Rise Above Records
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|Distributor(s)||All That is Heavy|
Grindcore (before 1991)
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
Rise Above Records is a London, England based independent record label owned by Lee Dorrian (of the band Cathedral and formerly of Napalm Death). It is named after a Napalm Death song from their EP Mentally Murdered. It was formed in the late 1980s and originally made to sell live releases by Napalm Death and S.O.B., but by 1991 had changed to cater to doom and sludge metal. Rise Above releases were getting US distribution from the mid-90s to 2004 by The Music Cartel. As of 2005, they are currently getting distribution by Candlelight Records. JVC Victor were their Japanese distributors until 2007 when Leaf Hound Records began distributing the Japanese versions of Rise Above releases.
In 2005, Rise Above announced a 7" & split series for their bands. So far there have been seven releases in this matter.
In 2006, Rise Above announced a sub-branch called Rise Above Relics, catering rare, vintage 70s releases. There have been three releases on this sub-label.
In 2013 an interview with former Rise Above Records artist and Electric Wizard frontman Jus Oborn came to light, stating that "We have a new LP but it cannot be released. Rise Above Records have a lawyer to stop us releasing records or even using our name. Of course we are fighting...but with the law it is all money, money, money.... Maybe our fans will convince them to treat us with respect.". They had been signed to Rise Above Records for 19 years, longer than any other band on the label.
- Angel Witch
- Age Of Taurus
- Blood Ceremony
- Church of Misery
- Gentlemans Pistols
- Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats
- Chrome Hoof
- Debris Inc.
- Electric Wizard
- The Gates of Slumber
- Grand Magus
- The Last Drop
- Leaf Hound
- Long Cold Stare
- Napalm Death
- (Original) Iron Maiden
- Orange Goblin
- Pod People
- Sea of Green
- Sunn O)))
- Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine
- Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats
- Unearthly Trance
- RISE 001 - Napalm Death Live - 7" EP (vinyl only)
- RISE 002 - S.O.B. Thrash Night - 7" EP (vinyl only)
- RISE 003 - Long Cold Stare - Tired Eyes LP (vinyl only)
- RISE 004 - S.O.B. - What's the Truth LP/MC/CD
- RISE 005 - Various Artists - Dark Passages LP/MC/CD
- RISE 006 - Revelation - Salvations Answer LP/MC/CD
- RISE 007 - Penance - The Road Less Travelled LP/MC/CD
- RISE 008 - Cathedral - In Memorium CD/Maxi EP (Ltd only purple vinyl)
- RISE 009 - Electric Wizard - Electric Wizard CD/LP (Ltd only green vinyl)
- RISE 010 - Mourn - Mourn CD
- RISE 011 - Electric Wizard/Our Haunted Kingdom split 7"
- RISE 012 - Various Artists - Dark Passages II - CD
- CDRISE 13 - Various Artists - Magick Rock vol. 1 CD
- CDRISE 14 - Electric Wizard - Come My Fanatics... CD
- CDRISE 15 - Orange Goblin - Frequencies from Planet Ten CD
- CDRISE 16 - Naevus - Sun Meditation CD
- CDRISE 17 - sHEAVY - The Electric Sleep CD
- CDRISE 18 - Orange Goblin - Time Travelling Blues CD
- CDRISE 19 - Sleep - Jerusalem CD
- CDRISE 20 - Electric Wizard - Come My Fanatics.../Electric Wizard 2xCD
- CDRISE 21 - Cathedral - In Memoriam CD
- CDRISE 22 - Goatsnake - Goatsnake Vol. 1 CD
- CDRISE 23 - Hangnail - Ten Days Before Summer CD
- CDRISE 24 - Sally - Sally CD
- CDRISE 25 - Orange Goblin - The Big Black CD/LP
- CDRISE 26 - sHEAVY - Celestial Hi-Fi CD
- CDRISE 27 - Electric Wizard - Dopethrone CD
