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625 Records

Contact Info:

E-Mail: max625@hotmail.com
Web Site: 625thrash.com

Label Discography:

ASOCIAL - How Could Hardcore Be Any Worse? 7" (sold out)
AVULSION - The Crimson Foilage Hit CD
BG - The Congratulations 7"
BLOODY PHOENIX - 7"
BREAKFAST - LP (sold out)
BREAKFAST - Eat Rice 7" (sold out)
BREAKFAST - Second 7" (sold out)
BRUCE BANNER - I've Had It With Humanity LP
CHAINSAW/VOETSEK/CONGA FURY - split 10"
CHARM - Shikami 7"
COMPLAIN - Make A Mistake 7"
CORNERED - 7" (sold out)
CORNERED - This Time CD
CRUCIAL ATTACK - 7" (sold out)
CRUCIAL SECTION - Language Isn't The Only... LP (sold out)
DEAD END - Killing The Messenger 7"
DEADFALL - Comrades 7"
DESTROYER - 7"
DEVOLA - Resusitation 7" (sold out)
DISCARGA - 7" (sold out)
DISCARGA - Happy Night Electric Experience CD/LP
DISCARGA - Sem Remorso 10"
DOMESTIK DOKTRIN - 7"
DOPPELGANGER - 7"
DOWN IN FLAMES - CD
DOWN IN FLAMES - LP
D.R.Y - EP (sold out)
DUMBSTRUCK - We All Fall Down LP (sold out)
EDORA - Tomorrow Is Our's 7"
EMETIC/GORYMELANOMA - split 7"
ENTROPY - 7"
E.T.A. - We're Not The Problem + CD (sold out)
EU'S ARSE - Discography LP (sold out)
EXCLAIM/JELLYROLL ROCKHEADS - split 7" (sold out)
EXCRUCIATING TERROR - live at Gilman 7" (sold out)
FACE OF CHANGE - 1990 Demo 7"x2
FALL SILENT - Life: Beautiful But Heartless 7" (sold out)
FAR LEFT LIMIT - Paint It Black 7"
FEAR IS THE PATH TO THE DARKSIDE - 7" (sold out)
FEUD - Battling Bastards of Freedom CD
FUDGE/TOTSUGEKI SENSYA - split 7"
FOUND MY DIRECTION - Burn All... CD
FOUND MY DIRECTION - Burn All... LP (sold out)
FREAKS - 77 Points of Hate 7"
THE FUTURES - Electric Wave From The Under World LP
GNATS SUCKER - All Thing I'll Never Say 7"
GORDON SOLIE MOTHERFUCKERS - Power... 10"
HERO DISHONEST/MUKEKA DI RATO - split 7"
HE WHO CORRUPTS - The Discographer CD
HE WHO CORRUPTS - Ten Steps To Success CD/LP
HHH - complete discography CDx2
HIGH ON CRIME - Pour Some Sewage On Me 7"
HIGHSCORE - 1997 to 2000 CD
HIGHSCORE - Unsuspecting Actors In A Bad Soap Opera LP
HIT ME BACK - Only The Magic School Bus... 7"
IMMORTAL FATE - Beautiful LP (sold out)
INFECT - Indelevel LP
IRON LUNG - Life Iron Lung Death CD
IRON LUNG - Life. Iron Lung. Death. LP (sold out)
IRON LUNG/SHANK - split LP
I QUIT! - Old, Miserable Bums 7"
IRON LUNG - Demonstrations in Pressure... 7" (sold out)
I SHOT CYRUS - Tiranus LP
JELLYROLL ROCHEADS - Intense and Mild 7" (sold out)
THE KILL - Demo Release 7"
KUNGFU RICK - Coming To An End LP
KUNG FU RICK - Motivation To Abuse CD (sold out)
KUNG FU RICK - Motivation To Abuse LP (sold out)
KUNG FU RICK - Show Me The Way... 7" (sold out)
KUNG FU RICK/CURTAINRAIl - split 7" (sold out)
KURBITS IR - Skane Sweden Attacks 7" (sold out)
LAMICO DI MARTUCCI - 7"
LET'S GROW - Years Between Gatherings 7"
LIE - A Man Die And Become A Legend LP
LIE - discography CD (sold out)
LIE - Legalize It 7" (sold out)
LIE - Why 7"
LIFE SET STRUGGLE - Trapped 7"
LORDS OF LIGHT - 7"
LOVE SONGS - All Branch, No Trunk CD
MACHINE GUN ROMANTICS - 7"
MAJESTIC FOUR - Demo 7"
NINE CURVE - Crossover Thrash Insanity 7"
NEVER CONFORM - Debut 7"
NO TIME LEFT - 10"
OUT OF VOGUE/HIT ME BACK - split 7"
PLUTOCRACY - Dankstahz CD
POINT OF FEW - Silence 7"
PROTES BENGT - Discography LP (sold out)
QUATTRO STAGIONE - EP
QUILL/I DONT CARE - split CD
RAMBO - Wall of Death the System CD
RAMBO - Wall of Death the System LP
REAGAN SS - The New Dawn 7" (sold out)
REAL REGGAE - Maze & THC Best CD
RISE ABOVE - I Love to Relax CD
RUNNING FOR COVER - Human Ruins 7"
SECRET 7 - Play Like There Is No Tomorrow 7"
SHANK - Coded Messages in Slowed Down Songs CD/LP
SKEEZICKS - There's A Charlie Brown... CD (sold out)
SOCIETY OF FRIENDS - Growing Up Moving Away LP
SCHOLASTIC DETH - Final Examiner CD
SCHOLASTIC DETH - Killed By Death/Revolution... 7" (sold out)
SCHOLASTIC DETH - Revenge... 7" (sold out)
SCHOLASTIC DETH - Shackle Me Not 7" (sold out)
SPAZZ - Sweatin' II: Deported Live Dwarf CD
SPITFIRE - Discography 1986 to 1989 CD
STOCKHOLM SYNDROME - No Way Out 7"
MACHINE GUN ROMANTICS - Everything So Far CD
THE MAD RATS - Speed Kills 7"
THE REAL ENEMY - Too Little, Too Late 7"
THEY LIVE - LP
THREATENER - The Fastening 7"
THREATENER - The Hammering 7" (sold out)
UZI SUICIDE - 7"
WE MUST BURN - And We Burn... 7"
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? - Japan Tour 2000 7" (sold out)
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?/LIFE'S HALT - split LP/CD
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? - The Second Year CD
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? - No Cash... No Thrash 7"
YOUTH ENRAGE - LP (sold out)
YOUTH ENRAGE - Heyoca CD
V/A - Barbaric Thrash Demolition Vol II 7" comp (sold out)
V/A - Barbaric Thrash Demolition Vol III 2XCD and 7" EP (sold out)
V/A - Barbaric Thrash Detonation CD + 7" comp (sold out)
V/A - Bay Area Devastation 7"x2 compilation
V/A - Bay Area Thrash Demolition Comp 7"
V/A - Four Corners comp LP
V/A - Mosh Circle, Jerk Punks LP comp
V/A - Murderous Grind Attack comp CD
V/A - Possessed To Skate Vol II 10" comp
V/A - Socal Thrash Demolition 7" compilation
V/A - CALIFORNIA THRASH DEMOLATION CD compilation

