Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Two New Titles from Tycho Magnetic Anomalies

Tycho Magnetic Anomalies is excited to finally open pre-orders for TMA 4, 5, and 6 (shipping no later than January 17th, 2012)

First up is Bath House from Wolf Fluorescence.

Bath House from Wolf Fluorescence is tape number three from TMA. We are very excited to open pre-orders of this tape to the masses. Bath House is an ambient dream come to take you to the some of the more pleasant climes that TMA offers noise mongers everywhere.

Limited to just 50 hand numbered copies...

Order by itself here

Hear the tape below:
TMA 5 is the latest from Planning For Burial. Quietly is three new tracks of droning, gloomy, pop bliss set to cassette tape with exquisite artwork courtesy of Niels Geybels (Sequences). Some of the best work from this solo project to date. Don't take our word for it... check it out below.

Limited to just 55 Hand numbered copies.

Order by itself here

TMA 6, is an extremely limited one song 3.5" floppy disc from Planning For Burial (yeah we know... 3.5" floppies are ridiculous and not tapes, but they still are a magnetic medium). This sucker is limited to 12 and we have just 8 copies available to the general public and only through this pre-order package here.

If you miss out on that hyper limited package, but want all the stuff in the package minus the floppy, get that here

Monday, December 19, 2011

STRANGE RULES!!!! (v.4004)

Two new tapes from Strange Rules that will kick off your new year. First up is the second tape from Royal Tropical Institute. If you missed out on the first tape from this mysterious project, don't on this one because Ornament was an under the radar awesome surprise... Big hopes for this tape as well...

archival club industrial. a dreary look at european minimalism. contains additional source material from cremation lily

Royal Tropical Institute- Relics CS Rule-10 Limited to just 35 copies. Get it here

The second tape is a new project for Strange Rules. Curative Measures is described as:
first assault of crude power electronics + death industrial unit. zero rights, zero tolerance.
In either case, this will not last. Curative Measures - An Unconventional Method Of Circumcision CS Rule-9 Limited to 30 copies Get it here

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Two More Tapes from Worthless

Worthless Recordings keeps up their steady pace of eclectic noise with two more releases.

The first is a split between the increasingly prolific Marax and Coma Centauri. Titled Coerced To Pull The Trigger, this C-60 is limited to just 50 copies.

Here at least is a bit of Marax to sample:

The second tape is The Earth Dies Screaming from the Serbian act, Raven.

Beautifully executed industrial ambient noise from Serbia. Raven supports anarchism, animal liberation, antifascism, vegetarianism/veganism, DIY ethics & culture, environmentalism, pacifism & antiauthoritarianism.

Vivisection is scientific fraud.

Tape is also limited to 50

To order both and hear pieces of both tapes, head here.

Monday, December 12, 2011

SunnO))) Reissue!

00Void finally gets re-issued. This is still my favorite SunnO))) record, hands down. "limited" to 5,000 copies with a 1,000 on tan vinyl.


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Earth: Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light II Details!

Thank you thank you thank you... some news on the new Earth. Due out in February of next year, so save those pennies now.

The second half of Seattle drone icons Earth's Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light is being prepared for release on Southern Lord Records in North America this February 14th on CD, LP and digital download formats.

Recorded in the same two week session as 2011's lauded Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I by Stuart Hallerman at Avast and mastered by Mell Detmer, Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II carries on in the freely and folkloric vein of the last release and invokes even more improvisational and unrestrained energy than its predecessor.

Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light II is striking in many ways, not least in the wildly improvised nature of this particular recording. The songs "Sigil Of Brass" and "The Corascene Dog" perfectly emphasize how the interplay between the foursome has evolved even further since the first installment. Meanwhile, the track "His Teeth Did Brightly Shine" veers further into an entirely other direction, recalling sounds of the great British Acid Folk generation. This new material brings forth some highly original and deeply mesmerizing tones throughout, at times more hopeful and less dark and death oriented than previous work. Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light II is ultimately a completely unanticipated direction for Earth, and a very welcome one at that.

The line-up again consists of Adrienne Davies on drums and percussion (on this release there is more percussion of all sorts), Lori Goldston (Nirvana, David Byrne, Black Cat Orchestra, Laura Veirs) returns on cello, and Karl Blau (K Records, Laura Veirs, Microphones) plays bass. This also marks the first time the band on the record has toured outside of the US West Coast in preparation for the album. As with the first part, it again has truly amazing artwork by Stacey Rozich. View the cover art at this location.

Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light II track listing:

1. Sigil of Brass
2. His Teeth Did Brightly Shine
3. Multiplicity of Doors
4. The Corascene Dog
5. The Rakehell

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Music Ruins Lives Offers Two More Records...

