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IS NO LONGER A BAND
Although there's already a long list of bands that decided to quit or broke up in 2016, the list is only getting longer and more personal. Also our boys in HUMAN TOUCH, who released their first full length 'Mental Chill' on Let it Burn Records, have decided to put things to an end.
"To get to the point right away: Human Touch is no longer a band.
During recent talks about the future of this band we realised that it wasn't possible anymore to find common ground, so we mutually decided that it would be for the best to call it a day.
A sincere thank you goes out to all the people who helped us keep doing this - be it to release or record our music, to book a show for us, to create a shirt design, to capture us with a camera or just to appreciate our music. You know who you are and we couldn't thank you enough!
On a final note, keep supporting young, fresh and upcoming bands, small shows, labels and zines. Especially, consider getting involved.
See you around!
- Philipp, Andreas, Flip, Andy and Christian"
ALL THESE DAYS ARE DEAD
Sad news from the LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR camp: "Franz Kafka once said "Roads grow out of going them" and our time has come to leave this path. We've reached the point where we don't see any progress for us in this band. And what's mankind without evolution!?
The last couple of month been pretty hard for us. Not being able to play shows with all members and as a full band because of disease was very frustrating for everyone. Also our future plans are drifting apart. Anyways we had great years and met a lot of amazing people on this journey. People we call our friends and family now. We traveled a lot and been to places we've never thought we would ever be able to go. Played awesome show with a lot of positive energy and love given us from the crowd. The most important thing for us is: We go as friends, we go as a gang. That's why there will be one last EP/DVD release and a final tour! Until then, we would like to thank everyone who has been involved with Light Your Anchor in any way. Labels, Bookers, Promoters and so on. We will miss you. Thanks to everyone who ever bought a ticket, a record, represented our merch on the street and of course for the sing a longs the stage dives and the sweat! We love you all <3"
Better go and see these guys during their last ever tour!
'PROBLEMS SOLVED' IS OUT NOW!
Poppunkers beware: STORYTELLER's 'Problems Solved' is available everywhere now!
"PROBLEMS SOLVED is finally HERE <3! So stoked to hold the baby in our hands. It's been a really long way for us and it's feels great to bring up the result of 2 years hard work. This record is the result of friendship and teamwork - We hope you love it as much as we do!! See you on the road, friends!! <3"
PRE-ORDER STARTS TODAY
This is it. The STORYTELLER pre-order packages for 'Problems Solved' are online and as always we have something for each and everyone of you! You can get the CD by itself or with one of two cool shirt designs and with an exclusive art print.
Have a look, pick your favorite and mark September 16 on your calender, because this recorded is going to make you feel 16 again!
TO RELEASE 'PROBLEMS SOLVED'
STORYTELLER, the cutting-edge of European Pop Punk, are back with their brand new banger collection called ‘Problems Solved’, which will hit stores on September 16! Get excited, because this album is going to be your new favorite...
This is what the tracklist will look like:
1. This Fall
2. Slow Lane
3. City Of Gold
4. How Did We End Up Here
5. Travel Bug
6. Problems Solved
7. Waifs And Strays
10. Day Dream
11. Dirty Sheets
Keep an eye on this page, because there's more coming soon!
Good news from our friends in LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR:
"Konnichiwa! We will tour JAPAN this August with our friends SKYWALKER. Thanks to RNR Tours Japan for making this possible. Arigatou!"
So Japan, our boys are coming for you. You better be ready!
17.02.16 JP Tokyo
18.02.16 JP Nagoya
19.02.16 JP Osaka
20.02.16 JP Nagano
21.02.16 JP Tokyo
Today doesn't only mark the kick off of A TRAITOR LIKE JUDAS' and Light your Anchor's GUERILLAHOMEFIRES tour, which also features our boys in STORYTELLER. No, it's also the official release date of the GUERILLA HOMEFIRES split by A TRAITOR LIKE JUDAS/LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR, in collaboration with the fine people over at Redfield Records!
So if you didn't get yourself a copy of GUERILLAHOMEFIRES yet, you should head to our store to get one (or two) or pick one up during their European tour, because they will very soon be lighting up a city close to you...
18.03.16 DE Weiden @ Salute
19.03.16 CH Brugg @ Piccadilly
20.03.16 DE Wiesbaden @ Kreativfabrik
21.03.16 DE Cologne @ MTC
22.03.16 DE Potsdam @ Archiv
23.03.16 DE Leipzig @ Four Rooms
24.03.16 DE Braunschweig @ B58
25.03.16 BE Roeselare @ De Verlichte Geest
26.03.16 DE Saarlouis @ Juz Utopia
27.03.16 DE Oberndorf @ Easter Cross*
'MACHTWORT' VINYL REPRESS
Vinyl lovers, listen up! We're really excited to announce that we have repressed TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN's first full length on both GOLD and PURPLE vinyl. So if you're into vinyl this one is definitely for you...
And that's not all: this repress includes 'Machtwort' on CD and a great booklet poster as well and (!) is also available in a package with an exclusive TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN shirt or hoodie.
So head to our store and pick up your favorite package!
RELEASING A SPLIT 7"
As you all know LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR and A TRAITOR LIKE JUDAS will be hitting the road together in March, bringing along our boys in STORYTELLER as well, but that's not all that these two have been working on...
We at LET IT BURN RECORDS are happy to announce that we will be collaborating with the fine people over at REDFIELD RECORDS to release 'Guerilla Homefires', a split 7" featuring A TRAITOR LIKE JUDAS and LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR! This is definitely a record all fans of modern melodic hardcore have been waiting for...
And no, these aren't B-side tracks. Both bands have stepped up their game and recorded their best material yet! The split will be out on March 18, 2016 and don't sit on it: because you can pre-order it now at our online store!
DROP NEW VIDEO
We warned you, right? That these guys in HUMAN TOUCH were not playing around. Well, here's the proof! They just dropped a brand new video for 'Time to Pay' which is on their latest full length 'Mental Chill'!
Let this be your final warning. It's time to pay!
HITTING THE ROAD WITH A TRAITOR LIKE JUDAS
Hear ye, hear ye! We are more than excited to announce that our friends in LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR are joining A TRAITOR LIKE JUDAS on the 'Guerillahomefires tour' in March 2016. And that's not all: also our boys in STORYTELLER will be part of this tour! Great line up? Yes, we agree!
Go have yourself an overload of Let it Burn at one of these dates:
18.03.16 DE Weiden @ Salute
19.03.16 CH Brugg @ Piccadilly
20.03.16 DE Wiesbaden @ Kreativfabrik
21.03.16 DE Cologne @ MTC
22.03.16 DE Potsdam @ Archiv
23.03.16 DE Leipzig @ Four Rooms
24.03.16 DE Braunschweig @ B58
25.03.16 BE Roeselare @ De Verlichte Geest
26.03.16 DE Saarlouis @ Juz Utopia
27.03.16 DE Oberndorf @ Easter Cross*
REBELLION TOUR 2016
After supporting BANE on part of their European farewell tour, our boys in TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN have another great announcement to make! They will be a part of the upcoming Rebellion Tour, playing 11 dates with MADBALL, RYKER'S, CROWN OF THORNZ, KNUCKLEDUST and LAST HOPE.
This is going to be amazing, so you better don't miss out!
REBELLION TOUR 2016:
03.03.16 DE Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof
04.03.16 DE Karlsruhe @ Substage
05.03.16 CH Aarau @ Kiff
06.03.16 DE Munich @ Backstage Werk
07.03.16 AU Vienna @ Arena
08.03.16 CZ Prague @ Lucerna Music Bar
09.03.16 DE Berlin @ SO36
10.03.16 DE Leipzig @ Conne Island
11.03.16 DE Essen @ Turock
12.03.16 DE Hannover @ Faust
13.03.16 BE Hasselt @ Muziekodroom
STREAMING FULL ALBUM
TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN join Bane on the final leg of their farewell tour tomorrow. Go to these shows and celebrate the release of 'Machtwort' with them!
20.11.15 DE Lichtenstein Riot
21.11.15 AU Vienna Viper Room
30.11.15 DE Munich Feierwerk
01.12.15 CH Zürich Dynamo / Werk 21
10.12.15 DE Stuttgart Juha West
11.12.15 DE Göttingen Lumière
12.12.15 DE Leipzig Conne Island
13.12.15 HU Budapest Dürer Kert
SHOW CASE II
Because we feel like we haven't celebrated our anniversary enough, there will be another '15 YEARS OF LET IT BURN' show case at the JUZ Mannheim on November 27th! TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN, HUMAN TOUCH, HOLLOW SONS and STORYTELLER are playing and it's also the official album release show for HUMAN TOUCH's 'Mental Chill' and HOLLOW SONS' 'Famine & Thirst'.
So as you can see, there are a lot of very good reasons to come out. DON'T MISS THIS!
STREAMING NEW TRACK
Listen up! Our boys in HUMAN TOUCH are streaming a new track by the name of 'Empower' over at Between The Lines Zine. This track taken from their upcoming debut 'Mental Chill', which will be out November 27 on Let it Burn Records.
And that's not all: Between The Lines Zine also asked HUMAN TOUCH vocalist Andy some very interesting questions. So have a read and a listen and if you like what you hear, don't forget to pre-order your 'Mental Chill' bundle!
FAMINE & THIRST
Today is a fine day! It actually officially kicks off our 'November release month' with our first November release: HOLLOW SONS' 'Famine & Thirst'. So if you are into dark hardcore and vinyl, this record really can't miss from your collection!
Available everywhere now: HOLLOW SONS - 'Famine & Thirst'.
We're pretty certain that everyone knows by now who TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN are and what they stand for. Also their new video for "Babel", the first single off of their new record 'Machtwort', is exactly what you would expect from TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN: straight forward hardcore, with a strong content, the necessary societal criticism and all that with a high DIY-character!
"Enjoy" 'Babel' and if you like what you hear, you can still get some TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN pre-order bundles over at the LET IT BURN-store.
SPECIAL BUNDLE IS SOLD OUT NOW
The Tausend Löwen unter Feinden "Machtwort" Special Bundle is SOLD OUT now! We still have all other bundles available. Of course also Vinyl and CD as single items.
PRE-ORDER STARTS TODAY
And so the madness at LET IT BURN RECORDS continues! After successfully launching the pre-orders for both TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN and HUMAN TOUCH, we are lauching the pre-orders for HOLLOW SONS' "Famine & Thirst" today! Yes, that's right, 3 releases in November means 3 pre-orders up and running.
So check out your favorite bundle(s) and get these orders going! Our store manager Nils is almost set and done, so let's put him to work.
For those who missed it: HOLLOW SONS will be releasing their first full length (vinyl) on November 6! Since we don't want to wait for November to let you know what is to come we've thrown online a first track, by the name of "Swallowing Souls".
Have a listen and if you like what you hear, you better head back to our website on Sunday because pre-orders will be up very soon!
PRE-ORDER "MENTAL CHILL'
So after a great TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN pre-order kick-off last Sunday, we continue with the pre-order of the highly anticipated debut album of HUMAN TOUCH called "Mental Chill"!
The colour of the first press is going to be transparent green and will also be available as a bundle which comes with a rad shirt design by Black Soul which is a pre-order exclusive! Get it... You won't regret it!
VIRTUES & VICES
We at LET IT BURN RECORDS love to tease, simply because it's always hard not to be able to show you what our bands have been working on... Nevertheless we're happy to share with you the first single off of HUMAN TOUCH's "Mental Chill", which goes by the name of "Virtues & Vices"!
PRE-ORDERS ONLINE NOW
We got some cool news on this very Sunday for you: The pre-orders for TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN's upcoming debut album "Machtwort" are online! We got a lot of different packages for you guys again, as well as a special bundle which is strictly limited to 50. This special bundle contains an exclusive shirt, hoodie, beanie, bag, the CD as well as the vinyl with a DIY handmade cover sleeve created by the band!
Check out all pre-order packages at our LET IT BURN-store and get your favorite bundle while they last.
As if the "Machtwort" pre-order bundles weren't cool enough, our boys in TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN dropped also the first single and a fitting music video, from their upcoming debut. Like what you hear (and see)? Then you better don't hesitate to get your favorite TLUF bundle over at the LET IT BURN-store!
AND STILL GOING STRONG
"15 years is a goddamn long time for sticking to "one thing". People tend to move on, to find new challenges in life. With LET IT BURN however it's a bit different. Although there might be way smarter things to do with my life than putting out records, it is the bands and music itself that keep this label running. Every new band and every release we put out is different and exciting. I am very proud to announce, that 2015 will see the arrival of new albums by three of the coolest hardcore bands we ever worked with: HOLLOW SONS, TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN and HUMAN TOUCH. Info about pre-orders and a first audio preview of all three releases will follow shortly. Thanks for sticking with us for the past 15 years and welcome to the next!" (Chris, CEO of Let it Burn Records)
WE WERE MORE THAN THIS
We received some sad news from our boys in FINAL PRAYER:
"As some of you might have noticed, it's recently been very quiet in the Final Prayer Collective. This is a very unusual situation for us. Because of Stephan’s severe injury we had been forced, for the first time during the entire history of the band, to cut back for an indefinite amount of time.
Free from the everyday hustle and bustle of the band, we suddenly found time to put the band in perspective. Not only this; there were also changes in our private lives that caused us to re-think and reconsider.
After numerous meetings and intense talks we came to realize that our priorities in life, and the ideas we individually hold with regards to the future direction of the band, were often a long way away from each other. Because of that, to simply carry on at the usual pace and level of passion appeared impossible to us.
Seeing that Final Prayer has never been a ‘business thing’, driven by money or success but by passion, fun and certain values and ideas, we have decided that now is the right time to split up.
We started as a small DIY project amongst friends and it was always important for us to carry this often intense and demanding ethos along. So to simply exchange a few band members was not an option. To fade away, or to carry on for the sake of routine, was not an option for us either. Our decision to end the band has been the result of a long, intense thought process which took quite some time. In the end, it feels like the right thing to do, and we feel free from all kinds of pressures and obligations.
We would like to use this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for enabling us to take away so many great memories and experiences from 11 years of Final Prayer. Memories and experiences which go far beyond simply playing loud, noisy music.
We are working on a couple of last shows at the moment. We will keep you all in the loop on this during the next couple of days, and we are beyond excited to rage one more time with all of you.
We were more than this – Final Prayer"
It's so said to say goodbye to this band, which was without a doubt one of Europe's best hardcore bands, but it was an honor to work with them. Thanks for everything guys!
TO SUPPORT BANE
After TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN dropping out of their tour with Comeback Kid a while back, due to some personal issues, we're happy to announce that they will be making up for it this November/December, by joining the almighty Bane on select dates of their final European tour. Don't miss out and catch TLUF at one of these shows:
20.11.2015 DE Lichtenstein @ Riot
21.11.2015 AU Vienna @ Viper Room
30.11.2015 DE Munich @ Feierwerk
01.12.2015 CH Zürich @ Dynamo / Werk 21
10.12.2015 DE Stuttgart @ Juha West
11.12.2015 DE Göttingen @ Lumière
12.12.2015 DE Leipzig @ Conne Island
13.12.2015 HU Budapest @ Dürer Kert
15 YEARS SHOW CASE
15 years seem to be a long time, but in fact time went by really fast. Since day one we had the honor to work closely with an endless number of extremely dedicated and talented bands, and no matter if their releases sold good or bad, there’s not a single album we regret putting out...
The driving motive behind all of these great cooperations was always friendship and the love for hardcore and punk music and we are proud to say that this hasn’t changed a bit the past 15 years.
And with all of this being said we are very much looking forward to celebrating our anniversary with LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR, TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN, STORYTELLER and HUMAN TOUCH on July 31 in Munich's Backstage. More info can be found on Facebook and it goes without saying that we want to see ALL OF YOU there!
FINISH THEIR ASIAN TOUR
The boys in AYS are back home from their Asian tour during which they played 12 shows in Malaysia, China and Indonesia. Those who followed their regular updates know they had a great time and quite some adventures:
"We had a 15h hellride to Jambi, but we survived with only one carcrash haha. Tonight is the last Show of our Asia Tour! Thanks to everyone who supported us so far on this trip!"
It's so cool to see that this music knows NO borders!
LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR are back home after their European run with POLAR. and this is what they had to say:
"We are home! THANK YOU to everyone who supported us, came to a show, bought merch and hung out during that tour with our brothers POLAR. We had an amazing time on and off stage with this great band. Yesterday's tour ending in our hometown Hamburg was a night to remember. We would love thank our buddies in Holly Would Surrender, Coyotes and Storyteller for beeing a part of it and of course everyone for showing up and having a good time! We love you all <3"
Our boys in AYS just posted the dates of their Asian tour to their Facebook-page with the message: "about to leave bangkok.
our asia tour Starts this week." Support will be taken care of by Overthrown and Hand Of Mercy.
Here are the dates for our Asian friends:
15.05.2015 MY Johor Baru @ Embrace Hall
16.05.2015 MY Malacca @ The Key
17.05.2015 MY Kuala Lumpur @ Rumah Api
19.05.2015 CN Beijing @ MAO Livehouse
20.05.2015 CN Wuhan @ VOX Livehouse
21.05.2015 CN Changsha @ 46 Livehouse
22.05.2015 CN Guangzhou @ 191 Space
23.05.2015 CN Shenzhen @ Hong Tang Guan
25.05.2015 ID Jakarta @ Grand Charly
26.05.2015 ID Pekanbaru @ Superidol Club
27.05.2015 ID Padang @ Witz Club
29.05.2015 ID Jambi @ GOS Kotabaru
TOUR STARTS TODAY
"Tour starts Today!!! We are EXCITED! Last Tourdate will be at headCRASH Hamburg with our friends in COYOTES, Polar, Storyteller and Holly Would Surrender! We celebrate the release of HOMEFIRES"
Don't miss out on this cool tour with POLAR.:
01.05.15 FR Paris @ Le Klub
02.05.15 FR Lyon @ Le Marquise
03.05.15 ES Barcelona @ Sala Be Good
04.05.15 ES Madrid @ Sala Barracudas
05.05.15 FR Montpellier @ Black Out
06.05.15 IT Milan @ Ligera
07.05.15 AT Graz @ Explosiv
08.05.15 HU Budapest @ KVLT
09.05.15 RO Cluj Napoca @ Shelter
10.05.15 SL Bratislava @ Klub U Ocka
11.05.15 AT Vienna @ Das Bach
12.05.15 DE Stuttgart @ Keller Klub
13.05.15 DE Saarbrücken @ JUZ Güdingen
14.05.15 DE Munich @ Backstage
15.05.15 DE Chemnitz AJZ
16.05.15 DE Hamburg Headcrash
HAVE SOME BAD NEWS
Bad news from the TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN-camp:
"TOUR ABSAGE. Tausend Löwen Unter Feinden war von Anfang an mehr als die 5 Typen die sich mit Instrumenten auf die Bühne stellen. Wir verstehen diese Band als Kollektiv und dazu gehören vor allem auch unsere Familien und Freunde. So wie sie für uns da sind und uns als Band unterstützen machen wir das andersrum genauso. Jemand aus dem unmittelbaren Umfeld der Band ist unverhofft schwer erkrankt und wir möchten für diese Person da sein. Aus diesem Grund müssen wir leider unsere Tour mit Comeback Kid, auf die wir uns extrem gefreut haben, kurzfristig absagen. Diese Entscheidung fällt uns nicht leicht aber wir wissen, dass es die richtige ist. Wir versprechen, dass wir bald in allen Städten spielen werden die auf dem Plan standen.
Danke für euer Verständnis. TLUF."
China, AYS are coming for you:
"ey yo China.
see you in a few weeks.
more Asia dates will be announced soon."
Get excited and get yourselves to one of these shows:
19-05-2015 CN Beijing @ Mao Livehouse
20-05-2015 CN Wuhan @ Vox Livehouse
21-05-2015 CN Changsha @ 46 Livehouse
22-05-2015 CN Guangzhou @ 191 Space
23-05-2015 CN Shenzhen @ Hongtangguan
More Asian shows coming up!
HOMEFIRES OUT NOW!
Today is the day! LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR's 'Homefires' is out for the world to hear:
"Today is the day, our new album "Homefires" is out now! Thanks to team Let it Burn Records / Acuity.Music, Chris, Andy, Nils for all the hard work making the most of the release. We couldn't be more proud to call 'Homefires' our second full length. Now it's up to you to go out and buy it, listen to it and most importantly come to a show."
And for the record: 'Homefires' has entered the iTunes Metal charts at #7!
ANNOUNCE MORE TOUR DATES
Our boys in LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR, who will be releasing their new full length 'Homefires' next week, have added 4 more tour dates to their tour supporting POLAR.
01.05.2015 FR Paris @ Le Klub
02.05.2015 FR Lyon @ Le Marquise
05.05.2015 FR Montpellier @ Black Out
07.05.2015 AU Graz @ Explosiv
All other dates can be found in our shows-section!
STREAMING THEIR FULL ALBUM
Excitement all over! LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR have just announced that they will be streaming their new record 'Homefires' in its entirety on Stageload. So go give it a "spin" and if you like what you hear you better make sure to get your favorite pre-order bundle, because April 3rd will be here fast!
RELEASE ANOTHER VIDEO
With the pre-orders up and running and a tour with Polar announced, our boys in LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR are getting up to speed! With that they've also published yet another video, this time for "The Pledge", which will also by on their upcoming album "Homefires". Have a look (and listen) and if you like what you hear, you better pick up your favorite pre-order bundle before they're all gone!
SCHATTEN (STORYBOARD VERSION)
Today is, apparently, video day at Let it Burn Records. Not only LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR released a new video today, but also TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN have released another video. The video for "Schatten", coming from their "Licht" EP, shows without a doubt a great storyboard animation with a clear mindset.
"HOMEFIRES" PRE-ORDERS ONLINE NOW!
Listen up! With LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR's second full length "Homefires" coming up, we've created some incredible pre-order packages to fulfill all of your needs. We got CD's, vinyls for the collectors among us, shirts, hoodies and some real cool (but limited!) gadgets, which fit right in with both the artwork to the new record and the videos to the first single "Home" they released.
Head over to our store and get your pre-order packages while the homefires are still burning!
It's here! It's here! It's here! STORYTELLER have just released their brand new single and video "Dirty Sheets". We're not going to spoil all the details, but expect some old people on catchy poppunk tunes!
"I can’t forget these memories."
