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 Due to the fact that Raw Birth Records is no longer active, this is co-released with the excellent Rope Or Guillotine Records from the Netherlands.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