Through All Unknown
2nd Edition
Feed the Birds
Paralysis Rise
Dualistic Nihilist
Vultures

DECIBEL Premieres New GYGAX Single, “Pure Hearts”

Posted by admin on Feb.22, 2018

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Decibel Magazine is now streaming the Thin Lizzy-drenched “Pure Hearts,” the latest single from Ventura, California fantasy metal warriors, GYGAX, and their impending “2nd Edition” LP. Listen to the track by clicking HERE!

GYGAX picks up where their 2016-released Critical Hits debut left off. The eight tracks that comprise Second Edition showcase GYGAX’s unrivaled and potent tendency to create absolutely anthemic rock ‘n’ roll hits, chock-full of hip shakin’ grooves and twin guitar explosions that would make Thin Lizzy shed a tear of pride.

Offers frontman Eric Harris, “’Pure Hearts’ is a tale of two lovers and their story of dedicated passion. In a world of bleak despair and dying values, the song is an exultant homage to the better side of life: love, hope and compassion. It’s dedicated to the best game master I know, Henry Glasheen, and his loving and talented wife, Eleora.”

Also sream the previously-issued “The Lascivious Underdark” at Nerdist RIGHT HERE.

“2nd Edition” will see release on Digipak CD, LP, and digital formats on March 16th- If you haven’t preordered your copy, do so now in our online store!

Metal Injection Premieres REALMS OF VISION “Deception Mask”

Posted by admin on Feb.13, 2018

DECEPTIONMASK_SOCIALNEWWe are so excited to announce the premiere of “Deception Mask”, the first single from the upcoming REALMS OF VISION full-length LP release, “Through All Unknown”. Listen to the track by heading over to Metal Injection!

Realms of Vision is the brainchild of former Entheos and Animosity guitarist Frank Costa. But the (ahem) vision for this band is completely different than his previous acts. Realms of Vision take inspiration from bands like Alice in Chains and High on Fire. Frank sings and plays guitar in the group along with Corey Largent on guitars and vocals, Mike Ambrose (Set Your Goals) on drums, and Brandon McCubbin on bass.

Realms of Vision is set to release Through All Unknown on March 30th, 2018. “Through All Unknown is an album about trudging down the path of reality” explains Costa. “It explores life and death, the natural world, the dark powers that control our lives, and trying to connect with a spirit greater than ourselves. The music has expanded melodically and thematically from the Unrevenged EP, while keeping the influences heard on that release very much alive. Through All Unknown is the first major step in our identity as a band, and we can’t wait to keep exploring.”

PREORDERS for the release have been launched as well in our online store, do it to it!

NERDIST Premieres GYGAX Single + Preorders Launched!

Posted by admin on Feb.01, 2018

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Ventura, California fantasy metal/rock outfit GYGAX has issued “The Lascivious Underdark” — the lead single from their impending second album, Second Edition – through an exclusive premiere at popular media portal, Nerdist. Listen to the track here! Preorders have also been launched in our online store!

GYGAX picks up where their 2016-released Critical Hits debut left off. The eight tracks that comprise Second Edition showcase GYGAX’s unrivaled and potent tendency to create absolutely anthemic rock ‘n’ roll hits, chock-full of hip shakin’ grooves and twin guitar explosions that would make Thin Lizzy shed a tear of pride. Second Edition was recorded in November of 2017 with Scott Goodrich at Nu-Tone Studios in Pittsburgh, California, and features the always incredible artwork of Fares Maese.

Nerdist offers with their premiere of the song, “The track we’ve got for you is called ‘The Lascivious Underdark.’ It has a boozy swagger to it, a really late ’60s groove that runs throughout. There are also plenty of rippin’ solos and tasty licks to sink your teeth into. It worms its way into your head like a Mind Flayer bending you to its dark will.”

REALMS OF VISION Announce “Through All Unknown” LP!

