Record of the Week for February 27th, 2015

We’re here with one of the biggest Record of the Week’s we’ve ever had, so grab a drink, adjust your screen and get ready for more vinyl than you’ll know what to do with….

In one of the most epic split LPs we’ve ever seen, STATE LINE RECORDS and LAST PUNK ROCKERS are bringing you this insane release together, featuring RAMALLAH and SINNERS AND SAINTS!! RAMALLAH has been kicking out tunes since 2002 and this is their first release since ’05. SINNERS AND SAINTS disbanded back in 2004 and this is their first songs since their 2002 album. If that wasn’t enough for you, this release is a one pressing deal, once it’s sold out, that’s all folks. It might be hard to choose, as there is not two or three variations, but TEN color variations on this record. All versions limited to 100 units, you can pick between their offering of ‘White’, ‘Swamp Green’, ‘Grimace Purple’, ‘Royal Blue’, ‘Blood Red’, ‘Beer’, ‘Dookie Brown’ with ‘Red(ish)’ and ‘Blood Red’ splatter, ‘Grey’ with ‘Silver’ splatter, ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Baby Blue’ haze, or the ‘Bronze’ and ‘Black’ Half-N-Half version (not pictured). As with any limited pressing, you better get yours FAST!!!

BAND NAME: Ramallah/Sinners & Saints
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/ramallahboston/info https://www.facebook.com/sinnersandsaintsboston/info
LABEL NAME: State Line Records (US) Last Punk Rockers (EU)
LABEL WEBSITE: http://statelinerecords.bandcamp.com/ http://lastpunkrockersrecords.bigcartel.com/

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More than 10 years in the making, the concept album based on Fat Mike’s musical, HOME STREET HOME (playing now!), is here! Currently playing in San Francisco, there are plans on making it all over the US. This broadway style musical is a dark comedy about tough home lives, growing up on the streets and a host of other experiences. Featuring cameos from more old punkers you know that are too numerous to list and with some catchy tunes that will have you singing show tunes in no time. FAT busted these out in wither a standard ‘Black’’ color, the ‘Grey’ and ‘Blood Red’ AsideBside, or the unfortunately not pictured here ‘Grey’, ‘Blood Red’ and ‘White’ vertical striped tri color version. If you can’t make it to the acclaimed musical, or if you want to get pumped before you see it, just click your book marked link for the FAT website and get with the ordering.

PROJECT NAME: Home Street Home – The Musical Sound Track
PROJECT WEBSITE: www.homestreethomeonstage.com
LABEL NAME: Fat Wreck
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.fatwreck.com/

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Coming at you with their sixth studio album, SEPTICFLESH is here with a symphonic death metal masterpiece! Started in 1990, SEPTICFLESH used over 80 musicians and 32 singers to bring this recording to ominous new heights! Called ‘Communion’ and put out by SEASON OF MIST, you just have to see and hear this thing to believe it. With a super shiny hi gloss gatefold jacket with gold ink, you can find one of these in either a purists favorite ‘Black’ vinyl, the more limited ‘Gold’ color, or the most limited of them all, the ‘Ultra Clear’ version. Make your way to the SEASON OF MIST website…

BAND NAME: SEPTICFLESH
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/septicfleshband?fref=photo
LABEL NAME: Season of Mist
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.season-of-mist.com/

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Germany’s own GOLDEN ANTENNA RECORDS is here with the latest from American shoe gazers, JUNIUS! Touring for more than 10 years, JUNIUS is about to head out on another EU tour, but you can get, ‘Forcing Out The Silence’ now through GOLDEN ANTENNA in one of these three awesome configurations. With an etching on the B side, you can grab one these in either an ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Blood Red’ splatter, solid ‘Black’, or the over the top ‘Oxblood’, ‘Black’ and ‘White’ striped tri color vinyl. Point your antennae over towards GOLDEN ANTENNA’s website and get some!

BAND NAME: Junius
BAND WEBSITE: www.juniusmusic.com
LABEL NAME: Golden Antenna Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.goldenantenna.com
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Bringing that hard working DIY ethic, TEMPLES are here with the first part of of a two record concept based on The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time! “Youth”, is an emotionally figurative re-telling of the story’s timeline in an instrumental format. This double LP in a gatefold jacket has a ‘Olive Green’ Disc 1 with ‘Gold’ splatter, and a ‘Gold’ Disc 2 with ‘Olive Green’ splatter, a really cool concept matching the hero Link’s costume. If you’re a fan of the Tri-Force, you better figure out how to get one of these very limited albums…

BAND NAME: Temples
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/TemplesMusic

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ZIONS GATE is bringing back one of the most pioneering Dub albums ever, THE SCIENTIST! Over 20 years since the original release, ‘International Heroes of Dub Revisited’ is a slightly altered (for the better!) version of the original, now including some new bonus material. On this round, you can get it in either a ‘Black’ color, the awesome ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Black’, ‘Highlighter Yellow’ and ‘Kelly Green’ splatter version, or the most sought after and unfortunately not pictured ‘Kelly Green’ inside ‘Highlighter Yellow’ color-in-color version. Hit up ZIONS GATE to get your Dub on!

BAND NAME: Scientist
BAND WEBSITE: V/A
LABEL NAME: Zion’s Gate Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.zionsgate.com

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In a back to back appearance, DAEMON WORSHIP is about to blow your mind, twice! First up, this piece of Black Metal artwork, the first time on vinyl release of NEFANDUS’ album, “Your God is a Ghost”. Get a load of the jacket dripping with gold ink, the printed inner sleeve also slathered in gold, and the records! Yes, that’s a screen printed B side on either the ‘Black’ or ‘Gold’ vinyl. NEFANDUS, the so-called founders of “Orthodox Black Metal”, unleashes their third (or fourth, if we count the demo) offering upon the world in style with this one. You just missed them playing some festivals, but DAEMON WORSHIP has you covered…

BAND NAME: NEFANDUS
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nefandus/400598173304868
LABEL NAME: Daemon Worship
LABEL WEBSITE: ohttp://www.daemonworship.org

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With their second record this week, DAEMON WORSHIP’s next feast for your eyes is WEDERGANGER! Created in 2013, the band is based in the region of the Netherlands called “Gelderland” and draws its inspiration from the dark side of local folklore. Black Metal with dual vocalists, this atmospheric but wicked music is sure to blow you away, just like the vinyl. These 7”s come in that rough feeling reverse board jacket and were made in either a ‘Royal Blue’ color, the solid ‘Mustard’ color, or the ‘Royal Blue, ‘Black’ and ‘Mustard’ striped tri color version. DAEMON has two other crazy titles blazing towards fans this week along with these bad boys… you better check out their website for yourself…

BAND NAME: WEDERGANGER
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/Wederganger
LABEL NAME: Daemon Worship
LABEL WEBSITE: ohttp://www.daemonworship.org
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Inspired by the 80s new wave movement, TEEEL credits their sound to marathon movie watching and being an obsessive gear heads. Creating music in a 10×10 teal painted room, stacked with synthesizers and guitars, TEEEL produces music that ranges from hypnotic vocal synthpop to dreamwave and dark electronic rock. Called ‘Hydrostatic’, this conceptual album had us sold right out of the gate. Not to mention the art inspired ‘Milky Clear’ and ‘Baby Pink’ AsideBside that almost feels like a jelly fish, expand your mind with TEEEL…

BAND NAME: TEEEL
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.teeelmusic.com

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Those dark ones over at PESANTA URFOLK are bringing you the shadowy and archaic black metal sounds from New Mexico’s own PREDATORY LIGHT! Originally released only on cassette, it is now available in a dark vinyl package fit for these demons. Called, “MMXIV EP”, this 10 inch has a reverse board jacket covered in silver ink, and was made in either a solid ‘Black’ record, or the ‘Black’ and ‘Silver’ AsideBside version that caught our eye. If you dare, click on the link for PESANTA’s website and prepare yourself to enter their domain…

BAND NAME: Predatory Light
BAND WEBSITE: predatorylight.bandcamp.com
LABEL NAME: Pesanta Urfolk
LABEL WEBSITE: http://pesanta.bigcartel.com/

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Folk/Crust band BLACKBIRD RAUM formed in a community living squat in Santa Cruz in 2005. Using instruments you might find in a bluegrass band, BLACKBIRD RAUM creates progressive folk punk with an often bleak and mournful flavor that is more reminiscent of black metal, crust, and neo-folk. SILVER SPROCKET is bringing you their 4th album, “Destroying”. Including a poster, you can pick one of these up in either a ‘Sea Blue’ color, an ‘Electric Blue’ with ‘Blood Red’ and ‘White’ splatter (not pictured) or the ‘Coke Bottle Green’ with ‘White’, ‘Black’ and ‘Gold’ splatter. Quit your job, busk for money and buy one of these from SILVER SPROCKET today!

