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    Obituary

    Legendary death metal band OBITUARY return with their self-titled, 10th studio album, further cementing their legacy as one of the most important metal bands of all time! Picking up where 2014's critically acclaimed Inked In Blood left off, OBITUARY show no signs of slowing down as they continue to reign as Kings of their genre. Recorded at their home studio in Tampa, FL, Obituary is a 10 track tour-de-force of bone-pulverising death metal that is as heavy, uncompromising and infectious as anything they've released in their historic, nearly 30-year career!
    1. Brave
    2. Sentence Day
    3. A Lesson In Vengeance
    4. End It Now
    5. Kneel Before Me
    6. It Lives
    7. Betrayed
    8. Turned To Stone
    9. Straight To Hell
    10. Ten Thousand Ways To Die
    Obituary
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    From Wisdom To Baked

    CANNABIS CORPSE was formed by MUNICIPAL WASTE bassist LandPhil Hall (bass/vocals) and his brother Josh Hallhammer Hall (drums) out of a mutual love of brutal Floridian death metal (CANNIBAL CORPSE, MORBID ANGEL, DEICIDE, OBITUARY) and weed. The band's earliest recordings (2006's Blunted At Birth and 2008's Tube of the Resinated) are primal homages to their influences; where relentless, jackhammer beats and sick, guttural vocals lay the foundation for twisted tales of crazed weed mayhem. Time has seen the band tour the world over, and grow into a more evolved harbinger of brutal US death. CANNABIS CORPSE' new album 'From Wisdom to Baked' will undoubtedly see the death metal powerhouse step to the forefront of the worldwide extreme scene.



    1. Baptized In Bud
    2. Zero Weed Tolerance
    3. Weedless Ones
    4. Individual Pot Patterns
    5. Pull The Carb
    6. Considered Dank
    7. Voice Of The Bowl
    8. THC Crystal Mountain
    9. With Their Hash He Will Create
    10. From Wisdom To Baked
    11. Medicinal Healing
    Cannabis Corpse
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    Inked In Blood

    Death metal legends OBITUARY make their Relapse debut with 'Inked In Blood,' their 9th full length LP. Almost three decades in, 'Inked In Blood' stands out as one of the finest moments in OBITUARY's already godlike discography. The riffs, groove, snarl and rage are as fierce as ever, putting most all other contemporary death metal bands to shame. OBITUARY are THE definitive death metal band, and 'Inked In Blood' is an instant classic amongst their already storied catalog. OBITUARY are both the originators and the torch-bearers of the genre! 'Inked In Blood' is the sound of true death metal kings reclaiming their throne!!!


    Death metal legends OBITUARY make their Relapse debut with 'Inked In Blood,' their 9th full length LP. Almost three decades in, 'Inked In Blood' stands out as one of the finest moments in OBITUARY's already godlike discography. The riffs, groove, snarl and rage are as fierce as ever, putting most all other contemporary death metal bands to shame. OBITUARY are THE definitive death metal band, and 'Inked In Blood' is an instant classic amongst their already storied catalog. OBITUARY are both the originators and the torch-bearers of the genre! 'Inked In Blood' is the sound of true death metal kings reclaiming their throne!!!

    1. Centuries Of Lies
    2. Violent By Nature
    3. Pain Inside
    4. Visions In My Head
    5. Back On Top
    6. Violence
    7. Inked In Blood
    8. Deny You
    9. Within A Dying Breed
    10. Minds Of The World
    11. Out Of Blood
    12. Paralyzed With Fear
    Obituary
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    Lock And Key

    Full of just as many catchy, metallic riffs as mosh parts, Lock & Key is a heavy mix of influences like Madball, Leeway, Cro-Mags, Metallica, Suicidal, Obituary, and is one of the most well-rounded hardcore albums in recent memory. The album was recorded in Wakefield, MA with producer Jay Maas (Verse, Bane, Defeater) and illustrates what the band is truly capable of both lyrically and musically. More than a a progression of their past material, this is a defining release for Cruel Hand.
    1. Lock & Key
    2. Cruel Hand
    3. Day or Darkness
    4. Broken Glass
    5. Labyrinth
    6. One Cold Face
    7. Rotations of Hurt
    8. Dismissed
    9. Two Fold
    10. The Bottom
    Cruel Hand
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    The Suffering

    Long Awaited 4th Full Length Release


    Dawn of Demise was formed in Silkeborg, Denmark in 2003 with one sole purpose - to play heavy and groovy death metal. Here 13 years later that goal hasn't changed. The band's emphasis has always been on heaviness, groove, good songs and catchy riffs which has over the years solidified them in the death metal scene.


