INTRINSIC, THE HORDE OF TORMENT & OBSCENE JESTER SHIPPING NOW
By 1990, San Luis Obispo thrash act, INTRINSIC, had two releases under their belts (1987’s Intrinsic LP and 1990’s Distortion Of Perspective EP). But while recording what would become their sophomore album, Nails, the direction of the music industry was shifting. The industry had a “sound” they were wanting and if it did not replicate Metallica’s Black Album, Pantera or Helmet most bands were pretty much out of luck. Having self-financed their new progressive thrash opus INTRINSIC quickly found themselves out of step with the industry. So the Nails sessions where shelved for nearly 25 years, until now.
In 2014 the band reached out to Divebomb Records and after hearing a single preview, they quickly struck up a deal that would finally bring Nails to the masses, however before the contract ink was even able to dry a colossal roadblock had presented itself. The band’s sole master recording DAT had become damaged since it’s last use. Could this be the end, before it was able to start? By a stroke of luck, the original engineer had preserved the session reels and it was determined that a brand new mix could be created from scratch. Not being able to predict these new expenses the band turned to their longtime fans to help raise money via crowd funding and the fans came through. The goal of the campaign was achieved in just 3 days. Nails was given new life.
Divebomb Records is excited to present Nails in this special edition reissue. The 20 page booklet contains band supplied archival photos/flyers and features full lyrics with brand new essay detailing the making of the album. This is a reissue for the fans, by the fans.
FOR FANS OF:
FORBIDDEN, HEATHEN, TOXIK, LAAZ ROCKIT, ANNIHILATOR
1. State Of The Union
2. Fight No More
3. Die Trying
4. On Gossamer Wings
5. Pillar Of Fire
6. Mourn For Her
7. The Vicious Circle
10. Inner Sanctum
11. Dazed & Confused
12. Too Late, But Not Forgotten
THE HORDE OF TORMENT
BOOTCAMP SERIES #21
For years fans have demanded it and Divebomb Records is finally delivering it. As part of it’s ongoing Bootcamp Series, the label will issue Distorted Recollections, a compilation from late 80s underground thrash masters THE HORDE OF TORMENT. Almost two years in the making, Distorted Recollections collects the Las Vegas band’s Produce of a Sick Mind and Inherit the Sin demos, plus rare bonus tracks. If that weren’t already enough, Divebomb Records is also including Infected, the 1987 demo the group recorded when they were still going by the name Pestilence.
THE HORDE OF TORMENT had the songs, energy, and drive to succeed on a large scale, but despite all of the attention the band received from the heavy metal press of their era, they never locked down a record deal during their time together. In spite of this, fans have been trading the thrash crew’s demos in the over two decades since they broke up.
Distorted Recollections features new artwork by Steven Cobb based on the band’s original vision for their Product of a Sick Mind demo tape. This has been a passion project for Divebomb Records and the label is honored to work with the band on it. It’s about time a new army of metal listeners gets acquainted with the fury that was THE HORDE OF TORMENT and Distorted Recollections will make sure of that.
COMRADES IN ARMS:
Sacrifice, Epidemic, Possessed, Slaughter and Num Skull
Limited Edition CD – only 500 units pressed worldwide – new artwork – digitally remastered – band supplied photos/flyers – full color 20 page booklet with band essay and lyrics
Infected (Demo – 1987)
2. The Raven
4. Final Solution
Product Of A Sick Mind (Demo – 1989)
5. Product Of A Sick Mind
6. Viral Malignance
7. As I Lay Dying
8. Blood Justice
Inherit The Sin (Demo – 1991)
9. Inherit The Sin
10. Alive Within
11. Pain Asylum
12. Incubus (Rehearsal Track – 1987)
Michael Rosen Sessions (Demo – 1990)
13. Just Call Me Suicide
14. Tear Down The Walls
Live at The Club (Las Vegas 1987)
17. Final Solution
Citadel’s On Fire
BOOTCAMP SERIES #22
Hailing from the flourishing late 80’s Texas metal scene OBSCENE JESTER were a hard working metal band who slugged it out all over the tri-state area always looking to expand their growing fanbase. In 1989 they released the Citadel’s On Fire cassette to much local acclaim and not wanting to lose any momentum began work on a follow up full length album. However, while in the process of recording that full length album something within the OBSCENE JESTER camp went awry and sadly enough it was never properly finished.
