September 1st, 2014
Razorback Records NEWSLETTER - RISE OF THE HORROR-HIVE!
It's been awhile since we posted any news, so it's time for a rundown on all of the latest. Earlier this year, we unleashed EVILSPEAK MAGAZINE, our very own horror mag! Issue one came out in March and issue two came out in August. The magazine has been a huge hit and has really taken off for us. It's safe to say, Evilspeak has definitely kept us busy and is a huge reason why we haven't had much activity with Razorback Records. That is about to change, as we have MANY exciting new releases planned, such as...
SATURNINE "Mors Vocat" - The debut full-length CD from this amazing all-female Death/Black/Crust/Doom Metal band from Italy! The band released their debut demo a few years ago, and we are excited to bring you their debut album on CD format. You can check out more info at their official page here
CARDIAC ARREST "And Death Shall Set You Free" CD - A foreboding covenant dripping with darkness and dread has been sealed that will, finally, bring together that undisputed trendsetter of “splatter metal,” Razorback Recordings, and those punishingly perverse Illinois purveyors of “heart-stopping deathrot,” CARDIAC ARREST, and, in 2014, see to the unleashing of their fifth and most foul album to date, “And Death Shall Set You Free”! Formed deep in the black infamy-choked bowels of Chicago in the late ‘90s, CARDIAC ARREST has been a known associate of Razorback’s for years and, while the two camps had bonded over their shared obsessions with all things horror and metal, they never worked together – until now! Releasing their four previous albums elsewhere, the fearsome foursome of Midwest metal maniacs continue their legacy of death metal brutality with “And Death Shall Set You Free” and the ten cruel scythe cuts of horror-weltered cacoffiny offered therein, with such aural atrocities as “There Is No Escape,” “Bridge Burner,” and “Rise! Part Man, Part Beast.” While the new album will be the catchiest yet, it will still be as unforgivingly heavy as a sledgehammer to the skull. And it is coming for YOU in the late Summer or early Fall of 2014 … You have been warned! ‘Til then, as those abominable gore-adorers who are CARDIAC ARREST always proclaim … ROT FOREVER! Check out the official Cardiac Arrest page here
DEATH CURSE "s/t" CD - We are excited to be bringing you the debut CD from Missouri's DEATH CURSE, who play an insane hybrid of pure ‘80s influenced Death/Speed/Punk/Thrash, totally influenced by a diverse group of horror films from the ‘70s and ‘80s! Imagine a mix of Slaughter (Canada), D.R.I., The Misfits, etc. This is pure horror metal done the Razorback way! Cover artwork was drawn by the amazing Mario Lopez who has drawn covers for other Razorback bands such as Howling and Lurking Evil! Check out the official Death Curse page here
OFFAL "Horrorfiend" CD - Razorback will be releasing the 3rd full-length album from Brazil's best horror Gore Metal band, Offal! These masters of splatter have been crafting a killer release that will be a must for fans of Razorback's style of horror gore/death metal, and with planned cover artwork by none other than the mighty Putrid, you KNOW this will deliver the gore-grosseries in spades! Prepare for this onslaught in the next coming months! Official Offal page can be seen here
HOOKERS "It's Midnight... The Witching Hour" CD - Razorback is insanely excited to be releasing the brand NEW full-length from Kentucky's raging horror punk metal masters, HOOKERS! The new album is a blistering onslaught of some of the BEST new horror metal around today, like a mix of Slayer's "Reign in Blood" with The Misfits "Earth AD"! This album is NON-stop brilliance from start to finish, and we can't wait to bring it to you! Look for a December 2014 release of this masterpiece! Cover art by wicked horror artist, Josh McAlear! Check out the HOOKERS page here
Also in the works...brand NEW albums from BLIZARO, WOODEN STAKE, HOWLING, as well as the IMPETIGO "7 Doors of Death" double-CD with all of the band's demo and EP material!
We are celebrating Razorback's 15th anniversary this year with the RETURN of our classic logo, drawn by the legendary underground horror artist, Jake Karns, best known for his amazing "Fukitor comics"! We will also be printing up FULL COLOR t-shirts with this logo soon so keep your eyes peeled for details!