Posted by admin on Jan.29, 2018

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We are extremely excited to announce the upcoming release of “Through All Unknown”, the massively crushing full-length from the Bay Area’s Realms Of Vision!

Featuring Frank Costa (Animosity, Entheos) and Corey Largent on guitars and vocals, Mike Ambrose (Set Your Goals) on drums, and Brandon McCubbin on bass, the California hard-hitters are road-worn experts in their craft, and the eight tracks that comprise “Through All Unknown” prove that resoundingly.

The band’s upcoming 12″ LP reveals a combination of influences such as Alice in Chains, High On Fire, Type O’ Negative and Black Sabbath; an amalgamation of darkness, melody, and esoteric intensity, potently paired with the modern flare of Costa’s slam/death metal tendencies on guitar from his years in San Francisco’s furiously technical hometown heroes, Animosity.

Realms Of Vision will release “Through All Unknown” on CD, LP, and digital platforms on March 30th, 2018. Preorders and a new song will be launched next week – Stay tuned! Check out the tracklisting and more info by clicking here!

GYGAX Announce Sophomore LP, “2nd Edition” + Tour Dates!

Posted by admin on Jan.25, 2018

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The day has arrived! Gygax have announced their highly anticipated sophomore LP release, “2nd Edition”, out March 16th! The album will be unleashed while the band is storming the West Coast on tour in support of its release. Check out all the dates by clicking here!

Following up where the band’s 2016-released “Critical Hits” debut left off, the eight tracks that comprise “Second Edition” showcase GYGAX’s unrivaled and potent tendency to create absolutely anthemic rock n’ roll hits, chock-ifull of hip’ shakin’ grooves and twin guitar explosions that would make Thin Lizzy shed a tear of pride. “2nd Edition” was recorded in November of 2017 with Scott Goodrich at Nu-Tone Studios in Pittsburgh, California, and features the always incredible artwork of Fares Maese!

GYGAX bassist/vocalist Eric Harris explains, “It is with happy hearts that we bring you our second collection of songs for your eager ears. Recording at Nu-Tone Studios was an experience of highest honor and we humbly thank Scotch The Scribe for his tireless efforts and mastered skills. We hope that you enjoy it as much as we do. And as always, we are ever in debt to the kind and gracious lords of Creator-Destructor Records. Your unending support is ever appreciated, adventurers. We will soon see you.” A new song + preorders will be launched next week, stay tuned!

NO CLEAN SINGING Premieres PISSED REGARDLESS Single!

Posted by admin on Jan.23, 2018

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The fine folks over at No Clean Singing have just premiered the 3rd single, “Trust No Pulse” from PISSED REGARDLESS upcoming 7″ release, “Feed the Birds” (out February 9th, 2018!) – NCS had this to say:

“The very name Pissed Regardless tells you some of what you need to know about this San Diego band, but there’s also more going on in their music than head-battering expressions of rampant rage and disgust, as you’ll find out when you let “Trust No Pulse” run roughshod through your cranium. Pissed Regardless discharge blasts of high-speed hardcore that include influences from thrash and grind as well as punk. “Trust No Pulse” is definitely propelled by a romping punk energy, and the rapid-fire lead vocals exude a rabid, coming-for-your jugular vehemence. It gets the blood rushing, but it’s the little nuances in the song that give it flair as well as fury — the bubbling bass notes that sync up with the bursts of drum hammering (and rise to the surface in other places); the flickering freakishness of the lead guitar; the gang shouts that make you want to shout right along with them; and an almost soaring quality to the melody as the song hits its peak.”

Don’t miss out on this track! Go stream it now by heading over to No Clean Singing!

Creator-Destructor Showcase – January 13th in Oakland, CA!

