Tuesday, July 15, 2014

NIHILL - Grønd 2xLP

GRØND, chapter two in a trilogy, is an album wholly developed through a process of withering abstraction. The instrumentation renders a forceful merging of massive celestial bodies, each a whirling cacophony of inter-dimensional conjuring. After digesting the lyrics in accordance, what used to sound like the swinging of a pendulum, rather depicts a birth of an unknowable origin... a spectral and magnetic void. Nihill, an outfit firmly entrenched in the European underground, travels freely from one metal sub-genre to the next, effectively dispensing with the notion of a genre specific work all together.

The reflexive nature with which Nihill makes these connections puts them beyond the boundaries of simple categorization. GRØND is at once: black metal, drone, doom, noise, and even hints at martial industrialism; arriving at something resembling mechanistic dark ambient as much as traditional black metal. If this unique work need suffer comparison for the sake of cognition, Nihill's nearest contemporaries are the likes of Blut Aus Nord, Deathspell Omega and the more obtuse of America's own Leviathan.

Moreover, rather than confining the moods and ideas therein to the nullifying constructs of a conventional metal record, GRØND offers the listener the opportunity to perceive things beyond physicality, an experience closer to metaphysical awakening than base entertainment. Into the void indeed....

First vinyl pressing
Limited to 600

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

New Records and Merch from GODFLESH, & THE AUSTERITY PROGRAM!

It's a big week for drum machines!

J K Broadrick's most-recognized band, the influential and innovative GODFLESH- who formed in 1988 with bassist Ben Green, disbanded in 2002 and reformed in 2010 - present Decline & Fall 4 brand new tracks on a 23 minute mini album.
These industrial metal titans pick up right where they left off with more pummeling beats and distortion.

Over a decade and a half of playing together and now the band puts out their best release. The humor is much bleaker, the musical range is a lot sharper, and the drum machine is really well beyond its natural limits. It took four years to write and was put on tape over a week and a half in November 2013. They took the trouble to record it as clearly as they could so that you can listen to it at absolute top volume.
If you like Godflesh and Big Black, this will tickle your eardrums just right.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

New Records and Merch from BOTCH, CAVE IN, and KHLYST!

Botch - An Anthology of Dead Ends 12
An Anthology of Dead Ends 12" 
- Web Exclusive Black & Blue vinyl!
BOTCH - Limited Edition mineral wash t-shirt
Limited Edition mineral wash T-shirt
Botch - Unifying Themes Redux 2xLP
Unifying Themes Redux 2xLP
- Web Exclusive Clear Orange vinyl!
BOTCH - Limited Edition windbreaker
Limited Edition windbreaker
Cave In - Jupiter LP+12
Jupiter LP+12"
- Web Exclusive Clear vinyl!
Cave In - halo of flies t-shirt
Halo of Flies t-shirt
(not new, but it's awesome) 
Khlyst - Chaos Is My Name LP
Chaos Is My Name LP
- Web Exclusive Black / Silver vinyl!
Khlyst - Chaos T-shirt
Chaos T-shirt

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

New FLOOR - Oblation 2xLP, CD, Cassette, HELMS ALEE / YOUNG WIDOWS split LP

New releases in the Hydra Head Shop!

FLOOR - Oblation
2xLP, CD, and Cassette
(Season of Mist)

Miami rock juggernaut FLOOR returns with 'Oblation', their first new album in over 10 years. The follow-up to their ground-breaking, cult-classic, self-titled album, 'Oblation' delivers on the highest of expectations. From start to finish, the drop-tuned, down-tempo trio mine the power of the riff, their signature melodies, and patented "bomb-string" attack. Instant FLOOR classics like "War Party", "Sister Sophia", "Find Away" and the title track prove beyond doubt that FLOOR 2014 is their legacy writ large and that the band is as vital as ever.

