August 31Oh man, lots of things happening here, releases, a new website and tours tours tours. Peep these items en route:
August 15shows coming up next week in Oakland and Santa Cruz, Oakland is on August 24th: Ghostlimb, Reivers, Moxiebeat, Pills, at Sugar Mountain, check out the Facebook for map details.
August 4Dangers 4 shows coming up next week peep them:
August 1Just got home from the Gorlock Euro tour and boy was that a laughriot. We got everywhere we wanted to go except Bosnia, thanks to the Croatian government. Aside from that things went swimmingly. A lot of new gorlock things in the works this year, some shows in December in Southern California and some shows in the rest of the country later in the year. When all is put back together in our respective lives we are going to be working on a new full length tentatively entitled "Terrorform". Also this coming year there will be a release of all of the early pre-trilogy gorlock records on one lp, a lot of the stuff from the film school years so keep your stupid blind eyes open for that one. Upcoming shows will be posted soon.
June 18Gorlock Tour Europe
June 13Yo, ghostlimb is planning a East Coast centric, truncated US tour for January, if you book shows on the east coast and can help with some shit, please hit me up firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 31Things of import:
May 13Hello, all y'all out there in inter webs land. A lot of new stuff to update.
April 24Oh snap!
April 21Check out these shows coming up:
April 14This is pretty insane, some of the press on the Graf Orlock record is out of control:
April 12The last couple of weeks have been pretty crazy. If I were YOU i would go to these shows coming up at the end of the month. For people in the LA area this requires you not going to the Tragedy show on the 29th, but coming here
April 5Things are going swimmingly. A week or so until the Tempest records are ready and that goes for the gorlock release as well. Gearing up for the Euro summer tour welcoming the complete moron Ronald Uruk on bass. After that, in the near future our vision is turning domestic (kind of like terrorism), and hopefully Gorlock will hit the wretched U.S. in its first incarnation since 07 or 08. Get ready mutants.
April 3Hello hello. Japan tour was pretty fun, thanks to uchuu and all of our people out there who took their time and energy to help us out, get around, and listen with kindness to our horribly broken Japanese.
March 19The new Ghostlimb record is in the bag, man this thing rages. Planning on getting that out before summer. This next wednesday Graf Orlock and Dangers are headed to Japan, here are the dates if you are around:
March 5Hello, winners of the world. Oh this gorlock record is super dumb.
Feb 28Here is infos for the Graf Orlock/Dangers Japan Tour in March
Feb 17Hey yo. Preorders for that gorlock 7" go up soon, Tempest 7" also in the works. Thanks to the ridiculously greedy government I have always hated, tax season is a fucking nightmare. That being said, more stuff in the works over here. Pick up the Birds In Row LP before those suckers are gone. Next month is the aforementioned preorder, and the recordation of the yet to be titled new Ghostlimb LP. Holy shit, productivity rules.
Feb 3Holy shit. Graf Orlock "Los Angeles" 7" goes up for order in a month. It is SUPER dumb and cathartic for only me. You should definitely check out what will most certainly be one of the most pissed off records ever to enlarge a stupid label's carbon footprint. There are 600 copies of this piece, 3 different covers. 150 standard covers of each of the three designs, and 50 additional of each of the covers with real deal bullet holes in them shot by yours truly and probably a couple of other people you probably don't want handling firearms around you. Preorders for the bullet editions go up on March 10, 9pm pacific. Shit has a poster, will rule. You can check it out HERE.
Jan 18Dangers are playing with Dillinger Escape Plan, Nails, and California Bleeding tonight in Eagle Rock in LA.
Jan 11Holy sheep shit this summer is going to rage, mostly at other peoples' expense. But that is ok. Check these dates out, Robert has done it again, in grand style and utmost bravado. Bis bald Europa
Dec 29Merry Crassmas. Hopefully you all survived hanging out for a day or weekend with your life cell mates. Things have been hyper hectic here. The new GRAF ORLOCK 7" "LOS ANGELES" is in the works and will be recorded on the 2nd. This is some of our most ridiculous shit to date, focusing specifically on character study and the misery of what it means to "be alive". Will be out asap.
Dec 16Birds in Row video of "Die, Testosterone, Die!" from the Rise of the Phoenix 7" and Collected LP is on Alternative Press' website. I think this is awesome. Check it out.
Dec 15New updated trade/distro list on the contacts page. Check it out, hit me up
Dec 141.If you don't go to the Gorlock/Dangers shows this week, a curse be on your house forever, I am going to do a Graffle for the original doombox
Dec 1Reprints of the Hans Gruber and Rambowski T Shirts up at the Vitriol Webstore, + two more new ones for the December Shows. Merchies and assholes beware.
Nov 20Oh the Holiday Season!
Nov 14BIRDS IN ROW join the Deathwish family, "Collected" LP out soon on Vitriol Records
Oct 27So, I am sitting here, packaging up these petroleum platters, punishing myself by listening to late-era U2 and thinking about the state of world affairs from the relative safety of the outskirts of Los Angeles, while a lot of my friends are outrunning pigs in the east bay. Watching what is going on in London, New York, Oakland, L.A., everywhere; is a truly momentous thing. The conservative right, or even the conservative center would like to paint what is going on right now as a bunch of jobless (hippies, commies, socialists, anarchists, enter your own term used in a derogatory fashion), with no direction or cohesion. "They didn't outline a party platform for 2 months,""they are complaining about a whole bunch of different things!" It is not a mere coincidence that the world has been continuously exploding over the last year in places like Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Syria, etc., and more recently in places as disparate as New York, London in summer, and so on. How could these events be painted by Tea-partiers and those in the pundit "know" as an isolated affair of thugs and miscreants? It cannot. The quasi-functional state system is not what they claim, and democracy is more akin to the people in the street in Oakland that it ever was in Cicero's Rome or Pericles' Athens. There is a definitive breaking point, and it would behoove those continuing to teargas and rubber bullet the body politic into submission to take notice that there won't be many more fuck-ups on their part before things truly implode. Even if it is a simple acknowledgement, or the politicization of a whole new generation of kids, this is important. Billy Bragg said it best:
Oct 13Friends, losers, compatriots. Lots of updates to the Bandcamp. Birds in Row "Collected" LP coming soon, tests have been approved. Was doing some Fall cleaning and I have quite a few extras of tests that people might be interested in, if this is the case, EMAIL ME and make a not low-ball offer, chumpz.
