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    Relentless (Picture Disc)

    Picture Disc Edition


    Relentless was the band's debut album. Originally self-released in 1985 as 'Pentagram' - later to be renamed & released by Peaceville, this picture disc features a cut-out sleeve.

    1. Death Row
    2. All Your Sins
    3. Sign Of The Wolf (Pentagram)
    4. The Ghoul
    5. Relentless
    6. Run My Course
    7. Sinister
    8. The Deist
    9. You're Lost I'm Free
    10. Dying World
    11. 20 Buck Spin
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    First Daze Here (Awaiting Repress)

    Album Reissue


    You can't talk about heavy metal without talking about PENTAGRAM. The legendary D.C. band has been committed to the dark arts for more than forty years, and has only recently seen the kind of recognition its legacy deserves.


    Though the band has released nine influential full-lengths over the course of its career, PENTAGRAM's best material can be found in First Daze Here, a collection of the band's earliest works that has been out-of-print for years and will now finally see a new reissue via Relapse.


    It has been newly remastered and include in-depth liner notes from founding PENTAGRAM member / original drummer Geof O'Keefe along with gorgeously revitalized layouts.

    1. Forever My Queen
    2. When The Screams Come
    3. Walk In The Blue Light
    4. Starlady
    5. Lazy Lady
    6. Review Your Choices
    7. Hurricane
    8. Livin' In A Ram's Head
    9. Earth Flight
    10. 20 Buck Spin
    11. Be Forewarned
    12. Last Days Here
    Pentagram
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    The Passage

    Much had changed in the Iron Man camp during the short year separating their sophomore album, 1994's The Passage, from its rightfully acclaimed predecessor, Black Knight. On the personnel front, drummer Ron Kalimon had been replaced by Gary Isom (later of Unorthodox, Spirit Caravan, and Pentagram) and first album vocalist Rob Levey deposed (on the Hellhound label's insistence!) for the technically more accomplished Dan Michalak, but the latter's histrionic vibrato (think a junior Messiah Marcolin) could come off a little comically forced at times, ironically making him an acquired taste, just like his precursor. At least on the musical front, however, the band's guitarist and creative mastermind Alfred Morris III could still be counted upon to guide Iron Man (rounded out by returning bass player Larry Brown) down the (mostly) straight and narrow doom path without commercial dilution or unnecessary distractions. Resulting highlights included the LP's emphatic opener The Fury (an homage to Black Sabbath's Neon Knights in more ways than one), the short, sweet, and savage Iron Warrior, and the memorable instrumental Tony Stark (which of course borrows the alias for that iron-plated Marvel Comics superhero; get it?). Meanwhile, the discreet synthesizers fleshing out Waiting for Tomorrow's intro showed that Iron Man weren't entirely averse to modernization, either, but they sure as hell weren't leaping to embrace it. Also, The Passage put a little more emphasis on slower doom numbers -- see Unjust Reform, Harvest of Earth, and the rather toothless Time of Indecision -- which, while more authentically traditional in nature, didn't pack nearly as much of a punch as the band's speedier efforts. Nevertheless, The Passage helped establish Iron Man's mighty reputation far and wide to doom-loving hordes across the globe, and it was indeed a shame that the group would wait half-a-decade before capitalizing on this with a third album, 1999's Generation Void.


    - Eduardo Rivadavia (All Music Guide)

    1. The Fury
    2. Unjust Reform
    3. The Gargoyle
    4. Harvest of Earth
    5. The Passage
    6. Iron Warrior
    7. Freedom Fighters
    8. Waiting for Tomorrow
    9. Time of Indecision
    10. Tony Stark
    11. End of the World
    Iron Man
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  • First Daze Here Too (Awaiting Repress) First Daze Here Too (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    First Daze Here Too (Awaiting Repress)

    Album Reissue


    You can't talk about heavy metal without talking about PENTAGRAM. The legendary D.C. band has been committed to the dark arts for more than forty years, and has only recently seen the kind of recognition its legacy deserves.


    First Daze Here Too, a 22-track collection of unreleased studio recordings and live rehearsals from the early '70s, will also see its first reissue since going out of print several years ago. It has been newly remastered and include in-depth liner notes from founding PENTAGRAM member / original drummer Geof O'Keefe along with gorgeously revitalized layouts.

