Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Havoc Records have reissued all of the early Discharge 7"s. 200 of each were pressed on white vinyl which sold out quick smart but there's still heaps available on black. Great to see these back in print, all essential listening.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Rumors about this box set began a few years back and I've been checking the Southern Lord website religiously ever since. Well it's finally arrived and was definitely worth the wait. Everything they've ever recorded spread across 4 x 180 gram slabs of vinyl plus a 40 page booklet and live DVD. If you've never heard the tortured doom of Burning Witch before, now is you're chance to get acquainted.
Buy Now from Southern Lord
Buy Now from Southern Lord
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Here's my favorites of the year in alphabetical order. There were so many great releases that I could have easily done a top 30 but I've narrowed it down to the 10 I listened to the most. All of them have been on heavy rotation throughout the year and I cannot recommend them enough. Bands and labels are all links so click away if you'd like to find out more.
Corrupted - Garten Der Unbewusstheit (Nostalgia Blackrain)
Deathcharge - Love Was Born An Early Death (Unseen Forces)
J Mascis - Several Shades Of Why (Sub Pop)
Kromosom - 8 Tracks (Hardcore Victim, Havoc, Freedom Fighter, D-Tact & Rapunk)
Loss - Despond (Profound Lore)
Morne - Asylum (Alerta Antifascista, Armageddon, Profound Lore)
True Widow - A.H.A.T.H.H.A.F.T.C.T.T.C.O.T.E. (Kemado)
Wolves In The Throne Room - Celestial Lineage (Southern Lord)
Yob - Atma (20 Buck Spin, Profound Lore)
Zola Jesus - Conatus (Sacred Bones, Souterrain Transmissions)
EPs, Splits & Demos
Crime Desire - Alone In A Dream 12" (Gravity, Life's A Rape)
D-Clone / Nerveskade - Split 7" (Hardcore Survives)
Get Destroyed - Shut In 7"(625 Thrashcore, Give Praise, To Live A Lie, RSR)
Hatred Surge / Mammoth Grinder - Split 12" (Cyclopean)
Iron Age - The Saga Demos (BSVIV, Cyclopean)
Ruinebell - Demise In Disgrace (Doomentia)
The Bellicose Minds - S/T 7"
Thou - The Archer & The Owle 12" (Robotic Empire)
True Widow - I.N.O. 12" (Kemado)
Warthreat - Demo
2012 is looking like another good year for music with rumors there may be new records from Get Destroyed, Framtid, Neurosis, Slices, Swallowed, Tragedy, Walls and Worship! Bring it on.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Some might remember these guys dropping a great demo tape over a year and a half ago and then mysteriously disappearing. Well thankfully Perth's Helta Skelta have returned with a new self released LP. The fact that they've covered both SSD and now 70s Perth band The Victims shows the mix of influences going on here. Definitely one of the better Australian releases to come out this year. Only 250 copies were pressed up by Pirates Press with the first 20 coming with a cassette too. Grab one here for only $16 plus postage, that's gotta be the cheapest 12" in Australia! Keeping it affordable for the punx.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Here we have the final release from The Endless Blockade and one of probably many more from the prolific Pig Heart Transplant. A great pairing of noise meets power violence and a rare case of a split having two decent sides. Limited to 545 copies courtesy of SuperFi Records. Comes in an amazing 6 panel screened sleeve with artwork by Feeding.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Skulldozer follows on from last years "A Culture of Monsters" with more of the same bass and drums assault. This time dropping a member as well as "The" from their name and recruiting Aimee Artz on vocals/electronics. A welcome new addition in my opinion and such an incredibly brutal vocalist. This is the pre-order edition on marble vinyl limited to 100 copies. Available now from Deep Six Records.