First up is the MRL version of Hushed Bloom from Life In The Dark (it was previously available via Sunyata in a long sold out tape form). I can say without impunity that this is an awesome record and you need it.

Life In The Dark's music is just too great to disappear on extremely limited cassettes. Originally released by Sunyata Recordings earlier this summer. Zen was kind enough to provide us with an exclusive track just for this release.

Limited to 100 hand numbered copies.

1. Hushed Bloom (15:15)
2. Silent Stream (11:10)* unreleased track
3. Comadeth (15:04)

Pre-order here before they are gone.

Music Ruins Lives Offers Two More Records...

A new artist on the MRL roster. Dolores drops the album, To Die No More.

Released as a mostly as a digital only release with physical tapes only being handmade upon request. So we picked it up for our quick fix series.

Limited to 50 copies... order here

1. Collapse Earth Into Light
2. Holy Dread
3. Every Moment
4. Gods To Whom The Earth Is A Ghost (Colorwheel)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

New From Land Of Decay: Servile Sect

It's been a busy year for Servile Sect thus far. First, they release the excellent TRVTH via Handmade Birds (one of my favorite records of 2011 but more on that later); and then only recently, SVRRENDER went up for pre-order from Handmade Birds. Now we have a collection of material from before their first release, "Stratospheric Passenger".

Artist: Servile Sect
Title: Demos 2005/2006
Format: Cassette
Catalog Number: LOD 022
Edition Size: 100 Copies
Artwork: Kevin Gan Yuen
Mastering: Zz

Track Titles:
Side A: Manifesting Starships to Destroy the Vatican (14:49)
Side B: Nouranihar/Kings of Saturn (14:58)

Order here

New From Land Of Decay: Cedars Of Lebanon

Listen here:

Cedars of Lebanon "At The Grasp of Death We May Sing" by Landofdecay

We’ve been fans of Cedars of Lebanon for years, but unfortunately this project has been obscured by the popularity of the project leader’s other musical projects (Minsk, and U.S. Christmas). The group’s “Archive” 2xCDr was released by the artist in limited quantities a few years ago and never received its fair share or praise or distribution. The material on “Archive II” is even stronger and more haunting than the artist’s initial release. “Archive II” is the first Land of Decay release that was recorded exclusively in the drainage tunnels and abandoned missile silos around Peoria, IL.

Cedars of Lebanon
Title: Archive II
Format: Cassette
Catalog Number: LOD 018
Edition Size: 125 Copies
Members: A Couri, Jamie Drier, Mikey Ricketts
Track Titles:
Side A
1) Lament (4:35)
2) Place Me Underneath My Mother’s Breast Underneath the Cedar Tree (8:25)
3) I Was There At The Moment of the Beginning (9:31)
4) Nerves (14:22)
Side B
1) At The Grasp Of Death We May Sing (7:37)
2) Opium Tone 2 (24:25)

Order here

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Poisoned Soil Pre-Orders

The CD version of House Of Low Culture's latest album, Poisoned Soil, is now available here.

I don't know if I can competently explain how excited I am for new material from House Of Low Culture; suffice it to say that I have been waiting since Edward's Lament first came out on CD years ago.

On This Recording:
• Aaron Turner
• Faith Coloccia (Mamiffer, Pyramids)
• B.R.A.D. (Burning Witch, Asva, MMOB)

Track Listing:
Spoiled Fruits of the Kingdom
The Ladder that Leads to Nowhere
Inappropriate Body

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

On Gods And Queens

The three dudes in Gods And Queens are up the creek right now and need people's help.

Before I repost the sordid tale, go here and here and drop a pittance on some of their records to help them out.

There is also a benefit show for them in Philly... go here for the details

Here is the tale for those living under a rock:

Uhm…We need some help.
I´m going to try and make this as short as I can. After all these years of touring in unsafe vans, and doing stupid things, I guess I was over due for this… We had a serious van accident in route from our show in Graz, Austria to Dresden, Germany, somewhere along the highway in the Czech.
I was asleep in the back of the van, so I’m unsure of what exactly happened. All I know is I felt the van skidding out and we started to slide and roll over. Not sure exactly how many times the van flipped but it was more than enough. I started screaming for everyone to tell me they were OK. Gertjan check, Ben check, Sara check, and I didnt hear Jeff.

Ben pulled me out through the windshield and I took off running, screaming for help with blood pouring down my face. I honestly though Jeff was dead. A car stopped and a slew of women started screaming at me and I was screaming at them. We were in the middle of no where and as I was running two things came to mind, I think Jeff is dead, and I hope I don´t get shot like Artimus Pyle. A woman pulled me into her house and her husband and son ran to the van crash site. I found Gertjan, and he said everyone is OK. The family started talking to me via Google Translation telling me everyone is safe and that an amublance is on the way.

