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30 jun

Date: juni 30, 2022



A push back on the vinyl “Skin & Sorrow”. Due to unforeseen vinyl productions.

#patienceisavirtue #pushback #delay #thankyouforyoursupport 

#RP @frayle_band :

The release date of our upcoming LP “Skin & Sorrow” is being pushed back to Sept. 23rd.  Those who preordered will be receiving something special as a thank you for your continued patience.  We can’t wait for you to hear this record!

27 jun

Date: juni 27, 2022


The Hollow Earth Theory has a long and entwined interaction with the human races’ historical cultural belief systems. Early on it was believed that it is a dark place filled with the souls of the dead. A chasm of dread and foreboding filled with danger and challenge. Later beliefs suggested a world of light and life. A place suspended in the center of that hollow with an interior sun that is divided by day and night. The other part of the Hollow Earth theory is that near the North and South pole are substantial openings that lead into this interior where it is thought that the Aurora Borealis is the escape of the internal heavenly light of this centre world.

 Possibly the first person to scientifically speculate about a hollow earth was none other than Edmund Halley, of Halley’s Comet fame. He proposed it as a way of explaining anomalous compass readings, Halley’s theory is that the planet is a series of nested, spherical shells, spinning in different directions, all surrounding a central core. Jules Verne was obsessed with the concept and although the existence of this place is yet to be substantiated by modern science, six feet under the worlds’ surface are pockets of earth, musty and dark. They are filled with fine clothing, jewellery and hold artefacts of one’s existence. They are the final deposit of all we can take with us. Bones, dust and memories.

Seedy Jeezus recorded a live double album capturing fan favourites and a window into what is in store on their next studio album. It was recorded at Studio OneB out the back of a stonemasons’ across from the main graveyard in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. It was performed in front of some friends in between heavy lockdowns in 2021 when live performance and social gatherings were almost a forgotten decadence. We were lucky to have this short space of time bring together a time capsule of Seedy songs to send to friends and fans everywhere.


13 jun

Date: juni 13, 2022


Rooted firmly in the South African Jo’burg underground musicscene, Lay Bare Recordings is very excited to welcome The Amblers to the family.

Justin Swart & Jason Hinch are rapidly building a subculture from every facet of society with their fuzzy, filthy and fleshed out raw garage blues rock. 

The Amblers have the chops to nail it and the grit to deliver it! 

For those who dig: The White Stripes, The Black Keys, The Raconteurs, Reignwolf 

Keep a lookout for more info the coming weeks! 


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03 jun

Date: juni 03, 2022




Don’t sleep on this one and pre-order this second pressing now! We’re expecting to receive the copies in July, we’ll keep you posted about the exact release date.


The repress comes in a batch of 300copies 180gr. heavy weight solid green with gold splatter vinyl, pressed by DUNKPRESSING! 

We’re also offering a LP + CD bundle for a modest price. The CD version contains the EP ‘Mudslinger’, please note that CD is the only physical format were ‘Mudslinger’ is released on!


So better not to sit on your hands to grab a copy. And pre-order this second pressing NOW!


#repress #modder #moddersludge #laybarerecordings #consoulingsounds #vinylrepress #vinylcollection #vinylcollector #vinyladdict #vinylcommunity #vinyloftheday #vinylporn #vinyljunkie #vinyljunkie #vinylrecords #sludge #sludgemetal 

02 mei

Date: mei 02, 2022

DÖ - Astral Death Cult Sold Out!

The album from Dö, "Astral Death Cult", from The Helsinki based Döömers is Sold Out!

This crushing blend of slow-motion blackend doom and swirling cosmic psychedelia is gone on vinyl at Lay Bare Recordings. Thank you for your support!

Maybe you can snag a copy via the band! But be fast, there will notmany copies be left!

04 apr

Date: april 04, 2022

NEW ALBUM FRAYLE 'Skin & Sorrow' in Pre-order 4th of april

Frayle “Skin & Sorrow” in PRE-ORDER 4th of April (European version)

~Releasedate July 8th

"Skin & Sorrow" EU version: Aside/ Bside Sea Blue/ Oxblood Red 12" (180g) in a gatefold pocket!

For USA versions go to:


The latest release from Cleveland’s ritual metal duo Frayle, “Skin and Sorrow” plays like a demonic insurrection; exhuming anger and sadness and channeling the energy of dead pasts through imposing guitar crunch and soul-stirring vocals.

Frayle is Gwyn Strang and Sean Bilovecky (formerly of Disengage), together who form an artistic nest of reprieve for when so many unwanted layers have been sloughed off, we are raw and worn. Yet we don’t want a cure. We want to feel the burn and freeze of reality against our skin, against our beings. From this place of embodying our senses, of tearing away the mask that covers our sacred vulnerabilities, we are able to actually begin to understand our experience and nurture it, forming a cocoon from which we can emerge indestructible.

“Skin and Sorrow”- FRIDAY JULY 8TH on Aqualamb Records & Lay Bare Recordings, is that invitation to the liminal cocoon: where we receive knowledge and occasional sparks of creation through our rest into discomfort.

Gwyn’s whispering embodiment of Lilith, the archetype of sacred female knowledge exiled time and time again, with reflective and expressive lyrics throughout the album is an opportunity to connect with the deepest and most enigmatic parts of our subconscious, the collective therein, where are all beings are just trying to get through.

The album is devastating. It’s full of heartbreak and pain. While Gwyn’s otherworldly vocals slightly ease the sting and curiously court the demon that is emerging, the themes of loss and grief grab the listener’s heart with a full force like a hand emerging from a freshly dug grave, grasping to whatever life might be there. 