BAND NAME: Blackbird Raum
BAND WEBSITE: http://blackbirdraum.net/
LABEL NAME: Silver Sprocket
LABEL WEBSITE: http://tumblr.silversprocket.net/

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As part of they monthly subscription/food paring series, TURNTABLE KITCHEN’s latest jam is the 7” from LUNIFRED BENJAMIN! LUNIFRED is is an “internet porn-era poet” and the tracks featured here were recorded in one night at the Ace Hotel in NYC. Made in either a solid ‘Oxblood’ colored record (not pictured), or the deluxe and very limited ‘Beer’ and ‘Bone’ Half-N-Half with ‘Oxblood’ splatter version. As always, your 45 comes with some ingredients and recipe perfectly paired to this auditory delight!

BAND NAME: Lunifred Benjamin
BAND WEBSITE: http://lunifredbenjamin.com/
LABEL NAME: Turntable Kitchen
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.turntablekitchen.com/

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Gracing the blog once again is ol’ faithful FAT WRECK CHORDS with the latest, highly anticipated album from none other than STRUNG OUT!! With their first release since 2009, ‘Transmission Alpha Delta’ is almost here. You can preorder it over at FAT’s website, with some deluxe versions coming with some nice 12” prints with art tied to each song. STRUNG OUT has already booked a huge North American tour and is heading to Europe this summer. And, with out a doubt, FAT killed it again by making some killer versions of this. There is a ‘Black’ version, a super sick ‘Oxblood’ and ‘Black’ AsideBside, or the incredible ‘Black’, ‘Oxblood’ and ‘White’ striped tricolor record you see here, all wrapped in a nice matte finished jacket. You know what to do….

BAND NAME: Strung Out
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.nofxofficialwebsite.com/
LABEL NAME: Fat Wreck
LABEL WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/strungout

Record of the Week for February 20th, 2015

What an explosive Record of the Week for you this week! If you’re a death metal fan, then you better strap in, hold on, and prepare to have your mind blown!
Celebrating their 25th anniversary, RELAPSE RECORDS is rereleasing the death metal kings NILE’s 4 classic albums! Yes, all at once, in several glorious and uber deluxe variations, including the all ‘Silver’ 25th anniversary editions, get your credit cards ready!

‘Amongst The Catacombs of Nephren-Ka’ was NILE’s first release way back in ’98 and is what brought them to the forefront of Death Metal. Now, this LP has a matte finished jacket and ‘Island Copper’ foil stamping. It was made in either a ‘Red(ish)’ color, the ‘Silver’ variation, or the ‘Orange Crush’ and ‘Mustard Yellow’ AsideBside version.

Their second record, ‘Black Seeds of Vengeance’, was originally released in 2000, and it’s back and better than ever. With a copper foil laced ,matte finished jacket in a super sturdy stock, these NILE records were made in either a solid ‘Silver’ color, a solid ‘Red(ish)’ color, or the blew our socks off ’Swamp Green’ and ‘Halloween Orange’ Aside/Bside. I

‘In Their Darkened Shrines’ first appeared in 2002. This double LP has that matte smooth gatefold jacket with ‘Leaf Green’ foil and was made in either an all ‘Red(ish)’ set of records, the very limited all ‘Silver’ set, or the best of al, the all ‘Olive Green’ and ‘Gold’ AsideBside that has to be seen to be believed.

The last of the RELAPSE rereleases is ‘Annihilation of the Wicked’, their instant classic from 2005. This double LP set has a gatefold jacket with ‘Desert Gold’ foil stamping and the D side of all sets has a sick etching design on it. This release can be found in an all ‘Red(ish)’ set, an all ‘Silver’ set, or the deluxe ‘Red(ish)’ and ‘Gold’ AsideBside set.

Get yours at the RELAPSE website, TODAY!!!!


BAND NAME: Nile
BAND WEBSITE: www.Nile-Catacombs.net
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.relapse.com/

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Continuing the series, OI! THE BOAT RECORDS in association with RANDALE RECORDS is here with the latest from the OI! supergroup OXSLEY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS! With all four members of the band living across the county (from San Francisco to DC), the group occasionally meets on weekend retreats in the southwest to scour the musical landscape for the perfect Oi! single. So far, we’d say that they’re 2 for 2. Called ‘Invasion’, on this release you can find this in either a ‘Hot Pink’ record, or the Arizona flag matching ‘Cyan’ and ‘Easter Yellow’ Half-N-Half with ‘Red(ish)’ splatter on the yellow half only! How slick is that? Get yours from OI! THE BOAT in the US or RANDALE in EU…

BAND NAME: Oxley’s Midnight Runners
BAND WEBSITE: facebook.com/oxleys-midnight-runners
LABEL NAME:Oi! the Boat Records (US)
LABEL WEBSITE: oitheboat.com
LABEL NAME: Randale Records (EU)
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.randaleshop.de/

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A trio of rappers hailing from from Denver, BLKHRTS are dropping their latest set of combustable, hard hitting goth music for you! Soon to be released on vinyl only, DEATHBOMB ARC are the mavericks bringing you this Black Heart shaped disc! Not set to go out until may, you can catch BLKHRTS at a few shows in LA soon. If you are patient enough, you too can own one of these heart shaped pieces of vinyl that will have your neighbors calling in noise complaints in no time…

BAND NAME: BLKHRTS
BAND WEBSITE: WWW.BLKHRTS.COM
LABEL NAME: DEATHBOMB ARC
LABEL WEBSITE: WWW.DEATHBOMBARC.COM
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BROKEN WORLD MEDIA is here with the reimagining of the 2011 breakthrough from emo/post hardcore dissenters OLD GRAY! For the first time on vinyl, you can own ‘Do I Dare Disturb The Universe’, and in four smokin’ color combinations. Check out the standard ‘Black’ version, the ‘Dookie Brown’ and ‘White’ half-n-half version, the ‘Electric Blue’ with ‘Bronze’ and ‘White’ splatter, or our favorite, the ‘Oxblood’ inside ‘Bone’ color-in-color version that came out really interesting. By the way, the B sides have an over the top etching that you will have to see for yourself. You will just have to hit up BROKEN WORLD’s website to get your OLD GRAY record on vinyl…

 

BAND NAME: Old Gray
BAND WEBSITE: http://oldgray.tumblr.com/
LABEL NAME: Broken World Media
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.brokenworldmedia.com/
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GOOD FIGHT MUSIC is gracing the ROTW blog once again, this time with Belgian Hard Core Metal fanatics NASTY! Called “Shokka”, it’s the bands fifth release to date and achieves comical levels of awesomeness via unrepentant, double-bass-driven breakdowns and Belgian-accented mosh incitements. GOOD FIGHT killed it with this one by making all of these records in a ‘Milky Clear’ color with ‘Hot Pink’ and ‘Highlighter Yellow’ splatter. Get the latest NASTY record from your friends over at GOOD FIGHT or catch the band on tour soon…

BAND NAME: Nasty
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.facebook.com/getnasty
LABEL NAME: Good Fight Music
LABEL WEBSITE: www.goodfightmusic.com
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ORCHID TAPES is bestowing on you this beauty of a record, ‘Ontario Gothic’ from dream popers FOXES IN FICTION! A side project of ORCHID TAPES founder Warren Hildebrand, this FOXES IN FICTION album is loaded with guest appearances. This instant classic is back again and better than ever before! This time around, it’s got a reverse board jacket an either the stunning ‘Cyan Blue’ and ‘Sea Blue’ AsideBside vinyl, or the equally as stunning (and unfortunately not pictured) ‘Coke Bottle Green’ and ‘Doublemint Green’ AsideBside version. Either way, your a winner once you order this record from ORCHID TAPES….

BAND NAME: Foxes in Fiction
BAND WEBSITE: foxesinfiction.ca
LABEL NAME: Orchid Tapes
LABEL WEBSITE: orchidtapes.com

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Record of the Week for February 13th, 2015

Happy Friday the 13th for all of you superstitious people out there and a happy Valentine’s day to all of you Record of the Week Blog fans out there… We have quite a special blog for you this week…

There has never been a more exciting time in Asbury Park, New Jersey than right NOW! As the city continues to grow, many amazing bands have formed from it, and they pack the local clubs on a weekly basis. “Vinyl Heart” is an extension of this – a heart-shaped vinyl compilation and local event featuring the music of SMALLTALK, DENTIST, SEASIDE CAVES, and TRANS CHARGER METROPOLIS – all just in time for Valentine’s Day. Sponsored by PIRATES PRESS, CHUNKSAAH RECORDS, COOLDAD MUSIC, RUSSO MUSIC, HOLDFAST RECORDS, and ASBURY LANES, the release event takes place on February 13th (tonight!) at Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, NJ. Check out the link below for more info!!

