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DW175
Chrome Over Brass "Self Titled"
Format: 12"LP, Digital



Chrome Over Brass is the one man instrumental band of Alex Garcia-Rivera, drummer of American Nightmare (Give Up The Ghost). As a highly regarded drum technician he has helped meticulously craft memorable drum sounds on landmark releases from Converge, Coliseum, Beastmilk, and more. He has also served as touring drummer for Cold Cave, Saves The Day, Shelter, and many others. 

After years of playing in traditional multi-member bands, Alex set out to do something that was 100% of his creation and control. Chrome Over Brass takes the traditional approach to songwriting and flips it upside down. Alex Garcia-Rivera's thunderous drum-riffs serve as the epicenter of everything rather than typical guitar-riffing/melody. The end result is a proto prog-punk mix that combines a High On Fire toughness with Don Caballero-like proficiency and swagger, all propelled by an urge for late 60s / early 70s inspired artistic exploration. 

In a live setting Chrome Over Brass is an impressive sight. Alex Garcia-Rivera performs all percussion alongside his pre-recorded instrumentation, without breaks, making Chrome Over Brass a one-man experience unlike anything else out there.

A true DIY project, the debut album from Chrome Over Brass was recorded in a 100% analog process on 2 inch tape at Alex Garcia-Rivera’s own Mystic Valley Studio, a fully analog studio he built with his own hands. Each song is comprised of one complete drum performance on a simple 5 piece drum set (made by Alex himself), with no digital editing. Even guitar and bass tracks were recorded in singular takes; a true rarity in today's cut and paste music world. 

Side-A opener "Elephants Never Forget" stomps out of the gate as a phased out exercise in post-everything heavy. While "Bear Attack", "Crush On The Derbyshire", and "Here Come The Stukas" all collectively pick up the pace, introducing technical speed and simple riffing with epic results. Side-B begins with even more impressive musicality in "Black Rainbow" and "Fighting With Tooth And Nailgun". While synth drenched psychedelic jam "Moogs for Moderns" grants some moments of sonic serenity. That’s not all, "Jeeps On Safari" cleverly emerges from the haze with a hook laden bounce, leading to wild closer “One Night In St. Regis”. A hyper speed percussive blast that needs to be heard to be believed. 

Side A
Elephants Never Forget 0:00-2:27 (2:27)
Bear Attack 2:30-3:50 (1:20)
Crush On The Derbyshire 3:52-6:56 (3:04)
Here Come The Stukas 6:59-10:10 (3:11)

Side B
Black Rainbow 0:00-1:42 (1:42)
Fighting With Tooth And Nailgun 1:45-3:32 (1:47)
Moogs For Moderns 3:34-5:38 (2:04)
Jeeps On Safari 5:40-8:10 (2:30)
One Night In St. Regis 8:13-9:49 (1:36)

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109 - Clear
917 - 180g Black
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DW186
Birds In Row "Personal War"
Format: 12"EP, CD, Digital



Birds In Row are a melodic and abrasive band from Laval, France.

Blurring the lines between hardcore, punk, and related sub-genres, Birds In Row offer something of substantial weight to their listeners. Collectively carrying somber hearts and poignant souls, they navigate through melancholic seas to shape beautifully hook-laden songs unlike anything else out there today.

“Personal War” is a seven track outpouring from Birds In Row. First proper song “Torches” breaks into a sprint from the get go. Drenched in expressive guitar work, it tells the tale of life’s light overcoming death’s darkness. The race continues with “O-Dear” and “Weary”. Two musically infectious songs that are lyrically entangled in the complexity of love. “Worried” then wanders into view as a beautifully melodic piece, slowing to an introspective shuffle before the chaotic “Snakes” picks up the pace again. All of this leads to emotional closer “Marathon”. A song that serves as Birds In Row’s declaration of war on the world of ethical and emotional compromise.

Track Listing:
01. Intro
02. Torches
03. O'Dear
04. Weary
05. Worried
06. Snakes
07. Marathon

First Press:
308 - Opaque Orange / Yellow Mix
694 - Transparent Yellow
1994 - Transparent Orange
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DW184
Lies / White Jazz "Split"
Format: 7"EP, Digital



Lies are a vicious band featuring members of Skin Like Iron and The Hope Conspiracy. Their stripped down approach is a clear nod to Anti-Cimex, Skitsystem and other classic punk bands. Here they offer two crushing songs, “Cycle of Abuse” and “Deny Me”, both utterly relentless in the best way possible.

White Jazz are a frantic band featuring three quarters of Rise And Fall. Their high energy wall of sound is a throwback to the golden days when Black Flag and Minor Threat ruled the underground music world. Here they offer two songs, “Bliss” and “Gutter Rainbows” that are both infectiously discordant in tone.

Track Listing:
01. Lies - Cycle Of Abuse
02. Lies - Deny Me
03. White Jazz - Bliss
04. White Jazz - Gutter Rainbows

First Press:
364 - White
499 - Silver
147 - Half Black / Half White
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DW183
Cult Leader "Lightless Walk"
Format: CD, LP, Cassette, Digital



Cult Leader are a chaotically aggressive band from Salt Lake City, Utah.