In Fall 2021, on their European “End of Isolation” tour, Gwyn and Sean were able to connect again to their love for being on the road. While the threat of Covid-19 restrictions was of constant worry, being able to be back with their fans and resonating with people across the world, was inspiring and heading out on the road again this spring is like a light at the end of the tunnel of this third winter of no applause.

Gwyn and Sean write and record everything from the third floor of their Cleveland home, on the edge of town, surrounded by ancient lakes and woods that echo the howls of coyotes. Their location allows a connection to the constant turnover of the natural world, the death that is pregnant with the new. Their settled nature in their home studio, means that there is always a container for the inspiration that comes looking for an incubator through for the music.

The album is heavy. Gwyn’s breathy vocals intertwine with the thorns of punishing riffs, allowing for an uncommon movement and flow. Songs like “All the Things I Was” and “Perfect Wound” lean on Gwyn’s deepest teacher and her greatest empowerment: Learning from difficult situations and moving on.

There’s a sensuality here, like pomegranates in the Underworld, where there is always a trickle of light from the garden above.

“Skin & Sorrow” is Frayle’s 2nd full-length album and it indeed feels like something very big is coming into being. This album is certain to make them a well-known name on the doom circuit. Fortunately the garden that they are creating from is so ripe with composted selves and outgrown ways of being that we can just expect more and more, deeper and more aligned, from this thrilling band.

- MeganFrye


“Skin and Sorrow”-  will be released on FRIDAY JULY 8TH on Aqualamb Records & Lay Bare Recordings

#Doom #Goth #Doommetal #Shoegaze


23 mrt

Date: maart 23, 2022

OUT NOW: CD version of the sold out s/t debut album from MODDER includes the EP 'Mudslinger'!

CD version of the well received debut album from MODDER, comes with the "Mudslinger' EP as bonus on top! 


After the initial release of Modder’s self-titled debut album on vinyl, Consouling Sounds joined forces once again with Lay Bare Recordings to present you the CD release! The CD version also contains the ‘Mudslinger’ EP, which was only released on digital format until now.


Modder draws the listener into a riff worshipping sermon guided by sludgy guitars, low-end bass lines and captivating drums, topped off with perfectly embedded synths. No gimmicks, no tricks, no compromises, Modder has the sole purpose of cracking your neck until there’s no bone marrow left between your vertebrae.


For fans of Bongripperand Godflesh

03 dec

Date: december 03, 2021


DOME ROCK AT ITS FINEST! Carlton Melton's CD-r version of 'Live in Point Arena' finally on heavy weight vinyl (2LP). 

Honoured to announce that the 'Live in Point Arena' CD-r version from Carlton Melton finally will be released on heavy weight coloured vinyl as 2LP. Carlton Melton is a psychedelic rock trio hailing from, USA. Formed in 2008, with an established and explosive live reputation.

'Live in Point arena' comes in 2LP heavyweight (180gr): Bone w/ blue a-/ b- side and olive green splatter 2x12”  with full-color (CMYK) labels in a whitepoly-lined bag. 

*Limited to300x2LP world wide.*

11 nov

Date: november 11, 2021

PRE-ORDER IS OPEN! ”Riff worship at it it's finest, groove and gain is the way of forward momentum.” MODDER s/t

Debut album ‘MODDER’ forthcoming on Lay Bare Recordings & Consouling Sounds on 12” coloured vinyl is a mission statement of what Modder is all about;


Riffs designed to make your neck break, supported by thundering basslines and grooving drums. Surrounded by industrialistic samples and synths to forge an unique sound in the sludge landscape Modder finds themselves in.

Modder started out as a passion project between guitarist, songwriter & producer Mathlovsky and his long time companion Gregory Simons on drums. After recording and releasing their massive first single ‘Mudslinger’ (November 2020) wich is an impressive 21 minute long riff fest, combining influences ranging from Sleep to Meshuggah, bass player Maurice van der Es joined the duo to expand the sonic mayhem.

The self-titled album, wich was recorded even before ‘Mudslinger’ in spring of 2020, gained its extra low end as a result. Recruiting Maxime Rouquart from Greg’s band, Modder found their second guitarist for that extra layer of distortion. Simon Felix was approached to perform the programmed bass synths & industrial samples live and the band was fully formed, directly heading into the rehearsal space to become the tight outfit they have quickly become.

Lay Bare Recordings gave the band a home to release the ‘Modder’ 12” on after some back and forth talks, feeling familiar with eachother, the plans to go forward were quickly formed. After performing their first live show, in the dungeons of a Belgian Castle, Consouling Sounds was impressed enough to offer their support to do a co-release between the legendary labels.


With their first 12” album coming as soon as December 03, 2021, Modder has one goal in mind and that is to obliterate every stage as they will take their riff worship to every sound level possible.


20 okt

Date: oktober 20, 2021


I am honored to announce a first official collaboration with the epic Belgian label, Consouling Sounds. We’ll co-release the power sludge band MODDER’s self-titled debut album at the end of this year! Lay Bare was already in the process of releasing MODDER but thanks to the pandemic we got to know each other better and deemed it a good idea to join forces in order to sling MODDER the furthest we possibly can! For those who are not familiar with Consouling Sounds, definitely check out their impressive roster, they are the home of many other grand acts like Amenra, Pothamus & Alkerdeel! 


#newband #announcement #collaboration

#MODDER #LayBareRecordings #ConsoulingSounds 

#sludge #postmetal #industrial #powersludge #newtracks #upcoming #Vinyl #VinylJunkie #VinyloftheDay #VinylCollection #VinyligClub #IGVinyl #fulllength #debutalbum #33rpm #CollaborationAlbum

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