Negative Space – Hard, Heavy, Mean & Evil LP (ROCK058-V-1)

Negative Space Hard Heavy Mean Evil LPNegative Space – Hard, Heavy, Mean & Evil LP. First official vinyl reissue of ultra-rare 1970 New Jersey underground basement psych rocker. Ultra-rare original pressings on the Castle label are impossible to find and demand huge sums on the collector market when one does happen to turn up. The sound is raw primitive distorted rock ‘n roll in it’s purest form, inspired by the likes of Cream, Blue Cheer, Jimi Hendrix, Nazz, Illusion, Steppenwolf and others. This limited edition reissue is  a near exact replica of the original record cover and labels. Included is a full size color insert with photos and liner notes from Negative Space guitarist, Rob Russen. Coming in early 2015!

Winterhawk – Revival LP (ROCK053-V-1)

Winterhawk Revival LPWinterhawk – Revival LP (ROCK053-V-1). First ever vinyl reissue of all-time classic hard rock guitar private press record from 1982. Winterhawk were a 70s hard rock band from the Chicago area featuring guitarist Jordan Macarus. However, they didn’t manage to release their first album until 1982 when the band was on it’s last legs. Compact Disc reissues have been around since the 90s, but here is the long awaited vinyl reissue with original song order and packaging.

Icecross – 1 LP (ROCK052-V-1)

Icecross CDIcecross – 1 LP (ROCK052-V-1). First official vinyl reissue of rare early 70s underground Icelandic hard rock record seemingly influenced by groups like Black Sabbath and Blue Oyster Cult, but retaining their own unique style and approach. Includes insert liner notes, lyrics and photos and a poster!

Icecross – 1 CD (ROCK051-V-2)

Icecross CDIcecross – 1 CD (ROCK051-V-2). 40th anniversary first official reissue of 1973 Icelandic hard rock underground monster that’s been the target of collectors for at least two decades! Carefully remastered for pristine sound that lays waste to all the bootlegs that have come before. 12-page booklet with liner notes, clippings and photographs. After several years of hounding band members we are very happy to finally be able to bring you the first official reissue of this legendary gem.

Icecross possess a unique dark sound which reveals influences ranging from Sabbath to Crimson to Blue Oyster Cult and beyond all melded together in such a way to form their distinct Icecross style. Considered proto-metal by many, though they don’t achieve this with a typical smash your face approach. Instead, Icecross unleash some killer inventive guitar sounds by way of Leslie speakers combined with ominous effected bass lines and splendid use of bow to create a perfect dark heavy guitar album. One of the few, if not the only, Icelandic band inspired by Sabbath at that time.

For fans of Leaf Hound, Blue Cheer, Elias Hulk, Iron Claw, Jerusalem, Necronomicon, Hairy Chapter, Incredible Hog, Dust, Pentagram and the like.

All tracks are self-composed and sung in English:

Track Listing:

  1. Wandering Around
  2. Solution
  3. A Sad Mans Story
  4. Jesus Freaks
  5. 1999
  6. Scared
  7. Nightmare
  8. The End

Press:

“Their album has been legendary among collectors for years. All in all this is an album of overwhelming power with an underlying, uncomfortably penetrating coldness. Obviously one for guitar lovers or those willing to delve into the more obscure history of heavy metal”  – Scented Gardens of the Mind

Negative Space – Hard, Heavy, Mean & Evil LP (ROCK042-V-1)

Negative Space Hard Heavy Mean and Evil LpNegative Space – Hard, Heavy, Mean & Evil LP. Near exact vinyl reissue of this rare underground hard psych rock private press out of New Jersey circa 1970. Will include insert with lyrics, liner notes and rare photos.

Heaven & Earth – Refuge LP (Lion/Rock LP-114)

Heaven & Earth – Refuge LP. Beautiful vinyl re-release of this psychedelic folk/funk beauty from 1973, featuring the gorgeous voices of Pat Gefell and Jo D. Andrews (and produced by Space Age percussionist/composer Dick Schory for his short-lived but influential Ovation Records imprint). At one time this was an album completely unknown outside of Chicago, where the label was based; but these days, word gets around, and tracks like ‘Feel The Spirit’ and ‘Jenny’ have been making the rounds on the DJ circuit. No matter what your musical taste is—psych-folk, funk, soft rock—this LP seems to have something special to offer. [Read more…]