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Test Pressing Giveaway Week!

Posted by admin on Feb.11, 2017

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We’ve done this a handful of times in the past, and it always seems to excite people when we give away test pressings of our releases, so we’ve decided to do it yet again! This week we will be giving away two copies of a test pressing for a specific release every day. So for example, Monday might be a LIGHT THIS CITY test pressing, and Tuesday could be a MUTE test pressing…. You get it, yeah?

We’ll make a post everyday on our Facebook/Twitter/Instagram, and TWO people who order ANY item from our online store that day will receive a copy of that day’s test pressing. Pretty easy and pretty cool, I’d say! So, make sure to tune in on Monday (and every other day next week) to see if you want to snag one of our releases’ test pressings! There are some great records being posted, so if you’re into collecting test presses of your favorite Creator-Destructor releases, make sure to pay attention to our social media!

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Creator-Destructor Showcase – March 2nd in Oakland, CA

Posted by admin on Feb.02, 2017

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We are super excited to announce a very special Oakland show for all of you in the Bay Area that enjoy extreme Heavy Metal! On Thursday, March 2nd, we will be showcasing four Creator-Destructor bands at The Golden Bull! SPINEBREAKER, WILDERNESS DREAM, MOHICANS, and GLACIER EATER will all be performing and destroying souls for just $8 only.

SPINEBREAKER continues to decimate every crowd in support of their debut LP, “Ice Grave”, released in early January of 2016. The band crushed the West Coast with HIEROPHANT last year, and have played numerous dates in the greater Bay Area since. In the words of Metalunderground.com, SPINEBREAKER provides “a soundtrack of raw, sonic death-metal annihilation in a world of human filth, greed, and corruption”.

As WILDERNESS DREAM gears up to record their 2nd EP, the band has spent the past year and a half tightening their strings and upping the levels of darkness/terror within their blend of blackened thrash metal. The band has opened for the likes of Belphegor, The Black Dahlia Murder, Katakalysm, and many more in support of their debut Self-Titled 12″ EP which was released in late 2015.

MOHICANS have been making a name for themselves in Northern California with their unique blend of mid-tempo drop-tuned sheer heaviness, and spaced out/desert-influenced vibes. Their latest offering came in the form of a 3-song digital EP entitled “Bombay”, which destroys harder than ever. You won’t to miss this sonic annihilation.

GLACIER EATER feature members of Light This City and Sworn Vengeance, focusing on an intricate, concept-driven thrash-metal/power-metal hybrid that rips faces off skulls. They’ll be opening the night with their undeniable thirst for melody, speed, and pure fire.

WESTERN SETTINGS Announce West Coast Tour!

Posted by admin on Dec.24, 2016

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WESTERN SETTINGS have been staying super busy since the release of their latest 10″ EP, “Old Pain”. The band first embarked on an extensive US tour earlier this year, followed by a full European tour, and an appearance at FEST 15. The band isn’t slowing down anytime soon, as they have recently announced a West Coast tour alongside Caskitt and Problem Daughter. Make sure to head out to one of these shows if you live in any of the cities, you won’t regret it! All tour dates can be found here.

The band has released two different music videos from tracks off of “Old Pain” thus far, so do yourself a favor and check out the videos for “Wonderful Multiple Episodes” and “Duncan” Western Settings stopped by “The Rock Room” for a live performance of “Old Pain” which can be seen here. Similarly, the band did a “Bridge City Sessions” performance of “Champion Schizo” which can be seen here.

Stream “Old Pain” via the Creator-Destructor Bandcamp!
Purchase the “Old Pain” 10″ EP (Digital Download Included) in our Online Store!

25% Off Merchandise Sale!

Posted by admin on Dec.08, 2016

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We are excited to announce a massive 25% off Merch Sale! For the next week (starting today), ALL of the T-Shirts and Apparel in our Online Store are 25% off when you enter code “merchsale” at check out – We ship everywhere, so get yourself some new gear from Heartsounds, Gygax, Spinebreaker, Western Settings, Wilderness Dream, seahaven, Mohicans + More! Check that out by clicking here.

In other Creator-Destructor news, we are preparing for a big year next year with new releases from Heartsounds, Wilderness Dream, Point of View, Viral, Glacier Eater, and a few other surprises that will surely get you excited. Until then, head on over to our Bandcamp Page to listen to our digital catalog and past releases! We released a ton of awesome new records in 2016 by Spinebreaker, Gygax, Western Settings, Early Graves/Ringworm, and Anchors – Go give them a listen if you missed out on any of this awesomeness.

