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3/08/2014

NEWS - Black Raven Sabbatical

Black Raven will be taking a sabbatical for spring/summer 2014. We will be closing up shop in about 2 weeks from now; and will be closed for the next couple of seasons - with plans to relocate and re-open in the future. We will still be ordering new records as well as buying collections, and may still be reached by email at blackravenrecords at yahoo.ca. Anyone wishing to know about upcoming shows, or new arrivals can still follow this blog - which we will keep updated.

To prepare for the move - we will be clearing out some items/stock for cheaper prices;

NEW BOOKS will be 25% off (we have also moved our selection of used books back out front, USED BOOKS are all BY DONATION)

All CDs in our 'discount section' ($5.00 & under) are now $3.00 & under; we have hundreds of these which have been stored behind the counter which will be out for browsing now.

All new PUNK T-SHIRTS will be on sale for $8.00 each

ALL BACKPATCHES are $4.00 or 2 for $7.00

Check back for more sale items - or come down and try and swing a deal!

ALSO - NEW HOURS UNTIL CLOSURE:

CLOSED SUNDAY - WEDNESDAY
OPEN 12:00 - 6:00 PM THURSDAY - SATURDAY

Cheers!

2/14/2014

New Arrivals February 14th 2014

New Arrivals in from European labels; (all vinyl)

Represses and releases from Immortal, Mutilator, Master's Hammer, Desaster, Mgla, Leviathan, Disma, Maim, Carcass, Beherit, Sargeist, Necrocultus, Alcest, Armagedda, Orcustus, Ravencult, Tsjuder, Marduk, Venenum, Carcass etc.. Also used copies of Angelwitch's first LP/EP and Dark Angel's "Darkness Descends."

We still have copies of Dissection's Somberlain & Reinkaos Reissues from The End Records which came in a couple of weeks ago, but did not get posted (These were the last copies of the Somberlain reissue)

1/21/2014

New Arrivals January 17th 2013

New arrivals in last Friday;

Autopsy - Severed Survival LP
Bolt Thrower - War Master LP
Darkthrone - The Cult Is Alive LP
Deathspell Omega - Diabolus Absconditus... LP
Dissection - The Past Is Alive LP
Enslaved - Mardraum Double LP
Evil Madness - Maze of Souls LP
Impaled Nazarene - Latex Cult LP
Inquisition - Obscure Verses For The Multiverse Gatefold Double LP
Massacra - Enjoy The Violence LP
Master's Hammer - Ritual LP
Merciless - Unbound LP
Repugnant - Epitome of Darkness LP
Sadistik Exekution - K.A.O.S. Gatefold LP
Sadistik Exekution - The Magus Gatefold LP
Sadistik Exekution - We Are Death Fukk You Gatefold LP
Sarcofago - Rotting LP
Sarcofago - The Law of The Scourge LP
Suffoctaion - Pierced From Within LP
Tormentor - Anno Domini LP

Also in this past weekend - a handful of used EP's;
Om / Six Organs of Admittance Split EP
Neurosis - Aberration EP
Funerary Call - Pronounced Unholy EP
Funerary Call - S/T EP
Current 93 / Om Split 10"
Blacksister / Krupskaya Split EP
Decayed - Remnants... Of A Past EP

Used Cassettes;
Adversity - You Can Run... But You Can't Hide!! Vancouver hardcore demo from 1986
Sabbat / Abigail - Kamikaze Splitting Roar - Cassette
Abigail - Diabolical Nights of Infernal Destruction Cassette

And also some new crust/grind records from mostly European bands;
Last Legion Alive / Cancer Spreading Split LP. Excellent stench/crust from both bands.
Icon of Evil - Syfilis Mentalis LP. Excellent deathcrust from Poland.
Nula Osla - Bastard Music for Bastard People LP. Hardcore punk from Pula, HR.
Bolesno Grinje - 13 LP. 'Best of' LP from long-running cult death/grind/crust act from Pula, HR.
Hazarder - Against His Story, Against Leviathan LP. Nomadic stoner/crust/doom.
Iskra / Ash And Ruin Split 7". Canada anarchist metalcrust / Poland metalcrust.

