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July 30, 2021, 4:52 pm

 

TERMINAL TWILIGHT

Band:WHITE WILLOW
Album:TERMINAL TWILIGHT
Label:Termo
Format:CD
Genre:Prog Rock

Major release for the Prog World- the new and much anticipated White Willow album!!!

Comeback release for Norway's best-selling progressive rock band, White Willow. One of the leaders of the new wave of progressive rock from Scandinavia in the 90's along with Änglagård and Anekdoten. New album features some of Scandinavia's best players and the band's best material to date, mixing retro prog, dark folk and post-rock.

Features members of Änglagård, Jaga Jazzist, Wobbler and Gösta Berlings Saga. No-Man's Tim Bowness is guest vocalist.

 

 

YOU LOVE HER COZ SHE`S DEAD

Band:YOU LOVE HER COZ SHE`S DEAD
Album:YOU LOVE HER COZ SHE`S DEAD
Label:Glasstone
Format:CD
Genre:Dance/Electronica

The long-awaited self-titled album from YOU LOVE HER COZ SHE'S DEAD.

After winning an INDY award, a successful debut EP, singles, remixes & compilations 2008-9 on Kitsune, EMI, Glasstone & appearing on TV's SKINS - YLHCSD's self-titled album will now drop on Glasstone Records.

In anticipation of the release YOU LOVE HER COZ SHE'S DEAD have already been warming the album set up this year with acts like SLEIGH BELLS, UFFIE (Ed Banger), HUORATRON, FLUX PAVILION & BLOOD RED SHOES at various shows & European Festivals, with many dates forthcoming.

YLHCSD appeared in SKINS (3rd Series/Episode 7) playing their single, 'Superheroes' as requested by the producer, in a club fight scene incl. Cook, JJ, Katie & Effy from the cast. This was aired on E4 and Channel 4 and also became a DVD. Series 3 of SKINS also features the music from 3 other YLHCSD songs. YLHCSD played the SKINS PREMIER with Unicorn Kid & Dead Kids, at which the full cast appeared, premiering cinematically the very first episode in London following an NME Radio Live Session & Interview alongside Young Fathers, Unicorn Kid and members of the cast.

RIYL - CHEMICAL BROTHERS, LITTLE BOOTS, LA ROUX, DIGITALISM, A-TRAK, PNAU.

 

 

THE OBSIDIAN PLAINS

Band:WOLVHAMMER
Album:THE OBSIDIAN PLAINS
Label:Profound Lore
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Formed in 2008 by ex-Across Tundras founding member Heath Rave in Minneapolis, MN, WOLVHAMMER in their short existence have gained a reputation as one of America’s most notorious black metal influenced bands. With the U.S. being known for spawning such bands of said influence, bands such as COBALT, LEVIATHAN, LUDICRA, GOATWHORE, and NACHTMYSTIUM to name a few of the more prominent acts of said scene, WOLVHAMMER are poised to enter such a class with their new album “The Obsidian Plains”. Following up their 2010 debut “Black Marketeers Of WWIII”, WOLVHAMMER would quickly gain acclaim for their style of mixing black metal (DARKTHRONE, CELTIC FROST/HELLHAMMER), sludge, curst, and punk into a vicious unrelenting mix. Along with getting some touring under their belt (which included a stop at this year’s SXSW, where the band took part in the Profound Lore showcase), the band known to put on a killer live show, WOLVHAMMER are set to take things to the next level with their new album on their new label. Easily surpassing and trumping over their debut, “The Obsidian Plains” almost sees a new band entirely, an album which takes WOLVHAMMER’s sound into new ground and a new musical pedigree that they haven’t even come close to reaching with any of their previous material. This is partly in turn to the band having a more stable and focused lineup, which now includes ex-NACHTMSYTIUM guitarist Jeff Wilson amongst its ranks.

Produced and recorded by Sanford Parker, “The Obsidian Plains” will put WOLVHAMMER amongst the ranks of the elite of America’s blackened metal scene. Mandatory for fans of bands such as DARKTHRONE, NACHTMYSTIUM, LUDICRA, COBALT, GOATWHORE, and LEVIATHAN.

 

 

DAWN OF INFINITY

Band:DARK FOREST
Album:DAWN OF INFINITY
Label:Cruz Del Sur
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

BRAND NEW ALBUM FROM UK’S DARK FOREST!!

The philosophy behind Dark Forest has always been to play exciting, rousing, heartfelt heavy metal at its glorious best. Since formation in 2002 by guitarist Christian Horton and bassist Dave Batham, Dark Forest has constantly evolved and developed and continues to do so, combining a strong appreciation for the classical with the full blooded sound of a distinctly English brand of heavy metal. Dark Forest offers a technical yet fiercely passionate brand of music that defies categorization and all the stereotypes of the genre.

After one full length release and two successful EPs (their 2009's vinyl edition of "Defender" sold out on pre-order!), DARK FOREST are striking again with the ambitious release of "Dawn of Infinity". The album fulfills the expectations placed in one of the most interesting bands in nowadays UK's metal scene, classic British metal composition matching folklore and Celtic soundings. Guitars lead the songwriting, with dueling moments of Iron Maidenesque tradition supported by a charismatic and operatic vocalist. DARK FOREST definitely stands as a new bright star in traditional Metal firmament!

Recommended for fans of Iron Maiden, NWOBHM, Isen Torr!

 

 

TALES FROM THE WASTELAND

Band:SMOKEY BASTARD
Album:TALES FROM THE WASTELAND
Label:BOMBER MUSIC
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Smokey Bastard have been building a cult following across the UK and Europe in the past two years. This is their 2nd album, the first was self released and sold direct to fan only with no PR. It sold out.

A unique Folk/World Punk sound RIYL - Gogol Bordello,Flogging Molly, Pogues,Mano Negra,Clash etc...

 

 

LLYFR LLIWIO

Band:COLORAMA
Album:LLYFR LLIWIO
Label:SEE MONKEY DO MONKEY
Format:CD
Genre:Indie/Shoegaze

Colorama is based around the talents of multi-instrumentalist-singer-songwriter Carwyn Ellis, a much in demand musician who has in the past worked with Oasis and Edwyn Collins amongst others.

A nomadic childhood saw Carwyn flit between Wrexham, Hereford, the West Midlands and the small Anglesey village of Benllech, yet it is his Welsh roots that most eloquently inform his timeless, beautifully written & performed bucolic psychedelic ‘folk’ music - all but one of the tracks on Llyfr Lliwio (Colouring Book) are sung in his native language.

A spell studying music at The Royal Academy was following by the release of his first mini-LP, The Magic Lantern Show in 2009, a record which picked up considerable support from 6Music, Radio 1 & 2 and XFM; this was quickly followed by his first full-length effort, Box, the following year. Llyfr Lliwio (Colouring Book) continues the tale – delicate, enchanting and poetic it recalls everything from Vashti Bunyan, to the Super Furry Animals via Fairport Convention, David Crosby, Gorkys and Ray Davis at his most ‘village green’

Airplay and Televison coming up (BBC6,SC4,BBC Radio Wales,BBC Radio One etc) 

 

 

CLUES

Band:BENSH
Album:CLUES
Label:SEE MONKEY DO MONKEY
Format:CD
Genre:Indie/Shoegaze

From the Austrian Alps to the United Kingdom, from Japan to Germany to Iceland and back through Europe, Clues is the debut album of self-styled noisepop cosmopolitan Bensh... and the sum of a six year expedition to some of the most ecclectic places in pop. Born in Innsbruck, Austria, Bensh studied composition in the UK in 2004. After a period of extensive songwriting and subsequent recording sessions with Dan Swift (Snow Patrol, Art Brut) and Gordon Raphael (The Strokes), he embarked on a cultural exchange to Osaka, Japan. Since returning to Europe, Bensh lived and worked in Germany, UK, Austria and Iceland, where the final mix of Clues was completed with Biggi Birgisson (Sigur Rós). The track Doubt has received massive airplay in central Europe earlier this year, the new single How Come Nao is already receiving airplay in Austria and Germany.