- CDRISE 28 - Shallow - 16 Sunsets in 24 Hours CD
- CDRISE 29 - Sunn O))) ØØ Void CD
- CDRISE 30 - Goatsnake - Flower of Disease CD
- CDRISE 31 - Firebird - Firebird CD
- RISECD 32 - Hangnail - Clouds in the Head CD
- RISECD 33 - Sea of Green - Time to Fly CD
- RISECD 34 - Grand Magus - Grand Magus CD
- RISECD 35 - The Last Drop - Where Were You Living One Year from Now? CD
- RISECD/LP 36 - Electric Wizard - Let Us Prey CD/LP
- RISECD 37 - Orange Goblin - Coup de Grace (CD)
- RISECD 38 - Orange Goblin - Time Travelling Blues/Frequencies From Planet Ten 2xCD
- RISECD 39 - sHEAVY - Synchronized CD
- RISECD 40 - sHEAVY - The Electric Sleep/Blue Sky Mind 2xCD
- RISECD 41 - Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine - Rampton CD
- RISECD 42 - Bottom - Feels So Good When You're Gone CD
- RISECD 43 - Sally - C-Earth CD
- RISECD/LP 44 - Grand Magus - Monument Cd/LP (blue vinyl, gatefold sleeve)
- RISECD/LP 45 - Unearthly Trance - Season of Séance, Science of Silence CD/2LP (500 copies, black vinyl, deluxe gatefold)
- RISECD/LP 46 - Orange Goblin - Thieving from the House of God Cd/LP (1000 copies, orange vinyl, deluxe gatefold)
- RISECD/LP 47 - Witchcraft - Witchcraft CD/LP w/bonus track/PicDisc
- RISECD/LP 48 - Electric Wizard - We Live Cd/2LP (1000 copies, purple vinyl)
- RISECD 49 - Pod People - Doom Saloon CD
- RISECD 50 - ???
- RISE7 51 - Orange Goblin - Some You Win, Some You Lose 7"
- RISECD/LP 52 - Electric Wizard - Dopethrone re-issue CD/2LP (1000 white vinyl, 500 black vinyl. 2nd press: 50 Purple Silk, 100 Transparent Amber, 100 clear, 550 black)
- RISECD 53 - Orange Goblin - The Big Black re-issue CD
- RISEMCD/MLP 54 - Capricorns - Capricorns CD/LP
- RISECD/LP 55 - Unearthly Trance - In the Red CD/LP (blood red vinyl)
- RISEMLP 56 - Thy Grief Eternal - On Blackened Wings 12" (500 black vinyl, 500 silver/grey vinyl)
- RISEMLP 57 - Eternal - Lucifer's Children 12" (500 clear vinyl, 500 black vinyl)
- RISECD 58 - sHEAVY - Republic? CD
- RISECD 59 - Debris Inc. - Debris Inc. CD
- RISECD/LP 60 - Grand Magus - Wolf's Return CD/LP (500 black vinyl, 500 silver/grey vinyl)
- RISECD 61 - ???
- RISECD/LP 62 - Witchcraft - Firewood CD/LP (deluxe gatefold, 500 gold vinyl, 500 black vinyl)
- RISECD/LP 63 - Circulus - The Lick on the Tip of an Envelope Yet to Be Sent CD/LP (1000 black vinyl, 500 swirly vinyl, 100 clear vinyl)
- RISE7 64 - Circulus/Witchcraft split 7" (500 copies)
- RISE7/MCD 65 - Circulus - Swallow Cd single/7" (bright green and yellow)
- RISECD/LP 66 - Taint - The Ruin of Nova Roma CD/2LP
- RISECD 67 - Capricorns - Ruder Forms Survive CD
- RISE7 68 - Leaf Hound - "Freelance Fiend" 7"
- RISECD 69 - Grand Magus - Grand Magus (2006 re-issue w/ bonus tracks) CD
- RISECD 70 - Electric Wizard - Pre-Electric Wizard 1989-1994 CD
- RISECD/LP 71 - Electric Wizard - Electric Wizard (re-master) digiCD/LP w/bonus 7" (500 black vinyl, 500 ice blue vinyl, 500 luminous lime green vinyl)
- RISECD/LP 72 - Electric Wizard - Come My Fanatics... (re-master) digiCD/2LP w/bonus 7" (400 violet sparkle vinyl, 100 violet sparkle w/colored 7", 500 deep red vinyl, 500 black vinyl)
- RISECD 73 - Electric Wizard - Dopethrone (re-master) digiCD
- RISECD 74 - Electric Wizard - Let Us Prey (re-master) digiCD/2xLP (100 clear vinyl, 500 deep red vinyl, 500 black vinyl)
- RISECD 75 - Electric Wizard - We Live (re-master) digiCD
- RISECD 76 - Orange Goblin - Frequencies From Planet Ten. Reissued in 2011 with three bonus tracks.
- RISECD 77 - Orange Goblin - Time Travelling Blues. Reissued in early 2011 with three bonus tracks.
