A statement from Magic Bullet Records regarding ZEX

Sep 19 2017

In light of ongoing and recent accounts of sexual assault tied to ZEX guitarist Jo Capitalcide, the routine boycotts of promoters, venues, and record stores when the band is booked or carried, and information shared first-hand by singer Gretchen Steel to the label about Jo’s behavior in their open relationship (which corroborates one of the accounts sent to the label by a survivor within the past 24 hours),  Magic Bullet Records is hereby dropping ZEX from its roster of artists, effective immediately.

While neither of the band’s two albums with the label have recouped, we will still be making donations to both RAINN and Cornerstone Housing for Women in the band’s hometown of Ottawa, Ontario. We highly respect the work of both organizations and encourage survivors both locally and abroad to utilize their services and support.

For anyone that purchased either LP from us: full refunds are being offered. Contact info@magicbulletrecords.com with your order number and we will get back to you with a return label and info.

5IVE: “Versus” Sees Reissue Today As Five Weeks Of 5IVE Continues

Sep 17 2017

5ive_16[photo by Jason Hellmann]

Magic Bullet Records’ Five Weeks Of 5IVE continues, as the label digitally reissues the entire catalog of defunct Boston riff/math/doom rock act, 5IVE. Today, the reissued Versus gets its digital rebirth.

Originally released as a three-song micro-release in 2004 on guitarist Ben Carr’s Odd Halo imprint limited to 200 pieces on CD format, 5IVE’s Versus originally bridged the gap between The Hemophiliac Dream and 2008′s Hesperus full-length. This expanded edition now features two additional tracks in the form of a dual-stage remix from courtesy of Godflesh and Jesu’s Justin Broadrick. All of this material has been out of print for many years, with some of it having never been offered before digitally. For most people, this is the long-awaited wide release of some of the most difficult 5IVE material to track down historically.

5IVE on this release was Ben Carr on guitars and Charles Harrold on drums. Versus was recorded and mixed by Benn Carr and Bo Dixon at Odd Halo Recording Studio, mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East, and features illustrations by Aaron Turner.

Stream and order 5IVE’s Versus via Magic Bullet now RIGHT HERE.

Five Weeks Of 5IVE concludes next week with the digital release of Hesperus on September 22nd.

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Versus Track Listing:
1. Soma
2. Reso-i
3. Man Or Marker
4. Soma Remix by JK Broadrick (Stage 1)
5. Soma Remix by JK Broadrick (Stage 2)

BLACK MARE: Cvlt Nation Hosts Exclusive Stream Of “Ingress To Form;” Death Magick Mother To See Release Digitally This Friday

Sep 13 2017

Photo by Kristin Cofer

Photo by Kristin Cofer

Later this week, Los Angeles, California’s BLACK MARE will unleash the consuming bounty of Death Magick Mother. Seven songs in length, this documentation captures driving force, Sera Timms, amidst a dynamic cohesion and confluence of inspiration unlike any prior. Whereas previous output operated under a founding principle of rhythmic repetition and atmospheric simplicity toward trace-like escapism, Death Magick Mother is Timms stepping right in front of the lens for a closeup.

In advance of the release of Death Magick Mother, today Cvlt Nation is hosting an exclusive premiere of “Ingress To Form.” Issues Timms of the track, “This song started out with the idea to illustrate a raw life force energy coming into material form…I was thinking about Genesis in the bible, and the Big Bang and many other creation theories. Chaos organized into a human form seen through the eternal Mother’s eye. Then there is harmony, and relationships form, and our bodies are like cauldrons carrying our raw life force around through these relationships which are like ingredients in the cauldron. Personally, this is about an experience of pure innocent love with someone that truly humbles you… to love someone so deeply and unconditionally that you allow your ego to be decimated over and over until all that remains in your body is love. “

Adds Cvlt Nation, “Death Magick Mother embodies the power of music to create, effect and destroy, and is a stunning sophomore release and a must have in your record collection. Listening to Timms’ ethereal voice on ‘Ingress To Form, it’s no surprise that BLACK MARE was invited to perform at the recent Women’s Mass benefit hosted by The Satanic Temple – there is an electric atmosphere to her music that makes my hairs stand on end and my skin break out in goose bumps, as if she’s harnessing the electromagnetic waves traversing the earth with her voice and directing them with purpose at our self-harming species.”

Lose yourself in “Ingress To Form” at Cvlt Nation RIGHT HERE

And if you missed it, hear “Femme Couverte,” still streaming at BrooklynVegan, at THIS LOCATION

Death Magick Mother will see release digitally via Magic Bullet on September 15th with LPs to follow.  Preorders are currently available at THIS LOCATION

Mixed by Andrew Clinco of Drab Majesty and mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering, on BLACK MARE’s Death Magick Mother, bolder arrangements lend themselves toward soaring, dynamic vocal melodies, and nuanced harmonization to highly-satisfying effect. Spot-on performances and command of all instrumentation across the spectrum further propels the sense of arrival in mastery over her chosen craft. In many ways, this album is an awakening for both its creator and listeners alike.