On stage, Bensh is joined by virtuoso synth-wizard Sion Trefor from Cardiff/UK and Bensh’s multi-instrumentalist brother Sevo. After a number of shows in Austria and Germany, the formation just brought their blend of catchy noise-pop to the US and Canada for the first time. Bensh’s debut Clues is out in several European territories.

 

 

A DIFFERENT GAME

Band:IRON CLAW
Album:A DIFFERENT GAME
Label:RIPPLE MUSIC
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

The first new music from Scotland’s Iron Claw in over thirty years, A Different Game finds the band approaching their brand of melodic heavy rock from the only perspective they’ve ever known . . . with honesty and integrity. Recorded live with few overdubs, this new album captures a raw veteran band playing with the exuberance and gusto of a band half their age, and geared up to turn a whole new generation of rock fan onto their guitar-driven, gritty blues-tinged sound.

"This heavily talented proto-metal band has remained underground for over 30 years until now, and compared with earlier recordings, their new efforts show Iron Claw has only aged like fine wine." -- The Soda Shop

For fans of Bad Co., Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Free, Thin Lizzy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Paul Rodgers, Ian Gillian

 

 

GRIFTER

Band:GRIFTER
Album:GRIFTER
Label:RIPPLE MUSIC
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

UK-based Grifter unleash their first full length album under the Ripple Music banner later this summer. This self-titled forty-plus minute barrage of hard and heavy, gritty-biker blues rock owes as much to the classic sounds of AC/DC and Motorhead as it does the more modern soundings of Soundgarden and Clutch. After forming in 2003, this trio of 70’s loving hard rockers have delivered heaping loads of heavy rock n’ roll to music lovers across the British Isles, and now, they’re bringing their high octane, Guinness fueled sound to the rest of the world!

“Their music has the timeless quality of the classic band and their decision to record ‘warts and all’ shows that they have the charisma, ability and attitude to go far if they get the exposure they deserve.” – Sonic Abuse

 

 

WHEN FISH RIDE BICYCLES LP

Band:THE COOL KIDS
Album:WHEN FISH RIDE BICYCLES LP
Label:BURNSIDE
Format:DLP
Genre:Rap/Hip Hop

In the packed confines of clubs around their hometown of Chicago and throughout the world The Cool Kids' irresistible, hooky rhymes and club cramming beats seamlessly bridge the old and new schools of hip hop while assuring them a sure-fire path to world-wide attention. In their short amount of time as a duo The Cool Kids have been featured in Rolling Stone, XXL, The Source, Spin, Paper Magazine, CBS News, The New Yorker, The Fader, and on the cover of The Urb. But earlier this year, the hip-hop duo of Mikey Rocks and Chuck Inglish signed up with the Mountain Dew-sponsored Green Label Sound. The beverage-flavored label helped them drop a few singles throughout the years, including 2008′s “Delivery Man” and this year’s “Bundle Up”. Now, the label has given When Fish Ride Bicycles a release date: August…

The 14-track effort features collaborations with Travis Barker, Bun B, Ghostface Killah, and Asher Roth, as well as production credit for Pharrell Williams on the track “Summer Jam”. LTD Double Vinyl LP!

 

 

MORPHINE AND CUPCAKES

Band:EMILY OHALLORAN
Album:MORPHINE AND CUPCAKES
Label:BURNSIDE
Format:cd
Genre:Alt-Country / Americana

Emily O'Halloran is not a trend-driven artist. Fresh and seemingly in her own world, she writes smoky Americana, her husky voice enveloping each track like cut velvet. Delivering her poetically understated songs in a penetrating baritone, Emily creates a cinematic Americana ghost town of landscape shot through with a raw, mystical energy -- bordering at times on the shamanic. Her voice speaks volumes, like her lyrics, deep, intimate, and intensely compelling.Think Nico and Tom Waits.For Morphine and Cupcakes her debut outing, Emily joined forces with Producer Mark Howard, who`s many legendary collaborators include Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams and Tom Waits. Her debut album "Morphine and Cupcakes" is a doped-up serenade for the Bonnie's, the Clyde's, the lovers and the thieves. It is desert music, well past midnight in an old pick-up truck where you don't know where the ground ends and the stars appear.

"One listen to Ms. O'Halloran's voice will provide you insight to understanding what audio transcendence can truly offer, in the most sophisticatedly understated way. Her breathy, yet textured vocals are other worldly… It's a trip to be likened with the tender side of Lucinda Williams, the breeziness of Cowboy Junkies, and the atmospheric wonderment of Tom Waits. This collection is pure poetry and beatnik beauty at its finest". Innocent Words

 

 

FOUR WAY SPLIT

Band:CHUCK RAGAN / SAM RUSSO / JIMMY ISLIP / HELEN CHAMBERS
Album:FOUR WAY SPLIT
Label:SPECIALIST SUBJECT
Format:LP
Genre:Alt-Country / Americana

4 way split from Chuck Ragan plus 3 of his favourite singer / songwriters from the UK punk scene. Last October the 4 artists played an intimate sold out show together at The Windmill in Brixton and nearly a year later this split is finally seeing the light of day. 3 tracks from each artist all available on 12” vinyl 3rd October 2011.

Chuck Ragan first made a name for himself as singer / guitarist of the much loved Gainesville punk rock outfit Hot Water Music before releasing his first solo album in 2007. 4 years down the road and he's now preparing to release his 3rd studio album, Covering Ground on Side One Dummy. This release sees Chuck covering songs from 3 of his close friends, Helen Chambers, Darren Gibson and Leatherface.

Sam Russo's a singer / songwriter from Cambridgeshire with a gruff voice and some seriously heartfelt songwriting. Just finished a full UK tour alongside Crazy Arm.

Jimmy Islip's a West Yorkshire man with a large Billy Bragg, Joe Strummer influence. When not playing solo Jimmy's busy as frontman for punk rock band The Magnificent as well as playing drums for That F*cking Tank and Milloy.

Helen Chambers is a singer / songwriter and mother of 2 currently living in York. Her music is heavily influenced by traditional English folk music and American country. Chuck Ragan covers her song “Steven Patrick” on this release.

 

 

TONIGHT`S SPECIAL DEATH

Band:KING DUDE
Album:TONIGHT`S SPECIAL DEATH
Label:AVANT!
Format:
Genre:Dark Wave/Goth

King Dude is one rising star in the US dark-folk scene. The solo project by Thomas Jefferson Cowgill (previously in the black/death metal band Book Of Black Earth) is releasing it's first efforts : trad-apocalyptic ballads immersed in satanic and pagan symbolism mixing the dark touch of Death In June with the classic folk of Dylan, Guthrie and Leonard Cohen in a very personal and impressive way.

Now, a few months after the 12” vinyl release of the first EP “My Beloved Ghost”, AVANT! is proud to give life to the LP press of “Tonight’s Special Death”, the King’s first full-length album, previously released only as as a CD-r by Disaro. This new version is pressed on clear grey vinyl and features two previous unreleased bonus tracks along with an insert and lyric sheet.

 

 

ENDLESS DAYS LP

Band:DREAM AFFAIR
Album:ENDLESS DAYS LP
Label:AVANT!
Format:LP
Genre:Dark Wave/Goth

Dream Affair is a cold wave group based in Brooklyn, NY. Frontman Hayden Payne began Dream Affair in Philadelphia in 2009 as a guitar-based outlet to his previous band Void Vision. It has since relocated to the industrial outskirts of Brooklyn, New York and expanded its lineup. Since the release of their sold-out EP All I Want last fall, the band has expanded their initial references of UK post-punk and French cold wave to incorporate sounds of Wax Trax industrial and 4AD shoegaze. Comparisons have also been made with bands such as The Cure and Depeche Mode. It is no coincidence that this evolution of Dream Affair’s sound corresponds with the addition of Abby Echiverri (synths/vocals) and Frank Deserto (bass). Their debut full-length album perfects the cold dichotomy: the conflict and balance between bleak indifference and struggling emotions. Romanticism in the vocals and guitars are vetted against the industrial chill of the rhythm section. The result is a testament of self-awareness, absurdity, and isolation.

