Now in the webstore: SWEET COBRA “Earth” LP | CD | Digital

Sep 01 2015

2COBRA_CD 2COBRA_BLACK 2COBRA_GOLD- 12 song full length from Chicago heavy trio
- Co-produced by Kurt Ballou (Converge) and Matt Talbot (Hum)
- LP’s issued on Gold and Black vinyl with download codes
- CD’s issued in gorgeous eco-pals with poster insert
- Watch the music video for “Future Ghosts” at Noisey.
- To stream and/or download the album in full, please go here.

• To order the CD or LP online worldwide, please visit the Magic Bullet Webstore.
• To order the CD or LP worldwide via Dischord, go here.
• To support this release digitally via iTunes, please visit the iTunes store.
• To support this release via Bandcamp, please visit our Bandcamp page.

Now in the webstore: NY IN 64 “NY64″ LP | CD | Digital

Sep 01 2015

2NY64_CLEAR1nyin64cd- Debut album from an instrumental quartet featuring Seth Rheam, Chris Alfano, Justin Hock, and Thomas Schlatter (East of the Wall, You & I, et al)
- LP issued on Clear vinyl with complimentary CD
- Watch the music video for “Bystander” on Youtube.
- To stream and/or download the album in full, please go here.• To order the CD or LP online worldwide, please visit the Magic Bullet Webstore.

• To order the CD or LP worldwide via Dischord, go here.
• To support this release digitally via iTunes, please visit the iTunes store.
• To support this release via Bandcamp, please visit our Bandcamp page.

Now in the webstore: HARMONIC CROSS “It is Finished.” LP | Digital

Sep 01 2015

2HARMONIC_BLACK2HARMONIC_GREEN- Debut dark ambient album from Ryan Parrish, Graham Scala, and Brent Eyestone
- LP issued on Green and Black vinyl with complimentary download link
- Watch the music video for “Taman Shud” and read an interview with Brent Eyestone at Noisey.
- To stream and/or download the album in full, please go here.

• To order the LP online worldwide, please visit the Magic Bullet Webstore.
• To order the LP worldwide via Dischord, go here.
• To support this release digitally via iTunes, please visit the iTunes store.
• To support this release via Bandcamp, please visit our Bandcamp page.

Now in the webstore: BROTHER DEGE “Folk Songs of the American Longhair” LP

Sep 01 2015

2DEGE_FOLK_BLACK2DEGE_FOLK_GOLD- Debut album for delta bluesman Dege Legg
- LP issued on Gold and Black vinyl
- “Too Old to Die Young” featured in Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained”
- Watch the music video for “Too Old to Die Young” on Youtube.
- To stream the album in full, please go here.

• To order the LP online worldwide, please visit the Magic Bullet Webstore.
• To order the LP worldwide via Dischord, go here.

Now in the webstore: BROTHER DEGE “How to Kill a Horse” LP

Sep 01 2015

2DEGE_HORSE_CLEAR2DEGE_HORSE_BLACK- Second album from delta bluesman Dege Legg
- LP issued on Clear and Black vinyl
- Sample the entire album with video accompaniment on Youtube.
- To stream the album in full, please go here.

• To order the LP online worldwide, please visit the Magic Bullet Webstore.
• To order the LP worldwide via Dischord, go here.

BLEACH EVERYTHING: Richmond Instigators Issue “Facehugger” Via Rue-Morgue Magazine; “Free Inside” 7-Inch Out Now

Aug 30 2015

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As Richmond, Virginia’s BLEACH EVERYTHING unloads their Free Inside 7” via Magic Bullet Records, the EP’s closing track, “Facehugger,” is now playing at Rue-Morgue Magazine.

Free Inside is the first proper 7” EP from punk/hardcore ragers, BLEACH EVERYTHING, the band uniting a set of friends previously or currently also hailing from Iron Reagan, Mammoth Grinder, Jesuit, Suppression, and Corn On Macabre and countless others. Specializing in short, fast, loud, violent, and often absurd music, rooted deeply in the DIY punk ethos that gave each member a roadmap toward individual and collective musical longevity deep into adult life, all skills of the trade are on display here.

