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Shadows (Awaiting Repress)Propelled by the stunning guitar heroics of brothers Pete and Jake Adams, Virginia's Valkyrie return with their third full length Shadows, one of the year's best guitar-driven, heavy rock records. Jam packed with harmonized leads, rich solos and melodic, blues-based riffs, Valkyrie sound like the perfect blend of American style doom rock bands like Pentagram or Spirit Caravan and classic hard rock like Thin Lizzy, Wishbone Ash, and Deep Purple. Where Pete Adams' other band Baroness focuses more on the modern proggy and poppy side of metal, Valkyrie looks to proto-metal trailblazers for influence while injecting plenty of current day inspiration. Produced by Sanford Parker (Pelican, Leviathan, YOB), Shadows is the perfect summer heavy rock record!1. Mountain Stomp
2. Golden Age
4. Shadow of Reality
5. Wintry Plains
6. Echoes (Of The Ways We Lived)
7. Carry On$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Leviathan (Awaiting Repress)Stoughton Gatefold packaging!
Finally available again! Leviathan is the record that launched Mastodon into the upper echelon of major label metal bands!
Leviathan is a concept album by progressive metal band Mastodon, released in 2004 by Relapse Records. The album is based on the Herman Melville novel Moby-Dick, with the songs: Iron Tusk, Blood and Thunder, I Am Ahab and Seabeast released as singles. Three magazines awarded it Album of the Year in 2004: Revolver, Kerrang! and Terrorizer.1. Blood and Thunder
2. I Am Ahab
5. Iron Tusk
7. Naked Burn
8. Aqua Dementia
9. Hearts Alive
10. Joseph Merrick$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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Etched D Side
Spread out in double-LP format with a luxurious etched side D, Providentia is strictly available only in true Black vinyl and limited to 300 copies.
Axiom Black-lords AWE unfold possibly one of the most transcendental albums this year with Providential, a gateway of immeasurable and limitless musical scenery that is clearly evident throughout.
Consisting of three strangely enigmatic tracks spanning almost an hour and with the visually thought-provoking artwork by Greek illustrator Konstantinos Psichas (Viral Graphics), the aura surrounding Providentia, albeit the darkness and chaos, is a leviathan that spews a conceptual ideology of Man and Universe.1. Actus Primus
2. Actus Secundus
3. Actus Purus$42.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Buy Now
Snakes For The DivineHigh On Fire return with one of the most highly anticipated release of 2010. Called one of 50 records you must hear in 2010 by Kerrang! Magazine, Snakes For Divine is High On Fires finest release to date and the one that will catapult them to the next level of their career.
Recorded at The Pass Studios in Los Angeles with producer Greg Fidelman, Snakes for the Divine is High on Fire's magnum opus, capturing every nuance of the legendary bands ongoing musical progression and evolution into one of heavy musics all time greats. Sharper, faster and darker than anything the group has ever recorded, Snakes for the Divine is an unrelenting tour de force, showcasing cult guitar hero Matt Pikes utterly unique and inventive musicianship and the bands epic, thundering sound.
Premium production by Fidelman the man who produced Slayers World Painted Blood and is mixing the upcoming Metallica live album boosts High on Fires strength and power while blackened lyrical tales of ancient wars, frozen planets, and doomed societies emerge from Pikes bellowing barks and throaty war cries. From the moment the leviathan-like title track explodes to kick off the album, it is immediately evident that High on Fire is determined to push modern heavy metal into new and uncharted realms.1. Snakes For The Divine
2. Frost Hammer
3. Bastard Samurai
4. Ghost Neck
6. Fire Flood and Plague
7. How Dark We Pray
8. Holy Flames Of The Firespitter$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Then It All Came DownThen It All Came Down is J.R. Robinson s second long-form composition as Wrekmeister Harmonies. Employing an enormous ensemble of some of Chicago s best talents in the metal and experimental communities, including Wrest (Leviathan), Ryley Walker, and members of Indian, Corrections House, Twilight, Yakuza, Anatomy of Habit, Come, Mind Over Mirrors, and Bloodiest, Robinson has created a work that is equally gorgeous and menacing. The CD edition also includes 2013 s You ve Always Meant So Much To Me (on CD for the first time), bringing the total running time to over 73 minutes. Few artists have perfected the nuances of beauty as well as annihilation, and Robinson s mastery of both sides of the spectrum makes his a unique voice in the field of doom. J.R. Robinson perceives life as a long, gradual process of decay. Lightness fades into darkness, while innocence succumbs to the evils of modern society. His music reflects not only this worldview but his emotional response to it. Then It All Came Down is an exploration of that existential deterioration and an attempt at attaining a deeper understanding of its process. Then It All Came Down opens with a low, soft drone, creeping in almost imperceptibly. Bells chime as more tonal voices emerge from the ether, Walker s acoustic guitar echoing in the abyssal soundscape. Several women sing as sirens: Beautiful Sun. The piece is inspired by and takes its name from an essay written by Truman Capote following his interview with Manson-associate Bobby Beausoleil (which translates as beautiful sun ), whose dangerous spirit and embodiment of occult ideals offer an extreme example of the light into dark transition the piece explores. As the soft drones and angelic voices are replaced with threatening rumbles of distortion and low cackles courtesy of Wrest, an overwhelming sense of unease permeates the piece s atmosphere, only a harbinger of what is to come. When the piece does explode into crushing howls and heavy doom, all semblance of tranquility and stillness, the light, the peace, is exterminated. Then It All Came Down was debuted at the Bohemian National Cemetery in Chicago under a full moon in July of 2013, the first in a continuing yearly series called Beyond The Gate. The series continued in 2014 with a debut of another new Wrekmeister composition which will be released in early 2015. Wrekmeister Harmonies will continue to bring large-scale productions involving a rotating cast of guest musicians to unconventional performance spaces throughout 2014-15, and has a future collaboration planned with The Body. An essay by Robinson about Beausoleil s influence on Charles Manson and his ideological lineage from Alastair Crowley is available for deeper insights into Robinson s fascination with the controversial cult figure.1. Then It All Came Down$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now