March 2nd, 2023

Thrilled to announce the release of the debut album from Jay Demko’s newest band EXIT ANGLES releasing today on vinyl/cassette and streaming worldwide tomorrow on all digital platforms. Head over to Brooklyn Vegan for an early streaming preview and read more about the album below.


“Though Jay Demko’s influence on the subcultural music landscape has been broad, his actual musical output has primarily consisted of bands with surprisingly small discographies. From the 8 songs that make up Lincoln’s now legendary catalog to the many concurrent and subsequent projects that mostly exist as 7” EPs, retrospective collections, or bootleg cassettes, Demko’s musical endeavors have always favored quality over quantity. On Exit Angle’s debut LP, A Sickness and a Fire, he offers both.

Spanning 11 songs in nearly 40 minutes and mixed by J. Robbins of Jawbox, Burning Airlines, etc., A Sickness and a Fire is an expansive, thoughtful, and masterful debut that revisits and builds upon the angular Washington DC-influenced post-hardcore that Demko first began exploring three decades ago. With the ruminative, mantric qualities of Lungfish, the intricately interwoven instrumentation of Fugazi, and Demko’s unmistakable voice, Exit Angles is a band channeling the breadth of their influences into a singular sound that evokes the past while existing squarely in the present. Bolstered by arresting lyrics that expertly marry the personal and the political, A Sickness and a Fire is a suitable companion piece to isolation and triumph alike.

Legacy can be a difficult thing. As much as it uplifts, it can also tether. But Exit Angles is a band free of restraint or the urge to recreate the past. While the DNA of 90s emo and post-hardcore is certainly detectable, A Sickness and a Fire is concerned with the now, both in sound and in theme. This is a record with far more to offer than its “past members of” hype sticker.”

XO, Gwen

January 30th, 2023

One of my New Years resolutions was to update this page more often, as you can see I’m off to a fantastic start by taking 30 days to make the first post of the year but I was holding out til I had lots to talk about, so here goes.

Two brand new releases are in production and slated for March 2023 release! The first is a full length LP from a brand new band from West Virginia called EXIT ANGLES. They’re lead by Jay Demko of Lincoln fame and the album was mixed by J. Robbins of Jawbox. Hopefully this gives you some idea of what sort of treat you’re in for. An 11 track masterpiece that sounds like what contemporary Dischord would sound like, if Dischord had a NOW sound. I hope that make sense. First press limited to 200 copies on random color vinyl and 100 cassettes. You’re gonna love it.

The second release is a pro-dubbed cassette version of the pummeling demo from Fort Wayne, Indiana’s COLOSSAL MAN. Absolutely stomping hardcore in the vein of your favorite late 80s NYHC greats. COLOSSAL MAN is the brain child of Blind Rage alumni Grey Gordon of KILL SURF CITY. This is a whole lot meaner sounding than KSC though. The tracks are already available via bandcamp so maybe go snoop around over there to find it. First run limited to 150 copies on pro-dubbed yellow shell cassettes with a 4 panel J-card.

After these I’ll be focusing my energy on a New Dayton archival release titled SON OF A BUTCH. This double LP release will feature full albums from 2 defunct Dayton bands that my old friend Jeremy Frederick played in. LP1 is the recently restored demo from a Dayton suburban hardcore band called SUNKEN GIRRAFFE which Jeremy played in with future BRAINIAC members John Schmersal and Tyler Trent. Thrashy crossover hardcore for fans of C.O.C., D.R.I. and other triple initial bands of the 80s. LP2 is the long overdue vinyl pressing of the HUMAN REUNION album Arc de Square. HUMAN REUNION featured Jeremy on guitar/vocals/synthesizers alongside Tim Krug and Alan Baker of OH CONDOR (who released a great LP on Blind Rage if you missed it). These two LPs will be housed in an oversized gatefold with a zine chronicling Jeremy’s life and music. Insane gratitude to Tim Krug for the tremendous amount of effort he is sinking into this project.

