Wednesday, October 23, 2013
been working on some stuff for an upcoming CDEP/7" from russia's BURNT X CROSS (not to be confused with BURNT CROSS with no 'X' from the UK), including these logo letters. with clear clevo and early 2000s influences, they still keep their take on heavy, metallic hardcore fresh and interesting. really excited to be working on this one and really happy with what we've gotten together visually so far. more on that soon, for now stream/download the songs from their BANDCAMP page.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
recently wrapped up the artwork for an upcoming EP from southern california's FISSURE. eight tracks of ripping powerviolence packed into roughly 7 minutes. pre-orders are up now for the cassette version from NOT PUNK, with the 7" vinyl coming a bit later through MELOTOV. will post the full layout once i have copies in hand, but for now you can stream the album in full over at CVLT NATION.
KNIFED OUT OF EXISTENCE and CARRION SUNFLOWER have now posted the pre-orders for their split cassette that i did the art and layout for. for the duration of the pre-order they're still wanting to keep the final visuals under wraps. but for now here's an early sample from what would eventually become the cover.
tapes will be a split-label release, available from OUTSIDER ART and IIOVV, and will have package options that include a patch and tshirt.
been slow to post lately, but how about the first ever CASSETTE STORE DAY last month? or was it the month before now? in keeping with my current mode of operation, i blew it and didn't go out that day or produce anything specific for it. but did come up on some good after-the-fact scores. nice to see how much traction the format is re-gaining either way.
some small proof of the further cassette resurgence might be found in the fact that all SISSTER SSOUND releases thus far are completely sold out. including the most recent VVLAD/HORDERS split, which sold out in just about 24 hours. though i'd still like to believe that has much more to do with content than format. but all is not lost; you can still stream previous releases on our label page on BANDCAMP. which i'm in the process of getting fully up to date. keep your eyes peeled as well for a handful of new releases already forming on the horizon. more on that soon.
sisster ssound alums BLACK KNOT have just offered up a few INTEGRITY remixes via their bandcamp page. including these versions of 'black heksen rise' and 'vocal test'. the cassettes that we did for them (SS004) are long since gone, but you can still stream all of those songs on their PAGE or OURS as well.