New Veteran

by Blacklevel Embassy

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    Finally, the vinyl version of this beast is seeing the light of day.
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    200 x Black/Clear "Swirl" *Limited Colour*
    150 x Black
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Catalogue Number • OSCL005
Release Date • 1st October 2012 [Australia/New Zealand] • 1st November 2012 [rest of world]
Format • CD/digital/vinyl [CD/digital release by Battle]

With global distro through UK-based label Battle, hopefully BLE will now get to show their wares to the world. It’s scary to think how good they’d be if this were more than just a hobby for the three blokes involved • Blunt

New Veteran is filled with well-seasoned AmRep and a pinch of Touch and Go, presented un-mistakenly as Australian post-hardcore • No Heroes

In an ideal world, a band who returned from the grave, recorded an album this good and scored a series of high-profile supports with a band like Shellac should be able to write their own tickets from here on in. Because this is a fucking great record • Mess+Noise

Simply delicious no-nonsense rock • Future Music Charts

Black Level Embassy makes noise rock as we like them. The guitars sound great unruly and dissonant, the drums heels firmly on the loose and the bass growls like a grizzly • CJP

If the discordant wails of Tony and the unstructured intricacies of You Should Build Yourself a Deck don’t win you over with their defiant fury, nothing will • The City Hub

The songs on New Veteran are smart and intense… and each one stands squarely on its own as a real statement. An incredible dose of loud rock that’s sure to please even the most discriminating fan • Babysue

Defiant, discordant and propelled by a never-ending surge of hulking riffage, New Veteran pushes the limits of what can be conjured up by three gruff chaps and a handful of distortion pedals. Arguably the first time the band has been able to truly bottle the caustic fury of their live show, this album roars like the scorned stepbrother of AC/DC piloting some heavy machinery down the wrong side of the road • Australian Guitar

BLE’s third outing is like a Chinese pot sticker; meaty, crunchy, addictive and satisfyingly unhealthy • Rolling Stone

These dudes may be getting older but the music is definitely not becoming any softer • Vulture


released November 1, 2012



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