    The band has, during the course of its existence wherein 4 releases have seen the light of day, shaped their death metal sound which best can be described as heavy US style death metal with lots of elements from the world of slam. With inspirations like: Suffocation, Pyrexia, Internal Bleeding, Abominable Putridity, Obituary, and Inveracity the heavier death metal element doesn't come as a complete surprise.


    After receiving great reviews of the previous album "Rejoice in Vengeance" Dawn of Demise is now ready with its 4th full length album "The Suffering".

    1. Sadistic Gratification
    2. Destined to Suffer
    3. The Suffering
    4. Deride the Wretch
    5. The Process of Killing
    6. Predation
    7. Coercion of the Victim
    8. A Malignant Condition
    9. Those Who Deserve My Wrath
    10. As the World Dies
    11. Deify the Outrageous
    Dawn Of Demise
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  • Like An Ever Flowing Stream Like An Ever Flowing Stream Quick View

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    Like An Ever Flowing Stream

    Founded 1988 in Stockholm/Sweden, Dismember were among those responsible for Death Metal's big break through. The debut album, "Like An Ever Flowing Stream" from 1991, clearly showed that Dismember are an uncompromising band which resulted in their rise to cult status within a short period of time after the album took the scene by storm. Extensive touring with bands like Death, Morbid Angel and Cannibal Corpse showed that Dismember are a live force to be reckoned with and the number of fans grew steadily. Spurred on by success, it was easy to commence the songwriting for the next album. However, the band then released the 5-track EP, "Pieces", and went out on tour again instead with Napalm Death and Obituary. They played for thousands of fans throughout Europe thus reinforcing their status as one of the best live bands on earth.
    Side A:

    1. Override Of The Overture

    2. Soon To Be Dead

    3. Bleed For Me


    Side B:

    4. And So Is Life

    5. Dismembered

    6. Skin Her Alive


    Side C:

    7. Sickening Art

    8. In Deaths Sleep

    9. Deathevocation (Bonus Track)


    Side D:

    10. Defective Decay (Bonus Track)

    11. Torn Apart (Bonus Track)

    12. Justifiable Homicide (Bonus Track)

    Dismember
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  • Ghettoville - Box Set Ghettoville - Box Set Quick View

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    Ghettoville - Box Set

    Box Set Includes:


    Ghettoville (3LP + CD)


    Hazyville (White Vinyl 2LP + CD - Exclusive To Boxset)


    32-Page Art Book


    Ghettoville is the bleached out and black tinted conclusion of the Actress image.


    Where the demands of writing caught the artist slumped and reclined, devoid of any soul, acutely aware of the simulated prism that required breakout.


    Four albums in and the notes and compositions no longer contain decipherable language.


    The scripts now carry tears, the world has returned to a flattened state, and out through that window, the birds look back into the cage they once inhabited.


    Spitting flames behind a white wall of silence.


    The machines have turned to stone, data reads like an obituary to its user.


    A fix is no longer a release, it's a brittle curse. Zero satisfaction, no teeth, pseudo artists running rampant, but the path continues.


    R.I.P Music 2014.

    1. Forgiven
    2. Street Corp.
    3. Corner
    4. Rims
    5. Contagious
    6. Birdcage
    7. Our
    8. Time
    9. Towers
    10. Gaze
    11. Skyline
    12. Image
    13. Don't
    14. Rap
    15. Frontline
    16. Rule
    Actress
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  • Blues Obituary Blues Obituary Quick View

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    Blues Obituary

    Originally released in 1969, Blues Obituary is the second album by 60s British blues-rock legends The Groundhogs. Out of print for decades and never before reissued domestically, this cult classic has been meticulously restored, using Sundazeds usual exacting standards.