    LP 1
    1. Wheel Of Fortune
    2. When The Screams Come
    3. Under My Thumb
    4. Smokescreen
    5. Teaser
    6. Little Games
    7. Much Too Young To Know


    LP 2
    1. Virgin Death
    2. Yes I Do
    3. Ask No More
    4. Man
    5. Be Forewarned
    6. Catwalk
    7. Die In Your Sleep
    8. Frustration
    9. Target
    10. Everything's Turning To Night
    11. Take Me Away
    12. Nightmare Gown
    13. Cartwheel
    14. Cat & Mouse
    15. Show 'em How

    Pentagram
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  • Last Rites (Awaiting Repress) Last Rites (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Last Rites (Awaiting Repress)

    Cult rock legend Bobby Liebling has been churning out genre defining and highly admired hard rock/doom metal for over four decades with Pentagram. The band is largely regarded as having co-created two subgenres of hard rock with Heavy Metal at the birth of the '70s as well as Doom.


    The band's highly anticipated full-length album Last Rites will be released via Metal Blade Records. The album features 11 new behemoth tracks that fans have been clamoring for since the last Liebling/Griffin masterpiece was released in 1994.

    1. Treat Me Right
    2. Call the Man
    3. Into the Ground
    4. 8
    5. Everything's Turning to Night
    6. Windmills and Chimes
    7. American Dream
    8. Walk in Blue Light
    9. Horseman
    10. Death in 1st Person
    11. Nothing Left
    Pentagram
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    Endless (Awaiting Repress)

    Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce the signing of the Chicago, IL four-piece psychedelic rock/doom metal band MOUNT SALEM featuring the talents of Emily Kopplin [vocals & organ] - Cody Davidson [drums] - Mark Hewett [bass] - and Kyle Morrison [guitars]. Metal Blade is preparing to release the band's sold out EP Endless in 2014, which will include two brand-new tracks making the release a full-length.


    "As soon as Will Palmer from our UK office brought Mount Salem to our attention I knew we had to have the band as a part of our family. Their sound is haunting, melodic yet heavy, and makes the listener nod their head as they take in all the grooves the band lays out in their vintage style of rock and doom metal. I'm really looking forward to getting the full-length version of Endless out to the masses as the new tracks I heard were catchy as hell and flow perfectly with the rest of the album." Kelli Malella (A&R) Metal Blade Records.


    "Coming up listening to Metal Blade bands that have influenced mine and countless others' musical taste, it never crossed my mind that I might be a part of such an influence. We are very excited to meet new people, play with some new bands, see new places, and have a good time! We are honored to be a part of Metal Blade, a label that has such a great timeline of music history. We are looking forward to contributing to that history as well. See you out there!" Mark Hewett/ bassist of Mount Salem.


    MOUNT SALEM started writing music together in the summer of 2012 and released their first EP, Endless, in the spring of 2013. The band puts a strong emphasis on tone and feeling in both their songs and live performances alike. Most of the band switched from their normal instruments and picked up new ones for this band and the result was much more natural than they had hoped for.


    Taking influence from the classics like Black Sabbath and Pentagram, they play loud, heavy rock and roll using all vintage gear. Throwing their own twist of dark and mysterious doom into the music, they invite the listener to step into their sinister realm. The imagery in the lyrics will take you on a ride in which you won't know whether to be scared or grab a sword and join the battle. "Endless feels like it's trapped in the nightmarish head-space of a psychic medium on a bad trip" - Mister Growl of MisterGrowl.com


    Mount Salem has toured the Midwest, South, and East coasts. Sharing the stage with bands such as Windhand, Weedeater, Bongripper, LO-Pan, Mothership, and Howl, Mount Salem has fit on a wide variety of heavy shows and brings a live act to counter their music. "This is music that creates images, demands attention, and engages all senses." - Mister Growl of MisterGrowl.com

    1. Good Times
    2. The Tower
    3. Lucid
    4. Full Moon
    5. Mescaline
    6. Mescaline II
    7. Hysteria
    8. The End
    Mount Salem
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    Child of Darkness

