To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of one of the most iconic Australian Releases of all time The Mark Of Cain’s – Battlesick via Golden Robot Records are honoured to be releasing it as a limited edition remastered 30th Anniversary vinyl. This is also the first time the album will be released in its original track listing since the initial release! The album will also be available on all digital platforms.
Check out the TMOC iconic title track track of their iconic album Battlesick below:
The Mark Of Cain (also known as TMOC) are a hardcore, alternative band from Adelaide, South Australia. Their style has been likened to that of Helmet and Rollins Band, yet TMOC pre-dates both groups and was heavily influenced by the early work of Joy Division, Big Black and other US hardcore groups.
The Mark Of Cain were formed in mid-1984 by brothers, John (guitar) and Kim Scott (bass guitar), and over their 35 years of existence have had 14 different drummers. The current line-up features legendary US hardcore drummer John Stanier (ex-Helmet, Tomahawk & Battles) who worked with them on their last two albums, and tours with them occasionally.
TMOC has released five albums and a number of EPs over their 35-year career, including their first album Battlesick (1989) which was released 30 years ago this year. They followed this with The Unclaimed Prize (1991), Ill At Ease (1995), This Is This (2001) and their latest release Songs of the Third and Fifth (2012). A remix album of their material entitled Rock n Roll (1996) was released and featured remixes by artists such as Justin Broderick (Godflesh), Paul Mac (Itchy & Scratchy and pre his work with Silverchair) Franz Treichler (The Young Gods) and bifTEK.Grab the 30th Anniversary Edition of BATTLESICK here