Oct 11Morons abroad: Dangers shows in a few weeks in the Northeast, Nov 3-6 (Boston, Brooklyn, Vermont, R.I.). If any of you are coming to the shows and want to order things from the Vitriol Webstore, let me know and transactions can occur in efficient face to face relations.
Sept 28Alright, lots of things in press right now. The Birds in Row, Gorlock, and Dangers "Messy, Isn't It?" Repress. In all things are going a bit on the insane side, lots of shows with Dangers, Death Hymn Number 9,and even some Buyer's Remorse shows. Check these dates out:
Sept 23Yo people, got a lot of new stuff in the webstore today from Europe, here are the things:
Sept 14It looks like it is that time of year again: Repress time!!! Along with the Graf Orlock repress, there will also be a Birds in Row "Collected" LP which will have the first 7" and 12" EP Cottbus on each side. This will be somewhat in the layout vein of the Ghostlimb "Infrastructure" record with a die-cut jacket and printed innersleeve, might be the start of a series. Hmm.
Sept 10For those of you who haven't heard the new Reivers 7", it is up on the Vitriol Bandcamp to download free of charge. If you like it, pick up the 7", you cheap asshole.
Sept 5Shows this weekend were good. Dangers @ the Smell was excellent, here is an awesome and artsy video of it. And Death Hymn Number 9 played an FYF after party show in Glendalish L.A. which was also cool (aside from the fact that my bass cut out and the fact that I was even playing a bass which is a horrendous thought). All in all things are well, and the Reivers 7" is out. That being said, some shows being booked right now for the week before Christmas with Graf Orlock, Dangers, and potentially some out of towners in Los Angeles and San Diego, perhaps the Bay.
Sept 2Alright, the new Reivers 7" Schemata is out and you should check that noise out. You can do that on the webstore.
August 23So this is the end of a fairly long but exceptional summer with a lot of amazing people and a lot of awesome places. Both the dangers and ghostlimb european tours went off without a hitch and 45 collective shows later things return to relatively normal. Big thanks to everyone who helped out on those and more importantly everyone who came out and supported us in different permutations. It is hard sometimes to get enough time to get abroad so it is always gratifying when we don't end up imprisoned or extremely broke. Things are already in the works for a Graf orlock tour next year which should rage beyond belief. A little follow up about issues of the label: the new Trainwreck record is out in the us and you should check that out, the excellent Griever record is still in stock, and the new Reivers 7" is about to be released into the ether. Following these things, a single lp repress of both Birds in Row Eps is coming (excellent excellent live band btw), and an lp repress of Graf orlock's "Destination time Yesterday" coming soon. It was a fun summer, and I feel like I would have gone on indefinitely if staying alive and having a place to live werent necessary. Thank yall for the support of the bands and the label, and mostly thanks to Robert for making a lot of things happen for us and always being there. Bis bald Europa.
August 10Ghostlimb/Black Kites tour going swell, half way through our European tour, tasting the various vegan catfoods throughout the continent and being harassed by torrential downpour. That being said, shit is good, people have been awesome and things are neato. Here are some things of interest coming up:
August 1Got a lot of new stuff up on the webstore so go look at it, including the new repress of Ghostlimb S/T Lp+Bearing and Distance, Lich/Resurrectionists Split, Alpinst, and the new Glasses LP/
July 26Hello hello. Dangers tour went well and is now finished. Everything was awesome. Ghostlimb tour starts up this coming sunday the 31st in Berlin and goes all the way through to August 20. We will be playing shows in England with Battle of the Wolf 359 and shows in France with Birds in Row that should rule hard. Robert at Adagio830/Bis Aufs Messer has graciously booked the ghostlimb tour and released a repressing (on one LP) of Ghostlimb S/T and Bearing and Distance. Should Rule Hard. Be Back to the USA soon i suppose.
Just a word about shows coming up this next weekend, we have this:
June 17th, Division 9, Riverside: Graf Orlock, Ghostlimb, Tempest (BC), La Bella
June 18th, House Show, Dark Arts Shit,2445 E. Broadway, Long Beach: Buyer's Remorse, Atlas, Bad Dreams
June 19th, Blvd Cafe: Buyer's Remorse, Jugheads Revenge
June 19th (12am) Continental Room, Fullerton: Death Hymn Number 9.
So with all of these fun things happening, keep in mind that the Griever 10" will go up for preorders soon, June 24th, Friday at 8pm PST. You can peep that shit HERE.
June 11 Redux
Check out this video and write up of the Death Hymn Number 9 instore at Vacation Vinyl last tueday. Check that shit out HERE you shithead n00bz.
The new Trainwreck 12" EP "If There's Light it Will Find You" VIT021 is up for preorder at the Vitriol Webstore. The official release date is June 26th and those bastards will go pretty fast, so make sure you are on your game. These are 4 new songs and are the best stuff they have done. (I am not just saying that because i stand to benefit from that statement).
The new Griever 10" "Inferior" is also off to press and rages hard. This will be one of those bands you wish you got into earlier, but since you are far to busy collecting Bridge 9 vinyl, Nike Dunks, and watching Jersey Shore, you missed it. This record is a 20 minute EP, 4 songs, all over varying complexity. Totally awesome. The preorder for this record should be up soon.
