12.31.2012

Capitalism reigns

Updated the Nerve Altar store with a host of new distro items last week. Cellgraft, Amputee, PLF and many more. Check it out at nervealtar.storenvy.com/

11.27.2012

D.E.R. "Quando a Esperan├ža Desaba" LP streaming online

Uploaded the D.E.R. LP to the bandcamp site for high quality streaming. It's been tough turning people on to this amazing record for some reason, so feel free share the link.

Check it out here: http://nervealtar.bandcamp.com/album/quando-a-esperan-a-desaba

Buy the wax here: http://nervealtar.storenvy.com/products/283857-d-e-r-quando-a-esperanca-desaba-lp


Check out this vicious studio clip of the drummer shredding on their newest recording:



Water Torture is wrapping up their dates of the tour with Thedowngoing today but the Aussies are continuing on with the mighty Cloud Rate through Canada and back into the US on the West Coast and back up through the midwest.

Check out the dates here:

http://cloudrat.blogspot.com/p/upcoming-gigs-tours.html
November 25th - Minneapolis, MN @ Medusa
November 26th - Winnipeg, MB @ All The Way House

November 28th - Edmonton, AB @ Isaac's House
November 29th - Calgary, AB @ Lux
November 30th - Vancouver, BC @ Zoo Zhop
December 1st - Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge
December 2nd - Olympia, WA @ Track House
December 3rd - Portland, OR @ The Know
December 4th - Reno, NV @ The Holland Project
December 5th - Sacramento, CA @ Axewave Manor
December 6th - Oakland, CA @ Zombieland
December 7th - Oakland, CA @ Shirley Temple Of Doom
December 8th - Los Angeles, CA @ Pyrate Punx House
December 9th - Las Vegas, NV @ TBA
December 10th - Phoenix, AZ @ The Zoo
December 11th - Albuquerque, NM @ TBA
December 12th - Denver, CO @ Aqualungs
December 13th - Kansas City, MO @ Detto's House
December 14th - St. Louis, MO @ Bonerville
December 15th - Bloomington, IN @ 700 Club
December 16th - Indianapolis, IN @ IHOP

11.12.2012

Vile Entrapment - Water Torture/thedowngoing Split now available

Water Torture/thedowngoing splits are now available in the Nerve Altar store. Both bands just started their US tour together, stopping in Brooklyn last night and now have copies on hand so support them directly if possible. Printed covers with a screened obi strip. Audio and video uploads forthcoming shortly.

Buy here:
http://nervealtar.storenvy.com/products/709661-water-torture-thedowngoing-split-ep

Stream/download here:
http://nervealtar.bandcamp.com/album/water-torture-thedowngoing-split-ep

"Split EP from Buffalo's Water Torture and thedowngoing from Australia in support of their joint North American Tour. Noise infested bass violence collides with screeching grind assaults from down under in short incendiary bursts."








NOV 12th-New Brunswick, NJ - Ray Cappo's Cantina

NOV 13th-Philly, PA- Cloud city

NOV 14th-Pittsburgh - secret skate bowl house

NOV 15th-Baltimore @ Nu Haus Cassanova

NOV 16th-Washington D.C. 1498 Douglas St. NE

NOV 17th-Greensboro, NC - BUTTERY DAY RANCH

NOV 18th-Raleigh, NC - @ Katmandu

NOV 19th-Athens- TBA W/gripe

NOV 20th- day off

NOV 21st-Dayton, OH @ Casa de mise

NOV 22nd-Grand rapids, MI - videodrome

NOV 23rd-Chicago, IL - 1719 W Albion

NOV 24th-Madison, WI - 1818 park st

NOV 25th-Minneapolis, MN - @ medusa

ONLY WATER TORTURE

NOV 26th-Milwaukee, WI - scheme city

NOV 27th-Lima, OH - TBA W/pizzahifive



10.20.2012

Dysrhythmia "Test of Submission" LPs in stock

After a mountain of inefficiency, communication black outs and a rejected test pressing, Dysrhythmia's latest LP is in stock and now shipping. You can order directly from the Nerve Altar store here: http://nervealtar.storenvy.com/products/682153-dysrhythmia-test-of-submission-lp




Dysrhythmia "Test of Submission"

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From Profound Lore: 
Entitled “Test Of Submission”, this is the sixth full-length album in DYSRHYTHMIA’s repertoire and the band’s most-intense and accomplished album to date. Already going on a decade-plus career, DYSRYHTMIA were one of the first prominent bands to bring awareness to the instrumental progressive metal movement in America, in an age where there were not even a handful of bands attempting to do what DYSRHYTHMIA were doing in music; setting new standards and helping to create a new movement within extreme metal all on their own. The band would gain even more prominence as part of the Relapse Records roster where not only members from DYSRYHTMIA (them of course being guitarist Kevin Hufnagel, bassist Colin Marston, and drummer Jeff Eber) would also be defined by their musical and playing fortitude, but said members would continue to make a name for themselves even further within such bands as Gorguts, Krallice, Vaura, Byla, and …Behold The Acrtopus.
Nonetheless, such accomplished musicians have once again come together to make a new album at a time where there seems to be a overbearing glut of bands attempting to prove their worth in some rat-race to see which band can outdo themselves in technical prowess or whatever. DYSRHYTHMIA’s “Test Of Submission” will singlehandedly prove this trio’s superiority. With ease.




