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Descriptions for 8/29/15

VIVISICK - Nuked Identity CD
Tokyo, Japan's VIVISICK return with their 3rd album. Manic hardcore punk with boisterous sing alongs, melody and wackiness. For fans of The Stalin, Toy Dolls, 625 and traditional Japcore. Packaged in a full color box jacket CD and includes a 12 page full color tabloid size newsprint insert and screen printed envelope. Top notch job straight from Tokyo. Vivisick will return to USA in April 2016 for a West Coast tour with Capitalist Casualties. No export to Japan. (Tank Crimes Records # CD)

BLACK FEAST - Larenuf Jubileum LP
Black Feast represents a second-generation reawakening of the beast that few, if any, bands have been able to successfully recapture since Beherit and Impurity desecrated their respective Finnish and Brazilian soils in the early 1990s. Larenuf Jubileum compiles Black Feast's "Worship of Darkness" demo from 2010, the "Abominations of Darkness" tracks from the 2011 split cassette, and five previously-unreleased tracks from three separate promo/advance tapes from 2010 and 2011. These tracks faithfully and convincingly represent the same breed of unhinged, demonic chaos that was first unearthed by pre-"Drawing Down the Moon" Beherit. Thus, with this release and the promise that the band continues to hold for the future, a strong legacy of Finnish bestial black metal has been rightfully resumed. (Nuclear War Now Records #290)

SADISTIK EXEKUTION - 30 Years of Agonizing The Dead CD
One of the most vile and tormented sounds to ever exist is the "Mental Metal Musik" belonging to none other than the now infamous Sadistik Exekution of Sydney, Australia. This CD release of "30 Years of Agonizing the Dead" (AKA "Sadistik Exekution's Shittest Hits") compiles two of these demos - "Agonizing the Dead" (1992) and Suspiral" (1991) - as well as two EP singles - "Demon with Wings" (1996) and "Sadistik Elektrocution" (1997) - for your listening displeasure. (Nuclear War Now Records #293 CD)

ABOMINATOR - Barbarian War Worship CD
First released as a vinyl DLP compiling both Abominator demos in 2010, Nuclear War Now! is pleased to once more exhume these artifacts of battle and offer them on both DLP and CD formats, again under the most appropriate title imaginable of "Barbarian War Worship." In addition to the two demos in their entirety, this release also includes bonus tracks from 2000 and 2005 studio sessions. (Nuclear War Now Records #148 CD)

INSULTER - Blood Spits, Violences and Insults CD
Formed in April of 1986 in Belo Horizonte, in the Minas Gerais state of Brazil, Insulter was born in the same lineage of early Brazilian deathcore as such bands as Sarcófago and Sextrash, among others. In fact, all three bands shared members at different stages of their development. "Blood Spits, Violences, and Insults" compiles all three demos from both eras of Insulter as well as a previously unreleased rehearsal recording from 1988. Moreover, this compilation serves as a tribute to the mighty Insulter's role in the emergence of the Brazilian deathcore movement and the individual contributions of the band's members that have since passed on. As such, this release aspires to call further, well-deserved recognition to a time and place in metal history that is certain to never be duplicated. (Nuclear War Now Records #289)

EEL - s/t 7"
EEL has emerged from whatever local Pittsburgh landfill they came from with some more sonic blasts of the blown out noise infused hardcore punk pounders that they've made themselves known for with their past few recordings. This particular slab features three original rippers followed by a DISORDER cover to close it all out. Each record comes in a full color glue pocket sleeve featuring some stunning cover art by Denis Boardman of the legendary UK band DOOM. Also included is 14"x14" poster with a rather intricate black and white collage done by the band's own 1984. (Beach Impediment #16)

CONCEALED BLADE - Demo 2015 7"
Braddock's CONCEALED BLADE caught many off guard when their Earth shattering demo became available in early 2015 and now Beach Impediment is proud to bring it to the masses on the 7" format. Featuring members of BLOOD PRESSURE, HOUNDS OF HATE, and NO TIME, this recording is a relentless one full of the kind of riffs and vocals that bring late 80's NYHC to mind while retaining a modern yet tasteful vibe all its own. For fans of hardcore and just simply "not for the fucking weak," as they say. (Beach Impediment #17)

AJAX - s/t 7"
NYC's finest follow up their demo and 7" on Katorga Works, along with their appearance on the HARDCORE: GIMME SOME MORE compilation, with what could very well be their best material to date! The four tracks on this new recording continue to exhibit the band's perfected blend of USHC combined with the best of Sweden with harsh vocals barked over TOTALITAR influenced riffing. Saying that this release is essential would be an understatement. Each record comes in a full color glue pocket sleeve adorned with artwork by Shiva Addanki. (Beach Impediment #19)

HAEMORRHAGE - Morgue Sweet Home LP
This release by Spanish merchants of gore, Haemorrhage, is one of the best pieces of goregrind I have heard in quite some time. The album starts of with the building then blasting of "Mortuary Riot" before seguing into the sublimely heavy and to the point "Oozing Molten Gristle". The rest of the songs are all about the same, however. This is not to say that they are in any way bad, it's just in the goregrind genre, you can't expect too fucking much in the way of variety. One of the major strong points of this release is definitely the vocals that follow a Carcass school of low-end demon grunts, and a sick-sounding (sick as in medically sick) high pitched scream type thing. The drums are well produced and you can really hear the blasting beauty that they put out. The bass, is as usual in such releases (at least to my ears anyway) inaudible. The guitars... dude they just fucking shred!!! Killer leads and riff age are abundant throughout this release. Cover art done by Luisma himself and housed in a full colored high quality gatefold sleeve. All in all a great release... For fans of Carcass, Dead Infection, Exhumed, General Surgery, Gut, Impaled, Impetigo, Jig-Ai, Machetazo, Regurgitate, Rompeprop and Squash Bowels. (Power It Up Records #174)

EMBALMING THEATRE - Sadisticannibal 7" Picture Disc
5th Part of the B.E.A.S.T. Series. The full EP contains 5 new gory grind attacks from Embalming Theatre plus one awesome VICTIMS cover version. The Picture Vinyl are housed in a big full colored foldout poster, the picture edition version is limited to only 400 copies. (Power It Up Records #157)

BLACK ARMY JACKET - 222 LP
New York City's BLACK ARMY JACKET was one of the key players in the powerviolence movement of the '90s. Featuring musicians that have played in such bands as Discordance Axis, Hope Collapse, Human Remains, and Municipal Waste, BAJ specialized in a unique strain of grinding hardcore that was as memorable as it was relentless. This highly-anticipated vinyl reissue of the band's 1998 "222" album includes a complete remix from the original tapes, two unreleased bonus tracks from the sessions, striking new cover art courtesy of Godmachine, a poster of the cover art and a screen printed patch. (Brain Scan Records #1)

HALDOL - s/t LP
With a new lineup and relocation from Nashville, TN to Philadelphia, PA, HALDOL exhibits a ground-up revision of the band. Abandoning the fast beats and spastic time changes of before, the new HALDOL is much more in the dark wave/post punk camp, while keeping that straightforward aggression of hardcore punk with driving rhythms and manic guitars. They've been compared to BAUHAUS, SIEKIERA and RUDIMENTARY PENI. This new 12" is limited to 300 copies only, so don't sleep! (World Gone Mad Records #4)

BLANK SPELL - s/t 7"
Twisted, dark and demented hardcore punk by this Philadelphian trio. Ghostly and unique guitars with a buzzsaw bass and pummeling drums that create a dark atmosphere with a women's haunted shouts from a cavern for vocals. They have been compared to a DIE KREUZEN meets UNITED MUTATION meets the atypical parts of BETONG HYSTERIA or SVART FRAMTID but with a much darker musical edge than all those bands. (World Gone Mad Records #3)

EX CRAW - Extant/Extinct LP
A post-humous record, this collects their tracks from a couple of prior releases. EX-CRAW hailed from Perth, Australia and made some damn fine hardcore. They seem to do everything right by not just copying a sound, but throwing in different sounds and influences: dual vocalists, excellent production where you can hear every instrument, fast and slow, catchy and sing-along at times, slightly crusty at others, and some nice melodic guitar riffs before tracks rip into the speedy parts. Hell, there is even a track that has a clean riff that could be in a pop punk song but the song rules. A nice reminder that hardcore can be catchy. (Cubo De Sangre Records #4)

CHRIST KILLER - Nailed It! LP
One has to save a special spot in their heart for a band like this. In a time when christian zealotry is being stoked to a fever pitch by rich assholes looking to maximize profits by enslaving pretty much anyone that ain't them, it takes a rare breed to step into that fray and lift high a middle finger. This thrash metal unit doles out eight tracks that repeatedly poke at the infamous, now-latent christian fear/prejudice about Jewish deicide as both band name and central conceit. Clearly they're piss-taking on religion, but I can easily see 'em ending up being prattled on about ad nauseum on those "christian" television programs as some sort of proof of a satanic conspiracy to destroy America's woefully persecuted religious majority, as well as adding fuel to the burning ember that still resides in the deepest recesses of their bigoted, black hearts that the Jesus-killers really do run the world. Fuggin' brilliant, ballsy, and hilarious on many different levels. (Cubo De Sangre Records #5)

BILLY SYNTH - Off The Deep End LP
Mind Cure Records is proud to announce the release of two LPs from Pennsylvania Punk legend Billy Synth. Besides being a pre-internet authority on rare Garage Punk records and the mastermind behind the essential Psychedelic Unknowns comps Billy's personal pedigree is of the highest caliber releasing records and tracks on Sordide Sentimental, Bomp/Voxx and Bona Fide - though the bulk of his recordings have up to this point been self released. This LP is a reissue of the first Billy Synth and The Turn Ups album originally issued in a run of 300 copies in 1980 on Billy's own Cracked Records label originals of this LP regularly change hands for over $100 so here's your chance to get it on the cheap. Includes liner notes by Dave Martin and a high quality download of the record. (Mind Cure Records #106)

BILLY SYNTH - We Have Got To Make it On Our Own: Collected Tracks 78-83 LP
Mind Cure Records is proud to announce the release of two LPs from Pennsylvania Punk legend Billy Synth. This LP collects tracks from various releases across Billy's discography both solo and with his bands The Janitors and The Turn Ups. This overview has a little bit for everyone - solo synth paranoia, unhinged Punk Rock and covers from the cannon of Garage Punk Unknowns. Culled from a string of records released between 1978 and 1983, heavily influenced by Billy's encyclopedic knowledge obscure 60s garage Psychedelia and his Punk contemporaries these songs are so damaged and demented that in today's no-stone-left-unturned world of record collecting they almost sound too crazy to be real. Includes liner notes by John Olson of Wolf Eyes and a high quality download of the record. (Mind Cure Records #107)

(restock) VULGAARI - s/t double LP
Vulgaari is a Sludge/Thrash/Stoner/Death-Metal/Doom from Minneapolis, MN USA. It is the work of two crazed insane geniuses called Zack Kinsey and Brent Hedtke who have blended their favourite Metal genres into one big melting pot and they have came up with this brilliant album. Vulgaari is a 9 song 57 minute masterpiece of Stoner/Sludge Metal music. What they have done is got all the best aspects of Sludge, Stoner, Thrash, Death-Metal, Doom and put their own unique brilliant creative spin to it. (Cubo De Sangre Records #1)

(restock) BITCH WITCH - s/t LP
Bitch Witch is mix of styles; there's black metal riffage, nods to Celtic Frost and early Bathory loads of great punk and hardcore riffs and hooks by the bucket load. Plus there are elements of Black Flag in the packaging and in part of their sound they also have some references to crust as well. (Cubo De Sangre Records #2)

(restock) SWORDWIELDER - Grim Visions of Battle LP
Cvltnation.com lead off their Top 6 Crust Albums of 2013 feature with Sweden's Swordwielder and this is what they had to say. "Of course, the Axegrinder influence is very clear, but Swordwielder very much stand out from a lot of other crust bands as they go for that more slower, dark, eerie sound which bands like Axegrinder, Amebix and Morne do so well. With lyrics dealing with barren wastelands and war, I think you know what you're in for - primitive and dark sounds which delve further into your soul. This record was also declared the best of 2013 in Sweden's Pussyfoots blog. Touring Germany this September. (Cubo De Sangre Records #3)