MOHICANS Release 3-Song Digital EP Entitled “Bombay”

Posted by admin on Oct.18, 2016

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MOHICANS are undoubtedly one of Northern California’s heaviest up and coming bands, and we are so excited to bring you three brand new tracks from these Bay Area destroyers in the form of a digital EP entitled “Bombay”! Produced by Scott Goodrich at NuTone Studios earlier this year, “Bombay” sees the band reach a new level of sheer heaviness and down-tuned mayhem, and is the first release to feature drummer Trey Derbes (Wilderness Dream, Heartsounds).

Creator-Destructor released the band’s debut self-titled 12″ EP in late 2015, and these three songs reflect and exciting progression in the band’s sound since their first offering. “Bombay” is sonically crushing, and all three tracks maintain the slight doses of melody and unrelenting raw energy that MOHICANS has become known for. With soul-swallowing G-standard riffing and a mid-tempo unbridled fury, “Bombay” is sure to please fans of heavy metal and hardcore alike, so spread the good word of MOHICANS! Head over to our Bandcamp site to purchase the $3 EP now!

WESTERN SETTINGS Announce European Tour!

Posted by admin on Sep.19, 2016

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The amazing WESTERN SETTINGS have announced a month long European tour in support of their debut Creator-Destructor 10″ release, “Old Pain”! This is the band’s first time heading to Europe, so if you live in one of the cities they will be visiting, make sure to pick up a copy and support the band as they hustle from town to town with their special brand of punk! Check out all those tour dates by clicking here.

The band has been on the road much of this year, having completed a successful full US run earlier this summer and numerous shows on the West Coast, including a handful of shows with the legendary FACE TO FACE. If you haven’t heard the incredible “Old Pain” EP, just imagine six tracks of heart-wrenchingly honest, beer-soaked, San Diego punk. The band’s latest effort takes you down, back up, and back down again in a way that is both unsettling, and extremely captivating. Produced by Chicken of DEAD TO ME, ‘Old Pain’ succeeds in delivering the hooks and catchiness of WESTERN SETTINGS’ punk-rock peers, while elevating the band’s sound to a whole new level.

The band has released two different music videos from tracks off of “Old Pain” thus far, so do yourself a favor and check out the videos for “Wonderful Multiple Episodes” and “Duncan”

Stream “Old Pain” via the Creator-Destructor Bandcamp!
Purchase the “Old Pain” 10″ EP (Digital Download Included) in our Online Store!

WESTERN SETTINGS Embark on “Old Pain” US Tour!

Posted by admin on May.05, 2016

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San Diego’s WESTERN SETTINGS begin their month-long US tour in support of their brand new Creator-Destructor 10″ release, “Old Pain” TONIGHT! The band will have copies of the record on the road, so if you live in one of the cities they will be visiting, make sure to pick up a copy and support the band as they hustle from town to town with their special brand of punk! Check out all those tour dates by clicking here. All preorders have been shipped out, so expect your copy soon if you were one of the true believers that preordered! These things look and sound great, so we’re sure you’ll be stoked. I know we are!!

Featuring six tracks of heart-wrenchingly honest, beer-soaked, San Diego punk, WESTERN SETTINGS’ new EP takes you down, back up, and back down again in a way that is both unsettling, and extremely captivating. Produced by Chicken of DEAD TO ME, ‘Old Pain’ succeeds in delivering the hooks and catchiness of WESTERN SETTINGS’ punk-rock peers, while elevating the band’s sound to a whole new level.

The band has released two different music videos from tracks off of “Old Pain” thus far, so do yourself a favor and check out the videos for “Wonderful Multiple Episodes” and “Duncan”

Stream “Old Pain” via the Creator-Destructor Bandcamp!
Purchase the “Old Pain” 10″ EP (Digital Download Included) in our Online Store!

RINGWORM / EARLY GRAVES Split 7″ Announced!

Posted by admin on Feb.17, 2016

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We are incredibly thrilled to announce that Creator-Destructor Records will be releasing a brand new split 7″ from RINGWORM and EARLY GRAVES! The release will feature one new original from each band, and both bands even chose one cover to decimate!

RINGWORM covers MOTORHEAD’s “Iron Fist”, while EARLY GRAVES covers CELTIC FROST’s “Into the Crypts of Rays”. Trust us when we say that each cover completely destroys, but to hear those tracks you’ll have to PREORDER the 7″ for yourself!

