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


Vuyvr «Eiskalt»February 28th 2013 • LP, Digital • THRT029  

Trying to determine why VUYVR's debut album "Eiskalt" is a stimulating and refreshing take on black metal is not an easy task. Hailing from Switzerland, their sound initially appears to be rather traditional, obviously influenced by a number of Norwegian and Swedish meisters of the genre. Beneath an impeccable flow and as the record will start to grow on you, you’ll notice subtle, personal touches which contribute to a large extent to the record’s peculiar charm. There’s majestic breakdowns who are wonderful but not strictly metallic (“Betrayers Of The North”), stellar dual guitars equally breathing of heavy metal and post rock (“Dead Trees Will Wander At Night”). The vocals are crisp but not exaggerated, conveying immediacy. The primitive pounding of the drums resonates the naive fury of extreme metal’s early days… Devil is in the details indeed and apparently Vuyvr have inherited the unorthodox class that characterizes their country’s metal tradition (Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Samael, Coroner…). Having excelled in the ranks of seminal underground acts such as Knut, Impure Wilhelmina, Rorcal, Elizabeth, they are not preoccupied by what the purists will think of them. They are devoted to sonic darkness and it’s all that matters. Less than a year after their initial racket, the band rushed into their practice space and recorded 9 tracks within a day that would eventually become “Eiskalt”.
Your winter just got grimmer.

CREDITS

— Artwork by Richey Beckett

PRESSING INFORMATION

500 x 180 gram black vinyl

TRACKLIST

01. HOCH
02. BETRAYERS OF THE NORTH
03. WAR OF 100 000 CENTURIES
04. DISFIGURED BY HATRED
05. IDOLATRY
06. SLAVES
07. DEAD TREES ARE WANDERING AT NIGHT
08. WEAPONS MADE FOR GRACE
09. THE WYVERN

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The Phantom Carriage «Falls»February 28th 2013 • LP, Digital • THRT030  

With this second full-length, Poitiers' THE PHANTOM CARRIAGE annihilate the remaining boundaries between black metal and dark hardcore. This time focusing on the most extreme side of their sound, "Falls" brings the band's unique approach to the next level, invoking reminiscences of various acts such as Deathspell Omega, Cave In, Comity, Deafheaven or Kickback. Songs such as "Dreamers Will Never Stop Dreaming" or "Today We Stand" reveal how much the band has improved their songwriting abilities, burying the listener under piles of epic & technical riffs, labyrinthic structures and unearthly vocals. By throwing into their chaos some more unorthodox influences they gained from their other past and actual experiences, THE PHANTOM CARRIAGE prove that they are digging deeper than your average "blackened hardcore" band. And they will take you with them.

CREDITS

— Recorded, mixed & mastered by Frank Hueso
— Artwork by Romain Barbot

PRESSING INFORMATION

500 x transparent purple vinyl

TRACKLIST

01. Today We Stand
02. Mistakes & Fixes
03. Dreamers Will Never Stop Dreaming
04. About Being A Father
05. Since We Can't Forget Who We Were
06. Rejuvenation
07. The Time
08. Devils, Gods, Us

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Cortez «Phoebus»January 31th 2013 • 2xLP, Digital • THRT028  

"With this album CORTEZ is again proving that you can get out of the habitual pattern of power trio (guitar, drums and voice), and still burps noise-hardcore fury and incandescent anger. The band recently reorganized itself with the arrival of Antoine Tinguely on the guitar (ex-Berserk For Tea Time), Samuel Vaney, former guitarist, is now supporting the band as composer / mixer.
Recorded partly in the REC Studio of Serge Morattel in Geneva, drums, and partly in their own rehearsal space, guitars and vocals, this new album is the result of hard work, giving the band big freedom in creation and the possibility to fully assume the production process. Complete independence in learning, creating and finalizing the record. "Phoebus" reaffirms the taste of CORTEZ for saturation, but also explores a wide range of possibilities. Like a threatening and corrosive mist the aggressive sound still remains intense, melancholic and emotional."

CREDITS

— Artwork By Dehn Sora

PRESSING INFORMATION

500 x black vinyl

TRACKLIST

01. Temps-Mort
02. Transhumance
03. Au Delà Des Flots
04. Arrogants Que Nous Sommes
05. Un Lendemain Sans Chaîne
06. L'Autre Estime
07. Sulfure
08. Nos Souvenirs Errants
09. Idylle
10. Borrelia

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Primitive Man «Scorn»January 31th 2013 • LP, Digital • THRT027  

Fronted by Ethan McCarthy of notable grind acts Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire and Death of Self, Denver, Colorado's PRIMITIVE MAN play some sort of blackened sludge/doom with hints of drone and d-beat in the vein of bands such as The Body, Thou or Khanate. An earth-shattering, bleak wall of crushing dissonance and pure sonic heaviness : "Scorn" is only the band's debut full-length, but it already sounds like one of the heaviest and most brutal records you'll hear for a while. Thirty nine minutes of pure, unrelenting destruction that will leave you bruised and bleeding.