Descriptions for 8/22/15

PLEASURE LEFTISTS - The Woods of Heaven LP
Pleasure Leftists formed in 2010 with vocalist Haley Morris, guitarist Kevin Jaworski, drummer Mark TerVeen, and bassist Steve Peffer. With a clear vision in place, the group made its debut with a self-titled EP that recalls everything from Joy Division to Comsat Angels to Chameleons. Unlike many who rip off these influences, Pleasure Leftists take only a few cues from the past, all to better construct its understanding of the present. The Woods of Heaven is the band's first proper LP after a string of EPs and singles through labels such as Katorga Works, Fan Death Records, and its current home, Deranged Records. This album features an aggressive tone with tense yet catchy songs such as "Cannon" and "Heaven's Rocker." Lead single "You You" is a perfect showcase of just how impressive a vocalist Haley Morris is-not only in her range but in her audible confidence, which propels every track like an engine motor. The Woods of Heaven is a jaw-dropping debut full-length. Most artists dream of writing an LP where every song sounds important, urgent, and necessary. Pleasure Leftists have done just that. (Deranged Records #267)

AMPERE/RAEIN - split 8" (with download code)
Ampere offers up 3 tracks while Raein puts up 2 tracks. Raein built from the ashes of La Quieta, and Ampere built from the ashes of Orchid. Both bands have numerous releases under their belts, and this will be a very well received release. Offering up a hardcore sound that is constructed from '90s emo and screamo influences, but updated to the modern era. (No Idea Records #344)

THE AFTERNOON GENTLEMEN/LYCANTHROPHY - split 10"
After an awesome debut full-length album, the leading British booze-grind/violence poggers are hugging the Czech Lycans by their tentacles this time. Five new bullets with a heavy sound (same recording session as the LP) and some funny intros/intermezzos. On the flip side are the first Lycanthrophy tunes with Otto (Needful Things) in their line-up. Fresh from their recent first US tour, Lycanthrophy destroy everything with a top quality extreme hardcore massacre. Their 8 tracks were mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering. The gorgeous artwork was done by Guilio (Huere Artwork), full pressing on puke coloured vinyl with a sticker as a bonus. (Communal Grave Records #41)

SICK MARK - s/t II 7"
A brand-new 9 track 7"EP (self-titled II.) of spazzy style powerviolence which rose from the ashes of Hyena. Raw mayhem full of aggression and detestation from Bielefeld / Germany. All songs were recorded, mixed and mastered by Tonmeister role & Henner. As usual the EP comes with an amazing design. They are touring US w/Constraint this summer so catch them up. (Communal Grave Records #47)

THEOLOGIAN - A Means By Which To Break The Surface of The Real LP
We at Redscroll Records are very excited for our first release under the NOTHING UNDER THE SUN imprint. It is very fitting that it is with THEOLOGIAN, a long-time compatriot and embodiment of the direction we intend to take with Nothing Under The Sun, distorting the known into the unfamiliar. A MEANS BY WHICH TO BREAK THE SURFACE OF THE REAL features David Castillo of PRIMITIVE WEAPONS/WHITE WIDOWS PACT, Daniel Suffering of WHORID, as well as contributions from Matt Slagle and engineer Kevin D. Reilly, Jr., who has periodically worked with Lee M. Bartow since the earliest incarnations of Navicon Torture Technologies (back in the mid-late '90s). Tortured screams reach out over the tumbling industrial workings below. Low register whispered meanderings slowly rise to meet those screams. Machines' rhythmic drones fold in on the voices. Sirens invite and warn. Sink into the synthetic abyss. (Redscroll Records #13)

BLEACH EVERYTHING - Free Inside 7"
On the heels of a debut split 7" with Los Angeles, CA's VORS (released earlier in the year), Free Inside is the first proper 7" EP from Richmond, VA's BLEACH EVERYTHING. The band's membership pedigree is highlighted by a present and past that includes IRON REAGAN, MAMMOTH GRINDER, JESUIT, SUPPRESSION, and CORN ON MACABRE amongst countless others. As one could surmise, BLEACH EVERYTHING specializes in all things short, fast, loud, violent, and often absurd. (Magic Bullet Records #191)

NOISEM - Blossoming Decay LP
Baltimore's NOISEM return with their highly anticipated sophomore album: 'Blossoming Decay'. The bar has been raised with nine frantic and furious new tracks that blur the lines between grind/death/thrash metal and punk. Initial copies on aqua-colored vinyl in die cut sleeve. Includes download code. (A389 Records #162)

UNDERGROUND RAILROAD TO CANDYLAND - The People Are Home LP
The Underground Railroad To Candyland are akin to the Merry Prankster's cross-country voyage of 1966; a ramshackle school bus painted in day-glo rainbow tearing across the desert at 80 miles per hour, speakers blasting perversely twisted freeform tape loops of beatnik rock and roll while all manner of suspicious individuals imbibe massive quantities of speed and LSD on a quest to blur the lines between nihilistic self destruction, art, and society at large. Jangly guitar leads and bouyant, carefree vocals carry the melodies over a springy, surf-influenced rhythm section, which string together this beastly opus of lo-fi pop-punk gems. Todd Congelliere's (FYP, Toys That Kill, Stoned At Heart) unique songwriting, lyrical sensibilities, and voice shines with the carefree spirit of youth, a vibrant wanderlust that sweeps the old and bitter away in a wash of adolescent enthusiasm and jovial exuberance. Reminding us that while there's always work and life and serious business to attend to, nothing can beat the little moments when we turn our backs and laugh this whole reality thing off as the big joke it really is. While they've spent years garnering a reputation for their rambunctious, crowd-inclusive live shows, bridging the borders between band and rambling road show, The People Are Home captures the jubilance and vibrancy they possess live. (Recess Records #190)

(restock) SLIMY MEMBER - E.P. 7"
Just like most cities, there's a new generation of kids and lots of new bands have been popping up. Dallas is no exception, and Slimy Member is one of those bands. Slimy Member play dark/anarcho/punk. The main reason this band really stood out to me amongst the many goth/post punk/dark bands(whatever) is because even though they have elements of those sounds, they still maintain to sound punk through the whole thing. The band reminds me of a mix between Exit-Stance and 80's L.A/OC Punk. After a demo tape and a U.S tour, this is their debut 7". Limited to 500 copies/pocket sleeve. (Todo Destruido #29)

(restock) TRAGIEDIA - Punk Til Destruction 88 to 89 LP
Todo Destruido's newest release chronicles Tragiedia's 2 demos from 1988 and 1989 that were never officially released, just passed around through tape trading circles and some select tracks more recently released as a split tape with PSI by Malarie Records. You might recognize some of their songs from Post Regiment's "Tragedia" LP. Tragiedia was a late 80's polish band that played raw HC/Punk with anger and fury. For fans of Siekiera (1984), TZN Xenna, etc. Mastered by Smoku of Post Regiment. (Todo Destruido #26)

(restock) ESPERANZA - The Beginning 7"
From the ashes of Persevere comes a new band from Hiroshima, Japan, Esperanza. This 7" is a mini-cd that was originally released on Insane World Records (Japan). We loved at at first listen and knew this was something Todo Destruido wanted to release. Esperanza play raw pogo punk in the way that only the Japanese can do it. Very catchy, energetic, and fun. For fans of bands like Laukaus, Last Survivors and Persevere. Limited to 500 copies, pocket sleeve and 100 on colored vinyl for mail-order and from the band. Don't miss out on this one! (Todo Destruido #25)

(restock) LA URSS - Sonidos De Un Derrumbe LP
After the "Producto" Lp, La URSS released a 7" called "Mecanismo". On this Ep I felt the band had grown and finally got a sound all of there own so I was curious to what the new Lp would sound like. As soon as I heard the new Lp it clicked immediatley. It was better than anything they had done before and even catchier than before. This has alot to do with the back-up vocals added, something they usually don't do. The songs get a little darker on this Lp without getting into the Post Punk/Goth realm. Great guitar work, catchy bass lines/back up vocals can be expected on this release. Amazing record, highly recommended! (Todo Destruido #19)

Descriptions for 8/15/15

FLOWERS OF EVIL - s/t LP
Punk and New York City go together like dorks and records. It is what it is. Flowers Of Evil is a punk band from New York City, but listening to its self-titled debut LP on Deranged, you would think this band couldn't be from anywhere near NYC. Pulling influences from The Germs to Rudimentary Peni to The VSS, the musicians craft a sound that is more than just a tribute to confrontational punk bands of the past-it's a sound all their own. On this record, Flowers Of Evil packs in more intensity in 20 minutes than most groups do in a lifetime. Songs like "S.S. Eyes" and "Number Two" are aggressive in the way bands like The Screamers were, but feel harder, even with the catchy vocal melodies. Each song is a ripper but things change with closer "Until You Feel The Cut," which gives the early No Trend records a run for their money. It's a slow punch to the gut, ending a record that just 18 minutes earlier was delivering a swift punch to the face. Features Brandon Welchez from Crocodiles. (Deranged Records #268)

MAN IS THE BASTARD/BASTARD NOISE - The Lost M.I.T.B. Sessions LP
Gatefold LP with poster! BEATTIE (vocals - NO COMMENT), CONNELL (drums/cymbals) and WOOD ("FOUR STEEL GIRDERS"/ vocals) teamed up with sinister BASTARD NOISE lead vocalist ARTZ and the astounding voice of AMBER ASYLUM, KRIS FORCE to create this long, long awaited album of sound and cinematic vision. Carefully orchestrated basses layered to massive perfection, the most progressively brutal and tasteful drumming coupled with ornate four part vocal arrangements and drilling, esoteric TROGOTRONIC custom "skull electronics" make The Lost M.I.T.B. Sessions one for the record books. (Deep Six Records #211)

FAST ASLEEP - Outside The Fence 7"
They say good things come to those who wait and the new EP, Outside the Fence, by Fast Asleep is certainly no exception! With the addition of a new drummer, these Santa Cruz skate punks have recorded 8 new grinding jams. The lyrics branch out a bit more on this one and explore things like serial killer karma, corporate waste, and eminent death. Fans of early West Coast thrash and PV will be circle pitting in their bedrooms no doubt. If you ever fancied old C.O.C., Pissed Happy Children, Cryptic Slaughter, Jenny Piccolo, or early D.R.I. then this is for you! (Deep Sox Records #241)

HIRAX - Thrash and Destroy LPx2
Finally repressed! The LPx2 features the live Hirax set from the Keep It True Festival #9 in Germany on November, 3rd 2007. Great recording and insert with full color photos of the band... (Deep Six Records #89.5)

FRAU - Mira 7"
London punk band FRAU return with their second, self-released 7"EP just in time for their US/Canada/Mexico summer tour. Four tracks of their now trademark combination of quirky, tense and fucking angry (but not tough) punk. While comparisons have been thrown around in the past to everyone from Kleenex to Wire to Good Throb to Crass, this record proves that Frau have truly become their own band and that's not changing anytime soon. Featuring members of Good Throb, Woolf and Cianuro. (Static Shock/Frau Records #1)

L.O.T.I.O.N. - Digital Control And Man's Obsolescence LP
Following two barebones and blown out cassettes that in no way represented the intensity of their live show, L.O.T.I.O.N. finally has a record as a full band. If you've never seen the band, they have been described as Nitzer Ebb meets G.I.S.M. at one point, though I find that a bit too vague. It's definitely heavily industrial influenced (thanks, Emil on drums and triggers), but it's still definitely punk. Try this: imagine if Gizz Butt formed the Prodigy in 1984 instead of just joining them in the late 90s as a live guitarist. Ok, that probably made no sense to you, so just take it from me that it's a phenomenal record. Highest recommendation! (Toxic State Records #22)

HARD SKIN - The One That Got Away/The Bovver Boys Don't Bother Anymore 7"
Hard Skin are back with more fucking anthems - two to be precise because the 7" single was made for two classic tracks - one on each side. No more no less. 'The One That Got Away' is a hard hitting Oi! anthem about Psycho Dave and his firm and what what happens when the weak grass. The flip 'The Bovver Boys Don't Bother Anymore' is about the passion, soul and heart that Oi! provided many but how the weak have fallen by the wayside. Skinhead until death - know what I mean? (JT Classics Records #11)

