Monday, 23 December 2013

More Than Life join Holy Roar, 'Do You Remember' digital single available now!


HAPPY CHRISTMAS.

We are stupidly happy to be able to announce, as something of a Christmas present, that we will be working with More Than Life for their forthcoming album, out this coming spring.

Whilst an announcement on the full details and preorder packages for the album is forthcoming in January, you can purchase lead-track 'Do You Remember' immediately here as either an mp3 or deluxe WAV package.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

ENABLER 'FLIES' 12" PREORDER + DIGITAL AVAILABLE NOW!


PREORDER LTD COLOUR 12"//BLACK 12"//SHIRT//12"+SHIRT//DIGITAL (Digital available instantly, vinyl and shirt to ship mid/late January)

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Having already been more than ably released and designed on CD in the US by The Compound, Holy Roar is proud and honoured to be giving the latest and greatest Enabler release, ‘Flies’ the vinyl treatment.

Amassed in a duo of spur-of-the-moment sessions in Minneapolis and Australia (!) earlier this year, the unplanned recordings that were to become Enabler’s new ‘Flies’ EP is the newest in the bands quickly-expanding catalogue of releases, including their Southern Lord-released debut LP ‘All Hail The Void’, and subsequent ‘Shift of Redemption’ EP, unveiled earlier this year via Think Fast! Records.

Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (From Ashes Rise, Integrity, Tragedy, All Pigs Must Die), the patented Enabler alloy of crust, punk and hardcore, relentlessly gloomy melodies and perpetually cynical “fuck off” all surge heavily on ‘Flies’.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Bastions 'Bedfellows Part 2: The Forgotten Daughter' EP preorder now available!


PREORDER - RELEASE DATE JAN 27TH

STREAM 'FOREIGN BODIES'

Bastions are back! 5 new tracks on glorious black and coloured vinyl, along with an exclusive shirt, sweater and embroidered patch! Get it before it's gone....

Pressing info -
500 12" vinyl pressed in total.
300 gsm inner sleeve, 350 gsm 5mm spine outer sleeve (made to house both Part 1 & Part 2 EPs)
100 x shellac black vinyl
400 x brown glass vinyl
Shirts/sweaters/patches made to order.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Bastions to release new EP 'Bedfellows pt 2: The Forgotten Daughter' January 27th 2014 (12" vinyl/download)


Lead track ‘Foreign Bodies’ premieres on BBC Radio 1 Rock Show Monday 25th November along with preorders.

Even a casual fan should credit Bastions for the path they have taken over the last 18 months or so. Releasing two thematically linked eps (that can be housed together in the packaging accompanying this release) – this is band allowing themselves expression both musically and artistically without limitation.

A bold claim perhaps – but one based upon logical, modern thought. Freed from the pressure of delivering an album, Bastions have dredged everything from slo-mo scando-core to almost Cursed-esque piques of auditory violence. The concept has also allowed the band to live and breathe a story and concept in a way that a single snapshot of time (aka ‘an album’) would not allow. Clever, without being smug.

Completing the Bedfellows concept has now left Bastions at a tantalizing, fascinating crossroads, whilst having spent the last year delivering drips of exciting, visceral, diverse post-hardcore. There is no easy way to sum up Bastions, other than to simply call them one of the most consistently exciting heavy bands we have.

Tracklisting:
1. Empty Vessel
2. Foreign Bodies
3. Mother’s Ruin
4. The Water Tower
5. Murmuring

Monday, 11 November 2013

Pariso 'Movember' 7" - DO YOUR BIT FOR A GOOD CAUSE!


Pariso are proud and honoured to support this years Movember campaign with a highly limited NEW 7” release. Featuring 3 new, exclusive recordings (track listing to be revealed soon). Just 11 copies will be made with 5 available as part of a raffle. All proceeds go to Movember.

This release is not for sale, you can be in with a chance of winning one of the 5 available copies by donating to Movember via our team page (£2 for one entry or £5 for three) http://moteam.co/pariso

First place wins a copy of the 7” and a Pariso / Movember goody bag, four other winners receive a copy of the 7”. Winners will be drawn at random on December 1st.

