Thursday, November 30, 2017

YOB - "The Great Cessation (Reissue)"

Relapse is proud to present the deluxe reissue of YOB's The Great Cessation. Originally released in 2009, the trio's 5th full-length record is a master lesson in cosmic Doom. Epic, crushing, and heavy beyond words, YOB achieved legendary status in recent years due to their unmatched aesthetic and incredible body of work. The Great Cessation is a flawless document of a band reformed and reinspired like never before. Ebbing and flowing between thunderous, skull-splitting riffage and rhythm to meditative moments of introspective psychedelia, The Great Cessation is an essential piece in the pantheon of YOB's illustrious output. This definitive edition has been completely remastered by Heba Kadry (The Mars Volta, Diamanda Galas, Slowdive) and includes stunning new artwork plus two bonus tracks (previously only available on vinyl).

Release Date:
December 8, 2017


Tour Dates:
Feb 15 Seattle, WA Chop Suey
Feb 16 Portland, OR Sabertooth Festival
Feb 23 Eugene, OR WOW Hall
May 25 Vancouver, BC Modified Ghost Festival

Recommended if you like:
Neurosis, Sleep, Electric Wizard, Windhand, Pallbearer, Khemmis, Mastodon

Ripple Music Launches the Biggest Sale in Label History! LP's as low as $5, CD's as low as $2 -- Limited Time!

You know that Ripple album you’ve been watching but never pulled the trigger? Now’s the time! Ripple Music announces it's biggest sale ever in label history!  Most back catalog prices slashed for our Pre-holiday sale. Many CDs as low as $2-5 many LPs as low as $5-7 and discounts on many of the few test pressings, double LP's, and limited editions we have left in stock. So hurry over. Supplies are limited and once they’re gone, they’re gone.  Sale is for limited time only!
December brings two new releases to the Ripple catalog, including the latest chapter of The Second Coming of Heavy: Chapter 7. This installment of the award-winning split series brings the heaviness with Switchblade Jesus and Fuzz Evil battling it out for heavy supremacy! To be released on December 8,stay tuned for pre-order info! "Overall great split from a couple of really good Stoner Rock bands who hopefully have a couple of bright futures! " --The Dirty Room
December also brings this beast, Borracho "Riffography."  A compendium of all the bands previous vinyl-only releases from splits, 7", 10" etc, never before available in one package!  Even the songs from the long-out-of-print Chapter 1 of Second Coming of Heavy are here.  CD package up for pre-order at and you can check it out at our bandcamp page!
And here's some big news!!  Ripple Music is thrilled to announce our first ever Official SXSW showcase featuring 6 killer bands all storming the stage! Mothership, Wo Fat, Freedom Hawk, The Watchers, Blackwulf with special guest Geof O'Keefe (Pentagram/Bedemon) and Steak! Also appearing at South-by will be Salem's Bend. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Xroadie Files

Massgrav – Stockholm Rockers
Norse – Guitar/Vocals, Ola – Bass/Vocals, Fenok – Drums

24 songs of pure punk that range from a few seconds to a couple of minutes hard fast and in your face.  In the style of classic punk meets SOD.

Deadneck – Levitation
Aleski Laasko- Vocal, Sauli Purhonen – Guitar, Ville Priha – Guitar, Vesa Tiovanen – Bass, Mika Rasanen – Drums

Intro slow steady plodding droning feedback that just worms its way into your brain.  Sleepless is a slow Sabbath style of grinding riff that just seems to come up from beneath you and some very interesting vocals.  Born To Follow is more of an up tempo riff that will have you swaying to it and Headbanging.  Crimson Sky some very nice acoustic guitar that moves and grooves its way thru time and space then the rest of the band melds in to make a great song to just drift to.  Somersault more stoner psychedelia with a great riff and some excellent lead guitar to play air guitar.  Back On Top is slow bluesy steady riff oriented stoner rock that just slides down the road.

