Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Greetings! Welcome to the first Beach Impediment Records new release post of 2018. I got a couple hot platters on deck for ya along with a good glimpse of the rest of the year in B.I.R. happenings so let's just get right to it:
FETISH - S/T EP
"While one should hesitate to use the term "super group," it would be kinda hard to not consider utilizing some kind of label in that vein in regards to Portland, Oregon's FETISH. For starters if we're gonna talk about genre altering personnel within the ranks of this group, you'd have to note that this recording showcases the first time that Thee Slayer Hippy and Vegetable have come together to create ugly hardcore punk music since their stint together in the "War All The Time" era of the legendary Kings of Punk POISON IDEA three decades ago. It also doesn't hurt that 3/4 of PDX punk heroes LONG KNIFE (Colin Jarrell, Scott Goto, and Chris Reid respectively) are in the mix as well along with later era PI guitarist Brandon Bentley. Their debut track "TAKE THE KNIFE" showcases the sheer power of this group and is just a sign of what is to come with the band's full length record that will hopefully see the light of day later this year. On the flip side, a stirring rendition of LOVE's classic track "A House Is Not A Motel" closes this one out leaving us hungry for more. Each record comes in a glue pocket sleeve featuring cover art by the talented Joe B."
There are 200 copies on OPAQUE RED VINYL for mailorder while they last.
UPDATE: Color vinyl is SOLD OUT from Beach Impediment but the band will have plenty of copies at their soon to be announced record release show in Portland.
WITCHTRIAL - DEMO 2017 12"
Rather than let it remain exclusive to a small run on the cassette tape format, Beach Impediment is proud to give the 2017 Demo by the Mid-Atlantic metalpunk power house WITCHTRIAL a proper go on vinyl. While the members of this band are known to many for creating a slew of well done hardcore punk outfits in recent years, their venture into this particular realm of the heavier and far more grisly has proven to be a worthy one as evidenced through these four tracks. Featuring a new mastering job by Will Killingsworth (the ferocity of which is truly magnified on a 45 RPM 12") along with striking cover art by Alex Heir and logo by Guilherme Bacellar. Limited to a one time pressing of 500 copies on black vinyl.
As always, these releases can be purchased from the Beach Impediment Records Big Cartel and streamed / downloaded over at the Beach Impediment Records Bandcamp page.
The following distros / stores should have copies of these records soon, if not already: SORRY STATE RECORDS, GRAVE MISTAKE RECORDS, FEEL IT RECORDS, PUNKDISTRO (Germany), BLITZ RECORDS (UK), PHOBIA RECORDS (CZ), PUNK AND DESTROY (Japan), RECORD BOY (Japan), HELL'S HEADBANGERS, JOINT CUSTODY, REPO MAN RECORDS (Denmark), DISK UNION (Japan), VINYL CONFLICT, MATERIAL WORLD, DESOLATE RECORDS, EXTREME NOISE, NECKCHOP RECORDS, DISTORT REALITY RECORDS, and a few more that are in the works.
And as always, both releases are available for wholesale from EBULLITION and REVHQ.
In other news, this past January we had the inaugural release on our cassette tape imprint label ANONYMOUS CAVE with the BATTERING RAM - LET ME FIGHT WHERE I LAY... CS. Most of the copies have sold but I have a few more up in the webstore for those interested. Here's the information on that one:
"For the inaugural release on the Beach Impediment cassette only imprint label ANONYMOUS CAVE, we're proud to bring you the BATTERING RAM - LET ME FIGHT WHERE I LAY... CS. This group is a real tour de force or some shit, featuring the Brothers Radigan aka Biff and Big Ev coming together to share three heavy metal / hard street rock originals that (along with the mystical powers of narcotics) might very well make the listener think they're in a seedy London alley circa 1982, sprawled out on top of a pile of rubbish, suckling sour milk directly from the teat of one of them fabled Filth Hounds of Hades; along with a ZZ Top cover to close it all out and send ya the fuck off. Each tape comes enclosed within a black and white card stock J-card adorned with art by Andy Fletcher. Limited to 200 copies."
You can also stream / download the cassette over at the Anonymous Cave Bandcamp page. And on the off chance that any of you will be seeing BATTLE RUINS in Germany this coming weekend, I'd imagine Brendan will have copies of the tape for sale at that gig as well.
It's also worth noting that both the EEL - NIGHT PARADE OF 100 DEMONS LP and LONG KNIFE - SEWERS OF BABYLON EP have been repressed and are once again available!
Got a shit ton of distro updates as well with heaps of new titles available:
CRUDE - DRUG CULTURE LP
GHOUL - NIGHT OUT LP
KALEIDOSCOPE - 2017 EP
THE FRITZ - S/T LP
LOSE LOSE - KILL OR BE KILLED LP
HAIRCUT - SHUTTING DOWN EP
ABSOLUT / SVAVELDIOXID - Split 12"
LIFE FUCKER - Z LP
JACK & THE RIPPERS - NO DESIRE EP
V/A - MY MEAT'S YOUR POISON 12"
CASANOVAS IN HEAT - TWISTED STEEL SEX APPEAL LP
THE COWBOYS - VOLUME 4 LP
WASTED TIME - FUTILITY LP
DOG SOLDIER - ABSOLUTE EPIC HORRORS LP
DISSEKERAD - IV EP
+ LOADS & LOADS & LOADS more! Give it all a gander in the webstore.
Next up on Beach Impediment:
BLOOD PRESSURE - S/T LP
VANITY - EVENING RECEPTION LP
L'AMOUR - DISCOGRAPHY 12" (Richmond punk circa 1978, a collection of all their recorded material which includes their sole 7" that Tom's Zero Degree Records released in 1979 along with loads of previously unreleased material)
CAREER SUICIDE - MACHINE RESPONSE EP (US pressing of the band's European tour 7" from last year that includes a previously unreleased track)
+ some more shite that's in the works for you freakies.
That does it for now. Be good to one another, ya hear?