MEATWOUND: Corruptive Florida Act To Drop Debut Album Through Magic Bullet This Winter

Dec 20 2014

Magic Bullet Records will take responsibility for the dirty job of handling the release of the scum-laden debut LP from MEATWOUND, an act collecting individuals who have done or are currently doing time with Combatwoundedveteran, Holy Mountain, Headless Dogs, Primate Research and more throughout the Floridian peninsula over the past two decades or so.

Dangerous and hardcore as shit, a thundering concoction of 1990s influences overthrow the MEATWOUND sound; a gutter where the pentatonic, industrialized elements of crushers Fudge Tunnel and Godflesh meet a sordid death metal edge meshing Sepultura and Exit-13, in the same place throbbing Big Black-style hardcore punk is infiltrated by a scuzzy sci-fi The Locust-ish elements, while an expected aggro hardcorish/punked vibe in the realm of many of the other acts the MEATWOUND members hail from surging through it all.

MEATWOUND’s debut LP, Addio was recorded with Dan Byer at Rock Garden Recording in St. Petersburg, Florida, mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound, and bears artwork by Chris Norris [Steak Mtn.]. Magic Bullet will discharge the beast digitally and on LP in the first quarter of 2015, with final pressing and street date details to be confirmed in the days ahead.

The MEATWOUND posse will support Municipal Waste, Torche and Nightbird at the Tampa gig of their current tour, raiding the Crowbar in Tampa on July 20th. More live actions from MEATWOUND are imminent.

Addio Track Listing:
Side A
In Toilet
Goliath
Funeral State
Side B
Hand of God
Meat Pack
I Am Transgressor

MEATWOUND Live:
1/20/2015 Crowbar – Tampa, FL w/ Municipal Waste, Torche, Night Birds [info]

Last year, playing with his current act, Primate Research, vocalist Dan caught drummer Ross and guitarist Ari slaying instrumental jams at a house, and an instant pact of filth was formed, after which the trio found themselves intoxicated at an off-the-grid location in regular jamming sessions. Shortly thereafter, Mariano was sanctioned for the bass research. The vocalist issues, “I asked Mariano to play bass. He had been playing guitar for twenty-five or more years but never played bass; I’m not smart enough to play bass and sing, so I asked him if he wanted to do the shit we were doing, which was Sepultura meets Jesus Lizard, and he jumped in. We wrote three more songs and recorded this 12″. Anything goes. No rules, no boredom, lots of recreational debauchery… a lifestyle upgrade.”

MEATWOUND fashioned their new anthems under a unified regimen of decadence in a place where, as the band depicts it: “According to news reports, Florida is a human wasteland that doesn’t give a shit about laws or decency. It is a swamp ridden cesspool of crime, drugs, carnies, and mutation. We have contributed much asshole culture and music to the world. Tampa specifically, has given the children Assück, Scrog, Death, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Obituary, Reversal of Man, Combatwoundedveteran, Nasty Savage and more. Seputura and Napalm Death came to record here. Cannibal Corpse moved here to live. The Brass Mug is here. Morrisound is here. There are no rules. We are ugly and primitive and short in the attention span. So, as old men, MEATWOUND comes from all that steaming shit pot of geographical music waste and the sounds of our collective childhoods. We grew up in the late 80s/early 90s on the first Earache bands, the first Relapse records, Tampa death metal, Public Enemy, Dischord shit, Steve Albini rampages, Wax Trax, Crass Records, drugs, skateboarding, horror movies, the usual.”

MEATWOUND:
Ari – guitar/jungle tongues
Dan – vocals/Aryan infiltration
Mariano – bass/island violence
Ross – drums/financing

More on MEATWOUND will be available soon; for all Magic Bullet Records press inquiries contact dave@earsplitcompound.com.

