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HEARTSOUNDS Announce New Album, “Dualistic Nihilist”

Posted by admin on May.26, 2017

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We are incredibly excited to announce the new HEARTSOUNDS album, “Dualistic Nihilist”! The band’s upcoming 4th offering is not your traditional full-length record, but instead a 20 minute long epic. One singular track, unlike anything the band has ever written. After writing 3 full-length records since the band’s formation in 2009, HEARTSOUNDS wanted to challenge themselves with something different – an endeavor more unique and exploratory of uncharted musical territory, combined with the lyrical recreation of a true story centered around severe mental illness and turmoil. Sonically, HEARTSOUNDS remains true to their roots of ripping fast, melodic punk rock, layered with dynamic vocal harmonies and heavy-metal inspired metallic riffs, while simultaneously taking steps into brand new musical territory. “Dualistic Nihilist” is certainly a risk, but one that has resulted in the most emotionally and musically expansive record that the band has ever created – 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.

“Dualistic Nihilist” will be available to stream/purchase digitally next Friday, June 2nd. Preorders for the LP/CD versions will launch that day, and will ship a few weeks later. There will be tons of awesome preorder package options, so keep your eyes out on Friday! One week and counting….

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WILDERNESS DREAM Announce “Paralysis Rise” EP!

Posted by admin on May.23, 2017

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We are incredibly excited to announce the release of WILDERNESS DREAM’s upcoming “Paralysis Rise” EP! Clocking in at just under 20 minutes, the 7 deadly new songs that comprise the band’s upcoming thrash assault retain the same intensity and urgency that characterized the band’s debut self-titled EP release, while boasting similar misanthropic, nihilistic lyrical content. However, the listener will quickly notice that WILDERNESS DREAM have eliminated most remaining melody and lingering punk influences and replaced them with a doubled-down violent dose of dissonant, razor-sharp riffs and unpredictable, chaotic song structures. Tracks like “Spiritual Predator” and “The Observer” see the band at their most blistering speeds yet, thundering through every chainsaw-driven riff and tortured lyric without looking back, leaving the listener zero time to take a breath. At the same time, songs like “Venom”, “Ghosts”, and “No Light” see WILDERNESS DREAM bringing the tempos down to more stomping, punishing grooves, rounding out the band’s second EP release with numerous unique and refreshing moments of sonic domination.

“Paralysis Rise” was recorded in February-April of 2017 with Scott Goodrich at Nu-Tone Studios in Pittsburgh, CA. The EP will be officially released on July 14th, 2017 via Creator-Destructor Records on 12″ EP Vinyl/Digital.

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“The Creator-Destructor Podcast” Returns!

Posted by admin on May.09, 2017

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It’s been a year since we went silent, but “The Creator-Destructor Podcast” is back in action! We did 12 episodes in 2016 with the likes of numerous righteous creative-types and bands (Darkest Hour, The Black Dahlia Murder, Murder By Death, etc), but a’las, the cruel hand of life caught up with us and the podcast got pushed to the side, but fear not! We are back with a renewed energy and sense of world domination, donned in new armor and ready to share all of our undeniably useless opinions to the masses, on just about anything and everything. You heard it here first people, the podcast is back with a vengeance and we plan on releasing an episode every week on Tuesdays!

I thought it was only appropriate to re-launch the podcast the way we launched it initially, with my best friend and bandmate, Laura Nichol – We talk for 2 hours about the new Heartsounds record, what’s been happening in our lives in the past year, and a shit-ton of other intensely fascinating topics. Some say that Laura and I have a “dynamic” that is rare, something only found in best friends (who used to be high-school sweethearts) who have also played in bands together their entire lives… Well, y’all can decide for yourselves. Regardless, it was a goddamn blast to setup the mics again and sit down with Ms. Nichol for two hours of friendshippppp. Give it a listen here!

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POINT OF VIEW Announce “Vultures” EP, Premiere New Song!

Posted by admin on Apr.20, 2017

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The day has come! We are so incredibly excited to share the first single off of POINT OF VIEW’s upcoming 12″ EP, “Vultures”, which will officially be released on May 12th! The fine folks over at New Noise Magazine have premiered the track “Wolves” – Check it out by clicking here!

POINT OF VIEW are no strangers to outstanding EP releases – 2013’s “Burner” EP showcased the band’s impressive ability to combine unconventional and lasting song-structures with extremely memorable vocal melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and tight-knit musicianship that left fans clawing more material. “Vultures” picks up where “Burner” left off, with a maturity in sound that will surely serve as a perfectly satisfying next dose of melancholy melodic punk rock in the form of 5 incredible new tracks.

