Monday, December 13, 2010

Vestiges Pre-Order

Pre-orders for the Vestiges album, the Descent of Man, are now live. The pre-order package above is limited to 50 with hand numbered records and CDs.

Pre-order here.

There are three other color combos... all limited to 100 each (Black, Clear, Red)

If you have not heard this yet, go here for the full album.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

HSS: Stephen Kasner needs your help.

Please Check this out.

Kasner is an important artist and has created some excellent music as well.

HSS: Stephen Kasner needs your help.: "As reported on Invisible Oranges, artist/musician/friend of HSS, Stephen Kasner, is experiencing a medical emergency, and he needs your he..."

Mamiffer / Oakeater Split LP

Pre-orders for this sure to be classic are now going on via Sige Records

Get all the information here

2 Colors... one limited to just 50 copies

Friday, December 10, 2010


I grew to love Bane over the years, and the guys in the band are awesome people. Well, the band finally released Holding This Moment as an LP (the CD on EVR compiled all their 7"s released to that point), and I am stoked.

Three different Colors to be had here

Friday, November 19, 2010

2 New EARTH ALBUMS in 2011???!!!!

Hammer Smashed Sound is saying this about Earth next year. I am excited as hell. This is supposed to be the artwork for the first album due in February.

HSS: Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light: "Earth has two new albums coming out next year. The first of the two, Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I, drops on February 7, 2011 via So..."

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Integrity at Scion LA This Past Weekend

Here is some live video of Integrity from this past weekend. The set list was real good, and thankfully these are available for those of us unable to attend. Enjoy:

Monday, November 15, 2010

Music Ruins Lives Is Busy

The Music Ruins Lives folks are busy people. Hot on the heels of the Planning For Burial / Lonesummer split, the label put up pre-orders for two new releases.

Airs (pictured above)- Rainclouds Over The Remains Of Hope on limited CD (to 50) ...

Greys- In Fades on limited Cassette (to 25)

Listen to bits of both here.

Pre-order them here.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

On Gholas, Planning For Burial, and the Whole Weekend

The weekend was a blast, a blast. The Friday Gholas show with Dangerbird and pals went extremely well (screaming "500 Ft. High!" during the Dangerbird set is always fun). A good turnout and smiles all around after the initial hiccups were gotten over by peoples. Seeing friends and former bandmates is always fun (Creation Is Crucifixion still rules Larry, "The Data Body" and "We Live and Die By The Code!")

Saturday was fun as hell at the Planning For Burial / Lonesummer split record release. In a low key affair, Giles Corey, Planning For Burial, and Lonesummer gave everyone there a great earful. It was excellent to see such a great group of people enjoying themselves. Pick up the Planning For Burial / Lonesummer split while you are at it... here.

The Saturday evening Gholas show with Rosetta, Restorations, and Bats & Mice was awesome as well (we all felt real good after playing). A bunch of people seemed to have a great time.

Thanks to anyone that came out. We all appreciate it.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

WRNLRD Death Drive

One of the music outfits that I have been exposed to while writing for Scene Point Blank was that of WRNLRD. There is a new record coming out called Death Drive, that a bunch of people might be into checking out. Here is an interview with the main individual behind WRNLRD that I thought was pretty interesting and gave a bit of insight into this new record.

Here's a bit more of an idea of the release's cover:

Here is a trailer for the record:

Death Drive Trailer from Flingco Sound System on Vimeo.

Order here

Friday, November 12, 2010


Hot Damn!

The Seminal Cro-Mags album, Age of Quarrel, is getting the re-release treatment on vinyl (180 Gram no less) in this breakdown:

100 solid black
400 clear red/solid black swirl
500 clear red

Pre-Orders go up December 10th here

Gholas Record Release Weekend

It's Gholas record release weekend for загадка (pronounced Zagadka, it is Russian for Puzzle). We hope to see you at one of these shows and the secret before show party


This is one of my favorite bands. I thought this is one of the more interesting looks at the short lived group, as so little information seems to be around about their initial run (not including the 1991 incarnation or the oughts incarnation. New Age is a good song.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Descendents... Awesome

Through the years, I have developed a special affinity for the Descendents ever since getting hooked on the first few seconds of Coffee Mug (you try keeping that rapid fire "Mug! Mug! Mug!" out of your head). Well, the band were a last minute addition to the Fun Fun Fun Fest lineup this past weekend; and, even though I was not able to attend, there are videos dropping online of the event.