Morons the world over: Here is a new website, finally. Should be faster and way more accessible. The website now contains tons of extra useless info about Bands/Albums/Books/Ponies so check all those out too. Big ups to Eric for going through all of the heartwreching anguish of having to deal with my limited knowledge of technology.
In terms of tours, here is what is happening this summer:
Dangers July European Tour w/Glasses, Goodtime Boys
01.07.11 - Friday : London, UK @ The Purple Turtle
02.07.11 - Saturday : -Manchester, UK @ Star & Garter
03.07.11 - Sunday : Cambridge, UK @ Tba
04.07.11 - Monday : Norwhich, UK @ Bedford's Crypt
06.07.11 - Wednesday: Caen, France @ Bar Laplace
07.07.11 - Thursday: Paris, France @ tab
08.07.11 - Friday: Bremen, Germany@ G18
09.07.11 - Saturday: Stockholm, Sweden @Kafe 44
11.07.11 - Monday: Kiel, Germany @ Schaubude
12.07.11 - Tuesday: Timisoara, Romania @ Atelier d.i.y.
13.07.11 - Wednesday: Viena, Austria @ Shelter
14.07.11 - Thursday : München, Germany @ Sunny Red
15.07.11 - Friday: Stuttgart, Germany@ Juha West
17.07.11 - Sunday: Nürnberg, Germany @ Zentralcafe Künstlerhaus
18.07.11 - Monday: Muelheim a.d Ruhr, Germany @ AZ Muelheim
19.07.11 - Tuesday: Hamburg, Germany @ Rote Flora
20.07.11 - Wednesday: Hannover, Germany @ Chez Heinz
21.07.11 - Thursday: Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
22.07.11 - Friday: Leipzig, Germany @ Liwi
23.07.11 - Saturday: Rockycany, Czech @ Fluff Fest
Ghostlimb/Black Kites August European Tour
31.07.2011 GER - BERLIN / lovelite
01.08.2011 GER - HAMBURG / rote flora
02.08.2011 NL - NJIMEGEN / De Onderbroek
03.08.2011 UK - Brighton / The Prince Albert
04.08.2011 UK - Manchaster / The Whitworth
05.08.2011 UK - Deptford, London / the Bird’s Nest
06.08.2011 BEL - Antwerp / JH Den Eglantier
07.08.2011 GER - Aachen / AZ
08.08.2011 GER - Karlsruhe
09.08.2011 GER - Nürnberg / Zentralcafé im Künstlerhaus (K4)
10.08.2011 GER - Darmstadt / oettinger villa
11.08.2011 GER - Mühlheim / AZ
12.08.2011 Bel - Ieper Fest
13.08.2011 F - Laval / Queens Bar
15.08.2011 F - Marseille / O'Bundies
17.08.2011 CZ - Prague/ Dejvická Klubovna
18.08.2011 GER - Dresden
19.08.2011 GER - Leipzig
20.08.2011 GER - Hohenstein Ernsthal - Voice of Art Festival
Check it out, if you live in any of these places, come out and seem some bands who might be dispicable people, but can play things ok sometime good.
Friends and fellow believers,
It looks like the rapture passed with nothing happening. This is surprising considering throughout the course of the last 200 years in the US people have been saying the EXACT SAME SHIT every couple of years and nothing has happened. Why you may ask? That is something for which you must plumb the depths of the human psyche. Remember YTK? You probably don't actually, but that was also one of my all-time favorite pointless scares, an arbitrary date of awesomeness.
Anyways, 4 shows coming up before the Dangers Euro tour (july) and ghostlimb euro tour (august). Here there are in chronological order:
-May 30th, Blvd Cafe (Graf Orlock, Extortion, etc)
-June 5th, Blvd Cafe (Graf Orlock, Kenmode, Deafheaven, etc)
-June 17, Division 9, Riverside (Graf Orlock, Ghostlimb, Tempest, La Bella)
-June 19th, Blvd Cafe (Buyer's Remorse, Jugheads Revenge (WTF?), etc)
I don't know why they are all at the Blvd in LA, but shit is a little dry here at the moment so bear with us. There won't be any gorlock shows until winter after the riverside date so make sure you come out and get at that shit.
The Greiver 10" and Reivers 7" are in the works and should go out before the end of June so keep your shitheaded eyes peeled for that one. And happy birthday to me, one step closer to my personal apocalypse next year. Hell yeah
Vitriol Podcast 4
Alright assholes, time has come for another exciting jaunt down things you don't care about lane. That being said, here is some music and infoz about future plans/regrets. I'd like to pretend I am concerned about the next 36:30 of your life you are losing, but I honestly am not. You can download this piece here.
1. The Oblivions,"Bad Man" from Popular Favorites
2. Bullets In, "Anthems Erased" from Conceive
3. Death Hymn Number 9, "Squid Attack" from Smokestack Frightening
4. Forgetters, "The Night Accelerates" from 2 x 7"
5. Griever, "Home Again, Alone Again" from 10"
6. Billy Bragg, "The World Turned Upside Down"
7. Sista Sekunden, "Bombplan" from Skyll Inte Pa Oss
8. Acts of Sedition, "Cellar Door" from Crown Victoria
9. Obits, "Begging Dogs" from Moody, Standard, Poor
10. Lack, "CPH" from Saturate Every Atom
Hope you all had a fabulous may day this year. I spent it with some of my favorite corpo buddies in the northwest. Ghostlimb shows for this month are mostly finished up, and in the near future we have 2 extensive European tours of Dangers (july) and Ghostlimb (August), so if you are a Euro, make sure to check those things out, should be updated on the tours page any day now.
