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October 15, 2021, 11:33 pm

 

DESPOND

Band:LOSS
Album:DESPOND
Label:Profound Lore
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee and having formed around 2004, LOSS have built a reputation as one of the most dominant funeral/death doom metal bands in the underground over the years. This inception began with their “Conceptual Funeralism” rehearsal/demo which made its way through underground channels and was followed by their next demo entitled “Life Without Hope… Death Without Reason”, a demo which made its rounds likewise and would eventually be released as an official EP. Said EP would solidify LOSS as one of the premiere funeral/death doom metal bands to hail from the States and the band would continue releasing material that would come in the form of several split EPs (a notable one, being the Four Burials four way split LOSS shared with such bands as MOURNFUL CONGREGATION, ORTHODOX, and OTESANEK).

Even though “Despond” is their debut album, it has become one of the most anticipated doom metal albums in recent time. The band have amassed a reputable cult following of sorts within the doom metal scene (and the black metal scene likewise) having released several splits with other cult underground bands of an elite nature (bands like WORSHIP and NECROS CHRISTOS), several EP’s (most notably their “Life Without Hope…” EP), and having played a fair amount of live shows

 

 

ASYLUM

Band:MORNE
Album:ASYLUM
Label:Profound Lore
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Boston, Massachusetts’ MORNE formed in 2005 by Milosz Gassan (ex-Filth Of Mankind) a musician who has become an urban legend of sorts within Poland’s underground crust movement. After an initial demo created in 2008 and a split release with Warprayer, MORNE would release their debut full-length album “Untold Wait” in 2009 to critical praise in the underground. Said album would even gain more awareness when both Fenriz and Nocturno Culto of DARKTHRONE praised and endorsed MORNE’s style of apocalyptic epic sludge/crust (that has been comparable to the likes of early NEUROSIS and ISIS) as MORNE themselves would even become endorsed on the cover to the last Darkthrone album “Circle The Wagons” where MORNE’s logo found its way on Darkthrone’s mascot’s leather jacket. It also helped MORNE’s reputation that they also had members in their lineup that have been involved in such bands as GRIEF (guitarist Jeff Hayward), ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, THE MIGHTY NIMBUS, BIRDS OF PREY etc. (ex-drummer Erik Larson).

Nonetheless, MORNE’s style of post-sludge/crust is an interesting interpretation of everything that tends to fall within such a genre. While references to bands such as Neurosis and Isis are easy to pinpoint, MORNE create their cinematic and epic vibe through unrelenting heaviness that is culminated from influences such as traditional heavy metal, doom metal, and classic rock, and create such an immense atmosphere also through influences such as classic ‘70s prog, neo-classical chamber music, and classic post-punk/new wave (i.e. JOY DIVISION, early CURE).

MORNE are considered as one of the most prominent and important post-metal bands today by combining influences from traditional metal, crust, doom metal, and classic prog and are mandatory for fans of bands such as early NEUROSIS, and ISIS

“Asylum” features guest appearances by JARBOE (ex-SWANS) and Kris Force (AMBER ASYLUM) on the closing track ‘Volition’

 

 

BIG SEXY NOISE

Band:BIG SEXY NOISE
Album:BIG SEXY NOISE
Label:ALONE RECORDS
Format:LP/DVD
Genre:Avant-Garde

LYDIA LUNCH AND GALLON DRUNK!

Big Sexy Noise follow up their vinyl mini album, released in summer of 2009, with a full blown LP album. The band, fronted by Lydia Lunch and Gallon Drunk alt-rockers James Johnston, Terry Edwards and Ian White, have recorded a further five Johnston/Lunch originals plus a Lynyrd Skynyrd cover to complement the original six tracks.

Big Sexy Noise is the primaeval bump, grind and holler of White’s thuggish drums, Johnston’s moronic low-tuned riffing and Edwards’ brutal organ and sax interventions led by Lunch’s take-no-prisoners vocals. The album opens with The Gospel Singer which Lunch wrote with Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), followed by Lou Reed’s Kill Your Sons before settling into the trademark songs by Big Sexy Noise protagonists Johnston and Lunch.

The LP release includes a fantastic DVD live performance with 5 tracks at Le Batofar, Paris, on their 2010 european tour.

 

 

PUEDO VER TU MENTE

Band:DAMO SUZUKI and CUZO
Album:PUEDO VER TU MENTE
Label:ALONE RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:PSYCH/INSTRUMENTAL

DAMO SUZUKI, the legendary vocalist of the German band CAN, (with whom he recorded four of his most important records, Tago Mago, Future Days, Soundtracks and Bamyasi Ege), and the Spanish band CUZO are releasing in Alone Records, a live album recorded in one of their dates together last year. The title of the album, ”Puedo ver Tu Mente” (I Can See Your Mind), reflects the experience of see live these two acts. Ahead of what usually it can be found on a standard live album, here there are songs that have less recognizable structure. ”Puedo ver Tu Mente” is the recording of a gig that took place on November the 4th 2009 in the small town of Huesca, where DAMO SUZUKI and CUZO met for the first time on stage. From here, the band and DAMO started a Spanish tour of 7 dates. On the album we have a single piece divided in three movements from where many songs could emerge but that dilutes any trace of structure and links the musical passages with undeniable perfection to other states of mind, sometimes more relaxed and other times more electric. The pause between tracks is no more than the required oxygen intake before making another dive on the listening experience. It seems quite obvious that is very difficult to fit compositional brilliance, technical virtuosity and creative talent in songs that last no more than 4 o 5 minutes, but what if those three components were released from the limitations of time and format? This concept which is so close to the “free-jazz” definition, is the glue where the music of DAMO SUZUKI and CUZO mix together and sculpt a sound speech that is constantly mutating and fed back with bites of progressive-rock, stoner, psych, kraut, improvisation and many similar styles. Throughout the length of the album the peaks of intensity and changes of humor are happening continuously in response to the exposure of the mutual influence, the sum of both entities. This is precisely the purpose of the Damo Suzuki's Network through its "Never-ending Tour", where he plays with other musicians from the different countries. This keeps his discourse alive and dynamic, being reinterpreted every night, without egos among the artists who are really at the service of the music they are playing at that time. This is what CAN and DAMO SUZUKI called “Instant Composition”; each concert is unique and therefore is a unique opportunity to create a new sound work. That is what DAMO SUZUKI and CUZO made in their first gig together.

 

 

PUEDO VER TU MENTE LP

Band:DAMO SUZUKI and CUZO
Album:PUEDO VER TU MENTE LP
Label:ALONE RECORDS
Format:LP
Genre:PSYCH/INSTRUMENTAL

Special limited vinyl release 180gr vinyl and gatefold cover...

DAMO SUZUKI, the legendary vocalist of the German band CAN, (with whom he recorded four of his most important records, Tago Mago, Future Days, Soundtracks and Bamyasi Ege), and the Spanish band CUZO are releasing in Alone Records, a live album recorded in one of their dates together last year. The title of the album, ”Puedo ver Tu Mente” (I Can See Your Mind), reflects the experience of see live these two acts. Ahead of what usually it can be found on a standard live album, here there are songs that have less recognizable structure. ”Puedo ver Tu Mente” is the recording of a gig that took place on November the 4th 2009 in the small town of Huesca, where DAMO SUZUKI and CUZO met for the first time on stage. From here, the band and DAMO started a Spanish tour of 7 dates. On the album we have a single piece divided in three movements from where many songs could emerge but that dilutes any trace of structure and links the musical passages with undeniable perfection to other states of mind, sometimes more relaxed and other times more electric. The pause between tracks is no more than the required oxygen intake before making another dive on the listening experience. It seems quite obvious that is very difficult to fit compositional brilliance, technical virtuosity and creative talent in songs that last no more than 4 o 5 minutes, but what if those three components were released from the limitations of time and format? This concept which is so close to the “free-jazz” definition, is the glue where the music of DAMO SUZUKI and CUZO mix together and sculpt a sound speech that is constantly mutating and fed back with bites of progressive-rock, stoner, psych, kraut, improvisation and many similar styles. Throughout the length of the album the peaks of intensity and changes of humor are happening continuously in response to the exposure of the mutual influence, the sum of both entities. This is precisely the purpose of the Damo Suzuki's Network through its "Never-ending Tour", where he plays with other musicians from the different countries. This keeps his discourse alive and dynamic, being reinterpreted every night, without egos among the artists who are really at the service of the music they are playing at that time. This is what CAN and DAMO SUZUKI called “Instant Composition”; each concert is unique and therefore is a unique opportunity to create a new sound work.

 

 

PREACHING THE END TIME MESSAGE

Band:EYEHATEGOD
Album:PREACHING THE END TIME MESSAGE
Label:ALONE RECORDS
Format:vinyl lp
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Eyehategod do not give a fuck, they do one goddamned thing and they do it fucking well; craft slow, sludgy heroin caked beasts of riff that no one can deny. On this rarities and demo collection, albeit too short, more than enough is made up for in piss and vinegar, doom and smoke. From the early demo of Methamphetamine to the newly recorded International Narcotic, 36 Beers and a Ball of String, and Turn Troubled Tables, EHG have let nothing stop them, whether it be god, guns, drugs, death, weather or the police, these dudes will persevere and struggle, it seems that they do not know or care to do it any other way. This record and all that helped make it over the last 16 years is the true sound of hope struggling to get out from under the rock. If ever there was truth in music, Eyehategod is bringing it.

Special ltd vinyl release, 180gr vinyl on Gatefold Cover.

