About

Throatruiner Records is a one-man operation founded in 2009 and currently based in Laval, western France. Also behind Deathwish Inc Europe, which is the official source for direct mail-order of all Throatruiner releases. Physical releases are distributed in North America by Deathwish Inc. Digital catalog is available via Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer or for free download. Write here for all inquiries.

Discography


Plebeian Grandstand «Lowgazers»March 31th 2014 • LP, Digital • THRT042  

Four years after «How Hate Is Hard To Define» and a pair of splits, here's the long-awaited second full-length from Toulouse, France's PLEBEIAN GRANDSTAND. «Lowgazers» marks another impressive step in the band's quest of total aural devastation : armed with new drummer Ivo (Stuntman, PAL…), the four-piece picks the most dissonant and experimental aspects of black metal, hardcore and sludge to create an unreal vortex of desolation.

From the first notes of "Thrvst", the band reaches new heights of intensity, switching from inhuman blast beats to slow-motion torture, while unorthodox guitar work and painfully shrieked vocals tear the listener from all quarters. Recorded and mixed by Amaury Sauvé (Birds In Row, Calvaiire, Death Engine…) then mastered at New Alliance East (Converge, Gaza, Xasthur), «Lowgazers»'s sounds commensurate to the band's vision, being a ruthless demonstration of power as well as an untouchable pinnacle in extreme music hybridization.

CREDITS

— Recorded and mixed by Amaury Sauvé at La Senelle, Laval
— Mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East, Boston

PRESSING INFORMATION

500 x 180 gram black vinyl (1st press)
500 x black vinyl (2nd press)

TRACKLIST

01. Thrvst
02. Endless Craving
03. Flail In The Bliss
04. Lowlifer
05. Relief Of Troth
06. Svn In Your Head
07. Aimless Roaming
08. Mvrk Diving

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Direwolves «Aegri Somnia»March 31th 2014 • LP, CD, Digital • THRT041  

Formed in 2011 in Lorient, western France, DIREWOLVES rapidly stood out from the pack by combining both the melodic and the heavy aspects of punk hardcore. Their first full-length «Aegri Somnia» not only follows the path of their EP «Me From Myself, To Banish» (2012) but also enhances the spectrum of their sound, browsing through a large range of sub-genres while avoiding their respective clichés. Songs such as "Holy Treason" or "Face The Facts" show the band at their most vehement, colliding unstoppable drumming with heavily metallic-influenced riffs while the end of the record explores more emotionally-charged post-metallic soundscapes. With their constant will to remain straightforward but diversified DIREWOLVES deliver eleven highly epic and passionate anthems, condensing everything you could expect from a great hardcore LP in 2014.

CREDITS

— Drums recorded by Amaury Sauvé at La Senelle, Laval
— Guitars, bass and vocals recorded by Direwolves in Lorient
— Mixed by Guillaume Doussaud at Swan Sound Studio, Caen
— Mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East, Boston
— Additional vocals on "Keep It Clear" and "Endless Tragedies" by Quentin Sauvé
— Additional drums and percussion by Amaury Sauvé
— Design by Fortifem

PRESSING INFORMATION

500 x transparent blue vinyl

TRACKLIST

01. Introspection
02. Insights
03. The Blindness That Keeps You Warm
04. Holy Treason
05. Echoed In Vain
06. Sighs And Whisper
07. The Liar's Choice
08. Face The Facts
09. Light It Up
10. Keep It Clear
11. Endless Tragedies

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Daggers «It's Not Jazz, It's Blues»March 31th 2014 • LP, Digital • THRT040  

During their five years of existence, Belgium's DAGGERS have worked hard on creating unique and singular records to forge a very personal sound. Their new full-length "It's Not Jazz, It's Blues" is an entire different animal than on their crust-infused hardcore previous releases, delivering twelve epic tracks that will drag you down to the bottom of the earth and shred the living out of you with the haste and anger of a thousand rusty swords. Captured in an organic live recording setting, "It's Not Jazz, It's Blues" takes a hypnotic, noisy approach to the band's claustrophobic blend of punk and metal, more ruthless and vicious than ever.

