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A Storm of Light/Nadja - Primitive North (Blue/Silver) (2LP)

Limited edition on silver blue colored vinyl with one side featuring beautiful laser etched artwork. Deluxe gatefold sleeve. Includes a CD of the album. NOTE: The free CD version is not the full retail version of the CD. It is a CD copy of the album included within the sleeve as a means of easily ripping your own MP3s. It does not include the jewel case or CD booklet, just the CD itself.

A Storm of Light has entered intense uncharted territories. Fusing delicate melodies with oppressive dirge metal and dense atmospherics, Storm have truly come into their own with these two phenomenal tracks. Contagious, hypnotic and haunting... although no major surprise considering A Storm of Light is helmed by frontman Josh Graham, who cut his teeth as the visual artist for Neurosis and founding member of both Red Sparowes and Battle of Mice. The prolific duo of Nadja delivers one truly massive, 20+ minute epic of blissful genius. Their track consists of their patented molasses-thick wall of super-dense fuzz and surprisingly tuneful white noise spanning the spectrum of what Nadja is: a true behemoth of stark, glacial-paced sludge. Shapeshifting from a serene and uplifting aural setting to an absolutely soul-crushing Broadrick-esque industrial nightmare, Nadja is a beast of many faces.

On "Primitive North" we get the best of both worlds, as volatile remixes also accompany these original works. Each band has reconfigured the other’s material, resulting in remixes that compliment the original songs well and perfectly blend the two groups together.

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A Storm of Light/Nadja - Primitive North (Color) (2LP)

Limited edition on color vinyl with one side featuring beautiful laser etched artwork. Deluxe gatefold sleeve. Includes a CD of the album. NOTE: The free CD version is not the full retail version of the CD. It is a CD copy of the album included within the sleeve as a means of easily ripping your own MP3s. It does not include the jewel case or CD booklet, just the CD itself.

A Storm of Light has entered intense uncharted territories. Fusing delicate melodies with oppressive dirge metal and dense atmospherics, Storm have truly come into their own with these two phenomenal tracks. Contagious, hypnotic and haunting... although no major surprise considering A Storm of Light is helmed by frontman Josh Graham, who cut his teeth as the visual artist for Neurosis and founding member of both Red Sparowes and Battle of Mice. The prolific duo of Nadja delivers one truly massive, 20+ minute epic of blissful genius. Their track consists of their patented molasses-thick wall of super-dense fuzz and surprisingly tuneful white noise spanning the spectrum of what Nadja is: a true behemoth of stark, glacial-paced sludge. Shapeshifting from a serene and uplifting aural setting to an absolutely soul-crushing Broadrick-esque industrial nightmare, Nadja is a beast of many faces.

On "Primitive North" we get the best of both worlds, as volatile remixes also accompany these original works. Each band has reconfigured the otherís material, resulting in remixes that compliment the original songs well, and perfectly blend the two groups together.

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A Storm of Light/Nadja - Primitive North (Red/Black) (2LP)

Limited edition on red black colored vinyl with one side featuring beautiful laser etched artwork. Deluxe gatefold sleeve. Includes a CD of the album. NOTE: The free CD version is not the full retail version of the CD. It is a CD copy of the album included within the gatefold sleeve as a means of easily ripping your own MP3s. It does not include the jewel case or CD booklet, just the CD itself.

A Storm of Light has entered intense uncharted territories. Fusing delicate melodies with oppressive dirge metal and dense atmospherics, Storm have truly come into their own with these two phenomenal tracks. Contagious, hypnotic and haunting... although no major surprise considering A Storm of Light is helmed by frontman Josh Graham, who cut his teeth as the visual artist for Neurosis and founding member of both Red Sparowes and Battle of Mice. The prolific duo of Nadja delivers one truly massive, 20+ minute epic of blissful genius. Their track consists of their patented molasses-thick wall of super-dense fuzz and surprisingly tuneful white noise spanning the spectrum of what Nadja is: a true behemoth of stark, glacial-paced sludge. Shapeshifting from a serene and uplifting aural setting to an absolutely soul-crushing Broadrick-esque industrial nightmare, Nadja is a beast of many faces.

