Nothing – “Dance On The Blacktop”
We’re back with yet another awesome RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!!!
NOTHING’s third full-length recording, “Dance On The Blacktop”, is the next chapter in the band’s tumultuous story and like its predecessors, pulls from all corners of life with a focus on the bleak and despairing. “Dance On The Blacktop” is a stirring collection of songs accentuating the band’s love for all sounds 90s from both sides of the pond; from alternative rock and shoegaze to the realms of pop and post-punk. Across the course of 45 minutes, NOTHING weave together nine tales of heightened confusion, anxiety, paranoia, depression and chronic pain juxtaposed against angelic yet apocalyptic, reverberating walls of shimmering sound. Head over to RELAPSE RECORDS to preorder a copy!
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Deep in the woods… This smokey catalog of Nashville icons and hayseed misfits births ‘HILLBILLIES IN HELL: VOLUME 777’ – a subterranean collection of deathly Nephilim, swampy graves, teenaged suicidal ideation, tormented Gospel tales, grisly mountain murders, craven lustmords, Apocalyptic visions and problematic parenting. Often originally waxed on microscopic labels and distributed in minuscule amounts, these troubled and sometimes forgotten troubadours sing of lustful homicides, masonic assassinations and Satan’s perpetual slaves. Years in the making – ‘HILLBILLIES IN HELL’ (VOLUME 777) presents 16 testaments of timeless tribulations – sinful succubi, axe-wielding cuckolds, vengeful Hill-folk and the eternal quest for blistered redemption. A Mephistophelean cache of primordial 45s – some of these sides are impossibly rare and are reissued here for the very first time. All for your prurient listening pleasure. “WITNESS Bobby Griggs battle demons deep in DEAD MAN’S CAVE! “HEAR Durwood Daily wield his EAST DALLAS DAGGER! “SEE Cowboy Copas stare straight into Hell in BURY ME FACE DOWN! Strictly Limited Edition of 666 copies -Full dynamic range 2018 remasters direct from the first generation analogue master tapes!
TITLE: Various Artists – Hillbillies In Hell: Volume 777
LABEL NAME: Iron Mountain Analogue Research
After six long, harsh years of absence, the mighty PIG DESTROYER have reassembled to eradicate eardrums and split skulls with their highly anticipated sixth full-length opus, entitled “Head Cage” (named after a grisly medieval torture device). A visceral vortex of animalistic rage and extreme sonic brilliance, “Head Cage” is a true work of extreme metal art, that with the addition of a bass player, is hands down their most dynamic and heaviest recording to date. Across twelve tracks, PIG DESTROYER weave together harrowing tales of philosophical dualities, touching on mortality and depression, fear and violence and the darkest complexities of the human condition, all told through the distorted lens of delightfully transgressive vocalist/lyricist JR Hayes. Musically, the band continues to push the boundaries of metal, grindcore, noise and punk, ramping up the intensity and leaving you bludgeoned in a state of utter shock, all in less than 33 minutes.
For over thirty years the reigning kings of punk rock have remained relevant by continuing to push the boundaries of their music, lyrics and good taste in a way that’s as endearing as it is infectious. This is the triumphant return of FAT WRECK CHORDS beloved “Live In A Dive” series of live albums. Featuring FAT’s flagship band NOFX doing their classic 1991 album “Ribbed”! Originally running 2001-2005 “Live In A Dive” featured live sets on record by Lagwagon, Strung Out, No Use For A Name, Subhumans, Bracket, Sick of It All, and Swingin’ Utters- 13 years later NOFX jump start the series again with this awesome album!
Legendary death metal band OBITUARY return with their self-titled, 10th studio album, further cementing their legacy as one of the most important metal bands of all time! Picking up where 2014’s critically acclaimed “Inked In Blood” left off, OBITUARY show no signs of slowing down as they continue to reign as Kings of their genre. Recorded at their home studio in Tampa, FL, OBITUARY is a 10 track tour-de-force of bone-pulverising death metal that is as heavy, uncompromising and infectious as anything they’ve released in their historic, nearly 30-year career!
See you next week for more vinyl madness!