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May 6, 2021, 4:31 am

 

INTO THE CRYOSPHERE

Band:THE HOWLING WIND
Album:INTO THE CRYOSPHERE
Label:Profound Lore
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Formed by former Thralldom / current Unearthly Trance mastermind Ryan Lipynsky after the demise of Thralldom, “Into The Cryosphere” is a harsh and primal journey through the deadly and cold terrain of the almighty realm of Antarctica. But unlike the world where a band like Immortal from Norway paint of said realm, one which makes Antarctica look like something from the point of view of a WWE Wrestler, The Howling Wind’s introverted and occult-based take on the atmosphere of Antarctica with their new album is a barren vision filtered through a noisy, doom-filled, harsh, and extreme old school black metal pedigree that takes cue from such legends as BATHORY, CELTIC FROST/HELLHAMMER, DARKTHRONE, and AUTOPSY, all while upholding Lipynsky’s signature style he conjured with Unearthly Trance and Thralldom.

 

 

WHEN ALL BECAME NONE

Band:COFFINWORM
Album:WHEN ALL BECAME NONE
Label:Profound Lore
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Incorporating many elements of extreme metal, where the likes of the three dominant genres of underground metal that help shape Coffinworm’s sound, namely sludge, black metal, and doom metal merge together to create what will undoubtedly go down as one of the darkest and most evil sludge metal albums ever recorded. Through thick walls of reverb, feedback, and massive sounding riffs that build a monolithic rhythm section heavy enough to shift the fault lines of the earth, along with singer Dave Brits’ throat searing vokill assault, the sound that Coffinworm conjure carries the weight of a diabolical storm that embodies a vile-sounding mix of EYEHATEGOD, DEATHSPELL OMEGA, and UNEARTHLY TRANCE to create a prophetic aura of terror. “When All Became None” (named by Terrorizer magazine as one of the most anticipated releases of 2010) is an album that will stand as one of the heaviest, most destructive and powerful releases of the year. Captured down to tape by Sanford Parker , “When All Became None” is an epic sonic apocalyptic nightmare of unholy proportions that delivers to the utmost devastating and blasphemous effect. The downfall and destruction of humanity is at hand and “When All Became None” shall serve as its soundtrack.

 

 

TEXAS FLASHBACKS VOL 1-6

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:TEXAS FLASHBACKS VOL 1-6
Label:PSYCHIC CIRCLE
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

The Lone Star State was home to a disproportionate number of fine garage, psych and punk bands in the 1960s. This stupendous boxed set gathers together no fewer than 95 of their greatest moments, culled from some of the rarest singles ever issued. Complete with a packed booklet (featuring discographies, rare pictures and background info) it’s a truly essential purchase for all fans of snarling, snotty, sneering rock and roll. This packed 6 CD boxed set has been Digitally remastered and features all 6 of the legendary old vinyl compilations in one box on cd for the first time.

This a MUST for all Garage/Psych and 13th Floor Elevators fans!

 

 

THE FIRST ERA 1996-2002

Band:ARCANA
Album:THE FIRST ERA 1996-2002
Label:cyclic law
Format:CD BOX SET
Genre:Drone/Ambient

Very few bands evoke such awe and inspiration than this Swedish act driven by the now legendary talent of Peter Bjärgö. ARCANA have been pillars and always at the forefront of the so called Neo Classical / Heavenly Voices movement with their poignant, ethereal and medieval inspired music.

This 4CD box set includes the first 4 albums with bonus tracks taken from various compilations and mini albums covering the early days of this unique act. The first 3 albums have also been carefully ReMastered, "Dark Age Of Reason" by Peter Bjärgö and the "Cantar De Procella" and "...The Last Embrace" albums by Frederic Arbour.

4 CDs housed in separate sleeves, 40 pages Booklet relating Arcana's early days all packaged in a rigid cardboard box. Limited edition of 2000 copies.

 

 

THE WAY I FELL IN

Band:THE MORNING OF
Album:THE WAY I FELL IN
Label:LAB RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:Alt Rock

'The Way I Fell In' is the eagerly anticipated sophomore album from New York pop-rock quintet The Morning Of. Comprising the duel vocals of Jessica Leplon and Justin Wiley and produced by Jim Wirt (No Doubt, Incubus, Hoobstank), a full press and radio campaign is set to see the band become the latest crossover success in the UK and US alike.

 

 

REMINISCENCE

Band:LANDSCAPES
Album:REMINISCENCE
Label:BROKEN NIGHT
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

After a fantastic response from both press and fans to Landscapes self titled demo. The band return with their amazing debut EP, Reminiscence, available in May through Broken Night Records. Since the bands formation in early 2009 they have quickly gained respect in the UK hardcore scene. After playing many successful shows with the likes of Lewd Acts, Gold Kids, More Than Life and as well as being hand picked by The Legacy to play their final shows. The band headed into Crows Nest Studio to record the 6 tracks that became Reminiscence. After completing a successful European tour at the end of 2009 the band have already planned their return in April 2010, to build anticipation prior to the release.

 

 

TIDES

Band:ALTAR OF PLAGUES
Album:TIDES
Label:BURNING WORLD
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Burning World Records is proud to announce that Irish organic black metal horde Altar of Plagues has recorded a new 2 song EP titled Tides on Burning World Records. The EP was mixed by Mell Dettmer of Sunn o))) and Wolves in the Throne Room fame.

Altar of Plagues: “We have completed work on our new EP, entitled “Tides”. “Tides” is comprised of two tracks; “Atlantic Light” (15:45) and “The Weight of All” (19:45). Inspiration was drawn almost entirely from the power and energy of the Atlantic Ocean. The product is what we believe to be our ‘darkest’ material. Perhaps this may also be attributed to it being the first material we have written and recorded in winter (and a particularly harsh one).”

Check out the stream on the Terrorizer website!

 

 

TIDES LP

Band:ALTAR OF PLAGUES
Album:TIDES LP
Label:BURNING WORLD
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Black Metal

Burning World Records is proud to announce that Irish organic black metal horde Altar of Plagues has recorded a new 2 song EP titled Tides on Burning World Records. The EP was mixed by Mell Dettmer of Sunn o))) and Wolves in the Throne Room fame.

Altar of Plagues: “We have completed work on our new EP, entitled “Tides”. “Tides” is comprised of two tracks; “Atlantic Light” (15:45) and “The Weight of All” (19:45). Inspiration was drawn almost entirely from the power and energy of the Atlantic Ocean. The product is what we believe to be our ‘darkest’ material. Perhaps this may also be attributed to it being the first material we have written and recorded in winter (and a particularly harsh one).”

MASSIVELY LTD VINYL LP PRESSING ! - Check out the stream on the Terrorizer website!

 

 

LIVE AT ROADBURN 2009 LP

Band:CHURCH OF MISERY
Album:LIVE AT ROADBURN 2009 LP
Label:ROADBURN
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Everybody’s favorite Japanese stoner/sludge outfit Church of Misery release their 2009 night show at Roadburn on LP The set was recorded on multi track and was mixed and mastered by Marcel van de Vondervoort of Torture Garden Studio. After releases by Wolves in the Throne Room (2008) and Year of no Light (2008), Church of Misery Live at Roadburn 2009 will be the third installment in our live series. Capture a glimpse of this unholy show on LTD Vinyl LP.

 

 

GUILTY PLEASURE

Band:BAYONETTES
Album:GUILTY PLEASURE
Label:Deranged
Format:VINYL 7\\\"
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

The long delayed last BAYONETTES 7” featuring two songs, one of which was produced by Martin Farkas from Career Suicide. This was meant to have come out for the band’s last tour a few years ago but there were a number of delays. Limited to 300 copies.

EXCLAIM - "Toronto's reigning kings and queens of pop‐tinged punk rock make a full tilt return with their new EP, We're Doomed, which sees the band firing up the same melodic fervour and monumental hyperactivity that garnered the Bayonettes acclaim in the underground with their previous Deranged release, Stuck in This Rut."

 

 

DEMO 7\\\\\\\\

Band:BURNING LOVE
Album:DEMO 7\\\\\\\\
Label:Deranged
Format:VINYL 7\\\"
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

The first vinyl offering from Toronto’s BURNING LOVE featuring Chris Colohan (CURSED, LEFT FOR DEAD, RUINATION) on vocals. Originally released as a limited cassette demo in 2009, and now available on vinyl. Definitely more punk than CURSED but still rooted in stoner / doomy metal and hardcore. 4 originals and one cover. 2nd 7” and LP coming out soonish on DERANGED and a full USA and Canadian tour later this year.

 

 

NEW PEOPLE MAKE US NERVOUS

Band:STATUES
Album:NEW PEOPLE MAKE US NERVOUS
Label:Deranged
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

The repress of their solid NEW PEOPLE MAKE US NERVOUS album is available again ! They are doing a 2nd European tour this spring and the new album is also going into production shortly.

Maximumrocknroll 285 - "A welcome new discovery for me. Mining the same updated poppunk / powerpop/ modpunk vein as SMALLTOWN or current faves TRANZMITORS, with the hint of a less snotty BRIEFS and a literary JAWBREAKER esque quality to the lyrics. Great stuff, recorded well and with great catchy choruses. Sounds authentic but not retro. Eight songs at 45RPM for max. auditory effect."

 

 

ATLANTA

Band:WHITE LUNG
Album:ATLANTA
Label:Deranged
Format:VINYL 7\\\\\\\"
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

The third 7” from Vancouver’s WHITE LUNG featuring 3 new songs. More of the same excellent Riot Grrrl meets early UK punk. LP and touring during the summer of 2010.

WIRE MAGAZINE 289 by Byron Coley - "Great Vancouver punk quartet that combines a sort of classic West Coast punk vocal sneer with early Riot Grrrl articulation and sheets of throbbing post-core guitar. At their best they sound like Bikini Kill doing a cover of Minor Threat's cover of Wire's 12XU."

 

 

IN JAPAN

Band:HUMAN BEINZ
Album:IN JAPAN
Label:Sunbeam
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

Though their fortunes waned in America following their January 1968 top ten hit Nobody But Me, The Human Beinz remained big stars in Japan, where they flew for a promo visit in March 1969. Unbeknownst to their fans, they had already agreed to split following the visit – and unbeknownst to the band, an album of live performances taped on the tour was issued in Japan shortly after their return to America. Long established as one of the rarest records in the world, it makes its CD debut here, complete with detailed liner notes and a new interview with guitarist Ting Markulin, and shows them to have been as fine a psychedelic garage band onstage as they were in the studio.

