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April 18, 2021, 7:53 am

 

MIRROR REAPER

Band:BELL WITCH
Album:MIRROR REAPER
Label:Profound Lore
Format:cd
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

With their third full-length album “Mirror Reaper”, Seattle doom metal duo BELL WITCH have created their most enormous
and encompassing work to date that will see its official release on 2xCD/2xLP/Digital on Oct 20th. By taking their blueprint for
minimalistic (the sole use of bass guitar, drums, and vocals), mournful, yet massive sounding doom to a new level with “Mirror
Reaper”, BELL WITCH have attempted the unthinkable in the genre; a continuous 83 minute piece unfolding as a single timestretching track. Once again engineered and  mixed by veteran producer Billy Anderson who claims “Mirror Reaper” as one of the milestones in his entire producing career, the duo of Dylan Desmond (bass, vocals) and Jesse Shreibman (drums, vocals, organ) have pushed the BELL WITCH sound even further beyond their landmark 2015 LP, the genre defining “Four Phantoms”. While still harnessing that massive, overwhelming, monolithic crushing enveloping heaviness “Mirror Reaper” sees BELL WITCH explore even further the other aspect of their sound; the more meditative, melancholic, introspective, and somber tones making these elements even more singular. With the addition of organ adding a new layer to BELL WITCH’s sound “Mirror Reaper” also sees honorary BELL WITCH member and guest vocalist Erik Moogridge (of Aerial Ruin) return once again offering an even more prominent presence with his vocals.

BELL WITCH, formed by Dylan Desmond (ex-Samothrace) and ex-drummer/vocalist Adrian Guerra (RIP) first made an
immediate impact within the death/doom metal scene with their 2011 self-titled demo and would then partner with Profound
Lore Records for the release of their debut album “Longing” in Nov 2012. The duo’s second LP, the acclaimed “Four
Phantoms” released in April of 2015 would result in being recognized as one of the doom metal triumphs of that year. It was a
turning point album which saw the band do even more extensive touring (in North America and Europe) and perform at many
notable events and festivals such as Roadburn, Basilica Soundscape, Pitchfork Northside, Sled Island, and Psycho CA. Sept of 2015 would see a crucial turning point which saw Guerra leave the band and be replaced by current
drummer/keyboardist/vocalist Jesse Shreibman. In May 2016 tragedy would hit with the untimely death of former and cofounding member Adrian Guerra.

2 CD SET.

 

 

 

MIRROR REAPER - LP

Band:BELL WITCH
Album:MIRROR REAPER - LP
Label:Profound Lore
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

With their third full-length album “Mirror Reaper”, Seattle doom metal duo BELL WITCH have created their most enormous
and encompassing work to date that will see its official release on 2xCD/2xLP/Digital on Oct 20th. By taking their blueprint for
minimalistic (the sole use of bass guitar, drums, and vocals), mournful, yet massive sounding doom to a new level with “Mirror
Reaper”, BELL WITCH have attempted the unthinkable in the genre; a continuous 83 minute piece unfolding as a single timestretching track. Once again engineered and mixed by veteran producer Billy Anderson who claims “Mirror Reaper” as one of the milestones in his entire producing career, the duo of Dylan Desmond (bass, vocals) and Jesse Shreibman (drums, vocals, organ) have pushed the BELL WITCH sound even further beyond their landmark 2015 LP, the genre defining “Four Phantoms”. While still harnessing that massive, overwhelming, monolithic crushing enveloping heaviness “Mirror Reaper” sees BELL WITCH explore even further the other aspect of their sound; the more meditative, melancholic, introspective, and somber tones making these elements even more singular. With the addition of organ adding a new layer to BELL WITCH’s sound “Mirror Reaper” also sees honorary BELL WITCH member and guest vocalist Erik Moogridge (of Aerial Ruin) return once again offering an even more prominent presence with his vocals.

BELL WITCH, formed by Dylan Desmond (ex-Samothrace) and ex-drummer/vocalist Adrian Guerra (RIP) first made an
immediate impact within the death/doom metal scene with their 2011 self-titled demo and would then partner with Profound
Lore Records for the release of their debut album “Longing” in Nov 2012. The duo’s second LP, the acclaimed “Four
Phantoms” released in April of 2015 would result in being recognized as one of the doom metal triumphs of that year. It was a
turning point album which saw the band do even more extensive touring (in North America and Europe) and perform at many
notable events and festivals such as Roadburn, Basilica Soundscape, Pitchfork Northside, Sled Island, and Psycho CA. Sept of 2015 would see a crucial turning point which saw Guerra leave the band and be replaced by current
drummer/keyboardist/vocalist Jesse Shreibman. In May 2016 tragedy would hit with the untimely death of former and cofounding member Adrian Guerra.

DOUBLE LP SET.

 

 

FUTURIANS LIVE AT ROADBURN

Band:SLOMATICS
Album:FUTURIANS LIVE AT ROADBURN
Label:BURNING WORLD
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

JJ Koczan from the Obelisk about the Slomatics gig at Roadburn 2017 captured on this release: "The most
pummeling tones Iʼve heard over the course of the last three days. “Electric Breath,” “Return to Kraken,”
“And Yet it Moves,” “Supernothing” — this is the stuff of lumbering, rolling, molten doom supremacy, and
as theyʼre five records deep into a tenure that one hopes continues into perpetuity"

With Majury and Chris Couzens on guitar and drummer / vocalist Marty Harvey also handling
synth, Slomatics defy logic with their sheer amount of low‐end output. As the follow‐up
to 2014ʼs Estron and 2012ʼs A Hocht, Future Echo Returns (2016) was the third in a trilogy of albums,
rounding out an extended story that the band purposefully leaves open for interpretation.

LTD Vinyl LP.

 

 

DRUNK IN HELL

Band:DRUNK IN HELL
Album:DRUNK IN HELL
Label:BURNING WORLD
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Some thoughts on the music of Drunk In Hell from Collective zine :

"Sonically and socially, this record is an offence and an affront. It is an attack. A mauling. A kick in the egg sac just when you'd recovered from a previous rupture and thought you were safe. Drunk In Hell have been around for yonks but seem to have only just started actually releasing music so people can hear it in the relative comfort of their own homes rather than looking at them on a stage and being a bit afraid. Their record is some 35 minutes long and feels like a power drill is being plunged through the top of your skull, right at that poit where your fontanelle used to be. Feedback whines. A beast roars. Riffs, if one can call them such, grate endlessly and atonally against each other until you're screeching at your turntable, begging for everything to JUST STOP."

 

 

No Stars Upon The Bridge

Band:Hallatar
Album:No Stars Upon The Bridge
Label:SVART
Format:cd
Genre:Metal

Although a brand‐new name, Hallatar features among its ranks Swallow the Sun and Trees of Eternity guitarist Juha
Raivio, Amorphis vocalist Tomi Joutsen, and former HIM drummer Gas Lipstick. In fact, one could see Hallatar as
an extension of Trees of Eternity, whose massively acclaimed debut for Svart, Hour of the Nightingale, served
as the swansong of vocalist Aleah Starbridge....

 

 

No Stars Upon The Bridge - LP

Band:Hallatar
Album:No Stars Upon The Bridge - LP
Label:SVART
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Metal

Although a brand‐new name, Hallatar features among its ranks Swallow the Sun and Trees of Eternity guitarist Juha
Raivio, Amorphis vocalist Tomi Joutsen, and former HIM drummer Gas Lipstick. In fact, one could see Hallatar as
an extension of Trees of Eternity, whose massively acclaimed debut for Svart, Hour of the Nightingale, served
as the swansong of vocalist Aleah Starbridge.

Vinyl LP.

 

 

The Advent

Band:Coven
Album:The Advent
Label:SVART
Format:cd
Genre:Metal

Coven is a Tokyo‐based Heavy Metal band inspired by the likes of Iron Maiden, lots of NWOBHM bands, Mercyful
Fate, Metallica, Manowar and 80’s metal and classic Hard Rock. Band displays expressive features, dramatic
expansion, impressive oriental phrases, epic sing‐along chorus and captivating songwriting and making old‐school
sounds...

 

 

The Advent - LP

Band:Coven
Album:The Advent - LP
Label:SVART
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Metal

Coven is a Tokyo‐based Heavy Metal band inspired by the likes of Iron Maiden, lots of NWOBHM bands, Mercyful
Fate, Metallica, Manowar and 80’s metal and classic Hard Rock. Band displays expressive features, dramatic
expansion, impressive oriental phrases, epic sing‐along chorus and captivating songwriting and making old‐school
sounds. Vinyl LP.

 

 

AURUM

Band:Urarv
Album:AURUM
Label:SVART
Format:cd
Genre:Black Metal

While Urarv recognizes the ancient heritage of Norwegian black metal, it also tramples across limitations. At the
core of the project lies the idea of experimentation with various unorthodox tunings and curious sounds. “We want
to tap into uncharted territories to see what lies hidden under the rocks and dead horses and beneath the cold
vastness of uncertainty,” says Aldrahn. “We’re traveling to remote regions of metal music and mental space with
this music. Although our message is one of emotional putrefaction, we want to help listeners find a way through
the black hole.”