This Bootcamp Series reissue collects the original Citadel’s On Fire cassette release as well as 11 bonus tracks taken from the only known copy of mix references for their unfinished album. All audio was transferred from band supplied sources and remastered by Jamie King. Cover art, by Steven Cobb, is a faithful recreation of the original Citadel’s On Fire cassette release.
COMRADES IN ARMS:
Oliver Magnum, Lizzy Borden, Skid Row, Heretic and Savage Grace
Limited Edition CD – only 500 units pressed worldwide – new artwork – digitally remastered – band supplied photos – full color 16 page booklet with band essay and lyrics
1. Apocalyptic Prophecy
2. Statistical Bridge
3. Citadel’s On Fire
6. Stop The Madness
7. This World
8. I Am The One
9. Nothing To Do
10. Last Laugh
11. And It Rose…
13. The Answer
14. The Mourning After
15. This World (Alternate Mix)
16. The Answer (Alternate Mix)
JULY NEW RELEASES SHIPPING NOW!
We are now shipping our July new releases from ENERTIA, JUDICATOR, WULFHOOK and ERADIKATOR. We are also offering a package deal for all 4 releases with FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING!
DIVEBOMB SUMMER TWO VOLUME DIGITAL SAMPLER NOW AVAILABLE
We started compiling a new digital sampler because we realized it had been a couple years since the last one. Well, it worked itself into TWO volumes. The first volume features 25 tracks, of which all (at the moment) are unreleased in physical form. The second volume contains 20 tracks from our recent releases. Download, stream, share, play, enjoy!
Download links are available on our Bandcamp page.
ERADIKATOR RETURN WITH NEW ALBUM “EDGE OF HUMANITY”
Edge Of Humanity CD
Available JULY 17, 2015
2. Man Behind The Mask
3. Edge Of Humanity
4. Astral Body
5. Seasons Of Rage
6. Fortress Unknown
7. The Great Deception
8. Dead Hands Of The Past
9. Kairos Passing
For Fans Of: METALLICA, XENTRIX, TESTAMENT, MEGADETH
ERADIKATOR are a four piece thrash metal band from Birmingham, England, the birthplace of heavy metal monsters such as BLACK SABBATH, JUDAS PRIEST and NAPALM DEATH. No strangers to Divebomb Records, ERADIKATOR have returned to the label after the successful release of their debut album, Dystopia, via the label’s Bootcamp Series which not only reissues obscure lost treasures of the past, but also is a showcase for new artists through alternative promotion helping to support them while they get a foothold within the industry.
Picking right up where Dystopia left off, the new album, Edge Of Humanity, was conceived with the help of producer Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR, EXPLOITED). Drawing on all their life and musical influences thus far, ERADIKATOR set out to steamroll through barriers plaguing new school thrash bands. Rather than simply cranking out up-tempo riffs and barrage of double kick drums to get fans excited, ERADIKATOR constructed thoughtfully crafted material choosing to reward listeners with an album that showcases their maturity and evolution as a band, while never giving up on the key elements that makes heavy metal great.
ENERTIA TO RELEASE FIRST NEW ALBUM IN A DECADE!
Piece Of The Factory CD
Available JULY 17, 2015
1. Do It Again
2. Demons Of Silence
3. The Hardest Sorrow
4. Piece Of The Factory
5. Beside You, Beside Me
6. An Old Fashioned Beating
7. Hard To Follow
9. Can’t Breathe
10. Letting Go
For Fans Of: FLOTSAM & JETSAM, HERETIC, TESTAMENT, METAL CHURCH
Following up on the success of their Divebomb Bootcamp Series re-release last year entitled, Victim Of Thought, ENERTIA returns with their 5th album and first of new material in a decade. Piece Of The Factory (DIVE083), will be released via Divebomb Records on July 17th, 2015.
After working practically non-stop for eleven years, which included rehearsing 2-3 times a week, 800+ shows in 20+ states and well over 10,000 CDs sold on six continents, upstate New York pure American Metal band, ENERTIA was at a crossroads. After spending in excess of $25k recording their fourth album, Force, with producer, Neil Kernon, the band had finally exhausted their bank account and didn’t have the money or resources to properly record their fifth album. It was time for ENERTIA to regroup.
