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December 8, 2021, 5:35 am

 

SHAME ON YOU - THE NATIVE YEARS

Band:THE DARLING BUDS
Album:SHAME ON YOU - THE NATIVE YEARS
Label:NATIVE RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:Indie/Shoegaze

A compilation of the earliest and the best of the quintessential Blonde band; The Darling Buds. Recorded in 1988 these are the original Darling Buds releases before they signed to CBS. All 9 tracks are the originally singles from the Native label and the tracks and versions played by John Peel that originally broke the band and brought them to the national Attention. 

Complete booklet and Biography with many long lost photos.

Original Recordings - Unavailable since 1992!

 

 

GREAT BRINGER OF NIGHT LP

Band:COFFINWORM
Album:GREAT BRINGER OF NIGHT LP
Label:FLENSER
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Black Metal

Flenser is pleased to be dragging this filthy gem, GREAT BRINGER OF NIGHT, out into the sunlight to give it the treatment it so richly deserves. This deluxe version will include two additional unreleased tracks (five total) from the original demo recording sessions in all their raw glory, and comes graced with the gorgeous artwork of Bryan Proteau and a finely-tuned mastering job from James Plotkin. Sludge, tortured doom, snarling black metal, knuckle-dragging death metal and a few handfuls of crustedover punk meld together into one of the nastiest, most misanthropic, most wonderfully ugly albums you’ll ever hear, and now, you’ll finally be able to experience it on coal black vinyl - heavy as black tar, addictive as black tar heroin.

For fans of Burning Witch, EyeHateGod, Noothgrush and Corrupted

Latest full length album now out on Profound Lore Records

 

 

I`M GONE

Band:OMAR AND THE HOWLERS
Album:I`M GONE
Label:BURNSIDE
Format:CD
Genre:Blues

This is Omar Dykes’ 50th anniversary CD and the first Omar & the Howlers release with new material since Boogie Man in 2004. With a recorded history of over 20 titles, this is the first release on Omar’s own Big Guitar Music label, with more planned from this still active 21st century bluesman. Omar’s diverse musical roots are show-cased on each track, with all songs being written by Dykes except I’m Mad Again by John Lee Hooker. The Howlers include Wes Starr and Bruce Jones who have been playing with Omar since Big Leg Beat (1980) as well as Mike Buck, Ronnie James, and smokin’ guitar from Casper Rawls and Derek O’Brien. Omar says, “I wanted to put out a cd with rockabilly, country, and everything I like on it--- genres of music that I grew up with.” Fans have been waiting eight years for a new Omar & the Howlers CD and finally, the wait is over. I’m Gone delivers everything they’ve been waiting for and more!

"Omar puts his soul into this stuff, and you can feel it. It’s raw and electric blues; mean and evil, bad and nasty. Get yourself some. You’ll be glad you did" – No Depression

 

 

111

Band:BOSSE DE NAGE
Album:111
Label:Profound Lore
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Not much is really known from Bay Area enigma BOSSE-DE-NAGE since the band rarely play live, don’t really disclose their identities, nor do they do they take interest or partake in promotional activities such as interviews and promotional photos. Nonetheless, the four-piece do have a solid and distinct repertoire at their disposal. Their initial demo (which was actually released by Aesop Dekker of Agalloch/Worm Ouroboros/Ludirca fame) and their two preceding albums (namely “I” and “II”, incidentally released by Flenser Records) prior to “III” would create an impression within the underground, the band fusing a vitriolic mix of indie rock, post-punk, and minimalist black metal. Almost coming across like the black metal version of the legendary band Slint. Overall “III” presents the band’s strongest and most introspective and sophisticated material to date. 

BOSSE-DE-NAGE’s third album ‘III” is probably one of the most powerful collisions between indie rock and black metal you’ll hear this year. - For fans of Ludicra, Deafheaven, Liturgy, and Slint.

 

 

OF BABALON

Band:THE HOWLING WIND
Album:OF BABALON
Label:Profound Lore
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Ryan Lipynsky has always been considered (in underground circles) as one of the most accomplished and underrated visionaries in the underground of the American extreme music scene. With THRALLDOM he helped define and shape a particular era that became known as U.S. Black Metal and with UNEARTHLY TRANCE, he helped define a new age of avant-blackened doom by forging one of the scene’s mightiest entities. Lipynsky’s other venture, THE HOWLING WIND, initially continued where Thralldom left off where Lipynsky, along with Tim Parasitic (also of ALDEBARAN fame), further explored and expanded his black metal repertoire by taking it to more virulent territory. With “Of Babalon”, the third and most vital album THE HOWLING WIND will unleash, Lipynsky and Parasitic have not only delivered the deadliest HOWLING WIND album yet (once again recorded by Colin Marston of KRALLICE, GORGUTS, DYSRHYTHMIA etc. in the Thousand Caves), but in this current age where the lines have been blurred as to what really becomes defined and recognized as the black metal movement in America, THE HOWLING WIND have delivered a fist-in-the-face genuine black metal album that shall bring realization to the true essence of the genre on American ground. With an aesthetic where the music, and just as importantly the lyrics, and themes reflect the unrelenting chaos and spiritual force that is THE HOWLING WIND, “Of Babalon” will once again prove Lipynsky as one of America’s most important underground musicians today.

THE HOWLING WIND’s only other member is Tim Parasitic who also helms American doom metal giants ALDEBARAN 

With “Of Babalon”, THE HOWLING WIND will establish themselves as one of the most important black metal bands in the U.S. today. Black metal in its most genuine and primal form that opposes this “new wave” of American black metal currently plaguing the scene

 

 

LIVE MUSIC HALL KOLN DEC 29TH 1992

Band:THE OBSESSED
Album:LIVE MUSIC HALL KOLN DEC 29TH 1992
Label:ROADBURN
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Roadburn Records is proud as a peacock to announce the release of the first slab of black vinyl from the mighty Obsessed in many years. Live in Koln December 29th 1992 captures the band live at their peak and is released to celebrate the bands come back on the Roadburn Festival on April 14th 2012. This one will be vinyl only. The record (and shows) will be featuring the lineup from The Church Within; Scott “Wino” Weinrich on guitar/vocals, Greg Rogers (Goatsnake, Sonic Medusa) on drums and Guy Pinhas (Acid King, Goatsnake and Beaver) on bass. The release was mastered from tape but James Plotkin did an amazing job in mastering it and making it a massive and clear registration of a band on the end of a tour when they knew the set by heart and playing on their peak!

 

 

COMA WAERING

Band:THE ANGELIC PROCESS
Album:COMA WAERING
Label:BURNING WORLD
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

With a sound that fuses the layered guitar drone of MY BLOOD VALENTINE, the epic sound and tribal thump of NEUROSIS, the emotional bloodletting of JARBOE/SWANS, and complex, yet fluidly shifting time signatures, THE ANGELIC PROCESS have forged new musical ground and over the course of numerous on labels all over the world, have refined and defined a sound that one person described as "the sound my soul makes". THE ANGELIC PROCESS live is no less as intense. Blasting noise, complex melodies, droning guitar resonance, rippling bass, tom‐heavy tribal drums, and hauntingly emotional vocals collide to create violently ambient songs that have a definite shape and progression, but envelope the audience in warm, bombastic soundscapes.

New artwork by Mories of Gnaw Their Tongues on 6‐panel digipack • Re‐issue of the cd that came out on Paradigms Records in 2006

 

 

COMA WAERING LP

Band:THE ANGELIC PROCESS
Album:COMA WAERING LP
Label:BURNING WORLD
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

With a sound that fuses the layered guitar drone of MY BLOOD VALENTINE, the epic sound and tribal thump of NEUROSIS, the emotional bloodletting of JARBOE/SWANS, and complex, yet fluidly shifting time signatures, THE ANGELIC PROCESS have forged new musical ground and over the course of numerous on labels all over the world, have refined and defined a sound that one person described as "the sound my soul makes". THE ANGELIC PROCESS live is no less as intense. Blasting noise, complex melodies, droning guitar resonance, rippling bass, tom‐heavy tribal drums, and hauntingly emotional vocals collide to create violently ambient songs that have a definite shape and progression, but envelope the audience in warm, bombastic soundscapes.

