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THE SCIMITAR - Doomsayer LP HPR-264

Gein and Darryl from Black Pyramid deliver more riffs and hooks in the BP tradition!

25 Test Pressings with handmade covers

100 White with Black Stripe

200 Ultra Clear with White Puddle

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SHEAVY - Moons in Penumbra LP HPR-263

Ninth studio album from the Canadian legends!

100 Tri-cut Black/Blue/Green Gatefold cover

100 Misprint a/b/c (not available to public, no covers)

400 Sky Blue

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OLDE GROWTH - Owl Ep LP HPR-260

Second release from the Massachusetts duo on classic black wax.

25 Deluxe Editions with sticker, patch and 7"

50 Nightmare Purple Covers

200 Gold Covers

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Bongzilla Methods of Attaining Extreme Altitudes 15th Anniversary Edition

BONGZILLA - Methods of Attaining Extreme Altitudes LP HPR-262 15th Anniversary Edition of the stoner-sludge classic.

100 Deluxe Editions on Olive Green / Bronze A/B swirled vinyl with bone colored splatter we are calling "Master Kush" wax! Along with the crazy colored wax they also include a package of Bongzilla "OG Kush" scented incense sticks and a Bongzilla "Herbal" grinder. Not to mention the weed scented cover!

150 Picture Disc Editions featuring "Bubba D" buds on side A and "Purple Diesel" buds on the B side... in weed scented cover too.

400 Regular Editions on Swamp-Bud Green wax.

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Vaporizer Sea of Eyes - These Olde Hills 7"

VAPORIZER - Sea of Eyes / These Olde Hills 7" HPR-261

Limited to 300 copies total. 100 "Mail-order Only" copies on a florescent lemon-lime vinyl that actually glows under a black-light and 200 on a marble colored wax. Every copy will feature a special Euro Jukebox style removable center hole and of course the fabulous fold-out poster cover with Eli's amazing artwork!

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Black Pyramid Adversarial

BLACK PYRAMID - Adversarial LP HPR-259

Featuring a thick 20pt pocket, hologram foil stamped variant cover. A full color Digital Download card. Red and Black triangle cut embroidered patch. Sticker. A large full color, two-sided 1.2mm bass guitar pick, and a full color turntable slipmat. With a Yellow/Red split color, upgraded 150g LP.

100 Deluxe Edition Split Color LP
200 Solid Yellow 150g LP
200 Solid Red 150g LP
100 Cassettes

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COFFINS - Live in Japan 10" HPR-253

Live set from 2012 in Tokyo.
Features a special folding poster cover by artist Joe Salois (*Black Pyramid's Stormbringer). Limited Edition of 100 on Clear Blue and 400 on a thick Black wax.

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Eternal Elysium - SardoniS Split 10in

ETERNAL ELYSIUM / SARDONIS split 10" HPR-258

Both bands turn in their latest tracks for a split 10" celebrating their joint tour of Japan in late 2011! EE provide us with their latest two tracks similar to the tracks found on Within the Triad. Easily some of their more rocking tunes! SardoniS give us a near epic long track filling their whole side of the EP. Fans of the SardoniS II LP will enjoy the track.

OPTION 1) 100 Violet
OPTION 2) 400 Brick Red

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NECRONOMICON: The Queen of Death LP HPR-255

Brazil's finest 70's influenced Prog/Doom band returns with their second album entitled The Queen of Death. Necronomicon will appeal to fans of current bands like Witchcraft, Noctum, Kadaver, Graveyard along with fans of vintage Hawkwind and Pink Floyd..even a little Sabbath thrown in.... but nobody does it quite like Necronomicon!

While the first album brought us through a nightmarish Lovecraftian landscape of demons and creatures, this new LP launches you into an adventure a million light years away where we join an intergalactic Hitman as he embarks on his greatest mission, to destroy the evil overlord known as The Queen of Death.

MANY OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM!

FLORESCENT YELLOW- 5 Copies
TAN - 10 Copies (Label Only)
MINT GREEN - 20 Copies
SALMON - 27 Copies
AMBER - 30 Copies
GRASS GREEN - 46 Copies
OLIVE GREEN - 70 Copies
SMOKE & BONGWATER - 100 Copies

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BLUE ASIDE: The Moles of a Dying Race - CD HPR-257

Return to the doomed space adventures of the Mole People with Blue Asides follow-up to last years The Orange Tree CD/LP. Blue Aside blend the doom styling of Black Pyramid, the space-rock of Pink Floyd and the idea of a conceptual story telling popular among classic rock albums.

Highly recommended for fans of both the doom and indie psych spectrum's, fans of Naam, Yob, Dead Meadow, Sons of Otis, Quest For Fire, and Boris, take note and pick this one up.

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Bongzilla - 10th Ann.Gateway Deluxe Edition LP HPR-254

The classic stoner-sludge album back in print on wax for the first time in many years for the 10th Anniversary. The LP has been remastered for vinyl for the first time and the original Malleus cover artwork has been restored to a bright and vibrant glow. 18pt Pocket Cover and full color lyric sheet.

