Diablogato – “Old Scratch”
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Formed in 20014 in Boston Mass, DIABLOGATO self released their self titled debut album (on CD) in December 2015 and a 7″ single summer of 2017. Over this period the band played relentlessly in the New England region (from Maine to NYC) doing club shows, festivals and sharing with some legends along the way. “Old Scratch” is DIABLOGATO’s third release and first on STATE LINE RECORDS! It’s available in beautifully designed and packaged 180 gram vinyl with 3 different color custom splatter designs as well as that sick silkscreening! Check out DIABLOGATO at a few select shows on the east coast coming up!
BAND NAME: Diablogato
LABEL NAME: State Line Records
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COCK SPARRER…if you don’t know who this band is, you SHOULD. For many, this is the stuff of legends. Starting in 1972, and now 47+ years on, these diehards are more popular than ever, and “Forever”, their newest record, has been touted since its release (2017) as an instant classic. Answering the continued demand for new and exciting Sparrer vinyl, this is the first PICTURE DISC pressing of this classic; sure to occupy a place of reverence in any fan’s collection. GRAB YOURS TODAY FROM PIRATES PRESS RECORDS while they last…and catch COCK SPARRER’s incredible live show anytime you have the opportunity, especially if you can catch them headlining THE PIRATES PRESS “ROCK THE SHIP” 15th anniversary weekend – ON THE DECK OF AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER! GET YOUR WEEKEND PASSES TODAY at ROCKTHESHIPFESTIVAL.COM!
BAND NAME: Cock Sparrer (Website / Store / Facebook / Twitter)
LABEL NAME: Pirates Press Records (Website / Store / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / YouTube) / Randale Records / Chase the Ace Records
Long running noise/sludge masters, CABLE return with their first batch of new material in over a decade. “T.T.S.T.H.” is a concise gut punch that offers some new twists to the band’s already impressive 25 year old history. The album was recorded at Mystic Valley (Bloodhorse, Wormwood) and debuts new drummer, Alex Garcia-Rivera (American Nightmare) while featuring guest appearances from members of Palms, Isis, Barishi, Empty Flowers, and Tombs. Get your exclusively through TRANSLATION LOSS!
BAND NAME: CABLE
LABEL NAME: Translation Loss
After 6 long-awaited years, DEVOURMENT return to form, embodying brutality with their ferocious new album, “Obscene Majesty”. Featuring drummer Brad Fincher and Ruben Rosas back on vocal duties – a lineup previously only heard on the band’s 1999 landmark album “Molesting the Decapitated”, the pioneers of brutal death metal sharpen their blades once again, and unleash some of the most disgustingly heavy slam ever! Buzzsaw guitars shred through limbs against head-caving, hammering drums. Deathly, blood-soaked vocals personify pain and torture. “Obscene Majesty” is the epitome of uncontrollable destruction from beginning to end, as DEVOURMENT crush through break-neck speeds, deafening ears and melting faces along the way. Honing in on the very elements of gore, death, and mutilation that have crowned the band as kings of the scene for over 24 years, DEVOURMENT force you to bare witness to the “Obscene Majesty”!
BAND NAME: DEVOURMENT
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
THE VOLUME’s specialty is making stuff up on the spot, recording it and then trying to improve it. Some of the time it’s like polishing a turd. Other times, someone’s swallowed a gold coin and if you wash away the ‘mud’ it starts to shine. Takes a while to disinfect it though. Their first release, entirely self-funded, has been the culmination of years of sitting around, waiting for someone to get off the couch to at least get us a glass of port. That eventually happened after only 4 (or was it 6?) years of procrastination. Currently only available on vinyl and only if you know us personally, this will change as they once again have to get off the couch and get a website going.
BAND NAME: The Volume (Website / Bandcamp / Facebook)
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