Here are some below:

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cave In Anomalies Vol. 1 Pre-Order

Pre-Orders for Cave In's first rarities collection are up at Hydra Head now with a late November ship date. I am most excited about this record because it will have one of my favorite Cave In songs ever, Inflatable Dream, among its tracks. This is a vinyl only release.

Order Here.

Here is the track list:

Mr. Co-Dexterity
Inflatable Dream
I Luv I Jah
Innuendo And Out The Other (Demo)

Here is a video of Inflatable Dream:

Have A Nice Life Live DVD????!!!!

Hot off the presses or something to that effect. Apparently a live DVD of Have A Nice Life's first show at the Stone will be released in December. So for those that missed that show, or them period when they played, here is your chance.


Monday, November 8, 2010

House Of Low Culture Housing Tracts


Mr. Turner has finally released a digital version of Housing Tracts from his project, House Of Low Culture, after previously only being available as a long gone limited CD-R (to 25). He does mention that this release might see a vinyl release in the future, to which we can only hope.

For more information and ordering info, go here.

There is an MP3 and a FLAC version available for just $5.00. Have at it.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

House Of Low Culture / Mamiffer Split Pre-orders

The CD version of the House Of Low Culture / Mamiffer split is up for pre-order along with a ton of other releases coming soon through Utech. This should be good; I cannot wait to hear new material from both outfits. Pre-order here.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

More Danzig Tomfoolery on Halloween

Leave it to the Onion to put together an interesting write up on the Evil Elvis. Check it out here.

Now, I certainly do not agree with everything that this article states. For one, I would not start with the Misfits Misfits album (I am assuming this album he is talking about is what Misfits fans refer to as Collection I). Go with Walk Among Us first, then Static Age, and then the two Collection albums. For the adventurous people, track down 12 Hits From Hell, an aborted album that was recorded in between The Static Age and Walk Among Us that has some of the band's crispest sounding versions of the songs. Now, there are two straggler songs from the band that I love that are certainly worth tracking down called "Spook City US" (available as a track in the monstrous Coffin shaped Box set) ans "American Nightmare" (also available in the box set but also on Legacy of Brutality, which is another compilation record for the band.

For Samhain, the first album to check out is the first: Initium; "Initium/Samhain" is great as is "All Murder, All Guts, All Fun". This record sounds more like the Misfits than the final Misfits album, Earth AD. November Coming Fire is also a great record (I agree with the Onion author about "To Walk The Night".

Now, I'll be honest. I am not a huge fan of Danzig's post Samhain career, so I won't get into any of that; but there are some decent tunes on the first two Danzig albums like "Am I Demon", "Twist of Cain", "She Rides", "Possession", "Long Way Back From Hell", and "Her Black Wings".

It's Halloween...

It would not be Halloween without the obligatory Misfits post. Here you go from back in their heyday:

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Social Distortion Live Tonight in AC

Tonight... Is Social Distortion in AC night. Should be a good time, always is a good time. Hopefully we get to hear a bit of the new album coming in January.

Here's Bakersfield, one of the songs off the new album:

Jenn and I are taking our dog Holly up to Philly for the 4th annual mutt strut walk for the homeless animals. Thanks to everyone that donated to the cause.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Will The Gloom Resume?

I am not 100% sure if Aaron Turner is toying with those of us who greatly enjoy Old Man Gloom, but there have now been several mentions of them by both he and Faith Coloccia (Mamiffer, Everlovely Lightningheart, Pyramids) that this outfit may be rising again. All I can say is please don't toy with my emotions like this.

Were this to happen, I would be extremely psyched. Maybe they will tour again.

In the meantime, here is some OMG to tide you over:

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Coliseum celebrates Halloween!

In true Halloween fashion, Coliseum give us their cover of Bullet from the Misfits. Listen to it or download it here

Devils Night Pre-Orders from A389 Records

A389 Records has a ton of new records coming out and the pre-orders go live for this next batch in two days:

This is the US Version of the Integrity / Creepout split 7", which was previously only available from Japan. It will be a lot less money for those of us who waited for it to come out domestically.

This is the Discography LP for Roses Never Fade (a project of members of Integrity and Pale Creation) all collected into an easy to get package. This is a haunting band, and it is awesome to see this coming out finally.