Stream the record in full here: http://soundcloud.com/brooklynvegan/sets/dysrhythmia-test-of-submission

The band has copies of the LP with them on their current US tour. This band really must be seen live, no joke.


Sat 10.20.2012 Indianapolis, IN - The Piss Haus
Sun 10.21.2012 St Louis, MO - Fubar
Mon 10.22.2012 Lawrence, KS - Replay Lounge
Tue 10.23.2012 Denver, CO - Lion's Lair
Wed 10.24.2012 SLC, UT - Shred Shed
Fri 10.26.2012 Vancouver, BC - Iron Road Studios
Sat 10.27.2012 Seattle, WA - Highline
Sun 10.28.2012 Portland, OR - Rotture
Mon 10.29.2012 Arcata, CA - Jambalaya
Tue 10.30.2012 San Francisco, CA - Elbo Room
Wed 10.31.2012 Midcoast, CA - TBA
Thur 11.01.2012 LA area, CA - Los Globos
Fri 11.02.2012 Phoenix, AZ - Tempe Tavern
Sat 11.03.2012 Albuquerque, NM - Gasworks
Sun 11.04.2012 Midland, TX - Blue Max
Mon 11.05.2012 Austin, TX - Hotel Vegas
Tue 11.06.2012 Houston, TX - Walter's on Washington
Wed 11.07.2012 Little Rock, AR - Downtown Music
Thur 11.08.2012 Birmingham, AL - TBA
Fri 11.09.2012 Memphis, TN - The Buccaneer
Sat 11.10.2012 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Sun 11.11.2012 Columbia, SC - One Unit Art Space
Mon 11.12.2012 Raleigh, NC - Slim's Downtown
Tue 11.13.2012 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
Wed 11.14.2012 Baltimore, MD - Golden West
Thur 11.15.2012 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
Fri 11.16.2012 Long Branch, NJ - Brighton Bar
Sat 11.17.2012 Brooklyn, NY - Public Assembly

10.05.2012

A State of Perpetual Malaise and Procrastination

Apologies for the prolonged absence, but there are actually multiple projects currently in the works. Ashamedly, our facebook page gets updated much more frequently, just due to ease of use. Feel free to "like" that page to keep up with this bullshit. Or don't.

The production stage for the vinyl for Dysrhythmia's "Test of Submission" is in it's final stages. A couple rounds of test presses and communication black outs notwithstanding, we should see these slabs materialize as early as the second week of October. The CD has been out for a few weeks and the feedback has been outstanding for the album as well as their packed out record release show in Brooklyn last weekend.

Stream the record in full here: http://soundcloud.com/brooklynvegan/sets/dysrhythmia-test-of-submission

The band is gearing up for a full US tour at the end of the month, culminating with some shows on the East Coast with the almighty Loincloth. Check below for tour dates.

Dysrhythmia @ Saint Vitus, Brooklyn NY
















The next Nerve Altar release is already in production and on it's way. A split EP with Buffalo's Water Torture and thedowngoing from Australia. Noise infested bass violence collides with screeching grind assaults from down under in short incendiary bursts. Both bands have released excellent records recently, all available for free download via the usual sources as well as the bands themselves. This vinyl release will commemorate the US tour these two are about to embark on in the beginning of November, only to be joined on the road by the always stellar Cloud Rat. Test presses have been approved and packaging is almost completed, so things are on track for the bands to have these with them by the Brooklyn date of the tour.

Sneak peek at the Water Torture/thedowngoing EP artwork






















That should wrap up 2012 for Nerve Altar. The only other possible project on the horizon would be a vanity piece, a vinyl version of Defeatist's first full length 'Sixth Extinction' which only saw a CD release. A very short run, only to satiate the completist and truly shitheaded.





DYSRHYTHMIA US TOUR DATES
10/17 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
10/18 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
10/19 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle (w/YAKUZA, Yakuza Record Release Show)
10/20 – Indianapolis, IN -@ The Piss Haus
10/21 – St Louis, MO @ Fubar
10/22 – Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
10/23 – Denver, CO @ Lion’s Lair
10/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Shred Shed
10/26 – Vancouver, BC @ TBA (w/Dog Shredder)
10/27 – Seattle, WA @ Highline (w/Dog Shredder)
10/28 – Portland, OR @ Rotture (w/Dog Shredder)
10/29 – Arcata, CA @ Alibi (w/Dog Shredder)
10/30 – San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room (w/Dog Shredder)
11/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos (w/Dog Shredder)
11/02 – Phoenix, AZ @ Tempe Tavern (w/Dog Shredder)
11/03 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Gasworks
11/04 – Midland, TX @ Blue Max (w/Barring Teeth)
11/05 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas (w/Barring Teeth)
11/06 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s (w/Barring Teeth)
11/07 – Little Rock, AR @ White Water Tavern (w/Rwake)
11/08 – TBA
11/09 – Memphis, TN @ The Buccaneer
11/10 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
11/11 – TBA
11/12 – Raleigh, NC  @ Slim’s Downtown
11/13 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
11/14 – Baltimore, MD @ Golden West
11/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
11/16 – New Jersey @ Brighton Bar (w/Loincloth)
11/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Public Assembly (w/Loincloth)