Fast forward to 2007, after three productive years laying the groundwork for what would become their much anticipated new album everything had almost disastrously ground to a halt, that is, until bassist, Joe Paciolla, made up his mind that these recordings had to be completed no matter the cost. In 2011, the band fortuitously happened upon a great studio and in it the remarkable engineer/producer, Tim Lynch, who was enlisted to help guide ENERTIA through the completion of the album.
Three additional years of hard work and several hundred hours were spent at The Recording Company in Esperance, NY, where ENERTIA created the most diverse, infectious and prolific album of the band’s lengthy career, Piece Of The Factory.
ENERTIA is now almost two decades in from the release of their debut EP, Law Of Three, and after years of hard work and perseverance it would seem this could their end up being their swan song. Could Piece Of The Factory be ENERTIA’s farewell, only time will tell, but delivering the fans an album this powerful indicates they most definitely plan on going out with the biggest bang of their nearly twenty year career.
WILD DOGS TEASER POSTED
We have posted an audio teaser online for an unreleased WILD DOGS track. Originally recorded during the pre-production phase for the Reign Of Terror sessions in 1986 the track “Eat You Alive” was somehow not re-recorded by the band and never made the final album. We are happy to announce it will be included on our upcoming reissue due for release in September.
ONE MORE…JUDICATOR JOINS DIVEBOMB – NEW ALBUM AVAILABLE IN JULY
JUDICATOR JOINS DIVEBOMB RECORDS ROSTER!
At The Expense Of Humanity CD
Available JULY 17, 2015
1. A Picture Of Fading Light
2. God’s Failures
3. Cannibalistic Mind
4. Coping Mechanism
5. My Fantasy Destroyed
6. Lucid Nightmare
7. The Rain In The Meadow
10. Life Support
11. At the Expense Of Humanity
12. How Long Can You Live Forever?
For Fans Of: BLIND GUARDIAN, JAG PANZER, QUEENSRYCHE, SCANNER
JUDICATOR’s third release, At The Expense Of Humanity, is a progressive power metal concept album about singer John Yelland’s brother who passed away after battling cancer. The album details the story of John’s family, their struggles, and his personal existential and philosophical quandaries that resulted.
Musically, At The Expense Of Humanity, shows the band moving away from the Germanic power metal styles explored on their sophomore effort Sleepy Plessow and plunging into more progressive territories, as well as incorporating other elements they had yet to discover within themselves. At The Expense Of Humanity is a big, bold step for U.S. metal and JUDICATOR exhibits no signs of impeding its momentum now.
WULFHOOK JOINS DIVEBOMB! DEBUT COMING IN JULY
WULFHOOK JOINS DIVEBOMB RECORDS ROSTER!
The Impaler CD
Available JULY 17, 2015
1. The Impaler
2. Brutal Nightmare
3. Through The Darkness
4. Bridge Burner
5. Samara’s Well
8. Devil’s Harlot
10. Atomic Punk
For Fans Of: JUDAS PRIEST, MALICE, GRIM REAPER, METAL CHURCH
WULFHOOK, having formed in 2009, is a five piece American heavy metal band from Detroit, Michigan. They have impressively self-financed three remarkable demos including 2012’s stellar Sacrifice, which are the recordings that lead to their deal with Divebomb Records.
Their debut album, The Impaler, is a culmination of years of hard work and overcoming unforeseen adversities along the way. The end result, which was mixed by Jamie King at his Basement Studios, is nothing short of magnificent. The Impaler, simply put, is an unrelenting sonic attack that reveals a band that is completely unaffected by what’s popular or what other musicians are doing and is zeroed in on exactly what will make WULFHOOK stand out in the over-crowded underground scene. No tongue in cheek retro throwback, just straight up heavy metal..
SLAVE RAIDER + SHOTGUN MESSIAH REISSUES SHIPPING NOW!
We are now shipping all four new releases! All pre-orders have been packed up and shipped out. We want to thank everyone who pre-ordered, as it was our biggest response to date.
DIVE080 SLAVE RAIDER – What Do You Know About Rock ‘N Roll?
DIVE079 SLAVE RAIDER – Take The World By Storm
DIVE078 SHOTGUN MESSIAH – Second Coming
DIVE077 SHOTGUN MESSIAH – Shotgun Messiah
The SLAVE RAIDER magnets are all gone, but we do have a few SHOTGUN MESSIAH magnets left, which are free if you order both albums. Limited to first 100 store orders. Exclusive to our store as well. Please be advised we are only reissuing these on CD. We do not have digital rights for these releases, nor vinyl.