Spanning more than 20 years tgether, Strung Out have established themselves as stalwarts of the punk scent with an ability to organically aevolve and continue to influence their peers.
When Strung Out began, as one of the first acts signed to Fat Wreck Chords, they quickly became known for their innovative blend of melodic skate-punk and aggressive metal infused riffs.
Over the course of their first 3 full length studio albums they successfully honed their sound into a recognisable brand, setting themselves apart from their counterparts in both style and execution.
In the spirit of capturing that distinct era in Strung Outs history, the idea for a box set and reissues came about.
Titled Volume One, This box set showcases Another Day in Paradise, Suburban Teenage wasteland Blues and Twisted By Design, all fully rematsered by Ryan Greene (NOFX, No Use for a Name and many more)
Greene has helped to display the true power of those momentous songs along with nuances previously unheard.
All the artwork has been reworked from the original pieces and now includes deluxe foldout inserts with never before seen photos and extensive liner notes from the band.
The real gem of the box set is the first ever Strung Out DVD!
Made up of a full 2012 concert where they performed Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues and Twisted albums, in their entirety, all professionally filmed and recorded, the DVD is further enhanced with a ton of footage from the 90's: shows, Tour antics, Interviews, behind the scenes stuff; a veritable treasure trove of classic strung out.
For the vinyl hounds the box set includes the rare album The Skinny Years... Before we got fat, remastered and on vinyl for the first time ever.
Of course, all three deluxe re-issues are available individually in addition to being part of the box set.
The bar has been set high with such classic material and Volume One definitely meets expectations.