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The Dawning

No strangers to Divebomb Records, South Carolina’s EVERTHRONE have returned to the label after the successful release of their Jamie King produced debut album, Evil Tongues, 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.

Looking to capitalize on the acclaim of Evil Tongues and sharing stages with FATES WARNING, FIREWIND and TURISAS the group teamed up with renowned producer Don Debiase at the Lava Room/Studio D (Cleveland, OH), sculpting 10 new tracks that beautifully showcase their innovative and bold new approach to dark wave-driven metal.DIVE098-coverThe result of this new creative partnership is, The Dawning, an album which easily advances some of the themes and styles found on their debut but also takes the band to new artistic heights. The Dawning more than delivers on the promise of EVERTHRONE’s previous work. Quite simply, this is a band that even the most jaded heavy metal critic won’t be able to deny.

The Dawning sees release on October 30th.

In celebration of the release of The Dawning, EVERTHRONE will be performing the album in it’s entirety at Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, NC on November 27th.


1. This Great Expanse
2. Consciousness
3. Children Of A Dying Sun
4. Under A Burning Sky
5. Crimson Gold
6. The Anarchist
7. Loss
8. Masquerade
9. Word Of The Oracle
10. All Things Manifest



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Hell House (Deluxe Edition)
RELEASE DATE: October 30th, 2015

HOLOSADE hail from Darlington in the North East of the UK which was also home to such revered acts as VENOM, RAVEN, ATOMKRAFT and WARFARE. Unlike many of the above, it took HOLOSADE quite a while to emerge as a unit. The band began, in 1985, as a thought in the head of Phillip de Sade (vocals), but the right line-up was a long time in the making and it wasn’t until 1986 that the line-up was confident or stable enough to find its own style and really push itself through the demo Love It To Death. Although not the band’s first, it was by far the best, and ultimately led to their signing with Powerstation Records (TOKYO BLADE, CHROME MOLLY), especially when the demo was coupled with the tremendous live effect the band were having where ever they appeared.

Originally intended to be an EP, Hell House, was released in 1988 as a full length based on the label’s confidence that HOLOSADE had a surefire formula to success which combined a gritty mixture of Anthrax and Di’anno-era Iron Maiden. HOLOSADE delivered little in the way of sophistication and refinement, but they were a raucous quintet full of honest under-arm sweaty stains and intrinsically British. It wasn’t long after the release of Hell House that the plague of line-up changes resumed and HOLOSADE slowly fell apart with some members departing to such notable UK acts SABBAT and LITTLE ANGELS.

Despite HOLOSADE’s flirtation with the spotlight, Divebomb Records is excited to present Hell House in this special deluxe edition reissue. The 20 page booklet contains band supplied photos, archival magazine features, full album lyrics and audio compiled from analog sources and mastered by longtime friend, Andy Sneap. This edition also contains 6 bonus tracks, four of which are from a previous unreleased BBC 1 Rock Show Session. This is a reissue for the fans, by the fans.

1. Look Into The Mirror
2. Welcome To The Hellhouse
3. Love It To Death
4. Madame Guillotine
5. Psycho
6. Bitter Sweet
7. Eternal Life
8. Nightmare Reality

Neat Records Demo (1987)
9. Psycho
10. Eternal Life

11. Welcome To The Hellhouse
12. Psycho
13. Computer World
14. Look Into The Mirror


DIVE094-300xWe can now announce our fifth reissue for the month of September.  The Netherlands’ OSIRIS finds its sole album, Futurity And Human Depressions getting the deluxe two CD treatment from Divebomb Records.

The first 100 customers to order will get a free, limited edition, OSIRIS logo magnet.

Futurity And Human Depressions (Deluxe Edition) will be available in our store starting September 25th.

As the European metal scene headed into the 90s there was a noticeable shift towards death metal and in the Netherlands it was no different with acts like GOREFEST, PESTILENCE and ASPHYX all quickly gaining popularity across the continent. OSIRIS being a progressive thrash band not only in sound, but also spirit they choose a different route one with high pitched melodic vocals and complex, lengthy song arrangements.

With an average age of only 19 when recording their first demo OSIRIS were able to grab the attention of the European press who applauded their efforts for successfully channeling bands like WATCHTOWER, SIEGES EVEN and MEKONG DELTA. A second demo, Equivocal Quiescence, was released in early 1991 leading to their deal with Shark Records. Later in 1991, OSIRIS released their one and only album, Futurity And Human Depressions, a progressive whirlwind consisting of 7 songs and clocking in at nearly 55 minutes.

While never quite attaining the same level of popularity as their counterparts, OSIRISFuturity And Human Depressions remains a much beloved album by progressive thrash fans still to this day. Divebomb Records is proud to present this new deluxe edition which features new mastering, both original demo tapes as well as band interview.


DIVE093-300xSeptember is shaping up to be a huge month for us at Divebomb Records.  Artch, Betsy and now we are happy to announce that WILD DOGS’ ferocious third album, Reign Of Terror gets it’s first official reissue on CD as a deluxe edition.

The first 100 customers to order will get a free, limited edition, WILD DOGS cover art magnet.

Reign Of Terror (Deluxe Edition) will be available in our store starting September 25th.