Following a recent midnight ceremony in celebration of a total eclipse with France’s Celeste and a women’s mass replete with a bloodletting ritual, BLACK MARE will take on a traditional tour of the western United States in direct support of Junius. See confirmed dates below.

BLACK MARE

BLACK MARE w/ Junius, Mustard Gas & Roses:
9/21/2017 Yucca Tap Room – Phoenix, AZ
9/22/2017 The Viper Room – West Hollywood, CA w/ Hours
9/23/2017 The Golden Bull – Oakland, CA w/ Daxma
9/24/2017 Cafe Colonial – Sacramento, CA
9/25/2017 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR w/ Wovoka, Drainage
9/26/2017 Highline Bar – Seattle, WA w/ They Rise We Die
9/27/2017 The Shredder – Boise, ID
9/28/2017 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
9/29/2017 Hi-Dive Denver – Denver, CO w/ Ghosts Of Glaciers
10/01/2017 The Sidewinder – Austin, TX

BLACK MARE is the solo project of Sera Timms, vocalist and bassist for Ides Of Gemini and of the now-disbanded Black Math Horseman. With a focus on rhythmic repetition and atmospheric simplicity, BLACK MAREsteps outside the collaborative dynamic to reveal a creative process that is all Sera’s own. Her songs traverse hidden realms, fragments of dreams, submerged memories, and mythical imagery. Where Black Math Horseman and Ides Of Gemini demand volume and collusion, BLACK MARE requires quiet contemplation. If Black Math Horseman and Ides Of Gemini seek to summon the deafening roar of inevitability, BLACK MARE delivers its verdicts on cresting waves and solemn whispers. And yet each operates, in its own way, within the darkened spheres of oceanic hypnosis.

BLACK MARE

http://www.theblackmare.com
http://www.facebook.com/Black-Mare
http://www.magicbulletrecords.com
http://www.facebook.com/magicbulletrecords
http://www.twitter.com/magicbulletrecs

“Five Weeks Of 5IVE” Continues With “The Hemophiliac Dream” + “The Theory Of Abstract Light” Solo Recordings Reissues

Sep 06 2017

5ive_13 [photo by Jason Hellmann][photo by Jason Hellmann]

Magic Bullet Records’ Five Weeks Of 5IVE continues, as the label digitally reissues the entire catalog of defunct Boston riff/math/doom rock act, 5IVE. The past two weeks have seen the rebirth of 5IVE’s self-titled debut and follow-up The Telestic Disfracture, and now this Friday, September 8th, will see the label re-releasing the outfit’s third title, The Hemophiliac Dream, as well as the reissue of the eponymous THE THEORY OF ABSTRACT LIGHT solo recordings from the band’s Benjamin Carr.

Stream and order 5IVE’s The Hemophiliac Dream HERE and The Theory Of Abstract Light album HERE.

Five Weeks Of 5IVE continues with the reissue of Versus on September 15th and Hesperus on September 22nd.

A space shuttle pharmacy, composing mini-symphonies that hang in the atmosphere, with effects similar to Ambien, Xanax, Valium, and other synthetic sedatives. Performing under the moniker 5IVE’s CONTINUUM RESEARCH PROJECT on this release, The Hemophiliac Dream is considered the third offering from 5IVE. It was originally only released on CD format by Tortuga Recordings on November 26th, 2002. While many of the aspects of this recording remain a mystery, here’s what we do know: “Part I” is 24:02 in length. It features Ben Carr on drones and sonics, Charlie Harrold on “wrenches,” with Jeff Caxide (of ISIS) on “subbass (feebles), Rhodes, and lost weed.” Carr also handled the artwork, layout, and mechanics of this release. Bo Dixon engineered the recording of “Part I” in March of 2002 at “Unknown” Studio. James Plotkin remixed the track, which comprises “Part II” of the album. Dave Locke pre-mastered the recording at JP Masters before Nick Zampiello took the reins to master the entire record.

Self-described as, “an interpretation of depression falling into madness,” THE THEORY OF ABSTRACT LIGHT was a solo project and album by 5IVE’s Benjamin Carr. In 2001, Carr released the nine-song album via his own Odd Halo Recordings imprint; it was packaged in a custom, letterpressed and foil-stamped cardstock case with insert. Interestingly, Carr made the packaging alongside his father in the latter’s print shop. The duo also created many packaging elements for 5IVE, Hydra Head Records, and Deathwish Inc. during this era. The Theory Of Abstract Light recording was later reissued in the fall of 2002 by the now defunct Tortuga Recordings label. Both versions are long sold out and long out of print with 2017 marking the first time that this recording has been offered digitally in quite some time. On this album, all sonic captures and mechanics were tracked by Carr at Odd Halo in Gloucester, Massachusetts in the winter of 2000, and mastering was performed by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East.

