the month started out with a xibalba post and so does it finish. we have come full circle. this time it's about their compilation release on a389 records. in 2010 xibalba self-released their first album 'madre mia gracia por los dias'. that album generated that much attention, that it wasn't long until a big label such as southern lord knocked on their door.
southern lord re-released 'madre mia...' on cd and liscensed the vinyl rights to a389 records. they in turn decided to not only press xibalba's first album to vinyl, but also include the four songs that were featured on a three-way split with world of pain and ruckus, called 'earthquake split' on beatdown hardwear records.
beside a to 55 copies limited 2011 euro-tour press, which is damn hard to come by, a389 issued all their first press copies on black vinyl. i probably would have bought myself a black copy earlier, if i wasn't occupied with getting a reasonable priced 'hasta la muerte' coloured copy. as this task was finally accomplished the holy vinyl re-issue god came to my rescue just in the right moment. i was browsing the net for some xibalba vinyl pictures and came across a coloured copy that was new to me.
a split coloured platter that was for sale at the a389 webshop. i was baffled as to what was going on. after some research i was informed about this latest re-press and searched discogs for a german retailer might having it in stock. markus/per koro had one and i gladly took it. looks and sounds awesome. can't say how many have been made on this nice green and purple split vinyl. comes with big poster and download code. a389 records. 2011/2015.