  

12/24/2013

HOLIDAY HOURS December 2013

Black Raven will be open regular hours this holiday season, with the exception of the 25th, when we will be opening at 1:00 and closing at 5:00 PM. Every other day the shop will be open from 12:00 - 6:00 PM (closed Sunday & Monday)


12/21/2013

New Arrivals - December 21st 2013

New Arrivals in the past few days; lots of used records (mostly thrash and metal, some punk), a collection of crust/punk/hardcore EP's, and about 80 nice used metal CDs, (mostly classic thrash and death).

12/13/2013

SIX BREW BANTHA / SUFERING MIND SPLIT 7" EP & ALL AGES PUNK SHOW

IN NOW - copies of SIXBREWBANTHA's newest split 7" EP, shared with Poland's SUFFERING MIND. Get these now; all proceeds direct to the band. Black or red.





SIXBREW will also have these available at Sunday's show with BODY BETRAYAL (Seattle), BUNGUS & ALTERED DEAD.

Show at 7 PM, Sunday December 15th
All Ages, 5 bucks at the door
Contact for address


12/06/2013

New Arrivals - November, Metal Vinyl

Here's a brief list of some metal vinyl that missed being posted in the last few weeks. I've excluded any items that have been sold – so all should still be in stock.


New Metal Vinyl / LPs


Antaeus - Blood Libels Gatefold LP
Ataraxy - Revelations of the Ethereal LP
Ares Kingdom – Failsafe 12” EP, used
Ares Kingdom – Firestorm 12” EP, used
Bazooka - Toxic Warriors LP
Blood of Kingu - De Occulta Philosophia LP
Bolt Thrower - War Master LP, Blue/White Splatter Vinyl
Breakdown - Time To Kill LP
Carcass - Necroticism - Descanting the Insalubrious LP
Carcass - Necroticism - Descanting the Insalubrious LP
Carcass - Reek of Putrefaction LP, Black Vinyl
Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales/Emperor's Return LP
Convulse - Inner Evil MLP
Darkthrone - The Underground Resistance LP
Death Breath – Let It Stink 10”, used
Deathspell Omega - Fas-ite, Maledicti... Gatefold LP
Deathspell Omega - Paracletus LP
Disma -The Vault Of Membros Gatefold Demo MLP
Dodheimsgard - Monumental Possession LP
Enslaved - Blodhemn LP
Funeral - Funeral- LP
Gorgoroth - Destroyer LP
Gorgoroth - Incipit Satan LP
Hellhammer - Death Fiend LP
Immortal - Pure Holocaust LP
Impiety - Ravage & Conquer LP
Impiety - Skullfucking Armageddon LP
Inquisition - Into The Infernal Regions of The Ancient Cult Gatefold Double LP, Clear Vinyl
Inquisition - Magnificent Glorification of Lucifer Gatefold LP
Inquisition - Nefarious Dismal Orations Gatefold LP
Inquisition - Nefarious Dismal Orations Gatefold LP, Splatter Wax w/poster
Inquisition - Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm Gatefold LP
Maim – Deceased To Exist LP
Motorhead – No Sleep... LP, used
Mysticum - In The Streams of Inferno Gatefold LP
Necrophobic – Bloodhymns LP
Necrophobic – Darkside LP
Necrophobic - The Nocturnal Silence LP
Necros Christos - Doom of the Occult Gatefold DLP
Paul Di'anno's Battlezone – Children of Madness LP, sealed cutout
Repugnant – Hecatomb MLP
Revenge - Scum Collapse Eradication Splatter Vinyl LP
Sabbat - Black Up Your Soul Gatefold LP
Sabbat – Evoke Gatefold LP
Teitanblood - Seven Chalices DLP
Trelldom -Til et Annet.. LP
Tsjuder – Desert Northern Hell DLP with DVD
Wolves In The Throne Room – Demo LP
Wolves In The Throne Room – Diadem of Twelve Stars DLP, used
Wolves In The Throne Room – Two Hunters DLP, used


12/04/2013

NEW ARRIVALS - Shirts, Flags, Patches - December 5th 2013

Just In - Shirts, textile flags & embroidered patches from the UK, with many designs of classic albums that are less common domestically.


