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Second Onslaught


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Es Lessin 1978 Early Attrition, when they were still raw, unfocused, chaotic, wildly experimental, completely unlike any other music, is not only my favorite incarnation of Attrition, but also my favorite music ever recorded.
If you like industrial, no wave and DIY punk, all early Attrition recordings and shows are worth owning.
Confession: I skip Vigil and Mr Toma when I play this in my car. Tracks 2 through 7 work so perfectly together that it presents this album in a new way. Favorite track: Shrinkwrap (82).
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    A new official tote bag for our 40th anniversary year... 2 colour print on a 15 x 16 inch black cotton bag... only 50 have been made!
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  • Full Digital Discography

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Vigil 03:12
Onslaught 05:16
Black Death 04:02
The Visitor 03:50


A re-release of ATTRITION's seminal 1983 cassette album "Onslaught"
A very limited edition cassette remake on Germany's Maneki Neko Tapes
Originally released on the legendary "Third Mind" label, with bonus tracks from the same period and enhanced with tracks from such legendary compilations as "Rising from the Red Sand" and "The Last Supper".
Never reissued in it's original form, this collection presents a valuable insight into ATTRITION's early days.

-Side A- Originally released on Third Mind tapes. 1983
-Side B- Taken from various cassette compilations. 1982 - 84

Officially release the first week of November 2016. We are taking advance orders now...!


released October 28, 2016

Remastered For this collection
by Martin Bowes
at the Cage studios. England. 2016

A Two Gods Production
for Maneki Neko Tapes



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