Core Records opens with first signing!
Core records officially opens with the first signing TONGUES! Fronted by ex aversions crown vocalist colin jeffs, this brutal debut is nothing but confronting. Musically and lyrically assaulting anything in its path.
After leaving Aversions Crown, Colin Jeffs started working on a new project. A project based around music that is raw, aggressive, and divergent of any current trends. A reflection and extension of an irate and enraged attitude. This project became Tongues, a collaboration of 5 friends from across Australia from both Nationally and internationally renowned bands with the same mindset and focus. Tongues has evolved and taken shape quickly into the monster it is today, having newly signed to Core records, releasing their debut video for the single “No Solace” on 28/10/2016 to precede their debut EP “Tongues” on “17/11/2016”
The Black Swamp album complete and out now!
After recording their debut EP ‘Foulness’ here at Core in 2014, The Black Swamp returned to put down their latest full length ‘I Am’. Go to the Artists page to check out the new single!
After beginning as a live act in 2012, The Black Swamp have re-hashed a sludge sound reminiscent of the 70’s and 90’s before heavy metal got all dicky with the genre divides. Live is where TBS thrives, throwing out grooves and riffs to nod heads and empty beers.
After releasing a small circulation of demo tracks in 2012 and 2013, 2014 saw the release of their debut EP ‘Foulness’ recorded Produced and Mixed by Nik Carpenter at Core Studios and an additional single not long after entitled ‘Cold Dead Hands’. ‘Foulness’ was cited as “Running not far from the same leagues as Red Fang while providing a lot less fluff and replacing it with Australian fortitude.” – Trendkill Magazine (2014) and “tons of groove and heavy as hell!” – Metal-Roos (2014). Cold Dead Hands was received well with critics also and both of the band’s official releases resulted in multiple stops on the east coast of Australia in their support.
The Swamp received warm review of their live show and were cited as having “a stage presence rivalling even more established bands, brilliant to behold.” – Murder the Dance (2013) With an underground following forming in “their own corner of the Australian Metal scene,” the band landed international support slots in 2015 starting with American southern metal supergroup Hellyeah in Brisbane. They followed the support up with another for Sebastian Bach formerly of Skid Row on the Gold Coast opening up their profile to a wider audience. The end of 2015 saw TBS fire up proceedings for Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society at The Tivoli in Brisbane.
2015 also saw a partnership of The Black Swamp’s second love form. Beer! After Brisbane’s Bacchus brewing company stumbled upon the band, the brewery crafted a Russian session stout named ‘The Black Swamp’ in their honour. Like the band’s music, it’s thick and heavy, (think Guiness) and became available at select shows that the band performed in.
Thematically TBS set out to inspire a beer drenched, blazing good time but underlying the lyrical content and artwork are some darker themes and imagery that the band juxtapose against their good spirited vibes.
The Swamp re entered Core Studios early 2016 to Record their debut full length ‘I Am’. Out Now and touring nationally!
In Death album complete and set for release!
Brisbanes In Death second full length is complete. Check out the first single on the Artists page!
In Death… are a 5 piece death metal group from Brisbane, Australia. The band formed in 2008 and released a self-titled E.P. the next year. In 2013 they released the E.P. “Thanatos”which was mixed and mastered by Logan Mader (Machine Head/Soulfly).
The band toured nationally and throughout the U.S.A. in the years that followed and in 2016 will release their first full length album recorded and produced by Nik Carpenter at Core Studios and mixed and mastered by “Hertz Studio Poland” (Behemoth/Decapitated/Vader). They are on the artist development roster for “The Flaming Arts” Europe and have a view to continue touring internationally.
In Ashes We Lie album complete and set for release!
The brand new In Ashes full length is done!
In Ashes (formally In Ashes We Lie) were a staple band of the North Coast Hardcore scene in the early ’00’s drawing influences from bands like Poison the Well, Shai Hulud and Hopesfall. Fast forward to the present day and In Ashes have returned after a lengthy hiatus, with a brand new album recorded and produced by Nik Carpenter at Core Studios and fresh new sound that you just can’t ignore.
