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• Fully digitally re-mastered

• First time ever on CD

• Includes 'Blood bath' EP

    (the original mix)

• 5 additional bonus tracks

• New artwork by Steve Cobb

• Full-color 12-page booklet

• Brief band history & photos

• Complete lyrics

• Limited to 500 copies worldwide



Formed in 1980 in Columbia, South Carolina Jack the Ripper would stand-alone has one of, if not the only heavy metal band in their area. This would prove to be both an advantage and disadvantage as local promoters and radio stations would focus on the band, yet audiences weren’t quite ready for the brand of metallic delivery JTR had to offer.

The band quickly began recording demos and sending them out-one would catch the attention of a soon to start a record label in California. A full-length album would be recorded in 1981 titled ‘Tortured n’ Twisted’ in response to the label’s interest and offer. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned with the launch of the record label and the recordings would be shelved for many years.

JACK THE RIPPER would continue onward gigging locally and eventually recording the EP ‘Bloodbath’ in 1984 and like the full-length, it too would be put away, eventually seeing a release eighteen years later in 2002. By this point, the band had already been disbanded by some years. Another release would follow in 2004 on Doomed Planet Records that would be a compilation of the EP with various studio outtakes. By this time JACK THE RIPPER had well slipped into the depths of heavy metal obscurity. And yet these releases would still only be scratching the surface of the plethora of recordings the band would have in the vault.

FOR FANS OF: Exciter, Grim Reaper, Wild Dogs, Hallow's Eve, Halloween



01. Tortured and Twisted

02. Iron Lady

03. Accept Your Fate

04. The Ripper

05. Burn in Hell

06. Destructor

07. Chambers of Darkness

08. Bloodbath

09. Are You Ready to Die

10. Metal Man

11. Bloodbath (EP version)

12. Burn in Hell (EP version)

13. Chambers of Darkness (EP version)

14. Destructor (EP version)

15. Metal Man (EP version)

16. Reign of Terror

17. Gargoyle (available on CD only)

18. My Life (available on CD only)

19. Leaving for Yesterday (available on CD only)

20. Edge of Doom (available on CD only)

JACK THE RIPPER - Tortured & Twisted HHR032

SKU: 2716636272
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