 

 

AURUM - LP

Band:Urarv
Album:AURUM - LP
Label:SVART
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Black Metal

While Urarv recognizes the ancient heritage of Norwegian black metal, it also tramples across limitations. At the
core of the project lies the idea of experimentation with various unorthodox tunings and curious sounds. “We want
to tap into uncharted territories to see what lies hidden under the rocks and dead horses and beneath the cold
vastness of uncertainty,” says Aldrahn. “We’re traveling to remote regions of metal music and mental space with
this music. Although our message is one of emotional putrefaction, we want to help listeners find a way through
the black hole.”

Vinyl LP.

 

 

Agatha - LP

Band:Verneri Pohjola & UMO Jazz Orchestra
Album:Agatha - LP
Label:SVART
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:JAZZ/JAZZ ROCK

Kerkko Koskinen’s musical visions have always been ambitious. When he put together what was to become th e
most popular rock/pop band in Finland in the 1990s, Ultra Bra, the instrumentation of a standard band was just not
enough. In addition to four vocalists, the 13 member band included a horn section, two percussionists, and a largescale
string assembly, used in the band’s recordings. Striving to create a “big” sound has always been present
in Koskinen’s production, and finally, with Agatha, he has found the orchestra to match his musical vision: a worldclass
big band, Umo Jazz Orchestra, and a world class soloist, trumpetist Verneri Pohjola. Koskinen and Pohjola’s musician personas complement each other in a way that inevitably brings to mind one of the most legendary composer soloist partnerships in the history of jazz: that of Gil Evans and Miles Davis. Just like Davis created a humane, accessible instrumental contact surface to Evans’ architectural arrangements, Koskinen’s rich and full orchestration is balanced by Pohjola’s trumpetism, full of contrast and intimacy. Vinyl LP.

 

 

Harvest Time [VINYL]

Band:Elonkorjuu
Album:Harvest Time [VINYL]
Label:SVART
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Metal

Fully authorised reissue! Perhaps the most expensive and sought after Finnish cult item, original copies of this 1972
album change hands for four figure sums. In comparison with bigger local prog acts of the time, such
as Wigwam and Tasavallan Presidentti, Elonkorjuu were louder and heavier, combining Canterbury influences with
Cream/Z eppelin style hard rock. The band later evolved into a jazz‐rock act but the first album is full‐blown guitar oriented
progressive hard rock. Vinyl LP Reissue.

 

 

Bunker Sessions

Band:Strobe
Album:Bunker Sessions
Label:SULATRON RECORDS
Format:cd
Genre:Kraut / Space Rock

Strobe formed in 1990 and played their first gig in November of that year at a local pub in Hitchin, just north of
London. In 1991, after a great live review by the Melody Maker, they started releasing several albums on different
labels. In 1994 Strobe decided to record an album with a ‘live’ feel. They recorded this material at the Bunker Studios in
Bedford. It was recorded in one session in an empty rehearsal totally live with no overdubs. It is more representative
of the band’s sound than any of their studio albums. We at Sulatron love the raw sound, the 3-Guitar-lineup, the catchy melodies and the great atmosphere in the music and recordings in general. This Album was never released before!
CD comes in Jewelcase.

 

 

zone six

Band:ZONE SIX
Album:zone six
Label:SULATRON RECORDS
Format:cd
Genre:Kraut / Space Rock

Zone Six got founded in august 1997, which is a funny story: Dave (also known as Sula Bassana) got a concert
request for Liquid Visions; but for this band it was not able to play the show. So Dave had the idea to form a new
band just for this – Zone Six. The idea behind was to play long tranceful spacerock improvisations. Dave formed the band out of Hans-Peter (guitarplayer of Liquid Visions) on guitar, Claus (who was playing the drums in Liquid Visions shortly before) on drums and himself on bass. The tracks were recorded, in the rehearsal room of the companioned band The Butlers, within one night on 8-track compact tapes. The 3-4 following days, Dave mixed and produced the sessions and recorded some overdubs and interludes in his little home-recordingstudio, and after that, all the material got jointed and this album was born.
Of this material, there was a mega-small tape-edition, which was made for the first show in the beginning of
september 1997. 1998, the music got supplemented by vocals and released as the today known debut album via Ealry Birds records, only on CD. Sold out since many years. The native version without the vocals, which was not really released before (except those very few self-released tapes in 1997), is now released via Sulatron Records, according to the band’s 20 years anniversary on CD

 

 

EVADE YOUR SOUL

Band:LEWIS AND THE STRANGE MAGICS
Album:EVADE YOUR SOUL
Label:SOULSELLER
Format:cd
Genre:Psychedelic Rock

Spanish Heavy-Psych-Rockers LEWIS AND THE STRANGE MAGICS are back with their second full-length! Formed in
Barcelona during the summer of 2014 and influenced by a wide range of styles from Black Sabbath to The Beatles, they shortly
after released their debut demo which received great reception from audience and critics alike. Only a month later the band
signed with Soulseller Records to release the debut LP, “Velvet Skin”, in August 2015. With their new album “Evade Your Soul”
the band offers a heavier and more psychedelic sound, highlighting melodic songs with fuzzy riffs, crazy keys, spiritual lyrics and
a lot of groove. It was recored, mixed and mastered by L'Antoine LV at La Musaranya, a studio from Olesa de Montserrat. The
front cover and all the artwork has been created by Branca Studio.

 

 

EVADE YOUR SOUL - lp

Band:LEWIS AND THE STRANGE MAGICS
Album:EVADE YOUR SOUL - lp
Label:SOULSELLER
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Psychedelic Rock

Spanish Heavy-Psych-Rockers LEWIS AND THE STRANGE MAGICS are back with their second full-length! Formed in
Barcelona during the summer of 2014 and influenced by a wide range of styles from Black Sabbath to The Beatles, they shortly
after released their debut demo which received great reception from audience and critics alike. Only a month later the band
signed with Soulseller Records to release the debut LP, “Velvet Skin”, in August 2015. With their new album “Evade Your Soul”
the band offers a heavier and more psychedelic sound, highlighting melodic songs with fuzzy riffs, crazy keys, spiritual lyrics and
a lot of groove. It was recored, mixed and mastered by L'Antoine LV at La Musaranya, a studio from Olesa de Montserrat. The
front cover and all the artwork has been created by Branca Studio. LP LTD TO X 300.

 

 

Liberation Time

Band:Brain Damage Meets Harrison Stafford
Album:Liberation Time
Label:JARRING EFFECTS
Format:cd
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

To gain some grasp of the genesis of this new project, that may seem surprising at first, let’s address what both artists have in common, rather that what differentiates them. Internationally recognized masters in the styles, respectively reggae & dub, that they are developing in parallel for almost 20 years, without never really meeting each other, the two protagonists strive to challenge their codes in an ever greater respect to their Jamaican roots: two decades furthering a relentless fight against musical orthodoxy, to the benefit of interbreedings that have always been major contributions to music — and arts in general — History. This is evidenced by jazz and Jamaican traditional music fusion in the case of Harrison Stafford, and notably with his amazing adventure with Groundation, as well as by Martin Nathan countless experimentations, over Brain Damage prolific discography, always digging in more unlikely and audacious directions. From this unexpected collaboration will stem « Liberation Time » album, an LP that will delight many fans of the two artists’ works, all what builds their respective uniqueness being there so well intricated. Harrison Stafford unique voice supports, in a most elegant way, the delivery
of a uniting message focused on self-empowerment through music and his universalist vision of Rastafarian faith. Brain Damage writing and production, on the other hand, appear always more subtle and personal, intellectualized yet visceral. Solid compositions, hit melodies and classy dub effects are among assets that will undoubtedly confirm « Liberation Time » as one of the most accomplished collaboration project of this year.

 

 

Liberation Time - LP

Band:Brain Damage Meets Harrison Stafford
Album:Liberation Time - LP
Label:JARRING EFFECTS
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

To gain some grasp of the genesis of this new project, that may seem surprising at first, let’s address what both artists have in common, rather that what differentiates them. Internationally recognized masters in the styles, respectively reggae & dub, that they are developing in parallel for almost 20 years, without never really meeting each other, the two protagonists strive to challenge their codes in an ever greater respect to their Jamaican roots: two decades furthering a relentless fight against musical orthodoxy, to the benefit of interbreedings that have always been major contributions to music ,and arts in general History. This is evidenced by jazz and Jamaican traditional music fusion in the case of Harrison Stafford, and notably with his amazing adventure with Groundation, as well as by Martin Nathan countless experimentations, over Brain Damage prolific discography, always digging in more unlikely and audacious directions.