LTD LP - RIYL - Cure, Sisters Of Mercy, Joy Division, Siouxsie& The Banshees

 

 

WHITE DEATH AND BLACK HEART

Band:PETER KERNEL
Album:WHITE DEATH AND BLACK HEART
Label:African Tape
Format:CD
Genre:Alt Rock

Peter Kernel is a Swiss Canadian art-punk trio including Aris Bassetti (guitar, voice, graphic designer), Barbara Lehnhoff (bass, voice, filmmaker) and Ema Matis (drums, drummer). Inspired by a love story PK are engagingly intimate and in a primitive and sexy manner reinterpret pop music. The band initially got together in 2005 to write the soundtrack for the experimental musical Like A Giant In A Towel (Locarno International Film Festival 2006), directed by bass player Barbara. In 2008 PK releases their first album How To Perform A Funeral followed by The Ticket Ep on 10’ vinyl in 2009, both for their own label On the Camper Records. Suddenly PK are invited by Spencer Krug from the canadian band Wolf Parade (Sub Pop) to open for their European tour in September 2010. They soon share stages in venues such as the Hmv Forum (London), Thekla (Bristol), Point Ephèmere (Paris)...and go on to record this great album.

RIYL : The Pixies, The Lapse, Blonde Red Head, Sonic Youth.

 

 

ENDLESS DAYS

Band:DREAM AFFAIR
Album:ENDLESS DAYS
Label:AVANT!
Format:CD
Genre:Dark Wave/Goth

Dream Affair is a cold wave group based in Brooklyn, NY. Frontman Hayden Payne began Dream Affair in Philadelphia in 2009 as a guitar-based outlet to his previous band Void Vision. It has since relocated to the industrial outskirts of Brooklyn, New York and expanded its lineup. Since the release of their sold-out EP All I Want last fall, the band has expanded their initial references of UK post-punk and French cold wave to incorporate sounds of Wax Trax industrial and 4AD shoegaze. Comparisons have also been made with bands such as The Cure and Depeche Mode. It is no coincidence that this evolution of Dream Affair’s sound corresponds with the addition of Abby Echiverri (synths/vocals) and Frank Deserto (bass). Their debut full-length album perfects the cold dichotomy: the conflict and balance between bleak indifference and struggling emotions. Romanticism in the vocals and guitars are vetted against the industrial chill of the rhythm section. The result is a testament of self-awareness, absurdity, and isolation.

RIYL - The Cure, Sisters Of Mercy, Joy Division, Soiuxsie & The Banshees

 

 

WHITE DEATH AND BLACK HEART LP

Band:PETER KERNEL
Album:WHITE DEATH AND BLACK HEART LP
Label:African Tape
Format:LP
Genre:Alt Rock

Peter Kernel is a Swiss Canadian art-punk trio including Aris Bassetti (guitar, voice, graphic designer), Barbara Lehnhoff (bass, voice, filmmaker) and Ema Matis (drums, drummer). Inspired by a love story PK are engagingly intimate and in a primitive and sexy manner reinterpret pop music. The band initially got together in 2005 to write the soundtrack for the experimental musical Like A Giant In A Towel (Locarno International Film Festival 2006), directed by bass player Barbara. In 2008 PK releases their first album How To Perform A Funeral followed by The Ticket Ep on 10’ vinyl in 2009, both for their own label On the Camper Records. Suddenly PK are invited by Spencer Krug from the canadian band Wolf Parade (Sub Pop) to open for their European tour in September 2010. They soon share stages in venues such as the Hmv Forum (London), Thekla (Bristol), Point Ephèmere (Paris)...

LTD VINYL LP - RIYL : The Pixies, The Lapse, Blonde Red Head, Sonic Youth.

 

 

THE SCRIPTURES

Band:SIZZLA
Album:THE SCRIPTURES
Label:IDC
Format:CD
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

With The Scriptures, Sizzla has collaborated with famed producer Lloyd ‘John John’ James, Jr., son of the legendary King Jammy, to create an album both thoughtful and intriguing. Sizzla is one of the artists credited leading a movement toward a re-embracement of Rastafarian values in contemporary reggae music by recording material that is concerned primarily with spirituality and social consciousness. This album is one of Sizzla’s finest works to date.

 

 

A GREAT DISGRACE

Band:SAME OLD STORY
Album:A GREAT DISGRACE
Label:ENGINEER
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Emo

With a growing fan base and a sold out EP, Same Old Story is finally getting ready to release their debut album. In summer/fall of 2010 they entered Leon Music, an award winning studio together with producer Richard Engborg. This time with the intention to make it faster, bigger, and better. With influences from the mid 90´s but with a more modern output it is easy to say that these guys are here to give older colleagues Millencolin and Rise Against a good competition. ”A Great Disgrace” won´t disappoint anyone with a preference for good melodic punk rock.

 

 

VERA CITY

Band:BREACHING VISTA
Album:VERA CITY
Label:ENGINEER
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Emo

Their music has garnered media attention with print, online, and both college and major radio stations, which helped lead to signings with Canadian indie label Bright Side Records, and UK indie label Engineer Records. Armed with a plethora of new material, a pair of independent labels for support, a continuously growing & loyal fan base, and the drive that many bands aspire for but only few possess, Breaching Vista is fired up and ready to launch their new record 'Vera City' on May 3rd 2011.

 

 

OUR LIVES IN CINEMA

Band:THE SEPARATION
Album:OUR LIVES IN CINEMA
Label:ENGINEER
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Emo

London 5 piece throw an exhiliarting fusion of catchy hooks, energetic riffage and frenzied vocals together on their new five track mini album.

RIYL RIse Against,Coheed,Alexisonfire,Road To Kansas & Foo Fighters.

 

 

FILLING THE GAP VOL 1-5

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:FILLING THE GAP VOL 1-5
Label:PSYCHIC CIRCLE
Format:5CD BOX SET
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

Finally available again, this terrific 5-CD collection compiles a wealth of non-LP US psych / garage tracks by artists who are better-known for their work on albums. Spanning legends like The Blues Magoos, The Human Beinz and The Lollipop Shoppe as well as obscurities like Homer, Stone Garden and The Federal Duck, the set is not only highly informative and entertaining, but will also save a fortune for collectors who would otherwise have to shell out a small fortune to hear many of the songs included. It comes complete with a full booklet containing detailed background information about each artist and many rare photos, making it a must-have for psych aficianados.

Finally available again on CD • Deluxe 5‐CD set containing 76 rare US non‐LP tracks • Many psych / garage legends included • Detailed booklet with rare photos.

 

 

PURITANICAL ODES

Band:BRUCE JANAWAY
Album:PURITANICAL ODES
Label:Sunbeam
Format:CD
Genre:Folk

Originally circulated in a private edition of just 200 vinyl copies in 1977, Puritanical Odes is among the most intensely personal and poetic albums ever made in Britain. Setting startling words to haunting 12-string guitar, it has been described as ‘one of the ultimate incarnations of what today is referred to as downer folk’, and makes its first appearance on CD here.

 

 

ON THE WAY TO EDEN

Band:EDEN ROSE
Album:ON THE WAY TO EDEN
Label:LION PRODUCTIONS
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

It might be easy to think of Eden Rose as simply a first version of famed French progressive band Sandrose. Both bands had the same musicians; both existed at nearly the same moment in time (c. 1970). But Eden Rose is now seen, quite rightly, as something unique, a chimera from the misty past, a time during which the winds of change were blowing on the fixed universe of music. Rules were blown away, stagnant structures were swept aside, and musical conventions emancipated, this freshness and spontaneity the essence of a style that hadn’t yet been formalised. - The result was this batch of psych-inspired, decidedly grooving, upbeat instrumental tracks, with wailing (at times) fuzzed-out guitar and distinguished Hammond organ aplenty, over driving beats. A unique sound: brilliant, bright, and singing from the first note to the last. And man, if my ears don’t deceive me, the main theme from ‘Walking In the Sea’ (before it spins off into Jimi Hendrix territory) sure sounds like a lovely jazzy riff on Serge Gainsbourg’s ‘Je t'aime... moi non plus,’ which had been released the year before this album hit the racks. Two bonus tracks are from the band’s only single that contained non-LP tracks. Booklet has the band’s story in English and French, and is printed on FSC recycled, chlorine-free, 100% post-consumer fiber paper, manufactured using biogas energy.