 

 

TASTING THE LIFE - LIVE 1971 LP

Band:MIGHTY BABY
Album:TASTING THE LIFE - LIVE 1971 LP
Label:Sunbeam
Format:DOUBLE VINYL
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

Mighty Baby are one of the best-loved bands to have emerged from Britain’s late 1960s underground, and this is the fullest live record of them in existence. Taped as they opened for Quintessence at Malvern’s Winter Gardens on Saturday February 20th 1971, the set finds the quintet poised between the driving psychedelia of their 1969 debut and the more contemplative sound of their second and final album, A Jug Of Love. It’s rounded off by two tracks recorded at Glastonbury in June of the same year, and comes complete with a booklet featuring rare images and notes from band members Ian Whiteman and Mike Evans, making it an essential artefact for the Babe’s many admirers.

Holy grail for UK psych fans, Previously unheard live performance, Two rare bonus tracks, Lavishly illustrated gatefold sleeve complete with liner notes and special insert containing rare concert handbills and rare pictures.

 

 

MIND EXPANDERS VOLUME 3

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:MIND EXPANDERS VOLUME 3
Label:Past And Present
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

This series just gets better and better. We think you'll agree, our Dutch compiler has pulled out all the stops for this, Volume 3; offering up the rarest, most funky, weird and downright excellent instrumental tracks in existence. From the voodoo intro to the lilting finish there's every mindexpanding vibe in between, a cosmic blast of psychedelic, exotic, go‐go, groovy tunes with lots of strings, tribal beats and fuzzed out guitars and some gorgeous vocal harmonies. It's beyond words, just listen!

Track Listing 1. The Hard Rockers ‐ Afro Rock 2. Popcorn Rebellion ‐ Gina 3. Delfini ‐ Porphecy 4. Satisfaction ‐ Gregory Shant 5. Les Guitares de Dimanche ‐ The Beat Goes On 6. Electric Max Band ‐ Knives, Feathers and Fire 7. Bernard Gérard ‐ Le Crocodile Porte Clé 8. Zoo ‐ Fungus 9. The Electric Tomorrow ‐ Sugarcube 10. Greenlight ‐ Number One 11. Beatniks ‐ Fernost 12. Damned ‐ Theta 13. Peter Pan and the Good Fairies ‐ Kaleidoscope 14. Yan Tregger ‐ Bubble Bubble 15. Rimington ‐ Dragon Child 16. Up´n Adam ‐ Rainmaker

 

 

PICCADILLY SUNSHINE VOLUME 3

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:PICCADILLY SUNSHINE VOLUME 3
Label:Past And Present
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

The Piccadilly Sunshine series sets foot into the deep and wonderous valleys of British Pop music culture. Daring to bring forth the once overlooked and sadly neglected songs that were laid to waste in a saturated wonderland of suburban teenage pop. Join us as we tip‐toe barefoot and trip through the late 1960s and early ’70s in Great Britain’s vast and glorious, cultural dustbin. Stepping amongst the twenty flower‐powered trippers presented here, together we shall lovingly restore them to their former glory. Let us continue…

TRACK LISTING 1. HOWARD WALKER FEAT. THE BOMBTHROWERS Love Will Find A Way 2. PAUL SLADE Remember Daphne 3. ALAN DAVID Oh What A Naughty Man 4. THE SPECTRUM London Bridge Is Falling Down 5. DAVE JUSTIN Lincoln Green 6. PYTHAGORAS THEOREM Free Like Me 7. DEAD SEA FRUIT Kensington High Street 8. STUDIO SIX I Can’t Sleep 9. MIGHTY JOE YOUNG By My Side 10. TIM ANDREWS and PAUL KORDA Waiter, Get Me A Drink 11. JIMINY CRIKITT Isabella 12. CUPIDS INSPIRATION Look At Me 13. J. A. FREEDMAN Dance With The Man In The Teapot 14. EPISODE SIX Lucky Sunday 15. JERRY ST. CLAIR Mrs. Jensen Sits Alone 16. DUKES NOBLEMEN Thank You For Your Loving 17.THE SPECTRUM Portobello Road 18.JOHN BRYANT She’s In Need Of Love 19. OTTILIE PATTERSON Spring Song

 

 

FRIEND`S FRIEND`S FRIEND`S

Band:AUDIENCE
Album:FRIEND`S FRIEND`S FRIEND`S
Label:TIMELESS
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Re-issues

Limited edition vinyl re-issue of classic audience album.

TRACK LISTING 1. Nothing You Do (4:38) 2. Belladonna Moonshine (2:40) 3. It Brings a Tear (2:55) 4. Raid (8:44) 5. Rigth on Their Side (5:24) 6. Ebony Variations (5:29) 7. Priestess (6:14) 8. Friends, Friends, Friend (3:28) 9. The Big Spell (3:03)

 

 

SING BROTHER SING

Band:EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND
Album:SING BROTHER SING
Label:TIMELESS
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Re-issues

LIMITED EDITION VINYL RE-ISSUE OF CLASSIC BROUGHTONS ALBUM.

TRACK LIST 1) There’s No Vibrations But Wait 2) The Moth: The Moth/People/Peter 3) Momma’s Reward (Keep Them Freaks A-Rollin’) 4) Refugee 5) Officer Dan 6) Old Gopher 7) Aphrodite 8) Granma 9) Psychopath: The Psychopath/Is for Butterflies 10) It’s Falling Away

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Band:FAMILY
Album:ENTERTAINMENT
Label:TIMELESS
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Re-issues

LTD EDITION VINYL LP OF CLASSIC FAMILY LP.

TRACK LISTING 1. The Weaver’s Answer - 5:01 2. Observations From A Hill - 3:11 3. Hung Up Down - 3:12 4. Summer ’67 - 3:18 5. How-Hi-The-Li - 4:58 6. Second Generation Woman - 3:13 7. From Past Archives - 3:21 8. Dim - 2:32 9. Procession - 2:49 10. Face In The Cloud - 2:53 11. Emotions - 5:12

 

 

CTD

Band:CALL THE DOCTOR
Album:CTD
Label:Glasstone
Format:CD
Genre:Alt Rock

Described by NME magazine as "Jerky girly post-punk", CALL THE DOCTOR were born out of a mutual love of danceable, but dirty guitar. CALL THE DOCTOR recorded their mini album in Bermondsey, south London. CALL THE DOCTOR are musically strongly influenced most notably by acts such as Neil young, Pixies, Blondie, PJ Harvey, The Kills & the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Touring the UK this summer...

 

 

SILHOUETTES AND SINNERS

Band:ELEVENTH APPARITION
Album:SILHOUETTES AND SINNERS
Label:Glasstone
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Eleventh Apparition formed in Wales in 2007 quickly rose high in the Welsh Metal scene with their energetic brand of metal and epic melody. Never restricting themselves to any one sub-genre, Eleventh Apparition construct their songs for the listener, and through doing so create the music that they want to hear. "We want more than anything to make a metal record, with amazing ranges and techniques vocal wise, shredding guitar with more than the average metal riffage, and epic arena like drumming. We never think that we have to be the heaviest band or the most technical band, but if it sounds good we'll play it." Eleventh Apparition recorded their debut Mini Album, 'Silhouettes & Sinners' at Sonic One Studios and have taken to the live circuit with bands such as Exit Ten, Fei Comodo, The Morning After, The Casino Brawl, Seven Year Kismet and Nato.

For Fans of: Killswitch Engage, Metallica, Thrice, All That Remains, Iron Maiden, Machine Head, Lamb Of God, UnderOath, Alexisonfire

 

 

GONNA SPREAD HARD DRUGS...

Band:SYLVESTER STALINE
Album:GONNA SPREAD HARD DRUGS...
Label:Bones Brigade
Format:CD
Genre:Grindcore

Sylvester Staline are unreliable boozed lazy dudes, but when it comes to power violence, Sylvester Staline means intensity, unpredictable attitude, fast and furious tunes topped with some of the worst tastes ever in terms of lyrics, topics and song titles. All of this combined is making this pack of junkies one of the leading forces of the genre. In almost a decade of activity Sylvester Staline released splits with bands such as US Magrudergrind, Inside Conflict and their label mate FUBAR and Joe Pesci.

For fans of AC, Infest, Fuck On The Beach, Hellnation, Asshole Parade, Joe Pesci Etc.

 

 

LEAVING PARIS

Band:HANGMANS CHAIR
Album:LEAVING PARIS
Label:Bones Brigade
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Hangman’s Chair was born out of France’s Es La Guerilla’s demise. Keeping the same themes, the five piece combo peeks through our vices and dark sides. The filthy moisture of the guitars, the unhealthy heaviness of the rhythm section, drug experiencing and depression are still dealt and dealt with throughout the music. But from now on it will be hand in hand with a more personal and melodic singing. Since it’s inception, the band has been picked up by Bones Brigade records who put out their debut release, a split CD with France’s Eibon in ‘07, soon followed by the band’s debut full-length album, “(a lament for) The addict”.

For Fans of Down, Broken Clown, My Dying Bride, Shining

 

 

010

Band:JESUS CROST
Album:010
Label:Bones Brigade
Format:CD
Genre:Grindcore

Jesus Cröst started around 1997 with two members, 13 and 10. Built during this first era of the band’s existence, their unpredictable character would never change with the following years.

On tour in 2010 around the United Kingdom with Active minds and The Bog People Fast hooligan core power violence with shifted vocals - For fans of Yacöpsae, FUBAR, Active Minds and football.

 

 

THE XTC OF SWALLOWING

Band:LAST DAYS OF HUMANITY
Album:THE XTC OF SWALLOWING
Label:Bones Brigade
Format:CD
Genre:Grindcore

At the beginning, Last Days Of Humanity consisted of only two vocalists (Erwin and Hans). Their music was originally crafted by using by two screaming voices that were deformed by a pitch shifter. In 1990, a more traditional band setup was formed when the first real gig of Last Days of Humanity was planned. The band knew many line-up changes during their carrier searching for the fastest drummers and experimenting new levels of vocal distortion on each releases. Last Days Of Humanity over the years became the unchallenged masters of goregrind, ruled the whole genre for ten years and stopped at their most brutal heights, releasing four albums, a live album and a MCD (and a whole truckload of EPs, demos and so on) that will forever stay as the seminal releases of the genre.

