At the beginning of 2019 the two longtime friends Martin Schultz (Blank, Null Art) and Markus Münch (Baffdecks, Bone Idles) finally found the time to start a band together, Hard Strike was born. After the first 2 songs were written, Markus contacted his old bandmate Maurice Müller (Bone Idles) for the drums and Martin his friend Dan Africa (Punch, I Recover) for the bass. As it became clear that a second guitar would advance the sound, Martin contacted Ken Olden (Battery, Better Than A Thousand) with whom he had become friends in recent years. After he gave him the first ideas, Hard Strike was complete.
Despite the distance, Hard Strike managed to record 4 songs in different recording sessions in Karlsruhe, Cologne and DC. Mixed and mastered by Mike Schleibaum (Darkest Hour). Gonna be released on a 7inch. These 4 songs are a tribute to the hardcore sound of the late 80's and early 90's.
Limited first pressing of 300 copies on clear vinyl. Street date feb. 28th 2020.
Londons very own Djent/Modern Metal band MONUMENTS was founded in 2009. Quickly they made it to a record deal with Century Media and put out an awesome debut album in 2012. After line-up changes "The Amanuesis" dropped in 2014. It was the bands 2nd full length album and the first one with former PERIPHERY member Christopher Barretto on the mic. Lyrics inspired by David Mitchells book "Cloud Atlas" and an incredible level of technique, gambling around with Metalcore, Djent and Modern Metal, marks the bands position as top-notch act! Touring the world continuously, the band has a huge fellowship around the planet.
We signed a licensing deal with Century Media for a 500 copies vinyl repressing of "The Amanuensis". The prices for the original pressings went crazy and the market is e-m-p-t-y! Time to fill the gap, your chance to snatch a copy of this gem.
500 copies in total. 100 x milky clear. 400 x magenta w/ black marble effect. Street date is 18. April 2020.