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Australian Underground Labels/distros

Shipping vinyl from the States and Europe is terribly annoying which has led me to focus a lot rmore on the small number of Australian distros and labels that release and distribute vinyl r(among other things). Most of the stuff I want to buy is not usually available at typical record rstores, plus stores have ridiculous prices which I generally don't tolerate.rI thought it might be ra good idea to make a quick list of a few labels and distros that I know of and that regularly rmake purchases from, in the hope that any other Australians here would be able to add a few rmore. Failing that, any other distros or labels from abroad that you regularly check on and buy rfrom would be nice to know about, on the chance I don't already know about them.
The Departure Of Shub-Niggurath

Abysmal Sounds -
This is without a doubt the best metal label currently going in Australia. Bands like Innsmouth, Armoured Angel, Anatomy and
Grave Upheaval are on its roster, and the distro is chock full of goodies. The prices are reasonable and Stu will go out of his way
to make the shipping affordable. Based in Melbourne.
Terminal Cancer

Coffin Cut Records -
This is a small label/distro based in Perth. It holds a lot of obscure gems, mainly 7" vinyl and occasionally gets some good zines.
3Hatred Surge

No Patience Records -
No Patience is the place to go for hardcore in Australia. Lewis who runs it is a really nice guy and doesn't really put out or hold
anything that's not good. You can pick up some great vinyl at his webstore and the shipping is very reasonable.
4Mournful Congregation
The Monad of Creation

The Cave Distro -
This is the distro of Damon from Mournful Congregation. It gets in good stock but it's a little pricey. He does the whole prices
with shipping thing.
Black Seed

Adverse Order Music -
Big distro. Generally with this sort of thing (especially when you consider the amount of black metal here) there's bound to be a
drop in quality, but they still offer great releases and I do check it quite often.
6Woods of Desolation
Toward the Depths

Ruin Productions -
D from WoD's label/distro. This used to be a lot more active but D announced he was closing it down a while ago. He still has it
going but with greatly reduced stock and just some 2nd hand items. Worth checking out but it's not what it used to be.
Crypt Born & Tethered to Ruin

Adelaide Underground -
This was always a little 'commercial' and so the prices of the vinyl reflected that. For some reason the distro part of the site
isn't working anymore, so I'm hoping it's not on its way out. Still, the forums are there for any trading and such.
8Circle of Ouroborus

Infinite Wisdom Productions -
Mainly black metal releases here. I haven't personally bought anything, but some of the stuff that is being released by the label
looks pretty interesting. One I keep my eye on.
9Impetuous Ritual
Relentless Execution of Ceremonial Excrescence

The Coffins Slave -
A really great distro, full of good stuff. Prices are pretty standard but I wouldn't say it was cheap. They get in all the good shit
though, so it's worth it.
10 Ocean of Zero
The Wake

Bloody Oath Records -
This is an email only label, essentially a vehicle for Ocean of Zero releases, which is currently one of my favourite Australian
death metal acts.
Victims of Faith

Magik Crowbar -
Very well known label within the noise and hardcore scene, Magik Crowbar have put out a lot of stuff. I haven't really bought
anything from them, but I've got a few of the releases they've put out.
12 Javier Frisco & Royal Vomit

Emerald Cabal -
This is a perth label and is a vehicle for noise act Javier Frisco and Royal Vomit. Their material is pretty cool. Emerald Cabal also
puts out a print zine under the same name which I'm quite fond of.
13 Nerve City
Cock Safari

Altered States -
I don't know much about Altered States or the bands they associate with, but there's the usual noise and power electronics
based stuff here. Cock Safari is the only one I'm familiar with - harsh noise from NSW.

Midnight Funeral -
Melbourne label (pretty sure there's a physical store in the city, but I can't remember if it was this label or another), not cheap
but lots of good stuff. They recently did the Lone LP by Suffer, second pressing pre-orders are out now.

Stained Circles -
This is essentially a vehicle to put out the Distort zine, which is probably the most popular in underground hardcore currentily in
Aus. He's well into the issues now and each of them are of high quality. You can even get a subscription =P The distro holds
some vinyl too, all of which I'm sure is great.
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