white/ black splatter vinyl - contains download code
UK grinders Evisorax have just announced the vinyl issue of their boundary-crushing 2020 album Ascension Catalyst on 7 Degrees Records. The release distils the devastating impact of razor-sharp grindcore, the punishing attack of sludge metal and the unsettling ambient discord of harsh noise into a single weighty slab of wax, featuring distinctive artwork from Soulsdue that compliments its concept perfectly.
Ascension Catalyst saw Evisorax founder Dan Lynch and long-time skin-beater Simon Brotherton (Ex-Narcosis/ Ergon Carousel) joined by the drummer’s former band mates John White on vocals and Oliver Turner on bass. John temporarily laid his axe aside to lay down some intensely tortured vocals and contrastingly enlightening lyrics that form a transcendental journey that the album hangs its concept on. Underpinning and enriching it all is Oliver’s punishing yet hypnotic bass work, which adds a whole new dimension to the Evisorax sound.
Formed in 2004, Evisorax have toured the UK, Europe and the USA and shared the stage with such legends as Napalm Death, Wormrot and Maruta. After over 15 years of break-neck harshness, Ascension Catalyst proves that Evisorax are not only eager to keep things fast, but eager to keep pushing the sonic envelope as well.
Earth Crust Displacement from Berlin, Germany present 13 new tracks. Their sound is blistering Raw Punk, Dis-Noise Terror also done by bands like GIFTGASATTACK, DISCLOSE, FRAMTID...
on black vinyl and limited edition white vinyl (incl. bonus "7 split with clitshitters on black vinyl as repress)
Ekranoplan from Jena, Germany with members of Hungry Lungs & doom giants AHAB unleash their new full-lenght record. Nine songs of grindcore, d-beat and sludge filled with filth, hatred and low-fi energy. expect a bastard of icy sludge, raging crust and precise grindcore annihilation. The russian artist Rotten Fantom painted an outstanding artwork for the album.
:: 100 copies on a-side/b-side electric blue with bone vinyl
:: 100 copies on a-side/b-side grimace purple with bone vinyl
:: 300 copies on black vinyl
:: 6 testpressings were made
:: Full colour & heavy gatefold jacket cover (printed on 350gsm reverse cardboard)
:: including downloadcode
"Formed in 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland, ELIZABETH has quickly built a reputation with their retentless brand of hardcore/crust and energetic live shows that brought them from La Havane to St Petersburg. This LP combines all their existing material on the same record : a repress of the 2012 "Where Vultures Land" 12"EP and for the first time on vinyl their 2010 demo - five tracks that show a band that has been impressing since day one. All packaged in a deluxe jacket and with a brand new cover art."
In the 80s the first German bands began to orient themselves on the Ami-Hardcore. SPERMBIRDS, SKEEZICKS, JINGO DE LUNCH, H.O.A., UNWANTED YOUTH, S.O.S., ... In the mid 80's there were rumors about a new band from Hamburg. Did SLIME possibly fit behind the EMILS? If you read the band name from the back to the front, then these rumors of course get food. And also the spelling of the band writing was very similar to SLIME. But in the end, of course, that was nonsense. The EMILS crossed on their debut album Punk with Hardcore and also with Metal. D.R.I. had just invented the crossover. And the influences from the states were quite big on the local scene. The EMILS quickly became popular. Because they had German texts that were also very critical and direct and did not mince words. They were directed, for example, against the church, neo-Nazis, nuclear power (Chernobyl was just then exploded), conformity and also against the stupidity in their own scene, which was expressed in the song "Dumb Punk". "Fight together for ..." was her first and best LP in 1987. Here you will find the hits "Too Slow", "Church No", "Stupid Punk", "Beautiful Life" and some other good songs. Hardcore hardcore / punk rock fans should beat their hearts out with this first-ever vinyl re-release. But even for those who have "passed" this band and who are into punk, hardcore and / or crossover, it is almost inevitable to have "given" the Emils at least once in their lives. And for you now there is a little explanation why that is. The vinyl release includes a bonus EP with 4 previously unreleased live cover songs, as well as a 12-page booklet with liner notes / pictures from the past. The re-release will come out in a nice inside-out cover design.
