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July 30, 2021, 4:35 pm

 

BATUSIS

Band:BATUSIS
Album:BATUSIS
Label:SMOG VEIL
Format:VINYL 12\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" EP
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

When Smog Veil debuts new acts, they don’t mess around. So, when Sylvain Sylvain, founding member of the New York Dolls and Cheetah Chrome, founding member of the Dead Boys, approached them to produce their new project, they knew it would be a perfect fit for the label and a rock’n’roll ripper like none other. Then they saw the band tear it up at SXSW2010, and are totally convinced, that this is a noholds- barred shredder of a band!

Silver-colored vinyl, free download code included, strictly limited to one pressing of 2000 units.

 

 

SEMPER LIBERI

Band:BLACKLIST ROYALS
Album:SEMPER LIBERI
Label:GUNNER RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Sounding like a heartland-punk version of Rancid; the Hold Steady with less lyrics and more balls; or Bruce Springsteen, if the boss had grown up behind the pool hall getting loaded with Mike Ness...The Punk album of the year!!!!

Riding high atop the wings of hell with heartfelt punk 'n' roll anthems big in sing-alongs and spiced with a country tinge, Blacklist Royals have played hundreds of shows over the last three years including the 2010 Harvest Of Hope Festival; South By Southwest; the 2010 Red Gorilla Festival; the 2010 Valley Of The Vapors; the entire 2006, the 2007, and the 2009 Vans Warped Tour; appearances at The Fest Six, Seven, and Eight; the 2008 and 2009 Heavy Rebel Weekenders; the 2009 Next Big Nashville Festival; and done stints on the road with legendary acts like Pennywise, Circle Jerks, The Queers, and many more. Hailed by critics and fans alike, Blacklist Royals are standing proof that the great American rock and roll band is not a thing of the past. Their unique blend of styles and a strong DIY ethic has generated praise from cornerstones in the punk community such as Maximum Rock And Roll and Razorcake, as well as garnering the attention and acclaim of media-giants like the LA Times, Fuse TV, and even Nashville's biggest rock radio station (naming BLR "Top Underground Act" of 2009 at their annual awards).

 

 

SEMPER LIBERI - LP

Band:BLACKLIST ROYALS
Album:SEMPER LIBERI - LP
Label:GUNNER RECORDS
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Sounding like a heartland-punk version of Rancid; the Hold Steady with less lyrics and more balls; or Bruce Springsteen, if the boss had grown up behind the pool hall getting loaded with Mike Ness...The Punk album of the year!!!

Riding high atop the wings of hell with heartfelt punk 'n' roll anthems big in sing-alongs and spiced with a country tinge, Blacklist Royals have played hundreds of shows over the last three years including the 2010 Harvest Of Hope Festival; South By Southwest; the 2010 Red Gorilla Festival; the 2010 Valley Of The Vapors; the entire 2006, the 2007, and the 2009 Vans Warped Tour; appearances at The Fest Six, Seven, and Eight; the 2008 and 2009 Heavy Rebel Weekenders; the 2009 Next Big Nashville Festival; and done stints on the road with legendary acts like Pennywise, Circle Jerks, The Queers, and many more. Hailed by critics and fans alike, Blacklist Royals are standing proof that the great American rock and roll band is not a thing of the past. Their unique blend of styles and a strong DIY ethic has generated praise from cornerstones in the punk community such as Maximum Rock And Roll and Razorcake, as well as garnering the attention and acclaim of media-giants like the LA Times, Fuse TV, and even Nashville's biggest rock radio station (naming BLR "Top Underground Act" of 2009 at their annual awards). LIMITED VINYL PRESSING ON WHITE VINYL!

 

 

FLOWER OF DISEASE

Band:GOATSNAKE
Album:FLOWER OF DISEASE
Label:BURNING WORLD
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Rising from the ashes of stoner/doom legends Obsessed during the small genre's most fertile post‐Kyuss period, Goatsnake helped define southern California's low‐and‐slow metal scene during the late nineties. With releases on Hydrahead Records, Frank Kozik's famed Man's Ruin, and finally settlingly with the mighty Southern Lord Records (co‐owned by guitarist Greg Anderson), Goatsnake could be considered one of the quintessential stoner/doom bands of their time.

Flower of Disease was originally released on vinyl by Southern Lord in 2000 but has been long out of print. Southern Lord and Burning World Records have worked together in making the Goatsnake discography available again on vinyl. After Flower of Disease, the double set I + Dog Days will be released as well in June/July of 2010. The massive reunion show on Roadburn 2010 will surely revive the interest in this cult doom band with Greg Anderson (Sunn o)))), Guy Pinhas (The Obsessed), Greg Rogers (The Obsessed) and Pete Stahl (Scream, Wool).

This pressing is strictly limited to 750 copies on purple vinyl.

 

 

AGE OF THE FIFTH SUN

Band:GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT
Album:AGE OF THE FIFTH SUN
Label:VIVA HATE
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Postrock / Post Hardcore / Noise

Epic post-rock instrumental trio GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT return with their 5th studio album entitled "Age of the Fifth Sun". The album is scheduled for release on May 17th. Touring in support of the new album starts in Europe on May 7th - June 5th with more dates to be announced throughout the world in the coming weeks and months. Currently one of the biggest instrumental bands in the world, they have already released 4 albums and one EP and have performed all over the world including dozens of sold out shows in Europe, USA, UK, and Russia.

180g vinyl pressing - Limited to 1000 copies - Exclusive vinyl only bonus track.

 

 

VENTURA Feat.DAVID YOW

Band:VENTURA Feat. DAVID YOW
Album:VENTURA Feat.DAVID YOW
Label:LAUSANNE
Format:7\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" VINYL
Genre:Alt Rock

VENTURA, from Lausanne, Switzerland, had the honor, early 2010, to work and have fun with DAVID YOW (SCRATCH ACID / THE JESUS LIZARD / QUI). After practicing, recording and making a video, they went on the road together for some amazing shows in Switzerland, France and Germany. Two songs were recorded with Serge Morattel and Raphaël Bovey and mastered by John Golden in Ventura,CA. These are now released as a 7” on Lausanne Records.

THIS 7” IS RELEASED AT THE SAME TIME OF THE FANTASTIC NEW VENTURA ALBUM : “We Recruit” (Africantape).

 

 

WE RECRUIT

Band:VENTURA
Album:WE RECRUIT
Label:African Tape
Format:CD
Genre:Alt Rock

VENTURA is a Swiss indie-rock trio. Their passion for 90’s independant rock music leaves them close to bands like HELMET, HUM, SONIC YOUTH or UNWOUND.VENTURA’s second full length, called “We Recruit”, was recorded with Serge Morattel at REC Studio in Geneva during autumn 2009. It will be released on Africantape in june 2010 and shows a more direct and focused side of VENTURA’s music.

 

 

MOUNDS OF ASH

Band:CASTEVET
Album:MOUNDS OF ASH
Label:Profound Lore
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Hailing from NY, the trio that comprise of CASTEVET have already gained quite a reputation within the underground scene within the NY area.While their previous “Stones/Salts” EP gave people a glimpse of what the beast known as CASTEVET had to offer, it is “Mounds Of Ash” that will truly define this band as its own enigma. By combining the progressive genius of classic VOIVOD, along with the post-hardcore of such bands as ANODYNE (a band in which CASTEVET bassist J. Scott was once a part of), UNSANE, RORSCHACH, and the avant-black metal dissonance of bands such as VED BUENS ENDE, and DEATHSPELL OMEGA, “Mounds Of Ash” is an apocalyptic conjuring through the fog and mire, a sonic journey through utter darkness and a soundtrack to signal the fall of mankind.

For fans of VOIVOD, UNSANE, CONVERGE, KRALLICE, DEATHSPELL OMEGA, DEADGUY, ANODYNE, ISIS, VED BUENS ENDE, and ALTAR OF PLAGUES.

 

 

FIRE INSIDE

Band:THE KEYS
Album:FIRE INSIDE
Label:SEE MONKEY DO MONKEY
Format:CD
Genre:Alt Rock

In their former guise as Murry The Hump, The Keys recorded 3 sessions for John Peel, signed to Too Pure, were lauded by the NME for their ‘glorious jangle-pop’, counted Joe Strummer, Keith Allen and Damien Hirst among their biggest fans and were the “ best band in Britain” according to Alex James and Damon Albarn. Now firmly re-established under their new name the band’s fine pedigree on the local scene and well beyond, has seen them supporting Love legend Arthur Lee, and newer acts like Sleepy Sun and the Noisettes; and enjoying radio play on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio Wales, Jonathon Ross’ Radio 2 show, and numerous 6music shows. The Keys’ new album ‘Fire Inside’ was self produced and recorded with the help of producer Charlie Francis (R.E.M, The High Llamas) and shows that the Keys are right up there with the Super Furry Animals and Gorkys Zygotic Mynci as purveyors of high quality Welsh guitar pop.

 

 

RESTORED TO ONE

Band:SABBATH ASSEMBLY
Album:RESTORED TO ONE
Label:AJNA
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Garage

The Sabbath Assembly band features Jex Thoth(Jex Thoth, Wooden Wand) on vocals, Xtian a.k.a Dave Nuss(No Neck Blues Band) any other luminaries from the independent underground. Recorded by Randall Dunn, sound guru noted for his work with Sunn0))), Earth,, Kinski, Boris and other heavies.

A concept album based around "The Process Church" an intensely creative, apocalyptic shadow side to the flower-powered '60s and New Age '70s. The influential group opened Chapters in London, Europe and across the United States. Dressing in black cloaks and walking the streets with German Shepherds, they created their own heavily designed magazines and promoted a controversial, quasi-Gnostic theology that reconciled Christ and Satan through awareness and love. This recording captures the sound of the period in authentic, chilling, reverential glory!

 

 

THE UNMISTAKABLE MAN

Band:RIVER CITY EXTENSION
Album:THE UNMISTAKABLE MAN
Label:XOXO
Format:CD
Genre:Alt-Country / Americana

Music is an art form that is meant to speak to us beyond the literal. After spending years perfecting his craft, Singer/songwriter, Joseph Michelini decided to take his music to the next plane. Cutting his teeth in coffee houses in Toms River, NJ, Joseph began to introduce different elements, from acoustic bass, to banjo and cello. At that point, River City Extension was born; having the intention of writing orchestral indie rock, while introducing elements of Punk, Country, Folk, and World music. River City Extension found itself going from a 3 piece acoustic act, and developing into a full 8-piece band. The band perfected a staggering and impressive live show, filled with high energy and angst. Finding themselves without a label they went into the studio and recorded their first D.I.Y. EP, Nautical Sabbatical in 2008. The band literally put the CDs together by hand prior to each show. In late 2009 River City Extension hit the studio to record their first LP named The Unmistakable Man. The band along with Eric Sanderson of the Brooklyn based band Pela, spent the next few months working in the studio perfecting each song. The plan was to release an album that would allow the listener to experience a story from start to finish, whatever their interpretation would be. The Unmistakable Man delivers immense and precise orchestration, and is reflective of their energetic live show, this music will stand the test of time. In early 2010 the band inked a deal with XOXO Records (Home to The Gaslight Anthem, Let Me Run, This Charming Man etc...). The band’s new album has already started to get recognition, most recently appearing of the cover and featured in the East Coast Rocker. With the support of their label, friends and family, River City Extension plans to tour diligently across the US and UK. 

An EXCELLENT piece of work : For fans of Tom Waits, Wilco, Modest Mouse, Spoon,Beck and Calexico.

 

 

ICHKANNNICHTMEHR

Band:AUXES
Album:ICHKANNNICHTMEHR
Label:GUNNER RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

AUXES is the brainchild of Dave Laney, also known as guitarist and founding member of the bands MILEMARKER and CHALLENGER.