“Vultures” was recorded in late 2016 with Scott Goodrich at Nu-Tone Studios, and will be available on Purple/Yellow Swirl Colored Vinyl, with a digital download included. Preorder the 12″ Colored Vinyl EP in our online store. $10 only, and we ship everywhere!

The vinyl pressing is limited to 250pcs, while the EP will be distributed everywhere digitally, including our Bandcamp site, right here!

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Creator-Destructor Showcase #2 – 5/13 in San Francisco, CA!

Posted by admin on Mar.30, 2017

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We had such an awesome time hosting the first Creator-Destructor showcase last month in Oakland with some of our heavier bands, that we decided to do something similar with some of the punk bands on the label! On Saturday, May 13th, Heartsounds will headline El Rio in San Francisco, alongside the amazing Western Settings and Point of View! The show costs $10, starts at 9PM, and will be sure to leave you stoked.

HEARTSOUNDS have just finished up recording their 4th studio album, which will be announced/released in the coming months. The band has spent the past few years supporting their 2013 release, “Internal Eyes”, having toured with the likes of Strung Out, Face to Face, A Wilhelm Scream, and more. Expect TONS of news soon – We can’t wait to share the band’s new record with all of you!

San Diego’s WESTERN SETTINGS continue to support their 2016 Creator-Destructor debut, “Old Pain”, which has turned a lot of heads and allowed the band to tour the United States and Europe, make an appearance at The Fest 15, and secure a spot at the upcoming Pouzza Fest in Montreal, Canada.

San Jose’s POINT OF VIEW will be releasing the follow-up to their incredible 2015 EP, “Burner” in mid May, which contains 5 brand new tracks of melodic punk goodness. The first single will premiere in the coming weeks, so make sure to keep your eye out for that – We promise you, it will not disappoint. In fact, it might be your favorite release of the year!

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Test Pressing Giveaway Week!

Posted by admin on Feb.11, 2017

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We’ve done this a handful of times in the past, and it always seems to excite people when we give away test pressings of our releases, so we’ve decided to do it yet again! This week we will be giving away two copies of a test pressing for a specific release every day. So for example, Monday might be a LIGHT THIS CITY test pressing, and Tuesday could be a MUTE test pressing…. You get it, yeah?

We’ll make a post everyday on our Facebook/Twitter/Instagram, and TWO people who order ANY item from our online store that day will receive a copy of that day’s test pressing. Pretty easy and pretty cool, I’d say! So, make sure to tune in on Monday (and every other day next week) to see if you want to snag one of our releases’ test pressings! There are some great records being posted, so if you’re into collecting test presses of your favorite Creator-Destructor releases, make sure to pay attention to our social media!

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Creator-Destructor Showcase – March 2nd in Oakland, CA

Posted by admin on Feb.02, 2017

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We are super excited to announce a very special Oakland show for all of you in the Bay Area that enjoy extreme Heavy Metal! On Thursday, March 2nd, we will be showcasing four Creator-Destructor bands at The Golden Bull! SPINEBREAKER, WILDERNESS DREAM, MOHICANS, and GLACIER EATER will all be performing and destroying souls for just $8 only.

SPINEBREAKER continues to decimate every crowd in support of their debut LP, “Ice Grave”, released in early January of 2016. The band crushed the West Coast with HIEROPHANT last year, and have played numerous dates in the greater Bay Area since. In the words of Metalunderground.com, SPINEBREAKER provides “a soundtrack of raw, sonic death-metal annihilation in a world of human filth, greed, and corruption”.

As WILDERNESS DREAM gears up to record their 2nd EP, the band has spent the past year and a half tightening their strings and upping the levels of darkness/terror within their blend of blackened thrash metal. The band has opened for the likes of Belphegor, The Black Dahlia Murder, Katakalysm, and many more in support of their debut Self-Titled 12″ EP which was released in late 2015.

MOHICANS have been making a name for themselves in Northern California with their unique blend of mid-tempo drop-tuned sheer heaviness, and spaced out/desert-influenced vibes. Their latest offering came in the form of a 3-song digital EP entitled “Bombay”, which destroys harder than ever. You won’t to miss this sonic annihilation.

GLACIER EATER feature members of Light This City and Sworn Vengeance, focusing on an intricate, concept-driven thrash-metal/power-metal hybrid that rips faces off skulls. They’ll be opening the night with their undeniable thirst for melody, speed, and pure fire.

