Remastered in full by Brad Boatright (OFF!, Sleep, Converge) this double LP, 15 song, set contains the bands debut self-titled 7”, ‘Gone Tomorrow’ 10”, ‘Flightless Birds’ 7”, the split LP with PARISO (including collaboration songs) and a Victims cover that appeared on the ‘Cover Buzz’ split 7” with MINE, Let It Die and Pariso. This is everything that Svalbard recorded prior to seminal debut album ‘One Day All This Will End’, collected together in full for the first time, with new, enhanced, sonic punch.
Looking beyond specifics, this collection provides a fascinating insight into the growth of one of the most unique bands around right now. Combining post-hardcore, crust/d-beat, post-rock and black metal atmospherics and intensity, Svalbard are a genre unto themselves, rather than a bizarre blur of styles. This release only goes to cement that ‘ODATWE’ was no fluke – here are another 15 tracks charting the evolution of one of the best and most fascinating bands today.
- 100 x white w/ black splatter (Holy Roar subscribers only:http://bit.ly/HRSubscription) - 200 x black w/ white splatter (Holy Roar) - 300 x white/black merge (Through Love) - 400 x black
This release is also available to preorder digitally from ourselves and all good digital outlets.
Today we are very happy that 'Pharmacie', the second album by Apologies, I Have None is finally out in all good record shops, digital retailers and direct through Holy Roar Records (UK), Uncle M Music (EU) and Animal Style Records (USA) on LP/CD/DD! Darker and heavier (emotionally and musically) than anything they have done before, it's been great to see old fans raving about where the band has gone musically, whilst seeing many new fans pipe up about what an awesome discovery this has been for them....
Whilst it has been four (!) years since the release of debut album 'London', the band worked on this record for more than 2 years, with me first hearing bits and pieces all that time ago. Many people don't know this, but two members of Apologies have worked at Resident Studios on and off for some time now, a studio managed and run by my best friend (and ex-Pariso bandmate) Stuart. Through Stuart and Pariso/Apologies both rehearsing and doing bits of recording at Resident Studios, we became friends - with Simon Apologies filling in for me on guitar in Pariso, Joe Apologies recording a few songs for Pariso and Apologies lending us equipment, and their general support. Josh was even supposed to sing on the third Pariso album that never happened.
This might all sound a bit self-serving or 'off-point', but to finally work with such a great band, made of up of great people has been really fun so far and really rewarding. These guys work fucking hard too....just check their tour dates for the rest of the year for proof. Please check out this album and leave any preconceptions you have about Holy Roar or Apologies, I Have None at the door. Thank you to everyone who has already shown their support!
Apologies, I Have None have released a new music video for 'Love & Medication' here is what Josh from AIHN had to say:
'Music videos are a hard thing to do well. This is the first part of a two part video. We wanted something bleak, depressing and constrictive to reflect both 'Pharmacie' and ourselves as people. I think South Of Devon films did better than we could have hoped. We hope you enjoy this.'
As part of our 10th birthday celebrations we are running a competition to win this Vein-Tap.com 'Holy Roar' guitar pedal worth £120! The pedal is a full bodied distortion based on the Marshall JTM45 with a separate boost channel.
All you have to do is post a fun photo of your favourite Holy Roar release (any format) or your entire collection. We encourage the use of dogs, cats, mountains and whatever else you can think of - the more imaginative the better! Tag us in the photo and hashtag it with #holyroar10 and we’ll announce the winner at the end of August!