For fans of Mortician, early Carcass, Regurgitate, Haemorrhage, Cattle Decapitation.

 

 

LIGHTS OUT

Band:OF SALT AND SWINE
Album:LIGHTS OUT
Label:INNERSTRENGTH
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Of Salt and Swine is an innovative, heavy, and appealing hardcore band based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, that are taking the metal/hardcore scene by storm. With an all-star line up of experienced musicians from around the Twin Cities, as well as some of the most creative writers in the scene heavily influenced by The Acacia Strain, For the Fallen Dreams and A Life Once Lost. Of Salt and Swine is poised to take over the ears of the Midwest hardcore scene and more. After signing to Innerstrength Records 5 months after their conception, and completing their highly anticipated album a month later, it's no wonder those who have heard Of Salt and Swine want more.

 

 

I DEFY

Band:I DEFY
Album:I DEFY
Label:MOTHER SHOULD KNOW
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

I Defy haven’t been around long at all only been together since October 2009, but amazingly they have already churned out their debut self-titled mini-album. Featuring ex members of Eternal Lord, Romeo Must Die, Machine Made God and As Winter Burns White as you can guess these guys know what they are doing.

In January 2010 I Defy had finally penned their debut release in the form of a 9 track EP. Reminiscent of the days where lyrical content was personal and heartfelt (both in melody and anger), the ‘I Defy’ Ep was made to be a personal and initiate release all based in concept created by the band. The concept being a unstable household, broken family and raw emotion. The material in the EP was created from personal experiences and emotions and then injected into this concept to make not just a good music but meaning- something which has been in decline over recent years in the music industry.

 

 

KEVIN SECONDS / MIKE SCOTT SPLIT

Band:KEVIN SECONDS AND MIKE SCOTT
Album:KEVIN SECONDS / MIKE SCOTT SPLIT
Label:FOND OF LIFE
Format:VINYL 7\\\"
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

The mighty 7 Seconds frontman Kevin Seconds and ex-Phinius Gage bassist Mike Scott share two acoustic punk songs each on this 7" on clear blue Vinyl.

Mike Scott’s trademark bleak vision is contrasted by the chin-up feeling of Kevin Seconds. The two are unusual bedfellows but this works. Seconds’ half of the split offers up some seriously posi vibes as well as a sunshine dip in the pools of relaxed and easy-going calm. By comparison, Scott is dejected, apathetic and purposefully lethargic.

 

 

SIMBIOSI

Band:GRAMOPHONE ALLSTARS
Album:SIMBIOSI
Label:LIQUIDATOR MUSIC
Format:CD
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

Jamaican music and jazz grooves is the sound of Simbiosi, the second album from The Gramophone Allstars from Barcelona. TGA we founded by saxophone player Genís Bou, who combines musical talent and young musicians. The great female singer Judit Neddermann and the double bass player Vic Moliner, are two young musicians with a notable projection in the jazz scene in Catalunya and Spain. Also featured on this album are some other great musical talents like Joan Díaz and Jon Robles, recognized musicians from the spanish jazz scene. Simbiosi blends, with elegance and sophisticated arrangements, TGA’s own compositions, some soul covers and, mostly, jazz standards versions. However, there is also room for improvisation. After one year and a half of hard work, the band has recorded a studio album playing live, all together, as the jazz band’s tradition. Raised as a tribute to the vinyl, Simbiosi is divided in two different “sides” which have a different personality, separated by and short improvised interlude. The first “side”, Aromes Jamaicanes (Jamaican Flavor), is TGA’s Jamaican face, the music they are devoted to since they started as a band, while the second side, Atmosferes Jazzisitiques (Jazzy Atmospheres), represents a personal part, more singular, with a lot of jazz harmonies, refined arrangements and wicked solos, without losing the Jamaican feel.

 

 

LEGENDS OF SOUND

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:LEGENDS OF SOUND
Label:GIVE PRAISE RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

This is the first Official Give Praise Records Compilation CD. It collects songs from out-of-print titles, older titles and up-coming titles! We have mostly concentrated on 7"s, so this is a radical chance for people to pick up what bands on Give Praise sound like from a CD. This CD is all over the place and has something for every genre of punkrock! Fastcore, powerviolence, lo-fi grindcore, punkrock, and raging old school hardcore! This CD contains one track each from: All Gone Dead,Bastardass, Brodys Militia, Bring That Shit, Deep Shit, Dios Mio, For The Worse, Guns 'N Rosa Parks, HenryXFonda, I Resign, Murder Suicide Pact, No Mans Slave, Operation Eat Shit, Streetcleaner, Truth We Defend, and WPI.

 

 

PRODIGIUM

Band:HEAD PHONES PRESIDENT
Album:PRODIGIUM
Label:SPIRITUAL BEAST
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Japanese premier female-fronted outfit, HEAD PHONES PRESIDENT has taken many by storm with its unique and very original music, as well as the stunning live performance. They have knocked out the audiences not only in Japan where they have shared the stage with from SLIPKNOT (Loud Park 08) to MUCC, or STORY OF THE YEAR (Rockstar Taste of Chaos 08) to IN THIS MOMENT (both of their Japan tours), but also in the US (02, 03, 05, 06, 07) and Australia (08), and by a sold-out tour in Sweden (07) as well as headlining appearances at Taiwan’s biggest festival “Formoz Festival” (07, 08).

For fans of EVANESCENCE, KORN, DEFTONES, OTEP and DIE EN GREY

 

 

BRAVE THE STORM

Band:SOLITUDE
Album:BRAVE THE STORM
Label:SPIRITUAL BEAST
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Rising from the ashes of Japanese Thrash Metal pioneers, SACRIFICE (not to be confused with the Canadian thrashers), SOLITUDE literally took Europe by storm when their song was included in a sampler of the German “Heavy oder was!?” magazine, followed by a triumphant appearance at the cult Headbangers Open Air festival in 2003 (which was described as the highlights of the festival by “Rock Hard” in Germany). After a long break, they are back with a new album, an effort more roots oriented of classic Metal including NWOBHM.

For fans of IRON MAIDEN, SAXON, MOTORHEAD, early METALLICA, VENOM and TANK.

 

 

DER TAG AN DEM DIE WELT UNTERGING

Band:WE BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER
Album:DER TAG AN DEM DIE WELT UNTERGING
Label:REDFIELD
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Innovative Electro-Death Metal duo WE BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER have arrived with the release of their groundbreaking second album 'Der Tag an dem die Welt unterging' worldwide through Redfield Records.
"Why, in Death or Grindcore as a sterotype, are you only able to think about energy and Mosh-Pits. Why not forget all the conventional guidelines and the essential elements such as melody or modern influences?"
After Tobias Schultka and Marcel Neumann asked this question, We Butter The Bread With Butter was born. They've achieved this with modern electro-melodies, embedded in heavy-sludge riffs and a really perfect Deathcore voice, a sound structure to create, what in this scene, is almost unique. In 2007, both started the musical experiment that became We Butter The Bread With Butter in Lubben in the East of Germany. After only a year, the pair managed to create an unprecedented international fan-base, with their impact putting the unique sound and style on the map,
keeping them in the Top-10 Artist Charts at Myspace.com for over six months.

 

 

AS THE DAY BREAKS

Band:THE FALLTHROUGH
Album:AS THE DAY BREAKS
Label:SEVEN RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

THE FALLTHROUGH’s debut mini album ‘As The Day Breaks’ is the first of several releases the band have planned for 2010. A full album featuring all new material will follow later in the year. With the release of ‘As The Day Breaks’ the Brighton based quartet are staking their claim on the UK punk scene. Featuring ex-members of the popular Once Over, who toured the UK DIY scene relentlessly for over 5 years and members of Ragweek and A Man Down and having already self booked and funded tours of the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and Canada in 2009, The Fallthrough are intent on taking their music as far as they can.

High profile UK support slots with A Wilhelm Scream & The Flatliners this spring.

For fans of: Propagandhi, Bouncing Souls, Strike Anywhere, Rise Against.

 

 

DRAGONSLAYER

Band:DRAGONSLAYER
Album:DRAGONSLAYER
Label:Shadow Kingdom
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

This long-forgotten band from the N.W.O.B.H.M. is finally un-earthed for the first time ever since the 80’s. They were originally called HEAVY THUNDER and then quickly changed their name to be the very first band with the name SLAYER! Some of this album contains songs when they were called SLAYER, the others of course were eventually DRAGONSLAYER. SLAYER/DRAGONSLAYER never really had a record deal and only one official release (as DRAGONSLAYER), which was a 3 song 7” Single/E.P. back in 1984. This release combines their efforts from their 1982 Demo, 1984 7” Single, and 1986 Demo. For the first time ever all of these songs will be officially released still in their original quality. It’s a shame this band was never picked up by a label back then because if there ever was a truly underground N.W.O.B.H.M. band that was looked over, it was Dragonslayer! There’s a huge early JUDAS PRIEST influence here, also the usual SCORPIONS, UFO, DEEP PURPLE, SABBATH influence as well. I really think the songwriting is amazing, layered with solid high vocals, catchy riffs, and memorable choruses, you know the stuff the N.W.O.B.H.M. was built on. For the first time ever DRAGONSLAYER would love to consider this their very first album, but really it’s a double album!

 

 

CRIMSON TEARS

Band:PALE DIVINE
Album:CRIMSON TEARS
Label:Shadow Kingdom
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

For well over a decade now, PALE DIVINE have grinded it’s teeth into the ultimate sounds of classic 70’s Rock and Doom Metal. They have come a long way and really carved their own niche and sound in the underground, slicing off influences from dinosaurs like BLACK SABBATH, LEAFHOUND, SIR LORD BALTIMORE, CANDLEMASS, TROUBLE, ST. VITUS, JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, the legendary Maryland Doom Metal scene headed by PENTAGRAM/BEDEMON/DEATH ROW, ASYLUM, THE OBSESSED, IRON MAN, etc. By playing that style, it was only natural that Mr. Rich Walker from THE MISKATONIC FOUNDATION would give them the well-deserved attention they needed and placed one of their best songs “Serpents Path” on the very first MISKATONIC (compilation) release, “At The Mountains Of Madness”. Right after that, they released their first Demo “Crimson Tears” on cassette format only. Now after all this time not being in circulation, it’s getting the royal treatment it deserves. Re-mastered with 2 rare bonus live tracks with liner notes, original and also rare cover art, this release is for all the die-hard Doom Metal fans, PALE DIVINE fans, and for those of you who are new to this band; this is the perfect place to start checking them out, right at the beginning.

