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updated: September 20th, 2019

- OUT NOW -
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KOENJIHYAKKEI
"Angherr Shisspa: Revisited"
Vinyl LP / Glass Mastered CD / Ultimate Edition


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Out October 18th, 2019:
CHILD ABUSE

"Imaginary Enemy"
Vinyl LP / MOD CD /
Ultimate Edition + Magnet Insert
( TOURING EUROPE NOW )


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KOENJIHYAKKEI
PDF One-Sheet
cat #: GR136 LP/CD

Hello Everyone -

This is Mark filling on for the perpetually absent Jazzy Joe Romita.

Today marks the release of KOENJIHYAKKEI "Angherr Shisspa: Revisited", a very special resissue of KOENJIHYAKKEI's fourth album that SKiN GRAFT originally released back in 2005. This time it's being made available on LP / CD / Digital - and in an Ultimate Edition that brings together a Poster-Lyric sheet, a Colored Vinyl LP and the CD with Three Bonus Live tracks.

One of those bonus tracks - "Fettim Paillu (Live 2005)" - takes center stage in a rare live performance video that just premeired over at the Everything Is Noise website. The recording shows the line-up that recorded "Angherr Shisspa" at the peak of their powers.

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At the time - Tatsuya Yoshida, Sakamoto Kengo and Keiko Komori were joined by vocalist Kyoko Yamamoto and keyboardist Miyako Kanazaw. For contrast, EIN is also hosting live videos of "Angherr Shisspa" and "Rattims Friezz" performed by the current line-up (sans Kei who joined the band on guitar just prior to the recording of last year's "Dhorimviskha" album). Those videos are just a few of the many songs found on the "Live At Koenji High" DVD, which is available HERE.

- And to push our celebration just a few steps further, a gallery of rare photos of the 2005 line-up has been gathered together and can be found below.

Early coverage of "Angherr Shisspa: Revisted" has started coming in. Here are some samples...

dot "A dizzying labyrinth of a record that leads you on a twisting, turning journey without ever running into a dead end." - JOYZINE

dot "Tatsuya Yoshida and Zeuhl masters, Koenjihyakkei, will soon present an updated version of their classic “Angherr Shisspa” album and “Rattims Friezz (Live 2005)” emphatically proves the ability of the band to play their exacting music in a live setting. - PROGZILLA

dot "Performed with superhuman technique in confoundingly catchy, complex arrangements... Japan’s Post-Math Core, Avant Progressive band Koenjhyakkei will reissue their landmark fourth album “Angherr Shisspa” on vinyl, in a new compact disc edition with three bonus CD only tracks, and as a mailorder-only Ultimate Edition." - UNITE ASIA

dot "The band showcase their unusual approach to arrangement, song structure, rhythm, and melody to provide an intense and immersive extravanganza of a track, one that will lift the listener into otherworldly spheres." - EVERYTHING IS NOISE

dot "One of Zeuhl’s greatest artists!" - THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW


KOENJIHYAKKEI "Angherr Shisspa: Revisited" is now shipping and can be ordered at both the SKiN GRAFT Paypal Shop and the SKiN GRAFT Bandcamp Store.  You'll find much more info on this release in our July 5th, 2019 update HERE.


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AVAILABLE
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Out Now:
PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD
"The Next World"
Five-Song MOD
Compact Disc EP / Digital
GR135



MORE NEW NEWS:


updated: August 30th, 2019

- NOW UP FOR PRE-ORDERS -
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CHILD ABUSE
"Imaginary Enemy"
Vinyl LP / MOD CD / Ultimate Edition / Digital

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CHILD ABUSE
PDF One-Sheet
cat #: GR137CD/LP/Digital

ABOUT CHILD ABUSE:
"...keeping the "fuck you" spirit of punk rock alive, actualizing their very own genre defying, almost avant-garde psychosis .." - EXCLAIM!

