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.


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


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.


New Arrivals / March 2013

Lots of new items since the last update; too many items to list them all individually right now. Many older original death metal, black metal and powerviolence EP's (including some Seraphic Decay releases.)

We also have over 400 records from a private collection; all metal records. This includes mainly releases from the 2000's - present, with many now out of print titles, ltd edition versions and box sets. These will all be going out this week.

In other news, Black Raven is going into our 6th year in Victoria! Thanks to all our supporters!

ISKRA / European Tour Dates / Summer 2013

ISKRA will be heading back to Europe this July / August 2013;

The tour route will be as follows, dates will be confirmed soon!

JULY 2013

July 16 - Ghent, Belgium
July 17 - Leipzig, Germany
July 18 - Berlin Germany
July 19 - Play Fast Fest, Czech
July 21 - Bratislava, Slovakia
July 22 - Budapest, Hungary
July 23 - Timisoara, Romania
July 24 - Belgrade, Serbia
July 25 - Struga, Macedonia. Festival.
July 26 - Thessaloniki, Greece
July 27 - Kavala, Greece
July 28 - Sofia, Bulgaria
July 29 - TBA
July 30 - TBA
July 31 - TBA


August 1 - Zagreb, Kroatia
August 2 - Monte Paradiso Fest, Pula, Kroatia
August 4 - Rijeka, Kroatia
August 5 - Kroatia, TBA
August 6 - Kroatia, TBA
August 7 - Kroatia, TBA
August 8 - Kroatia, TBA
August 9 - Sibenik Matinska Festival, Kroatia
August 11 - TBA
August 12 - Slovenia, TBA

Also, in support of the tour, there will be a vinyl reissue of ISKRA's 2009 LP "Bureval." This will be a multi-label release, so any label interested in contributing can contact the band directly (iskra at email.com).

More Updates Soon!

The legendary DOOM (UK) All Ages Show, Victoria BC. April 3 2013.

There are a number of all ages shows coming up in Victoria - Anyone interested can stop by Black Raven for more info.

That said, the legendary crust/punk act DOOM are hitting Canada this April, beginning their tour on the West Coast. The show in Victoria will be April 3rd, and will be an all ages gig, the lineup and info is as follows (will scan in the poster soon);

Wednesday April 3rd, 2013

DOOM - UK Crust-punk veterans. www.doomcrustpunk.com
ISKRA - Victoria anarchist metal. First local gig in 4 months. www.iskracrust.com
SIXBREWBANTHA - Victoria grind mayhem. www.sixbrewbantha.bandcamp.com
AZOTOBACTER - Victoria dirt-cult punk.

At the Victoria Event Centre / 1415 Broad Street, Victoria BC.
All Ages / $5.00 - $15.00 at the door (pay what you can).
All cash goes to touring act!
Early show, Doors at 6:30, Bands at 7:00.

any questions can be directed to blackravenrecords@yahoo.ca