Now in the webstore: BROTHER DEGE “How to Kill a Horse” LP
Sep 01 2015
- LP issued on Clear and Black vinyl
- Sample the entire album with video accompaniment on Youtube.
- To stream the album in full, please go here.
Sep 01 2015
Aug 30 2015
As Richmond, Virginia’s BLEACH EVERYTHING unloads their Free Inside 7” via Magic Bullet Records, the EP’s closing track, “Facehugger,” is now playing at Rue-Morgue Magazine.
Free Inside is the first proper 7” EP from punk/hardcore ragers, BLEACH EVERYTHING, the band uniting a set of friends previously or currently also hailing from Iron Reagan, Mammoth Grinder, Jesuit, Suppression, and Corn On Macabre and countless others. Specializing in short, fast, loud, violent, and often absurd music, rooted deeply in the DIY punk ethos that gave each member a roadmap toward individual and collective musical longevity deep into adult life, all skills of the trade are on display here.
On the heels of a debut split 7” with Los Angeles-based Vors, released earlier in the year, the Free Inside EP lyrically delivers rants focused on such themes as self-empowerment and, self-reliance, and for its closing track, “Facehugger” showcases the band’s dark horror/sci-fi influences with a rampant space terror chronicle. The track is featured alongside exclusive commentary from BLEACH EVERYTHING vocalist and Magic Bullet Records owner, Brent Eyestone, on the theme of the song itself and on the band as a whole, as this is just the beginning for this rabid outfit.
Watch for updates on BLEACH EVERYTHING with recording news, tour dates and more in the months ahead.
Aug 21 2015
Collecting the latest pair of 7″ titles from the THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA, Deathkamp Ov The Skull + Funeral Embrace, is now slaying punishing anything in earshot, streaming in its entirety via Noisey.
Showing multiple hazardous personalities of longtime West Coast negative hardcore instigators, THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA, Deathkamp Ov The Skull + Funeral Embrace is just days from release via Magic Bullet Records, compiling both records onto CD and digital formats in correlation with their vinyl editions through Holy Terror Records. While the latter portion, Funeral Embrace, has already been infecting the population since early this year, this is the first time the Deathkamp Ov The Skull tracks are only being leaked for the first time. The three new tracks bring elements of the band to light that while may be unlike the majority of their catalog, they remain equally as persuasive and demoralizing, one track including additional auditory demise courtesy of Integrity’s Dwid Hellion and Robert Orr.
Noisey now unloads THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA’s Deathkamp Ov The Skull + Funeral Embrace in its entirety at THIS LOCATION.
Deathkamp Ov The Skull + Funeral Embrace will see digital release on August 14th, and the CD on August 21st through Magic Bullet Records. Preorders for the CD are available now RIGHT HERE, and the digital available via Bandcamp HERE and iTunes HERE.
Among other sporadic shows, THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA will raid the two-day Deadfest in Oakland, California this Friday and Saturday with the likes of Capitalist Casualties, Terrorizer, Nausea, Excruciating Terror, Primitive Man and dozens more. The band will also shortly be announcing the details on a two-week tour with Theories this Fall, with support from Landmine Marathon on several dates, a large European tour is being planned for 2016.
THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA Live:
THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA‘s Deathkamp Ov The Skull material annihilates all prior expectations of the band. The title track alone is nearly eight minutes in length and finds the band exploring more of a slow, brooding heaviness before exploding into their familiar brand of evil thrash and unrelenting blasts of murderous musical napalm just past the five-minute mark. “First Blood Part II” keeps the pedal to the metal, not letting up once. From there, “TormentORR” answers the question, “What happens when THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA and Integrity collaborate on a track?,” as Integrity’s singer Dwid Hellion and guitarist Rob Orr leave indelible marks with their contributions. The Funeral Embrace portion is five songs of what the band is more traditionally known for: absolute violent mayhem, typically in doses of less than two minutes or less. “Amphetamine Psychosis” sounds exactly as fucked up and demented as it reads. “Serve The Cult” isn’t so much a call to action as it is a demand punishable by humanity’s annihilation. “Savage II” is pure nihilism put to tape; if you play this in front of small children, you are a bad person. “Into the Grave” and “Funeral Embrace” serve almost as a one-two punch about getting real about death and the fate of all men, women, and living things on the planet. It only ends one way, but Hell be damned if the members of THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA aren’t going out with their hands around more than a few throats on the way out.
