Saturday, April 3, 2010


this post is dedicated to Mr. Jake W. who was kind enough to shoot me an e-mail and offered to send me a rip of U.K.'s MOB RULES 1st 7" after he saw my post about the CROWD CONTROL / MOB RULES split 7" that had a request to sell or trade me a copy of their debut 7" attached to it. THANKS mate! as you can see I was lucky enough to snatch a copy of THE DONOR in the meantime (traded it for a KALI 7"). and as I basically already told you everything you need to know about MOB RULES in said post too and they also stick to the same minimalistic design/artwork I guess the best idea is to point you there. the only thing I might add is that their debut 7" had a print-run of 1000 copies - 500 copies on black wax and 500 copies on red wax and sold out quicker than quick in times even bigger bands have difficulties to sell more than 500 copies. take that as a hint that MOB RULES rule!

Friday, April 2, 2010


there wasn't so much going on here during the last weeks but there are more important things in life than blogging once in a while. now, as girlfriend is already sleeping which means I should stay away from my stereo if I don't want war I flipped a coin if I would either spend some time blogging or answer my e-mails. even though e-mails would be more important the coin told me to spend some time blogging... so here we go. as Jeremy messed up my address he got the parcel bounced back to him when he tried to send me the latest VEDAVU release but 3 days ago I finally got my copy of the 2nd part of VEDAVU's ORANGE SERIES a.k.a. DEVIL's LIVE ENTRY 7" in the mail. as expected the packaging is incredible! as you can see on the pic somewhere below the 7" came with a shirt (that really suits me well according to my girlfriend), a pro-done CD with the tracks from the 7", a square 2" button and a full-color lyric-sheet. on the pic above you can see that the cover has 2 (thick cardboard) obi-strips that add some kind of cinematic touch to the record. as Mr. Apocalypse has posted about DEVIL on his blog himself you may be aware of the fact that DEVIL is a BLACK METAL band and that he's handling the vocals. if you follow the link to Mike's blog you should be able to download a DEVIL track that's not on this 2 track 7" but will give you a good idea of the gritty lo-fi BLACK METAL mayhem that they release on this 7"/CD. as VEDAVU has included a pro-done CD on every release so far you normally get the best of both worlds - a gritty lo-fi lathe-cut record on one hand and a hi-fi CD on the other but in this case the CD doesn't sound so much different to the 7". actually this time the vocals of the 2nd track sound better on the 7" than on the CD even though they still sound like some demonic hissing that you can barely hear somewhere in the back. as all other VEDAVU releases this one is also strictly limited and only 42 copies were made which are of course all gone by now. I know that 42 copies aren't many but as you've got to see every single release Jeremy has done so far more like a piece of art that's not meant for public consumption than like (just) another record (I'm not saying a "normal" record couldn't be a piece of art too but most of them aren't) it makes totally sense! and as it's not meant for public consumption there's no download link!
together with the DEVIL stuff came a square HOT PURSUIT 7" that was supposed to be the next release on VEDAVU and Pt. III of the ORANGE SERIES but Jeremy told me that:"the HOT PURSUIT record is a reject! we are gonna smash the rest!" which probably means this is another record you'd love to have but most likely will never get! especially if you click on the pic of the 7" and download their demo cause the demo is fucking rad and the the 7" is the demo plus an alternative version of a track!
last but not least Jeremy also slipped in a TAFKATA shirt that looks fucking rad and of course is, you guessed it, also limited. THANKS A LOT! the good news is that you might be still able to get a copy if you click on the shirt!


another record that Mr. Apocalypse was involved with as a musician was the new SANGRAAL 7" called FATAL COORDINATES. well, not that Mike wouldn't have told you already everything you need to know on his blog but as this is the 1st release of ROCK COCAINE RECORDS (which b.t.w. is the most brilliant name for a label I've heard so far) and Mickey runs his label the old-school way which means that you've to stuff some cash (7 U$D/10U$D p.p. U.S./world) in an envelope which scared a lot of people that are only used to e-mails and paypal I thought it might be a good idea to tell you that, in my case, Mickey was super-fast in shipping my records! if I'm not mistaken I had the records in the mail only 9 days after I dropped the letter with the cash at the post-office! plus I was super stoked to finally hear SANGRAAL's follow up to their WOLVES OF ARMAGEDDON 12" (the 1st record I was ever offered a blowjob for re-upping it b.t.w.) from 1998 which is among the records that stood the test of time and still gets played on a regular basis. honestly speaking: if you'd have asked me before Mike's post about the new 7" how I'd consider the chances for another SANGRAAL vinyl to ever see the light of day would be my answer would have been "next to 0!" but here it is in form of a 5 track 7" that was well worth the wait! Mike wrote "5 new songs of barbaric violent thrash similar to KVIKKSOLGUTTENE and early DODHEIMSGARD" in his post about the 7". while I agree on the musical description I might add that he forgot to tell you that it's more like 4 new SANGRAAL tracks and a 5th track you may or may not have heard before. I noticed that I knew said track already as soon as it came through the speakers of my stereo but I leave it up to you to figure out the details! don't know how many have been pressed but I know you should stuff some cash in an envelope and send it to Mickey who can be reached through the address on the bottom!

Rock Cocaine Records
P.O. Box 1402
Tempe AZ 85280

on a side-note: Mickey does wholesale for 4,50 U$D (5 or more copies!)
add 13,50 U$D for flatrate postage to Europe for 5 or more copies!


ok, here you'll finally get some music to download! some time ago Rawter who runs a great blog called TROUBLE ON YOUR SYSTEM posted some of his record wants on his blog which included the SHANK / THE ENDLESS BLOCKADE split 7". as I had 3 copies of that 7" anyway I offered a trade and NO MAN'S SLAVE's discography tape which was ltd. to 100 copies, is sold out by now and called YOU NEED TO START THINKING MORE ABOUT YOUR FUTURE was among the stuff I got through that trade. the tape has the 5 tracks from their split with I RESIGN from 2009, the 15 tracks from their SIEGE MENTALITY 7" from 2008 and 10 tracks that appeared on 2 self-released tapes in 2008 and 2009. the split 7" and their debut 7" have been released on GIVE PRAISE RECORDS and should be still easily available if I'm not mistaken. I therefore excluded the tracks from their records and just included the tracks from the tapes as they are sold out. music-wise people are quick to slap the INFEST tag on NO MAN'S SLAVE which in my opinion doesn't really do them justice! they do a LEFT FOR DEAD cover on their debut 7" and a BLACK FLAG cover on their demo and the influence of those 2 bands is as noticeable in their sound as that from INFEST. anyway d/l and check them out yourself!