Famed for their often chaotic live shows, the band - whose Alex Empire released album Chrome Tape
was their most recent release - play their last shows on the continent - in Perpignan on March 9th and Toulon on the 10th, with their last show in Bucharest on March 29.
The move to MP media from the gamma ferric oxide and chrome tape
formulations that were widely used at the time was necessitated by the higher recording densities demanded by the 4mm format to compensate for the small form factor of the cartridge.
Prolman notes that chrome tape has been BASF's strongest-selling segment, and the company is exploring ways to expand high-grade chrome tape to drug chains.
Other promotions include seven normal bias 90-minute tapes and three 100-minute tapes packaged in a 10-block, a pack of two high-bias 90-minute and three 60-minute tapes, and a block of one chrome tape and three normal bias tapes at the normal bias price.
Technologically, metal tapes differ from ferric and chrome tapes
in the use of a metal-alloy formulation rather than oxide coatings in the manufacturing process.