Since 1998, Belgian death squad Emptiness has show its ability to write surprising material with diversity and set a real identity, pushing boundaries far beyond traditional black/death metal music. Through their powerful sounds and visuals, they express a dark, original view on an empty, valueless world. When Phorgath and Olve aren't busy touring with their other band Enthroned, the band convenes in their own recording studio, Blackout, which serves as a bursting energy lowland where the members can gather and take the time to shape their sound even closer to their aesthetics and intention.
(Re-release of this modern day classic in cooperation with Dark Descent Records.
Limited to 187 copies on clear vinyl exclusively available through Babylon Doom Cult Records.)
VINYL VERSION OF THE DEBUT FULL LENGTH. GATEFOLD PACKAGING
"My kind of music. Utter darkness, a bottomless pit of night. Unapologetic underground metal at its best and most captivating" -Tom G. Warrior (TRIPTYKON, CELTIC FROST, HELLHAMMER)
From the darkest abyss comes U.S. death metal/doom band ENCOFFINATION, whose album entitled “Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh” is released by Selfmadegod Records.
Formed in 2009, ENCOFFINATION is the sepulchral embodiment of rancid death. Crushing, suffocating death metal doom of the lowest caliber. Named for the ritual preparation of the dead for burial, ENCOFFINATION exists below the plane of mortality; deep within the realms of death and decay. Slowly they lurch forth with their educated form of blasphemy, occult, and ritualistic expulsion of the holy from the earth.
This is the first full length from this amazing two-piece band, which is comprised of Ghoat on vocals, guitar, and bass (also in Festered) and Elektrokutioner on drums (also in Decrepitaph, Festered, Tombstones, Beyond Hell, Scaremaker). The follow-up to their After Their Temples Descend Below The Earth 7-inch, released earlier this year, this Georgia/Texas-based duo attacks with the 8-song Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh, featuring over 30 minutes of cryptic metal influenced by early ‘90s American doom/death and bands like INCANTATION, DISEMBOWELMENT, and MORPHEUS DESCENDS.
Limited to 500 copies in a random colour.
Brand new album from Scotland’s finest Grindviolence Quartet Endless Swarm! "Imprisoned in Skin" is their first LP and it is an absolute monster!
19 tracks of blistering, filthy, ungodly fury that is sure to please! Let’s kick this adventure off by taking the time to drink in the cover art. We see depicted here, what appears to be a human head that has been split open, and contains some kind of parasitic worm that has taken full control of its host. It is a truly captivating piece of art to say the least.
It contains the stench of Grind, the primal emotions of Powerviolence, and a tiny pinch of Punk attitude to create a goulash of musical prowess.
Arpitanian Lands is an album dedicated to the Enisum native lands originally named “Terre Arpitane”. Lyrics and themes are mainly describing the inner nature of those ancient lands : animals, woods, rivers and mountains. Arpitanian lands is an evocative album with powerful deep meditative and ambient parts. There is a sense that Enisum has an ineffable control over his plethora of techniques and ideas. A shining gem in a mire of half-hearted records, ‘Arpitanian Lands” grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go until the final creak. Of course this second Enisum album is again dedicated to all cascadian and post black metal lovers out there....
FUNERAL DOOM from Lublin/ POLAND
...relentless crawling, just to roll over you
...unearthly and monotonous melodies
...agonizingly slow and haunting
...with deepest growls in desperate effort
finest swedish thrash death with the 2nd album, 9 ravaging onslaughts in the vein of MERCILESS and old KREATOR, black vinyl
Escuela Grind, formed in 2016, will release its first full-length on March 20. Titled Indoctrination, the album features 17 songs in total pulling from a variety of styles in the Hardcore, Grindcore, and Powerviolence realm, the band features. While members Katerina Economou, Jesse Fuentes (Kill the Client, Creator|Destroyer), Jason Balthazar Eldridge (Hearse), and Kris Morash (Your Brain on Drugs).
On SaleBlistering, hate fueled grindcore packed with tracks of seething audio violence. Dripping with light speed riffs and crushing grooves! -Cover art created by Arif of Rowtworks/ Wormrot. -Mastered by Sammy Urwin of Oblivionized!
Dortmund 5 piece post-metal crew Ewig.Endlich. present 'Auf Grund' a consummate display of dynamic, sorrowful riffing and heartfelt, reverberating hardcore-howls. The band draw influence from a variety of sources on this release, from sad but hopeful guitar leads remeniscent of some softer post-rock like Explosions In The Sky, to thunderous mid-paced blast beats and trem picking in the style of black metal influenced hardcore, to chugging, crushing sludge breakdowns.