 

 

BAAL

Band:ORTHODOX
Album:BAAL
Label:ALONE RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Nowadays Extreme Music tends to the repetition and copy of previous works from the bands that are referential inside the Metal scene. Bands with more than 20 years of career are commonly on the cover of the specialized Magazines. On this situation it is great to sometimes find that there are still bands that show personality, honesty and authenticity these days. This is the case of ORTHODOX, a band with a career of over 10 years and 3 albums released that now presents their latest called "Ba'al".

"ORTHODOX were a metal band once, but they have become much bigger. At this point, everything they have in common with doom music or any other style of metal music is the sense of spirituality and their search of catharsis through rites" The Wire

 

 

BAAL LP

Band:ORTHODOX
Album:BAAL LP
Label:ALONE RECORDS
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Nowadays Extreme Music tends to the repetition and copy of previous works from the bands that are referential inside the Metal scene. Bands with more than 20 years of career are commonly on the cover of the specialized Magazines. On this situation it is great to sometimes find that there are still bands that show personality, honesty and authenticity these days. This is the case of ORTHODOX, a band with a career of over 10 years and 3 albums released that now presents their latest called "Ba'al".

"ORTHODOX were a metal band once, but they have become much bigger. At this point, everything they have in common with doom music or any other style of metal music is the sense of spirituality and their search of catharsis through rites" The Wire

Special ltd vinyl release, 180gr vinyl with printed inner bag.

 

 

TEN YEARS

Band:PHARAOH
Album:TEN YEARS
Label:Cruz Del Sur
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

PHARAOH was formed in 1997, quickly gaining an amazing success in virtue of their genuine love for Heavy Metal but also for the technical ability of their members. In sight of their new release, PHARAOH continues to expand its sound with a new EP release, featuring 2 new songs taken from their last album's ("Be Gone") recording session, two tracks previously released only as a bonus 7'', and two cover versions, New Model Army's "Whitelight" and Slayer's "Tormentor". Featuring the skills of former Control Denied singer Tim Aymar, PHARAOH confirms its status of a well- oiled Heavy Metal force!

The release anticipates their new full forthcoming album “Year of the Blizzard” due to be coming out October 2011. Included two killer cover version of SLAYER’s “Tormentor” and NEW MODEL ARMY’s “Whitelight” Featuring Tim Aymar former CONTROL DENIED vocalist.

 

 

THE MERCIAN SPHERE

Band:WINTERFYLLETH
Album:THE MERCIAN SPHERE
Label:BURNING WORLD
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Black Metal

The vastness of The Mercian Sphere should be intimidating, but by varying the tone, from the furious and dark to the contemplative and brooding, Winterfylleth have crafted a record of overpowering emotion and sincerity that grips throughout. Along with bands such as Fen and Wodensthrone, they represent the forefront of those black metal bands that could not come from anywhere else but here, in the same way that Negură Bunget could only be from Romania. While there are some superb British bands within the sphere, be it the inner‐city filth of Anaal Nathrakh or the gothic Romanticism of early Cradle Of Filth, British black metal does not have the best of names. It is difficult to imagine what more a single record could do to try and change that‐ this is a staggering opus of the highest accomplishment. Irrespective of whether you share in these feelings, the music is overwhelmingly powerful. Beautiful and foul, vicious and gentle, rooted in the classic blueprint yet not afraid to go beyond that, The Mercian Sphere is a breathtaking achievement.

LTD DOUBLE VINYL LP IN STUNNING GATEFOLD SLEEVE!

 

 

AS THE VALLEY OF DEATH BECOMES US LP

Band:A STORM OF LIGHT
Album:AS THE VALLEY OF DEATH BECOMES US LP
Label:BURNING WORLD
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:METAL/POST ROCK

Josh Graham is an artist who has had many avenues where he has expressed his artistic vision. Whether it would be through the visual direction he’s involved with the band NEUROSIS, through his filmmaking (Graham has directed videos not only for NEUROSIS but for such bands as THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, and ISIS), and through his graphic design work (SOUNDGARDEN, SHRINEBUILDER etc.) Graham has also had quite the musical palette at his disposal likewise.

Along with currently being in NEUROSIS, and previously being involved with such critically acclaimed acts as RED SPAROWES and BATTLE OF MICE, it was with A STORM OF LIGHT where Graham found a true musical vision that helped to define him as an artist even more. With already two albums released by Neurot Recordings, A STORM OF LIGHT are preparing to unleash their third and most essential album yet, “The Valley Of Death Becomes Us, Our Silver Memories Fade”. By combining the likes of such genres as sludge metal, doom metal, industrial, and post rock (with the natural comparisons to NEUROSIS obviously arising), A STORM OF LIGHT have created a stirring cinematic musical vision that has put them above their peers in the genre in which they dwell in.

And to add even more dimension and color, “As The Valley Of Death Becomes Us…” features none other than SOUNDGARDEN guitarist Kim Thayil laying down some of his signature guitar work on two tracks (‘Missing’ and ‘Black Wolves’). The album also features guest appearances from JARBOE (ex SWANS), Kris Force (AMBER ASYLUM), Nerissa Campbell, and members from SLEEPYTIME GORILLA MUSEUM and THE BOOK OF KNOTS.

LIMITED DOUBLE VINYL LP VERSION OF RECENT 'PROFOUND LORE' CD RELEASE - HOUSED IN HANDSOME GATEFOLD SLEEVE!

 

 

RUNALJOD - GAP VAR GINNUNGA

Band:WARDRUNA
Album:RUNALJOD - GAP VAR GINNUNGA
Label:BURNING WORLD
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:FOLK METAL

Wardruna is a Norwegian musical constellation set out to explore and evoke the depths of Norse wisdom and spirituality. Musically Wardruna has its main focus on the cultic musical language found in the near-forgotten arts of galder, seidr and the daily acts of the cultic life, mixed with impulses from Norwegian/Nordic folk music and music from other indigenous cultures.

Limited edition high quality double album of this spiritual release - Trifold sleeve with 20 page booklet and high quality vinyl.

Band includes Kvitrafn (Gorgoroth, Sahg) and Gaahl (Gorgoroth, Trelldom, Gaahlskagg, God Seed) and they will be performing at the prestigious Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Holland in April 2011.

 

 

LIVE AT ROADBURN 2008.

Band:YEAR OF NO LIGHT
Album:LIVE AT ROADBURN 2008.
Label:BURNING WORLD
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Year of No Light solidified around 5 members escaped from acts such as Metronome Charisma, Deja Mort and Nexus Sun. They recorded their first demo in 2004. The rather general critical acclaim of the demo quoting them as being “The Cure playing sludge” combined with live reviews becoming more and more encouraging compelled the band into the writing of new tracks that finally ended up being recorded at Playrec studio under the direction of Serge Morratel in the fall of 2005. The debut Nord has been released in 2006. Live at Roadburn was recorded at the famous Roadburn Festival in 2008. For the last song the band was joined on stage by Fear Falls Burning for 20 minutes of doom/drone mayhem.

 

 

SALT THE LANDS

Band:BEAT THE RED LIGHT
Album:SALT THE LANDS
Label:TNS RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

‘Salt The Lands’ is debut full length album from High Wycombe’s Beat The Red Light. This follows their debut release, an impressive 5 track sell out, released by TNSrecords in early 2010. Beat The Red Light push genre boundaries, mixing metal, ska and punk bundled together for an incredible live show. ‘Salt The Lands’ is another step up for the eight piece who continue to increase their loyal fan base with every tour.

"Metallic ska punk is a sound that's not easy to nail but its this infusion of styles that make this 8 piece mob a thrilling prospect. With a mix of fast, heavy and brass sounds, its a high energy sound that translates to a sweaty, powerful live show! Here comes the musical mash-up mayhem!" - Big Cheese Magazine

Beat The Red Light are regarded as one of the most exciting bands in the UK Punk/Ska/Metal scene and are probably the UK's best exponents of the style since the first two Capdown albums.

 

 

DUB ME CRAZY

Band:MAD PROFESSOR
Album:DUB ME CRAZY
Label:ARIWA
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

Mad Professor's Original "DUB ME CRAZY" album.

PART OF ARIWA'S CLASSIC VINYL ALBUM RE-ISSUE SERIES.

This classic 1982 album is essential for collectors, or for those interested in DUB!

 

 

JAH SHAKA MEETS MAD PROFESSOR

Band:MAD PROFESSOR
Album:JAH SHAKA MEETS MAD PROFESSOR
Label:ARIWA
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

Jah Shaka project with Mad Professor at Ariwa - A DUB CLASSIC!

PART OF ARIWA'S CLASSIC VINYL ALBUM RE-ISSUE SERIES.

This classic 1984 album is essential for collectors, or for those interested in DUB!

 

 

YABBY U MEETS MAD PROFESSOR

Band:MAD PROFESSOR
Album:YABBY U MEETS MAD PROFESSOR
Label:ARIWA
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

Yabby U project with Mad Professor and Black Steel - A DUB CLASSIC!

PART OF ARIWA'S CLASSIC VINYL ALBUM RE-ISSUE SERIES.

This classic 1993 album is essential for collectors, or for those interested in DUB and Yabby U.

 

 

BLACK LIBERATION DUB

Band:MAD PROFESSOR
Album:BLACK LIBERATION DUB
Label:ARIWA
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

Classic Mad Professor "Black Liberation" album - A DUB CLASSIC!

PART OF ARIWA'S CLASSIC VINYL ALBUM RE-ISSUE SERIES.

This classic 1994 album is essential for collectors, or for those interested in DUB.

 

 

EVOLUTION OF DUB CHAPTER 3

Band:MAD PROFESSOR
Album:EVOLUTION OF DUB CHAPTER 3
Label:ARIWA
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

Classic MAD PROFESSOR 'Black Liberation' Album.

