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July 30, 2021, 5:16 pm

 

EAGULLS EP

Band:EAGULLS
Album:EAGULLS EP
Label:Deranged
Format:12" VINYL EP
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

The ferocious post-punk 5 piece bands, Eagulls based in Leeds, England are pleased to share their 5 track EP on Canada’s prestigious punk label Deranged. A few lucky folks have been able to catch the band’s European shows. The shows received high accolades as some of the most thrilling and visceral performances ever. EAGULLS has shared the stage with Iceage, Milk Music, Ceremony, and Fucked Up. The five tracks - “Coffin”, “Moulting”, “No If’s, No Buts”, “Cripple” and “Still Born”; Drawing from a wide variety of influences, EAGULLS manage to create something new, while still paying homage to classical punk.

New album is out on Partisan Records 3rd March...Get in on the ground floor with this 12" EP.

Huge press hit from the NME and Mojo...not to mention the band appearing on the Jimmy Fallon show in the USA last Thursday night ...

 

 

IV.I.V111

Band:COFFINWORM
Album:IV.I.V111
Label:Profound Lore
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Indianapolis, Indiana notorious blackened doom metal abomination COFFINWORM have made quite a reputation upon their emergence in the underground in 2009 with their “Great Bringer Of Night” demo. And would then unleash their 2010 debut LP “When All Became None” which would make a huge impression amongst blackened doom/sludge metal circles which would coincide with the band’s devastating live shows (which included a run at SXSW upon the album’s release) in which the band kept quite active on the live front (which also included an appearance at The Power Of The Riff’s East Coast event) consistently during the discourse of their debut LP.

Four years after the release of “When All Became None”, COFFINWORM return with an album that not only levels its predecessor, but an album in which acclaimed producer/engineer Sanford Parker (Corrections House, Twilight, Yakuza, Wovenhand, Lord Mantis etc.) claims as one of the most insane and craziest album’s he’s ever recorded. “IV.I.VIII” is an album much more complex, lacerating, introverted, and ultimately devastating than anything the band has ever done previously. Six tracks of pure blackened unholy doom metal terror that will once again serve as the soundtrack to the inevitable dark era that will ultimately befall upon the feeble mortal coil.

 

 

THE DRAIN

Band:PSALM ZERO
Album:THE DRAIN
Label:Profound Lore
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

PSALM ZERO is a new band that consists of respected indie-rock musician Charlie Looker (ex-Extra Life/Zs/Dirty Projectors) and Andrew Hock of CASTEVET. With two such musicians coming together to work on a project together, one can only imagine the result that would culminate when their two respective musical backgrounds ultimately clash. Considering Looker (vocals/bass/synths/programming) and Hock’s (guitars/vocals) musical outputs have been unique and genre defining in their own respective scenes and repertoires, the result that ends up as PSALM ZERO sees the duo create an intriguing hybrid of progressive and industrial metal, pounding rhythms that complement melodic moments, Looker’s distinct vocals in dialogue with Hock’s harsh vocals, and an interesting amalgam of programmed synth and drum parts with electronic beats also finding their way into the mix.

Nov 2013 saw the duo self-release their “Force My Hand” 7”EP where people would get a taste of what PSALM ZERO had to offer, along with the duo playing a good handful of local shows in the NY area where they would begin to make an impression. With their debut album “The Drain”, which was recorded by legendary producer Martin Bisi (Swans, Jim Jarmusch, Sonic Youth, Helmet, Bill Laswell, John Zorn etc.), PSALM ZERO will be set to deliver one of the more artistically inclined and unique heavy music albums in the first half of 2014.

For fans of Charlie Looker’s previous musical endeavors as well as Castevet and anything Andrew Hock has been involved with, as well as bands such as Swans and Godflesh.

 

 

PEACE OF MIND

Band:CHRIS POPE
Album:PEACE OF MIND
Label:EPOP RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:MOD / MOD REVIVAL

“PEACE OF MIND” is the 3RD Solo album from CHRIS POPE (THE CHORDS) on EPop Records.

18 date UK Tour throughout March, April,May (Including Manchester,London, Glasgow and a live Youtube Show).

Album of the month Review in RECORD COLLECTOR plus Interview.

"Peace Of Mind’s urgent, contemporary energy is capable of connecting with a far broader spectrum than just the Vespa-riding vanguard." - 4/5 Review - Tim Peacock - Record Collector

 

 

PAIN IS ON OUR SIDE NOW

Band:FATHER MURPHY
Album:PAIN IS ON OUR SIDE NOW
Label:AAGOO RECORDS
Format:10" EP
Genre:Avant-Garde

Father Murphy are back again, and this time their sermon is delivered in an even more bewildering manner. Pain Is On Our Side Now, due for release on Aagoo Records/Boring Machines, is straddled across two single-sided 10"'s, each containing two movements and intended to be played simultaneously - or maybe not. Father Murphy are not the types to preach the rights and wrongs of participating in their immersive ceremony.

"The dead-eyed chants, keyboard drones and bone-dry rhytms of Italian Father Murphy's second album conjure up a funereal atmosphere somewhere between homemade Morricone and toytown Goblin... That ol'devil Dario would surely approve." - Joseph Stannard, The Wire

 

 

QUATERNITY

Band:SABBATH ASSEMBLY
Album:QUATERNITY
Label:SVART
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Side A of Quaternity the album begins with a look at the four deities worshipped in the theology of the Process Church of the Final Judgment -- Christ, Jehovah, Lucifer, and Satan –each tune providing the deity with its own voice, unmediated by Christian prejudice. Lucifer is again the light bearer, Satan the source of primal strength, Jehovah the vengeful destroyer, and Christ the master of death. Side B explores another four: the horsemen of the apocalypse of Revelations. This intricate, sidelong piece was conceived in anticipation of 12/21/12. For those who got the 7” last year, this is the full 20-minute version. Quaternity is primarily acoustic in format, with an array of classical percussion and strings creating an entirely new sound for the band. Unlike its predecessors Restored to One and Ye Are Gods, Quaternity offers a majority of original material with inspiration from the Process found primarily in the lyrics. One exception is the completely unpublished “Lucifer,” shared with the band over the telephone via former Processian Anthony D’Andrea, who had contacted the band complaining that they were not “getting the hymns right.” Quaternity once again features Jamie Myers on vocals and Dave “Xtian” Nuss on percussion.

Special guests on the album include Daron Beck of Pinkish Black accompanying Jamie on vocals, Kevin Hufnagel of Gorguts on guitar, Mat McNerney and Marja Konttinen of Hexvessel reciting sacred texts, liturgical chanting by Jessika Kinney (Sunn 0))), Wolves in the Throne Room), bass from Colin Marston of Behold… The Arctopus, and organ from “Nameless Void” of Negative Plane.

 

 

QUATERNITY - GOLD VINYL

Band:SABBATH ASSEMBLY
Album:QUATERNITY - GOLD VINYL
Label:SVART
Format:GOLD VINYL LP
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Side A of Quaternity the album begins with a look at the four deities worshipped in the theology of the Process Church of the Final Judgment -- Christ, Jehovah, Lucifer, and Satan –each tune providing the deity with its own voice, unmediated by Christian prejudice. Lucifer is again the light bearer, Satan the source of primal strength, Jehovah the vengeful destroyer, and Christ the master of death. Side B explores another four: the horsemen of the apocalypse of Revelations. This intricate, sidelong piece was conceived in anticipation of 12/21/12. For those who got the 7” last year, this is the full 20-minute version. Quaternity is primarily acoustic in format, with an array of classical percussion and strings creating an entirely new sound for the band. Unlike its predecessors Restored to One and Ye Are Gods, Quaternity offers a majority of original material with inspiration from the Process found primarily in the lyrics. One exception is the completely unpublished “Lucifer,” shared with the band over the telephone via former Processian Anthony D’Andrea, who had contacted the band complaining that they were not “getting the hymns right.” Quaternity once again features Jamie Myers on vocals and Dave “Xtian” Nuss on percussion. Special guests on the album include Daron Beck of Pinkish Black accompanying Jamie on vocals, Kevin Hufnagel of Gorguts on guitar, Mat McNerney and Marja Konttinen of Hexvessel reciting sacred texts, liturgical chanting by Jessika Kinney (Sunn 0))), Wolves in the Throne Room), bass from Colin Marston of Behold… The Arctopus, and organ from “Nameless Void” of Negative Plane.

ULTRA LIMITED GOLD VINYL!

 

 

QAUTERNITY - BLACK VINYL

Band:SABBATH ASSEMBLY
Album:QAUTERNITY - BLACK VINYL
Label:SVART
Format:LP BLACK VINYL
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Side A of Quaternity the album begins with a look at the four deities worshipped in the theology of the Process Church of the Final Judgment -- Christ, Jehovah, Lucifer, and Satan –each tune providing the deity with its own voice, unmediated by Christian prejudice. Lucifer is again the light bearer, Satan the source of primal strength, Jehovah the vengeful destroyer, and Christ the master of death. Side B explores another four: the horsemen of the apocalypse of Revelations. This intricate, sidelong piece was conceived in anticipation of 12/21/12. For those who got the 7” last year, this is the full 20-minute version. Quaternity is primarily acoustic in format, with an array of classical percussion and strings creating an entirely new sound for the band. Unlike its predecessors Restored to One and Ye Are Gods, Quaternity offers a majority of original material with inspiration from the Process found primarily in the lyrics. One exception is the completely unpublished “Lucifer,” shared with the band over the telephone via former Processian Anthony D’Andrea, who had contacted the band complaining that they were not “getting the hymns right.” Quaternity once again features Jamie Myers on vocals and Dave “Xtian” Nuss on percussion.

Special guests on the album include Daron Beck of Pinkish Black accompanying Jamie on vocals, Kevin Hufnagel of Gorguts on guitar, Mat McNerney and Marja Konttinen of Hexvessel reciting sacred texts, liturgical chanting by Jessika Kinney (Sunn 0))), Wolves in the Throne Room), bass from Colin Marston of Behold… The Arctopus, and organ from “Nameless Void” of Negative Plane.

BLACK VINYL LP! 

 

 

PRIDE OF THE DAMNED - 6LP BOX SET

Band:BABYLON WHORES
Album:PRIDE OF THE DAMNED - 6LP BOX SET
Label:SVART
Format:6LP BOX SET
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

The last of the old school and a cult band with a capital C, Finland’s Babylon Whores never played it safe. They brought danger back to rock’n’roll, fusing it with the rougher edge of metal and intelligent lyrics with carefree ease and just a dash of black humour to balance the weighty themes drawn from worlds of occultism, diabology, and occidental history. They called it “a shotgun marriage of Heaven and Hell” back in the day, and the mixture has lost none of its potency. Quite the opposite: predating the present occult rock boom by over a decade, the Whores have been rightly recognised as one of the great originals of the late nineties, and in the intervening years demand for reprints of their trailblazing albums has grown exponentially. Svart Records is proud to present a carefully curated box set containing all the available Babylon Whores material ranging from obscure demos and compilation appearances to the three-full length albums on six slabs of pitch-black, Mithraic oxblood red and silverygrey brilliance. Completing the box is a 100-page book with many rare photographs including unused promo shots, interviews, and an indepth band history by Mikko Mattila of Isten ‘zine documenting the entirety of the unusual and rather colourful career of the band all the way to their legendary ‘secret’ gigs in later years. Many contemporaries, label-mates and folks otherwise connected with Babylon Whores chip in with their reminiscences and assessments of the Babylonian legacy, including current and ex-members of bands such as Mayhem, The Black League, Sunn O))), Hexvessel, Endvra, Saturnalia Temple, Therion, Deathchain, & more. The box also includes the classic Cold Heaven band photo as a poster

 

 

SO LONG SUCKERS - 4 LP BOX SET

Band:REVEREND BIZARRE
Album:SO LONG SUCKERS - 4 LP BOX SET
Label:SVART
Format:4 LP BOX SET
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Reverend Bizarre's final opus is a 130 minute juggernaut, thought by many as impossible to fit on vinyl. Well, you thought wrong. Mastered under the supervision of Albert Witchfinder by Joona Lukala, this four LP package presents the work cut on eight sides of 12 inch vinyl. The set comes with an expanded 20 page booklet and a poster, all packaged in a heavy duty gold foil stamped box.