Posted by admin on Nov.22, 2017

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We are incredibly excited to announce our 2018 Bay Area Showcase featuring Light This City, Spinebreaker, Wilderness Dream, Viral, Glacier Eater, Realms OfVision and even an At Our Heels reunion! Please join us on January 13th at ELI’S MILE HIGH CLUB in Oakland, CA for an amazing night of heavy metal! All seven bands will surely destroy, and it only costs $12! You can purchase tickets right here! You can also RSVP to the Facebook Event page by clicking here.

LIGHT THIS CITY recently announced their reformation as a band after 10 years, as well as plans for an upcoming full-length LP, coming March of 2018! The Creator-Destructor Records Showcase marks the band’s first official show “back” as a band, and word on the street is they’ll even be premiering a new song or two! SPINEBREAKER continues to support their 2016 debut full-length release, “Ice Grave”, and WILDERNESS DREAM is hot on the heels of their latest EP release, “Paralysis Rise”. VIRAL is hard at work on their first official LP release and Creator-Destructor debut, which will be sure to please all you death-metal-heads out there. GLACIER EATER is also in the lab working on their sophomore concept LP and Creator-Destructor debut, which will see a summer 2018 release, and REALMS OF VISION just completed their debut full-length! If that wasn’t enough, AT OUR HEELS will be making a one-time reunion to rip some faces off for 15-20 minutes, starting the show off proper! See you all there!

PISSED REGARDLESS Joins Creator-Destructor Records!

Posted by admin on Nov.09, 2017

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We are incredibly stoked to announce that San Diego’s thrash metal/crossover masters in PISSED REGARDLESS have joined the Creator-Destructor family! We’ll be releasing the band’s ripping upcoming 7″ entitled “Feed the Birds” on February 16th, 2018! The release contains 5 brand new tracks of punk/grind/hardcore/thrash-hybrid goodness, sure to please fans of the 90’s Earache Death Metal/Grind persuasion and 80’s punk/hardcore alike! Listen to the track “Empty” on our bandcamp page by clicking here!

PISSED REGARDLESS started in 2013 in North County, San Diego with the intent of writing vicious crossover punk/hardcore thrash metal. The band has released 2 full-length albums previous to their upcoming Creator-Destructor debut – 2013’s Self-Titled release and 2015’s “Force Fed Gods”. The band has a special talent at composing ripping fast, to-the-point hardcore that wears it’s punk and grind influences on it’s sleeve. The end result is a contagious burst of heaviness that’ll have most headbangers rejoicing in no time.

Preorders for “Feed the Birds” will be launched on December 10th, so stay tuned for some rad preorder package options! Until then, give the band a follow on their social media links – PISSED REGARDLESS on Facebook / Instagram

LIGHT THIS CITY To Release First New Album in a Decade!

Posted by admin on Sep.27, 2017

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We are so excited to announced that LIGHT THIS CITY have reunited to record their first new LP in a decade! The band began in 2002 when best friends, vocalist Laura Nichol and drummer Ben Murray decided to start a melodic death metal project in the vein of At the Gates, Carcass, and In Flames. After the sparks were lit, the two soon wrote their debut 2003 full-length, The Hero Cycle, which quickly landed them a deal with Prosthetic Records, who would go on to release the band’s following three albums- 2005’s “Remains of the Gods”, 2006’s “Facing the Thousand”, and the band’s 2008’s swansong, “Stormchaser”…

In 2010, LIGHT THIS CITY played five final shows, the short tour titled “The Final Thrash Attack”, in which the band could celebrate the songs of “Stormchaser” and give the fans a bit of closure that they never received with the band’s sudden disappearance. In September of 2015, Darkest Hour requested that LIGHT THIS CITY play the San Francisco date of their 20th anniversary tour. The band quickly reunited within a few months to rehearse one final set that would celebrate the band’s four-album career. The show was absolutely one for the books, sparking the flame which lead the band to reunite.

LIGHT THIS CITY will enter Castle Ultimate Studios with Zack Ohren to record their fifth full-length LP in December. Murray’s own Creator-Destructor Records will be releasing the album in March of 2018; stand by for further updates to be released in the coming months. We have also launched a new line of LIGHT THIS CITY Merchandise, starting with two new t-shirts in our online store!