From this unexpected collaboration will stem « Liberation Time » album, an LP that will delight many fans of the two artists’ works, all what builds their respective uniqueness being there so well intricated. Harrison Stafford unique voice supports, in a most elegant way, the delivery of a uniting message focused on self -empowerment through music and his universalist vision of Rastafarian faith. Brain Damage writing and production, on the other hand, appear always more subtle and personal, intellectualized yet visceral. Solid compositions, hit melodies and classy dub effects are among assets that will undoubtedly
confirm « Liberation Time » as one of the most accomplished collaboration project of this year. DOUBLE LP SET

 

 

ISSUE 71

Band:SHINDIG MAGAZINE
Album:ISSUE 71
Label:SILVERBACK PUBLISHING
Format:MAGAZINE
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

ISSUE 71 OF THE PSYCH/GARAGE/ACID FOLK/PROG/LEFTFIELD BIBLE :

Colorama-  Welsh pop wonder Carwyn Ellis traces his band from inception to new LP
Coven - Jinx Dawson and her theatrical Satanic psych/prog changed an era
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - The making of the 1967 masterpiece Safe As Milk
The Lost - The mid-60s Boston garage/pop act rise and fall
The Solarflares - Post-Prisoners Medway garage-rockers’
PP Arnold -  After Immediate… signing with RSOr
The Clientele - cult London band back from the grave
And on the cover - The Rolling Stones  - "Their Satanic Majesties Request at 50": drug busts, creativity and the oft maligned freak-out album
Plus the regular Album Reviews, Columns etc etc.

Available at all good indie stores...

 

 

MCKENNA MENDELSON BLUES

Band:MCKENNA MENDELSON BLUES
Album:MCKENNA MENDELSON BLUES
Label:LION PRODUCTIONS
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Blues

Another great album from Canada's legendary Paragon label, a set of super bluesy psych demo tapes from 1968.
The band's album "Stink" was received not just as a great album of electric blues, but as some sort of revelation when it appeared in the second half of 1969. But lead guitarist Mike McKenna had spent time ('67 to'68) in the Ugly Ducklings, and had already developed a 'local hero' tag by playing hard electric blues as a member of the legendary Luke and the Apostles.
Together, he and Joe Mendelson made arrestingly earthy music, which soon attracted another of Toronto's rock gods of the day, bassist Denny Gerrard from the Paupers, whose legendary talents had served him well on the stage of the Monterey Pop Festival, where his work with the Paupers was (and still is) considered a highlight. The material included on this disc, rough
and searing demo material, is arguably even more rare and interesting than that on their classic McKenna Mendelson Mainline "Stink" album.

 

 

TOBY TWIRL

Band:Toby Twirl
Album:TOBY TWIRL
Label:MEGA DODO
Format:cd
Genre:Psychedelic Rock

Originally from Newcastle, England, Toby Twirl was founded in 1968 and recorded three classic and now highly collectable singles for Decca in the late 1960s. The original members, Barrie Sewell (keyboard), Nick Thorburn (guitar), Stuart Somerville (bass), Dave ‘Holly’ Holland (vocals) and John Reed (drums) all hailed from the North East and played extensively in the North West from 1969 until 1971 when the group eventually disbanded. A very popular close harmony group, this their long overdue debut long player mixes original songs with a selection of carefully curated hits of the day.

 

 

Deliverance

Band:Bob Butfoy
Album:Deliverance
Label:WESTERN STAR
Format:cd
Genre:Rock And Roll/Psychobilly

Solo album from front man of long time best selling Rockabilly band Jack Rabbit Slim with guests including Rockabilly luminaries; Darrel Higham (Imelda Mae), Alan Wilson (Sharks) and Rob Tyler (Restless).

 

 

 

 

Best Of 1986 - 2017 VINYL

Band:RONNIE DADDARIO
Album:Best Of 1986 - 2017 VINYL
Label:YOU ARE THE COSMOS
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:POWER POP

Published for the first time in a physical format, this LP gathers the very best from his last three albums: Time Will Tell On You (2011), A Very Short Dream (2015) and The Many Moods of Papa Twig (2017). And yes! He's the father of The Lemon Twigs

 

 

Don'T Wait For Yesterday 1986 - 2017 Box set

Band:RONNIE DADDARIO
Album:Don'T Wait For Yesterday 1986 - 2017 Box set
Label:YOU ARE THE COSMOS
Format:cd
Genre:POWER POP

Second Volume of Ronnie D'Addario's recordings!. Available for the first time in a physical format!
This three‐disc box set contains the original albums Time Will Tell On You (2011), A Very Short Dream (2015), and The Many Moods of Papa Twig (2017). Total: 47 tracks. And yes! He's the father of The Lemon Twigs.

 

 

SOUND BEACH TIME

Band:Band of Outsiders
Album:SOUND BEACH TIME
Label:hanky panky
Format:cd
Genre:Psychedelic Rock

Back in April, legendary UK music journalist Kris Needs reviewed the new Band of Outsiders single for Shindig!. In conclusion, he wrote: "The world will be a better place when their album is released later this year." Well the world just got a little better for Kris. And we hope, for you. SOUND BEACH TIME has finally been released.
The full album runs over one hour, comprising a dozen songs, including eight new tracks plus the four released last year as SOUND BEACH QUARTET. These songs run the gamut of the band's influences: from 60's British Invasion, psychedelia and folk rock; to 70's hard rock, glam, and punk; to 80's underground (postpunk to paisley); to 90's Americana. All produced by David Lee at his Sound Beach studio. The CD includes a booklet with lyrics and recording notes, photography by Andrew
Gardner and cover art by Valentina Elise. 
Band of Outsiders were formed in New York City’s East Village in October 1980, and regularly played clubs in NYC and throughout the northeast for most of that decade. Ivan Kral produced recordings of the band, two of which were first released in 1984 on a shared album with Certain General called “Far Away in America”. These and other tracks were subsequently released in 1985 in the UK and Europe (on the band’s own “Everything Takes Forever” and “Up the River”). For the “Far
Away” release the band, with Certain General, made its only tour of the US south and both groups’ first visit to the UK. In 1985 Band of Outsiders spent about half the year in the UK and Europe; especially in France, where they recorded as well as toured. The group broke up at the end of a European tour in May 1987. One-off reunion gigs were performed at CBGB; in November 1988 with guest appearance by Nikki Sudden (resulting in the live album “Armistice Day”), and April 1999 (as part
of the club’s 25th anniversary celebration). In October 2008, the group reformed to play a special benefit show, to help raise medical expense money for Bush Tetras’ original bassist, Laura Kennedy. Since then they have continued playing, and writing/recording new music. In 2012 they released “Sound Beach Quartet” an internet only EP of 4 newly recorded songs, and Spring Records released a vinyl only single "Gods Of Happenstance/Shakin' All Over", two songs recorded live in NYC in June 2012. Band of Outsiders: Marc Jeffrey, James McCarthy, David Lee, Richard Maurer.

 

 

So The Wind Won'T Blow It All Away

Band:Erik Voeks
Album:So The Wind Won'T Blow It All Away
Label:hanky panky
Format:cd
Genre:POWER POP

Though he only just released a few singles (on legendary indie labels Bus Stop & Parasol), and the classic 1993 album "Sandbox" (recorded with a cast of friends that included Adam Schmitt, Patrick Hawley, Jay Bennett, Steve Scariano and Nick Rudd), Erik Voeks' music has resonated deep with a small but dedicated group of powerpop aficionados throughout the world. "Lost treasure", "hidden gem" are expressions often used to describe "Sandbox", which was rereleased digitally in 2013.
For years he kept a low profile, but he never gave up music recording home demos, playing with a few friends as The Octopus Frontier, or even touring in the U.S. and Europe with Jon Dee Graham. In late 2012 Spring Records released on vinyl a 4-song EP titled "Free Range", that received rave reviews. Since then Erik has kept himself busy putting out more new recordings through his bandcamp page, playing shows and touring Spain a couple of times. "So The Wind Won't Blow It All Away"
gathers a series of digital only singles Erik released monthly earlier this year (from April to September), and two new recordings. Thirteen new songs of pure unadultered POP. Every bit as good as good, if not better, as his much remembered and revered "Sandbox".

 

 

KILLIGREW

Band:KILLIGREW
Album:KILLIGREW
Label:hanky panky
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:POWER POP

Enigmatic singer/songwriter JOHN KILLIGREW had the knack for beautiful melodies and poignant lyrics, in the vein of the Bee Gees or Clifford T. Ward or even Gerry Rafferty. This is his only album, produced and arranged by PETE DELLO and featuring the members of HONEYBUS and guitar ace B ILLY BREMNER (Rockpile) as backing band. Released in 1971 on Larry Page’s legendary Penny Farthing label, this is the first European reissue. Includes insert with lyrics and notes by Pete Dello. Vinyl only limited edition of 500 copies (LAST COPIES!!)

 

 

SELECTIVE MEMORIES: AN ANTHOLOGY

Band:Luther Russell
Album:SELECTIVE MEMORIES: AN ANTHOLOGY
Label:hanky panky
Format:cd
Genre:SINGER/SONGWRITER

Luther Russell is a songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who was born in Los Angeles, California. His career began with DGC and American recording artists The Freewheelers twenty-five years ago. As a solo artist he has released an eclectic series of albums that range from folk-rock to power-pop…and even funk. His latest, The Invisible Audience, is a kaleidoscopic double-album which won raves across the board. As producer he has worked with many critically acclaimed artists
such as Richmond Fontaine, Fernando, Sarabeth Tucek and Ned Roberts. Luther’s albums and production work for others have been praised by the likes of Uncut, Mojo, Word, BBC, Tape Op, L.A. Times, NME, The Quietus and more. His music has been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, HBO and Showtime. Luther’s latest project is Those Pretty Wrongs, a duo with Jody Stephens of the legendary group Big Star. Their self-titled full-length was released on Ardent/Burger to ecstatic reviews and
they’ve since toured three continents. Luther also co-wrote two songs for Weezer’s recent Grammy-nominated self-titled record. A two-disc retrospective of his career entitled Selective Memories: An Anthology will is released this year, as well as a new studio album, Medium Cool. He is a Sagittarius.