 

 

ILLUSORY BLUES

Band:MESSENGER
Album:ILLUSORY BLUES
Label:SVART
Format:CD
Genre:Prog Folk Psych

Messenger is a musical troupe from London formed in the spring of 2012 by Khaled Lowe and Barnaby Maddick. They booked a session with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano at Orgone Studios that gave birth to their debut album "Illusory Blues"; a cosmic ode to the forces of nature and the inevitable cycle of life. To cite musical influences would be futile. The musicians had made their names with bands in scenes as far apart as hardcore punk, black metal and ambient music. Tonally; one might recall finding oneself in the same 'space' occupied by other architects of sound such as Ulver, The Beatles, Swans or Pink Floyd. But the stream of sound that emanates from the source of "Illusory Blues" is a heaving mass of organic richness; brimmed with intricate sounds that acknowledge the original fathers of experimentation but look forward in creating something new and unique. They dwell equally in the earthly realm of folk music and in the celestial void of progressive psychedelia; but have chanced upon a sound and an experience that sounds like no other. Rounded off by Daniel Knight and James Leach, the line-up of Messenger is now complete, but the journey has just begun.

"Totally unafraid to mix it up; the flutes of prog and Americana-style violins meet hard rocking drums and pop sensible vocal work. And although you can hear quite clearly the references and influences, it all amounts to a most novel and prodigious production. " – Kristoffer Rygg, Ulver

 

 

ILLUSORY BLUES - CLEAR VINYL

Band:MESSENGER
Album:ILLUSORY BLUES - CLEAR VINYL
Label:SVART
Format:LP CLEAR VINYL
Genre:Prog Folk Psych

Messenger is a musical troupe from London formed in the spring of 2012 by Khaled Lowe and Barnaby Maddick. They booked a session with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano at Orgone Studios that gave birth to their debut album "Illusory Blues"; a cosmic ode to the forces of nature and the inevitable cycle of life. To cite musical influences would be futile. The musicians had made their names with bands in scenes as far apart as hardcore punk, black metal and ambient music. Tonally; one might recall finding oneself in the same 'space' occupied by other architects of sound such as Ulver, The Beatles, Swans or Pink Floyd. But the stream of sound that emanates from the source of "Illusory Blues" is a heaving mass of organic richness; brimmed with intricate sounds that acknowledge the original fathers of experimentation but look forward in creating something new and unique. They dwell equally in the earthly realm of folk music and in the celestial void of progressive psychedelia; but have chanced upon a sound and an experience that sounds like no other. Rounded off by Daniel Knight and James Leach, the line-up of Messenger is now complete, but the journey has just begun. LTD CLEAR VINYL LP.

"Totally unafraid to mix it up; the flutes of prog and Americana-style violins meet hard rocking drums and pop sensible vocal work. And although you can hear quite clearly the references and influences, it all amounts to a most novel and prodigious production. " – Kristoffer Rygg, Ulver

 

 

ILLUSORY BLUES - BLACK VINYL LP

Band:MESSENGER
Album:ILLUSORY BLUES - BLACK VINYL LP
Label:SVART
Format:LP BLACK VINYL
Genre:Prog Folk Psych

Messenger is a musical troupe from London formed in the spring of 2012 by Khaled Lowe and Barnaby Maddick. They booked a session with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano at Orgone Studios that gave birth to their debut album "Illusory Blues"; a cosmic ode to the forces of nature and the inevitable cycle of life. To cite musical influences would be futile. The musicians had made their names with bands in scenes as far apart as hardcore punk, black metal and ambient music. Tonally; one might recall finding oneself in the same 'space' occupied by other architects of sound such as Ulver, The Beatles, Swans or Pink Floyd. But the stream of sound that emanates from the source of "Illusory Blues" is a heaving mass of organic richness; brimmed with intricate sounds that acknowledge the original fathers of experimentation but look forward in creating something new and unique. They dwell equally in the earthly realm of folk music and in the celestial void of progressive psychedelia; but have chanced upon a sound and an experience that sounds like no other. Rounded off by Daniel Knight and James Leach, the line-up of Messenger is now complete, but the journey has just begun. VINYL LP

"Totally unafraid to mix it up; the flutes of prog and Americana-style violins meet hard rocking drums and pop sensible vocal work. And although you can hear quite clearly the references and influences, it all amounts to a most novel and prodigious production. " – Kristoffer Rygg, Ulver

 

 

20TH ADVERSARY OF EMPTINESS

Band:DEMILICH
Album:20TH ADVERSARY OF EMPTINESS
Label:SVART
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

20th Adversary of Emptiness contains everything Demilich have ever recorded, starting from Regurgitation of Blood demo (1991) and rounding things off with three songs the band recorded during their brief comeback in 2006. The only Demilich full lenght album Nespithe has been reissued several times over the years in various guises, but always using the inferior 16-bit CD masters and sometimes brickwalled beyond recognition. For this release we dug up the original unmastered 24 bit studio tapes for Nespithe and best possible sources for the demo material, and then had Sami Jämsén of Studio Perkele thoroughly clean everything up and create new masters. This is Demilich as you've never heard it before. Nespithe LP is wrapped in the original Turkka Rantanen cover art, lovingly restored, and a new artwork by Mr Rantanen adorns the box itself. For the demo compilation cover the band commissioned new art from renowned underground artists David Mikkelsen and Johnny Maddox, inspired by Demilich lyricals. Mikkelsen's art also comes as a poster in the package. The booklet features a long Q&A session between Olivier 'Zoltar' Badin and Antti Boman plus lyrics, song commentary and a plethora of assorted interviews and reviews TRACK LISTING CD 1: Nespithe album, remastered from original DAT CD2: 3 new tracks plus all demo tapes remastered 29 tracks in total.

 

 

20TH ADVERSARY OF EMTINESS - 3LP

Band:DEMILICH
Album:20TH ADVERSARY OF EMTINESS - 3LP
Label:SVART
Format:3LP SET
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

20th Adversary of Emptiness contains everything Demilich have ever recorded, starting from Regurgitation of Blood demo (1991) and rounding things off with three songs the band recorded during their brief comeback in 2006. The only Demilich full lenght album Nespithe has been reissued several times over the years in various guises, but always using the inferior 16-bit CD masters and sometimes brickwalled beyond recognition. For this release we dug up the original unmastered 24 bit studio tapes for Nespithe and best possible sources for the demo material, and then had Sami Jämsén of Studio Perkele thoroughly clean everything up and create new masters. This is Demilich as you've never heard it before. Nespithe LP is wrapped in the original Turkka Rantanen cover art, lovingly restored, and a new artwork by Mr Rantanen adorns the box itself. For the demo compilation cover the band commissioned new art from renowned underground artists David Mikkelsen and Johnny Maddox, inspired by Demilich lyricals. Mikkelsen's art also comes as a poster in the package. The booklet features a long Q&A session between Olivier 'Zoltar' Badin and Antti Boman plus lyrics, song commentary and a plethora of assorted interviews and reviews. 3LP SET.

 

 

TULIJOUTSEN

Band:Kuolemanlaakso
Album:TULIJOUTSEN
Label:SVART
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

The highly acclaimed Finnish death doomsters, with Swallow the Sun / Barren Earth vocalist Kotamäki at the helm return with their most ambitious work to date. Produced once again by the Triptykon and Dark Fortress guitarist V. Santura, Kuolemanlaakso’s sophomore album “Tulijoutsen” (“The Fire Swan”) explores unconquered grounds of heaviness, and pushes the band into a new level of melancholy. The 50-minute magnum opus was inspired by the grandeur of the Finnish forests, serene eeriness of the lakes and early 1900s poetry and folklore. Thus it was only natural for the band to live the lyrics, so to speak, and isolate themselves in a secluded location in the middle of the woods, and capture the true essence of the songs. Musically the band has taken giant leaps in new territories, but not forgetting the crushing heaviness and the love for the avant-garde, which define the Kuolemanlaakso sound. “Tulijoutsen” is as versatile and epic as it gets, and it’s got more hooks than a slaughterhouse. The “Musta aurinko nousee” mCD/mLP, released in November 2013 by Svart Records, gave a little taste of things to come, but that was just a preview. Compared to previous material, “Tulijoutsen” offers a fresh variety of vocal acrobatics, bigger choruses, catchier melodies, fuller arrangements, more courageous surprises in the arch of drama – you name it.

 

 

TULIJOUTSEN - LP

Band:Kuolemanlaakso
Album:TULIJOUTSEN - LP
Label:SVART
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

The highly acclaimed Finnish death doomsters, with Swallow the Sun / Barren Earth vocalist Kotamäki at the helm return with their most ambitious work to date. Produced once again by the Triptykon and Dark Fortress guitarist V. Santura, Kuolemanlaakso’s sophomore album “Tulijoutsen” (“The Fire Swan”) explores unconquered grounds of heaviness, and pushes the band into a new level of melancholy. The 50-minute magnum opus was inspired by the grandeur of the Finnish forests, serene eeriness of the lakes and early 1900s poetry and folklore. Thus it was only natural for the band to live the lyrics, so to speak, and isolate themselves in a secluded location in the middle of the woods, and capture the true essence of the songs. Musically the band has taken giant leaps in new territories, but not forgetting the crushing heaviness and the love for the avant-garde, which define the Kuolemanlaakso sound. “Tulijoutsen” is as versatile and epic as it gets, and it’s got more hooks than a slaughterhouse. The “Musta aurinko nousee” mCD/mLP, released in November 2013 by Svart Records, gave a little taste of things to come, but that was just a preview. Compared to previous material, “Tulijoutsen” offers a fresh variety of vocal acrobatics, bigger choruses, catchier melodies, fuller arrangements, more courageous surprises in the arch of drama – you name it. LTD LP

 

 

KADAVAR

Band:KADAVAR
Album:KADAVAR
Label:THIS CHARMING MAN
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Highly anticipated debut album from this super fast-rising Berlin band who will find immediate appeal with fans of Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Sir Lord Baltimore, Witchcraft and Graveyard. Hand picked by both SLEEP and Pentagram as support on each of their respective european tours this summer, Kadaver's strutting style and warm, analog tones are sure to transport audiences to proto-metal oblivion.