For review copies of Deathkamp Ov The Skull + Funeral Embrace and coverage of the band contact email@example.com.
Aug 21 2015
This Friday, one of them most villainous live sets ever caught on film makes its resurgence into the public domain, as Magic Bullet Records reissues the classic Palm Sunday from iconic metallic hardcore legion, INTEGRITY.
Palm Sunday is a CD and DVD set which documents a 1992 performance by Cleveland hardcore legends INTEGRITY, captured in their hometown at infamous local venue, Peabody’s. Coming a year off the release of their 1991-released debut album, Those Who Fear Tomorrow, the band performs eight songs from the LP, plus B-side rarities “Rebirth” and “Live it Down.” This particular recording and accompanying video holds a special place in the hearts of the INTEGRITY faithful, as it features the revered lineup of Dwid Hellion on vocals, guitarists Aaron Melnick and Chris Smith, bassist Leon Melnick, and drummer Dave Araca. Viewers can expect pure chaos, as Hellion goads and taunts audience members between songs, a switchblade surfaces from the audience, gunshots are fired, and a general mania overcomes all in attendance that night now so many years ago.
The 2015 reissue of this fan favorite comes packaged in a jumbo double digipak with liners from Aaron “A2″ Melnick, photography from the show, and art from Dwid Hellion. The DVD portion is exclusive to the physical format and not available via iTunes, Bandcamp, or traditional digital distributors. Having just seen its official digital reissue last week, the new CD/DVD edition is out this Friday, August 21st.
Stream the 2015 issue of INTEGRITY’s notorious Palm Sunday now at THIS LOCATION.
Additional digital/CD reissues of INTEGRITY‘s seminal back-catalog are being arranged for release through Magic Bullet Records in the coming months, including the Den Of Iniquity collection of early material and B-sides, as well as the band’s 1991 debut album, Those Who Fear Tomorrow, and 1995′s landmark Humanity Is The Devil.
Palm Sunday Track Listing:
For coverage of INTEGRITY contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug 08 2015
|Later in August, Magic Bullet Records will issue the Deathkamp Ov The Skull + Funeral Embrace from West Coast hardcore nihilists, THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA, collecting both of the outfit’s two latest 7″ titles onto convenient CD and digital formats.
The first three tracks on the disc comprise Deathkamp Ov The Skull, with the title track itself annihilating all prior expectations of the band. The song alone is nearly eight minutes in length and finds the band exploring more of a slow, brooding heaviness before exploding into their familiar brand of evil thrash and unrelenting blasts of murderous musical napalm just past the five-minute mark. “First Blood Part II” keeps the pedal to the metal, not letting up once. From there, “TormentORR” answers the question, “What happens when THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA and Integrity collaborate on a track?,” as Integrity’s singer Dwid Hellion and guitarist Rob Orr leave indelible marks with their contributions.
The Funeral Embrace portion is five songs of what THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA is more traditionally known for: absolute violent mayhem, typically in doses of less than two minutes or less. “Amphetamine Psychosis” sounds exactly as fucked up and demented as it reads. “Serve The Cult” isn’t so much a call to action as it is a demand punishable by humanity’s annihilation. “Savage II” is pure nihilism put to tape; if you play this in front of small children, you are a bad person. “Into the Grave” and “Funeral Embrace” serve almost as a one-two punch about getting real about death and the fate of all men, women, and living things on the planet. It only ends one way, but Hell be damned if the members of THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA aren’t going out with their hands around more than a few throats on the way out.