The ambulance comes takes us to a hospital, we get taken care of…sort of. The police arrive on the scene and inform us that we aren´t leaving until the medical bills are paid in full. The were so kind enough to escort Sara and myself to an ATM machine to pay the entire lump of the bills in full on the spot. Even after we signed some strange papers saying we have 30 day with proof of citizenship, etc. What the fuck ever right? We asked where Gertjan was, and their respone was…prison. 300 phone calls and around €3,000 later we are out of the damned Czech and safe in Germany.

Long short, we are all somewhat OK. Jeff broke his collarbone, Ben got his hand jacked up, I am pretty alright, Gertjan is OK, as well as Sara. The van is destroyed. Booking these tours ourself really made me realize that we are 100% on our own. We had no one to call, no one to “rescue” us. I made 3 phone calles and the entire German punk scene came to our rescue. God damn thank you. Our new friends from Dresden Germany came to get us at the drop of a hat, no questions asked. Thank you.

So here it is, we are 3 grown adult males in our 30´s who play in a punk band. We are all stage hands at R5 Productions in Philly. That´s what we do to enable us to be here in Europe doing this. Never in our lives have we needed help like we do now. If you want to help us, please go to and purchas a record for $1.99. If you ever laughed at one of my awful jokes, or spend hours talking with us after a show, and you would like to help, please do. I always though our band would have too much pride to ask for help, but I am pretty sure we all agree that this time we need it. If you would like to help in any form please do jamiegetz(at) is the paypal address if you are inclined to do so. We will also accept first class upgrades on US Air, Delta or Virgin.


Now show some community spirit and cough up the duckets.

Life In The Dark 's Latest

... is now available for order.

Life In The Dark is increasingly becoming an essential project to check in with for every small release that Zen conjures. Apparently, his new tape, Absolute Control, is a shift in direction.

A new beginning, a new sound. Unhappy, british industrial insomnia. It's cold outside. Very limited edition.

I can't wait to hear this.

Go grab while you can as every Life In The Dark release sells out very quickly; I am actually surprised there are some left at this point. Get it here.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Handmade Birds Breaks All Our Banks

Handmade Birds caps off an insane year of releasing with one last batch of 5 releases (brutal but hey it's Christmas... now you know what to ask for from your loved ones) that range all over the musical spectrum.

And it looks as though they will be slowing down the production schedule this coming year, but there are some doozy records coming:

Coming sometime this upcoming spring (2012)




Following on the heels of Social Disservices


YES!!! the new full length finally.


The CD press of the lauded LP out recently on Handmade Birds.


NEW full lengths from Locrian with Christoph Heemann, Utarm, lovesliescrushing, Our Love Will Destroy The World, Jason Zeh, and vinyl issues of The Autumns classic "Angel Pool" and the Celestiial masterwork "Where Life Springs Eternal"

Love Demian Johnson's work (Great Falls, PLaying Enemy, Hemingway, the almighty Kiss It Goodbye, to name a few), grab this (artwork above) while you can because his releases never last long.

You may know him as the artist that did the cover for many of your favorite albums and/or tour posters. Or maybe you are a long time patron of the Dead Accents label, where Demian continues to remain king of innovative packaging ideas. Or maybe you have caught wind via his Handmade Birds artist page that he has a slew of solo releases under his belt, most of which are long sold out. Or maybe you just know him as an artist (visit to check out his current prints for sale) Whatever you may or may not know about Demian, there are only 77 copies of this new solowork, "If They Even Find Me", and the one thing we know is they won't last. Solid packaging design that includes a cassette booklet full of orginal art by Demian, and his best music to date, without question.

Edition: 77; The first 17 copies are black ink on white shell, and the other 60 are white ink on black shell.

Order here

This is a new act, sounds are just below for you to check out.

Formed in 2000 as Kafka Dreams, the trio quickly began a sister project to KD under the Dreamless moniker. A blistering wall of sound envelopes infectious melody akin to no less than the absolute best moments of classic HUM, which are then buried within an incredibly dense sonic wall too delicious to describe (yes, delicious). We cannot get enough of this record, a classic in every way from the album title to the complexity of texture and quality, this is one gem you should not be afraid to sample on the band's page before grabbing a copy (stream the entire album at

First 100 pre-orders will get a complimentary copy of the Kafka Dreams "Threnodic" CD.

Order here

Personally interested in this record following my being drawn in with his split with Celestiial (another band that Handmade Birds introduced me to in the first place) Blood of the Black Owl comes with this single track on a split.

