Benefit show for John Rivera

Its with a heavy heart that our close friend John River passed away a few weeks back. A collection of friends have put together his dream show to honor his memory and benefit his family. Undying, Prayer For Cleansing, Catharsis, Codeseven, Funeral Chic, and Riot States are slated to play.

Tickets on sale Friday August 27th
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Happy 2022 – I’m late to the party, here’s whats new

Hey all,

It’s been an insane 2022. We have been pushing releases through as fast as we can and obviously the Spy LP was a huge push to get into hands a few months back. It was a huge success and a second pressing has been queued up. We also did a run of promotional posters. The fourth press of Service Weapon has almost sold through and we are revving up to have a fifth press. A CD version of Habitual Offender is in hand and is great to listen to full blast in the car, plus its professionally replicated as TLAL doesn’t do CD-R duplicated CDs (other than our old sampler CDs). We are also spooling up to do some shirts and banners for the band.

The TLAL Discord is my favorite place to go and talk these days, please head over for some great conversations –

Peace Test LP flew off the shelves and into hands, as did the NoComply discog LP and the new Backslider full length LP.

Also totally fresh and new in is the Nashgul / Teething – split LP which is an amazing 200 gram picture disc of these epic Brazilian grindcore bands. Hot on its heels is the almost sold out Obsolete Man – Glory Be To The Bomb CS.

Not old but less fresh than the above two coming out in the last week are No Comply / They Live – split 5″, Deliriant Nerve – Post Collapse Cannibal Fantasy CS, and Chulo – Global Grindcore Alliance Vol 2.0 2021 Live CS. The NxC/TL split is awesome pv, DN is new grindcore from some Needle members, and Chulo you know as a great fast hc from Brazil

I don’t think I’ve officially announced this anymore but TLAL is very excited to exclusively license the  Prayer For Cleansing – The Rain In Endless Fall LP from Tribunal Records. While metalcore is in my blood from growing up in Winston-Salem and going to shows at Pablo’s/533 Uprisings, not a lot of the music comes through in the label. Here is my chance to do a high quality reissue of one of the bands that meant so much to me growing up. We have taken the original mix and had Nick Townsend do his amazing work to give the release the bigger sound it deserves. This one is being pressed in Belgium and is a long way off in the release timeline but be prepared because this one rips.

Upcoming releases/status:
TLAL137 – Hummingbird Of Death – Forbidden Techniques CD (freshly at the plant)
TLAL135 – Crom – The Cocaine Wars LP (2022 Remaster) (freshly at the plant)
TLAL216 – NoComply / Sidetracked – split 7″ (waiting on covers)
TLAL221 – Herida Profunda – Power To The People LP (in the mail from Europe)
TLAL224 – Hummingbird Of Death – Full Spectrum Dominance LP (freshly at the plant)
TLAL225 – Musket Hawk / Grin and Bear It / Sidetracked / Ugly – split LP (at the plant)
TLAL232 – Earthdogs – Cry Now Cry Later 7″ (almost in my hands)
TLAL237 – Prayer For Cleansing – The Rain In Endless Fall LP (freshly at the plant)

I went and saw the last Joy show in my hometown. Wish the best to them and still have a few of their LPs bumping around looking for homes.

Lastly, I know I’ve been bad at posting here but it’s been an insane and hectic 2022. Our friends who we distribute at 625 have a big release schedule in addition to ours including the Stockholm Syndrome – Death Watch LP, Suffering Mind – Lifeless LP, and a few others. Make sure to lurk Preorders/New Releases in the store for the freshest releases.

Stay safe y’all. Oh one last thing, have one show on the docket in Raleigh at The Pour House . Tickets available here.

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2021 – Pre-orders For Spy, Death Toll 80k, ACxDC/Pig City, and Cryptic Void

So I’ve left this blog in a bit of void but don’t worry I’m back with lots of major news.

The biggest news is the new Spy record preorders are up. The bad news is most of the colors sold out about instantly.

The next big things is this beast dropped:

And then last week these also dropped:

More big stuff planned for the end of 2021 possibly but more than likely 2022.

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Summer 2020 Superpost

It has been a wild ride for everyone this year. I know a lot of you are forced into unsafe work environments and are faced with depression head on and I really have so much love and respect for all of you. Anyone with the virus and any other disease right now I have the same love and wish you all speedy recoveries.

I have been lucky over on my side of the world. I am privileged that I get to work remotely at my day job and my family and friends are generally healthy and I hope all remain that way. My boss at work has left so I have some more responsibility than normal but my band, shows, and a lot of other things on life are on hold.

Also the label is doing amazingly. Major respect for all your orders. I’ve been shipping fifty to a hundred orders every Saturday.

Earlier this year I finished up my archiving project so head over to and grab the new vaults –

Okay on to the more fun stuff. Lots of pre-orders this summer and a lot of them have shipped – Water Torture shirts sold through and I made new ones and did a preorder and shipped those (unless held with other preorder items), ACxDC – The Oracles Of Death collection LPs have shipped, and Peace Test EPs have shipped on out. Livid LPS shipped out as well. I also did 25 grab bags that were totally loaded out to get some overstock out of the HQ and were really a great deal.

