In case you weren’t aware, it’s another Bandcamp Friday! It means that through all of today (until 11:59 PM Pacific Time), Bandcamp is waiving its revenue share, and letting us keep 100% of our sales revenue. As has become the tradition through this strange year of human existence, Metal Assault Records has premiered a bunch of new music and launched a whole host of new merchandise items to coincide with Bandcamp Friday. Here’s a quick rundown.
1. WARWIND – Arise: The debut album from this highly promising new LA black metal group is releasing on October 23 and is now available for pre-order on CD, limited-edition cassette tape and digital download, and as part of merch bundles with album cover design t-shirts. Lead single “Unleashed” is streaming, and comes as an instant download with every pre-order.
2. OLD BLOOD – Acid Doom: Over 50K streams across all digital platforms, debut at # 22 on Doom Charts, and stellar reviews by Doomed & Stoned, Ghost Cult Magazine, Riff Relevant, The Sleeping Shaman, and more. The first week of release for LA psychedelic doom unit Old Blood’s new album Acid Doom has been a huge success. If you haven’t yet listened to this incredible album, today is as good a time as any to do so and pick up a copy while you’re at it.
3. HAUNTED GARAGE – Slenderman … and Other Strange Tales [Expanded EP]: The first full-length release from the LA horror punk / shock rock / heavy metal legends in 30 years! Featuring the original ‘Slenderman’ EP along with brand new songs and special bonus tracks. Pre-orders for vinyl are now live. Autographed copies and test pressings are also available. Two brand new studio tracks “Surf Nazis (They Must Die)” and “Judgement Road” is streaming, and come as instant download with every pre-order.
4. LIVING DARKNESS – “Evil Embrace”: This brand new scintillating track from fast-rising young LA traditional heavy metal group Living Darkness, off of their soon-to-be-released debut album, ‘The Bishop’, is now streaming, and comes as instant download with every album pre-order.
5. SOLAR HAZE – “Hit The Mics” jingle: The Los Angeles heavy metal / stoner rock group has done something unusual … they wrote and recorded a jingle specifically for comedian Ryan Demarest’s “Hit The Mics” podcast, and we decided to release it as a standalone track to mark this edition of Bandcamp Friday. Bask in the glory!
AND what’s more, we have METAL ASSAULT MIXTAPE Vol. 3, and existing stock items from HVILE I KAOS, EMERSON SINCLAIR, ROADRASH, SOLAR HAZE and DAWN FADES available via the MA bandcamp as well.
If you like what you hear and see, we highly encourage you all to make a purchase today. Thank you for your support!