What else? I’d love to send out a delayed congratulations to PLANET ON A CHAIN for their big move over to the mighty Revelation Records! It means so much to have one of our bands get the wider recognition they deserve. Their first LP comes out on February 10th and you can pre-order it now from REVHQ.

In other BRR related news, GEL continues to be an unstoppable force and is quickly becoming one of the biggest names in hardcore. Again, it’s super fucking cool to see a band we took on for their first release sell out large venues and push the envelope with each release, tour, etc. They’re on tour most of this year it seems so go see them if you have the chance. Their live set just keeps getting better and better.

I’m working out details for the years release schedule. Pressing plants seems to be getting back on track so hopefully we don’t have the same issues as last year with long delays and all that bullshit. A couple things were scrapped due to band break ups and other reasons but we’ll all survive. Tentative plans are in place for new records from BODY FARM, WIRE LINES, and if we’re lucky some new material from OH CONDOR, maybe JAWSTRUCK, and a couple reissues that people have been pestering me about doing… stay tuned.

XO, Gwen

June 24th, 2022

HOLY SHIT! What an exciting day today is! We have FOUR new raging hardcore 7″ EPs dropping today! The unpredictability of pressing plants worked out so these could all be unleashed at the same time and I couldn’t be more thrilled about that! First up we have BRR 034 from Southern California’s GOVERNMENT CLEANUP PLAN! 7 tracks of no frills, fast, pissed hardcore heavy on the 80’s influence with some 00’s bandana thrash flair. Comes with issue four of Germinate Fanzine and co-released with Germinate and 625 Thrash. Next up is another co-release with 625 we’ve been holding our breath for for a while, the new 7″ EP from Vermont’s THE PATH 5 fast hardcore rippers and a weirdo folk punk song about killing nazis (perhaps the first occurrence of an acoustic guitar on a 625 or Blind Rage release). One more co-release with Mighty Max from 625, the 2nd EP from Oakland/Austin’s incredible PLANET ON A CHAIN! Hands down one of the best current bands in Hardcore. Stepping it up here with 9 tracks even more fierce and urgent than their debut we released last year (repress still available). Finally, it wouldn’t be a proper release day without some hot new tunes from our second home over in the UK and a split release with the CREW CUTS family. Tension is a newer band that plays HC in the realm of the NWOBHC of the past few years but with some emotive flair. Fans of 90’s Ebullition Records should take note.

Limited Bundle w/ Exclusive Pin Pack Available!

March 1st, 2022

The BODY FARM 12″ is officially on sale today via our webstore! Click the link in the release page. The represses of GONE WRONG & PLANET ON A CHAIN are also up in the store so be sure to jump on those too! FLESH OF MORNING LP is nearly ready, once again thank you to everyone for your tremendous patience with these global supply shortages. We are getting everything out as quick as the world will allow us.

February 22nd, 2022

This weekend we’ll be celebrating the release of the new BODY FARM 12″ with a double-dose of release shows! Friday they will be shredding at Columbus’ legendary Used Kids Records alongside Pillars and Wasp Factory, you’ll be able to pick up the band/So This Is Progress exclusive purple vinyl at this show! Saturday evening they are headed to our physical shop to continue their reign of terror. Pillars are coming along for the ride as well as Cincinnati’s Slut Bomb. We’ll be selling our Blind Rage exclusive blue vinyl at this show! Any remaining copies as well as Dead Tank’s red vinyl will be available for online orders starting March 10th.

We are still waiting on covers for Flesh of Morning but Gone Wrong & Planet On A Chain represses are ready to go! Keep an eye out on our social media or here for an update on when you can cop those!

In other news still got a lot of projects in various stages of production. Be on the watch for records from The Path, Government Clean-Up Plan, new Planet On A Chain, They Live, Xanny Stars, Exit Angles, Sissyfit and more… it’s never-ending.

