Saturday, 31 December 2011

Albums of the year.

Yeah, I waited until the end of the year! Shocking! No real order apart from numbers 1 and 2.

1. Com Truise - Galactic Melt

2. Harms Way - Isolation

3. Cold Cave - Cherish...

4. Weekend Nachos - Worthless

5. Liturgy - Aesthethica

6. Clams Casino - ep/instrumentals (bit of a cheat!)

7.Touche Amore - Parting the sea...

8. Rustie - Glass Swords

9. Khann - Erode

10. M83 - Hurry Up...

11. Three Trapped Tigers - Route One...

12. Tombs - Path of Totality

13. Trap Them - Darker Handcraft

Honourable mentions - When Saints Go Machine, I Declare War, The Horrors, Fit For An Autopsy, Basement.

Best Demos - Nibiru, Final Rage, Iron Mind Collective, Mutilation Rites, Real Talk, Ladder Devils

Splits - Masakari/Alpinist, Despise You/Agoraphobic Nosebleed

I'm not fully buying into this 'mixtape' thing that has arisen this year (it's an excuse for an artist to circumnavigate criticism - "Oh, it's not my debut album, it's only my mixtape!") - but I did, like everyone else seemingly, enjoy the A$SAP Rocky one and the first The Weeknd one. And bits of the Terius Nash one.

Monday, 26 December 2011

New Last Witness and Crocus albums up for preorder now!

The brand new albums from Last Witness and Crocus are now up for preorder in our store. You can pick both up in low-price bundles with shirts and hoodies too! Both available on vinyl and cd....

Check out promo videos of new tracks from both bands below....

Last Witness - The Void (Official Video) from Last Witness on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Brontide 'Coloured Tongues/MFBT' 12" up for preorder now!

Brontide return with a 2 song 12" vinyl - the brand new lilting, looped, epic, dancey monster that is 'Coloured Tongues', backed with the first ever proper recording of live set-favourite 'MFBT'.

All vinyl orders come with a digital download. Preorder your copy in our store now! Or as a low-priced bundle with a shirt!

Just 300 copies in total pressed, all on translucent vinyl.


Friday, 9 December 2011

Jackals/Grazes split 7" up for preorder now!

The new split from Norwich heavy weights Jackals and your new favourite band- Sheffield's Grazes. Up for preorder now.

3 tracks from each available on translucent green /200 and translucent purple /300.
(Jackals side features a sick Minor Threat cover)

Some of the best hardcore punk the UK has to offer.

Thanks to Ed for the description.


Also up now (and shipping) are new Holy Roar sweaters and a new Slabdragger shirt!

Friday, 25 November 2011

WILL HAVEN 'Voir Dire' vinyl up for preorder!

We are seriously, massively, smashing-our-heads-against-walls levels of happy to announce that we are the only label in the world to be releasing the new WILL HAVEN album 'Voir Dire' on vinyl, with retooled artwork by Jamie McDonald/Bear Face. Stream the whole record on our website now. Basically if you like detuned, epic hardcore or metal with the sickest vocals then you need this record in your life. It's a fucking beast. And Chris Fehn of Slipknot is their bassist now!

This is available for preorder right now on our store with free instant download (no waiting!) in the following variations (500 pressed in total) -

100 on Transparent red with black haze vinyl

150 on Red/orange sunset vinyl

250 on Yellow glitter vinyl

Press on this record already - 5k live review, sold out Islington Academy show, 4/5 Big Cheese album review, 8/10 Rock Sound review, 4/5 Terrorizer review...the list goes on.

Having first seen Will Haven when i was 14 years old, supporting Deftones, I can honestly say this is an honour. Will Haven opened the door for me to so much hardcore and weirder types of metal. Without them I doubt i would be releasing some of the records I do on Holy Roar and nor would some of the bands you like sound the way they do without them! I urge you to check this out if you are unfamiliar! Props to Bieler Bros. for being so awesome to work with on this release.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

New Crossbreaker and Kerouac merch in the store now!