Anatomia – Cranial Obsession
Jun Tonosaki – Bass/Vocals, Takashi Tanaka – Drums/Vocals, Yukiyasu Fukaya – Guitars/Vocals

Necrotic Incision feedback slowly builds then a blast of evil and violence that just runs you over.  Fiend   punk meets death metal with lots of aggression. Vanishment starts with more of a Sabbath feel slow and plodding 14 minutes of pure noise and confusion in a death metal style with lots of twists.   Morbid Hallucination is more of a mid-tempo death metal song with lots of grinding riffs and deep dark vocals.      Excarnated   starts with some acoustic guitar very melancholy then plows along at an evil pace just dragging you along.  Uncanny Descension punch in your face dark evil death metal.  Abysmal Decay is over 15 minutes of dark dreary droning death that just drags you to hell. Reccurence more slow droning evil up from the abyss to annihilate your soul

Hawkmoth – Godless Summit
Aaron Steed – Bass, Andy Griggs – Guitar, Heath Blows – Guitar, Brendan Mackay - Drums

Godless Summit weirds strange sounds with guitar that melds in and slowly builds to a smooth steady beat and some excellent guitar. IBEX is more slow pounding droning plodding metal that just takes you on a weirds trip to infinity. Mala Fide sit back close your eyes and get ready to take a trip to the unknown and back. Charnel Grounds almost 14 minutes of mind trip music kind of like old Pink Floyd but with some new influences.

Rose Tiger – From Top To Bottom
Wendy Killmann – All Instruments

Look Around has that new wave sound from the 80s with lots of keyboards and drum machines with sing along vocals. Tiger Lilly (Lala Song) more almost disco meets new wave that would be great in a dance club reminds me of Flock Of Seagulls.  High And Low melodic keys that tune into another new age style song that just takes you back to the early days of MTV.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

AT THE GATES Begin Recording New Album, Announce Live Shows for 2018


Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES have begun recording their upcoming studio album with producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, The Haunted, Dimmu Borgir) at Parlour Studios in the UK, which follows up 2014’s acclaimed comeback release “At War With Reality”.

Frontman Tomas checked in with the following comment:
"We are finally hitting the studio and are super excited about this! The songs have been worked on in such detail for the last 7 months and we can´t wait to put them down to tape. Russ Russell was actually the runner up for mixing “At War With Reality”, and we really wanted to work with him on this one. He has what we are looking for when it comes to sheer loud, blunt heaviness. This is going to be a darker, richer and more raging album than the last one. It has so much more real ATG emotions on display, and I would say, it has the same approach lyrically as the feeling of “The Red In The Sky Is Ours”. More of a RED album, than a BLUE one. Can´t wait for people to hear it!"

Check out a look inside the studio, featuring AT THE GATES drummer Adrian Erlandsson doing a drum set-up run-down for the recordings here:

AT THE GATES have also announced their next live shows for 2018 including a trek to the U.S for Decibel's Metal & Beer Festival in Philadelphia, PA! Dates are as follows:
3/4          Tilburg, NL – Netherlands Deathfest
3/31        Philadelphia,PA – Decibel Metal & beer Fest
6/21        Halden, NO – Tons Of Rock Festival
7/13-15  Gävle, CH – Gefle Metal Fest
7/27-28  Essen, DE – Nord Open Air
8/8-11    Jaromer, CZ – Brutal Assault Festival

AT THE GATES’ latest album, “At War With Reality”, which came out in late 2014 via Century Media Records, marked a first new studio album effort in 19 years for AT THE GATES and managed to enter the charts in several countries upon release, including the following positions: Sweden: # 3, Germany: # 25, USA: # 53, Finland: # 15, Austria: # 39, Switzerland: # 51, UK: #132, UK Rock Charts: # 13, France: # 119 or also Japan Oricon International: # 17.

Feel free to to re-visit the various video clips produced for “At War With Reality”:
“Death And The Labyrinth”:
“Heroes And Tombs”:
“The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)”:
“The Night Eternal”:
“The Circular Ruins”:

“At War With Reality” is available from Century Media's web store here:

Further updates on the upcoming album will be revealed soon!

AT THE GATES line-up:
(From left to right on above photo)
Adrian Erlandsson – Drums
Jonas Björler – Bass
Tomas Lindberg – Vocals
Jonas Stålhammar – Guitar
Martin Larsson – Guitar

AT THE GATES online:

Century Media online:

OK Go Premieres New Music Video for "Obsession"

Grammy® Award winning rock band OK Go have shared their latest extraordinarily innovative music video for track "Obsession". Directed by OK Go frontman Damian Kulash, Jr. and Yusuke Tanaka, with the support of the leading global paper brand, Double A, the intricately choreographed clip was shot in Japan over the course of two years using 567 printers and a lot of paper. Watch the stunning music video HERE. "Obsession" is off OK Go's latest album Hungry Ghosts, which available HERE via Paracadute/BMG. 