 

 

Wish I Was

Band:Mabel Joy
Album:Wish I Was
Label:hanky panky
Format:cd
Genre:Psychedelic Rock

There are records and then there are records. Most importantly, the ones you like and the ones that you not only like, but can’t help to like. Because, quite simply, they get to you in a way that no other does. Some unique magic happens when you spin them, and song after song after song you kind of fall under a spell. Do you believe in magic? There surely aren’t that many records in this category, and for me Mabel Joy’s Wish I Was belongs right in it. The kind of record you want each and every one of your friends to hear… Because, records, like books and movies, can actually change your life. When, 20 years ago, Wish I Was, Mabel Joy’s first and only album, was released on Bam Caruso (Phil Smee’s fabled record label) the prevailing
musical trends (grunge and Britpop conquering the world) conspired to altogether ignore a musical approach that managed to blend “the musical journeys of Tim Hardin and Tim Buckley, with the pop strength of American Music Club and Big Star”.
London based, three of the members of Mabel Joy (Geoff Smith, Matt Gale and Mark Brend) came from The Palace Of Light who had also released material on Bam Caruso in the mid 80’s (including the critically acclaimed album “Beginning Here And Travelling Outwards”), but with the addition of new drummer Tom Anthony decided to change their name and follow a slightly different musical approach. Although some could see traces of Fred Neil, Tim Buckley, Scott Walker, David Ackles or Mickey Newbury in Mabel Joy’s music, there was also the excitement of American Music Club and Big Star, and of Aussie greats like The Go-Betweens and The Triffids. The band’s sound was now more transatlantic and although the songs still had
very English sensibilities there was a whiff of country music seeping through. The album was actually recorded in a week during July of 1992 and was produced, engineered and mixed by Nick Robbins. The sessions were kept
live so as to fully capture the band feel and for some songs the sound was augmented by strings and piano whilst at other times things were pared down to a minimum. Alas nobody seemed to notice when the album was released almost a year later. The band played several shows in London, including a date supporting the late great Townes Van Zandt, before finally calling it a day. Nevertheless, the band and the album have attained a small but fervent circle of admirers that have held dearly to their beloved album, probably the reason why original copies are so hard to come by.
Matt Gale and Mark Brend went on to record two fine albums as Fariña in the late 90’s and early 00’s. Geoff is working on a solo album to be released soon. But Mark has been the most prolific in recent years, his sonic explorations as Ghostwriter have gained him much critical acclaim. Mark is also a noted music writer, having authored four books so far. The original press release for Wish I Was proclaimed the band to be “one of those well kept secrets you hear about. Hopefully this 20th anniversary reissue of Wish I Was will bring this beautiful and timeless music to a wider and more appreciative new audience. 

 

 

BEGINNING HERE AND TRAVELLING OUTWARD

Band:PALACE OF LIGHT
Album:BEGINNING HERE AND TRAVELLING OUTWARD
Label:hanky panky
Format:cd
Genre:Psychedelic Rock

As Stewart Lee points out in his notes for this long overdue reissue, the 80’s were different times. You had to live through them to “convey to the contemporary consumer the sheer unknowable mysteriousness of recently distant popular culture in the pre-internet age… Arthur Lee’s name was just a cryptic lyric in a Lloyd Cole single, Bert Jansch was ignored once a month in the back room of my local, and the idea that Nick Drake would one day soundtrack a Volkswagen Cabrio advert was
absurd.”

You could describe the Palace of Light by simply mentioning those names, or others like Scott Walker, the Go-Betweens and Cyrus Faryar. But while those references should be taken as a compliment, they can undermine the Palace of Light’s unique talent and greatness. At a time when drum machines and synthesizers ruled the airwaves, the music they recorded was unlike anything else on offer: the unashamedly epic vocals of Geoff Smith, the string quartet, the intricate acoustic picking and the twin guitar interplay that nodded to Television, Felt or Quicksilver Messenger Service. “Beginning Here And Travelling Outward” was light years ahead, in terms of content and production, of the debut recordings of virtually any other band of the era. The album got some great reviews, but though the band played a bunch of live shows in London and did some more recordings no more music would be released as the Palace of Light. With the addition of new drummer Tom Anthony (replacing Charlie Llewellin), Geoff Smith, Matt Gale and Mark Brend quietly morphed into Mabel Joy. In 1993 they released an album on Bam Caruso, the marvelous “Wish I Was” – also reissued by Hanky Panky Records – and disappeared shortly afterwards.
Matt and Mark went on to record two fine albums as Fariña in the late 90’s and early  00’s. Charlie joined the Austin alt country combo the Gourds and recently played with a reformed Maximum Joy. These days Matt composes classical music, while Geoff is working on new material. But Mark has been the most prolific. In recent years his sonic explorations as Ghostwriter have gained him much critical acclaim, and he is also a noted music writer, having authored four books so far.
It’s now the 30th anniversary of the original release of “Beginning Here And Travelling Outward” and along with the remastered album, this Expanded Edition includes one rare B-side from the “City Of Gold” 12”; a bunch of previously unreleased studio recordings and demos recorded between 1987 and 1989; six live tracks recorded for a shelved mini-album on Bam Caruso (covers of Nick Drake, Tom Rush, Mickey Newbury, Tim Hardin…); the rare 1991”Catherine/Books single, privately pressed
by the group and credited to Mabel Joy (reissued by Spring Records in 2011); and a brand new recording made last year by the original lineup.

 

 

Hollywoodland 1966-1969

Band:Thomas Group
Album:Hollywoodland 1966-1969
Label:hanky panky
Format:cd
Genre:Psychedelic Rock

First time ever compilation of all the Thomas Group recordings, including all of their Dunhill Records singles (in their original mono mixes & new previously unreleased stereo mixes) written &  produced by P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri; a demo recording of the Sloan/Barri song "Is It Any Wonder", taken from the only known surviving acetate; the rare Morning Sun single and 11 previously unreleased tracks. Includes 20-page booklet with complete story by Mike Stax (Ugly Things magazine) and tons of unseen pictures.

4 Stars - Shindig.

 

 

Last Call For The Gentlemen

Band:GENTLEMENS AGREEMENTS
Album:Last Call For The Gentlemen
Label:SOUNDFLAT RECORDS
Format:cd
Genre:Psych/Garage

THE GENTLEMEN’S AGREEMENTS are back with yet another FreakbeatHammondMod masterpiece on vinyl and
CD! After their fabulous debut “Understanding!”, their two hitsingles and many legendary live shows all over the
international 60s‐scene, the Frenchmen have once again captured their groovy, hammond‐driven, fuzzy, 60s Modsound
on their record, featuring a touch of soul and a hint of jazz that will always leave you completely stunned.
Whether it is fantastic instrumentals, such as “Grand Bi Chase”, which bears resemblence to LINK QUARTET,
displaying a jazzy, masterly hammondorgan, or simply danceable, catchy songs like “She’s So Fine” and “You Got
The Flower”  each song catches you all over again in its very own way. This record is just 100% pure energy!
The only coverversion included on this album is HOWARD CARPENDALE’s “Du Hast Mich” and without any doubt a
great approach to the song, whereas anyone German speaking will also find a slightly comical side to it while trying
to figure out what the hell these lyrics are supposed to mean.
Finally the record finishes off with the incredibly cool and furious “Catch A Plane” that definitely make you hope
that this won’t be the “last call” we get to hear from these boys, but there will be many more to follow.
“Last Call For The Gentlemen” is a brilliant, powerful record from the first second to last !

 

 

Last Call For The Gentlemen [VINYL]

Band:GENTLEMENS AGREEMENTS
Album:Last Call For The Gentlemen [VINYL]
Label:SOUNDFLAT RECORDS
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Psych/Garage

THE GENTLEMEN’S AGREEMENTS are back with yet another Freakbeat Hammond Mod masterpiece on vinyl and
CD! After their fabulous debut “Understanding!”, their two hit singles and many legendary live shows all over the
international 60s‐scene, the Frenchmen have once again captured their groovy, hammond‐driven, fuzzy, 60s Modsound
on their record, featuring a touch of soul and a hint of jazz that will always leave you completely stunned. Vinyl LP.

 

 

Floating Now

Band:Hard Girls
Album:Floating Now
Label:SPECIALIST SUBJECT
Format:cd
Genre:Punk / Emo

Hard Girls (whose name is a reverential nod to the Soft Boys, an early influence on the band) spent several years on the road touring with Say Anything, Modern Baseball, AJJ, and Cymbals Eat Guitars among others before returning to the Atomic Garden studio to record Floating Now with engineer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Joyce Manor). Their new record doubles down on the bold, introspective post-punk that has become the band's calling card, while channeling a weird, insistent melodicism not unlike 90's giants Lou Barlow and Robert Pollard.

