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Giles Corey – Now Shipping!

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We are happy to announce that the GILES COREY boxset is NOW SHIPPING!

Giles Corey, the solo project from gloom mastermind Dan Barrett (Have A Nice Life, Black Wing), is a double LP delux boxset that includes the book that accompanied the original CD version housed in a foam block. There were four vinyl color variants: milky clear with green, mint green, red, and black. Both clear green and mint green sold out immediately, but there are still copies of the red version available in our webstore www.nowflensing.com. Act fast, we expect them to sell out soon. Wholesale orders for the black version can be placed through our distributor at www.midheaven.com.

Please note, we still have a few Giles Corey pre-orders left to fulfill, but these are now about 98% shipped. If you have one of the few remaining pre-orders that haven’t shipped yet, then we thank you greatly for your patience! We assure you that your order will arrive very soon. We anticipate that all of the holiday sale orders will be shipped out within the next week as well.

To celebrate the end of the year, we made a Spotify playlist featuring tracks from every release we put out last year. Please enjoy “2015 According To Flenser.”

Thank you all for making 2015 a great year for The Flenser. We are looking forward to all of the exciting releases we have planned for 2016.

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Now That’s What I Call Gloom Vol. 2: Day of the Dan – A new Playlist by The Flenser

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Delirious Intervals – A new Playlist by The Flenser

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Heat Dust Now on Tour!

HEAT DUST FALL 2015 TOUR WITH THOU AND THE BODY COLLABORATION BAND

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10/11 NEW ORLEANS, LA – SISTERS IN CHRIST (RECORD RELEASE SHOW) W/ TV-MA, LEE HARVEY OSWALD (NO THOU/BODY)

10/12 AUSTIN, TX – SIDEWINDER W/ BROTHER/GHOST, ILLUSTRATIONS, CARL SAGAN’S SKATE SHOES (NO THOU/BODY)

10/13 SAN ANTONIO, TX – PAPER TIGER W/ PINKO, SIGNALMAN (NO THOU BODY)

10/15 TUCSON, AZ – 191 TOOLE AT SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST W/ IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS, ABSTRACTOR, HANTA, GALE, METHRA

10/16 SANTA FE, NM – THE CAVE (1226 CALLE DE COMMERCIO) W/ YAR, BATHHOUSE, SYLPH

10/17 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – MATINEE AT FLUX CAPACITOR (3530 N. CHELTON LOOP) W/ THOU SOLO SET, ALONE

10/17 DENVER, CO – GLOB (3551 BRIGHTON BLVD.) W/ ECHO BEDS, BLOOD INCANTATION, VERMIN WOMB

10/18 SALT LAKE CITY, UT – KILBY COURT (750 KILBY COURT) W/ SUB ROSA, BLOOD INCANTATION

10/19 RENO – HOLLAND (140 VESTA ST.) W/ DISSIDENCE

10/19 CHICO – LATE SHOW W/ THOU SOLO SET

10/20 PORTLAND, OR – BLACKWATER

10/21 SEATTLE, WA – GROUND ZERO MUSIC PROGRAM W/ THOU (NO BODY)

10/21 SEATTLE, WA – THE BLACK LODGE W/ NEGATIVE STANDARDS, DREAM DECAY

10/22 OLYMPIA, WA – PALACE STUMP HOUSE (2639 28TH ST. NW) W/ GAG, EOS

10/23 PORTLAND, OR – MATINEE AT ANARRE W/ THOU SOLO SET, BODY SOLO SET, HREINN

10/23 SALEM, OR – WISP HOUSE (805 CHURCH STREET) W/ , BLOOD INCANTATION, NO TRIAL

10/24 ASHLAND, OR – MATINEE AT CLUB 66 (1951 ASHLAND ST.) W/ THOU SOLO SET, HERMITS, CLAIRE BURGESS

10/24 EUREKA, CA – VET’S HALL (1018 H STREET)