HARD SKIN - We're the Fucking Business - Singles 1975 - 1977 CD
'We're the Fucking Business - Singles 1975 - 1977' is the latest collection of singles and other fucking classics from the one and only Hard Skin. It features the six amazing Oi anthems for the kids on the street from the 'Do You Like Hospital Food 12". The kids who fight for the working class. The kids who live for the weekend. The kids who've had their car nicked. The kids who wanna have a say but have nothing to say. In 2015 it's crucial these songs are heard - they will change the way you think and drink. There are songs about Beer, Cars, The Old Bill and being proud of what you are!! If you love Sham 69 when they were good in 1978 - then this is for you. Also included are the two cuts from the long sold out Tour 7" 'Saturday Night', A cover of _Pertti Kurikan Nimipaivat from the equally sold out Tour Split 7", the B-Sides to the 1234 Go 7" version of 'We are the Wankers', two live tracks from the Owl Sanctuary in Norwich and two new cuts recorded in July 2015 for another fucking 7" that is amazing. Know what i mean?? 15 tracks total and as cheap as a bargain bucket. (JT Classics Records #10 CD)

MUTILATED VETERANS/VASTATION - split 7"
MUTILATED VETERANS is the side project band formed by Dopi (Bodybag, ex-Machetazo/Dishammer) and Ramon (LFAA) playing rude Death Crust influenced by bands such as Disgust (uk), DeathStrike and Wolfpack. VASTATION is crust/stench core band from Portland... caked in grime, a polluted monster-machine of hammering/slashing/vibrating riffs, voracious roars, and knee-capping drumwork that's a sure-fire adrenaline trigger. (Morbid Reality Records #20)

LE ALMEIDA - Paraleloplasmos LP
Le Almeida hails from Rio in Brasil and has been super active pumping out 90's style lo-fi indie/grunge/punk for years now. If you have heard the Tape Rec - Death Friends LP, this is from the same minds and should be right up your alley. This record is just absolutely perfect raw pop - if you want to feel like you're in a convertible on your way to the beach, this is the perfect soundtrack. All art features Le's amazing collage work. Truly if stuff like Guided By Voices, Built to Spill, Butterglory, Pixies, Sonic Youth, and 90's lo-fi indie in general spark your interest, this is guaranteed to please. Aysia says it might be her favorite album ever. (IFB Records #83)

DONE DYING - We Dream Or We Die LP
After two well-received 7"s, Done Dying present their debut LP. Fronted by Dan O'Mahony (No For An Answer, 411, Speak 714, etc.), and rounded out by Mike Hartsfield (Outspoken, Freewill), Chris Lohman (Blackpot) and Kevin Painter (Speak 714), the band delivers 11 songs of traditional hardcore with Hartsfield's trademark crunch and Dano's well-thought-out politically and socially provocative lyrics. LP includes digital download. (Workshop Records #13)

MEATWOUND - Addio LP
MEATWOUND is a band comprised of former members of Combatwoundedveteran, The Holy Mountain, Headless Dogs, Primate Research, and more. Impossibly dangerous and hardcore as shit, a thundering concoction of 1990s influences drive the MEATWOUND sound; a magnetic gutter wherein the pentatonic, industrialized elements of Fudge Tunnel and Godflesh meet a sordid death metal edge meshing Sepultura and Exit-13, all while a throbbing Big Black-style of hardcore punk gets a scuzzy sci-fi kick in the nuts that harkens The Locust. Its beyond aggressive, its as unruly as a pet store on fire, and, like Warchild from "Point Break," its here to fuck you up. Available on Black and Translucent Red vinyl. (Magic Bullet Records #175)

LES FLEURS DU MAL - s/t LP
Long awaited release by 80's French/UK band Fleur Du Mal. FDM came on the scene in the early 80's playing many shows and steadily making a name for themselves before disbanding. Though they came around during a time when New Wave was dominating the charts their music is definitely influenced by the more post punk sound. There is no better time for this release to surface with the rise in popularity of current and classic post punk. This will sure to be a great addition to those seeking the bands that were around more than 30 years ago making this sound. These recordings have been unearthed and are now making it to vinyl. FDM's sound is 80's nouveau wave with female vocals that are danceable and harmonizing with pounding post punk elements in the guitars and drums that will make this a definite dance floor classic. (Puke N Vomit/Projectile Platters #2)

KEITH LEVENE - Search For Absolute Zero LPx2
Keith Levene was a founding member of Public Image Ltd (PiL) with John Lydon. His guitar work for PiL was ground breaking, and much imitated by others at the time, and became the essential sound of the band. Levene was one of the first guitarists to use metallic guitars, such as the Travis Bean Wedge and Artist as well as the Veleno, the latter of which was nicknamed the "Leveno" in his honor. Levene was heavily involved in the writing, performing and producing of PiL's early ground-breaking albums: First Issue, Metal Box and Flowers of Romance. However, he left PiL in 1983 over creative differences concerning the band's fourth album, This Is What You Want... This Is What You Get. Levene has stated this was a very difficult decision for him to make but he felt he had to in order to maintain the integrity of the project. In 1984, he released the original versions of the songs on his own label under the title Commercial Zone which was the original working title of the album. Fast forward 30 years and Keith recently recorded "Commercial Zone 14" via a crowdfunding campaign. Prior to this though, he released "Search for Absolute Zero". A haunting instrumental piece, the album's title track and other tunes seem to pick up where Commercial Zone left off. Levene has also been writing a film, which has a working title of "Camera Dodgers." In addition, he has recently collaborated with Mark Stewart, Julie Campbell, and Jah Wobble on other projects. His plate is becoming increasingly full, but that's the way Levene likes it. "Search For Absolute Zero" is now released on vinyl format via Free Range Product, the new bespoke vinyl imprint from the people who brought you acclaimed punk label Boss Tuneage Strictly limited edition double vinyl, allowing the 60 minutes of eclectic, experimental ambient post punk/dub sounds to resonate to their full maximum potential, this is a must own release. Features guest appearances by Jah Wobble, Carpetface, Marc Layton Bennett, Jonas Persson and 3D. (Boss Tuneage/Free Range Product #4)

REIGN OF FURY - Death Be Thy Shepherd LPx2 (U.K. Import version)
The rising stars of UK thrash metal are back! REIGN OF FURY follow up 2012's critically acclaimed "World Detonation" debut album with "Death Be Thy Shephard". You only need visit their Facebook or YouTube page to see the constant flow of praise and admiration for Reign of Fury, who have experienced a dramatic increase in their fan base since their videos began airing on SCUZZ, and as mainstays of the Headbangers Balls tours, which have from a grassroots level raised money for the Teenage Cancer trust. They are receiving regular airplay on many online metal stations as well as college radio stations in both the UK and the US and into Europe.. "Death Be thy Shepherd" was released to great success back in March on CD, now here comes the deluxe gatefold sleeve limited edition coloured vinyl LP, strictly limited to just 300 copies, which contains a bonus track specially recorded for this vinyl version, that will never be available ANYWHERE ELSE! (Mosh Tuneage #3)

REIGN OF FURY - Death Be Thy Shepherd CD (UK IMPORT)
The rising stars of UK thrash metal are back! REIGN OF FURY follow up 2012's critically acclaimed "World Detonation" debut album with "Death Be Thy Shephard". You only need visit their Facebook or YouTube page to see the constant flow of praise and admiration for Reign of Fury, who have experienced a dramatic increase in their fan base since their videos began airing on SCUZZ, and as mainstays of the Headbangers Balls tours, which have from a grassroots level raised money for the Teenage Cancer trust. They are receiving regular airplay on many online metal stations as well as college radio stations in both the UK and the US and into Europe.. "Reign of Fury demonstrate a real understanding of classic thrash and just what makes it tick." Zero Tolerance "This is some good shit. ROF play ambitiously melodic, technically sound thrash metal" Ian Glasper, Terrorizer. (Mosh Tuneage #9981)

DESECRATOR - Subconscious Release CD
"Subconscious Release" was the solitary album by DESECRATOR, and was originally released in January 1991. Since that time it has become somewhat of an old school death metal gem - the original vinyl album commands a high second hand price and is highly sought after, as it was only originally pressed in a small limited amount. This is a shining example of early UK Death Metal, with a style similar to somewhere between early DEATH, AUTOPSY and PARADISE LOST. Now more than two decades on, "Subconscious Release" is made available again as part of the series of classic late 80s/early 90s metal reissues by Mosh Tuneage, and for the very first time on CD! Released in conjunction with the band and original label RKT, and featuring a four song demo courtesy of the band themselves as bonus tracks, plus of course the original stunning Dan Seagrave cover artwork, this is a must own for all fans of the death genre. (Mosh Tuneage #9996)

LAWNMOWER DETH/METAL DUCK - Mower Liberation Front/Quack Em All CD
Its back! Originally released in 1989 and unavailable commercially for over 2 decades, the late 80s UK thrash classic that is the LAWNMOWER DETH / METAL DUCK split album finally gets a long overdue re-issue! In association with both bands and RKT Records, Boss Tuneage is proud to make this near on 25 year old classic available again, on both LP and CD! LAWNMOWER DETH reformed in 2008 and have made numerous festival appearances over the past couple of years including Download which has re-ignited interest in this, their most sought after release (second hand copies regularly go at £30-50!) - Not only that but this reissue has been digitally re-mastered and the CD version not only has a mind blowing 22 bonus tracks (including both bands original demos "Mowdeer" and "Quackcore 87"), but also features many unseen photos and memorabilia from the bands own personal collection.. a must have release!! (Boss Tuneage retro #58)

MORAL CRUSADE - An Act Of Violence CD
MORAL CRUSADE were Ireland's premier thrash metal band of the late 80s/early 90s, formed from the ashes of hardcore punk band CHROMATIC DEATH. As part of Mosh Tuneage's series of CD reissue gems from the CMFT Label archive, the 1990 "An Act Of Violence" album is finally released on CD, complete with bonus tracks from both the bands "Immoral Condition" demo from 1988. All digitally re-mastered and featuring unseen photos, liner notes and memorabilia from the band themselves. A co-release with Slaney Records. (MOsh Tuneage #9990)

METAL MESSIAH - Honour Among Thieves CD
METAL MESSIAH were one of the lead names on the UK Thrash metal Scene of the late 1980s, formed by members of punk band THE VARUKERS who wanted to take things in a more metal direction. Mixing influences from punk, the big US thrash metal bands and classic NWOBHM, METAL MESSIAH were soon one of the most talked about bands on the late 80s UK thrash scene. Finally, their solitary album from 1990 originally released on RKT Records is now made available on CD for the first time, complete with the legendary "Mad Man" demo from 1989, all digitally remastered and featuring liner notes and memorabilia from the bands own collection. (Mosh Tuneage #9997)

OBLITERATION - Obscured Within CD
OBLITERATION were one of the lead names on the UK Thrash metal Scene of the late 1980s, Now, as part of Mosh Tuneage's series of UK thrash metal reissue gems their solitary "Obscured Within" album from 1990 originally released on Released Emotions Records, is finally released on CD, remixed, and complete with the bands legendary "Into The Void" and "Internal Corrosion" demos from 1989 whilst the booklet contains all lyrics plus photos and memorabilia from the bands own personal collection. (Mosh Tuneage #9985)

PENDEMIA - Narcotic Religion CD
PENDEMIA were one of the main names of the UK Thrash metal Scene of the late 1980s, and made appearances on several compilations at the time. Now, as part of Mosh Tuneage's series of CD reissue gems from the CMFT Label archive, their solitary "Narcotic Religion" album from 1990 is finally released on CD, remixed, and complete with the bands legendary 1988 "Widespread Epidemic" demo and unreleased live tracks as bonus tracks, and with liner notes from the band themselves plus a heap of photos and memorabilia from the bands own personal collections. (Mosh Tuneage #9991)

PURGATORY - Demo(N) Days CD
PURGATORY were one of the lead names on the UK Thrash metal Scene of the late 1980s, who criminally never got to release an album despite being linked to Roadrunner (who on the flip of a coin signed XENTRIX instead!) and Manic Ears (who folded before the band could record their album for them, which led to the band splitting up. However, despite no release the band were well know on thrash scene, and touring / supporting the likes of ONSLAUGHT, RIPCORD, AMEBIX etc at the time . Up until now their legacy was confined only to various compilation appearances. Now, as part of Mosh Tuneage's series of UK thrash metal reissue gems from the 80s their two demo tapes from 1988 and 1989, "FLT" and "Who Cares" have been remastered by the band and are released on CD for the first time, as "Demo(n) Days" with liner notes from the band themselves plus a heap of photos and memorabilia from the bands own personal collections, and finished off with amazing cover artwork from acclaimed illustrator Stan W Decker (STRYPER, ASIA etc). (Mosh Tuneage #9986)

