New signing and release: Pray for Locust - In the Shadow of the Colossus (2014/02/25)

Discouraged Records are proud to present the latest signing to our rooster: PRAY FOR LOCUST

'In the Shadow of the Colossus' is the bands third release and second full length album.

Release date April 28th 2014.



"Finally we've made an album without compromise" - Tintin Andersen of Pray for Locust

With the base of a Metal/Hardcore mixture intact, the band brings you something new with a greater variety in the sound that creates a bigger depth. The album is co-written by everyone in the band, allowing new ideas and influences to leave a mark.

The drums were recorded at Play Yard Studios (Stockholm). The guitars and bass were recorded separately on another location. And the vocals were recorded at Garageland Studios (Umeå) by Ronnie Björnström (Enhanced Audio Productions, Aeon, Live Elephant, Hate Ammo) who also mixed and mastered the album, giving it a dirty, dynamic sound.

Moloken live videos from Discouraged Festival 2012

Moloken can finally present two live videos from their performance on last years Discouraged Festival, Enjoy in HD and loud as fuck.

THIN LINE


THE TITAN ABOVE US


Moloken swedish tour, new EP, 100th show and free download (2013/11/18)

SWEDISH TOUR
Moloken will finally hit the road again, the tour will take them to 6 swedish cities during december and the tour starts in their hometown Umeå on december 5th.

This tour will mark the celebration of their 100th show, which will take place in Luleå at the same venue that they did our very first show.

Tour schedule:
5/12 Umeå at Verket
6/12 Skellefteå at Mullberget
7/12 Luleå at Föreningsgatan 7
27/12 Göteborg at Sticky Fingers (Scorched Tundra Festivalen /m Skitsystem, Kongh, Age Of Woe)
28/12 Jönköping at Kulturhuset
29/12 Karlskrona at Oden

NEW EP/MINI ALBUM
On the tour the band will present new material from our upcoming, yet untitled EP/Mini album, which is set to be recorded at the beginning of the new year and hopefully released during the spring. More info about this will come soon…

The tour setlist will also feature more new songs from their upcoming album aswell as tracks from both their albums.

FREE ALBUM DOWNLOAD
To celebrate this milestone they offer all their releases as free download in high MP3 quality via their website
www.moloken.net



New signing and release: Crowdburn - Ignition (2013/09/16)

Discouraged Records are proud to present the latest signing to our rooster: CROWDBURN

They is a up and coming metal band from Umeå, Sweden. Not afraid of crossing genre boundaries, this five-piece mixes everything from thrash/death metal, rock and punk to ambient and acoustic music, delivering a progressive layer of fast, slamming and brutal metal riddled with soaring and haunting melodies. CROWDBURN exists of members from bands like Apostasy, ex-Plector etc and the record was recorded at famous Swedish Toontrack studios, mixed by Ronnie Björnström (fame of: Apostasy, Aeon, Zonaria, Ghamorean etc) and mastered at Borglab.

Ignition" will get released on October 11th by Discouraged Records





TICKETS TO DISCOURAGED FEST + SYSTEM ANNIHILATED & TERRORTORY VIDEOS (2013/08/08)

TICKETS TO DISCOURAGED FEST ARE FINALLY AVAILABLE
This week the tickets for the label’s festival Discouraged Fest were released, where our own System Annihilated, Borg 64 and Lahey team up with Machinae Supremacy, Inevitable End, Hate Ammo, Daemonicus and Desolation State Riot.

Discouraged Fest takes place in Studion, Umeå Folkets Hus, Umeå, Sweden, during the friday and saturday September 6-7. The tickets can be found on this link:
http://www.tickster.com/sv/events/cgvzvaldfx25d5z

Web: http://www.discouragedfest.se

SYSTEM ANNIHILATED AND TERRORTORY RELEASE VIDEOS
During the April tour with Zonaria and Inevitable End we took the opportunity to record videos for System Annihilated and Terrortory. They are now finished and are released in connection with this press release!


The song appears on their debut album “Furor” which was released earlier this year.



The song appears on their EP “City of Ghosts” which was released earlier this year.


Discouraged Fest 2013 (2013/07/08)



Umeås hårdaste skivbolag Discouraged Records bjuder återigen upp till headbanging när stans trevligaste klubbfestival kör för andra året. En tvådagars festival den 6-7 september på Umeås bästa konsertlokal Studion i Folkets hus. Festivalen, som bär namnet "Discouraged Fest", arrangeras av den ideella kulturföreningen Moloken Media Imperium och Studiefrämjandet i samarbete med Umeå Folkets Hus och Ume Audio.

All info finns på webben:
WWW.DISCOURAGEDFEST.SE

Klara band:
HATE AMMO
DAEMONICUS
MACHINAE SUPREMACY (Luleå)
INEVITABLE END (Göteborg)
SYSTEM ANNIHILATED
BORG 64 (Luleå)
LAHEY
DESOLATION STATE RIOT


HATE AMMO
Hate Ammo var kanske Umeås hetaste band i och med släppet av 2010 års debut “Bound by Hate”, och nu är man tillbaka - kanske hetare än någonsin. Bandet stöptes om i ny form i och med tillkomsten av nya sångaren Mario Santos-Ramos och basisten Martin Pudas. Uppföljningsalbumet "[H8 7,62]" beräknas släppas till hösten, lagom till Discouraged Fest.

DAEMONICUS
I slutet av 2012 släpptes Daemonicus senaste platta, “Deadwork”, som blivit unisont hyllad av kritiker. Daemonicus bildades i Hörnefors utanför Umeå 2006 som ett försök att döda byatristessen med god musik. Sedan dess har detta dödsmetalltåg rullat på och två fullängdare och en EP har släppts. Under hösten 2013 åker man ut på Europaturné, men inte före ett obligatoriskt stopp på Discouraged Fest.

MACHINAE SUPREMACY
Machinae Supremacy släppte hösten 2012 sitt fjärde album “Rise of a Digital Nation”, och har spenderat stora delar av sin karriär ute på vägarna, bland annat tillsammans med Children of Bodom och Ensiferum. Machinae Supremacy är ett alternativt metalband vilkas sound, snygga riff, grymma solon, härliga elektroniska ljud och välskrivna engagerande texter, har skilt dem från den allmänna massan av rock- och metalband sedan starten år 2001. Metal Hammer kallar Machinae Supremacy "ett av de mest intressanta banden just nu" i deras recension av samlingen ”The Beat of Our Decay”.

INEVITABLE END
Inevitable End är enligt egen utsago det bästa band som någonsin stått på en scen/i en replokal. Fyra hungriga och mer eller mindre håriga killar med en förkärlek för häftig och snabb grindcore och som ger blanka fan i regler och lagar. Med två fullängdare i ryggen, släppta på anrika Relapse Records, och en hel drös nya släpp på gång så kommer denna kombo att kötta sönder både scen och publik under deras intensiva spelning... Lämna sunt förnuft och säkerhetsbälten hemma och rusta er för en angenäm konsertupplevelse!

SYSTEM ANNIHILATED
Sedan succédebuten “Furor” släpptes i mars har den ena framgången efter den andra avlöst Umeås kanske mest lovande metalband. Efter en turné med Zonaria och Inevitable End, en sommar på bland annat Metaltown och Sweden Rock Festival kommer System Annihilated hem för att visa var det blå skåpet ska stå. System Annihilated lovar tungt, svängigt och argt mangel.

BORG 64
Borg 64 - äntligen på en scen nära dig! Sedan återtåget med 10” EPn “Anywhere but Here” har många hoppats få se den förbannade och berusade grizzlybjörn Borg 64 säger sig ha väckt. Vad vi kommer att få se kan vi bara spekulera i, men minnesvärt är förmodligen bara förnamnet.
Dvalan är över - Borg 64 är tillbaka och ute efter hämnd.

LAHEY
Lite från periferin smög sig Lahey in på Umeås musikkarta, med sin nyskapande, kaosartade, proggresiva metal. Det doftar Converge, The Dillinger Escape Plan och det doftar Tool. Med debutalbumet “33:33”, som släpps via Discouraged Records till hösten, är Lahey redo för att ta sig an vilka utmaningar som helst. När bandet Lahey startade, 2011, så fanns det en vision om att alla i bandet skulle bidra med sina idéer till musiken. Två år efter starten av bandet så går låtskrivandet till på samma sätt.

DESOLATION STATE RIOT
Desolation State Riot känns som en käftsmäll i ultrarapid. Tung metal- och posthardcore, med en känsla av mörker och kyla, förenade medlemmar från Suppression, Insomnia, Våldsamt Motstånd och Julia Pastrana. Med texter om politik och livets jävligheter krossar Desolation State Riot på scenen med den growlande sångerskan Johanna Lindvall i fronten. Desolation State Riot från Umeå har manglat sig igenom en rad spelningar längs Norrlandskusten sedan starten vintern 2012. Bandet planerar att släppa sin första EP under sensommaren 2013.