Since 2005, collaborators Chet W. Scott and James Woodhead have fashioned incredibly moving and innovative music as The Elemental Chrysalis. During this time, each has made his mark exploring a deeply personal journey as solo artist- Chet as Blood of the Black Owl, and James as At the Head of the Woods. With both projects creating incredible snapshots into their respective journies, here, on a split crafted over a long period, and arriving at the cusp of new full length material from both, the presence of these long time pioneers could not be felt in a more rich and inspiring way. This is a limited release, featuring art by James Woodhead and design by Chet W. Scott.

Edition: 500 copies total, first run of 300.

Order here

TRVTH was one of those special albums this year. Don't miss out on the follow up.

Summer Solstice, 2011, Servile Sect released the "Trvth" LP, to tremendous critical acclaim, and it sold out rapidly. Winter Solstice, 2011, they return with a companion to the "Trvth" LP. "Svrrender" is the most exciting material yet from SS, and dare we say it...our favorite. If you are still hunting for a copy of "Trvth," don't miss this one.

Edition: 250 copies; art by Demian Johnston.

Order here

Servile Sect founding members Luke (aka Sadness Saturn) and Nhate (aka Golden Raven, also of Ash Borer fame), come together with their respective solo projects to offer this split cassette.

Edition: 100, Art and design by Jon Clue and Jeremy Dyer . When they're gone, they're gone...

Order here

Friday, November 25, 2011

A389 Black Friday Releases: Pale Creation

This record has a real special place in my heart; one that I will not get into here. Twilight Haunt is the shining example of what Pale Creation can and has done with their music... their piece de resistance if you will. This is finally available on vinyl and will go quickly.

Fans, the wait is over.

Hailing from the Cleveland area, PALE CREATION took their cues from their peers in INTEGRITY and RINGWORM and fused it with the Darkwave/Goth influnces of such bands as Joy Division and Ministry.

Originally released on CD in 1999 via East Coast Empire, PALE CREATION's masterpiece 'Twilight Haunt' is now available for the first time on vinyl as a limited edition one-time pressing of 250 copies with never before seen photos/lyrics.

The time has come to accept this gift of art.

Order here

A389 Black Friday Releases: Anne

Anne is a huge step in a new direction for A389; actually, the idea that this record is coming out on this label is still rather mind blowing. Dream Punx comes on two colors of vinyl (black and a Purple / White halo type mix, which is pretty sharp looking) as well as with a download card.

We're thrilled to bring something new to the table in the form of Portland, Oregon's shoegaze band: ANNE. 'Dream Punx' is their debut LP which consists of new material alongside tracks from their highly sought-after self released mixtapes. Fans of My Bloody Valentine and Lush rejoice, you may have found your new favorite band.

Get the Purple / White halo type mix vinyl here and the black vinyl color here

A389 Black Friday Releases: Enforcers

Another monster release from A389, Enforcers sound tough as hell on this debut LP, The End Of Time. The LP comes with a download card and on two color variations for your choosing (Black and Red).

Hailing from the city of Montreal and boasting ex-members of A Death For Every Sin/Final Word, ENFORCERS unleash their debut 12" which delivers the perfect dose of early 1990s NYHC crossover in the vein of STIGMATA and 'Best Wishes'-era CRO-MAGS.

Order here for the Red vinyl and here for the black vinyl

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Burial Hex Releases In Psychic Defense

New Burial Hex...

Grab it quick:

12″ one sided silkscreened limited edition of 300

In psychic defense” is the last work of Clay Ruby as Burial Hex. With this record Burial Hex faces a new chapter in his music where noise, post-punk, a wise use of the rythm, experimental wave and dark melodies match together in a perfect balance.
The record is elaborated as a protection spell in psychic self-defense, and the lyrics are from an old hymn to the Archangel Michael, always been seen as a leader and protector of the faithful.
This one sided also confirms the collaboration between Clay Ruby and Troy Schafer, who wrote and performed all the bass and guitar parts.

Order here

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New Sounds from Sequences

A little late on this, but Sequences is involved in this three way split / collaboration; so, it is due attention.

Monolithic riffing and ambient drones by Syndrome (soloproject from Mathieu V. from Amenra), Monotonos and Sequences.
Fall of Man was conceived to commemorate their combined Paris show on the 3d of November 2011. Each band contributed one brandnew and previously unreleased track, with the last track of the album being an exclusive collaborative effort.
Only 200 hand numbered copies available on cd (NO cd-r). The cd is held by an envelope and accompanied by 6 customized cardboard cards.