REIGN OF FURY - World Detonation CD (UK IMPORT)
You only need visit their Facebook or YouTube page to see the constant flow of praise and admiration for Reign of Fury, who have experienced a dramatic increase in their fan base since their debut video "Psycho Intentions" began airing on SCUZZ. They are receiving regular airplay on many online metal stations as well as college radio stations in both the UK and the US. "World Detonation" is their hotly anticipated debut album following on from the EP, and is being released to tie in with the bands first appearance at the Bloodstock Festival. If you love 80s thrash then this is the closest thing you'll get to a time machine - immense album!! "Reign of Fury demonstrate a real understanding of classic thrash and just what makes it tick." Zero Tolerance "This is some good shit. ROF play ambitiously melodic, technically sound thrash metal" Ian Glasper, Terrorizer. (Mosh Tuneage #9994)

SEA BASTARD - Sea Bastard CD
Sea Bastard play monolithic doom and this is their debut album. Five heavier than heavy tracks, each one over 10 minutes long - 5 songs in over 60 minutes - this is the CD version! For Fans Of: St. Vitus, Electric Wizard etc. (Mosh tuneage #9993)

SEA BASTARD - Scabrous CD
Sea Bastard are back! The Brighton based monolithic doom metallers retunr with the follow up to their highly acclaimed debut album. Four heavier than heavy tracks, clocking in at 55 minutes - this is the CD version! For Fans Of: St. Vitus, Electric Wizard etc. (Mosh Tuneage #9984)

SNYPER - Manifestations CD
SNYPER were one of the names of the UK Thrash metal Scene of the late 1980s, and made appearances on several compilations at the time, but sadly split up before their solitary album saw the light of day, as label CMFT folded before it was pressed .Now, as part of Mosh Tuneage's series of reissue gems from the CMFT Label archive, the 1991 unreleased album is finally released, in conjunction with singer and CMFT Records head honcho Daryl Turner. In addition the album also contains two further bonus tracks taken from the album sessions. (Mosh Tuneage #9989)

SUICIDE WATCH - Figure Head Of Pain CD
SUICIDE WATCH are one of the finest thrash metal bands in England. Finally via Mosh Tuneage their second album " FIGURE HEAD OF PAIN" finally gets the physical release its been crying out for! The album (originally released as download only) has been embellished with many unreleased bonus tracks which in total compile all the recordings made by the original line up of the band apart from 2004 debut album "Global Warning". This is a must for all fans of UK thrash! Features members of DECADENCE WITHIN and STAMPIN' GROUND. (Mosh Tuneage #9988)

WYRDFORGE - Her Wings Unfold War CD
New On Mosh Tuneage (A corelease with Tadpole and Cats Face Records) Punk Inspired Extreme Metal from this new band from Brighton coming off like classic late 80s/early 90s grindcore - think Repulsion, Napalm Death, Entombed. (Mosh Tuneage #9983)

XYSTER - In Good Faith CD
"In Good Faith" was the solitary album by XYSTER, and was originally released in 1989. Since that time it has come to be regarded as a underground UK death metal gem of its era - the original vinyl album is highly sought after, as it was only originally pressed in a small limited amount. "In Good Faith" is a great example of late 80s UK old school death metal and now more than two decades on it is made available again as part of the series of classic late 80s/early 90s metal reissues by Mosh Tuneage, and for the very first time digitally! Released in conjunction with original label CMFT, and featuring the legendary "Black Bible" demo as bonus tracks, this is a must own for all fans of the late 80s underground scene! (Mosh Tuneage #9992)

(restock) SOILENT GREEN - Pussy Soul LP
For the first time on vinyl New Orlean classic from 1995... Pressed on transparent royal blue vinyl. Comes in heavy poly bag with stickers on the front and back. (Behind The Mountain #6)

(restock) EXHUMED - Garbage Daze Re-Regurgitated LP
Exhumed covers Amebix, The Cure, Samhain, Metallica, Pentagram, Master, Unseen Terror, Led Zeppelin, G.B.H., Epidemic, Sadus, and Siege! (Behind The Mountain #5)

(restock) NEGATIVE INSIGHT #2 'zine with CHAOS U.K. - Studio Outtakes '81 to '83 7"
Here is the second issue of Negative Insight, entitled the "Bristol Breakout" issue. With a focus on the deafening noise of the Bristol punk scene in the 1980s, it contains comprehensive interviews with Chaos UK, Disorder, and Riot City Records founder Simon Edwards. The issue features many previously unpublished photos from the personal archives of band members and others involved in the scene, a large four panel fold out poster, articles, and more. It comes accompanied by a Chaos UK 7" containing two rare studio tracks recorded in 1981 and 1983 and packaged in a Riot City inspired sleeve. This issue is printed as a professional magazine on coated paper instead of the previous zine style, but with all layouts done in the traditional cut 'n paste format with typewriter text. This should appeal to fans of British hardcore, 1980s layouts, and those who enjoy reading about drug abuse and living the chaos. (Negative Insight #2)

(restock) THE SQUATS - Noise Overdose 7"
Official reissue of one of the scarcest Dutch punk records. Hailing from Nijmegen Squats were popular from simply being a bunch of punks which loved to fuck shit up. Raised on a steady diet of SHAM 69 and COCKNEY REJECTS which they covered on their demo tape it is a mystery what happened to them before recording their 'Noise Overdose', in my eyes simply a perfect teenage inept punk record. The five tracks within this EP are catchy, aggressive and exemplifies perfectly how the second wave of punk had spread everywhere by 1981 and the influence of what we now call UK82 was really present. Reissue maintaining the original design of the artwork except for the size which made most original copies in circulation in poor condition due to its oversize nature. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records #98)

(restock) BLAZING EYE - s/t 7"
Originally released in USA on Los Angeles based Overdose Records and selling both presses of the record immediately. LVEUM finally makes BLAZING EYE's debut EP available in Europe in preparation of what we hope will be BLAZING EYE tour next year. Hailing from Los Angeles BLAZING EYE sound lay somewhere between ZOUO, THE SEXUAL and QLOAQA LETAL. That is Japanese inspired hardcore punk with demonic vocals and hard as nail beats which is extremely hard to shake once you hear it. The four distorted tracks on this EP mix perfectly the low end reverb soaked Japanese influences with the best of the International Hardcore Punk of the early 80's. Making it a masterpiece of timeless punk. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records #95)

Descriptions for 8/8/15

BLASPHEMY - Fallen Angel of Doom... LP (gatefold)
"Fallen Angel of Doom...." is a monument of the black metal genre and still holds the magic that inspired an entire subgenre of black metal globally from Beherit in Finland, Abhorer in Singapore, Braindead in Malaysia, Impurity in Brazil, Dead Christ in the UK, Naked Whipper in Germany, to countless others. NWN and Ross Bay Cult are very proud to unearth this classic album once again on CD and LP formats. (Nuclear War Now Records #69)

YSENGRIN - Liber Hermetis LPx2
Formed in 2005 by multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Guido Saint Roch, Ysengrin has somewhat quietly compiled a discography that is worthy of the increased attention that it has more recently begun to receive following the release of its second full-length album, "To Endotaton," in 2012. Its previous releases, including a handful of demos and splits in addition to its first album, were originally pressed in relatively small quantities and thus did not receive the more widespread distribution they deserved. With this double-LP release, "Liber Hermetis," Nuclear War Now! seeks to correct this oversight by resurrecting the 2011 debut album, "Tragedies - Liber Hermetis," along with the 2010 demo, "Alchimete," in order to share their genius with a wider audience Music on this compilation is further bound by the artwork of Marko Marov, which not only adorns the cover of the gatefold jacket, but also is featured with an original drawing to accompany the lyrics of each song in a zine-style booklet. Also noteworthy is the fact that the lyrics have been translated for the first time from the original French into English for their inclusion in this release. As a whole, this document of Ysengrin's past serves as a perfect precursor toYsengrin's future, which in the coming months will include a series of four split LPs, with bands yet to be announced, that promise to serve collectively as the band's Opus Magnum. (Nuclear War Now Records #281)

THE WIPERS - Over The Edge LP
The bleak, hard-driven third LP by the Wipers (originally released in 1983) offers Greg Sage at his most chased and breathless, lashing out with sharp staccato notes as if melody were his only defense. While their debut LP provided the blueprint for grunge, and their second album recast the band as one of America's premier postpunk bands, it's "Over The Edge" that best exemplifies the Wipers' sound. The jagged, effortless guitar lines, the paranoid lyrics and raw-throated vocals and the taut, unified rhythms that define their sound bleed together most clearly on this LP, and it stands as both the best entry point for new fans and the most prevalent favorite of diehards. (Jackpot Records #82803)

VACANT LIFE - Pain Compliance 7" with download
The debut hardcore punk 7" by these new young Seattle miscreants. Four tracks of nasty chorused quick mid tempo meat. Unorthodox and standout tunage in the vein of recent groups like GAG or BACK TO BACK but with a wholly original take on the sounds. They've spent the last year or so getting strong and honing their craft. We expect great things to come. 400 copies on black vinyl housed in a heavy duty matchbook foldover sleeve. Art by J. Gallego. Sounds by Ian Crist. Mastered by W. Killingsworth. (Iron Lung Records #63)

RHYTHM OF CRUELTY - Saturated LP
Beautiful ethereal Post wave punk, driving guitars and atmospheric bass lines accompanied by Brandi's vocals make a perfect combination. It's the type of record you'll want to hear in a club or just sitting at home. Seriously is beautiful! Comparisons to bands like Cocteau Twins and This Mortal Coil come to mind at times on this record, however Rhythm of Cruelty takes the beauty of those two artist of the past and give a harder, darker, post punk edge and ambience. (Mass Media Records #34)

DEATHHAMMER - Evil Power LP (gatefold)
Comes with a large 18"x24" poster of the cover artwork. The third strike is deadly: DEATHHAMMER are back with the massively anticipated Evil Power. An iron-fisted statement of intent in both title and execution, Evil Power proves that this Norwegian duo continue to get better with age, retaining their original youthful enthusiasm which endeared Onward to the Pits to so many the world over whilst pushing their songwriting toward more mature but no-less-deadly ends. Once again, DEATHHAMMER are firmly committed to their blackthrashing metal here, storming with vengeance as if 1985 never ended, braving nuclear winter and eternal devastation, but make no mistake: Evil Power is no repeat of past glories. Like those eternal bands who find a special sound and continue to expand it without losing their identity, DEATHHAMMER render Evil Power a rollicking ride through past, present, and future, at once rawer and more refined, more manic and also more measured - but always, always VERY METAL. Because when all is said and done, Evil Power will always prevail! (Hell's Headbangers Records #140)

BARBATOS - Straight Metal War LP
At long last, Japan's BARBATOS returns with their first album in nearly a decade, Straight Metal War! A prolific force on the split-release front, Straight Metal War is BARBATOS' fifth album to date in 17 years of existence, and their first for HELLS HEADBANGERS. Helmed by Abigail mainman Yasuyuki, BARBATOS have become cult legends in the metal underground with their uniquely filthy 'n' sleazy brand of blackened heavy metal/punk. Possessed by sex, drinks, and metal, Yasuyuki here extols the virtues of high school girls and heavy metal forces, Witching Metal and Tokyo rock 'n' roll shows, Satanik Holocausts and of course the very real Straight Metal War. It's a dozen dirty songs that are immediately memorable, remarkably varied, and whose dirtiness simply won't wash off. Stock up on ammo and enter the Straight Metal War with BARBATOS! (Hell's Headbangers Records #150)