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The Hemophiliac Dream Track Listing:
1. Part I: The Hemophiliac Dream
2. Part II: The Hemophiliac Dream (A James Plotkin Remix)

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The Theory Of Abstract Light Track Listing:
1. Outside The World’s Fair (1912)
2. Is the Dream…
3. Self Is Taught (Daemon)
4. Self Loathing (Realizing)
5. The Menagerie (Broken) (Minus One)
6. His Mother’s Lock (A Broken Memoir)
7. The Hemophiliac Dream
8. The Hemophiliac Dream (Draem)
9. The Hemophiliac Dream (A Message Into)

5IVE: “Five Weeks Of 5IVE” Continues This Week With Reissue Of “The Telestic Disfracture”

Sep 05 2017

5ive_PR01_4C [photo by Jason Hellmann][photo by Jason Hellmann]

Magic Bullet Records’ Five Weeks Of 5IVE continues, as the label digitally reissues the entire back-catalog from defunct Boston riff/math/doom rock act 5IVE.

The 5IVE reissue series includes the titles 5iveThe Telestic DisfractureThe Hemophiliac DreamVersus, and Hesperus, as well as the self-titled album from The Theory Of Abstract Light, a solo release by the band’s Ben Carr.

Following the re-release of 2000’s self-titled debut album, 5IVE’s second album The Telestic Disfracture now sees release. The album came out only a year later in 2001. Tortuga was the issuing label for both CD and LP formats and the band once again turned in six songs to comprise the album. While a lot of the riffing and stoner rock elements of the previous effort are intact, this is the album where 5IVE began incorporating more noise and experimentation into their work. The results are uniquely satisfying.

Personnel on The Telestic Disfracture was Ben Carr on guitar/bass/noise, Charles Harrold on drums, Mike Hubbard contributing guitar on the latter three of the six tracks and bass to the closing track as well, Andrew Schneider adding noise, and Jonah Jenkins taking vocal duties on the first two tracks. The album was recorded and mixed in March of 2001 by Andrew Schneider at New Alliance in Boston, Massachusetts, and mastering was handled by Nick Zampiello. Aaron Turner once again handled art duties for this album.

The Telestic Disfracture sees official digital release through Magic Bullet Records’ The Five Weeks Of 5IVE; stream and preorder the record HERE.

Five Weeks Of 5IVE continues with The Hemophiliac Dream as well as The Theory Of Abstract Light on September 8th, Versus on September 15th, and Hesperus on September 22nd.

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The Telestic Disfracture Track Listing:
1. Stockholm (Blues)
2. Nitinol
3. Shark Dreams
4. Sleep for the Larsen B Shelf (Synapse A)
5. Telluric in Transudate (Synapse B)
6. Comae (Synapse C)

MAJORITY RULE: Reunited Band Prepares For Local Arts, Refugee, And LGBT Benefit Tour With Pageninetynine, European Tour, The Fest, And More

Sep 04 2017

Majority Rule 1©MichelleDosson[photo by Michelle Dosson]

Newly reactivated Washington, DC-based outfit MAJORITY RULE is preparing to embark on a massive run of tour dates in the late summer/early fall months.

Thirteen years after calling it a day, conditions locally, nationally, and globally have exposed a fertile patch toward the resurrection of MAJORITY RULE, if for nothing else but to return to many of the stages and spaces they’ve performed in prior, and under the same exact ethics they held then and now, to raise awareness, funding, and goodwill toward individualized, local causes in each and every town they are set to perform in.

In celebration of the return, Magic Bullet Records is issuing MAJORITY RULE’s Interviews With David Frost, the band’s split with Pageninetynine, and Emergency Numbers, on limited edition vinyl for all of the shows the band plays from here out.

The Dixie On The Road reunion tour will see MAJORITY RULE out with their close friends in Pageninetynine for seven shows, benefiting local arts, refugee, and LGBT causes. Running from September 21st through September 27th, with shows in Richmond, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, two shows in New York, and a closing show in Boston, the proceeds from the shows will benefit the Richmond Reproductive Freedom ProjectCasa Ruby901 ArtsJuntosNew Sanctuary Movement NYCNew York Legal Assistance Group, and Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Action Coalition.

