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Gilead Media 2017 Phase 1 releases available now: Buildings, Kowloon Walled City (x2), Krallice, Vampillia + the body

Gilead Media 2017 Phase 1 releases available now: Buildings, Kowloon Walled City (x2), Krallice, Vampillia + the body

At long last we are happy to finally unleash our first phase of 2017 releases. These 5 records are available now to order via either our Bandcamp page (here) or the Eroding Winds online store (here). Here are more full details:

 

 

Buildings – You Are Not One Of Us LP

Formed in 2006, BUILDINGS is a three piece from Minneapolis. Their music is loud, aggressive, and dynamic. Melt Cry Sleep was the band’s 2nd full-length, and the follow up to 2008’s self-released Braille Animal (recently reissued on doubleplusgood). Engineer, Jacques Waite (off with their heads, motion city soundtrack) and mastering engineer Bob Weston (shellac) perfectly reigned in the band’s furious energy, allowing room for the 10 tightly wound tracks on Melt Cry Sleep to breathe in contrast to their raw & visceral live sets.

Now the band will release its highly anticipated 3rd LP You Are Not One Of Us recorded in world famous Pachyderm Studios. Engineered by Nick Tveitbakk and mastered by Adam Tucker at Signaturetone Recordings, these 11 tracks show Buildings maturing into a band that can not only produce gut wrenching noise, but at the same time blur the lines that divide many rock sub-genres – punk, noise rock, post hardcore – and end up with a sound that is dynamic, raw, and absolutely massive. Nothing is held back in terms of energy and aggression, but it’s executed in a way that is entirely organic. Something that you can bang your head and sing along to.

You Are Not One Of Us will be presented on vinyl by Antena Krzyku in Europe and Gilead Media in the USA. Available in a standard jacket on black or white/black splatter vinyl. Download coded included.

Order now from Eroding Winds: https://erodingwinds.com/products/buildings-you-are-not-one-of-us-lp

Order now from the Gilead Media bandcamp: https://gileadmedia.bandcamp.com/album/you-are-not-one-of-us

 

 

Kowloon Walled City – Turk Street 12-inch

Gilead Media is proud to continue working with KOWLOON WALLED CITY by way of reissue. We are pleased to present new high-quality pressings of the out-or-print Turk Street EP (2008, Howling Mine) and Gambling on the Richter Scale LP (2009, Perpetual Motion Machine).

Following on the heels of their universally-praised 2015 LP, Grievances (Gilead Media, Neurot), we take things back a couple steps to the beginning stages of Kowloon. These earlier works are a snapshot at the foundation for the band’s sound in a much dirtier, noisier, sludgier environment.

Kowloon have always been a band focused heavily on tone and atmosphere with their unique style of heaviness, and the very intentional grit on these albums shows another face to a band that has grown to embrace a cleaner, over-driven sound in recent years.

Packaged in a single pocket LP jacket and available on black vinyl (350) or clear w/black swirl (250). Download code included.

Order now at Eroding Winds https://erodingwinds.com/collections/pre-orders/products/kowloon-walled-city-turk-street-12-inch

Order now at the Gilead Media bandcamp: https://gileadmedia.bandcamp.com/album/turk-street

 

 

Kowloon Walled City – Gambling on the Richter Scale LP

Gilead Media is proud to continue working with KOWLOON WALLED CITY by way of reissue. We are pleased to present new high-quality pressings of the out-or-print Turk Street EP (2008, Howling Mine) and Gambling on the Richter Scale LP (2009, Perpetual Motion Machine).

Following on the heels of their universally-praised 2015 LP, Grievances (Gilead Media, Neurot), we take things back a couple steps to the beginning stages of Kowloon. These earlier works are a snapshot at the foundation for the band’s sound in a much dirtier, noisier, sludgier environment.

Kowloon have always been a band focused heavily on tone and atmosphere with their unique style of heaviness, and the very intentional grit on these albums shows another face to a band that has grown to embrace a cleaner, over-driven sound in recent years.

Packaged in a single pocket LP jacket and available on black vinyl (350) or clear w/black swirl (250). Download code included.

Order now at Eroding Winds: https://erodingwinds.com/collections/pre-orders/products/kowloon-walled-city-gambling-on-the-richter-scale-lp

Order now at the Gilead Media bandcamp: https://gileadmedia.bandcamp.com/album/gambling-on-the-richter-scale

 

Krallice – Prelapsarian LP

Prelapsarian is the new full-length LP from Krallice, released digitally on December 21st, 2016, bookending the year with their Hyperion EP released January 1st, 2016.

Krallice continue the saga of their artistic growth by crafting elaborately composed works that are increasingly more impossible to define by typical genre terms. Not quite death metal, although obviously borrowing a great deal from the genre. Further from black metal than they’ve ever been without losing continuity with their prior compositions. Technical without alienating the listener or scattering the musical narrative. Heavy without giving way to basic metal gimmicks. Blistering in speed while never losing their precision or power.

And throughout the masterful balance in composition, Krallice also include lyrical content that appears to sway more on the side of the the personal, reflective, or commentative as opposed to the seemingly more cryptic content of previous material.

Prelapsarian stands as further evidence that Krallice are an ever-evolving entity whose works will not be shaped or defined by any force other than the desire of the band themselves. When they share their music with us it is a snapshot of their own pure intent.

