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Lucifer - Lucifer I Turquoise Sparkle Vinyl Edition
Lucifer
Lucifer I Turquoise Sparkle Vinyl Edition
LP | 2015 | UK | Original (Rise Above)
18,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder 19.06.2020
2020 repress, 666 copies on coloured vinyl.

Lucifer is the band formed by former vocalist of The Oath, Johanna Sadonis. Following the mournful and premature demise of that much-celebrated band, she wasted no time in creating a new beast to go beyond previous limitations.
That beast is Lucifer and here they are with their stunning debut album simply titled I. Having released their debut single, Anubis earlier in 2015, there has been a significant buzz generating around Lucifer. The anticipation for I is high and it will not disappoint.
With the addition of Garry Jennings (ex-Cathedral/Death Penalty) as co-songwriter and studio guitarist, Lucifer have moved forward into a realm of rock music which is very rare and very special in this time. Genuine, classic, heavy, studied and passionate are just a few words the instantly spring to mind upon first hearing. Lucifer's instinctive take on the very soul of early heavy metal is the electrified essence of rock n'roll at its nascent purest. This is Magic Rock –heartfelt and holistic.
Eschewing the now well-worn cliches of the occult rock explosion in favour of a truthful and tempestuous re-imagining of classic 70s proto-metal and turbocharged blues, the eight songs on this band's debut album crackle and fizz with nascent energy and the compelling conviction of music made for all the right reasons.
Although still firmly rooted in the fertile soil first cultivated by Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and Blue Oyster Cult, Lucifer exist in a proudly liberated and limitless sonic realm, where the heaviest blues rock is a mere starting point for the band’s skyward creative trajectory.
Witchskull - A Driftwood Cross
Witchskull
A Driftwood Cross
10" | 2020 | EU | Original (Rise Above)
18,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Students of monolithic, turbo-charged and fuzzed-out doom will already be familiar with this Australian (Canberra based) trio. Erupting into the consciousness of riff worshippers the globe over with 2015’s monumental, self-released debut The Vast Electric Dark, Witchskull instantly revealed themselves as co-opters of metal’s dark history and purveyors of some of the heaviest, grooviest and fiercest Doom-metal available to human ears. After securing a natural home at Rise Above Records, the band’s follow-up album Coven’s Will (2018) briskly upgraded their worldwide profile, securing countless great reviews and generating a ferocious buzz in the underground. Back now with eight neck-threatening explosions from the pitch-black Sabbathian hearts of three diehard artisan riff-makers, A Driftwood Cross places Witchskull firmly at the forefront of the amorphous scene they emerged from. With burgeoning mortal threats looming over us all, the only path to salvation is through the sound of distorted guitars and tectonic rumble. Heavy music for heavy times. Suddenly, the future looks a little brighter.
Cathedral - Freak Winter
Cathedral
Freak Winter
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Rise Above)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Freak Winter was recorded live in London on December 23rd 2010, as part of Cathedral’s 20th Anniversary concert. It features a setlist of favourites performed to mark the dark celebration of their illustrious career up to that point. The double album comes housed in a gatefold sleeve, featuring exclusive artwork by long-time Cathedral collaborator and acclaimed artist, Dave Patchett.
Cathedral - Return To The Forest
Cathedral
Return To The Forest
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Rise Above)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Return to the Forest was recorded live in London on December 23rd 2010, as part of Cathedral’s 20th Anniversary concert. For this event, the original line-up that recorded the milestone 1991 Doom Metal album, Forest of Equilibrium, re-united for a one-off performance of the album. It was the one and only time this album has been performed live in its entirety, which was thankfully recorded onto multitrack and mixed by Jaime Gomez Arellano. The double album comes housed in a gatefold sleeve, featuring exclusive artwork by long-time Cathedral collaborator and acclaimed artist, Dave Patchett.
Twin Temple - Twin Temple (Bring You Their Signature Sound.... Satanic Doo-Wop) Purple Sparkle Vinyl Edition
Twin Temple
Twin Temple (Bring You Their Signature Sound.... Satanic Doo-Wop) Purple Sparkle Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | EU | Reissue (Rise Above)
18,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Everybody knows that the Devil has all the best tunes. From Robert Johnson selling his soul at the crossroads to the blood-soaked black metal of Norway, Satan has long loomed large over the music world, striking fear into the hearts of the sanctimonious. But nothing that has gone before will prepare you for the arrival of Twin Temple: Los Angeles’ one and only purveyors of Satanic Doo-Wop. Devout Satanists and meticulous preservers of rock’n’roll’s ancient, timeless spirit, this black-clad and effortlessly stylish duo have created a sound that blends their Satanic ideology with the irresistible sass and melody of classic ‘50s and ‘60s rock ‘n’roll. The result is Twin Temple (Bring You Their Signature Sound...Satanic Doo-Wop), a debut album that not only serves to salute the Dark One, but also delivers some of the catchiest and coolest music to emerge from any genre in years.
