Saviour Machine and Retroactive Records Resurrect Rare Material

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This one has been a bit under the radar, but the long out of print Rarities / Revelations series from Saviour Machine is being reissued by Retroactive Records:

“Originally released in February of 2006, the four volume Rarities/Revelations was a Limited Signature Edition (500 copies) set. Those copies are long gone, and now sell for exorbitant prices when showing up in collectible auctions. Each volume of this set chronicles choice cuts of demo, live, or alternate recordings from one of four eras of band life. The tracks were compiled and edited by Adam Pedersen and the voice of Saviour Machine, Eric Clayton who searched relentlessly through their own personal archives of rare Saviour Machine material. Other tracks were culled from the collections of numerous, avid Saviour Machine fans who also shared the desire to have a comprehensive collection of the best of rare and exclusive Saviour Machine material. The result is four Discs of five hours of music. The 2012 releases on Retroactive Records have each Disc/Volume packaged in its own 6 panel digipak with liner notes, and each Disc/Volume is sold individually. It’s worth noting that the Rarities/Revelations set is dedicated to one of the most loyal fans ever, Peter Kompanje (1978-2005), who amassed one of the most extensive collections of Saviour Machine rarities on earth. Days before his passing, Eric Clayton spent time with Peter, who openly shared his deep affinity and affection for these bootlegs and rarities. One of Peter’s greatest wishes was for all the Saviour Machine faithful to hear this unique material that had given him so much joy, encouragement, and strength! Four individual releases; each with 80 minutes of music; each wearing the passion and inspiration that makes Saviour Machine great. This collection is unique – much like the band – the music is dark, progressive, gothic, rock and metal – but yet still manages to defy description and comparison. The grandfathers of gothic music have done it again! Get all four Volumes of Rarities/Revelations to complete your collection!”

Other than a news report at HM Magazine, I haven’t seen much press about these. You can get each CD at Amazon:

Saviour Machine – Rarities/Revelations I (1993-1997)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008CQ3PPG

Saviour Machine – Rarities/Revelations II (1994-1997)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008CQ5KR2

Saviour Machine – Rarities/Revelations III (1997-2001)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008CQ65X0

Saviour Machine – Rarities/Revelations IV (2001-2005)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008CQ6ME2