Re‐issue of the cd that came out on Paradigms Records in 2006 - album is on LP for the first time...

 

 

OPEN YOUR EYES

Band:YES
Album:OPEN YOUR EYES
Label:SIREENA
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Prog Rock

“Open Your Eyes” is the seventeenth studio album by progressive rock band YES, originally released in 1997. Together with the album “Magnification” from 2001 it was never released on vinyl before. Up to now - Sireena Records will publish both the albums in this year. On 180 Gram vinyl, in gatefold cover, as double album. A Must – not only for the YES fans all over the world! In 1997 Chris Squire and Billy Sherwood had been working on a project together. Jon Anderson became interested and the music became a full-fledged YES project. The result was “Open Your Eyes”, one of the best, and perhaps the most sophisticated of the YES albums – a selection of catchy tunes and interesting themes. It is a quite enjoyable set of songs with the classic yes style and a modern sound. A bridge between the progressive times of “Closer to the Edge” and the modern tracks of “90 125”. In every case “Open Your Eyes” became a typical YES album.

Now on vinyl for the very first time! A world premiere!.

 

 

BROKEN HALO

Band:TIM TOO SLIM LANGFORD
Album:BROKEN HALO
Label:BURNSIDE
Format:CD
Genre:Blues

Broken Halo is the new solo acoustic release by Too Slim and the Taildraggers founder, band leader and BMA nominee Tim "Too Slim" Langford. Too Slim's last solo release was his 1999 release Pint Store Blues which received rave reviews. Broken Halo contains 11 original tunes by Tim "Too Slim" Langford and features a fusion of Blues, Folk, and Americana influences. Too Slim and the Taildraggers’ 2011 release Shiver was nominated for 2012 Rock Blues album of the year by the Blues Foundations BMA Awards in Memphis TN.

“One of the finest original blues rock trios performing today.” Blues Review

 

 

MIND CAGE

Band:NICO TAMBURELLA
Album:MIND CAGE
Label:ADIXTION MUSIC
Format:CD
Genre:Rock

Brand new album from guitar Virtuoso Nico Tamburella.

Virtuoso Guitar from Nico Tamburella reviewed in next months Guitar Techniques magazine - 8/10 rating.

Nico is Headling Bulldog Bash Festival 2012 and has been invited to play at the London Guitar Player Festival.

 

 

TEMPEST

Band:ANTI VIGILANTE
Album:TEMPEST
Label:ANTI VIGILANTE
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

‘Tempest’ is Anti Vigilante’s eagerly awaited follow up release to 2009’s ‘Secure Beneath The Watchful Eyes’. The resoundingly positive response received by the first album from both gig goers and zine’s alike has forged them a place as one of the busiest bands on the UK Ska/Punk scene, touring relentlessly with bands such as The Skints, Capdown, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Random Hand, to name but a few. Furthermore, 3 years on, ‘Secure Beneath The Watchful Eyes’ continues to receive radio play from numerous Dj’s including BBC Radio 1’s Mike Davies.

‘Tempest’ shows a maturity in Anti Vigilante’s musical progression. Learning from their time on the road and dealing with the passing of their drummer Oli Smith, ‘Tempest’ is a more intense, harder hitting example of the ways in which Anti Vigilante pioneer an exciting music genre still very much in its infancy.

 

 

THIS IS OUR DAY

Band:THE ROUGHNECK RIOT
Album:THIS IS OUR DAY
Label:BOMBER MUSIC
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

This is the second album from The Roughneck Riot following the self release of their debut in 2010. The band have outgrown the “celtic punk” tag and are now a more mature folk punk rock band. They tour constantly and have a good online presence. This album will see them growing considerably throughout Europe

For fans of The Clash, Social Distortion, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, Gaslight Anthem...

 

 

THE NEW INTERNATIONAL SOUND OF HEDONISM

Band:JAYA THE CAT
Album:THE NEW INTERNATIONAL SOUND OF HEDONISM
Label:BOMBER MUSIC
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Reggae

Jaya The Cat are a US band from Boston now based in Amsterdam with a loyal worldwide following. Touring constantly, they play an original mix of reggae, punk rock and ska music, from booze fuelled anthems to chilled out dance tracks to political commentary.

This will be their fifth album and the first to have a full UK release.

Previous videos reaching over 300000 youtube views.

RIYL Bob Marley, The King Blues, Bedouin Soundclash ,The Clash ,The Skints, Dub Pistols, Gentleman’s Dub Club.

 

 

THE GREEN CORRIDOR 11

Band:CHAD VANGAALEN
Album:THE GREEN CORRIDOR 11
Label:ALTIN VILLAGE AND MINE RECORDS
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:SINGER/SONGWRITER

Two long years after the release of the first out of four „Green Corridor“ Vinyl 12“s on Altin Village & Mine Records, the second part brings together two undoubted musical geniuses. Right on time for the european tours of Jamie Stewart aka Xiu Xiu and Chad VanGaalen, this little treasure will be displayed on the merch tables. In the end all four parts of this vinyl series will add up to one piece of art, musically and graphically. Chad provides 9 (!) exclusive tracks, recorded at his own studio in Calgary, which perfectly present the uniqueness and complexity of his music. The unpretentious giant‘s songwriting skills leave behind the genres, and is it that „I Want You Back“ is his best song after all? Xiu Xiu‘s tireless output now culminate in a collage, in which he explores the medium‘s boundaries, by integrating the listener into his art. The listener‘s supposed to read a question, to then put the needle onto the vinyl which provides the respective answer. One question is „Is it okay to scratch up this record?“, and we can assure you: It‘s not!

Part II Of “THE GREEN CORRIDOR” Split 12' Series • all four covers will add up to ONE HUGE PICTURE • comes with MP3 Download Code • 9 exclusive tracks from Chad VanGaalen •

 

 

THE COMPLETE CELLOUT VOLUME ONE

Band:CELLDWELLER
Album:THE COMPLETE CELLOUT VOLUME ONE
Label:FIXT
Format:CD
Genre:Dance/Electronica

Hot on the heels of the best selling "Wish Upon A Blackstar" album comes this new collection.

Here's what CD themsleves have to say about it..."I'm excited to finally present "The Complete Cellout vol. 01". Most of the tracks on here that aren't remixes from other artists are versions of my songs I completely reworked from the ground up for the Celldweller 2010/2011 Live Show. I've put a ton of time into remixing and reproduction but I'm not the only one who put a lot of time and effort into making this disc into something you could bang your head or shake your booty to. Drivepilot, Bare, Blue Stahli, J Scott G, Joman, Josh Money & Toksin lent their skills and turned this disc from being "pretty good" to being "totally badass." Hope you enjoy it as much as we all enjoyed making it." - Klayton.

 

 

LIVE UPON A BLACKSTAR

Band:CELLDWELLER
Album:LIVE UPON A BLACKSTAR
Label:FIXT
Format:CD
Genre:Dance/Electronica

While hard at work on his upcoming sophomore album Wish Upon A Blackstar, Celldweller mastermind Klayton took to the road on his first tour in five years. Now you can share the experience with Live Upon A Blackstar, the new live tour album that features audio recorded at shows in the US, Russia, Canada, and Japan. Live Upon A Blackstar is the definitive document of the 2010/2011 tour, capturing a unique era of the live Celldweller show, which will expand and mutate into new experiences as time goes by. Live Upon A Blackstar features twelve songs from Wish Upon A Blackstar, Soundtrack for the Voices in My Head, and the self-titled debut, all revamped, remixed, and mashed up for an exclusive live experience. Includes an exclusive live recording of “I Believe You” not available on the DVD/Blu-Ray tour video.

