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"PATAC Label Update: WORMWOOD, BLOOD FARMERS, RAJOITUS/RATSTAB & THE HOOKERS

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WORMWOOD -Self Titled CD 11/28/2014

he new Boston-based act spawned by Chris Pupecki (Doomriders, Cast Iron Hike) and Chris Bevilacqua (ex-Doomriders, Hallraker), as WORMWOOD, the duo produces a caustic type of slow-motion audio terror. Their debut recording memorialize this torrential onslaught with five steamrolling new movements, recorded in full analog as well as mastered by Alex Garcia-Rivera (Cold Cave, Bloodhorse, Shelter) at Mystic Valley Studios. The Wormwood logo was drawn by Pupecki and tweaked by Jake Bannon (Converge), then infused into photos taken by Brad Fickeisen (Trap Them, The Red Chord) to create the bleak album cover. The sonic attack of WORMWOOD is harsh, the vocals are unapologetically negative, and it’s all destructively perfect as the needle digs in across the vinyl expanse of this stunning debut.

Noisey today lets the entire Wormwood LP off the chain with an exclusive stream of the album, now playing at THIS LOCATION.

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The self-titled album today sees CD and digital release through Magic Bullet Records, with the 12” vinyl edition on both black and smoke variations on October 28th.  A CD run including a limited woven patch will be released through Patac Records on the 11/28th.

WORMWOOD will announce their first live performances and more in the dark days ahead. Stand by for further broadcasts.

“Born out of a need for yet-unexplored heaviness, WORMWOOD have retched out twenty minutes of crusty crush that are sure to nod some heads.” – Decibel

 

“The Boston heavy music scene has delivered some absolutely phenomenal acts lo these last 25 or so years and Wormwood has to the potential to adroitly carry that torch into the foreseeable future.  Their synthesis of Southern sludge with American doom is a lethal, and yes, bitter combination played to absolutely chilling depths.” – Metal Insider

 

WORMWOOD’s music is not warm and fuzzy – it has the darkness of a hellish nightmare.” – Cvlt Nation

 

“Sometimes crushing, sometimes creeping, this piece reimagines a modernist ‘Morbid Tales’ for the -very- angry, whilst being a whole lot more than simply derivative.” – The Sludgelord

BLOOD FARMERS – Headless Eyes LP 12/09/2014

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Limited to 600 copies. 150 copies on opaque red vinyl, 450 copies on black vinyl.  All copies include a double-sided ‘grindhouse’ insert and 5″x5″ sticker of the cover art.

Originally formed in 1989, BLOOD FARMERS combine the atmosphere of ’70s horror with heavy doses of psychedelia and doom in the tradition of BLACK SABBATH and SAINT VITUS. The band’s 1995 debut on the legendary Hellhound Records has been cited as an influential underground classic by such bands as ELECTRIC WIZARD and CHURCH OF MISERY.

BLOOD FARMERS‘ current lineup includes Dave Szulkin (guitar), Eli Brown (vocals) and Tad Leger (drums; ex-TOXIK).

“Headless Eyes” track listing:

01. Gut Shot (6:17)
02. Headless Eyes (10:49)
03. The Creeper (4:51)
04. Thousand-Yard Stare (6:34)
05. Night Of The Sorcerers (10:15)
06. The Road Leads To Nowhere (5:59)

“In an alternate universe of proper 70’s-culture-worship sanity, BLOOD FARMERS ‘Headless Eyes’ title cut woulda been a cult hit. Same goes for ‘Bullet In My Head’ from their s/t 1995 pummellouge on Hellhound Records. Not TOO big a’one, though; this shit’s edgy and evil even for an imaginary authentirocktopia.

Alas, we live in an ‘indie-ground’ metal world where growing a beard is cool, and strip-mall-guitar-store stoner has the shelf life of a snoutful of stale bongwater. Ah, gimme a fuckin’ time machine back to when shit like this, early Sabbath, Alice Cooper, maybe some early Priest mighta been played here and there on the radio; Blood Farmers woulda fit in perfect, blasting from a rickety Trans Am’s AM radio as we’re barreling suicidally down tree-lined suburban streets, bag a’ brown pot stuffed in the pocket of a ragged denim jacket, their jams fueling parking lot beer fights gone murderously awry. Crank it, and fuckin’ spark one!

And with this latest chapter of their bleak yet richly uncompromising audio odyssey, Blood Farmers rock perched atop the solidified carrion of tradition, building an evil, familiar castle potheads everywhere will re-visit in zombified, blue-hued déjà-vu’s.

Eli Brown’s murderously remorseful howls once again lament over sadistically sinister rhythmic clangs and hammers, Iommesque in their embrace of Sabbath’s higher challenges (galloping darkly melodic improvised guitar virtuosity) rather than copping out to the neanderthousanth riffage to not-much-else-ville like almost everybody calling themselves ‘doom’ nowadays.