HELMS ALEE / YOUNG WIDOWS - Split LP (Sargent House)

Longtime friends and tour mates Helms Alee & Young Widows are taking their camaraderie to the next level, as they announce their first split release together along with upcoming tour dates. The 12” features 3 songs from each band, pressed on limited edition blue and White Sea colored vinyl. Cover art by Andrew Cox

Saturday, April 19, 2014


We would just like to say that if you missed out on one of our RSD releases DO NOT PAY EXTRA FOR IT ON EBAY.
Just wait until June (that's all we can say right now).
Please spread the word.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

RSD 2014 Store List

Alright, punks, Record Store Day is this Saturday. Get out your sunscreen or parka (depending on location) and get ready to blow your tax refund on these bangers!

BOTCH - Unifying Themes Redux 2xLP
CAVE IN - Jupiter LP+12"
KHLYST - Chaos Is My Name LP

Here is a list of US stores that have ordered through our distributor. All stores will have at least one copy of each of our 2014 RSD titles, unless otherwise noted.

- This list does NOT include stores that ordered through one-stops, so check with your local store to see if they will have what you want.

(Stores: Not listed but have our titles? Tweet at us and we will add you to the list - twitter.com/hydrahead )

1-2-3-4 Go! Records - Oakland, CA
2nd Avenue Records - Portland, OR
AEC HQ - Sunrise, FL (Botch, Cave In)
AFK Books - Virginia Beach, VA (Botch, Cave In)
Albums On The Hill - Boulder, CO
Amoeba Music - Berkeley, CA
Amoeba Music - Hollywood, CA
Amoeba Music - San Francisco, CA
Angelo's CD's & Tapes - Aurora, CO
Angry Mom Records - Ithaca, NY (Botch, Cave In)
Aquarius Records - San Francisco, CA
Armageddon Shop - Providence, RI
Attic Record Store - Pittsburgh, PA
Baker & Taylor - Charlotte, NC (Botch, Cave In)
Bananas Records - St. Petersburg, FL (Khlyst)
Better Days Records - Louisville, KY
Bleecker Street Records New York, NY (Botch, Cave In)
Blue Groove Soundz - Sarasota, FL
BooBoo Records - San Luis Obispo, CA
Bop Shop Records - Rochester, NY
Bull Moose Music - Portland, ME
Cactus Music - Houston, TX
Canterbury Records - Pasadena, CA
Carrot Top - Chicago, IL
CD Alley - Chapel Hill, NC
CD Central - Lexington, KY (Botch, Cave In)
CD World - Eugene, OR (Botch, Cave In)
Chaz's Bull City Records - Durham, NC (Botch, Cave In)
Cheapo Discs - St Paul, MN (Botch, Cave In)
Co-op Records - Clinton, IA (Botch, Cave In)
Criminal Records - Atlanta, GA
Crooked Beat - Arlington, VA (Botch, Cave In)
Culture Clash - Toledo, OH (Botch, Cave In)
Culture Shock Records - Rockford, IL
Daddy Kool - St. Petersburg, FL
Darkside Records & Gallery - Poughkeepsie, NY (Botch, Cave In)
Dave's Records - Chicago, IL
Deadbeat Records - Moscow, ID (Botch)
Dearborn Music - Dearborn, MI (Botch, Cave In)
Deep Search Records - Ponte Vedra, FL (Botch)
Dimple Records - Sacramento, CA
Disc Exchange - Knoxville, TN (Botch, Cave In)
Disc Go Round - Corpus Christi, TX (Botch, Cave In)
Down in the Valley - Golden Valley, MN (Botch, Cave In)
Ear Candy - Missoula, MT
Ear Wax - Madison, WI
Earwax Records - Brooklyn, NY (Botch, Cave In)
Easy Street Records - West Seattle, WA (Botch, Cave In)