1. Moon when Wolves run Together (12'24")
By Syndrome
2. All seemed so clear, yet now so distorted (13'38")
By Monotonos
3. Shattered Gleam (12'04")
By Sequences
4. Layered (15'56")
By Syndrome, Monotonos & Sequences

Order here

Listen here:

Fall Of Man (CD) by CON009

Speaking of Sequences... Part Deux

Check these videos out of a recent live performance while you are at it.

Sequences live in Paris 03/11/'11 (Pt. 1) from SQNCS on Vimeo.

Sequences live in Paris 03/11/'11 (Pt. 2) from SQNCS on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sutekh Hexen Now Available...

The 3x7" set of their first three cassette tapes Constellation, Ritualistic and Alters tapes.

Silk-screened covers with artwork courtesy of Si Clark.

Limited to only 99 copies, so don't sleep on it.

Order here

Monday, November 21, 2011

Imminent Frequencies Now Offers...

...two new tapes.

First up is the latest from Developer... harsh noise at it's finest.

Harsh music concrete and tape assemblage from Matthew Reis. A prominent member of Ohio's experimental music scene, Reis (Teeth Collection, Factotum Tapes)
has become synonymous for his explorations of electro-acoustic music. First with his Teeth Collection project and now under the guise of Developer, Reis has moved
into exploring the areas of tape-based harsh noise and music concrete. Reis's style of improv tape music takes cues from Burrough's cut-ups while forging a new
kind of (harsh) experimentation.

IF15 - DEVELOPER "IF15" c30

Listen to a sample here

Limited to just 50 copies so grab it quick

Next up is the tape from Collapsed Arc.

Kinetic blown out sound loops by Cleveland, Ohio sound and visual artist David Russell. Collapsed Arc finds Russell's (Jerk, The David Russell Snake, Relentless Corpse) latest project immersed in an amalgamation of field recordings, contact mic experiments and appropriated vocal banter- masterfully melded together into loops of auditory chaos. Despite the non-musical nature of many of these sounds like any good pop song they lure you in. Disjointed sound sculpture for the musical masses.

IF14 - COLLAPSED ARC "IN CURSIVE" c20 in an edition of 100

Listen to a sample here

Order both tapes at Imminent Frequencies

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Gilead Media Support Post

So Gilead Media is hurting... go here to read more in depth, but this great label needs the help of the community that is made up of us weirdo record buying nerds so that it can continue to feed our addictions.

Gilead has recently repressed a bunch of great records (like the Ash Borer / Fell Voices split, the Fell Voices LP, and the recently released False album), so go help them out by purchasing these or any other records that catch your fancy.

Check it out here

Listen to some of the Gilead Releases below:

Friday, November 18, 2011

Do You Enjoy Locrian? How About Mamiffer?

...well, these two outfits have a collaborative release coming in early 2012 (awesome), and it is sure to be breathtaking considering their respective discographies to this point.

Here are some particulars:

Recorded in Chicago IL by Greg Norman. Mixed by Randall Dunn in Seattle WA.

CD on Profound Lore, limited CD release (with a bonus track) on Daymare records in Japan, 2xLP on Utech/SIGE, and cassette release on SIGE/Land of Decay.

Track titles:

1. In Fulminic Blaze
2. Bless Them That Curse You
3. Corpus Luteum
4. Second Burial
5. Lechatelierite
6. Metis/Amaranthine/The Emperor

This is going to be exciting for sure.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Luciform Repress

In case you missed out on this churning masterpiece by Sutekh Hexen, here is your chance to remedy the situation and pick this sucker up on yellow vinyl. Don't snooze a second time. It is one of the best records this year.

Order here

Friday, November 11, 2011

Sunyata New Release: LVDK / Disintegration Split

Up now from Sunyata is a split tape that is not to be missed, the participants are hush hush, and it is going to be a doozy.

gloom, doom, lust + loss split release from familiar voices, this time obscured by a lo-fi mist of anonymity. complete desolation.

Limited to just 25 copies, and trust me, you will hate yourself if you do not grab this ASAP.

Get it here

Sunyata New Release: Obolus

This tape from Obolus is a new release from our friends across the sea, Sunyata.

debut recording of new project from the US. two sides of melodic, arresting black metal that straddles the middle-ground between tradition and progression. artwork by bryan proteau.

Limited to just 25 copies and they will go quickly.

Order Here

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Burning Witch 4xLP Reissue... Finally

Southern Lord finally put up the pre-order for this Collection. I was stoked until I saw the price tag, but here is the final tally:

This beast has been in the works for over 3 years! The wait is finally over! The last nails have been pounded into the Burning Witch coffin!

Although Burning Witch only actually existed for a short period of time (1995–1998) the absolutely crushing impact they left is immense! This box compiles every authorized (ie: listenable) recording the band ever made.

