Trouble’s Seminal Doom Metal Album ‘Run To The Light’ Gets An Expanded Reissue

Run to the Light, originally released by Metal Blade Records on July 15, 1987, is the third studio album by Doom Metal pioneers Trouble. Metal Blade Records will reissue the classic album this Friday, June 16th, on CD, vinyl and digitally. The CD and digital release will feature three previously unreleased demos, including “The Misery Shows,” “Thinking of the Past” and “Run to the Light,” along with a cover of the Beatles classic “Come Together,” previously only available on the Best of Metal Blade Vol.2 (1987).

Guitarist Bruce Franklin had this to say about the re-release:

Run to the Light was long overdue for a re-release. So, since it took 35 years, we thought remastering and some bonus tracks were in order. The first bonus track is a cover version of The Beatles ‘Come Together,” which was recorded during the Run to the Light album sessions. It previously was only available on a Best of Metal Blade compilation. The other bonus tracks are from a 1986 demo of 3 songs that would end up being prominent titles on the actual Run to the Light album, recorded in 1987. Throw in a bunch of not-seen-before tour pictures from the 1987 tour with King Diamond and you have a new repackaging of Run to the Light with plenty of extras for Trouble fans.

Trouble created a distinctive style, taking influences from the British Heavy Metal bands Black Sabbath and Judas Priest, and Psychedelic Rock of the 1970s. Their first two albums, Psalm 9 and The Skull (on Metal Blade) are established Doom Metal. To date, Trouble has released nine studio albums including their latest release, The Distortion Field (July 2013 on FRW Music) featuring new singer Kyle Thomas.

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