10/25 SANTA ROSA, CA – MATINEE AT TBA W/ THOU SOLO SET

10/25 BERKELEY, CA – 924 GILMAN W/ RAGANA, THOU AND THE BODY SOLO SETS

10/26 SANTA CRUZ, CA – MATINEE AT CAFE PERGOLESI W/ THOU SOLO SET

10/26 OAKLAND, CA – THE METRO (630 3RD ST.) W/ NO STATIK, SBSM

10/27 OAKLAND, CA – MATINEE AT 1234GO! RECORDS W/ THOU SOLO SET

10/27 SACRAMENTO, CA – THE COLONY (3512 STOCKTON BLVD.) W/ GEHENNA, THEORIES

10/28 SAN LUIS OBISPO – SLO GRANGE (2880 BROAD ST.) W/ HOLLOW SUNSHINE, DISGUSTED GEIST

10/29 GOLETA, CA – THE HARD TO FIND (7190 HOLLISTER AVE) W/ DROOL

10/30 SAN DIEGO, CA – STRONGHOLD (5335 MARKET STREET) W/ CATHARSIS, TRASH AXIS, AGE OF COLLAPSE

10/31 SILVER LAKE, CA – LOS GLOBOS W/ CATHARSIS, FULL OF HELL, GEHENNA, THEORIES, THOU NIRVANA COVERS SET

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Giles Corey – S/T vinyl!

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Giles Corey – S/T vinyl details:

DLP Boxset + book.

Pre-order Oct 2nd 1pm PDT at nowflensing.com 1pm PDT.

Each record is contained within thick printed inner-sleeves and the accompanying novel is held within a fancy foam block. The box is case-wrapped and is more substantial than your existence.
This is a very expensive release for us to produce. Cost between $40.00-45.00 depending on vinyl color.

Pressing size 2000 copies (smaller than Have a Nice Life release):
200 units double mint green haze on on milky clear
300 units double mint green colored vinyl
500 units red vinyl
1000 units black vinyl

International customers please note that shipping will be very expensive. We are sorry and we love you. Thank you for the support!

This is one of the greatest albums ever!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Autumn Anguish: A Playlist

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New Heat Dust Track

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New Black Wing Track

Black Wing is Dan from Have a Nice Life digital solo project. The band bands debut full-length Black Wing “…Is Doomed” will be release September 25th 2015 and can be pre-ordered now from The Flenser store. Check out the new track Death Sentences.

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Black Wing & Heat Dust Pre-sale // Have a Nice Life, Botanist, King Woman Repress

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The Flenser will start taking pre-orders for the new albums by Black Wing and Heat Dust starting July 14th 1pm PDT.

We will also be offering pre-orders for a new pressing of HAVE A NICE LIFE’S “The Unnatural World” (colored vinyl), a new pressing of BOTANIST’S “VI: Flora” (colored vinyl), KING WOMAN’S “Doubt (colored vinyl) and left-over Sannhet tour shirts. More information below.

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Dan Barrett, the man behind Connecticut-based Have A Nice Life, Giles Corey, Enemies List and countless other projects, has announced a release date for the first proper full-length from his digital-only solo project, Black Wing. Titled…Is Doomed, this seven-song album will be available on LP and Digital formats from The Flenser on September 25th. The majority of the tracks on …Is Doomed are brand new, although the album boasts a mastered version of the widely-circulated song “My Body Betrayed Me”, which has been available on Bandcamp and made waves immediately upon upload. The Chicago Reader described the song as combining “a stark, mechanized postpunk beat, gentle shoegaze guitar hum, feathery ascending synths and Barrett’s cool, multitracked vocals into an uplifting, celestial tune that belies its heart-wrenching and bleak lyrics; even as he sings about dying Barrett manages to sound just a little bit blissful.”

Like all of Dan’s projects, Black Wing was self-recorded, at home, but this recording process was a bit different for him. At the time, Barrett was having some health problems – the first serious health issues he’d ever had – and was “…surrounded by all sorts of machines, lots of beeps and boops and what have you. I had a heart monitor strapped to my chest for a month. I was dripping a lot of blood all over the place. It was all very undramatic and fleshly and strange. I didn’t know what to make of any of it. Meanwhile, it was a beautiful, hot summer, sun everywhere. So I decided to just go ahead and make a depressive chillwave record – basically, music to listen to in the car with the windows down while feeling slightly melancholy and distracted.” The resulting seven tracks are gloomy yet uplifting, heavy while ambient, overwhelming yet alluring; resulting in one of the most remarkable electronic releases of 2015.