Release Discriptions:

HIGH ON CRIME - Pour Some Sewage On Me 7"
What do you get when you combine members of Artimus Pyle, Kungfu Rick, What Happens Next, and Seven Days of Samsara? A fucking brick to the face, that's what. This is one of the heaviest releases that 625 has done in recent years, fucking manic, down tuned mayhem. (625 Productions #150.5)

QUILL/I DONT CARE - split CD
Dual assault of ballistic hardcore/fastcore from Japan. Quill has been around forever, playing high-speed power violence, while I Don't Care play quirky fast hardcore not unlike Sweden's I Quit. Limited quantities via 625. Available in Japan from Group Sounds/You Study Records. No export to Japan. (625 Productions #145 CD)

CHARM - Shikami 7"
After a few years on hiatus, one of the most manic Tokyo distort-bands have returned. This picks up where their Hito 7" left off, blistering fast, cranked guitars, fucking 100% ballistic Tokyo thrash. Their live shows are infamous, and one of the few bands that can reproduce that energy on record as well. Ten songs in all from two different sessions, with a COC cover to boot. (625 Productions #137)

IRON LUNG/SHANK - split LP
International power violence returns... This is the last recordings from Scotland's knife weilding neds known as Shank. Crazy time changes, bitter lyrics, heavy guitar tones, and their best recording; fucking brilliant. The Iron Lung material is from the same Polymorph session that their LP came from, so you know what to expect. Insanely frantic two man fastcore that sounds unlike anything that has come before. (625 Productions #150)

DOPPELGANGER - 7"
This band has been destroying ear drums around the Bay area for years, finally getting some vinyl out (long overdue). After a few comp appearances, Doppelganger kicks out an EPs worth of total fucking blazing power violence fastcore, 100% unrelenting. (625 Productions #151)

LORDS OF LIGHT - 7"
This is some seriously fucked up and brutal 3 man grindcore, comparably to their comrades in Iron Lung. The follow up to their debut LP from a few years back this is unstoppable blasting grindcore from the Pacific Northwest. Smoke some crack and feel the light. (625 Prodcutions #149)

CALIFORNIA THRASH DEMOLATION - CD comp
A 72 minute CD comp that not only compiles 18 NEW submission from all over California, but also contains all 3 of the now sold-out comp EPs that covered Socal and Norcal. Here is a complete list of bands including those bands who appeared on the EP versions and gave extra tracks for the CD: Broken Needle, Bloody Phoenix, Destructions End, Find Him And Kill Him (+extra tracks), Funeral Shock (+ extra tracks!), Giant Haystacks, Harry Balzagna And The Teenie Weenies (+extra tracks), Hostile Takeover, Hue & Cry, Love Songs, Our Turn (+Extra Tracks), Scurvy Dogs, Sedcond Opinion, Thievery, Walking Wreck, You're Next, Sharp Knife, Dystrophy, Voetsek, Scholastic Deth, Lab Rats, Elephant Man, Delta Force, Deadfall, Lights Out, Uzi Suicide, Brutal Death, Look Back And Laugh, Desolation, This Is My Fist, Case Of Emergency, Low Threat Profile, Out Of Vogue, Youth Riot, Burn Your Bridges, Hit Me Back And Apathetic Youth. Holy shit man... Cali is fucking ON FIRE! (625 Productions #139)

MACHINE GUN ROMANTICS - Everything So Far CD
This collects the 625 debut EP, extra tracks from that session, their demo and a live show for a total of 35 tracks!! This band embodies the new breed of fastcore/power violence bands coming up now-a-days... fucking high energy fastcore from the lone star state. (625 Productions #129 CD)

BLOODY PHOENIX - 7"
Total fucking EXCRUCIATING TERROR style grindcore (probably since its ex-members of Excruciating Terror). No fluff, no tech, no bullshit, just straight up 'From Enslavement' style grindcore from the reigning kinds of SoCal blasting. (625 Productions #138)

NEVER CONFORM - Debut 7"
This 7" EP has been in the making for 14 years, seriously! Never Conform (from Sapporo) originally existed in 1988 and was inspired by the fast hardcore bands coming out of Europe at the time. They only played a few live shows and when they broke up, they only had a few rehearsal tapes recorded. They recently got back together and got in the studio to record 6 songs.... and fans of Heresy, Ripcord and S.O.B. will flip for this. (625 Productions #108)

HERO DISHONEST/MUKEKA DI RATO - split 7"
Brazil's crazy thrashers Mukeka Di Rato team up with Finland's high energy hardcore band Hero Dishonest. Ripping thrash on a truly international split 7" EP. Full color cover, and limited copies via 625. (625 Productions #147)

RUNNING FOR COVER - Human Ruins 7"
Members of Slave State and They Live team up to deliver.... you guessed it, straight up Crossed Out style fastcore. Fucking unrelentless fast thrash throughout, only slowing down enough to throw in some MITB bass licks here and there. Power violence is back (finally) so fucking run for cover! (625 Productions #141.5)