OPTION 1) 50 Deluxe Edition on florescent yellow/pink split half/half colored vinyl that actually glows under blacklight.
OPTION 2) 150 Pink Blacklight Glowing Wax
OPTION 3) 300 Clear Green

DELUXE EDITION EXTRAS
-Comic Book of posters inspired by Bongzilla
-Patch and sticker set
-Custom guitar pick with band logo
-Poster of comic cover by artist Eli Wood
-Special foil stamped cover exclusive to the Deluxe Edition
-Full color lyric sheet with original Malleus artwork

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SONS OF TONATIUH: PARADE OF SORROW LP HPR-252

Atlanta Georgia's Sons of Tonatiuh return with their sophomore album. Blending their Southern Sludge sound with a hardcore punk/crusty influence, SOT's lyrics steer in the direction of the end times, media manipulation, religious control, and self destructive pride. Recorded by Kyle Spence of the band Harvey Milk, in his personal studio. PARADE OF SORROW will appeal to fans of Weedeater, Sourvein, Buzzoven, Fistula as well as those more into political hardcore scene. Available in three different vinyl colors and comes in an 18pt matte coated pocket cover.

OPTION 1) 33 Burnt Brownish Orange Marble Wax
OPTION 2) 67 Split Green/Brownish Orange Marble Wax
OPTION 3) 200 Split Light Green/Dark Green Marble Wax

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OLDE GROWTH S/T LP HPR-251

Olde Growth's debut LP is finally available on vinyl! Originally released in 2011 on Meteor City in CD format, the vinyl features a whole new re-mix and mastering job special for this release. If you are not familiar with Olde Growth, We highly recommend you check them out. OG play sludge metal, but not in the way you are used to hearing sludge these days. What makes them stand apart from the crowd is the fact they have no guitar! Just bass and drums. But this in no way limits the sound of the band… just the opposite. Without a lead guitar hogging the spotlight and drowning out the bass, Stephen is able to bring to the front his amazing talent on the four-string. Even when Phil Martin was mastering the release he didn't realize there was no guitar, as with the FX peddles and mad skills Stephen exhibits playing the bass, you simply just don't miss the guitar at all. Ryan's drumming is a complete compliment to the bass playing. Coming from a punk/hardcore background, Ryan hits hard and heavy in a slow groovy fashion; impossible to explain, only to be heard. Watching these guys play live is hypnotic and mesmerizing, never a boring moment as you are forced to nod your head to the slow stony riffs and atmospheric interludes between them. I can't say that OG sound like anybody at all really. They fit in well with the sludge family, but offer so much more!

As you know, here at HPRX we are always looking for creative ways to present a new release. After talking to the band and learning a bit about them, I challenged my team of helpers and advisors to come up with something special for this release. We think the choices made represent the band and their social, economic and environmental views. The cover is made of 18pt recycled chipboard. Completely hand made from the folding and gluing, to the screen printing (by Phil M. and myself). The ink is made of an environmentally safe, non-toxic, vegetable base that is rated safe for children's toy manufacturing. Even the record insert is printed on recycled paper! The custom made brown vinyl looks amazing and all the scraps from the pressing were reclaimed and mixed with a recycled green vinyl to create our forest green looking wax. As far as we know this is indeed the "greenest" vinyl record release ever! Trying to find a creative twist on printing the cover, as we always do with the hand-made releases, we decided to print the cover with a reversed opening. Trying a few options, this was the most interesting to me. Probably because of my obsession with the Melvins and how the past few years they themselves have been releasing "backwards" covers for all their releases…cover on back, song titles on front! We also choose along with the band to not have any writing, text, logos or anything but artwork on the cover. So you can actually choose what side you want the front to be. In the end, this is by far one of my favorite HPRX covers…. everyone an amazing piece of art to be treasured!

OPTION 1) Forest Green Edition Limited to 100 Copies
OPTION 2) Brown Edition Limited to 200 Copies

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KINGS DESTROY: And The Rest Will Surely Perish LP HPR-249

KINGS DESTROY is a thundering unit with a name taken from "an infamous late 70's / early 80's Bronx based graffiti crew" and a gang of musicians whom Decibel astutely deemed "a literal who's-who of the New York underground stoner doom scene." Hydro-Phonic Records proudly presents the vinyl version of the bands debut "And the Rest Will Surely Perish", a heavy-handed album that the Village Voice described as "Fueled mainly by Sabbath's grooves, Sleep's foggy haze, and Yob's oppressive thunder."

KINGS DESTROY features guitarists Carl Porcaro and Chris Skowronski from NYHC legends -- and 100,000+ album selling unit -- Killing Time, drummer Rob Sefcik from Man's Ruin artists The Begotten and Electric Frankenstein, vocalist Steve Murphy from NYHC band Uppercut and bassist Aaron Bumpus.

HPRX presents three different options for the LP release.

OPTION 1) Standard Edition on White/Black marbled vinyl LP with insert. LTD. 200 copies.

OPTION 2) Deluxe Edition on Clear Wax with heavy Black and White splatter, insert and also a 7" test pressing with a bonus track "Two Tons". LTD 100 copies.

OPTION 3) Deluxe Splatter Edition with 7" and a second ultra rare Demo 7". LTD 25 copies.

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BLACK COAL CHRISTMAS: CD COMP HPR-250

For the HPRX Holiday live show this past season, we decided to give away a free CD to all the fans that have supported the bands we have brought to Michigan in the past few years. 140 copies were made on all BLACK COLORED CD on both sides (black CD's may not work on some players) with a color booklet (a parody of Melvins Eggnog) and housed in a mini picture-disc sleeve. Fans who attended the show or ordered records during the holiday season received a copy for free. The remaining copies were divided among the bands and the final copies are available here until they run out!

