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Published by admin on 17 Feb 2012

REPRESS : MEDITATIVE SECT “LACERATION POINTS” LP & T-SHIRT

Now available in the webstore: MEDITATIVE SECT Laceration Points LP (second press) and t-shirts featuring the cover art.

MEDITATIVE SECT is the sum of the parts brought forth by Mike Haley, Brent Eyestone, Sean Connolly, and Graham Scala from within a cavernous room packed to gills with vintage gear, hand-built electronics, and massive amplification. Introspective isolationist soundtracks ensue.

The first pressing of this LP was offered in August of 2010 on purple vinyl and has been out of print for well over a year now. We’re happy to bring it back in its original form: 3-color hand-screened kraft natural chipboard jacket featuring the original illustration drawn by Eyestone, this time signed/numbered out of an edition of 115. A complimentary digital download coupon accompanies every copy.

The second run of t-shirts is on 100% white cotton. 3 color print job.

To order this LP and/or t-shirt, head on over to the webstore.

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 03 Jan 2011

Graham Scala’s Favorite Albums of 2010

Graham Scala (FORENSICS, MEDITATIVE SECT, VENTOUX, et al) has turned in his year-end top 10 favorite album list to RVA.

You can check out his picks here.

Graham has been one of the most solid friends and musical conspirators any guy could ever ask for over the years and I highly value his musical tastes and opinions higher than most human beings out there. You’d do well to do the same… enjoy and happy new year, everybody!

Published by admin on 26 Dec 2010

Meditative Sect “Laceration Points” LP out of print: free Mp3 download


Earlier in the year, we released Laceration Points, the first proper full-length LP from MEDITATIVE SECT. Issued in a strict edition of 150 copies with hand-screened covers and hand-numbered labels (each with a unique doodle), the album is now SOLD OUT across all physical media. If you missed out, worry not – we’re now offering the recording free of charge as part of our upbeat year-end mood of goodwill.

You can claim your free album via this link:
http://www.magicbulletrecords.com/freebies/mbl137.zip

For the uninitiated, MEDITATIVE SECT is a semi-annual gathering of Mike Haley, Graham Scala, Brent Eyestone, and Sean Connolly… ultimately culminating in the audio documentation of 4 friends locked into rooms containing piles of instruments, amplification, stimulants, depressants, and gadgets galore. The material is later edited down off-site and issued in small public batches for those looking for something a little different in their listening habits.

Laceration Points in particular captures an intense and focused experiment in both sound and mood, of which there is virtually no distinction upon playback.

Enjoy.

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 28 Oct 2010

Extensive interview with Ryan Parrish (Years, Suppression, Ghastly City Sleep, etc.)

Graham Scala (of FORENSICS, REAL TALK, VENTOUX, MEDITATIVE SECT, et al) sat down with Ryan Parrish (YEARS, SUPPRESSION, GHASTLY CITY SLEEP, et al) for a rather comprehensive overview and discussion on all of the musical projects he’s currently involved with.

In 2010 alone, Magic Bullet has issued no less than three full lengths (one being a double disc) involving Ryan’s projects. Needless to say, his passion for music and his commitment toward performing relentlessly around the world before people is unquestionable.

The interview is featured in RVA Magazine and can be read in its entirety here.  Enjoy.

Published by admin on 01 Jul 2010

August 10, 2010 = huge street date

This is an ad I just wrapped up for Decibel #71, which will be on your newsstand August 5.

Five days later, we’re going to have one of our biggest release dates ever, both in quantity and the overall heavy-hitterness involved.

If the type of person to support your local independent record store, first of all, bless your heart. But secondly, make sure your local shop is stocked on the following so that you can snatch them up:

• CHARLES MANSON “Air” CD/LP
• CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE “S/T” reissue LP/DVD
• FORENSICS “Things To Do When You Should Be Dead Anyway” reissue LP (Aaron Horkey letterpress edition)
• INTEGRITY “VVe Are the End” 7″
• MEDITATIVE SECT “Laceration Points” LP
• THIS WILL DESTROY YOU “Moving on the Edges of Things” picture disc 12″

Most of these items are in the webstore now as well.  Enjoy.

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.

Published by admin on 22 Jun 2010

Detail : Meditative Sect “Laceration Points” LP : now available in webstore

Here’s some detail photos of the artwork from the brand new MEDITATIVE SECT “Laceration Points” LP we’re now offering in the webstore.  The art is silkscreened onto kraft chipboard jackets and is 3 colors culled from an illustration I did a few months back specifically for the LP.  The band is myself, Graham Scala, Mike Haley, and Sean Connolly. The jams are pensive and almost trance-like. Picture a very dark and menacing beauty with a silver lining of hope and you’re on your way. Only 150 of these exist, so act now if you’re interested!