Speaking of our 15th year anniversary, we want to stick by what has made us unique over the years, and that is quality over quantity. We try to keep focused on certain releases that we feel are deserving of a release and promotion and not flood the market with 20 plus releases a month. With that being said, this doesn’t mean we’re slowing down or not giving you as much in the upcoming years. Matter of fact, expect MORE GORE from us, and CHEERS to all who have supported us through the years, continue to support us, and anyone new who jumps onboard the horror hive terror train. To keep up with our releases and other news, please join our mailing list on the official Razorback Records website.
Stay updated on all our official pages for upcoming news on all of these releases, Evilspeak magazine news, and more at the following links below:
July 27th, 2014
EVILSPEAK MAGAZINE ISSUE #2 NOW AVAILABLE!
Evilspeak issue 2 Mission Statement:
First of all, we would like to thank and show our appreciation to those who have supported us and helped spread the word of Evilspeak. We feel that we owe a mission statement on behalf of issue 2 and explain not only what is entailed in the pages, but to remind you that just like issue 1, absolutely NO paid ads are featured in this magazine. We stick by our motto of 0% filler, 100% KILLER! We have worked our asses off to create a TRULY independent horror magazine that is all about celebrating the love of the genre and nothing more! We also want to share with you that we went even more pro with this issue and upped the game in quality. This issue is a 108 page professionally offset printed magazine with even more color this time on the front and inside covers (front and back).
Issue 2 is a true labor of love that was 6 months in the making, and is chock full of so many great features that we don’t know how to pick the best of the best, so we’re going to have a beefy list for you, so here we go: Lady Frankenstein, Night of the Werewolf, The Beast Within, a 20-page medical report styled write-up on Facial Deconstruction Surgery in movies, Skywald Comics, Disciple of Death, Video Vixen: A Mom and Pop Video Store Retrospect, Jean Rollin’s Fascination as well as an article on starlet Brigitte Lahaie, Six Degrees of Dr. AC (Connecting these movies in one meaty feature: Death Line aka Raw Meat, Dead & Buried, Frankenhooker, Let’s Scare Jessica To Death, Nightmares, Blood Beach), Blood Ceremony aka the Female Butcher, Twins of Evil, Buio Omega and a review of GOBLIN’s soundtrack, Rockrypt Vol. 2: Hard Rock Zombies & Killer Party, Slash N’ Burn – Horror in Sword and Sorcery: Conquest & The Sword and the Sorcerer, Joe D’Amato Tribute hailing his movies including Death Smiled At Murder and Absurd, Dawn of the Mummy, Blood on Satan’s Claw, Devil’s Wedding Night, Vampyres, Alucarda, AND MORE!
This issue also includes the debut of underground gore artist Matt Putrid’s very own column for Evilspeak, GRAVE EXHUMATIONS! A four page hand written/drawn feature that is full of sleazy, splatter insanity! Putrid dives into the horrific world of two underrated 80’s horror gems: The Kiss and Mausoleum!
Artists who contributed original art for this issue are Don England (who did our cover once again, but this time it’s a WRAP AROUND!), Putrid, Reuben Splatterbeast, Shagrat, and more! Justin Stubbs once again provided an amazing job on our layout.
*The first 250 people to order will receive an exclusive BURIED ALIVE (Buio Omega) TOE TAG! Limit one per order.
CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO ORDER!
July 10th, 2014
5 DOLLAR CDs still in stock!
THESE titles below are also still on sale for only 5 BUCKS EACH!
ALTAR OF GIALLO "A Bloodfeast For the Dead" CD
ANATOMIA "Decaying In Obscurity" CD
BLESSED OFFAL "s/t" CD
CATHETER "Southwest Doom Violence" CD
CEREMONIAL EXECUTION "Death Shall Set Us Free" CD
DECREPITAPH "Profane Doctrines Unburied" CD
DECREPITAPH "Forgotten Scriptures" CD
DEMENTIA 13 "Tales For the Carnivorous" MCD
GRAVEWURM "Infernal Minions" CD
LOATHSOME "Born From Rot" CD
OLETRETOMBA "Sounds From Beyond the Grave" MCD
PUTRIFIED "Spawn of the Dead" CD
SEPULCRAL "Anthropophagy of Doom" CD
SHEVER "Rituals" CD
SINNERS BURN "Insanity Warmachine" CD
SKELETAL SPECTRE "Occult Spawned Premonitions" CD
SLAUGHTER (Canada) "One Foot in the Grave" CD
TORT "s/t" CD
UNCONSECRATED "Unconsecrated Cemetery / Dark Awakening" CD
May 4th, 2014
Order the new CDs from HAEMOPHAGUS and LURKING EVIL! First 100 come with FREE horror magnets!
***The first 100 to order the HAEMOPHAGUS CD will receive a special limited edition "BURIAL GROUND" magnet! The killer early 80's splatter-zombie fest from Italy!
***The first 100 to order the LURKING EVIL CD will receive a special limited edition "GHOST GALLEON" magnet! The classic 1970's Spanish Blind Dead horror classic!
ORDER NOW RIGHT HERE! You can order with PAYPAL or CREDIT CARD!
HAEMOPHAGUS "Atrocious" CD OUT NOW from Razorback Recordings! The 2nd full-length album from Italy's best ultra splatter-DEATH/GRIND HORROR GORE METAL band! This 13 song monstrosity features some of the catchiest riffs and song writing, deranged ravenous vocals, a battery assault of drumming, and a great mixture of all true metal styles. "Atrocious" is THE Death/Grind album that gorehounds have been STARVING for! HAEMOPHAGUS has been around for almost 10 years now, having released a ton of EP's and playing tons of shows all over Europe. A new personal standard has been set by the band on this new album. Try to imagine a mix of Repulsion, Terrorizer, early-Carcass, along with early-Slayer, Voivod, and Deceased! There is truly no band around today that sounds like HAEMOPHAGUS!
This ghastly-grotesque masterpiece is now ready for ordering from Razorback, the label that has been bringing you high quality horror-metal for 15 years now! LISTEN to a sample of the album here!
CLICK ON THE COVER TO ORDER!
LURKING EVIL "The Almighty Hordes of the Undead" CD OUT NOW from Razorback Recordings! Unearthed from their deathly crypt, LURKING EVIL from Spain rises up with their brand of catchy, demonic Thrash Metal with a blackened punk vibe taking influences from the blood-thirsty Hammer horror films of the 70's as well as ultra-violent and atmospheric Spanish Horror. Combine that with an 80's Kreator, Bathory and early-Celtic Frost influence and you get instantly absorbed into the Horror-Mood! "The Almighty Hordes of the Undead" is a 13 song horror-metal shredder that will have you banging your head until you are DEAD....AND BURIED! This morbid-metal masterpiece is now ready for ordering from Razorback, the label that has been bringing you high quality horror-metal for 15 years now!
LISTEN to a sample of the album here!
CLICK ON THE COVER TO ORDER!
March 13th, 2014
EVILSPEAK Magazine Issue #1 is NOW available!
From Razorback Publications comes the debut issue of Evilspeak Magazine featuring the best in underground horror journalism!
80 terror-loaded pages with NO ads inside - all KILLER, NO filler!
Pro-printed, full sized zine with glossy cover.
Issue #1 features:
Gore Shriek comics retrospect (9 pages!)
Horror Rises from the Tomb
Chas Balun tribute
Mountaintop Motel Massacre
Ulli Lommel interview with retrospects on "The Boogeyman" and "The Devonsville Terror"
Donald Farmer's Drive-In Fever
Brides of Blood
Mad Doctor of Blood Island
Beast of Blood
RocKrypt Heavy Metal Horror w/Rocktober Blood & Hack-o-Lantern
Nightmare Maidens: Heather Langenkamp and Amanda Wyss interview
Humanoids From the Deep
The Demon Lover aka The Devil Master
+ much, MUCH more!!!
Also featuring killer artwork from Don England, Matt Putrid, Splatterbeast, Slasher Dave, and more!
*First 250 copies come with a limited edition "Beast of Blood" retro monster mask!
CLICK HERE OR THE ZINE COVER BELOW TO ORDER!
February 28th, 2014
CARDIAC ARREST to release their 5th full-length CD through Razorback Recordings!