HE WHO CORRUPTS - The Discographer CD
Finally, all of He Who Corrupts' out of print splits, EPs, and comp tracks are available on one disc. This features the He Who Corrupts tracks from their splits with Fordirelifesake, Infestation of Ass, Third Degree, Don't Worry About It, Godstomper, Wilbur Cobb, and Tusk, as well as the Master of Profits EP, live tracks, the original Optimus Prime demo, as well as a few unreleased tracks from the Ten Steps to Success session. Hear He Who Corrupts as they evolve into the leaders of corporate grindcore. 60+ tracks, and a picture of Jaffray's dick on the inside. Split release between 625 Productions and Forge Again Records. (625 Productions #141 CD)

HIT ME BACK - Only The Magic School Bus... 7"
The kids are back and they are fucking pissed.... crazy high energy hardcore from Southern California's Hit Me Back. This follows up their split 7" EP with Out of Vogue and various other comps/EPs.... keeps getting better and better. Fucking awesome live shows to boot! (625 Productions #140.5)

SCHOLASTIC DETH - Final Examiner CD
All 3 7" EPs, comp tracks, some extra unreleased stuff, a full radio show plus a video compilation from various shows. Oh, and a friggin 28 page booklet chock full of crap. No wonder this bastard took 2 years to put out. (625 Productions #115 CD)

UZI SUICIDE - 7"
Northern California's Uzi Suicide play straight forward fast hardcore not unlike a more punk Infest. After a self-released debut 7" and comp tracks (appearing on the Bay Area Thrash Demolition Vol II comp) Uzi Suicide lay down an EP's worth of quick time changes, gruff vocals, and no bull shit. On tour now. (625 Productions #136)

THREATENER - The Fastening 7"
If you can believe it this is faster than their sold out debut 7" EP... 10 songs in just over 4 minutes. Totally ballistic fastcore from Michigan. Fucking insane. (625 Productions #140)

BRUCE BANNER - I've Had It With Humanity LP
The band that define's the term "punk rock veterans." Members from everything from Protes Bengt to DS-13 to Filthy Christians to E.T.A. kick down a full length of fast Swedish hardcore with dual vocals. A perfect blend of styles while still being straight forward thrash. Ripping! Get ready for their US 2004 Summer tour with Deadfall. (625 Productions #133)

STOCKHOLM SYNDROME - No Way Out 7"
Debut of San Francisco distort-thrash, chock full of scenester goodness. Six songs of full throttle hardcore with no bullshit. Two years in the making, put out just in time for the band's demise. (625 Productions #135)

DEADFALL - Comrades 7"
This ripping Bay Area band has just been getting better and better....their live shows these days are just out of control. Totally manic fast hardcore that takes its influence from the early 80s, but does not sound like all the boring cookie cutter 'old school' bands coming out these days. Going on tour with Sweden's Bruce Banner during Summer 2004. Check it fool! (625 productions #134)

DESTROYER - 7"
Super distorted crazy Void style thrashcore from some equally eccentric German dudes. What Happens Next? did a mini-Euro tour with them and they fucking floored us, both with their insane thrash, and their personalities. Weird cover art, werid dudes, ballistic thrash = crazy German thrash. (625 Productions #126)

LOVE SONGS - All Branch, No Trunk CD
First release from 625 Not So Fast...... This is the 2nd CD from the brainchild of Craigums that is known as Love Songs. Now a fully operational band with permanent members, mix 1 part What Happens Next/, 2 parts Your Mother and 3 parts all things related to heartache, and you got Love Songs. If anyone has ever met Craig, they understand. If not, then, well, you haven't met him. (625 NSF #132 CD)

IRON LUNG - Life Iron Lung Death CD
This CD contains not only their latets full length with the same name, but also contains their first recording which was originally going to be released as an LP on Slap A Ham (songs of which went to their debut EP and some splits). If you know Iron Lung, you know what to expect...ballistic two man fast core that is is original to boot. 38 songs in all. (625 Productions #109 CD)

OUT OF VOGUE/HIT ME BACK - split 7"
Both bands are from Southern California, and they have both been playing all over California for a few years now, so some of you know what to expect. For those who haven't heard em, Out Of Vogue play rad early 80's DC style hardcore while Hit Me Back play hyper fast thrash. Co-release so 625 will have limited copies. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #131.5)

IRON LUNG - Life. Iron Lung. Death. LP (sold out)
Holy shit, the full length to end all full lengths. Ultra brutal fastcore from this two man unit... recorded at Polymorph for that "kicked in the teeth" production. The release is co-released with Boredom Noise, and we will do a CD version that will have old material on it later on as well. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #109)

V/A - Socal Thrash Demolition 7" compilation
Brand new bands like Burn Your Bridges, Hit Me Back, Find Him And Kill Him, Out Of Vogue, Youth Riot, Nerd Alert, And Low Threat Profile...everything from ultra fastcore to straight up punk. Socal Inferno! Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #111)

V/A - Bay Area Devastation 7"x2 compilation
Too many fucking bands from here... jesus. On this double 7" we have Look Back And Laugh, Desolation, Deadfall, Lights Out, Our Turn, This Is My Fist, Funeral Shock, Case Of Emergency, Uzi Suicide, Voetsek And Brutal Death. All styles ranging from dark metallic crust-core to guttural grind to anthemic angst ridden punk. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #116)

MACHINE GUN ROMANTICS - 7"
Same with the Threatener 7", fast as fuck power violence from Texas! All the songs are fucking high energy fastcore, played with expertise! I am surprised that this is their first release since they sound like they have been around for years. You like fast? You like Machine Gun Romantics. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #129)

FEUD - Battling Bastards of Freedom CD
Fast political youth crew from the Philippines... they have been around for a long time and this is their final release. If you like high energy hardcore in the youth crew vein, check this out! A co-release from multiple labels from all over the world, get it quick since my stock will be very small. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #130.5 CD)

