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ATWAR115BONG - Bethmoora 2xLP PREORDER

Released: August '14




Bong's debut full-length, this has been long unavailable and I thought it was long-overdue to see it come out on vinyl given recent reissues of their other records.
This is Bong as I remember them when they first started out; there's a primitive, sparse and lonely sound to the first tune, "The Stone Mountain". It's almost a continuation of bass player/vocalist Dave Terry's previous band - the masterful Trollman Av Ildtoppberg - and is a mysterious, stoned-out hymn to lost and forgotten spirits, resplendent with some wild 70s Japanese psych soloing.
Second track (and side) Bethmoora in contrast is an 18-minute stoner meditation: led by sitar this is total kosmiche music, proof that Bong are infulenced as much by the late 60s Krautrock scene (particularly Popol Vuh, Gunter Schickert, Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream etc) as they are by Sleep and Hawkwind. Drop out!
Taking up an entire LP is their hypnotic cover of Pink Floyd's "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun"; building up over the course of some 20 minutes from silence, it's a masterful display of repetition and trance, with thunderous, booming vocals and white noise guitar solo wipeouts from Mike Vest. Genius!
Everything's been remastered specifically for vinyl by Adam Richardson of Ramesses/11Paranoias and sounds the absolute business. Heavy duty.
Very chuffed to be doing this as Bong have been one of my favourite bands for many years now and I've known them all from putting them on and being down in Newcastle etc for many years, so it feels like it's come full circle to get this out there!

This is a VERY expensive release to do so I very much appreciate all pre-orders. Don't make me sell any of my own records again please! I realise that parting with your money some time before a release is a big thing to do so I'm trying something a bit new here, selling them a bit cheaper as a bit of a reward to those who have the faith in At War to deliver the goods!

500 copies double LP in heavy gatefold sleeves. First 100 from me come on black and silver swirl vinyl.

**************COLOURED VINYL SOLD OUT**************





£14



PRE-ORDER PRICE £14. This is cheaper than the price upon release of £16. Postage on these is as follows: £3 UK, £7 Europe, £9 World. If you're after more than one then I can do bulk postage of a few copies much cheaper via courier, get in touch and I'll work it out!

ATWAR153MISSILES OF OCTOBER - Don't Panic LP

Released: August '14




Right, first things first: I know the artwork's shite. What did Bo Diddley say so eloquently about judging a book? Well, take Bo's advice, I usually do! 100% freedom of expression to bands where I like it or not, that's how it is!
Anyway, that aside, this Belgian three-piece are great. Top class driving noise rock with a big punk influence, very heavily influenced by the great 16 in their ability to make crunching Am-Rep style noise rock but with a very listenable punk backbone. Not quite the feedback-laden dirge of say, Throat, but more of an emphasis on driving, stripped-back ferocity. Top stuff!

300 copies in pro sleeves.

Co-released with Dingleberry, Bonobo Stomp and Pogo Records.



£7

ATWAR150DAWNRIDER - The Third Crusade CD

Released: August '14




Third album from one of Europe's most solid doom bands. Dawnrider of Portugal aren't out to reinvent the hammer here, and to be honest, when I'm in the mood for DOOM METAL that is not what I want!
They play heavy, rocking doom with a nice bluesy edge and satsifying, fat production. Nice use of organ, particularly on single "Cry Of The Vampire", which has a real Paul Chain/Death SS sound to it.
Europe never gave up on doom and Dawnrider remind me a lot of the bands coming out in the early 2000s like Violet Vortex and Well Of Souls, proudly holding the banner aloft! This one will most definitely appeal to fans of the last BLOOD FARMERS album, treading a very similar sound to the American legends.


1000 copies, jewel case and 8 page booklet.

Co-released with Raging Planet from Portugal.



£5

ATWAR157 & ATWAR158SETE STAR SEPT - Best Hit Collection 2004-2009 / Tape Collection 2013 CDs

Released: July '14




Get both CDs at a nice price. POSTAGE INCLUDED HERE!! Bearing in mind it costs a fiver to send one CD to the USA these days this is a great deal!



£8 PPD UK/£10 PPD WORLD

ATWAR157SETE STAR SEPT - Best Hit Collection 2004-2009 CD

Released: July '14




This has been a long time coming. Entirely it must be said because of dealing with other labels, something I am going to almost entirely avoid from now on apart from a very small number of trusted, honest guys who I know won't try and steal or lie at any point.
Aaaaaaanyway......the music. This is a collection of some of 7S7's favourite tracks. For a band who have so many releases; splits, tapes, weird formats etc, a nice wee CD with some of their best stuff for the price of a 7" is a good idea I reckon. I still firmly believe the CD has a valid place, particularly when vinyl is getting more expensive and ridiculous all the time!


The best noisecore currently going if you ask me, absolutely raging mad grind, intense as fuck but with a sense of humour. Top class!

500 copies, arigato packs (like the ones I used for the Locrian CD years ago!), with inserts and OBI strip. Nice foil print too.

Co-released with a bunch of labels; I'd usually tell you to buy from them but fuck them all. Took me months and only after massive hassles and threats got Revulsion to send me copies and the rest of them sat back and weren't any help either. DIY or don't ya pricks.



£4

ATWAR158SETE STAR SEPT - Tape Collection 2013 CD

Released: July '14




This has been a long time coming. Entirely it must be said because of dealing with other labels, something I am going to almost entirely avoid from now on apart from a very small number of trusted, honest guys who I know won't try and steal or lie at any point.
Aaaaaaanyway......this is a handy wee collection of Sete Star Sept's tapes from last year, all in one handy wee package! So if you got all the tapes cos you heard it was the new thing but got them home and realised you threw out your tape player years ago cos you couldnae play your Green Day CDs on it....well, this is your salvation! Includes splits with Cogs And Sprockets, Madre Coca, ACO/ABO, Weapon Creak, Unadulterated Parasites and Resto De Feira, as well as the Overdose tape.


The best noisecore currently going if you ask me, absolutely raging mad grind, intense as fuck but with a sense of humour. Top class!

500 copies, arigato packs (like the ones I used for the Locrian CD years ago!), with inserts and OBI strip.

Co-released with a bunch of labels; I'd usually tell you to buy from them but fuck them all. Took me months and only after massive hassles and threats got Revulsion to send me copies and the rest of them sat back and weren't any help either. DIY or don't ya pricks.



£4

ATWAR144BLACK MAGICK SS - Panzerwitch 7"

Released: May '14




Long-time coming second 7" by one of the most interesting and mysterious bands I've come across in some time. They play a pretty bizarre mix of primitive moog-led 70s style rock with early death metal style vocals and an absolute disgregard for professional recording techniques. With a tin-can sound that reminds me loads of SLOTH (which is maybe why I think these guys are so great), as well as the prevelance of Nazi-style symbolism throughout their artwork, these guys are never going to be supporting Ghost or Uncle Acid on their next world stadium tour. And thank fuck for that!
Three tracks here of insanely catchy memorable music with the grim basement black metal recording sound there is. Why on earth would anyone listen to another bunch of beardy, made-up 70s, toothless "occult rock" gimps like Kadaver when stuff like this exists? Beats me.



500 copies, pro sleeves. Patches inserted in random copies.



£4

ATWAR145ARCHAGATHUS/SETE STAR SEPT/DISEKSA/TERLARANG - 4-Way Split 7"

Released: May '14




This one was a bit of a disaster getting pressed, everything that COULD go wrong did go wrong! A great idea for a split though, bunch of labels getting together and putting out four bands all playing a different style of grind from all accross the planet.
Archagathus: total gutter-grind Agathocles worship from Canada.
Sete Star Sept: blown-out crazy improv noisecore from Japan.
Diseksa: Discharge-influenced intense razor-sharp grind from Malaysia.
Terlarang: Also hailing from Malaysia, vibrant fast/thrashcore with great screaming vocals.



350 copies, black vinyl. Double-sided foldover sleeve. Split release between AWWFN, Bringer Of Gore (Germany), Nuclear Alcoholocaust (France) and NHDIYST (France). If you live closer to any of them, get this there! All excellent labels.



£4

ATWAR142COMMUNION OF THIEVES/DENDRITIC ARBOR - Split 7"

Released: May '14




Communion Of Thieves have been turning heads this past year or so with their brand of devestating d-beat blast, black metal intensity and punk ethic, and these two tracks showcase their style perfectly. It sounds a bit like "Under A Funeral Moon" era Darkthrone giving hardcore a go (ie better than Darkthrone giving hardcore a go now). Top marks!
Dendritic Arbor are less of a straightforward proposition, combining elements of grind, hardcore and noise to a complex, near-avant whole. Everything comes together to a satisfying whole though with some nice riffs and grooves going on.



300 copies, foldover sleeves. 200 on black vinyl, 100 on white vinyl (direct mailorder only). Split release with my fine American partner in crime, UNHOLY ANARCHY!



£4

ATWAR155RAGGED BARRACUDAS - Ragged Barracudas 7"

Released: Mar '14




Holy fuzz Batman! Here we go. Ragged Barracudas play some of the dirtiest, fuzziest swamp plues I've heard this side of the Broughtons. With a proper warm lo-fi tube amp sound, these guys have the tunes and just the right amount of eccentricity and weirdy-beardy not-quite-there about em to stand them out from the packs of snooze-inducing garage rockers.
The lazy drawl vocals sound like the singer's in mourning (or perhaps the record's playing at slightly the wrong speed) and it often sounds like the band haven't quite decided if they've finished the jam, with another wild solo emerging from the mire of superfuzz. To mis-quote Dirty Harry: sure to blow your head cleeean awwwf!



Split release between AWWFN, Unholy Anarchy, Cardinal Fuzz, Who Can You Trust? and Motorwolf. Get it from your nearest dealer! 600 copies, 100 all on black vinyl with pro foldover sleeves. Amazing artwork by the always brilliant Adam Burke. Jukebox-style big hole 7"!



£4

ATWAR151FILTHPACT - Resurrected Under Condemnation CD

Released: Mar '14




After making a comeback a couple of years ago, Scotland's hardest-working punk grinders Filthpact have decided to call it a day once more! To commemorate this we've put together this wee anthology of all the tracks recorded in the interim, available here in one handy package for less than the cost of a 7"!
These guys should need little introduction: always a formidable live force, they do a good job of translating their fierce, intense and energetic grinding rabble to tape, and the 20 tracks here are testament to that. Staunch supporters of the DIY punk ethic, to Filthpact the music is a vehicle for more than just making some tunes and that's why I love them! Grind punk that gets to the heart of what the genre is all about.
Included on this comp are the split 7"s with Debacle, Kansalaistottelematttomuus and Chulo, split 10" with Sufferinfuck, and the "Covered In Filth" cassette.



1000 copies, co-release with the band. Nice recycled card gatefold sleeves with lyric sheet.



£3

ATWAR138BONESAW - The Illicit Revue CD

Released: Nov '13




At long last, the second full-length from the UK's finest death metal band!

Bonesaw have been hard at it for a few years now and although there have been a slew of split releases in the past while, it seems quite incredible that this is only their second album! Playing as they do old school death metal, aficionados of the genre will be pleased to learn that on this record they are not breaking any new ground but instead treading once more the grim and filthy road paved years past by Autopsy, Death, Master and Massacre with a degree of skill and nuance unparralleled in much of modern death metal.

The tone is dirty, grimy, underground; the guitars have a total buzzsaw sound, underpinned by death-knell bass lines straight outta Retribution For The Dead. There are slow, doomy moments and there are fast, neck-breaking grinding parts too...all boxes ticked in the "old school death metal" checklist really. Any record that has the lyrics "take your crucifix and shove it up your arse" is always gonna get top marks, right?

1000 copies in 4-panel digipaks with poster lyric insert. Artwork by Dennis Dread (Darkthrone/Autopsy/Abscess etc). Co-released with the fine Unholy Anarchy in the USA. Get it from him if you're closer please!



£5

ATWAR138BONESAW - The Illicit Revue CD + TSHIRT

Released: Nov '13




Save yourself some pennies and get both shirt and CD for an ultra-low price! 12 quid including postage for a CD and a tshirt!!!

Comes with silk-screened tshirt, double sided. Artwork by Dennis Dread (Darkthrone/Autopsy/Abscess etc). Unholy Anarchy will have shirts too so get from him if you're ordering outside Europe. I've included a "rest of World" price below in case anyone is picking more stuff up from me and wants to shore up their order.

PLEASE remember to state your size when ordering!!!



£12 ppd UK/£16 ppd Europe/£20 ROW

ATWAR124VOM - Altered States LP

Released: June '13




After releasing one of the finest debuts to come out of Glasgow in years, Vom have had this one gestating for quite long enough! This follow-up to 2009's "Primitive Arts" continues with their signature shamanistic-cult goth sound and ups the ante considerably in density and foreboding atmosphere, whilst also exploring more of a "pop" sensibility on a couple of tracks, and even ends with a quasi-martial industrial track which sounds to these ears bang-on early Mortiis!

Vocals are still pushed quite far back in the mix and are much more overtly early Sisters Of Mercy here, with drummer Matt only contributing his heavily-reverbed power electronic-esque moans to a couple of songs. Drumming is very minimal (recently they moved to a drum machine for a while) but lethally effective, and the whole thing is driven along by pounding, simple bass lines, cut through by wailing guitar lines.

Vom aren't a band to pander to the crowd and after four years since the last album this is a more than worthy follow-up which still maintains the drive and intensity of the debut without re-hashing. Best band in Scotland hands down!

250 copies on black vinyl.



£8

ATWAR131THROAT - Manhole LP

Released: July '13






Finally a full-length from my favourite noise rock band! I absolutely love everything about these guys, from the driving, pulverising ultra-repetitive riffing, really caustic, in-your-face production job to the bizarre, bold, grotedque artwork they use. There's something really GRIMY to everything about these Finns, from the really rusty guitar sound to the fact that this LP comes with a 12x12" insert of personal ads for men who like to be peed on and stuff.

If your boat has ever been floated by AmRep, can't be arsed with Unsane any more, and thought Helmet went crap after their first record then do yourself a favour and check these guys out!

PS - after waiting what I think was two years to get anything back from the lying wee snake that is Andrew Hartwell of Aurora Borealis, he did send me back a few copies of the Throat 12" I put out a while back (along with some copies of the Black Sun LP, great!), so copies of a long sold-out release available for six quid if you're after one!

500 copies on black vinyl with insert and download code for the iPlop generation. Co-release with Kaos Kontrol, Made In Kansas, Rejuvenation: get from them if they're closer please, do a turn for the underground etc etc!



£8

ATWAR127UP YOUR BUCKET / SCREAMING BRAIN - Split 7"

Released: June '13




Up Your Bucket are the new band from Big Daddy, drummer in one of my all-time favourite bands, KILSLUG! The two tracks on offer here are along similar druggy dirge punk lines but with a less lethargic delivery, almost reminiscent of Electric Wizard's new driving, schlocky garage riffs. Some of the best stuff I've heard in ages, cannot wait to hear a full album by these guys!

Screaming Brain are from Macedonia and play a very off-kilter type of punk. It's definitely been informed by later Black Flag and maybe some of the other oddball SST bands of the mid 80s but they have at their base a melodic euro-punk core with a couple o great singalong choruses.

A cracking split release and another belter on the "things to accomplish before you die" list crossed off by having cartoon genius Mike Diana do the artwork.

350 copies with full colour sleeve and insert. SPlit release with Insulin Addicted. Mainland Europe customers would most likely be cheaper getting this from them!



£4

ATWAR130GRIMPEN MIRE - A Plague Upon Your Houses CD


Released: Mar '13




After taking bloody ages to decide on how to do the packaging properly finally this record is ready to drop! Grimpen Mire are one of the finest heavy bands in the UK right now and came on to my radar several years ago when I saw them playing the 1 in 12 in Bradford. This is "sludge" in that it's properly heavy and has tons of dissonance and screeching feedback, but these guys are from the "Sabbath home" of Birmingham and aim to hit you with the same bleak, grey life view that was so brilliantly captured on that opening toll of the first Sabbath record. There's not a stoner riff, a groovy chorus or an "ooh yeah" anywhere to be heard here (thank fuck!), this is entirely dense, negative doom metal.
Taking the untouchable template of Winter, Hellhammer and Frost, slowing things down a bit (though there are a few pacy moments here) and turning it up past 11 with a real indutrial town mentality is what these guys are all about. It seems the downer doom bubble has popped and everyone's taking on these current hard times by llstening to party riff bands, but I get the distinct impression Grimpen Mire don't really give too much of a fuck about that.
Cast thyself down in prostration before the fulsome horror of...the Grimpen Mire!

500 copies on CD, 4 page booklet inside a thick PVC oversleeve with text by Gaendaal of Wraiths.



£4

ATWAR126VARIOUS - Incident At Ape Canyon CD


Released: Mar '13




Very chuffed to be involved with this international (grind)core compilation. This release is kind of what it's all about for me: a bunch of great bands, released in cooperation with a bunch of great labels throughout the world, and sold at a cheap price. No coloured vinyl, no "NO TRADES, WHOLESALE ONLY!", no exclusive licence deals: just a whole CD's worth of great underground music.
Everything here is exclusive to this release, and included here are: Violent Headache (Spain), Captain Three Leg (USA), Wadge (Canada), Iron Butter (USA), Rupture (Australia), Fossil Fuel (USA), Pantalones Abajo Marinero (Japan), Whoretorn (France) and Dysmorfic (Italy). A solid 80 minutes of fantastic underground metal, the highlights for me are the VH tracks (originally intended to be a split 12" with Anticlerical in 1996), great all-over the place stuff from the impossible-to-pin-down Captain Three Leg, Wadge's intense and unique brand of grind, a top bunch of savage Ozzy grind from Rupture's sessions for the Brutal Truth split, and total retarded drum machine daftness from tardcore legends (and Sockeye project) Fossil Fuel. Get it!!!
Massive thanks on this one go to Andy from Mortville Noise. A really good guy who essentially organised the whole project and probably doesn't care about taking any of the praise. Cheers pal!

