Artist: Black Trip
Title: Tvar Dabla
Label: Primitive Art
Black Trip is a band wich there have been a bit of a buzz about in the undergroundscene here in Sweden for a while now, the band have release a couple of online demosongs for streaming and have performed a couple of gigs already, but now the bands first single is available for the public.
The band only have two members (as of now anyway) Joseph Tholl (Enforcer) on vocals and Peter Stjärnvind (Krux, ex-Entombed) on guitar, bass and drums. When they play live they have a full line-up. The music is classic heavy metal but still it sounds really fresh and interesting, it’s well played but what makes it the little extra i think is the vocals of Joseph. Listening to this single takes me back to my teenageyears and how fun and exciting it was to find out about new bands and hear new music for the first time, don’t get me wrong here, i still fucking LOVE to search for new and exciting music but there is a feeling about this single that takes me back to those days and that reminds me of why i love this music so much. I have a new favourite band (amongs many other) and they are called Black Trip… can’t wait for the album!
Another really cool thing is that it’s Primitive Art that have released this single, i don’t know if anyone of you remember that label but they released a bunch of really interesting stuff in the mid 90’s like The Coffinshakers, Gehennah, Devil Lee Roth amongst others before they put the label to rest… until now! And this release is a really nice return from that label i must say. The single is released in 166 copies on Red vinyl and 500 copies on Black vinyl.
Side A: The sleeper
Side B: Eyes of the night
Artist: Black Uniforms
Title: Splatter Punx On Acid
Label: Hardcore Holocaust Records
Here is a compilation of more of less all Black Uniforms recordings except for the Faces Of Death Lp (well, on the CD version of Splatter Punx On Acid the Faces Of Death album is included) it’s tracks from both their demos and various compilations, the only track wich is not included is a track wich was recorded back in 1990 called “Invocation (Let’s raise the dead)” wich was the last studio recording by the band and was never officially released, i have that track on a compilation tape wich Fjalle made for me several years ago. Too bad it was never included on this compilation.
The album comes with a 2-sided inlay with some lyrics and a biography of the band and also alot of really cool photos of the band. The vinyl was also released in several different colours, i don’t remember them all by now, but it was out on clear, grey marbled, black and a few others. I picked up the black vinyl version wich was the most limited one, only 100 copies pressed of that one.
Side A: Vi fulla…, Do u conform, F.O.A.D, Never surrender, Fred k, The smell of death, Teenage waste, Suck my cock
Side B: Computer world, Sacrifice, The right to survive, Cannibal carnage, G-town, Rokk rolls
Artist: The Hellacopters / Electric Frankenstein
The most expensive The Hellacopters vinyl to be sold on eBay is…. this one! The Hellacopters VS Electric Frankenstein split 7″ on brown vinyl (yeah, it looks more brown in reality than on the picture due to my shitty camera). So what makes this brown version so special? First off it’s the most limited and one of the most hard to get The Hellacopters vinyls out there, released in only 100 copies and was sold exclusively through the label Frank Records members club, so it was never available anywhere else. The single was also released in following colours 500 copies black vinyl, 900 copies purple vinyl and 1000 copies cherry-red vinyl.
This version on brown vinyl have only been up for sale on eBay twice and at the most it went for as high as 408 USD, crazy i know! Myself i got this one when it was released so i payed next to nothing, as i did with all my The Hellacopters vinyls. The single have two The Hellacopters song, one original “Oh yeah alright” and one April Steven’s cover “I wan’t a lip” and i would like to say that this isn’t the best The Hellacopters release there is.
Another of the most expensively sold The Hellacopters vinyls on eBay is the Twist Action 2000 7″ on blue vinyl wich sold at it’s highest price for 405 USD.
The Hellacopters side: Oh yeah alright, I wan’t a lip
Electric Frankenstein side: Learn to burn, Born wild
Artist: Electric Wizard
Title: Legalise Drugs And Murder
Label: Rise Above Records
So here it is, the first taste of the upcoming Electric Wizard album, i don’t know if there have been any release date set for the album yet, but as far as i know this is the first single in a series of singles to come before the album is released. On “Legalise drugs and murder” the band continue in the same typ of doom they have been known for and i don’t think any Electric Wizard fan will be disappointed after listening to this tune.
The B side is a really interesting track i think, it’s an instrumental song called “Murder and madness” wich sound alot like something that the italian prog-rock band Goblin could have done, and since i love their work i was pleasantly suprised when i heard it, it’s really creepy.
I really like the coverart also, wich is a rip-off of the Black Sabbath album Master Of Reality if someone didn’t know that, just brilliant! The single was first released on clear vinyl in 800 copes and sold exclusively on the bands show at The Forum in London. The second run was pressed on 800 copies purple vinyl and a regular not-limited edition on black vinyl.
Side A: Legalise drugs and murder
Side B: Murder and madness
Here you can listen to Electric Wizard’s first single Legalise Drugs And Murder off their coming, yet untitled, album wich will be out sometime 2012. The single was first sold exclusively on the bands show at The Forum in London, England on clear vinyl in 800 copies. There will also be a second limited run of 800 copies on purple vinyl and a regular black vinyl edition released soon.
The single have the following tracks “Legalise drugs and murder” and “Murder madness”.