LARGE TEXTILE POSTERS / FLAGS

DARKTHRONE – Transilvanian Hunger
DARKTHRONE – A Blaze In The Northern Sky



DEATH – Scream Bloody Gore
DEATH – Spiritual Healing
DEATH – Leprosy
MORBID ANGEL – Blessed Are The Sick



VENOM – Black Metal
WATAIN – Lawless Darkness


SHORT SLEEVE T-SHIRTS

AT THE GATES – With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness
AT THE GATES – Red In The Sky
CARCASS – Necroticism
CARCASS – Symphonies Of Sickness
DARK FUNERAL – Secrets of the Black Arts



DARKTHRONE – Under A Funeral Moon
DARKTHRONE – Transilvanian Hunger
DARKTHRONE – Panzerfaust
DARKTHRONE – Ravishing Grimness
DARKTHRONE – Total Death
DARKTHRONE – Plaguewielder DARKTHRONE – Circle The Wagons
DARKTHRONE – A Blaze In The Northern Sky
DEATH – Leprosy
DEATH – Spiritual Healing
DEATH – Scream Bloody Gore
DEATH – Sound of Perseverence
DEATH – Symbolic
DEATH - Human
DISSECTION – Storm Of The Lights Bane
DISSECTION - Somberlain
DISSECTION - Reaper
IMMORTAL – At The Heart Of Winter
IMMORTAL – Damned In Black
IMPALED NAZARENE – Ugra Karma
LIFELOVER - Lifelover
MARDUK – Plague Angel
MARDUK – Panzer Division
MARDUK – Panzer Division 1999
MARDUK – Here's No Peace
MAYHEM – Ordo Ad Chao
MELECHESH - Sphynx
MERCILESS – The Awakening
MORBID ANGEL – Altars of Madness


PENTAGRAM – Relentless
POSSESSED – Seven Churches
POSSESSED – Beyond The Gates
POSSESSED – The Eyes Of Horror
SADUS – Chemical Exposure
VENOM – At War With Satan
VENOM - Black Metal
VENOM – Welcome To Hell


LONG-SLEEVE SHIRTS

VENOM – Black Metal
DARKTHRONE – A Blaze in The Northern Sky
MARDUK – Panzer Division


EMBROIDERED / WOVEN PATCHES

DARKTHRONE – A Blaze In The Northern Sky
DARKTHRONE – Transilvanian Hunger
DARKTHRONE – Under A Funeral Moon
DEAD KENNEDYS – DK Logo
DISSECTION – Storm Of The Lights Bane
DISSECTION – Logo
IMMORTAL – At The Heart Of Winter
IRON MAIDEN – Iron Maiden
IRON MAIDEN – Killers
IRON MAIDEN – Number Of The Beast
JUDAS PRIEST – Screaming For Vengeance
KREATOR – Pleasure To Kill
MAYHEM – De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
MORBID ANGEL – Altars Of Madness
MOTORHEAD – Born To Lose
MOTORHEAD – Everything Louder...
SLAYER – Hell Awaits
VENOM – Black Metal
VOIVOD – Killing Technology

10/16/2013

New Arrivals - Wednesday October 16th 2013

New arrivals in today;

CDS...

New albums from Gorguts, Satyricon and Carcass;

Satyricon - S/T CD. Modern metal from Norwegian veterans, 2013
Gorguts - Colored Sands CD. Quebec technical death, 2013
Carcass - Surgical Steel CD. UK death legends new album, 2013
Witchmaster - S/T CD. thrashing black metal from Poland, 2004
Immortal - Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism CD. classic black metal debut, 1992
Immortal - At the Heart of Winter CD. the beginning of the 'arena-rock black metal era' of Immortal's catalog, 1999
Diocletian - Annihilation Rituals CD. compilation of demo, splits and out of print material from New Zealand black death act.
Sadistik Exekution - K.A.O.S. CD. Aussie death/black/thrash on Osmose. 2nd album from 1997
Sadistik Exekution - Fukk CD. Aussie black/death/thrash, 2002
Impaled Nazarene - Pro Patria Finlandia digi CD. Finland's satanic nuclear black goat metal legion, 2006.


VINYL...

MARDUK - Those of the Unlight LP. 2013 reissue on Osmose (with closer to original cover art), gatefold, black vinyl. Swedish black metal. Second album from the Marduk legion, originally released October 1993.

MARDUK - Opus Nocturne LP. Gatefold, black vinyl edition on Osmose Prod. Cover artwork also more like the original press, same cover art, but much darker. Originally released 1994.

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM - Doomsday for the Deceiver 2xLP reissue. remastered edition of Arizona thrash classic, originally released 1986. This release includes bonus demo and live material.

BLACK BREATH - Sentenced to Life LP. Seattle death/thrash/crust on Southern Lord, 2012.