New in hand now are both the Shitstormtrooper EP and the Sidetracked/The Seeker split EP.

Spy tapes (which sold out in two hours) are shipping out this coming Saturday. Good news on the Spy release, Service Weapon will be pressed to vinyl!

Last, the four way 2×7″ I have coreleased overseas apparently is shipping to the European label which means the copies will come to me from overseas, then I’ll ship to all USA co-releasers and bands, and then will ship pre-orders out! Sorry for the wait on those!

So we have a lot out but a lot on deck. At the plant are: Needle EP (but out VERY SOON), following that is the live Capitalist Casualties CS (from a live video I recorded in 2011, RIP Shawn), then the Fuck On The Beach/Endless Swarm split is hot on it’s heals, followed shortly by the new Gasp EP. Headed to the plant is a very special Bastard Noise split LP that will be fully announced soon. The TLAL200 covers comp is still in the works but almost ready

Last bit of news is just sort of a quick teaser… but TLAL will be taking on the major shipping operations of a very inspiration label and I cannot be happier to announce that.

One more more bit of news, I took the time and upgraded the TLAL site to run on HTTPS/SSL, so please check that the GoDaddy cert is in place and you see the encrypted lock by the URL and shop with total safety. Vaguely related to that I also learned to query the Zencart DB and import it into Facebook Commerce which sounds really boring but it means I can now tag and link products in Instagram and Facebook posts. I know that sounds boring because you’ve seen that before but most people pay for a certain expensive monthly cart software but TLAL is running on free open source software and I actually put my SQL code on Github to keep my work to make free things better for other people! Last piece of nerdy news is I have also allowed image linking from the TLAL page to Facebook and Twitter. Why do I not allow image linking you ask? I have a great host who keeps my site a low price so I do them a solid and try not to use too much bandwidth.

That is what is new here! Sorry for any slowness in responding to any of you, my day job work life is hectic and orders are pretty stacked up (luckily I’m shipping everything as fast as I can), and I’m still doing all my normal QA on new releases. I hope everyone stays safe. Anyone dealing with some tough situations please look to a friend in the punk community and don’t go through it alone. I wish you all the best and I’ll see most of you in your mailboxes via a freshly delivered order!

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Announcement – Needle – s/t CS being pressed to 7″

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Announcement – ACxDC – The Oracles Of Death LP/CS/MD & Satan Is King CS/Zip Disk

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Announcement – Fuck On The Beach/Endless Swarm – split 7″ later in 2020

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TLAL Vault I, II, & III

In this world of being isolated, I decided to revisit the TLAL Vault that I put together five years ago. I was missing a lot of tracks and split sides of records so I put in the time and obsessively tagged MP3s. I split the first 100 into two so that Volume I is TLAL001-TLAL050, Vol II is TLAL051-100, and made a new volume of 101-150. All are free to download. Please share on all P2P media and to anyone you like.




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Announcement – Peace Test EP

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Preorder – Racetraitor / Closet Witch / Neckbeard Deathcamp / Haggathorn – Four Way Split 2×7″

As so many of us are being kept apart in this era of social distancing, Neckbeard Deathcamp (IL), Racetraitor (IL, NY, OR), Closet Witch (IA), and Haggathorn (IL) come together for a scorching 11-song four-way split EP.

The release will be available for pre-order and digital sales on April 22, 2020. The double EP with gatefold cover will be pressed on vinyl and distributed through To Live a Lie Records (US), Moment of Collapse Records (DE), Ugly and Proud Records (BG), and Circus of the Macabre Records (UK).

“I’ve always loved splits,” said Mani Mostofi, vocalist of Racetraitor. “Splits seem to be a unique oddity of the punk, hardcore, and metal scenes and I think that is because of the collective underpinning of those scenes.”

“We wanted this project to be a community building exercise in which like-minded bands each offer their take on life, politics, and brutality in a shared space. We are pretty pleased by the outcome,” Mostofi added.

Neckbeard Deathcamp is a mysterious and vehemently antifascist activist group on Prosthetic Records. Their unique mix of black metal, crust, and sarcasm has been bringing them notoriety across scenes and social media platforms alike.

Closet Witch is a much beloved powerviolence/grind act that has been wowing audiences with their emotionally raw live performances. They have a full length originally released by Halo of Flies Records and their full discography is available on Moment of Collapse Records.

Racetraitor is a legacy left-wing metal/hardcore band born in 1996 and reformed in 2016. Their second full length “2042” released on Good Fight Music, was a fiery refutation of the Trump era and American white supremacy. The band includes members of Fall Out Boy, Sect, and the fourth band on this release, Haggathorn.

Haggathorn is an anarchist black metal band that hit the scene last year with another split EP with Neckbeard.

The split’s various tracks were recorded at Flat Black Studios in Lone Tree, IA; Found Soundation Recording Studios, in Brooklyn, NY; and Electrical Audio, Studio Greg Studios, Write Carroll, and other undisclosed locations in Chicago, IL.

Preorder here:

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