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Conjurer launch preorders for 'I' // Wren 'Host' released today! 29 April 2016

Today sees the launch of preorders for 'I', the stunning debut record by Conjurer - 4 tracks clocking in just under 30 minutes, of visceral, energetic metal/doom. Check out lead track 'Scorn' on our website or on bandcamp. Available on limited black vinyl, frost smoke vinyl, CD, digital and exclusive shirt.

"...tumultuous, labyrinth metal that draws upon Opeth at their heaviest, Mastodon at their earliest, Neurosis at their most blunt and Gojira at their most venomous. There is also a decisive energy to this band that belies these comparisons – potentially drawing from acts such as Turmoil, Vision of Disorder and Swarm of the Lotus."

Also, today is RELEASE DAY for Wren with 'Host'...

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Holy Roar Records 3 page feature in the new issue of Metal Hammer out now! 26 April 2016

In case you missed the news elsewhere, the new issue of Metal Hammer (out today, with Metallica on the cover) contains a 3 page feature on Holy Roar, to celebrate our 10th anniversary and preview HRX! Go grab a copy - it contains a link for a free compilation to download too!

Get tickets for HRX or forever be filled with regret that you were not there.

Vote for us as 'Best Independent Label' in the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards!

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Svalbard 'One Day...' vinyl repress and OHHMS Maxi-CD 25 April 2016

We are now running preorders for the third (!) pressing of Svalbard's incredible debut album 'One Day All This Will End' - available on blue/pink, blue, and pink variants (100 copies of each). This pressing is once again in partnership with our friends at Halo of Flies (USA) and Through Love (Germany). This will ship end of May. Preorder now.

We also now have in stock (no preorder) Maxi-CDs of Bloom/Cold by OHHMS - this is both EPs on one CD.

You can, of course, listen to the releases in full on the product pages or over on bandcamp.

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VALES ANNOUNCED FOR HRX: Holy Roars' 10th Birthday Party, playing 'Clarity' in full for the final time. 21 April 2016

Exploding out of almost nowhere with debut record ‘Clarity’ on Tangled Talk Records, Vales quickly gained a rabid following amongst the short-lived UKSwell and wider post-hardcore scenes - resulting in them scoring an album deal with 6131 Records in the USA as well as touring America, doing SXSW, playing Reading and Leeds Festival and supporting Unbroken(!) in Germany amongst many other things. It was a crazily intense couple of years for a young band. This level of pressure somewhat inevitably led to a couple of line-up changes in tandem with real-life and jobs getting in the way. There are also now whispers and hints of a new musical direction forthcoming from...

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Employed To Serve to tour with MARE, 'Greyer....' vinyl repress incoming. 13 April 2016

Following on directly from their appearances at the awesome Temples Festival, our very own Employed To Serve will head out into mainland Europe to play some very special shows with the legendary Mare (Hydra Head Industries)!

A second pressing of the bands critically-lauded debut album 'Greyer Than You Remember', is now available for preorder on blue suede/cream merge vinyl, in a new art gloss sleeve


June 2016 - MARE/Employed To Serve

4th Temples Festival - Employed To Serve, Bristol, UK
5th Temples Festival - MARE, Bristol, UK
7th El Diablo, Lille, France
8th Magasin 4 , Brussels, Belgium
9th ACU, Utrecht, Netherlands
10th Musik & Frieden, Berlin, Germany

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Departures join Holy Roar Records, new album due this summer.... 11 April 2016

We are very happy to announce that we will be releasing Departures forthcoming third album 'Death Touches Us, From The Moment We Begin To Love' this summer. Having been fans of the band for some time, when the opportunity arose to work with the band we jumped at it. At this point the band might be considered almost stalwarts of the UK hardcore scene, something that hasn't gone unnoticed by the world: the band have successfully toured Japan (as well as all the usual territories), been handpicked to support Modern Life Is War and American Nightmare, as well as shows and tours along the way with Your Demise, Moose Blood, More Than Life, Funeral For...

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Hang The Bastard to play 'Hellfire Reign' in full at HRX with original vocalist Chris Barling.... 5 April 2016

Despite having been sent some early demos, I first truly became aware of Hang The Bastard upon the release of their debut ep ‘Raw Sorcery’ - a devastating mixture of mid/late 90’s hardcore and thrash metal. It was a great time - with the band rising in popularity seemingly in tandem with Brutality Will Prevail, culminating in the bands releasing a split 7” and playing many shows together. Both bands went on to release the seminal ‘Hellfire Reign’ and ‘Root Of All Evil’ albums on Holy Roar.

Of course, Hang The Bastard mutated over time in terms of personnel and sound - slowly arriving at a courruscating sludge metal sound, that never lost sight of The...

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