July 6th, 2015: Seed Stock, Personnel, and the Seed Stock web store have reopened. We have 2 new releases out (see below) and some new distro items in the shop.
On March the 29th (Saturday) Raspberry Bulbs will take the stage at Baby's Alright - at 146 Broadway in Brooklyn, 8pm, $10. The band will be accompanied by Anxiety Hammer (feat. ex-members of Salvation - PA) with Virile Games (NY) breaking up the dark rock and roll music.
Wulkanaz 'Paurpura Fraeovibokos' LP is now sold out from SS. The record is sold out from Altare Prod. as well, and no represses have been planned thus far. You can, however, order the cassette or CD version from Altare Prod
. in Portugal.
Please do not email asking for copies of this LP or any other SS releases which are not listed in the 'store' section, these items are literally completely gone.
RB will be playing 4 shows in November, 2013. The stops include Pittsburgh, Chicago, Oberlin, and Manhattan. Visit the tour page for full listings. The band will be in the van with Alberich (NY) and will share the bill in Chicago and Pittsburgh. RB will have new shirt designs and merchandise for the shows.
As of Today (February 26th) Pre-order begins for the Wulkanaz debut LP. Test presses and artwork have been approved, the release is already in production and is expected to be back around April 1st.
Seed Stock will only be supplying orders to North and South America, Asia, and Australia. This gatefold LP with 12 page booklet will be limited to 500 copies, and we will be in possession of only half the pressing.
in Portugal will handle ALL European orders, please use their new webstore
to place a pre-order .
Have a listen to 2 new tracks from the LP: Aggwiz Agisiz and Gadiliggs - Þagkjan hulundi seþ
Raspberry Bulbs will be heading out on a short 4 day mini-tour through the East Coast. Link off above for all the details, tour dates, and information for purchasing tickets. The stops so far include Philadelphia, Providence, Brighton (Ma)
, and Brooklyn
. This marks a new phase and line up for RB. Essentially, they will be performing all new material from the upcoming 'Deformed Worship' LP. Similarly, RB has also been booked to play with Iceage in Brooklyn on Jan 25th (at 285 Kent).
Seed Stock Records did a guest DJ spot on the show My Castle of Quiet
last week. The set tried to focus on specific and obscure black metal songs from all over the globe, many of tracks were directly played from demo cassettes. The other stand out moment was an exclusive track from Wulkanaz off of their upcoming album. Lots of BM that is worth your time to hear. Link off to the playlist from the title above.
The west coast edition of the Bone Awl tenth anniversary show is happening on July 27th in San Francisco, CA at the Elbo Room
. We are very proud to announce that opening for BA will be Cirrhus (from Oregon) and the first ever USA appearance by Verglas (Montreal). Please come out, and experience this very rare event. Tickets are not available in advance, you can purchase them day of the show at the venue ($8 will get you in). The flyer for the show is linked off above.
We have decided to create a new label over here, as a brother to Seed Stock: Personnel Records. This label will be used to focus on all non-black metal related bands which we fully support. With the launch of the label are our first two releases: Russian Tsarlag "Liquid Nails" LP and Raspberry Bulbs "Demos 2009/2010" LP, both available in the SS shop. All news pertaining to Personnel will be posted here.
Since the two earlier demos of RB have been out of print for over a year, we decided to reissue both of them on one vinyl release. This LP, released as Personnel's 2nd vinyl, contains the first RB demo "Finally Burst..." as well as the 2nd demo "Lone Gunman". These are both the defining recordings for the band, that illustrate the style and direction RB would take. The LP is limited to 500 copies on black vinyl, they come with trademark pink jackets, shrink wrapped, and affixed with the "RB" logo sticker. Link to the shop
Listen to a sample of the song 'No Reason' here.
Russian Tsarlag is more easily explained as the musical counterpart to the psyche of Carlos Gonzalez rather than trying to attach it to genre or make other musical comparisons. If you've seen Carlos perform or look over one his records you can see that he very much tries to create a new world where he truly belongs. There is humor, although bleak, and there is a certain sci-fi feel, although faded. He has been around for a while now, and has essentially been doing the same thing throughout his time in Providence, Ri as well as now in his home of Tampa, Florida and Carlos' sincerity and singularity keep a devout group of followers and his status as a cult artist both growing steadily like a happy David Cronenberg-sculpted bonus organ.