    Blues Obituary finds the group beginning to stretch beyond traditional blues forms, as demonstrated on the seven-minute epic Light Was the Day. Beyond its memorable cover art, Blues Obituary marks the Groundhogs first effort as a power trio, the format in which the band would do its most acclaimed and popular work.

    1. Rocking Chair
    2. Early in the Morning
    3. Walking Blues
    4. Married Men
    5. No More Doggin'
    6. Man Trouble
    7. Come Back Baby
    8. You Don't Love Me
    9. Still a Fool
    The Groundhogs
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    Haunted

    Six Feet Under's debut album, Haunted, delivered on its promise to be an exciting collaboration between Cannibal Corpse vocalist Chris Barnes and Obituary guitarist Allen West.
    1. The Enemy Inside
    2. Silent Violence
    3. Lycanthropy
    4. Still Alive
    5. Beneath the Black Sky
    6. Human Target
    7. Remains of You
    8. Suffering in Ecstasy
    9. Tomorrow's Victim
    10. Torn to the Bone
    11. Haunted
    Six Feet Under
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  • Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake-Suite From The Ballet Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake-Suite From The Ballet Quick View

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    Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake-Suite From The Ballet

    180g Audiophile Vinyl Cut from the Original Stereo Analogue Master Tapes at Abbey Road Studios


    "A tall, imposing figure in front of an orchestra, so tall that he often dispensed with the usual conductor's podium, Efrem Kurtz had a graceful, baton-less technique that drew a fluid yet well-controlled response from the players and infused a vivid poetry into romantic music in particular. Much sought after in the music of his native Russia, and in the ballet music in which he first made his name conducting Anna Pavlova, Kurtz was a link back to the musical life of pre-revolutionary St Petersburg." So wrote most eloquently Noel Goodwin in his 1995 obituary in the Independent of the distinguished 95 years old Russian conductor, who had studied with Glazunov and Tcherepnin no less, and was a pupil of Arthur Nikisch.


    Kurtz was a familiar name with the Philharmonia to the record collector of the 1950s and Yehudi Menuhin was in his prime. Menuhin's presence on the recording can be explained by a long tradition of celebrated violinists performing the solo violin parts of Swan Lake, from Leopold Auer at the first production to Mischa Elman for Diaghilev and contemporary with this recording, Campoli for Fistoulari.


    Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analogue pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional 'advance' playback head, making the cut a totally analogue process.


    Pressed on 180g vinyl to audiophile standards using the original EMI presses by The Vinyl Factory in Hayes, England.


    In the original review in The Gramophone of December 1958, W.S.M. remarked: "The sound of the orchestra is extremely well defined all the way through, and the tunes are enunciated in a most dapper fashion; Kurtz really understands the style of the music..." and found Menuhin's solo violin contributions "make you sit up and listen hard, to his phrasing and expression..." and concluded that compared with rival versions, this record was "more stylish and more attractively played. Don't try to dance to it, but do listen to it."


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. a. Introduction
    b. No. 2: Valse (Act 1)
    c. No. 4: Pas de trios, Nos. 1-6 (Act 1)
    2. No. 5: Pas de deux, Nos. 1 & 2 (Act 1)
    3. a. No. 5: Pas de deux, Nos. 3 & 4 (Act 1)
    b. No. 10: Scene (Act 2)
    c. No. 13: Danses des cygnes Nos. 1, 2 & 4 (Act 2)
    4. a. No. 13, Danses des cygnes, No. 5 (Act 2)
    b. No. 20: Danse hongroise (Czardas) (Act 3)
    c. Danse russe (from Supplement
    Tchaikovsky
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    Sin & Soul (Speakers Corner)

    When Oscar Brown died at the age of 78 in 2005, one journalist at least, from The New York Times, was unsure as to how to describe the artist to whom America had just bid a final farewell. To write in his obituary that he was a jazz singer seemed too platitudinous, because Brown didn't just sing his songs, he performed them. But it would have been just as wrong to honour him as a jazz songwriter, despite his collaborations with Miles Davis and Max Roach, because he was more closely associated with gospel, folk and blues.
    His vocal qualities lie in a recitative-like, dry declamation, sharp as a knife, as is clearly heard in Work Song. The pain brought on by life's adversities can be cried out internally even if you appear to remain unaffected outwardly (But I Was Cool). A portion of sarcasm is necessary when the singsong of a slave trader constantly calls for higher bids (Bid 'Em In), and when a babbling child can pester its daddy with both banal and existential questions (Dat Dere).



