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News from RISE ABOVE Records!

Upcoming releases, tour-dates and more.....


ELECTRIC WIZARD - "We Live" second press Gatefold Sleeve & free one sided 7".

Ultra Deluxe 2nd pressing of this long sold out LP available now! Repackaged in gatefold sleeve, with extra track + FREE BONUS 7" featuring non album track - 'THE LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE'(!!!) which was recorded during the "We Live" sessions, making this the complete & definitive version. A true cult album for vinyl collectors & Wizard slaves.

Pressing amount: 500 Green / 500 Black



ELECTRIC WIZARD - LP's & Mid Price, Remastered, CD's coming soon.

Yes, we are currently in the process of remastering the entire ELECTRIC WIZARD back catalogue in digipak format with extra tracks. All of the bands five albums for Rise Above Records & Pre-Electric Wizard (the CD version which features Thy Grief Eternal, Eternal & Lord Of Putrefaction recordings) will be released in the coming months.

All CD versions will be on sale at Mid Price.

Also there will be a major treat for vinyl collectors of the band. We will be re- releasing the bands debut album in gatefold sleeve + bonus tracks.

This will be shortly followed by the vinyl LP debut of the bands seminal second LP - 'Come My Fanatics'. This will include a free 7" & special sleeve.

Following this will be a deluxe gatefold LP version of 'Let Us Prey'. All ofthe aforementioned releases are scheduled to be available before the summer.


7” Singles Club series continues with LEAF HOUND & BURNING SAVIOURS.

Yes, the first new vinyl release from this legendary progressive blues rock

band, LEAF HOUND comes in the shape of a live 7" limited to 500 copies. Recorded in London 2005. Tracks are; Freelance Fiend/Too Many Rock N Roll Times.

Following this will be a 7” by cool Swedish Doom Rockers BURNING SAVIOURS, more news on that to follow. Next in the series will be a split Doom riot between THEE PLAGUE OF GENTLEMEN & MOSS – should be sick!


In the pipeline

The new album from Bill Steers' Firebird plus reissues from Mourn and some of the older Rise Above back catalogue. We plan to re-master & repackage the entire Orange Goblin Rise Above works shortly also.


Rise Above Relics Update

The first two releases on the new Rise Above Relics label are getting closer to completion. We have been doing considerable research into both albums from Luv Machine & Possessed. We recently remastered the Luv Machine album from the original masters which turned out fantastic. It’s amazing that the tapes stayed in pristine condition, considering their age of 36+ years.

We also discovered a couple of cool unreleased tracks too.Before releasing the album, we will put out a limited 45 of the classic single ‘Witches Wand’ with a previously unavailable/unheard b-side. More news on that soon.

We have also been in contact with friends and family of Midlands progressive hard rock band Possessed, a band who suffered a tragic fate & who’s music has never been officially released until now. The bands unreleased album from 1973 is in the process of being mastered for it’s debut release in the

Coming months. Stay tuned for more on that soon.


CATHEDRAL Merchandise

New Cathedral merchandise available at the Rise Above store. Doomed Trinity tour 2006 - CATHEDRAL, ELECTRIC WIZARD & GRAND MAGUS to bulldoze Europe. Here are the dates!

Download Tour Poster Here:



WITCHCRAFT hit the road with Monster Magnet!

Check out the new and updated dates here!


TAINT announced as part of Give It A Name 06

TAINT are to play alongside My Chemical Romance, Lostprophets, Atreyu,

Taking Back Sunday and many more at London Earls Court & Manchester MEN Arena - 29th / 30th april. Check www.giveitaname.co.uk for more info. The guys will also be hitting the road in the UK, France, Belgium & Holland  earlier in April.  More news as we have it.




Swedish Music Awards

Both WITCHCRAFT and GRAND MAGUS have been nominated for MANIFEST which is organised by the Swedish independent record labels (SOM). GRAND MAGUS and their album "Wolf's Return" is nominated in the category "best hard rock/punk 2005". Read about the award here: http://www.som.se/manifest

This is the second Swedish award that GRAND MAGUS have been nominated for with the "Wolf's Return" album the first being as "Metal album of the year" for "P3 Guld", a yearly award from Swedish National Radio.

Read more about it here:



"Wolf's Return" was also named Metal album of the year in Sweden's largest newspaper "Dagens Nyheter", check it out here (in Swedish):



CIRCULUS on Swedish TV

CIRCULUS documentary for Swedish TV-available to view online now


It's in English with Swedish subtitles.

They are also due to appear on Radio 3’s Early Music Show this Sunday this Sunday (Jan 15th).