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Death Waltz and Mondo Release ‘Synchronicity’ and ‘Dead Ringers’ Vinyl

'Synchronicity' transparent blue with black vinyl.

‘Synchronicity’ transparent blue with black vinyl.

Death Waltz and Mondo have the given deluxe vinyl treatment to two recently released soundtracks: Ben Lovett’s electro sci-fi score for Synchronicty (Death Waltz/Lakeshore Records) and the Howard Shore / David Cronenberg classic, Dead Ringers. Both releases were mastered for vinyl by James Plotkin.

Featuring artwork by Jay Shaw, the Synchronicity soundtrack is available on 180 gram ‘Into The Void ‘ colored vinyl (Transparent blue with solid black color in color effect).

Dead Ringers, which Mondo describes as “hauntingly symphonic, and bittersweet” is now available for the first time on vinyl. Accentuated with surgically sterile velvet overtones in the artwork by Randy Ortiz, the album is presented on 180 gram translucent red vinyl.

Both Dead Ringers and Synchronicty are on sale now via Mondo.

'Dead Ringers' gatefold artwork by Randy Ortiz

‘Dead Ringers’ gatefold artwork by Randy Ortiz.

 

 

Slomatics Debut Video for Forthcoming Album

Belfast’s heaviest band Slomatics will be releasing their new album Future Echo Returns in September on Black Bow Records, and they’ve released a video of the track “Electric Breath” to make it known that you should be pretty damn psyched for the release. The video was created by Dermot Faloon, the album was recorded and mixed by Conan’s Chris Fielding at Skyhammer Studios in Cheshire and mastered for CD and LP by James Plotkin.

You can preorder the album HERE, and be sure to check out the video below…

 

ALIEN Day at Mondo is 4/26

If you worship the Alien franchise like we do here at Plotkinworks, you’ll want to head over to the Mondo website to have a look at the fantastic things they’ll be releasing for Alien Day. Items include an amazing batch of new silkscreened posters, various apparel, a new variant of the Aliens 2LP original motion picture soundtrack, and the debut release of the Prometheus original motion picture soundtrack on vinyl. Both the Aliens and Prometheus releases have been mastered for vinyl by James Plotkin.

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Hydra Head Records Reissues S/T & “Things Viral” From KHANATE On Vinyl

Preorders are open for NYC “extreme doom” group Khanate’s first 2 vinyl album reissues, including bonus material and LPs of previously unreleased recordings. The self-titled debut was originally released via Southern Lord Records in 2001, and quickly gained a cult status among an audience across many genres. Followed by the 2003 album “Things Viral”, Khanate’s style of extreme, yet restrained composition and brutal execution has often been aped, although never successfully. These high quality vinyl reissues have been carefully remastered by James Plotkin and contain the complete recordings for each session. Packaging has also been given an upgrade by Stephen O’Malley, both albums being presented in sturdy Stoughton-style gatefold sleeves.

A deluxe option includes 1 of 2 extremely limited white-label LPs of live radio performances from the earliest years of the band’s existence. Various color vinyl options are also available, as well as a minimalist t-shirt design.

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SUMAC Debut New Track from Forthcoming Album What One Becomes

For those out of the loop of heavy, challenging music, Sumac is the recently formed trio of Aaron Turner (ISIS, Old Man Gloom, Mamiffer, Jodis, Lotus Eaters), Brian Cook (Botch, Russian Circles, These Arms Are Snakes), and Nick Yacyshyn (Baptists). What One Becomes, the follow-up to Sumac’s punishing debut album The Deal will be released on Thrill Jockey this summer. What One Becomes is available for preorder at Thrill Jockey’s website for CD and 2LP formats, including a limited version on clear vinyl. The album was mastered by James Plotkin, a longtime collaborator of Turner’s.

To keep their audience on the edge of their collective seats, Sumac has posted the album’s 2nd track “Rigid Man” on YouTube. One might find it difficult to comprehend how the band could get any heavier, yet they’ve managed to do so while expanding the depth and complexity of their compositions in the process.