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Nothing For Us HereCult Leader are the next evolutionary leap forward for three-quarters of Gaza, arguably one of the best metallic bands of the last decade. After the early 2013 dissolution of the aforementioned band, remaining members Michael Mason, Casey Hansen, and Anthony Lucero were joined by bassist Sam Richards to form this brand new beast.
Nothing For Us Here is a complex crusher as you would expect. Brilliantly heavy, technical musicianship complimented by Anthony Lucero's newfound brutal vocal delivery (previously he played bass in Gaza). All of it coming together as an unconventional tangle of metal/hardcore/punk wreckage. Proving that even in their primordial state, Cult Leader are capable of standing as contemporaries Converge and Coalesce as new monsters of the aggressive music genre.1. God's Lonely Children
2. Flightless Birds
4. Indoctrinator's Deathbed
6. Driftwood$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
CultsOn the surface they could be sickly sweet, a smitten duo called Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin who spin gorgeous melodies across their girl group-inspired bedroom pop. But dig deeper and a whole new world opens up, one that contains songs about apprehension, substance abuse and the pain of moving from adolescence into adulthood. Oh, and those inspirational, moving speeches that appear, ghost-like, behind the music? Theyre from a selection of notorious cult leaders.
A lot of our songs are about what were going through right now, the fear of growing up and facing adult responsibility, says Brian. And in a way that fear is what makes people join cults in the first place, wanting to escape competition and success and be a part of something bigger, communal. We also want to live our own lives with our own schedules and expectations, so in a way this band has become our own cult. - CultSide 1
2. Go Outside
3. You Know What I Mean
4. Most Wanted
5. Walk At Night
6. Never Heal Myself
1. Oh My God
2. Never Saw The Point
3. Bad Things
5. Rave On$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Black Masses (Awaiting Repress)For those who crave Sabbath-like dirges, Electric Wizard has few peers. - The Chicago Tribune
World-class British doom metal band Electric Wizard are back with their long-awaited new album Black Masses to be released courtesy of Metal Blade Records/Rise Above Records. The legendary group's seventh studio album was recorded with Grammy Award-winning British recording engineer Liam Watson (The White Stripes) in London's Toe Rag Studios. Long hailed as the true heirs to Black Sabbath, Electric Wizard have achieved near iconic status in the metal underground and the band prepares to annihilate the planet with Black Masses, their dark prayer to Luciferian heavy metal via crackling, vintage valve amplifiers set to full overdrive.
Propelled by gigantic riffs and dripping with dark, bluesy undertones, Black Masses is an ugly, sleazy and dirty album steeped in unruly themes of '70s exploitation cinema, occultism, substance abuse and narco-satanism. Taken as a whole, the record creates a twisted amalgam of late '60s dark acid psychedelia and early '80s satanic metal, all draped in both vile, misanthropic imagery and lyrics.
This ritual incantation of heavy metal sorcery will break down your psyche as wave upon crushing wave of lead weight acid-laced Doom leaves you numb and broken before our unholy altar, declared Electric Wizard cult leader Jus Oborn. Violent, bleak and ritualistic, we bow to the black altar of the riff. We do not rock, we kill!1. Black Mass
2. Venus in Furs
3. Night Child
4. Patterns of Evil
5. Satyr IX
6. Turn Off Your Mind
7. Scorpio Curse
8. Crypt of Drugula$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Animal MotherVisionary metal cult known as TODAY IS THE DAY prepares to assault the masses with their tenth full-length album, Animal Mother.
As always, the dejected and vengeful hymns TODAY IS THE DAY delivers with their latest opus are among the most scathing passages of audio one will experience, as Animal Mother unloads just short of a solid hour of pure anguish. The band's lineup features the rhythm section of bassist Sean Conkling (Regression, Burn Your Halo, Sprawl) and drummer Jeff Lohrber (Enabler, ex-Harlots), fronted by cult leader, founding guitarist/vocalist Steve Austin. Through fifteen diversified attacks, Animal Mother's wrath recalls elements of several seminal TITD albums, merging the dementia of Temple Of The Morning Star with the blazing delivery of In The Eyes Of God, yet several acoustic and more melodic angles elevate the LP's material to entirely different dimensions. Pain and hate are blatantly abundant in Austin's seething and venomous lyrical tirades and emotional outcries. The Animal Mother recordingsessions took place at the notorious architect's own Austin Enterprises in the deeply wooded Maine wilderness this brutal past Winter, the material fully produced and mastered by Austin. The cover art for Animal Mother was created by Samantha Muljat.
