon its original 1989 release as no band had taken such a graphic approach to anti-Christianity up to that point. Backlash on the artwork went as far as having it censored in its 1990 U.S. release.
This 12" vinyl reissue of Sarcofago's Rotting from Greyhaze Records has been carefully remastered to ensure optimal sound output, bringing out all details of this savage and utterly classic recording. The vinyl will be housed in a deluxe gatefold jacket, which will feature all the original artwork, including a full-color gatefold insert.
Sarcofago Rotting Track Listing:
1. The Lust
2. Alcoholic Coma
5. Sex, Drinks, and Metal