CREDITS

PRESSING INFORMATION

500 x 180 gram black vinyl

TRACKLIST

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Bone Dance «Self-Titled»October 15th 2012 • LP, Digital • THRT025  

BONE DANCE, a ritually charged and menacingly DIY band seeped in all things heavy, is rising from the South Idaho desert with their first self-titled LP for Melotov Records (USA), Throatruiner Records and Prototype Records (Europe). BONE DANCE takes the grime and gravelly glut of the band’s previous work, the self-released Snakecharmers, and reevaluates not only its intensity, but also the band’s heritage: retooling the ferocity of hardcore, the technical acumen of extreme metal, and the minimal gauze of sludge and doom. This is the kind of tight, controlled, anvil-heavy music that only comes out of an area dominated by the Religious Right, the Conservative Coalition, and some of the most culturally repressive mechanisms in America. BONE DANCE acts as a document of this inheritance by time and place and on principle rejects all of it. As a combatant to the moderate veneer that glosses even the counterculture in their hometown of Boise, BONE DANCE have crafted not a shield but a weapon against the repressive devices they so clearly detest. By deconstructing typical sludge breakdowns, by retooling blast beats into searing grooves, by inverting a biblical poetic into a sinister manifest of their body politic, BONE DANCE forges a musical dialogue exemplifying the clash typical of the liberal-conservative head butting seen throughout misleading media; however, the band seems to reject even mainstream leftist views in favor of an utter desert-driven nihilism. BONE DANCE proves yet again that the frontier isn’t innovation—the frontier is misery.

CREDITS

— Photography by Ryan Cheatham and Alex Hecht
— Layout and design by Bryce Kresge.
— Recorded and mixed by Dave Swanson at LoveJuice Labs
— Mastered by Dave Swanson / Carl Saff

PRESSING INFORMATION

500 x transparent purple vinyl

TRACKLIST

01. Comfort
02. Burnout
03. Conniver
04. Writing In Ecstasy
05. White Guilt
06. West
07. Children Having Children
08. Barren
09. The Skinny
10. Feral

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Direwolves «Me From Myself, To Banish»October 15th 2012 • 12"EP, CD, Digital • THRT024  

Hailing from Lorient (western France), DIREWOLVES merge modern hardcore, crust and screamo on their debut EP "Me From Myself, To Banish". Recorded by producer/sound engineer Amaury Sauvé at La Senelle, these six songs find the perfect balance between emotion and heaviness, reminding of bands such as Alpinist, Lewd Acts or Killing The Dream. After a self-released demo last year, the Wolves confirm their huge potential - don't sleep on them!

CREDITS

— Recorded by Amaury Sauvé
— Mastered by Sylvain Biguet
— Artwork by Fortifem

PRESSING INFORMATION

500 x clear vinyl

TRACKLIST

01. Growing Defeat
02. Dialogue Of No Light
03. Reach This Hand
04. Diving And Struggling
05. Me From Myself, To Banish
06. Relief

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Ken Mode «Venerable»October 15th 2012 • LP • THRT026  

Known for effortlessly blending noise rock reminiscent of old-school Amphetamine Reptile bands with the raw and aggressive nature of modern hardcore, KEN MODE has become one of the most devastating bands in the underground, following suit in the lineage of forward thinking heavy music to come out of the Great White North – what you might hear if Voivod and Cursed had a baby that started a noise-rock band. Songs like “Batholith” and “Book of Muscle” cling to the traditions of hardcore music that resonate with fans of Converge or Trap Them while “A Wicked Pike” takes on spastic noise rock elements, and “Flight of the Echo Hawk” pushes forth as a mind-bending instrumental masterpiece, clearly influenced by the post-rock movement of the 2000s. "Venerable", the band's fourth full-length album was produced by Kurt Ballou (Converge), mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side, and features layout by Randy Ortiz.