 

 

Out Of Anger [COLORED VINYL]

Band:THE ROUGHNECK RIOT
Album:Out Of Anger [COLORED VINYL]
Label:TNS RECORDS
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

The third album from Warrington Folk-punk’s Roughneck Riot is here. The band have been making waves in the UK punk scene for the last few years rapidly expanding their reach playing tours and festivals from UK and across Europe. Influenced by traditional Folk music from around the world, we are reinventing and rewriting Folk music to make sense to our lives today.

Ltd Orange Vinyl LP.

 

 

Increasing the Minimum Rage - LP

Band:FAINTEST IDEA
Album:Increasing the Minimum Rage - LP
Label:TNS RECORDS
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Punk / Reggae

LP – ltd translucent slime vinyl !

Kicking around the streets of sea port market town Kings Lynn in one form or another since 2008, the rudeboy street punks of Faintest Idea will release their new album ‘Increasing The Minimum Rage’ via Manchester-based punk label TNSrecords.
What started out as a visceral punk band venting their political angst, Faintest Idea have slowly developed their own signature blend of street punk with horns as over time their two-tone, ska and reggae influences naturally bled through. They might have a different sound, but they’re still as pissed off as ever, with the current austerity measures from the Tory government raining misery over the country giving them plenty of ammunition. Throughout the album the lyrics tackle current global issues such as ecological destruction, the failures of capitalism, the seeming futility of voting and the rising problems with mental health.

 

 

Fat City Let’s Go

Band:TRIPWIRES
Album:Fat City Let’s Go
Label:FOLC RECORDS
Format:7INCHVINYL
Genre:Garage Punk

New record of this Seattle supergroup with members of the Young Fresh Fellows, Mudhoney, Model
Rockets, The Minus 5, Roy Loney's Longshots, Neko Case, and many more. After their incredible 3rd album,
“Get Young”, they’re back with a 10” with 6 great songs. As it’s usual in this band, you can find in their
song the best Powerpop, Rock & Roll and Pubrock, with catchy melodies, great guitar arrangements, and
the power of a great rock & roll rhythm section.

 

 

The Real Sound (Spanish Edition)

Band:POWERSOLO
Album:The Real Sound (Spanish Edition)
Label:FOLC RECORDS
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Garage Punk

These two Danish brothers became known thanks to the good taste of Jon Spencer when choosing his musicians for Heavy
Trash, with whom they have made of band in numerous occasions. Crazy about the sounds of the 50s, 60s or even 70s, their
songs refer us to the compilations of Las Vegas Grind and Nuggets, blues, rockabilly, punk, or rhythm & blues. Everything fits in
the music of the Railthin Brothers, even a crazy point that brings them much originality in some styles that are not very prone to it.

 

 

CAN SHE COOK?

Band:COYOTE MEN
Album:CAN SHE COOK?
Label:FOLC RECORDS
Format:7INCHVINYL
Genre:Garage Punk

This single is the return of one of the best garage-punk bands of the last 25 years, Los Coyote Men in a very limited edition, with
different covers. These masked fools give us what will be another of his many hits, and one cover of the great George Jones.

 

 

Bo Gumbo - Stompin’ Cajun, Zydeco, Blues & Country

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:Bo Gumbo - Stompin’ Cajun, Zydeco, Blues & Country
Label:FOLC RECORDS
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Blues

Journey through the fields of Louisiana,their people, their stories and their music carried out by european musicians who are
experts in those sounds, such as Hipbone Slim and the Kneetremblers, Mama Rosin, Slim Cyder, Achille & his Rooftop Playboys,
Juke Boy Barkus & Baldie McGhee.

 

 

You Ain't Puttin Out Nothin' But The Lights

Band:MFC CHICKEN with SISTER COOKIE
Album:You Ain't Puttin Out Nothin' But The Lights
Label:FOLC RECORDS
Format:7INCHVINYL
Genre:Rock And Roll/Psychobilly

After their previous collaboration on the single "DAMF (Do Me A Favour)" the best group of Frat Rock-R&B and one of the best
voices in Europe are joining forces in another single in which they dare with 2 classics, "You Are not Puttin Out Nothin 'But The
Lights" by Earl Williams and "I Just Want to Make Love to You" by Willie Dixon in the way popularized by Etta James.

 

 

Quit Now

Band:Incisions
Album:Quit Now
Label:HORN AND HOOF
Format:cd
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

“Quit Now” is the third EP from Manchester Punks Incisions and has received rave reviews on site such as Musically Fresh and
Rock and Roll Traffic. 2017 has been a good year for Incision seeing them play alongside punk rock legends Vanilla Pod and
Billy Liar and securing slots on such events as Pie Race Festival and Dead Good Gathering.

 

 

HOMEWRECKER

Band:FOREVER CULT
Album:HOMEWRECKER
Label:CLUE
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Alt Rock

FOREVER CULT release their ferocious + visceral new EP via Clue Records on limited edition 10”
marbled cream vinyl. It takes raw aspects of their live show + combines them with Kieran Clarke’s
earworm hooks to maintain their songwriting ability, whilst simultaneously pushing themselves into
exciting new territories.
The Leeds based quartet, made up of Kieran Clarke (vocals, guitar), Alex Greaves (bass, vocals), James
Douglas Wilkinson (guitar, vocals) and Aaron Snowdon (drums), have developed a fearsome reputation
on the live circuit following a recent tour + are already plotting for multiple tours + a debut album in 2018.

 

 

TRASH

Band:TRASH
Album:TRASH
Label:CLUE
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Alt Rock

Following appearances at Leeds Festival, Y Not, Tramlines, Truck Festival & more, TRASH release their
brand new EP with support already coming in from tastemakers at Radio 1, DIY, The Line Of Best Fit,
Wonderland & many more. With a UK tour taking place in October, TRASH are set to keep summer
shining throughout the rest of 2017.

 

 

EGREGIOUS EP

Band:Der Prosector
Album:EGREGIOUS EP
Label:ARMALYTE INDUSTRIES
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Alt Rock

The ‘Egregious’ EP is the debut release for US/UK punk industrialists Der Prosector. Only 100 Copies pressed.

 

 

Creature Of The Flames

Band:SAVAGE MASTER
Album:Creature Of The Flames
Label:SKOL
Format:cd
Genre:Metal

Today's Metal music is a desolate wasteland, full of trend followers and their robots pressing out cookie cutter albums completely devoid of True Heavy Metal and Rock 'n Roll. SAVAGE MASTER was formed in October 2013 by Adam Neal and Stacey Savage Peak to crush them under the boots of True Heavy Metal. SAVAGE MASTER features female vocals soaring on Lucifer's wings, over sick rockin' guitar riffs straight from the depths of hell, to honour and pass along the great traditions of the Heavy Metal foremothers and forefathers. SAVAGE MASTER are hard working Heavy Metal slaves, sweating and suffocating for your delight behind Heavy Metal tyrant Stacey Savage's vocals, which you haven't heard the likes of since the classic Heavy Metal era.
SAVAGE MASTER plays pure old school Heavy Metal, which follows the tradition of acts such as CIRITH UNGOL, BITCH, early JUDAS PRIEST and MERCYFUL FATE, while their stage image is a tribute to classic horror movies such as "Black Sunday" (aka "The Mask Of Satan"), and the legendary Hammer Films productions.

 

 

Live Assault Live

Band:TeHOM
Album:Live Assault Live
Label:cyclic law
Format:cd
Genre:Drone/Ambient

Special LIVE audio recording of a unique TeHÔM performance for "The Keep Ambient Lodge" at 2016’s Brutal Assault Festival in the Czech Republic. Recorded both through the mixing board as well as from two room microphones to capture glimpses of the live experience. TeHÔM's music recalls visions of ancient cultures, evoked by hypnotic, abstract and organic soundscapes wrapped in ritualistic and esoteric atmospheres from which a primordial flood of Chaos emerges.

 

 

Live Assault

Band:TEHOM
Album:Live Assault
Label:COLD SUN PRODUCTIONS
Format:cd
Genre:Drone/Ambient

Special LIVE audio recording of a unique TeHÔM performance for "The Keep Ambient Lodge" at 2016’s Brutal Assault Festival in the Czech Republic. Recorded both through the mixing board as well as from two room microphones to capture glimpses of the live experience. TeHÔM's music recalls visions of ancient cultures, evoked by hypnotic, abstract and organic soundscapes wrapped in ritualistic and esoteric atmospheres from which a primordial flood of Chaos emerges.

 

 

NOTES TOWARDS A MENTAL BREAKDOWN

Band:IURTA
Album:NOTES TOWARDS A MENTAL BREAKDOWN
Label:cyclic law
Format:cd
Genre:Drone/Ambient

Joint project of Portuguese J. A. (Wolfskin, Karnnos) and A. Coelho (Sektor 304). IURTA is a reflection upon the modern dystopia. Inspired by the works of J. G. Ballard and A. Tarkovski, IURTA’s first full length album deals with the fragmentation of identity, of a mind forged by short circuited information processes. It is a guided descent into an abstracted insanity, a sonic diary of the verge of mental breakdown through soundscapes built upon cascading drones, harsh textures and minimal sonic oscillations. Neural dark ambient, at times punctuated by a cinematic tone exploring the limits of an inner space.