Check out both original tracks at our BANDCAMP page, streaming now! There will only be one pressing of this release, limited to 500pcs on black vinyl, digital download included, so get yours today!

Listen to “Revenge” by EARLY GRAVES here!
Listen to “Innocent Blood” by RINGWORM here!

WESTERN SETTINGS “Wonderful Multiple Episodes”

Posted by admin on Feb.16, 2016

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San Diego’s WESTERN SETTINGS has unleashed the first video from their upcoming 10″ EP and Creator-Destructor debut, “Old Pain”. The band decided to start with a video for the first track off the EP, entitled ‘Wonderful Multiple Episodes’ – Check that out by clicking here.

As previously announced, the preorder for WESTERN SETTINGS’ upcoming EP and Creator-Destructor debut, “Old Pain” has been launched! The first pressing of the record will be 500pcs, pressed on black vinyl, with a digital download included! We are all super excited about this release, as it is one of the most refreshing and honest releases that we’ve come across in a while. We love it, and we hope you all do too! Aside from the 10″ Black Vinyl, we are offering a preorder combo with an ‘Old Pain’ T-Shirt as well, for just $25 total!

Featuring six tracks of heart-wrenchingly honest, beer-soaked, San Diego punk, this EP takes you down, back up, and back down again in a way that is both unsettling, and extremely captivating. Produced by Chicken of DEAD TO ME, ‘Old Pain’ succeeds in delivering the hooks and catchiness of WESTERN SETTINGS’ punk-rock peers, while elevating the band’s sound to a whole new level.

ANCHORS “Stay Fast” 7″ Announced / Preorder Launched!

Posted by admin on Feb.10, 2016

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We have launched the official preorder for a brand new 7″, entitled ‘Stay Fast’! For only $5 you get one new song (the title track) on the A-Side, and a previously unreleased track from the ‘Bad Juju’ Days entitled ‘Dial Tone’ on the B-Side! The band states, “Stay Fast is part of the sound to expect from the next Anchors record, and Side B is one of the first songs Anchors ever wrote.” Check out the preorder by clicking here, and give ‘Stay Fast’ a listen in our online player to the left!

This pressing is limited to 500pcs, so get yours while the going is good! It is likely that this won’t get repressed, so don’t miss out on these two awesome songs, by one of the best punk bands out there right now. This should tide y’all over until the band’s next record! More ANCHORS news to follow…but for now, give ‘Stay Fast’ a listen at our Bandcamp!

Pressing Info: 500pcs, Black Vinyl, Digital Download Included

WESTERN SETTINGS ‘Old Pain’ 10″ Preorder Launched!

Posted by admin on Feb.09, 2016

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We are super excited to officially launch the preorder for WESTERN SETTINGS’ upcoming EP and Creator-Destructor debut, “Old Pain”. The first pressing of the record will be 500pcs, pressed on black vinyl, with a digital download included! We are all super excited about this release, as it is one of the most refreshing and honest releases that we’ve come across in a while. We love it, and we hope you all do too! Aside from the 10″ Black Vinyl, we are offering a preorder combo with an ‘Old Pain’ T-Shirt as well, for just $25 total!

Featuring six tracks of heart-wrenchingly honest, beer-soaked, San Diego punk, this EP takes you down, back up, and back down again in a way that is both unsettling, and extremely captivating. Produced by Chicken of DEAD TO ME, ‘Old Pain’ succeeds in delivering the hooks and catchiness of WESTERN SETTINGS’ punk-rock peers, while elevating the band’s sound to a new level of amazing! Stay tuned for more WESTERN SETTINGS news and Tour-Dates in the coming weeks, and definitely check out the band’s own label, LA ESCALERA RECORDS (San Diego), who will be handling the CD version of this release. Spread the love, people!

WESTERN SETTINGS Join Creator-Destructor Records!

Posted by admin on Jan.26, 2016

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Creator-Destructor Records is extremely honored to announce that San Diego’s WESTERN SETTINGS has joined the family! Featuring six tracks of heart-wrenchingly honest, beer-soaked, San Diego punk, “Old Pain” takes you down, back up, and back down again in a way that is both unsettling, and extremely captivating. Produced by Chicken of DEAD TO ME, ‘Old Pain’ succeeds in delivering the hooks and catchiness of WESTERN SETTINGS’ punk-rock peers, while elevating the band’s sound to a new level of maturity, introspection, and well let’s face it..pain.