    The generously manned band does not often play all together as in the springy Signifyin' Monkey. Here we have just a few chords on the piano (Watermelon Man), there a gently plucked guitar (Brown Baby), or a quiet pulsating rhythm (Afro Blue) - very often not much more was needed for a sin and soul performance by Oscar Brown, who, by the way, and so typically American, regarded himself as an Entertainer.



    Musicians:



    • Oscar Brown Jr. (vocal)

    • Phil Bodner (saxophone)

    • Billy Butterfield (trumpet)

    • Floyd Morris (piano)

    • Don Arnone (guitar)

    • George Duvivier (bass)

    • Osie Johnson (drums)




    Recording: June - October 1960




    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.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Work Song
    2. But I Was Cool
    3. Bid 'em High
    4. Signifyin' Monkey
    5. Watermelon Man
    6. Somebody By Me A Drink
    7. Rags and Old Iron
    8. Dat Dere
    9. Brown Baby
    10. Humdrum Blues
    11. Sleepy
    12. Afro Blue
    Oscar Brown Jr.
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    IV: Symptoms Of Existence

    Formed in the Spirng of 2007, Mother of Mercy plays contemporary metallic hardcore that draws from some of the best elements of '90s HC with a well-executed tinge of metal. Their music is raw, abrasive and dark, highly influenced by Samhain, Undertow and Obituary, and a much-needed reviver of today's re-hashed metalcore sound.
    1. Forever Night, Forever Mourning
    2. Symptoms of Existence
    3. Soul Burns Slow
    4. World of Pain
    5. Swinging The Chain
    6. Live Through Darkness
    7. Control
    8. Drown
    9. Upper Hand
    10. Final Breath
    Mother Of Mercy
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    Masquerade in Blood

    For the first time in over 20 years, the seventh studio album from German thrash legends SODOM appears on vinyl again! This time around, the album has been fully remastered, with a bonus studio track added. The original cover artwork has also been fully restored from original scans provided by legendary cover artist Andreas Marschall (Running Wild, King Diamond, Grave Digger, Blind Guardian, Kreator, Obituary, etc..).


    One of the "Big Four Teutonic Thrash" bands, along with fellow legends of the genre Kreator, Destruction and Tankard, SODOM have released nearly 20 albums with total sales of more than one million albums.

    1. Masquerade in Blood
    2. Gathering of Minds
    3. Fields of Honour
    4. Braindead
    5. Verrecke
    6. Shadow of Damnation
    7. Peacemaker's Law
    8. Murder in My Eyes
    9. Unwanted Youth
    10. Mantelmann
    11. Scum
    12. Hydrophobia
    13. Let's Break the Law
    14. 20,000 Feet (Bonus Track)
    Sodom
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    Rust

    Rust" is the new album from Harm's Way. Recorded at Brick Top Recordings by Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Dead In The Dirt), mixed at God City Studios by Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire), and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Obituary, Nails). Brutally and meticulously refined, "Rust" brilliantly combines industrial repetition (think Godflesh), metal attack (think Sepultura, Helmet, Celtic Frost), and hardcore aggression. Showing that Harm's Way have emerged from the wreckage of past genres as the new high watermark of heavy in contemporary aggressive music.


    Opener "Infestation" stomps with machine-like precision before plunging into a depressing sonic dirge. While songs like "Law Of The Land", "Hope", "Cancerous Ways", and others introduce guitar and electronic driven atmospherics into the arsenal. These subtle dynamics bleed into other aspects of "Rust" as well. Mid-album beast "Left To Disintegrate" unfurls as an unforgettable anti-anthem ripe with infectious creeping metallic undertones. While "Amongst The Rust" and "Turn To Stone" introduce guest vocals from Colin Young (Twitching Tongues) and Emily Jancetic. Both of them adding haunting nuance to the brute force of the band. All of this leads to the epic closer "Ease My Mind"; a take-no-prisoners aural bludgeoning so heavy that it needs to be heard to be believed.

