UK Punk legends THE EXPLOITED are set to release the Special Editions of “Beat The Bastards”, “Fuck The System” and “The Massacre” on March 14th 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The releases are being re-issued with a raft of bonus content, including a bonus DVD of live footage (“Beat The Bastards”) and bonus tracks (“Fuck The System“ and “The Massacre”).
Fans can watch the live version of ‘Beat The Bastards’, taken from the bonus footage on the DVD that comes with the album, over on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel.
After having to cancel all scheduled tourdates due to singer Wattie Buchan being hospitalized with a heart attack, UK Punk legend THE EXPLOITED are now giving their fans a little teaser for the upcoming re-released. You can check out the smashing trailer at the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel here:
The special editions of “The Massacre” (1990), “Beat The Bastards” (1996) and “Fuck The System” (2003) will be released on March 14, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.
According to Nuclear Blast, British punk-legends THE EXPLOITED are forced to cancel upcoming tour dates with label-mates HATEBREED and stop all activities till May 2014.
Singer Wattie Buchan has suffered a heart attack on stage during the band’s concert last night (Thursday, February 13) in Lisbon, Portugal during the “Tour Of Chaos” with HATEBREED and NAPALM DEATH.
THE EXPLOITED released the following statement
“We are sorry to say that due to a severe illness that Wattie can’t continue with the tour. He will be in hospital for at least a week.
Thanks for all the get-well messages. Much appreciated. Regards.”
Nuclear Blast posted: “All the best wishes from the whole Nuclear Blast Team! Get well soon, Wattie!!!“
* Metal Shock Finland wish a fast recovery for Wattie!
Nuclear Blast Records are proud to announce the signing of British punk-legends THE EXPLOITED. Founded in 1980 in East Kilbride/Scottland by Wattie Buchan the band signed now a worldwide contract with Nuclear Blast.
“At last, after giving my word four years ago that we would sign to Nuclear Blast, it’s now official!
For us it’s a big deal to be signing to the biggest indie record company in Europe. One of the main reasons we signed to them is the fact that Marcus, the owner, is a big Exploited fan and I know he will give us 100% backing to make the next album as great as the last ones.
Ps. It WILL be this year sometime!!!!! Punks Not Dead”
Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger adds:
„Having THE EXPLOITED sign a deal is a longtime dream coming true. In my youth I listened to Hardcore and Punk almost exclusively and
THE EXPLOITED have been one of my absolute favorites ever since. Records like »Punks Not Dead«, »Troops Of Tomorrow« and later on
also »Beat The Bastards« and »Fuck The System« have been on heavy rotation constantly. The shows of this band have always been and
still are a very special experience. Honest, hard and snotty – just like Punk should be. A true highlight for me of course was their performance at the Nuclear Blast HQs on my birthday in 2013. After that the deal has been set via handshakes and we’ve been celebrating till the break of dawn! Welcome to Nuclear Blast guys, Punks not dead!!”
The records for the eagerly awaited new album are expected for spring so the release shall be in autumn 2014!
To reduce the time of waiting for the new album Nuclear Blast Records will re-release the following classics on March 14th 2014 (March 18th US). Stuffed with great bonus-material they’ll be available as CD-digipaks or Vinyl in Gatefolds:
Beat The Bastards (+ “Official Live-Bootleg” – Bonus DVD)
Fuck The System (+ 4 Bonus Tracks)
The Massacre (+4 Bonus Tracks)
You can pre-order the albums directly at the Nuclear Blast Online-Shop.
THE EXPLOITED EUROPEAN TOUR 2014 PART 1
05.02. GERMANY – FREIBURG – CAFE ATLANTIK
07.02. FRANCE – MONTPELLIER – SECRET PLACE
08.02. SPAIN – ZARAGOZA – SALA LOPEZ
09.02. SPAIN – VALENCIA – SALA ROCKCITY
11.02. SPAIN – MADRID – SALA PENELOPE + HATEBREED + NAPALM DEATH
12.02. SPAIN – MALAGA – SALA TRINCHERA + HATEBREED + NAPALM DEATH
13.02. PORTUGAL – LISBON – REPUBLICA MUSICA + HATEBREED + NAPALM DEATH
14.02. SPAIN – OVIEDO – SALA ESTILIO + HATEBREED + NAPALM DEATH
15.02. SPAIN – BILBAO – SALA SANTANA 27 + HATEBREED + NAPALM DEATH
16.02. SPAIN – BARCELONA – SALA RAZZMATAZZ 2 + HATEBREED + NAPALM DEATH
20.02. FRANCE – PARIS – LE TRABENDO
21.02. BELGIUM – HASSELT– MUZIEK O DROOM
22.02. NETHERLANDS – ROTTERDAM – SCUMBASH FESTIVAL
23.02. GERMANY – COLOGNE – MCT
26.03. POLAND – GDYNIA – UCHO
27.03. POLAND – WROCLAW – ALIBI
28.03. POLAND – KRAKOW – KWADRAT
19-20.04. NETHERLANDS – SCHIJNDEL – PAASPOP FESTIVAL
26.04. SCOTLAND – GLASGOW
17.05. ENGLAND – MANCHESTER
14.06. GERMANY – LEGACY METAL FESTIVAL
12.07. CZECH REPUPLIC – MASTERS OF ROCK FESTIVAL
14-16.08. ROMANIA – ROCKSTADT –EXTREME FEST
29.08. BELGIUM – TORHUT – MASTERS@ROCK FESTIVAL
11-13.09. GERMANY- LAUSITZRING – FESTIVAL