Monday, 31 December 2012

Bastions 'Bedfellows Part 1' preorder now available!

We are hugely proud to announce the launch of one of our more ambitious projects of recent times - the start of the preorder for the new Bastions release 'Bedfellows Part 1: The Bastard Son'.

Their first release of all new material since the monumental 'Hospital Corners', this material is instantly darker, slower, catchier and more frenetic than anything they have laid their name to to-date. Bastions have delivered an ep that displays a breaktaking scope.

Available on 12" limited and standard vinyl and digitally, along with various exclusive preorder bundles (including a shirt and sweater), this release forms the first part of a 2x12" EP release, with the second part to follow. Both parts will slot together to form a unified package.

Watch/listen to new track 'Amongst Crows' NOW!

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Seasonal Update

We will be posting up until Thursday 20th December this year, and then resuming late in the first week of January.

Whilst we can't be held responsible for the erratic behaviour of Royal Mail, please order as soon as possible to guarantee receiving for Christmas. Any orders placed on or after Thursday 20th December will not be guaranteed for Christmas.

To celebrate the holidays any order for the next week over £25 will get a free tote bag, any over £40 will get a free Holy Roar t-shirt, and over £60 will get a free hoodie (whilst stocks last). Please quote your shirt size or email in your shirt size if you take up this offer.

There's still time to enter Rocksound's competition to win a bunch of Pariso/Tangled Talk/Holy Roar goodies in time for Christmas. Closing date for this is 11am on the 17th December. They're also giving away a free MP3 of Pariso's unique version of Christmas song 'We Three Kings'.

After a pressing error, we are also informed that the correct Hang The Bastard '2009-2012' will be with us on Monday. We will attempt to post all preorders of this item during the course of next week, please bear with us though, as this is a highly pressurised time of year with the volume of orders.

Bastions continue the last of their remaining UK shows of the year, with the following dates still to play:
13th Dec– w/Birds in Row – Royal Park Cellars- Leeds
14th Dec– w/Birds in Row, Vales, Gnarwolves The Croft- Bristol
15th Dec– w/Birds in Row The King Alfred - Southampton
16th Dec– w/Birds In Row, Vales, MINE Old Blue Last- Shoreditch
20th Dec- w/Monolith, Unquestionable Youth Live Bar – Truro
21st Dec– w/Bury Tomorrow + Others Pavilion- Weymouth

Strife were featured on Radio 1's Punk Show last night. This segment is called "Under The Influence". Andrew speaks about and plays songs from Down To Nothing, Rotting Out, Bitter End, and more You can catch the fullset listing here


Wednesday, 5 December 2012

5th December News Update

Brontide have released a second teaser video for their upcoming album due to be released next year.
Tickets for their Winter Scotland Tour with Carnivores in January can be purchased here
2nd Jan - Tunnels, Aberdeen
3rd Jan - Beat Generator Live, Dundee
4th Jan - Nice n Sleazys, Glasgow
5th Jan - Bannermans, Edinburgh

Pariso will release a new Christmas song tomorrow via - eyes peeled on their website for that. It will coincide with a competition to win a pile of Pariso/Tangled Talk/Holy Roar goodies in time for Christmas!

Desolated will be playing a weekend of shows in northern England next week. More Details can be found via the band's facebook page
14th Dec - The Head of Steam, Newcastle
15th Dec - Arc Studios, Glasgow
16th Dec - The Adelphi, Preston

This Friday will see the start of Bastions’ UK shows with Birds in Row. These are set be their last UK shows for the foreseeable future as they concentrate on Europe during 2013 so make sure you get down to at least one of them.
7th Dec - w/ Birds in Row, Vales The Fighting Cocks- Kingston
8th Dec – w/Birds in Row, Vales Sumo–Leicester
9th Dec – w/Birds in Row, Monoloch, Lich Bay Horse- Manchester
10th Dec- w/Birds in Row The Fishtank- Durham
13th Dec– w/Birds in Row – Royal Park Cellars- Leeds
14th Dec– w/Birds in Row, Vales, Gnarwolves The Croft- Bristol
15th Dec– w/Birds in Row The King Alfred - Southampton
16th Dec– w/Birds In Row, Vales, MINE Old Blue Last- Shoreditch
20th Dec- w/Monolith, Unquestionable Youth Live Bar – Truro
21st Dec– w/Bury Tomorrow + Others Pavilion- Weymouth

As well as joining Bastions at the Live Bar in Truro on 20th December, Monolith will be releasing a new E.P and new merch via Holy Roar in the near future. Announcement coming soon!