Part of Ariwa's ongoing series of classic Vinyl Album Reissues.

This 1996 album is essential for collectors, or for those interested in DUB and JUNGLE MUSIC

 

 

SUPE APE INNA JUNGLE

Band:MAD PROFESSOR
Album:SUPE APE INNA JUNGLE
Label:ARIWA
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

Classic MAD PROFESSOR and LEE PERRY collaborative album.

Part of Ariwa's ongoing series of classic Vinyl Album Reissues.

This 1995 album is essential for collectors, or for those interested in DUB and JUNGLE.

 

 

AFROCENTRIC DUB

Band:MAD PROFESSOR
Album:AFROCENTRIC DUB
Label:ARIWA
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

CLASSIC MAD PROFESSOR BLACK LIBERATION DUB LP.

PART OF ARIWA'S CLASSIC VINYL ALBUM RE-ISSUE SERIES.

This 1998 album is essential for collectors, or for those interested in DUB!

 

 

TRIX IN THE MIX

Band:MAD PROFESSOR
Album:TRIX IN THE MIX
Label:ARIWA
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

Mad Professor remixing Jungle and Dance Tracks.

Part of Ariwa's Classic Album Vinyl Reissue Series.

This year 2000 album is essential for collectors, or for those interested in DUB.

 

 

AUDIO ILLUSIONS OF DUB

Band:MAD PROFESSOR
Album:AUDIO ILLUSIONS OF DUB
Label:ARIWA
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

Latest Mad Professor album packed with unreleased dubs.

Part of Ariwa's Classic Album Vinyl Reissue Series.

This 2009 album is essential for collectors, or for those interested in DUB.

 

 

OLD SCHOOL NEW RULES

Band:U-ROY
Album:OLD SCHOOL NEW RULES
Label:ARIWA
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

Latest U-Roy album - Classic stuff from the dub veteran!

Part of Ariwa's Classic Album Vinyl Reissue Series.

This 2007 album is essential for collectors, or for those interested in DUB.

 

 

POCOMANIA SONGS

Band:MAX ROMEO
Album:POCOMANIA SONGS
Label:ARIWA
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

Latest Max Romeo album on Ariwa - Classic stuff from the dub/roots veteran!

Part of Ariwa's Classic Album Vinyl Reissue Series.

This album is essential for collectors, or for those interested in DUB.

 

 

RASTA MYSTIC

Band:STARKEY BANTON
Album:RASTA MYSTIC
Label:ARIWA
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

Latest Starkey Banton album on Ariwa - Classic stuff with a digital dub twist.

Part of Ariwa's Classic Album Vinyl Reissue Series.

This 2000 album is essential for collectors, or for those interested in DUB/DIGI-DUB.

 

 

THERES MORE TO LIFE

Band:AISHA
Album:THERES MORE TO LIFE
Label:ARIWA
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

Latest Aisha album on Ariwa - Classic stuff!

Part of Ariwa's Classic Album Vinyl Reissue Series.

This album is essential for collectors, or for those interested in DUB.

 

 

ARIWA 81 SESSIONS

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:ARIWA 81 SESSIONS
Label:ARIWA
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

SELECTION OF THE BEST 80’S ARIWA Studios RECORDINGS.

Part of Ariwa's Classic Album Vinyl Reissue Series.

This album is essential for collectors, or for those interested in DUB.

Feats. Aquizm, Asha, Davina Stone, Delena, Family Love, Jesse James, Ranking Ann

 

 

THE ADVENTURES OF A DUB SAMPLER

Band:MAD PROFESSOR
Album:THE ADVENTURES OF A DUB SAMPLER
Label:ARIWA
Format:CD
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

The 7th Chapter of "Dub Me Crazy" from the Mad Prof. Originally released in 1987

Part of Ariwa's Classic Album Reissue Series.

This album is essential for collectors, or for those interested in DUB.

 

 

REWIRED FOR DUB

Band:MAD PROFESSOR
Album:REWIRED FOR DUB
Label:ARIWA
Format:CD
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

Another great DUB release by Mad Professor and Joe Ariwa featuring Horace Andy.

Musicians involved with this album are Sly & Robbie, Mafia & Fluxy, Black Steel ...

Part of Ariwa's Classic Album Reissue Series.

This album is essential for collectors, or for those interested in DUB.

 

 

TRUE BORN AFRICAN

Band:U-ROY
Album:TRUE BORN AFRICAN
Label:ARIWA
Format:CD
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

U-Roy is a crucial figure in reggae music. Ariwa has brought forth this killer set produced by the "Scratch" Perry of late-20th century reggae, Mad Professor. For hardcore reggae and dub fans, the equation is a simple one: Mad Professor plus U-Roy equals perfection.

Part of Ariwa's Classic Album Reissue Series.

This 1991 album is essential for collectors, or for those interested in ROOTS.

 

 

OLD SCHOOL NEW RULES cd

Band:U-ROY
Album:OLD SCHOOL NEW RULES cd
Label:ARIWA
Format:CD
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

U-Roy is a Jamaican musician also known as The Originator. He is best known as a pioneer of toasting. This "Old School/New Rules" comes, like it says, in a more roots style album. It has a variety tracks that makes it attractive: a mix of re-mastered covers, rhythms and new compositions.

Part of Ariwa's Classic Album Reissue Series.

This 2007 album is essential for collectors, or for those interested in ROOTS.

 

 

JAMAICA NO PROBLEM?

Band:MACKA B
Album:JAMAICA NO PROBLEM?
Label:ARIWA
Format:CD
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

Macka B was one of Britain's most influential dancehall toasters, pushing the music back toward a Rastafarian political consciousness. His rough, gravelly vocals gave him an instantly identifiable sound, and his production — chiefly handled by Mad Professor — updated dub reggae techniques for the dancehall age, proving that the two sounds weren't mutually exclusive.

Part of Ariwa's Classic Album Reissue Series

A must for Reggae collectors and fans of Macka B.

 

 

REBEL ON THE ROOTS CORNER

Band:TIPPA IRIE
Album:REBEL ON THE ROOTS CORNER
Label:ARIWA
Format:CD
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

Born to Jamaican parents in South London, Tippa Irie gained experience as a hard-hitting dancehall toaster on his father's Mobile Reggae Disco Sound system while still in high school. After graduating, he worked on Saxon International, Britain's best sound system. After a series of 12-inch singles on the Greensleeves label, he released his first album, Is It Really Happening to Me? Thanks to the single, "Hello Darling," the album launched his career. Mad Professor produced his next album, Rebel on the Roots Corner.

Part of Ariwa's Classic Album Reissue Series

A must for Reggae collectors and fans of Tippa Irie.

 

 

100% LOVERS ROCK

Band:SANDRA CROSS
Album:100% LOVERS ROCK
Label:ARIWA
Format:CD
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

"100% Lovers Rock" is one of Neil "Mad Professor" Fraser's greatest production triumphs, and it proves that musical form and texture are vastly superior to lyrics alone. An essential album for Lovers Rock collectors.

Part of Ariwa's Classic Album Reissue Series.

A must for Reggae collectors and fans of Lovers Rock.

 

 

COUNTRY LIVING

Band:SANDRA CROSS
Album:COUNTRY LIVING
Label:ARIWA
Format:CD
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

In 1986, when this album was released, it represented the first in a string of popular Lovers Rock albums for Sandra Cross. It contains one of her most definitive single – "Country Living," and it enjoys the benefits of MAD PROFESSOR/Neil Fraser sound-engineering

Part of Ariwa's Classic Album Reissue Series

A must for Reggae collectors and fans of Lovers Rock.

 

 

COMET IN THE SKY

Band:SANDRA CROSS
Album:COMET IN THE SKY
Label:ARIWA
Format:CD
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

Satin, jazz-styled vocals add pleasantly unexpected textures to this Ariwa Sounds collection. The intricate stylings of producer Mad Professor bring forth danceable roots rhythms with a sanitized yet catchy feel. Three tracks, "Comet In The Sky," "My Only Desire" and "Why Oh Why," present an easy, strolling rhythm that excites, but still relaxes the listener.

Part of Ariwa's Classic Album Reissue Series

A must for Reggae collectors and fans of Lovers Rock.

 

 

FOUNDATION OF LOVE

Band:SANDRA CROSS
Album:FOUNDATION OF LOVE
Label:ARIWA
Format:CD
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

Sandra Cross' "Foundation of Love" exemplifies this quality, brightening a listener's mood with unique, xylophonic sounds and soothing, romantic-reggae lyrics. "So In Love" is a carefully-arranged bouquet of positive vibes. "Your Time Is Up," uses hip, digital basslines and keyboard-programmed string arrangements to lend a post-modern air to a heartfelt lovers-rock message. A string of cute, roots-swingbeat grooves brighten the remainder of the album, as evidenced by "Let's Make It Work" and "Wandering Hands." The jazzlike, roots finale, "Fit and Ready," features dynamic harmonies and a catchy scat-singing chorus that adds elegance to this already fashionable collection of fine art.

Part of Ariwa's Classic Album Reissue Series

A must for Reggae collectors and fans of Lovers Rock.

 

 

THIS IS SANDRA CROSS

Band:SANDRA CROSS
Album:THIS IS SANDRA CROSS
Label:ARIWA
Format:CD
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

Sandra Cross’ mix of sensuality and vulnerability was nicely presented on the nine songs featured on this CD. They were both reggae remakes of African-American soul hits and vintage lover's rock-style romantic fare. Sandra Cross’ covers of Mary Wells "My Guy" and The Stylistics Stop, Look, Listen" demonstrate the closeness between 1970s reggae and "sweet" soul, while "Holding On," "Bear With Me," and "Take Your Time" have soaring harmonies, superb arrangements, and her inviting leads.

