Saturday, June 26, 2010


(Reviewed by Josh)

For anyone who knows me, it's no secret that Integrity is one of my
favorite bands. The hard mosh parts, blistering solos, and dark
imagery within the lyrics just totally nail it for me. I also enjoy
the bands more experimental side whether it be the mysticism of Holy
Terror, or singer Dwid Hellion's various endeavors in noise & film. I
have an Integrity vinyl collection which has grown to be fairly large.

"The Blackest Curse" is the first full length by the band since 2003's
"To Die For". Initially announced for release in 2008, this was a long
time coming, but well worth the wait. Keeping in-line with the
secretive nature and dark aesthetic, the album artwork is sparse,
black & white, and comes with no liner note or lyric sheet.

The first song, "Process Of Illumination" starts off in typical Integ
fashion with a sample from a Manson Family member and seems to be
musically influenced by early 90's Japanese hardcore bands.
"Simulacra" is dripping with so much Slayer-riffage that you get
soaked. “Before the VVorld VVas Young” is an epic track. Coupling
acoustic guitar with Dwid's brooding apocalyptic whispers, eventually
building into a whirling thrash-filled nightmare while Dwid continues
to cast spells on your ears until it all comes collapsing in on top of
the sheer heaviness of itself. “Invocation Of The Eternally Coiling
Serpent" is another mosh-filled track that demands not to be ignored.
In fact, no tracks should be ignored or regarded as filler material.

I've very thankful that the production value is refreshingly dry yet
cohesive. Nothing turns me off faster to a hardcore record then
overproduction. KEEP IT GRIMY NOT GLOSSY. Hardcore is raw. Integrity
is raw. This recording showcases that.

I would say this album is most reminiscent of "Seasons In The Size Of
Days" both in feel and in structure. I hope to hear a few gems off of,
"The Blackest Curse" mixed into the set list of classic material at
the next east coast ritual.

Friday, June 25, 2010

25th of June 2010 Update

25th of June 2010 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12"s
Beck     "Sea Change (Original Master Recording)"
Caulfield    "Caulfield"
Convulse    "World Without God (180 Gram; + D/L)"
Crystal Castles    "Crystal Castles (II)"
Dear Hunter    "Act I: Lake South"
Dismember    "Dismember"
DMX Krew     "Come To Me"
Ducksauce    "Greatest Hits"
Eden Rose    "On The Way To Eden"
Hawkwind    "Hawkwind (Re-Issue; 180 Gram)"
Illum Sphere    "Titan"
JSL    "Yellow Bird"
Karate    "Pockets"
Kiuas    "Lustdriven (/500)"
Kode 9    "DJ-Kicks"
La Roux    "La Roux"
Mayfield, Curtis    "There's No Place Like America Today"
Merzbow    "Graft"
Morricone, Ennio    "Escalation (O.S.T.)"
OneOhTrix Point Never    "Zones Without People"
Panthu Du Prince    "This Bliss"
Pelander, Magnus (Singer For Witchcraft)    "Magnus Pelander (Ltd. Ed. Yellow)"
Rapture, The    "Echoes"
Raw Power    "After Your Brain"
Rotten Sound    "Napalm (+ CD)"
Strummer, Joe & The Mescaleros    "Steetcore (+ D/L)"
Tegan & Sara    "Alligator (12" Single)"
Thou / Salome    "Thou / Salome"
Various Artists    "Spirits Of Life: Haitian Vodou"
Various Artists    "Soviet Funk Volume 1"
Various Artists    "Soviet Funk Volume 2"
Williams, Hank    "Nashville Sessions  (180 Gram)"
Wolf Parade    "Expo 86"
Wright, Bernard    "Nard (Re-Issue)"

Integrity    "To Die For (Red)"
Vega, Alan / Effi Briest / Peaches    "Jonny / Universe / No Tomorrow"
Vega, Alan / Thomas Brinkmann / Gavin Friday & Dave Ball    "Ghostrider / Diamonds, Furcoats, Champagne"

Young Mothers "Come On..."