 

 

LIVE UPON A BLACKSTAR DVD/BLU RAY

Band:CELLDWELLER
Album:LIVE UPON A BLACKSTAR DVD/BLU RAY
Label:FIXT
Format:DVD/BLU RAY
Genre:Dance/Electronica

Featuring professional footage taken in the US, Russia, Canada, and Japan, Live Upon A Blackstar is the definitive visual document of the 2010/2011 Celldweller tour and captures a unique era of the live show. Songs from throughout Celldweller's career are revamped, remixed, and mashed up for an exclusive live experience that includes over 60 minutes of seamless, custom shot & edited backing video on 3 projection screens along with custom stage gear and lighting for a presentation that completely tears down and reconstructs the concept of a live show

Recent releases attained #1 Electronic slot on iTunes and Amazon MP3 stores

 

 

AWAKENING LP

Band:HORSE LATITUDES
Album:AWAKENING LP
Label:DOOMENTIA
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

We should probably blame our long-term zombified friends at HOODED MENACE for this but one of the (many) sides of seeing their latest split 12’’ sold out in just a couple of days (!) means two things: first, that the Blind Dead are still damn sexy beasts to some. And two, that as many people got exposed to the earth shattering power of Helsinki’s HORSE LATITUDES through the shamanic 10 minutes long sludge of “Flame Of Will”. A lot have been said about the fact this unusual Finnish lot, how they dared putting together a three-person unit that features no guitar yet TWO basses, how they’ve taken their name from an old Jim Morrison poem, how they seem less to come up with actual songs but more with apocalyptic incantations about the forthcoming end of the world or how they sound like OM on cracks or their fellow citizens FLESHPRESS after a ten days walk through the desert with no water. Their second proper full-length ‘Awakening’ just confirms all those preconceptions – in spade. Clocking at little over 45 minutes with six long dirges, ‘Awakening’ might be just that – the entrance to a whole different sonic vortex. Listening to their hypnotic yet slow-as-fuck groove is like free falling with your eyes: you have no choice but to let go. And it seems there’s no way to go but down here. So submit yourself! Mastered by Mell Detmer.

Casewrapped gatefold jacket edition of 500 copies only - The Horse Latitudes / Hooded Menace 12EP split sold out in a couple of days - For fans of Hooded Menace, Om, Fleshpress...

 

 

TRONO DE HUESOS

Band:MACHETAZO
Album:TRONO DE HUESOS
Label:DOOMENTIA
Format:CD
Genre:Grindcore

Originally released on RAZORBACK RECORDS in the spring of 2002 and already released on LP once through THRONE RECORDS (an edition that also was gone in the blink of an eye), this 10th anniversary of this underground classic edition is one to behold. As besides the original album in its original form, it also includes a giant poster of its iconic cover, extensive liner notes from Ramon “The Grindchild” Rodriguez from LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER and two bonus tracks, -including a ripping cover of CARNAGE’s “The Day Man Lost”-, taken from the hard to find split EP they shared in 2007 with RIBSPREADER. But at the end of the day, this is still to this day MACHETAZO purest grindcore album, a vicious and demented yet true nod to the early days of the genre when REPULSION and TERRORIZER ruled the world of extreme metal and it’s once again available for all you to learn, or re-learn for that matter, what the word ‘grindcore’ REALLY means.

LIMITED DIGIPACK OF JUST 500 COPIES!

 

 

NOBODY KNOWS THE HEAVEN

Band:BEAUTIFUL LOSERS
Album:NOBODY KNOWS THE HEAVEN
Label:LION PRODUCTIONS
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

Enjoyably bizarre Parisian mystic folk recordings from 1974, sounding like a missing link between Marc Bolan and the earlier works of Devendra Banhart. To set the scene: it’s 1974, it’s Paris, two young guys in their bed-sit (one of whom is French music maven/famous producer Jay Alanski) are dreaming of counter-culture, and their internal versions of California and New York. The result is this album, a child begotten of Marc Bolan, Baudelaire, and Lautréamont; a fascinating record, subtle and engaging as it is scarce; the re-creation of a parallel pop universe which one Michael Moorcock wouldn’t have renounced. Somehow, the duo get their record out into the world on Monde Melody’s one-off "Silk" imprint (a tribute to Marc Bolan). And what twisted songs (in English) they managed to squeeze into a fifty-minute slab of vinyl. The music drips with deep nostalgia for the decadent "beautiful people" who lived and breathed and then found a home in the songs of Lou Reed and Leonard Cohen, pervaded throughout with a kind of psychedelic sadness. All of this is expressed by means of long jagged acid guitar runs (or in acoustic strums) supported by Moroccan percussion (bongos?) and heavy bass lines from Christophe J. A post-quaalude album, as band leader Jay Alanski has said. If the LP had been released in 1971, everyone would point to T-Rex as an influence, and call it "glam folk"; fast forward to today and it’s hard not to think "loner," and draw comparisons with the music of Devendra Banhart, albeit recorded 35 years ago. We’re now several decades further on in the world’s slow self-destruction, but this sole recording by the Beautiful Losers has lost nothing of its freshness and superb arrogance. Blessed be the listener who is going to discover such a treasure!

 

 

TRONO DE HUESOS LP

Band:MACHETAZO
Album:TRONO DE HUESOS LP
Label:DOOMENTIA
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Death Metal

Originally released on RAZORBACK RECORDS in the spring of 2002 and already released on LP once through THRONE RECORDS (an edition that also was gone in the blink of an eye), this 10th anniversary of this underground classic edition is one to behold. As besides the original album in its original form, it also includes a giant poster of its iconic cover, extensive liner notes from Ramon “The Grindchild” Rodriguez from LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER and two bonus tracks, -including a ripping cover of CARNAGE’s “The Day Man Lost”-, taken from the hard to find split EP they shared in 2007 with RIBSPREADER. But at the end of the day, this is still to this day MACHETAZO purest grindcore album, a vicious and demented yet true nod to the early days of the genre when REPULSION and TERRORIZER ruled the world of extreme metal and it’s once again available for all you to learn, or re-learn for that matter, what the word ‘grindcore’ REALLY fucking means.

Gatefold Jacket printed on 425gsm heavy board with hot foil stamping and A2 poster 10th Anniversary re-issue with bonus tracks.

 

 

DAILY DANCE

Band:DOUG SNYDER and BOB THOMPSON
Album:DAILY DANCE
Label:LION PRODUCTIONS
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

After meeting at a Stooges/MC5 concert, drummer Bob Thompson and guitarist Doug Snyder met one fine day in October 1972 in Thompson’s kitchen and bashed out this set of fiery improvisations, seemingly influenced as much by Iggy’s proto-punk moves as John Coltrane’s whole "sheets of sound" ethos; the result is a mythical frenzy of distorted guitar and improvised drums, creating walls of psychedelic noise; its sound is unparalleled for its time, preceding its closest kin, New York's no-wave explosion, by a solid five years. And because of it's lack of pretensions (it was done almost innocently), the record comes off as something, dare we say, a little more "spiritual" than is the norm for such excursions. It is a singular recording, one that mainlines the classic high energy pantheon of the Velvet Underground, Stooges, Pharaoh Sanders, Sonny Sharrock, etc. while anticipating the free jazz/noise/no wave synthesis of groups that would follow in their footsteps. Thompson and Snyder get into some abstruse territory, with Snyder tearing industrial gamelan shapes from his six strings while Thompson uses the guts of his kit as the basis for new tonal alphabets. But it’s all rendered with a strong savage ethos that effortlessly equates monochord rock obliteration with the celestial freedom of Cecil Taylor/John Coltrane, et al., while establishing new territory as advanced as that attained by the most far-reaching visionaries of the rock ‘n’ roll blueprint... still hard to believe that this was recorded in 1972. A major historical unearthing, remastered from the original tapes, and beautifully packaged in a paste-on mini-LP jacket, with an informative OBI/U-Card, and an extensive 20-page booklet of liner notes and photos. Produced in conjunction with Cantor Records, who made Daily Dance available on vinyl for the first time in 35 years. Includes one bonus track, which was intended for the original release, but left off at the last moment for time considerations.

