Official press release:
Southern Lord Recordings presents Cease & Decease, a double-LP discography by oppressive sludge juggernaut, Toadliquor, released as part of Southern Lord’s 20th Anniversary series. The unreleased newly-recorded song included on the record, “(Closing Sections Of) Inter-Stellar Space”, is now streaming at CVLT Nation.
The mysterious Toadliquor continues to hold its position as one of the most crushing sludge outfits from the ’90s, while maintaining a shroud of mystery and diehard cult following two decades later. Not only does the collection encapsulate the entire 1993-released Feel My Hate – The Power Is The Weight – R.I.P. Cain LP as well as some unearthed extremely scarce and previously-unreleased recordings, it also includes a newly recorded song that was especially prepared, written and documented for this release. Cease & Decease also marks the first time the band’s entire four-part “Inter-Stellar Space” opus is pressed together; the first three sections were found on different releases, and the closing section had never been recorded before now.
Several of the initial recordings were originally recorded by Tim Green (The Fucking Champs, The Nation of Ulysses) and some of the resurrected tracks on Cease & Decease have here been remastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. Housed in a deluxe gatefold Stoughton sleeve which includes existing as well as brand new artwork, Cease & Decease is pressed on two massive slabs of vinyl, with a full black pressing and a limited silver pressing strictly exclusive for the label’s subscription series.
Cease & Decease track listing:
LP 1 – The Complete Sections Of Inter-Stellar Space
A1. “(Opening Sections Of) Inter-Stellar Space”
A2. “(Continuing Sections Of) Inter-Stellar Space”
B1. “(Second Continuing Sections Of) Inter-Stellar Space: Love”
B2. “(Closing Sections Of) Inter-Stellar Space”
LP 2 – The Feel My Hate – The Power Is The Weight – R.I.P. Cain
D1. “Fratricide: A Requiem”
D2. “Survival Is The Fittest”