STRUCK BY LIGHTNING’s debut album Serpents is now available on vinyl, as the first release from newly founded vinyl-only label Soulless Creature Recordings. The double 12″ version features two 180-gram slabs of quality wax, the first pressing consisting of 500 copies in 3 color breakdowns, and are bound in hand-numbered gatefold jackets, featuring the album’s artwork by Ryan Patterson of Coliseum / Auxiliary Design. Photos and ordering info available at: http://www.soullesscreature.bigcartel.com and http://www.shirtkiller.com.
Soulless Creature Recordings was recently founded by STRUCK BY LIGHTNING frontman Gregory Lahm (ex-Mouth of the Architect), with the sole intent of unleashing high quality vinyl releases. SBL’s debut album Serpents was initially released in September of 2009 by Translation Loss Records, and the band has toured on the material throughout the US over the past year. Following a killer tour alongside Black Cobra and Howl earlier this month, the band plan on taking a break from touring to write and a record their follow-up to Serpents, currently slated for a Spring 2011 release.
Watch for more info on STRUCK BY LIGHTNING, Soulless Creature Recordings and more in the coming months. In the meantime, some new live footage of SBL jamming “Nothing Sacred” down some Atlanta fans’ throats on the recent Black Cobra/Howl tour is posted here.
“…D-beat anthems that are sad yet huge…” 8/10 – Decibel
“…less proggy than Mastodon and less brooding than Baroness, but still as intense as both.” – Alternative Press
“…annihilation you can almost hum.” 4/5 – Revolver
“…a terrific middle ground between High on Fire, Mastodon, and Disfear. Punk song structures with driving tempos, great metallic guitar work, and stellar vocal parts…” – Lambgoat
“…one of the year’s best albums, and probably the best album that Translation Loss has ever released.” – Cerebralmetalhead.com