All the ghostlimb records have been mailed since last week, hope they got there
Ghostlimb is playing in the Northwest this coming weekend at these places:
Friday 29, Black Lodge (Seattle) w/ Owen Hart, Capsule, Tempest
Saturday 30, Garbage Mountain (Vancouver) w/Capsule, Tempest
Also, new things coming out in the near future are seven inches from Reivers (Oakland, members of Graf Orlock and Acts of Sedition), Death Hymn No. 9 (LA Rock and Roll w/stompy swamp blues), and a ten inch from Griever (excellent melodic and excessively well thought out heavy shit from ex-members of Lewd Acts). Keep your stupid ears open for what is coming
Ghostlimb records get in sometime this week and will be sent out by the weekend, again, sorry for the delay
Ghostlimb shows coming up this weekend are as follows:
Friday April 22, Division 9, Riverside, 3485 University. 7p, $5. Don't be late
-Ghostlimb, Reivers (mems of Graf Orlock and Acts of Sedition). Greiver (ex-Lewd Acts), Bad Dreams.
Sat April 23, Che Cafe, San Diego 7 pm, Don't b fuckin' l8
-Capsule, Ghostlimb, Reivers, Greiver, Children Of God, Death Hymn no 9
These bad boys are back in print and available HERE.
This weekend Sat and Sunday, Ghostlimb will be playing in the Bay area, check out these shows.
Ghostlimb/Reivers Shows this weekend in the Bay Area. S9/Oakland Shirley Temple of Doom House w/Joyride. Su10/SF Five Points Arthouse w/pills.
Birds in Row "Cottbus" 12" EP w/Backside Etching is up for order now HERE. The covers are cut and screenprinted, and this is a swell continuation of the previous 7" "Rise of the Phoenix". So if you liked that one, check this out.
New Ghostlimb record is available to listen and download at the Vitriol Bandcamp.
Also, preorders/orders on this record have been delayed for a few weeks because of the plant, please be patient. Thanks
TOMORROW THE PREORDERS FOR "INFRASTRUCTURE" GO UP, AS WELL AS THE NEW ANDREW BONAZELLI BOOK. CLICK HERE TO PREORDER.
Ides of March, 2011. A mere 2055 years ago 13 conspirators plunged their daggers into the person of Julius Caesar, one of the world's best known seekers of unmitigated power. Sic semper tyrannis.
Here is a new trailer for Andrew Bonazelli's THE DREAMT AND DEATHLESS OBSCENE book. This noise comes out officially on April 5th, concurrent with the new Ghostlimb record. There is a "corpsepile" handmade version as well as a standard bound version. Both preorders will be going up on Sat, March 19th at 8 pm Pacific time, don't miss out, or be an asshole, etc.
Here is a new Buyer's Remorse 7" review at Razorcake
Things have been going well over here. Nearing the end of the first press of Owen Hart's "Earth Control", Ghostlimb preorders en route, and made it through most of the Gorlock "Doombox " records. Keep your eyes open, lots of new stuff coming from Birds in Row, Death Hymn #9, and shows, tours, shows, burnout, shows.
On a lighter note, conservative america is doing well to repeal large portions of voter rights, collective bargaining, and the like. Something to watch, slightly give attention, and then move on to our otherwise uninspired lives. Ugh
Alright chumps, Lots of ghostlimb "infrastructure" record release shows, etc coming up. Preorders for the record go up on March 19th, 8pm, don't miss on that>
March 12, Che Cafe w/ Owen Hart, Xibalba, etc
April 9 Shirley Temple of Doom House, Oakland w. Reivers
April 10 San Francisco w/Reivers
April 16th Record Release, The Smell w/ Comadre, Broadway Calls
April 22 District 9, Riverside w/Reivers
April 23 Che Cafe w/Capsule, Reivers
April 29 Black Lodge, Seattle w/ Owen Hart, Capsule, Tempest
April 30 Garbage Mountain, Vancouver w/Capsule, Tempest
Also an interesting review of the new record on Cosmos Gaming
Graf Orlock Doombox Review from Popmatters
There is a new ghostlimb song up for listen/downloading purposes at Brooklyn Vegan, Check it out and ignore what spurious comments may exist therein. Find it HERE.
This saturday in Riverside (Ghostlimb, Rogue State, Restrained, Maladie) at the Blood Orange Info Shop)
This Sunday at the Echoplex in Echo Park (Graf Orlock, Leftover Crack, Retox (members of Locust) and a few more, Show is a matinee thing at 5pm, don't be stupid.
OK. The new Ghostlimb LP "Infrastructure" Preorders will be going up on Sat March 19th at 8PM Pacific Time. This is to avoid it being difficult for those on the east coast. Sorry rest of the world.
This bad boy has 12 songs (1 cover), a digital download card and a running time of close to 26 minutes (which has been difficult for us in the past). That being said, there is a clever diecut on the cover and some awesome embossing. Should rage hard. Do not miss. I won't feel bad.
Ghosti record going out to press this week. Should be done on time at the beginning of april, release shows on west coast forthcoming.
Neal hates this picture, but i like it, Sorry neal. Come catch the show on Friday, 11th in Chino
Check out this video on Vimeo involving the Doombox. Dude is awesome. Don't ask me how to put it together.
-Hello hello, hope everyone is off to a fantastic spring semester. At the Vitriol Webstore we have reprints of the Graf Orlock Supercomputer Corpsepile hoodie as well as a new shirt to accompany the Doombox, please check those out.
