In honour of Slomatics appearance at the Roadburn Festival 2017 this April we are very happy to announce that their last album Estron is back in print on vinyl. The rerelease of the original Head Of Crom-vinyl was sold out in months so we decided to do another run. 300 copies pressed on white vinyl this time around. Please note:
This is a pre-order. Items will be sent out 3rd week of March 2017.
Roadburn Festival 2017 pick-up is also possible. Please mail firstname.lastname@example.org if this applies to you. We’ll refund you your shipping costs right away.
Dual-guitar riff excavators Slomatics released their fourth full-length, Estron, last year on Burning World Records, and for those who’d worship at an altar of tone, it makes a suitable icon. The Belfast, Northern Ireland, trio roll out sans bass but want nothing for low end, Chris Couzens and David Majury contributing tectonic force on songs like “Tunnel Dragger” and “Lost Punisher” while drummer/vocalist Marty Harvey (also of War Iron) sets the lurch in motion, his voice echoing deep from within the band’s well-honed morass. Songs are spacious but consuming and full, and on the 38-minute offering there’s really only one moment of letup: the two-minute ambient interlude “Red Dawn” that precedes closer “The Carpenter” (also the longest track at 10:26). Beyond that, Slomatics offer few opportunities (some, but few) to let the air back into their listeners’ lungs, and that’s clearly the idea. Estron marked not only their fourth long-player, but also their first decade in the band, Couzens and Majury having started Slomatics in 2004 and Harvey joining in 2011 between their breakout split with Conan (review here) and 2012’s A Hocht full-length, released on Head of Crom. In that decade, and in any case well before they got around to Estron, Couzens and Majury figured out what they wanted from their assault, and Estron bears the fruit of their hammering-out. Though slow-moving, the album is fluid front to back, and it thanks in no small part to Harvey‘s vocals, it has a sense of melody to complement its crushing, nigh-on-claustrophobic tonality.
First live-album by Boston’s Elder, one of USA’s best modern day stoner outfits after two studio albums (Elder and Dead Roots Stirring) and one EP (Spires Burn), and before last album Lore on Stickman.
* This release takes cuts from the first 2 studio albums and the EP
* Recorded live at the Roadburn Festival 2013
* Vinyl includes a cd with the whole concert, vinyl has 4 out of the 6 tracks played
* Repress on red or green vinyl (both 150 pressed)!
The day has finally come! The plant informed us that the records will be in in a few weeks so we can start the pre-order of the Dead To A Dying World Live At Roadburn 2016 LP+CD on Roadburn Records/Lay Bare Recordings. We have two versions: 100 copies on gold vinyl and 200 copies on black vinyl. Both are available on the links below, both in Europe as in the US/CA. Copies will be sent out in 3 or 4 weeks from now. Get in on the action now as gone = gone.
The Texas band Dead to a Dying World’s live album is 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.
Invisible Oranges did a write up about the Celestial Bodies album Spit Forth From Chaos that will be out on CD in March on I, Voidhanger Records, with LP release to come end of spring/early summer from Burning World Records.
Chaos embodied in metal is a result of faulty poetics. The chaos worshipped by black metal and grindcore bands is demonstrated with lovely rhetoric and unbridled spirit, but chaos cannot be contained within song structure and melody. Not to disregard black metal, but chaos, in its own right, cannot be caged. As we have all learned, chaos is erratic, irregular, violent but never directional. Rhetoric is an integral part of music, especially in black metal’s multidisciplinary approach, but newcomers Celestial Bodies‘s ceremonious shedding of metal’s limitations, like Abruptum before them, transforms words on paper into action.
Watch the video for the first track The Final Covenant below:
Miracles have not ceased to exist! As we were planning a release on Roadburn Festival 2017 we got a message fromthe plant that the record actually comes in in February. So we decided to set the release date on March 1st and get the pre-sales going now. All orders will be sent out halfway February so you will have it in your hands at the release date.
There are two colors of the vinyl (orange = 100, black = 200) and both are available seperately and with a T-shirt (see the design above). Get in on the action here.
As of January 1st 2017 Burning World Records, together with sublabels Burning Inside Records and Roadburn Records, has joined Southern Lord Europe distribution.
Southern Lord Europe will carry all available titles of our 3 labels and make them available to all their contacts.
Next to our other distributors (Konkurrent for Benelux, Cargo for Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and Clear-spot, Southern Lord Europe will take care of the remaining territories like southern and eastern Europe for us.
It is with great honour Roadburn records can announce the release of The Hague punk space warriors Orange Sunshine will release their 2007 set on the main stage on vinyl. The release – that was earlier available on the searched after cassette on Who Can You Trust Records from Germany was mixed and mastered by evil mastermind Guy Tavares (also on drums and vocals) . The sleeve design (click = big) was in the capable hands of Mehdi Rouchiche, bassist and also known s Godspill.
What if the 60’s were as wildly murderous a time as these strange days? What if it was ALL Charlie Manson and napalm and muddy drugfreak people and Up Against the Wall, Motherfucker? Well, then, there’d only be, like, 5 bands left standing- the Stooges, the MC5, Hendrix, Blue Cheer, and Orange Sunshine. Not that dutch acid-warriors OS were actually THERE or nothin’, the cats in the band are all like, 25 years old, but they sure the fuck sound it. This is the best idea 60’s drug rock has inspired since that time you dipped an entire Freak Brothers comic in blotter acid. See ya on the spaceship. (Sleazegrinder.com)
The album will be first available on the 2017-edition of Roadburn where all pre-orders can also be picked up and after that in all good record ships around the world. Pre-orders will be taken early March and will include a Orange Sunshine shirt with the first 100 copies.
For now: listen to the whole set on Bandcamp, it’s available in full and for “Name your price”.
As a result of JP leaving we still have some stock between us that has to go. That is why we decided to blow it out all at once in this December sale. Gives you a chance to complete your Burning World Records or Roadburn Records collection. Here’s the list of items we have seriously lowered in price. We decided also to include some record from the mailorder that we still have a lot stock of. This offer will run till January 1st 2017. Prices will revert back to ‘normal’ then.
All records are great as far as we are concerned, or even brilliant if you ask us. Why would we otherwise have released them? 😉 But if you decide to pick up only one we advise to check out the Seirom album. It’s Mories from Gnaw Their Tongues showing his softer. shoegazy side (Bandcamp!) and the record is a modern day classic to our ears. Hope you agree! The price is behind the titles:
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 .