This is the French Import version on the "New Musidisc" label and includes the original black/white photo inner sleeve


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Collectors information / Album Description: 

Rare French pressing on the French N.E.W. Musidisc label

This album "Fabulous Disaster" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and photos.

Music Genre:

Speed/Thrash Metal 

Production information:

Recorded in 1988 by Marc Senesac and David Plank at Alpha & Omega Recording, San Francisco, California, USA
Produced and mixed by Marc Senesac, Gary Holt, and Rick Hunolt
Mixed at Different Fur Studios, San Francisco, California, USA
Mixing assisted by Chad Munsey
Mastered by Bernie Grundman, Los Angeles, California, USA

Bernie Grundman is a renowned Mastering Engineer hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. With an illustrious career spanning several decades, he has achieved remarkable success in the music industry. Born with an innate passion for music and a keen ear for detail, Grundman has left an indelible mark on the field of audio mastering.

Grundman's journey into the world of music began in the early 1980s when he established his own mastering studio in Hollywood, California. It was during this time that he cemented his reputation as a go-to engineer for heavy metal albums. From 1982 to 1990, Grundman lent his expertise to numerous heavy metal projects, skillfully mastering dozens of albums that defined the genre's sound during that era.

His work with heavy metal artists showcased his ability to capture the raw energy and power of the music, while maintaining clarity and fidelity. Grundman's mastering techniques brought out the full sonic potential of each album, elevating them to new heights and contributing to their commercial success.


As his talent became recognized, Bernie Grundman had the opportunity to collaborate with a multitude of renowned musicians across various genres. His mastering prowess was sought after by a diverse range of artists, including rock, pop, jazz, and classical musicians. Through his meticulous attention to detail and technical expertise, he added the final polish to their recordings, enhancing the overall listening experience for fans around the world.

Grundman's discography boasts an impressive list of hit albums, with his name appearing in the credits of numerous iconic releases. His contributions have been instrumental in shaping the sound of some of the most influential records of our time. From acclaimed bands to chart-topping solo artists, Grundman's work has left an indelible impact on the music industry.

Bernie Grundman's mastering studio has become synonymous with excellence and has earned a reputation as one of the best facilities in the industry. Musicians and record labels alike recognize the exceptional quality and meticulous attention to detail that Grundman and his team bring to every project. His dedication to achieving sonic perfection and his commitment to maintaining the artistic vision of the artists he works with have made him highly respected among his peers.

Throughout his career, Bernie Grundman has received numerous accolades for his contributions to the music industry. He is the recipient of several Grammy Awards, recognizing his exceptional skills as a mastering engineer. These accolades further solidify his status as a true pioneer in the field and underscore his unwavering commitment to excellence.

Beyond his technical prowess, Grundman's success can be attributed to his genuine love for music and his unwavering passion for his craft. His dedication to his work has allowed him to forge lasting relationships with artists, fostering an environment of trust and collaboration in the studio.

As a master of his trade, Bernie Grundman continues to inspire and influence aspiring engineers and musicians worldwide. His legacy is one of innovation, expertise, and an unwavering commitment to the pursuit of sonic perfection. Today, his name remains synonymous with exceptional audio quality, and his contributions to the music industry will continue to resonate for generations to come.

Record Label Information:

N.E.W. Musidisc 102541  

Media Format:

12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1988 Made in France  
Band Members and Musicians on: Exodus Fabulous Disaster France, New Musidisc
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Steve Souza vocals
  • Gary Holt guitar
  • Rick Hunolt guitar
  • Rob McKillop bass
  • Tom Hunting drums
  • Brian Mantilla additional percussion on Low Rider
  • Dov Christopher
Track Listing of: "Fabulous Disaster"
  • The Last Act of Defiance 4:38
  • Fabulous Disaster 4:49
  • The Toxic Waltz 4:45
  • Low Rider (Allen, Brown, Dickerson, Goldstein, Jordan, Leviton, Miller, Scott) 2:44
  • Cajun Hell 5:58
  • Like Father, Like Son 7:58
  • Corruption 5:44
  • Verbal Razors 4:01
  • Open Season 3:51
Album cover photos of : Exodus Fabulous Disaster France, New Musidisc
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Inner Sleve   of "Fabulous Disaster" Album

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Hires photo of the custom inner sleeve with photos of Hunol, Souza and Holt

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Band Description:

 Exodus is a thrash metal band hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, United States. The band was formed in 1980, and since then, it has released numerous successful albums that have earned it a cult following within the heavy metal community. With a unique sound and an aggressive style, Exodus is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of the thrash metal genre. In this essay, we will explore the history, musical style, and cultural significance of Exodus.

 Exodus was founded by guitarist Kirk Hammett, who would later go on to join the legendary heavy metal band Metallica. The band's early lineup also included vocalist Paul Baloff, drummer Tom Hunting, and guitarist Gary Holt. Exodus quickly became known for their energetic live performances and their ferocious thrash metal sound. In 1985, the band released their debut album, "Bonded by Blood," which is widely considered a classic in the thrash metal genre. The album's aggressive and unrelenting sound, combined with its politically charged lyrics, struck a chord with metal fans around the world.

 Over the years, Exodus has undergone several lineup changes, with Holt being the only remaining original member. Despite this, the band has continued to release successful albums, including "Fabulous Disaster," "Impact Is Imminent," and "Tempo of the Damned." These albums showcase Exodus's unique sound, which is characterized by blistering guitar riffs, fast-paced drumming, and aggressive vocals. The band's music often touches on social and political issues, such as war, corruption, and the struggle for freedom.

 Exodus has been highly influential in the heavy metal community, inspiring countless other bands to adopt their sound and style. The band's uncompromising attitude and rebellious spirit have earned them a loyal following among metal fans. In addition, Exodus has collaborated with other prominent metal bands, such as Slayer and Testament, further cementing their place in the metal pantheon.

 Beyond their musical contributions, Exodus has also been involved in various charitable and humanitarian causes. In 2005, the band organized a benefit concert to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina. In 2014, they donated a portion of the proceeds from their album "Blood In, Blood Out" to the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization that supports wounded veterans.