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PLEBEIAN GRANDSTAND «False Highs, True Lows» pre-orders, full stream and free download 22 Apr 2016

Head over to Metalsucks to stream the new PLEBEIAN GRANDSTAND album and download it for free here! «False Highs, True Lows» is now up for pre-order here (LP & CD). The 12" comes on limited blood red or black vinyl and is housed in a jacket with many good-looking, expensive options. A repress of 2014's «Lowgazers» is also available. US customers : please order from Deathwish Inc to save on shipping costs.

The record will be out April 29th - an high-quality digital download is available now on Bandcamp. A tape version will be released by BLWBCK (Europe) and Tapes Of A Neon God (USA). The CD version is co-released with Basement Apes, and Russian customers can order vinyl and CD exclusively from Grains Of Sand.

«Great bands inspire vocations, PLEBEIAN GRANDSTAND annihilate them. It’s hard not to laugh hysterically while listening to the band’s third album «False Highs, True Lows», which destroys any desire to play music that intense. Formed in Toulouse in 2005, the french quartet never ceased to feed its insatiable appetite for dissonance and bleakness, slowly morphing from their former noisy, metallic hardcore to what could be the ultimate blend of black metal, sludge and noise. On the heels of their acclaimed 2014 album «Lowgazers» and after countless shows in North America, India and Europe that forged their new rhythmical section, the band returned to Amaury Sauvé’s The Apiary studio during december 2015 to prove that their previous body of work was just a ladder to something even more suffocating.

«False Highs, True Lows» is PLEBEIAN GRANDSTAND’s most accomplished effort to date; with guitars ranging between dry-heaving riffs, light-speed melodies and crushing sludgier parts, a terrifying, surgically savage drum performance full of maniacal blasts beats and martial rhythms, and the most angst-ridden vocal performance since the invention of waterboarding. Despite the fact that the record was tracked live and no matter how organic the spectacular production job sounds, everything seems barely played by humans. This is the culmination of three decades of extreme and forward-thinking music spitted out with the visceral, abrasive approach of their early days, and an out-of-this-world recording by one of the most intimidating, essential acts ouf our time.»

TRACKLIST :
01 - Mal Du Siècle
02 - Low Empire
03 - Tributes And Oblivions
04 - Volition
05 - Mineral Tears
06 - Oculi Lac
07 - Tame The Shapes
08 - Eros Culture


VERDUN «The Eternal Drift's Canticles» pre-orders and track premiere 10 Mar 2016

Head over to Invisible Oranges to stream a first track off the new VERDUN album! «The Eternal Drift's Canticles» is now up for pre-order here (2xLP & CD). The 2x12" comes on 180 gram clear vinyl and is housed in a gatefold jacket. US customers : please order from Deathwish Inc to save on shipping costs. All pre-orders include instant digital download.

The record will be out April 29th - an high-quality digital download of the record is already available on Bandcamp. This is a co-release with Head Records and Lost Pilgrims Records - Russian customers can order vinyl and CD exclusively from Grains Of Sand.

«Arisen in 2011 from the fertile scene of Montpellier, France, VERDUN made a name in the realm of slow and heavy music on the basis of a simple three-tracks demo, leaving a strong impression on every witness of the band’s thunderous live shows. With a line-up solidified after a few european tours and opening slots for forefathers such as Electric Wizard, Eyehategod or YOB, the band finally delivers their long-awaited debut album, mixed and mastered by Tad Doyle.

«The Eternal Drift’s Canticles» is the fruit of three years of crafting; far from simple amp-worship, the band excels at creating memorable tracks with their science of instant-classic riffs. A richer background emanate from these guitars, able to tint their sludge/doom roots with metallic hardcore toughness or burden-of-the-world melodies. Another strong component of VERDUN’s trademark sound comes from these charismatic vocals, switching between echoed screams from outer space, spoken words or mournful clean vocals. With an arid, heavy as hell sound, «The Eternal Drift’s Canticles» is a 55-minutes dark and painful procession that transcends the heritage of too-often codified scenes, running away from simply rehashing the past.»

— Recorded by Mathieu Croux
— Mixed and mastered by Tad Doyle
— Artwork by Dadoo Jaxa
— 2xLP & CD out this spring on Throatruiner Records, Head Records and Lost Pilgrims Records

Tracklist :
1 - Mankind Seppuku
2 - Self Inflicted Mutalitation
3 - Dark Matter Crisis
4 - Glowing Shadows
5 - Jupiter's Coven

LOVE SEX MACHINE «Asexual Anger» LP pre-orders & new track 26 Jan 2016

LOVE SEX MACHINE’s second album «Asexual Anger» is now up for pre-order here. The 12" comes on limited blood red or black vinyl and is housed in a high-glossy jacket with printed innersleeve. US customers : please order from Deathwish Inc to save on shipping costs. Includes instant digital download.