 

 

Book Of The Black Earth

Band:Ager Sonus
Album:Book Of The Black Earth
Label:Cryo Chamber
Format:cd
Genre:Drone/Ambient

The old leather bound book smells of crusted honey. Flecks of dust and dried parchment rain from it's interior as you open it.
Ancient hieroglyphs and diagrams point the way to the obsidian gate. A year later you walk through long forgotten caverns with lantern lit. You've finally found the underground lake. A tired face stares back at you from it's reflection. The air taste sweet down here and in the distance flutes echo of a buried civilization. The feeling of dread washes over you. This is your last chance to get her back from the underworld.
Dark bass drone rumbles in the caverns under long forgotten cities. Ager Sonus has succeeded in creating an Egyptian
backdrop that is accentuated with flutes and atmospheric layering. Occult and ethereal, this album is for lovers of
Necromancy and the unexplored ruins beneath the sands of Egypt.

 

 

Black Corner Den

Band:Atrium Carceri & Cities Last Broadcast
Album:Black Corner Den
Label:Cryo Chamber
Format:cd
Genre:Drone/Ambient

The two bearded Swedes join forces on this collaborative album. Black Corner Den is the result of long winter studio sessions separated by the atlantic ocean but made possible by the internet. Lonely moments in the company of the night lamp, overlooking the messy pile of tape loops while the machines hummed and the piano played until the morning. Exploring the opium dens at the end of the 19th century this album takes you deep into the soothing dreams of dead poets.

Pär Boström’s dreamlike soundscapes combines with the careful melodies and elegant structures of Simon
Heath. The perfect soundtrack for decadent nights or introverted reading sessions, preferably combined.

 

 

Forsaken

Band:Alphaxone & Dronny Darko
Album:Forsaken
Label:Cryo Chamber
Format:cd
Genre:Drone/Ambient

Alphaxone (Iran) and Dronny Darko (Ukraine) join forces on this mysterious album.

The fog hangs heavy over the emptied town as you make your way down the crest overlooking the ocean. The streets lie silent but for the subtle click of a stoplight juggling colors. Your hand disappears into the thick fog here and the smell of sulfur from the nearby factory feeds your head. Something about this place feels wrong. 
Damp thuds spins you around towards the misty outskirts of the beach town. A white horse disappears into the hills and behind it a trail of other animals flee after it. And then it booms, the sound of the fog horn rolls in from the black ocean and echoes off the buildings, the stoplight sways. Silence afterwards, ear shattering. The old man was right, they're coming for us!

Alphaxone's smooth pads and deep bass meets Dronny Darko's long form drone and ethereal reverbs in this trip
into the fog. For lovers of evolving drone soundscapes.

 

 

Abduction

Band:Dronny Darko
Album:Abduction
Label:Cryo Chamber
Format:cd
Genre:Drone/Ambient

Dark entities roam the edge of our reality. An incomprehensible intellect observes our primitive patterns and behaviors. Vulnerable and naked, you become abducted and pulled into their domain. Examined by strange machines that hum, buzz and drip. You awaken, ankle deep in a purple fetid sludge that submerges the floor of the charcoal citadel. Alien symbols adorn the colossal doorways here, each leading into a new world. In the distance guttural clicks reverberate as they watch your trembling steps from within the shadows. Are they waiting for you to choose your fate?

This album merges the lowercase and minimal genre with a strong science fiction element. Throbbing bass
layers croak and groan under the pressure of whirling machines that buzz and hum. Very dark and brooding.

 

 

Legends Of The Wood

Band:Dead Melodies
Album:Legends Of The Wood
Label:Cryo Chamber
Format:cd
Genre:Drone/Ambient

The hearth warms your bones as you peer out the crosshatch window. The damp morning dew forms translucent drops on the knee high grass. Whatever was out there last night seems gone but the birds are not yet singing and the animals still hiding. You pull your trekking boots on and head out the gnarled door, leaving the heat of the lonely cabin behind.

Lush field recordings, detailed soundscapes and melancholic melodies drench this album in
atmosphere. For lovers of high fidelity dark ambient.

 

 

Deus Sive Natura

Band:Creation VI
Album:Deus Sive Natura
Label:Cryo Chamber
Format:cd
Genre:Drone/Ambient

Drone veteran Creation VI (Russia) presents us with his debut album on Cryo Chamber. The cold wind howls outside the warm yurt, the shaman inside prepares the pipe. The inhale is deep. With the exhale he starts throat singing. The smoke dances between drums and bells raised by the rest of the tribe. Sweaty face sway and glazed eyes blink in rhythm with the
beat.
This album is a journey of us humans moving through the ages in our universe. Trying to figure out our place within it as we forge myths and philosophies. Build megaliths and temples. Send our prayers into space and bide our time waiting for the miracle. Recorded on old tapes for a fuzzy warmth. This album uses a lot of acoustic instruments like blockflute, chinese flute (hulusi), shruti-box, harmonica, ocarina, kazoo, bells, chimes, seeds & seedpods. Tribal drums make you feel like you are in the middle of a hypnotic ritual.
Recommended for you who enjoy Ugasanie and Paleowolf and field recordings.

 

 

Alpine Respire

Band:ProtoU & Hilyard
Album:Alpine Respire
Label:Cryo Chamber
Format:cd
Genre:Drone/Ambient

ProtoU (Ukraine) and Hilyard (Maine, US) group up in this field recording heavy collaboration.
Alpine Respire immerses you in field recordings from two continents. Warm drone contrasts raindrops and the call of animals in the wild. This damp album invites you to explore the unreachable corners of the Earth. From the harshest mountains to the darkest forests. Recommended for fans of Field Recording and slowly progressing drone.

 

 

Trinity

Band:COUNCIL OF NINE
Album:Trinity
Label:Cryo Chamber
Format:cd
Genre:Drone/Ambient

Trinity is a touching, personal and enlightening album from Maximillian Olivier. In a genre where most keep their personal life to themselves, Maximillian opens his heart for all to see.
Blending atmospheric sound layering with a harmonic palette it drifts between dark and light. Walls of sound collide with echoing strums, drones wash over endless shores.
Recommended for lovers of melancholic dark ambient...

 

 

Sleeper's Fate

Band:God Body Disconnect
Album:Sleeper's Fate
Label:Cryo Chamber
Format:cd
Genre:Drone/Ambient

God Body Disconnect presents us with the next chapter in his saga of a comatose man banished to the recesses of his tortured mind.
The journey begins taking us back to the fateful night of his sentencing. Beyond the halls of beeping machines, whirling sirens echo in the distance. Blackened clouds grumble down a bitter melody of tears upon the streets. A single shot blares between your ears, dropping you to the bed of concrete below. Here we witness the transformation of a once awakened man
turned to sleeping prisoner.

 

 

Promethean

Band:Randal Collier Ford
Album:Promethean
Label:cyclic law
Format:cd
Genre:Drone/Ambient

The last entry in the apocalyptic series, the accumulation of events that has brought the listener to this point, Promethean is the closing chapter of the worlds transformation.
Promethean picks up years after the event of The Architects destructive era of eradication, as well as the years of darkness and reflection within the Remnants album. The album opens with a transmission from an unnamed wanderer, facing down the sight of an opening maw in the Earth, speaking of his next destination; his search for answers. The album takes him, and
the listener, through a new world, a reshaped world, with new eyes to see what remains, what was, what will be. Until he reaches his final destination, his final transformation, the point in time to change his path forever.
Promethean is a multilayered effort to tell an overarching storyline, through multiple timelines and multiple realities. To allow the listener to dive deep into each tracks meaning in their symbolism, how they tie the album together, as well as the series.

 

 

Warhawks of War

Band:MARVEL
Album:Warhawks of War
Label:THE SIGN RECORDS
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Rock

Warhawks of War is the third album from the power trio hailing from Sweden, originally released on cd by Killer Kobra Records. And now finally for the first time on vinyl to meet the need and hunger from their fans. Special guest appearance by Dregen (Backyard Babies, Hellacopters) and Robert ”Strängen” Dahlqvist (The Hellacopters, Dundertåget).
Märvel signed a deal with The Sign Records in the beginning of 2017 and have since then started to re‐release their earlier albums on new formats. Finding themselves a way out in new regions, the Swedish rock veterans are set for new challenges and conquests. Märvel have never been this well equipped and ready to make a first and lasting impression on a new audience and deliver something fresh and virgin to their old fans. The band shines like never before.

