News of the week #47

Another week full of cool deliveries at S&A HQ including the new full length by ALL PIGS MUST DIE and TOXIC SHOCK, represses of 4 MERAUDER albums (preorders), a 7″ by DEAR FURIOUS, a picture disc version of the last POWER TRIP LP and some heavy stuff like SUNN O))) and SLEEP records.

 

NEW RECORDS

All Pigs Must Die – Hostage Animal [LP]

 

APMD unleashed their first full length with 2011’s God Is War. The 30-minute rip was a nod to primeval disdain and anger. Exploring facets of human conflict one track at a time, God Is War introduced the world to a whole new spectrum of rage. In 2013, APMD upped the ante with Nothing Violates This Nature. Honing their craft with more speed and filth, APMD pushed their sound closer to the edge of the cliff.

Available on Black or Blue wax

 

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Toxic Shock – TwentyLastCentury [LP]

 

Toxic Shock is a thrash, hardcore punk band from Antwerp (Belgium). Started rehearsing in 2010. After a long search for a suitable singer they found a perfect match in Wally. The first Toxic Shock release was a demotape which saw the light of day in 2011. An EP followed a year later. In 2013 Reflections Records put out the Daily Demons album. Since that the band did a split 7″ with Iron Reagan, a Record Store Day 7″ and worked with Antwerp hip hop masters Team Panini. “TwentyLastCentury” is their second full length and latest record to date.

 

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Merauder – Master Killer [LP]

 

Merauder’s 1996 album on Century Media now reissued. This is their best album and cornerstone of New York Hardcore / Metal. Remastered by Nicolas Declève (Skarhead, Nasty, Leeway, Boxcutter…) and with Linernotes from Scott Vogel (Terror). Merauder is a legendary NYHC band from the 90’s.

Available on Black or White wax.

 

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Merauder – Five Deadly Venoms [LP]

 

Merauder’s 1999 album on Century Media now reissued. Remastered by Nicolas Declève (Skarhead, Nasty, Leeway, Boxcutter…). Merauder is a legendary NYHC band from the 90’s.

Available on Black or White wax.

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Merauder – Bluetality [LP]

 

Merauder’s 2003 album on Century Media now reissued. Remastered by Nicolas Declève (Skarhead, Nasty, Leeway, Boxcutter…) and with Linernotes from Scott Vogel (Terror) on Master Killer. Merauder is a legendary NYHC band from the 90’s. For the first time on vinyl ever!

 Available on Black or White wax.

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Merauder – God Is [LP]

 

Merauder’s 2009 album on Regain records now reissued. Remastered by Nicolas Declève (Skarhead, Nasty, Leeway, Boxcutter…). Merauder is a legendary NYHC band from the 90’s. For the first time on vinyl ever!

Available on Black or White wax.

 

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Dear Furious – ST [7″]

 

Fast way forward to 2016 when five members of the various above bands met in a Fountain Valley rehearsal studio to try on a new suit. Isaac Golub, vocals (A Chorus of Disapproval, A.18). Mike Hartsfield, guitar (Outspoken, Strife). Matt Horwitz, drums (Adamantium). Marc Jackson (Throwdown). Brian Manry, guitar (Mean Season). In the span of a couple of hours, the as of yet unnamed rabble had 3 songs in the can. Tight fast driving metal influenced hardcore coupled with dark and desperate well worded poetic threats. With a feverish intensity, unbridled fury, and a hands dirty hard working DIY ethic, Dear Furious have picked from the mud a fallen flag and fully intend on running with it.

Available on Black or White w/ black swirls.

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Power Trip – Nightmare Logic [Picture disc]

 

Nightmare Logic has taken Power Trip’s classic Exodus-meets-Cro-Mags sound to new places. With hooks and tightness rivaling greats like Pantera or Pentagram and production by the esteemed Arthur Rizk, Nightmare Logic punishes fans not only sonically but with pure songwriting skill. The sophomore release and second on Southern Lord Records, raises the bar and pushes Power Trip to new extremes. Since 2013’s Manifest Decimation, the band admits they’ve not only gotten better at their instruments, but have also reinvented their songwriting process into a more nuanced and clever system. The shift shows on this record and does so without losing any of the aggression so essential to the band.