    BEDEMON is the first American doom band! Archival recordings from the 1970s featuring original Pentagram members Randy Palmer, Geof O'Keefe and Bobby Liebling! A must for fans of Pentagram, BEDEMON is a crucial glimpse into the nihilistic minds that gave birth to an entire genre!
    1. Child of Darkness
    2. Enslaver of Humanity
    3. Frozen Fear
    4. One-Way Road
    5. Serpent Venom
    6. Last Call
    7. Drive Me To The Grave
    8. Into The Grave
    9. Skinned
    10. Through The Gates Of Hell
    11. Touch The Sky
    12. Child Of Darkness II
    13. Time Bomb
    14. Nighttime Killers
    15. Axe To Grind
    Amorphis
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    Timeless (Awaiting Repress)

    Meet the strangest known band from the pre-punk dayze of glam. A sound like no other and a story as out there as the The Monks. We're talking commitment here - spacesuits, Spock ears, even antennae feelers - onstage, on the street, and wherever they made the scene. ZOLAR-X spoke their own language, and insisted they really were from outer space to anyone who could get past their, er, unique hairdos long enough to listen.


    Musically it's a mesh of Bowie, Sabbath, Pink Floyd and old Pentagram with amazing vocals and surprisingly stellar production. Both the CD cover and LP jacket are in a space-age metallic silver with full color insides, including the LP insert.

    1. Recitation
    2. Timeless
    3. Science
    4. Test Tube Baby
    5. Rocket Roll
    6. Mirrors
    7. Jet Star 19
    8. Space Age Love
    9. Energize Me
    10. The Horizon Suite: Overture On Air / Tomorrow´s Sunrise / Inside The Outside / Sound Barrier
    11. Blues On Blue
    12. Nativity
    13. What Is Music?
    14. Moonbeams
    Zolar X
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    Shadows

    Propelled by the stunning guitar heroics of brothers Pete and Jake Adams, Virginia's Valkyrie return with their third full length Shadows, one of the year's best guitar-driven, heavy rock records. Jam packed with harmonized leads, rich solos and melodic, blues-based riffs, Valkyrie sound like the perfect blend of American style doom rock bands like Pentagram or Spirit Caravan and classic hard rock like Thin Lizzy, Wishbone Ash, and Deep Purple. Where Pete Adams' other band Baroness focuses more on the modern proggy and poppy side of metal, Valkyrie looks to proto-metal trailblazers for influence while injecting plenty of current day inspiration. Produced by Sanford Parker (Pelican, Leviathan, YOB), Shadows is the perfect summer heavy rock record!
    1. Mountain Stomp
    2. Golden Age
    3. Temple
    4. Shadow of Reality
    5. Wintry Plains
    6. Echoes (Of The Ways We Lived)
    7. Carry On
    Valkyrie
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    Shout At The Devil (Awaiting Repress)


    Limited Edition (1500) Translucent Red With Black Vinyl


    Shout at the Devil is the second studio album by American heavy metal band Mötley CrÜe, released on September 26, 1983. It was the band's breakthrough album, establishing Mötley CrÜe as one of the top selling heavy metal acts of the 1980s. The singles Looks That Kill and Too Young to Fall in Love were moderate hits for the band.


    Shout at the Devil was Mötley CrÜe's breakthrough success, bringing them to international attention. The album's title and the band's use of a pentagram brought the band a great deal of controversy upon its 1983 release, as Christian and conservative groups claimed the band was encouraging their listeners to worship Satan. The album was one of the breakthrough releases of what was to become the 1980s hair metal movement, and was very influential in that regard. Available for first time in translucent red w black vinyl.

    1. In the Beginning
    2. Shout At the Devil
    3. Looks That Kill
    4. Bastard
    5. God Bless the Children of The Beast (instrumental)
    6. Helter Skelter (The Beatles cover)
    7. Red Hot
    8. Too Young to Fall In Love
    9. Knock 'Em Dead, Kid
    10. Ten Seconds to Love
    11. Danger
    Motley Crue
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    Higher Time (On Sale)

    After bursting to the American heavy rock forefront with their 2014 debut album, Sateen, Cincinnati four-piece Electric Citizen are ready for a Higher Time. Their second album for RidingEasy, it is a breakout moment for the band as a whole and for vocalist Laura Dolan, who stands tall in the spotlight throughout Evil, Misery Keeper and the rest of Higher Time, rising to the occasion of a fuller, bigger sound and meeting the memorable riffing of husband/guitarist Ross Dolan head on with already-stuck-in-your-head hooks and a fiery, passionate delivery.