 

 

STONE GARDEN

Band:STONE GARDEN
Album:STONE GARDEN
Label:Shadow Kingdom
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

This is the first of more albums to come that will be released under the Shadow Kingdom label that I feel fans of Heavy Metal should OWN (from the 60's/70's) in your collection. If you’re still searching for something heavier than BLACK SABBATH in the 60’s, just forget it, it’s just not out there… BUT… for the late 60’s there wasn’t much heavier than this amazing US Heavy Psychedelic / Acid Rock! "Assembly Line" probably IS the heaviest song before BLACK SABBATH emerged. For the time it doesn’t get any HEAVIER than this! If this band would have played Woodstock, they would have blown the bell-bottom trousers off of most of the bands and people there with their heavy-fuzzed out guitar blasting riffs, garage-y drums, great catchy vocals and intricate songwriting. Fans of BLUE CHEER, BANG, JEFFERSON AIRPLANE, DEEP PURPLE, JIMI HENDRIX, FRANK ZAPPA, IRON BUTTERFLY, STEPPENWOLF, THE DOORS, HIGH TIDE, 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS, (heavier) BEATLES, CREAM, (of course) BLACK SABBATH, and so on, need to look into this. This re-issue contains 5 extra bonus songs not included on the past re-issues until now! A special thank you goes out to Paul Speer, Rich and John Haupt for helping me out with this.

 

 

THE EARTH IS THE INSANE ASYLUM OF THE UNIVERSE

Band:ASYLUM
Album:THE EARTH IS THE INSANE ASYLUM OF THE UNIVERSE
Label:Shadow Kingdom
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

The legendary Maryland Doom Metal scene was and still is filled with monster bands! ASYLUM (who later changed their name to UNORTHODOX because their old Record Label requested it) is yet another underground gem, never officially released. With only copies of this tape being spread (known as the 1985 Demo) around in trading circles since the time of its recording in 1985, this was one of the harder demos to find. Now for the first time in 23 years, this recording is being officially released. What a treat this is for 80’s metal fans too because what most people don’t know is that Dale Flood (guitarist/vocalist) is an absolute magician on the axe. His style derives from Progressive 70’s Rock like RUSH, YES, DEEP PURPLE, etc mixed with the thunderous and mighty Doom/Heavy riffs from likes of PENTAGRAM, BLACK SABBATH, MOTORHEAD, etc. This is all played together with an amazing rhythm section and who I think is one of the most underrated drummers in Heavy Metal, Ronnie Kalimon. This album has its own mark and sound in the underground and believe me this is no carbon copy of any other band; their unique sound speaks for itself and stands alone! The amazing thing about this recording is that is sounds fresh and new even though it’s 23 years old. If you love 70’s Heavy Rock, 80’s Heavy Metal and Doom, you won’t believe your ears!

 

 

THE SLAY STACK GROWS

Band:LORD WEIRD SLOUGH FEG
Album:THE SLAY STACK GROWS
Label:Shadow Kingdom
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Some of you might not know that THE LORD WEIRD SLOUGH FEG have been going strong since 1990! My god hardly anyone knew them back then, but they were onto something unique and special from way back then. Their earliest recordings featured Omar as the singer instead of what (most) everyone is used to … Mike Scalzi singing. Their early stuff is really rough 80’s sounding metal with the obvious THIN LIZZY influence and a dash of Punk Rock. After all the years it is finally nice to see a band like this get a lot of press and success in the underground. I’m so pleased and incredibly honored to announce this release of their earliest live and demo recordings all put together on one release. If you are a fan of THE LORD WEIRD SLOUGH FEG and are used to their ultra clean and crisp sound, you’re not going to find it here. This release is for the ultra diehard fans and you’ll be happy to know there are 6 unreleased songs (2 which are cover songs) and a really entertaining interview with Mike Scalzi at the end of the album.

 

 

POISONNOISE

Band:THE HAND OF DOOM
Album:POISONNOISE
Label:Shadow Kingdom
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Who in the hell on Earth is THE HAND OF DOOM you ask? Sorry Doom Metal nuts, they’re not Doom at all. BUT… good news, they’re an incredible heavy band from Germany that originally had a limited press album from 1979. You might be surprised when I tell you they’re really a Heavy Rock N’ Roll Punk / (proto/early) Metal band, and very similar to the early bands that started the N.W.O.B.H.M. that combine early Punk Rock and fused it with Heavy Rock. I think this band will appeal to fans of (of course) 70’s era MOTORHEAD, DISCHARGE, BRATS (pre-MERCYFUL FATE band), MC5, THE STOOGES, THE CLASH, SEX PISTOLS, SARCOFAGUS, ACCEPT, 70’s era JUDAS PRIEST, DIAMOND HEAD, and all fans of the N.W.O.B.H.M. This is a very unique sounding band, really hard to describe their sound (which is a good thing). This release will have 10 bonus tracks (some unreleased) on the CD version (as per request of the band).

 

 

RELEASE

Band:REVELATION
Album:RELEASE
Label:Shadow Kingdom
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

The legendary US Maryland Doom is undeniably one of the best if not the best metal scene in the history of Heavy Metal. REVELATION (if you've never heard them) being one of the first and best bands from the scene are back with another album. I cannot believe my ears when I hear this album, that this was recorded in 2008?!?! It sounds like it's still the late 80's/early 90's. My god, I can't tell you how blown away I am by this! John Brenner hasn't even released a full-length REVELATION album since 1992, but you wouldn't know it because this could quite possibly be their very best album to date. Not to take anything away from the other classic albums and the other outstanding musicians on this album because all of the instruments are very well executed and thank you Steve Branagan for keeping this band alive for so long! REVELATION have in the past been compared to TROUBLE, but this time around the songwriting is really a step out of that box and extremely original sounding Doom – more like Progressive Doom, with adventurous leads.

 

 

JUST AS THE DUST HAD SETTLED

Band:JAMESON RAID
Album:JUST AS THE DUST HAD SETTLED
Label:Shadow Kingdom
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Talk about another quality N.W.O.B.H.M. band that again fell under the radar. Again, plagued by the music industry, they never reached as many ears as they would have liked back then. The band formed in the late 70’s and wrote some of the catchiest tunes imaginable from that era. The “Seven Days Of Splendour” single features some of the best tunes ever created back then and when you pick this anthology of songs presented here, you’ll agree the quality is here. I could play “It’s A Crime” on repeat for days and never get sick of that riff. The vocals are pretty straight forward, with a slightly unique pitch and tone to them. I can’t imagine any collector of N.W.O.B.H.M. not wanting this for their collection. Let the music speak for itself.

 

 

SILENT KNIGHT...OF MYTH AND DESTINY

Band:SERPENT`S KNIGHT
Album:SILENT KNIGHT...OF MYTH AND DESTINY
Label:Shadow Kingdom
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Back in the mid-late 80’s a lot of people were familiar with the legendary band Sanctuary because of they were able to sign a deal with a big label and with the help of Dave Mustaine were able to make a name for themselves. But let’s take a step back before this band and here we are with Serpent’s Knight featuring the very well respected and well-known, Warrel Dane. This was the very first heavy metal band he was in. The band was never able to make a proper recording of the songs, just tried to do the best they could with home recording equipment. So keep in mind the music was saved on tapes after all these years and then re-mastered by Brad Poland himself in 2009. The music on these old tapes was very well written, dark, and featured some insanely high pitched vocals. It’s a long story (which you will read in the CD booklet) but the band split up, Warrel went on to do Sanctuary and the rest was history. In the late 80’s Brad was able to find a new singer and wanted to make another album, so they did and in this package you’ll get both albums in a double CD set.

 

 

THE PRINCIPAL EXTINCTION

Band:DEMONTAGE
Album:THE PRINCIPAL EXTINCTION
Label:Shadow Kingdom
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Demontage is one of the finest new talents that are hidden this gigantic sea of new and average bands out there. With so much music out there you got to wonder what’s new, unique, and good out there these days. If you’re a fan of anything that involves old 80’s Black, Thrash, or Traditional Metal, look no further than this band. What’s simply amazing about them is their ability to play a lot different styles of Heavy Metal in chaos, yet blend them ever so smoothly is something no less of a great accomplishment. I know that might sound strange or crazy, but you’ll understand what I mean when you listen to the album. For fans of just about everything the 80’s had to offer in quality. There’s just no way you can pinpoint their sound; no cookie cutter here.

 

 

2 DEGREES OF SEPARATION

Band:DEFLORE
Album:2 DEGREES OF SEPARATION
Label:Subsound Records
Format:CD
Genre:Industrial/EBM

Third full-length album from the roman instrumental industrial band DEFLORE. This is an explosive mix of electronic grooves, heavy ‘ n distorted instruments and psychadelic-noise atmospheres. The industrial instrumental duo project DEFLORE,started in 2000, and represented by master-minds Christian Ceccarelli and Emiliano Di Lodovico, is defined by most of the press as a forerunner of this kind of music.

RIYL: Godflesh , Neurosis, NIN,Jesu, Ulver, Massive Attack, Scorn

 

 

ROSE LANE WAS TUCKER`S GIRLFRIEND

Band:DOGS FOR BREAKFAST
Album:ROSE LANE WAS TUCKER`S GIRLFRIEND
Label:Subsound Records
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

The DOGSFORBREAKFAST are a perfect cross between hardcore and metal, and also story about violence, love, insanity and death. The Power Trio burn out of the Slaiver, open acts with a 5 tracks concept Ep that tells the madness and tragic story of Rose Lane.