AUXES’ second LP, “Ichkannnichtmehr” (Gunner Records, 2010) represents a shift in approach and in the life of its principal protagonist. In mid 2009, Dave Laney made the move overseas, now residing in his newly adopted hometown of Hamburg, Germany. Musically, this has resulted in a stripped-down, aggressive punk rock sound- fitting for a city where cop cars are routinely set on fire. Drum duties on the record are split between Florian Brandel (known for his work with AIRPEOPLE and the legendary ENIAC) and Noah Leger (MILEMARKER, HEAD OF SKULLS). Other players include Pete Wagner, steady AUXES bassist since 2008, Al Burian (MILEMARKER, CHALLENGER), and Tim Remis (SWEET COBRA, CHALLENGER, MILEMARKER). The shifting line-up adds spontaneity and tension to live performances, with audiences never knowing quite what to expect, save for one certainty: that the music will kick their ass.

For March / April 2010 Auxes are planning a tour through all of western and eastern europe to support their album.

 

 

ICHKANNNICHTMEHR LP

Band:AUXES
Album:ICHKANNNICHTMEHR LP
Label:GUNNER RECORDS
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

AUXES is the brainchild of Dave Laney, also known as guitarist and founding member of the bands MILEMARKER and CHALLENGER. AUXES’ second LP, “Ichkannnichtmehr” (Gunner Records, 2010) represents a shift in approach and in the life of its principal protagonist. In mid 2009, Dave Laney made the move overseas, now residing in his newly adopted hometown of Hamburg, Germany. Musically, this has resulted in a stripped-down, aggressive punk rock sound- fitting for a city where cop cars are routinely set on fire. Drum duties on the record are split between Florian Brandel (known for his work with AIRPEOPLE and the legendary ENIAC) and Noah Leger (MILEMARKER, HEAD OF SKULLS). Other players include Pete Wagner, steady AUXES bassist since 2008, Al Burian (MILEMARKER, CHALLENGER), and Tim Remis (SWEET COBRA, CHALLENGER, MILEMARKER). The shifting line-up adds spontaneity and tension to live performances, with audiences never knowing quite what to expect, save for one certainty: that the music will kick their ass. For March / April 2010 Auxes are planning a tour through all of western and eastern europe to support their album.

Vinyl is limited and coloured in white with black splatter and will have a downloadcode included.

 

 

RESTLESS RUBES

Band:NINJA GUN
Album:RESTLESS RUBES
Label:GUNNER RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

“Unapologetically classic power-pop… 4 out of 5 stars” – Alternative Press

“Beautifully executed, roots-based rock with hooks that would make Brian Wilson jealous.” – AMP Magazine

Ninja Gun accomplishes something not many other bands are doing these days; writing catchy, melodic and well-thought out rock and roll songs. Ninja Gun’s Southern upbringing resonates throughout each song alongside a mischievous rebellious streak: the same mixture of discordant ideals that gave rise to rock and roll in the ‘40s and ‘50s. And while Ninja Gun’s music is packed with sing-along choruses, the lyrics often run deeper than the average radio-friendly hit. At times they are political, personal and often laced with cynical Southern commentary showcasing a great sense of humor that will shine through from stage, photo shoots, and late night sessions. From poignant political jabs from a self-proclaimed “rube” to songs about escaping the fate of life growing up in the only town you know. Chasing destiny to change the path of the working class routine. Keeping faith in something: be it love, hard times, family, friends or good tunes played from the heart on the front porch. “Restless Rubes” allows you to feel the plight of the Southern small town working class band. Musically they have more in common with 70’s power pop and Southern classic rock than punk rock, often turning gospelinspired melodies back on themselves with an attack from a powerful distorted riff, leaving you only to be captured later by the memory of a chorus you just can’t shake. “Restless Rubes” is pop perfection. It is clean, loud, dynamic, and truly classic! It’s a powerful pop album in its truest sense. This is a sleeper album that years from now will be passed on from friend to friend and timelessly enjoyed. Ninja Gun supported their album in Europe in march/april playing shows in the UK, Germany, Holland and Switzerland

 

 

RESTLESS RUBES LP

Band:NINJA GUN
Album:RESTLESS RUBES LP
Label:GUNNER RECORDS
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

“Unapologetically classic power-pop… 4 out of 5 stars” – Alternative Press

“Beautifully executed, roots-based rock with hooks that would make Brian Wilson jealous.” – AMP Magazine

LIMITED COLOURED VINYL LP!

Ninja Gun accomplishes something not many other bands are doing these days; writing catchy, melodic and well-thought out rock and roll songs. Ninja Gun’s Southern upbringing resonates throughout each song alongside a mischievous rebellious streak: the same mixture of discordant ideals that gave rise to rock and roll in the ‘40s and ‘50s. And while Ninja Gun’s music is packed with sing-along choruses, the lyrics often run deeper than the average radio-friendly hit. At times they are political, personal and often laced with cynical Southern commentary showcasing a great sense of humor that will shine through from stage, photo shoots, and late night sessions. From poignant political jabs from a self-proclaimed “rube” to songs about escaping the fate of life growing up in the only town you know. Chasing destiny to change the path of the working class routine. Keeping faith in something: be it love, hard times, family, friends or good tunes played from the heart on the front porch. “Restless Rubes” allows you to feel the plight of the Southern small town working class band. Musically they have more in common with 70’s power pop and Southern classic rock than punk rock, often turning gospelinspired melodies back on themselves with an attack from a powerful distorted riff, leaving you only to be captured later by the memory of a chorus you just can’t shake. “Restless Rubes” is pop perfection. It is clean, loud, dynamic, and truly classic! It’s a powerful pop album in its truest sense. This is a sleeper album that years from now will be passed on from friend to friend and timelessly enjoyed. Ninja Gun supported their album in Europe in march/april playing shows in the UK, Germany, Holland and Switzerland

 

 

MATADOR REMIXED

Band:ARMS AND SLEEPERS
Album:MATADOR REMIXED
Label:Expect Candy
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Dance/Electronica

Following up on the idea of close collaboration with other musicians and artists — something that was highly emphasized on the critically acclaimed album Matador — Matador Remixed feels like a natural and obvious next step for Arms and Sleepers. The latest release features 9 remixes by other artists and friends, and 1 remix by Arms and Sleepers themselves. Uzi & Ari, Lymbyc Systym, Amanda Rogers, Boy In Static/The Consulate General, The American Dollar, Nolens Volens, Thisquietarmy, Elika and Bogadiga all contribute and help create quite a diverse album, from snippets of R&B and club music to more mellow singer/songwriter moments to hypnotic electronica and trip hop--induced tracks. By the end of 44 minutes, it's clear that Matador Remixed is fully capable of standing on its own as a complete piece of music, independent of Matador and highlighting each of the artists' exceptional compositional skills. Every single track presents a unique and tasteful approach to song craft, making for a satisfying and complete listen from beginning to end. The feeling of nostalgia that is present throughout Matador still remains, but this time seen through quite a different lens — in fact, 10 different lenses each looking into quite a different direction. Matador Remixed is Arms and Sleepers' 11th release and the band's first remix album. It's also the 4th release in 6 months, a busy time period which has seen the band touring Europe and North America, completing a few remixes of their own, and putting out 4 releases including the second full-length album Matador, a split EP with The American Dollar From The Inland Sea, Matador Alternate Versions/B-Sides EP, and the aforementioned remix album. Arms and Sleepers return to Europe for a month-long tour in May 2010 promoting this latest release.

Physically released on limited edition vinyl only - All copies include a digital download code.

 

 

THE SUNNY DAY I CAUGHT

Band:CHRIS LEO`S VAGUE ANGELS
Album:THE SUNNY DAY I CAUGHT
Label:Expect Candy
Format:CD
Genre:Alt Rock

Chris Leo needs no introduction; his involvement with The Lapse and The Van Pelt was only the beginning of his varied and colourful musical journey. With these two bands, Chris found underground success and had begun to lay the foundations, note by note, of what was to come. The Van Pelt was somewhat of an indie rock powerhouse, with Chris joined by Brian Maryansky (who later joined Jets to Brazil) and Toko Yasuda (of Enon and ex-Blonde Redhead). The band released the albums Stealing From Our Favourite Thieves and The Sultans of Sentiment on Gern Blandsten, however they shortly disbanded in 1997. Chris and Toko then formed The Lapse and soon released debut album Betrayal!, again, on Gern Blandsten and second album Heaven Ain’t Happening on Southern Records. After Toko left the band to join Enon in late 1999, Chris continued on his own for a while and eventually signed to Matador in 2000. Chris’ latest musical project, Vague Angels, finally sees Manhattan’s own wordy, wandering minstrel release the much-anticipated The Sunny Day I Caught Tintarella di Luna for a Picnic at the Cemetery on Expect Candy. The album conjures-up the finest elements of Leo’s writing style – from the dissonant riff-based rock of The Lapse to the entrancing melodies of The Van Pelt. However, songs like “The Moon, The Metaphor” hark back to a sound more akin to The Velvet Underground. This album is Chris Leo’s finest accomplishment to date and the sound of a musician / writer with integrity and intelligence as well as heart and soul.

 

 

FEAR POWER GOD.

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:FEAR POWER GOD.
Label:BLACKHOUSE
Format:CD
Genre:SPOKEN WORD

Legendary spoken word compilation reaches CD for the first time.

Artists include HENRY ROLLINS,LYDIA LUNCH,JELLO BIAFRA,ALLEN GINSBERG and ANTON LA VEY. 

The Birth of Tragedy magazine, with a title lifted from the book by Nietzsche of the same name, marked a certain sort of scabrous and profane looking into the garbaged heart of our present place in space. Simultaneously and unapologetically intellectual and resolutely probing, The Birth of Tragedy’s examination of SEX, DEPRESSION, FEAR, POWER, GOD, LOVE and the almost-soon-to-be-never-released MADNESS issue formed a sui generis basis for reinterpreting the entire premise of spoken word recordings: how you said it mattered not, it was all about what you said. And pulling interviewed artists from the Fear, Power, and God issues of the Birth of Tragedy was easy, as was aligning their varied interests and approaches. Recording was full on guerilla style with everybody recording their contribution on whatever they had available. Art was generated by the inimitable and now artist of some renown Jim Blanchard and with its white vinyl [also initially released on cassette tape] on the US releases and black vinyl on the UK releases [the largely suspect Worker’s Playtime Records], most of the heavy lifting was done. Right in time to have its distribution done in by the folding of distributor [Jem, Systematic, and Rough Trade, in pretty short order] after distributor. Fitful later attempts to reissue the record, most notably by the Swiss German label Skin & Speech, turned up little and in the intervening years since its 1988 release, in addition to the deaths of several of some of the original participants, no one’s approached who was even remotely interested in resurrecting it in anywhere near to its original glory. Until now. And this Blackhouse-led initiative--a rare and limited re-issue of a rare and limited issue—marks the last and fi nal chapter in this glorious and storied enterprise. Though Allen Ginsberg, Anton LaVey from the Church of Satan, Mr. V.O. Real, and Whipping Boy have all shuffl ed off of this mortal coil, the remaining participants— LYDIA LUNCH, MATT HECKERT formerly of SURVIVAL RESEARCH LABS, CHARLES MANSON, JELLO BIAFRA and HENRY ROLLINS—are still destroying anti-culture, one project at a time. And for this I have to say to some degree we’re all a little bit better off. – Eugene S. Robinson (OXBOW, Author)

 

 

CURIOUS ELECTRIC

Band:PROCEED
Album:CURIOUS ELECTRIC
Label:PROCEED
Format:CD
Genre:Alt Rock

For Hertford quintet Proceed this magic has - to put it simply – happened. Formed in 2008, but with roots extending back to the members’ classroom days, Proceed have spent the last two years figuring things out, crafting, creating and coming of age, striving for a sound beyond the boundaries of the norm… something, indeed, to claim as theirs. The result of this musical voyage is debut mini album ‘Curious Electric’, a territorial pissing of wild ambition and monstrous competence that sees Proceed blossoming as musicians, songwriters and, most importantly, a collective - this is the sound of a band truly in charge of their art, a point only emphasised by the fact that the album was self funded, produced and recorded, the latter single-handedly by frontman Daniel Lancaster. A sophisticated, musically erudite assembly of songs that chain complex arrangements and a progressive timbre to huge and highly infectious pop sensibilities, ‘Curious Electric’ will have you hooked and intrigued, it’s vibrant musical alchemy a rare strike against the homogenised silt of Proceed’s would be peers. It’s not every day you need both your thinking cap and your sing-along spirit, but then album’s like ‘Curious Electric’ are hardly a dime a dozen. After all, we wouldn’t call it magic if they were.

