This album is also available on all digital platforms for the very first time, so if you’re more into Spotify, Deezer or Qobuz for instance, you can now enjoy this beast of an album everywhere!
You can also dowload the album on a pay what you want basis right HERE. Help yourself, it woulb foolish not to give it a try!
But Unfold is far from the only surprise of the lover’s day, as today Swiss metallic hardcore SXOKONDO are releasing their debut ep called Flesh & Sky! Here is the stunnig cover’s art:
If you’re into hardcore with a chaotic blend of furious metal, if you like your heavy music with crusty edges, if you’re looking for something deligthfully vicious & violent, this band is for you! The 3 songs punishing ep is availble on all digital platforms and for free dowload, we’ll release a limited tape (our second tape, yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!) sometime next spring, probably around May, so stay tuned!
(pronounced shock-hondo, from the esperanto word for Shockwave)
It started as a 4-piece hardcore band in 2012 in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. The band later welcomed a second guitar player and moved to a darker path, influenced by the likes of Breach, Botch, the old Converge songs and many other chaotic heavy music outfits. After a 2-year hiatus that followed the departure of the drummer, SXOKONDO started rehearsing again with a new drummer (and also the singer, who left, came back because he was bored at home). And with musicians coming from various swiss bands like Elenkhos, Mass Control, Churchill, Bunkr, The Stand or Desert Hobo, SXOKONDO is not a band of newcomers. Basically, they know their shit. And they will provide with an intense and extraloud live performance.
Second and strangly moving video for the title « Stars » taken from KØDE latest album « Discrete Transformation ». It has been made in stop motion and it’s really beautiful! Enjoy!
What the band has to say about it:
« What if your spirit was so attracted by the stars that it left your body for awhile? Then, who would you be at this very moment ? What would matter ? This song poetically attempts to wipe the lines between « you » and « me », as this line doesn’t seem as real as the stars. »
CREDITS Director & Stop motion making – Alma Steireif
It was supposed to be a Christmas treat, but with the gorgeous artwork & layout we’re preparing it will most likely be an early 2020 pleasure! Yes, you’ve red this article’s title correctly:
We’re releasing a reissue of UNFOLD’s masterpiece Aeon Aony on vinyl.
It’s the first time that this game-changing album will be pressed in wax. It’s a tremendous pleasure & a great excitement for us, as this particular album is clearly one of our favorite of all time.
With an entirely remodeled artwork by Fabian Sbarro and a special vinyl remaster, this reissue will come out has a double vinyl in a gatefold reverse printed jacket with a 300gr offset insert containing all the lyrics.
2 editions will be available:
A ivory with white marble vinyl limited to 100 copies and only available through our web shop.
A regular black vinyl limited to 200 copies which will hit every good record store you might know of.
The preorders will open in the next few weeks and the album is set to be released end of January/beginning of February.
It’s time now for our 5th release of the year! Today sees the actual birth of CHARLENE BERETAH first full-length! After the release of their vinyl ep 3 years ago, the band is back with its unique blend of dirty doom sludge displayed on 5 epic tracks. It’s not intelligent, it’s not subtle, it’s cavernous & absurdly heavy, it’s raw & primitive, it’s fucking metal and it feels goddamn great!
The album is available as a 12″ black vinyl with printed innersleave and as an old-school jewel case cd. You can order them HERE. Please note that with every vinyl order, you’ll receive the 1st vinyl ep for FREE!
You can also dowload the album on the band’s BANDCAMP, it’s a « name your price » type of release, so feel free! It’s also available on every digital platforms you might use, so be sure to add the album to your playlist!
So, here we are, today sees the official release of KØDE 1st album Discrete Transformation!
Available in black vinyl & CD digisleeve, this jewel of modern rock combines noise rock, slowcore & relents of grunge in a quite magical potion! All the songs on this album are fantastic earworms that you just NEED to discover!
So, you can order the physical edition HERE.
You can stream & download it HERE.
The band has released a beautiful video, watch it!
After their terrifying 1st ep released in 2016, the Swiss masters of infernal sludge/doom procession CHARLENE BERETAH are back with a first full-length which will shatter the gate of hell and unleash all its demons.
Named RAM, this new ugly piece displays a band at the top of his game. The addition of a bass player to their already « thick as fuck » sound was the way to bring more heaviness to the unique band’s potion. Mixing with no shame the slowest doom with dirty & sludgy riffs, adding screamed & demonic vocals, all of this proped by devastating drumming, the monstruous result is also sprinkled by crusty accelerations which remind of old-school black metal.
The album will be released on November the 8th on Vinyl, cd & digital. In oreder to celebrate, we’ve planned a huge release party at our headquarters on THURSDAY 7 NOVEMBER. Save the date, as we’ve also invited black metal titans NEIGE MORTE to perform. You wouldn’t miss that, would you?