INFECT - Indelevel LP
A much anticipated full length from Infect... if you haven't heard 'em, they are an all female Brazilian band that play super fast, political, high energy hardcore. Following their two 7"s and multiple comp appearances, this LP is the best yet. I'm really honored to do this LP. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #128)

THREATENER - The Hammering 7"
Holy fucking shit... heard their demo and asked them right then and there to do a 7". Hyper fast thrash from Michigan... total fucking power violence fast-core style (my favorite!). Eight songs in five minutes... prepare to poop your fast-core diapers. We already have plans to do future releases so get this now or weep later. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #127)

DOMESTIK DOKTRIN - 7"
Hailing from Indonesia, Domestik Doktrin play ultra fast hardcore with original/challenging lyrics and a strong DIY ethic. If this band was from the US they would have had offers coming out the wing-wang, but since they have only put out a few rehearsal tapes, most people do not even know who they are. These guys are incredible, and they represent the new breed of thrash bands that are coming out of South East Asia. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #102)

WE MUST BURN - And We Burn... 7"
Ripping high energy fast thrash from Aichi Prefecture... This demo completely floored me when I got it, total high energy Japanese thrash core. Features ex-members of Nine Curve, six songs total, limited press run of 600. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #130)

LIFE SET STRUGGLE - Trapped 7"
Awesome mid-paced skate influenced hardcore from Michigan. Appeared on the Possessed to Skate 10" compilation and the Shut Up And Skate 7" compilation on Element Records. Guess what they do.... skate. That's right. Plus they play ripping hardcore too. Yellow vinyl. (625 Productions #117)

NINE CURVE - Crossover Thrash Insanity 7"
Fast paced Japanese hardcore influenced by crossover thrash.... ripping leads and ripping riffs, still played like a hardcore band. Five songs. (625 Productions #120)

THE KILL - Demo Release 7"
Totally nuts grindcore from Australia. No joke, when my upstairs neighbor blasts dance music this is what I crank to 11 to tell him to shuit the fuck up. Insanely fast grindcore that does not let up. Serious mounds of crack being smokes on this one. Description by Max Ward. (625 Productions #125)

FAR LEFT LIMIT - Paint It Black 7"
Aussies going fucking ape-shit... fast hardcore that has a little youth crew influence. One of the best bands I've heard from Australia in years... if they were from the US they would have had 4 LPs out by now. Description by Max Ward. (625 Productions #118)

HE WHO CORRUPTS - Ten Steps To Success CD/LP
Finally available on both CD and LP. Crazy ass grindcore from some crazy ass Illinois kids. This is gonna have the larger metal labels quickly sending me offers to "buy out their contract." But as the He Who Corrupts artwork shows, these guys are dressed for success. Prepare to have a new one ripped. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #119)

THEY LIVE - LP
Finally, after talking about this fucker for 4-5 years, they have recorded it! I'm fucking stoked man! They Live is the perfect blend of US style fastcore (ala Infest) mixed with influences of international hardcore. At times straight up fastcore, at others wailing guitar solos. One of America's best kept secrets. Their debut 7" EP on 625 is still one of my favorites, and seeing 'em live last summer nearly tore me a new one. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #101)

CHAINSAW/VOETSEK/CONGA FURY - split 10"
Chainsaw and Conga Fury are coming over from Japan for a West Coast Tour this summer (2003).... Mix the speed and fury of Norcal's Voetsek, the distortion of Conga Fury and the ripping Japanese hardcore of Chainsaw.... god damn! I get back into the country to see only one show.... Damn it! Great mix of different styles, but all of it is fast, raw, and punk. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #124)

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? - No Cash... No Thrash 7"
These songs originally appeared on Metal Blade's Metal Massacre Vol 28 (benefit LP for the Great White Club Fire last year). These songs show the musical progression of What Happens Next? from a small, insignificant punk band to a monumental thrash metal monstrosity. Blazing guitar leads, driving thrash metal mayhem, and increasing merchandise prices is what the future holds for this band. (Found & Lost Records

NO TIME LEFT - 10"
No Time Left mix fast raw youth crew with straight up hardcore/punk elements... with some blazing guitar leads to boot. This follows up their debut EP on Third Party, but in my opinion this goes above and beyond their prior stuff. Members of every band that has ever come from Buffalo (They Live, Halfmast, Project Grizzly, etc) and the mulitple styles of prior bands as well as the attitude. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #114)

DISCARGA - Sem Remorso 10"
You like Larm? I like Larm... these guys be loving the Larm too, but they be rocking in Brazil... sounds like later day Larm (duh) or Man Lifting Banner... great lyrics, ripping fast hardcore plus some of the coolest people on the planet. I will support these guys forever. Watch out for them in Europe this summer! This is pressed for their tour. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #122)

I SHOT CYRUS - Tiranus LP
I Shot Cyrus have been around for years in Sao Paolo, Brazil. But they only have a split EP out so far (plus comp tracks). They play ripping pissed off hardcore that is just blazing. They fucking floored me live, and they just recently got the drummer from Ratos De Porao. Awesome people to boot! Going to Europe too so check 'em out if you can! Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #123)

LET'S GROW - Years Between Gatherings 7"
Five tracks of fast paced positive hardcore from Yugoslavia! Let's Grow play it upbeat and energetic recalling a '90s style straight edge sound. Positive go!! (625 Productions #105)

V/A - Bay Area Thrash Demolition Comp 7"
Featuring some of the newer bands from the Bay Area, such as: Lab Rats, Sharp Knife, Dystrophy, Scholastic Deth, Delta Force, Elephant Man and Voetsek. A funny thing is that half of the bands are broken up now, or have had serious line up changes, so I'm working on another! So many damn good new bands in this area.... A limited run of 1000 only. (625 Productions #110)

GNATS SUCKER - All Thing I'll Never Say 7"
Awesome hardcore band from the late'80s/early '90s Sapporo scene... heavy on the 7 Seconds and Gorilla Biscuits style. Catching, fast, melodic yet raw.... doing it at a time when no other scene in Japan was playing this style. Limited run of 750 so if you want it, get it quick. (625 Productions #106)

