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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

 

 

 

 

Gilead Media Summer Releases from Anicon, Gloam, Krallice, Mizmor

Gilead Media Summer Releases from Anicon, Gloam, Krallice, Mizmor

I always decide to load up my release schedule and give myself a ton of work to do just as I start to feel like I’m not drowning and things begin to calm down. But I’ve learned that’s how I thrive, as much as it stresses me out sometimes. When there’s too much to do, I’m content. The other thing that makes it okay is getting to work with a boat load of incredible people and bands, releasing records that are inspiring and captivating. The summer 2016 collection is no different, and I’m quite pleased to welcome so new blood to the Gilead Media family.

These releases should all be out just in time for Migration Fest this year. So stay tuned for pre-order info sometime in June for most of these.

There will also be a bunch more things coming later in the year after this batch. No rest.

 

RELIC75: Krallice – Hyperion 12″

Krallice

On January 1st, 2016, following quickly behind the release of their recent full length, Ygg huur, Krallice unveiled a three song EP on their bandcamp page. These three tracks total 23 minutes 52 seconds and comprise the Hyperion EP.

Although released in 2016, this EP was written and recorded in 2013 for an intended split release that never materialized. Rather than allowing this material to remain in the shadows, Krallice chose to present the album as its own release. The songs contained therein are a perfect view into the transition between 2012’s Years Past Matter and Ygg huur, intricate yet atmospheric.

Hyperion was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Krallice guitarist Colin Marston, and will be pressed as a 45 rpm 12” on 180 gram black vinyl. Download code included. The expected release date for the vinyl is August 2016, although you can hear the album & purchase the CD version now at: https://krallice.bandcamp.com/album/hyperion

 

RELIC76: Gloam – Hex of Nine Heads 2LP

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Gloam are a band that we here at Gilead Media have had our ear and eye on since the release of their 2012 demo, which was quite an impressive initial offering. They’ve only become more captivating as a band since then, and when their 2015 debut full length Hex of Nine Heads came along as a cassette release on Caligari Records (limited to 175 copies) its force was undeniable. This is an album that simply requires the vinyl treatment.

The combination of filthy atmosphere and exceedingly creative musicianship on Hex… yields an hour of some of the most compelling black metal we’ve come across in years. The song writing potential that was hinted at on Gloam’s 2012 demo and 2014 cassette, Vanquished (Eternal Warfare), is now fully realized and pushed to the precipice.

Hex of Nine Heads was recorded by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer studios with additional tracking by Lord Vast at The Temple of Ouroboros. Mastering was executed by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering. The album will be presented as a gatefold 2LP with new and re-envisioned artwork by Barney Fried, the artist behind the original imagery for the cassette release. The expected release date for the vinyl is July 2016. Although you can hear the album in its entirety now at Gloam’s bandcamp page: https://gloam666.bandcamp.com/album/hex-of-nine-heads

 

RELIC77: Anicon – Exegeses LP

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This summer we welcome another project that has long been on our radar, Brooklyn black metal band Anicon. Although we already considered them to be sort of extended family (drummer Lev Weinstein is a part of Krallice while bassist Alexander DeMaria performs as part of the Yellow Eyes live lineup) we are none-the-less quite pleased to welcome Anicon as a proper part of the label family as they join us to present their first full-length album, Exegeses.

Founding members Nolan Voss and Owen Rundquist began writing material together for this project in 2010, at that time planning to name their first EP Anicon while the project itself would remain nameless, allowing the EP to stand as a singular expression. Quickly the project developed into a full band that began writing more material, so the Anicon name would be repurposed.

Exegeses is the result of constant writing over the course of two years. And although other material was written and recorded through this time, the pieces chosen for the album were selected to work together as a single statement, similar to the original EP but in a significantly more developed fashion. The works on Exegeses represent what is very much a new stage for Anicon. Though they are thoroughly rooted in the US black metal sound, their style reaches further into the realm of the more technical. Favoring elaborately composed pieces that still retain every bit of fury and visceral energy that black metal is fundamentally founded upon.

The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Colin Marston at Menegroth in November 2015. It will be presented as a gatefold LP with stunning photography by Kari Greer. A digital download code will be included. The vinyl has an expected release date of July 2016, while a CD edition will be released simultaneously in Europe via Avantgarde Music

 

RELIC78: Mizmor – Yodh 2LP

mizmor web

Here we have the final announcement for our batch of summer albums, and one that I am quite pleased to be a part of, the release of the second full-length album from Portland, OR based one-man blackened-doom band, Mizmor.

Although there have been a number of EPs and split releases over the last four years, Mizmor has not released a full-length record since its self-titled first album in 2012. A.L.N. (the sole member of Mizmor) and Gilead Media are excited to announce this new installment entitled Yodh.

An epic conceptual exploration, Yodh finds the project at its most focused state. Over the course of the 60+ minute, five-track album Mizmor takes the listener to a place entirely new for the band. The album is an impassioned struggle with the nature of survival – why humankind continually chooses life each day in the face of adversity, pain, depression, and suffering.

Yodh is also elevated in its display of Mizmor’s most fully realized sonic experience. The album was recorded by A.L.N. himself, meticulously mixed by Sonny DiPerri, and mastered by Adam Gonsalves. This creative team pushes the sonic limits further than any previous Mizmor material in order to present a finished audio product suitable for such demanding themes. The result is simply brutal, harrowing and overwhelming blackened doom that surges with pure energy.

This album will be presented as a gatefold 2LP by Gilead Media, and as a self-released cassette edition. Both formats will feature packaging graced with four incredible works by painter Zdzisław Beksiński, licensed and scanned directly from the paintings themselves in Poland. A download code will be included with the albums. A released date of August 2016 is expected.