TAAKE - Nattestid Ser Porten Bid LP. Peaceville reissue of Taake's debut from 1999. Norwegian black metal.

SKELETONWITCH - Breathing the Fire LP. Ohio thrash metal on Prosthetic Records, 2009.

SLEEP - Dopesmoker 2LP. Southern Lord reissue with 2 bonus tracks on side D, heavy gatefold packaging. 'Indica' coloured vinyl ltd to 2600 copies. Originally released 2003, quickly becoming a stoner/doom staple.



more to come

News / New Arrivals - Septembe - October 2013

Lots of new (and used) arrivals since the last post - for both punk and metal; here is a belated list for some of the items that have come in.

ALSO - More new arrivals in today - list to come (hopefully later today)




VINYL

Adolescents - S/T LP
Antediluvian – Through the Cervix of Hawaah LP/Book
Antediluvian – Logos LP
Antediluvian / Adversarial Split LP
Baroness - First and Second LP
Bastard – Wind of Pain LP
Behind Enemy Lines – Know Your Enemy LP
Blitz – All Out Attack 7” EP
Chaos UK – Chipping Sodbury Bonfire Tapes LP
Christian Death - Only A Theater of Pain LP
Circle Jerks - Group Sex
Cock Sparrer – True Grit LP
Cock Sparrer – Shock Troops LP
Cock Sparrer – Running Riot in '84 / Live and Loud Double LP
Conflict – The Ungovernable Force LP
Conqueror – War.Cult.Supremacy Double LP
Converge – No Heroes LP
Converge – Unloved and Weeded Out LP
Damaar – Triumph Through Spears of Sacrilege 12” MLP
Dayglo Abortions – Feed Us a Fetus LP
Deviated Instinct - Liberty Crawls 12" EP
Discharge – Decontrol 7” EP
Discharge – Fight Back 7” EP
Disorder – Vioent World / More Noize LP
Disrupt – S/T LP (warcollapse and sauna split material)
DOA - Hardcore '81 LP
Doom – Doomed Again Double LP
Doom – Reasonable Force 12” EP
Dropdead / Converge Split 7” EP
Dropdead / Look Back And Laugh Split 7 EP
Embrace of Thorns – Praying For Absolution Double LP
Extinction Of Mankind – Northern Scum LP
Extreme Noise Terror / Chaos UK Split LP
Framtid – Defeat of Civilization LP
Framtid – Under the Ashes LP
From Ashes Rise / Victims Split LP
From Ashes Rise - Nightmares LP
Guided Cradle – System Survivors LP
Hellbastard – Ripper Crust (demos) LP
Hellbastard - Sons of Bitches LP
Hellkrusher – Recorded Works 1993 – 1994 LP
Heresy – 1985-1987 LP
Heresy – 20 Reasons to End it All LP
Heresy – Face Up To It! LP
Impiety – Vengeance Hell Immemorial LP
Infernoh – 7 Spar 12” EP
Isterismo – Follia Verso L'interno LP
Kerasphorous – Necronaut LP
Man Is The Bastard – Thoughtless LP
Man Is The Bastard / Bleeding Rectum Split LP
Midnight – Satanic Royalty LP
Midnight – Complete and Total Hell Double LP
Misery – From Where the Sun Never Shines Double LP
Morbosidad – Muerte de Cristo en Golgota LP
Morbosidad – Profana La Cruz.. LP
Municipal Waste / Toxic Holocaust Split LP
Municipal Waste - Waste 'em All LP
No Means No - Wrong 2LP
No Means No - Mama 2LP
Nux Vomica – A Civilized World LP
Orchid – Chaos Is Me LP
Orchid – Gatefold LP
Panopticon / Vestiges Split LP
Partisans – Police Story 7” EP
PLF - Devious Persecution and Wholesale Slaughter LP
Pointed Sticks – What do You Want 7” EP
Poison Idea – Fatal Erection Years 1983-1986 LP
Poison Idea - Kings of Punk LP
Propagandhi - How to Clean Everything LP
Revenge – Scum.Collapse.Eradication Picture LP (hardbound case and flag)
Rudimentary Peni - Pope Adrian 37th... LP w/ art book
Satanic Threat – Into Hell LP
Siege - S/T LP
Sodom - Witchhunter Decade 2LP
Sodom - Epitome of Torture 2LP
Stiff Little Fingers - Inflammable Material LP
Submission Hold – Sackcloth and Ashes LP
Suicidal Tendencies - S/T LP
Tragedy – Darker Days Ahead LP
Truncheons – Stuck on the Block 7” EP


NEW CDS




At the Gates – The Flames of the End 3xDVD set
Conqueror – War.Cult.Supremacy
Deicide – Scars of the Crucifix CD/DVD
Impiety – The Impious Crusade
Midnight – Complete and Total Hell
Perversor – Cult of Destruction
Perversor – Demon Metal
Perversor – The Shadow of Abomination

Also lots of original press CD's and used items to check out, lots of classic albums for cheap.


