Descriptions for 4/20/19
WARTHOG - second s/t 7"
Over the last five years, New York's Warthog have perfected their near-perennial EPs by (like the Ramones) diligently tweaking their natural, highly potent formula without straying too far away from it. Instantly classic hardcore punk with solid roots in their domestic progenitors-the sweaty, nasty energy of Poison Idea and Inmates lend an unmistakable influence-but with nuances and flourishes that indicate cues extending far beyond our borders. Only truly great hardcore can achieve such a towering, monumentally huge sound that is still covered in straight, undeniable sewer -- absolutely their heaviest, best EP yet. (Toxic State Records #35)
ATTACK SS - Welcome To Deathdust Island LP
18 previously released tracks and 1 unreleased track compiled from various past releases between 2006 - 2013! No Boss 7", No Nukes 7", Frenzy split 7", V/A What A Hell Fukushima Cd, V/A Terro-Rhythm #7 Cd, V/A Noise Of Mind!! Vol. 2 Cd, V/A Hakai Idenshi Cd. Intense Noise Punk from Okazaki, Japan! (Distort Reality Records #44)
FLUORIDE - Disentanglement LP
The debut full length from this grinding powerviolence trio from Philadelphia. Pulsing emotional dirges punctuated by jagged shards of caustic blasts and interludes of disintegrating noise. Deterioration of the senses in a desolate world helplessly slipping through the cracks of the lightless void. (Nerve Altar Records #39)
GALL + TOOTH DECAY - Collaboration 7"
Germany's noiseviolence obliterators collaboration with ambient modular synth mysterio and fellow countryman Tooth Decay. A sine wave slaughter of jagged sawtooth destruction obliterating the boundaries of conventional hardcore punk. (Nerve Altar Records #37)
CRISIS MAN - The Myth Of Moderation 7"
Crisis Man return with their 2nd effort, The Myth Of Moderation. Featuring Ross Farrar from Ceremony on vocals and Ben Wright from Acrylics / Rut on guitar, this 7" packs all the energy of early Ceremony perfectly complemented by Ben's chorused out guitar riffs. An aural display of what living in the bay area feels like, the rent is due, the car doesn't run anymore, a techie just took the last seat on the crowded BART car. The glass was full to the brim with anxious energy already, but now it's been knocked on the floor. (Digital Regress Records #28)
MAZE - s/t LP
Japan's MAZE debut 12" gives a dewey feeling. It's Rainy post punk nice for a walk or a drive on a bleak sunned day. It's real hands in pocket music, like that mellow Big in Japan material. But also sounds like Altered Images. An upper and a downer at the same time. aMAZEing. (Lumpy Records #97)
THE WORLD - Reddish LP
Finally more from THE WORLD. The group that revived Groovy Post Punk a few years back and inspired a few dozen other Rough Trade sounding acts. Rhythm in the front seat, which would make the guitar the giant eyelashes above the headlights. That's right they're from Cali not Kingston. If you're addicted to ESG or Delta 5 maybe you can ween off with The World. "The sound of yesterday, today, and tomorrow" -paraphrasing someone important. (Lumpy Records #98)
GOD'S AMERICA/L.UL.U - split 7"
God's America are back with a rabid, whirling blast of cyclonic hardcore that scrabbles together thrash, grind and powerviolence as it destroys everything in its goddamn path. This time they are here to share the stage with L.UL.U, form Italy. This trio managed to create good juicy young and energetic Fastcore/Powerviolence sound; guitar is not dry, it has a pleasant buzzing vibration. The vocals are powerful, and this yelling perfectly fits to this noise. Limited to 300 copies. (Here And Now Records #70)
ARNOxDUEBEL/THE SEEKER - split 7"
These two european bands have nothing to envy the american cousins. They both propose a mix of fastcore and powerviolence like the old masters teached. Midtempos will give you the time to take a little breath just to push you back in the middle of the storm. Perfect release for the genre fans. (Here And Now Records #67)
ONA SNOP - Geezer LP
Geezer is the first LP by the U. K. fastcore band Ona Snop, and it's everything a debut release should be: succinct, heavy, exhilarating, and bat shit insane. Across eighteen tracks in nearly twenty minutes, these lovable manics tear through a maelstrom of schizophrenic hardcore, switching on a dime from sludgy head-banging breakdowns to dizzyingly fast thrash-punk blasts to catchy hard rock guitar licks and back again. When it's over you just wonder how the hell they fit all of it in. (Here And Now Records #66)
AGATHOCLES/ERISTETYT - split 7"
Everybody knows of Belgian mincecore lifers Agathocles (or a least you should do. They've been spewing out fast, political grind for over 30 years now. Eristetyt is a hardcore punk band from Finland that's been putting out music for just as long, though with less of a stacked discography (though the band has still released four full-lengths). Both bands joined forces on this split, which was released by Italian label Here And Now! Records in October. Eristetyt's final song Natsiapara 2016 is furious and ends the split on a high. Their metallic sound, emblazoned with crashing cymbals will leave ringing in your ears for days. This split once again proves how great this format is. In Agathocles, you get seasoned veterans doing what they do best and Eristetyt, while also being vets in their own right, will no doubt use it to win over a while host of new fans with their raw punk. (Here And Now Records #63)
GETS WORSE / ENDLESS SWARM - split 7"
this is intense. Edinburgh based DIY label Mind Ripper Collective and Italy's Here And Now! Records have teamed up for a totally devastating new release featuring 2 amazing bands, Edinburgh's ENDLESS SWARM and Leeds' GETS WORSE, both mixing crazy grind / powerviolence influences with fastcore and metallic hardcore add-ons that amplify its ingredients to an alarmingly fierce extreme. (Here And Now Records #52)
DOUBLE ME - Destroyed In A Second LP
By the time you finish reading this sentence, there's a solid chance Destroyed In A Second will be over. If you're a slow reader, then indulge me for a minute. Italy's favorite sons Double Me! are back and more pissed than ever as they offer us seventeen tracks of distorted bass and drum insanity. You may not know Double Me per se, but there's solid chance you've heard, purchased, or seen many releases from vocalist Mirco's label Here And Now Records. If you hate music with guitars and love sonic punishment, then please, get destroyed in a second by Italian grinders Double Me! There is nothing to deconstruct here - this is pure, unfiltered power violence in its most primitive state. To review or critique this would be inappropriate and uncalled for. Faux punks step to the side; first wave power violence junkies, this one is for you!!! (Here And Now Records #53)
Descriptions for 4/13/19
MAXIMUM ROCK'N'ROLL #432 (March 2019)
It's the final print issue of MRR! Time for a eulogy? Or time to demonstrate the life eternal that is worldwide DIY punk from MRR's inception til the end of time... This is a mammoth issue, with savage falling apart damage from London's FORRA, we got an interview with insurrectionary artist WINSTON SMITH, mutant NYC snarl from EXOTICA, raging ex-yugo inspired punk courtesy of APSURD from Serbia, UKDIY meets desert dream via Austin TX's CHRONOPHAGE, NYC no wave punk funk eternals BUSH TETRAS, raw punk destrucción from Barcelona's PIŃÉN, the shit fi sound of CIEMO, catchy classic punk sounds from Oaklands DESEOS PRIMITIVOS, radical queer femme power pop from Los Angeles' SUSAN, dubby post-punk from Oaklands THE WORLD, we talk to MINDAUGAS BAGDON, the beatnik punk filmmaker behind classic SF punk expose Louder Faster Shorter, there's some radical Oakland hardcore c/o PROVOKE, playful revolutionary London grrrl sound from DREAM NAILS, dense catchy metallic HC from Oakland's KHIIS, filmmaker Kim Garcia takes inspiration from punk, a look at DIY record store Faith/Void, and a look into homeless services in Olympia Washington. (Maximum Rock'n'Roll #432)
ISOTOPE - s/t LP
Debut self-titled full-length from Oakland, California's most notorious ruffians, Isotope! Clocking in at just under twenty-four minutes, "Isotope" spews forth eight tracks of blistering Hardcore Punk in the vein of Bastard, Broken Bones, and Poison Idea. Features former members of Stormcrow, Sanctum, Acts of Sedition, and Femacoffin. Recorded and Mixed by Brad Lincoln at The Space in Oakland, California. Mastered by Kenko at Communichaos Media in Gnesta, Sweden. Cover Art by Adam Kindred. Single jacket LP with double-sided insert. Download Card Included. (Carbonized Records #4)
V/A - American Idylls LPx2 compilation
93 releases into its catalog, Sorry State Records is finally releasing its first compilation, American Idylls. Following in the tradition of regional compilations like This is Boston, Not LA, or Dischord Records' Flex Your Head, this carefully curated collection is a snapshot of one corner of North Carolina's punk and hardcore scene circa 2018. The double-LP features new, exclusive tracks by ISS, Public Acid, Fitness Womxn, Scarecrow, Davidians, Natural Causes, Concussion, Cammo, Vittna, Crete, Essex Muro, Oxidant, Drugcharge, Silica, Das Drip, DE( )T, Mind Dweller, No Love, and Skemata, and is packaged in a beautiful, silk-screened jacket (art by Thomas Sara) with a 32-page booklet documenting the past year of North Carolina's DIY punk scene. (Sorry Staqte Records #93)
PROTRUDERS - Poison Future LP
After four self-released cassettes, Montréal's premier art-punk/neo-proto-punk band Protruders makes its vinyl debut with a 25-minute 12-inch of very groovy sounds. The sound is a bit clearer and maybe a little beefier - some of the noise gives way to a more relaxed and expansive approach. The psych quotient is higher. But the heart of the band is still beating for the sort of raw open-minded non-generic punk that once came from the likes of Rocket From The Tombs, Swell Maps, Dead Moon, Dancing Cigarettes, etc. "Fruit Hang" has a perfect mid-70s style garage feel - like a Boston pre-punk band tearin' it up at the Rat! This could be the hit, kidz! Skronky sax gives "Hydrophytol" a kinda Hawkwind/no-wave feel. And dig "No Stone" - a slower one, catchy as hell - I swear it could pass for an outtake from the Saints circa 1978. Solid - another hit! At five minutes, the title track stretches things out a bit. This one has a definite Ubu/Voidoids vibe - nasty angular spazz-punk with a little more sax blat added. Very nice guitar stuff happening here. We get some weirdo HC action on "Stabilizer" and more hot guitar squiggles. "Tax 101" is maybe a "typical" Protruders song - that means good! "Wrong Way Sign," pushes things over the six-minute mark, with a strong psych-punk feel (Wipers?) and some totally swell rock-jam stuff at the end. Wow. This record is a significant step for the band and an impressive way to start their vinyl career as they gain the higher visibility they deserve. Most excellent! (Feel It Records #29)
PANDEMIX - In Condemnation LP
Pandemix is back with In Condemnation, a 10 song LP expanding on their political, peace-punk indebted hardcore canon. The band churns out unapologetic outsider anthems in the tradition of CRASS records bands, with flashes of the angular iconoclastic wit of Flux of Pink Indians or Poison Girls juxtaposed against the jarring and heavy guitar textures of Profane Existence style crust punk. It's the appropriate tone for Pandemix's incisive social commentary. On the album closer "Column of Light," they offer a thesis: "May every breath I ever draw be used in condemnation." Vocalist Shannon Thompson's breath finds well deserved targets at nearly every lyrical turn. In "Can't Assimilate" for example, she oscillates between a homophobic street harasser and a cop at a pride parade, finding no solace in any corner of the public sphere. (Dirt Cult Records #128)
CARNAGE - Duality 7"
