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