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SPINEBREAKER Announces 2019 Promo Cassette Tape

Posted by admin on Jun.15, 2019

San Jose, CA’s death metal destroyers in Spinebreaker have reemerged from their Ice Grave, unleashing a devastating new promo cassette tape for 2019! This beast features one original new song entitled “The Cost of Innocent Life” and an Agnostic Front cover of “Power”, and will be made on ‘Blood Red’ transparent tapes.

The two new tracks were recorded by Cole Kakimoto and Julien Perez, and mixed/mastered by Charles Toshio in San Jose, CA. Artwork for the release was handled by Isaiah Castillo

Stream the tracks / preorder the digital release via Bandcamp by clicking HERE!

Preorder the Cassette / “Cost of Innocent” Life T-Shirt in our STORE!

Spinebreaker previously released their debut full-length, “Ice Grave” via Creator-Destructor in January of 2016 in LP/Digital formats.

DECIBEL Premieres Cold Curse “Burning” / Preorders Launched!

Posted by admin on Jun.05, 2019

Decibel Magazine have premiered the next COLD CURSE single from their upcoming “Violent Measure” 7″ release – You can streaming “Burning” HERE!

COLD CURSE‘s Violent Measure was recorded by Erol Ulug at Bright Lights Basement in Santa Ana, California, and completed with artwork by Manuscript Of Death. With four pummeling tracks, Violent Measure is a ripping introduction to this volatile act, and a must-hear for fans of Entombed, Dismember, Nails, Black Breath, and All Pigs Must Die. 

Guitarist/vocalist Cole Berber offers of the “Burning” single, “It’s about tyranny, power, and the results of bad choices and actions that can’t be undone. Damage so cruel that its legacy is permanent and always in the back of the mind of the future.” 

“Set your Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal pedals to 11, and tune into Creator-Destructor Records’ latest singing COLD CURSE,” offers Decibel with their premiere of the “Burning” single. “If you dig on early ’90s-styled Swedeath run through a Trap Them filter, you’d need to jam this.”

Preorders the 7″ HERE!

LIGHT THIS CITY Announce Texas/AZ Tour with CREPUSCLE

Posted by admin on Jun.03, 2019

The Bay Area’s melodic death metal quintet in LIGHT THIS CITY have announced a short run of shows in Arizona and Texas, alongside fellow Bay Area symphonic melodic death thrashers, Crepuscle! This tour marks Light This City’s first time back to these states since their disbanding in 2008.

The band continues to support their 2018 reunion album “Terminal Bloom” , having recently completed tours in Japan and Mexico. Furthermore, Light This City have announced a European tour in September, which will be the band’s first conquest of Europe. Stay tuned for more info and details!

LIGHT THIS CITY have also added some new merchandise to our online store, including new embroidered patches, zip-up hoodies, and a few new T-Shirt designs. One of the new designs is called the “Discography” shirt, which features every song title the band has ever released, in the color scheme of it’s corresponding album. The band’s entire discography is listed, making up the shape of the words “LIGHT THIS CITY” – It is madness, and we’re selling them for $25 – check them out and grab one for yourself HERE!

Purchase Light This City’s “Terminal Bloom” LP/CD HERE

Stream / purchase “Terminal Bloom” digitally on BANDCAMP

Stream / purchase Crepuscle’s latest LP, “Draconian Winter” on BANDCAMP

GYGAX Premiere New Single / Preorders Launched!

Posted by admin on May.21, 2019

GYGAX have released the first single from their impending third LP, High Fantasy, set for release on June 21st! Listen to that by clicking HERE!

Preorders have also been launched for the new album, including 3 variants of colored vinyl, a digital CD, and some exclusive new merch items as well. Get your copy secured now by heading over to our online store!

Just over a year after the release of their acclaimed “2nd Edition” LP, GYGAX returns with their third, and most triumphant album to date, High Fantasy. The band’s fantastic storylines come blazing to life in the nine brand new tracks on the new LP, which surges with powerful riffs, killer harmonization, and unavoidable hooks from beginning to end. “High Fantasy” was recorded live in GYGAX’s hometown of Ventura, California, with former guitar player Armand Tambouris at the helm. As with their prior album, the High Fantasy artwork was completed by Fares Maese.

Listen to “Hide Mind,” the first single from GYGAX’s High Fantasy LP, via YouTube HERE and Bandcamp HERE.