 

 

APOCALLYPSIS

Band:GERARDO MANUEL and EL HUMO
Album:APOCALLYPSIS
Label:LION PRODUCTIONS
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

By the start of 1970, young Peruvian musician Gerardo Manuel Rojas already had an impressive body of work with various rock bands: The Doltons (in Ica), Los Doltons (in Lima), Los Shain's and The (St. Thomas) Pepper Smelter; he had recorded to that point five LP's and many 45 rpm records. He was 24 years old. And Gerardo's work would continue with the implementation of a recording studio at the El Virrey label office. The label had hired German engineer Gerhard Nieckau for the installation of a new Neumann 4-channel recording console; they also asked Gerardo to act as Nieckau's partner, and asked him to get musicians to perform the first test runs of the recording set up. The musicians came to the studio to record and rehearse during the hours that the studio was not in use, from ten at night until sunrise. What resulted was a kind of "ghost" band that recorded throughout the night. For this project, Gerardo joined with guitarist "Pico" Ego Aguirre, bassist Jorge "Coco" Pomar (both from Los Shain's) and drummer Freddy "Pure" Sources of the group La Nueva Cosecha (The New Crop). After a month of testing the new studio, (they had already recorded more than 200 hours there), El Virrey suggested that they release an album with some tracks from those sessions. That album, “Apocallypsis,” was the first hard rock album recorded in Peru; it was released on vinyl in August 1970. The album includes five original songs, plus versions of tracks by Grand Funk, Liquid Smoke, Jimi Hendrix, and Question Mark and the Mysterians. Before the LP came out, El Virrey released two 45rpm singles that are included on the CD as bonus tracks. This special edition of a South American classic also includes a booklet with some terrific photos and memorabilia + liner notes and lyrics.

 

 

ORIGINAL ALBUM AND OUTTAKES

Band:MARCUS (RUSTY EVANS)
Album:ORIGINAL ALBUM AND OUTTAKES
Label:LION PRODUCTIONS
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

After the release of the Freak Scene album, psychedelic guru Rusty Evans made his way from NYC to San Francisco, a geographic shift that resulted in work for the legendary San Francisco Sound label, producing bands such as It’s A Beautiful Day, Tripsichord, and Indian Puddin’ and Pipe; it also led to a drastic shift in style from the psychedelic "happening" of the Deep album for Cameo Parkway and the raga rock of the Freak Scene album for Columbia. And so it came to pass that Evans reclaimed his birth name of Marcus, and recorded a very mellow LP in 1969 for Kinetic Records, a label formed by the Kinetic Playground Ballroom in Chicago. Like much of Marcus’ work, the album is a fascinating relic of a particular time and place, in this instance San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district in the post-Summer of Love era. The Marcus LP is richly orchestrated psychedelic-folk music, with a pronounced Donovan and/or Tim Harden flavor to it, something that did not escape its creator. The mood is dreamy, the songs reflective, the voice vibrato, the album a yin to the yang of the Freak Scene “Psychedelic Psoul” album which precedes it by two years. So we have the hot and aggressive Freak Scene album contrasted—some might say perfectly balanced—by the diffuse and tranquil Marcus album two years later. To our mind, further proof of the excellence of the artistic mind behind both albums. This is the first actual re-issue of the vastly under-rated Marcus album since 1969; the only previous CD edition used alternate takes and not the album versions. Our fulsome edition indulges any completionist fantasies we might harbor, as it also serves up thirty-two bonus tracks, nearly two hours of alternate takes and acoustic demos (plus a few non-album tracks). There are guitar/voice demos recorded several months before Kinetic came along and offered a deal; other home demos have Marcus with acoustic guitar, bass and cello. There are guitar/voice demos were recorded six to eight months before Kinetic came along and offered a deal; other home demos have Marcus with acoustic guitar, bass and cello. There are also abundant demo studio versions, some of tremendous quality. The end result is (apparently) our first "interactive" release, as you can create your own ideal version of the Marcus album. Budget-priced double disc package includes a 20-page booklet, with an introduction by Marcus, his incredible history in music, and lyrics.

 

 

NORD - DELUXE EDITION

Band:YEAR OF NO LIGHT
Album:NORD - DELUXE EDITION
Label:MUSIC FEAR SATAN
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

To the celebrate the band's tenth birthday, here's the reissue of the first YEAR OF NO LIGHT record "Nord", initially released in 2006 on Radar Swarm/Crucial Blast with a bonus CD compiling rare tracks from split records (with ROSETTA and KARYSUN among others), some covers (JOY DIVISION and THE CURE) and old remastered songs from their demo. This reissue really worths to collect all the band's tracks from their first era (before their new instrumental era begun with their second record "Ausserwelt") with agressive songs and screaming vocals. Six years after its first release, this record is still actual with its post-metal style mixed with a lot of other tunes (sludge, drone, black-metal, etc). 

For fans of NEUROSIS, ISIS & WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM

 

 

GIN LADY

Band:GIN LADY
Album:GIN LADY
Label:Transubstans
Format:CD
Genre:Prog Rock

BLACK BONZO is dead, long live GIN LADY !! After 3 succesfull albums by Swedish heavy progressive combo, BLACK BONZO called it a day, or put the band on ice. Up from the ashes GIN LADY rise, and delivers an album that is quite remiscent of BLACK BONZO, but leaving some of the progressive elements behind, and heading towards more classic rock sound. The Hammond is still here, and so are the melodies, but rather being inspired by the progressive music, bands like URIAH HEEP, DEEP PURPLE and MASTERS APPRENTICES comes in mind.

 

 

ROY ELLIS MR SYMARIP

Band:ROY ELLIS (MR SYMARIP)
Album:ROY ELLIS MR SYMARIP
Label:LIQUIDATOR MUSIC
Format:7"
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

Brand new single from the jamaican best seller, Roy Ellis aka Mr. Symarip. Sold over 7.000.000 copies of his classic Skinhead Moonsop up to date since 1969 on Trojan Records and still kicking. The new single features 2 hot shots of Reggae and Rocksteady, two old Symarip track which Roy Ellis wrote back in the 60’s which have been recorded again for this 7”. The most sueccessfull jamaican foundation artist, since he came back to the stages 7 years ago, since then he has released 6 albums in 3 different continents and played all around the world including Japan, Mexico, USA, Colombia, Argentina and of course all around Europe.

His starting in the showbusiness was leading rhythm and blues & ska bands in the 60’s like The Bees, The Seven Letters and The Pyramids, but the success came with Symarip in 1969 selling over 7 millions of copies with the ‘Skinhead Moonstomp’ album for Trojan Records, introducing the Reggae sounds in UK and the rest of Europe. Up to date he’s still the artist who has sold the biggest number of records in Trojan Records, even more than others like Bob Marley or Jimmy Cliff.

Roy Ellis, also known as Mr. Symarip, was borned in Kingston, Jamaica, from mother Jamaican and American father. He was already brilliant as a ten-years old solo singer in the Children Gospel choir in the Baptist Church in Kingston (Jamaica). In his school-days he developed a strong friendship with Jimmy Cliff, and also Bob Marley belonged to his circle of friends. You Can’t Leave Now, his new single, has been recorded in Spain, powerfuly backed by the Transinlvanians, and mixed by Roberto Sanchez at A Lone Ark Music Studios.

Deluxe vinyl design, 300gr. cover, and shrinkwrapped. Top of the bill on Brighton festival 8th – 10th June 2012. Brighton Seafront · Live in London for a special show on November 3rd. 2012 at the 100 Club.

 

 

HEARING THE LIGHT

Band:THELEMA
Album:HEARING THE LIGHT
Label:CINEPLOIT
Format:LP/CD SET
Genre:Drone/Ambient

The broad musical spectrum of Hans Jürgen of Thelema can be seen in his involvement with bands like Sturmpercht (Steinklang Rec.), Soulsearch (Last Episode Rec.), Magdalena (Ahnstern Rec.), Our Survival Depends on Us (Psychedoomelic Rec./Totem Records) and various theater projects in the past. In addition to creating his own music, he produces, mixes and records diverse musical projects in his own studio Klangschmiede Norikum. On one of his many visits to Iceland, Hans Jürgen was personally introduced to the master of Iceland epic song (rimur), Steindor Andersen (Sigur Ros, Hilmar Örn Hilmarson). Their enthusiasm for making music together culminated in the previous album „Eldur og is“ (Steinklang Rec.), which represents a perfect soundtrack for a tour around Iceland. The new album „Hearing the Light“ was inspired during a recording session with Steindor Andersen and explores new musical territory. A virtual soundtrack mixing Film Noir with `60s and `70s Euro Trash. 