CREDITS

PRESSING INFORMATION

500 x transparent red vinyl

TRACKLIST

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Cowards «Shooting Blanks And Pills»June 30th 2012 • LP, CD, Digital • THRT022  

Gathering parisians with an already strong pedigree in dark and heavy music, COWARDS regurgitates gutter hardcore, unhealthy sludge/doom and nauseous black metal in "Shooting Blanks And Pills", their deeply raw and anxiogenic debut release. Only six months were needed to give birth to this full-length, monstrosity with a desperate urban feeling, bridge between the knife-in-the-heart crudeness of Eyehategod or Kickback and the majestic darkness of bands like Deathspell Omega or Thou. With a sound carrying smells of pissy streets and the dry blood you get for a sidelong glance, producer Francis Caste have perfectly catched the gist of these 38 minutes, recreating this forced apnea in a bile tank with a no frills approach. Cowards features current and ex-members of Sickbag, Death Mercedes, Hangman's Chair, Eibon, Glorior Belli, Dacast, Colossus of Destiny…

CREDITS

— Recorded, mixed and mastered by Francis Caste
— Artwork by Fortifem

PRESSING INFORMATION

300 x 180 gram black vinyl

TRACKLIST

01. Hoarse From The Get Go
02. Last Card
03. Scarce
04. Vices & Hate
05. Arrogant, Unseen
06. Grand Failure

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Love Sex Machine «Self-Titled»March 3rd 2012 • LP, Digital • THRT019  

If you enjoy massive riffs that sound like the end of the world and ultra harsh vocals, France’s LOVE SEX MACHINE is for you. This three-piece (ex-In The Final Analysis) plays one of the most crushing and apocalyptic sludgecore out there these days, in the vein of Admiral Angry, The Body or Black Sheep Wall.

CREDITS

— Artwork by Romain Barbot

PRESSING INFORMATION

300 x transparent purple vinyl

TRACKLIST

01. Anal On Deceased Virgin
02. Deafening Peepshow
03. Fucking Battle
04. Antagonism Can STFU
05. Plenty Of Feelings
06. Vagina Curse
07. Killed With A Monster Cock
08. Warstrike Takes The Piss

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Plebeian Grandstand «Split»October 15th 2012 • 10", Digital • THRT023  

Tolosian plebs and long-time-no-see swiss cross their swords on this exclusive 10” split, each band carving their grooves with an unique twelve minute-long track. PLEBEIAN GRANDSTAND confirms their hegemony in terms of frightening chaos : the ghostly “I.W.W.O.Y.T.W.Y.W.O.M” starts like a long and punishing funeral procession, just before the thunder strikes the cortege. Becoming less hardcore-oriented and more experimental - while always sustaining a rare intensity-, the band leaves their comfort zone with this hypnotic track swinging between sludge/drone and black metal. After seven years of silence and a full-length (“Initial”) that left a deep impression, “A.F.D.N.T.E.D.E.V.L.S.” marks the comeback of CORTEZ’s acrid and corrosive noisecore. Still bass-less, still as harsh as ever, the swiss trio delivers a massive piece filled with a nearly luminous imperial slowness. An opportunity to check that the band hasn’t lost its touch, entangling crushed rhythms and powerful emotional discharges.

CREDITS

— Artwork by Romain Barbot
— Mastered by Carl Saff

PRESSING INFORMATION

500 x white vinyl

TRACKLIST

01. Plebeian Grandstand - I.W.W.O.Y.T.W.Y.W.O.M
02. Cortez - A.F.D.N.T.E.D.E.V.L.S.

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Verdun «The Cosmic Escape Of Admiral Masuka»February 2nd 2012 • Tape, Digital • THRT017  

Named after the most inhuman battle in the First World War, VERDUN (Montpellier - France) are one of those bands that are hard to label, merging the lines between sludge/doom and slowed-down dark hardcore. Heavy and dry riffing, neck-breaking groove, incantatory vocals and a strong psychedelic feel, that's what you can expect from the half-hour of their debut EP "The Cosmic Escape Of Admiral Masuka". Carrying a strong live reputation, VERDUN is definitely one of those bands to watch for any fan of Burning Witch, Electric Wizard, or Amenra; and by extension anything dark and crushing.

CREDITS

— Artwork by Dadoo Jaxa

PRESSING INFORMATION

TRACKLIST

01. Sons Of The Atom
02. Last Man Standing
03. Jaxa

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Calvaiire «Rigorisme»February 2nd 2012 • 7", CD, Tape, Digital • THRT020  

Initially released on tape in winter 2012, here's the reissue of CALVAIIRE's debut EP "Rigorisme", for the first time on vinyl and with a brand new cover art. Formed during summer 2011 in Laval, France, CALVAIIRE's aim has always been to inject a strong feeling of urgency into their abrasive form of hardcore. The four tracks of "Rigorisme" make no exception; captured by producer/sound engineer Amaury Sauvé during a rehearsal in january 2012, this EP defines the band's foundations : dark, suffocating, and always physical.

CREDITS

— Recorded by Amaury Sauvé

PRESSING INFORMATION

500 x clear vinyl

TRACKLIST

01. Gratitude
02. Alzheimer
03. Castration
04. Blut

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