Pirates Press Records 200th Release Test Pressings
Another insane RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog coming down the pipe!!!
A label is definitely doing something right if you get to 200 RELEASES. “One Family. One Flag.” is PIRATES PRESS RECORDS’ 200th release, and spares no expense…even with the TEST PRESSINGS! The list of artists (including RANCID, COCK SPARRER, THE OLD FIRM CASUALS, THE INTERRUPTERS, and more) have fans clamoring for it, and it’s not even out till November 23! This test pressing package includes the 3LP packaged in rubber stamped innersleeves, inside a flood black jacket that is topped off by an incredibly detailed 3D rubber patch of the cover art. The D.I.Y. rubber-stamped innersleeves are a nice and simple touch that gives these records a special feel and the 3D rubber patch (with adhesive backing that can also be sewn onto apparel) trademarks this all around incredible package. And these are just the test pressings!!! Just wait till you see the real deal…
Only 100 of these test pressing packages were made (half of which are with the bands and all the Pirates!) The remainder are being sold on PPR’s webstore, with all proceeds going to support the legendary Berkeley, CA venue and punk rock collective that is 924 Gilman St. Head over to PIRATESPRESSRECORDS.COM for more info!
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JESU is another musical project spearheaded by Birmingham-based musician and producer Justin Broadrick — a fixture of England’s extreme music scene since his membership in the earliest recording lineup of Napalm Death in the mid-’80s. “Ascension” is JESU’S third studio album and was originally released on Caldo Verde Records in 2011. Now completely remixed by Broadrick himself and remastered for vinyl by James Plotkin, ROBOTIC EMPIRE is pleased to offer this gem on vinyl for the very first time! Housed in a gatefold jacket with matte finish, printed inner sleeves that contain full album lyrics, ‘White’ or Classic Black vinyl and a download card! Head over to ROBOTIC EMPIRE now!
INFERI was created in 2006 and have just released their fourth album, “Revenant” on THE ARTISAN ERA! An American melodic death metal band forged from the bowels of Nashville, Tennessee the band has strived to merge the classic melodic metal sound with a taste of crushing technicality. Currently our on tour, if you can’t catch INFERI live, then head over to ARTISAN ERA and grab one of these amazing colored sets of LPs from them today!
Fresh off a huge US tour, CANDY has once again teamed up with TRIPLE-B RECORDS for their most fantastical and sinister release yet. Keeping in line with the artistic dualities of pleasure and pain, fact and fiction, peace and violence, their debut LP, “Good To Feel,” delivers nine songs of their most ambitious and focused material to date. Aligning with the esteemed engineer and producer Arthur Rizk, CANDY has finally achieved the type of artistry that transcends the confines of its own medium!
As the 30th anniversary approaches, YOFC RECORDS decided it was a good time to re-release the “Harvest HC EP” in its original format. The first time since it was released all those years ago. Only this time to release it with the sound the record deserved with a remastering to fix the booming drums and quiet guitars, all from the original 8 tracks! Hurry up and get yours before it’s too late.
BAND NAME: Ripcord
LABEL NAME: YOFC Records
Over six years, several EPs, and two full-lengths, DRUG CHURCH have earned a cult following by making outsider music that’s as thoughtful as it is hard hitting. Their sound is a crushing mix of hardcore energy, ‘90s alternative melodicism, and their signature sing-shout. DRUG CHURCH are a glorious contradiction. They are an unabashedly aggressive band that writes hooks you can’t stop humming: too poppy for the heavy crowd, too heavy for the poppy crowd. Get “Cheer” only at PURE NOISE RECORDS!
We’ll be rolling out the surprises for the next month or so, keep a look out…