Approximately seventeen years and several hundred other releases later, “Live Ritual” has become one of the rarest and most sought-after of all NWN releases, and so the time has come for a repress of this historic album. The audio has undergone an additional round of mastering at the hands of James Plotkin to remove the distracting preamble and improve the overall sound. The layout has also been updated to include a more extensive description of events that led to the recording as well as many photos from the gig. In addition to the regular and die-hard LP editions, it is also being made available on both CD and cassette in order to satisfy demand in all forms for this important document. While Nuclear War Now! has continued to evolve from its humble beginnings to its current state, “Live Ritual – Friday the 13th” will always represent the enduring essence of the label, and therefore it is truly fitting that it once again see the dark of night.