-Some shows coming up
-Feb 11 Chino Warehouse, Ghostlimb, Vultures United, etc
-Feb 26 Blood Orange Info Shop, Riverside: Ghostlimb, Rogue State (Last Show), Restrained, and Maladie
-March 6 Que Sera, Long Beach: Ghostlimb, The Love Below, Low Places, 9pm
-March 12 Che Cafe: Ghostlimb, Owen Hart, Xibalba, Wunami
-March 13 The Echo, LA, Power of the Riff Show,: Graf Orlock, Funeral Pyre, etc (Matinee starts at 4)
-Also, new Vitriol Releases posted up on the bandcamp for download
-Welly well well well. The three shows this last weekend for the Gorlock record release went surprisingly well, were super violent, and quite fun. Thanks for coming and picking up the record if you did.
-Received the mass of Doombox records today, and will be systematically mailing them out in a concisely timed system of mailing organization. Anyways, in all seriousness there is like a million of these things to mail out so it will be coming soon, I am trying to be prompt. Hold onto your onesy.
-New Ghostlimb almost completely mastered. Listening to it as I write this and i will never concede that this thing is badass as all hell. Layout being worked out now and should be to press in no time. "INFRASTRUCTURE" should come out sometime at the end of March, depending of course, on stilted logistics.
-So that being said, thanks to everyone who was a part of the mess called this weekend. Back to the joyousness of Wikileaks.
-WARNING! To those worried, and who have preordered, you will receive the limited Gorlock 10" out of 150, just due to mix up, the black is the rarer of the two and the clear is standard! Do not fret! These will ship in about a week. Note to self: Do not press vinyl around the shitty holiday season.
-Holy shit does this new ghosti record own.
And holy shit, it appears most of us (some unfortunately), have survived another rousing year of taxes, work, and general self abuse. That being said, this new Ghostlimb record is going to tear some shit open, so you better watch out for that bad boy in a few months, followed by (hopefully) some Ghostlimb on the east coast, and (for sure) an August European tour with Black kites. Headquarters out.
-Thanks to all of those who preordered the new Graf Orlock and Owen Hart Records, that is very nice of you and may your days be "blessed" with abundance.
-The Graf Orlock/Owen Hart/Reivers shows up north popped off hard, whoever was there, shit ruled.
-This December 26, I'll be heading up with Tenaj to the bay and meeting our boy Neal to record the new Ghostlimb LP tentatively entitled "Infrastructure". 11/12 new songs of unholy spite and rabid intensity (these ones are a bit longer I promise). Shit owns if I say so myself, do check out in future, just make a note on your Ipad calendar or something.
Problems w server solved, preorders up now.
I'm not going to tell you again:
Dec 17 the Red Room, Tacoma, WA w. Graf Orlock, Owen Hart
Dec 18 Garbage Mountain, Vancouver, BC w/Graf Orlock, Owen Hart, Tempest
Dec 19 Branx, Portland, Or w/Graf Orlock, Owen Hart
Jan 14 Vacation Vinyl. Los Angeles, 7pm, Graf Orlock
Jan 16, the Smell w/Graf Orlock, Ghostlimb, Death Hymn #9, Touche Amore
Jan 17, Chain reaction w/Graf Orlock, Dangers, Wageslave, AD, Deadhead
Labels/Distros: For Wholesale and Trade of Vitriol Releases, peep this THIS, and then email me.
Reviews for Doombox going motherfucking strong, son.
Dec 6 Dec 3 Nov 27 Nov 22 Nov 5 Oct 29 Oct 22 Oct 14 Oct 11 Oct 10 Sept 28 Sept 12 Sept 6 Sept 2 August 28 August 27 August 24 August 10 August 7 August 2 July 16 July 11 July 8 July 6 July 5 June 18 June 15 June 13 June 11 June 8 June 1 May 27 May 24 May 20 May 11 May 8 May 1 April 27th April 26th
Well here you go you assholes. In all of its stupid, folded paper glory, this is the Doombox 10"+Trilogy CD prone to rip your stupid face off and then pummel you with 42 cd songs of the last 4 years of moronic and asocial behavior. You need to get this. Again preorders go up at midnight on 12/17.
these are the record release shows (for owen hart in december), and Graf Orlock in Jan.
Dec 17, Red Room, Tacoma, WA Graf Orlock, Owen Hart "Earth Control" Record Release
Dec 18, Garbage Mountain, Vancouver, BC, Graf Orlock, Owen Hart, Tempest
Dec 19, Branx, Portland, Or, Graf Orlock, Owen Hart
Jan 14, Vacation Vinyl, Graf Orlock in Store, 7pm, Los Angeles
Jan 17, Chain Reaction, Graf Orlock record release, w/Dangers and Others.
Buyer's Remorse "A Thorough Analysis" 7" out now!, get that shit HERE!, and don't forget chumps! Graf Orlock and Owen Hart Preorders on 12/17. 12 Am. That means the night of the 16th, I know this threw some of you off before.
Two Doombox Reviews from
MetalSucks.net, (which it does, for the most part), and Decibel Magazine.
Details about the Graf Orlock and Owen Hart Records release shows in the Northwest/Southwest are forthcoming.
Alright jerks. For real now we got these three records coming out soon, and they fucking rip. Like the splash page tells you the Owen Hart and Graf Orlock records will have a preorder on Dec 17 at 12:00 AM pacific time. These shits are going to fly off the proverbial shelf so get on it. Man am I "realllyy excitttted."
For the Owen Hart record release shows, Gorlock is coming up to the northwest to play Dec 17-19 with them, details forthcoming
A new Ghostlimb 7"/LP is in the works and seriously shreds beyond belief, that shit is being recorded dec 26th by Jack at Atomic Garden, who also moonlights in a forgettable band which just released a Double 7" on this here podunk label. This is in the future as well as a Birds in Row 10". On that note Ghostlimb will tour in europe this coming summer with this new record and hopefully both bands with rage together.
Write what you want to read, play what you want to hear, assholes.
After regrouping, Dangers is playing this show on the 11th of DEC, so go to it!
