October is my favorite month. The temperatures drop without getting outright uncomfortable, the ground is blanketed in crisp leaves, and oh yeah… Halloween. From today through the end of the month, CDs are on sale in the web shop. Get any CD for a seasonally-appropriate $6.66. Might even throw in a mini-Snickers if you order enough stuff.
In other store news, Cemetery Filth tapes are in stock and our next tape by Philly black/speed metal band Infiltrator is due back from press soon. We’ve also got new TrenchRot shirts in stock – an original piece of art by a member of the band on white-and-black baseball jerseys. Head to the store and grab something.
NEWS – SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
Announcement: in the first quarter of 2015 we will release Four Doors To Death, a four-way split full length of death metal done right (i.e. ugly and old school). This project was dreamed up by Matt from Cemetery Filth and myself as a throwback to the early 90s splits, and after weeks of work the lineup has been nailed down at last. The album will consist of all-new EP-length contributions from Cemetery Filth, TrenchRot, Sabbatory and Ectovoid. For the time being only a CD version is planned.
The aim is for the bands to all be done recording by around the end of January, and it will go to press afterward. Stay tuned!
NEWS – AUGUST 24, 2014
Overcharge’s debut CD of d-beat/speed metal “Accelerate” is shipping now! Go get some. You can hear the title track here. At press and coming back soon will be the tape EP “Screams From The Catacombs” by Cemetery Filth – gloomy, depraved death metal out of the mountains of eastern Tennessee. Expect that in late September.
Also, in an effort to streamline the site further, the Listen page has gone away. It’s been replaced with embedded Bandcamp mini-players on the Releases page, one per album. There are also links to all our external crapola (Bandcamp, YouTube, etc.) on the Contact page. It’s hard to both keep things simple and promote the label adequately, but I’m trying.
NEWS – AUGUST 7, 2014
Preorders are up for Overcharge’s debut CD “Accelerate.” Go snag a copy of this adrenaline-fueled d-beat/speed metal beast. You can hear the first preview track here, and we should have another streaming next week.
We’ve added some new merch to the shop, too – official label logo stickers and beer koozies. Check ‘em out, they’re cheap and awesome. We’re still running our summer sale as well – new items on sale each week for 33-50% off. This week through Sunday you can get Besieged “Victims Beyond All Help” for $5/CD or $10/LP, as well as Sabbatory “Endless Asphyxiating Gloom” on CD for $5.
NEWS – JULY 11, 2014
Welcome to the new Unspeakable Axe Records site. Most things are still in the same place, but if you spot any problems let us know. Part of the new site includes a ZenCart-based web store, which was needed to accomodate our expanding catalog and preserve my sanity. You should find it a lot more user-friendly, and shipping costs are more accurate and should be a little lower for most orders as well. On that front, there’s also an option now on all CDs in the store: check a box to remove the jewel case, and if you’re overseas this could save you a couple dollars or more on shipping.
You don’t have to create an account to use the new store, though you can if you want to track your order status. If you choose to order as a guest, all you need is PayPal and you’ll be on your way.
One other piece of recent news is that we’ve signed Chilean thrash maniacs Ripper for the release of their upcoming 2nd album, which they aim to start recording this year. Go visit them on Facebook.
NEWS – JUNE 27, 2014
CDs by Shards of Humanity and Algebra have been put up for order! Proceed to the store to get them. Both CDs are en route to me and should be shipping by July 7 or earlier. They’ve also been added to our official Bandcamp page where you can stream a few tracks, or pre-order the CD, digital download, or both. The digital downloads will be made available the same day the CD starts shipping.
In the coming weeks this site will be replaced by a new one with a ZenCart-powered web store, hopefully fixing some of the issues we’ve had with my chosen host and design. I know that as of this moment, I still can’t see my entire web store page on my own phone, which is ridiculous. Look for that transition to occur by mid-July. You can still safely order from this page for as long as it’s up, however.
NEWS – APRIL 28, 2014
Our first official UAR label t-shirt is available to order now. Proceed to the web store to grab one. These are high-quality water-based (soft, not plastic-feeling) inks on thick white Gildan Ultra shirts. The front features a drawing by yours truly, and the back is our label logo.
NEWS – APRIL 3, 2014
Store updates: The debut CD from Sabbatory and the sophomore CD from Zoldier Noiz are in stock and shipping now. Go to the store to order! Both albums have two sample tracks you can check out. Sabbatory plays gloomy old school death metal with ugly vocals and thrash beats galore; Zoldier Noiz deals out raw speed metal mixed with crust punk and even a little death metal. Neither are for the faint of heart.
We’ve also reduced the price on our first release, Birth A.D.’s “I Blame You” CD, to $8. Grab a copy if you don’t have one.
In upcoming release news, Shards of Humanity’s debut album is mixed, mastered and done, and the cover art has been unveiled – check the Releases page to see it. Algebra and Insanity are still working on their forthcoming albums. And recent signees Overcharge (Italian punk/speed metal) have their debut locked in, so expect to see that this summer.