GOOD LUCK. Please spread the word and enter as many times as you like to increase your chances. All donations go to a great cause after all!

Learn more about what your donations support by visiting the Movember charity's page here - http://uk.movember.com/

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Maths / Throats split LP preorder on vinyl for the first time!


Easily one of the cornerstones of the Holy Roar back catalogue, this is the release that launched both Maths and Throats into the public consciousness. Available for preorder now on vinyl for the first time.

Make sure you check out the various bundle deals running for this, with exclusive new shirts and crewneck sweaters!

"Maths write epic, furious Orchid-esque walls of melody and noise with a tunefulness many of their contemporaries lack. Backed up by an unpredictable and incendiary live show they have quickly garnered support slots and tours with bands such as This Town Needs Guns, Fuck Buttons, Cutting Pink With Knives, Mutiny on the Bounty, Rolo Tomassi, Youthmovies, This Aint Vegas, Tortuga and many more. After two demos recorded by the band themselves (which have now completely sold out) MATHS present five brand new songs, faster, louder, more complex and honest than ever before.

Throats began life in April 2007 with the aim to play as fast and as heavily as they could. With influences ranging from Some Girls to Black Sabbath and My Bloody Valentine to Burning Witch, Throats are bred to play punk fucking rock laced with metal influences whilst still unfazed by genre confines. "

THIS IS A PREORDER. ESTIMATED RELEASE DATE OF DECEMBER 16TH.

WAV/320kbps MP3s AVAILABLE SHORTLY!

Pressing info - 300 LPs pressed. 100 x pink vinyl 100 x black vinyl 100 x pink w/ black splatter

Monday, 29 July 2013

MINE announce 'Disappear' EP - Stream new track now + preorder details.....


Stream lead track 'Penknife' now, exclusively via Rock Sound

MINE have announced their sophomore EP entitled 'Disappear' due for release September 30th on Limited 'graffiti' 12" EP/regular 12" EP/DL via Holy Roar and on tape via Cult Culture

Preorders for the 12" vinyl EP, an exclusive Royal Tenenbaums shirt, and various package deals (some of which let you grab the bands self-titled first 12" EP for £3!) are up now!

MINE have quickly built a name for themselves as a leading proponent of progressive, swirling indie/punk/hardcore. Firmly shaking off any remaining cobwebs of their respective pasts, the members of MINE have now truly coalesced and produced another EP of heartfelt, emotional modern rock that defies true classification.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Louder Than God


On sale in the store now...

Thursday, 11 July 2013

July Update

Bastions tour
Bastions are heading out for the first of two Summer mini tours this weekend. Catch them over these three dates with Pariso, playing at the Holy Roar birthday show, as well as in Portsmouth and Bristol with Retox.

Bastions recording
Bastions have also announced that they will head into the studio in August to record the second part in their Bedfellows duology. Following a few delays, not to mention acquiring a new rhythm section, they will return to Brighton Electric once again to record with Jag Jago.

Brutality Will Prevail Euro tour with Comeback Kid
After touring more than half of the planet earlier this year, Brutality Will Prevail are heading back out to Europe with Comeback Kid later this month.

Coliseum EU tour with Birds In Row!
Despite the cancellation of Hevy Fest this summer, Coliseum have a string of mainland EU dates with Birds In Row this summer - see here.

MINE touring with OK Pilot
MINE will be heading out on a string of UK dates at the end of this month with fellow noise-rockers OK Pilot. All their dates are on our Gigs page now.

Rough Hands preorder completed
And finally, all Rough Hands preorders have now been sent out. After a number of delays from the pressing plant we got these about a month later than expected, but they should now all be with you.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Coliseum and Birds In Row announce European Tour!


26.07.13 Germany Bielefeld @ AJZ
27.07.13 Belgium As @ Vlamrock *
28.07.13 Czech Rep Rokycany @ Fluff Fest
29.07.13 Germany München @ Free & Easy *
30.07.13 TBA
31.07.13 Germany Stuttgart @ Juha West
01.08.13 Germany Hamburg @ Hafenklang
02.08.13 Germany Berlin @ Stateless Society Fest *
03.08.13 Germany Köln @ Underground
04.08.13 UK Port Lympne Wild Animal Park @ Hevy Fest
05.08.13 UK London @ Barfly
06.08.13 TBA
07.08.13 Czech Prague @ Náplavka

* /w WHIPS/CHAINS

Monday, 22 April 2013

Rough Hands 7" preorder now up!