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ZEX: Magic Bullet Records To Re-Release Debut LP From Ottawa Punk Rock Quartet

Dec 05 2014

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As part of a massive upcoming 2015 label release schedule coming together, Magic Bullet Records is stoked to announce the upcoming worldwide re-release and distribution of Fight For Yourself, the infectious debut album by Ottawa, Ontario-based punk rock quartet, ZEX.Delivering their no-bullshit take on early punk penetrated with an edge of early heavy metal, carrying forth the torch lit by the influential predecessors who’ve inspired their path, ZEX pumps out melodic and energetic but sarcastic and riotous tunes. Streetfight-ready songs with a darker edge are surrounded by catchy, upbeat anthems, producing a humble, raw and inspiring culmination of straight-up melodic punk rock. Citing influences including Gary Glitter, The Sweet, Sweeny Todd, Suzi Quatro, Slade, Shakin’ Street, Brats and the like, elements of founders Blondie, The Ramones, X-Ray Specs, Vice Squad, The Partisans and others can be heard in ZEX‘s sound, with a tightly-knit musical backdrop courtesy of drummer Tasha G (ex- Gone Drinkin’, Get Wrecked, Slumlord) and bassist Gab Sex (ex- Revenge Of The Mormons), and wailing leads and solos from guitarist Jo Capitalcide (ex- Iron Dogs, Germ Attak), all fueling the vocals of Gretchen Steel, her clean approach wavering between the erogenous style of Debbie Harry and the more raw approach of Joan Jett or Pat Benatar.

With ten solid tracks recorded Paul Yogi Granger at Meatlocker Studio in Ottawa and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege in Portland, ZEX‘s debut LP, Fight For Yourself, received a solid and immediate buzz, gaining quite a bit of attention throughout their home country and well beyond following its initial self-release across Canada. The record caught the ear of Magic Bullet Records, who has already delivered the platter for production and worldwide distribution of the album on CD, LP and digital release during the Winter months of 2015. A solid street date will be announced shortly.

ZEX has also confirmed a massive international tour of the Southwest Pacific for early next year. The ZEX Wanderlust Tour 2015 will run through nearly a month of dates in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand from February 7th through March 2nd. View the city-to-city routing below and watch for specific venue info and additional widespread tour efforts from the band in the coming weeks.

Stream Fight For Yourself in its entirety at THIS LOCATION, and also scope out the band’s videos for the album’s title track HERE and the closing anthem, “Savage City,” right HERE.

Fight For Yourself Track Listing:
1. Fight For Yourself
2. Wild Blood
3. We’re Rebels
4. Screaming At The Wall
5. XXX
6. Wanderlust
7. World Of Trash
8. Break Free
9. On Our Own
10. Savage City

ZEX Wanderlust Tour 2015:
2/07/2015 Penang, Malaysia
2/08/2015 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2/10/2015 Batu Pahat, Malaysia
2/11/2015 Singapore, Singapore
2/13/2015 Sidoarjo, Indonesia
2/14/2015 Gresik, Indonesia
2/15/2015 Kediri, Indonesia
2/16/2015 Solo, Indonesia
2/17/2015 Klaten, Indonesia
2/19/2015 Bandung, Indonesia
2/20/2015 Jakarta, Indonesia
2/22/2015 Brisbane, Australia
2/24/2015 Sydney, Australia
2/25/2015 Canberra, Australia
2/26/2015 Melbourne, Australia
2/27/2015 Adelaide, Australia
2/28/2015 Melbourne, Australia
3/01/2015 Auckland, New Zealand
3/02/2015 Wellington, New Zealand

For all coverage of ZEX and all things Magic Bullet Records-related contact dave@earsplitcompound.com.

THIS WILL DESTROY YOU’s “Villa del Refugio” currently featured in Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher,” in theaters now

Nov 19 2014

Foxcatcher the latest film from director Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball) is in theaters now.

The song features THIS WILL DESTROY YOU‘s “Villa del Refugio” in the film and on the soundtrack. Foxcatcher marks the second time we’ve worked with Bennett on one of his films and we continue to be honored by his inclusion and enthusiasm toward the band.

ANCIENT VVISDOM “The Devil’s Work” music video (and more) premiere at NOISEY

Nov 06 2014

logo_black_typeOur friends at VICE and NOISEY have been so kind as to put together a really cool meeting of the minds for the world premiere of ANCIENT VVISDOM‘S “The Devil’s Work” music video from the newly released Sacrificial album.

