Integrity – “Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume”
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Known for being one of the most incendiary and influential bands in hardcore and modern metal history, apocalyptic heavy music icons INTEGRITY return with their highly anticipated, 12th studio album entitled “Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume.” A conceptual foretelling of the final days of Armageddon, “Howling…” is a manifestation of pentecostal nightmares and religious depravities, wrought with fire and brimstone sermons and occult prophecies bathed in waves of destruction. Now with almost 30 years of creating dark and terrifying anthems under their belt, INTEGRITY have honored their past musical legacy while fearlessly moving forward into unchartered territory on what is undoubtedly their most elaborate and ambitious effort to date.
BAND NAME: Integrity
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
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SHE SIR’S seminal 2006 debut “Who Can’t Say Yes” EP was named one of the “Best of the 2000’s” decade. With the arrival of this new vinyl reissue 11 years after its initial release, “Who Can’t Say Yes” remains as popular and relevant as ever. A new generation of fans will discover SHE SIR’S masterful EP for the first time as older fans who’ve followed the band for years will be treated to a new unique listening experience. Including a bonus track, find out more at SHELFLIFE!
BAND NAME: She Sir
LABEL NAME: Shelflife (Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram)
Massachusetts/New Hampshire grindcore band GRIND OF THE DEAD have come a long way after breaking their ten year hiatus in 2015. “No Lives Matter” is more than a collection of songs; it is a statement about human life told through a dark and lonely lens. Grind Of The Dead have reemerged with their strongest and most powerful album to date.
BAND NAME: Grind Of The Dead (Bandcamp / Facebook / Instagram)
LABEL NAME: Skeleton Sun Records
THE LILLINGTONS are from Newcastle, WY and started sometime in the 90’s. This is their first release in 11 years and only the Feds know the true history of the band as they’re a cryptic bunch. They disappeared for several years but played their first comeback show at Riot Fest in 2013. They’re back with a new 7″ – “Project 313” – out now on RED SCARE INDUSTRIES!
BAND NAME: The Lillingtons
LABEL NAME: Red Scare (Website / Facebook)
GRIMACE FEDERATION, Philly’s post-rock/kraut-rock/pysch-synth band, has been a local favorite for many years and have been the creators of many instrumentals behind Aesop Rocks flow. For the first time since 2010 the group is releasing a full album of original music. Founded on a need to shift sound, vast musical influences and free-form improv sessions, the always evolving Philly unit has been armed with an arsenal of multi-layered, hallucinogenic beats and complex post-rock anthems. Their sonic collages create a symphonic, cinematic, and immense sound. With all their complexities, no words are needed to stir emotions, like a Robert Rauschenberg painting, a scene from a Jodorowsky film, or a drive down Mulholland.
ARTIST NAME: Grimace Federation (Bandcamp / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram)
It’s been a whirl wind couple of years for BAD COP BAD COP, from making it big, to hitting rock bottom. The girls are back and better than ever, with they latest LP, “Warriors”, out now on FAT WRECK CHORDS. 3-part harmonies, catchy hooks, and a killer drummer, what more could you want?
BAND NAME: Bad Cop Bad Cop
LABEL NAME: Fat Wreck Chords
“Vagabond Songs” is DAVID J’s new limited edition gatefold double vinyl LP set. DAVID J’s ninth studio album Vagabond Songs features a disarmingly charming and heart-felt collection of acoustic songs written on the road and inspired by people and places encountered by David J as he ventured on his ramblin’ vagabond way around the world. Get this limited edition, gatefold wrapped set of discs from your friends over at LAST HURRAH RECORDS!
BAND NAME: David J
LABEL NAME: Last Hurrah Records
Taking their name from a Cap’n Jazz song, Phoenix sextet SCARY KIDS SCARING KIDS began spewing impassioned post-hardcore that could be both shriekingly spastic and soothingly melodic in the early 2000s. Unfortunately the singer passed away in 2014, but their impact so huge that ENJOY THE RIDE REORDS is pressing their “The City Sleeps In Flames” for he first time on vinyl!
