Burning Desire to Draw Last Breath
Terminal Bloom
Through All Unknown
2nd Edition
Feed the Birds
Paralysis Rise

GYGAX “Critical Hits” Digipak CD + LP Repress!

Posted by admin on Nov.18, 2018

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We are thrilled to finally offer GYGAX’s acclaimed debut release from 2015 on CD for the first time ever! After many requests, we have launched preorders for “Critical Hits” Digipak CDs, as well as the 3rd pressing of the LP! All orders are set to ship on Monday 11/26 – Don’t miss out on a chance to grab one of these beauties! The third pressing of the vinyl release is limited to 250pcs, includes a digital download card, and features Silver/Purple Swirl colored wax!

PREORDER Gygax’s “Critical Hits” Digipak CD and/or the LP Repress HERE!

GYGAX recently wrapped up their first ever run of the Eastern US/Canada wit labelmates LIGHT THIS CITY. The band continues to support their highly praised second release, “2nd Edition”, which came out in March of this year. If you haven’t given that a listen, do so now here!

LIGHT THIS CITY Announce Eastern US/Canada Tour w/ Gygax!

Posted by admin on Aug.29, 2018

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Bay Area melodic death metal outfit LIGHT THIS CITY has confirmed a run of East Coast North American tour dates for November – Tickets will be on sale Friday morning at 10am Eastern Time!

These shows will be LIGHT THIS CITY’s first performances outside of the West Coast since the band’s rebirth, as they continue to support their acclaimed “Terminal Bloom” LP. Running from November 6th through November 11th, LIGHT THIS CITY will trample through Cleveland, Toronto, Montreal, Brooklyn, Worcester, and Philadelphia, with support from Creator-Destructor labelmates GYGAX for the entire run.

LIGHT THIS CITY Eastern US/Canada Tour w/ Gygax:
11/06/2018 The Foundry – Cleveland, OH
11/07/2018 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
11/08/2018 Katakombs – Montreal, QC
11/09/2018 Gold Sounds Bar – Brooklyn, NY
11/10/2018 Ralph’s Diner – Worcester, MA
11/11/2018 The Fire – Philadelphia, PA

Creator-Destructor to Release GULCH 7″

Posted by admin on Jul.23, 2018

CD049_COVER copyWe are fucking thrilled to announce that we will be releasing the brand new 7″, “Burning Desire to Draw Last Breath” by San Jose’s GULCH on August 31st! The release contains 6 tracks of absolutely destructive, mind-fucking death metal-inspired hardcore that will have your jaw shattered on the floor after one listen. The pressing will be limited to 250pcs, and preorders have been launched in our online store! Order yours by clicking here!

GULCH features members of SPINEBREAKER, and the world-crushing 5 piece arecurrently playing all around California in support of their upcoming 7″ release. “Burning Desire to Draw Last Breath” was tracked at Panda Studios by Charles Toshio Carver in January of 2018, mixed by Charles Toshio Carver, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege – Artwork was handled by Boone Naka, all combining for an amazing new release that we couldn’t be more proud to be a part of.

For now, you can stream/purchase the EP on our Bandcamp! Do that here. More news soon!

LIGHT THIS CITY / GYGAX West Coast Tour – Next Week!

Posted by admin on Jun.17, 2018

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The LIGHT THIS CITY “Terminal Bloom” West Coast Tour, featuring support from the almighty GYGAX, begins next Friday in San Diego, CA! The dates and ticket links are below, don’t miss this opportunity to see two amazing Creator-Destructor bands in one night! The righteous dudes in PISSED REGARDLESS will be playing the three So-Cal shows, so make sure to pick up their “Feed the Birds” 7″ at the merch table! That is, after you pick up GYGAX’s “2nd Edition” and LTC’s “Terminal Bloom” LPs! These will be shows to remember, so spread the word and we’ll see you out on the road!

LIGHT THIS CITY / GYGAX West Coast Tour

6/22 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick – Buy Tickets!
6/23 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction – Buy Tickets!
6/24 LA, CA@ Viper Room – Buy Tickets!
6/28 SF @ Bottom Of The Hill – Buy Tickets!
6/29 Seattle, WA @ Highline – Buy Tickets!
6/30 Portland, OR @ Paris Theatre- Buy Tickets!
7/1 Sacramento, CA @ The Blue Lamp- Buy Tickets!

LIGHT THIS CITY Release New Music Video!

Posted by admin on May.15, 2018

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Reactivated Bay Area melodic death metal quintet LIGHT THIS CITY has released an official video for “Agents Of Fate,” the new single from the band’s first LP in over a decade, Terminal Bloom, approaching release next Friday!Directed and edited by Shane Henry, the new audiovisual clip captures the band crushing one of the album’s heaviest tracks in an intense, high-action, low-light setting.

See LIGHT THIS CITY’s “Agents Of Fate” video now at THIS LOCATION! 
 
