It’s been a rotten dog’s age since our last label bulletin from THE COMPOUND and stock update from EARSPLIT DISTRO, so please grab provisions and party supplies and get ready for a nauseatingly awesome heap of physical product additions to our bunker.
New titles in stock from THE COMPOUND include the expansive split LP from doom metal boundary destroyers, GODHUNTER and SECRETS OF THE SKY, and the second blazing 7” from DIE CHOKING, as well as CD preorders for our most ambitious release yet, with the upcoming debut album from incredibly diverse post-rock quintet, LAE — featuring Steve Austin from Today Is The Day on lead vocals/production — with preorders for the digital and massive 2xLP version and other new label titles coming soon.
Newly added to the EARSPLIT DISTRO arsenal we have titles imported from Poland’s Selfmadegod Records — for which we are the official US mailorder distro outlet — including new albums from ENCOFFINATION, GRIDLINK, BRUTAL BLUES, CALM HATCHERY, PYRRHON, THOSE WHO BRING THE TORTURE and the ANTIGAMA / THE KILL / NOISEAR 3-Way Split.
A massive resupply of UFOMAMMUT titles imported from Italy courtesy of the band’s label, Supernatural Cat were painstakingly bartered for, including the band’s brand new XV DVD, their second album, Snailking on CD, their third album, Lucifer Songs, on LP as well as CD/DVD combo, LP versions of the band’s recent double album ORO – Opus Primum & Opus Alter, as well as vinyl restocks of Eve LP and Idolum 2xLP.
Also just in, THE BODY & THOU’s Released From Love harrowing collaborative vinyl-only collaborative album, DRUNK DAD’s disgusting Ripper Killer debut LP, GREY SKIES FALLEN’s ominous The Many Sides Of Truth on CD and LP, PISS VORTEX’s grinding, demoralizing self-titled debut LP, SECRET CUTTER’s feedback/sludge-drenched debut LP and more.
Hundreds of other titles are available in the distro, and we’ll continue to amass a larger arsenal over the coming months. Stand by. Get dirty. Order. Free stickers, pins mags or other random swag included in every single order.
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GODHUNTER / SECRETS OF THE SKY – GH/0ST:S [LP] – On their 2014 Southwest US tour together, Tucson-based sludge metal bandits, GODHUNTER and Oakland’s cinematic doom outfit, SECRETS OF THE SKY, were selling a limited edition cassette version of a new split release entitled GH/0ST:S. On this combined effort, both bands showcase even further experimentation into each of their respective crafts, with forty minutes of material, including a crushing new opus from each band, as well as a haunting, thematic accompaniment bearing the “ghosts” theme. Through a joint effort between GODHUNTER’s Battleground Records and EARSPLIT’s label division, THE COMPOUND, GH/0ST:S is now available digitally as well as on a killer 180-gram black/white vinyl swirl LP including a download card, limited to three-hundred copies. [The Compound/Battleground] – $16 – ORDER
DIE CHOKING – II [7”] – Philadelphia’s demolition trio, DIE CHOKING, shoved their second EP of hyperactive, earthmoving grind/thrash down the world’s collective throat, with II. Comprised of members previously/currently hailing from other acts Total Fucking Destruction, Cop Problem, Burden and more, the band follows up their self-titled debut EP with another five tracks in less than six minutes, the material swarming with even more enraged and psychotic songwriting, and more of an ominous powerviolence approach, while stepping things up in the songwriting department and delivery on all levels. II was recorded and mixed at Mark It Zero Studios with Dan O’Hare (Brutal Truth) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Tragedy, Baptists, Code Orange Kids) at AudioSiege. The first pressing limited to 300 copies on vibrant red 7” vinyl, enclosed in the 7” is a document that function’s as a real, personal living will, in the theme of the closing track, “Tonsil.” THE COMPOUND has a special mailorder edition of the EP limited to 30 copies with the will printed on paper bag brown. [The Compound] – $7 – ORDER
