Pelagic Records The Ocean | Nebra | God is an Astronaut | Abraham | Earthship | Kruger | Lo! | Coilguns | Khoma | Kunz | Hypno5e | EF | Family Mon, 08 Feb 2016 22:31:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 New HYPNO5E album coming February 19th! Tue, 08 Dec 2015 11:08:41 +0000
We’re stoked to announce the release of the new HYPNO5E album Shores Of The Abstract Line on February 19, 2016!
Shores of the Abstract Line is a dreamily muscular response to the deep feelings of yearning and displacement which burn within us. Latin influences blend seamlessly with riff-driven prog, to form a heady and heavy concoction that toys with the accepted modes and structures of progressive music. A truly mind-blowing album!
The album comes as a 2xLP in a gatefold jacket, and in a cross-shaped CD digipak printed with special metallic. Preorders up now at the above links!
The vinyl version of the band’s seminal 2nd album “Acid Mist Tomorrow” is now available for preorder as well!
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THE OLD WIND – Feast On Your Gone VINYL – 3rd pressing available soon! Sat, 28 Nov 2015 18:03:51 +0000

The 3rd pressing for THE OLD WIND’s debut LP “Feast On Your Gone” will be available mid January. You can already preorder it HERE.

This pressing comes in standard sleeves and black vinyl. The first and 2nd pressing came with silk-screen printed cover artwork and on clear and red vinyl; these are sold out.


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CULT OF LUNA – “Eternal Music” LP – 2nd pressing Fri, 27 Nov 2015 22:51:15 +0000

The 2nd pressing of CULT OF LUNA’s “Eternal Music” LP will be available from January 29th! Preorder now.

Eternal Music is the music-only part of audio book / DVD Eviga Riket, which was originally released independently by the band in 2010. Eviga Riket continues the story of Holger Nilsson, who lived in the 1920s and who first lost his family and then his mind.

While the DVD that came with the book was oscillating between text readings and music, the vinyl release of Eternal Music is excluding the readings, and emphasizing the music – laden with sadness and melancholy, these rather quiet tunes are closer to soundtrack-music then to the band’s usual sonic realms. While Eviga Riket was without doubt a fascinating experience, listening to the music in one go, without interrupting text readings, is a new and entirely different experience.

1st pressing – 500 copies on special mix-coloured gold / black vinyl and 500 copies on black vinyl (180 gram). These came with silk-screen print in PVC bags and are sold out.

2nd pressing – 500 copies on clear vinyl in standard sleeve.

Preorder now!


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CULT OF LUNA and THE OLD WIND to release split EP! Thu, 26 Nov 2015 01:38:17 +0000

We’re stoked to announce part 2 of the PELAGIC SPLIT SERIES: This time 2 of Sweden’s heaviest players team up: CULT OF LUNA are covering AMEBIX, while THE OLD WIND, comprised of members of Breach and The Ocean, contribute 2 brand new songs.

The title of the EP, Råångest, means “raw anxiety” in Swedish. LA-based German artist Florian Bertmer drew the cover which perfectly reflects this state of mind… the sheer walls of well, from the perspective of someone trapped at the bottom of it.

 Råångest will be released on January 29th, 2016 – but the preorder for CD and VINYL is up already, and if you live in Europe, you should have your record before Christmas! Don’t tell anyone!

And here’s a little teaser to make your mouth water :-)


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PELAGIC RECORDS sign LA’s SILVER SNAKES! Tue, 17 Nov 2015 13:04:33 +0000

We’re happy to announce the signing of Southern California’s rising underground alternative rock band SILVER SNAKES. The band could already be seen in Europe supporting Pianos Become The Teeth last year, and the band will be supporting Coheed An Cambria and Glassjaw in February / March 2015, in the US. Their new, 3rd full length album “Saboteur” is due for a February 2016 release through Pelagic Records in Europe.

SILVER SNAKES are premiering the first track off “Saboteur” today through Brooklyn Vegan. The preorder for “Saboteur” on vinyl” and “Saboteur on CD” is already up.

Following the success their sophomore record, Year of the Snake, Los Angeles’ Silver Snakes forges down a darker path with radical turns on their forthcoming record Saboteur. The band, comprised of Alex Estrada (vocals), Mike Trujillo (bass), Jeremiah Bignell (guitar) and Garrett Harney (drums), continues their evolution of sound by incorporating influences of ‘90’s industrial and elements of doom metal into their post-hardcore sound. The result is cathartic and innovative. Heavy, stabbing riffs crescendo into massive walls of guitars that give way to atmospheric and at times ethereal moments of calm that relay underlying messages of sabotage and deception.

Saboteur is a record summed up by its title. It’s about sabotage, it’s about using direct action to accomplish a goal,” Estrada explains. “It can be applied to many situations: Personal, Political etc. It’s about having the passion to do absolutely whatever it takes to make a point even if it’s potentially harmful.”

Thematic elements of sabotage are felt throughout the record and relatable to listeners, including on their new song “Raindance,” which speaks to the manipulation in relationships.