    1. Infestation
    2. Law Of The Land
    3. Cremation
    4. Hope
    5. Cancerous Ways
    6. Amongst The Rust
    7. Disintegrate
    8. Docile Bodies
    9. Turn To Stone
    10. Ease My Mind
    Harm's Way
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    Beast

    Imagine a creature laying dormant beneath the earth, in an inhuman slumber since a time long forgotten. This creature reawakens, cracks up through the ground and finds a world it barely recognizes. Chaos, disorder, brutality, bloodthirst and terror are all around. Seeking to restore some sense of order to its surroundings, the creature adopts the destructive nature it witnesses in man and begins a vengeful quest for power.


    Mythology, fable and metaphor collide with "Beast", a blistering new album marking the return of DESPISED ICON. The genre-defining band is fully reawakened, poised to recapture the crown with the monstrous and merciless might of their potent expression. Featuring the men responsible for most of the band's now classic death metal catalog, "Beast" is a vicious commentary on the state of the world and the state of music itself.


    This is old school DESPISED ICON reminiscent of "The Healing Process" (2005) and "The Ills Of Modern Man" (2007), but cast through an ultra-modern lens, carrying with it the experience and driven purpose of a band secure in their identity and their legacy. Without sacrificing the creative leaps of what many feared would be their final album, "Day Of Mourning" (2009), DESPISED ICON renew their focus on the collision of dual vocals, technical wizardry, precision dexterity and massive bottom end they helped to pioneer.


    'The Aftermath' kicks off the album with brutal immediacy, encompassing the full scope of what's ahead with unrelenting attack and classic death metal flair. 'Inner Demons' will have guitar teachers and drum instructors pulling their hair out in frustrated angst, while songs like 'Bad Vibes' put the impossible sounding shred workouts on the backburner in favor of brute force. Throughout the album, deep grooves reminiscent of the best of OBITUARY, DYING FETUS, INTERNAL BLEEDING, or even BIOHAZARD pulse within the fierce aggression. There's melody to be found in songs like the French-language 'Drapeau Noir.' The dual vocal style DESPISED ICON fans love is as unrestrained as ever.


    For many extreme music fans, it may be hard to remember a time before DESPISED ICON, given the massive influence they've subsequently had on the genre. But when the group formed back in 2002 and released "Consumed By Your Poison" the same year, there was little intersection between the sounds of classic death metal and the brute force of hardcore. The "metalcore" genre had been in full swing for some time and plenty of those bands had experimented with elements of death metal. But DESPISED ICON were among the first to fully embrace the signatures of the traditional death metal formula combined with a relentless embrace of breakdowns, part of an emerging new sound.


    DESPISED ICON steadily built a following through hard touring with CRYPTOPSY, SUFFOCATION, IMMOLATION, DEICIDE, MORBID ANGEL, BEHEMOTH, HATEBREED and NAPALM DEATH. The diversity of sounds demonstrated by that list of bands is evidence of DESPISED ICON's broad appeal. Before too long, a new subgenre bubbled up from the underground, built around bands like DESPISED ICON, SUICIDE SILENCE, ALL SHALL PERISH, CARNIFEX and JOB FOR A COWBOY. Like many genre tags, "deathcore" became something of a controversial and uncomfortable albatross for many of the associated bands at various times. But the impact of what is unquestionably an exciting variation of extreme music is undeniable.


    DESPISED ICON now boldly reclaims their legacy without reservation or apology. Since the time of the band's dissolution - the result of professional burnout, the shifting priorities and responsibilities that come with adulthood and the need for a creative recharge - the group's members were able to explore different textures with groups like OBEY THE BRAVE and HEAVEN'S CRY. The time apart has only strengthened their resolve when it comes to the purity of what DESPISED ICON means to them as well as to their worldwide fans.


    From the savagely unhinged vocals to the inexhaustible pound of the blast beats, DESPISED ICON's new album is a swift reminder that this band is one of the originators of a powerful movement in extreme metal. The "Beast" is reawakened and ready to rumble. DESPISED ICON is back, ladies and gents, with no frills, no bullshit, and just total power.