PORTAL - Swarth LPx2 (gatefold)
Comes with a 16-page LP size booklet in a Gatefold cover. The approach to Portal's style of death metal has always tread the fine line between sheer madness and the intricately artful. Cinematic in scope, like a death metal interpretation of The Cabinet Of Dr. Cagliari or the death metal soundtrack to an ancient silent arthouse flick gone terribly awry, Portal have pretty much transcended the interpretation of what death metal should portray, and simply inverted and twisted it to no end. Even moreso on "Swarth". Almost serving as the missing link between Portal's previous abominations (namely "Seepia" and "Outre"), "Swarth" continues to bring the band's aesthetic to new disturbing levels of unease. Musically, "Swarth" is very labyrinth-like, very claustrophobic and suffocating where twisted counterpoint and scathing dissonance merge with earth scraping atmosphere to unveil the inevitable rising chaos. (Hell's Headbangers Records #138)

SCYTHIAN - Hubris In Excelsis CD
At long last, maverick UK death metallers SCYTHIAN are set unleash a storm: Hubris in Excelsis, the band's highly anticipated second album. SCYTHIAN's first album for HELLS HEADBANGERS - and the first UK band to be signed to the label - Hubris in Excelsis marks the transformation of a little-known quartet into a serious contender. Heavily inspired by apocalyptic science fiction, morbid poetry, and the unlikely mix of Sodom, Bathory, and Angelcorpse - or perhaps more specifically, INRI-era Sarcofago, '90s Zemial, and Desaster's Tyrants of the Netherworld - here on Hubris in Excelsis, SCYTHIAN better the bold sound & vision triumphantly displayed across their celebrated debut album, 2009's To Those Who Stand Against Us, whilst retaining the unique, charismatic core that won them favor 'n' fervor in the international metal underground. From slow-burning beginning to bloody, battle-torn end, SCYTHIAN fire off ten, total-experience epics that are as engaging and invigorating as the last: almost narrative despite the hellfire and fury with which SCYTHIAN play, yet winding through a wide range of dynamic contours and subtly dusted with tasteful nuance. (Hell's Headbangers Records #145)

CIANIDE - Death, Doom And Destruction CD
HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to unleash a special reissue edition of CIANIDE's classic Death, Doom and Destruction, set to be released on CD and a double-LP vinyl edition in slipcase! One of the cultest names in American death metal, CIANIDE have stuck to their guns for over 25 years now, patiently building a canon that's unrivaled in its consistency and trend-free philosophy. Theirs is a Metal of Death that's simple, straightforward, and effectively primitive: blunt-force trauma informed by Hellhammer and Chicago forebears DeathStrike, but with a sewer-dredging atmosphere all its own. Released in 1997, during an era where death metal was definitely in the doldrums, CIANIDE's Death, Doom and Destruction stuck out like the proverbial sore thumb, eschewing gore, breakdowns, and blastbeats in favor of time-honored traditions like DEATH, headbanging gallops, and immediately memorable songwriting. Bolstered by clear-yet-cutting production, the album found its way to a faithful set of diehards upon its release, but its stature would grow upon its 2008 re-release, which featured new (and more fitting) artwork by underground maverick Putrid Matt - and with the band's glorious rebirth with 2011's HELLS HEADBANGERS-released Gods of Death, the demand is higher than ever for classic CIANIDE crush. As a special bonus, this edition of Death, Doom and Destruction will include the doomed 'n' disgusting Rage War 1996 demo and The Truth 7" as bonus tracks, the latter including a cover version of the Master title track and a 1996 version of "The Dying Truth." (Hell's Headbangers Records #155 CD)

NOTCHES - Huge 7"
New Hampshire band that's ex-Billy Raygun and sounds like a modern version of how the best 90's Superchunk stuff sounded mixed with very slight touches of modern pop punk and 90's emo. (Hip Kid Records #19)

GIDIM - s/t cassette tape
One-man Chicago black metal project that's a member of VACUUS, STRANGER, FINAL GRIN, etc. Second wave Norway meets modern USBM. (Hip Kid Records #19.5)

(restock) KHMER/AFTER FOREVER - split LP
Khmer is a Spanish bracken hardcore band formed in Madrid, Spain in 2012. They're composed of member from Ictus, neo crust band which gets overwhelming support even after they stop, and Spanish melodic death metal band, El Ego,Another Kind Of Death,Become Wealth. The sound sublimed from their career is standing out in that scene. This work is a mark of their history continuing from Ictus, and overture of a new story. After Forever is chaotic hardcore/heavy metal band from Chiba, Japan. They were '00s hero in domestic scene and its emotive sound, which is evolved from '90s punk, hardcore, heavy metal, already consolidates extraneous originality in that scene. Split with 3cm tour was the only their work and is put a premium on, and hit the roof, however they haven't announced any release or information after that, which keep fans in Japan waiting for a new release. In 2012, all of a sudden they restarted after tentative break and its resurrectionary work packs 5 songs including cover of NOFX's song. Keeping its fever as it was, unique sound brings intensity and melancholy. (Long Legs Long Arms Records #2)

(restock) SL'S3 - Con La Venda Hacia La Pared CD
SL'S3 is a neo crust, emotive hardcore band that formed in A Coruña harbor city of Spain in 2000. Members are from neo crust band Madame Germen and grind core band Nashgul. They broke up like burning out after releasing 6 songs demo in 2003, and the 10" album "Con La Venda Hacia La Pared." The members are doing great in Blunt and Hongo and they're deeply involved in the scene. SL'S3 hasn't receive any recognition for some reason, and no one knows a lot about it, however its sound was a cross over of neo crust and post punk, moreover brought up a new possibility of the scene. This "Con La Venda Hacia La Pared", which they consolidated its originality in, has been discontinued for a long time after they stopped, is being released as an official renewed CD. (Long Legs Long Arms Records #3)

(restock) GHOSTLATE - Paradigm Shift 3" CD
GHOSTLATE formed in 2009, the current line-up was completed in 2012. Performing 2-3 gigs a month mainly in Hachioji, Tokyo. Organizes the self-produced events named "Hekihou" (breaking the walls). The latest EP, "Paradigm Shift" is a mini CD, including 3 songs. Heavily influenced by Archives, La Quiete, Raein, Suis La Lune, The Miles Apart, Cap'n Jazz, American Football, Mutiny On The Bounty, Yaphet Kotto, Sora, Malegoat and those kinds of music. (Long Legs Long Arms Records #1 CD)

Descriptions for 8/1/15

DISCHARGE - Toronto '83: In The Cold Night LP
Discharge are one of the greatest punk bands of all time, and this 1983 set captures them in ferocious form. Rescued from an old tape, the sound is violent, dirty and powerful, a raw document of a raw band blazing through 14 tracks of relentlessly furious hardcore. Fully legit and authorised, not a bootleg, with insert and poster. One-time press of 1000 copies only. (Ugly Pop Records #58)

MAXIMUM ROCK'N'ROLL #388 (September 2015)
MRR #388, the September Issue, features interviews with New Orleans freak-punks MYSTIC INANE, Texas snot-punks VIDEO, and Memphis's "groove masters" EX-CULT. We've also got conversations with PURE DISGUST (at the forefront of the NWODCHC), TERRY HAMMER (Toxic Reasons' manager and a first wave San Francisco punker), Canada's Hired Goons (oi! oi!) and Greece's GUTTER. Plus, a tour diary from PERMANENT RUIN's recent European tour and a back-n-forth with 1859 Records. Plus all the reviews and columns that you love! Get in touch if you need to update your order or if you have any questions. (Maximum Rock'n'roll #388)

IVY - A Cat's Cause, No Dogs Problem 7"
NYC's Ivy returns with their new 7", A Cat's Cause, No Dogs Problem. This new EP takes everything that was great about their debut 12" and condenses it into a four-track platter consisting of their strongest material to-date. Claustrophobic and judgmental hardcore punk that resembles little else these days. "I'll say it one time loud, forever Ivy proud. (Katorga Works #43)

KOWARD - Desperate 7"
Koward return with 4 Blasts of UK inspired heavy dbeat. Staying away from the epic side of things, Koward keeps their songs catchy and punk. For fans of Doom, Disrupt and raw punk that's also music. (Side Two Records #8)

GREEN BERET - Cult Of State 7"
Green Beret picks up right where the "Violence Is Their Currency" 12" left off, delivering another dose of pummeling no-frills hardcore punk with "The Cult of State" EP. The sound is firmly rooted in the past (think "Another Religion, Another War" filtered through "Dehumanization") but Green Beret takes the frantic energy of the previous 12inch, and add a more aggressive recording for their strongest material yet. If you're looking for triviality, look elsewhere. "The Cult of State" is a six-track glimpse at a horrifying future. (Side Two Records #6)

TECHNYCOLOR - Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien LP
Comes with a 24 pages 'zine/booklet. Another Swiss punk band from Geneva, that did a singlein 1979. Both songs "Bunker" and "Tot 77" became Swiss punk classics. On this record you will find for the first time their early repertoire of all their songs and a 20 page booklet (Fanzine) in French and English with tons of informations about the band members. The record was released in co-operation with the former band members, Static Shock from Berlin and Lurker Grand from Swisspunk. Limited edition of 400 copies. (Static Age Records #22)

CULT VALUES - s/t tape cassette
Brand New Demo from a new berlin Punk / Postpunk / Punkrock combo. 8 Tracks. ONE CATHOLIC GUILT // MINUS APES MEMBER!! (Static Age Records #22.5)

VASTUSTA - s/t Demo tape cassette
VASTUSTA - Fucking pummeling hardcore, faithful to Finnish hardcore tradition. Razorsharp guitar, tumbling bass, shredding drum fills, and commanding screams in Finnish - fucking perfect. All the elements of classics like BASTARDS and MELLAKKA, with fresh anger and relevant for today. Best new straight-up Finnish hardcore I've heard since KIELTOLAKI. Please don't break up before doing a 7"! Insanely great! Members of Kieltolaki. (Static Age Records #24.5)

AMERICAN NIGHTMARE (GIVE UP THE GHOST) - The Reunion Documentary Blu-Ray Disc
American Nightmare (Give Up The Ghost) is one of the most important and influential hardcore/punk bands of the last two decades. On December 29th and 31st, 2011, the last known incarnation of American Nightmare (Give Up The Ghost) reunited to play their first shows in almost eight long years. Years in the making, Deathwish, Inc. is proud to present the official footage from these two historic hardcore shows in their entirety on 1080p Blu-Ray and HD digital formats. Blu-Ray Disc includes digital download. (Deathwish Records #178 DVD)

PLANES MISTAKEN FOR STARS - Mercy LP
Deathwish is proud to announce the reissue of "Mercy" from Planes Mistaken For Stars, their much-beloved and highly influential 2006 album. Along with newly revamped packaging, this definitive version has also been remastered from the original 1/2" tapes by Brad Boatwright at Audiosiege (Sunn O))), Modern Life Is War), sonically making it more powerful and textural than ever before. Produced by Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Cursive), "Mercy" is a beautifully dark and melodious masterwork that is affecting in ways rarely experienced. Now available on colored vinyl with a gatefold cover. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Deathwish Records #181)

RED DEATH - Permanent Exile CD
In 2014, DC's RED DEATH came out of the gate and obliterated everyone with one of the best hardcore demos of the year. Their first recorded output channeled the sheer brutality and precision of crossover classics like Animosity and Cause for Alarm, without straying too far from the rawness and reckless abandon of hardcore punk. On their new LP, Permanent Exile, Red Death delivers exactly as we hope a band with a strong outset should - with an even more powerful and focused follow up release. While influences on Permanent Exile range from Negative Approach to The Accused to Anti-Cimex, one thing is made clearly evidently: Red Death are first and foremost a hardcore band. As hardcore and punk get more fractionalized each year, they are band that puts emphasis and importance on the music they are creating, rather than what scene they fit in or what uniform they are wearing. Permanent Exile is the record for those of us who appreciate every facet of hardcore, punk, metal, and all genres in between - and that says a lot in 2015. (Grave Mistake Records #76 CD)

(respress) ELLIOTT - U.S. Songs LP
Elliott's debut full-length, "U.S. Songs," came with a lot of hype in the independent music scene,
as their previous single had garnered much positive press. Aggressive guitars storm out of the gates with the track "Miracle," and for the rest of the album the band never lets up. For people wanting to understand indie rock music, Elliott is a worthy point of entry, encompassing emotional heights and depths along with the tight musicianship that is expected from a genre known for wearing its heart on its sleeve. New pressing now available on red vinyl. Vinyl version includes digital download of this record. (Revelation Records #68)