This is the comeback record for Mighty Sphincter.

This is awesome, Seven Sisters Of Sleep rule, check out this video from them to see what I mean.

This little tidbit is the bonus 7" if you purchase all of the above records in one package. Dwid from Integrity singing with Pulling Teeth doing a Mighty Sphincter Cover and Nick from Pale Creation doing the same in front of Mighty Sphincter themselves. Sure to be a neat addition to the collection.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Republicans Like Torche?

Hydra Head just posted this and I had to repost this news brief. Hilarious for certain.

The band joined Red Eye next to speak... here that is:

Friday, October 22, 2010

Music Ruins Lives

Music Ruins Lives is kicking off their label with a batch of excellent releases.

First off, they released Have A Nice Life's Voids compilation (demos and unreleased songs) on cassette in a limited edition run of 100 copies. They are not quite sold out so keep checking with them for when they put the rest of the copies up for sale here.


The Have A Nice Life cassettes are all sold out; those who snooze, lose.

Their next release is a split CD (again limited to 100) between Planning For Burial (who released the excellent Leaving earlier this year on Enemies List, which you can grab here) and Lonesummer (who hails from Philadelphia), and this CD will go up for Pre-order on Monday here.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Social Distortion Finally Nails Down A Release Date

Thank Christ almighty...

Social Distortion finally is releasing their new album on January 18th, 2011. It might not be the fall release date we were expecting, but it is finalized now.

Hard Times & Nursery Rhymes promises to be 11 tracks (9 songs, one cover, one instrumental) of the band's unique take on Punk Rock N Roll. The countdown is on...

Here is the track list:

"Road Zombie"
"California (Hustle And Flow)"
"Gimme The Sweet And Lowdown"
"Diamond In The Rough"
"Machine Gun Blues"
"Far Side Of Nowhere"
"Alone And Forsaken" (Written by Hank Williams)
"Writing On The Wall"
"Can’t Take It With You"
"Still Alive"

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Scene Point Blank

So for the last several years now, I have been writing reviews and the occasional feature for Scene Point Blank. The online zine recently re-launched with a new layout and a whole slew of new contributors while some old faces have retired. We are saddened by their passing but completely understand their decisions.

In any case, there is a renewed vigor building amongst the remaining staff and new writers; so, check out the site now and often. We will do our best to generate worthwhile content.

Check it out here

Bad Religion Celebrates 30 Years

Wow thirty years is a long time for any band to exist, let alone a punk band. Sure there are quite a few punk and rock n roll bands that lasted so long (Cock Sparrer, the Rolling Stones, Social Distortion, to name a few); but it is tough to remain relevant over such a long period of time.

Well, hot on the heels of releasing their 15th album (dear lord) The Dissent of Man, Bad Religion are releasing their entire album discography (EPs not included) in one hell of a nice package. All 15 albums, including their until this box set deleted 2nd LP Into The Unknown, in one amazing set.

A bit pricey at the special price (limited pre-order sale until October 26th) of $199, but it is 15 albums. Pre-order this sucker here

Thursday, October 14, 2010

For My Boy's First Toy...

I think this is a fitting first toy for my boy... Fighting JC. That's Jesus Christ to you!

Seriously, that tag line is amazing... "He Does Not Love You, But He Will Save You Anyway"

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tron Legacy

Tron Legacy is coming soon. This is a short making of type video

Monday, October 11, 2010

Jesu Heart Ache & Dethroned 2xLP Is Up For Pre-Order

So Jesu's Heart Ache is finally seeing a US release; it is about time, and with an unreleased EP from the same era (Dethroned), this release has plenty of "new" material for people to listen to as well.

The vinyl version (it also is available as a 2xCD) is available on 4 colors: Translucent Pink, Opaque Gray with Light Pink Splatter, White, and Black (so far anyway). Shipping is supposed to start the week of November 16th. Preorder here.

Track Listing:

Heart Ache

Heart Ache [19:42]
Ruined [20:14]


Dethroned [07:12]
Annul [07:16]
Aureated Skin [06:46]
I Can Only Disappoint You [07:09]

Sunday, October 10, 2010

House Of Low Culture / Mamiffer Split Record Is Coming Soon!