In addition to the video itself, AVV‘s Nathan Opposition sits down with Eric Freeman, head of the Church of Satan, to discuss their beliefs and how the define “satanism” within the context of their own lives. it’s an interesting conversation, to say the least.

The article and all accompanying videos can be viewed here. Enjoy.

Now in the webstore: WORMWOOD “S/T” LP on RED vinyl!

Nov 06 2014

mbl167-redNow in the webstore: WORMWOOD S/T LP on red vinyl. These copies arrived after we received and initially offered the smoke and black copies.

S/T is the debut album from WORMWOOD, a new band comprised of current and former members of DOOMRIDERS. It was engineered, mixed, and mastered 100% Analog by Alex Garcia Rivera at Mystic Valley Studios. The album features 5 songs:

01. Hollow Black Eyes
02. Indoctrination
03. I’d Rather Die
04. White Plague
05. Reprise

The entire album can be streamed at NOISEY.

More information on the release is available here.

You can order now on:
• Limited Black vinyl
• Smoke vinyl

Whenever possible, please support your local record store by obtaining this record in person. And, if that’s not possible:

• United States: copies of the LP are available now in the webstore.

• Canada/World: copies of the LP are available now from Dischord Direct.

• Stores/Distributors: please get your copies from Cobraside Distribution.

Now in the webstore: a handful of first press copies of CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE “S/T” LP/DVD reissue

Nov 06 2014

mbl130-blueNow in the webstore: CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE “S/T” (Reissue) LP + DVD.

While unpacking from the move out west, we uncovered 17 copies of the first pressing on blue/white mixed vinyl.

We also found 15 copies on black vinyl. Some of the black copies have DVD’s, some don’t. First come, first serve.

Grab your copy here.

Thanks a bunch!

ANCIENT VVISDOM “Sacrificial” track-by-track breakdown now on REVOLVER

Oct 31 2014

The fine folks at Revolver Magazine tracked down the members of ANCIENT VVISDOM to get supplemental material an insight on every single track off of Sacrificial, their third studio album. The result can be viewed here. Enjoy.

NEW YORK IN 64: New Jersey Instrumental Hardcore Collective Surfaces; Magic Bullet Confirms Debut LP

Oct 28 2014

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Outfit Features Ex/Current Members Of You And I, East Of The Wall And More

Magic Bullet Records confirms the signing of New Jersey-based instrumental/progressive hardcore collective, NEW YORK IN 64 – the act uniting past and current members of You and I, The Assistant, Capacities, East of the Wall, Postman Syndrome, Argonauts, El Drugstore, This Ship Will Sink, Black Kites and others — as the band has confirmed studio time in early November to record their debut album for the label.

After taking a fifteen-year hiatus from writing music together, Justin Hock and Thomas Schlatter — both part of the writing team behind ’90s screamo band, You And I — began laying down the framework to collaborate once again. To flesh out the outfit Schlatter and Hock recruited New Jersey musical veterans Chris Alfano and Seth Rheam, best known for their work in the progressive powerhouse East of the Wall, among many other acts, completing the lineup for NEW YORK IN 64. Completely void of vocals, the raw energy of 90′s hardcore supplied by Hock and Schlatter, mixed with the refined technical aspects of progressive metal Alfano and Rheam deliver, were like two worlds colliding, however, resulted into something that seamlessly blended the two contrary styles. While injecting the energy and enthusiasm of a basement show into a more refined musical composition, NEW YORK IN 64 attempts to harness two sides of many coins; youth and age, rawness and precision, joy and hostility.

Having already begun performing live together, NEW YORK IN 64 will enter BackroomStudios in Rockaway, New Jersey the second week of November to lay down their debut album for Magic Bullet, after which it will be set for release in early 2015. Stand by for additional postings on live actions following the trip into the studio, and watch for more info on the band’s debut recordings at the turn of the year.

For now, recent visual evidence of NEW YORK IN 64 breaking out their new jams at a very recent, energetic New Brunswick basement show has surfaced; check out a full nearly half-hour live set and more now at THIS LOCATION.