ALBUM NAME: “Vinyl Heart” featuring Smalltalk, Dentist, Seaside Caves, and Trans Charger Metropolis
ALBUM WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/VinylHeart

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Here with their fourth full length album, A SOUND OF THUNDER is just tearing it up with this mondo release! Formed in 2009 in the DC area, this heavy metal band is sans label, preferring to take it’s music directly to the fans. It’s no wonder why this album was on the Billboard Heatseakers chart once you get a look at it. If you hit up their website, you will find that this album was made in two insane variations. The regular version is a regular jacket that holds the double LP, both discs being a ‘Deep Purple’ color. However the deluxe book version, not only has the ‘Deep Purple’ set of discs, but also has a case wrapped slip case housing a 28 page custom LP book/Jacket and a full color poster! It doesn’t get much more deluxe than this new A SOUND OF THUNDER release!!!

BAND NAME: A Sound Of Thunder
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.asoundofthunderband.com

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Party pop fans can rejoice as the latest DIRTY FEW album is here, now, and looking good! Jamming since 2011, they have a few shows coming up (including SXSW), but BLACK IN BLUHM MUSIC has you covered now with this beauty. Including a digital download card, all of these were made in a ‘Gold’ colored vinyl with a transparent ‘Orange Crush’ splatter that makes for a really cool effect. Follow the DIRTY FEW closely to see where they will be or make your way to the BLACK IN BLUHM’s website and order one today!

BAND NAME: Dirty Few
BAND WEBSITE: dirtyfew.bandcamp.com
LABEL NAME: Black in Bluhm Music
LABEL WEBSITE: www.blackinbluhm.com
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Formed in 2009 in England, IS TROPICAL is a four-piece rock band, beloved for their gripping live performances, custom aesthetic and highly creative, viral music videos. They have teamed up for their third full length album with Brooklyn based AXIS MUNDI RECORDS and together they came up with this, the beginning of something really unique! Recorded on all 5 continents, this is first part of a five piece set, when you stack all of the ‘Ultra Clear’ records on top of each other, the silk screening on the mirrored B side will line up to show a single image of the globe! The picture doesn’t do this record justice, you just have to see it in person. Stay tuned to the AXIS MUNDI website for further details….

BAND NAME: IS TROPICAL
BAND WEBSITE: http://istropical.com/
LABEL NAME: Axis Mundi Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.axismundirecords.com/
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STEP 1 MUSIC dug deep into the archives to find and release SKINS ’N’ PUNKS Volume 1! Originally released in the mid 80’s, this is the first time this series has been available on vinyl in years! Featuring a split between LAST ROUGH CAUSE and SOCIETY’S REJECTS, some of the toughest OI! bands ever. This time around, you can grab these in a classic ‘Black’ color, a ‘Black’ disc with ‘White’ splatter or the skinheads favorite, ‘Blood Red’ colored vinyl. Hit up STEP 1 MUSIC today!

BAND NAME:  Last Rough Cause / Society’s Rejects
LABEL NAME: Step 1 Music
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.step1music.com/
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Coming in from Japan is the latest release from STIFF SLACK featuring Tokyo heroes AKUTAGAWA and MALEGOAT. Both bands are known for their live shows and are close friends, so this came together out of that. A very limited run of 7”s, You can find this in a ‘White’ and ‘Black’ Half-N-Half record (not pictured), a ‘Kelly Green’ record, as a ‘Milky Clear’ and ‘Deep Purple’ Half-N-Half record (also not pictured) or the super limited ‘Mustard Yellow’ record with ‘Halloween Orange’ splatter. Plus, who doesn’t love all of the cat pictured? Fire up your translator and head over to STIFF SLACK’s website now!

BAND NAME:  Akutagawa / Malegoat
LABEL NAME: Stiff Slack
LABEL WEBSITE: stiffslack.com.

Record of the Week for February 6th, 2015

Weeeee’re back with another eagerly awaited RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog, because VINYL RULES!!!!

The dark minds over at PESANTA URFOLK are here with their latest offering of Drone/Dark/Black Metal by way of this insane double LP from TREPANERINGSRITUALEN and SUTEKH HEXEN!!! Called, ‘One Hundred Year Storm’, this evil thing has metallic silver ink on the labels, a reverse board gatefold jacket with spot UV gloss for a crazy texture/look and even flood printing on the inside of the jacket! Oh, and either ‘Black’ records or over the top ‘White’ and ‘Electric Blue’ Aside/Bside record with ‘Silver’ haze, both a heavy weight set of records. SUTEKH HEXEN has some shows coming up in the near future, but you can get yours over at PESANTA URFOLK today!!!!

BAND NAME: TREPANERINGSRITUALEN
BAND NAME: SUTEKH HEXEN
BAND WEBSITE: http://de-za-kh-a-da-sh-ba-a-ha-v.se/
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.sutekhhexen.org/
LABEL NAME: Pesanta Urfolk
LABEL WEBSITE: http://f-consortium.com/pesanta/ 

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CHUNKSAAH RECORDS is at it again with TIM BARRY’s debut album, just in time for his UK tour which starts in a few weeks! Known as ‘Rivanna Junction’, this is the album that arrived with such presence and confidence, it was clear TIM BARRY was a man steeped in the tradition of folk and country music. There’s a lot more going on here than “just another old guy that used to be in a punk band that now plays an acoustic guitar”. This time around, you can get one of these in a reverse board jacket with either a ‘Milky Clear’ record, the more limited ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Grey’ splatter, or the most limited of them all, the ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Grey’, ‘Bone’ AND ‘Black’ splatter. You know what to do…

BAND NAME: TIM BARRY
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.timbarryrva.com/
LABEL NAME: CHUNKSAAH RECORDS
LABEL WEBSITE: http://chunksaah.com/  
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After over a decade, MASTODON’s debut LP is being repressed on RELAPSE RECORDS! Voted one of the best debut metal albums of all time, 2002’s ‘Remission’ is back and even more glorious, if that’s even possible. On this pressing, the double LP can only be had in the awesome looking ‘Black’ and ‘Grimace Purple’ Half-N-Half set of discs, a printed insert and some slick gold ink spot printed on the jacket. MASTODON is about to start a huge North America/Australia tour, but RELAPSE has got you covered right now!!!!

BAND NAME: Mastodon
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.relapse.com
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Check out the brand new split LP featuring unreleased tracks from Seattle bands SANDRIDER and KINSKI. This vinyl only release on GOOD TO DIE RECORDS caught our eye with its matching jacket and printed inner sleeve, along with the classic ‘Black’ vinyl there’s the ‘Bone’ vinyl with ‘Blood Red’ and ‘Red(ish)’ splatter. Both SANDRIDER and KINSKI are playing a show together sowing up soon so keep tabs on them and GOOD TO DIE!
 

BAND NAME:  Sandrider / Kinski
BAND WEBSITE:  sandrider.bandcamp.com / kinski.net
LABEL NAME: Good to Die Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.goodtodierecords.com
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MEDICAL RECORDS returns to Germany for another piece of the Neue Deutsche Welle story with the reissue of the one and only album by TSE-TSE. Originally pressed in 1983, the archivists over at MEDICAL knew that this record was due to be heard again. Known for the strict attention to detail in replicating the feel of these long out of press records, this album was made with a super thick jacket stock and only ‘Kelly Green’ colored heavy weight records. You will only find TSE-TSE along with a host of other great early electronic LPs at MEDICAL RECORDS….

BAND: Tse-Tse
LABEL: Medical Records
LABEL WEBSITE: medical-records.org

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well known label RISE RECORDS is here with their latest offering from MAKE DO AND MEND! Their third full length album, called ‘Don’t Be Long’, is coming out just in time for their upcoming mini tour. Get a load of the gatefold jacket and printed inner sleeve and all the vinyl colors! Made in either ‘Black’, ‘White’, ‘Blood Red’ or the most limited of them all, the ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Coke Bottle Green’ splatter. It would be a shame if you didn’t go to RISE’s web site and order one of these before they all sold out…

BAND: Make Do And Mend
BAND WEBSITE: http://makedoandmend.me/
LABEL NAME: Rise Records / Stay Close
LABEL WEBSITE: www.riserecord.com

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The Parisian based APRIL77 record label is showcasing one of their more artistic releases ever with the psych rock group THE ENTRANCE BAND! Consisting of two songs on a super limited run of 10” records, each record also comes with some incense picked out by the band matched to the color of record you get! If you order the ‘Baby Pink’ record, you’ll get a ‘May Rose’ incense, if you order the ‘Grimace Purple’ record, you’ll get the ‘Lavender’ incense, and the ‘Bronze’ vinyl gets the ‘Sandalwood / Essential Oils’ incense. Check out APRIL77’s website for all the details, we can’t do it justice on this blog!

BAND: THE ENTRANCE BAND
BAND WEBSITE: www.theentranceband.com
LABEL NAME: APRIL77
LABEL WEBSITE: www.april77.fr

Record of the Week for January 30th, 2015

A short but sweet RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog this time around. Buckle up and get ready for the ride!