System Annihilated to play Sweden Rock Festival (2013/05/20)



System Annihilated will play swedens largest rock & metal festival, the mighty Sweden Rock Festival on thursday 6th of june.

link to the festival:
http://swedenrock.com/km/bandPopup.cfm?id=170&lg=1

link to the band:
https://www.facebook.com/SystemAnnihilated

This Gift Is A Curse CD release and LP re-press! (2013/05/07)




I, Guilt Bearer CD Release may 10th
LP re-release may 19th


Pre-orders for the CD and LP are up now:
buy CD
buy LP

the band is also confirmed to play at Mayday moshpit festival in Stockholm next week may 17-18. check it out!
http://www.facebook.com/events/489966327730741/?ref=22

This Gift Is A Curse repress of LP, CD-version and new tour! (2013/04/12)

New press of LP and finally on CD
After immense touring the first pressings of both their debut "S/T CDEP" and "I, Guilt Bearer" LP have now sold out, and we are proud to present re-press of LP and on may 10th the album will for the first time be available on CD which will also include sold out EP as bonus tracks.

This Gift Is A Curse - New tour!
Since their debut in 2010, this Stockholm quartet has been really busy. The EP was praised all over Europe leading way for several tours taking the band through Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy.

Debut full length album “I, Guilt Bearer” was released in may 11th 2012 gained even more press and audience all over europe. Much has to do with their massive touring. September 2012 they toured 30 shows in 30 days and playing in 10 countries. Now it is time once again.

16 shows (Germany, France, Czech republic, Denmark, Sweden, Holland and Belgium)
This time with fellow Stockholm band No Omega and UK band Palm Reader.

Here are all the dates for their April tour:
April 12th - TBA, Örebro (Swe)*
April 13th - AJZ, Bielefeld (De)
April 14th - Kassablanca, Jena (De)
April 15th - Café Na Pul Cesty, Prague (C...z)
April 16th - AC17, Chemnitz (De)
April 17th - JuHa West, Stuttgart (De)
April 18th - Mondoloi, Strasbourg (Fr)
April 19th - Heartcoretage Festival, Wermelskirchen (De)
April 20th - Alte Zuckerfabrik, Rostock (De)
April 21st - K19, Berlin (De)
April 22nd - AJZ, Mülheim (De)
April 23rd - Innocent, Hengelo (Nl)
April 24th - Rock Café, Leuven (Bel)
April 25th - Rote Flora, Hamburg (De)*
April 26th - Konfus, Esbjerg (Dk)*
April 27th - Aktivitetshuset Majorna, Gothenburg (Swe)*

* without PALM READER

This tour in association with: FUZE Magazine | Allschools Network | Throatruiner Records | SGR artist management | Small Town Records

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Zonaria team up with Terrortory and System Annihilated on tour! (2013/04/02)

Umeås hardest working band Zonaria head out on a new tour in early april. The band who is current with their third and most acclaimed album "Arrival Of The Red Sun" released on French Listenable Records (Gojira, etc.) has previously toured with the likes of Dark Funeral, Pain, Satyricon, Vader (Pol), Marduk with more.

Now the band will embark on their own headline tour and as support they have Gothenburgian Inevitable End (who toured with Moloken in 2012, Relapse Records) and two up and coming acts from Umeå's record label Discouraged Records namely Terrortory and System Annihilated both of which are currenty with new releases.


Tourschedule:
5/4 Kemi @ cafe chillout, FI
6/4 Rovaniemi @ Grande, FI
9/4 Vasa @ Brödfabriken, FI
10/4 Helsinki @ On the Rocks, FI
11/4 TBA, FI
12/4 Kiruna @ tba, Se
13/4 Luleå @ Kulturens Hus, Se


Links to the bands:

ZONARIA (Umeå):
http://www.facebook.com/zonariaofficial

INEVITABLE END(Göteborg):
https://www.facebook.com/InevitableEnd

TERRORTORY (Skellefteå)
https://www.facebook.com/Terrortory

SYSTEM ANNIHILATED (Umeå)
https://www.facebook.com/SystemAnnihilated



System Annihilated - "Furor" released and out on the market (2013/03/21)

System Annihilated debut album "Furor" is now released and available in the shops!

--> ORDER NOW!



REVIEWS:
Ringmasterreviewintroduces.wordpress.com 8,5/10
Zwarenmetalen 82/100
Spielemagazin.de 82/100
Whiplash.net 8/10
Västerbottens Folkblad 4/5
Västerbottens Kuriren 4/5
Rocknreelreviews.com 4/5
Metal-temple.com 8/10
Greekrebels.gr 8/10
demonic-nights.at 7/10
Close-Up Magazine 7/10
Rockfreaks.net 6/10
Metalhead.it 6/10


Terrortory - "City of Ghosts" EP to be released March 29th! (2013/02/23)

Terrortory is about to release a four track EP entitled "City of Ghosts" March 29th! The press release states:
"'City of Ghosts' was initially thought of as an experiment, exploring the writing and recording possibilites a scattered group of people has in this day and age. Tommy recorded the drums in Norrköping, Olov recorded the bass guitar in Stockholm, Stefan and Emil tracked the guitars in Skellefteå and Johan screamed his lungs out in Umeå. Quite soon, Terrortory realized the material was way stronger than they had hoped, and when they got Ronnie Björnström (Zonaria, Aeon, Ghamorean etc) aboard to mix the project there was no doubt "City of Ghosts" was going to be released to the public.

The music follows the paths lit by "The Seed Left Behind" but seems to transcend its predecessor. Avantgarde melodic death metal might sound fancy, but it certainly fits the bill. Albeit "City of Ghosts" isn't a concept album, there's a strict lyrical framework. The stories take place in a desolate town, and deals with questions such as de-populization, the big brother-society and the individual disappearing in the masses."



Borg 64 "Anywhere but Here" OUT NOW! (2013/02/21)

Finally, Borg 64 - Anywhere But Here is released!
They clearly fill a void of swedish hardcore, so we are glad they are back in buisness, here are some awesome reviews!

--> ORDER NOW!



10/10
Ringmaster reviews

8,5/10
Metal-zone.be

70/100
Metalwave.it

70/100
Metal-trails.com

N/A
This Noise Is Ours

70/100
Metalzone.gr

15/20
Leseternels.net

6/10
Greekrebels.gr

Ssytem Annihilated & Borg 64 Preorder, distro update! (2013/02/13)

Finally the preorders are up for our new releases Borg 64 - Anywhere But Here 10" (strictly limited press) and System Annihilated. So surfs on to the shop!

Distro:
Borg 64 - Anywhere But Here (10"EP) OBS preorder
System Annihilated - Furor (CD) OBS preorder
Agrimonia - s/t (CD)
Bingo - Ett grindslagsmål i 2 delar (CD)
Crystal Caravan - Against the Rising Tide (LP)
Totalt Jävla Mörker - Människans ringa värde (LP)
Ellis the vaccumchild 7"EP (back in stock)
Plector - Punishment Day (CD)
Skreackodlan - Äppelträdet (LP)
Soldier One - Witnessing the Orchestration of Time (CD)

Merch:
Moloken - Crowcross T-Shirt (white with big black print)
Moloken - Crowcross T-Shirt (greyish with big black print)
Moloken - Rural T-Shirt (black with big dark purple print)
Moloken - Dead Rats HOOD (white two color print back, 1 color front)

STILL HOT!
Breach - Godbox (12"EP)
Cult Of Luna - S/T (2xLP)
This Gift Is A Curse - I, Guilt Bearer (LP)

Borg 64 "Anywhere But Here" 10"EP out february 2013

Hibernation is over.
Pissed off hardcore outfit Borg 64 from Luleå, Sweden is back with vengance.

With two critically acclaimed releases on the now defunct British label Codebreaker Records behind them, Borg 64 has awoken like a pissed off and slightly drunk grizzly bear after a eight year long hibernation, now ready to feed and/or get down.

Second collaberation with Discouraged Records will be a extremely limited 10 inch vinyl, only 500 pieces!
The EP will be released in europe on february 18th on LP / DIGITAL only.

For fans of: Refused, Atari Teenage Riot, Raised Fist



Plector releases final video ever "Overthrown" official video (2012/12/04)

Plector, the kings of music videos, release their last video ever!
Produced by Umeå based production company Standard Film Team (including band member Erik Engbo and former bass player Björn Algers) have impressive clients on their CV: Dark Funeral, Aeon, Zonaria, Ghamorean, Moloken, Feral, Sanctification and more. Of course, nothing is to expensive when it comes to Plectors last video ever. The band, who started in 2007, got a big buzz around their first video “Get Drunk or Die Trying” and have polished their visuals through the years. With the 2011 release “Dark & Spiteful” they launched videos to the songs Alcoholic Refuge and Spiteful Love, two videos that landed the band two USA tours and festival shows in Germany.

