Calvaiire "Forceps"

THRT039 / December 31, 2013


CALVAIIRE is the union of four individuals with no higher ambition than to push their own boundaries into a raw, cathartic sound. Recorded in five days in their hometown of Laval (France) with Amaury Sauvé (producer/sound engineer for Birds in Row & As We Draw, acts with which the band shares members), their debut full-length "Forceps" displays their personal vision of how aggressive music should sound - bleak, visceral metallic hardcore played with the hunger of starving dogs, while lyrically addressing seclusion, anxiety and forging ahead despite prevailing vacuity. These ten tracks were tracked in a live setting, resulting in a massive, unpolished, and raw recording that accurately mimics the tense and the unpredictable character of "Forceps". From the mood swings of "Flétrissure" to the heartless assault of the closing track "Meurtrières", the band demonstrates their will to explore the most abrasive sub-genres without losing focus on songwriting, creating an ambitious but coherent piece of work where nothing is left to chance.

  • Recorded and mixed by Amaury Sauvé at La Senelle, Laval, France
  • Mastered by Nick Zampiello and Rob Gonnella at New Alliance East Mastering, Boston, USA
  • Layout by Matthias Jungbluth

517 x black / milky clear color in color


01. Foi Borgne
02. Flétrissure
03. Equarrissage
04. Atra Bilis
05. Aux Porcs
06. Simulacre
07. Suture
08. Via Dolorosa
09. Curatelle
10. Meurtrières

    Calvaiire "Rigorisme"

    THRT020 / February 2, 2012

    7"EP / CD / TAPE / DIGITAL

    Initially released on tape in winter 2012, here's the reissue of CALVAIIRE's debut EP "Rigorisme", for the first time on vinyl and with a brand new cover art. Formed during summer 2011 in Laval, France, CALVAIIRE's aim has always been to inject a strong feeling of urgency into their abrasive form of hardcore. The four tracks of "Rigorisme" make no exception; captured by producer/sound engineer Amaury Sauvé during a rehearsal in january 2012, this EP defines the band's foundations : dark, suffocating, and always physical.

    • Recorded, mixed and mastered by Amaury Sauvé at La Senelle, Laval, France
    • Layout by Matthias Jungbluth

    500 x milky clear


    01. Gratitude
    02. Alzheimer
    03. Castration
    04. Blut