Archive for August, 2011



  We’re pleased to announce that Humming Records will be releasing the Flashguns debut album on 17th October 2011, distributed by Rough Trade.

Passions of a Different Kind’ is the first album from London band Flashguns.  It was recorded and produced with Luke Smith (Foals, Depeche Mode) and Barney Barnicott (Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian) in Somerset and Kent.

The unusually long wait for the album is easily explained: Lead singer Sam Felix Johnston and his band mates like to take things into their own hands. They drive thousands of miles, spent more nights in their van than their beds, shoot music videos with gifted friends, design their own artworks and can now safely say: “We’re really proud of what we’ve achieved”.

‘No Point Hanging Around’ will be the third single from the album, following after Come and See The Lights’ and Passions of a Different Kind’.   It is one of Sam’s personal favourites, and begins with – as he puts it –  “a bad ass” rock gesture. The single will be released on 10th October.

The album track listing will be:   

1. Sounds of the Forrest
2. Passions of a Different Kind
3. No Point Hanging Around
4. The Beginning
5. Candles Out
6. Good Breeding
7. Heat & Fire
8. Come and See the Lights
9. Noah
10. Racing Race

Flashguns are Sam Felix Johnston (Vocals/Guitar), Olly Scanlon (Bass) und Giles Robinson (Drums).

Elvis Jackson reveal video for brand new single ‘Street 45’

 Slovenia’s Elvis Jackson present ‘Street 45’, the third single to be taken from their album “Against the Gravity”. An original and interesting animated video for the song “Street 45” was recorded on an adventurous tour that saw the band take in Ljubljana, New York and Sarajevo. This music video captures the message of the song perfectly and takes place on the actual 45th Street in the New York City. Members of the band appear in the video as animated characters, and focuses on a victim of violence.  In today’s fast-living world, one filled with contradictions, the band are commenting on how unimportant life can appear as we become merely a number – a statistic.

Created by the team at Knap Studios, you can view the video in its entirety here:


Elvis Jackson gained critical praise during the UK release of Against The Gravity last year, and the band will be gracing our stages again this October when they touch down for a week of live shows.

October tour details are:

6th – TBC

7th- Southampton- Cellar Bar

8th- London – New Cross Inn

9th – TBC

10th – TBC

11th – TBC

12th – Norwich – Karma Kafe

13th- TBC

14th – Hastings – The Tubman



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Vinyl Reissue of Dead Horse Classic Boil(ing) News and Announcement of Reunion Show

Vinyl Reissue of Dead Horse Classic Boil(ing) Now Available for  

Pre-order Through Abyss Records; Band Announces Reunion Show 

  Houston, TX-based cult thrash masters DEAD HORSE have returned after nearly 15 years of silence! Since disbanding in 1996, the raging tones of DEAD HORSE have never stopped ringing in the ears of the faithful and now the band is back to show a new generation of maniacs what true thrash is all about. On October 22nd, at Warehouse Live in Houston, TX, DEAD HORSE will take the stage for the first time since their break up. This night promises to be one for the ages. Do not miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see DEAD HORSE together again. Joining DEAD HORSE for this historic event will be VENOMOUS MAXIMUS, BOWEL & LEGION. 

For ticket information, visit 

Abyss Records is reissuing the long out-of-print Boil(ing) LP from Texas thrash legends Dead Horse. This is limited to 1000 copies on transparent w/ red & black splatter 180 gram vinyl. All orders come with a 18″ X 24″ Poster,  4″ Vinyl Sticker & FREE Download card. Visit products_id=11198 to reserve your copy today. This item will not ship until October 22nd  

Track Listing:

One Nation

What A Beautiful Day

Reach Around

My Apology

Eaten By The Grey

My Dog The Prophet



Additionally, Abyss Records and DEAD HORSE have just made the brand new “Farm Road 666”  t-shirt design available at the label’s webstore.



Flowers and Sea Creatures announce details of live shows, including 9th September at The Nest, London 


Montreal’s Flowers and Sea Creatures have been building a formidable reputation since their debut EP on Buzzin’ Fly in September 2010. They deliver a deeply atmospheric and cinematic sound with Graham Baxter’s soaring impressionistic vocals and crystalline acoustic guitars riding over Kosta Megalos’ fuzzy autumnal chords, complimented by crisp future-disco beats and studio sparkle courtesy of a trio of top-drawer co-producers – Ewan PearsonFred Everything and The Revenge. Their debut album is set for release on Buzzin’ Fly Records in late September and the upcoming live shows at The Nest, London and Ketrholzig, Berlin will be their first ever European appearances.