And now the band introduces their final and most epic video ever:




With the release of their second album - a respectful and innovative homage to Thrash Metal of the 80s and Death Metal of the 90’s - Plector calls it quits. Looking back at over 200,000 views on YouTube for the bands official videos: Alcoholic Refuge, Spiteful Love and their famous Flann-Hell Videos (tour video diaries) plus two hyped US tours, it is now over.

The album "Punishment Day" was released October 31 by Discouraged Records and is distributed throughout Europe by Sound Pollution.

New signing: System Annihilated (2012/11/21)

Despite their youth, System Annihilated have already gained more live experience than many older (and more boring) bands, as they came second in nationwide live performance competition “Livekarusellen”. They’ve also played House of Metal in their home town Umeå, a festival visited by amongst others Meshuggah, Lamb of God, Job For a Cowboy, August Burns Red and Pray For Locust.

The album “Furor” was recorded in Garageland Studios with Ronnie Björnström (Aeon, Zonaria, Ghamorean etc) in July 2012.

“Furor” is set for release by Discouraged Records on February 18th, 2013.

The title track is available for streaming below:


Bingo "Ett grindslagsmål i 2 delar" finally coming out (2012/11/08)

23 songs in 25 minutes and 29 seconds. “Ett grindslagsmål i 2 delar” (A grind scuffle in 2 parts) is the soundtrack of your job resignation, your defense speech for a meat free lifestyle, or why not a “fast” tutorial to political activism.



Discouraged Records presents a double grind album by Umeås first grind band since the legendary Asterisk* (Three One G). With members from Misantropic (Southern Lord), Kidnapped, Eskatologia, Spela Snabbare and Lars Adaktusson, Bingo aren’t really rookies, but rather experienced punk souls that now have their tentacles spread over all of Sweden, spreading their new noises.

Messy, fast, playful and at the same time dead serious. This album has been in incubation long enough, and now it’s finally time to disclose it. It consists of two recordings, from 2006 and 2008, both recorded with Umeås very own hardcore producer Erik “Eken” Lindberg (No Omega, Forever Young, Lesra etc) in Dead End Studios, Umeå.

The album will be released November 30th all over Europe by Discouraged Records but is up for preorder already, click here



Plector releases "Punishment Day" and calls it quits! (2012/09/10)

The end is upon us.

“Punishment Day” is here.

With the release of their second album - a respectful and innovative homage to Thrash Metal of the 80s and Death Metal of the 90’s - Plector calls it quits.



The album, “Punishment Day”, is brutal and playful, a sentiment of devotion to their heritage combined with the furiousity and pace that comes with modern Metal. The album was recorded in legendary Toontrack Studios with the band’s new bass player Patrik Wall (Apostasy) at the wheel and later on mixed and mastered by Ronnie Björnström (Zonaria, Apostasy, Live Elephant, Feral and many - many more) at equally legendary Garageland Studios. Needless to say, the albums sounds legendary. Armed with defined and heavy drums, a thick yet crisp bass sound, clear yet brutal guitars and last but not least - a vocal effort that’ll make the most chastened Death Metal fan fall flat of their chair.

That’s the good news.

The bad news is that this is Plector’s last album. Since 2010, the band started showing a lack of progress, and due to the financial exhaustion that comes from being an underground band, combined with other priorities, Plector only managed to perform a total of three live shows in Sweden during 2011. For a band that takes pride in their live shows, that’s not sufficient. During the summer of 2012, with “Punishment Day” being finished, the band admitted to themselves that they were slipping apart and found it hard to motivate themselves in the Plector-department. A unanimous decision was made, and with the release of “Punishment Day” at Discouraged Fest in September 2012, Plector visits the stage for the last time. As a band with a strong visual history at Youtube, the event will of course be recorded and made available for the public in the aftermath of the Festival.

The album will be released October 31 all over Europe by Discouraged Records (Moloken, Abandon, This Gift is a Curse, Terrortory etc) and distributed by Sound Pollution (Europe).



This Gift Is a Curse massive european tour starts tomorrow! (5/9 2012)

THIS GIFT IS A CURSE EUROPEAN TOUR!
Tomorrow on september 6th swedish gloomy hardcore crossover band This Gift Is A Curse start their long awaited european tour.
It's a massive one, 30 shows in 30 days and playing 10 countries!

The album was released on may 11th by Discouraged Records in scandinavia and co-relased with Bloated Veins(DK), Braincrushing Records(FR), Enjoyment Records(UK) and Monotonstudio Records(GER). Scandinavian distribution by Sound Pollution

THIS GIFT IS A CURSE:
http://thisgiftisacurse.bandcamp.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/This-Gift-is-A-Curse/169340306801
http://www.myspace.com/thisgiftisacurse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvUjx17RgjY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv69Hf0Fjl4



Tourdates with Hexis (Denmark)

SEPTEMBER:
6 - KB18, Copenhagen (Denmark)
7 - Veb, Lübeck (Germany)
8 - De Onderbroek, Nijmegen (Holland)
9 - Vrankrijk, Amsterdam (Holland)
10 - Rocas, Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
11 - Platform 5, Ashford (England)
12 - The Black Heart, London (England)
13 - Olives Cafe, Norwich (England)
14 - Royal Park Cellars, Leeds (England)
15 - Chameleon Arts Cafe, Nottingham (England)
16 - The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh (Scotland)
17 - 13th Note, Glasgow (Scotland)
18 - The Tunnels, Aberdeen (Scotland)
19 - Balcony Bar, Dundee (Scotland)
20 - Auntie Annies, Belfast (North Ireland)
21 - Richardsons, Galway (Ireland)
22 - Fred Zeppelin's, Cork (Ireland)
23 - The Pint, Dublin (Ireland)
24 - The Croft, Bristol (England)
25 - Emporium Gallorium, Rouen (France)
26 - Le Trokson, Lyon (France)
27 - Club Sentinel, Bilbao (Spain)
28 - Liceo Mutante, Pontevedra (Spain)
29 (early) - CasaViva, Porto (Portugal)
29 (late) - M-Day 2012, Braga (Portugal)
30 - Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de, Lisboa (Portugal)

OCTOBER:
1 - Wurlitzer Ballrom, Madrid (Spain)
2 - Kixkil, Bayonne (France)
3 - Saint Des Seins, Toulouse (France)
4 - L'Ecurie, Geneve (Switzerland)
5 - AZ, Aachen (Germany)
6 - Baracke, Münster (Germany)

Discouraged Fest 2012 (20/6)


We are proud to say that September 14-15 we will bring extreme music to Umeå. We plan to release the first bands as soon as humanly possible, but at the same time we don't want to rush things. Just know that it will be an awesome event.


We're talking two days, eight bands, distros and bar, it will be epic. The event takes place in Studion, Folkets Hus, Umeå.

Some new from the north!

Thrashers Plector finished their sophomore album a while back, and it's an epic mix of old school and modern thrash metal that will blow your mind! It will be released through Discouraged Records this autumn and celebrated in true Plector fashion at Discouraged Fest 2012.

We also got the album from Umeå grind legends Bingo, entitled "Ett grindslagsmål i två delar". The album is so insane, rumour has it that it has caused car accidents. We know you can't wait for this so samples will be up SOON!

It's been a couple of years since anyone heard from Luleås Borg 64, but they're back! They sent some songs our way that leave all other bands experimenting with hardcore and electronica standing in the dust! Can't wait to release this!

And don't despair - we will release the first bands to play Discouraged Fest (14-15/9) in a short time!

Win some of our releases!


In cooperation with Close Up Magazine we present a chance for you to win a copy of Terrortory THE SEED LEFT BEHIND, Moloken RURAL, Ghamorean TERRA RUINA and Plector DARK & SPITEFUL.


Click here for more info!



Plector: Final studio update! (2012-05-14)

In case you missed it - Plector released their final video from their latest studio adventure, have at it!



THIS GIFT IS A CURSE - I, Guilt Bearer LP OUT NOW (2012-05-11)

Finally, the long awaited full length LP from Stockholm blackened sludge kings. 'I, GUILT BEARER', available now on black/red haze vinyl, beautiful artwork!

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News from "THIS GIFT IS A CURSE" album preview and tours! (April 13)



After the debut CDEP in 2010 (Discouraged Records), this stockholm quartet has been really busy. The EP was praised all over Europe leading way for several tours taking the band through Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy.

Now This Gift Is A Curse are finally ready to unveil their debut full length album - “I, Guilt Bearer”.