Electric Fetus - Minneapolis, MN (Botch)
Encore Music - Austin, TX
End of An Ear - Austin, TX
Error Records - Champaign, IL
Everyday Music - Portland, OR
Exile on Main Street - Champaign, IL
Extreme Noise Records - Minneapolis, MN
Finder's Records and Tapes - Bowling Green, OH (Botch, Cave In)
Fingerprints - Long Beach, CA
Flat Black and Circular - East Lansing, MI (Botch, Cave In)
Fond Object - Nashville, TN (Cave In)
For The Record - Chattanooga, TN
Forever Young - Grand Prairie, TX
Freakbeat Records - Sherman Oaks, CA (Cave In, Khlyst)
Future Shock - Portland, OR (Cave In)
Fuzz Records - Albany, NY
Gallery of Sound HQ - Wilkes-Barre, PA
Generation Records - New York, NY
Going Underground - Bakersfield, CA (Botch, Cave In)
Goner Records - Memphis, TN (Cave In)
Good Records - Dallas, TX
Graveface - Savannah, GA
Graywhale Entertainment - Taylorsville, UT
Grimey's - Nashville, TN
Guestroom Records - Norman, OK
Guestroom Records - Louisville, KY
Guestroom Records - Oklahoma City, OK
Harvest Records - Asheville, NC
Hear Again Music and Movies - Gainesville, FL
Hi-Voltage Records - Tacoma, WA (Botch)
Hill & Dale Records - Washington, DC
Hitt Records - Columbia, MO (Cave In)
Homer's Records - Omaha, NE (Botch, Cave In)
Horizon - Greenville, SC
Hot Poop - Walla Walla, WA (Botch, Cave In)
House of Records - Eugene, OR (Botch, Cave In)
In Living Stereo - New York, NY
Independent Records - Colorado Spring, CO
Indy CD and Vinyl - Indianapolis, IN (Botch, Cave In)
Jackpot Records - Portland, OR
Jupiter Records - Wilmington, DE
Ka-CHUNK Records - Annapolis, MD (Botch, Cave In)
Lakeshore Record Exchange - Rochester, NY (Botch, Cave In)
Landlocked Music - Bloomington, IN (Botch, Cave In)
Laurie's Planet of Sound - Chicago, IL (Botch, Cave In)
Long in the Tooth - Philadelphia, PA
Love Garden Sounds - Lawrence, KS
Luna Music - Indianapolis, IN
Lunchbox - Charlotte, NC
M-Theory - San Diego, CA (Botch, Cave In)
Magnoliathunderpussy - Columbus, OH (Botch, Cave In)
Main Street Music - Philadelphia, PA
Melody Supreme - Earlysville, VA
Mills Record Company - Kansas City, MO
Mojo Books and Music - Tampa, FL (Botch, Cave In)
Monster Music & Movies - Nashville, TN
Music Millennium - Portland, OR
My Mind's Eye - Lakewood, OH
Neat Neat Neat Records and Music - Fort Wayne, IN
NeedleDrop Records - Rochester, NY (Botch, Cave In)
Newbury Comics HQ - Brighton, MA
Nice Price Books Raleigh, NC (Cave In)
No Idea Distribution - Gainesville, FL (Botch, Cave In)
Norman's Sound and Vision - Brooklyn, NY (Cave In)
Orange Records - Fargo, ND
Other Music - New York, NY
Park Ave. CD's - Orlando, FL
Permanent Records - Brooklyn, NY
Plan 9 HQ - Richmond, VA
Porchlight Coffee & Records - Seattle, WA (Botch, Cave In)
Port of Sound Record Shoppe - Costa Mesa, CA
Princeton Record Exchange - Princeton, NJ
Pure Pop Records - Williston, VT
Radio-Active Records - Fort Lauderdale, FL (Botch, Cave In)
Ragged Records - Davenport, IA (Botch, Khlyst)
Rainbow Records  - Barrington, IL (Botch)
Rainy Day Records - Olympia, WA (Botch, Cave In)
Ramalama Records - Toledo, OH
Rasputin Music HQ - Berkeley, CA (Cave In)
Reckless Records - Loop - Chicago, IL
Reckless Records - Wicker Park - Chicago, IL
