Download The Tribute Sampler From Relapse Records
Pat Egan, the longtime Director Of Retail Sales at Relapse Records, tragically passed away on Monday February 18th after a battle with pneumonia and related complications. In his time at Relapse he made a great many friends in all areas of the industry and will be sorely missed. In honour of the impact that the man made at the label; Relapse have generously assembled a fantastic free compilation of music as a tribute to the man.
His hard work and dedication to the label and the bands that he represented was felt by everyone, so it’s fitting that a 20 track sampler has been put together to honour his passing. This compilation includes some of his favourite songs and artists including Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Brian Posehn, Red Fang and Death – as well as a never before released track from the legendary Exhumed. All funds acquired through donation for this sampler will be paid towards the college fund of his young daughter Katie. All of the bands involved have generously donated their music in memoriam to Pat, and so there will be no royalties obtained from this release to maximize the benefit for Pat’s family.
The compilation is available via Bandcamp, and streamable below. It’s $5, which is a small price to pay for such a good cause. You can also make direct paypal donations at firstname.lastname@example.org should you feel the need.
Here’s the tracklist for the compilation:
01. Brian Posehn – More Metal Than You
02. Exhumed – The Beginning After The End (Previously Unreleased)
03. Mastodon – Mother Puncher
04. Kingdom of Sorrow – Screaming into the Sky
05. Baroness – Take My Bones Away
06. Red Fang – Wires
07. Death – A Moment Of Clarity
08. Revocation – Teratogenesis
09. Brutal Truth – Old World Order
10.Dying Fetus – Second Skin
11.Black Anvil – Ultimate Reality
12. Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Sword Swallower
13. Zombi – Siberia
14. Pig Destroyer – The American’s Head
15. Toxic Holocaust – Sound The Charge
16. Murder Construct – No Question, No Comment
17. Horseback – Arjuna
18. Dillinger Escape Plan – Sunshine the Werewolf
19. Abysmal Dawn – In Service of Time
20. Total Fucking Destruction – In The Process of Correcting Thinking Errors
At The Monolith we’d like to thank Pat for all of his tenacious work at Relapse over the years. If everyone in this industry was as focused, passionate and dedicated as he was; the world would be a better place.
Rest In Peace Mr. Egan. Our condolences go out to his family.