 

 

SUPERKRAUT - LIVE AT STAGGES HOTEL

Band:MYTHOS
Album:SUPERKRAUT - LIVE AT STAGGES HOTEL
Label:SIREENA
Format:CD
Genre:Prog Rock

The career of MYTHOS been similar to that of Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze, also from West Berlin. They also began working as a rock band in the line up of guitar, drums, bass, keyboards and vocals. Even as they released their first record on the cult label OHR, and they later switched from rock to Electronic music. After 1979, mastermind Stephan Kaske continued as a soloist under the name of MYTHOS and is even today still successful with his synthesizers on the road.

At the gig in Stagge's Hotel in Osterholz-Scharmbeck near Bremen in March 1976 MYTHOS was still fully in the Krautrock element. The songs of the then fresh album "Dreamlab" formed the foundation, plus additional titles that should never make it to one of the studio albums. They can be heard here for the very first time. Stephan Kaske was even amazed when he learned of the existence of the tape recordings, but agreed after careful listening with a publication. A truly wise decision!

 

 

ROCK IN DEUTSCH

Band:FRANZ K
Album:ROCK IN DEUTSCH
Label:SIREENA
Format:CD
Genre:Kraut / Space Rock

The legendary hearse album on CD with bonus track! "We make rock music with German lyrics." With these words the trio of FRANZ K.( Mick Hannas (guitar), Peter Josefus (bass, vocals) and Stefan Josefus (drums) ) brought it to the point and earned a loyal fan base in Germany. On the road since 1969 the power trio made evey concert into a happening. "We want to ensure that you listen to us, thinking about our lyrics and maybe do something." These were the Seventies!

Following the debut album "Senseman", "Rock in Deutsch" (Rock in German) was published in 1973 by Zebra. With the hearse, which adorns the front cover of the album, Franz K. was constantly on the road in Germany. Similar to its British counterpart, the Edgar Broughton Band, social criticism was packed in German texts. The band shot agains militarism, consumer greed, injustice in the workplace and met precisely the taste of students and apprentices then. Today you have to smile quietly over the choice of words, then the band was so far forward and was one of the most popular live bands.

 

 

GROOVE CLUB VOL 1 : LA CONFISERIE MAGIQUE

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:GROOVE CLUB VOL 1 : LA CONFISERIE MAGIQUE
Label:LION PRODUCTIONS
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

With his Weston shoes, a slim-fitting suit by Renoma and his haircut modelled on those of Anglo-Saxons musicians appearing on French Eps, Fabrice dreams of Carnaby Street and the Sunset Strip. He is not alone: there’s his sister Stéphanie, 16, who wears a fringe, a mock Courrèges dress, a pink Shetland pullover and white boots. Stéphanie reads Salut Les Copains and Mademoiselle Age Tendre, which both fuel her passion for Françoise Hardy, Zouzou, Twiggy and the Beatles. The Groove Club is happy to present twenty-two records that we dug out as a tribute to Fabrice’s kinky faves. We imagine those magic years 1966-71 (with two inclusions from 1976 & 77) to have been as you can hear it here — truly decadent pop-sike, as beautiful as the cathedral of Evry... whether it's the arch-hippie Lolita taking us beyond the limits of pop music, singing songs which make one dream of Anicée Alvina riding her bicycle in a red dress... or whether it's sunny and stunning, or brooding and tinged with sadness. And we sense that, paradoxical as it may seem, although we have imagined a parallel cosmos to the Grande Heures of pop culture, we are not far from the truth. The 24 page CD booklet is chock full of information, sharing Fabrice's story, as well as providing information about all of the tracks on this painstakingly curated volume of our celebrated Groove Club series. Popisme fantastique!

 

 

GROOVE CLUB VOL 1: LA CONFISERIE MAGIQUE LP

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:GROOVE CLUB VOL 1: LA CONFISERIE MAGIQUE LP
Label:LION PRODUCTIONS
Format:DLP
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

With his Weston shoes, a slim-fitting suit by Renoma and his haircut modelled on those of Anglo-Saxons musicians appearing on French Eps, Fabrice dreams of Carnaby Street and the Sunset Strip. He is not alone: there’s his sister Stéphanie, 16, who wears a fringe, a mock Courrèges dress, a pink Shetland pullover and white boots. Stéphanie reads Salut Les Copains and Mademoiselle Age Tendre, which both fuel her passion for Françoise Hardy, Zouzou, Twiggy and the Beatles. The Groove Club is happy to present twenty-two records that we dug out as a tribute to Fabrice’s kinky faves. We imagine those magic years 1966-71 (with two inclusions from 1976 & 77) to have been as you can hear it here — truly decadent pop-sike, as beautiful as the cathedral of Evry... whether it's the arch-hippie Lolita taking us beyond the limits of pop music, singing songs which make one dream of Anicée Alvina riding her bicycle in a red dress... or whether it's sunny and stunning, or brooding and tinged with sadness. And we sense that, paradoxical as it may seem, although we have imagined a parallel cosmos to the Grande Heures of pop culture, we are not far from the truth. CD booklet is chock full of information, sharing Fabrice's story, as well as providing information about all of the tracks on this painstakingly curated volume of our celebrated Groove Club series. Popisme fantastique!

LTD DOUBLE VINYL LP!!!

 

 

LOOK IN THE WINDOW

Band:JARDINE
Album:LOOK IN THE WINDOW
Label:LION PRODUCTIONS
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

Jardine’s album was recorded in three glorious weeks in June 1969, at Sounds Aquarian Studios, a stone’s throw from that justifiably famous fashion hub, Carnaby Street. The sessions were fun. Polydor was supposed to release the album. Musicians dropped in to say "hello" and ended up on the record (uncredited)—among them Peter Frampton, Andrew "Andy" Bown (Herd and Status Quo), and Brian Appleyard (drummer from East of Eden). Singer Mickey Cox had been in Robert Plant’s pre-Led Zeppelin group The Band of Joy—it was Cox, in fact, who became their singer when Plant left the band. But suddenly, thanks to band management problems, the LP was shelved. Keith Law, who had written all of the songs, joined Velvett Fogg for their only album, and Jardine was forgotten. Now, forty years later, you can be among the first to discover the brooding excellence of these tracks, music both strange and sinister, with moments of fragile beauty. There are some very pretty songs here (haunting melodies abound), but there is no escaping the dark side of life (‘Masochists of Strangulation,’ ‘Execution of the Child,’ and the monumental dirge ‘Blackbirds of Jardine’, which tells of self-same birds, and the fact that they will “destroy you, and leave you pain, pain, pain”), songs perhaps more akin to the band Comus than to anything else we have encountered from the psychedelic era. There are heavy guitar solos, churning organ, flute, and flowing sitar for good measure. A 16-page booklet includes a band history lyrics, and comments on the songs by Keith Law. A lost jewel of late-1960's UK psychedelia, from a short-lived but charismatic band!

 

 

GADJISTAN ZIZANY

Band:GADJO
Album:GADJISTAN ZIZANY
Label:GADJO MUSICA
Format:CD
Genre:world/new age

Gadjistan Zizany starts like dynamite with a Balkanesque-polka-boogaloo- ska celebration of saucepan banging protests in Catalan and Spanish and continues with an unstoppable groove through the 14 songs composed by the 7 immigrant members of the Barcelona band. There are tales of travel and lost lovers in Mexico, a cacophony of marimba players, pots and pans, mariarchi melodies, kafka boogaloo, broken shoes, sirens, sailors, squatters, skallywags, old ladies breaking and entering, a Jung Freud, zubrovka romance, paranoia, punk gardeners, and pianos falling from the sky. Gadjo’s fourth album is exuberant and eclectic, raucous and tender. An explosion of voice, horns, flute, clarinet, accordion, doublebass, guitar and percussion. The multiple styles of gadjo come together to forge the diverse but not disparate characteristic Gadjistan flavour. The Cumbias have been balkanized, the Skas whipped into boogaloos, swings kidnapped by drum and bass. Gadjo’s music has matured yet remains as refreshing, energetic and playful as ever, still with colours of their roots in acoustic street music but more jumping and having it than ever.

