It’s no secret that we’re intensely excited about the debut 12″ EP from Oakland’s Newest Thrash Metal unit of destruction, WILDERNESS DREAM. While we get ready for the release of the 12″, the band has announced a series of shows, starting with their first ever live debut on October 18th in Oakland, CA alongside Landmine Marathon and Ulthar (Members of Pale Chalice, Vastum, ex-Mutilation Rites). All of the band’s upcoming dates are below, but expect to see plenty more, soon!
If you haven’t already preordered your copy of the self-titled EP, check it out in our online store, or listen to it for FREE at our Bandcamp. All preorders will ship out on Tuesday, 10/20 and should arrive within a few days later. Thank you all for your support so far, these records will look amazing. From what we’ve seen so far, the 12″ Gatefold Jacket and Silk-Screened B-Side are going to be beastly.
Wilderness Dream Live:
10/18- Oakland, CA @ Golden Bull w/ Landmine Marathon, Ulthar
10/27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Knockout w/ Mohicans
10/30- Fest 14 @ Gainesville, FL
11/27- Los Angeles, CA @ The Complex w/ Fuck the Facts
11/30- Reno, NV @ PB&J’s w/ Maruta, Vattnet Viskar, Dissidence
Creator-Destructor Records is proud to announce that we will be releasing the brand-new self-titled 12″ EP from one of San Francisco, California’s heaviest and most exciting bands, MOHICANS.
MOHICANS have caught the eyes and ears of many in the Bay Area in the few short years they have been crushing audiences into oblivion with their unique blend of down-tuned metallic hardcore. While some could call MOHICANS a straight-up heavy metal band in regard to their swamp-like soul-swallowing G-Standard riffing and vicious metallic aesthetic, it is also clear that the band comes from a road-worn hardcore background, as they focus their mid-tempo driven fury and ferocious vocal delivery into a short and sweet 15 minutes that doesn’t overstay it’s welcome. The six tracks that comprise the band’s latest offering remind the listener of ‘Remission’ era MASTODON, mixed with the desert-rock melody of KYUSS and QOTSA, and the punk/hardcore urgency of BLACK FLAG, allowing for an impressively ferocious and unsettling vibe throughout. (Photo by Joe Calixto)
‘Mohicans’ will see an official December 18th release, pressed on two different configurations of 180g. gram colored vinyl – ‘Blood Red’, and ‘Beer w/ Splatter’. The first pressing is limited to 250pcs, features a silkscreened B-Side, and comes with a digital download card. Check that out here, or head over to our bandcamp to stream/download the record digitally.
More awesome Vinyl Preorder news! Because of the great response to the reissuing of LIGHT THIS CITY’s “Stormchaser” Double LP, we are excited to announce that we will also be re-releasing the band’s acclaimed 3rd Full-Length, “Facing the Thousand” for the first time EVER on Vinyl!
None of LIGHT THIS CITY’s full-length releases have ever received a Vinyl Treatment, so Creator-Destructor is incredibly thrilled to bring this album to life as a 180g. Reissue in ‘Electric Blue’ Colored Vinyl w/ Splatter! This pressing is extremely limited to 250pcs, so get yours before they are gone! While the LP will be released in late 2015, preorders have begun through our online store, and are expected to go quickly, so don’t sleep on this one!
-250 Copies Pressed
-Single 180g LP, Colored Vinyl
-Digital Download NOT Included
We are excited to announce that we will be releasing LIGHT THIS CITY’s 4th and Final 2008 LP, “Stormchaser” for the first time EVER on Vinyl! LIGHT THIS CITY came out of the Bay Area in 2002 and released 4 full-length albums on Prosthetic Records, finally disbanding in 2008. In that time, the band firmly established themselves as one of the country’s most exciting Melodic Death Metal bands. Featuring HEARTSOUNDS members Laura Nichol on Vocals and Ben Murray on Drums, this is definitely a must check-out for fans of Heavy Metal and HEARTSOUNDS alike! None of LIGHT THIS CITY’s full-length releases have ever received a Vinyl Treatment, so Creator-Destructor is incredibly thrilled to bring this album to life as a Double LP 180g. Vinyl Reissue! This pressing is extremely limited to 250pcs, so get yours before they are gone! While the Double-LP will be released in late 2015, preorders have begun through our online store, and are expected to go quickly, so don’t sleep on this one!
Furthermore, LIGHT THIS CITY has announced a one-off reunion show in San Francisco, CA on Sunday, November 8th @ The DNA Lounge alongside DARKEST HOUR, who will be headlining and celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band, as well as the 10 year anniversary of their ‘Undoing Ruin’ album, which they will be playing in full. Get stoked.