Kerrang! Magazine ‘Introducing…’ piece out in Mid April.

For fans of: Minus the Bear, Circa Survive, Incubus, Coheed & Cambria, Mars Volta Et Al

 

 

LASSITUDE

Band:CLOACA
Album:LASSITUDE
Label:LONE VIGIL
Format:CD
Genre:METAL/POST ROCK

Formed in Ipswich, England late in 2005, Cloaca began as an ensemble of varied musicians inspired by doom metal and other ambient music. The first EP 'Ghost Town' was released in autumn 2008 to strong reviews from Terrorizer... Two years on and Debut album ’Lassitude’ demonstrates the bands ability to make movements out of songs. The listener is taken on a journey from bleak, cinematic soundscapes to epic, dark industrial metal. Due to the un-characterisable nature of the music, Cloaca have appealed to many different audiences, supporting acts as diverse as ’Nadja’ and ’Wolves In The Throne Room’ and on their new album ‘Lassitude’ display how they are a force to be reckoned with.

Cloaca features Chris Naughton of critically acclaimed UK Doom Metal band ATAVIST (Profound Lore Records) and the infamous English Heritage Black Metal band WINTERFYLLETH (Candlelight Records)

 

 

TRAVEL NOW JOURNEY INFINITELY

Band:TRINACRIA
Album:TRAVEL NOW JOURNEY INFINITELY
Label:BURNING WORLD
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Black Metal

Incongruous soundscapes, constantly exhilarating, challenging and highly innovative music performed by Norway´s finest. TRINACRIA takes you across the border and into Neither-Neither land where beauty meets chaos. Feat. Members of ENSLAVED, FE-MAIL and EMMERHOFF. For the very first time on vinyl, presented on deluxe 180 gr vinyl, gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves artwork, including exclusive pressing of 100 units on gold vinyl. First pressing of 500 copies.

Trinacria was originally a composition by Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved), Maja S. K. Ratkje and Hils Sofie Tafjord (both from Fe-mail), commissioned by Rikskonsertene for a concert series. The line-up was completed by Grutle Kjellson, Ice Dale (both from Enslaved), Iver Sandøy (Emmerhoff) and Espen Lien. In short: after working together briefly, the composition turned into a vital project which, after touring, became a fully welded band.

For fans of Enslaved ,Neurosis, Nachtmystium and / or Isis Combined with noise elements.

 

 

DON`T EVER CHANGE

Band:BURNING LOVE
Album:DON`T EVER CHANGE
Label:Deranged
Format:VINYL 7\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

New single featuring ‘Don’t Ever Change’ from their forthcoming SONGS FOR BURNING LOVERS LP (out early summer 2010) and a brilliant cover of Nick Cave’s ‘Jack the Ripper’. BURNING LOVE features Chris Colohan (CURSED, LEFT FOR DEAD, RUINATION) on vocals. Definitely more punk than CURSED but still rooted stoner / doomy metal hardcore. LP coming out summer on DERANGED and a full US tour June to September with Relapse recording artist COLISEUM.

 

 

BEFORE WE WERE THE BLOSSOM TOES

Band:THE INGOES
Album:BEFORE WE WERE THE BLOSSOM TOES
Label:Sunbeam
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

Recorded between 1964 and 1966, this is the first-ever collection of tracks by the quartet that would soon evolve into psychedelic heroes The Blossom Toes. Formed in London, they were managed by the legendary Giorgio Gomelsky (discover of The Rolling Stones and manager of The Yardbirds), and honed their live act in Paris, Spain, Morocco and elsewhere, issuing 45s in France and Italy but not at home. This comprehensive set collects all their studio recordings, as well as previously-unheard demos and a rare live cut that captures their exciting stage act. It comes complete with a full booklet featuring rare photos and detailed notes by guitarist Brian Godding.

 

 

DEATH MAY BE YOUR SANTA CLAUS

Band:SECOND HAND
Album:DEATH MAY BE YOUR SANTA CLAUS
Label:Sunbeam
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

Second Hand’s debut album, Reality, is widely acclaimed as one of the best psychedelic albums to have emerged from the UK in the late 1960s. This follow-up, originally issued in April 1971, is a similar milestone in the progressive genre. Originally recorded as the soundtrack to an obscure underground movie, it’s a dark, dense and challenging masterwork combining uniquely experimental compositions with wild organ playing and complex rhythms. This is its definitive vinyl edition, remastered from original tapes and containing the rare track ‘Funeral’, which only appeared on a small number of original copies. The release comes complete with a gatefold sleeve offering rare photographs, detailed liner notes and an introduction from its producer, the legendary Vic Keary.

 

 

CHILLUM LP

Band:CHILLUM
Album:CHILLUM LP
Label:Sunbeam
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

This is in fact the third recording by Second Hand, one of the UK’s most admired underground bands. Recorded while they were auditioning for a guitarist, it has a loose, improvisational freak-out feel, albeit with plenty of their trademark intensity. Originally issued in a tiny run in December 1971, it’s presented here in its definitive form, remastered from original tapes, with a packed booklet offering rare photographs, detailed liner notes and an introduction from its producer, the legendary Vic Keary.

 

 

MADE FLESH

Band:EXTRA LIFE
Album:MADE FLESH
Label:African Tape
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Postrock / Post Hardcore / Noise

Extra Life is the primary musical vehicle for Charlie Looker, singer, guitarist and composer, who has become one of the most intense and respected voices in the New York experimental underground. For years Looker was a core member of legendary brutal chamber ensemble Zs and has also worked with diverse artists such as Dirty Projectors, Glenn Branca, William Parker and the S.E.M. Ensemble. Formed in 2007, Extra Life combines elements of Medieval chant, metallic hardcore, dark neofolk, abstract modernism and lush pop. In 2009, Extra Life did a month-long European tour, playing festivals including Primavera Sound (Barcelona), Villette Sonique (France), Kilbi (Switzerland) and Moers (Germany) and sharing bills with Sonic Youth, Sunn 0))), My Bloody Valentine and Deerhunter. In June 2010 Extra Life’s sophomore album Made Flesh will be released by Africantaoe (Vinyl Version) – CD version was already available on Loaf Recordings since march 2010. Both more accessible and more severe than their previous work, the record extends from fragile acoustic ballads to industrial symphonic assaults. This dramatic spectrum sets the stage for an epic lyrical meditation on themes of masculinity, power, eroticism, the body, death and mysticism. Recorded by art-metal guru Colin Marston (Krallice, Behold the Arctopus) in collaboration with Extra Life’s own Caley Monahon-Ward, the sound of Made Flesh deepens the band’s signature heaviness while also exploring more psychedelic studio treatments, electronic textures and synths.

 

 

WESTERN STAR ROCKABILLIES VOL 1

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:WESTERN STAR ROCKABILLIES VOL 1
Label:WESTERN STAR
Format:CD
Genre:Rock And Roll/Psychobilly

First in what has become a successful ongoing series. This CD contains 20 pure Rockabilly tracks from the Western Star roster of artists; 20 tracks from popular bands on the UK’s thriving Rockabilly scene

TRACK LISTING 1. Bill Fadden & the Silvertone Flyers - You Give Me AThrill 2. Rudy La Croiux & The All Stars - Fallin’ For You Baby (Alt’mix) 3. The Heartbeats - Bull By The Horns 4. The Blue J’s - Fools Gold 5. Mystery Gang Trio - Rocket-O (Alt’ version) 6. JD & The Chasers - Pink ‘n’ Black 7. Howlin’ Wilson - Wedding Of The Bugs 8. Bill Fadden & The Mostly Losers - Mission Bell 9. Just Rockin’ - Crazy With Love 10. Rudy La Croiux & The All Stars - Lets’ Go Boppin’ (demo version) 11. The Blue J’s - Sell Your Soul to the Devil 12. JD & The Chasers - On The Move 13. Bill Fadden & The Silvertone Flyers - Too Bad Baby 14. The Heartbeats - Barking up the Wrong Tree 15. Mystery Gang Trio - I’m So Lonely (Everybody’s Got a Date But Me) 16. Bill Fadden & The Mostly Losers - North Wind 17. JD & the Chasers - Jitter Bop Baby 18. The Blue J’s - Come Out Maybe 19. Bill Fadden & The Silvertone Flyers - Shake Rock-a-Bop 20. The Ugly Dog Skiffle Combo - Rocky Top

 

 

WESTERN STAR ROCKABILLIES VOL 3

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:WESTERN STAR ROCKABILLIES VOL 3
Label:WESTERN STAR
Format:CD
Genre:Rock And Roll/Psychobilly

Another in this popular series. This CD contains 20 pure Rockabilly tracks from the Western Star roster of artists - 20 tracks from popular bands on the UK’s thriving Rockabilly scene

TRACK LISTING 1. High Tone Woman - Jack Rabbit Slim 2. Heartbreakin’ Mama - Bill Fadden & The Rhythm Busters 3. Done Gone - Rockin’ Bandits 4. Bow My Back - The Kansas City Cryers 5. What I Did Wrong - Rudy La Crioux & The All-Stars 6. Too Late - Sue Moreno & Jack Rabbit Slim 7. Just a-Waitin - Bill Fadden & The Mostly Losers 8. Baron Boogie - The Bonneville Barons 9. Rock, Roll, Jump & Jive - The Rockin’ Bandits 10. Just Too Late - Graham Fenton & the Western All-Stars 11. Too Many Lovers - Bill Fadden & The Rhythm Busters 12. Lucky 13 - The Bonneville Barons 13. Lonesome Rider - The Kansas City Cryers 14. Cinderella Story - Sue Moreno & Jack Rabbit Slim 15. You Made A Hit - Bill Fadden & The Rhythm Busters 16. Wild ‘n’ Pretty - Rudy La Crioux & The All-Stars 17. Ride That Mine Cart - The Bonneville Barons 18. Friday & Saturday Night (Rockin’ Blues mix) - The Rockin’ Bandits 19. Huh Babe - Bill Fadden & The Rhythm Busters 20. Wild Cave Woman - Jack Rabbit Slim

 

 

WESTERN STAR PSYCHOBILLIES VOL 3

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:WESTERN STAR PSYCHOBILLIES VOL 3
Label:WESTERN STAR
Format:CD
Genre:Rock And Roll/Psychobilly

Another cracking volume of this long running and popular series. This is a selection of the PSYCHOBILLY bands that can be found recording for Western Star records MARKETING AND PROMOTION The bands on the compilation are all currently gigging across the UK and Europe SELLING POINTS 20 tracks from popular bands on the UK’s and European Psychobilly scene

TRACK LISTING 1. All Gone Bad - The Rock-It Dogs 2. Burke The Butcher - The Eyelids 3. Blind Drunk - The Cheaterslicks 4. Splish Splash - Chuck & The Hulas 5. Loft Lurker -Luna Vegas 6. Johnny Rocket - Frenzy 7. Take A Fall - The Rock-It Dogs 8. The Sluice - Popeye’s Dik 9. So I Hold On - The Hyperjax 10. I Always Said You Were A Psycho - The Eyelids 11. In The Morning - Henry & The Bleeders 12. 20 Days A Drunk - The Cheaterslicks 13. My Obsession - The Rock-It Dogs 14. Honky-Tonk Has Been - Chuck & The Crack-Pipes 15. No Expectations - The Hyperjax 16. Jungle Pot - Luna Vegas 17. King Sperm - Popeye’s Dik 18. We Are The Undead - The Eyelids 19. Drunk Girl - The Cheaterslicks 20. Take No Prisoners - The Rock-It Dogs

 

 

SECOND SHOT CUCKOO CLOCK

Band:LUNA VEGAS
Album:SECOND SHOT CUCKOO CLOCK
Label:WESTERN STAR
Format:CD
Genre:Rock And Roll/Psychobilly

Second album from this UK midlands based trio. The band have been gradually rising through the ranks and are building up a good following. They have appeared at some big UK Psychobilly events and are now starting to get bookings in Europe.

