Published Apr 08, 2013Before punk rock busy-body Ben Cook played in Fucked Up, the Bitters, Young Governor or Yacht Club, he spent his time shouting in New York hardcore-styled outfit No Warning. If you missed out on the Toronto act the first time around, Bridge 9 records are serving up the band's thuggy 2002 LP Ill Blood as a 10th anniversary edition, albeit a year late.
A press release from the label notes that the initial pressing of 1,000 went out of print after the band broke up in 2005, and they have gone on record saying this is "one of the most requested re-pressings in Bridge Nine history."
Ill Blood followed a demo and a 7-inch, and included a guest appearance from Floorpunch's Mark Porter. You can sample the album's still-punishing pit-starter "No Time For You" down below.
The tweaked-up anniversary edition was remastered specifically for vinyl and arrives as a gatefold double LP. The first platter will contain Ill Blood, while the second slab of wax will house the band's 2001 self-titled EP on one side, and artwork from Cook's Fucked Up buddy Damian Abraham on the flip.
A few colour variations will be issued, with 300 arriving on "blood and piss colored vinyl" with a screen print on one side, 700 on "half blood/half shit" with an etching, and 1,000 more on "blood and shit." You can pre-order the double LP and peep some more newly whipped-up merchandise over here.
Though No Warning have been off-the-grid for years, Cook and fellow band expat Matt DeLong currently play in '80s-loving smooth rock ensemble Yacht Club.
The Ill Blood repress is the latest instalment in Bridge 9's 10th anniversary series, which previously let loose a repress of Striking Distance's The Fuse Is Lit.