10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL April 29 + 30. Frank Phobia on TV

The time is upon us to celebrate making it to the 10 year mark of releasing great CDs and vinyl.  DRP RECORDS is a small indie label with some great networking, good distribution and LOTS of talented bands. We are incredibly excited for this weekends festival featuring current roster acts, alumni bands coming back for the show, side projects, and reunions of some of our most beloved bands. Make your plans to arrive early, stay late and recover on Sunday. The club hosting this extravaganza is REVERB, Reading, Pa.’s newest concert venue. Lots of free parking, great food and drink prices, and a drp records superstore for this weekend with lots of almost out of print forever releases, limited edition shirts and DVDs, HUGE savings on everything… Distorted Rock and Punk.

TUESDAY April 27th: drp records head, Frank Phobia will be the guest on DREAMERS hosted by Chris Talarico on BCTV in Reading Pa. airing at 7 PM EST. BCTV also broadcasts on the web so you can watch the show on your computer if you don’t live in the Reading, Pa. area. More info check the BCTV website: click HERE 

This Thursday April 29th: A feature article will run in the READING EAGLE newspaper about the Festival.  You can pick up a copy locally or read it Thursday online: click HERE

We hope to see all of you this weekend at REVERB. Thanks for the support !!

-Frank Phobia and the entire drp records family.

DRP RECORDS 10 Year Anniversary Festival April 29 + 30 at REVERB

The exciting news here at drp records worldwide headquarters in PA. this month is we can FINALLY announce the 2 day celebration of our label to be held at the NEW venue called REVERB in our hometown of Reading, PA.. The club is a 960 capacity club that will be the new home club for drp records bands as well as original local, regional, and national touring acts. Check the site for upcoming events including drp records alumni members INNERPARTYYSYSTEM (April 16) CLUTCH (May 20) and The East Coast Tsunami Festival featuring BLOOD FOR BLOOD, LEFTOVER CRACK, and a special reunion of SHELTER (June 24-26).

Here is the line-up for the Festival featuring current bands on our roster, some one off reunion appearences, and side project bands featuring members of the drp records family. Each night the music will end at 12 midnight and will be followed with DJ sets from drp records family members: I Want To Kill You’s Troy Hinson aka TROYQUAN (he will open and close both nights with sets) + WISKEY TANGO aka Markie Boov from drp’s EASTCIDE + JARED PICCONE. Jared is now in INNERPARTYSYSTEM but was in 4 (yes four drp records bands, D’arey October, Choose Your Own Adventure, The Skyline Drive and ThirteenOverEight). We will have a drp records superstore setup with rare, hard to find, and deep discounted CDs, shirts, and more ! We can’t wait to see everyone ! All cameras and video cameras WILL be allowed at this event.

In other news here at drp records:
The brutal breakdown brothers known as THRODL will start recording a new digital/ CD for a new upstart label. After two kick ass releases “This is Freedom’s Obituary” and “No Honour In Exile” we have mutually decided to part ways on good terms. We wish them the best in the future. Catch THRODL’s last drp appearence April 30th at the drp festival.

GLOOMINOUS DOOM: Sad news, it looks like tragedy has struck the ‘Doom. Singer Jeff  Kruppenbach has been eaten by a polar bear on a Viking trek in Iceland. So, after the memorial service, the remaining members of the band asked fellow grieving friend, the Singer/ Bassist of RUMPLESTILTSKIN GRINDER,  Shawn Riley to fill in on their upcoming tours. These shows will be special events try to check them out ! Upcoming shows see the GD guys team up with MENSREA (featuring Cory Smoot of GWAR) + DEAD BY WEDNESDAY and drp’s very own DIVINATION !!! Who are finally hitting the road to support the awesome new CD “Age Of Man”.

Happy New Year from drp ! Common Enemy on tour and more !

DRP RECORDS: 2010 was the busiest year in the 10 year history of our label. We released 12 different titles of awesome music for everyone to love.  If you supported any of our artists this year we just wanted to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH ! We’d also like to say 2010 was our biggest success ever at Loud Rock Radio, with Gloominous Doom, The Workhorse lll and Viking Skull hitting the radio waves hard and charting very well. The releases were met with very positive reviews in the press and our bands are hitting the road now more than ever, bringing the rock to your face in your town. We look forward to bringing you NEW music and some re-issued faves in 2011 from a bunch of exciting, talented, kick ass artists from all over the planet. BIG HUGE THANKS to Heavy Hitter Radio Promotions, Jose + Troy @ Sirius, Gordon Conrad @ Relapse, Greg Bowman at Level Nine, Dave Causa for the continued video support, and everyone at MVD.

COMMON ENEMY : The kick ass Punk band from PA. had a GREAT year ! The CD/ LP “Living The Dream?” is still selling well as the band toured Europe again, supported shows for D.R.I., HellMouth, Tesco Vee’s Hate Police, Jello Biafra, and countless others. Catch them on tour NOW !!! The band are hitting the studio soon for more fun filled anthems coming at you via Overdose On Records/ drp in 2011.

VIKING SKULL: The song “Blackened Sunrise” continues to gain airplay especially on Sirius Radio. The song will be featured in the new JACKASS 3-D DVD coming soon ! The CD/ LP “Chapter Two” will be released in a special one CD/ European only jewel case version. The killer re-issue is now available on Gold vinyl, special book package 2 CD set, and now on the combined 2 CDs on 1 (all tracks are included from both the full length and Blackened Sunrise EP + the video directed by Bam Margera) Viking Skull ON TOUR in the UK Feb. 11 through March 5th with The BLACK SPIDERS. No US dates are announced quite yet, but, we are working on it.