 

 

SOMETHING TO DIE FOR

Band:THE CHILLS
Album:SOMETHING TO DIE FOR
Label:WESTERN STAR
Format:CD
Genre:Rock And Roll/Psychobilly

The Chills are a hard-hitting, no nonsense Psychobilly trio from Sheffield. Each band member has an impeccable pedigree withing the genre with members all being ex Radiacs, ex Blue Devils etc. The album showcases the bands great songwriting and musicianship throughout.

 

 

CARRIED BY THE STORM

Band:BRONZ
Album:CARRIED BY THE STORM
Label:YOUR TUNE
Format:CD
Genre:Classic Rock/Metal

In 1984 BRONZ the band were one of the first British Rock acts (N.W.B.H.M.) New Wave of British Heavy Metal, to hit America in the mid 80’s, touring their début album “Taken By Storm”. Fronted at that time by Max Bacon on lead vocals, the band were playing 30,000 seater stadiums and their first album went on to sell well over 200,000 albums worldwide. The single “Send Down An Angel” was frequently aired on the then fledgling M.T.V. in America and across Europe, with a video featuring the actress Emma Thompson. It reached a top 10 position in the U.K. rock singles charts and a top 20 in the rock album charts. Just as BRONZ were set for stardom with a second major US tour and album lined up, they imploded. Shaun Kirkpatrick reformed the band and Max Norman (Ozzy Osbourne's Producer) was brought in to record the band’s second album "Carried By The Storm". It was recorded over several months in both the Roundhouse and PowerPlant studio's in London…. but as it was nearing completion the record company went into receivership so it was never released at the time… a ‘lost classic rock album’. Features Clive Edwards (Wild Horses, Pat Travers, UFO) on drums and Micky ‘O’ Donoghue (ex-Grand Prix) on guitars Guest performers include Phil Lanzon (Uruah Heap), Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann), Stevie Lang, Gary Barnacle (Tina Turner), Charlie McCracken (Taste, Family, Spenser Davis Group).

 

 

ORDER FROM THE CHAOS

Band:MY LUMINARIES
Album:ORDER FROM THE CHAOS
Label:JOSAKA
Format:CD
Genre:Alt Rock

Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition winners My Luminaries release their debut album ‘Order From The Chaos’ on Monday 7th June, through their DIY label Cottage Industries/Josaka. Reading born songwriter James Ewers met Manchester bred drummer Sam Stopford at Kingston University in 2004. Together with twins Saul and Dylan Perryman they formed their band. Ill-fated management and record deals followed, with the band tied to a development deal with V2 records that proved fruitless for label and band. Surviving largely unscathed the band spent 2008 writing what could very well have been their second or third album, along with new addition Simon Jones. In January 2009 the band went into Eastcote Studios to self-produce and record their debut long player. Bloody minded and heads ringing with tunes, nothing seemed too ambitious. String quartets were recorded. Horn sections were drafted in. The battleground was set. The album was mixed by the revered and renowned Paul Stacey, who shared the band's ethos that the record should be made for the record's sake, and not for the sake of the radio or iPod. The result is Order From The Chaos. It would only be right that it should be mastered in New York by the legendary Greg Calbi (Springsteen, Dylan etc).

New champions of the band were soon drawn by the scent of something special. Radio 1’s Edith Bowman voted for the band to play at T in the Park Festival in Scotland. Shortly after this, the reality of the five-year slog took its toll on the band and in the weeks that followed, the twins and Simon were replaced by London based lifelong musicians Mark Ferguson, Mike Murray and Leila MacFie.

The band was then chosen from over 1600 entrants as the early bird winners of the Q Magazine Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition, winning a slot at this year’s festival. Judges included Emily Eavis, BBC's Huw Stevens and Q Editor Paul Rees.

 

 

I CANT STAND POP BANDS

Band:MIMI SOYA
Album:I CANT STAND POP BANDS
Label:LAB RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:Alt Rock

'I Can't Stand Pop Bands' is the triumphant return from Brighton pop/rock quartet MIMI SOYA. Recorded by super producer Romesh Dodangoda (Kids In Glass Houses, Funeral For A Friend) it is the eagerly anticipated follow up to their debut record 'The Four Penny Knee Trembler' which sold more than 5,000 copies worldwide.

 

 

CHARGED AT CBGB

Band:UNHOLY GRAVE
Album:CHARGED AT CBGB
Label:HAUNTED HOTEL
Format:VINYL EP
Genre:Grindcore

BRAND NEW EP FROM JAPANS MASTERS OF GRINDCORE,UNHOLY GRAVE. RECORDED LIVE IN NYC AT CBGB, AUGUST 2001. THIS IS THE BEST LIVE UNHOLY GRAVE RECORDING I EVER HEARD. TOTALLY WILD AND FRANTIC GRIND! RECORDED DIRECT FROM THE SOUNDBOARD FOR AWESOME QUALITY. COMES IN A SICK FULL COLOR SLEEVE. STRICTLY LIMITED TO 300 COPIES AND SURE TO SELL OUT FAST.

 

 

AWAKEN.

Band:THE EMPIRE SHALL FALL
Album:AWAKEN.
Label:ANGLE SIDE SIDE
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

The Empire Shall Fall have gained much attention with their debut release, Awaken. Critics have praised the album for it’s aggressive edge and its diversity. Awaken is the first metal album from Jesse Leach since his departure from Killswitch Engage. A full radio campaign for Awaken has been launched in the United States, as well as a video for their single Lords of War.

“Metallic hardcore with tech metal tempos and spiritual, pounding rhythms that recalled 108 and even later Bad Brains. And perhaps most significantly, heard (Leach’s) jagged, broken-glass shrieks for the first time since 2002’s breakthrough Alive or Just Breathing. It’s more than a welcome return. – Terrorizer Magazine

 

 

SYMMETRY

Band:SYMMETRY
Album:SYMMETRY
Label:ANGLE SIDE SIDE
Format:CD
Genre:Rap/Hip Hop

Symmetry has been impressing fans for years now with two previous albums and tours covering the US, Canada, Germany, and Greece, sharing the stage with such artists as GZA, Fabulous, Black Sheep, Mims, Digable Planets, Blackalicious, and more. Symmetry teamed up with Seattle-Producer, Ryan Lewis, for his third release. The two created a clever and catchy album that grabs listeners immediately. Now, with a live band, Symmetry brings an exciting edge to hip hop that is long overdue.

"Symmetry and Ryan Lewis have crafted a modern classic. Accomplishing a seemingly unattainable feat, the duo has managed to posit a sound that at once both defies and embraces the standard conventions of modern music.” - Budo (Rhyme Sayers Producer)

"Symmetry demonstrates pure versatility as he embeds the range and presence of someone who’s been in the game for years." - Any State of Mind

 

 

AGAINST THE GRAVITY

Band:ELVIS JACKSON
Album:AGAINST THE GRAVITY
Label:Antstreet
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Elvis Jacksonis a special rock group that has developed its own musical expression with a help of ska, punk, hard core, reggae and metal influences. The band was formed at the end of 1997 and had its first concert after only two practices. Since then the band is known by its crazy live performances full of positive energy that stays with you for a lifetime.

 

 

FREE RIDE

Band:FILTHY WHITE TRASH
Album:FREE RIDE
Label:BLACKHOUSE
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Thirteen tracks of drunk punk insanity from this Portland, Oregon band. Members of Valid Effort grace this disc of brutal, obnoxious, snotty punk rock anthem about drugs, beer, fucking, more beer, and mental instability. Truly destined to become a punk rock classic. Filthy White Trash is abrasive and unapologetic, with fast loud sleazy hardcore punk rock songs similar to that of The Germs, Mentors, and The Dwarves. This CD is a fast paced hell ride that will not disappoint.

 

 

ENEMIES

Band:SCATTERBOX
Album:ENEMIES
Label:BLACKHOUSE
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Sure the provenance is stellar: somewhat up and out of the ashes of hardcore’s best and brightest, SCATTERBOX has their knotty roots almost knuckle deep into the heart of the fast and frenetic Sound of 1981. Which is where it should be placed if you had any sense, any sense of authenticity or any common sense at all. So, there are bullshit detectors and there are bullshit detectors and if you lived through 1981 the best ones are the ones on the sides of your head. You see the ears are what keep you from thinking [wrongly so] that any band AFTER 1983 was worth any sort of goddamned thing. Like dirty hippies and old jazzbos trying to tell you that ain’t shit happened after Janis or Miles, this type of logic comes from the gut. But it comes from the gut because the ears are not listening. Features members of US Punk mainstays MORAL CRUX.

 

 

BIKE MESSENGERS AREN`T AS COOL AS THEY THINK THEY ARE

Band:SEAN
Album:BIKE MESSENGERS AREN`T AS COOL AS THEY THINK THEY ARE
Label:BLACKHOUSE
Format:CD
Genre:Grindcore

Sometimes, less IS more. Sean's singular grind rock stands tall on the strength of only two pillars: keyboardist Luke Laplante and drummer Mike Peterson. Named via a phonetic play on their former incarnation as “Tion” (inspired by the prevalence of said suffix among death metal bands, SuffocaTION, IncantaTION, etc.), Sean has followed up their well-received first release (“Singers Ruin Perfectly Good Bands”) with another contentiously titled EP: “Bike Messengers Aren’t As Cool As They Think They Are”. Both clock in under 20 minutes, but still fully satisfy, like short but onslaught-packed boxing matches. And like a pair of crafty prize fighters, Sean throw down with memorable style: Mike Peterson’s many jazz-master inspirations (such as Jack DeJohnette and Shelly Manne) ride shotgun on 80’s thrash-metal overdrive – and Luke Laplante’s homage to Jon Lord (Deep Purple), Jan Hammer (Mahavishnu Orchestra) and Wayne Horvitz (Naked City) tweaks out to classic grindcore and powerviolence (ala Man is the Bastard and Carcass). Thankfully, the shredding instrumental maelstrom that slays forth emanates from gearsetups devoid of the gadget-overkills that often plague prog-minded musicians.