On the heels of a debut split 7” with Los Angeles-based Vors, released earlier in the year, the Free Inside EP lyrically delivers rants focused on such themes as self-empowerment and, self-reliance, and for its closing track, “Facehugger” showcases the band’s dark horror/sci-fi influences with a rampant space terror chronicle. The track is featured alongside exclusive commentary from BLEACH EVERYTHING vocalist and Magic Bullet Records owner, Brent Eyestone, on the theme of the song itself and on the band as a whole, as this is just the beginning for this rabid outfit.

Get wrapped-up in BLEACH EVERYTHING’s “Facehugger” via Rue-Morgue Magazine RIGHT HERE.

The Free Inside 7” is out now via Magic Bullet Records, available on both clear and black wax available HERE, and available for download HERE and through all major digital outlets.

Watch for updates on BLEACH EVERYTHING with recording news, tour dates and more in the months ahead.

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THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA: Deathkamp Ov The Skull + Funeral Embrace Double EP Slaying In Its Entirety At Noisey

Aug 21 2015

[photo by Fred Pessaro]
Collecting the latest pair of 7″ titles from the THE INFAMOUS GEHENNADeathkamp Ov The Skull + Funeral Embrace, is now slaying punishing anything in earshot, streaming in its entirety via Noisey.

Showing multiple hazardous personalities of longtime West Coast negative hardcore instigators, THE INFAMOUS GEHENNADeathkamp Ov The Skull + Funeral Embrace is just days from release via Magic Bullet Records, compiling both records onto CD and digital formats in correlation with their vinyl editions through Holy Terror Records. While the latter portion, Funeral Embrace, has already been infecting the population since early this year, this is the first time the Deathkamp Ov The Skull tracks are only being leaked for the first time. The three new tracks bring elements of the band to light that while may be unlike the majority of their catalog, they remain equally as persuasive and demoralizing, one track including additional auditory demise courtesy of Integrity’s Dwid Hellion and Robert Orr.

Noisey now unloads THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA’s Deathkamp Ov The Skull + Funeral Embrace in its entirety at THIS LOCATION.

Deathkamp Ov The Skull + Funeral Embrace will see digital release on August 14th, and the CD on August 21st through Magic Bullet Records. Preorders for the CD are available now RIGHT HERE, and the digital available via Bandcamp HERE and iTunes HERE.

Among other sporadic shows, THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA will raid the two-day Deadfest in Oakland, California this Friday and Saturday with the likes of Capitalist Casualties, Terrorizer, Nausea, Excruciating Terror, Primitive Man and dozens more. The band will also shortly be announcing the details on a two-week tour with Theories this Fall, with support from Landmine Marathon on several dates, a large European tour is being planned for 2016.

THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA Live:
8/15/2015 The Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA @ Deadfest
8/23/2015 Shea’s Tavern – Reno, NV w/ Necrot, Trenchgrinder, Countress

THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA‘s Deathkamp Ov The Skull material annihilates all prior expectations of the band. The title track alone is nearly eight minutes in length and finds the band exploring more of a slow, brooding heaviness before exploding into their familiar brand of evil thrash and unrelenting blasts of murderous musical napalm just past the five-minute mark. “First Blood Part II” keeps the pedal to the metal, not letting up once. From there, “TormentORR” answers the question, “What happens when THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA and Integrity collaborate on a track?,” as Integrity’s singer Dwid Hellion and guitarist Rob Orr leave indelible marks with their contributions. The Funeral Embrace portion is five songs of what the band is more traditionally known for: absolute violent mayhem, typically in doses of less than two minutes or less. “Amphetamine Psychosis” sounds exactly as fucked up and demented as it reads. “Serve The Cult” isn’t so much a call to action as it is a demand punishable by humanity’s annihilation. “Savage II” is pure nihilism put to tape; if you play this in front of small children, you are a bad person. “Into the Grave” and “Funeral Embrace” serve almost as a one-two punch about getting real about death and the fate of all men, women, and living things on the planet. It only ends one way, but Hell be damned if the members of THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA aren’t going out with their hands around more than a few throats on the way out.

