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September 27, 2011



The debut release by Ancients is out NOW! The new project featuring members of Rinoa, *shels and Crydebris bring you their debut single “Constellations”, which features 3 tracks as a limited edition CD available at (only 6 of 100 copies are left!) – you can now download the release at the shelsmusic bandcamp, iTunes or all other good digital stores 🙂 Those of you who pre-ordered a copy of the limited edition should get it within 10 days as they’re being shipped this week.

Ancients are currently recording their debut EP which is set for worldwide release through shelsmusic early next year.  Hope you enjoy the new tunes!


It is with great pleasure that we announce the dates for the Ascent of Everest’s 2011 Fall Tour. The group will be traveling as a 7 piece outfit and be performing selections from all three of their records as well as new songs that will be available only on the road as a limited edition tour EP (you can check out 2 new singles later this week). In addition, AOE will be performing live original video compositions projected on stage in tandem with the show. for more information got to


with links to facebook events, if there’s an event that’s not linked send it our way!
Sept 25 Nashville @ The 5 Spot with Parlour, AOE, NOI, Queen Hen
Sept 27th Chattanooga @ Sluggos with Bronzed Chorus, Hearts in Light

Sept 29 Thurs – Louisville @ ZANZABAR with Parlour
Sept 30 Friday Cincinnatti @ TBA with Chiaroscuro
Oct 1 SAT – Columbus @ Cafe Bourbon Street with The End of The Ocean and Harboring Ghosts
2 SUN – Detroit – @ The Lager House with Sunlight Ascending
3 MON – London TBA
4 TUES – Hamilton TBA
5 WEND – Toronto @ The Bovine Sex Club
6 THURS Ottowa TBA
7 FRI Montreal QU @ Nomad – Cinema+Sound micro festival with North, My Love
8 SAT New York City, Williamsburg @ Cameo Gallery – w Ghastly City Sleep, and Industries of The Blind
12 Belgium, Ghent @ Café Video
13 Germany, Stuttgart @ Zwölfzehn
14 Belgium, Arlon @ The Old Courthouse
15 Germany @ Wiesbaden @ Kulturpalast with Kokomo (GER)
16 Germany, Dresden @ Scheune Club
17 Germany, Oberhausen @ Druckluft
18 TBA
19 Austria, Dornbirn @ Schlachthaus
20 Slovenia, Ljubljana @ Channel Zero
21 Austria, Innsbruck – Sunday Smile Festival @ PMK w/ Codes in the Clouds, Rival Consoles and Audiocaeneat
22 Romania, Cluj-Napoca @ Days of No Light Festival II with Blueneck, Rosa Park, Downfall of Gaia
23 Romania, Bucharest @ Control Club
24 Serbia, Belgrade @ KC Grad
25 Austria, Linz @ Kapu
26 Germany, Offenbach am Main @ Hafen 2
28 FRI Washington DC @ Club IOTA with TONE + THE ORCHID
29 SAT Harrisonburg, VA @ The Blue Nile with OCOAI + TONE + Kid’s Garden
30 SUN Knoxville, TN @ Preservation Pub

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Ancients Release Debut Single!

August 14, 2011


After the demise of one of UK underground metal’s brightest talents, Rinoa – fans of epic hardcore music were left with a gaping hole in their universe. Fortunately, news of the split was shortly followed with an announcement by core Rinoa members to continue with a new incarnation that would take Rinoa’s unique vision to colossal new heights – or as the group would say: “a new constellation.”

Joined this time by Mehdi Safa (of *shels and Mahumodo) on vocals and Crydebris drummer Daniel Hoang  – ANCIENTS will unleash their debut 3-track single through Shelsmusic this September. And it’s no surprise that the group’s debut features such track titles as ‘Constellations’ and ‘De Stella Nova’ (the new star) to describe the fusion of unique elements that have come together to create a heavy musical journey like nothing before.