Features members of The Accused and Scary Bear. Produced by Mell Dettmer (Sunn O))), Earth, Sugar Skulls)

 

 

THE LITTLE DEATH

Band:SUGAR SKULLS
Album:THE LITTLE DEATH
Label:BLACKHOUSE
Format:CD
Genre:Alt Rock

Close your eyes. Close them against visual overload – the flying toy souvenirs, the homemade commedia dell'arte costumery, the live show detritus that draws in the cheap seaters and thrill seekers – and let your ears do the walking. [For a change.] And what floods over you, and your ears, first briefly and then with a rapidly escalating torrent of Mahavishnu, Zappa and light heavyweight prog is this thing that SUGAR SKULLS does on their newest, The Little Death. Mixing equal parts metal, classical, and pop in an experimental mélange of kitchen sink sonics [yeah, everything BUT], Heidi Nebel [keyboards], Kory Christian [drums], Julie Baldridge [violin], and Ursula Beatrice Stuart [bass], the SUGAR SKULLS in total, will KILL you.In a good way.Like they will, on stage, screen and stereo with The Little Death. Like they have at gigs with everyone from SEAN, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, the Ruins, and Lesbian. Which leads back to The Little Death. And your ears. So now open your eyes. Ladies and Gentlemen: Seattle's SUGAR SKULLS.

 

 

SUFFICIENTLY BREATHLESS

Band:CAPTAIN BEYOND
Album:SUFFICIENTLY BREATHLESS
Label:TIMELESS
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

This beautiful album from 1973..is a second album. Their first being a Classic in the early prog/rock category. Rod Evans (first singer in Deep Purple,way back.) doing a beautiful job. Lee Dorman on bass (ex-Iron butterfly) Rhino (ex-Iron Butterfly)on guitars an a few other guy´s makes this a fantastic psych/prog album. Wonderfull songs...dreamy arrangements....a great album reissued as a one off ULTRA LIMITED Vinyl pressing!

 

 

THE GHENT SESSION

Band:BOB THEIL
Album:THE GHENT SESSION
Label:ALMAKARMA
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Folk

The recordings were originally meant as a demo for getting live gigs. It also features some violin from Philippe de Chaffoy (who had his own recording studio, where, since the 70s, some musicians like Patrick Conrad, Walter De Buck, recorded some album ; Philippe also worked with Rolan quiet a long time) on the opening track, Dave Foster on bass, and also mando-strat, keyboard/cello arrangement on two tracks. Many people were convinced that the core of Bob’s music does not really need much more than guitar and voice. “Lady don’t go” comes close to Roy Harper. “A moment’s Respite” is an alternative of guitar with keyboards to the way the Lawrence Woolfe project sounded on the now deleted CD "Bridging the Silence". An instrumental like “Flux and Flow” shows equal expressiveness to songs. This song collection contains many of Bob’s classics, many of my favourites. The songtext of “What are you doing tonight”, about romantic longing within an environmental artifiality and alienation, reminds in that context of one of Ann Clarck’s early poetry songs where she wrote about the superficiality of people when going out. Songs like "Same old story",, "only what you think you are" and "heart beat" and the instrumentals refer clezrly to the 70s singer-songwriter genre (songs with guitar) in which Bob is rooted in. In general the LP is a very good starter because it shows Bob Theil who he is with his general core expression, in a timeless context.

 

 

JELLYBEAN BANDITS

Band:JELLY BEAN BANDITS
Album:JELLYBEAN BANDITS
Label:TIMELESS
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Garage Punk

A Blistering garage punk band with A crazed psychotic rock n roll edge, Especially on the stand out track Generation.

 

 

OPPORTUNISTIC THIEVES OF SPRING

Band:A FOREST OF STARS
Album:OPPORTUNISTIC THIEVES OF SPRING
Label:Transcendental Creations
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Few are the ones in the current Black Metal scene who have the guts and, above all, the creativity to push the boundaries of the genre. This is precisely what A Forest of Stars, one of the new emerging bands from England, has done in their second album Opportunistic Thieves of Spring. The now quintuplet (having added talented drummer John Bishop to the fourfold) took the elements brought fourth on their sophomore effort, The Corpse of Rebirth, and brought them to a whole new level, adding new sound textures to the mix with oriental percussion and original string arrangements. Opportunistic Thieves of Spring will carry the listener through a vast musical landscape : from Kali-Yuga through the golden age to the worlds that lie beyond.

Will appeal to fans of Ved Buens Ende, In The Woods, Altar of Plagues, Burzum

 

 

BOSSE DE NAGE

Band:BOSSE DE NAGE
Album:BOSSE DE NAGE
Label:FLENSER
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, the black metal act known as Bosse-de-Nage, is equal parts Slint, Darkthrone and Alcest. Flenser Records is gleefully proud to present the release of Bosse-de-Nage’s long delayed self-titled full-length album. Bosse-de-Nage’s self titled debut album was recorded in 2007 by the band under inauspicious circumstances. Most recording was completed live in a single-day marathon session. Given lack of label interest, the recording was disregarded by the band but was shared amongst friends in the black metal underground. Despite no official release this recording gained cult status. The fame of this recording reached its most fevered fervor after Aesop Dekker, drummer of black metal bands, Ludicra and Agalloch, posted tracks from this recording on his popular music blog Bosse-de-Nage is a reclusive entity; the members do not identify themselves. The band formed in 2006 and that same year the band recorded a demo released on cassette by the short-lived tape label, The Funeral Agency

 

 

NO LIGHT FOR MASS

Band:OKKULTOKRATI
Album:NO LIGHT FOR MASS
Label:FYSISK FORMAT
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

While orthodoxy and predictably has taken its toll on the once so exciting Norwegian Black Metal scene, a quite different breed of metal is establishing itself in the northern outpost of our civilization. Okkultokrati is one of the leading bands in the new wave of Norwegian dystopian metal. Together with bands such as Årabrot and Haust, they are at the forefront of a scene boiling with sludgy and industrial metal, a scene that are now about to represent for the young generation what the sum of Melvins, Throbbing Gristle and Swans was to the generation before them.

Handnumbered covers, limited to 1000 copies.

 

 

POWERS OF HORROR

Band:HAUST
Album:POWERS OF HORROR
Label:FYSISK FORMAT
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

While orthodoxy and predictably has taken its toll on the once so exciting Norwegian Black Metal scene, a quite different breed of metal is establishing itself in the northern outpost of our civilization. Haust is one of the leading bands in the new wave of Norwegian dystopian metal. Together with bands such as Årabrot and Okkultokrati, they are at the forefront of a scene boiling with sludgy and industrial metal, a scene that are now about to represent for the young generation what the sum of Melvins, Throbbing Gristle and Swans was to the generation before them. European tour in Autumn 2010.

 

 

GJENNOM VEGGENE

Band:KNUSTE RUTER
Album:GJENNOM VEGGENE
Label:FYSISK FORMAT
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Knuste Ruter - (Broken Windows in Norwegian) are ready with their debut album “Gjennom Veggene” (Through The Walls). Like all good punkrock, this is about fighting; fighting the government as well as fighting your inner demons and the paranoia that holds us all down. Singing in Norwegian, Knuste Ruter represents our northern outposts equivalent to bands such as Subhumans. Heavily inspired by the local legends So Much Hate and Life…But How To Live It?, Knuste Ruter are here to tell us a few words of brutal, concrete-smelling truth.

 

 

THE GRIND YEARS

Band:PSYCHO
Album:THE GRIND YEARS
Label:SELFMADEGOD
Format:CD
Genre:Grindcore

Legendary grind/punk band PSYCHO out of Boston, Massachusetts offers their third installment of discography. "The Grind Years" features 52 tracks dating from 1990 to 1994 and demonstrates a more brutal face of the band that has evolved from punk/thrash to grind/death. This treasure trove consists of the "Mass Consumption" 7” and the "Shrunken" 7”; splits with Anal Cunt, Meat Shits, Agathocles, Rot, Satan’s Warrior, Nasum, and Blood; and compilation tracks from Bllleeeaaauuurrrggghhh, Apocalyptic Convulsions, and Audio Espionage. More than that, there are five video bonus songs recorded live on PSYCHO’s 1992 tour in Australia. PSYCHO plays brutal, raw, and fierce grind for fans of S.O.B., NASUM, HERESY, C.S.S.O., AGATHOCLES, UNSEEN TERROR, and ROT. This is a must have for all fans of old good grind with punk and metal influences.

"The Grind Years is a must have for serious grind freaks who get their thrills from the works of Napalm Death, Nasum, Phobia, Excruciating Terror, Assuck, The Crimes Against Humanity roster, etc. Old school to the max and well worth your time! " - HellrideMusic.com

 

 

GRIND KILLERS

Band:UNHOLY GRAVE
Album:GRIND KILLERS
Label:SELFMADEGOD
Format:CD
Genre:Grindcore

Selfmadegod Records is more than proud to announce the signing of legendary grindcore band UNHOLY GRAVE, hailing from Japan. The brand-new studio album entitled "Grind Killers", which including 23 tracks recorded live in a Dutch studio in September 2008 during Unholy Grave’s European tour, and remastered in February 2009. Expect merciless and raw grindcore that is very characteristic for this classic Japanese political band! A must have for every UNHOLY GRAVE and grindcore freak!

"UG brings grind in the classic tradition of early and current Napalm Death, Excruciating Terror, Phobia, 324 and the less spacey material from CSSO’s catalog." - Hellride Music

 

 

PEEL SESSIONS

Band:AGATHOCLES
Album:PEEL SESSIONS
Label:SELFMADEGOD
Format:CD
Genre:Grindcore

The cult grind band AGATHOCLES from Belgium releases "Peel Sessions"! A 15-song never-heard-before fistful of songs recorded at BBC RADIO in London, England for none other than legendary John Peel back in 1997! There are many classic AG songs featured on this release, like “Theatric Symbolisation Of Life”, “Mutilated Regurgitator”, “Consuming Endoderme Pus” and “Kill Your Fucking Idols” to mention but a few. The music is simply AGATHOCLES: raw, minimalistic grindpunk with political lyrics. The booklet includes lyrics and liner notes about how this material was recorded.

 

 

A MOMENTARY SENSE

Band:FLOURISHING
Album:A MOMENTARY SENSE
Label:THE PATH LESS TRAVELLED
Format:CD
Genre:Grindcore

FLOURISHING is the grind side project of WETNURSE (Seventh Rule) guitarist Garret Bussanick. Flourishing’s sound is marked by dark, dense atmosphere and furious, discordant riffing, balanced by unique melodic twists. A Momentary Sense Of The Immediate World was recorded by Matt Brown at Meteorsound and mastered by Alan Douches (Nile, Tombs) at West West Side Music.

“Delivers death-metal and grind with some delirious twists and turns.” – Crustcake

 

 

ONE AMONG THE LIVING

Band:MYSTERY
Album:ONE AMONG THE LIVING
Label:UNICORN DIGITAL
Format:CD
Genre:Prog Rock

The new album contains 69 minutes of brand new mysterious progressive rock including the 22 minutes suite Through Different Eyes. Mystery is known for its melodic progressive rock music and their last album Beneath the Veil of Winter’s Face was voted progressive rock album of the year (2007) i many progressive rock medias making the album one of the best selling release on the Unicorn Digital catalogue. The breaktrough came for Mystery when singer Benoit David was asked to join legendary Progressive Rock band YES as their new lead singer, providing Mystery with an army of new fans worldwide. For One Among the Living, Mystery is joined by Daryl Stuermer (Genesis Phil Collins), Oliver Wakeman (Yes, The Strawbs,), John Jowitt (Frost*, IQ, Arena), Antoine Fafard (Spaced Out), Claire Vezina and Richard Lanthier. The new CD will be released as a digipak with a 28 page booklet. After the success of the 2007 release Beneath the Veil of Winter’s Face, and last year release of the 10th anniversary edition of Destiny? MYSTERY is back with their 6th studio album

 

 

SPOONING OUT THE SEA

Band:ORPHAN PROJECT
Album:SPOONING OUT THE SEA
Label:BRUTAL PLANET
Format:CD
Genre:Prog Rock

Do you like classy, modern, progressive alternative rock like Enchant, Threshold, Cairo, and Dream Theater, with some classic and honorable 70s influences by bands such as Kansas, Genesis, and Yes? Then this 2009 indie release is one you won't want to pass up. This is the band’s third release since 2004 and first with a label. With a full length and an EP already to their credit – selling close to 3500 units of those two albums as an indie band! Spooning Out the Sea is truly an artistic triumph and a release all fans of progressive rock should take very seriously!