Released in vinyl and digital formats.

Pressed on black vinyl, olive green vinyl (limited to 500 copies), olive green inside cloud ‘color-in-color’ vinyl (limited to 200 copies and only sold in Black Wing/Heat Dust bundle).

Shipping September 25th!

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Heat Dust – Heat Dust

Heat Dust will be releasing their debut full-length album via dark imprint The Flenser on September 18th, 2015. This LP sees the band diving headfirst into the nihilistic depths of a very special kind of dark post-punk.

Heat Dust features members Clayton Hunt (guitar and vocals), Shawn Tabor (bass), Christopher Stein (drums) Jasper den Hartigh (guitar and vocals). Heat Dust started as a three-piece back in 2011 by den Hartigh, Tabor and Hunt. Then, the band added Stein to the fold, as he played alongside den Hartigh in hardcore bands Subservient Fuck and Bloody Mummers. With a lineup shift and a few releases in between, the band really got to know each other as musicians. Guitarist/vocalist Jasper den Hartigh commented, “Our earlier releases were all written in a super short period of time. When it became time to start working on this new record, we were a lot more deliberate about our songs. We had learned how to play with each other much better, and realized where our music tastes intersected. We took a long time to write, going through endless changes in structures and riffs. We wanted to be careful and truly make the best record we could.”

With this self-titled record, Heat Dust have perfected their sound; energetic and distorted post-punk with expressionist lyrical content that’s influenced by Joy Division, the Chameleons, Wire, Public Image Ltd, Gang of Four, and Killing Joke.

Released in vinyl and digital formats.

Following the release of the Heat Dust LP, the band will embark on a U.S. tour with Thou/The Body.

Pressed on black vinyl and olive green inside cloud color-in-color vinyl (Limited to 300 copies).

Shipping September 25th!

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Have a Nice Life – The Unnatural World

NEW PRESSING ON BLACK AND ELECTRIC BLUE VINYL (LIMITED TO 500 COPIES)

Fans of Connecticut’s post-industrial doomgaze two-piece HAVE A NICE LIFE have been restlessly awaiting the band’s second gloom fueled auto-biographical meditation and The Flenser is pleased to present HAVE A NICE LIFE’s The Unnatural World. The Unnatural World is eight-songs and 47 minutes. The Unnatural World is Have A Nice Life’s most monumental work yet—a colossally-sounding, perfectly-orchestrated example of industrial shoegaze. The Unnatural World will leave fans comatose on the ground near their record player. This second full length promises doom and gloom at a new level, more focused and soul tearing than ever. Dredging up themes of modern legend, religious insecurity, and crushing depression, the weight of sound is matched only by the band’s piercingly uncomfortable and personal lyrics. Wave after overwhelming wave will slam listeners down into the psychological depths of existentialism and woe. Much like its predecessor release, the band’s 2008 full-length Deathconsciousness, the same intense energy is maintained throughout the quiet lows and staggering highs of The Unnatural World. No speaker will do it justice and none of you are worthy!

Have A Nice Life’s DAN and TIM co-founded and curated the the anti-establishment imprint Enemies List Home Recordings which has gained a reputation of releasing gloom inspired bedroom albums whose quality has rivaled the output of much larger labels. Over the past 10 years Have A Nice Life and Enemies List have acquired a legion of followers of gloom, loneliness, and unrequited love. For the first time, the band has teamed up with San Francisco-based dark music label The Flenser to co-release the full-length alongside their own Enemies List. Have A Nice Life commented, “Working with Flenser lets us keep things comfortable on our end, while also pressing enough copies to actually meet the need and not creating an artificially-inflated collector’s market, as happened with some of our past releases.”

Please note that these will likely ship after the Black Wing and Heat Dust albums are released. We do not have a firm ship date yet but we still have a few copies of the second pressing ready to ship now.