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Sunn O))) – Monoliths & Dimensions [2ble LP]

 

Monoliths & Dimensions is the sixth studio album by the avant-garde drone doom band Sunn O))). The album was created and recorded over a period of two years and features the collaborations of composer Eyvind Kang, Australian guitar player Oren Ambarchi, Hungarian vocalist Attila Csihar, Dylan Carlson from the drone band Earth, and trombonists Julian Priester and Stuart Dempster. Also present is an upright bass trio; French and English horns; harp and flute duo; piano, brass, reed, and string ensembles; and a Viennese woman’s choir led by composer and vocalist Jessika Kenney.

 

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Sunn O))) – OO Void [2ble LP]

 

øø Void was the second album recorded by sunn O))) circa 2000. At that time, the guitarist & core members: Stephen OÍMalley and Greg Anderson were joined by guest bassist collaborator Stuart Dahlquist (Burning Witch, Goatsnake). øø Void also features some incredible contributions from both Petra Haden (Violinist/Vocalist) and Pete Stahl (vocals). Their melodic evocations are seamlessly woven within this thick sonic tapestry. The group approached the compositions of this album in a different way than their previous recordings: each member focused intently on one composition/piece and brought it into the recording session. Then, each of those songs that were brought in were translated to the other members and nuances were worked out ,on the spot, in the studio.

 

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Sunn O))) – Kannon [LP]

 

“Kannon” is a decidedly more metal album from Sunn 0))) without straying far from the production and collaborations the band has employed in the past. The album touches on Kannan, an aspect of Budhha and other Asian belief systems, with the band enlisting critical theorist Aliza Shvatz to write text/liner notes around these ideas and topics.

 

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Sunn O))) – Black One [2ble LP]

 

Reissued on 180 gram colored vinyl in a thick Stoughton style gatefold jacket, this is the sixth and darkest Sunn 0))) album featuring very special guests Oren Ambarchi, Wrest (Leviathan/Lurker Of Chalice/Twilight) Malefic (Xasthur, Twilight) and John Weise (Bastard Noise). The result is truly suffocating and disturbing mammoth giants crushing valleys of the drowned. This album is as bleak, crushing and devoid of light as only they could produce.

 

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Sunn O))) – Domkirke [2ble LP]

 

Dømkirke is a live album by Sunn O))) that was recorded at Bergen Cathedral in Bergen, Norway, during the Borealis Festival.The album was pressed only on vinyl, but it has now been made available for digital download directly from Southern Lord’s Web store as well as the iTunes store. The album is also available for streaming on Spotify. It is a double album that features one track on each side of the records. The packaging of Dømkirke features artwork by the Norwegian visual artist Tania Stene.

 

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Sleep – Dopesmoker [2ble LP]

 

“Dopesmoker” is one track clocking in at over 50 minutes, a stoner rock opus that was released as multiple versions but none as powerful as this, as it has been remastered by Brad Boatright of From Ashes Rise to give it extra beef. This version includes a live recording of the classic Sleep track “Holy Mountain” that was recorded live in San Francisco in 1994. Now available again on colored vinyl with a gatefold cover and one additional track.

Available on Black or Green

 

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Brotherhood – Till Death… [LP]

 

The definitive album of pissed, cathartic, raging hardcore from Seattle, WA’s own Brotherhood. The members of Brotherhood have gone onto be involved in some of the most important bands of the last 20 years (Sunn 0))) and Foo Fighters to name just a few). These raw recordings from 1988 are the catalyst and undeniable roots that started it all. Includes a 32-page, 7″ x 7″ booklet with liner notes and tons of photos from the era. Faithfully remastered by Brad Boatright.

 

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Darkest Hour – Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora [LP]

 

Drawing from the bands 21 years’ experience, this album is set to solidify Darkest Hour’s legacy as a metal power house. Raw as all hell, musically complex, melodic, yet cutting with razor blade precision, Darkest Hour’s 9th full length record, Godless Prophets and the Migrant Flora is fierce and hungry for blood.

 

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Alexis

Alexis

Alexis is the one man behind STRAIGHT & ALERT, also doing vocals for Harm Done and Raw Justice (R.I.P). He has been involved into Hardcore Punk for 15 years, running Straight & Alert, playing in bands, booking shows or doing a fanzine. Based in Nantes, France.
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