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Brainwreck (Discontinued)Side A
1. Speed Trials
2. The Threat...
3. Lazer Assault
4. All In All
5. Shane Embury Is The Brad Pitt Of Grindcore
6. Bogus Facade
7. Sound The Alarm
8. Immigrant Song
9. Political Party
10. Man Vs. Machine
11. Arrested Development
12. A Modern Myth
13. Heavy Metal Thunder$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Strauss: Elektra (Speakers Corner)Richard Strauss was filled with doubt as to whether he would be capable of expressing in music the crazed revenge of Elektra after writing his opera Salome with its shocking story. It is quite understandable that he had trouble in composing the work, although such difficulties are not in the least evident during the course of the drama or in the musical flow. Drawing on natural sources, the forceful melodies make use of polyphonic, complex motifs and extreme dissonances. Here and there, Strauss's typical chordal harmonies gleam through, though hardly audible, taking the harsh dissonances and chromaticism to the very extremes of atonality.
Sir Georg Solti, whose outstanding Strauss interpretations constitute the focus of his life's work, leads the enormous orchestra through the highly complex score and provides his singers with a powerful but finely chiselled sound. Birgit Nilsson personifies an icy-cold Elektra consumed with hatred, and her counterpart Regina Resnik as Clytemnestra is no less extreme in her role. Gerhard Stolze, one of the greatest singers of his time, masters the exhausting role of Aegistheus, and Tom Krause is highly convincing as the determined Orestes. The phenomenal acoustics of Vienna's Sofiensaal provided an ideal recording venue, and the audible quality of the sung text is excellent - although the final bloodbath can scarcely be expressed in words.
Recording: June, September and November 1966 at Sofiensaal, Vienna, by Gordon Parry and James Brown
Production: John Culshaw and Christopher Raeburn
About Speakers Corner
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.A Part 1: Wo Bleibt Elektra?
B Part 2: Was Willst Du?
C Part 3: Oresti! Orest Is Tot!
D Part 4: Nein, Du Sollst Mich Nicht Umarmen$69.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
StrippedMakers have indulged in the studio, their live show has always remained loud, raw and furious. In 2004, the Kings of Garage Rock are returning from the fields to reclaim the crown. The Makers are here to tear your world apart! This is the way Rock and Roll was meant to be. The Makers are getting back to their roots with this collection of re-recorded past favorites and unreleased gems from '91-'98. With their new drummer, Jimmy Chandler and original guitar player Tim Maker, now known as Timothy Killingsworth, the boys sound better than ever.
Legendary Producer Jack Endino has captured the raw, live essence of The Makers in this 16 song rock n' roll onslaught. But don't call it a Best Of. It's more of a freakin' bloodbath! Let's get it on.1. Intro
2. Hot Kiss
3. Sharp Leather Walkin' Shoes
4. Leopard Print Sissy
5. Little Piece of Action
6. Fair Game
7. Tear Apart
8. Let Him Try
9. Take a Ride
10. Long Love
11. Four Button Suit$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Smoke Ring For My Halo (Awaiting Repress)Philadelphia singer/songwriter Kurt Vile returns with his second proper album (2008s Childish Prodigy was a compendium of sorts). Smoke Ring For My Halo is a gorgeously layered record. Ranging from the tender breezy folk in Jesus Fever to the tuff urban guitar riff of Puppet To The Man, Viles distinctive Philly-accented vocal ties together a sweeping and evocative project, a true American psychedelic folk album.
This is no pastoral listening experience however, when Vile sings, society is my friend: he makes me lie down in a cool bloodbath, he sounds both exhausted and distanced from the ringing harmonics of his guitar and Mike Zanghis pounding drums. Even the gentler songs, such as On Tour and Babys Arms have a distinctly dark lyrical tone. The closest that Vile gets to some kind of acceptance is in the central track, the rueful In My Time, where he sings, I know when we get older, Im dying, but I got everything I need here now, and thats fine, now...thats fine.
Recorded at the Magic Shop by John Agnello, Smoke Ring For My Halo is a massive step forward for one of the countrys most beloved rock songwriters.1. Baby's Arms
2. Jesus Fever
3. Puppet To The Man
4. On Tour
5. Society Is My Friend
6. Runner Ups
7. In My Time
8. Peeping Tomboy
9. Smoke Ring For My Halo
10. Ghost Town$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
InterminationLauded as "one of the most determined and deadly thrash metal acts in recent history (Alibi), German thrash mavens DEW-SCENTED have returned with their 10th studio album Intermination. Featuring 13 punishing tracks of pure thrash metal, the album also boasts a special appearance on guest vocals from Kyle Thomas (Exhorder, Trouble) on the track Reborn in addition to a cover version of grindcore legends Repulsion's Radiation Sickness. Mixed by Dan Swano (Edge of Sanity, Opeth, Bloodbath) while featuring artwork from Gustavo Sazes (Arch Enemy, Legion of the Damned), Intermination is set to pulverize crowds worldwide on June 30 via Prosthetic Records.