500 copies on CD w/8 page booklet. The following labels are involved, please buy from your closest label to save on postage costs: DIY Noise (USA), Hurts to Hear Records (USA), Pure Fckn' Hate Prod. (France), Luchacore Records (S.Korea)



£4

ATWAR119NIGHTSTICK - Rock And Roll Weymouth CD


Released: Oct '12




Here we go, the heaviest band in the world! A bit too weird and experimental for the regular doom crowd, too bludgeoningly heavy for the avante-garde folk, NIGHTSTICK were always a bit of a red-headed stepchild at the party. Albeit a red-headed stepchild smoking crack and punching the kid who's party it was in the face. Having recorded this record over twelve years ago and facing the apathy of safe world of big metal labels, finally Rock And Roll Weymouth finds a home at At War With False Noise!

As a teenager in the mid-to-late 90s, the metal mainstream was clogged up almost entirely with trendy boring shit and hearing Nightstick for the first time was an absolute revelation for me. I loved how their songs would often just completely fall apart under their own sheer weight and power, meandering under a brutal bass tone of psychedelic guitar freakout for a while before coming back for another assault. Rob Williams was the drummer in the great SIEGE and it seems that being in the band who invented grindcore wasn't enough and slowing it down and turning it up were the only things left to do.

Anyway...to the album! This record kinda loosely follows Floyd's Ummagumma with each member of the band contributing a solo piece, along with three long album tracks. The album kicks off at breakneck pace with the band's title song - quite possibly their best tune ever and bests even Pig In Shit for sheer catchy destruction - which halfway through blows itself out in a cloud of psychedelic haze. Emerging from this is the banjo-infused "Let Your Freak Flag Fly", which ends with a hilarious message from the lamest promoter of all time trying to explain why he shat it from putting them on live. "The Boot Of Discipline" is total heavy-duty mantra time and everything is rounded off with a caveman doom version of Also Sprach Zarathustra.

Needless to say, to put out a lost album from one of my favourite bands is a mighty honour for myself and for me this is their best record ever (yet?!). ENJOY!



500 copies in a matte six-panel digipak.



£5

BATTLESTORM tshirt

    Released: Feb '12

    Double-sided tshirt. White print on a black shirt, limited to 50 copies only.



    £5

ATWAR107FELLWOODS - Wulfram CD

    Released: Feb '12

    Broadening the At War roster's sonic palate further, Portland, Oregon's Fellwoods give us a slab of bluesey, hard-edged rock with a great vintage 70s sound.
    I'm loathe to do so, but I'm sure these guys (formerly The Moss) will be lumped in with the current "retro-rock" revival, which includes some great bands, and some questionable bandwagon-jumpers. The major differentiator for me is the ability to just write a GOOD TUNE-unconsciously and without pretence-and Fellwoods most definitely do that!
    It's very stripped-down, direct and raw blues rock which gives a heavy nod to the proto metal of the self-titled Bang LP, the first Sir Lord Baltimore record and even early Judas Priest (Rocka Rolla is an absolutely minsunderstood classic in my opinion). The vocals aren't a million miles away from Halford early caterwaul either and fit with the sense of kinetic urgency throughout. There are some fantastic psychedelic spacey passages going on too,refelected in the beautfiful cover art by vocalist/guitarist Adam Burke.
    I'll be doing a split 7" with doom masters Ice Dragon soon, and these guys are away on tour with Uzala later on this year too; expect big things! You heard it here first.

    500 copies, jewel case. Vinyl is forthcoming on Bear Trail Records from Sweden later on!



    £4

ATWAR092OLD HEAD - Maximum Rock CD

    Released: Jan '12

    Here we go, start 2012 as we mean to go on! This is possibly one of the most atypical of At War releases so far in that it's not got any experimental basis to it at all and well, it does exactly what it says on the tin: MAXIMUM ROCK. I kinda feel that AWWFN is my label and so it should reflect my tastes to a large degree, and so "more metal" may indicate the general trajectory the label is going in.

    Anyway, enough of the bullshit: Old Head are fucking great! Essentially this is grind maniacs TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION playing a great fusion of early 90s-style thrash and classic rock stylings, with the inimitable Megadan Tumelo on vocals. Just check the back cover of the CD: Dan has the HEAVY METAL comic logo tattooed on his arm: nuff said! Anyway: to the music. Old Head's roots are most defiitely in 70s rock; the three covers on this record are testament to that: "Fat Man" by Jethro Tull, a refreshingly non-obvious Sabbath cover in "Rock And Roll Doctor" and my favourite, a thrash re-imagining of CSNY's "Cut My Hair". Maybe it's the sentiment but that song is just a belter! OH have their own style though, and that is brilliant catchy riffs, superb tight-as-fuck drumming (Rich Hoak - you may have heard of him - his day job is to pound the skins in on the of greatest grind bands ever, Brutal Truth), great sing-a-long heavy metal choruses (as they should be!) and superb, really beefy production.

    This record basically had me feeling like I was a teenager again, and at a time when trends just seem to be dictating the music industry at a major level and in the underground, Old Head play what they like to play because they have to, and I am absolutely 100% behind that!

    "We are a band called Old Head, taking rock and roll back from the dead
    We don't praise satan, we don't praise god, and to the old school we give a nod"

    If you want to give it a listen, the whole thing is now up at Bandcamp to stream for free here: http://oldhead.bandcamp.com/album/maximum-rock

    CD in jewel case with 8 page booklet, 500 copies.



    £3

ATWAR029ALKERDEEL - Luizig CD

    Released: Dec '11

    New (and final) reissue of the long-sold out demo tape that Funeral Folk put out in an edition of 66 copies and I released in an edition of 500 a couple of years ago. People keep asking if this will be available again and since the new Alkerdeel album is imminent (next month!!!) we figured we may as well do another run at a low price to let those who missed out first time hear what all the hassle is about. This is some of the most filthy, disgusting stuff I've ever heard; one long track that goes from all-out black metal fuzz to passages of total low-end DOOM to seriously disturbed ambient passages, all sounding like it was recorded on somebody's walkman in a dungeon somewhere. 20-odd minutes of totally harrowing bleakness. True Belgian nihilism!!

    New "red edition" co-released with Consouling Sound. Fold-over card insert in a PVC sleeve. 500 copies.
    Free post on this if you purchased with any other item.



    £2

ATWAR101FORDELL RESEARCH UNIT - The Illusion Of Movement CD

Released: Nov '11




Absolutely chuffed to be putting this out after talking about it for literally years. FRU is one of the absolute best drone bands not just in the UK but on the planet and over the past few years I've seen Fraser (and then Fraser and Grant) play some of the most dense, suffocatingly heavy drone noise time and time again that has only been surpassed by the untouchable Culver.
Lee Stokoe's work is a good basis for comparison if you're a FRU virgin and they tread similar sound-in-a-vaccum stasis and churning, crunching, collapsing-building noise as Gateshead's finest. This band is a major force in its own right though and there's a real foreboding horror movie atmosphere going on here.
Really glad to be bringing this band to a bigger audience and I just hope this leads to giving these guys the attention they so thoroughly deserve!

500 copies jewel case, co-release with BRAW RECORDS of Edinburgh. Nick's a nicer guy than me, puts on good gigs and has a moustache, get it off him too!



£3

ATWAR074THE GUILT OF... - The Guilt Of... LP

Released: Mar '11



Debut full-length from Mike Williams (Eyehategod, Arson Anthem) and Ryan McKern (Wolvhammer). This is very different to Mike's usual output and provides him with the perfect outlet for his singular, dark world view. Early industrial, punk, electro and noise are all references here and are tied together by Williams' distinctive vocal style. This is some very dark stuff and definitely has the feel of Eyehategod even though it's got a totally different sound. Reference points: (early) Skinny Puppy, Throbbing Gristle, Suicide, Head Of David. Equal parts primitive industrial, noise and punk; most certainly their most fully-realised recording to date by some way.

500 copies, pro sleeve. 250 on black, 250 on purple vinyl. ***Please state which colour you'd like if you have a preference!***



£6

ATWAR093REDRIGHTHAND - They Sang And Chanted For Hours, Then The Locked In Hundreds Set Themselves Ablaze CD

Released: Mar '11



I've been involved in albums that have taken a long time to come out before (usually my fault) but this one takes the biscuit! Originally recorded in 2004 this record never saw the light of day and has until now been doing the rounds on the blog circuit and talked about in hushed veneration throughout the underground.
I've had this recording for about fie years now and it still sounds as utterly heavy as the first time I was blown away by it!
RRH played quite a bit in the UK and built up quite a name for themselves over the years, and this record is a perfect distillation of their sound: incredibly slow, interminably heavy and possessing an atmosphere of complete and utter despair that I don't think has been matched since. For me, this record is probably the best document of the UK sludge/doom sound and should be held in the same regard as many others who have came and went since. The bands other members were in/went on to be in speaks for itself: vocalist Peet was in Hard To Swallow and Narcosis, Robbo went on to do They Are Cowards, Thomas and Paul were both in Charger and now play in Ocksen, and Paul Rauschen was in Like A Kind Of Matador and went on to At War's own Gruel.
I'm very chuffed to be the label finally putting this out and opening it up to a bigger audience at long last!

500 copies, regular jewel case with "manifesto" insert hidden behind the CD tray.



£3

ATWAR091HAARE - Madon Evankeliumi CD

Released: Nov '10



It's taken long enough but I'm chuffed to finally be doing a release with one of my favourite noise (I sue this in the loosest term) artists going around right now, Finland's Haare. This is total swirling psychedelia, incredibly heavy shifting tides of drone with evil organ lines permeating the noise. I can't better the description Haare himself gave it: "a slow, heavy bell". Based on source sounds provided by Olly Pearson, Chris Chantler and Dom Finbow. You may have heard of them!
500 copies in an A5 pro-printed foldover wallet and PVC sleeve. Amazing art by Andrew Labanaris (Electric Wizard and MOSS).



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ATWAR077MAURIZIO BIANCHI - Computers S.P.A./Com.SA 2xCD

Released: Nov '10



Second in the At War series of early CD issues of tapes by noise legend MB. This has been a long time coming and I promise the next installment (Mectypo/Blut since you ask) won't take so long and should surface early next year. Both these albums are lofi, featuring very primitive use of synthesiser, tape loops and tape manipulation. There's a real charm and otherwordly feel to them, There's something very precient about MB's explorations into the computer world with his sounds on these records, particularly given the nature of most modern noise music and how nobody still has managed to replicate the feeling of his early works with the technology available. As ever, highly recommended to all with an interest in noise music and its history.
500 copies, double jewel case.



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ATWAR090GRUEL - Gruel CD

Released: Oct '10



CD issue of this instant classic of avant-sludge. This is the only recording Gruel made, or will ever make since they announced their recent split, and what a testament it is! Like The Melvins playing King Crimson's "Red" album, this is at both theatrical, beautifully composed, and troglodyte-ianly heavy. Utterly immersive, each passage of quiet atmospherics is shattered by a barrage of brilliant repetitious riffing. Four 15 minute-long songs and it's totally captivating from start to finish. Will definitely be right up the alleys of those into Melvins, Swans, Grief, Throbbing Gristle, Goblin, Harvey Milk etc etc etc.
500 copies in a stickered PVC sleeve, with the disc wrapped in a big double-sided full colour poster.



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ATWAR064VARIOUS - Viva Negativa! A Tribute To The New Blockaders Vol I: UK CD


Released: May '10



Volume I in a series of UK / European / US and Japanese artists' tributes to the pioneering UK Noise group The New Blockaders including exclusive tracks by: Nocturnal Emissions, Smell & Quim, Dieter Muh, Putrefier, srmeixner, Cheapmachines, Evil Moisture, Ashtray Navigations, Jazzfinger, Mutant Ape, Anomali, Halalchemists (incl. members of Skullflower, Culver, Snotnosed, Romance & Marzuraan)

"We are The New Blockaders. Blockade is resistance. It is our duty to blockade and induce others to blockade: Anti-books, anti-art, anti-music, anti-clubs, anti-communications. We will make anti-statements about anything and everything. We will make a point of being pointless."

So read the 1982 manifesto of TNB. A group who, more than any other, define the essence of true Noise music both in art and in act. Their influence on the current crop of popular crossover Noise artists such as Prurient and Wolf Eyes is immeasurable. Emerging at the beginning of the 1980s alongside the Industrial grind of Throbbing Gristle and the harsh, abrasive Power Electronics of Whitehouse, TNB stood out through a purity of vision. Their first record, 1982's 'Changez Les Blockeurs', is noise in its most rudimentary form: metallic grating sounds and analogue feedback redefined what could be classified as music. Its abstract form and Dadaist construction challenged all that had appeared before. Its anti-music approach presented a recording closer to the theory-driven work of Einsturzende Neubauten than their supposed contemporaries. They would appear rarely and when they did it would be in anonymity. The records would emerge even more infrequently with little information and in tiny runs. Collaborations in recent years with artists such as Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Merzbow have brought their anti-sound to a younger and diverse audience. The metal-bashing of K2, the awkwardness of Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock, the density of Macronympha and the abrasiveness of Merzbow all owe something to the anti-music of TNB. They can truly be credited as pioneers of Noise music as we know it today.

This is the first in four unique albums of today's most forward-thinking noise artists paying tribute to their masters. Expect further volumes across the globe in the coming months.
Mastered by Philip Julian. Artwork by Richard Rupenus (TNB)



500 copies, 12 page full-colour booklet.



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ATWAR052NOMA/REJECTAMENTA - Split CD

Released: September '09



When I started doing the label this was what I always intended it to be: releasing great music by people from around here who need to be heard! Well, here ya go!
This CD combines two of Glasgow's best experimental bands, neither of which really seem to get the credit or attention they deserve. John Comar AKA Noma has been wowing audiences for a few years now with his constantly changing live sets, a slew of CDr releases on various labels, and as an auxilliary member of metal powerhouse Black Sun, but this is his first "proper" CD release. He takes on two tracks here, the first is a slowly-building tone-fest. Very ambient, and hauntingly beautiful...bascially what Noma does best. Next track "Amusia" is a little atypical of what most people will expect. Imposing thuds are interjected by what sounds like some form of screeching metallic machine being thrown down some stairs, electronic blasts. Surreal, bizarre, unpredictable....very Noma.
This is only the second ever release by Adam Cresser's Rejectamenta, and his one track here, "SSilence" is a follow-up to his CDr on At War from a couple of years ago entitles SServant. This couldn't be any further away from silence, total overload of a billion circuit-bent instruments all melded together into one massive orchestral binary cacophany. Lovely hooks come here and there, the whole thing takes a few listens just to figure out what the hell is going on, great stuff.
500 copies, regular jewel case with "reversed" art.



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ATWAR065CHEER - Singing Sand cassette

Released: September '09



I've loved everything Cheer has touched since I first heard him a few years ago and to be honest it's pretty criminal that in three years of doing At War this is the first time we've ever done anything together.
The cassette format really works well for the uniquely warm, organic sound Cheer manages to so effotlessly make. Some beautiful acoustic guitar strums here, field recordings and tonal experiments. Brings to mind Eno in his early ambient days; there's definitely a Terr Riley/Steve Reich influence going on there, albeit via the melodic sensibilities of Smog/Arvo Part. This is probably the least "noise" of anything I've ever done, but I think that works in its favour and I'm chuffed to release such a great record by such a great guy! Support!
100 copies, full colour thick card inserts printed both sides. Orange tapes.



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ATWAR042MIKE PAGE - Mike Page CD

Released: October '08

First "solo" album from the incomparable Mike Page, he of Fire In The Head, Sky Burial etc etc. When I got sent the original cut of this record he put a note in saying something like "Here's my new record...no PE, no ambient, JUST NOISE". Whilst this IS a departure from a lot of what he's known for, it would be a travesty to describe this as JUST noise. What you get here is one lengthy plunge into the depths of carefully-constructed aural extremity, utterly loud and heavy as fuck and utilising as many extremes of tone that your poor lugs can take! Sometimes it all goes a bit quiet and you think there's going to be an extended period of aural respite...until some shrieking high-end comes in and blows away any idea of shelter from the onslaught.
I was really disappointed when Mike announced he was giving up F/I/T/H but if he keeps up this level of intensity and sheer bloodyminded bludgeon the future's bright.
500 copies on CD. Great FEAR - MORE BEER rip-off artwork (brilliant band, shite album eh!). Low low price in opposition to the fucking credit crunch!



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ATWAR021MARZURAAN - Five Years Of Fuck All CD

    Released: Feb '08

    At last!!! We've had this one brewing for months now and it's well worth the wait! What started off as a small run of CDrs has become At War's most ambitious release to date, and I'm totally fucking chuffed by it!!! This collection comprises demos, live stuff, rarities and rehearsals from the UK's most consistently interesting, forward-thinking, and just plain fucking great band of the last decade. Starting off from now and moving backwards through time to the early bedroom demo days, this CD shows Marzuraan's evolution from simplistic droning minimalism of the two bass lineup to the full-on rock beast of today.

