Stream MUTOID MAN’s “Scrape the Walls” over at Decibel!

Oct 08 2013

Great news for all of the folks who have been highly anticipating the release of MUTOID MAN‘s debut album Helium Head: our friends at Decibel Magazine have been so kind as to host a stream premiering the track “Scrape the Walls.”

Also in the piece is some insight from Steve Brodsky on the song itself and how the new band came to be. It’s definitely worth checking out on multiple levels.

You can check out the music and article here:

• http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/mutoid-man-scrapes-the-walls/

Helium Head hits stores everywhere November 29, 2013. LP | CD | Digital. It rules.

PERSEKUTOR : interview & “Power Frost” preview stream at Decibel

Sep 28 2013

As some of you may have heard, we’ve managed to track down the elusively enigmatic Romanian black metal outfit PERSEKUTOR and have made the arrangements to release a special 7″ for them on Black Friday.

Special thanks to Daciana Birladeanu for being our fixer on the ground in Transylvania (and arranging contact with the band) and our attorney Bryan Christner for assistance in clearing PERSEKUTOR from contractual obligations under Thousand Year Reich, their former label. It’s been a long road with a lot of obstacles, but we’re thinking everyone will ultimately agree that the juice was worth the squeeze.

Metal historians will recall that PERSEKUTOR‘s 2006 debut (Angels of Meth) was oft-heralded as one of the best albums of the year, scoring a perfect 10 out of 10 in Decibel Magazine and garnering heaps of praise from Fenriz of DARKTHRONE. Naturally, Decibel continues to be at the forefront of every happening in the metal underground and has already published a rare interview with guitarist Vlad the Inhaler.

As a bonus, we’ve premiered the track “Power Frost” in tandem with said interview.

Enjoy both here: http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/streaming-persekutors-power-frost/

MUTOID MAN = Steve Brodsky, Ben Koller. Debut album out Black Friday!

Sep 19 2013

Hey dudes.

Ben from CONVERGE and Steve from CAVE IN started a new band. Just the two of them.

It’s called MUTOID MAN and the debut is called Helium Head. The album is a full-on rager far beyond what you think it might sound like. You can get a taste of it via our free mixtape, currently up at on our new Bandcamp page.

Obviously, it’s a complete honor to be doing this record with these guys, as they’re old friends and disgustingly inspiring musicians that simply don’t even understand the concept of sucking. Even better, our mutual buddy Ryan Begley is co-releasing this with us via his Nonbeliever label. We’re all very, very excited and you should be too.

Helium Head hits stores everywhere on November 29, 2013 (Black Friday).

CORN ON MACABRE tour stories featured in DECIBEL MAGAZINE

Aug 26 2013

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.

An absurd amount of INTEGRITY news and updates

Aug 19 2013

It’s been a gigantic day for news surrounding the INTEGRITY camp. Let’s get right to it…

FIRST: INTEGRITY‘s legendary 1993 lineup (Dwid Hellion, Aaron Melnick, Leon Melnick, Chris Smith, and Mark Konopka) will be reuniting for a special headlining appearance at A389 Recordings’ X Bash, going down this January 17-19 in Baltimore, Maryland. This will be the first time this lineup has appeared on stage together in 20 years. Keep it tuned to A389 for ticket availability.

SECOND: Magic Bullet Records is excited to announce that we will be issuing the official CD and digital versions of Systems Overload (A2/Orr Mix) on Black Friday, November 29, 2013. Our friends at Organized Crime Records will continue to handle the LP version.

THIRD: NEW EXCLUSIVE COLOR of Suicide Black Snake LP is now available in the webstore. It’s called “Thee Red Fury” and you can grab a copy here.

FOURTH: Check out this awesome interview Dwid recently gave to MTV Hive.

FIFTH: INTEGRITY is wrapping up their final week of EU summer dates. Be sure to catch them in Germany, Norway, and Sweden if you can. Dates are posted here.

SIXTH: INTEGRITY-project PSYWARFARE will be issuing a split LP with ROT IN HELL on Magic Bullet Records, also on November 29, 2013.

SEVENTH: In anticipation of the craziness that will be the A389 X Bash, we encourage you to stream/view the Palm Sunday DVD online for free here.