 

 

COLD RIVER

Band:MOUNTAIN WITCH
Album:COLD RIVER
Label:THIS CHARMING MAN
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Since then Mountain Witch has not only recruited a third member in bass player Tobert Knopp, they have returned with a more focused and ambitious sound on their follow up album Cold River. Their first release on This Charming Man Records - the Muenster based label responsible for Die Nerven, The Moth, Messer and more - while that loose and low slung spirit of Scythe. still remains, it's now strengthened by an unmistakable 70s psych rock majesty. With vintage tones and killer riffs reminiscent of early Sabbath, their new direction also takes in the boogie of Blue Cheer, ballsy strut of Deep Purple and the total ambition of Pink Floyd. A sound that doesn't shy away from its hard rock roots and at the same time doesn't stop long enough to rest on them. A more structured record than anything they've ever laid down before, Cold River's newest and most noticeable characteristic can be heard in the addition of Rene Sitte's vocals and darkened lyrics. Lysergic tales spun out over haunting grooves that never stray far from the arcane acid jams that inspired them originally and can be heard here echoing across ncient Light' and the curiously titled Shrubbery The Warlock'. There's also a distinct feeling that while the Mountain Witch of old were content to plug in and rock out, the epic guitar assaults and rhythm and doom sections of Sleepers Chant' and The Covey' give this latest incarnation a newfound purpose. One that could give the likes of Dead Meadow, Uncle Acid and former label mates Kadavar.

 

 

THEY FALL

Band:THE MOTH
Album:THEY FALL
Label:THIS CHARMING MAN
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

The Moth is a Psych based Sludge/Stoner Metal band that fans of Baroness, Kylesa and Mastodon will surely love like I did. Their debut album – They Fall – is 11 excellent hard-rocking tracks full of epic riffs. The dual vocals of Cécile and Freden give the album a real edge. Sometimes they feel they are having a duel at times. At it makes the album ever more intriguing. These are some original and very different vocals you do not hear much of within the Sludge/Stoner Metal scene. The album is expertly played and produced through out. If you like you’re Sludge/Stoner Metal with an extra layer of lo-fi psychedelic fuzz based vibes then you can’t go wrong here. The Moth deserves your attention now. This album came as a real surprise to me when the band originally contacted me. Check out excellent tracks – Rawhawk, This Is The Lie and my fave track – They Fall. Look this album is testament that Germany have another excellent Sludge/Stoner Metal band to call upon. It could be that these Sludge Rockers could be one of my fave discoveries of 2013. Excellent and Highly Recommended.” Sludgelord

 

 

THEY FALL - LP

Band:THE MOTH
Album:THEY FALL - LP
Label:THIS CHARMING MAN
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

“The Moth is a Psych based Sludge/Stoner Metal band that fans of Baroness, Kylesa and Mastodon will surely love like I did. Their debut album – They Fall – is 11 excellent hard-rocking tracks full of epic riffs. The dual vocals of Cécile and Freden give the album a real edge. Sometimes they feel they are having a duel at times. At it makes the album ever more intriguing. These are some original and very different vocals you do not hear much of within the Sludge/Stoner Metal scene. The album is expertly played and produced through out. If you like you’re Sludge/Stoner Metal with an extra layer of lo-fi psychedelic fuzz based vibes then you can’t go wrong here. The Moth deserves your attention now. This album came as a real surprise to me when the band originally contacted me. Check out excellent tracks – Rawhawk, This Is The Lie and my fave track – They Fall. Look this album is testament that Germany have another excellent Sludge/Stoner Metal band to call upon. It could be that these Sludge Rockers could be one of my fave discoveries of 2013. Excellent and Highly Recommended.” Sludgelord
. LTD VINYL LP.

 

 

MY BEATIFIC VISION

Band:THE LOST RIVERS
Album:MY BEATIFIC VISION
Label:THIS CHARMING MAN
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Indie/Shoegaze

Everything is loud, everything is short before overturning, all on the verge of tinnitus. But in all that there is always a melody - the uncompromising recording brought good old Bieber to his technical limits while cutting! “My beatific vision's” musical journey begins in the middle of the 80, from the look and the overdrive of J&TMC, builds ups some speed in the mid-90s with the heroes of shoegaze and finally comes to a stand in NYC of the 2000s. What may sound like a rip-off quickly emerges as a precise observation on the scene, whose smart building blocks are put together as The Lost Rivers – the three guys from the countryside distill a hypnotic wall of sound without copying. On their debut these guys seemingly create a playful symbiosis of all these influences build to something new. After "My beatific vision" now being a great success in the UK and sold out quickly also especially never really being available in Germany, This Charming Man Records is proud to re-release this remarkable album. Vinyl LP.

For fans of A Place To Bury Strangers, Jesus & The Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, The Telescopes...

 

 

BLACKFINGER

Band:BLACKFINGER
Album:BLACKFINGER
Label:THE CHURCH WITHIN
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Following his departure as longtime vocalist for Chicago doom legends TROUBLE in 2008, Eric Wagner promptly removed himself from the spotlight and began intently writing new material of a more personal nature. Those writing sessions would yield the musical inspiration for BLACKFINGER. Described adamantly as a “band” and not a “project”, BLACKFINGER began to take shape as a unit in 2009, with Wagner recruiting hometown friends Rico Bianchi and Doug Hakes on guitars, Ben Smith on bass, and Larry Piatz on drums. Over the course of the next four years, the group would meticulously craft and commit eleven tracks to tape. These tracks, with their many peaks and valleys of heaviness and melancholy, along with Wagner's signature vocals, would ultimately become the self titled debut album. “Blackfinger” will mark the singer’s first recorded output since TROUBLE's 2007 release "Simple Mind Condition". In August of 2013, fans of Eric and BLACKFINGER were put on notice that it would not be much longer before the debut record would be unleashed. BLACKFINGER signed a worldwide deal with Germany’s prestigious The Church Within Records, home to several of the most revered bands in the genre. While Dark Star Records will continue to handle all digital versions, the full length CD and limited edition vinyl promise to be out on The Church Within Records.
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BLACKFINGER - LP

Band:BLACKFINGER
Album:BLACKFINGER - LP
Label:THE CHURCH WITHIN
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Following his departure as longtime vocalist for Chicago doom legends TROUBLE in 2008, Eric Wagner promptly removed himself from the spotlight and began intently writing new material of a more personal nature. Those writing sessions would yield the musical inspiration for BLACKFINGER. Described adamantly as a “band” and not a “project”, BLACKFINGER began to take shape as a unit in 2009, with Wagner recruiting hometown friends Rico Bianchi and Doug Hakes on guitars, Ben Smith on bass, and Larry Piatz on drums. Over the course of the next four years, the group would meticulously craft and commit eleven tracks to tape. These tracks, with their many peaks and valleys of heaviness and melancholy, along with Wagner's signature vocals, would ultimately become the self titled debut album. “Blackfinger” will mark the singer’s first recorded output since TROUBLE's 2007 release "Simple Mind Condition". In August of 2013, fans of Eric and BLACKFINGER were put on notice that it would not be much longer before the debut record would be unleashed. BLACKFINGER signed a worldwide deal with Germany’s prestigious The Church Within Records, home to several of the most revered bands in the genre. While Dark Star Records will continue to handle all digital versions, the full length CD and limited edition vinyl promise to be out on The Church Within Records - Heavy Vinyl in gatefold sleeve

 

 

MARS RED SKY - CD

Band:MARS RED SKY
Album:MARS RED SKY - CD
Label:MRS RED SOUND
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

MARS RED SKY already sold in the world 3500 copies of their debut album, most fans of this kind of music consider this record as a “master piece”. The band already played great festivals as Roadburn, Desert Fest, Les Eurockéennes, SXSW. They did a lot of tour in almost 20 countries including The US, Scandinavia, England, Scotland… The band has more than 500 000 views on Youtube and more than 6000 fans on Facebook.

CD available (2000 copies sold) once again - Played a great show in London for the Desert Fest in 2012 - Will release a new album in April on Listenable for the world...

 

 

OMENS - CD

Band:ATLANTIS
Album:OMENS - CD
Label:BURNING WORLD
Format:CD
Genre:Postrock / Post Hardcore / Noise

Atlantis was started in 2006 as a solo project by Gilson Heitinga taking influences from film scores, noise, doom, 70‘s psychedelia, ambient & electronica as well as Massive Attack, Nine Inch Nails, Neurosis, Portishead, SWANS, Clint Mansell. After hearing a number of demos Atlantis was signed to Field Records to release the debut album Carpe Omnium in 2007 receiving great reviews. To support this release a live band was formed and their first show was at the Dutch Incubate Festival. Atlantis toured the first half of 2012 in support of the La Petite Mort EP including playing the infamous Roadburn Festival, and Belgians Dunk!Festival.

After 4 previous releases and tours all over Europe, it was time to do things a bit different. Gilson started writing and recording the new full‐length between August 2012 until December 2012. Being inspired by the overwhelming sound of the live band, it was decided to record live drums (instead of programming them), more guitars, more analog synths AND more vocals to create a spectrum of sound and noise that would smash into a living room as well as a live environment.

 

 

OMENS LP

Band:ATLANTIS
Album:OMENS LP
Label:BURNING WORLD
Format:LP WITH CD
Genre:Postrock / Post Hardcore / Noise

Atlantis was started in 2006 as a solo project by Gilson Heitinga taking influences from film scores, noise, doom, 70‘s psychedelia, ambient & electronica as well as Massive Attack, Nine Inch Nails, Neurosis, Portishead, SWANS, Clint Mansell. After hearing a number of demos Atlantis was signed to Field Records to release the debut album Carpe Omnium in 2007 receiving great reviews. To support this release a live band was formed and their first show was at the Dutch Incubate Festival. Atlantis toured the first half of 2012 in support of the La Petite Mort EP including playing the infamous Roadburn Festival, and Belgians Dunk!Festival. After the 4 previous releases and tours all over Europe, it was time to do things a bit different. Gilson started writing and recording the new full‐length between August 2012 until December 2012. Being inspired by the overwhelming sound of the live band, it was decided to record live drums (instead of programming them), more guitars, more analog synths AND more vocals to create a spectrum of sound and noise that would smash into a living room as well as a live environment.

LTD LP WITH CD.

 

 

LIKE ELEPHANTS 2

Band:THE MOVEMENTS
Album:LIKE ELEPHANTS 2
Label:Crusher
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Garage

Last fall psychedelic rock band The Movements, from Gothenburg, Sweden, released their long-awaited album Like Elephants 1. An album that was to score top reviews and end up at several music journalists “best-of-the-year” lists. On March 7, 2014, the second and final piece is being released: Like Elephants 2.

With Like Elephants 1 The Movements proclaimed their distance from today’s fast-food consumption of songs pulled out of their context and instead dare to demand a greater commitment by the listener. That through these two volumes, which not only stand strong individually but also creates a whole, a kind of continuity, together.

