Glasgow-based label Ripcord Records has gathered together 150 bands from around the world to raise funds for a domestic abuse charity.

Refuge: Part I‘ is a post-rock compilation featuring 72 bands from 22 countries, and is available to download now on a pay-what-you-want basis with all proceeds going towards Refuge.

The 72 bands from 22 countries – making up over seven hours of music – also number acts from South Africa (albinobeach, Yndian Mynah), India (Home Brewed Universe), Chile (Baikonur), Brazil (Odradek), Hong Kong (Voyage In Solitude), Estonia (Wolfredt) and Slovenia (Shadow Universe).

Along the Scottish bands having contributed are Beneath A Steel Sky, who released their self-titled debut album in September 2020.

And Vasa – Blaine Thompson, Scott Coupar, John Niblock and Niall Morison MacRae – put out ‘Heroics‘, their first full length release in five years last February and have donated a track, ‘Mini-Boss’.

Also featured on the first volume are A Sudden Burst Of Color from Motherwell, and Glasgow’s in:tides

And the charitable effort continues with the second volume – a post-metal / black metal / sludge etc compilation, ‘Refuge: Part II‘ , which includes in its 78 (!) tracks Glasgow act Bosphorus.

Refuge is a UK-based charity that helps women and children who have experienced domestic abuse. They provide accommodation, community support, and a confidential 24-hour helpline, among many other services. The full amount of funds raised will be donated to Refuge.

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