“”Raindance” was one of the first songs written for the record,” Estrada says. “It’s the follow up track to a song we previously released called “Sundance” which was about being caught up in abusive relationships. “Raindance” is about taking the plunge into new endeavors only to have voices from the past show up to steer you elsewhere. It’s the balance between sides, the person being torn down and the voice of negativity all speaking at once.”

Silver Snakes’ impending release also marks the beginning of their relationship with Coheed and Cambria guitarist/singer Claudio Sanchez’s label Evil Ink Records, who recently signed the band for the US, while Pelagic Records is taking care of Europe.

“We are really happy to be working with Pelagic Records for the release of ‘Saboteur'”, Estrada comments. “They have released records by some bands that have been highly influential on us over the years including Cult Of Luna and The Ocean Collective. The label has a strong work ethic and attention to detail and we are very excited to see what the future holds.”

Stay tuned for “Saboteur” and follow the band at for additional updates.

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THE OCEAN stream new song “The Quiet Observer” Sat, 10 Oct 2015 11:01:26 +0000

THE OCEAN have premiered their new song  “The Quiet Observer”, taken off their upcoming split EP “Transcendental” with MONO. Please click on your country’s respective link…. and spread it like a rash!!!

USA: Metal Sucks

UK: Prog / TeamRock
GERMANY: Metal Hammer
SWEDEN: Close Up Magazine
FINLAND: Inferno
NORWAY: Metal Hammer
ITALY: Rockerilla
PORTUGAL: Music & Riots
SPAIN: Rock Zone
GREECE: Rocking.Gr

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“Transcendental” vinyl have arrived :-) Sat, 10 Oct 2015 10:42:32 +0000 0 PELAGIC STARTER PACKS – Get 3 or 5 Pelagic CDs for really cheap! Sat, 19 Sep 2015 14:11:34 +0000

PELAGIC STARTER packs are now available. 3 CDs for the price of one (12€), or 5 CDs for just 17€ – a great chance to discover some of our bands that you might not know yet!

CDs will be randomly picked by whoever is packing your parcel.

3 CD starter pack: get it HERE.

5 CD starter pack: get it HERE.

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MONO & THE OCEAN to release split EP “Transcendental” in October! Mon, 14 Sep 2015 11:58:44 +0000

We’re excited to announce the release of “Transcendental”, a split EP with MONO and The Ocean, right in time for their European tour together!

The EP is featuring 1 new track by each band. Mono contribute an 11-minutes track entitled “Death In Reverse”. The Ocean’s track is entitled “The Quiet Observer” and is 13 minutes in length.

The preorder for vinyl and for CDs is up now!


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TANGLED THOUGHTS OF LEAVING – full album stream on Arctic Drones & new live video! Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:43:21 +0000

Has everyone listened to Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving’s FULL ALBUM STREAM at Arctic Drones yet? Seriously, go check out this album if you haven’t already… you will regret it if you don’t, and that’s a promise!

The band have released a live clip of the song “Downbeat”, filmed at their performance at Dunk! Festival this year. Immerse in this 18 minutes beast of a song at the link below!

Here’s a new interview with the band on Echoes And Dust, who have also written a rave review about the album.


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Galvano vinyl have arrived! Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:50:37 +0000

look at these beauties! Golden vinyl with black haze. Ltd. to 250 copies. Get your hands on one of these now, before it’s too late! HERE‘s your chance…

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PELAGIC RECORDS to release IMPLORE’s debut album “Depopulation” in September! Tue, 14 Jul 2015 10:23:08 +0000

It’s a bit hard to pin down where IMPLORE​ are really from. The band members live mainly in Hamburg these days, but lead vocalist and bass player Gabriel Dubko was born in Argentina, and has lived in Barcelona, LA and Hamburg. Heaven Shall Burn​’s Christian Bass played drums for the band, as well as Suffocation​’s Kevin Talley.

The band’s first EP “Black Knell“ was furiously celebrated in the grindcore and crust scene and instantly opened up a lot of doors and touring opportunities for the band, with shows opening for Nails​ and Festivals like Obscene Extreme​ & Fluff​.

„Depopulation“ is the first album of this very young band, that in its less than 2 years of existence has already toured Europe several time, as well as the US and even Mexico. The band recorded with Earthship​’s Jan Oberg at his Hidden Planet studios in Berlin, and Christian Bass from Heaven Shall Burn behind the drumkit once more. The album’s 16 tracks clock in at just under 30 minutes: „Depopulation“ has everything you want a solid grindcore album to have: gnarly riffs, super fast blast beat attacks, harsh, feisty vocals and that particular Swedish guitar tone we all love so much.