PAGAN BABIES: Philly Hardcore Punk Legends are playing in Philly. DO NOT MISS THIS. Very few shows will be booked to support the Anthology CD/DVD “Last” out now on drp records. So, do NOT miss any of them !!! FYI: The reunited band THE HEELS (featuring members of Pagan Babies and The Workhorse lll) played their first show back two weeks ago and from all reports, were amazing !!! The Heels will be supporting Legends, D.R.I. at The Trocadero in Philly on Sat. Feb. 26th.

 GLOOMINOUS DOOM:New pre-production demos for the 6 song digital/ limited Edition EP are completed. The recording sessions begin at Karma in Richmond, VA. in two weeks with GWAR/ Mensrea guitarist, Cory Smoot. The band will stay away from home, going directly on a three week Southern tour supporting the current CD “The Feature” available now. Dates will pair Gloom Doom back up with past tour buddies JUCIFER, THE PRESCRIPTION for most dates, and a few with South Carolina,  Metal Monsters COFFIN SYRUP.

Buy drp records releases at FYE – all great indie retailers – Amazon – RELAPSE.com – iTunes – EMusic – CDBaby (for the older catalog). Thanks ! Have a safe, fun New Year’s Eve ! See you in 2011 at the drp records two day 10 year celebration in Reading, Pa. Announcement soon !!

Viking Skull #2 on CMJ charts - Gloom Doom on tour - Studio updates

VIKING SKULL: “Blackened Sunrise” the awesome single from the CD and LP “Chapter Two” hit radio this week at the #2 most addeed song across the land. Now, we need your help. Let’s go to number #1 !!! Here are the stations that added this single. If you live in any of these cities and listen to any of these FM Rock or Colloge stations, please, request “Blackened Sunrise” from Viking Skull on drp records !! Whilew you are at it, many of these stations have played “Revolution Blood Machine” by drp’s THE WORKHORSE 3 and spun “Urine Trouble” and “Portal Potty” from our very own GLOOMINOUS DOOM, request them too !!! We are delivering all killer, no filler to you, help us spread the word and stamp out crappy bands on the radio !! Thanks to Heavy Hitter (the radio promotion company based in NYC and Chicago)

REQUEST IT  + pick up ”Chapter Two” on colored vinyl LP or limited edition double CD NOW !!!
If you have already picked it up, we THANK YOU !!!

KJML Pittsburg, KS-            KROX Austin, TX-
KRRZ Redding, CA-              KUPD Tempe, AZ- 
KZCD Lawton, OK-               WAQX Syracuse, NY-
WBYR Ft Wayne, IN-          WCHZ Augusta, GA-
WEDG Buffalo, NY-             WHEB Portsmouth, NH-
WHMH Sauk Rapids IA-    WIER Burlington, VT-
WKGB Binghamton, NY-    WXRX Rockford, IL-
WZOR Appleton, WI-          CILU Thunder Bay, ON-
KASC Tempe, AZ-                 KCPR San Luis Obispo, CA-
KCSS Turlock, CA-                KNDS Fargo, ND-
KNON Dallas TX-                   KRUA Anchorage, AK-
KSJS San Jose, CA-               KTUH Honlulu, HI-
KZSC Santa Cruz, CA-          WBNY Buffalo, NY-
WBWC Berea, OH-                WCRD Muncie, IN-
WCSB Cleveland, OH-         WDBM East Lansing, MI-
WDWN Auburn, NY-           WIPZ Racine, WI-
WKWZ Syosset, NY-            WLVR Bethlehem, PA-
WMHB Waterville, ME-     WMSE Milwaukee, WI-
WMUH Allentown PA-       WORT Madison, WI-
WRAS Atlanta, GA-              WRBC Lewiston, ME-
WRKC Wilkes-Barre, PA-   WRRC Lawrenceville, NJ-
WRVU Nashville, TN-          WSJU Jamaica, NY-
WSOU South Orange, NJ-   WTCC Springfield, MA-
WTSR Yardville, NJ-            WWHR Bowling Geen, KY-
WXAC Reading, PA-              WXCI Danbury, CT-

CMJ Loud Rock  :   #2 Most Added w/ 65 STATIONS !


GLOOMINOUS DOOM: The band is currently on tour with THE PRESCRIPTION from Florida.
Other than having their van being towed in NYC and being fined for illegally parking…things on the tour have been a lot of fun. The band is playing the last three dates in PA., show up and party. The band will not disappoint ! All 3 shows this weekend, AMERICAN SPEEDWAY join in on the fun.
Friday, Nov. 19th: The Lighthouse, Phoenixville, Pa. / 7 PM – ALL AGES / BYOB for 21+
Saturday, Nov. 20th: The Depot, York, Pa. / 9 PM / 21+ only
Sunday, Nov. 21st: Upstairs @ The Silo, Reading, Pa. / All Ages/ 21+ to drink
THIS SUNDAY they are even joined by drp’s very own…COMMON ENEMY in a rare Reading, Pa. show !!

2011 is just around the corner, many drp bands are preparing to record: Look for NEW releases in 2011 by: GLOOMIOUS DOOM (produced by GWAR’s Cory Smoot) NINETAIL  (also,produced by GWAR’s Cory Smoot) CLOUD PARTY / THE WORKHORSE 3 / THE HEELS (members of PAGAN BABIES + THE WORKHORSE 3) / SPINEBELT (Yes !!! John is getting stronger every day !! They will be back in action SOON !!) /
ANTHROPHOBIA (Yes !! The DVD documentary WILL see the light of day in 2011)

drp releases make a GREAT gift for the music lover in your life… they also make a great gift for yourself, go ahead, treat youself !! Thank You again for the support !! A HUGE Thanks to all of you that showed up at the DIVINATION CD release show two weeks ago, their new CD “Age Of Man” is available NOW !!
Everyone here at drp world headquarters. Have a great Thanksgiving.