Hi everyone & Happy New Year. 2005 looks like a very exciting year for us here at Rise Above with some truly amazing releases scheduled in the coming months.
Killer vinyl’s now available for Pre-Order!
Yes; long awaited vinyl releases from UNEARTHLY TRANCE, CAPRICORNS & GRAND MAGUS will be with us in the next couple of weeks. Also available for the first time will be a special double vinyl (1,000 white/500 black) gatefold of the ELECTRIC WIZARD classic - "Dopethrone", with extra track. To be sure of a copy, pre-order yours now from the online shopping page.*
Now you can pay by Paypal!
That’s right, as well as using our secure online shopping service with Secpay, you can now make orders with Paypal too.
For wholesale prices on all mail order items please contact our sales department at; sales[at]riseaboverecords.com
* All vinyls are expected to arrive during the week commencing February 28th and will be shipped accordingly.
NEW RELEASE NEWS
DEBRIS INC – Legends Of Doom Return!!
Since their fated demise, the mournful cries of Saint Vitus have continued to echo from a distant cave of cult obscurity, and the Doom scene has never really been quite the same since their passing. At the nucleus of Saint Vitus’ glorious misery was the master of slow motion himself; Dave Chandler. His nebulous fuzzy tone slithered in between mind-bending wah wah solos, whilst epic riffs were as big and slow as a herd of lethargic elephants marching en route to their own funeral.
Back from the debris, Mr Chandler has teamed up with friend Ron Holzner, former long standing bassist with cult Doom rock legends, Trouble to form Debris Inc. These partners in grime are all about doing things their own way, pure and simple. The band are planning on hitting Europe around September/October of this year, in the meantime, the results of this drunken Doom Punk partnership can be heard on the bands forthcoming debut album for Rise Above Records.
DEBRIS INC – Self Titled is due for release in Europe April 4th 2005
Return Of The Wolf – GRAND MAGUS are back!!
The masters of heaviest Nordic metal are currently finishing off touches to their third album for Rise Above, to be titled "Wolf’s Return". Expect a faster, darker and more aggressive new approach, which promises to crush previous releases!
Here are the song titles:
Wolf's Return (title track)
Nio (Swedish for "Nine")
Aska (Swedish for "Ashes")
Repay in Kind (Fast track!)
Kingslayer (even faster!)
CIRCULUS – to hear is not to believe!!
Fusing the music of 1972 and 1972, CIRCULUS are something amazing about to happen! When psych, prog & acid folk becomes a medieval gateway to another, unexplainable period of time, this is the music dreams are afraid of! Are you prepared for this astounding collective of psychedelic masters to invade your psyche? The band recently entered New Rising studios to lay down their forthcoming full length album for Rise Above Records, titled; "The lick on the tip of an envelope that's yet to be sent", the album is due for release in May. Think Comus meets Brainticket and you’re ‘almost’ there, but not quite! In the meantime, look out for a limited edition split 7” with Swedish Doom sensations, WITCHCRAFT! For more information on CIRCULUS, check out their Website;
sHEAVY get HEAVY with Billy!
Everyone’s favourite Canadian Sabbathians sHEAVY have been locked in the studio with cult legend producer Billy Anderson. The fruits of this mouth watering collaboration will be heard shortly on the bands forthcoming fifth full length album. More details to be announced soon.
WITCHCRAFT – Studio Booked & Ready To Record!
Following the amazing success of the bands debut Self-titled album, WITCHCRAFT are set to enter the studio in March to record the follow up, which promises to be something very special indeed. Recently voted best newcomer of 2004 in the Terrorizer magazine yearly readers Poll, the band look set to become an even bigger force to be reckoned with. Judging on the newer material we’ve already heard, they’re gonna be a tough band to beat in 2005!! The as yet untitled LP is slated for release in late May/Early June.
As a rough glance, here’s how it looks so far;
DEBRIS INC – Debut Album ; RISECD59
sHEAVY - Album 4; RISECD58
GRAND MAGUS – Album 5; RISECD/LP60
THY GRIEF ETERNAL – Unreleased 12” ; RISEMLP56
ETERNAL – Unreleased 12” RISEMLP57
WITCHCRAFT – Album 2 ; RISECD/LP62
CIRCULUS - Album "The lick on the tip of an envelope that's yet to be sent" ; RISECD/LP63
THY GRIEF ETERNAL / ETERNAL Split CD ; RISECD61
In other related news, ELECTRIC WIZARD are confirmed as headliners on the Extra Heavy Stage at this years legendary Annual Roadburn Festival SATURDAY, APRIL 9TH 013 TILBURG - HOLLAND. Go to www.roadburn.com for more details. More dates to be announced soon!
CIRCULUS Take Over Tapestry!
On Friday 25th, the medieval Psych Rockers play at Tapestry; St Alouisha's Church, Eversholt St, Euston, London NW1 (corner of Phoenix Rd) 8.30 till late, band 10pm £5. Tapestry is a great night and this one is guaranteed to be storming!! Get there early.
UNEARTLY TRANCE coming to kill!!
Yes, New York’s blackest souls are heading for these shores in May. Take cover, or rejoice in the Armageddon! All UK dates are with RAMESSES + special guests to be confirmed. The band also plan to stretch the trek out to Europe, full details and extra dates will be announced very shortly.
May 19 - Manchester / Star and Garter
May 20 - Birmingham / Hare and Hound
May 22 - London / Underworld
22 May - London / Underworld
27 May - Belgium / Toudliefken
28 May - Belgium / The Starz
CAPRICORNS vs. MELVINS!
Instrumental noiseniks, CAPRICORNS, plan to re-enter the studios again in the next couple of months to record the debut full length follow up to the critically acclaimed ‘self titled’ EP. After recent incendiary performances the bearded upstarts will be supporting the MELVINS at the Electric Ballroom, London on the 24th Feb and also with BORIS at The Garage on the 14th March. More dates and news to be announced soon.