 

 

EXPLODE

Band:DC4
Album:EXPLODE
Label:VANITY MUSIC GROUP
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Riding on the back of DC4’s Metal Blade release, ‘Electric Ministry’, the band have reached into their catalogue and pulled ‘Explode’ out to give it a proper UK and European release. ‘Explode’ is a slab of blistering hard rock that would sit comfortably in 1970’s, 90’s and modern playlists.

Band includes well known guitarists Jeff Duncan (Armored Saint) and Rowan Robertson (Dio) - Jeff Duncan and Shawn Duncan were featured in the 1988 cult movie, ‘The Decline Of Western Civilization Pt. 2: The Metal Years’, which is still popular to this day, as members of the band Odin

RIYL - Dio, Black Stone Cherry, Black Country Communion, AC/DC, Shinedown...

 

 

LIVE FROM THE LONG ISLAND BLUES WAREHOUSE

Band:SEAN CHAMBERS
Album:LIVE FROM THE LONG ISLAND BLUES WAREHOUSE
Label:BURNSIDE
Format:CD
Genre:Blues

One of Guitarist Magazine’s Top 50 Blues Guitarists of the last century, Sean Chambers is back with his first live CD. Live From The Long Island Blues Warehouse captures the raw energy and excitement of a Sean Chambers Band live show. The new CD continues the momentum generated by their last release Ten Til Midnight. That CD spent three months on The Living Blues Charts as well as reaching #5 on the XM/Sirius BB King Bluesville Charts and #6 on The House of Blues Radio Charts. Recorded in a studio before a live audience provides the best of both worlds, an accurate representation of the band’s live shows without sacrificing any sound quality Songs range from the Elmore James standard, “Dust My Broom” to the blazing guitar work on Sean’s original, “In The Wintertime”.

 

 

THE HEART COLLECTOR

Band:ADAM LEVY
Album:THE HEART COLLECTOR
Label:BURNSIDE
Format:CD
Genre:Alt-Country / Americana

After making a powerhouse record in 2007 with his hard-working NYC band, songwriter/guitarist Adam Levy (Tracy Chapman, Norah Jones) decided that the surest way to grow as an artist would be to work on some music-for-one. He spent the early months of 2010 crafting a batch of personal songs-ranging across a broad emotional spectrumthen journeyed to Portland, Oregon, to work with producer/engineer Mark Orton (Tin Hat Trio). Levy's CD "The Heart Collector" is proof that his instincts were right all along.

""It is a great album overflowing with warm and soulful songs that enchant the ears and captivate the heart."" -No Depression

 

 

TWO CITIES

Band:JIMMY WHITE
Album:TWO CITIES
Label:BURNSIDE
Format:CD
Genre:Rock

Two Cities is the latest release from award winning AC/Country artist, Jimmy White. Two Cities is a double CD of 26 songs recorded in Nashville, TN and Buffalo, NY and is a musical highlight of Jimmy's 30 year career. Five of the songs on this project have already hit #1 on various AC charts. Since 2006, White has had four #1 Main AC Chart singles and 11 #1 Independent AC singles in a row. White has been named Crossover Artist of the Year (2007) and Best Male Artist (2010) by New Music Weekly. He's also been awarded Best Male Artist two times by the Independent Music Network. Jimmy is currently working with award winning producer, Gary Mallaber (Springsteen, Van Morrison, Steve Miller).

 

 

WHITE ORANGE

Band:WHITE ORANGE
Album:WHITE ORANGE
Label:BURNSIDE
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Garage

After a year in space on the ufo, White Orange has returned with their self-titled debut album. Recorded in Portland, Oregon, by Adam Pike (Red Fang, Icarus Line, Black Elk), this is the rock record of 2011 and is the musical equivalent of shamanic time travel. They’re transmuting such bands as Kyuss, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr & Mastadon into their own brew of psychedelic soda pop brought on by the spiraling evolution of sound. Tired of soulless weak indie bands? Are you taking psychedelic drugs in your bedroom? Are you having conversations with the universe? Then this band is speaking to you. Features original cover art by Raul Casillas.

"Prepare yourself for another round of artwork you can get lost in for days and more soaring, acid/stoner rock/metal where the crunch and chug is itself off-set and complemented by shades of shoegaze and Dinosaur Jr." – Decibelmagazine.com

 

 

WHITE ORANGE LP

Band:WHITE ORANGE
Album:WHITE ORANGE LP
Label:BURNSIDE
Format:2LP
Genre:Psych/Garage

After a year in space on the ufo, White Orange has returned with their self-titled debut album. Recorded in Portland, Oregon, by Adam Pike (Red Fang, Icarus Line, Black Elk), this is the rock record of 2011 and is the musical equivalent of shamanic time travel. They’re transmuting such bands as Kyuss, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr & Mastadon into their own brew of psychedelic soda pop brought on by the spiraling evolution of sound. Tired of soulless weak indie bands? Are you taking psychedelic drugs in your bedroom? Are you having conversations with the universe? Then this band is speaking to you.

LTD DOUBLE VINYL with original cover art by Raul Casillas. 

"Prepare yourself for another round of artwork you can get lost in for days and more soaring, acid/stoner rock/metal where the crunch and chug is itself off-set and complemented by shades of shoegaze and Dinosaur Jr." – Decibelmagazine.com

 

 

SHINE

Band:SPEED THE PLOUGH
Album:SHINE
Label:BURNSIDE
Format:CD
Genre:Alt-Country / Americana

Speed the Plough have been playing and singing together since 1984. Featuring a revolving lineup that has often featured as many as nine members, the band has been a critical part of the New Jersey indie rock history, sprouting from the same scene that spawned The Feelies, Yo La Tengo, and The Bongos. From their early days as The Trypes to their latest reincarnation, the band's brand of rustic songwriting incorporates elements of folk, rock, psychedelia and jazz to create a comfortable, friendly musical quilt.

RIYL - Feelies,Yo La Tengo, early R.E.M

 

 

THE GREAT BOOK OF JOHN

Band:THE GREAT BOOK OF JOHN
Album:THE GREAT BOOK OF JOHN
Label:BURNSIDE
Format:CD
Genre:Alt Rock

The Great Book of John is led by Taylor Shaw — founding guitarist of Birmingham Alabama’s Wild Sweet Orange. Shaw’s music is eminently lyrical – recalling Jeff Buckley’s psychedelic soul, Leonard Cohen’s poetic (and lacerating) wordplay, and fiery fretwork influenced by Stevie Ray Vaughn and David Gilmour as much as it is by Radiohead. The Great Book of John is a deeply-layered production brimming with amplified crunch and a thick, somnambulant atmosphere provided by Remy Zero’s Jeffery Cain and Grammy-winning engineer Darrell Thorp (Radiohead, Beck, Outkast).

"Simply put, The Great Book of John is a stunning record, one without a weak track in sight, and is one of the most consistently enjoyable albums to reach these ears in quite some time. The Great Book of John is unrelentingly stark and brilliant in equal measure, and you simply just cannot get enough of It." PopMatters

 

 

MUSIC FROM THE BIG HOUSE

Band:RITA CHIARELLI
Album:MUSIC FROM THE BIG HOUSE
Label:BURNSIDE
Format:CD
Genre:Blues

From the riveting and award winning documentary and recorded live at the Louisiana State Maximum Security Penitentiary comes the soundtrack of Rita Chiarelli's Music From The Big House! From acclaimed director Bruce McDonald, comes a rare and exclusive musical journey. Rita Chiarelli, an award-winning recording artist, takes a pilgrimage to the birthplace of the blues, Louisiana State Maximum Security Penitentiary a.k.a Angola Prison. She never imagined that her love of the blues would lead her down legendary Highway 61 to a historic jailhouse performance with inmates serving life sentences. The film is currently being featured at film festivals around the world.

