Like most metallers these days, we here at Metal Army collect quite a bit of vinyl. Not for the shitty, millennial generation, hipster dooshbag commercialized reasons most people are buying them for. I actually grew up on vinyl, miss the beautiful artwork and perhaps like you, I love getting something unique and collectible from bands I love. This is the thinking behind the new imprint Threshold of Pain Records. Run by Nefarious Realm Productions impresario Matt Darcy, these exclusive releases promises to be one of the highlights of the year for the underground. Read the press release below for the full scoop and be sure to visit their web-store and get in on the pre-orders now, since they are expected to sell out quick!
“Nefarious Realm Productions have officially launched their imprint vinyl label, Threshold of Pain Records. The specialty label makes it’s debut with four releases that have not yet seen a release on wax and with plans to release several more albums and splits later this year. The vinyl only label will be concentrating on releasing very limited edition, very high quality, and very special releases spanning genres. With releases from SEEMLESS, ABNORMALITY, EARTHRISE, and ORWELL slated for a May 21st release, Threshold of Pain Records takes its first step as a label.
Nefarious Realm boss and Threshold of Pain Records owner Matt Darcy commented upon starting the label:
“I’ve been collecting limited vinyl copies for the past couple years now. With most music being obtained digitally, the feeling of owning a piece of music is dwindling. I remember flipping through a booklet and being able to smell the paper and ink while gazing upon photos and artwork. With this label, I’m bringing those feelings back, that sense of holding a piece of music that then becomes priceless to you. Which each release being the highest of quality, all will include something special with it’s respected release, never before seen photos, expanded artwork, etchings, and posters… These records will be more than a piece of wax, these records will be pristine keepsakes that will be priceless to the owners as well as trophies to the musicians who created the music.”
The first four releases include the 2004 SEEMLESS self titled, which was then re-released the following year through Equal Vision Records. The vinyl version will see the fan favorite “Haze” which was left off the 2005 re-issue. SEEMLESS, the group formed by ex-SHADOWS FALL/UNEARTH drummer Derek Kerswill, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE vocalist JESSE LEACH, ex-OVERCAST/current DEATH RAY VISION guitarist Pete Cortese, and ex-MEDIUM bassist Jeff Fultz made a splash coming out of the metalcore saturated as a heavy rock group with southern feel in the mid-2000′s before disbanding in 2009.
EARTHRISE is a sonic wall of post-metal drunken sludge hailing from Minneapolis, MN, have released an audio onslaught that mimics the experience of being inebriated in outer space. Eras Lost is over 50 minutes of post-metal that meets experimental hardcore elements.
ORWELL is a continuously progressing metal band from all over the Midwest. Existing in various forms since 2005, the band recently saw their most successful and far-reaching release so far with 2011′s AVOHFASIH. which is an acronym for A View of Heaven From A Seat In Hell. This new album found the band exploring art as whole with their music, presentation, and their live show.
ABNORMALITY, formed in 2005, is an extreme metal band hailing from Massachusetts, United States. Purveying a female fronted violent hybrid of the heaviest subgenres in metal, taking from a wide range of influences, ABNORMALITY mixes technicality and speed with devastating grooves delivering a brutal sonic experience that death metal fans cannot deny. Contaminating the Hive Mind, originally released in June of 2012 through Sevared Records unleashes eight tracks of pummeling death metal that will please all that will lend an ear.”
For further updates, details, and pre-order information, please visit www.thresholdofpainrecords.com.