Posted on January 8th, 2016
NOW THEN. We've had a massive overhaul and stock check and all that over Christmas. We found LOADS of rare items, limited editions amongst other bits. To 'celebrate' we are doing the following -
- All 8 of our 2015 LP releases for £80 post paid (uk)
- 4 x 2015 LPs for £40 (your pick!)
- All 6 of our 2015 CD releases for £40 post paid (uk)
- 3 x 2015 CDs for £20 (your pick!)
- Loads of new SALE items, such as More Than Life scarfs, Holy Roar shirts and beanies, Brontide and much more!
- Rolo Tomassi 'Grievances' on marbled grey vinyl (5 copies found!) limited to 246 pressed.
- More Than Life 'What's Left of Me' tri-colour vinyl - 1 copy! (200 made)
- Rough Hands - 2 copies of the s/t debut 7" along with limited black copies (/100) of 'Nothing's Changed'
- PARISO 'Consanguinity' vinyl (last few copies!)
- Strife 'Witness a Rebirth' - 1 copy on vinyl!
- Desolated 'Verse of Judas' - two copies left on vinyl!
- Abolition - two copies of the album on vinyl left!
- We Never Learned To Live - 1 LP and 1 cassette of their debut s/t EP! we also now have copies of the 2nd pressing of debut album 'Silently...' in stock on ultra clear vinyl and 4 copies of the orange and purple versions!
- Down I Go 'Panther' t-shirts
- 1 copy of the long out of print 10" 'Holy Monsters' featuring rare tracks by Brontide, Holy State, Shapes and The Tupolev Ghost.
- 1 copy of the 3rd pressing of the original Rolo Tomassi cdep from 2006/2007!
- 1 copy of the Maths/ Throats original cd from 2008!
- 1 copy of the original dananananaykroyd 'Sissy Hits' CDEP!
- 1 copy of the 'Happy Holy Roar 1.1' CD compilation only previously released in Japan!
- 1 copy of the Gallops CDEP.
- 1 copy of the Grazes 7" ep
- 1 copy of the Young Legionnaire 'Colossus/Iron Dream' 7" on yellow vinyl.
- 1 copy of the Nibiru 'Earthbreeder' 7"
...and loads more at great reduced prices, and rarities. Check it all out.
Posted on December 24th, 2015
Here's a selection of our albums of the year by me and a bunch of our bands. Also have a playlist of some of my favourite songs of the year (quite different to album selections!) - https://open.spotify.com/…/…/playlist/5MSu9nIQ4AfVj03jsWQQkQ
In no order apart from no.1......
Alex (Holy Roar)
1. Goatsnake - ‘Black Age Blues’ (Southern Lord)
Super uplifting, fun, but with the thickest best riffs and catchiest songs. Party stoner.
2. Elder - 'Lore’ (Stickman Records)
Untouchable prog/stoner, everything about this is perfect.
3. Blanck Mass - 'Dumb Flesh’ (Sacred Bones)
Side project of Ben Fuck Buttons comes into focus on 2nd LP and is better than any Fuck Buttons album.
4. HEALTH - 'Death Magic’ (Loma Vista Recordings)
Starting to sound a bit Depeche Mode, whilst still sounding like no one else. Raised their game again.
5. Indian Wells - 'Pause’ (Bad Panda Records)
Stunning, slow-burn electronica where each song unfolds beautiful. Really evocative stuff that paints pictures in my head.
6. Maruta - 'Remain Dystopian’ (Relapse)
Like a more death-metal leaning Discordance Axis. Unfathomable yet paradoxically catchy riffing.
7. Misþyrming - 'Söngvar elds og óreiðu’ (Terratur Possessions, Fallen Empire Records, Vánagandr)
The best black metal record this year. Fittingly, from Iceland.
8. Oblivionized - 'Life Is A Struggle, Give Up’ (Secret Law Records)
A British band standing toe-to-toe with any Pig Destroyer record, mindblowing.
'Weltschmerz' (+ split 7" with Yautja, both on Gilead Media)
My favourite modern doom band just keep proving themselves over and over....
10. Xibalba - 'Tierra Y Libertad' (Southern Lord)
Honourable mentions to - Viet Cong, Bring Me The Horizon, The Body & Thou, Cloud Rat, Caspian, Cult Leader, Deafheaven, Envy, HNRK, Hudson Mohawke, Rustie, Kublai Khan, Lapalux, Liturgy, Misogi, No Devotion, Prefuse 73, The Story So Far.
Sumac – The Deal
Dragged Into Sunlight/ Gnaw Their Tongues – NV
Hope Drone – Cloak Of Ash
Marriages – Salome
Pissgrave – Suicide Euphoria
Chelsea Wolfe – Abyss
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress’
Mgla – Exercises In Futility
Mastery – Valis
Ad Nauseum – Nihil Quam Vacuitas Ordinatum Est
MINE/Group of Man (group effort)
Svalbard - One Day All This Will End
Your Old Droog - Kinison
Knxwledge - Hud Dreams
Rival Consoles - Howl
Bjork - Vulnicura
Four Tet - Morning/Evening
JME - Integrity
Drug Church - Hit Your Head
Sheer Mag - 2
Self Defense Family - Heaven Is Earth
1. Mgla - Exercises in Futility
2. Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful
3. Envy - Athiest's Corner
4. Ghost Bath - Moonlover
5. Children of Bodom - I Worship Chaos
6. Tribulation - The Children Of The Night
7. Ghost - Meliora
8. Pink Shiny Ultra Blast - Everything Else Matters
9. Birds In Row - Personal War
10. Leviathan - Scar Sighted
Rough Hands (group effort)
Death Grips - The Powers That B
Girl Band - Holding Hands With Jamie
Turnover - Peripheral Vision
Deafheaven - New Bermuda
George Fitzgerald - Fading Love
Wavves/Cloud Nothings - No Life For Me
Birdskulls - Trickle
Tame Impala - Currents
Mac Demarco - Another One
Jamie XX - In Colour
Harry (Up River)
1. When People Grow, People Go - Blacklisted
2. If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late - Drake
3. Modern Living - White Jazz
4. Peripheral Vision - Turnover
5. You Destroy Yourself - Sweet Jesus
6. Lightless Walk - Cult Leader
7. Tide - Miles Away
8. Party Adjacent - Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room
9. One Day This Will All End - Svalbard
10. Boxkite S/T - Boxkite
Rolo Tomassi (group effort)
Hop Along - Painted Shut
Tame Impala - Currents
Sidekicks - Runners In The Nerved World
Pinkshinyultrablast - Everything Else Matters
West Kust - Last Forever
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
The World Is A Beautiful Place... - Harmlessness
Deafheaven - New Bermuda
Joanna Newsome - Divers
Rafael Anton Irisarri - A Fragile Geography
Xibalba - Tierra Y Libertad
Razoreater - Vaccum of Nihil
Frontierer - Orange Mathematics
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress
Chelsea Wolfe - Abyss
Drake - If You're Reading This It's Too Late
Black Breath - Slaves Beyond Death
The Prestige - Amer
Liturgy - The Ark Work
We Never Learned To Live - Silently, I Threw Them Skyward