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Albums Of The Week: Virulence | If This Isn’t A Dream​… 2023 Remaster

The road to Fu Manchu starts in the sludgy mega-riffs of this ’80s indie-punk outfit.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Virulence formed in 1985 as a hardcore / punk band. Originally wanting to play as fast as possible, they quickly morphed into a BL’AST! / Black Flag / Melvins / Swans / Gore-type slower / Sludgier type of a band. Originally released on Alchemy records in 1989, this has been released on Southern Lord Records on vinyl for the first time since 1989, specifically for Record Store Day Black Friday 2023. This is pre-Fu Manchu: Scott Hill / guitars – Ken Pucci / vocals – Ruben Romano / drums – Greg McCaughey / bass.”

 

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