Deathkamp Ov The Skull + Funeral Embrace will see digital release on August 14th, and the CD on August 21st through Magic Bullet Records. Preorders for the CD are available now at THIS LOCATION, and the digital available via Bandcamp HERE and iTunes HERE.
This Fall, THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA will embark on a two-week tour with Theories, with Landmine Marathon joining on several dates. Stand by for exact details to be announced in the coming days.
Deathkamp Ov The Skull + Funeral Embrace Track Listing:
1. Deathkamp Ov The Skull
For coverage of GEHENNA including review copies of Deathkamp Ov The Skull + Funeral Embrace and interviews with the band contact email@example.com.
Aug 08 2015
In support of their lauded, recently released fourth LP, Earth, Chicago mega trio, SWEET COBRA, is booking new live dates, including a new tour next week on an Eastern US run with Mutoid Man.
SWEET COBRA‘s most glowing recording to date, Earth was recorded and produced by Matt Talbot of Hum and Kurt Ballou of Converge at Talbot’s Earth Analog Studios in Illinois, mixed by Ballou at his Godcity Studio in Massachusetts, and mastered by Carl Saff. Additionally, both Ballou and Talbot make guest appearances on the album. The nearly forty-six minute album shows the band hungrier than ever; the trusted and infectious ferocity fans expect is here delivered through a slick, more accessible approach. The pairing of Talbot and Ballou as producers has truly yielded a stunning, classic heavy album for the ages.
SWEET COBRA‘s awesome trek will get underway next Friday, August 11th, in Raleigh, followed by shows in Columbus, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Cincinnati, Louisville and Kansas City. For the tour, SWEET COBRA will be supporting Mutoid Man, except for Washington DC on August 15th where the headliner will be Sumac. Young Widows will also join the action at the Louisville show on the 17th. Just two weeks following the tour, SWEET COBRA will head to Peasant’s Plot Farm in Manteno, Illinois to play at Low Down Hoe Down Fest with Canadian Rifle, Electric Hawk and many others. Additional tour dates continue to be booked.
SWEET COBRA Tour Dates:
8/11/2015 Kings – Raleigh, NC w/ Mutoid Man w/ Mutoid Man
8/12/2015 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH w/ Mutoid Man
8/13/2015 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH w/ Mutoid Man
8/14/2015 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA w/ Mutoid Man
8/15/2015 Rock And Roll Hotel – Washington, DC w/ Sumac
8/16/2015 Tacocracy – Cincinnati, OH w/ Mutoid Man
8/17/2015 Haymarket Whiskey Bar – Louisville, KY w/ Mutoid Man, Young Widows
8/18/2015 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO w/ Mutoid Man
9/05/2015 Peasant’s Plot Farm – Manteno, IL @ Low Down Hoe Down Fest w/ Canadian Rifle, Electric Hawk
Released in July via Magic Bullet Records, Earth is available on CD and both black and gold vinyl available HERE, as well as all major digital outlets.
Jul 22 2015
Magic Bullet Records is currently undertaking one of the label’s busiest sessions since its late ’90s inception, with a pile of brand new titles on the verge of release this month. Following recent exclusive premieres of new tracks from SWEET COBRA, MEATWOUND and HARMONIC CROSS, the label today issues a mighty free download sampler with thirteen tracks packed into it, including the first single from the upcoming BLEACH EVERYTHING Free Inside 7″.
On the heels of a debut split 7″ with Los Angeles-based VORS released earlier in the year, Free Insideis the first proper 7″ EP from Richmond, Virginia’s BLEACH EVERYTHING. The band’s membership pedigree is highlighted by a present and past that includes Iron Reagan, Mammoth Grinder, Jesuit, Suppression, and Corn On Macabre amongst countless others. As one could surmise, BLEACH EVERYTHING specializes in all things short, fast, loud, violent, and often absurd. Rooted deeply in the DIY punk ethos that gave each member a roadmap toward individual and collective musical longevity deep into adult life, all skills of the trade are on display here. Musically, the band charges further forward on the hellbent path established on the VORS split; absolutely relentless in its urgency, unrepentant in its sonic heft, and rife with entropic freneticism. Thematically, the band calls for self-empowerment (title track), self-reliance (“Sons Of Hecate”), and space terror (“Facehugger”)… all within the span of five minutes. The EP will see digital release on August 7th and a vinyl release on both clear and black wax two weeks later.
