Thursday, December 31, 2009

Gallhammer Jesus Lizard

Got a couple of records off ebay.

Gallhammer - Ill Innocence
This came out in 2007 and it took this long to get a hold of the vinyl version. Gallhammer are a Japanese all girl band that sound like a mix of doom, black metal and crust. As those are all favorite genres of mine I fucking love this record. Came on double LP black vinyl. Most black metal records come on black vinyl it seems, I'd love to see Darkthrone on hot pink wax. Ill Innocence is the only release I've been able to find on vinyl. I wish Gloomy Lights would get pressed on wax too.

The Jesus Lizard - Liar
I bought this thinking it was the new deluxe gatefold reissue but when it arrived I was bummed to find it was an earlier pressing. Oh well it's still a good record and I'll probably still pick up the reissue later. This is The Jesus Lizards earlier Steve Albini produced stuff and it sounds a bit like that Big Black style industrial noise rock. All the Touch & Go era records have been reissued and I want them all.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Walls Get Destroyed

Got some 7"s in the mail that I've been waiting ages for.

Walls - The Crawl / Hands & Knees
Won this off ebay as it was the only Walls release I didn't have. 1st press hand numbered of 400 on Iron Lung Records. It's in a stamped paper sleeve that looks kinda like the deerhealer singles that I'm also trying to collect.

Get Destroyed - Burnt Offerings
New 7" from Get Destroyed. I ordered this from To Live A Lie Records but it's also a split release on 625 Thrashcore, Vulgar Records and Give Praise Records. I can't believe it took 4 labels to put this out but I'm glad someone did. I really liked the first 7" this band did and this one's just as good. Heard somewhere that this will be their last release which is a shame. Both 7"s are short, fast and always leave me wanting more.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Crusty Package

I got a package from Alternative Tentacles filled with crusty goodness.

Amebix - Arise
This is a reissue put out by Alternative Tentacles and comes with a bonus 7". I'm really getting into this band. They sound like crust/goth/motorhead mixed together.

Amebix - No Sanctuary - The Spiderleg Recordings
Another Amebix reissue. This one collects the earlier eps and includes the Winter 7". I wish Monolith would get a similar treatment but for some reason it has only been reissued as a digital download.

From Ashes Rise - Nightmares
This was in the Alternative Tentacles distro so I picked it up to save postage but it's actually on Havoc records. Nice metallic foil print on the cover. I've been listening to this non stop since I got it.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Market Finds

I rarely find anything worthwhile at 2nd hand markets. Usually the record bins are filled with ABBA, Christmas sing-a-long LPs and other crap but this time I got lucky.

Killing Joke - Killing Joke LP
The first Killing Joke album. I've had this on my ipod for ages and always meant to get a vinyl copy but never got round to it till now. Nice gatefold Australian pressing.

The Cure - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
One of my favorite Cure albums for sure. Double LP back when that actually meant that it was a double length album. These days bands put out double LPs with like 2 songs on each side when they could have fit it on one. Shits me off cause you've gotta keep flipping the records over.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Public Humiliation

Iron Lung / Walls / Pig Heart Transplant - Public Humiliation
I was very happy to find this waiting on my doorstep when I got home today. It's a live collaboration with all 3 bands playing at the same time. Man I would have loved to have been at this show. At least I got the record. There were 500 pressed on Iron Lung Records but they're all sold out. Apparently there's a second press in the works.