Good news just came in from the LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR camp! Not only will they be releasing their brand new record "Homefires" on April 3, but they will also be hitting the road together with Polar. So if you like the new material as much as we do, you better mark these DATES in your agenda or keep an eye on our SHOWS-section:
03.05.2015 ES Barcelona @ Sala Be Good
04.05.2015 ES Madrid @ Sala Barracudas
06.05.2015 IT Milan @ Ligera
08.05.2015 HU Budapest @KVLT
09.05.2015 RO Cluj Napoca @ Shelter
10.05.2015 SK Bratislava @ Klub U Ocka
11.05.2015 AU Vienna @Das Bach
12.05.2015 DE Stuttgart @ Keller Club
13.05.2015 DE Saarbrücken @ JUZ Güdingen
14.05.2015 DE Munich @ Backstage
15.05.2015 DE Chemnitz @ AJZ
16.05.2015 DE Hamburg @ Headcrash
"AS LONG AS OUR WHEELS BEEN TURNING, PLEASE KEEP THE HOMEFIRES BURNING."
RELEASING NEW SINGLE/VIDEO
Our poppunk heroes from STORYTELLER just posted the next message to their Facebook-page:
"Our new single "Dirty Sheets“ is coming 8th of March! We are excited to finally show you a bit of what we’ve been working on the past months. Storyteller 2015. Get ready!"
As you all must know by now, we will be releasing LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR's upcoming album 'Homefires' on April 3, 2015. If you like a taste of what's coming up, you better get excited, because they've released a brand new video for the 'Homefires' title track, taking up where their debut full length 'Hopesick' left off!
Pre-order bundles will be up soon. In the meantime please keep the homefires burning!
HOMEFIRES COMING TO LIFE
LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR released the artwork and the tracklist to their upcoming album "Homefires", which will be out April 3, 2015, today.
"Our new album 'Homefires' is coming to life. The official cover artwork, which was designed by the amazing Dave Quiggle, manages to capture the atmosphere of the record just perfectly."
The published tracklist lists 12 songs (see below), including "Home" which was featured in the recently released album teaser. You find this exciting? Wait until you see the pre-order bundles we have coming up!
2. Going Nowhere Fast
3. The Pledge
4. At the End
5. Sink Below
7. Time to Move On
8. Long Way Down
10. Time Is Ticking
11. Counting Sheep
12. Just Ok
READY? SET? GO!
A while back we mentioned that our latest signing, TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN, were going to hit the streets and for those who missed it: it happened! On January 30 they appeared as special guest at the 'Tribute to Joe 2.0' Benefitz Show in Hafenklang Hamburg, remembering Joe, a (local) hardcore scene legend who recently passed away, and this among New Hate Rising, Out Of Step, Burning Fight and Almost Equal.
If you are eager to see what happened, if you couldn't be at the show, you better check out the live footage they've uploaded which is beyond promising! If you like what you see, you should check out our SHOWS-section, because more TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN shows are popping up as we speak...
Mic check?! On February 27, TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN will appear among GWLT, Carry The Dead, Seconds Of Peace and Never Grow Up, playing their first official show at Magnapop Krefeld.
That evening a benefit show is taking place remembering Joe, a (local) hardcore scene legend who recently passed away. If you like TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN's "Licht" EP and you live somewhere near Krefeld, you should definitely be part of this evening which is going to be legendary!
Today LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR posted the first teaser to their upcoming album "Homefires" which will be out April 3, 2015. The video, which features some urban art in progress, includes a brand new song "Home", which is the opening track to their sophomore album. Stay on the lookout!
"AS LONG AS OUR WHEELS BEEN TURNING, PLEASE KEEP THE HOMEFIRES BURNING. 03/04/2015"
AYS, who have been known for touring like crazy, are going for the oriental experience:
"We are excited to announce that we will tour Asia this year. China, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia... see you in a few months.
the soulwrecked unit '15"
Dates will be announced soon!
First off we at LET IT BURN RECORDS want to wish all of you the very best for 2015! We wish you a lot of great music, epic concerts to attend and a good health as well of course...
Did you know, by the way, that 2015 signifies LET IT BURN RECORDS' 15th birthday! Let it Burn was found back in 2000, when 'Freestyler' by the Bombfunk MC's was still cool and very first edition of 'The Sims' was released for Windows 2000. It's true, we're getting old.
With that being said we are working hard to make this 15th year count double! Expect the usual but even better and expect some very cool announcements as well. LET IT BURN RECORDS is here to stay, no doubt about that!
THE ROAD IS WHERE THE HEART IS
Our touring heroes from MARATHONMANN have announced yet another 9 day tour, this time bringing along special guests Mikrokosmos23 and Weltraum Power.
"Das kanns doch noch nicht gewesen sein mit Touren... Richtig! Wir kommen wieder und klappern im März/April alle Städte ab die wir im Dezember unverschämterweise ausgelassen haben."
27.03.2015 DE Aschaffenburg @ Colos-Saal
28.03.2015 DE Erlangen @ Tanz-Werk
29.03.2015 DE Dresden @ GrooveStation
30.03.2015 DE Dessau @ Beatclub
01.04.2015 DE Oberhausen @ Kulttempel
02.04.2015 DE Trier @ Exhaus
03.04.2015 CH Zürich @ Dynamo Werk 21
04.04.2015 DE Karlsruhe @ Stadtmitte
DROPPING OUT OF XY-DWTD RELEASETOUR
Sad new from the FINAL PRAYER-camp:
we are very sorry to announce that we've got to cancel all the shows of the upcoming XY-DWTD Releasetour. Due to a serious injury of our singer Stephan, including several fractures in his facial area and in his ankle, there's no way for us to make this very special tour happen. Following yesterday's surgery Stephan is a bit better, but he's still got to spend a few more days in the hospital to recover.
Many thanks to everybody who was involved in the preparation of this tour and many thanks to all of you who have already bought a ticket. We're glad that Born From Pain and City to City will play the tour anyway. So make sure that you don't miss them! We'll get back to you as soon as we know more about Stephans condition. Until then we wish you some peaceful days and some amazing shows with BFP and C2C.
Stay safe, FP!"
READY TO HIT THE ROAD
This is the moment we've all been waiting for... TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN are hitting the road! Although the announced dates are only in May 2015, it's really exciting to hear that our latest signing will be supporting Comeback Kid, Bane, My Iron Lung, World Eater and Client on their upcoming European tour!
Can't wait? Here are the dates:
04.05.2015 DE Göttingen @ Lumière
05.05.2015 DE Hannover @ Chez Heinz
15.05.2015 DE Munich @ Feierwerk
16.05.2015 DE Lindau @ Club Vaudeville
18.05.2015 DE Stuttgart @ Universum
19.05.2015 DE Berlin @ Magnet
20.05.2015 DE Münster @ Sputnikhalle
21.05.2015 DE Trier @ Exhaus
WITH EVERY ANTHOLOGY PACKAGE
You thought we were out of our minds when we announced giving away 30 CDs for only 30€? Well, then you're in for another suprise, because with every LET IT BURN 'Anthology Package' ordered between Sunday 14th and Sunday 21st, we will be giving you a FREE Let it Burn BAG! So head to our store and get yourselves and your loved ones the perfect Christmas gift...
ANNOUNCE RELEASE TOUR
FINAL PRAYER have announced that they will be celebrating their 10th anniversary and promoting 'XY' by hitting the road with their friends in Born From Pain, who recently released 'Dance With The Devil', and City To City, starting December 26 and ending December 30 with FINAL PRAYER's 'XY' release show, which will feature Dogchains as special guest!
Go see them at one of these dates:
26.12.2014 DE Frankfurt @ Elfer Club
27.12.2014 DE Niesky @ Holz
28.12.2014 DE Ludwigsburg @ Rockfabrik
29.12.2014 NL Rotterdam @ De Baroeg
30.12.2014 DE Berlin @ Bi Nuu
RELEASE VIDEO FOR "BOMBEN"
Our boys in TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN who released their first EP 'Licht' on Friday, have now dropped yet another video, this time for "Bomben", which you can also find on their EP. If you like what you hear, make sure to head over to our store and get yourself a copy of the brand new EP, because it's hardcore!
ANTHOLOGY PACKAGE 2015
As all of you know, every year around Christmas time we at LET IT BURN RECORDS put together this crazy 'Anthology Package' which allows you to get a major amount of great music for a ridiculous price and to be honest: this year we've outdone ourselves!
Once again we have packed almost our complete back catalog and give away 30 CDs for just 30,00€! No, you don't need glasses, it really said: 30 records for 30€! We must be out of our mind, right? All CDs are new and almost every LIB topseller is included such as releases by FINAL PRAYER, LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR, TO KILL, THE NEW RECRUITS, BEAR, SHOWYOURTEETH, THE HAVERBROOK DISASTER and many many more. This offer is limited so you better be quick.
Well, surprise a friend or yourself this Christmas with some incredible music at an INCREDIBLE price!
RELEASE NEW VIDEO
In a few days, on December 12 to be exact, FINAL PRAYER are releasing their brand new record 'XY' and to give you an idea what it will sound like, they just released the first single "Departed" which comes with a video that has FINAL PRAYER written all over!
So check it out and if you like what you hear, make sure to order one of these amazing FINAL PRAYER pre-order bundles we've got available at the LET IT BURN-store while they last!
PRE-ORDER WHILE THEY LAST
With TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN's 'Licht' EP coming up, you better make sure to get your pre-order while they last! Why? Because 1. you will receive 'Licht' on the release date, 2. you can get it now with a cool TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN shirt and 3. it comes with free stickers! That's why!
Nonconformity united in the name of TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN.
10 YEARS ANNIVERSARY 10"/CD + DVD
So this is big news at Let it Burn Records: FINAL PRAYER are goingt to release "XY", their 10th anniversary release, on Let it Burn Records, December 12, 2014 on CD+DVD and limited 10"+DVD.
Preorders are up now!
RELEASE VIDEO FOR "LICHT"
Our newest signing, TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN, didn't only announce signing to and releasing their first EP "Licht" through Let it Burn Records, they also released a brand new video for the title track ("Licht") of this upcoming release. Have a look at TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN at their best: realness, spirit and a strong DIY work ethic in full motion!
SIGN TO LET IT BURN RECORDS
We are proud to welcome Germany's most promising new hardcore collective to our family: TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN. Having seen the light of the day only a few months ago, this group already got the full package: Realness, spirit and a strong work ethic.
Their debut EP "Licht" will be out on the 5th of December and you can pre-order it at the LIB store now!
FINAL PRAYER turn 10 years old and we are celebrating this anniversary with 'XY': A brand new release containing 4 fresh songs and a DVD documentary about the last ten years of the Berlin Hardcore cutting edge. Release date is the 12th of December, so you already know what to get your hardcore kid friends for Christmas!
"DIE STADT GEHÖRT DEN BESTEN FEST"
No matter where the road leads them, Munich, MARATHONMANN's hometown, will always be important to them (and to us) and with MARATHONMANN not having a Munich show on their 10 day December tour, that all called for another edition of "Die Stadt gehört den Besten Fest" which will be taking place on December 20 this year, where MARATHONMANN will be performing along acts like Rogers, The Gogets, Astpai, Finder and Leitkegel.
"Von wegen keine München Show auf unserer Tour im Dezember... So das mega Geheimnis isses ja eigentlich nicht: Auch dieses Jahr wird es ein "Die Stadt gehört den Besten Fest" geben und davon wollen wir euch JETZT erzählen!"
Munich is definitely the place to be on December 20, so get your presale tickets NOW!
Our boys in STORYTELLER have great news! "Storyteller and ambitious.films team up to produce our very first music video ...and WE NEED YOU!!!" What's going to happen? STORYTELLER will be playing a very exclusive performance shoot at Beatclub Dessau on October 25, during which their brand new video will be shot. So if you want to be a part of this you better show up and give your very best! "That means we play a free show, you party like there is no tomorrow and you become part of our video!!!" Who's up for that? I know we are!
LINKE SPIESSER TOUR 2014
After announcing releasing a split 7" together, AYS and EMPOWERMENT have also announced they will be on the road together for 9 days and 8 shows! The 'Linke Spiesser Tour 2014' will take off in Mönchengladbach on Halloween and will take them all across Germany, so if you want to hear some of that new material, you better pick your date below!
31.10.2014 DE Mönchengladbach @ Westend
01.11.2014 DE Gotha @ Juwel
02.11.2014 DE Hamburg @ Hafenklang
03.11.2014 DE Hannover @ Chez Heinz
05.11.2014 DE München @Orangehouse
06.11.2014 DE Wiesbaden @ Räucherkammer
07.11.2014 DE Winterthur @ Gaswerk
08.11.2014 DE Stuttgart @ Juhawest
ANNOUNCE DECEMBER TOUR
Bands aren't just eager to release new music, certainly equally important is the need to play these new songs in front of a crowd and with that being said MARATHONMANN have announced they will be hitting the road this December, bringing along The Gogets and Finder, to play 10 shows in Germany, Switzerland and Austria to promote '...und wir vergessen was vor uns liegt'.
"Ihr könnt euch ja ungefähr ausmalen wie arg wir uns auf die Tour im Dezember freuen. Wenn IHR alle kommt dann wird das legendär!"
Go see MARATHONMANN at one of these DATES:
04.12.2014 AT Vienna @ Chelsea
05.12.2014 CH Basel @Hirscheneck
06.12.2014 DE Stuttgart @ clubCann
07.12.2014 DE Cologne @ Underground
08.12.2014 DE Frankfurt @ 11er
09.12.2014 DE Saarbrücken @ Garage
10.12.2014 DE Hamburg @ Molotow
11.12.2014 DE Berlin @ Magnet
12.12.2014 DE Leipzig @ Four Rooms
13.12.2014 DE Hannover @ Chez Heinz
PART WAYS WITH GUITAR PLAYER
LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR have announced that they will be parting ways with their guitar player Michi, but with that they're also introducing new blood!
"Change is natural and inevitable, especially when it comes down to bands. Michi has left Light Your Anchor and Daniel Prieß will join us. We are thankful for the days we spent and excited about the days to come..."
If you are curious to hear and see what the new line-up sounds and looks like, you better head to the SHOWS-section and make sure to go see LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR at one of their upcoming (festival) shows!
Our boys in LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR are screening a new video which has been built around footage shot during their European tour with No Bragging Rights and To The Wind! This video for 'This Path', coming from their 'Hopesick' album, also features Wes from Climates doing some guestvocals. Enjoy!
STORE BACK IN BUSINESS
We're happy to announce that the LET IT BURN STORE is back in business! So if you're still missing some of our (vinyl) releases, you better head over there to get yourself some stuff while it lasts!
What do we have to offer you? LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR, ZERO MENTALITY and MARATHONMANN on vinyl, AYS, FINAL PRAYER, LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR, MARATHONMANN, SHINTO KATANA, STORYTELLER, THE HAVERBROOK DISASTER and TILL WE DROP on CD, a sick LET IT BURN "Anthology Package 2014" with 25 CDs for only 25€ and more! Sounds interesting? Only one address!
ANNOUNCE "SUBURBAN HAZE TOUR 2014"
AYS are happy to announce their "Suburban Haze Tour 2014", which will take place from September 5 until September 20, covering 8 countries and playing 15 shows! Support will be taken care of by Warbrain and Client., so if you live in Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, the Netherlands, France or Belgium, you better do not miss out!
05.09.2014 DE Karlsruhe @ ALte Hackerei
06.09.2014 DE Saalfeld @ Klubhaus
07.09.2014 CZ Prague @ Modra Vopice
08.09.2014 SK Kosice @ Coloseum Club
09.09.2014 HU Budapest @ Dürer Kert
10.09.2014 AU Vienna @ Das Bach
11.09.2014 DE Zwiesel @ JuCa
12.09.2014 DE Chemnitz @ AJZ
13.09.2014 DE Dessau @ Beatclub
14.09.2014 DE Duisburg @ St. Peter
15.09.2014 NL Eindhoven @ Dynamo
17.09.2014 FR Paris @ La Mécanique Ondulatoire
18.09.2014 FR Marseille @ Le Molotov
19.09.2014 FR Nantes @ La Scène Michelet
20.09.2014 BE Merksplas @ Ziggypop Festival
We are currently restructuring our onlinestore. It won't a available for a couple of days. In the meantime you can buy Let it Burn Records releases at Amazon, Green Hell, Core Tex and many other fine stores. Thanks for your understanding.
TOUR WITH NO BRAGGING RIGHTS
LYA just finished their full European Tour with musical and soulmates No Bragging Rights. From what the band says it was a big success and they can't wait to be back on the road again.
HOPESICK VINYL RELEASE
We are absolutely pleased to let you all know that LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR's fantastic debut album "Hopesick" is now available on 12" vinyl through the LET IT BURN RECORDS-store.
The LP includes 2 previously unreleased bonus tracks that have been exclusively recorded for this format at Pitchback Studios. No doubt that these are 2 of the strongest tracks the band has written so far. Furthermore the vinyl release is strictly limited to 500 pieces (300 black vinyl, 200 purple).
Of those 500 copies an extremely limited number of 50 come along in a hand-cut LP cover, handnumbered and including a tattoo-flash by singer Daniel and guitarist Thomas.
These will only be available at the band's merch table during their tour or through the LET IT BURN RECORDS online store.
FAREWELL SHOWS TO BE ANNOUNCED
It was may 10, 2010 when TO KILL announced they would be breaking up and disappeared rather quickly, even before the promised farewell shows had been played... Since they never planned on breaking any promises, they just announced that TO KILL will be playing two final shows (so for those who were hopeful: this is not a comeback)!
"We left four years ago with a promise, we’re here to keep it. We promised we would say goodbye, we’re here to do that.
To Kill has been the adventure of our lives and since the end is important in all things, we feel it’s important to leave the stage looking all of you, who took part in it as much as we did, in the eye.
So, next year, before summer, we’ll play our last two shows. You know we like keeping promises so there won’t be reunion shows, there won’t be any other chance: this is it. There will be no encores, there will not be weird attitudes: we’ll tell you which songs we’ll play and we’ll be there doing our best to tear down the venues, the way we’ve always done. This time we’ll need you more than ever, after all this time away from each other.
We have already decided where, when and with who we’ll do this, we’ll tell you more as soon as we have final confirmation. We thank al lof you with our hearts, but this is our last word and we intend to keep it.
So, thank you all, we hope you are a but as excited about this as we are. See you soon. TK"
As you all know, THE HAVERBROOK DISASTER have decided to call it a day... Nonetheless they wouldn't be THE HAVERBROOK DISASTER if they wouldn't be taking their time to say goodbye to every single one of you and so they have a few more 'Farewell Shows' for you to hear them play these songs one last time...
Be a part of the memories, because memories stay forever!
13/12/2013 - Dessau (DE) @ Beatclub w/ Vitja, Sharptongue + more
21/12/2013 - Münster (DE) @ Sputnikhalle w/ Vitja + more
03/01/2014 - Bruchsal (DE) @ Fabrik w/ Vitja, Sharptongue, A Traitor Like Judas + more
STORYTELLER have announced the final line-up for their album release show which will be taking place this Christmas, December 25, at the Beatclub in Dessau! For this occasion they will be accompanied by A TRAITOR LIKE JUDAS, RIGID and REFUSE TO SLEEP... Don't miss out and come celebrate Christmas day with some great music!
'X' 7INCH IS OUT TODAY
They are really back... We hope you are all ready, because ZERO MENTALITY's 'X' 7inch is out today! Accompanied by a video for a song called "Gemini", this record offers something for everyone... The sound that ZM succeeded to create, offers metal riffs, rockin’ song-structures, nihilistic vocal approaches as well as heartfelt voices. If you didn't get your copy yet, get one while they last and be a part of ZERO MENTALITY's year 'X', which will be kicked off tonight with a performance at BURNING ICE FEST II! Don't miss out... Because ZERO MENTALITY still rules! OK?
With the year end in sight and the Christmas sales ahead, also we at Let it Burn Records have put some cool deals together to thank all of you for another incredible year! Most important we have a 'Best of 2013' package which gathers 4 brilliant records we released last year for only 14.90€: 'STORYTELLER - Frontier Spirit', 'LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR - Hopesick', 'THE HAVERBROOK DISASTER - Weather The World' and 'AYS - Suburban Haze'! Also, since we had to say goodbye to another LIB-band in 2013, we decided to bring together all of THE HAVERBROOK DISASTER's releases, making a cool 'Farewell Package' out of it, celebrating their legacy, which is also available for only 14.90€... Finally we also have an updated edition of the 'Let it Burn Records Anthology Package', offering you 25 records for only 25€... No there are no typos here: it's really only 1€ per CD! So let's end 2013 in style and get some cool presents for yourself or one of your friends while they last...
PRE-ORDERS ONLINE NOW
Coming from a deeply routed hardcore background, ZERO MENTALITY is one of those bands that manages to live up to their existing influences of metal, rock, punk and furthermore. They create a boundless mixture that is true to an individual style rather than being a lump of things. ZERO MENTALITY’s sound is familiar to those who like metal riffs, rockin’ song-structures, nihilistic vocal approaches as well as heartfelt voices.
Yes, you read it well: ZERO MENTALITY are back with a brand new release, a vinyl 7inch carrying the name "X", which will be out December 6, and we've got some interesting pre-order packages supporting this release up and running!
Next to two colors of vinyl (white and black) and an exclusive "X" shirt, we also have 200gr of special ZERO MENTALITY coffee, which was exclusively developed for this release by SCHWARZMAHLER, a green, bio, punk/hardcore coffee roastery from Stuttgart (Germany)! Don't miss out and get the pre-order package that suits you best... Hurry up though: December will be there faster than you think and it's starting to get cold outside!
ARE BACK WITH A NEW 7INCH
Let it Burn Records has seen a lot of bands and releases come and go. Although we're always looking for the best and most unique underground artists we are very aware of the fact that not every band will leave an impact and some will even be forgotten completely after a couple of years. However this is definitely not the case with ZERO MENTALITY. Hardly any other German band has left such a deep imprint on the European Hardcore Scene while reinventing their own sound with every release drawing influences from hardcore, punk, metal and rock alike.
There's not much left to say except that we are completely stoked that ZERO MENTALITY are back with a brand new 7inch which we are proudly gonna release on Let it Burn Records on December 6, 2013.
JOIN THE LET IT BURN FAMILY
They are young, they are are talented and they're from now on part of the Let it Burn Records family: Welcome STORYTELLER from Dessau, Germany!
Some people say pop punk is dead... and no fucks were given at Let it Burn Records. If a band plays their music as self-confident, passionate and outstandingly rousing as STORYTELLER does then it's not the time to discuss whats "hip" not "not hip" at the moment. Quite the contrary: It's time to immediatelly sign this band!