All up in the store now and sent out within a couple of weeks! Crossbreaker design by Sin Eater, Kerouac design features Thomas Denson smashed out of it in a Belgian squat! All printed on Gildan Heavy. And yes - the Crossbreaker sweater is printed black on black for ultimate winter kvltness.

Monday, 14 November 2011

New merch available in the store!

New Brontide, Crocus, Maths and Pariso merch in the store now. We will be adding more items over the coming weeks.....

Monday, 31 October 2011

Goodtime Boys preorder now up!

Available for the first time on CD 'Are We Now, Or Have Ever Been' is the blistering debut proper from Goodtime Boys. Straddling the divide between classic screamo and raw hardcore punk aesthetic, fans of Touche Amore, La Dispute, Bastions, Kerouac, Veils and The Long Haul will find so much to love here. Catchy as fuck and ridiculously passionate and heartfelt.

With 4 bonus tracks bringing this EP up to 9 songs clocking in at just under half an hour, this is the definitive introduction to Goodtime Boys career so far!

Comes in a 6 panel digipak, on reverse board finish. 500 copies made.

CD and preorder exclusive shirt available in the store now!

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Make Do And Mend 'Part and Parcel' preorder!

After releasing one of this year’s most highly touted punk rock albums, MAKE DO AND MEND have decided to tone down their driving and blistering post-hardcore sound on the new acoustic EP ‘Part And Parcel’. PINK MIST will be releasing it on 12” vinyl, CD, Limited Edition Wristwatch (yep!) and digitally on November 21st.

The EP is up for pre-order as of NOW, and is available as:

12” (yellow with black haze limited to 100)

12” (transparent blue with white haze)


Wristwatch w/mp3 dowload

And Digital Download

There are a few bundles up on the store so you can get the 12” and the wristwatch if you can’t fight that feeling.

Boasting three acoustic versions of songs from their breakthrough debut full-length End Measured Mile as well as a Touche Amore cover, and two brand new songs, Part And Parcel has been on the band’s mind for quite some time. “It’s something we’ve talked about doing for a while,” admits vocalist/guitarist James Carroll. “We wanted to explore the versatility of our songs and also explore our boundaries as songwriters.”

“Part And Parcel” Tracklisting:
1. Unknowingly Strong LISTEN HERE
2. Ghostal
3. Home Away From Here (Touche Amore cover)
4. Transparent Seas
5. Coats
6. Untitled


Monday, 17 October 2011

Daggers 'Euphoria' preorder now available!

This awesome awesome album is now available to preorder in our store along with an exclusive shirt!

Daggers hails from Brussels with a sound akin all the best, most tonally satisfying parts of Breach, November Coming Fire and Bastions - Daggers deliver an almost retro sounding rock'n'roll played through a dirty modern hardcore context. A dark and uncompromising sound.

Release date is November 7th.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Daggers 'Euphoria' LP out November 8th!

We are really happy to announce that we will be releasing the new record by Daggers titled ‘Euphoria’ on November 8th on LP. This is a co-release with the band and Twelve Gauge Records in America.

Daggers hails from Brussels with a dark, metallic sound. They've wrecked stages all over Europe and have now recorded their new full length "Euphoria" with Ben Phillips at Lightship95 in London.

1. Freaks/2. Axes (FREE MP3)/3. Dekanahwideh/4. Mohawk/5. Altar /6. Call /7. Riot /8. Decay /9. Gloom

There will an ultra limited black/white smoke vinyl as well as standard black vinyl.

Preorder will be up very soon!

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Witch Cult preorders now up!

Southcoast Powerviolence-ers Witch Cult now have their debut record up for preorder along with 2 exclusive shirts in our store! Check out the bundles for some savings! These are the only place you can get band shirts as of right now. The album is 10 tracks, with an etched b-side! Fans of Spazz, Infest, Charles Bronson, Vaccine, Hatred Surge, Cthulhu Youth, Grazes and Electric Wizard should take note!