Listen to ‘The Phenomenon’ from “Old Pain” by clicking here! You don’t want to sleep on this one, folks. Stay tuned for more WESTERN SETTINGS news and Tour-Dates in the coming weeks! The band’s own label, LA ESCALERA RECORDS (San Diego) will be handling the CD version of this release, so definitely head on over to their website to check out their collective of awesome bands and people!

REVOLVER Magazine Streams GYGAX’s Debut LP, ‘Critical Hits’

Posted by admin on Jan.19, 2016

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GYGAX’s “Critical Hits” hits the streets this Friday, January 22nd! In celebration of the release, the entire album has been unleashed upon the masses through an exclusive stream at Revolver Magazine! Click here to give it a listen! If you like what you hear, head over to our online store to preorder your copy today! All preorders will be shipping out within the next week or two, get stoked!

With their band moniker residing as a tribute to the creator of Dungeons & Dragons, GYGAX delivers a straightforward but triumphant hybrid of classic rock and heavy metal, heavily steeped in the imagery of fantasy literature and role playing games. Picking up where GYPSYHAWK left off, the band’s sound is rooted in the musical stylings of metallic ‘70s rockers Thin Lizzy and Deep Purple, with equal parts metal and boogie-inducing groove. If you haven’t preordered your copy of the 180g. 12″ LP, do so now by heading to our online store. The 12″ release includes a digital download card, Multi-Colored Vinyl w/ Splatter and more, so don’t sleep on this first pressing!

Upcoming GYGAX Tour Dates:
1/22/2016 DOGT Gallery – Oakland, CA w/ Wilderness Dream
1/23/2016 Shae’s Tavern – Reno, NV w/ Wilderness Dream
1/29/2016 Bombays Bar – Ventura, CA w/ Rubberneck Lions

DECIBEL Magazine Premieres SPINEBREAKER’s “Ice Grave”

Posted by admin on Jan.08, 2016

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DECIBEL MAGAZINE has premiered the decimating new LP from San Jose, CA’s SPINEBREAKER! “Ice Grave” provides a soundtrack of raw, sonic death-metal annihilation in a world of human filth, greed, and corruption. The aptly titled slab of glacially crushing death encapsulates the vibrant energy of the members’ youth, unrelentingly expelled through a wall of monolithic distortion; an album prime for brand new fans of the death metal genre as well as veterans who have been around since its inception. Listen to “Ice Grave” via DECIBEL by clicking here.

Having slithered into the Bay Area underground over the past two years, SPINEBREAKER’s explosive blend of European death metal is fueled through a sound and tendency for intense live performances out of love for an array of d-beat, punk, hardcore. Through the twelve tracks that form the band’s Ice Grave debut, the band reminds the listener of the glory days of 1990s Scandinavian and American death metal in a way that is refreshing and punishing; not overly calculated, lightning-fast or technical, but reliably menacing and heavy. While the band varies in tempo, sometimes grooving into Heartwork-era down-tuned riffage, and other times blasting their way through an onslaught of tremolo and thrash, the songs never cease to impress in their ability to maintain brutally heavy, while diverse and violent in their own way. Preorder the 180g. Black LP Version of “Ice Grave” by clicking here!

SPINEBREAKER: Revolver Magazine Premiere!

Posted by admin on Dec.22, 2015

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Revolver Magazine has premiered the savage “Internal Bleeding” from San Jose-based SPINEBREAKER’s impending “Ice Grave” debut LP, which is set for release on 1/15/16! Suffer from “Internal Bleeding” courtesy of SPINEBREAKER at Revolver RIGHT HERE. If you like what you hear, preorder the LP in our store!

To put it simply, SPINEBREAKER unloads pure audio destruction — not overly calculated, lightning-fast or technical, but reliably menacing and heavy. The twelve tracks that comprise “Ice Grave” remind the listener of the glory days of 90’s Scandinavian and American Death Metal Scenes in a way that is refreshing and punishing. While the band varies in tempo, sometimes grooving into Heartwork-era down-tuned riffage, and other times blasting their way through an onslaught of tremolo and thrash, the songs never cease to impress in their ability to maintain brutally heavy, while diverse and violent in their own way.

SPINEBREAKER’s Ice Grave debut provides a soundtrack of raw, sonic death-metal annihilation in a world of human filth, greed, and corruption. Having slithered into the Bay Area hardcore and metal community over the past two years, the band’s explosive blend of European death metal is fueled through a sound and tendency for intense live performances out of love for an array of d-beat, punk, hardcore.