Tuesday, 6 November 2012

0027 - Rise and Fall - Deceiver b/w Sinking In Sin 7"

I thought I'd take a break from tracking down a Siege CD for a mate and post about the second Deathwish Inc record I picked up from the Dog Knights Productions distro.

This one caught my eye (no pun intended) straight away, thanks to the big eye on the front of the sleeve. I'd been a huge fan of Dutch hardcore for a while and with Belgium being neighbours, I thought I'd do some digging there too. I'd known about Rise and Fall for a while and thought I'd pick this up while I was browsing the distro.

This 7" is simple with no insert, just the songs, lyrics and credit printed on the back of the sleeve.

Tracklist -
A Side - Deceiver
B Side - Sinking In Sin

This is brilliant, caustic Belgian hardcore at it's best.

A Side -

B Side -

The record itself is pressed on really nice grey vinyl, with a striking centre sticker on each side.

Pressing volumes are as follows:-

330 on Clear vinyl
770 on Grey vinyl
1100 on White vinyl.

The record also came with a customary download code.

You can still pick up copies direct from the Deathwish webstore at http://www.deathwishinc.com/, however if you don't want to pay the shipping from the US, Dog Knights Productions still have copies in their distro at http://www.dogknightsproductions.com/DK/Store.html.

Wanted: Siege - Drop Dead CD

A plea to those who read this blog: I'm currently looking for a copy of Siege - Drop Dead on CD and am trying to avoid buying a copy from the US, so I don't have to pay horrendous shipping costs.

If you have a copy you are willing to sell, please let me know by e-mailing me at stayahead1@yahoo.co.uk


Sunday, 4 November 2012

0026 - Kylesa/Victims Split 7"

As well as buying those two previous 7"s from Dog Knights Productions, I also picked up two distro items, this being the first. It was the second Deathwish Inc pressing of the Kylesa/Victims split.

Once again, it was the artwork that attracted me to it, but also the fact that Victims were on it. I was just getting into Kylesa at the time as well, so it made sense to buy it.

I like how the artwork flows onto the back cover too (sorry for the poor picture).

The inside sleeve folded to present similar artwork in striking yellow and black as well the credits (again, sorry for the poor pics)

The vinyl itself was pressed on Yellow/Gold vinyl. The centre sticker on both sides tells you which band is on it and the RPM (which I think should be on every vinyl record, to save any embarrassment when you get the wrong spreed!)

Side A

Side B

The record itself feature 3 songs.

Side A - Kylesa
1. Pain And Suffering

Side B - Victims
1. On Our Knees
2. Descend Within

In terms of pressing, there seems to have been multiple presses from different labels -

It was originally pressed by a label called La Familia -

June 2009 - Tour edition on orange and black marbled vinyl - 500 copies
October 2009 - 2nd editions features 300 on green and black marbled vinyl and 1000 on black vinyl.
March 2010 - 3rd edition features 300 copies on blue and black marbled vinyl and 500 copies on Black vinyl.

The La Familia release had different artwork.

It was later pressed by Deathwish Inc

November 2011 - 1st pressing featured two colour-ways on transparent red and yellow vinyl although the exact volumes are not know.

2012 - 2nd pressing on gold vinyl, but again no volumes known.

As well getting the record, it came with a download code, as is customary from Deathwish.

There are still copies of the La Familia black pressing at http://www.punkdistro.de/shop/index.php?cat=139&sort=&filter_id=302 and you can pick up copies of the current Deathwish gold pressing from http://www.deathwishinc.com/releases/21/. You  should also be able to get copies from distros and discogs.

Kylesa can be found at http://www.facebook.com/KYLESAmusic
Victims can be found at http://www.facebook.com/pages/VICTIMS