Portland’s WILD DOGS strategically decided to switch things up after two successful albums with popular indie metal label, Shrapnel Records. The first major change came with the recruitment of new vocalist, Michael Furlong, to fill the newly vacant front man position. His arrival brought with it an entirely new range and influence the band magnificently channeled into their compositions. Secondly, the band collectively decided to supercharge their ferocious musical tactics for what would become their magnum opus, Reign Of Terror, which helped to define and influence US Power Metal for years to come.

Originally released in 1987, Reign Of Terror was supposed to set the scene afire with its potent mixture of power metal and blazing thrash metal, but the timing couldn’t have been any worse. Their new label, Enigma Records, went belly up a few months after the album’s release and that was that. The band did continue on without label support playing shows when they could and even began work on a follow up album. However, music industry climate in the early 90s was not promising for metal acts and WILD DOGS decided to throw in the towel.

Divebomb Records is excited to present Reign Of Terror in this special deluxe edition reissue. The 20 page booklet contains band supplied archival photos and features full lyrics with brand new interview with Jeff Mark detailing the making of the album. This edition also contains 3 high quality pre-production demos including the never before released track, “Eat You Alive.” This is a reissue for the fans, by the fans.


 DIVE092-300xOur partnership with Metal Blade Records isn’t limited to simply the Artch reissues this month. We are also happy to present a new reissue of BETSY’s lone album original released in 1988. BETSY is simply long running LA metal act, BITCH, with a name change in 1988. Crunchy riffs and super catchy choruses, everything a metal fan could hope for!

The first 100 customers to order will get a free, limited edition, BETSY cover art magnet.

will be available in our store starting September 25th.

Betsy Weiss, aka Betsy Bitch, has been a mainstay in the hard rock and heavy metal scene since the early ‘80s. The Los Angeles-based vocalist’s band, BITCH, was the first band to ever release a record on future indie label giant Metal Blade. BITCH is still active decades later, performing with artists like Doro and Loudness, and playing festivals throughout the globe.

Despite BITCH’s success, Weiss agreed to change the name of the band to BETSY in 1988 to see if it could help them reach a wider audience. Working with producer Chris Minto, the band released an eponymously titled album that same year. The resulting record features some of the most magnetic songs in Weiss’ discography. Songs like “You Want It, You Got It” and “Flesh and Blood” are hook-filled affairs that any fan of Pat Benatar and melodic rock in general will absolutely eat up. The BETSY moniker might have only lasted for the one album, but the material certainly deserves a revisit.

Originally released by Metal Blade, Betsy has been out of print for years now. That’s where Divebomb Records come into the picture. The label secured the rights to reissue the album and worked closely with Betsy Bitch on the expanded liner notes. Not only does the CD include a brand new interview with the singer, it also features photos from her personal archives. If you love hard rock and AOR, the Betsy album deserves a space in your CD collection.


We are excited to announce our partnership with Metal Blade Records to bring the fans new editions of both ARTCH albums. Each release contains new liner notes with full lyrics, essays by Carlos Ramirez of as well as archival photos and vintage articles. They will be available direct from the Divebomb Records store starting September 25th.

The first 100 customers to order both albums get a free, limited edition, ARTCH logo magnet.

Be sure to catch ARTCH appearing at Keep It True XIX in April 2016.

History books have heralded Norway as the black metal movement’s most fertile breeding ground, but the country’s heavy metal scene isn’t exclusively about corpse paint and Helvete. One of the finest and most underrated groups to come out of the land of 10,000 lakes is undoubtedly ARTCH. Formed in 1983, the power metal outfit released two demos before hooking up with Eric Hawk, a killer vocalist from Iceland.

With Hawk on board, ARTCH would eventually sign with Metal Blade Records and release Another Return, their debut full-length. Arriving in stores in 1988, the album garnered rave reviews from the heavy metal media of the day. Kerrang! blessed the record with a perfect 5-K rating, while Metal Forces deemed it an instant classic, giving it 100 points, the magazine’s top score.

1991 saw ARTCH unleash their sophomore album, For the Sake of Mankind. The record was packed with anthemic tracks such as “When Angels Cry” and “Titanic,” and it also finds the band also introducing more hard rock elements into their sound. As great as For the Sake of Mankind is, it failed to bring them commercial success, eventually leading to ARTCH’s breakup in the early ‘90s.

Their lack of mainstream attention never got in the way of ARTCH’s popularity within the underground metal scene in the following decades. A longtime fan of the band, Divebomb Records founder Matthew Rudzinski secured the rights to the ARTCH albums and is bringing you updated reissues of both. Featuring new liner notes, rare photos, and bonus tracks (on For The Sake of Mankind), these discs will surely sell out of their limited edition runs.




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
8. Denial
9. Yikes!
10. Inner Sanctum
11. Dazed & Confused
12. Too Late, But Not Forgotten

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.


Distorted Recollections

Infected (Demo – 1987)
1. Liquidation
2. The Raven
3. Corruption
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)
15. Incubus
16. Corruption
17. Final Solution

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.

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

Citadel’s On Fire

1. Apocalyptic Prophecy
2. Statistical Bridge
3. Citadel’s On Fire
4. Insomnia
5. D.E.A.

6. Stop The Madness
7. This World
8. I Am The One
9. Nothing To Do
10. Last Laugh
11. And It Rose…
12. Gunther
13. The Answer
14. The Mourning After
15. This World (Alternate Mix)
16. The Answer (Alternate Mix)

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.

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


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!