On "Primitive North" we get the best of both worlds, as volatile remixes also accompany these original works. Each band has reconfigured the other’s material, resulting in remixes that compliment the original songs well and perfectly blend the two groups together.

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Floor - Below & Beyond (8 CD Set) (CD Box Set)

Features nearly 100 SONGS over eight CDs housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve. Includes a 12" x 12" 32 page booklet.

South Florida’s FLOOR were around for roughly 10 years and recorded well over a dozen times during their on-and-off existence. Nearly 100 SONGS are the result of a decade of persistence amid overall underappreciation, and only in the wake of their demise did underground audio followers finally take note. Their huge body of work yielded only a few officially released records, and most of what the band recorded just collected dust in the vaults. Finally, everything ever laid down to tape by this truly ahead-of-their time outfit has been compiled into one massive release.

From the living rooms and basements of 1992 to the studios of 2001/2002, FLOOR had an incredible evolution from the GODFLESH and early-MELVINS-inspired sludge worship, to the unrivaled sugary doom/pop amalgamation which would eventually pave the way for TORCHE, HOUSE OF LIGHTNING and others. The changes in sound from recording-to-recording means the sheer variation of style (and audio fidelity) witnessed throughout this collection is astounding, and when dating these recordings against what would eventually follow, it becomes crystal clear that FLOOR were consistently operating on that fabled "next level".

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Floor - Self Titled (with Bonus 7 inch) (Blue) (LP)

Limited edition of only 300 copies on translucent electric blue vinyl. Includes a matching color 7" and a digital download code for the entire album. Deluxe gatefold sleeve.

This is a great record - a huge step forward in terms of bringing a new flavour to the whole sludge sound. One of the best produced heavy albums ever - at loud volumes the drums and guitars create a massive wall of sound. Definitely has crossover appeal as well.

The album will certainly have your speakers quaking under the strain. It pounds continually although I'm left will a surreal mellow vibe after each listen. The vocals have this airy echo that sometimes reminds me of early Burton C. Bell (fear factory) when he would periodically sing with clean vocals. This is one of those cds that the uninitiated can also enjoy. This is near the top of my 2002 best records list.

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Floor - Self Titled (with Bonus 7 inch) (LP)

Limited edition on black vinyl. Includes a bonus 7" and a digital download code for the entire album. Deluxe gatefold sleeve.

This is a great record - a huge step forward in terms of bringing a new flavour to the whole sludge sound. One of the best produced heavy albums ever - at loud volumes the drums and guitars create a massive wall of sound. Definitely has crossover appeal as well.

The album will certainly have your speakers quaking under the strain. It pounds continually although I'm left will a surreal mellow vibe after each listen. The vocals have this airy echo that sometimes reminds me of early Burton C. Bell (fear factory) when he would periodically sing with clean vocals. This is one of those cds that the uninitiated can also enjoy. This is near the top of my 2002 best records list.

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Grails - Redlight (LP)

Limited edition of only 700 copies on black vinyl!!

Grails' modus operandi on Redlight is to start most tracks with barely there frameworks then slow-build to epiphanic climax and dissolve back into the red-earth clay from which each was spawned. The focal point of violin and guitar from Grails' first album, Burden of Hope, is still intact but the sound on Redlight is expanded with saxophone and pedal steel among other instruments.

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Grails - The Burden of Hope (LP)

Limited edition of only 700 copies on black vinyl!!

The guitars have a sweet hollow-body tone, the violin swoops and squeals, the drums are close-mic'ed, where you can make out every nuance of snare rattle and cymbal crash. The songs, while majestic and evocative, are almost interchangeable on Burden of Hope, their debut album all flowing into one another and telling a chapter in an album-oriented tale.

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Helms Alee - Night Terror (Bleed) (LP)

Limited edition of only 203 copies on clear and peach colored vinyl.