Show Details: 

Friday, Sept 9 – Buzzin’ Fly at The Nest, London

Flowers and Sea Creatures (Live) and DJ sets from Lee Jones, Mano Le Tough and Chris Woodward

Saturday, Sept 10 – Buzzin’ Fly at Ketrholzig, Berlin

Flowers and Sea Creatures (Live) and DJ sets from Ewan Pearson, Dana Ruh, Mano Le Tough and Chris Woodward

To whet the appetite they are giving away the ace live version of single, ‘A.M.’ in exchange for an e-mail address:

Enormicon new EP Storm of Swords available now.



Enormicon Bends Brains and Scorches Earth with Storm of Swords‏

Denton, TX’s ENORMICON has unleashed a progressive-minded brand of heavy stoner rock/metal to the world with the Storm of Swords EP. Balancing the heaviest and most intriguing aspects of bands like High on Fire, Black Sabbath, Tool, Voivod, and Mastodon, the self-release album must be heard to be believed. With a warlike theme based on an original concept, ENORMICON steers clear of political or social commentary, and relies instead on the brutal imagery and legends of a fantastic, primordial dimension known as Gargantua. The EP is available for purchase now on I-Tunes and CD Baby.

track listing 


Pray for Death

The Gargantuan

Dark Forces

Brotherhood of the Plague



Formed in the summer of 2008 in Denton, Texas, Enormicon is the brainchild of guitarist/vocalist Clay Davis. Upon discovering the long-forgotten, leatherbound bible belonging to his late great-grandfather, clay found, hidden in the pages of the weathered book, handwritten notes and intricate drawings. A secret journal the old man had probably intended to destroy. The crude renderings and scribbled notes gave a detailed description of a history witnessed firsthand. A dark and forlorn account of a place no human could imagine. He spoke of vengeance-bent warriors summoning forth beast-machine hybrids, and of sentient, elemental forces gorging on chaos and destruction. The preacher had documented a vision so vivid in detail, so unbelievable that it seemed it could only be the folly of an aging man of the cloth, to be discarded as demented fantasy, or perhaps opaque distortions of reality. But Clay knew better. Having only been handed down guarded legends and whispered tales of a mysterious figure he never knew, Clay never doubted the validity of the old man’s story. He had to know the truth, and prove his great grandfather correct. Believing music to be the greatest transcendental force and voice, clay summoned his lifelong friend and bassist Joe Rosenthal, as well as a veteran drummer they trusted, Dave Slaughter, to begin a sonic quest to make manifest the surreal world the reverend had called “Gargantua,” and attempt to discover if the otherworldly vision depicted in the scrawlings was real. What transpired could not have been anticipated……

Details Announced for Ragnarökkr Metal Apocalypse

Details Announced for Ragnarökkr Metal Apocalypse

Odin’s rage has been awakened by the steady decline of support for metal in the USA!

The Allfather has spoken – Metal bands and Einherjar from all over the world shall gather for

the Final Battle! Hosted by the Gods, the Metal Apocalypse is upon us. On September 30th & October 1st twelve of heavy metal’s purest acts will ascend upon the Midwest for the Ragnarökkr Metal ApocalypseMetal purists unite and join the new kings of metal in battle!


September 30, 2011

VIP doors: 5:00pm, Doors: 5:30pm, Show: 6pm

Question of Madness, Ghost in the Ruins, Degradation, Hessler,

Skullview coming out of retirement for one night only,

Obsession with the great Michael Vescera

October 1, 2011

VIP doors: 4pm, Doors: 5:30pm, Show: 6pm

Iron Finger, Furnaze, Catalano, Sacred Oath,

Helstar for their only Midwest appearance
Cage performing songs off their new album, Supremacy of Steel.

VIPs will also hear the new Cage album before the show.



For ticket information and details, please visit: 

Deadend In Venice play at THE ARCTIC FESTIVAL 2012

Deadend In Venice play at THE ARCTIC FESTIVAL 2012 In London


Melodic Death Metaller’s “Deadend In Venice” are proud to announce their appearance at the “THE ARCTIC FESTIVAL 2012” in London (Sunday, 8th January 2012) and share the stage with: Beholder, Kyrbgrinder, Leviathan, Seethe, etc…


– 6th – 8th January 2012

– The Bridgehouse2, Canning Town, London, UK

– 14+ £8 Day Tickets – £15 Weekend Tickets


For festival details go to Festival page @