Sunday, 7 April 2013

Freak Flag Recordings Label To Check Out

Freak Flag Recordings is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, our aim is to release music that is influenced by, but not limited to Heavy Psych & Blues, Rock & Roll, Punk, Garage Rock, Metal and Doom. Our chosen format is heavyweight Vinyl with good quality sleeves, inserts and with an accompanying digital download code.

Bandcamp:

http://freakflagrecordings.bandcamp.com

Other reviews for both releases are archived here:

www.facebook.com/FreakFlagRecordings/notes

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Overview:

Recommended for fans of Mastadon, Clutch, Melvins, MC5, Kyuss, Cathedral, Spiritual Beggars, Black Sabbath and The Stooges

A variety of styles are celebrated within Bad Boat's song writing including straight forward rock with a heavy 70’s sound to groove laden doom and sludge journeys, all with an underlying punk and metal edge. The vocals range from clean howling/growling to harmonies and a gruff narrative often with influences from Ozzy, Waits, Rollins and Cornell and also some death metal artists.

Artist: Bad Boat
Title: Lonely Doom
Cat#: FFR001

* Transparent Purple 180gm 12” vinyl
* 4 songs – 45rpm – 26mins
* Sleeve w/ 5mm spine on “uncoated reverse board” card stock
* Insert w/ lyrics and additional artwork by Niall Ward
* Ltd 250 hand numbered copies
* Mastered by James Plotkin - Conan, Slomatics, Sunn O))), ISIS, Earth etc
* Download Code

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Overview:

Recommended for fans of Captain Beyond, Sir Lord Baltimore, The Stooges, Blue Cheer, Clutch, Black Sabbath, MC5, Monster Magnet and Pentagram

The sound of Howlin’ Widow was inspired by the spirit and attitude of their late 60s and early 70’s influences. There is a clear heavy 70’s vibe, overdriven valve amps, understated fuzz tones with rolling and inspired drumming pinned together by a weighty and groove laden bass. The vocals range from clean howling/growling to harmonies and a gruff narrative often with influences from Ozzy, Waits, Rollins and Cornell.

Artist: Howlin’ Widow
Title: s/t 7”
Cat#: FFR002

* Transparent Red 70gm 7” vinyl
* 2 songs – 45rpm – 8mins
* Sleeve w/ 3mm spine on “uncoated reverse board” card stock
* Insert w/ lyrics and additional artwork by Elaine Ni Cuana
* Ltd 250 hand numbered copies
* Mastered by James Plotkin - Conan, Slomatics, Sunn O))), ISIS, Earth etc
* Download Code




www.freakflagrecordings.com

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Now I have checked out both these records and they are fucking superb. Freak Flag Recording have released two stunning releases that deserve your attention now. For a new label they have made a winning start with these two excellent releases. Long may it continue.

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