Part of Ariwa's Classic Album Reissue Series

A must for Reggae collectors and fans of Lovers Rock.

 

 

SERVANT OF JAH ARMY

Band:QUEEN OMEGA
Album:SERVANT OF JAH ARMY
Label:ARIWA
Format:CD
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

Queen Omega was born in Trinidad. She used to sing harmonies for soca bands before lending her talents to reggae music. Already hailed for her songwriting ability, vocal performance, honesty of expression and lyrical vision, she has delivered singles, as "Warning" and "Highest High" (feat. Capleton & Sizzla) and a captivating debut album. Servant of Jah Army" her fifth album produced by none other than, the Mad Professor himself, on the Ariwa Sounds Label was released in 2006. This project was reviewed as an Ariwa debut from a Rasta Female Icon perspective. Her deep song writing ability demonstrates her social consciousness. The "Servant of Jah Army" project is credited with stellar musicians; Drums: Sly Dunbar, Drumtan Ward. Bass: Robbie Shakespeare, Don Chandler, Keyboards: Leroy Mafia, Black Steel, Carolineguitars: Black Steelbrass, Flute: Dean Fraser, Stepper, Rico all recorded At Ariwa Sounds produced By Mad Professor, engineered By Mad Professor & Joe Ariwa

Part of Ariwa's classic reissue series!

 

 

TRUE GUIDANCE

Band:CHUKKI STAR
Album:TRUE GUIDANCE
Label:ARIWA
Format:CD
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

Chukki Starr is considered one of UK’s top deejays, also due to the considerable success of his own Starrdom Products release, “Forever I Shall Praise”, and the combination hit with Aisha, “Hard Times”. In 1998 he released his debut album with Ariwa’s Mad Professor entitled, “Ghetto Youths Livity”. This Album was 1 album in the UK in 2000. After the release of Ghetto Youths Livity he then released "True Guidance" (Ariwa, 2004).

PART OF ARIWA'S CLASSIC ALBUM RE-ISSUE SERIES

 

 

YOU BELONG TO DAX DARLING

Band:HOUDINI DAX
Album:YOU BELONG TO DAX DARLING
Label:SEE MONKEY DO MONKEY
Format:CD
Genre:Alt Rock

Listening to Cardiff's Houdini Dax it’s impossible not to think of Alex Turner and his band in their early stages. Jack Butler’s edgy vocals, sharp wordplay and the stopstart, spiky New Wave tendency of the playing certainly share similarities with early Arctic Monkeys, but it’s not what defines them. Yes, they have major talent - they can sing splendidly, they throw in some deft bridges and could very well sound like one of the great old acts. Yet they don’t! And when quizzed about their favourite bands, ’60s touchstones (The Beatles, The Kinks, The Sonics, The Stooges) meet latter day acts (Blur and Supergrass) and new bands (The Black Keys, The Raconteurs and White Denim). Yet You Belong To Dax Darling sounds nothing like any of them. It’s the sound of teenagers discovering what they can do. Live and exciting is the order for the day for the teenage world view of Houdini Dax. Their second album may well feature strings, ballads and mellotrons but for now let the revolution begin as these youngsters play it their own raw impassioned way with what they have learnt from Hendrix, Syd, Gaz and co. They should be famous!

“Glorious!” Bethan Elfyn, BBC Radio 1/  "Superduper Supergrass blasts with lovely bendy 60’s pop bits. Most endearing." Simon Williams, Fierce Panda / “I would imagine that this is what watching The Beatles in Hamburg was like!” Dave Owens, Western Mail.

 

 

COMPANION LP

Band:WEST COAST POP ART EXPERIMENTAL BAND
Album:COMPANION LP
Label:Sunbeam
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

Few 60s artists have attracted such mystique or so devoted a cult following as The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band. This fascinating compilation draws together many of the rare recordings made by its members before, during and after their existence. Taking in pop, garage, folk-rock, psych, the avant-garde and more, the set highlights the disparate elements that fused to create their extraordinary and enigmatic music, and comes complete with rare pictures and comprehensive notes By the world’s leading WCPAEB authority, Tim Forster.

Essential 29 rare tracks spanning 1960-71- Never previously available on LP - Lavish gatefold sleeve contain CD liner notes and rare pictures!

 

 

STONED GUITAR

Band:THE HUMAN INSTINCT
Album:STONED GUITAR
Label:Sunbeam
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

Recorded in the spring of 1970, this legendary album shows why many consider The Human Instinct to be the finest psychedelic rock band ever to emerge from New Zealand. Led by drummer-vocalist Maurice Greer and featuring the guitar pyrotechnics of the legendary Billy Te Kahika, Stoned Guitar has long been established as a classic, and is presented here complete with rare photographs, four bonus tracks and detailed notes by Greer himself, making it truly essential for fans of hard psychedelic rock.

 

 

PINS IN IT

Band:THE HUMAN INSTINCT
Album:PINS IN IT
Label:Sunbeam
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

The release of Stoned Guitar in the summer of 1970 firmly established this trio as New Zealand's leading hard psychedelic rock band. Led by drummer-vocalist Maurice Greer and featuring the guitar pyrotechnics of the legendary Billy Te Kahika, they recorded this classic collection in May 1971. Firmly established as one of the rarest LPs of the period, it's presented here complete with exclusive photographs, six bonus tracks and detailed notes by Greer himself, making it truly essential for fans of hard psychedelic rock.

 

 

BURNING UP YEARS

Band:THE HUMAN INSTINCT
Album:BURNING UP YEARS
Label:Sunbeam
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

Having spent 18 months playing the British circuit alongside The Jeff Beck Group, The Moody Blues, The Nice and many others, the original Human Instinct folded in the spring of 1968. Undeterred, leader Maurice Greer returned to New Zealand and recruited guitar legend Billy Te Kahika to form a new, harder-hitting version of the band. After honing their incendiary act in the country’s leading clubs, they recorded this blistering, bluesy set in late 1969. Presented here complete with rare photographs and detailed notes by Greer himself, it’s truly essential for all fans of hard psychedelic rock.

 

 

ELECTRIC PSYCHEDELIC SITAR 6-10

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:ELECTRIC PSYCHEDELIC SITAR 6-10
Label:Past And Present
Format:5CD BOX SET
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream with this second deluxe 5-CD boxed set of Easterntinged rock, pop and folk from the hippie heyday of the late 60s and early 70s. Featuring acts from both sides of the Atlantic, as well as Norway, Australia, Japan, Israel and elsewhere, the package comes complete with a packed booklet offering background information and rare pictures of the artists represented, making the set an essential trip back to psychedelia’s incense-shrouded golden age.

Legendary psychedelic compilations/Numbered limited edition/Finally available as a boxed set/ Five CDs/Booklet packed with detailed liner notes and rare photos.

 

 

FOLLOW THE WHITE LINE

Band:SNOWBALL
Album:FOLLOW THE WHITE LINE
Label:SIREENA
Format:CD
Genre:Kraut / Space Rock

Album No. 3, "Follow The White Line" is the "rocker" in the SNOWBALL repertoire. The titles of the album were written in a team and played live on stage in the studio in 1980. No overdubs! As usual the band went on tour with the album in the back (now with Johnny Davies on bass), as always and usual for the band, the responses were overwhelming. Unfortunatley "Follow The White Line ', meant the end of Snowball. On 16.12.1981 the last concert took place (even without founding member Kristian Schultze). An era had ended. Sireena Records is very proud to offer all of the three groundbreaking albums of the German jazz rock band for the first time on CD.

 

 

MALAGA

Band:HOLDE FEE
Album:MALAGA
Label:SIREENA
Format:CD
Genre:Kraut / Space Rock

A true rarity, never been released on CD before. The original album came in 1975, here is the digitally remastered CD version with bonus tracks! The german band Holde Fee regarded as a huge talent. They played in the mid of the seventies a virtuosic mix of jazz rock and funk. “Malaga” was originally published by Phonogram, but the deal did not work. So, the band released the album on their own. This CD also contains the titles of a self-released single as a bonus. Some years later the band changed their style, deleted the first part of the name and became under the new name FEE one of the most famous German rock bands of the Eighties.

 

 

PORTRAIT

Band:ULI TREPTE
Album:PORTRAIT
Label:SIREENA
Format:CD
Genre:Kraut / Space Rock

On 21st May 2009 with ULI TREPTE died one of the most influential musicians of the German Kraut-, Avandgarde, jazz rock - scene.This CD will remember his remarkable work. .Uli was a founding member of the free jazz trio Irène Schweizer Group (1966-1967) and of the pioneering Krautrock group Guru Guru (1968-1972). Trepte played , among others, with the progressive bands NEU!, Faust and Kickbit information, and musicians such as Yusuf Lateef, Gato Barbieri, Barney Wilen, John McLaughlin, Mal Waldron, Edgar Hofmann and Hans Hartmann. He led his own groups "Spacebox" (1975-1984) and "Move Groove" (1996-2001) and recorded under his own name. He also worked with the Dutch Aja Waalwijk in this most unusual song project Takes on Words. Trepte lived in London, Tokyo, New York, since 1985, he lived as a multimedia artist based in Berlin, where he developed a special kind of text-performance.

