Friday, 31 October 2014


I am really happy to announce that the next Viral Age release is in the Works. 'SLIM PICKINGS' is the debut LP from Sheffield's DRY HEAVES. Total punk banger! This will be a split release with ADULT CRASH from Denmark. More news soon.

The test presses have arrived and been sent to the band to approve. Some will be on sale tonight at the Halloween gig at the Lughole, Sheffield.

Also I have updated the distro page. Some things have sold out, and I got rid of the pictures as they were fucking it up.

Monday, 18 August 2014


I'm having a big old sale to clear some space and help fund my next release. 25% off all distro orders for the rest of August (before postage). Bigger orders will get some free stuff. Tell your friends, grab some bargains!

Thursday, 19 June 2014


New distro stuff in from MOB RULES, MANKIND, VIOLENT REACTION and THISCLOSE. I have also reduced the prices of most records. Have a look, loads of bargains.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014


Hi, I've been a bit slack with keeping this thing updated. I've removed some sold out stuff and added some more.

On the distro page you will now find new releases from GOOD THROB, PERSPEX FLESH, THE LOWEST FORM, LOS CRUDOS, WORKING MAN NOISE UNIT, SLOMATICS....

I have also added a page of second hand stuff from my collection. I will keep adding to this as I go through my collection. So far I have only listed some LP's. I am open to offers on this stuff, especially for multiple items, but I think the prices are all fair/cheap already.

Nadir tapes are selling well, so if you want one of those you might want to grab one sooner rather than later as I have no plans to make another batch at the moment.


Sunday, 6 April 2014

NADIR Reviews

A lysergic marriage of titanic riffing, theremin, and vocals that seem like an enraged astronaut shouting back at Nasa after being told he’s going to be stuck in space for ever here on the debut album from Nottingham heads NADIR. I’ve know these four folks forever, and no doubt some of you will be familar with their other current and previous bands (Moloch, Army of Flying Robots, Dead in the Woods, Definition of Ape, Diet Pills, yadayadayada).
You can trace a line sonically this stuff all the way back to some of the heavier moments of AOFR (the start of “Health Farm Death Camp” maybe), and see the progression through each band, sense the element each person has brought to Nadir. There’s a sense of spaciness at work on the album, of it being the soundtrack to some giant doomed planet colliding with a black hole and being devoured in slow motion. A lot of sludge seems preoccupied with the pursuit of higher conciousness through smoking loads of weed and listening to Sabbath - but with Nadir it seems like an attempt to divorce yourself from earth completely and jettison off towards the darkest reaches of space. It’s telling that final track “Last Stand” ends of a more restrained, haunted note that the big climatic crash of guitars that make up the bulk of the sound. Perhaps they’ve reached their destination.
I’ve been listening to this a lot over the last week, and I suggest that you both check it out and if possible listen on headphones late at night - it seems to make more sense in that weird space between being awake and going asleep. It’s strangelly meditative for such a raucous affair. The bandcamp link is above but there should be a tape through Viral Age soon.
Incidentally - vocalist Jeremie also sings for Beast as God: there’ll be a fairly sizeable BAG interview up here in the next week or so fingers crossed.

Psychedelic doom quartet Nadir (featuring members of Bismuth, Moloch and Dead In The Woods) have recently put the finishing touches to their mind expanding debut album, and you can hear the entire thing right here…
Nadir was formed out of the ashes of Nottingham’s premier psych-doom outfit Dead In The Woods, who used to refer to their expansive, crusty wall of sound as ‘His Hero Is Hawkwind’, which, frankly, should tell you all you need to know. The band would unfortunately call it a day shortly after releasing their crushing debut album ‘The Sign Of The Son Of Man’ in 2012, but thankfully, most of the band have regrouped (alongside Bismuth / Megalodoom’s Tanya Byrne on bass) as Nadir, and have just unveiled an absolute monster of a record.
The self-titled album features three tracks that were previously heard on the band’s 2012 rehearsal demo alongside two brand new ones; the eerie, Ramesses-esque ‘Time Of The Wolf’ and the astonishingly heavy ‘Antenna Collapse’. The record unfolds with a potent, hallucinogenic intensity, as its cavernous doom riffs are augmented by sweeping theremin wails and enigmatic vocals courtesy of Jeremie Cauchois, ranging from gruff bellows to chilling wails that are oddly reminiscent of ‘Into The Pandemonium’ era Tom G. Warrior.
‘Nadir’ is soon to be released as a limited run of 100 cassettes, and you can also purchase a digital copy of the album for a mere £3 via Nadir’s Bandcamp page. If you have any interest in doom, sludge and psychedelic music whatsoever, this album comes highly recommended, so kick back, relax, and lose yourself in the heady atmosphere of ‘Nadir’ below…

Just look at that cover image, woah. There's no face displayed on that cloaked figure's face but I'll be damned if I didn't think it was looking straight into my soul.

