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Published by admin on 31 Oct 2014

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

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.

Published by admin on 28 Oct 2014

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

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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.

Published by admin on 27 Oct 2014

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

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.

Published by admin on 27 Oct 2014

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

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.

Published by admin on 27 Oct 2014

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

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.

Published by admin on 27 Oct 2014

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

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.

Published by admin on 27 Oct 2014

Now in the webstore: ANCIENT VVISDOM “Sacrificial” LP & CD

mbl162-blkmbl162-redmbl162-clearNow in the webstore: ANCIENT VVISDOM Sacrificial LP on three different colors.

Sacrificial is the brand new, third studio album from Cleveland metalheads ANCIENT VVISDOM. It was engineered and mixed by Travis Bonner at Diamond Factory Recording Studio in Austin, Texas, and mastered by Paul Logus at Taloowa.

The album features 10 new songs of pure brilliance:

01. Rise of an Ancient Evil
02. Chaos Will Reign
03. Blood Offering
04. The Devil’s Work
05. Blind Leading the Blind
06. Worm Ridden Skull
07. Sacrifice
08. City of Stone
09. We are Damnation
10. Higher into the Black Flames

The occult has never been so catchy…

More information on the release is available here.

You can order now on:
• Limited Black vinyl
• Clear 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 LP and CD are available now in the webstore.

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

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

Published by admin on 03 Oct 2014

BLEACH EVERYTHING / VORS: Bipolar Split 7-Inch And Case Study Of Both Groups Now Available Courtesy Of Fangoria Magazine

Screen shot 2014-10-01 at 2.06.56 PMWith the split 7″ between Richmond’s scathing punk assassins, BLEACH EVERYTHING, and Los Angeles’ solo synth creep, VORS, just under two weeks from parole via Magic Bullet Records, an exclusive exposé is now available via almighty horror sanctuary, Fangoira Magazine, with interrogations of both acts and audio evidence of the eviscerating EP. Introducing the cross-examination, Fangoria proclaims, “Waiting for that special record to come along and drive a dread-infused aural stake right dead center through your cold, black, horror-loving heart this Halloween month? Well, today is your lucky day.” It continues, noting the split is, “a chilling, schizophrenic maelstrom which in toto represents one hell of a terrifying earworm.”

Get stalked and slashed with the ravenous punkcrush of BLEACH EVERYTHING’s Black Christmas homage in “The Moaner,” and VORS’ skulking, split-personality darkwave creeper, “Mood Swinger,” at Fangoria RIGHT HERE.

Magic Bullet Records will officially slab the BLEACH EVERYTHING VORS split on black and white 7″ vinyl pressings and digitally worldwide on October 14th.

On this off-kilter joint killing spree, BLEACH EVERYTHING kicks off the festivities with “The Moaner,” a demented little number about a violent man that lives in your attic undetected. Musically, the pace is as frantic and urgent as the final sands in the proverbial hourglass. Drums are crushed, buzzsaw guitars cut deeply across the speakers, and overdriven bass pushes along the possessed and just flat-out eerie vocals in a pre-meditated murderous game of musical chairs. Featuring current members of Iron Reagan, Suppression, and former members of Jesuit and Corn On Macabre, you know full-well it’s going to be a completely twisted take on music as most people conventionally know it. VORS complements the violent carnage of BLEACH EVERYTHING via a deliberate, dead-behind-the-eyes ditty appropriately titled “Mood Swinger.” Synth-heavy and glacially paced, the track sounds like it was written from the fire escape outside of the kitchen window you’re obliviously walking around behind (towel optional). Drenched in the gritty low-budget outsider sleaze that defined many of the great VHS hits of the ’70s and ’80s, this could have easily been the soundtrack to “Maniac,” “Deranged,” “Possessed” and the like. It’s cold, it’s rainy, and it’s highly likely that VORS (aka J Bennett from Ides Of Gemini) is talking and laughing to himself while cutting the phone lines in your neighborhood. The whole bloody affair is packaged in a disturbingly meticulous and obsessive wrap from the hands and the mind of former Kink.com set-dresser STK MTN. This is the kind of record the brown paper bag was invented for.