 

 

UNTIL MORNING / COME OUT OF THE DARK

Band:TORI SPARKS
Album:UNTIL MORNING / COME OUT OF THE DARK
Label:BURNSIDE
Format:CD
Genre:Alt-Country / Americana

Tori Sparks’fourth release, Until Morning/Come out of the Dark, marks her third musical collaboration with producer David Henry (R.E.M., Josh Rouse, The Cowboy Junkies), and her first with Roger Moutenot (Yo La Tengo, Elvis Costello, Velvet Underground, Gypsy Kings). Featuring guest vocalists Shawn Mullins (Grammy nominee, #1 on the US Americana Charts), Mike Farris (Americana Music Association Artist of the Year, Dove Award Winner), and more. Until Morning/Come out of the Dark is not a traditional album, but a study in dichotomy -- a journey via a double EP. Sparks’ last three albums climbed the Americana and College Charts in the US and overseas...

"Tori Sparks is an elemental force" - Americana UK

“Here’s a singer/songwriter with the strong, eloquent vocals of Bonnie Raitt and the guitar mastery of Joni Mitchell... a bounty of subtle rock and haunting blues" - Relix

 

 

SHAKE YOUR SKULL

Band:CHILLIHOUNDS
Album:SHAKE YOUR SKULL
Label:Transubstans
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Timeless. There's no other word better describing the music coming from this Swedish four‐piece. Having grown up on bearded swamp blues, glam flamboyance and menace riffing there's not a doubt in the world that CHILLIHOUNDS learned the swagger of rock'n'roll in the best of ways. Forming in Gothenburg in 2003 the band take its time perfecting their retrospective groove seldom heard this side of the seventies.

 

 

GORDON FIGHTS

Band:GORDON FIGHTS
Album:GORDON FIGHTS
Label:Transubstans
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Late summer 2008, the Stockholm born Gordon Fights was born with the aim to create and play great soulful rock music. Genuine, with influences rooted in everything from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Otis Redding, Stooges and Jefferson Airplane to more modern acts like Sonic Youth and Kyuss.

Gordon Fights quickly made it self a reputation as an explosive live band, and have shared the stage with bands like Graveyard, Division of Laura Lee, Bombus, Dollhouse and The Movement, to name a few.

 

 

FLOW

Band:JOHNFISH SPARKLE
Album:FLOW
Label:Transubstans
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Italian power trio Johnfish Sparkle strikes back with their second effort ‐ Flow. Ingredients are always the same; Bluesrock, classic riffs mixed with a modern taste to make the whole sound more attractive. You will not be disappointed by their excellent wall of sound! 10 tracks of pure Zeppelinesque/bluesrock energy!

 

 

SUBTERFUGE

Band:THALAMUS
Album:SUBTERFUGE
Label:Transubstans
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Thalamus spawned in 2006 from former members of "Cryonic temple", "Kjell‐Ronnys pop orchestra" and "Lavskäggä". Kjelle met up with Janne and Basse and formed Thalamus. A month later Peter joined the band. Out of this came the highly acclaimed cd "Beneath A Dying Sun". Sadly Jan Cederlund and Håkan Danielsson left Thalamus 2010. They were replaced by Mats Gesar and Joakhim Åslund. The music they create together can simply be explained as: beautiful, groovy, heavy and brutal riffing heavy rock. Five guys with a love for 70's heavy rock doing what they enjoy the most.

 

 

BLACK VEINS

Band:EXIT STATE
Album:BLACK VEINS
Label:Rocksector
Format:CD
Genre:Alt Rock

An original & fearless approach to crossing musical boundaries; Exit State have included all their best ingredients, cooking up a diverse, powerful & sensitive follow-up album which cleverly embraces rock, alternative, pop, metal & punk. 

Confirmed for Hard Rock Hell festival in N.Wales in December, with Ace Frehley, Therapy?, Magnum, Black Stone Cherry / UK tour dates…. Manchester, Wakefield, Lincoln, Burnley, Grimsby, Preston, Stockport, Newcastle, Stoke. More to follow....

 

 

HEY CARLOS

Band:TRIOXYDE
Album:HEY CARLOS
Label:UNICORN DIGITAL
Format:CD
Genre:Prog Rock

Founded in 1990 in Montreal by guitarist and composer Jean-François Girard, the band started its career as a power trio, promoting its music via local and national radios, bars and also some well renowned jazz events in Quebec. In 1995, Trioxyde has turned into a quartet with the addition of a sax player. This metamorphosis can be heard on their first EP album release «Fantôme» (1996). This new skin leads the band to accomplish some bigger touring projects in Quebec and France (Grenoble, Lyon and Vienne). In 2003, the saxophone is replaced by the electric piano. The musical approach provided more maturity, as well as the new repertoire. Accordingly the musical approch is immediately felt in a CD simply titled «Trioxyde» is released in 2007.

Trioxyde has just signed with Unicorn Digital for the release of their third album «Hey Carlos» -paying a tribute to guitarist Carlos Santana -among others!

 

 

PERCEPTION

Band:SLP
Album:PERCEPTION
Label:UNICORN DIGITAL
Format:CD
Genre:Prog Rock

Inspired by the likes of King Crimson, Pat Metheny, and Gentle Giant, the former pupil of cello master Janos Starker explores the many facets of the electric cello through remarkably well-written works that brilliantly showcase the spectacular instrument. Featuring electric guitar, electric bass, and drums, the performance is as surprising as it is uniquely innovative.

Thus, with SLP, Lépine lets his fertile imagination run rampant, ever eager to cast the anchor of his creative mind into unexplored territory. May the audience sail along with him... and bon voyage!

 

 

VA

Band:DIRECTION
Album:VA
Label:UNICORN DIGITAL
Format:CD
Genre:Prog Rock

Quebec progressive rock band Direction is back with their 6th and 7th release, presented as a double album (third one on the Unicorn Digital label). VA tells the story of Alex’s journey. This 2 CD progressive rock opera features 23 actors who take the listeners right into the heart of the story. The French Canadian band Direction delivers with VA yet another great progressive rock double CD.

 

 

SYMBIOSE

Band:JELLY FICHE
Album:SYMBIOSE
Label:UNICORN DIGITAL
Format:CD
Genre:Prog Rock

Quebec progressive rock band Jelly fiche will be releasing their second album on August 10, 2011 in France. For this occasion, the band will play for their first European tour with a much anticipated performance at the Crescendo Festival on August 18. The release of the Symbiose album will also be celebrated at l’alizé in Montreal on the 13th of September 2011.

With their first album Tout ce que j’ai rêvé, Jelly Fiche is considered one of the best new French progressive rock band. With their new concept album Symbiose, Jelly Fiche returns this time with a heavier sound and the band proves once more that they can create their own and unique musical universe.

 

 

SOLUS OPERANDI

Band:ANTOINE FAFARD
Album:SOLUS OPERANDI
Label:UNICORN DIGITAL
Format:CD
Genre:Prog Rock

Unicorn Digital is proud to announce the release of the album Solus Operandi, the first solo release by Spaced Out's Antoine Fafard. The record features 17 tracks totaling 75 minutes of original instrumental music featuring Fafard on fretless bass and classical guitar The record also features many collaborators including Magella Cormier, Jerry De Villier Jr, Tom Quayle, Martin Maheux as well as drum legend Dave Weckl (Chick Corea, Mike Stern)

 

 

UNDERGROUND OVERSTOOD

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:UNDERGROUND OVERSTOOD
Label:IDC
Format:CD
Genre:Rap/Hip Hop

Bay Area Entertainment and Apparel company Alchemetric LLC is proud to announce the arrival of their new Hip-Hop compilation CD & DVD. This multimedia collection features exclusive tracks by underground heavyweights such as Kool G Rap, EDO G, Doodlebug (from Digable Planets), R.E.K.S. and more. Also comes with a DVD featuring never before seen footage and interviews with artists such as Immortal Technique, Kool G Rap, DJ Red Alert, EDO G, Aceyalone, Tajai from Souls of Mischief, and Pep Love.