"This song is about how our most intense and complicated emotions are also our simplest and most universal. Obsession is so overwhelming and perplexing, but it's also so binary and basic - everything's normal and then suddenly it's not," shared Kulash, Jr. "For the video, we wanted that same idea: take the simplest thing and just revel in how powerful and not-simple it really is. And animation is that - it's just one picture on one piece of paper, then another, and then another, and somehow that progression turns into a whole universe. So we tried to create the physical version of that universe, a room where the walls can change into anything you imagine, but everything is made of just one piece of paper following the last."

"And what a pleasure it was to collaborate with this team. Working with Yusuke was incredible, and we've been wide-eyed fanboys of Rizomatiks and Elevenplay (and Daito and Mikiko) for years, so this was a real dream come true. We learned, again, that the simplest ideas are always the hardest, and this team made miracles happen. We're so thankful that Double A gave us this opportunity, not to mention the paper that inspired the whole thing!" Kulash, Jr. elaborated

"Because we are constantly looking for innovative ways to showcase Double A's super smooth paper, it was a no-brainer to approach OK Go," said Thirawit Leetavorn, Senior Executive Vice President at Double A. "OK Go's viral video style and award -winning originality that draws viewers in is exactly what we were looking for in a creative partner."

Alongside the launch of the video, Double A Paper will offer at least two lucky viewers the chance to meet the band in a city on their concert tour with VIP tickets and backstage passes. Other prizes include iphones and gift cards. Fans can enter the contest HERE. Double A has fostered enduring relationships with consumers based on trust, quality, ease of use, and the company's sustainable environmental practices and charitable contributions. All of the paper used in the "Obsession" music video has since been recycled, with proceeds donated to Greenpeace. 

This summer, two of OK Go's music videos were honored with a staggering seven awards at the 2017 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the largest gathering of worldwide advertising professionals, designers, digital innovators, and marketers. "The One Moment", captures, in mind-bending slow motion, over 300 events which occurred in a mere 4.2 seconds of real time. "Upside Down & Inside Out", which was shot in zero gravity in the skies above Russia, also received the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award for Visual Art, and was nominated for the Grammy® Award for Best Video.

Earlier this year, OK Go delivered the TED Talk "How To Find a Wonderful Idea" at the prestigious conference in Vancouver, BC. Kulash, Jr. explained the band's unique creative approach, shedding light on the process behind their extraordinarily innovative music videos.  Eschewing the traditional slideshow format, the talk itself embodied the infectious spirit of OK Go, and was bookended by the band playing acoustic renditions of "This Too Shall Pass" and "The One Moment" in synch with the songs' iconic video clips. The talk earned a rare standing ovation from the packed opening-night audience, and curator Chris Anderson joined the band on stage to exclaim, "You've reinvented the TED talk!"

Inspired in part by the performances for their TED Talk, OK Go unveiled a new interactive live show on a West Coast tour earlier this month. The band performed their songs live and in sync with 20 of their iconic videos, pausing for question/answer sessions with the crowd and newly reimagined renditions of fan favorite tracks. OK Go will take their new interactive live show in tour next year. Upcoming live dates will be available via the band's website soon.

About OK Go
Singer and video director Damian Kulash, Jr. and bassist Tim Nordwind met at summer camp in 1987, and a decade later they formed OK Go. With Dan Konopka as drummer and Andy Ross as guitarist and resident computer programmer, they've built a unique career at the intersection of music, visual art, technology, and science, emerging at the forefront of a class of artists whose 21st-century brand of experimental creativity dissolves the traditional boundaries between disciplines.

OK Go have collaborated with dance companies and tech giants, cosmonauts and Muppets, scientists and entrepreneurs. Their videos have been encoded on strands of actual DNA. They've penned New York Times op-eds and testified before the US Congress, and they were President Obama's selection to perform at his 50th birthday party.

OK Go received the 2016 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award for Visual Art, and they've been honored with a Grammy, three MTV Video Music Awards, eighteen Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity awards, six CLIO awards, three UK Music Video Awards, two Webby Awards, and have had their work presented at The Guggenheim, MoCA, LACMA, The Hirschhorn, The Hammer Museum, and Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture.