‘The Road Leads To Nowhere’ is Dave Szulkin’s standout, show-stopping Sabbifried dark guitar meditation on ‘The Last House On The Left’ soundtrack, and it’s a sternum-macerating downer, finding Brown’s voice dry, clean, honest and bare of the past’s oft saturating lysergic churn of vocal phase and flange. The effect is like a chilling confession, transporting us back to where guitar rock left off, but making it evil again, yes! Ever-more evil! A guitar harvest only possible from years of bong-addled worship in the shadows cast by the duel altars of Tipton and Downing; this album is Blood Farmers’ grimly shining hour.

Sabbath are older now. We need new metal in the arenas. Please, Satan, let it be bands like this! Let us reach for and acknowledge new, real royalty here; Dave, Eli and Tad have earned hellish thrones with this demon-u-mental rockument – a restoration of the genre, blood-soaked in vintage horror authenticism, like swampy, resurfacing 16 millimeter suppressed memories of satanic ritual sacrifice.

I am hitchhiking in the rain. Going to see a psychic who says she will contact the spirit of Forrest J Ackerman for me; I shall play the entire ‘Headless Eyes’ for his ghost. He’ll love it!

Oh – and do I even need to even tell ya’s the vinyl is the definitive format? Warm, loud, full, fuckin’…crisp. Beefy lows, unified – 5 out of 5 stars.” (Review by Robert from SIEGE/NIGHTSTICK). 

RAJOITUS/RATSTAB -split 7″ 12/09/2014

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Limited to 350 copies:
150 – White Vinyl
200 – Black Vinyl

Gone are the days when one side of a split got the wear…our extreme music scene(s) continue to explode with fucking awesome bands, and here are two on what has briskly become a sought after slab of duel-heaviness….Rajoitus is some killer classicist Britishesque politicore, speeding things up from there with 5 cuts of fist-shake and slam- inducing fast punk, pushing under vocalist Jani’s croaks of sincerity and outrage. ‘Maailma on Kaunis’ opens anthemic, ass-kicking to 110 mph…the band gets right to it with a head-smacking attack beyond verse-chorus-verse. Providence Rhode Island’s Ratstab spew hard on the obnoxiously noisy pummeling side of things with gut-churn adorned, larynx-stripping hatred from singer Scott, atop the band’s sickly excellent skull-bouncing hardcorebulence. Abrasive buildups to grand shrieks from rhythmic walls burning with feedback. Already receiving heavy airplay in my personal rotation. (review by Robert from SIEGE.)

HOOKERS – It’s Midnight… The Witching Hour LP 02/10/2015

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The new album is a blistering onslaught of some of the BEST new horror metal around today, like a mix of Slayer’s “Reign in Blood” with The Misfits “Earth AD”! This album is NON-stop brilliance from start to finish, and we can’t wait to bring it to you! Look for a December 2014 CD release on Razorback Records and LP Release February 2015 of this masterpiece! Cover art by wicked horror artist, Josh McAlear.

LISTEN TO “The Devil’s Wedding Night”

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"Blood Farmers -Headless Eyes Test Pressings: SOLD OUT IN 15 MINUTES

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ORDER NOW!

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Limited Edition DIY Test-Pressing.
Spray-painted stencil covers.
Hand-stamped center labels and jackets numbered by David Szulkin.
Limited to only 35 copies.

“In an alternate universe of proper 70’s-culture-worship sanity, BLOOD FARMERS ‘Headless Eyes’ title cut woulda been a cult hit. Not TOO big a’one, though; this shit’s edgy and evil even for an imaginary authentirocktopia.

Sabbath are older now. We need new metal in the arenas. Please, Satan, let it be bands like this! Let us reach for and acknowledge new, real royalty here; Dave, Eli and Tad have earned hellish thrones with this demon-u-mental rockument – a restoration of the genre, blood-soaked in vintage horror authenticism, like swampy, resurfacing 16 millimeter suppressed memories of satanic ritual sacrifice.

Oh – and do I even need to even tell ya’s the vinyl is the definitive format? Warm, loud, full, fuckin’…crisp. Beefy lows, unified – 5 out of 5 stars.” (review by Robert from SIEGE).”

 

 

Blood Farmers formed in New York City in 1989. Influenced by the downer-rock of Black Sabbath and the psychedelic horror films of the ‘60s and ‘70s, the band released its first demo, “Permanent Brain Damage”, on cassette in 1991. The recording became an underground hit among doom metal fans and established Blood Farmers as a cult band in the genre.

After sharing the stage with like-minded bands such as Saint Vitus, Internal Void and Grief, their second demo tape “Bury the Living, Harvest the Dead” (1994) caught the attention of German metal label Hellhound Records. Hellhound signed the band and released the self- titled “Blood Farmers” album in 1995. Cited as an influential underground classic by bands such as Electric Wizard and Church of Misery, the disc earned raves from Kerrang!, Rock Hard and other magazines…but Hellhound Records went bankrupt a few months after the release, and Blood Farmers disbanded for over a decade.

Interest from Japan’s Leafhound Records led to the CD release of “Permanent Brain Damage” in 2004 and a reunion gig in 2007 headlining the Doom Or Be Doomed festival in Baltimore. In 2008, promoting Leafhound’s reissue of their debut album, Blood Farmers toured Japan headlining over Church of Misery, Ogre and Eternal Elysium. Interest in Blood Farmers had grown through the years since the band dissolved, and these shows were packed with excited Japanese fans.