MAJORITY RULE Tour Dates:
9/20/2017 The Pinch – Washington, DC w/ The Rememberables, Future Terror, Rashōmon [SOLD OUT]
9/21/2017 Broadberry – Richmond, VA w/ Pageninetynine [SOLD OUT]
9/22/2017 St. Stephen’s – Washington, DC w/ Pageninetynine, Multicult, Homosuperior [SOLD OUT]
9/23/2017 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD w/ Pageninetynine, Wildhoney, Post Pink [info]
9/24/2017 First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA w/ Pageninetynine, Solarized, Callowhill [SOLD OUT]
9/25/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn NY w/ Pageninetynine. Slow Mass, BigNo [SOLD OUT]
9/26/2017 Goldsounds – Brooklyn, NY w/ Pageninetynine, Portrayal Of Guilt, Hand Grenade Job [SOLD OUT]
9/27/2017 Great Scott – Boston, MA [SOLD OUT] w/ Pageninetynine, Kindling, Hand Grenade Job
9/28/2017 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY w/ Druse, Innerout, Space Grazer [info]
9/29/2017 Mr. Roboto Project – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Multicult, Soul Glo, LIFES, Mere Phantoms [info]
9/30/2017 TBA
10/03/2017 Oetinger Villa – Darmstadt, DE
10/04/2017 Kavka – Antwerp, BE
10/05/2017 Le 3 Pactu – Rouen, FR
10/06/2017 TBA
10/07/2017 De Onderbroek – Nijmegen, NL
10/08/2017 Privat – Cologne, DE
10/09/2017 Ex Haus – Trier, DE
10/10/2017 TBA
10/11/2017 TBA
10/12/2017 KB 18 – Copenhage, DK
10/13/2017 Zukunft Am Ostkreuz – Berlin, DE
10/14/2017 G16 – Leipzig, DE
10/15/2017 Carpe Diem – Wroclaw, PL
10/16/2017 007 – Prague, CZ
10/17/2017 Kabinet Muz – Brno, CZ
10/18/2017 Robot – Budapest, HU
10/19/2017 PMK – Innsbruck, AU
10/20/2017 KTS – Freiburg, DE
10/21/2017 Immerhin – Wuerzburg, DE
10/28/2017 The Fest – Gainesville, FL w/ City Of Caterpillar [info]
10/29/2017 The Earl – Atlanta, GA w/ City of Caterpillar, Deep State [info]
10/30/2017 Zeitgeist – New Orleans, LA w/ City Of Caterpillar, Thou
11/01/2017 The Firehouse – Birmingham, AL w/ Yautja, Portrayal Of Guilt, Black Hole Kids [info]
11/02/2017 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC w/ Portrayal Of Guilt, Abacus [info]

MAJORITY RULE initially got their start in 1996 as a four-piece out of Northern Virginia. The earliest incarnation of the band cranked out various 7”s and splits while dialing in a particular sound and sonic approach that would come into full manifestation later.

In fact, it wasn’t until the year 2000 (and trimming down to a three-piece) where the band came into their own with a 4-song demo that exemplified a unique sound that truly hadn’t been done before. Three of the songs from the 2000 demo were re-recorded for Interviews With David Frost, the band’s first proper full-length and debut album for Magic Bullet Records. Songs like “At 3 AM,” “XOXO,” and “The Sin In Grey” immediately captured the fascination of Washington DC’s local punk, hardcore, and metal community and word began to spread nationally immediately upon the album’s release in 2001.

2002 marked one of the busiest years in MAJORITY RULE’s history. Not only had they already been traveling to play their music farther, wider, and more frequently, but they reentered the studio to record a split album with fellow DC/VA area stalwarts Pageninetynine. The two bands had done countless shows on the road together at this point, guested on each other’s tracks, and had formally established the moniker “Dixie On The Road” for anytime the bands would head out on the road to perform around the country (and eventually out of the country) together.

The following year caught the band in full-swing, absolutely perfecting their brand of hardcore on 2003’s Emergency Numbers LP. The album captured the rarified air of being ungodly heavy while retaining peak urgency from song to song. Loops and delays were incorporated much more into the compositions while the almost black-metal-like vocals found a visceral level that’s just not often heard before, then, and now. Most impressively, the band had mastered tone at this point, be it in the studio, on a stage in front of three-thousand people, or in a cramped basement full of thirty people.

After many hundreds of shows around the world and three studio recordings that changed how people listen to and approach hardcore since, the band laid it to rest in the summer months of 2004.

Majority Rule by Aaron Bushman[photo by Aaron Bushman]

MAJORITY RULE:
Pat Broderick
Kevin Lamiell
Matt Michel

http://majrule.com
https://www.instagram.com/majorityruleband/

ANCIENT VVISDOM: Occult Rock Sect To Release Fourth LP 33 Digitally Via Magic Bullet Records; “Light Of Lucifer” Streaming + Preorders Posted

Sep 04 2017

ANCIENT VVISDOM

Magic Bullet Records confirms the digital release of 33, the new LP by occult rock sect, ANCIENT VVISDOM. The album’s second track, “Light Of Lucifer,” has been issued alongside preorders for the album.