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In other Creator-Destructor news, we have a LOT planned for 2016. It might shape up to be our busiest and most vinyl-filled year yet, with already confirmed releases from WILDERNESS DREAM, POINT OF VIEW, GYGAX, HEARTSOUNDS, ANCHORS, and THE STEREO STATE! We’re also planning a few other HUGE releases for the label, which can’t be announced yet, but will be unveiled soon! Lots of heavy shit, some really melodic punk stuff, and a few surprises that you all might really dig. Some very exciting shows and tours to be announced in the coming weeks as well… Very exciting plans all around.
We’ve also recently created an official label instagram, so go follow @creator_destructor_records to participate in some cool exclusive photos, band account takeovers, test pressing giveaway contests, special sales, and more- Just trust me, it’ll be worth it!
Sweden’s Punk/Metal Crossover warriors in ATLAS LOSING GRIP have announced two tours- One of SPAIN in September, and another of SCANDINAVIA in October of 2015. All dates are posted below! If you never checked out the band’s latest double LP release, ‘Currents’, do so now by clicking here.
04.09.15 (ESP) Vitoria, Gasteiz Calling
05.09.15 (ESP) Blanes, Moralla
07.09.15 (ESP) Coruña, Puticlú
09.09.15 (ESP) Almería, La Cueva
10.09.15 (ESP) Alicante, Marea Rock
11.09.15 (ESP) Madrid, Rock Palace
12.09.15 (ESP) Badalona, Esstraperlo Club
13.09.15 (ESP) Castellar del Vallés, Barrakes
15.10.15 Finland – Tampere- LOST IN MUSIC – http://www.lostinmusic.fi/
16.10.15 Finland – Helsinki – Bar Loose – http://www.barloose.com
17.10.15 Finland – Turku – Klubi – http://www.klubi.net
22.10.15 Denmark – Copenhagen – Beta – http://www.beta2300.dk
24.10.15 Sweden – Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers- http://www.stickyfingers.nu
28.10.15 Sweden – Malmö KB – KB -http://kulturbolaget.se
29.10.15 Sweden – Stockholm – Debaser Strand – http://debaser.se
Ben Murray and Trey Derbes of HEARTSOUNDS have joined forces with Ryan Hansen (Light This City/Glacier Eater) and Bret Fontaine (The Business End) to create WILDERNESS DREAM, a thrash metal band from Oakland, California. The band’s 6 track debut EP is available for streaming in FULL now at Metalsucks.net – Check it out!
The preorder for the Self-Titled 12″ EP has been launched as well in our online store– These will ship before October 13th, 2015.
“Metal fans of a certain age and MetalSucks readers who were with us very early on (archive) may remember Light This City, a talented melodic death metal band from San Francisco who for a brief moment seemed poised to break through. The band broke up in 2008, but drummer and band co-founder Ben Murray continued making music with Heartsounds (together with LTC vocalist Laura Nichol) and releasing music by that band and others on his label, Creator Destructor.”
“Murray is back with another new project, this one decidedly more metal than Heartsounds (and possibly more than Light This City, too). In Wilderness Dream Murray drops his drumsticks in favor of a guitar pick and a microphone, and he’s joined by Ryan “Hollywood” Hansen (who played on LTC’s Stormchaser album) on guitar and Trey Derbes from Heartsounds on drums. Murray describes the band as sounding like “Sacrifice meets Ringworm meets Cursed,” and that’s really not that far off — it’s fast and furious, it’s got roots in both metal and hardcore and it’s melodic without being cheesy at all.”
“What can we say, this tour was so much fun! Even though Laura couldn’t make it out to the first 8 shows, we still had a blast and our brother Ryan ‘Hollywood’ Hansen did an amazing job taking Laura’s place for those dates. We played a weird different set-list for those shows, and we can’t thank our fans enough for coming out to support us on the East Coast, despite Laura’s absence. It was also a dream-come true to finally play Toronto and Montreal for the first time, and both shows did not disappoint. Toronto was wild, and POUZZA fest was a god-damn party! We had an excellent two-week vacation out there on the road, and we appreciate all of your support so much! Now we go back to the practice space to finish this new record….”
The band also posted two new Photo Albums on their Facebook Page from tour- The first album being a collection of photos taken by Heartsounds’ drummer Trey Derbes. The second album are all live shots from POUZZA, shot by the amazing Etienne Dionne of MUTE! Enjoy…
The Bay Area’s HEARTSOUNDS have posted a special announcement about their upcoming East Coast/Canada Tour Dates- Check it out below!
It’s been a while since we ran out of the first pressing of HEARTSOUNDS’ “Drifter” LP, so we decided to make another 250 copies of the band’s 2011 Epitaph/Creator-Destructor release for all the fans out there trying to complete their collection! This repress features 180g. Heavyweight ‘Electric Blue’ Vinyl w/ Multi-Colored Splatter, as well as a 350gsm heavyweight Matte Jacket! It looks and sounds great- Get your copy now by clicking here! As always, we ship everywhere!
