Friday, 21 December 2012

0030 - Light Bearer - Lapsus (Double LP)

This double LP has to be my favourite, which is a touch thing to say as I've got so many records now, but everything about this record is incredible. I learned about Light Bearer through Halo of Flies Records, but actually picked this copy up from the UK label Protagoras Collective.

Light Bearer are an amazing atmospheric metal band from London and they released this double LP through Alerta Antifascista, Halo of Flies and Moments of Collapse.

Both the front and back covers are very dark, featuring subtle artwork and song titles on the back.

It's the same when you open out the sleeve to reveal what's on the inside! Two winged beasts glaring at each other while another stares straight at you.
Inside the main sleeve, are two inner sleeves witch house the records. Each one features similar artwork to that of the cover on the front and the songs, lyrics, credits on the back.

Sleeve A Front -

Sleeve A Back:-

Sleeve B Front:-

Sleeve B Back:-

The tracklist is:-

1. Beyond The Infinite
2. Primum Movens
3. Metatron
4. The Armoury Choir
5. Pre Lapsus
6. Lapsus

All four sides of the vinyl are grey with black in the middle to match the centre stickers, which only signify sides A and C.

In terms of availability, the first press that was put out by, Alerta Antifascista, Halo Of Flies and Moments of Collapse has completely sold out. The first pressing was as follows:-

1125 on black vinyl
125 on marine green
125 on grey/blue
125 on grey/splatter

The newly released second pressing is as follows:-

300 on black vinyl
100 on white vinyl
100 on grey vinyl

You can pick copies up from the links below, depending where you are in the world:-

Halo of Flies (USA) -
Alerta Antifascista (EU) -
Moments of Collapse (EU) -

Here's a stream of Lapsus from the Moments of Collapse bandcamp page for you:-

You can visit Light Bearer at their wordpress site at and on Facebook at

Saturday, 8 December 2012

New arrivals - Pt 4

I've received loads of new stuff recently, here goes -

Tapes -

Wrestling - For You Anything Tape
Things Fall Apart - Keep Calm Tape
Dead Bong - S/T Tape
Nigh - S/T Tape
Cease To Exist/Armour of Contempt - Split tape

Vinyl -

Dude Jams/Pure Graft - Split 7" (on Clear Crystal Meth vinyl from Not Shy of The DIY)
Let It Die - Let It Die 7" (on Translucent Purple vinyl from Church of Fuck)
Iron Witch - Post Vegas Blues 7" (on Green vinyl from Thirty Days if Night)

I ordered a few bits from To Live A Lie -

Mehkago N.T - Massive Fucking Headwound (12" on Black vinyl)
Nashgul/Malpractice Insurance - Split (7" on Clear Orange vinyl)
Rape Revenge - Paper Cage (7" on Clear Orange vinyl)
V/A - To Live A Lie Split (7"  White vinyl)
Protestant/Suffering Mind - Split (7" Clear Orange vinyl)

I also got these goodies too -

Total Fucking Destruction - Childhater (Red flexi-disc)
Unholy Grave/Nak'ay - Split (5" Black vinyl)

I went to see Moloch/Rot In Hell/Lich gig last night and I picked up the latest Man Hands/Lich 10"

Also, Holy Roar sent these two records I'd pre-ordered -

Strife - Witness A Rebirth (12" Red w/White vinyl)
Full of Hell/Calm The Fire - (7" Various colour vinyl)

There we go, that's all for now!

Saturday, 1 December 2012

0028/0029 - Hungry Lungs - S/T 7"

It's no secret that I like my screamo a lot. This 7" is was from German band Hungry Lungs and the reason it's both number 28 and 29 in my collection is because I have two copies of it!

It's an ace three track affair, that was put out by no less than six labels including, React With Protest, Halo Of Flies, Contraszt!, Farblos Records, Parade of Spectres and Win Htein Records.

Front Sleeve -

I ordered this 7" originally from Halo Of Flies, randomly when I was browsing one day. I was intrigued by the cover.

Back Sleeve -

The back of the sleeve is simple, with the song titles and the label motifs at the bottom.

Tracklist -

A side -
1. Koerperjueunger
2. The Heaviest of All Weights

B side -
3. Philister

Pressing of the record was limited to 500. 400 copies were pressed on black and 100 were pressed on gold vinyl. I seem to have acquired two copies on gold!

Side A -

Side - B

I really like the quality of the vinyl, especially the centre stickers with the sides marked using Roman letters. They even put the vinyl RPM on too. This photo is a bit blurred, but it's hand-numbered as number 60 out of 100.

I also got copy number 52, from Parade of Spectres later on as part a review pack, featuring other awesome screamo records.

Liner sheet -

The lyric/thanks insert is cool, as it's printed on black paper that's got subtle silver brush strokes on it.

This particular 7" is now out of print, but here are the links to the labels who pressed it. I'll let you know too if any have any copies left -

React With Protest - (still has copies)
Halo Of Flies - (sold out)
Contraszt Records - (still has copies)
Farblos Records - (sold out)
Parade of Spectres - (may still have copies)
Win Htein - (still have copies)

You can head over to Hungry Lungs' Facebook page at, where there's the link to the Bandcamp page plus a free download link for a digital copy of this very record. If you like, make sure you buy a copy from one of the labels above.