The 1992 album gets new life with a remastered deluxe release.
Altern 8, the dust mask and chemical suit-wearing duo of Mark Archer and Chris Peat, were one of the scene's most prominent groups, and Full-On Mask Hysteria—their only full-length, written in 1991 and released a year later via Network—is recognized as a classic of early-'90s breakbeat and hardcore.
To commemorate 25 years since it was conceived, Network/Blech is giving Full-On Mask Hysteria a deluxe reissue. The album has been remastered and will come as a limited-edition, heavyweight, triple-vinyl pack, with a stamped and numbered gatefold sleeve featuring "photos, artwork, and tales from [Altern 8's] heyday." It comprises 18 tracks: 14 original productions, including some that weren't on the original vinyl, and remixes from KiNK, Luke Vibert, 2 Bad Mice and Shadow Dancer. A press release for the reissue, acknowledging the "poor quality" of the 1992 wax, says this new version will be pressed loud for DJ use.
Tune in to a video for album cut "Infiltrate 202."
01. E-Vapor 8
02. Give It To Baby
03. Armageddon (KiNK Remix)
04. Infiltrate 202
05. Move My Body
06. Activ 8 (Shadow Dancer Remix)
07. Hypnotic St-8
08. Everybody (2 Bad Mice Remix)
09. First Of May
10. Activ 8
11. Frequency (Luke Vibert Remix)
14. Real Time Status
17. A D8 With Plezure
18. 8's Revenge
Network/Blech will release Full-On Mask Hysteria (Remastered Edition) in late September 2016.