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King Woman – Doubt
NEW THIRD PRESSING ON BLACK AND ELECTRIC BLUE COLORED VINYL (LIMITED TO 200 COPIES) SHIPPING LATE JULY.

King Woman is fronted by former Whirr vocalist Kristina Esfandiari. The group’s debut 12-inch Doubt unfurls lugubriously, blossoming into a haunting sprawl of crushing, slo-mo miserablism. Imagine some twisted fusion of PJ Harvey, Sunn 0))) and Black Sabbath. Churning washes of crumbling distortion and tar-pit riffage drift grimly through billowing clouds of dense, layered thrum; roiling backdrops for Esfandiari’s throaty, bewitching vocals. The sonic heft is matched by lyrical themes of family and religious abuse, and the suffering borne of both. Esfandiari originally formed King Woman back in 2009, but the band took a backseat to her other projects Miserable and Whirr (with whom she played from 2012 to 2013). Doubt is a follow-up to previous EP releases Dove / Fond Affections (The Native Sound) and Degrida / Sick Bed (Sleep Genius).

“… both a classical approach to composition and a modern narrative of expressing sadness through slow-sinking quicksand.” —Impose

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Botanist “VI: Flora”

NEW THIRD PRESSING ON BLACK AND ELECTRIC BLUE COLORED VINYL (LIMITED TO 250 COPIES) SHIPPING LATE

One of the Bay Area’s most interesting bands, Botanist is excited to announce their sixth sequential release. Titled VI: Flora, this eleven-song album was recorded by Otrebor in The Verdant Realm and mastered by Jack Shirley at Atomic Garden. VI: Flora continues the story of The Botanist, a crazed man of science who lives in self-imposed exile, as far away from Humanity and its crimes against Nature as possible. Seated upon his throne of Veltheimia in the Verdant Realm, his sanctuary of fantasy and wonder, he surrounds himself with plants and flowers, finding solace in the company of the Natural world. While recent albums detailed a misanthropic master plan for the destruction of mankind at the hands of plants, VI: Flora focuses rather on the wondrous beauty of the plants themselves through a gauzy haze of dreamlike sound. The voice of the Botanist acts as spectral underpinning to the reverie. Botanist’s previous releases—I: The Suicide Tree / II: A Rose from the Dead (tUMULt, 2011), III: Doom in Bloom (TotalRust, 2012) and most recently, 2013’s IV: Mandragora (The Flenser, 2013)—have seen much critical acclaim, landing on NPR’s 25 Best Metal Albums, Metal Sucks’ Top 15 Metal Albums, Metal Injection’s Top 10 Releases, and an honorable mention on Pitchfork’s Top 40 Albums of 2011.

“… music that disobeys every rule about black metal, sounds nothing like black metal, and yet can’t really be called anything but black metal. In that way, Botanist could be the fullest realization of the post-black metal concept yet, and that makes the future awfully exciting.” —The Quietus

“Botanist lives up to its environmentally minded, hammered-dulcimer’d nerdery. And, not only that, but the man behind Botanist has created an alternate world where black-metal tropes—buzzing sound, croaked vocals, bleak aesthetics—exist, but are sonically limitless.” —NPR

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Black Wing // Heat Dust Pre-order Details

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Pre-orders for both albums go up July 14th at 1PM PDT at store.theflenser.com.

BLACK WING “…Is Doomed” pressing:

Black vinyl
Olive green vinyl. Limited to 500 copies.
Olive green inside cloud ‘color-in-color’ vinyl. Limited to 200 copies and only sold in Black Wing/Heat Dust bundle.

HEAT DUST “Heat Dust” Pressing info:

Black Vinyl
Olive green inside cloud color-in-color vinyl. Limited to 300 copies

Both albums are currently on time for the September 25th release date though delays are possible. Both albums are being released in vinyl and digital formats only.

We will also be offering pre-orders for a new pressing of HAVE A NICE LIFE’S “The Unnatural World” (blue colored vinyl), a new pressing of BOTANIST’S “VI: Flora” (new colored vinyl), and left-over Sannhet Tour Shirts.

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