Jun 232021

A Plea For Purging “The Marriage of Heaven & Hell” is back on vinyl for the first time in years! This pressing is updated with newly cut masters to include all audio, 180 gram vinyl, and lyric insert. Only 270 “Wolves Blood” color-way available.

Also available for preorder: exclusive A Plea for Purging throwback merch in two designs.

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Jun 112021

Facedown Records are very proud to welcome HolyName to the Family; the brand new collaboration includes members new to the Family as well as Facedown alumni.

A brand new single ‘Perpetua’ drops today and joins ‘Fall On Your Knees’ and ‘Meet Me Somewhere Quiet,’ the band’s two previous singles.

HolyName founders Tommy Green (Sleeping Giant) and Joe Holt enlist the services of top musicians Brook Reeves (Impending Doom), Matthew Weir, Aaron Craner, and producer Ryan Leitru (For Today).

Long-time label member and friend Tommy Green: “HolyName is so excited to partner with Facedown Records. After working together on Sleeping Giant, the experience, relationship, and Friendship personally just made this the best decision.

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Mar 052021

Dens has announced a re-worked version of their 2020 release re-titled “Tamed Tongues which will be released April 30th via Facedown Records. Read the band’s statement below about the motivation behind the new project.

When we planned for “Taming Tongues” to be released in 2020, we had no idea what the year would bring. On the one hand, we were amazed at how timely an album about being slow to speak and quick to listen would end up being. This year has further solidified our conviction that it is absolutely imperative to handle words responsibly, empathetically, and with a firm conviction on truth. On the other hand, an album release in the middle of a global pandemic was far from ideal. Touring? Nope. Festivals? Nope. Live music in any venue? Nope.

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Feb 052021

From the Gulf Coast of Texas come Bloodlines, a four-piece modern -core outfit taking cues from bands like For Today, Impending Doom and Convictions. The band’s 2019 debut LP Hostile | Minds, which marries classic metal core with a distinctly progressive twist, was hailed as a “dark and violent record,” with one reviewer noting “A heavy band is born.”

Bloodlines’ mission statement is as clear as their sound is brutal. They plainly assert that their vision is very simple and that’s to spread the hope and love of Jesus Christ.

Bloodlines are releasing their brand new single, ‘Colder’, followed by “Hevel,” a 5 song EP slated for summer 2021.

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Everything In Slowmotion – “Influence”

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Jan 152021

2020: what a year to be a touring musician! With some bands opting for the livestreaming route – with varied success – one can’t help wondering what the new year will bring. Will more venues close? Will album and merchandise sales keep bread on the table?

Influence​, released on 16 October 2020 by Facedown Records, is the second full-length album by Shane Ochsner’s musical project, Everything In Slow Motion. “Tell me all your feelings love / Put everything on me / The truth is what you say you want / But the truth you won’t believe” – the first lines from “Apollo” – are so heavy, and hold up a mirror not only to the individual’s own biases but to society at large. I’m reminded of how Steven Wilson invites us to observe his characters in that excellent Porcupine Tree album, Fear Of A Blank Planet​ ​, and some of that despair permeates Influence ​ ​too.

The title track, featuring Aaron Stone (lead singer and guitarist of My Epic​ ​) is a fiery rocker. My ear immediately goes to Brian Aubert, lead singer and guitarist of Silversun Pickups​ ​. Listen to “The Royal We”, off the grammy-nominated album, Swoon​ ​.

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