Lots of new shit up on the webstore! Don't be an idiot!
Alright noobs, got some new songs and shit to listen to, got some new records on the way and got a lot of shit going on. Check out the Vitriol Podcast #3 thing and download that shit here. Anyways, if you are in the Bay area catch Gorlock and ghostlimb and a slew of others at Gilman St Fri, 22 and an Oakland House Show at 3120 Martin Luther King Blvd, Oakland. Don't be a lazy asshole.
1. Cloak/Dagger, Don't Need A, from Lost Art LP
2. Buyer's Remorse, Schools of Thought, from A Thorough Analysis 7"
3. Tristess, Frustration, from Hog and Lag Blues LP
4. Jail Weddings, The Spell Has Lifted, from Jail Weddings 7"
5. 4DEAD, Icebreaker, from Anchors LP
6. Avail, Simple Song, from 4AM Friday LP
7. Cursive, The Great Decay, from Burst and Bloom EP
8. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, from Brutalist Bricks LP
9. King Khan and the Shrines, Took My Lady to Dinner, from The Supreme Genius of.. LP
10.Coerce, Silver tongued life licker, from Silver Tongued LIfe Licker LP
Alright due to shit out of our control, show at Pitzer isnt happening, but this one is: Sunday, October 17, Riff Haus Fullerton Vitamin X, Graf Orlock, Broken Needle, Knife Fight 1150 E Valencia Drive Fullerton CA 92831 (Sorry Sven) So go to it.
For the Oct 22 show at Gilman, unfortunately UOA postponed their tour. The show is still happening with all of the same bands plus ghostlimb so you should go to that. Also Oct 23 sat there will be a house show in the east bay with graf orlock, ghostlimb, and a couple more to be announced soon.
Since we last "spoke" a lot of things have happened. Buyer's Remorse off to press, Owen Hart off to press, Doombox details being worked out for press, etc etc. Note the ghostlimb/wageslave/buyer's remorse/archetypes show has been moved to here:
Claremont Pitzer College Huerta Room, Gold Center
7pm, 1050 Mills Ave, Claremont
w/ aforementioned bands. WTF
Go to these shows, Ghostlimb, Gorlock, Buyer's Remorse.
Click the logo to check out the new Buyer's Remorse record and page
I forgot to mention Bearing & Distance is out again, get it
CD Sale!!!!!1 over at the webstore!!!!1
with these things available:
GHOSTLIMB BEARING & DISTANCE CD REPRESS $6
GHOSTLIMB S/T CD $4
GRAF ORLOCK DESTINATION TIME TOMORROW CD $7
COMADRE/TRAINWRECK SPLIT CD $5
COMADRE/ENDZWECK/BURIAL YEAR/END ON END DVD $4
COMADRE A WOLF TICKET CD $5
COMADRE THE YOUTH CD $5
DANGERS ANGER CD $5
DANGERS MESSY, ISN'T IT? CD $5
MALADIE S/T CD $3
THOU TYRANT CD $5
THOU PEASANT CD $5
ROBOTOSAURUS/COERCE SPLIT CD $6
SEXWIZARD S/T CD $4
And these shows are coming up: So peep em
Monday Sept 6, Hyde Park Half, Inglewood Buyer's Remorse, Power, Seahaven, Deadhead
Friday Sept 10, 6th St. Warehouse, LA, Buyer's Remorse, Coliseum, Burning Love
Sept 17th, 6th St Warehouse, LA, Ink & Dagger, Dangers, Touche Amore
Go to this show
Click here here to visit Norma and the Barkthrone puppy pack's youtube page.
Working on a project involving experiences with border crossings into Canada and everywhere else for both bands and normals. Any particular experience of interest, hit me up here.
-Back from tour, big thanks to Tempest and portions of Canada (except the parts between Winnipeg and Toronto). Shit was fun, put our mechanic skills to the test and allowed us to see some cities we never made it to, so thanks to everyone who had something to do with it or came to the shows.
-The Glasses US West Coast tour finished in good order, and I have some of their shirts left over so if you would like to pick some of those up, check them out on the webstore.
-Now that things are back in relative order, will be working on these slow ass releases, also the Ghosti "Bearing & Distance" CD repress will be out soon, for a cheap price too, so keep your stupid eyes open for that
GEARING UP FOR TOUR, SON.
GHOSTLIMB/TEMPEST AUGUST CANADIAN TOUR
August 12 the Troyler Victoria, BC
August 13 Bullys Vancouver, BC
August 14 Allendale hall Edmonton, AB
August 15 TBA Calgary, AB
August 16 the Club Regina SK
August 17 Rudolph Rocker CC Winnipeg, MB
August 18 Kilroys Thunder Bay, ON
August 19 Myths and Mirrors Sudbury, ON
August 20 Soy bomb Toronto ON
August 21 YMCA Youth Center Wellend ON
And if you don't have it already, the
Bearing & Distance CD is in repress.
Check out the WEBSTORE for Two new(ish) Ghostlimb shirts and The Ghostlimb Devil Crewneck
Around here lately things have been hectic as all hell.
-As previously mentioned the new Graf Orlock record is finished and waiting to get mixed by that asshole Flaco from Comadre in a few weeks. It has turned out surprisingly well as the music was recorded live and vocals done down here in LA. The Buyer's Remorse 7" is about to go to press as is the new Owen Hart LP. Check out the releases section for all of the stuff coming up soon. If all goes well by the beginning of fall these things will be out and about.
-As always, if anyone needs any of these records for distro, hit me up HERE.
-Canadians, keep in mind that some of us will be up there in short order for the tour starting on the 12 of August, we will have a couple of 20 or so original pressings of the Ghostlimb S/T LP w/etching, so check that noise out.
