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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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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!

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!