Ffor fans of BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE, ANGELO BADALAMENTI or PORTISHEAD

 

 

HEARING THE LIGHT CD

Band:THELEMA
Album:HEARING THE LIGHT CD
Label:CINEPLOIT
Format:CD
Genre:Drone/Ambient

The broad musical spectrum of Hans Jürgen of Thelema can be seen in his involvement with bands like Sturmpercht (Steinklang Rec.), Soulsearch (Last Episode Rec.), Magdalena (Ahnstern Rec.), Our Survival Depends on Us (Psychedoomelic Rec./Totem Records) and various theater projects in the past. In addition to creating his own music, he produces, mixes and records diverse musical projects in his own studio Klangschmiede Norikum. On one of his many visits to Iceland, Hans Jürgen was personally introduced to the master of Iceland epic song (rimur), Steindor Andersen (Sigur Ros, Hilmar Örn Hilmarson). Their enthusiasm for making music together culminated in the previous album „Eldur og is“ (Steinklang Rec.), which represents a perfect soundtrack for a tour around Iceland. The new album „Hearing the Light“ was inspired during a recording session with Steindor Andersen and explores new musical territory. A virtual soundtrack mixing Film Noir with `60s and `70s Euro Trash. CD Version.

For fans of BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE, ANGELO BADALAMENTI...

 

 

MALABIMBA

Band:MALABIMBA
Album:MALABIMBA
Label:CINEPLOIT
Format:LP/CD SET
Genre:Drone/Ambient

When the mainstream audience of 70’s cinema was going with Luke Skywalker to a Star War or Bud Spencer & Terence Hill were beating themselves in the Wild West another progression was happening in the italian outback. Directors like Lucio Fulci or Ruggero Deodato developed „kaput pictures for a kaput world“ with films like "Cannibal Holocaust" or „Paura nella città dei morti viventi“ (City of the living dead). A new form of dark trash aesthetic was reached and with those films especially the Italians conquered the grindhouse cinemas all over the world. To these movies prolific composers like Riz Ortolani or Goblin created atmospheric and bizarre Scores. Most of the filmcritics back then hated these movies and left them all alone – but over the years an enthusiastic scene devoted to these underground cinema could develop and out of this a new wave of fantastic directors like Quentin Tarantino, Jörg Buttgereit, Rob Zombie or Eli Roth emerged and celebrated their own success heavily influenced by the masters of exploitation cinema. MALABIMBA remember musically on this golden age of cinematic underground. Their self titled first full length Album is to understand as a hommage to composers like Riz Ortolani, Franco Micalizzi, Goblin or Stelvio Cipriani and let Zombies, bad Cops, busty Blondes, mad Scientists and black gloved Killers come back again into your mind’s eye.

 

 

MALABIMBA CD

Band:MALABIMBA
Album:MALABIMBA CD
Label:CINEPLOIT
Format:CD
Genre:Drone/Ambient

When the mainstream audience of 70’s cinema was going with Luke Skywalker to a Star War or Bud Spencer & Terence Hill were beating themselves in the Wild West another progression was happening in the italian outback. Directors like Lucio Fulci or Ruggero Deodato developed „kaput pictures for a kaput world“ with films like "Cannibal Holocaust" or „Paura nella città dei morti viventi“ (City of the living dead). A new form of dark trash aesthetic was reached and with those films especially the Italians conquered the grindhouse cinemas all over the world. To these movies prolific composers like Riz Ortolani or Goblin created atmospheric and bizarre Scores. Most of the filmcritics back then hated these movies and left them all alone – but over the years an enthusiastic scene devoted to these underground cinema could develop and out of this a new wave of fantastic directors like Quentin Tarantino, Jörg Buttgereit, Rob Zombie or Eli Roth emerged and celebrated their own success heavily influenced by the masters of exploitation cinema. MALABIMBA remember musically on this golden age of cinematic underground. Their self titled first full length Album is to understand as a hommage to composers like Riz Ortolani, Franco Micalizzi, Goblin or Stelvio Cipriani and let Zombies, bad Cops, busty Blondes, mad Scientists and black gloved Killers come back again into your mind’s eye. CD Version.

 

 

CAFE A LA ROCK

Band:RUST STEEL AND THE STAR TONES
Album:CAFE A LA ROCK
Label:WESTERN STAR
Format:CD
Genre:Rock And Roll/Psychobilly

Another stunning Rockabilly album from this one-time Grammy nominated artist. 

Great self penned material and competent musicianship. This band have a large and loyal following. The band’s last album “Gone With The wind” was a big seller for Western Star.

 

 

VOODOO MAN

Band:RUDY LA CRIOUX AND THE ALL STARS
Album:VOODOO MAN
Label:WESTERN STAR
Format:CD
Genre:Rock And Roll/Psychobilly

Another stunning Rockabilly album from this hard working, busy band.

Having been together 11 years now this band have worked hard and things really started to come together for them in the last five years. This is their 3rd album for Western Star. They are constantly touring the UK and Europ. Last year they even played in Russia. Another clutch of self penned songs here, nestled between carefully chosen Rockabilly covers

 

 

SUPERSONIC ROCKET RIDE

Band:THE RAYMEN
Album:SUPERSONIC ROCKET RIDE
Label:SIREENA
Format:CD
Genre:Rock And Roll/Psychobilly

With "Supersonic Rocket Ride" by the German psycho-punk band THE RAYMEN Sireena Records presents another jewel within the famous series The Artist's Choice, a new, previously unreleased archive - jewel. The thirteen songs on the album have been recorded as part of the recording sessions for their 1986 hit album Desert Drive, which shows the "Dortmunder CRAMPS" (INTRO Magazine ) by their boisterous and rough (est) side and with their type of tape mix of punk, Punkabilly and rock and roll come up. Played in the occupation STEVEN WEBSTER (drums), Gary P. (bass), MARTIN TOULOUSE (guitar) and band Boss HANK RAY (singing)!

 

 

LOS GRANADIANS DEL ESPACIO EXTERIOR

Band:LOS GRANADIANS
Album:LOS GRANADIANS DEL ESPACIO EXTERIOR
Label:LIQUIDATOR MUSIC
Format:CD
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

One of the best 60’s reviver bands in the world and main reference of the Reggae movement since their flying saucer landed to stay, more than 12 years ago. Their last tour, on the occasion of the band’s 10th. anniversary, is still remembered in talks of pubs by Skinheads, Rockers, Mods, Punks, Garage kids and other characters of the night youth, who go mad alike to the contagious rhythm of Los Granadians del Espacio Exterior. Now Los Granadians return with a special show and new album for the ‘Reggalactic’ tour, the eleventh in career, which is released under ‘Reggae Sideral’, the sub-label which includes its own productions on Liquidator Music label.

‘Reggaláctico’ is a 12 new compositions album, in their always successful line of adapting the favorite Jamaican rhythms of the 1960s, such as Rocksteady and Reggae, as it would have been done by the latin Rock bands from that days, wrapped in a Beat and Rhythm & Blues paper. Some consider them a few purists of the genre, but they only define as "a young Spanish set of modern music". Masterfully executed music from other worlds

 

 

LOS GRANDIANS - LP

Band:LOS GRANADIANS
Album:LOS GRANDIANS - LP
Label:LIQUIDATOR MUSIC
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

Reggaláctico’ is a 12 new compositions album, in their always successful line of adapting the favorite Jamaican rhythms of the 1960s, such as Rocksteady and Reggae, as it would have been done by the latin Rock bands from that days, wrapped in a Beat and Rhythm & Blues paper. Some consider them a few purists of the genre, but they only define as "a young Spanish set of modern music". Masterfully executed music from other worlds.

 LP is a deluxe vinyl design, 300gr. cover, backflaps, and shrinkwrapped. LP comes with an enclosed CD.