For further studies of the members of this bipolar union and examination copies of the BLEACH EVERYTHING / VORS works contact the warden: dave@earsplitcompound.com.

https://www.facebook.com/BleachEverything

https://vors.bandcamp.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/VORS/1422738441307315

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http://www.facebook.com/magicbulletrecords

https://twitter.com/magicbulletrecs

Published by admin on 25 Sep 2014

BLEACH EVERYTHING / VORS Split 7-Inch Due In October Via Magic Bullet Records: Richmond Punk Destroyers & Los Angeles Synth Creep Unite

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Magic Bullet Records has locked a killer, two-band split 7” for October release, marking the debuts of two fairly new names to the scene — Richmond, Virginia’s BLEACH EVERYTHINGand Los Angeles, California’s VORS — both of which include some very not new names to the scene. Confused? Allow us to delve…

BLEACH EVERYTHING kick off the festivities with “The Moaner,” a demented little number about a violent man that lives in your attic undetected. Musically, the pace is as frantic and urgent as the final sands in the proverbial hourglass. Drums are crushed, buzzsaw guitars cut deeply across the speakers, and overdriven bass pushes along the possessed and just flat-out eerie vocals in a pre-meditated murderous game of musical chairs. Featuring current members of Iron Reagan, Suppression, and former members of Jesuit and Corn On Macabre, you know full-well it’s going to be a completely twisted take on music as most people conventionally know it.

Like all great bi-polar incidents and episodes, VORS complements the violent carnage of BLEACH EVERYTHING via a deliberate, dead-behind-the-eyes ditty appropriately titled “Mood Swinger.” Synth-heavy and glacially paced, the track sounds like it was written from the fire escape outside of the kitchen window you’re obliviously walking around behind (towel optional). Drenched in the gritty low-budget outsider sleaze that defined many of the great VHS hits of the ‘70s and ‘80s, this could have easily been the soundtrack to “Maniac,” “Deranged,” “Possessed” and the like. It’s cold, it’s rainy, and it’s highly likely that VORS(aka J Bennett from Ides Of Gemini) is talking and laughing to himself while cutting the phone lines in your neighborhood.

The whole bloody affair is packaged in a disturbingly meticulous and obsessive wrap from the hands and the mind of former Kink.com set-dresser STK MTN. This is the kind of record the brown paper bag was invented for.

Magic Bullet Records will let this auditory assault out of the bag on digital download and both black and white 7” vinyl pressings worldwide on October 14th.

Additional news on both acts will be stalking you shortly.

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BLEACH EVERYTHING / VORS Track Listing:
1. The Moaner (BLEACH EVERYTHING)
2. Mood Swinger (VORS)

Published by admin on 25 Sep 2014

ANCIENT VVISDOM: Occult Death Rock Conjurors To Unleash Third Full-Length Via Magic Bullet Next Month

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Cleveland, Ohio’s occult death rock conjurors, ANCIENT VVISDOM, will release their third full-length, entitled Sacrificial, later this Fall via Magic Bullet Records.

On Sacrificial, ANCIENT VVISDOM delivers ten tracks that continue to push the boundaries of both death rock and neo-folklore while retaining the memorable simplicity and melodic catchiness present on their previous, critically-lauded manifestations. Produced by founding vocalist Nathan Opposition, engineered by Travis Smith at The Diamond Factory Studios in Austin and mastered by Paul Logus (Anthrax, Clutch, Hellyeah, Shadows Fall et al) at Taloowa Mastering in New York, Sacrificial fuses all the prime qualities of the likes of Black Sabbath, Metallica, and Quicksand, into a wholly anthemic album of dark and light.
Thematically, Sacrificial delves further into singer Nathan Opposition’s personal ascent into the unanticipated enlightenment of exploring humanity’s universal darkness. Whereas traditional lore dealing with the occult, paganism, and Satan tends to be heavy-handed (and often synonymous with a proverbial descent away from any sort of positive self-affirmation), Sacrificial spins a slant wherein “down” becomes “up.” In Opposition’s world, confronting one’s own demons and humanity’s primordial penchant toward chaos and destructive ritual will ultimately pass each seeker through a threshold unto which deeper knowledge, sage wisdom, and self-realization envelop one’s consciousness.

Comments Opposition, “Where there is chaos you will find us. Where there is disorder, others find discomfort yet I find salvation. Lead me not unto anything. I am my own. This album will enlighten the fools and give the enlightened something to listen to.”

Musically, Opposition and his brother, Michael the Dark Angel, continue to accomplish what countless musicians frustratingly attempt to conquer in their songwriting: simple, memorable riffs and melodies that stand the test of time. Each hymn comprising Sacrificialis hummable and infectious. Like the best practitioners in any field, the brothers make it look and sound easy to the point where everyone listening thinks they can do it (spoiler alert: very few can ever do it). New addition Mitch Keith Morris wastes no time in making his mark on Sacrificial, channeling deep primitive and tribal percussive influences into the empowering sound that is unmistakably ANCIENT VVISDOM.