Monday, 5 September 2011

Run walk / Sirs split 7" preorder up now!

Having met and forged a trans-atlantic allegiance at SXSW 2011, Topshelf and Holy Roar decided to bring together two of their most promising artists for a beautiful split 7" with all exclusive tracks!

Coloured marbled vinyl and an exclusive shirt and totebag! All available in the store now for low bundle prices!

Run Walk from Winchester, England, deliver their most cohesive, melodic, heavy and intricate tracks, that hint towards an incredible debut album in 2012. To say that this duo's songwriting chops keep coming on in leaps and bounds would be an understatement. Bass/drums/fun/songs/loud without sacrificing melody or structure.

Sirs, from upstate New York, USA, deliver driving, ultra-catchy indie rock that owes a huge debt to the energy of punk and hardcore. Having already delivered a 6-song ep and another split 7" - Sirs time is now!

Run Walk - Rainhouse
Run Walk - Straight Lines
Sirs - Bering Straight
Sirs - Buzzard Kill (River)

Friday, 12 August 2011

New Holy Roar vests!

New Holy Roar vests up for order now in our store!

Cream print on a black or navy blue Fruit of the Loom vest!

Monday, 25 July 2011

Crossbreaker/Rosa Valle EPs up for preorder!

New EP's by Middlesbrough post-math kids Rosa Valle and Welsh brooding-hardcore wizards Crossbreaker are both now up for preorder.

Crossbreaker deliver 4 tracks on translucent red 7" vinyl (exclusive to Holy Roar) of crushing, progressive dark hardcore. Rosa Valle deliver 5 songs on CD/one-sided customised 12" vinyl that encompass everything from finger-tapping workouts, to post-rock, to screamo, whilst maintaining a technically dizzying, cohesive whole.

Of course there is exclusive preorder shirts with both! Get on it!

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Abolition LP + Shirt up for preorder now!

Abolition have been bubbling under on the UK hardcore scene for a couple of years now, steadily building a name for themselves with their metallic hardcore that nods to the past and a future, and straight edge message.

Their own 7” ep, and splits with Hang The Bastard and Ark of the Covenant have come and gone and done the band no disservice but this, their debut 11 song full-length, is where Abolition truly take first blood. Taking elements of many mid-90’s greats, whilst remaining resolutely forward-thinking, Abolition are that rare beast of a band that sounds instantly classic in the true sense, whilst always pushing forward in sound and scope.

Available to preorder on LP (with limited translucent red edition) and with an exclusive preorder shirt now!

Go to this releases page now to grab two free mp3s from the record!

Monday, 4 July 2011

Make Do And Mend 2xLP up for preorder!

It's with huge pleasure that we can announce that we will be releasing a double LP from Make Do And Mend. Having released the album 'End Measured Mile' on Paper & Plastic late last year, as well as the eps 'Bodies of Water' and 'We're All Just Living' on Panic records, we have collated all these releases together onto a double LP collection in time for their UK/Euro tour this August. 22 tracks in total, there is limited colour versions, including clear/silver glitter vinyl (!), and a preorder shirt. This is up for preorder now!

If you are unfamiliar with the band, stream the whole release here now!

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

End Reign 7" preorders!

End Reign have truly upped their game with this self-titled 4-track 7"

Following on from their split 7" with Alaska and a 4 track demo, End Reign have now fully taken that leap from 'promising' to visceral. Whilst possessing their own musicality and catchiness, fans of Trap Them, Throats, Integrity, Cursed and even Zeke shouldn't go far wrong here.

2 limited 7" colours, a shirt and plenty of bundle deals in the store now!

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Holy Hell Summer 2011 FREE Digital Sampler

Available here

New, exclusive tracks as well as a bunch of stuff from this years releases so far.

