Monday, July 20, 2009


Finally got the Blkout- '2012' 7" today, nearly six months after the pre orders initially went up. Apparently Suppression Records had a little (or alot of) trouble with the pressing plant causing mega delays. That's how they passed the buck anyway. Eh... still rather annoying. They should have mailed everyone their free download coupon early for compensation or something along those lines. Would have pleased me.
As far as I can remember, this is the 'pre order' cover I think, though I can't be sure, it's been fucken six months.
The new Bracewar Demo 7". Not too sure about this band these days, I heard one track from this online and it seemed okay, but that last 'LP' that they did on 1917 Records really sucked a big one, so I'm cautious with this. With a solid first demo tape, and debut 7" three or so years ago, these guys were definitely one of those 'it' bands, and I feel they really had a good chance at breaking into that trendy, fast, thrashy market that Ceremony and Trash Talk really seem to be exploiting at the moment, but then they had to send themselves up shit creek without a paddle with that terrible excuse of a full length in 2007. Words cannot describe how disappointed I was with that release. Words cannot describe how badly they killed the hype with that LP either. Releasing a demo 7" three records into the bands life? A new record label? A new aesthetic? Maybe this one will see them back on their game? Maybe not?

My boy Pete also sent me the new issue of Pee Zine. Pete has helped me out many times over the last four or so years with things like theSharpEndZine and Downsided, and I'll always be grateful. Cheers Pete.

Can you tell how excited I am about Abraxis now with this new material? Fuck. Wow. I went and got a shirt.

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