Greyhaze Records, as part of its exhaustive, review of Sarcófago’s entire recorded output, is proud to reissue Crust, the highly sought-after extreme metal gem, on vinyl and cassette formats. The album’s audio has been carefully sourced from original master tapes and all artwork has been restored honoring this EP’s great importance. The Crust reissue will be released June 14, 2019 on Greyhaze Records.
The Story of Crust
Four years after the release of their 5th LP, The Worst, in 1996, Sarcófagoonce again entered the studio. This time, though, to record an EP. With only four tracks and clocking in at a little over 11 minutes, Crust went on to become one of the band’s most extreme and sought after releases. This release would also go on to be the band’s last, as soon after the end of the recordings the band officially disbanded. After many years of never giving in to any musical trend, Sarcófago bowed out leaving one of the most significant legacies in all of extreme metal having influenced a plethora of bands including stalwarts such as Mayhem, Beherit, Darkthrone, and so many more.
Released at the turn of the millennium, in the year 2000, Crust is arguably one of Sarcófago’s finest moments. Reduced to a duo of Wagner (Antichrist) Lamounier and Gerald (incubus) Minelli, Sarcófago created four short, and unbelievably violent tracks with an overall theme that foreshadowed the very end of extreme black and death metal as was known at the time. This notion was sadly to be realized as the first decade of the millennium saw the emergence of ever more sterilized, sanitized, and empty heavy music.