Hydro-Phonic's 2012 compilation CD features new, unreleased, demo and cover tracks from almost the entire HPRX family. Blue Aside, Stone Axe, Sons of Tonatiuh, BerT, Necronomicon, Mt. Goat, Buffalo Witch, SardoniS...and on and on... 24 tracks almost 70mins total, be sure to not miss this rare jem.

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SOURVEIN S/T LP HPR-248

SOURVEIN S/T LP aka Salvation........ The classic, long "lost", southern sludge masterpiece that's been out of print for over 12 years in any format and never available on vinyl until now. Featuring T-Roy (Hail!Hornet) on vocals and Liz Buckingham (Electric Wizard, 13) on guitar. Containing the classic tracks "Dirty South", "Plead the Fifth", "Burial" and "Salvation" and more; this release will quench the thirst of the rabid Southern Metal fans and obsessive record collectors who have waited years for this album to be available once again. The cover artwork has been recreated in the spirit of the original CD concept, but updated to represent the idea intended to be put forth by the band originally. Contains 8 tracks, 40 minutes and an insert.

This super limited first pressing is only 200 Clear Gold copies with gold cover and 100 Deluxe Glow in the Dark editions with a glowing cover as well as the wax itself! Fans of BUZZOVEN, EYEHATEGOD, WEEDEATER, FISTULA and Southern Metal in general will not want to miss this classic lost LP!

OPTION 1: Glow in the Dark Vinyl LP and Cover - LTD to 100 copies

OPTION 2: Metallic Gold Cover and Clear Gold LP LTD to 200 copies

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ETERNAL ELYSIUM: SEARCHING LOW & HIGH 2xLP HPR-247

Searching Low and High was originally released in 2005 on CD in Japan only. The CD was very expensive and sells on Ebay for insane prices, making it the rarest of the Eternal Elysium albums to own. Being the first release to feature bassist Tana Haugo and drummer Antonio Ishikawa in the new incarnation of Eternal Elysium, SH&L travels into fresh musical territory for the band, melding a decidedly "rock" sound into their classic mix of psychedelic doom influenced stoner metal. Inspired by the adventures of trying to score a bag of the "Sticky Icky" in the mystical land of Japan, SH&L on vinyl features all 8 classic cuts from the original CD (including my personal favorite "Before the Morning Comes"), re-mixed and mastered the way the band intended, and includes 2 additional BONUS TRACKS, never released anywhere (Eternal Elysium and The Spiral Conclusion). At almost 80 minutes of stony aural goodness, this 2xLP features a beautiful heavyweight gatefold cover and is available in multiple color options as well as a deluxe edition featuring a bonus 10" EP containing 4 additional tracks from the 2007 Black Cobra split and Mysterious Views in Stone Garden. The 10" was originally released by Electric Earth Records in 2008, and sold out quickly. These are the last 100 copies, and were acquired directly from Jelle (Sardonis) of Electric Earth Records upon their untimely demise. Last chance to get this amazing EP!

You can choose between 3 versions! OPTION 1: (A/B) Blue wax (C/D) Violet wax and a bonus 10" (E/F) Black wax. Limited to 100 copies! OPTION 2: Random Marble, we had them mix all the colors of the cover together. Limited to 100 copies! OPTION 3: Standard, good ol' Black wax. Limited to 300 copies!

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OPTION 1: Blue / Violet Vinyl 2xLP + BONUS 10" LTD to 100 copies

OPTION 2: Random Marble Vinyl 2xLP LTD to 100 copies

OPTION 3: Black Vinyl 2xLP Edition LTD to 300 copies

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BLUE ASIDE: THE ORANGE TREE LP HPR-246

Get ready to join Blue Aside on a journey through time and space as they craft the story of the last surviving refugees of a dieing planet and their journey to a new life far away. Chapter One in an ongoing saga, The Orange Tree is newest evolution of sound in the ever changing world of doom metal. Hydro-Phonic Records can give no higher recommendation than this LP to the fans of heavy music.

Combining the traditional Sleep/Sabbath doom sound with a healthy cross pollination of Space Rock and Pop Punk, all in a cohesive package that hybridizes into a new modern take on the psychedelic metal scene. Not in the industrial direction that Zoroaster or Salome taken as of late, but rather a Black Pyramid meets early Pink Floyd experience that will keep you rockin' until the last track fades away.....

The vinyl was intended to be just 150 Black and 100 Gold/Orange swirl but the pressing plant had some trouble doing the color request and the result was a bunch of different color versions! The picture above does not show the variation very well as the record looks best in bright light. We feel that all the color versions should be counted as one color and the black copies are the rarer ones this time... but you be the judge...

Black Vinyl Edition LTD to 100 copies

Red/Orange Marble Vinyl LTD to 100 copies

Clear Gold/Orange Swirl Vinyl LTD to 30 copies

Clear Red Vinyl LTD to 50 copies

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BALBOA [MI] - MMX CD HPR-245

Balboa [MI] were a sludge band from Michigan. They were impossible to miss live here in Michigan, as they were the opener for so many great touring bands. Balboa never released too much material to purchase over their 3 year existence, but they did indeed record a few times. MMX collects every scrap of recordings that the band did with all it's various line-ups. Includes their cover of a classic BUZZOVEN track, all the demos and EP's with additional and alternate songs.... 16 tracks total. This CD was released in a limited edition of 40 on a nice professional printed and sealed CD-R for their final show in July of 2010. We will offer the remaining copies here until gone! Lost to history!