NEW YORK IN 64:
Justin Hock – guitars
Thomas Schlatter – bass
Chris Alfano – guitars
Seth Rheam – drums

More on NEW YORK IN 64 will be available soon; for all Magic Bullet Records press inquiries contact dave@earsplitcompound.com.

Now in the webstore: BLEACH EVERYTHING & VORS “Split” 7″

Oct 27 2014

mbl171-blackmbl171-whiteNow in the webstore: BLEACH EVERYTHING & VORS Split 7″ on two different colors.

This split 7″ marks the vinyl debuts for Richmond, VA’s BLEACH EVERYTHING and Los Angeles, CA’s VORS. BLEACH EVERYTHING features members of IRON REAGAN and SUPPRESSION as well as former members of JESUIT and CORN ON MACABRE. VORS is J. Bennett from IDES OF GEMINI.

The track listing is as follow:

01. The Moaner (BLEACH EVERYTHING)
02. Mood Swinger (VORS)

The entire album can be streamed at FANGORIA.

More information on the release is available here.

You can order now on:
• Limited Black vinyl
• White vinyl

Whenever possible, please support your local record store by obtaining this record in person. And, if that’s not possible:

• United States: copies of the LP are available now in the webstore.

• Canada/World: copies of the LP are available now from Dischord Direct.

• Stores/Distributors: please get your copies from Cobraside Distribution.

Now in the webstore: BEASTMILK “Use Your Deluge” 7″

Oct 27 2014

mbl170-blkmbl170-bluembl170-whiteNow in the webstore: BEASTMILK Use Your Deluge 7″ on three different colors.

Use Your Deluge is the 2014 vinyl reissue of BEASTMILK‘s 2012 SVART EP.

The album features 4 tracks:

01. Void Mother
02. Children of the Atom Bomb
03. Forever Animal
04. Red Majesty

More information on the release is available here.

You can order now on:
• Limited Black vinyl
• White vinyl
• Blue vinyl

Whenever possible, please support your local record store by obtaining this record in person. And, if that’s not possible:

• United States: copies of the 7″ are available now in the webstore.

• Alternately: copies of the 7″ are available now from Dischord Direct.

• Stores/Distributors: please get your copies from Cobraside Distribution.

Now in the webstore: BEASTMILK “White Stains on Black Wax” 7″

Oct 27 2014

mbl169-blkmbl169-redmbl169-whiteNow in the webstore: BEASTMILK White Stains on Black Wax 7″ on three different colors.

White Stains on Black Wax is the 2014 vinyl reissue of BEASTMILK‘s 2010 self-released demo tape White Stains on Black Tape.

The album features 3 tracks:

01. The Wind Blows Through Their Skulls
02. Blood Under the Mill
03. Beastmilk
(Program repeats on side B)

More information on the release is available here.

You can order now on:
• Limited Black vinyl
• White vinyl
• Red vinyl

Whenever possible, please support your local record store by obtaining this record in person. And, if that’s not possible:

• United States: copies of the 7″ are available now in the webstore.

• Alternately: copies of the 7″ are available now from Dischord Direct.

• Stores/Distributors: please get your copies from Cobraside Distribution.

Now in the webstore: WORMWOOD “S/T” LP

Oct 27 2014

mbl167-blkmbl167-smokeNow in the webstore: WORMWOOD S/T LP on two different colors.

S/T is the debut album from WORMWOOD, a new band comprised of current and former members of DOOMRIDERS. It was engineered, mixed, and mastered 100% Analog by Alex Garcia Rivera at Mystic Valley Studios. The album features 5 songs:

01. Hollow Black Eyes
02. Indoctrination
03. I’d Rather Die
04. White Plague
05. Reprise

The entire album can be streamed at NOISEY.

More information on the release is available here.

You can order now on:
• Limited Black vinyl
• Smoke vinyl

Whenever possible, please support your local record store by obtaining this record in person. And, if that’s not possible:

• United States: copies of the LP are available now in the webstore.

• Canada/World: copies of the LP are available now from Dischord Direct.

• Stores/Distributors: please get your copies from Cobraside Distribution.

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