The band about this whole signing-thing: "Being a part of Let It Burn Records is far byond all expectations we've had like a year ago by the point of starting our band. Even the fact that we've been fans for years can't express how happy we are with that Corporation! This Label, deep rooted in the hardcore-scene, with a strong focus on different kinds of genres, feels like a perfect home for us to bring this Baby to the next step onward."
STORYTELLER's first sign of life was an amazing 3-song demo EP that instantly caught our attention. Our digital sister-label Acuity.Music gained praise and applause for releasing the "Take me Home" EP in March 2013.
Every live show STORYTELLER has played so far was a larger-than-life event such as the support of The Story So Far or the crazy Dessau Allstars Festival. There's much more touring coming up in 2013, if the band hits your hometown make sure you don't miss them.
STORYTELLER will enter the Pitchback Studios (The Haverbrook Disaster, Nasty, Light Your Anchor, Vitja, etc.) in July. Together with producer Aljoscha Sieg who accompanies the band's album project from it's very origin, STORYTELLER will be versed and powered to record the best European pop-punk album in years.
STORYTELLER are going to release their not yet titled debut album on Let it Burn Records in late 2013 and we promise these aren't the last exciting news we have for you concerning the band. Stay tuned!
"HOPESICK" OUT NOW
Hear ye, hear ye! We are happy to announce that LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR's first full length "HOPESICK" is officially out today! We've all been very excited about this release and starting today we know a lot of you will understand why... This release marks an important point in their career and we, at LET IT BURN RECORDS, are more than happy to share that experience with them! Expect LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR in your area soon, because they will be all over the place this summer! Also, if you missed out on the pre-order deals, make sure to head over to our store section, because we still have some cool stuff left!
"WE ARE HOPESICK!"
"LEAP YEAR OF FAITH"
As some of you might know, RED TAPE PARADE were working on their third full length album when their singer Wauz got diagnosed with cancer in December 2012. After he passed away on April 15th 2013, they decided to publish one of the few complete demo songs they have made, which is also the last song RED TAPE PARADE played live last saturday, May 11, during their 'To Wauz! To Life!' farewell show.
"We will hopefully find the time to go into the studio this summer, complete another song and then release it as a 7". But for now we wanted to share this version with all of you. To Wauz. To Life. We were Red Tape Parade."
"I know some magic works"
After LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR released their first single "FALL & STAND", we are really looking forward to the release of their debut "HOPESICK", which will be out June 14, and we do hope you are as excited as we are! This album literally teems with pure energy and vitality! It's anthemic, fast pitched, ultra heavy and saccharine melodic at the same time. Aljoscha Sieg (Pitchback Studios) endowed "Hopesick" with a massive sound, shaping this aspiring new hardcore band's unique vision of tough yet tuneful music.
The proof of our excitement can be found in our store which has been complemented with some fresh pre-order packages, available in different sizes and colors. So head over to our store, pick your "fashion" and be the first to hear what LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR is all about...
SINGER WAUZ (R.I.P.)
Wauz, singer of Red Tape Parade, lost his fight against the cancer that was diagnosed in December 2012. He was a truly inspring musician and one of the nicest persons I've ever met. My thoughts and deepest condolence are with his family, bandmates and friends. R.I.P., Wauz.
RELEASES NEW VIDEO
MARATHONMANN has a brand new video up and running, for the title track of their new full length "Holzschwert", which is out on Century Media now! Make sure to have a look at it, it's definitely worth it...
NOW PART OF THE LIB FAMILY
2013 has been quite a ride so far for Let it Burn Records! Today we carve in stone that we are willing and able to continue this positive energy and flow with a really exciting new signing announcement: LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR from Hamburg (Germany) are joining the Let it Burn Family and what else could we say except for WELCOME!
We've been following this band for quite a while now and saw them rising to being one of the hottest new Hardcore Bands these days. With their unique and kick-ass mixture of heavy hardcore and melodic punk music they stick out of the crowd and attract a broad audience from hardcore-kids over metal-heads to punks!
Backed up by a very strong team LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR are currently putting finishing touches on their upcoming debut album on Let it Burn Records to be released this summer.
Check out LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR now with their brand new video for the digital single "Fall & Stand" out now on Acuity.Music.
STREAMING NEW TRACK
As you might know, the release of the new MARATHONMANN album "Holzschwert" on Century Media Records is approaching very quickly (release date has been set for March 22). Help them count down by checking out the title track "Holzschwert", which can now be streamed at www.visions.de, or by going to see them on the road supporting HEISSKALT!
"WEATHER THE WORLD" PRE-ORDERS
Introduced by the release of their "The Chosen Few" video and limited Vinyl 7inch, we are very happy to announce THE HAVERBROOK DISASTER's upcoming full length "Weather The World", which comes as a selection of some decent merch / cd / vinyl deals, that are available for pre-order now! So head over to our store and look for your fit and wear it as proud as we do at Let it Burn Records!
"Weather The World" will hit the streets on April 5, 2013 and all orders will come with free poster and stickers! So this is it. This is THE HAVERBROOK DISASTER in 2013, asking you one simple question: "Will you give up on this world or will you be one of the chosen few?"
NEW MUSIC VIDEO OUT NOW
Today The Haverbrook Disaster launched their brand new music video for "The Chosen Few", the single and hardcore hymn of their upcoming album "Weather the World" on Let it Burn Records. The song & video features Jesse B. of Stick To Your Guns and is definitely one of the most powerful hardcore songs to be released in 2013. Go check it out!
RELEASE VIDEO FOR "AMBITIONS"
If you were wondering why we at LET IT BURN RECORDS are so excited to release the new AYS "Suburban Haze" EP, you better have a look at this brand new video for "Ambitions", the first single off of that EP! If you like what you hear, you better make sure to get your copy together with some cool exclusive offers at our online store, because they're selling like hotcakes!
NEW EP ON LET IT BURN RECORDS
Here we go, new to the Let it Burn Records / Acuity.Music family is AYS! This band is going to release their new EP "Suburban Haze" on March 8, 2013, shortly followed by the Mazine REBELLION TOUR 4 with Madball, Comeback Kid, and Terror. "Suburban Haze" is by far the best material the band has recorded so far and we are very happy to have them on board!
SUPPORTING COMEBACK KID
And the big tour support announcements keep on coming! After THE HAVERBROOK DISASTER announced that they will be supporting Stick To Your Guns, First Blood and Hundredth during their European tour, now FINAL PRAYER have announced that they will be sharing a stage with Comeback Kid and Backtrack on 4 select dates during CBK's '"Turn It Around" 10 Year Anniversary Tour'! To celebrate this occasion Andrew Neufeld, Comeback Kid's current vocalist, will be back in his initial position, playing the guitar, while their original vocalist, Scott Wade, will rejoin the band on vocals for select dates. Presale tickets will go on sale soon, so don't miss out on this...
FINAL PRAYER will be playing these 4 dates:
22.04.2013 UK London @ Underworld
23.04.2013 France Paris @ Le Petit Bain
26.04.2013 Germany Stuttgart @ Pirate Satellite Fest
29.04.2013 Hungary Budapest @ Dürer Kert
REVEAL COVER ART FOR 'HOLZSCHWERT'
That our friends in MARATHONMANN are very excited about their upcoming record, is an understatement and now we can see why! Make sure you have a look at the cover art for their upcoming release "Holzschwert" which will be out through Century Media Records on March 22.
If you can't wait that long, just go see them on the road somewhere with HEISSKALT or ITCHY POOPZKID and be the first to here their new tunes!
MARATHONMANN have announced more shows and this time together with their friends in HEISSKALT!
"Und ab geht's auf die vereiste Piste! Dieses mal mit unseren hochwertgeschätzten Freunden von HEISSKALT. Warum? Ganz einfach, wer HEISSKALT mag der mag MARATHONMANN , wer MARATHONMANN mag der mag HEISSKALT. MARATHONMANN mag HEISSKALT und HEISSKALT mag MARATHONMANN . So einfach ist das! Wir freuen uns enorm auf die Shows und natürlich auch darauf, EUCH die Songs von unserem bevorstehenden Lieblingsalbum 'Holzschwert' vorzustellen. Ab die Post!"
If you like MARATHONMANN and HEISSKALT as much as they like each other, then you should go and see them at one of these dates:
07.03.2013 Germany Frankfurt am Main @ Ponyhof
08.03.2013 Germany Kaiserslautern @ Kammgarn
10.03.2013 Austria Vienna @ B72
15.03.2013 Germany Dortmund @ FZW
21.03.2013 Germany Leipzig @ Werk 2
22.03.2013 Germany Dresden @ Groove Station
23.03.2013 Germany Erfurt @ Museumkeller
28.03.2013 Germany Köln @ Underground
29.03.2013 Germany Lübeck @ Rider's Café
30.03.2013 Germany Hamburg @ Headcrash
PRESENT "THE CHOSEN FEW"
So here we go, we're kicking the new year off with a very special release: THE HAVERBROOK DISASTER "The Chosen Few" Vinyl-7inch and Digital Download. This harbinger of their upcoming full length album includes 2 brand new songs which are by far the best we ever heard from The Haverbrook Disaster SO FAR! On their upcoming album there are quite a few other tracks that can compete with this masterpiece of melodic hardcore so I suggest you keep your eyes on this great band.
"Finally being able to release a piece of vinyl is something we always wanted to do. Being a vinyl fan and collector myself, I (Andy) know the feeling of holding beautiful new black gold in hands. A feeling of nostalgia and euphoria you hardly ever get after buying a CD or some MP3s on iTunes. So releasing the first single of our upcoming album on 7" just felt so right and we want to thank our friends over at LET IT BURN RECORDS once again for giving us new opportunities!
Talking about the single, "The Chosen Few" is a very special song, not just because our good friend Jesse from STICK TO YOUR GUNS is doing a few bits on it. It really brings the message we want to spread with this album straight to the point. It's a wake up call for people who lost faith and hope in this world. It's an invitation to join "The Chosen Few" to finally CHANGE something. We are more than stoked over hear at the THD camp for you guys to finally here some of our new stuff!"
Looking forward to hear how this new THE HAVERBROOK DISASTER music sounds and to feel 'black gold'? Well then go preorder "The Chosen Few" right HERE!
ON TOUR WITH STICK TO YOUR GUNS
What a way to start 2013! Our boys in THE HAVERBROOK DISASTER have just announced their next European tour:
"We are so stoked and proud to announce this absolutely amazing AVOCADO BOOKING tour with STICK TO YOUR GUNS, FIRST BLOOD and HUNDREDTH! Having the chance to tour with 3 of our favourite bands is really a great honour for us and we can't wait for this to start! We are also going to throw a lot of new songs from our upcoming album into our set and are absolutely pumped to finally play these live! So see you all in April!"
Go see them at one of these TOUR DATES:
19.04.2013 Germany Oberhausen @ Kulttempel
20.04.2013 Germany Leipzig @ Progression Festival
26.04.2013 Germany Trier @ Ex-Haus
27.04.2013 Germany Hamburg @ Hafenklang
29.04.2013 Germany Berlin @ Bi Nuu
30.04.2013 Austria Vienna @ Arena
01.05.2013 Germany Munich @ Backstage
02.05.2013 Switzerland Zürich @ Dynamo
03.05.2013 Germany Karlsruhe @ Stadtmitte
04.05.2013 Germany Schweinfurt @ Stattbahnhof
25 CDS BUNDLE + SHIRT
Listen up! The LET IT BURN RECORDS X-MAS PACKAGE is heading towards its last round and so if you want to be able to look sexy during the holidays, you should place your order before Wednesday!
The LIB X-MAS PACKAGE contains 25 factory new LET IT BURN RECORDS CDs (including ANCHOR, FINAL PRAYER, TILL WE DROP, MARATHONMANN, SHOWYOURTEETH, THE HAVERBROOK DISASTER, THE SOUTHERN ORACLE, BLACK FRIDAY 29, POISON MY BLOOD and many more) and one LET IT BURN RECORDS label T-shirt (Gildan Ultra Cotton, size: S, M, L, XL, XXL) for only 29,90€!
So end 2012 in LiB-style and get this offer while it lasts!
Of course the shirt is also available by itself for 9,90€!
ARE GOING ON HIATUS
This sad news reached us today:
"I (Wauz // vocalist RTP) was diagnosed with cancer last week and now I need all my strength to focus on the fight against it. This means the band won´t be active for the next few months. Music has always been the fuel that kept my motor running so this most certainly doesn´t mean that we are done! We will continue to write music for our third full-length. It might just be a while until you hear from us again. But you will. That´s a promise!
Until then: may the force be with you and be excellent to each other!
Wauz, Mullah, Jeff, Flirto, Oise"
We wish him a lot of perseverance, strength and a full recovery!
RELEASES NEW VIDEO
FINAL PRAYER has premiered a brand new video for "All Of Us" through the Pitcam Productions Youtube Channel. The footage for this video was shot during their "I Am Not Afraid"-tour with EMPOWERMENT this year.
25 CDS BUNDLE + SHIRT
To end 2012 in LiB-style, we welcome the Let it Burn X-Mas 2012 Package, which is the ultimate offer: 25 Let it Burn Records CDs, plus a LiB Shirt for only 29.90€! This is your chance to upgrade your CD collection and to get an endless amount of great music for a ridiculous price. PLUS: The package is going to be shipped with tons of free stickers and posters. All CDs are factory-new goods.
You can prelisten and check out most of the releases in this package at our label website: www.letitburn.de/releases/
Here's what you get for your 29.90€:
1x Let it Burn Shirt (Grey S, M, L, XL, XXL)
FINAL PRAYER "I am not afraid" CD
SHINTO KATANA "Redemption" CD
MARATHONMANN "Die Stadt gehört den Besten" MCD
POISON MY BLOOD "The Countess" CD
ANCHOR "Recovery" CD
FINAL PRAYER "Best Of Times" CD
THE HAVERBROOK DISASTER vs DEMORALISER "Split" MCD
THE HAVERBROOK DISASTER "Hopeward Bound" CD
THE NEW RECRUITS "The Ten Count" MCD
BLACK FRIDAY '29 "Black Friday 2009" CD
TODAY WE RISE "Overcoming The Archetype" CD
POISON MY BLOOD “The Great Northern” CD
GOLDUST "Destroyer | Borderlines" CD
THE CASSIDY SCENARIO "Withstanding Voracity" CD
STORM & STRESS "Sin" MCD
RED TAPE PARADE "Ballads of the..." CD
PREMONITIONS OF WAR / BENÜMB "Split" CD
TEAMKILLER "Bound to Samsara" CD
MISCREANTS "Welcome The" MCD
KERSEY "Bloodshot" MCD
THE SOUTHERN ORACLE "Hellwakening" CD
DRIFTNET “What We Seek” CD
BEAR "Doradus" CD
TILL WE DROP "The Summer Triangle" CD
SHOWYOURTEETH "World Denier" CD
Also look for other great stuff in our online store. If your order hits 100.00€ it will be free of shipping!
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Besides the ITCHY POOPZKID support shows, MARATHONMANN has announced that they will be playing RELOAD FESTIVAL in Sulingen (DE) together with bands like MOTÖRHEAD, SICK OF IT ALL, DONOTS, TERROR and many more, and that they also will be supporting BOYSETSFIRE on March 16 during a benefit show for 'JUGENDCAFE ZWIESEL':
"Liebe Freunde großartiger Rockmusik! Am 15.3. und 16.3. werden BOYSETSFIRE für zwei exklusive Konzerte in unsere bayerische Heimat fliegen um sich für den Erhalt des Jugendcafe Zwiesel einzusetzen und wir haben die große Ehre die Show am 16.3. als Support zu bestreiten! Das Jugendcafe Zwiesel war seit jeher ein wundervoller Ort für fantastische Punk- und Hardcore-Konzerte und muss auf jeden Fall weiter bestehen bleiben. Wir freuen uns etwas dazu beitragen zu können! Das Konzert mit BOYSETSFIRE und Marathonmann findet am 16.3. in der Bürgerhalle Frauenau statt."
Go support great music supporting great music!
ARE FUCKING DEAD
POISON MY BLOOD, playing their last show on October 26, are no more. The band posted following statement after the final show:
"Our final show last Friday was incredibly awesome. Huge thanks to everyone that was there, we were grateful to see so many of you. Thanks to our buddy and soundguy Vik and everyone else at De Klinker. Also thanks to Balances, Perceptions & As Enemies Arise. We couldn't have asked for a better way to end the Poison My Blood chapter! We'll be posting some videos of the show asap!"
Also Wouter, their former vocalist, who sang on both "Monuments" and "The Great Northern", both still available at our store, was part of the show, performing a few songs as special guest, making this a worthy farewell!
As a final farewell they posted this video with footage taken during the last Poison My Blood show ever on October 26, 2012 at De Klinker Club in Aarschot, Belgium.
RIP POISON MY BLOOD: 2006 - 2012
WINTER TOUR 2012
FINAL PRAYER just announced that they will be doing a Winter Tour in between Christmas and Silvester (New Year's Eve) to continue the promotion of their latest record "I Am Not Afraid":
"Jeppa, zwischen Weihnachten und Silvester sind wir wieder unterwegs! Da ja alle frei haben, sehen wir uns auf einer der Shows!!! Cheerrs"
Spend your Holidays well and go see them here:
26.12.2012 Germany Kassel @ Musik Theater
27.12.2012 Germany Jena @ F-Haus
28.12.2012 Germany Nürtingen @ Jugendhaus am Bahnhof
29.12.2012 Germany Niesky @ Holz
30.12.2012 Germany Berlin @ Bi Nuu
Multiple bands are working hard recording brand new material. THE HAVERBROOK DISASTER posted on Facebook stating:
"Thought we'd be resting after the release of our Split EP w/ Demoraliser? No way. We are more than stoked to let you guys know that we've once again entered the Pitchback Studios in Cologne to record our next album which will come out in the first half of 2013! Everything is going very smoothly so far and Aljoscha is doing a brilliant job again. This project means everything to us. We're really putting all of our time, money, effort and sweat in this to make this record just perfect and can't wait to show it to you! We'll keep you guys posted about how the album progresses and will be back soon with more great news, so stick with us!"
That being said they also announced a very special guest to come sing along on one of their new tracks:
"What a day! Our good friend Jesse of Stick To Your Guns stopped at the Pitchback Studios (Aljoscha Sieg) to do some guest vocals on one of our songs and it sounds absolutely mind blowing! The STYG dudes really stand for the same values and beliefs we stand for and they are still one of our favourite bands ever as well as a huge influence on us personally and on our music. Having Jesse on our record fits just perfectly and it means a lot to us! We can't wait to show you this song!"
And also BEAR has been teasing on Facebook:
"This weekend we finished up the back-breaking beats of the drums... It's gonna be off the hook. Next up are the guitars, bass and vocals and..."
If the world doesn't end on December 21 of this year, 2013 will be another amazing year!
SUPPORTING ITCHY POOPZKID
Before even being fully “recovered” from their tour with LIVING WITH LIONS, MARATHONMANN announced that they will be performing on 5 select dates of the upcoming ITCHY POOPZKID “Ports & Chords"-tour 2013:
“Der Schweiss der letzten Tour ist noch gar nicht richtig getrocknet, da treibt es einem schon wieder vor Freude Wasser auf die Stirn: Wir spielen im Frühjahr 2013 auf der 2. Hälte der ITCHY POOPZKID Ports & Chords Tour! Die mögen uns offensichtlich so gern, daß sie uns für 5 Konzerte durch die ganze Republik mitnehmen! Jetzt schon heiss drauf!!!”
Don't miss out on these dates:
05.04.2013 Germany Köln @ Bürgerhaus Stollwerck
06.04.2013 Germany Dortmund @ FZW
11.04.2013 Germany Frankfurt @ Batschkapp
12.04.2013 Germany Konstanz @ Kulturladen
13.04.2013 Germany Stuttgart @ LKA Longhorn
Yesterday MARATHONMANN embarked on their European Tour with punks in crime LIVING WITH LIONS. To stay up to date with the madness and lunacy of such an event MARATHONMANN have created a Twitter Wall aka Tour Diary. Use the hashtag #mmlwl_tour to read and comment!
VINYL 7INCHES OUT NOW!
Today the MARATHONMANN vinyl 7inch EP is hitting the streets. It's a strictly limited pressing with 200 on black, 50 on white splatter and 50 on blue splatter vinyl and it looks absoluely beautiful!
We have relaunched the popular "Anthology Package Deal" at our store: 28 Let it Burn Records CDs for just 28.00€. The package is going to be shipped with tons of free stickers and posters. All CDs are factory-new goods. Here's the releases in Detail
SHINTO KATANA "Redemption" CD
MARATHONMANN "Die Stadt gehört den Besten" CD
POISON MY BLOOD "The Countess" CD
ANCHOR "Recovery" CD
FINAL PRAYER "Best Of Times" CD
THE HAVERBROOK DISASTER vs DEMORALISER "Split" MCD
THE NEW RECRUITS "The Ten Count" MCD
UNDER SIEGE "Days Of Dying Monuments" CD
BLACK FRIDAY '29 "Black Friday 2009" CD
ZERO MENTALITY "Black Rock" CD
TODAY WE RISE "Overcoming The Archetype" CD
POISON MY BLOOD “The Great Northern” CD
HIGH HOPES "Same" CD
GOLDUST "Destroyer | Borderlines" CD
THE CASSIDY SCENARIO "Withstanding Voracity" CD
STORM & STRESS "Sin" MCD
RED TAPE PARADE "Ballads of the..." CD
PREMONITIONS OF WAR / BENÜMB "Split" CD
TEAMKILLER "Bound to Samsara" CD
MISCREANTS "Welcome The" MCD
KERSEY "Bloodshot" MCD
THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT "Remedies" DoCD
THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT "Detention"
FEAR MY THOUGHTS "Smell Sweet Smell" CD
DRIFTNET “What We Seek” CD
BEAR "Doradus" CD
TILL WE DROP "The Summer Triangle" CD
SHOWYOURTEETH "World Denier" CD
Also look for other great stuff in our online store. If your order hits 100.00€ it will be free of shipping!
VINYL PREORDERS UP NOW!
We got so many requests to release MARATHONMANN's "Die Stadt gehört den Besten" EP on vinyl that we finally decided to do so. It's a stricly limited 300 press (100 colored, 200 black) that you can preorder NOW at the Let it Burn Records Store.
POSTED NEW VIDEOS
Two Let it Burn Family members just recently posted new vides on YouTube. POISON MY BLOOD released the official music video for their song "Lighthouse" and FINAL PRAYER a fun/diy video for "Heimathafen Kreuzberg" featuring Jogges of EMPOWERMENT. Go check em out
ARE FUCKING DEAD
Bad bad news from Belgium: POISON MY BLOOD just recently split up which sucks big times. Here's the band's official statement:
Poison My Blood are fucking dead.