February 10th, 2022

After months of delays the vinyl for Flesh of Morning’s debut album ‘Here In Heaven’ has finally landed at BRHQ! We are just awaiting covers and inserts and then will work to ship out preorders ASAP! You still have a chance to preorder at a reduced price through the band’s own bandcamp page.

If you have not checked out Flesh of Morning I’d suggest you get over to their page and give it a listen! Expertly crafted dark wave from the Austin/Boston duo of Faiza Kracheni (Body Pressure, Mindless, Etc) & Travis Benson (True Faith).

Available in Clear W/ White & Gold Splatter (/200), White Vinyl (/100) and retail exclusive black vinyl. There is also a Blind Rage Dayton Shop exclusive on Clear W/ Gold Halo vinyl. Very excited to finally have this coming out at the end of the month.

Also just around the corner is the debut 12″ from Ohio’s Body Farm! A split label release with Dead Tank from Florida and the band’s own So This Is Progress… Each label will have an exclusive color for this one sided/etched B-Side 12″.

If all that isn’t enough we will have repressings available for the Gone Wrong 7″ on opaque blue vinyl with an updated/colorized cover and the Planet On A Chain debut 7″ on earth friendly Eco-Mix vinyl.

So many other things on the way, stay tuned and thank you for your patience with all the pressing plant delays.

Color Variants for Flesh Of Morning’s ‘Here In Heaven’

November 16th, 2021

It’s been a minute since I’ve had any real news to share and spaced a very important update in the meantime! The debut 7″ vinyl release from the U.K.’s HIGH PRAISE dropped in collaboration with the mighty CREW CUTS and has been steadily selling but you can still grab a copy from the site! In other news we have approved test (FINALLY!) for the FLESH OF MORNING LP! Hoping to see finished product before the new year at this point. Thanks to everyone that has ordered a copy for your extreme patience waiting along with us. I promise it sounds great and will be well worth the extra wait.

Planet On A Chain 7″ #2 and repress of 7″ #1
Government Clean-Up Plan 7″ and zine
Body Farm 12″

Oh Condor LP
Wire Lines LP
Void Bringer 7″
High Praise 7″

August 22nd, 2021

‘Harvest Verses”, the debut LP from New Bedford, MA’s WIRE LINES is out now and available on 3 different colors of vinyl in our Limited Run store! I’m super excited with how this release turned out and it’s been awesome to see some a positive reception. The band is already hard at work on their follow up album to be recorded by year’s end.

Up next is another split release with our sister label from the UK, Crew Cuts! A 7″ EP with an awesome band called High Praise that has been kicking around for a couple years now. 5 tracks of high energy hard hitting punk/post HC ala Drug Church for those in need of a modern reference. It slaps as the kids would say (I think that’s what they say.)

We are still waiting for a number of other test pressings to roll in as well. Next up should be the debut LP from Boston/Austin Goth/Cold Wave duo FLESH OF MORNING. Their is currently a preorder up for that one via the band’s own Bandcamp page so check that out for some preview tracks. There will be some surprises coming along with that one so stay tuned.

Thanks as always to those that keep supporting the label and allowing us to continue to release artist that we love and believe in.

July 8th, 2021

HEADS UP! Two new releases are dropping tomorrow AM! First up is the debut 7″ EP from Vermont’s VOID BRINGER. Ten tracks of pummeling hardcore power violence. Also dropping is the debut 7″ from Oakland, CA/Austin, TX hardcore band PLANET ON A CHAIN. Also bringing ten tracks of hardcore but a little different flavor. Brought to you by some names that should be very familiar if you’ve followed HC for the past few decades. Look em up chump.

We also have approved test pressings for the new WIRE LINES LP due out later this summer. Preorders are up for the HIGH PRAISE 7″ EP released with our sister label CREW CUTS from the UK as well as the new LP from FLESH OF MORNING (Via their band camp page only at this time). Lots of stuff in the works so get pumped.