The digital-only boxed sets Extreme Metal 101, Volumes 1-4, are available now. Each of these sets includes five crushing releases from the Roadrunner catalog, including four albums never before available digitally. Each box is $24.99, and they’re available on iTunes and via other digital music retailers.
Here’s what you get:
Extreme Metal 101, Vol. 1
Malevolent Creation, The Ten Commandments
Obituary, Slowly We Rot
Pestilence, Consuming Impulse
Suffocation, Pierced From Within
Extreme Metal 101 Vol. 2
Gorguts, Considered Dead
Immolation, Dawn of Possession (available digitally for the first time)
Extreme Metal 101 Vol. 3
Obituary, Cause of Death
Pestilence, Testimony of the Ancients
Sadus, Chemical Exposure (available digitally for the first time)
Extreme Metal 101 Vol. 4
Annihilator, Alice in Hell
Cerebral Fix, Bastards (available digitally for the first time)
Defiance, Beyond Recognition (available digitally for the first time)
Exhorder, The Law
Fear Factory, Soul of a New Machine
Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Charlotte, North Carolina death metal / grindcore outfit Columns. Featuring former members of Relapse cult grinders Hemdale plus renowned death metal bands Vehemence and Glass Casket, Columns, (Adam Cody – Vocals, Michael Lehmann – Guitar, Jake Wade – Bass, Jason Skipper – Drums) formed in 2003 and have released a series of blistering EPs since 2006. A song from their most recent EP Please Explode is available for free download via the Relapse Records 2013 Bandcamp sampler here. The band will begin recording their Relapse debut soon in time for an early 2014 release.
The band commented on the signing:
“Columns is super stoked to be a part of the Relapse Records family! We have followed so many bands on the Relapse roster for so long – we are looking forward to our releases having the backing they need to reach a much bigger audience! GRIND!”
Last week, Gonzo grindcore terrorists AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED entered guitarist Scott Hull’s Visceral Sound Studios in Bethesda, MD to begin work on their highly anticipated new material for Relapse Records.
In true ANB fashion, the quartet will be giving zero fucks and releasing four independent full length albums, each in a completely different style and direction, representing the tastes and influences of each member of the band.
More details will be announced as they develop.
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Finnish grindcore maniacs ROTTEN SOUND released another new track, entitled Peace, from their upcoming six song EP Species At War. The EP, which will be released on January 22 via Relapse Records in North America on CD/LP/Digital, was self-recorded at Nordic Audio Labs earlier this summer and mixed/mastered by drummer Sami Latva at Latva Studios.
The album was self-recorded at Nordic Audio Labs earlier this summer and mixed/mastered by drummer Sami Latva at Latva Studios.