The album will be released on may 11th by Discouraged Records in scandinavia and co-relased with Bloated Veins(DK), Braincrushing Records(FR), Enjoyment Records(UK) and Monotonstudio Records(GER).

PRE ORDERS ARE UP!
order here

Video and tourdates:
the band is now working on their first ever video aswell as several tours, see dates below!



Tracklist:
01 The swarm
02 Inferno Ad O
03 Att hata allt mänskligt liv
04.The Crossing
05 Deciever
06 1901
07 Head And Arms
08 The Sound Of Broken Bells
09 I Will Swallow All Light

UPCOMING SHOWS:
5/5 - Göteborg @ Fängelset (+ Anchor, Alenah), SE
17/5 - Stockholm @ Vielle Montagne (+ suis la lune, no omega), SE
25/5 - Umeå @ verket, SE
26/5 - Luleå @ Föreningsgatan, SE
12/7 - Debaser @ Malmö, SE
13/7 - TBA, DK/SE
14/7 - TBA, DK/SE

This Gift is A Curse + HEXIS fall tour
6/9 - TBA Copenhagen
7/9 - Veb, Lübeck (Germany)
8/9 - De Onderbroek, Nijmegen (Holland)
9/9 - TBA, Ghent (Belgium)
10/9 - TBA, Lille (France)
11/9 - TBA, Kent (England)
12/9 - TBA, London (England)
13/9 - TBA, England
14/9 - TBA, England
15/9 - TBA, Manchester (England)
16/9 - TBA, Edinburgh (Scotland)
17/9 - 13th Note, Glasgow (Scotland)
18/9 - TBA, Aberdeen (Scotland)
19/9 - TBA, Dundee (Scotland)
20/9 - Auntie Annies, Belfast (North Ireland)
21/9 - TBA, Galway (Ireland)
22/9 - TBA, Cork (Ireland)
23/9 - The Pint, Dublin (Ireland)
24/9 - TBA, Wales
25/9 - TBA, Rouen (France)
26/9 - TBA, Lyon (France)
27/9 - TBA, Bilbao (Spain)
28/9 - Nave:At.Mosphera-Zeo, Palencia (Spain)
29/9 - TBA, Braga (Portugal)
30/9 - TBA, Portugal
1/10 - TBA, Madrid (Spain)
2/10 - TBA, Barcelona (Spain)
3/10 - TBA, Toulouse (France)
4/10 - L'Ecurie, Geneve (Switzerland)
5/10 - AZ, Aachen (Germany)
6/10 - TBA, Germany

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Johnny Electric "Communication Radio Highway" out now!

Umeås unholy garagetrio Johnny Electric is finally ready to unleash their second album upon the world. Ok its not evil, but its groovey and here is the proof, live video taken from their release celebration 10 days ago here in Umeå:



News from the north! (Umeå, Sweden february 21th)

Ok, we have a lot of great things coming up this year, several great releases aswell as the first "Discouraged Fest" ever which will be held here in Umeå in september. But we start off with a real garage-rock album from Umeå-band Johnny Electric. More news about upcoming albums and Discoruaged Fest will be presented real soon.


MMI20 - Johnny Electric - Communication Radio Highway (LP)
Second album from this awesome garagerock band will be released on march 15th, only on Vinyl!
Johnny Electric, featuring members from Crystal Caravan, The Scramblings and Julia Pastrana, are back with their new album “Communication Radio Highway”! And we’re proud to present this record, a unique co-operation between Discouraged and local rock club Scharinska - Johnny Electric gives us a “uppercut of love to everyone who’s in to rock and blues”!




UPCOMING RELASES:
This Gift Is A Curse - I, Guilt Bearer (LP)
Bingo - Ett grindslagsmål i två delar (digipak CD)
Scumkill - TBA


LATEST RELASES:
MMI17 - Terrortory - The Seed Left Behind (digipak CD)
“...7 solid as fuck compositions that are almost flawless for this genre...”
9/10 Metalkaoz.com, 4/5 Joyzine.se, 9/10 Pavillon666.fr

MMI3 - Moloken - Rural (digifile CD)
"...As the audience of this dynamic album you get to have all your senses on alert, with a range of emotions are generated in the sound..."
10/11 Swedenmetal.se, 4/5 @ Muzic.se, ‎8/10 @ Metalcovenant.com


News in the distro:
Abandon - The Dead End (3xLP)
Anticrust / Sinequanon - 7"split (7")
Breach - Godbox (12"EP)
Bombettes, the Get out of my trailer, sailer (LP)
Cult Of Luna - S/T (2xLP) (Re-stock)
Cult Of Luna - The Beyond (2xLP) (Re-stock)
Crystal Caravan - s/t (CD)
Crystal Caravan - Against the rising tide (CD)
Crystal Caraven - Circle (T-shirt)
Crystal Caraven - new logo (T-shirt)
Crystal Caraven - Against the rising tide (T-shirt)
Flagellant - Morbus Nefaltus (12'EP)
Flagellant - Monuments (LP)
Holmes - Have I Told You Lately That I Loathe You (LP)
Johnny Electric - Communication Radio Highway (LP) (pre-order)
Johnny Electric - the Box (LP)
Masshysteri - Masshysteri (LP)
Mattias Alkberg - Anarkisten (LP)
Meleeh - To Live And Die Alone (LP)
Moloken - Our Astral Circle (CD, south american press)
Moloken - Rural (CD)
Misantropic - Insomnia (LP)
Revolta / Once Again - 7" split (Re-stock)
Syket - Let it Heal (12" maxi single)
Syket - Fishband EP (12")
Syket - With Love (LP)
Terrortory - The Seed Left Behind (CD)
Trainspotters - Dirty North (LP)
Trainspotters - Rewind and Kap (12"EP)
Wolfman Jack - Now (LP)

Moloken releaseshow for Rural, november 30th!

Release show for Rural
Moloken have announced the release show for Rural, it will take place in their hometown Umeå on november 30th. Specialguest are labelmates Ghamorean so this will surley be a night to remember.

Wednesday november 30 @ Scharinska
Facebook event





Terrortory releaseshow for The Seed left Behind!

The latest addition to our rooster is Skellefteå outfit Terrortory. They will release their debut album november 25th and this will of course not be celebrated without a great show!

the releseshow will be in their hometown of Skellefteå and held at local music bar Coasters

Friday november 18 @ Coasters
facebook event



Moloken & Terrortory Pre-Orders are up!

Pre-Orders
Both Moloken and Terrortorys album are now up for pre-orders in the shop, see to the right for links.

Moloken & Ghamorean upcoming shows
We are proud to present this amazing tour package, Moloken & Ghamorean hitting the roads together and besides the Summer Camp Festival in Västerås last weekend the band have 3 more dates together this november, 2 in finland and 1 in Umeå Sweden. Each show is linked to the facebookpage.

11/11 Vaasa @ Leipäthdas/Brödfabriken, FI
12/11 Oulu @ Teekkaritalo (Crustoberfest), FI
30/11 Umeå @ Scharinska (Rural releasefest), SE

Moloken "The Titan Above Us" Official Video 2011-10-20



Moloken reveals artwork and first preview of the new album!

Umeå metal pioneers Moloken can finally shed some light over how their new album might sound. Their highly anticipated second album Rural has got a face and sound. Enjoy!



Thin Line - Soundcloud link
Moloken - Thin Line by Discouraged Records


Official release date
the album is set to be released november 25th and will be distributed all over europe by Sound Pollution


Video
The first Video for the track The Titan Above Us is also complete and will be released shortly.

This Gift Is A Curse working on debut album and europeantour in october!

Stockholmbased Discouraged act This Gift Is A Curse who released their debut EP in 2010, is ready for the next chapter.

Album
The selftitled EP gained alot of great reviews all over europe and the band have been constantly touring since its release. Now the band completed the recordings of their upcoming debut album which will contain 9 songs and is beeing mixed in this very moment. Handeling the recording is Magnus Björk know for his work with Meleeh and Children of Fall. More info about the album will come soon

European Tour
The band will head out for a 16 day long european tour together with Italian dark hardcore act "Curse This Ocean" and will take them through 8 countries: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Austria, Romania and Hungary.



Tour schedule
07/10 @ Klubb 43 - Stockholm - SE
08/10 @ Nordengården - Göteborg - SE
09/10 @ Boltic Stugan - Karlstad - SE
10/10 @ Söderhönan - Jönköping - SE
11/10 @ Café Oden - Karlskrona - SE
12/10 @ Godset - Koldinge - DK
13/10 @ Kraftwerket - Copenhagen - DK
14/10 @ Cafe Nova - Essen - DE
15/10 @ Sub - Graz - AT
16/10 @ This is Underground - Vicenza - IT
17/10 @ Corso Pub - Chelm - PL
18/10 @ Irish & Music Club - CLuj Napoca - RO
19/10 @ Houseshow - Pesc - HU
20/10 @ SZABAD AZ Á - Budapest - HU
21/10 @ TBA - Italy
22/10 @ Ak 44 - Gießen - DE

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This Gift Is A Curse @ myspace


New release: Terrortory - the seed left behind



Skellefteå offsprings Terrortory will release their debut album "the seed left behind" in the last quater of this year.

