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Happy Anniversary To Us!

March 27, 2024

Little celebrate on this Wednesday morning. APF was born 7 years ago today.

Having wanted to start a record label for some time, it all began on 27th March 2017 when Under became the first band to give in, say yes, and sign on the dotted line. 2 months later their Slick album would be our first release: APF001.

7 years later APF has put out 96 albums, EPs, standalone singles and compilations by and including 42 different artists. You've streamed the riffs over 6 million times on all platforms, and 30,000 physical items have left the building so far.

Huge love to all the bands for trusting APF with their creative endeavours, and to all of you for listening, buying, and going to the shows.

Next up from APF: Urzah's The Scorching Gaze album on 3rd May. Coming soon: new Barbarian Hermit, Swamp Coffin, TORSO and lots more. Off we go into year 8. No rest for the wicked.

Happy Wednesday all!

Order Processing Delay

March 19, 2024

There is a current slight delay in orders made in the APF Records website store, and on our Bandcamp page, being processed and shipped.

This is due to illness. We hope normal service will be resumed in a few days.

If you have any concern about an order, please email info@apfrecords.co.uk

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Happy Wasted Death Day!

March 15, 2024

 

HAPPY WASTED DAY! Season of Evil is out in the world.

25 minutes and 9 tracks of fast, vicious, unrelenting heavy metal. For fans of ConvergeMunicipal WasteSepulturaMotorheadHigh On FireExtreme Noise TerrorSlayer.

Featuring guest shredding and dive bombs by Scott Black of GREEN LUNG, Season of Evil is best experienced through headphones, at maximum volume, in the dark.

Link to where you can hear it: https://linktr.ee/APFRecords

Happy Friday all!

“Season Of Evil is one of the catchiest and superbly entertaining EXTREME METAL albums I’ve had the pleasure to listen to in quite some time. Excellent and Highly Recommended”. – Outlaws Of The Sun

“There is no denying the sheer sadistic joy in their debut. Wasted Death are an absolute gem, and this latest release is highly infectious.” – The Sleeping Shaman

“Season Of Evil is visceral music for despicable people. Imagine a universe where Converge and High On Fire played Slayer covers and watched endless Dario Argento flicks and you’d be in the right graveyard. “ – Musipedia of Metal

“Season Of Evil is a crusher, make no bones about it. It's hard not to be thrilled with the unending madness that they bring out time and time again.” – Two Metal Guys Reviews

URZAH to release The Scorching Gaze in May

March 14, 2024

URZAH to release The Scorching Gaze in May

We are incredibly excited to share the cover art and title for URZAH’s debut album ‘THE SCORCHING GAZE’ , which will be released on APF Records on 3rd May 2024.

“Through a commanding and captivating album of complex and wildly fluctuating songs brimming with sharp melodies, URZAH deliver a barrage of dynamic and intricate riffs boasting influences of post-metal, sludge, metalcore and moments of pure surprise.

The Scorching Gaze is a record guided by thought-provoking lyrics and titles, inspired strongly by both the cosmic horror and fantasy writings of HP Lovecraft , Clarke Ashton Smith and more directly, the late Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Crossing. Akin to these works, Urzah’s songs channel a narrative of inward cerebral odyssey - life’s cycles through desolation and joy, triumph and pain, violence and beauty, as well as the permanency of choice and consequence.

The first single ‘I, EMPYREAN’ will be available to listen on all streaming platforms on Thursday 21st March, and preorders for the album will be available. ‘THE SCORCHING GAZE’ will be released on CD, cassette and digital formats by APF Records. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Josh Gallop @ Stage 2 Studios.

The final digital cover art was created by talented Indonesian artist Putra Satria Nugraha.

You’re gonna love it.

URZAH sign to APF Records

March 04, 2024

URZAH sign to APF Records

APF Records is delighted to announce the signing of Bristolian progressive sludge metal quartet URZAH.

“Doom-infused progressive metal of the highest order. Somehow this quartet create a sound that’s so massive it feels like it has its own centre of gravity” – Alex Baker, Kerrang! Radio

“Fearlessly balanced between the overt rage and convulsive vehemence are some skilfully placed, surprisingly shimmering and elegant guitar passages which give way to chasmal, rumbling bass tones and ultimately propulsive percussion – before being rounded yet again with even more expansive and riveting riffage” – The Doom Oracle

“Live URZAH lay waste to the stage, the partisan audience lapping up every single distorted riff that blurted out of the speakers” – Musipedia of Metal

URZAH transcend boundaries with their convergence of expansive and complex rhythms, fused with heavy riff-laden passages and deeply­ entwined shimmering textures. Formed and founded in 2020 - just before the pandemic hit – URZAH are a collective of seasoned musicians with diverse influences, united by their true passion for chasmic sonic exploration.

Their music chronicles a journey that melds intricacy with soaring melodies and thought-provoking lyrical content, creating an immersive experience for listeners. Drawing inspiration from a wide spectrum of genres, URZAH’s sound is not confined to a single category, as they incorporate elements of punk, crust, hardcore, sludge, doom, and even ambient and acoustic, to create a truly unique musical landscape.

First emerging with their promising 2020 self-titled demo, the band merges thick, stoner-laden riffs with catchy and thrashy, heavy doom-influenced psychedelia. Their second record, an EP titled “II”, was recorded and released in early 2022, leaning more towards the progressive, heavier side of URZAH’s creativity. “II” received rave reviews, and was featured on the Doom Charts Best Eps of 2022 list.

On only their second live show, URZAH was invited to support the mighty BONGZILLA in Bristol, and have continued to support metal heavyweights such as Tuskar, Grave Lines, Ohhms, Famyne, Acid Mammoth, Nebula, Dopelord, Acid Throne and many more.

2024 has already been an incredible year for URZAH. The band recently signed with APF Records and are due to release their debut album in the next few months. Keep your eyes peeled. Listen to their riffs and watch their videos on their band page here on the APF Records website.

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