Tape Tuesday: Pye Corner Audio – Black Mill Tapes Volume 4:Dystopian Vectors

The label’s proprietor has publicly stated that it would be nice if some people ordered something besides (or at least along with) this new tape from Pye Corner Audio. We would also strongly recommend that you pick up something else along with your order, as long as your order does indeed contain the Black Mill Tapes Volume 4, because let’s face it: this is a pretty stellar tape. We’ve certainly not kept our love for Further a secret. Go forth and order: furtherrecords.org.


Tape Tuesday: Fluisteraars – Dromers

It’s still snowing in Minneapolis, so we are still listening to black metal (as if a lack of snow has ever stopped us). Fluisteraars hail from the Netherlands and craft blackest metal of the epic variety (i.e. the shortest track on Dromers is over 8 minutes long). Vinyl will hopefully land stateside at some point, but for now it is recommended to pick up the tape at caligarirecords.storenvy.com.

Fluisteraars - Dromers


Kid Koala – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 2xLP

One of the absolute classics of the “turntablism” genre. Yes kids, that was a real thing in the 90s. This debut from Kid Koala proved that even the veterans in the game had a few things to learn, and it has recently been repressed on the vinyl format. So you can listen to a dude chopping up vinyl – on vinyl. Aces! Pick it up from experimedia.net or ninjatune.net.

Kid Koala - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 2xLP


Besieged – Victims Beyond All Help LP

Heavy metal maniacs take note: Besieged have come from Canada to split your skull. This LP definitely harkens back to the thrashing, deathly days of yore, and those of you who can’t quite put that decade behind you would be well advised to invest some time and money with this one: unspeakableaxerecords.com. Colored vinyl is still available.

Besieged - Victims Beyond All Help LP


YOB “The Great Cessation” 2xLP

Updated 03/28/2014: Oh hey, looks like this got repressed: yobsl.bandcamp.com or southernlord.com. Awesome.

This crushing vinyl edition of The Great Cessation has been released by Southern Lord, but it probably won’t be showing up in their online shop. SL vinyl subscribers will be getting their copies, but if you didn’t sign up for that then you will want to be procuring a copy of this most recent album from YOB, also known as one of the best DOOM albums of last year. Two new songs for the vinyl edition, you can pick up a copy for $24 at allthatisheavy.com.

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Force Of Darkness – Absolute Verb Of Chaos And Darkness LP

While you are over at 20 Buck Spin picking up the new album from Cauldron Black Ram, do yourself a giant favor and throw this new MLP from Chile’s Force Of Darkness into your basket. Absolutely ripping! And as we mentioned, everything in their distro is 20% off (use the promo code “BLACKRAM” during checkout): 20buckspinshop.com.

Force Of Darkness - Absolute Verb Of Chaos And Darkness LP


Abyssal – Denouement LP

2014 is the year for Abyssal vinyl, apparently. The debut LP from these black death warlocks was recently pressed to vinyl and can be ordered from the distro over at darkdescentrecords.com.

Abyssal - Denouement LP


Cauldron Black Ram – Stalagmire LP

Throat slashing pirate metal! The new album from Cauldron Black Ram is ready to order from 20 Buck Spin, and at 20% off for the weekend, you can’t afford to pass it up. That’s 20% off the entire shop by the way –but make sure you pick up a copy of Stalagmire on colored vinyl at the very least: 20buckspinshop.com.

Also, you can stream the entire album via Revolver on soundcloud.com.

Cauldron Black Ram - Stalagmire LP


Tape Tuesday: Expo Seventy – Closet Full Of Candles CS

Justin Wright, the hardest working man in drone music, has just re-released a tiny edition of 50 of Closet Full Of Candles, a tape previously only available on tour. These will be gone in a flash: exposeventy.com or exposeventy.bandcamp.com.

Expo Seventy - Closet Full Of Candles CS


Ras G – Raw Fruit Vol. 1-2 2xLP

Stones Throw does the right thing and gives the Raw Fruit Volumes from Ras G a proper vinyl pressing. Previously available on cassette tape via Leaving Records (you can still pick up Vol. 2), these two slabs see Ras doing what Ras does best – crafting beats so sticky and skunky that you are guaranteed to get a contact buzz. Pre-order at stonesthrow.com.

Ras G - Raw Fruit Vol 1-2 2xLP