Artist: White Woods
Title: Where Did You Go
Label: Suicide Squeeze
White Woods are Julia Kugel, most known for playing/singing in The Coathangers, debut solosingle. The music she does in White Woods are very different from the music in her main band. While The Coathangers are more into noisy garage rock White Woods are a more laid back singer/songwriter blues kinda vibe to it, very stripped down and with beautiful vocals. The A-side track is a really nice song in that vain described while the B-side have a song wich is more of a sound than a song, or how i should describe it?
Anyway, i am looking forward to hearing more stuff from White Woods since i really liked the song “Where did you go”. The single is released in 500 copies, with 100 copies on lavendel (purple) vinyl and 400 copies on black vinyl.
Side A: Where did you go
Side B: Paper cutouts
Artist: The Coathangers / Davila 666
Label: Suicide Squeeze
Yet another great release by The Coathangers, here is their brand new split 7″-single with Puerto Rico’s Davila 666. I had never heard of Davila 666 before i heard this single their music is a garage rock kinda thing sung in their native language, mexican. It sounds pretty cool, but still nothing i would buy really.
The Coathangers side is of way more interest, its a brand new track called “Smother” wich sound alot as the tracks on their latest Lp Larceny And Old Lace, it would have fitted in perfectly on that album. The music is garage rock mixed with popish melodies, it sound really unique i think. Looking forward to more 7″-singles from this band.
The single is released in 750 copies, 250 copies on gold vinyl and 500 copies on black vinyl.
The Coathangers Side: Smother
Davila666 Side: No crees que ya cansa
Artist: Imperial State Electric
Title: I Ain’t Gonna Be History
Label: Onslaught Of Steel
So it finally arrives, the 6th 7″-single from Nicke Andersson’s Imperial State Electric. Before anything else i must say that i love the cover, not so much the art of the cover but the fact how the cover is made, you see the fish wich holds the actual vinyl, i just love it when i get albums and singles that look a bit different. If you wanna see how the record look with the single in it, and the way the frontcover is shaped to hold the actual vinyl, you can click here.
The single have two cover songs, the A-side’s title track “I Ain’t Gonna Be History” originally by The Maniacs wich is a fast rock n roll tune wich is hard to not love, and as always when it comes to Nicke Andersson he makes it sound like his own song. On the B-side is the slower and not too exciting track “Wild Tales” originally by Graham Nash, this song is not that special i think so when i put this single on the turntable it is to enjoy the A-side, that for sure.
The single was released in a total of 500 copies, 100 on white vinyl and 400 on black vinyl. Sadly i missed out on the white vinyl but still glad i got hold of the black one, after all it’s the music that is important…. eventhough it’s so much sweeter to have the most limited edition!
Side A: I ain’t gonna be history
Side B: Wild tales
Artist: Imperial State Electric
Title: Pop War
This album have been rotating nonstop on my turntable ever since i got it, i think it’s really brilliant! As the title indicates Nicke Andersson here takes his Imperial State Electric to a more melodic pop vibe, if the debut album was a popish rock album i would say that this album is a bit more rockish pop album if you know what i mean. The vinyl opens up really strong with one of the best track on the album “Uh Huh” wich is a really good tune with hooks and melodies that sticks with you, just plain listening pleasure as always when Nicke is releasing music. And the albums just keeps going from that point on, sure it have a few songs wich isnt that top-notch but overall its a great album, and at this point i must say i like this one better than the debut. My favourite tracks are “Uh Huh”, “Sheltered In The Sand”, The Narrow Line” and “Enough To Break Your Heart”.
The biggest different on this album compare to earlier Imperial State Electric releases is that this time they have recorded the album as a band, and not Nicke doing all the stuff by himself. He simply brought in his touringband to join in with the recodingsessions.
When the art for the cover was first released i wasnt that pleased with it, it looked kinda silly, well it still kind of does, but holding the vinyl infront of you it sure looks very stylish, clean so to speak, delivered in a really nice gatefold sleeve wich have the lyrics and a collage of the band on the inside of the foldout. This version i picked up is the red vinyl limited to 600 copies, the album is also released in clear and black vinyl. And as i couldn’t find any song from the album on YouTube i have added the track “Rock Science” for you to listen to, the track is from the boardgame with the same name. Enjoy!
Side A: Uh huh, The narrow line, Can’t seem to shake it off my mind, Back on main, Waltz for vincent
Side B: Sheltered in the sand, Empty hands, Monarchy madness, Deride and conquer, Enough to break your heart
Swedish Death Metal band Unleashed will release their new album Odalheim on April 20 through the recordlabel Nuclear Blast Record. The album will be available on Cd and Vinyl, the vinyl will be released in two different colors, one black vinyl (regular version) and on white vinyl (limited edition version) both in gatefoldsleeve 180g vinyl and with a poster. The white vinyl is available exclusivly through the Nuclear Blast Mailorder and will be handnumbered.
Fimbulwinter, Odalheim, White christ, The hour of defeat, Gathering the battalions, Vinland, Rise of the maya warriors, By celtic and british shores, The soil of our fathers, Germania, The great battle of odlaheim.
With “Odalheim”, Swedish death metal pioneers UNLEASHED not only present the successor of “As Yggdrasil Trembles” in the year 2012, but also continue telling their post-doomsday story, of course embedded into the Norse mythology. After the mighty world tree Yggdrasil had trembled and rung in the end of the world, Fimbul winter followed: Three years of darkness and coldness, during which Mother Nature took back what was rightfully hers. This caused the end of life as we know it. Ragnarök. But the warriors who’ve survived will build a new world out of the old one’s ashes. Right here, the story of “Odalheim” begins.