We have collectively decided to quit the band. We won't go into any details as far as why we have made this decision.
Poison My Blood has been around for about 6 years and we are content with what we have achieved as a band. There is always a time for everything and the time for Poison My Blood to lay down arms is now.
Obviously we'd like to thank everyone tha
t has ever supported us or helped us out in any way possible. Most of all we'd like to thank Chris from Let It Burn Records for having our backs the last few years.
As a goodbye, we will play 5 final shows. The absolute last show will be on October 26th at JH De Klinker in Aarschot, more details about this show coming soon. We would love to see as many people as possible and make these the 5 coolest shows we'll ever play.
We will also still release the video made for "The Lighthouse" somewhere this week.
08.09.2012 - Rock Landen, Landen (BE)
19.09.2012 - Muziekodroom, Hasselt (BE) w/ Gallows
28.09.2012 - FZB, Schneverdingen (GER)
29.09.2012 - JAB, Nürtingen (GER)
26.10.2012 - JH De Klinker, Aarschot (BE) LAST SHOW EVER!!
ON TOUR WITH LIVING WITH LIONS
For a full 3 weeks our beloved Germany Indie-Punk-Hardcore-Rockers Marathonmann will be on tour in Europe supporting Canadas pop-punk outfit Living With Lions. One of the best tour packages of the year if you ask us! Here's the dates:
06.10.12 Germany Essen @ Cafe Nova
07.10.12 Germany Leipzig @ Conne Island Cafe
08.10.12 Germany München @ Feierwerk, Sunny Red
09.10.12 Germany Stuttgart @ Juha West
11.10.12 Austria Wien @ Arena
12.10.12 Italy Egna/Neumarkt @ Point
13.10.12 Switzerland Zürich @ Eldorado
14.10.12 France Paris @ La Cantine de Belleville
15.10.12 Belgium Antwerpen @ Kavka
16.10.12 UK Leeds @ The Well
17.10.12 UK Kingston @ The Fighting Cocks
18.10.12 UK Glasgow @ Classic Grand
20.10.12 Ireland Dublin @ Fibber Magee's
21.10.12 UK London @ Islington Academy2
22.10.12 Holland Eindhoven @ Dynamo
23.10.12 Germany Hamburg @ Hafenklang
presented by Fuze Magazine
REDEMPTION OUT NOW!
We are happy to announce that SHINTO KATANA's new album "Redemption" hits the streets of Europe TODAY! This ten ton hammer of mosh music is for fans of EMMURE, FOR TH FALLEN DREAMS and THE GHOST INSIDE. Get your copy today.
We have revamped our beloved label website, let's call it a _soft-relaunch_. What's new? We have kicked out a lot of unneccesary information, integrated the Let it Burn Blog, you can now more easily watch videos and stream/download songs from our bands, the online store has been updated and there's a sneaky little social media integration all over the place. Year 2012, here we are!
ON TOUR W/ EMPOWERMENT
Berlin's heavyweights FINAL PRAYER are going to embark on a tour with their old friends EMPOWERMENT in September / October 2012. Tourdates as followed:
28.9.12 Germany Isny @ Jugendhaus Go In
29.9.12 Germany Saarbrücken @ Kleiner Club Garage
30.9.12 Germany Münster @ Lorenz- Süd
1.10.12 Germany Gotha @ Juwel
2.10.12 Germany Pforzheim @ Bottich
3.10.12 Germany München @ Backstage
4.10.12 Germany Würzburg @ Cafe Cairo
5.10.12 Switzerland Oberentfelden @ BorömPömPöm
6.10.12 Germany Essen @ Cafe Nova
7.10.12 Germany Hamburg @ Hafenklang
ON TOUR WITH WITHERS
GOLDUST are on tour in Europe with WITHERS (former THE CASSIDY SCENARIO) this October. Tourdates as followed:
12.10.2012 JUZ Haengematte | Sulzbach-Rosenberg
NEW ALBUM IN THE WORKS
NEW TO LET IT BURN
Everyone at LET IT BURN RECORDS is pretty psyched to welcome SHINTO KATANA to the label roster! THE most promising new band coming from Australia, the remote continent that already brought us amazing bands such as Parkway Drive, Deez Nuts or I Killed The Prom Queen.
SHINTO KATANA's new album "Redemption" will be released on LET IT BURN RECORDS (cd) and ACUITY.MUSIC (Digital Download) in Europe on August 17. "Redemption" has been recorded by producer Shane Edwards at Electric Sun Studios in Sydney (Thy Art Is Murder, Northlane, Dream On Dreamer) and features guest performances by Frankie Palmeri of Emmure and Jonathan Blake of On Broken Wings.
Having toured with Emmure, Shai Hulud, Deez Nuts and For The Fallen Dreams, SHINTO KATANA forged their very own mark of modern metalcore, heavy as fuck and adamantly tight. "Redemption" is exactly how this genre should sound like in 2012.
ON TOUR THIS SUMMER
Austria's metal outfit SHOWYOURTEETH adds another bunch of shows to their long tour history. From July - August 2012 they're on tour with CHARON and DEADHARTS, if they're close to your hometown make sure you show up. SHOWYOURTEETH are notorious for their ass-kicking live shows!
A very special video is what Hungary's pop-punk-core startup TILL WE DROP present us these days. Covering one of the biggest hits EVER is not a simple task but we think the guys did a good job on ADELE's "Someone Like You".
EASTERN EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR
Hungary's extreme metalband THE SOUTHERN ORACLE embark on a short Eastern European Summer Trip. Here's the tourdates:
07.06.12. Budapest, HU
07.11.12. Pécs, HU
07.13.12. Tatabánya, HU
07.21.12. Tokaj, HU
07.25.12. Debrecen, HU
07.27.12. Warsaw, PL
07.28.12. Swiecie, PL
07.29.12. Martin, SK
08.10.12. Dorog, HU
RECORDING DEBUT ALBUM
RUSSION TOUR DIARIES
SUMMER TOUR 2012
RELEASE THEIR FIRST MUSIC VIDEO
Alright everyone, it's time to talk BIG! The Haverbrook Disaster released their first music video and it's time to watch, share and celebrate this!
ON TOUR WITH COMEBACK KID & NO TURNING BACK
MARATHONMANN are going to tour Europe with Comeback Kid and No Turning Back in June 2012. This is a very cool package bringen together great music and great people. From what we've heard everyone is very much looking forward to this.
"I AM NOT AFRAID" OUT NOW!
FINAL PRAYER's highly anticipated new album "I Am Not Afraid" hit the streets today. We are very happy that the reactions we got on this masterpiece of hardcore so far were far beyond positive. If you haven't ordered your copy yet, here's your chance!
POST TRACK BY TRACK FEATURE
In coopeartion with pitcam.tv FINAL PRAYER did a wonderfull insight "Track By Track" feature about the songs on their upcoming album "I Am Not Afraid", which is now viewable on youtube.
"DIE STADT GEHÖRT DEN BESTEN" OUT NOW!
There's hope for Munich... MARATHONMANN who just recently released their debut MCD "Die Stadt Gehört Den Besten" on our partner label Acuity.Music as digital download now moved on to Let it Burn Records. We are happy to present you the CD version of their debut EP available NOW at your favorite record store or here at Let it Burn Records.
AMAZON 5.00€ SPECIAL
NEW TRACK ONLINE
FINAL PRAYER - PREORDERS NOW AVAILABLE IN THE STORE!
The release date of Final Prayers' brand new album is getting nearer. Time to celebrate this event with some of the most amazing preorder-deals we ever had!
The Album comes with a POSTER and a STICKER. You can choose the CD alone, get yourself a SHIRT, HOODIE or a LONGSLEEVE to come along with it. Or get the MEGA package including shirt AND hoodie!
The prizing? Super low as usual!
Check the link below!
REUNITE WITH LET IT BURN RECORDS
European Hardcore's pack leader FINAL PRAYER will release their new album "I Am Not Afraid" on Let it Burn Records on May 25, 2012.
Chris (Let it Burn CEO) comments: "I am absolutely stoked to have Final Prayer officially back on Let it Burn Records. Infact they never really 'left' the label. Both the cooperation and the friendship easily outlasted their short 'excursion' in 2009. Since releasing the band's debut album in 2006 I had known that Let it Burn Records and Final Prayer is a perfect match and I am tremendously looking forward to releasing and promoting the band's new album which is spinning on my computer in this very moment."
Final Prayer about reuniting with Let it Burn Records: “After some very busy months, a lot of hard work and intense songwriting and studio sessions, we're more than happy to announce, that we're ready to release our third studio-album called 'I Am Not Afraid'. With our buddy Dennis (Black Friday '29) on board, the new songs are much more varied with a lot of styles and influences. Catchy melodies meet heavy breakdowns and epic sing-alongs. Over and above we're supported on two songs by two very charismatic voices – be prepared! All in all the 10 songs of this album start where the “Berlin” EP has ended and are by far the best ones we've done so far! Label-wise we feel very comfortable, that the record will be released by Munich’s famous Let It Burn Records. This might appear like a big change to some people, but after a quite moving period for the band, working together with our old friend Chris feels just like coming home. We're extremely satisfied with the songs and think that he's the right guy to spread our message. But enough words for now. The Releaseshow of the album will be on May 26th at Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin. We're psyched to see you there and show you what this album is really about. - the final prayer collective"
"I am Not Afraid" was recorded and mixed at Daily Hero Studios, Berlin and mastered at Time Tools Mastering, Hannover. The artwork was created by the Design Armada.
We are psyched!
PRESENT NEW SONG
ON TOUR WITH AZRIEL
The Haverbrook Disaster and Demoraliser will embark on a tour with Azriel in March 2012. Check out the tourdates and make sure you show up at at least one of the shows:
THE HAVERBROOK DISASTER
16.03. NL Arnheim The Stage
17.03. D Stuttgart Juha West
18.03. D Zittau Emil
19.03. CZ Prague Chapeau Rougue
20.03. D Dessau Panic Room
21.03. A Wien Aera
22.03. D München Backstage
23.03. D Berlin Tommy Haus
24.03. B As Jh De Balans
25.03. B Brugge T Boldershof
NEW EP APRIL 20TH
We are looking forward to continue our cooperation with Poison My Blood. Their new EP is called "The Countess" and hits the stores on April 20th.
The band: "We are extremely excited to release this 5 song EP and joining forces with Let It Burn Records once more. "The Countess" will give you a glimpse of the characteristic natural and ambient sound that we have tried to set for ourselves in the past few years. With a new vocalist and all the experience that "The Great Northern" has brought us, we are more than confident that these 5 songs will open up a whole new world for us and we are beyond stoked for everything that 2012 will bring!"
ABOUT TO RELEASE SPLIT EP ON LET IT BURN RECORDS
Great news from Let it Burn Records. We are going to release a Split-EP by two of the most promising new European hardcore bands, The Haverbrook Disaster and Demoraliser. The Split is going to be availabel in March 2012 as MCD (Let it Burn Records) and digital download (Acuity.Music). The same month both bands will embark on a tour together with Azriel to support their new release.
Demoraliser about this release: "We're really excited to be releasing the split with THD through Let It Burn Records, The 2 tracks are our best yet and really bridge the gap between our last EP and our new album that will be released in the summer through Siege Of Amida, We've wanted to tour in Europe since we started the band and we're excited to come over and play some shows to some people who might not know who we are."
The Haverbrook Disaster share the same positive feelings: "We are more than stoked to announce that we will not just play a tour with Demoraliser, we will also release a Split EP with these British folks! This band is so good, fresh and promising and we are so proud to release a split with these guys. We will record 3 brand new songs for the EP and we can’t wait for you guys to hear them!"
Check out what's going on with FINAL PRAYER right now:
Again lots of things happened since we last posted some news: We recorded and released a new record, which is available on 7inch vinyl and as digital download. Thanks to all of you for the great response, we really dig it. But we also completed what was probably one of the best tours we ever did with our friends in No Turning Back during the summer. We hope to do that again any time soon.
Maybe some of you have already heard, but shortly after the tour our bass-player Felix left the band to start a new job in the UK. There's no big story or any bad blood behind it. Nonetheless his departure wasn't easy for the rest of the band. Not just because he was one of the founders of the band, but first of all because he is a very good friend of us. But he's not out of the FP world completely and still supports FP wholeheartedly.
The search for a new bass-player wasn't an easy one. In fact it turned out even more difficult than we initially thought. But after some time we eventually found the right guy in Dennis Sommer, formerly of Black Friday '29. Dennis is a long time friend of us and fills the vacant job perfectly. He is a great guy and a really talented musician with a punk rock attitude and therefore fits into the band and our dirty van perfectly.
With the lineup complete again, we have already continued working on our upcoming album. We're psyched with the results so far and are close to finishing the songwriting process. We will hit the studio in January and hopefully release the record in spring. More details on this follow soon.
Until then, you have the chance to see us play a couple of shows. We can't wait to get back on stage again and play old stuff as well as the songs from the “Berlin” EP for you. These shows will be the first shows with Dennis on bass. So don't miss them as we're sure they'll bestow a great kick off to him. Here are the dates:
Dec 9th 2011: Eibenstock (Ger) at the Jie Club
Dec 16th 2011: Frankfurt a.M. ( Ger) at the Elfer Club
the Final Prayer collective
"WORLD DENIER" OUT NOW!
RELEASE "THE SUMMER TRIANGLE" TODAY
Happy Release Day! TILL WE DROP have just finished their first European Tour with THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT and now happily release their debut album "The Summer Triangle" TODAY! Go get your copy and your local dealer or wherever you love to.
SIGN WITH LET IT BURN RECORDS
Showyourteeth from Austria will release their new album “World Denier” on December 2nd, 2011 on Let it Burn Records. This breathtaking album is topping off a very successful year for Let It Burn with a lot of awesome new bands.
The Band about the signing: “Honored, happy and excited are only a few of many words that come to our mind when we think about our signing to LIB. When we founded this Band, gettin a deal with LIB was one of our first goals. We really feel like this is the next step further for us and we hope we can also do our part to help Let It Burns Records to get a bit further. Showyourteeth is truly proud to be a part of the LIB-Family and feels like a loved one already.”
As some of you might know Showyourteeth have already released their previous album “Forecest” on the digital sublabel Acuity.Music, so Let It Burn already had the pleasure to work with them in the past.
Showyourteeths relentless will to move forward and grow as a band is very inspiring. They are among the few European bands that have the guts and qualities to compete with any international metal/hardcore act. Their new album “World Denier” almost bursts from power and creativity and Let It Burn Records are very pleased to release it in early december.
RELEASE DATE TODAY
ON EUROPEAN TOUR
German post-hardcore outfit The Blackout Argument will be embarking on their farewell tour this fall. They will be supported by norwegian hardcore-punk band Social Suicide and Let It Burn Records' Till We Drop. The Tour will end in Munich where The Blackout Arguments last ever show will feature very special guest Casper.
28.10.11 Germany Leipzig @ Conne Island
29.10.11 Austria Vienna @ Arena
30.10.11 Germany Berlin @ Magnet
31.10.11 Germany Lindau @ Club Vaudeville
01.11.11 Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff
02.11.11 Germany Bochum @ Zwischenfall
03.11.11 Germany Osnabrück @ Bastard Club
04.11.11 Germany Schweinfurt @ Alter Stattbahnhof
05.11.11 Germany Stuttgart @ Juha West
06.11.11 Germany München @ Feierwerk, Kranhalle (w/ CASPER)
PREORDERS LAUNCH TODAY!
The Bear and The Southern Oracle preorders have launched today! As always you receive high quality merch along being the first one to listen to the bands' new album. Check out the deals here: http://www.letitburn.de/store/categories/14/
ITUNES PREORDER AVAILABLE NOW
ARE HEARTLY WELCOMED TO THE LET IT BURN RECORDS ROSTER
We heartly welcome the second Hungarian band besides The Southern Oracle on Let it Burn Records: Till We Drop. To some of you it might be surprising to see two Hungarian signings within 2 weeks but if you check out Till We Drop you will immediately recognize their high potential and pure awesomeness! There haven't been too many thrilling European answers to the US "Pop-Mosh" phenomenonyet, so Till We Drop are exactly what a lot of kids have been waiting for.
Till We Drop are equally excited about this cooperation: "We are pleased to announce that, following our friends in The Southern Oracle, we joined the roster of Let it Burn Records. Our debut album, "The Summer Triangle" will see the light of day at the end of October through Let It Burn and it’s digital division Acuity.Music. Ever since we started playing music, we have been waiting for an opportunity like this, so we can get our music out there for the world. This deal can open new dimensions for our band, we are happy that Chris at Let It Burn put his trust in us and this is a chance we want to live up to."
Till We Drop are going to hit the road right away, supporting The Blackout Argument on their farewell tour. We are very much looking forward to giving them a chance to introduce themselves to the international underground scene with their debut album "The Summer Triangle" to be released on Let it Burn Records (CD) and Acuity.Music (Digital Download) on October 28.
THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT
TILL WE DROP
28.10.11 Leipzig (D) Conne Island
29.10.11 Vienna (AT) Arena
30.10.11 Berlin (D) Magnet
31.10.11 Lindau (D) Club Vaudville
01.11.11 Aarau (CH) Kiff
02.11.11 Bochum (D) Zwischenfall
03.11.11 Osnabrück (D) Bastard Club
04.11.11 Schweinfurt (D) Alter Stattbahnhof
05.11.11 Stuttgart (D) Juha West
06.11.11 München (D) Feierwerk (w/ Casper)
NEW DIGITAL EP AVAILABLE NOW!
Three years after their last album Berlin's very own Final Prayer return with three recently recorded songs. The new release, entitled “Berlin”, contains two new songs of their brand of energetic hardcore which have a more catchy and slightly melodic feel to them. The third song is a cover of Ideal's Neue Deutsche Welle anthem “Berlin”, featuring guest vocals by Nico (War From A Harlots Mouth) and Bernd Kurtzke of the famous Beatsteaks, done in a way only Final Prayer could have done it.
Inspired by life in Berlin – a city that has inspired all form of political opposition ranging from the early workers movement to anti-fascist resistance to the student uprisings in the 1970s and todays attempts to reclaim the city from becoming another boring, fully commercialized hipster town - the record tells stories of resistance and struggle past and present.
It will be available on 7”vinyl through Demons Run Amok Records and as digital download through Acuity.Music. Releasedate will be 16th of September 2011.
NEW SONG UP NOW!
NEW BAND JOINS THE LET IT BURN FAMILY
It is a great pleasure for us to announce that Hungary's THE SOUTHERN ORACLE have joined our beloved label roster. The band will release their new album "Hellwakening" on Let it Burn Records in October 2011.
It's been a while since we last time worked with a Hungarian band (back in the days when BRIDGE TO SOLACE were ravaging the European Metal/Hardcore scene) and we are happy to see, that Hungary is still an awesome source of great talent and dedication. THE SOUTHERN ORACLE come out on top of what people call "modern metal" and will leave a deep, everlasting impact on everyone checking them out.
The band about working with Let it Burn Records: "We are happy to announce that we have signed with LET IT BURN RECORDS, who will re-release our originally self released (as a one time press of 100 CDs) new full-length, HELLWAKENING, including our debut EP ‘I Killed Everyone, Will You Marry Me?’ and a 2-song demo (Secrecy, Let the Slaughter Begin) we have recorded in 2010. A digital release will see the light of day on ACUITY.MUSIC, featuring two covers, Davidian by Machine Head and Disciple by Slayer. We, as a band always try to take a step ahead, because we believe there is no end to progression, no matter where we are at the moment, new goals have to be set. With the help of LET IT BURN RECORDS, we are able to step in the door to territories we haven’t discovered yet and we are extremely happy to join this family, where many great bands have found their home in the label’s past 11 years."
As mentioned above, both, the CD and the digital download, will come along with a good load of awesome bonus material. Horns up!
IS BACK UP AGAIN!
Our website is finally back up online. Thanks to Christian and Niko for their help. To apologize for the unconvenience we reduce the price of our "Best of 2011"-Deal from 19.90 to 15.90 for a limited time! http://www.letitburnrecords.com/store/article/356/. All brand new releases by BEAR, The Haverbrook Disaster, ANCHOR and The New Recruits!
RELEASE RECOVERY TODAY!
Sweden's Hardcore outfit ANCHOR have officially released their new album "Recovery" TODAY. You can now order "Recovery" from all your favorite shops and dealers or directly through Let it Burn Records store for 9.90 Euro (incl. a poster and stickers).
Here's what the press says about "Recovery":
- Partyausfall ( 9/10 ) : "WOW WAS EINE FETTE SCHEIBE" "..mit genug Pathos, Wut, Energie und Melodie." "die Scheibe macht unglaublich viel Spaß"
- Heartbeatmedia: "An Authenzität fehlt es dem Werk überhaupt nicht" "...tragische Ansätze, packende Melodien und krasse Abrissparts..." "Pflichtstoff für HC-Fetischisten!"
- Allschools: "eines der „most anticipated Hardcore LP´s“ 2011" "sie bringen nach wie vor die Bude zum einstürzen"
- Dosenmusik ( 11/15): "ein feines modernes Hardcore-Album, das wenig Wünsche offen lässt" "Der Gesamtsound ist standesgemäß gleichzeitig deftig polternd und doch transparent" "...ein Goldstückchen, das im Konzert der Großen mitspielt"
- Durchdes Welt: "kerniger „In your face“ Sound" "musikalische Untermalung zur kritischen Analyse unseres Handelns"
- Fuze Magazine: "vor Dringlichkeit, Message, Energie und Melodie nahezu überbordende Hymnen" "flirrende Gitarren und Spannungsbögen"
- More Than Core ( 9/10 ): "a great example of natural hardcore" "hardcore like it’s supposed to be" "Each and every song is great and has the capability to bring a smile upon one’s face."
Very sad news from THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT. The band decided to call it a day. Read their indepth and heartful statement:
OUR TIME IS UP...
The following statement is a really sad one so let's cut this short: The Blackout Argument are going to split up in 2011. The reason for this is that our singer Raphael has decided to quit the band. His comment on this: "After careful consideration I decided to leave The Blackout Argument. A decision, which isn't an easy one for me but I think it's the right one. There are situations in life when you have to cut loose from things you love. My apprenticeship and work call more and more for time, so this doesn't agree with BOA. I wanna thank every BOA member and ex-member for all these years."
This is not an easy thing for the remaining band members. We have taken the time to discuss all options but the bottom line is that we rather end this properly than to rush into an uncertain future. To disband The Blackout Argument makes more sense to us, than to continue without Raphael.
