MERCY KILLINGS in Richmond - Baybay ripping it up! Photo by Mick Anders
Well, 2013 is nearing its end and its been a busy year on the label front. Thanks to everyone who picked up a copy of the various B.I.R. releases that came out this year! I have two releases that have been in a bit of a limbo this year (respectively, releases 6 and 9 [I planned it that way]) and its looking like at least one of those will be out before the year is done; the MERCY KILLINGS - S/T EP. Very excited to finally get this out after numerous delays with it. Not only can you hear a song from it by clicking here, but you can finally see the art that Guillem Muro (INVASION, IMPALERS, DESTINO FINAL, etc) did for it. There's a small chance that the MOD SUBS 12" will be out before the year is done as well, but we shall see on that...
Speaking of the MERCY KILLINGS - S/T EP, the band will have copies of the record at a few select dates on the east coast the first weekend of December. If you're in the area feel free to catch a gig, I'll be the doofus fronting MK:
12/5/13 - PHILLY - The Golden Tea House w/ LOW CHARGE, PARANOIAS, and COOL LIFE. More information can be found here.
12/6/13 - CAMBRIDGE - Elk's Lodge w/ BOSTON STRANGLER, WASTE MANAGEMENT, MFP, and SAVAGEHEADS. More information can be found here.
12/7/2013 - NYC - The Acheron w/ PEACEBREAKERS, MFP, and MISSIONARY. More information can be found here.
Also, GAS RAG will be embarking on a tour that will be hitting parts of the Midwest, Texas, and even Mexico! Here's a rundown of the dates thus far:
12/3/13 - Iowa City
12/4/13 - Kansas City
12/5/13 - Oklahoma City
12/6/13 - Dallas/Denton
12/7/13 - Austin
12/8/13 - McAllen
12/9/13 - OFF
12/10/13 - Queretaro or Colima
12/11/13 - Guadalajara
12/12/13 - Mexico City
12/13/13 - San Luis Potosi
12/14/13 - Monterrey
12/15/13 - OFF
12/16/13 - Houston
12/17/13 - New Orleans
12/18/13 - St. Louis
More information will be available here as it develops.
On the distro front, I have a plethora of new and exciting records available for purchase:
THE ABUSED - LOUD AND CLEAR 12" (!!!)
THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY - CRUNCH ON EP (NYHC demo rarity put to vinyl)
ALERTA! - S/T EP (the latest and greatest band from Barcelona!)
VAASKA / SKIZOPHRENIA - split 7" (KILLER split! VAASKA tracks recorded at the same time as the split B.I.R. releases with them and IMPALERS, equally ripping output from them on this one!)
THE BUSINESS - HARRY MARY EP
COCKNEY REJECTS - FLARES N' SLIPPERS EP
STIV BATORS' DEAD BOYS - LAST STAND 1980 EP
STIV BATORS / DAVID QUINTON - MAKE UP YOUR MIND EP
DISAPPOINTED PARENTS - AM I GETTING THROUGH? EP (NOLA 83 HC rarity, repressed by the great Psycho Wolf Records!)
CONDITION - BOMBED OUT EP
ZYANOSE - WHY THERE GRIEVE? LP
+ many more! As usual, B.I.R. releases and distro items can be found here.
That about wraps everything up for now, expect an update within a couple weeks regarding the release of the MERCY KILLINGS ep! 2014 is already shaping up to be a busy year yet again. Soon enough I'll be announcing the first release of the year, I got the final mix of said recording the other day and it is a scorcher!!!