    Electric Citizen spread their name far and wide on tours with Fu Manchu, Wolfmother, Budos Band and Pentagram for Sateen. Look for them to support Higher Time on the road in North America and Europe throughout 2016 and beyond.

    1. Evil
    2. Social Phobia
    3. Misery Keeper
    4. Devils in Passing Time
    5. Golden Mean
    6. Higher Time
    7. Ghost of Me
    8. Natural Law
    9. Crux
    10. Two Hearted Woman
    Electric Citizen
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    Firewood

    Doom Metal classic!


    Firewood is the second album from Swedish Doom Rock legends, Witchcraft. Moving on from where they left off on their cult-classic self-titled 2004 opus, 2005s Firewood gained the band a wider audience, particularly in America.


    The Sabbath, Pentagram and garage rock influences are still strong and clearly heard, whilst the actual songwriting and production became more defined. Key tracks such as Chylde of Fire and Queen of Bees are firm favourites by fans today and staple additions to the set list.


    Witchcraft are a band that can swing effortlessly from orthodox Doom to Blues, Folk and Jazz, whilst always remaining shrouded in the cloak of influence from some of the more obscure moments of the 70s cult rock underground. Time has shown that this timeless 2005 release sounds as fresh today as it did back then.


    Features:

    -Long out of print DELUXE reissue of the 2nd full-length by this highly respected band.

    -In demand original copies are fetching very high on eBay these days.

    -Comes as heavyweight vinyl in front laminated flipback sleeve.

    1. Chylde of Fire
    2. If Wishes Were Horses
    3. Mr Haze
    4. Wooden Cross (I Cant Wake the Dead)
    5. Queen of Bees
    6. Merlins Daughter
    7. I See a Man
    8. Sorrow Evoker
    9. You Suffer
    10. The Invisible
    11. Attention!
    Witchcraft
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    South Of The Earth

    Limited Edition Features Etching On Side Four


    Rising out of the same Maryland/DC mean streets as fellow US doom pioneers Pentagram and The Obsessed, IRON MAN was formed in 1988 as a Black Sabbath tribute band by guitarist Alfred Morris III, whose musical career began in 1977 with mysterious proto-doom cult FORCE. Al's legendarily heavy, unearthly guitar tone was already much in evidence on FORCE's ultra-rare 1981 debut EP - and it has only deepened, hardened, improved and refined in the ensuing 32 years.


    Signed to the legendary underground doom label Hellhound Records, IRON MAN released the stellar 'Black Night' debut in 1993, followed by 'The Passage' in 1994, before line-up and label instability forced the band into a late 90s wilderness period. They re-emerged in 1999 with 'Generation Void', before another extended hiatus. This time it took a full ten years before Al reassembled the indestructible IRON MAN with yet another new line-up for the aptly-named return-to-form 'I Have Returned' on Shadow Kingdom.


    South of the Earth is, without question, Iron Mans strongest, heaviest release to date. The time has come for a wider audience to finally appreciate the grinding majesty of this true underground phenomena.

    1. South Of The Earth
    2. Hail To The Haze
    3. The Whore In Confession
    4. The Worst And Longest Day
    5. Aerial Changed The Sky
    6. IISOEO (The Day Of The Beast)
    7. Half-Face/Thy Brother's Keeper (Dunwich Pt 2)
    8. In The Velvet Darkness
    9. The Ballad Of Ray Garraty
    Iron Man
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  • In Memoriam In Memoriam Quick View

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    In Memoriam

    As with a choice few truly great bands, the first self- financed cassette recording by Cathedral - made available in October 1990 - was a pioneering underground masterpiece in its own right; the sound of a young band exploring its newfound chemistry, finding confident variations on a flawless list of influences and cultivating a sound and style that would prove hugely inspirational throughout the 1990s and beyond, being a major influence on everyone from Electric Wizard through to Reverend Bizarre.


    Where most demos are little more than a dry run for the first album, 'In Memoriam' still has its own distinct and important identity in the Cathedral canon. The debut LP that followed, 'Forest Of Equilibrium', has a sombre, devout, melodic and mystical grandeur all of its own - but 'In Memoriam' has a far murkier, earthier, more deathly intent.


    Creepy, cryptic and bowel- looseningly heavy, it represents the first time that the doom metal stylings of Trouble, Saint Vitus, Pentagram and Witchfinder General had been rendered in a new, more extreme metallic form.