    The album kicks off with a cover of Loop's "Afterglow", putting it through the post-Ginn blender and coming out with something great. The other cover here is a raging, lo-fi recording of Rollins Band's "Turned Inside Out", performed at the inaugural Glasgow Implodes fest a few years ago. There's a fierce, noise-ridden performance of "Nice Wang" that I think I recorded on Julian Cope's last tour (crowd (un)reaction the MZ was hilarious), the epic dark drone rock of GMT recorded at the Lord Clyde in Byker, and the aptly-named Kraut-esque monotone riff of "Earth 3" from the confusing Manbyrd cassette.

    All in all, Marzuraan do it better than anyone else going right now; be it bleak minimal droning walls of sound, controlled experiments into feedback or baws-out "post" rock, without the scene points. They sound like the late, twisted Flag stuff on a mid-period Voivod album, with Swervedriver on in the background. Played by Helios Creed. Or maybe I just talked a load of bollocks, fuck knows! Buy this record, dickhead.

    Totally great packaging by the guys at Thumbprint Press (HUGE thanks to WT for all the effort put into this, and Pete for artistic vision!); three-panel chipboard sleeve, double-sided print, with stark black letterpress and clear varnish. You may know these guys' work from the Sunn live album or one of the many Bastard Noise family releases, but this tops the lot in my opinion! Top banana.



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ATWAR022ZARACH'BAAL'THARAGH - ETERNAL DARKNESS CD

    Released: Jan '08



    New collection of long out-of-print demos from the French master of bedroom black metal, ZBT! This is totally raw stuff, utterly devoid of production values and often, song structure. This disc comprises some of ZBT's more considered, "musical" demos, from the repetitive dirge of "Primitive Era", the unrestrained wail and incoherence of "Apocalypse" to the thrash-esque precise riffing of "El Borak". While this is often a difficult listen, the riffs are fucking great - opener "In Your Grave" is total Vulcano/Sarcofago-style South American-influenced filth - and the underground attitude and amateurish sound contributes to the true black metal atmosphere that so may lack these days. ZBT is obviously influenced by Les Legiones Noires, with jarring tremolo guitar, off-kilter production and is as mysterious and just plain weird as those bands were. For fans of bedroom BM like Striborg or cult LLN such as Mutiilation, Belketre etc.
    Classic B&W art in tribute to the old masters! This is a full CD, NOT CDr.

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ATWAR018SLOTH - A WHOLE OTHER WORLD OF FUN AKA 13 SONGS 13 SAMPLES CD

    Released: Nov '07



    The first At War CD release is finally out!! Ohio's SLOTH have been creating some of the most fucked up, weird, funny music of the past 10+ years and this is their first ever CD full-length album! Known for split records with bands such as Corrupted, Grief, Floor, Upsidedown Cross, Noothgrush etc etc, this album sees Sloth in a much more musically diverse frame of mind than usual. The painful sludge noise is still there but there's an altogether more considered approach. There's piano on it for fuck's sake. Weird lo-fi songs that sound like they were written by a fucked up kid mix sit happily with garage rock high end jams and tar pit slo-mo doom dirges. The "13 samples" are bang on and the humour is as bizarre and hilarious as ever.
    Full CD (NOT A CDr) with full colour 4 page booklet, drawn by artist-in-chief Uberneecie and coloured in by a group of five year olds from Glasgow.

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ATWAR043CULVER / SEPPUKU - Dedicated To Soledad Miranda CD

Released: Mar '09

Very proud to get this one out! First time on CD for both these bands: Culver, possibly the most under-appreciated "experimental" musician in the UK who's been making some of the most awe-inspiring drone/noise for years. For those of you who don't know, Lee Stokoe plays bass in Geordie post-whatever geniuses Marzuraan as well as being the current foil to Matthew Bower's walls of scraping guitar noise in Skullflower, but Culver is his "main" project. On this CD he gives us a 30 min+ deluge of harrowing.bassy drone. It starts off like the sound of the generator from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and similarly purveys a sense of crawling dread at what is to come. Soon things get more desperate before being crushed into oblivion by a wall of crushing amplifier noise, which slowly develops into a more sedative shifting tone that wouldn't have been out of place on a Conrad Schnitzler record in the 70s. Perfect!

Seppuku give us two tracks in very different styles....first track "Inga" sees a full band play some unbearably heavy doom. Ushered in by what sounds like a tolling bell, this gives way to some Throbbing Gristle-esque hydraulic pumping before the guitars kick in and everything is laid to waste. Brutal low frequencies and inhuman low/screaming vokilllllls....heavy duty! Second track Emanuelle is enhanced by the appearance of Deek and Stevie from Messiah Complex; sounds very post-industrial power electronics, with walls of bleak static forming the backbone of the track, interspersed with what sounds like post-apocalyptic winds of death, and some distorted lines of screeched vocal. Unpleasant.

Comes in a jewel case with a 12-page glossy booklet featuring pics of my favourite euro-babes. Released in tribute to the most beautiful woman to have ever graced the world with her presence, Soledad! 500 copies.




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ATWAR143PISSDEADS / DEATHWANK - Split 7"

Released: Feb '14






NOISECORE here we go!
Pissdeads is a one-man band from Russia who's been grinding out his own brand of sloppy noisecore/grind for a good few years now. This side is sloppy blurr/grind with ultra-harsh distorted vocals and viscious high-end from the drums.
Deathwank are a side-project of superb grinders Sufferinfuck and this is their first appearance on vinyl after a raft of tapes on various labels. Very, very harsh sound going on here: the recording is pushed so far into the red instruments are barely discernable and the screaming vocals cut right through everything. There are some fucki great riffs going on here though, and this defiitely skirts with a more traditional grind sound more often than the ultra-short blasts of many other bands of the genre. Brilliant stuff! My only complaint is there's no songs titles, cos they're usually class!

300 copies, split between the following great labels: Shy Bairns, Vile Noise, Sacrificial Tapes, No Bread, Bringer Of Gore.



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ATWAR149BISMUTH / UNDERSMILE - Split LP

Released: Feb '14





Here we have a split from two of the UK's best new wave of heavy doom!

Bismuth are a two-piece from Nottingham and make one of the most unholy rackets on just a bass and drums I've ever heard put to tape! Their side of this split is a 17 minute slow-motion low-end rumble, with shudderingly low bass frequencies cut through by high-picthed wailing screams. It all comes to a creeping lull of feedback and dense tone toward the end.

Undersmile's track is a droning funeral mantra of epic proportions. Taking the sombre majesty of the classic funeral doom sound and introducing a more sludge mentality, this is a plodding, enthralling side of wax, and the twin non-screamy female vocals really set it apart. Excellent!

Stunning Tony Roberts artwork which suits the mood of these bands perfectly and remids me of the grandiose illustrations from the original publication of The Hobbit!

Split release between AWWFN, Tartarus and Graanrepubliek. 300 copies, 100 on black/red swirl (SOLD OUT!) and 200 on black vinyl. Let me know which colour you'd prefer please.



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ATWAR146HAIKAI NO KU - Octopoidal Monolith cassette

Released: Jan '14




Second tape on At War from this great Newcastle trio. Since the first demo I put out over a year ago, HNK have released a full-length CD and an LP on Burning World, and have played at the Roadburn Festival!

This tape sees HNK away from "album" mode, being a totally free-form 30 minute plus death dirge jam. It builds up to an intense high (pun intended) at the 16 minute mark, floating in clouds of Hashishian vapour before plummeting toward the riff-filled land prophesied in "Jerusalem" years before.

While the heady influence of Fushitsusha is most certainly at the forefront, Mike Vest is still calling the shots here and there's more in common on this record with his day job with cosmic stoner warlords BONG that on any Haikai record before. One of my favourite bands going around right now, hopefully we'll be having more to come from these guys soon!

50 copies in fully printed card slipcases. Look and sound great!



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ATWAR140CULVER & LA MANCHA DEL PECADO - Collaboration 3 cassette

Released: Jan '14




It's been a couple of years now since I last released a Culver record, so thank feck he sent me this one! There have been a few collaborations between Lee and new Mexican noiser La Mancha so far, this being the third (though I think the fourth released).

Even for Culver, this is very minimal stuff. It starts off at its harshest point, sounding like a raging stormfront, lulling to a barely-heard block fuzz. As ever with anything Culver related, it's all about TONE. There's not an awful lot going on here but these guys give everything plenty of space to breathe, giving a real feeling of dimension. As ever, top stuff.



50 numbered copies.



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ATWAR141SETE STAR SEPT / NUT SCREAMER - Split 7"

Released: Dec '13




Sete Star Sept seem to be going all-out to release splits with both every band in the current grind underground and also every band from the 90s grind underground!

SSS give us five tracks of frankly utterly demented retarded noisecore. Really high-in-the-mix vocals and pretty much formless drum/bass grind, with a minute of farting about in the middle and an excellent tuneful punk number to finish! Supoib.

Nut Screamer is Steveggs of legendary noisecore band PILE OF EGGS pretty much just farting about. Ultra-phased vocals and weird noise zaps in the background, it sounds pretty much like he's being zapped with a cattle prod. "HOW IS THIS EVEN MUSIC?!" Ha! Who gives a fuck. Class 7".

300 copies in a variety of sleeves! If you care, please state which you'd prefer: red, yellow or green. Co-release with the always excellent NO FUCKIN LABELS.



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ATWAR109AMAROK / ENTH - Split LP

Released: March '12




One long track from two new ultra heavy bruisers, Amarok from the US and Poland's Enth.
Enth play funeral doom with a real old school death metal feel to it. There's a real gloomy, cloying atmosphere to it that very much brings to mind early 90s European doom bands - remember Sempiternal Deathreign? Bang on! There's a lot going on here; there's a melancholic piano line and what sounds like violin near the end. Fantastic stuff, and seriously some of the best music of this style I have heard in ages.
Amarok are more straightforward and play a style more similar to the new american sludge/doom wave of the past few years. Dual screaming/growling vocals (VERY Alan Dubin!), repetitive and slow, ultra low-end riffing and sparse but solid, driving percussion, this will definitely appeal to those into Thou, Salome, Cough and all that.
Solid release, this was a collaboration between myself and Boue and Vendetta in Europe. USA copies should be obtained from Halo Of Flies and Orca Wolf. We've had a bunch of backpatches for each band screenprinted up too; if you want the pair just add an extra pound!

500 copies. 180g vinyl with fully-printed inners.



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ATWAR135DESECRATOR - Subconscious Release LP

Released: Nov '13




Absolutely storming death metal from the UK, this is a real lost gem and I am absolutely chuffed to be reissuing it after all these years!!

This record originally came out in 1990, at the height of the death/thrash boom and I guess it may have been lost a little bit in the crowd. This is a shame because this album is a good as any of the UK death metal scene at the time, and has a real crawling, incredily heavy sound.

The production is raw but heavy, the guitars a real wall of grinding churn. There are some fantastic riffs going on here that have a real gloomy edge to them and the sheer weight carried by the songs is suffocating and dense.

Desecrator only ever released this one album (and an even more obscure demo) and original copies go for silly money on eBay so grab your chance to get this now!

300 copies on dark blue vinyl with 12x12 insert. Absolutely stunning Dan Seagrave artwork (those in the know may be familiar with this art as having appeared on an early bootleg picture disc of Morbid Angel's "Abominations Of Desolation"! Co-released with the excellent Mosh Tuneage!



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ATWAR134THE RITA - Escorting 3xLP boxset

Released: Sep '13





I've been wanting to do a release with The Rita for absolutely ages, but I'm honest, I'd always avoided it because I was scared I'd get a "no". The Rita AKA Sam McKinlay is probably my favourite proponent of harsh noise going right now and has been for some years, and this could be considered in many ways his ultimate work.

A sprawling triple LP set dedicated to the seedy underbelly of the sex trade, here The Rita works in collaboration with (or uses their source material as a basis of his noise) three of the most interesting noise units going right now: CONCERN, CALIGULA031 and MANIA.

The Rita's all-out assault on the senses possibly isn't often known for its subtlety but throughout this epic set there are so many layers, sounds, textures that there is something new and exciting to be found on each listen. An absolute masterwork of harsh noise and an instant classic of the genre!


140g black vinyl, black/polythene inner sleeve, deluxe silver-printed sleeves with two inserts, all inside a heavy-duty printed box. Limited to 199 copies and going fast! Co-release with the excellent Urashima from Italy.



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ATWAR137FILTHPACT / CHULO - Split 7"

Released: Jan '14






Final (unless there's some unreleased stuff left over) 7" from one of Scotland's best and hardest-working bands. Grindcore meets d-beat with more than a few nods to thrashing riffs and a defiantly punk sensibility is the order of the day here. Excellent stuff as always. Fuck off Donald Trump!

Chulo play pure rabid, raw grind with a total buzzbomb guitars and a tight snare sound, with lots of power violence-style changes of pace and hysterical vocals. Stunning stuff!

300 copies, split between tons of labels!




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ATWAR055WRAITHS - The Grey Emperor CD


Released: December '09

At long last: the Grey Emperor has arrived! This material was finished some time ago but the packaging has been so expensive and taken so long that it's been delayed massively.
Wraiths have been one of my favourite bands in the UK for a long time now and were one of my highlights of Glasgow Implodes last year, and it's been a pleasure to share a stage with them on several occasions now. The Grey Emperor is a real statement of intent, and shows that Wraiths are miles ahead of the rest of the drone pack with an album that is utterly drenched in dark, oppresive atmosphere and gives a genuinely creepy experience to the listener. So often Wraiths' drone kin come out with a "volume over everything else" mantra and what they do so effectively on this release is to build up tension, atmosphere, sheer black MALICE throughout the (one track's!) 60 minute running time. Less is more, and from the repetitive drum beats at the start to the howling crescendo, the constrictive anxiety of the music is never comprimised. You won't find a horn section or guest vocalists here, just total ritualistic drone evil. HAIL!


500 copies, comes in an A3 textured card gatefold wallet with the CD mounted inside, held together with a wax seal (gold, silver or red) and inside a thick A3 PVC wallet. Completely hand-made packaging in every way, which my incredibly burnt fingers will attest to!




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ATWAR136AGATHOCLES / HOGRA - Split 7"

Released: Oct '13




I always thought you weren't a proper band or label until you'd done a split 7" with Agathocles, so here we go: after 135 releases I can finally consider myself a proper label!

Agathocles give us two tracks that sound pretty much the same and are most definitely NOT in their usual style! Thos elooking for mincecore, wait for the 7" I'm doing with Archagathus! This was recorded during the "From Grey..." LP sessions (indeed one of the songs is "From Grey...To Black" and as such is in the bizarre synth-pop-grind style, with weird high-pitched vocals, drum machine and simplistic synthesiser throughout. I guess doing a split with a noise band like Hogra meant AxGx felt they had to bring out some bizarre material from the bag!

Hogra has two tracks here, the first starts with a loop that sounds a bit like the "explosion" sounds on Sutcliffe Jugend's "When Pornography Is No Longer Enough" before more grinding loops continue, overlaid with ominous heavilly-processed vocals. Sinister stuff indeed. The second track is a cacophany of high-pitched noise which ver much brings to mind the early power eletronics sound. Excellent material as ever.

I should mention that Hogra's side plays at 45 and Agathocles' at 33. I'm sure Marty Jerkoff didn't notice this when he got them in, such was his desire to get them up for sale and making cash before anyone else, or perhaps because he's a complete mongo.

300 copies, 100 on brown vinyl and 200 on black vinyl. Co-released with Unholy Anarchy and Blackseed Records in the USA. Get it from them if you're there please. Jerkoff Records was also involved but he lived up to his name and I couldn't in good conscience be sure you'd get anything for your money from this joker.



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ATWAR129RESONAUT - Sky Burial 12"

Released: June '13




Resonaut are from Norway and play some of the best heavy doom metal I've heard in ages. In the late 90s this kinda music was really unfashionable but a few bands were still grinding away at it and a very distinct sound developed. Band like Church Of Misery, Blood Farmers and Pale Divine used the Sabbath blueprint but also took note from stuff like Sleep's seminal "Jerusalem" record with its shamanistic overtones and dope-smoke haze feedback throughout and Electric Wizard's mind-bendingly heavy tones. Anyway, since then there's been a massive up-surge in interest in doom metal (a good thing!) but very few bands seem to play this style any more, with the kinda boring sludge scene taking over for a while and now the "sound EXACTLY like Sabbath/Blue Cheer" thing going on, it's really nice to see a band who just play solid doom metal without any agenda.

The two numbers on here both feel quite "epic" in scope, lots of long sustained riffs and brilliant bellowing vocals (which again remind me a lot of Blood Farmers!). The production job is top-notch, and two songs cut at 45 on a 12" is the maximal way to listen to this kinda stuff.

A cracking new Sabbath album out this very same week proves that doom metal will never die, and bands like Resonaut continue to live their legacy. Doom on!

250 copies on black vinyl.



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ATWAR066SEPPUKU / NECROCUM - Split 7"

Released: April '12




Quite possibly the longest-delayed of all At War releases, this one was recorded about four years ago I think and both bands split up long ago. I've never been one to let commercial viability get in the way of a release though and this one had to happen eventually!
Seppuku do 57 tracks of raging and weird noisecore that was much more similar to what the band attempted to play live. Heavy and off-kilter spastic stuff; each track is dedicated to a method of murder from a giallo!
Necrocum were from Germany and featured members of Taunt. Their side is more conventional grind - very lofi and with a real groove going through it - not a million miles away from the great Necrocannibalistic Vomitorium.

250 copies, yellow vinyl. Co-release with the amazing NFL from Netherlands!



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ATWAR132CSMD - Violent Space Noise Delerium/Monster Cock Rock Holocaust one-sided 12"

Released: Dec '13




One of the weirdest of At War releases, this one went to the plant in April and well, it kind of came back eventually!

