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Gloom Records

Contact Info:

E-Mail: cryptocomx@aol.com
Web Site: Gloomrecords.com

Label Discography:

9 SHOCKS TERROR/DEVOID OF FAITH - split 7" (sold out)
9 SHOCKS TERROR/KILLERS - split 7" (sold out)
CLOSE CALL - Someone Talked 7"
CURTAINRAIL/JOHN BROWN'S ARMY - split 7"
CUT THE SHIT - Bored To Death 7"
CUT THE SHIT - Harmed And Dangerous LP/CD
CUT THE SHIT - Marked For Life CD
THE DEAD ONES - 7"
THE DEAD ONES - LP
DON AUSTIN - Rust Belt Blues 7"
DOWN IN FLAMES - Start The Fucking Fire 7"
DOWN IN FLAMES - Three 7"s On One CD
JOHN BROWN'S ARMY - Who Fucked The Culture Up? LP/CD
KUNG FU RICK - Statues To Stones 7" (sold out)
LAST IN LINE - Congested 7"
MARK MCCOY/MARK TELFIAN - split spoken word 7"
MONSTER X - To The Positive Youth 7"
THE OATH - Uber Alles Collection CD
REAGAN SS/JOHN BROWN'S ARMY - split 7"
REPOS/FOURTEEN OR FIGHT - split 7"
RUN FOR YOUR FUCKING LIFE - 45 mph LP
RUN FOR YOUR FUCKING LIFE - discography CD
STRAIGHT TO HELL - '02-'04 Dicography CD
TO HELL AND BACK/THE SHEMPS - split 7"
TOTAL FURY - 13 Song CD
TOTAL FURY - 13 Song LP (sold out)
TOXIC HOLOCAUST - Death Master 7"
ALBANY STYLE HARDCORE - comp 7" with By The Throat, Devoid Of Faith, Monster X...

Release Discriptions:

STRAIGHT TO HELL - '02-'04 Dicography CD
Straight to Hell is the dirty American bastard child of Swedish and Japanese hardcore (except Straight To Hell is from the artsy fartsy town of Providence, RI). Ex-members don't need to be mentioned, because their music stands on it's own. The music is a pummeling assault of tight drumming, awesome guitar leads, overpowering bass with vocals that are pissed off screams and are convincingly angry! Extremely pissed off, brutal hardcore. This 24 song CD is highly recommended for fans of Death Side and Totalitar. Includes the split 7" with Balance Of Terror, the s/t 7", and the "We Will Bury You" LP. (Gloom #32)

REPOS/FOURTEEN OR FIGHT - split 7"
Brand new split from these two Mid West superpowers... The Repos have reminded me of a more modern Septic Death since the first day I heard them. Seven ragers to help drive you over the edge. Fourteen or Fight play four songs here. Fast and snotty stripped down hardcore from Chicago. Both bands are sure to knock you on your ass, Mid West style. Cool looking stoner artwork. Fourteen or Fight had a 7" on Lengua Armada, and the Repos have an LP available on Youth Attack Records. (Gloom #31)

TOXIC HOLOCAUST - Death Master 7"
Let's be honest, a great deal of us grew up either loving or hating thrash metal in the late '80s. While it might seem lame to say you support Slayer in their current money-grubbing incarnation, who doesn't love Reign in Blood? Toxic Holocaust is raw fucking thrash metal, bringing to mind the demo tapes of Destruction, Slayer, Possessed, Exodus and other such evil-obsessed, Satan worshipping youth of the past. All created by one man; a whirlwind on the drums, a rager on the bass, a sheet metal shredding chainsaw on guitar and a werewolf possessed by the Dark Lord himself on vocals. The two tracks only add to the thrash metal mania from his full length on Nuclear War Now... so dust off your bong, grow your hair long and steal a Thunderbird with a tape deck and set off across the country running down all the preachers and cops in your way. After you hear this record, there's nothing else you can do but become 100% total fucking evil. (Gloom #30)

TOTAL FURY - 13 Song CD
Finally available in the USA, this thirteen song disk features Japan's Total Fury's best ever recorded stuff. Fast, raw and melodic hardcore. Drawing influences from the early DC scene (ala 1981), the music of course has a very familiar feel to it, that will keep you relistening to this over and over again. No export to Japan as it was originally released on the Dan Doh label. (Gloom Records #16)

CUT THE SHIT - Marked For Life CD
Twenty seven songs here folks. This disc includes the new 10", the Bored To Death 7", and the one sided Shut Up And Play tour 7". Blazing Boston hardcore with members of who gives a fucking shit!!! This stuff is even faster then their previous releases. A nice booklet, makes the lyrics easy to follow and sing (scream) along to. (Gloom Records #29)

