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Death Engine / Wren 2018 tour

added by Alex Deller on Friday December 1 2017 in Gigs

French brutalists Death Engine will embark on a shortish tour next year in support of their upcoming 'Place Noire' LP, and they'll be taking UK mob Wren with them. They'll be in these places on these days:

21/04 - Edinburgh

22/04 - Manchester

23/04 - tba

24/04 - tba

25/04 - Bristol

26/04 - Brighton

27/04 - London

link: apocaplexy.blogspot.com

Parasite - 'Zankyo' LP

added by Alex Deller on Thursday November 23 2017 in Pre-orders

Japanese G.I.S.M. fanatics Parasite have an LP on the way via Tadpole Records and Boss Tuneage. Here's some blurb: "For fans of G.I.S.M, Randy Uchida Group, G.A.T.E.S and Döraid – If you like riffs, solos and metal punk this is a must for your collection."

link: bosstuneage.bigcartel.com

B O L T - '( 0 4 )' pre-orders

added by Alex Deller on Wednesday October 25 2017 in Pre-orders

Narshardaa are taking pre-orders for B O L T's '( 0 4 )' CD and casette (the LP is coming via Dunk! Records). Says the label: "'( 0 4 )' is the first full-length by [ B O L T ] as a trio. In comparison to their earlier output the sound is more propulsive and structured. Emerging out of oppressive silence and ending up in ecstatic noise and drone, [ B O L T ] create waving sounds and crushing riffs. The trio presents a set in between the genres of drone, doom and metal."

link: narshardaa.bigcartel.com

Mihai Edrisch - 'Un Jour Sans Lendemain' LP repress

added by Alex Deller on Monday October 16 2017 in Reissues

Echo Canyon Records have repressed Mihai Edrisch's 'Un Jour Sans Lendemain' LP, which originally came out on Purepainsugar Records in 2005. Label says: "For those who are not familiar with the band, Mihai Edrisch was like a comet in the sky… shortlived but full of light. Active in the early 2000s, in a time when bands like Amanda Woodward, Daïtro, Belle Epoque, Gantz, Hyacinth, Sed Non Satiata and co were releasing records and touring, Mihai Edrisch as well had that (what is trademarked now as) 'French screamo' touch but they pushed the intensity, complexity and depth further than their peers. Driven by emotional high-ends guitars, heavy drums, aerial bass lines and desperate vocals, that album is a true masterpiece for the genre and it was time to bring it under the light once again. Featuring members of Celeste, Daïtro, Baton Rouge, Lost Boys, Pinku Saido and more."

link: echocanyonrecords.com

'Matinee: All Ages On The Bowery 1983-1985' photo book

added by Alex Deller on Thursday September 21 2017 in Books

Neat thing from Radio Raheem: "Between 1983 and 1985, New York City photographer Drew Carolan began photographing the patrons of the now infamous hardcore matinees that were going on at the seminal underground music club, CBGB. During the week, Carolan was working as an assistant to legendary portrait photographer Richard Avedon, and on weekends he set up a makeshift studio across the street from CBGB and intercepted kids on their way to the all-ages afternoon shows. The result is a collection of photographs capturing the beauty, vulnerability, and the unbridled energy of youth during the height of the Reagan years. The Bowery at that time was a true melting pot of downtrodden adults, underage hardcore punk kids, and people living on the fringes of society. Now, more that thirty years later, all of that has disappeared and a copacetic, prosperous, and gentrified element has taken its place. While the hardcore punk scene still thrives today, these photographs capture a time and place in history that no longer exists."

link: radioraheemrecords.com

Disfear - 'Live The Storm' LP reissue

added by Alex Deller on Thursday September 21 2017 in Reissues

La Familia have reissued Disfear's 'Live The Storm' LP, which came out back in 2008 on Relapse Records and was reissued a year later by the band themselves. You know if you want it or not.

link: lafamiliareleases.com