Artist: Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats
Title: Blood Lust
Label: Rise Above Records
As i missed out on the first original pressing on this album last year i have been waiting and waiting for a repress, and when Rise Above Records finally announced a second press my mind was set for the most limited version of the album, that would be the clear one wich was only released in 100 copies and was only sold through the labels webshop. The clear version was sold out in a matter of minutes but i was lucky enough to get my hands on one copy. They also slightly changed the coverart on this pressing from the original one, while the original artwork was in a red color, this pressing have a purple color.
In my oppinion i would say that this is one of the best albums that was released last year, i like the music wich can be described as a mix of doom and 60’s psychadelica rock, the album open up really strong with the track “I’ll cut you down” wich is one of my favourite tracks along with “Over and over again”. The songs more or less follow a unknown killer wich stalks and murder women in the alleys of London. “Blood Lust: A tale of greed, torture and murder” as it says on the back of the albumcover. This album is just pure magic, a classic to be, and i suggest you all to check it out.
Side A: I’ll cut you down, Death’s door, Over and over again, Curse in the trees
Side B: I’m here to kill you, 13 candles, Ritual knife, Withered hand of evil
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: 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: 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
Purson is a new upcoming band wich i think you all should take your time to check out, their debut 7″-single Rocking Horse will be released sometime in mid March, but is already sold out on pre-orders. The single will be released in 600 copies (100 clear, 250 purple, 250 black) on the Rise Above Records label, i was fortunate enough to grab hold of a purple copy, can’t wait for it to arrive.
The band is from England and the music is dark, occult psychedelic rock mixed with doom. A genre wich is very popular these days. A debut album is hopefully also out later this year.
Kreator have just released some news about their coming album. The album will be entitled Phantom Antichrist and will be released on both Cd and Vinyl thru Nuclear Blast Records on June 1 (Europe) and June 5 (North America)
They will release the titletrack as a 7″-single on April 20, the single will be released in two different colors, red and clear, each color limited to only 250 copies. You can see the coverart for the single here on the left.