A Certain Ratio "Mind Made Up"
Actress "Hazyville"
Black Tusk "Taste The Sin"
Flaming Lips "Dark Side Of The Moon"
Gamma Bomb "Tales From The Grave In Space"
Haste The Day "Attack Of The Wolf King (+ DVD)"
Lorn "Nothing Else"
Madlib "Medicine Show No. 6: Brain Wreck"
Maps & Atlases "Perch Patchwork"
OneOhTrixPointNever "Returnal"
PanSonic "Gravitoni"
Paz, Vinnie "Season Of The Assassin"
Steel Train "Steel Train"
To Speak Of Wolves "Myself Letting Go"
Various Artists    "Spirits Of Life: Haitian Vodou"
Various Artists "This Comp Kills Fascists Vol. 2"

Niblock, Phil "Six Films"

Monday, June 21, 2010

Ipsissimus "GoatCultRites" Cassette Tape (RSR-009)

Ipsissimus "GoatCultRites" Cassette Tape (Redscroll Records 009)

Yes, you are reading that correctly. Redscroll Records is not just a store. We also occasionally release music. If you were in attendance at Monday night's EYEHATEGOD show, you now know that Connecticut's own IPSISSIMUS has signed to a very important label in the metal realm. We are very proud and fortunate to be releasing a live recording of IPSISSIMUS entitled, "GOATCULTRITES" on REDSCROLL RECORDS (RSR-009). This cassette tape was recorded during a live ritual over one year ago. It is hand-numbered and strictly limited to 100 copies (authenticated with the Redscroll Seal). Hail Satan.

"GOATCULTRITES" by IPSISSIMUS is available direct from the band or in our store for $5.  They are available postage paid for $6 (Domestic U.S. orders -> for International please email us at for shipping quotes).

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Hopeless Visions With Rob #1 (Movie Review)

Hopeless Visions with Rob (Movie Review) #1: INVINCIBLE SHAOLIN (SHAW BROTHERS) [Funimation Entertainment]

This is the first time this Shaw Brothers movie has been released uncut in the U.S.  It also got a remastering treatment.

In the film it is a warlord's plan to pit two Shaolin schools against each other and wipe them out. The warlord goes on to frame the northerners for murders he commits.  A somewhat complicated story unfolds - a story of betrayal and revenge.

This was directed by one of my favorite directors of Asian Cinema, Chang Cheh. INVINCIBLE SHAOLIN features really aggressive acrobatic kung-fu skills and awesome training sequences.  It's got the best chest-rip-opening scene ever!  It was one of my favorites to watch on Kung-Fu Theatre when I was about 10.  It's also one of the rare times that Lu Feng (who usually plays a bad guy/antagonist) plays a good guy/protagonist.  Lu Feng also served as one of the fight choreographers.  The story line with the girls is a little weak.  It's not as epically violent as Masked Avengers or Daredevils.  Still great.  (3/4 Throwing Stars)

If you like this, check out the Five Deadly Venoms - also directed by Chang Cheh who discovered the Five Venoms (Lu Feng, Sun Chien/Phillip Kwok, Chiang Sheng, Wei Pai, and Lo Mang).  Three of them were from a famous Taiwanese opera troupe.

And, of course, this is available for purchase at Redscroll.  Check out all of my (Rob's) picks on the top shelf of the DVDs.