Tracklisting -

Rosa Valle - Mathemagician
Slabdragger - Erroneous Maximus
Witch Cult - Burn
The Ergon Carousel - Dead Banks
Self Loathing - Cut
Crossbreaker - Time Is Making Fools of Us
Rolo Tomassi - ...And Then The Mannequin Spoke
Antares - to youth and valour
Pariso - The Recluse
Kerouac - Fiends
Make Do And Mend - Nights The Only Time of Day
Grazes - Observers Paradox
Jackals - Mob Mentality
End Reign - Abyss
Eisberg - Salt In The Wound
Brutality Will Prevail - Heavy Eyes
Daggers - Axes
Brontide - Jura
Gallops - Eukodol
Hang The Bastard - The Great Devourer
Abolition - Shadow
Cthulhu Youth - Free Music For Poor Punx

Monday, 20 June 2011

Abolition album out August 29th on Holy Roar

We are mega happy to announce that we will be releasing the debut album by London straight-edge hardcore band Abolition.

After split releases with Hang The Bastard and Ark of the Covenant, as well as their own releases, the band have finally arrived at their own 11 track album, recorded with the one and only Jamie Frye. Don't let the words 'straight-edge' potentially put you off - this is just awesome raging, classic hardcore with a metallic bent, with huge tunes!

You can download 'Shadow' off the new record here. Preorders will go up to coincide with the start of these live dates. Limited colour vinyl will be available on all shows, with a limited number also with us.

The band go on a serious tour to launch the record -

18th July-Ashford @downtown dinner w/Santa Karla, Final Rage…
23rd July-Leeds, UK
24th July-Nottingham, UK
25th July- Manchester, UK
26th July-TBC
27th July-Travel day
28th July-Brussels, Bel w/Allocation
29th July-Ieper w/Allocation
30th July-Mulheim, Ger @ AZ Mulheim w/ Cobretti, Wolfxdown, A time to stand
31st July-Nuremberg, Ger w/Wardogs+Broken Teeth
1st August-TBC
2nd August- Prague, Czech @cafe na pul cesty
3rd August-Gyor, Hun
4th August- Budapest, Hun
5th August- Ivano Frankovsk, Ukraine
6th August- Kiev, Ukraine
7th August- travel
8th August- Cracow, Pol @Miasto Gadających Głów w/ Violent Action, Get Out
9th August-Gdansk, Pol
10th August-Poznan, Pol
19th August-Windsor w/uncommon valour, discontent and a long time dead

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Jackals/Self Loathing 7" + shirt preorder!

Jackals follow up their debut six-song 7" with this split with Self Loathing.

Jackals deliver more of their lurching, expansive dual/duel vocal-attack punx violence, whilst obviously taking a step-up from their debut 7". Fast, harsh and ugly whilst incorporating nods to a more doom-laden/gazing aesthetic.

Self Loathing spew out 4 tracks of feedback-drenched raw, bass-heavy sloppy punk/hardcore/power-violence. Angry as fuck.

This is available in the store now - limited black vinyl, clear vinyl and an exclusive Jackals shirt!

Monday, 6 June 2011

Rosa Valle EP to come out on Holy Roar and BSM!

We are very happy to announce that Holy Roar and BSM will be teaming up to release the debut EP by Middlesbrough lads Rosa Valle.

Coming out on August 22nd on one-sided 12” and on CD, fans of Rolo Tomassi, Blakfish, Brontide, Shapes, Maths, We’ll Die Smiling, Tubelord, Antares, Gallops etc etc should find something they love here. This band really are that unique and wide reaching - incredibly catchy intricate tunes that are not afraid to swing from serene to blistering. Impossibly young and impossibly talented, the bare fact that this ep was recorded only a few months after the band formed, is jaw-dropping.

Download ‘Mathemagician’ by the band here

Monday, 30 May 2011

The Slabdragger double LP 'Regress' is finally up for preorder today! Very limited vinyl pressing, shirt, shirt+2xLP and shirt+digital download packages are all available for preorder now! All orders of the record receive an instant download right now!

Fans of Yob, Torche, Sleep, Electric Wizard the like should take note!

