Sunday, 10 August 2014

0072 - My First Failure - S/T LP

This was the next record in my posting pile and I've been doing a bit of research into this morning and it's quite a special record for a few reasons. It was the second album from German hardcore band My First Failure. It was released on CD by Demons Run Amok Entertainment, who licenced the vinyl pressing to Dog Knights Productions and Brain Ache Records. According to the back of the record sleeve, this was the first record to be released by both labels.

Despite the fact that I can't take a straight picture, I think this record has a really attractive cover. The back of the sleeve contains the song titles and which side they're on, which is a nice touch.


Side A -
1. Alive
2. Getting Through
3. Restless
4. Until Today

Side B -
5. The Past
6. About Hearts
7. Turn The Page

In terms of the record itself, there were 250 copies pressed. The pressing should have been made up of 50 pre-order copies on black with silk-screened outer covers, 50 Euro tour copies on half-cream/half-black with silk-screened outer covers and 150 copies on clear with brown and black splatter but there was a mistake at the pressing plant and they ended up with:-

50 on black with silk-screened covers (Pre-order version)
50 on clear with brown and black splatter with silk-screened covers (Euro tour press)
150 on clear with brown and black splatter (Standard press)
(Note: If this is incorrect, please let me know)

I don't think My First Failure are active anymore.

You can stream the record at Brain Ache's bandcamp page below:-

In terms of getting hold of a copy, Dog Knights have long sold out of their copies as have Brain Ache. It looks like you'll have to rely on Discogs or the usual distros again.

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Demons Run Amok Entertainment Facebook -

Monday, 4 August 2014

0071 - Heksed - S/T LP

Now, I've been reading a lot of vinyl blogs recently, mainly Screaming For RecordsUtopia BanishedSkull FuckedTotality and others and it's made me realise that I have a long way to go to make mine as good as those ones. My main blog This Noise Is Ours takes up most of my time, but this one will always be going as long as I'm buying vinyl (which probably will be forever!).

This post follows on from my last one about the Hang The Bastard and is also a nod to xTinox of Hardcore/Metal vinyl blog, as I know he likes these types of records. It's also sort of poignant as Heksed have gone on hiatus.

I can't remember where I picked this up from but I think it was directly from the band. It's another records with no band logo on the front cover and it's black/white artwork gives a real old-school feel. It was self-released too and feature the band's take on Holy Terror hardcore.

Things are kept simple on the inside of the gatefold sleeve too, with no lyrics/song-titles written anywhere and just a small space used for credits.


Side A -
1. Bleeding In A Red Dress
2. Shallow
3. Mater
4. She Walks On Thorns
5. Trash Your Demons

Side B -
6. The Prophet
7. Bloodstains
8. Fracture

The artwork also features on the centre stickers. This was a one time pressing of 500 copies on black vinyl. I love it!

If anyone could point me in the direction of a Red copy of the Heksed/Deathseekers split 7" and a copy of the Revolver, Oslo cassette that Midnight Funeral pressed, I'd have a completed Heksed discography!

It terms of availability, this LP have long sold out but you may be able to pick it up from Discogs or the usual places. Good luck.

Heksed Facebook -