Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015

Fuzz II is Available. And People Like It

The official street date for FUZZ II is today. You can find the DL/CD/LP on Midheaven and at all fine independent record stores worldwide.

The reviews thus far are all good. Of course.



Line Of Best Fit


Echoes and Dust

More to come!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Cruciamentum "Charnel Passages" (Profound Lore)

Having only released a demo, split and EP since forming in 2007, UK band Cruciamentum wields a reputation as one of the most prominent acts in today’s death metal scene alongside counterparts Dead Congregation and Grave Miasma (with whom Cruciamentum share two members). 

Despite their limited output, however, the band is quite active on the live front, having done several European and US tours, played many exclusive shows, and appeared at notable festivals such as Hell’s Pleasure and Killtown in Europe and Maryland Deathfest, Chaos in Tejas, Rites of Darkness (twice) and Martyrdoom in the US.

Following a brief hiatus, Cruciamentum has been resurrected to finally deliver their debut full-length. Their mightiest work yet, Charnel Passages has been deemed one of the most anticipated metal albums of the year. It is true death metal majesty in every sense of the word, unleashing dark atmosphere, pummeling brutality and skillful playing, all rendered with clear warm, natural-sounding production. Charnel Passages will make its impact on the death metal scene unlike any album released this year.

Cruciamentum's Charnel Passages is available NOW on CD and MP3/FLAC via Midheaven, and can be obtained by stores exclusively via Revolver USA


Thursday, July 23, 2015

FUZZ II on In The Red - Coming in Late October

The second installment in Ty Segall's FUZZ project is nearly upon us.  FUZZ  II  will descend from In The Red Records sometime this late October.   And it shall be good. In the meantime, you can preorder the album on Midheaven and iTunes and immediately be gratified with two free songs, "Rat Race" and "Pollinate." You can read more about the blessed event on Pitchfork, and stream "Rat Race" on Soundcloud and  "Pollinate" on YouTube.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sonic Youth's "Bad Moon Rising" reissue

Revolver USA and Midheaven are now shipping the CD and LP reissue of Sonic Youth's 1985 album Bad Moon Rising.

The vinyl includes a download card with four extra tracks:

Satan Is Boring
Echo Canyon

These bonus songs are included on the CD, as well.

Pitchfork seems rather enthused about this release, as are, obviously, we.

Coming up in mid-July - the SY reissue series continues with Evol on CD and LP.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Our Labels' Bands Are Popular and Get Written About A Lot

Many of you stay apprised of Revolver USA/Midheaven-associated things via various social media (see those links over there on the right margin, just beneath the big "M|C" logo?).

And that's good.

For those of you with healthy, normal attention spans, though, here's a digest of things posted lately on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Pitchfork, and many other very important and relevant places:

Wand (In The Red) gets a 7.0 on Pitchfork

Akamtombo (Hand-Held) reviewed on The Quietus

The New York Times wrote about Sannhet (Flenser)! 

Sonic Youth's Bad Moon Rising (Goofin') is again a thing

Thursday, August 28, 2014

VENGEANCE IS OURS! ~ sayeth The Cramps

In the spring of 1976, The Cramps began to fester in a NYC apartment. Without fresh air or natural light, the group developed its uniquely mutant strain of rock 'n' roll aided only by the sickly blue rays of late-night TV.

While the jackhammer rhythms of punk were proliferating in NYC, The Cramps dove into the deepest recesses of the rock 'n' roll psyche for the most primal of all rhythmic impulses —rockabilly — the sound of Southern culture falling  apart in a blaze of shudders and hiccups. As late-night sci-fi reruns colored the room, The Cramps also picked and chose amongst the psychotic debris of previous rock eras — instrumental rock, surf, psychedelia and ’60s punk. Then they added the junkiest element of all — themselves.

Now, to spread their unholy gospel to the rest of the universe, The Cramps have exhumed their first-born and brought back Vengeance Records, their own label that originally issued the two classic singles “The Way I Walk / Surfin' Bird” and “Human Fly / Domino” in 1978. Having made a pact with indie distributor Revolver USA, Vengeance Records inaugurates this resurrection with the simultaneous re-release of seven back catalog items this October (including color vinyl LP releases).

The mission is to continue releasing The Cramps records until beyond infinity.

Over-the top live show from Down Under, recorded at the 100th show of the 1986 tour. CD includes three bonus tracks.

Smell of Female 
Recorded at the famous Peppermint Lounge in 1983. Distills a cross of swampwater, moonshine and nitro down to a dangerous unstable musical substance, captured live like a crazed animal.

A Date With Elvis
1986 import-only release. Sociopathic advice, paeans to poontang, and a soulful cover of Charlie Feathers.

Stay Sick!
Sex-classic originally released in 1990. The dark side of rockabilly in a jugular vein. Pure jungle music. A favorite among rock 'n' roll sickos worldwide.

Look Mom No Head!
Rock 'n' roll in its full regalia form, with celebrations of intoxication and sexual prowess. Includes a duet with Iggy Pop on “Miniskirt Blues.”

Big Beat From Badsville
A haul-ass careening monster of a record with songs of mutilation, shape-shifting, she-devil-worship and pussy.

Fiends of Dope Island 
These charm school rejects apply their sinister handiwork to a volatile combination of incantational rock ’n’ roll hexes and crypt-kickin’ blues rave-ups. Get dixie-fried!

Look for these Cramps titles on Midheaven, in stores and via your favored online digital outlets on or around October 28, 2014. 

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Midheaven.com Redesign and Relaunch!

Revolver USA's midheaven.com website has been redesigned and relaunched! It’s been streamlined and made faster and user-friendlier, with CD-resolution FLAC downloads and much more! Both mailorder customers and stores will find the browsing and ordering process easier and more fulfilling. Visit us today.

Stores: if you don't already have access to the B2B side of things, email arthur@midheaven.com for info. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Vashti Bunyan "Across The Water" track stream available now

Noisey is premiering the first track off Vashti Bunyan's Heartleap, "Across The Water". 

Heartleap will be released in North American by the DiCristina label on October 7th.

More information has been posted on Pitchfork, FACT, and, of course, here.