 

 

MINDDRUGS

Band:VIBRAVOID
Album:MINDDRUGS
Label:SIREENA
Format:CD
Genre:Kraut / Space Rock

On their 5th album “Minddrugs“ Vibravoid from Düsseldorf do not only crank up their amplifiers to insane maximum volumes but turn back clocks 40 years into the future. Vibravoid manage in their own unique way to capture the spirit of long lost Hippie and Psychedelic counter culture and transform it for the NOW without sounding outdated or dull! So far “Minddrugs” is the most matured and probably the best album by Vibravoid and combines perfectly with the group´s previous releases. The more than 22 minutes version of the classic “Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun” (Pink Floyd) encapsulates the original sound of 1968 Psychedelia and transports the listener back into the times of swinging London – straight and far out! But “Minddrugs“ offers more, it is the blueprint of modern psychedelia to come.

 

 

ATOMIC ROOSTER

Band:ATOMIC ROOSTER
Album:ATOMIC ROOSTER
Label:SIREENA
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Prog Rock

1969 keyboard player Vincent Crane and drummer Carl Palmer, left The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and founded ATOMIC ROOSTER. The debut album was published in 1970 and became a respectable success, but Palmer moved to Emerson, Lake & Palmer, who became one of the supergroups of the seventies. Vincent Crane continued with John DuCann on guitar and drummer John Hammond, and this occupation is still regarded as the most successful line-up of Atomic Rooster. Especially John DuCann, who came from Andromeda, blew fresh air into the group. But after the second album DuCann got off . Then in 1979, the Sensation, Vincent Crane and John DuCann came together again. Now the ROOSTER Dream Team was complete again. And the guys started there where they had stopped 1972. 10 tracks have been recorded in the studio. The new album came out in 1980. Songs like "Lost In Space, They Took Control Of You" and "In The Shadows" showed again the demonic-morbid doom

180 gram vinyl - Remastered from the original master tapes - Gatefold cover with all lyrics!

 

 

LET ME IN

Band:POOBAH
Album:LET ME IN
Label:RIPPLE MUSIC
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

In 1972, POOBAH released their debut album, Let Me In, to an unsuspecting rock crowd and, in time, the album has become a highly sought after, collectible piece of heavy rock history. Now, almost forty years later, POOBAH is “reunleashing” the fuzzed-out, heavy rock classic in a multi-format, deluxe double LP, CD, and digital editions.

"An unmissable slice of newly-refurbished rock history. This reclaimed curio gleams like a diamond." -- Classic Rock Magazine Jan 2011 “The 1972 debut by the Ohio trio Poobah is one of the few that was – and still is, as hard Seventies boogie goes – great.” -- David Fricke, Rolling Stone Magazine

For Fans of Blue Cheer, Black Sabbath, Leafhound, Deep Purple et al.

 

 

LET ME IN LP

Band:POOBAH
Album:LET ME IN LP
Label:RIPPLE MUSIC
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

In 1972, POOBAH released their debut album, Let Me In, to an unsuspecting rock crowd and, in time, the album has become a highly sought after, collectible piece of heavy rock history. Now, almost forty years later, POOBAH is “reunleashing” the fuzzed-out, heavy rock classic in a multi-format, deluxe double LP, CD, and digital editions.

"An unmissable slice of newly-refurbished rock history. This reclaimed curio gleams like a diamond." -- Classic Rock Magazine Jan 2011 “The 1972 debut by the Ohio trio Poobah is one of the few that was – and still is, as hard Seventies boogie goes – great.” -- David Fricke, Rolling Stone Magazine

For Fans of Blue Cheer, Black Sabbath, Leafhound, Deep Purple et al. LTD Vinyl Reissue!

 

 

STONE AXE - DELUXE

Band:STONE AXE
Album:STONE AXE - DELUXE
Label:RIPPLE MUSIC
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

This official re-release of the debut STONE AXE album is a 2 disc deluxe package featuring over thirty minutes of live bonus material on the CD, while the DVD includes over 70 minutes of promotional videos, interviews, and live footage. STONE AXE encompass the tones, moods and attitudes, essentially preserving the sound of a by-gone era that brought some of the best heavy rock to the music world, yet still fusing modern elements to make the sound relevant for the future.

“Stone Axe pay tribute to classic 70s hard rock bands from Thin Lizzy to Leaf Hound. Well-trod ground but done with soul and sophistication." - Classic Rock Magazine

For Fans of Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Free, Deep Purple, AC/DC, Whitesnake

 

 

STONE AXE - LP

Band:STONE AXE
Album:STONE AXE - LP
Label:RIPPLE MUSIC
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Metal

STONE AXE encompass the tones, moods and attitudes, essentially preserving the sound of a by-gone era that brought some of the best heavy rock to the music world, yet still fusing modern elements to make the sound relevant for the future. The Ripple Music version of this STONE AXE debut features an extended drum solo on “Rhinoceros” and includes a lyric sheet insert.

“Stone Axe pay tribute to classic 70s hard rock bands from Thin Lizzy to Leaf Hound. Well-trod ground but done with soul and sophistication." - Classic Rock Magazine

For Fans of Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Free, Deep Purple, AC/DC, Whitesnake LTD VINYL EDITION!

 

 

HEAVY RIPPLES

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:HEAVY RIPPLES
Label:RIPPLE MUSIC
Format:DBL VINYL 7"
Genre:Metal

Shining the spotlight on a musical movement that’s ready to blast the world back four decades, Ripple Music is releasing the long awaited Heavy Ripples double 7” compilation that features the sonic delights of four up-and-coming acts who embrace the sounds of rock n’ roll the way it used to be played: aggressive, uncompromising, honest, gritty, and most of all, fun! More than just an ode to the old school ways of rock n’ roll, these four bands embrace the lifestyle and the sounds of a bygone era. This release has a limited first pressing of 500 copies.

Ltd Vinyl - For Fans of Black Sabbath, Lynyrd Skynyrd, MC5, Free, AC/DC, The Stooges, Grand Funk Railroad

TRACK LISTING 1. Nightwolf (STONE AXE) 2. Over My Broken Bones (SUN GODS IN EXILE) 3. Hey Ron (GRIFTER) 4. Small Man Syndrome (GRIFTER) 5. Hempaphobic (MIGHTY HIGH)

 

 

TRAILS OUT OF GLOOM

Band:FEN
Album:TRAILS OUT OF GLOOM
Label:RIPPLE MUSIC
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

FEN fuse elements of progressive rock with the aggressiveness of heavy metal and the melodic accessibility of modern alternative rock on their fourth studio album (first with Ripple Music), Trails Out of Gloom is the kind of album that will immediately impact the listener and send them on a journey into the imagination.

"Trails Out of Gloom is a hidden gem amongst the sometimes nonsensical world of progressive music.” – Power Play Magazine #121

 

 

ACID BLUES IS THE WHITE MAN`S BURDEN

Band:JPT SCARE BAND
Album:ACID BLUES IS THE WHITE MAN`S BURDEN
Label:RIPPLE MUSIC
Format:CD
Genre:Rock

Banded together during the tumultuous years of the early 70’s, JPT SCARE BAND fused a sound equally heavy in hard rocking blues as it was tripped out in psychedelia, creating a sound so imposing that it perfectly reflected the emotions of the era. Hailed as one of the” lost pioneers of Heavy Metal” by Classic Rock Magazine, JPT SCARE BAND has seen a resurgence of interest by fans of 1970’s heavy fuzzed out rock. In the waning months of 2009, JPT Scare Band merged their energies with indie rock label, Ripple Music, to release Acid Blues is the White Man’s Burden, a collection of unreleased tracks, extended jams, and outstanding cover tunes that will help bridge the gaps of the JPT chronology and turn on a whole new generation to their classic version of acid-rock.

"JPT Scare Band plied a terrifying form of ear-bludgeoning hard rock that was so far ahead of its time, people are still trying to catch up.” -- Classic Rock Magazine

 

 

ACID BLUES IS THE WHITE MANS BURDEN LP

Band:JPT SCARE BAND
Album:ACID BLUES IS THE WHITE MANS BURDEN LP
Label:RIPPLE MUSIC
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Rock

Banded together during the tumultuous years of the early 70’s, JPT SCARE BAND fused a sound equally heavy in hard rocking blues as it was tripped out in psychedelia, creating a sound so imposing that it perfectly reflected the emotions of the era. Hailed as one of the” lost pioneers of Heavy Metal” by Classic Rock Magazine, JPT SCARE BAND has seen a resurgence of interest by fans of 1970’s heavy fuzzed out rock. In the waning months of 2009, JPT Scare Band merged their energies with indie rock label, Ripple Music, to release Acid Blues is the White Man’s Burden, a collection of unreleased tracks, extended jams, and outstanding cover tunes that will help bridge the gaps of the JPT chronology and turn on a whole new generation to their classic version of acid-rock. "JPT Scare Band plied a terrifying form of ear-bludgeoning hard rock that was so far ahead of its time, people are still trying to catch up.” -- Classic Rock Magazine

LTD Vinyl Lp - For Fans of Black Sabbath, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, Sir Lord Baltimore, Dust, Leaf Hound

 

 

YOU CAN`T ARGUE WITH WATER

Band:KEVIN BEADLES
Album:YOU CAN`T ARGUE WITH WATER
Label:RIPPLE MUSIC
Format:CD
Genre:Alt-Country / Americana

A songwriter of unparalleled talent, KEVIN BEADLES’ song “High” was recently honoured with second prize in the rock category of the SONGWARS International song writing competition, while “Shine” was awarded second place in the West Coast Songwriters International Song Contest. Both songs can be heard on the sumptuous new album, You Can’t Argue with Water.