INTEGRITY: European Leg Of Suicide Black Snake Tour Initiates This Week; Album Available For Free Download

Jul 26 2013

This week, the almighty INTEGRITY embarks on the second phase of their massive world tour in support of the sect’s tenth LP, Suicide Black Snake, released in June via A389 Recordings/Magic Bullet Records.

Following the North American tour in late May building up to the album’s release,INTEGRITY dominated Maryland Deathfest, stormed Chaos In Tejas and tore down a row of other cities across the continent, including the band’s first-ever Canadian shows. Continuing the band’s most intense tour schedule in years, this week the outfit gets ready to take their Suicide Black Snake endtime sermon to twenty-four European cities including performances at Vlamrock, Resurrection, Voice Of Art, Days Of Fury and Bunker Summer festivals. See the fully updated tour itinerary below.

An album that takes INTEGRITY’s roster to new levels of audio experimentation, Suicide Black Snake has surprised and intrigued both longtime fans and newly harvested souls, the ten-song LP integrating elements of Japanese hardcore, noise and even blues into some of the most extravagant divebomb-solos and crushing breakdowns in the band’s ongoing twenty-five year reign of iniquity.

For one week — from now through next Wednesday, July 31st — fans can download the entire Suicide Black Snake LP for FREE… GET IT HERE.

INTEGRITY Suicide Black Snake European Tour:
7/26/2013 JZ St. Peter – Duisburg, Germany
7/27/2013 Vlamrock Festival – AS, Belgium
7/28/2013 Le Pub – Port, UK
7/29/2013 Wharf Chambers – Leeds, UK
7/30/2013 Fiber – Dublin, Ireland
7/31/2013 Trillians – Newcastle, UK
8/01/2013 Underworld – London, UK
8/02/2013 Resurrection Festival – Viveiro, Spain
8/03/2013 New Noise – Karlsruhe, Germany
8/04/2013 Le Ferrailleur – Nantes, France
8/05/2013 Le Saint Des Seins – Toulouse, France
8/06/2013 TBA – Bordeaux, France
8/07/2013 Le Korigan – Luynes/Aix en Provence, France
8/08/2013 Magnolia Club – Milano, Italy
8/09/2013 Freakout Club – Bologna, Italy w/ Hierophant
8/10/2013 Mostovna – Nova Goricia, Slovenia
8/16/2013 Voice Of Art Festival – Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany
8/17/2013 Days Of Fury Fest – Fredericia, Denmark
8/18/2013 Innocent – Hengelo, Netherlands w/ Cornered
8/19/2013 Bei Chez Heinz – Hannover, Germany
8/20/2013 Cassiopeia – Berlin, Germany
8/21/2013 Headcrash – Hamburg, Germany
8/22/2013 Bunker Festival – Oslo, Norway
8/23/2013 L’ Orient – Linkoping, Sweden

 

Now available: INTEGRITY “Suicide Black Snake” LP (Magic Bullet exclusive colors)

Jun 26 2013

Now in the webstore: INTEGRITY Suicide Black Snake LP on Magic Bullet exclusive colors (in cooperation with A389 Recordings)!

The 10th studio album from the legendary INTEGRITY is an absolute monster in every sense and we’re  extremely happy to be offering it to you on super limited and exclusive colors to Magic Bullet’s mailorder customers. You can not find these in stores anywhere!

You can order now on:
• Black|Clear|White Vinyl
• Milky Clear Vinyl

Deluxe gatefold LP cover with spot UV treatments and an enormous 24″ x 36″ fold-out poster… truly a must-see/must-own.

Copies of the LP are available now in the webstore.

Canada|Mexico|World: please order from Dischord.

Now available: INTEGRITY “Suicide Black Snake” skate decks

Jun 26 2013

Now available in the Magic Bullet Records merch store (powered by Shirts & Destroy): INTEGRITY Suicide Black Snake skateboard deck.

Issued to celebrate the release of INTEGRITY‘s 10th studio album, these decks are run on seven-ply Canadian hard rock maple, feature artwork by Dwid Hellion, and available in 4 sizes:

• 8″ • 8.1″ • 8.2″ • 8.5″

To order a deck for your wall or for your feet, please visit the Magic Bullet merch store at Shirts & Destroy.

