Sunday, 27 September 2015

Hey all
For those of you who actually read these posts, apologies for the lack of them recently. Dull real life stuff has meant that my free time has been scarce so label activity has taken a back seat over the last couple of months.
Since the last newsletter/post, the Opium Lord and Sickmark records and the Glarus tape have been released and are still available in the store, alongside limited copies of the Nightslug, Big Machine, Ommadon, Moloch/Haggatha, and Open Tomb records. 
In other news, I'm delighted to announce that Dry Cough will be co-releasing the first full length from Nottingham doom duo, Bismuth. I've been eager to work with the band since the inception of the label so I'm made up to finally get the chance to do so. The test presses have been approved and the plant have given us an estimated shipping date of mid-November. Keep an eye out for an exclusive stream and pre-order info. 
Another new release in the works is from a new project involving members Moloch, Ommadon and Bismuth. There's not much to say at the minute but I've heard the rough mixes of the two tracks they recorded recently, and it's safe to say that if you're a fan of their parent bands then you'll love this! More info as I have it.
The long-mooted Lich/Moloch split is painfully inching closer to existing. The Moloch tracks are done (and sound crushing!), the artwork has been chosen, we're now just waiting on layout design and the Lich tracks to be mastered. This will likely see the light of day early in the new year - almost 2 years after I first agreed to release it! It'll definitely be worth the wait though! 

Still in the pipeline for 2016 is the split from Sea Bastard and Primitive Man. The SB track is done, and you'll be pleased to hear that it's as long, sprawling and HEAVY as you'd expect. I've yet to hear the PM contribution yet, but I've been told that Ethan reckons it's the band's angriest material to date. 
There's been talk of a possible repress of the Leechfeast/Meth Drinker split, but that depends on whether myself and Raw Birth have the funds to do so... 
.... Which leads me nicely onto the current 'Sale' in the Dry Cough store. I need to raise some serious money to pay for these upcoming releases (as well as servicing the label's immense debts!), so I'm currently offering 25% off EVERYTHING using the code TERRIBLELIFE at checkout! 
Please give me your money in exchange for horrible music!

That's all for now, I've got dogs to walk and kids to feed...

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Nightslug 'Loathe' LP Pre-order and Exclusive Cvlt Nation Stream!

Dry Cough Records is extremely proud to bring you the second full length release from German sludge-punks, Nightslug.

Hailing from Dusseldorf, the trio create bilious, fuzz n' feedback drenched sludge riddled with nods to the members' hardcore-punk roots. Their previous two releases, both on Per Koro Records, were well received and coupled with regular shows around Europe, helped cement their reputation as one of the finest horrible, snarling, hate-filled bands around.

'Loathe' follows on perfectly from their debut LP, the excellently titled 'Dismal Fucker'; there's a little less doom in their sound this time around, with a welcome dose of hardcore-infused speed and tempo on a couple of songs, but the 7 tracks are still unmistakably Nightslug: crushing riffs, pissed-off vocals and sheer hatred, making for one of the heaviest, filthiest records of the year.
500 copies (200 Yellow / 300 Black) in heavy card sleeves featuring artwork by drummer Fabian.
Co-release with Broken Limbs Recordings (US) and Lost Pilgrims Records (FRA)

You can pre-order the LP from the Dry Cough store here. They will ship on or around the 9th June

You can hear the entire album via the exclusive Cvlt Nation stream:

And check out the excellent video for the track 'Loathe', via Sludge Worm Magazine

Song- und Videopremiere: NIGHTSLUG - Loathe from Sludge Worm Magazine on Vimeo.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Leechfeast / Meth Drinker 12" and Big Machine 7" Now In Stock!

Hello again!

Things are finally getting busy round here so this is just a quick one! I have good news for all of you who are partial to a bit of septic sludge or some fast/slow hardcore!
This weekend has seen the arrival of the new Leechfeast / Meth Drinker split 12" (in conjunction with the excellent Raw Birth Records) here at Dry Cough HQ;

Whilst the debut 7" from Manchester duo Big Machine (ex-Hammers) has been in for a few weeks now.

Both are order from the store NOW!!!