For review copies of Deathkamp Ov The Skull + Funeral Embrace and coverage of the band contact dave@earsplitcompound.com.

INTEGRITY Reissues Palm Sunday Live Album This Week

Aug 21 2015

This Friday, one of them most villainous live sets ever caught on film makes its resurgence into the public domain, as Magic Bullet Records reissues the classic Palm Sunday from iconic metallic hardcore legion, INTEGRITY.

Palm Sunday is a CD and DVD set which documents a 1992 performance by Cleveland hardcore legends INTEGRITY, captured in their hometown at infamous local venue, Peabody’s. Coming a year off the release of their 1991-released debut album, Those Who Fear Tomorrow, the band performs eight songs from the LP, plus B-side rarities “Rebirth” and “Live it Down.” This particular recording and accompanying video holds a special place in the hearts of the INTEGRITY faithful, as it features the revered lineup of Dwid Hellion on vocals, guitarists Aaron Melnick and Chris Smith, bassist Leon Melnick, and drummer Dave Araca. Viewers can expect pure chaos, as Hellion goads and taunts audience members between songs, a switchblade surfaces from the audience, gunshots are fired, and a general mania overcomes all in attendance that night now so many years ago.

The 2015 reissue of this fan favorite comes packaged in a jumbo double digipak with liners from Aaron “A2″ Melnick, photography from the show, and art from Dwid Hellion. The DVD portion is exclusive to the physical format and not available via iTunes, Bandcamp, or traditional digital distributors. Having just seen its official digital reissue last week, the new CD/DVD edition is out this Friday, August 21st.

Stream the 2015 issue of INTEGRITY’s notorious Palm Sunday now at THIS LOCATION.

Orders for the Palm Sunday CD/DVD package can be placed HERE and the download via Bandcamp HERE and through all major digital platforms.

Additional digital/CD reissues of INTEGRITY‘s seminal back-catalog are being arranged for release through Magic Bullet Records in the coming months, including the Den Of Iniquity collection of early material and B-sides, as well as the band’s 1991 debut album, Those Who Fear Tomorrow, and 1995′s landmark Humanity Is The Devil.

Palm Sunday Track Listing:
1. Those Who Fear Tomorrow
2. Judgment Day
3. Harder They Fall
4. Wings Tear
5. Dawn Of A New Apocalypse
6. In Contrast Of Sin
7. Rebirth
8. Die Hard
9. Lundgren Crucifixion
10. Live It Down

For coverage of INTEGRITY contact dave@earsplitcompound.com.

THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA: Magic Bullet Records To Issue Deathkamp Ov The Skull + Funeral Embrace CD In August

Aug 08 2015

Later in August, Magic Bullet Records will issue the Deathkamp Ov The Skull + Funeral Embrace from West Coast hardcore nihilists, THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA, collecting both of the outfit’s two latest 7″ titles onto convenient CD and digital formats.

The first three tracks on the disc comprise Deathkamp Ov The Skull, with the title track itself annihilating all prior expectations of the band. The song alone is nearly eight minutes in length and finds the band exploring more of a slow, brooding heaviness before exploding into their familiar brand of evil thrash and unrelenting blasts of murderous musical napalm just past the five-minute mark. “First Blood Part II” keeps the pedal to the metal, not letting up once. From there, “TormentORR” answers the question, “What happens when THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA and Integrity collaborate on a track?,” as Integrity’s singer Dwid Hellion and guitarist Rob Orr leave indelible marks with their contributions.

The Funeral Embrace portion is five songs of what THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA is more traditionally known for: absolute violent mayhem, typically in doses of less than two minutes or less. “Amphetamine Psychosis” sounds exactly as fucked up and demented as it reads. “Serve The Cult” isn’t so much a call to action as it is a demand punishable by humanity’s annihilation. “Savage II” is pure nihilism put to tape; if you play this in front of small children, you are a bad person. “Into the Grave” and “Funeral Embrace” serve almost as a one-two punch about getting real about death and the fate of all men, women, and living things on the planet. It only ends one way, but Hell be damned if the members of THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA aren’t going out with their hands around more than a few throats on the way out.

