The Acacia Strain – “Gravebloom”
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With over 15 years establishing their legacy as one of the pioneers of deathcore, THE ACACIA STRAIN are back with their 8th full-length record, “Gravebloom,” and their third on the powerhouse RISE RECORDS! Featuring the trademark vocals of Vincent Bennett with the pounding music that the band is well known for, the Massachusetts-based act has not slowed down and fans will be sure to enjoy their latest effort! The records are absolutely gorgeous – you can’t go wrong with ‘ULTRA CLEAR’ and ‘DEEP PURPLE’ Half-N-Half Vinyl w/ BLACK splatter, ‘WHITE’ and ‘SILVER’ Aside/Bside Vinyl w/ ‘ELECTRIC BLUE’ splatter, or any of the other configurations they have! Grab one from Rise’s store or see the band this summer on WARPED TOUR!
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Seth Putnam and Anal Cunt were arguably one of the best, most unapologetic bands (and individuals) to have ever graced metal. Now, in a Putnam-less world where Donald Trump is president, comes ANAL TRUMP! The band, fronted by Cattle Decapitation’s Travis Ryan, with all music by Ryan Crow – in true grind core fashion, this one sided 5″ record features the song “If You Thought Six Million Jews Was A Lot Of People, You Should’ve Seen My Inauguration!”. Long sold out, keep an eye out for a new LP coming soon!
ARTIST NAME: Anal Trump
Incremental progress. Monumental setbacks. Small victories. This is the story of AMERICAN OPERA. More than a record, “Small Victories” is a collection of moments, both devastating and victorious. Ominous nostalgia confronts hopeful reemergence. The result is a stunning eleven-song rollercoaster exploring a complete spectrum of emotion and experiences. It is an album of dynamics — a perfect balance of the fragile and explosive. One look at the beautiful color combinations, and you know SPARTAN RECORDS is behind this. Better hurry if you want one of the super subtle ‘Milky Clear’ and ‘Baby Blue’ AsideBside versions…
Just in time for the end of civilization as we know it, old-school grindcore barges back with a vengeance in the form EXPULSION. Consisting of grind veterans Matt Olivo (Repulsion), Matt Harvey (Exhumed, Gruesome), Danny Walker (Intronaut, Exhumed, Phobia) and Menno Verbaten (Lightning Swords of Death), EXPULSION pick up where the dawn of grindcore left off over 30 years ago, with their highly anticipated debut, “Nightmare Future”. Across 7 songs and 14 minutes of throat-shredding vocals, relentless blast beats, buzzsaw riffs and raw bass tones, EXPULSION will leave you horrified with their vile brand of classic, 80’s sickness!
ARTIST NAME: Expulsion
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
Stoner rock powerhouse RIPPLE MUSIC is back with Sweden’s own VOKONIS! Worshipers of the riff, fuzz and volume, their new album “The Sunken Djinn” is out June 9th. If you can, make sure you get out and see VOKONIS at RippleFest in Sweden this September!
Victoria, Canada is a small town, one desperately trying to hold onto a rapidly decaying facade of old English banality amidst a backdrop of cracked out street crazies and teenage fentanyl overdoses. You live here because you are either newlywed or a member of NEARLY DEAD. This five piece of dropouts from the school of gallows humor have been flying their tattered garage punk banner since 2012. Garage as in filthy and greasy, punk as in the only future is no future. LEARNING CURVE RECORDS brings you their latest, “Idyllic Evening” – out now!
The official WYRD WAR record release party for “Wizards” will take place at Portland, Oregon’s historic Hollywood Theatre on Friday July 14, 2017 with a rare 35mm screening of RALPH BAKSHI’S “Wizards”. Soundtrack composer ANDREW BELLING will be in attendance to sign records and WYRD WAR has created a special color variant exclusively for this event! Post Apocalyptic Sci-fi Synth Jazz at it’s best, if you can’t make the screening, WYRD WAR has some classic black copies as well!
JONATHAN RADO is the frontman for the band Foxygen. This is a full album cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born To Run”. It’s limited edition, vinyl only and exclusive to Turntable Kitchen’s SOUNDS DELICIOUS vinyl subscription service. The only question is why haven’t you signed yup yet, it’s been months!
ARTIST NAME: Jonathan Rado
LABEL NAME: Turntable Kitchen
Formed in shrouded obscurity in Belgium in 2011, PERVERTED CEREMONY harnessed the ritualistic vitriol of influences such as Beherit, Archgoat, and Demoncy to record its own unique six-song promo/demo during the first half of 2012. Rather than relying exclusively on the ubiquitous convenience of the internet to spread its demented gospel, the band first circulated a handful of dubbed copies of this recording to its closest contacts and then sent a limited number of the same self-released cassette to a few respected underground distros. It was in this time-honored way that the band caught the attention of NUCLEAR WAR NOW!, who was impressed enough to offer to further the metastasis of a sound that the label immediately recognized as one inhabiting the same infernal spheres as early Beherit and Barathrum. Looks like you’re a little too late to grab one of those ‘Dookie Brown’ and ‘Baby Pink’ AsideBside versions…
ARTIST NAME: PERVERTED CEREMONY
LABEL NAME: NUCLEAR WAR NOW! PRODUCTIONS
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