On Like Elephants 2 there is the catchy opening track Six Feet Under, spellbinding psychedelia in Stolen Love, and the raw and groovy Give It To Me to name three of the ten well-crafted songs to be found on this album. The album has for the most part been recorded at Music A Matic in Gothenburg. Produced by The Movements and Michael Nilsson

 

 

LIKE ELEPHANTS 2 - LP

Band:THE MOVEMENTS
Album:LIKE ELEPHANTS 2 - LP
Label:Crusher
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Psych/Garage

Last fall psychedelic rock band The Movements, from Gothenburg, Sweden, released their long-awaited album Like Elephants 1. An album that was to score top reviews and end up at several music journalists “best-of-the-year” lists. On March 7, 2014, the second and final piece is being released: Like Elephants 2. With Like Elephants 1 The Movements proclaimed their distance from today’s fast-food consumption of songs pulled out of their context and instead dare to demand a greater commitment by the listener. That through these two volumes, which not only stand strong individually but also creates a whole, a kind of continuity, together. On Like Elephants 2 there is the catchy opening track Six Feet Under, spellbinding psychedelia in Stolen Love, and the raw and groovy Give It To Me to name three of the ten well-crafted songs to be found on this album. The album has for the most part been recorded at Music A Matic in Gothenburg. Produced by The Movements and Michael Nilsson.
VINYL LP.

 

 

NOTHING TO PROVE

Band:DAVE EVANS
Album:NOTHING TO PROVE
Label:Rocksector
Format:CD
Genre:Rock

Long-awaited brand new songs for the 1st time in several years from former-AC/DC frontman & co-founder Dave Evans, plus a cover of the blues classic "Baby Please Don't Go". The opening track especially is classic AC/DC / Aussie rock in style & aimed particularly to appeal to fans AC/DC. Feature in Classic Rock magazine.

 

 

MUSTANG RUN

Band:CARL VERHEYEN
Album:MUSTANG RUN
Label:PLANETWORKS
Format:CD
Genre:Rock

Supertramp guitar player Verheyen's twelfth release, Mustang Run, features five different rhythm sections and a number of amazing guest soloists.

Mustang Run is the "guitar album" Carl has wanted to do for many years. An all-instrumental recording except for a vocal cover of Supertramp's "Bloody Well Right," this jazz-rock CD features five different rhythm sections and many guest soloists. As featured in Magazines like: Guitar Player, Guitar World, Rhythm, Vintage Guitar, Gig, Guitar Shop, Musician etc...

 

 

UNEARTH

Band:JOHN BASSETT
Album:UNEARTH
Label:STEREOHEAD
Format:CD
Genre:Prog Rock

The first solo release from John Bassett. The singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and producer of critically acclaimed Progressive Rock act "KingBathmat".

"Unearth" is a dark melancholic collection of ten finely crafted songs that draws from a progressive rock landscape onto an acoustic rock canvas.

"There's something in the sea air in Hastings that has turned prog ingenue John Bassett into one of our scene's most prolific protagonists " – Prog Rock Magazine

 

 

HE OF THE SLOW CREEP

Band:SILVER ARM
Album:HE OF THE SLOW CREEP
Label:BIG TEA
Format:VINYL 10"
Genre:Post Punk

‘He of the Slow Creep’ by Silver Arm represents the third release for Big Tea Records and the first physical product for Silver Arm, arriving on limited white 10” vinyl of just 300 copies, with a printed inner sleeve and free MP3 download code. The four tracks which comprise the EP are steeped in the post-punk of the eighties, the grunge of the early nineties and the post-hardcore of the early millennium years, the band’s infectious grooves are married with dirty notes, furious drums and fervent vocals to make for a unique sonic experience. Silver Arm’s previous four digital only singles have all received strong airplay from Steve Lamacq, Tom Robinson and Simon Raymonde on BBC 6 Music amongst others, as well as being featured on Fat Cat Records site and garnering more than 10000 plays on their Soundcloud.

 

 

I`M WALKIN`

Band:THE BEATPACK
Album:I`M WALKIN`
Label:STATE RECORDS
Format:VINYL 7"
Genre:Garage Punk

Originally formed from the ashes of two small-town garage bands, The Beatpack initially peddled their primal wares from 1987 to 1991, terrorising audiences with their distinctive brand of violent Rhythm & Blues, their intense hessiansack- clad live shows and their acres of hair. Recording an EP, a 45 and an LP for Germany's Screaming Apple Records, aided and abetted by Billy Childish on production duties, the group burned out in a blaze of glory and its members scattered to the four winds.

Fast forward twenty years and the 'Pack are back. Reunited in order to complete their mission to bring hip-shakin', feedback-screeching, blues-wailing garage punk R&B to the masses, and featuring original members Simon Harvey (lead guitar), William Bourton Esq. (bass guitar) and Hugh Dellar (screaming and harmonica) alongside new boy Adrian Smith on rhythm and the inimitable Ian O'Sullivan on drums, the band have already played a pre-Purple Weekend night in Leon, Spain, the Berlin Beat Explosion and Le Beat Bespoke in London.

Their first recordings since 1991 unleash the dynamism and tremolo-laden suspense of I'm Walkin' along with the crunchy Latin garage soul of Hey Senorita, both now proudly brought to you as a limited edition vinyl 45 by State Records.

 

 

LOST NO MORE

Band:SION RUSSELL JONES
Album:LOST NO MORE
Label:SEE MONKEY DO MONKEY
Format:CD
Genre:SINGER/SONGWRITER

Follow-up to his 2010 album “And Suddenly”, "Lost No More" confirms Jones as a significant talent to watch out for in the year ahead. The album boasts a warmth and sincerity which enhances his ability to seize his listeners’ attention, as they absorb his superbly crafted songs and lush harmonies. Siôn's work has won comparisons to Gram Parsons and Elliot Smith. At the same time, the more sensitive elements of the album with their intricate guitar melodies conjure elements of Simon & Garfunkel.

‘A confident singer songwriter who crafts really sweet tunes.’ Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1

‘Master craftsmen with the light effortless touch of Siôn Russell Jones...are few and far between. Quality.’ Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music

 

 

THE SAINT

Band:ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
Album:THE SAINT
Label:NETWORK
Format:4 CD BOX SET
Genre:TV and MOVIE

Never previously released and compiled from the original master tapes, this four-CD set comprises the varied themes and incidental scores for the colour editions of The Saint, containing over 200 pieces of music and songs which were especially composed for the series. Composer Edwin Astley's distinctive take on Leslie Charteris famous literary character – and his familiar musical motif – leads into danger across the world for gentleman adventurer Simon Templar. In Geneva, he is approached by a young lady to rescue her defecting father. In Wales, he finds death stalking the misty countryside. In Vienna, he aids a young woman found standing over a murdered prince. Added to these are songs and tunes to fit the bars in South America and the West Indies, as well as night clubs, hippy parties and pop scene of swinging Sixties London. Including extensive liner notes from archive television historian Andrew Pixley, this set is an essential purchase for all ITC aficionados and fans of cool soundtracks.

 

 

DANGER MAN

Band:ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
Album:DANGER MAN
Label:NETWORK
Format:5 CD BOX SET
Genre:TV and MOVIE

Never previously released and compiled from the original master tapes, this five-CD set comprises Edwin Astley’s distinctive theme and incidental scores for Danger Man, containing almost 400 pieces of music which were especially composed for the series. With the distinctive harpsichord lead, the tunes and melodies whisk John Drake into fresh danger in colourful locations: the back streets of Arabia, the jungles around Delhi, a fishing village suspiciously close to Albania, the desert town of Beth’ja’brin, a peaceful Scottish island, an emergent African nation, the riot-torn Caribbean, the neon streets of Tokyo, a French château, a bizarre English town behind the Iron Curtain ... or the very heart of London just as the Sixties started to swing. Including extensive liner notes from archive television historian Andrew Pixley, this set is an essential purchase for all ITC aficionados and fans of cool soundtracks.

 

 

DEPARTMENT S

Band:ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
Album:DEPARTMENT S
Label:NETWORK
Format:3 CD SET
Genre:TV and MOVIE

Handling cases that are too baffling to be solved by normal police routine is all in a day’s work for Department S - a shadowy Interpol department that specialises in the inexplicable and the illogical. Its small core of operatives include flamboyant novelist Jason King, who uses his overactive imagination and droll wit to help solve the most difficult of cases, Stewart Sullivan, a man of action who’s not afraid to get his hands dirty, and Annabelle Hurst, the gorgeous computer expert with an eye for detail.

Never previously released and compiled from the original master tapes, this three-CD set comprises Edwin Astley’s celebrated music for Department S, containing over 180 pieces which were specially commissioned for the series. Including extensive liner notes from archive television historian Andrew Pixley, this set is an essential purchase for all ITC aficionados and fans of cool soundtracks.

 

 

MADE IN JAMAICA

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:MADE IN JAMAICA
Label:NETWORK
Format:CD
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

MADE IN JAMAICA is the story of how a small island nation of only three million people took their pain and misery and turned those emotions into songs that resonate around the world. Here, some of the island’s most famous reggae and dancehall artists, including Gregory Isaacs, Toots Frederick, Bunny Wailer, Elephant Man, Bounty Killer, Third World, Tanya Stephens and Capleton give voice to the culture of Jamaica over two action packed CD's.

 

 

BITIN AT THE BIT

Band:CLAY MCLINTON
Album:BITIN AT THE BIT
Label:BURNSIDE
Format:CD
Genre:Alt-Country / Americana

On his new album, Bitin’ at the Bit [Red Chili Records], Texan Clay McClinton not only pays homage to his musical influences, including dad Delbert, he actually involves several in the project. Longtime Delbert collaborator Gary Nicholson produced, and co-wrote what the younger McClinton says are some of the best songs of his career. Dad and legend Bruce Channel (“Hey Baby”) also pulled out their pens, and the McClintons duet on Delbert’s “Victim of Life’s Circumstances.” Clay also recorded the Nicholson-Stephen Bruton song, “What a Little Love Can Do,” and Mickey Newbury’s classic “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In).” On these 12 tracks, McClinton mixes his blues, country, rock and soul influences into a gumbo of great grooves.

“He’s a nataural born songwriter and his personable distinctive voice bears intriguing warmth.” – Lone Star Music Magazine

 

 

BETTER DAYS

Band:HARMED BROTHERS
Album:BETTER DAYS
Label:BURNSIDE
Format:CD
Genre:Alt-Country / Americana

Drawing inspiration and influence from artists such as Wilco, Ryan Adams, and The Avett Brothers, the Harmed Brothers hit the road shortly after forming in 2009. They have been touring relentlessly ever since, building a loyal International fanbase, and they now stand poised to break out. Ray Vietti and Alex Salcido began writing songs that sidestepped conventional rhythms and bluegrass structure in order to develop their own self-styled "indiegrass" aesthetic. Melding indie rock fervor with the intricate fretwork of bluegrass, the band steer their way through both genres without slowing and manage to come out on the other side with something unique and wholly their own. Better Days showcases the band at the height of their powers as they immerse in blissful harmonies and their trademarked sound of banjo/guitar shuffling.