After hearing about this split a couple of months back, I became genuinely excited as Mamiffer's Hirror Ennifer was quite good and I enjoy House Of Low Culture a great deal. Besides being the first new material from HOLC in quite a long while, this is sure to be an exciting pairing.

From the sounds of it, Sige Records should have the LP version available sometime around November 23rd and Utech is handling the CD version (for those who still are into purchasing CDs).

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A New Rival Schools Album?

Yes, it is true. Rival Schools has a new record coming out in early 2011, entitled Pedals. Click on this link here to check out a video for a song from that upcoming record.

Friday, October 1, 2010

More on the Current Swans Tour

Here is some more video from the Swans tour that is going on...

This looks like an almost complete set of the Philly show

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Unbroken Discography

Unbroken is one of those bands that I love, particularly the second Full length (Life.Love.Regret) and their last two singles (And / Fall, also referred to as Fall On Proverb, and Circa '77, also referred to as Crushed On You).

Well, last year Indecision records pressed a 3xLP discography that looked sharp as hell with the three different color orientations of the vinyl and the Joy Division homage that is the artwork and packaging; alas, these sold out at the first reunion show in California before anyone what but those fans and flippers that made it to that show.

Thankfully, Indecision has pressed this sucker for a second time for all of us who were not privy to that first reunion show nor the dollars required to purchase it in the aftermarket. Get it from Indecision here for just $30 plus shipping.

Here is what some of the 2nd Press packaging looks like:

Here is the cover:

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Swans Last Night

So the show last night was awesome to see. Swans were great, and Gira was intense. The videos are starting to pop out from the show. Here is what I found so far.

It really was awesome to see. The encore was hilarious.

This might be an incomplete set list:

No Words/No Thoughts (from My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To the Sky)
Your Property (from Cop)
Sex God Sex (from Children Of God)
Jim (from My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To the Sky)
I Crawled (from I Crawled 12")
My Birth (from My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To the Sky)
Beautiful Child (from Children Of God)
Eden Prison (from My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To the Sky)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Swans Tonight!

So, tonight, I finally get to see Swans. I cannot wait. Supposedly they are playing material off the first few albums and more than likely the new one, My Father Will Guide Us Up A Rope To The Sky (which is quite excellent in it of itself). It's going to be great; I can feel it

Saturday, September 25, 2010

David Bowie Station To Station...

...look at that Super Deluxe limited edition version of Station To Station. LOOK AT IT!

That is a ton of stuff. Actually in the package there are 5 CDs, 1 DVD, 3 LPs, a book, and a ton of other weird / neat collectible stuff for their weirdo Bowie fan (of which I must admit that I am). It is really price (Amazon is selling it for $149.99 right now; so that price tag will probably steer a ton of people away from it.

Station to Station is a landmark Bowie album and this is almost the 35th anniversary of it's release. Really, this is a hell of a release. I only hope they do something similar for Low and "Heroes".

Friday, September 24, 2010

Nadja & Troum Collaboration Makes It to Vinyl Release

YES! So, another new Nadja record coming out this year; this time they collaborate with Troum (whom I recently discovered this year) on a full length. I really enjoy this album and was hoping that it would eventually see a release of the vinyl persuasion, and now via the great Denovali Records, this is becoming a reality.

Here we have a "dreamlike liaison". When the esteemed Canadian "avant metal / drone doom"-duo NADJA (for whom TROUM as one of their early influences) and the German post-industrial / experimental drone pioneers TROUM (years ago active as MAEROR TRI who are still being discovered by many drone-fans these days) combine their exceptional styles, they form something more vast than their parts. These three collaborative tracks are the result of aspontaneous improvisation in April 2008, "live in the studio" near the Weser-river in Bremen, Germany. The songs' powerful and emotional drone melancholy work in many micro-and-macrocosmic ways, using electric & acoustic guitars, bass, accordion, drum machine & voice. After the excellent collaboration record with PYRAMIDS another masterpiece from NADJA.

You can also download the record from Denovali here

Three versions of this are available for pre-order all 180 Gram vinyl and limited to this one time press of 500 copies:

100: on White (order here)
100: on White with Black Haze (pictured above) (order here)
300: Black (order here)

Coliseum Goddamage

No matter what anyone says, I still think that Goddamage is the high water mark for Coliseum. It effortlessly combined their d-beat infused ferocity, Motorhead-esque gallop, and subtle melodic rock 'n'roll the best of any of their other records thus far.

