We're getting prepped for a whole pile of vinyl reissues and first time pressings for 2014 (Khanate, Old Man Gloom, Botch, Cave In, Jesu, Khlyst, Discordance Axis, etc.) and we need to drum up some fundz! So, we're selling off a bunch of old, rare, new and used t-shirts and hoodies from the HHR and A. Turner archives to help us along. We've got ones and twos only from a bunch of excellent HHR and non-HHR artists: Cave In, Neurosis, Melvins, Botch, Pelican, ISIS, Daughters, Swans, Godflesh, Xasthur, etc. Lots of mid 90's-present day hardcore, metal, black metal, grind, whatever-weird-sub-genre-you-like kind of stuff. They are all up now in the HHR RTK store here. In case you are having trouble seeing ALL the shirts here's a direct link for them.
!! PLEASE NOTE !!: Many of the items in this t-shirt sale are USED items. They are sold "as-is", with no returns accepted. They are of differing age, size, cut and brand, and as such size indications are approximate and may vary by garment. We have done our best to note the condition of the garment using the key chart listed below. All prices have been somewhat arbitrarily chosen, though some determination has been made based on age, condition and rarity of the garment. Profits from the sale of these garments will go towards producing Hydra Head vinyl re-issues for 2014. Thank you for your support.
GARMENT CONDITION KEY:
*N-SU: new to slightly used
*U-WW: used to well-worn
*HW-DPT: heavily worn - as in by a dirty punk teenager
- Super limited to 100 pcs.
- Dark blue cassette.
- Only available in the Hydra Head shop:
Until Your Heart Stops continues and widens Cave In's assault upon body and mind. The chugga-chugga chunks are still there, this time refined into escalating and edgy walls of sound that owe a large debt to Slayer. Newly present, however, are forays into psychedelia and noise. At times expansive and at other times dark and claustrophobic, these always aggressive ventures open new doors for Cave In. When fused with the usual jarring assemblage of riffs, a bold and original heavy music is created. Perhaps the only band who has successfully tread similar ground is Neurosis. Until Your Heart Stops' production is a major force as well; the band's undertakings are captured and conveyed in a way that at times sound impossibly dense, balancing gut-stabbing bottom end with piercing highs. This is one key factor among many that burn away the hardcore framework through which Cave In originally slipped. - Matt Kantor 01. Moral Eclipse 02. Terminal Deity 03. Juggernaut 04. The End Of Our Rope Is A Noose 05. Segue 1 06. Until Your Heart Stops / Segue 2 07. Halo Of Flies 08. Bottom Feeder / Segue 3 09. Ebola
Pelican's second full length album The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon The Thaw , is finally back in press on 180 gram double LP.
With their 2005 epic, Pelican brought on new levels of complexity to their already distinctive auditory stamp. Acoustic guitars take their place beside the group's traditional power-droning and awe-inspiring instrumental anthems. Whether this signaled the end of the underground musical landscape as we knew it, or the beginning of a new one is anyone's guess. Luckily, it rules either way.
- Vinyl is housed in a Stoughton old-school style heavyweight gatefold jacket printed on reflective metallic stock. Available on 180 gram black, orange, black/blue splatter, and white/blue splatter vinyl. Each disc has full color labels and a heavyweight full color inner-sleeve.
Summer's almost over, school is back in session, and you are pissed that you have to start wearing sleeves again. Well, cool your jets, because we have a trio of Pre-Orders for BOTCH,DAUGHTERS, and JESU records that belong on your shelf.
Unless you've been living under a rock that's underneath another even bigger rock in a cave in the middle of nowhere, you probably already know what's up with this milestone of an album. Initially released in the year two grand, Botch's final full-length was/is the kind of devastating metallic hardcore explosion that the term "metallic hardcore" could/can only aspire to. In fact, these dudes nailed it so hard that the bands that came afterward had to start calling themselves "metalcore" out of respect.
Daughters' s/t is the kind of record you can't stop turning up. The kind that satisfies every cultural, musical requisite a critical listener possesses while simultaneously reinventing the wheel. The kind that's so immediately gratifying that you don't even bother to compare your instincts with what today's internet has to say. The kind you won't have to remove from your record player for months on end.
Beginning with 'Homesick', with its guitar hooks, shoegaze textures and familiar jesusound, one can be misled into considering that this new album will follow a familiarjesu trajectory. Instead the following tracks use jesu's aesthetic, but take in dub, post punk, and electronica along the way, to create maybe the most dynamic jesu album to date.
Daughters are back... at least for this.... And we'll be repressing some of their vinyl in conjunction with this show. Looks like there'll be a special edition of whatever we repress just for the show. So, it sounds like you'd better purchase some tickets and get ready to head on over to Providence - unless you're already there. Git it!
The time has come for Hydra Head to shut down our LA HQ. It's been a long time coming, but that doesn't make the process any less of a heart breaker. In order to ease our pain a bit, we're opening our doors to the public for the first and last time on Saturday May 25th so we celebrate our disintegration with a Hydra Head Super-Power-Yard-Sale™. James O'Mara and Aaron Turner will be on hand to help serve you, and if you're nice, give you treats (sadly Sugar Bear aka Andrew Cox will be spending his last official paycheck in Mexico and won't be able to join us). We'll have tables set up with goodies in the office for your perusal, and snacks and refreshments available at random intervals. There will be some give away surprises to random customers and a free test pressing for the first five arrivals.
Some of what we'll have on had that day will include (but is not limited to) the following: $1 CDs, $5 t-shirts, office furniture (anyone need a desk? - we'll be giving away some of our office stuff as well), discounted copies of recent vinyl titles, Hydra Head Super-Rarities™ (original pressings of Cave In "Beyond Hypothermia" LP, Converge/Agoraphobic Nosebleed LP, Discordance Axis "Inalienable Dreamless" LP, Cave In "Jupiter" LP, Botch "We Are the Romans" 2xLP, Neurosis "Sovereign" LP, Pelican "The Fire in Our Throats..." 2xLP, etc), AND some other related treasures (ISIS test pressings and box sets, screen printed tour posters, random black metal t-shirts, and whatever other gems we can dig up). Our aim is to get rid of as much as is possible in our office, so if you see something you like hanging on a wall or sitting on a desk make us an offer and see what happens!
Here are the specifics:
Hydra Head Power-Blow-Out-Yard-Sale-Extravaganza™ Saturday, May 25th Noon - 7 pm 4222 Santa Monica Blvd #104 Los Angeles 90029
Thanks to everyone who made our Los Angeles dreams come true. We'll miss you! Come on by to say bye, and take some treasures home - from our horde to yours!