 

 

THE STONE

Band:ANDRE CYMONE
Album:THE STONE
Label:BURNSIDE
Format:CD
Genre:Rock

The Stone marks a stunning creative rebirth for veteran singer/songwriter/ producer/multiinstrumentalist Andre Cymone, delivering eleven riveting original songs that add an exciting—and unexpected—chapter to the musical legacy Cymone built. Cymone’s catchy, punchy new tunes merge raw, muscular rock 'n' roll with insistent hooks and sharp, insightful lyrics. His rich musical history encompasses three much-loved solo albums (Livin' in the New Wave, Survivin' in the '80s and AC) and a prolific career as hitmaking producer (Jody Watley, Tom Jones, Adam Ant), as well as a long-running collaboration with Prince, during which Cymone emerged as one of the architects of the revolutionary Minneapolis sound that permanently changed the face of popular music in the '80s. Having sold millions of albums, Cymone returns from a 27 year hiatus with The Stone and is set to tour nationally in 2014 as well as play key musical festivals worldwide.

 

 

PANTHER BURN

Band:JIM SUHLER
Album:PANTHER BURN
Label:BURNSIDE
Format:CD
Genre:Blues

Panther Burn is the new CD by Jim Suhler and the follow up to the 2011 BMA nominee for Rock/Blues Album of the Year, Tijuana Bible. Jim Suhler is one of the next generation of great Texas songwriters and guitar slingers and continues the lineage of Texas legends such as Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Billy Gibbons and Bugs Henderson. Panther Burn is a whole new batch of original Blues Rock songs from Jim Suhler. Besides fronting his own band, Jim Suhler is also a member of George Thorogood and the Destroyers. Special musical guests include Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Asleep At The Wheel's Ray Benson, Carolyn Wonderland and Jason Elmore.

 

 

NOW IS WHAT MATTERS NOW

Band:GAMEFACE
Album:NOW IS WHAT MATTERS NOW
Label:REDFIELD
Format:LP
Genre:Punk / Emo

“Our band could be your life” – D. Boon, The Minutemen

In the summer of 1990, four boys from Southern California took this to heart when they started Gameface. With singer/guitarist Jeff Caudill’s ability to sing his life as if he was singing yours, and Todd D. Trout (guitar), Paul Martin (bass) and Bob Binckley (drums) this little band resonated with fans all over the world. It was pop. It was punk. It was rock. It was the soundtrack of your life.

While many bands were influenced by Gameface’s unique voice and would go on to attain various levels of success, Gameface was often relegated to the background of the mainstream, staying out of such trends, fads and scenes. Gameface’s sixth full-length, Now Is What Matters Now is due out on LP on March 24 in UK on Redfield Records. This album is another chapter in the story written by four boys – this time as grown men. Weathering through loves, losses, fatherhood and even real jobs, Gameface has come back together to make music that matters now. When the needle hits the groove, you’ll rediscover just how much a band can become your life all over again. LTD VINYL LP WITH DOWNLOAD CODE.

 

 

NO DEVICE

Band:CRIMINAL CODE
Album:NO DEVICE
Label:Deranged
Format:LP
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Criminal Code’s first proper long-player deals twelve tracks of technical precision matched with brickwall power. There’s a barbaric impulse festering in the twisted hearts of this Tacoma threesome, but No Device unfurls with dynamic tact and structural intricacy, sating its every aggressive urge with surgical attention to detail. With a stark palette of grizzly grays and off-white stains, Criminal Code details a singular spectrum of punk both bleak and savage. Naturally, the hardcore camp digs it because No Device extracts maximal strength from a few instruments in a minimal amount of time, but taut brooding snaps into serpentine guitar leads on enough songs for your death punk beholden to break off a piece. At any rate, Criminal Code tears down your descriptors and brings its own on No Device. A fiercely present, assertive album that dictates its own terms, listeners will find their go-to snappy little tags utterly inadequate and reductive. In the age of vaguely negative-wave nouveau and postpunk pastiche, Criminal Code is a colossal outfit casting its own long shadow. Sam Lefebvre Oakland, 2014

 

 

SCAPEGOAT

Band:PITFALL
Album:SCAPEGOAT
Label:Deranged
Format:7" VINYL
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Essentially Punch in the Face with Ebro pulling double duty (vocal and drums).

Straight forward hardcore from 3 longstanding Chicago punks.

Tracks: 1. Scapegoat 2. Shining Through 3. False Security 4. Misery Lights 5. Test of time 6. You’ll never be forgotten

 

 

PEACE OF MIND - SINGLE

Band:CHRIS POPE
Album:PEACE OF MIND - SINGLE
Label:EPOP RECORDS
Format:CD SINGLE
Genre:MOD / MOD REVIVAL

Chris Pope (The Chords) is back with the thrilling title track from forthcoming album “PEACE OF MIND”.

"His most consistent and hard-hitting set to date" - Record Collector

 

 

EKPHRON

Band:HIGH TONE
Album:EKPHRON
Label:JARRING EFFECTS
Format:CD
Genre:Electro Dub / Dubstep/Grime/Hip Hop

High Tone is a Dub precursor since1998, this last album is the best on that style

“The Wire” - “Their music too is in deference to the late melodica king : deep and spiritually driven vibrations.” / “The Wire” - “High Tone can lay genuine claim to be France’s premier dubsters”.

Essential players on the European underground scene, High Tone have progressively created its own unique musical identity by staying close to their roots and to their core audience. Remaining open to much collaboration, they have built their own universe around the very concept of Dub music in its vast complexity.

 

 

EKPHRON - LP

Band:HIGH TONE
Album:EKPHRON - LP
Label:JARRING EFFECTS
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Electro Dub / Dubstep/Grime/Hip Hop

High Tone is a Dub precursor since1998, this last album is the best on that style.

“The Wire” : “Their music too is in deference to the late melodica king : deep and spiritually driven vibrations.” /  “The Wire” ; “High Tone can lay genuine claim to be France’s premier dubsters”.

Essential players on the European underground scene, High Tone have progressively created its own unique musical identity by staying close to their roots and to their core audience. Remaining open to much collaboration, they have built their own universe around the very concept of Dub music in its vast complexity.

 

 

MOYSHE MCSTIFF AND THE TARTAN LANCERS OF THE SACRED HEART

Band:COB
Album:MOYSHE MCSTIFF AND THE TARTAN LANCERS OF THE SACRED HEART
Label:Sunbeam
Format:180G LP WITH CD
Genre:Psych/Folk

‘The greatest LP ever recorded in England’ – The Lama Reviews

Featuring Incredible String Band founder Clive Palmer, COB made some of the most imaginative and moving music of their time, and this 1972 masterpiece is considered by many to be the finest folk record ever to emerge from the British Isles. An overwhelmingly beautiful and compelling collection of songs set to Eastern‐tinged arrangements, it’s presented here in its definitive vinyl edition, including the original gatefold artwork, a large illustrated colour booklet telling the band’s story in their own words, and a CD with the original album and seven bonus tracks.

Definitive vinyl edition - Remastered from original tapes at Abbey Road - Gatefold cover - Large‐format booklet - Comprehensive notes and rare photos LP includes CD with original album and 7 bonus tracks.

 

 

ETERNAL RIVERS : DEMOS 1969-1971

Band:LAMBERT AND NUTTYCOMBE
Album:ETERNAL RIVERS : DEMOS 1969-1971
Label:Sunbeam
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Folk

"Almost a spiritual cousin to UK contemporary Nick Drake's work… That the duo have received attention and rereleases over the years isn't surprising at all" – www.allmusic.com

Denis Lambert and Craig Nuttycombe joined forces in Hollywood at the end of 1967, and went on to create some of the most haunting and touching acoustic music of the era. Initially signed to Elektra, and then A&M, they taped many demos before finally making their classic debut at the turn of the decade. This superb set gathers 30 tracks that didn’t make it onto either of their LPs, as well as offering detailed background notes, rare photos, and an introduction from Craig Nuttycombe.

 

 

LOST AND FOUND

Band:BAD NEWS REUNION
Album:LOST AND FOUND
Label:SIREENA
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Folk

Hamburg-based westcoast legend BAD NEWS REUNION are back !

Mind you, the songs are not new. Let’s just say they were written a while ago. But most of you have never heard them, so they will be new to you. Some songs we had actually forgotten, like ›Come Over Here‹ dating from 1979, and others were lost – but found again when the band listened to a bunch of ancient reel-to-reel tapes and cassettes. So there you have the title – "Lost and Found". Sadly, BAD NEWS REUNION has also lost one of Bad News Reunion’s founding members, Abi Wallenstein, who has opted to pursue his lifelong search for the heart of the blues. But, as Peter Urban likes to point out: “”we have found ourselves: a group of friends who make music together.” That’s it!

 

 

ONE OR ZERO THE LOST ALBUM

Band:SCHAPER ENGEL AND MCGROHAN
Album:ONE OR ZERO THE LOST ALBUM
Label:SIREENA
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Proto Punk

After playing the keyboards in Doldinger 's Passport for several years, Hendrik Schaper decided in 1981 to make his own album. He rented the Rüssl Studio in Hamburg and started the recording of " One Or Zero". Of course, Schaper's musical roots from the Osnabrück bands Tetragon and Trikolon played an equally significant role as the jazz-rock experience with Passport, his impressions of the Talking Heads and Devo also inspired and influenced this recording and became part of the sound. The 9 tracks on this album are totally unique and exhibit enormous variety. Bertram Engel, one of the most gifted drummers in Germany then and now, played the drums to give this recording its unique and funky groove. A stroke of luck landed Schaper with the Scottish singer Eddie McGrogan , who also wrote all the lyrics for the album. But above all, Hendrik Schaper is brilliant on the keyboards. Not only did he play all the bass lines on the tracks, he rocked the synthesizers with such psychedelic sound gimmicks that the sound is virtually indistinguisable from the lead guitar. The listeners will hardly notice that a lead guitarist is missing! The songs are compact, grooving, incredibly virtuoso and simply timeless!

Despite the genius and originality of this recording, it has never been released since its creation in 1981, probably because of the fact that the „Neue Deutsche Welle“ (The German New Wave) back in the 1980's was resisting English-language music. With much luck, a copy of this recording landed at Sireena Records in the summer of 2013, who enthusiasticlly worked with Hendrik Schaper to make the debut of the "Lost Album" a reality.

 

 

OUR CONDOLENCES LP

Band:OLD FUNERAL
Album:OUR CONDOLENCES LP
Label:SOULSELLER
Format:DBL LP PICTURE DISC
Genre:Black Metal

Old Funeral was born 17th of May 1988 and died in October 1992. This album contains what happened in between. No tracks are re-mixed, nothing has been touched up. It's all straight from original tapes. These recordings feature legendary artists (members of BURZUM, IMMORTAL, HADES, The BATALLION) in several unique line ups pioneering some of the oldest Norwegian black, deathrash and death metal! This complete compilation, featuring ALL tracks Old Funeral ever recorded, follows Old Funeral from their rebellious youth through to an ending in darkness.

EXCLUSIVE DELUXE LIMITED DOUBLE PICTURE LP SET WITH FULL PRINTED GATEFOLD OUTER AND INNER SLEEVES!

 

 

LEAVE THE LIGHT - LP

Band:DEMON EYE
Album:LEAVE THE LIGHT - LP
Label:SOULSELLER
Format:LP
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Taking their name from one of the darker tracks of the Deep Purple catalog, Demon Eye consists of four men, two New Yorkers, two Southerners, and one shared love for old school metal. Demon Eye’s heavy grooves and thunder rhythms channel the doom and crush of Black Sabbath and Pentagram, and the fist banging shred of early ‘Maiden. They have shared the stage with the likes of Loincloth, Mike Scheidt (YOB/Vohl), The Sword, Hour of 13, Pilgrim, Samothrace, Kyng, Uzala, Mount Salem, Colossus, Thunderlip, Salvación, Horseskull, Solar Halos and are now presenting their first slab of demonic hard rock, entitled ‘LEAVE THE LIGHT”!