Ancients – “Constellations”
by shelsmusic

As ‘Constellations’ patiently unravels, it’s not long before you realise that something new
and monumental is on the verge of being delivered – and then it explodes into what feels like the soundtrack  to the birth of a thousand stars. It’s clear that ANCIENTS have not only retained the emotion and blistering power of all their past and present incarnations – but have also refined, transcended and perfected the art of making heavy music. But, this is more than just “Heavy”, this is colossal, delicate and beautiful – as giant slabs of distorted guitar intertwine with soaring vocals that scream like sirens of light – listeners are left recovering from the overwhelming dose of energy and emotion delivered.

This isn’t just a single – this is a mission statement by a band that are out to reshape music as we know it. ANCIENTS have arrived.


‘Constellations’ will be available as a limited edition single on CD (only 100 hand-screen-
printed copies and Digital.  The group have also started work on an EP that is being produced by Safa and Jonny Renshaw (Devil Sold His Soul). It’s scheduled for release early next year.


Watch the official Trailer for the new single HERE:


Mucho love and respect!

*shelsmusic 😉

Go, Go, Gadget SHELSMUSIC!

June 16, 2011




sorry for the lack of label updates y’all! we’re still here… promise!

and now that Plains of the Purple Buffalo is on the verge of being unleashed to the world we figured it’d be a good time to squeeze in a quick shelsmusic update!

so, last year we unleashed a ton of yummy stuff from our hives. 7 new releases, including debuts by Brother/Ghost & Pretend, a new Admiral Angry EP on Vinyl, new albums by Ef and The Ascent of Everest and our very first ever Label Compilation 🙂 we then took some much needed time to finish our own new album Plains of the Purple Buffalo

being the small DIY operation that we are, we’ve had to be super picky about the projects we’ve gotten involved with in the past.. and starting NOW we’re gonna be even more picky – we’re gonna focus on fewer releases every year, maybe 3 or 4 max – and put more TIGEERRRUUPPERCUTS into every one. yeah. 

so, 2011 will kick off for shelsmusic with the new *shels album Plains of the Purple Buffalo

– and followed by the debut single and then EP by Ancients – featuring members of Rinoa, Crydebris and *shels.


We’ll also be announcing another new release soon – just waiting to confirm it, but this thing has had us jizzing in our panties non-stop for the last few weeks… so stay tuned for more news on that!

we’re looking forward to getting back to work with the label and as bringing you awesome music from around the planet. we’re super stoked to be doing what we do – working with some of the coolest artists and musicians from around the world – And we’re totally blessed to have the most awesome and dedicated music lovers on the planet following and supporting what we do – we promise to keep working our asses off for you to bring you the best shit we can!

see below for other bits and pieces from our magical kingdom:

mucho love and respect!

starship * s h e l s m u s i c o


ok… no one panic, but the release date for Plains of the Purple Buffalo has been pushed back to July 11th, due to some delays at the factory. all pre-orders will ship out on June 27th and should land by end of June. The album will be available at all good record stores and digital retail outlets worldwide on the web, including iTunes etc.. BUT if you’re planing to download the album (legitimately) PLEASE do so at instead of iTunes because they’re a bunch of thieving mofos and apple has enough money already 😛

Also – be sure to check out the next issue of Rock Sound Magazine (on news stands around the planet June 22) for a new track from the album on the cover CD, an awesome feature and a full page album review. yes! 🙂

we also have a limited edition Vinyl pressing of the album available at but we still need 20 more orders to be able to afford this, so if you haven’t ordered a copy yet – go do it! it’s only 22$ for a double vinyl 12″ packed full of awesomeness 🙂 go go go! 🙂


Transatlantic epic rockers Ancients will release their debut single on July 18th. The single will be available at and will include 2 tracks ‘Constellations’ and another. You’ll be able to download the tracks, or purchase a limited edition print/canvas and get the downloads for free. The group which features members of Rinoa, Crydebris and *shels are busy completing their debut EP which they plan to release through shelsmusic later this year. join Ancients on Facebook for more updates and info! 

Following an incredible show with Beecher in London recently, the mighty Latitudes are nearly finished writing music for a new album!!! which they plan to record this year with Chris Fielding at Foel Studios. You can get more info from the band on their Facebook page here. we cannot wait for this shit.


Following a highly successful run of shows in Europe recently, which included an unforgettable performance at this years Dunk! Festival in Belgium, the Ascent of Everest have started booking some US/CANADIAN dates (posted below) – the group has also started writing music for their 3rd new release which is as yet untitled. More info can be obtained from the band on their Facebook page here. here’s a video of the band performing at Dunk!


29\30 Thurs Fri – Louisville 

1 Sat – Chicago
2 Sun – Detroit\An Arbor
3 Mon – London ON
4 Tues – Hamilton ON
5 Wends – Toronto ON
6 Thurs – Montreal
7 – Friday – Boston
8 Sat – NYC
9 Sunday NYC
11 – 25 – EUROPE
27 Allentown\Philly
28 Baltimore\Philly
29 DC
30 knoxville

In 2008 we introduced you to one of the heaviest bands on the planet. and after witnessing LA sludge metal doomers Black Sheep Wall completely tear it up at Murderfest alongside Converge, The Red Chord and others earlier that year – we knew the world was in for another A Hole being torn. 

following the incredible response from around the world to their crushing debut album ‘I Am God Songs’ Black Sheep Wall proceeded to go through some turbulent periods – and as with all super hazardous compounds, the band was on the verge of collapse on more than one occasion.. but we’re happy to report that Black Sheep Wall are not only still standing.. but their form is more brutal than ever before – and with a new album on the verge of being released the group is currently touring the US – the band recently signed to Southern Lord Records, which has been home to such groups as Mayhem,Morbid AngelKylesa, and Dillinger Escape Plan and while we’ll be sad to see these mofos leave our nest, we’re proud to have been involved and super excited about their future, which is burning brightly. you can get more info about the new BSW album and their current tour on their Facebook Book page here.  

US tour dates:

Jun 16    Black Forest    Eugene, OR
Jun 17    Plan B    Portland, OR
Jun 18    Quesadilla Factory    Centralia, WA
Jun 19    The Morgue    Seattle, WA
Jun 20    House of the Rising Sun    Boise, ID

10/06/11 Chico, CA – Monstros Pizza
11/06/11 Sacramento, CA – The Hub
12/06/11 San Francisco, CA – Submission Art Space
13/06/11 Fresno, CA – Chinatown Youth Center
14/06/11 Simi Valley, CA – Infusion Cafe
15/06/11 Reno, NV – TBA
16/06/11 Portland, OR – TBA
17/06/11 Olympia, WA – TBA
18/06/11 Seattle, WA – TBA
19/06/11 Boise, ID – TBA
20/06/11 Salt Lake City, UT – TBA

and some studio videos here:

That’s all for now folks!

If you can see this then first 5 people to write us back with ANCIENTS DEBUT SINGLE OUT JULY 18 in the subject line
will get a free download of that single!



February 1, 2011

1. Ancients Join Shelsmusic – New project feat. members of Rinoa, *shels, Crydebris & Mahumodo
2. Latitudes UK Tour – Back from their debut UK Headline Tour and working on album #2.
3. Shelsmusic Unveils Compilation #2
4. *Shels Studio Update!
5. Shelsmusic Digital Store

First and foremost we want to wish you all a belated happy new year! Sorry for the lack of updates of late – we promise to make it up to you by embedding mucho hidden free gifts within this mailer – so get your predator vision ON. We’ve been ridiculously swamped catching-up with orders received over the holidays – as some of you already know, we totally sold out of all our merch in the first few days of our FREE Shipping sale and had to repress everything, which was a bit of a mission with most places being closed for the holidays. Add to it bad weather affecting shipping and it all turned into a massive delay getting stuff out. But we’ve finally caught up and if you haven’t yet received all your merch, you will do any day now! Thanks for your patience and Congrats to those of you who managed to get the Free shipping deal;) Aside from that we’ve been busy talking with a bunch of new bands and working on our plans for 2011. Top of the list and first to announce is Ancients – a new project comprised of members of recently defunct Epic rockers RINOA – the line-up also includes members of the incredible Crydebris and Mehdi Safa of *shels on Vocals. More info on that below. In addition to new signings we’re also unveiling the 2nd of our limited collector’s edition SHELSMUSIC Compilations. So, scroll down.. and let us know if you have any questions! 🙂