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Sacrificial Tack Listing:
1. Rise Of An Ancient Evil
2. Chaos Will Reign
3. Blood Offering
4. Devils Work
5. Blind Leading The Blind
6. Worm Ridden Skull
7. I Am Your Sacrifice
8. City Of Stone
9. We Are Damnation
10. Higher Into The Black Flames

Sacrificial will come available on LP, CD and digitally via Magic Bullet Records worldwide on October 14, 2014. Preorders and song teasers to be unveiled in the days to come. Stay alert.

Published by admin on 25 Sep 2014

BEASTMILK: Magic Bullet Records Confirms Stateside Issues Of Two Early Releases

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As part of a swarm of new titles from Magic Bullet Records coming together for release over the coming months, the label is proud to announce the impending stateside issues of BEASTMILK’s Use Your Deluge EP and White Stains on Black Wax single.

Initially issued as a self-released cassette in 2010, which Fenriz of Darkthrone praised in his Band Of The Week features, several hundred copies of the White Stains on Black Tape demo tape sold out immediately. The strength of the material on White Stains on Black Tapegarnered the attention and appreciation of Finland’s Svart Records, who issued the songs on vinyl in 2011. In the years to follow, the 7” and tape became cult favorites amongst rabid underground music fans. Metal Hammer Germany wrote that “BEASTMILK sounds like the secret recording from a psychedelic mass, located stylistically between Roky Erickson, early Misfits, and The Devil’s Blood.”

Use Your Deluge was originally issued as a four-song 7” in 2012. Early discoverers of the EP were treated to the apocalyptic post punk brilliance that the rest of the world would come to clamor for a year later with the band’s Climax LP. The expanded fervor for Climax sent music fans worldwide in search of the band’s entire catalog, which depleted Svart’s stock of the Use Your Deluge and White Stains on Black Wax stock overnight. “Wicked…trippy…dreamy…and pretty fucking epic” said Rocknreelreviews about Use Your Deluge, and Avantgarde-Metal.com called it “downer death-rock, heavily indebted to the likes of early Christian Death and similar noctambulant cobweb-mongers.”

Rabid demand for both releases drove eBay activity through the roof, causing the band to enlist Svart and Magic Bullet Records to repress both EPs in efforts meet the sudden and increasing demand. Magic Bullet will release both Use Your Deluge and White Stains on Black Wax on colored vinyl and digital platforms for North American fans on October 14th, 2014, as well as a Black Friday edition of Use Your Deluge to follow.

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White Stains on Black Wax Track Listing:
1. The Wind Blows Through Their Skulls
2. Blood Under The Mill
3. Beastmilk
(program repeats on side B)

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Use Your Deluge Track Listing:
1. Void Mother
2. Children of the Atom Bomb
3. Forever Animal
4. Red Majesty

Published by admin on 25 Sep 2014

WORMWOOD: Debut Album From Original Doomriders Members Nears October Release Via Magic Bullet

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Magic Bullet Records will deliver one of the most corrosive sludge/doom releases of the year with the somewhat unexpected self-titled debut and incurably bleak and sinister awakening and introduction to the world of Boston’s newest heavy music titan, WORMWOOD.

In 2005, band members Chris Pupecki and Chris Bevilacqua represented one half of the progenitors of Black Thunder, the debut album from Northeast perennials, Doomriders. Pupecki played guitars and Bevilacqua handled drums. Nine years later, the duo have come back together to unleash a sound and a vision much, much farther out on the plains of annihilation than either had gone prior. Recorded 100% analog by Alex Garcia, you will simply not be hearing the sounds of Wormwood on Apple commercials, in romantic comedies, or overhead while walking through the mall. Song titles and lyrics like “Hollow Black Eyes” and “I’d Rather Die” obviously convey a very specific worldview and outlook. The sonic attack is harsh, the vocals are unapologetically negative, and it’s all destructively perfect as the needle digs in across the vinyl expanse of this stunning debut. If albums from Winter, Warhorse, -16-, Old Man Gloom and Graves At Sea frequent your habitual deafening, WORMWOOD should be next in line.

In the straight world, “wormwood” often describes a state (or even source, when describing the woody shrub of the same name) of bitterness and grief. In the metal underground, and with the release of Wormwood, the concept is about to be cemented many times over. Time will mend our bones but never heal our souls.

Wormwood will see worldwide release through Magic Bullet on digital and LP — the first pressing on smoke, black and red variations — on October 14th, 2014. Additionally, a CD run including a limited woven patch will be released by Patac Records, and a super limited run of cassettes will be released on Negative Fun Records. Stand by for audio from the album, preorders and other news to be issued in the coming days.

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Wormwood Track Listing:
1. Hollow Black Eyes
2. Indoctrination
3. I’d Rather Die
4. White Plague
5. Reprise

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