 

 

SUUR TOLL

Band:RAKE WICKMAN
Album:SUUR TOLL
Label:METAL POSTCARD
Format:CD
Genre:Drone/Ambient

Suur Tõll is a symphonic poem (a single continuous piece of music which evokes a non-musical source such as a painting, landscape, novel or poem) evoking the life and times of an ice breaker of the same name. During the course of the 46 minutes and 46 seconds of the piece, Wickman creates a series of interlinked and overlapping variations that explore strands of the history of the ship from its birth in the shipyards of Stettin for the Imperial Russian government, through its working life sailing under the Russian, Bolshevik, Finnish, Estonian and Soviet flags - a history that takes in both World Wars and the shift from coal to oil power. Although originally intended to be completed in 2008, the piece has undergone multiple stages of development with Wickman deliberately choosing to repeatedly rework it over a four year period to erode some sections and build up layers of sound that reflect his ongoing thoughts and reactions to the ship, its history and its operating environment 

"An absorbing listen that brings to mind the crafted soundscapes of Boards of Canada and the sonic dynamics of mid-period Autechre...” Analogue Phaze

“The sounds and rhythms swell and glide like the waves rolling towards some far-off shore, slowly gaining in intensity and texture. Ambient concept albums don’t get much better than this.” Exile Sounds

 

 

THOSE WHO HOLD THE FLAME

Band:KILL THE DANDIES
Album:THOSE WHO HOLD THE FLAME
Label:PALE MUSIC INTERNATIONAL
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Indie/Shoegaze

KTD!'s ingredients for this leathal sonic cocktail are sixties‘ garage rock with thick layers of hammonds, analog synths and wild guitar bites. Their sources of inspiration run deep, from The Cramps-esque psychotic rock’n’roll, Lee Hazelwood’s loli-poppy country ballads, The Velvet Underground’s unbrushed rawness, to Phil Spector’s noisy wall of sound. Maybe this is why KTD! are so sweet and dangerous at the same time. After the band came back from the last european tour, they started to record a new album. For their second album Those Who Hold The Flame the band teamed up with Bert Neven again and, again, produced this album on their own label. The album contains eight original songs and a superb cover version of The King of Kalifornia which was originally played by Rowland S. Howard.

 

 

HANDS WILL SHAKE

Band:CALL THE DOCTOR
Album:HANDS WILL SHAKE
Label:Glasstone
Format:CD
Genre:Alt Rock

'Jerky girly post-punk' NME

'...like the kills playing a blondie cover to pay their respects to the passing of cbgb's' Fierece Panda

CALL THE DOCTOR are musically strongly influenced most notably by acts such as Neil young, Pixies, Blondie, PJ Harvey, The Kills & the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

CALL THE DOCTOR have received airplay on XFM, BBC6 Music & BBC Bristol, are booked for a BBC6 Marc Riley Live Session and are touring across the UK and Europe to promote the release.

CALL THE DOCTOR formed over a mutual love of danceable but dirty guitar sound. The band of troublemakers are state of “emergency doctor” lead vocalist Patti Aberhart, British bred “animal doctor” Robert Hallworth on riffs, hairy “witchdoctor” Chris Davis on basslines and doctor of death Jordan Cook on beat duties. Despite having a real animal doctor in the band, the group are named after Riot Grrrl scene band: Sleater-Kinney and their seminal “Call the Doctor” album.

 

 

SONGS FOR THE SHORT OF ATTENTION

Band:HATED TIL PROVEN
Album:SONGS FOR THE SHORT OF ATTENTION
Label:TNS RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

The debut album for Warrington 5-piece Hated Til Proven. Playing fast and loud all across the UK they have rapidly built up a large fanbase and Radio One play. Their brand of punk which incorporates some elements of ska, has brought them comparisons to Minor Threat and Leftover Crack.

 

 

LINES

Band:AUDIT CONTROL
Album:LINES
Label:KING PRAWN
Format:CD
Genre:Alt Rock

Huddersfield based 5 piece Audit Control formed in June 2008 after years of acoustic medleys, boozy nights and travelling. Working and rehearsing from of all places a church basement in the moors, the band performed a series of intimate sets at venues across UK. Their sound can be described as alternative guitar based music with a Post-Punk feel to it, although less suicidal. With an atmospheric sound, auditCONTROL mix big soaring guitars and fiendish lyrics with soothing Feedback with influences as far ranging as Lou Reed and Joy Division to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

 

 

A CHANGE IN SEASON

Band:MATCHSTICKMEN
Album:A CHANGE IN SEASON
Label:MAINLINE RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:Alt Rock

A Change in Season’ is the brand new EP from Matchstickmen. Anthemic Liverpudlian rockers Matchstickmen, who put out their debut album 'Through Hell...And Kept Going' late last year, will release the six-track EP on Monday 30th July 2012 which contains five brand new songs and a cover remake of the 1991 Michael Jackson song 'Give In To Me'. The EP is intended to help tide fans over until the band releases their next full length album which is expected to be sometime in 2013. 

For fans of Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Velvet Revolver and Alter Bridge.

 

 

GRAVITYS DROP OUT

Band:THORSTEN SOLTAU
Album:GRAVITYS DROP OUT
Label:ALREALON MUSIQUE
Format:CD
Genre:Drone/Ambient

'Gravity's Drop Out (Tracks For Non-Existent Movies)' (ALRN037) is the second installment of the PAS Curated Series. PAS is proud to announce a PAS curated music series of releases on the Alrealon Musique label. Initial artists will include Blue Sausage Infant from Washington D. C., USA and Thorsten Soltau from Germany. PAS has given the opportunity to represent a limited number of artists they have either worked with or collaborated with in the past. Each release will be pressed in a limited edition in cd format and available through Alrealon Musique and various distributors. 'Gravity's Drop Out (Tracks For Non-Existent Movies)' (ALRN037) is a compilation presented by Thorsten Soltau of the German Label M.M.

Thorsten Soltau will play Faust's Avant Garde Festival this year in June as "The VHS Cult." He runs the private "M.M.Label" in Germany dedicated to plunderphonic music, experimental and abstract audio since 2006. This is Thorsten's first public release showcasing his artists from the German underground scene using all original material.

 

 

VALTA

Band:ALAMAAILMAN VASARAT
Album:VALTA
Label:NORDIC NOTES
Format:CD
Genre:world/new age

Founded in 1997, Alamaailman Vasarat has now reached adolescence. During the years, the globe has been toured from Japan to Mexico. Europe has been hammered a lot, including both Roskilde and Sziget festivals just to name a few. The venues have varied from jazz dives to rock festival mosh pits, from pure-at-heart world music gatherings on the beach to exclusive progressive rock festivals. Now, the band's intense live act has been turbocharged by the feral drummer Santeri Saksala. In the brass section, Jarkko Niemelä is the new headmaster, punishing his trumpet and alto horn to red-hot melting metal.

Honoring the 15-year anniversary, the Alamaailman Vasarat sound is now more versatile and striking than ever. Hear it from the album VALTA and witness the live hammering in Finland and across Europe this summer!

 

 

1+1=OK

Band:JEAVESTONE
Album:1+1=OK
Label:NORDIC NOTES
Format:CD
Genre:Prog Rock

Finland act Jeavestone’s style is so called "eclectic prog" or "prog'n'roll" (as they call it themselves). They amalgamate the influence of 1970s classic prog acts like Gentle Giant or King Crimson with modern sounding rock, without trying to eschew even humorous aspects. Their instrumentation spans from traditional rock combo on the first album to the extensive use of woodwind and string instruments on the second.

 

 

VOYAGER

Band:KATAYA
Album:VOYAGER
Label:NORDIC NOTES
Format:CD
Genre:Prog Rock

Kataya is a three-member folk-prog-ambient-group from Finland; Matti Kervinen, Teijo Tikkanen and Sami Sarhamaa playing most of the instruments, composing, arranging, re- cording and mixing together. All three guys have considerably long and successful careers in the Finnish music scene. From bands like Wolf Larsen, Chapter One, Pax Romana and Corey & Maple to Film & TV music and post production, these guys have a reputation of producing deep and mighty Scandinavian sound with a strong visual feel. With its musical roots deeply in the finnish mental landscape, Kataya s music is a stylish combination of ethno and elec- tronics with echoes of folk/prog era.

 

 

COOKING WITH...

Band:EVILSONS
Album:COOKING WITH...
Label:NORDIC NOTES
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Reggae

Long awaited Second album from Finand's leading Ska / Punk act

RIYL USCB Allstars, Voice of a Generation, Nine, Randy and Misconduct. ....

