TSOL – “Trigger Complex”
Rise Records is finishing the year out strong on this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK blog!!!
Formed in 1978, TSOL has carved its legacy into the punk and hardcore scene. When powerhouse RISE RECORDS announced the band’s new record (their 11th studio album!), “Trigger Complex,” fans rejoiced for the first new music from the band in 8 years. “Trigger Complex” is released at a perfect point as the band’s politically charged music comes at a time of political turbulence. Whether it’s the “ULTRA CLEAR,” BLACK & “BLOOD RED” HALF-N-HALF, or the “BLOOD RED” & “ULTRA CLEAR” HALF-N-HALF with BLACK SPLATTER vinyl, you can’t go wrong with any choice!
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New York City sludge/doom/drone trio UNEARTHLY TRANCE re-emerge from the shadows with ‘Stalking the Ghost’, their six full-length recording and first album in over seven years. An esoteric ritual of seismic doom, ‘Stalking the Ghost’ taps into the darkest realms of the occult over the course of seven tracks that reek of utter despair. Forming a balance between slow-churning maelstrom and spine-chilling harmony, wrapped beneath a blackened cloud of rumbling feedback, UNEARTHLY TRANCE sound more powerful and exploratory than ever before. Hit up the metal masters over at RELAPSE RECORDS an preorder one, NOW!
Post-hardcore mainstays DANCE GAVIN DANCE saw a quick rise to fame on the back of its charismatic, enigmatic, and embattled frontman Jonny Craig along with its ability to craft jazz and math rock-infused music while utilizing Craig’s soulful vocals. “Downtown Battle Magic II” was released in 2011 and saw the original lineup of Dance Gavin Dance reform for its fourth studio album under RISE RECORDS. This repress includes a WHITE & “BABY BLUE” HALF-N-HALF and “ULTRA CLEAR” & “BABY BLUE” HALF-N-HALF with BLACK SPLATTER that diehard fans will be flocking to get! Catch band on tour this February and March with CHON or grab one from the RISE RECORDS webstore!
When Tyler Carter left his old metalcore act, Woe, Is Me, to form and front ISSUES, there was an immediate excitement over what the gifted vocalist could produce. The hard rock band self-released an EP entitled “Black Diamonds” and then put together “Diamond Dreams,” a collection of acoustic versions of Issues songs. Over the past few years, Issues has gained a massive following under the RISE RECORDS banner balancing Carter’s R&B-style vocals with its blending of metalcore, nu-metal, and hard rock. This repress of BLACK & “ULTRA CLEAR” and BLACK & GREY HALF-N-HALF vinyl variants is a must-have for ISSUES fans.
DANCE GAVIN DANCE’s struggles with embattled frontman Jonny Craig led to his departure and made way for current vocalist Tillian Pearson to front the band. Released in 2015, “Instant Gratification” is the band’s sixth studio album on independent rock label RISE RECORDS which continued to showcase the band’s unique post-hardcore and math rock influences. Having developed a strong core fanbase through its relentless touring and one-of-a-kind songs, Dance Gavin Dance continue to sell out tours and its vinyl! This repress has WHITE & “DOUBLEMINT” HALF-N-HALF and “ULTRA CLEAR” & “DOUBLEMINT” HALF-N-HALF with BLACK SPLATTER available now for fans to purchase!
“Unconditional” marked the most successful for release of Dallas, TX metalcore act MEMPHIS MAY FIRE, selling 27,000 units first week and ranking #4 on Billboard for its release week and making it one of RISE RECORDS’ highest charting releases to date. The deluxe edition contains four new songs that fans will be sure to love. Get a look at that “ULTRA CLEAR” & “DOUBLEMINT” HALF-N-HALF with OXBLOOD SPLATTER vinyl! Pick one up from Rise Records today!
We’ve got one more special Record of the Week blog for ya next week!