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A Wilhelm Scream Announce New Album “Lose Your Delusion”

Posted by admin on Jan.10, 2022

We’re thrilled to announce the release of A Wilhelm Scream’s upcoming album, “Lose Your Delusion”, out April 14th, 2022! The band’s first full-length offering in nine years – A body of work that culls from various styles weaved together into what the band appropriately calls “A Wilhelm Sampler,” Lose Your Delusion finds the accomplished rock quintet at its most daring, experimental and cohesive.

“‘Lose Your Delusion’ is our most unapologetically earnest album to date,” said guitarist/songwriter Trevor Reilly. “It’s our fifth full-length record and it feels like our first in that we feel we have so much more to say and energy to put out into the world.”

In case you missed it, “Be One To No One,” the longstanding quintet’s first song in nine years, has been unveiled via Streaming Service / YouTube!  Recorded at the band’s Anchor End Studio in New Bedford, MA and produced by guitarist/vocalist Trevor Reilly and James Whitten, “Be One To No One” is a raucous and experimental shot of punk that squarely takes aim at anxiety, pain and self doubt. Check out the lyric video HERE!

A WILHELM SCREAM Premiere “Be One To No One”

Posted by admin on Jan.07, 2022

Creator-Destructor Records and Massachusetts-based punk band A Wilhelm Scream are excited to announce the release of “Be One To No One,” the longstanding quintet’s first song in nine years. Recorded at the band’s Anchor End Studio in New Bedford, MA and produced by guitarist/vocalist Trevor Reilly and James Whitten, “Be One To No One” is a raucous and experimental shot of punk that squarely takes aim at anxiety, pain and self doubt. 

“This song, like most journeys, can
t be fully appreciated until youve come to the end,” vocalist Nuno Pereira said. “Only then do you truly get a chance to unpack all of the ups and downs youve survived along the way. Enjoy the ride my friends, thrive and never give up.” Watch “Be One To No One,” directed by Alessandro Pulisci and featuring artwork from Dave Kloc, on YouTube HERE!

DARKNESS EVERYWHERE Debut Single “Reign of Chaos”

Posted by admin on Jan.03, 2022

Oakland, California-based melodic death metal band DARKNESS EVERYWHERE has completed production on their debut EP, The Seventh Circle, set for release on 2/25/22.

DARKNESS EVERYWHERE unites vocalist/guitarist Ben Murray, guitarist Cameron Stucky, and renowned producer engineer Zack Ohren on bass. The band formed in late 2020 with the goal of writing songs heavily influenced by the classic mid-1990s Swedish melodic death metal sound. Murray is a founding member of Bay Area band Light This City, and Stucky is a member of symphonic melodic metal act, Crepuscle. Ohren recorded and produced all of Light This City’s albums throughout the past twenty years and continues to be one of the leading metal producers in the industry.The glory years of early In Flames, At the Gates, and Dark Tranquillity are what largely inform the sound and aesthetic of DARKNESS EVERYWHERE. The core of the band is built on the feel of those legendary records, while offering a refreshing take on the no frills melodic death metal sound.

Listen to the band’s single “Reign of Chaos” HERE!

SLOWBLEED Announce New Album / Preorders

Posted by admin on Dec.23, 2021

Ventura County, California-based hardcore/metal quintet SLOWBLEED has issued the details on their debut full-length, A Blazing Sun, The Fiery Dawn, confirming the record for January release through Creator-Destructor Records who today issues preorders and more alongside the new single, “No Shepherd (Of Wolves).”

SLOWBLEED is a band formed with a goal of achieving unrelenting extremity, bridging brutality and technicality within their blend of hardcore aggression and death metal precision. In early 2021, SLOWBLEED entered The Pit Recording Studio (Nails, Xibalba, God’s Hate) with Taylor Young at the helm and recorded their debut LP, A Blazing Sun, The Fiery Dawn, the album unloading nine volatile tracks of pummeling death metal surging with metallic hardcore energy and haunting tones. With additional sound design by Will Putney and Steve Seid A Blazing Sun, The Fiery Dawn was mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, and completed with artwork by Ridgerhine.