Right out of the gate this week is our very own sister company, PIRATES PRESS RECORDS with this killer shaped picture disc from EVIL CONDUCT, with a custom printed PVC bag to boot! This Dutch powerhouse formed in the 80s, but really hit it in the early 2000’s with their debut albums. The A side is their song, “That Old Tattoo” which originally appeared on a 2014 split with GIMP FIST. The B side is a live version of their 1986 demo, “Ultra-Violence”, equally as hard hitting as the A side. There were only 1000 of these made, so you better hit up the PIRATES PRESS RECORDS web store asap. Keep your eye on EVIL CONDUCT’s tour schedule as they’re bound to hit the states soon….

BAND NAME: Evil Conduct
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Evil-Conduct-Official/137898319572260
LABEL NAME: Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://piratespressrecords.com/

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So Cal’s own BLEEDING GOLD RECORDS is here with the debut album from TAPE WAVES, this time available with a Flexi featuring a bonus track! TAPE WAVES is a married duo that plays dream pop sounds. Hailing from Charleston SC, they have been well received by critics far and wide. This time around, BLEEDING GOLD brought you this release with a reverse board jacket, printed inner sleeve and made it avail in either a purist’s favorite ‘Black’ vinyl, or the color that caught our eye, the ‘Cyan’ and ‘Baby Pink’ Aside/Bside variant. TAPE WAVES just finished a So Cal tour, but BLEEDING GOLD has their vinyl available right now!

BAND NAME: TAPE WAVES
BAND WEBSITE: http://tapewaves.tumblr.com/
LABEL NAME: Bleeding Gold Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://bleedinggoldrecords.com/    

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Milwaukee based GOOD LAND RECORDS is blessing your ears and eyes with a split between DWIGHT TWILLEY and JOSH BERWANGER! Yes, the same DWIGHT that you remember from 1975’s “I’m On Fire” and the same JOSH from from indie darlings THE ANNIVERSARY! Check out the reverse board jacket and the ‘Cyan Blue’ vinyl, with or without ‘Halloween Orange’, ‘Silver’ and ‘Kelly Green’ splatter. The splatter version is limited to 100 copies, and they are all hand numbered. DWIGHT TWILLEY has an album coming out later this year on GOOD LAND, so this is somewhat a teaser. JOSH BERWAGER has some SXSW shows this year, but you can listen to this one to get your fix until then….
 

BAND NAME:  Dwight Twilley – Josh Berwanger
BAND WEBSITE:  dwighttwilley.com  –  berwangermusic.com
LABEL NAME: Good Land Records
LABEL WEBSITE: goodlandrecords.com
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Fans on Nerdcore / Nintendocore (yup, it’s a thing) can rejoice because PRESIDENT GATOR just dropped this bomb on you! A split with MINIBOSSES and MEGA RAN, this thing had our inner nerd buzzing. Take a trip back to 1986 with these instrumental rock variations of video game music from Metroid, Catlevania and the like. This 10” comes in only a ‘Cyan Blue’ colored vinyl and is limited to only 250 units! Head over to PRESIDENT GATOR’s website to order one of these before the rest of the internet beats you to it!

BAND: Minibosses / Mega Ran
BAND WEBSITE: http://minibosses.com/ / http://megaran.com/
LABEL: President Gator
LABEL WEBSITE: http://presidentgator.bigcartel.com/

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Formed in 2003 in humble Lima, Ohio – HIT THE LIGHTS is here with their latest release on PURE NOISE RECORDS! Called, “Summer Bones”, this is their fourth full length album. HIT THE LIGHTS is about to start the PURE NOISE Tour UK, but in the mean time you can make your way over to the PURE NOISE website and get one of these so that you already have the songs memorized. With a nice and sturdy reverse board jacket, these were made in either a ‘Blood Red’ and ‘Halloween Orange’ Aside/Bside with ‘Black splatter’, a ‘Orange Crush’ and ‘Black’ half-n-half with ‘Red(ish)’ splatter on the orange side only (not pictured), or the super sick ‘Piss Yellow’, ‘Red(ish)’ and ‘Orange Crush’ tri color striped vinyl! You know what you need to do…

BAND: Hit The Lights
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.hitthelightsmusic.com/
LABEL NAME: Pure Noise Records 
LABEL WEBSITE: http://purenoise.net/ 

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The melodic punk band DWAYNE is here with their debut/self titled album that can only be found on PAPER + PLASTIK. The cover art had us sold before we even saw the awesome vinyl. DWAYNE is a super group of sorts with members from other notable bands and they speak 6 different languages. Check out the printed inner sleeve and the ‘White’ vinyl with ‘Easter Yellow’ and ‘Black’ splatter, or the ‘White’ and ‘Easter Yellow’ Half-n-half vinyl. Rock on DWAYNE!!!

BAND NAME: DWAYNE
LABEL NAME: PAPER + PLASTICK
LABEL WEBSITE: http://paperandplastick.com

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Record of the Week for January 23rd, 2015

Holy cow, what another exciting week here at Pirates Press! As you know, we’re all very proud of what we do here, but this week we’re even more elated since not only did we make 2.5 MILLION records last year, but the local PBS affiliate wrote an awesome article about us and the Vinyl industry in general (check it out here http://bit.ly/1L50oF1 ). Anyways, back to what you came for, another dose of vinyl in this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog…

The Record of the Week this time around is the latest release from the Brooklyn based indie Hip-Hop label, SLICE OF SPICE! What you see here is the 2013 album from DJ SKIZZ, the famous DJ, producer and member of the World Famous Halftime Radio Show on WNYU FM. Already a very popular album in the digital world, SLICE OF SPICE is bringing you ‘BQE: The Brooklyn-Queens Experience’ on vinyl for the first time! With a very limited run, you can buy one of these with either a standard LP jacket and ‘Black’ or a more limited ‘Royal Blue’ colored record, or one of the craziest picture discs we’ve seen in a while! Check out SLICE OF SPICE’s website for more details!!

BAND NAME: DJ Skizz
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/djskizzbeats/info?tab=page_info
LABEL NAME: Slice of Spice
LABEL WEBSITE: http://slice-of-spice.com/

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Celebrating over 20 years of putting out some of the best underground OI! and Punk music around, LONGSHOT MUSIC is here with the latest release from none other than the 45 ADAPTERS!!!! If you drove a truck full of CockSParrer records into a shed full of Otis Redding LPs, the 45 ADAPTERS is what would happen. Their 6th release, ‘Patriots Not Fools’ is Maximum Oi’n’B’ (Blues). Known for very classic but clean art and packaging, LONGSHOT did not disappoint. With a one color PMS printed ‘old style’ jacket, printed inner sleeve and a download card, you can order one of these records in either a purist ‘Black’ color, a ‘White’ colored vinyl or a transparent ‘Royal Blue’ color.

BAND NAME: 45 ADAPTERS
BAND WEBSITE:  http://45adapters.com/
LABEL NAME: LONGSHOT MUSIC
LABEL WEBSITE: www.longshotmusic.com or http://www.piratespressrecords.com/store/

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Tucson based experimental psych band, THE MYRRORS, are here with their latest release on the infamous BEYOND BEYOND IS BEYOND RECORDS! Called ‘Arena Negra’, this is a four track, 42 minute journey into a drone, desert influenced sound. Having waited 5 some years to release the first album they recorded, BEYOND BEYOND waisted no time in making a pretty dramatic packaging. You can order one of these in a standard ‘Black’ color, a ‘Black’ inside ‘Milky Clear’ color-in-color record, or most nuts of all, the ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Bronze’ haze. The BEYOND BEYOND IS BEYOND website is your portal for THE MYRRORS until they get out on tour soon…

 

BAND NAME:  The Myrrors
BAND WEBSITE:  http://beyondbeyondisbeyond.com/the-myrrors
LABEL NAME: Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records 
LABEL WEBSITE:   http://beyondbeyondisbeyond.com/
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NYC based indie record label GRAND JURY is a newer label, but you could’t tell that by this debut LP by AVID DANCER! A nom de musique of Jacob Dillan Summers, who’s drumming virtuoso with national recognition, it’s called ‘1st Bath’ and the band name was painted on in his own blood! (For the art, his actual blood isn’t on the record). That gives you an insight into this alternative album that was made in a reverse board jacket and either a ‘Black’ record (not pictured), or the bloody looking ‘Milky Clear’ record with lots of ‘Oxblood’ splatter. Just head over to GRAND JURY’s website and dive right in or catch AVID DANCER in LA soon…

BAND: Avid Dancer
BAND WEBSITE: :http://aviddancerband.com/
LABEL: Grand Jury
LABEL WEBSITE: http://grandjurymusic.com/

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OI! THE BOAT RECORDS just repressed the OI! supergroup that is OXLEY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS on these killer color combos. If you’re not already familiar with OXLEY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS, then where have you been? Featuring members from The Fatskins, Boot Party, 90 Proof, the Old Firm Casuals, and Rancid, this will have you screaming ‘We Are Legion’ at the top of your lungs. With a fold over jacket, this blistering 7” is avail in a ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Red(ish)’ splatter, or a ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Black’ splatter. Only avail on vinyl (the way it should be), get over to OTB’s website now!