For two and-a-half decades, TODAY IS THE DAY has woven Steve Austin's prophetic observations and noise-soaked chaos through a psychedelic, unique and unmatched battery of heavy styles. The outfit has spawned an incredible discography, forging their way to the forefront of Amphetamine Reptile, Relapse, Blackmarket Activities and many others. The band has toured with countless acts including Motörhead, Morbid Angel, Helmet, Neurosis, The Melvins, Napalm Death, Coalesce, Unsane and Eyehategod. Additionally, Steve Austin has produced nearly all of TITD's releases, as well as groundbreaking albums for Lamb Of God, Converge, Deadguy and many others.1. Animal Mother
3. Sick Of your Mouth
5. Law Of The Universe
6. Outlaw (Acoustic)
8. Divine Reward
12. The Last Strand
14. Bloodwood$14.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
MASSEDUCTIONPressed On Pink Vinyl
St. Vincent - aka Annie Clark - has announced her new album, 'MASSEDUCTION,' to be released via Loma Vista Recordings. Themes of power and sex, imperiled relationships and death slice through the album, Clark's first since her 2014 breakout 'St. Vincent.' The thirteen tracks on 'MASSEDUCTION' swirl with guitar and piano, synths and strings, and drum beats that punch with purpose. The album was co-produced by St. Vincent and Jack Antonoff at Electric Lady Studios in Manhattan, with additional recording at Rough Consumer Studio in Brooklyn, and Compound Fracture in Los Angeles.
"Every record I make has an archetype," says Clark. "'Strange Mercy' was Housewives on Pills. 'St. Vincent' was Near-Future Cult Leader. 'MASSEDUCTION' is different, it's pretty first person. You can't fact-check it, but if you want to know about my life, listen to this record."
'MASSEDUCTION' is the culmination of years of writing, with songs crafted from voice memos, text messages, and snippets of melodies that came to Clark while traveling the globe. Special guests on the album include Thomas Bartlett on piano, Kamasi Washington on saxophone, Jenny Lewis on vocals, and beat production from Sounwave. Greg Leisz and Rich Hinman add pedal steel, and Tuck and Patti Andress contribute guitar and vocals respectively on select tracks.
St. Vincent's 2014 self-titled album was her best-reviewed and best-selling to date, topping many year-end lists and culminating in her first GRAMMY® nomination and win for Best Alternative Music Album in 2015. Shortly after the album's release Clark performed with a re-formed Nirvana at the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and on the 2014 season finale of Saturday Night Live. In 2015 Clark won the ASCAP Vanguard Award and she was 2017's Record Store Day Ambassador.1. Hang On Me
5. Los Ageless
6. Happy Birthday, Johnny
8. New York
9. Fear The Future
10. Young Lover
11. Dancing with a Ghost
12. Slow Disco
13. Smoking Section$24.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Dr. Byrds & Mr. HydeA key transitional touchstone in The Byrds' fabled canon, 1969's Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde
was the next stop in the band's pioneering country-rock trajectory and the first album by
the post-Gram Parsons lineup. With leader Roger McGuinn at the helm of a stellar new
edition of the band featuring guitar god Clarence White, drummer Gene Parsons, and
bassist John York, Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde sees The Byrds bridging the gap between the
psychedelic flights of the group's mid-'60s albums and the down-home, country-based
style developed only months earlier with Sweetheart of the Rodeo.
In addition to containing strong McGuinn originals (King Apathy III, Old Blue),
more of the band's beloved interpretations of Bob Dylan classics (This Wheel's on Fire
and a medley blending The Bard's My Back Pages' with Jimmy Reed's Baby, What You
Want Me to Do), and even a Gram Parsons collaboration (the bemusing Drug Store
Truck Drivin' Man, which cleverly celebrates The Byrds' love of country music while
simultaneously taking a dig at small-minded rednecks), Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde also boasts
two tracks composed by McGuinn for the obscure, racy '60s cult movie Candy.
