Under the Knife (EP)

Under the Knife is a compilation EP by the American metalcore band Hatebreed released in 1996 by Smorgasbord Records. It consists of the band's first 7 inch release, also titled Under The Knife, as well as three additional demo tracks. It was re-released several times, in 1998 by Smorgasbord Records, in 2000 by both Smorgasbord Records and Victory Records and in 2006 by Cortex Records.

Under the Knife
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ReleasedNovember 13, 1996
Recorded1995
GenreHardcore punk
Length14:25
LabelSmorgasbord
Hatebreed chronology
Split 7" w/ Integrity
(1995)
Under the Knife
(1996)
Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire
(1997)

The 7" vinyl only has the four first tracks, but the CD has all 7 tracks.

Track listingEdit

  1. Smash Your Enemies 2:12
  2. Kill an Addict 1:02
  3. Under the Knife 1:33
  4. Filth 1:42
  5. Not One Truth 2:09
  6. Severed 2:40
  7. Puritan 3:07

Pressing informationEdit

500 copies with black vinyl with a limited edition photocopied cover, 6,000 Black vinyl, 200 Green vinyl, 200 Gold vinyl, 500 White vinyl, 300 Red vinyl, 300 Blue vinyl, and 500 Orange Vinyl.

Re-recordingsEdit

Every track, except for "Under the Knife", has been re-recorded and included on another Hatebreed album, providing better versions of songs which suffered from sub-par production quality.

"Not One Truth" and "Puritan" were included on Hatebreed's 1997 full-length Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire.

"Smash Your Enemies" was re-recorded for the 2002 release Perseverance.

In 2005, "Severed" was re-recorded and added as a bonus track for the UK release of Supremacy.

"Kill an Addict" and "Filth" were iTunes exclusive tracks for the special edition of Hatebreed's self-titled album in 2009. This special edition is no longer available on iTunes.

PersonnelEdit