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