Mastered from the original Columbia Records analog master reels, Sundazed's exact
reproduction of the original LP will have Byrdmaniacs everywhere soaring to high heaven!1. This Wheel's On Fire
2. Old Blue
3. Your Gentle Way Of Loving Me
4. Child Of The Universe
5. Nashville West
6. Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man
7. King Apathy III
9. Bad Night At The Whiskey
11. My Back Pages
12. B.J. Blues
13. Baby, What Do You Want Me To Do$28.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Weezer (Green Album) (Awaiting Repress)Weezer (Green Album) on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram LP from Mobile Fidelity
Concise, Tightly Played 2001 Power-Pop Album Features Back-to-Basics Approach
Weezer's Fastest-Selling Release Includes "Hash Pipe," "Island in the Sun," "Don't Let Go"
Record Launched One of Most Memorable Return-from-the-Dead Comebacks in History
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Smooth, Big-Guitar Sound Resonates Like Never Before
Weezer's self-titled third album, collectively known as the Green Album, nearly never came to pass. The band had all but broken apart, with leader Rivers Cuomo choosing to go back to college and the other members dismayed at the initial reception to 1996's Pinkerton. Persuaded at the turn of the century to return to the concert stage, the foursome launched one of the most enduring comeback stories in history, and in the process, penned 75 songs, the choicest of which grace 2001's concise, tightly played Green Album.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180 gram LP at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's reissue presents the music with by far the most dynamic range it's ever enjoyed. Cars icon Ric Ocasek's production comes into fuller relief, with guitar notes ringing with front-to-back depth and superb imaging. Cuomo's singing gains focus and clarity, and the rhythms that help give the tunes their incessant catchiness are better defined, with the low end finally present.
That nearly everything on Green Album-from the cover to the producer to sonics-reflects those of Weezer's blockbuster debut isn't merely coincidence. The quartet, not yet realizing that Pinkerton had already become a cult classic (and, soon after, would be hailed as one of the most prized albums of its generation), intentionally pursued a back-to-basics approach that echoed its roots. Unadorned simplicity, skyscraper-sized hooks, and short-but-sweet arrangements are the hallmarks here, each a signpost on how rock albums can work their way into a listener's head and provide limitless satisfaction.
Of course, however crucial, the music is just one component in Weezer's arsenal. Akin to its sibling efforts, Green Album wouldn't be the same devoid of Cuomo's lyrics, which exude charming personality and boyish awkwardness. Absent is the heart-on-a-sleeve obviousness of the fare of Pinkerton. The material here echoes with a related emotional universality whereby romantic yearning, fear of rejection, and getaway fantasies spark with the winking promise of enthusiasm and attainment. There's a reason every passage remains so accessible; playfulness and wryness abound. Power-pop efforts don't come more perfect.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Don't Let Go
3. Hash Pipe
4. Island in the Sun
6. Knock-Down Drag-Out
8. Simple Pages
9. Glorious Day
10. O Girlfriend$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Hold FastInfluenced by the optimism of The Beatles walking down the airliner steps at New York airport in '64 and the melancholy of The Smiths waiting by the cemetery gates in Manchester in '84,The Crookes tap into 50 years of British pop for their sounds, and 100 years of British social history for the word.
The Crookes are at the forefront of the latest wave of music to surface in the UK. They are four English Literature graduates whose music is bound with storytelling and tinged with nostalgia. Described by NYLON magazine as the 'potential leaders of England's smart, taut NEW POP movement' they personify English charm and eloquent, intelligent songwriting.
In 2010 Exposed Magazine readers voted and awarded The Crookes coveted 'Best Unsigned Band' award. Following the success of their debut album Chasing After Ghosts (2011) the band have built up a strong Cult following known as the "Bright Young Things" which further consolidates the strong aesthetic of the band. The band were chosen by Burberry to perform for their Burberry Acoustic range, as well as The Art of the Trench range. They were also taken out to Tokyo to represent the brand for Vogue's Fashion Night Out.