WATER TORTURE/THEDOWNGOING US TOUR DATES
11/8 Rochester, NY-TBA

11/9 Ithaca, NY
11/10 Boston, MA
11/11 Brooklyn, NY
11/12 New Brunswick, NJ - TBA
11/13 Philly, PA
11/14th Pittsburgh
11/15 Baltimore
11/16 Washington D.C
11/17 Richmond-TBA
11/18 Raleigh, NC-TBA
11/19 Athens- TBA W/gripe
11/20 Nashville- TBA
11/21 Dayton, OH
11/22 Grand rapids, MI w/Coud Rat
11/23 Chicago, IL w/Coud Rat
11/24 Madison, WI w/Coud Rat
11/25 Minneapolis, MN w/Coud Rat
(thedowngoing continues on w/Coud Rat until 12/16 - dates forthcoming)

ONLY WATER TORTURE
11/26 Milwaukee, WI
11/27 Lima, OH


5.01.2012

Modern Vision of the Erect Nightmare

Honored to announce that Gas Chamber "Modern Vision of the Erect Nightmare" EP is now available to buy or stream on Nerve Altar.

Gas Chamber emerges from the murky depths of the rusted end times to unleash "The Modern Vision of the Erect Nightmare". Pushing the boundaries of their dark vision even further by integrating their experimental side more directly into their compositions, this 13 minute piece wraps itself around both sides of a 7" EP with a vicious grip. A multi faceted wretch that heaves itself through ashen swamps and apocalyptic sinkholes of dark powerviolence and twisted grim noise. Soundscapes of mechanical clicks and groans give way to bass driven crusty anthems only to retreat back into caves of filth and the tortured agonizing screams of the truly damned. These are the cursed days. For fanatics only.

Stream avail here: http://nervealtar.bandcamp.com/album/modern-vision-of-the-erect-nightmare




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Gas Chamber "Modern Vision of the Erect Nightmare" EP
Limited to 500 copies
Available now on Nerve Altar

Bonus: Video from the Modern Vision release show in Buffalo. Three separate sets that include integrated noise sets on homemade gear concluding with the entirety of "Modern Vision of the Erect Nightmare".

Part 1:


Part 2:


Part 3:

3.08.2012

New Store, Old Records

Started a new store for Nerve Altar as the last one was becoming limiting. Please check it out here:http://nervealtar.storenvy.com/

Also found some lost copies of the Defeatist "In Praise of False Hope" EPs in a box. Previously released by Chainsaw Safety, the covers were originally hand screened but the screens were destroyed long ago. These copies have slightly altered artwork with laser printed covers. Note that all of these tracks also appear on the "Sharp Blade Sinks Deep Into Dull Minds" comp CD on Willowtip.










These are also available in the NA store. Thanks.

3.02.2012

Dephosphorus Axiom LPs in stock

Copies of the Dephosphorus "Axiom" Gatefold LP are now in the distro. Killer record! Higher price due to import costs. Check out the record here:http://dephosphorus.bandcamp.com/album/axiom

























From 7Degrees: "The debut of Greece's Dephosphorus combines astral blasts, stellar grooves and spaced out soundscapes into a very own and unique experience of extreme music. The artwork crafted by Viral Graphics masterly underlines the band's cosmic concept."

Limited quantity in stock.


Gas Chamber delivered the art and audio masters for the "Modern Vision of the Erect Nightmare" EP. Should go out to press next week. Trying to get this released for their tour preceding their appearance at Chaos In Tejas.


2.01.2012

General Numbness

Apologies for the lack of updates but the abundance google accounts and general tunnel vision dominate and confuse my state of being at all times.

Defeatist "Tyranny Of Decay" LPs have been out for a while now with orders shipping promptly. The last Defeatist show was in Brooklyn on December 17 2011. You can see pics along with snappy anonymous comments here:

Gross, right?

Sayyadina review in Decibel this month. Will post a pic this week. Still not sure what it will take to get a review for the D.E.R. record.

D.E.R. has a bunch of shit going on, new recordings, etc. Really the best grind band that no one has heard. Check them out here:

Next up will be a project with the mighty Gas Chamber. More info soon.

Defeatist CDs are super cheap right now at the Nerve Altar store.