(restock) GREEN BERET - Violence Is Their Currency LP
10 Tracks of Discharge meets Totalitar inspired hardcore. Building from the 2010 demo, Green Beret return a heavier and speedier band while still focusing on catchy songs and staying away from current noise core trappings. Essential for fans of hardcore. Members of Social Circkle, No Tolerance, Confines, Failures, and more. (Side Two Records #4)

Descriptions for 7/25/15

NO PROBLEM - Kid Killer 7"
Three new tracks from Canada's NO PROBLEM. "The Killing Game" starts with a slow build, increasing tension with an eerie guitar line not far from something East Bay Ray would pump out during the Dead Kennedys' classic run. The song shifts momentum with ease and precision before it eventually evolves into an eruption topped with an anthemic shout. "Eyes of ISIS" stays a little closer to the classic hardcore formula, with the rumbling bass line acting as the rigid backbone in conjunction with the pounding drums. "Never See the Sun" rides on the same post apocalyptic slant the Subhumans (UK) capitalized upon in the early 80s. The song displays an icy disposition that screams of desolation. Frankly it's a fantastic way to finish of the EP. No Problem are able to put forth an eclectic group of songs in a short amount of time, all the while sticking to a basic hardcore template. Many bands struggle to handle the weight of their influences, but No Problem are able to maintain a cohesive sound without sounding like a simple retread. (Deranged Records #266)

FUCK YOU PAY ME - Public Disgrace LP
Fuck You Pay Me's second LP. An American hardcore band from Cleveland Ohio with Tony Erba on vocals from former bands GORDON SOLIE MOTHER FUCKERS and NINE SHOCKS TERROR. Hardcore tunes with hooks. For Fans Of INFEST, GORDON SOLIE MOTHER FUCKERS,NINE SHOCKS TERROR,UNIFORM CHOICE,FUCKED UP. (Deep Six Records #222)

URANIUM CLUB - Human Exploration LP
In this era of blogs, instant virtual collection, and high school kids who are sometimes more informed than the maniac collectors of 25 years ago, its rare to come across a band with a truly refreshing and original take on punk rock. Well, if that's what you've been waiting for, then look no further than the Minneapolis Uranium Club Band. Sure, there's lots of familiar touchstones on "Human Exploration" - you can picture these guys having a home on the Dangerhouse roster at times, and their nervous, herky jerky riffs lead one to assume they've spent a lot of time listening to Hardcore era Devo - but taken as a whole this record is an entirely different animal than the sum of the band's apparent influences. Even though they have obviously put a lot more thought into their sound than your usual genre purists, this record rages with the best of them from start to finish. Want to hear the state of punk rock art circa 2015? Look no further. (Fashionable Idiots #53)

WARWOUND - A Huge Black Cloud The Demos 1983 CD
Dormant for nearly a third of a century, originally formed in 1982 by (then) bassist Damian Thompson & drummer Andy Baker (joined by Freaky Freeman on vox & Anarchy Mole on guitar).WARWOUND spat & cursed out three demos of 'fast, no bullshit, hardcore punk' through late 82/early 83.Heavily influenced by the sounds of the time (Discharge, Crass, Rudimentary Peni, Motorhead, Bad Brains etc) the band played a handful of gigs around the midlands area of the U.K.before in the autumn of 1983 Damian & Andy were enlisted to join the VARUKERS. WARWOUND as it was, ceased to be. During their time in the VARUKERS, the pair recorded two WARWOUND numbers which were to be featured on the classic VARUKERS album 'Another Religion, Another War'. Since that time some thirty years ago the original WARWOUND demo tapes have been copied & circulated many times through underground circles of D-beat noise enthusiasts. The emergence of Sacrilege in 1984 also added to keep interest alive in the old WARWOUND material. Finally now, these hugely influential recordings (25 tracks, 15 songs in various versions) are made commercially available for the first time, to co-incide with a brand new version of the band (featuring orginal member Damian Thompson alongside past and present members of VARUKERS, DISCHARGE, STAMPING GROUND, DECADENCE WITHIN , SACRILEGE and others) who have a new album and gigs planned for later this year. A must for all lovers of D-Beat Hardcore Punk!! (Boss Tuneage Retro #82 CD)

DOCTOR BISON - The Bloated Vegas Years LP (with CD) or CD
The next band to be given the Boss Tuneage comprehensive reissue treatment is the mighty DOCTOR BISON! Formed in the early 90s as an allegiance between South Wales and the North East, when Baz and The Rev from THE ABS teamed up with Dickie Hammond, guitarist of LEATHERFACE and HDQ . Over the course of the next decade the band would cement themselves as one of the finest melodic punk / rock bands from the UK through a series of singles and EPs and constant touring in Europe. Now for the first time all their recordings are brought together in the form of two discography reissues. The first instalment, "THE BLOATED VEGAS YEARS" compiles the 11 tracks from their first three releases recorded 1994-1996. All tracks have been totally re-mastered to give them some 21st century beef This is the limited Edition Coloured Vinyl LP which includes a CD in PVC wallet of all tracks (because download codes are shit) whilst stocks last. Completed with brand new artwork From Welly at Creator Graphics and liner notes from singer/guitarist Baz Oldfield, this is a must own for all fans of UK melodic punk rock. (Boss Tuneage Retro #26)

DOCTOR BISON - Dewhursts: The Musical / Bring It On 2LP (with CD) or CD
The next band to be given the Boss Tuneage comprehensive reissue treatment is the mighty DOCTOR BISON! Formed in the early 90s as an allegiance between South Wales and the North East, when Baz and The Rev from THE ABS teamed up with Dickie Hammond, guitarist of LEATHERFACE and HDQ . Over the course of the next decade the band would cement themselves as one of the finest melodic punk / rock bands from the UK through a series of singles and EPs and constant touring in Europe. Now for the first time all their recordings are brought together in the form of two discography reissues. The second and final instalment, "DEWHURSTS: THE MUSICAL / BRING IT ON" compiles the tracks from their 1998 and 2002 releases of the same name, but also includes 4 bonus previously unreleased tracks - three studio demos from the Wessex Studios session, plus previously unreleased track "Marshall Artillery" a stripped down acoustic version recorded by Baz of a song that was never officially released - until now!. All tracks have been totally re-mastered to give them some 21st century beef This is the limited Edition Double Coloured Vinyl LP which includes a CD in PVC wallet of all tracks (because download codes are shit) whilst stocks last. Completed with brand new artwork From Welly at Creator Graphics and liner notes from drummer The Rev JD Oldfield, this is a must own for all fans of UK melodic punk rock. (Boss Tuneage Retro #27)

PETER BLACK - Clearly You Didn't Like The Show CD
Peter Black is best known by not only his nickname Blackie, but also as the singer / guitarist of Australian pop punk rock legends the HARD-ONS for the past 31 years! Such is Blackie's constant work ethic with his music, that he has amassed tons of extra songs that don't necessarily fit for either HARD-ONS or his other band NUNCHUKKA SUPERFLY. "Clearly You Didn't Like The Show" is Blackie's fourth solo album, and is released to co-incide with his first ever solo European tour (whilst HARD-ONS take a well earned break after their 30th anniversary world tour last year) which runs from late August through to mid October all across Europe. (Boss Tuneage #95)

GEOFFREY OI!COTT - Sticky Wickets LP (with CD) or CD
Geoffrey Oi!cott - everyone's favourite sports themed street punk band - are back with third album "STICKY WICKETS" . Since the release of the critically acclaimed debut "THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE GOOGLY", and follow up "No 1 Hits", the band have found themselves mentioned numerously in the UK national press such as The Daily Mirror and BBC2 TV due to recording the walk on music for BDO Darts World Championship Quarter Finalist Garry Thompson as well as mentions/features in publications such as NME, Vice and The Guardian as well as several plays and mentions on Steve Lamacq's 6 Music show, and even mentions on Test Match Special! Coupled with eye catching artwork which is a trademark of the band, "Sticky Wickets" features 10 street punk anthems, six songs about cricket and four that come under the title of "arrows and shit" about Darts and Robin Hood. The album is released to co-incide with the band's seventh consecutive appearance at the Rebellion Festival where they have become firm favourites. Limited Edition Coloured Vinyl LP with CD included. For fans of COCKNEY REJECTS, COCK SPARRER, 4 SKINS, PROFFESSIONALS etc. (Boss Tuneage #96)

STONE THE CROWZ - Protest Songs 85-86' LP/CD
"Stone The Crows and fuck the pigs and pass the ammunition..." 1982, Death Church by the magnificent Rudimentary Peni never left our turntables and a year later we would use the above lyric to name our little anarcho outfit. Many thought using the Z to replace the S at the end of Crowz was just a case of punk rock spelling but in fact it was to ensure we were not mistaken for the Glaswegian Blues Rock band of the same name. Formed in East London/Essex, a mutual love of Crass and all things anarcho first brought Trevor Speed and Trevor Delasalle together and the band was formed. After several false starts with different musicians we finally found what we were looking for in Steve Beatty (drums) and Matthew Sheath (bass). Very quickly we had a set and made our live debut supporting The Subhumans. A baptism in fire, we were mostly awful but had a ball. In just under a year we were in the studio and recorded our first six track demo in 1985. All the anarcho subjects were covered but with three vegetarians and one vegan in the band our real passion was animal rights. NOTE; Steve went on to release the seminal 'Out From The Void' EP by Anti-Sect which helped kick start a whole new genre of punk metal/crust which in turn inspired Trev S and Matt to form Axegrinder. (Overground Records #148)

PARANOID VISIONS - Cryptic Crosswords LP/CD
Paranoid Visions formed in Dublin in 1981 and are Eire's longest-running punk band. "Cryptic Cross Words" is the 5th album that Paranoid Visions have released since their 2006 reboot. Add to this the multitude of singles and a myriad of historical re-releases and compilations and it becomes clear that Paranoid Visions are a band who are not content to sit back and relax or attempt to trade on past glories. Indeed founder members Deko and P.A are of the opinion that there are no past glories with the recent releases being more reflective of what the band were about in the first place. Cryptic Cross Words, a culmination of a year's recording and writing is an attempt to craft a specific album with a specific modus operandi. The album is an aesthetically beautiful white vinyl LP with free CD and 16 page booklet which includes a real cryptic cross word and word search on the sleeve (hint...the answers may all be song titles!) (Overground Records #147)

TRAGIEDIA - Punk Til Destruction 88 to 89 LP
Todo Destruido's newest release chronicles Tragiedia's 2 demos from 1988 and 1989 that were never officially released, just passed around through tape trading circles and some select tracks more recently released as a split tape with PSI by Malarie Records. You might recognize some of their songs from Post Regiment's "Tragedia" LP. Tragiedia was a late 80's polish band that played raw HC/Punk with anger and fury. For fans of Siekiera (1984), TZN Xenna, etc. Mastered by Smoku of Post Regiment. (Todo Destruido #26)

DRAPETOMANIA - s/t 7"
Drapetomania released one of the best demos last year in my opinion, so I was stoked when they agreed for me to do a 7" for them. Drapetomania's sounds is not easy to describe, as they mix South American punk with melodic/Oi! influences while still keeping it raw and aggressive. Intead of me trying to describe it I will post a link to the song so you can hear for yourself. Limited to 500 copies on full color offset fold out sleeve. Members of Mata Mata and Tuberculosis for those keeping tabs. (Todo Destruido #16)

NERVOSAS - s/t LP
2nd self titled album (first for Dirtnap) from hard-touring Ohio dark-punks. An improvement on their (also awesome) first album in every way. The fast songs are meaner and more aggressive, the slower songs are more textured and atmospheric. Impeccable recording, truly impressive musicianship (not a compliment you'll hear us at Dirtnap throw around very often) and songwriting inspiration to burn. This goes way, way beyond the "punk kids playing post punk" thing going around these days. Fits in perfectly on the darker end of the Dirtnap Records spectrum, alongside suck fine company as The Estranged, The Splits, Autistic Youth Truly an important and epic mind-bender of an album. (Dirtnap Records #140)