Friday, June 18, 2010

18th of June 2010 Update

18th of June 2010 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12"s
Abandon    "Death Of Urgency"
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti    "Before Today (+ D/L)"
Bastard Noise    "A Culture Of Monsters"
Bear In Heaven    "Wholehearted Mess (+ D/L)"
Black Moth Super Rainbow    "Eating Us (180 Gram 1LP Version - Not The RSD 2xLP)"
Cardboard Village    "Sea Change"
Ceremony    "Rohnert Park "
Cold Cave    "Life Magazine Remixes EP (+ D/L)"
Coliseum    "House With A Curse (Deluxe Limited Vinyl Edition /2000)"
Cure, The    "Disintegration (2LP Gatefold)"
Cyrus    "Beatwise / Scanner"
Dangers    "Anger"
Distance    "No Warning"
Dntel    "Early Works, Later Versions"
Foals    "Total Life Forever (+ D/L)"
Gaslight Anthem, The    "American Slang (+ D/L)"
Gayngs    "Relayted (+ D/L)"
Goatsnake    "1 + Dog Days (180 Gram; + 2 Unreleased Songs)"
Gun Outfit    "Possession Sound "
Harmer, Sarah    "Oh Little Fire (+ D/L)"
Health    "Disco2 (Get Color::Remixed; + D/L Including 12 Additional Remixes)"
Here We Go Magic    "Pigeons (+ D/L)"
Integrity    "Blackest Curse"
Ital Tek    "Spectrum Falls"
Jurado, Damien    "Saint Bartlett (+ D/L)"
Krallice    "Dimensional Bleedthrough"
Magic Bullets    "Magic Bullets"
Mangum, Jeff    "Live At Jittery Joe's"
Maniac    "Thug / Wreckage"
Martyn / Roman Lindau    "Berghain 04 / Part 1"
Masakari    "The Profit Feeds"
Master Musicians Of Bukkake    "Totem Two"
Minus 5, The    "Sad Hasselhoff (180 Gram)"
Mount Kimbie    "Remixes Part 2"
Nation Of Ulysses    "13-Point Program To Destroy America (+ D/L)"
North Sea, The    "Bloodlines"
Pollard, Robert    "Moses On A Snail"
Psychic Ills    "Catoptric"
Ratatat    "LP4 (+ D/L)"
Rayon Beach    "Memory Teeth EP"
Segall, Ty    "Melted (+ D/L)"
Sigha    "Shake"
Soundtrack    "180 Degrees South: Conquerors Of The Useless (Ugly Casanova And James Mercer, Mason Jennings, Jack Johnson, And Love As Laughter)"
Starkweather    "This Shelter"
Titles    "Dirt Bell (Limited Edition /100; + CD)"
Tobacco    "Maniac Meat (+ D/L)"
Tokyo Police Club    "Champ "
Various Artists    "The Secret Museum Of Mankind Vol. II: Ethnic Music Classics 1925-48"
Various Artists    "Palenque Palenque: Champeta, Criolla & Afro Roots In Colombia 1975-91"
Various Artists    "Thai Beat A Go-Go Volume 3: Groovy Sounds From The Land Of Smile!"
Various Artists    "Blow Up Presents: Exclusive Blend Volume 1"
Wax Fang    "La La Land (+ D/L)"
Woven Bones    "In And Out And Back Again"
Yo La Tengo    "Here To Fall Remixes (RJD2, De La Soul, Pete Rock; + D/L)"
Zs    "New Slaves (140 Gram; + D/L)"

Best Coast "She Was High (So Was I)"
Chain & The Gang "(I've Got) Privilege"
Gigi "The Hundredth Time"
King Lee & Quintron "Tire Shop"
LeBlanc, Dylan "If Time Was For Wasting"
Lower Dens "I Get Nervous"
Off With Their Heads "Trying..."
Oh Sees / Paul Cary
Reignition "Epitome Of..."
Sloppy Seconds "You Can't..."
Tender Trap "Do You Want A Boyfriend"
Trees "Freed Of This Flesh"
Various Artists "Let's A Go-Go! Singapore"

