Origin will be releasing an anniversary album titled “Abiogenesis – A Coming Into Existence“ on May 3. The effort is a compilation of recreated versions of songs that were originally created by guitarist Paul Ryan in 1991-1996.
A press release offered more info:
“‘Abiogenesis – A Coming Into Existence‘ was recorded and recreated from the original 1991-1996 era that preceded Origin‘s official formation. The album features never-before released tracks, that laid foundations to one of America’s top death metal purveyors.
The tracks on ‘Abiogensis‘ were recreated to the best of his ability, by founding Origin member & mastermind Paul Ryan, who recorded all instruments himself, between 2013 and 2018.
The twelve-track album includes eighth new (previously unreleased) tracks from the pre-Origin period, spanning from the “Necrotomy” (1990-1991) to “Thee Abomination” (1992-1993) era of the band (the ‘Abiogenesis‘ part of the album). They’re followed by a remastered version of Origin‘s first ever EP from 1998 (and first ever death metal recording to use the “gravity blast” drumming technique) as a special bonus re-release for all Origin fans & album collectors (‘A Coming Into Existence‘ part). This EP was never available for worldwide release before.”
Ryan himself added:
“Over the years people have asked me how Origin just came to be as a band so ferocious virtually out of nowhere. This is a small summary of the Origins of Origin. Basically, I spent a lot of my youth at shows at the outhouse practicing garage grinding, basement blasting & shed shredding anywhere I could, composing as what my father would call ‘Infernal Racket’ as I was very passionate about death metal.
That’s all I ever wanted to do. A lot of missed opportunities as we just couldn’t put it together into making a album (some music was meant to be underground), so these tracks are some of my earliest creations from the Necrotomy (1990-1991) & Thee Abomination (1992-1993) period.
This is by no means the current direction of the band Origin, but simply music that is the Origins of Origin. I did to the best of my ability to recreate the instrumentation of all the former members & the guys who I played this music with blended into each track (& yes there was a lot of editing!!!!). I’m officially retired from recording drums ever again!”.
01. “Insanity” *
02. “Mauled” **
03. “Autopsied Alive” **
04. “Spastic Regurgitation” *
05. “Bleed As Me” *
06. “Mind Asylum” *
07. “Infestation” *
08. “Murderer” **
“A Coming Into Existence“:
09. “Lethal Mainpulation The Bone Crusher Chronicles” ***
10. “Sociocide” ***
11. “Manimal Instincts” ***
12. “Inner Reflections The Pain from Within” ***
* Necrotomy (pre-Origin) 1990-91.
** Thee Abomination (pre-Origin) 1992-93.
*** Origin 1997-98.