Just a quick update to let you all know what’s coming:
Body Hammer - II: The Mechanism of Night CD
Chasma – Codex Constellatia 12″
Patrons of the Rotting Gate – The Rose Coil CD (limited to 100)
I plan to start writing reviews on this site. I won’t bother posting negative reviews. There’s plenty of those critiques all over the Internet. I will post thoughts on what I enjoy. I release music but I also listen to A LOT of other great artists not on my label. Hopefully you will find something here you dig:
Starkweather – Nightmare Memory
The Ocean – Pelagial
Theologian – Some Things Have to Be Endured
Danny Brown – Old
Tom Gabel – Heart Burns
The Avett Brothers – Magpie and the Dandelion
Bergraven – Till Makabert Vasen
Blood Ceremony – The Eldritch Dark
Locrian – The Clearning & The Final Epoch
Skeletonwitch – Serpents Unleashed
Holy Grail – Ride the Void
Electric Wizard – Witchcult Today
Blacklisted – No One Deserves to Be Here More Than Me
The Endless Blockade – Primitive
Jesu – Every Day I Get Closer to the Light From Which I Came
Cult of Luna – S/T
Ken Mode – Entrench
Xibalba – Hast La Muerte
Martyrdod – Paranoia
400 Blows – Sickness & Health
Wormrot – Dirge
We have the new Theologian release Some Things Have to be Endured in our Big Cartel store. We also have a few other items with only 1 copy left. Help us out and we can obtain some more great music from other labels and make room for new stuff coming!!!
This is for you noise/drone/etc. fans. APF is project based in Costa Rica, formed by Rolando López as a one man band. Musically, the textures on the records go from experimental, dream – noise, avant garde, ambient collage and derivatives, without leaving behind genres such as post rock. The band has edit 2 albums, 1 EP and 2 splits so far, distributing his music in Europe and reaching the United States for the first time. We are in the process of putting his whole catalog out there, but you can click the links below to check it out.
The ‘Faded Memory From A Dying Sun’ album is now up for pre-order on Bandcamp for a special pre-order price of only $7! Not only that, but if you pre-order the album now, you will immediately receive a free download of the second track off the album AND the brand new EP ‘The Desert’ as well!
Pre-order CDs will ship the week before the release date, which is September 30th.
SPECIAL NOTE: If you only want the digital album, do nothing else. If you are pre-ordering the CD make sure you add $4 for US shipping, $8 for Canada and $10 for the rest of the world. Also, don’t forget to include a message with your mailing address!
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I enjoy working with a wide variety of artists, but I also enjoy listening to music in general. I know the year-end lists will soon be bombarding music blogs, but here’s a list of stuff I’ve enjoyed this year thus far in alphabetical order:
Alice in Chains – The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
Amon Amarth – Deceiver of the Gods
Amorphis – Circle
Anciients – Heart of Oak
Bad Religion – True North
Cathedral – The Last Spire
Clutch – Earth Rocker
Coliseum – Sister Faith
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
Dark Tranquility – Construct
Deafheaven – Sunbather
The Dillinger Escape Plan – One of Us is the Killer
Dropkick Murphys – Signed and Sealed in Blood
Exhumed – Necrocracy
Ghost – Infestissumam
Immolation – Kingdom of Conspiracy
Jason Isbell – Southeastern
Jay Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail
Kanye West – Yeezus
Kid Cudi – Indicud
Kylesa – Ultraviolet
Lightning Swords of Death – Baphometic Chaosium
My Dying Bride – The Manuscript
Neko Case – The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away
October Falls – The Plague of a Coming Age
P.L.F. – Devious Persecution and Wholesale Slaughter
Portal – Vexovoid
Purson – The Circle and the Blue Door
Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
Retox – YPLL
Shooter Jennings – Other Life
True Widow – Circumambulation
Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats – Mind Control
Vomitor – The Escalation
Watain – The Wild Hunt
Greetings everyone! We’re back at it. We have successfully moved and are pretty much unpacked. I’m in the process of making a new site. I’ve received a lot of feedback on how shitty the old site used to be. I agree completely. I will do my best to make this site more appealing.