RADIOACTIVITY - Silent Kill LP
Seems pretty safe to assume that almost no one doubted Radioactivity's ability to follow up their 2013 Dirtnap debut with something equally stunning. Frontman and chief songwriter Jeff Burke (The Marked Men, The Reds, The Potential Johns) has certainly done more than enough to earn that kind of expectation and pressure. But Silent Kill, which finds Burke backed by Marked Men compatriot Mark Ryan and two-thirds of Bad Sports (Daniel Fried and Gregory Rutherford), does more than merely match the virtues of its self-titled predecessor. Radioactivity's first LP was rightly hailed as a sort of sequel to The Marked Men's remarkable run through the first decade of the millennium, and while Silent Kill bears the unmistakable hallmarks of that band's tightly wound "Denton sound," Radioactivity can now lay claim to a sonic territory of their very own. Burke's distinctive hooks dig as deep as ever, but the scope of his vision has expanded, and now that the Burke/Ryan/Fried/Rutherford all-star team has had some time to cohere, Radioactivity can do all sorts of damage in less than thirty minutes. (Dirtnap Records #138)

NO WEATHER TALKS - Undoing Defeat LP
With members distributed between the northern German towns of Hamburg and Kiel, punk-pop five-piece NO WEATHER TALKS is set to release their debut-album 'Undoing Defeat' in 2015. Following two EPs and extensive touring, with shows from Athens to yearly appearances at Gainesville Florida's FEST, their first LP sums up the band's first years and gets to the heart of their sound. Equipped with plenty of experience from respective members' past Hardcore- and Punk-projects, NO WEATHER TALKS draws inspiration from the vast musical landscape between 90s indierock, postcore or contemporary postpunk. Their songs attempt to rephrase the political within personal issues, reflect upon their own privilege and sometimes scream it out loud. (No Idea Records #347)

FREAK VIBE - Cuss Gang" b/w "Jesus in the Kitchen 7"
From the sewers of Seattle comes Freak Vibe. They play punk in the vein of The Cramps and The Stooges. That means heavy on the cool guitars, the blues vibe and the scummy attitude of those early punk bands that just loved primitive and simple rock and roll. If you cried when Lux Interior died, you think that Poison Ivy is the best guitarist in the world or are just like me, a poseur that rediscovered The Cramps just a couple of years ago and now think it is the best band in rock history, then Freak Vibe is for you. This guys and girls are doing a Spring Tour. Check them out they are good. First time I saw them in their native Seattle they blew me away, they are like wild animals with instruments. The drummer is Latino and one of the most violent hitters I have seen, the guitarist has the moves and nice facial hair, the bass player has STYLE and cool hair and the vocalist is just Latino scum.They are even playing a few fests here and there, just in case you go to those kind of events. (CV Records #36)

WANUY - s/t 7"
Wanuy is from Lima-Peru. Hardcore is a big part of their life. The same way poverty, anger at the injustice and love for a better world is. This is not a choice, it is simply part of their life in Peru. This is an important document. Lima, Peru is a place were people know how to make hardcore. From the same people that brought you DHK comes Wanuy. "Wanuy" means death or eclipse. It is in Quechua, an Andean language spoke in Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. Musically Wanuy plays hardcore in the vein of bands like Ataque Frontal with some hints of italian hardcore here and there. (CV Records #29)

ORQUESTA EL MACABEO - La Culpa/Se Pone Dificil 7"
This is, without a doubt, something different for CV, Orquesta el Macabeo does't really play the raw hardcore punk style that is most associate with the label. Instead you get 70s influenced big band salsa from Puerto Rico made by/for punks. This is not a gimmick, it is not some fusion bullshit, but just good old salsa played properly from the poorest neighborhoods of Puerto Rico. This band got really huge in their native Puerto Rico and toured the world a couple of times. They released a couple of 12", but this is their seminal single (and best songs) that started everything. (CV Records #18)

SEA OF STORMS - Dead Weight LP
When the 3/5 of the post-hardcore outfit Mouthbreather formed Sea of Storms in 2012, they brought together a varied archive of influences from Jimmy Eat World to 400 Years to Coheed and Cambria. However, Dead Weight sounds nothing like these bands. What Dead Weight (to be released on Tor Johnson and Self Aware Records) does sounds like is a rock record from a time when Danzig and Smashing Pumpkins were considered fresh, filtered through the distilled punk essence of late-1990s angsty indie rockers such as The Get Up Kids and Blank. Having played together for six years, Sea of Storms' dynamics are impressive. From bassist John Martin's rolling bass lines to drummer Chris Brown's propulsive, metered beats, Sea of Storms has found their groove. Singer/guitarist Brandon Peck makes an excellent front man, creatively filling in space with feedback, riffs and vocals. Take, for example, the hazy rock tracks such as "Weak Ones" and "Crimson Tide". Dramatic moments ebb and flow with a series of guitar and vocal interplay as the rhythm section holds down the fort, calling to mind Walter Screifels' projects or a more aggressive, spaced out Hot Rod Circuit. (Tor Johnson Records #29)

(restock) ALL AGES: The Rise and Fall of Portland Punk Rock 1977 to 1981 book by Mark Sten
Arguably THE definitive account of the early Portland underground Punk scene, ALL AGES provides a blow-by-blow history written by someone who was there to witness it all. Mark "Sten" Stanley was a participant in most aspects of Portland's proto-Punk music culture, playing in bands, organizing concerts, and helping to lay the foundations of what was to become a world-class music scene. Stanley lays it all out in this treasure trove of dirt, gossip, and opinionated commentary. ALL AGES features a wealth of information about all of the major players of Portland's early punk scenes - WIPERS, SADO-NATION, NEO BOYS, SMEGMA, STIPHNOIDS, RATS and POISON IDEA, as well as scores of lesser-known but equally compelling groups like ICE-9, the CLEAVERS, KINETICS, RUBBERS, LO TEK, and many more. Featuring more than 300 pages of never-before seen photos, flyers, and artifacts, this book is a must-have for anyone interested in the 1970's American Punk culture and the beginnings of Punk Rock in general. (Reptilicus Press)

(restock) LOS CRUDOS - Doble LP Discografia LPx2
We got the last 100 of this double LPs. Once they are sold out it is gone. We can't get any more after this. This double LP is a benefit for Maximum Rock'n'roll magazine, and is limited to 2,000 copies. It features 66 Los Crudos songs in total! It also comes with a 40 page booklet filled with Crudos lyrics, photos and flyers! Crudos was one of the most intelligent and powerful hardcore bands from the 1990s, and this double LP is a fine tribute to their amazing output, plus by getting this great discography you are also helping to support Maximum Rock'n'Rolls ongoing mission to document the hardcore/punk scene! (Maximum Rock'n'roll Records #17)

Descriptions for 7/18/15

THE AFTERNOON GENTLEMEN - Grind In The Mind 7"
Three songs in seven minutes of booze-soaked grind-violence from Leeds, UK. This is the true NWOBPJPV (new wave of British power joogle pogger violence. US Pressing, cover colors vary. (To Live A Lie Records #107)

LAPINPOLTHAJAT - III LP
Havoc Records presents the third LP from Finland's Lapinpolthajat. Hard hitting Finnish punk drawing heavily on the tradition of late 70's and early 80's bands like Lama and Appendix. The cold northern regions have produced these hard, direct, catchy and memorable punk songs. Comes with a poster and with Lyrics translated into English. Pressed in Europe, North American distribution by Havoc, split release with Kamasat Levyt, Hoehnie and some other labels for Europe and Brazil. (Havoc Records #1252)

NOT LIKE YOU photo 'zine
New photo issue with 40 pages of punk and hardcore bands... including X, Sheer Terror, Faction, Blast, Swiz, Sick of It All, Fugazi, Negative Approach, 7 Seconds, JFA, CroMags, etc... (Not Like You 'zine)

(restock) MCRAD - Lion Pure LPx2
You can't have a discussion about Skate Punk without the name McRad. Formed by east coast skateboarder Chuck Treece in the early 80's, McRad instantly left a mark on the Philly punk scene. Their initial ep "Dominant Force" and the full length "Absence of Sanity" became instant skate rock classics. An appearance on Thrasher Magazine's Skate Rock Vol. 2 compilation coupled with their music being used in classic Powell Peralta skate videos like Ban This and Public Domain all but assured McRad would go down in skate punk history. Contains both the Absence of Sanity LP and Dominant Force 12" (both out of print on vinyl since the mid 80s) the tracks from Thrasher Skate Rock Vol 2 and more. Also features HR from Bad Brains on 2 tracks. Comes with a free digital download. Look for the band to hit the road this summer to promote the record as well. (Not Like You Records #4)

Descriptions for 7/11/15

MAXIMUM ROCK'N'ROLL #387 (August 2015)
It's time for Maximum Rocknroll #387, the August 2015 issue! Philadelphia's SHEER MAG discuss livin' in the city and their new record, CADAVER EM TRANSE (featuring a member of RAKTA) talk about life in the concrete jungle of São Paolo, and JUANITA Y LOS FEOS give us a taste of life in Madrid. The mind behind BUCK BILOXI AND THE FUCKS and GIORGIO MURDERER provides a window into his madness through a two-part interview with Eric Oblivian and Layla Gibbon. The NO-TALENTS prepare for their upcoming reunion tour, Stockholm's DATA CONTROL still love HÜSKER DÜ, and Bob Suren and the VICTIM PARTY reflect on growing older in punk. And Aklasan Records talks Filipino hardcore distribution and promotion in the United States! Plus, a photo spread from Boston's Smash It Dead fest by Angela Owens and a cover by Cretins of Distortion creator and MRR columnist Emmy Ramone. And, as always, all the columnists you love to hate and the most extensive record, book, zine, demo and film review sections in punk print! (Maximum rock'n'roll #387)

DISCLOSE - Tragedy LP
180 Gram record housed in a paste on board sleeve. Indiscriminate cruelty to common people: the slogan could be about war or it could be about your eardrums while listening to 'Tragedy.' Disclose's first LP is a landmark of cacophonous, guitar-forward noisy hardcore. Heavily influenced by classic 80s Swedish raw punk, these fifteen songs perfect the unrelenting formula as only Kawakami could. Originally released in Japan on the cult label Overthrow in 1994, this reissue restores the fierce original mix two decades later. It differs from the mix on later represses hailing from Uppsala, where Swedish bombshelter-dwellers keep the flame alive. This authorized reissue reproduces the original artwork, with insert. Crack your brain up! (La Vida Es Un Mus Records #101)

DISCLOSE - Yesterday's Fairytale, Tomorrow's Nightmare LP
180 Gram record housed in a paste on board sleeve. Layer upon layer of noise and distortion, like ashes of nuclear apocalypse raining down. The final LP Disclose released, in 2004, captured the band at a high point. When other d-beat raw punk bands were running low on ideas, Kawakami reinvented the sound, incorporating more metallic influences like Broken Bones while still sticking assiduously close to the template. Originally released for Disclose's tour of the US west coast, 'Yesterday's Fairytale, Tomorrow's Nightmare' includes ten tracks and closes with a rampaging masterpiece, the 10-minute 'Wardead,' which exists on another astral plane from generic Discharge copyists. This authorized reissue reproduces the original artwork and includes a new insert with liner notes by Stuart Schrader. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records #96)

CHAOS ECHOES - Transient LPx2 (gatefold deluxe tip on jacket booklet)
Among the most highly anticipated releases on NWN! for 2015 is the debut full length release byChaos Echoes. Regarded as a whole, "Transient" is unlike any other metal release to date. A perfect synthesis of conservative reverence for tradition and iconoclastic novelty, Chaos Echoesaccomplishes with this album something that, arguably, no band has ever successfully done before. Comes housed in super deluxe tip on gatefold jacket with spot UV gloss + 20 page 12" booklet and A2 poster. (Nuclear War Now Records #271)

THE SQUATS - Noise Overdose 7"
Official reissue of one of the scarcest Dutch punk records. Hailing from Nijmegen Squats were popular from simply being a bunch of punks which loved to fuck shit up. Raised on a steady diet of SHAM 69 and COCKNEY REJECTS which they covered on their demo tape it is a mystery what happened to them before recording their 'Noise Overdose', in my eyes simply a perfect teenage inept punk record. The five tracks within this EP are catchy, aggressive and exemplifies perfectly how the second wave of punk had spread everywhere by 1981 and the influence of what we now call UK82 was really present. Reissue maintaining the original design of the artwork except for the size which made most original copies in circulation in poor condition due to its oversize nature. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records #98)