- RISECD 78 - Orange Goblin - The Big Black
- RISECD 79 - Orange Goblin - Coup De Grace. Reissued in 2011 with three bonus tracks.
- RISECD 80 - Orange Goblin - Thieving From The House Of God
- RISECD/LP 81 - Firebird - Hot Wings
- RISECD/LP 82 - Mourn - Mourn CD/LP (100 clear vinyl, 200 leaf green vinyl, 400 black vinyl)
- RISECD 83 - Litmus - Planetfall CD
- RISE7 84 - Burning Saviours - "The Giant" 7" (100 clear vinyl 400 black vinyl)
- RISECD 85 - ???
- RISE7 86 - Gentlemans Pistols - "The Lady" 7" (100 clear vinyl, 400 black vinyl)
- RISE7 87 - Witchcraft - "If Crimson Was Your Colour" 7" (225 black vinyl, 225 clear vinyl)
- RISEMCD/MLP 88 - Winters - High As Satellites CD/LP (black vinyl, blue vinyl)
- RISECD 89 - Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine - Rampton deluxe edition
- RISECD 90 - ???
- RISECD 91 - ???
- RISEMCD/MLP 92 - Chrome Hoof - Beyond Zade
- RISECD/LP 93 - Circulus - Clocks Are Like People digiCD/LP (500 white vinyl w/ bonus 7", 700 blue vinyl, 500 black vinyl)
- RISE7/CD 94 - Circulus - Song of Our Despair CD single/7" (black vinyl, clear vinyl, violet vinyl)
- RISE7 95 - Moss/Monarch - split 7" (50 sea blue vinyl, 100 clear vinyl 400 black vinyl)
- RISECD 96 - Winters - Black Clouds in Twin Galaxies CD
- RISECD 97 - ???
- RISECD/LP 98 - Gentlemans Pistols - Gentlemans Pistols CD/LP (100 clear vinyl, 200 yellow vinyl, 200 black vinyl)
- RISELP 99 - Miasma & The Carousel of Headless Horses - Perils
- RISECD/LP 100 - Electric Wizard - Witchcult Today CD/LP (100 purple vinyl, 200 black sparkle vinyl, 200 green vinyl)
- RISE7 101 - Diagonal - Heavy Language 7" (500 black sparkle vinyl)
- RISECD 102 - ???
- RISECD/LP 103 - Witchcraft - The Alchemist CD/LP (25 ultra blue vinyl, 50 clear vinyl, 500 magnolia vinyl, 400 black sparkle vinyl, 500 black vinyl)
- RISECD/LP 104 - Taint - Secrets and Lies CD
- RISE10 107 - Atavist - Alchemic Resurrection 10"
- RISELP 108 - Moss - Sub Templum 2LP
- RISECD/LP 109 - Blood Ceremony - Blood Ceremony CD/LP (300 red/black vinyl w/bonus 7", 300 purple vinyl, 300 black vinyl)
- RISECD/LP 112 - Serpentcult - Weight of Light CD/LP (300 silver/grey vinyl w/bonus 7", 300 white/black splatter vinyl, 300 black vinyl)
- RISECD/LP 113 - Grand Magus - Iron Will CD/LP (200 clear vinyl, 200 white vinyl, 300 black vinyl)
- RISE7 114 - Crowning Glory/Gates of Slumber split 7" (black vinyl, green vinyl, blue vinyl)
- RISECD 115 - Capricorns - River Bear Your Bones CD
- RISE12/116 - Electric Wizard/Reverend Bizarre - split 12" EP (350 blood red vinyl w/poster, 500 purple vinyl, 500 clear vinyl, 500 silver vinyl, 500 black vinyl)
- RISECD 124 - Ghost - Opus Eponymous
- RISECD 130 - Electric Wizard- Black Masses CD
In early 2011 the label also reissued five Orange Goblin albums with bonus tracks largely covers or demo versions of preceding tracks, released with the same catalogue numbers as when they were first released.
Rise Above Relics releases
- RAR7 001 - Luv Machine - "Witches Wand" 7"
- RARCD/LP 001 - Luv Machine - Turns You On! CD/LP (500 black vinyl, 400 cerise vinyl, 100 clear vinyl)
- RARCD/LP 002 - Possessed - Exploration CD/LP
- RARCD/LP 011 - The (Original) Iron Maiden - Maiden Voyage CD/LP (Bonus vinyl single with LP by BUM) + extensive booklet