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BLACK PYRAMID: STORMBRINGER + 4 CD HPR-244

Black Pyramid's second CD collects all the out-of-print and hard to find vinyl only tracks. Stormbringer and Cloud of Unknowing (from the Die Cut 8"), Illumination and Warswine (from the Old One Split) Macedonia (from the S/T LP) and Caravan (from the original s/t 7"). 6 Tracks, 50 mins of DOOM!

Black Pyramid: Stormbringer +4 CD - LTD to 1000 copies

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LET THE NIGHT ROAR: VOL. 2 LP HPR-243

Let The Night Roar return to war with their follow-up to their shedding Meteor City self titled debut. Mixing sludgier, darker, low-end with stoner riffs into their original galloping speed metal sound, LTNR drop on us 7 devastating new cuts, aimed strait at the jugular! For fans of stoner metal like High on Fire and Lair of the Minotaur as well as the classic metal of Celtic Frost and Obituary. Ultra limited to 100 color copies and 70 black copies, this is sure to be one of HPRX rarest records to get a hold of in the future.

Gold Black Tri-Split Edition Limited to 100 copies

Black Vinyl in Gold Cover limited to 70 copies

Black Vinyl in Exclusive Black on Black cover LTD to 30 copies

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BUFFALO WITCH CD HPR-242

Buffalo Witch hail from the Grand Rapids, Michigan's underground doom scene. Often found opening for Mountain Goat or Bullpig; BW appeal to fans of SLEEP, SABBATH and ELECTRIC WIZARD. After a series of demo self releases, this recording was done in a studio with great production and features package artwork by the mighty Bertimus Maximus.

BUFFALO WITCH s/t CD- LTD to 100 copies

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NECRONOMICON S/T (BRAZIL) CD HPR-241

FOR FANS OF: Old One, Coven, Witchcraft, early 1970's acid rock, Arthur Brown, Psyche-Doom, late '60's garage rock

If one didn't know better it would be easy to assume that this release was directly from the 1970's, newly re-discovered by some vinyl collector sifting through the endless stacks of all-but-nameless obscurities. However, Necronomicon, hailing from Maceió Alagoas, Brasil, are indeed a current band with a foot deep in the '70's well of dark sonic bliss. Dirty, filthy organ and bass creep from the analogue scum-haze filled background and deep into your psyche as the hypnotically hollow vocals slowly roll in from the distance like a soundtrack to some vintage horror flick locked in the recessed parts of your memory. Recalling Lovecraft's tales of DARK REDEMPTION and EVIL LOVE; Pedro Ivo Araujo, who provides the drums, organ and vocals on the album (and switches to bass and vocals for live shows), along with long-time cohort Lillian Lessa on guitar, conjure up a sound that only can be called "Prog-Doom".

With a style that is uncommon in the doom scene, it's hard to recommend Necronomicon to fans of any specific sub-genre or band, except maybe Old One, that is mined from similar sources... and possibly, in a way of its own, not straying too far from the current Electric Wizard sound. Taking cues from the hippy psyche-rock scene over doom metal; look for influences of Coven, Jefferson Airplane and the filth of the classic Arthur Browns acid rock masterpieces. The spells released here may well be the only protection you have for your trip back to Arkham.

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BLUE ASIDE: THE ORANGE TREE CD HPR-240

USA: $10.00

Get ready to join Blue Aside on a journey through time and space as they craft the story of the last surviving refugees of a dieing planet and their journey to a new life far away. Chapter One in an ongoing saga, The Orange Tree is newest evolution of sound in the ever changing world of doom metal. Hydro-Phonic Records can give no higher recommendation than this CD to the fans of heavy music.

Combining the traditional Sleep/Sabbath doom sound with a healthy cross pollination of Space Rock and Pop Punk, all in a cohesive package that hybridizes into a new modern take on the psychedelic metal scene. Not in the industrial direction that Zoroaster or Salome taken as of late, but rather a Black Pyramid meets early Pink Floyd experience that will keep you rockin' until the last track fades away.....

Reviewed By Andy "Dinger Beresky" Crawling Chaos Collective

Every once in awhile, there comes a band that blends disparate influences and elements so seamlessly, organically and effectively that their arrival signals a paradigm shift in the world of underground music.

Sure, neo-psychedelic acts like Naam and La Otracina have successfully incorporated extreme metal influences on their latest releases, and Boris has long been able to bridge the void between indie psych and heavy doom, but none of them have nailed it like Blue Aside do on their debut EP, the first in a series of conceptual pieces from this self-described "concept band."

You see, Blue Aside take the idea of the concept album one step further, opting to extend their concept to every aspect of the band's lyrical and musical content. The Orange Tree is the first in a series of voyages into their bizarre and surreal science fiction world, where the workers of Earth must live and toil underground as moles, while the rich upper class are protected by a mythical "orange tree" from the Sun's fatal and ever-present radiation. Whether this is some sort of clever allegory to our current social and political climate, I leave that up to the listener, but it's an intriguing concept that Blue Aside manages to carry out for the entirety of their five song debut, and they intend to make this ongoing saga the centerpiece of their future releases as well.