CARNAGE, are a relatively new band from Lisbon, Portugal. After releasing a very highly praised demo on cassette in 2017 CARNAGE are finally back to commit a proper vinyl release on PROFANE EXISTENCE! To be put simply "Duality" is apocalyptic mid-tempo metal influenced crust at its best. CARNAGE have brilliantly dipped their pen in all the right places. Taking obvious cues from the legendary 80 UK crust/stenchcore scene, 90's Japanese crust, and Swedish death metal, yet somehow making something new. CARNAGE unapologetically expand on the sounds of their predecessors creating a very unique take on the genre that is quite unlike most bands today. For fans of AMEBIX, ANTISECT, S.D.S, DEVIATED INSTINCT, HELLSHOCK, etc. Artwork by Stiv. (Profane Existence Records #170)
GEIGER COUNTER - Nuclear 7"
Not wasting any time after their first full-length LP Minneapolis's GEIGER COUNTER strike back with 4 new tracks on the "Nuclear" EP. On this release, GEIGER COUNTER pummel us with the familiar barrage of distorted scandi-influenced crust core that we all love, want, and expect from the Minneapolis crust scene. For those unfamiliar GEIGER COUNTER style wise are reminiscent of late 90's/early 2000's greats like STATE OF FEAR, SERVITUDE, & REACT but they also have an obvious love for Japanese hardcore of the same era. From the artwork to the lyrics and the music itself GEIGER COUNTER's "Nuclear" EP is a dark, bleak, and desolate trip into our societies unrelenting quest for power and the ever-looming threat of annihilation. While these topics might seem redundant in punk GEIGER COUNTER have a chilling approach that will leave you speechless as your mind travels to dark places considering both our future and the past. This EP is available on mixed color recycled vinyl or traditional black. Overall we have 8 different color options to choose from! GEIGER COUNTER share members of COGNITIVE DISSONANCE, SCAPHE, CONDOMINIUM, & QUESTION. (Profane Existence #169)
ACT OF IMPALEMENT - Perdition Cult LP
Act of Impalement is a band that has history with Caligari Records. Back in 2014, Act of Impalement's Hyperborean Altar and Echoes of Wrath demos were compiled by Caligari Records into one cassette that sold out rapidly via word of mouth and very little promotion. Four years later, this demented Nashville punk trio is back with Perdition Cult; a crushing and raw death metal recording in the vein of the best material by Autopsy, Bolt Thrower and Cianide. (Caligari Records #100)
BRAVE THE SEA - The Kraken CD
Ohio-based Celtic rock torch bearers Brave The Sea released their latest LP, The Kraken, on March 15; which is just in time for the annual holiday where this collection of barn burners comes in most handy. Nodding to the legacies of forbearers who came before -- The Pogues, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, etc. -- The Kraken is possessed by a Midwestern DIY punk spiritedness that gives The Kraken a unique and devastating fury. On the heels of their 2017 debut LP, A Pirate's Life, The Kraken is 12 songs in 35 minutes that is sure to have you dancing and headbanging at the same time (what?) and you won't be able to get these catchy tunes out of your head for weeks. (Solar Funeral/Brave The Sea #1 CD)
CLOSET WITCH - s/t LP
2nd pressing from Iowa's grind/hardcore outfit, Closet Witch. Originally pressed on Halo of Flies (and long sold out), this new pressing is available on transparent/cloudy clear wax. (War Crimes Records #31)
DEMENTED ARE GO! - Hellbilly Storm LP
Studio full-length album number 7 by the ultimate kings of psychobilly! Originally released in 2005 by People Like You Records. REBELLION RECORDS brings you the 2019 re-issue on limited vinyl (500 copies on red and black splatter). (Rebellion Records #208)
DEMENTED ARE GO! - Welcome Back To Insanity Hall LP
Studio full-length album number 8 by the ultimate kings of psychobilly! Originally released in 2012 by People Like You Records. REBELLION RECORDS brings you the 2019 re-issue on limited vinyl (500 copies on milky clear with olive and purple splatter). (Rebellion Records #209)
(repressing) TRAGEDY - Fury LP
Six new Tragedy songs on a 45 rpm 12" with a "tip-on" vintage style jacket that comes printed with green this time around; also green vinyl. The songs are less metallic than "Darker Days Ahead" and more reminiscent of Tragedy's classic dark melodic sound. For fans of Tragedy. Members of Tragedy have also played with His Hero Is Gone, Trauma, Union of Uranus, Severed Head of State, Deaththreat, Copout, Call the Police, Criminal Damage, Warcry, and From Ashes Rise (plus tons more). (Tragedy Records #7)
(restock) AUS ROTTEN - ...And Now Back to Our Programming LP
The second studio LP from AUS-ROTTEN, originally released in 1998, is back in print on PROFANE EXISTENCE! Considered by many to be the highlight of AUS-ROTTEN's discography, "And Now Back To Our Programming" is an absolutely essential anarcho-punk LP, and the rapid fire delivery of righteous political anger AUS-ROTTEN are famous for is just as prevalent on this release as it is on all AUS-ROTTEN records. From the second the needle drops this LP challenges you to be the change you want to see in the world. 7 songs in total including the epic 16-minute title track. (Profane Existence #168)
Descriptions for 4/6/19
SABBAT - Envenom cassette tape
SABBAT - Evoke cassette tape
SABBAT - Disembody cassette tape
Nuclear War Now! continues its ongoing Sabbatical proliferation campaign with these first three installments in a series of cassette releases from the infamous purveyors of Japanese black metal. Included in this initial wave of cassettes are the band's first three full-length albums: "Envenom" (1991), "Evoke" (1992), and "Disembody" (1993). Originally released by Gezol's own Evil Records, all three have since been reissued numerous times by several different labels each, but with inconsistent quality of presentation. As with its Sabbat vinyl reissues, NWN! has opted to retain the original cover art from the Evil Records CDs, and the layout is reminiscent of those from classic Combat and Neat Records tape releases. (Nuclear War Now Records #382/422/436 TP)
LOITS - Tulisilma Sund Demo tape cassette
As the first in a series of several early recordings from Loits, Nuclear War Now! is pleased to present the cassette reissue of the band's studio demo rehearsal from 2000, "Tulisilma Sünd." Comprised of six tracks from its earliest days, this recording served as a preview to many of the compositions that would later be included on the band's brilliant debut album, "Ei kahetse midagi," which was released approximately one year later. Those familiar with the band's output are likely to reference the obvious influence from the great Master's Hammer, which is undeniable. However, Loits also distinguishes itself by incorporating more folk elements to its brand of black metal, and its lyrical themes include those of paganism, war, and nature. Later this year, NWN! promises to appropriately complement this release with vinyl editions of both the aforementioned debut album and its 2004 follow-up, "Vere kutse kohustab." (Nuclear War Now Records #437)
SOCIAL DISTORTION - Poshboy's Little Monsters LP
Formed in Fullerton, CA in 1978, Social Distortion were one of the original LA punk groups and their first single was released on legendary LA punk label Posh Boy. But far more rare than that first single ("Mainliner" b/w "Playpen") is the unreleased EP Posh Boy's Little Monsters. This EP only made it to the test pressing stage back in 1981, and featured those two tracks from the first single along with "All The Answers" and "Justice For All." This is the absolute holy grail for Social Distortion fans and it's finally available in commercial form on a limited edition pressings for RSD 2019 . Includes 2 bonus tracks. (Radiation Records #100)
EXPLOITED - Troops of Tomorrow LP
Troops of Tomorrow is the second album by the punk rock band The Exploited, originally released in 1982 through Secret Records. (Radiation Records #60)
GIRLSCHOOL - Demolition Girls: Live In London 1980 LP (Record Store Day release)
Girlschool are not only the longest running all-female rock band in history, with over 40 years under their belts, but they're one of the original pioneers of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Formed in 1978, the group first caught large scale attention when they toured with Motörhead in 1979, thanks to the fact that Lemmy was a big fan. This live set, recorded in October of 1980, just a few months after the release of their debut album Demolition, is a ripping document of their early, and heavy, sound. Absolutely essential high quality live set from some true British Heavy Metal innovators. Released on a limited edition spatter vinyl LP for RSD 2019. (Radiation Records #102)
TOTAL CHOAS - Early Years 1989 to 1993 LP (Record Store Day)
RSD 2018 release. Though Total Chaos' first record came out in 1993, their sound is pure '80s classic hardcore and Southern California thrash. Collected here are their earliest original recordings before some of them were re-recorded for Epitaph. Tracks 1 to 5 were recorded in September 93, tracks 6 to 7 in March 93, taken from the debut LP 'We Are The Future', tracks 8 and 9 in July 92, taken from the live 7" 'Nightmares' and tracks 10 to 15 were recorded in June 91, taken from the band's first demo. Limited to 500 hand-numbered copies. (Radiation Records #82)
SCREAMIN' JAY HAWKINS AND THE FUZZTONES - Live LP
A historic 1985 New York performance by R&B legend Screamin'
Jay Hawkins backed by modern garage rock heroes The Fuzztones. This CD-version includes detailed liner notes written by Rudi Protrudi and five bonus cuts of Fuzztones live action. (Radiation Records #99)
BIRDFLESH/ORGAN DEALER - split LP
Sweden's Birdflesh return with ten tracks of trademark unique Grind as only these Swedish masters of violence can create. Celebrating 25 years of Grindcore glory, Birdflesh cement their legacy with some of their most insane tracks to date. Organ Dealer give us nine tracks of pummeling Deathgrind absurdity from the wastelands of New Jersey! More vicious and aggressive than ever before, Organ Dealer have solidified themselves as an unstoppable force in the world of Grindcore. Both bands tracks were mastered by William Blackmon of Gadget , this is a must have!! (Haunted Hotel Records #100)
VOID ROT - Consumed by Oblivion LP
Earth-shaking death-doom rupturing from the depths and deflagrating into the cosmos. Influenced by the glory days of slow moving death forged by legendary progenitors like Winter, Rippikoulu, and Disembowelment, on their debut MLP "Consumed by Oblivion" Minneapolis' Void Rot weave ancestral death metal and atmospheric doom into a dismal and soul-crushing deluge of riffs, to construct a sonic colossus of unseen enormity. An absolute must listen for fans of Spectral Voice, Anhedonist, Inverloch, Indesinence, Krypts etc. (Sentient Ruin Records #72)
LEATHER GLOVE - Perpetual Animation - LP/tape cassette
Renowned American extreme metal sound engineer Greg Wilkison (of Brainoil, Deathgrave, ex. Laudanum, ex. Graves at Sea) owner and founder/operator of the legendary Earhammer Studios in Oakland CA (Noothgrush, Necrot, Autopsy, Vastum, Acephalix, Mortuous, Undergang, countless others) brings you his first ever solo full-length effort under the Leather Glove moniker. Standing somewhere between the caveman tank-like death metal approach of Coffins and Undergang, and the hallucinogenic sonic derailment of bands like Swans and Zeni Geva, in this debut long player of deviant and shapeshifting death-doom destruction Greg is aided by drummers Chad Gailey (Necrot, Vastum, Mortuous, Atrament, etc) and Dustin Ferris (Apraxic, Pleasure Cross, Engorged, etc) to unleash thirty minutes of cerebral and disgusting aural mayhem, smashing together death metal, D beat, crust, sludge, doom, and industrial noise to summon a low end monster of deranged experimentalism and of unspeakable heaviness. Ripping guitar solos laid down by bastion Bay Area metal shredders like Sean McGrath (Ghoul, Impaled), Shelby Lermo (Vastum, Ulthar, Extremity), Eric Cutler (Autopsy), and Danny Corrales (Autopsy, Abcess) round out a debut release of absolutely incinerating intensity. (Sentient Ruin Records #70)