"Lightless Walk" was recorded and engineered by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios (Converge, High On Fire, etc). From the first menacing thumps of "Great I Am", Cult Leader unleash grinding musical fury. "The Sorrower" gallops before crashing into a wall of heaviness as they vocally declare "...nothing will get better". The pessimistic spiral continues in "Sympathetic" and "Suffer Louder", two tangles of cacophony that give birth to crushers of ending riffs. "Broken Blades" then emerges as a near constant barrage, showcasing the technical prowess thriving underneath Cult Leader’s layers of grime. While "A Good Life" ushers in new dynamics, clawing through melodious dirt before taking flight again. "Walking Wastelands", "Gutter Gods", and "Hate Offering" are all metallic monsters in their own right, lurching towards the epically haunting pairing of "How Deep It Runs" and "Lightless Walk". Two songs that show Cult Leader at their most depressive and powerful as they recede into introspective darkness.

Track Listing:
01. Great I Am
02. The Sorrower
03. Sympathetic
04. Suffer Louder
05. Broken Blades
06. A Good Life
07. Walking Wastelands
08. Gutter Gods
09. Hate Offering
10. How Deep It Runs
11. Lightless Walk

First Press:
311 - White
726 - Dark Red
1006 - Clear
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DW182
Loma Prieta "Self Portrait"
Format: CD, LP, Cassette, Digital



Formed in 2005, Loma Prieta have been a mainstay of the Bay Area hardcore community for a decade. While Loma Prieta’s sound is difficult to describe, it is clear that they come from the tradition of creative Bay Area hardcore bands such as Mohinder, Funeral Diner, Bread and Circuits, Yaphet Kotto, and Indian Summer. Eschewing sub-genres in favor of organically writing songs that are personally fulfilling. Ultimately making each recording unique, while managing to forge a distinctive voice all their own.

"Self Portrait" is the latest album from Loma Prieta. A ten song masterwork recorded by engineer Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden Recording Studio (Deafheaven). Opener "Love" layers unorthodox melodies amid a tangle of pensive, despondent vocals. These humanly complex qualities loudly bleed into every aspect of the album. Driven by feedback drenched guitar work "Black Square", "Roadside Cross", "Net Gain", and "More Perfect" all effortlessly veer from one post everything sub-genre to the next. Leading to the beautifully skewed "Nostalgia", a song that creeps from the haze with dark harmonic leanings. "Never Remember", "Merciless", and "Rings" venture down a similar crash and bang path before closer "Satellite" takes flight. An emotional epic that delves deep into introspection before finding total sonic obliteration.

Track Listing:
01. Love
02. Black Square
03. Roadside Cross
04. Net Gain
05. More Perfect
06. Nostalgia
07. Never Remember
08. Merciless
09. Rings
10. Satellite

First Press:
311 - Clear
716 - Opaque Red
2096 - White
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DW185
Loma Prieta "Love"
Format: 7"EP, Digital



Formed in 2005, Loma Prieta have been a mainstay of the Bay Area hardcore community for a decade. While Loma Prieta’s sound is difficult to describe, it is clear that they come from the tradition of creative Bay Area hardcore bands such as Mohinder, Funeral Diner, Bread and Circuits, Yaphet Kotto, and Indian Summer. Eschewing sub-genres in favor of organically writing songs that are personally fulfilling. Ultimately making each recording unique, while managing to forge a distinctive voice all their own.

Loma Prieta's "Love" EP features "Love" from their "Self Portrait" album, as well as the exclusive B-Side, "Trilogy 0 (Debris)". Both songs were recorded during the "Self Portrait" sessions with engineer Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden Recording Studio (Deafheaven, etc).

Track Listing:
01. Love
02. Trilogy 0 (Debris)

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1048 - Black
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DW178
American Nightmare (GUTG) "Reunion Documentary"
Format: 1080p Blu-ray, HD Digital Download



American Nightmare (Give Up The Ghost) are one of the most important and influential hardcore/punk bands of the last two decades. The band’s volatile mix of traditional American hardcore, English influenced attitude, and Wesley Eisold’s emotional lyrical prose set a new creative standard for the worldwide hardcore community. Their sphere of influence is far reaching, serving as the bellwether to the giants of punk (AFI, New Found Glory, etc.), metal/hardcore (Hatebreed, GlassJaw, Converge, etc.), and even mainstream music (Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, etc.).

On December 29th and 31st, 2011, the last known incarnation of American Nightmare (Give Up The Ghost) reunited to play their first shows in almost eight long years. One in Boston and the other Los Angeles, these legendary shows were comprised of fanatic audiences who travelled from all over the globe. All to celebrate their intimate connection to the words and music of this highly influential band.

Years in the making, we are proud to present the official footage from these two historic hardcore shows in their entirety on 1080p BluRay and HD Digital formats. Both shows were professionally filmed and edited by Evan Henkel with additional editing by Ian McFarland (McFarland and Pecci Films). Documenting the unmatched energy and emotion that only American Nightmare (Give Up The Ghost) could emanate. Also featuring interviews with Matt Pike (Booking Agent), Chris Wrenn (Bridge 9 Records), Robby Redcheeks (Promoter), Jacob Bannon (Converge, Deathwish), George Hirsch (Blacklisted, Harm Wulf), and Jeremy Bolm (Touche Amore).
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