Ramesses are back with an LP version of the 2009 release “Baptism of the Walking Dead”. Ramesses are a blacker, doomier, meaner, more dark and nasty version of the members former band, Electric Wizard. Ramesses are mining the same source material as many of the British bands are currently... Vintage Hammer Horror Classic Films of the 60s and 70s, Nazi occult history, witchcraft lore and Lovecraftian spells..... complete with sample soundbites from those sources. Don't expect a copycat knockoff from Ramesses, but rather a new, fresh take on the same sort of music that interests fans of their former bands.
The vinyl is available in a regular and deluxe package, both featuring a giant 24 inch fold out upside-down cross that wraps the LP as the cover, revealing the wax through the missing sections. The deluxe version started as Ultra Clear, and about halfway through we started to add glow-in-the-dark phosphorescent PVC pellets. The result was to fade from almost completely clear to almost completely green in a gradation for the last 100 copies. The black edition was specially made for the audiophile! Pressed on 150gram, 100% pure solid virgin black vinyl, you can really hear the difference in quality, as most all black records contain 40% or more recycled stock... you can even see through some back wax that is not pure! The Deluxe editions come with an 8 piece trading card puzzle of cover images that were trimmed off!
“Baptism” features four extremely catchy doom tracks, blacked and served with a side of Death! While the Lp is only about a half hour long, it with leave any fan drooling to feast upon the “Take the Curse” CD. The vinyl contains an additional track not available on the CD version. It must also be noted that these are alternate versions of the songs on the “Take the Curse” CD!
THE STANDARD VERSION features the die-cut upside-down cross cover on heavy 150 gram audiophile pure virgin BLACK WAX.
THE DELUXE EDITION 1: features the die-cut upside-down cross cover on heavy 150 gram CLEAR WAX WITH 8 PUZZLE CARDS!
THE DELUXE EDITION 2: features the die-cut upside-down cross cover on heavy 150 gram GLOW IN THE DARK WAX WITH 8 PUZZLE CARDS!