Retaliatory Strike
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June 30, 1988

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"Retaliatory Strike" (LP)
Recorded: May 1988
Released: 1988
Studio: Pyramid Sound Studio Ithaca, NY
Producer: Alex Perialas
Engineer: Alex Perialas
Cover Artwork: Danny Santos
Label: New Renaissance Records
Format: Cassette, Compact Disc & Vinyl

AT WAR - Retaliatory Strike - Front Cover

NEW RENAISSANCE RECORDS

"Retaliatory Strike" has been remastered from the original recordings with the original artwork and is availible from our Shop. This is the ONLY official version of this album on cd available and by far is the best sounding. If it doesn't have the Warmetal Records logo on it, It is NOT official!

"Retaliatory Strike" has been remastered from the original recordings with the original artwork and is availible from our Shop. This is the ONLY official version of this album on cd available and by far is the best sounding. If it doesn't have the Warmetal Records logo on it, It is NOT official!

WAR METAL RECORDS
At War Record Label

RETALIATORY STRIKE [LP] 1988

  • 1. F.Y.I.
  • 2. Conscientious Object
  • 3. Creed Of The Sniper
  • 4. Convert Sins
  • 5. Crush Your Life
  • 6. Gutless Sympathizer
  • 7. Church And State
  • 8. Felon's Guilt
  • 9. Thinkin'
  • 10. The Example

Line-Up (left to right):

  • Dave Stone - Drums
  • Shawn Helsel - Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals
  • Paul Arnold - Bass Guitar/Vocals

The At War line-up pictured in 1988

Play The Music:
  1. 01. F.Y.I. At War 0:41
  2. 02. Conscientious Objector At War 4:23
  3. 03. Creed Of The Sniper At War 2:45
  4. 04. Covert Sins At War 5:39
  5. 05. Crush Your Life At War 4:17
  6. 06. Gutless Sympathizer At War 4:18
  7. 07. Church And State At War 3:48
  8. 08. Felon's Guilt At War 5:22
  9. 09. Thinkin' At War 0:46
  10. 10. The Example At War 3:24
Notes:

Pictured below is At War in Pyramid Sound Studio with producer Alex Perialas during the recording sessions of "Retaliatory Strike".

AT WAR at Pyramid Sound Studio with producer Alex Perialas.

The original "Retaliatory Strike" cd released by New Renaissance Records in 1988 had the original helicopter art as seen below.

AT WAR - Retaliatory Strike - Original Cover

After years of being out of print, New Renaissance Records finally re-released "Retaliatory Strike" on cd in 1999 with a different cover.

AT WAR - Retaliatory Strike - Re-Released Front Cover

Without approval from the band, New Renaissance Records decided to change the cover art and not use the original helicopter art from 1988. Instead, a dirty brown camouflage art was used with a red At War logo.

AT WAR - Retaliatory Strike - Magazine Advertisement

The photo above is an old advertisement that New Renaissance Records published in magazines and fanzines back in 1988 to promote the "Retaliatory Strike" release.

Before the "Retaliatory Strike" LP was officially released by New Renaissance Records in 1988. New Renaissance Records would release the "Limited Edition EP" which featured an intro and three tracks off the "Retaliatory Strike" lp.

AT WAR - LIMITED EDITION EP

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