doom and gloom from 2011
Complete mind-numbing destruction by PHIL BLANKENSHIP and BRYAN THROLL. Edition of 150.
(limited to 100) documents the first release on vinyl for Long Beach based KDM (Kevin McEleney) and Los Angeles/Long Beach based Nial Morgan. Both well known for their phenomenally original approaches to noise composition and live performance; this Oxen release of new tracks showcases the potent combination of symmetrical equanimity and malice on ‘Mutual Transgressions’ and ‘Solitary Source’.
Wrong Hole: Nial Morgan, slashing paths through forests of electro-tape destructive territory with sleep deprived swagger, his compositional prowess is on rare and inspiring form throughout Mutual Transgressions’ specifically obtuse personal narrative.
Constrain: Solitary Solace, exceeding the expectations of his always brilliant razor burst cut-up noise infamy, here he expertly delivers a punishing scything. The track deftly ladders to a crushing apex, explodes all the listener’s cognizance before submitting to KDM’s sonic design certainty and returns rattled consciousness ending 5 minutes and 21 seconds of sublime cacophony.
$4.00WHAT IS MAKING US SICK
Recorded Dec 2014 - Jan 2015 in Meridiana. Blue offset printed sleeves.
Subtext I \ II
Guaranteed to be one of its most defining split 7"s to date, HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present a special split 7" between MIDNIGHT and SHITFUCKER. Next to NUNSLAUGHTER, if there were two other flagship bands under the HELLS HEADBANGERS banner, MIDNIGHT and SHITFUCKER would be it. MIDNIGHT blast forth with the savagely headbanging "Sadist Sodomystic Seducer," the band's first new track since their widely hailed second album, 2014's Satanic Royalty - and it's classic MIDNIGHT madness all the way, rabid and resolute, bloodied but unbreakable. SHITFUCKER bring their own brand of madness with "Nightmare (pt. 2)." No, it's not the long-distant follow-up to Sarcofago's "Nightmare," but gallops along with an acute sense of disease and disgust, descending into the abyss with metal mayhem. Set your target on this and get wiped out!
A split 7" of absolute ferocity from two of Canada's best current bands.
RADIOACTIVE VOMIT emerged in 2010 with their debut demo Vomit Command Until Suicide. Using the foundation laid by legends such as BLASPHEMY and CONQUEROR, they imbued the blackened sounds of war metal primitivism with the grime of D-beat punk. They followed this up with 2012's well-regarded Witchblood tape. Their side of this split continues down the same path of depravity. Recorded and mixed by VK (of the mighty VASSAFOR), this is their strongest work to date. Hail the Vomit Cult!
COLUMN OF HEAVEN are probably best known as a sort of "continuation" of powerviolence/noise fanatics THE ENDLESS BLOCKADE, but that all-too-easy pigeonholing does the band no justice. COLUMN OF HEAVEN is its own beast entirely. The tracks they present on this split represent merely one facet of COLUMN OF HEAVEN, in this case that of noise-drenched deathgrind. For those who have been following the band from their inception, their half of this split will be a welcome repast; for those as yet uninitiated, prepare to inhale the stench of death and see the light.
RECTAL HYGIENICS attempts to provide a small window into the inherent filth that exists within our world by noisily trudging their way through two concise narrative representations of the seedy underbelly we often choose to ignore. Nothing is as it seems...
Newly relocated back in Oregon, Regosphere brings a heavy dose of his Anxiety-Electronics in a lurching, claustrophobic track that delves further into the off kilter rhythms, oozing synths, bowed metal screech and punishing vocals that have been surfacing on the past few split tapes and recent live shows. Putting aside some of the more psychedelic elements of past works and focusing more on the feeling of pure dread this track is one of his heaviest and most focused to date. Cancer is the new grim reaper...
Hailing from Rhode Island and coming hot off the heels of his new full-length on Malignant, The Vomit Arsonist lays down one of the bleakest death-industrial tracks ever committed to vinyl for this split. Andy is well known for his solo work as TVA as well as being a member of the long running power electronics outfit Bereft and running the Danvers State tape label since 2008. Slow burn bass throbs lay the foundation for somber scorching synths, junk metal abuse and absolutely crushing vocals. Pain is the way...