Download the Magic Bullet Records digital sampler Vol. 2 to hear BLEACH EVERYTHING’s “Sons Of Hecate” — as well as tracks from SWEET COBRA, NY IN 64, MEATWOUND, WORMWOOD, ANCIENT VVISDOM, HARMONIC CROSS, BROTHER DEGE, IDES OF GEMINI, WAILIN’ STORMS, BROTHER DEGE, ZEX and INTEGRITY — free at THIS LOCATION.
Magic Bullet Records Digital Sampler VOL. 2 Track Listing:
This past Friday, Magic Bullet issued the vinyl version of several albums, including the LP edition of NY IN 64‘s debut, NY64 – the band formed by members of You And I and East Of The Wall delivering a mesmerizing style of instrumental, melodic hardcore. Surrounding the album’s CD and digital release in April NY IN 64 has played live throughout the Northeast in support of their first album, deploying the record’s energetic attack with even more intensity. NY64 is now available on clear 12″ vinyl this week, as the band plots new tour dates and is in the final stages of creating an official video for the album.
Also out now are the vinyl editions of Folk Songs Of The American Longhair and How To Kill A HorseLPs from Lafayette, Louisiana’s BROTHER DEGE – the albums originally issued on CD and digital formats in 2010 and 2014, respectively. The band’s captivating, exemplary exhibition of passionate, absolutely haunting Mekong-Delta-blues-by-way-of-Louisiana hymns and melodies unlike anything out there have grabbed the attention everyone from Quentin Tarantino, who featured “Too Old To Die Young” in his 2012 film and soundtrack “Django Unchained,” to The Discovery Network’s “Deadliest Catch” franchise, who featured “Hard Row to Hoe” as 2010′s theme music to “After the Catch” with Mike Rowe. Both Folk Songs Of The American Longhair and How To Kill A Horse are now available on both colored and black vinyl editions through Magic Bullet.
And in less than two weeks, brand new releases from Chicago’s melodic/angular punk/hardcore manipulators SWEET COBRA, Florida’s swamp-ridden pentatonic hardcore deviants MEATWOUNDand Richmond-based ultra-creepy ambient collective HARMONIC CROSS will all see release, slated to street on July 24th. New videos and tracks from all three of these acts will see release prior to their official release — stand by for all of them to hit within the next week.
Scope out the wares at Magic Bullet’s newly launched webstore for preorders for physical versions of the latest titles and recently released vinyl titles and more at THIS LOCATION.
Jul 22 2015
Florida-based destroyers, MEATWOUND, have let their new video for their caustic “Funeral State” video off the chain through an exclusive premiere at Decibel Magazine as their Addio debut LP intoxicates the population via Magic Bullet Records this week.
Dangerous and hardcore as shit, a thundering concoction of 1990s influences culminate in the MEATWOUND sound. Uniting members of Combatwoundedveteran, Holy Mountain, Headless Dogs, Primate Research and more, this collective’s sound was born in a swamp sewage-drenched gutter where the pentatonic, industrialized elements of crushers Fudge Tunnel and Godflesh meet a sordid death metal edge, meshing Sepultura tribalisms with a throbbing Big Black-style hardcore punk infiltrated by scuzzy sci-fi tones. The band’s debut LP, Addio was recorded with Dan Byer at Rock Garden Recording in St. Petersburg, Florida, mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound, and bears artwork by Chris Norris (Steak Mtn.).