-Also, I have attempted to not do things in this bullet listing form, to further support ADD problems, etc, in a Twitter-like fashion, but you have to check Sam McPheeter's Twitter (of B.A., W.B., and M.R.P. fame), because it is one short story a day and is ridiculously funny.
-Buyer's Remorse is playing at Que Sera in Long Beach on Wednesday, August 4.
-All of the Drowning With Our Anchors/Maladie record preorders have gone out and everything seems to be settled up in that last misguided move of putting out 4 records at once. Let's do it again.
-The gorlock record will hopefully go to press before the middle of august, and that shit is ridiculous.
-The Buyer's Remorse 7" is being recorded this saturday so we should have some music at least to listen to on the Bandcamp for free pretty soon.
-The Owen Hart layout is also in the works, check them out on tour if you can.
-This Sunday, the 18th, at Que Sera in Long Beach Buyer's Remorse will be playing post 9pm. Get there.
-That all being said, hopefully in the next week we will have another Vitriol Podcast.
-Gearing up for the Ghostlimb/Tempest canadian tour and put some new shit up on the webstore. Holy sheep shit, get on this!
- As a final note, I am reading the Complete Sherlock Holmes Collections (inspired by that stain, Tim),and little did I know that good old SH was a cokehead. Oh well.
Little does this poorly taken tour picture illustrate how much we actually hate each other.
Ok questionable sentient beings, this coming month will bring fun and enjoyment all around in the form of a canadian tour for ghostlimb and our boys from Vancouver, Tempest. This should be rousing fun with guaranteed minimal fanfare for our ugly mugs, but if you are near any of these cities, you should come check this out because in a year and a half or so the mayans said the world was going to end and western Christianity picks and chooses what parts of "alien" cultures it will generally denigrate, or turn into a wild cult of fear. Enjoy!
GHOSTLIMB/TEMPEST AUGUST CANADIAN TOUR
August 12 the Troyler Victoria, BC
August 13 Bullys Vancouver, BC
August 14 Allendale hall Edmonton, AB
August 15 TBA Calgary, AB
August 16 the Club Regina SK
August 17 Rudolph Rocker CC Winnipeg, MB
August 18 Kilroys Thunder Bay, ON
August 19 Myths and Mirrors Sudbury, ON
August 20 Soy bomb Toronto ON
August 21 YMCA Youth Center Wellend ON
Vitriol Podcast 2 is downloadable here Vitriol Podcast #2
Songs played in Vitriol Podcast thing 2, by the end of the day i should be able to figure out the whole "download zipfile bullshit" thing.
1. Regulations, Baghdad Beach Party, from To Be Me
2. Owen Hart, Methlahem, from Earth Control LP
3. Pedro The Lion, Transcontinental, from Achilles Heel
4. Embrace, Can't Forgive, from Embrace
5. Clinic, Pet Eunic, from Clinic 7"
6. Archers of Loaf, Harnessed in Slums, from Vee Vee
7. Thou, Song of Illuminate Darkness, from Salome Split
8. Propagandhi, Gamble, from The Recovered EP
9. Perth Express, Ace of Spades, from Discography LP
10.Jawbox, Chinese Forktie, from Jawbox
11. Nightmarchers, I wanna deadbeat u, from See You in Magic
Right. Those flights blew. Meant to mention that we also now have the australian version of "Messy, Isn't It?" on CD. Check it out $7. Also Vitriol Podcast 2 coming up in a day or so, peep it.
Alright shit-hea-ads. Sitting in the melbourne airport as we speak with an overnight layover until we go back to beautiful los angeles. Australia has been brutal, fruitful, and excellent. Thanks to the robotos and mike/coerce in particular for the last couple of days, they are good shits.Check the webstore for new australian releases and the like,including the new Robotosaurus/Coerce CD, and a bunch of other "important" things. Overall this has been a sweet round of shows and an awesome second time here for gorlock and a tight first time for dangers. Look out for the new gorlock record that should be finished up this week to be pressed later this summer as well as the ghostlimb tour in canada in about 5 weeks. Look at these things sequentially:
-Owen Hart record nearing completion.
-Gorlock recording finishing up
-Buyer's Remorse 7" recording being done real soon
-Potential US/Aus Collaboration on many projects
A big shout out to everyone who has ordered and had interest in the label and bands from australia, if we talked it was nice to meet you and the support is most appreciated. It is nice to put names to faces (this is a rare time i am being sincere, so accept it), thanks.
Ok, Ok. So we managed to evade authorities by getting into australia with all of our merch and relative dignity intact. Unfortunately, our Lismore show was cancelled due to some unforseen circumstances, but our show tomorrow is still on in Brisbane all ages at the Burst City. Slow clap those Koalas.
At the risk of sounding both trite and pathetic, i am going to repost this fabulous tour poster picture which might be curiously familiar to some of the more observant of readers (see 2007 West Coast Tour). Our depressed crew will be hitting the shores of Thunderdome Continent (or as my lady friend calls it "Mephistopheles Island"), on June 17th. There we hope to continue evading authorities and driving on the (obvious) wrong side of the road. I suggest you go there as well. See you in 60 hours. F U USA, Oh hai! OZ.
Alright, Drowning With Our Anchors/Maladie Split 10" is up from preorder HERE, on Saturday, June 19th at 12:00 AM, take heed, this shit is pretty tight.
Take note, ghostlimb is not playing the show at the che on saturday with dangers and thou, but it is still happening.
Records have been a little delayed getting out but working hard to get all of those lagging preorders out by next week when we leave. In the mean time, take a gander at this new Graf Orlock Steadycam Film Review of Robin Hood, either here, or on the Decibel Magazine Deciblog.