The 4x single lps included are:

Towers... LP - Recorded by Steve Albini during the vernal equinox 1996 at Robert Lang Studios, Seattle. Originally released as a demo tape in 1996 then released by Slap-A-Ham on vinyl in 1998. 2k were pressed. Southern Lord released a cd version (including Rift.Canyon.Dreams) in 1998. Remastered from the original 1/2" master tape (lost until this version) by Mell Dettmer.

Rift.Canyon.Dreams - Recorded by Aaron Evil during the autumnal equinox 1997 at Robert Lang Studios, Seattle. Originally released by Merciless Records on LP in 1998. 500 were pressed. Not only is this lp super rare the covers were very flimsy so most existing copies have alot of cover damage! Southern Lord released a cd version (including Towers ) in 1998.

Bleeder b/w Rift.Canyon.Dreams. - Bleeder was a unreleased track from the Towers... (Albini) session. It originally came out on the split CD with Goatsnake on Hydra Head in 2000 now out of print. This song has never been released on vinyl (although test pressings for the Goatsnake split were made finished vinyl was never produced), the Rift.Canyon.Dreams track was an unfinished outtake from the Rift.Canyon.Dreams session. It was mixed/completed by Dahlquist & Randall Dunn circa 2003 and then released on a split with ASVA (BW bassists Stuart Dahlquists’ then new project). 475 copies were pressed. The track was remixed by O’Malley and Dunn in 2007 released on the "Crippled Lucifer" 2xcd reissue via SLR and is the version presented here.

Live at the China Club 1996 - Raw, grimm live evocation is the only Witch recording ever released with original 2nd guitarist Greg Anderson. This incantation was captured in Ballard, WA at the China Club (previously known as the Red Dragon) in 1996. The Witch was opening for At The Gates and Napalm Death. Anderson played 2 shows with Burning Witch, this being the second (and last!) This is the first time this is available on vinyl. Although not as realized as the studio recordings this give a dark vision of the horror that was to come!

Also included in this book is a perfect bound 40 page 12’ X12" BOOK. An aggressive visual documentation of the History of Burning Witch. Many never before seen photos + graphics specifically chosen for this release and some liner notes from Aaron Turner (Hydra Head Records / ISIS) and Chris Dodge (SPAZZ, Slap-a-Ham Records).

Included bound into the book is a DVD of never before released Burning Witch performances. First is video of the bands 1st ever live show from the Pioneer Square Theater in Seattle, May 1996. This is the lineup with Greg Anderson on 2nd guitar. The second is the infamous Burning Witch performance on Public Access television from 27 Live in Seattle February 1997. The dvd was edited by Alan Dubin (Khanate) and includes a menu and full credits.

All LPs are pressed on 180 gram virgin black vinyl and housed in high quality Stoughton printed tip-on and direct to board jackets. All of this darkness is enshrouded by a heavy duty Stoughton made slip-case. $100 each + shipping

Finally... An exclusive shirt is available ONLY when pre-ordering the box. Featuring a exclusive design that Stephen O’Malley personally chose.

This massive collection is available to pre-order here

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tape Label Spotlight: Worthless Recordings

Having been alerted to the existence of Worthless Recordings by Dead Formats, I checked out their releases and was knocked out by a bunch of their releases, particularly their Burial Ground "Living Dead" series (Burial Ground is doing a series on the George Romero zombie movies). Seeing as how the latest Burial Ground is now available (limited to 30 tapes) and is the last of the Living Dead series, and Worthless also released a tape from Worn Vessel (The Refuse Of Nature limited to 50).

Check out Worthless for yourself here; there are sound samples and ordering information for interested parties.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The A Death Cinematic / Great Falls Split...

...finally sees the light of day!

A meeting of two disparate acts joining forces to create a compelling split release.

Order here from A Death Cinematic or here from Dead Accents

Monday, October 31, 2011

A389's Latest Batch of Releases Package Deal and Other Such Madness

A389 is at it again with their latest 3 releases (Seven Sisters Of Sleep / Children Of God split, Ringworm / Mindsnare split, and the Ringworm "comeback" demo), and they have a crazy package deal available that gives you all three releases for a cheaper price with the two Ringworm related releases coming on limited color variations available only in this package deal.

In the deal you get:
RINGWORM/MINDSNARE Split 7" w/Mini Comic Book (Purple Vinyl/250)
RINGWORM 'Madness Of War' 7" Flexi (Clear/150)

Order that here

Also, A389 is Running a 24 hour Test press sale for all you collectors... check that out here.

Seven Sisters Of Sleep / Children Of God split...