Friday, 23 November 2012

News Update

Brontide have announced that they will be touring Scotland in early January and also releasing a new album next year. Get excited!
Jan 2nd - Tunnels, Aberdeen
Jan 3rd - Beat Generator Live, Dundee
Jan 4th - Nice n Sleazys, Glasgow
Jan 5th - Bannermans, Edinburgh

Strife’s long awaited comeback record, Witness a Rebirth, is now shipping and is available to buy/download from Holy Roar Record’s shop.
For those that missed it first time around- Strife’s Andrew and Chad were interviewed on Mike Davies’ Radio one Punk show last week, where they discussed the influences that have contributed to the making of Witness a Rebirth, as well as other projects they are working on. You can listen to the interview in full here
A new interview has also just gone live at Thrash Hits

Full of Hell are currently half way through their North American tour with Gaza and Code Orange Kids with the following dates still to come:
11/24 Brooklyn, NY - The Acheron
11/25 Baltimore, MD - Charm City Art Space
11/26 Richmond, VA - Kingdom
11/27 Charlotte, NC - The Milestone
11/28 Summerville, SC - 50 Yard line
11/29 Tampa, FL - Transitions Art Gallery
11/30 Pembroke Pines, FL - The Talent Farm
12/01 Jacksonville, FL - Phoenix Taproom
12/02 Birmingham, AL - The Forge
12/03 TBA12/04 Houston, TX - Walter's
12/05 San Antonio, TX - Korova
12/06 Dallas, TX - Tapatio Studios
12/07 Oklahoma City, OK - Conservatory
12/08 Albuquerque, NM - Gasworks
12/09 Phoenix, AZ - The Underground
12/10 Pomona, CA - TBA
12/11 Canoga Park, CA - Cobalt Cafe
12/12 San Francisco, CA - Sub-Mission Art Space
12/13 San Jose, CA - The Beat Shop
12/14 Reno, NV - Fort Ryland 2000
12/15 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
12/16 Cheyenne,WY - Quin's Sex Dungeon
12/17 Minneapolis,MN - The Medusa
12/18 Milwaukee,WI - TBA
12/19 Indianapolis,IN - The Hoosier Dome
12/20 Columbus, OH - 369 E. 15th Street
12/21 Lewisburg, PA - Donald Heiter Center
Copies of the Full of Hell/Calm the Fire split will be available to purchase at these shows.

Fresh from touring Europe with Every time I Die and Stray From The Path, Last Witness have already announced plans to return for a European tour with Counterparts early in the new year. The following dates have been confirmed:
25.02.2013 Belgium Antwerp Kavka
26.02.2013 Holland Tilburg Little Devil
27.02.2013 GER Hamburg Hafenklang
28.02.2013 GER Berlin Cassiopeia
01.03.2013 GER Leipzig Conne Island
02.03.2013 GER Essen Cafe Nova
03.03.2013 GER Stuttgart Zwoelfzehn
04.03.2013 GER Frankfurt Nachtleben
05.03.2013 GER Munich Kranhalle
06.03.2013 Austria Vienna Aera
07.03.2013 Italy Comeana Underground Skate Park
08.03.2013 Italy Milan Ligera
09.03.2013 Switzerland Zurich Dynamo Werk 21

Pink Mist are proud to present a free show at The Old Blue Last on the 16th December with Birds In A Row, Bastions, Vales and MINE. With such a strong line-up, this is bound to be an amazing show, so make sure you don’t miss it.
MINE’s etched LP and digital download are available from Holy Roar Record’s shop, and copies will also be available to buy at the event.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Strife - Witness a Rebirth Streaming Online Now

An exclusive full stream of Witness a Rebirth, Strife's first new album in 11 years, is premiering now via Noisey Music by Vice. LISTEN NOW

The album is available now on CD/LP/DL, along with an exclusive shirt

Friday, 19 October 2012

Hang The Bastard '2009-2012' LP+CD up for preorder now!


