On the tenth day of Christmosh, Holy Roar did give to me....

Posted on December 18th, 2015

Employed To Serve
'Greyer Than You Remember'
....for FREE (or pay what you want) for the next 24 hours!

Drawing influence from late 90's/early 00's greats, whilst entirely pushing forward with something fresh, this was the best angular hardcore/metal record released this year. They backed it up too - European tours with Renounced and Rolo Tomassi, Ireland with PARISO, UK tours with Rolo Tomassi & John CoffeyMaths and FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, not to mention other prominent shows with BiohazardFull of Hell and DAGGERS. Mad love came from Radio 1 Rock ShowThat's Not Metal PodcastMetal HammerTerrorizerRock Sound and Metal Injection amongst many many others.....

If this band and album aren't in your life already, now is your easy chance to succumb.

https://employedtoserve.bandcamp.com/…/greyer-than-you-reme…

http://holyroarrecords.limitedrun.com/…/547493-employed-to-…


On the ninth day of Christmosh, Holy Roar did give to me....

Posted on December 17th, 2015

Helpless
S/T
....for FREE (or pay what you want) for the next 24 hours!

I've been friends with Rusty from Helpless for many years and really respected what he did with BROTHERHOOD OF THE LAKE. He played me rehearsal room demos of Helpless earlier this year and I knew this band would be something I would be into. I promptly kind of forgot about them (I was busy yadda yada etc excuses) until I had to do a double take hearing them on the ever-awesome Radio 1 Rock Show. Yep - my 'A&R' game is strong clearly, approaching bands off of them having Radio 1 plays. And here we are now with this EP on CD via us.....if you like bands like Cult LeaderMare and early GAZA then you should have begun downloading this already. Get into one of the best new UK bands....

https://helplessband.bandcamp.com/…/helpless-ep-free-pwyw-d…

http://www.holyroarrecords.com/…/560697-helpless-s-t-free-p…


On the eighth day of Christmosh, Holy Roar did give to me....

Posted on December 16th, 2015

Eulogy

'Eternal Worth'
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As far as i'm concerned this was the sleeper-slammer EP of 2015. From the ashes of Stallone came the brutal, seething Eulogy. If Shai Hulud were British and dabbled in The Dillinger Escape Plan acrobatics and Oceansize-style atmospherics, then you might be close to a description of the best tech-hardcore EP of the year. If this passed you by, then now is your chance to rectify that.

https://eulogyuk.bandcamp.com/…/eternal-worth-free-pwyw-dow…

http://www.holyroarrecords.com/…/557968-eulogy-eternal-wort…


On the seventh day of Christmosh, Holy Roar did give to me....

Posted on December 15th, 2015

SVALBARD (Svalbarduk)
'One Day All This Will End'
....for free (or pay what you want) for the next 24 hours!

Having been the 'UK's Most Promising' for a couple of years through a litany of EP's and splits, it was more than a bit satisfying to see Svalbard deliver an album even better than everyone expected. If you like real rock music, that sounds like it was made by humans with emotions then you need to listen to this album. As well as Very Good Album, Svalbard played Temples Festival again this year, supported Celeste, Rolo TomassiNoothgrush and Hexis amongst others and toured with FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, around Europe and played Fluff Fest and Flood Fest! Not mention love from Radio 1 Rock ShowMetal HammerTerrorizer and Drowned in Sound amongst many others. 2016 is looking like a big year for Svalbard.....

https://svalbard.bandcamp.com/…/one-day-all-this-will-end-f…

http://holyroarrecords.limitedrun.com/products/555716


On the sixth day of Christmosh, Holy Roar did give to me....

Posted on December 14th, 2015

On the sixth day of Christmosh, Holy Roar did give to me....

PARISO
'Pariso'
....for free (or pay what you want) for the next 24 hours!

Amongst all the great albums we've been a part of this year, this release was somewhat sad/bittersweet for me. Pariso did, of course, split up this year - with their final gig being in September. This release (in conjunction with the ever-supportive Tangled Talk Records) was made up of the last new songs the band wrote, along with rare songs, b-sides and covers of bands such as Metallica, Weekend Nachos and Witch Cult.

https://holyroarrecords.bandcamp.com/…/pariso-free-pay-what…

http://www.holyroarrecords.com/…/549923-pariso-free-pwyw-do…