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Richmond, VA goth peace-punk combo is back after their huge 2011 s/t debut LP on Blind Prophet. Once again their sound is an epic odyssey through the graveyard dimension of punk, drawing inspiration from early crust, 80s California deathrock, UK anarchopunk, and the more tribal side of postpunk bands like Killing Joke. Solace combines piercing bass lines with earthquake-like drumming, strong vocals, darkly atmospheric synths, and razor-like guitars to weave a spell of death, lamentation, destruction, and disease over the listener. Punk from the wrong side of midnight. 

Released in Europe by Avant! and in the US by Mass Media Recs.
33rpm black vinyl 12", comes with insert sheet with lyrics.
Physical copies available HERE
Digital Edition available HERE


The second full-length from Philadelphia based post-industrial group. What started off as a raw and gritty post-punk band in 2007 eventually evolved into a more refined foray into territories that cross between the electronic and organic, as well as the harsh and beautiful. Currently a duo, Wes Russell's signature rich baritone and unorthodox guitar stylings (at times more reminiscent of construction machinery than a guitar) are still very present while counterpart Shari Wallin (also of Void Vision) provides the synths and drum machines as well as backing vocals. Within this web of minimal electronics there are hints of EBM, neofolk, tribal industrial but there is an element of experimentalism that has always been present in Hot Guts that keeps things sounding fresh, and strangely contemporary throughout the recordings.

Comes on 33rpm black 12" vinyl.
Physical copies available HERE
Digital Edition available HERE

LOST TRIBE announce new LP

On November 10 we'll release the European edition of Solace, the second full-length LP by Richmond, VA goth peace-punx Lost Tribe.

Today you can stream a track and read the interview for CVLT Nation


Copenaghen-based dark folk/rock trio Hand Of Dust have just released the video for their single Walk In White, which has been out as a 7-inch vinyl record on Avant! since July.

Watch it now exclusively at Noisey!

HOT GUTS release new single

A few days ago we announced the upcoming LP by Hot Guts and unleashed Will Carry, the first single taken from Wilds.

Today the Philly-based dark-wave duo releases a second track for you all.
Check out Kite And Shadow right now exclusively at HartZine!

HOT GUTS announce new LP

Hot Guts, the Philadelphia-based dark-wave duo composed by Shari Vari and Wes Russell, will release their brand new Wilds LP on Avant! on November 10. 

A first glimpse of their second-full length has been offered to Impose Magazine. Will Carry is a surprising five-minute survey of many different moods and musical movements. From post-punk to new wave to tribal industrial, there’s a hint of everything in this track, mostly thanks to Shari Wallin’s deceptively bouncy synth lines and intriguing drum machine patterns.

Check this out HERE!

Black September Sale

Starting right now and ending Sunday night, we are pleased to announce our Black September Sale 
Aka - 25% off all DISTRO items up at our BigCartel store
Just enter the code BLACKSEPTEMBER and get your 25% descount!

Please note the many records are now down to the very last copy so for this special offer we wont accept reservations and if the item you order went sold out just a few minutes earlier you can ask for a refund or an alternative item - anyway dont worry we will work it out

PHASE FATALE 12" & HAND OF DUST 7" out now!

After a little delay, Avant! is pleased to open orders on two new releases of ours.

PHASE FATALE Skyscraper 12" EP
Phase Fatale is the new techno project of Hayden Payne (also behind the cold wave band Dream Affair) based in Berlin via New York. With only two appearances on compilations from Nostilevo and Electric Voice Records last year, Payne debuts his first 12” EP, Skyscraper, through Avant! Records. The EP moves between noise-ridden soundscapes and minimal industrial techno rhythms influenced by EBM classics, such as Front 242 and Klinik, to modern contemporaries like Silent Servant and Ancient Methods. Only 23, Hayden Payne approaches his music with a youthful and unique touch turning disparate sounds into driving and danceable noise. All tracks were recorded live using only hardware synthesizers, drum machines and effects.
Buy your physical copy HERE
Buy digital edition HERE

HAND OF DUST Walk in White 7"
Hand Of Dust is a trio from Copenhagen. They somehow belong the Posh Isolation brood but they play a personal variation of dark rock music with roots in folk and with a lot of focus on songwriting and lyrics. Originally formed in order to play the acoustic songs of singer Bo Høyer Hansen as an electric setting, it quickly grew into a band. In September 2012 the band released a demo tape and in January 2014 they put out a 7" EP on NY label Blind Prophet called Without Grace Or Glory. Recently Hand Of Dust reentered the studio and recorded two songs out now on Avant!: Walk In White b/w A Sight For The Living.
Speaking of this new 7-inch single, Danish webzine Votexas says "I remember seeing them playing one of their first concerts: I nudged the guy next to me and exlaimed “They got like a neo-folk thing going, but electric, don’t they?” to which he answered: “Nah, they’re more like Dead Moon.” In a way I hear both". With some good ol' Gun Club vibe, we might add. This summer the band will arrange a small European tour and once again take to the studio, this time to record a full length LP which will be out on Avant! again after summer. Fow now you may enjoy these two new tunes: not many bands these days can create such a personal sound when it comes to dark folk/rock music.
Buy your physical copy HERE
Buy digital edition HERE