Make sure to catch the band live when they come near you, and we promise you that it won’t be long: IMPLORE are already in the process of planning their next European tours. Now listen to the EP “Black Knell” to wetten your appetite for “Depopulation”.

track listing “Depopulation”:

1. Epicyte / Parasite
2. Sentenced
3. Thousand Generations
4. Homo-Consumens
5. Hegelian Dialectic
6. Cadaves On Parade
7. Hoax
8. Anthropocentric Selfishness
9. Iscariote
10. Neo Luddite
11. Ruthless Conspiracy
12. Bohemian Grove
13. Intrincated Scapegoat
14. Inexorable Malignancy

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GALVANO’s “Trail Of The Serpent” LP coming out on July 10th! Sun, 17 May 2015 23:18:02 +0000

Here’s a fine record to fuck up your summer! From the deepest, nastiest recesses of Gothenburg comes crushing Swedish sludge duo Galvano. 4 heavy-hitting tracks full of of epic riffing and tantalizing drumming, each of them reaching and stretching past the 10-minutes mark. But you will not find the slow, surging buildups that have become so typical in today’s post- genres, in Galvano’s lengthy compositions: this album is a refreshingly diversified ode to the power of the riff… a record that will inevtiably make you move, and what better could guitar music do to you?

ltd. edition of 250 copies on golden wax with black haze. Preorder now HERE !!!


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We’re happy to announce that we finally received the KLONE and TAKA vinyl last week. All preorders have either already shipped, or will ship this week! If you want to know why some of our recent vinyl productions have been delayed, read THIS ARTICLE!

“there are indicators that the majors are actively trying to secure substantial vinyl production capacity at the remaining pressing plants. How? By paying in advance… If this is the case – and the pressing plants are denying it – it would mean that the majors are attempting to buy their way into an industry that they played a significant role in destroying.”

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new MONO T-shirts by Emi Kanazawa! Fri, 08 May 2015 21:20:10 +0000

these beautiful new MONO shirts are available now, designed by Emi Kanazawa. Printed on Gildan soft style shirts. Get them HERE. Girl shirts available HERE!

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The Ocean tote bags! Fri, 08 May 2015 20:30:21 +0000

we have nice “Winged Octopus” tote bags in stock now!

get them HERE



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MONO to release 2xCD Photo-book with stunning photographies from the “Last Dawn / Rays Of Darkness” Tour! Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:54:22 +0000

Right in time for the start of their 2nd European tour in support of the band’s 2014 double-album ‘The Last Dawn’ / ‘Rays Of Darkness’, MONO will release a limited edition photo-book featuring 100

pages of black and white photography by Chinese photographer Muto, taken during the band’s October 2014 Asian tour. Limited to just 800 hand-numbered copies, the photo-book will be wrapped in a slick linen cover with blind embossing. The book also comes with 2 CDs of live recordings from their last European tour.

“We wanted to make this release even more special, so we decided to reveal some sounds from the tour along with the images“, states Taka. „The live recordings were done during our last European tour in November and December 2014. Our live sound engineer recorded all of the 26 shows in 15 countries. The quality of the audio material represents MONO appropriately. We are a live band that uses no gimmicks, and that’s exactly what these recordings reveal; live as the sound was captured — no edits, no overdubs.“



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MONO’s guitar player TAKA GOTO to release solo album! Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:50:21 +0000

We are proud to release Takaakira “Taka” Goto’s first solo album ‘Classical Punk and Echoes Under the Beauty’ on April 24/27 in Europe!

The album was originally written and recorded in 2003, but was never completed and ready for general release. „I wasn’t actually thinking about sharing this album with anyone at the time. It didn’t sound like MONO, so I left it as a trail to my envisioned world, as my personal collection“, Taka explains. The tracks sank into oblivion as Taka focused on Mono (Japan).

Now, in 2015, they appear like a melancholic relict of the past… a relict much too precious and too authentic to be polished up – and hence, Taka decided to simply master these tracks, and to release them as they were, in their raw, slightly shop-worn beauty.

Much like the album title insinuates, his music carries the dignity and grandeur of classical music, with its big orchestrations of piano and strings… yet at the same time, there is the rawness and the high-energy impact of punk rock, with wails of electric guitars and shrouds of noise.

Available formats:
ltd. edition clear vinyl with black haze (ltd. to 250 copies), solid white vinyl (ltd. to 500 copies)
black vinyl, CD (digipak), digital


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PELAGIC RECORDS sign KLONE Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:48:48 +0000

12 years after their debut release, KLONE, hailing from central France, are back with their 6th studio effort: “Here Comes The Sun” shows a mature rock band whose musical universe has expanded over the years. The band’s metal roots have slowly but confidently given way to an ethereal rock sound, substantially vintage but modern in sound and delivery; driven by heavy riffing as much as by delay-soaked guitar-reverie and careful vocal melodies…
Klone have opened for bands like Gojira, King’s X and Orphaned Land, and have played the main stage at Hellfest. “Here Comes The Sun” is the album that will see Klone be thrust into the limelight. It’s just too good to be ignored! But check it out for yourself and take a first listen HERE.

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Lo!’s ‘Orca’ clip is the “most visually striking video of the year”, according to Metal Injection! Mon, 23 Feb 2015 21:26:24 +0000

Lo! have recently stirred up quite a fuzz with a video for the track “Orca”, off this EP. NoiseyDecibel and Metal Hammer have premiered the clip, and Metal Injection have called it the “most visually striking video of the year”.

Check it out if you haven’t seen this orgy in pink already!

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