RIYL: Converge, The Chariot , Iron fire

 

 

DREAMS OF DEATH AND THE DEATH OF DREAMS

Band:OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE
Album:DREAMS OF DEATH AND THE DEATH OF DREAMS
Label:VOCIFEROUS
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

“Recorded in 2009 at Parlour Studios with widely acclaimed rock and metal producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death/Evile/The Wildhearts) at the controls, Dreams Of Death & The Death Of Dreams is a bold, bombastic and relentlessly intense debut album that marks the moment that Obsessive Compulsive evolve from committed underdogs to genuine contenders. With shades of everyone from Hole and Life Of Agony through to Killing Joke and Atari Teenage Riot colliding in a shower of gleaming sonic shrapnel, songs like blistering opener and video track ‘$$’ and the venomous ‘Spit The Medicine’ showcase a brave and exhilarating new force in British rock music. Self-released and driven fearlessly along by the band’s unerring self-belief, this is one of the most exciting rock albums to emerge from the UK in a long, long time. It’s time to get obsessed.” Dom Lawson (Metal Hammer/Classic Rock)

 

 

ANTIFREEZE EP

Band:GUNS N ROSA PARKS
Album:ANTIFREEZE EP
Label:GIVE PRAISE RECORDS
Format:VINYL 7\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Guns 'N Rosa Parks is a band from the cold depths of Denver, Colorado. Harping in on the cold west hardcore bands, they truly make places like this stand out! Places that are not necessarily made for human people but noted Hardcore/punkrock historians, this maybe the perfect place. These folks plow through the songs with hardcore intensity! Oldschool hardcore blasts, and very catchy punk/hardcore breaks flow into circle pits, just so they can keep warm in the cold Denver weather. Fast and raw! They have been around since '04 and putting out numerous demos, cdrs, and a split 7" with In Defence, they are finally hear to dust off the snow and lay out a Full Length EP for themselves. This EP is stop-and-go oldschool hardcore from the start! Angry, and sincere about getting this done right! Also comes with a zine!

 

 

THE OPEN MIND - DELUXE

Band:THE OPEN MIND
Album:THE OPEN MIND - DELUXE
Label:Sunbeam
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

One of Six Classic Albums reissued this May in the Sunbeam Masters series.

Sunbeam Masters are a series of deluxe CDs celebrating some of the most enduring underground albums of the 1960s and 1970s. Manufactured to the highest standards, each is presented in a Mini LP gatefold sleeve, complete with a full colour booklet (including rare pictures and detailed background information) and archive bonus material.

NB - THIS TITLE IS STRCITLY LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES WORLDWIDE.

 

 

REALITY - DELUXE

Band:SECONDHAND
Album:REALITY - DELUXE
Label:Sunbeam
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

One of Six Classic Albums reissued this May in the Sunbeam Masters series.

Sunbeam Masters are a series of deluxe CDs celebrating some of the most enduring underground albums of the 1960s and 1970s. Manufactured to the highest standards, each is presented in a Mini LP gatefold sleeve, complete with a full colour booklet (including rare pictures and detailed background information) and archive bonus material.

NB - THIS TITLE IS STRCITLY LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES WORLDWIDE.

 

 

PARALLELOGRAMS

Band:LINDA PERHACS
Album:PARALLELOGRAMS
Label:Sunbeam
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

One of Six Classic Albums reissued this May in the Sunbeam Masters series.

Sunbeam Masters are a series of deluxe CDs celebrating some of the most enduring underground albums of the 1960s and 1970s. Manufactured to the highest standards, each is presented in a Mini LP gatefold sleeve, complete with a full colour booklet (including rare pictures and detailed background information) and archive bonus material.

NB - THIS TITLE IS STRCITLY LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES WORLDWIDE.

 

 

SYNANTHESIA - DELUXE

Band:SYNANTHESIA
Album:SYNANTHESIA - DELUXE
Label:Sunbeam
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

One of Six Classic Albums reissued this May in the Sunbeam Masters series. S

unbeam Masters are a series of deluxe CDs celebrating some of the most enduring underground albums of the 1960s and 1970s. Manufactured to the highest standards, each is presented in a Mini LP gatefold sleeve, complete with a full colour booklet (including rare pictures and detailed background information) and archive bonus material.

NB - THIS TITLE IS STRCITLY LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES WORLDWIDE.

 

 

WE ARE EVER SO CLEAN - DELUXE

Band:BLOSSOM TOES
Album:WE ARE EVER SO CLEAN - DELUXE
Label:Sunbeam
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

One of Six Classic Albums reissued this May in the Sunbeam Masters series.

Sunbeam Masters are a series of deluxe CDs celebrating some of the most enduring underground albums of the 1960s and 1970s. Manufactured to the highest standards, each is presented in a Mini LP gatefold sleeve, complete with a full colour booklet (including rare pictures and detailed background information) and archive bonus material.

NB - THIS TITLE IS STRCITLY LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES WORLDWIDE.

 

 

THIS IS...DELUXE

Band:MAGIC MIXTURE
Album:THIS IS...DELUXE
Label:Sunbeam
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

One of Six Classic Albums reissued this May in the Sunbeam Masters series.

Sunbeam Masters are a series of deluxe CDs celebrating some of the most enduring underground albums of the 1960s and 1970s. Manufactured to the highest standards, each is presented in a Mini LP gatefold sleeve, complete with a full colour booklet (including rare pictures and detailed background information) and archive bonus material.

NB - THIS TITLE IS STRCITLY LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES WORLDWIDE.

 

 

CONCERTO FOR THE UNDEAD

Band:STIGMA
Album:CONCERTO FOR THE UNDEAD
Label:Pivotal Rockordings
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Italy’s horror inspired extreme metal act STIGMA has struck again with its sophomore release. Fusing staccato and spastic guitar riffs with uncompromising breakdowns and lyrical themes revolving around zombies and terror, Concerto for the Undead defies any “core” branding, placing the quartet in a league of its own. STIGMA’s mission to supersede its contemporaries in brutality takes center stage in Concerto for the Undead. The album presents listeners with a crystal clear barrage of uncompromising and vertiginous riffing complemented by infectious gang shout choruses, relentless blast driven drumming and ferocious bass riffing. The sound is matched visually by Andrea Berton’s stunning artwork which features comic illustrations of the band’s now patent horror themed lyrics. Fans of The Black Dahlia Murder, Darkest Hour, Himsa, At the Gates and horror aficionados worldwide should be prepared for STIGMA’s Concerto for the Undead.

 

 

THE TUONI PATHWAY

Band:SOULGRIND
Album:THE TUONI PATHWAY
Label:FEMME METAL
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Soulgrind were formed in 1992 and are a melodic dark metal band from Finland playing very unique and intelligent metal. Soulgrind has released 7 albums. Soulgrind has toured in Germany, Holland, Finland, Belgium & France. Soulgrind has done over 200 gigs and is hungry for more. Soulgrind seeks inspiration from the Finnish myths & beliefs. Soulgrind is strongly influenced by Finnish poet Eino Leino. Soulgrind is now stronger than ever and is ready for new challenges. The music is here, the word is here and it must be spread.

 

 

NO PARADISE FOR THE DAMNED

Band:CENOBITES
Album:NO PARADISE FOR THE DAMNED
Label:Rebellion
Format:CD
Genre:Rock And Roll/Psychobilly

CENOBITES have been going strong since 1994. They’ve done tons of shows around the globe. There practically isn’t a city in Europe that hasn’t seen a show of the hardest working band from Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Besides Europe they've been to the US, Scandinavia and toured Brazil five times. They’ve released two full-lengths and a bunch of singles and maxi’s.

NO PARADISE FOR THE DAMNED With 2 new guitar slingers in the band, there would be a different way of songwriting for this album. The songs are stripped down to the pure core of rock 'n roll music. Maybe even going back to the roots of psychobilly music but incorporating influences of deathmetal/ hardcore and sleaze-rock at the same time. CENOBITES bring their own twist to the genre and make sure that CENOBITES will always sound like nobody else. For this record the band brought back Rudy Ross on the drums, completing the powerhouse rhythm section with living legend Peter Vogeli. Also Dimitri, who through the years has become a more and more important feature of their sound as lead vocalist.

 

 

WASTING AWAY

Band:THE BRUISEHEADS
Album:WASTING AWAY
Label:Rebellion
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

The Bruiseheads are a young, fresh and new oi! outfit from The Netherlands. They started out playing in squats a few years ago, but soon they were picked up by some local promoters who gave em a chance to open before estabilished acts like Sham 69, The 4 skins, Condemned 84, Tech 9 and so on. Their debut release offers you uptempo punky beats mixed with cockney vocals and streetwise lyrics. Vocalist Richard was born and raised in London. That explains his pronounciation and gives him some extra credibility when chanting out street choruses about what’s going on in the life’s of the working class kids of today. Nothing fancy, just pure and honest streetpunk. Oi! oi!

 

 

DISIN4MATION

Band:MASS HYPNOSIS
Album:DISIN4MATION
Label:GEENGER
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

MASS HYPNOSIS are a Croatian metal band from Zagreb, formed in 2006 by a collective of experienced musicians, known for their work in bands like Forlorn Legacy, Machine Insufficiency and The Rite of Retaliation. They combine A few extreme music genres, mostly metalcore and melodic death metal. Their first album Disin4mation is released on CD digipak through Geenger Records in spring 2010. The album contains thirteen songs and a video for the song Shadowed (Population Under Control). Lyrically, MASS HYPNOSIS deal with the subjects like modern age slavery, conspiracy theories, politics, religion and war..

Recommended for fans of Lamb Of God, The Black Dahlia Murder, As I Lay Dying...

 

 

ROAD TO RUIN - US VERSION

Band:SYN
Album:ROAD TO RUIN - US VERSION
Label:APOCRYPHA
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Since 2004, SYN, the Melodic Death Metal band based out of France , have been priming the underground Metal scene both in France and in Europe – gaining many loyal fans along the way. This is the re-release of the band's debut album complete with a new design and a newly recorded bonus track.

For fans of LAMB OF GOD, DEVIL DRIVER, GOJIRA and MNEMIC

 

 

BEGIN THE REVOLUTION

Band:DISAFFECTION
Album:BEGIN THE REVOLUTION
Label:Bombworks
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Old school thrash is in vogue again with the debut full length from Disaffection. After recording an impressive 4-song demo, these Brazilians have upped the ante in every possible way. Disaffection has done their homework, crafting song after song of thrash goodness, with killer riffing, well-placed solos, and in your face vocals. The songs aren't just facsimiles of your favorite tracks from yesteryear, though. Disaffection manages to maintain the attitude and sincerity of 80's thrash while incorporating their own flavor, creating a sound that pays homage to the pioneers of classic thrash, while remaining relevant to the current scene. The band is comfortable blazing ahead at 100 miles an hour in fullon thrash frenzy, slowing it down to elicit a controlled headbang, and then ripping your head off again - all within the same song. The production is slick while retaining that dirty thrash sound. The killer hooks dig deep, keeping you coming back for more while causing serious neck pain from obsessive, compulsive headbanging! Fans of Slayer, Warbringer, Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust, Kreator, and anyone who lives for thrash or even just in your face heavy metal will feast on these 10 songs. Join Disaffection as they lead you into the new thrash revolution!