Following a slight line-up change in 2011 the band have now consolidated their more mature sound resulting in the release of their critically acclaimed second LP HOLD FAST.
"They are kings of romance (an important part of the New Pop brewing around the UK)... There is something almost subversive about their odd mix of influences (The Smiths/'60s girl groups/'50s rock and roll)... It's the romance of the Seine, of walking in the Peaks; or lying on your back reading and daydreaming. - Steve Lamacq BBC Radio 6Music
...a band this good are unlikely to remain obscure - NME
Lovingly, lavishly layered...the four piece take a big step forward. Not a second of these 33 watertight minutes are wasted. Hold Fast album review - Q Magazine
The simple, nearly silent moment was awe-inspiring and a welcome break from the nonstop noise of most shows. - SXSW review, Impact News-Austin.1. Afterglow
2. Maybe In The Dark
4. American Girls
5. The Cooler King
6. Hold Fast
7. Sal Paradise
9. Where Did Our Love Go?
10. The I Love You Bridge$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Limited Edition Picture Disc LP Version
Judging from their name, Suicidal Tendencies were never afraid of a little controversy. Formed in Venice, CA, during the early '80s, the group's leader from the beginning was outspoken vocalist Mike Muir. The outfit specialized in vicious hardcore early on -- building a huge following among skateboarders, lending a major hand in the creation of skatepunk -- before turning their focus eventually to thrash metal. Early on, the group (whose original lineup included Muir, guitarist Grant Estes, bassist Louiche Mayorga, and drummer Amery Smith) found it increasingly difficult to book shows, due to rumors of its members' affiliation with local gangs and consistent violence at their performances. The underground buzz regarding Suicidal Tendencies grew too loud for labels to ignore though, as the quartet signed on with the indie label Frontier; issuing Muir and company's classic self-titled debut in 1983. The album quickly became the best-selling hardcore album up to that point; its best-known track, Institutionalized, was one of the first hardcore punk videos to receive substantial airplay on MTV, and was eventually used in the Emilio Estevez cult classic movie Repo Man, as well as in an episode for the hit TV show Miami Vice (for which the group made a cameo appearance).
Suicidal Tendencies proved influential for future speed/thrash metal bands, but despite its early success, the quartet's reputation preceded them, as no other record label was willing to take them on (in addition, Los Angeles banned the group from playing around this time, lasting until the early '90s). Not much was heard from the group for several years afterward (leading many to believe that Suicidal had broken up), but Muir and company eventually found a home with Caroline Records. By this time, half of the original lineup had left; Muir and Mayorga were the only holdovers, while guitarist Rocky George and drummer R.J. Herrera rounded out the group. 1987 saw the release of Suicidal's sophomore release, Join the Army, which spawned another popular skatepunk anthem, Possessed to Skate, as more and more metal heads began to be spotted in Suicidal's audience. Soon after, Suicidal was finally offered a major-label contract (with Epic), as another lineup change occurred: Mayorga exited the band, while newcomer Bob Heathcote took his spot; and a second guitarist, Mike Clark, was added as well. This Suicidal lineup's first album together, 1988's How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today, showed that their transformation from hardcore to heavy metal was now complete, as did a compilation of two earlier EPs, 1989's Controlled by Hatred/Feel Like Shit...DÉjà Vu.
Suicidal's first release of the new decade, 1990's Lights, Camera, Revolution, was another success; its video for the explosive You Can't Bring Me Down received repeated airings on MTV's Headbanger's Ball program, while the album (in addition to the Controlled by Hatred comp) would be certified gold in the U.S. a few years later. The release also signaled the arrival of new bassist Robert Trujillo, whose penchant for funk added a new element to the group's sound. The group tried to broaden their audience even further by opening a string of arena shows for prog-metallists Queensrÿche during the summer of 1991. Their next release, 1992's The Art of Rebellion, proved to be one of Suicidal's most musically experimental albums of their career. Muir and Trujillo also teamed up around this time for a funk metal side project, Infectious Grooves (including several other participants, such as Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins) and issued a debut release, The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move. Upset that the group's classic debut had been out of print for several years by this point, Muir decided to re-record the entire record with Suicidal's '90s lineup under the title of Still Cyco After All These Years.