In 2009, drummer Tad Leger joined the group and they started brewing up new material. In 2011, Blood Farmers were invited to play at the Roadburn Festival as well as the Hammer of Doom Festival in Germany. During their first European tour, the band shared the stage with legends like Pentagram and Electric Wizard.

Upon their return they began tracking their new album, “Headless Eyes”. Released in March 2014 on the band’s Resurrection Productions label, “Headless Eyes” is both a doom-filled follow-up to their two previous efforts and an expansion into new territory. The album has been lauded by fans around the world, many feeling that the new material is
Blood Farmers’ best to date.

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"BLOWFLY announces ‘2014 Summer Sextacular’ US/CANADA Tour Dates

  BLOWFLY 2014 Summer Sextacular US/Canadian Tour Friday, July 25 – Churchill’s Pub Miami Friday, August 1 – Bar Amon , San Jose CRThursday, August 7, Metro Gallery BaltimoreFriday, August 8, The Grand Victory BrooklynSaturday, August 9 – Gunner’s Run, Philadelphia (FREE SHOW!) Sunday, August 10 – … Continue reading

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"RAJOITUS – RATSTAB split 7″ Vinyl EP


Coming Summer 2014…   Rajoitus/Ratstab split 7” (PATAC Records/Reality is a Cult/ Riotous Outburst Records). Gone are the days when one side of a split got the wear…our extreme music scene(s) continue to explode with fucking awesome bands, and here are two on what has briskly become a sought after slab of duel-heaviness….Rajoitus is some killer classicist Britishesque politicore, speeding things up from there with 5 cuts of fist-shake and slam- inducing fast punk, pushing under vocalist Jani’s croaks of sincerity and outrage.  ‘Maailma on Kaunis’  opens anthemic, ass-kicking to 110 mph…the band gets right to it with a head-smacking attack beyond verse-chorus-verse. Providence Rhode Island’s Ratstab spew hard on the obnoxiously noisy pummeling side of things with gut-churn adorned, larynx-stripping hatred from singer Scott, atop the band’s sickly excellent skull-bouncing hardcorebulence.  Abrasive buildups to grand shrieks from rhythmic walls burning with feedback.  Already receiving heavy airplay in my personal rotation. (review by Robert from SIEGE.)

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"SIEGE -Lost Session ’91 7″ Vinyl EP -OUT NOW-

OUT NOW ON PATAC

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Purchase the LIMITED EDITION Gold Vinyl with Patch.

Purchase standard pressing limited to 1000.

Long believed to be lost… the infamous unreleased SIEGE recording. While going through the archives of WEYMOUTH ROCK PRODUCTIONS, a cassette was discovered labeled “SIEGE Quincy Session w/ Seth.” Presented are four demo cuts that were meant to be the follow up to the legendary DROP DEAD cassette and CLEANSE THE BACTERIA compilation tracks. The original masters were damaged and completely unsalvageable.

Painstakingly restored by Lucky Lacquers, this 7″ is limited to 1000 copies.

1st Press:

150 on Gold Vinyl with bonus Woven Patch

100 on Gold/Black Vinyl

750 on traditional Black Vinyl

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"BLOWFLY ‘Black In The Sack’ LP -Now Shipping

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Order BLOWFLY Black in the Sack on limited vinyl LP!

 

The master of dirty soul, the ‘Porno Freak’ himself, BLOWFLY is back with his weirdest album yet ‘Black In The Sack’! At 74, BLOWFLY (Clarence Reid) has not missed a beat with his raunchy parodies and funky originals. Clarence has been touring the USA and abroad regularly since his last album in 2006 ‘Punk Rock Party’ and starred in a documentary celebrating his career entitled ‘The Weird World Of Blowfly.’

BLOWFLY reworks songs from Michael Jackson, Sam Cooke, AC/DC, Brook Benton, Gap Band and even Black Sabbath, giving them the sleazy red-light treatment than only BLOWFLY can give.

Weirdo guests on this album include punk rock legends TESCO VEE and THE MEATMEN as well as sludge titans FISTULA and David Szulkin from BLOOD FARMERS/Grindhouse Releasing.

Pack the rubbers and lube because there is no party like a BLOWFLY party!!!

1st Press:
100 on Yellow Vinyl
400 on Black Vinyl

All vinyl comes with a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE ENTIRE ALBUM!

1. Oh, Ben
2. AM/FM
3. The Sound
4. Dirty Chicken
5. Black In The Sack
6. Spermy Night (Slight Return)
7. Girlies In The Morning
8. Dick Stabbath

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BLOWFLY Black in the Sack is distributed exclusively by Independent Label Listribution.

 

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SIEGE — Lost Session 91 Vinyl EP BLOWFLY — Black In The Sack Vinyl LP RAWHIDE — Murder One Vinyl LP HELLBASTARD — Sons of Bitches Vinyl EP FISTULA — Northern Aggression Vinyl EP WORMWOOD — Self Titled CD

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