Judas Cradle presents Heavy Makeup

It’s been pretty quiet from the JCR HQ lately, but believe me it’s been pretty busy here no matter what you may think. The IRON release is just around the corner and the test presses have been approved. Today I also got the masters for TORTYR010, which is a new local band called Heavy Makeup. Since I think it’s such a great band I thought I’d give you a taste of what they’re all about right here. Enjoy, and feel free to spread the word. More news about this release soon.


Listen to TORTYR007 and smile

TORTYR007 is on its way to Sweden but since it’s actually taking the long way home from Canada it’s pretty hard to say exactly when it will land on my doorstep. Anyway, I really think that Chainsaw Bitch Acoustic and Greg Rekus do such a great job on this EP so there’s no reason not to spill the beans and let you all listen to the tunes. So, without further ado, here’s the new Judas Cradle Recordings release. Enjoy!

Chainsaw Bitch Acoustic

Stream new shit from Gamla Pengar and HKVVD!?

As you all know by now we’re releasing the split that people never even dared to dream about. I mean who would’ve thought that two local bands that sound as if they come from different planets would ever share a piece of vinyl? No one of course. We’ve set the release date to the 29th of November, but since we know the wait is long we thought we’d give you all a treat and stream one song from each band below. En-fukkin-joy!

Gamla Pengar / Håll Käften, Vad Vill Du!?

And TORTYR003 is…

It’s been a long time coming… well, not really, but the third release from Judas Cradle Recordings is going to be the debut full lenght from Gab De La Vega. For those of you who don’t know Gab, he is the guy behind the label Epidemic Records and he also plays in the band Smashrooms, which means he is a pretty frequent character in the DIY punk community. This album, which goes by the name Songs of Existence, is not punk in the way where you hear it musically but more in a contextually sort of way instead. And definitely in the way it is being put out by the cooperating five labels Vegan Records, Goodwill Records, Black Rose Records, Blindman Melodies and of course yours truly: Judas Cradle Recordings.

In other words I am really glad to be working with Gab and these labels to show that punk is not about fast drums and distorted guitars, because it’s about so much more and it has room for so much more expressions within the scene. Even if the album isn’t out yet, we are offering you all a stream of the entire thing below, so make sure to check it out and to spread the word. Thanks for reading.

Gab De La Vega

Free download of the new Rations EP

Are we punk enough for you? I mean, profits? Bah! Trust in our community? Hells yeah! The new Rations EP is now up for both streaming and free download. Of course we’d be super stoked if you like what you hear and decide to pick a physical copy up, but if you just take the time to listen and dig the digital stuff that’s just fine too.

If streaming is your drug of choice, just go here. And if downloading without pissing Lars Ulrich off is more of your thing then just go here. If you are like me and can’t wait to touch, smell, look at and then finally play a decent piece of punk vinyl then you can pick up a copy right here. Enjoy, and remember that whatever you do, thanks for at least taking the time to do it.