But after one more release, 1994's Suicidal for Life, Suicidal Tendencies decided to hang it up. A pair of compilations were issued in 1997: a best-of set, Prime Cuts, plus Friends & Family. Muir and Trujillo continued to issue further Infectious Grooves releases (Sarsippius' Ark and Groove Family Cyco), in addition to Muir pursuing a solo career under the alias of Cyco Miko (Lost My Brain Once Again) and Trujillo touring and recording as part of Ozzy Osbourne's solo band (appearing on Osbourne's 2001 release, Down to Earth). Muir formed a new version of Suicidal Tendencies in the late '90s (with Clark being the only other familiar face), resulting in such further studio releases as 1999's Freedumb and 2000's Free Your Soul and Save My Mind. Muir and Trujillo joined forces once more for a fourth Infectious Grooves studio release in 2000, Mas Borracho; while another Cyco Miko release surfaced, Schizophrenic Born Again Problem Child, along with a follow-up up to their earlier compilation, Friends & Family, Vol. 2. After releasing the compilation 'Year Of The Cycos' in 2009 that included a selection of all brand new songs from Suicidal Tendencies and side bands Infectious Grooves, NoMercyFool and Cyco Miko, the band released in 2010 the first record in 10 years 'No Mercy Fool!/The Suicidal Family' that included re-recordings of classic jems off the 'Join The Army records' and infamous recording 'Widespread Bloodshed' for Mike Muir and Mike Clark side band No Mercy back in early eighties.
Now the band will be back with their brand new album in 13 years Story has yet to be written!1. Shake It Out
2. Smash It!
3. This Ain't A Celebration
4. Who's Afraid?
5. Show Some Love...Tear It Down
6. Cyco Style
7. Slam City
8. Till My Last Breath
9. Life...(Can't Live With It, Can't Live Without It)
10. This World$24.99Vinyl LP Picture Disc - Sealed Buy Now
IVRecords like Psychic Temple IV aren't made anymore. Maybe they never were. There is a magic present that some mistake for tubes or tape but it's no more complicated than putting the right musicians together with the right songs.
Produced and composed by band/cult leader Chris Schlarb, Psychic Temple IV is what happens when 87-year old Max Bennett (bassist on Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark and Hissing of Summer Lawns) plays with 26-year old drummer Tabor Allen (of Cherry Glazerr). British rock legend Terry Reid sings a trio of duets written and arranged for the only artist nicknamed Superlungs. When keyboardist Mick Rossi wrote to say he would be in town with the Philip Glass Ensemble, songs were composed and a new date was put on the calendar.
Psychic Temple IV was recorded in Los Angeles over a series of eight large scale sessions. In the spirit of the classic Wrecking Crew sessions for Phil Spector and the Beach Boys, the band was often tasked with recording four songs per session. Vocals were added as soon as the rhythm section tracks were cut with Terry Reid, Arlene Deradoorian, and Nedelle Torrisi joining Chris in the studio to work out harmony parts and sing live together.
After making his vocal debut on III, Schlarb toured the country twice over. His voice is assured and he seems to have lived with these songs (and the idea of singing) for some time. His melodies are soulful yet unpredictable having transferred his ability to write for instrumental ensembles to pop music. And yet the exploratory spirit of the first Psychic Temple album still abides. The music has been poured over with both care and abandon. There is magic in Psychic Temple IV. It's no more complicated than that.1. Spanish Beach
2. Wait For Me
3. Dream Dictionary
4. Turn Off The Lights
5. Nazarene Dream
7. Paper Tiger
8. If I Don't Leave They'll Take Me Away
9. The Art Of Giving Up
10. Isabella Ocean Blue$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
PinkertonPinkerton on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram LP from Mobile Fidelity
1996 Sophomore Album Cited on Countless Best-of Decade Lists
Includes El Scorcho, Pink Triangle, Tired of Sex, and The Good Life
Loosely Related to Puccini's Madame Butterfly, Confessional Album Lays Bare Frustration, Confusion, Awkwardness, and Loneliness Amidst Power-Pop Settings
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Experience the Album's Edgier Feel as Originally Intended
Few records claim as bizarre a history as Weezer's Pinkerton. Upon release in 1996, the band's sophomore effort failed to meet sales expectations, lacked a hit single, and drew primarily negative reviews from the press. Then, via word of mouth and reevaluation, the Little Album That Could began to build a reputation as an initially misunderstood masterwork-a bold, brave, and exposed creation that happened to have hyper-contagious hooks to accompany the confessional lyrics. Today, it's cited on virtually every Best Albums of the 1990s list in existence.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180 gram LP at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's analog version of the effort Rolling Stone awarded a full five-star review upon revisiting it eight years later brings the band's live-in-the-studio vocals and darker, raw feel to the surface like never before. Leader Rivers Cuomo's decision to record group choruses around three microphones rather than capture them separately finally can be experienced as originally intended, with the immediate vibe paying off in the form of more engaging, edgier results that parallel the songs' personal emotions and frustrated themes. Guitars, which scrape and push, augmenting the trials and tribulations documented in the narratives, are finally rendered in proper perspective.
