September 3, 2021
Happy Friday everyone, it's time for an update!
As many of you are aware, the vinyl industry is in complete chaos right now and projects that used to take 8-12 weeks are now taking 16-20 weeks or more for completion, if everything goes smoothly. In fact one manufacturer currently has a turnaround of 30-34 weeks. The plating process is horribly backlogged and the market for vinyl records has been steadily increasing every year without the resources to back it up. It's a nightmare.
With that said, we did not anticipate this to happen "as quickly" as it did nor did we think the Mars Is Heaven LP would take this long as we've never experienced this in the nearly ten years of being a label. We are told though that only the 100 glow in the dark copies remain to be pressed so we know it's not far from them being here! We thank each and every one of you that ordered this LP for your continued patience and understanding. ❤
Even with the vinyl market extremely volatile right now and the uncertainty of the future, we've managed come up with some presale dates and a few hard release dates with some sense of confidence that will make things seem more forgiving in the future. Save these dates!
WASTED 028 Hockey Mom’s - Warming Up The Van LP Presale Date: October 16th
WASTED 029 Iron Tusk/The Knot No Howz - Split 12” EP Presale Date: October 2nd / Release Date: October 29th
WASTED 030 RISTRIKT - We Are All Just Human LP/Cassette/CD + DVD/Patch/T-shirt Presale Date: October 23rd
WASTED 031 The Pagans of Northumberland - S/T LP Presale Date: November 6th
WASTED 032 Forbidden Dimension - Shiv’s And Shrouds/Our Martian Heritage Cassette Presale Date: October 9th / Release Date: October 31st
WASTED 033 Forbidden Dimension - Sin Gallery LP/Cassette/T-shirt presale date: December 4th / Release Date: December 31st
August 20, 2021
Friday announcement and update time!
WASTED 027 Forbidden Dimension - Mars Is Heaven LP; in pressing and assembly stage
WASTED 028 Hockey Mom’s - Warming Up The Van LP; waiting on test pressings. Presale details to be announced down the road.
WASTED 029 Iron Tusk/The Knot No Howz 12” EP; waiting on test pressings. Presale details to be announced down the road.
WASTED 030 RISTRIKT - We Are All Just Human LP; waiting on test pressings. Presale details to be announced down the road.
WASTED 031 The Pagans of Northumberland S/T LP; submitting next week
WASTED 032 Forbidden Dimension - Shiv’s And Shrouds/Our Martian Heritage cassette; A reissue of the demo for Sin Gallery with updated artwork by the ultra talented Tom Bagley! Currently in production.
WASTED 033 Forbidden Dimension - Sin Gallery LP; Issued for the first time on vinyl with yet again, new artwork by the brilliant Tom Bagley! Waiting on test pressings. Presale details to be announced down the road.
August 5, 2021
The "growing trend" these days of LPs being late from the supplier has mildly affected us as well. With that said, we have some updates for the LPs we are all waiting for.
WASTED 024 - The Moröns-Today's Special; We are told that they were to be on the press a couple weeks ago and expect them to be assembled and shipped out to us anytime now.
WASTED 026 - Me The Guts-Spilt Guts Over Rough Cuts; These LP's are out now!!!
WASTED 027 - Forbidden Dimension-Mars Is Heaven; Tests pressings are on their way to us. If all is good, we are still hoping for a late August release but can spill into September with all the holdups there have been. VIP packs all next to gone and t-shirt preorders end August 7th.
SNFU via Chase The Glory; We have all variants in for the second pressing of Better Than A Stick in the Eye which have been delivered and shipped out to individual orders. A Blessing But With It A Curse is still in transit and will be shipped out ASAP.
We have five more projects in production as we speak so stay tuned in for announcements in the near future!
Our customers are our first priority - that’s why we want to keep you up to date on changes that effect you. Thank you
July 31, 2021
We are stoked to announce the newest additions to our family! Please welcome Iron Tusk and The Knot No Howz to the team with their upcoming 12" EP split set for release in October!
May 25, 2021
PREORDER ANNOUNCEMENT!!! Save the date of June 05, 2021 at 12:00 pm MDT for preordering Forbidden Dimension’s album Mars Is Heaven for the first time on vinyl. Remastered and with brand new artwork by the brilliant @jphibes!