LAE – Break The Clasp [CD PREORDER — RELEASE DATE 11/25] – Performing under their original moniker, LAE-TSEU, the outfit now known as LAE impacted the Quebec art and post-hardcore/emo/indie circuits in the apocalypse-ready Y2K era of the mid 1990s. In mid-2013, the band went through an incredible rebirth, completely re-envisioning their original songs with new life knowledge and a ravenous hunger to make them better than ever. To capture this soundtrack, the band contracted Steve Austin (Today Is The Day), flying him and an arsenal of gear from his Austin Enterprises from Maine to record in Ablasou’s wood shop, utilizing acoustic and electric guitars, trumpet, saws, multiple electric organs and pianos and more to capture their long-awaited full-length, fully recorded on an arsenal of vintage analog equipment. However, during the recording process, Austin ended up performing lead vocals to the entire album in addition to other musical contributions. Mastered at Austin Enterprises and enshrouded with artwork by Sonny Kay (The VSS, Angel Hair, Gold Standard Laboratories label), LAE’s Break The Clasp will finally see release. Encompassing nearly fifty-three minutes of unearthly, heartbreaking, psychedelic audio artistry, while fans of Three Mile Pilot, Swans, Sonic Youth, Unwound, Slint, Shellac and more will be instantly hooked by these tales of love, devotion and loss, Break The Clasp is an incredible experience, the record unfathomably original and unlike anything you’ll experience this year. Preorders for the eco-friendly, 6-panel spot-varnish digipak CD are now live, and preorders for the massive 180-gram gatefold 2xLP (coming in February) digital as well as digital versions will be available any day. [The Compound/Battleground] – [CD – $11] – PREORDER
View and order physical copies of our entire label roster including additional titles not listed here, including ENABLER, GODHUNTER, COP PROBLEM, DIE CHOKING, VISE MASSACRE and more RIGHT HERE.
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ANTIGAMA / THE KILL / NOISEAR 3-Way Split [CD] – The spectacular 3-way split between ANTIGAMA (Poland), THE KILL (Australia) and NOISEAR (USA) is here to feed the grind masses yearning for outrageous noise! With 17 blistering songs clocking in around 25 minutes, this is a maximum dose of unadulterated grindcore. [Selfmadegod] – $10 – ORDER
THE BODY & THOU – Released From Love [LP] – A collaborative effort between apocalyptic/experimental doom duo, THE BODY, and Baton Rouge’s noise-soaked doom/sludge quintet, THOU, with three original tracks and a cover of Vic Chesnutt’s “Coward.” A vinyl-only release, pressed on 180-gram black vinyl with heavyweight covers and letter-pressed inserts; first pressing. [Vinyl Rites] – $13 – ORDER
BRUTAL BLUES – Brutal Blues [CD] – This Norwegian duo delivers blisteringly fast, raw, cutting-edge grindcore devastation. Fans of Discordance Axis, Antigama and other boundary-pushing tech/grind metal need to be in the know on this one. [Selfmadegod] – $8 – ORDER
CALM HATCHERY – Fading Reliefs [CD] – The third album from Polish death metal quintet. Forty minutes of utterly destructive new material, recorded, mixed and mastered at famous Hertz Studio (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated). Fans of Morbid Angel, Hate Eternal, Nile and Immolation, GET THIS. Imported from Poland. [Selfmadegod] – $10 – ORDER
DRUNK DAD – Ripper Killer [LP] – Want to hear what Kurt Cobain throwing the Butthole Surfers and Melvins in a wood chipper sounds like? Behold the debut LP from Portland-based fuck-you-all-wave scuzz concocters, including harsh noise specialist Redneck. 180-gram LP including a 12” x 24” poster/insert and digital download code. [Eolian Empire] – $15 – ORDER