Deathkamp Ov The Skull + Funeral Embrace will see digital release on August 14th, and the CD on August 21st through Magic Bullet Records. Preorders for the CD are available now at THIS LOCATION, and the digital available via Bandcamp HERE and iTunes HERE.

This Fall, THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA will embark on a two-week tour with Theories, with Landmine Marathon joining on several dates. Stand by for exact details to be announced in the coming days.

Deathkamp Ov The Skull + Funeral Embrace Track Listing:

1. Deathkamp Ov The Skull
2. First Blood Part II
3. Tormentorr
4. Amphetamine Psychosis
5. Serve The Cult
6. Savage II
7. Into The Grave
8. Funeral Embrace

For coverage of GEHENNA including review copies of Deathkamp Ov The Skull + Funeral Embrace and interviews with the band contact dave@earsplitcompound.com.

SWEET COBRA Prepares For Tour Dates With Mutoid Man This Month in Support of “Earth” LP

Aug 08 2015

[photo by Nick Thieneman]
In support of their lauded, recently released fourth LP, Earth, Chicago mega trio, SWEET COBRA, is booking new live dates, including a new tour next week on an Eastern US run with Mutoid Man.

SWEET COBRA‘s most glowing recording to date, Earth was recorded and produced by Matt Talbot of Hum and Kurt Ballou of Converge at Talbot’s Earth Analog Studios in Illinois, mixed by Ballou at his Godcity Studio in Massachusetts, and mastered by Carl Saff. Additionally, both Ballou and Talbot make guest appearances on the album. The nearly forty-six minute album shows the band hungrier than ever; the trusted and infectious ferocity fans expect is here delivered through a slick, more accessible approach. The pairing of Talbot and Ballou as producers has truly yielded a stunning, classic heavy album for the ages.

SWEET COBRA‘s awesome trek will get underway next Friday, August 11th, in Raleigh, followed by shows in Columbus, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Cincinnati, Louisville and Kansas City. For the tour, SWEET COBRA will be supporting Mutoid Man, except for Washington DC on August 15th where the headliner will be Sumac. Young Widows will also join the action at the Louisville show on the 17th. Just two weeks following the tour, SWEET COBRA will head to Peasant’s Plot Farm in Manteno, Illinois to play at Low Down Hoe Down Fest with Canadian Rifle, Electric Hawk and many others. Additional tour dates continue to be booked.

SWEET COBRA Tour Dates:

8/11/2015 Kings – Raleigh, NC w/ Mutoid Man w/ Mutoid Man
8/12/2015 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH w/ Mutoid Man
8/13/2015 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH w/ Mutoid Man
8/14/2015 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA w/ Mutoid Man
8/15/2015 Rock And Roll Hotel – Washington, DC w/ Sumac
8/16/2015 Tacocracy – Cincinnati, OH w/ Mutoid Man
8/17/2015 Haymarket Whiskey Bar – Louisville, KY w/ Mutoid Man, Young Widows
8/18/2015 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO w/ Mutoid Man
9/05/2015 Peasant’s Plot Farm – Manteno, IL @ Low Down Hoe Down Fest w/ Canadian Rifle, Electric Hawk

SWEET COBRA’s Earth is streaming in its entirety via BandCamp now at THIS LOCATION, and the official video for “Future Ghosts” is playing at Noisey RIGHT HERE.

Released in July via Magic Bullet Records, Earth is available on CD and both black and gold vinyl available HERE, as well as all major digital outlets.

Magic Bullet Records Issues FREE Sampler With Exclusive BLEACH EVERYTHING Track; New Titles By SWEET COBRA, MEATWOUND, HARMONIC CROSS, BLEACH EVERYTHING Near + NY IN 64 And BROTHER DEGE Vinyl Out Now

Jul 22 2015

 

Magic Bullet Records is currently undertaking one of the label’s busiest sessions since its late ’90s inception, with a pile of brand new titles on the verge of release this month. Following recent exclusive premieres of new tracks from SWEET COBRAMEATWOUND and HARMONIC CROSS, the label today issues a mighty free download sampler with thirteen tracks packed into it, including the first single from the upcoming BLEACH EVERYTHING Free Inside 7″.

