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About to Crack

About To Crack is the fifth studio album by Dutch punk hardcore band Vitamin X. Released through Tankcrimes on September 11, 2012 in the US, Agipunk in Europe and Peculio Discos in Brazil. The album was recorded at Electrical Audio in Chicago by Steve Albini who previously recorded Nirvana, Neurosis, PJ Harvey, High on Fire, Iggy Pop & The Stooges. Art is by John Dyer Baizley.

An official animation video of the song 'About To Crack' was released in 2016 based on John Baizleys artwork and created by Marco IMOV from IMOV Studios. The video features (animated) cameos from people across the punk and metal scenes (Lemmy, Danzig, Municipal Waste, Ozzy, etc.). The cartoon style owes a debt to Beavis & Butthead while paying homage to The Simpsons. The video went viral, reached millions of views on youtube and was selected for the 2016 Annecy International Animation Festival

Track listing

Personnel

Adapted from the album credits.

  • Marko Korac - vocals
  • Marc Emmerik - guitars, backing vocals
  • Alex Koutsman - bass, backing vocals
  • Wolfi - drums
  • Steve Albini - recording, engineering, mixing
  • Dan Randall - mastering
  • Benjamin Flint - assistant engineer
  • Patrick Delabie - additional dubs
  • John Dyer Baizley - art
  • Gijs Edge, Marc, Marko - layout