SPITFIRE - Discography 1986 to 1989 CD
This is an old Sapporo band from 1986-1989. Amazing hardcore that reminds me old DC or Southern California style hardcore. While other Japanese cities were the focus of the international punk scene in the '80s, Sapporo was over-looked, and most of the bands that existed then only released demo cassettes. I was fortunate enough to hear these guys, and I immediately thought of releasing this as a way to shed light on an over-looked, yet awesome old hardcore scene. This will compile Spitfire's 5 song demo (rough quality that I love- straight from the cassette!) plus a few different sound board live recordings that feature songs not on the demo. I've also decided to throw on some CD-ROM footage of them playing in 1987, its fucking amazing. This is my favorite kind of release to do, and I'm super excited to do this Spitfire collection. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #75)

SECRET 7 - Play Like There Is No Tomorrow 7"
Hailing from Singapore, Japan this is the newest installment of my attempt to release records from bands outside of the scope of the "Western" scene. Secret 7 play high speed thrash with conviction... eleven songs on one side for shit's sake! Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #97)

V/A - Mosh Circle, Jerk Punks LP comp
A crazed Japanese comp featuring Idol Punch, Razors Edge, Tomorrow, and BBQ Chicken. Sixteen songs of high energy Japanese thrash/punk. Released earlier this year by Thrash On Life Records on CD. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #103)

KUNGFU RICK - Coming To An End LP
Ultra fast, punishing hardcore...somewhere between German hardcore style and grind. Technical yet raw, original yet brutal. If you haven't had the pleasure of seeing these guys live, they destroy. Everything from the full frontal flips by the bassist, to the "dark enforcer" on vocals. This is by far their best effort. Their second full length LP. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #113)

BREAKFAST - LP
The debut LP from Tokyo's insane skate-thrashers Breakfast. If you have heard the earlier EPs, you know what to expect - full throttle fastcore mixed with SST (ala Minutemen) elements. Side A is 1 songs of pure thrash, while side B is 3 songs mixing Minutmen style with fast hardcore. Awesome! Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #104)

LAMICO DI MARTUCCI - 7"
Hailing from Italy, Lamico Di Martucci shread it up with a fast hardcore punk assualt; catchy and quick thrash. A split release between 625 Productions and Agupunk. (625 Productions #96)

I QUIT! - Old, Miserable Bums 7"
Super original, fast hardcorre punk from Sweden... Their approach is something like Raped Teenagers or Die Kruezen. Quirky time changes, unusual riffs, but still blazing fast! Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #93)

POSSESSED TO SKATE VOL II - 10" comp
The second installment of the series, this one has: E.T.A (Sweden), Life Set Struggle (US), Breakfast (Japan) and Scholastic Deth (US). The perfect blend of old-school influenced hardcore and new school fastcore.... all from bands with members who skate. Each band contributes 3-5 songs. Not to be featured in the X-Games. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #94)

THE FUTURES - Electric Wave From The Under World LP
This fucking thing is amazing. I was talking to IKD when he was over here with Jellyroll Rockheads, and they wanted to release something in the states and come tour, so of course I said, "bring it on!" Well, the full length CD has been out for a few months now on MCR, but I just got the artwork and DAT for the vinyl version...... the LP will feature new cover artwork (awesome). If you don't know the Futures... imagine a sheet of acid mixed with Jellyroll Rockheads... add some distorted garage punk and you got em. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #99)

HIGHSCORE - Unsuspecting Actors In A Bad Soap Opera LP
A follow up to their debut LP from last year (included on the 625 CD) this picks up where that leaves off. Fast, raw youth crew from Germany that is political and powerful. Highscore is not your typical youth crew band.... challenging lyrics and DIY ethics mixed with fast and raw hardcore. Description by Max 625. (625 productions #98)

V/A - Four Corners comp LP
Five international youth crew bands that play high energy positive hardcore, supporting DIY ethics and political activism. Bands on Volume One include: Lifes Halt (US), Highscore (Germany), Dead End (Sweden), Point of Few (Holland) and Razlog Za (Croatia). Unlike single song comps, this features a full 4-5 minutes of each band. Watch for future volumes to cover DIY positive HC bands from all over the world. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #79.5)

EU'S ARSE - Discography LP (sold out)
Distorted Italian punk from 1981-1983... it includes all vinyl output, live and unreleased. Their vinyl is extremely hard to find, so this band has only been appreciated by those who were able to track 'em down... until now. European distros contact Agi-Punk for copies. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #90.5)

REAGAN SS - The New Dawn 7" (sold out)
Their debut 7" EP. Eight songs of ultra pissed hardcore executed in less than eight minutes. Taking hints from old L.A. and D.C. style, mixing it with Matt's railings against the world, and dousing it with gasoline... you got a fucking pissed off bomb. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #89)

COMPLAIN - Make A Mistake 7"
When WxHxN played with these guys in Sapporo, I almost dropped a load in my pants. Young kids, playing metallic, straight-forward Japanese HC... like the style of the old Selfish Records bands mixed with new school elements. They have great DIY ideals, are really nice people, and will crush you with how they execute Japanese hardcore. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #90)

FREAKS - 77 Points of Hate 7"
Four songs of blazing Tokyo hardcore. The guitars are in the red on this (with solos to boot) and the vocals are awesome. Reminds me of the very early Assfort stuff.... not too fast, but quick and energetic enough to maintain the intensity. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #91)

THE MAD RATS - Speed Kills 7"
Fast, basic, thrash from Portugal that features members of Time X. Short songs, straight to the point, focusing on having fun and playing thrash. Covers by Youth Of Today and Teen Idles to boot. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #84)

V/A - Barbaric Thrash Demolition Vol III. 2XCD and 7" EP (sold out)
Here we go again......a shitload (34 to be exact) of brand new thrash bands from all over the world. Bands from Singapore, Guatemala, Brazil, Japan, US, etc. Two CDs containing 106 songs. The EP is Asocial's 1982 demo, which is one of the fastest, fiercest demos of the era... reminds me of Larm meets Protes Bengt. Bands featured include Haymaker, Killed In Action, Shank, Uphill Battle, Bruce banner, Death Is Your Language, Downer, Edora, El Nudo, Melee, Short Fuse, See You In Hell, and lots more! Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #80)