ATRAMENT - Scum Sect CD
Nihilistic Bay Area crust punks Atrament (who feature in their ranks current and past members of Vastum, Necrot, Mortuous, Abstracter, Moral Void, and Black September) return with "Scum Sect", a thirty minute sophomore offering of sprawling hostility and of marvelously regressed sonic barbarism. Fusing together crust/anarcho punk, black and death metal with classic Swedish D-Beat, Atrament draw influence from bands like Doom, Discharge, Deviated Instinct, Skitsystem, Craft, Darkthrone and Dismember to instate widespread terror and summon total sonic warfare. A must listen and own for any true fan of Wolfpack/Wolfbrigade, Skitsystem, Gehenna, Vallenfyre, Acephalix, etc. (Sentient Ruin Records #66 CD)
ALTARAGE - The Approaching Roar tape cassette
Sentient Ruin is honored and proud to be a part of our friends' ALTARAGE's third and most accomplished LP yet. Spain's masters of dark and suffocating experimental death metal return with what is by all means their most colossal, visionary, and soul-crushing album to date! (Sentient Ruin Records #84)
SCHLEIM KEIM - Alles In Rot 7"
Three cuts of East-German punk, recorded back in the '80s, now issued for the very first time! (Radiation/Hohne Records #160)
RIISTETYT - Nightmares In Darkness LP
Another Finnish HC-classic released on ROR in 1984 and never reissued before that shows impressively why so many punx love Finnish HC worldwide! Comes with the poster-inlay which contains additional photos from Puntala-rock 1983 and lyrics! On the studio-side RIISTETYT sing in English which works surprisingly fine! ATTENTION: The B-side - recorded live - contains 3 bonus-tracks compared to the original LP (but "Mieletonta Vakivaltaa" is missing!) and most songs are different versions because RIISTETYT played two shows at Puntala in 1983! On this LP the B-side is much better than on the original LP cause RIISTETYT play here much tighter, especially Piise's basslines are incredible! Probably they have been already too drunk and wasted the other day! The sound-quality is also good! This is another Finnish HC-classic from 80ies! (Radiation/Hohne Records #161)
KANSAN UUTISET - Suomi Orgasmin Partaalla LPx2
One of Finland's greatest HC-sensations from 80ies! Repress of their one and only LP from 1983 plus their unreleased demos as one-sided 12"! They were the first band on the legendary and iconic "Hardcore '83" compilation on Propaganda and gained and deserved a cult status that goes on still today. Totally outraging ultra-fast HC that takes you to a direct orgasm! (Radiation/Hohne Records #103)
CHELSEA - Faster Cheaper & Beter Looking LPx2
"Faster, Cheaper and Better Looking" is the eighth studio album by punk rock legends CHELSEA, originally released in 2005. It was their long awaited new release since their reunion in 1999. The punk community is extremely fortunate to have bands like the Buzzcocks, the Stooges, and Chelsea releasing quality studio albums 30 years after they helped break the punk scene and ignite an explosion. Faster Cheaper & Better Looking is a present day work of art from a band who helped define the art that would captivate generations of punk rockers that is as relevant today as it was in 1977. (Radiation/Let The Eat Vinyl Records #501)
CHELSEA - The Alternative LPx2
Alternative Hits is the second album released by British punk rock legends Chelsea. Since many of the album's tracks had been previously released as singles, "Alternative Hits" is sometimes regarded as a compilation album. "Alternative hits" is a complete album in every sense. Pure punk melody and power shines throughout. (Radiation/Let The Eat Vinyl Records #410)
CHELSEA - Alternative Hits LP
Classic compilation of rare tracks for these UK pioneers. 180gr UK import. On vinyl, here's a reissue of the eighth studio album from British punk pioneers Chelsea. It was originally issued in 1993. (Radiation/Let The Eat Vinyl Records #398)
ICONS OF FILTH - The Mortarhate Projects LP
Icons of Filth were an influential Welsh anarcho-punk band that disbanded in 2004, after the unexpected death of its lead singer Andrew Sewell, known as Stiggy Smeg. UK political peace punk institution. RIYL: Conflict, Crass, DIRT. (Radiation/Let The Eat Vinyl Records #197)
TOY DOLLS - Twenty Two Tunes Live From Tokyo LPx2
This release does exactly what it says on the tin! "Twenty two tunes live from Tokyo" was recorded by punk legends TOY DOLLS at Club Quattro in Tokyo on the 27th of December 1989 - all their hits! (Radiation/Let The Eat Vinyl Records #511)
TOY DOLLS - On Stage In Stuttgart LPx2
"On Stage in Stuttgart" is a live album by the English Punk rock band Toy Dolls, recorded during their two concerts in 1999 in Stuttgart and Frankfurt, Germany. The setlist features all the classics, in excellent versions, along with familiar album tracks and a few well-executed covers. Just what a live album should contain! (Radiation/Let The Eat Vinyl Records #516)
CONFLICT - There's No Power Without Control LPx2
"There's No Power Without Control" is the definitive singles collection by anarcho punk veterans CONFLICT, originally released in 2003. London's Conflict is one of the most influential and highly regarded anarcho-punk bands in history (Radiation/Let The Eat Vinyl Records #324)
OPERATION IVY - Bring Me Back Up: Live 1988 FM Broadcast LP
'Live from KSPC Radio, Pomona, CA. March 17th, 1988 - FM Broadcast'. Operation Ivy's contribution to the history of US punk rock has never been in doubt. Not only did the band invent and define the entire ska-punk subgenre, but the line-up also featured Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman, i.e. half of the members of one of the most successful punk bands ever: Rancid. This 14-track scorcher presents a killer set originally broadcast by KSPC radio in Pomona, CA, March 1988. Expect 'Junkies Running Dry', 'The Crowd' and more of the group's uncountable hits played live and raw! Skank to the beat! (Radiation/Radio X Records #1988)
GREEN DAY - Live in Chicago, November 10th 1994 LP
Thirteen live Green Day tracks recorded live in Chicago on November 10th, 1994. Euro issue for a live broadcast - Green Day at their peak. Great quality. (Radiation/Radio Loop Loop #1)
MIDDLE CLASS FANTASIES - Tradition 7"
The MIDDLE CALSS FANTASIES where a german punk band from Frankfurt/M area and existed between 1979 and 1982. Along with Hamburg's original SLIME and BUTTOCKS probably the most radical and cynical of the DEUTSCH PUNK genre and probably along the most important bands of this era. Their style was pretty unique, simple but pumping mid tempo punk rock with some very delicate, radical provoking and cynical lyrics.Their track "Helden", originally on AGR's "Soundtracks zum Untergang" compilation, got blacklisted due it's radical political provocative content. This is a reissue of their one and only released 7" titled "Helden". Originally released by "Aggressive Rockproduktionen" in 1981 and available for the first time since. M.C.F. released two more songs on the "Soundtracks zum Untergang 1" (Helden and Publikum) compilation and broke up in 1982. The band briefly reformed as "KILLERPRALINEN" for another 7" and disbanded straight away. This is some classic german punk rock history! (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #84)
BLOOD - False Gestures for A Devious Public LP
Reissue of the debut album of this classic UK Punk/Oi band originally released in late 1983. It merges the best elements of punk rock and shock rock and propelles itself into the world as a 11 track Rock'n'Roll insurrection. Plus 2 bonus tracks including the brilliant 'Stark Raving Normal'. (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #28)
VIOLATORS - The No Future Years LP
Collection of everything recorded by the Violators. Side one is everything essential by the band while the B side collects the rest of the bands recordings. (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #62)
ANTHRAX - They've Got It All Wrong 7"
An anarcho punk EP from 1983, recorded by a rather obscure English band, gets reissued on wax! You get four tracks. (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #85)
VICE SQUAD - Resurrection 7"
A reissue of a 1981 EP from the popular, female fronted British punk band. The tracks are 'Resurrection', 'Young Blood' and 'Humane'. (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #57)
BLITZ - All Out Attack 7"
Massively influential UK outfit Blitz dropped this four-song beast of a debut in 1981, the first release on definitive UK82 label No Future. Sales quickly out-paced demand and the record went on to shift over 25000 copies. Nonetheless, it's been unavailable in its intended format ever since, and with eBay prices steadily creeping higher, this seemed as good a time as any to reissue it properly. A relentlessly tough slab of raw hardcore punk that sits a lot closer to the likes of Negative Approach and early Agnostic Front than to most of its UK contemporaries, this was a huge favourite of mine as a teenager and I'm truly stoked to be reissuing it-- high-quality pressing in six-panel gatefold sleeve! (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #43)
DAILY TERROR - Aufrecht LP
Great re-issue of this classic german punk album originally released back in 1984 by Aggressive Rockproduktionen. (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #49)
DAILY TERROR - Schumtzige Zeiten LP
Repress this German punk classic from 1982 with the hits "Abc alarm", "death squad" & "Small beers". Daily Terror in their early years, they were simply the big bands of the German punk and "Dirty Times" is definitely one of their best albums! (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #48)
THE OPPRESSED - Oi!Oi! Music! LP
Hailing from Cardiff, The Oppressed helped spearhead the second wave of Oi! and this, their debut LP, was released on their own label in 1984. The 8 bonus cuts include the ''Work Together'' and ''Victims'' single plus the legendary ''Never Say Die'' EP whilst the eight page booklet includes lyrics to the original LP and liner notes by vocalist Roddy Moreno. (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #21)
ANGELIC UPSTARTS - Bombed Out LP
The comback-album from 1991 as reissue in the originalartwork! Powerfull steetpunk-anthems with catchy melodies! Reissue of 1991 album, originally released on the dutch Roadracer label. (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #70)
FITS - You're Nothing, You're Nowhere LP
Official reissue of this album originally released 1982 on Rondelet Music & Records. Inserts original inner sleeve with lyrics & credits. (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #67)
EJECTED - Spirit of Rebellion LP
Republication of the second album from the Ejected, which was original released in 1984! Straightforward UK-punk at its best! (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #81)
BAD MANNERS - Return of the Ugly LP
BLACK BUTCHER records re-release of this classic 1989 comeback album from British 2-TONE ska band who is lead by BUSTER BLOODVESSSEL. Nine tracks that would become new classics "SKAVILLE UK", "SALLY BROWN", "BONANZA SKA", "THIS IS SKA", "SINCE YOU'VE GONE AWAY", "HEY LITTLE GIRL" and more. (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #18)
SAMPLES - Dead Hero 7"
A legendary one on the 'No Future' label saga, originally out in 1982 - pure UK OI! anthemic and aggressive. Blitz sounding street punk original. (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #79)
DEMOB - No Room For You 7"
Official reissue of yet another UK punk classic. Originally released in 1981 on the UK indie label Round Ear Rec. (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #82)
DEMOB - Anti Police 7"
Classic 2 song 7" from these Gloucester Punks originally released in 1981.
(Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #78)
CARPETTES - s/t 7"
Re-issue of 1977 debut EP by UK punk band. (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #80)
PETER & THE TEST TUBE BABIES - Run Like Hell 7"
Reissue of the second EP of these UK punk legends. 2 songs from 1982.
A reissue of this 1982 single by the well known UK Oi! band, featuring the tracks 'Run Like Hell' and 'Up Yer Bum'. (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #55)
PETER & THE TEST TUBE BABIES - Banned from the Pubs 7"
Absolutely classic 3-song-EP of these british From 77 to 82-drunk-punx including the bands biggest hits "Banned from the pubs" and "Moped lads". (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #54)
NIPS - Happy Song 7"
Produced by The Jam's Paul Weller for Polydor, but originally released on Test Pressing Records in 1981, this single features a.o. a young Shane McGowan (yes, of Pogues-fame) and female bassist Shanne Bradley. (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #46)
NEON - Rituals LP
Repress! After having released a string five of 12-inches and a 7-inch, this Italian synth-pop band finally released its first LP 'Rituals' in 1985 through the KinderGarten label. The music is obsessively rhythmic, like a pagan ritual, with the vagueness and asperity of primordial rock and roll and an inkling of late '70s/early '80s electronica. (Radiation/Spittle Records #15)
V/A - Body Section LP comilation
Originally released in 1983 (Electric Eye) just as the "new Italian rock" movement was beginning to gain momentum, this compilation reflects the impact of a 'post-Joy Division' British new wave on the genre. Divided into two sections, the softer "blue section" and the more electric "red section", this compilation presents some of the most eclectic groups of the period (DIE FORM, RINF), as well as more sophisticated bands like FRIGIDAIRE TANGO and JEUNESSE D'IVOIRE. It also marked the baptism of two bands (LITFIBA and DIAFRAMMA) that would become synonymous with 'the future of Italian rock' for the next ten years. Now digitally remastered and available for the first time on CD in "miniature LP" format, and featuring an 8-page booklet containing reviews from the period. Another collector's item. Track listing: 1.MODO - Eyes In The Mirror 2. MONUMENTS - Wonderful Woman 3. JEUNESSE D'IVOIRE - A Gift Of Tears 4. FRIGIDAIRE TANGO - Vanity Fair 5. KIRLIAN CAMERA - Dreamtime Comes 6. LITFIBA - Transea 7. DIAFRAMMA - Specchi D'Acqua 8. VOX REI - Fear 9. DIE FORM - Dopo Heidegger 10. RINF - Danke Mamy. (Radiation Records/Spittle Records #8)
V/A - Samples Only LP compilation
This Italian masterpiece is a sought after compilation of the early '80s, highlighting all the potential of the country's north-eastern post-punk scene. It all happened back in the day near Venice, the beautiful lagoon city. A young generation of musicians was fascinated with the whole new wave phenomena. They absorbed the sounds of modern rock, beat, electronic music, punk and even white funk (did anyone say A Certain Ratio?), all together, as a stream of consciousness. This version of 'Samples Only' includes two tracks from the group Art Dčco, which are exclusive to this reissue. (Radiation Records/Spittle Records #44)
RATS - C'est Disco... LP (with CD)
One of the most sought after record of the Italian PUNK wave, 'C'est Disco' was the first proper release of the band Rats, coming all the way from the Pianura Padana. The band was managed by famous Italian showman and anchorman Red Ronnie, a key figure in the early eighties post-punk and avant-garde movement. This record shows a rare craftsmanship for a band mostly informed by the revolutionary British punk movement and the more outrageous synth-wave. Originally released in 1981 on Nice Label/Italian Records label in a small run, the record suffered from very small distribution. In any case - thanks to the help of the influential DJ/producer John Peel with his show on the BBC - the record quickly sold out in foreign markets such as the UK, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This amazing reissue on Spittle has a bonus track on the enclosed CD version, 'Tattoo', which originally appeared on the compilation Nice Tracks (Nice/Italian 1983). (Radiation/Spittle Records #40)
PROTEX - Tightrope LP
Formed in Belfast in 1978, Protex were early pioneers of the Belfast Punk Movement. Signed to the now legendary Good Vibrations label, their debut release received great reviews and enjoyed widespread airplay on BBC Radio 1. They quickly came to the attention of Rough Trade Records, who released Don't Ring Me Up to wide acclaim. This in turn led to the band signing for Polydor Records, who released the singles I Can't Cope, followed by I Can Only Dream. The 1980s saw the band take to the road with the Boomtown Rats as well as embark on two extensive tours of their own throughout the US and Canada. An album was recorded with legendary producer Chas Chandler, who'd worked with, among others, Hendrix, The Animals and Slade. However, the band weren't happy with the result and after a final release, A Place in Your Heart, the band and label parted ways, Protex splitting soon after. We, that is Bachelor Records, are VERY proud to have them on board with this full length release of brand new songs recorded in 2017, fans worldwide are waiting for this for quite some time - now its ready to be unleashed! (Radiation/Bachelor Records #92)
MIDNITE SNAXX - Let Me Do What I Want 7"
We are so happy to have this one on Bachelor! Its the latest single of San Francisco punkrock outfilt MIDNITE SNAXX! What started in 2010 with RAW DELUXE single "Like Lightning" as three piece is now a half women half men combo! They sure got some history, here's the namedropping.... LOUDMOUTHS, BITCHSCHOOL, LOLI & THE CHONES, BARBARY COASTERS, THE OGRES, BAD DADDIES, ...The two songs on this classic big center whole single are just like we like it here at Bachelor Records HQ, simple, catchy and with a punkrock edge! Limited to 500 copies, housed in a risoprint sleeve, handcrafted bit mark, and a black inner sleeve... made with L-U-V. (Radiation/Bachelor Records #102)
CONTROL FREAKS - Don't Mess With Jessica 7"
'Don't Mess With Jessica' has a great chorus, and fantastic male/female vocal parts! The flipside has a The Rousers cover: 'Rock 'N Roll Or Run'! Featuring Greg Lowery (Rip Off Records, Rip Offs, Infections, Supercharger, Zodiac Killers). (Radiation/Bachelor Records #96)
CONTROL FREAKS - I Am Crime 7"
The title song has been composed by Greg Lowery himself, the flipside was done by the new bass player Sherilynn Nelson. Both are sound and songwriting-wise pointing into the lower-fi/budget rock direction, but in contrary to your beloved Supercharger-esque recording quality you can turn the volume to 11 here without blasting your ears/speakers. Yes, recording technology has been improved over the years. Nuff said. (Radiation/Bachelor Records #106)
CONTROL FREAKS - No Action 7"
three EU import singles for the new Greg lowery band, the man resposible for the Rip Offs, the Infections, Zodiac Killers and who knows what else strikes back with these Control Freaks and it's 1995 again. Lo-fi punk rock at its best. Hard to find Austrian imports on the bachelor label. With the mid tempo scorcher 'No Action', you find yourself set back to the '90s after a few seconds. Sloppy (in a VERY good way) and trashy garage punk with a simple chorus. Side B continues with the Control Freaks version of the most famous Protex song 'I Can Only Dream'. This is a no brainer! Featuring Greg Lowery (Rip Off Records, Rip Offs, Infections, Supercharger, Zodiac Killers). (Radiation/Bachelor Records #95)
COCK SPARRER - Did You Have A Nice Life Without Me? 7"
Few copies of their French single on Dirty Punk, from a few years back. Out of print now! (Radiation/Dirty Punk Records #26)
The RUTS - The Peel Session Album LP
On Strange Fruit, European reissue for the 1980 Peel Session from reggae/punk legends the RUTS. (Radiation/Strange Fruit Records #109)
INTERTERROR - Lilli Marleen 7"
Spanish classic KBD single. Hard to find reissue. (Radiation/Radikal 1977 Records #8)
SELECTOR - Daylight LP
their last studio album. One hit after the other, 2 tone ska for all the skinheads out there. (Radiation/DMF Records #118)
BREAK OUT/INTENSIFIED CHAOS - split LP
Formed in 1980, Intensified Chaos (changing their name to Breakout in 1983) were a D.I.Y. 80s UK Punk Band from the West Country. With one boot on Oi! and the other on the raw Uk82 sounds from the era, the band survived a myriad of line-up changes (including one in the vocalist slot in 1983) and recorded a bunch of urgent, powerful and incendiary demos that only a few lucky ones could enjoy until now. This lp presents a thorough overview of their surviving recorded demos from 1982 to 1984, 14 tracks of pure pissed off, rough Punk to finally make justice to this unfairly obscure bunch. Only one of their recorded songs("Waste Away" by Breakout, featured on the hard to find Punk compilation album "Wet Dreams" in 1984) was ever published on a record, so this is the very first time this songs are available on vinyl. Raw, uncompromising working class punk for the Thatcher era, up the Punks! (Radiation/Beat Generation Records #70)
PERFORMING FERRET BAND - s/t LP
Hailing from Maidstone (Kent), Performing Ferret Band got together in 1978 and with their amateur take on music they wrote a small but great chapter of the emergence born out of punk, when the proliferation of small labels and self/releases invaded the record shops and created a scene which developed one of the golden and most creative periods of music despite the participants' technical limitations. Later based in Manchester and inspired by comedians such as Monty Python and musicians like Captain Beefheart, The Velvet Underground or The Fall, the Ferrets developed a personal style very close to Television Personalities, Swell Maps or The Desperate Bicycles, all bands of questionable virtuosity. That didn't stop the Ferrets from releasing two cassettes, a 7" and an LP during their short life until 1982. Their only LP, originally released in 1981 on the band's own Pig Production label as a 300/copies pressing, is reissued now in a limited edition. It's a compendium of absurdity, genius, humor and that naive spirit which makes humanity more believable. A co/release between Alehop! and Beat Generation of only 500 copies featuring an insert with the band's story, photos and memorabilia. (Radiation/Beat Generation Records #66)
NIGHTERS - Drop Down Dead 7"
italian punk/HC long awaited reissue. Exactly as the original, fully licensed on the NO PLAN label. Pure italian HC from the glory days. (Radiation/New Rose Records #1)
IMPALER - Live 7th Street Entry Minneapolis September 25th 1984 cassette tape
very limited tape for all true metal and tape collectors. Released in Italy on the AUA label in a crazy limited edition! (Radiation/Los Cassetos #318)
AMERICAN WAR MACHINE - Unholy War LP (Color Vinyl)
Hailing from Boston, MA, and featuring members of Slapshot, Agnostic Front, Blood For Blood, and Intent To Injure, hardcore powerhouse American War Machine delivers their debut album "Unholy War." Picking up where they left off with their "Prey Drive" EP, American War Machine continues to dish out uncompromising, motor-charged, no-frills hardcore punk. These 12 tracks were recorded at The Colosseum in New Bedford, MA, with Trevor Vaughan (The Rival Mob, Have Heart). LP includes digital download. (Revelation Records #259)
MORE PAIN - s/t 7" flexi disc
More Pain is thrash turned rotten, riding a vile wave of scum all the way in from sea. Hints of Head Wound City creep their way into the chaos, as two long-time comrades, Nick Zinner (also of Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Justin Pearson (Dead Cross, The Locust, Retox), create a scathing score meant for surfing witches and black magick in the sand. A powder keg equal parts blast beat, feedback, and vocals meant to annihilate all in its path, the fuse is short, the tracks are shorter. (31G Records #102)