We sent this one off ages ago, intending it to be 150 copies, so that two ultra-limited lathes would be available to more people! Well, as it turned out the pressing plant we used (OFM Vinyl now you ask, they've gone now anyway, but the guy who's been avoiding me like a snake is LOIC REMY who now appears to be working at official.fm) just stopped responding to me after a few months of "where are my bloody records?".
Anyway, luckily one really nice guy worked for them and helped me out by at least getting something back - he went into the plant and pressed off as many as he could and mailed them out! So there we go, a release intended to be available for longer turns out to be probably the lowest run proper vinyl you'll ever come across!

Anyway, this is a comp of two incredibly limited lathes that came out in 2008, splits with Deche Charge and Intumbesence respectively. Musically this is ultra lo-fi grinding noisecore with a mad spacey sci-fi twist from one of my favourite bands currently going. Grindcore is mainly pretty bland these days and guys like CSMD totally stand out from the pack as a band doing something REALLY original. 100% top notch!

30 copies only! Lots of different colours, most in shades of grey or blue. Every one is very different! Paste-on sleeves. Co-release with the excellent NO FUCKIN LABELS.



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ATWAR122WITH PREJUDICE - Our Never Is Always tape

Released: Aug '13




Brutal waves of screeching, violent harsh noise form the backbone of this, the second release from With Prejudice, one of the best power electronics bands I've heard in ages. Utterly dense, everything is built up through tons of layers of sheet metal clatter, static and industrial crunch, with heavy-reverb vocals fighting against the tide. There are moments of lull where you can have a moment to catch yolur breath before the onslaught recommences.



50 copies in nice screen-printed card box-style sleeves.



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ATWAR108SATAN'S SATYRS - Wild Beyond Belief! LP REPRESS

Released: Apr '13




Combining the super-fuzz garage sensibilities of Davie Allen And The Arrows and the catchy riffing and keen sense of songwriting of the "new" Electric Wizard, Satan's Satyrs have injected a youth breath of fresh air into the oft staid confines of the crypt of underground metal this past year or so through a series of ultra-limited singles and EPs. Wild Beyond Belief! is the first full-length and delivers on the promise of those early demos and then some.
I got chatting with Clay of SS a wee while back over a mutual love of late 60s biker movies, and they really form the basis of this record; from the artwork and the lyrics ("Ride Devils, ride, ride Sadist 69!") to the lo-fi recording sounding like it could've come straight from a greasy backstreet Grindhouse showing Hell's Angels On Wheels. There are no boring "drone" elements here, there's no chin-stroking/beards anywhere in sight, and the exploitation schlock element has a firm basis rather than some clown who watched Susperia cos Electric Wizard said they liked it and Googled "occult flares lol" in search of an album cover. It's just TUNES and ATTITUDE. Right on!

Repress due to eBay and Discogs jokers trying to make a quick buck. I know who you are, fuck off!

350 copies on black vinyl. Heavyweight sleeves with gloss finish. Comes with an A3 double-sided poster.



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ATWAR133SATAN'S SATYRS / OHMWAR - Split 7"

Released: Aug '13




Here we go! New single from two of the best, most raging young bands going right now. One new song and a Black Flag cover by each band. SS hit us with a raw, heavy doom punk version of Flag's most Sabbath moment ever - Modern Man from the criminally under-rated Loose Nut LP - and a stunning slice of 60s-style instrumental desert rock. Cracking stuff from a band really going places!

Ohmwar give us "Snake", the opening number from the recently-released Live tape (still available!) and it's a raging slice of almost noise-rock infused garage punk, following up with just about my favourite song of all time, NERVOUS BREAKDOWN. Perfection!



500 copies big hole 7" in pro sleeve with insert.



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ATWAR118LOST BREED - Wino Daze LP


  1. Nation Song
  2. False Glory
  3. Lost Breed
  4. Soul Chariot
  5. Coffin Cheater
  6. Iron Horse

Released: Dec '12




In 1988 - around the time that Saint Vitus were dropped from SST and in a state of flux - legendary frontman Scott "Wino" Weinrich joined the LA metal band Lost Breed as their singer for around nine months. During that time they played a bunch of gigs and recorded a demo. Wino then hooked up again with Vitus for the next couple of years and Lost Breed went on to do two albums thanks to Wino's connection with Hellhound Records of Germany, Save Yourself and The Evil In You And Me.
Anyway, enough of the history lesson. This recording was bootlegged by Marshall Levy/Mars Hall of Doom/Peace Records of Maryland and has never been widely available until now.
Musically Lost Breed are less all-out "doom" than a lot of the Hellhound bands, though they definitely have thier nods to the masters of all, Black Sabbath. Listening to the driving riffing of "Coffin Cheater" and "Soul Chariot" there's most certainly a heavy Randy Rhoades-era Ozzy/early Quiet Riot influence going on, and Wino's soulful vocals and lyrics totally set the band apart. These guys have a craft to writing a song that very few bands possess and I'm amazed that they never became huge. The song "Lost Breed" has to be amongst my favourite pieces of music ever recorded, the lyrics and delivery are absolutely 100% what it's all about for me. "Chosen few, for life we bleed, forever true, a lost breed".

Whilst I'm a huge fan of Wino and own and love everything he's ever put his name to, Lost Breed are genuinely one of my favourite bands of all time and every song they ever recorded is genuis as far as I'm concerned, so putting out this record really means a lot to me. This has been a bit of a labour of love and it's taken such a long time because I wanted it to be the best it could be!

Preview the track "Nation Song" on Youtube here:







Regular edition of 450 copies. Ultra heavy stock gatefold sleeves, gold print and spot UV varnish finish.



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ATWAR117AMAROK / PYRAMIDO - Split LP

Released: Sep '12




Having only just recently done an (albeit great) LP with Amarok I was a little bit reticent to do another so quickly, but when I heard this track I was pretty blown away and knew I had to go for it! On this side Amarok have a total Saint Vitus "Walking Dead" guitar sound - ultra thick and dirgey - but they combine this with a kinda of hardcore and metal intensity that new wave sludge/HC bands like Cough and Thou eschew so well. Three vocalists give a really extreme multi-layered screaming assault and there's most definitely a keen ear for a nice metal guitar line in there. Heavy duty stuff and as good as the often dull sludge genre gets.

Swedes Pyramido impressed me loads with their demo and first two albums (both available on Total Rust and I still have copies of "Sand"), their distinctive heavily-distorted, sub-psychedelic sludge doom stood apart from a quite frankly over-crowded marketplace. There's a definite dry crust/hardcore sound to this that brings to mind Eyehategod or maybe even a less melodious early Crowbar. Top notch!



500 copies: 400 black and 100 brown. Black vinyl only left. Heavy gloss sleeves with heavyweight double-sided lyric inner and a 24x12" poster.



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ATWAR120SIGILLUM DEI - There Is A Father In The Sky, There Is A Mother In The Ground tape


Released: Mar '13




Sigillum Dei is a project by Gaendaal of Wraiths which builds on singular sound sources and creates something entirely new and often beautifully haunting from them. "There Is A Father..." is 45 minutes of minimalist textural drone bliss, a tidal ebb and flow of waveforms creating a truly haunting ambient soundscape.


50 copies. Each comes in a custom mini hessian bag with numbered inserts and further images inserted at random, no two the same!



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ATWAR035WHITE HETEROSEXUALS - Modern Heterosexuality one-sided 12"

Released: Feb '09

At long fucking last! Finally glad to release this 12", which has been happening since over six months ago. Let's forget about that, though. What we have here are three tracks of old-style power electronics, reminds me particularly of the Sutcliffe Jugend "When Pornography Is No Longer Enough" record. Very minimal in places, with periods of lull interspersed with piercing explosions, static bursts, and constant weird, heavilly processed vocals. Lyrics are very stream-of-consciousness stuff, and the delivery is bang-on, incredibly jarring stuff. Completely at odds with a lot of PE acts around today who tend to go for the muscular beefed-up American-style approach, this is ery much more in the old Come Org vein, aesthetically in in the musical delivery. Good stuff.
300 copies. White thick card sleeves with old-school stick-on wrap-around covers with a lyric insert. Note: ONE SIDED 12", around 14 mins worth of music.



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ATWAR112HAL HUTCHINSON - Damage Portrait Tape


Released: Oct '12




In a similar vein to his "Taste Of Iron" cassette on Freak Animal, here Hal Hutchinson takes the fundament of "noise" and records himself bashing the shit out of a bunch of scrap metal. Visceral, loud and obnoxious is always the path I've personally been most comfortable treading with experimental music over the years and Hal has been an absolute shot in the arm to me recently, having grown rather weary of a lot of treading water and boring "proper" music a lot of contemporary noise artists have been churning out. This is just a document of the supreme worship of SOUND: clanging, scraping, screeching, banging. Heavy fuckin metal!



50 copies.



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ATWAR125BONG / PYRAMIDION - Split LP


Released: Mar '13




Here we go, now we mean business! Two of the UK's finest team up to deliver what is a truly great split release, a record where both sides accompany each other perfectly and there's little to call between them.
I've been on the cusp of doing something with Bong since being in touch with them since before they even recorded anything and absolutely chuffed to finally sort it out! Their side of this LP is one long untitled jam, starting off rather innocuously enough, we're soon into full-on stoner mode. This has a definite "live in the studio" lofi sound that's characteristic of most Bong recordings, but is more trippy and less "heavy metal" than much of their output. Particularly there's a real eastern influence going on here, and Malesch by Agitation Free comes to mind. Everything builds up to a total proper psychedelic blow-out crescendo, and this side is as close to a true representation of Bong's semi-improvised live sets as any I've heard.
Pyramidion are a bit of a Scottish-based international supergroup, featuring several chaps from the fertile Weegie (and Edinburgh) underground scenes. As with Bong, they take up awhole side with their jam, which is less loose and more circular than the Geordie stoners'; it has a very early Krautrock sound with perhaps more than a nod to the legendary live jam sounds of 13th Floor Elevators, Grateful Dead or perhaps Ozric Tentacles (for which they are named by!). Everything builds around a really solid rhythm section with some proper far-out guitaring and spaced vox toward the end. Great these guys are finally out on vinyl, check out the fantastic brain-melting collage artwork whilt listening!

250 copies only!



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ATWAR038RAPE-X - False CD

Released: January '09

First full album on proper CD from these degenerates. Rape-X play scuzzy, filthy power electronics; all crack dens, backstreet abortions and low-life criminal acts. There's a lot of ridiculously over-the-top Bloodyminded-esque PE going on here, delivered in a very metal style - but for me they're at their most effective on long, claustrophic passages such as "Arson" or the harrowing final track, "False". Dark, sub-industrial clanking in the background, behind walls of air-raid siren drones. Powerful. often brutal stuff, and not for the faint of heart.



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ATWAR123OHMWAR - Live tape

Released: May '13




One of my favourite discoveries of the past year, Ohmwar from Canada were a revelation to me when I heard their first 7". Really raw garage-sounding punk rock, on listening I thought "bet these guys are the business live". Well, being several thousand miles away I've not yet had the pleasure, but this blown-out recording captures a short, blistering set perfectly and is the next best thing. Absolutely cracking tunes with minimum of stage banter and the odd sample between tracks, all done and dusted in 17 minutes. No messing.

If you're after well-recorded, professionally-played rock music this is not for you. If you like raw punk with balls with tons of distortion and plenty of feedback, welcome to your new favourite band!

Doing a new 7" with these guys along with Satan's Satyrs very soon so get in on the action before anyone else has heard of em!

You can listen to the whole thing here: http://ohmwar.bandcamp.com/album/live

50 copies on black tapes.



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ATWAR065CHEER - Singing Sand cassette

Released: September '09



I've loved everything Cheer has touched since I first heard him a few years ago and to be honest it's pretty criminal that in three years of doing At War this is the first time we've ever done anything together.
The cassette format really works well for the uniquely warm, organic sound Cheer manages to so effotlessly make. Some beautiful acoustic guitar strums here, field recordings and tonal experiments. Brings to mind Eno in his early ambient days; there's definitely a Terr Riley/Steve Reich influence going on there, albeit via the melodic sensibilities of Smog/Arvo Part. This is probably the least "noise" of anything I've ever done, but I think that works in its favour and I'm chuffed to release such a great record by such a great guy! Support!
100 copies, full colour thick card inserts printed both sides. Orange tapes.



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ATWAR106SUFFERINFUCK / MANGLE - Split 7"

Released: Aug '12




Deek Crozier and Stevie Innes have been with me since I started At War; as Messiah Complex on the early days of the roster, as bandmates in Seppuku, as customers (!) and most importantly as good pals. When they started up a new band I knew they'd be belting and when I first heard SIF I was blown away. Never ones to just release anything they do though, it's taken them a couple of years to release their first proper three minutes-worth of music and I'll say now it's been worth the wait and then some! This is really intense and focussed stuff; there are definitely some Agathocles/FETO riffs going on there and there's a definite first-wave power violence sound going on there too. Vocals are bloody amazing, totally blown-out and in-the-red and the lyrics are total Grief/Phobia hatred-of-the-world material. Angry as fuck, uncomprimising music.

To tell the truth there's hardly anyone in the UK right now who could hold a candle to the SIF side so it's good that we managed to get one of the few who can! Not too long ago I got the first MANGLE 7" and I was really impressed, and this recording takes it up a notch again. This is completely about utter, sheer INTENSITY. They go from the boorish Man Is The Bastard stomp to break-neck No Comment grind in an instant, breaking off for a lazy feedback-laden My War-era Ginn solo. Heavy is not the word.

350 copies on black vinyl with foldover double-sided pro-printed sleeves.



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ATWAR063BLACK SUN/THEY ARE COWARDS - Split 7"

Released: July '09

Has been a long time coming but it's finally out! Black Sun take the first side with a surprisingly short, fast and loud number. Still as heavy as previous At War LP "Paralyser" but much more in the short, fast and loud vein. This one's been a set-closer for a while now and is a total rager, will hopefully be a nice surprise to a lot of you! This is the first release by Manchester-based sludgers They Are Cowards and it's a beast. Totally focussed, grim northern waste-inspired misery, building from a massive Celtic Frost-esque riff. A totally brilliant pairing of northern negativity!
300 copies on heavyweight black vinyl. Foldover covers in PVC sleeves.



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ATWAR121SATAN'S SATYRS - Wild Beyond Belief! CD

Released: Oct '12




Combining the super-fuzz garage sensibilities of Davie Allen And The Arrows and the catchy riffing and keen sense of songwriting of the "new" Electric Wizard, Satan's Satyrs have injected a youth breath of fresh air into the oft staid confines of the crypt of underground metal this past year or so through a series of ultra-limited singles and EPs. Wild Beyond Belief! is the first full-length and delivers on the promise of those early demos and then some.
I got chatting with Clay of SS a wee while back over a mutual love of late 60s biker movies, and they really form the basis of this record; from the artwork and the lyrics ("Ride Devils, ride, ride Sadist 69!") to the lo-fi recording sounding like it could've come straight from a greasy backstreet Grindhouse showing Hell's Angels On Wheels. There are no boring "drone" elements here, there's no chin-stroking/beards anywhere in sight, and the exploitation schlock element has a firm basis rather than some clown who watched Susperia cos Electric Wizard said they liked it and Googled "occult flares lol" in search of an album cover. It's just TUNES and ATTITUDE. Right on!

1000 copies on CD, 500 from me. Split release with Black Shit Noise in the USA. Americans, get your copies from BSN and save yourself some postage!



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ATWAR103ALKERDEEL - Morinde LP

    Released: Feb '12

    I guess myself and Alkerdeel have been with each other since the beginning really; since I was just starting the label seriously and when I first heard their debut demo, the masterpiece of lofi filth that is/was "Luizig". This - their second full-length album proper - is what that first tape hinted at, and follows on from De Speensalvinge as their most fully-formed and best-realised record to date.

    This was recorded entirely live which gives a really raw, urgent and intense feeling to the whole thing that is unique to this record. It kinda sounds like there was some sort of nuclear armageddon and the band found themselves locked in a rehearsal room with no food and thought "fuck it, we may as well just play until the air runs out and we die". The now-familiar Alkerdeel sound is there: feedback; lurching doom riffs; Panzerfaust played at half-speed; unsettling dark passages of nothing, punctuated with blasts of black metal panic, almost there as if to give you a jolt from the preceding grinding nausea. It's a tough listen!

    I'm chuffed to finally get Alkerdeel out on vinyl because they belong on an analogue format really. Short sample on Youtube here:

    Co-release with Consouling Sounds. 200 copies from me on BLACK VINYL with poster. They will be handling coloured vinyl copies (500 total).
    Recycled board screen-printed covers and a screened poster, in a plastic sleeve. 180g vinyl.
    INCLUDES A FREE COPY OF LUIZIG ON CD!



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ATWAR097BATTLESTORM - Demonic Incursion LP

    Released: Feb '12

    AT LAST this classic of brutal primitive bestial black/death metal is released on vinyl! This has taken an age to get out but after all the problems and delays I couldn't be happier with how it sounds or looks.
    When Hades first sent me this through over a year ago I was instantly blown away by the combination of blistering, savage riffs, evil underground cave-reverberating vocals and frantic, unrelenting INRI drum sound.
    A lot of bands of this genre are primitive in both production and technical aptitude, and whilst it's heavy as fuck and never lets up in pace or intensity, the production is clear as a bell and there's a real feel of classic metal running through the whole album. Check out the wild solo of the intro track before the first riff proper comes in and then chaos ensues.
    Great record and the kind of thing AWWFN will be doing more of in the future. I know price is high but it's a very limited run and we've gone all for it with the packaging here.
    Limited to 100 copies only! Black vinyl. Screenprinted sleeves with spot varnish on both sides, double-sided A3 poster and logo patch, black with silver ink. All in a thick PVC sleeve.



