Senses Fail – “In Your Absence”
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PURE NOISE RECORDS just dropped this acoustic EP from New Jersey post-hardcore legends SENSES FAIL! With a silk screened B side and several different versions to choose from, you can find SENSES FAIL on their 15th anniversary tour this March and check out their new video on the PURE NOISE youtube page.
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Thrash metal mavericks FORESEEN are here with a 7” teaser from their upcoming album. Head over to TRIPLE B RECORDS to grab one before FORESEEN head out to the east coast this April!
NECROPHAGIST’S seminal, tech-death masterpiece ‘Epitaph’ is once again available on vinyl for the first time since it’s release in 2004, thanks to RELAPSE RECORDS! Uniting head-spinning musicianship, elaborate arrangements and an acute sense of dynamics within composition, ‘Epitaph’ reset the bar for complexity and technique in modern-day death metal!
BAND NAME: NECROPHAGIST
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
The final words sung on the sixth album by WHY? are an apt place to begin: “Hold on, what’s going on?” Because while there’s much familiar about the oddly named ‘Moh Lhean’—mastermind Yoni Wolf’s sour-sweet croon, his deadpan poet’s drawl and ear for stunningly fluid psych-pop-folk-whatever arrangement. After years of eying his world, in part, with a cynical squint, Wolf here learns a new mode. While ‘Moh Lhean’ never stoops to outright optimism, it chronicles our hero finding peace in the unknowing, trading the wry smirk for a holy shrug, and looking past corporeal pain for something more cosmic and, rest assured, equally weird. Hit up JOYFUL NOISE RECORDINGS to grab a copy or wait until March when WHY? goes out on a huge US tour!
IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS traffic in sonic catharsis. Their music inhabits the strange fringes between sludge metal and sprawling spaghetti western scores, constantly striving for visceral power and raw intensity, contrasted with eerie, spare instrumental passages. ‘Ain-Soph Aur’ is their 5th release, this LP coming in a die cut jacket and either a classic ‘Black’ disc or the super eerie ‘Blood Red’ and ‘Piss Yellow’ AsideBside version. Make your way to Denver at the end of March for the record release show!
Begun by J. Read 15 years ago as a continuation of his work in Conqueror, REVENGE has since delivered some of the most severe and violent music the metal underground has ever produced. First released by Season of Mist in November 2015, NUCLEAR WAR NOW! has licensed an additional vinyl release of “Behold.Total.Rejection” in order to further propagate REVENGE’S unmatched audial violence. Keeping with the tradition that NWN! first established with its 2008 die-hard vinyl edition of the band’s third album, “Infiltration.Downfall.Death,” this definitive DLP edition of “Behold.Total.Rejection” is sublimely packaged in a case-wrapped gatefold jacket with black foil stamp on black cloth background and a 24-page booklet attached to the inside panel!
PITCHFORK NY HARDWEAR CLOTHING has released volume 2 of the ‘Back to School’ series. The split 7 inch features a song from the godfathers of hardcore, AGNOSTIC FRONT and the reigning kings of the Bay Area hardcore scene, POWERHOUSE. Each song was previously released on the Japanese versions of the albums. Grab either a splattered blue record, or the ‘Black’ and ‘Blue’ Half-N-Half version!
BAD HEAVEN initially formed in Houston, Texas in 1979. By the early 80’s the band was firmly established in the thriving Central Texas heavy metal scene. The band wrote up-tempo, solo-heavy songs in the classic U.S. Metal style as well as drawing influences from European greats. TMU RECORDS has resurrected their recordings, finally giving these classic songs a proper release on multi-colored vinyl. Each copy includes a thick full color booklet packed with rare photos and an in-depth band interview, and an oversized 11×17 gig flyer reproduction. The ‘Collector’s Edition’ on splatter vinyl is limited to 100 copies and includes a pin-back button for your denim vest and a full color sticker.
BAND NAME: Bad Heaven
LABEL NAME: TMU RECORDS
LABEL WEBSITE: www.tmurecords.com
DHIDALAH started in 2007 as an instrumental heavy psych trio from Tokyo. The trio discovered a connection between music from different genres. Their sound reveals that connection, which is often described as space kraut rock meets heavy doom. The group’s music allows you to float high above the atmosphere as well as sink to the lowest depth of the ground. Find out more over at GURUGURU BRAIN!
ARMS AND SLEEPERS, the Boston duo Max Lewis and Mirza Ramic, has been releasing music since 2006 and celebrated its 10 year anniversary last year. In that time span, the group has released 25 albums and EPs and has toured extensively across several continents. ‘Life is Everywhere’ is their fifth full length, available in either a classic ‘Black’ set of discs, or a set of ‘Ultra Clear’ records with ‘Black’ smoke!
BAND NAME: Arms and Sleepers
Uniquely blending melody and riff, VICES have earned a name for themselves in the hardcore community over the past 6 years, touring extensively throughout Australia and the rest of the world. “Now That I Have Seen I Am Responsible” will be the bands second release through RESIST RECORDS and third album in total.
We’ll see ya next for more great records!