Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

I have a winner in the "Bleach Blood Vinyl Contest", the band's last EP 'The Young Heartbreakers Club'  Winner will be announced as soon as they get back to me!

Thank you to all who entered and look for more contests coming soon!


from our friend Bob at

Upcoming Releases:

HOWL - Bloodlines

Release Dates:
April 30, 2013 - N.America  April 26, 2013  - Germany/Benelux  April 29, 2013 - UK/World


Howl returns to the scene with ‘Bloodlines’ the follow up to their critically acclaimed debut full length ‘Full Of Hell’.  Several years of relentless touring with the likes of Saint Vitus, Kylesa, Pentagram and many many more has paid off in spades, as ‘Bloodlines’ finds Howl having grown into a fully developed metal beast.   With producer Zeus (Hatebreed, Crowbar, Terror, etc) at the helm, Howl have settled into their groove as masters of the riff.  This is a pummeling, aggressive, muscle-y record that will leave you humming its hooks after it kicks out your teeth.   

COUGH / WINDHAND - Reflection of the Negative

Release Dates:
April 16, 2013 -  N.America  April 12, 2013  - Germany/Benelux  April 15, 2013 -  UK/World


Richmond, Virginia’s twin titans of doom team up for the split album of the year with ‘Reflection Of The Negative’.  Cough deliver a typically electrifying one song down-tuned epic side, while Windhand serve up two brand new songs for their half of the dirge.  This is premier doom at its absolute gloomiest.   

Exclusive Relapse super limited edition mailorder only black/white combo vinyl available.  

TOXIC HOLOCAUST - From the Ashes of Nuclear Destruction

Release Dates:
April 2nd 2013 - N.America  March 29th, 2013  - Germany/Benelux  April 1st, 2013 - UK/World

From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction collects over ten years worth of Toxic Holocaust rarities into one raging compilation.  Collecting their many contributions to comps with their sides from their vinyl only splits with Municipal Waste, Midnight and more, together with demo versions of Toxic Holocaust classics From The Ashes of Nuclear Destruction is a historic romp through the history of one of the modern era’s best old school metal bands.


this from Drew at THE PLANETARY GROUP i love this video!

Kurt Von Stetten's new record Androlafi is out now and here is the just released video!

Kurt's new video for "Anthropos Elafi," much like his music, was done entirely by himself. He hand-painted the backgrounds, and scanned the animation to create the beautiful, dreamlike landscape that perfectly encapsulates the song.


this from Melissa at, a rocking new cut!


Infectious New Single,“Femebot”

“Frontwoman Tarra Thiessen, who’s vocal performance on the track is A+, reminds a bit (in a very good way) of Chrissie Hynde.” -Blah Blah Blah Science

Fresh off the heals of SXSW, SHARKMUFFIN, are back and have a brand new song waiting for your ears. Off of the highly anticipated EP, She Gods of Champagne Valley, due out next month, the band has just unleashed the debut single, “Femebot,” on Newtown Radio. Filled with hard hitting hooks and boisterous, infectious vocals, singer/guitarist Tarra Thiessen, creates a frenzy with her knack for Riot Grrrl-esque attitude. Alongside bassist Natalie Kirch with Drew Adler on drums the trio create a deadly combination, best described as “Dirty Garage Pop.” Thiessen's gutsy vocals will send shivers down your very spine which jump between gentle moans and rough, forceful screams. Her vocals are sweetly complimented by Kirch's lighter, dreamier melodies which create an astounding performance. Their admiration for 90s alternative Grrrl group-esque hooks are paired perfectly with heavy 1970s inspired guitar riffs that create a raw sound like nothing you've ever heard. Jump into the water, and hear why Sharkmuffin has everyone talking...


Moody Blues to Release Massive ‘Timeless Flight’ Box Set


“The idea of, ‘The journey is the destination’ is put into action by browsing in an indie record store. Besides, a human being is a much better guide than a ‘More Like This’ link on the internet.” --Patton Oswalt


vinyl doing well in the great state of california!

Shops move the needle on vinyl records - New releases and old LPs are igniting the growth of record stores.

VIDEO: Vinyl records playing well in Orange County stores