HEARTSOUNDS Announce 2017 Australian Tour!

Posted by admin on Aug.23, 2017

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Australia! Catch HEARTSOUNDS in late October w/ Nerdlinger! This will be the band’s second trip to Australia, the first being in 2014 as part of the ‘Hits N’ Pits’ – We have to give a huge thanks to Blood Sweat & Beers for bringing the band back down under! The dates are as follows:

10/26 – Brisbane @ Crowbar – Purchase Tickets Here
10/27 – Newcastle @ Hamilton Station Hotel – Purchase Tickets Here
10/28 – Sydney @ Fusebox – Purchase Tickets Here
10/29 – Canberra @ The Phoenix – Purchase Tickets Here
10/30 – Melbourne @ Bendigo Hotel – Purchase Tickets Here

HEARTSOUNDS recently announced an East Coast tour alongside Propagandhi & Iron Chic in mid October, as well a Japanese tour that will directly follow the band’s Australian dates. The next Bay Area Heartsounds show will be the last weekend of September as part of This Is My Fest in Oakland, CA. Stay tuned for more news!

Purchase “Dualistic Nihilist” on LP/CD by clicking here!
Stream / Download “Dualistic Nihilist” Digitally here!

HEARTSOUNDS Announce “Dualistic Nihilist” Japan Tour!

Posted by admin on Aug.15, 2017

hs poster1Attention, Japan! Heartsounds will be returning for the first time since the “Drifter” tour in 2012 – Don’t miss out on the “Dualistic Nihilist” Japan Tour, 2017! Thanks to RNR TOURS – Japan Tour Booking Team for helping bring the band back! The dates are as follows:

11/1 – Hatsudai @ Wall
11/2 – Shinjuku Merry @ Go Round
11/3 – Shinsaibashi @ Shinkagura
11/4 – Kofu @ Conviction
11/5 – Kouenji @ Club Liner

The band’s latest (and 4th LP) release, “Dualistic Nihilist”, is not your traditional full-length record, but instead a singular 20 minute long epic – an endeavor more unique and exploratory of uncharted musical territory, combined with the lyrical recreation of a true story revolving around severe mental illness and turmoil. Sonically, HEARTSOUNDS remains true to their roots of ripping fast, melodic punk rock, categorized more specifically by dynamic vocal harmonies, heavy-metal inspired metallic riffs, and tight-knit musicianship. The band’s new effort is a 20 minute journey that does not repeat itself nor overstay it’s welcome, but instead showcases a refreshing slice of razor-sharp melodic punk rock free of the confines of a traditional album structure.

Purchase “Dualistic Nihilist” on LP/CD/Digital by clicking here!

Propagandhi / Iron Chic / Heartsounds – East Coast Tour!

Posted by admin on Jul.25, 2017

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We are incredibly excited to announce that HEARTSOUNDS has been confirmed as the opener on PROPAGANDHI’s upcoming East Coast Tour from 10/27-10/21, alongside the almighty IRON CHIC as well! PROPAGANDHI will be supporting their upcoming full-length, “Victory Lap”, out on Epitaph Records on 9/29/17! The 4 shows in DC, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Cambridge will mark HEARTSOUNDS’ first appearance on the East Coast since the release of their 4th LP, “Dualistic Nihilist” last month.

“Dualistic Nihilist” is not your traditional full-length record, but instead a singular 20 minute long epic – an endeavor more unique and exploratory of uncharted musical territory, combined with the lyrical recreation of a true story revolving around severe mental illness and turmoil. Sonically, HEARTSOUNDS remains true to their roots of ripping fast, melodic punk rock, categorized more specifically by dynamic vocal harmonies, heavy-metal inspired metallic riffs, and tight-knit musicianship. “Dualistic Nihilist” is certainly a risk, but one that has resulted in the most emotionally and musically expansive record that the band has ever created – a 20 minute journey that does not repeat itself nor overstay it’s welcome, but instead showcases a refreshing slice of razor-sharp melodic punk rock free of the confines of a traditional album structure.