COLD CURSE Joins Creator-Destructor Records / Announce 7″

Posted by admin on May.20, 2019

Creator-Destructor Records is proud to welcome California’s COLD CURSE to the label’s ever evolving and growing roster.  Hailing from both Northern and Southern California, COLD CURSE is a metallic hardcore/death metal crossover act that initially started along the coast of Central California. Blending elements of 90’s Death Metal, Thrash, and Hardcore, COLD CURSE have certainly already left their unique mark on the California HC Scene.

Since 2013, the band has released an EP entitled “Oblivion”, as well as an additional demo.  The band are no strangers to the road, having most recently toured with Los Angeles hardcore act MOMENTUM. The band has also shared the stage with the likes of Twitching Tongues, Code Orange, War Hungry, Gulch, Spinebreaker, Drain, Hands of God, Vamachara, Gatecreeper, Fuming Mouth and many more.  Their upcoming 7” EP, “Violent Measure” is slated for a July 26th release via Creator-Destructor.   You can listen to the track, “Clandestine” and preorder the digital release on Bandcamp HERE – 7″ vinyl preorder will launch next week!

GYGAX Announce New Album “High Fantasy”

Posted by admin on May.08, 2019

Ventura, California fantasy metal warriors GYGAX have completed their third LP, “High Fantasy”, now confirmed for a June 21st release date.

GYGAX has stormed through 2018 and 2019 playing live in support of their acclaimed second album, Second Edition. Drenched in influence from the likes of Dungeons & Dragons and Thin Lizzy, the album showcased the band’s top-notch musicianship through a fiery onslaught of infectious grooves and pristine hooks.

Just over a year after the release of “2nd Edition”, GYGAX returns with their third, and most triumphant album to date, “High Fantasy”.  The band’s fantastic storylines come blazing to life in the nine brand new tracks on the new LP. Surging with powerful riffs and unavoidable hooks, High Fantasy was recorded live in The Captain’s Quarters Studios in the band’s hometown of Ventura, California, with former guitar player Armand Tambouris at the helm.  As with their prior album, the “High Fantasy” artwork was completed by Fares Maese, who is also a renowned artist through his works in the gaming community, including Warhammer, Pathfinder, and more.

Check out the full tracklisting and info HERE!

The Creator-Destructor Podcast #32: Scotty Tankcrimes

Posted by admin on May.03, 2019

We’re back after a few months with another banger episode!  This time I sit down in the apartment with the fellow-Oakland homie Scotty Tankcrimes!  If you don’t know who Scotty is, he’s been plugging away putting out releases on his punk/metal label TANKCRIMES, including artists such as Necrot, Ghoul, Cannabis Corpse, Dystopia, and more – Scotty is like a sponge that has absorbed a shit-ton of music industry knowledge and wisdom, and it was a real treat to sit down and learn a bit from the master himself.   What I’ve always admired about Scotty is his willingness to always have an open discussion on his platforms about pros/cons of the ways in which bands and labels operate these days.  Like I said, it was a super interesting conversation, mostly because Scotty is a gem!   If you are interested in listening to two Oakland-based heavy metal label guys talk shop for a few hours, please join us!  

If you are new to the podcast, I’ve been talking to some super rad bands/artists/comedians for the past few years now, so head over to the podcast page below and scroll through the past episodes!

Listen to ‘The Creator-Destructor Podcast’ by clicking HERE

Pounder / Gygax Announce “Highly Uncivilized” West Coast Tour!

Posted by admin on Mar.26, 2019

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California Hard Rockers Gygax and traditional Metallers Pounder are joining forces for a run of West Coast Dates. Hells Headbangers recording artists Pounder will be supporting their new record Uncivilized, “We’re really psyched to get out in the trenches and play stuff from the record live – some of these songs are in dire need of being road-tested” asserted guitarist / vocalist Matt Harvey. Gygax will be supporting their 2nd Edition album, released via Creator/Destructor records. The shows promise to be high-volume, leather / denim friendly affairs not to be missed. Harvey assured us that “the gigs will be loud, sweaty, and neck-breaking – the way it should be!”

Catch Gygax and Pounder live:
May 9 – Star Theater, Portland, OR

May 10 – Highline, Seattle, WA

May 11 – The Haul, Grant’s Pass, OR

May 12 – Elbo Room, Oakland, CA

May 16 – Blue Lamp, Sacramento, CA

May 17 – Tower Bar, San Diego, CA

May 18 – Five Star Bar, Los Angeles, CA

May 19 – Club Red, Phoenix, AZ

Listen to Gygax’s “2nd Edition” on Bandcamp HERE
Purchase Gygax’s “2nd Edition” & “Critical Hits” on LP/CD HERE

HELLHORSE Joins The Creator-Destructor Records Roster!