BAND: Oxley’s Midnight Runners
BAND WEBSITE: facebook.com/oxleys-midnight-runners
LABEL NAME: Randale Records (EU)
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.randaleshop.de/
LABEL NAME:Oi! the Boat Records (US)
LABEL WEBSITE: oitheboat.com

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MANHUNT is a female fronted Hardcore Punk band from Brisbane. In a co release with LETHAL DOSE RECORDS, 625 TRASH and RSR, this self titled LP is MANHUNT’s fourth and is a limited run of 500 on vinyl only! MANHUNT is starting up a tour in a few weeks, but in the mean time you can still order one of these at the LETHAL DOSE website (only 16 left at the time of this blog!) with a ‘Black’ inside ‘Milky Clear’ color-in-color record, or look at the already sold out ‘Black’ vinyl. Tick tock….

BAND NAME: Manhunt
BAND WEBSITE: manhuntpunk.bandcamp.com
LABEL NAME: Lethal Dose Records, 625 Thrash, RSR 
LABEL WEBSITE: lethaldoserecords.bandcamp.com, 625thrash.com, rsrec.bigcartel.com

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Last year one band stood out of the rest, it was CONCRETE with their debut EP that was released on limited run vinyl. Now on REBELLION RECORDS, their latest release, ‘Subculture Street Trooper’, contains two brand new tracks by one of the toughest sounding bands out there. Make your way to the REBELLION website to order one of these limited run discs in either a ‘Beer’ colored record with ‘Black’ splatter, or the more limited ‘Dookie Brown’ color. You can even get the deluxe version with a poster!

BAND NAME: Concrete
BAND WEBSITE: www.concreteusa.bigcartel.com
LABEL NAME: Rebellion Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.rebellionrecords.nl

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The Doom metal band from Chicago called BONGRIPPER is celebrating their 10th year of deafening and intense live performances. This wicked record is a split with their friends CONAN and was recently remastered by the bands themselves. Check out the printed inner sleeves and the ‘Dookie Brown’ colored record or the over the top ‘Beer’ and ‘Bronze’ Aside/Bside record with both a opaque ’Red(ish)’ and transparent ‘Blood Red’ splatter. Go to BONGRIPPER’s website and get your ears blown.

BAND NAME: Bongripper
BAND WEBSITE: www.bongripper.com
LABEL NAME: Great Barrier Records

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KINGS KALEIDOSCOPE is a ten piece rock ensemble from Seattle, WA and their known for their Alternative/Orchestral/Gospel sound. Signed to TOOTH & NAIL and manufactured in a partnership with BC MUSIC, this is KINGS KALEIDOSCOPE’s debut release and man, is this thing cool! This double LP is housed in reverse board gatefold jacket with printed inserts, and comes in two configurations. You can either grab a set with a disc one that is ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Grimace Purple’ and ‘Kelly Green’ splatter and a disc two that is ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Halloween Orange’ and ‘Kelly Green’ splatter. The other option is a ‘Deep Purple’ disc one and a ‘Orange Crush’ disc two. Make with the click click and get over to BC’s website post haste!

BAND NAME: Kings Kaleidoscope
BAND WEBSITE:  kingskaleidoscope.com
LABEL NAME: Tooth & Nail, BC Music
LABEL WEBSITE:   Badchristian.com &  toothandnail.com

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The Bay Area’s own CREATOR DESTRUCTOR is back yet again, this time with the epic album from Canada’s own MUTE!!! With more than 450 shows under their belt, MUTE is 100% DIY and shows no signs of stopping soon. If you navigate your browser over the the CREATOR DESTRUCTOR’s website, you can exchange money for a ‘Black’ inside ‘Beer’ color in color record with lots of ‘Black’ and ‘Orange Crush’ splatter, or the very dark and complex ‘Black’ and ‘Orange Crush’ Aside/Bside with ‘Swamp Green’ and ‘Beer’ splatter….

BAND NAME: Mute
BAND WEBSITE: http://mutepunkrock.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Creator Destructor
LABEL WEBSITE: http://creator-destructor.com
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Record of the Week for January 16th, 2015

Wow, what a week here at Pirates Press HQ, so many titles came through this week that the RECORDS OF THE WEEK Blog is bursting at the seams! Here ya go!!

The Record of the Week this week is a super killer box set made in conjunction with the third annual Thirty Three and a Third art show (333: The Half Mark of the Beast) being held at the infamous GALLERY1988 in Los Angeles! Curated once again by DANA LECHTENBERG, the box set is being released in conjunction with the exhibit! With some well known bands performing some of their favorite covers (How about EEL BROS featuring Honus from Man Man and King Cyrus from Hot Karate or NO AGE!?!) you better make your way to the GALLERY1988 website and order one ASAP since it’s a limited run of 400 units. Housed in a slick clam shell case wrapped box, the four large hole 7”s were made in a ‘White’ color, a ‘Bronze’ color and two custom colors (a Spice Brown like color and Warm Orange color). Pair that with the retro styling, sign us up! 

BAND NAME:  Various Artists
BAND WEBSITE: http://manmanbandband.com/
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.hotkaratemusic.com/
BAND WEBSITE: http://noagela.org/
BAND WEBSITE:http://www.andrewjacksonjihad.com/
BAND WEBSITE: http://rozwellkid.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME:  Thirty Three and a Third Art Show
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://nineteeneightyeight.com/

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If you preordered the new FOO FIGHTERS album, “Sonic Highways”, then you’ve probably already laid eyes on this beauty here. This 7” x 7” Flexi Postcard was included on all of the new FOO FIGHTERS’ albums if you preordered it through their website. This Postcard Flexi contains their cover of the ROKY ERICKSON hit from the 70’s, “Two Headed Dog” and this Flexi is the only way to hear it! The FOO FIGHTERS are known for including cool stuff into their records, such as a piece of the 2 inch tape used to record their last album inserted in the LP, and this just goes to show that they are still keeping true to their course! This is why preordering an album has its perks…

 

 

BAND NAME:  Foo Fighters
BAND WEBSITE:  http://www.foofighters.com/
LABEL NAME:  Roswell Records

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Everyone’s favorites punk band NOFX is soon releasing their anticipated followup to band’s 2008’s documentary, BACKSTAGE PASSPORT 2!!! Until that happens, FAT WRECK CHORDS was kind enough to give us the 15 song LP “Backstage Passport Soundtrack” to tide us over. Comprised of odds ’n’ sods that could be heard in the 2008 original, there’s also some remixed and previously unreleased songs. This thing comes with an insert was made in either a purists favorite ‘Black’ vinyl, a ‘Kelly Green’ color with ‘Gold’ splatter, an ‘Oxblood’ color with ‘Gold’ splatter, or the FAT WRECK CHORDS web store exclusive ‘Aqua Blue’ with ‘White’ splatter version that has different labels than all of the other versions… Start re-watching the original BACKSTAGE PASSPORT and listening to this soundtrack on heavy rotation to get yourself ready for the upcoming sequel… Keep up with FAT WRECK for details!!!!

BAND NAME: NOFX
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.nofxofficialwebsite.com/
LABEL NAME: Fat Wreck
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.fatwreck.com/

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POPE is a 3 piece New Orleans band born in the 90’s, and never left. Playing since high school, this is POPE’s debut LP (after their well received EP) called ‘Fiction’ and it delivers the Rock/Indie/Noise sound the band is known for. COMMUNITY RECORDS, the N.O. DIY label with over 50 releases created quite a simple yet compelling package for this debut LP. With a reverse board jacket, this limited run LP was only made in a ‘Grimace Purple’ inside ‘Milky Clear’ colored vinyl. POPE is going to be touring heavily this summer (during school break), but in the mean time, preorders go up on COMMUNITY RECORDS’ website Jan 20th…

BAND NAME: POPE
BAND WEBSITE: http://popeband.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Community Records 
LABEL WEBSITE: http://communityrecords.org/

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If you read this blog regularly, then you’re already familiar with MAGNETIC EYE RECORDS, who is here twice this week! We normally don’t feature represses, but this release was so out of control we couldn’t help ourselves. What you see here is ‘Atlantian’ by SUMMONER, the Boston based 4 piece Stoner Metal band. SUMMONER has plans to record the follow up record this March and is planning on a full tour in the fall, but until then you can go over to MAGNETIC EYE’s website and grab on of these in either a standard ‘Black’ color, the incredible looking ‘Milky Clear’ and ‘Aqua Blue’ Half-N-Half with ‘Silver’ and ‘Bone’ splatter version, or the over the top ‘Black’ inside ‘White’ Color-in-Color version with ‘Orange’ and ‘Grimace Purple’ splatter…

BAND: Summoner
LABEL:  Magnetic Eye Records
LABEL WEBSITE: merhq.net

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Well known Miami natives TORCHE are here with their fourth full length release ‘Restarter’ and of course RELAPSE RECORDS just nailed it with this title! If you like Sludge Metal, then you know TORCHE, you know that this is their first record in over three year. They’re touring right now and are leaving for an EU tour this spring, but in the mean time you can order one of these from the RELAPSE website and get ready to have your pants blown off… We’ll start off with the gatefold jacket with glow in the dark ink, this double LP has an etched D side and comes in either a standard ‘Black’ color or a ’Silver’ color set of discs. Oh, did we forget to mention that the deluxe version of this will have GLOW IN THE DARK records!?! Stay tunes to the RELAPSE website for more details…

BAND NAME: Torche
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.torchemusic.com/
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.relapse.com/

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With the ambitious goal of topping themselves each year, TAKE THIS TO HEART RECORDS seems to be on the right path with this latest release from FOSSIL YOUTH! Called ‘Intertwined With You”, this Emo/Pop 7” is the third release for FOSSIL YOUTH and the second on TAKE THIS TO HEART. With a limited run, this 45 comes with an insert and can be had in either a ‘Black’ color, a solid ‘Bone’ color, or the cool looking ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Black’ and ‘Bone’ splatter version. Go order one of these ASAP at TAKE THIS TO HEART’s website or hold steady as FOSSIL YOUTH is about to announce a full US tour coming up….