The songs themselves are well constructed, starting with the aptly titled "Traveler of Time And Space", with its layered guitar sound and sharp contrast in vocal styles. After the swirling psychedelia of the guitars gives way to heavy doom crashes, the vocals mix a tripped out death metal grunt with an evil spoken word approach, before launching into the higher registers that bands like Yob have successfully melded with a powerful low end. The difference here is that Adam Abram's nasally vocals are more reminiscent of a doomed out Syd Barrett than Geddy Lee. "Traveler" serves well as an opening track, and leads right into "Otis Sun", the album's standout track in my opinion. This song just has everything in it that Blue Aside do well, the harmonized, heavily effected guitar parts, the doom riffs that would make Saint Vitus proud, and the zonked out soloing that brings to mind Dave Chandler, J Mascis, Syd Barrett era Floyd, and even heavy nods to Hendrix. The vocals once again alternate between the high haunting clean vocals, and the ethereal death grunts. The verse progression is classic Floyd, but the chorus riff is classic Vitus, and once again they make this dichotomy work to their advantage.

"Orange Eyes" takes a different turn with a more straight forward approach to rhythm and melody, and a different vocal style than seen on the previous two tracks, thanks to drummer Matt Netto. It's perhaps the most straight forward of the five tracks, but clocking in at over nine minutes, there are enough twists and turns to keep things interesting, along with another catchy chorus and a full on finale that mixes heavy Sabbath riffs with haunting melodies. "Black Rays" is the most upbeat track, and also one of the most angular, with various rhythmic stops and changes, some odd time signatures, and the mixture of a more uptempo metallic chug along with the doom lumberings. The final track of the album, "The Inevitable Journey", is another longer number at seven and a half minutes, and it once again covers a lot of ground. Starting off heavy and downtuned like many of their other numbers, the ending finds Blue Aside exploring a more heavy shoegaze influenced universe, along the lines of something Boris could pull off, but the backing vocal arrangements remind me a bit of Soundgarden as well.

Unrelentingly progressive, Blue Aside are obviously a product of their varied influences, but tread their own unique path through the musical legacy that the past 45 years have left us with. It's a path that's worth exploring, and the band is definitely a trio of musical journeymen if nothing else. Each song is a trip in itself, into the mythos and worlds that they've created for themselves, beside The Orange Tree. Highly recommended for fans of both the doom and indie psych spectrums, fans of Naam, Yob, Dead Meadow, Sons of Otis, Quest For Fire, and Boris, take note and pick this one up. Rumor is they're working on a full length, and if it captures any of the vast potential shown here, it's going to be highly anticipated after such a momentous debut.

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BULLPIG - LET US ROT CD HPR-239

Bullpig are an extremely stripped down doom band hailing from Michigan. It's hard to really compare Bullpig to anything else, but I'd say Coffins, Anatomia, Yob.... simplified down to the basic down-tuned riff, repeated mind-numbingly. Bullpig are known for clearing the room with their extremely loud live show... but it's unclear if the audience hates Bullpig more, or Bullpig hates them more.... either way it's a lot of hate contained in this CD's 6 tracks.

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SARDONIS - S/T GATEFOLD 12" LP HPR-238

We've set October 1st as the official release date for the self titled debut by SardoniS. Nine hammers of loud instrumental heavy riffing spread of two sides of wax which come in a deluxe gatefold sleeve. 500 copies; 300 black and a ltd. edition of 200 solid silver. It's a co-release between 3 labels who share a common passion for infernal heavy riffing; Electric Earth Records (Belgium) + Heavy BirtH Records (the Netherlands) + Hydro-Phonic Records (US). The record was manufactured by the worlds finest pressing plant, RI, in the Netherlands.... making it extra smoke-a-licious!

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"Sardonis are all about The Riff. Their debut displays a love for amplifier tones and vintage Sabbath grooves. Black Cobra, Weedeater, and High on Fire comparisons are unavoidable, but the music is so immediate you can't process anything until after they're done hammering your skull. The absence of vocals allow a deeper, more Neitzchian listening experience wherein the abyss stares back at you. My sole complaint is that there aren't enough songs on here. This is the best first effort I've heard in a while." Noisynoise @STORNERROCK.COM

180 GRAM BLACK WAX WITH GATEFOLD COVER (300 copies)

180 GRAM SILVER WAX WITH GATEFOLD COVER (200 copies)

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Mountain Goat/The Crowned Virgin Split CD HPR-236

This split represents the long standing friendship between two bands that have slugged it out in the underground Michigan scene since they formed over four years ago. Originally intended to be a "TOUR ONLY" cd, the idea was scrapped when many dates fell through and the tour was cancelled. HPRX stepped up to give the release to the awaiting fans that never got their chance to see either band on the scrapped adventure. Featuring many favorite tracks of the HPRX staff, this is sure to become an instant classic.

Mountain Goat return with four crushing new tracks and brought some friends for the party. Featuring cuts recorded during the "Smoke Filled Land" sessions, this CD features two classic Mountain Goat tracks updated from the demo, along with two brand new tunes for your listening (dis)pleasure. True to form; if you loved the debut release from the Michigan sludgsters, you are sure to eat up these tasty tidbits…flavored with a slight hint of the upcoming ALL NEW release,… whenever that may be.

Grab you battle axe and sword and prepare for the apocalyptic black metal of THE CROWNED VIRGIN. Speeding things up for the second half the split, these Michigan warriors bring the wrath of God to your unrelenting ears. Not some sissy Christian band as some may have you believe, but rather an aural smack in the face to the unbelievers of the heavy destruction to come. Pray for forgiveness, the end times are here!