SKULLCRACK - Turn To Dust LP (Color Vinyl)
Skullcrack is a high-energy hardcore punk/crossover thrash band from Southern California. Skullcrack quickly made themselves known by self-releasing two EPs on their own imprint, Adios Motherfucker Records. "Turn To Dust," their debut full-length album, is guaranteed to be their densest, angriest onslaught thus far. Limited edition of 500 copies. (Indecision Records #118)
Descriptions for 3/30/19
NOOTHGRUSH - Erode The Person LPx2
A collection of first & early rare, unreleased, out of stock, hard to find recordings from US' misanthropic doomed Sludge pioneers. Includes new artwork. Contains two unreleased songs (for the first time on vinyl) plus the re-mastered tracks from the following recordings: split 5" with Suppression, split 7" with Carol Ann, split 7" with Wellington, "Erode the Person 1999 tour" CD, split LP/CD with Corrupted, split 7" with Gasp. Limited to 400 copies worldwide. (Throne Records #83)
NOOTHGRUSH - Failing Early, Failing Often LPx2
A collection of first & early rare, unreleased, out of stock, hard to find recordings from US' misanthropic doomed Sludge pioneers. Includes new artwork. Contains re-mastered tracks from obscure compilations, plus the following recordings: split 7" with Agents Of Satan, split 7" with Black Army Jacket, "Embraced by the anti-self" 7", split 7" with Deadbodieseverywhere, "Kashyyyk" Demo, "8D8" Demo. Limited to 400 copies worldwide. (Throne Records #84)
CLOUD RAT/THE WORLD IS A VAMPIRE - split LP
New Orleans' The World is a Vampire delivers a serving of unsettled noisy goth punk. Add doses of 90's grunge and goth influence but create something truly nightmarish with it as they layer on bouts of vicious hardcore and moments of complete dementia. The sound is blown up as if played through mud, with huge distortion and the maniacal, shrieking, spectral howls of Bryan from Thou. This is a masterful melding of genres feat. KC from Thou/Treadles, Clayton of Heat Dust, Scott from Secret Passage, Michael from Silver Dodling, and Rachel of Bitchface. Absolutely fantastic ugly punk for these times. Their side closes with a fantastic cover of Mad World by Tears for Fears. Michigan's Cloud Rat absolutely stuns here with some of their best material. A gorgeous haunting piano and vocals track devolves into the swirling maelstrom that I love Cloud Rat so much for - blistering and dynamic grinding hardcore with Madison's pure venom on vocals. Their side finishes with some fitting foul noise, putting a cap on this hideous masterpiece. (IFB Recirds #124)
THE WORLD IS A VAMPIRE - Trenchsewer/Heartshorn LP
New Orleans' The World is a Vampire delivers a serving of unsettled noisy goth punk. Add doses of 90's grunge and goth influence but create something truly nightmarish with it as they layer on bouts of vicious hardcore and moments of complete dementia. The sound is blown up as if played through mud, with huge distortion and the maniacal, shrieking, spectral howls of Bryan from Thou. This is a masterful melding of genres feat. KC from Thou/Treadles, Clayton of Heat Dust, Scott from Secret Passage, Michael from Silver Dodling, and Rachel of Bitchface. Absolutely fantastic ugly punk for these times. (IFB Recirds #123)
THE WORLD IS A VAMPIRE/TORTURE GARDEN - split 7"
New Orleans' The World is a Vampire delivers a serving of unsettled noisy goth punk. Add doses of 90's grunge and goth influence but create something truly nightmarish with it as they layer on bouts of vicious hardcore and moments of complete dementia. The sound is blown up as if played through mud, with huge distortion and the maniacal, shrieking, spectral howls of Bryan from Thou. This is a masterful melding of genres feat. KC from Thou/Treadles, Clayton of Heat Dust, Scott from Secret Passage, Michael from Silver Dodling, and Rachel of Bitchface. Absolutely fantastic ugly punk for these times. Their side closes with a cover of Gone Sugaring by Mirah. From the swamps of New Orleans crawl Torture Garden with 3 tracks of ripping thrashing crust. Straight up charging riffs pummel away as Emily's vocals exude complete disgust, all with undercurrents of melody that keep it from sinking completely back into the ooze. Screenprinted covers and handmade purple paper inner sleeves round out the project. (IFB Recirds #105)
PEOPLE'S TEMPLE PROJECT/SLEEPER WAVE - split LP
Perfect split from 2 of the best emo bands going these days. PTP channels late 90's desperate sounding emo with gorgeous builds, soaring riffs and chaotic whirlwind intensity. Their side makes masterful use of long-form samples that sandwich the tracks with a brooding atmosphere. If you dig Funeral Diner, you'll eat this up. Sleeper Wave deliver 3 tracks of heavy math chaos combining classic style screamo with a bit of a Converge approach on the heavier parts, and just jazzing it all up. Tightly controlled wildness throughout. Jacket is screenprinted by hand with hand-stamped center labels as well. (IFB Recirds #125)
QUARANTINE - Regressive Thoughts LPx2/CD
Discography of this Glasgow based trio - our tribute to their emotional melancholic punk melodies. Contains their only LP and 7" and compilation tracks as well as their early demo. Includes a zine - format interview about band's related stories and their present activities, as well as the lyricsheet. Music and artwork rebuilt with passion. (Nikt Nic Nie Wie #190)
SMIERC - Godzina Pusta LP/CD
SMIERC means “death" in Polish - and this new band is from... Sweden. Their debut album is a powerful tribute to Polish punk (and beyond), sung in Polish. As far as I know it's the first such an effort in the world - just try to pronounce their name correctly! They describe their music as straight forward, yet melodic, d-beat orientated punk. Well, I find their interest in Polish bands you love... Post Regiment, Dezerter, Homomilitia are all “heard", but the effect is so original. Gaining previous experience in bands such as Idiot Ikon, Imperial Leather and Abductee S.D shows... (Nikt Nic Nie Wie #189)
MEINHOF - The Dying Light LP/CD
Recorded in 2017, this album (6th by the band!), shows slightly different face of the trio. Anthemic d-beat sound with powerful female vocals is supported by more metallic sound. Or maybe that's just me getting older? (Nikt Nic Nie Wie #188)
INKWIZYCJA - Stare Fotografie LP (remastered)
The first d.i.y. record ever released in Poland was an LP by a band from Krakow - INKWIZYCJA. They were one of the biggest bands in late 80's / early 90's when the d.i.y. scene was forming in Poland. They played close to 400 gigs at that time alone. 2002's "Stare fotografie" ("Old photos") marked band's return to more or less regular activity. Some time ago they decided to remaster the original material, rebuild the artwork - and the result is the LP we released in February 2018. The CD and cassette with original version of the recording (and artwork) are still available. (Nikt Nic Nie Wie #109)
(restock) POST REGIMENT - Czarz_y LP
Post Regiment's best album available once again. (Nikt Nic Niewie #132)
Descriptions for 3/23/19
ENDORPHINS LOST - Seclusions LP (Scene Support version)
The incendiary new LP from Seattle's Endorphins Lost features 14 tracks of relenting, grinding hardcore. This is in-your-face pissed power violence focused on the world we live in and the bleak memory we leave behind. This record is one fucked up ride to hell and back. For fans of CROSSED OUT, CAPITALIST CASUALTIES, and HATRED SURGE. The band is touring the East Coast in the spring, West Coast in the fall, Japan in the winter, and appearing at this years Maryland Death Fest, Eternal Warfare Fest, and Montreal Earslaughter. Scene Support version is on peppermint colored vinyl, comes with 2 stickers, and has an additional limited silkscreened J cover. (From The Head Of Zeus Records #1)
TERMINAL NATION/NECKBEARD DEATHCAMP - One Party System split 7" (Scene Support version)
TERMINAL NATION come rip, roaring, raging, clawing out of Little Rock with some of the angriest political hardcore tinged with hardcore ever heard. Two songs about gun violence and ICE that is a breath of fresh air as we read the news and feel like the country is getting out of control. NECKBEARD DEATHCAMP on the other side could not be more different but with the exact same civic rhetoric as the flip side but instead sound like they recorded their songs in a Transylvanian cave next to DARKTHRONE. This band dropped an amazing demo last year that got a ton of hype and this antifa black metal outfit from an undisclosed location is back with two songs that are not to be missed. As different as the sides are, I want to listen to them both on repeat until politics in the USA is restored to normal, until this record will be on full blast. Scene Support version comes with limited, additional double sided cover. (To Live A Lie Records #158)
VOID BRINGER - Cassette 2018 tape cassette (Scene Support version)
VOID BRINGER is a new, DIY power violence from Vermont, cultivated on raw maple syrup, rampant moose stampedes and the hatred of resurgent fascism. 9-songs of distilled anger, not unlike DESPISE YOU. Co-release between Get Stoked! and 625 Thrash. Limited to 100 copies. Scene Support version comes with a free copy of the BAY AREA THRASH III BALLISTC THRASH DETONATION- CD comp. (625 Productions #259/Get Stoked #30)
ORCHID - Chaos is Me LP 20th anniversary silver foil edition (Scene Support version)
In 1999 Ebullition released the Orchid - Chaos is Me LP. At the time Orchid was a fairly new and unheard of band. It was the 45th release on Ebullition, but over time it became the most popular band and record that Ebullition ever had the privilege of releasing. In honor of this, in 2019 Ebullition has decided to releases a special limited edition 20th anniversary version of this monumental LP. Colored vinyl and a special foil printed cover with all of the grey elements from the original cover replaced with the silver foil. Scene Support version is on brown vinyl and comes with limited poster insert and alternative lyric sheet. (Ebullition Records #45)
BRUTAL BLUES - BB LP (Scene Support version)
This is a brutal and raw blast of noise teasing with a full fledged grindcore attack. Blistering screaming vocals laid over an explosive brand of original shredding. BRUTAL BLUES seriously have a style all their own - this has to be heard to be believed. This is mind-numbing grindcore. The cover is printed on a metallic gold cover, the inner sleeve is individually hand-stamped. Scene Support version comes with a Give Praise coloring book. (Give Praise Records #142)
TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION - #USA4TFD LP (Scene Support version)
Give Praise Records is psyched to release "#USA4TFD", the new album on all formats from TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION! 14 nihilistic tracks of utter disbelief! Musical ritualizations of aggression! Catchy blasts of sound falling off the edge of the world into a chaotic abyss of unique and original grind! Jazz/noise chaos that thinks fast and speaks to the slow motion apocalypse we are all now living. Says Hoak: "We live in the future now, an instant forever. We gotta stay loud..." TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION!!! Scene Support version is on clear vinyl and comes with a Give Praise coloring book. (Give Praise Records #154)
WHISKER BISCUIT - Kill For Beer LP (Scene Support version)
WHISKER BISCUIT is here with a new full-length! Raw and pissed off - only like the Canadians can do! Female fronted punk/hc that teases the edge of grindcore. A take no apologies approach and in-your-face attitude leads these ragers through a beer soaked adventure! Scene Support version is on red marbled vinyl and comes with a Give Praise coloring book. (Give Praise Records #151)
NEEDFUL THINGS - Deception LP (Scene Support version)
