VOLVER – Beautiful Sad Stories (12″EP)

We’ll release something completely different on vinyl in september.
Have a listen right below (it’s also out now digitally on Itunes, Spotify…)  :

VOLVER is a band from Liège, Belgium. We totally fell in love with the band as soon as we heard the title track of the record  “Beautiful Sad Stories”. A year ago, they released a video for a previous version of the song (the EP version has been reworked) :

But the band has a brand new video for the song “Bunker Hill” :

We have promo CD’s available for reviews. They’re also for sale at the price of 3 euro (CD in papersleeve). Get in touch if you are interested in receiving/buying a copy.

As usual, thanks for your support!

RAVAGE RITUAL | Soul Eater | LP | IFU040

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We are happy to welcome RAVAGE RITUAL from Seinäjoki, Finland, to our growing family! We’ll release their first full length “Soul Eater” on August 29th, in partnership with the fine people at Swarm Of Nails (France) and Sell Your Soul Records (Germany). Stream the song “Fortress” below :

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Coming straight from one of Finland’s darkest and isolated place, RAVAGE RITUAL is now ready to unleash “Soul Eater”, their first full length album. Born in 2011, they quickly released a first demo, followed by an EP, “Revival”, and a split with Teething, each one showing a stronger will to play the most radical hardcore, tinted with H8000′s legacy of violence and Holy Terror metallic approach. But the others influences that can’t be ignored on this record are the context and conditions behind it : written during fall and winter, those nine songs perfectly illustrate the dark, desperately cold and esoteric atmospheres that reign during this period, pushing this album further than the now classic black-hardcore game.

Band website : http://www.ravageritual.fi
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/ravageritual
Bandcamp : http://ravageritual.bandcamp.com

More news about the release coming soon!

Next release: THE 101’S – For The Years LP

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I’ve always been a fan of melodic punk-rock and I couldn’t be happier to work with this talented and hard-working Dutch band that are THE 101’S!

Here’s the first song (and video) from their upcoming new album “For The Years” that will be released March 14th. We’ll be handling the vinyl version along with White Russian Records, No Reason Records & No Panic! Records. More details about the release will be available shortly.

Here’s what White Russian Records has to say about the album:

Dutch punk rock outfit The 101’s have finished the recordings for their full length album, the follow-up to their well received “Annihilation” single, hailing from 2012. The album, entitled “For The Years” was recorded at the end of 2013 by Robin van Loenen, known as songwriter and frontman of the Dutch award winning rock band Destine, and as producer and co-writer for many talented and award winning artists and songs. “For The Years”, containing 11 punk driven songs in the style of Red City Radio, The Story So Far and The Loved Ones, has been mastered by Troy Glessner, known for mastering jobs for genre defining bands like Propagandhi, Anberlin, August Burns Red, UnderOath and MxPx.

The album will see the light of day on March 14th 2013, on CD and LP, and will be released by White Russian Records, who previously released the Annihilation single as well. I For Us Records (No Guts No Glory, Nine Eleven) will take care of the Belgian release, No Reason Records (Atlas Losing Grip, Astpai, This Is A Standoff) will take care of the Italian release and No Panic! Records (River Jumpers, Crime In Stereo) will handle the German release.

The first single Chances is available now, and comes with a great video, capturing the band’s energy, and shows what big sing-a-long choruses will do to the crowd. It has been shot by Niels Bourgonje, known for his work with the hard working Dutch band John Coffey.

The band will present this punk rock gem during a show with label buddies The Lowest Standard and Call It Off, at a free show in Altstad, Eindhoven, on March 14th.

“This new album is 100% ‘us’. It’s about our growth as human beings and as a band, and is our first real full-length album. We decided to work with Robin to mix things up a bit, and get out of our comfort zone, which proved to be a great thing! Musically the new songs fit in with the tracks we released on our single Annihilation.” bass player Mark Welten says.

Preorder information for the CD and limited edition coloured vinyl will be put online soon. Prior to the release the band will be performing a bunch of new songs at the White Russian Records showcase on January 16th, at the Crowbar in Groningen, during the annual Eurosonic/Noorderslag festival. Entrance to this showcase is free.