On the heels of a debut split 7″ with Los Angeles-based VORS released earlier in the year, Free Insideis the first proper 7″ EP from Richmond, Virginia’s BLEACH EVERYTHING. The band’s membership pedigree is highlighted by a present and past that includes Iron Reagan, Mammoth Grinder, Jesuit, Suppression, and Corn On Macabre amongst countless others. As one could surmise, BLEACH EVERYTHING specializes in all things short, fast, loud, violent, and often absurd. Rooted deeply in the DIY punk ethos that gave each member a roadmap toward individual and collective musical longevity deep into adult life, all skills of the trade are on display here. Musically, the band charges further forward on the hellbent path established on the VORS split; absolutely relentless in its urgency, unrepentant in its sonic heft, and rife with entropic freneticism. Thematically, the band calls for self-empowerment (title track), self-reliance (“Sons Of Hecate”), and space terror (“Facehugger”)… all within the span of five minutes. The EP will see digital release on August 7th and a vinyl release on both clear and black wax two weeks later.

Download the Magic Bullet Records digital sampler Vol. 2 to hear BLEACH EVERYTHING’s “Sons Of Hecate” — as well as tracks from SWEET COBRA, NY IN 64, MEATWOUND, WORMWOOD, ANCIENT VVISDOM, HARMONIC CROSS, BROTHER DEGE, IDES OF GEMINI, WAILIN’ STORMS, BROTHER DEGE, ZEX and INTEGRITY — free at THIS LOCATION.

Magic Bullet Records Digital Sampler VOL. 2 Track Listing:
1. SWEET COBRA - Future Ghosts
2. NY IN 64 - Bystander
3. MEATWOUND - Funeral State
4. BLEACH EVERYTHING - Sons Of Hecate
5. WORMWOOD - I’d Rather Die
6. ANCIENT VVISDOM - We Are Damnation
7. HARMONIC CROSS - MLIAOI
8. BROTHER DEGE - House Of The Dying Sun
9. IDES OF GEMINI - Strange Fruit
10. WAILIN’ STORMS - Down In South Texas
11. BROTHER DEGE - The River
12. ZEX - Wanderlust
13. INTEGRITY - Dawn Of A New Apocalypse (Live)

This past Friday, Magic Bullet issued the vinyl version of several albums, including the LP edition of NY IN 64‘s debut, NY64 – the band formed by members of You And I and East Of The Wall delivering a mesmerizing style of instrumental, melodic hardcore. Surrounding the album’s CD and digital release in April NY IN 64 has played live throughout the Northeast in support of their first album, deploying the record’s energetic attack with even more intensity. NY64 is now available on clear 12″ vinyl this week, as the band plots new tour dates and is in the final stages of creating an official video for the album.

Also out now are the vinyl editions of Folk Songs Of The American Longhair and How To Kill A HorseLPs from Lafayette, Louisiana’s BROTHER DEGE – the albums originally issued on CD and digital formats in 2010 and 2014, respectively. The band’s captivating, exemplary exhibition of passionate, absolutely haunting Mekong-Delta-blues-by-way-of-Louisiana hymns and melodies unlike anything out there have grabbed the attention everyone from Quentin Tarantino, who featured “Too Old To Die Young” in his 2012 film and soundtrack “Django Unchained,” to The Discovery Network’s “Deadliest Catch” franchise, who featured “Hard Row to Hoe” as 2010′s theme music to “After the Catch” with Mike Rowe. Both Folk Songs Of The American Longhair and How To Kill A Horse are now available on both colored and black vinyl editions through Magic Bullet.

And in less than two weeks, brand new releases from Chicago’s melodic/angular punk/hardcore manipulators SWEET COBRA, Florida’s swamp-ridden pentatonic hardcore deviants MEATWOUNDand Richmond-based ultra-creepy ambient collective HARMONIC CROSS will all see release, slated to street on July 24th. New videos and tracks from all three of these acts will see release prior to their official release — stand by for all of them to hit within the next week.