NEEDFUL THINGS brings you their third full length in 23 years. 15 new grinding tracks with a tight sound! This is their third studio album of the grindcore veterans from Czech Republic. They started back in 1995 and 23 years later they come out with "Deception." 15 new songs that bring you heavy and tight grindcore. Recorded by Otin in Davos Studio and vocals at Walter Sobchack studio. Cover artwork made by the mighty Szym Siech. Scene Support version is on white vinyl and comes with a Give Praise coloring book. (Give Praise Records #155)
DOOMBRINGER - Walpurgis Fires CD
For over a decade, Poland's Doombringer has consistently produced a hybrid strain of extreme sound: the stalwart machinery of death metal adorned in the opaque cloth of black metal. With only two demos and a few EP tracks foreshadowing its debut album, the band's sparse discography is a testament to the meticulous curation of its body of work. Walpurgis Fires is a monumental work, the culmination of everything the band has done up to this point and an ominous vision of the darkness the band will continue to summon forth. (Nuclear War Now Records #432 CD)
(repressed!) TRAGEDY - 1st LP
Back in print! Tragedy came from the ashes of His Hero Is Gone and Deathreat and this first album shaped the sound of hardcore/punk from 2000 and on. This debut LP is a hardcore classic - as good, if not better, than anything that His Hero Is Gone or Deathreat ever released. The songs are exactly what you would expect, with the addition of some fantastic melodic elements. A truly great record finally available once again! Back in print with a spot of orange to mark the new pressing!. (Tragedy Records #1)
URANIUM CLUB - The Cosmo Cleaners: The Higher Calling Of Business Provacateurs LP
You're being urgently, naughtily rushed up the tallest, steepest stairs you've ever climbed. Smile cautiously as the Uranium Club welcomes you into their stinky apartment. You've been here before, right? Oh, that must have been some one else. Do you have a brother or sister? One of the members mumbles some deceptively eloquent bullshit as he hands you a drink. His lips are dark red and chapped; he looks really bad. But the drink is wet, and those stairs had been tall. Sit down, lean back, sip it. There's salt in it, some pulp, some pebbles. It rolls around your tongue, hides between your teeth, a perfectly TV-worthy combination of pleasure and mischief. Swallow it. But spit it out... Spit it out now! It's supposed to go into your ears! How crazy is that? Such a sensation of taste, transmogrified for the realm of sound? Is it Sprite, or is it... music? Careful, engaging, and dare-I-say theatrical vocals over hyper bass-and-drums while other boingy-boingy instruments puke all over it, all over the whole show. That's called synesthesia. Gentle lectures, dangerous storytime, eerie fast-and-slow nightmare riffs, and a taut, bound-and-gagged rhythm section. Boingily-boingily, that's phantasmagoria. That's the Uranium Club's latest album, "The Cosmo Cleaners." So swish around some mouthwash and plug in your AirPods, kid, it's time to drop that needle! (Fashionable Idiots Records #58)
THE PATHOGENS - We're Catchy LP
"We're Catchy", the debut LP from East Bay punk supergroup THE PATHOGENS, explodes out of your speakers at top intensity for 14 unforgettable tunes, all on limited blazing blue vinyl! Hailing from bands including ECONOCHRIST, FRACAS, UNDEAD BOYS, ZBS, DIVVYS, STRYCHNINE, the band blasts catchy-yet-tough melodies that complement the cutting, clever lyrics of Cinder Block (TILT, RETCHING RED) and Jesse Luscious (BLATZ, CRIMINALS). Additional lyrics come from Miski Dee (CITY MOUSE), Matt Freeman (OP IVY, RANCID) and AMY WINEHOUSE (no, really!). From politics ("Make America Hate Again" "Never Say Die") to relationships ("Johnny Hit & Run Jenny" "High & Dry") to addiction ("Polk & Hemlock") to law enforcement ("Instant Verdict") to fun odes to being punk/weird/odd ("Rattle the Cage" "Freaks on the Street"), there's a song for everyone on "We're Catchy"! Strap in and take your meds, because these songs will infect you, proving to yourself once and for all that you ARE a fungi or fungurl! (Zafio Records #13)
HORROR VACUI - New Wave Of Fear LP
Three years after their second album "Return Of The Empire," the Italian vampire punx combo returns with their new full length "New Wave of Fear." The tunes got darker and less punk than their previous releases but, all in all, the formula hasn't changed too much, and, hell yeah, this is a concept album about life and death. (Sabotage Records #118)
SVART KATT - Nar Allt Ar Over LP
The Swedish pop punk band Svart katt has rapidly grown to one of the most exciting new Swedish punk band with a steady growing following. File in the line of Radioactivity and Ramones, as Johnny Ramone said "short songs for people who don't have a lot of spare time". With their infectious pop melodies turned into melancholy punk and new wave tracks they have charmed the Swedish scene. The songs are short and intense and put into acid until all that is left is feelings. All since the start, they band has toured a lot in Sweden and Germany and shared stages with the likes of Hurula, Death Valley Girls, Nowhere, Urochromes, Burning Kitchen, Rotten Mind, Twin Pigs, Cheena, etc. (Sabotage Records #105)
BASTARD NOISE - No Human Mercy 7"
With the expanded line-up of Saira Huff (ex-DETESTATION/QUESTION), Anthony Saunders and founding member Wood, BASTARD NOISE bring you their brand new and easily their best recording in over 10 years : "NO HUMAN MERCY" Four scathing, nitroglycerin fueled "INSECT WAR ELECTRONICS" and dual vocal assault compositions carefully recorded, mixed and produced by Michael Rozon describing the socially haunting irreversible shit mechanism that IS "inhumanity." A new level in extreme experimental sound warfare. Features some of the best Morbid Mark cover art in his long history as an underground artist extraordinaire. A MUST HAVE release! Split Label with Jerk Off Records and Ratgirl Records. Limited to 500 copies. 500 on Opaque Pink Vinyl. (Jerk Off Records #91)
PREENING - Gang Laughter LP
Oakland three-piece Preening is Max Nordile (saxophone, vocals), Alejandra Alcala (bass), and Sam Lefebvre (drums). Gang Laughter, mostly recorded in the summer of 2018 by HL Nelly at Santo in West Oakland, is Preening's first full-length. The album follows three 7"s on labels Ever/Never, Fine Concepts, and Digital Regress, and at least three self-released cassette tapes since 2017. Jackets screen-printed in Oakland by Fine Concepts. (Digital Regress Records #27)
TOYOTA - s/t LP
The market development team at Discontinuous Innovation Inc. have pre-approved the following vinyl disc for market testing across consumer audiences. 13 tracks played at a feverish pace for maximum efficiency. Since adding Toyota Avalon on synth, Toyota's sound has (d)evolved further to hit all the hot industry selling points, exotica, lounge, pop, devo-worship, accidental Primus nods? A record certain to sell for top collector dollars $$$$$$. Jackets hand stamped for maximum fucking profitability. (Digital Regress Records #26)
BAUS - Songs To Snake To LP
We are thrilled to be releasing the latest effort from Oakland's very own BAUS. Their first release in a few years, Songs To Snake To pushes the group forward in their trajectory of perfecting off-kilter no-wave / post-punk completely free of pretension. Recommended for fans of Mars, Kleenex, and The Slits. Limited pressing of 300 copies. (Digital Regress Records #24)
R. CLOWN - The Big Break 7"
This trio of rodeo clowns has finally hit the big time with this debut slab of wax. Arby, Tarny, and Wrangle, having grown up in a traveling rodeo under the supervision of their guardian, Dr. Robert C. Lown, have been perfecting their craft of synth-punk, hoe-down stomping in front of small rural crowds across the states. The boys have since relocated to tinsel town to try to make it big in front of the entertainment elites. Recommended for fans of Nervous Gender, The Screamers, Clowns, and Rodeos. Limited edition vinyl on coke bottle clear as well a limited run on colored vinyl with a VHS movie showing all of the boys trials and tribulations of trying to make it to the big time. (Digital Regress Records #25)
URBAN STYLES: Graffiti In New York by Freddy Alva book & 7" flexi
"Urban Styles: Graffiti In New York Hardcore" is a subterranean adventure back to a time when subcultures and underground movements blended seamlessly and went largely unnoticed by the mainstream world. "Urban Styles" deftly straddles the seemingly incongruent worlds of graffiti culture and the hardcore punk scene of the 1980s to tell the story of a unique moment in time when crossover between the two outlaw cultures was a common, if not heralded, occurrence. A number of illuminating stories and examinations of culture are told by NYHC veterans like Chaka Malik, Mackie Jayson, Lord Ezec, Sacha Jenkins and a host of others who populated the NYHC scene of the 1980s and '90s. Crews and members are represented as well, along with the first writers who played in bands. There is a plethora of exclusive images, most never seen before and some done specifically for the book. It is a history culled from record and demo tape covers, flyers, t-shirts and paintings that celebrates the union of these two uniquely New York street cultures and shines a spotlight on two artistic movements that have gone on to have world-wide influence on today's mainstream culture. This deluxe expanded edition includes an exclusive interview with graffiti legend REVS featuring never-before-seen photos, extra pieces to the Black Book section, added an extra 40 pages from the first edition (Radio Raheem Records #RADIO-URBSTY01)
CHANNEL 3 - The Bellwether LP (Record Store Day Release)
So-Cal punk legends Channel 3 return to vinyl with this homage to their Posh Boy punk past, the classic 5 song 12 inch EP spun at 45 RPM. This in not one of those cheap ass one sided deals, this is the legit homage, 3 songs on one side and 2 on the other and mastered hot for the loud sound that only a 12 inch 45 can bring. Its punk, its rock, its pop and it rips, brand new recordings including a cover of the Plimsouls "How Long Will It Take? and a small hit punk-strumental track Mendiolas 1983. Includes liners from the Hemingway of punk, Mike Magrann. Limited to 550 copies total, this is not some re-hashed RSD nonsense and foolishness, this is the real deal. New songs, new sounds and artwork that is not purple for a change. A true collectors piece and mandatory for fans of the OC/SOCAL punk scene and spirit. FFO: PoshBoy Records. So-Cal punk, Classic Punk, Agent Orange, TSOL, Stiff Little Fingers. (Hostage Records #72)
(restock) SCARECROW - Deo Optimo Maximo LP
With this release of "Deo Optimo Maximo," Nuclear War Now! once again breathes new life into a cult relic from the trove of ancient Eastern European Black Metal in the form of a collection that includes Scarecrow's 1989 demo of the same title in its entirety, as well as three instrumental rehearsal tracks that were recorded for the second demo in 1990. These recordings provide further evidence that the most provocative styles are often those that are created in and become emblematic of a unique geographical and period-specific context. Limited edition of 250 copies with black vinyl LP, jacket, insert, patch and sticker. (Nuclear War Now Records #351)
CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE - First LP (Color Vinyl)
Back in print after a 2013 reissue on Magic Bullet Records (and 26 years after the original pressing on Freewill Records), Dark Operative is honored to offer Christie Front Drive's debut album, available once again on vinyl format. The album features all six of the original songs which were completely remastered in 2013 by Josh Bonati for maximum fidelity. For fans of Jimmy Eat World, Mineral, The Promise Ring, and American Football. This is the grey vinyl version. (Dark Operative Records #4)
