Dramamine - Green Horse LP Electric Moon - Flaming Lake CS Entrapment - Crawling Morbidity CS Gigatron 2000 - The Cosmic Desert Cruise CS Kadavar - s/t LP The Lost Rivers - My Beatific Vision LP Sete Star Sept / Rotgut - Split 7" The Tidal Sleep - s/t LP The Tidal Sleep - 4 Song LP Tools Of The Trade / Compulsion To Kill - Split 7" Undersmile - Narwhal CS War Iron - The Fifth And Final Sun CS Wwhirr - Selfish Achiever CS
I'm clean out of the Good Throb 7", so many thanks for the support!
It might be getting a repress courtesy of a nice label in the States. More info on that soon.
Some nice reviews of it here, here, here, here, here and here.
They have a new 7" coming out any day now on Muscle Horse.
Pic taken at Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury on 02/11/12 by Sam Lich.
Art Of Burning Water's "This Disgrace" has had a stack of nice reviews recently.
Check them out here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.
There is a 7" and some touring in the works for the summer, including the band's first jaunt to mainland Europe.
Pic taken at The Royal Oak, Ipswich on 09/11/12 by Chris Meadows (I think).
Blood I Bleed / Massgrav - Split CD Drugs Of Faith - Corroded CD Encoffination - O' Hell, Shine In Thy Whited Sepulchres CD Encoffination - Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh CD Hellbastard - The Need To Kill CD Massgrav - Still The Kings CD Stormcrow - Enslaved In Darkness CD Terminate - Ascending To Red Heavens CD Unholy Grave - Grind Killers CD
Cyberne / Dead / Knellt - split CD Dad They Broke Me - Rot LP Dead - Idiots LP Dead - Thundaaaaah! LP Federation X - The Only Fool Is You 7" Hey Colossus - Eurogrumble Vol.1 LP Hey Colossus - Dominant Male LP Let It Die - s/t 7" Meadows - s/t CD No Fun - Bad News 7" Porkeria - La Mierda De Siempre LP Purity Control - Adjusting 7" Purity Control - Coping 7" Shels - Sea Of The Dying Dhow 2xLP Vaz - Chartreuse Bull LP Wits End / Human Hands - Split 7"
Abigail - Ultimate Unholy Death CS Abigail - Eastern Black Metal Yakuza Shirt Fuck... I'm Dead - Another Gory Mess CD Hatred Surge - Collection 2008-2009 CD The Kill - Make 'Em Suffer CD Roskopp - Mutation, Voodoo, Deformity Or Disease CD Vexilla Regis Prodeunt Inferni - s/t CS Warsore - Violent Swing 2xCD
New distro stuff: Bastard Of The Skies - Tarnation CD Bastard Of The Skies / Catatomic - Split LP Big Eyes - Back From The Moon 7" Bloody Gears - Frozen Rain 7" Coke Bust - Degradation 7" Direct Control - s/t 7" The Ergs - Thrash Compactor 7" Government Warning - Arrested 7" Government Warning - Executed 7" Headless Kross / War Iron - Split 7" Life Trap - Solitary Confinement 7" Logic Problem - No Center 7" Sectarian Violence - s/t 7"
New distro stuff: Caretaker - Providence CD City Dweller - I Will Become Unique CS Drose - A Voice 7" Genders - Day Of Choices 7" Lackey Die - s/t 7" Night Owls - s/t 7" No Connection - Second To None 7" Noothgrush / Suppression - Split 5" Slugz - Suit And Tie 7" Utah Jazz - s/t 7" Uzi Suicide - Moshin' And Thrashin' CD
"This Disgrace" is totally ready to roll. "Love You Dead" should have the proper sleeves done by the weekend.
You could therefore say that the fourth album is out before the third, but please don't.
Saturday 12th January at The Urban Bar in London will be the "official" launch gig for these. Got Brighton the following Thursday. Come on down!
Well, 2012 was agreeably strange, here's hoping 2013 will be just as interesting!
This year we squeezed out a bunch of seven inches which was a bit easier on the wallet and didn't take up too much room.
Was an absolute honour to "work" with Grace, Good Throb, Hark, Hot Graves, Tide Of Iron and Whitehorse.
Here's what's 2013 has in store for us (probably):
Art Of Burning Water - Love You Dead LP Art Of Burning Water - This Disgrace LP
Not one but two albums will be unleashed on vinyl. These are the band's third and fourth albums.
SuperFi and Swarm Of Nails are co-releasing these, with Riot Season also helping out with "This Disgrace".