Body Stuff vinyl had a set back, but it’s here and approved by Curran and is shipping tomorrow. Thanks to everyone for the support and for your patience.
We had talked about keeping this blog more up to date.
Obviously we failed miserably.
We’re in the process of moving and putting out a lot of music this month. Once we move (first week of July), we’re going to make every attempt to keep this up to date. Here’s what’s happening:
7/9/13: All of the following will be released and in a store near you (or online if you prefer). If it’s not, please ask for it:
Shroud Eater – Dead Ends
Womb of the Desert Sun – Where Moths Eat and Worms Destroy
Womb of the Desert Sun – Invocation: Our Dying Days
Abstracter – Tomb of Feathers
7/23: Online sales and digital only:
Body Stuff – S/T 7″ (limited to 300 white copies; project by Today is the Day/Wetnurse drummer Curran Reynolds).
8/6: In a store near you, digital, etc.:
Empty Flowers – Five
Then it’s break time. Things just worked out that this summer would be nuts and we didn’t plan for it to be that way.
Please click the links and check out the bands and support them. No one is getting rich off of this. It’s about the art and supporting that art so it can continue.
We sincerely thank everyone who has supported this label over the past 5 years. There have been a lot of ups and downs and times where I thought this thing would not survive. In fact, I just realized that today is the official date of our 5 years. Weird.
In addition to spreading the word of this label, we like to spread the word of others.
We’ve been listening to Kylesa, DEP, Retox, Windhand, Expo ’70, Goat, Bergraven, Funerbarum, Future, Marty Stuart, Daft Punk, and many others.
Lots of good music out there.
Go exploring at a record store and find out for yourself. It will change your life.
This was a time when pop punk was exploding and invading MTV and the music charts. Green Day, The Offspring, and a shit load of others were enjoying mass amounts of success. I had a good friend who cooked with me at TGIFridays and he was from the California area and knew of all of these bands before their rise to stardom. He introduced me to The Offspring before the hit it big.
Their 2nd album was titled Session and was phenomenal. It’s still great. It’s a shame folks will write this band off without exploring their back catalog. But I digress.
The show was coming to an odd ‘venue’. It was held in a building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds. It was shaped like an egg and had an all-dirt flooring. I believe this is where the held horse shows during the state fair. Very strange indeed.
The stage was quite large and there was some cork flooring placed in the pit. The rest was dirt. When you combine punk rock with dirt, you can imaging what the air turned into.
The Vandals were up first. I was vaguely familiar with the band from my close friend who introduced me to The Offspring. I was the type of guy that if I trusted someones musical taste, I would just buy it. Keep in mind, I had Internet or free streaming. I had to take a chance. Sometimes I was burnt, other times it was quite rewarding. The only album I could find was Fear of a Punk Planet and it still holds up in 2012. Songs like “Pizza Tran”, “Join Us for Pong”, and their rendition of the Grease classic “Summer Lovin’” are fantastic.
Their live show did not disappoint. These guys were all over the place and didn’t let up for a second. Once their show was over, they jumped into the crowd and start fraternizing with the fans before The Offspring took the stage.
The Offspring also put in a high-energy set. They played some old stuff, but most of the songs were off the album Smash. “Bad Habit”, “Gotta Get Away”, “Self Esteem”, and of course “Come Out and Play (Keep ‘em Separated)” were all played. “Come out and Play (Keep ‘em Separated)” started it all for this band and I would guess they’re sick and tired of playing it (yes, they’re still around putting out music).
I know folks poo poo this type of music and I can see why. But at the time, it was exciting and fresh and opened a lot of doors for myself and many other fans. Unfortunately, it also influenced bands like Good Charlotte, Simple Plan, and Fall Out Boy to take pop punk and put more emphasis on the ‘pop’ than the ‘punk’. More power to ‘em I suppose. I just hope the kids who love these bands do their homework like I did and go back to the roots and discover Sex Pistols, The Misfits, and Black Flag.