Liquid Nails is his 3rd full length LP in a long list of cassette releases and other format releases which might also be considered full-lengths. Needless to say, Carlos is a very productive artist, he also makes comic books (either Slime Freak or Steam Walkway) and tours often, creating memorable live performances which sometimes more resemble a stand up routine than a noise show. If anything he has now honed the sound of RT into something that focuses more on song and lyric: there is less noise on these recordings and much more atmosphere. Whereas his older material was essentially the Willy Wonka boat rant backed by a psychotic war drum, the new songs are more like lullabies sung to astronauts during deep space travel stasis. Essentially, you should take some time to enter into the world of Russian Tsarlag and almost all of his releases are a fine starting point, Liquid Nails being a most certainly qualified portal (just make sure the sun is down, and the lights are off).
Limited to 200 copies with fold over xerox covers and red obi.
The new Bone awl recording 'Bowing Heads' has been released on vinyl by Iron Tyrant
records (Italy), and is back in the shop for another time. It comes in 12" format limited to 700 copies with the first 100 copies on clear vinyl with poster. It also features the 'Sunless Xyggos' recording on the B-side.
A dedication to work still remains, employed until skulls are pressed into the dirt. Bowing Heads is the first new release of Bone Awl in nearly 3 years. All of the pock-marks still there and some new scars, somehow still shaving off dead meat. Dubbed tapes with xerox covers. 6 new songs, all a continued hacking at the same stone. The face is now uncovered and quite clear. Only a short stack in stock here, the tape version from the recent Berlin show whose future reissue is still undecided, recommended if you want to hear this do not sleep on picking it up.
The RB set that took place on July 15th during the My Castle of Quiet
show is now posted online in the Free Music Archives. This is the first performance of RB as a full band and marks a new stage for the band. More live performances by RB coming up: this weekend at the Red Light District
(July 30th), w/ Iceage on August 21st at Secret Project Robot
, also w/ FFH and Endless Humiliation at Lit
on Sept. 12.
BoomKat, the digital provider of Hospital Productions releases, now has 'Nature Tries Again' for purchase download. This will be the most close to master version of the album, and will of course sound much better than the poor counterfeit versions floating around.
PICK THIS UP FOR A SALE PRICE OF $5.00.
Sovereign have been a strange and unique band in the underground for a long while. With releases marking back all the way to the late nineties, they have developed a surprisingly long discography that has spread as slowly as you would expect of vinyl only releases from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Regardless, Sovereign's style is something that will immediately stand out, and distinguish itself from the many other "black" bands from that region. Their music is vibrant, raw, melodic, and the only thing noticeably "Brazilian" about it is how the sole member, Rudolph, wrangles the guitar strings like he's choking out the last breath of a living animal.
The Voci dal Passato CS is a reissue of the debut self-released album by Tony Tears (who at one point was the bassist of Italian Gothic-Doom metal band Abysmal Grief). This eerie and heavy Gothic-Doom album might seem like a strange release for Seed Stock considering the past releases, but considering the quality of Voci, you can see it fits in nicely with the recurring theme of primitivism, simplicity, and clarity of vision.Tony Tears has something in common with his Italian cohorts in Abysmal Grief as well as a lot of the older Italian doom bands appearing on the Black Widow label, but the greater appeal here is the utterly stripped down song structures and haunting raw atmosphere created by the clean vocals, drum machine, and keyboards. Like a lot of other Italian doom bands, there is some transcendental ambient element floating in all the songs. It seems they were never able to shake the aura of 70s Italian horror movies, or the sick heat of the desert in Spaghetti Westerns and Mr. Tears is no exception. However, Voci keeps things braindead simple in terms of guitar and it's his haunting spirit voice that drives the songs into something of deeper personality.
Voci dal Passato is something that should appeal to all fans of minimal metal and is raw not in production (although this does have a warm analog sound) but rather in its presentation of the mood and riff.
Coming out the 2nd wave of Polish black metal, Moontower were one the names that stood out in this scene of dangerous and violent music from that era. With contemporaries like Ohtar, Selbstmord, Kataxu, and Gontyna Kry this scene defined itself as the most potent in all of European black metal for that time period. With several great demos and a split cassette with Ohtar, Moontower were and continue to be one of the most productive Polish bands of that time. In the Shadow of the Wolf was released as a debut mini album of sorts back in 2003, and to this day stands as the band's finest acheivement (in Seed Stock's opinion of course).