33 is the fourth studio album from Cleveland, Ohio’s ANCIENT VVISDOM. This time around, the perennial nucleus of brothers Nathan “Opposition” Jochum (vocals, acoustic guitar, kick drum) and Michael Jochum (guitar, backup vocals) is rounded out by new band member Connor Metsker on bass.

Thematically, the album largely continues forth the prior agenda of empowerment through Satanism, instinct, enlightenment, and ritual. 33 comes under the microscope on this recording and is regarded by the band as a master number. Frontman Nathan Jochum is quick to point out that it is the age that Christ was crucified, the age of the peak of existence, and the age he happened to be in making this album.

The sonic approach continues in the tradition of prior albums: deliberate, mid-tempo songs with minimal arrangements, unparalleled melody, and dynamic vocal range. ANCIENT VVISDOMcould be cited as among the strongest proponents of the philosophy “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” 33 was produced by Nathan “Opposition” Jochum, engineered by Steve Rauckhorst, mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound, and completed with cover art by Linas Garsys and design by Emma White.

Stream 33’s second hymn, “Light Of Lucifer,” below.

Appropriately, 33 sees official release on Friday the 13th of October 2017. Find Bandcamp preorders HERE.

33 Track listing:

  1. Ascending Eternally
  2. Light Of Lucifer
  3. In The Name Of Satan
  4. True Will
  5. Infernal One
  6. Summoning Eternal Light
  7. Rise Fallen Angel
  8. 33
  9. The Great Beast
  10. Lux
  11. Dispelling Darkness

ANCIENT VVISDOM

BLACK MARE: BrooklynVegan Premieres “Femme Couverte” From Dark Ambient Project Led By Sera Timms; Death Magick Mother Preorders Available + Tour With Junius Looms

Aug 24 2017

Photo by Kristin Cofer

Photo by Kristin Cofer

Stream / Share BLACK MARE’s “Femme Couverte” RIGHT HERE.

Death Magick Mother is the second proper full-length album from Los Angeles, California’s BLACK MARE. Seven songs in length, this documentation captures the band’s driving force, Sera Timms amidst a dynamic cohesion and confluence of inspiration unlike any prior. Whereas previous output operated under a founding principle of rhythmic repetition and atmospheric simplicity toward trace-like escapism, Death Magick Mother is Timms stepping right in front of the lens for a closeup.

In advance of the September 15th release of Death Magick Mother, today BrooklynVegan is hosting an official premiere of first single “Femme Couverte.” Issues Timms of the track, “This song was written through the eyes of the ‘femme couverte,’ which means ‘veiled woman.’ She is an archetype which dwells inside all of humanity but is not easy to digest because she carries death as well as creation. She is the keeper of the black void of all potentiality and transcends duality. While she values life and wants to see her children experience love and harmony, she mourns not for death, as it’s simply a return from the prismatic human experience back into the Mother cave which holds the unified diamond mind of totality.”

Hear “Femme Couverte,” courtesy of BrooklynVegan, at THIS LOCATION

Death Magick Mother will see release digitally via Magic Bullet on September 15th with LPs to follow.  Preorders are currently available at THIS LOCATION

Mixed by Andrew Clinco of Drab Majesty and mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering, on BLACK MARE’s Death Magick Mother, bolder arrangements lend themselves toward soaring, dynamic vocal melodies, and nuanced harmonization to highly-satisfying effect. Spot-on performances and command of all instrumentation across the spectrum further propels the sense of arrival in mastery over her chosen craft. In many ways, this album is an awakening for both its creator and listeners alike.

Following a recent midnight ceremony in celebration of a total eclipse with France’s Celeste and a women’s mass replete with a bloodletting ritual, BLACK MARE will take on a traditional tour of the western United States in direct support of Junius. See confirmed dates below.

BLACK MARE

BLACK MARE w/ Junius, Mustard Gas & Roses:
9/21/2017 Yucca Tap Room – Phoenix, AZ
9/22/2017 The Viper Room – West Hollywood, CA w/ Hours
9/23/2017 The Golden Bull – Oakland, CA w/ Daxma
9/24/2017 Cafe Colonial – Sacramento, CA
9/25/2017 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR w/ Wovoka, Drainage
9/26/2017 Highline Bar – Seattle, WA w/ They Rise We Die
9/27/2017 The Shredder – Boise, ID
9/28/2017 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
9/29/2017 Hi-Dive Denver – Denver, CO w/ Ghosts Of Glaciers
10/01/2017 The Sidewinder – Austin, TX