    At the beginning of the new decade, it was really only Cathedral who were proud to assert the influence of true doom metal - a perennially unfashionable genre, but especially in a turn-of-the-decade metal scene so obsessed with speed, technicality, brutality and modernity.

    Demo 1990
    1. Mourning of a New Day
    2. All Your Sins
    3. Ebony Tears
    4. March


    Live Holland/Belgium 1991
    1. Comiserating the Celebration
    2. Ebony Tears Neophytes For Serpent Eve
    3. All Your Sins
    4. Mourning of a New Day

    Cathedral
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    The Killing Jar

    Black Moth are four super talented individuals, Harriet Bevan - vocals, Jim Swainston - guitar, Dave Vachon - bass, and Dom McCready, battering the crap out of his drums. Formed 2 years ago out of the ashes of Leeds garage rockers The Bacchae, the band were seduced by the brutal and hypnotic lure of the riff, to emerge translucent skinned and bleary eyed from their cocoon as the ferocious kick-ass heavy rock outfit that is Black Moth (see attached scan). Taking a powerful chunk of influence from proto-punk acts such as Iggy and the Stooges, Motorhead and early Alice Cooper as well as a sliver of 90s grunge and stoner rock and a big dose of doom, Black Moth draw out the darker elements and combine them with the heaving riffs of heavy metal giants, Pentagram and Black Sabbath, with hooks so sharp you could hang a corpse on them. They also look to more current acts such as the Melvins, Sleep and Electric Wizard for inspiration, though singer, Harriet Bevan, still maintains a vocal style that evokes the haunting psychedelia of Grace Slick and psych-Satanist, Jinx Dawson from Coven: the woman responsible for the sign of the horns in rock'n'roll. Enter Mr Jim Sclavunos, the multi talented Grinderman and Bad Seed, not to mention the superbaaad connoisseur of the mixing console, fresh from producing the storming second Jim Jones Revue album. One of their shows was all it took. "Black Moth reminds me of my misspent youth" he said. And judging by the all out assault that he's crafted with the Moth, he must have been a very bad boy indeed. The Killing Jar is their debut from New Heavy Sounds and it rocks like a bastard.
    1. The Articulate Dead
    2. Blackbirds Fall
    3. Banished But Blameless
    4. Spit Out Your Teeth
    5. The Plague Of Our Age
    6. Chicken Shit
    7. Blind Faith
    8. Plastic Blaze
    9. Land Of The Sky
    10. Honey Lung
    Black Moth
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    Burnt Offering

    The Budos Band return with Burnt Offering; a wild, booze-fueled ride of hazy riffs and take no prisoners horn lines that summons the occult - an evolved sound for this mighty 10-piece band sparked by their love of Black Sabbath and Pentagram. Burnt Offering was recorded live in the studio, engineered and produced by Tom Brenneck, a founding member and guitarist in The Budos Band who runs Dunham Records and Studios. It was written at the band's longtime Staten Island studio, where they've gathered for weekly rehearsals for over fifteen years. The haunting album cover was created by drummer Brian Profilio, a NYC public school art teacher. The new album is dripping with the psychedelic sounds of early heavy metal fused with the tightknit propulsion of Fela Kuti. "The Sticks" kicks off with a snarling riff seamlessly doubled on bass and guitar and unfurls into sludgy breakdowns and searing guitars.
    1. Into the Fog
    2. The Sticks
    3. Aphasia
    4. Shattered Winds
    5. Black Hills
    6. Burnt Offering
    7. Trail Of Tears
    8. Magus Mountain
    9. Tomahawk
    10. Turn and Burn
    Budos Band
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    The Last Spire

    Import


    And lo, Lee Dorrian, mouthpiece of Cathedral for 23 years, doth solemnly intone the death rites of this mighty British metal Titan. Born in the dying days of Thatcher's Britain, bonding over then-unfashionable, obscure names like Saint Vitus, Pentagram, Trouble and Dream Death, Cathedral's sole ambition was to record a demo tape. In fact they revolutionised doom metal, first pushing their influences into new avenues of grinding extremity, then pioneering groovier forms of '70s-indebted stoner doom.