The record will be out March 4th on 12’’ vinyl (Throatruiner Records) and CD (Lost Pilgrims Records). An high-quality digital download of the record is already available on Bandcamp. Head over to Pelecanus (France) or Cvlt Nation (World) to stream a second track.

«Deafening isn't a word strong enough when it comes to describe the sound of Lille, northern France's LOVE SEX MACHINE. Their brutal, low-end-obsessed, modern approach to sludge metal garnered them some instant followers with the release of their 2012 self-titled album. Four years and some line-up changes later, the band returns with «Asexual Anger», which achieves to sound even more crushing and vicious. The core of their sound hasn't changed : gut-punching guitars, irresistible slow and chuggy riffs that create an apocalyptic wall of sound only pierced by hellish shrieks. Still entirely recorded, mixed and mastered by themselves, with exquisite artwork designed by Førtifem, «Asexual Anger» is an eight-tracks lesson in absolute heaviness. An unrepentantly ugly record, without any other aim than knocking you down to the ground.»

Tracklist :
1 - Asexual Anger
2 - Drone Syndrome
3 - Black Mountain
4 - Aujeszky
5 - Devolution
6 - Atrocity
7 - Infernal Spiral
8 - Silent Duck

THE RODEO IDIOT ENGINE «Malaise» LP/CD out now! 15 Dec 2015

We are glad to announce the release of THE RODEO IDIOT ENGINE's third album «Malaise» - LPs and CDs are available here or via Deathwish Inc for US customers. The record is out now on vinyl, CD and digital - and can be downloaded for free here. Head over to Cvlt Nation for an exclusive interview (english/french) - the band will be touring though Europe in December. 

 

"Bayonne-based quintet THE RODEO IDIOT ENGINE have been nothing but unstoppable since their very first steps in 2009, tirelessly sculpting a signature sound torn between the most abrasive sides of chaotic hardcore, post-metal or screamo. After gaining a growing reputation all over Europe due to their 250 staggering, seizure-inducing live shows, the band returned to Amaury Sauvé's studio in Laval during summer 2015 to track «Malaise», their third full-length and follow-up to 2013's «Consequences».

While most acts tend to soften with age, the band's work has only become darker over the years. Opener "Le Parfum" sets the tone, with merciless, spasmodic rhythms morphing into bleak, slow-paced heaviness and emotionally-charged vocals screamed to the breaking point. From the straight-up barrage of grinding yet melodic tracks ("Carrying Icons", "Final Relief") to more downtempo, menacing ones ("Syngue Sabour", "Thousand Of Nails"), «Malaise» is a dense album with rich atmospheres and structures. On these nine tracks THE RODEO IDIOT ENGINE's trademark sound has turned more expressive, resulting in nothing but the band's strongest material to date."

- Recorded and mixed by Amaury Sauvé at La Senelle/The Apiary, Laval
- Mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East Mastering, Boston
- Artwork photos by Louis Triol

Tracklist :
1 - Le Parfum
2 - Carrying Icons
3 - Passing Daemons
4 - Syngue Sabour
5 - Je Me Noierai
6 - Ildoak
7 - Makurrak
8 - Final Relief
9 - Thousand Of Nails