Listen to SLOWBLEED’s “No Shepherd (Of Wolves)” at Bandcamp RIGHT HERE.Creator-Destructor will release A Blazing Sun, The Fiery Dawn on digital and vinyl formats on January 14th, the LP on three different variants. Find preorders and merch options at Bandcamp HERE and the label webshop HERE. Also see the previously released video for “The Law (Atonement Through Blood)” HERE.

UPON STONE Premiere Video / Launch Preorders!

Posted by admin on Dec.03, 2021

New California metal collective UPON STONE – formed by members of Dead Heat, Vamachara, Hands Of God, Vaelmyst, and more – has just released a new video for “Speak, Lower Angels.” The track is found on the band’s Taylor Young-produced debut EP, Where Wild Sorrows Grow, out now on Creator-Destructor Records.

In May of 2021, UPON STONE joined Taylor Young at his The Pit Recording Studio in Van Nuys (Nails, God’s Hate) where they recorded their four-song Where Wild Sorrows Grow. Completed with cover art by Dominic Pabon and photography by Josh Vega, the EP was surprise-released digitally in October.

The new video for “Speak, Lower Angels,” directed and filmed by 197 Media, showcases the raging live energy of UPON STONE. The band offers, “The lyrical and visual concepts for ‘Speak, Lower Angels’ explore the chaotic energies found in both the natural world and the human psyche with detailed instruction of how to weaponize the bond between them. Ritual strength through melodic death metal magick.”
 
UPON STONE’s “Speak, Lower Angels” video can be viewed now through our YouTube channel at THIS LOCATION.

Vinyl / Merch Preorders are available NOW by clicking HERE!

A Wilhelm Scream Announce New Tour Dates + More!

Posted by admin on Dec.01, 2021

Hot off the heels of a successful two-week East Coast tour with Comeback Kid & Hot Water Music, New Bedford’s A WILHELM SCREAM have announced a handful of dates for early 2022. The band will be heading up North to Quebec for three shows, followed by four East Coast US shows, and then a four day banger in Ontario with Cancer Bats & Comeback Kid. Tickets on sale Friday! Check out all the dates/info HERE

In other AWS news, the band is hosting a fundraiser for their good friend Chip, who is currently battling cancer. The band has signed a beautiful 14″ x 5.5″ WAIL CITY snare drum (made by their very own Nick Angelini) – Tickets are $10 to enter the raffle to win the snare, and the winner will be announced on Christmas Eve. Check all of that out HERE!

UPON STONE “Where Wild Sorrows Grow” Out Now!

Posted by admin on Oct.15, 2021

We’re insanely excited to announce the surprise-release of Where Wild Sorrows Grow, the debut EP from newly formed California metal collective, UPON STONE, the band uniting members of Dead Heat, Vamachara, Hands Of God, Vaelmyst, and more.

UPON STONE was envisioned and formed in the Spring of 2021 through its members’ shared influence of 1990s Scandinavian melodic death metal. The goal of the band’s first material, embodied in their Where Wild Sorrows Grow debut EP, was to balance visceral death metal energy with enveloping atmosphere and dark melody, creating a sound both rooted in melodic death metal tradition, and expansive new sounds that pay tribute to while expanding upon the legendary Gothenburg sound, citing the early masterworks of At The Gates, In Flames, and Dissection as its primary influences.

In May of 2021, UPON STONE joined Taylor Young at his The Pit Recording Studio in Van Nuys (Nails, God’s Hate) where they recorded their four-song Where Wild Sorrows Grow, the record completed with cover art by Dominic Pabon and photography by Josh Vega.

Listen to “Where the Wild Sorrows Grow” via Bandcamp HERE – Vinyl / Merch Preorders coming soon…

SLOWBLEED Joins Creator-Destructor / Debut Video!

Posted by admin on Oct.13, 2021

We’re thrilled to announce the signing of Ventura County, California hardcore/metal quintet, SLOWBLEED.

SLOWBLEED is a band formed with a goal of achieving unrelenting extremity, bridging brutality and technicality within their blend of hardcore aggression and death metal precision. Born, bred, and raised on the bands of the Nardcore scene they grew up in, the Santa Paula-based band was started in 2017 by vocalist Jon Caytion, guitarist Logan Givan, and bassist Ozzy Parilla, later expanding with the addition of second guitarist John Laux and drummer Tyler Castro.