We are very happy to releasing the debut 7" from Rough Hands in conjunction with Day By Day Records and Illegal Activity on May 20th. Delivering a self-titled 4-track 7" EP as their first real statement of intent, Rough Hands are pissed-off, concise, modern hardcore with occasional small nods to an expansive, ethereal deftonesian sound.

Preorders are up now for both colours of the 7" and a shirt in our store!

Friday, 19 April 2013

Strife on tour in Europe NOW!


19.04. Zürich – Werk 21 (Switherland)
20.04. Lisbon – Jurassic Club Fest (Portugal)
21.04. Milano – Factory (Italy)
22.04. Bolzano – Halle28 (Italy)
23.04. Salzburg – Rockhouse Bar (Austria)
24.04. Prag – 007 Club (Czech Republic)
25.04. Bydgoszcz – Estrada (Poland)
26.04. Rostock – Mau Club (Germany)
27.04. Leipzig – Los Eastos Fest II @ Conne Island (Germany) + H2O + RISK IT!
28.04. Meerhout – Groezrock (Belgium)
29.04. Hengelo – Innocent (Netherlands)
30.04. Köln – MTC (Germany) + CORNERED + AYS
01.05. Berlin – Myfest @ Trinkteufel (Germany)
02.05. Copenhagen – Beta (Denmark)
03.05. Oslo – Blitz (Norway)
04.05. Gävle – 026 HC Fest (Sweden)

Friday, 22 March 2013

Conan / Bongripper split LP preorder now live!


We are very proud to announce the launch of preorders for the forthcoming Conan/Bongripper split LP, released April 22nd. No t-shirts, no colour variations, just doom and sludge on heavyweight black vinyl.

Released in celebration of the bands forthcoming UK tour, Conan and Bongripper are real men who know how to use real amps and really detune to drop F. In other words they are actually good, for people with a modicum of patience and taste.

Delivering just a single track each, yet still clocking in at a cumulative running time of just under 30 minutes, this is an expansive miasma of molten hellfire harking back to the spirit and ethos of where Holy Roar Records started with releases such as the Bloody Panda/Kay Dot split 12”.

Whilst Conan unravel a taut, concise proboscidean refrain to its heaviest expanses over 17 minutes, Bongripper indulge us with electronic and noise flourishes before unleashing slurries of depth-charge anti-shred upon us.

There is nothing here for the frail. Come forth thou mighty riff.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Coliseum 'Sister Faith' album preorder launches!


Holy Roar Records is mad proud to announce the launch of the European preorder for 'Sister Faith' - the brand new 13-track album from Louisville noise-punks Coliseum.

Available on CD, LP and limited tri-colour LP as well as bundles featuring an exclusive shirt and windbreaker

Release date April 29th. Stream 'Black Magic Punks' now!

Friday, 22 February 2013

Brutality Will Prevail 'Scatter The Ashes' 2nd Pressing preorder


Recorded at Studio 6 in Swindon with Stu McKay, and mastered in New York by Alan Douches (Converge, Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan), SCATTER THE ASHES marks BWP’s finest hour. Drawing influence from doom, sludge and metallic hardcore, the BWP assault is one like no other: as visceral as it is accessible, the quintet effortlessly blend snarling riffs and devastating grooves with Ajay Jones’ unique but distinctly memorable vocal hooks to create an gloriously grim wall of sound, crushingly heavy and anthemic in equal measure.

As a mouth-watering taste of this explosive new opus, BWP unleashed first single The Path as a free digital download in August 2012 and promptly drove their loyal fanbase to boiling point, picking up support from Radio 1‘s Dan Carter and Jen Long in the process, despite its uncompromising heaviness. Meanwhile, the single was playlisted at Kerrang Radio, and its accompanying video racked up a playcount in the tens of thousands.