Monday, November 27, 2017


Antares Records

This progressive rock trio hails from Orange County, CA and consists of Steve Rogers (piano, keyboards, lead and backing vocals), Savannah Rogers (guitar, lead and backing vocals), and Kurt Barabas (bass and guitars). The album also features the additional musicians: Matt Chamberlain (drums), David Levita (guitars), Jamie Muhoberac (keyboards), Pop Levi (backing vocals), and Andrea Meli (backing vocals).

With political lyrics and tight musicianship, the band gives listeners an earful that makes repeated listening very easy. You get hints of ‘70s prog mixed with ‘80s and current sounds that make for a nice mixture of sounds that never gets boring. This has so many songs that stand out that it’s hard to pick one or two, it’s like a collection of the best songs or at least a band that put a lot of thought into what they recorded instead of just trying to pack a ton of songs on a release. The one-two punch of “Puritans” and “School Daze” must be one of the best starts to any album that I’ve heard in a long time. So catchy and played with conviction, I had a hard time going onto the rest of the album until I played them a few more times. “The Pendulum”, “Heads And Tails”, and the lead single “Big Brother,” are more of the standouts on the album. There is also an 18-minute opus on the record entitled “Towers” that is an amazing song that needs to be listened to with headphones on to get the full effect. With beautiful production from Mark Needham, this sounds clear, crisp and full of life.

All I can say is that if you need something new to listen to, grab this and ignore your preconceived idea of overwrought prog, this has depth and is brimming with emotion, plus lyrics that will get you thinking…how can that ever be a bad combination?

-Rick Ecker

Sunday, November 26, 2017

W.A.S.P. - Unveil Details For Release Of "ReIdolized (The Soundtrack to the Crimson Idol)”!

This year marks the 25th anniversary of "The Crimson Idol" - the legendary story of Jonathan Aaron Steele, which was originally intended to be accompanied by a movie, with several hundred hours of film that were shot to create approximately 60 minutes of movie footage. The album is still considered to be the best of W.A.S.P.'s career, and one of the greatest concept albums of all time! It undoubtedly belongs in every metal head’s record collection!

Napalm Records now proudly presents "ReIdolized (The Soundtrack to the Crimson Idol)", the 25th anniversary of the iconic hit album plus the original "The Crimson Idol" movie on DVD and BluRay! For the first time EVER as originally intended – film and soundtrack united and released as one special product! The product will also feature 4 missing songs that were originally intended to be part of the original "The Crimson Idol".

"ReIdolized (The Soundtrack to the Crimson Idol)" will be released worldwide on February 2nd 2018 via Napalm Records! 

All info on album artwork, track listing, and available formats can be found below:

Track listing CD1:
1    The Titanic Overture
2    The Invisible Boy
3    Arena of Pleasure
4    Chainsaw Charlie (Murders in the New Morgue)
5    The Gypsy Meets the Boy
6    Michael's Song
7    Miss You
8    Doctor Rockter

Track listing CD2:
1    I Am One
2    The Idol
3    Hold on to My Heart
4    Hey Mama
5    The Lost Boy
6    The Peace
7    Show Time
8    The Great Misconceptions of Me

Available formats:
2CD & Bluray & DVD in Slipcase
2LP Gatefold + DVD
Deluxe Box
2CD Digipack (Re-Press)
2CD Jewelcase (Re-Press)
Digital Album

More Info & News On W.A.S.P.:

"Hail The Hounds" Tour (feat. Greenleaf, The Atomic Bitchwax & Steak) kicking-off soon!

Hey friends!

December is almost here, bringing along Christmas markets (popping up everywhere!), snow (starting to fall here and there...), and the usual madness of year's end celebrations... But above all, it brings the "HAIL THE HOUNDS TOUR"!! Greenleaf, The Atomic Bitchwax and Steak teaming-up to rock you with the hottest and finest spaced-out stoner grooves! 16 dates in 7 countries, starting from December 1st! You just shouldn't miss that: Tab have a new album, and rumors say that Greenleaf might play some tunes from the new record they're working on!
We are also thrilled to tell you that MaidaVale, the Swedish grooviest star rising in the skies of heavy psychedelia, just joined the Sound Of Liberation family! The quartet is currently working on its second album, set to see daylight in March 2018! MaidaVale will of course be touring in the Spring to promote it :)
And as usual, many of our other artists (1000Mods, Mars Red Sky, Monkey3, The Necromancers for instance) also have dates scheduled here and there this month, so check-out our Website if you don't wanna miss the next gig of your favorite band! 