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FISTULA - GOAT 12" LP HPR-235

*****DELUXE CRIME SCENE EDITION*****

Ohio is rotting. Fistula once again deliver another heavy dose of their septic, filthy, lumbering death-sludge in the form of Goat, a five-song Ep of low-fi and low-end nihilistic filth and rabies-laced caveman thrash with songs based on the ghoulish discovery and subsequent investigation of the eleven decomposing bodies found in the Cleveland home of Anthony Sowell in the Autumn of 2009. This new disc delivers more of the pulverizing, slime-covered sludge and primitive death metal rot that these Buckeye barbarians have been carving out in the back of Medina garages over the past ten years, continuing to follow in the coagulated blood tracks of Frost, Autopsy and Winter, but filtered through Fistula's uniquely mangled and inebriated scum-haze and utterly negatory world-view. [CRUCIAL BLAST]

The STANDARD EDITION is a one-sided 24 min LP of epic proportions. Pressed on CLEAR GOLD and silk screened with the Shovel-o-Gram band logo on the reverse side so as to actually show through the record to the front side. Limited to 200 copies this edition is sure to be one of the most unique LP's in your collection.

The DELUXE CRIME SCENE EDITION includes the LP that is one sided and screen printed with the Shovel-o-Gram band logo on the back side.... and it's on GLOW IN THE DARK vinyl. It also contains crime scene photos from the Sowell house (the Cleveland serial killer the album is based on)... in addition to a huge 12 x 18 two-sided poster of collected news paper articles about the murders and case... along with a CSI evidence bag with a real soil-sample from the actual Sowell home (the front yard by the street actually, the rest was fenced off as a crime scene). Totally sick as fuck! All this enclosed in a standard LP jacket of the amazing cover artwork by Steve Barcus.... and then wrapped in official DO NOT CROSS-CRIMESCENE yellow police tape. You really can't get a more elaborate package than this fucker.

DELUXE CRIME SCENE EDITION (100 copies) $25.00 USD

STANDARD CLEAR GOLD (200 copies) $15.00 USD

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BLACK PYRAMID: STORMBRINGER 8" EP HPR-234

STANDARD EDITION: Yellow wax in die-cut cover

DELUXE EDITION: Glow wax and CD limited to 100 copies

ROTTING FLESH EDITION: ATIH Exclusive, LTD 100 copies

TOUR EDITION: White wax with foil stamped cover, LTD 100 copies

TEST PRESS: 10", alternate cover, Yellow Wax LTD 25 copies

With all the emails and calls on my ass to get this record out to you fans, we decided to do a pre-order. HPRX don't normally do pre-orders for releases as many things can go wrong in the process of making a custom stamped record. So with that being said, the 8" wont ship for another month or so yet, but you may spend your cash now in guarantee of a copy. All the covers must be hand glued by yours truly and will ship in the order that pre-orders are received.

Black Pyramid's "Stormbringer" 8" is available in two editions, Deluxe and Standard. Both editions are on custom cut 8" wax (die-cut down from a standard 10" record) and both come in a special Die-cut cover that interacts with the vinyl itself. The Deluxe Edition is on Glow in the Dark vinyl and comes with a bonus CD containing 6 tracks, 4 bonus tracks as well as the two tracks from "Stormbringer". The bonus tracks are from the original demo as well as the "vinyl only" track from the s/t original LP released by Electric Earth, sold out long ago. The Standard Edition comes in the same cool package, but is on yellow wax.

The band will also have a very limited "Tour Edition" available at Roadburn Fest and the rest of their Euro tour locations. Any copies that may be left after the tour will be made available to you crazy internet fans via this Myspace and on Ebay.

By request we have sold a few extra sweet 10" TEST PRESSINGS we had... hard to turn down $100 cash for it. While I'd never recommend it, we do indeed have a couple TEST PRESSINGS left after everyone got a copy in the band and at the label. If you are a gluttonous bastard record collector like we are, go ahead and order one! We did a special cover showing a glimpse at the original artwork created for this release when it was intended to be a triangle cut record. Without enough space for the songs, the triangle version was scrapped. Yellow 10" wax hand-numbered to 25 copies! By far the rarest Black Pyramid record you will ever find!

DELUXE EDITION: Glow in the Dark wax and CD limited to 100 copies STANDARD EDITION: Yellow wax in die-cut cover TEST PRESS: 10" Yellow Wax ONLY 5 AVAILABLE

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SONS OF TONATIUH S/T CD HPR-233

"More crusty-punk than crusty-sludge, Atlanta's Sons of Tonatiuh (pronounced "Tahn-a-tee-ah") still has enough of a Leechmilk pedigree (guitarist/vocalist Dan Caycedo played in both) to appeal to those that drink freely from those foul, murky waters. Regardless of tempo, these Sons play it straightforward and vicious. For fans of Sourvein, Iron Monkey, Eyehategod, and Weedeater." -STONERROCK -Arzgarth-

Fans of bands like Floor/Torche would not go wrong checking this band out!

SONS OF TONATIUH S/T CD Vinyl LP 250 Clear Blue or Clear Yellow

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RAMESSES: BAPTISM OF THE WALKING DEAD 12" LP HPR-232

AVAILABLE IN THREE DIFFERENT EDITIONS!

GET THE DELUXE EDITION LIMITED TO 200 COPIES TOTAL!!