Also out today and ready to ship is a new Holy Roar shirt...

Monday, 9 May 2011

Grazes/Eisberg 7"s out today!

Out today (no preorder!) - Grazes 'Myths' 6 song 7" vinyl/download and Eisberg s/t 7 song 7" vinyl/download! Grazes is up with a very limited shirt and colour vinyl edition. Grazes play sloppy, fast punk/hardcore with shoegaze and Sabbath influences. Eisberg are venomous, direct straightedge hardcore. Both are fucking awesome. Stream both releases from the releases page/the store!

Also up on the store today on distro from other labels is the Kerouac/Long haul split cd/10" vinyl and Desolated 'The Sixth Day' 7" - an amazing looking and sounding release for those who like their death metal/hardcore.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Brutality Will Prevail + The Ergon Carousel

The new Brutality Will Prevail 'Sleep Paralysis' CDEP and (Icemen rip) shirt is now up for preorder, as is the debut album 'Dead Banks' by ubergrindlords The Ergon Carousel, again with a shirt! Cheap bundles!

2 free The Ergon Carousel mp3s are up for download and you can stream 'Heavy Eyes' by Brutality Will Prevail...

Go to the store!

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Gallops 'Joust/Eukodol' 7" + shirt!

Returning with new double A-side ‘Joust/Eukodol’ it’s clear that Gallops are, like their music, always looking to progressing forward, each new output a chance to move on, re-think, evolve. That’s not to say that there aren’t similarities to the Gallops EP on these two tracks; both retain the group’s love of matching up synthesized odds and ends with muscular guitars, balancing both to perfection, while they also have a timeless feel to them, at one both futuristic and retrograde, thus placing them in a unique, rarefied place.

Released May 23rd, available to preorder with a shirt now! All purchases get an instant download!

Monday, 18 April 2011

Rolo Tomassi - 'Eternal Youth' 3xLP out now!

Now available to order online if you missed it at Record Store Day....the new TRIPLE LP from Rolo Tomassi. Also available with the classic ep artwork shirt for a low bundle price!

Containing everything Rolo Tomassi have recorded (asides from their two albums to date -'Cosmology' and 'Hysterics') as well as acoustic tracks, remixes and covers this really is a beast to be reckoned with.

Covering everything from the first, home-recorded, demo, to the tape Ep that first showed what this band were capable of, right through to ambitious prog tracks from 2010, this really is a treasure trove that contains some of the bands best work.

Easily our most ambitious project to date - this is a triple LP housed in a double gatefold sleeve available in 3 vinyl variations.

Pressing Info -

600 on black
200 on tri-colour (transparent clear/yellow/green)
200 on grey/green random swirl

Monday, 11 April 2011

Brontide 'Sans Souci' album preorder is go!

After a low key digital demo release and an appearance on the 'Holy Monsters!' split 10" with Shapes, Holy State and the Tupolev Ghost, Brontide have FINALLY arrived with their debut album.

Veering from near-Converge like intensity, to Kinsella-esque passages, to serene post-rock, Brontide have delivered an instrumental rock album for all occassions and tastes. 8 songs delivered it a continuous flow, this is a 50+ minute journey that truly shows Brontide have arrived.

Available to preorder now in our store on limited heavyweight 2xLP, 2xLP and CD. There's also packages with a t-shirt and a totebag available! Phew! ALL PREORDERS COME WITH BONUS LIVE RECORDING OF THE ALBUM, CAPTURED BY BEATCAST.

