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Published by admin on 21 Mar 2017

NY IN 64 “The Gentle Indifference of the Night” LP | Digital out May 26, 2017

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Published by admin on 21 Mar 2017

MEATWOUND “Largo” LP | Digital out May 12, 2017

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Published by admin on 21 Mar 2017

BLACK MARE “Field of the Host” Digital | Streaming out March 24, 2017

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Published by admin on 01 Mar 2017

THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA Debuts “Tormentorr” Video At Lambgoat; Track Features Integrity’s Dwid Hellion And Former Integrity Guitarist Robert Orr

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West Coast negative hardcore sect, THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA, has just completed a video for the song “Tormentorr,” which sees its debut through Lambgoat.

“Tormentorr” hails from the band’s Deathkamp Ov The Skull record, the track infusing guest vocals from Integrity’s Dwid Hellion and guitar from former Integrity guitarist Robert Orr into THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA’s caustic and confrontational output.

Scope THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA’s “Tormentorr” video only at Lambgoat RIGHT HERE.

Deathkamp Ov The Skull + Funeral Embrace is available through Magic Bullet Records on CD are RIGHT HERE, and the digital via Bandcamp HERE and iTunes HERE.

Showing multiple hazardous personalities of longtime West Coast negative hardcore instigators, THE INFAMOUS GEHENNADeathkamp Ov The Skull + Funeral Embrace was released on CD through Magic Bullet Records in August of 2015, following individual vinyl editions through Holy Terror Records earlier that year. Following the release of Deathkamp Ov The Skull + Funeral Embrace, THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA issued a split 7” with Virginia/California-based hardcore rippers, Bleach Everything, also through Magic Bullet Records, and terrorized the West Coast on an extensive tour with Theories.

Stand by for the disclosure of new studio and live actions from THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA in the weeks ahead.

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Published by admin on 22 Feb 2017

BLACK ARMY JACKET: Remastered Closed Casket Album From NYC Powerviolence Unit Streaming At Noisey With Exclusive Interview

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Magic Bullet is preparing to release two albums by infamous, deactivated NYC powerviolence outfit, BLACK ARMY JACKET, with remastered, digital reissues of the band’s 222 and Closed Casket albums on streaming and digital platforms.

With both records prepared to be re-deployed into the public domain next week, Noisey is now streaming the entire fifty-track Closed Casket collection album, alongside an exclusive interview with BLACK ARMY JACKETdrummer, Dave Witte. Closed Casket is a fifty-song effort in collecting BLACK ARMY JACKET’s various cassettes, 7”s, and splits in one convenient spot. The material included is culled from the band’s self-titled, self-released cassette (1996), split with Spazz (1997), split with Corrupted (1997), split with Noothgrush, (1997), and The Path Of Two Swords As One 7” (1998).

Noisey’s intense interview with  Witte leads with, “This month, Magic Bullet will exhume two releases from BLACK ARMY JACKET, who were yet another pit stop through which the Dave Witte juggernaut passed. Over the course of a brief, blistering lifespan, the grind-inflected hardcore act released a clutch of split releases with underground legends like Spazz, Noothgrush and Corrupted, popped up on Brutal Truth drummer Rich Hoak’s record label, and tempered all this punk-friendly mayhem by sharing the stage with metal behemoths like Mercyful Fate, Suffocation and Death.”

Stream BLACK ARMY JACKET’s Closed Casket album and check out the interview at Noisey RIGHT HERE.

Magic Bullet Records, celebrating the label’s twentieth anniversary this year, will issue both 222 and Closed Casket on all digital platforms next Wednesday, February 22nd.