CASSETTES, READING...

Oi Polloi – Its Not the Monkey cassette
Agathocles / Brutal Truth Split cassette
Adelitas – Llama Viva De La Rabia cassette
Born Against – The Rebel Sounds cassette
Snakepit Magazine #21 & EP (Oblivion – Quest For Power 7” EP)
Maximum Rock and Roll zine #364 (September 2013)
All available issues of Short, Fast, Loud mag

plus a huge pile of used mags also, which will be going out today.


SHIRTS & COMBAT BOOTS

A few more used (mostly size L) shirts last week;
embrace of thorns
hellhammer
order from chaos
napalm death
merciless
inquisition

And we brought down the last pairs of military/combat boots from our old shop - most are sized 9.5 - 11 (military sizing fits larger also). Boots are 20.00/pair

9/07/2013

All ages punk, metal, grind gig September 14th with ISKRA, FAMINE, SIXBREWBNATHA, AZOTOBACTER & ATTRITION

All ages PUNK, METAL, GRIND show at the Ratshack on Saturday September 14th! Ask around if you need directions. Entry $5 at the door, all money goes to cover the travel costs of town band! Bands will have merch for sale also. Show starts at 8:00, come early as there is limited capacity at the venue.

ISKRA Local grinding, blackened anarchist metal. First show back from Euro tour.

FAMINE play raging d-beat crust, hailing from Kamloops. First time in Victoria for this band.

SIXBREWBANTHA Local raw mincing serial grinders.

AZOTOBACTER good old punk rock.

ATTRITION newest addition to the Victoria DIY punk cult; anarcho punkers first show!




This show is one of the many musical and other cultural events in celebration of the 7th annual anarchist bookfair in Victoria. Check out victoriaanarchistbookfair.ca for more information on these events and the bookfair itself.

7/07/2013

ISKRA EURO TOUR 2013 - festival info...

PLAY FAST OR DON'T FESTIVAL VOL. 10
FRIDAY 19th JULY / SATURDAY JULY 20th 2013
HRADEC KRALOVE, CZECH.



10 year Anniversary for this legendary festival! Two days of crust, punk, grind, fastcore, powerviolence & hardcore...

Festival Program

PÁTEK/FRIDAY

17:00 17:30 MIDNATT DÖD
17:45 18:15 KINGSTERROR
18:30 19:00 SETE STAR SEPT
19:15 19:45 HELLSTORM
20:00 20:30 THE SHINING
20:45 21:15 AGE OF WOE
21:30 22:10 ACTIVE MINDS
22:25 23:05 DESPISE YOU
23:20 23:50 SATANIC MALFUNCTIONS
00:05 00:35 LYCANTHROPHY
00:50 01:20 CANCER SPREADING
01:35 02:05 POLIKARPA Y SUS VICIOSAS

SOBOTA/SATURDAY

10:30 11:00 PRŮMYSLOVÁ SMRT
11:15 11:45 PERIKATO
12:00 12:30 RAGEOUS INTENT
12:45 13:15 TRIGGER
13:30 14:00 MY MAN MIKE
14:15 14:45 ICON OF EVIL
15:00 15:30 CONTROLLED EXISTENCE
15:45 16:15 RADIO BIKINI
16:30 17:00 NEEDFUL THINGS
17:15 17:45 SEX DWARF
18:00 18:30 COLD WORLD
18:45 19:15 ISKRA
19:30 20:00 GETS WORSE
20:15 20:45 DEATHTOLL80k
21:00 21:45 MOB47
22:00 22:50 GUIDED CRADLE
23:05 23:35 ABORTION
23:50 00:30 BLACK TEMPLE BELOW