Church Of Misery - Thy Kingdom Scum Gold Vinyl Edition
Church Of Misery - The Second Coming Gold Vinyl Edition
Firebird - Firebird
Firebird
Firebird
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Rise Above)
18,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder 12.06.2020
Firebird is the brainchild of legendary UK guitarist Bill Steer (Carcass, Napalm Death), which explores areas he is most fond of, outside of death metal and heavy metal in general. The sound of Firebird is very pure and is heavily influenced by the forefathers of heavy rock and blues, dating back from the early 60s through to early 70s. Bill’s soulful vocals can be somewhat compared to Steve Marriot, at least in terms of expression, whilst his guitar playing is in a league of its own; truly one of the most under-estimated guitarists in the history of British rock. The band released this debut album back in 2000 on Rise Above records, the label ran by his old pal Lee Dorrian. The line up on this debut featured the explosive rhythm section of Leo Smee (Cathedral, Chrome Hoof etc) on bass and Ludwig Witt (Spiritual Beggars, Grand Magus etc) on drums. It received high critical acclaim from both classic rock purists and fans of his heavier work. Released for the first time on vinyl, Firebird will please Bill’s many fans who are finally able to fill this gap in their collection.
Giuda - Interplanetary Craft
Giuda
Interplanetary Craft
7" | 2019 | EU (Rise Above)
13,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU
Genre:Rock / Indie
Outer space has always seemed like a pleasing alternative to the relentless shitstorm of planet Earth. As a result, rock ’n’ roll has regularly ventured into the stratosphere, often with mind-bending results. With 2019 coming to its end, only one band can guarantee you a safe and sensational intergalactic trip. Interplanetary Craft will make your head vibrate like Woody Allen’s Orgasmatron. Imagine New Age-era Blitz (Manchester’s raw early 80’s Skunk Punks during their electro/synth pop phase) colliding with Planet Earth-era Duran Duran and you might find yourself on the correct galactic path. Backed with a connoisseur’s cover version Life’s Too Long by cult UK indie-glam legends, Earl Brutus, this 45 is an absolute must. Grab it while you can!
Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell - Very Uncertain Times
Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell
Very Uncertain Times
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Rise Above)
18,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The more things change, the more they seem to plummet down the shitter. Fortunately, rock ’n’ roll is alive and well and guaranteed to make us all feel a little bit better about the state of things. Purveyors of nuts-out, ragged and riotous proto-metal since 2008, Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell have dedicated the last decade to kicking against the pricks and whipping up a thunderous storm of gritty, snotty and irresistible heavy rock. In 2019, Hastings’ finest three-man riff squad will save the day yet again with their fourth album, the shrewdly-titled Very Uncertain Times.
Planchettes - The Truth
Planchettes
The Truth
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Rise Above)
18,04 €* 18,99 € -5%
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
New Orleans has given birth to a new monster from the swamps. Planchettes are the coolest ‘new’ band on the scene. Mixing elements of 60s garage/horror rock with Thirteenth Floor Elevators tinged psychedelic rock and a bloodthirsty feast of Cramps/Birthday Party shakedowns, they are set to raise some much needed hell in rock & roll circles.
Workshed - Workshed
Cain - Cain
Ghost - Opus Eponymous
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats - Wasteland Black Vinyl Edition
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats
Wasteland Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Rise Above)
23,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
You can probably feel it already. Amid the shimmering haze of dusk. In the marrow of your bones. The darkness is getting darker. Malevolent forces are on the prowl. The wasteland is beckoning. Uncle Acid is on his way home. A disorientating journey through Kevin Starrs (AKA Uncle Acid)’ wonkiest dreams, Wasteland glides majestically from punchy and direct psych-rock anthems like "I See Through You" and "Shockwave City" to the viscous, somnambulant ooze of the eight-minute "No Return" and the twinkly-eyed bad trip of the album’s mesmerising title track. Recorded at the legendary Sunset Sound studio in Los Angeles, Wasteland boasts the kind on irresistibly raw and exuberant sound that only the greatest bands can generate. Yet more confirmation that Uncle Acid exist in their own musical universe, Wasteland is also a powerful cautionary tale: one rooted in the alien landscapes of Starrs’ imagination, but with a very clear connection to the deranged chaos of today’s political world. As humanity cheerfully circles the plughole, Dystopian visions and present-day horrors have become more-or-less interchangeable, making Wasteland’s ghoulish surrealism a lot more pertinent and disturbing in the process. While most musicians seem content to chase their own (or other people’s tails), Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats remain proud and resolute individualists and Wasteland is simply their most powerful and memorable spurge of creativity to date. Masterfully echoing the magical atmospheres of heavy music’s turbulent past while sounding entirely unlike anything else available to human ears, this is what happens when the shadows come to life and suffocating darkness, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats style, is the only show in town.