Posted by admin on Mar.06, 2019

HELLHORSE_GUITAR Creator-Destructor Records intensely excited to announce that Boston’s HELLHORSE has joined the label’s diverse and ever-growing roster.

Featuring ex-members of VYGR and Black Elm, HELLHORSE is a blistering five-piece vehicle of monumental heaviness. The band draws influence from early 2000s metalcore stylings of Botch, Converge, and Cave In, while infusing a raw and vicious d-beat/Cursed-esque approach to their particular brand of sonic thunder.

HELLHORSE released their impressive and crushing debut album, Old Dystopia, in 2018, and will be announcing their Creator-Destructor Records debut in the coming months, set to see a late spring/summer release. Stay tuned for plenty of updates surrounding the oncoming storm of HELLHORSE. In the meantime, endure their Old Dystopia LP HERE.

New Merch Items Added to Store!

Posted by admin on Feb.06, 2019

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We’ve recently added all kinds of rad new merchandise to our online store – Light This City Snapback Hats (Limited Run of 15pcs Black w/ Camo Lid & 15 pcs Black w/ Black Lid), Light This City Zip-Up Hoodies, GULCH T-Shirts, and new GYGAX ‘Dice Throwers & Rock N’ Rollers’ T-Shirts! All amazing designs, so be the coolest kid in school and pick up some hot new heavy metal threads!

Click Here to visit the Creator-Destructor Online Store!

You can also purchase tickets to LIGHT THIS CITY’s upcoming Bay Area show at Eli’s Mile High Club in Oakland on Saturday, March 2nd! We highly encourage you to attend, as it’ll be a real headbanger of an evening, featuring support from Redwood City’s CREPUSCLE and SAPONIFICATION! When you purchase your ticket, your name will automatically be added to Will-Call list, so no need to bring anything except a valid ID!

Facebook Event Page for March 2nd: Light This City, Crepuscle, Saponification @ Eli’s Mile High Club

GYGAX Merchandise + Upcoming 3rd LP and Live Shows!

Posted by admin on Jan.15, 2019

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GYGAX are starting to make big ol’ amazing plans for their upcoming third LP, having booked studio time already! We couldn’t be more excited over here at Creator-Destructor, and eagerly await new tracks any day now. Expect that unbelievable release (with even more insane packaging) this summer!

In other GYGAX news, the band recently completed an East Coast tour with label mates in LIGHT THIS CITY, and have announced two shows this month in LA/San Diego with Bay Area stars, Glitter Wizard! For all of you seeking new GYGAX threads, we added the amazing ‘Dice Throwers & Rock N’ Rollers’ T-Shirt in our online store! Check that out right HERE.

LIGHT THIS CITY Announce Mexico Tour 2019!

Posted by admin on Jan.10, 2019

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Bay Area melodic death metal outfit LIGHT THIS CITY has confirmed a new set of tour dates in support of their acclaimed “Terminal Bloom” LP, released last year! The new venture sees the band headed to Mexico for the first time, with four shows booked throughout the country – From January 31st through February 3rd the band tear through Morelia, Guadalajara, San Luis Potosí, and Mexico City with their unique blend of thrash!

LIGHT THIS CITY Gira Por México 2019:
1/31/2019 Cactux Morelia – Morelia, MX
2/01/2019 Anexo Independencia – Guadalajara, MX
2/02/2019 Loud Open Stage – San Luis Potosí, MX
2/03/2019 Real Under – Mexico City, MX

“Terminal Bloom”, LIGHT THIS CITY’s first album in a decade, boasts ten tracks that capture their tendency towards extreme melody and intensity, honoring the Melodic Death Metal persuasion of the ‘90s. The band shows no signs of slowing down in 2019, with even more touring announcements to come!

LIGHT THIS CITY Guitar + Drum Playthrough Videos!

Posted by admin on Jan.06, 2019

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The Bay Area’s LIGHT THIS CITY have released Guitar and Drum playthrough videos for the songs “A Grotesque Reflection”, “Dormant Tide”, “Neverlanding”, and “Reality in Disarray”. Check all of those out by clicking here! While you’re at it, make sure to subscribe to our channel so you get automatic updates straight to your phone when we upload any new content!

LIGHT THIS CITY continue to support their 2018 comeback album, “Terminal Bloom”, which garnered acclaimed reviews across the board. The past year has seen the band embark on West Coast and East Tours of the United States, and the band has hinted at Mexico, Japan, and European touring plans for 2019. If you feel like supporting the album and purchasing it digitally, make sure to head over to our Bandcamp page and check out all of our current and past releases.

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