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Published by admin on 26 Aug 2013

CORN ON MACABRE tour stories featured in DECIBEL MAGAZINE

Decibel Magazine recently ran a piece where Billups Allen and Brent Eyestone recall stories from the traveling they did while in CORN ON MACABRE back around the turn of the century.

You can read the entire thing here.

Discographic Violence, the complete discography on one LP, is now available in stores everywhere.

Thanks to Shawn Macomber for the interview.

Published by admin on 11 Apr 2013

“Visual Violence: Brent Eyestone” artist feature (Decibel Magazine)

The fine people at Decibel Magazine recently invited Magic Bullet Records’ Brent Eyestone to pen a guest article about his inspirations and influences surrounding the illustration work that became the cover of the IRON REAGAN Worse Than Dead album.

In the piece, Eyestone walks through 5 unique albums from punk and metal’s past that can be seen as having some sort of historical bearing on what ultimately was produced in the final version of the Worse Than Dead cover. Artwork from all albums supplements the piece, along with songs from each album.

To read the article, please swing by the Decibel Magazine website and enjoy:  http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/visual-violence-brent-eyestone/

Published by admin on 14 Nov 2012

Steve Buscemi x This Will Destroy You x Magic Bullet Records for Friends of Firefighters, Inc. (Hurricane Sandy relief efforts)

This Will Destroy You and Magic Bullet Records are proud to join the great Steve Buscemi and his wife Jo in their campaign to raise relief funds for the tireless firefighters that have battled Hurricane Sandy and her aftermath, all while having their own homes destroyed and personal lives turned completely upside down. Please watch the above video created by Steve and Jo, featuring TWDY’s song “They Move on Tracks of Never-Ending Light.” If you have the means, please consider a donation to Friends of Firefighters, Inc. Mr. Buscemi (a former firefighter in NYC) will be personally seeing to it that all funds get to where they need to go.

Additionally, Magic Bullet Records will be donating all proceeds of the digital download sales of the song for the entirety of November to Friends of Firefighters. The song can be found in iTunes and all digital resellers worldwide.

To donate directly to Friends of Firefighters, please use this link:
http://www.friendsoffirefighters.org/

Thank you.

Published by admin on 12 Nov 2012

Magic Bullet Records donates 5% of annual web sales to Tony Hawk Foundation

If you purchased any album, compact disc, or other bit of merchandise from the Magic Bullet webstore between November 1, 2011 and October 31, 2012, we are happy to inform you that 5% of ALL webstore sales during that period have been charitably donated to our friends at the Tony Hawk Foundation for tax year 2012. It’s truly a wonderful honor to be able to donate so much to a cause we firmly believe in at Magic Bullet, as the Tony Hawk Foundation has already given away over $3.4 million to help build over 400 skateparks nationwide, typically in low-income areas and to the benefit of underprivileged youth.

Without skateboarding, I would have had very few true outlets for expression growing up. And I likely would have never found out about all the legitimately bizarre and exciting bands that comprised the punk/hardcore scenes of the 1980′s, scenes that shaped my appreciation and outlook for a lifetime to come. Worse, I would have never had the security that, somewhere out there, there were people just like me struggling to figure out where to “fit in.” In short, none of what Magic Bullet Records has become over the last 15 years would have been remotely possible without the influence that skateboarding had instilled in my formative years back in the 80′s. It’s a gift to be able to give back the same opportunities to young people also seeking to figure out who they are while on a board.

As a bonus perk, I’m going to be marking this donation via a secret session with Tony Hawk and 5 VERY special guests from his past on March 2 out in California. Mum’s the word on details, but we’ll be sharing photos from the day’s happenings sometime in spring 2013. Thanks again for all of the continued support of Magic Bullet Records and I sincerely appreciate the gift you’ve all given to kids that need it (whether you knew you it or not).

- Brent Eyestone
11.12.12

Published by admin on 28 Dec 2011

Magic Bullet & Brent Eyestone feature is Free Lance-Star’s “Weekender” cover story

Fredericksburg, VA’s The Free Lance-Star recently featured Magic Bullet and Brent Eyestone as the cover story in their “Weekender” section. The story appeared as the center spread of this past Thursday’s issue. It covers the label’s roots, the advent of the retail store, information on Moneyball and the label’s licensing side, and various tidbits from the last 15 years of the label’s existence.

We’d like to thank all at The Free Lance-Star (especially Ryan Marr) for all of their attention to detail and care in putting the piece together. We felt that it managed to effectively communicate what we’re about and the sense of humor we have about everything we do.

Here’s a link to the article for online friends:

http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2011/122011/12222011/672149

Enjoy!

Published by admin on 01 Apr 2011

April Fools’ : STILL undefeated…

Last year, we delivered the MINOR THREAT reunion.

The year before, we issued PG.99′s “Document 15.”

And this year, THIS WILL DESTROY YOU broke up.

Gotcha. Read about this year’s gag here.

Published by admin on 05 Feb 2011

The All-American Rejects and Magic Bullet Records team up to benefit Charity: Water


THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS and Magic Bullet Records have teamed up to issue 10 very special copies of the AAR album When the World Comes Down with ALL proceeds benefitting Charity: Water!