In April of 2012, the band entered an unexpectedly exciting new chapter in their saga, when long serving vocalist and co-founding member Chris Barling left the ranks of the band to pursue other interests. Whilst for many the departure of a vocalist could prove a fatal blow, Hang The Bastard are cut from coarser cloth than most. Swiftly replacing the departing Barling with former Deal With It frontman Mike Carver, HTB barely batted a collective eye in ploughing militantly onwards.

Though simply titled 2009-2012, this discography - which includes their full length album (2010‘s Hellfire Reign), the latest E.P (2012‘s self-titled), rare demos and tracks sourced from deleted split EPs - is far from a musical eulogy; rather it is a comprehensive, fan-friendly assembly marking the end of one era and the beginning of the next.

Across 30 tracks, Hang The Bastard invite you to witness their progression and evolution, from fledgling bedroom riffers into the honed and snarling beast that will stand before the crowd at this November’s Damnation Festival in Leeds, ready to sign off on this year of transition before entering the studio to lay down their first full length with Mike at the mic.


Pressing information -
- 500 gatefold LPs pressed with CD included in the packaging.
- 100 x half transparent purple/ half solid black LPs
- 400 x brown with black colour in colour LPs

Monday, 15 October 2012

Strife - Witness A Rebirth Preorder!

We are hugely happy to be putting out the first new Strife album in 11 years, in the UK and Europe! Preorders, including an exclusive shirt, have begun HERE!

Stream new track 'Torn Apart' on Brooklyn Vegan

Some bands leave such an impression on fans that, even after two decades, their sound still resonates deep and wide. Southern California’s STRIFE are just such a band, having once again tapped into the energy that has kept listeners interested for 21 years.

After touring throughout the world in recent years, STRIFE decided it was time to relinquish a new batch of songs and break their 11 years streak of recording silence. The groundwork for what would become their newest album, Witness A Rebirth, had been laid and their collective efforts began down the road to realization.

With producer Nick Jett (Terror, Rotting Out, Backtrack) at the helm, STRIFE recruited friend and previous collaborator Iggor Cavalera (founding member of Sepultura) to perform drums for the album and traveled to Brazil to start the recording process with him. Soon after, they returned to California and put the rest of the pieces into place, including guest vocals by Billy Graziadei (of Biohazard) and Scott Vogel (of Terror), plus a guitar solo by Marc Rizzo (of Soulfly).

The result serves as a testament to their talent, bridging their past (especially the highly acclaimed album “In This Defiance,” with which this album shares 4/5th of the members) with a more contemporary hardcore sound. Witness A Rebirth is at once both refreshing and evocative.

Pressing Info - 1000 x CD in high stock card wallet with insert 100 x White with Red splodge vinyl LP 100 x White vinyl LP 300 x Black LP

Monday, 17 September 2012

Full Of Hell / Calm The Fire gatefold 7" + shirt preorder!

Full of Hell and Calm The Fire release 6 tracks of transatlantic terror on gatefold 7” vinyl/digital on Holy Roar.

Within certain circles Full Of Hell need no introduction right now. With an album (‘Root Of Earth Are Consuming My Home’) on the esteemed A389 Records and a split 7” with Code Orange Kids on Topshelf, amongst several others, FOH are that rare breed of band that exclude nobody in their vision or appeal, whilst never squandering ethics nor integrity. A stunning, original combination of metal, hardcore, crust and sludge.

Calm The Fire are a relatively more unknown proposition on these shores. D-Beat hardcore from Poland, the band will be touring throughout Poland with Full Of Hell in October. Fans of Hammers, Cursed, Burning Love, Throats et al will find much to love here. This is a band clearly hitting a considerable stride at the right time.