Metalinjection.net Premieres WILDERNESS DREAM’s “No Light”

Posted by admin on Jul.07, 2017

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From Metalinjection.net: “Do you like crossover thrash with a little extra dose of heavy? Do your favorite albums of the year so far include the most recent releases from bands like Code Orange and Power Trip? Well then, boy oh boy, do we have a band for you: Wilderness Dream. This San Francisco wrecking crew carries on the grand tradition of Bay Area thrash, but their love of the two best cores, hard and grind, shines through in everything they do. The result is a lethally toxic sound that we just know you cats are gonna love.” Listen to “No Light” at Metal Injection right here!

Ben Murray, guitarist/vocalist for Wilderness Dreams and owner of the band’s label, Creator-Destructor Records, has this to say about the song:
“The Awakening is the third track on ‘Paralysis Rise’, and certainly one of the heaviest songs we’ve written, filled to the brim with our latest concoction of thrash metal and overwhelming misanthropy. The ending will hopefully make you want to destroy the human race…. At least that’s the goal!”

You can preorder WILDERNESS DREAM’s upcoming “Paralysis Rise” EP (out July 14th) by heading to our online store!

WILDERNESS DREAM’s “The Awakening” via Metalsucks.net!

Posted by admin on Jun.20, 2017

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“The Awakening” is the latest volatile single from Bay Area hardcore/thrash metal warriors WILDERNESS DREAM. The track, which hails from the band’s impending Paralysis Rise EP, has been hurled into the public domain through an exclusive premiere at MetalSucks. Listen to the track here!

Since their initial self-titled 2015 EP, WILDERNESS DREAM’s sound and identity has naturally evolved into a more blackened and ominous thrash-metal assault. Recorded in February through April of 2017 with Scott Goodrich at Nu-Tone Studios in Pittsburgh, California, Paralysis Rise pays homage to the death metal pioneers and legends of the ’90s while injecting the band’s own special vicious brand of intensity, creating a truly unique second release from one of the West Coast’s most exciting up-and-coming heavy bands.

MetalSucks reports, “Do you like crossover thrash with a little extra dose of heavy? Do your favorite albums of the year so far include the most recent releases from bands like Code Orange and Power Trip? Well then, boy oh boy, do we have a band for you: WILDERNESS DREAM. This San Francisco wrecking crew carries on the grand tradition of Bay Area thrash, but their love of the two best cores, hard and grind, shines through in everything they do. The result is a lethally toxic sound that we just know you cats are gonna love.”

HEARTSOUNDS “Dualistic Nihilist” Out Now!

Posted by admin on Jun.02, 2017

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The highly anticipated 4th album from the Bay Area’s HEARTSOUNDS has arrived! “Dualistic Nihilist” is not your traditional full-length record, but instead a singular 20 minute long epic – an endeavor more unique and exploratory of uncharted musical territory, combined with the lyrical recreation of a true story revolving around severe mental illness and turmoil. Sonically, HEARTSOUNDS remains true to their roots of ripping fast, melodic punk rock, categorized more specifically by dynamic vocal harmonies, heavy-metal inspired metallic riffs, and tight-knit musicianship.

While honoring their past, the band succeeds with venturing into new regions of melody and expression that will surely surprise and please long-time fans of the band. “Dualistic Nihilist” is certainly a risk, but one that has resulted in the most emotionally and musically expansive record that the band has ever created – a 20 minute journey that does not repeat itself nor overstay it’s welcome, but instead showcases a refreshing slice of razor-sharp melodic punk rock free of the confines of a traditional album structure.

Listen to “Dualistic Nihilist” + Purchase Digitally here!
Preorder the 12″ LP/CD/T-Shirts here!