KOOL KEITH - Blast 7" (Color Vinyl)
Under many, many monikers over the years including Dr. Octagon, Dr. Dooom, and Black Elvis, legendary Bronx, NY-based Jupiter-born rapper Kool Keith is still spitting his eccentric thoughts decades into his career with as much flow as ever. Well-known for his lyrics focused on absurd metaphors and surreal similes, Keith's oddness certainly aligns with continued collaborators Junkadelic Music as well as hip hop-punk amalgam Planet B, comprised of punk vocalist Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox, Dead Cross) and double MPC-wielding Luke Henshaw (Sonido De La Frontera). After Keith's initial guest vocals on Planet B track "Crustfund," the duo has once again collaborated with the notorious rapper to create a blistering remix of his new track "Blast." 7" includes digital download. (31G Records #99)
Descriptions for 3/16/19
MAU MAUS - Society's Rejects LP
21 track singles round up from one of the UK`s first wave of Hardcore Punk bands, the Mau Maus. They were formed in Sheffield and in the early 80`s they released a string of hard hitting EP`s on the Pax and Rebellion labels. Including Society's Rejects, No Concern, Facts Of War and Tear Down The Walls, all of which hit the UK Indie Top 10. This set includes all the tracks from those four singles plus Give Us a Future from the Punk Dead - Nah Mate, The Smell Is Jus Summink In Yer Underpants Innit Compilation on Pax. Each track is a prime example of fury delivered with intensity and passion. The LP comes with a A4 Booklet of lyrics, reviews and archive. (La Vida Es Un Mus/Sealed Records #3)
HARD SKIN - We're the Fucking Mustard Live in Dijon 1983 LP
Hard Skin are amazing whether it's in the studio, on the street, in the bedroom or live in concert. They are the fucking bees knees. This set recorded in a dirty squat in Dijon in France in 1983 features 17 anthems played in front of a crustie and a dog. You can feel the energy and power of these three South london skinheads - it's the full meat and only the strong can handle it. (La Vida Es Un Mus/JT Classics #13)
FATAMORGANA - Terra Alta LP
Formed in Barcelona in the summer of 2017, Fatamorgana sprang to life from the hearts and minds of Patrycja Anna Proniewska and Louis Harding. What began as a bedroom project of sorts (monophonic synthesisers, 4-track cassette recordings) the project soon blossomed into a functional live unit. Following a self-released cassette single at the start of the year, the pair spent the latter part of 2018 touring continental Europe and the west coast of North America. Recorded at Holyrook Estudio in Barcelona, Terra Alta is the group's first full-length effort. The verse-chorus songwriting, the raw set-up of 2-synths-and-a-beat, and the primal rhythms nod to the duo's background in punk. But Terra Alta has a pensive and mesmeric quality, provided in part by an outstanding production job (Studio AS One, Warsaw), but also by lyrics concerning themselves with themes of love, time travel, reflections on the future, the power of imagination and the mysteries of the natural world. If pressed for musical references the band could be pin-pointed somewhere between early DEPECHE MODE, YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS, THE HUMAN LEAGUE and a rounder around the edges BORGHESIA. Dreamlike synthesisers and echoed voices circle around danceable rhythms, inviting you to simultaneously contemplate and move your body. Allow yourself to be teleported from the majesty of Nature, to the glow of the discotheque. (La Vida Es Un Mus #188)
POLO PEPO - San Felipe es Punk 7"
"San Felipe Es Punk" is an anomaly in the history of punk. Overlooked at the time it was released by the international scene, this object contains the essence of Mexican underground rock in a couple of songs. We are not talking the fast, urgent and political hardcore punk most people think of when Mexico pops up in a conversation. This is different, this is what people with no relation to worldwide tape trading or specialized zines thought was punk. Polo Pepo came from the 60s hippie movement, survived the government repression of the youth during the 70's and 80s, and finally found in punk the true spirit of rock and roll. Embracing punk, he developed a unique sound with all the limitations an inhabitant of a third world country had. The songs don't talk about imminent nuclear war or Reaganomics. Instead "San Felipe Es Punk" is an ode to a poor neighbourhood in North DF where a strong music scene flourished alongside gang violence, alcoholism and drug addiction. Self-released in 1988 by Polo Pepo and Merced Belén Valdéz, co-author of the lyrics, the record became legendary among the collector and music-freak circles. And now finally sees the light again as a licensed reissue by Polo Pepo himself thanks to La Vida Es Un Mus. The record comes with an 8-page booklet, a recent interview with Polo Pepo and two archive pictures of the man himself. (La Vida Es Un Mus #186)
AMERICAN NIGHTMARE (GIVE UP THE GHOST) - WE'RE DOWN TIL WE'RE
UNDERGROUND cassette tape
Give Up The Ghost has shaped a sound and aesthetic that's identifiable and contextual. Instead of adhering to the tight confines of punk and hardcore, Give Up The Ghost let their diverse musical tastes permeate their songs. Give Up The Ghost will continue to redefine and challenge the entire scene when they release "We're Down Til We're Underground," the most anticipated album of the year in the hardcore scene. Now available on cassette. (Equal Vision Records #83 TP)
BEACH SLANG - Mpls 7" (Color Vinyl)
Philadelphia, PA's Beach Slang returns with a two-song covers single produced by Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls entitled "MPLS." Since 2014, Beach Slang's brand of punk-tinged rock 'n' roll has catapulted them into being one of the most recognizable and exciting names in underground music today. With a string of albums on beloved indie institution Polyvinyl, and even more EPs under their belt, Beach Slang is ready to unleash "MPLS" via Bridge Nine's new imprint label dubbed Quiet Panic, founded by Ryan Hoffman of Chain Of Strength. 7" includes digital download. (Quiet Panic Records #1)
Descriptions for 3/9/19
MAXIMUM ROCK'N'ROLL #431 (April 2019)
MRR #431, the April 2019 issue is here, featuring actual predictions, ghosts, hoaxes, scandals, thievery, and revelations! ALSO: Portland's LEBENDEN TOTEN, San Francisco's First and Only Rock 'n' Roll Movie: CRIME 1978, TERRY from Melbourne, Australia, YDINASEETON POHJOLA from Finland, Brazil's COMPLETERS, WEEDRAT from the Navajo Nation, Australia's UBIK, Chicago's Not Normal label, CHILD'S POSE from London, CENTRAL from Vladimir, Russia, Italy's IMPULSO, photo spreads from Karoline Collins and David Garcerán, and a photographic scene report from Belém, Brazil. Buy it, punk! The second to last issue of the printed magazine... a bit of history ending. (Maximum Rock'n'Roll #431)
EXPLOITED - Totally Exploited LP
The Exploited were one of the most popular bands in UK Punk's immediate second-generation. A winning and indestructible formula of raw electric fury and speed and anarchist-oriented lyrics, all under the iconic mohawk and through the raucous voice of singer and band leader Wattie. First released in 1984, Totally Exploited is an amazing singles collection including all great material from the band's golden period. An incredible amount of raw and classic tunes such as "Punk's not Dead", "Barmy Army", and "Dogs of War". An essential piece of vinyl for any Punk aficionado on the planet! (Radiation Records #96)
DIAT - Positive Disintegration LP with download
Years in the making, the follow-up or maybe even companion piece to 2015's "Positive Energy", "Positive Disintegration" sees the band with a bit more of a pop zap to the ever present post punk dreariness of modern Berlin life... Or even modern life at large as most of the lyrical content has to do with the monotony of barely getting by or trying to have a meaningful exchange with a remotely interesting person. These things are hard to come by most of the time and this music eats at that very feeling. It's almost enough to make you wanna throw in the towel and move to Spain without a care in the world to haunt your remaining days. You probably won't though, you'll most likely listen to this record while you sip your overpriced room temperature coffee drink whilst ordering new bulbs for your anti depression lamp from a major online retailer. It just feels like life is getting away from you, ya know? Dark. Housed in a 24pt reverse board jacket with lyric sheet, poster and download card included. Recorded at DongXuanProductions. Mastered by Daniel Husayn. Art by Yuta Matsumura and Made Ollosp. (Iron Lung Records #121)
SLANT - Vain Attempt 7"
Hyper-urgent and super pissed US style hardcore played by members of SCUMRAID and BLOODKROW BUTCHER with a cleaner than expected delivery given the pedigree. Tight, passionate and driven music that goes for the throat. Crew oriented but singularly realized. Not to be trifled with. 75gr vinyl housed in a 12pt reverse board custom die cut jacket with lyric insert and download card included. Recorded by Garrett Belair. Mastered by Maxime Smadja. (Iron Lung Records #134)
INNUMERABLE FORMS - Punishment In Flesh cassette tape
Massachusetts based death metal force INNUMERABLE FORMS have completed their much anticipated devastating debut LP "Punishment In Flesh". Formed in 2007 by mastermind Justin DeTore (Wound Man, Mind Eraser, Dead Black), a veteran of the Boston hardcore/power violence scene, as a solo project to bring forth a vision of doom-ridden, dark brutal death metal with the spirit of the early '90s. Since inception INNUMERABLE FORMS have already generated quite the cult following over the years with their live shows supporting a repertoire only consisting of the "Dark Worship" 7"EP, a split with Blessed Offal, and the "Frozen To Death" comp cassette. Now with "Punishment In Flesh", INNUMERABLE FORMS will harness the authentic feeling of true death metal doom, darkness, and fury with total disregard for the scene today. With DeTore pretty much handling mostly all instruments himself on previous INNUMERABLE FORMS recordings, "Punishment In Flesh" sees DeTore assemble a full band lineup. INNUMERABLE FORMS on "Punishment In Flesh" include DeTore (vocals/guitars), his co-writing partner/guitarist Jensen Ward (Iron Lung), guitarist Chris Ulsh (Hatred Surge, Power Trip), bassist Doug Cho (The Rival Mob), and drummer Connor Donnegan (Genocide Pact). (Iron Lung Records #139)
MUTANT SCUM - s/t LP
Sludgy metallic punk played by mutant-human hybrids spawned from the Brooklyn sewers... an environmental cautionary tale of sorts presented by volunteers from S.E.W.E.R. (Society for Estuary Waste Education & Research). Radioactive slime green color vinyl, plus full color gatefold jacket and download code. (Hand Stand Records #29)
ABOLITIONIST - The Vicious Rumor LP
The 3rd LP from these Portland punks. 12 tuneful, angry -- yet melodic -- songs that follow two young squatters punks as they navigate the chaotic streets of Portland after a flu outbreak that's devastated the city. Strains of LEATHERFACE and JAWBREAKER heard throughout, with many overt and hidden references to the city. Limited pressing of 260 copies on opaque powder blue vinyl. Released in 2015. (1859 Records #27)
ABOLITIONIST - The Instant LP
The 4th LP from Oregon's Abolitionist. Now a touring band spread out between three cities (Portland, Corvallis, and Bend), and featuring Sean Rule (PLOW UNITED) on drums, Abolitionist charges into 12 songs that reflect upon the anxieties of the time. The themes on this album explore a "magical reality" where the populace are suddenly able to feel an overwhelming sense of empathy toward the downtrodden (including animals). Naturally, they turn on the outliers who inexplicably don't share the same feelings. As the band sings "History repeats itself. No matter how many people die, we all serve the lie's." First pressing on 274 copies of translucent red vinyl (THIS). (1859 Records #28)
