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MARK DEUTROM- The Value Of Decay - n/a - ROCK IS HELL

click to enlarge Limited edition of 400 copies, with 15 tracks on 3 sides of vinyl, and etched graphics on side 4, nicely packed into a gatefold-cover with inlays enclosed. Ex-MELVINS/CLOWN ALLEY member Mark Deutrom and his collaborators delivering a collection of audio collages, bluesy drones, gritty heavy rockers, and progressive metal.

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MUSCLE TOMCAT MACHINE- Furrow - LP - ROCK IS HELL

click to enlarge Limited edition of 300 copies on clear/white mixed vinyl, with download-code included. New Austrian band featuring members of BULBUL, REFLECTOR, HELLA COMET. But with a completely different approach and sound here: Slow but tensely developping and enormously atmospheric Post-Rock! https://muscletomcatmachine.bandcamp.com/releases

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NATE DENVERS NECK- Swan Lake - 10" - ROCK IS HELL

click to enlarge Limited edition of 300 copies on orange vinyl, with great cover-artwork by Paul Costuros. Side A features "The Prince, The Queen, The Corpse", a lengthy opus, basically a minimalistic folk-song, but with harsh grind-metal interruptions, inspired by Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet. And side B contains a live-recording of Swan Lake at Graz Opera House, mixed with additional noises.

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REFLECTOR- The Heritage - LP - ROCK IS HELL

click to enlarge Limited edition of 292 copies pressed on heavy blue 180g-vinyl (with download-code included). New album by this twopiece (guitars/bass and drums, plus vocals) from Austria. Sludge-Doom-Math-Rock, with an experimental and avantgardistic approach, but at the same time thundering heavy! A perfect match for fans of artists like Weasel Walter, James Plotkin, KK Null, LUSTMORD and the MELVINS! www.reflector.at

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REGOLITH- I - 2XLP - ROCK IS HELL

click to enlarge Limited edition of 270 copies, packed in a gatefold-cover, with ith download-code included. Improvised extensive soundscapes and deeply dark drones, created with analog modular synthesizers, effects and homemade equipment from this Austrian duo. http://regolith.klingt.org/

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SHIT AND SHINE- Chakin' - 2XLP - ROCK IS HELL

click to enlarge New album (previously released as a limited cassette on MONOFONUS PRESS) with 8 tracks on double-LP, limited edition of 400 copies. Multicolored vinyls, download-code included, in gatefold-sleeves silkscreened with different colors (green, yellow or grey), making each copy almost look like a unique item!

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SHIT AND SHINE- La Grand Larance Prix - 3XLP - ROCK IS HELL

click to enlarge 2nd pressing available now! Red vinyls, packed in red cardboard sleeves, with block-printed artwork. Limited to 150 copies!
Features 6 extensively long tracks (one on each side), lasting on average about 14 minutes. Experimental and deeply intense mixtures of Noise, Electronica, Doom and Industrial. Sometimes sounding like the missing link between the BUTTHOLE SURFERS, LAIBACH and THROBBING GRISTLE...

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STRIGGLES- Bilb - 2XLP - ROCK IS HELL

click to enlarge Limited edition of 199 copies on black vinyls in gatefold-sleeve, download-code included, and as special gimmick it comes with a 3-D printed and handpainted little "Bilb" toy-figure. But it's not "only" a collectors item, it's as well a really interesting musical affair! Covering a wide spectrum, from experimental Noise-Rock, over funky No Wave, to rocking Post-Punk, Lounge, and more. Genre-defying, inventive and original. Be sure to check it out here: http://rockishellrecords.bandcamp.com/releases

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STRIGGLES- s/t - 2XLP - ROCK IS HELL

click to enlarge New album by the STRIGGLES from Graz/Austria. 5 songs pressed on two heavyweight vinyls. Limited edition of 323 copies, packed into a triple-foldout cover, designed as a boardgame. Comes additionally with figures, a dice, and a button, plus download-code! Features extremely long tracks of their experimental, almost Jazz-inspired "Beefheartesque" Noise-Rock! http://robert.lepenik.at/the_striggles/

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V/A- EVEN WORSE THAN EXPECTED - 2X10" - ROCK IS HELL

click to enlarge The 10-year-anniversary compilation from ROCK IS HELL label, featuring exclusive tracks from BUG, BULBUL, DEAD, HELLA COMET, MACAQUE REVIEW, MARK DEUTROM, NATE DENVERS NECK, REGOLITH, SEAWHORES and the STRIGGLES. Limited edition of 400 copies, pressed on multi-colored vinyls, with silkscreened cover, and download-code included!

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