ASOCIAL - How Could Hardcore Be Any Worse? 7" (sold out)
This is a weird one. This EP is included on the Barbaric Thrash Demolition Vol III comp, but 250 were pressed as a 7" for crusties that don't want to buy the entire compilation. So limited to 250. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #80.5)

SCHOLASTIC DETH - Killed By Death/Revolution... 7" (sold out)
The third and final EP by Scholastic Deth. Twelve songs of hyper fast distorted nerd-core in under nine minutes. Like if Heresy wore glasses. Scholastic Deth are living up to the stereotype by breaking up so some members can go to graduate school. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #92)

SHANK - Coded Messages in Slowed Down Songs CD/LP
Originally to be released on Slap A Ham, this is now being put out by Deep Six and 625. This is by far the best shit they have ever done. Super fast powerviolence... with thick guitar sounds, crazed vocals and a drummer than has obviously been listening to his death metal. Raw, DIY recording is reminiscent of the early '90s fastcore bands' production. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #88/Deep Six)

RISE ABOVE - I Love to Relax CD
Brutal, raw grindcore from Tokyo. No over-produced tech-metal here, just fast distorted grind. While their first CD (released in Japan) was more death metal influenced grind, their latest offerings have been full-blown raw grindcore, taking influences from Fear Of God, Unholy Grave, old Napalm Death. Twenty minutes on a 3" CD, packaged in a regular jewel case. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #78 CD)

DOWN IN FLAMES - What The Fuck CD or LP
This is their best release to date by far. The songs fly by at 1000 mph, with quick time changes, screamed vocals and an occasional breakdown. They have really come into their own on this full length, showing that they can blaze through an LPs worth of material and leave your ears smoking. The CD contains a live set from CBGB's and fold out poster booklet. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #85)

DISCARGA - Happy Night Electric Experience LP or CD
Brazil's Discarga play straight forward, fast hardcore punk in the vein of later Larm. Political, pissed off, and tons of energy. The LP contains five new unreleased songs, plus tons of comp and demo tracks (30 songs total).... the CD contains the 625 EP as well, but will not contain some comp songs (34 songs total). Thus each format has/does not have tracks that the other does (this was the band's desire). Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #71)

FUDGE/TOTSUGEKI SENSYA - split 7"
Ferocious Japanese hardcore from Gunma City, Japan. Fudge barrels through some anthemic traditional style Japanese hardcore, full of solos, shouted choruses and gravel style vocals. T.S. play straight forward crust/thrash with some throaty vocals as well. Both bands have been playing for awhile, so we're trying to get some attention put on the growing Gunma City scene. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #87)

QUATTRO STAGIONE - EP
Insanely fast German grindcore with enough hardcore influences to keep it punk. Seriously, you have to hear how fast the fucking drummer is going on a few of these songs. No fucking tech-metal shit, this is pure DIY grindcore. Expect to have your ears ripped. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #79)

SCHOLASTIC DETH - "Revenge... 7" (sold out)
The second outing of this San Fran nerdcore band... fast hardcore like later Heresy. Songs about skating, reading and being fucking positive you motherfuckers. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #86)

BREAKFAST - Second 7" (sold out)
Blazing fast, raw distorted thrash-punk from Tokyo. Featuring ex and current members of O.A.C and Exclaim, Breakfast blaze through 6 new ones on this scorcher. Mix in a little early SST with modern day Tokyo fastcore, and you got Breakfast. Watch for a full LP later this year. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #73)

E.T.A. - We're Not The Problem + CD (sold out)
Co-released with Putrid Filth Conspiracy this compiles the first E.T.A. EP, their debut LP (on P.F.C.) and some extra comp/demo tracks. If you have not heard E.T.A. they play good old abrasive HC punk. While the first EP/demo is reminiscent of Scandinavian style of thrash, the LP takes its cue from old American HC ala Flex Your Head. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #77)

YOUTH ENRAGE - Heyoca CD
A follow to their amazing LP/CD of a few years ago. Insanely fast thrash from Sapporo, Japan; crazy time changes, out-of-control vocal styles... if you've heard em, you know what I'm talking about. This is even quirkier than their first release, utilizing unusual chords, and hints of melody at rapid fire pace. The CD also contains two CD-ROM videos of Youth Enrage live in action. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #81)

BG - The Congratulations 7"
Fast, raw metallic hardcore (of the German style) from ex members of Burned Up Bled Dry and Rash of Beatings. They crushed What Happens Next? and Life's Hault when we played with them, and this 7" follows that up with five more fierce songs and a Dicks cover! Watch for them on tour! 500 pressed. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #83)

CRUCIAL ATTACK - 7" (sold out)
This band fucking rules. Reminds me of the same approach that The Real Enemy took... this is pissed off, DIY, political straight edge that is fast, raw and high energy. Nothing polished here, keeping true to the spirit of what punk and SXE are about. Fucking awesome! On tour with Iron Lung spring 2002. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #82)

IRON LUNG - Demonstrations in Pressure... 7" (sold out)
From the ashes of Krilezac, this two man grindcore band from Reno has been steadily crushing people with their live show in the Bay Area. Original song structures, non-traditional chords, and buckets of blast beats keep Iron Lung separated form the rest. Nine fast and furious songs. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #72)

LIE - Why 7"
Released for their West Coast tour... Lie return with four new scorchers that mark a return to their straight forward brand of fast thrash. Tons of beer and energy went into this EP and their California Tour, so smoke a joint, enjoy and lets fucking go! Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #74)

RAMBO - Wall of Death the System LP or CD
Their live shows are infamous...total mayhem. Smoke bombs, full camo, staged battles between vikings and cops in the pit. Now here's the sound track...and it can stand on its own. Twenty-one songs of high energy straight forward hardcore... you can hear a little Project X or Final Exit (Sweden) in their tunes. The CD version has a twenty minute CD-rom video of their live shows while the LP has a 12 page booklet. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #60)

EDORA - Tomorrow Is Our's 7"
Hailing from Singapore, Edora play some ferocious political fastcore not unlike Power of Idea mixed with F.O.B. When I got their demo I was completely floored... some of the best hardcore coming out right now. I'm super excited about this release. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #68)