For fans of Elvis Costello, Neil Young, John Hiatt, Lucinda Williams, Tom Petty, Ryan Adams

 

 

REFUGE

Band:MODERN DAY MOONSHINE
Album:REFUGE
Label:RIPPLE MUSIC
Format:CD
Genre:Alt-Country / Americana

Armed with a catalogue of over 100 original tunes, MODERN DAY MOONSHINE is a throwback to the days of being able to catch a band on consecutive nights without having to hear the same set twice. Refuge, their debut full length album on Ripple Music, is further proof that the band refuses to be labelled into just one genre, all the while carrying a sound and voice that is unmistakably their own.

"Refuge is an outstanding piece of work. The listener is invited to a stroll through U.S. American music history, including jazz, blues, West Coast, funk and rock. To put it simply: 'Refuge' is a massage for your soul." -- Cosmic Lava

 

 

THE BIRTHDAY EVE

Band:LOUDNESS
Album:THE BIRTHDAY EVE
Label:Krescendo
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Many have laid claim to the title of Japan’s premier rock act but in truth only one band has a serious stake on that claim and that band is LOUDNESS.

Formed in 1981 and armed with a powerful set of songs and a true fret board wizard in the Eddie Van Halen-ish abilities of guitarist Akira Takasaki, the band struck big in Japan quickly with the release of their debut album ‘The Birthday Eve’. Here were real contenders from the land of the rising sun and the album sold surprisingly well as a high priced import in both Europe and America. The album’s domestic sales and the live shows that accompanied the album’s release were very encouraging and the band quickly made plans to get back into the studio to record their sophomore album ‘Devil Soldier’, of which there will be more to say later.

‘The Birthday Eve’ is released here on CD for the first time outside of Japan and it has never sounded so good

 

 

DEVIL SOLDIER

Band:LOUDNESS
Album:DEVIL SOLDIER
Label:Krescendo
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Many have laid claim to the title of Japan’s premier rock act but in truth only one band has a serious stake on that claim and that band is LOUDNESS.

Released on July 21st 1982, the second Loudness album ‘Devil Soldier’ benefited greatly from the creative input of one Daniel McClendon, brother of one time UFO guitarist Tommy McClendon, who was drafted in to help with the sound of the album due to the lack of experienced studio engineers in Japan at the time. As per its predecessor, the album proved a great success in Japan and was awarded the acolade of best metal album of the year by the Japanese record industry. The album was indeed a well crafted affair, with strong songs, punchy production and the ever spectacular Akira Takasaki in effervescent form.

‘Devil Soldier’ is released here on CD for the first time outside of Japan and it has never sounded so good.

 

 

KEEP THIS LOVE GOING

Band:NRBQ
Album:KEEP THIS LOVE GOING
Label:BURNSIDE
Format:CD
Genre:Rock

NRBQ pianist Terry Adams resumes his life’s work full-force with Keep This Love Goin’, a new studio CD recorded with the band he formed in 2007, formerly known as The Terry Adams Rock & Roll Quartet. Adams, and Scott Ligon on guitar & vocals, Pete Donnelly on bass & vocals, and Conrad Choucroun on drums, offer twelve unforgettable and unmistakably-NRBQ tunes. Pop, rock, jazz, swing, and more are here, as are great musicianship, emotion, fearlessness, and fun. Adams, who has presided over every NRBQ line-up since the band’s inception over 40 years ago, recently revealed his life-changing cancer diagnosis in 2004, his former bandmates’ decision to leave to pursue their own music, and the long road back to health and the formation of a new band worthy of the name NRBQ. Great news – that time has come!

 

 

NOBODY`S FAULT

Band:PAT DONOHUE
Album:NOBODY`S FAULT
Label:BURNSIDE
Format:CD
Genre:Alt-Country / Americana

Grammy-winning acoustic guitarist Pat Donohue releases his seventh CD of standards and originals on Bluesky Records, Nobody's Fault, a collection of folk, early roots rock, and blues. From the soulful and poignant lyrics of Some Time, to the flat out rocking groove of Louise, Pat presents the latest fan favorites on a 14-track collection. From roots to rock, humor to heartache, Pat's intelligent and clever songwriting are especially highlighted in this new collection of originals that blend easily with brilliant finger picking, bass line melodies, complex chord work and elaborate, deftly-executed single-note runs. Some say this whiz of the pickin' biz has the rhythm of a drummer and the soul of a New Orleans saxophonist. Nobody's Fault showcases original tunes, sprinkled with a few well-loved classics, and backed by the guitar wizardry of a master musician.

 

 

SHIVER

Band:TOO SLIM AND THE TAILDRAGGERS
Album:SHIVER
Label:BURNSIDE
Format:CD
Genre:Blues

Too Slim and the Taildraggers new release Shiver" is the 10th studio album from this group from Seattle Wa who celebrate their 25th year of touring worldwide. Their last two releases, Free Your Mind and The Fortune Teller charted on the Billboard "Top Blues Chart" a total of 17 times reaching as high as #5 and #9 respectively. Shiver features some amazing guest performances by BMA award winner Curtis Salgado, Duffy Bishop and the Texas Horns. The band has sold approximately 100,000 albums since their debut release in 1988. Too Slim and the Taildraggers have won over 30 Northwest Music Awards.

 

 

4

Band:THE LINK QUARTET
Album:4
Label:BURNSIDE
Format:CD
Genre:Rock

FOR FANS OF THE JAMES TAYLOR QUARTET - After three mind-blowing funk-tastic rock albums and two US tours, The Link Quartet took a break which led organist extraordinaire Paolo "Apollo" Negri toward two solo albums. They all agreed that The Link Quartet would rise again when the time was right, and that time is now! 4 is the culmination of everything Paolo and Hammondbeat have produced in the last few years, from vintage soul to their own unique brand of funk-jazz-rock, but squeezed into the raw, hyperactive, live-band genius of The Link Quartet. This is modern power-pop combined with R&B rock sensibility that separates "written songs" from "incomprehensible noise". French soul lyrics, hard-rock guitar energy, jazz drummer work ethic, body rumbling bass, and blistering organ riffs all come together into a socially conscious "power to the working man" party.

 

 

MADELINE

Band:DERBY
Album:MADELINE
Label:BURNSIDE
Format:CD
Genre:Rock

Anyone who’s caught a live Derby show knows the raw and infectious emotion the boys are known to dish out. The band approached the Madeline recordings with an increased degree of spontaneity and impulse. This act-first-think-about-it-later attitude gave Derby a new-found freedom in recording music, resulting in a fresh, new sound for the band. With Frontman Nat Johnson’s cutting and overdriven guitar tones providing an electrifying punch to the gut on tracks Don’t Believe in You and Creeping Crawling in addition to Dave Guilick's tender serenade on One’s A Lonely One, Madeline showcases a more lively and invigorated Derby. This EP also includes the bonus track "If Ever There's A Reason" which was featured in a national commercial for the 2011 Ford Explorer.

 

 

SONGS FOR THE INNER CHILD

Band:SHAINA NOLL
Album:SONGS FOR THE INNER CHILD
Label:BURNSIDE
Format:CD
Genre:Folk

A collection of chants and lullabies, both traditional and contemporary. Sung with the gentle voice of a loving mother, the songs are healing and soothing for listeners of all ages, carrying powerful messages of affirmation and comfort. New Age keyboard artist Jim Oliver produced, and contributed instrumentally, Rusty Crutcher, best known for his "Sacred Sites" series of albums, plays saxophone on the closing track, "Deep Peace." Originally released in 1992, this New Age and Childrens stalwart classic has sold 275,000 copies to date.

 

 

SOLE KITCHEN

Band:WATER TOWER BUCKET BOYS
Album:SOLE KITCHEN
Label:BURNSIDE
Format:CD
Genre:Alt-Country / Americana

No Depression said of Portland, Oregon-based Water Tower Bucket Boys' Sole Kitchen, that it has a "...harder edge than any folk album you're likely to hear this year... they've adopted the intensity of rock and punk and channeled it into their songs and tunes. But they still love their roots and can't go through a set without throwing in an old-time ballad or a bluegrass song... Their far-ranging influences enable them to see the common ground between folk, rock, punk and even jazz, and they draw from this common ground to create their unique sound." The new sound of indie-cool bluegrass is right here.

 

 

GOOD SEED BAD SOIL

Band:BURNING BEES
Album:GOOD SEED BAD SOIL
Label:APIARY
Format:CD
Genre:Indie/Shoegaze

Silver compact disc in cardboard packaging, disc contains a surprising amount of music. Latest project from Stuart Hobbs and Neil Grant whose previous excursions include Abacus Roolz, which appeared on Cannes winning film Sumersault. Liminal (with Teenage fanclub and Mogwai’s Brendan O’hare), and Superstar for Creation and EMI records

 

 

BOY IN THE BLITZ

Band:REV78
Album:BOY IN THE BLITZ
Label:DAY JOB
Format:CD
Genre:Indie/Shoegaze

Debut CD from REV78 the hottly tipped four piece indie band from Camden London.

Antehmic Indie Rock with post punk influences - RIYL The Smiths, The Cure,Joy Division,The Killers Etc

 

 

SMALL PLEASURES LP

Band:BANGERS
Album:SMALL PLEASURES LP
Label:SPECIALIST SUBJECT
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Debut album from Cornish punk rock trio BANGERS. Having spent the last couple of years touring relentlessly around the UK punk circuit, all over mainland Europe and releasing numerous limited vinyl records (compiled on last years' Dude Trips) the band have finally found enough time to piece together their first full length effort. Small Pleasures is 10 tracks of raw, honest, and catchy punk from one of the UK's most promising new bands. Co-release with Kiss of Death records in the US.