To the Beautiful Ones…

While we are waiting for our PAINTED WOLVES LP’s to arrive (the european post succeeded to partly destroyed them), we are happy to introduce you to the first song from TOGETHER‘s debut LP, “Of Life And Love And Some Things In Between”, out this august. We couldn’t be happier to work with these german dudes on their fourth I For Us release. The album will be released on 12″ vinyl with a gatefold jacket and a 20-page 12″ booklet. This will be a co-release with the newly found belgian label Viva Love Records & Sincere Records for North America.

Enjoy the new path they’ve taken! Preorders will be available soon.

The band will be on tour most of August, here are the confirmed shows:

09.08.2013 Leipzig with Lasting Traces
10.08.2013 TBA with Lasting Traces
11.08.2013 Prag (CZ) with Lasting Traces
12.08.2013 Bratislava (SK) with Lasting Traces
13.08.2013 Budapest (HU) with Lasting Traces
14.08.2013 TBA with Lasting Traces
15.08.2013 Regensburg with Lasting Traces
16.08.2013 Voice Of Art with Lasting Traces
17.08.2013 Hamburg with Lasting Traces
18.08.2013 Münster with Lasting Traces
19.08.2013 Stuttgart
20.08.2013 TBA
21.08.2013 TBA
22.08.2013 Berlin
23.08.2013 TBA
24.08.2013 Nüdlingen
31.08.2013 Aschaffenburg Record Release Show

PAINTED WOLVES

Almost one year after our last release, we are happy to announce 2 new records for this summer. You’ll know about the second one next month but for now, please welcome Sweden’s PAINTED WOLVES to the IFU family!

The band features members of ANCHOR, DEATH IS NOT GLAMOROUS, DEAD VOWS, THE SMACKDOWN, 8 DAYS OF NOTHING. We & a bunch of other cool labels from Europe are releasing their new songs on an one-sided 12″ on June 27th. Check out the stream above for the song “Oblivion”.

The EP was recorded by the band’s trusted friend Simon Mellergårdh at Studio Skogen, Göteborg, Sweden. The mixing and mastering was done by Jack Shirley (from COMADRE) at Atomic Garden Recording Studio, East Palo Alto, CA. He has been working with artists like BROADWAY CALLS, LOMA PRIETA, DEAFHEAVEN and ROCKY VOTOLATO, just to mention a few out of very many.

6 songs, 18 minutes of music. The vinyl comes in a beautiful packaging. All pictures by Simon Rydén. First press: 500 copies on black vinyl.
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PAINTED WOLVES in on tour this summer with DANGERS :

27.06. GER Münster
28.06. NL, Utrecht
29.06. GER, Versmold, Cry Me A River Fest
30.06. GER, Mülheim
01.07. SWE, Lund – Hemgården
02.07. SWE, Gävle – Bilda
03.07. NOR, Oslo
04.07. SWE, Gothenburg – Skriket
05.07. GER, Hamburg, Rote Flora, Loss Of Breath
06.07. GER, Berlin, Cassiopeia
07.07. GER, Dresden, Chemiefabrik
08.07. GER, Leipzig, Zoro
09.07. GER, Gießen AK 44
10.07. GER, München, Kafe Kult
11.07. GER, Darmstadt, Oettinger Villa
12.07. GER, Nürnberg, K4
13.07. GER, Freiburg, White Rabbit
14.07. France, Paris
15.07. France, Bordeaux, The Bootleg
16.07. Spain, Gijon, Café Dam
17.07. Spain, A Coruna, (Caraballo), A Reserva
18.07. Spain, Madrid, TBA
19.07. Spain, Barcelona, TBA
20.07. France, Toulon, Hyères
21.07. France, Lyon TBC
22.07. Italy, Milan, Ligera
23.07. Italy, Bologna, Freakout Club
24.07. Slovenia, Koper (Ankaran)
25.07. Austria, HELP
26.07. Austria, HELP
27.07. FLUFF FEST

Get in touch at iforusrecords@gmail.com for preorders, reviews or anything else.

Thanks for reading!