Our pals at Nefarious Realm Productions have officially launched their imprint vinyl label, Threshold of Pain Records.
The specialty label makes it’s debut with four releases that have not yet seen a release on wax. There are plans to release several more albums and splits later this year.
The vinyl-only label will be concentrating on releasing very limited edition, very high-quality, and very special releases spanning genres.
With releases from Seemless, Abnormality, Earthrise and Orwell slated for a May 21 release, Threshold of Pain Records takes its first steps as a label.
“I’ve been collecting limited vinyl copies for the past couple years now,” says Nefarious Realm boss and Threshold of Pain Records owner Matt Darcy. “With most music being obtained digitally, the feeling of owning a piece of music is dwindling. I remember flipping through a booklet and being able to smell the paper and ink while gazing upon photos and artwork.
“With this label, I’m bringing those feelings back, that sense of holding a piece of music that then becomes priceless to you. Which each release being the highest of quality, all will include something special with it’s respected release, never before seen photos, expanded artwork, etchings, and posters… These records will be more than a piece of wax, these records will be pristine keepsakes that will be priceless to the owners as well as trophies to the musicians who created the music.”
The first four releases include the 2004 Seemless self-titled LP, which was then re-released the following year through Equal Vision Records.
The vinyl version will see the fan favorite “Haze” return; it was left off the 2005 re-issue.
Earthrise is a sonic wall of post-metal drunken sludge hailing from Minneapolis. The band have released an audio onslaught that mimics the experience of being inebriated in outer space. Eras Lost is over 50 minutes of post-metal that meets experimental hardcore elements.
Orwell is a continuously progressing metal band from all over the Midwest. Existing in various forms since 2005, the band recently saw their most successful and far-reaching release so far with 2011′s AVOHFASIH, also coming on vinyl.
Abnormality, formed in 2005, is an extreme metal band hailing from Massachusetts. Purveying a female fronted violent hybrid of the heaviest subgenres in metal, taking from a wide range of influences, the band mixes technicality and speed with devastating grooves delivering a brutal sonic experience that death metal fans cannot deny. Contaminating the Hive Mind, originally released in June of 2012 through Sevared Records, unleashes eight tracks of pummeling death metal that will please all that will lend an ear.
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