“The ten tracks here are all melodic yet raw and passionate – combined they’re not just ‘Small Pleasures’, they’re a massive joy.” 5/5 - Big Cheese

LTD VINYL LP - For fans of Off With Their Heads, Hot Water Music, Dillinger 4

 

 

LEVITATE THE LISTENER LP

Band:VERSUS YOU / WHITE FLAG
Album:LEVITATE THE LISTENER LP
Label:LONG BEACH RECORDS EUROPE
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Versus You from Luxembroug have seven rough and fromidable punkrock tunes for you topped of with the harsh and scratchy voice of the lead vocalist Eric. The songwriting is direct and catchy, but melodic and with a lot of rock at the same time. "This War Is Like A Drug To You" slows down a bit to give you a tiny break before "Spread The Epidemic" speeds up again musically as well as lyrically. The second part of this split release are songs from the californian veteran punkrock band White Flag. Having released 23 records within 28 years and having played shows all over the world including such exotic places such as greenland and faror are a clear statement for a punkrock lifestlye.

Split record available in limited white vinyl version!

Yes it is THE White Flag the veteran LA punk band with a 28 year band history!

 

 

WHAT KEEPS YOU BREATHING

Band:THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
Album:WHAT KEEPS YOU BREATHING
Label:Lockjaw
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

This time around the Daylights have raised the bar with a fusion of infectious heart-racing tempo'd songs such as "These Roads" and the title track to guitar heavy, anthemic numbers such as "Sedative", "Maybe Escapes" and "Our Yesterdays". From the opening lyrics "We've hung our heads for too long" to the closing lines of "We belong beyond this town, you and me" you can hear the above journey and can't deny this feel-good album's positive undertone messages of making the best out of bad situations by finding something your passionate about, in this case music and all that revolves around it, which is so apparent in the title of the record.

 

 

APORIA V2

Band:FOREVER NEVER
Album:APORIA V2
Label:forever never
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Forever Never hail from Essex, and have shared the stage with the likes of Skindred, Stone Sour, Madina Lake, Ill Nino, Kittie, Breed 77, Mnemic, Vision Of Disorder and Karnivool, along with a US tour with Fozzy. Their long out of print debut album Aporia is now re-released with new mixing and mastering, along with bonus tracks in June 2011 through Code7 Distribution, to coincide with their UK headline tour in May/June, following their sell-out UK tour in Oct/Nov 2010. The bands video for their current single, John Farnham track ‘You’re The Voice’ (taken from their 1,000 copy LTD edition ‘I Can’t Believe It’s Not Metal’ covers EP), is receiving heavy rotation on Kerrang! TV, with previous videos ‘As I Lie’, ‘Empty Promises’ and ‘Never Enough’ still on regular rotation on both Scuzz and Kerrang! TV.

 

 

FOREVER NEVER V2

Band:FOREVER NEVER
Album:FOREVER NEVER V2
Label:forever never
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Forever Never hail from Essex, and have shared the stage with the likes of Skindred, Stone Sour, Madina Lake, Ill Nino, Kittie, Breed 77, Mnemic, Vision Of Disorder and Karnivool, along with a US tour with Fozzy. Their self-titled sophomore album is now re-released with new mixing and mastering, along with bonus tracks in June 2011 through Code7 Distribution, to coincide with their UK headline tour in May/June, following their sell-out UK tour in Oct/Nov 2010. The bands video for their current single, John Farnham track ‘You’re The Voice’ (taken from their 1,000 copy LTD edition ‘I Can’t Believe It’s Not Metal’ covers EP), is receiving heavy rotation on Kerrang! TV, with previous videos ‘As I Lie’, ‘Empty Promises’ and ‘Never Enough’ still on regular rotation on both Scuzz and Kerrang! TV.

 

 

WE CAME TO SING

Band:HOLLY NEAR
Album:WE CAME TO SING
Label:BURNSIDE
Format:CD
Genre:Folk

Holly and emma's revolution put their unique stamp on songs from Holly's repertoire with tender and daring a cappella vocal arrangements with simple instrumental back-up. Musical styles range from a meditation on Study War No More to a light-hearted jazzy version of Swimming To The Other Side, a Pat Humphries' classic. Holly includes The Ministry of Oil, a smart and pointed song she learned from The Prince Myshkins as well as a divine version of Sky Dances, a song by Roy Brown and Jimmy Durham. Sail Away Lady, a traditional song that Holly learned as a young teen, is a lovely tribute to the folk legend Odetta. And Holly and emma's revolution breathe new trio life into versions of Mountain Song, 1000 Grandmothers, Sing To Me The Dream, Fired Up, and West Virginia Friend, which Holly's audiences have heard her perform solo over the years.

 

 

SHOW UP

Band:HOLLY NEAR
Album:SHOW UP
Label:BURNSIDE
Format:CD
Genre:Folk

A superb mix of original songs and covers, Show Up showcases Holly Near's extraordinary talent. From her poignant treatment of Jackson Browne's scathing indictment of the big business war machine in Lives in the Balance to an ironic rewrite of Laura Love's I Want You Gone, no topic is sacred to Holly Near. War, peace, love, family, corporation, government, addiction-they all come under her scrutiny on Show Up. Her songs Family Band and Somebody's Jail have the multi-layered poetry that do for a song what a high-powered lens does for a camera. I Am Willing is a healing balm in this time of great discouragement and despair; and she celebrates the environment in Jane Siberry's Bound by the Beauty. Addiction gets a long hard look in Holly's reworking of the old sea shanty Drunken Sailor, accompanied solely by Jackeline Rago's driving percussive rhythms.

 

 

THE STARWHEEL

Band:KAMMARHEIT
Album:THE STARWHEEL
Label:cyclic law
Format:CD
Genre:Drone/Ambient

Reissue of Kammarheit's long deleted second album which has become a true classic in the Dark Ambient spheres.The Starwheel offers us an eloquent, more profound and highly personal album. The deeply serene drones and melancholic soundscapes are as always the main focus, but this time Pär Boström introduces an engulfing spiritual depth to his soundscapes. Here is a new glimpse of the world of Kammarheit, here's the second meditation.

 

 

ASLEEP AND WELL HIDDEN

Band:KAMMARHEIT
Album:ASLEEP AND WELL HIDDEN
Label:cyclic law
Format:CD
Genre:Drone/Ambient

Now back in stock, the first "official" cd from this now well known Swedish master of Dark Ambient soundscapes After a streak of cdrs and an appearance on the Nord Ambient Alliance compilation CD, Kammarheit offers us a unique album of tortured sonic landscapes taking us on an unsetteling journey through darkened dreams. Homogeneous dark ambiences combined with serene drones and put together as a shadowy collection of dreamy, melancholic soundscapes, Kammarheit forms images of long lost ruins, barren lands and gigantic, rumbling machines. "Asleep and well hidden" was created as a tool for dreamers, a place to flee to when the outside world comes too close...First pressing of 500 copies comes in a 6 panel textured cardboard sleeve with a 9" by 15" poster

 

 

ONEIRONAUT

Band:PSYCHOMANTEUM
Album:ONEIRONAUT
Label:cyclic law
Format:CD
Genre:Drone/Ambient

Cyclic Law is proud to bring forth another new comer to it’s roster, this time with US duo PSYCHOMANTEUM’s debut “Oneironaut”. The album is a sonic portrayal of dreams tainted with the beauty of melancholia and mystery, based on various dream structures and esoteric emotions of it’s creators. Carefully manipulated field recordings layered with dense melodic drones, processed guitars and keyboards form the foundation of this body of work. The concept of the dream traveler is the main focal point behind each piece, serving as an orbital center which feeds energy and emotion into all encompassed works. A travelogue of otherworldly proportions, where the search for one’s self leads you into the abyss of the soul. Relinquish consciousness and let the subconscious speak… The album’s unique visual artwork was carefully channeled by the legendary Kati Astraeir. Edition of 1000 copies in 6 panel Digipack.

 

 

THE NIGHTMARE BECOMES REALITY

Band:ANIMA MORTE
Album:THE NIGHTMARE BECOMES REALITY
Label:Transubstans
Format:CD
Genre:Prog Rock

For fans of Zombi, Goblin, Morricone!

Swedish instrumental quartet ANIMA MORTE plays music inspired by the classic Italian horror and giallo soundtracks made famous by Goblin, Fabio Frizzi, Ennio Morricone and many more. With their roots in classic progressive rock they make perfect use of Hammond organs, Mellotrons and Moogs to create a creepy and haunting atmosphere. Anima Morte is finally back with the follow-up to the cultclassic album 'Face The Sea Of Darkness', This time they take their 70'ies inspired progressive horror rock one step further. Together with producer Mattias Olsson (Änglagård, White Willow) they delve deep into dark atmospheres and intricate experimental arrangements without loosing the track of strong musical themes.Highly recommended if you enjoy the music of horror movies past, but also classic prog acts such as King Crimson, ELP and Rick Wakeman.

 

 

LUCIFER THE LIGHTBEARER

Band:STEEL ISLAND
Album:LUCIFER THE LIGHTBEARER
Label:NAKED TREE
Format:VINYL 7"
Genre:Indie/Shoegaze

Steel Island are Oliver Rangståhl, Martin Ljungberg, Daniel Goody och Fredrik Agvard. The Band have a studio over the train lines by the Frihamns Viaduct in Malmö, Sweden. Guitar, Bass and Drums share the space with a kitchen island full of organs and synthesizers. Inspired by everything from Jonathan Richman to MGMT, the music has been described as everything from raw and desperate to melodic and hopeful. On the 6th June the band releases their debut single on Naked Tree Recordings and follow up with a short tour in the south of England.

