YOB – “Our Raw Heart”
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From tragedy to triumph, YOB’s incredible 8th full-length recording was conceived amidst dire circumstances that nearly left frontman Mike Scheidt dead. Recovered and reinvigorated, the Oregon trio with a new sense of purpose for “Our Raw Heart”, an album informed by the will to survive. More exposed than ever both physically and emotionally, YOB bleed out seven riveting tracks of enormous volume and pensive, transcendental beauty across 75 minutes of ultimate doom. Head over to RELAPSE RECORDS and order one of these crazy colored sets of records while you still can!
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The first LP from OURFATHERS., ‘funeral pyre’ speaks to the songwriters relationship with their fathers. The regrets of words left unspoken and the search to find comfort in their loss; it is an ode to addiction, depression, and the aftermath of the lives they left behind. This deluxe release is a collectors edition featuring a 12 page art booklet, a double LP and album lyric gatefold. A big part of this particular release is the artwork itself. Each song on the record has its own corresponding image created by their good friend David Henry Lantz.
BAND NAME: ourfathers.
TANK CRIMES bring you the omnibus from legendary Bay Area Power Violence band, SPAZZ!! This release complies 64 tracks from splits, comps and EP’s from 1993-1996 and has a 16 page booklet filled with pics, scans, words. SPAZZ has no shows, no website or social media, but TANK CRIMES has five different versions for you to choose from!
BAND NAME: SPAZZ
LABEL NAME: Tankcrimes
ELEPHANTS are a 4 piece power pop band based in Boston, MA. Their new 7″ “Birthday” follows up their last EP released on Rochester, NY’s DADSTACHE RECORDS, “Endless Arcade.” They take sugary sweet pop melodies and back them up with huge fuzzed-out power chords and guitar heroics, in what they describe as a proto-punk approach to indie pop. Both sides of the record deal with themes of loss and growth, of choosing to do what’s right to be your best. Go check out ELEPHANTS on tour starting in June!
Formed in late 2016, STEP 13 brings 100 years of collective musical experience together. STEP 13 set out to deliver a message of life’s lessons learned the hard way through hard rockin! Street Punk from Boise ID, DOGS IN THE FIGHT formed in 2015 after the demise of New Iron Front. DOGS IN THE FIGHT delivered a hard driven streetpunk, full of catchy riffs led by Wayne’s powerful raspy voice. STEP 13 and DOGS IN THE FIGHT hit the road today for several East Coast shows, get out there!
Country Doom mavericks THOSE POOR BASTARDS present you “Behold The Abyss,” a companion piece to the book “The Terrible Tale Of Edgar Switchblade”. It explores the themes of the novel and expands upon several key events. The instrumentation is sparse, broken and filled right up to the brim with misery and ugliness. When combined, the book and album present a brutal and hopeless picture of humankind’s lonely pursuit of spiritual and earthly desires…
Creepsylanian Mutant Cannibal Splatterthrashers, GHOUL team up with Brooklyn MC, ILL BILL (Non Phixion, Heavy Metal Kings, La Coka Nostra) also featuring GORETEX (Non Phixion) for this sick split 7″! Get some over at TANK CRIMES!
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