“We’re thrilled to premiere the official video for “Agents of Fate”, and we hope you all enjoy it!  The band agreed that this song had a great combination of elements of the Light This City sound – thrash all the way through with some melody, blast beats, and a big ol’ chorus that hopefully gets you headbangin’ and in trouble at work!   We wanted to capture the dynamics of the song in as simple and intense a way as possible, thanks for watching!”  
 

LIGHT THIS CITY Premieres Title Track via Decibel Magazine!

Posted by admin on Apr.24, 2018

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Bay Area melodic death metal outfit LIGHT THIS CITY have released the title track to the band’s upcoming fifth LP, and first in a decade, “Terminal Bloom”, through a premiere at Decibel Magazine. The band has also announced a run of West Coast tour dates supporting the LP’s release (check the ‘tour’ page!). Listen to the new song HERE!

LIGHT THIS CITY returns with ten tracks that capture the band’s tendency towards extreme melody and intensity, honoring the Swedish sound of the ‘90s. Having spent the past decade performing and touring in numerous other bands, the five members of LIGHT THIS CITY have only honed and shaped their skills and musicianship since their 2008-released Stormchaser. Terminal Bloom was recorded from December 2017 through February 2018 with Zack Ohren at Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland, California, as with their previous four albums, and is wrapped in the vibrant cover artwork of Tony Midi.

Offers LIGHT THIS CITY’s Ben Murray, “We’re super excited to share the title track from the upcoming record with you all! ‘Terminal Bloom’ is one of the heavier songs on the album, with basically zero melody — just pure thrash! We wanted to release a total banger for the second single to show our fans the diversity of heaviness within the record, and I think this one represents the influences we drive from classic Bay Area thrash and death metal. The song is definitely a ripper, and an unrelenting example of the pace of the album. We hope you enjoy it! Turn it up loud.”

LIGHT THIS CITY Premiere “A Grotesque Reflection”

Posted by admin on Mar.29, 2018

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The day has finally arrived! Reactivated Bay Area melodic death metal outfit LIGHT THIS CITY has unleashed the first single from their fifth LP, and first in a decade, “Terminal Bloom”. As the album nears release through Creator-Destructor Records in May, “A Grotesque Reflection” has been made available alongside preorders for the record.

Stream LIGHT THIS CITY’s “A Grotesque Reflection” at YouTube HERE or at Bandcamp HERE!

PREORDER The LP / Digipak CD / T-Shirt Combo Packs for “Terminal Bloom” HERE!

LIGHT THIS CITY returns with ten blazing tracks that capture the band’s tendency towards extreme melody and intensity, honoring the Swedish sound of the ‘90s. Having spent the past decade performing and touring in numerous other bands, the five members of LIGHT THIS CITY have only honed and shaped their skills and musicianship since their 2008-released Stormchaser. Terminal Bloom was recorded from December 2017 through February 2018 with Zack Ohren (Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation, Fallujah) at Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland, California, as with their previous four albums, and is wrapped in the vibrant cover artwork of Tony Midi.

REALMS OF VISION “Through All Unknown” Now Streaming!

Posted by admin on Mar.27, 2018

CD046_COVER copy 2Southern California’s REALMS OF VISION – founded by members of Animosity, Entheos, Set Your Goals, and more – present their second LP, “Through All Unknown”. The album is now streaming in its entirety at PureGrainAudio at THIS LOCATION.

Delivering a groove-drenched style of psychedelic metal through nine sprawling tracks, REALMS OF VISION’sThrough All Unknown 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 modern slam/death metal tendencies. The album was recorded by Donald Scully, mixed by Scott Goodrich, and mastered by Paul Miner.

PureGrainAudio offers in part, “Their mixture of doom, stoner and psychedelic rock/metal sees the band producing music that runs the gamut from sludge/stoner to classic metal to ’90s grunge a la Alice In Chains.”

Preorder the LP/CD/Digital HERE.

LIGHT THIS CITY Announce New Album “Terminal Bloom”

Posted by admin on Mar.15, 2018

TERMINAL_1000Bay Area melodic death metal act LIGHT THIS CITY has released details on their impending fifth LP, and first in a decade, “Terminal Bloom”, set for release in May through Creator-Destructor Records.

LIGHT THIS CITY has returned with ten blazing tracks that capture the band’s tendency towards extreme melody and intensity, honoring the Swedish sound of the ‘90s. Having spent the past decade performing and touring in numerous other bands, the five members of LIGHT THIS CITY have only honed and shaped their skills and musicianship since their 2008-released “Stormchaser”.

Terminal Bloom was recorded from December 2017 through February 2018 with Zack Ohren, who handled the band’s previous four full length albums, at Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland, California, and features vibrant cover artwork by Tony Midi.

See the Terminal Bloom teaser HERE.

Check out the “Terminal Bloom” Tracklisting here! The album will be released in LP/CD, and Digital Formats on May 25th, 2018. Preorders + A New Song will be announced within a week or two, stay tuned!

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!