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

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!

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!