Beginning December 28, we’ll be auctioning off 1 Charity: Water edition copy of When the World Comes Down per week via eBay.

• Each copy is autographed on the cover by all 4 members of the band
• Each copy is on limited blue vinyl to represent water
• Each copy is hand-numbered out of 10!

Stay tuned for each week’s active link.

Copy #10/10 is SOLD.
Copy #09/10 is SOLD.
Copy #08/10 is SOLD.
Copy #07/10 is SOLD.
Copy #06/10 is live here on eBay
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Learn more about the campaign and Charity: Water here.

Published by admin on 24 Dec 2010

Magic Bullet 2010 Year-End Podcast Available for Free Download!

As 2010 nears its end, reflection mode has kicked in and I’m realizing what an unbelievable year it’s truly been. If anyone were to tell you that CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE, INTEGRITY, THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, and CHARLES MANSON would not only have records on the same label, but all in the same year, it’s not very likely that you could envision any scenario where that were possible. And yet that somehow happened. CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE‘s S/T (aka The Stereo Record) was unearthed and remastered, INTEGRITY gave us two of the greatest songs the band has ever written, THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS brought their latest studio record over here (our first certified gold record!), and we somehow locked down four previously unheard CHARLES MANSON records for release.

This was all on top of a band new THIS WILL DESTROY YOU pic disc, a YEARS double album, MADE OUT OF BABIESThe Ruiner finally seeing LP treatment, GHASTLY CITY SLEEP‘s debut full length Moondrifts, MEDITATIVE SECT‘s Laceration Points LP, a letterpress/reissue edition of FORENSICSThings to Do… LP, FORENSICS You Don’t Have to Win, But You Have to Fight, and represses galore.

Basically, a lot of shit went down and I fully understand if it was tough to keep up with everything. As a means to show appreciation and perhaps even make sure that nothing slipped through the cracks in your search for new music, I stayed in (this is not a new phenomenon) and put together a podcast (this is a new phenomenon) featuring about 80 minutes of jams and commentary. You can pull it down from:

http://www.magicbulletrecords.com/freebies/mbr2010pod.zip

The show features plenty of highlights from 2010, some crucial 2009 stuff you may have missed, and a look ahead at 2011. Bands featured: DISAPPEARER, CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE, THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, CHARLES MANSON, INTEGRITY, FORENSICS, DOOMRIDERS, YEARS, GHASTLY CITY SLEEP, MEDITATIVE SECT, GOLDEN CITY, A CITY SAFE FROM SEA, JESUIT, SSORC, THIS WILL DESTROY YOU, and MADE OUT OF BABIES.

It was fun making this and I hope you enjoy listening to it.

Happy Holidays,
Brent

Published by admin on 23 Sep 2010

New article on Eyestone, MBR, and the store

Bear Frazier recently interviewed Brent for a feature on the 101D site.  You can read the article here.

Published by admin on 20 Sep 2010

Eyestone v. Playboy’s Titania Lyn

Never one to stand in opposition of large, natural breasts, Magic Bullet’s own Brent Eyestone was recently given the strenuous task of penning the bio for July 2010 Playboy Vixens cover model and Playmate Titania Lyn. If this sounds like something relevant to your interests, you can read this literary masterstroke here.

Published by admin on 22 Jun 2010

Massive webstore update : Christie Front Drive, Integrity, Forensics, Meditative Sect, This Will Destroy You, and more!

An ungodly amount of new items have been added to the webstore:

• CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE “S/T” CD+DVD
• CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE “S/T” LP+DVD PRE-SALE (Black)
• CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE “S/T” LP+DVD PRE-SALE (Blue/White mix)
• CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE t-shirt (limited to 100)
• FORENSICS “Things To Do When You Should Be Dead Anyway” letterpressed LP (4 variations)
• INTEGRITY “VVe Are The End” 7″ PRE-SALE
• INTEGRITY “VVe Are The End” 7″ + T-Shirt PRE-SALE (Grey vinyl /100)
• MEDITATIVE SECT “Laceration Points” LP (Purple vinyl /150)
• THIS WILL DESTROY YOU “Moving on the Edges of Things” 12″ (/1000)
• BRENT EYESTONE “Laceration Points” Limited Edition T-Shirt (/75)

Please note that the INTEGRITY and CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE vinyl is PRE-SALE in nature.  This means that we’ve approved the test presses, but the final slabs of vinyl have not been received at Magic Bullet just yet.  We should have them within a few weeks and will ship all orders for them at that point.  If you are not a patient person, please do not do the pre-sale.  Just wait until it’s all out and in-stock.  Cool?  Cool.

Published by admin on 22 Jun 2010

Brent Eyestone “Laceration Points” Limited T-Shirt now available in webstore

We’ve just added limited edition t-shirts featuring my illustration for the MEDITATIVE SECT Laceration Points LP in the webstore.  It’s printed in 3 colors on white and there’s only 75 of them available.  Enjoy.

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