VULTURES - s/t 7"
Official reissue of another of the scarcest Dutch punk records that was listed in the top 25 European punk rarities in Record Collector. THE VULTURES hailed from Epe, in the middle of the Dutch Bible-Belt. They recorded this 4 Track EP in 1981 that overtime has became impossible to find. Which is a shame as it is simply a masterpiece of Dutch Punk. Loud, proud and snotty, the sound is based around a trademark chainsaw guitar tone, plodding bass, passionate vocals and overall a clear UK influence. Without doubt if this band was english they would have been on Riot City, Rot or Secret Records or seen supporting the MAU MAUS, THE EXPLOITED or both DISORDER's (Bristol and North East). Reissued replicating the artwork as originally printed but adding a few unseen full colour pictures on the reverse sleeve. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records #99)

BLAZING EYE - s/t 7"
Originally released in USA on Los Angeles based Overdose Records and selling both presses of the record immediately. LVEUM finally makes BLAZING EYE's debut EP available in Europe in preparation of what we hope will be BLAZING EYE tour next year. Hailing from Los Angeles BLAZING EYE sound lay somewhere between ZOUO, THE SEXUAL and QLOAQA LETAL. That is Japanese inspired hardcore punk with demonic vocals and hard as nail beats which is extremely hard to shake once you hear it. The four distorted tracks on this EP mix perfectly the low end reverb soaked Japanese influences with the best of the International Hardcore Punk of the early 80's. Making it a masterpiece of timeless punk. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records #95)

PEASANT - Go to Hell LP
Debut 12" LP from the New Wave of Houston Heavy Metal, Peasant. From the portrait of torture on the cover to the galloping Judas Priest riffs hopped up on home-mad speed, Peasant's Go to Hell is an album with equal adoration for classic European metal and the ghastliest thrash from America's underbelly. These Houstonians mix Midnight's greasy, grindhouse attack with Mercyful Fate's aesthetics and the rotten punk of the Murder Junkies. Pound a beer, crush the can in your fist, and punch the sky to these twisted tunes. Watch out for these weirdos during their fall west coast tour later this year. Self released and limited to 500 vinyl. (Peasant Records #2)

LUNCH - Let us Have Madness Openly LP
Another great post punk band from Portland? BELIEVE IT. Lunch is a young band that has matured quickly and being among bands both locally and sonically such as ESTRANGED, ARCTIC FLOWERS, BELLICOSE MINDS, UNDERPASS, and SHADOWHOUSE has treated their brooding mixture of post punk and downtrodden garage well. ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN and GUN CLUB are two of the most apparent influences as LUNCH don't shy away from melody and a pounding mid tempo punk backbone, while retaining the austere tones of THE MOB and CHAMELEONS. Immediately catchy and well produced with lots of extra instrumentation (saxophone , synth, etc) to give this record a full sound worthy of their 80's influences. (Mass Media Records #32.5)

ANNEX - Despues de VI LP
Young dark punks from a border town in Texas give the classic goth rock sound a well needed raw punk update. The distorted effect driven guitar theatrics are intact, but they are given extra bite as they shine from behind shadows of feedback. Vocalist Nikole sings in desperation and fury without abandoning melody, giving this record a hard-core edge. Its hard to hear where the post punk influences end and the dark melodic hard-core begin, which is a great thing in my opinion! Not dance floor goth music for sure but sure to tear up a post punk club near you and knock you and your drink to the ground. (Mass Media Records #36)

STUPORHERO - Clams? LP
Seattle punks STUPORHERO serve up a 9-song 12" record full of fast, fun, garage-fueled punk rock, including the vinyl-only cover of Tom Petty's "Breakdown." BUZZCOCKS, RAMONES, DESCENDENTS, RADON, and SUPERCHUNK influences bounce around in step with more recent upbeat contemporaries like WIMPS, UNNATURAL HELPERS and TOUGH AGE. Featuring members of TARANTULADA and BIG CRUX, the band's songs are short, filled with hooks, harmonies, catchy melodies, and shout-out choruses: toe-tappers for basement kicks and party-jams for working stiffs. Razorcake says "Then the music came on and I got happy. Really fucking happy. It's poppy surf-punk, done well. Really fucking well." (Basement Tape Records #12)

WINTERCOFFIN - Forest of Blitzkrieg 7"
Wintercoffin was childhood friends Rob Evil (guitar and drums here, vocals and guitar for Memphis thrash unit, Evil Army) and the late Jimmy Blitzkrieg (vocals and bass here, born Jimmy Lee Lindsey and known elsewhere as Jay Reatard). At the time of Wintercoffin's inception, Jimmy had been playing bass for Evil Army, filling in for the previous original bassist Sgt Death. Rob and Jimmy spawned Wintercoffin out of their love for 90s Black Metal, going for an emulation of Darkthrone, Burzum and Bathory. This 7", their only finished recording, ends up incorporating thrashier, hookier elements in the vein of Aura Noir and 90s Dødheimsgard. Side one is Forest of Blitzkrieg, an honest homage to the genre with a lampooning of lyrical subject matter about an evil forests full of dead Nazis. Side two is etched with appropriately grim artwork. Wintercoffin went on hiatus as Rob continued to write and tour with Evil Army and Jimmy focused on his solo career. Unfortunately, Jimmy would pass and additional Wintercoffin recordings would not be realized. (Blak Skul Records #1)

SEXFACE - Village Life 7"
GBH influenced punk from Montreal, Canada. (Distort Reality Records #28)

AUSENCIA - s/t 7"
LA's AUSENCIA put to vinyl 4 songs from their excellent demo tape. Remixed and mastered, these tracks sound better than ever. AUSENCIA features regulars of the LA punk scene but brings a much more melodic punk, even French Oi-influenced feel to their sound. Comparisons therefore gravitate towards Camera Silens or Komintern Sect, which are not unfounded. The songs are uplifting with gruff vocals and a knack for superb song structure. The title track "Ausencia" is an unstoppable anthem, just try not to sing along with the chanting chorus again and again and again. Art done by Krab and risograph design/packaging by Abe Social. Color vinyl for the first 45 mail orders. (Verdugo Records #6)

FERRIDAY - Under the Western Sky LP
Under The Western Sky is the debut LP from Ferriday. Ferriday is a newer band from the Albany, NY Area. This record contains 10 songs that mix the spirit of band's like Crazy Horse with 80's college rock bands like Husker Du, Dinosaur Jr. and the Minutemen. (Shock To The System Records/Ferriday #1)

THE AFTERNOON GENTLEMEN - s/t LP (gatefold+heavy vinyl 180g)
"Who are the Afternoon Gentlemen? They are everyone and no-one. As familiar as the midday sun, yet nameless, faceless. They inhabit doorways, alleys and halls in every town, yet they are no-men, invisible, everywhere and nowhere. Like the Tambov wolves, they pass silently in the night. They are the hunger and thirst that sting our bellies, the curses that we cower from and the blessing we dream of. They are ectasy and misery at once, the poison and the cure." Père G. Bru. Self-titled debut 12" LP 2015. 16 tracks/20 minutes. 500 copies. 180g black vinyl. Gatefold sleeves. Artwork by R Storrow. Recorded at Silent City, Leeds . POWER GRIND FAST PUNK or die. You know them from many split ep's with CHIENS, SUFFERING MIND, OSK, CYBORG. (Communal Grave Records #38)

VERTIGO - s/t 7"
Spain's Vertigo, who follow up their cracking demo with these 4 new stick-in-your-head numbers. They keep it simple, with basic chord structures, punchy vocals, and catchy choruses. Had me thinking Crosta jamming on No Hope For The Kids, with Warsaw whirring away in the background. But hey, what do I know! The moody 'Inoren Inon' is especially great and for some reason I kept half expecting Jeff Pezzati to chip in on vocals. A great job by Tadpole for sticking this EP out and further exposing some cool Spanish sounds. (Tadpole Records #54)

(restock) HANK WOOD AND THE HAMMERHEADS - Stay Home LP
Hank Wood And The Hammerheads have been playing sporadically, gaining fans with every show and selling out show after show in their native NYC. Their irreverent live show is incendiary showing a really angry front man backed by a volatile band playing the nastiest keyboard garage punk you can imagine. They're one of the most unique and exciting bands in punk today... kinda surfy, kinda garagey riffs augmented with Sonics style farfisa organ, a supplementary percussionist that makes some totally wild rhythms, and vocals that are more like really simple rapping than any punk vocalist you've heard before. It's a wild combination, but it's completely infectious, as anyone who has heard the band will tell you. Definitely one of the best LPs of 2014. (Toxic State Records #9)

(restock) DAWN OF HUMANS - Slurping At The Cosmos Spine LP
Well, here it is: the Dawn of Humans LP. This is probably the most anticipated record to come from NYC this year and for good reason. After being a band for about eight years, Dawn of Humans have emerged as the most unique of the already exemplary NYC hardcore punk bands in recent memory. Each release has been better than the one before, and this LP continues that trend. There were always two things I wished were different about the Dawn of Humans 7"s: 1. cleaner recording and 2. more space on the format for the band to stretch out and have no time limitations. Well, that's exactly what this LP accomplishes and without having to operate within the confines of a 7", the band has created their magnum opus, a much stranger and, dare I say, less conventionally punk than their previous material. This record exists completely outside of the stale confines of contemporary hardcore punk and while that may turn off some, I think it makes it one of the best records in recent years. (Toxic State Records #21)

BLASTING CONCEPT - Sloth Rocket LP Influenced by Blast, SST, RKL, and Annihilation Time, Blasting Concept expertly melds '70s rock with early '80s SoCal hardcore. Goleta, Santa Barbara, and Ventura have a long history of this sort of ear damage... there is a reason that these cities produced RKL, Annihilation Time, Rat Pack, and Blasting Concept. The only odd thing is that Blasting Concept is releasing an LP on Ebullition Records, which doesn't normally release such rock influenced records, however, Jeff Capra, one of Blasting Concept's two guitarists, was also in Manumission which Ebullition released over 20 years ago. Jeff has actually been in a million hardcore bands over the last 25 years... Like It Or Not, Manumission, Holier Than Thou?, Become, Broken Needle, Embassy, Ochre, Surprise Vacation, and probably a few others as well. When guitarist Calvin (formerly of Bone Explosion) started Blasting Concept back in 2009 he was heavily influenced by Blast, but over the years the band has become more and more influenced by '70s rock while still retaining those original Blast influences. Blasting Concept has previously released an LP and a 7" on It's Alive, which are both sold out at this point. Blasting Concept is also featured in the June issue of Thrasher skate magazine! (Ebullition Records #61.5)

(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)

ORCHID - Dance Tonight!! 10" (black/yellow 50/50 vinyl)
Repressed! Ten blasts of chaotic fury and emotive noise on a cute little 10". The Orchid sound is even more aggressive than on their 12", and anyone that enjoyed any of their previous releases will be floored by these songs. Tuneful, vicious, throbbing, and chaotic hardcore played with finesse, heartfelt energy, and a wee bit of arty pretense. Repress of the Chaos is Me LP in the works as well. We went all out this time with each record being 50% black and 50% yellow (they were supposed to be 50/50 black/yellow, but the pressing plant did it wrong). (Ebullition #46)

(Scene Support/restock) JOHN HENRY WEST - Door Bolted Shut LP (comes with bonus CD)
Scene Support version is hand numbered and includes a silk screened plastic dust sleeve, and a Scene Support spine wrap. In the works for what seems like an eternity, Ebullition finally brings the John Henry West discography into existence. John Henry West played 50 shows between the fall of 1992 and the late summer of 1993. Side A of the LP features the 4 tracks from their 7" on Gravity Records, and side B features their songs from the "3/12/93" compilation and "A History of Compassion and Justice?" compilation LP, as well as 2 previously unreleased songs. The bonus CD features the original 6 song demo, their final live show at the Gilman (7 tracks), and a live set that they played on WUSB Radio in July of 1993 (9 tracks). The LP comes with a CD sized booklet with lyrics and photos. John Henry West members also played in Fuel, Navio Forge, Bread & Circuits, Sawhorse, Torches To Rome, Sixteen Bullets, End of The Line, Please Inform The Captain This Is a Hijack, and plenty more! (Ebullition Records #60)