THE OATH - Uber Alles Collection CD
The wait is up! Finally out now on a format people need not worry themselves over and in packaging that can be legally sold over counters: everyone's favorite Dutch/American ex-member combo act, The Oath! Hear as they deliver forth burst after pulverising identity-annihilating burst of musical harshness that's impossible not to mosh to! For fans of NYC Mayhem, Pandemonium, early-Agnostic Front, and Void this is thee band that unintentionally kicked off the Thrash Revival of yore and consequently killed it! Contains every track they recorded prior to their upcoming LP (7", 9", split 7", plus some unreleased and compilatin tracks!). Killer new layout and booklet features all the lyrics and several unreleased, fully-charged photos! A total hardcore necessity. (Gloom #28) (split release between Gloom/Youth Attack/Coalition)

CUT THE SHIT - Harmed And Dangerous LP/CD
After these Bostonians dropped their debut Bored To Death 7" on the world... They've out done themselves by now writing a completely raging, classic punk album for the hardcore in us all. Fast hardcore, played with tightness, attitude, and aggression. The music could be compared with many greats so I won't even try. The cover art, and insert of this record make it as visually appealing as it is a listening orgasm from start to finish. These guys will be touring the U.S.A. in July with the Rites, so check them out. I am so excited to have been given the chance to do this record. My favorite Gloom release yet!! Description by Nate Wilson. (Gloom Records #26)

MARK MCCOY/MARK TELFIAN - split spoken word 7"
Well this is a record for people who might have some sense of humor, and who aren't so obsessed with the "scene" that they can't understand different takes on "our" world. This record to me is hilarious... Mark Telfian (Limpwrist, Hail Mary) goes on a hilarious gay banter while still remaining as macho as the Marlboro Man. Mark McCoy (Charles Bronson, Holy Molar, The Oath) on the other hand is just completely warped, as his side of this is about as relevant as most modern hardcore records of today. Gloom's first and last attempt at a spoken word comedy record. Limited to 1,000 copies. High price due to high production costs. Description by Nate Wilson. (Gloom 24)

TO HELL AND BACK/THE SHEMPS - split 7"
To Hell And Back rip through a couple of rock n roll numbers here. Their sound is a good mix of hardcore (via Devoid Of Faith) and rock, which is influenced by Thin Lizzy and AC/DC. Strangely enough it works... hard hitting with hooks. The Shemps are fronted by hardcore's Mr. Artie Phillie, but this is no Indecision, or Millhouse. The Shemps play straight up in you're face punk. Their live sets leaves people laughing, some people crying, but mostly people are wondering how Artie can get away with his crazy NYC antics. Also features Mr. Bill Florio (Maximum Rock n Roll columnist). High price due to high production costs. Description by Nate Wilson. (Gloom 25)

THE DEAD ONES - LP
After putting out two 7"s (the first on Gloom, the second on Busted Head Records), these Swedish punks deliver sixteen tracks of fast, melodic, yet harsh sounding hardcore. Throw in a quirky Sonics cover song to help weirden things up a bit. This record leaves the listener wanting to hear even more from these unknown Swedish gods. This is modern hardcore at its best with no gimmicks. Great cover art to boot. A great way to kick off the new year with Gloom Records. Description by Nate of Gloom Records. (Gloom Records #23)

LAST IN LINE - Congested 7"
Boston's Last In Line are back with six fast smokin' hardcore tracks Boston style. Their sound is a bit faster than on their LP and these songs will be sure to get the kids moving. Powerful, energetic and full of aggressive energy! (Gloom Records #21)

CUT THE SHIT - Bored To Death 7"
Ten tracks of fast angry hardcore from Cut The Shit. Nothing fancy, just straight up in your face old school hardcore Boston style. Cut the shit and start the fucking pit! (Gloom #22)

JOHN BROWN'S ARMY - Who Fucked The Culture Up? LP/CD
Twelve tracks from this New York hardcore band that are guaranteed to peal the paint from your living room walls. The music is powerful '80s hardcore while the vocals are way, way, way deep and gruff (like some twisted cross between a nether void demon and a deep sea whale). They do a cover of Gang Green's "Kill A Commie" and this was recorded at Dead Air Studios by Orchid's Will "Dr. Goodsex" Killingsworth so the sound quality is clean and effective. Released on white vinyl with stylish 7" sized labels! Play loud!! The CD version is out now, and includes eleven bonus tracks. (Gloom #20)