    1. The Aftermath
    2. Inner Demons
    3. Drapeau Noir
    4. Bad Vibes
    5. Dedicated to Extinction
    6. Grind Forever
    7. Time Bomb
    8. One Last Martini
    9. Doomed
    10. Beast
    Despised Icon
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    The End Complete (Out Of Stock)


    Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl


    Limited To 1500 Copies


    Clocking in at a taut nine songs in 39 minutes without a second of filler, The End Complete may be the definitive Obituary album. The band's third, it marks the return of lead guitarist Allen West and it also marks an impressive leap forward in production. The songwriting and playing on Obituary's past albums had been commendable, and The End Complete is no exception in that regard. Rather, it's the return of West and the remarkable production job by Scott Burns that sets this album apart from its predecessors. The return of West is important not only because his solos are one of the band's trademarks but also because he's an integral songwriter, here co-penning four of the nine songs. Burns' crystal-clear, in-your-face production is not to be underestimated, either. If anything had marred Obituary's past two albums, both of them otherwise excellent, it was the murkiness of the sound, especially the drums. That's not an issue here at all, however, as Obituary have never sounded this great. The guitar tones especially are downright vivid, particularly when West and rhythm guitarist Trevor Peres depart from one another such as during the solos (the title track is a great showcase for this, and so is Rotting Ways). You can practically feel the respective guitar tones buzzing through your head, they're so well recorded. And so are John Tardy's vocals, which are sometimes overdubbed to make them all the more potent and nuanced. They're so well recorded, in fact, you can actually understand some of the lyrics! Overall, there really isn't anything to complain about here. Sure, nine songs in a brisk 39 minutes might not be enough for those who can't get enough of Obituary's textbook style of death metal, but this is such a powerful album that even seasoned metalheads can get exhausted quickly. And besides, Obituary may be one of death metal's greatest bands ever, granted, but they're generally not the most varied or experimental. So too many more songs or too much more music, and the proceedings could begin to get increasingly monotonous, a problem that has plagued innumerable death metal albums over the years. But that's not an issue here, thankfully; the primary issue instead seems to be just how Obituary could top an album such as The End Complete. Its two predecessors, Slowly We Rot and Cause of Death, had been near perfect and were quickly deemed classics of the early death metal era. But here the band has done itself one better, bringing West back into the fold and getting a better production job from Burns, and the result is arguably the definitive Obituary album and, consequently, a prototypical death metal album. It don't get much better than this, folks.


    - Jason Birchmeier (All Music Guide)

    1. I'm in Pain
    2. Back to One
    3. Dead Silence
    4. In the End of Life
    5. Sickness
    6. Corrosive
    7. Killing Time
    8. The End Complete
    9. Rotting Ways
    Obituary
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    Hasta La Muerte (Out Of Stock)

    Limited edition double vinyl from Southern Lord in Stoughton gatefold jacket which perfectly complements the amazing painting by artist Dan Seagrave (Entombed, Morbid Angel).

    Following the initial vinyl release of Xibalba's Madre Mi Por Los Dias debut full-length in 2011 (via A389 Records), Southern Lord released a CD pressing of the album, as part of its ongoing underground series. Madre Mi Por Los Dias stormed the hardcore world with its apocalyptic, down-tuned, slow-motion brutality, the band's ultra-energizing buildups and relentlessly brutal breakdowns instantly drawing comparisons to Disembodied, Bloodlet, and the heaviest of the late '90s/early 2000s hardcore scene as well as kings of low-end, groove-laden death metal like Crowbar, Obituary and Sepultura.


    Hasta La Muerte, Spanish for "to the death," is the band's first full-length album for Southern Lord. It's a lethal collision of brutal death metal, vicious hardcore and oppressive sludge, taking the concept of heavy to a new, crushing level in the process! Hasta La Muerte was recorded and produced by Taylor Young (Nails). Greg Anderson of Sunn O))), Goatsnake and Southern Lord has collaborated with the band on 2 tracks: "Flood" and "Cold." Anderson's sub-bass six string warfare seemlessly integrates within the ultra-heaviness of the Xibalba sound.