Awesome limited vinyl edition of 250 copies on transparent red vinyl!

 

 

THE LOVIN EP

Band:PERSONAL BEST
Album:THE LOVIN EP
Label:SPECIALIST SUBJECT
Format:VINYL 12"
Genre:Punk / Emo

The first release from Bristol's, PERSONAL BEST. Members of Bedford Falls, Caves & Attack! Vipers! giving their take on 90s indie rock. The Lovin' EP mixes jangly, riffy, 90s-worship with neatly-crafted power-pop confidence. It's a short n' sweet eleven minutes of fuzzy, warm loveliness that will have you reaching for the needle to give it another spin. There's a shed-load of melody packed into these four songs; averaging at two-and-a-half-minutes a pop, just enough time to get you hooked without overstaying their welcome.

 

 

WAR ON THE STREETS

Band:GIMP FIST
Album:WAR ON THE STREETS
Label:SUNNY BASTARDS
Format:LP
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

This release is a very special one and could be titled “Back to the 80-ies”...a time where “Super Sound Singles” on 12 inch are the “most wanted” format with all this special Maxi-versions and great remixes.

In the same spirit Gimp Fist´s “War on the Streets” release was created! Best sound quality, oldschool artwork and a 5:30 minute special remix kille rtrack on Side A. On Side B you find 2 other excellent Gimp Fist tracks: “Just another country” and “The price you pay”! Limited to 500 copies, with free Download Codes! Sunny Bastards proudly presents their new “Super Sound Singles” series for collector´s and vinyl junkies!

 

 

INTRODUCING THE ORIGINATORS

Band:THE ORIGINATORS
Album:INTRODUCING THE ORIGINATORS
Label:SUNNY BASTARDS
Format:LP
Genre:Soul/Funk/Disco

The Originators, -located in the Amsterdam area- intend to transform a dream into reality; Relive the days of the the British Mod scene and the Northern Soul era.With heavy beats, up-tempo songs and the unmistakably soul driven vocals of Natazz, Maud and Nyjolene Grey, the songs of artists like Gloria Jones, The Exciters, Maxine Brown and Beverly Bremers are brought back to life.The eleven-piece band completely capture the unique sound of Northern Soul music, taking you back to the late 1960s and early 1970s, where music was felt in every fibre of your body. They create a nostalgic memory, a current experience to never forget and a clear road to a future where soul music will live on forever.

The Originators: Original Northern Soul! For dancers only....

 

 

RIGHT BETWEEN YOUR EYES..

Band:CHUCK NORRIS EXPERIMENT
Album:RIGHT BETWEEN YOUR EYES..
Label:Transubstans
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Swedish punk band CHUCK NORRIS EXPERIMENT, is to celebrate their 10th anniversay with their 7th full length album, and their first on Transubstans Records. As always when it comes to this hard working combo, their music is filled with memorable hooks, catchy melodies and clear vocals. Right up the alley for friends of HELLACOPTERS, TURBONEGRO and even MOTORHEAD.

 

 

EXPERIENCE FEELINGS

Band:CONSTANT LOVERS
Album:EXPERIENCE FEELINGS
Label:GOOD TO DIE
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

The forthcoming sophomore LP from Seattle's Constant Lovers is just what you'd expect if you've heard the band live and/or heard their propulsive and rollicking self-released debut “True Romance”. Only with “Experience Feelings” everything sounds BIGGER especially with the addition of Ben Verellen (Helms Alee, Harkonen) as full time drummer. Joel Cuplin's harried yowl has seen another year or two of whiskey and cigarettes, and it and the throaty bass and shotgun-blast drums figure most prominently throughout, while guitarist Eric Fisher's and Cuplin's guitar-feedback squalls wind in and out. “Experience Feelings” is given girth by Matt Bayles’ (Sandrider, Russian Circles, Minus the Bear) capable engineering. Expect big things.

 

 

COSMOS INSIDE

Band:COSMOS INSIDE
Album:COSMOS INSIDE
Label:TRAIL RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:Prog Rock

 "Cosmos Inside", their debut album, and it's an absolute killer, contains music well flavoured with Indian spices, and thoughtfully presented heavy-bodied psychedelic trip .It's sounds as dynamic and powerfully driven as their influence were, there's touches of Hawkwind, early Pink Floyd, early Can. All superbly recorded and played with intent and control. They lean towards mainly instrumental composition with some phased and effect vocals that fit the power of sometimes dark themes they use them on. Keyboards, lead, wah fuzz and tremolo guitars , deep tone bass and sound effects create an audio impact that's as good and better as anything around in the new psychedelia today.

 

 

WE EMBRACE THE HATRED

Band:NOTHING
Album:WE EMBRACE THE HATRED
Label:THIS CHARMING MAN
Format:LP
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

All roads lead to Berlin - at least for the five exiles from Nothing. A few of the guys knew each other from Highschool (90s/00s HC/Oldschool legend with international success) & Munster (D-Beat-Bomb from Berlin) and the rest came from less famous bands (Bombemalarm/Situations) to honor some old heroes. "Embrace the Hatred" is the bands second full length, Marc from Bombenalarm has now left the band but (now an old Saarland Institution from Llynch plays bass) the machine runs smoothly at full steam. Genre: 80's US-Hardcore/Punk -like Poison Idea, Judge (with more Punk in it) or Turbonegro

 

 

MASTER

Band:MASTER
Album:MASTER
Label:DOOMENTIA
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Even though this was the first official full-length recorded by Paul Speckmann - backed up by the soon to be cult line-up of former DEATH STRIKE comrade Chris Mittleburn on guitar and Bill Schmidt on drums – MASTER were already a revered name in the underground. Although very few recordings of theirs existed, as rough sounding as they were, those gems had already achieved legendary status. Distributed through the tapetrading infamous network by guys still in their late teens who would soon prove to be as equally important for the rise of the extreme metal scene such as Shaun Glass (future BROKEN HOPE and SINDROME), Mick Harris (NAPALM DEATH) or Chuck Schuldiner (DEATH), they basically single-handed launched the basis of things to come and for zillions of bands throughout the world to follow. So when the future German mammoth label NUCLEAR BLAST finally ended up signing the band in 1989, all they had to was to dig back in the great collection of songs which had never been properly recorded. Packed with songs still legendary to this day (“Pay To Die”, “Funeral Bitch” or the instrumental “Terrorizer”) and a storming rendition of BLACK SABBATH’s “Children Of The Grave”, MASTER self-titled album is still, hands down more than two decades (!) after its initial release, one of death-metal ‘desert island’ album. Recorded at Solid Sounds in Illinois but mixed at the already high-profiled Morrisound Studio facility in Tampa Florida by Scott Burns who had already left his stamp on such milestones as NAPALM DEATH (‘Harmony’ Corruption’), DEATH (‘Leprosy’) or DEICIDE (‘Deicide’), it is now available again on vinyl format for the first time in twenty years, with the usual DOOMENTIA high-standard policy. So “strike your idols down/and wear the Master’s crown” goddamn it!

 

 

ON THE SEVENTH DAY....

Band:MASTER
Album:ON THE SEVENTH DAY....
Label:DOOMENTIA
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

In the middle of the now quite epic discography of MASTER, ‘On The Seventh Day, God Created… Master’ always stood out like some kind of bizarre sore thumb. Released in 1991 at the height of the death-metal popularity and recorded at the then mandatory Morrisound studios in Florida with of course Mr Scott Burns seated the producer’s chair, this was meant to be the band ‘breakthrough’ album. But as usual with Paul Speckmann and co.s, fate intervened and this wasn’t meant to be, even though if in the end, it sold more than 25,000 copies in its first year alone. It nevertheless remains a favourite among fans, not only because it features the track “Heathen” but also because it is the band only recording with Paul Masdival from CYNIC (who was barely twenty years old back then) on guitar, who was called upon at the 11th after former six-stringer Jim Martinelli was fired by their manager only to days after arriving in Florida! It also sees John Tardy from OBITUARY guesting on two tracks plus former one time MORBID ANGEL bass player John Ortega doing leads on “Whose Left To Decide” and is overall maybe the closest MASTER had ever been to become a full-on death-metal machine. But by the time Speckmann had hired two new members and got set to record its follow-up ‘Collection Of Souls’, their sound had once again shifted to a much more in-your-face and punkish sound. But that’s another story…

 

 

LA GERNANDAT

Band:GRAVEYARD/KORGULL THE EXTERMINATOR
Album:LA GERNANDAT
Label:DOOMENTIA
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Death Metal

On the surface, they may seem to come from two different planets: while GRAVEYARD have been churning death metal the ancient way with a Swedish flavour ever since they first roared back in 2007, KÖRGULL THE EXTERMINATOR are even more on the primitive side with their nasty and filthy hybrid of proto-black metal, thrash and punk. But besides being both from Barcelona, as soon as the later set foot in GRAVEYARD’s Moontower studio to record their second full-length back in 2010, an unholy pact in hell was forged. And now, this friendship forged in metal and steel is crowned by ‘La Germandat de la Nit Profunda’, a special release that takes the concept of a split to its logical extreme. See, not only both bands have recorded at the same studio but they’ve also covered each other repertoire for the occasion. And on each cover, the drums are performed by the musician who played on the originals… This being said, , those two hadn’t waited that long to melt as while GRAVEYARD’s newest guitar player happens to be KÖRGULL’s Mark Wild, KÖRGULL’s live session bass player is now GRAVEYARD’s Javi. So besides the aforementioned covers, you get two new songs by each act, a new version of “Devoted To Death” (originally the opening track of their split with MORBID YELL) by KÖRGULL and a scorching ‘live in the studio’ take on PARADISE LOST’s “Eternal” by GRAVEYARD. Overall, 34 minutes of metal that celebrate the kind of spirit true metal lives for!

 

 

USURPRESS/BENT SEA

Band:USURPRESS / BENT SEA
Album:USURPRESS/BENT SEA
Label:DOOMENTIA
Format:10" VINYL
Genre:Death Metal

USURPRESS should be no strangers to those of you who’ve been faithfully supporting DOOMENTIA since the Swedish D-beat/crust masters - still featuring former members of UNCURBED and DELLAMORTE, including Daniel Ekeroth on bass – have already put out two seven inches on the label, one being a split with the equally spankin’ BOMBS OF HADES. But whatever you think you know can now be flushed in the toilets as this new recording - released on CD by Poland’s SELFMADEGOD and LP by, well, guess who?! – sees them exploring quite new and surprising territories. The fact alone that they’ve come up with their first ever epic so to speak (the 7+ minutes “A Tidal Wave of Fire”) is an indication but still doesn’t cover it all as on those three new tracks, USURPRESS have decided to push further the confined walls of crust in order to see what laid behind. Dipping as much into old-school death-metal as in suffocating doom and Satan-knows-what, this set recorded in March 2013 is pretty much unlike anything they’ve done before and is certain to raise eyebrows. If there’s one thing that is certain to attract the attention with BENT SEA, it’s its ‘deluxe’ line-up. Essentially former SCARVE and wellrespected SOILWORK drummer Dirk Verbeuren, who never did hide his love of grind and death and even lend his talent to such unrefined noisemongers as SUBLIME CADAVERIC DECOMPOSITION among others, little plaything, on this recording the man is completed by not only ABORTED’s Sven de Caluwé on vocals but also the god of grind himself, Sir Shane Embury (whoever says ‘who?!’ will get punched in the face repeatedly) on bass. Needless to say that those eight tracks will take the listeners back to the glorious days of early EARACHE classics like TERRORIZER or EXTREME NOISE TERROR, yet with a modern edge that doesn’t undermine even for a second its relentless nature. This is where the old school meets the new school. And this ain’t pretty. Grind on baby!

