Published Nov 28, 2012Earlier this year, seminal metal, hardcore and punk label Hydra Head announced plans to shut down due to financial and personal problems. Now, however, there appears to be some small hope for the imprint's back catalogue with a new fundraising campaign.
Describing the initiative as a "rehabilitation project" on the Hydra Head blog, label head and Isis member Aaron Turner explained that he'll do whatever it takes to keep Hydra Head releases in print.
"While it's not easy to part with some of these things, we do so with happiness knowing that it may allow us to continue doing what we love to do, and ensure that a lot of the great music we've been entrusted with disseminating continues to be available for any and all that want to hear it for years to come," he wrote.
The goodies available range from items as small as stickers and buttons to Turner's 1985 Les Paul guitar, every test pressing the label has ever released or every album they've ever released. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also make a cash donation here.
With the money raised, Hydra Head plan to reissue classic albums from Botch, Cave In, Converge, Discordance Axis, Drowningman and Jesu.
Here's the full list of goodies that the label have up for sale:
$3 - Hydra Head Sticker
$5 - Hydra Head 5 button set
$6 - Mystery Promo Bag
$9 - Dillinger Escape Plan / Drowningman split 7"
$10 - 3 CD grab bag
$20 - 4x 7" mystery bag + screen print
$25 - Hydra Head ltd. screen print (pre-order)
$50 - LP Test Press
$75 - 2xLP Test Press
$100 - 30 CD Grab Box
$125 - HHR Vinyl Subscription (Next 5 Hydra Head vinyl releases/re-presses)
$180 - ISIS Live series I-VI vinyl set (2 available)
$250 - Mamiffer Hirror Enniffer original artwork (#1) + poster + LP
$250 - Mamiffer Hirror Enniffer original artwork (#2) + poster + LP
$300 - ISIS / Pelican / Tombs original artwork + silk screen poster
$300 - Old Man Gloom NO original artwork (#1) + 2xLP test press
$300 - Old Man Gloom NO original artwork (#2) + 2xLP test press
$300 - Pyramids with Nadja original artwork (#1) + ltd. remix 12"
$300 - Pyramids with Nadja original artwork (#2) + ltd. remix 12"
$350 - ISIS Shades of the Swarm 12xLP box set (4 available)
$400 - Buzzoven Revelation: Sick Again original artwork + LP test press
$400 - ISIS vinyl collection (14 vinyl releases, 2 available)
$450 - Pyramids / Horseback A Throne Without a King original artwork (#1) + LP&7" test press
$450 - Pyramids / Horseback A Throne Without a King original artwork (#2) + LP&7" test press
$550 - Aaron Turner's Mesa Boogie Formula Pre preamp + Mesa 20/20 stereo power amplifier
$650 - ISIS / Melvins split LP original artwork + LP test press
$800 - Torche / Boris Chapter Ahead Being Fake original artwork + 10"
$1150 - ISIS Wavering Radiant original artwork + 2xLP test press
$1700 - Aaron Turner's 1985 Gibson Les Paul Standard
$3333 - Entire Hydra Head Records collection, 1995-2012, HH666-001 - HH666-236
$3333 - Entire Hydra Head Records TEST PRESS collection, 1995-2012, HH666-001 - HH666-236
$10,000 - Hydra Head Office Spree + Disneyland vacation
+ more coming soon (exclusive t-shirt, bundles, ... )