Directed by Frank Norris, the video for MEATWOUND‘s “Funeral State” jacks random blasts of propaganda and debauchery into appropriately scummy, low-light live footage in fully DIY fashion, like a drunken, Troma-inspired, day-in-the-life documentation of the band’s actions. Issues Decibel Magazine alongside their premiere, “Floridian nasties MEATWOUND are everything that is good and right about punk, hardcore and noise squatting in the same dilapidated basement,” continuing, “the video for ‘Funeral State’ gives you a crash course in what these guys are all about: namely, wreaking havoc on any anonymous stage they play. Low-budget, high-quality pigfuck awaits!”
Wreck shit to MEATWOUND’s “Funeral State” through Decibel Magazine’s debut of the damage RIGHT HERE.
Following its digital release through Magic Bullet Records this past Friday, Addio hits with physical versions this Friday, July 24th, the album coming in on both CD and LP both red and black 12″ vinyl pressings. Check out physical preorders HERE.
Advance media outlets infected by the MEATWOUND contagion have issued reports of their grotesqueness in recent days, including Nine Circles who spits, “Bathed in scum and sludge, their heavy, hard-hitting brand of metal is a reflection of the legal and political diarrhea of their native Florida. Their debut album, Addio, is a mix of punk, scuzz and sludge with a sprinkling of doom over the top of this sewage sundae. It’s a welcome excursion from the rote monotony of most metal released these days…” Echoes And Dust raged of the album, “It is more than refreshing, after decades of listening to who-knows-how-many different permutations of loud music, to hear something which, while having familiar noises shouts and roars, doesn’t sound like anything you’ve heard before. Step forward MEATWOUND and their debut Addio. Sure, there is a bit of Unsane’s visceral squall and a little of the Dillinger Escape Plan’s angular anger – plus some Jesus Lizard-style scuzz and straight-outa-Tampa death roars – but out of this maelstrom MEATWOUND create something completely their own.”The folks at Cvlt Nation offer, “[MEATWOUND] brings a dirty death metal edge and a slew of 1990s influences to their brand of raging audio warfare, and will knock the top off your skull and leave you suffering from blunt force riff trauma,” while Absolute Zero Media’s review states, “If you could for a moment mix elements of TAD, Killing Joke, Jesus Lizard, Godflesh, Melvins are what I hear and so much more. There is a power and aggression going on here there are even black metal elements that poke there head out in this monster… It reminds me of a jazzy version of Rorschach at times too. I will end with the Cop Shoot Cop if they were a hardcore band…”
Sporadic live excursions from the MEATWOUND camp continue to take place across their home peninsula — including a record release show in Tampa on August 8th and a Gainesville gig August 29th with Assholeparade and more — with more widespread tour excursions to be declared in the months ahead. Duck.
Jul 16 2015
“Complaints” is the second track premiere from SWEET COBRA‘s Earth album. Our friends at Lambgoat have been so kind as to run the exclusive feature and you can listen to it right here: http://lambgoat.com/features/258/Sweet-Cobra-Complaints-song-premiere
The digital version of Earth is out tomorrow and the CD/LP hits stores on Friday the 24th!
Jul 06 2015
Originally self-released on Bandcamp in 2014, Magic Bullet Records has reissued the album across all digital platforms leading into the fall release of One Foot in the Flesh Grave, the bands debut full-length album.
Jul 01 2015
|Indeed, indeed, Repentance oft before
I swore-but was I sober when I swore?
And then and then came Spring, and Rose-in-hand
My thread-bare Penitence a-pieces tore
Some dudes just can’t get enough of playing music together. Such is the case of Ryan Parrish, Graham Scala, and Brent Eyestone. In addition to comprising 3/4 of the short, fast, and loud kill unit Bleach Everything and 3/5 of heavy indie rockers Highness, the trio of friends comprises 100% of HARMONIC CROSS.