We want to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for the incredible support we came by, especially since the release of "Detention". Particularly Redfield Records, the coolest independent label in the world and the Trouble Kids, who we feel connected with far beyond this band.
...OUR TIME IS NOW
But before we call it a day we would like to do a few more things to not end this with a crying eye only, but also with a smiling one:
1.) We will play all scheduled shows / festivals in July and August and we are very much looking forward to this:
29.07.2011 Bausendorf (D) - Riez Open Air w/ Strung Out, Stick To Your Guns, Mikroboy
30.07.2011 Grossefehn (D) - Oma's Teich Festival w/ Wir Sind Helden, Editors, Casper
06.08.2011 Gränichen (CH) - Open Air w/ Bad Religion, Strung Out, Deliver
13.08.2011 Halver (D) - Midsummer Festival w/ Poison My Blood, The Hirsch Effekt
2.) In October / November we're going to do a short farewell tour together with our label-mates Social Suicide and one more band to be announced.
3.) We will also put out one final release until the tour (Details follow soon).
4.) In the next couple of weeks we are going to release an awesome live-/musicvideo of our song "Overweight Against Heart Attacks".
We can't wait to meet and party with you all one more time at our farewell tour. Those 5 years have been an incedibly exciting time for us which we will keep in our minds and hearts forever.
The Blackout Argument
(Chris, Eric, Schwede, Raphael, Philip)
ANNOUNCE NEW VOCALST AND OTHER BIG NEWS
Poison My Blood about their current band situation:
"We just posted a new bandpicture here on Facebook and as you can see, there is a new face in the Poison My Blood line-up. His name is Bjorn Seynave and he's the new vocalist for Poison My Blood.
In the past few months it became difficult for Wouter to combine Poison My Blood with other things he was pursuing in his life. He decided that he wanted to put his focus on work instead of the band and in the end he was unable to continue being a part of Poison My Blood to the fullest. We'd like to thank him for the energy and time he put in this band and we wish him all the luck and succes in his future endeavours.
Some of you will have already seen Bjorn on stage with us in the last few weeks and without a doubt you will have been blown away by his groundshaking vocals and insane stage presence. We couldn't be more fortunate by finding such a great vocalist (and an awesome dude!) on such short notice.
There is a lot of cool stuff coming up in the near future: we'll be touring Germany, Denmark and Sweden in July and playing a few festivals in the summer. In September we are doing a tour in the UK with This Distance. We're also working on other touring plans in Russia, Spain and Portugal. So there is a lot coming up in 2011-2012.
Let It Burn Records and Poison My Blood will also continue the cooperation with a new release that will be coming out somewhere around the new year. We are currently in the process of writing new material for this record and we can already tell you that it will make your heads spin 360°. More news about this release will be announced soon!
So there is a lot of really great stuff coming up, Poison My Blood is still going hard and we couldn't be more excited about the future!"
ARE BEING SHIPPED
Just a quick note that we are now seeing the end of the line with all the ANCHOR, The Haverbrook Disaster and The New Recruits preorders. We are overwhelmed by the amount of orders and great feedback we got and apologize for not being able to answer every email immediatelly. A huge pile of packages has been shipped this morning (mostly ANCHOR stuff) and another one is going out tonight. Thanks for being patient!
"THE TEN COUNT EP" HITS THE STREETS TODAY!
EXCLUSIVE BONUS TRACK
"HOPEWARD BOUND" OUT NOW!
The Haverbrook Disaster celebrate the release of their highly anticipated debut album "Hopward Bound" TODAY! You can now shop the album from iTunes, Amazon, www.letitburnrecords.com/store/ and many other retailers. let us know how you like the release!
FIRST SONG OF "HOPEWARD BOUND" ONLINE!
PREORDER PACKAGES ONLINE!
PREORDER PACKAGES ONLINE!
We jut launched ANCHOR and THE HAVERBROOK DISASTER preorder packages. You can now preorder their upcoming CDs or an exclusive preorder shirt/hoodie/longsleeve (only available at Let it Burn) package + CD . All orders will be shipped along with posters and stickers. Do it now, you won't regret it.
REVEAL FIRST SONG FROM "RECOVERY"
Swedish hardcore icon ANCHOR have put up the first song from their upcoming new album "Recovery". The title is called "Testament" and it breaks necks. Go check it out on soundcloud (http://soundcloud.com/theletitburnagency/anchor-testament-taken-from) or in the lib music player!
RERELEASE ABSTRACTIONS 2.0
To shorten the time of waiting for BEAR's upcoming full length album 'Doradus' we decided to re-release their fabulous debut EP 'Abstractions'. These 5 songs show off the band's impressive potential and come along with an extra dose of kick-ass since they've been remixed and remastered by the band. 'Abstractions 2.0' as we name it cannot be topped by anything but BEARs upcoming full length album.
The band: "In growing anticipation of our debut full-length album, we and LET IT BURN decided to re-release our first EP 'ABSTRACTIONS'. Re-mixed and re-masterd to force even more devastation upon your petty eardrums, we dubbed it 'ABSTRACTIONS 2.0'. It's a taste of what kind of mayhem you can expect before our first full grown cub bites you in the face later on this year. OBEY ///"
MARCH INTO LET IT BURN RECORDS
Heads up for big news: we are absolutely delighted to welcome THE NEW RECRUITS to our beloved label roster. Working with friends always is the greatest pleasure but if they come up with the most exciting new music, too, it's far beyond. "The Ten Count EP" is the most challenging release on Let it Burn Records in 2011 and we can't wait to get this out on the streets in June.
So who are THE NEW RECRUITS? Read their vision statement to find out:
THE NEW RECRUITS make these four commitments:
• We will make music we love.
• We will NOT try to win any popularity contests.
• We will develop quality sound vibration.
• We will hurt ourselves in the process.
Culture: Infiltrated by influences of dark gospel, counter-insurgency-sound-operation, irregular-sound-tactics & blood. TNR were developed & produced to form a small, mobile force competing against a larger, more unwieldy one (namely the modern day rock community and it's multiple media outlets).
THE NEW RECRUITS (TNR) are considered an affilitate of today's music scene, responsible for providing distorted gospel & blood amongst the few initiated individuals of the mission's community.
In the musical leadership structure TNR are to be considered a separate branch.
blood. gospel. sound. uniforms. sweat. sex. leaders. self-defense. unity. alliance.
Curious how this sounds like? Check out the band's first track of their "The Ten Count EP" called "What Have We Got To Lose": http://www.facebook.com/letitburnrecords.
REVEAL COVER ARTWORK AND ALBUM TITLE
JOIN FORCES WITH LET IT BURN RECORDS!
Even tought the days of Sweden as the No.1 country for hardcore bands are long over, there's still a small but active scene up there. For quite some time ANCHOR have now been the lighthouse of Swedish Hardcore and we feel more than honored to announce that they have just signed a deal with Let it Burn Records.
With almost 300 Shows in 4 years (including two full US tours) and a rear cover of a whole bunch of amazing releases, ANCHOR are now set and ready to release their new album on Let it Burn Records in June 2011.
ANCHOR about the signing "We're very happy to announce that our upcoming, yet to be named, album will see the light of day this summer through LET IT BURN RECORDS. To say that we're excited about this cooperation is a massive understatement. It's a privilege to be working with such a caliber label, one of Europe's longest running, one we've been following for many years and we're anxiously looking forward to see what the future holds for us."
Inspired by the likes of Judge, Entombed, Skitsystem and Verse, ANCHOR have written their most resounding music ever, that shows a natural progression from their last releases. The band describes their new sound as "harder, filthier and yet more emotional than anything we've done before."
The band is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on their new album: "As we speak we're halfway through a 10-day-session at Studio Bengt, Lund with our friend Gustav Brunn and we already feel like we've outdone all of our previous releases. It feels like we've been moving in a darker and heavier direction. The result this far is mindblowing and we can't bare ourselves to show the world this work."
To cut this short: Everyon at Let it Burn Records can't wait to release this album!
SIGN WITH LET IT BURN RECORDS
the brand new year is blessing us with the first big and very pleasant news: We were able to sign Belgiums supergroup BEAR! Consisting of current and ex-members of The Setup, Death Before Disco and Reply this band is as focused and determined as it can be. We are very much looking forward to releasing their debut album "Doradus", a masterpiece of technical metal AND hardcore.
The band about the new partnership: "BEAR is very proud and honored to announce their signing with Let It Burn Records. The band is anxious to work together as the label is as excited about their music as they are AND both seem to share the same amount of passion and dedication to their mutual goals. BEAR's first full length 'DORADUS' will be recorded in March 2011 and will see the light of day later this year. Be aware!"
In the meantime check out BEAR's fabulous "Abstractions" MCD which already gives you a hint of what to expect from "Doradus".
Teamkiller celebrated their last show and it was a blast! Another great European Hardcore Band called it a day.
To keep them "alive" we have a special "Farewell"-Offer including their last album "Bound to Samsara" on CD and LP plus their previous "s/t" MCD plust poster and sticker for an amazing price of 14.90 at our store! http://www.letitburnrecords.com/store/article/345/
NEW YEAR'S SALE
We have cut prices on a good selection of Let it Burn CDs. Instead of 9.90€ you only pay 7.90€ for the albums of BLACK FRIDAY 29, FINAL PRAYER, TO KILL, POISON MY BLOOD, SHOW YOUR TEETH and others. Go to http://www.letitburnrecords.com/store/categories/13/ to find out more!
FROM LET IT BURN RECORDS
We wish you all a happy new year and all the best for 2011! There's a lot of cool things coming up this year and you are welcome to join us on this ride!
SIGNED BY ACUITY.MUSIC
Acuity.Music is up and running now, but without all those great bands out there the label wouldn't exist. Today we happily announce the signing of the new claimants of the metal-throne: HORDAK from Koblenz! With their new album "There's no Regret" they manage to give this old Metal/Core-soup a modern 2011-flavor! Influenced by "old school" bands like Darkest Hour, The Haunted or Purified in Blood they also stand for the "new breed" of metal-bands such as Emmure, Bring Me The Horizon or Architects. Their new album is going to be available on iTunes, Amazon & co. in January 2011. Keep your eyes open!
SIGN WITH LET IT BURN RECORDS
As the year 2010 is slowly coming to an end we have yet another great announcement to make: Let it Burn Records has signed the youngest and by far one of the most promising bands in its 10 year history: THE HAVERBROOK DISASTER.
Coming from Karlsruhe, Germany The Haverbrook Disaster has been an “insider tip” among hardcore kids for months now. With their amazing mixture of melodic hardcore and heavy (!) mosh they’re at the very cutting edge of how hardcore music should sound like in 2011. We are very much looking forward to working with an ambitious but at the same time “down-to-earth”-like band.
The band about their signing: “We’re so excited and proud to announce that we have signed to Let It Burn Records! Hands down, Chris is not just a good ‘labelboss’, but as well a very good friend, so we couldn’t feel more comfortable. We will hit the studio on the 25th of December to record our very first full-length and we can’t wait to release this via Let It Burn Records, one of the hardest working Hardcore labels in Europe!”
We have already heard the band’s preproduction plus we got an insight view on their plans on artwork, mixing and mastering. To cut this short: This album is going to be one of the best debuts every released by a European Hardcore Band.
More News coming soon.
OUR NEW DIGITAL SUBLABEL
Acuity.Music is a new independent label, focusing on digital music only. Besides releasing the great Let it Burn Records artist roster such as Final Prayer, Teamkiller, Poison My Blood or Black Friday, the label also signs other artists such as Shiner, A Traitor Like Judas, ShowYourTeeth, Unveil or Team Monster.
Acuity.Music is distributed through IODA (www.iodalliance.com) which means the releases are available on every relevant download platform on the planet such as iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Napster, emusic, 7digital, shockhound, zune, beatport, lala, limewire, loudtrax, getmusic, Puretracks, Zed and many more.
Founder Chris about Acuity.Music: "Let's be honest, everyone listens to their music on a mobile mp3-player or on the computer. We all have huge libraries filled with more digtial music than we can ever listen to. The lifecycle of a CD has become the following: purchase, being ripped, skipping through the booklet once and then being put on the shelf. We believe the era of the Compact Disc is about to come to an end and people more and more embrace the idea of buying music online. It's about time to embrace the digital age and open up for new ways of buying and experiencing music. Along the lines of 'Walk together - Rock together' we invite you to get in touch with us and share your experiences with our bands and music."
Acuity.Music is looking forward to releasing further great artists from all over the world and through all musical genres.
VINYL LP IN STOCK NOW!
FULL ALBUM AUDIOSTREAM
go check out our FACEBOOK Page for another great CD-special that saves you 50%! Go to www.facebook.com/letitburnrecords and click on the "SPECIAL OFFER" Tab. You won't regret it.
In this very second TEAMKILLER's "Bound to Samsara" and POISON MY BLOOD's "The Great Northern" - two of the most beautiful albums of 2010 - have been oficially released! You can start bothering your local dealer now. Do it!
CD FOR 6.90EURO
TO KILL's fabulous "Antarctica" Album will be available for only 6.90Euro for a limited time through FACEBOOK!
Here's what you have to do:
1.) Go to the Let it burn Records Facebook-Page
2.) Click the "Like"-Button
3.) Click on the tab "SPECIAL OFFER" (You'll find a secret store-link there)
4.) Click "buy" and place your order
NEW SONG ONLINE!
ALBUM AVAILABLE ON ITUNES NOW!
SPECIAL LIMITED PREORDER SHIRT
PACKAGE DEALS AVAILABLE NOW
"ENDTIMES" DIGITAL RELEASEDATE TODAY!
"Endtimes", the long-awaited new album by A TRAITOR LIKE JUDAS has been officialy released as digital download TODAY! You can buy the album from any download platform, however we suggest buying at iTunes because it comes along with a digital booklet including full album artwork and all lyrics. iTunes price: 7.99!!
PREORDERS SHIP TODAY!
Good news everyone: The TO KILL Shirts arrived and all preorder packages will ship today! It was worth the wait, the shirts look AMAZING!
PREORDER PACKAGES ONLINE!
We jut launched the POISON MY BLOOD preorder packges. You can now preorder their upcoming CD "The Great Northern", an exclusive preorder shirt (only available at Let it Burn) or a package of both. All ordes will be shipped along with posters and stickers. Do it now, you won't regret it.
ON TOUR NOW!
ANTARCTICA AVAILABLE ON ITUNES!
An alle Shop-Kunden aus DEUTSCHLAND: Wir hatten ein kleines Problem mit der Portoberechnung im Store. Falls du deinen Bestellvorgang nicht abschließen konntest, versuch es bitte noch mal, jetzt sollte es gehen. Für weitere fragen: firstname.lastname@example.org
NO LONGER BOUND TO SAMSARA
Good and sad news from our beloved TEAMKILLER. The band will release their new album "Bound to Samsara" on Let it Burn Records November 5, 2010. Unfortunatelly this will be their last album since the band decided to call it a day. But read for yourself.
"All material life comes to an end. For TEAMKILLER it is now about time to break the cycle of samsara and call it a day.
We have gone through a long, constant metamorphosis and experienced continous growth, both, as a band and as spiritual beings. The release of our final album "Bound To Samsara" in November 2010 on Let it Burn Records marks the last stage of this process. We strongly feel connected to this album and also to the decision that it is the right time to disband at this point.
We are deeply thankful for all the people who supported us on our way and share our spirit, all the great experiences we were allowed for and will avail ourselves of them for a lifetime. However, we know that we can only come full circle with a last tour and final show. It is our deepest wish to offer you an insight of what "Bound to Samsara" is capable of and share its sheer energy and spirit with you. We are currently in the stage of getting everything settled, more news and final tourdates in the works.
In the meantime we encourage you to join TEAMKILLER's final chapter by checking out our brand new song called "No More".
No longer bound to samsara,
(Peter, Felix, Jan, Michael)"
"ANTARCTICA" CAN BE PURCHASED NOW!
WELCOME TO LET IT BURN!
Let it Burn heartly welcomes Belgium's most promising new hardcore band POISON MY BLOOD to our roster!
POISON MY BLOOD have 3 rare but essential qualities besides playing amazing music: They're ambitious, 100% dedicated to what they do and most of all, they're hungry for everything to come. It is a pleasure to work with such a confident, young band and everyone at Let it Burn Records is looking forward to releasing 'The Great Northern' in November 2010.
'The Great Northern' was produced by Pelle Henricsson and Eskil Lövström, known for their work with bands such as Refused, Poison The Well, Meshuggah, Cult Of Luna, etc.. The album embodies a unique and overall raw approach to heavy music and will be one of the albums to be remembered, even in years.
Go check out their new song "Iscariot". As always it is FREE FOR DOWNLOAD! Als check out the "The Great Northern"-Trailer and become as exicted as we are!
SIGNED WITH REDFIELD RECORDS
Our all beloved THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT found a new label home at REDFIELD RECORDS. We wish them all the best with their new album "Detention" which is about to be released in January 2011. In the meantime you can check out their brand new song "Fine Feathers Make Fine Birds" at their freshly redesigned myspace-profile.
HEXES OUT NOW!
THE CASSIDY SCENARIO finally released their new EP "Hexes" through Let it Burn Records. The EP is exclusively available as digital download through iTunes, Amazon and all other download platforms.
We recommend buying the EP at iTunes because it features ad digital booklet: http://itunes.apple.com/de/album/hexes-ep/id378396415
"BEST OF TIMES" AVAILABLE ON ITUNES NOW!
2 ALBUMS ON ITUNES FOR 5.99!
At the moment you can find two BLACK FRIDAY 29 albums ("the pursuit of happiness" and "the escape") on iTunes for 5.99 each. Go check it out!
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NEW SONG UP
PACKAGE DEALS UP NOW!
IPHONE APP BUGFIXES
we did some bugfixing, the news section now works smothly without any 404-errors. go check it out in case you didnt do it already.
PUTTING IT TO AN END
Sad sad news from Italy: TO KILL have decided to split up. The band will however release their highly anticipated new album "antarctica" and hit the road one more time to present the new songs. We here at Let it Burn Records don't regret one thing. We are looking forward to releasing "antarctica" and to see the band on stage a few more last times. tourdates will be announced soon, as well as the album release date.
TO KILL statement:
"Sometimes in life you just get to the point where you need to move on.
To Kill has always been to us much much more than just playing and touring around, since we are truly each other's family and we felt, as a whole, that it was time for this part of our life together to end, since our personal paths were going in other directions and we all felt we wanted to pursue other aspects of our lives.
Often you hear about bands breaking up and want to know what's behind that, what's the truth behind it and what's to know in some generic statement, well this is not the case. We love each other more than ever, no one sold out, there's no bad feeling of any sort, we just felt this was the right time for this adventure to go to an end, and for new stuff to happen to us. The bond we share will never break.
A while ago we recorded our last album "antarctica", which we're very proud of and is a sort of an epitaph for our band, testifying how we've grown together. we fucking love it! This record will be out this summer on let it burn records at a soon to be announced date and will be available at all of our upcoming shows, because YES, we'll be playing some more shows.
Since we want to have the chance to say goodbye to all of you who made this ride the most incredible adventure in our lives so far, we'll be anouncing soon a few shows scheduled for this fall both in Italy and around Europe. It would mean the world if you could show up, sing, sweat and mosh with us, so...let's make it fucking epic, alright?
There would be a huge number of people to thank, so we will just thank all of you who made us feel privileged by touring and playing together the music that we love having the chance to say what we wanted to say, thanks for coming to shows, smiling, giving us a place to stay, buying a tshirt or just being nice . Thanks to all the ones involved in our band on a professional level, to all the bands we have been lucky enough to play with and to all those faces with no names which will be in our hearts forever.
You'll know more about the record and about the final shows soon.
Camilla, Fausto, Jai, Josh,Ugo"
RELEASE EARLY DISCOGRAPHY CD ON LET IT BURN RECORDS
Final Prayer will release "Best of Times" on Let it Burn Records July 7, 2010. This early discography CD contains Final Prayer’s debut album “Right Here Right Now”, their sold out split-releases with Alcatraz and Crisis Never ends, their unreleased first demo and a great cover song. 20 songs in total.
Felix / Final Prayer: "'Best of Times' first and foremost documents the band's early history: From the humble beginnings, aka the demo days, to two split releases, to the first album. Second, with the demo and the split releases being long out of print, seeing copies of our demo being sold for stupid amounts of money on Ebay not only made us wish we had kept some somewhere, but also made it a necessity to make these songs accessible again for a fair price. And furthermore this release hopefully serves as a thank you to all the people who have supported us from day one and continue to this day: Mathias from Our World rec., Rene Punchline, Marcel from Demons Run Amok, Chris from Let it Burn and all the people that asked us countless times about how to get copies of said releases. In retrospect we'd probably change a lot about some of the songs (if we could), but didn't Scott V. from Terror scream "no shame, no regrets" in all of our faces? There you go! Enjoy."
Chris / Let it Burn: "In all these years we’ve been running this label now we’ve never seen a band grow so rapidly like Final Prayer. They never lacked of self-confidence and one can say that they knew what they’ve been doing right from the start. But at the time we signed them we didn’t expect at all that they would grow such a huge and dedicated fanbase in such a short time. Go to a hardcore show and you can be sure to see at least 10 kids with a Final Prayer shirt (If Terror or Hatebreed is playing you can easily quadruple the number, hahaha!) Looking back at the last 6 years now I know what the plain and simple dodge is: Not giving a fuck. I hardly ever met such a straightforward no-nonsense band who did their own thing in such an adamant and confident way. It was & is a great pleasure to work with Final Prayer."
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DESTROYER | BORDERLINES OUT NOW!
ON METALHAMMER DVD
ZM´s Electric Lips Music-Video has been chosen by the Metalhammer-Desk to appear on the Maximum Metal DVD Vol. 150. The DVD comes along free with the April Edition of the almighty Metal Hammer Magazine and has a circulation of 80.000 copies. You can certainly say that Zero Mentality is in good company on this one: Kiss, Legion of the Damned, Airbourne, Lacuna Coil, Municipal Waste and Callejon are some of the other featured artists. The DVD contains 10 Video Clips and some nice extras. So there´s really no need to hesitate - spread the Word and get the Hammer!
PREORDERS UP NOW!
