STUNNING 180 GRAM 1000 ONLY LIMITED EDITION GATEFOLD BLUE VINYL REISSUE OF NUCLEAR ASSAULTS THIRD ALBUM.
After the release of Anthrax's debut album Fistful of Metal, bass player Danny Lilker, a founding member of the group, was fired by the band. He decided to pursue a more aggressive style of music and formed Nuclear Assault with guitarist/vocalist John Connelly, who had been involved in an early version of Anthrax. They were joined by guitarist Mike Bogush and drummer Scott Duboys (later of Cities, Cycle Sluts From Hell and Warrior Soul). After recording the Game Over album in April 1986 the band signed a multi-album contract with Combat Records followed by a European tour with Agent Steel and Atomkraft. Later, feeling constrained by their contract with Combat, the band signed with I.R.S. Records and recorded Survive in 1988. The album reached number 145 on the US Billboard 200 chart and Nuclear Assault set off on a 180-day world tour in the United States and Europe; first as an opening for Slayer and later headlining with British group Acid Reign as a support act. The next album, 1989's Handle with Care, would see the band at their commercial peak, hitting the US charts at number 126, with more touring, including a trip to Japan and a U.S. tour opening for Testament and Savatage.