 

 

NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART

Band:HONG KONG BLOOD
Album:NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART
Label:FULL EFFECT
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Hong Kong Blood Opera is one of Full Effect Records' most interesting and exciting releases to date. Hailing from Mexico, their first album on the Full Effect label, 'Not For The Faint Of Heart' is an introduction into the clever, stylish and somewhat macabre sounds of this quartet. A true genre-bender, HKBO's music is a mix of dance, punk, metal & pop....with a dash of “Fuck You, don't try to label us!”

 

 

THINNING THE HEARD

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:THINNING THE HEARD
Label:FULL EFFECT
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

'Thinning The Heard' is a Full Effect Records special compilation of popular, rare and un-released tracks from the best of the Full Effect Records roster. It features un-released and remixed tracks from Faster Pussycat, Pigface, Final Cut and Rabbit Junks alter ego The Named. The cd also features two videos.

1. Rabbit Junk - Devotee 2. Pigface – Work To Come 3. Paul Epic – Last Stop On A Long Fall (demo) 4. Faster Pussycat – Pornstar (unreleased mix) 5. Fashion Bomb – The Meek 6. Hong Kong Blood Opera – Cansei De Ser Gangsta 7. Majesty Crush – No. 1 Fan (ep version) 8. Final Cut – Terminate (1994 demo) 9. Newlydeads – In Denial 10. The Named – Fuck The Noise *** Paul Epic – Say You'll Stay Tonight (video) *** The Named – Fuck The Noise (video)

 

 

TAKE BACK A LIFE

Band:REX CARROLL BAND
Album:TAKE BACK A LIFE
Label:Retroactive
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Back in 1997, Rex Carroll (Christian metal's reigning guitar hero) got together with former Lovewar vocalist and extraordinary talent, Tim Bushong! They called themselves The Bleed and released an album called "Ouch!" At the coaxing of their record label, they used silly, fake names in the liner notes to purposely obscure the fact that it was them. Unfortunately, this poorly marketed album was quickly forgotten and has long been out of print. Almost 15 years later, Retroactive Records has yanked this 90's hard rock gem out of the clutches of obscurity and made it available once again! The album has been digitally remastered (J Powell at Steinhaus), given all new artwork, re-titled, and slightly renamed so you know the star power behind this stunning release! Rex provides his usual guitar heroics and Bushong puts in the best vocal performance of his illustrious career! If you enjoy Rex's work with King James, or bands like Lovewar, King's X, Galactic Cowboys, and Ty Tabor - this is a must-have release!

 

 

HOPE OF RETALIATION

Band:BLACK CRUCIFIXION
Album:HOPE OF RETALIATION
Label:SOULSELLER
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

20 years of metal in various shades of black. Black Crucifixion pioneered Finnish black metal along with Impaled Nazarene and their fellow Laplanddwellers Beherit. After releasing the cult mini-albums The Fallen One of Flames (1992) and Promethean Gift (1993) Black Crucifixion reacted strongly against the growing popularity of black metal and went stealth. In 2006 the band surprised many with the release of Faustian Dream –album on which they had been secretly working on for ten years. Now the band celebrates their 20th anniversary with a new album Hope of Retaliation and selected gigs. The nine songs and 39 minutes feature four new studio tracks combined with five fresh live versions of Black Crucifixion classics from throughout their career. The album displays the aggressive northern edge of the band’s current incarnation and the song writing matches and at places even exceeds the finest moments of their previous decades.

 

 

THE FALLEN ONE OF FLAMES / SATANIC ZEITGEIST

Band:BLACK CRUCIFIXION
Album:THE FALLEN ONE OF FLAMES / SATANIC ZEITGEIST
Label:SOULSELLER
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Hailing from Rovaniemi, Lapland, Black Crucifixion pioneered Finnish black metal in 1991 with The Fallen One of Flames mini-album. The band also professionally recorded their debut show in August 1991, which was later released on limited edition vinyl entitled Satanic Zeitgeist. The beginning of Black Crucifixion involved also the other Rovaniemi black metal conspirators Beherit,as Black Crucifixion’s first line-up featured Beherit members and Beherit’s Holocausto Vengeance also co-produced The Fallen One of Flames. But the band’s creative core was always separate from Beherit. This period of the world’s northernmost black metal can now be heard on this special release. Features ex -and present members of BEHERIT.

 

 

YEARNING

Band:AURVANDIL
Album:YEARNING
Label:Eisenwald
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Highly anticipated debut album from the mysterious Aurvandil, a journey in true northbound Black Metal ! Mandatory for fans of epic & true northern Black Metal - Burzum, Enslaved, Isvind, Kvist etc

 

 

FERD

Band:AURVANDIL
Album:FERD
Label:Eisenwald
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Little is known from this artist so far, only that AURVANDIL was incepted in the year 2006 as a spontaneous, scornful, hatreddriven catharsis. After a few inconsequential demos, the voyage commenced. "Ferd" resulted from a lengthy immersion in Northland, a step in the wanderer's northbound Journey. And AURVANDIL have truly succeed to drink from the nordic waters of knowledge and walked through the forest and grief of Hordaland. What you can hear is something unique, raw & atmsopheric, eerie and very indept norse sounding black metal, as it would have been recordet 91 – 93.

 

 

FOR WINTER FIRE

Band:SEIDR
Album:FOR WINTER FIRE
Label:FLENSER
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Formed in the open-minded music haven of Louisville, Kentucky, one of SEIDR's most notable aspects may be that one of the two main songwriters is Austin Lunn, the solo artist behind anarcho-black metal solo act Panopticon, with recent releases also a part of the Flenser family. Together Lunn (guitar, vocals, recorded drumming) and his songwriting counterpart Wesley Crow (guitar, vocals, recorded bass) wrote all of For Winter Fire...

 

 

INGESTING PUTRIDITY

Band:VISCERAL DISGORGE
Album:INGESTING PUTRIDITY
Label:AMPUTATED VEIN
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

From the violence-ridden bowels of Baltimore emerges VISCERAL DISGORGE, vomiting forth their debut album INGESTING PUTRIDITY. Serving up 9 bloody cuts that will captivate the enthusiasts of brutality everywhere!

 

 

HAXAN

Band:CULTES DES GHOULES
Album:HAXAN
Label:Hells Headbangers
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Dread and disease wafting up from the abyss like fumes of the most potent sulfur, coiling and releasing in a tense coitus of godless abandon, the unremittingly repulsive sounds of death worship: this is the sound of CULTES DES GHOULES' "Haxan." After releasing a demo and 7" that were equally mega-cult & mega-essential, this mysterious Polish horde released their debut album, "Haxan," in 2008 to rapturous acclaim in the underground. For the uninitiated, prepare yourself for mesmerizing occult black metal filth far beyond the copious norm - prepare for "Haxan"! For die hards of: MORTUARY DRAPE, NECROMANTIA, VARATHRON and early BARATHRUM

 

 

TO THE DEVIL HIS DUE

Band:DESTROYER 666
Album:TO THE DEVIL HIS DUE
Label:Hells Headbangers
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Australian and antichrist, king of kings, the lords of the wild: the legendary DESTROYER666 are all this and infinitely more, feeding the hellbangers’ insatiable need with their long-awaited “To The Devil His Due” collection. Compiling the band’s cult (and long-out-of-print) 7” vinyl releases onto a fiery full-length, “To the Devil His Due” is perhaps DESTROYER666’s greatest clutch of songs, their most memorable material ever, immediately ingraining and marching forward to victory. Satanic speed metal majesty with which to dominate, fuck, and destroy – “To The Devil His Due”! Recommended for diehards of DESTROYER666, because there is only one DESTROYER666, now and forever.

 

 

MORBID BLOOD

Band:RAVENCULT
Album:MORBID BLOOD
Label:Hells Headbangers
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

The circle of ungodliness marks its return! Proving there's still creative life left in the abyss of uncanny black/thrash metal, on second album "Morbid Blood," Greece's RAVENCULT fuck with the paradigm and twist it to their own devilish design. From diabolical thrashing to grim, coruscating gnarliness, RAVENCULT evade easy categorization and channel the forces of uttermost darkness into a unique yet deadly serious soundfield, literally bleeding "Morbid Blood," offering all worshippers of the occult new avenues into Death's innermost secrets. Give the Devil his due and submit to RAVENCULT!

Recommended for diehards of GOSPEL OF THE HORNS, old WATAIN, NIFELHEIM and early FUNERAL MIST

 

 

CRUCIFIED MORTALS

Band:CRUCIFIED MORTALS
Album:CRUCIFIED MORTALS
Label:Hells Headbangers
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Get ready to be hit in the face with an iron fist of thrash metal insanity... after ten years of several EP and demo outputs, Crucified Mortals release their first full-length album. Comprised of eleven horror tales transcribed into metallic hymns the album continues the bands' own appalling sound with arguably their best material to date. A truly unique style of well-played and evil fucking thrash with hints of death metal that showcases a diverse range sure to satisfy the ear's craving for speed, heavy and memorable riffing complimented with harsh angry vocals and pounding drums. Hammer the nails & thrash 'til fucking death!

RECOMMENDED FOR DIE HARDS OF: Hobbs' Angel Of Death, Rigor Mortis (Texas), Deceased & Carnivore

 

 

BLACK METAL UNBOUND

Band:OGEN
Album:BLACK METAL UNBOUND
Label:KOLONY
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Debut OGEN ep - an original mix of Black Metal and atmospheric gloominess.

RIYL - Emperor,Opeth,In The Woods...

 

 

INSOMNIA

Band:STORYUM
Album:INSOMNIA
Label:Ravenheart
Format:CD
Genre:Alt Rock

Slovakina Alt -Rockers great debut album

A novel mix of varied influences such as Grren Day,Paramore,Elvis Costello,Duran Duran and Lunatica...

 

 


 
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