Hypertension and Hollowman records state of the world address

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First things first. We’d like to welcome Belgium ‘s gore/grind/death metal pride ABORTED to the family. Our newly baptized imprint label Hollowman will be handling the vinyl duties of their newest record “Slaughter & Apparatus: A Methodical Overture”, with a release date expected early March. Few European bands have succeeded in taking over a scene by force, but ABORTED have proven with classics such “Engineering the Dead” and the most recent “The Archaic Abattoir” that their mix of blood soaked gore-grind and melodic guitar work is here to stay! ABORTED’s fifth studio full-length was produced and mastered by Tue Madsen (The Haunted), features guest appearances by Jeff Walker (ex-Carcass), Hatesphere’s Jacob Bredahl and David Haley of Psycroptic. Limited colour vinyl only available through the Hypertension/Hollowman webstore. We’ve decided that pre-orders are too much of a hassle so check back here regularly. We also have a select number of copies of ABORTED’s “The Archaic Abattoir” available on vinyl in our store.

More Hollowman news, as the new BORN FROM PAIN vinyl for “War” is expected to arrive within this and two weeks. BORN FROM PAIN obviously don’t need an introduction anymore, anyone who didn’t catch them on tour with Hatebreed, Napalm Death or Six Feet Under to name a few, must reconsider his or her interest in hardcore. The newest effort “War” is a devastating blow built on murderous grooving and fast paced riffs and heaviness, killer breakdowns and a pinch of melody. A limited number of coloured vinyl is available for both BFP releases.

Hypertension Records is aiming for the highest in 2007. We’re negotiating with a couple of bands as we speak, expect some big news soon. In the meantime, AMENRA are in the pre-production phase at the moment, with a new record expected somewhere 2007. They’ll be playing a selected number of shows prior to the release, including a short German stint and the annual Roadburn festival in the Netherlands .

The VENOMOUS CONCEPT limited picture disc LP is nearing the final stages of the painstakingly slow production process, but all good things come to those who wait. These 333 copies will be available through our own mailorder, besides a number of copies that will be available through the band directly, so keep an eye out as we will not be taking pre-orders. For those with limited brain capacities: VC is the hardcore punk project of Kevin Sharp (Brutal Truth), Danny Herera and Shane Embury (Napalm Death) and King Buzzo (Melvins). A sweet poster bag, liner notes and an exclusive bonus track are the frosting on this cake. Nuff Said.

Our good friends over at Candlelight will be releasing a 2xCD combining STARKWEATHER’s earlier efforts “Into The Wire” and “Crossbearer” plus lots of bonus material from compilations, 7″s, etc. The reissue will surface late January so keep your eyes peeled.

Grimm Greetings