Brooks, Roy "Ethnic Expressions"
Castevet "Mounds Of Ash"
Coliseum    "House With A Curse"
Danzig "Deth Red Sabaoth"
Devo "Something For Everybody"
Dir En Grey "Uroboros: With The Proof (+DVD)"
Enemy Of The Sun "Caedium"
Fistula "Goat"
Foals "Total Life Forever"
Frog Eyes "Paul's Tomb: A Triumph"
Front Line Assembly "Improvised. Electronic. Device"
Gaslight Anthem "American Slang"
Hate Your Guts "Bastard's Disease"
Health    "Disco2 (Get Color::Remixed)"
Here We Go Magic    "Pigeons"
Indian Jewlery "Totaled"
Jonsi "Go"
Koes Plus "Dheg Dheg V.2"
Maclise, Angus "Cloud"
Mad EP "Basshed"
Masakari "Prophet Feeds"
Master Musicians Of Bukkake "Totem Two"
News "Hot Off The Press"
Nightbringer "Apocalypse Sun"
Nina Nastasia "Outlaster"
Oneohtrix Point Never "Returnal"
People Like Us & Wobbly "Music For The Fire"
Procedure Club "Doomed Forever"
Ratatat "LP4"
Reactionaries "1979"
Robyn "Body Talk Pt. 1"
Roots "How I Got Over"
Rosetta "A Determinism Of Morality"
Sabbath Assembly "Restored To One"
Scorn "Refuse: Start Fires"
Slowdive "Shining Breeze - The Slowdive Anthology"
Stars "Five Ghosts"
Tallest Man On Earth, The "Wild Hunt, The"
Various Artists "Horse Meet Disco II"
Wilhelm Scream "A Wilhelm Sccream"
Wovenhand "The Threshingfloor"
Yakuza "Of Seismic Consequence"
Yo La Tengo "Here To Fall Remixes"
Zs    "New Slaves"

Galaxie 500: Don't Let Our Youth Go...
Rolling Stones: Stones In Exile

Book & Magazine
Underdog: Matchless Out
Wire #317 July 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

T-Shirt Promotion / Give-Away!

TODAY (Wednesday, June 16, 2010)!  We just noticed how low we are on T-Shirts.  We have a very limited number left.  If you come in tomorrow and spend $25 (!) you can get any design of shirt in whatever size we might have left. (edited on 6-16-10 to say "TODAY!")

Friday, June 11, 2010

11th of June 2010 Update

11th of June 2010 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12"s
Africa HiTech "Hitecherous (+ D/L)"
Against Me! "White Crosses (+ D/L)"
Astatke, Mulatu And His Ethiopian Quintet "Afro-Latin Soul (Ltd. Ed. 180 Gram)"
Astatke, Mulatu And His Orchestra "Mulatu Of Ethiopia (Ltd. Ed. 180 Gram)"
Axelrod, David "Earth Rot (Re-Issue)"
Black Lodge "Black Lodge (Hand Painted Art; Hand Numbered /500)"
Born Ruffians "Say It (+ D/L)"
Bouncing Souls, The "Ghosts On The Boardwalk"
Circle Of Dead Children "Psalm Of The Grand Destroyer (Ltd. Ed. Color)"
Cult Of Luna "Somewhere Along The Highway"
Cute Lepers "Can't Stand Modern Music"
D.R.I. "Crossover (Milennium Edition)"
Fox, Robin "A Handful Of Automation"
Frost, Ben "By The Throat"
Future Now "Hazy Orange Sunday"
Gatorface "Wasted Monuments"
Heaven Shall Burn "Invictus"
Heavy Winged 'Fields Within Fields"
Koner, Thomas "Teimo"
Kristofferson, Kris "Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends: The Publishing Demos 1968-72 (180 Gram; Hand-Numbered/2000)"
MacLean, Juan "DJ-Kicks"
Madlib "Shades Of Blue (Madlib Invades Blue Note)"
Masshysteri "Masshysteri"
Monk, Thelonious "It's Monk's Time (180 Gram)"
Outlaw Order "Dragging Down The Enforcer"
Oval "Oh"
Pink Noise, The "Birdland"
Rose, Jack With D. Charles Speer & The Helix "Ragged And Right"
Sick Tired "Highlife"
Underdog "Matchless"
Wipers "Out Takes (Ltd. Ed. 13 Rare And Unreleased Cuts From 1979-1983)"