 

 

ON ROCK - COLLECTORS EDITION

Band:DANIEL BAND
Album:ON ROCK - COLLECTORS EDITION
Label:Retroactive
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

In 1982 Daniel Band burst on the scene with their song “I’m Sorry”, the lead single from their debut album, On Rock. Daniel Band was one of the very first hard rock/metal bands with a Christian message. This debut was raw and full of energy that expanded the scope of hard music in the church. In 1982, there were 4 hard rock bands with a Christian message that could be found in your local bookstore. There was Jerusalem, Rez Band, Petra, Barnabas - and now Daniel Band. Christian rockers thought they’d found pure gold in Daniel Band. With those Geddy Lee (Rush) vibes and the wild and dirty guitar tones (ala Ted Nugent, early Kiss, AC/DC) throughout the album, fans knew they had something special with On Rock. This 2010 Collector’s Edition has been digitally remastered (far better than the 2001 reissue on Magdalene Records) and features two brand new songs, “It All Turns To Rain” and “I Give You All”, recorded by the band in 2009 specifically for this special release! To commemorate this classic album, retroactive Records asked Christian hard rock/metal historian Keven Crothers (White Throne Blog) to reflect on the significance of this historic album in the liner notes. Long out of print and hard-to-find, now is your chance to capture the hard edged charm of the debut release from Daniel Band on this Collector’s Edition release. On Rock has never sounded or looked better!

 

 

BEYOND HELL`S GATE

Band:FINAL AXE
Album:BEYOND HELL`S GATE
Label:Retroactive
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

This heavy metal classic was originally recorded in 1989 but never saw a proper label release until 2005 (limited to just 1000 copies!). The 2010 Collector's Edition features stunning new artwork, while the music has been remixed, remastered and partially re-recorded. We extend a special thanks to the amazing Robert Sweet (Stryper) for providing real drums on this Collector's Edition (the original release featured a drum machine). We asked him to "really let loose" and to "drum like you've always wanted to - with no restrictions" and that's exactly what he did! The result is a world-class heavy metal release with drums by a bonafide superstar! In addition, there are three tracks included on the Collector’s Edition that did not appear on the original release – an Intro track, an Outro track (both instrumental), but the real gem is the Rorbert Sweet Drum Solo entitled “Area 51”. This is the very first Robert Sweet drum solo (studio recorded) released since the legendary Roxx Regime demo! Don’t expect candy-coated glam metal here. Final Axe specializes in big, neck bulging, fist extending, righteous riffs. For fans of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Armored Saint and early Bloodgood.

 

 

SCREAMING IN SILENCE - COLLECTORS EDITION

Band:TITANIC
Album:SCREAMING IN SILENCE - COLLECTORS EDITION
Label:Retroactive
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

This heavy metal classic was originally released in 2002 as the debut release for the fledgling Retroactive Records. Screaming In Silence got the label off on the right foot, as it now boasts over 120 releases! With just a single 1000 unit pressing the album quickly went out of print. Just as impressively, with a total of four releases, Titanic remains one of the top selling bands on a label that boasts big names like Bride, Guardian and Deliverance! The 2010 Collector's Edition features stunning new artwork, while the music has been remixed, remastered and partially re-recorded. We extend a special thanks to the amazing Robert Sweet (Stryper) for providing real drums on this Collector's Edition (the original recording featured a drum machine). We asked him to "really let loose" and to "drum like you've always wanted to - with no restrictions" and that's exactly what he did! The result is a world-class heavy metal release with drums by a bonafide superstar! Guitar duties are handled by axeman extraordinaire, Bill Menchen (Seventh Power, Menchen, Final Axe, Rev Seven, Redeemer) and the sudden impact vocals of Keith Miles (Final Axe) provide a powerful classic metal experience with vocals riffs that could power the Titanic! Melodic power metal fans have made it clear that Screaming In Silence is a classic worthy of its legendary, heavy-weight status! Retroactive Records is pleased to make this out-of-print album available once again! For fans of Judas Priest, Saint and Bloodgood.

 

 

MAIDEN VOYAGE - COLLECTORS EDITION

Band:TITANIC
Album:MAIDEN VOYAGE - COLLECTORS EDITION
Label:Retroactive
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

This heavy metal classic was originally released in 1996 and has been out of print for over half a decade. Fifteen years later, the 2010 Collector's Edition features stunning new artwork, while the music has been remixed, remastered and partially re-recorded. We extend a special thanks to the amazing Robert Sweet (Stryper) for providing real drums on this Collector's Edition (the original recording featured a drum machine). We asked him to "really let loose" and to "drum like you've always wanted to - with no restrictions" and that's exactly what he did! The result is a world-class heavy metal release with drums by a bonafide superstar! Guitar duties are handled by axeman extraordinaire, Bill Menchen (Seventh Power, Menchen, Final Axe, Rev Seven, Redeemer) and the sudden impact vocals of Keith Miles (Final Axe, Holy Right) provide a powerful classic metal experience with vocals riffs that could power the Titanic! Melodic power metal fans have made it clear that Maiden Voyage is a classic worthy of its legendary, heavy-weight status! For fans of Judas Priest, Bloodgood, and Saint.

 

 

ENTERTAINERS AND SOLDIERS

Band:ULF CHRISTIANSSON
Album:ENTERTAINERS AND SOLDIERS
Label:Retroactive
Format:CD
Genre:Rock

Ulf Christiansson is the enigmatic and charismatic lead singer of classic hard rock legends JERUSALEM and this 204 solo CD called "Entertainers & Soldiers" is a classic rock masterpiece! Ulf has written 13 new and original hard hitting songs. His voice has never sounded better, stretching and pitching from a mere whisper to a thunderous climax. Lyrically Ulf broaches subjects not often spoken of, and shares things that you have sensed but could not put into words. It was released independently October, 2004.

For fans of Jerusalem, Mastedon, Styx, Resurrection Band, Lou Gramm, Dino Elefante.

 

 

TRILOBETH

Band:UMBAH
Album:TRILOBETH
Label:ATMF
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

UMBAH is Cal Scott's creature, born in 1990 from the ashes of UK's death/grind act Necrosanct. Syringing the mechanical, alienating coldness of industrial metal into a deformed death/grind hulk, UMBAH gives life to a Frankenstein's metal monster that speaks a unique musical language, as progressive and breathtaking as the ones by Meshuggah, Fear Factory, Skinny Puppy, Voivod, and Gorguts. Now, after many years of underground militancy, UMBAH comes out of the shadows with its most ambitious and annihilating work to date. Thanks to complex arrangements, creative song-structures, weird industrial sounds, schizophrenic vocals, dark and disturbing melodies, jazz contaminations and symphonic interludes, "Trilobeth" raises the avantgarde death metal flag to new heights.

 

 

FIRMAMENT

Band:MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY
Album:FIRMAMENT
Label:ATMF
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Australian one-man band MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY combines depressive black metal with doomy and ambient music. Apparently based on primitive structures and melodies, “Firmament” builds itself on layers upon layers of monumental guitars, enchanting keys, hypnotic rhythms, and burzumish vocals. Epic and symphonic without being self-indulgent, MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY enshrouds the listener in a mystic and mesmerizing sonic fog, involving him in an exalting ritual of night-adoration. This is the majesty of the nightsky renewed, a spiritual and dark observation on the mystery of existence while searching for a higher truth. For fans of Burzum, Summoning, early Manes…

 

 

BEHIND CLOSED EYES

Band:SPARTAN WARRIOR
Album:BEHIND CLOSED EYES
Label:Iron Age
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

The Album is classic NWOBHM, by cult 80’s legends Spartan Warrior.

Spartan Warrior were one of the original NWOBHM bands; They previously released albums on Roadrunner and Guardian Records and built up a large cult following; This album is the first recording for 20 years and eagerly awaited by their fans; The NWOBHM lives!

 

 

PLAEGH

Band:QUAEDT
Album:PLAEGH
Label:Iron Age
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Quaedt brings raw mid-tempo Black Metal, dark and hypnotic. No trends, no crap, just Black Metal as it should be! RIYL - Darkthrone / Nargaroth / Arckanum

 

 

DEVIL`S RETURN

Band:MOON
Album:DEVIL`S RETURN
Label:WITCHING HOUR
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Moon was originally a side project featuring two members of well‐known Polish bands, Cezar (Christ Agony) and Doc (Vader). The first album was recorded with just those two and a guest keyboardist. The album was released by Pagan Records worldwide. Musically Moon was a continuation of Christ Agony legacy – focused on its early period with dark, agressive and harsh black metal. Next year Moon signed menagerial contract with Massive Music which was followed by another recording session. By the time of „Satan's Wept“ Doc was gone and Cezar had recruited an entire new lineup. On „Satan's Wept“ they focused on fast‐paced symphonic black metal, with plenty of double‐bass drumming and layered keyboards atop typical black metal riffs. Cezar's vocals were sometimes of the generic black metal shrieking but more often are a midrange growl reminiscent of Cronos of Venom. The album was released again by Pagan Records and licensed to Impact/System Shock for Europe and Avalon for Japan Unfortunately the band didn't play live until the summer of 1999 and disbanded soon thereafter , due to conflicts with their manager. Ten years later Cezer decided to resurrect Moon. It was mostly due to his excess of musical ideas apart from Christ Agony and the need to show people the creation from previous decades. He was soon joined by Hexen (Hate drummer) and bass player Kriss (Hell United). May 2009 was the time of touring with Azarath, Hell United and Neolith. At that time the band started to compose fast death/black metal songs fort he third album. In October 2009 Moon signed the contract with Witching Hour for both reissueing first two albums and releasing new one. At the beginning of 2010 the band entered Sinquest Sound Studio in Lublin to record their third masterpiece which will see the light of the day in the second part of the year. Before that, it’s a great chance to recall those first two albums, that were untouched by the destructive time and still sound so powerfully and hatefully as in 1997 and 1999. Moon is active again!! Hails to the mighty Moon!!!