BLACK MARE is the solo project of Sera Timms, vocalist and bassist for Ides Of Gemini and of the now-disbanded Black Math Horseman. With a focus on rhythmic repetition and atmospheric simplicity, BLACK MARE steps outside the collaborative dynamic to reveal a creative process that is all Sera’s own. Her songs traverse hidden realms, fragments of dreams, submerged memories, and mythical imagery. Where Black Math Horseman and Ides Of Gemini demand volume and collusion, BLACK MARE requires quiet contemplation. If Black Math Horseman and Ides Of Gemini seek to summon the deafening roar of inevitability, BLACK MARE delivers its verdicts on cresting waves and solemn whispers. And yet each operates, in its own way, within the darkened spheres of oceanic hypnosis.

BLACK MARE

http://www.theblackmare.com
http://www.facebook.com/Black-Mare

5IVE: Magic Bullet Records Digitally Reissues Full Catalog From Seminal Riff-Doom Rock Entity; Five Weeks Of 5IVE Now Underway

Aug 24 2017

5ive_13 [photo by Jason Hellmann][photo by Jason Hellmann]

Magic Bullet Records is currently celebrating Five Weeks Of 5IVE, issuing the entire back-catalog from defunct Boston-based riff/math/doom rock act 5IVE, into the digital universe.

The 5IVE reissue series includes the titles 5iveThe Telestic DisfractureThe Hemophiliac DreamVersus, and Hesperus, as well as the self-titled album from The Theory Of Abstract Light, a solo-jams release by 5IVE’s Ben Carr. The Five Weeks Of 5IVE campaign begins this Friday, August 25th with the digital reissue of the band’s self-titled debut.

Originally released in 2000 via Tortuga Recordings on CD and LP formats, 5ive delivers six instrumental songs of heavy riffs and stoner rock excellence executed with nuances rarely found within this particular sonic sphere. The band’s lineup at the time of recording was comprised of guitarist Ben Carr and drummer Charles Harrold. 5ive was recorded by Ben Carr who assisted with mixing, mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless, and completed with art and design by Aaron Turner.

Preorder 5ive RIGHT HERE.

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5ive Track Listing:
1. Burning Season
2. Orange
3. The Baron
4. Jules Vernes’ Dream
5. Bicycle Rider
6. Cerrado

Five Weeks Of 5IVE continues with The Telestic Disfracture, set for digital release on September 1st, The Hemophiliac Dream as well as The Theory Of Abstract Light on September 8th, Versus on September 15th, and Hesperus on September 22nd.

The churning infectiousness of 5IVE’s jams continue to evolve with Ben Carr’s new outfit INTRCPTR, which sees him paired with drummer Larry Herweg of Pelican. The band released their debut EP simply titled I through Magic Bullet in July and is working on new material and plotting new shows.

BLEACH EVERYTHING Premieres “Nazi Punch, Fuck Yes” Digital Single At Decibel Magazine; Virginia And Texas Shows Confirmed + LP To See 2018 Release

Aug 21 2017

Bleach Everything [photo by Hayley Rippy][photo by Hayley Rippy]

Virginia hardcore/punk outfit BLEACH EVERYTHING has linked up with Decibel Magazine to unload a new digital single reflective of our volatile social and political climate, “Nazi Punch, Fuck Yes.” The song is pulled from the band’s debut LP, which is under construction for release through Magic Bullet Records in early 2018.

Certainly not subtle in message or intent, “Nazi Punch, Fuck Yes” is a unifying anthem for anyone in this world that holds zero tolerance toward racism, bigotry, sexism, homophobia, nationalism, and all beliefs or actions that seek to trample or restrict common decency and respect toward the diversity that keeps us all learning and growing more with each other every day. As a band, and as individuals, BLEACH EVERYTHING refuses to remain silent amidst the re-emerging faces of thinly-veiled Neo-Nazi rhetoric. We know what you’re attempting to do and we will make you afraid again.”

“Nazi Punch, Fuck Yes” was engineered and mixed by Ricky Olson with the vocals being recorded by Brent Eyestone, mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound, and finished with cover art by Steak Mtn.

Issues BLEACH EVERYTHING vocalist and Magic Bullet owner Brent Eyestone, “’Nazi Punch, Fuck Yes’ is a song we already had in the can for a new LP that we’ve been steadily chipping away at. I had seen Jello Biafra perform at a small dive in Long Beach not too long before Richard Spencer got punched in the face and cried on camera, so the phrase just formed from witnessing those two wonderful experiences and it kept playing over and over in my head until I ended up doing some lyrics in the spirit of that sentiment.

