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Reckless Records 7/2/21 New Releases


AT THE GATES – The Nightmare of Being LP/CD/2CD (Century Media) limited color or black vinyl

Death metal heroes AT THE GATES are back together & “The Nightmare of Being” is their 2021 album. The album opens with a short acoustic intro & then blasts into a very triumphant melodic guitar passage but don’t let that fool you, these guys are still masters of fast & brutal death metal. Lyrically, the album was supposedly inspired by the contemporary horror writer & Lovecraft disciple Thomas Ligotti. RECOMMENDED.

GOAT – World Music LP (Rocket Recordings) back in print on “sacrificial blood” color vinyl

This debut full-length from the mysterious Swedish collective GOAT is an all-out MONSTER of an album. This collective comes from a remote part of Sweden and are inspired by African tribal voodoo and we believe it. They’re definitely channelling some kind of dark energy. This thing is fuzzed out, droney, “world” and so much more. It’s the perfect synthesis of so many things. This is one of the more unique and special records to come around and we love it. GET THIS!!

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Cold Wave #1 LP/CD (Soul Jazz)

This first volume of Soul Jazz Records’ “COLD WAVE” compilations is a doozy, drawing in DIY artists from around the world (Sweden, Germany, Detroit). Divided by distance, these artists and their music presented here are unified by their sound, drawn from classic post-punk and early electronic artists like SUICIDE, PUBLIC IMAGE LTD., PATRICK COWLEY and the Factory Records production of MARTIN HANNETT. This is both a wonderfully curated collection that flows naturally from start to finish and a great jumping-off point for discovering new music in this realm. RECOMMENDED!


ALASTOR – Onwards & Downwards LP/CD (Riding Easy)

FIONA APPLE – Fetch the Bolt Cutters LP (Epic)

THE BETHS – Warm Blood 12” (Carpark) limited splatter vinyl

CAGE THE ELEPHANT – Cage The Elephant LP (RCA)

CHILDISH GAMBINO – Awaken My Love LP (Glassnote)


DEAD MEADOW – Live At Roadburn LP (Reverb Appreciation Society)

FRANKIE & THE WITCH FINGERS – Heavy Roller LP (Greenway) color vinyl

GNOD – Easy to Build, Hard to Destroy LP (Rocket) limited blue vinyl

THE GO! TEAM – Get Up Sequence Volume One LP (Memphis Industries)

JOE HISAISHI – Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (soundtrack) LP (Studio Ghibli)

JOE HISAISHI – Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (image album) LP (Studio Ghibli)

JOE HISAISHI – Tale of the Princess Kaguya (soundtrack) LP (Studio Ghibli)

JOE HISAISHI – The Wind Rises (soundtrack) LP (Studio Ghibli)

KMD – Black Bastards LP (Metal Face)

MF DOOM – Operation Doomsday LP (Metal Face) original or alternative cover versions

NAS – Illmatic XX LP (Sony)

PLUNKY & ONENESS OF JUJU – Make a Change LP (Strut) remastered

PORTAL – Hagbulbia LP (Profound Lore)


STROKES – First Impressions of Earth LP (RCA) 

FRANK TURNER – England Keep My Bones LP (Xtra Mile) color vinyl reissue