Comprised of nonfiction tunes largely based on Cuomo's dissatisfaction with rock-star life, and written by the singer/guitarist as he attended school at Harvard University, Pinkerton confronts disappointment, loneliness, isolation, awkwardness, and cruel romantic irony with a universal perspective to which anybody can relate. Cuomo selected the character Lieutenant Pinkerton from Puccini's Madame Butterfly as a touchstone, believing the persona symbolic of the tormented protagonists in his songs-and recognizing similar struggles to come to terms with identity.
Weezer's aims on Pinkerton have connected with many that identify with its narratives and adore its surfeit of melodies. Surpassing cult-classic status and conquering fickle tastes, the record ranks in Guitar World's "Top 100 Guitar Albums of All-Time"; Spin's "100 Best Albums From 1985 to 2005"; Pitchfork's "Top 100 Albums of the 1990s"; and Rolling Stone's Hall of Fame.
For all the malaise, Pinkerton also contains beloved wit and humor. Shyness and hands-in-pocket diffidence inform "El Scorcho"; incongruity and surprise surround the simultaneously funny and sad "Pink Triangle"; tedium and desire collide on the cynical "Tired of Sex." Psychosexual confusion, unrequited passion, and good intentions elicit unintended sympathies, a trait that remains one of the record's brilliant turns.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Tired of Sex
3. No Other One
4. Why Bother?
5. Across the Sea
6. The Good Life
7. El Scorcho
8. Pink Triangle
9. Falling for You
10. Butterfly$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Lucifer IRestless creative spirits never sleep and class is eternal. Thus, the timely and welcome return of Johanna Sadonis is only to be expected. Despite the sudden and distinctly premature disintegration of her previous band The Oath in 2014, Johanna's passion for making music that touches the darkest recesses of the soul has blazed on. The result is Lucifer - a new manifestation of the Berlin-based singer and songwriter's extraordinary and potent musical vision.
Although still firmly rooted in the fertile soil first cultivated by Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and Blue Oyster Cult, Lucifer exist in a proudly liberated and limitless sonic realm, where the heaviest blues rock is a mere starting point for the band's skyward creative trajectory. Lucifer's instinctive take on the very soul of early heavy metal is the electrified essence of rock'n'roll at its nascent purest. This is Magic Rock - heavy, heartfelt and holistic.
Eschewing the now well-worn clichÉs of the occult rock explosion in favour of a truthful and tempestuous re-imagining of classic 70s proto-metal and turbocharged blues, the two songs on this band's debut seven-inch single crackle and fizz with nascent energy and the compelling conviction of music made for all the right reasons. Boasting a sound that revels in exquisite analogue warmth without ever retreating into some nostalgic ghetto, both 'Anubis' and 'Morning Star' came to life at Candy Bomber studios in Berlin, under the supervision of aural wizard Ingo Krauss, a one-time apprentice of legendary Krautrock producer Connie Plank. With the finest and most unique collection of old school analogue equipment, from tape machines to vintage amps, Candy Bomber provided Lucifer with everything they needed to realize their potent vision.