BLACK AGAINST NIGHT FESTIVAL VOL. 1
WEDNESDAY JULY 24th / THURSDAY JULY 25th 2013
STRUGA, MACEDONIA



WEDNESDAY JULY 24th

AEON ARCANUM Black/Death Metal (Kocani, Macedonia)
REMNANTS Hardcore / Crust (Kocani)
STAGNATOR Metal (Skopje, Macedonia)
NEW POLICE STATE Anarcho Punk (Skopje)
AUTIST Metal (Struga, Macedonia)
NO DOVES FLY HERE Melodic Hardcore/Crust (Skopje)

THURSDAY JULY 25th

ISKRA Blackened Crust (Victoria, Canada)
MARAS Black Metal (Gevgelija, Macedonia)
DISEASE Raw D-Beat (Skopje)
IRRITATEMENT Hardcore (Skopje)
ANNA O. Post Punk (Kocani)



THREE DAYS OF FREEDOM FEST
FRIDAY JULY 26 / SATURDAY JULY 27 / SUNDAY JULY 28 2013
VEROIA, GREECE



Three day festival with over 30 bands plus DJs; visit www.3daysoffreedom.wordpress.com for more festival info

FRIDAY JULY 26th

DEADOSE Stoner (Veroia)
ISKRA Blackened Crust (Canada)
OLDSCHOOL REDNEX Punk Rock (Salonica)
ΑΝΤΙΔΡΑΣΗ Hardcore Punk (Athens)
ΗΡΩΑΣ-ΚΙΜΩΝΑΣ Hip Hop (Kavala)
DECADENCIA Hardcore Punk (Kozani)
CHERNOBYL ATTACK Noise D-Punk (Athens)
ΞΕΡΑ Hardcore Punk (Salonika)
ΝΤΟΥΧΝΑ Hardcore Punk (Volos)
ZΜΠΑΡΑΛΙΑ GYPSY Thrash Punk (Veroia)

SATURDAY JULY 27th

ΒΑΒΟΥΡΑ Punk Rock (Veroia)
ΕΞΟΝΤΩΣΗ Punk (Athens)
ΕΝ ΨΥΧΡΩ Hardcore Punk (Nicosia-Cyprus)
TNT Hip Hop (Athens)
THE VAGABONDS 77 Oi Punk Rock (Athens)
ΟΜΙΧΛΗ Street Punk (Athens)
ΤΑ ΜΑΤΙΑ ΤΩΝ ΠΝΙΓΜΕΝΩΝ HIP HOP (Athens)
ΚΡΑΤΑΡΑΜΜΕΝΟ ΣΤΟΜΑ Hardcore Punk (Athens)
DRUNK MOTHERFUCKERS Stoner Heavy Rock (Athens)
ROTTING FLESH Death Metal (Salonica)

SUNDAY JULY 28th

CHEMICAL INVASION Thrash Metal (Katerini)
GROTESKA Punk Rock (Salonica)
TA STUKAS Punk Rock (Athens)
ΞΥΛΙΝΑ ΑΙΣΘΗΜΑΤΑ Hip Hop (Salonica)
ALLERGIC Progressive Punk Rock (Salonica)
10 TO GO Punk Rock (Larissa)
ΟΜΕRTA Hip Hop (Athens)
BIRTHDAY KICKS Stone & Roll (Larissa)
LOS PASADOS Punk Rock (Serres)
MITIC THREESOME Rock N More (Veroia)




ARM YOUR DESIRES FESTIVAL VOL. 7
FRIDAY JULY 26th / SATURDAY JULY 27th / SUNDAY JULY 28th 2013
TYRNAVOS, GREECE



Three day festival - www.arm-your-desires.blogspot.ca for more info

FRIDAY JULY 26th

HUMAN SLAUGHTER Thrash (Salonica)
BLOODY CHAINS Heavy Thrash (Athens)
MOAT HUG Sludge (Kozanh-Larisa)
OVERTHROW Crossover Thrash (Athens)
LUNACY Deathcore (Kozanh)
MUMMRAH Hardcore / Crust / Stoner (Salonica)
MENTAL ASSAULT Thrash (Patra)

SATURDAY JULY 27th

ISKRA Blackened Crust / Metal (Canada)
JAGERNAUT Noise / Grind / Crust (Athens)
NARCAN Crust (Athens)
BORN FOR SLAUGHTER Crustcore (Macedonia)
CALF Postrock (Karditsa)
PANDIMIA Punk (Athens)
URSUS Fastcore / Punk (Athens)

SUNDAY JULY 28th

MAIN INFECTED MAZE Jamcore (Athens)
CAVEAT EMPTOR Deathgrind (Patra)
Εν Ψυχρω - Hardcore (Kypros)
ALIVE CLINTONS Punkrock (Naupaktos)
Ξερα – Grind (Salonica)
THE KOPROSKYLA Punk (Athens)
Κραταραμμενο Στομα – Hardcore Punk (Athens)
FUCK THE CIVILIZATION Crustcore / Punk (Karditsa)




MONTE PARADISO FESTIVAL
FRIDAY AUGUST 2nd / SATURDAY AUGUST 3rd 2013
PULA, CROATIA



More info & band list soon! Monte Paradiso Pula turns 20 (or 21?) this year!




