2016 is now the winter of tapes

I have been excessively busy getting a slew of tapes off to the plant to make 2016/2017 a really exciting time. All are super limited and will likely only be available from me and the bands. Torch Runner, Sick Shit, and ACxDC are available right now, and all others are at the plant and will be out in mid to late December.

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WVRM Heartache LP artwork reveal plus new song & what’s new at TLAL Fall 2016

WVRM test presses are in and we happily have the new amazing artwork from Matt Stikker:
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To get you excited we have uploaded a second song from the album, so enjoy Sleep Paralysis and give Slow Strangle another jam while you’re at it:

Here is a 360 degree video from the HQ, so feel free to move your device or click and turn around the camera view:

Reminder also that the Funeral Chic LP is flying off the shelves so snag one from the store while you can:
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Funeral Chic Record Release Show






9/17/16 – Funeral Chic, WVRM, Joy, Dwell
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Funeral Chic – Hatred Swarm LP Pre-Order and Exclusive Stream

Album is now up for pre-order, available on super heavy 150 gram virgin black vinyl:
Pre-order the new album here

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Upcoming release announcement: Nashgul – Cárcava LP

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TLAL is pleased to announce that we will again be working with Spain’s Nashgul, this time on their new full length LP. There are some other exciting announcements related to that but until now enjoy a new song and music video.

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Funeral Chic – Hatred Swarm LP Record Release Shows

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The Hatred Swarm LP is creeping towards completion so to celebrate, we will be throwing a release show in the band’s town, and our town including a special tour version of the record.

9/9/16 – Funeral Chic w/ Self Destruct, Lowroll, and Refocus
@ The Station, Charlotte NC [Event Page]

9/17/16 – Funeral Chic, WVRM, Joy, and Dwell
@ The Sound Factory, Cary NC [Event Page]

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First Show At Sound Factory

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I don’t normally repost things I put up on Fastcore Photos (although you should check the writeup on the Triangle Chance For All Benefit Show I posted), but I feel inspired to post about the show I booked at a new DIY spot right outside of Raleigh.

Raleigh was lucky a few years back to have Nice Price Books host all ages shows. Although they hit more solidly with the indie rock scene, they were more than willing to put on a punk or hardcore show. I had the luck of booking anything from Hounds of Hate to Sex Prisoner there. I saw some solid bands I had never heard of like Kurraka and Ivy. Nice Price stopped having shows for various reasons and there has been a lull in music locally. To compound upon it all the Cotton Mill studio where most of the bands I’m friends with or communicate practice is for sale or is being turned into condos or something like that.

Upon going to some To The Front Alliance meetings I heard about Anthony from Blackball and his boss at Bass Sound opening up a new space that would be very DIY friendly and all ages. My good friends from DC Iron Cages needed a show and as it happened the show fell through at the house I found for it so stars aligned and it ended up being the first show at this new space called The Sound Factory in Cary, just outside of Raleigh.

The show space itself is pretty large, and I wasn’t sure if a smaller show would go across well. The place filled up nicely and it didn’t feel too big for the show at all.

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Salmonella went on first. I had booked them previously at the Pinhook as their first show. A solid performance although I preferred the first time seeing them when I felt totally blown away. Not to say this wasn’t a great performance. Nick and Ava’s dual vocals are very reminiscent of old Nausea and they sang from the floor about 90% of their set.

Next was Holder’s Scar. It had been awhile since the band had played but they definitely brought it. I feel like Matt was less frog-like in his jumping stage presence than normal. Solid performance, average amounts of moshing.

After HS, Blackball took stage and crushed it completely. I wish I had some recordings off-hand to share but people were going nuts during their set. I appreciate that Ericka came down from Richmond when she had to work at 4am the next day. She is always a great front-woman.

Last was Iron Cages. Members of the band were in Javala who played a local record shop here a few months back and that band had recently broken up. Iron Cages plays some sick DC hardcore and I was surprised with how many blastbeats are incorporated and honestly how hard the drummer played. Solid set all around, definitely worth setting up the show around them touring down this way!

Click here if you want to see more pictures from the night that I got. Overall it was a great spot. I saw the owner walking around excited to have a good turnout and excited to have seen Anthony’s band. Bands were happy. Was a good time in a new spot! Hopefully this is the first of many, I already have something exciting up my sleeves for my next show there.

Conga Fury / Shitstorm – split 7″ represses available now!

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I am very excited to announce that this long out of print split is now back in print one last time as a run of 300 copies on clear vinyl. The covers were revamped with metallic silver ink. These won’t stick around too long like the first two pressings more than five years ago, so snag one from the store now or from Shitstorm on their tour with Boris.

Buy the 7″ here

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Upcoming release announcement: WVRM – Heartache LP

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TLAL is proud to announce that we are releasing WVRM’s first full length record. The band has been actively blasting out a mixture of blackened hardcore and grindcore for three years now and have really honed their sound on Heartache. Probably the most sardonic and misanthropic release by the band to date, this LP might be the first you reach for on your hardest days when you need a bit of catharsis after nothing has gone right. Enjoy a brand new never heard track off the LP named Slow Strangle below:

Be sure to catch the band at their upcoming shows:
7/05 – At The Station, Charlotte NC with Of Feather And Bone, Outer Heaven, Funeral Chic, Low Roll
7/08 – At Toy Boat Community Art Space, Asheville, NC
7/28 – @ The Radio Room, Greenville, SC w/ Grave Gnosis, Mehenet
8/12 – Summer Bralw 2016, Owensboro, KY
10/20 – 10/23 – Southwest Terror Fest 2016, Tuscon AZ

The record is slated to come out Winter 2016. Keep your eyes peeled.

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TLALHQ Banners

Have some exciting announcements this year. Figured I’d continue to celebrate and get spruce up the ol’ HQ…

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