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ATWAR128FILTHPACT / SUFFERINFUCK - Split 10"


Released: Feb '13




Filthpact have been treading the boards of the Scottish punk scene for many years now and came back a couple of years ago after a wee hiatus and I thought they sounded more raging than ever. Starting off here with the classic d-beat instrumental before serving up five tracks of pure raging metallic crust punk that's got the odd grind flourish and definite nods to metal that go beyond the usual Motorhead influence (check out Roddy's Halford scream on the last tune!). Excellent!

Sufferinfuck haven't been going about too long but have already built a solid reputation for themsleves based on their demo tapes, plenty of live gigs across the UK and their excellent 7" with MANGLE which I put out last year. I think the thing I like best about them is there's no psuedo-political bent to their music, everything is very simple: short songs, 4-5 words ma per line, everything is fucked. It's a world view I can get behind to be honest and it allows the power of the music to really come to the fore. Imagine Extreme Noise Terror on anabolic steroids after that Brit Awards gig with The KLF giving No Comment a right shoeing in a broom cupboard. Sounds alright, eh? Get it!


300 copies on brown vinyl. Co-release with Active Rebellion, Bitter North and Hollow Sould Records. If any of them or the band are more local give them your business please! Nice austerity-beatig price too.



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ATWAR113HAIKAI NO KU - Haikai No Ku Tape


Released: Oct '12






New Newcastle supergroup featuring Mike Vest (Bong, Master Slave, Basillica, Obey, etc), Jerome Smith (Female Borstal) and Sam Booth (Foot Hair, Obey). Phew! Haikai No Ku play some of the most morose, damaged blues psych I've heard in beards: death-toll bass and crashing drums lead the way for a solitary guitar line obliterated by total psychedelic guitar scree. Songs start off as loose jams that slowly build up to utter brain-melting acid psychedelia. Early Ramleh gone deathrock?
As ever, it's got Mike Vest on it, of course it's good! Favourite new discovery of this year.

You can stream the whole thing (and download for just three quid if you don't have a tape deck!) here:
http://haikainoku.bandcamp.com/album/demo-i-atwar-113
Obviously would be really nice if you'd buy a physical copy from the band or myself!

50 copies.



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AWWFN SILKSCREENED PATCH

Released: Dec '11




Got a cut-off denim jacket but you can only get loads of black metal patches off eBay and you want something different? Maybe you nicked a denim jacket off your cooler big brother but it's got the RATT logo written on the back in Tipex. Maybe you've just got a big holdall with nothing on it and you want to look cool in front of all the other hunks at the gym. Well, fear not, for At War patches are now available! These measure around 4"x3.5", are silkscreened by my pal Dolly at Patch Chaos and have a nice embroidered finish round the sides. Just add a pound to your order and I'll stick one in!

If you did an Uzala preorder and want one of these just send an extra £1 to me at alastairmabon@aol.com and I'll include it with your LP when it ships out!



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ATWAR069VOM - Primitive Arts CD

Released: September '09

First full-length album by this Glasgow-based post-goth trio, and one of my absolute favourite At War releases ever! Building on their two-track CDr on Kovorox from a couple of years ago, Vom have come out with a much more attractive proposition than the metal/krautrock hybrid which was going on there; this album is much more focussed, dark and heavy. In fact it's as brooding and dripping with dark atmosphere as anything I've heard released in ages. Like a hybrid of Scream-era Siouxsie And The Banshees, early X-Mal Deustchland and the first Killing Joke LP, with vocals buried deep in the mix and heavily distorted (think Ramleh's early post-PE stage), Vom reference a lot of music yet sound nothing like you've ever heard. Total intensity and they deserve to be huge; hopefully this will be the first step on the jourey.
500 copies, in gatefold mini LP-style sleeves, with art by the excellent Fred Ressler (check him out here:www.outsiderart.co.uk/ressler.htm )



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ATWAR105HUMUS - Humus LP

Released: Aug '12




Great compliment to the SIF/Mangle single here, this has been coming out for bloody MONTHS but finally arrived and ready to go! Humus are from Italy and play great grind/PV influenced hardcore. It's what most people these days term "crust" but I'm really loathe to bandy about that term willy-nilly and to me at base the hardcore sound is the one that rises to the fore most prominently. In fact, despite all the continental Euro bands and scenes that a lot of these types of bands take major influence from, I can really hear a strong UKHC sound in this; in fact there's a Heresy cover (In Silence).

Great HC/grind at a time when there's a really great crop of bands and a fertile scene going on.



500 copies on black vinyl with gloss sleeves, a double-sided 12x12 insert and poster.



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ATWAR118LOST BREED - Wino Daze LP DIEHARD


  1. Nation Song
  2. False Glory
  3. Lost Breed
  4. Soul Chariot
  5. Coffin Cheater
  6. Iron Horse

Released: Sep '12




In 1988 - around the time that Saint Vitus were dropped from SST and in a state of flux - legendary frontman Scott "Wino" Weinrich joined the LA metal band Lost Breed as their singer for around nine months. During that time they played a bunch of gigs and recorded a demo. Wino then hooked up again with Vitus for the next couple of years and Lost Breed went on to do two albums thanks to Wino's connection with Hellhound Records of Germany, Save Yourself and The Evil In You And Me.
Anyway, enough of the history lesson. This recording was bootlegged by Marshall Levy/Mars Hall of Doom/Peace Records of Maryland and has never been widely available until now.
Musically Lost Breed are less all-out "doom" than a lot of the Hellhound bands, though they definitely have thier nods to the masters of all, Black Sabbath. Listening to the driving riffing of "Coffin Cheater" and "Soul Chariot" there's most certainly a heavy Randy Rhoades-era Ozzy/early Quiet Riot influence going on, and Wino's soulful vocals and lyrics totally set the band apart. These guys have a craft to writing a song that very few bands possess and I'm amazed that they never became huge. The song "Lost Breed" has to be amongst my favourite pieces of music ever recorded, the lyrics and delivery are absolutely 100% what it's all about for me. "Chosen few, for life we bleed, forever true, a lost breed".

Whilst I'm a huge fan of Wino and own and love everything he's ever put his name to, Lost Breed are genuinely one of my favourite bands of all time and every song they ever recorded is genuis as far as I'm concerned, so putting out this record really means a lot to me. This has been a bit of a labour of love and it's taken such a long time because I wanted it to be the best it could be!

Preview the track "Nation Song" on Youtube here:







Die hard edition of 50 copies. Comes with an embroidered patch, A3 print on heavy recycled card stock, metallic print badge and screen-printed tote bag. Ultra heavy stock gatefold sleeves, gold print and spot UV varnish finish.



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ATWAR110UZALA - Cataract / Death Masque 12"

Released: Aug '12




After releasing Uzala's fantastic debut album some months ago (very few left by the way so get on em now!) I heard a lot of people wondering why the song "Cataract" from their demo hadn't made it to the final album. Why indeed, for it was my favourite song off the demo! Well, we decided to set that right, so here we go: Cataract on one side and new song "Death Masque" as the double A. The idea for this release really was to help Uzala out with their US tour and also to give an opportunity for all those who pre-ordered the LP to get a special exclusive release. Well, not all those fuckers bought one so the remainder are here and up for grabs now! What does it sound like? Well, if you've not heard Uzala yet you must have been living under a rock for the past year, but luckily this is perfect music for the cave-dweller: slow and low doom metal of the highest order with a brilliant ear for melody that few bands master in their lifetime. Essential!

You can hear Cataract here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPV-s20rCGg



100 copies in paste-on sleeves, inside a silk-screened black wrap-around over-sleeve.



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ATWAR048MAURIZIO BIANCHI - Technology 1&2 2xCD

Released: Mar '09

First time ever on CD for these early tapes by one of the most important figures in noise/electronic history, Maurizio Bianchi. These two discs were originally issued on tape in 1981 and have been bootlegged and cut into oblivion since then; this is the first time they've been made available digitally and fully uncut. Technology 1 has two long 25 min+ songs, both in a similar vein and showing MB taking a more subtle melodic approach than a lot of his early works; analogue synth and organ combine to make some truly morose but ultimately uplifting music, whilst all the time reminded of the "technology" slant via laser gun blasts, hisses and bleeps. Technology 2 is a little more caustic in its approach: there are no moments of playful organ or robotic beeps, this is a far more barren journey. It brings to mind very much a sense of alienation, like being marooned on some strange, distant planet. Almost like the nigthmare to "Technology 1"s day dream.

I'm incredibly chuffed to be putting out the music of such a legendary figure and very pleased with how this set came together. This is the first in a series of reissues of MB's early work on CD. *Please note that Technology 1 can also be found (in truncated form) of Vinyl On Demand's amazing LP boxset MB Archives. I highly recommend seeking it out.
500 copies.



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ATWAR079GHAST / ABANDONER - Split CD

Released: July '10



Two tracks each from bands coming at dark heaviness from different ends of the spectrum, but who compliment each other perfectly.
The two Ghast tracks are painfully slow, heavy and unrelentingly repetitive funeral dirges of ultradoom. There are some definite sludge ovetones going on there but this is definitely for fans of bleak doom/sludge: think Moss/Burning Witch/Corrupted etc
Abandoner is Jay and Ryan from Unearthly Trance but this is a different proposition altogether: post-indutrial soundscapes, this is almost like an alternative soundtrack to Eraserhead. Drenched in feedback, almost lost vocals, buzzing, processed guitar all come together in a MASSIVE dark, almost symphonic whole. Total void music.
500 copies, split release with Choking Hazard from Canada.



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ATWAR089BONESAW / LOBOTOMIZED - Split 7"

Released: Mar '11



An excellent pairing (if I do say so myself) of two of the best current old-school death metal bands going right now! I put both these guys on when they did a small tour of Scotland a few years ago in the basement of the Captain's Rest (when it was a grotty shit-hole and not the crap indie trend-fest PCL-hangout it's become now) and we were all subjected to a night of total drunken mayhem, these guys really walked it like they talked it! This 7" came about as a result of those shows and I think really does justice to the Lobosaw live experience like no other release by either band has yet!
Lobotomized start off with Shitting Through Scotland (Hail Gordo Strachan) which is a totally daft but insanely catchy punk/death hybrid about everyone's favourite (ahem!) funny wee giger football manager. I have to say as a life-long Kilmarnock fan I'd never have imagined I'd be putting out a tribute to Gordon Strachan. Second track is a cover of Abscess's "The Scent Of Shit" from their first (I think?) demo.
Bonesaw are Scotland's best death metal band as far as I'm concerned. No fancy-dan overly technical soloing or hard-man posturing, just great, heads-down OLD SCHOOL death metal. This track is total late-period Autopsy worship: it's got fast parts, sludgy slow parts, and the sound is totally grimy and dirty as fuck but packs a real punch. Basement death!
You can watch the video for Shitting... on Youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52_HF06wzKU

Pro sleeves, heavy black vinyl, double-sided insert. 350 copies.



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ATWAR099UZALA - Uzala LP

Released: March '12




Absolutely blistering debut recording from one of the most-talked about doom bands of the past year. Uzala represent to me what doom metal has always been and always will be about: absolute, bone-crushing heavy metal thunder supplemented by soaring melody and above all, a knack for writing a good song! This duality of light and shade, darkness and light, beauty and the beast (check out the band pics haha) is what makes this band so special and what always drew me to bands like Saint Vitus, Cathedral, Burning Witch. Take the stoner groove and siren vocals on "The Reaping" and compare to the quasi-Frost riffing and gargoylian cough from Chad Remains on "Fracture".
The crushing sound is attained by a Blake Green (Wolvserpent) production and mastering by long-time At War cohort Andy Lippoldt of Persistence In Mourning. Amazing artwork by Darcy Nutt and layout and design by Stephen O'Malley.
There seems to be a real renaissance in doom metal at the moment after a long barren period and I reckon Uzala could be a real spearhead of the movement. Buy or die!

333 copies. 180g vinyl in heavy Stoughton "tip-on" sleeves with fully-printed inners.


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ATWAR104VOMIR & TORBA - Unstable Geometry 7"

Released: April '12




Collaborative effort between Torba of Italy (who I must admit not being familiar with until this release) and harsh noise wall legend Vomir.
On the first side Torba takes the fore: his scraping metal trash collapses down Vomir's crumbling static walls. Torba has a HNW-approach to his noise in that the sounds on here don't really go anywhere; it ends abruptly just as it came in. The second side has the harsh Vomir wall really to the fore, with piercing insect noise scraping away at it constantly.
A top collaboration and glad to get a new Vomir release out after a wee while. Look out for the book/CD coming very soon!!

325 copies, screenprinted sleeve. Co-release with Aaltra, Swollen Avantgarde, Underground Pollution, Suonigrezzi and nhdiystrec.


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ATWAR108SATAN'S SATYRS - Wild Beyond Belief! LP

Released: May '12




Combining the super-fuzz garage sensibilities of Davie Allen And The Arrows and the catchy riffing and keen sense of songwriting of the "new" Electric Wizard, Satan's Satyrs have injected a youth breath of fresh air into the oft staid confines of the crypt of underground metal this past year or so through a series of ultra-limited singles and EPs. Wild Beyond Belief! is the first full-length and delivers on the promise of those early demos and then some.
I got chatting with Clay of SS a wee while back over a mutual love of late 60s biker movies, and they really form the basis of this record; from the artwork and the lyrics ("Ride Devils, ride, ride Sadist 69!") to the lo-fi recording sounding like it could've come straight from a greasy backstreet Grindhouse showing Hell's Angels On Wheels. There are no boring "drone" elements here, there's no chin-stroking/beards anywhere in sight, and the exploitation schlock element has a firm basis rather than some clown who watched Susperia cos Electric Wizard said they liked it and Googled "occult flares lol" in search of an album cover. It's just TUNES and ATTITUDE. Right on!

250 copies on black vinyl. Heavyweight sleeves with matte finish. Comes with an A3 double-sided poster.



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ATWAR095GENERIC DEATH - Underground Is Dead 7"

Released: Nov '11




This is the kind of release that AWWFN is ALL ABOUT. Two sides of absolutely over-the-top, brutal noisecore from Dopi of Machetazo, Dishammer etc. This is just bass, drums and vocals and sounds very much like early Cripple Bastards to my ears. SHORT, SHARP SHOCK!

250 copies, first 50 mailorder copies come on multicoloured vinyl.



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ATWAR098THROAT - Licked Inch Fur 12"

Released: Jul '11



The best release yet of amazing noise rock from this Finnish beast! After the superb debut "Good Times" tape and the short, sharp blast of scuzzy, fuzzy monster rock that was the "Adult Situations" 7" (which is still available by the way), Throat presents a longer, more sprawling vision of sluge depravity here. There's something very eerie, disonant about the songs here that gives it a real sinister and bleak edge to it. If you like Brainbombs, Fudge Tunnel, Tad, 16 and Unsane then Throat may just be your new favourite band.

500 copies, pro sleeve. Co-release with Kaos Kontrol, Verdura and Made In Kansas. It'll probably work out cheaper to get this from MIK if you're in the US and the others if you're Scandanavia so check out their sites for other great releases as well!



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ATWAR037BLACK SUN - Paralyser LP

Released: September '08

First ever release on vinyl from the UK's most pummeling and heavy band, Black Sun. Having not let up in the past few years with several albums and having worked with notable producers such as Billy Anderson and James Plotkin, Black Sun come out of left-field with their most fully-formed body of work thus far, a raging statement of intent that doesn't let up or fail to engage from the opening guttural screams to the final thunderous crash.

The first track "Prison Of The Cross" takes up the entire A-side, starting off as a SWANS-esque lesson in harsh rhythmical battery, before a beautiful lull featuring Glasgow drone wizard Noma on keys, after which we go into a sort of post-Neurosis chorus which shows Black Sun at their most melodic, before reverting to a raging finale which has a vaguely mid-90s metalcore sound. Amazing!

The second side is compositionally more similar to previous album "Hour Of The Wolf"; "Hammer The Nails" has a very sub-industrial feel to it - cold and muscular - with the remix stripping the track to its bare bones and highlighting its pounding, rhythmic monotony. The whole side is very stylistically similar to Godflesh's "Slavestate" in both sound and execution. This is a good thing.

500 copies. Comes with an A3 heavy stock, full colour insert with recording information/lyrics printed on one side and bloody wolfsangle on the other.



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ATWAR053LOCRIAN - Drenched Lands CD

Released: Feb '09

First full-length studio album from one of the most consistently good bands around today, Chicago's Locrian. Drenched Lands is a beautifully thought-out piece of music, from a gentle guitar strum/synth opening (not a million miles away from Culver/Earth "Pentastar"-era territory) which cuts out abruptly just as you're becoming entirely engrossed, only to give way to an epic cavernous drone. The whole thing brings to mind some sort of disused industrial factory or barren post-apocalyptic landscape. Dark tones, noise, keys and the odd well-placed guitar strum combine brilliantly to evoke feeling of desolation, loss, a submission of will....it's almost like the logical conclusion of Neil Young's Dead Man soundtrack; almost tangiential in sound to Earth's recent(ish) "Hex" record.
1000 copies, co-release with Small Doses (US customers buy from them, it'll be cheaper!). Comes in a lovely fold-out printed Stumptown "Arigato Pack" with full-colour 4-page booklet.