So long for now fellas. Enjoy the end of 2017, keep up the Flag of Rock, and stay tuned for loads of awesome news for 2018!

Your SOL Team

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Diggers Factory offers new LP release from King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard for $1

This album is FREE. Free as in, free. Free to download and if you wish, free to make copies. Make tapes, make CD’s, make records.

On November 14, 2017, the Australian psychedelic rock band King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard published this powerful statement, encouraging fans around the world to produce their own copies of the band’s newest album called “Polygondwanaland”.

This kind of initiative is what Diggers Factory supports, building a sense of community around music and vinyl records. We love to see music lovers gather around the passion they share for an artist.

Since we know the production of a vinyl record can be difficult without the adequate partners, we are offering you our experience and expertise to produce a limited quantity of “Polygondwanaland” on vinyl at a symbolic price of 1€.

This will happen as a pre-order campaign limited to 2000 copies for sale at 1€ (only 1 copy per Digger) and there will be another round of 100 records to win randomly by creating a new account on Diggers Factory.

We want to give everyone a chance to get their lucky hands on this album, so let’s make it real together! MAKE IT VINYL!

Each delivery address will be verified to limit the number of copies to 1 for each Digger.

You can find out more and learn how Diggers Factory will press vinyl for anyone's budget the link below.

Friday, November 24, 2017

A Ripple Conversation With Esben Willems Of Monolord

Can you define the bands vision when you're creating music?

Esben Willems: Our vision is to always keep exploring our band sound and always aim at making the next live show or the next album better than the previous one.

Tell me about your live shows! Do you have any rituals before you go on stage?

EW: Since we're all vegetarians we don't sacrifice baby goats, we're also atheists and don't believe in supernatural beings to summon, so we're having difficulties finding a fitting ritual to perform. But for the time being, black coffee and talking backwards in a dimly lit room will do.

How has the band progressed as a live act since its first live-performance?

EW: I think that's more a question to our audience, how they experience a live show compared to the first time they saw us. For us, it's being a more tight knit unit, we have developed a mutual understanding, you know when you can read each other's minds almost, you know what your band mates are doing next without having to communicate that, it's implied. Hard to explain, but that feeling is just amazing. When the band is one collective unit.

Any specific memorable concerts so far?

EW: I love those intimate and intense shows, when the venue is packed, the audience is up close and the air is vibrating from the heat. For me, that's the pure essence of a live show; you're one with the audience.

How do you translate the record into a liveshow?

EW: We always record with the feeling of the live sound as a reference, so there really is not much of any adaptation. Before tours we rehearse until the songs are in our backbones, from there's it's just go.

Could you imagine when you started the band that you would be a well respected band with many tours overseas and a constant growing fanbase?

EW: No.

Have you met any reaction on your latest effort ”Rust”?

EW: The response from our fans have been overwhelming, on top of that we've been getting great reviews, a massive stream of superlatives, almost hard to comprehend.

Did you notice any change in the way people react if you compare it to your other records?

EW: Only that many seems to like the minor difference in sound, like the addition of other instruments here and there.

You record your own records!  Bad or Negative? Both?
EW: There is always positive and negative sides to everything. But the bonuses with recording yourself is that you can use your time just as you please, you're not limited to a specific time frame in which you need to deliver your absolute best, and then some. That pressure can sometimes kill the joy and inspiration, so at least we don't have to deal with that aspect of the process.

When writing for a new record. Can describe the process? What comes first ? Are you a jamming band or do you have it all clear when entering the studio?

EW: There's no specific formula or set process. We always work on new music, in several kinds of ways, so when it's approaching album recording time we start with narrowing the current ideas down to the material we feel is would make an album we can be proud of.

What’s the ingredient when you're crafting the massive record sound of yours?

EW: It seems like there's a perpetual search for the holy grail of sound, but the harsh reality is that there is no magic ingredient. Hard work and open ears is all you need.

You seem to be a band who write about what's going on in the world. Do you get any comments about not writing the usual doom-lyrics?

EW: Yes.

Do you have any favorite child on the new record?

EW: If by child you mean song, every song is our favorite. We wouldn't have recorded them otherwise.

What song makes the audience go bananas?

EW: Whenever any cover band plays Bon Jovi's ”You Give Love a Bad Name”. I still don't get that.

Whats the reason behind the success of so many Scandinavian bands?