Scope out the wares at Magic Bullet’s newly launched webstore for preorders for physical versions of the latest titles and recently released vinyl titles and more at THIS LOCATION.

MEATWOUND Unchains “Funeral State” Video At Decibel Magazine; Debut LP Out This Week

Jul 22 2015

 

Florida-based destroyers, MEATWOUND, have let their new video for their caustic “Funeral State” video off the chain through an exclusive premiere at Decibel Magazine as their Addio debut LP intoxicates the population via Magic Bullet Records this week.

Dangerous and hardcore as shit, a thundering concoction of 1990s influences culminate in the MEATWOUND sound. Uniting members of Combatwoundedveteran, Holy Mountain, Headless Dogs, Primate Research and more, this collective’s sound was born in a swamp sewage-drenched gutter where the pentatonic, industrialized elements of crushers Fudge Tunnel and Godflesh meet a sordid death metal edge, meshing Sepultura tribalisms with a throbbing Big Black-style hardcore punk infiltrated by scuzzy sci-fi tones. The band’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.).

Directed by Frank Norris, the video for MEATWOUND‘s “Funeral State” jacks random blasts of propaganda and debauchery into appropriately scummy, low-light live footage in fully DIY fashion, like a drunken, Troma-inspired, day-in-the-life documentation of the band’s actions. Issues Decibel Magazine alongside their premiere, “Floridian nasties MEATWOUND are everything that is good and right about punk, hardcore and noise squatting in the same dilapidated basement,” continuing, “the video for ‘Funeral State’ gives you a crash course in what these guys are all about: namely, wreaking havoc on any anonymous stage they play. Low-budget, high-quality pigfuck awaits!”

Wreck shit to MEATWOUND’s “Funeral State” through Decibel Magazine’s debut of the damage RIGHT HERE.

Following its digital release through Magic Bullet Records this past Friday, Addio hits with physical versions this Friday, July 24th, the album coming in on both CD and LP both red and black 12″ vinyl pressings. Check out physical preorders HERE.

Advance media outlets infected by the MEATWOUND contagion have issued reports of their grotesqueness in recent days, including Nine Circles who spits, “Bathed in scum and sludge, their heavy, hard-hitting brand of metal is a reflection of the legal and political diarrhea of their native Florida. Their debut album, Addio, is a mix of punk, scuzz and sludge with a sprinkling of doom over the top of this sewage sundae. It’s a welcome excursion from the rote monotony of most metal released these days…” Echoes And Dust raged of the album, “It is more than refreshing, after decades of listening to who-knows-how-many different permutations of loud music, to hear something which, while having familiar noises shouts and roars, doesn’t sound like anything you’ve heard before. Step forward MEATWOUND and their debut Addio. Sure, there is a bit of Unsane’s visceral squall and a little of the Dillinger Escape Plan’s angular anger – plus some Jesus Lizard-style scuzz and straight-outa-Tampa death roars – but out of this maelstrom MEATWOUND create something completely their own.”The folks at Cvlt Nation offer, “[MEATWOUND] brings a dirty death metal edge and a slew of 1990s influences to their brand of raging audio warfare, and will knock the top off your skull and leave you suffering from blunt force riff trauma,” while Absolute Zero Media’s review states, “If you could for a moment mix elements of TAD, Killing Joke, Jesus Lizard, Godflesh, Melvins are what I hear and so much more. There is a power and aggression going on here there are even black metal elements that poke there head out in this monster… It reminds me of a jazzy version of Rorschach at times too. I will end with the Cop Shoot Cop if they were a hardcore band…”

Sporadic live excursions from the MEATWOUND camp continue to take place across their home peninsula — including a record release show in Tampa on August 8th and a Gainesville gig August 29th with Assholeparade and more — with more widespread tour excursions to be declared in the months ahead. Duck.

MEATWOUND Live:
8/08/2015 The Hub – Tampa, FL w/ Weltesser, The Path of Increased Indifference
8/29/2015 The Wooly – Gainesville, FL w/ Assholeparade, Palatka, End Of The Century Party, Radon, Suppression, House Of Lightning, Dredge [info]

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