Make Do And Mend "We're All Just Living"

Brutal Truth / Spazz
Burning Love "Don't Ever..."
Diet Cokes "Nasal"
Diet Cokes "Oral"
Fake Problems / N. Gun
F. Day "Christian"
English, L. "Incongruous"
Jeck/Davidson "Spliced"
Late Night Wars "It's Okay..."
Leather / Ninja
Marv. Darlings "I Don't"
Narrows / Heiress
Poison Planet "Oblivious"
Pot Johns
Reignition "Epitome Of Free"
Rvivr "Derailer"
Senders / Wavelets

Fall, The "Your Future, Our Clutter"
Rose, Jack With D. Charles Speer & The Helix "Ragged And Right"
Various Artists "To Scratch Your Heart"
Watain "Lawless Darkness (DLX)"

Cassette Tape
Menche, Daniel "Raw Fall"

Joseph, John "Meat Is For Pussies"

Cross, David "Bigger And Blackerer"

Monday, June 7, 2010

Beatles "Paperback Writer / Rain" 7" Vinyl Single

Tomorrow, June 8th, is the U.S. release date for The Beatles "Paperback Writer / Rain" 7" Vinyl Single.

It was originally a UK Record Store Day item. There are a very limited number of these (1000, I believe). At best, any store that wanted these got only 2. We got 2! The least amount of fun this could lead to is that whomever could make it here first could buy them. That doesn't sound all that fun at all. It would be fun for those 2 people, sure, but less fun for so many more people. More fun? What could we do to make that happen? A raffle? Yes!

A raffle for these is going to take place! That way we can charge you and make a mint off these little round things, right? NO WAY, DUDE! This raffle is going to be FREE! No catch. You don't have to purchase anything at all. You don't have to buy a raffle ticket. You just have to enter and cross your fingers. (Actually, the one catch is that you actually do have to come into the store to fill out the form. I almost forgot to mention that - no online entries, sorry)

The raffle entry will go on for 2 weeks. At 7PM on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010, we will pick a winner at random. You don't have to be present for the picking - entries will have contact information on them so we can reach you. However, coming in at that time might make it more exciting for all.

Friday, June 4, 2010

4th of June 2010 Update

4th of June 2010 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

These updates never include all the USED CDs , DVDs and LPs we get in each week. Since posting about buying a little while ago we've had quite the influx of used media. There is a lot LOT of good stuff here to go through now. Punk, Classic Rock, Metal, Jazz, Soul, Hip-Hop... LOTS. Come on by and check it all out.