Shelsmusic is extremely proud and excited to welcome Ancients to the family.
Ancients is a new project formed in January 2011 and is comprised of members of Rinoa, *shels, Crydebris and Mahumodo. “Constellations” is the first track unveiled by the group which can be heard **here**The group were recently interviewed by the mighty Rock Sound and you can check that out here:

Ancient are currently working on their debut EP which is set for a release through Shelsmusic later this year. Stay tuned for more info including a limited edition release and video. You can also get more news and info from the following pages – so if you have’nt joined these do it! Ancients on Facebook
Shelsmusic on Facebook
Ancients on Myspace
Ancients on Twitter

Mucho thanks to everyone who came out to Latitudes’ UK tour last month with HAMMERS and made each show such an incredible and monumental experience. It was Latitudes’ first UK Headline tour, which culminated with an incredible FREE show at the Old Blue Last in London. You can check out some of the tour pics on the Latitudes FB page here: Those of you who were at the shows would have heard some new tracks that will be on a new Latitudes record that is currently being written. Expect it to be filthier, faster and more abrasive than ever. Latitudes are still on the hunt for a permanent vocalist too to join the crew, so if you think you have what it takes then hit them up at . don’t be shy! ;)here’s a picture taken by the awesome James Milne in Manchester while Latitudes were on tour. The rest of the shoot can be seen on Latitudes Facebook page here. 





Latitudes have two releases currently on sale at – Their debut EP “Bleak Epiphanies in Slow Motion” and their debut album “Agonist”. They also have a bunch of awesome new Tshirts for sale here: http:/ – Stocks are now extremely rare – so grab something while you still can 🙂 

2nd in our series of limited collector’s edition compilations will go on sale very shortly. The record will be as a CD or digital download with the CD featuring artwork done by hand using our famous silkscreen printers 😉 Only 100 physical copies will be pressed and pre-orders will be announced through this mailing list first. The compilation will feature tracks from Shelsmusic releases over the span of 2009-2010 and will have the following track listing:1. Ef “Sons Of Ghosts”
2. Admiral Angry “Android”
3. Sons Of Noel And Adrian “Elsa’s House”
4. Pretend “Those Luminous Noises Are God”
5. Latitudes “Antechamber”
6. Waal “Brother/Ghost”
7. Hateful Wrists “Parliament Of Owls”
8. Safely Caged In Bone “The Ascent Of Everest”4. *SHELS STUDIO UPDATE!
The highly anticipated and long overdue album by *shels is nearing completion. The group spent much of Christmas working on the finishing touches for their 3rd release, which has been titled “Plains Of The Purple Buffalo”. Tom and Mehdi recently spent time at the studios in Brighton University, in the UK with *shels Trumpeteer Arif Driessen to finish the remaining brass sections. Very excited by how it’s sounding and hope ya’ll will dig it and be into it. *shels are currently mixing the album at their home studio in California and aim to have it released by End of May 🙂 email us if you have any questions!

Following the hugely successful release of their beautiful 2nd album “From This Vantage” Nashville’s The Ascent Of Everest have been invited to play a slew of Festivals and shows across the US and Europe. The band is currently putting together dates for a European tour – more info will be released as soon as dates have been firmed up. If you live in Europe you can expect to see TAOE near you soon! If you haven’t picked-up a copy of “From This Vantage” do it at and don’t miss out on this. For fans of forward thinking, adventurous, brave and extremely emotional music. We are in love with this band and what they do and so proud to be involved. We hope you’ll jump aboard and join us in supporting brave musicians doing what they love and believe in like The Ascent Of Everest.

