Sunday, 19 June 2016

Monoliths LP preorder & stream // Leechfeast / Meth Drinker 12" repress.

Hello again!

It feels like an age since I posted on here; I put it down to a combination of being too busy, and the simple fact that I hate writing them! So, this time, I shall keep it (brief and to the point.

First up, Dry Cough's newest release is now available to pre-order. 1st July 2016 will see the release of the debut full length by new UK doom trio, Monoliths.
The band is made up of three friends, who also happen to be members of three of the UK's finest doom/sludge bands (and all with previous releases by yours truly!): Bismuth, Moloch, and Ommadon. So if you're familiar with the aural misery spewed forth by this trio, I'm confident you'll dig this. The sleeve features the amazing artwork of longtime DC supporter and all round good chap, Ross D McKendrick.

You can hear the entire record in full now over at CVLT Nation. Just click here.

So far the record has received a fantastic response; and just to prove it, here's three of the first reviews:
Echoes & Dust:
The Sludgelord:
Nine Hertz:

You can preorder your copy from me here; or if you're in North America, head over to Crown & Throne Ltd, here.

The repress of the long sold out Leechfeast / Meth Drinker split 12" is finally here. Due to the fact that Raw Birth Records is no longer active, this is co-released with the excellent Rope Or Guillotine Records from the Netherlands. We decided not to go with a different coloured vinyl (hell, we're not Rise Above!!!), so other than a couple of minor differences (the sticker on the front is different for a start!), this version is almost identical to the first pressing. You can order this here.

Since the last newsletter, the new Ommadon LP arrived and has sold very well indeed, whilst garnering some great reviews from folk in the know. I have about 20 copies left of this beast, so if you haven't bought a copy yet, I wouldn't advise waiting too long.
And whilst I'm on the subject of records being close to selling out, I'm down to single figures on both the Moloch / Lich and Primitive Man / Sea Bastard splits, as well as the Opium Lord LP. Grab these whilst you can as once they're gone, they're gone!

Once the Monoliths record is released, it looks like it'll be a few months before there are any more Dry Cough releases. I have 3-4 new titles in the pipeline (with hopefully at least two of these seeing the light of day before the end of the year), with a couple of other things mooted for early 2017. Watch this space.

The last few weeks has also seen plenty of new titles added to the distro courtesy of such great labels as Halo Of Flies, Elder Magick, Vendetta, Gilead Media, Crown & Throne Ltd, and Throne Records, so please head over and spend some money!

Right, I'm done. That wasn't quite as brief as I expected was it?! Sorry!
Until next time...

Andy / Dry Cough

Monday, 14 March 2016

Ommadon stream and pre-order, Moloch / Lich & Primitive Man / Sea Bastard Splits now in!

I'm in the midst of my busiest -and most stressful - period yet doing this label lark, here's a quick recap of recent goings on:

The brand new Ommadon self-titled LP (co-released with Burning World & Medusa Crush Recordings), is up for pre-order, and is now streaming in full over at CVLT Nation, here.

The long awaited Moloch / Lich split, and ultra-heavy PRIMITIVE MAN / Sea Bastard split, are both in stock and available to order.

My batch of copies of the HALO OF FLIES-released Primitive Man / NORTHLESS split are currently with UK customs; they should hopefully be here later this week so all those folk who pre-ordered it shouldn't have to wait too much longer.

Rope or Guillotine and myself (Raw Birth Records has sadly called it a day) are repressing the Leechfeast / Meth Drinker split. These now won't be with us until mid-May.

The next Dry Cough release is pretty much ready to send off to press; more news on that in the coming weeks.

And finally, I should have some new distro stock showing up soon too. Very exciting.

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Moloch / Lich, Primitive Man / Sea Bastard, Bismuth...

Hello once again!

There's been a fair bit happening since I last concocted one of these damn things, but I'll keep it brief:

First up, the near 2 year wait is finally over! The lesser-spotted Moloch / Lich split LP is finally available to pre-order. There were times when I thought this release would never materialise, but thankfully everybody's patience has paid off and they will be due to ship at the beginning of February. You can stream the entire thing here.

Next up, the Primitive Man / Sea Bastard split LP is imminent. Test presses were approved a few weeks ago but we had some issues getting the artwork finished. That is all (hopefully!) done, now we're just waiting for a shipment date from the pressing plant. Keep your eyes peeled for an exclusive stream and pre-orders very soon.

As most of you will be aware, since the last newsletter, I co-released the crushing (that word isn't overused in doom circles is it!??!) debut full length from Nottingham doom duo, Bismuth. This has garnered some great reviews and well deserved plaudits, which means it has been selling pretty quick;  I now have less than 10 copies of this beast left, so I wouldn't leave it too long before grabbing yourself one!
In other news, I have two other LPs in early stages of production that will see the light of day before summer if all goes to plan (more info on these soon); plus a couple of other things I've agreed to for later in the year. It's all terribly exciting.

I still have copies of the Opium Lord, Ommadon, and Open Tomb LPs, plus the Sickmark, Big Machine and (one) Moloch/Haggatha 7's left, as well as some choice stuff in the distro.

That's all for now, so until next time....