Lucifer represents the culmination of a spontaneous and intuitive creative mind-meld, wherein their leader's kaleidoscopic focus collides with the heavy soul abandon of earthbound but astrally-inspired musicians at the top of their game. With songs crafted by Johanna and Cathedral legend Gaz Jennings - the first Lucifer release is a mesmerizing glimpse into the sumptuous depths that await us further down the evolutionary trail.
After the release of their debut seven-inch via Rise Above Records in February, Lucifer releases their debut full length, Lucifer I. While Johanna states that this first release does give some indication of the musical direction that this band will pursue, there is a strong sense that these songs are merely a prologue to the much deeper and more substantial body of work to come. Meanwhile, the band intend to hit the road to spread the news of Magic Rock to as many willing sinners as possible. With a solid line-up, a renewed sense of collective purpose and the invigorating effects of creative adrenalin propelling them forward, Lucifer is a glowing advertisement for fresh starts, clarity of vision and the rejuvenative powers of heavy music. Lucifer lives!
Dom Lawson, December 20141. Abracadbra
2. Purple Pyramid
5. White Mountain
6. Morning Star
7. Total Eclipse
8. A Grave For Each One Of Us$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Shudder (Discontinued)Savor this moment in time. Imagine being around when THE CLASH released London Calling or SOCIAL DISTORTION released their self-titled record. It's
that moment when one of our generation's most celebrated underground rock n' roll bands prepares the imminent release of their career-defining record.
In the case of "generation whatever-you-call-it," that record is called Shudder, and it's from New York City's BAYSIDE.
BAYSIDE has charmed the critics, converted the skeptics and toured the world; pouring out their hearts and souls with every performance. They are this generation's band of working-class, troubadour songwriters and story-tellers, and this is the record that will immortalize them for the ages.
Ask any BAYSIDE fan and they will tell you that this band is the real deal. They are for the people and by the people. They are telling the stories of a generation and they do so with honesty and integrity. Shudder is the next chapter in the BAYSIDE tale that takes the band and their fans into the next stages of life.
It's about growing up and moving forward into a new frontier that deals with personal growth, living life, trusting your friends and finding family where
you thought you didn't have any.
"We are feeling youthful and excited," says vocalist and guitarist Anthony Raneri. "It is going to be the fastest, catchiest record we have ever made." It is a passionate and furious record that will make them the true leaders of today's rock, and if you haven't taken notice, then you better start now.
Inevitably, everything that's popular and every generation of music gets exploited and watered down, but there needed to be bands like METALLICA in
the 80s and NIRVANA in the 90s to stand the test of time and stand in the ashes of a scene that went away. BAYSIDE is proving that they are the band that will stand the test of time.
This is the band for this decade. This is a Cult. This is BAYSIDE.1. Boy
2. The Ghost of Saint Valentine
3. No One Understands
4. What and What Not
5. A Call to Arms
6. I Can't Go On
8. Have Fun Storming the Castle
10. Roshambo (Rock, Paper, Scissors)
11. I Think I'll Be OK
12. Moceanu$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Weightless (Out Of Stock)When unknown virtuoso guitarist Tosin Abasi released his debut solo album under the moniker Animals As Leaders in 2009, few would have predicted the band's meteoric rise over the next two years. Although Abasi earned acclaim as the lead guitarist in the Washington, D.C.-based metalcore act Reflux, it was still a long-shot that an instrumental album of progressive metal with jazz, electronic and ambient flourishes would develop anything more than a cult following.
Now, on the eve of the release of Weightless, the group's sophomore effort, Animals As Leaders is revered worldwide as a trailblazing pioneer of modern heavy music. Whereas the group's self-titled debut was a collaboration between Abasi and Periphery's Misha Mansoor, Weightless features the recording debut of Animals As Leaders as a true band. After nearly two years of touring together, the new trio wrote and recorded Weightless together in mid-2011, with drummer Naven Koperweis producing and guitarist Javier Reyes mixing.1. An Infinite Regression
4. Earth Departure
5. Isolated Incidents
6. Do Not Go Gently
7. New Eden
8. Cylindrical Sea
10. To Lead You To An Overwhelming Question
12. David$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock