TRAUMA reissue album, featuring Cliff Burton, pre-Metallica

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A SHRAPNEL REISSUE FIRST TIME ON CD, REMASTERED WITH BONUS TRACKS FEATURING LEGENDARY BASSIST CLIFF BURTON, PRE-METALLICA.

TRAUMA was founded in the Bay Area in 1980 as one of the first of the New Wave Of Bay Area Metal Bands. The original line-up included Michael Overton - guitar, George Lady - guitar, Dennis Shafer - drums, the iconic Cliff Burton (Metallica) - bass guitar, and Donny Hillier - vocals. The band quickly became well-known throughout the California Bay Area and beyond, playing legendary venues like The Stone, Bill Graham's Wolfgang's, The Whisky-A-Go-Go, and The Troubadour. The first track TRAUMA ever recorded, "Such a Shame", was included on Metal Blade Records, Metal Massacre II album in 1982.

After Cliff Burton's departure to join Metallica, the band changed personnel and musicians Kris Gustofson - drums, Ross Alexander Merson - guitar, and Lucas Advincula - bass guitar joined Michael Overton and Donny Hillier in their new line-up. In 1984, TRAUMA recorded the Scratch And Scream album for Shrapnel Records. The album received many excellent reviews from primarily American and European Heavy Metal magazines, such as Kerrang, Circus, and Metal Forces, to name a few.


The Scratch and Scream album, unavailable before on a legitimate CD issue, has long been considered a hard to obtain, classic Heavy Metal record.

Earlier this year, the album received a Retro Recommendation by About.com/Metal in January 2013.

After a lengthy hiatus, TRAUMA has recently reformed. Donny Hillier, Kris Gustofson, and Lucas Advincula have been joined by guitarist Kurt Fry, a veteran songwriter and recording/touring artist. TRAUMA has played recent shows in San Francisco and Oakland and is planning to tour. The band is currently in the studio, putting the finishing touches on their new album. The sound is unmistakably hard and heavy.


Video from Youtube


Track List:
1. THE DAY ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE
2. BRINGIN' THE HOUSE DOWN 
3. I KILL FOR LESS
4. SCRATCH AND SCREAM 
5. THE WARLOCK
6. LAY LOW 
7. IN THE END 
8. WE ARE WATCHING YOU
9. THE FLIGHT OF THE RAVEN


BONUS TRACKS:
10. SUCH A SHAME 
11. WE'RE GOING OFF
12. WOMAN BE GONE


Selling Points:
* Remastered from the original master tapes, this version sounds awesome and is housed in an attractive, limited edition digi-pak cover.

* "Scratch And Scream" has not been previously
released in the USA on CD. Trauma fans have waited years for this exciting
legitimate release on CD.

* Trauma is recognized by many progressive metal fans as one of the underground classics to come out of the 80's guitardriven metal scene.


Will Be Available Amazon.com, iTunes and Shrapnel Records.com


* Contact Shrapnel Label Group
Publicist Scott Thomas for more artist
information, interviews, etc.
P. 512-523-8333,
sthomas9@austin.rr.com



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