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats - Mind Control Orange / Black Splatter Vinyl Edition
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats
Mind Control Orange / Black Splatter Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Rise Above)
23,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
It is a fact that Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats have, in recent times, become one of the most talked about rock bands currently in existence. The fact that no one even knew what they looked like until very recently is testimony to the enigma that surrounds this terrifying, yet extremely melodically minded cult. It is another fact that they have become one of the most collectable bands on the planet, with first press vinyl editions of Blood Lust fetching up to and over £700 (yes, British Pounds!) on the collector’s market. Pretty remarkable for a record that is barely two years old.
Mind Control (their third full-length album) is set for release in April 2013, following their two debut London sell-out concerts at The Garage. Within it's blood soaked grooves you will hear shocking tales of bizarre desert ceremonies, religious brainwashing and drug inspired mass slaughter!
Imagine the original Alice Cooper band jamming in a cell with early Black Sabbath and the Stooges, whilst sitting on murder charges and you may get a glimpse into their fuzzed up world of exploding tube amps and cymbal smashing mayhem. However, this enticing act of musical manipulation is merely the icing upon a very sick cake. Mind Control is a concept album with a theme that makes the acts and intentions of the likes of Charles Manson and Jim Jones seem like petty crimes. What makes Mind Control scarier than most albums is that it doesn’t seem as sinister on the surface as it really is deep down within the core of its black acid-drenched world of pain and torture.
The infectious energy surges and pulverizing grooves of Mind Crawler, tell the tale of a man on a mission who has fled from Mount Abraxas after mercilessly murdering all the members of his cult. He rides his motorcycle through the gates of hell and hijacks the weak minds of yet more foolish disciples to join him in his desert hideaway. This is when the real fun and terror truly commences...
There was no escaping the chained-to-the brain hooks and melodies of first single from the album, Poison Apple, but this was merely a trailer for the real hellish delights now to be bestowed upon the earth. Recorded at the legendary Chapel Studios over an autumnal full moon using the finest western electrical technology, engineer Jim Spencer (Bert Jansch, Robert Wyatt) has perfectly captured the bands live sound of saturated fuzz, mind-bending riffs and 60's vocal harmonies. A wider range of influences can be heard from both music and cinema, but their founding principle of presenting light and darkness still remains. Simple and ragged in all its low life glory, Mind Control is the ultimate expose of killer cult madness and mind manipulation.
Giuda - Rock'N'Roll Music
Naevus - Sun Meditation
Naevus
Sun Meditation
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Rise Above)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Naevus are a German Doom Metal band from Bietigheim-Bissingen, originally active from 1991 to 1999.They were spotted by Lee Dorrian, who was an admirer of their early demos, and thus signed them to his Rise Above Records label. Sun Meditation was released in 1998 and has been out of print for many years. During this time it has achieved status as being and underground cult classic. It was not released on vinyl first time around, so this release makes its debut on the format.
In 2012 the band was asked to play a support show for SAINT VITUS and all band members agreed to play this show. Soon, they realised they wanted to continue and the band reformed and stays active since.
Antisect - The Rising Of The Lights
Antisect
The Rising Of The Lights
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Rise Above)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
True legends never die. One of the most influential of all the bands to emerge from the febrile anarcho-punk scene of the early ‘80s, Antisect’s notoriety and extraordinary impact on the sound of fast, furious and heavy music far outweigh their lowly status in the history books. Emerging from the wave of intensely political punk rock bands that grew from the subversive triumphs of Crass in the late ‘70s, anarcho-punk always offered more than mere bug-eyed polemic: instead, via records like Antisect’s seminal 1983 debut album In Darkness There Is No Choice, it brought artistic depth and aesthetic focus to a punk scene that was otherwise flailing around in its death throes. A wild and subtly inventive step forward from their first efforts as a more straight ahead hardcore punk band, Antisect’s debut is now widely acknowledged as one of the most important punk albums of its time. Meanwhile, the original band’s last official release, the two-track Out From The Void EP in 1985, brought a more metallic edge to their sound and hinted at heavier and darker things to come. By 1987, however, Antisect had disintegrated and silence reigned, the band’s reputation as anarcho-punk legends growing steadily in their absence. Now, the seemingly impossible has become the very real. Antisect return in 2017 with a new album that could hardly be a more righteous soundtrack for humanity’s spiralling demise. The spirit of ’83 is very much alive and its most potent protagonists are once again kicking doggedly against the pricks.
