GISM 'Detestation Reissue' LP

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One of heavy music’s great underground cult classics, G.I.S.M.’s 1983 debut, Detestation, was way ahead of its time, the late, great Randy Uchida leading the way with his flashy, melodic guitar work. Generally considered a hardcore band, G.I.S.M. were much more than that as they recklessly mashed together elements of punk, heavy metal, glam, thrash, industrial and experimental music. This 2020 edition marks the first-ever fully authorized Detestation reissue — a true replica of the original LP, all spelling or design errors remain intact.


Relapse Records is proud to announce the first ever fully-authorized reissue of GISM's landmark debut LP, Detestation. Originally released in 1983, Detestation has since remained one of the most innovative, bewildering, extreme, and wildly influential albums in the punk and metal canon. To say Destestation was ahead of its time would be a huge understatement--it incorporated elements from so many genres: hardcore, punk, heavy metal, glam, thrash, industrial, and experimental. It was almost as if listeners didnÕt know what to do with the recordÕs music but gravitated to it nonetheless as they recognized it was something unique and special.

*This product is designed to be a replica of the original LP released in 1983. Any spelling or design errors are consistent with how the record was originally presented*

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