CREDITS

— Live recorded and mixed by Ben Philips at Lightship 95, London
— Mastered by Magnus Lindberg (Cult Of Luna) at The Vilhelm Room, Stockholm

PRESSING INFORMATION

500 x transparent blue vinyl

TRACKLIST

01. Apex
02. Woolgatherer
03. Blues
04. Asunder
05. Beacon
06. Wanderlust
07. Labyrinth
08. Evermore
09. Dormant
10. Sovereign
11. Cultist
12. Citadel

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Calvaiire «Forceps»December 31th 2013 • LP, CD, Tape, Digital • THRT039  

CALVAIIRE is the union of four individuals with no higher ambition than to push their own boundaries into a raw, cathartic sound. Recorded in five days in their hometown of Laval (France) with Amaury Sauvé (producer/sound engineer for Birds in Row & As We Draw, acts with which the band shares members), their debut full-length "Forceps" displays their personal vision of how aggressive music should sound - bleak, visceral metallic hardcore played with the hunger of starving dogs, while lyrically addressing seclusion, anxiety and forging ahead despite prevailing vacuity. These ten tracks were tracked in a live setting, resulting in a massive, unpolished, and raw recording that accurately mimics the tense and the unpredictable character of "Forceps". From the mood swings of "Flétrissure" to the heartless assault of the closing track "Meurtrières", the band demonstrates their will to explore the most abrasive subgenres without losing focus on songwriting, creating an ambitious but coherent piece of work where nothing is left to chance.

CREDITS

— Recorded and mixed by A.Sauvé at La Senelle, Laval
— Mastered by N.Zampiello & R.Gonella at New Alliance East Mastering, Boston

PRESSING INFORMATION

517 x black in clear vinyl

TRACKLIST

01. Foi Borgne
02. Flétrissure
03. Equarrissage
04. Atra Bilis
05. Aux Porcs
06. Simulacre
07. Suture
08. Via Dolorosa
09. Curatelle
10. Meurtrières

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Elizabeth «Insomnia»December 15th 2013 • 7", Digital • THRT038  

Switzerland's very own ELIZABETH return with new EP "Insomnia"; four new tracks of hardcore/crust/whatever showing their ability to write neckbreaking hymns and intended to be played at full volume. An intense barrage of manic drumming, chainsaw-tone guitars, and these trademark raspy screams that come from nowhere : on this EP the band goes one step further into heaviness without sacrificing dynamics. After the recent release of an LP documenting all their previous body of work, "Insomnia" is a brutal foretaste of all things to come for ELIZABETH.

CREDITS

— Engineered and mixed by Raphaël Bovey
— Additionnal engineering by Kurt Ballou at Godcity
— Mastered by Magnus Lindberg at The Vilhelm Room
— Illustrations credit : Josh Berglund and Dan Addison

PRESSING INFORMATION

500 x white with black splatter vinyl

TRACKLIST

01. Ravens
02. Danger
03. Created Enemies
04. Cemetery Feeling

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Death Mercedes «Sans Éclat»December 15th 2013 • LP, Digital • THRT037  

With members hailing from various backgrounds (Amanda Woodward, Cowards, L'Homme Puma, Ravi), the 2011-formed parisian outfit DEATH MERCEDES plays a brand of passionate hardcore/punk that is difficult to nail down to a specific genre. The band's debut full-length "Sans Éclat" features ten tracks swinging between crust, screamo and half a dozen other sub-genres to create a very personal sound - strongly melodic while remaining loud and unpolished, and with gruffy vocals delivering (in french) disillusioned and introspective lyrics. Recorded on june 2013 by producer Francis Caste (Kickback, Comity, Hangman's Chair…) at Sainte-Marthe Studio, "Sans Éclat" is a captivating debut album with a richness and a soul that tend to be hard to find these days.

CREDITS

— Recorded by Francis Caste at Sainte-Marthe Studio, Paris
— Mastered by Jay Maas

PRESSING INFORMATION

500 x transparent red vinyl

TRACKLIST

01. Borgne Et Aussi Aveugle
02. Leurs Choix Désarment
03. Chiens Infidèles
04. L'inconnue De La Seine
05. Encore Et Encore
06. Éternel Gagnant Du Sans Éclat
07. Du Soleil Vert On En A Tous Bouffé
08. Ta Fin Du Monde
09. Trop Tard
10. Cafard De Bar

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The Rodeo Idiot Engine «Consequences»September 15th 2013 • LP, Digital • THRT036  

After having spent a good part of the last two years delivering spasmodic live shows all across Europe, Basque-based THE RODEO IDIOT ENGINE have entered the studio with producer/sound engineer Amaury Sauvé (Birds In Row, Death Engine, As We Draw…) to record "Consequences", their deafening second full-length. Recorded live to keep the chaos and intensity of the band's physical live performances, these eleven tracks spread a wider, more personal sound, expanding their brutally crushing and discordant brand of hardcore to new horizons. Constantly switching between two-minute ear-blasting assaults that will make your adrenaline rush and slower, heavier tracks where the band explores a more oppressive atmosphere, "Consequences" shows a band that has matured and expanded it's musical vision, while sounding tighter and wilder than ever.