 

 

BACKS TO THE FUTURE

Band:HIAWATA
Album:BACKS TO THE FUTURE
Label:SELLOUT! MUSIC
Format:CD
Genre:Indie/Shoegaze

Backs to the Future is the third album from Norwegian indie-popsters Hiawata! The boys have been at it for 7 years now and have gained more and more popularity in their home country and abroad for their jangly and highly infectuous pop. Their sound has been compared to the likes of The Lemonheads, Comet Gain, The Smiths, Teenage Fanclub and the Television Personalities. The latter became both friends and fans after sharing stage with them in Oslo.

With Backs to the Future the band decided to make a slight change of sound. While still being full of the melodies that gained them their fans it's now wrapped in a full on powerpop coating. Think Pinkerton era Weezer with big choruses and big guitars. Kind of like ABBA on skateboards.

 

 

KENNETH ISHAK AND THE FREEDOM MACHINES

Band:KENNETH ISHAK AND THE FREEDOM MACHINES
Album:KENNETH ISHAK AND THE FREEDOM MACHINES
Label:SELLOUT! MUSIC
Format:CD
Genre:Indie/Shoegaze

Kenneth Ishak & The Freedom Machines is the new project from Norwegian tunesmith and producer Kenneth Ishak, known for his solo work and leading the cult indie-rock/powerpop band Beezewax in the late 90s and early 00s. He's been a prominent figure in the indie scene, producing records for bands like Death is Not Glamorous, Hiawata! and The Little Hands of Asphalt.

With this new album and project he wanted to take a step away from his singer/songwriter-labeled solo work and pursue a fuller sound, but without the limitations of being in a rock band. What we've got here is an album where he stretches the sound to emulate the sound of norwegian nature. Big, rough, arctic, warm and cold. The missing link between Pinback, Sonic Youth, Wilco and Elliott Smith, with a scandinavian feel.

 

 

RADIO PLAY THAT SONG AGAIN

Band:RUSS SAINTY
Album:RADIO PLAY THAT SONG AGAIN
Label:FURY RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:Rock And Roll/Psychobilly

THE COMPLETE COLLECTION: Here we have 76 tracks from the legendary 60’s singer Russ Sainty plus his backing band The Nu-Notes, featuring legendary guitarist Rhett Stoller and The Dallas Boys. This album was 54 years in the making, as it is the first solo album from Russ Sainty. He recorded on many of the big labels in the 60’s with his hit on Decca Records “Race With The Devil” in 1962. There are 7 instrumentals by Rhett Stoller (3 of these have not seen the light of day for 50 years) plus 7 instrumentals from The Nu-Notes. There are 6 tracks by The Dallas Boys. CD1 features new recordings by Russ Sainty recorded over the last 18 months. CD2 are Russ Sainty releases in chronological order from 1959 to 1968. CD3 is a collection of unreleased demos, acetates, radio broadcasts and instrumentals.

 

 

ZOOM BOOM ZING

Band:THE METROTONES
Album:ZOOM BOOM ZING
Label:FURY RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:Rock And Roll/Psychobilly

Here we have a London based band covering the great Doo-Wop sounds of the 50’s plus some of their own material recorded in a 50’s Doo-Wop style. Through the years the Metrotones have backed US artists like The Cleftones, The Five Keys and The Channels. What this album does give us is the honesty of original recording techniques.

 

 

BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS

Band:RISING STRIKE
Album:BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS
Label:TNS RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

This is the second release from the north-west’s Rising Stike delivering a fast and angry combination of hardcore, punk and ska, carrying along lyrics motivated by deeply held political convictions. Last year the band recruited Tom ‘Bone’ Maund to play saxophone, now as afivepiece Rising Strike’s music has become more complex and unsettling.

RIYL Leftover Crack,Operation Ivy and Beat The Red Light... 

 

 

THE DOWNFALL OF THE HUMAN RACE

Band:DO OR DIE
Album:THE DOWNFALL OF THE HUMAN RACE
Label:DEMONS RUN AMOK
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

DO OR DIE has always been a live band. Formed in 1999 and led by their founder/singer Chris, DO OR DIE always felt comfortable on stage, no matter if it was at the big European festivals, opening for bands such as Hatebreed, Agnostic Front, Pro-Pain and Biohazard or in front of 100 kids in a club, they always put out the same energy as if it was their first show. After the first 7 inch EP "Tears of Rage" (500 copies sold in less than a month) got released, they immediately started playing shows non-stop all over Benelux and France. 2004 saw them return with a new line-up and the loudest comeback imaginable, when they played Pressure Fest, Graspop and Fury Fest on the same weekend. "Tradition" got recorded around that time too and was released in 2005, marking their first effort for Alveran Records and the start of their cooperation with M.A.D. Tourbooking, both of which opened the doors to Germany for the band. Touring and endless promoting across Germany, Holland, Poland, Sweden, and well known festivals like the Dour Fest, Pressure Fest, With Full Force and even the Superbowl of Hardcore in New York opened them the door to the whole world………

RIYL Hatebreed and Madball Etc

 

 

BUSINESS AS USUAL

Band:BUSINESS AS USUAL
Album:BUSINESS AS USUAL
Label:DEMONS RUN AMOK
Format:LP
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

The ten tracks of the latest self-titled record of Business As Usual from Wetzlar/Hesse/Germany represent multi-faced modern hardcore, not unlike RUINER, AMERICA NIGHTMARE, NO TURNING BACK, composed of a broad spectrum of different hardcore subgenres. The typical sound of Business As Usual four years after their first release “From Nowhere” (DRA 2007) and two years after a Split 7” (Slaprecords 2009) gives an authentic picture of the band’s needs and interests. It’s a result of friendship and musical as well as individual progression. Business As Usual underline their claim of supporting the hardcore and punk scene through vivid hardcore. Besides short punk songs, melodic and powerful tracks or parts, there are positive and critical lyrics about consumption, war, inhumanity etc.

 

 

COSMOGON

Band:UNFOLD
Album:COSMOGON
Label:DIVISION
Format:CD
Genre:Postrock / Post Hardcore / Noise

Third album for the returning king of Swiss heaviness! Unfold, after years of absence are coming back to life with a gigantic new masterpiece named COSMOGON. Following his unique path of tortured dementia, the band delivers an ultimate burst of pure sludgy hardcore combined with perfect melodies and walls of massive aggression. Produced by Julien Fehlmann, mastered by Brian Gardner.

 

 

EMPIRE OF SOULS

Band:MORIFADE
Album:EMPIRE OF SOULS
Label:ROCK IT UP
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

After a seven year break the swedish power metal band MORIFADE makes their return to the scene with a brand new studio-album entitled “Empire Of Souls”. The band once again manages to create an extraordinary, first class power metal album while keeping all their established trademarks like great melodies, fantastic guitar riffs, the atmospheric keyboards of the mighty Fredrik "Frippe" Eriksson and the unique vocals from the new singer Kristian Wallin (ex RISING FAITH).

Fans of the Melodic Power Metal á la AXENSTAR, STEEL ATTACK, SONATA ARCTICA or TAD MOROSE shouldn't miss the Limited Edition cd with a Bonustrack.

 

 

BOSSE DE NAGE 11

Band:BOSSE DE NAGE
Album:BOSSE DE NAGE 11
Label:FLENSER
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

‘ii’ is Bosse-de-Nage’s follow up to minimalist black metal weirdos’ self titled debut. This album was recorded in 2010 by Justin Weis and features a HUGE sound along with the Lousiville-styled post rock (think Slint not Godspeed) and black metal weirdness that made Bosse-de-Nage’s debut a divisive genre defying classic. This is black metal, but black metal tinged with classical 20th century minimalism and outlandish vocals and bizzaro outsider lyrics that are both pornographic and surreal.

