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Pre-order Tiny Moving Parts "Old Maid/Coffee With Tom 7" Repress

After quickly selling out during the first pressing, the Tiny Moving Parts "Old Maid/Coffee With Tom" 7" repress is now available for pre-order on three brand new variants, featuring a screenprinted b-side.

The Old Maid / Coffee With Tom 7" features two tracks recorded just months before "This Couch is Long and Full of Friendship" intended for a split that was apparently never meant to be. But now, the upbeat and melodic songs find themselves on this one-sided 7" with art by the band, and a screen-printed B-side all done by hand, carrying the passion of their true Midwestern roots. 

Second pressing: 500 copies w/ screen printed B-side

/100 Alien Green vinyl w/ Purple Ink (under 20 copies left!)
/200 Transparent Orangesicle vinyl w/ White Ink 
/200 Chocolate vinyl w/ Orange Ink

Flesh Born "Han" 12" EP Out Now!

Called just about everything from post-metal to grindcore, and black-metal to crust, Flesh Born's new EP "Han" is surely something not to be saved for a bright and sunny day.

Don't sleep on this, as under 200 copies of this bad boy remain. Did I mention that this vinyl edition features their debut EP "All The Pain I Built Up" on the B-side?

Three New Tapes Up For Pre-order

While many of you may be on break from school or work, binging on Netlfix or chillin' on the beach, we've been busy planning release after release! Up for pre-order now in the Skeletal Lightning store:

estates "S/T" EP repress
- Available on blue tint tapes with white imprinting
- Pro-dubbed, featuring alternate artwork from the first pressing.
- Includes INSTANT download after checkout.
- Shipping now! Order your copy here.

Youth Novel "Turned Around Abruptly Beside A Mirror And Jumped At My Own Reflection" 
- New EP from Ann Arbor based screamo band Youth Novel.
- Pro-dubbed on Putty tapes (/50 - SxL exclusive color)
- Compared to Portraits of Past, The Saddest Landscape, Raein, and La Quiete.
- Ships this week! Order here.

Pretty Mouth "The Endless Mistake"
- Toronto based grindcore/power violence trio's second full length.
- Sounds like Daughters meets Botch, chock full of the same dysfunctional nature to boot.
- Hear for yourself with an exclusive stream at Funeral Sounds.
- Pro-dubbed on white tapes, limited to just 50 copies.
- Pre-order here.

Skeletal Lightning to start carrying Dog Knights Productions releases in the distro!

Ever wanted a release from Dog Knights Productions, but didn't want to pay for international shipping? You're in luck. Skeletal Lightning will start carrying all non-US released vinyl currently in stock in the Dog Knights store. More details to come. For now, hit us up if you want anything specific.

We will soon carry releases from:
Sorority Noise
Nai Harvest
We Came Out Like Tigers
and more!

Preview what's to come here! Click each item to sign up for an instant notification email the moment they are available to purchase.

Posted on July 20th, 2014
Pre-order Flesh Born - "Han" 12"

We're pleased to bring you the latest from Flesh Born, a brand new EP called "Han." 8 punishing tracks pressed to 12" vinyl, available now for pre-order in our store!

The pre-order edition features hand-numbered, screenprinted covers (courtesy of Harrison Hickok), and hand-stamped labels on pure black vinyl. Limited to just 50 copies

Pre-order the dang thing here:

BONUS: The B-side of this record features the band's killer debut EP "All The Pain I Built Up," marking its first time on vinyl. Bundles with a new Flesh Born t-shirt design also available!

Be sure to catch Flesh Born on tour starting Saturday! Full dates below:

May 10th - Denton, TX at Rubber Gloves 

May 11th - Kansas City, MO at Art Closet 

May 12th - St. Louis, MO at Lemp 

May 13th - Moline, IL at Bier Stube

May 14th - Milwaukee, WI at Center Street Free Space* 

May 15th - Chicago, IL 

May 16th - Indiana at TBA*

May 17th - *Grand Rapids, MI at BrekFest*

May 18th - Champaign, IL at Thee Death Tower*

May 19th - Springfield, IL at Black Sheep Cafe 

May 20th - Columbus, OH at House with No Name

May 23rd - Richmond, VA at Smash Palace

May 24th - Philadelphia, PA at Mt. Thrashmore

May 25th - Pittsburgh, PA at The Mr. Roboto Project 

May 26th - Hungtington, WV at The Elimination Chamber 

May 27th - Nashville, TN at Exponent Manor

May 29th - Memphis, TN at Crosstown Arts

Posted on May 8th, 2014
Pre-order Human Hands - S/T tape

Today is a great day, as we just launched pre-orders for the Human Hands S/T full length on tape.

Honing in the sounds of the early 90s emotive hardcore and punk bands before them, and doing it just as well, Human Hands have taken over the UK by storm. Intense, passionate vocals, grooving bass lines, and strong dynamics that can change in an instant, this album is one that will surely stick on repeat for quite some time and we’re happy to give it the tape treatment in the states.

FFO: Yaphet Kotto, Indian Summer, Moss Icon, The Pine.

100 pro-dubbed, hand-numbered, and hand-labeled solid dark red tapes with printed card stock j-cards and photocopied lyrics insert.

Head over to our store to preorder.

Posted on April 27th, 2014
Pre-order latest from Enabler on tape!

Stoked to announce SL-019 - Enabler ”La Fin Absolue Du Monde” Tape, the band’s brand new full length up for pre-order right now!

Stream the track “Prey” over at

Pre-order the tape here:

Bundle with All Hail The Void tape also available.

Posted on April 27th, 2014
Locktender - Rodin Tape Out Now!

Stoked to announce our latest release, Rodin, a followup to last year’s Locktender full length. Exploring the heavier, experimental, and beautiful sides of screamo, Locktender hone in the works of 19th century artist and sculptor Auguste Rodin.

Pro-dubbed on clear tapes, with black liner and white imprinting. Includes hand-numbered, full-color two-sided J-cards and lyrics insert. Housed in a clear plastic cassette case.

Order the tape here. Shipping now!

Stream a brand new song via Scene Point Blank.

Vinyl available from Halo of Flies, Desorde Ordonne, and I.Corrupt.Records.

Posted on April 27th, 2014