 

 

LABYRINTH OF CARRION BREEZE

Band:HOODED MENACE
Album:LABYRINTH OF CARRION BREEZE
Label:DOOMENTIA
Format:VINYL 12"
Genre:Death Metal

DOOMENTIA and HOODED MENACE come a long way: ever since the label offered to re-release the band’s sole demo ‘The Eyeless Horde’ as a classy 7 inches back in 2008, the two parties have worked together on splits (with ANIMA MORTE, COFFINS, ASPHYX or HORSE LATITUDES) and deluxe vinyl reissues of their first two albums and there are plenty more on the way! So why not starting the new year with a bang with a brand new EP, featuring some of their two heaviest tracks yet?!

‘Labyrinth of Carrion Breeze’ is the first recording to feature the band new HOODED MENACE line-up, including Teemu Hannonen who used to play with the band’s leader Lasse Pyykkö in the mighty PHLEGETHON back in the early 90’s. Whereas the epic “Chasm of the Wraith” is inspired by the classic 1970’s horror movie ‘Cry of the Banshee’, starring Vincent Price and features as a guest Pia from SERPENT OMEGA on backing vocals, “The Creeping Flesh” is based on the equally stunning motion picture of the same title with Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.

Recorded in their hometown of Joensuu, Finland and mixed in Stockholm at the Dark Prod studio by Andreas ‘Jonsson’ Westholm (also from SERPENT OMEGA) and Lasse Pykkö at Horrisound with a, for once, quite colourful yet as disturbing cover artwork by Adam Geyer and ILSA’s drummer Joshy, those nearly eighteen minutes of audio terror just take things where 2012’s ‘Effigies of Evil’ had left off and run with them even deeper into Hell. As it looks like, 2014 is going to be a busy year for the Hooded ones. And they couldn’t have started it with a better and more frightening release…

 

 

KALDERA

Band:LURK
Album:KALDERA
Label:DOOMENTIA
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

The four individuals hidden behind that ugly and ferocious monster known as LURK don’t like tags. Not only because it’d make them look as if they were actually looking at other bands for inspiration but also because it’d limit them. Sure thing, the words ‘dark’ and ‘fucking heavy’ are the most common words uttered with both admiration and fear about them, closely followed by ‘doom’, ‘sludge’ and whatever else suggest a form of music that takes a special pride in crushing its listeners until nothing is left but a vulgar mass of mangled flesh. But even more than their self-titled debut album released two years ago on both TOTALRUST (CD version) and SVART (LP version), their new creation ‘Kaldera’ dares taking another step into the unknown… As they’re saying themselves, over the last two years, strengthened by multiple shows in their native Finland and around their home base of Tampere, they have developed into “a more complex beast, collecting more shades into our palette. The shifting, raw and at times very spontaneous manifestation of musical ideas is still the key, accompanying the determined and slow, crushing sounds of our doom.” Hell, there’s even shades of melody to be found in those dark ruins dedicated to humanity’s failure. But first and foremost, what those eight tracks will prove with a hammer is how bloody catchy LURK has become. Even if they might evoke to some a CROWBAR LP played at the half of its normal speed or maybe the depressing rumblings of ZATOKREV, those are just almost random points as LURK sound like no-one...but LURK. Enter ‘Kaldera’ at your own peril!

 

 

KALDERA CD

Band:LURK
Album:KALDERA CD
Label:DOOMENTIA
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

The four individuals hidden behind that ugly and ferocious monster known as LURK don’t like tags. Not only because it’d make them look as if they were actually looking at other bands for inspiration but also because it’d limit them. Sure thing, the words ‘dark’ and ‘fucking heavy’ are the most common words uttered with both admiration and fear about them, closely followed by ‘doom’, ‘sludge’ and whatever else suggest a form of music that takes a special pride in crushing its listeners until nothing is left but a vulgar mass of mangled flesh. But even more than their self-titled debut album released two years ago on both TOTALRUST (CD version) and SVART (LP version), their new creation ‘Kaldera’ dares taking another step into the unknown… As they’re saying themselves, over the last two years, strengthened by multiple shows in their native Finland and around their home base of Tampere, they have developed into “a more complex beast, collecting more shades into our palette. The shifting, raw and at times very spontaneous manifestation of musical ideas is still the key, accompanying the determined and slow, crushing sounds of our doom.” Hell, there’s even shades of melody to be found in those dark ruins dedicated to humanity’s failure. But first and foremost, what those eight tracks will prove with a hammer is how bloody catchy LURK has become. Even if they might evoke to some a CROWBAR LP played at the half of its normal speed or maybe the depressing rumblings of ZATOKREV, those are just almost random points as LURK sound like no-one...but LURK. Enter ‘Kaldera’ at your own peril!

 

 

INTERMENT / BRUTALLY DECEASED

Band:INTERNMENT / BRUTALLY DECEASED
Album:INTERMENT / BRUTALLY DECEASED
Label:DOOMENTIA
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

From one Swedish devotee to the actual thing… While BRUTALLY DECEASED are left emulating the sound of yore, INTERMENT don’t even need to bother on the other hand, simply because they were there to witness it firsthand as they formed as back as 1988 in Avesta, Sweden. And ever since they got back together in 2002 after a long hiatus, those seasoned veterans from CENTINEX, DEMONICAL or DELLAMORTE (among many others) have proven that unlike others, they haven’t deviated from their initial course. Proof being those three new tracks (including a reworking of an old song from their first demo, “Cranial Putrefaction”), the first ones since the recording three years of the ‘Into The Crypts Of Blasphemy’ album. Another sonic assault once again supervised by Peter Bjärgö from CRYPT OF KERBEROS. Although this was initially due to be out on Lavadome Productions, DOOMENTIA is damn proud of having the honour to release this split in the most classic sense of the word. Hail Swedeath!!!

 

 

FAITH EXTINGUISHER

Band:BARBARIAN
Album:FAITH EXTINGUISHER
Label:DOOMENTIA
Format:CD
Genre:Thrash/Crossover Metal

BARBARIAN could have easily carried on raping CELTIC FROST’s vintage heritage without anybody complaining… After all, when their selftitled demo from 2010 was repressed on a luxurious vinyl by DOOMENTIA, the maniacs worldwide who always kept an eye open by any new sign of life by other Tom G. Warrior’s fanatic devotees like WARHAMMER or APOCALYPTIC RAIDS welcome them with open arms, and rightfully so. Still, by the time their split with BUNKER 66 dropped in 2012, you could tell something was up in the air… Rest assured, ‘Faith Extinguisher’ is still 666% pure BARBARIAN. Recorded last January, the seven tracks included in their first proper fulllength live up to the band’s name. While the title-track is a kick in the face of the non-believers, ‘Total Metal’ leaves no room for misinterpretation that will get DESASTER fans on their knees and ‘Crux et Circenses’ crawls at an almost doomish pace. Overall, the album proves that although still firmly rooted in the sound of yore, BARBARIAN isn’t anymore just about giving ‘Morbid Tales’ a new lease of life. No, as dedicated as ever, they’re now proudly sporting the AWOSHM banner (‘Ageless Wave of Stubborn Heavy Metal’) as their declaration of intent. This album is a sermon of allegiance to ALL things metal the 80’s way. Those three Italians warriors of death are like the blood-thirsty berserker depicted on the cover of ‘Faith extinguisher’ by Shagrat from ACID WITCH: on a mission and ready to destroy everything and everyone standing in their way. Yes, this is regressive metal so die by the axe!

 

 

TOTEM.

Band:WHITE SUNS
Album:TOTEM.
Label:FLENSER
Format:CD
Genre:Avant-Garde

Brooklyn's White Suns has existed since 2006 and is comprised of members Kevin Barry, Dana Matthiessen and Rick Visser. White Suns have released two full-length albums - Waking In The Reservoir (UgExplode, 2011) and Sinews (Load, 2012) - along with a handful of small-run releases. Their material has received accolades from the New Yorker, SPIN, Pitchfork, and Tiny Mix Tapes among others. White Suns has extensively toured the U.S. and garnered a reputation as a threatening and intense live act. White Suns third album, Totems, is being released by SF-based dark music label The Flenser. Totems features, their signature onslaught but is tempered by deadened stares and slow-burn instrumentals. Renowned recording engineer Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, Swans, Foetus) provided documentation of the performance in is labyrinthine BC Studio compound

 

 

PALINGENESIS LP

Band:NEBELUNG
Album:PALINGENESIS LP
Label:TEMPLE OF TORTUROUS
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Folk

More than two years on the making, the release of PALINGENESIS defines a new era for NEBELUNG. Where its predecessors had been singing the hymn of autumn and night by the means of simply structured melancholic folk songs, PALINGENESIS takes on a different approach, transcending the boundaries of lyrics and song, sparing light and reason, and letting the music take on a direct and unaltered way to the depths of the subconscious. PALINGENESIS is a deep and transforming listen, with tracks built up like Mantras, tucking the listener into a dense and detailed tapestry of subtly woven, intertwining melodies and drones, rich in detail and structure, incorporating such a variety of acoustic instruments as both classical and steel stringed guitars, cello, accordion, indian harmonium, hammered dulcimer, glass harp, percussion and voice. LTD LP.

 

 

FODZLEPIJNAN

Band:HAMNSKIFTE
Album:FODZLEPIJNAN
Label:MYRKR
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

First record from a mysterious Swedish duo, whose sound is inspired by, according to the band themselves, Burzum, Earth and Trollmann Av Ildtoppberg. Drone and ultimately slow meditative Black Metal with hypnotic medieval folk melodies recorded with guitars, drums, bass, organ, bodhran drum, bells and some self-invented percussion instruments.

“This is gorgeously haunting slab of medieval droning slowcore mystery and abstract slow motion post rock dronescapery” – Aquarius Records

 

 

FODZLEPIJNAN LP

Band:HAMNSKIFTE
Album:FODZLEPIJNAN LP
Label:MYRKR
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

First record from a mysterious Swedish duo, whose sound is inspired by, according to the band themselves, Burzum, Earth and Trollmann Av Ildtoppberg. Drone and ultimately slow meditative Black Metal with hypnotic medieval folk melodies recorded with guitars, drums, bass, organ, bodhran drum, bells and some self-invented percussion instruments.

“This is gorgeously haunting slab of medieval droning slowcore mystery and abstract slow motion post rock dronescapery” – Aquarius Records

LTD LP

 

 

THE BLASPHEMER...