ABOLITIONIST - A New Militance 10"
Originally intended as a companion piece to the band's 2018 LP, these 8 songs are short and to the point. Written in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 American presidential election, this mini-album explores the righteous anger directed at the modern patriarchy. One-time pressing on 275 copies of opaque pink vinyl. (1859 Records #29)
PAGERIPPER - Bruce Jams, Vol III LP (one sided)
(1859-18, DKR 009) 5 brash, harshly melodic tunes from this Portland trio. Reminiscent of LEATHERFACE, JAWBREAKER, KID DYNAMITE, et cetera. Split release between Oregon's 1859 Records and the UK's Different Kitchen Records. 100 black, 100 coke bottle clear, 100 opaque orange (THIS). (1859 Records #18)
URBAN FIGHT - No Eroi! 7"
Obscure gem unleashed from the glorious days of Italian hardcore! Recorded in Bologna in 1982, just out on NABAT's own label Ansaldi Records, along with Hellnation Records. Weird Nerorgasmo/Chain Reaction feel, dark, desperate, 80's hardcore. (Radiation Records/Hellnation #7)
POISON BOYS - Poppin' Eyes And Flashing Feet 7"
As White Zoo always gave you the best of the New Wave of Glam Rock (well, we've invented this...) we're truly honored to present the brand new single from Poison Boys from Chicago. This is nothin' but one of the best punk rock band out there, where punk rock means Chuck Berry, Berlin Brats, Real Kids and so on. That's the way we like it... Be fast & grab your copy! (Radiation Records/White Zoo #17)
NABAT - Nati Per Niente LP
Reissue of NABAT classic 90's album. Pure Italian skinhead OI! Filled with classics like 'Nichilistaggio', 'Nati Per Niente', 'Ti sei fermato ad ascoltare mai?' (Radiation Records/Hellnation #26)
THE OLD FIRM CASUALS - Holger Danske LP/CD
The Old Firm Casuals' sound, message, and passion will not be limited by genre labels. With "Holger Danske," The Old Firm Casuals bring an intensity and focus not seen before in the band's previous releases. It's tough as nails, and shows a very talented band truly at their best; breaking barriers and stereotypes, and exemplifying the hooks and licks that cause so many people to love them. (Pirate's Press Records #230)
SAFE AND SOUND - Only In Death LP
2018 brought Safe And Sound to Europe for their first tour over as well as hitting the stage at This Is Hardcore Fest and playing the New Age Records 30th anniversary show. An extensive writing schedule brought them to their first full-length release. "Only In Death." Vinyl version includes digial download. This is the black, clear, and purple splatter vinyl version. (New Age Records #77)
TAP AND DIE - Bombs Overhead LP (Color Vinyl)
A band built out of the legacy of their varied past bands (Oscar Paz - Statement, Impel, Sunshine, Kill Holiday, Status Audio, Adult Crash/Steven Andrew Miller - Julia, Gehenna, The Locust, Unbroken, Kill Holiday, Mean Season, Landslide, Statue/Matt Anderson - Heroin, End Of The Line, Spacehorse, founder of Gravity Records/Sam Stothers - Narrows, SS Warhead, Godcollider, Rod Of Correction) and loved influences. All out there together to make up their first effort as Tap And Die, "Bombs Overhead." This is a culmination of sounds, textures, rhythms, anger, architects; the four working through each other to bring out a conscious sound. (Indecision Records #117)
(repress) EXORCIST - Voices From the Graves LP
Nuclear War Now! has once again ventured deep into the forgotten underground wasteland of late-1980s Eastern European metal history to unearth yet another artifact to add to its ever-expanding sub-collection of recordings that were never fully appreciated due to the region's geopolitical isolation and other related circumstances. This most recent expedition has yielded "Voices from the Graves," a compilation of Exorcist's two demos from 1987 and 1988, which continued a Polish tradition of evil thrash first established by Kat and later continued by other similar bands such as Hellias. In order to properly reissue both demos, NWN! has rightfully chosen to reproduce the same morbid artwork from the first demo on the jacket of this vinyl LP release. Additionally, it has included an insert that contains the original artwork, photos, hand-written lyrics, and other layout materials from the original cassette releases of both demos. The result is one that serves as a metal time capsule, transporting the listener to a region and era where the music existed not simply as a sterile product of its own, but rather as a living extension of its practitioners. (Nuclear War Now Records #383)
(restock) ELDER - Elder LPx2 (with download)
The album has new sonic life - freshly remastered for both formats by Carl Saff in June 2017. Elder's self-titled debut album from 2007 was an impressive offering of psychedelia-tinged stoner rock and doom that set the tone for the band's later progressive developments. This delux reissue features an extra LP of songs from the band's first ever recordings, never before seen on vinyl. In 2006, three longtime friends and members of the small music scene anchored in the port city of New Bedford, Massachusetts got together with the mission of making music that was heavier and more brutal than anything happening around. The first version of Elder was an interesting beast, combining sludgy riffs, primitive black etalvocals and Genghis Khan-themed lyrics. After toiling in these murky waters for a year, band members Nick DiSalvo (guitar), Jack Donovan (bass) and Matt Couto (drums) shed their extreme metal origins and emerged with their first proper album, Elder, an album that would already establish the band as some of the best riff-dealers this side of Birmingham. As more recent works have demonstrated, Elder is no stranger to blending and bending genres to their will, Elder proves that the three teenagers were already dab bling with this idea in their incipient years. Imagine the massive riffs from bands like Sleep, Electric Wizard or Fu Manchu reconstructed to build epic psychedelic soundscapes and you're on the right track. Growling, delay-soaked vocals and spacey keyboards add further touches of uniqueness to Elder's brand of stoner doom. To celebrate the record's 10 year anniversary, this reissue comes with a second LP containing the band's first ever recordings from their early days. Originally released as a limited split MCD with friends Queen Elephantine in 2006, these songs have never before been given a proper release, a welcome addition for any hardcore fan. (Armageddon Shop Records #12)
(restock) ELDER - Dead Roots Stirring LPx2 (with download)
The album has new sonic life - freshly remastered for both formats by Carl Saff in June 2017. With "Dead Roots Stirring," their second full length album, Elder returned from a three year silence with five songs charting new epic territory. Tremendous musical and songwriting growth take this album into a great new territorry. Equal parts hypnotic rhythm, uncompromising heaviness, and soaring melody, Elder navigated between moods and sounds effortlessly. Heaviness is not sacrificed by any means, the power of the riff is undiminished, it is further elevated by the sonic space inbetween giving us time to let them sink in completely. Continuously moving both backward towards their roots in heavy rock while also moving forward into more progressive and psychedelic territory, this is a huge and influential step forward. "Some bands just know how to hit the sweet spot. Elder's second full-length Dead Roots Stirring, originally released in 2011, was an hour of fuzzed-out goodness, a plethora of uplifting psychedelic riffery that remains for many fans the band's defining album. The strength of some bands lies in their ability to churn out record after record, never stepping outside of their comfort zones. For others,such as Boston's Elder, it is a constant evolution that trademarks their sound. Beginning as a stoner/ doom band adept at equipping the styles of others, Dead Roots Stirring showed the young band emerging with their own unique take on heavy music. The album's five long cuts unfold organically, never lacking in depth or ambition, guitarist Nick DiSalvo's infectious riffs are equal parts uplifting melody and crushing fuzz that remind the listener more of majestic landscapes than bong sessions, while Jack Donovan (bass) and Matt Couto (drums) form a solid core of rhythm, never losing a beat. Elder began touring both the United States and Europe, winning a reputation for themselves as an incredibly tight and powerful live band. Their second record continues to be a fan favorite and no live set is complete without the opening track Gemini', a headbanger of a song complete with thick grooves, flashy solo runs and a momentous ending, in short, everything great about Elder's music: a journey within each song full of valleys and peaks." (Armageddon Shop Records #11)
ARCTIC FLOWERS - Straight To The Hunter LP
Portland's Arctic Flowers have explored unique attempts at cross-pollinating genres that have grown apart over the course of the evolution of dark music, re-incorporating styles usually seen as mutually exclusive in today's fractured (and fractious) punk scene. The end result has been a catalog that is one of the current punk scene's most ambitious, challenging, and rewarding to listen to. Formed in 2009 Arctic Flowers has multiple releases under their belt. "Straight to The Hunter" is their newest full length. Self released by the band. Eleven tracks. (Arctic Flowers Records #3)
(repress) GORGUTS - Obscura LPx2 gatefold
Relentless, punishing & highly evolved death metal compositions which compel repeated listens and command respect. A definite but logical departure from their earlier more traditional RoadRunner offerings, Obscura sees the band return after 5 years with a new lineup and a much more original, innovative and extreme approach to metal. Obscura is technical, jarring, quite often harsh and discordant, yet maintains a seamless flow and includes elements of disciplined groove and sophisticated harmony. It is quite rightly regarded as a groundbreaking and pioneering work of extreme metal. Over an hour long, this unrivalled monsterous onslaught comes to vinyl for the first time ever - Double Gatefold LP. (Nuclear War Now/War on Music #36)
(repress) GORGUTS - From Wisdom To Hate LP
Groundbreaking Jazz-blasted techincal death metal. In sound and style, FWTH is actually more predecessor than successor to the previous release "Obscura". Less frenetic, more focused and more precise in its ultimate goal. Where "Obscura" shot at you from a thousand different directions at once, this album hits you square between the eyes with one single thread of light. Still remaining are the guitar psycho-scrapes from Luc Lemay and newly-acquired axeman Daniel Mongrain (VOIVOD, MARTYR), but they have been more skilfully interspersed between the bodies of the main riffs. A painfully underrated album, FWTH is perfect combination of the early traditional Gorguts records, and the avant garde mania of Obscura (Nuclear War Now/War on Music #21)
(discounted price) ECONOCHRIST - discography CDx2
Ebullition has decided to lower the price of this amazing discography CD in an attempt to get some more of these out into the world before the CD format disappears forever. A classic. And a great deal for a double CD that includes every single Econochrist song that was ever released! This double CD discography features forty-one Econochrist songs. It includes the Ruination LP, the Trained To Serve LP, the Skewed 7", the Another Victim 7", the It Runs Deep 7", as well as the songs from the Give Me Back comp LP, the Very Small World comp LPx2, the What Are You Pointing At? comp 10", and the songs from the split 7" that Econochrist did with The Detonators. (Ebullition Records #37 CD)