    They've remained a reassuring and singular presence in our lives, building a rabid following worldwide with their wholly distinctive blend of rollicking British heavy metal, true doom, 70s hard rock, psych-folk, mad prog and spiky crust-punk. There was a worrying hiatus between 2005 and 2010 when some dared to wonder if Cathedral were coming back at all - but they re-emerged with 'The Guessing Game', an overflowing treasure chest of weird and wonderful goodies exploring new, bold variations on their craft. So when news came that Cathedral really were approaching the Endtyme, it was a shock.


    Personally speaking, this is the album I've been waiting to do since the first one (their landmark 1991 debut, Forest of Equilibrium), it almost feels like we made our second album last in some respects. We actually recorded a lot more material but decided to sacrifice many of the tracks to make the overall album feel more complete in its nihilism. I don't like happy endings, I never have. So many good films are ruined by happy endings and I didn't want that to be the case with Cathedral, it was my dream to bring everything full circle. Says Lee Dorrian.


    Clearly there was new impetus for reconnecting with that early spirit of doleful abjection, of sinister obsessions and lamented desires; on 'The Last Spire' Cathedral are literally doomed. We are commiserating the celebration, and in what thrilling style.

    1. Entrance to Hell
    2. Pallbearer
    3. Cathedral of the Damned
    4. Tower of Silence
    5. Infestation of Grey Death
    6. An Observation
    7. The Last Laugh
    8. This Body, Thy Tomb
    Cathedral
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    The Last Spire

    And lo, Lee Dorrian, mouthpiece of Cathedral for 23 years, doth solemnly intone the death rites of this mighty British metal Titan. Born in the dying days of Thatcher's Britain, bonding over then-unfashionable, obscure names like Saint Vitus, Pentagram, Trouble and Dream Death, Cathedral's sole ambition was to record a demo tape. In fact they revolutionised doom metal, first pushing their influences into new avenues of grinding extremity, then pioneering groovier forms of '70s-indebted stoner doom.


    They've remained a reassuring and singular presence in our lives, building a rabid following worldwide with their wholly distinctive blend of rollicking British heavy metal, true doom, 70s hard rock, psych-folk, mad prog and spiky crust-punk. There was a worrying hiatus between 2005 and 2010 when some dared to wonder if Cathedral were coming back at all - but they re-emerged with 'The Guessing Game', an overflowing treasure chest of weird and wonderful goodies exploring new, bold variations on their craft. So when news came that Cathedral really were approaching the Endtyme, it was a shock.


    Personally speaking, this is the album I've been waiting to do since the first one (their landmark 1991 debut, Forest of Equilibrium), it almost feels like we made our second album last in some respects. We actually recorded a lot more material but decided to sacrifice many of the tracks to make the overall album feel more complete in its nihilism. I don't like happy endings, I never have. So many good films are ruined by happy endings and I didn't want that to be the case with Cathedral, it was my dream to bring everything full circle. Says Lee Dorrian.


    Clearly there was new impetus for reconnecting with that early spirit of doleful abjection, of sinister obsessions and lamented desires; on 'The Last Spire' Cathedral are literally doomed. We are commiserating the celebration, and in what thrilling style.

    1. Entrance to Hell
    2. Pallbearer
    3. Cathedral of the Damned
    4. Tower of Silence
    5. Infestation of Grey Death
    6. An Observation
    7. The Last Laugh
    8. This Body, Thy Tomb
    Cathedral
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    Scorpion Child

    Black Double-LP in Gatefold

    Includes Bonus Track and Poster. Side D: Etched!


