Imaad Wasif - The Voidist (LP)
Special guests Dale Crover (Melvins) and Greg Burns (Red Sparowes). Produced by Chad Bamford (Weezer).
Deluxe gatefold sleeve.
It seems that Wasif's heart lies in the big, traditional rock riffs and the folksy plucking of bands like Led Zeppelin and their ilk, as opposed to the dancey post-punk or lo-fi experimentation he has flirted with in other projects (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, alaska!, lowercase). An element of mysticism pervades his music. These moments are nice, and showcase a confident singer/songwriter working in a medium and style that suits him well. Perhaps his goal was simply to a make a no-frills rock and roll record with deft guitar playing and sweet singing that is removed from any trends or fads. In that, he has succeeded.
Incoming Cerebral Overdrive - Controverso (with Bonus CD) (Color) (IMPORT) (10 inch)
Limited edition of only 300 hand numbered copies on red vinyl. Includes a CD of the album and hand silkscreen posters and postcards. Absolutely beautiful handmade silkscreened packaging by Malleus!!!!
It's a powerful overcharging state, originating from the mastodontic approach to the riff rooted in a hardcore attitude and developing in something different and multiform. The furious dynamics, the tearing vocals, the seventies Italian prog reminiscences and the psychedelic aesthetic show the will to experiment on continuosly mutating song structures. Controverso represents a new impulse of uncontrollable nature: structured in eight tracks, the album evolves through a conscious musical growing, moving toward the innovative soul of avant garde music. Powerful concrete dynamics, tearing vocals and a mastodontic approach to the riff are the main directions of this "post-something" band from Italy.
Incoming Cerebral Overdrive - Le Stelle: A Voyage Adrift (IMPORT) (LP)
The concept, an imaginary, dark and lonely trip adrift discovered in a diary. Emotions of fear, anger and irrational excitement are expressed, waiting for a certain epilogue into desolation, a final annihilation in a cosmic fusion. Sonically, this new album is a journey that intersects and expands in a huge, deep and at times, claustrophobic monolith. Heavy cavernous guitars with back-breaking riffs, multifaceted, effect laden vocals and rhythmic notes plunge into a psychedelic mix of unpredictable sounds of distress and madness that we, the recipient, can only succumb to.
Incredible Hog - Volume 1 +4 (with Bonus 7 & 10 inch) (Pink) (IMPORT) (LP)
Limited die hard edition of only 300 copies on pink colored vinyl. Deluxe gatefold sleeve with bonus 10” & a bonus 7” , all of which are on pink vinyl. Also includes an Iron-on embroidered patch and a 16 page LP sized booklet.
Incredible Hog is a cult band for fans of underground British Rock and Prog of the early 70s. Their Volume 1 album (originally released in 1973), has gone on be heralded as a cult classic of proto metal meets heavy glam/blues rock, with original vinyl copies demanding very high sums of money. Rise Above Relics are delighted to offer this fully authorised and detailed reissue, which has been put together with the consent and involvement of the original band members. Featuring new and original artwork with many unseen photos and detailed sleevenotes, this release is sure to please the most avid collectors of the period. Remastered from the original tapes the best news is that we have managed to locate the mythical four unreleased tracks that were intended for inclusion on the aborted second album a Holy Grail indeed! These additional tracks just reinforce what a great band Incredible Hog actually were and how big they could/should have been!
Indian - Live at Roadburn 2014 (with Bonus CD) (IMPORT) (LP)
Limited edition of only 300 copies on black vinyl. With bonus CD.
Chicago's blackened noise nihilists Indian are now augmented with an even keener sense of harsh noise. All the trademark elements of Indian's sound have been refined to reach new lows of powerful and punishing anguish. This is the opposite of easy listening.
Indian - The Unquiet Sky (Re-issue) (Color) (2LP)
Limited edition of only 100 copies with yellow and red bleed colored vinyl. Deluxe gatefold sleeve.
This is stripped down hate doom, very much akin to their late Chicago brethren Buried at Sea or Portland, Maine’s Ocean. The forays into southern sludge grooves and the occasional faster pace add some color as well. Like most bands of this nature, it takes awhile for the full effect of Indian to sink in. It’s a massive sound, almost confrontational in nature. Fans of this style of music will be raving about this one for awhile.
Amazingly deep, crushing production, and the tracks on the first half kill unequivocally. The overall vibe and presentation has vague suggestions of Buried at Sea, but I think Indian are their own beast.
Inter Arma - Paradise Gallows (2LP)
Limited edition on black vinyl. Deluxe gatefold sleeve.
Inter Arma returns with another opus of epic proportions. The band's third album 'Paradise Gallows' is direct and foreboding while maintaining a nuanced, artful perspective. Inter Arma's signature palette of dissonant high-end and abyssal low-end has been augmented with swathes of thick, impressionistic melody that lend 'Paradise Gallows' a truly biblical sense of scale.
Inter Arma - The Cavern EP (LP)
Limited edition on black vinyl.
Inter Arma follow up their universally acclaimed 'Sky Burial' with the epic 40-plus minute one-song EP 'The Cavern'.
Internal Void - Standing on the Sun (Color) (IMPORT) (2LP)
Limited edition of only 200 copies on gold colored vinyl. Deluxe gatefold sleeve.
Internal Void came together in 1987 after Kelly Carmichael, Eric Little and Adam Heinzmann attended a Saint Vitus concert. The band later recruited J.D. Williams as a vocalist and put out two demo recordings in the late 80s/early 90s: Voyage and Smokestack. In 1993 they released their debut album, Standing on the Sun. This would prompt a nationwide tour with label-mates Saint Vitus. Not much was heard from the band until 2000, when the band's released their sophomore album, Unearthed, and a split single with Italian doom artist Paul Chain. By this time original drummer Eric Little had been replaced with former Unorthodox drummer Ronnie Kalimon. Kalimon would later be replaced by doom veteran Mike Smail (Cathedral, Dream Death, Penance) and in 2004 the band self-released their latest album, Matricide. Internal Void have appeared on numerous tribute albums, included albums dedicated Saint Vitus, Blue Cheer, and Italy's Death SS.
Carmichael, Heinzmann and Smail all joined Pentagram in 2004 and are featured on Pentagram's album, Show 'em How.