GIFT GUIDE: 2021 Black Friday and Holiday Gift Guide For Rockers and Metalheads


What to get the music fan that has everything? Find out with our handy 2021 Black Friday and Holiday Gift guide For Rockers and Metalheads. Check out all the links below to support bands, labels, festivals, record stores, and other small businesses this year.

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Listen to Drowse Cover “Wait And Bleed” by Slipknot


Drowse have put a decidedly electronic spin on the titanic first Slipknot hit song from their 1999 selt-titled debut album, “Wait And Bleed.” The song appears on the forthcoming nu metal comp from The Flenser, Send the Pain Below, attribute to NuMetal and 1990s nostalgia. The comp is only available to on vinyl to subscribers of their Series Three membership club. Previously released covers include tracks by Vile Creature, Chat Pile, and Wreck & Reference. Check it out now!

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Listen to Wreck and Reference Cover Deftones’ – “Change (In the House of Flies)”


Industrial Post-Metal Duo Wreck and Reference has released a new post-Shoegaze cover of Deftones’ hit song, “Change (In the House of Flies).” The track comes off of the upcoming exclusive vinyl compilation from The Flenser, Send The Pain Below, which is a gang of Nu-Metal and 1990s metal covers by cool bands. The comp is only available on vinyl to subscribers of their Series Three membership club, and you sign up for a membership below, or buy the track from W & R!

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GUEST POST: Kyle Bates of Drowse – Top Albums of the Year 2020


 

Ghost Cult continues our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR pros, and more! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. In this edition, Kyle Bates a.k.a. Drowse shares his Top Albums List for 2020 with our readers. Drowse dropped a new album in 2019, Light Mirror, out now from The Flenser label.


Planning For Burial Shares Rare Track – “When Summer Turns to Fall”


Venerable underground label The Flenser has shared a surprise new track from Planning For Burial – “When Summer Turns to Fall” today via Bandcamp. The song was only available as a Flexi disc release as a free add-in from the label with orders. Now you can stream the song! Stream the track right now!

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Botanist Shares New Single “Oxygen”, New Album Out This Week


Avant-garde Metal troupe Botanist has shared a new single, “Oxygen” from their upcoming album Photosynthesis, due out later this week, October 30th, via the esteemable label, The Flenser. The new album is a concept album about how plants convert sunlight into energy and how plants have a worldwide, symbiotic relationship.

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Sprain Signs With The Flenser Label, Debut Album Coming in 2020


The Flenser label, home to incredible artists such as Street Sects, Have A Nice Life, Drowse, Elizabeth Colour Wheel and more have signed Los Angeles-based band Sprain. The band has released a debut EP in 2018 and are currently planning their full-length debut album for 2020. The group has a show this week in Los Angeles with the like-minded genius-enigmas in Nothing. In addition to exciting releases planned for 2020, The Flenser host a label showcase at Roadburn 2020!Continue reading


Street Sects – Gentrification III: Death and Displacement


I’m not going to pretend to know much about Street Sects or their Gentrification serial album, but what I do know is that Gentrification III: Death and Displacement (The Flenser) is six minutes of fire breathing intensity and disjointed electronic sounds. In other words, I fucking love it. What I’m not entirely sure of is why the entire Gentrification movement isn’t available as one solid release?Continue reading