We have set up the following low price preorder specials for you at our label store:
- GOLDUST "Destroyer | Borderlines" CD: 9,90 Euro
- GOLDUST "Destroyer | Borderlines" CD + limited (50 pieces) preorder t-shirt: 15,00 Euro
- BLACK FRIDAY '29 "The Escape" CD: 7,90 Euro
- BLACK FRIDAY '29 CD DEAL: "The Escape" CD + "Pursuit Of Happiness" CD + "Black Friday 2009" CD: 19,00 Euro
- BLACK FRIDAY '29 SHIRT DEAL: "The Escape" CD + limited (50 pieces) preorder t-shirt: 15,00 Euro
- BLACK FRIDAY '29 MAXPACK: "The Escape" CD + "Pursuit Of Happiness" CD + "Black Friday 2009" CD + limited (50 pieces) preorder t-shirt: 25,00 Euro
All preorders will be shipped March, 31, 2010 and include stickers, posters as well as a copy of the "10 years of Values and Vices" Let it Burn Label sampler with 24 partly unreleased tracks. Preorder shirts are available in the sizes small, medium, large, xlarge, girl-M and girl-L. Printed on gildan heavy weight textile.
LET IT BURN LABEL SAMPLER
We are just about to release a 10 year anniversary Let it Burn Records label sampler featuring 24 partly unreleased and exclusive tracks by ZERO MENTALITY, TO KILL, FINAL PRAYER, BLACK FRIDAY '29, TEAMKILLER, GOLDUST, STORM & STRESS, DEATHSPIRIT, BLACKOUT ARGUMENT, RED TAPE PARADE, TODAY WE RISE and THE CASSIDY SCENARIO. The sampler comes along as digital download card. One genius piece of art, if you ask us...
BAND PAGE : BLACK FRIDAY '29 BAND PAGE : CASSIDY SCENARIO BAND PAGE : DEATHSPIRIT BAND PAGE : FINAL PRAYER BAND PAGE : GOLDUST BAND PAGE : RED TAPE PARADE BAND PAGE : STORM & STRESS BAND PAGE : TEAMKILLER BAND PAGE : THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT BAND PAGE : TO KILL BAND PAGE : TODAY WE RISE BAND PAGE : ZERO MENTALITY
RERELEASE HARDCORE CLASSIC "THE ESCAPE" ON LET IT BURN RECORDS
Black Friday 29's debut album "The Escape" is going to be re-released by Let it Burn Records in April 2010.
Let it Burn founder and CEO Chris:
"If I had to choose the top-5 European hardcore records of all time, "The Escape" would, without any doubt, be a part of it. This album is so full of spirit and passion, so full of positive energy and youthful ambitions, it's hard to believe it wasn't written during the golden era of hardcore, the 1980s, but in 2004. Since then it underlined and shaped the understanding of hardcore of thousands of kids around the globe, lyricwise and musically.
Everyone who has ever seen BLACK FRIDAY 29 play "Kill this Dream", "Pressure Release", "Open Letter" or ANY other song from "The Escape" live knows what I am talking about and most likely shares the same feeling for this album as I do. I've seen some of the most impressive singalong-scenes, highest pile-ons and most crazy stagedives to these songs. I've seen kids going crazy to this everywhere for 5 years straight now. With "The Escape" BLACK FRIDAY 29 have created something indestructible, something to outlast decades."
Thus we are more than proud to re-release "The Escape" on Let it Burn Records. The CDs comes along with a revised artwork, linernotes by their singer Björn and a very special bonus track for a reasonable price on CD and digital download. This is THE European hardcore classic and a must-have. Period.
SHOWCASES 2010 ANNOUNCED
Let it Burn Records and The Let it Burn Agency enter the next round of LET IT BURN SHOWCASES in Spring 2010. 8 Showcases will take place in 8 different cities presenting the incredible Let it Burn Records & Agency roster in a festival-like line-up. The following dates have already been confirmed:
16.4. ULM - Club Schili
THE CASSIDY SCENARIO
17.4. ERFURT - Unikum
THE CASSIDY SCENARIO
23.4. IBBENBÜHREN - Scheune
STORM & STRESS
24.4. WALDSASSEN - Paulis
THE CASSIDY SCENARIO
7.5. OETTINGEN - Juze
STORM & STRESS
TODAY WE RISE
22.5. AUGSBURG - Kantine
THE CASSIDY SCENARIO
The first 50 visitors of all showcases will receive a free Let it Burn Records Labelcompilation with partly exclusive and yet unreleased tracks. So make sure you show up early, all schowcases start on time, anyway.
Please visit www.myspace.com/letitburnshowcases for more info and updates.
We are looking forward to seeing you dance & sing along at this years LET IT BURN SHOWCASES.
Team Let it Burn
(Chris, Feivel, Marius)
ON TOUR WITH END OF A YEAR
The punk-kids of the Let it Burn Familiy are on tour once again. This time with END OF A YEAR, check out the dates:
*26.03.10 Wangen/ Ger @ Juz Tonne*
*27.03.10 Essen/ Ger @ Cafe Nova*
*28.03.10 Hamburg/ Ger @ Rote Flora*
*29.03.10 Vaxjö / Se @Tba*
*30.03.10 Stavanger / Norway @Tba*
*01.04.10 Goteburg / Se @Nordengarden*
*02.04.10 Hannover / Ger @Sturmglocke*
*03.04.10 Ger / Tba*
*04.04.10 Freiburg / Ger* *@KTS *
*05.04.10 Münster / Ger @SpecOps*
*06.04.10 Munich / Ger @ Kafe Marat*
*07.04.10 Viena / Austria @Tüwi*
*08.04.10 Budapest/ Hungary @ Mappa Club *
*09.04.10 Lichtenstein / Ger @Juz Riot*
*10.04.10 Berlin / Ger @ Lovelite*
JOIN THE LET IT BURN FAMILY
Alright, fasten your seatbelts: In order to unite all preeminent European hardcore bands in one big family, we made celebrate another big achievement: TO KILL are from now on part of the Let it Burn Records roster! We heartly welcome our Italian friends and look forward to releasing their arresting new album "Antarctica" any time soon.
There's a lot of bands who claim to be "hard working" and "dedicated" but most of their strength lies in getting drunk at band practices, playing local shows and recording a demo every two years. The bequest TO KILL has already created since their formation in 2004 is intangible. Besides the release of three albums and two EPs, they are one of the most active touring bands in hardcore: over 10 (!) extensive European and US tours with bands such as BANE, HAVE HEART, LIFERUINER, PARKWAY DRIVE, BURY YOUR DEAD, VERSE, SET YOUR GOALS, RAISED FIST, GATHER and so on is an amount that European band can trump. TO KILL literally live "on the road".
TO KILL about their signing with Let it Burn Records: "We have some good news from the ToKill camp: After we parted ways with our old label, we've been talking and discussing on what would be the best for us as a band and considering their amazing work ethic, their deep hardcore rooted attitude and the happiness they showed in the possibility of working with us, we feel like we found a new home in one of the longest running hardcore labels in Europe, the german based Let It Burn records. We've known these guys for a long time and we know we can totally trust them in the release of our new record 'Antarctica'."
We already got a chance to listen to 'Antarctica' and were quite impressed by the new level of heaviness TO KILL have reached. A well balanced and effective mergence of metal (20%) and (modern) hardcore (80%) that sounds more '2010' than anything else from that genre-mix I heard in a long time. Check out our audio player or mp3-download section for a first impression.
Album artwork and release date are going to be announced any time soon. In the meantime catch the band on their tour with Shai Hulud.
Today Apple approved the LET IT BURN RECORDS app. It's available for download now and it's for free. There's news, tourdates, over 50 songs for free streaming, twitter & blog updates, pictures, videos, a full discography, general info on the label and lots more to be found in this app.
Stay tuned and updated with all your favorite Let it Burn Records artists such as ZERO MENTALITY, BLACK FRIDAY '29, FINAL PRAYER, BRIDGE TO SOLACE, GOLDUST, THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT, TEAMKILLER, TO KILL, STORM & STRESS, TODAY WE RISE, DEATHSPIRIT, ARMA ANGELUS, SOLID GROUND, THE CASSIDY SCENARIO and RED TAPE PARADE.
We are proud to be among the first independent/hardcore labels to release an iphone app and we are looking forward to your feedback.
ALBUM TRACK ONLINE
GOLDUST have released the first song of their upcoming LET IT BURN album "Destroyer | Borderlines". it is called "Passage" and you can listen to it / download it at Myspace & the Let it Burn Webseite.
In addition to that the band also revealed their breathtaking album artwork. Go check it out.
WEBSITE SOFT RELAUNCH
we refreshed the let it burn homepage a bit. hope you like it. duh!
POST OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
THE END OF ANOTHER YEAR
Alright everyone, 2010 is coming and we've already scheduled a lot of cool stuff for the new year. We really appreciate everyone's support, no matter if you buy cds, go to our bands' shows, buy their merch or spread the word. We don't take any of this for granted, never will. Thanks!
Have a good start in 2010!
All the best,
Team LET IT BURN
Our last signing in 2009 is without any doubt one of the most exciting ones: GOLDUST from Muenster, Germany are from now on part of the Let It burn Family! We are thrilled to welcome one of the very few promising german hardcore bands to our roster. GOLDUST have proven on previous tours and releases, that they incarnate everything threatening, exciting and genuine that hardcore used to stand for in the past.
The band about their signing: "After longstanding support from numerous underground record labels, GOLDUST are now happy to announce that we got the chance to release our new full length DESTROYER | BORDERLINES through one of Germany's longest running Hardcore labels, LET IT BURN Records. We couldn't be more pleased about how everything has developed for us as a band and we're excited about the possibility to cooperate with a well-placed label like LET IT BURN."
GOLDUST will release "DESTROYER | BORDERLINES" on April 2, 2010. What has been introduced on their "NOIR" 7" and the "AXIS" CD/LP will now be continued: a furious destructive blend of hardcore and metal on their own terms. Twelve new songs, marked by the energy and creativity of a new line-up, will merge these spheres once more.
MERRY X-MAS EVERYONE
Team LET IT BURN wishes you all a merry x-mas. 2009 is not over yet so stay tuned for yet another new signing being announced any time soon....
The end of 2009 is drawing nearer and we're looking back on the most successful year in the label history. However we're not about to slow down in any way and can announce another amazing addition to our roster: TEAMKILLER from Stuttgart, Germany, have signed to LET IT BURN RECORDS and will release their highly anticipated new full length album in 2010.
TEAMKILLER about the cooperation: "We're glad to work with a constantly growing label of reliable and hard-working reputation. Also the fact that we have personal ties and work experience with them for a long time made the choice an easy one."
We're in the honorable position to work with the premier league of German hardcore bands and our latest signing TEAMKILLER fits very well in this context. We've been following this band since day one and we're looking forward to cooperate with such a self-confident and audacious band.
To shorten the wait until LET IT BURN RECORDS is going to release the new album, TEAMKILLER decided to release an additional MCD/10" on COBRA RECORDS before long. Check out their exciting new track "Nightcrawler" (myspace player / website music player) to get an idea what direction the band is heading for.
Chris & Feivel / LET IT BURN RECORDS
PREORDER DEAL ONLINE NOW!!!
Zero Mentality are back with their latest and best album to date! An amalgamation of lava rock, magma metal and hardcore rocks. Even more innovative and daring than on their previous releases, Zero Mentality play with german lyrics, female vocals, keys and all facettes of heavy music to make "black rock" their very own music- and lifestyle.
Check out our special limited preorder deals in the LET IT BURN store.
ALL PREORDERS WILL BE SHIPPED ON OCTOBER 8, 2009!
Yes right, LET IT BURN started blogging. So if you're interested in psycho inside knowledge about the label business and the worldwide music circus in general, go to www.blog.letitburn.de!
FAMILY DEAL 2009
Get our latest 4 releases for the phenomenal price of 25,00 Euro. This package includes the latest CDs by THE CASSIDY SCENARIO, BLACK FRIDAY '29, TODAY WE RISE and STORM & STRESS. Only for a short period of time. Be quick!
WIN 5 ZERO MENTALITY SHIRTS! Just solve this tricky ZERO MENTALITY riddle (see links below) and send your answer along with your shirt-size and address (street & email) to email@example.com. Deadline is Sept. 15, 2009. Members of ZM and LIB are excluded from this competition.
HAVE LAUNCHED A NEW WEBSITE
SIGN ZERO MENTALITY
The music biz has become more and more erratic and tough. Most bands cannot maintain their position and bog into the magma of irrelevance. Not Zero Mentality. Indestructible like a diamond they pull through their own thing and belong to the few bands in the European heavy music scene that neither bend nor break. Zero Mentality have now amalgamated with Let it Burn Records into oneness in order to bring their new album 'Black Rock' to life. With eagerness and anticipation we're looking forward to this cooperation. October 9, 2009 'Black Rock' will break through the sial and cause devastation and chaos!
Zero Mentality on the signing with Let it Burn and their future plans: "After protracted and intense negotiations with record labels like Warner, Sony and Ariola we finally decided in favor of the Independent Label Let It Burn Records from Munich, Germany. Chris made us an offer we just could not refuse."
On October 9th 2009, Black Rock will hit the heart of the planet of the apes with a release-show in the Ruhrpott-area. It will tear down the pillars of bad taste. The obligatory Black Rock Tour in october/november will bring unforeseen terror and therefore be a historical caesura in the music of the apes."
‘Black Rock’ has been recorded with friend and producer Jacob Bredhal and is Zero Mentality’s very own, unconventional, anti-trend interpretation of metal, rock and hardcore-punk. ‘Black Rock’ is going to open your eyes and fulfill your life.
Find out more about ‘Black Rock’ and check out the album’s title track at:
Hey there folks,
we're going to celebrate the 2nd edition of our yearly LET IT BURN SHOWCASE this saturday in Munich! Great bands, great music, and loads of party!
LET IT BURN SHOWCASE 2009
BLACK FRIDAY '29 (Releaseparty)
THE DESTINY PROGRAM
THE CASSIDY SCENARIO
Backstage (Club) / München
AK: 10,00 Euro / VVK: 8,00 Euro
Einlass: 1930 / Beginn: 20:00
WITHSTANDING VORACITY - OUT NOW!
This pre-order package includes the new BLACK FRIDAY 29 cd ("Black Friday 2009"), a BLACK FRIDAY 29 t-shirt (Sizes Small, Medium & Large available and limited to 50 pieces) plus a sticker.
ALL PRE-ORDERS SHIP MAY 29, 2009!
It’s 2009 and European’s leading hardcore band Black Friday ’29 are back with the most crucial and inevitable release to date: ‘Black Friday 2009’. A clear and pissed-off statement full of aggression, straightforwardness and social criticism. Musically the band splays their self-created traditional hardcore style even further: heavier, catchier and more extensive than any of their previous recordings.
SIGN TO LET IT BURN RECORDS
BLACK FRIDAY '29 have signed with LET IT BURN RECORDS for the release of their upcoming landmark album "Black Friday 2009".
The world's going to hell, it's craziness and confusion everywhere, even in the underground music scene. There are hardly any ways to counter freaky trends and desperate deeds aside from sticking to true, original hardcore qualities such as trust, loyalty and dedication. For more than 7 years Black Friday '29 have personified these traits more than any other European Hardcore Band. They are one of the few cornerstones in this scene you can blindly rely on and believe me, we are more than proud and completely filled with pleasant anticipation to release the band's brand new output 'Black Friday 2009'.
'Black Friday 2009' contains 9 Songs and is scheduled for late spring 2009. A concrete release date is to be announced soon. The Band will be touring Europe from April 3 to April 12.
Read the band's statement about the collaboration:
"We are very happy about working together with Let it Burn on our new Mini Album: Black Friday 2009. Frontman and founder Björn and long time member Pete have known Chris (Let it Burn Records) for almost 10 years now since playing together with their old bands (Homerun and I) in ca. 2000. From then on all of them always appreciated the others work in bands, labels and other efforts. So finally we found a way of cooperating with Chris and his label on our newest output. We view it as a continuation from working together with Blacktop Records, as Blacktop and Let it Burn have been working together successfully in the past years and both work in a similar manner. We're stoked!"
Find out more about this release and stay tuned for a first song to check out by keeping an eye on:
2 NEW SONGS ONLINE & RELEASEDATE
The releasedate for THE CASSIDY SCENARIO's highly anticipated debut album "Withstanding Voracity" has now been carved into stone: May 8, 2009. In addition to this the band has launched TWO brand new songs of "Withstanding Voracity" on their myspace profile, you should definitely check out at www.myspace.com/thecassidyscenario
LOOKING FOR NEW DRUMMER
Sad news from the TWR camp. After four years their drummer Jens will leave TWR in 2009. Unfortunately, it became more and more difficult for him (due to his academic studies and other personal reasons) to invest the time & commitment into the band that being a member in TWR requires.
The rest of the band will continue playing cool music. Since one drummer jumped ship TWR is hereby officially looking for a new drummer.
So if you play, or know someone, or know someone who knows someone – you know what to do. Just send a mail to info(at)todaywerise.com or myspace.
we wish our bands, partners, friends and supporters all the best for 2009. Let's make this year burn!!
FAREWELL EP FOR FREE!
Switzerland's permier hardcore band Solid Ground (2003-2008) have left us an amazing final present, a farewell EP released through Let it Burn Records on January 1, 2009. It is titled "This World Keeps Spinning Without You" and is available FOR FREE at www.myspace.com/solidgroundrip. A physical cd version is following in March 2009.
NEW OLD ADDRESS
Just a quick note to let you know that we moved our office back to its original place. Please update your adress books with the following address:
LET IT BURN RECORDS
80335 Munich - Germany
INTERVIEW FEATURE IN SLAM MAGAZIN
LET IT BURN RECORDS is going to be featured on RADAR RADIO tonight at 18:00 - 20:00. Follow this link to enjoy 2 hours of great music and info:
NEW DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS
Big news here at LET IT BURN RECORDS: We have teamed up with two strong partners to improve the worldwide distribution of our releases. RADAR MUSIC is going to take care of our physical distribution in G/A/S and IODA is our new competence in worlwide digital distribution of our music. We are looking forward to this next big step for the label and everything that will follow.
NEW SONG ONLINE
THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT have just uploaded another song from their fabulous "Smile Like A Wolf" Online EP. The track is entitled "Vampire Searching For Some Light" and is without any doubt one of their strongest songs! You can download this song just like the whole "Smile Like A Wolf" EP for free at: www.smilelikeawolf.com.
NEW STORE ITEMS
Shortmessage: We added the RED TAPE PARADE album and the STORM & STRESS mcd to the online shop. buy now:
ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER
TIT FOR TAT! People told us that friendship and business should be separated to avoid conflicts but with Let it Burn, Blacktop, Storm & Stress and The Blackout Argument it is exactly the other way round. Call it imperialistic or cartelization but we have the best times signing each other’s bands. Yeah right, whatever… Storm & Stress would have deserved no other record label but Let it Burn Records, anyway. This is going to be a blast!
Storm & Stress’ spiritual adviser and manager Wazskostas Testosteron says: “The band is really happy to be part of a new family, the Let It Burn Records family. In times of pure asociality, where no one can save them from their genetic and mental decay, there was no other way to help Storm & Stress getting their pants back than selling their soul to Let It Burn Records. Chris and Feivel definitely are the best missionaries for the lost souls in Storm & Stress. I just phoned the gaming HQ in Ibbenbüren and got the band’s feedback, which was: ‘Good.’”
Storm & Stress' fabulous "Sin" MCD will be out October 31, 2008.
WELCOME TO THE FAMILY!
2008 is one hell of a year for LET IT BURN RECORDS. Never before we have enlargened our roster with such a great amount of bands within such a short time. The latest addition to the family are THE CASSIDY SCENARIO from Linz (AT). We have basically witnessed the whole band evolution since day one and were impressed by their extremely high degree of professionalism and dedication.
Risen from the ashes of Austrian supergroup ESTATE, THE CASSIDY SCENARIO break completely new grounds compared to their predecessors, musically and conceptually. Influenced by bands such as Will Haven, This Is Hell, Modern Life Is War, Poison The Well and Comeback Kid and with a restless 'on the road' attitude the bands career will further accelerate.
THE CASSIDY SCENARIO will release their debut album "Withstanding Voracity" on Let it Burn Records in early 2009. The band is currently preparing for the studio to record with Toni Meloni (Principal Studios / Caliban, The Sorrow, Estate, etc). The album artwork has been created by noone less than Dan Mumford (Gallows, Bring Me The Horizon, Set Your Goals, The Black Dahlia Murder, Architects, etc.).
Here's the band's statement on this signing: "To hell with all puff pieces about signing news and so on, here's what we all think: It feels good that there are people that like what and how we do it, people who trust us and who we trust. Thanks to the guys at LET IT BURN RECORDS for their efforts and their support. We know that they'll do an amazing job as they did with all their great artists in the past. There could be no better home for our upcoming debut album 'Withstanding Voracity'."
We here at LET IT BURN RECORDS are looking forward to the liaison and are happy to give THE CASSIDY SCENARIO an extra boost on their way to the top.
RED TAPE PARADE ON THE RUN!
TOUR with THE CASTING OUT
RTP will be on tour with THE CASTING OUT from delaware/USA in september/october. Its nathan from boy sets fire's new band
they are awesome, please check them out at
tour dates can be found below!
SPLIT 7" with END OF A YEAR
is out now and availabe in black and very limited white and white/green vinyl mitch clem did the artwork and the colored copies are almost sold out so hurry up and get in touch with
to get a copy!!!
RTP are about to finish the work on our debut album "ballad of the flexible bullet" the limited coloured vinyl and cd version will hopefully be available just in time for our tour!
next RED TAPE PARADE shows:
24.09.2008 D - Frankfurt a.M. / Nachtleben + THE CASTING OUT
25.09.2008 D - Bochum / Matrix + THE CASTING OUT
26.09.2008 D - Hannover / Korn + THE CASTING OUT
27.09.2008 D - Berlin / Magnet + THE CASTING OUT
28.09.2008 D - Dresden / Scheune + THE CASTING OUT
29.09.2008 A - Wien / Arena + THE CASTING OUT
03.10.2008 D - Lindau / Club Vaudeville + THE CASTING OUT
04.10.2008 CH - Basel / Sommercasino + THE CASTING OUT
05.10.2008 D - München / 59to1 + THE CASTING OUT
06.10.2008 D - Schweinfurt / Stattbahnhof + THE CASTING OUT
07.10.2008 D - Stuttgart / Kellerclub + THE CASTING OUT
08.10.2008 D - Trier / Exhaus + THE CASTING OUT
STORY IN STARDUST MAGAZINE
THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT got a double-page feature in the current issue of STARDUST MAGAZINE and a half-page at FUZE MAGAZINE. Chris talks about the sense of free online release, crucial changes in the music industry and the deeper sense behing "smile like a wolf". check it out (pdf links below):
"SMILE LIKE A WOLF" 7INCH VERSION
THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT have released a limited 7inch version of their fabulous "Smile Like A Wolf" EP. it contains 3 songs of the download ep and one exclusive bonus track. read the band's statement:
"To not bore you to death with the usual 'we are so happy that label X has released our release Z"-chatter I will cut this short: Niko / Blacktop is one hell of a cool guy and when the idea came up to release a limited 7inch of "Smile Like A Wolf" there was only one option for us, Blacktop Records." We know that some of you kids might have problems with the new Blacktop catalog. A lot of Niko's latest signings do not really reflect what's commonly understood under the term 'hardcore' but take a second now and listen up: who gives a fuck?! Niko is doing an amazing job with Blacktop since day one and broadening his roster with bands that might not be as 'crucial' as some of his previous signings is daring but at the same time it deserves to be supported. So take the thumb out of your ass and check out some new bands that do/did not split after the first demo and 7inch."
