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Witchsorrow EP Release Date

I was going to wait until some kind of confirmation was posted on Rise Above’s website, but, since they never update it, so I gave up on that.

Witchsorrow announced on their Myspace earlier this month that their debut EP will be released on April 12th by Rise Above Records and will be available as a single disc CD or a double vinyl edition, which comes with a Witchsorrow patch.

This EP was originally supposed to be released last Fall, then this month, and now next month but this is the first time it’s actually been given a set release date, so hopefully it really is going to come out on April 12th. We’ll keep you updated either way.


Grand Magus Vinyl Reissue

Some more news from Rise Above Records…

Finally, Grand Magus’ self-titled debut album is being released on vinyl by the good folks over at Rise Above. Limited to 300 copies and sold exclusively by Rise Above, this reissue comes with the original LP on gold vinyl in a gatefold sleeve with a bonus numbered 7″ in a separate picture sleeve, plus a large A2 poster. The 7″ will have the two bonus tracks from the CD reissue of the album.

Now, they say “the first pressing comes in gold vinyl.” So, you can assume that there will be a second pressing when (not if) this sells out, but you can also assume it will be on black vinyl and that it will not come with the poster or the 7″. Continue reading

Astra, Diagonal, Litmus – Live in London 4/14/2010

So, I’m totally bummed that I can’t go to this but here it is anyway.

Rise Above’s prog saviors Astra, Diagonal, and Litmus are getting together this April for a night of spacey fish and chips at The Scala in London. The first 300 people through the door will receive a free Astra/Diagonal Split 7″. If you live anywhere near London and aren’t dead or incapacitated in some equally restrictive fashion, I strongly recommend you go to this. I also recommend you get there early to make sure you get one of the free 7″ records. I recommend, too, that you then mail said 7″ to me. Think of it as a finder’s fee.

Buy tickets here!

Check out the bands, if you haven’t yet.




More Like Bad-Asstra

I already knew that San Diego-based (maybe 1970s-based is more accurate) prog rock outfit Astra were good, but when I saw them perform at Freshface Fever last month I was totally blown away. They played in a room with a bar and no stage, and the only microphones were the ones Richard Vaughan and Conor Riley were singing into, but they don’t need a giant sound system or stage to make them appear godlike or larger than life. Their music does that for them.  Even if I saw them in someone’s basement I would still feel like I was floating away from my body and off into some magical synth-laden Mellotron world where John McLaughlin-style double-neck guitars grow instead of trees and vinyl records sprout out of the earth in place of flowers. Astra opened a window to 1973 and everyone at Les Deux that night was eager to look inside. Continue reading

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