BAND NAME: Fossil Youth
BAND WEBSITE: www.fossilyouth.com
LABEL NAME: Take This To Heart Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.takethistoheartrecords.com

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Canada’s own PAPER BAG RECORDS is here with the third album from the alt rockers BORN RUFFIANS! Originally released in 2013, this album earned the band a Juno Award Nomination for Breakthrough Group of the Year. Known as “Birthmarks”, this color combination was just too cool not to share with y’all. Made on a super thick jacket stock with a printed innersleeve, this pie slice tricolor record is made of ‘Kelly Green’, ‘Piss Yellow’ and a CUSTOM ‘Pink’ colored vinyl! You will probably never see this color combination again! BORN RUFFIANS are working on an album, but PAPER BAG RECORDS has these for you to order right now!

BAND NAME: Born Ruffians
BAND WEBSITE: www.bornruffians.com
LABEL NAME: Paper Bag Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.paperbagrecords.com

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A staple of the Bay Area Hardcore/Punk scene, SABERTOOTH ZOMBIE has been killing it for over 12 years and has more than 15 records under their belt! We at Pirates Press are proud to say that this is the 8th record we’ve pressed of SABERTOOTH ZOMBIE with our friends over at TWELVE GAUGE RECORDS! This is their latest offering called, “Human Performance IV” and TWELVE GAUGE did it up! Check out the reverse board fold over jacket which contains either a ‘Halloween Orange’ with ‘Black’ splatter record, a more limited ‘Kelly Green’ and ‘Deep Purple’ Half-N-Half record with ‘White’ splatter or the most limited of them all, the ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Deep Purple’ splatter record. Hit up the TWELVE GAUGE website for more info…

BAND NAME: Sabertooth Zombie
BAND WEBSITE: www.myspace.com/sabertoothzombie
LABEL NAME: Twelve Gauge
LABEL WEBSITE: http://tgrex.com

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ANIMAL MANUFACTURING CO. is here with the breakout/acclaimed EP from RECOVER for the first time on vinyl!! Originally released in 2002, this 10” is called “Ceci N’est Pas Recover” and was said to be a game changer for the band and the scene itself. ANIMAL MANUFACTURING made sure this first time on vinyl release was worth the wait, staring out with a silky smooth matte laminated gatefold jacket and featuring either a solid ‘Gold’ colored record, a very subtle ‘Oxblood’ and ‘Milky Clear’ Aside/Bside record, or the trippy and most limited if them all, the ‘Electric Blue’ record with ‘Cyan’ haze. The band was very adamant that the artwork contains lots of NSFW picture of naked zombie girls (how can you argue with that?), but you’ll have to grab one of these to see what we’re talking about…

BAND NAME: Recover
BAND WEBSITE:  https://www.facebook.com/RECOVERtx
LABEL NAME: Animal Manufacturing Co.
LABEL WEBSITE:  https://www.facebook.com/AnimalManufacturing

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Check out this killer vinyl only available from GOOD FIGHT MUSIC, the latest contribution from Metal powerhouse WITHIN THE RUINS! Called “Phenomena”, this is the 4th full length album and lyrically, each song was inspired by Marvel and DC comic book characters (you have to check out the cross over artwork made for each song). WITHIN THE RUINS is about to jet off to Germany for a tour before coming back state side, but if you navigate your way over to GOOD FIGHT MUSIC’s website, you can order one of these beauties. Including a download card and nice printed insert, these were made in either a ‘Cyan Blue’ color or the more limited and artwork inspired ‘Electric Blue’ with ‘Aqua Blue’ and ‘Olive Green’ splatter color. Get some!

BAND NAME: Within The Ruins
BAND WEBSITE: www.withintheruinsofficial.com
LABEL NAME: eOne/Good Fight Music
LABEL WEBSITE: http://us.eonemusic.com | http://www.goodfightmusic.com 

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REBEL SOUND is here with the latest album from Austin’s own SNIPER 66! These street punk masterminds are displaying their talents on their second album called “Caput Lupinum”. This is the first time this album has been available on vinyl and REBEL SOUND only made 250 units. This bad boy comes with a printed innersleeve, a poster and was only made in ‘Blood Red’ and ‘Gold’ Half-N-Half with ‘Black’ splatter. SNIPER 66 will be at Punk Rock Bowling this year before wandering around other parts of the US creating chaos. Until then, hit up REBEL SOUND for your copy today!

BAND NAME: Sniper 66
BAND WEBSITE: www.Sniper66.com
LABEL NAME: Rebel Sound
LABEL WEBSITE: www.rebelsoundrecords.com
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Minneapolis based noise record label LEARNING CURVE RECORDS has put together a compilation album of new bands that’s been labeled NSFE (Not Safe For Ears). Officially called “The Butchers Waltz Vol. 2”, this vinyl only release is limited to 300 copies! Featuring STNNNG, BLACKLISTERS, BLACKTHRONE and HEY COLOSSUS, this LP came with a download card and insert. There are three versions of the vinyl, the ‘Halloween Orange’ record with ‘Aqua Blue’ and ‘Doublemint Green’ splatter, the ‘White’ inside ‘Sea Blue’ colored record or the ‘Sea Blue’ and ‘Blood Red’ Half-N-Half record. Best hurry before all 300 are gone…

BAND NAME: Various Artists
LABEL NAME: Learning Curve Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.learningcurverecords.com
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With their second showing this week alone, MAGNETIC EYE RECORDS is here this time with another out of control release by ELEPHANT TREE! Hailing from Northern England, this is the debut album by ELEPHANT TREE and it’s crazy to think they played their first show less than a year ago! Called ‘Thea’, this Stoner Metal record has a nice reverse board jacket and came in one of three spectacular color combinations. Head over to MAGNETIC EYE’s website and grab yourself either a ‘’Black’ inside Halloween Orange’ Color-In-Color record, a ‘Coke Bottle’ with ‘Royal Blue’ splatter record, or the top dog, the ‘Grimace Purple’ / ‘Bone’ / ‘Aqua Blue’ tricolor pie slice record! Beat that!!!

BAND NAME: Elephant Tree
LABEL NAME: Magnetic Eye Records
LABEL WEBSITE: merhq.net

Record of the Week for January 9th, 2015

Happy New Years everyone! I hope everyone else is looking forward to 2015 as much as we are! Here’s the first of many RECORD OF THE WEEK Blogs for this year ….

The first ROTW out of the gate is none other those creative dynamos over at SPARTAN RECORDS! Just take a look at all of the variations here, it’s no wonder why SPARTAN is always a top contender. This time around it’s with MAE, the Virginian-based quintet that has been rocking it since 2003. Finally coming out of a several year hiatus, ‘Destination: B-Sides’ is the first ever vinyl release of their 2004 album. This album features new, unreleased and live tracks from MAE. SPARTAN really went all out on this release, starting with the reverse board gatefold jacket (regular reverse board jacket for the standard version) and just keeps getting crazier. Lets start with the ‘Black’ vinyl with ‘White’ splatter version; or the ‘White’ vinyl with ‘Black’ splatter version; the ‘White’ vinyl with ‘Blood Red’, ‘Orange Crush’, ‘Piss Yellow’, ‘Kelly Green’, ‘Royal Blue’ and ‘Deep Purple’ splatter version; the ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Black’ Pinwheels (super cool); the ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Blood Red’, ‘Orange Crush’, ‘Piss Yellow’, ‘Kelly Green’, ‘Royal Blue’ and ‘Deep Purple’ splatter; or lastly the solid ‘Cyan Blue’ colored version. If you can’t make it out to catch MAE on tour right now, then at least make your way to the SPARTAN RECORDS website and order one of these….