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ATWAR094DEMONIC DEATH JUDGE / SEMTEX / FROGSKIN - By The Malice Of The Evil...Death Comes! Vol 1 CD

Released: Oct '11




Finland has an absolute glut of sludge bands doing the round right now and this collection compiles an EP's worth of new music from three of the young guns of the scene. Heavy, feedback-laden and bluesy dirges taking cues from Eyehategod, Iron Monkey, Grief and of course BLACK SABBATH. Drop out!

500 copies jewel case, co-release with Shifty, Odio Sonoro and Boue Records. If you're in the same country as any of these labels, pick them up from them, it'll save you some postage cash!



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ATWAR099UZALA - Uzala LP+shirt+patch

Released: Dec '11




Absolutely blistering debut recording from one of the most-talked about doom bands of the past year. Uzala represent to me what doom metal has always been and always will be about: absolute, bone-crushing heavy metal thunder supplemented by soaring melody and above all, a knack for writing a good song! This duality of light and shade, darkness and light, beauty and the beast (check out the band pics haha) is what makes this band so special and what always drew me to bands like Saint Vitus, Cathedral, Burning Witch. Take the stoner groove and siren vocals on "The Reaping" and compare to the quasi-Frost riffing and gargoylian cough from Chad Remains on "Fracture".
The crushing sound is attained by a Blake Green (Wolvserpent) production and mastering by long-time At War cohort Andy Lippoldt of Persistence In Mourning. Amazing artwork by Darcy Nutt and layout and design by Stephen O'Malley.
There seems to be a real renaissance in doom metal at the moment after a long barren period and I reckon Uzala could be a real spearhead of the movement. Buy or die!

333 copies. 180g vinyl in heavy Stoughton "tip-on" sleeves with printed inners. This is a PREORDER item. The vinyl is at press now and will ship out as soon as they become available. If it's too near the Christmas rush I may wait until after then to send.


ALL preorders come with a silver sigil design patch (see above). Also, I'm offering a package deal if you want an Uzala tshirt along with it, this will be an additional £6 and no extra shipping. Super soft black shirt, white discharge ink with the sigil design on the back.



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ATWAR102WITCHING ABYSS - Witching Abyss tape

Released: Oct '11



New project from Gaz Howells of Sump and Barbarians!
Witching Abyss is psychedelic black metal, bringing to mind mostly the weird side-projects of the LLN bands like Moevot, Vag?zaryavtre or Brenoritvrezorkre. There are riffs in there but they're buried amongst a whole dirge of feedback, loops and strange howling vocals. It's pretty out-there stuff and often sounds completely retarded, but that's why it's so good! Really looking forward to what else this project can bring, this is a really promising start!

50 copies, black tapes.



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ATWAR096HEATHEN FURY - Heathen Fury tape

Released: Oct '11



George Proctor: Turgid Animal head honcho, noise master in Mutant Ape, Murder Book and Karst, drummer in Skullflower, guitarist in Sump and everything in about a million other ace projects, hits us with a brand new project that I'm very proud to be debuting from At War!
Heathen Fury is great old-school heavy metal, but with George's distinctive primitive bent. It brings to mind early Celtic Frost, maybe the songs of mid-late period Bathory but with the early days sound. It's great, fist-pumping metal with cracking choruses. The boy doesn't just make a racket, he can write a tune an' all!

50 copies, white tapes.



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ATWAR080MASTER SLAVE - Amplifier Graveyard tape

Released: Oct '11



Great live set recorded here in Glasgow last year from this project which consists of the duo of Mike Vest (Bong, Bassilica, Drunk In Hell etc) and Pete Ryde (Domovoi, Byrthen), along with Mike's Bong bandmate Dave Terry adding some low-end to this recording.
Master Slave is completely psychedelic drone, rumbling heaviness underpins slug-pace Extra Capsular-riffing and bleeding feedback.

50 copies, red tapes.



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ATWAR068HEY COLLOSUS / FIELD BOSS - Split 7"

Released: Sep '10



Great split from two of the UK's most exciting heavy bands, perfectly complimenting one another!
I've been following Hey Collosus sice they first started and it's a real honour to have them on the label. As usual, they don't do things straight, and what we have here is a slo-mo cover of Andre Williams' Jailbait, battered into submission by HC's trademark downbeat dirge. The Blues on downers.
Field Boss are bloody brilliant. The band previously known as Tractor have been knockig around for a few years but this is their first "proper" release. It reminds me a lot of early Unsane; they've got that Am-Rep sound down to an absolute tee, really thick guitars, monotonous, hollowed-out drum sound and in-the-red vocals pushed down in the mix. I can hear the first Fudge Tunnel record (surely one of the most overlooked albums ever?!) in there as well. "I got a headache on my birthday". Fits it perfectly, brilliant!

300 copies on heavy black vinyl. Three-panel screen-printed cover, metallic ink, co-release with Crucificiados Pelo Sistema and Black Hozions.



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AT WAR WITH FALSE NOISE - Logo shirt




New shirts, simple black with a big white print of the logo. These shirts seem to be a wee bit bigger than normal so order a size lower if you're in doubt. Only XL left



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ATWAR072RAMESSES - Take The Curse 2xLP

Released: Aug '10



At last! The second full-length from the masters of psychedelic horror doom is released on the one true audio format!

This is the most focussed and direct Ram record yet: more tight and less sprawling than previous efforts, this is all about the RIFFS. Each song is a total bad acid trip of lysergic doom, but the arrangements are completely tight and more immediate - dare I say accessible - than before. There's a total 70s Hammer/Euro cine vibe going on throughout, lots of great samples...makes me want to be on the set of The Dunwich Horror or something! Definitely the most fully-realised document of Ramesses' vision thus far, and I am beyond excited to have the privelege to unleash this doom masterpiece on wax! Outstanding artwork from the Chapman brothers' "Fucking Hell".

400 copies. Double album on 180g black vinyl. Comes in a gatefold sleeve with metallic ink and spot UV varnish, die cut on the front and the back to allow the printed heavy inner sleeves to shine through, as well as a 10"x10" insert.



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ATWAR041HABSYLL - Habsyll CD

Released: Feb '09

Unbelievably heavy and slow amplifier overload from France! Two long tracks of uber-doom which is seemingly devoid of any coherant structure and exists only to open up a black void in your stereo speakers through which to suck out your very soul. Habsyll sound to me like a less happy-go-lucky Khanate, or Monarch without the hipster irony. Totally morbid!
Co-release with a bunch of other labels so loads of copies (well over 1000!). Lovely 8-panel digipaks with black-on-black printing.

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ATWAR073LOCRIAN - Teritories LP


Released: Mar '10

Andre Foisy and Terence Hannum have spent the last several years honing the Locrian sound. They've taken elements from noise, power electronics, drone, and black metal to come up with a truly unique sound reflecting the sprawling urban decay surrounding them in Chicago. After nearly two dozen releases, they've found themselves in the world of Territories. For this release, Locrian has pulled out all the stops and fleshed out the band with the help of Mark Solotroff (Bloodyminded, Anatomy of Habit) on vocals and synthesizers, Blake Judd (Nachtmystium) on guitar, Bruce Lamont (Yakuza) on saxophone and vocals, and Andrew Scherer (Velnias) on drums. The results of this massive collaborative effort are apparent from the moment the album starts. The textures run darker and deeper; the vocals-sometimes three layers deep-seem to be conjured from the decrepit muck of a failed civilization; the feedback takes on a more pronounced presence; and the big band allows for full-on black metal assaults that burst out of the tortured drones Locrian have come to be known for. Truly a case of the whole being greater than the sum of the parts, Territories may well be the most fully realized form of Locrian's dystopic vision.


500 copies, full-colour pro sleeve and insert. Collab with Basses Frequencies (Fr), Bloodlust! (USA) and Small Doses (USA). Go to these fine chaps for orders in your respective areas, will save you on postage!



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ATWAR081ALKERDEEL - De Speenzalvinge CD

Released: July '10



First album proper from the heaviest band in Belgium. Three tracks that maintain the same brutal mixture of pulsing low-end ass assault and fast, almost d-beat rhythms, all held together by totally entrancing, riffs, unrelentingly repetitive and totally driving. The difference this time is the production: gone is the necro sound of "Luizig" and in is a more fluid, tight production. The sound may be different but the intent is the same, and the three (long!) tracks here are Alkerdeel's most prophetic statement yet. The best band of their kind going right now, essential listening.
500 copies in silkscreened black-on-black crucifix sleeves in a heavy PVC sleeve. Split release with Universal Tongue.



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ATWAR086CULVER - The Lady In The Flames cassette

Released: Sep '10




50 copies only. Obtuse B/W art/pro cassettes.

Tape 11 in the ongoing series. Very early Maurizio Bianchi/Sacher-Pelz sound going on here, maybe some tape manipulation? Still got that never-ending void, cavernous drone that Culver is the master of.



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ATWAR087CULVER - Plague Of Wisdom cassette

Released: Sep '10


Final tape in the AWWFN Culver tape series, this is a real slow-burner, total slow-burner. Very atmospheric, definite early-mid 70s Fabio Frizzi sound going on.

50 copies only. Obtuse B/W art/pro cassettes.



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ATWAR072RAMESSES - Take The Curse 2xLP "die hard"

Released: Aug '10



At last! The second full-length from the masters of psychedelic horror doom is released on the one true audio format!

This is the most focussed and direct Ram record yet: more tight and less sprawling than previous efforts, this is all about the RIFFS. Each song is a total bad acid trip of lysergic doom, but the arrangements are completely tight and more immediate - dare I say accessible - than before. There's a total 70s Hammer/Euro cine vibe going on throughout, lots of great samples...makes me want to be on the set of The Dunwich Horror or something! Definitely the most fully-realised document of Ramesses' vision thus far, and I am beyond excited to have the privelege to unleash this doom masterpiece on wax!

100 copies. This is the "die-hard" (kinda hate that term but at a loss as to what it should be called) version of the album. Limited to 100 copies only and only available direct from At War With False Noise, this comes on 180g clear vinyl. As with the "regular" edition it comes in a gatefold sleeve with metallic ink and spot UV varnish, die cut on the front and the back to allow the printed heavy inner sleeves to shine through, as well as a 10"x10" insert. These first 100 also come with an fully emrboidered patch with metallic ink, a badge, a 350gsm art print, and come packaged in a screen-printed tote bag. Expensive but I hope you'll agree worth it!


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ATWAR029ALKERDEEL - Luizig CD

    Released: Mar '08

    Reissue of the long-sold out demo tape that Funeral Folk put out in an edition of 66 copies. These guys are getting a real name for themselves in the metal underground and this is a statement of intent that justifies that! This is some of the most filthy, disgusting stuff I've ever heard; one long track that goes from all-out black metal fuzz to passages of total low-end DOOM to seriously disturbed ambient passages, all sounding like it was recorded on somebody's walkman in a dungeon somewhere. 20-odd minutes of totally harrowing bleakness. True Belgian nihilism!!

    Great three-panel foldout silver-on-black screenprinting by Tetedemort from France, all in a thick PVC sleeve. Grim artwork by the late great Aubrey Beardsley. 500 copies.



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ATWAR034VOMIR - L'Homme Sature LP


Released: May '10



I was a bit worried on how the Vomir sound would translate to vinyl but I think we managed to get it bang-on here; it's unbelievably heavy stuff, total claustrophobia. The tracks were actually re-recorded in the interim so the sound is more dense in keeping with Vomir's later material. If you're looking at this you know the script by now: total depressive nihilistic purity. A landmark in harsh noise wall. Co-release with Turgid Animal.


300 copies, silkscreened covers. Pasted sleeve (don't worry, thick paper and nice sleeves combined with Spraymount mean they look great!) in a thick PVC sleeve. Initial copies come with a Vomir sticker.



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ATWAR076AUNT MARY - Almost Dead 7"


Released: Mar '10

Aunt Mary's last record was a split 7" with Man Is The Bastard 18 years ago. I am beyond chuffed to be putting out the first material since then by what I consider to be the greatest noisecore band of them all. I've always been pretty vocal about my love for this band and have forced many a poor lughole into being abused by the first 7"!

To the music! TOTAL NOISECORE. Very basic drum beats (sounds like it was played with some pipes on a couple of industrial tanks), feedback, wailing guitar, brutal vocals, all utterly maxed-out. I'm not sure if it's a series of very short songs or one big long track starting and stopping. It doesn't really matter! There's a moment when a "proper" drum beat kicks in and an amazing mid-paced guitar riff comes out of nowhere - not too dissimilar to early AxCx - that just had me pumping my fist in the air in glee. Heavy fucking metal (!?) Seriously the best single I might ever put out! Co-release with Turgid Animal.



250 copies, full colour sleeve. Note: OFFENSIVE sleeve art. If you don't want to upset your nerves buy an Anal Cunt record instead.





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ATWAR085CULVER - Dirty Pool cassette

Released: May '10



Another volume in At War's never-ending Culver tape series! C63
50 copies only. Obtuse B/W art/pro cassettes.



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ATWAR084CULVER - Amanda By Lamplight cassette

Released: May '10



Another volume in At War's never-ending Culver tape series! C90
50 copies only. Obtuse B/W art/pro cassettes.



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ATWAR083CULVER - Tomb Of Flesh cassette

Released: May '10



Another volume in At War's never-ending Culver tape series! C120!!! Yes, two hours long! Bit more expensive as a result, these cost a bloomin' fortune to have done.
50 copies only. Obtuse B/W art/pro cassettes.



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ATWAR082CULVER - Scream Of The Butterfly cassette

Released: May '10



Another volume in At War's never-ending Culver tape series! C76
50 copies only. Obtuse B/W art/pro cassettes.



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ATWAR050VOMIR - Proanomie CD

Released: January '09

The 50th At War release so it had to be Vomir! First ever "proper" CD of harsh noise wall and it does not disappoint at all! I find it difficult to describe the sheer brutality of either the concept of Vomir's music or indeed the sound of the music itself. It's long, it does not change, and it leaves me with a feeling of intense loss and depression afterward. Truly some of the most powerful music I know. For Vomir there is nothing, and this is how he makes that statement. It's an ugly listen for sure, but well worth the effort. Regular edition in normal jewel case.
500 copies, pro CD, great minimal artwork by Strom Varx.



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ATWAR078BLUE SABBATH BLACK FIJI - Blue Sabbath Black Fiji LP


Released: Mar '10

First vinyl outing from this French/German Glasgow-based duo who have consistently blown me away with their brilliant live performances in the past couple of years.

This record translates BSBF's contagious live set perfectly: at the forefront total overdriven guitar scree, feedback, heavily-effected vocal distortion and brain-pummelling drum machine. Often it seems to become a complete noise free-for-all but every so often BSBF manage a moment of cohesion - a great groove - that's missing from so many noise bands aiming to "out-noise" each other. The cover photo says it all, as do the garish day-glo sleeves. Probably the most head-nodding noise release I've put out yet, could be a good companion piece (antidote?) to the Vomir record.



300 copies, screen-printed sleeves. As you can see, every sleeve is completely unique! If you've got a colour preference let me know and I'll sort you out. Prize if anyone can figure out exactly what the image is on the At War label on the insert too.



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ATWAR088THE AUSTRASIAN GOAT/HABSYLL - Split 7"


Released: May '10

Final 7" in the split record series.

The Austrasian Goat's side reminds me a lot of the last Corrupted record (you know, the one where they went all emo). Ok, I'm being more than a little facetious there, but there's a real driving feel to it - powered by a brilliantly melodic guitar line over a plodding bass riff. Everything's recdorded totally in the red and there's a wonderful layer of white noise over everything. Maybe the best AG side yet saved for the last single!
Having put out the last Habsyll recording and aware of the scale of their music, I was a bit worried about how they would translate to the 7" format. I needn't have worried as they managed to cram all the elements of what made their debut album so good into 6 minutes of wax. Opening up with a scream there's a lot of wailing down-tuned guitar before the wall of heavy hits. So far, so Khanate! It all comes together really well though and is a crushingly claustrophobic listen, especially as it just seems to cut off with no natural end. Great stuff.


300 copies, silkscreened covers. If you've got the other three and you speak french you can now add them altogether and figure out what the writing on the front says!


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ATWAR071CULVER - Black Magic Taxidermy cassette

Released: September '09



Another volume in At War's never-ending Culver tape series!
50 copies only. Obtuse B/W art/pro cassettes.





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ATWAR070CULVER - Wolf Song cassette

Released: September '09

Another volume in At War's never-ending Culver tape series!


50 copies only. Obtuse B/W art/pro cassettes.





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ATWAR062CULVER - Born Innocent cassette

Released: May '09

Fourth tape from Culver; one long side of dense static drone and a blank B-side. A cleansing experience for the mind and body!
50 copies only. Obtuse B/W art/pro cassettes.



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ATWAR061CULVER - The Mistress cassette

Released: Mar '09

Further instruction into entering the void from Culver.
50 copies only. Obtuse B/W art/pro cassettes.



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ATWAR051HATERS - Haters LP

Released: July '09

Over six years since it was recorded this forgotten masterpiece of extreme hardcore is finally released! Utterly single-minded in its relentless brutality, this is one of the most focussed, hateful records I've ever heard.
This is not the noise Haters that most people would expect At War to be relasing but a short-lived band featuring three members of the Voorhees lineup that cut the classic "Spilling Blood Without Reason" LP from 1994. Haters is a different beast though, taking influence from Brainbombs, maybe even early wave power electronics, but channelling it through the Negative Approach wringer, which results in some utterly hideous stuff. Songs are short, sharp shocks that get straight to the point and the album's over 14 tracks later, not at one point letting up for a second. "Kill And Fuck Angels", "Sadist Fuck", "We've Got The Power" say it all really...probably not recommended listening for the faint of heart/easilly offended.
I'm very chuffed with how this record came out and very happy to be part of its release. Some may percieve it to be a bit of a sidestep from the usual At War trajectory but those people would be missing the point entirely, because stuff like this the reason I started the label in the first place and will keep it going for several years to come!