"The math-y riffs and beats could sound clinical (the band cites composers Karlheinz Stockhausen and Charles Ives as influences ), but the sweat and grime it takes to execute them is wisely left intact. Let your pupils dilate and your brain liquefy… " - PITCHFORK

"New York's Child Abuse is a gloriously confrontational band, mixing the incoherent glugs of death metal, the dissonant meander of 12-tone composition, the atonal squonk of free-jazz, blasts of ucky noise, and a wet gob of old fashioned punk rock.” - VILLAGE VOICE

“The fits and starts and electronic buzzsaw effects are not unlike their labelmates HEALTH, and it lends the paradoxical appeal of being both grotesquely hardcore and liable for a Crystal Castles remix.” - POPMATTERS

“The Brooklyn noise mongers blew me away opening for The Flying Luttenbachers and their full-length delivers the same relentlessly technical, bruising wallop of their live show. Imagine a combination of Foetus, Whitehouse and The Locust, and you will have a pretty vivid sense of the aural beating you're in for.” - BIG TAKEOVER


ABOUT THE NAME:
"Oran Canfield (musician, author and son of Jack Canfield of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series - which has more than 500 million copies in print in over 40 languages) writes that his birth in 1974 was presided over by 10 Buddhist monks who chanted throughout the 72-hour delivery. His parents, Timothy Leary-types who ran a holistic health centre in Massachusetts, dined on the placenta. As Canfield describes in his memoir of growing up in a dysfunctional family, he was cared for by "a community of weird therapists, early self-help freaks and drug-experimenting hippies" for the first year of his life... - THE GUARDIAN

"Child Abuse? Well, what monster is in favor of that? Some victims of it will recoil at the phrase; others can deal with it just fine. The band Child Abuse has been around for a decade and plays a noisy, jazzy brand of metal. They’re not a bunch of juvenile fools, but rather a serious group who feature Tim Dahl, a member also of Lydia Lunch Retrovirus. The thing is, provocative, puerile names have for decades inhabited punk and other styles of rock, as well as hiphop. And those of dainty sensibilities should probably never venture into extreme metal, where monikers like Anal Cunt, Goatwhore, and Napalm Death reign. These names usually serve as blatant code for a certain type of person who fancies him/herself a nonconformist, a connoisseur of shock...” - THE STRANGER

"When we started, Oran was playing a real small drum set and I was playing this crappy Casio keyboard, which I’m still playing, and it seemed really descriptive. It was like this real brutal children’s music. I don’t think we realized the weight behind the name in terms of the varying responses we have gotten,” he says. “But there’s no escaping it now. It would be a cop-out if we changed the name.” - THE WASHINGTON POST


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In their 15 years of existence, CHILD ABUSE have become much more than a jarring name. The NY trio has fused elements of Noise, Death Metal, Free Jazz, Modern Classical and Grind (among other things) into something entirely their own, all the while becoming one of the most innovative, and polarizing bands in New York. ”Imaginary Enemy”, the band's 4th full-length album, expands on their forays into previously uncharted musical territory, while remaining true to their unmistakable sound.


HIGHLIGHTS / SELLING POINTS:

dot CHILD ABUSE is bassist / vocalist Tim Dahl (renowned for his work with the likes of Lydia Lunch, The Flying Luttenbachers, Eugene Chadbourne and Tatsuya Yoshida), multi-instrumentalist Eric Lau, drummer / author Oran Canfield (whose Memoire: “Long Past Stopping ” was released by Harper Collins) - plus guest vocalist Eric Paul (of Psychic Graveyard / Arab On Radar).
dot Cover art by Albert Oehlen / “The foremost painter of the era." - The NEW YORKER
dot Ultimate Edition includes a 4 x 4 inch square High Gloss Vinyl Magnet insert bundled with the MOD Compact Disc and Vinyl LP.
dot CHILD ABUSE have recently performed in both North and South America and will begin their support of “Imaginary Enemy” with a European tour.


CHILD ABUSE "Imaginary Enemy" will be released on October 18th, 2019 and is now available to pre-order at the SKiN GRAFT Paypal Shop and the SKiN GRAFT Bandcamp Store

Note / Hint: Physical (LP and CD) orders placed at the shops above may ship out a bit earlier than the official release date.
Orders placed at Bandcamp include a digital download.


For more details, check out the PDF one-sheet above.



MORE NEW NEWS:

updated: August 16th, 2019

NOW AVAILABLE AT BANDCAMP:

PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD: EAST COAST
TOUR DATES:

8/22 Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
8/23 Youngstown, OH @ Western Bowl
8/24 Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall
8/25 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Lounge
8/26 Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus Lounge
w/ The Flying Luttenbachers
10/18 Providence, RI @ AS220
10/19 Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw w/ Oh Sees
10/20 Boston, MA @ Great Scott


"The NEXT WORLD" AVAILABLE to ORDER at the
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MORE DETAILS BELOW!


updated: July 19th, 2019

- UP FOR PRE-ORDERS -


PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD

"The Next World"
Five-Song MOD COMPACT DISC EP
( out August 16th, 2019 )


- WORLD PREMIERE -

PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD "The Next World" Video
streaming debut at ALTERNATIVE PRESS Magazine


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PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD
PDF One-Sheet
cat #: GR135CD

"Aren’t you weary of dudes with bad haircuts and sleeves rendered by tremens-laden tat artists whose best years were up during the first Monsters Of Rock tour? Psychic Graveyard's “The Next World” is weird enough to corrupt all the songs in your phone and slinky enough to watch your honey dance to it as the cough syrup they slipped you starts to take effect." - Jason Pettigrew / Editor in Chief, ALTERNATIVE PRESS

"..formerly of noise-rock greats Arab On Radar, he and the rest of the group have not mellowed."
- BROOKLYN VEGAN

"If you want to hear the future now, here it is." - GET INTO THIS

"The pulse lies in the minimal, but forceful thump of the drums and the thick veneer of synth tones… it’s industrial, menacing, and claustrophobic..." - BOSTON HASSLE

“A brutal, improbable electro-experimental sound performed with disconcerting mastery, sometimes inching towards synth punk, but really beyond influence."
- METAL ORGIE

"BREAKING: “The recently formed four-piece will tour the UK and Europe in support of “Loud As Laughter”.
- THE QUIETUS


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“The Next World”; the new Five Song follow up EP to Psychic Graveyard’s debut album “Loud As Laughter”; finds the band taking new risks and marks a startling leap forward. Founded by noise rock pioneers Eric Paul (Arab On Radar, The Chinese Stars, Doomsday Student), Paul Vieira (The Chinese Stars, Doomsday Student) and Nathan Joyner (Some Girls, All Leather, Hot Nerds), Psychic Graveyard have slipped past the boundaries of genre, interpenetrated the digital and physical realms and pieced together the soundtrack to the new aesthetic.

According to the band, the process of writing “Loud As Laughter” involved constant exploration - at points the album focused heavily on guitars and live drums, at others - the songs were constructed primarily with synths, found sounds and synthetic beats; but with the “The Next World” EP all of these disparate elements have coalesced into a cohesive, unmistakable sound.

After a series of remix singles, the band elected to bring in an outside party to enhance the EP’s original tracks. “The Next World” was mixed by Seth Manchester of Machines With Magnets, a studio known for working extensively with The Body, Lightning Bolt, Battles, Fang Island, Daughters and Deer Tick to name a few. A music video of the title track, animated by Eric Livingston (director of Dead Cross: Seizure and Desist), is out now.

PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD "The Next World" will be released on August 16th, 2019 and is now available to pre-order at the SKiN GRAFT Paypal Shop and the SKiN GRAFT Bandcamp Store

Physical and digital orders placed at Bandcamp will include an immediate download of the title track.

For more details, check out the PDF one-sheetabove
- and if you are in the vicinity, catch them on tour - dates below!

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WEST COAST TOUR DATES:
7/25 Seattle, WA @ Funhouse
7/26 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
7/27 Portland, OR @ Twilight 
7/29 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
7/30 Los Angeles, CA @ Resident 
7/31 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
8/1 Tijuana, MX @ Lycanthro Pub

EAST COAST TOUR DATES:
8/22 Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
8/23 Youngstown, OH @ Westside Bowl
8/24 Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall
8/25 @ Baltimore, MD @ Metro Lounge
8/26 Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus Lounge
w/ The Flying Luttenbachers
10/20 Boston, MA @ Great Scott

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