And here's what Niko / Blacktop has to say about the cooperation:
"Everyone who claims to know me has realized that I to sign whatever band I like, no matter if the kids think it does or does not fit in the Blacktop roster. And here we go once again: I loved The Blackout Argument since the day Chris gave me their first EP. I’ve seen them live, shared stages with them and worked with Chris’ label Let It Burn Records and it has always been a pleasure. I like professionalism, I like well-organized and dedicated bands & people and I like the so called 'Modern Hardcore'. Confront The Blackout Argument with whatever stereotype prejudice you like, it's a hardcore band, so get your hand on this release and be enlightened."
CALL IT A DAY
Read here what Martin SG has to say:
some may already have heard the news:
solid ground decided to call it a day. nothing really bad happend. it
is just that over the last 1 or 2 years, it was getting harder and harder to keep the band going on a level that we wanted to. due to job responsibilities, among other duties, we couldn't dedicate as much time to the band as we wanted to.
however we feel that there is also no reason whatsoever to stop the band right here and now. we are still going to play the bunch of shows this summer that are already booked, plus we want to finish this band in an appropriatebway. so we are going to do one last european tour in october. which by the way is being book by our friends at avocado bookings as i write this.
we always felt that playing shows is one of the most important and
fun things with solid ground. so everyone out there that wants to see us one last time, make sure to come out to those last few shows and have fun!
check our website for dates and venues. we definitely will give a 120 % for each and every show - just as we always did.
after our european tour we will play one official last show here in
switzerland, which will be announced later on.
the madness is not over yet !
if all goes well, we are even going to record the last four songs that we just wrote. we are very proud of these tunes and, like every band, we think our latest stuff is our best! :-) so we feel it would be a shame if those songs would never see the light of day.
and in case you don't know or i forgot to mention ... the guys in
CHEAP THRILLS rule big time!!! check out these boys if you haven't yet."
ON TOUR WITH ARCHITECTS
The Blackout Argument are going to hit the road in August together with one hell of a crazy band from the UK called ARCHITECTS (Century Media), supporting "Smile Like A Wolf". Make sure you catch them at one of their shows...
"SMILE LIKE A WOLF" OUT NOW!
FREE ONLINE EP OUT JUNE 1, 2008!
we are excited about releasing our first non-physical sound carrier. It's gonna an online EP by Germany's most promising underground act THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT (Courtesy of LIFEFORCE RECORDS). The 5-song EP is entitled "Smile Like A Wolf" and will be FREE for download at WWW.SMILELIKEAWOLF.COM from June 1, 2008.
"Smile Like A Wolf" are the band's first recordings with their new vocalist Raphael Schmid. THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT are going to release their next regular album in January 2009 on LIFEFORCE RECORDS.
HERE'S THE BAND'S STATEMENT:
"Dear lovers & fighters,
In times when the music industry is stumbling across its own feet, it is time to break new ground. As a band you have 2 choices, you either play the game by the old rules hoping you're one of the few at the mercy of the old marketing and promotion strategies. Or you can trailblaze your own pathway through the ever-changing music business jungle.
Sounds a lot like biz-talk, but in the end it's all about you, the fan, the listener, the fuel that keeps The Blackout Argument running. We have toured with Boy Sets Fire, Parkway Drive, This is Hell, just to name a few, played shows all over Europe, we have various releases out on great independent labels, a ongoing record deal with Lifeforce Records, got massive press attention all over the place, worked with some of the most renowned designers and have a long list of partners and supporters. Yet still, this is all about you. It's you who we are trying to reach with our message and music.
To go the most direct way without detour to your hearts and ears we decided to release a FREE DOWNLOAD EP in June 2008. It's titled "Smile Like A Wolf" and contains 5 brand new and exclusive songs, by the way the first recordings with Roughael, our new singer. No fees, no email-registration, no myspace friend requests requiery or any other bullshit. Just go to www.smilelikeawolf.com and download the songs for free alongside a complete cd artwork and lyrics.
We put at least as much effort in "Smile Like A Wolf" as in any other release we put out so far. We spent hours and hours at the practice place, later on in the studio, forced our most drastic life experiences into lyrics, got Dave Quiggle (Rise And Fall, Sick of it All, Atreyu, War of Ages, etc.) to do the artwork and Milchglas Media to do the web development, to make sure "Smile Like A Wolf" is gonna fully satisfy us and you. This is our hearts and our lives, this is what we love to do and this is what we want to share with you, the fan, the listener, the fuel that keeps us running.
Chris, Sascha, Phil, Roughael, Chris
(a.k.a. THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT)"
The Let it Burn Showcase Weekend is over and I wanted to blast out a short but big THANK YOU to everyone who was involved:
first of fall Nanouk / Avocado, my partner in crime who contributed a big part to both shows with his professionality and weird haircut!
then of course all the bands who played the two shows.
Final Prayer, Today We Rise, Solid Ground & Deathspirit: thanks for rocking out!
Mike Chamrad for taking some genius pictures!!!
Martin Metzger and his wife for muffins, distro and transportation.
also both promoters, Franz / Feierwerk and Anselm/Juha West who did a great job and delivered enough booze and food to make all bands happy.
and last but not least a big shout out to all the kids who showed up, danced, sang along and lost blood & sweat at both showcases.
See you all next year for the Let it Burn Showcases 2009!
JOIN LET IT BURN SHOWCASES
it goes without saying that our most recent family addition TODAY WE RISE will also join the bill on the LET IT BURN SHOWCASES on Apri 4 and 5. They will share the stage with their new label mates SOLID GROUND, DEATHSPIRIT, FINAL PRAYER and MISCREANTS.
We continue the Let it Burn crusade with the addition of yet another new familiy member. TODAY WE RISE is the first band ever to be signed as a result of sending us a demo and not because we have known them already before. I guess this fact speaks for itself. We are at least as excited about this collaboration as the band is and look forward to releasing their debut album in autumn 2008.
Voices from TODAY WE RISE: “Right from the start we felt a great deal of passion in everything LIB does, a feeling that has only become stronger so far. We are in contact with the label all the time - something that is really important to us. Keeping a close knit relationship with everyone we work with is a key factor for this band. We want to keep it as personal as possible, and this is something LIB definitely has provided so far. Everyone in this band is really stoked about the signing and the help we have already received. We feel that this was the right thing to do and that LIB will help us becoming the band we want to be.”
We have been keeping track of TODAY WE RISE ever since their first demo, which already impressed us a lot. The fact that the band, even without any label support, managed to play in almost every corner of the map and make themselves a name as a hardworking and dedicated band finally led to their signing with LET IT BURN RECORDS.
TODAY WE RISE: “With the support of the LIB staff we feel that we finally can use our potential to the fullest extent – We feel blessed to have support from people who not only work in the industry, but on top of all things play in a great band themselves – every piece of advice they will give us is not based on some marketing strategy or trend thing, but a result of something that the people of LIB have gone through themselves."
We already got the chance to pre-listen some of their new material, which only fortified our belief that 2008 will be the year of TODAY WE RISE.
YET ANOTHER NEW MEMBER TO THE LET IT BURN FAMILY
Who would have thought that? Only one signing in whole 2007 and 2008 starts with three in a row! After DEATHSPIRIT and RED TAPE PARADE we announce the third band that will enlargen our roster: Swiss hardcore legend SOLID GROUND have joined us and will release their highly anticipated new album "Can't Stop Now" March 15, 2008. Needless to say that we are honored to work with a hardcore band of such high integrity.
Can’t Stop Now features 15 tracks of hardcore the way it was initially meant to be. While still staying true to their unique sound, SOLID GROUND's new material turned out to be way heavier and severe than songs previously written.
The band decided to upload three brand new songs to their myspace profile. You can also download them in high quality in our audio section.
As touring is SOLID GROUND's "calling card", they're gonna hit the road with CHEAP THRILLS in March 2008, just starting off on the release date of the album. Check out the AVOCADO BOOKING website for dates and info.
JOIN HANDS WITH LET IT BURN
The new year starts with a great announcement: We have just teamed up with RED TAPE PARADE from southern Germany and thus enlargened our roster with one of the most amazing new hardcore/punk bands these days.
Label owner Chris Zehetleitner about the signing: “We here at LET IT BURN just fell in love with the passionate music this band plays and most of all with their upright ‘we don’t give a fuck’ attitude. In times of ‘clone wars’ within the underground scene, a band like RED TAPE PARADE is exactly what we were looking for!”
Oise Ronsberger-Palmer (bassist) about the origin of the band: “So in 2006 i was pretty done with hardcore in a musical sense. More assholes then you can shake a stick at, more clichees that any self respecting punk could take. Punkrock - once a radical form of music that insprired us to escape our own boring lives and to pick up our instruments - now seemed to split up in several ridicolous sub-genres. Macho-jock-metal, self indulgent emo, ironic post-punk hippness and shitty overproduced corporate pop-punk-wolves-in-punk-sheep- clothes.
But then i recieved a package from Revelation Records that contained cds by Sinking Ships, Shook Ones and - most important - End Of A Year. I realized that i still wasn' t done playing loud, distored music filled with anger and post-teenage angst. A few phone calls later the musical backbone of what was to become RED TAPE PARADE practised for the first time in december 2006. All of us were active in several punk/indie bands like Static84, Driving The Salt, Anything but yours, John Deere or Là Par Force. Spring 2007 we found our singer Wauz (probably the last Lagwagon fan on planet earth) and after only practising once as a complete band we recorded our eight song demo in a few hours in a messy practise space in Regensburg.”
Within a few months the band released their debut demo for free on the internet and got great reactions from both, listeners and press. In order to work on their first full length album, RED TAPE PARADE started talking to labels: “We started to feel them out and we now found some that we think know where we are coming from and what this band is about.” The CD version of the album will be released by LET IT BURN RECORDS, the vinyl version by FIELDS OF HOPE. There’s also going to be a south-east-asian CD pressing done by BASEMENT RECORDS.
Oise Ronsberger about the cooperation: “I know Chris for a long time and the fact that he knows the ‘music business’ from both sides - musician and label owner - makes him so much more reliable as a partner.”
The debut album will be recorded and mixed in late March 2008 with Californian based producer Mike Drohman at out-o-space studios in Goettingen with the help of engineer Tom Spoetter. The release date is scheduled for July 15, 2008.
SIGNS WITH LET IT BURN RECORDS
It's been a while since the Let it Burn Family embraced a new member, but now we take pride in signing DEATHSPIRIT from Southern Germany. With almost all members of disbanded PAINT THE TOWN RED, this band has some familiar faces and old stagers in their rows. DEATHSPIRIT's self titled debut-mcd will be coming your way soon. To get an idea what this band is about, check their myspace.
Yup, it has been quiet for a little while in the Final Prayer camp. That doesn´t necessarily mean we´ve been lazy, as we´ve been busy working on new songs, writing lyrics as well as chilling in Barcelona whilst playing a festival there, hehe. You´re right, no complaints from our side about how hard it is playing in a band: we continue to have a blast all the time. As you´ll be pleased to know we got our studio-dates booked at the end of november, so a new full length should be out spring 2008. We´re in the middle of talking to some labels who are willing to put it out. Whenever we´ll have additional informations on this we´ll let you all know. The record will have about 10 new songs on it and it´s gonna be a rager for sure. We have a couple of shows lined up in the next couple of months, although live-performances will be limited due to the band still being in the midst of the songwriting process for the new record. So come out and say hello if we happen to play anywhere near your place!
P.S.: Check out the Berlin HC Sampler on Mad Mob rec. (www.madmob.de), featuring a ton of Berlins coolest Bands! We did a cover-version of Alone in a crowds “is anybody there” for the sampler. That song, our more correctly our version of it, is previously unreleased, so go and check it out!
The ideal of “hard living” used to be synonymous with hardcore/punk. Clashing with authority, facing life's woes and the victimizing effect society can crash down upon weary shoulders were standard institutions that fueled the greatest creative minds and outlets. Gone are those days of desperation. Outrage is now faked and urgency is mimed by multi-generational clones who’ve never known what the wrong side of the tracks look like.
Heaven forbid someone shouts what the world really looks like; the dirt, the grime… And no one dares to throw retribution back at the social order. Like a caged beast living under the yolk of a destructive and gritty civilization, retaliation must come. When humanity has run amok, unchecked with its coldness, there needs to be a line in the sand.
When thoughts are chained and oppressed, when ideas are beaten out of the masses with propaganda, what hope is there to cast off the shackles and think freely, to see how the world really is?
Does anyone dare throw reprisal at this dark culture where society’s sickly grasp tightens around the neck of the outraged?
Despair gives way to anger which can only be bottled for so long before the truth comes roaring, comes shouting, resisting and defying with every ounce of strength until the truth be known to all that can hear.
"WELCOME THE" OUT NOW!
Just a short note to let you know that MISCREANTS debut MCD "Welcome The" is out to destroy you now!
LINE UP CHANGE
Miscreants and guitarist Rick Venema have officially parted ways, on good terms.
"The time came for both parties to cut the gordian knot and make a decision for the band's sake. Rick's a great bandmate and a good friend but in order for things to move forward with Miscreants we needed to let him go. No hard feelings. No regrets. We'd like to thank Rick for all his efforts and wish him the best of luck in the future. We are looking forward to touring with him one last time this summer!
After Miscreants' upcoming European tour with Age of Ruin, in support of our August 3rd release on Let It Burn Record, we will not immediately be looking for a replacement.
We are in the middle of writing a new record - halfway done as a matter of fact - and will look for a full-time member once the record has been recorded. Until then we will ask friends to fill in for Rick upcoming tours and see where that takes us..."
PLAYING WITH FULL FORCE
ON TOUR ALL THROUGH AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER
Friends, bookers, promoters and music fans!! Miscreants will be on tour all throughout Europe with Age of Ruin from August 7th until August 23rd. Joining us for the last week of that tour are Denmark's permier thrashers, As We Fight. Anyone interested in booking a show for this date, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Directly after the AoR / As We Fight tour Miscreants will be doing an additional 2 weeks of shows all across Europe to support the release of their EP 'Welcome the Miscreants'. Anyone interested in booking Miscreants from August 23rd until September 8th. Please get in touch through email@example.com
Its been a long time since we signed a new band last time but it was definitely worth the waiting. Let it Burn Records heartly welcomes the Miscreants from Holland! We're constantly observing the European underground music scene and Miscreants is definitely one of the most promising bands these days. Within the short time since their formation they have showed more dedication and guts than most other bands out there. Above all Miscreants have recorded one hell of a debut MCD which we are more than proud to release. To get an idea of what we are talking about simply check out their song "Blood As Spirit" and you'll know.
"I am extremely pleased to work with Let It Burn Records" says Miscreants' vocalist van der Velde. "Chris (LIB) showed great interest in the band from the start. He is as excited about the band as we are and has given us great confidence. We aim to prove that his interest and Let It Burn's efforts to get us out there with this release are well deserved. Expect to see us out on the road all over the place with all sorts of bands, proudly flying the Let It Burn flag from our 'Ship of Fools' ( i.e. van)! "
We are looking forward to working with Miscreants and are happy to have enlarged our roster with such an amazing band.
FINAL SHOW VIDEO
We have some not so good news from Switzerland's Mosh-Metallers Dark Day Dungeon. Read their offiicial statement: "Dear friends and enemys, lovers and haters. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose it all. Dark Day Dungeon was never destined to win. So once again we're losing. This time our guitarplayer Attila Varga. For the last three weeks we've been talking things over and over and sadly some decisions had to be made. We are all very unhappy with his decisions but have to respect that of course. Attila will leave the band. We're still good friends though! No fights, no bullshit talking, no nothing. All the shows that have been booked will be played normaly, don't worry. And the band will go on! We just don't know how yet. After the final shows with Attila we'll take a break, form the new team, maybe even record all the new songs we've written, release them. If it's gonna be under the name of Dark Day Dungeon remains to be seen. Thanx for reading and we'll keep you posted."
DEATH AND GLORY
we are heartbroken that one of the greatest and hardest working bands in our roster decided to call it a day. Here's the official statement by the band:
With regret and sadness, we are announcing our end. For us, Awoken has always been more than a band. It has dominated our lives for 4 years and it was, and still is a symbol of friendship, ambition, and perseverance. We achieved so much more than we ever set out to and it has been an honour representing UK hardcore across Europe. It's difficult to explain the reasons why we're calling it a day, but let's just say that we've hit a metaphorical brick wall. We've grasped every opportunity that has been thrown at us and now we're all out of new pathways. We could go on, losing money on tours and hacking away at the same cities, but we've always been adamant that Awoken should never, ever become stagnant in any way. It has never been a "weekend" thing so we'd never be happy just playing the odd show, or recording a few songs whenever we've saved enough money. In short, Awoken is all or nothing. We've been living our dreams, and sooner or later, reality was always bound to come crashing down. We always did things our way, mostly DIY, and we always stuck to our guns no matter what changes might have brought us more success. We hope that we will always be seen as a positive part of the London, UK, and European hardcore legacy and we cannot thank enough those who have helped us to achieve everything we did. You know who you are.
We will be playing our final show at The Bull & Gate, Kentish Town, London, on the 18th of February, and we would like to invite everyone - from old friends to new kids - to come and say farewell.
Over and out!
DVD COMPILATION WORTH CHECKING OUT!
Listen kids: Hard 2 Earn Records finally released their JOINING FORCES 4 YOUR EYES DVD! The DVD features 31 Underground Metal/Core videoclips by bands like Under Siege, Perzonal War, Born From Pain, Fear My Thoughts, Black Friday 29, Six Reasons To Kill, Crisis Never Ends, Opposition Of One, Caliban, End Of Days, Deadsoil, Mixery Speaks, Koroded, Shortage... just to name a few. This is good stuff for only 9,99 Euros (including shipping in europe), so check it out!
HEARTBEAT STARTS NOW!
CRISIS NEVER ENDS metal-killing-machine "A Heartbeat Away" has been officially released yesterday! The masterpiece of heavy music comes along with an altered artwork. Check out the "Friends like You" Mp3 and mosh along. In case you haven't picked it up yet, here's your chance! Special price at the LET IT BURN Online Store!
The year 2006 is over and we want to shout out a big THANK YOU to all the kids who supported LET IT BURN RECORDS in the last 12 months. In times when more and more smaller labels die down and hardcore it getting more corporate and heartless everyday we are thankful to run this label the way we feel comfortable. We will stick to our working ethic in 2007 and hope to find new bands and kids who share the same passion for underground music and a hardcore / alternative lifestyle. Show your passion, hope and a raised fist!
FRIDAY - WANGEN
We want to draw your attention to a great show taking place this friday in Wangen / Germany. The Healthcare Festivity is going to present you some of the most promising new hardcore bands: For Heaven's Sake, The Sorrow, My Escape Avenue and Reach My Hand. If you're living in southern Germany (or your parents own a helicopter) make sure you show up this friday to mosh along!
SUPPORTING COMEBACK KID
Everyone in Final Prayer is really happy about the fact, that we´ll be supporting Comeback Kid, together with Rise & Fall and Justice, on their short tour in February. There will only be six shows in Holland, Belgium and Germany, which should all be a blast, so don´t miss this shit! We´ll be playing some gigs before the tour as well, so go and check out our tourdates and … see you all in da pit.
The dates for the Comeback Kid tour are:
22.02.2007 Germany , Karlsruhe @ Substage
w/ Rise and Fall, Final Prayer, Justice
23.02.2007 Germany , Leipzig @ Conne Island
w/ Rise and Fall, Final Prayer, Justice, Black Friday 29
24.02.2007 Germany , Bochum @ Matrix
w/ Rise and Fall, Final Prayer, Justice,Black Friday 29
25.02.2007 Belgium , Hasselt @ Muziek-o-droom
w/ Rise and Fall, Final Prayer, Justice, Omission
26.02.2207 Holland , Amsterdam @ Melkweg
w/ Rise and Fall, Final Prayer, Justice, Omission
27.02.2007 Germany , Berlin @ Magnet
w/ Rise and Fall, Final Prayer, Justice
Some update on our show-schedule for the next month. As you can see the tour with Awoken is fully booked. We still lack a show on the 23rd of november somewhere in the western part of Germany, Holland or Belgium on the way to the UK. If you can help us out, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org. We´re sorry, but we had to cancel our show in Erlenbach on the 4th of November for personal reasons. We´ll try to make up for it as soon as possible. Our show in Bautzen has been re-scheduled from the 26th of december to the 22nd of december, so please take notice of that as well. (Felix / Final Prayer)
SIGNS TO LET IT BURN RECORDS
Another chapter in the LET IT BURN saga: Southern Germany united. Stuttgart's metalkings CRISIS NEVER ENDS have teamed up with LET IT BURN RECORDS for a rerelease of their amazing album "A Heartbeat Away". The band says: "as some of you might have read in the latest interviews we gave about CNE: the rumours are true. CNE quits with Beniihana - Records in case of different reasons. Thanx to Bjoern for his efforts in the past and becoming and staying a friend. Our press of "A heartbeat away" is nearly sold out so we decided to look for a new label who wants to do a re-press. We are glad to tell you that we are now part of the LET IT BURN RECORDS roster. The releasedate for the re-press is scheduled to beginning of 2007! Album artwork will be announced the next days."
GETTING READY FOR TOUR
Besides playing a couple of shows with amazing bands like Solid Ground, No Turning Back etc. throughout the last weeks, we´re busy writing new songs and preparing for our Winter Tour with Awoken which starts November 23rd. Nevertheless we´ll play the Maximum Destruction Fest II this Saturday in Essen. The line-up looks amazing and it´ll be fun times for sure. There´s still plenty of tickets available and even Emo-Chris from Let it Burn records will be there, so why no jump in your car this Saturday and make a road-trip to Essen. If you do, be sure to check us out, and eventually rage, while we´re playing from 18.00-18.30 h on Stage 2!!! We´ll also play a rad show this Sunday in Rosswein with 108, Blacklisted, Rise & fall and SHC, would be rad to see some of you there, too.