Well, this record is getting the re-issue treatment (yet again???!!!) from Temporary Residence.

oddamage is given the royal treatment here with the addition of TEN bonus tracks - most of which are previously unreleased - more than doubling the length of the original Goddamage release. Included are all three tracks from their 2005 split EP with Doomriders, plus seven live tracks from a Los Angeles show that same year - all remastered from the original master tapes. Packaged in a breathtaking metallic gold triple-gatefold jacket that spreads out to a whopping 3 feet in length, the original Goddamage artwork is augmented by previously unreleased images and live photos. Goddamage is the perfect display of where Coliseum came from, and a shining example of why they are one of underground rock's most inspiring bands.


1. Year of the Pig
2. Theme
3. Miracle Cure
4. Dehumanize
5. Turn To Dust
6. Reborn To Hang
7. Head Down & Burn
8. Set It Straight
9. American Machine
10. Ride On Death Riders
11. Am I Demon
12. Children of Our Own Creation (Live)
13. Miracle Cure (Live)
14. Give Up and Drive (Live)
15. No Salvation (Live)
16. Turn To Dust (Live)
17. Set It Straight (Live)
18. Claim Control (Live)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Earth A Bureaucratic Desire For Extra Capular Extraction

So several studio sessions from Earth are being re-released by Southern Lord in this handy dandy package. 7 Tracks in all, this is sure to sneak in under a few people's radar.

A 2xLP (limited to 550 on Gray for mailorder customers) that is remixed and remastered with new artwork. It is available to order now through Southern Lord here.

Track Listing;
1. “A Bureaucratic Desire for Revenge, part 1″ 7:22
2. “A Bureaucratic Desire for Revenge, part 2″ 6:38
3. “Ouroboros Is Broken” 18:19
4. “Geometry of Murder” 7:22
5. “German Dental Work” 5:20
6. “Divine and Bright” 3:02
7. “Dissolution 1″

Get into it.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Have A Nice Life - Voids

Voids from Have A Nice Life is coming to cassette... order it here

Originally released digitally in September 2009 as a fan made demos & b-sides compilation.

Voids features the original demo The Power of Ten which contains alternate versions of songs off of their debut release Deathconsciousness as well as What Comes Next Was Worse which contains b-sides and demo versions of songs that will be reworked for future releases.

With Dan and Tim's permission we included the song "I'm Dr. House" that was originally held back from the digital release of Voids because it was meant to be part of the re-issue of DC on Tumult

Black cassettes with silver stamps that will remind you of the original CDR press of Deathconsciousness. Card stock full color inserts.

Strictly limited to 100 copies. Hand Numbered.

Track List:

Part 1: The Power of Ten
1. The Big Gloom
2. Waiting For Black Metal Records to Come in the Mail
3. The Future
4. Earthmover
5. Who Would Leave Their Son Out in the Sun

Part 2: What Came Next Was Worse
1. Human Error
2. Trespassers W
3. Defenestration Song
4. I'm Dr. House*
5. Sisyphus
6. Destinos

* = previously unreleased. exclusive to this release.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Busy Busy Busy

Gholas has been playing shows out the ying yang. Besides the short tour we did in August, our schedule has continued to be full with shows for something like the next 4 or 5 weeks. The record is complete and barring some last minute revisions to the layout, it should be in our hands in roughly 3 weeks. Go Here for more info

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Iggy & The Stooges Recap

This show was pretty much everything that I had hoped for from my first live experience with Iggy & the Stooges. Iggy's voice took a bit to warm up, but once it did, he sounded great; and he was bouncing around all over the place right from the get go.

James Williamson played well as did Scott Asheton and Mike Watt (who seemed to have hurt his leg with a splint of some sort limiting his mobility).

Steve McKay added some great flourishes on the sax and some other instrumentation.

The set list was brilliant, though I wish they would have played "Cock In My Pocket" and "Kill City" (which was on the set list to be played but was not.

It really was a fun night.

Here's the set list:

Raw Power
Search And Destroy
Gimme Danger
Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell
Shake Appeal
L.A Blues
Night Theme
Beyond The Law
I Got a Right
I Wanna Be Your Dog
I Need Somebody
Death Trip
Open Up And Bleed
No Fun