Apr 102015
 
LEGENDARY UK PUNKS PART 1 TO RE-ISSUE FUNERAL PARADE EP
VIA SACRED BONES RECORDS IN DELUXE RE-MASTERED GATEFOLD EDITION
OUT 4/14/15
PLAYING FIRST EVER U.S. SHOWS THIS MONTH
LISTEN TO “SALEM”  HERE

                                                                                                                         Part 1 formed in 1980 and were part of the original London anarcho-punk scene. During the early 1980s they played a number of gigs, often with Rudimentary Peni, who the band became associated with, as well as other acts operating around the London Anarchy Centres funded by Crass’ Bloody Revolutions 7”. Part 1’s final gig (before reforming in 2013) was at the 100 Club in 1983 with Subhumans.

The band’s only vinyl release during this time was the Funeral Parade 7″ EP , released in October 1982 in an edition of 300. It has been a highly sought after release and out of print for over three decades. . As well as an anarcho-punk classic, the record is now regarded as a seminal deathrock release – largely due to the dark, heavily flanged guitar work, morbid imagery, and anti-religious lyrical themes. Indeed, Part 1 have been described as “England’s Ultimate Cult Deathrock band.” (CVLT Nation)

This very special reissue finally sees this lost classic receiving a long-deserved quality release: A remastered 12″ vinyl in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with accompanying horror zine I…Paraworm, packed with never-seen text and unpublished artworks from the pen of guitarist Mark Ferelli, all contemporaneous to the 1982 release.

In 2013, founding members Ferelli and Jake Baker (vocals), reformed the band with long-time admirer Chris Low (ex-Apostles, Oi PolloiPolitical Asylum) on drums; later joined by David Barnett (ex-Adam & the AntsGuernicaLola Colt) on bass. Their first reformation show was at the Rebellion Festival that summer, 30 years after their last live performance. Since then, Part 1 have played a number of gigs to great acclaim and enthusiastic response and now, for the first time ever, are coming to North America this month for a handful of shows. You can see their tour schedule, album info, and stream the EP standout “Salem” below!

LISTEN & SHARE: Part 1- “Salem”
https://soundcloud.com/sacredbones/part-1-salem

TOUR DATES

Apr 17, 2015: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus (w/ Rule of Thirds, Survival, Aube, Cheena)
Apr 18, 2015: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus (w/ Anasazi, Pleasure Leftists, Institute)
Apr 20, 2015: Pittsburgh, PA @ Gooskis (w/ Wrathcobra, Silence)
Apr 21, 2015: Philadelphia, PA @ The Boot (w/ Dark Blue, Fuck SS)
Apr 22, 2015: New York, NY @ Home Sweet Home (w/ Raw Distractions)

Part 1
Funeral Parade
Sacred Bones Records
4/14/15

1 Funeral Parade (0:50)
2 Graveyard Song (3:26)
3 Tomb (3:01)
4 Ghost (4:25)
5 Salem (3:29)
6 Funeral Parade (Reprise) (1:01)

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