 

 

THIS BEAUTIFUL WORLD OF UGLINESS

Band:GURDAN THOMAS
Album:THIS BEAUTIFUL WORLD OF UGLINESS
Label:BESTE! UNTERHALTUNG
Format:CD
Genre:Folk

Gurdan Thomas is known for its imaginative music and storytelling. The lyrics are inspired by philosophy and the human condition, delivered in an acoustic folkpop style with a theatrical sprinkling and a good dose of barefoot dancing. The multi-instrumental collective is led by an English composer-songwriter based in Munich and Birmingham.

The collective recently signed to German label Beste! Unterhaltung and will be bringing out their newest album on Vinyl & CD in June 2012. Other releases include ‘Adam & Steve’ (2011), ‘The Fat Lady Sings’ (2010 – Commercially Inviable), ‘Todd’ (2010 Commercially Inviable), ‘Gnodelly Gnodelly’ (2008) and ‘Graceful Rabbits’ (2007) Gurdan Thomas has evolved truly into a collective in their latest recording that was captured mostly live with 9 musicians, a choir and a ukulele orchestra at Highbury Studio, Birmingham.

BBC Radio 1‘s Louise Kattenhorn (Producer of the late John Peel’s show) selected ‘God Is Me’ for the Storm The Charts (UK) project. Gurdan has received airplay on NPR (National Public Radio, USA) and has graced the stages of the Tollwood Festival (Munich), Ander Art Stage (Oktoberfest), Grenzenlos (Bayreuth), Fête de la Musique (Börsch) Gigbeth Festival, The Soho Ottakring Festival in Vienna, The Pro Etnica Festival in Sighisoara, Romania and The Moseley Folk Festival, UK. Gurdan recently performed at The Suq Festival in Genoa, Italy, as part of the MELT project, where he spent some time working with musicians from Munich, Vienna, Istanbul, Genoa, Sighisoara and Birmingham. Gurdan has also performed as part of label buddy James Summerfield’s touring band.

 

 

THIS BEAUTIFUL WORLD OF UGLINESS LP

Band:GURDAN THOMAS
Album:THIS BEAUTIFUL WORLD OF UGLINESS LP
Label:BESTE! UNTERHALTUNG
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Folk

Gurdan Thomas is known for its imaginative music and storytelling. The lyrics are inspired by philosophy and the human condition, delivered in an acoustic folkpop style with a theatrical sprinkling and a good dose of barefoot dancing. The multi-instrumental collective is led by an English composer-songwriter based in Munich and Birmingham.

The collective recently signed to German label Beste! Unterhaltung and will be bringing out their newest album on Vinyl & CD in June 2012. Other releases include ‘Adam & Steve’ (2011), ‘The Fat Lady Sings’ (2010 – Commercially Inviable), ‘Todd’ (2010 Commercially Inviable), ‘Gnodelly Gnodelly’ (2008) and ‘Graceful Rabbits’ (2007) Gurdan Thomas has evolved truly into a collective in their latest recording that was captured mostly live with 9 musicians, a choir and a ukulele orchestra at Highbury Studio, Birmingham.

LTD VINYL LP!

 

 

UNSTILLE

Band:DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT
Album:UNSTILLE
Label:VIVA HATE
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT was born in February 2009 when Nikita Kamprad and Tobias Jaschinsky released their self titled debut record. The basic idea of the band and the first musical material, however, existed for a year and a half prior to that, after the founding fathers´ band FROSTGRIM had split up, but the urge to discover themselves via melodic and athmosperic black metal music and texts was still present. The first pressing (200 pieces) of the first release were sold on the band´s homepage and sold out within a month. By the end of 2009 the decision was made to get rid of the drum computer and re-record the debut with Christian Bass (amongst others: live drummer of HEAVEN SHALL BURN) and release it on Viva Hate Records. The re-release, now with the bonus track ´Ruhe`got incredible feedback by fans and press and several reviews as well as interviews in scene bound print and online magazines followed. After the songwriting for the second full length was finished by the end of 2011, the decision was made to go to the Tonstudio Würzburg in February/March 2012 to capture ´Unstille´. Thereby the band decided to do the entire production themselves, including all instrumental and vocal recordings as well as mix and master for the upcoming album “UNSTILLE”. 

Dark Funeral’s singer NACHTGARM and MILLE of KREATOR call them the future of German Black Metal!

 

 

DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT

Band:DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT
Album:DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT
Label:VIVA HATE
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Black Metal

DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT was born in February 2009 when Nikita Kamprad and Tobias Jaschinsky released their self titled debut record. The basic idea of the band and the first musical material, however, existed for a year and a half prior to that, after the founding fathers´ band FROSTGRIM had split up, but the urge to discover themselves via melodic and athmosperic black metal music and texts was still present. The first pressing (200 pieces) of the first release were sold on the band´s homepage and sold out within a month. By the end of 2009 the decision was made to get rid of the drum computer and re-record the debut with Christian Bass (amongst others: live drummer of HEAVEN SHALL BURN) and release it on Viva Hate Records. The re-release, now with the bonus track ´Ruhe`got incredible feedback by fans and press and several reviews as well as interviews in scene bound print and online magazines followed. After the songwriting for the second full length was finished by the end of 2011, the decision was made to go to the Tonstudio Würzburg in February/March 2012 to capture ´Unstille´. Thereby the band decided to do the entire production themselves, including all instrumental and vocal recordings as well as mix and master for the upcoming album “UNSTILLE”. LTD VINYL REISSUE!

Dark Funeral’s singer NACHTGARM and MILLE of KREATOR call them the future of German Black Metal

 

 

STOP THE CHAOS

Band:ANTIGAMA
Album:STOP THE CHAOS
Label:SELFMADEGOD
Format:CD
Genre:Grindcore

ANTIGAMA return after 3 years of silence with the strongest line-up in the band's career: Lukasz Myszkowski - vocals, electronics; Sebastian Rokicki - guitar; Michal Zawadzki - bass; Pawel Jaroszewicz - drums, percussions. Recorded at Warsaw's Progresja Studio with sound engineer Pawel “Janos” Grabowski, and commissioned the mixing and mastering duties to longtime friend and prominent Polish music producer Szymon Czech (Nyia, Third Degree). Featuring six tracks of the band's monolithic crushing power and cutting-edge grindcore tactics, "Stop The Chaos" is the most mature ANTIGAMA's material to date!

The new release in 3 years since their second Relapse album "Warning"

 

 

PASSION RIFT

Band:CHOWDER
Album:PASSION RIFT
Label:ATMF
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

CHOWDER is the amazing creature of Josh Hart, a true veteran of Maryland's doom metal scene, having played bass with seminal bands like Asylum, Unorthodox, Revelation, and - more recently - Earthride. With him, the acrobatic rhythm section of Doug Williams and Chad Rush. For CHOWDER, Josh Hart has switched to guitar and keys, with which he writes and plays twisted, dark riffs of doom with a progressive approach. After the eponymous debut EP produced by John Brenner of Revelation, CHOWDER are ready to take the doom metal scene by storm with "Passion Rift", their first and all-instrumental album. Nearly two years in the making, “Passion Rift” encompasses everything that makes Chowder a great band: off-kilter arrangements, abrupt time-changes, memorable melodies, creepy dissonances, top-notch songwriting, performances, and arrangements, and a true passion for making heavy music. Tastefully strewn throughout the record are analog and digital keyboards, cello, and various samples and sound effects, giving a texture to the songs that grows more rewarding with each listen. A rollercoaster of deep emotions and dark Lovecraftian visions played with sublime technique to please those into and the most adventurous sounds of doom. The sleeper has awakened. 

For fans of The Obsessed, The Hidden Hand, Revelation, Unorthodox

 

 

GRISEUS

Band:AQUILUS
Album:GRISEUS
Label:ATMF
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Aquilus will not fail to channel a grandeur of feelings. An evocative portrait between melodic black metal and a movie like soundtrack. Just imagine Ennio Morricone and Angelo Badalamenti meeting Diabolical Masquerade, Emperor and the refinement of early Opeth. Not to mention a touch of Ludovico Einaudi. Aquilus is an Australian act that has been able to put into music the mood of 16th century's Italian reinassance . We’re speaking about something unique, a blaze into this corrupted somnolent world.

