Label: God Unknown Records – GOD059
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress
Released: 27 Sep 2019
Style: Noise, Hardcore
Featuring Nicholas Bullen (founder member of Napalm Death and Scorn) and John Pickering (founder member of Doom, Sore Throat and Police Bastard), Birmingham based Rainbow Grave channel the blank despair of negative punk through layers of distorted psychedelic damage: dirty guitars, freeform pedal abuse and effected vocals coagulate around cyclic bass and drum rhythms in repetitive and minimal structures. After a performance at Fat Out Fest in Salford in April 2017, God Unknown Records approached the group to record a split 7” single. Released in July 2018 as part of Volume Three of the God Unknown Singles Series, Rainbow Grave’s ‘Death Pyramid’ is a crawling mantric blend of heavy bass, psychedelic guitars, robotic vocals and hard drums described as “deeply hewn heaviness” (Shindig) and “congruent with the great scum rock purveyors of the late 80s” (The Wire). Following the reception of the single, God Unknown invited Rainbow Grave to continue the relationship with the release of the ‘Sex Threat / You Are Nowhere’ 7” single in November 2018. This was given Single of the Week by John Doran at The Quietus. “Rainbow Grave are a Birmingham quartet whose sludge waffle sound is congruent with the great scum rock purveyors of the late 80s.
A1 Ten Millions Tons Of Shit
A2 Suicide Pyramid
A3 Year Zero
B2 Assassin Of Hope
B3 Dead End
Pressed By – GZ Media
Bass – Nathan Warner
Drums – James Commander
Guitar, Effects – John Pickering
Guitar, Voice, Electronics – Nicholas Bullen
Mastered By – John McBain
Recorded By, Mixed By – Simon Reeves at Framework Studios, Birmingham
Saxophone – Benjamin Thomas
Second press, 300 copies on black heavy weight 180 gram vinyl.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode (Sticker on shrink wrap): 5 024545 863413
Matrix / Runout (Stamped runout side A): GOD059-A NO HAPPY ENDINGS 192748E1/A
Matrix / Runout (Stamped runout side B): GOD059-B AND NO YOU 192748E2/A
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