With The Dead - Love From With The Dead Aztec Gold Vinyl Edition
With The Dead
Love From With The Dead Aztec Gold Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Rise Above)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Doom is all around us. The optimism of a new millennium has steadily disintegrated. The light at the end of the tunnel turned out to be a burning tower block and the powers-that-be are dancing in the smouldering ruins. Humanity is eating itself and we’re all terminally fucked. As a result, it makes perfect sense that the emergence of British doom metal mavens With The Dead would strike a dissonant chord with so many people. Formed in 2014 by former Cathedral/Napalm Death frontman and Rise Above Records boss Lee Dorrian and ex-Electric Wizard/Ramesses bassisit/guitarist Tim Bagshaw, the band coalesced in a monetary burst of spontaneity and shared fury, resulting in the release of their eponymous debut album in 2015: one of that year’s most widely acclaimed releases and a welcome shot in the arm for fans of merciless, unrelenting sonic despair.
Hell-bent on staking a further claim to be doom metal’s most intense and remorseless practitioners, With The Dead have now completed work on their second album, Love From With The Dead. Comprising tracks recorded during two separate sessions with celebrated studio guru Jaime Gomez Arellano, the new material represents the first fruits of the band’s recently retooled line-up. Joining Lee and Tim are bassist Leo Smee (ex-Cathedral) and drummer Alex Thomas (ex Bolt Thrower).
It is, without doubt, that With The Dead are a formidable and substantial proposition, the quartet’s second album could hardly provide a more apposite soundtrack to the deeply fucked up and irrevocably dysfunctional state of the world in 2017. Both a fine example of the simple, savage power of the riff and an authentic outpouring of anger, bitterness, bile and vivid existential dread, it is the living, breathing, screaming embodiment of heaviness itself. Cometh the hour, cometh the bringers of doom...
Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell - Keep It Greasy!
Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell
Keep It Greasy!
LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Rise Above)
21,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
There is no brash egotism at play here, just a rough-and-ready honesty which permeates in what these three guys do. Their songs haven't washed in weeks, far too busy spinning crackling Budgie vinyls, knackered Motörhead live albums played at a sluggish RPM, and snorting self-inflammatories to do anything hygienic.
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats - Pusher Man
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats
Pusher Man
7" | 2016 | UK | Original (Rise Above)
8,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Everybody’s favourite band, Uncle Acid, release a new single, Pusher Man on Rise Above Records. The single is backed by Remember Tomorrow, an Iron Maiden cover, initially available on a Kerrang (legendary UK magazine) cover-mount CD.
Pusher Man is taken from the bands fourth album, The Night Creeper, which was released to much acclaim in July of last year. The track was recorded as part of the album sessions at Toe Rag Studios in early 2015 with engineer Liam Watson (White Stripes, Tame Impala, Electric Wizard).
They released their breakthrough album Blood Lust in 2011, a homage to British Hammer and folk horror films of the 1970s, a candle-lit head-trip of withered hands, ritual knives and gallows ropes. Mind Control (2013), their third album, looked further afield, to the post-Charles Manson US for inspiration: Jim Jones dosing the Kool-Aid. Blue Cheer, Blue Oyster Cult and B-movie biker movies. War, Watergate, serial killers and suicidal TV evangelists.
Witchcraft - The Alchemist
Ghost - Opus Eponymous Picture Disc Edition
Ghost
Opus Eponymous Picture Disc Edition
LP | 2011 | UK | Reissue (Rise Above)
22,99 €*
Release:2011 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Ghost is the name of a devil worshipping ministry, that in order to spread their unholy gospels and, furthermore, trick mankind into believing that the end is ultimately a good thing, have decided to use the ever so popular rock music medium as a way to achieve their ends.
Cathedral - In Memoriam
Cathedral
In Memoriam
2LP | 2015 | UK | Original (Rise Above)
22,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
As with a choice few truly great bands, the first self-financed cassette recording by Cathedral - made available in October 1990 - was a pioneering underground masterpiece in its own right; the sound of a young band exploring its newfound chemistry, finding confident variations on a flawless list of influences and cultivating a sound and style that would prove hugely inspirational throughout the 1990s and beyond, being a major influence on everyone from Electric Wizard through to Reverend Bizarre.
Where most demos are little more than a dry run for the first album, "In Memoriam" still has its own distinct and important identity in the Cathedral canon. The debut LP that followed, "Forest Of Equilibrium", has a sombre, devout, melodic and mystical grandeur all of its own - but 'In Memoriam' has a far murkier, earthier, more deathly intent. Creepy, cryptic and bowel-looseningly heavy, it represents the first time that the doom metal stylings of Trouble, Saint Vitus, Pentagram and Witchfinder General had been rendered in a new, more extreme metallic form. At the beginning of the new decade, it was really only Cathedral who were proud to assert the influence of true doom metal - a perennially unfashionable genre, but especially in a turn-of-the-decade metal scene so obsessed with speed, technicality, brutality and modernity.
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats - Mind Control Black Vinyl Edition
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