 

 

THE STARS WOULD NOT AWAKE YOU

Band:TEMPESTUOUS FALL
Album:THE STARS WOULD NOT AWAKE YOU
Label:ATMF
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

TEMPESTUOUS FALL is the new funeral death/doom project of Dis Pater, the Australian artist behind the acclaimed black metal acts MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY and THE CREVICES BELOW. Through 5 majestic songs, the band's debut "The Stars Would Not Awake You" paints a nocturnal world of romanticism and decadence. A place of the soul, where the broken dreams and the bitterness of life turn into dark poetry and fly on the wings of elegant and moving melodies, granitic guitars, and sumptuous arrangements of keyboards and violins, while growl and clean voices tell stories of Love and Death. "I feel genuinely positive about Tempestuous Fall," says Dis Pater. "It's a bit of a milestone for me, something I have wanted to do for so long, but just never really sat down and did it. I guess the only thing holding me back was myself.” With TEMPESTUOUS FALL Dis Pater has revisited the early 90's death/doom metal of My Dying Bride and Anathema, re-thought through the experience in Midnight Odyssey and enshrouded in modern funeral doom atmospheres. "I realized something that maybe is obvious to other people: My music represents the part of me that remembers and holds on to memories," explains the artist, "the memories of first listening to certain bands and feeling that tremendous sensation of something that completely expresses the thoughts and problems inside me. This new album is one of the truest expressions of my inner self, even more so than Midnight Odyssey or The Crevices Below."

 

 

SURVIVALISM BOULEVARD

Band:THE STRANDED
Album:SURVIVALISM BOULEVARD
Label:CORONER
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

After releasing several successful albums worldwide with their main band Disarmonia Mundi (the italian death metal act known for the presence of Björn "Speed" Strid from SOILWORK on its ranks), poly-instrumentist Ettore Rigotti and screamer Claudio Ravinale joined forces with guitarist Elliot Sloan (also known for being a professional skater in the Tony Hawk team) to form a new band called "The Stranded". Keyboard player Alessio NeroArgento has been subsequently added to the line-up to complete the songs for their debut album entitled "Survivalism Boulevard", scheduled on June 2012. "Survivalism Boulevard" can be described as a modern combination of powerful extreme elements such as feral vocals and fast riffing mixed with more melodic and catchy moments provided by emphatic choruses and industrial keys.

 

 

FALLING ANGELS

Band:SIX MAGICS
Album:FALLING ANGELS
Label:CORONER
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

After serving as the vanguard of the Chilean Metal scene for more than 12 years, Six Magics is without question one of the most important musical exports from this remarkable country. With an emphasis on building an international presence, their records have been sold in a wide variety of countries, continents and cultures. Additionally, they have shared stages with the likes of international touring acts Nightwish, Blind Guardian, Rhapsody and Tarja Turunen (ex Nightwish). 

Six Magics will perform in "The Metal Fest Chile 2012" in April 28th, 2012. Six Magics and another 10 chilean bands will be part of this mega-concert to be held in Movistar Arena venue, in Santiago. The international acts are: : Anthrax, Testament, Venom, Kreator, Obituary, Blind Guardian, Volbeat, Misfits, Fear Factory, U.D.O., Exodus, Destruction y Forbidden.

 

 

GUIDED BY THE SOULLESS CALL

Band:RELICS OF HUMANITY
Album:GUIDED BY THE SOULLESS CALL
Label:AMPUTATED VEIN
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Relics Of Humanity from Belarus unleashes their debut stuff that called "Guided by the Soulless Call". This is unique form of overbrutal technical low-tuned slamming brutality full of ungodly atmosphere. Absolute Cult Daeth in the vein of Disgorge (US) and Defeated Sanity, No shit.

 

 

COUNT ON NOTHING

Band:SPINKICK
Album:COUNT ON NOTHING
Label:SCHIZOPHRENIC INC
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Spinkick has returned with their 3rd full-length and is their label’s number 10th release, and what a demonstration of modern day hardcore this release proves itself to be. Again the band has chosen to record with mastermind Jacob Bredahl (ex-Hatesphere, currently The Kandidate and Barcode) and this proven to be a really good idea, ‘cause the producer have pushed the kids to their max and deliver hardcore as it should sound in 2012!!!

RIYL Hatebreed / Hoods...

 

 

DARKSIDE

Band:CHRIST AGONY
Album:DARKSIDE
Label:TOTAL METAL
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Official international re-release of the fourth full-length album ‘97 of cult Polish Black/Death Metal band CHRIST AGONY. For fans of Oldschool Atmospheric Black Metal…

 

 

BIG CITY XX ANNIVERSARY

Band:ELEKTRADRIVE
Album:BIG CITY XX ANNIVERSARY
Label:PUNISHMENT 18
Format:cd
Genre:Rock

Italian AOR legends 1993 album reissued

Received 5K Kerrang review upon release...

 

 

UNBORN SUFFER

Band:UNBORN SUFFER
Album:UNBORN SUFFER
Label:AMPUTATED VEIN
Format:CD
Genre:Grindcore

Polish Grindcore acts 4th album.

RIYL Mortician,Dying Fetus etc.

 

 

THE LAST HARVEST

Band:PUTRIFIED J
Album:THE LAST HARVEST
Label:AMPUTATED VEIN
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

PUTRIFIED J comes right from a worldwide scene of brutal death metal to offer their first album

For fans of Kraanium, Abominable Putridity and Cranial Osteotomy

 

 

AWAKENING IN THE CEMETERY GRAVE

Band:UNCONSECRATED
Album:AWAKENING IN THE CEMETERY GRAVE
Label:CHAOS RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Spanish Old Scholl Death Metallers Compilation

RIYL Death, Cannibal Corpse etc... 

 

 

PATH TO ETERNITY

Band:VALFREYA
Album:PATH TO ETERNITY
Label:MAPLE METAL
Format:CD
Genre:FOLK METAL

Canadian leaders of the Viking / Folk Metal scene

RIYL Folk / Pagan Metal

 

 

AS GOD KILLS

Band:NODE
Album:AS GOD KILLS
Label:PUNISHMENT 18
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Excellent Technical Death Metal from Italy

Band now signed to Scarlet Records

 

 

WILDCRASH

Band:ULTRA VIOLENCE
Album:WILDCRASH
Label:PUNISHMENT 18
Format:CD
Genre:Thrash/Crossover Metal

Young Italian Thrashers Debut

RIYL Metallica,Exodus,Testament,Heathen etc

 

 

HETERODOX

Band:CORAM LETHE
Album:HETERODOX
Label:BUIL2KILL
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Italian Technical Death Metal par excellence

RIYL Death,Cynic,Slayer,Deicide et al...

 

 

BLOOMING RUST

Band:RAMPAGE
Album:BLOOMING RUST
Label:METAL SCRAP
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Second full-length album of Blackened Thrash/Death Metal band from Russia. 

"It's a very great sounding hybrid of Black, Death and Thrash Metal " - Blackened Death Metal Zine

 

 

INFECTED GENERATION

Band:INFECTED
Album:INFECTED GENERATION
Label:METAL SCRAP
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Re-mastered re-release of the debut full-length album ’96 of one of the most famous bands of post-Soviet underground in 90’s - Ukrainian Brutal Death Metal band INFECTED.

 

 

DEATH ILLUMINATION

Band:REGICIDE DECEASE / CALCINED
Album:DEATH ILLUMINATION
Label:METAL SCRAP
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Old School Death Metal from Poland meets Brutal Death Metal from Swiss. 

This split-release is dedicated to memory of Chuck Schuldiner and released in Ukraine in date of his 45th birthday. 

RIYL - DEATH and Chuck Schuldiner.

 

 

TARANTULO

Band:TARANTULO
Album:TARANTULO
Label:METAL SCRAP
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Debut album of Groove/Thrash/Hardcore Metal band from Russia.

"Very decent work, which surely will find its audience. The closest analogy with the Finnish DEAD SHAPE DISFIGURED." - SCREAMING SKULL #3

 

 


 
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