The band will also have all three LPs for sale with them on their upcoming tour, so if you live in any of the cities below grab one at one of the shows!
The Bay Area’s HEARTSOUNDS have announced a run of 10 shows starting in Chicago, where the band will play 5 dates with COUNTERPUNCH. HEARTSOUNDS will then make their way out east to meet up with AFTER THE FALL for 3 shows in Boston, New York, and Albany. The band will also play two headlining shows in Buffalo and Toronto before their first appearance at this year’s POUZZA FEST in Montreal.
5/7 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen w/ Counterpunch
5/9 Cleveland, OH @ The Roc Bar w/ Counterpunch
5/8 Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar w/ Counterpunch
5/10 Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler’s Cafe w/ Counterpunch
5/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy w/ Counterpunch
5/12 Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s w/ After the Fall
5/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Acheron w/ After the Fall
5/14 Albany, NY @ The Low Beat w/ After the Fall, Drag the River
5/15 Buffalo, NY @ Sugar City
5/16 Toronto, CA @ Johnny Jackson
5/17 Montreal, CA @ Pouzza Fest
ANCHORS has been tapped as the support for the almighty A WILHELM SCREAM on their upcoming Australian tour! The band will be playing the Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney dates of the tour- Tickets available at the links below!
ANCHORS continues to support their 2012 full-length, ‘Lost at the Bottom of the World’, which you can purchase on LP/CD right here! The band is currently writing new material for a new album, news of which to be announced later this year.
Sunday 26th April, Crowbar, Brisbane 18+ -Tickets available http://bit.ly/1Mc0cUW
Monday 27th April , Newtown Social Club, Sydney 18+ – SOLD OUT
Wednesday 29th April, Newtown Social Club, Sydney 18+ **FAN REQUEST SHOW**
Tickets on sale now: http://bit.ly/1EawJsk
Thursday 30th April, The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne 18+ **FAN REQUEST SHOW**
Tickets available Weds 4th March 9am: http://bit.ly/1Ccmh2O
Friday 1st May, The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne 18+
Michigan’s THE SWELLERS have announced the Bay Area’s HEARTSOUNDS and RUSS RANKIN (Good Riddance, Only Crime) as the support for their final run of West Coast shows in SF, Los Angeles, Anaheim, and San Diego! You can purchase tickets to all four shows at the links below- You don’t want to miss these! Join HEARTSOUNDS in sending off THE SWELLERS the right way, celebrating the band’s influential career!
HEARTSOUNDS continue to support their 2013 Full-Length LP “Internal Eyes”, which you can purchase on LP and CD by clicking here! The band recently announced that they are working on a new release, the details of which have yet to be revealed. HEARTSOUNDS will be on the road for a good portion of 2015, playing countries they’ve never played before, so be on the lookout for those announcements in the next few months!
We are a little less than a week away from the January 16th release of the upcoming ATLAS LOSING GRIP Double LP/CD, ‘Currents’, and we thought we’d catch everyone up with all the awesome news and happenings surrounding the record!
If you haven’t preordered your copy yet, you can still grab either version of the Double LP as well as the digipak CD version in the Creator-Destructor Online Store. Move fast though, the vinyl is running low already, and a repress will likely be on the way soon! Both versions of this first pressing won the title of PIRATES PRESS’ ‘Record of the Week’ as well- Check that out by clicking here! Lastly, Interpunk.com is featuring an awesome preorder of the release, which includes an exclusive poster as well!
The band has premiered two tracks from ‘Currents’ so far- A version of ‘Cynosure’ which features the band’s newest addition, vocalist Niklas Olsson (even though the official release of ‘Currents’ still includes the vocals of former singer, Rodrigo Alfaro). Just last week, ALG premiered the track ‘Shallow’ via the Speaking Tongues Compilation, which you can check out by clicking here!
Finally, the glowing reviews have been pouring in! Check out a bunch of great write-ups about the epic ‘Currents’, courtesy of Rock-N-Reel Reviews, Hit The Floor Magazine, Punk Rock Theory, Battle Helm Magazine, Renowned For Sound, + Many More!
The time has finally come! You can now preorder the epic upcoming Double LP/CD ‘Currents’ from Sweden’s ATLAS LOSING GRIP by heading over to our online store! We decided to press two different (and equally awesome) colored vinyl configurations- ‘White with Splatter’ and ‘Blue Swirl with Splatter’, which are limited to 200 and 300 copies, respectively. The 180 gram heavyweight vinyl comes in a beautiful reverse-board Gatefold Jacket, with a digital download included! There is also Digipak CD available for preorder, which comes with a massive 24 page booklet- Get into it!