world, meet hivelords.
anthropic records is pleased to announce that hivelords are now part of our doomed family of blackened sludge love. hivelords have been terrorizing the metal community with unrelenting force. they have toured heavily with sludge brothers Sadgiqacea and have shared the stage with InterArma, Hull, Chrome Waves, US Christmas, Mutant Supremacy, Across Tundras and many more. seeing hivelords play the first time had me captivated from the first song. it was terrifying and cathartic. i closed my eyes and imagined being ripped from myself, thrown into a ocean and held down under water until i shook loose my own emotional baggage. be sure to check them out while they are on tour this summer with sadgiqacea (on tour for 6 weeks).
their full-length album will be available this summer on both CD and vinyl.
PRE-ORDER the brand new album, False Prism, from Sadgiqacea on VINYL, for release MAY 14TH 2013magenta with black splatter vinyl and features beautiful original artwork by evan and fred (sadgiqacea) on a gatefold jacket. complete with free digi-download. these are limited and WILL SELL OUT.
Visit Candlelight Records to PRE-ORDER Sadgiqacea, False Prism, on CD, due MAY 7TH 2013.
we are all doomed.
anthropic records is pleased to announce that sadgiqacea have signed with Candlelight Records. i couldn’t be more excited for Evan and Fred as they enter into a new realm of their journey. sadgiqacea have shown they are determined and have stretched themselves with their no-limits, no-mercy attitude; an outlook that drew me to them from the beginning. they work hard, play harder and display strength in their music and creative process. i am so proud of them!
sadgiqacea will release their full-length album as a joint release with anthropic records (under license from Candlelight). anthropic will release the vinyl version of False Prism on May 14th and Candlelight will release the CD version on May 7th.
False Prism is a journey through the cosmic mental process. i have listened to the album over a hundred times and it literally brings me to tears. the intensity of each song is comparable to being inside a dmt nebula and the only way out is for the vibration of yourself to throw you a rope. each song is twisted ladder of dueling forces spiraling into cerebral destruction which leads to a path of clarity. it is both a psychic war and a triumphant reincarnation.
Mastered by Colin Marston at The Thousand Caves in Queens, NY
Original Art by Fred (ftg illustrations) and Evan
May 7th-Official Release, Candlelight Records
May 14th-Official Vinyl Release, Anthropic Records. Vinyl release features a beautiful gatefold design with multi-coloured vinyl, digi-download card, original artwork by the band
- False Segments
- False Cross
- False Prism
- True Darkness
Pre-order available soon from Anthropic Records.
Dustin from doom-noir.com asked me a few questions. You should check it out. Thank you Dustin for your continued support!
2012 was a crazy year. The year brought new releases, new alliances, new friends and fans and a good workload. Ominous Black released their 10″ recorded by the master, Steve Albini. The album turned heads and continues to do so. I released a successful edition of the Anthrosphere series that served as a gateway for many of the bands featured. I participated in Decibel Magazine’s, Queens of Noise-Women in Metal, issue which was mind-blowing and humbling. I signed Hivelords to Anthropic Records and they will have their debut release in 2013 that will destroy everything you thought you knew about blackened sludge doom wizardry. Ominous Black, Sadgiqacea and Hivelords spent a ton of time out on the road, delivering doses of cosmic doom to unsuspecting cities across the US. Sadgiqacea recorded their new monster full-length with the help of Chris Grigg (Woe, phillymetal.com) which will be released in April of 2013.
Overall, 2012 was fruitful and exciting. I am looking forward to another bad-ass year. Thank you to everyone who helps make us grow, to everyone who bought a record, to everyone that grabbed a sticker or a pin and wears it proudly. Thank you to the awesome people on the road who help book the bands and take care of them while they are in your towns. Thank you to the people who care enough to open their emails and packages and listen to the music we believed in so much that we put it on record or on cd or as a download. Thank you to the people who review the music and hype it up and show us endless support.