The album contains 7 tracks and will be released on Digipak. The cover is handpainted by long time friend Fredrik Aaro and recorded by
Henrik Wiklund (Totalt Jävla Mörker, Royal Downfall among others)

The band has released a video teaser aswell as the first whole song through their facebook page, all you have to do is press the "like" button:
Terrortory facebook

Videoteaser:


Soldier One releases new album in 3 episodes, 1 episode out now!



Since the release of the bands selftitled debut 7" vinyl, it seems like time have stood still for Solider One, but no, they have secretly been planning their sequal and time if finally upon us:

"WITNESSING THE ORCHESTRATION OF TIME"
is the title of the upcoming second album from swedish SID power violence duo Soldier One,
exploring the vast sonic possibilities of combining 21st century power violence with oldschool 8-bit audio hardware; the sound most of us remember from the early home computer Commodore 64 with the not as well known epileptic energic outbursts of power violence, a subgenre of hardcore punk.

"Witnessing the Orchestration of Time" is a suite consisting of three episodes:
Episode 1: Quantum Fluctuation (digital release 11th August 2011)
Episode 2: Deconstructing Spheres (digital release 11th September 2011)
Episode 3: Configuration of Spheres in Pixelated Bodies (digital release 11th October 2011)

The episodes will be available for free download when released at www.soldier001.com
A complete album will then be released in its physical form on 11-11-11.

Following the physical release 11-11-11, a short release tour in Sweden and Norway together with Next Life is planned.


DOWNLOAD EPISODE 1, FOR FREE:
www.soldier001.com


Moloken update on new album, video, cover art, shows, website! 2011-08-04

Release postponed
Molokens new album Rural is set to be released in november and not in august like first announced, exact release date will be revealed soon. The album mix is now finished and will be mastered during next week by long time companion Sven Engdahl.

Cover
the cover design will be handled yet again by graphic artist/animator Kenny Lindström (organic level) known for his previous work with Moloken but also for Bring Me the Horizon, Totalt Jävla Mörker, Logh, Norma Jean and much more. The Rural cover is completely hand drawn and needed 8 scans to get all artwork, now it will be digitally coloured and said to be more phsycadelic and more intricate then previous artworks.

Video
the band has also reported that their first video is beeing filmed by renowned metal video makers Standard Film Team. Responsible for videos by Dark Funeral, Aeon, Ghamorean, Santification, Plector, Zonaria, Feral and more. The video how ever will not contain a single shoot of the band unlike their previous work. expect a dark, atmospheric estetic with beautiful landscape views.

Upcoming shows:
They have some exclusive shows coming up were they will play new material only. These will be their only shows until the album is released. First up is a festival in Sandviken called Ta livet i dina egna händer were they will play together with friends Kongh on saturday the 6th.

6/8 Sandviken @ Ta Livet i dina egna händer Festival
13/8 Örnsköldsvik @ Merry can
31/8 Umeå @ Verket
1/9 Tba
2/9 Stockholm @ Grundbulten
3/9 Tba

New website
the band has also launched their new site which will be more frequantly updated
www.moloken.net


Plector records new album, releases Flann-Hell video vol.2 - 2011/07/10

Plector has finally begun to record their new yet untitled album, this will be their first with the new line up since Patrik Wall joined the band on bass, taking over from Björn Algers. Recording will take place at Toon-track studios, known around the world for their "Drumkit From Hell" software featuring Tomas Haake from Meshuggah among others. So expect nothing else than superior sound

Flann-Hell Volume 2 has finally been released, the 36 minutes long video contains live footage from both US tours, recordings of Dark & Spiteful and random folksy tour shit, funny as hell!

- > Flann-Hell Volume 2 @ YouTube

in other news...
Polish Masterful Magazines Pawel Palica interviews Andreas Båtsmans of Ghamorean about latest headchopper: Terra Ruina!

-> www.masterful-magazine.com

/kristoffer

Moloken reveals new album information and more!! - 2011/03/16

Finally we have some news from Umeås metal sensation Moloken is finally upon us.

There has been a great silence from these gentlemen of darkness and doom,
ever since their last tour ended in October 2010 which took them through Scandinavia,
headlining shows in Norway, Sweden and Finland.

And as you may or may not know, the band entered the studio in November 2010
and now all recordings are complete. But very little information has left the camp.
But all who wait shall be rewarded, so read their statement below and rejoice!



MESSAGE FROM MOLOKEN:
Hi, below we have the honour to finally release some news to the mass, about our new album, South America release of Our Astral Circle, new shows and European booking agency.

* Our upcoming album have finally be entitled, namely: Rural.

* The album will be released in Scandinavia and Europe by Discouraged Records on august the 27th.

* Album songtitles in no particular order: ULV, The Titan Above Us, Waltz Of Despair, The Thin Line, Casus, Blank Point, Åland.

* Mixing and mastering will yet again be handled by the soundgenuis Sven Engdahl (We all face the dark alone; Our Astral Circle and other Discouraged act Ghamoreans lastest masterpiece "Terra Ruina")

* We will start working with the european booking agency Underground Booking (DE) and a european tour will follow upon the release .

* Our debut album Our Astral Circle will be released in South America by Maca Ataka (Ecuador) and Detesta (Mexico) in may.

* We have 5 upcoming shows, 1 now on saturday here in our hometown, Umeå where we will play new songs exclusively. and 4 in finland that will take place in april and may.

GHAMOREAN interview @ Sonic Abuse - 2011/01/31

Link:
http://www.sonicabuse.com/

GHAMOREAN & PLECTOR out now! Ghamorean interview (swe) - 2011/01/28

Today, both records "Ghamorean - Terra Ruina" and "Plector - Dark & Spiteful" are officially released and is now available through our shop and our distributors: www.soundpollution.se. They will of course soon be on every major internetstore aswell such as: cdon.com, ginza.se, amazon.com


Ghamorean interview
Follow the link to read the interview by Västerbottens-Folkblad with Andreas Båtsman of Ghamorean about the new album TERRA RUINA.

www.vk.se

GHAMOREAN & PLECTOR preorder, mailorder update!

Both Ghamorean and Plector albums is as you may noticed a bit delayed, but now FINALLY they are to be released on january 28th.

And preorders are up now!!
hurry up and buy!

Mailorder update:
Ghamorean - Terra Ruina CD (preorder)
Plector - Dark & Spiteful CD (preorder)
Ghamorean - Eon Escahtos CD (restock)
Flagellant - Monuments CD
the Spectacle - I, Fail 2LP
Dominic - Nord LP
Nasum - Shift LP
Rotten Sound - Exit LP
Randy - Randy the Band LP
No Hawaii - Snake My Charms CD
Kristofer Åström - when her eyes turned blue 10"
Fireside - Uomini Donore LP
Lukestar - Lake Toba LP
Imperial State Electric - S/T LP
Snöras - H.O.W & Plauge Waters DLP

Click here to visit the webshop!


Ghamorean TERRA RUINA releasefest!



GHAMOREAN
releasefest för nya plattan
TERRA RUINA

Live på scen: GHAMOREAN, MOLOKEN och JZZBLK

+ DJ BLASHYRKH spelar hård musik

20 första gästerna får ett exemplar av nya plattan!

Scharinska
Fredag 7 Januari
21:00
20 år
80 kr

www.scharinska.se
www.ghamorean.com
www.myspace.com/moloken
www.myspace.com/jzzblk

GHAMOREAN - TERRA RUINA Official releasedate



Finally, after years of intense drudge, the official release date of the new GHAMOREAN album "TERRA RUINA" can now be presented. The album will appear for the public on January 28th 2011.

"Third album by Sweden´s unclaimed death/black metal kings GHAMOREAN. Displaying a fierce combination of brutality, dynamics, darkness, speed and haunting disharmonic melodies. This is a fucking masterpiece! Blackened death metal for fans of Bloodbath, Emperor and Mayhem"

visit the bands myspace for songs from the new album
www.myspace.com/ghamorean

the artwork is made by Hugo sundkvist and Erik Olovsson (totalt jävla mörker, khoma, refused and much more)

Tracklisting:
1. Towards Pandemonium
2. Underneath Grey Heavens
3. Flagrum
4. In Man, A Plague
5. Calvary & Martyrdom
6. Worship My Icon
7. Iblis
8. Universal Miscreant

- Kristoffer Bäckström

This Gift Is A Curse - S/T CDEP out now!