Thanks to all of you who have been downloading music directly from us at our digital store located at This is where we as a label and the bands get the most from your orders. While iTunes and other sites are great at distributing music across the web, we as a label and the bands only get a tiny share of those downloads. So we hope you’ll spread the word and encourage folks to download directly from our site where and when possible.

We’ll also be introducing some sweet deals soon at our store. For example we feel that if folks are willing to buy a Tshirt, hoody or print they should get to download an album of their choice for FREE from our website. Not only is it a nice treat – but it’ll help us get spread some of this awesome music that we believe in so much.

In closing we’d just like to say that we are BLESSED to be able to do what we do. Thanks to all of YOU. We might be a small label working in a super challenging industry – but if you think independent labels have it tough, just consider what it takes to be in an unsigned band or a band on a small label. We’re extremely honored to be involved with bands like Latitudes, Admiral Angry, Ef, The Ascent of Everest and all the rest of the bands on Shelsmusic. All of whom share similar stories of perseverance and juggling day jobs with trying to save up enough to go on tour or record and release their music. It takes a lot of guts to do what they do and we hope you’ll jump on the starship Shelsmusico and help us support these talented folks by spreading the word – buying a Tshirt or picking up a copy of the album – in return we’ll do all we can to make sure you’re happy and proud of your order by putting love into the artwork, and the work whether it’s recording, printing or whatever. We want every order, every release, every print to be a timeless collectable you can be proud of. So, if even the most you can do is post a comment on one of the band’s Facebook pages or an email – then do it – things like that can be so encouraging and fuel for a band to keep BRINGING IT in the face of whatever difficulty. Thank YOU all for being a part of this. We’d also like to say that there are thankfully A LOT of good people out there doing shit the right way –  helping bands, labels like us and helping good music be heard. Magazines like Rock Sound, Terrorizer many labels, promoters, venues, photographers and fans who get involved, give up their time, energy and help. We’re proud to know you and work with you on a daily basis.So, here’s to an incredible 2011 for us all. Now check out, complete your shelsmusic collection and bang your heads! :)mucho love, thanks and respect! 





sup predators!! first 5 people to email us back with the subject line. WUDDUP FOOLS in the subject line – gets a free copy of the new Shelsmusic COmpilation #2 from our store.
The first one to email us back gets to chose any Tshirt as well. Good luck folks!

*Shelsmusic – NEWS NEWS NEWS!

November 17, 2008

1) After just two weeks on sale, HMV has moved Black Sheep Wall’s debut album ‘I AM GOD SONGS’ up to the Recommended Metal section! (order direct from for best prices).

BSW will be on tour with The Abominable Iron Sloth in Dec – check for more info.

2) *Shels and Latitudes are gearing up to play Damnation Festival next weekend in Leeds. The event, which will feature performances by Carcass, Cathedral, Napalm Death, Devil Sold His Soul and loads more has now SOLD OUT! Bring your beards, tatts, nipple piercings and bang your heads!

Click here for an exclusive interview with *Shels’ beatmaster Tom Harriman about Damnation and more… on Total Rock.

3) Click here for an extremely rare peek into the rehearsal room as *Shels prepare for their last string of shows until 2009.

Tickets are now on-sale for the following:

22 – Damnation Festival, Leeds

26 – The Croft, Bristol
+ Sometimenever
27 – The Joiners, Southampton
28 – The Freebutt, Brighton + Sons of Noel and Adrian
29 – The Boileroom, Guildford
30 – The Underworld, London + Rinoa, Latitudes

4) Limited Edition Underworld Prints – Our good friend Drew Binkley of The Ascent Of Everest has made some limited edition hand prints for the *Shels London show with Rinoa, Latitudes & The Ascent of Everest. The posters will be available for sale on the tour.

5) Sons of Noel and Adrian have nearly completed work on a new limited edition EP that will be released on Shelsmusic in early 2009. The release, which will include new tracks as well as a single off the album, will be limited to 300 copies and be hand-made by the Shels music family sweat shop. The band will embark on it’s first European tour in April ’09.

More news including Shelsmusic signings TBA soon!
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