I still feel as though Seven Sisters Of Sleep is one of the best hardcore bands going today, and it is awesome that they are part of this split with up and comers Children Of God.

SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP deliver three new tracks that pick up where their amazing self titled LP... CHILDREN OF GOD deliver an impressive followup to their 'Coup De Grace' 7" with three new tracks of harsh metallic hardcore that blurs the lines between musical violence and chaos...

Here are some videos for this release... yes videos.

Both of those songs come off this split... so grab it for some viciousness here.

A389's Latest Batch of Releases: Ringworm & Mindsnare Split

Ringworm follows up their latest LP (Scars, on Victory Records) with this split 7" with Australian powerhouse Mindsnare.

Cleveland hardcore legends RINGWORM return with two new/unreleased crushers from the vaults. Never before heard until now! The flipside of this split 7" is sure to make your blood pressure rise...with two new tracks by MINDSNARE!!!

First pressing comes packaged as a mini 8-panel EC comics style insert illustrated by the Human Furnace.

Human Furnace has an incredibly crazy visual style, so the comic book is probably a trip and the 7" cover is a nice throwback to old EC Comics horror titles, classic.

The 7" also comes with a download code for digital listening purposes.

Order here

Again, if you order this in the A389 Package this time around, this comes on Purple vinyl.

A389's Latest Batch of Releases: Ringworm Demo

Yes! More Ringworm to crush our minds to...

This is the classic sought-after 1999 'comeback' demotape RINGWORM released in 1999 after years of silence. Available as a one-time limited edition flexi pressing of 250 copies. Half on black/Half on clear.

Super limited, so order quick... here

Again, if you order the whole A389 Package, you can get this on Clear vinyl, if that is your poison.

below is not the songs here, but some Ringworm, if you have not had the chance previously:

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pyramids & Horseback...

Are finally up for pre-order.

From the label:

In our current climate of exponentially expanding micro-genres and sub-sub-niches, we're usually only a few mouse clicks away from finding or assigning a particular tag to any given musical artist. In instances when a group or solo musician seems to have hit upon a sound that hasn't already been neatly classified, it seems there's a whole host of anxious internetters just waiting to cobble together a set of hyphenated words to quickly solidify the identity of the unruly artist. Though both Pyramids and Horseback have existed now for what seems like eons by modern standards (you know, at least three or more years), astonishingly neither has been saddled with a lasting classification for the sounds they make. Whether this is due to their constantly shifting approach to compositional technique with each successive release, their fluctuating membership, or simply the fact that their not borrowing exclusively from any one source, it seems one thing is certain: both have succeeded in making music that is singularly their own, while also possessing a deeply affective humanity, initially alienating though it might appear.

Now that these two entities have combined forces for "A Throne Without a King", a new set of questions is raised in through its realization. Firstly, is it a split or a collaboration? Well, it's both - the album includes one new song from each individual group, as well as a long-form collaborative piece involving all personnel from Horseback and Pyramids playing together. Over the course of the three tracks that comprise the set the music ranges through territories of frenzied blasting, sonorous melody, arrhythmic clattering, frenetic riffing, frozen howls, and uneasy quiet. Horseback offers up the most recognizably structured piece of the three, a scabrous black metal weave, threaded through with a distinctly American twang. On their solo adventure Pyramids force together incongruent bits of hammering drum machine, screeching metallic textures and harmonious snippets of spacious piano into one implausibly seamless whole.

Strong as the preceding pieces are, it is the massive forty five minute collaborative piece that is really the centerpiece of the entire project - a sprawling mass of sonic moss, mud, concrete and galvanic crackle. Incorporating harsh electronics, buzzing swaths of guitar, low pulsing drones, improvised percussion and spectral voices issued from a distant universe, the "song" is a perfect synthesis of the diverse musical personalities involved in its creation. Though it could be inaptly described as any number wildly different types of music, like the parent groups that have channeled its chaotic essence into a tangible living form, it is a beast of unique nature - at once beguiling, terrifying and completely immersive. A more successful pairing of experimental-metal-drone-ambient-krautish-noise-rock collaborators you are unlikely to find, in our reality or any of its parallel relatives.

Track Listing (7")
Side A: Pyramids 'Phaedra's Love' (6:45)
Side B: Horseback 'Thee Cult Of Henry Flynt' (7:00)

Track Listing (LP)
Side C: Pyramids + Horseback 'A Throne Without A King pt. 1' (8:54)
Side C: Pyramids + Horseback 'A Throne Without A King pt. 2' (13:06)
Side D: Pyramids + Horseback 'A Throne Without A King pt. 3' (9:47)
Side D: Pyramids + Horseback 'A Throne Without A King pt. 4' (13:52)

Pre-order here

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Old Man Gloom's Christmas Eve...