 

 

THE AMORAL RANGER

Band:OUTSMARTED
Album:THE AMORAL RANGER
Label:Lockjaw
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Initially Outsmarted from Linz in Austria was founded as a skatepunk-band in 2003, but after a couple of shows and a few changes in their line-up, they finally found their style in fall 2004. More intense songwriting, aggressive shouts and catchy melodies set the tone of their varied Melodic Hardcore moving away from the more basic punk roots. After a lot of shows all around Austria, they recorded their first 4-track demo in June 2005 on Suspect Records and promoted it very successfully on their very first Tour support for Rentokill. Another release and several headlining tours around Europe Outsmarted are here with their first full-length and the first to hit UK shores. The band believe in their live show, putting entertainment in front of trying to be too fashionably ‘hardcore’ making sure they work hard so everyone present is blown away. Outsmarted recently appeared at Give It A Name festival (Headlined by AFI/Sum 41) as well as taking part in various other festivals across Europe this summer before coming over to the UK in the Autumn.

 

 

CITIES OF HUNGER

Band:THE MAPLE ROOM
Album:CITIES OF HUNGER
Label:FUNTIME
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

The Maple Room found its origin in 2004 and have been playing shows and tours non stop since then. With over 350 shows in Belgium, Netherlands, UK, Sweden, France, Germany, Portugal and China the band has built out a solid fanbase. The band put out its first full length 'Uncover Everyone' in March 2005 and the follow up 'A glimpse of the inside' was released in May 2007, both on Funtime Records (Benelux), Four Aces Records (UK) and Shave The Area Records (UK). Both albums have been a success for the band and got them to play and tour with Bullet for my Valentine, Alexisonfire, From Autumn to Ashes, Silverstein, Funeral for a Friend, Coheed and Cambria ... and festivals such as Groezrock, Graspop, Pukkelpop, Rockstar Taste of Chaos and many more.

 

 

THE SEAS HAVE NO ROADS

Band:NOYALTY
Album:THE SEAS HAVE NO ROADS
Label:FUNTIME
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

With '"The Seas have no roads", Noyalty unleashes it's official label debut album. The band has been making waves for a couple of years already with highly energetic and supertight live shows, leaving the audience screaming for more. ‘The Seas have no roads’ has been recorded, mixed and produced in 3 different studios and the result is a very powerful and blastin’ production that connects well with all the live qualities this band is loved for. Imagine a mix of Comeback Kid, Strung Out and A Day To Remember and you get a picture of what to expect! The mastering was done at the famous Westwestside studio (Thrice, Isis) by Alan Douches.

 

 

THE ONCOMING SWARM

Band:IMBROGLIO
Album:THE ONCOMING SWARM
Label:THE PATH LESS TRAVELLED
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

IMBROLGIO stormed out of the Syracuse, NY scene with “The Oncoming Swarm”. This was their first release in the scene and it gained them a wide following across the USA with little to no air play. Their live shows conquered all through the Midwest and East Coast in the USA. Their follow-up to “The Oncoming Swarm” will be released this summer entitled “Sleep Deprivation” also on The Path Less Traveled Records!

“Decibel Magazine gave this album a 9/10...I have to agree, but I give it 10/10...Go find this album now! – Grave Concerns

 

 

STREET WISE

Band:NEW SOCIETY OF ANARCHISTS
Album:STREET WISE
Label:THE PATH LESS TRAVELLED
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

NEW SOCIETY OF ANARCHISTS (N.S.O.A) has been a staple in the Milwaukee, WI hardcore scene since 1999. Their previous 4 titles gained them quite a bit of notoriety in the hardcore scene, but “Street Wise” is their first on an indie with the tools to put them on the map worldwide. It’s not uncommon for multiple group sing-alongs and mayhem to erupt during their live shows. They’re currently on tour to promote the new CD in the Midwest and East Coast of the USA. There will be more touring and mayhem this summer!

"These guys f**king rule! - Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed / Headbangers Ball

 

 

THE GHOST ARMY

Band:SMOKE and MIRRORS
Album:THE GHOST ARMY
Label:THE PATH LESS TRAVELLED
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

SMOKE & MIRRORS  formed out of the ashes of Brothers Keeper, Shockwave, and other Pennsylvania hardcore bands. “The Ghost Army” is their first proper full-length and co-released by The Path Less Traveled Records and Superhero Records. Hardcore with a touch of melody, these guys have taken Erie, PA by storm and plan to tour throughout 2010.

“Meaty power chords, metronomic drumming, acid drenched vocals, & gang vocals make for a moshing good time” - Outburn

For fans of Madball, Sick of it All, & Shelter.

 

 

GRINDVIRUS

Band:SQUASH BOWELS
Album:GRINDVIRUS
Label:SELFMADEGOD
Format:CD
Genre:Grindcore

Squash Bowels are back again with another album of guttural grindcore! Brutal beyond belief, but sprinkled with groove and memorability, Grindvirus is one tasty grind treat with plenty of gory panache. European release on Selfmadegod Records.

"Folks, if you take some time to think about it, you’ll realize that now, more than ever, we’re witnessing how (relative old) age and experience are delivering the extreme music goods better than the kids." – Decibel Magazine

"Grindvirus puts Squash Bowels firmly atop the gore-grind body pile, alongside the likes of Regurgitate (whose Sickening Bliss effort a few years back filled me with equally gory glee). The final nail in the coffin of 2009 grind, and it’s perfectly rusty and sharp." – MetalReview.com

 

 

APRIL MAYBE MAY

Band:APRIL MAYBE MAY
Album:APRIL MAYBE MAY
Label:Crash
Format:CD
Genre:Alt Rock

After a successful string of self released EPS Maybe May release their first full length album April Maybe May through Crash Records, adding bass and drums allow the songs to be played in bigger venues where two acoustic guitars would be lost. When they’re not playing gigs around the country, April Maybe May hide away in their home studio in the attic of their house, working on recordings of some brand new songs. As of February 2010, work has begun on a double album, a mixture of acoustic duo and band songs. April Maybe May were nominated for an INDY award in the best alternative category, and continued to write new songs to play at gigs: support slots for Catherine Feeny, Elaine Palmer, Diane Cluck and Ezio being some highlights.

 

 

EX INFERI

Band:SVARTAHRID
Album:EX INFERI
Label:SOULSELLER
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Norwegian black metal veterans Svartahrid have walked the path of pure Norwegian black metal for over 16 years now. And what a path it has been! Having released their first 2 albums on Austrian major label Napalm Records the band released their 3rd album “Sadness and wrath” (2007) under the banner of Soulseller records. With a top notch cooperation the 3 record-deal with Soulseller Records was renewed after the release of their 4th album “Malicious pride” with another 3 album deal. Now the time is right for the band to unleash the –until now- ultimate Svartahrid album, entitled “Ex inferi”. The band established a perfect match between their ice cold melodies, raw vocals and ultimate blast beats. This will be an absolute must-have album for ALL Norwegian black metal purists out there! Beware!

 

 

FIDES LUCIFERIUS

Band:THORNIUM
Album:FIDES LUCIFERIUS
Label:SOULSELLER
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Thornium from Sweden are somewhat like a legendary black metal pearl from the black metal underground. Having released their debut album “Dominions of the Eclipse” way back in 1995 on a small underground label, which at the time, also released the very first material by Dimmu Borgir, Ulver and some others. Unlike aforementioned bands Thornium did not release anything after that due to Imprisonment of bandleader Thypheuz. Thornium was silent for many years. In 2007 Soulseller records signed a 3- album deal and the comeback blast “Mushroom clouds and Dusk” was released in 2009. It got a huge response and was even called the “perfection of black metal” by Norwegian “Imhotep” magazine. Now the time has come to release the third Thornium album, being “Fides luciferius”, and album that will satisfy many and surprise all!!

 

 

PROFONDO ROZZO

Band:SUBHUMAN
Album:PROFONDO ROZZO
Label:MAPLE METAL
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

This is the highly anticipated debut album for SUBHUMAN, after their much praised EP “Delirio No.1” in 2005.

“Italy”s Best Technical Death Thrash Band” - Lords of Metal (NL)

“A stunningly brutal slice of Death Thrash that just gets better and better with every listen” – MTUK Metal ‘Zine (UK)

For fans of Testament, Slayer, Lamb of God, Cannibal Corpse, Nevermore, Meshuggah

 

 

DEATHMOSPHERE

Band:UNDERTHREAT
Album:DEATHMOSPHERE
Label:BARBARIAN
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Melodic Swedish death metal originating from Columbia. In the tradition of At The Gates, this has is all. It’s full of great melodies and blast beats, slicing guitars and harsh vocals. No keyboards, synths, breakdowns or clean vocals. This is pure Swedish death. Razor sharp production courtesy of Chris Djuricic and Studio One (Jungle Rot) . As of late, the Burmudez brothers (guitar and bass) are part of Blaze Bayley’s band and also appear on his new album ‘Promise and Terror’.

 

 

INTO SATANS KINGDOM

Band:UNHUMAN DISEASE
Album:INTO SATANS KINGDOM
Label:Black Hate
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Black Hate proudly presents yet another dark, unpolished gem unearthed from deep in the underground. Unhuman Disease capture the essence of being possessed by darkness, hate and anger - with undying devotion to our Master Satan. Unhuman Disease conjure true orthodox Devil Worship which is dedicated to the one and only - himself. This album was recorded almost 3 years ago (before "Black Creations of Satan"), an album which summons self-destruction and loneliness, but influences this fate to achieve a higher level of existence. "Into Satan's Kingdom" is what must be heard after you have done what has to be done. Leaving all human emotion behind, you now dance with the dead and reign supremely...

 

 

THE HUNGERING VOID

Band:WITHERSHIN
Album:THE HUNGERING VOID
Label:CANONICAL HOURS
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

The vile entity known as Withershin was spawned in 2006. Firmly rooted in the acrid soil of the underground, the bands ambition was to explore and channel darkness and chaos with no limitations. It remains so to this day. The first offering, “Chaos Discipline”, was recorded and released roughly a year after the bands cursed birth. A few months later Withershin recruited the powerful vocalist Nine and sealed a pact with American label Canonical Hours for the release of the debut album. The seals had been broken, the point of no return passed. “Ashen Banners”, a powerful work of pure wrath and terror, was recorded in Studio Endarker in early 2008 and released in late may. The album was praised as a strong and promising debut, and following the release Withershin took their raging black metal to the stage. A European tour with Diabolical soon followed, and Withershin further manifested the unstoppable, violent force that fuels the band. Live on stage Withershin is a ferocious and ruthless beast. Worshiping Death in blood-smeared ecstasy, the bands dedication and conviction is evident in music and performance alike. In late 2009 the band entered Necromorbus Studio. The resulting EP, entitled “The Hungering Void” is a gateway to the blackest pits, where the adversaries of this world slither and writhe. And yet, in all its horrendous glory, it is only a taste of what is to come…While some are illuminated by the black light, most will perish in its flames. The unwavering devotion to walk against all currents brings sight beyond the veil.

 

 

CUTTHROAT MELODIES

Band:CHAIN REACTION
Album:CUTTHROAT MELODIES
Label:KOLONY
Format:C D
Genre:Metal

One year has passed since the release of 'Vicious Circle', CHAIN REACTION are back with a new amazing album. The style remains the same: a mix of thrash and modern heavy metal with stoner influences, supported by band's musical technicianship and incredible talent. The tracks are more direct now and fit band's live attitude at best. A must for all fans of Pantera & Machine Head!