MARTINSKA FESTIVAL Vol. 14
FRIDAY AUGUST 9th / SATURDAY AUGUST 10th 2013
SIBENIK, CROATIA



MARTINSKA FESTA LINEUP

FRIDAY AUGUST 9th

ISKRA Blackened crust/metal, Canada
WIZARD OF STONE MOUNTAIN Stoner doomrock, Croatia
PUBLIC DISGRACE Hardcore punk, Croatia
AK47 Legendary Croatian anarcho-crust punk
SEPPUKU Crust/grind, Croatia

SATURDAY AUGUST 10th

PIKNIK Experimental rock from Novi Sad, Serbia
MANHEIM Black'n'roll, Croatia
TRUE Death metal, Croatia
HUMAN HOST BODY Slovenian hardcore/crust/metal
LOS PRIMJER Melodic hardcore metalpunks, Croatia
STONERIDE Stoner rock/metal from Zagreb, Croatia

7/06/2013

ISKRA European Tour July / August 2013

ISKRA
European Tour Dates July, August 2013

ISKRA will be heading back to Europe again this July / August for over 30 dates. We will have available on this tour a limited vinyl LP reissue of the BUREVAL DEMO (2009), and also the remaining copies of the EUROPEAN TOUR DEMO 2012 on LP and CD.


JULY 2013

JULY 16, TUESDAY. Ghent, Belgium with WAKE (Canada) & DEUIL (Belgium) at Bakunin's Pogo Bar
JULY 17, WEDNESDAY Leipzig, Germany at Liwi
JULY 18, THURSDAY Berlin, Germany at Kopi (Koma F) with HELLSTORM (Greece) & KATYUSHA (Berlin)
JULY 19, FRIDAY Hradec Králové, Czech Republic. Play Fast or Don't Fest 10 , With ACTIVE MINDS, DESPISE YOU, LYCANTHROPY, HELLSTORM, CANCER SPREADING, AGE OF WOE, MIDNATT DOD, KINGSTERROR, SETE STAR SEPT, THE SHINING, SATANIC MALFUNCTIONS, POLIKARPA Y SUS VICIOSAS
JULY 20, SATURDAY Hradec Králové, Czech Republic. Play Fast or Don't Fest, Day 2 with ISKRA, DEATHTOLL 80K, MOB 47, GUIDED CRADLE, COLD WORLD, RADIO BIKINI, BLACK TEMPLE BELOW, GETS WORSE, ABORTION & 9 more
JULY 21, SUNDAY Prague, Czech. Play Fast or Don't Afterparty at Modrá Vopice. With DEATH TOLL 80K, SEX DWARF, PERIKATO & HOLY EXTERMINATION
JULY 22, MONDAY Bratislava, Slovakia
JULY 23, TUESDAY Timosoara, Romania at Atelier DIY
JULY 24, WEDNESDAY Belgrade, Serbia
JULY 25, THURSDAY Black Against Night Festival Vol 1, Struga, Macedonia. 2 day festival with AEON ARCANUM, REMNANTS, STAGNATOR, NEW POLICE STATE, AUTIST, NO DOVES FLY HERE (WED. JULY 24) and ISKRA, MARAS, DISEASE, IRRITATEMENT & ANNA O. (THURS JULY 25)
JULY 26, FRIDAY Three Days of Freedom Fest, Veroia, Greece. 3-Day fest to benefit political prisoners. Over 30 acts on July 26-28. Visit www.3daysoffreedom.wordpress.com for more information and lineup.
JULY 27, SATURDAY Tyrnavos, Greece. Arm Your Desires Fest 7, with URSUS, PANDIMIA, CALF, BORN FOR SLAUGHTER, NARCAN, JAGERNAUT, ARRESTUM. Arm Your Desires Fest is a 3 day event (Friday-Sunday) visit their website at www.arm-your-desires.blogspot.ca for festival info.
JULY 28, SUNDAY Sofia, Bulgaria at the Grindhouse with SISTERS OF RADOMIR, UPYR, OLD SHORES
JULY 29, MONDAY Jagodina, Serbia
JULY 30, TUESDAY Novi Sad, Serbia
JULY 31, WEDNESDAY Subotica, Serbia