Finally its released. The Stockholm based outfit THIS GIFT IS A CURSE selftitled debut record. The official releasedate was 14:th october and the record has already gotten som great reviews all over europe, check links below.

this of course also means thats is available now for purchase everywere cool like: THE DISCOURAGED SHOP, Ginza, CDON, Sound Pollution, Record Heaven and heaps more of places

Now the band are currently touring to promote the release. check their myspace to follow tourdates
http://www.myspace.com/thisgiftisacurse


Reviews:
Lukezine (swe) 8/10 points

Czechcore(cz):

The Streets webzine (no)- 7/10 points

Corezine (swe) - 7/10points:

shootmeagain.com (bel)

Lords of metal (nl) - 72/100points:




Moloken to tour Scandinavia in september/october!

Moloken are currently booking for a 18 day scandianvian tour and the dates are between september 16 to october 2 (16/9 - 2/10). 7 swedish shows, 4 in finland, 2 in denmark and 4 in norway is planned for.

and with huge thanks to Tiger in norway and Blow Up That Grammophone in finland its now a reality.

the swedish shows will be with This Gift is A Curse, finnish shows with Radar and norwegian shows with Manhattan skyline.

Scandinavian Tour schedule:
15/9 Linköping AT L´Orient w/ This Gift is A Curse
16/9 Stockholm AT Sugar Bar w/ This Gift is A Curse
17/9 Uppsala AT Ungdomens Hus, SE w/ This Gift is A Curse, Via Fondo, Monaurals
18/9 Oskarshamn AT Ungdomens Hus, SE w/ This Gift is A Curse, Achilles
19/9 Karlskrona AT Porslinan, SE w/ This Gift is A Curse
23/9 Oulu AT Nuclear Nightclub, FI w/ Radar
24/9 Jyväskylä AT Lutakko, FI w/ Radar
25/9 Turku AT S-Osis, FI w/ Radar
26/9 Helsinki AT Kuudes Linja, FI w/ Radar, Betrayal at Bespin
29/9 TBA norway W/ Manhattan Skyline
30/9 TBA norway W/ Manhattan Skyline
1/10 Oslo AT Garage, NO W/ Manhattan Skyline & Dominic
2/10 Trondheim AT Fru Lundgreen, NO W/ Manhattan Skyline

follow the bands myspace blog, to get all the lastest updates:
http://www.myspace.com/Moloken

17/6 Moloken Our Astral Circle LP finally out!





Finally, the mastodontic debut album from dark progressive death metallers Moloken finally on Vinyl. 9 songs of progressive doom metal with a total running time of 52 minutes, 26 minutes per side!!

Thick cover sleeve with inlay, amazing artwork!
First press limited to 200 black vinyl, 100 dark green / black marble and download code included!

order through our shop or through Do you dream of noise

/kristoffer

24/5 New release: This Gift is A curse - s/t CDEP

New release on Discouraged Records!

We’re happy to announce that THIS GIFT IS A CURSE is releasing their debut CDEP! The release date is set to be sometime the first week of September 2010. It will contain 4 songs clocking in at about 22 minutes. Recorded by Tomas Skogsberg at Sunlight Studios earlier this year. Mastered by Mange B at Pocadillio Palace in Gävle.
The songs are as follows: the Big Sleep, Death to your hometown, Althea and Voulets dream.

this EP will be co-released with the bands own label: Waratah.
more info, and a peak at the fucking awesome artwork will soon come.

check them out:
www.myspace.com/thisgiftisacurse

/kristoffer

13/5 | Plector - Dark & Spiteful official releasedate



Discouraged Records are proud to announce the signing of Umeås greatest death metal trashers Plector! Their debut album Dark & Spiteful will get a proper release on glossy digipak cover on the 8th of september.

- This is fucking folksy! I cant wait to get our shit out in the open
says Erik "Beardmuff" Engbo of Plector.

check them out!
www.myspace.com/plector
www.plector.se


5/5 - Moloken - Our Astral Circle LP preorder & new Webbstore!

Moloken - Our Astral Circle LP release date
Molokens fantastic debut album will be released on vinyl and official releasedate is the 26th of may. Preorders are up now on Discouraged new webbstore/distro

just click here or Distro in the menu to place your order, Shipping worldwide.

new store online now!
for this event we are proud to finally release our new store packed with great northern swedish music + more of course.

just click Distro in the menu


4 april - upcoming releases and new webstore!

There is a lot cooking in the discouraged camp. New band are hearby welcome to the rooster and here is a short introduction.

Ghamorean - Terra Ruina
Umeå blackened death metal unit Ghamoreans new record TERRA RUINA is currently beeing mixed and planned to be released this fall.

Plector - Dark & Spiteful
Death Metal Trashers Plector from Umeås Debut album Dark & Spiteful will get a proper release late summer with digipak cover.

Bingo - Ett grindslagsmål i två delar
Grindheads Bingos(Umeå) debut album "Ett grindslagsmål i två delar" is finally been re-mastered and ready to hit the pressing plant. Expect a release during the late summer.

New webstore!
after lots of hours updating our new webstore its soon ready to go online. now you can finally order directly and pay with visa card via paypal. be sure to check in once and a while!

/kristoffer


22 march - Moloken Our Astral Circle LP and may tour!

yes, its fucking finally true. Their masterful debut album will finally be released on vinyl by Discouraged Records together with Do You Dream of Noise! Release date will be in may ready for the tour!

First press will be 300 pieces, cover will be Matt standard Sleeve with inlay.
100 coloured and 200 black

pre orders will be up soon!
keep your eyes open

Moloken Tour!
Moloken will do their second european tour in may between the 7-22.

more info on their myspace
www.myspace.com/moloken


/kristoffer


30 january - Abandon The Dead End won swedish Manifestaward!

The jury´s nomination in Swedish:
- En avgrund av instrumental ångest. Bittert inte bara på ytan, utan som att falla ner i ett svart hål. Men bitarna faller på plats och bland det tröstlösa mörkrets tungsinta riff lyser en strävan efter ljuset.
Med glädje och smärta tilldelar vi 2010 års Manifestpris i kategorin hårdrock/metal till Abandons sista skiva The Dead End. -

Dani, Mehdi, Ingo, David and Johan, you deserve it! This record is really an amazing piece of art and i am really glad to be a part of the it
/kristoffer

24 january - Moloken and Kongh northern swedish tour!

Discouraged Records presents our first official tour.

our own Moloken is teaming up with mighty Kongh for a four show tour in the north of sweden, the tour called "Norrland is doomed" will take place in Umeå, Luleå, Skellefteå and Sandviken.



Moloken myspace
Kongh myspace

Moloken "Our Astral Circle" OUT NOW!



Molokens masterpiece of debut album have gotten brilliant reviews all over europe with their gloomy progressive doom metal.

Reviews:
10/10 Folk-doom.narod.ru (english)
19/20 Spirit-of-metal.com (english)
9/10 Itsatrap.com (english)
9/10 rokkinzine.fi (finnish)
9/10 Lukinzine.se (swedish)
9/10 Disagreement.net (english)
8,5/10 Heavymetal.no (norwegian)
82/100 Metalrage.com (english)
8/10 Corezine.net (english)
7/10 Rockfreaks.net (english)
7/10 Streetswebzine.com (english)
6,5/10 Globaldomination.se (english)
6/10 Wasteofmind.de (german)
6/10 Close-Up Magazine 116
4,5/7 Metalnews.de (german)
5/6 Nordische-musik.de (german)
4,5 Brutalism.com (english)
4/5 Muzic.se (swedish)
4/5 Nöjesmagasinet city (swedish)
4/5 Västerbottens Folkblad (swedish)
4/5 Metalnallen.blogg.se (swedish)
3,5/5 Asice.net (english)
N/A Lammaszine.fi (finnish)


buy it here:
Discouraged Shop

Molokens new album "Our Astral Circle" Out 090909

Molokens first fullenght album will be out next week. the album is printed on matt digipak and comes with 16 paged bookedlet also matt.

the band has uploaded their entire new album on myspace, check it out:
www.myspace.com/moloken

Moloken tour!
the band are currently booking for their Europeantour between 17-31 october and needs help.

Promoters and general cool people who want so set up shows for them please contact: info@moloken.net

the Pookie Syndrome - 7"EP
The Pookie Syndrome new EP is out next week aswell and they have also uploaded their new release on their myspace. listen and learn!

www.myspace.com/thepookiesyndrome

Moloken album beeing mixed!