Chronolyth release their highly anticipated sophomore with a huge national tour!
Chronolyth is an Australian groove/melodic death metal band from Brisbane, Queensland, formed in November 2012 by Hamish McSorley (vocals) and Alex Nisiriou (guitars). Known for their energetic live show, circle pits and strong connection with their fans, a new breed of modern metal is born. In the same month of forming and recruiting Ben Constable (guitars), Michael Gee (drums) and Jimmy Barrett (bass), the band would release their debut lead single ‘Bitter Reflection’, receiving circulated attention in Europe and Australia. ‘Bitter Reflection’ would receive extensive airplay internationally. Chronolyth’s melodic diversity and carnage displays prominently on their debut album, Sovereign (self-released – 2013). With 2 Australian headlining tours under their belt (Bitter Reflection Tour 2013, Sovereignty Australian Tour 2014), the band has taken to the road for extended periods of time. Launching them into worldwide recognition, the band would share the stage with renown acts such as Alice In Chains, DevilDriver, Gojira, Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, Trivium, A Day To Remember, Suicide Silence, Testament, At The Gates, Gloryhammer, Adept and appear at Australia’s largest alternative music showcase Soundwave Festival in 2014. The band has since returned to Core Studios to record their 2nd album, due out late 2015. Recognised for their devoted fan base, the band was officially voted as #1 most requested band to support heavyweights Cradle of Filth in 2013. Fans would recognise Chronolyth for their tight and energetic live shows, fuelled by engagingly heavy yet melodic music. In an over-crowded scene where saturation is deafening, they are a band in demand of full attention and refuse to be ignored. With an honest approach and a message to deliver, Chronolyth are a force to be reckoned with.
The Year as it began
A Breach Of Silence – Leading in to the new year we had the mighty Fredrik Nordström and his family stay at the house and lay down the drums with the equally mighty Daniel Trickett for the new ABOS record. The whole thing sounds awesome, definitely looking forward to its release!
In Ashes We Lie – The debut album for In Ashes We Lie is complete! It’s been a long time coming and a long time in making but definitely worth the wait. Excellent times had by all making this record, with some guest spots from members of Knights and Driven Fear. Sounds epic, out soon!
In Death – An awesome time and all round excellent adventure was had making the new In Death record. The guys, and girl, stayed at the house and spent the days creating a monster album and the nights with red wine, pasta and jazz (so metal ;)). The first single and clip is out real soon followed by the whole beast. Check it!
Tongues – a project that started off very quietly has evolved into a now highly anticipated debut. Featuring Colin Jeffs on vocals with a carefully selected line up from around the country including guest spots from members of asecretdeath , DVSR, @promises and even myself getting in on the action. This record is going to make big waves. A crushing release.
Eternal Torment – Traditional death metal quartet Eternal torment returned to put down some brutal new material as teasers for their debut full length. Two singles, with film clips in production at present. Always a pleasure to produce and to listen to.
The Black Swamp – Another huge record, The mighty Black Swamp! Was awesome to take a ‘live’ approach with this, no click tracks, no edits, just the best takes straight down. Thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. Check their page for studio diaries and other info.
Upon a Falling Empire – Local lads Upon a falling empire came in to put down a new single in preparation for their debut EP, came up great and out soon!
Caetera – The legend and self proclaimed veteran Todd Crikey Hansen lent his expertise to putting down the drums tracks for the new Caetera EP. The rest of the tracking went down a treat to create this brutal steamroller of a release!
Myrtle Place – Sunny coast true punk champions Myrtle place came back in as they love to do to put down some new tracks for a split release. Always a pleasure!
Chronolyth – Also very awesome to see Chronolyth release the monster record we made last year followed by a seemingly never ending tour. A massive effort and a huge response, very proud.
Huge thanks to everyone I’ve had the fortune of working with, it’s been awesome, and I can’t wait to get stuck in to all the bands and artists we have booked in for the rest of the year!