The winter tour was great fun, we got treated like kings and I think we played well.
Hark - Mythopoeia CDR
It looks like the 7" is sold out from the band and the labels, so we'll be making a CDR version for their upcoming gigs.
There will a couple of live tracks from a recent French radio session in addition to the two existing tracks.
Executive Distraction Tasks - Finished With Grind CDR
A super limited DIY release became even more limited when my share got lost in the mail.
I'll be getting the materials together soon to make a short second run available.
You can get a digital version over at Grindcore Karaoke here.
Pine Barrens / Wode - split 7" Pine Barrens - Kingmaker LP
Pine Barrens and Wode are from the Manchester area and make black-metal influenced hardcore punk that I cannot get enough of.
PB's album will also see the light of day. A big bunch of great UK labels are making that happen.
Artwork is in progress for both of these, and the songs need a bit more mastering work as far as I know.
Beg - s/t CS
This is some vicious and smart grindcore that bridges the old and new skools.
Somewhat of a supergroup, with Geith from AoBW, Smith from Afternoon Gents and Ed from At A Crawl / T.I.T.T..
This should make it to vinyl at some point too.
These guys are a totally killer power-trio from London in the classic noise-rock vein, with an emphasis on the rock there.
We were going to do a 7" with them but the songs have turned out quite long so we'll see how that goes.
Skylark / Meadows - split 7"
The UK scene is great right now, epitomised by these two youngish bands teaming up for this split.
SL make noisy, abrasive post-hardcore in a Shotmaker style while Meadows bow down to the altars of sludge and powerviolence, sometimes at the same time.
Pretty sure this is still on the cards but I don't think the songs have been written or recorded so it's a way off.
New distro additions: Abolition / Hang The Bastard - Split 7" American Heritage - Sedentary LP Endless Grinning Skulls - Fear Ignorance Control 7" Grinding Halt / Daighila - Split 7" Sete Star Sept - Vinyl Collection 2010-2012 CD
and we have a bunch of shirts (Despise You, Moss, Noothgrush) too.
I think that'll do for now. Thanks for your continued support!
Good Throb 7" is very basically nearly totally done! Just got to stamp and fold stuff, but order away!
Check out the sleeves, with sicko art by singer Ellie and meaningful collage by bassist Ash.
Art Of Burning Water went to Ireland last week and it was tiring but wonderful. Thank you Ireland.
Listen to Wolfbait, we played with them twice and they were amazing. Tape on Art For Blind imminently.
See the gigs page for the rest of the tour dates around England and Wales.
Tour version of "Love You Dead" will be available, and "This Disgrace" may well be too.
We have a gap in our tour on December 7th. Might be filled pretty soon, but if anyone can help, let me know.
The Good Wife, the sporadically active but always sleazily brilliant Southampton band also seem to have kicked the bucket.
Not sure what will happen to their LP recording but hopefully something from it sees the light of day.
New distro bits: The #1s - s/t 7" Absolutist - Ave LP Burning Love - Songs For Burning Lovers Tape Carson Wells - Wonderkid LP Cloud Rat / Republic Of Dreams - Split LP Coilguns / Never Void - Split 10" Daighila - Transitions CD Drainland / Crows - Split 7" Gerda / Dead Like Me - Split LP Gymnastic Skull Whistling - Play Fast Or Don't Tape Inservibles - Triguena 7" Inservibles - s/t LP Iron Lung - Sexless / No Sex Tape Ligeia - In Death Overshadow Thee 7" Plague Rages - Eles Vivem Entre Nós 7" Planks / Lentic Waters - Split LP Sea Of Shit / Water Torture - Split 7" Sickener / Karnal Bunt - Split Tape Thawed Out - s/t LP Wooderson - Let The Man Speak LP
Just got word that the Good Throb records will finally be here early next week!
I'm going to be away in Ireland with Art Of Burning Water during the week but it should be order-able from us on 27/11/12 or so.
Speaking of AOBW, those Ireland dates are:
20/11/12 - Dublin (IE) @ Thomas House w/ Wolfbait, Fossil Angel
21/11/12 - Belfast @ Auntie Annie's w/ Comply Or Die, Cutter, Nomadic Rituals
22/11/12 - Cork (IE) @ Fred Zeppelins w/ Wolfbait, Sioraí Geimreadh
23/11/12 - Galway (IE) @ Upstairs at Roisin Dubh w/ Christians Vs Lions
There are some issues with the covers for "Love You Dead" but we'll have a tour version ready for these gigs.
"This Disgrace" won't be ready in time. Hopefully it will be for the England leg.