 

 

Hysteria

Band:THE MOTH
Album:Hysteria
Label:THE SIGN RECORDS
Format:cd
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

"Hysteria the third album from Sludge riffsters The Moth sees the band carry on their distorted journey. More progressive and more daring than previous albums. The album contains moments of dark lyrics spliced with their trademark bass heavy sludge/doom sounds. The dual vocals from Cecile and Freden are full-on and confident as ever. The album has moments of crust, punk and even thrash metal. It's hard to pick a standout track as The Moth have created perhaps their most complete album to date. Though I say that with every album they've released so far. Take my word for it and believe that HYSTERIA is one to go completely crazy over.“ Steve Howe – Outlaws Of The Sun

 

 

Hysteria (Yellow Vinyl)

Band:THE MOTH
Album:Hysteria (Yellow Vinyl)
Label:THE SIGN RECORDS
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

„Hysteria the third album from Sludge riffsters The Moth sees the band carry on their distorted
journey. More progressive and more daring than previous albums. The album contains moments of
dark lyrics spliced with their trademark bass heavy sludge/doom sounds. The dual vocals from Cecile
and Freden are full-on and confident as ever. The album has moments of crust, punk and even thrash
metal. It's hard to pick a standout track as The Moth have created perhaps their most complete album
to date. Though I say that with every album they've released so far. Take my word for it and believe
that HYSTERIA is one to go completely crazy over.“ Steve Howe – Outlaws Of The Sun

LTD Yellow Vinyl LP !

 

 

Superheavvy

Band:Wolf Mountains
Album:Superheavvy
Label:THIS CHARMING MAN
Format:cd
Genre:Alt Rock

Kevin Kuhn (Karies, Die Nerven), Thomas Zehnle (Levin Goes Lightly) and Reinhold Emerson, the three Stuttgart
natives that come together to form the mighty ‚Wolf Mountains’, appear on the surface to be super chilled dudes,
exuding an aire of living on the edge of eternal boredom. Their new LP „Superheavvy“ opens in a style attesting to
this, lulling you to sleep like a newborn baby in it’s mothers arms, only to be violently awakened by what feels like
the squeal of circular saw, as track two „Vacation“ kicks in. A two minute John Dwyer-esque surf/garage-guitar
inferno, this stomper of a track is fit for any garage jam. You can be sure not to get too smug and cosy in your Mr
„yeah yeah, I’ve heard it all before“ cave, as you’ll be taken on a rollercoaster ride from cheesy lo-fi Weezer-esque
numbers to short punchy sketch tracks, and intrumentals that sound like the’ve been pressed straight out of a
warehouse in Williamsburg. Max Rieger (Die Nerven, All Diese Gewalt) and Thomas Zehnle (Producer for Levin
Goes Lightly, Martha Rose) produced this records. Ralv Milberg = mastering.

 

 

Superheavy - LP

Band:Wolf Mountains
Album:Superheavy - LP
Label:THIS CHARMING MAN
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Alt Rock

Members of Die Nerven, Levin Goes Lightly
2nd album of this crooner gang from Stuttgart (Germanys Seattle!)
PINK VINYL 400 LIMITED STICKERED
FFO: PARQUET COURTS, DIIV, THEE OH SEES, PAVEMENT, TY SEGALL

 

 

NIGHT TROUBLE

Band:HEAT
Album:NIGHT TROUBLE
Label:THIS CHARMING MAN
Format:cd
Genre:Rock

"Night Trouble“ is the third Longplayer from berlin based rock powerhouse Heat. Once again they recorded with
KADAVARs live engenier Richard Behrens, which turned out as a brilliant idea. One can say, that they wrote the
best songs ever, super catchy, bone dry 70s rock hits. These are the first songs where their not so super new guitar
wizard and brand new bass player (found via Craigs List). participated in songwriting . good job! If you dig early
Scorpions, Thin Lizzy or early AC/DC, fasten your seatbelts and prepare for a magic carpetride through the 70s.

 

 

NIGHT TROUBLE - LP

Band:HEAT
Album:NIGHT TROUBLE - LP
Label:THIS CHARMING MAN
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Rock

Recorded by KADAVARs own mixmaster Richie Behrends
3nd album of this Berlin hardrock outfit
600 black wax LPs with printed inner
FFO: SCORPIONS, THIN LIZZY AND AC/DC

 

 

BANSHEE O BEAST

Band:Unfold
Album:BANSHEE O BEAST
Label:DIVISION
Format:cd
Genre:Postrock / Post Hardcore / Noise

With the release of the new album ‘Banshee O Beast’, Unfold continue to make way for some of the darkest sounds within
extreme music. The pioneers of the European post-metal/hardcore scene, in which they’re regarded as one of the most influential
and creative bands, deliver a dark and devastating record of rare quality. More direct than ‘Cosmogon’ (2011), the profile of the
new album is clearly more driven, with faster tempos, an overall uglier attitude and an omnipresent sense of urgency. Unfold
shatter the bonds of stylistical limitations and tendencies, and strive to spread the smell of blood all over this incisive record,
which occasionally finds its equilibrium during a few and well balanced ethereal moments. In the end, ’Banshee O Beast’ leaves
the listener with the taste of lead in the mouth.

 

 

BANSHEE O BEAST - lp

Band:Unfold
Album:BANSHEE O BEAST - lp
Label:DIVISION
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Postrock / Post Hardcore / Noise

With the release of the new album ‘Banshee O Beast’, Unfold continue to make way for some of the darkest sounds within
extreme music. The pioneers of the European post-metal/hardcore scene, in which they’re regarded as one of the most influential
and creative bands, deliver a dark and devastating record of rare quality. More direct than ‘Cosmogon’ (2011), the profile of the
new album is clearly more driven, with faster tempos, an overall uglier attitude and an omnipresent sense of urgency. Unfold
shatter the bonds of stylistical limitations and tendencies, and strive to spread the smell of blood all over this incisive record,
which occasionally finds its equilibrium during a few and well balanced ethereal moments. In the end, ’Banshee O Beast’ leaves
the listener with the taste of lead in the mouth. LP Format.

 

 

Epitome of Darkness [VINYL]

Band:REPUGNANT
Album:Epitome of Darkness [VINYL]
Label:SOULSELLER
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Death Metal

Limited edition re-press of 500 copies on clear vinyl
Ground-breaking old school Swedish death metal album, originally released in 2006
Features (ex-)members of Dismember, General Surgery, Iron Lamb, etc.
TOTAL DEATH METAL

 

 

Our Condolences - Vinyl

Band:OLD FUNERAL
Album:Our Condolences - Vinyl
Label:SOULSELLER
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Black Metal

EXCLUSIVE DELUXE LIMITED DOUBLE LP SET ON CLEAR VINY6WITH FULL PRINTED GATEFOLD
OUTER AND INNER SLEEVES!
Absolute CULT material by legendary members of IMMORTAL, BURZUM, HADES and The BATALLION!
2 discs featuring the COMPLETE discography of one of the oldest Norwegian extreme metal acts!

 

 

The Great White Emptiness

Band:COLD BODY RADIATION
Album:The Great White Emptiness
Label:DUSKTONE
Format:cd
Genre:Black Metal

The long time sold out debut album of seminal shoegaze black metal act Cold Body Radiation is
now reissued on jewel case CD format.
From the restained flickering of candlelight to the blinding rays of the sun: The Great White
Emptiness drowns everything in a hazy melancholic slumber that shimmers with golden shine.

 

 

DEER TWILIGHT

Band:COLD BODY RADIATION
Album:DEER TWILIGHT
Label:DUSKTONE
Format:cd
Genre:Black Metal

The long time sold out second album of seminal shoegaze black metal act Cold Body Radiation is now reissued on jewel case CD format.

 

 

Eve

Band:OMEGA
Album:Eve
Label:DUSKTONE
Format:cd
Genre:Black Metal

OMEGA sound a mix of Atmospheric Black, Doom and Dark Ambient. The band's aim is to
create an obsessive and oppressive atmosphere, a journey to bring the listener to a dark place
away from reality, a visionary and annihilating dimension..

OMEGA was formed in 2012 by some members of already active bands (Hanging Garden,
Nostalgie, Deadly Carnage, Ashes of Chaos). During the first four years of activity, the band
decided to work on their music without any presence on the web and without exposing them to
the public.

 

 

Suffer / For The Few

Band:COLD AS LIFE
Album:Suffer / For The Few
Label:DEMONS RUN AMOK
Format:7INCHVINYL
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Detroits most hated COLD AS LIFE is back on the map! After 17 years the first musical signs of life from COLD AS LIFE!
To no band rank more rumors and stories than to COLD AS LIFE!

The band broke up in 2001. After the death of Johnny Hate, the band reunited once again and did a short tour in 2007 featuring three of the four living members and continued to play sporadically until 2011. Cold As Life reformed with Dominic Capo on vocals after the loss of Dan Meader (May 2015) for Motor City Fest and began the new short-lived formation of the band. In today's cutthroat world, you can get swept away before ever getting your feet on the ground and the year 2016 was a testament to that as Cold As Life returned to the stage with new members, Jesse Adkins on vocals, Matt Martin who started out on bass but eventually moved to guitar after former Cold As Life member, Craig Holloway returned on bass.
The name Cold As Life embodies Detroit. Self-made, determined, unrelenting, a survivor!

 

 

Sos [12

Band:Backswing
Album:Sos [12" VINYL]
Label:DEMONS RUN AMOK
Format:Vinyl 12 Inch EP
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Backswing represents Detroit heavy music at its core!