Right! Dangers set at Rainfest and show in Portland were fun and everyone involved was helpful, not a shithead, and decidedly pleasant, this particularly goes out to Tre and Liam and Joanne. Sometimes it is way too long. Anger Represses go out soon.
For those who listened to the podcast, we will have one out at the first of every month, so there will be another one coming soon.
For labels, bands, etc who are interested in wholesale, we'll be around until about the 13th of june, so hit me up before then if this applies to you because i am sick of having all of this petrochemical garbage in by garage. Check for ghostlimb, graf orlock, and dangers shows prior to the Australia Tour. Trade/Wholesale list can be found here. VIT Wholesale list.
New short question style interview up of the bands/label done by Kitty Play Records, be annoyed at my answers at your own risk.
Now let's get down to motherfucking brass tacks. For those not paying attention to the world outside of worthless hardcore, we have another "interesting" "action" by the "completely non-reactionary" Israeli government against an international flotilla containing protesters and supplies headed for Gaza. Of particular interest are these few articles summing up the event, and discussing international solidarity and anger expressed through protest abroad. Seriously?
-Obviously, go to this show on sat, the forming records are all here, everyone that ordered one (not with other preorders) have been sent out.
-The running experiment in a "podcast" or "song thing" or "talked over playlist" is done, it is downloadable here Vitriol Podcast #1 and must be pointed out that YES I know this is an introductory one so it may be boring, YES i know i subconsciously force my brain to say "awesome" as an adjective for everything, and YES i know YOU could have done it better, but check it out, it is the better part of an hour has a lot of good songs and some info stuck in there in between about things coming up, also if anyone wants something played on it, hit me up.
Songs played in Vitriol Podcast thing 1
1. Leatherface, Hoodlum, from Dog Disco
2. Birds In Row, The Letter, from Rise of the Phoenix EP
3. (Young) Pioneers, Downtown Tragedy, from Free the (Young) Pioneers Now!
4. Masshysteri, Lat Dom Hata Oss, from Masshysteri
5. Forming, Hate My Gutz, from Forming 7"
6. Hot Snakes, Unlisted, from Suicide Invoice
7. Fischer, Song, from first 7"
8. The Marked Men, Fix My Brain, from Fix My Brain
9. Land of Treason, Rebuild, from Demo
10.I Spy, God.Family.Country, from Perversity is Spreading...It's About Time Discography
11. Barra Head, Common Ground, from Go Get Beat Up
12. Glass and Ashes, Diving Line, from Aesthetic Arrest
-The preorders for Dangers and Comadre will be coming soon, hold onto your empty wallets.
-Coming up soon is something new we are doing over here, it is going to be a downloadable podcast of musics and worthless banter that you could probably do better without. Anyways, it will be fun for us and will have some songs from records coming out as well as shit i just plain want to listen to, so check that out and there will be a link to download it at some point ahead.
-As a side note, it is my birthday today and if you are reading this, I am almost certain I am older than you, but contrary to most, I have no problem with this and plan on being super dead by 30. Adieu.
Go to the Chain Reaction show on Saturday. It is Graf Orlock, Touche Amore, Loma Prieta and others. Do it.
The Comadre preorders are done, and the Dangers one is almost there.
GO ORDER THE NEW FORMING 7".
This weekend, Graf Orlock recorded a new EP entitled (tentatively), Doombox. This was not grueling, nor did it really suck. It was actually fairly easy. Thanks to those who bought the preorders of the two newest records.
Firstly, happy May Day to people out there.
Secondly, as you may have noted on the index page, the preorders for Dangers "Anger" LP Repress and the Comadre/Glasses Split 2x7" go up this coming Saturday morning (technically) at 12:00 AM. Feel free to purchase those and check em out, Bloodtown Records is preordering them concurrently with some of their back catalog represses as well.
GRAF ORLOCK/DANGERS AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2010
Thursday 17th June - Tempo Bar, Brisbane 18+
Friday 18th June - Shed 5, Gold Coast AA
Saturday 19th June - Burst City, Brisbane AA
Sunday 20th June - Northern Rivers Sound, Lismore AA
Tuesday 22nd June - Bens house, Maclean AA
Wednesday 23rd June - The Red Rattler, Marrickville AA
Thursday 24th June - Oxford Tavern, Wollongong 18+
Friday 25th June - Agincourt Hotel (Club Blink), Sydney AA
Saturday 26th June - AJ's House, Sydney AA
Sunday 27th June - Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle 18+
Wednesday 30th June - Melbourne AA
Thursday 1st July - Melbourne AA
Friday 2nd July - The Arthouse, Melbourne 18+
Saturday 3rd July - The German Club, Adelaide LIC/AA
Sunday 4th July - Alleyway Show, Adelaide AA
Also check out the Kick Ass/The Losers review that just came up on DecibelMagazine.com
THE GRAF ORLOCK/FISCHER OAKLAND YELLOW ROOM SHOW ON FRIDAY MAY 7TH WILL BE WACKY. EMAIL SVEN@GRAFORLOCK.COM IF YOU WANT THE ADDRESS AND PLAN ON GOING
It appears that all has been deleted here of the news, but I can tell you these things,
-Forming Test Press Approved and should be coming soon
-Owen Hart recording is finished and en route to me for the layout and pressing, shit is super metal
-Dangers "Anger" LP repress is out. Preorders will be HERE on Sat, May 8th at 12:00 AM. The main press is on clear blue vinyl and the preorders will be on Grey vinyl. This will be 100/700.
-Comadre/Glasses Split 2 x 7" is at the plant and is coming sometime soon, i will let you know what the deal is with preorders etc at a more fitting time
Also, if you haven't yet, and as far as I can tell, you haven't, get the Birds In Row 7". This thing rules, these dudes should be hitting the west coast in summer, so support that shit and the international d.i.y. scene you benefit from, but rarely participate in. Bis spater