Friday, January 17, 2014

Cold Stare - The Circus

Recently Flatspot Records put up pre orders for a new Cold Stare release. Cold Stare is one of my favorite current bands, blending hard hitting brickwall Oi! with 80's hardcore similar to 86 Mentality and Slapshot. For me to get the limited blue color vinyl I believe I had to order the package with a t-shirt, which I hate and will never wear. This is an excellent release from Cold Stare, and what else would you expect from Chula Vista's Cold Stare? Unfortunately, this may be one of the lamest looking covers of the year. It's like they searched "the Circus" in google images and took the first one they saw.

On a side note, I was very hesitant to order this from Flatspot after my last year long battle with them to get a couple records. Luckily, this time they came through fast and without any issues. Maybe I can trust them again? I have been eyeing that Iron Mind LP for pre order.


  1. Flat spot in fast and effective postage shocker?!?!?

  2. I had thought about ordering this way back as well, but decided against it due to it being released by Flat Spot. Maybe it's safe to do so now?

  3. Maybe.... I'm still nervous about it. I had to roll the dice since it was Cold Stare