EW: Garlic, coffee, the polar bears roaming every street in every town, atheism and the resistance against the royal family.

When recording Rust you used several different instruments such as strings and organ and especially the violin in “Wormland”. I think the violin picks up the octave from the guitar and rides the song out. Is this a direction you will explore even more on the upcoming records?

EW: We don't make decisions like that, we go with the flow of the songs and what we think the feel of them are, so if we feel the addition of a specific instrument will get us there we'll add that, if not we won't.

What gear are you using when recording?

EW: Basic gear, the sound is not in the gear, it's in how you use it.

What’s up for the rest of 2017 in the catacombs of Monolord?

EW: We're on tour with Conan at the moment, covering most of Europe. Great fun! After that, we only have one more show this year, the mini festival Vintersabbat in Oslo.


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Throbbing Gristle: 40th Anniversary Event at Rough Trade NYC

Photo: Throbbing Gristle



Mute and Rough Trade are pleased to announce a special Q&A and signing with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge of Throbbing Gristle at Rough Trade NYC on November 24. Moderating the discussion will be T. Cole Rachel of The Creative Independent. The Brooklyn event follows a similar occasion held earlier this month at Rough Trade East in London with Throbbing Gristle’s Cosey Fanni Tutti and Chris Carter. Further information regarding the Brooklyn Q&A and signing is available here.

The Rough Trade event coincides with the first in a series of reissues on Mute, starting with the 40th anniversary of their debut album release, The Second Annual Report.

On November 24, The Second Annual Report, presented as a limited edition white vinyl release in the original packaging and also on double CD, and 20 Jazz Funk Greats, on green vinyl and double CD, will be released along with, The Taste Of TG: A Beginner’s Guide to Throbbing Gristle with an updated track listing that will include “Almost A Kiss” (from 2007’s Part Two: Endless Not). This will be the first time The Taste Of TG has been available on vinyl and will be presented on double red vinyl alongside a CD and digital release. For those not attending the Rough Trade event, stream and order the reissues via the links below.

The Second Annual Report
20 Jazz Funk Greats
Taste of TG

The Second Annual Report, the first album from Throbbing Gristle, came out originally on November 4, 1977 and launched the career of one of the most politically and sonically antagonistic bands of all time.

Throbbing Gristle are Chris Carter, Peter 'Sleazy' Christopherson (who sadly passed away on November 25, 2010), Cosey Fanni Tutti and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. Their impact on music, culture and the arts is immeasurable and still felt today.

November’s anniversary releases will be followed by further catalog releases in 2018.

TBC 2018
D.o.A. The Third And Final Report
Heathen Earth
Part Two: Endless Not
Mission Of Dead Souls
Greatest Hits
Journey Through A Body
In The Shadow Of The Sun

2017 saw Throbbing Gristle’s catalog available on streaming services for the first time. Mute and Throbbing Gristle will continue the reissues series, creating previously unreleased box sets and making available long out-of-print and important pieces of work.



STB Records Celebrates 5 Years!

Its True!! STB Records is going to be 5 years old! How insane is that!! To celebrate I am putting everything in the STB Records store ON SALE for 30% off!! EVERYTHING!. Not only that, every order will get a FREE copy of an unreleased version of one of my records!! That is right! FREE VINYL!! People First! This is relationship business not show business...

I want to extend a heart felt thank you to each and everyone of you who have supported wheather it be from day 1 or just this week. You all are equally important and help STB Records continue to grow and pursue its mission to create a movement. This fight has no meaning unless we ALL grow together. So again, Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Stay Punk in your minds and Heavy in your hearts.

Steve STB

TOKE "Orange"
STB - 28 TOKE - ORANGE - On Sale Saturday Dec 9th 12 noon EST

STB 28 - TOKE "Orange" - Repress comes with 2 new VINYL ONLY TRACKS

    Sunshine of Your Love - Originally by Cream
    Limb from Limb - Originally by Motorhead

Rick Contes from “Young And In The Way” did guest solos on limb from limb!

Test Pressing - 15 units - Comes hand numbered with a SUPER exclusive laser etched WOOD cover.

Die Hard -75 units - 180g vinyl - Half Transparent Orange / Half Clear - with black splatter in a heavy weight euro version jacket with two diff color foil stamping.. Comes with an exclusive TOKE "Orange" cast ring, a 4ft x 4ft TOKE "Orange" silk banner, and a TOKE "Orange" Back patch for your battle vest!

