Obscura – “Diluvium”
Another mind melting RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog to start summer of with!!!
Germany’s progressive death metal masters OBSCURA complete their long-running, four-album conceptual circle with the release of “Diluvium” (defined as a great oceanic flood), their most evocative, diverse and vibrant release to date. Recorded with longtime producer V. Santura (Triptykon, Pestilence) at Woodshed Studios in Landshut, Germany, “Diluvium” is a stunning achievement for the illustrious quartet and a landmark release for progressive metal as a whole. Complete with all the band’s signature elements plus groundbreaking polyrhythms, dramatic songwriting, and jaw-dropping virtuosity, OBSCURA raise the bar once again with an album that will go down in the annals of metal history as one of the most astonishing performances the genre has to offer!
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The epic four label sampler called ‘Skull Mountain’ is out now! Perhaps the first ever four label collaborative release, a four label sampler from the heavy underground. Each label provides one side of music to this double LP, and each label has it’s own unique color vinyl, representing it’s unique Elemental code, RIPPLE MUSIC – Blue (water), TWIN EARTH RECORDS – Green (Earth), D.H.U. RECORDS – Red (Fire), KOZMIK ARTIFACTZ – Clear (Air). Find out more at the link below!
ALBUM NAME: Skull Mountain
SADISTIK is not just another rapper, he’s an artist in the deepest sense of the word. Hailing all the way from the scenic gloom of Seattle, Washington, SADISTIK has quickly gained the hearts and ears of listeners by opting for a more personal and heartfelt brand of music. By combining caustic honesty, lyrical wit and technical innovation, SADISTIK has crafted a sound that he can truly call his own while circumventing the limiting cliches of rap music. His debut release, ‘The Balancing Act’ has become a cult classic over the years and is now finally available on Vinyl!
BAND NAME: Sadistik
AGNOSTIC FRONT, the iconic Hardcore Punk band from New York City, NY – formed in 1982 in NYC’s Lower East Side. They fiercely became a very prominent and influential band for years to follow establishing the NYHC sound. This is an official band limited re-release in celebration of their 35 Year Anniversary of their widely renowned classic United Blood EP originally self released by band in 1983. Always out on tour, hit up their website to see where their next show is!
There is a definitive strength in the vernacular of THE COATHANGERS’ songwriting. Anyone who has witnessed their live show would likely confirm the long-ago founded rumor that the band brings the party. But what the band brings to a greater degree, whether performing live or on record, is a beautiful exhaustion: a feeling both empty and full, like at the end of intense physical activity when your body feels melted yet brimming with energy. Suicide Squeeze Records brings you the reissue of their 2009 classic, “Scramble”, which is available now, or catch THE COATHANGERS on tour, they just finished up their US tour but are about to be just about everywhere in Europe coming this October!
THE RARE BREED are three Rock “n” Roll Sabbath worshiping dudes based out of Los Angeles CA. Their latest album, “Looking For Today” is out now at the house of heavy, RIPPLE MUSIC! THE RARE BREED have a few shows coming up on the West Coast, get out an experience it for yourself!
Stay cool out there!