BAND NAME:  Mae
BAND WEBSITE:  whatismae.com
LABEL NAME:  Spartan Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  spartanrecords.com

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This is the the third release from Atlanta based BOOK CLUB and their label THE COTTAGE RECORDING CO. made sure this epic album got the packaging it deserves! This album was recorded with all six musicians set up in one room facing each other and tracked everything live at the famous Glow in the Dark studios. Called ‘One-Way Moon’, this is a very limited (250 units only) hand numbered soon to be sold out collectible. Check out the matte laminated jacket with gold foil, the printed insert and the ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Black’ splatter. Talk about vision executed! Catch BOOK CLUB on one of their upcoming appearances or even better, order one of these before it’s too late and you have to wait for the repress!

BAND: Book Club
BAND WEBSITE: http://bookclubtheband.com 
LABEL: The Cottage Recording Co. / Bear Kids Recordings
LABEL WEBSITE:  https://www.facebook.com/theCottage.atl / http://bearkidsrecordings.com

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Folk Punk Hero FRANZ NICOLAY is here with his latest release, ’To Us, The Beautiful’, which comes from a Ukrainian toast that goes, “To us, the beautiful–and to those who disagree, may their eyes fall out.” This is a special release from SILVER SPROCKET (NA) and XTRA MILE RECORDS (EU) and shows off the myriad of influences that you’ll find on this FRANZ album. The band is hitting the road on a Canadian / East Coast tour soon, but in the mean time you can find one of these in a nice reverse board jacket, and either a ‘Royal Blue’ inside ‘Milky Clear’ color-in-color record, a ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Royal Blue’ Haze (not pictured), or the extremely limited solid ‘Silver’ color.

BAND NAME: Franz Nicolay 
BAND WEBSITE: http://franznicolay.com/
LABEL NAME: Silver Sprocket (North America) / Xtra Mile Recordings (Europe)
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.silversprocket.net / http://www.xtramilerecordings.com

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Back with their second full length album is the instrumental 3 piece from Chicago called TO DESTROY A CITY and man this thing is slick! Put out by n5MD, this album was named as one of the top 10 post rock albums of 2014 by Stationary Travels. Called ‘SUNLESS’, this double LP comes in a super sturdy jacket, includes a download card and can be found in a standard ‘Black’ vinyl, or the jacket artwork inspired ‘Halloween Orange’ and ‘Red(ish)’ Aside/Bside with ‘Black’ splatter. The splatter version is limited and since TO DESTROY A CITY isn’t on tour at the moment, your only fix will come from making your way to the n5MD website and ordering one today!

BAND: To Destroy A City
BAND WEBSITE: http://todestroyacity.com/
LABEL:  n5MD
LABEL WEBSITE: http://n5md.com

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The Philadelphia based independent record label LAME-O RECORDS is here with their latest release which is a Indie Punk comp called ‘Strength In Weakness: A Six Way Split’. All of the proceeds for this comp are going to the Philly chapter of United Cerebral Palsy and this is the one and only time too get this because it will never be pressed again! With only 500 units made, you can purchase one of these in either a ‘Grimace Purple’ colored record, the more limited ‘Sea Blue’ color, or the much more limited and super cool Black’ and ‘Ultra Clear’ Half-N-Half record. If you make your way to the LAME-O website you can check it out and stay tuned as there are rumors of an upcoming release show…

BAND NAME: Modern Baseball/Spraynard/The Weaks/Beach Slang/Hurry/Marietta
LABEL NAME: Lame-O Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.lameorecords.com www.facebook.com/LameORecords

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JIMMY FRANKS RECORDING COMPANY is here with the latest offering from THE BLOODHOUND GANG!! Yes, they are working on a new LP coming out later this year and this is a teaser with a song about “…dudes becoming terrorists because girls don’t like them”. Called ‘American Bitches’, this killer 7” was made with ‘White’ vinyl and ‘Red(ish)’ and ‘Aqua Blue’ splatter and of course the cover art is hilarious. Head over to the BLOODHOUND GANG website and order this or some other awesome stuff, including collectors plates (yes, like the Elvis one’s your grandma has). Do it!

BAND NAME: Bloodhound Gang
BAND WEBSITE: bloodhoundgang.com
LABEL NAME: Jimmy Franks Recording Company

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Hailing from Cleveland Ohio, the metal band AFFIANCE is celebrating their first Billboard Top 200 debut with’Blackout’. Reigning in the powerful midwest attitude, AFFIANCE combines elements that tear from the sleeve of metal legends with powerful guitar riffs and soaring vocals. In the middle of a tour as we speak, their label BULLET TOOTH really did this release justice as you can tell from the picture. Made in either an ‘Ultra Clear’ variation, the more limited ‘White’ and ‘Gold’ Aside/Bside or the very limited and audiophile’s favorite, classic ‘Black’. If you can’t make it out to one of the AFFIANCE shows in your area, then click your way over to the BULLET TOOTH website….

BAND NAME: Affiance
BAND WEBSITE: www.Facebook.com/AffianceMusic
LABEL NAME: Bullet Tooth
LABEL WEBSITE: http://bullettooth.com/

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Touring since 2007 and garnering a cult underground following, GLADIATORS EAT FIRE are back with their 4th studio release, which is only available on vinyl :) Coming out on AILVE & BREATHING RECORDS, this vinyl only affair will show you what Cascadian Desert Core is all about! Called ‘Avant Garage’, this is available with a matte laminated jacket, a matte insert and dropcards and you can get either an ‘Electric Blue’ with ‘Red’ splatter or the extremely limited classic ‘Black’ version. You can catch GLADIATORS EAT FIRE in Seattle in February…

BAND NAME: Gladiators Eat Fire
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.gladiatorseatfire.com
LABEL NAME: Alive & Breathing Records
LABEL WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/aliveandbreathingrecords

Record of the Week for December 19th, 2014

Well, it’s the last RECORD OF THE WEEK for 2014. We hope you all have a good holidays, but fear not, we’ll be back at it again next year!!

The Bay Area’s own CREATOR-DESTRUCTOR RECORDS is killing it with the latest release from ATLAS LOSING GRIP!   ailing from Lund, Sweden, the Metallic Punk Rock 5-Piece have certainly outdone themselves on their ambitious new full-length LP, “Currents”. This is the third release from ATLAS LOSING GRIP, and they have done an impressive job in progressing their heavy-metal influenced melodic punk sound throughout these 14 brand new tracks (an hour plus of music!).  This double LP was made on heavy weight 180 gram vinyl in a gatefold reverse board jacket, with a download card included!  And the vinyl colors are pretty crazy too!  Customers have the option of an ‘Electric Blue’ and ’Sea Blue’ Aside/Bside version with lots of ‘White’ splatter, or the more limited ‘White’ Version with lots of ‘Black’, ‘Grey’ and ‘Sea Blue’ splatter. If you can’t make it out to ATLAS LOSING GRIP’s European tour in 2015, then you best make your way to the CREATOR-DESTRUCTOR website and get one, like today!

BAND NAME:  Atlas Losing Grip
BAND WEBSITE:  https://www.facebook.com/atlaslosinggrip?fref=ts
LABEL NAME:  Creator-Destructor Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.creator-destructor.com 

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DIGNIFIED BASTARD is dedicated to preserving classic NYHC (New York Hard Core) and they’re staying true to their cause with this, the 20th anniversary repressing of VISION OF DISORDER’s ground breaking debut 7”, this time as a 12” with three bonus tracks! Called “Still”, this is the first time V.O.D. has been available on vinyl in 15 years! Made to match the artwork, there are six variations of this record, with either a ‘Black’ (not pictured) record, a ‘Bone’ with ‘Aqua Blue’ haze record, a ‘Orange Crush’ with ‘Aqua Blue’ Aside/Bside, a ‘Cyan Blue’ and ‘Coke Bottle’ Aside/Bside with ‘Black’ splatter version, a ‘Grey’ colored record with ‘Aqua Blue’, ‘Halloween Orange’ and ‘Black’ splatter version, or finally the ‘Mustard’ colored version. Head over to DIGNIFIED’s website and order before you have to wait another 15 years for a repress….

BAND: Vision Of Disorder
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/VisionOfDisorder
LABEL:  Dignified Bastard
LABEL WEBSITE: www.DignifiedBastard.com

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LIGHT & NOISE RECORDS is a relatively new record label from Mexico City, but they’re not new to the Mexican Punk/Indie scene. TUNGAS has been around for 10 years and together, they have release this rad Punk Rock masterpiece! Called “Vamos Perdiendo El Corazón”, this is their first vinyl release. A very simple yet awesome jacket holds one of four different colored records. Either the very limed ‘Black’ version, the limited ’White’ version, the somewhat limited ‘Grey’ with ‘Black’ haze version, or the ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Black’ and ‘White’ splatter version. You better get ready for TUNGAS’ south american tour starting in early 2015 or else hit up the LIGHT & NOISE website where you can stream the record or order one right now!