BAND NAME: Scary Kids Scaring Kids
LABEL NAME: Enjoy The Ride Records (Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram)
Two bands, KAYLETH and FAVEQUAID, both from Italy come together on this, the 6th installment of RIPPLE MUSIC’s ongoing “Second Coming of Heavy Series.” Each version is limited to 100 copies each, so better get with the clicking if you want yours!
ARTIST NAME: Kayleth and Favequaid
LABEL NAME: Ripple Music (Website / Facebook)
POSEIDON bring a whole new dynamic to their heavy rock, with pulverizing heavy riffs, moments of stark, barren beauty, and mixture of Neurosis-ish drone and nuclear test site volume. Heading out on a full UK tour with their label mates Mothership right now, if you can’t get across the pond then you’ll just have to hit up good ol’ RIPPLE MUSIC to get a copy.
ARTIST NAME: Poseidon
LABEL NAME: Ripple Music (Website / Facebook)
Called “the King of Rockabilly”, CARL PERKINS was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. “Best of the Sun Records Sessions” is a compilation featuring prime selections of CARL PERKINS’ material from his time at the legendary Sun Record Company in Memphis. You can thank ORG MUSIC for bringing you another beautiful reissue to the masses!
ARTIST NAME: Carl Perkins
LABEL NAME: ORG Music (Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram)
Originally from Oregon, ANOTHER MUSICIAN (Craig Bidiman) was booking gigs and playing in other bands but felt like he had his own stories to tell. He was already a spoken word poet, but something was missing. So he learned how to play guitar, and eventually began crafting emotionally powerful songs that had a hint of acoustic punk to them. From there, fellow musicians began calling his unique brand of music, “spoken wordcore.” And now, another musician has sought out support from other musicians to release his third official piece of music, “Farewell.” Dedicated to his recently deceased father, Wayne Bidiman, and featuring an intricate silk screened B side – it truly is a work of passion.
ARTIST NAME: Another Musician (Bandcamp / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram)
This month brings us another Turntable Kitchen’s SOUNDS DELICIOUS vinyl subscription – featuring MUTUAL BENEFIT’s “Just Another Diamond Day”. Find out how you can join the club over at TURNTABLE KITCHEN!
ARTIST NAME: Mutual Benefit
LABEL NAME: SOUNDS DELICIOUS
LOST FORTY RECORDINGS is proud to announce their fourth release on LP, THE MORNINGSIDE’S “The Wind The Trees The Shadows of the Past”. The Morningside is from Moscow, this album was originally released in 2007 and this is it’s debut release on Vinyl.
ARTIST NAME: The Morningside
LABEL NAME: Lost Forty Recordings
10 years after their first release, TRAPPED UNDER ICE brings you “Heatwave”. This phat LP is short, fast and hardcore; the way Straight Ahead intended, but played more like Fury of Five and Breakdown at a backyard party. For punks who’ve considered throwing a spin kick in jean shorts. Rhythmically, “Heatwave” is like a trailer park Sepultura. Check it out if you fuck with what TUI has been doing for the last decade. The same, but different.
ARTIST NAME: TRAPPED UNDER ICE (Facebook / Twitter / Instagram)
LABEL NAME: POP WIG
Amongst his 30+ year career as one half of the essential Melvins roster, DALE CROVER has contributed to countless albums ranging from platinum-plated classics (ahem, Nirvana) to seminal cult LPs. “The Fickle Finger Of Fate” marks CROVER’S first calculated, full length solo effort. Coming at you from JOYFUL NOISE RECORDINGS, “The Fickle Finger Of Fate” is surprisingly approachable— dare we say, catchy. But even at it’s most anthemic, you won’t be able to shake the feeling that a sinister ambience is hovering just beneath the surface.
ARTIST NAME: Dale Crover
LABEL NAME: Joyful Noise Recordings
Keep on Truckin’