ANCIENT VVISDOM August 2013 headlining tour

Jun 24 2013

One of the coolest records we’ve done in recent times would be A Godlike Inferno, by legitimate artistic visionaries ANCIENT VVISDOM.

If you took any other group of metal-heads and hardcore kids and asked them to compose a collection of acoustic-based occult rock anthems, you’d cringe at the results. And yet, somehow, our Texas brethren take it all to a whole new level, earning critical acclaim and insane support slots amongst metal royalty on some of the biggest tours in heavy music each given year.

Aside from infectious recordings and wide accolades, the band at its core is a commanding and highly engaging force on any size stage. In fact, if you haven’t seen them live, you really need to jump on that.

Thankfully, the guys make it easy by touring constantly. Here’s dates for the latest headlining run:

ANCIENT VVISDOM : PAGAN SUMMER TOUR :

8/4 Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds #
8/5 New Orleans,LA – Siberia #
8/6 Atlanta, GA – Purgatory ^
8/7 Nashville, TN – Exit In ^
8/8 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter ^
8/9 Baltimore, MD – Side Bar ^
8/10 New York, NY – Saint Vitus ^
8/12 Burlington, VT – Metal Mondays @ Nectar’s #
8/13 Montreal, QC – Divan Orange #
8/14 Boston, MA – Great Scott #
8/15 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie #
8/16 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class #
8/17 Columbus, OH – Double Happiness #
# with The Saint James Society
^ with The Saint James Society & Bloody Hammer

IRON REAGAN ANNOUNCE NEW TOUR DATES & NEW LINE UP

Jun 18 2013

Richmond, VA’s hardcore/thrash hybrid IRON REAGAN have announced a slew of new tour dates starting June 27 on both the East and West Coast.  Tourmates include Drop Dead, Whiplash, Witchhaven, GWAR, Hatebreed and Mean Jeans among others (all tour dates below).

Their debut full-length Worse Than Dead was released earlier this year on A389 and Magic Bullet Records and the 19 brutal tracks of 80s influenced hardcore thrash drew comparisons to bands such as Leeway, Cro-Mags and Nuclear Assault as well as praise everywhere from The AV Club to BrooklynVegan to Decibel.

IRON REAGAN is also debuting a brand-new line-up for this tour with original members Tony Foresta and Phil “Landphil” Hall of Municipal Waste and drummer Ryan Parrish (ex-Darkest Hour) joined by Mark Bronzino (ANS, Big Eyes, Kicking Spit) on second guitar and Rob Skotis (Hellbear) on bass.

TOUR DATES:

6/27 – Richmond, VA @ Punk Hause w/ Direct Hit!, Hold Tight
6/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron w/ Drop Dead, Agitator
6/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Blow the Scene! Fest w/ Drop Dead, Masakari
7/02 – Tempe, AZ @ Cantina w/ Witchhaven
7/03 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory w/ Whiplash, Witchhaven
7/04 – San Diego, CA @ The Yard w/ Raldo FF, PSO
7/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Whiskey A Go Go w/ Whiplash, Witchhaven
7/06 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro w/ Whiplash, Witchhaven
7/07 – Oakland, CA @ Eli’s Mile HIgh Club w/ Mean Jeans
9/11 – Lexington, KY @ Busters w/ Gwar, Hatebreed
9/12 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue w/ Gwar, Hatebreed
9/13 – Baltimore, MD
9/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls w/ Gwar, Hatebreed
9/15 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom w/ Gwar, Hatebreed

New release: INTEGRITY “Suicide Black Snake” CD

Jun 07 2013

Now in the webstore: INTEGRITY Suicide Black Snake CD.

In stores on June 11, we’re currently taking orders for the 10th studio album from the legendary INTEGRITY.

Deluxe digipak with spot UV treatments, 16 page book, full lyrics, and more… this thing is an absolute beast in every sense.

Copies of the CD are now available in the webstore.

Import: I AM HERESY “O Day Star, Son of Dawn” 12″ (/500)

Jun 07 2013

Now in the webstore: I AM HERESY O Day Star, Son of Dawn 12″.

Released on End Hits Records over in Germany, we’ve imported copies of this awesome 12″ for supporters here in the states.

Limited to 500 copies (all-hand-numbered), this is a great follow-up to the Self-Titled debut album put out late last year.

Copies of the 12″ are now available in the webstore.

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