…and you’re back in the room.

It’s been a while. We use the word “while” because it is kind of the softest way of saying “it’s been too long”. The months in between our last update about the release of Split Roast and it’s subsequent excellent reviews, and this one have been taken up with things such as appearances by Colonel Blast and Diascorium on the latest Zero Tolerance cover mounted CD, Scott the guitarist in Face of Christ getting married, an idea for an FOC split EP with fellow Deva hardcore monsters Horrorstruck being conceptualised, the bassist of This is Turin leaving, being replaced and then guitars already recorded for their debut album being scrapped and the recording process starting over, Colonel Blast starting writing their follow up to “For the Greater Good”, new tee-shirt designs, new merch ideas, Condate Audio getting a lick of paint, some other things I forget as I type and illness.

Without going in to the messy details, one of us has been pretty ill this last month or so. A fair few things hit at once and it’s had an effect on the amount of output the label has had the most. One thing we will say is that now he’s on the mend things will slowly start to pick up again. We started this thing with so much energy, that energy was taken from us for a little while there but it’s coming back and coming back stronger.

With that in mind and because we are sorry for making you wait for us to get back on top of this we thought we’d give you a little treat from our vaults. We recorded the audio of each bands set from the Split Roast release show. Click the following link for a download of the whole thing. 6 tracks. Each track an entire set. We can’t remember all the names of the tracks so thats a little game you can play yourselves. Please download it. If you were there let us know, if you weren’t here is your chance to hear what you fucking missed out on 😀

Split Roast Release Gig – Live @ Retro Bar, Manchester, 5/6/11

Thanks for your patience and enjoy some free underground bootleg shit!

Condate Records

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Split Roast is GO!

People have pre-ordered and received. Now is the time of the release day of the mighty Split Roast. Driving hard into the sweet vulva of the metal underworld this mighty musical tome has been receiving home run reviews all over the shop! There is something for everyone and for five English nuggets you can purchase one too. If you don’t believe me check out what these lovely people had to say…

Scum Feast Metal 666

One Metal

Sonic Shocks

There are loads more and they all say you should buy it. So buy it. Support it. Spread it like a prison pussy.



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Pre-orders are now available for the immense 5 way split album “Split Roast” from Condate Records Webstore. Head over and place your order to receive a download of an exclusive version of Colonel Blast’s video for the song “Management Coat Competition” from their debut album! Pre-orders will be shipped a few days prior to the release date of the 23rd of May so you can enjoy the fruits of 5 of the UK’s best current underground bands with your Sunday family meal. Remember it’s 5 for 5 bands and over 50 minutes of pure meat. The Arc Angel Phil Collins may have said “You can’t hurry love, no you’ll just have to wait” but at least your love is guaranteed when you place that pre-order…

If you need any more convincing you can hear previews of some of the tracks on Soundcloud, Bandcamp and at Condate Records or check out the bands on their own social networks – Colonel Blast, Cancerous Womb, Magpyes, Dyscaphia and Diascorium

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5 Way Split title announced, video preview and artwork!

Condate Records are set to release the aptly named ‘Split Roast’ on May 23rd bringing together 5 of the UK’s grimmest bands. Featuring brand new tracks from Northern black-meets-death assassins COLONEL BLAST, Leeds based extreme tech metallers DIASCORIUM, Leeds based grind manksters MAGPYES, Edinburgh Death Merchants CANCEROUS WOMB and finally Manchesters most brutal death/tech/grind warriors DYSCAPHIA.

With 20 punishing tracks clocking in at over 60 minutes for a fiver, ‘Split Roast’ is a pocket friendly introduction to the sounds of the current underground metal scene within the UK. The split will be available in digital format from all the major digital outlets including iTunes/Spotify/Amazon/Play and in physical format from the Condate Webstore and from the bands themselves at gigs. The split includes stunning artwork throughout by artist Steve Myles.

Each of the bands plans to release a preview track across their social media sites today (Mar 28th) and have made an intro video for the occasion to unleash upon an unsuspecting public.

CONDATE RECORDS Director Ben Whitfield comments, “The underground scene thrives on the community between bands. It survives year after year because people do it for the passion and for little reward. Split EP’s are the norm throughout metal and punk bands. You hit up several fan bases at once. You get to split costs allowing you to achieve better results than you might trying to do it alone. You also give the people who support underground music a bargain in the process, 5 bands, 20 tracks, over 50 minutes of extreme music. Hopefully people will be as excited about it as we have been. Being the kind of label that we are, DIY and trying to do anything we can to tell people about the music we love, it was always an obvious choice to do a split. Having 5 bands on it was just the icing on the fucking cake.”

For more information on the split and the bands involved head to the dedicated page at Condate Records.

Previews of tracks from each band can be found on their respective sites and players! Get on it!

Colonel Blast Myspace || Facebook

Diascorium Myspace || Facebook

Magpyes Myspace || Facebook

Cancerous Womb Myspace || Facebook

Dyscaphia Myspace || Facebook

For more info or to register for a press/promo copy of ‘Split Roast’ – please contact Lisa @ Hold Tight! PR

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Condate Projects number two (haha number two…)

Over the next few weeks we are going to be uploading a bunch of gig footage from Colonel Blast and Face of Christ for you to download and watch completely free! Keep an eye out for the links and spread them about your friends with the fervour you would spunk on a sock.

Here’s a taster to get you started…

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5 way split name competition update…

SO a week or so in and we’ve had a massive response from all over the world to our naming competition where you can win a signed copy of the split and free merch and goodies from the bands involved There is still yet time to get your entries in SO keep sending them to ben@condaterecords.com and we will add them in to the melting pot. There has been some belters so far, keep them coming!


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All right now!


Hit it large


That is all.


Photos courtesy of Chris Ensell Check him out.

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