Reckless Records - Broadway - Chicago, IL
Record Collector - Iowa City, IA
Record Exchange - Boise, ID
Red Onion Records - Washington, DC (Botch, Cave In)
Redscroll Records - Wallingford, CT
Repo Records - Philadelphia, PA (Botch, Cave In)
Retrofit Records - Tallahassee, FL (Khlyst)
Revolver - Pensacola, FL (Botch)
Rhino Records - Claremont, CA (Botch, Cave In)
Rough Trade - Brooklyn, NY (Botch, Cave In)
Salzer's - Ventura, CA
Schoolkids Records of NC - Raleigh, NC
Scotti's - Summit, NJ (Botch, Cave In)
Seasick Records - Birmingham, AL (Botch, Cave In)
Shake It - Cincinatti, OH
Silver Platters - Seattle, WA
Siren Records - Doylestown, PA
Size Records - Oklahoma City, OK
Skully'z Recordz - New Orleans, LA (Botch, Cave In)
Sonic Boom Records - Seattle, WA
Sorry State Records - Carrboro, NC
SOS Music - Manhattan, KS (Botch, Cave In)
Sound Cat Records - Pittsburgh, PA (Botch, Cave In)
Sound Exchange - Houston, TX
Sound Garden - Baltimore, MD
Soundburst Audio - Layton, UT (Cave In)
Sounds Good Music - Port St. Lucie, FL
Speakertree Records - Lynchburg, VA (Cave In)
Spektrum Muzik - Wichita, KS (Botch, Cave In)
Spinnaker Records - Hyannis, MA
Spiral Scratch Records - Kenmore, NY (Botch, Khlyst)
Spoonful Records - Columbus, OH
Square Records - Akron, OH
Starship Records & Tapes - Tulsa, OK
Static Age Records - Asheville, NC
Stinkweeds - Phoenix, AZ
Street Corner Music - Oak Park, MI (Cave In)
Streetlight - San Jose, CA (Botch, Cave In)
Streetlight - Santa Cruz, CA
Strictly Discs - Madison, WI
Sugarcube Records - Covington, KY (Botch, Cave In)
Superfly's Lone Star Music - San Marcos, TX
Sweat Records - Miami, FL
T-BONES - Hattiesburg, MS (Cave In)
The Exclusive Co. - Oshkosh, WI
The Groove - Nashville, TN
The Record Room - Scottsdale, AZ (Botch, Cave In)
The Telegraph - New London, CT (Cave In)
Toad Hall Books & Records - Rockford, IL
Tonevendor - St. Augustine, FL (Cave In)
Transcontinent Record Sales - Buffalo, NY (Khlyst)
Treehouse Records - Minneapolis, MN (Botch, Cave In)
Trust Fall Records & Coffee - Grayling, MI (Cave In)
Twist & Shout Denver, CO
Underground Sounds - Ann Arbor, MI (Botch, Cave In)
URP Music Distributors - Nashville, TN (Botch, Cave In)
Used Kids - Columbus, OH
Vertigo - Grand Rapids, MI
Vinal Edge - Houston, TX
Vintage Vinyl - Fords, NJ
Vinyl Daze Records - Virginia Beach, VA (Botch, Cave In)
Vinyl Rescue Project - Greenwood, IN (Botch, Cave In)
Von's Records - West Lafayette, IN (Botch, Cave In)
Waiting Room Records - Normal, IL (Botch, Cave In)
Wall of Sound - Seattle, WA (Khlyst)
Waterloo - Austin, TX
Wax N' Facts - Atlanta, GA (Botch, Cave In)
Wax Trax Main Store - Denver, CO
We Got The Beats - Oakland Park, FL
Woodstock Music Shop - Woodstock, NY (Khlyst)
Wuxtry Records - Athens, GA
Young Ones - Kutztown, PA
Zia Records Exchange - Phoenix, AZ
ZZZ Records - Des Moines, IA (Khlyst)

Friday, March 21, 2014

Record Store Day 2014

It's official. Hydra Head's Record Store Day 2014 releases are coming to blow the dust out of your speakers that have been feebly emitting the subtle sounds of your significant other's soft rock samplers. Here comes hardcore heaviness.

BOTCH - Unifying Themes Redux 2xLP
CAVE IN - Jupiter LP+12"
KHLYST - Chaos Is My Name LP