Order now at Eroding Winds: https://erodingwinds.com/collections/pre-orders/products/krallice-prelapsarian-lp

Order now at the Gilead Media bandcamp: https://gileadmedia.bandcamp.com/album/prelapsarian

 

Vampillia + the body – xoroAHbin LP

Vampillia and The Body are two creative forces that are no strangers to the worlds of experimental and abrasive music. Although both have touched upon various types of metal styles in their previous works, also has each entity shown an obvious penchant for compositions that lean heavily into the worlds of electronics and experimental music. On this LP, xoroAHbin, we sit between each of those realms, experiencing them in equal parts.

Neither group is new to the collaboration game. Vampillia counting Lustmord, Jarboe, Nadja, and µ-Ziq amongst their past collaborators, while The Body has a discography just as long and varied, with the likes of Thou, Haxan Cloak, Full of Hell, Braveyoung, Krieg, and more. And as perfectly as these artists mesh with others it makes sense that their joining together yields such a powerful result.

Each track on xoroAHbin serves a narrative throughout the 30-minute album. Distorted electronic rhythms surge and create atmosphere as heavily-effected vocals and guitar wail from the depths. Then give way to mellow passages of strings and ambient tones, before surging again with abrasive textures for which both Vampillia and The Body are well-known.

xoroAHbin is presented by Gilead Media as a single LP in a standard jacket with a poly-lined inner sleeve with a download coded included. First pressing of 800 copies, 600 black and 200 clear.

Order now at Eroding Winds: https://erodingwinds.com/collections/pre-orders/products/vampillia-the-body-xoroahbin-lp

Order now at the Gilead Media Bandcamp: https://gileadmedia.bandcamp.com/album/xoroahbin

 

 

 

 

Kowloon Walled City to embark on first European tour

Kowloon Walled City to embark on first European tour

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Euro folks, you’ll finally get to see KOWLOON WALLED CITY. Take it from me, DO NOT miss them. From the ol’ press release:
San Francisco’s Kowloon Walled City, radical reworkers of sludge and post-hardcore, are heading out on the European highway for the very first time this August, and will be supporting atmospheric metal masters Minsk. They shall stop off at Migration Fest in Olympia, Washington, before heading to Europe for three weeks, including a performance at Porto’s esteemed Amplifest. This is an excellent chance to witness a band who over the last decade have refined their sound to a powerful zenith. Last year’s Grievances LP, released in October via Neurot Recordings, was their furthest departure from their more direct origins, honing in on sparse and more melancholic detuned heaviness.
  Vocalist/guitarist Scott Evans, together with guitarist Jon Howell, bassist Ian Miller, and drummer Jeff Fagundes spent over two years working on the seven songs for Grievances. The intense editing process weeded out about two albums’ worth of songs. Howell’s unusual chord changes and discordant aesthetic channel Unwound and Slint. Miller’s gritty bass adds a surprising layer of depth and melody, while Fagundes’ drums resonate in what sounds like an impossibly large room. Evans’ shouted vocals are raw with frustration and disappointment, but without the typical veneer of macho aggression.
  You can stream all of Grievances at their bandcamp, and view all dates announced so far below:
Kowloon Walled City tour dates

Kowloon Walled City tour dates

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Kowloon Walled City are hitting the road with Fight Amp for some shows up and down the West Coast. Attendance is mandatory!

Tue 11/3 – Olympia, WA – Obsidian (w/Soggy Creep)

Wed 11/4 – Bellingham, WA – The Shakedown

Thu 11/5 – Seattle, WA – Highline (w/Mercy Ties, Glose)

Fri 11/6 – Portland, OR – Black Water (w/Sloths, Hang the Old Year)

Sat 11/7 – Oakland, CA – Golden Bull (Grievances record release)
Kowloon Walled City + Dead To A Dying World album streams at Noisey!

Kowloon Walled City + Dead To A Dying World album streams at Noisey!

You can now hear these two new Gilead Media releases in full over at Noisey! Set aside some time to listen to some bummer tunes:

Dead To A Dying World – Litany album stream: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/dead-to-a-dying-world-litany

Kowloon Walled City – Grievances album stream + interview conducted by Kurt Ballou (Converge): http://noisey.vice.com/blog/kurt-ballou-kowloon-walled-city-interview-stream

Pre-Orders: Kowloon Walled City / Dead To A Dying World / Thou

Pre-Orders: Kowloon Walled City / Dead To A Dying World / Thou

Available now for pre order:

Dead To A Dying World – Litany CD / 2LP
Order: http://www.erodingwinds.com/product/dead-to-a-dying-world-litany-cd2lp/
Hear a new song at Decibel Magazine: http://decibelmagazine.com/blog/2015/9/3/fertility-clinic-dead-to-a-dying-world-wreaks-havoc-beneath-the-loam

Kowloon Walled City – Grievances LP
Order: http://www.erodingwinds.com/product/kowloon-walled-city-grievances-lp/
Hear a new song at NPR: http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2015/09/03/436946687/vikings-choice-kowloon-walled-city-backlit

Thou – Ceremonies Of Humiliation 2CD
Order: http://www.erodingwinds.com/product/thou-ceremonies-of-humiliation-2cd/