    Hooks: a musical idea or short riff, passage, or phrase that catches the ear of the listener. Some bands have 'em, most don't. Austin-based five-piece SCORPION CHILD have 'em in spades. Whether it's an extended blues jam or a short slice of bombastic heavy rock "The Child" lay a hook so tasty everyone bites. SCORPION CHILD come from lots of different places, not only logistically but musically. Their sound heralds back to early 70's kraut and psych-rock with a modern twist and lists PENTAGRAM, HAIRY CHAPTER and LUCIFER'S FRIEND as influences. They originally formed in 2006 and have spent the last few years perfecting both their songwriting and stage presence. Aryn Jonathan Black fronts the outfit with a siren-like voice reminiscent of a young Robert Plant. Guitarists Christopher Jay Cowart and Tom Frank layer high-energy twin-guitars over the band's driving rhythm section fueled by Shaun Avants (bass) and Shawn Alvear (drums). "Our influences are diversified as classic 80's thrash metal to the old school southern blues of Blind Willie Johnson, Lemon Jefferson and Willie McTell," says Black. "We came to Austin to form a band with a single vision and though we've played in different bands with a range of styles, after jamming together, we found our footing in what we do best." Balancing full-time jobs at coffee shops and bars around town forced the group to be very disciplined. "Austin's a great city to develop and hone your skills musically," admits Black. "Every genre can be found here from blues and jazz to punk and hardcore." In 2010, after years of slogging it out in the Austin scene, SCORPION CHILD gained peer recognition with critical praise from local and regional press while selling out high profile gigs at SXSW. The stage was set for the band's recording debut. After songwriting sessions in Nashville, the band spent last year recording their self-titled album with Grammy-nominated producer Chris "Frenchie" Smith known for his work with THE ANSWER, JET, AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD, DAX RIGGS, and many others). The result is a hybrid of nine, hook-filled heavy-psych classics that breathe new life into a stale hard rock market. Their music erupts with big drums, thunderous guitar riffs and dangerous soul ridden bass lines. Black's powerful rock vocals convey a sexiness and swagger not heard since the days of FREE and HUMBLE PIE. A surge of electricity bursts from the first notes of "Kings Highway" to the pummeling drive of "The Secret Spot" and the highly addictive open-chord "Liquor". Built for the big stage is "Salvation Slave" which hearkens back to a time when guitar rock ruled the airwaves and made going to a concert the ultimate main event. Building on dynamic tension comes the acid-infused "Antioch", a progressive number with hypnotic beats and subtle shades of light that build into a blinding guitar duet. A galloping pulse distinguishes "In The Arms of Ecstasy" as a celebration of groove that is followed by the raw unchained riffage of "Paradigm". The album concludes with the slow building "Red Blood (The River Flows)" which continues to attract comparisons to LED ZEPPELIN. "We do have this whole acoustic side that sounds very ZEPPELIN III with a lot of gospel", says Black. "ZEPPELIN were very innovative and not afraid to go outside the usual confines of electric blues. I guess that's where the comparison comes from." Recently signed to legendary metal label Nuclear Blast the band has pulled "Polygon of Eyes" as their lead single. A nod to DIO-era RAINBOW, the song is four minutes of power-heavy rock plowing through an ancient storyline of swords and mystics. Says Black, "I've always wanted to hear new musical ingredients within a classic heavy sound. We want to maintain spontaneity while putting special emphasis into integral hooks." As vinyl continues to gain momentum, SCORPION CHILD with Nuclear Blast have plans to release their debut in June 2013 as a glorious gatefold edition with different colored vinyl in each pressing. Building up to the debut release was a large-scale tour with CLUTCH and UK's ORANGE GOBLIN the perfect event to introduce SCORPION CHILD to the masses. Several summer festivals are to follow including Rock The Range and Rocklahoma. The band join an elite few including THE SWORD, GRAVEYARD, WOLFMOTHER and RIVAL SONS who celebrate a warm Marshall and liquid feedback while still pushing boundarie

    1 Kings Highway
    2 Polygon Of Eyes
    3 The Secret Spot
    4 Salvation Slave
    5 Liquor
    6 Antioch
    7 In The Arms Of Ecstasy

    8 Paradigm
    9 Red Blood (The River Flows)
    10 Keep Goin' (LUCIFER'S FRIEND cover)
    Scorpion Child
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    Starting life in the early 1970s, US band Pentagram are one of the most enduring underground bands in
    heavy metal history. Influenced by British bands The Groundhogs and Black Sabbath, their own take on
    Doom Metal has subsequently influenced everyone from Paradise Lost to Cathedral.


    The band continue to tour and impress to this day, and though the band line-up has changed many times over the years, enigmatic vocalist Bobby Liebling remains at the helm, with Pentagram now widely-regarded as a true cult band with a fan-base transcending whole generations.


    "Relentless" was the band's debut album, and was originally self-released in 1985 as 'Pentagram' - later to be renamed & released by Peaceville in 1993, after a long search for a suitable record label.

    1. Death Row
    2. All Your Sins
    3. Sign Of The Wolf (Pentagram)
    4. The Ghoul
    5. Relentless
    6. Run My Course
    7. Sinister
    8. The Deist
    9. You're Lost I'm Free
    10. Dying World
    11. 20 Buck Spin
    Pentagram
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    Candlemass was formed by bassist and songwriter Leif Edling in Stockholm, Sweden in 1984, and is well known for its epic doom metal, having a great influence over a generation of the genre's subsequent greats - Candlemass themselves taking a large influence from Black Sabbath.