LPs & 12"s
Axelrod, David "Songs Of Experience (Re-Issue)"
Benink, Han / Brodie West / Terrie Ex "Lets Go"
Black Breath "Heavy Breathing (180 Gram)"
Blitzen Trapper "Destroyer Of The Void (+ D/L)"
Cave "Pure Moods"
Darkest Hour "The Eternal Return (Ltd. Ed. Color; + D/L)"
Dead C "Clyma Est Mort / Tentative Power"
Deer Tick "The Black Dirt Sessions (180 Gram)"
Ding-Dongs, The "The Ding-Dongs"
Dove "Dove (/250)"
Dreamend "Maybe We're Making God Sad And Lonely (###/250)"
Drexciya "Neptune's Lair"
Effi Briest 'Rhizomes"
From Ashes Rise "Silence"
From Ashes Rise "From Ashes Rise"
Grievous Angel "Move Down"
Guilty Simpson "OJ Simpson"
Home Blitz "Weird Wings"
Juan Maclean, The "Scion A/V Remix"
Kalbata & Mixmonster "Play Music Selecta (Ft. Jah Thomas)"
Kingdom Of Sorrow "Behind The Blackest Tears (+ D/L; Ltd. Ed. Color)"
LV & Quarta 330 / Dong "Hylo"
McGuire, Mark "Tidings / Amethyst Waves"
Nachtmystium "Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. II (Ltd. Ed. /1000)"
Nada Surf "If I Had A Hi-Fi (+ D/L)"
Naked Raygun "All Rise (Green; ###/865)"
Off With Their Heads "In Desolation (+ D/L)"
Prince Jammy "Strictly Dub"
Refused "Shape Of Punk To Come (2xLP; + D/L & 50 Minutes Of Live Music)"
Rene Hell "Porcelain Opera"
Skitliv "Skandinavisk Misantropi (+ D/L; Members Of Mayhem, Shining, Gorgoroth, Current 93 & Arcturus)"
Spits, The "The Spits (4th Album)"
Stone Temple Pilots "Stone Temple Pilots"
Swindle "Airmiles"
Trainwreck / Comadre "Trainwreck / Comadre"
Trap Them "Filth Rations"
Twin Stumps "Seedbed"
Urgehal "Ikonoklast"
Various Artists "Angol Prisoners' Blues (Robert Pete Williams, Matthew "Hogman" Maxey, Robert "Guitar" Welch)"
Various Artists "Cumbia Beat Vol. 1: Experimental Guitar Driven Tropical Sounds From Peru 1966-1976"
Washed Out "Life Of Leisure (Ltd. Ed. 2nd Pressing)"
Whitechapel "A New Era Of Corruption"
Zola Jesus "Stridulum"
Zygadlo, Rudi "Great Western Laymen"

Them Crooked Vultures "Mind Eraser, No Chaser (Record Store Day)"

Neon Blud "Whipps"
Pens "Love Rules"
Portal "Lurker At The Threshold (PIC)"
Westbound Train "Come And Get It"

Actress "Splazsh"
Against Me! "White Crosses"
Attack Attack "Attack Attack"
Blitzen Trapper "Destroyer Of The Void"
Born Ruffians "Say It"
Caretaker "Persistent Rep..."
Castavet "Mounds Of Ash"
Circle Of Dead Children "Psalm Of The Great Destroyer"
Cross, David "Bigger And Blackerer"
DeadFader "Corrupt My..."
Dead Weather "Sea Of Cowards"
Deer Tick "The Black Dirt Sessions"
Drudkh "Blood In Our Wells"
Emeralds "Does It Look..."
Funeral Pyre "Vultures At Dawn"
Funki Porcini "On"
Grouper "Cover The Windows..."
The Haunted "Road Kill (CD+DVD)"
Kingdom Of Sorrow "Behind The Blackest Tears"
Leng T'Che "Hypomaniac"
MadLib "Loop Digga"
Manson, Charles "Sings"
Masakari "Prophet Feeds"
Melvins "Bride Screamed Murder"
Nachtmystium "Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. II"
Nevermore "Obsidian Conspiracy (Dlx)"
Off With Their Heads "In Desolation"
Overmars "Born Again"
Portal "Outre"
Portal "Swarth"
Rene Hell "Porcelain Opera"
Sleigh Bells "Treats"
Tobacco "Maniac Meat"
Tokyo Police Club "Champ"
Various Artists "Ethnic Minority NW Xinjiang"
Various Artists "Palenque Palenque"
Various Artists "I'm Going...: 18 Unsung Bluesmen 1923-29"
Various Artists "Backstreet Britain..."
Various Artists "Studio One Ska"
Wormrot "Abuse"
Year Of No Light "Ausserwelt"
Zygadlo, Rudi "Great Western Laymen"

The Haunted: Road Kill (CD+DVD)
Suburbia (Roger Corman)

Books, Magazines
"Choosing Death (Spanish Edition)"
"Hellbent For Cooking: The Heavy Metal Cookbook"
John Joseph "Meat Is For Pussies"
Maximum Rock'N'Roll #325 June 2010
Wax Poetics #41

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