 

 

PIEKLO.LABIRYNTY.DIABLY

Band:MOROWE
Album:PIEKLO.LABIRYNTY.DIABLY
Label:WITCHING HOUR
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

MOROWE is a deadly breath of melancholy and chaos. MOROWE is a devil's breath on your neck. In case of contact with blood ‐ it burns and infects, when reaches the heart ‐ it kills. Feeling of coldness and shivering, of fever, sluggishness, pain and dizziness, insanity, shortness of breath, thirst, vomiting and diarrhea (often bloody), cloudy urine that stinks like a horse, insomnia, swelling, and bubo. Here is MOROWE, the new band formed by FURIA & MASSEMORD members!

 

 

VUKOLAK

Band:BLACK FUNERAL
Album:VUKOLAK
Label:behemoth
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Black Funeral emerged from the abyss in 1993 as a vampiric black metal band, the very essence of the band was centered on the cult of black metal and Luciferian ideology from a nightside approach. Black Funeral is a catalyst for vampyric feeding, the very musick being as a tendril into the vein of a dying myth of a God. Black Funeral exists as a black art manifestation of nightmares in music. VUKOLAK is not melodic or polished, this album was recorded as a violent cult black metal album which is even more extreme that 1995’s “Vampyr Throne of the Beast”. Vukolak is stirred forth in the nightmares of the listener; the very essence of the Varcolaci-Astwihad Sigil is the gateway to each individual. Black Funeral’s VUKOLAK will be hated and adored as primal black cult metal; it is not for the ears of all.

 

 

INTUITION

Band:KATHAARSYS
Album:INTUITION
Label:Silent Tree
Format:CD
Genre:Prog Rock

"Intuition" is the fourth album of Kathaarsys' career, now established as one of the most recognised Spanish bands internationally, because of their having completed several European tours and international festivals.

For fans of good music from Pink Floyd or King Crimson to Meshuggah, Opeth or Dream Theatre

 

 

INTERREGNUM - LP

Band:STAIRWAY
Album:INTERREGNUM - LP
Label:STAIRWAY MUSIC
Format:LP
Genre:Classic Rock/Metal

STAIRWAY reach a landmark with this their 5th studio album “INTERREGNUM” and come almost full circle. Their recording career started in 1993 with the release of the internationally successful debut album “No Rest:No Mercy” and then followed “Bleeding Heart”, “On Hallowed Ground” and the highly successful “The Other Side Of Midnight” albums. Stairway can be heard at their very best on this brand new album: from the solid compositions through the powerful solid drumming of Andy Edwards, the rip roaring guitars of Pete Jennens, pumping bass lines and the soaring velvet tones of vocalist Graeme Leslie. Here you have a modern classic Hard Rock album that never ceases to please, combining the brilliance of Iron Maiden with the vocal mastery of Queen and sees the band evolving with every note, every song and every lyric. Coupled with artwork by world renowned artist Rodney Matthews, (Magnum, Asia) Interregnum is an unapologetically anthemic hard rock album; here, Stairway has matched and maybe even surpassed their highly successful 2006 release “The Other Side Of Midnight”. limited edition 12" coloured vinyl lp!

 

 

SOUL SALIVA

Band:THE LOVECRAVE
Album:SOUL SALIVA
Label:Repo
Format:CD
Genre:Alt Rock

The story of The LoveCrave was born amongst the metropolitan ashes of the big city, Milan united with the ancient and silent atmosphere of Venice. The band is formed of two experienced rock musicians from Milan and two old, good friends that moved to Milan to make music. The mix of sounds is an explosive magic potion and The LoveCrave realized it right away when they played together for the first time. What The LoveCrave were looking for during the recordings was a rough, elegant and new sound at the same time, taking inspiration also from Iron Maiden and eighties sound to the Depeche Mode, curing every detail but trying to leave that instinctive and rough edge untouched. They create in their mind a sort of Blade Runner world and try to put music in it. All this can be found on their 2006 debut “The Angel and the Rain”. “The Angel and the Rain” caught the interest of the European media in short time. Supported by the main magazines (Hard, Metal Maniac, Zillo, Sonic Seducer…) and big rock/metal radios The LoveCrave left for a German tour with Canadian The Birthday Massacre, played as headliners at the famous Camden Underworld in London UK, recorded 4 acoustic tracks for Total Rock Radio in London, played as headliners at the Alcatraz, the biggest club in Milan, Italy and built a very solid fan base. In November 2007 the band won an award as Best Italian Band on International Ground at the MEI (Independent Labels Meeting) presented by the Italien music magazine Rock Sound. The roughness of rock mixed with a modern kind of electronic create the magic behind the sharp punk rock vein in Francesca’s voice that is totally different from all the other female singers voices and the killer songwriting of a band made of real musicians…. make the difference. The LoveCrave are ready for the burst with their new songs and for more tours and festivals in 2010 and 2011. The LoveCrave are back with a brand new album, “SOUL SALIVA”, a masterpiece of original modern rock with great personality and awesome songwriting. After 3 years of hard work on the production the band is ready to take a higher flight with their original bursting sound that got much more compact, powerful and mature through the years, thanks to the tours, the festivals and the friendship that binds the musicians together in a very solid way. With “SOUL SALIVA” The LoveCrave will show that no other band sounds like them and will bring you into their world like a hurricane! Get ready to bleed with rough hard rock riffs and get ready to cry with magic sounds hanging from the sky, all of this is “SOUL SALIVA” !… deep, modern, angry …and rock! A real must in your CD collection and into your heart.

 

 

MALADY

Band:NOBLESSE OBLIGE
Album:MALADY
Label:Repo
Format:CD
Genre:Alt Rock

Two years after the release of In Exile, Noblesse Oblige release their 3rd album Malady, an occult concept album that cites the visual mysticism of Kenneth Anger, Aleister Crowley’s storytelling, and the morbid melancholy of Christina Rossetti’s poetry. The album is the conclusion of an exploration of the occult, initiated by the the bands’ involvement in the 2009 London Spill Festival Tarot Deck project, for which Noblesse Oblige (in collaboratin with photographer Manuel Vason) were asked to visualize their own interpretation of The Lovers Major Arcana card. The album’s title, inspired by Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s film Tropical Malady, a modern day ghost story set in the jungle of Thailand, symbolises the mental afflictions and dark temptations of the heart expressed in the album’s eerie tales of voodoo gods, soul electrification, and tropical fevers. Further inspiration was the Voodoo literature by Haitian writer Rene Depestre and readings of field research work by anthropologist E.E. Evans-Pritchard and his studies of witchcraft and magic among African tribes. The aura of these texts and stories have been incorporated in many of the new songs while Valerie, who during her teenage years lived on the french carribean island of Martinique - one of the heartlands of voodo pratice - worked up her own memories of myths and stories told by the locals, including her voodo priestess neighbour. Fittingly, the production of the album also features several exotic ingredients such as timbales and ukulele in continuation of the band’s use of world music sounds, mixed with their tradional blend of kitsch and new wave theatricality - for as dark its subject matter is, Malady contains some Noblesse Oblige’s most melodic and poppy moments yet. As its predecessor, Malady was recorded at the band’s own studio in Berlin. Using voices, acoustic guitar, drum machine, live percussion and only sparse electronics, Malady features N.O.’s most stripped down and acoustic production to date that was based on a series of Live-take recordings and minimal post production. The album artwork features photography made in collaboration with Bulgarian artist Kiril Bikov, who has relevantly captured Malady’s romantic gloom, incorporating all the elements referred to on the album. Released on CD through RepoRecords/AL!VE on May 28th 2010. Digital download includes bonus remixes by Funker Vogt, Lucan Croon, Dunwich, Tolouse Low Trax and Spidersleg.

 

 

HEL

Band:ALLSEITS
Album:HEL
Label:cyclic law
Format:CD
Genre:Drone/Ambient

Allseits is the Soloproject of the german instrumentalist Nina Kernicke known from her recent collaboration under her other alias, ALLSIDES, with German Drone pioneers Troum of which Nina has also been a recent live member of. The Album "Hel“ describes the way into the underworld. The listener is guided through various stages on the journey down to Hel, the Norse mythological term for hell and also for the goddess Hel who is said to keep watch over the underworld. Ltd Edition of 1000 copies In gatefold cardboard sleeve.

 

 

THE CANCELLED EARTH

Band:CITIES LAST BROADCAST
Album:THE CANCELLED EARTH
Label:cyclic law
Format:CD
Genre:Drone/Ambient

Pär Boström, the man behind the acclaimed project KAMMARHEIT offers us a new and unexpected entity under the name Cities Last Broadcast. The Cancelled Earth album is the result of almost a decade of sporadic field recordings mainly recorded in airports, train stations, various tunnels and under numerous bridges all greatly polished and turned into a refined mass of desolate ambience and subtle hypnosis all engulfed in Pär's legendary signature sound. Uniquely packaged in a gatefold book like format with rich and singular artwork made by Boström himself. Through Cities Last Broadcast the buildings themselves will gather to whisper about their inscrutable story.Ltd Edition of 1000 copies In gatefold A5 cardboard sleeve.

 

 

FUCKING WHORE SOCIETY

Band:KARJALAN SISSIT
Album:FUCKING WHORE SOCIETY
Label:cyclic law
Format:CD
Genre:Industrial/EBM

At last, Karjalan Sissit return after 4 years of relative silence with their most obscure and harshest work ever. Fucking whore society is an anger and Vodka fueled bombastic opus inspired by the world's psychopathic state. A revolt against the cruel and sickly ways of today’s society and a visceral and personal statement denouncing betrayal. Karjalan Sissit have masterfully expanded their signature sound with dense ambient passages and unsettling vocals all combined with their intensely unique orchestral passages, presenting us their best work yet. 10 Tracks, recorded at Studio Beast during Oct-Nov 2009. Produced by Peter Bjärgö (Arcana / Sophia) Edition of 2000 copies In A5 gatefold cardboard sleeve.

 

 

WHISPERS OF THE APPROACHING WASTEFULNESS

Band:NEW RISEN THRONE
Album:WHISPERS OF THE APPROACHING WASTEFULNESS
Label:cyclic law
Format:CD
Genre:Drone/Ambient

The latest offering and first for Cyclic Law of one of Italy's finest Black Ambient master. The main concept and transpiring feeling of this album and the title "Whispers of the approaching wastefulness" can best be described as the "steps" or "journey" leading to the acknowledgment of the approaching end of all things. "Whispers" represent doubts and thoughts about the prevalent decadence that is around and deep within us and "wastefulness" translates to the imminent, definitive end of all things, to oblivion...

