This year is the 10th anniversary of Arena’s classic Contagion album. Originally the band decided to make it a single disc and provide the extra material on two EP’s rather than creating a two disc album. Plans were made for a two disc fans only release and the mix for that was actually made but was eventually shelved for various reasons. However, now the band have decided to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Contagion by releasing it after all.
To make the release feasible Arena have launched a pre-order campaign to fund the production of the Contagion ‘Max’ 10th anniversary edition. The band are offering the two disc version of Contagion that offers an alternative listening experience of the whole continuous Contagion saga and includes the EP tracks inserted into the correct places in the concept and presented in a special digipack with full artwork and 28 page booklet including full lyrics. All pre-orders placed before November 25th get their copy signed by the original Contagion band members Clive Nolan, Mick Pointer and John Mitchell!
This special package will be strictly limited to 1000 copies. The release date has not yet been fixed but the band hope to put it out before this Christmas and otherwise early 2014.
“We invite you to pre-order now at www.verglas.com. Take a leap of faith… We are part of this arena, we are part of this band”