CTW WELCOMES RACETRAITOR06-04-2017
We are extremely happy to annouce that CTW will be re-issuing Racetraitor's classic 'Burn The Idol of The White Messiah', bringing it to vinyl for the first time. Originally released by Uprising, this record has been a favourite of ours for a long time. The LP will be out this summer with a number of different colour variations. Our friends at Organized Crime Records will be releasing a limited US version.
Listen to this record, and the band's newest record at https://racetraitor-hc.bandcamp.com
FIRM STANDING LAW 7" PRE ORDERS UP.28-03-2017
Check it out on the CTW bandcamp: www.carrytheweightrecords.bandcamp.com
Pre order available from the store NOW.
NEW DRAWING LAST BREATH SONG STREAMING!03-01-2017
'Requited' is the first track to be released from the forthcoming LP 'Final Sacrifice'. Check it out at www.carrytheweightrecords.bandcamp.com
Full stream and pre orders coming soon.
ECOSTRIKE - 'TIME IS NOW'!31-12-2016
Vegan Straight Edge hardcore at its finest. South Florida providing the goods yet again. The 'Time Is Now' 7" is now streaming on the CTW bandcamp. Check it out: www.carrytheweightrecords.bandcamp.com
Pre orders will begin mid-late January.
CTW FEST VII21-06-2016
Tickets available now! www.ctwrecords.myshopify.com
TAKE A STAND!21-06-2016
Hi! Carry The Weight Records and Quality Control HQ here. Apologies for the political post in a UKHC space, but we felt it was important to let you know our thoughts on how the important referendum this week is likely going to affect our hardcore community that we love so much.
- Our labels receive huge support from Europeans. Inevitable price increases mean less of that. Currently CTW sells around 40% of its stock to Europeans. QCHQ sells around 60%.
- The overwhelming majority of quality vinyl production is in mainland Europe. Brexit will likely mean more expensive vinyl. Vinyl is one way bands support themselves to record music, tour etc, as well as being the primary release format for both of our labels (and others in our scene).
- Bringing touring bands over to the UK will be a far more difficult and expensive process.
- Bands touring Europe will have to undergo a visa process, either doing it undercover at risk, or paying for visas, like they do currently when touring outside of Europe e.g. USA.
- Larger shows are massively supported and boosted by European visitors, higher border control and movement restrictions will mean less of that.
The referedum is of course going to have much more important socio-economic implications that go beyond the realm of hardcore. This is just an attempt to make people aware just how integrated the UKHC scene is with Europe, and that by sticking together our scene will be stronger and remain one of the best in the world.
CTW & QCHQ xxx
ECOSTRIKE JOIN CTW!13-06-2016
Another excellent Florida based band join our ranks. This demo is straight All Out War-era Earth Crisis worship, with elements of Green Rage and Raid. Vegan Straight Edge done right. Demo tapes coming soon. Listen to the demo in full at www.carrytheweightrecords.bandcamp.com
REBIRTH JOIN CTW!07-06-2016
We are very happy to announce that Melbourne Straight Edge hardcore band REBIRTH have joined our ranks. We will be releasing their 'Crucible' LP over here in the UK/EU, and the second press is currently out now via our friends at Life. Lair Regret. The LP is in our store now, check it out and listen in full on the CTW bandcamp.
CULTURE 2015 7" 2ND PRESS01-06-2016
The 2nd press of the 2015 CULTURE 7" is now available to pre order, along with a limited shirt. Check the store. Catch them in Europe this Summer at the following shows:
21.07: Bruges, Belgium
22.07: Krefeld, Germany
23.07: Frankfurt, Germany
24.07: Rokycany, Czech Republic (Fluff Fest)
CTW ZINE AND XREPENTANCEX DISCOGRAPHY19-04-2016
Pre orders for the xREPENTANCEx discography x2LP are now up. This double LP comes in a nice gatefold sleeve and features:
- In Violation of Aša 7"
- The promo versions of 'Dominion's End' and 'Knowing'
- The Sickness of Eden LP
- Cleansing 7"
- Live set @ Stuck on a Name, Nottingham
Listen to it in full at www.carrytheweightrecords.bandcamp.com
The record also comes with an 8cm x 8cm patch and 5mm badge. The first 100 pre orders will also come with a free copy of issue #1 of the CTW zine. It features news about the label, a UK scene report, interview with Ben Woolf (Frame of Mind/Blind Authority). The zine won't be available in any other way.
This is a one time pressing of 500 copies and definitely one for any collectors. Shipping in mid-late May. Pick up a copy from www.ctwrecords.myshopify.com