Limited to 100 copies on neon blue, yellow/green, and magenta, 100 on neon green, and 100 on glow in the dark off-white with red splatter (Bloodshot eye)!
Alongside the LP release is a reissue of the 1990 cassette limited to 100 copies with updated cassette art on sexy neon translucent green shells with violet pad print.
Also available will be some nifty unisex shirts with glow in the dark eyes and teeth! Lastly, we are offering a VIP pack to get it all!
May 06, 2021
What a busy few days we've had! New to the WWR family is Forbidden dimension from Calgary, AB and we'll be starting things off with releasing their first album "Mars Is Heaven" for the first time on vinyl with new artwork! Including in this release will be a limited run of cassettes with original art to pay homage to it! There will be spectacular surprises included with this one!
Another addition to the family is a new band called Ristrikt from Edmonton, AB consisting of Rob Lawless, Mike Jak, Dave Bacon, and Garrett Kruger. Fast blistering punk rock to knock your socks off! Watch for their debut LP this summer.
April 07, 2021
We are STOKED to announce the next three releases currently in production:
WASTED 024 - Moröns (Calgary, AB) with their album “Today’s Special” on a super limited run of 100 on red vinyl.
WASTED 025 - Nunchaku Masters/ D.F.C. (Brazil) split EP on cassette consisting of amazing Brazilian hardcore.
WASTED 026/FFR001 - Me The Guts (Saskatoon, SK) with their album “Spilt Guts Over Rough Cuts” on a limited run of 150 coloured vinyl. Co-released with @fixedfrequencyrecordlabel
April 06, 2021
WASTED 023 - Calgary’s now defunct hardcore punk band Antisocial Club with their final lineup and at their prime. Reissued on a limited run of 50 translucent blue cassette tapes with sexy gold stamp ink! Includes all lyrics and more on a three panel foldout insert. Head to Bandcamp to download for free (or donation!) --BONUS FACT-- Members from the Antisocial Club would move on to form a tree of bands such as Spastic Panthers, Herd of Wasters, Vain Collapse, Mystery Squad, Xembryos, Mandible Klaw, and Total Wolf.
February 10, 2021
T-shirts are in AND we have another giveaway! All online orders from
January 1st - February 28th have been and will continue to be entered
in for a draw to win a signed SNFU ...What No One Else Wanted To Say
book by Chris Walter and a lovely art print from our dearest Chi. R.I.P.
1 online order = 1 name entry. The winner will be decided by the
computer generated “Wheel of Misfortune” on May 1st. REMEMBER,
all your orders are contributing to donating to CMHA!
February 07, 2021
As there have been people able to bounce back from the ugliness that was 2020, some have not and many are still very much hurting. Some never got the chance to get the help they needed. While music helps soothes the soul, sometimes it’s just not enough. Here at WWR headquarters, we are sick and tired of hearing news of friends and friends of friends and many other loved ones losing their lives more so now than ever it seems. We don’t want to wait for mental health awareness in October. We want to do something now and that something is to donate to the CMHA (Alberta Division) with the profits from ALL the remaining stock in our store until the virtual doors of this business closes. Please help and share this post to let others know that not only can they support local bands but also help donate to something great! #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters
June 09, 2020
Here we are amidst a pandemic with nothing to do, unless you are a musician. By the time this Covid-19 virus does it's rounds, there will be a plethora of new music to go through for our ear holes. We're here to help bring you some of that new music. As of now, we have our next four releases at the press. This early summer, we've got Midnight Gallows (Regina, SK) with their debut stoner doom LP "Attack Warning Red", Mandible Klaw (Calgary, AB) with their second full length LP "Mankind Grind", Flashback (Calgary, AB) with their new LP "Heathen of Influence", and Total Wolf (Medicine Hat, AB) with their second LP "Nobody Loves You". We have more releases coming out after these and we will keep you updated!
September 6, 2021
🚨CONTEST TIME!! For the entire month of September, every purchase made will be entered into a draw where we will be giving away 3 SNFU flags (purchased from Chase The Glory Tattoos and Records) and 1 ticket to the Propagandhi show in Calgary on Tuesday October 5th!
1 order = 1 entry
Draw date for the flags will be held on October 1st while the Propagandhi ticket (available to Canadian participants only) will be drawn on September 24th.