‘Retroactive Records’ to Reissue ‘Seventh Angel’ & ‘Detritus’ Albums on Vinyl


All three Seventh Angel studio albums are at the vinyl manufacturing plant, “The Torment” (1990), “Lament For The Weary” (1991), and “Dust Of Years” (2009) ..  all 3 should be done no later than May.

The metal gods have smiled upon us and in 2018 Retroactive Records will be reissuing both epic thrash releases by the British band Detritus who released 1990’s “Perpetual Defiance” on Star Song Records (post-Pure Metal Records), and 1993’s “If But For One” on R.E.X. Records. Expect to see both albums with remastered with demo bonus tracks on CD and Vinyl in 2018!

More info and pre-orders coming soon, we keep you posted.

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In March, Bombworks also released Seventh Angel‘s Demo Collection. (Limited Edition of just 1000 copies).

Our review can be found here.

Seventh Angel are a British Christian metal band that formed in 1987. The band was known for its combination of doom metal and thrash metal. According to Cross Rhythms magazine, they were considered to be thrash metal pioneers, and they released the albums The Torment (1990) and Lament for the Weary (1991). These records achieved mainstream distribution through Music for Nations label, making Seventh Angel label mates with such groups as Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth. Although Seventh Angel disbanded in 1992, “for a long time [they were considered to be] the best metal act in the UK”, claims Cross RhythmsThe Daily Telegraphcalled Seventh Angel “one of the leading Christian thrash metal bands in Great Britain.”

The band headlined the Metal Meltdown festival in 1990, played concerts in Germany and the Netherlands, and they were featured in both Channel 4 and BBC TV for several live performances of their Greenbelt festival concerts. The guitarist/vocalist Ian Arkley went to form the doom metal band Ashen Mortality. On 23 May 2008, the group announced their reforming. The current line-up consists of the original members Ian Arkley, Andrew “Tank” Thompson (drums), Simon Bibby (guitar), and Mark Broomhead (bass). On 24 June 2009, the band released their third album The Dust of Years.

Detritus was a European thrash metal that originated in 1989. The band consists of two current and former members of the Thrash Metal band, Seventh Angel. They released 2 albums “Perpetual Defiance” (1990), “If But for One” (1993) & were featured on: “White Metal Warriors – Last Ship Home” (1991; Split w/ Seventh Angel, Stairway, Lazarus, Maverick).: The band broke up in October 1993. Vocalist/Bassist Mark Broomhead formed Fire Fly and joined Seventh Angel.


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