Release date is May 30th. The band are on tour now -

12/04/11 - Hare & Hounds, Birmingham w/ The Xcerts
13/04/11 - Rock City, Nottingham w/ The Xcerts
14/04/11 - The Earl, Sheffield
15/04/11 - Undertone Basement, Cardiff
16/04/11 - The I Bar, Bournemouth
17/04/11 - The Druids Arms, Brighton
18/04/11 - Fuzz @ Project, Norwich
19/04/11 - The Firebug, Leicester
20/04/11 - Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds
21/04/11 - New Slang @ The Hypodrome, Kingston
22/04/11 - Crack Yr Skull @ Trof Fallowfield, Manchester
23/04/11 - Uncle Alberts, Middlebrough
24/04/11 - The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh
25/04/11 - Stereo, Glasgow
26/04/11 - The Chameleon, Nottingham
26/05/11 - ALBUM LAUNCH SHOW //The Bull and Gate, Kentish Town, London

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Pariso/Kerouac split preorder!

Pariso/Kerouac split 5” vinyl/credit-card CD up for preorder NOW. 5 new songs from Pariso and a 5-part mini-epic from Kerouac. CD and vinyl come in the same package.

Package deal with #UKSWELL shirt!

Digital available now, and all preorders get an instant download.

Stream the release on the Holy Roar website now!

Friday, 11 March 2011

Hello PInk Mist

Today Pink Mist is officially launched.

Whilst I could carry on saying that it is a shadowy corporate entity, but the facts are that this is Holy Roar, Big Scary Monsters and Blood&Biscuits pooling resources and partnering up to work together on many great things. Each of these labels were started out of an individuals passion for music and stubborn determination, and Pink Mist is no different. We hope it grows and propers like our individual labels have. Each label will retain its individual identity but the Pink Mist logo will begin cropping up along with joint ventures, crossovers and collaborations. In future we hope to welcome other independent labels and organsations into the fold and grow an independent collective that makes working on, and in, music as good as it possibly can be!

It all kicks off on 16th April (Record Store Day) with a free entry launch party at Rota in London - lineup to be announced soon - alongside a very special pink and white 12" compilation release, featuring brand new and exclusive tracks from 12 of our bands. This is then followed in May by the first Pink Mist showcase tour featuring the awesome Three Trapped Tigers and Tall Ships.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

New Holy Roar Hoodie!

New zip-up hoodie in the store now! Also up is new, leftover, pariso shirts/longsleeves! Get on 'em!

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Holy Roar Sweater v5!

This will be the last time we print the classic Holy Roar logo on a sweater, so we decided to go out with a dark bang - black on black!

Black gloss print, on a black Gildan heavy sweater. 18 available to buy in the store now!

Monday, 7 February 2011

Rolo Tomassi/Antares split 7" up for preorder now in our store!

1 new song from Rolo Tomassi and 2 new songs from Antares.

Rolo Tomassi deliver 'Pillfox', perhaps their most straight-up heavy song for a long time, if not ever.

Antares continue their development as possibly one of the most advanced tech-metal bands in the UK, if not the world. Simultaneously they have found a more coherent groove, pushing and spinning melody into an ever complex framework.

500 pressed.
250 on clear vinyl.
250 on solid blue vinyl.
Members of the Rolo Tomassi singles club via Hassle Records will receive a copy on blue vinyl as part of their subscription. This will not be available in shops.

This should begin shipping in 4-6 weeks.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

New shirts

New Holy Roar shirt/new Pink Mist shirts are up in the store now. Pink Mist is the new monster of Blood&Biscuits/Holy Roar/Big Scary Monsters. Be first on it, know what's up.

Due to a total sorting out of our stock, we also have a bunch of merch back up for sale. 2 Maths preorder shirts, 1 grey Holy Roar sweater, 3 Touche Amore shirts, 7 Hang The Bastard shirts, a couple Never Again shirts, 1 Throats shirt. We also reduced the last Brutality Will Prevail shirt to £3.50 - USE IT AS A SICK PATCH.

See all merch and apparel here -

Monday, 17 January 2011

Holy Roar Zip-Up Hoodies now for sale!

Red print on sports grey Gildan Ultra Blend zip-up hoodie. Breast print of a lion on a the front, triangle with lots of roaring animals and our logo below on the back.

20 of these made. We will not be reprinting this design in another colourway.....its just these 20 and that's it!

Only 1 made in XL - so if you are thinking about that, get on it!