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

Posted on April 5th, 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 Riff or the bands early energy. Sadly, Hang The Bastard have now announced their imminent split, after 9 years and 17 bassists. Before sailing off into the sunset the band will be playing ‘Hellfire Reign’ in full for the first and last time with original vocalist Christopher Barling at HRX.

To say this is, and will be, bittersweet is somewhat of an understatement. This is your chance to give the band the send-off they deserve, as one of the cornerstones of the history of Holy Roar Records…..


More Than Life & Giants albums released today!

Posted on April 1st, 2016


BIG day here at HRHQ with 'Break The Cycle', the awesome debut album by GIANTS out direct via us, in all good record shops (with exclusive orange vinyl in stores!) and on all download/streaming services. LTD LP/LP/CD/DD.

Also out today is the reissue of 'Love Let Me Go', the seminal debut album by More Than Life, remixed and remastered. Once again shops have an exclusive ultra-clear vinyl (ltd 100!), and this release is available direct from us, in all good stores and all good digital services. LP/CD/DD

Stream both releases in full www.holyroarrecords.com orholyroarrecords.bandcamp.com

Holy Roar Records at the Independent Label Market this Saturday 2nd April!

Posted on March 30th, 2016

We have a stall at the Independent Label Market this Saturday! We will be bringing the following:

Test Pressings:

- More Than Life 'Love Let Me Go' reissue test pressing (1/5)
- More Than Life 'What's Left Of Me' (1/16)
- Giants 'Break The Cycle' (1/5)
- This is Hell 'The Enforcer' (1/10)
- PARISO 'Consanguinity' (1/5)
- Down I Go 'You're Lucky God, I cannot Reach You' (1/6)
- Slabdragger 'Rise Of The Dawn Crusher' (1/5)
- Strife ' Witness A Rebirth' (1/5)
- Rolo Tomassi 'Grievances' (1/10)
- Rolo Tomassi 'Hysterics' (1/5)
- Rolo Tomassi 'Eternal Youth' (1/5)
- Rolo Tomassi 'Cosmology' (1/5)
- Make Do And Mend S/T (1/5)
- Pariso/ KEROUAC split (1/5)
- Desolated 'Verse Of Judas' (1/5)
- Tubelord 'Romance' (1/5)
- Last Witness 'Mourning After' (1/5)
- Bastions 'Bastard Son' (1/5)
- Never Again 'Year One' (1/5)
- Kayo Dot / Bloody Panda (1/5)

Other stuff:

- Tickets to HRX: Holy Roar 10th Anniversary Party
- Very limited copies of sold out colour variants of More Than Life 'Love Let Me Go' reissue
- Advance copies of the brand new Wren 12" 'Host'
- x2 copies of the out of print More Than Life 'What's Left Of Me' on bronze gatefold LP
- GIANTS 'Break The Cycle' on all three LP colour variants and CD -Apologies, i have none and Luca Brasi cassettes on cloudy day grey and clear blue skies
- Extensive distro with titles from Burning World Label & Mailorder,Deathwish Inc., Southern Lord Recordings, Relapse Records, Roadburn Records.
- Label and band apparel
- All of our releases
- We'll be accepting card payments

Come and hang out with us!