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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Propagandhi / Iron Chic / Heartsounds – East Coast Tour!

Posted by admin on Jul.25, 2017

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We are incredibly excited to announce that HEARTSOUNDS has been confirmed as the opener on PROPAGANDHI’s upcoming East Coast Tour from 10/27-10/21, alongside the almighty IRON CHIC as well! PROPAGANDHI will be supporting their upcoming full-length, “Victory Lap”, out on Epitaph Records on 9/29/17! The 4 shows in DC, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Cambridge will mark HEARTSOUNDS’ first appearance on the East Coast since the release of their 4th LP, “Dualistic Nihilist” last month.

“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. “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.

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Metalinjection.net Premieres WILDERNESS DREAM’s “No Light”

Posted by admin on Jul.07, 2017

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From Metalinjection.net: “Do you like crossover thrash with a little extra dose of heavy? Do your favorite albums of the year so far include the most recent releases from bands like Code Orange and Power Trip? Well then, boy oh boy, do we have a band for you: Wilderness Dream. This San Francisco wrecking crew carries on the grand tradition of Bay Area thrash, but their love of the two best cores, hard and grind, shines through in everything they do. The result is a lethally toxic sound that we just know you cats are gonna love.” Listen to “No Light” at Metal Injection right here!

Ben Murray, guitarist/vocalist for Wilderness Dreams and owner of the band’s label, Creator-Destructor Records, has this to say about the song:
“The Awakening is the third track on ‘Paralysis Rise’, and certainly one of the heaviest songs we’ve written, filled to the brim with our latest concoction of thrash metal and overwhelming misanthropy. The ending will hopefully make you want to destroy the human race…. At least that’s the goal!”

You can preorder WILDERNESS DREAM’s upcoming “Paralysis Rise” EP (out July 14th) by heading to our online store!

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WILDERNESS DREAM’s “The Awakening” via Metalsucks.net!

Posted by admin on Jun.20, 2017

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“The Awakening” is the latest volatile single from Bay Area hardcore/thrash metal warriors WILDERNESS DREAM. The track, which hails from the band’s impending Paralysis Rise EP, has been hurled into the public domain through an exclusive premiere at MetalSucks. Listen to the track here!

Since their initial self-titled 2015 EP, WILDERNESS DREAM’s sound and identity has naturally evolved into a more blackened and ominous thrash-metal assault. Recorded in February through April of 2017 with Scott Goodrich at Nu-Tone Studios in Pittsburgh, California, Paralysis Rise pays homage to the death metal pioneers and legends of the ’90s while injecting the band’s own special vicious brand of intensity, creating a truly unique second release from one of the West Coast’s most exciting up-and-coming heavy bands.

MetalSucks reports, “Do you like crossover thrash with a little extra dose of heavy? Do your favorite albums of the year so far include the most recent releases from bands like Code Orange and Power Trip? Well then, boy oh boy, do we have a band for you: WILDERNESS DREAM. This San Francisco wrecking crew carries on the grand tradition of Bay Area thrash, but their love of the two best cores, hard and grind, shines through in everything they do. The result is a lethally toxic sound that we just know you cats are gonna love.”

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HEARTSOUNDS “Dualistic Nihilist” Out Now!

Posted by admin on Jun.02, 2017

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The highly anticipated 4th album from the Bay Area’s HEARTSOUNDS has arrived! “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.

While honoring their past, the band succeeds with venturing into new regions of melody and expression that will surely surprise and please long-time fans of the band. “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.

Listen to “Dualistic Nihilist” + Purchase Digitally here!
Preorder the 12″ LP/CD/T-Shirts here!

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DECIBEL MAGAZINE Premieres WILDERNESS DREAM Single!

Posted by admin on Jun.01, 2017

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As Oakland’s molten metal quartet WILDERNESS DREAM prepares their second EP “Paralysis Rise” for release on July 14th, Decibel Magazine is now streaming “The Observer,” the devastating closing track to the new recod – Give the track a listen here.

WILDERNESS DREAM guitarist/vocalist and label owner Ben Murray proclaims, “We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring you the first single from our upcoming second EP! After some deliberation, we came to the consensus that ‘The Observer’ was the most violent, crushing preview of the tone of this record, and we hope that you all enjoy it! ‘The Observer’ is the closing track on Paralysis Rise, and definitely reveals the shift in our sound towards a darker, less melodic realm of the blackened thrash metal universe…Turn the lights down and turn that shit up!”

Preorders for “Paralysis Rise” have also launched today! We pressed 250pcs of WILDERNESS DREAM’s upcoming 12″ EP on White Vinyl w/ Grey/Black Splatter, wth a digital download included. The pressing is pretty limited, so make sure to grab one while you can! Check out the preorder options in our online store.

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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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