Apr 032018
 

Facedown Records are so excited to announce the addition of three new Facedown LTD vinyl pressings to the catalog!

Impending Doom “Nailed. Dead. Risen.” – 500 pressed on oxblood-and-black nuclear vinyl. The iconic cover of Impending Doom’s “Nailed.Dead.Risen.” has been re-created by artist Dave Quiggle in this special edition vinyl version of Doom’s debut album. (Out June 22) Continue reading »

Sleeping Giant – “I Am”

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Apr 012018
 

If I were to describe the album in one word, I’d say “precision”. Words like “driven”, “dedicated” and “purposeful” also come to mind. Sleeping Giant live their mission; to build out His legacy of praise. It is clear from the onset that they take their task seriously. The following refrain in “Preachcore Lives!” gives me goosebumps: “I will worship for an audience of one…”, a sentiment echoed like a warcry when first Tom, and then the other band members repeat, “One!”. If my description confuses you, listen to the opening track, and you’ll know exactly what I
mean.

The second track, “Second Chance Kids” states: “No truce, No compromise, Someone gave their life for me….” Sleeping Giant is a tight unit, and I enjoy how each player – from drums through guitars, bass and vocals – contributes to the whole of the sound. You won’t find any guitar solos here. Everyone drives to a single, focused point; like an arrowhead of sound. There is a good balance between spoken word and singing, and I enjoy how these two vocal styles compliment one another throughout the album. The melodic voice reminds me of Burton C. Bell, of Fear Factory, the “Digimortal” album specifically. Continue reading »

Mar 232018
 

The second installment behind the scenes of My Epic’s “Ultraviolet.” Can be watched below.

“Ultraviolet” will be released on March 30 via Facedown Records, you can listen to the brand new song ‘Of Wilderness’ now, check out the lyric video below.

My Epic’s latest project is actually two projects, a diptych of EPs conceptualized to address a common theme from two different points of view. Dealing with things which are beyond what we can see and know, and things that we do see but can’t fit into our paradigm. Continue reading »

Feb 212018
 

My Epic have released a companion video to their recent single ‘Of Wilderness.’ This short film is a commentary and behind the scenes look at the making of and concept behind the band’s upcoming EP “Ultraviolet.”

“Ultraviolet” will be released on March 30 via Facedown Records, you can listen to the brand new song ‘Of Wilderness’ now, check out the lyric video below.

My Epic’s latest project is actually two projects, a diptych of EPs conceptualized to address a common theme from two different points of view. Dealing with things which are beyond what we can see and know, and things that we do see but can’t fit into our paradigm. Continue reading »

Fleshkiller – “Awaken”

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Feb 122018
 

For a lot many fans of Extol, Fleshkiller’s first album has served a long wait. These Norwegian djent tech death metal folks are out with their debut album “Awaken” which was released under the record banner of Facedown records (NA) / Indie Recording (Europe) on the 15th Of September 2017. What started as a side project by Ole Børud (of the progressive metal band Extol) and Peter Dalbakk (of the Vardøger fame) completed their line up when they pulled in Andreas Skorpe Sjøen (of the Umpfel fame) to fill in drums and Ole Vistnes (of the Shining,Tristania fame) to rumble in the bass. Peter Dalbakk eventually called it quits (for familial reasons) and the band saw Elisha Mullins filling in his shoes.

We’ve had a great deal of talented bands from the Scandinavian belt and one thing that’s omnipresent in all their music is strong melody, engaging riffs and catchy chorus, well Fleshkiller’s hasn’t fallen far from the tree and their lyrics suggest Christian preaching. I’ve given multiple listens to this album before writing my review, and that’s not because I was trying to figure out what I must speak of them but because I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of their music. Continue reading »