    'Epicus Doomicus Metallicus' is a true classic. Every track is undeniably strong - heavy metal riffs blended with almost neo-classical touches,
    plus some theatrical elements bringing to mind bands like Mercyful Fate (thought to be another influence). This is one of the definitive Doom Metal releases, immortalising the band, alongside early developers of the style such as the US band, Pentagram.

    1. Solitude
    2. Demon's Gate
    3. Crystal Ball
    4. Black Stone Wielder
    5. Under The Oak
    6. A Sorcerer's Pledge
    Candlemass
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    Starting life in the early 1970s, US band Pentagram are one of the most enduring and influential underground bands in Heavy Metal history. Influenced by British bands The Groundhogs & Black Sabbath, their own unique take on Doom Metal has subsequently influenced everyone from Paradise Lost to Cathedral.


    Peaceville signed the band in the mid 1990's and released the 3 classic albums, Relentless, Day Of Reckoning & Be Forewarned. 'Day Of Reckoning' is regarded by many fans and critics as these
    progenitors of Doom's finest hour.


    'If producing top quality doom records was an Olympic sport, Pentagram would be weighed down by gold medals.' - (Kerrang!)

    1. Day Of Reckoning
    2. Evil Seed
    3. Broken Vows
    4. When The Screams Come
    5. Burning Savior
    6. Madman
    7. Wartime
    Pentagram
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    Legendary U.S. heavy/doom metal band, Pentagram, recently reunited with Peaceville Records for its new studio album, Curious Volume, due out August 28. Walk Alone is the latest track to be unveiled from the record. Described by frontman Bobby Libelling as a song of devastation conquered by optimism and realization of self-worth. There is a light if you force yourself to look for it.


    Featuring 11 classic heavy metal compositions with catchy hooks from core band members Victor Griffin, Greg Turley, and Bobby Liebling (Pete Campbell on the drums completes the band's line-up), Curious Volume was recorded with Swedish producer Mattias Nilsson at studios located in Maryland and Virginia. Additional recording took place in Tennessee with Grammy-Award-winning producer Travis Wyrick, who also produced Pentagram's previous album, Last Rites. The album's cover artwork was provided courtesy of Richard Schouten.

    1. Lay Down and Die
    2. The Tempter Push
    3. Dead Bury Dead
    4. Earth Flight
    5. Walk Alone
    6. Curious Volume
    7. Misunderstood
    8. Close the Casket
    9. Sufferin'
    10. Devil's Playground
    11. Because I Made It
    Pentagram
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    'Witchcraft' is a record which conjures up the macabre essence of vintage Pentagram and, of course, Black Sabbath, whilst incorporating influences as wide apart as the Jethro Tull-esque folky Prog of 'Her Sisters They Were Weak' and the bludgen riffing style of early 70s Bang in 'I Want You To Know'. Elsewhere, 'Schyssta Lögner' evokes memories of Swedens
    original hard-rocking Progsters, Novembre, and the inclusion of the cover 'Please Dont Forget Me' from Bobby Leiblings 1970 pre-Pentagram outfit, Stone Bunny, pays further homage to his criminally overlooked genius.


    Witchcraft are a band that can swing effortlessly from orthodox Doom to Blues, Folk and Jazz, whilst always remaining shrouded in the cloak of influence from some of the more obscure moments of the 70s cult rock underground. Time has shown that this timeless 2004 release sounds as fresh today as it did back then.


    Features:

    - Long out of print DELUXE reissue of the debut full-length by this highly respected band.

    - Original copies are fetching in excess of £300 on eBay these days.

    - Comes as heavyweight in textured flipback sleeve.

    - Doom Metal classic, considered by many to be their finest moment.

    1. Witchcraft
    2. The Snake
    3. Please Dont Forget Me (Stone Bunny)
    4. Lady Winter
    5. What I Am
    6. Schyssta Lögner
    7. No Angel or Demon
    8. I Want You to Know
    9. Its So Easy
    10. You Bury Your Head
    11. Her Sisters They Were Weak
    Witchcraft
    $37.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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