We have a gap in our tour on December 7th. Might be filled pretty soon, but if anyone can help, let me know.
And those last few After The Last Sky gigs are as follows:
15/11/12 - Manchester @ Wahlbar w/ Swinelord, Jacknife Holiday, Trudger, This End Here
16/11/12 - Leeds @ Wharf Chambers w/ Shoot The Bastard, Gets Worse, Nu Pogodi
17/11/12 - Birmingham @ Asylum 2 w/ Undersmile, Bastard Of The Skies, Slabdragger, Grimpen Mire & more
New distro bits: Bismuth - The Eternal Marshes Tape Comity - The Journey Is Over Now 2xLP Government Flu - Holes 7" Government Flu - Demo 7" Hatred Surge - Purgatory 7" Ken Mode - Venerable LP Meek Is Murder - Algorithms LP Plebeian Grandstand / Cortez - Split 10"
26/10/12 - Reading @ King's Walk Shopping Centre w/ Workin' Man's Noise Unit
27/10/12 - Nottingham @ JT Soar w/ Clocked Out
29/10/12 - Edinburgh @ Himalaya Centre w/ Fat Janitor
30/10/12 - Glasgow @ 13th Note w/ Lotus Fucker, Clocked Out
31/10/12 - Manchester @ Nekro Bar w/ Throwing Stuff
01/11/12 - Bradford @ 1in12 Club w/ Endless Rope
02/11/12 - Canterbury @ Marlowe Theatre w/ Sauna Youth, Cold Pumas
03/11/12 - London @ Powerlunches w/ Lotus Fucker, The Wankys
Along for the ride are stompy noisenik duo Hunger.
As is traditional, the record we are doing for them is not ready in time. Hopefully it will be soon though.
New distro bits: Horders - Fimbulvetr LP Karp - Kill All Redneck Pricks DVD Kowloon Walled City - Turk Street 10" Kowloon Walled City - Gambling On The Richter Scale LP Moloch / Closure - Split 7" No - s/t LP Urban Blight - Total War 7" Violent Reaction - s/t 7"
I am back in the UK finally! Just trying (and semi-failing) to catch up with things.
Listen to some bits from upcoming releases in the meantime!
After The Last Sky are breaking up soon sadly.
We did an LP with them back in the day. R.I.P. brothers.
Go check out one of these last gigs. Click for a larger pic.
New distro bits: Aelter - Dusk Dawn / Follow You Beloved 2xCD Dephosphorus - Night Sky Transform LP Gnaw Their Tongues - L'Arrivee... CD Gnaw Their Tongues - Per Flagellum... CD Slabdragger / Meadows - Split LP Standing On A Floor Of Bodies - Sacriligeous... LP Sutcliffe Jugend - Blue Rabbit CD Wold - Badb CD Wolvserpent - Gathering Strengths / Blood Seed 2xCD
Hello from Madagascar! I am here with work for all of September and some of October.
That means that I won't be able to send any orders out until I am back, but I am email-able if you want to reserve stuff.
Column Of Heaven - Mission From God LP Gas Chamber - Modern Vision Of The Erect Nightmare 7" Grace - s/t 7" Little Ease - s/t 7" Noothgrush / Suppression - Split 5" Sete Star Sept / Penis Geyser - Split 7"
Ex. Taint frontman Jimbob Isaac returns with his new unit Hark. Their debut seven inch 'Mythopoeia' is released on July 30th, through the Destructure/SuperFi labels.
The Welsh progressive-power-sludge trio carry Taint's torch forward, passed on from their legacy that began in 1994.
With fresh chops and almighty riff power, Hark continue to fuse punk attack with Sabbathian dirge, and decorate post-whatever angularities with classic rock flourish.
While Isaac's vocals expand on his tried and tested palette, his lyrics continue to shatter prose with bleak metaphor and acerbic spittle.
Former Whyteleaf rhythm section Nikolai Ribnikov and Simon Bonwick, the Hark engine, bring an OCD approach to song craft, and endlessly creative pummel.
Their dynamic chops, and blood lust for riffs meld with Isaac's honed and equally determined musical vision.
'Mythopoeia' is strictly limited to 300 copies. Each sleeve is lovingly hand screened, and numbered by Jimbob, who is also the creator of the suitably crushing artwork.
With plans for recording their debut full length at the end of the year, Hark will be making every effort in 2013 to make a mark as slab-like as their logo.
Listen to the two tracks here and see more info at the release page. I will have inserts by the weekend and will be sending out orders then.