To the Gory End

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To the Gory End
Studio album by
Released15 May 1990
RecordedWinter 1989 at Loco Studios
Genre Death metal
Label Vinyl Solution
Producer Scott Burns
Cancer chronology
To the Gory End
Death Shall Rise
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To the Gory End is the first album by British death metal band Cancer. The cover artwork was censored in some countries, with only the band's name and album title left on a black background. The image is a painting based on a still from the 1978 horror film, Dawn of the Dead .


Track listing

1."Blood Bath"3:29
3."Witch Hunt"2:53
4."Into the Acid"2:33
5."Imminent Catastrophe"5:30
6."To the Gory End"4:45
7."Body Count"3:39
9."Die Die"4:49
Total length:34:59
2008 reissue on Riat! Entertainment and Rip Death Records bonus track
10."Blood Bath" (Live) 
2008 CD reissue on Gold Records bonus tracks
11."Body Count" 
12."Into the Acid" 
13."Sentenced to the Gallows" 
14."Gruesome Tasks" 
15."Imminent Catastrophe" 
17."Blood Bath" 
18."Witch Hunt" 


Additional musicians

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