Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Earache Records is marking this year's Record Store Day with a number of limited edition releases, including "The World's Shortest Album", which will be available on vinyl for the first time.

As part of a Record Store Day special feature, The World's Shortest Album is due to be played in its entirety on the Steve Lamacq show on BBC Radio 6 Music this Thursday, 18th April.

All 83 seconds of the record-breaking album will be played during the show, which airs live from 6:00pm on Thursday and will also feature a number of other Record Store Day tracks alongside artists discussing the records.

Tune in this Thursday to hear The World's Shortest Album at

The World's Shortest Album crams an assortment of the best grindcore acts from the past two decades into less than two minutes, including NAPALM DEATH, WORMROT, A.C., INSECT WARFARE, BRUTAL TRUTH and more.  The album will be on a 5" vinyl, presented in a 12" sleeve, and will be available this Saturday, 20th April at independent record stores.

Former NAPALM DEATH drummer MICK HARRIS comments:

"'The Kill' and 'You Suffer' came about at the end of my first demo recording 8-track reel to reel the 'From Enslavement to Obliteration', which was me on drums, Justin Broadrick on guitar and backing vocals, and Nic Bullen on bass and vocals.  We never planned these two songs; they were put together - I guess almost improvised - on the spot as we had a few minutes of recording time left over.  I think we were just in that spirit of the studio vibe and amongst ourselves on the spot came up with two short songs, one being the very short 'You Suffer' (we got it even shorter on the Scum recording).  The first time we played it live we must have gotten some laughs, at the classic Mermaid pub we were so often playing at.  Good fun; a doss; a mark of the times.  Great days..."

The full track listing for The World's Shortest Album is as follows (with timings in seconds):

Side A:
01. Napalm Death - You Suffer (1.9s)
02. Napalm Death - Dead (2.7s)
03. Napalm Death - Your Achievement (4.2s)
04. Wormrot - False Grind Sodomy (2.5s)
05. Wormrot - You Suffer But Why Is It My Problem (4.0s)
06. Brutal Truth - Collateral Damage (4.0s)
07. A.C. - Howard Wulkan's Bald (4.0s)

Side B:
01. Lawnmower Deth - Be Scene Not Heard (4.7s)
02. Painkiller - Trailmarker (6.0s)
03. Brutal Truth - Blockhead (7.3s)
04. Morbid Angel - Bil Ur-Sag #2 Lava (6.9s)
05. A.C. - Windchimes Are Gay (9.5s)
06. Insect Warfare - Street Sweeper (13.5s)

Total running time including gaps between tracks: 82.8 seconds

View the flyer/artwork for The World's Shortest Album at

BRUTAL TRUTH's featured track, "Collateral Damage", is already in the Guinness Book of Records as the "World's Shortest Video", whilst NAPALM DEATH's "You Suffer" also attained status as the "World's Shortest Song".

Record Store Day is taking place on 20th April, 2013, and brings together artists and independently-owned record stores around the world to celebrate the art of music.  Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and sold in independent stores.

For more information and to see which stores are participating in Record Store Day in the UK, head to

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