The Fall Of Troy – “Manipulator”
Back as promised, with a virtual cornucopia of color vinyl for you to feast your eyes upon in this week’s Record of the Week blog!
ENJOY THE RIDE RECORDS created an absolute stunner with this reissue of Mathcore kings THE FALL OF TROY’s “Manipulator” LP! The trio is known for their technically intricate style, unorthodox song structures, and energetic stage presence, all of which are highly represented on this LP, originally released in 2007. Wrapped in a gatefold jacket with reverse board finish, this double LP came in a bunch of crazy color configurations. There is the set where record one is ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Red(ish)’, ‘Baby Pink’ and ‘Baby Blue’ splatter, while record two is ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘White’ and ‘Gold’ splatter. Another set has record one being ‘Red(ish)’ and ‘Baby Blue’ AsideBside with ‘Baby Pink’ splatter and the second record is ‘Black’ and ‘Gold’ AsideBside with ‘White’ splatter. Then, the rarest of them all, the ‘Ultra Clear’ and ‘Easter Yellow’ Half-N-Half record one with an ‘Ultra Clear’ and ‘White’ Half-N-Half disc two. The question is, which one will you order from ENJOY THE RIDE?
BAND NAME: The Fall Of Troy
BAND WEBSITE: www.Thefalloftroy.com
LABEL NAME: Enjoy The Ride Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.EnjoyTheRideRecords.com
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Formed in 2010, as an all-star lineup of Brooklyn’s finest hardcore and underground bands, like Uppercut, Breakdown, Alone in a Crowd, and Killing Time/Raw Deal, among others, Brooklyn’s KINGS DESTROY are named after the infamous graffiti crew of the same name. HYDRO-PHONIC RECORDS is bringing you their second LP, “A Time of Hunting” and is bringing it hard! Wrapped in a gatefold jacket, you can grab one of these in either a solid ‘Bronze’ color, or the VERY limited ‘Bronze’ and ‘Aqua Blue’ AsideBside loaded with ‘Mustard Yellow’, ‘Easter Yellow’ and ‘Gold’ splatter. The KINGS just finished a tour, but HYDRO-PHONICS has you covered!
BAND NAME: Kings Destroy
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.kingsdestroy.com
LABEL NAME: Hydro-Phonic Records
LABEL WEBSITE: hydro-phonicrecords.com
Grinding Death Metal fans can rejoice in splendor because ABYSS’ debut album is here, courtesy of the ever-reliable, 20 BUCK SPIN label. Following a couple demos over the last few years, “Heretical Anatomy” is finally here and ready to destroy your ear drums! ABYSS has a western US tour in the planning stages for this summer, but in the meantime you can head over to 20 BUCK’s website and order yourself one of there super sturdy jackets holding either a pure ‘Black’ record, the over the top ‘Black’-inside-‘Grey’-inside-‘White’ color-in-color(-in color) record, or the very limited ‘Bone’ record, coated in ‘Blood Red’ splatter! Hopefully you still have a chance to grab one of those tri-colors!
BAND NAME: ABYSS
BAND WEBSITE: abyss666.bandcamp.com
LABEL NAME: 20 Buck Spin
LABEL WEBSITE: www.20buckspin.com
TKO RECORDS is teaming up with their friends at COBRASIDE DISTRIBUTION and reaching back into our catalog to bring you an old favorite that has never been available on vinyl for UNTIL NOW for RSD 2015! Just in time for the 15th anniversary of the FILTHY THIEVING BASTARDS “Our Fathers Sent Us”!!! The folk punk powerhouse is planning a west coast US tour that starts in a few days, but you might as well get in line now at your favorite record store to pick up one of these on RSD in either a solid ‘Halloween Orange’ or the super rare, not-sure-how-you’ll-find-it ‘Halloween Orange’ and ‘Bone’ AsideBside version…
BAND NAME: Filthy Thieving Bastards
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Filthy-Thieving-Bastards/95955161121
LABEL NAME: TKO Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.tkorecords.com
JJURASSIC POP RECORDS is bringing you the latest from the PFARMERS! Made up of Danny Seim (Menomena), Bryan Devendorf (The National), and Dave Nelson (Sufjan Stevens’ band), this indie rock / synth pop band’s debut album was made in a very limited number. There are the ‘Kelly Green’ colored units and the subtle ‘Kelly Green’ inside ‘Electric Blue’ color in color version. The ‘Ultra Limited’ edition of 50 comes with seed bomb sculpture handmade by Chicago artist Edward Cabral. Get yours at JURASSIC POP’s website today!
BAND NAME: Pfarmers
LABEL NAME: Jurassic Pop
LABEL WEBSITE: www.jurassicpoprecords.com
We just had to share this awesome THOR picture disc with you. One of the pioneers of ’80s Argentinean heavy metal, THOR’s album “El Pacto”, is now available in stunning picture disc glory!! The ONLY way to get one of these is by contacting UTTERLY SOMBER through Facebook if you want to get one…
BAND NAME: THOR
LABEL NAME: UTTERLY SOMBER
LABEL WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Utterly-Somber/173940482673514
Propelled by the stunning guitar heroics of brothers Pete and Jake Adams, Virginia’s VALKYRIE returns after a five-year hiatus to deliver “Shadows,” one of the year’s best guitar-driven, heavy rock records. Jam packed with harmonized leads, rich solos and melodic, blues-based riffs, VALKYRIE sounds like the perfect blend of Thin Lizzy and Saint Vitus. Of course, RELAPSE RECORDS absolutely murdered it with this long-time-coming release. There is the standard ‘Black’ record, the solid ‘Silver’ ones, our favorite the ‘Bone’ and ‘Bronze’ AsideBside version, or the ‘Ultra Clear’ version. If you read this blog, you probably already have RELAPSE’s website bookmarked…
BAND NAME: Valkyrie
BAND WEBSITE: http://valkyrieband.com/
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.relapse.com/
That’s all folks! See you this time next week….