State Champs – “Around The World And Back” (Deluxe Edition)
Another hot RECORD OF THE WEEK blog to kick your summer off with!
STATE CHAMPS have been steering the ship of the pop-punk revival for a few years now – and this deluxe edition of ‘AROUND THE WORLD AND BACK’ only further proves the demand! PURE NOISE has added several bonus tracks for fans to enjoy including two brand new songs and several live and acoustic songs. To celebrate, they came up with some gorgeous color configurations like the WHITE & GOLD AsideBside and the WHITE, GOLD, & BLACK Tri-Color Stripes! Get yours today from Pure Noise or catch the band on tour this summer!
BAND NAME: State Champs
LABEL NAME: Pure Noise
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SACRED OATH has been crafting their particular brand of US metal since 1985. Their debut album “A Crystal Vision” (1988) is widely regarded as a cult classic piece of seminal US power metal, and they’ve followed that up with six more solid studio albums. Currently out on tour of their latest release, “Twelve Bells”, if you can’t make it out hit up ANGEL THORNE MUSIC to order your copy!
ARTIST NAME: Sacred Oath (Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram)
LABEL NAME: Angel Thorne Music
If you don’t know who MAC SABBATH is, then what are you doing? For the rest of you, MAC SABBATH is an American parody heavy metal tribute band formed in Los Angeles, California in 2014. The self-appointed founders of “Drive Thru Metal”, the band is primarily a parody of English heavy metal group BLACK SABBATH, utilizing lyricism and imagery centered on fast food. If you order the MAC SABBATH coloring book you’ll get a copy of the ‘Pair-a-buns’ flexi, you know, for the kids…
ARTIST NAME: Mac Sabbath (Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram)
FIRE DOWN BELOW are amp-hugging,hard-hitting, fuzz-loving, ear-splitting, riff-worshipping rock ‘n rollers. RIPPLE MUSIC, purveyors of fine heavy rock/stoner/doom music, is throwing “Viper Vixen Goddess Saint” out there for you to jam to and if you’re lucky they still might have some of the super limited ‘Redish’ and ‘Halloween Orange’ AsideBside versions left…
BAND NAME: Fire Down Below
LABEL NAME: Ripple Music
Since forming in 2007, the seven-piece New Orleans roots-driven rock band THE REVIVALISTS have logged countless miles on the road, cultivating a high octane live show and a studio presence equally steeped in instrumental virtuosity and charismatic vocal magnetism. Currently out on tour constantly through October, you can find ‘Men Among Mountains’ over at WASHINGTON SQUARE MUSIC!
ARTIST NAME: The Revivalists
LABEL NAME: Washington Square/Razor & Tie
GAYLE SKIDMORE is an award winning singer-songwriter from San Diego, CA, who has recently moved to Amsterdam, Netherlands. This album marks her third full-length album and self-illustrated coloring book. GAYLE will be doing an album release tour in Europe followed by a west coast tour of the United States. This is GAYLE’S 20th independent release and first full length vinyl album. “The Golden West” comes with a coloring book that includes all of the lyrics and a picture for each song on the album and some eerie looking ‘Radom’ colored vinyl.
ARTIST NAME: Gayle Skidmore (Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Patreon)
LABEL NAME: Raincoat Records
TAU CROSS, the multinational punk / heavy metal collective revolving around Amebix bassist / frontman Rob “The Baron” Miller, Voivod drummer Michel “Away” Langevin, and members of cult crust outfits Misery and War//Plague, return with their highly anticipated sophomore full-length entitled “Pillar of Fire”. From dark folk witchery to industrial punk metal brutalism, TAU CROSS delivers. Make your way to THE metal label, RELAPSE RECORDS to grab one of those sick splattered ‘Grey’ and ‘White’ AsideBside set of discs.
ARTIST NAME: Tau Cross
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
Keep your vinyl safe this summer, don’t leave them, babies or animals in cars!