Ramesses are back with an LP version of the 2009 release "Baptism of the Walking Dead". Ramesses are a blacker, doomier, meaner, more dark and nasty version of the members former band, Electric Wizard. Ramesses are mining the same source material as many of the British bands are currently... Vintage Hammer Horror Classic Films of the 60s and 70s, Nazi occult history, witchcraft lore and Lovecraftian spells..... complete with sample soundbites from those sources. Don't expect a copycat knockoff from Ramesses, but rather a new, fresh take on the same sort of music that interests fans of their former bands.

The vinyl is available in a regular and deluxe package, both featuring a giant 24 inch fold out upside-down cross that wraps the LP as the cover, revealing the wax through the missing sections. The deluxe version started as Ultra Clear, and about halfway through we started to add glow-in-the-dark phosphorescent PVC pellets. The result was to fade from almost completely clear to almost completely green in a gradation for the last 100 copies. The black edition was specially made for the audiophile! Pressed on 150gram, 100% pure solid virgin black vinyl, you can really hear the difference in quality, as most all black records contain 40% or more recycled stock... you can even see through some back wax that is not pure! The Deluxe editions come with an 8 piece trading card puzzle of cover images that were trimmed off!

"Baptism" features four extremely catchy doom tracks, blacked and served with a side of Death! While the Lp is only about a half hour long, it with leave any fan drooling to feast upon the "Take the Curse" CD. The vinyl contains an additional track not available on the CD version. It must also be noted that these are alternate versions of the songs on the "Take the Curse" CD! THE STANDARD VERSION features the die-cut upside-down cross cover on heavy 150 gram audiophile pure virgin BLACK WAX.

THE DELUXE EDITION 1: features the die-cut upside-down cross cover on heavy 150 gram ULTRA CLEAR WAX WITH 8 PUZZLE CARDS!

THE DELUXE EDITION 2: features the die-cut upside-down cross cover on heavy 150 gram GLOW IN THE DARK WAX WITH 8 PUZZLE CARDS!

STANDARD RELEASE BLACK WAX (300 copies) LIMITED EDITION DELUXE ULTRA CLEAR (100 copies) LIMITED EDITION DELUXE GLOW IN THE DARK (100 copies) ULTIMATE FAN PACK!!! ALL 3 COLORS, TEST PRESS, UNCUT COVER PROOF SHEET (POSTER SIZE), AND A ONE-OF-A-KIND MISTAKE "SMOKE" COLORED VERSION OF THE LP AND MORE GOODIES! PLEASE CONTACT FOR MORE INFO! ONLY ONE AVAILABLE!

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MOUNTAIN GOAT - SMOKE FILLED LAND 7" HPR-231

BLACKLIGHT COVER EDITION

Mountain Goat are a crowd favorite... no matter what kind of show bill this 3-piece play on, they always win the audience over. Doom, Sludge, HC Punk, Psychedelic, Desert Rock.... all wrapped together in a super catchy riff monster. Fans of old school EYEHATEGOD, BUZZOVEN, WEEDEATER and newer fair like ELECTRIC WIZARD will love the filthy, rhythmic doses of sonic candy Mountain Goat conjure up on their debut 7". We have many more Mountain Goat releases planed, so get on board now at the beginning!

The cover of this 7" is a beautiful custom printed psychedelic black-light lithograph that actually glows! The regular editions feature a purple foil stamped logo and the very rare Deluxe Edition on clear pink vinyl is stamped with a prismatic, hologram logo and is limited to 75 copies.

STANDARD ON BLACK WAX WITH PURPLE FOIL STAMPED LOGO (175 copies) DELUXE ON PINK WAX WITH A HOLOGRAM STAMPED LOGO and CD CD version with Bonus Track

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ACCEPT DEATH S/T 12" LP HPR-230

AVAILABLE IN TWO DIFFERENT EDITIONS!

GET THE DELUXE EDITION LIMITED TO 50 COPIES!!

Accept Death.... Cleveland's sickest maniacs have finally unleashed their classic filthy debut on deadly wax. AxDx features members of Hemdale, Fistula, and Sollubi crunching out some sick and twisted catchy, thrashy, grindy, stoney tracks that really is hard to pin down. Here's what Crucial Blast has to say:

"Hugely nasty and barbaric death sludge from former members of HEMDALE, Clevo SXE thugs DIE HARD, and FISTULA, from one of the few areas of the country that seems to be capable of consistently birthing high-caliber lava metal. Forming in 2005 from the void left by the almighty FISTULA, ACCEPT DEATH sort of picks up where FISTULA left off, taking the monstrously downtuned, sludgy hate punk of the excellent Idiopathic album and their phlegm spewing split disc with BURMESE and slowing the music down even more, and adding even more noxious vocals on exquisitely stoopid/negatively titled jams like "Punish The Retarded", "Kill Everyone", and "Skinning The Face For Relief". This self titled debut album sounds like EYEHATEGOD gone mentally unstable death metal, retardedly slow and diseased FROST riffs obscuring deceptively catchy hooks underneath the boils and scar tissue while axeman Scott Stearns voms majorly corroded and damaged acid-guitar and squealing feedback over sudden blasts of gnarly ultraheavy thrash. Former HEMDALE singer Matt Rositano's schizo vocals do a constant switch between fucking unhinged mental patient rants and some ridiculously gruff death grunts, and sometimes emits effective moaning chants, like on "A Slow Funeral For A Lifetime Of Suffering". Makita from LOCKWELD / APARTMENT 213 lends some additional fucked up vocal damage to "Wallowing In Filth". Awesomely acrid power death sludge hatred that intersects the goo of IRON MONKEY, COFFINS, EYEHATEGOD, NOOSEBOMB, FISTULA, etc., with face flattening, primitive OBITUARY / CELTIC FROST style heaviness."