It is Finished. marks the debut album for HARMONIC CROSS, six songs that teeter more toward the ethereal and ambient while maintaining the rather specific and certain darkness that permeates the previous output of its members both collectively and off on their own. The album functions as a conceptual soundtrack to an actual, unexplained true crime event commonly referred to as “The Somerton Man” (also known as “The Taman Shud Case”). In the case, an unidentified, well-dressed man is found dead along a seawall on Somerton beach in Adelaide, South Australia. A printed scrap of paper cut out from a book reading “tamam shud” (meaning “finished” in Persian) is found sewn into a hidden pocket of his pants. The book itself is later found and contains several hand-written ciphers. The Ciphers were never solved. The corpse was never identified. Even the book itself appears to be from an edition that has no record of ever being printed.
Each track on It is Finished. coincides with one of the five specific ciphers written into that copy of “The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam,” with the last track being dedicated to final meditation on the concept of “tamam shud”It is finished.” All artwork was drawn from crime scene photography surrounding the case.
Packaged in a gorgeous chipboard jacket with metallic inks, the album itself was tracked live and mixed by HARMONIC CROSS member Brent Eyestone and mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound (“Star Trek: Into the Darkness,” “The Walking Dead,” “House of Cards,” “Sons of Anarchy”).
No Clean Singing has unveiled the first audio of the debut from HARMONIC CROSS, issuing the LP’s second track, ”MLIAOI,” issuing with the exclusive premiere, “”MLIAOI” is minimalist, ambient music – voiceless and as mysterious as the events that inspired it. It seems to be the opening of a doorway to some corner of the cosmos in which those ciphers are still being whispered.”
Stream it now at THIS LOCATION.
Magic Bullet Records will issue It is Finished. digitally on July 17th, followed by a 12″ vinyl delivery on July 24th, with both green and black pressings for the first run. Physical and digital preorders will be posted in the coming days.
It is Finished. Track Listing:
For review copies of It is Finished. and coverage of HARMONIC CROSS contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jul 01 2015
Alert the media: Florida Man has finally started a band as reckless and completely fucked as the headlines we’ve all come to know, love, and fear.
MEATWOUND is a band comprised of former members of Combatwoundedveteran, The Holy Mountain, Headless Dogs, Primate Research, and more. Impossibly dangerous and hardcore as shit, a thundering concoction of 1990s influences drive the MEATWOUND sound; a magnetic gutter wherein the pentatonic, industrialized elements of Fudge Tunnel and Godflesh meet a sordid death metal edge meshing Sepultura and Exit-13, all while a throbbing Big Black-style of hardcore punk gets a scuzzy sci-fi kick in the nuts that harkens The Locust. It’s beyond aggressive, it’s as unruly as a pet store on fire, and, like Warchild from “Point Break,” it’s here to fuck you up.
Addio, MEATWOUND‘s debut, was recorded with Dan Byer at Rock Garden Recording in St. Petersburg, Florida, mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound, and features the twisted artwork of Chris Norris, aka Steak Mtn. The population takes first warning shot from Addio straight in the kisser this week as Cvlt Nation blasts forth the LP’s second track, “Funeral State,” offering how MEATWOUND, “brings a dirty death metal edge and a slew of 1990s influences to their brand of raging audio warfare, and will knock the top off your skull and leave you suffering from blunt force riff trauma!”
Unload MEATWOUND’s “Funeral State” via Cvlt Nation RIGHT HERE.
Magic Bullet Records will release MEATWOUND‘s grueling Addio digitally on July 17th followed by a CD pressing and both red and black 12″ vinyl LP on July 24th. Preorders for all formats will be available in the coming days, along with additional audio from the album, an official video and more.
Addio Track Listing:
MEATWOUND continues to slay live masses live, with several new shows booked for the coming weeks, including two shows supporting Black Tusk this week, and a gig in late August with Assholeparade, Palatka, Suppression and others. Additional and more widespread tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks, including a record release show for Addio in early August.
For review copies of Addio and coverage of MEATWOUND worldwide contact email@example.com.