New York City’s BLACK ARMY JACKET was one of the key players in the powerviolence movement of the 1990s, the band specializing in a unique strain of grinding hardcore that was as memorable as it was relentless. Notably, BLACK ARMY JACKET was one of the earliest bands in the playing career of drummer Dave Witte. Having done time in Human Remains and Discordance Axis (among others) leading into BLACK ARMY JACKET, Witte went on to play in many more notable bands within the genre and beyond, including Municipal Waste, Publicist UK, Brain Tentacles, Burnt By The Sun, Deny The Cross, and more. Guitarist Andrew Orlando was the figurehead behind Reservoir Records, a label of the same era that represented like-minded talent such as Spazz, Jesuit, C.R., and Noothgrush. Bassist Carlos Ramierez is the co-owner of Fascination Street Films, a writer for No Echo webzine, and holds rank as the vocalist of Deny The Cross with Witte and members of Spazz, Agents Of Satan, and more.

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Published by admin on 16 Feb 2017

BLACK ARMY JACKET: Metal Hammer Now Streaming Magic Bullet Records Reissue Of 222 Album By NYC Powerviolence Act

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The remixed/remastered reissue of the infamous 222 full-length by iconic 1990s New York City powerviolence faction, BLACK ARMY JACKET, is nearing release through Magic Bullet Records late this month. Metal Hammer is now exclusively streaming the album in its entirety alongside an interview with the band.

222 is the proper BLACK ARMY JACKET full-length, originally recorded and released in 1999. Here, all sixteen tracks have now been remixed and remastered from their original tapes for maximum eardrum indulgence and abuse. Additionally, two previously unheard bonus tracks recorded at the same time as the album – “DANTAM” and “Lying Between The Tigris And The Euphrates” — are now included in the program.

Find the remixed/remastered 222 and interview with bassist Carlos Ramirez only at Metal Hammer at THIS LOCATION.

Both 222 and Closed Casket — a fifty-song collection of BLACK ARMY JACKET’s various cassettes, 7”s, and splits — will see release on all digital platforms through Magic Bullet Records of the label’s 20th anniversary.

New York City’s BLACK ARMY JACKET was one of the key players in the powerviolence movement of the 1990s, the band specializing in a unique strain of grinding hardcore that was as memorable as it was relentless. Notably, BLACK ARMY JACKET was one of the earliest bands in the playing career of drummer Dave Witte. Having done time in Human Remains and Discordance Axis (among others) leading into BLACK ARMY JACKET, Witte went on to play in many more notable bands within the genre and beyond, including Municipal Waste, Publicist UK, Brain Tentacles, Burnt By The Sun, Deny The Cross, and more. Guitarist Andrew Orlando was the figurehead behind Reservoir Records, a label of the same era that represented like-minded talent such as Spazz, Jesuit, C.R., and Noothgrush. Bassist Carlos Ramierez is the co-owner of Fascination Street Films, a writer for No Echo webzine, and holds rank as the vocalist of Deny The Cross with Witte and members of Spazz, Agents Of Satan, and more.

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Published by admin on 24 Jan 2017

BLACK ARMY JACKET “Closed Casket” Digital | Streaming out February 22, 2017

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Published by admin on 24 Jan 2017

BLACK ARMY JACKET “222″ Digital | Streaming out February 22, 2017

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Published by admin on 24 Jan 2017

BLACK ARMY JACKET: “222″ and “Closed Casket” available on all streaming and digital platforms on 2/22

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Originally recorded and released in 1999, all 16 tracks of 222 have now been remixed and remastered from their original tapes for maximum eardrum indulgence and abuse. Additionally, two previously unheard bonus tracks recorded at the same time as the album are now included in the program.

Closed Casket is a 50-song effort in collecting BLACK ARMY JACKET’s various cassettes, 7”s, and splits in one convenient spot. The material included is culled from:

• Self-titled, self released cassette (1996)
• Spazz split (1997)
• Corrupted split (1997)
• Noothgrush split (1997)
• The Path of Two Swords as One 7” (1998)
• Agathocles split (1999)

New York City’s BLACK ARMY JACKET was one of the key players in the powerviolence movement of the ‘90s. Featuring musicians that have played in such bands as Discordance Axis, Hope Collapse, Human Remains, and Municipal Waste, BLACK ARMY JACKET specialized in a unique strain of grinding hardcore that was as memorable as it was relentless.

