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AGONIA RECORDS, in cooperation with tech-death metal phenoms ORIGIN, announce the official vinyl-only re-issues of ORIGIN’s self-titled (2000), “Informis Infinitas Inhumanitas” (2002), “Echoes of Decimation” (2005), and “Antithesis” (2008). All four albums are out October 25th.

The re-issues of ORIGIN’s crucial and genre-defining back catalog are part of AGONIA RECORDS’ “Origin of Origin” series, of which “Abiogenesis – A Coming into Existence”, a compilation of re-recordings by founding member Paul Ryan from ORIGIN’s “A Coming into Existence” EP and previous incarnations, NECROTOMY and THEE ABOMINATION, is the first. The re-issues of ORIGIN’s self-titled and “Informis Infinitas Inhumanitas” are particularly important to vinyl connoisseurs, as both albums weren’t released to vinyl in 2000 and 2002, respectively, while “Echoes of Decimation” only had an ultra-limited picture disc run. The time is now to re-introduce these tech-death metal milestones!

“Excited to present and complete the “Origins of Origin” series with our first four albums on vinyl with Agonia Records!” ORIGIN founding member/guitarist/vocalist Paul Ryan says. “This is the first time the ‘Origin’ and ‘Informis Infinitas Inhumanitas’ albums have ever been pressed on vinyl. ‘Echoes of Decimation’ and ‘Antithesis’ are also being pressed for those who missed out on the fun the first time through! Thanks to all the friends/fans of ORIGIN for the support all these years!”.

ORIGIN formed on July 4th, 1997 in Topeka, Kansas by Ryan and guitarist/vocalist Jeremy Turner. The budding musicians were then joined shortly thereafter by bassist Clint Appelhanz, vocalist Mark Manning, and drummer George Fluke. This lineup would go on to record self-financed/released EP, “A Coming into Existence”, a year later. The response to ORIGIN’s rabid, uncompromising, and intricately composed death metal – described by now-defunct Pitch Weekly as “a bludgeoning barrage” – was positive enough to give them a slot on the 1998 edition of the Death Across America tour with spirit animals Nile, Gorguts, and Oppressor. Shortly thereafter, Fluke was replaced by ex-Angel Corpse drummer John Longstreth and Appelhanz was replaced by ex-Cephalic Carnage bassist Doug Williams. Recognizing ORIGIN’s potential and the on/off stage intensity of their three-vocalist attack, Relapse Records were quick to add the band to their ever-growing repertoire.

Says ORIGIN: “We are excited to present these songs for our upcoming South America tour in November with our touring friends Cryptopsy. We have been playing shows and touring with those guys since the late ‘90s, so it will be awesome to bring what we have worked on for 20 years to these countries for the first time! More things are in the works for touring with Origin”.

Over the years, ORIGIN’s lineup, label, and location – they now call Kansas, California, and New York home – have changed, but one thing has not: their musically adept, savagely composed, viciously delivered sound. ORIGIN is unmistakable, a triple-headed beast from a sick and unforgiving universe. So, join ORIGIN and AGONIA RECORDS in celebrating the release of “Origin”“Informis Infinitas Inhumanitas”“Echoes of Decimation”, and “Antithesis” on venerated vinyl! All four albums will be available via AGONIA RECORDS on October 25th in various (and limited) colorways. Check AGONIA RECORDS’ online store, agoniarecords.com, to order.


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