As you might have noticed Burning World Records and Roadburn Records have not been as active as we once were. That sounds ominous but don’t be afraid: for every ending there is a new beginning! Reason for the relative quiet period (the mail order went on as usual) is that JP has decided to quid Burning World / Roadburn Records per januari 1st 2017. Reason is he wants to focus on his comicstore Senor Hernandez .
Roadburn Records and Lay Bare Recordings are proud to present Dead To A Dying World Live At Roadburn Festival 2016. Mixed by Marcel van de Vondervoort and mastered by James Plotkin.
Listen to the 1st track below:
The album will be out digitally next Thursday October 6th and later in de year on LP+CD on Roadburn Records/Lay Bare Recordings.
For more info on Dead To A Dying World please visit their Facebook-page. Or, as Pitchfork says:
The Texas band Dead to a Dying World plays a hybrid of doom, black metal, and crust punk, buttressed by baroque classical flourishes and focused on the state of the world and its rather grim prospects. Its six extended pieces commingle melodrama and momentum, horror and hope, pulling the listener along like a tight-wire suspense flick.
Today is the day. The Angelic Process album Weighing Souls With Sand is finally available again on double vinyl since 2008! Mories de Jong of Gnaw Their Tongues/Seirom fame did an update of the artwork (click for bigger).
Weighing Souls With Sand by Angelic Process was the 2nd release of Roadburn records way back in 2007 (wow has it bee that long? We feel a 10 year anniversary coming up!). The record has gained notoriety over the years as the best thing that has come out of the combined minds of K Angylus and M Dragynfly. All though we like Coma Wearing and other releases from them as well WSWS has always had a special place in our hearts because – well we released it!
The album was also catching crazy money on Ebay and such and we also had a lot of requests for a reissue so we are glad to announce that this will happen after 9 years. The double album (including one vinyl-only track on side D!) will be out in March and pre-orders will go up next week. More info on the release then as the artwork has been slightly altered and a dedication to K Angylus was added.
For those not familiar with the album. This is quote from the Popmatters-review at the time: The variation the pair displays is sublime: we get the drone of Boris, the experimental noise of Swans, the mechanical crunch of Godflesh, the epic scope of Isis, the awe-inspiring power of Neurosis, and the sumptuous beauty of My Bloody Valentine all at once, as the musicians croon and scream, the oblique vocals in the vein of classic shoegaze from the early 1990s. The enveloping effect of the album’s mix is stunning, as the underlying melodies bring genuine warmth, radiating from the massive wall of sound.
Uzala – Live At Roadburn 2015 LP is now available for pre-order. The album has been pressed on 3 colors; black, brown and white. All are the same price and will be shipped out in 2 weeks. Get your copy on the link below.
This is what JJ over at The Obelisk had to say about the gig and the recordings. “I’ll make no claim toward objectivity when it comes to listening to Uzala’s Live at Roadburn MMXV, but whether it’s as a complement to Tales of Blood and Fire or a precursor to their yet-unannounced next release with the new songs, their Roadburn set is a beast to behold, and if having been there affords me any authority at all on the subject, let it be to say that the live album accurately reflects how it went down on stage. They actually were this crisp and this on-point throughout their time in the Green Room, and at a fest where the impulse to be pulled in (at least) five directions at once, it was the kind of thing you couldn’t help but stand and watch front to back. I’m glad I did, and I’m glad I have Uzala‘s Live at Roadburn MMXV to remember it by.”
After Christmas, in the first week of the new year, we have to do inventory for tax purposes. Never the most fun part of the year but it always helps if we don’t have to count too many items! So to help limit the work we have put up all cd’s as Christmas sale for 3 euro and some vinyl packages for nice prices. Next to that we do not press any cd’s any more in the future so this would make more room for vinyl as well in the years to come.
Uzala live at Roadburn 2015 is now available on ‘Pay what you want’-basis on Bandcamp. For now only digital is available. The order for vinyl has been put in at the plant but we expect a release date not earlier then February 2016. We’ll keep you posted on that.
We could try to describe how the gig was but JJ over at The Obelisk does that better than we ever could:
“I had planned on catching a bit of Uzala in the Green Room and movesing on to the next set, but once they went on, the Boise, Idaho, three-piece held me in place. I didn’t know it at the time, but they were just what I was looking for. Guitarist Chad Remains, guitarist Darcy Nutt (also running her guitar through a bass rig, for extra low-end) and drummer Chuck Watkins had a new song in tow called “The Gallows,” and that moved a little faster than some of their more plodding material from 2014’s righteous Tales of Blood and Fire, songs like “Dark Days” and “Seven Veils,” but wherever they headed, they were just the right blend of beat-you-over-the-head heaviness in Remains and Nutt‘s tones, melody and lurching groove that I couldn’t have left even if I’d wanted to. They were not to be missed, in other words. Vocals were a little low, at least up front where I was standing, but Nutt has a powerful voice and as dense as those tones got — seriously, there were parts where they sounded like a machine grinding to a halt; I wondered how they’d restart it for the next measure — she cut through with little trouble and palpable soul.
Their set was a highlight of the day for me, all the more because I’d seen them before, knew what I Uzala was getting into and they still managed to surprise with how switched on they were. Remains shredded his solos in top form and had some technical trouble along the way that was fixed so promptly by the Green Room crew that I’m not even sure he noticed. Only complaint? No “Tenement of the Lost.” The closer from Tales of Blood and Fire that begins with a wash of feedback and culminates in one of the sweetest minimalist doom ballads my ears have heard in the last five years — it’s my go-to sad song — would’ve certainly been welcome, but honestly, I think the maximum-volume approach they took was probably a more practical call given the room. I could’ve gone to see Russian Circles on the Main Stage, or Thou at Het Patronaat, or Moaning Cities, in Stage01, but Uzala kept me where I was. They were a thrill to watch.”
Red is our color for Europe and we have limited amounts of the blue and clear version so be quick if you need one of those. If you need the bandversion I guess you go see them on tour or get one in their online store when they put them up. So be quick or these will be gone again!
Official release date is July 10th 2015 but we will ship out last week of June to make sure you will have the album when it comes out.
Quick note to let you all know that the pre-sale for the Windhand – Live At Roadburn 2014 vinyl only album has started. This is a pre-sale, items (and those ordered with it) will be sent out last week of September! In the meantime enjoy the two songs we released on Soundcloud in the last two weeks to get a taste of what the album will sound like.
If you are in the US or Canada please go here, in Europe please go here.
And the cleaning out the closet continues! This time with a cd deal that is practyically a give away. You can choose 5 cd’s from the following list and only pay 10 euro. So this is your chance to make your Live At Roadburn cd-collection complete or have enough presents to last you till Christmas.
Choose from the following titles and put in your Paypal comment box (you also can choose 2 or more of the same title):
Wino – Live At Roadburn CD
Ulver – Live At Roadburn CD
Conan – Live At Roadburn CD
Year Of No Light – Live At Roadburn CD
White Hills – Live At Roadburn CD
Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation – ROADBURN CD
The Midnight Ghost Train – Live At Roadburn CD
Elder – Live At Roadburn CD
Get those baby’s here (scroll to the bottom). Medium has been set to LP to charge the right amount of shipping. For Germany and benelux it does not matter how many cd’s you order it will always be 5 euro.
As some of these we have in limited amounts there is a chance we will mail you back to ask for a replecement title when one of them is sold out.