Published by admin on 27 Nov 2016

WAILIN STORMS Issues Official Video For “Ribcage Fireplace” Via Cvlt Nation Premiere; Second LP Coming In 2017

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Durham, North Carolina dark punk outfit WAILIN STORMS has just released an official video for “Ribcage Fireplace.” The track hails from the band’s ill-omened debut LP, One Foot In The Flesh Grave, and its video is set free as the band celebrates the one-year anniversary of the album’s release through Magic Bullet Records last year.

The new “Ribcage Fireplace” video depicts the gritty, ominous, track with an appropriately dark visual backdrop, the clip filmed and directed by Richard Lukacs of Crone Cult Pictures. Cvlt Nation has taken on the task of premiering the video, the trusted blog offering of the cut, “it has everything the track does – creepy occult atmospheres, sex beats and visceral howls… Hit play below and let WAILIN STORMS creep under your skin…”

See WAILIN STORMS’ harrowing “Ribcage Fireplace” at Cvlt Nation RIGHT HERE.

Also catch an entire live set from the band’s Summer Tour via Pit Full OF Shit HERE.

One Foot In The Flesh Grave delivers seven anthems soaked in WAILIN STORMS’ inimitable Danzig-gone-Murder City Devils approach style of ominous, blues-soaked, creepy punk, recorded and mixed at Warrior Sound by Al Jacob and mastered by Carl Saff. While WAILIN STORMS celebrates their debut LP’s release with the video, the band is hard at work writing the follow-up to One Foot In The Flesh Grave, the band planning to enter the studio in early 2017 to harvest their new yield. In the meantime, the outfit continues to perform live regularly with bursts of widespread touring strewn about.

WAILIN STORMS Live:
12/10/2016 Bull City Records – Durham, NC w/ Motherfucker, Maple Stave
1/28/2017 Kings // Raleigh, NC w/ Lacy Jags, Happy Abandon

One Foot In The Flesh Grave is available now through Magic Bullet Records, on LP HERE and digitally HERE.

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Published by admin on 02 Nov 2016

THIS WILL DESTROY YOU: The A.V. Club Premieres Previously Unreleased Track From Instrumental Rock Collective; Young Mountain Tenth Anniversary Reissue To Be Unveiled Next Month + Special Live Dates Loom

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On June 6th, 2006 (06.06.06), Texas-bred instrumental rock collective THIS WILL DESTROY YOU unleashed their debut Young Mountain and never looked back. Initially recorded as a demo/document to commemorate four guys’ college band, the scope never centered around the notion of the music being commercially released, as most of the band members intended to move on to more traditional careers after school. The initial pressing was a mere 1000 copies, just enough to have something to sell at the merch table on the inaugural tour with labelmates Sparrows Swarm And Sing, via retail stores, and the label’s mailorder.

What happened from there can only be described as a true overnight sensation. The album’s soaring guitar-lead dynamism, cascading cinematic passages, and jarring crescendos captured the hearts and minds of independent music listeners immediately upon release and has, a solid decade later, yet to loosen its grip. As Young Mountain celebrates its ten-year anniversary, a retrospective look at the six-track, thirty-six-minute composition shows quite clearly why it has always been considered a masterpiece by much of THIS WILL DESTROY YOU’s ardent international fanbase and continues to permeate deeper into global consciousness to this day.

Magic Bullet will be celebrating this groundbreaking offering with a special reissue. Set for release next month, Young Mountain will be re-released on CD, digitally, and vinyl, and includes a previously-unheard song entitled “Sleep” recorded during the tracking of the album but omitted from the original pressing.

The lost track is currently streaming at The A.V. Club crowing it, “one of the most concise pieces the band compiled for the record. It’s a short, sweeping song that offers a glimpse at the larger peaks found throughout Young Mountain proper.”

Hear “Sleep,” courtesy of The A.V. Club at THIS LOCATION

Young Mountain will see CD and digital release on November 4th, 2016 and on vinyl (featuring copper metallic inks and a UV gloss flood across a traditional LP jacket) on November 18th, 2016 via Magic Bullet Records. For CD preorders go HERE. Wax lovers to go THIS LOCATION

To wrap up 2016, the band and label have chosen to commemorate the ten-year mark via a series of live shows wherein the band will perform Young Mountain in its entirety back-to-back with a full performance of 2008’s self-titled album.