 

 

AUFBRUCH

Band:ASENBLUT
Album:AUFBRUCH
Label:DR MUSIC
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Aufbruch is the debut of Germans Asenblut, another in the endless saga of pagan black metal bands to hail from Europe in recent years. Thankfully, Asenblut largely avoid the cliched trappings of the genre by trampling the folk flag with a crisp, blackened thrash style which centers far more on the metal; in fact, the band reminds me a lot of a thrash counterpart to Sweden's Amon Amarth, with the same penchant for solid songwriting and raging rhythms. The digipack for Aufbruch also includes the band's Kampfruf demo from 2008. Probably worth a listen if you enjoy Amon Amarth or pagan metal with an emphasis on the latter word. Limited Edition – just 1000 copies worldwide! For fans of RIGER, MENHIR or IVENBERG

 

 

OPERATION: CRASH COURSE

Band:TICKET TO HELL
Album:OPERATION: CRASH COURSE
Label:MY KINGDOM MUSIC
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

After playing and touring for more than 10 years with the acclaimed Antiqua and Project Firestart, Jacobo decided that it was time to follow a new path of blood and destruction. This led to his one man army known as TICKET TO HELL. A bulldozer where its creator finally has total control of the music, the lyrics and the overall concept. Demo 2006 was the first release from this up and coming force established in Dallas, Texas and now living in Queretaro, Mighty Mexico. Soon after this, in 2008, was the time of the debut release “Man Made Paradise” released on My Kingdom Music. The album received excellent acclaim from international press as well as fans, and gained the band a spot in the Extreme Metal Scene. Two years later comes the newest atomic bomb in the form of “Operation: Crash Course”, which will also be released by My Kingdom Music on June 7th of 2010 worldwide.

 

 

ANTIRELIGION

Band:SARATAN
Album:ANTIRELIGION
Label:MY KINGDOM MUSIC
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

The band born in the year 2003. Saratan started to record the demo album in December 2005 in ZED Studio, under Tomek Zalewski supervision. It was released in January 2006. Demo cd "Infected with Life" received very good marks in heavy metal magazines and webzines accross the world. One year later the band decided to record full lenght album. Saratan entered Studio X, Olsztyn in September 2007. Debut cd entitled "The Cult of Vermin" was ready in mid October 2007, and then the band started to search for a label. In December Saratan’s drummer - Wiktor Niemiec - decided to left the band, so Michal “MiSha” Drozdowski became a new band member. After few months Saratan signed a contract with My Kingdom Music. 18th April 2008 was the world date of "The Cult of Vermin". In September 2008 there was a line up change in the group - Michal has left the band, so Wiktor Niemiec could return. In May 2009 Saratan entered Hertz Studio (Decapitated, Vader) and recorded their new album. The album was entitled “Antireligion”. It was recorded by Wieslawscy brothers, and it includes 3 guest solos (by Vogg from DECAPITATED, Jacek Hiro - SCEPTIC and Daniel Kesler - REDEMPTOR) and will be released on June 2010.

 

 

TRIODITIS

Band:ABUSIVENESS
Album:TRIODITIS
Label:OLD TEMPLE
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

After a few years of silence, one of the most distinguished black metal hordes from Poland returns. New album brings even darker and ruthless face of band. Furious, amazing and incredibly varied vocals. Fierce guitars spitting out destroying riffs. Massive and fast drums. Hard line of the music is mixed with great melodies on this album. Fanatic, pagan, antichristian lyrics sung in Polish and one in Ukrainian. Impressive, dark graphics by Sonneillon from B.o.P. Lyrics in Polish and English are to be found in a 16-page booklet. "Trioditis" is pure heathen hate aimed at enemy. Third Abusiveness album is faster, more blasphemous and murderous. Album released in a standard case. All copies hand numbered. CD with special graphic pressing.

 

 

A GLIMPSE OF TRUTH

Band:UP TO NO GOOD
Album:A GLIMPSE OF TRUTH
Label:DR MUSIC
Format:CD
Genre:Alt Rock

UP TO NO GOOD is the name of a talented new rock & alternative band from Germany. After winning a local band contest, the guys get in touch with legendary producer Siggi Bemm, you know his work from metal masterpieces like Sentenced, Morgoth, Lacuna Coil or Phantoms of Future. Very good alternative guitar sound with melancholic vibes meets aggressive shouts. Similar bands are Emil Bulls or Paramore. UP TO NO GOOD are a nice choice for a hot summer night in the city with a bottle redwine. Taste 'em!

 

 

SURRENDERING HONORS TO THE BLACK ARTS

Band:INFERIS
Album:SURRENDERING HONORS TO THE BLACK ARTS
Label:OLD TEMPLE
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

MCD inspired by H.P. Lovecraft's "The Chase Of Charles Dexter Wrath" and art of Necromancy. Musically, it's a dark journey through rot of tombs, occult conversations and summoning Yog-Sothoth. "Surrendering Honors To The Black Arts" contains brand new tracks but also older ones arranged a new. Additionally, band included a cover song of a band from Denmark, called DOMINUS. 23 minutes of uncompromising metal of death devoted to black magic. INFERIS, asked by many fans, decided to include material from "Destroying The Light" demo, too. Publishing is over 50 minutes of old school death metal. MCD released in a standard case. All copies hand numbered. Special CD with graphic pressing !!!

 

 

EJACULATING CHAOS

Band:INFIDEL
Album:EJACULATING CHAOS
Label:OLD TEMPLE
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Long awaited debut of horde from Wroclaw, Poland is an evil blow of chaos. Eight uncompromising songs spread ultimate doom. Each minute of this album is an unpure form of destruction and blasphemy. "Ejaculating Chaos" is 30 minutes of fast and extreme black metal without redundant ornaments. Album released in a standard case. All copies hand numbered. Special CD with graphic pressing !!!

 

 

NINEFOLD PATH TO THE INNOCENCE

Band:ARCANE GRAIL
Album:NINEFOLD PATH TO THE INNOCENCE
Label:Ravenheart
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Moscow Order of Arcane Grail was founded in December of 2001. Arcane Grail play Symphonic Extreme Metal akin to Swedish melodic death metal, with male and female vocals. Assembled by Demether Grail, the band has a stable war-corps of six musicians . Arcane Grail 's debut was created in the best Russian record-studio, DAI-Records with producer Evgeniy Vinogradov (Catharsis, E.S.T., Butterfly Temple, Forgive-Me-Not, Pagan Reign and others). From July 2008 to November 2008 Arcane Grail recorded their second album “Arya Marga - Ninefold Path To The Innocence” . And in January 2009 the band signed with Russian label Musica Production, to enable the release of the album in the Russian Federation.

 

 

SUNBORN

Band:DEADLY SIN
Album:SUNBORN
Label:SPIRITUAL BEAST
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Once cited as “Germany’s best underground band”, and with experiences of headlining “Jim Beam Rockfest” in front of 8000 metalheads and touring southern Europe without an album, DEADLY SIN finally released their debut album “Sunborn” in 2003. It was licensed to Nightmare Records and released in the US in 2004 accordingly. Sadly the band had to call it quits before unleashing a sophomore effort, but the Scottish-born singer Ross Thompson has re-surfaced as one of the singers in the unique “Heavy Metal A Cappella” band VAN CANTO, (Napalm Records) who are taking Europe by storm these days.

 

 

SILENT SYMPHONY

Band:DELIRION
Album:SILENT SYMPHONY
Label:SPIRITUAL BEAST
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Hailing out from Valencia, Spain, DELIRION is a well-kept secret of the Symphonic Power Metal genre. Led by one of the “Brightest Hope Players of 2009” (“Player” Magazine in Japan) Sergio Sáez on guitars and featuring a female keyboard player Ana de Miguel, this quintet is ready to take the world by storm with a forthcoming album “Lotus” (to be released in June/July). The band has various connections with Cain’s Dinasty (their singer used to be in DELIRION and Sergio was helping them as a second guitar player), who has toured in France with Glam Rockers BlackRain. DELIRION have supported Adagio on the Spanish leg of their “Tour Archangels In Black 2009” and also will be touring in Spain with Opera Magna shortly.

 

 

LIFEFORCE

Band:GRIFFIN
Album:LIFEFORCE
Label:SPIRITUAL BEAST
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Norwegian quintet GRIFFIN was one of the country’s finest exports in the 2000’s along with those Black Metal bands and of course salmons! It’s no secret that Alexi Laiho of CHILDREN OF BODOM wanted the founder Kai Nergaard as his guitar partner when Alexander Kuoppala left the band. Following “No Holds Barred” produced by non other than Alexi himself and a successful appearance at “Wacken Open Air” in 2004, “Lifeforce” was the band’s 4th album produced by the Grammy-nominated Andy LaRocque from KING DIAMOND. They ended up in touring with KING DIAMOND throughout Europe in 2006. Lead guitar player Marcus Silver went on to form his own band TRIOSPHERE and released “Onwards” in 2006, touring with ARCH ENEMY recently.

For fans of TNT, WHITESNAKE, TRIOSPHERE and CHILDREN OF BODOM

 

 

HOUSE OF HEAVY

Band:HOUSE OF HEAVY
Album:HOUSE OF HEAVY
Label:SPIRITUAL BEAST
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

OVERVIEW MASQUERADE was one of the leading Swedish melodic rock/metal bands in the early 90’s, touring Japan with Danish metallers Jackal in 1994. HOUSE OF HEAVY is collaboration from Henrik Lundberg, the bass player of MASQUERADE, and Mattias Wellhag from PRESERVED IN GRACE, updating the music from the 80’s they like, such as Def Leppard, Whitesnake, etc..

 

 

MAVERICK

Band:MAVERICK
Album:MAVERICK
Label:SPIRITUAL BEAST
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Originally born under the moniker of WARHELL in 1988 (who featured the current LOUDNESS drummer Masayuki “Ampan” Suzuki in their ranks), MAVERICK had been a well-hidden gem in Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan for quite a while. Having spent a long time improving the songs and establishing a steady lineup, they participated in the Running Wild tribute album “Revivalry – A Tribute to Running Wild” (2005 Remedy Records) before recording their long-awaited debut album. The release party of the self-titled album was done in Germany at the cult “Headbangers Open Air” festival, followed by an extensive nation-wide tour in Japan. Currently they are finalizing the songwriting for the long overdue sophomore effort.

 

 

LOVE ON THE ROCKS REMASTERED

Band:PLEASURE MAKER
Album:LOVE ON THE ROCKS REMASTERED
Label:SPIRITUAL BEAST
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Brazilian answer to American Hair Metal movement, PLEASURE MAKER hails from Rio de Janeiro. Influenced by such acts as Winger, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Duran Duran or Danger Danger, they aim to re-create the joyful sound and atmosphere of the 80’s, combining technique, melody and good choruses, without “living in the past“. The singer C. Marshall released 2 albums with Fugitivos de Toquio, and the guitar wizard Alex Meister was one of the founding members of Thoten (released two albums on Italian Scarlet Records). The independent debut release "Love On The Rocks" has been re-mastered and features a completely new and truly improved artwork by Brazilian artist Gustavo Sazes (Arch Enemy, In Flames, Firewind, Mystic Prophecy etc). They have released the second album “Twisted Desire” on American Perris Records.

 

 

VIRTUAL IMAGE

Band:SOLITUDE
Album:VIRTUAL IMAGE
Label:SPIRITUAL BEAST
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

8 years prior to “Brave the Storm”, SOLITUDE released the debut album “Virtual Image”. Rising from the ashes of Japanese Thrash Metal pioneers, SACRIFICE (not to be confused with the Canadian thrashers), they literally took Europe by storm when the title 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).