Moloken
the album recording is all done and the masters have been sent to Sven Engdahl who once again will handle the mix and master procedure. Sven who worked together with Moloken on their EP but also with The Pookie Syndrome's Album Kaos and upcoming 7"ep, also mastered Angel with no Arms upcoming release. hope for sample to be up soon on their myspace!
>> www.myspace.com/moloken

The Pookie Syndrome - 7"EP
i received the testpress some days ago and it sounded great. gave thumbs up and the vinyls should be heading for Umeå by now. the Cover will be pressed here in umeå and hopefully sent for press around next week. Planned release date is set to 090606, 2 songs from the EP is already up on their myspace
>> www.myspace.com/thepookiesyndrome

Our family grows bigger = New releases
Discouraged will team up with sid-violence act "Soldier One" and release their first still untitled piece as a limited 7"EP release, date it yet to be announced
>> www.myspace.com/soldier001

Moloken has a studioblog !

Moloken has finally revealed the title to their upcoming Album entitled "Our astral Circle" which is beeing recorded as we speak.

they have posted a studioblog on their myspace, check it out!
www.myspace.com/moloken

and by the way!
the Pookie syndrome 7"ep is on the pressing plant, totally rad!

/kristoffer


NEWS - 090203

i suck at updating this web but there is reasons, not just lazyness. Anyway here is the lastest news!

Moloken album recording
Moloken will enter the studio february 28 ro record 9 songs that will be their debut album. Album title, tracklist and cover details will be presented later on.

the band is also booked to play at Umeå's new metalclub Yunkyard february 6 and also the big House of Metal festival on february 27th where they will share stages with Opeth, the Haunted, Nifelheim, Tourture Division and much more

The Pookie Syndrome upcoming 7"ep
the Pookie syndrome recording of 4 songs recorded may 2006 right after the release of their debut album KAOS is now finally going to be released together with U.K based Power Negi records. the 4 songs will be released as a limited edition 7"ep, 333 pieces on transperant vinyl in april just in time for Umeå record fair.

until later
/kristoffer

20081104

NEW MOLOKEN REVIEWS AND UPCOMING TOUR

Moloken November Tour
15/11 Metal Galaxy @ Hamnmagasinet, Umeå SE
21/11 Kultursjärnan, Gnarp SE
22/11 Bageriet, Östersund SE
23/11 Fru Lundgreen, Trondheim NO
24/11 scandinavian tour - TBA HELP
25/11 Utkanten, Malmö, SE
26/11 scandinavian tour - TBA HELP
27/11 scandinavian tour - TBA HELP
28/11 Klubb sherwood @ broder tuck Stockholm SE
29/11 Uppsala Hardcore Party @ Ungdomens Hus, Uppsala SE

We still need help with 3 dates, contact info(at)discouragedrecords.com to help

All the reviews so far
Moloken CDEP has gotten real good reviews all over europe, here is a complete (so far) list with links:

9/10 Allschools.de
9/10 Lukinzine.se
8.5/10 Globaldomination.se
8/10 Daredevilrecords.de
8/10 Disagreement.net
7/10 Close-Up Magazine "105"
6/10 Zeromagazine.nu
6/10 Lammaszine.fi
4/5 Muzic.se
4/5 Rokkizine.fi
3,5/5 Asice.net
3/5 Agonyzone.com
3/5 Västerbottens Folkblad

/kristoffer

20080922

The label
alot has happened the last few months, Molokens debut EP "we all face the dark alone" has recivied alot of good reviews and some interviews and there is still more to come.
Discouraged Records has also got a European distribution through Record Heaven, which means that european retailers can get hold of all Discouraged releases .

the site has moved to another server so i can finally working and updating it again, since my last server was locked in some way. As you may have noticed I have re-done some pages already but a real big esthetic change will soon be done aswell.

Moloken upcoming gigs, tour and reviews
Moloken has some upcoming shows before the scandinavian tour in november.

26 Sep Sliperiet, Örnsköldsvik
27 Sep Intakto, Gävle
18 Oct Café Station, Umeå
24 Oct Sandviksteatern, Holmsund
25 Oct Ropstugan, Holmsund

the tour will be between 21-30 november and i am currently booking. if you want moloken to your home town in sweden, norway or denmark.
please contact info[at]discouragedrecords(dot)com

their debut EP has also gotten some mighty fine reviews so far:
8.5/10 Globaldomination.se
8/10 Daredevilrecords.de
8/10 Disagreement.net
4/5 Muzic.se
3,5/5 Asice.net
6/10 Zeromagazine.nu
3/5 Västerbottens Folkblad

Moloken release delayed to 27 aug & Releasefest!

DELAYED DEBUT
Molokens debut "We All Face the Dark Alone" will be released on wednesday the 27 of august in scandinavia through sound pollution and that is final.

RELEASEFEST


/koffe

2008-06-13

MOLOKEN - We All Face the Dark Alone CDEP

RELEASEDATE: 20080627



PRE ORDER NOW:

70 sek / 8 euro / 9 dollar (including shipping & mp3)
koffe (at) skitsystem.net

Distributed in scandinavia by Sound Pollution

2008-05-18

NEW RELEASES!!
We have huge news, none other than 4 releases is scheduled to hit the stores within this year turns into another.

After a long long silence and no new release, finally we welcome: Bingo, Angel with no arms and Moloken to the Discouraged Family.

Check this out:
Moloken - we all face the dark alone CDEP
Angel with no arms - s/t 7"EP
Bingo - Mer grind än din morsa CD
The Pookie Syndrome - s/t 7"EP

more information about the releases and the bands soon to come. I have a whole lot to update, but since we have some server issues it will take a bit longer than hoped for.

In other news:
I was yet again on Umeårecordfair in april and namedropping for som cred and selling my fablous distro. Speaking of the distro, it has been a real slow year but finally got some got shit, namley these beauties!

Burst - Prey on life & Origo 2xLP, Burst - Prey on life, Burst - Origo CD, Burst - In conventing ways CDEP, Kongh - Counting heartbeats DLP, Kongh/Ocean cheif - split 12", Kongh - Counting heartbeats CD, Logh - Raging sun LP

stay tuned
/kristoffer

2008-02-09

MOLOKEN TOUR

Finally, the first gigs for Moloken is booked, it will be a little tour in the north of sweden. Playing together with Gävle's Meleeh and Skellefteås Angel With No Arms and last gig in Umeå with metalheads Zonaria.

10/2 - Föreningsgatan 7, Luleå (Meleeh, A.W.N.A)
11/2 - Hamnmagasinet, Umeå (Meleeh, A.W.N.A)
12/2 - Pipeline, Sundsvall (Meleeh)
22/2 - Scharinska , Umeå (Zonaria)


In other moloken news the CDEP is now mixed and mastered. Now kenny from organic level is working on artwork. the release is still set for late march, and it will be a killer. The band has uploaded a myspace cut for you all to hear. go visit! www.myspace.com/moloken

2008-01-06

whats up 2008 ?!

this year will actually be full of things to come. I will release my new band Moloken's CDEP sometime in march. I am also currently helping good friends in Royal Downfall to get their new album "these means have no end" and their debut "8-16" on my distribution with sound pollution.

NEW RELEASE: MOLOKEN
my long going side project Moloken has turned out to be a quartet. First recording as a band took place in Piteå in early november, their we recorded a 15 minute long monster that will be released sometime in march. the song is now beeing mixed by mastermind Sven Engdahl (pookie syndrome amongs others) and will feature Johnny from insomniac convetion (cult of luna among others) on soundscapes and effects.

we are currently planning shows ahead and hopefully february will be a good month with our first show ever and then some. more news on that later on.

keep in checking in for clips and lots more...
/k-dog

2007-10-21 - BIG DISTRO UPDATE

NEW ARRIVALS AND OLD GOODIES
i have really fresh new shit like KONGH and really rare like HIM KEROSENE and ECLIPSE.

Here is a complete list of all the new titles!:
Aerial - Black rain from the bombing CD
Aerial - The Sentinel CD
Audrey - s/t CDEP
Audrey - visible form CD
Convoj - S/t CDEP
Crash - young boy i can help you through your exams 10"
Crystal committee - tender fury 10"
Crystal committee - forever overhead CD
Eclipse - the bonafide ep 7"
Eclipse - the jehova congress 10"
Ellis the vacuumchild - peace by extermination CD
Him kerosene - no mend no repair CDEP
Iona - a noise CD
Kongh - Counting Heartbeats CD
Logh - The Raging Sun LP
Logh - The Raging Sun 7"
Music 77 - s/t 7"
Music 77 - Seek ye first the kingdom of CD
Old Man Gloom - Christmas 2xLP
Old Man Gloom - Seminar III: Zozobra + Meditations in B 2xLP
Once we were - winter kept us warm CDEP
Once we were - contra 2xCD
Scraps of tape - read between the lines all the time CD
Scraps of tape - is this a copy, this is a copy CD
Seidenmatt - if you use this software often - buy it CD
September malevolence - tomorrow we'll wonder where this generation gets its priorities from CD
Seven feet four - to kill is easy CDEP
Stuart - Slow dance 7"
Soviac - triology sexlife rodeo friscotti CD
Switchblade - s/t 7"
Switchblade - s/t (Vinyl collection) CD
Switchblade - s/t 2000 CD
Switchblade - s/t 2003 CD
Switchblade - s/t 2006 CD
Switchblade - s/t 2006 LP
The End Will Be Kicks - s/t CD
The End Will Be Kicks - If you see them tell them i love them CDEP
The End Will Be Kicks - ass of a friend CDEP
V/A - Money Talks - a tribute to bear quartet CD
We vs. death - we too are concerned we are too concerned CD

think about it!
/k


20071007 - news news news!