CREDITS

PRESSING INFORMATION

500 x white with black splatter vinyl

TRACKLIST

01. Consequences
02. Life Sentence
03. Gravel
04. Mass Grave
05. Masks
06. Spitting
07. The Stake
08. Zigeuner
09. Frozen Hearts
10. Candor
11. Behind The Scars

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Elizabeth «Where Vultures Land - Deluxe Edition»June 20th 2013 • LP, Digital • THRT035  

Formed in 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland, ELIZABETH has quickly built a reputation with their retentless brand of hardcore/crust and energetic live shows that brought them from La Havane to St Petersburg. This LP combines all their existing material on the same record : a repress of the 2012 "Where Vultures Land" 12"EP and for the first time on vinyl their 2010 demo - five tracks that show a band that has been impressing since day one. All packaged in a deluxe jacket and with a brand new cover art.

CREDITS

— Tracks 1-8 appear on "Where Vultures Land" (2012)
— Tracks 9-13 appear on "Demo" (2010)

PRESSING INFORMATION

500 x white vinyl

TRACKLIST

01. Darkness
02. The Call
03. Sharp Teeth & Knives
04. Sailor’s Grave
05. Candles
06. Black Eyed
07. Heartbeats
08. Rising Kingdom
09. Private Eye
10. Buried
11. Dead Ends
12. Half Measure
13. Pouring Sand

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Cowards «Hoarder»September 15th 2013 • 12"EP, Digital • THRT034  

Parisian filthy metallic hardcore act COWARDS returns with "Hoarder", the follow-up to 2012’s "Shooting Blanks And Pills". This new EP was recorded by producer Francis Caste (Kickback, Eibon, Arkhon Infaustus) at Sainte-Marthe Studio and illustrated by respected tattoo artist/illustrator Jean-Luc Navette. Five new tracks of throat-ripping hardcore/sludge, including a massive cover of 16 Horsepower's «Blessed Persistence».

CREDITS

— Recorded, mixed and mastered by Francis Caste
— Artwork by Jean Luc Navette

PRESSING INFORMATION

500 x bone white vinyl

TRACKLIST

01. The Old City
02. Smell Of An Addict
03. Fork Out
04. Where Lies The Anchor
05. Blessed Persistence (16 Horsepower)

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Death Engine «Amen»June 20th 2013 • 10", CD, Digital • THRT033  

Lorient, France’s DEATH ENGINE deliver violent and obscure noise in the vein of Playing Enemy, Swans or Amenra. Recorded in a live setting and mixed by producer/engineer Amaury Sauvé at La Senelle then mastered by Sylvain Biguet, their debut EP “Amen” features four tracks of thunderous riffs, cutthroat vocals and hypnotic drumming, like cathedrals collapsing in slow-motion.

CREDITS

— Recorded and mixed by Amaury Sauvé at La Senelle, Laval
— Mastered by Sylvain Biguet
— Artwork by Hugues Pzzl

PRESSING INFORMATION

500 x black vinyl

TRACKLIST

01. No Hope
02. Dallas
03. Gun
04. Amen

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No Omega «Shame»April 10th 2013 • LP, CD, Digital • THRT031  

NO OMEGA fuse furious hardcore with dark and melodic post-metal. Second album ”Shame” came out on Throatruiner Records in Spring 2013 and it sold out in a matter of months. The rest of the year included touring Europe four times, taking on the United States, Mexico, Russia and Ukraine as well as playing their 200th show at Ieper Fest in Belgium in August. After another Euro tour in May 2014 supporting Touché Amoré (Deathwish, US) they are now working hard writing songs for their fourth studio effort.

CREDITS

— Recorded and engineered by Erik Lindbergh at Ljudkross
— Artwork by Christian Brix

PRESSING INFORMATION

500 x 180 gram black vinyl (1st press)
500 x black vinyl (2nd press)

TRACKLIST

01. Earth Stands Still
02. Vacants
03. Sleeping In
04. Below
05. Woodlands Pt.1
06. Utopianist
07. Dirt Hands
08. Enigma
09. V (Control)
10. A Man Reprieved
11. Woodlands Pt.2

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Eibon «II»May 1st 2013 • LP, Digital • THRT032  

After two splits, one MCD and one full-length, "II" marks EIBON's bleakest and most ambitious material to date. Recorded in a live setting by Sylvain Biguet (Comity, Revok, As We Draw…) then mixed and mastered by Francis Caste (Arkhon Infaustus, Kickback, Cowards…), "The Void Settlers" and "Elements Of Doom" are two massive twenty-minutes tracks where EIBON refine their very own vision of slow and painful music, infusing their raw sludge/doom with black metal and more atmospheric parts. A must-have for fans of Ramesses, Unearthly Trance or older Neurosis.

CREDITS

PRESSING INFORMATION

500 x 180 gram black vinyl

TRACKLIST

01. The Void Settlers
02. Elements Of Doom

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