Friday, 7 April 2017

BL'AST – Blood! - LP US version clear with red splatter vinyl .

Long out of print USA version only on clear red splatter vinyl limited to 500 copies - 180 gram vinyl with deluxe gatefold jacket - MIXED AND PRODUCED BY DAVE GROHL The highly influential Santa Cruz hardcore legend: 'BL'AST!' formed in 1982 and released its first album, The Power of Expression, in 1985 -Their debut album completely blew everyone away and would go on to be one of the "must- have"/classic hardcore albums from the 80s' - 'BL'AST!' was beyond intense and continually pushing the boundaries of hardcore with their advanced musicianship and overall ability to completely explode during live performances.
BL’AST! guitarist, Mike Neider contacted Southern Lord with news that he had found some mysterious old BL’AST! master tapes in a abandoned storage locker. Greg Anderson, fanatical about BL’AST!, wasted no time in sending the tapes to a studio to be baked. Needless to say, after 25 years gathering dust, the quality had deteriorated. Even when the tapes had been baked, nobody could have anticipated what would follow. With the tapes baked and audio digitised, Southern Lord contacted long time BL’AST! fiend, Dave Grohl about mixing this recording, his response was an enthusiastic “FUCK YEAH!, LETS DO THIS”! Whilst inside Grohl’s famous 606 Studios (and with the Neve console as featured in the recent Grohl produced documentary ‘Sound City’) a remarkable discovery was made – a completely unheard, unreleased BL’AST! recording session from the mid-80s.
The lineup of the band at the time of the recording included second guitarist William Duvall (from Neon Christ & interestingly now the vocalist for Alice In Chains) who had moved from his hometown of Atlanta out to Santa Cruz on a tip from mutual friends, Corrosion of Conformity to join the band. Unfortunately his tenure with BL’AST! was short-lived and no recordings from that lineup were ever released.
From the thunderous bass intro of “Only Time Will Tell” to the apocalyptic warnings of “Its In My Blood” the album completely rips and rages from start to finish. All parties involved were completely amazed at how vibrant, unique and new the material sounded. All things considered, it is miraculous that this record survived it’s journey and that everyone who was involved in bringing this recording to life, could be. Everything fell into place, when it could have easily crumbled along the way. This record is a time capsule that is meant to be heard!
There is no doubt in our minds that Blood will be a crucial purchase for any current Hardcore fiend as well as punk/hardcore fans who loved the band back in the day.
A1 Only Time Will Tell
A2 Sshh!
A3 Sometimes
A4 Winding Down
A5 Look Into Myself
B1 Your Eyes
B2 Tomorrow
B3 Poison
B4 Sequel
B5 Something Beyond
B6 It's In My Blood

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Wolfbrigade – Run With The Hunted - LP White Vinyl.

Wolfbrigade – Run With The Hunted - LP White Vinyl.
PRE-ORDER - HERE END OF THIS MONTH - great new LP from Wolfbrigade on white vinyl limited to 500 copies only - limited stock available here - -
WOLFBRIGADE's Run With The Hunted surges with ten brutalizing new tracks which elevate both the harsh intensity and the melodic attributes of the band's patented, penetrating, d-beat-ridden hardcore crust punk to new extremes of infectious viciousness. A concentrated sense of urgency lines the entire record, while a fragmented sense of dystopia fuels the scathing vocal wrath. Run With The Hunted was recorded in both Studio Fredman in Gothenburg (At the Gates, In Flames, Martyrdöd), by Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd, and in Sunlight Studio (Dismember, Entombed, Grave) in Stockholm, by Tomas Skogsberg.
Declares WOLFBRIGADE of the new album, "We looked to explore our rawness, writing straight-up, in-your-face, primitive songs. On this record, we decided to push the melodic strains even further, but without losing either intensity or brutality. Lyrically we have been inspired by both classic and obscure dystopian literature, finding suitably horrible metaphors for the decline of western society. The search for freedom continues, but this time the path is pointed inwards, into ourselves."