CLOSE CALL - Someone Talked 7"
Powerful Boston style hardcore from, well, from Boston. Seven songs of energy and melodic aggression. Close Call want to put Boston back on the map, and these seven songs are a start in the right direction. (Gloom #19)

TOTAL FURY - 13 Song LP (sold out)
Originally released in Japan, this U.S. repressing captures all the spastic brutality and gut wrenching energy of Total Fury. Their sound is totally influenced by early D.C. hardcore like Governemnt Issue, Teen Idles, and Youth Brigade (D.C.). Spastic and fast thrash. No export to Japan. (Gloom #16)

THE DEAD ONES - 7"
Fast '80s style hardcore with a melodic underbelly. The vocals are strained and screamed. The Dead Ones come from Sweden. Hand screened covers. (Gloom Records #15)

DOWN IN FLAMES - Three 7"s On One CD
This CD includes eighteen tracks from the last three Down In Flames records. In the same vein as Tear It Up or Life's Halt, Down In Flames make a vicious attack of old style hardcore. The music is sort of a trashy version of the old youth crew sound; going from "Screaming For A Change" to "Screaming In Your Face." They rip through these eighteen songs like a whirlwind looking to destroy a trailer park. Snotty, rebellious, and hard hitting gritty hardcore. (Gloom Records #11 CD)

REAGAN SS/JOHN BROWN'S ARMY - split 7"
Reagan SS play fast and aggressive early '80s style hardcore. Their lyrics say play it fast and hard, fuck work, eat the rich, and for fuck's sake don't smoke you dumb ass! John Brown's Army are just as fast and just as hardcore but their vocals are way more deep and mean sounding. Total fucking no frills, fists flying, aggressive hardcore. Yellow and black split colored vinyl! (Gloom Records #14)

DON AUSTIN - Rust Belt Blues 7"
This Akron, Ohio hardcore band features members of Unholy Three and they play simple, fast, and aggressive hardcore; straight forward and to the point. Angst driven mid western hardcore that is influenced by mid '80s thrash. Nine songs on this fucker. (Gloom #13)

KUNG FU RICK - Statues To Stones 7" (sold out)
Eight new songs of blasting hardcore from Kung Fu Rick. Total ear damage. Thrash meets machine gun-like bass drum madness with strained vocals. (Gloom Records #12)

DOWN IN FLAMES - Start The Fucking Fire 7"
In the same vein as Tear It Up or Life's Halt, Down In Flames make a vicious attack of old style hardcore. The music is sort of a trashy version of the old youth crew sound; going from "Screaming For A Change" to "Screaming In Your Face." They rip through these ten songs like a whirlwind looking to destroy a trailer park. Snotty, rebellious, and hard hitting gritty hardcore. (Gloom Records #11)

NINE SHOCKS TERROR/KILLERS - split 7" (sold out)
Get ready for a feeding frenzy of record collecting sharks!! The full color cover was designed and drawn by Pushead, and the record is available on limited edition green, gold, and blue vinyl! Nine Shocks Terror does three crazed thrashers and the Killers keep the energy flowing with an equally fast and crazed side of four tracks. Middle America lets out a mighty howl of ass whipping and brutal hardcore fury; let the mayhem commence! (Gloom Records #9)

CURTAINRAIL/JOHN BROWN'S ARMY - split 7"
Japan's Curtainrail follow their last LP with four explosives thrashing mad hardcore songs. Their vocals are completely distorted, and pretty much don't even sound like words; more like crazed death growls. Ugly! John Brown's Army are from Albany, New York and 1/3 of their cast are risen from the ashes of Monster X/Devoid of Faith. Their sound is pretty harsh, but their songs are a bit more tuneful, and the vocals are slightly less maniacal than on Curtainrail's side. All in all both bands dish out some pissed and angry hardcore. (Gloom Records #8)

RUN FOR YOUR FUCKING LIFE - 45 mph LP
Run For Your Fucking Life's first full length is a triumph of raw hardcore energy that is very much influenced by '80s hardcore, in particular Econochrist or Poison Idea. All twelve songs are angry and harsh and ready to explode. The band hails from San Diego and they will be doing a US tour in August. Great stuff. (Gloom Records #7)

RUN FOR YOUR FUCKING LIFE - discography CD
This CD includes their LP, their 7", and two extra bonus tracks. Run For Your Fucking Life's sound is a raw surge of '80s hardcore, in particular Econochrist. Every song is harsh and ready to explode, and yet underneath it all there is a melodic element that helps to really round out their sound. The band hails from San Diego and they will be doing a US tour in August. Damn good. (Gloom Records #7 CD)