WESTERN SETTINGS Announce West Coast Tour!

Posted by admin on Dec.24, 2016

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WESTERN SETTINGS have been staying super busy since the release of their latest 10″ EP, “Old Pain”. The band first embarked on an extensive US tour earlier this year, followed by a full European tour, and an appearance at FEST 15. The band isn’t slowing down anytime soon, as they have recently announced a West Coast tour alongside Caskitt and Problem Daughter. Make sure to head out to one of these shows if you live in any of the cities, you won’t regret it! All tour dates can be found here.

The band has released two different music videos from tracks off of “Old Pain” thus far, so do yourself a favor and check out the videos for “Wonderful Multiple Episodes” and “Duncan” Western Settings stopped by “The Rock Room” for a live performance of “Old Pain” which can be seen here. Similarly, the band did a “Bridge City Sessions” performance of “Champion Schizo” which can be seen here.

Stream “Old Pain” via the Creator-Destructor Bandcamp!
Purchase the “Old Pain” 10″ EP (Digital Download Included) in our Online Store!

25% Off Merchandise Sale!

Posted by admin on Dec.08, 2016

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We are excited to announce a massive 25% off Merch Sale! For the next week (starting today), ALL of the T-Shirts and Apparel in our Online Store are 25% off when you enter code “merchsale” at check out – We ship everywhere, so get yourself some new gear from Heartsounds, Gygax, Spinebreaker, Western Settings, Wilderness Dream, seahaven, Mohicans + More! Check that out by clicking here.

In other Creator-Destructor news, we are preparing for a big year next year with new releases from Heartsounds, Wilderness Dream, Point of View, Viral, Glacier Eater, and a few other surprises that will surely get you excited. Until then, head on over to our Bandcamp Page to listen to our digital catalog and past releases! We released a ton of awesome new records in 2016 by Spinebreaker, Gygax, Western Settings, Early Graves/Ringworm, and Anchors – Go give them a listen if you missed out on any of this awesomeness.

MOHICANS Release 3-Song Digital EP Entitled “Bombay”

Posted by admin on Oct.18, 2016

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MOHICANS are undoubtedly one of Northern California’s heaviest up and coming bands, and we are so excited to bring you three brand new tracks from these Bay Area destroyers in the form of a digital EP entitled “Bombay”! Produced by Scott Goodrich at NuTone Studios earlier this year, “Bombay” sees the band reach a new level of sheer heaviness and down-tuned mayhem, and is the first release to feature drummer Trey Derbes (Wilderness Dream, Heartsounds).

Creator-Destructor released the band’s debut self-titled 12″ EP in late 2015, and these three songs reflect and exciting progression in the band’s sound since their first offering. “Bombay” is sonically crushing, and all three tracks maintain the slight doses of melody and unrelenting raw energy that MOHICANS has become known for. With soul-swallowing G-standard riffing and a mid-tempo unbridled fury, “Bombay” is sure to please fans of heavy metal and hardcore alike, so spread the good word of MOHICANS! Head over to our Bandcamp site to purchase the $3 EP now!

WESTERN SETTINGS Announce European Tour!

Posted by admin on Sep.19, 2016

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The amazing WESTERN SETTINGS have announced a month long European tour in support of their debut Creator-Destructor 10″ release, “Old Pain”! This is the band’s first time heading to Europe, so if you live in one of the cities they will be visiting, make sure to pick up a copy and support the band as they hustle from town to town with their special brand of punk! Check out all those tour dates by clicking here.

The band has been on the road much of this year, having completed a successful full US run earlier this summer and numerous shows on the West Coast, including a handful of shows with the legendary FACE TO FACE. If you haven’t heard the incredible “Old Pain” EP, just imagine six tracks of heart-wrenchingly honest, beer-soaked, San Diego punk. The band’s latest effort takes you down, back up, and back down again in a way that is both unsettling, and extremely captivating. Produced by Chicken of DEAD TO ME, ‘Old Pain’ succeeds in delivering the hooks and catchiness of WESTERN SETTINGS’ punk-rock peers, while elevating the band’s sound to a whole new level.

The band has released two different music videos from tracks off of “Old Pain” thus far, so do yourself a favor and check out the videos for “Wonderful Multiple Episodes” and “Duncan”

Stream “Old Pain” via the Creator-Destructor Bandcamp!
Purchase the “Old Pain” 10″ EP (Digital Download Included) in our Online Store!

