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DIVEBOMB SUMMER TWO VOLUME DIGITAL SAMPLER NOW AVAILABLE
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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”
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ERADIKATOR
Edge Of Humanity CD
Available JULY 17, 2015

TRACK LIST:
1. Mesmerised
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!
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ENERTIA
Piece Of The Factory CD
Available JULY 17, 2015

TRACK LIST:
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
8. Prisoner
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
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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
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DIVE084-coverJUDICATOR JOINS DIVEBOMB RECORDS ROSTER!

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JUDICATOR
At The Expense Of Humanity CD
Available JULY 17, 2015

TRACK LIST:
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
8. Nemesis/Fratricide
9. Autophagia
10. Life Support
11. At the Expense Of Humanity
12. How Long Can You Live Forever?
13. Enantiodromia

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
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DIVE085-coverWULFHOOK JOINS DIVEBOMB RECORDS ROSTER!

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WULFHOOK
The Impaler CD
Available JULY 17, 2015

TRACK LIST:
1. The Impaler
2. Brutal Nightmare
3. Through The Darkness
4. Bridge Burner
5. Samara’s Well
6. Eternal
7. Sacrifice
8. Devil’s Harlot
9. Tormentor
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!
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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.

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POLTERGEIST + EXISES REISSUES COMING IN JUNE
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POLTERGEIST
Nothing Lasts Forever (Deluxe Edition) CD

Outside of CELTIC FROST and CORONER, the average metalhead in the ‘80s probably couldn’t name a heavy metal band from Switzerland to save their lives. But for underground fiends the world over, POLTERGEIST was always a thrash group that deserved more attention that they got their first time around the block.

Forming in 1987, POLTERGEIST signed with then upstart label Century Media Records after releasing two impressive demos. Their partnership led to the release of two obscure, but revered, thrash albums: 1989’s Depression and 1991’s Behind My Mask.

As the international metal scene’s tastes shifted in the early ‘90s, Century Media pressured POLTERGEIST to change their style up to fit into the death metal realm. Instead of cowering to their label’s demands, the band remained focused and crafted what would become their finest moment. Produced by guitarist V.O. Pulver and mixed at the famed Morrisound Studios by Jim Morris (Megadeth, Morbid Angel), 1993’s Nothing Lasts Forever found POLTERGEIST delivering blasts of Euro-flavored thrash of the highest order. Despite the artistic triumph the album became, the band broke up in 1994 after one last tour with fellow countrymen CORONER.

Divebomb Records is thrilled to present Nothing Lasts Forever in this special deluxe edition reissue. The liner notes contain archival photos and features new interview with POLTERGEIST founding member, V.O. Pulver conducted by Carlos Ramirez of NoEcho.net. Not only has the album been remastered by Pulver himself, it also includes their debut demo (1987) and its 1988 follow up, Writing On The Wall. This is the kind of exhaustive care and attention Nothing Lasts Forever has truly always deserved.

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EXISES
Exises CD

EXISES’ roots go as far back as 1978, but it took six years for the lineup featured on their stellar eponymous 1986 debut album to take shape. Opting not to follow  in the footsteps of such Dutch heavyweights as PICTURE, BODINE and VENGEANCE, who were all heavily influenced by the NWOBHM movement, EXISES looked to North America instead. Citing influences such as Rush and Van Halen, EXISES deliberately wanted to break the mold cast upon European bands in the ‘80s, a goal they clearly achieved.Originally issued in 1986, Exises was interestingly the first album by a Dutch “rock band” to be released on compact disc and sounded less like Judas Priest than any of their counterparts. It was a bold step for a Dutch band, but one that didn’t go unnoticed with fans on both sides of the Atlantic. Unfortunately, their label, Megaton Records, couldn’t live up to its promises and a year later went belly up after declaring bankruptcy.

Exises has been out of print for nearly 30 years and was originally fetching astronomical collector prices until bootleg copies began to circulate within the European market. In light of this, Divebomb Records and the members of EXISES have partnered up to take on these illegal activities directly by issuing a band-approved official reissue of the album. We hope that we can take the music back and support the artists that created it rather than support those simply repressing knock off copies for a quick buck. As always, we are fans doing this for the fans.

GRINDER’S “DAWN FOR THE LIVING” NOW SHIPPING
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DIVE076-coverDuring the height of the worldwide thrash movement there were several epicenters of activity. While New York and the Bay Area were perhaps the most prominent, Germany’s big three; Sodom, Kreator and Destruction were leading the charge on the European front. However, what some thrash fans may not be aware of is that there was a secondary stratum to that scene which had some phenomenal, albeit lesser known, acts recording some ambitious material. GRINDER were one of those bands who released three albums worth of “in your face” thrash/speed metal during their brief existence. Divebomb Records is excited to present a deluxe edition of their outstanding debut album, Dawn For The Living, which features not only 4 bonus tracks but new essay by Noecho.net’s Carlos Ramirez and archival photos provided by the band members themselves.

Dawn For The Living has been out of print for nearly 20 years and was originally fetching high dollar collector prices online until bootleg copies began to circulate within the European market. Divebomb Records and the members of GRINDER have partnered up, once again, to take on these illegal activities directly by issuing a band approved deluxe edition. We hope that we can take the music back and support the artists that created it rather than support those simply repressing “knock off” copies for a quick buck. As always, we are fans doing this for the fans.

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CHASTAIN REISSUES KICK OFF 2015 FOR DIVEBOMB RECORDS – SHIPPING NOW
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David T. Chastain has gained a reputation over the last 25 years as a powerful, progressive guitarist whose music is centered around melodic, technically proficient fret board mastery. In addition to David’s virtuoso style, CHASTAIN’s distinct sound is attributed equally to Leather Leone’s superior vocals and commanding presence.

DIVE075-coverDivebomb Records proudly brings you deluxe reissues of The 7th Of Never and The Voice Of The Cult, further examples that David T. Chastain is not just a great player, but also a talented songwriter and band leader with an exceptional group of collaborators.

These limited edition releases are newly remastered from original album mixes and contain brand new interviews, full lyrics, archival photos and bonus tracks.

We are SHIPPING NOW.  Street date for “brick & mortar” stores and online resellers (Amazon, Best Buy, etc) is February 10th, 2015.