OBI Edition: - 100 units-  Clear with a black center and orange splatter. Printed OBI Strip - Made to look like "Toke Brand" rolling papers. hand numbered. Jacket with - spot UV

Standard Edition - 125 units-  Clear with black and orange splatter Jacket with - spot UV

Save your alarms and mark your calendars. These will go FAST!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Xroadie Files

Deathcrush – Hell
Luigi Cara – Vocals/Bass, Andrea Sechi – Guitar, Giampiero Serra – Drums

Incest Of The Wretched is Slayer thrash with death metal vocals and blast beats.  Eucharisty Of Worms more annihilation of sounds and grinding riffs.  Lost In The Vortex of Heretics just grinds thru you and tears you apart.  Blasphemik Souls has more of a classic metal riff then the deep vocals just pound into your very being.  Dethroned Archangels is Metallica meets Slayer meets Death.  Mors Mori 3002 evil slowly builds into Crowning The Beast which just grabs you and slams you to the ground over and over.  Spreading The Chaos is just that, a chaos of sounds that just runs you over. King Of Rats keeps up the blast beats and fast riffs along with the demonic vocals.  Deny The Cricifix starts slow and steady boring into your very essence and dragging you to hell.

Diuna – The Very Best Of The Golden Hits
Maciek Klimiuk, Patryk Mitzig, Jakub Didkowski, Konstanty Mierjewski

Smiec W Czerwcu is a very blues based stoner style of song that just has your head a bobbin and feet tappin that also has some interesting twists and turns.  Klamstwa Szatana is blues mixed with stoner mixed with psychedelia very interesting to sit back and trip to.  Uczta is mid-tempo song that has a very Sabbath style to it.  Zielony Syn slow steady and plodding with rough deep vocals.  Szron has a guitar riff that is Hendrix meets Stevie Ray Vaughn with a slow bluesy riff with a very strange ending.  Afekt Bladawy blues meets stoner meets psychedelia.  Filozofia Dialogu a fast tempo bluesy rockabilly riff mixed with stoner rock vocals has a Motorhead sound to it.  Telmo Sisso slow and melodic then a grinding riff moves in and goes back and forth for 9 minutes of pure musical tripping. 

Eccentric Pendalum  - Tellurian Concepts
Vibhas – Drums, Ankit – Guitar, Arjun – Guitar, Arun – Bass, Kaushal – Vocals

Tellurian I Nil strange sounds and moods that just make you trip away to a far place.  Tellurian II Accelerated Extinction old style Pink Floyd psychedelia with death metal vocals strange and different.  Tellurian III Contrivance is more of a metal riff with some blast beats and prog keyboards very different.

Fragarak – A Spectral Oblivion
Supritam Sen – Vocals, Kartikeya Sinha – Bass, Arpit Pradhan – Guitar, Ruben Franklin – Guitar, Louis Rando – Drums

In Rumination 1 The Void excellent acoustic guitar then a riff that melds in with some deep evil vocals in the background that slowly move their way to the front then back to the acoustic guitar.  In Rumination II Reflections melancholy and moody with some very evil intent.  The Phaneron Eclipsed more great acoustic guitar work with choral vocals the music builds and builds along with some demonic vocals.  Alucinari 1 Transcendence a classical style of song that melds into Fathom Of Delirium which is a straight forward death metal song with some prog elements.  Alucinari II Revelations is a very folky style of song that leads into Spectre An Oblivion Awakens that is classic progressive death metal with a few twists and turns.  Alucinari III Reverie is a great acoustic melancholy style of song to just drift along with.  This Chastising Masquerade is death metal screams and heavy riffs that just pound you into the ground.  Of Ends Ethereal 12 minutes of just pure progressive death metal with many changes that take you down a weird winding path.  Alucinari IV   The Fall acoustic guitar and spoken words that drift off into the distance.

Invertia – The Crimson Screen Vol 1

David Coppola- Guitar/Bass/FX/Samples, Tim Winson – Drums/Programming/FX/Keyboards

Lykanthropos in your face rammed down your throat death metal with vocals from the depths of hell. Cast No Shadow weird sounds building with a strange riff and deep growling vocals.  Face On His Face industrial sounds and a rumbling bass that builds till it rips your face off.  Created From Cadavers more industrial sounds and tv sounds with weird heavy riffs that just kick you in the teeth.

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