With 2 exclusive recordings from Calm The Fire and 4 from Full Of Hell, housed in gatefold vinyl, with artwork by Szymon Siech (Uberretard), this is a deluxe release, with 100 copies of the 500 pressed coming on white vinyl with red/grey splatter. Act fast!

Monday, 3 September 2012

Forming in March 2012, MINE spent the first six months of their existence holed up in London rehearsal studios cult-ivating their first attack.

Containing ex and current members of Hang The Bastard, A Long Time Dead and Centurions Ghost - this band will provide a shock for those expecting anything of a metallic nature.

Instead what you get is a mixture of raging punk rock fury and a serene, calming psychadelic gaze. This surely is just the beginning of the power this band could wield...

12" LP with etched b-side and exclusive shirt all available for preorder NOW! Bundle options also available. Instant download with all preorders!

Cassette version also available through Cult Culture

Friday, 27 July 2012

Cutting Pink With Knives 'Populuxxe' 5th Anniversary LP repress!

To celebrate 'Populuxxe' by Cutting Pink With Knives being five years old (how time flies!) we have decided to do an ultra-limited repress on a high grade, audiophile black vinyl LP. Preorder for the LP and an exclusive, unique shirt are up now!

This release, as well as being on (still available) CD, was also originally pressed on 10" vinyl (by Isomorphs Records) and was limited to 200 copies. This sold out almost instantly back in 2007. Do not miss out this time round!

This commemorative repress brings together the full recording session for the very first time - 19 tracks compared to the original releases 16.


Saturday, 14 July 2012

Kerouac 'Heavy Hearted...' discography preorder now up!

Kerouac - 'Heavy Hearted: Collected Recordings 2009-2011' Preorder

So this is it. Everything Kerouac ever wrote and recorded on one LP. From the very first demo recordings that have remained largely unheard by many until now, through the 'Cold and Distant, Not Loving' mini-album to splits with The Long Haul and Pariso to unlisted bonus live recordings, this is truly comprehensive. A feast of a package for the uninitiated and hardcore fans alike, this is the collection that this unique band will forever be remembered for.

Pressing info - 500 LPs pressed, co-release between Holy Roar and Tangled Talk. Equal split. 100 x ultra clear vinyl 200 x white vinyl 200 x black vinyl

* Blak Nite and The Lion And The Wolf remix/cover digital only bonus tracks. ** Vinyl contains 4 vinyl-only bonus live recordings.

Package deals including album artwork shirt, shirt+mp3s and all 3 vinyl variations also available in our store now!

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Run Walk '☤ (HEALTH)' album preorder!

"The album is about growing up, meeting new people and coping with extreme change. A little snippet of our lives from the last year or so. We hope you like it. Thank you if you've supported us on our journey."

Run, Walk, in their final recording session, produced an album with Jason Sanderson (Rolo Tomassi, Brontide, Crocus, basically everyone good). 10 songs, and just a shade under 30 minutes, this is the bands catchiest, most intricate, layered, direct, emotional, poppy, heavy material. It will also be their last. Bass/Drums and so, so much more.....

A truly underrated band of our time. FREE MP3 of 'Black Dreams'

Ultra limited, one-time pressing on virgin, high grade, black vinyl 12" w/instant download, shirt w/ download, or just download alone!

Check out the low-price package deals!


Run Walk tote bags and 7"s have also been reduced to celebrate!

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Desolated 'Verse of Judas' preorder is now up in the store! This is LP+CD in the same package, and we have an exclusive preorder shirt and hoodie, available in low cost bundle options! Get moving! For the uninitiated, Desolated play a contradictory style of hardcore – downtuned, low and slow – yet urgent, antagonistic and violent. Concentrated yet expansive. Artistic and thoughtful,yet blunt, angry and despondent.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

New Holy Roar and Rosa Valle shirts in the store!

New Holy Roar and Rosa Valle shirts are now up for preorder in our store!