The band celebrated their 20-year anniversary in 2013 by releasing the comprehensive compilation Insurgent, containing a mix of new original songs with live tracks and hard-to-find covers, which they supported with extensive touring across Europe and Japan including runs with Testament, Death Angel, The Black Dahlia Murder, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Sacred Reich. They also maintained a high-profile across the festival scene with appearances at Wacken, Full Metal Cruise, Free & Easy Festival and several more. Stay tuned for news on the band's upcoming appearances!1. Declaration Of Intent
2. On A Collision Course
3. Scars Of Creation
4. Affect Gravity
5. Means To An End
6. Ode To Extinction
7. Demon Seed
8. Power Surge
9. Ruptured Perpetually
10. Living Lies
13. Radiation Sickness$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Grand Morbid Funeral (Out Of Stock)
Presented On 180gm Gatefold Vinyl
Bloodbath is a titan of death metal from Stockholm, Sweden, notable for the inclusion of Katatonia and Opeth members. Formed in 1998 with a mutual fascination for horror & the glory days of death metal (especially the old Florida & Stockholm 'Sunlight' scenes), the band has remained a leading light of extreme metal since their Breeding Death EP was unleashed back in 2000, and a formidable force for 15 years, further cemented by their devastating - and most successful album to date; 'The Fathomless Mastery' in 2008.
Recorded at Ghost Ward Studios and the City of Glass Studios in Stockholm, and mixed by David Castillo, 'Grand Morbid Funeral', Bloodbath's fourth full-length studio release, is undoubtedly the band's darkest and dirtiest opus yet; an organic collection of filth-ridden tracks straight from the grave, boldly eschewing the approach of somewhat over-produced modern death metal in favour of something altogether more rotten to the bone.
With doom-like melodies mixed with raw and savage riffing backing up new vocalist Nick Holmes of UK legends Paradise Lost, and featuring a number of guest appearances including Chris Reifert and Eric Cutler from US gore-masters Autopsy, 'Grand Morbid Funeral' is a new high-point of brutality for Bloodbath.
We're proud of all these different styled releases and we loved doing each and every one of them, but the objective was never to settle with a certain style, so the time has come to shift once more. It was already decided right after the last album that the next record would not be a Fathomless part 2, but it would actually become its antithesis! So prepare yourselves for an ultimate blueprint of low-fi, raw, heavy, organic and sludgy death metal sound! The time has come to stomp those HM-2 pedals once more and close the circle of the death metal archives with our Grand Morbid Funeral1. Let The Stillborn Come To Me
2. Mental Abortion
3. Unite In Pain
4. Total Death Exhumed
5. Beyond Cremation
6. Church Of Vastitas
7. Famine Of God's Word
9. His Infernal Necropsy
10. My Torturer
11. Grand Morbid Funeral$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
The Fathomless Mastery (Out of Stock)'Bloodbath have been responsible for some of the finest Swedish death metal of the last decade.' Metal
Bloodbath are an extreme metal supergroup from Stockholm, Sweden. Formed in 1998 with a mutual
fascination for the glory days of death metal, the band's line up has changed and evolved throughout
the years, whilst always featuring the elite of the Swedish Metal scene.
With Opeth's Mikael Åkerfeldt and Martin "Axe" Axenrot, Katatonia's Anders Nyström and Jonas
Renkse, and Per 'Sodomizer' Eriksson , the band's current line-up represents its strongest to date.
'The Fathomless Mastery' was originally released in 2008 & was hailed as another masterpiece of brutal
& blasphemous metal, with a definite nod to some of the masters of the scene, such as Morbid Angel
& Entombed, flowing throughout the tracks. Bloodbath backed this release up with some high profile
festivals & featured prominently on end-of-year magazine polls for the album, cementing their reputation
as one of the current leaders in the death metal scene.1. At The Behest Of Their Death
2. Process Of Disillumination
3. Slaughtering The Will To Live
4. Mock The Cross
7. Drink From The Cup Of Heresy
8. Devouring The Feeble
10. Hades Rising
11. Wretched Human Mirror$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
Bloodbath Over Bloodstock (Out of Stock)Live Onslaught By The Swedish Death Metal Masters From The UK's Bloodstock Festival, On Double 180 Gram Gatefold Vinyl
Bloodbath is an extreme metal supergroup from Stockholm, Sweden. Formed in 1998 with a mutual fascination for the glory days of death metal (especially Swedish legends such as Entombed & Dismember), the band's core line-up has remained mostly solid through the years since their Breeding Death EP was unleashed back in 2000.
Bloodbath Over Bloodstock presents Bloodbath live and in-the-flesh carving through a scintillating set in August 2010 at the famed Bloodstock festival - one of the UK's leading metal events. This incarnation of Bloodbath features prominent members of Katatonia and Opeth, including the unmistakable Mikael Åkerfeldt on vocals.
This double vinyl edition offers a pummelling set of ferocious brutality featuring numerous classics and fan favorites from the band's whole catalogue to date in an unrelenting death metal attack, including songs from 2008's highly-acclaimed tornado of blasphemy, The Fathomless Mastery.
The band has continued to scale new heights, with 2014's 'Grand Morbid Funeral' opus marking a new career highlight, with Paradise Lost's Nick Holmes stepping in to replace the departed Mikael Åkerfeldt.LP 1
2. Ways To The Grave
3. Soul Evisceration
4. Process Of Disillumination
6. Breeding Death
7. Mouth Of Empty Praise
8. Mass Strangulation
9. Cancer Of The Soul
1. Mock The Cross
2. Like Fire
3. Outnumbering The Day
5. Blasting The Virginborn
6. Bathe In Blood
7. Weak Aside
8. So You Die
9. Cry My Name$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock