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Screaming Giant on Bandcamp/Twitter/Facebook

Anyone remember Screaming Giant Records? Well I actually worked at this label briefly when I was 18 years old. I kinda gave Kendall (Nadeau) the idea to launch a label after I showed him a bunch of Demos back in the day. The label launched as Slingshot Records then changed it’s name to Screaming Giant Records after we found out there was another label with the “Slingshot” name. I still remember passing demos of Incomplete, Dingees, Project 86, Bloodshed/Slingshot David, 180 (later Flight 180), Pax, Tasty Snax, and….OFFICER NEGATIVE. The label actually released the first two albums by the bands Second Half and Officer Negative but only one entered distribution and that was Officer Negative. The original pressing of this album had the rare song “Meathead” on it (later removed). I left the label right around the time of Tasty Snax release because I wanted to get married and focus my attention on our new family. I didn’t actually get back into “Music” until 2 years later when I launched Indie Vision Music.

So anyway that leaves us where we are at right now. I connected with Kendall recently (Backyard remodel) and asked him about putting all the old Screaming Giant releases in digital format on Bandcamp. He agreed and so I launched Screaming Giant on Bandcamp/Twitter/Facebook. The albums will slowly be added over time and all the song files uploaded soon. They will be available for purchase from this bandcamp link and available for a low price. The compilations will hopefully be for FREE Download if it all works out. There might even be a few rare/unreleased tunes as well if we can find them. So make sure to visit Screaming Giant here: [Bandcamp] [Twitter] [Facebook].

 

New Sounds: Islander

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This band I’ve been spinning lately I just found out, has a spiritual side (read interview). While that is not a prerequisite for listening, it certainly makes for deeper subject matter and a slight touch of more substance to songs that may otherwise be considered aggressive, angry tunes. This is of course for those that listen at face value and don’t dig deeper into the music. Some of those from an older generation may hear aggressive music and immediately peg them as some angry youngsters, hell bent on terrorizing planet Earth with a diabolical plan for world domination. lol. I think you know what I am getting at. The spiritual subject matter here and deeply personal songs, are meant to engage the listener. The band’s ferocious and passionate music can and will please fans of P.O.D, Deftones, Spoken, Ignite, Downset, and A Day to Remember (slightly). So check out their video for “Count Dracula” and pick up the band’s latest album “Violence & Destruction” on all Digital networks or on CD.

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