Category Archives: Metal

Chained to the Bottom of the Ocean “Obsession | Destruction” Album out today (LP/CD/CS)

Psyched that this is officially out and it also did very well in pre-order. We’ve kept back some records for in store and are no longer selling it online ourselves on vinyl (CD and Tape are still available online from us) so if you come by the shop you can pick this up while the copies we have last.


Vinyl 2xLP (gatefold sleeve, large poster of cover art and lyric insert) available on:
Orange Stained Glass Splatter (/200)
Touch of Light Translucent Mix (/200)
Black (/100)

CDs (/100)

Cassette Tape (/100, Silver-Grey Shell)

Chained to the Bottom of the Ocean is a doom metal band based out of Western Massachusetts. Obsession Destruction is the band’s first full-length coming on the heels of 5 sold out releases spotted over the last 5 years. Chained has found a fan-base winning over crowds with unprecedented volume and uncompromising live sound.

Obsession Destruction is an eight song double LP clocking in at over an hour in length, housed in a stunning gatefold LP with artwork created by the late Mariusz Lewandowski (Bell Witch, Obituary, Fuming Mouth.) This full length finds the band honing the songwriting and experimentation within their fundamental doom sound and elevating it to the highest caliber possible.

Chained has toured up and down the East Coast and throughout the Mid-West playing shows alongside: The Acacia Strain, Undeath, Thou, Hell, Black Tusk, Come to Grief, etc.

Recorded by Chris Teti at Silver Bullet Studios and mastered by Magnus Lingberg.

For fans of: Amenra, Inter Arma, Neurosis, Rwake, Warning

Death To False Metal Festival Preview

Death To False Metal Festival Preview
Guest Post By Chip McCabe


This weekend at The Ballroom and Outer Space in Hamden, CT we will be celebrating the launch of what we can only hope becomes one of the premiere underground metal festivals in the land. The Death To False Metal Festival features 15 bands over two nights – Nine nationally recognized touring acts, and six of the best local heavy bands CT has to offer – for a pretty nominal fee ($15 each night, so only $2 per band if you go both nights).

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Mose Giganticus + Garbage Barge TONIGHT FREE!

Mose Giganticus + Garbage Barge TONIGHT FREE!

Check the Facebook Event Page!

8pm – Free Show (donations accepted for the Touring band)
Go to Redscroll Records (24 North Colony Road Wallingford, CT 06492) and we will give you the info on where the show is!

Mose Giganticus – (Relapse Records) sounding like a cross between Mastadon and Devo, with special guest guitarist KyleWilliams of IMADETHISMISTAKE. Check ’em out –

Garbage Barge – Wallingford’s own Gwar-esque metal band.

Check out the review of this show over at Drunk on VHS!

Cinco De Metal

Cinco De Metal (5-5-10)
Occasionally we help out some friends by perpetuating their pursuits. On this coming Wednesday (Cinco de Mayo – see the clever word play in the title? Bingo.) we are helping out with a show in the area. It’s very close – so close that our back lot serves as the venue’s parking area.

Here’s your rundown:

Black Pyramid are a band out of Northampton with a description that goes, “Black Pyramid play doom with the rumbling down-tuned tones of stoner metal gods like Sleep, Electric Wizard, and High On Fire, but with the epic arrangements of old school metal and doom acts such as Black Sabbath, Pentagram, and The Obsessed. Add to the sonic brew perfectly executed forays into vintage psych and progressive rock, along with the apocalyptic lyrical ravings about war, the occult, and general alienation, and you’ve got an accurate picture of what the band is all about. Prepare to be crushed by the weight of the Black Pyramid…”

Let the Night Roar feature a former member of Leviathan and Malevolent Creation. I’m only saying that because it seems to be said over and over wherever I look. This band stands on its own merits. Here’s some press: These guys combine the doom parts of High On Fire and Sleep with the dirty sound of Celtic Frost and Venom. Very important to bands of this sound. I believe that Let The Night Roar will manage to put their name next to all the other important bands of the sound. —-HARM Magazine

And finally and most eagerly anticipated are our friends in Nightbitch which features Phil of Hour of 13 and Ryan from Ipsissimus (among other righteous brethren). “Riffs and sleaze.” Black Sabbath. The occult. Alucarda. Haxan. Asphyxiation. Walpurgisnacht. First show.