Happy Bandcamp Friday! In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last 8 months and did not know, here’s the deal. 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. 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. SEA SLEEPER – Nostophobia: Portland, Oregon progressive death metal band and newest MAR signee Sea Sleeper has unveiled a spectacular music video for “Old Guard”, the lead single off of their debut album Nostophobia (releasing February 5 2021 via MAR). Watch the video premiere on Mosh Pit Nation, and while you’re at it, pre-order the album. Digipack CDs, t-shirts, posters and digital downloads are available now via seasleeper.bandcamp.com
2. OLD BLOOD – “Pentahead”: The LA psychedelic doom unit has unveiled another stunning new music video for a song off of their recently released sophomore full-length Acid Doom, and this one might well be their most ambitious one till date, complete with stop-motion animation. What’s more, they have launched a new two-album vinyl bundle which gives the newly initiated a chance to pick up both of their LPs at a bundle price. Embroidered logo patches have also been freshly launched today. Bask in the glory of the “Pentahead” music video below, and head over to oldbloodgroup.bandcamp.com to get yourselves some goodies.
3. LIVING DARKNESS – “Darkest Moments Make You Stronger” T-Shirt for Mental Health Awareness: LA traditional heavy metal group Living Darkness has launched a new t-shirt design specially to raise funds for Mental Health Awareness. 50% of proceeds from all sales of the new t-shirt as well as its corresponding t-shirt + album CD bundle will go to the Child Mind Institute. Get yourselves some kickass merch, and support a great cause.
4. ROADRASH – Self-Titled 7″ Test Press: We released this Canadian speed metal band’s self-titled 7″ earlier this year, and now for the first time, we are putting up the test pressings for this release up for sale. Only 4 copies in stock!
5. THE HOOD’S GOT TALENT – Vol. 1: Metal Assault Records is collaborating with fellow LA label Candlepower Records for a few releases, and this is the first of them. The Hood’s Got Talent: Vol. 1 is a power-packed mixtape compilation of 14 brand new tracks spotlighting 9 killer heavy metal bands, all based out of Los Angeles. The entire album has been released digitally as of today. Cassette tapes are on sale, and start shipping out next week. Lineup (in alphabetical order):
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6. 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, plus the band’s first vinyl offering in just as long! Released on October 30, and featuring the original ‘Slenderman’ EP along with brand new songs and special bonus tracks. Limited-edition vinyl, super-limited-edition vinyl hand-signed by legendary vocalist / mainman Dukey Flyswatter and guitarist / songwriter Andy “Satan” Chavez, and test press vinyl are available. A collectors’ bundle including a Haunted Garage logo patch, logo pin, and the original ‘Slenderman’ EP on CD is also available.
7. METAL ASSAULT Classic Logo T-Shirts: They are back, and up for pre-order! Show your support for all things MAR and wear this explosive shirt loud and proud.
AND what’s more, we have METAL ASSAULT MIXTAPE Vol. 2 and Vol. 3, and existing digital releases and physical stock items from WARWIND, THE BLUE PRISON, HVILE I KAOS, EMERSON SINCLAIR, 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!