BAND NAME: Tungas
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/Tungaspunkrock & https://twitter.com/tungaspunkrock
LABEL NAME: Light & Noise Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://lightandnoiserecords.com/

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TOFU CARNAGE RECORDS is a small independently run label from Texas, but they brought it big time with the debut LP from SANS SOLEIL! Called “A Holy Land Beneath A Godless Sky”, this dark instrumental psychedelic drone doom is all instrumental and features a Viola as the lead instrument. And the packaging, where do we start? For this limited run, TOFU CARNAGE went with a die cut matte laminated jacket with selective use of spot gloss for that added dimension, a matte laminated printed inner sleeve that peeks through the die cut, and a ‘Blood Red’ and ‘Deep Purple’ Aside/Bside lots of ‘Baby Blue’ splatter. SANS SOLEIL is going out on tour in 2015, but TOFU CARNAGE is ready for you now!

BAND: Sans Soleil
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sans-Soleil/
LABEL:  Tofu Carnage Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://tofucarnage.com/

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THE MYLENE SHEATH are here once again with another killer release! For this release, it’s HEIRESS with their second release called “Of Great Sorrow”. This hardcore/post metal band has a sold out show coming up in January at the infamous Roxy in L.A., but in the mean time you can grab one of these bad boys from THE MYLENE SHEATH. With a metallic PMS printed jacket and crazy vinyl to match, grab one of these in either a ‘Gold’ and ‘Grey’ Aside/Bside, or the more limited and very subtle ‘Gold’ inside ‘Beer’ Color-In-Color or the equally limited ‘Grey’ inside ‘Milky Clear’ Color-In-Color with ‘Gold’ splatter. Talk about hitting the nail on the head!

BAND NAME: Heiress
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/Heiressy
LABEL NAME: The Mylene Sheath
LABEL WEBSITE: www.mylenesheath.com

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PANIC STATE RECORDS, the New Jersey based vinyl only record label, is here with the debut album from NJ/Philly’s own THE GREAT EXPLAINER! A self titled album, this punk/hardcore band has been around since 2008 and is currently booking shows in the spring, but in the mean time hot up PANIC STATE’s website and grab on of these reverse board wrapped records in either a ‘Red(ish)’ and ‘Yellow’ Aside/Bside color with ‘Black’ splatter, a ‘Yellow’ with ‘Red(ish)’ haze version, or the very limited and purist favorite, ‘Black’ vinyl. You know what to do….`

BAND NAME: The Great Explainer
BAND WEBSITE: http://thegreatexplainer.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Panic State Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.panicstaterecords.com/

Record of the Week for December 12th, 2014

Here we are once again with another short but very sweet Vinyl filled RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!

SPARTAN RECORDS is back at it with their latest release from those alt rockers SULLIVAN! Called “Heavy Is The Head”, it’s their third release having just returned from a 7 year hiatus, where the band has come full circle and created the strongest and most realized album in the band’s discography. And it’s no wonder SPARTAN is consistently on the blog because this 12 inch is INSANE!! Let’s start off with the reverse board jacket and a 12 page booklet insert, SPARTAN went all out on the vinyl colors. There is of course a ‘Black’ version, the ’Swamp Green’ version, then we have the ‘Gold’ and ‘Bone’ AsideBside with ‘Yellow’ and ‘White’ splatter version, the ‘Doublemint’ and ’Swamp Green’ with ‘White’, ‘Kelly Green’ and ‘Cokebottle’ splatter version, and finally the ‘Swamp Green’ and ‘Orange Crush’ AsideBside with ‘Gold’, ‘Dookie Brown’ and ‘Beer’ splatter version. There were only a limited number of these discs, so you better get over to SPARTAN’s website ASAP!

BAND NAME: Sullivan
BAND WEBSITE:  facebook.com/wearesullivan
LABEL NAME: Spartan Records
LABEL WEBSITE: spartanrecords.com

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We here at PIRATES PRESS are very excited for our own PIRATES PRESS RECORDS newest offering, the RANCID DJ BOX set! This box set consolidates all of the RANCID essentials, which is 46 7”s encompassing nearly all of RANCID’s songs before their latest record came out packed neatly into a custom RANCID dj box. Plus, we’ve also added they latest record, “Honor Is All We Know” and the accompanying 7” “Turn In Your Badge” to the package. All you hard core RANCID Vinyl fans will be extra excited, because it’s on sale right now!!! Get Some!

BAND: Rancid
BAND WEBSITE: http://rancidrancid.com/
LABEL: Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.piratespressrecords.com
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.machetemfg.com/rancid.html

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ENJOY THE RIDE RECORDS is here rereleasing the the freshman album from CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR! This 2006 release is called “The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch’ and is what launched them into the lime light. They just finished the VANS Warped Tour, but if you head over to ENJOY THE RIDE’s website, you can pick up one of these spectacular reissues. This time around, it’s available in a gatefold jacket with either ‘Sea Blue’ and ‘Hot Pink’ Half-N-Half vinyl, ‘Sea Blue’ and ‘Hot Pink’ Half-N-Half with ‘Grey’ splatter vinyl, ‘Sea Blue’ and ‘Hot Pink’ Half-N-Half with ‘White’ splatter vinyl, or the very limited ‘Milky Clear’ with ’Sea Blue’, ‘Hot Pink’ and ‘Black’ splatter version.

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BAND: Cute Is What We Aim for
BAND WEBSITE: www.cuteiswhatweaimfor.com
LABEL:  ENJOY THE RIDE RECORDS
LABEL WEBSITE: www.EnjoyTheRideRecords.com

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Continuing their series that started in 1988, AMPHETAMINE REPTILE RECORDS is back with the 13th installment of their DOPE, GUNS & FUCKING IN THE STREETS compilation. This vinyl only comp features some of the best Noise bands around, like BIG BUSINESS and FEEDTIME among others. The jacket is reverse board and is a TRIPLE gatefold holding three 7” records. AMPHETAMINE made this in two variations. The first has a ‘Black’ colored record 1, a ‘Bone’ colored record 2, and a ‘Red(ish)’ colored disc 3. The other variation has a ‘Red(ish) and ‘Black’ Half-N-Half record 1, a Bone’ and ‘Black’ Half-N-Half record 2, and the third disc is ‘Bone’ and ‘Red(ish)’ Half-N-Half record. Here’s to another 13 volumes of AMPHETAMINE REPTILE’s long running series!

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BAND: Dope, Guns & Fucking In The Streets Vol. 13
LABEL:  Amphetamine Reptile Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.amphetaminereptile.com/

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The Japanese label LIKE A FOOL RECORDS has just come out with a split featuring KMKMS and PEELINGWARDS! This vinyl only alt/hardcore split is the first release for KMKMS and the second release (after a 4 song demo) for PEELINGWARDS and their collective distorted sound is sure to be the next big thing to come out of Japan. LIFE A FOOL really pulled out all the stops on this 7”, with a glue pocket jacket and insert, and features either a ‘Highlighter Yellow’ with ‘Black’ splatter version, a ’Sea Blue’ version, of the very limited and very subtle ‘Easter Yellow’ inside ‘White’ color-in-color version….

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BAND NAME: Peelingwards
BAND WEBSITE: http://peelingwards.tumblr.com/
BAND NAME: Kmkms
BAND WEBSITE: https://soundcloud.com/kmkms
LABEL NAME: Like A Fool Records
LABEL WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/likeafoolrecords

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Australian EVP RECORDINGS is here with a fantastic repress of KING PARROT’s debut LP “Bite Your Head Off”!! KING PARROT is a soon to be infamous Punk/Thrash/Metal/Grind band also hailing from Australia and recently played the Horrorcore fest in Austin and just embarked on a US tour. This reissue was done right, with a thick gatefold jacket featuring spot UV printing and gold ink, an insert and decorative Obi strip and was made on heavy weight ‘Blood Red’ vinyl with loads if ‘Black’ and ‘White’ splatter. Better catch KING PARROT on tour or you’ll be sorry….

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BAND NAME: King Parrot
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.facebook.com/kingparrotband
LABEL NAME: EVP Recordings
LABEL WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/EvpRecordings

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The newly formed underground label TERROR CULT RECORDS is here with their first release, and boy is it a doosey. Formed in 2009, the Punk/Hardcore band CLASSHOLE is here with their self titled debut album, currently ONLY available on vinyl. CLASSHOLE features members from other notable New Orleans bands like EYEHATEGOD and CLEARLIGHT to name a few. TEEROR CULT brought it with a simple but elegant package that shows all other aspiring labels that you can kill it on your first release. Available in either the purist favorite, ‘Black’ vinyl, they also stepped out and made a ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Blood Red’ splatter. CLASSHOLE is going to be touring in 2015, so keep an eye out…

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BAND: CLASSHOLE
BAND WEBSITE: classhole.bandcamp.com
LABEL: TERROR CULT RECORDS
LABEL WEBSITE: fullofhate504@gmail.com