Earlier this year, SLOWBLEED entered The Pit Recording Studio (Nails, Xibalba, God’s Hate) with Taylor Young at the helm and recorded their first full-length. Having caught the ear of California-based Creator-Destructor Records, the label immediately signed the band and is preparing the LP for release at the start of 2022.

With the news of the signing, SLOWBLEED unleashes the new song “The Law (Atonement Through Blood)” embodied in a vicious video directed by Alex Castro, the song also featuring a guest vocal appearance by Taylor Young. Check it out HERE

SCALP “Domestic Extremity” 3rd Pressing Available

Posted by admin on Aug.27, 2021

The third pressing of SCALP’s “Domestic Extremity” has finally arrived and all preorders have shipped! If you order now, your record will ship within 3 days.

For this pressing, we went with two new colorways for the vinyl (clear with black smoke, and green/purple/black tri-color), both limited to 200pcs, as well as a sick new purple/black longsleeve! Get your SCALP gear now by clicking HERE.

SCALP is Southern California’s most violent and unpredictable new outfit, bred on a wide range of influences from across and beyond the realms of extreme music. Facets of classic and technical death metal, West Coast crust, and modern hardcore unite in an explosive attack in the vein of Nails, Dead In The Dirt, Full of Hell, and Dystopia. Listen to SCALP’s “Domestic Extremity” via BANDCAMP.

Creator-Destructor Records 15 Year Anniversary!

Posted by admin on Aug.27, 2021

I’m about 6 months late, but happy 15 year anniversary to Creator-Destructor Records. I started this label in high school in my bedroom (first release was February 2006) and still run this thing as a one man operation to this day. It’s pretty surreal to be here over half my life later, still putting out records from what I feel are truly the best bands out there. Thank you to all the bands for keeping me going, even through the early years! To the fans & supporters of the label, I see you and appreciate you. I’m announcing three new amazing bands and releases soon, so lots of awesome things on the horizon – Here’s to another 15 years!

In celebration of a decade and a half of the label, we’ve made all new Creator-Destructor Records T-Shirts and tote bags! The tote bags are double sided, and can easily stash up to 20 records, so grab some wax while you’re at it! Head over to our online store to check out the shirts and other merchandise!

A Wilhelm Scream LPs, T-Shirts, & Posters Now on Sale!

Posted by admin on Jul.17, 2021

To all the folks who missed out on A Wilhelm Scream’s Mute Print / Ruiner / Career Suicide vinyl reissues & t-shirts back in March, we have good news! We are shipping out the last of the orders this week and stoked to announce that we have leftover inventory available at a handful of awesome online stores & distros around the world.

For North America customers, head to the ‘store’ tab! For international fans, head to the AWS Store to find the online store closest to your territory. We’re also excited to announce that we have 18” x 24” screen printed posters available of the “Mute Print”, “Ruiner”, and “Career Suicide” Dave Kloc art designs as well! These are available for United States customers only.

A Wilhelm Scream is widely regarded as one of the best, most impressive top-tier punk rock bands to emerge in the last twenty years. Like their counterparts in Propagandhi and Strung Out, the band has a knack for upping the tempos, increasing the levels of riffage and metal-inspired technicality, and consistently blow people’s minds with their unique brand of complex song structures and intensely personal lyrics that have had fans screaming their lungs out at lives shows across the world for nearly two decades now.

GULCH 12″ Pressing Now Available!

Posted by admin on Jun.13, 2021

We are super excited to announce the brand new 12″ edition of GULCH’s incredible and widely acclaimed debut EP, “Burning Desire to Draw Last Breath”, combined with their demo tape, “Demolition of Human Construct”, on one beautiful “Cloudy Blue” 12″ record with a silkscreened b-side! This pressing is limited to 1000 copies.