On their debut album, Night Terror, Seattle three-piece Helms Alee stands in stark contrast to the “folksy, sensitive guy with beard” brand of music that has dominated the Pacific Northwest’s music scene in recent years. Okay, so singer/guitarist Ben Verellen does, in fact, have a beard, but Helms Alee’s music is miles away from that of recent indie rock darlings Band of Horses or Iron & Wine. The band churns out heavy, epic-sounding post-rock in the vein of Pelican or Isis.

The thing that really drew me in is that the band is seriously heavy without even the slightest hint of metal. If I had to guess where this music came from, I would say that Helms Alee had the Pixies over and listened to lots of Frodus and The Dismemberment Plan records while smoking a ton of drugs and playing Fallout 3 for twenty-four straight hours with the opening sequence of Terminator 2 on repeat in the next room before going into the studio. Night Terror is a dark vision of noise, power and annihilation that is best heard at high volume and low light.

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Helms Alee - Night Terror (Splatter) (LP)

Limited edition of only 203 copies with multi-colored splatter on half clear green and half clear blue colored vinyl.

On their debut album, Night Terror, Seattle three-piece Helms Alee stands in stark contrast to the “folksy, sensitive guy with beard” brand of music that has dominated the Pacific Northwest’s music scene in recent years. Okay, so singer/guitarist Ben Verellen does, in fact, have a beard, but Helms Alee’s music is miles away from that of recent indie rock darlings Band of Horses or Iron & Wine. The band churns out heavy, epic-sounding post-rock in the vein of Pelican or Isis.

The thing that really drew me in is that the band is seriously heavy without even the slightest hint of metal. If I had to guess where this music came from, I would say that Helms Alee had the Pixies over and listened to lots of Frodus and The Dismemberment Plan records while smoking a ton of drugs and playing Fallout 3 for twenty-four straight hours with the opening sequence of Terminator 2 on repeat in the next room before going into the studio. Night Terror is a dark vision of noise, power and annihilation that is best heard at high volume and low light.

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Isis - Celestial (Re-issue) (2LP)

Limited edition of only 1100 copies on black vinyl.

These lads play super heavy yet groovacious metal with that token Neurosis sound mixed with the a little Godflesh. They've achieved a very hypnotic droning landscape leaving behind their more crunchy hardcore roots.

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Isis - Celestial (Remastered) (Brown Splatter) (2LP)

Limited edition of only 300 copies on clear with brown splatter colored vinyl.

The band's landmark debut album returns to vinyl. Comes with re-mastered audio and re-invisioned artwork by Aaron Turner.

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Isis - In the Absence of Truth (2LP)

Limited edition of only 1595 copies on thick black vinyl! Deluxe gatefold sleeve.

The band's latest further explores their progressive tendencies, although this time around their approach is more intellectual than emotional. The arrangements are more complex and there's an increased sense of melody. Indeed, what's noticeable after the first listen is that front man Aaron Turner sings more than he barks and the guitars remain cleaner for longer stretches. And when he switches to the tortured howl and the distortion kicks in, Isis remains committed to the lush orchestration. In Absence of Truth is an obvious continuation of the style developed on Oceanic and refined on Panopticon. The band's gotten smarter with their writing, and while that may prevent the album from sinking in right away, it's still a satisfying listen.

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Isis - In the Absence of Truth (Clear) (2LP)

Limited edition of only 300 copies on clear vinyl. Deluxe gatefold sleeve.

The band's latest further explores their progressive tendencies, although this time around their approach is more intellectual than emotional. The arrangements are more complex and there's an increased sense of melody. Indeed, what's noticeable after the first listen is that front man Aaron Turner sings more than he barks and the guitars remain cleaner for longer stretches. And when he switches to the tortured howl and the distortion kicks in, Isis remains committed to the lush orchestration. In Absence of Truth is an obvious continuation of the style developed on Oceanic and refined on Panopticon. The band's gotten smarter with their writing, and while that may prevent the album from sinking in right away it's still a satisfying listen.

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Price: $22.99
Isis - In the Absence of Truth (Gold/Black) (2LP)

Limited edition of only 300 copies on black and gold colored vinyl. Deluxe gatefold sleeve.

