Energetic Disassembly

Energetic Disassembly is the debut album by progressive metal band Watchtower, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). It contains a re-recording of the song 'Meltdown', first recorded in 1983 for the Cottage Cheese From the Lips of Death compilation.

An earlier version of Energetic Disassembly, recorded at B.O.S.S. (short for Bob O'Neill Sound Studios) for Rainforest Records (home to S.A.Slayer), was scrapped when the label closed its doors. These 'lost' recordings have since been released as part of the 2002 Demonstrations In Chaos archives release.

Energetic Disassembly was originally released on the band's own label, Zombo Records. Zombo was the name of the band's then-manager's mute dog. Financed by drummer Rick Colaluca, 3.000 LP's and 1.500 cassettes were pressed up at the time.

In 1993, Germany's Institute of Art label issued Energetic Disassembly on CD for the first time. A further IoA re-issue with slightly altered artwork followed in 1997. San Antonio, TX-based Monster Underground, formerly Monster Records, would re-issue Energetic Disassembly on October 5, 2004. The album was re-released for a fourth time in 2008 via Rockadrome, formerly Monster Underground.

Energetic Disassembly is also known to have been bootlegged both on vinyl and compact disc.

It is considered the first progressive metal album.

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