Anal Cunt Posthumous Collection Due In November

Seth Putnam

This day was bound to come: the day when someone would try and capitalize on the recent death of Anal Cunt frontman Seth Putnam. The day is here.

Relapse will release a posthumous 2-CD collection of all of Anal Cunt’s earliest works entitled The Old Testament on November 22.

The Old Testament, which a press release says is “the last completely authorized A.C. release,” showcases the band’s earliest and most forceful work.

In addition to the infamous 5,643 Song EP and the band’s early split releases, The Old Testament also includes Anal Cunt’s first 1988 demo and last session in 1991, neither of which have been heard by anyone outside the band.

The Old Testament includes liners penned by charismatic founder and songwriter Seth Putman shortly before his death, as well as an epilogue from original A.C. drummer Tim Morse, “tons of never-before-seen early photos, and much more,” the release says.

“The recordings from 1988 to 1991 represent the older A.C. sound,” Putnam said before his death. “When the band started, the goal was to be the fastest, noisiest band around and to have absolutely no trace of musicality at all – no lyrics, no song titles, no music written for the songs. Over time, some musical parts were added here and there. The original A.C. influenced countless other bands, and was the only band [of its’ kind] that actually toured and played out regularly.”

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