Sorry, the rest is for german speaking people only: Der Tourreport der Final Prayer/ Crisis Never Ends summer tour 2006 findet sich im gerade erschienen Three Chords Fanzine. Fotos und (schmutzige) Details vom “Leben on the road” en masse… Das Fanzine gibt es beim Plattenhändler eures Vertrauens oder online über www.threechords.de zu bestellen.
EUROPEAN TOUR IN NOV / DEC 2006
Alright kids, check your timeplaners and mark that UK heavyweights AWOKEN are going to hook up with Berlin's Mosh-Squad to destroy Europe in December / November! This is definitely going to be one of the best tours this year with two of the most promising European Hardcore Acts. AVOCADO BOOKING is taking care of this business so make sure to check out their website about the latest news on this event.
Final Prayer added last minute to Sucks `n Summer Festival 2006. Replacing Bridge To Solace the band will mosh around 0.40 am on the AJZ-stage. Be there or be dead!
Again to all our german-speaking friends only: Number 8 of the famous Three Chords Fanzine from Germany will feature an exclusive report about our summer tour with Crisis Never Ends, so if interested in some ranting about things that happened “on the road” keep your eyes open for the upcoming issue. By the way: printed fanzines rule! Get off your ass, do a zine. None more needs to be said… By the way some new dates added to the show-section. C ya all in da pit very soon!!!
LOOKING FOR A SHOW
Our show in Essen on the 3rd of June together with Crisis Never Ends has been cancelled. We need help. If you can help us out with a gig on saturday, 3rd of june, please get in touch asap: email@example.com! Thanks a lot in advance...
Hi everybody, if interested in reading a bit on the history and opinions behind Final Prayer, get yourself a copy of issue 1 of The Heat Fanzine (in english), which turned out awesome. Over 60 A4 pages of interviews with a ton of HC and Metal bands, reviews and lotsa more interesting shit.
There's also a short feature on Final Prayer in the first issue of Stardust Magazine (in german), get that if you are a Kraut or speak the language of the Krauts, haha. Some reviews and interviews on the new record have been launched via the Let it burn-website, so go and check the media section on www.letitburnrecords.com! That's it for now, hope to see all of you at our record release party this coming friday (5th of may) in Berlin. Should be crazy...
5-DAY EASTER TOUR REPORT
FP wishes to thank everybody, who made our 5-day tour over Easter fun times. Broken microphones, strings, drumsets and a broken van couldn't keep us from wrecking venues and peoples flats in Germany, Holland and Belgium. The Frietjes in Gent were equally good as rocking out again with our friends in Teamkiller, Solid Ground, Cataract, and Born From Pain. Meeting old friends and new people, seeing Rise & Fall, Clobberin Time ("Danke, wir waren Mötley Crüe!") and many other great bands perform and having Philipp a.k.a. "Junior" with us as our Merchandiser was great fun, too. As of now we're keeping our fingers crossed that the dudes at I.C. Recordings get our LP done until our release party on the 5th of May. See you there or elsewhere on the road.
"Back in the van, our for the next show, traffic jams and cops - we don't care at all, more stories to tell - our mums will be shocked, nothing can stop us - we're always on top!" (FP - always on top)
ALBUM TITLE ANNOUNCED
AWOKEN have just recently announced the title of their upcoming album on LET IT BURN RECORDS. This masterpiece of neck-break-mosh will be called "Death Or Glory" and is going to hit the streets in June 2006, followed by a full European tour. Stay tuned for more information...
ZOLI DOES GUESTVOCALS FOR THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT
Zoli, singer of BRIDGE TO SOLACE did some guest vocals for THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT's (ex-PAINT THE TOWN RED, ex-FLYSWATTER) debut-recordings. You can check out the amazing song titled "So much You and Me" at THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT website or at their myspace profile.
GOT SIGNED TO CENTURY MEDIA
Our ex-family mates FEAR MY THOUGHTS just got signed to CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS. Check out the band's statement: "We´re absolutely happy to announce that we have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records.
This label has always hosted bands we love, from one of the very first CM releases of our local buddies in Poltergeist, or be it their current roster with great and influential bands like Nevermore, Napalm Death, Celtic Frost or The Haunted. We´re excited for the things to come, and grateful for having one of THE labels in the world as our partners in crime. Thanks for believing in us and thanks to all the people who brought us where we are today. BIG shout-outs to our wives and girlfriends, to our families, to our friends, to our former labels, and finally to all the people out there who like to crash the dancefloors (or their living rooms) while listening to FEAR MY THOUGHTS! Without you...you know the deal!"
NEW SONG ONLINE
RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW
The master cd of FINAL PRAYER's debut album "Right Here Right Now" has arrived at the let it burn headquaters today and has left a trail of devastation. Still speechless, more info coming soon.
UNDER SIEGE's new album "Days of Dying Monuments" just returned from the pressings and is now available for a special pre-sale-price for a limited time, 4 weeks before the official release date. Check out our shop and order your copy today!
Final Prayer and Let it Burn Records are happy to announce that our friends in I.C. Recordings will put out the vinyl version of Final Prayer's soon to be released first album, entitled "right here, right now", this spring. Since we all love vinyl and have been knowing the guys from I.C. Recordings for years, we are totally psyched about this. CD and vinyl should be available at our record release party on the 5th of may at the Tommy-Haus in Berlin (other bands appearing on the bill are Teamkiller, Deadsoil, and The Working Dead). The official release-date will be announced soon. Stay tuned...
EUROPEAN TOUR WITH HAND TO HAND
STUDIO UPDATE II
"We finished the bass- and guitar-tracks by now and the overall sound turned out to be just great. We're all psyched about the recording - it was/ is big fun and Kai Stahlenberg and the whole Kohlekeller Studios crew is a great bunch of people to work with. Last sunday Micha Teamkiller and Jogges from Sidekick came round and did some guest-vocals on two of the songs - turned out amazing as well. We're now working on the vocals and hope to have the whole thing mixed and mastered by the end of next week as well, so Chris Let it burn can send the shit to the pressing plant."
NEW ALBUM - NEW SONG - KILLER!
We are stoked to announce that Germany's most dedicated underground band is back with a new release on LET IT BURN RECORDS. The new masterpiece's name is "Days of Dying Monuments" and includes 7 brand new tracks along with their 5 songs form the sold out “Ten Angry Men” split release with A Traitor Like Judas. Guestvocals by Joh Destiny. All tracks recorded, mixed and mastered at Kohlekeller Studios (Crematory, A Traitor Like Judas, Six Reasons to Kill, Final Prayer, etc.).
Alright now check out their brand new song "The Great Depression", and start loving the band as much as we do here at LET IT BURN RECORDS.
Final Prayer made it safe to Kohlekeller Studios in Darmstadt, although temperatures in Germoney dropped to about minus 15 degrees Celcius lately. The drums are already recorded and everything runs smooth so far. We're working on a vinyl licensing deal with a couple of labels and will announce more details about the vinyl version of "right here, right now" very soon. Other than that, the band has booked a couple of release shows in april and may and will most likely do a full UK tour at the end of may. Go check out the shows-section and get off your lazy ass to see FP live. That's it for now folks, mosh or be moshed.
NEW SONG ONLINE!
NEW BOOKING AGENCY IN TOWN
check out PENGUINS COLLAPSE BOOKING. This is a new booking agency with an amazing rooster so far: CRISIS NEVER ENDS, MORE THAN EVER, FOR HEAVENS SAKE, COME CLOSER, SEMANA SANTA and DAYLIGHT SEVEN TIMES amongs others.
A FEW WORDS ON THEIR UPCOMING ALBUM...
" Wondering what the new album will sound like? (cliche time): expect the unexpected. It's going to be more metal, more punk, more hardcore, more rock, more melodic, less melodic, and more interesting than anything we've ever done (and perhaps anything that the UK scene has ever done). Too many HC albums present 12 identical songs. Those records get boring. And just in case you're starting to get concerned, no it's not gonna be a metalcore album with lame clean vocals. It's gonna be a hardcore record through and through, taking influence from all the truly important bands." (Awoken)
"CALLING" MCD OUT NOW!
A quick note to inform you that SIRENS debut MCD "Calling" has hit the road NOW! you can order your copy directly through our online store or get a hold of it at your local music dealer. It's all packed in a nice and stylish digipack, so check it out!
WISHES YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I hope you all had a good start in 2006! The Let it burn family wishes you all the best. We have loads of interesting news coming up soon, so stay tuned!
MERRY X-MAS! ;-)
"SMELL SWEET SMELL (2001-2002)" OUT NOW!
TOUR WITH BLEED THE SKY CANCELLED
Unfortunatelly the BLEED THE SKY / BRIDGE TO SOLACE tour in december has been cancelled because BLEED THE SKY preferred to play the Persistence Tour instead. check out the Avocado-Website to check out the full statement. However, BRIDGE TO SOLACE will play most of the shows on their own now.
we have started a huge Let it Burn Records Christmas Sale today! Check out our webstore and find all our releases lowered in price + some special deals! Buy your christmas presents today and make your friends and familiy happy.
WELCOMES FINAL PRAYER
We very proud to welcome FINAL PRAYER from Berlin into our family. Already being a highly respected and well established engine within the hardcore scene, FINAL PRAYER are about to move one step further on the ladder. After a demo on Our World Records, a split CD with CRISIS NEVER ENDS and a full European tour with TEAMKILLER, the band’s next step is now to release their debut full length CD entitled “Righ Here Right Now” on LET IT BURN in Spring 2006. Expect heavy, traditional Hardcore with pissed off, socio-critical lyrics somewhere between Madball, Ten Yard Fight and Terror. The release of “Right Here Right Now” will be followed by exensive touring all across Europe in order to support it.
WELCOME TO LET IT BURN RECORDS!
We are happy to anounce the following new entrant to the LET IT BURN family: SIRENS from Germany!
SIRENS' debut EP entitled "calling" will be a split release between Poisonfree Records and Let it Burn Records, two labels that found their interest in this astonishing new band at the same time, and then doing it the fair, punk rock way - teamwork cooperation. Sirens includes (ex-)members of BLEED INTO ONE, NO LESSON LEARNED, NYARI, 7TH SEAL BROKEN, TEAMKILLER, so the term "allstar-band" is really well placed here.
Recorded at You are Gay studios (run by Jörg, the drummer of MOVIES OF THE FUTURE), their sound includes some blistering mixture of classic hardcore with a modern edge, ranging from youthful, spiritfilled anthems to melodic and mature passages, taking the essence of 80ies and 90ies hardcore plus a dose of the present. Out comes a unique mixture from dedicated scenesters who know what they do and who will convince you that traditional hardcore can still be vital and attractive, even in 2005.
The SIRENS debut EP will be released on January 1, 2006 in a beautiful digipack.
SIRENS will be on tour presenting introducing their EP to the kids. Some weeks before the official release, you will be able to buy their record at their shows already, so check them out.
21/11/05 Matrix, Bochum with Bane, Comeback Kid;FC Five, ToKill
24/11/05 TBA, Ruhrgebiet with ToKill
25/11/05 JZ Solinen Gräfrath with Sport, Willschrey, Lt.Mosh
26/11/05 DasHaus, Ludwigshafen with Right Here, The Rumble, 7thsealbroken
27/11/05 JuHa West, Stuttgart with Endstand, Italian Stallion
BIG CHIEFS NEW BAND
yes, there IS a life after PAINT THE TOWN RED and it sounds and looks like this: www.theblackoutargument.com - check out my new band and fall in love with us. Start being excited NOW.
COMPETITION - SLAM ZINE
check you the new issue of SLAM ZINE and win one of 10 copies of KERSEY's "Bloodshot" debut. And read the Coheed and Cambria story! PS: hey internet junkie: you have to go to the store to buy SLAM ZINE, it's a PAPER mag.
LOOKING FOR A NEW BASSPLAYER
Dark Day Dungeon are currently looking for a new bassplayer. Check out their statement:
"Everybody - as you might have heard - we are looking for a new bass player to complete our team. There were several ups and downs with Piotr and yesterday he decided to quit the band. As we wrote here some time ago, he was sick and wasn't able to practice for a while. After all this, he didn't seem to regain health and now wants to have more time for himself. He will be still with us for the next few shows though. And hopefully until we have found a new teamplayer.
Now, all of you bass players: Contact us at theband @ darkdaydungeon.com and let us know something about you. Everybody is welcome and there is no reason not to write if you're looking for a band. You will be invited to our studio and we show you all you need to know about Dark Day Dungeon's past, present and near future."
CONTEST / FOMP ZINE
BY BLOOD UNDONE OUT NOW!
The wait is over: DARK DAY DUNGEON's new full length record "By Blood Undone" has hit the streets and can be purchased from your local record dealer or directly through LET IT BURN RECORDS. If you're into heavy metal hardcore music and dig bands such as DARKEST HOUR, IN FLAMES and GODFORBID you have to own this CD. Go get it.
FINAL SHOW - TONIGHT
EUROPEAN TOUR WITH HOODS HAS STARTED
WEBSITE DOWN - MYSPACE UP
A short message from our favourite hungarian rockers of BTS:
"Hey everyone! Our webspace owner informed us, that they are currently moving servers, therefore the bridgetosolace.com site and email accounts are currently out of service for about a week. Till then, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our myspace site http://www.myspace.com/bridgetosolace. The BTS website will be under heavy construction in the coming weeks, as we are currently working out a php based program with a new design. Rock, BTS"
MY SPACE PROFILE
we have updated our myspace profile. if you're hanging out there a lot feel free to add us at http://www.myspace.com/letitburnrecords
"BY BLOOD UNDONE" RETURNED FROM THE PRESSINGS
PLEASE BE PATIENT
Just a quick note to all the bands that have sent in their demos over the last few weeks. In case you didn't receive an answer yet, please be a a little patient. We're getting loads of stuff and it takes quite some time to listen to all the music. We will definitely let you know what we think. Thanks!
SPLIT CD OUT NOW!
EARLY DISCOGRAPHY COMING SOON ON LIB
FEAR MY THOUGHTS (Lifeforce Records) have released 2 albums on LET IT BURN RECORDS in the past. Since both CD's ("Vitriol" and "23") are sold out again, we decided have them repressed on one CD. The release will have a completely revised artwork and comes along with all lyrics and some liner notes. A release date will be announced soon.
LINE UP CHANGES
Line-up Changes Awoken has suffered the loss of some much-loved members over the past 6 months. As some of you might remember, we went on our first European tour in March with a replacement vocalist, our good friend Sheep. Our absence since that tour has been due to time spent finding a permanent replacement. We are pleased to announce that our new vocalist is none other than Scott White (some of you might remember him as the ex-guitarist of our good friends The Break In). Prepare yourself for some of the best hardcore vocals you’re likely to hear. Sorry to everyone who contacted us offering to audition. We appreciate the support you showed us. Secondly, we are extremely sorry to announce the departure of another of our original members, guitarist Tom. As with Kris, it is nothing personal and has not effected our friendship in any way. Tom has been having a difficult time lately and does not feel he is able to give Awoken his full commitment any longer. He is playing his farewell show with Awoken at Destruction Fest on Friday 22nd July at The Underworld. Please come and show your support as he has been an integral part of everything we have done since day one. He will be sorely missed. Awoken will continue as a 4-piece, stronger than ever, with renewed determination. We are now: Adam – Bass / Dan – Guitar / Duncan – Drums / Scott - Vocals
EUROPEAN TOUR WITH HOODS
European Tour with HOODS Unfortunately for Europe, Donnybrook have had to pull out as support for the upcoming Hoods European tour. Fortunately for us, we have been asked to step in as their replacement. At the end of August we embark on a 5-week full 2nd European tour. We are highly privileged, being big Hoods fans ourselves. Dates include Ieper Fest and Dead Fest. Check our shows section for full up to date details of the tour.
NEW GUITARRIST AND BAND UPDATE
BTS have swichted guitar players. Read the band's official statement: "Our long time buddy and partner in crime Krisztian Alberti decided to part ways with Bridge To Solace to focus on his family in the future. We wish him well and thank him for the past 5 years and all the fun and good times we shared. His replacement is already found, Balint Szollar, who's not only an amazing guitarplayer but an all around good dude. The new lineup already played it's first show on a Hungarian Festival. Bridge To Solace is on a summer break, therefore going to play only 3 shows during the summer, including Europe's biggest summer festival, the week-long Sziget Festival in Budapest. The band is currently scheduling dates for the fall, as well as a new website is under construction."
We're on vacation from Friday June, 17th till Sunday June 26th. During that time no emails will be answered, please be patient. thanks.
BLOODSHOT MCD OUT NOW!
IN THE PRESSINGS NOW
EUROPEAN TOUR WAS A BIG SUCCESS
TOUR WITH UNDYING
BRIDGE TO SOLACE have just hit the road with their friends in UNDYING. The first few shows were a big success. Check them out if they play your hometown!
PREPRODUCTION MP3 ONLINE
READY FOR TOUR!
America's most brutal hardcore outfit PREMONITIONS OF WAR have just finished the recordings for their upcoming split CD with grind-metal monsters BENÜMB. It is their first recordings done with the new line up. The Europen Release Date will be announced soon. US Version on THORP RECORDS.
NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED!
Welcome to the new LiB Website! It took us some time but now we are finally online. Endless thanks go out to Muffy of Cruel Solutions who made all this possible. We basically renewed EVERY section of the website and added a lot of new features, such as the LIB Music Player, and most of all advanced the content. Just browse around and you will find out. Sign the new guestbook and let us know what you think!
you might have already heard that A18 (former Amendment 18) finally split up. As a consequence the announced A18 / BRIDGE TO SOLACE split CD unfortunatelly will never see the daylight. A18 was an amazing band and will be terribly missed.
NEW WEBSITE ONLINE
COVER ARTWORK BY DAVE QUIGGLE
EUROPEAN TOUR WITH UNDYING
NOW A 4-PIECE
POSTERS AND STICKERS ADDED TO THE ONLINE STORE
We have added new items to the LET IT BURN ONLINE SHOP. Apart from CD's, Shirts and Buttons you can now also order POSTERS and STICKERS. Check that shit out, it's hot!
INTERVIEW ON SILENT STAGNATION
HAPPY NEW YEAR
The LET IT BURN Family wish all of you a happy new year! We want to say THANKS YOU for your support in whatever way. 2005 is going to be a sensational year for the label. Apart from killer releases by KERSEY, PREMONITIONS OF WAR / BENÜMB, THE CRIMSON DIVINE, DARK DAY DUNGEON etc. there's also gonna be some surprises for you. Stay tuned!
COMPETITION ON SUBBA CULTCHA
ALBUM TITLE ANNOUNCED
Switzerland's masters of brutality have announced the title for their upcoming album. It's gonna be called "By Blood Undone" and will contain 11 songs. The band is currently in the studio, finishing the recordings. An official release date has not been announced yet but expect "By Blood Undone" to hit the stores in Spring 2005.
"END TIMES" RELEASE DELAYED
TCD's debut full length won't be out in 2004. The release date has been delayed till May 2005. Here's the band's official statement "Some of you might remember that Roland, mastermind/songwriter was hit by a heavy steel girder @ work half a year ago. Because of severe problems that returned a few weeks ago, we were going without any regular practising schedule for too long. But since we want to get the good job done, we decided it would be best to delay the whole thing til may 2005. Roland´s gonna be producing the whole baby @ Sleeping City Studios Karlsruhe. We´re kicking off in march to record.
IN LEGACY MAGAZINE
CANADIAN UPSTARTES JOIN LIB FAMILY
We are stoked to announce that KERSEY from Canada have signed to LET IT BURN RECORDS. The band is fronted by Jody, former singer of the hardcore icon STRAIN and plays ass-kickin' straight up modern hardcore. Their debut-MCD "Bloodshot" will be out in April 2005.
Two of the most brutal bands on this planet have joined forces for a split release that will devastate your shiny hardcore/metal micro-cosmos. PREMONITIONS OF WAR (Victory Records) and BENÜMB (Relapse
Records) both contribute brand new and exclusive material. The CD will be out on LET IT BURN RECORDS in Spring 2005. US Version available through THORP RECORDS.
LET IT BURN RECORDS is now distributed in the US by Lumberjack (www.lumberjack-online.com), Revelation Distro (www.revhq.com) and Interpunk (www.interpunk.com). They carry all our current stuff / artists such as FEAR MY THOUGHTS, BRIDGE TO SOLACE, UNDER SIEGE, DARK DAY DUNGEON, A TRAITOR LIKE JUDAS, AWOKEN, etc.
KINGDOM OF THE DEAD OUT NOW!
The new BRIDGE TO SOLACE masterpiece "Kingdom of the Dead" is finally out and available. It comes along in a slick digipack designed by Zoli Totik. You can order it directly through LET IT BURN RECORDS (we ship the same day we receive payment) or through your favourite record dealer.
EUROPEAN TOUR 2005 ANNOUNCED
we are currently working on our website and hook it up with a database. In case something is not working correctly please let us know. We hope to optimize a lot of processes and make this website more dynamic.
3 NEW RELEASES OUT NOW!
The 3 announced releases UNDER SIEGE / A TRAITOR LIKE JUDAS “ten angry men” split CD (LiB 017), AWOKEN “take aim” MCD (LiB 015) and SCARS OF TOMORROW “design your fate” CD (LiB 016) are out now! The CD’s should be available from your local retailer - you can also order them from our online store.
CENTURY MEDIA DISTRIBUTION DEAL
We have currently expanded our distribution network for a whole bunch of new stores, distros and online shops (full list coming soon). We have also signed a distribution deal with Century Media. All our stuff will also be available through them in the near future.
RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED
The official Release Date for BRIDGE TO SOLACE’s new masterpiece is September 27, 2004. If you can’t wait until then you can either preorder the digipack MCD from our online store right now or buy it on BRIDGE TO SOLACE’s exclusive pre-release party at this year’s Ieper Fest.
NEW WEBSITE AND VIDEO
UNDER SIEGE have just launched their new internet presence! Check out www.undersiege.cc. On the website you can also download their video-debut “Kill Traitors”. Check it out!
KEEP ON TOURING
Our beloved SCARS OF TOMORROW are currently touring the US together with Caliban, Reflux and Nodes of Ranvier. Check out their website or our tour section for exact dates.
We’re more than proud to announce that California’s SCARS OF TOMORROW has teamed up with LET IT BURN RECORDS to re-release their amazing “desgin your fate” CD for Europe. The band who has currently joined the VICTORY RECORDS rooster (check out their “rope tied to the trigger” CD) will come over to Europe to support their release(s).