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

 

 

SLAVE

Band:TWINBALL
Album:SLAVE
Label:SPIRITUAL BEAST
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

TWINBALL first started out as a covers band under the name BAD REPUTATION, playing classic hard rock relying strongly on Thin Lizzy materials. Upon taking the name TWINBALL, they released the debut album “Remnants of a Broken Soul” in 2002, and the mix of rock/metal/pop and the twin guitar harmonies became their trademark. An appearance at Sweden Rock Festival followed, and the sophomore effort “Slave” was released in 2007.

For fans of Thin Lizzy, Southern Rock, HIM and Nickelback

 

 

2 FACE MACY

Band:CHEENO
Album:2 FACE MACY
Label:PREVISION
Format:CD
Genre:Alt Rock

CHEENO was founded by live and studio musicians of “Autumnblaze”, a band which released 6 CDs worldwide via Prophecy Productions, and Jennie Kloos, an experienced vocal soloist who previously performed for various big projects (such as the Munich Symphonics – Circus meets Classic) and for different TVand advertisement productions (including Star Search Germany, TUI and the “Deutsche Kinderkrebsstiftung”) in August 2005. In 2006, CHEENO competed with 800 bands to be nominated for the “German Rock and Pop” award. The band got in effortlessly and was finally awarded “Best Alternative Act 2006” with their song “Silizium”. In addition to explosive Rock shows, CHEENO started playing special unplugged sessions in 2007 that sold out completely. In summer 2008, CHEENO signed a worldwide record deal with Prevision Music, a sub division of Supreme Chaos Records to release their first full length album “The Next Step Will Be The Hardest” which received overwhelming reviews. At the end of 2009, CHEENO focused on writing songs for the successor “2 Face Macy” due out in May 2010 – once again with illustrations by Julie Keene who also finished the work for a comic book which will be released at the same time.

 

 

THE GOTHENBERG POST SCRIPTUM

Band:ANOTHER PERFECT DAY
Album:THE GOTHENBERG POST SCRIPTUM
Label:SUPREME CHAOS
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

ANOTHER PERFECT DAY was founded back in 1993 with a classic band line-up, and the band was quite active within the German Death Metal underground at that time. Even at that time, the band classified its sound as a mix between melodic Gothenburg death metal and melancholic British doom death metal. Plans were made to record the debut album in 1997. But the band split up right before the recordings. The only audio clips left from this time are three songs which eventually were to be used as bonus tracks for future albums. After the split, songwriter, guitar player and vocalist Kristian “Kohle” Kohlmannslehner concentrated on his work as studio and live musician – but above all, on his work as producer which resulted in opening the Kohlekeller Studios. After numerous productions (for bands like Sieges Even, Crematory, Flowing Tears, Benighted, Powerwolf) the idea came up to transfer the music of ANOTHER PERFECT DAY to the new millenium by making use of the new technical possibilities with a decent degree of sophistication in forms of a solo project. In 2005, the two songs were composed spontaneously (“the lullaby”, “the ghost, she slept beside me”) which marked the new beginning of ANOTHER PERFECT DAY. The first euophoric reactions and finally the contact to Supreme Chaos Records were the reason for the band's decision to work out a detailed album. Because SCR focused on sophisticated music of remarkable artists, preparations for the release of the debut album “The Gothenburg Post Scriptum” were made shortly after. However, it should take 2 more years before all recordings were finished and all guests could be invited to contribute an individual part for this albulm. In any case: the result exceeds all expectations. Now, ANOTHER PERFECT DAY's debut album will be released in 2010. 13 years later but way stronger, more mature and more profound than once planned.

 

 

FEAR FOR THOSE WHO MISSED IT

Band:CONDUIT
Album:FEAR FOR THOSE WHO MISSED IT
Label:Whirlwind
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

With Conduit comes something vicious and peaceful, calming and aggressive, fusing with speed, bursting with melodies. This is a scream filled storm with melodic touches all charging as one voice, one song. This is four personalities crashed together as one working in harmony. This is more than just a band, taking the audience by the scruff of the collar; this is a chance to encounter your creator. This is CONDUIT

The long awaited debut album by Coventry (UK) based hardcore band Conduit will be released by Whirlwind Records and Meltdown in April 2010. The album has been produced by guitar virtuoso and renown album producer JEFF SCHEETZ. Recorded in the UK and completed at Jeff’s Grey Wolf Studios in Kansas (USA), the album promises to be one of the hardcore releases in 2010 that should not be missed.

 

 

HOMETOWN ZOMBIES

Band:PROSTITUTES
Album:HOMETOWN ZOMBIES
Label:PALE MUSIC INTERNATIONAL
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

The Prostitutes were formed in 2004 in Prague, Czech Republic. Their mixture of post-punk influenced indie rock, country and electronica is highly acclaimed by the music press as well as by a swiftly growing amount of fans. The members of the native UK / Czech band are singer Adrian T. Bell, guitarist Martin Destroyer, keyboard player Stevie LFO, drummer Luk Santiago and bass - guitarist Adam Piaf.

 

 

MY PERSONAL HOLIDAY

Band:BERNAYS PROPAGANDA
Album:MY PERSONAL HOLIDAY
Label:Moonlee
Format:CD
Genre:Post Punk

Musically and lyrically, BERNAYS PROPAGANDA continued exactly where they left off with their debut"Happiness Machines", satisfying the hunger of everyone who couldn't get enough of their high-energy danceable post-punk grooves found on the debut album – influences such as Gang Of Four, !!!, Fugazi, The Slits, Submission Hold, LCD Soundsystem, Gossip and the likes are still audible, and the lyrics are again as sharp as the razors, shredding rotten souls of false idols, malevolent politicians, deceiving leaders and overly-restrictive governments to thousands of hardly-amendable pieces. Let yourself move to the groovy rhythms and don’t try to resist the charming female vocals, sung in native Macedonian language. Let ”My Personal Holiday” be your personal soundtrack to much-needed changes, within yourself and around you. Is there a better way of doing it than in such an entertaining, body-moving manner?

 

 

SUMMER CRUISING EP

Band:ERIC D CLARK and THE SCANDALS
Album:SUMMER CRUISING EP
Label:PALE MUSIC INTERNATIONAL
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Genre:Dance/Electronica

Eric D.Clark became famous with Whirlpool Productions and the splashy Clubhit “From disco to Disco”.The extrovent guy with the cool smile spent quite a few years as a DJ,Eventmanager, Producer and Singer in Cologne. There he formed the scene with the legendary House Night „Funky Chicken Club“. Now among others Eric works with Hans Nieswandt and Justus Köhnke, while he keeps spinning rooty house and disco sets with an extra portion of glamour and funk, which fitted the likeness of THE SCANDALS to the fullest. The expressive Berlin DJ Team THE SCANDALS are famous for transforming the crowd into an ocean of dancing bodies with their mixture of funk, new wave and electro sets.

 

 

MY LIFE NIGHTMARE

Band:THE SCANDALS
Album:MY LIFE NIGHTMARE
Label:PALE MUSIC INTERNATIONAL
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Genre:Dance/Electronica

Berlin-based DJ couple, The Scandals have been rocking crowds all over Europe for two years. Using elements of rock n roll, new wave and electro, their aim is to ensure the crowd in front of them is one blurred mass of dancing bodies. The Scandals also pepper their set with more obscure tracks from Berlin scenesters like Warren Suicide, Peaches and Neonman. The emphasis is to create a rocking party and if a track gets the crowd dancing, then they’ll play it.

“Berlins hottest most demanded DJ-Couple-The Scandals.” (Freddy-Engel.de,2007)

 

 

WHWN THE MACHINES RULED THE WORLD

Band:PUNX SOUNDCHECK
Album:WHWN THE MACHINES RULED THE WORLD
Label:PALE MUSIC INTERNATIONAL
Format:CD
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. Now Pale Music (Berlin) release the Punx first LP as a double album. The title "When Machines Ruled The World " refers to the time when music was made with old anologue machines, as Punx Soundcheck use only anologue equipment . While CD1 of the album is geared for home listening, the tracks on CD2 are much more club oriented.

 

 

DAMAGED HEARTS

Band:TEX TAIWAN
Album:DAMAGED HEARTS
Label:Glasstone
Format:CD
Genre:Dance/Electronica

TEX TAIWAN are a Belgian Antwerp-based duo that formed in the spring of 2008 playing infectious indie dance-floor bleep-core. With a vibe at times not dissimilar to the somewhat underrated and slower-paced 1990's ‘Adult’, to the more recent styling of Kap Bambino, Crystal Castles & You Love Her Coz She's Dead (who have remixed Tex Taiwan’s Track ‘Labyrinth’). The duo also draw upon influences such as the Pixies, Sonic Youth, Schwefelgelb and Three Cheers For Dirty, resulting in a 10-track offering in ‘Damaged Hearts’ that sets them apart. With that “no-nonsense punk-rock attitude” from the 80’s and 90’s alternative rock scene, the duo are creating the straight-forward sound Tex Taiwan stands for - Such as their song 'Magnify' which has fast achieved airplay.

 

 

UNDER COVER

Band:TRACE
Album:UNDER COVER
Label:Crash Records
Format:CD
Genre:Instrumental

Trace is an electronic project by David Impey, a composer and producer who has a successful track record in soundtrack production. ‘Under Cover’ is a collection of three cover versions of established tracks. The most wellknown of these is ‘Tubular Bells – Part 1’ by Mike Oldfield. This symphonic folk-rock piece has been re-imagined using the electronic palette through such genres as minimalism (e.g. Steve Reich), funk rock, techno and psychedelia. The same approach has been used in the interpretation of George Winston’s piano piece ‘September – Colors / Dance’. Whilst the Trace version starts off from the point of the original concept, it develops the piece using dance and musique concrete to give the new version something of a widescreen feel. The Neighbours Complain was a piece written by Norman Impey.

 

 

MYSTERIES OF THE GREYLANDS

Band:PHRAGMENTS and KORINTH
Album:MYSTERIES OF THE GREYLANDS
Label:GREYTONE
Format:CD
Genre:Drone/Ambient

On this album, Phragments and Korinth have united into one monolithic entity, to produce a common opus. Orchestral choirs, dark ambient and ritual passages create a perfect cinematic journey over the mysterious Greylands, an archetypal and symbolic travel through the hidden side of the world. All songs are the result of collaboration of the two projects, resulting in a unique narrative experience. After three years of work, Phragments and Korinth deliver a ripe album - a great journey for the listener.

This is a collaborative release of Phragments and Korinth. The songs on this album are the effort of both projects. Written, arranged, performed and recorded 2006-2009 by Phragments & Korinth

 

 

OPERAZIONE PAURA

Band:SANTAAGOSTINO
Album:OPERAZIONE PAURA
Label:GREYTONE
Format:CD
Genre:Drone/Ambient

SantAAgostino tell of the Noises from Beyond the Gate. SantAAgostino play the Journey of No Return from the Death Phase. SantAAgostino sing the Dark Zone of those who met the pain-soaked Demiurge and came back to Earth without forgiveness for their sins. SantAAgostino write about the laments and the looks of those who saw beyond the coma and came back. SantAAgostino feel the return of those who died and are reborn more rotten and foul than before. Former members of : Tronus Abyss | Onirot.

 

 

UNTIL...

Band:REFORMED FACTION
Album:UNTIL...
Label:GREYTONE
Format:CD
Genre:Drone/Ambient

Until...by Reformed Faction is a new set of recordings built around the ideas of abstract compositional instructions similar in meaning and intent to those used by Karlheinz Stockhausen in such works as "From the seven days".

Reformed Faction are Robin Storey and Mark Spybey , both ex-members of zoviet*france and both with long established and productive solo careers as Rapoon and Dead Voices On Air respectively..

 

 


 
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