JOURNEY OF THE K-VERBAND was recorded in the summer of 2011 and is the second chapter of THE VOYAGE OF THE DECIMA MAS. The K-Verband was the WWII German frogman equivalent to the Italian Decima MAS; taking example from the Italian frogmen and their missions. THE RITA has used the WWII frogmen theme as representative of the recordings, this time via sound sources from the miking of ocean fishing lures while jigging for Lingcod in the same areas snorkelled for the VOTDM source recordings. The Traumatone underwater contact mics attached directly to the lures meant that every sound after the various Lingcod took the lure and mic inside their throats was captured for eventual further analogue manipulation. With almost no trial and error, this technically ‘risky’ technique for picking up natural and violent source sounds turned out even better than expected between the initial taking of the mic and lure, the mic’d lure moving in the throat, and the eventual water surface splashing and the on deck removal of the mic’d lure from the fish’s mouth.
A natural extension between the idea of the VOTDM snorkelling source sounds, the sounds now come directly from Lingcod that occupy the waters just kilometres from the original snorkel site in Pender Harbour, BC, Canada.
Included with the release is an original illustration by BC First Nations artist Larissa Healey commissioned by THE RITA.
1) Journey Of The K-Verband (Throat Lure) I
1) Journey Of The K-Verband (Throat Lure) II
– 7″ x 7″ Insert
– Limited Edition 250 Copies
– Individually Numbered (Cover & Label)
45 RPM 7" from this Danish synth pop group following the recent "Fortuna" LP on Posh Isolation, and several cassette titles on Janushoved & Posh Isolation.
$3.50Old-school death metal featuring Dan from ARCHAGATHUS.
New for 2016, Strength in tightly concentrated havoc, an action massacre of charred mutilation across two sides of a must own 7″ defining the kinetics of destruction.
Category: total slaughter.
On Xmas day in 1999, the channels of the noise canon received a new entry into its ranks by the name of Sissy Spacek. 15 years later, the outfit, held together by core members John Wiese & Charlie Mumma, has left a littered trail of damaged recordings and countless performances in its wake. Known for it's cult output and conceptual performances—each idea folding over the last to create havoc in the way that most would care to avoid, Sissy Spacek takes this all head on. Their newest 7-inch shows the band exploring song-based material (see also their live shows), employing it's newest member Sara Taylor to provide vocal accompaniment to their special brand of furious destruction. To those familiar with their previous works on PPM, Chondritic Sound, Gilgongo or Wiese's own Helicopter imprint, one will instantly welcome their signature hybrid of grindcore blasts and avant-garde sensibility and remain captured by the band's semblance of leftfield song writing.
$13.00DARK DESCENT / IRON BONEHEAD
Dark Descent Records, in cooperation with Iron Bonehead (Germany), is proud to present a special split 7" between SPECTRAL VOICE and PHRENELITH. SPECTRAL VOICE (US) and PHRENELITH (DK) are two of the death metal underground's hottest, most promising bands who've yet to release a full-length album, and this split 7" features an exclusive song from each horde. Hailing from Denver, SPECTRAL VOICE have churned out a handful of demos as well as a split the last couple years, and their tirelessly prolific nature continues with "Peeled Veins" - ever aptly titled, this track churns with a dizzying density, the band once again putting a new twist on the classic Finnish death metal archetype. Hailing from Copenhagen, PHRENELITH have also churned out a handful of demos the past couple years, and their contribution here to their first split release, "Once Fertile Soil," is a dark 'n' disgusting slice of eldritch Scandinavian bestiality, the likes of which suggested by ancient Belial and Mythos. Together, this split is mandatory for those who freely dwell within the abyss...
$4.00TORN LIGHT RECORDS
A glimpse into the works of Sunken Cheek's bleak vision. Low drones in dark hallways, ominous hums & swells with abrasive walls of sound. Prince of Mind is a forewarning for Husk, the two pieces work together to bring a completed work of terror & fear through sound. The first solo vinyl release for Sunken Cheek & the first of many collaborations with Torn Light Records.
Sunken Cheek is the solo project of Weston Cz, vocalist of Hunger Pains, Oak & Bone, and Japanese Furnace, etc etc
7" comes housed in a screen printed jacket with a fold out screen printed newsprint poster. 300 copies one time pressing on black vinyl.
$3.00MERCY OF SLUMBER
If BONE AWL was from Winnipeg, MB.