Band:GOATCRAFT
Album:THE BLASPHEMER...
Label:ATMF
Format:CD
Genre:Drone/Ambient

After the underground success of GOATCRAFT's 2013 debut All For Naught, Lonegoat is back with its best and most mature work to date: The Blasphemer, a concept album themed around the works of the famous English painter and poet William Blake. The heart of the record is probably The Great Red Dragon symphony dedicated to Blake's series of watercolours with the same title, inspired by chapters 12 and 13 of the Book of Revelation (Apocalypse).

 

 

PULVIS ET UMBRA LP

Band:SURTR
Album:PULVIS ET UMBRA LP
Label:ALTSPHERE
Format:LP
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Born in 2009 of a cooled fire sparkle evicted from the black Giant’s sword, Surtr unleash a dark atmosphere of traditional doom metal. Hitting the bleeding ground left by doom metal forefathers, the band launched early 2011 its first dark-narco-epical effort under the name World of Doom. After a bunch of shows across France and Germany, Surtr entered studio to record its new album. Pulvis et Umbra collected seven original and always more doom inspired, tracks. With epical hymns praising the return to dust and slow-down odes worshipping shadow, the French power trio second album is the tombstone of the contemporary and modern world. Stationed, guarding the frontier of the realm of doom metal, Surtr is now more than never ready to set the world on fire.

LP WITH CD - For fans of COUNT RAVEN, BLACK SABBATH, CANDLEMASS, SAINT VITUS

 

 

PLANETARY SCALE HYPNOSIS

Band:PULSE EMITTER
Album:PLANETARY SCALE HYPNOSIS
Label:METAL POSTCARD
Format:CD
Genre:Dance/Electronica

A double CD package collecting the best of 10 + years of releases by Chicago born and now Portland OR (USA) based electronic musician “Pulse Emitter”

 

 

TURKISH DELIGHT

Band:CLEAN PLATE
Album:TURKISH DELIGHT
Label:METAL POSTCARD
Format:LP
Genre:Dance/Electronica

LP Gatefold Sleeve – new album from Philadelphia based Electronic act who have released a number of well received electronic albums over the last 20 years . They have just been featured in DJ magazine (Jan 2014) and did a mix for CLASH magazine in December.

 

 

DOG YEARS

Band:THE WOOLEN MEN
Album:DOG YEARS
Label:METAL POSTCARD
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Proto Punk

A CD package collecting the early singles and EP’s by Portland OR (USA) band The Woolen Men

 

 

TAKING SHIP

Band:GUDRID HANSDOTTIR
Album:TAKING SHIP
Label:BESTE! UNTERHALTUNG
Format:CD
Genre:Folk

Fourth album of Faroese Folk.

Gudrid sings poems of Heinrich Heine.

 

 

WITH HUGH FRASER

Band:MIKE ALLEN QUARTET
Album:WITH HUGH FRASER
Label:CELLAR LIVE
Format:CD
Genre:JAZZ/JAZZ ROCK

Get Back is a funky New Orleans inspired blues with an ostinato bass line and a modern angular-sounding melody played in unison and modal harmony between the horns. Labyrinth is a medium-up swinger with a harmonic landscape that features Coltrane's trademark chord progression. Like Countdown, Giant Steps and 26-2, there are very few "means of escape" when improvising over this tune. Adam takes a solo on the bass that defies the odds. Modalitee is an up-tempo modal swinger that uses a lot of contrary motion and sudden dynamic changes crafted into the arrangement.

 

 

GOODNIGHT NEW YORK

Band:CAUGHT IN A TRAP
Album:GOODNIGHT NEW YORK
Label:DEMONS RUN AMOK
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

CAUGHT IN A TRAP was formed in 2005 in Queens NYC where they released 2 Demos and a Full Length since then… In 2013 the band returned to the studio, this time with Glen Lorieo behind the board. Glen has engineered and produced many hardcore bands including YUPPICIDE, NO REDEEMING SOCIAL VALUE, BILLY CLUB SANDWICH, CROWN OF THORNS, and MAXIMUM PENALTY. Filled with “piss and vinegar” in response to the current political, economic and gentrification of their hometown of NYC, CAUGHT IN A TRAP recorded “Goodnight New York”. While sticking to their roots as a “straight up” hardcore band, songs like “Easy Come, Easy Go” shows that CAUGHT IN A TRAP can move a bit out of the “box” showing the many musical influences the working class streets of NY have taught them.

 

 

LONGHENA

Band:GRIDLINK
Album:LONGHENA
Label:SELFMADEGOD
Format:CD
Genre:Grindcore

The last ever Gridlink album!

RIYL Discordance Axis and Antigama

 

 

FUTURE NEGATIVE FANTASY

Band:SHADOWDANCE
Album:FUTURE NEGATIVE FANTASY
Label:ROCK IT UP
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

US Power Metal band SHADOWDANCE set to release second full length album "Future Negative Fantasy" imminently via Rock It Up Records (Germany). Dark, aggressive Power Metal with Progressive elements, "Future Negative Fantasy" will appeal to fans of ICED EARTH, NEVERMORE, BLOODBOUND, COMMUNIC & EIDOLON and features 11 new studio tracks with Santeri Kallio of AMORPHIS as very special guest.

 

 

CRASH OCEAN

Band:LA CHATTE
Album:CRASH OCEAN
Label:TSUNAMI ADDICTION
Format:CD
Genre:Post Punk

The three-headed musical creature La Chatte was born in 2003 in Paris, formed by Stéphane Argillet aka Stereovoid, visual and sound artist, Vava Dudu, a pluridisciplinary artist and fashion designer, and Nicolas Jorio, a polymorphous musician. After releasing a first auto-produced "pink" album in 2004, they focused on live performance crossing roads all over Europe. They released two album with Tsunami Addiction, "Bastet" (2011) and "Crash Ocean" (2013). The sound of La Chatte was shaped on stage through numerous improvised live sessions, incidental mix of techniques and accidental connivances. Most of their songs, even when temporarily fixed on record still evolves, change of form, forget their intention or die as natural living creatures. Aquatic guitar inspirations, extreme expressionist singing and crystalline electronics geometries lead La Chatte along winding, deliquescent and wild music paths.

 

 

ATLAS.

Band:KID NORTH
Album:ATLAS.
Label:TSUNAMI ADDICTION
Format:CD
Genre:Indie/Shoegaze

Kid North is an indie-rock band from Paris, France. Started as Mathieu Artu‘s solo project (RQTN), Kid North quickly became a real band with the arrival of Axel Dallou (Radius System) on bass, Gregory Hoepffner (Radius System, Dawnshape) on drums, and Gary Royant (Admiral’s Arms) on guitar. Kid North released their first EP in early 2011, written and performed by Mathieu Artu. Press described Kid North as a solid contender for the likes of Phoenix (Magic RPM), Foals (Rock One) and Friendly Fires (Beardrock). Kid North are currently working hard on their first LP. And to enlarge the sound spectrum of the band, Antoine Ollivier (Dawnshape) joined Kid North in October 2011 in order to fill their keyboard needs.

 

 

PUCE MOMENT

Band:PUCE MOMENT
Album:PUCE MOMENT
Label:TSUNAMI ADDICTION
Format:CD
Genre:Dance/Electronica

Puce Moment is both the sum of a singular journey, fueled by forays into dance and cinema - a confirmation of their simply unreal abilities - and the beginning of a long and disturbing procession. Their next step will be the stage for which the group is preparing a set modeled after their music: blazing, poisonous, untouchable, but always human.

 

 

E.P.

Band:CLAUDE VIOLANTE
Album:E.P.
Label:TSUNAMI ADDICTION
Format:VINYL EP
Genre:Indie/Shoegaze

Claude Violante is part of the duet Parisian band Haussmann Claude Violante is a talented and eminent producer & writer. Incredible melodies are coming out of her mouth. She multiplies musical escapes and doesn’t hesitate to venture on the warmest grounds preferably under a tropical sun.

Claude Violante's influences : The Doors, Marvin Gaye, Elliott Smith, Kate Bush, Ladies of the Canyon, Candi Staton, The Pretenders, PJ Harvey, Joy Division, Horace Andy, Cocteau Twins, DAF...

 

 

MENSCH

Band:MENSCH
Album:MENSCH
Label:TSUNAMI ADDICTION
Format:LP
Genre:Rock

Mensch, formed in early 2010, is a duo composed of Vale Poher and Carine Di Vita. A new rock project : the result was MENSCH. Bass / Guitar / Keyboards and Beatboxes, aerial vocals and catchy tunes. The duo combines rock, kraut, pop, afrobeat & new wave, all of which make up the Mensch sound… somewhere between LCD Soundsystem and Blondie… let’s dance and die !

 

 

LABILE

Band:WE ARE WAVES
Album:LABILE
Label:MEMORIAL
Format:CD
Genre:Indie/Shoegaze

Alternative / Electro

RIYL Joy Division, Cure, Sisters, Crystal Castles

 

 

PRELUDE

Band:SHATTERED EYES
Album:PRELUDE
Label:AMPUTATED VEIN
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Brutal Tijuana Death Metal

Features bassist from Disgorge

 

 

CONSUMING THE MORGUE REMAINS REISSUE

Band:DEVOUR THE UNBORN
Album:CONSUMING THE MORGUE REMAINS REISSUE
Label:AMPUTATED VEIN
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

El Paso Death Metal 

Feat. Ex-Dragging Entrails and Vulvectomy members.

 

 

VENGEANCE OF THE ENSLAVED

Band:BLOODY DONATION
Album:VENGEANCE OF THE ENSLAVED
Label:ROAR
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

For fans of CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE, OBITUARY AND SEPULTURA.

Greek Death Metal.

 

 

THE FIELDS OF TRAUMA

Band:FRAIL GROUNDS
Album:THE FIELDS OF TRAUMA
Label:HOSTILE MEDIA
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

True Norwegian Heavy Prog Metal.

Features Oyvind Larsen of Withem / Illusion Suite.

 

 

THE TEMPLE OF THE MIND

Band:DET VIDAAPNE GAP
Album:THE TEMPLE OF THE MIND
Label:ARCHAIC SOUND
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Side-project of Nevresch from Norwegian Black Metal band HAT  

For fans of Scandinavian and French occult Black Metal.

 

 

THE LAST WINTER

Band:WINTERCULT
Album:THE LAST WINTER
Label:ARCHAIC SOUND
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Russian Black Metal / Shoegaze.

RIYL Nyktalgia and Silencer.

 

 

MANTHE

Band:DEADLY CARNAGE
Album:MANTHE
Label:ATMF
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Post Black / Dark Metal

RIYL Jesu and Alcest.

 

 

SUNSTONE VOYAGER AND THE CLANDESTINE HORIZON

Band:BLOODWAY
Album:SUNSTONE VOYAGER AND THE CLANDESTINE HORIZON
Label:ATMF
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Atmospheric Black Metal.

For fans of Wolves in the Throne Room...

 

 

VIGILS OF THE 3RD EYE

Band:HOWLS OF EBB
Album:VIGILS OF THE 3RD EYE
Label:ATMF
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Cryptic atmospheric Black Metal

For fans of extreme and visionary musical summa.

 

 


 
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