“I hadn’t heard Young Mountain or This Will Destroy You in years,” reflects guitarist Jeremy Galindo, “After listening through again, I felt oddly connected to it in a way that I wasn’t expecting. It reminded me of the beginning, before we had any clue we would achieve all we have in the past decade. It wasn’t nostalgia that I was feeling… more like listening to the albums for the first time. I really enjoyed that experience and am excited to perform these two albums that got us to where we are today.”

THIS WILL DESTROY YOU Ten-Year Anniversary Shows:
11/04/2016 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
11/05/2016 Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA [sold out]
11/12/2016 Barracuda – Austin, TX
11/18/2016 Metro – Chicago, IL – Metro
11/20/2016 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY [sold out]
11/21/2016 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY

Young Mountain captures THIS WILL DESTROY YOU during a chronological window of youth, energy, and wide-eyed optimism that could never be replicated. A purity of sonic intentionality and unhinged vigor runs continuously throughout all of Young Mountain’s tracks, imbuing each piece with moments of both reserved fragility and glorious abandon that are decimated by walls of sound that could overpower jet engines.

Now, standing on the other side, we see that what began as an unassuming group of friends recording music in San Antonio, Texas was in fact the point of departure for a decade-long journey; one that would take THIS WILL DESTROY YOU across continuous tours over four continents, that would lead to international acclaim and a celebrated discography, and one that is yet to end.

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Published by admin on 27 Oct 2016

LOSER LIFE: Magic Bullet Records Presents Digital Catalog For California Hardcore Punk Outfit; Six Titles Set For November Release

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Magic Bullet Records announces more titles for the label’s 20th anniversary series, confirming the upcoming digital catalog from defunct Central California melodic hardcore outfit, LOSER LIFE.

Driven by the desperation and anxieties of their toxic living environment, Bakersfield’s LOSER LIFE channeled those negativities and turned them into powerful bursts of melodic hardcore during their five years together. Beginning in 2005, the band became the flagship band of the now-defunct Munoz Gym, releasing multiple EPs and LPs with the Going Underground, Magic Bullet, and Life’s A Rape labels, and completing multiple United States and European tours before their split in 2010. Taking cues from Hüsker Dü, Articles Of Faith, and Thrasher Skate Rock compilations before them, LOSER LIFE managed to run these influences though a filter that could only come from a place like Bakersfield, giving them a different take on an old formula and making it their own.

Having handled several of the band’s albums during their rampage a decade ago, Magic Bullet will now issue the entire remaining LOSER LIFE discography – with six titles included — delivering all of the band’s vinyl or cassette-only demos, EPs, and singles for official digital distribution on November 18th. All releases will be downloadable and streamable from all the usual suspects (iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music, etc.) and via the Magic Bullet Records Bandcamp.

Direct preorders for all six LOSER LIFE digital reissues are now live, including the …And I Am Going To Live This Way demo tape HEREThings Will Never Change 7” HEREI Want The World 7” HEREMy Hell 12” HERELife Number Two 7” HERE, and the “Burning Fields” b/w “Hard To Please” 7” HERE.

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I Am Going To Live This Way Demo Track Listing:
1. So Much Shit
2. Reasons To Drive Without A Seatbelt
3. I Am Going To Live This Way
4. Fuck Friends
5. Nomad
6. Writing The Book On How To Become A Monster

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Things Will Never Change Track Listing:
1. Things Will Never Change
2. It’s All Over

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I Want The World Track Listing:
1. I Want The World
2. Dead Inside
3. Bad Teeth

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My Hell Track Listing:
1. My Hell
2. Erase Today
3. Interior Motives
4. Fair Weather Friend
5. Undressing You With My Mind
6. Untitled (Digital Bonus Track

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Life Number Two Track Listing:
1. Mocking You
2. Life Number Two
3. Same Things

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Burning Fields/Hard To Please Track Listing:
1. Burning Fields
2. Hard To Please

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