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Preorders for the Vestiges / Panopticon Split LP and The Descent Of Man DLP/2CD/2CS have been posted on our website at http://www.replenishrecords.com


RR10 Vestiges / Panopticon Split


"A new split LP from two of the best bands in extreme music today - Washington D.C.'s Vestiges and Kentucky's one-man band Panopticon. Two tracks from Vestiges, and three from Panopticon, all of which represent some of each band's strongest output to date. Tracks "VII" and "VIII" are the latest in Vestiges ongoing narrative centered around the relationship between man and nature. These tracks are definitely the darkest and strongest in their already powerful discography. Absolutely mind-blowing. The Panopticon tracks are also very impressive, and are some of the most beautiful and captivating material that Austin has released. "A Letter" and "The Eulogy" sound heavily influenced by post-rock, and have a similar vibe to the songs on the recent split with Wheels Within Wheels. Soaked in atmosphere, melancholy, and decidedly poignant. The third Panopticon track is a very dark and emotional cover of Suicide Nation - the punk/metal band from Tempe, Arizona that broke up in the early 2000's - called "Collapse and Die." If you're familiar with the original, you'll know that this is really terrific; it pays homage to the original while bringing its own fury and meaning." http://www.hammersmashedsound.com

Mastered by Colin Marston (Altar of Plagues, Krallice, Rosetta), the split has been one of the most anticipated records of the past year and is now available through Replenish Records on both black wax (limited to 600) and transparent blue/black splatter wax (limited to 300 and exclusive to our label) housed in a gatefold jacket. Please note that preorders for this item will ship in two to four weeks. For more information about the bands, please visit http://www.facebook.com/wearevestiges and http://www.facebook.com/thetruepanopticon and be sure to download the split for free in its entirety at http://replenishrecords.bandcamp.com


RR01 Vestiges - The Descent Of Man (Repress)


"The DIY ethic has long been a tremendous ideal that has always appealed to my often times ridiculous sensibilities, but what can I say besides that there is just something to a band putting their blood sweat and tears into a project from the first inkling of inspiration to breaking open that box of records from the record plant; the whole project seems more genuine or more “real” if you will, and not that all bands who do release records themselves are always doing it with DIY intentions more like a simple necessity. When the download for The Descent Of Man first started making the rounds on the world wide internet at the end of 2010, I immediately took notice of Vestiges due to the mammoth blast of devastating sound that the band conjures from their instruments and the brute force of the vocals that come screaming from my speakers. Ambitious, epic, grand, are all adjectives that one could use when describing The Descent Of Man, and those would certainly not be hyperbolic fodder given by an over fawning critic; instead, though, I would be more apt to say that Vestiges seemingly lay down a challenging record full of bombast (check out the opening two minutes of “I” for a perfect example and the explosive “V” for another great example) that is a dynamic roller coaster ride that hits on all of the touchstones that this emerging style. This is certainly a polished effort as the band seamlessly transitions from song to song without batting an eyelash (something some bands never quite master) while still making each track a unique piece of music and the melodic aspects of the music fit perfectly with the crunch of the guitars and the pounding of the drums (the relentless drumming in “II” is awesome, so go there to hear what I am saying). So many great records have been self released in the last few years, and, partially, this trend has something to do with how most record labels actually are clueless on how to operate in the age of digital file sharing, while the ones that do get it are overwhelmed with releases as it is; on the other hand, some artists do generally want to release records themselves, and I have personally benefited from these situations by hearing great music and seeing amazing packaging. The Descent Of Man from Vestiges is no exception and there are still copies of this release available if you do take the plunge and up immersing yourself in the record as much as I have (this honestly sounds awesome on a turntable), so do yourself the favor of checking this beast out or sleep on it and forever hate yourself for it." http://www.scenepointblank.com

Remastered by Mell Dettmer (Alda, Sunn, Thou, Wolves In The Throne Room), the album has also been carefully reamped and remixed to reproduce the crushing atmosphere of the band's live performance. The Descent Of Man has been sold out and nowhere to be found for close to a year, but is now available through Replenish Records on both black wax (limited to 400) and bone wax (limited to 100 with a screenprinted D-Side) housed in a custom gatefold jacket. The album is also available on a Digipak 2CD (limited to 500) and an Amaray 2CS (limited to 250), which also features tracks from the band's first series of splits including VI, VII, VIII, and Zombie. Please note that preorders for this item will ship in four to six weeks. For more information, please visit http://www.wearevestiges.com and http://www.facebook.com/wearevestiges and be sure to download the album for free in its entirety at http://replenishrecords.bandcamp.com

Don't miss your chance to see Vestiges on tour this summer with Tempest and Sky Burial in the United States, Canada, and Mexico!

with Tempest
06/27 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Sriracha Castle
06/28 Cambridge, Massachusetts at The Democracy Center
06/29 New York, New York at ABC No Rio
06/30 Montclair, New Jersey at The Meatlocker
07/01 Baltimore, Maryland at The Crown
07/02 Harrisonburg, Virginia at The Blue Nile
07/03 Richmond, Virginia at The Smash Palace
07/04 Miami, Florida at Churchill's
07/05 Tampa, Florida at Epic Problem
07/06 Orlando, Florida at Uncle Lou's
07/07 Asheville, North Carolina at The Odditorium
with Sky Burial
08/16 Colorado Springs, Colorado at Triple Nickel Tavern | http://www.facebook.com/events/1383825158510636
08/17 Denver, Colorado at Seventh Circle Music Collective | http://www.facebook.com/events/135140816676618
08/18 Phoenix, Arizona
08/19 Salt Lake City, Utah
08/20 Boise, Idaho at The Crux
08/21 Seattle, Washington | http://www.facebook.com/events/1375578852662706
08/22 Olympia, Washington | http://www.facebook.com/events/302767766527153
08/23 Vancouver, British Columbia
08/24 Portland, Oregon at Laughing Horse Books | http://www.facebook.com/events/143799792476286
08/25 Oakland, California at Oakland Metro Opera House | http://www.facebook.com/events/576577752384747
08/26 Reno, Nevada at Fort Ryland | http://www.facebook.com/events/163456740505321
08/27 Fresno, California at CAFE Infoshop
08/28 Las Vegas, Nevada at Arssey's House | http://www.facebook.com/events/365082276954064
08/29 San Diego, California at The Snowdrop
08/30 Tijuana, Mexico at El Tigre Bar | http://www.facebook.com/events/191879850979695
08/31 Lancaster, California at Punk Is Dead Festival | http://www.facebook.com/events/513267908711861
09/01 Los Angeles, California at Bridgetown DIY | http://www.facebook.com/events/361808020613011