The band's latest further explores their progressive tendencies, although this time around their approach is more intellectual than emotional. The arrangements are more complex and there's an increased sense of melody. Indeed, what's noticeable after the first listen is that front man Aaron Turner sings more than he barks and the guitars remain cleaner for longer stretches. And when he switches to the tortured howl and the distortion kicks in, Isis remains committed to the lush orchestration. In Absence of Truth is an obvious continuation of the style developed on Oceanic and refined on Panopticon. The band's gotten smarter with their writing, and while that may prevent the album from sinking in right away it's still a satisfying listen.

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Isis - Live IV (2LP)

Extremely limited edition of only 524 copies on honey colored vinyl!

The long-awaited, much-anticipated "Live IV" vinyl release from ISIS. A variety of live recordings over four years (2001-2005) encompass the seven tracks contained within these two LPs, which are housed in a custom made hand-cranked letterpress gatefold jacket. The same fellow who made all the letterpress jackets for their four live CDs to date (Michael Babcock @ Interrobang Letterpress) worked his magic on this jacket and the results are beautiful. The recordings on this are different for each location, but overall the flow and quality are excellent for varied live recordings upwards of 7 years old now. This comes on honey colored vinyl (a beautiful custom translucent brown) limited to 524 copies. 1030 total copies were manufactured of this one-time pressing. Includes an improv NIRVANA cover unavailable anywhere else.

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Isis - Oceanic (2LP)

Black vinyl. Deluxe gatefold sleeve.

It's unique and beautiful. Though this is heavy music, it transcends any categorization of "metal" or "hardcore." There is melody soaking through this album, and it's not trite and repeated like standard pop melody; rather, it is unique and fascinating. This record achieves the ideal of being beautiful and heavy at the same time, and this isn't just hyperbole. The songs and album are never boring or repetetive despite their lengths; they rise from quiet and atmospheric introductions and build to torrential pounding rhythms, and subside again as they came. The guest vocals of Maria and Ayl (from another great Boston band, 27) are a stellar inclusion, and really round out some already amazing songs. The album is an odyssey; I can't stop listening to it.

Isis is one of the few heavy metal bands recording without regard for convention, and since Tool's debut, few have succeeded in such breathtaking fashion. Turner-- who's invariably screamed at the top of his lungs to this point-- actually sings on the record's closer, "Hym". Always with an ear for the industrial drone dramatized by Swans and Skinny Puppy in the 80s, and kept alive by Neurosis (who Turner has known since starting Hydra Head), Isis have graduated from their status as the best dirge orchestra around consolidating a number of disparate sounds to create a dynamic far more evocative than mere loud-soft-loud repetition: these are caterwauls offset by meditation.

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Isis - Oceanic Remixes Vol. 1 (Color) (LP)

Limited edition of 2500 copies on clear vinyl!

This is the first volume in a limited 4-part 12" remix series based off of Isis' breakthrough album Oceanic. Friends and brethren of the Isis family have come together to create entirely different versions of the already incredible Oceanic songs, this first volume includes masterful renditions from Ayal Naor (27), Oktopus (Dalek) and James Plotkin (Phantomsmasher Khanate).

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Isis - Oceanic Remixes Vol. 2 (Color) (LP)

Limited edition of 2500 copies on clear vinyl!

This is the second volume in a limited 4-part 12" remix series based off of Isis' breakthrough album Oceanic. Friends and brethren of the Isis family have come together to create entirely different versions of the already incredible Oceanic songs, this second volume includes masterful renditions from Tim Hecker DJ Speedranch and JK Broadrick (Godflesh).

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Isis - Oceanic Remixes Vol. 3 (Color) (LP)

Limited edition of 2500 copies on clear vinyl!

This is the third volume in a limited 4-part 12" remix series based off of Isis' breakthrough album Oceanic. Friends and brethren of the Isis family have come together to create entirely different versions of the already incredible Oceanic songs, this third volume including masterful renditions from Thomas Koner, Teledubgnosis and Mike Patton (Fantomas Tomahawk and Faith No More).

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