there are so many awesome things going on right now.
this week saw the release of the much anticipated debut, full-length release, ‘CAVERN APOTHECARY’, from HIVELORDS. the album features five brutally terrorizing songs recorded by richard scott, mastered by james plotkin and features original artwork by tim buckley. it is a BEAST of an album and i couldn’t be more proud to have released this. HIVELORDS have proven to be artists that step outside any and all metal boxes and continue to blow me away with their intense writing style, stage performance and their no-fear fever for touring. the album is available at the web store on CD and will be available on 12″ vinyl later in the month.
next, the ENTIRE tour schedule is up and up-to-date for HIVELORDS/SADGIQACEA FULL US TOUR. click on the tour page to find out where and when they are playing in your city. they will definitely need your support out there. both bands are touring in support of their brand new albums (sadgiqacea available through candlelight and anthropic records and hivelords available through anthropic records) and will have massive amounts of t-shirts, vinyl, cds, patches, stickers, pins, etc. grab something from them and get them to their next city. this is a HUGE tour and completely diy. show up.
i am also thrilled to announce the split 12″ coming this October with psychedelic doom-riders, Ominous Black and black metal giants, Krieg. Ominous Black have finished recording their side as of last week (recorded at Gradwell in Haddon Heights, NJ) and Krieg will hit the studio in late July. Expect lots of emotional twists and turns on this ride. Keep your eyes and ears opened for updates.
Next up, I would like to announce the hot new relationship between Anthropic Records and Catharsis PR. i have been doing my own promotion for some time now and as the ever-long laundry list of things to do gets longer and longer, it only made sense to get support from a trusted source. i have known kim (grimkim) for some time now and i have watched her travel all over the world, pumping her heart and (blackened) soul into words, into promotion, into touring, onto everything she touches. i couldn’t be more excited to work with kim. i’m not going to lie, it’s going to be hard to take the back seat to my unrelenting (yes, i know i am annoying) shameless promoting but, if i was to trust anyone with it, it would have to be kim kelly.
lots of love coming from the anthropic records tribe. we hope you can show some support in any way you can. we put a lot on the line to bring you music that we truly believe in over here. enjoy it. thank you to those who continue to show their support!