WESTERN SETTINGS Embark on “Old Pain” US Tour!

Posted by admin on May.05, 2016

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San Diego’s WESTERN SETTINGS begin their month-long US tour in support of their brand new Creator-Destructor 10″ release, “Old Pain” TONIGHT! The band will have copies of the record on the road, so if you live in one of the cities they will be visiting, make sure to pick up a copy and support the band as they hustle from town to town with their special brand of punk! Check out all those tour dates by clicking here. All preorders have been shipped out, so expect your copy soon if you were one of the true believers that preordered! These things look and sound great, so we’re sure you’ll be stoked. I know we are!!

Featuring six tracks of heart-wrenchingly honest, beer-soaked, San Diego punk, WESTERN SETTINGS’ new EP takes you down, back up, and back down again in a way that is both unsettling, and extremely captivating. Produced by Chicken of DEAD TO ME, ‘Old Pain’ succeeds in delivering the hooks and catchiness of WESTERN SETTINGS’ punk-rock peers, while elevating the band’s sound to a whole new level.

The band has released two different music videos from tracks off of “Old Pain” thus far, so do yourself a favor and check out the videos for “Wonderful Multiple Episodes” and “Duncan”

Stream “Old Pain” via the Creator-Destructor Bandcamp!
Purchase the “Old Pain” 10″ EP (Digital Download Included) in our Online Store!

RINGWORM / EARLY GRAVES Split 7″ Announced!

Posted by admin on Feb.17, 2016

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We are incredibly thrilled to announce that Creator-Destructor Records will be releasing a brand new split 7″ from RINGWORM and EARLY GRAVES! The release will feature one new original from each band, and both bands even chose one cover to decimate!

RINGWORM covers MOTORHEAD’s “Iron Fist”, while EARLY GRAVES covers CELTIC FROST’s “Into the Crypts of Rays”. Trust us when we say that each cover completely destroys, but to hear those tracks you’ll have to PREORDER the 7″ for yourself!

Check out both original tracks at our BANDCAMP page, streaming now! There will only be one pressing of this release, limited to 500pcs on black vinyl, digital download included, so get yours today!

Listen to “Revenge” by EARLY GRAVES here!
Listen to “Innocent Blood” by RINGWORM here!

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WESTERN SETTINGS “Wonderful Multiple Episodes”

Posted by admin on Feb.16, 2016

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San Diego’s WESTERN SETTINGS has unleashed the first video from their upcoming 10″ EP and Creator-Destructor debut, “Old Pain”. The band decided to start with a video for the first track off the EP, entitled ‘Wonderful Multiple Episodes’ – Check that out by clicking here.

As previously announced, the preorder for WESTERN SETTINGS’ upcoming EP and Creator-Destructor debut, “Old Pain” has been launched! The first pressing of the record will be 500pcs, pressed on black vinyl, with a digital download included! We are all super excited about this release, as it is one of the most refreshing and honest releases that we’ve come across in a while. We love it, and we hope you all do too! Aside from the 10″ Black Vinyl, we are offering a preorder combo with an ‘Old Pain’ T-Shirt as well, for just $25 total!

Featuring six tracks of heart-wrenchingly honest, beer-soaked, San Diego punk, this EP takes you down, back up, and back down again in a way that is both unsettling, and extremely captivating. Produced by Chicken of DEAD TO ME, ‘Old Pain’ succeeds in delivering the hooks and catchiness of WESTERN SETTINGS’ punk-rock peers, while elevating the band’s sound to a whole new level.

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ANCHORS “Stay Fast” 7″ Announced / Preorder Launched!

Posted by admin on Feb.10, 2016

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We have launched the official preorder for a brand new 7″, entitled ‘Stay Fast’! For only $5 you get one new song (the title track) on the A-Side, and a previously unreleased track from the ‘Bad Juju’ Days entitled ‘Dial Tone’ on the B-Side! The band states, “Stay Fast is part of the sound to expect from the next Anchors record, and Side B is one of the first songs Anchors ever wrote.” Check out the preorder by clicking here, and give ‘Stay Fast’ a listen in our online player to the left!

This pressing is limited to 500pcs, so get yours while the going is good! It is likely that this won’t get repressed, so don’t miss out on these two awesome songs, by one of the best punk bands out there right now. This should tide y’all over until the band’s next record! More ANCHORS news to follow…but for now, give ‘Stay Fast’ a listen at our Bandcamp!

Pressing Info: 500pcs, Black Vinyl, Digital Download Included