MURDEROUS GRIND ATTACK - comp CD
This compilation features the DIY breed of grindcore bands from Japan and the United States. Each band offers a split EPs worth of material, so this is one headcrusher of a comp! Bands from Japan include More Noise For Life, Unholy Grave, Insane'n The Brain, Rise Above, Brob, Renegade and Bathtub Shitter. Bands from the USA include Kalibas, PLF, Catheter, Vulgar Pigeons, He Who Corrupts, Parade of The Lifeless, Reform Control, Godstomper, Index, and Phobia. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #69)

EXCLAIM/JELLYROLL ROCKHEADS - split 7" (sold out)
Two crazy Japanese thrash bands on one record! Exclaim from Tokyo, and Jellyroll Rockheads from Osaka team up for some manic hardcore/punk... the Jellyroll Rockhead side has more of a raw garage punk feel to it, while the Exclaim side is so raw (much like their upcoming LP on Sound Pollution) that you'll think the needle is dragging on concrete. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions)

SCHOLASTIC DETH - Shackle Me Not 7" (sold out)
Featuring one member of End Of The Century Party, Scholastic Deth makes their debut with a raging thrash attack. Totally hard and angry. The lyrics follow suit, with explanations that help to give their songs a really honest street smart feel. A total shoe in for a 625 release. (625 Productions #65)

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?/LIFE'S HALT - split LP/CD
Together at last, these two amazing West Coast hardcore bands are going for the throat and they don't intend to leave any survivors. Twelve tracks from What Happens Next? and eight tracks from Life's Halt. Blistering hardcore with awesome pro-people and pro-hardcore attitudes that can be felt and heard. Can you handle that much thrash? (Young Blood #8/625 Productions #62)

HIGHSCORE - 1997 to 2000 CD
Oh, man, if you like your youth crew fast and energetic then you'll love Highscore! They play hardcore not unlike Crucial Response style bands, but a shit load faster. This CD contains their LP, 7" and (my favorite) their demo. The demo is fucking furious youth crew. Who says youth crew can't still be punk. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #064)

DUMBSTRUCK - And We All Fall Down LP
The ex-members of Ripcord and Heresy are still playing fast and raw hardcore which they call Dumbstruck. This new material sounds like a mix between Scandinavian thrash and early Ripcord. If you liked the first Ripcord flexi then you'll dig this full length. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #058)

POINT OF FEW - Silence 7"
The first US release from the Dutch thrash masters... all new unreleased songs that have that Dutch feel. Brings to mind modern Seein' Red mixed with modern youth crew styles. Powerful thrash. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #029)

LIE - A Man Dies And Become A Legend LP
Their 7" kicked my ass. Seriously, probably one of my most favorite 625 releases. Great, honest, straightforward high energy thrash from Japan. This time around they blend 1000 mph thrash with elements of Japanese punk, wailing guitar solos, shouting choruses, and tons of beer. The LP is limited to 1,100 copies and also appears on the new discography CD. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #061)

LIE - discography CD (sold out)
Raging fast, snotty Japanese thrash-punk from Saitama, Japan. This contains the new LP, the debut Legalize It 7", the split 7" with Live From Deathrow, as well as comp tracks and some live songs. This CD spans the entire life of Lie, who live to drink and play thrash. Party on! Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #061)

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? - The Second Year CD
This contains the Japanese tour EP (limited to 2000), the Brutiful Fearing 6" (on 6 Weeks) and the Ahora Mas Que Nunca EP (on Lengua armada), plus some comp tracks and other goodies. Plus a surprise video cd-rom too. If you missed the first time around, here's your chance to get it on a little 5" high-tech little thing-a-majigger (aka a CD). Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #62)

REAL REGGAE - Maze & THC Best CD
Forty-one tracks of crazed thrash compiled from sixteen different releases. All in all that makes for over 50 minutes of dope smoking, rasta influenced thrash attack from Japan. Smoke a little dope and get ready to have a nasty trip of thrashing mad hardcore violence; not too mellow for dopecore. (625 Productions #63)

IMMORTAL FATE - Beautiful LP (sold out)
After seven years, this death metal masterpiece finally sees the light of day. Back in 1990, these guys were the fastest in the West Bay, relying on an unrelenting style of grindcore/death metal that sounds like a cross between Incantation's first LP and Nuclear Death. Tuned so low that you can hear the strings hitting the pick ups. Not for the weak. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #59)

SOCIETY OF FRIENDS - Growing Up Moving Away LP
All brand new songs from Austin's best kept secret. Every time I've seen these guys they have totally floored me. Insane hardcore that is hard to describe, but completely unrelentless! Speed picking is the key to understanding the beauty of Society of Friends. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #52)

THE REAL ENEMY - Too Little, Too Late 7"
I wish it wasn't true, but this 7" is the last release from Minneapolis' The Real Enemy. These songs were going to be contained with others on their LP, but due to other interests, they've decided to pull the plug. Great, catchy, fast youth crew with challenging lyrics. As their shirts said, "Making straight edge punk again." Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #57)

DEAD END - Killing The Messenger 7"
Ex-Outlast guys kick down some superb songs that combine the melody of Gorilla Biscuits with the speed and energy of thrash. I couldn't believe this was their debut since the songs are written so damn well. Watch for an LP/CD later on 625. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #39)

FACE OF CHANGE - Demo 7"x2
Face of Change hail from Sapporo, Japan and they have been around since 1989. Their 1990 demo is awesome... its rough and raw, while maintaining the energy and urgency of early Uniform Choice and 7 Seconds. The EP contains all the tape wrinkles, etc from the OG demo tape (I love that shit!). I had the honor of playing with them and hanging out while What Happens Next? was in Japan, and I was completely won over by their attitudes and live show. Description by Max 625. (625 Productions #55)

BARBARIC THRASH DEMOLITION VOL II - comp 7" (sold out)
This was going to be the Bandana Thrash Vol II 7" but the name was changed because the name "bandana" is so fucking over used now. This 7" features Jellyroll Rockheads (Japan), Life's Halt (US), Discarga (Brazil), Limpwrist (US) and Esperanza (US). Some of the best DIY thrash bands from all over the world. Another exciting release from 625! (625 Productions #54)