300 copies on black vinyl. Frankly amazing collage artwork from Richard Rupenus of The New Blockaders, as well as a 12"x12" insert. This is a co-relase with Heidenwut Productions (www.myspace.com/heidenwutproductions)



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ATWAR075THE AUSTRASIAN GOAT / L'ACEPHALE - Split 7"

Released: December '09

Third release in the constantly great Austrasian Goat split 7" series and this one is a belter. AG return with a very melancholic track, not quite what I'd call "true" funeral doom, yet maintains a strong sense of despondency and gloom. As ever, strong material from an always-interesting band. L'Acephale are coming out with some of the most interesting black metal around today, and this 7" is no different. A monotonous single slow beat is violently interjected by a savage, noisy, razor-sharp black metal assault; there's a noisecore feel to it too I reckon. Brutal stuff!
350 copies, silk-screened sleeves which will fit together with the other three releases in the series, and three inserts with art and lyrics.



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ATWAR026SHIFT - Creation & Space LP

    Released: July '08

    At last! It looked like it was never gonna happen but it has, and I'm immensely proud of At War's first LP release! This is the second album by SHIFT (first on vinyl), and builds on his much-applauded debut, "Unable To Abide The Silence Of The World". Inhabiting a dark world between noise, dark post industrial and power electronics, it's futile to try and pin down Shift - this record is just utter bleak, heavy-as-fuck, fist-in-your-face concentrated POWER. Four varied tracks ranging from sub-bass grinding drone to moments of near-silent lull, to all-out visceral static jihad, this is one of the most accomplished and expertly composed and executed albums of the genre I've heard in years. Features Lee Stokoe on bass (Skullflower, Culver, Marzuraan). Essential listening and made for vinyl!

    300 copies. Heavy 180g vinyl in a sheer black disco bag, cased in a beautiful silk-screened folder and heavy-duty PVC sleeve, with a high-grade card insert/lyric sheet. Artwork by Pete White.



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    ATWAR060SLOTH/WELUVPOT - Split 7"

    Released: September '09



    Another week, another Sloth split! What the hell do I care, they're one of my favourite bands and I've yet to hear anything they've come up with that I don't love. This is ostensibly one track by them (but sounds like it's in three parts?!), bass-heavy and menacing with some bizarre vocals. I played it to a friend recently who said it sounded like Sesame Street gone wrong. A reasonably prescient point methinks.
    Weluvpot do loads of songs on their side, they sound like Sloth if Sloth had even worse recording equipment and weren't able to play their instruments very well. That's not a criticism, this is some ace fucked-up nonsense! ULTRA lofi noisecore/grind....dunno if it could accurately even be described as that, is just a total mess. Love it, hope to hear a lot more from these guys!
    300 copies, 200 on black vinyl with white sleeves, 100 on various colours and various sleeves (most of mine are kinda green/brown/black splatter). *ask for coloured vinyl!*
    Co-release with Shifty and Sludgesicle.



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    ATWAR059MUTANT APE - Live And Proud 7"

    Released: July '09

    Great document of last summer from Mutant Ape. I played both these shows with him and they were two of the best shows I've seen Mr Proctor do...it's just total over-the-top, unpretentious NOISE. It's aggressive and in-yer-face; the haters can say whatever the fuck they want but Mutant Ape always delivers the good quite frankly. HARSH NOISE, NO BULLSHIT. Perfect! First side was recorded here at a great show we did with Bizarre Uproar and Gelsomina and the other from the great Distraction fest in Newcastle.
    150 copies on orange/white vinyl and fullcolour double-sided fold-over sleeve. Co-release with the always-reliable Turgid Animal label (www.turgid-animal.co.uk)



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    ALKERDEEL TSHIRT

      Released: May '08

      These look fucking great! Prepare for the summer with suitably grim attire! These are limited as I need all the dosh I can spare at the moment to get the next batch of releases out, so act fast! Only black left, sizes S and XL





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    ATWAR056GNAW THEIR TONGUES - To Rend Each Other Like Wild Beasts, Till Earth Shall Reek With Midnight Massacre LP

    Released: May '09

    New album from the most sick, depraved musical nihilist currently active in the underground! After the almost orthodox black metal of GTT's last At War release, the amazing "Genocidal Deliverance" 7", this new full-length album sees a return to the excrutiating slowly-turning thumbscrew approach of old. The layering is totally perfect, and as a whole the record sounds something like a chamber orchestra playing as Gomorrah burns. The world has ended, carrion crows are circling, and Gnaw Their Tongues is playing in the background. His most realised and focussed album yet....brilliant!
    300 copies only. Fully printed inner and outer sleeves in thick stock, black vinyl.


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    ATWAR056GNAW THEIR TONGUES - To Rend Each Other Like Wild Beasts, Till Earth Shall Reek With Midnight Massacre LP + exclusive tshirt

    Released: May '09

    Some extra tshirts available for a limited time. Only size L left! Sorry for the shitey image, I'll try and get a decent photo up when every piece of technology around me stops blowing up.



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    ATWAR059MUTANT APE - Live And Proud 7"+ 5" CDr + 3" CDr

    Released: July '09

    Same material as below on the 7" (though on different coloured vinyl) but this one comes with a bunch more Ape for yer bucks! First CDr is called "Live Blood '06" and features six gigs from Mutant Ape's winter UK tour (with Grunt?) in 2006. Some really great stuff on here and great quality recordings. Second CDr is a new colloboration between MA and Blyth-based nutter Wrest. Recorded over the phone (!), two tracks of unrelenting harshness. Mental!
    50 copies on white/black swirl vinyl. Completely different package to the "regular" version, this comes with the two CDrs mounted over the 7" and held together by printed vellum on either side. Some of my favourite At War packaging yet! Co-release with Turgid Animal of course (www.turgid-animal.co.uk)

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    ATWAR049SEPPUKU/ULTRASHITINFERNO - Split cassette

    Released: January '09

    Just over 20 minutes each from both of these UK heavy-hitters, all recorded live. Seppuku start off with a psychy doom jam, at odds with the usual aggressive raped-cat vocals you've come to know and hate. Second track is dominated by a clunky heavy metal bass riff, very slow and borderline bluesy sludge-esque. Slow, tar-pit doom. USI's side is a whole live show, where seemingly everyone involved in the Newcastle scene got on stage and smashed up whatever they could get their hands on. At root is a repetitive Xaman riff loop, and it sounds like everything else is slowly burning in the background. By the middle of the track this has taken a back seat to a horrible hiss with some vicious screams in the background. Lofi as hell and utterly fucking amazing! It's a real shame this band don't get the attention they deserve, brilliant stuff.
    100 copies with nice glossy double-sided inserts and PINK tapes. Ray Lovelock looking kinda gay on the front too.

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    ATWAR046PERSISTENCE IN MOURNING - The Undead Shall Rise LP

    Released: January '09

    First full-length album from Andy Lippoldt AKA Persistence In Mourning, after a couple of EPs and a split 7" with funeral doom legends Worship. The Undead Shall Rise is a concept album on a zombie attack, following our protagonist on fleeing the zombie hordes on the A side (which ends with him being bitten), and deals with his transformation into an undead on the B side. It's a hokey concept, but does it work? YES IT DOES! There's a real soundtrack feel to the record, with funeral doom dirges interspersed with noisey, unsettling moments and fractured spoken word. Reminiscent of doom legends Thergothon on the more "conventional" pieces, but in my opinion the stuff he's doing on this record is a million miles ahead of anyone in the genre right now. It's a very downbeat record and captures the spirit of utter hopelessness and despair (what I can only assume the "zombie" concept is allegory for) perfectly. Features a host of guest musicians (including Ganzmord, M. Warjomaa from Aarni and B.Baphomet from By The Horns) who serve to each stamp their own unique talents onto the music. Proud as hell to be unleashing this on the world, this is one of my favourite At War releases yet.
    250 copies, each copy includes a blood-stained "last note" from the album's protagonist.



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    ALKERDEEL TSHIRT

      Released: May '08

      These look fucking great! Prepare for the summer with suitably grim attire! These are limited as I need all the dosh I can spare at the moment to get the next batch of releases out, so act fast! Only black left, sizes S and XL





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    ATWAR057CULVER - The Reincarnation Of Tara cassette

    Released: Mar '09

    New Culver tape. I've been asked to keep these releases shrowded in mystery!
    50 copies only. Obtuse B/W art/pro cassettes.



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    ATWAR058CULVER - Inverted Iron Rose cassette

    Released: Mar '09

    New Culver tape. I've been asked to keep these releases shrowded in mystery!
    50 copies only. Obtuse B/W art/pro cassettes.



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    ATWAR067THE AUSTRASIAN GOAT/CHAMBRE FROIDE - Split 7"

    Released: July '09

    Second in the Austrasian Goat split 7" series. More funeral doom side from Austrasian Goat this time, totally desperate stuff. Chambre Froide is total raging crusty black metal: how it should be! Filth!
    350 copies on black vinyl. Silkscreened sleeve, heavy vinyl. Co-release with the following excellent labels: 213, Carbonized Cells, Cold Void Emanations, Krusty Le Clown, Nuclear Thrash, Wee and Odio Sonoro. Phew!

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    ATWAR047THE AUSTRASIAN GOAT / AFFLICTIS LENTAE - Split 7"

    Released: Mar '09

    First in the Austrasian Goat split 7" series and it's a belter! TAG start things off with three tracks all based around the concept of WAR, split up with some conversation in french that I don't understand. The tracks are really fast and raw, pretty old school black metal and maybe not what some people would expect. Brings to mind a slightly more musically adept Ildjarn. Afflictis Lentae hail from France also and their side starts off with the sound of machine gunning, which seems to continue through the whole song....totally brutal black metal battery; again, all volume turned up as far in the red as possible, total hell for leather stuff.
    350 copies. Heavy vinyl in a black disco bag with screen printed recycled card covers, plus a double-sided lyric insert. This is a corelease between At War, 213, Krusty Le Clown, Nuclear Thrash, Carbonized Cells, Amertume, Wee Wee and CVE (phew!); I have 70 copies for sale.


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    ATWAR054LUBYANKA - Suprematism I 2xCDr

    Released: Feb '09

    Two discs of incredibly minimal non-shifting tone from Lubyanka. The music is based on the Suprematist art movement, and particularly focussing on Malevich's "Black Square". Ultimately minimal, the first disc (3") is an unsettling low throbbing tone with utterly no variation; the second "black" disc is a more harsh static robotic tread, white noise digitised crunching against a harsh noise wall bass backdrop. Warning: NOT easy listening!
    100 copies. Jewel case with the CDs themselves as art, concentric circles against a transparent printed insert of a black square. Ultra minimal!


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    ATWAR050VOMIR - Proanomie CD + CDr

    Released: January '09

    The 50th At War release so it had to be Vomir! First ever "proper" CD of harsh noise wall and it does not disappoint at all! I find it difficult to describe the sheer brutality of either the concept of Vomir's music or indeed the sound of the music itself. It's long, it does not change, and it leaves me with a feeling of intense loss and depression afterward. Truly some of the most powerful music I know. For Vomir there is nothing, and this is how he makes that statement. It's an ugly listen for sure, but well worth the effort.
    100 copies, only available from me. Includes a second black/black CDr with over an hour of further HNW, in a black anti-static bag with a Vomir sticker. Sale only, no trades on this thanks.


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    SEPPUKU TSHIRT

      Released: September '08

      Black print on a yellow shirt. Design in tribute to one of my favourite Giallos, Torso AKA Carnal Violence...and of course the lovely Suzy Kendall. In preparation for the forthcoming eurobabe attack of the Culver/Seppuku CD! Only SMALL left!



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    ATWAR045VOMIR/CONCRETE THREAT - Split cassette

    Released: November '08

    Here we have two of the leading lights of the HNW scene, Vomir from France and Concrete Threat from Sweden. Vomir side is a very oppressive, suffocating wall; Concrete Threat seems to have a greater level of dynamism (is that the right word? Probably not!) and is equally as much of an endurance test. At around 20 minutes a piece, this is relatively "wall light" but still packs a mighty punch. All hail the new breed!
    110 copies, regular tape cases with plain black j-card, black tapes. Glossy inserts and At War/HNW sticker hidden inside. *PS - you can tell which side is which because Side A is marked with one dot and Side B is marked with two!*



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    ATWAR039SEPPUKU - Live At Glasgow Implodes 3" CDr

      Released: Jul '08

      The entire Glasgow Implodes performance captured on a wee mini CDr! And for those of you fortunate enough to not witness this epic set, it lasted around a minute and a half. Unholy violent vocal outbursts, blast beats a-plenty, and some horrific wall of noise from Lee Stokoe. Painful to listen to, but it doesn't last very long. Cover in tribute to the most handsome snooker player around, also featuring Greame Dott. Spot the spelling mistake on the back and win a pie.

      200 copies. ***If you buy this with anything else, DON'T ADD ANY FURTHER POSTAGE, it's only wee and won't cost any more to ship!***

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    ATWAR036GNAW THEIR TONGUES - The Genocidal Deliverance 7"

    Released: October '08

    First time on 7" for this black metal beast! Whilst the last release I did for Gnaw Their Tongues was very Abruptum-esque crypt-dwelling, chain-clanking noise, this release sees Mories go for a more "traditional" - if that can ever be said of GTT - black metal approach. Fast and raw as fuck but with some great melodies going on, there's even a trad metal wail on the A side. It's got the same basement production you'll be used to, reminds me a little of a really under-produced and less technically-adept Marduk circa-"Heaven Shall Burn...". Side B "Dead Bird Prophecies" starts off with some cryptic looping samples then goes straight for the jugular with a complete mess of drums and total black guitar, a total blown-out savage disaster. It all culminates in a chorus of wailing guitar solo, noise and shrieking vocal before settling on a weird keyboard line and some spoken word before all going mental again. Amazing!

    300 copies, black vinyl. Pro-done colour sleeves with some unpleasant art by Mories.

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    ATWAR032SLOTH/SEPPUKU - Yacula/Dance! split 7"

    Released: August '08

    New 7" that I'm incredibly chuffed about! Sharing a split 7" with one of my favourite bands is the highlight of doing all this stuff so far, could only be eclipsed by maybe Maiden letting me go on tour with them, or perhaps Peter Gabriel playing some flute on our next record. Anyway, I digress. Seven short tracks of weirdness from Sloth; creepy, odd atmosphere to these and in a similar vein to the more obtuse approach of recent EPs they've been coming out with. Some great sub-stoner riffs in there and some ridiculously high-pitched screaming going on. Another winner. One long, claustrophobic and ultra-heavy track from Seppuku, not a million miles away from the recent split 7" with Mutant Ape, but more cohesive. Snails-pace riffing, unholy sarcophagus shrieks and sub-bass low-end. All in tribute to one of the most amazing women ever, Lina Romay.

    Full-colour thick card sleeves and sturdy PVC wallets. 200 copies, split release with Sloth.

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    ATWAR040VYEBIDEVOCHKUVZHOPU - 80 Minutes Of Decay CDr

    Released: August '08

    When they're not bombing the shit out of small countries or pissing off the international community in general, Russia excels in making some of the most weird, off-the-wall noise currently around. VDVZH make some of the most painful, out-of-tune, ridiculously over-the-top and frankly brilliant noise I've ever heard. My good friend Phil Monopolka put out a tape by these guys a wee while ago and this is like that but multiplied by ten....nearly EIGHTY MINUTES of random smashing, guitar abuse, drums being thrown about, screaming......I think these things happen but it's difficult to tell. There's a vaguely noisecore element to it all but it sounds much less "focussed"...and by that I mean it could have been recorded by a bunch of tramps who'd happened upon some amplifiers in an alley after sniffing some glue and downing a couple of four litre bottles of White Lighting. Totally recommended if yer a fan of, say, "Instruments Disorder". Which happily I consider amongst the greatest things ever recorded. "Every gig is a dis-ass-terrr". Too fucking right!

    Oversize card sleeves, stick-on artwork, some sage information on the album, and a picture of a guy's arsehole on the CD face. What more do you want? 100 copies.

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    ATWAR033LUBYANKA - Lubyanka Chorus CDr

      Released: May '08

      20 minutes of slowly building, grim and pummeling harsh noise. Layers of black static build on top of one another until everything is maxed out and it becomes a pure wall of droning bass-heavy morbidity.

      Jewel case with minimal two-piece black/white card inserts. 100 copies.



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    BLACK SUN TSHIRT

      Released: September '08

      Two sided print, white on black. Front: LP cover; HAMMER THE NAILS. Back: Wolfsangle / At War logo. Sizes S, M, L available. *No image, Photobucket cunts keep taking it down! NAZIS.*


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    ATWAR031GNAW THEIR TONGUES - Devotion CDr

      Released: Mar '08

      A new limited CDr from the current main man of torturous, necrotic black noise, Gnaw Their Tongues. This is some of his most noisy, "anti musical" stuff to date, all jangling chains, old samples of torture victims, cold synth and total NECROMATICAL SCREAMS. It reminds me a lot of Abruptum, but not quite as minimalistic. Whilst not overtly black metal in terms of sound, the aesthetic and general sense of utter misanthropy is abundantly clear. A perfect companion piece to his more "mainstream" releases. These won't stay around long so get 'em while you can!!

