Wren - 'Host' preorders are now live!

Posted on March 4th, 2016

Following on from their split with Irk in 2015, 'Host' is the latest offering from Wren, which reveals their most refined material to date.

Whilst Host unreservedly reflects the stylistic impact of genre pioneers Converge and Neurosis, Wren have deliberately filtered this influence through the acerbic lens of The Jesus Lizard, and in an attempt to separate themselves from the quagmire of post-metal replicants, Wren have forged something sonically and conceptually imposing.

A full track from the record will premiere next week.

Preorder now on 12" vinyl LP or digitally, along with a t-shirt.

Apologies I Have None & Luca Brasi set to release limited split cassette on Holy Roar Records.....

Posted on February 29th, 2016

Holy Roar Records and Uncle M are very excited to announce the return of Apologies I Have None on this exclusive 4-track split single with Australia's incredible Luca Brasi. Featuring one new song and one rarity from each band this is the first taste of new material by both bands. Set for release on April 22nd on cassette by Holy Roar (limited to a one-time pressing of 200 copies on grey and blue cassettes) and digitally by Uncle M, this release shows a new side and progression to Apologies I Have None and Luca Brasi.

AIHN turn in the first taste of their forthcoming 2nd album, out later this year on Holy Roar/Uncle M in the form of the driving, brooding and anthemic 'Wraith'. They back this up with 'Red Wine' - exclusive to this release.

Luca Brasi meanwhile give us the hugely catchy new song 'Aeroplanes', backed up with 'Borders And Statelines' from the band’s 7” of B-sides 'Loose Threads' which was released on Poison City Records.

Cassette preorders are available now (all cassettes come with download).

Slabdragger 'Rise Of The Dawncrusher' out now

Posted on February 26th, 2016

Happy release day Slabdragger! 'Rise Of The Dawncrusher' is now available in all good record stores and digitally everywhere.

"A sci-fi odyssey of galaxy-sized riffs and stoner sludge." - Metal Hammer

"This may be a barbarous, pummelling record of decaying sludge, but it is also a confident and thus perversely joyous listen." -ninehertz

"Slabdragger are taking their place as one of the best power trios
in stoner, sludge or whatever rock." - Terrorizer Magazine

"One of the loudest sludge/doom metal albums you’ll hear this year." - Outlaws Of The Sun

"It really is a call to arms for the UK filth scene and puts many other bands to shame in its balls out approach to just writing killer unforgettable riffs!" -When Planets Collide

"60-minutes of cosmic bliss." - Punktastic

HRX: Holy Roar Records Sampler 2016 // Our 10th Birthday Party!

Posted on February 22nd, 2016

Today we launch a Bandcamp exclusive friends&family label sampler - HRX.

29 tracks from Holy Roar artists and other bands we love. You can pick it up with a ticket to our 10th Birthday Party at The Dome, Tufnell Park /Boston Music Room on Saturday 21st May for £15, or get the sampler, a ticket and a shirt for £20.


Bands on the sampler: GIANTS Slabdragger Down I Go Helpless More Than Life Fall of Messiah Eulogy Svalbarduk PARISO Years Of Abuse We Never Learned To Live Employed To Serve Rolo Tomassi OHHMS Body Hound Bastions Secret Cutter Cursed Earth Brontide HarrowedSONANCE Venom Prison TORPOR Human Future Rope Group Of ManMammoth Weed Wizard Bastard Razoreater Annexia