Throughout next month, Chicago experimental metal outfit Yakuza will reissue their first four (currently out of print) full length albums along with one previously unreleased album through War Crime Recordings.
The band’s self-released 2000 debut Amount to Nothing and 2002’s Way of the Dead will be released on July 1st. The reissue of Way of the Dead will contain a cover of John Coltrane’s “Seraphic Light” as a bonus track. 2006’s Samsara and 2007’s Transmutations will be re-released on July 15th. Samsara will contain two bonus James Plotkin remixes of “Back to the Mountain” and “The Ballad of Mr. K”. Transmutations will feature Justin Broadrick’s remix of “The Blinding” as a bonus track.
On July 29th, Yakuza will release the previously unreleased improvisational recording Kabuki Mono. The album was originally recorded back in 2001.
In other related news, Yakuza have recorded over 100 minutes of new improvised material with Sanford Parker. The band plan to pick the best takes and release it sometime next year.