Discouraged Records on Umeå Recordfair!


I have sold out pretty much and soon i will fill up my distro with new and old really good shit. BUT i have managed to get hold of HIM KEROSENE EP called No mend no repair.. and i have only got a few so be quick.

the pookie syndrome's finland invasion!
the gigs in finland with pookie syndrome was awesome. even though it was only 2 it was totally fucking excellent to rehearse with the boys again and play some funky shit. we have also printed a new t-shirt thats available now.

20070815 - Pookie Syndrome does Finland!

THE POOKIE SYNDROME
the tour with grizzly twister is sadly off. Instead the Pookie Syndrome will for the first time head over to the land of thousand lakes FINLAND to play 2 gigs with Finlands pride Unkind and Derrida. this will take place the 5:th and 6:th of september in Oulu and Rovaniemi. so you northern finns, be sure to check it out!

Pookie Syndrome dates in Finland:
5 sep - Oulu, park 57 (Unkind, Derrida)
6 sep - Rovaniemi, Toriskeida (Unkind, Derrida)

DISTRO
the big startracks load is finally here check out these new items!

The Grizzly Twister - Ont blod
The Grizzly Twister / Nesseria - split cd
Tiger lou - gone drifting - restock
Tiger lou - last night you had to carry me home - restock
Britta Persson - Found at home (CDEP)
Fireside - Elite
Fireside - Fantastic Four
Fireside - Do not tailgate
Fireside - Get shot
Kristofer Astrom - There For (CDEP)
Kristofer Astrom - Loupita
Kristofer Åström - Go went gone
Kristofer Astrom - So much for staying alive LTD
Kristofer Astrom - Black Valley (CDEP)
Kristofer Åström - Dead end (CDEP)
Kristofer Astrom - Leaving Songs
Kristofer Astrom - Northern Blues
Leiah - Sounds & Diversity
Nine - Listen
Starmarket - Song of Songs
Songs of Soil - The painted trees of Ghostwood
The fine arts showcase - Gustaf Kjellvander presents the electric pavilion
Tiger Lou - Trouble & Desire (CDEP)
Tiger Lou - Is my head still on?
Tiger Lou - The Loyal
Tiger Lou – Nixon (CDS)
Tiger Lou- The Loyal (CDS)


20070619 - BIG NEWS!

NEW RELEASE
Discouraged Records are proud to announce that we will co-release "The Grizzly Twister - Ont Blod" on LP together with Midmarch in the U.K and Krawa in France.

the release date is not yet set, so be sure to check in now and then for more info coming up!

in the meantime, check the new songs on myspace here!
www.myspace.com/thegrizzlytwister

LITHANY
A week ago, i was invited to listen to some new lithany tunes. and despite the loss of a guitarist and then their vocalist. they haven't slacked off. they have about 7 complete songs (without vocals then of course) and is still looking for a singer in the Umeå region. so if you like their shit and want to try it out. please contact them.

the songs are heavier and harder than before and it will kick the living shit out of people. hopefully the vocalist process wont take too long time and they can begin to record for future release.

check back soon and watch out for old stinky persons!
/k

DISTRO NEWS!

the distro has been selling good and i am out of many many records. but keep the faith!

this summer i will order more from labels such as
Trust No One Recordings (switchblade, old man gloom etc)
Startracks (fireside, tiger lou, kristofer åström etc)
Hydra Head (pelican, botch, big buiness etc)
Wasted Sounds (knugen faller, icos, insurgent kid etc)

and more...
be sure to check in once in a while to explore incoming shit! it will be awesome!

/k

11 may -07 // The Pookie Syndrome interview

MORE POOKIE NEWS!
Its actually true, when KAOS was released to the press, PITEÅ TIDNINGEN did a interview . read it here: http://www.pitea-tidningen.se/artikel.aspx?artid=55258&cat=4&pageIndex=2

DISTRO
new stuff in: 2 x tiger lou, cobolt, koma, meleeh and much more!

20 april -07 // TPS Tour and some distro thingys

The Pookie Syndrome tour in aug/sep
the pookie fanatics is going on yet another tour, this time with the amzing Grizzly Twister from gävle. It is a scandinavian tour through Norway, Sweden and Finland. the tour will take place between 24 aug to 8 sep.

check out some new Pookie Syndrome songs on myspace
www.myspace.com/thepookiesyndrome
and while you are at it. check out Grizzly Twister
www.myspace.com/thegrizzlytwister

Tourplan:
24 aug TBA, NO
25 aug Harstad, NO
26 aug Sortland, NO
27 aug TBA, NO
28 aug day off
29 aug TBA, NO
30 aug TBA, SE
31 aug Gävle, SE
1 sep TBA, SE
2 sep day off
3 sep day off
4 sep, TBA, FI
5 sep, Oulo, FI
6 sep, TBA, FI
7 sep, TBA, FI
8 sep, TBA, FI

DISTRO
revolta/ once again 7" and helvete - bloodsoaked sweets back in stock and 2 new titles: The Groovies - wants you to... do the twist and the groovies / the coffin lids 7" split

18 April -07 // server crash, reviews and new distro items!

welcome back!
Finally the server is online again so i can update whats going on. New releases are being planned this fall but since all the details are not finished, i won't reveal anything yet, be sure to stick around, you might love it!

KAOS reviews
yes, things haven't gone that quick for them to drop in but now 3 hot ones can be read, just click releases and pookie syndrome to read!

25 new distro items
yes, even though the server has been down i haven't been slacking off on the server. Since many of my items was sold out i have bougth a lot of both new and old but still fresh records!

go to distro

peace in the hood!
/K

2007-01-16 // THE NORTHERN DISTRO

THE DISTRO
as you might have noticed, i have started a distro. i just finished adding new records and have now a total of 50 records. its all a great mix of cd and vinyl and genres like metal, hardcore, punk, rock, postrock, screamo and whatnot.

the distro goal is to focus on band from the north parts of sweden (norrland) but it will contain everthing i like aswell. hope you enjoy and start shopping!

go to distro !

THE GUESTBOOK
i have added a guestbook just for the fun of it so dont forget to sign before you leave!

go to guestbook !

thats all for now, and take a chill-pill
/k

2006-11-25 // SITE UPDATE

now i have updated the site in a more complete sense haha, in the "artists" page you can now click on the bands for more info and such and on the "releases" page you can click on the releases and get more info and reviews on each release.

now you can actually learn something about the label and the bands hahah

stay sharp, avoid acid
/kristoffer

2006-11-07 // POOKIE SYNDROME ON TOUR

NEW POOKIE SYNDROME TOUR
The Pookie Syndrome is going on a tour in mid november and will be playing their first gigs outside sweden ever.

here are the dates! norway beware!
10 nov Höstväsen festival, Piteå *
11 nov Mullberget, Skellefteå
15 nov Gimle, Bodö hardcore festival, Bodö NO
17 nov Nedenom, Harstad NO
19 nov Kaos, Tromsö NO

* also playing on Höstväsen is our very own Lithany.


NORTHERN CONSPIRACY VOLUME 2
the work has begun with the follow up to my first release ever and there will be alot of interesting bands to look forward too. One difference is that there will only be 1 song per band. I will post news on the progress and namedrop some of the bands once in a while.

Hey! you want your band to be featured on the Northern Conspiracy - Volume 2?
mail koffe (at) discouragedrecords.com and we will se what happens.


thats all folks.. tah tah
/k

2006-09-25 // KAOS release

THE POOKIE SYNDROME - KAOS

yes yes, the long wait is over. the album "KAOS" is finally out, and have you ever heard anything like it? hell no!

14 smashtracks that will blow your hardcore brain out. go now and check "media" for mp3 or visit myspace.com/thepookiesyndrome

in time of the release the band went on tour and played all over sweden. now they are rehearsing new songs and recording for 7" release on migthy jezebel. read on their homepage for more
www.thepookiesyndrome.com

thats all for now
/koffe

2006-09-24 //back online!

Howdy!

i have done some changes with the structure and just simple improvments all around. not quite done yet but soon. meanwhile all the album reviews is unavailable. be patient



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