Howard got in as prime minister of Australia and really turbocharged the "economic rationalism" set in motion by the previous Labor government. Regional cities really suffered the wave of the offshoring of manufacturing, the privatisation of services like the railway and in the case of ipswich, the closing down of the coal mines. Pauline Hanson's inarticulate racial bitterness became mainstream. Born out of this climate, came Cursed Earth.
Named after the lawless lands outside of the major city in the Judge Dredd comic. Its really a reflection on their surroundings more then anything. A comment on town centres slowly dying with empty shops multiplying like cancerous cells in many post industrial former mini metropoli.
Raging against a cruel machine that would have working class people turn on each other and grind people like themselves up through the symptoms of poverty(Drugs, violence, suicide).
If your favourite Pantera song is the Poison Idea cover on the crow soundtrack, this is a record for you.
Cursed earth sound like a bunch of suburban pantera fans that decided to start a HC band one day. Yes this is a compliment. -Tom Hellier
This is the vinyl 9 song (8xoriginals 1xdistorted buddha mix)version of 90s Cursed earth CD. Its meticulously remastered by Jason Fuller at Goat Sound.
Record is housed is a beautiful gatefold cover designed by Deathpress studios with updated artwork and lyrics that stay totally true to the original style.
This version includes a poster and sticker.
- Bad Habits Records