Additionally the band has announced a month long North American Tour in support of Breeder that will start with multiple performances at SXSW starting on March 13th and hit both coasts plus Canada before wrapping up in Oklahoma City on April 20th. A full list of dates is available below. Continue reading
Bellingham, WA progressive rock/metal trio WILD THRONE (formerly known as Dog Shredder) emerge with Blood Maker, the debut EP under their new moniker. A mind bending amalgamation of progressive rock, metal, jazzy syncopations and swirling melodies, Blood Maker was recorded this past Spring with legendary producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive In, Glassjaw, Machine Head). The album is set for release via Brutal Panda Records on March 4th via limited edition LP and digital download.
The split is limited to 500 copies (400 black, 100 pink) and will be officially released on December 10th and is available for pre-order here. The record is beautifully packaged with a fold-over jacket featuring letterpress printing on 100-weight French paper.
Atlanta, GA’s bastards of noise rock, Whores, have revealed the album details behind their highly anticipated sophomore release entitled Clean. Recorded with Ryan Boesch (Melvins, Helmet, Tomahawk, Fu Manchu) at Parhelion Recording Studios, Clean was released in October on 12″ vinyl / digital formats via Brutal Panda Records. The lead track from the record “Baby Bird”, is currently available for streaming via Invisible Oranges here while the record can be ordered here. Additionally, Whores’ debut Ruiner has been repressed on vinyl and is available at this location.
**Please note that this series is sold out but each title will be avaiable for individual order** Brutal Panda Records is proud to announce their first ever vinyl subscription series. The label will be releasing four split 7″s every couple of months throughout 2013 and featuring Black Tusk, Fight Amp, Kowloon Walled City, Helms Alee, Ladder Devils, Rabbits, Whores and Batillus. The series is kicking off with a new repress of the long out of print Black Tusk / Fight Amp split featuring artwork from Baroness frontman John Baizley. Each additional split will contain brand new and exclusive tracks from the aforementioned bands with details on the second title to be released shortly.
The series will be limited to 100 subscribers who will receive a special vinyl color for each release in addition to the chance at winning a test press of one of the titles. The subscription is currently available for purchase at this location while the Black Tusk / Fight Amp split is available for order here with the Fight Amp side streaming here.
San Francisco’s KOWLOON WALLED CITY have released their much anticipated sophomore album, Container Ships, via Brutal Panda Records. Their first record in three years was recorded at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA, this past August with guitarist/vocalist Scott Evans handling the production duties. Led by poignant guitar melodies soaked in malaise and a powerful rhythm section, Container Ships flawlessly combines elements of sludge, post-rock and indie rock to create a truly unforgettable, heavy as an oil tanker, listening experience. The entire album can be streamed via Bandcamp here and is available for purchase here. A complete tracklisting is included below.
Portland, OR doom / sludge titans NORSKA (featuring members of YOB) have unleashed their debut release via Brutal Panda Records. The 5 song, 40 minute eponymous debut was recorded by Adam Bradley Pike (BLACK ELK, RED FANG) at Toadhouse Studios in the band’s hometown. Mixing heavy, meditative riffs and a thundering rhythm section with psychedelic flourishes, NORSKA prove they are true masters of their craft. The full album is currently available for streaming via NORSKA’s official Bandcamp page and is available for purchase here.