In the build-up to the album’s release, BWP toured the UK in October 2012 with those “Keepers Of The Faith”, hardcore legends Terror, the pairing having already spent the summer laying waste to the European club and festival circuit.

Prepare yourselves for this next chapter in Brutality Will Prevail’s history; the underground is theirs, now they’re coming for the rest.

PREORDER, DUE TO SHIP EARLY MARCH, SHIRTS MAY FOLLOW SLIGHTLY LATER. EXACT DATE FORTHCOMING. PLEASE BE PATIENT. INSTANT DOWNLOAD WITH ALL PREORDERS.

2nd Pressing. First pressing on Purgatory Records.
500 x Vinyl LP in gatefold sleeve.
100 x Translucent Orange
100 x Ultra Clear w/ Blood Haze
300 x Red/Brown/Black Tri-Colour.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Monolith - 'A Votive Offering' FREE EP!

Monolith have returned with their second EP - a single track offering entitled 'A Votive Offering'.

Faster, more atmospheric, simply more pissed off than before, this is a band charting a unique course, with complete disregard for convention. In simple terms however this is prog-tech-metal with an eye on the pit.

SNAG A FREE DOWNLOAD OF IT NOW. Or buy a shirt.

Friday, 25 January 2013

We just put up a new 27 track FREE digital sampler. This contains many new and rare tracks. Check it out and spread it around! DOWNLOAD HERE

Tracklisting -

1. This Is Hell - The Enforcer
2. Coliseum - One Last Night*
3. Bastions - Amongst Crows
4. Strife - Life or Death
5. Mine - What Kind of Bird Are You
6. Full Of Hell - Molluck
7. Calm The Fire - We'll Be Fine
8. Hang The Bastard - King Of Adders Black
9. Kerouac - Fiends (live)
10. Cutting Pink With Knives - Rhythm 16
11. Run Walk - Blank Canvas
12. Pariso - Cold Venom**
13. Desolated - Gods Eyes
14. Throats - I Love Turbulence
15. Last Witness - Saccharine
16. Maths - The Wind Swept Away (demo)
17. Katie Malco - Tearing Ventricles
18. Brontide - Coloured Tongues
19. No Fun - Guideless Ghost, Hopeless Hoax
20. We'll Die Smiling - Feed The Need
21. Monolith - Forever Noir
22. Crocus - Left To Bruise
23. Goodtime Boys - Harrows
24. Will Haven - Object of My Affection
25. Abolition - Opiate
26. Daggers - Mohawk
27. Vales - Caves (Anxiety)**

Monday, 21 January 2013

Monolith preview new EP/Shirt up for order now!

Monolith will release a new EP 'A Votive Offering' for FREE on February 4th - audio preview above. Preorder the new Monolith shirt to celebrate the forthcoming release and get the EP download a week early, as well as getting the shirt for £2 cheaper at just £8!

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Coliseum 'Sister Faith' album on April 29th on Holy Roar, stream new track...

Holy Roar is ecstatic to announce the release of the J. Robbins-produced ‘Sister Faith’, the fourth album by Louisville grizzled-punks Coliseum on April 29th.

Following 2010’s ‘House With A Curse’, this is the first album with new bassist Kayham Vaziri, and includes guest spots from Sebadoh’s Jason Loewenstein, Robbins himself and others, including Boris guitarist/vocalist Wata who whispers “Black Magic Punks”’s title to chilling effect…

Further details regarding the album will follow in due course.

You can now stream this first track to be taken from the 13-song collection below…

Monday, 14 January 2013

This is Hell 'The Enforcer' 7" preorder!

PREORDER NOW

Long Island thrash metal band, This is Hell will release a new limited 4 song 7" EP titled The Enforcer on February 18th. The titled track "The Enforcer" will be played on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show by Dan Carter tonight (14th Jan) and streamable thereafter.

The 7" is limited to 500 copies (250 red/brown 250 white/purple/blue), and is available for pre-order today in the Holy Roar Records webstore. The remaining copies will be available at This Is Hell shows and in select record stores. Somewhat uniquely, a special advance CD version of the EP will be available free with copies of Metal Hammer magazine in ASDA from February 5th.