You’ll be able to discover a new song next week, we’ll keep you posted!
After a short break to enjoy a little bit of sun during this summer, we’re thrilled to get back to work for this second part of the year! We’ve 3 releases planned by the end of 2019, so we better get started with this first one!
KØDE is a band born in Lausanne a few years ago under the impulsion of Saskia (you might know her since she was part of The Chikitas). After a first EP released through our brothers at Cold Smoke Records, the band is now ready to release it’s first album Discrete Transformation via our small structure, and we couldn’t be more happy about that! Read the whole biography HERE.
The music displayed on Discrete Transformationis very personnal but also reminds of styles we’ve always liked here, at the Division Cartel. There are noise rock/grunge influences in there, as well as deep slowcore stuff. It’s also very rocky, even punky and somethime gloomy. Well, you’ll have to make an idea for yourself, I guess! The album will see the light on October the 18th & we’ll throw a huge release party the next day in Lausanne @ L’Espace Autogéré in order to celebrate properly!
The album comes in a delicious black vinyl with reverse printed cover & the cd is a pretty digisleeve with a 24 pages poster folded insert. It’ll of course also be available in digital.
Because one release party is not enough, we’ve also invited KØDE to our 8th VENDREDIVISION where they will exclusively present their new songs especially for you, lucky bastards! It’ll take place on September the 20th and we’ll offer the champagne! Be there early!
We’ll of course unveil some music very soon, stay tuned! In the meantime, why don’t go greeting our new band on their social media?
Today is a day to remember as we proudly release our first tape in the label history. What better band to usher this old school media than our favorite rockers from Charles in the Kitchen? None, of course!
This new ep is a wild collection of 5 dynamic & straight forward songs, each one with its strong identity & very personnal feeling! The limited tape edition can be ordered HERE. It can also be downloaded for free just HERE, so help yourselves! The record is of course available on every goddamn digital plateform, including Itunes Music, Spotify, Deezer & tones of other, no excuses! But you should buy a tape. Because, you know, it’s FUN. And if you still have a tape player, hope it’s an autoreverse because each face contains the 5 songs, you can let it play FOREVER
The band juste released an awesome video for the title « The Boy & the Girl ».
Also, tonight we celebrate this new release at our headquarters with an exclusive showcase, come shake your booty & have drinks with us!
The band will perform many shows in Switzerland this summer & next fall, some of them have already been announced. As the band is a magnificent killing live machine, we strongly recommend you go verify this by yourselves!
We’re thrilled to announce that our third release for this year will be an awesome 5 tracks ep from our favorite modern rockers CHARLES IN THE KITCHEN.
« THE FIFTH MECHANISM » will be physically released exclusively on… TAPE! Yeah, you got it right, we’re diving in the « retro hipster shitty magnetic tape » market and we couldn’t be prouder! It’s been a while that we were thinking about releasing our first tape and it will thus be done on May the 24th!
Here is the front cover:
Still raging with its unique modern rock tones, the band is here at its sharpest with the aim to offer 5 glorious tracks, each one with it’s own proper sound & taste. This is crazy sexy rock at its very best!
In order to celebrate, we’re throwing a huge party at our headquarters for the release day! Expect free champagne & petits fours if you come early! Vendredivision#7 will be all about the CHARLES, SEXY ROCK & BUBBLY WINE, you clearly dont want to miss that!
The cat is finally out of the box: Today is the official release of BUNKR’s first album « Schluss »
« The style is quite difficult to define, but on this album we find a good math rock base, a more angular noise rock sound and the sweet purring of stoner with a touch of psychedelic rock. These guys embody a certain idea of eclecticism, since they confess to adore both techno and JAAAZZZZZ as well as d-beat hardcore… Schluss thus deploys his personality in several distinct parts, and rhythmically it plays with odd times signatures, in addition to the conventional 4/4, to create disturbing and haunting grooves. In the end, this album forms a 45-minute soundscape reminiscent of some of the Impressionist or Pointillist paintings, but that does not really matter, as long as you can shake your head… »
The album is released in coproduction with our friends from COLDSMOKE RECORDS and can be found in every good records store, as well as on every streaming plateform.
The release party will take place tomorrow @ BIKINI TEST & starts at 14:00 with a market full of local artisans as well as many great labels (Hummus, Vituve, Burning Sounds, Cold Smoke…). There will be food & beers, don’t be shy!
Bunkr next shows:
30.03.19 Bikini Test – La Chaux-de-Fonds, w/Fat Wang & Korto – Release party
17.04.19 Le Romandie – Lausanne, w/Lane
20.04.19 Nouveau Monde – Fribourg, w/ HEX & Ølten
10.05.19 SAS – Delémont,
11.05.19 Bout du Monde – Vevey
23.05.19 Espace 032 – Neuchâtel – Showcase