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
———————————— Honorable Mentions ———————————————
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
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/
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/
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
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/