THE STANDARD VERSION features a fold-over style cover with a silver foil stamped logo on black wax.

THE DELUXE EDITION on Red Vinyl, includes a CD of the 5 additional early tracks recently unearthed. These tracks have never been released in any format or download. Also look for Turntable Toy No.3 Hypnotic Disc with this deluxe release. The Deluxe Edition cover logo is stamped in Crimson Foil as well.

STANDARD RELEASE BLACK WAX (150 copies)

LIMITED EDITION RED WAX/DELUXE PACKAGE (50 copies)

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RAVENS CREED / SOLLUBI SPLIT 7" HPR-229

AVAILABLE IN THREE DIFFERENT EDITIONS!

GET EXCLUSIVE BOX SET LIMITED TO 25 COPIES!! (only 2 left!!)

RAVENS CREED is an amazing band featuring members of IRON MONKEY, ORANGE GOBLIN and SABBAT. This is for those who remember and loved the early crossover era of HC/metal of the mid 1980's… think DRI's "Crossover" meets Slayer's "Reign in Blood", with modern twists on the style. These are the final releases of the line-up featuring Ben Ward of ORANGE GOBLIN on vocals. Recorded on-the-fly in their personal home studio, these tracks have a decidedly LO-FI sound that captures the band an interesting transitional phase.

SOLLUBI is an eastern US sludge group comprised of members of FISTULA, PENNCONN, RAPE X, ACCEPT DEATH, and BLACKWELL. Sollubi's track is a down tempo, slow burning, grisly, sonic punishment with a hint of psychedelic redemption! This is the last track before the epic split with AQUILONIAN coming very soon!

The BOX SET includes all four color versions (black, green, yellow, and split) with alternate covers for each edition in addition to some fun goodies including a psychedelic hypnotic disc for your turntable and some buttons and more!! Super Limited!!!!!

STANDARD RELEASE ON BORING BLACK WAX (300 copies)

LIMITED EDITION GREEN HAZE COLORED WAX (100 copies)

LIMITED EDITION BOX SET OF 4 COLORS + EXTRA GOODIES (25 copies)

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STONE AXE : EXTENDED PLAY VINYL 10" HPR-228

AVAILABLE IN TWO DIFFERENT EDITIONS!

HPRX pulled out all the stops on this amazing EP. The Mirror Edition is simply stunning, it's so shiny you can see your own face in the "trippy" psychedelic cover art. Not to mention the creamy blue color wax!!!!! The Standard Edition is pressed on high quality virgin white vinyl and housed in a heavy gauge card stock cover with the same sweet optical design.......If you don't know STONE AXE, you are in for a treat! Step back into the '70's with some heavy "Stoner Rock" riffing in the vein of early AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Cream, Free and Deep Purple, only with a decidedly modern feel! Tony, Dru and the boys will have you soaring to distant places with just one spin! Turn on the blacklight and lava lamp, get the rolling tray out and fluff up the beanbag chair, it's gonna be "Stoney" trip!!

Standard Lp jacket and White Colored vinyl limited to 300 copies

"Mirror" Cover Jacket with Blue Colored vinyl limited to 150 copies

ROADBURN 2011 EXCLUSIVE: Clear Gold no-labels

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STONE AXE/Sun Gods In Exile Split 7" HPR-227

AVAILABLE IN THREE DIFFERENT EDITIONS!

Stone Axe give us a final little taste before whats to come on this years STONE AXE II LP. The track here, "On with the show" is classic SA, and that means classic rock! If you have enjoyed the past SA releases, you definitely need this slab o' wax. ......SUN GODS IN EXILE are one of the last bands playing straight forward RnR! They have come a long way in a short time! With a full length CD on Small Stone Records, a tour with Stone Axe and even a song chosen to appear on the FX Networks infamous SON OF ANARCHY tv show! SGIE's track "TUCSON" is classic biker rock! Dirty, catchy and so heavy it will have you rearing for a bar fight!

Both of the editions come in a very heavy, 18 pt, "pocket" style cover

Standard jacket with White or Black Colored vinyl limited to 200 copies each

Reverse Cover Jacket with Green Marble Colored vinyl limited to 100 copies

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XXX MANIAK: Gorebortion LP HPR-226

AVAILABLE IN THREE DIFFERENT EDITIONS!

GET EXCLUSIVE METALLIC COLOR WAX LIMITED TO 50!!

28 Tracks of insane drug fueled, gore obsessed, porn-grind.... or something like that anyway.... featuring a collection of never released on vinyl sickness sure to offend EVERYONE who can't stand back and detach themselves from reality. Blistering Thrash riffs, endless electronic blast beats all inter-cut with sick and twisted cinematic sound bites... you can't go wrong!!!! If you are into bands like Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Brutal Truth, Pig Destroyer, Napalm Death, Insect Warfare, Carcass, any Relapse or Crucial Blast bands or just heavy-ass grindcore in general.. do yourself a favor and get this piece of this rancid wax! It's so disturbing, you might be embarrassed to admit you own it!

STANDARD RELEASE ON PURPLE-RED-BLACK SPLATTER

LIMITED EDITION METALLIC GOLD VINYL (50 copies)

SILVER PREORDER EDITION (50 copies)

LABEL/BAND ONLY COLOR - HALF CLEAR HALF BLACK