The original intent heading into our upcoming shows in Virginia and Texas was to issue the song as a digital promo to raise awareness of the show dates. As we were planning, Charlottesville happened… and one of Graham’s bosses at work was among the many people struck by the car that ended up killing Heather Heyer. In an instant, this issue that we already took extremely seriously became as personal as it gets. Since then, it’s been a flurry of activity to get this song out there as our own small way of drawing an even harder line on Neo-Nazi actions, sentiment, and beliefs in the face of such shameful actions and events.

‘Nazi Punch, Fuck Yes’ is not a subtle song by any means. I don’t feel I need to explain what it means or what the nuances of the lyrics are. My hope is that it reminds our allies that punk rock is still a place where you can find people just like you… who want to smash this racist shit into non-existence until every person we share a planet with is truly able to appreciate and participate in the grand experiment of learning about, growing with, and sharing with one another our diverse cultures to the point where it all becomes something entirely new that we can all experience together. If you want these things, punk rock is looking for you.”

Stream BLEACH EVERYTHING’s defiant “Nazi Punch, Fuck Yes” at Decibel RIGHT HERE.

“Nazi Punch, Fuck Yes” will initially see digital release on August 31st; digital and shirt preorders are available HERE. Also find the track at iTunes HERE, Amazon HERE, Spotify HERE, and Youtube HERE.

BLEACH EVERYTHING has booked a run of shows, kicking off in their hometown of Richmond, Virginia on August 31st, after which the band head to Texas for shows in Houston with Portrayal Of Guilt, playing Fort Worth, and Austin on September 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively. A short run of lathe-cut 7” picture discs will be made for these shows; an additional single/flexi run may follow later this year, as the band completes their debut LP.

BLEACH EVERYTHING Live:
8/31/2017 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Sextile, Shadow Age, Serqet
9/01/2017 House Show – Houston, TX w/ Portrayal Of Guilt
9/02/2017 Ridglea Lounge – Ft. Worth, TX w/ Portrayal Of Guilt
9/03/2017 Barracuda – Austin, TX w/ Portrayal of Guilt, Glassing, Mothman

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PAGENINETYNINE: Document 7 Streaming At Invisible Oranges/BrooklynVegan; Tour With Majority Rule To Benefit Arts And LGBT Causes Approaches

Aug 11 2017

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Magic Bullet Records is reissuing the out-of-print Document 7 LP by defunct PAGENINETYNINE in conjunction with the band’s upcoming brief reunion. Invisible Oranges and BrooklynVegan have partnered to stream the resurrected Document 7 LP by the popular Northern Virginia cult act, paired with an interview on the upcoming reissued LP and tour with Majority Rule next month, which is taking place to benefit regional arts and LGBT causes across the East Coast.

Issues part of the feature on PAGENINETYNINE’s Mike Taylor, “Compared to other installments in the ‘Document’ series which defined their career, Document #7‘s dismal nature briefly punctuated PAGENINETYNINE’s evolution before their return to mania. It was more patient and verbose with its movements, while still exuding the feeling of release which defined their discography. Document #7 is a pummeling trip into discordance which ebbs and flows like waves hitting a sinking ship. Though previous releases evoked a more direct presence, Document #7‘s polarizing shifts from slow to frantic leave behind a deeper feeling of introspection. With a more fine-tuned focus of their orchestral tendencies, PAGENINETYNINE created an even-paced emotional journey with Document #7.”

Check out the PAGENINETYNINE interview and reissued Document 7 at Invisible Oranges HERE and BrooklynVegan HERE.

Magic Bullet Records will be repressing the 15th anniversary edition of the split LP with Majority Rule and the out-of-print Document 7 LP, now as a co-release with guitarist Mike Taylor’s Yr Screaming Youth label. Magic Bullet Records will also be making Document 7available digitally and on all streaming platforms for the first time ever, while Yr Screaming Youth will be doing the same for cassette format. In the spirit of the tour itself, both PAGENINETYNINE and Magic Bullet Records will be donating the digital proceeds from all three albums they’ve done together to charitable causes each quarter.

The Document 7 release will see its digital rebirth on August 11th; digital preorders are now available HERE, with physical preorder links and street date to follow.

After disbanding in May 2003, there was a brief weekend in 2011 where PAGENINETYNINE decided to perform at Best Friends Day in Richmond, Virginia on August 26th and at Black Cat in Washington, DC the following day. Outside of that, it was largely assumed that the band was completely finished… and then the 2016 Presidential election happened. Rather than hashtag their feelings on it, talks began to center around doing something active and in the exact spirit of the Virginia/Washington DC punk and hardcore scene that the members of PAGENINETYNINE originally found their own voices in. 2017 will see the band once again take it out on the road with friends and labelmates Majority Rule for one week of shows wherein the proceeds from each performance will be entirely donated to a local charity.

