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Holiday Inn’s debut ‘Torbido’

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We just had to get our hands on some more Holiday Inn, the acid minimal synth punk duo from Roma Est. Finally we are able to present their debut LP ‘Torbido‘ co-released with comrades Avant! Records.

If you don’t trust us, read the streaming presentation up on The Wire and on Post-Punk.

Full INFOS and PRE-ORDER in the usual place. Get in synch!


Cindy Lee’s Act Of Tenderness!


Cindy Lee’s ‘holy grail’ needs no introduction, right?

Initially released on the diva’s own CCQSK E N T E R P R I S E S, Act Of Tenderness is a mouth watering piece of art, an ephemera of beauty and ache that singer, guitarist, drag queen Patrick Flegel had been collecting and weaving into his own personal world up to 2015 when it was initially released. You don’t need to know anything else, just get your hands on one.



Video Duct, Tropical Trash & Brutal Birthday

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Heavy hearts here at the HQ, but we have two last insane releases before we can say CIAO to 2017.

Small Pets And Kitchenettes is Video Ducts’ first release for Maple Death Records, 50 minutes of art, menace, breakdowns, noise, no wave, concrete dub, punk squelches, benzo pills and 8 track wizardry created, recorded and executed all alone by American teenager Kelly Ribiat. Our pals over at DECODER previewed a track and you listen to it now. Infos & Pre-order HERE.

What can you do with 7 minutes of pure salivating filled to the brim fortune telling pieces of audio conglomerates? Well Maple Death puts ‘em together side by side: Kentucky, Louisville’s finest Tropical Trash and Bologna’s saddest Brutal Birthday. More to it? Euro tour in the works for December with this slab of precious wax loaded in the van in an easy digestible 7” split format. Noisey previewed the 7″ so head over to LISTEN. Infos & Pre-Order HERE.

See you in the future!


His Electro Blue Voice preview ‘Earthworm’

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Here is a quick peak at the new single for the HEBV LP out next month. Dig into ‘Mental Hoop‘s ‘Earthworm’!

EU Pre-Order HERE. Infos HERE.

US Pre-Order HERE.

His Electro Blue Voice’s ‘Mental Hoop’

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Excited to finally announce His Electro Blue Voice‘s new LP ‘Mental Hoop‘ (MDR020) out November 24th 2017 on Maple Death (world) and Irong Lung Records (North America).
HEBV is back as savage as ever, bringing it’s A-game and its usual brand of punishing dark-punk, Italo Hardcore, kraut beats, metallic noise and industrial. You will hear music soon.


Havah’s ‘Contravveleno’

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Havah‘s third LP ‘Contravveleno‘ is finally out! Contravveleno (antidote) is their most razor sharp, dense and assertive effort, a cold plunge by one of Italy’s darkest bands into one of the countries’ most wretched pictures, a moment that united the toughest and brought out the bravest. Inspired by the stories of Ravenna partisans fighting off Nazi-Fascists during WWII.


I’m not big on sending quotes and all but very proud that folks all over the world have been responding to this LP and going beyond the language barrier reminding us that we’re not only going through dark times… there is more.


NPR“Contravveleno pushes the physicality of the genre in which they traffic with attendant sophistication and grace.”
Stereogum (Album Of The Week) – “Contravveleno is lush and expansive and pretty in its despair. It’s dark music for dark times, and losing yourself in it feels good.”


Full Infos & Order:

Stream via Bandcamp:

Havah is back with Contravveleno


Knock knock,  it’s actually happening. Remember MDR001, the now classic  Havah/His Electro Blue Voice 12″ split? Well Havah is graduating, coming back with their third proper album ‘Contravveleno‘ out on September 15th. It is their most razor sharp, dense and assertive effort, a cold plunge by one of Italy’s darkest bands into one of the countries’ most wretched pictures, a moment that united the toughest and brought out the bravest. Read all about it in the legendary Maple D press release.

Pre-Order is now open for the LP & CD version. Get your hands on it.



Geodetic’s Broken Consonance is out


Geodetic‘s Broken Consonance is finally out. Happy to be releasing Jukka Reverberi & Claudio Rocchetti’s debut, an incredible mix of deviant techno, industrial, noise, tape hiss and thundering beats. Artwork and photography for the release are by our own Giulia Mazza. Tapes are going faaaaaassssst!
Full infos & order on the record HERE.



Excited to welcome Geodetic, electronic duo of Claudio Rocchetti and Jukka Reverberi, into the Maple Death family. Industrial, techno, cassette culture, avant-garde fascination are all part of their sonic palette. Listen to ‘III’ from their debut ‘Broken Consonance‘ (MDR018) out on July 14th and check out what Inverted Audio has to say about it.

“As rowdy drums, barbed melancholic pads and boisterous synth flights get dunked through a coarse-grained sound design, the vibe is equally solemn and uplifting on the mesmeric ‘III‘.”

Infos & Pre-Order:

Blak Saagan – A Personal Voyage


A Personal Voyage is Blak Saagan’s debut, his first journey into obscurity, 90 minutes (!!!) of music dedicated to the ongoing discovery and exploration of celestial structures in outer space, directly inspired by the work of cosmologist and science popularizer Carl Sagan.


— “Cavalcando la Cometa 67P” evolves patiently with percolating, distorted electronic blips, melodic fragments, and a simmering ride gliding along while the texture deepens and expands at an almost imperceptible pace, finally kaleidoscopically exploding over a groovy motorik beat to fulfill its psychedelic library Kosmische dream. —- TinyMixTapes

— “The energy often accelerates into warped passages of brilliant library music, with pulsating beats and thick motorik grooves that plunge the listener deeper into whatever bit of the celestial topography has Gottardello’s ear.” — Decoder

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