    The band's songwriting, performance and recording of the album shows Xibalba taking a giant leap forward. Hasta La Muetre will firmly establish the band as a force to be reckoned with as well as new leaders within the underground metal scene.

    1. No Serenity
    2. Soledad
    3. Laid to Rest
    4. Burn
    5. Sentenced
    6. The Flood
    7. Hasta La Muerte
    8. Mala Mujer
    9. Stoneheart
    10. Lujuria
    11. Cold
    Xibalba
    $20.99
    Limited Edition Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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    The Sleeping Bag Sessions (Out Of Stock)

    Whether it's Hip Hop, it's face pointed reverentially to the Old School, or House stealing Disco riffs by the truck load,
    people are increasingly intrigued by back-in-the-day. And common to both the aforementioned scenes and much more
    is one person, Arthur Russell, a man some regard as the best songwriter of the 20th century.


    In 1981 Arthur set up Sleeping Bag Records with Will Socolov. The first release was the album "24-24 Music" as
    Dinosaur L. If you're wondering about the name it would appear Arthur would often use the names of extinct or
    near-extinct animals. On one production credit he's "Killer Whale, whilst the logo for Sleeping Bag is a Koala bear! Will
    remembers how they came up with the name for their label.


    "We were joking about names, and James Brown was on with "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" and I was sleeping in a
    sleeping bag in my apartment and I kind of made a joke about that, and Arthur said that was a great idea for the name
    of the company!"


    The line up was pretty much the same as the Loose Joints sessions, (which boasted the Ingram Brothers rhythm
    section) and a similar stream-of-conscience approach was taken with the recording itself. Russell arranged the beats
    so there'd be a change every 24 bars (hence the title) and the band would have to improvise the songs over the top. He
    also made sure he went into the studio when there was a full moon! The album is again very experimental, and makes
    occasional uneasy listening but the same magic is very much in evidence.


    Arthur would continue to be involved in production and mixing duties for the label, but parted company with Socolov
    in 1985. Arthur sadly died of AIDS in 1992 leaving behind many songs; as one obituary put it, it was though he simply
    vanished into his music.

    1. Bonzo Goes To Washington - 5 Minutes (B-B-B Bombing Mix)
    2. Felix - Tiger Stripes (Extended Version)
    3. Felix - You Can't Hold Me Down (Extended Version)
    4. Clandestine Featuring Ned Sublette - Radio Rhythm (S-I-G-N-A-L S-M-A-R-T) (Extra Cheese Mix)
    5. Sounds Of JHS 126 Brooklyn - Chill Pill (Underwater Mix)
    6. Indian Ocean - School Bell / Tree House (Original 12 Version)
    7. Indian Ocean - Treehouse (Extended Bootleg Edit)
    8. Dinosaur L - Go Bang! (Walter Gibbons Mix)
    9. Bonzo Goes To Washington - 5 Minutes (R-R-R Radio Mix)
    10. Clandestine Featuring Ned Sublette - Radio Rhythm (S-I-G-N-A-L-S-M-A-R-T) (Dub Mix) (Killer Whale)
    Arthur Russell
    $24.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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    Resurrection Through Fire (Out of Stock)

    Formed in 1995 in upstate New York, Burning Human released a 7 song demo tape entitled Death Is Mercy which contained songs that were later released on the compilation We The People: A Compilation of Upstate NYs Hardest. Jason Sunkes continued on in bands such as Stigmata, Dead Rabbits and Great Day For Up, while Jason Bittner, hailed as one of the top drummers in metal today, eventually hooked up with New England thrash metallers Shadows Fall.


    Now, resurrected from the ashes in 2008 by Bittner, Burning Human has completed their first full length album with legendary guitar player James Murphy (Obituary, Death, Testament, Disincarnate) who produced and mixed the album at his SafeHouse Productions Studios. Murphy himself adds several solos to what is a deadly helping of traditional death metal in its purest form.



    1. Throes of Dementia
    2. Tormented Mind
    3. As Good As Dead
    4. The Final Conception
    5. Chemical Experimentation
    6. Imminent Demise
    7. Self-Inflicted Crucifixion
    8. Mass Murder
    9. Guilty of Insanity
    10. Resurrection Through Fire
    Burning Human
    $18.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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