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Big ol’ store update. More coming soon!

Sorry for the lack of updates, so much crap going on lately. Lots of news about the online store today! So let us get down to business.

NEW ITEMS
I have a lot of new records and other fun items available now in the store. A good batch of stuff from my buddies at Cavity Records, some LP jacket notebooks courtesy of Let’s Be Frank crafts, and some other goodies… read on! If you click on the “buy” link for each item there will be links to MP3s so you can see how awesome all this stuff is!


HERDS – HERDS LP+DIGITAL DOWNLOAD – $10.50
BUY – http://gileadmedia.net/store/product_info.php?products_id=92
Herds is an outstanding hardcore band from Milwaukee, WI. This band is freaking great and I really can’t praise them enough/urge you strongly enough to check it out… The description from Fashionable Idiots pretty much says it all…

On this self-titled LP, Herds are thick, thundering, and mired in the strength of earth’s natural forces. From the greedy depths of Lake Superior, to the trek of the caribou, to the re-birthing flames of a fire gone wild, Herds relate—both sonic-ly and lyrically—the feelings of deep, hostile waters, the iron-willed journey of a lung-spent animal, and the hematite wonder of a singed new world. The clarity of vision and the singular purpose of this release leaves the listener awake at night, watching treelimbs for some kind of sign. Members of Charles Bronson, Get Rad, Threatener, and more -Roderick McClain Artwork by Feeding. Screened by Broken Press. Digital download of the LP and both 7″s included


THE MERCURY PROGRAM – CHEZ VIKING LP – $12.00
BUY – http://gileadmedia.net/store/product_info.php?products_id=94
The Mercury Program have sort of been out of the picture for a while, but their ability to blend outstanding instrumental “post-rock” or whatever people call it these days is still unrivaled. They’ve always been a cut above the rest when it comes to writing beautiful music, this is no exception. Vinyl released by Lovitt records, and it rules.
All copies on black vinyl
Record includes download code for entire album in MP3 format
Record also includes a poster!
Tracklist
1. Chez Viking
2. Arrived/Departed
3. Backseat Blackout
4. Katos
5. Stand & Sing
6. The Church Of Cause and Effect
7. Fluorescent Laces


LP JACKET NOTEBOOKS – $10.00
BUY – http://gileadmedia.net/store/product_info.php?products_id=95
Our good friend Alicia is the person behind a small home-run crafting operation called Let’s Be Frank. Recently she started making notebooks using old LP jackets for the covers. As soon as I heard about these I knew I had to put some up for sale in the store.

These are all made using old LP jackets, so no good record is wasted to make this. In fact most of the records used have vinyl that is unplayable or otherwise wrecked, so really you’re keeping the landfill a little less empty!

Now, since these are legitimate vintage jackets, they’re not always in the best shape prior to shipping. None of them have tears or anything like that, by there may be a dinged corner here and there.

Check out some photos. Since these are one of a kind I’m just posting it as a buy-and-see-what-you-get. If there is a specific one you’re interest in then please note it in your paypal payment or simply email me here to see if it’s still available. I’ll pull down pictures as they sell, so the ones listed in the photos will always be the ones available.

Each book contains roughly 60 blank, white pages.


NORTH – RUINS LP+CD – $11.50
BUY – http://gileadmedia.net/store/product_info.php?cPath=21_23&products_id=96
North is a great young band from AZ that falls into the post-metal sort of genre. Before you write them off as just another pretty heavy band with lots of effects, understand, they do it VERY well. They craft these songs with the skill of seasoned veterans. If you’re into the Pelican meets Explosions in the Sky sort of thing, do yourself a favor and check out this record. LP+CD combo wins!


NORTH – WHAT YOU WERE CD – $7.00
BUY http://gileadmedia.net/store/product_info.php?products_id=97
On this record North progress beyond simply the instrumental atmospheric jams and add an element that is entirely new for them, vocals. When I heard their first record, I was in love.. and was entirely unsure how I would feel about the band with vocals, but it really does work wonderfully. Vocal tracks are not too far out front, so they ad a layer to music without overpowering it. Sort of like Rosetta if they were a LOT more diverse, both musically and vocally. What You Were sees North at their most progressive, writing wonderful songs that certainly earned them a spot as one of Decibel Magazines top 40 records of 2009.


GIANTS – OLD STORIES CD – $7.00
BUY – http://gileadmedia.net/store/product_info.php?products_id=98
This is the first release from my good friends at Cavity Records, and oh, what an outstanding first release it is! I’ll tell you right now that I feel like the post-rock sort of genre is really played out and doesn’t have a lot to offer, and that’s one reason I avoided checking out this band. Turns out “Old Stories” is outstanding and DOES have something to offer. Although Giants utilize a way of playing that is proven and well-developed in an independent music community, they add their own skill and flavor and create songs that are something different and special. Strongly suggested!


NANDA DEVI – THE FIFTH SEASON CD – $6.00
BUY – http://gileadmedia.net/store/product_info.php?products_id=99
Nanda Devi are a band from Portland that specialize in the Cult of Luna/Rosetta school of metal and do it very well for being a group of young men. Slow, atmospheric jams that are sure you have you nodding along.

CRUCIAL BLAST REVIEW: here
METAL REVIEW.com review: here

GILEAD RELEASES RUNNING LOW!
There are quite a few Gilead releases that are Out Of Print or damn near. Here they are…

HEWHOCORRUPTS – MICROECONOMICS 7″ – Only 5 left foreverrrrr!
MEWITHOUTYOU – CATCH FOR US THE FOXES LP – Less than 20 copies left foreverrrr!
MEWITHOUTYOU – AB LIFE LP – Less than 40 copies left!
FRODUS – CONGLOMERATE INTERNATIONAL 2XLP – Less than 100 remaining!
THOU – RETALIATION 12″ – Less than 30 remaining!
CANCER CONSPIRACY – OMEGA LP – OUT OF PRINT! Radar Recordings may still have some copies left.
INDRICOTHERE – INDRICOTHERE LP – OUT OF PRINT! Colin Marston may still have some copies on his Krallice & Dysrhythmia tours

NEW ITEMS AVAILABLE SOON
There are a LOT of records I’ll be posting for sale on December 1st. Some will be pre-orders, some will be in stock and shipping immediately. See each item detail for info

Thou/Leech – We Pass Like Night… Split LP (GILEAD MEDIA – PRE-ORDER)
Thou/Leech – We Pass Like Night… Split LP – EU VERSION (VENDETTA – PRE-ORDER)
Thou/Salome Split LP (VENDETTA – READY TO SHIP IMMEDIATELY)
Thou – Tyrant LP (SOUTHERN LORD – READY TO SHIP IMMEDIATELY)
Thou/Mohoram Atta – Degradation of Human Life Split LP (HALO OF FLIES – READY TO SHIP IMMEDIATELY)
Thou/Haarp Split 7″ (ONE EYE RECORDS – POSSIBLY A SLIGHT DELAY B/T ORDER RECEIPT AND SHIPPING)

That’s all right now, lots of great stuff to check out. Get ready to buy some Thou records in December!

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