In other news, test presses were recently approved for three other releases:
Nightslug - Loathe LP (expected June)
Sickmark - 7" (expected June) Listen here!
Opium Lord - Eye Of Earth LP (expected August)
And the tracks for the Lich / Moloch split are currently being mastered, so this should finally be ready to go soon!

As always, there's plenty of decent stuff in the distro too, so please feel free to give me your money in exchange for records so that I can afford to release more records!

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Having only released the Open Tomb LP and Keeper/Sea Bastard split since last August things have felt pretty slow here; after waiting for what feels like an eternity I can finally reveal a plethora of awesome new releases for the coming months.

DC17 - Big Machine 7" (co-release with Black Lake, Boslevan,  & Barely Regal)
First up is the debut 7" from this Manchester-based duo, featuring 2 members of the excellent crusty-hardcore outfit Hammers. Seven short blasts of fast/slow sludgey hardcore.

DC18 - Leechfeast Meth Drinker split 12" (co-release with Raw Birth)
Split 12" featuring one track each from Slovenia's murky crusty sludgers Leechfeast, and another from New Zealand's disturbing sludge trio, Meth Drinker. Perfect summer music.

DC19 - NIGHTSLUG LP (co-release with Broken Limbs & Lost Pilgrims)
Second full length from the German three-piece offers more fucked up punk-infused sludge. Not for the faint-hearted.

DC20 - SICKMARK 7" (co-release with Dead Heroes, Pain Of Mind, & Rope Or Guillotine)
The second 7" from the German band mark's Dry Cough's first foray into the world of powerviolence. This is record is fast, frantic, frenetic, and fucking brilliant.

DC21 - Lich / Moloch split LP (co-release with Vetala Productions & Vendetta Records)
This split LP feature the final 8 tracks recorded by the staunchly DIY - and sadly defunct - Margate hardcore outfit Lich. Brutal stuff. The flip side contains two tracks from possibly my favourite band right now, Nottingham hate-mongers Moloch. 

DC-- - Primitive Man / Sea Of Bones split (co-release with Broken Limbs)
Split from two of the USA's finest heavy bands: Denver's blackened sludge-doom juggernaut PM, and New Haven's crushing atmospheric doom outfit SoB.

I think you'll agree when I say that's a pretty fine list of bands/releases!

In other news, I have now sold out of the Sea Bastard 'Scabrous' 2LP and have just a handful of the Keeper/Sea Bastard split and Coltsblood 'Into The Unfathomable Abyss' 2LPs left, plus copies of the Open Tomb 'Dead Weight' LP,  Ommadon 'V' 2LP, and the Moloch/ Haggatha split 7".
You can listen to all the Dry Cough releases over at the bandcamp page.

There's been some additions to the distro in the last few weeks with stuff from Halo Of Flies, Vendetta Records, Shove Records and Fuck Yoga, with a parcel from Breathe Plastic imminent:

Hexis​ / This Gift is A Curse​ - Split 7"
Abstracter​ - Wound Robotic Empire​ LP
Children Of god​ / Bréag Naofa​ - Split 7"
Primitive Man​ / Hexis - Split 10"
Khmer​ - Nubes Que Anuncian Tormenta LP
Protestant​ - Reclamation LP
Pine Barrens​ / Grinding Halt​ split 7"
Suffering Mind​ / Guantanamo Party Program​ - split 7"
Ruins​ / Usnea​ - Split 7"

Forn - The Departure Of Conciousness LP (2nd press)
Depressor - Filth/Grace LP
Od Vratot Nadolu - Ziva LP

That's all for now. 

Monday, 26 January 2015

Quick update on the stock situation regarding Dry Cough releases:

I only have 7 copies of the Keeper / Sea Bastard split left for sale - so if you want one...
Also, I'm nearly out of Coltsblood 'Into The Unfathomable Abyss 2LP (6 copies left), and down to the last solitary copy of Sea Bastard's 'Scarbrous' 2LP.
I still have copies of the Open Tomb 'Dead Weight' LP, Ommadon 'V' 2LP, and the Moloch / Haggatha 7" too.
Plenty of good stuff in the pipeline so I could do with all your money so I can afford to actually go afford what I've committed to!