Ewig.Endlich. blend all of these disparate elements into an effective and varied LP comparable to post-metal contemporaries such as Cult Of Luna, Minsk or in places even Agalloch. The style is very song focused, there is not a lot of wandering or meandering through extended noise passages or overlong ambient breaks here, everything is concentrated on delivering the tune. The recording and production here is clean and clear, with a strong studio vibe, the whole package is extremely professional, this feels like a band who are well into their stride and comfortable in their own skin. Expect great things from these guys.
Talk less, stop asking, start being the answer. Action matters. Words are useless.
Cover artwork by De Plasma Industries: deplasma.braindeadzine.net
Releases in collaboration with Doomsday Machine Records, Grindfather Productions and ¡ZAS! Autoproduzioni.
Limited to 500 copies on black wax.
This masterpiece of early L.A. Grindcore contains the first official recordings from EXCRUCIATING TERROR, the A side include the first demo "Visions of Terror". Eight tracks infernal brutal old school grindcore, recorded in February '91 in the following lineup Javier Arqueros - Bass (later in NAUSEA L.A.) Martin Alvarado - Drums (later in DESPISE YOU, STAPLED SHUT), Raul Caballero - Guitar, Jerry Flores - Guitar (later in DESPISE YOU, BLOODY PHOENIX) and vocals from Victor Garcia. The recordings from flipside are from September 1991, the band recorded 4 new tunes for the "Legacy Of Hate" EP with the same line up. Ultra-brutal grindcore with the awesome vokills from Victor Garcia. The vinyl version contains also 2 bonus songs recorded live from the early 90's. Really classic L.A. Grindcore out of '91, First time re-released on vinyl, housed in a matt inside/outside cover, with a full colored sheet with massive pictures and informations
If you are going to begin checking out what grindcore has to offer at this time , EXHALE's newest album When Worlds Collide is a great place to start. The album is fast and heavy with well-crafted songs, excellent musicianship, a perfect mix of screams and death growls and great lyrics. Exhale pays homage to the musical genre that paved the way for grindcore by mixing in solid hardcore grooves and breakdowns. The band also makes use of elements from classic death metal ,deathcore, grindcore and crust giving them a more unique sound than many other grindcore bands. The guitar work is superb and the blast beat drumming is done with both breakneck speed and technical perfection. However, the real star here is the highly featured bass work of Johan Fogelberg. He can move seamlessly from blazingly fast arrangements to slow paced catchy breakdowns. All of this makes an amazing album with a ton of great songs! Throw in NASUM and ROTTEN SOUND and you have fairly strong idea of what Exhale is about. The vinyl issue is housed in a high quality 320 gramm gatefold sleeve! Artwork is done by Dennis Sibeijn!
Oldschool Hardcore. No bullshit, just straight in the face in tradition of AGNOSTIC FRONT, SICK OF IT ALL or MADBALL. Hardcore is not a fashion, hardcore is a state of mind.
In Zeiten wie diesen, wo gefühlt alle paar Wochen ein neues musikalisches Genre das Licht der Welt erblickt und als „next big thing“ abgefeiert wird, braucht es Bands wie EYES OF TOMORROW. Die Musiker aus dem Ruhrgebiet haben sich der klassischen Hardcore-Schule verschrieben, schnörkellos, direkt und geradeaus. Knackig produziert geht es in den elf Songs gut nach vorne, ohne aber zu sehr die „Stumpf ist Trumpf“-Karte auszuspielen. MADBALL’scher Groove hält sehr oft Einzug, die Doublebass wird ordentlich bearbeitet und wer mit der metallischen Phase von AGNOSTIC FRONT etwas anfangen konnte, wird auch hier mit dem einen oder anderen feinen Solo bedient. Die Rhythmusfraktion weiß, was sie tut, mächtige Riffs und ein überraschend variabler Shouter sorgen für eine halbe Stunde bestes Oldschool-Vergnügen. Und wer sich den Bandnamen von einem CRO-MAGS-Song entliehen hat, kann sowieso nichts falsch machen. Sobald man wieder Shows besuchen kann und das örtliche Gesundheitsamt den Moshpit absegnet, sollte man auf jeden Fall mal EYES OF TOMORROW auschecken. Für die Quarantäne daheim funktioniert das auf Platte schon mal außerordentlich gut.