BREAKFAST - Eat Rice 7" (sold out)
Tokyo skate thrash...their debut. This is the newest incarnation of the guys who were in OAC (2 eps, one of which was on Pusmort). In Breakfast, they speed things up to a frantic pace, while keeping enough quirkiness to keep it original and catchy. This is a split label release with Badman Records from the Czech Republic and will be somewhat limited. (625 Productions #46)

PLUTOCRACY - Dankstahz CD
A compilation CD collecting the best recordings from 1989-1992. This contains the Dankstahz Lp on Slap A Ham, the split EP with Discordance Axis, a live radio show, the 1990 Demo, plus some other goodies. All are out of print or previously unavailable. Although reformed, Plutocracy was pre-Spazz, pre-No Less, and played an original brand of grindcore/fastcore. The new Plutocracy LP is on Six Weeks. (625 Productions #53)

SPAZZ - Sweatin' II: Deported Live Dwarf CD
This 68 minute long CD collects the long out of print 1st LP, Dwarf Jester Rising, the tracks from the split CD with Subversion (only 500 of those ever made) and a full radio show from 1999. More thrash for your buck. (625 Productions #51)

JELLYROLL ROCKHEADS - Intense And Mild 7" (sold out)
This shit will fucking blow you away. Members of the Futures and Razors Edge playing hi-energy thrash in the early '80s Boston hardcore style like old Gang Green and Jerry's Kids. Fucking amazing. (625 Productions #43)

KUNGFU RICK/CURTAINRAIL - split 7" (sold out)
Kung Fu Rick returns with some brand new heavy-as-fuck thrash core while Tokyo's Curtainrail kick down six more sick songs. Both team up well with their unrelenting thrash attack! (625 Productions #38)

HHH - Discography 2xCD
A complete discography of the now legendary Spanish fastcore band HHH. This compiles all vinyl, and includes a bonus CD of their rare demo and a full live show. They had multiple vinyl releases, but no one outside of Spain caught wind of these guys. Its now available to those who never had a chance to get it the first time around (625 Productions #49)

YOUTH ENRAGE - LP (sold out)
1000mph crazed fastcore from Sapporo, Japan. While most bands have tamed their speed these days Youth Enrage rip through 20+ songs with crazy time changes, two vocal styles, and no let up. This is a vinyl press of their CD and debut EP, both of which are sold out. What else would you expect from 625? (625 Productions #47)

PROTES BENGT - Discography LP (sold out)
A whopping 46 songs from the Swedish fastcore legends, Protes Bengt. Featuring members of Mob 47 and Filthy Christians, Protes Bengt was one of the few thrash bands in the '80s that pushed the speed of hardcore to its very extremes. This LP is a re-press of their 32 song 7" along with their 2nd demo. (625 Productions #48)

CRUCIAL SECTION - Language Isn't The Only... LP (sold out)
This whole thing is so fucking '80s, you won't even believe it; the cover, the poster, and not to mention the high energy positive thrash that sounds like Ripcord! Japan's Crucial Section have numerous vinyl outputs, but this is their first full length. (625 Productions #41)

GORDON SOLIE MOTHERFUCKERS - Power Bomb Anthems 10"
You've heard the rumors, now hear the soundtrack. Fast thrash that mixes a little '82 Boston with furious Japanese thrashcore. These guys destroy (literally-they're banned from every club in the Mid-West). Memebers of Nine Shocks Terror, H100s, Puncture Wound and a million other bands. (625 Productions #40)

DISCARGA - 7" (sold out)
When I got these guys' demo last year, I wrote them back that day to see if they wanted to work with me. The most incredible band to come out of Brazil in years. Ten blasts of pure thrash that sound exactly like later day Larm. Pissed off, political, powerful. (625 Productions #42)

CORNERED - This Time CD
Faster and more powerful than their 7" EP from last year, Florida's Cornered continue to deliver their mixture of fast-core and NYHC. While the typical NYHC bands have all been water downed and played out, Cornered picks up the pace with insane speeds and heavy breakdowns. (625 Productions #45)

FALL SILENT - Life: Beautiful But Heartless 7" (sold out)
Four brand new songs that rip as hard as the last LP! Reno's brutality squad continues their reign. Plus a Black Flag cover to boot! (625 Productions #36)

KUNGFU RICK - Motivation To Abuse CD (sold out)
The CD version of the brutal Motivation To Abuse LP as well as all their split EPs. Twenty-nine songs in all! One of the best new bands to come out of the States in years, Kungfu Rick have not let up on their activities. After touring the US in '99, they will go back on the road this summer to focus on the East Coast. After that, they have multiple vinyl projects lined up as well (including a Split EP with Tokyo's Curtainrail on 625!). (625 Productions #44)

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? - Japan Tour 2000 7" (Limited) (sold out)
A limited (1500 available to distros, 500 to Japan) 7" to support their recent tour in Japan. Three new ones and a Deathside cover. These songs will be featured on a later CD collection to come out next year. (625 productions #50)

D.R.Y - EP (sold out)
Five songs of metallic '80s thrash not unlike Electro Hippies or Arizona's Desecration. This is their debut EP, although they have had various compilation appearances, as well as the legendary split CD with Flash Gordon! Total fucking Bandana thrash.... aarrrgh. (625 Productions #32)

MAJESTIC FOUR - Demo EP
Brutal Japanese speedcore thrash like a rougher Shikabane or old S.O.B. Wailing guitar solos, wall of distortion, level crushing vocals all add to one EP that kills posers in seconds. The power of Majestic Four would have been lost if this were recorded any other way except how they did it. The levels are all off the board in the red! (625 Productions #28)

LIE - Legalize It EP (sold out)
Fucking crazed Japanese thrash from Yokahama's premier bandana thrash band. Eight songs of straight forward speed core with no bullshit. This is their debut EP, and carries on from where their tracks from the "bandana thrash" flexi comp left off. (625 Records)