PODCAST: Episode 209: Thomas Hazelmeyer of Amphetamine Reptile Records on the New Album by Melvins and Running an Indie Label


We caught up with Thomas Hazelmeyer, owner of the legendary Amphetamine Reptile Records, and as an artist himself under Haze XXL. AmRep not only put out records by Thomas’ band Halo of Flies, but also Helmet, Cows, Helios Creed, Chokebore, Servotron, and brand new album from Melvins, “Bad Mood Rising!” Check out this essential chat!

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EXCLUSIVE: Mr.Phylzzz to Release Their New Album – “Cancel Culture Club” LP This Fall

Acclaimed Chicago Noise Rock duo Mr.Phylzzz will release their new album October 1st, 2022 via Amphetamine Reptile. Mr.Phylzzz is currently on tour in support of their new record Cancel Culture Club all written and recorded by Clinton Jacob in a 10×10 room during the pandemic that features guest appearances from legends such as Haze XXL (Halo of Flies /Amphetamine Reptile), Kevin Rutmanis (Cows, Tomahawk, The Melvins) and King Buzzo (The Melvins). The band shared their new video for “Mr.Entertainer” (featuring Buzz Osborne, Kevin Rutmanis and Haze XXL is available to watch here!

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Wrong – Feel Great

Take note, kids, Wrong has the 411 on how to properly record an album in 2018. Wrong’s latest, Feel Great (Relapse), is the result of entering the studio with a set vision and ample preparation. You know your shit is tight when you can deliver 11 aggressive and tuneful tracks in about the span of time it takes for Domino’s to deliver its pizza-adjacent product.Continue reading