We also have a load of new distro records in stock, as well as helping out on the preorder for the new Pariso record. Get on it!

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Pariso 'Nothing Beyond Everything After' preorder on Tangled Talk!

Pariso - The Huntsman from Pariso on Vimeo.


Nothing Beyond Everything After' is a focussed blast that shows nods to everyone from Slayer to Mastodon to power-violence, black metal and much more - all the while sticking to the framework of fast, concise, ultra-heavy dissonant hardcore. Recorded by Jamie Frye and mastered by Lewis Johns, this is an album designed to be played on vinyl and engaged with accordingly.

The record is housed in extra heavy casebound sleeves with matte finish, printed inners and is available on two incredible colour variations. T-shirt is full colour print on Gildan Heavy white tees. Artwork by Jamie McDonald.

Pre-orders includes a free download of The Huntsman with the full digital album being sent out a week before the release date.

Pressing Info
500 copies pressed
400x sky blue vinyl with purple haze
100x limited edition 'stella' vinyl

01. Open Waters
02. Defense Wounds
03. Body Language
04. Scocciatura
05. Native Wolves
06. Leeches
07. The Huntsman
08. Lonely Battle
09. Nothing Beyond Everything After
10. Unmitigated Sky
11. Omerta
12. Officeress

Monday, 12 March 2012

Nibiru - Earthbreeder 7" preorder!

Preorders are now up for a 7" vinyl pressing of the debut recordings by Nibiru. This is a co-release with Worship records.

Hailing from Ireland and seemingly coming out of nowhere, this is 2 epic tracks of prog-grunge-hardcore. Expand your mind! We have, as you can see, an exclusive preorder shirt up for grabs too!

Friday, 2 March 2012

Monolith 'I,Misanthrope' EP + shirt up for order now!

4 songs of grossly downtuned, horrendous, technical brutality. Classily done - no neon vomit t-shirts or members that look like deformed paedos.

Fans of Meshuggah, Acacia Strain, Brutality Will Prevail, American Me, Desolated, Bury Your Dead and anything technical and heavy should be all over this!

The shirt (limited to 20) comes with a free download of the ep, or you can buy a lowcost download on its own!

Available in the store now!

Monday, 6 February 2012

Brontide - 'Coloured Tongues' video!

The song is available to preorder here on clear vinyl with a newly recorded version of MFBT

The video was directed by Charlotte Knight and shot by Nic Brit. To support the release the band will be heading out on tour this month.

Feb 15th The Brudenell, Leeds T I C K E T S
Feb 16th The Croft, Bristol T I C K E T S
Feb 17th The Lexington, London T I C K E T S
Feb 18th The Druids Arms, Brighton FREE SHOW

Monday, 30 January 2012

Last Witness out on tour with The Devil Wears Prada!

2nd Feb- Great Hall 2, Cardiff
3rd Feb- Sugarmill, Stoke
4th Feb- Academy 3, Manchester
5th Feb- G2, Glasgow
7th Feb- Academy 2, Newcastle
8th Feb- Academy 2, Birmingham
10th Feb- White Rabbit, Plymouth
11th Feb- Talking Heads, Southampton
12th Feb- The Haunt, Brighton
13th Feb- Academy 2, Oxford
14th Feb- Arts Centre, Colchester
17th Feb- Underworld, London

Brotherhood of the Lake open up the show. Get down to a show! Preorders are still running for 'Mourning After' in our store...

Monday, 9 January 2012

Monolith join Holy Roar, 'I, Misanthrope' EP to be released in March.

We are hugely happy to announce that we will be working with Monolith on their forthcoming EP 'I, Misanthrope' which will be released in March on 7" and download. Preorders will go up early February.

Fans of Meshuggah, Acacia Strain, Brutality Will Prevail, American Me, Desolated, Bury Your Dead and anything technical and heavy should be all over this!

Download 'Cold Lesson' for free right now. Share it, put it on your blog, tweet, tumble, facebook, or whatever it is you do this week.

....another new band to be announced next week.