Bosse-de-Nage is a reclusive four piece black metal entity from the San Francisco Bay Area who have an affinity for the bizarre and would rather keep their identities their own. They formed in 2006, recorded two demos and released a self-recorded full length in 2010 on The Flenser.

 

 

CLOSING A CIRCLE

Band:ISOLATION
Album:CLOSING A CIRCLE
Label:Eisenwald
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

“This German Isolation will go down well with the Isis, Cult Of Luna, A Storm Of Light, Neurosis crowd and with those who love Agalloch’s ‘The Mantle’. Music to sit down and listen to. “ LORD OF METAL zine

RIYL Agalloch, Cult Of Luna, Neurosis etc 

 

 

ORBIS TERTIUS

Band:ORDO OBSIDIUM
Album:ORBIS TERTIUS
Label:Eisenwald
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

This great album sounds like a mix between early Emperor, Mortifera and early Katatonia. Therefore, sonically OO has more in common with the washy, misty sound of funeral doom than the blistering fury of trad Black Metal.

RIYL - Nachtmystium, early Katatonia, Mortifera, early Emperor, Wolves In The Throne Room...

 

 

EVERYTHING

Band:AN AUTUMN FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN
Album:EVERYTHING
Label:ATMF
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Everything won’t be the same forever, there’s a time for everyone to watch the pool of life and mirror the phantoms of existence, persecuting our inner self by the cold knife of fear. But awareness can sometimes be manifested through haunting melodies, where a melancholic echoing beauty is the poisoned juice drowning to a fatal perception. No more easily repetitive depressive black metal tunes but a strongly evocative and massive sound able to surround the listener. Post rock and shoegaze emphasis are evolved by An Autumn for Crippled Children personal taste and song-writing. After the acclaimed debut the highly anticipated come-back will confirm this band as the most innovative one in the post black metal and darkly evocative field.

RIYL - KATATONIA, AMESOUEURS, ALCEST & LANTLOS

 

 

SENTIERO 11 CENERI

Band:DEADLY CARNAGE
Album:SENTIERO 11 CENERI
Label:ATMF
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

What if Satyricon would have chosen for a different path after the impressive “Rebel Extravaganza” going deeper into the modern Black Metal instead of crossing the borders of rock and groovy music ? Italian act Deadly Carnage may be an answer, where a darkly atmosphere is supported by the usual delicatessen of the black metal misanthropy, gas masks, polluting negativism and all the magnificence of rotten modernity.

For fans of early SATYRICON, JANUS & SECRETS OF THE MOON.

 

 

SUSPENDED IN THE BRUME OF EOS

Band:OBSEQUIAE
Album:SUSPENDED IN THE BRUME OF EOS
Label:BINDRUNE
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

From the ashes of Autumnal Winds, Obsequiae build on the past with an atmosphere that has long been forgotten in the metal world. Inventive medieval scales and acoustic guitars embrace a pristine aura that truly sounds like no other band out there. Guided by passionate songwriting, sweeping melodies and crushing vocals, Suspended in the Brume of Eos possesses a tortured, yet beautiful black soul. Castle metal is born! Suspended... comes adorned in a lavish 6 panel digipak.

 

 

THE LIGHT THAT DWELLS IN ROTTEN WORLD

Band:FALLS OF RAUROS
Album:THE LIGHT THAT DWELLS IN ROTTEN WORLD
Label:BINDRUNE
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Falls of Rauros have always been a well honed and eclectic American black metal band, but as they have progressed, their art has taken on an even more impressive and beautiful atmosphere as their songs developed and writing style grown to carry the listener deep into the woods with classical and folk elements. The bands first fulllength release for Bindrune Recordings, The Light That Dwells in Rotten Wood, is a stirring collection of majestic melodies and a primordial essence that embraces the staples of the black metal genre, but the spirit and atmosphere of the music goes far beyond the realms of modern man. Expansive soundscapes. Beautiful folk/classical compositions. Organic black metal urgency that awakens the listeners yearning for the forest.

 

 

FAMINE

Band:FAMINE
Album:FAMINE
Label:WORTHLESS ENDEAVOURS
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Black Metal

A monument of aural black magic committed to a 200 gram slab of wax, Famine is spreading through the US, European, and Asian underground like a disease. An impeccable gatefold layout compliments the included poster, and download card which features mp3’s as well DVD quality (48khz 24bit) wav files.

For fans of Dark Throne, Watain, Gorgoroth, Deathspell Omega, Leviathan, etc.

 

 

SEPTEM

Band:BLACK FLAME
Album:SEPTEM
Label:behemoth
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

One of the leading Italian Death Black Metal bands

New album after the critically acclaimed “Imperivm” on Regain Records

A must have for fans of BEHEMOTH, DARK FUNERAL and MORBID ANGEL

 

 

DIABOLICAL KATHARSIS

Band:REIGN IN BLOOD
Album:DIABOLICAL KATHARSIS
Label:Black Hate
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Blasting Black Metal in the vein of the genre's old gods!

RIYL - Immortal,Emperor,Dark Throne etc

 

 

A PASSAGE TO THE TOWERS

Band:DARKENHOLD
Album:A PASSAGE TO THE TOWERS
Label:ANCESTRALE PRODUCTION
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Blasting French Black Metal act featuring Aldebran from Artefact.

RIYL Emperor, Immortal, Dissection, Satyricon etc...

 

 

AMONG THE LONELY SHADES

Band:DRAUGEN
Album:AMONG THE LONELY SHADES
Label:ANCESTRALE PRODUCTION
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Captivating Debut album from this French Black Metal act

RIYL Khold,Satyricon,Shining...

 

 

1V THE REQUIEM FOR THE ART OF DEATH

Band:IMMORTAL SOULS
Album:1V THE REQUIEM FOR THE ART OF DEATH
Label:Dark Balance
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Fourth album from self styled Finnish "Winter Metal" pioneers.

In the words of A. Sarkioja: “I would describe our music as fast paced and highly melodic; like a winter wind at a beautiful frost morning, heavy and aggressive; as fierce as winter can be. This is Winter metal...”

 

 

SEVEN FACES OF TRUTH

Band:A NEW DAWN
Album:SEVEN FACES OF TRUTH
Label:Ravenheart
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Eclectic Progressive Female fronted Metal act from The Netherlands.

RIYL - Nightwish and Within Temptation!

 

 

FALLING FROM GRACE

Band:A NEW DAWN
Album:FALLING FROM GRACE
Label:Ravenheart
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Eclectic Progressive Female fronted Metal act from The Netherlands.

RIYL - Nightwish and Within Temptation!

 

 

BREATHE

Band:ONLY FATE REMAINS
Album:BREATHE
Label:Ravenheart
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Five piece Gothic Metal act fronted by the charismatic Eva Kokken.

RIYL - Nightwish and Within Temptation.

 

 

NUIT DE NEIGE

Band:BAHRRECHT
Album:NUIT DE NEIGE
Label:KETZER
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

The French band's debut and a Black Metal masterpiece!

RIYL - The brutal Black Metal sound of '90-'95.

 

 

TOY TV

Band:DISCLOSER
Album:TOY TV
Label:MandO MUSIC
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Powerful and self confident Post Grunge influence Metal from Brittany, France.

One of the best acts out of France in recent years...

 

 

A NEW BEGINNING

Band:SUICIDE OF DEMONS
Album:A NEW BEGINNING
Label:MandO MUSIC
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

A hotly tipped act since their inception by French magazine's "Metallian" and Hard-Rock Mag.

And now after two years full of shows (Nuits de l'Entrepôt, Wacken Battle, Francofolies de Spa,...) with bands such as Eths, Black Bomb A, Cradle of Filth, Terror, Dagoba,Aborted...their debut is here!

 

 

GAME WITH GHOSTS

Band:D.HATE
Album:GAME WITH GHOSTS
Label:METAL SCRAP
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Debut album of Ukrainian Thrash / Groove Metal band D.HATE.

 

 


 
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