...finally sees a pressing here in the United States (Conspiracy Records in Europe releases this as a 2x7"). Tortuga Records rises from the dead and releases this beast on us all.

Track Listing:
Side A:

Christmas Eve Part I
A.L.F. Makes Accident, Or The Slow Advance Of The Now Liberated, But Virally Contagious Chimps
Skull Of Geronimo
Masami's Music Box I
Branch Breaker (Live In NYC)
Masami's Music Box 2
Christmas Eve Part II
Gratuitous Bonus Track Made By Sensible Musicians Doing Questionable Things

Side B (Live At Brownies In NYC):

Zozobra (Excerpt)
Branch Breaker
Sonic Wave Of Bees
Rape Athena
Flood II
Afraid Of....
Hot Salvation
Jaws Of The Lion
Hot Salvation
Jaws Of The Lion

This comes on 3 colors: light blue, yellow, and black.

Order here or pose

Has It Really Been 10 Years?

Has it truly been ten years? This is blowing my mind right now. This record devoured me for the three to five years following its release as I pseudo religiously traveled all over to see Bane play these songs. Give Blood means a great deal to me personally.

I know I know, I do not normally hype hardcore records here, but I could probably fill a book with my experiences related to this album (no joke).

This is just one of the many times that I have seen these guys while they toured the hell out of the record.

Well, Triple B Records is re-issing Give Blood on vinyl.

Here are some details:

it's FINALLY here! pre-orders for the 10 year anniversary pressing of Bane's infamous GIVE BLOOD are now up! there are 3 colors available for purchase on our site. 1 color will be exclusively available through Equal Vision.
This LP comes complete with a high quality gatefold embossed sleeve and a 16 page 11x11inch full color insert booklet.

Pre-order here

Monday, October 24, 2011

Music Ruins Lives Launches Two More Records...

...for order in what these two miscreants are calling their quick fix series. First up is the first full length from Greys, Brightly Our Stars Did Shine As The Sea Reached Into The Sky. Following up the great In Fades cassette tape, Greys returns with an ambitious LP that is impressive in quite a few ways, not the least of which is the mind twisting narrative.

Check this out below and then buy it here.

New from Lonesummer

Next up in the Quick Fix series is the first full length from Lonesummer, There Are Few Tomorrows For Feeding Our Worries.

Finds Lonesummer moving into an even more post rock/musicial direction while still maintaining the rawness that is Lonesummer!

Well, decide for yourselves and order this here or be a poseur.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Three New Release from Magic Bullet...

SSORC is an underrated and virtually unknown Japanese band that is highly revered in certain circles. Magic Bullet has made this album, Infidel Eternal, available for the first time domestically now on three LP color variations (the accompanying 7" has a multitude of variations as well) Marble, Pale Green, and Purple.

Previously only available on compact disc format in Japan (Obliteration Records, 2005), Infidel Eternal is the debut album from Tokyo’s SSORC. Drawing heavily from Scandinavian black metal influences (GORGOROTH, DARKTHRONE, et al) and infusing the crazed, violating ethics of 80′s Japanese hardcore, SSORC blast through traditional themes of nature, anti-organized religion, agony, woe, and despair at an unrelenting pace that never truly relinquishes attack. Accordingly, the band is actually comprised of former members of legendary extreme Japanese hardcore band G.I.S.M. as well os other noted acts such as MAGANE, ZOMBIE RITUAL, MÏSOGI, and MORTES SALTANTES.

With SSORC, their collective goal is quite simply “to terrify people, or to give people fear.” Mantras and themes of “Black Metal Terrorism” appear throughout both the album and the band’s limited public profile. The guitar tones are cruel and menacing, the bass is distorted and sick, Mutilation Under the Moonlight’s vocals howl with a pain seldom put to tape, and the drums blast forth as if they legitimately want to kill you. This is truly Japanese extreme black metal.

Available now for the first time on vinyl anywhere in the world, the Infidel Eternal LP+7″ features the entire scathing album and a special cover of DARKTHRONE’s “Unholy Black Metal.”

Track List:
1.) Step Into The Forests Of Your Dusk
2.) Caller Of The Typhoon
3.) Before There Is Light
4.) Bury My Coffin By My Own Hands
5.) Winds Of Plague
6.) Hell Is My Heaven, Pain Is My Pleasure
7.) The Relentless Agony Intimidates Me Into The Black Silence As A New Moon
8.) Downwards The Roots Of Darkness
9.) Fury Of The Mountains
10.) Below The Moon, Above The Earth
11.) Black Metal Terrorism

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