ENCOFFINATION – III: Hear Me, O’ Death. (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs) [CD] – The third album from US death/doom duo takes their seismic, claustrophobic hell to new levels of levels, adding vocal choirs, organs and other harrowing elements. Members of (Black Pentagram Cult, Father Befouled, Festered, Scaremaker, Vomitchapel, more). Imported from Poland. [Selfmadegod] – $10 – ORDER
GREY SKIES FALLEN – The Many Sides Of Truth [CD / LP] – The sixth release from from NYC’s epic death/doom quintet, a brooding and scathing blend of black, death and doom metal, here packing a wealth of crushing cross-genre dynamics into a thirty-eight minute, zero-filler album. Available on both digipak CD and black 12” vinyl with alternate cover art. [Xanthos Music] – [CD – $8] ORDER | [LP – $15] ORDER
GRIDLINK – Longhena [CD] – The swansong album from futurist grindcore outfit featuring members of Discordance Axis, Human Remains, Phobia, Noisear, Burnt By The Sun, PLF and more. Awe-inspiring, over-the-top, incredibly fast and diverse grind; features guest vocals from Paul Pavlovich of Assück. Mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate). Ecopak CD imported from Germany; not many of these stateside… [Selfmadegod] – $12 – ORDER
PISS VORTEX – Piss Vortex [LP] – A DISTRO EXCLUSIVE; this is the only place to get it in the US. The Copenhagen-based grinders unload debilitating, majestic filth; an abrasive amalgamation of the blastbeat-driven fury of old-school grindcore, the filthy twang of noise rock and the mind-bending intricacy of early-00’s chaotic hardcore. 12” black vinyl LP limited to 350 copies; [Indisciplinarian] – $16 – ORDER
PYRRHON – An Excellent Servant But a Terrible Master [CD] – The debut album from current Relapse Records recording artist, NYC-based experimental/tech metal outfit, PYRRHON, a nightmarish blend of clanging death metal with surreal psychedelic elements, jazz rhythms, and delirious storytelling. [Selfmadegod] – $10 – ORDER
SECRET CUTTER – Self Titled [LP] – Ten tracks of ravenous Deadguy/Converge/Godflesh-inspired metalcore/sludge delivered in a corrosive, feedback-soaked Eyehategod/Khanate-inspired wall of overamplification. Black 12” LP limited to 250 copies; includes digital download. [Bethlehem Rust] – $15 – ORDER
THOSE WHO BRING THE TORTURE – Piling Up [CD] – The fourth album from this project of Swedish death metal madman, Roger “Rogga” Johansson (Paganizer, Ribspreader, Putrevore, Revolting, Down Among The Dead Men, Megascavenger, Bone Gnawer, etc.) and Dennis Blomberg (Down Among The Dead Men, Paganizer). Ten songs of powerful, sinister death metal for fans of Hypocrisy, Malevolent Creation and Grave. [Selfmadegod] – $10 – ORDER
UFOMAMMUT – XV [DVD], ORO – Opus Primum [LP], ORO – Opus Alter [LP], Idolum [2xLP], Eve [LP], Lucifer Songs [CD/DVD, LP], Snailking [CD] – We got a SICK resupply of UFOMAMMUT titles imported from Italy courtesy of the band’s label, Supernatural Cat. The packages included UFOMAMMUT’s brand new XV DVD with more than three hours of live footage, interviews and more, documenting their fifteenth year in existence. Also just in are copies of the band’s second album, Snailking on CD, their third album, Lucifer Songs, on LP as well as CD/DVD combo, LP versions of the band’s recent double album ORO – Opus Primum & Opus Alter, as well as vinyl restocks of Eve LP and Idolum 2xLP. [Supernatural Cat] – [XV DVD – $20] ORDER | [ORO – Opus Primum LP – $20] ORDER – [ORO – Opus Alter LP – $20] ORDER | [Eve LP – $20] ORDER | Eve CD – $14] ORDER | [Idolum 2xLP – $30] ORDER |[Lucifer Songs CD/DVD – $16] ORDER | [Lucifer Songs LP – $20] ORDER | [Snailking CD – $14] ORDER
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