 

 

AKRASIA

Band:SINKE DUS
Album:AKRASIA
Label:cyclic law
Format:CD
Genre:Drone/Ambient

Markus Lonebrink wanted to explore the subjective experience of akrasia itself. To learn of the underlying motives of when one acts akratically. Certain events in the akratic process felt natural to him and it was those he tried to integrate into these soundscapes. There are no conclusions described in the music, but there might be a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel and perhaps the shadow of a hint of why we humans sometimes act as irrationally as we do. A shared quest to gain better knowledge of oneself through this selfrevisionistic ambient journey filled with ethereally lush passages that give way to a truly visionary and immersive experience. The album also features a special collaboration with Pär Bostrom of KAMMARHEIT.

 

 

ELEGIES FOR THE END

Band:SVARTSINN
Album:ELEGIES FOR THE END
Label:cyclic law
Format:CD
Genre:Drone/Ambient

The 4th album by Norwegian dark ambient act, Svartsinn, shows a more melodic yet rather obscure side of the artist. 2009 is the 10th year of Svartsinn's existence and it has inspired Pettersen to try a different approach and to experiment with some new ideas. This new musical journey deals with sadness and melancholy, about not knowing one's place in this vast and at times uninviting world, how it can become a daily torment to not be able to find one's reason to exist. And it's also about finding one's personal path, finding ways to endure and hopefully transcend these engulfing life challenges. The Double CD includes a unique collaboration track with Dahlia's Tear and a 10 years anniversary bonus disc containing exclusive remixes by Triarii, Kammarheit, Letum, Life Toward Twilight, Gustaf Hildebrand, Tenebrious, New Risen Throne, MGriffin, Visions and Hovmod. Ltd Edition of 1000 copies in 8 panel foldout cardboard sleeve.

 

 

STERNKLANG

Band:THOLEN
Album:STERNKLANG
Label:cyclic law
Format:CD
Genre:Drone/Ambient

Sternklang is the expression of the intimate encounter with the whole, the direct connection with the stars and the vast universe, the sense of complete union with all the overdimensional attributes of what sourrounds us. With THOLEN, Eisen, the man behind this project has given us an aurally materialized glimpse of his numerous stargazing evenings...where the soundscapes are revealed while the stars seemed to gather and sing out of their primordial and powerful environment. The darkest hour is always the one before sunrise...

 

 

SUMMONING THE VOID

Band:VISIONS
Album:SUMMONING THE VOID
Label:cyclic law
Format:CD
Genre:Drone/Ambient

Following in the foot steps of the acclaimed "Lapse" album released in 2005, "Summoning The Void" offers a deeper and more refined rendering of previously explored themes. This is unmistakably VISIONS, but a notch above in terms of spaciousness and musicality and there's an even more profound spirituality transpiring from these tracks. Passages that are more solemn and austere give way to ritualized motifs where voices from the void whisper words beyond words. And then, calm drifts bearing a more aerial and streamlined quality emerge, from which shards of light cut through the massive pitchblack backdrop where a bulging red sun awaits in the distance, endlessly and slowly consuming itself. Beyond that, nothingness. Void. Ltd Edition of 1000 copies in A5 foldout cardboard sleeve with embossed lettering.

 

 

LONELINESS

Band:STEVE MORELL.
Album:LONELINESS
Label:PALE MUSIC INTERNATIONAL
Format:12\\\\\\\" VINYL
Genre:Avant-Garde

Steve Morell- Berlin Nightlife Icon from the “Einstürzende Neubauten” circle, remixer, DJ, producer and musician, also known as the founder of record label “Pale Music Int.” and the successful german underground festival “Berlin Insane 1-6”. Morell is currently focusing on the work for his new Solo Album “The Life and Death of Jimmy Pheres and his Rise from the Underworld”. In May 2010 the 12” single “Loneliness” is released, which includes remixes by Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten) & Punx Soundcheck.

 

 

THE LEGENDS EP

Band:PUNX SOUNDCHECK
Album:THE LEGENDS EP
Label:PALE MUSIC INTERNATIONAL
Format:VINYL 12\\\\\\\"
Genre:Dance/Electronica

Punx Soundcheck were formed back in 1998 when John was working in the studio next door to Arif and the pair soon became friends discovering they had much common ground. Collaborating in the studio their variety of projects combined John’s knowledge of house and techno with Arif’s feel for hip hop and the underground beats and breaks scene and joined forces on a full-time basis both as DJs and production outfit. This hybrid of styles and influences became Phat Company. They quickly developed a unique sound that fused futuristic and retro electro with a punk rock attitude.

As its title suggests, The Legend EP offers a wide and impressive range of guests : british androgynous icons of neo-romantism Boy George (Culture Club), Steve Strange (Visage) and Marc Almond (Soft Cell) are presented as well as the new-yorker artist Linda Lamb (Vitalic & Linda Lamb) ) and her recurrent futurism.

TRACK LISTING Side A Idiot Crowd feat. Boy George (Night Version) In The Dark feat. Steve Strange (Night Version) Side B Saint Now feat. Marc Almond Flowerpower feat. Linda Lamb

 

 

BLACK & GOLD

Band:PUNX SOUNDCHECK
Album:BLACK & GOLD
Label:PALE MUSIC INTERNATIONAL
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Dance/Electronica

Punx Soundcheck were formed back in 1998 when John was working in the studio next door to Arif and the pair soon became friends discovering they had much common ground. Collaborating in the studio their variety of projects combined John’s knowledge of house and techno with Arif’s feel for hip hop and the underground beats and breaks scene and joined forces on a full-time basis both as DJs and production outfit. This hybrid of styles and influences became Phat Company. They quickly developped a unique sound that fused futuristic and retro electro with a punk rock attitude.

 

 

BERLIN INSANE 3

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:BERLIN INSANE 3
Label:PALE MUSIC INTERNATIONAL
Format:CD
Genre:Dance/Electronica

Berlin Insane: the night, the party, the compilation Part 3. The head of the Berlin based label Pale Music, Steve Morell, presents the third Berlin Insane: a platform for the old and new avant-garde of Berlin, building a compilation of the underground superlative. A well-rounded package full of Berlin "Insanity".

The double cd compilation brings together names from Berlin and London Underground, Glampop icons back from the 80th like Marc Almond, artists and friends like Whitey, Noblesse Oblige and Crossover and other electro rock- shocking performers...we call it insane!

 

 

COMING HOME

Band:GOLDFISH
Album:COMING HOME
Label:PALE MUSIC INTERNATIONAL
Format:CD
Genre:Alt Rock

Since 1999, Danuta, Ef, Benni and Chris who prexiously played in bands such as Helikopter, Häwi Mädels, the Chud or High Jinx, capture the music and spirit of its time, rather than running to keep up with it. Influences such as Patti Smith, PJ Harvey, the Breeders, and Portishead crop up – Goldfish share the intensity of these artists, yet with a relentless belief in their own taste and emotions, mixing indian Tabla - music with the Wipers, resulting in musical pearls and a previously unheard intensity.

 

 

SEI MEJO TE

Band:NONLINEAR
Album:SEI MEJO TE
Label:Subsound Records
Format:CD
Genre:Alt Rock

Second full-length album from one of the less serious Italian acts, Nonlinear.

RIYL: Mr. Bungle, Infected Mushroom, Atari Teenage Riot, Prodigy, A Perfect Circle, Inferno, Etc.

 

 

HIRNSCHLACHT

Band:FEINDFLUG
Album:HIRNSCHLACHT
Label:BLACK RAIN GMBH
Format:CD
Genre:Industrial/EBM

Re-Release of a real classic in jewelcase now! Many tried to copy the sound of FEINDFLUG, but never ever reached it - and now FEINDFLUG return with their unique aggressive Electro-Industrial! Nine songs plus a videoclip of "Roter Schnee". As always Feindflug will remain tough in its thematic processing of problems - direct and above all, double-edged. Don't forget to turn on your brain every once in a while! Sometimes the truth hurts! Why should we make it easy for you?

 

 

OF SEISMIC CONSEQUENCE

Band:YAKUZA
Album:OF SEISMIC CONSEQUENCE
Label:Profound Lore
Format:CD
Genre:METAL/POST ROCK

They have been deemed as one of the most underrated and unique bands in metal/heavy music today and have been praised in such publications as Spin and Rolling Stone. With releases on such previous labels as Century Media and Prosthetic Records, Chicago’s YAKUZA are one of the most celebrated avant-garde/progressive metal bands today. And with their new album, “Of Seismic Consequence”, they have delivered their darkest, heaviest, and pretty much their best album of their storied career.

“Of Seismic Consequence” will serve as YAKUZA’s defining moment. It’s a different album for them, again darker and more introspective, less spastic than previous release, yet heavier, rawer (due to the album being captured live at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio and by Sanford Parker at Semaphore Recording Studios), and much more moving and emotionally driven than past releases. Already graced as the best YAKUZA album by prominent music critics, “Of Seismic Consequence” will make a statement as to where the future of heavy music should be headed towards.

 

 

RIBBONS,REGARDS AND THE MORE MACHINE

Band:THISFAMILIARSMILE
Album:RIBBONS,REGARDS AND THE MORE MACHINE
Label:Lockjaw
Format:CD
Genre:Alt Rock

Thisfamiliarsmile formed in the middle-of-nowhere former mining town of Cumnock, in rural Scotland, 65 miles from Glasgow, home of underage pregnancy and drug addiction. The bleak surroundings and lack of job opportunities spurred the band on to write of their trials and tribulations, social awkwardness, failed romance, their stories, friends stories, how we are shaped by the places we live.

After their first EP What Kind Of Monster Am I in 2007 there was quite the gap in which time the band went through some trials and nearly called it a day but managed to hold it all together and have now crafted a beautiful 10 track album full of strange timings, exquisite vocals and surprise hooks. Following the release the band toured Europe with Tribute To Nothing, and the U.K on our own and with Klay and Resonate. As well as played shows with Minus The Bear, The Fall Of Troy, Cursive, many more as well as an appearance at T in the Park!

Thisfamiliarsmile influences come from a lot of old school “emo”, when it wasn’t merely pop punk branded as emo, Sunny Day Real Estate, Mineral, Braid, more progressive bands like Shudder To Think, the old school prog of Rush, At The Drive-in and Cursive

 

 


 
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