DISTRO UPDATE - Dec.13th 14 Dec 2015

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN «Calculating Infinity» LP
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN «Miss Machine» LP
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN «Ire Works» LP
THOU «The Sacrifice» LP
URFAUST «Apparitions» LP
WINDHAND «Grief's Infernal Flower» 2xLP
KING DUDE «Songs Of Flesh & Blood» LP
KING DUDE «Fear» LP
LORD MANTIS «Death Mask» 2xLP
EYEHATEGOD «Preaching The Endtime Message» LP
INTER ARMA «The Cavern» LP
ISIS «In The Absence Of Truth» 2xLP
ISIS «Panopticon» 2xLP
BÖLZER «Aura» LP
BÖLZER «Roman Acupuncture» LP
LEVIATHAN «Massive Conspiracy Against All Life» 2xLP
MASTODON «Leviathan» LP
MASTODON «Remission» 2xLP
NOTHING «Guilty Of Everything» LP
PINKISH BLACK «Bottom Of The Morning» LP
PUBLICIST UK «Forgive Yourself» LP
RED FANG «Whales And Leeches» LP
TORCHE «Restarter» LP
TORCHE «In Return» 10"+CD
ULCERATE «Vermis» 2xLP
WINDHAND «Soma» 2xLP
SUNN O))) «Kannon» LP
SUNN O))) «Black One» 2xLP
SUNN O))) «ØØ Void» 2xLP
SUNN O))) «Monoliths & Dimensions» 2xLP
SUNN O))) & ULVER «Terrestrials» LP
NAILS «Abandon All Life» LP
BLACK BREATH «Slaves Beyond Death» 2xLP
BLACK BREATH «Heavy Breathing» LP
BAPTISTS «Bloodmines» LP
BAPTISTS «Bushcraft» LP
ALL PIGS MUST DIE «Nothing Violates This Nature» LP
GOATSNAKE «Black Age Blues» 2xLP
OM «Pilgrimage» LP
TODAY IS THE DAY «Animal Mother» LP
BIG|BRAVE «Au De La» LP
OBLITERATIONS «Poison Everything» LP
PELICAN «Forever Becoming» 2xLP
LODGES «See God» LP
THE BLACK HEART REBELLION «People, When You See The Smoke, Do Not Think It Is Fields They're Burning» 2xLP/CD
WIEGEDOOD «De Doden Hebben Het Goed» LP/CD 
HARLOWE «Self-Titled» 10"/CD 
CHVE/NATE HALL «Split» 7" 
TREHA SKETORI/RM74/BARST «Tri Muerti» LP 
DEUIL «Shock/Deny» LP 
AMENRA & SOFIE VERDOODT «Self-Titled» 7" 
AMENRA/MADENSUYU «Split» 10" 
AMENRA/ELEANORA «Split» 10" 
AMENRA/TREHA SEKTORI «Split» 10"
TOTEM SKIN «Weltschmerz» LP
ULTHA «Pain Cleanses Every Doubt» LP
FORN «The Departure of Consciousness» LP 
BREACH «Venom» 2xLP
BREACH «Godbox» LP
TERRA TENEBROSA «V.I.T.R.I.O.L.» LP
TERRA TENEBROSA «The Purging» 2xLP
HOUSE OF APPARITION «Self-Titled» LP
HENRY FONDA «Deutschland, Du Täter!» LP
HANGMAN'S CHAIR «This Is Not Supposed To Be Positive" 2xLP/CD
JUNGBLUTH «Lovecult» LP 
CLOUD RAT «Qlipoth» LP
SOFY MAJOR «Waste» LP
PIGS «Wronger» LP
HUATA «Atavist Of Mann» 2xLP
LONGINGS «Self-Titled» LP
TORINO/ZERO GAIN «Split» LP
JUNGBLUTH «Part Ache» LP
LENTIC WATERS «The Path» LP
YEAR OF NO LIGHT/BAGARRE GENERALE «Split» LP
FUNERARY «Starless Aeon» LP
ADDAURA «...And The Lamps Expire» LP
BROKEN WATER «Wrought, 45s, And Seaside 2009-2015» 2xLP
USNEA «Self-Titled» 2xLP
ANTLERS «A Gaze Into The Abyss» LP
DIÄT «Positive Energy» LP
CAVE IN «White Silence» LP
HARM'S WAY «Rust» LP
YOUNG AND IN THE WAY «When Life Comes To Death» LP/CD
MODERN LIFE IS WAR «Fever Hunting» LP
OATHBREAKER «Eros|Anteros» LP/CD
OATHBREAKER «Mælstrøm» LP
DEAFHEAVEN «Roads To Judah» LP/CD
DEAFHEAVEN «Sunbather» 2xLP/CD
CONVERGE «Axe To Fall» LP
ALL PIGS MUST DIE «Self-Titled» LP
PIG HEART TRANSPLANT «For Mass Consumption» LP
ORCHID «Totality» LP
ORCHID «Dance Tonight! Revolution Tomorrow!» 10"
PUNCH «They Don't Have To Believe» LP
CURSED «He Goat» SHIRT
LOMA PRIETA «Self Portrait LP/CD/TAPE
LOMA PRIETA «Love» 7"
LOMA PRIETA «Grid» SHIRT
LOMA PRIETA «Self Portrait» SHIRT
CULT LEADER «Lightless Walk» LP/CD/TAPE
CULT LEADER «Useless Animal» 7" 
CULT LEADER «Grey Logo» SHIRT
CULT LEADER «Scythe» SHIRT
BIRDS IN ROW «Personal War» LP/CD
BIRDS IN ROW «You, Me And The Violence» CD
BIRDS IN ROW «Collected» LP
BIRDS IN ROW «Hiding Sun» SHIRT
BIRDS IN ROW «Personal War» LONGSLEEVE
RAEIN «Perpetuum» LP
RAEIN «Sulla Linea D'Orizzonte Tra Questa Mia Vita E Quella Di Tutti» LP