A foreboding covenant dripping with darkness and dread has been sealed that will, finally, bring together that undisputed trendsetter of “splatter metal,” Razorback Recordings, and those punishingly perverse Illinois purveyors of “heart-stopping deathrot,” CARDIAC ARREST, and, in 2014, see to the unleashing of their fifth and most foul album to date, “And Death Shall Set You Free”! Formed deep in the black infamy-choked bowels of Chicago in the late ‘90s, CARDIAC ARREST has been a known associate of Razorback’s for years and, while the two camps had bonded over their shared obsessions with all things horror and metal, they never worked together – until now! Releasing their four previous albums elsewhere, the fearsome foursome of Midwest metal maniacs continue their legacy of death metal brutality with “And Death Shall Set You Free” and the ten cruel scythe cuts of horror-weltered cacoffiny offered therein, with such aural atrocities as “There Is No Escape,” “Bridge Burner,” and “Rise! Part Man, Part Beast.” While the new album will be the catchiest yet, it will still be as unforgivingly heavy as a sledgehammer to the skull. And it is coming for YOU in the late Summer or early Fall of 2014 … You have been warned! ‘Til then, as those abominable gore-adorers who are CARDIAC ARREST always proclaim … ROT FOREVER! Check out the official CARDIAC ARREST page here!
We will post more news and updates about the album soon! The cover artwork is another masterpiece drawn by the MIGHTY Matt Putrid!
February 7th, 2014
NECROCCULTUS re-issue CD out NOW on Razorback Recordings!
The special re-issue of the incredible debut album from Mexico's NECROCCULTUS, "Encircling the Mysterious Necrorevelation"!Originally released in 2005, this masterpiece of utterly dark, morbid, and cryptic Death Metal has been out of print for years. NECROCCULTUS are true old-school bastards who have been carrying the banner for pure Death Metal long before the current trend exploded! The re-issue includes the long out of print "Supreme Occult One...The Underworld Abhorrence" 7" EP as bonus tracks, as well as a very special cover song of the legendary Necrophobic. Features brand new and improved hand drawn old-school cover art by Mortuus! ORDER NOW!
January 9th, 2014
Razorback launches its own horror magazine, EVILSPEAK!
EVILSPEAK is the new official horror magazine from Razorback Publishing. The first issue will be released in the first quarter of 2014! Get ready for a new era in independent horror-zine insanity! Check out the official facebook page by clicking on the logo below...
January 3rd, 2014
CRYPTICUS "The Barrens" CD out NOW on Razorback Recordings!
The long awaited 3rd album from the mighty CRYPTICUS is finally here! 12 new songs of eerie, catchy, and horrific Death Metal the way only CRYPTICUS delivers! Intense riffing in the classic Death Metal style mixed with progressive horror synth music that is both original and heavy at the same time. Mastermind Patrick Bruss has crafted a masterpiece of the macabre, and you are all invited to join in on the madness! Included is a CD only bonus track titled “The Breathing Tunnel” that is not available on any other version of the album! ORDER NOW!
December 17th, 2013
LURKING EVIL drinks the chalice of blood with the Razorback horror-hive!
Razorback is proud to announce we have signed one more band to our roster of horror-creatures of the night... LURKING EVIL from Spain! Unearthed from their deathly crypt, LURKING EVIL rises up with their brand of catchy, demonic Thrash Metal with a blackened punk vibe taking influences from the blood-thirsty Hammer horror films of the 70's as well as ultra-violent and atmospheric Spanish Horror. Combine that with an 80's Bathory and early-Celtic Frost influence and you get instantly absorbed into the Horror-Mood!
The band will release a full CD with all new songs on Razorback sometime in 2014, that will also include their "Arrival of the Tyrant" EP as bonus tracks! Until then, you can check out the songs from the EP on their official bandcamp page!
November 13th, 2013
NOW AVAILABLE! IMPETIGO t-shirt ONLY from Razorback Recordings!
IMPETIGO "I Work For the Streetcleaner" T-SHIRT - High quality black Gildan brand t-shirt featuring exclusive new design by Dedy Badic Art that is also going to appear in the upcoming LESIONS OF IMPETIGO comic book/fanzine to be published by Razorback in 2014! This limited edition t-shirt will sell out fast so get your order in right away! Sizes available: SMALL, LARGE, and 2XL. *Please type in what size you want in the comment box when placing your order!
*SOLD OUT! MORE COMING SOON!