Combinig elements from Hardcore and Metal, Backswing have exploded onto the music scene over the past year. They self-released an EP and music video in 2017, then in April started working with the German label Demons Run Amok to achieve worldwide distribution of their music. Their Ep "SOS" will be rereleased on vinyl in August with a tour accompanying its release. There are plans for a split and full length also, along with fall and winter tours in the work.

If you are into bands like Desolated, Knocked Loose, Code Orange, Incendiary or Xibalba you will love this!

 

 

THE SUM OF ALL FLAWS

Band:AMPACITY
Album:THE SUM OF ALL FLAWS
Label:instant classic
Format:cd
Genre:Prog Rock

It's been only a year since Ampacity released their sophomore album "Superluminal" (Instant Classic 2015) which seems a novelty for the band that kept us waiting much longer after their debut "Encounter One" (Nasiono Records 2013). "This EP differs from our previous recordings, mainly due to the fact that two tracks were composed at home and finished during the rehearsals", recalls Paciorkowski. "The third one was constructed around one riff and completed in the studio later. This time we decided to limit the improvisational aspect of our music that somehow became our trademark".

 

 

Somewhere

Band:New Rome
Album:Somewhere
Label:instant classic
Format:cd
Genre:Drone/Ambient

New Rome is a solo project from Tomasz Bednarczyk. His new album entitled "Somewhere" comes out via Instant Classic label.
"Somewhere" consists of 10 instrumental tracks that may be labelled under "ambient" but in all honesty it's more of a full-blown ambient deconstruction reminiscent of Tim Hecker's sonic experiments.

 

 

2

Band:Wild Books
Album:2
Label:instant classic
Format:cd
Genre:Psych/Garage

A new album from Warsaw-based garage rocking trio Wild Books.

"2" contains six brand new tracks that may surprise those familiar with the band's debut album released over 3 years ago. "Much has changed since then, both with the band and in the reality that surrounds us," explains Grzegorz Wiernicki (guitar, vocal). "This record is much shorter and the songs derive from traditional song structures that you may remember from the first one. We've got some noisy rockers here such as 'We Just Want To' as well as longer and more complex, like 'Perfect Machine'. All of them were recorded by the duo of me and Karol (drums). Live, we added a bass player," Wiernicki adds.

 

 

NEW WAYS TO FEEL BAD

Band:GUIDING LIGHTS
Album:NEW WAYS TO FEEL BAD
Label:instant classic
Format:cd
Genre:Garage Punk

"New Ways to Feel Bad" is a debut album from Warsaw garage/folk/punk rockers Guiding Lights.

CD contains 13 tracks reminiscent of Pixies, Husker Du or Guided by Voices.

 

 

Split

Band:ARRM / LONKER SEE
Album:Split
Label:instant classic
Format:2cd
Genre:Postrock / Post Hardcore / Noise

It looks like it's a split album but at the same time it's not. "If memory serves me well, it was me who suggested making a split album", Artur Rumiński cries. "But it doesn't and it could've been the other way round", he adds.
17 minutes is the duration of Lonker See's track but 20 minutes is how long ARRM decided to go. All men have 4 souls now, but in future will have 5 souls. "It's all true", denies Boro. Sure, we would like to learn the meaning behind the cover art but no one could get in touch with Kuba. How do we know whether the universe is getting bigger or the objects in it are getting smaller? Is a thought about unicorns a real thought? Kill! Kill! Kill!

 

 

2

Band:Saagara
Album:2
Label:instant classic
Format:cd
Genre:Avant-Garde

Saagara, Wacław Zimpel's Indian orchestra, presents their second album entitled "2".

"2" was recorded in Bangalore last December. "I started my preparations around two months ahead of my trip to India", admits Zimpel. "Once the draft versions of songs were done, I decided to share them with my producer mooryc in Berlin. Together we clarified the structures, added some melodies and I was ready to jump on the plane. One of the first steps we took in India was to play some concerts. And although majority of our setlist each night consisted mainly of older tracks from Saagara's debut album, we managed to expand our sound by adding some electronics", he recalls.

 

 

Invocation

Band:Mako Sica
Album:Invocation
Label:instant classic
Format:cd
Genre:Avant-Garde

A new album from Chicago-based improvising trio Mako Sica.

For those in desperate need of labeling Mako Sica: think of Scratch Acid running into Sun City Girls jamming on a desert at night. You get the idea. Or maybe not...

 

 

Multiverse

Band:BNNT
Album:Multiverse
Label:instant classic
Format:cd
Genre:Avant-Garde

"MULTIVERSE" is the new album from BNNT A duo formed by Konrad Smoleński and Daniel Szwed. Featuring guest appearances from Mats Gustafsson and Stine Janvin Motland, the record comes  out in the early fall of 2017 via Instant Classic label.

 

 

Multiverse - LP

Band:BNNT
Album:Multiverse - LP
Label:instant classic
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Avant-Garde

"MULTIVERSE" is the new album from BNNT - a duo formed by Konrad Smoleński and Daniel Szwed. Featuring guest appearances from Mats Gustafsson and Stine Janvin Motland, the record comes out in the e arly fall of 2017 via Instant Classic label. LP Format.

 

 

Krautpark

Band:Pin Park
Album:Krautpark
Label:instant classic
Format:cd
Genre:Avantgarde/Electronic

The debut album from Pin Park. Pin Park are a duo consisting of Maciek Bączyk (Kristen, Robotobibok) and Maciek Polak. Together they explore the nether regions of improvised electronic music mixing influences ranging from Cluster to Boards of Canada.

 

 

Zimpel/Ziolek

Band:ZIMPEL / ZIOLEK
Album:Zimpel/Ziolek
Label:instant classic
Format:cd
Genre:Avant-Garde

In October Instant Classic will release a debut album from the duo of Wacław Zimpel (Hera, Ircha) and Kuba Ziołek (Stara Rzeka, Innercity Ensemble,Alameda Organisation, Kapital). The record entitled simply "Zimpel/Ziołek" consists of four tracks that might surprise those familiar with musicians' previous recordings.

 

 

Zimpel/Ziolek - LP

Band:ZIMPEL / ZIOLEK
Album:Zimpel/Ziolek - LP
Label:instant classic
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Avantgarde/Electronic

Vinyl Lp Format of this new school improv classic.

 

 

Let's Die

Band:THE STUBS
Album:Let's Die
Label:instant classic
Format:cd
Genre:Garage Punk

In October Instant Classic will release a farewell album from one of Poland's best garage rock bands - The Stubs. Entitled "Let's Die", the record consists of 11 songs ranging from bluesy punk to full throttle rock'n'roll.

 

 

Let's Die - LP

Band:THE STUBS
Album:Let's Die - LP
Label:instant classic
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Garage Punk

Vinyl LP of this modern garage punk classic.

 

 

Million Miles

Band:MERKABAH
Album:Million Miles
Label:instant classic
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Avant-Garde

In November Instant Classic will release a new album from Poland, Warsaw-based experimental group Merkabah. Entitled "Million Miles", the record contains eight new tracks merging free jazz and avantgarde metal.

 

 

Million Miles - lp

Band:MERKABAH
Album:Million Miles - lp
Label:instant classic
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Avant-Garde

In November Instant Classic will release a new album from Poland, Warsaw-based experimental group Merkabah. Entitled "Million Miles", the record contains eight new tracks merging free jazz and avantgarde metal. LP Format.

 

 

Chiaroscuro

Band:Psychobolia
Album:Chiaroscuro
Label:GREAT DANE RECORDS
Format:cd
Genre:Death Metal

 

 

Wild Beast Show

Band:ARIDA VORTEX
Album:Wild Beast Show
Label:ice warrior
Format:cd
Genre:Metal

 

 

The Offering

Band:WILD WITCH
Album:The Offering
Label:ARTHORIUM
Format:cd
Genre:Metal

 

 

The Beginning

Band:GREY WOLF
Album:The Beginning
Label:ARTHORIUM
Format:cd
Genre:Metal

 

 

Plains Of Decay

Band:NECROVOROUS
Album:Plains Of Decay
Label:DARK DESCENT
Format:cd
Genre:Death Metal

 

 

Eroded Corridors of Unbeing

Band:SPECTRAL VOICE
Album:Eroded Corridors of Unbeing
Label:DARK DESCENT
Format:cd
Genre:Death Metal

SPECTRAL VOICE's "Eroded Corridors of Unbeing" is like a ghostly cry in the dark. It’s the first thing that springs to mind in every song. No matter how brutal or how atmospheric, its haunted halls are brimming with unspeakable horrors. And, of course, that’s the allure. While Spectral Voice have been releasing grim, A grade death/doom for years now, "Eroded Corridors..." proves they’re at their darkest yet.

 

 

 

You Shall Be There [VINYL]

Band:CRYPTIC WANDERINGS
Album:You Shall Be There [VINYL]
Label:FOREVER PLAGUED
Format:cd
Genre:Black Metal

LTD LP Format.

 

 

Dark Matters [VINYL]

Band:SATOR MALUS
Album:Dark Matters [VINYL]
Label:FOREVER PLAGUED
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Black Metal

LTD Vinyl LP.

 

 

Awaiting Us All

Band:Death Control
Album:Awaiting Us All
Label:GREAT DANE RECORDS
Format:cd
Genre:Death Metal

 

 


 
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