The Dixie On The Road reunion tour will see PAGENINETYNINE out with their close friends Majority Rule for seven shows in September. Running from September 21st through September 27th, with shows in Richmond, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, two shows in New York, and a closing show in Boston, the proceeds from the shows will benefit the  Richmond Reproductive Freedom ProjectCasa Ruby901 ArtsJuntosNew Sanctuary Movement NYCNew York Legal Assistance Group, and Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Action Coalition.

PAGENINETYNINE The Dixie On The Road benefit/reunion tour w/ Majority Rule:
9/21/2017 Broadberry – Richmond, VA [info]
9/22/2017 St. Stephen’s – Washington, DC [info]
9/23/2017 901 Arts – Baltimore, MD [info]
9/24/2017 First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA [info]
9/25/2017 St. Vitus Bar – Brooklyn NY [info]
9/26/2017 Goldsounds – Brooklyn, NY [info]
9/27/2017 Great Scott – Boston, MA [info]

Document 7 is a unique piece in the PAGENINETYNINE catalog. Five songs in length, it plays out over the course of 25:26 with two tracks right around a minute apiece (1:18 and 1:08), one clocking in at 4:05, and the other two being much longer at 7:50 and 10:59 apiece. Despite the varying song lengths, the tone is rather consistent in its overall brooding darkness. Recorded by Mike Bossier at Oblivion Studios in the spring of 2000, Document 7was originally released on CD via the now-defunct Happy Couples Never Last label. Magic Bullet Records initially issued the album on LP format in July of 2002.

PAGENINETYNINE (also often listed as pg.99) began in earnest out of Sterling, Virginia in 1997. Over the course of the following six years, the band would go on to issue thirteen recordings with friends’ record labels and tour numerous times around North America and Europe with friends’ bands in tow for each journey. The band practiced a staunch, DIY-based, punk rock ethic that eschewed all traditional music industry practices and tactics. The band’s mantra of “Love your friends… die laughing” indeed marked the ethos by which they carried out every facet.

Magic Bullet Records was fortunate to have worked with the band for three of their records: Document 7 (a studio album), Document 10 (a live split album with Waifle), and Document 12 (a split studio album with Majority Rule). Each of these projects stemmed out of the friendships formed on the road, as all of these bands (along with Crestfallen, Darkest Hour, City Of Caterpillar, Strike Anywhere, and Corn On Macabre) played together and toured together countless numbers of times, and shared members constantly.

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INTRCPTR Debut I Now Streaming; EP Out Now

Jul 22 2017

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Los Angeles-based INTRCPTR — with guitarist Ben Carr of 5ive and drummer Larry Herweg of Pelican – today issues their debut EP, I, through Magic Bullet Records. Longtime veterans of ungodly catchy riffs within the framework of all things heavy, the duo does not disappoint in the slightest when it comes to one’s preconceptions of what becomes possible when collaborative inspiration between mutually-respected friends persists and persists.

I is the first offering and initial exemplar of the lightning-like strikes of pure, unbridled creativity that can be captured in the proverbial bottle of INTRCPTR. Wide open, completely badass maelstroms of raw musicality sprint right out of the gates, and toward the latter, the rest of the album plays out almost in synchronicity to the type of long, desert drive that sticks in your brain and brings your shoulders down permanently thereafter. Recall Kyuss’ Welcome To Sky Valley and you’re certainly in the right headspace. I was recorded and mixed by Gabe Van at Akira Audio and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, and bears artwork by Brian Montouri.

INTRCPTR‘s expansive EP can now be streamed and obtained through all major digital portals including Bandcamp HERESpotify HERE, and iTunes HERE.

Decibel Magazine offers, “the duo combine the post-metal sensibilities of Pelican and the thunderous sludge of 5ive,” and Outlaws Of The Sun proclaims that is, “a superbly produced affair,” adding, “The record sounds terrific from the start and it’s to the bands credit they leave you wanting more. I is an excellent debut record from INTRCPTR and I can see these guys making a mighty impression not only with long-time Pelican/5ive fans but also within the instrumental stoner rock community.” With their premiere of the EP’s lead single, BrooklynVegan noted, “If you dig Pelican and/or 5ive, you’re almost definitely gonna like this too. Like both of those bands, ‘Sandstorms’ has crisp sludge riffs and really knows how to keep your attention without any words.” Rock And Roll Fables praises, “INTRCPTR’s debut plays more like a monolithic Karma To Burn than Herweg’s other band with their short, concise brand of instrumental shredding.”

INTRCPTR will play a hometown record release show for next Thursday, July 27th, with The Life And Times and Mossbreaker. Additional shows are to be announced.

INTRCPTR Live:
7/27/2017 Resident – Los Angeles, CA *record release show w/ The Life And Times, Mossbreaker [info]

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