      Put a lot of time and effort into the packaging on this one: A3-sized card sleeve with a black-on-black vellum insert, with a double-sided CD-size fully printed card sleeve inside, and printed silver CDr with black bottom. All held in a DVD-size PVC wallet. 100 copies



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    GNAW THEIR TONGUES TSHIRT

      Released: Mar '08

      Black shirt, white front print (logo/woman with knife from the "Devotion" CDr), At War logo on the back. Fruit Of The Loom shirts.

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    ATWAR025MUTANT APE/SEPPUKU - Soft News/No Friends Split 7"

      Released: Feb '08

      First foray into the world of vinyl and it's a belter if I do say so myself!! The incredibly busy George Proctor smashes us across the chops for the duration of his side of this slab with a punishing six minute lesson in harsh noise brutality. It sounds like a large collection of faulty electric appliances being launched down the stairs of a building on fire. Fucking GREAT! On the flipside is a couple of tracks by the band formerly known as TETSUO. This side sees a change of direction from the previous lo-fi clatterings of before and contains two mercilessly heavy tracks of full-on noise doom!! First track, "The Sound Of Slow Decay" does exactly what it says on the tin...repetitive sub-Sabbath riffing which eventually kills itself, followed by "Vincent Price's Wife Is Dead", which sounds like a hokey 70s nightmare sequence from a Hammer film gone wrong.

      Stick-on laser printed sleeves and a confusing insert that doesn't really shed much light on anything. BLACK VINYL, 220 copies. This is a corelease with Turgid Animal and can also be bought from www.turgid-animal.co.uk

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    ATWAR030INSEMINOID - A Mask For Jennifer CDr

      Released: Feb '08



      First (I think?!) record from this horrible meeting of the two unstable minds of Lee Stokoe (Culver) and George Proctor (Mutant Ape). This comes across very much as a great sum of parts from this pair: vacuous tunnels of stasis and repetitive crumbling walls of horrific noise assault. It all sounds a bit like the beginning of Terminator II, y'know, when the big tank things are crushing the MOUNTAINS OF SKULLS. To quote Donald Tardy of Obituary: heavier than a bag of donkey's balls.
      Completely at odds with the holocaustal music contained within, this is packaged in sickeningly garish covers drawn by Tisbor in my kitchen as the cabinet collapsed on top of me. Bright yellow vellum backs and full colour Girls Aloud tribute CDrs! 100 copies.

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ATWAR028PANTHER MODERN - Salem CDr

    Released: Feb '08

    First release (hopefully of many!) by this amazing new band from the US. I got this through the door one day a few months ago and was utterly blown away by how totally powerful and blistering it was. Three tracks of completely bleak, unrelenting and totally innovative harsh black noise! There are some terrific moments of tension as everything boils down to a low simmer, before once again the high- end kicks in and pummels yer napper into submission. There's a rather ambiguous Satanic theme running through this and there's a genuinely weird and truly unsettling undercurrent to the whole thing. Bang on the second track and you'll see what I mean: distorted synth (?!) tones, echoed, unintelligible samples, cut through with the odd "Erector"-style ultra high-frequency laser blast. Properly disturbing music.


    In keeping with the tone of the piece, image for the front artwork taken from "Cthulu" by Austin Spare (the original of which I had the pleasure of viewing a couple of months ago in Glasgow!); wrap-around black half-sleeve, back parchment insert, fully printed CDr. 100 copies.

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ATWAR027DEATH FACTORY/MESSIAH COMPLEX - Split Cassette

    Released: Feb '08

    Around 30 minutes a piece from this pairing of like-minded post-industrial pessimists from Chicago and Bathgate respectively. Mike Kraus AKA Death Factory gives us four tracks of very varied noise/ambient. There are a lot of different styles going on here, from straight-up harsh-head attack to weird flanger effects, more often than not all amalgamating into a sorta "noise orchestra" crescendo. A lot's went into this and repeated listens really yield something new every time. Supoib! Messiah Complex's side is a little more typical of their sound than than ominous dark ambience of their previous At War release, "Meniscus". This untitled track builds up from a crackling oscillation to full on blazing static fire and a wailing feedback chorus. It waxes and wanes through solid rumbling noise wall and loud as fuck, in-yer-skull post power electronic battery! These guys are quietly plying their trade and putting out some great releases on many respectable noise labels. Keep an eye out!


    Some of my favourite At War packaging yet! All cassettes come in static shielding bags with double-sided insert/black stickered cassettes, all sealed with a wee sticker. All these tapes were pro-duplicated. You think I've got time to sit every night dubbing an endless pile of fucking tapes? Nae chance pal!! 100 copies.

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ATWAR024VEEE DEEE - VEEE DEEE 2x3" CDr

    Released: Jan '08
    100 Copies



    These guys slayed Glasgow when they came last year and these new recordings are even better! Two mini CDrs, two new lengthy songs by this Anglo-Canadian drums/guitar duo currently residing in Tokyo, Japan! First disc "Ikeburo Incinerator" is a total Jap-psych instrumental blowout, completely wild and unrestrained. The title of this track seems pertinent, in that it sounds like it was recorded in a sweaty room with no fucking way out. Second disc - "Your Love Is A Fucking Drag" is more of an early 90s AmRep-style jam, yet feels more considered. Brilliant caustic lyrics and shredding screams give way to an over-the-top instrumental crescendo, all heaving guitar and clattering drum wizardry. Really happy to be releasing this, some might think this is more "musical" than the usual At War stuff, but this is still as in-your-face and NOISE as anything else.
    Printed double mini-CDrs in nice "indestructible" double CD cases, with mounted thick-stock card inserts on brown paper.

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ATWAR023VOMIR - CLAUSTRATION 6xCDr BOX + SHIRT + STICKER + BADGE

    Released: Dec '07



    One of the most punishing noise releases ever. Period! "Claustration" is over five hours (spread over five discs) of the most harsh wall noise imaginable. Ominous pummeling walls of avalanche static beating upon your brain until submission. This record will takes "wall noise" to the next level - essential!!


    Here's a run-down of everything included:

    5 CDrs - "Claustration"; over five hours of new harsh order from the french master of wall, Vomir!
    Bonus CDr of old Vomir/pre Vomir material; very interesting disc compiled from old tapes/CDrs. See the origins of Vomir!
    Vomir tshirt, white print on a black shirt
    Glossy Vomir 5"x3" Vomir "Harsh Noise Wall" sticker
    Vomir pin badge; black skull logo with red type

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ATWAR019DEAD WOOD - SUNDAY FOR EVERYTHING CDr

    Released: Oct '07
    50 Copies



    Manipulated field recordings and subtle electronic oscillations from Adam Baker, who also runs the excellent and under-appreciated Dirty Demos label. At times quite disorientating due to the chopped-up nature of the 13 short-ish tracks; snippets of conversation and street sounds glued together by laptop fuzz.
    Stickered black digipaks with gold spraypaint, insert and sprayed white CDrs.

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ATWAR020WINTERS IN OSAKA - SECRET ROADS 3" CDr

    Released: Sep '07
    120 Copies



    New mini-CDr from one of the most interesting and forward-thinking US "noise" bands out right now. The idea behind this release was to utilise no distortion at all, using a lot of unorthodox instrumentation. The results are astounding and quite unlike anything WIO have done in the past. Some great tunes going on here; eight minute-plus "Now You Know" is amazing; low-fi percussives and what sounds like some spanish guitar? Great ritual music nonetheless that comes as a big surprise and my only disappointment is it's not longer. Another companion piece will be coming soon on At War, cannae wait!
    3" CDr comes in a PVC case, wrapped in black material made out of flowers (?!) and a gold band, and a printed insert.

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ATWAR017SNOTNOSED - LIVE SHIT ACTION 2003-2006 CDr

    Released: Sep '07
    100 Copies



    Snotnosed has become a bit of a legend in recent years. Born as a "tribute" of sorts to Jap trash noise legends Hanatarashi/Hanatarash, this duo went about demolishing several venues of northern England (and often themselves) with as little care for the consequences as their Japanese counterparts did in the 80s. What we have here is a collection of live sets as well as remixed/remastered "studio" tracks which originally appeared on Traqueto Records' "Surrounding" complilation. Nothing can compare to the total destructive onslaught that was Snotnosed live but these recordings are the next best thing!!
    Painstakingly packaged in yellow card covers, with a full colour CDr (pink, green or yellow), a green Snotnosed pin badge, and a twelve-page booklet, featuring live reviews, previously unseen photos, "An Oral History Of Snotnosed", liner notes and track info. Amazing stuff!!

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ATWAR016REJECTAMENTA - SSERVANT CDr



Debut album from sometime Tetsuo member Rejectamenta!! Total robotic psychosis; there's far too much going on here to even begin to describe it after just a few listens. Adam Cresser is a total genius of circuit-bent electronics and his mastery is on full display here. It's amazing to hear a "noise" album that's actually been thought out - nay, COMPOSED - that you can in fact hum along to. Well, maybe not. Either way, this is totally intense stuff and I'm not over-emphasising when I say this is up there with the finest examples of the genre I've ever heard. Whilst there are so many noise artists out there today who release 50+ albums in a year, it's refreshing to hear one who actually puts in a massive amount of time, work and effort to make something that just sounds devestating. Buy or die!!
There are two different versions of this record; I had initially only intended on putting out 50 since the metal cases were so expensive, but I've since decided to make an unlimited "regular edition" which is a lot cheaper but contains exactly the same music. It's up to you what one you want to buy.

Packaged in a metal DVD-sized tin, hand engraved on the front, with shiny silver CDrs. Expensive but these cost a fortune to buy and will cost a fortune to mail due to the weight! 50 copies.

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In a PVC case with cardboard insert. More affordable and still better looking than 90% of the pish "noise labels" sell. Ouch!

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AT WAR WITH FALSE NOISE SHIRT

No No Shirts

Printed in response to Sunn charging three thousand quid fer a CDr on their last UK tour! Euronymous is spinning in his grave and that's why these shirts are necessary attire! Tool up and help in the fight against the hipster menace!

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ATWAR015NOMA - LACRIMOSA/NIDUS 2xCDr

    "Lacrimosa"
  1. Before A Dying Chemist
    "Nidus"
  1. Hyndland Stair Choir
  2. Clay Montage
  3. At War With A Train
  4. Clay Montage No. 2
  5. Crocuta

Released: May '07
100 copies



Finally the new Noma album is unleashed! I'm massively chuffed with this one; everything about this release is why I decided to start At War in the first place!
Double album set that shows two distinct sides to the wonderful and often frightening world of Noma; the first disc "Lacrimosa" features one long piece built up with layered harmonium and drones which slowly envelop the listener. As Dylan Carlson said, "...a physical presence in the room...I can almost touch the sounds". The second disc, "Nidus" collects a bunch of more "noise"-style shorter tracks built around heavily-manipulated found sounds, vocals, and field recordings. In contrast to the first disc, lots going on and really benefits from repeated listens.

I'm very chuffed to be releasing this as Noma gets nothing like the credit he deserves when there are a lot more unoriginal acts doing the rounds right now being praised by the usual clueless journo-types just cos their face fits. Highly recommended!

Packaged in printed vellum with wrap-around insert in over-sized PVC slipcase. These are all hand-made and have been in the works for several weeks due to every part of the process going wrong at some point.

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ATWAR014ROUGH SEX QUARTET - RAPE BABY CDr

    Released: May '07
    Unlimited Press



    One long track of unrelenting filthy monoto-noise from these mysterious noise perverts. Faceless and unrelentingly harsh avalanche of pummeling noise and low-end bass rumble. Truly unpleasant black-on-black packaging that's as hard to see as the music is to listen to.
    I'm going to do this one as an on-going press so no limit on numbers.

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ATWAR013MESSIAH COMPLEX - MENISCUS CDr

    Released: May '07
    100 Copies



    A torturous bleak industrial noise soundscape that could only be borne from Bathgate, Scotland! Totally bereft of joy, this is much more dark ambient than this two-piece's usually more harsh noise output, but there are definite METAL undertones to the whole thing. This will suck your soul! Think Death In June, the "Eraserhead" soundtrack and the first Fear Factory album (!)
    Pro-printed sleeves in DVD-size polythene covers

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ATWAR012VOMIR - UNTITLED CDr

    Released: Mar '07
    100 Copies



    One long track of what you could call unshifting harsh noise wall from prolific frenchman and Maison Bruit head Vomir. Overwhelming white noise static that takes no prisoners. Fuck music! No tunes, no compromise!
    Comes in an oversize hard "CD safe case" with some pretty horrific artwork.

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ATWAR011BEIP - I LIKE PENIS 3" CDr

    Released: Mar '07
    100 Copies



    Reissue of the out-of-print Finnish noisecore classic originally released four years ago! 56 songs of discordant, screaming out-of-tune mania from a solo Beip. All done in nine minutes of sheer aural torture, brings to mind the best finnish noisecore band ever, AUNT MARY!
    PS - for an excellent resource on noisecore, check out this excellent info site:
    http://www.cfprod.com/noisecore/
    Packaged in a 3" PVC wallet, pro-printed card and wrapped in pink Cromatico paper.

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ATWAR010TETSUO/BRONDIE - LOVE FOR DEBBIE 3" CDr

  1. My Love For You Is Like A Claw! (Tetsuo)
  2. ??? (Brondie)
  3. ??? (Brondie)
  4. ??? (Brondie)

Released: Mar '07
200 Copies



One lengthy track from then two-piece improv punk dicks Tetsuo partly recorded live in a manic performance in Aberdeen last summer. Inhuman screams, jazz drumming, samples from old Toshihiro Mifune films and some J-pop to finish it off. What more do you want?
The other three tracks come from Japanese Blondie tribute band BRONDIE, recorded in rehearsal space in Kanazawa, Ishikawa in 2004. Fucking ace!!
3" CDr comes in a mini hard DVD case with nudie image of the goddess who is Debbie Harry, as well as a picture CD. Small but perfectly formed!

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ATWAR009CULVER - THE BLACK TELEPHONE WIRE CDr

CULVER - BLACK TELEPHONE WIRE front cover

Released: Jan '07
100 Copies

The best release At War has done yet!! Remember the opening track on Corrupted's "Se Hace Por Los Suenos Asesinos" and how you didn't think the world could get any bleaker? Prepare yerself for this! One ultra-lengthy piece that builds up from minimal strumming to a total wall of white noise VOID and then back again. Brings to mind Ulver's masterpiece "Kveldssanger". Totally epic!

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ATWAR008BJERGA/IVERSEN - DAYS OF THUNDER CDr

Bjerga/Iversen - Days Of Thunder front cover

Released: Dec '06
100 Copies

Live set recorded with amazing improv guitarist and Enlightenment records founder Lars Myrvoll last summer in Oslo. The addition of a guitar makes this a much harsher proposition than some of this duo's previous material, but's fits perfectly with Jan-M Iversen's electronic backbone and Sindre Bjerga's buzz and howl. Some great heavy moments of apocalyptic doom amidst the lull and squall. Fully hand-made paper wallets hold the CD, only 2-3 of each design! Hand numbered, includes watercolour paper insert with art by Alec Cheer.

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ATWAR007ALISTAIR CROSBIE -
EVERYTHING AROUND ME HAS SOMEHOW BROKEN CDr

Alistair Crosbie - Everything Around Me Has Somehow Broken front cover

Released: Nov '06
50 Copies

New set of intensely personal tracks by one of the most under-appreciated soloists working today. Edited together from recordings made up to a decade ago, a lot of this is more caustic than recent works on Lefthand Pressings but there are a few moments of wonderful lull in there too.

At times dramatic, resonant and jarringly emotive; his best work yet. Packaged in printed gauze paper at the front/tracing paper at the back.

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ATWAR006KRANKE DICHTER - BEI DER DRITTEN H?UTUNG CDr

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  1. Bei Der Dritten H?utung (31:54)

Released: Oct '06
50 Copies

30 min plus harsh noise workout incorporating bizarre samples, loops and vocals (?!) from this reclusive german cave-dweller.

Coming at it from a very unique angle: mad, atonal blasts of sheer noise evolving continuously battle with tortured cows and piercing feedback. Comes in suitably zany packaging, all spraypainted differently.

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ATWAR005NOT - MUSIC FOR WOMB CDr

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  1. Music for Womb (61:08)

Released: Sept '06
50 Copies

One 60 minute+ exercise in minimal drones and layers of dense, tidal tone.
A total trip of wavelength experimentation and low frequency oscillations of white noise, gives the same effect of the classic "Earth 2" record. Very minimally packaged in two sheets of printed translucent heavy-stock paper.

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ATWAR004NACKT INSECTEN - SICK ANIMAL EYES

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  1. Ascension Into Yr Ideal (14:55)
  2. Monk's Wine (11:22)
  3. Circadian Rhythm (14:30)

Released: Sept '06
100 Copies

Brilliantly bleak free-drone from grimm necrowizard Ruaraidh Sanachan. Three very varied tracks of dense megalithic tones and penetrating feedback.
Comes in a jewel case with half-size back insert and black-bottomed CDrs, and filled with dead wasps.

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ATWAR003TETSUO VS KYLIE MINOISE CDr

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  1. Small Red Chunks of Tongue (Kylie Minoise)
  2. Naked Bathtub Samuri Aktion 1 (KMvsT)
  3. Naked Bathtub Samuri Aktion 2 (KMvsT)
  4. Ninjo-Giri (Tetsuo)

Released: Aug '06
120 Copies

Track 1 recorded @ Glasgow Implodes Festival, 23/10/05
Tracks 2 & 3 recorded @ Leckie's flat, 27/02/06
Track 4 recorded @ Stereo, 24/02/06

A track each from each band and two collaborations recorded on Monopolka's UK tour. Harsh high-end assault from Kylie, confrontational drum/vocal fight instigation from Tetsuo.
Fancy dan packaging

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