After an initial 7” pressing and 5 different 10” pressings, we’re truly stoked to offer this incredible record in 12” format! Get yours now at GULCH’s Bandcamp Page, and if you’re in the Bay Area, we will have these in hand at the GULCH / DRAIN / SUNAMI / SCOWL merch pop-up at Printhead, before the epic show later that night in San Jose on June 19th!

“Rarely is 13 minutes of life this intense. Taking in Burning Desire to Draw Last Breath by the Santa Cruz sonic terrorists Gulch is a harrowing, hopeless, and despicably addictive journey through myriad genres of extreme music; leaving me completely exhausted and blanched of color. Being brutalized has never sounded so impeccable.”

-Noecho.net

MENTAL CAVITY Premiere “Downtrodden” Single

Posted by admin on May.24, 2021

Australia’s MENTAL CAVITY have debuted the first single off their upcoming Creator-Destructor debut, “Mass Rebel Infest” – Check out “Downtrodden” HERE!

“Mass Rebel Infest” sees the band continuing to refine their sound, taking influence from bands such as Morbid Angel, Tragedy, Crowbar, and Autopsy, intertwining death metal riffing and vocals with punk and crustier d-beat pacing and attack.

Vocalist/guitarist Aaron Osborne reveals, “’Downtrodden’ is one of the first songs that I really vibed on for the record, it has a good collection of everything I like about MENTAL CAVITY; heavy slow parts, faster d-beat sections, and a bit of death metal groove. Lyrically, the song is about groups of people that get pushed to the margins of society and stepped over time and again by the structures that are designed to support them, and in turn benefit the higher powers instead. This is obviously shit, and it permeates through all of society, so why not yell about it? Taylor Young, who mixed the record, was kind enough to rip a quick guitar solo on it as well. One of my favorites from the album for sure.”

MENTAL CAVITY Joins Creator-Destructor Records

Posted by admin on Apr.28, 2021

We’re thrilled to welcome Canberra, Australia-based juggernaut MENTAL CAVITY to the label for the release of the band’s third LP, Mass Rebel Infest! The cross-genre quartet MENTAL CAVITY spent the long months of lockdown during 2020 writing and recording Mass Rebel Infest, as a follow up to Neuro Siege, released in 2019 via Brilliant Emperor Records. Mass Rebel Infest sees the band continuing to refine their sound, taking influence from bands such as Morbid Angel, Tragedy, Crowbar, and Autopsy, intertwining death metal riffing and vocals with punk and crustier D-beat pacing and attack.

MENTAL CAVITY recorded Mass Rebel Infest themselves in their hometowns in Canberra and Melbourne in late 2020. The album was mixed by Taylor Young at The Pit Recording Studio in Van Nuys, California (Nails, God’s Hate, Zous), and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon (Obituary, Integrity, Kruelty). The added tonal brutality brought to the front by these two modern legends of production sees Mass Rebel Infest cement itself as MENTAL CAVITY’s finest release to date.  

Preorders + Debut Single Announced soon!

EXTINGUISH Release New Track / 7″ Preorders Launched!

Posted by admin on Mar.24, 2021

As we prepare for the release the eponymous debut 7” EP from Sacramento-based hardcore outfit, EXTINGUISH, you can now listen to the 2nd single off the release as well as preorder the upcoming 7″ at the band’s bandcamp page HERE

Having formed in 2017, EXTINGUISH attempts to achieve the darkest/hardest sound they can, merging elements of death metal with the classic 90s hardcore sound. With a style somewhere between the output of death metal greats Obituary and Grave, and hardcore icons Next Step Up and Gut instinct, the band delivers a punishing, metallic attack akin to peers Sunami, Hands Of God, Field Of Flames, and more.

Extinguish drops seven tracks in barely sixteen minutes, the songs surging with rigorous vitality and slamming breakdowns. The record was recorded April 2020 at Panda Studios by Charles Toshio and completed with cover art by Nicky Rat.

No Echo writes, “The Sacramento quintet’s barbaric riffs and delicious mosh parts have brought them comparisons to Next Step Up and Gut Instinct, and No Echo isn’t going to argue with that assessment.   Extinguish is part of the current wave of groups that also includes Hands Of God, Momentum, and Sunami that is helping to make the Golden State one of the premier regions of the world for metal-kissed hardcore.”