I look forward to some nice surprises, new alliances and crazy releases I have up my sleeve. I hope all of you are paying attention to what we are doing over here in our little universe of doom. We are coming at you whether you are ready or not. Here’s to 2013. Get psyched.
hey kittens, it’s that time of year where we make ourselves crazy with holiday cheer.
uh, yea. anyway, the folks here at anthropic records want to make sure you have the best holiday (and by best holiday we hope you are drinking whiskey, listening to metal and smoking..well, you get the point) so we are knocking a few bucks off the Ominous Black 10″ and offering 10% off Sadgiqacea/Grass split. merry merry.
we are all doomed.
love and stuff,
this is my official press release. share, share, share the psychic doom:
Ominous Black, Self-titled 10”
For release: August 21, 2012
anthropic records is proud to release the limited, self-titled, 2-song 10” record from Philadelphia’s cosmic doom trio, Ominous Black.
Ominous Black began their journey in 2007, deploying lush, doomed, cosmic post-rock mixed with textural psychedelia. Ominous Black have polished their way through four releases, creating a sound and feel that sets them apart. For this fifth release, Ominous Black recruited Evan Pontell-Schaefer of Sadgiqacea to beast the gut-wrenching vocals and heart-pounding drums. This two song release is a testament to where they have been and where they are heading.
The self-titled release is available from anthropic records in white vinyl and black/white marble vinyl. The art was designed by Alyssa Maucere with hand pressed packaging by Reuben Little (Ocean). The music was recorded at Electrical Audio by the mighty Steve Albini and mastered by John Golden at Golden Mastering.
Ominous Black will tour US/Canada Fall 2012 and will set out for their 6th Full US tour in Spring/Summer 2013.
What has been said about Ominous Black:
“Equal parts delicate and crushing, they weave together strands of soaring post-rock with crashing cymbals, raw-throated roars, and monolithic riffs, beautifully staining the lot with brushstrokes of psychedelia”-Metal Sucks
“All the Sleep heritage mixed with Neurosis in a sapid and terrific mixture with something of Khanate in the vocal’s approach. There’s even something of the best math-rock (old Don Caballero, not the boring descendants). You see it’s not the usual “let’s doom as others did before us” style”-Forgotten Songs
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You, yes you, can now PRE-ORDER the new Ominous Black 10″!!! After a million people asked for it, here it is. I am so excited to release this onto the world. Pre-orders will start tonight and close August 19th. Official release date is Tuesday, August 21st. All pre-orders will go out on Monday, August 20th.
In case you haven’t been paying attention, the record is absolutely breath-taking. literally, it made me burst out in tears. Ominous Black have created a new sound scape. Each measure journeys into another creating new peaks and valleys you haven’t yet explored. Close your eyes, the songs take you on a psychic ride through yourself and by the end, delivers you home, anew. the album was recorded by steve albini, mastered by john golden, printed/pressed by reuben little (ocean) and features artwork by alyssa maucere. each piece is hand packaged with all our love and includes a free digi-download card.
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check out the tour section for new show dates from Ominous Black and Sadgiqacea!
thank you in advance for your support!
kittens, 3 updates because all evil comes in threes. or something.
1. sadgiqacea/hivelords tour blog is here! check out how they are making out on tour as they spread their doom throughout the usa! click on tour above. check out their fancy video too!
2. you can now purchase the sadgiqacea/grass split lp in a digital version on bandcamp. i am extremely stubborn about putting things out digitally so, be grateful. this is a huge step for me and will require a lot of therapy.
here it is: #PURCHASINGVINYLMAKESSHANNONHAPPY
3: I am honored to have been part of the Women in Metal issue of Decibel Magazine. Seriously, I am humbled. It means so much to me to have been given this opportunity. Pick up a copy when it hits stores or better yet, get a subscription here (this issue also includes an electric wizard flexi…ohhh damn): DECIBEL
More to come…lots more