AUGUST

AUGUST 1, THURSDAY Zagreb, Croatia at Attack! AKC Medika with COKE BUST (USA), BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY, AGENT ATTITUDE, STREGESTI, NIHILIZZM and MYMANMIKE.
AUGUST 2, FRIDAY Pula, Croatia. Monte Paradiso Fest. 2-day fest with MOB 47, RESTARTS, ISKRA, AGENT ATTITUDE, DESPERAT, ANTARES, BLACK GUST, REFLECTIONS OF INTERNAL RAIN, NIHILIZM, STREGESTI, MY MAN MIKE, SCHEISSE MINNELLI, DANNY TREJO, DASA FON FL'ASA.
AUGUST 3, SATURDAY Pula, Croatia. Monte Paradiso Fest, Day 2.
AUGUST 4, SUNDAY Rijeka, Croatia. Monte Paradiso Afterparty .
AUGUST 5, MONDAY at Morski Prasac with BASTINADOS, MY MAN MIKE & MUSTACH BAR.
AUGUST 6, TUESDAY TBA, Croatia
AUGUST 7, WED. TBA, Croatia
AUGUST 8, THURSDAY Zadar, Croatia. Intermezzo Fest
AUGUST 9, FRIDAY Sibenik, Croatia. Martinska Fest
AUGUST 10, SATURDAY Sibenik, Croatia. Martinska Fest
AUGUST 11, SUNDAY Koper, Croatia. TBC
AUGUST 12, MONDAY Ljubljana, Slovenia. Mankind Disaster Wedding Party Fest at Tovarna ROG with bands ZAPRTI ODDELEK, RADIO BIKINI, HIDING INSIDE VICTIMS, NULLA OSTA, DIESEL BREATH.
AUGUST 13, TUESDAY Graz, Austria
AUGUST 14, WED. TBA
AUGUST 15, THURSDAY TBA
AUGUST 16, FRIDAY France, TBA
AUGUST 17, SATURDAY Paris, France at La Miroiterie
AUGUST 18, SUNDAY TBA
AUGUST 19, MONDAY TBA


5/16/2013

New Arrivals May 2013

No online updates - but lots of new arrivals! Lots of used records and CDs - plus over 100 new records from the UK just in last week. Still moving things around in the Black Raven - but we've finally put our 7" EP collection and book collection out in the past month or so also.

One notable item is the NUCLEAR DEATH "5 years of death" box set recently released by THE CRYPT RECORDS - we still have copies of each colour available.

More news/updates soon!

3/26/2013

CETASCEAN (winnipeg d-beat metal crust!!) March 27th



CETASCEAN (raging Winnipeg d-beat metal-crust!) are coming to destroy your ears tomorrow!

Backed by locals STORM OF SEDITION (new local anarchist crust-core!) and SEWER RAT (hardcore rock'n'roll punk!)

AT ONE OF OUR LOCAL CRUST HOUSES - If you need to know where, stop by the Black Raven today or tomorrow for directions.

DOOM (UK) All Ages Gig w/ ISKRA, SIXBREWBANTHA, AZOTOBACTER



This gig is coming up in 8 days!

Legendary crust pioneers from the UK - first time to Canada!
The gig is all ages and the price non-exclusive ($5.00 - $15.00 sliding scale, pay what you can afford!), it will be over early - for those who are using Victoria's abominable public transit service

This will definitely be one of the decade's best punk shows in Victoria, so don't miss it

3/14/2013

New Arrivals. March 14th 2013 / Earache Represses

The latest batch of EARACHE RECORDS represses from late 2012 / 2013 have arrived;

CARCASS "Symphonies of Sickness" LP; all black vinyl.
ENTOMBED "Left Hand Path" LP; Black vinyl & limited yellow vinyl.
TERRORIZER "World Downfall" LP; Black vinyl & limited blue vinyl.

These coloured vinyls are wholesale-only, which is why the colours aren't listed on the earache mailorder/promos for these LPs.