Ok, the music, think about the music. It's been touted as 'murk' among other labels and that word sums it up. Low, hanging notes and a dark, smeared sound, it brings forth memories of that once-popular genre of funeral doom, but sped up. Jeremie from Dead In The Woods/Beast As God is on vocals here but uses a clean tone clusterfucked to space with the use of delay pedals and he noodles endlessly on a theremin, making the whole process spaced out and Hawkwind-like in parts.

Guitars and drums are courtesy of ex-Army Of Flying Robots Andy and Henry respectively and bass duties are handled by Tanya of Bismuth, who is also ex-Diet Pills, so you get the dark, feedback-enriched corner this band come from. During tracks like Mechanique Celeste there's periods of relative calm but it's soon dragged back into a dirty, tar-pit like sticky drag. Jeremie sounds as though he is proclaiming the end times through a megaphone at times, you can imagine them playing this to confuse people in the event of a riot.

Lyrics on the doom-like Antenna Collapse talk of the 'digital noose' and similarly misanthropic topics all while the guitar and bass create a swirling thick goop. you can imagine at the centre of this particular maelstrom there is no hope, only emptiness. It's really rather profound and original, listen, because soon there's going to be nothing left.

Friday, 4 April 2014

VRLG 05 - NADIR s/t CS/Download Available now

VRLG 05 - NADIR s/t CSAfter many delays the NADIR album is finally out in a physical form. 5 tracks/40 minutes of heavy psychedelic murk. Clear 'prison' tapes, full colour printed download card, patch and screen printed booklet/poster. All housed in a sealable black 'body bag'. Edition of 100.

Inlay/poster/patch artwork + screenprinting by Tara Hill

£5 + postage
£6.50 ppd UK
£9 ppd EU
£10 ppd ROW

Thursday, 3 April 2014


The Nadir album will be out very soon, everything is pretty much ready and it just needs to be assembled. This will be a pretty great package and I am really excited to finally get it out!

Nadir recently expanded the lineup to a five piece with synths and electronics.

Here are the next couple of gigs:

Saturday, 15 March 2014


Got a bunch of new stuff in the distro. NADIR Cassettes are here, just waiting on the inserts/patches to be printed then they will be assembled and go on sale. Expect another update quite soon.

New stuff:
GAZE s/t demo CS
SLEAFORD MODS - Austerity Dogs LP
INSERVIBLES - Una vida de tristeza 7"
NASA SPACE UNIVERSE - Beyond the wounded galaxies LP
THE COLTRANES - Visions of terror and bliss/Chris Benoit LP
BAD AMERICAN - American dream LP

Monday, 3 March 2014


The Nadir album is now available to stream and download here:

This will be released very soon on Viral Age as an edition of 100 cassettes w/download.


Tuesday, 18 February 2014


I just did a long overdue distro update, mainly removing some items that have sold out but I also added a few new bits:
HERPES - s/t 7"

My next release will be the NADIR album. This is a band I do with people from DEAD IN THE WOODS/BEAST AS GOD/BISMUTH.... 5 tracks/4 minutes of psychedelic murk/cosmic horror. The audio has been mastered and we are just waiting on finalised artwork then this will be sent off. This will be released in an edition of 100 cassette tapes and will come is a really cool package.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Monster Distro update

I recently added loads of new stuff to the distro. I picked up some ex distro stock off a friend, only 1 copy of each item but all brand new and unplayed. There is far too much to list here, so please have a look through the distro. I have also reduced the prices on loads of records.

I also added some new releases recently:

ARCHAIC - Noise in your head 7"
DISORDER - Distort Bristol LP
FUK - s/t LP
DROPEND - Distortion Hell 7"
MOB 47 -  Back to attack 2xLP
NO - Great Space LP