100% of the proceeds from all digital downloads of the Vestiges / Panopticon Split will be donated to the United Way of Central Oklahoma to assist in recovery efforts for those who have been affected by the devastation in and around Moore, OK. With your help, Replenish Records and our artists have raised well over $800 in just five months in support of nonprofit organizations all over the world who specialize in direct action, so we couldn't be more thankful for your profound sense of generosity and willingness to embrace our rather nontraditional approach to being an independent record label. For more information and to learn how you can make a difference, please visit http://replenishrecords.tumblr.com/post/44277208560/replenish-establishes-donate-what-you-want

All 2012 releases are now 12% off and we are offering a number of different package deals to save you some cash, especially since both domestic and international shipping rates have drastically increased. Also, our distro is overflowing with new titles from artists and labels all over the world including Alpinist, Amarok, Anchor, Bacchus, Batillus, Bell Witch, Birds in Row, Bosse-de-Nage, Caulfield, Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire, Dead to a Dying World, Deafheaven, Die Young, Downfall of Gaia, Full of Hell, Gray Ghost, Hatewaves, Have Heart, Hexis, Lake of Blood, Loma Prieta, Masakari, Lycus, Monuments Collapse, No Omega, Oathbreaker, The Osedax, Pulling Teeth, Rise and Fall, Tempest, Verse, Whitehorse, Worm Ouroboros, and many more! Check it out and be sure to get your hands on these imported titles for cheap at http://www.replenishrecords.com
Last edited by replenishrecs at Aug 16, 2013,
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In just three days, more than one-third of the Vestiges / Panopticon Split LP on blue/black splatter have been sold and we're down to only 100 copies on black wax, as well as only 75 copies of The Descent Of Man DLP on limited bone wax! Don't sleep! Preorder your copy before it's too late at http://www.replenishrecords.com

Check out some additional reviews of the split from CVLT Nation, Heavy Blog Is Heavy, and No Clean Singing below...
http://www.cvltnation.com/review-vestiges-panopticon-split-finished
http://www.heavyblogisheavy.com/2013/05/28/vestiges-and-panopticon-release-split-ep
http://www.nocleansinging.com/2013/05/26/the-vestiges-panopticon-split-a-review
Last edited by replenishrecs at May 28, 2013,
#3
1/2 of the splits and 200 copies of the repress are gone in the matter of a week, so don't sleep on these preorders, reserve your copy today at http://www.replenishrecords.com

Stream the reamped, remixed, and remastered Vestiges - The Descent Of Man in full the way it was meant to be heard below and stream/download it today at http://replenishrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-descent-of-man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1XvJ1C0kOM
#4
Check out the Metal Injection and Invisible Oranges coverage of the Vestiges / Panopticon Split LP and read more about the charitable aspect of the digital release below!

http://www.metalinjection.net/latest-news/panopticon-and-vestiges-release-split-lp-to-benefit-oklahoma-tornado-victims
http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2013/05/stream-vestiges-panopticon-split

100% of the proceeds from all digital downloads of this split will be donated to the United Way of Central Oklahoma to assist in recovery efforts for those who have been affected by the devastation in and around Moore, OK. Stream, download, and preorder your copy of the split directly from our website at http://www.replenishrecords.com
#8
Check out the Pirates Press Record Of The Week feature on the Vestiges / Panopticon Split LP at http://www.piratespress.com/rotw/?p=957 and order your copy today at http://www.replenishrecords.com




Also, the Vestiges 2013 US/CAN/MEX Tour with Sky Burial starts tonight!

08/16 Colorado Springs, Colorado at Triple Nickel Tavern | http://www.facebook.com/events/1383825158510636
08/17 Denver, Colorado at Seventh Circle Music Collective | http://www.facebook.com/events/135140816676618
08/18 Phoenix, Arizona
08/19 Salt Lake City, Utah
08/20 Boise, Idaho at The Crux
08/21 Seattle, Washington | http://www.facebook.com/events/1375578852662706
08/22 Olympia, Washington | http://www.facebook.com/events/302767766527153
08/23 Vancouver, British Columbia
08/24 Portland, Oregon at Laughing Horse Books | http://www.facebook.com/events/143799792476286
08/25 Oakland, California at Oakland Metro Opera House | http://www.facebook.com/events/576577752384747
08/26 Reno, Nevada at Fort Ryland | http://www.facebook.com/events/163456740505321
08/27 Fresno, California at CAFE Infoshop
08/28 Las Vegas, Nevada at Arssey's House | http://www.facebook.com/events/365082276954064
08/29 San Diego, California at The Snowdrop
08/30 Tijuana, Mexico at El Tigre Bar | http://www.facebook.com/events/191879850979695
08/31 Lancaster, California at Punk Is Dead Festival | http://www.facebook.com/events/513267908711861
09/01 Los Angeles, California at Bridgetown DIY | http://www.facebook.com/events/361808020613011