In 1990, Californian Thrashers Intrinsic may have had had two releases under their belts (1987’s self-titled debut Intrinsic and 1990’s Distortion Of Perspective EP) but while recording what would become their sophomore album, Nails, the direction of the music industry experienced a seismic shift. We all know what happened next. Having self-financed their new progressive Thrash opus Intrinsic quickly found themselves out of step with the industry and the Nails sessions were shelved for nearly 25 years….until now!
In 2014, the band reached out to Divebomb Records and after hearing a single preview, they quickly struck up a deal that would finally bring Nails to the masses. However, before the contract ink was even able to dry a colossal roadblock had presented itself. The band’s sole master recording DAT had degraded since it’s last use and it was deemed unusable. Could this be the end, before it was able to start? By a stroke of luck, the original engineer had preserved the session reels and it was determined that a brand new mix could be created from scratch. Not being able to predict these new expenses the band turned to their longtime fans to help raise money via crowd funding and the fans came through! The goal of the campaign was achieved in just 3 days and Nails was once again given the gift of life.
Never before released, this lost 90’s Thrasher is finally available and Nails is presented as a special edition reissue including a 20 page booklet containing archival photos/flyers, full lyrics and brand new essay detailing the making of the album.
A reissue for the fans, by the fans.
1. State Of The Union
2. Fight No More
3. Die Trying
4. On Gossamer Wings
5. Pillar Of Fire
6. Mourn For Her
7. The Vicious Circle
10. Inner Sanctum
11. Dazed & Confused
12. Too Late, But Not Forgotten