From Ask the Slave you will get their brand new progressive metal with WTF!?-factor album God Things Bad People. Also available now are the re-releases of their two first albums Kiss Your Chora (Remixed & Remastered) and The Order of Things (Remastered). Both containing bonus tracks.
All albums are available as Digipak CDs, Digital Downloads, and streaming on all major streaming services.
It is with a heavy heart (no pun intended), we have to announce yet again postponements for some of our projects.
All postponements are once again due to production problems at the production facilities related to the Covid19-pandemic.
We are as sick and tired of this virus and the problem it causes as any of you. But the health of the production staff is and will always be the main focus.
That said, we have also taken necessary measures to avoid this ever happening again for upcoming future projects.
The postponements apply to these two projects:
Unfortunately, the LPs have been delayed. We hoped to have them ready for the release date, but due to both a problem with the test press that set us back a few weeks and the extended production time due to the Covid19-pandemic, it was unfortunately impossible.
At the moment, we don't have an exact date for delivery, but we will update you as soon as we know.
We will compensate the ones affected by this with a code for a digital download of the album. The code will be sent to you on the day of the release.
The CD orders will start shipping by the end of this week.
We are sorry to announce that the whole release will be postponed. This is due to extended production times for both the CD Earbook and the two editions of the Gatefold Double LP.
In co-operation with We Låve Rock Music and Clive Nolan, we have decided on a new release date set for September 1st.
The reason for such a lengthy postponement is mainly to avoid a release date during the summer break and maybe yet another unforeseen delay.
The good news is that we will also produce a Digipak CD version of the album due to many requests by you. This will be added to preorder very soon.
We are genuinely sorry for all the inconvenience this causes.
Thank you for your understanding, patience, and support of all our artists. We appreciate it.
All the best,
All albums by Ask the Slave in a nice box-set with a special booklet.
|1.||Kiss Your Chora (Remixed & Remastered - Bonus Tracks)|
|2.||The Order of Things (Remastered - Bonus Tracks)|
|3.||Good Things Bad People|
In a DIY effort, Ask the Slave's debut, Kiss Your Chora, was recorded by the members themselves in their very own Studio Chora and released independently on CDR in a limited amount of 100 copies. Now, some 14 years later, through Norwegian cult label Crime Records, this long-out-of-print oddity will be made available again and this time on international ground. The album has been remixed and remastered, containing two bonus tracks.
|4.||They Were The Brain Police||0:50|
|5.||Little Red Rooster||3:06|
|7.||Some Text Missing||6:53|
|10.||Greta Garbo [Acoustic Live Radio Performance]||3:25|
|Elvar Atli Ævarsson||Guitar & Vocals|
|Gunnar Freyr Hilmarsson||Bass|
|Ragnar Ólafsson||Lead Vocals & Yogurt|
|Valur Árni Guðmundsson||Drums & Programming|
Originally released in 2010 and only ever distributed in their native Iceland, Ask the Slave's sophomore offering, The Order of Things, will finally be available again and now overseas for the first time courtesy of Crime Records from Norway. The album has been remastered for this occasion and contains three bonus tracks, including one studio outtake.
Upon its original release, The Order of Things caused quite a stir in the Icelandic rock and metal scene. Confusing for some but rewarding for those accepting challenges, the album received heaps of praise from reviewers both locally and internationally. In attempting to pin down the album's sound, reviewers mentioned acts as diverse as Tool, Faith No More, Opeth, Pain of Salvation, Sonic Youth, and Frank Zappa, all the while applauding Ask the Slave for developing their own unique way of approaching heavy rock music.
|1.||The Order of Things||3:13|
|2.||Something Got in the Water||5:46|
|3.||I Fucked Up||2:43|
|5.||For the Sake of Conversation||5:56|
|6.||A Place in the Forest||1:45|
|10.||Sleep Some More||4:54|
|12.||The King of Prunes [Outtake]||3:15|
|13.||Zero [Acoustic Live Radio Performance]||1:59|
|14.||The Order of Things [Demo]||3:22|
|Elvar Atli Ævarsson||Guitar & Vocals|
|Hinrik Þór Oliversson||Drums & Percussion|
|Ragnar Ólafsson||Lead Vocals|
Dubbed by their local media as "brain-stimulating musical perverts", the original problem child of Icelandic rock, Ask the Slave, has been raising eyebrows since 2004, making music true to their credo of "wtf?!" Now, teamed up with esteemed Norwegian independent label Crime Records, and in collaboration with We Låve Rock Music, the band is ready to launch their third full-length album. The album in question, Good Things Bad People, is their first release in 11 years and their first to be distributed internationally.
Those already familiar with the group's back catalog will know better than expect a conventional rock record. In true Ask the Slave fashion, the album comprises a wide range of sounds and moods. Although presented in a coherent flow, the album manages to be at the same time heavy and dark, soft and beautiful, serious and angry, and silly. Brace yourselves for heavy riffs, grand choruses, clever guitar-interplay, haunting melodies, catchy pop hooks, twists-and-turns, odd time signatures, far-out character-play, and a healthy dose of internal band humor.
This album is released in co-operation with We Låve Rock Music.
|4.||Good Things Bad People||2:56|
|7.||The Beginning of the Blues||4:21|
|9.||Tag, You're It!||6:18|
|Elvar Atli Ævarsson||Guitars & Vocals|
|Hálfdán Árnason||Bass & Synthesizer|
|Ragnar Ólafsson||Piano & Lead Vocals|
|Skúli Gíslason||Drums & Percussion|
|Valur Árni Guðmundsson||Guitars & Vocals|
An animist perceives all things - animals, plants, rocks, rivers, oceans, and mountains - as animated, and it all comes to life in Octohawk’s debut album.
With Animist, the Norwegian 5-piece denotes not a single creed or doctrine but a diverse otherworldly landscape of progressive, melodic, and abrasive music. Filled with thundering beats, heavy riffs, ripping vocals, and entrancing soundscapes, Animist represents the shapeless nature of real chaos.
The album, comprised of 10 crushing tracks, is an eventful experience. Rich in content and surprises, this album will delight all fans of sludgy, proggy, and groovy heavy metal.
Detached from all boundaries, Animist soars through many metal genres - seamlessly from powerful to ethereal and back with dual momentum.
With their debut album Animist, Octohawk lays down a solid foundation for their musical universe.
|1.||Weather the Storm||7:30|
|2.||Eyes Glowing Red||5:13|
|6.||By the Root||5:32|
|David Jøndahl Hjellum||Drums|
|Stian Svorkmo||Vocal and Guitar|
|Steffen Overaa||Synth and Vocal|
CMM and Norwegian Cult Label CRIME RECORDS: