Tiger Army – “Dark Paradise” EP
Some killer projects rolling through on this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK!!!
It takes a special kind of artist to survive over 20 years in the music business, where your fanbase is still growing and is devoted as ever, but that’s exactly what TIGER ARMY has done. Frontman Nick 13 and his crew have crafted a perfect blend of punk, alternative rock, and psychobilly and they continue that successful mix on their newest release, the “Dark Paradise” EP. Out now on RISE RECORDS, this 7″ comes in SIX different versions, giving the band’s fans an opportunity to scoop up multiple versions including the ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Hot Pink,’ ‘Easter Yellow,’ and ‘Cyan’ splatter or the Red Glow-In-The-Dark with ‘Deep Purple’ Splatter. On top of that, the band also elected to have FIVE different die-cut jackets, making this a collector’s dream. Grab a copy today from RISE RECORDS or from the band at an upcoming show!
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Swedish doom metal connoisseurs VOKONIS develop their love for loud riff-driven heavy music. With a song contributed to RIPPLE MUSIC’s “The Planet of Doom” and two vicious albums under their belt in just two years they’re not about to go down in tempo. Check out VOKONIS at RippleFest in Sweden this September!
Last year, AMUSEMENT PARKS ON FIRE returned with their first release in ‘8.8 years’. The single ‘Our Goal To Realise’ saw the British art-rockers reappear with signature songwriting sophistication and sonic scope. ‘All The New Ends’ seeks to further cement their insignia whilst eschewing genre-tropes and preconceptions of form. Like the expansive concept-singles surrounding their second album ‘Out Of The Angeles’, the medium-length format once-again provides the perfect platform to push perceptions and extend expectations!
One year after each releasing two of 2017’s heaviest albums, Denver’s PRIMITIVE MAN and New York City’s UNEARTHLY TRANCE unite for an exercise in complete and total suffering. Across seven apocalyptic tracks, both bands tap into some of the most uncomfortable, vile realms of blackened doom and dissonant, harsh noise put to tape in the new millennium. Of course, RELAPSE is your source for the best metal out there!
BEIRA is a Female fronted 3 piece from San Diego formed in 2014. ‘VOL II’ is their second album and first on DOOM STEW RECORDS. This album has 6 tracks and runs 44 minutes. Recorded and Mixed by Dale Holland, Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege – get this soon-to-be Majestic Doom masterpeice over at DOOM STEW today!
With more than thirty releases under their name, SELF DEFENSE FAMILY continues to become increasingly more like an actual extended family. At any given time, the Family consists of 12 or more people who play live or in studio. The core of the band remains consistent while musicians filter in and out, expanding to meet the demands of each song. “Have You Considered Punk Music” is their latest full-length and perhaps a defining one for this era of the band. The album finds the group at their decidedly most self-reflective, taking on popular mythologies and personal narratives from a lifetime in music as the album’s overarching themes. Available now over at RUN FOR COVER!
The Tampa band THREE KNEE DEEP could’ve only ever come from Tampa. THREE KNEE DEEP make a chugging, metallic, fight-music version of hardcore that is extremely ’90s, from the machine-gun sound effects to the rhythmic-grunting vocals that sometimes sound a bit like rapping. Grab one of these super limited edition pressing over at TRIPLE B RECORDS while you still can!
BAND NAME: Three Knee Deep
LABEL NAME: Triple B Records
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