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Descriptions for 10/17/2020

ALIEN NOSEJOB - Once Again The Present Becomes The Past LP
Non-stop rocker Alien Nosejob, aka Jake Robertson, returns to earth with his second full-length record of 2020, finally bringing the high-octane hardcore punk side of the band to an LP. Hot on the heels of January's "Suddenly Everything Is Twice As Loud" LP, Nosejob carries on their winning streak and wordy album titles with "Once Again The Present Becomes The Past", which instead follows in the footsteps of the November's "HC45" 7" merging early 80's hardcore and late 70's NWOBHM. "Once Again The Present Becomes The Past" started life as a concept record about Australia's first and largest air raid, the 1942 Bombing Of Darwin. However, while grappling with this heavy subject-matter, something from Norm Macdonald's book, of all places, stuck with Jake: "The Present Became Past Again". History is forever repeating itself. It continues to happen. It will happen again. As the record took shape, it was fleshed out with the help of his new reel-to-reel recorder, turning crust and hardcore influences into the dark and cold array of songs documented within. Find out why Alien Nosejob is one of the rare signifiers of both quantity AND quality. (Iron Lung Records #155)

GAG - Still Laughing LP
Following up 2016's "America's Greatest Hits", GAG are back with 12 certified fresh bangers that will leave you breathless and sweaty. All the mid-tempo thump, crisp searing riffs and maniacal vocal pepper you've come to love are there in full steel but the crew has turned up a couple surprises for you here as well. I won't spoil it by writing more about it, you'll just have to check it out for yourself. Trust GAG, trust Iron Lung Records and, most importantly, go trust yourself. (Iron Lung Records #164)

SIEGE COLUMN - Darkside Legions tape cassette
NWN demons SIEGE COLUMN return with their second long play "DARKSIDE LEGIONS." Instead of jumping to new studios and engineers, the band continues to use simple equipment and production tools as they have in the past. If you are looking for something polished, advanced or otherwise consistent with industry standards - prepare to be disappointed. What you have here, instead, is advanced songwriting, better vocal delivery and savage energy across the board. SIEGE COLUMN focused on solely making a great metal album that balances being unique and remaining familiar. That balance, combined with the band's complete disregard for what their peers are doing, resulted in a unique record that is totally unlike what you hear in the "overground" metal world. SIEGE COLUMN represent evil metal before sub genres put every style into a box and the period before there were clear lines of what extreme thrash could sound like. One listen of DARKSIDE LEGIONS will make you understand that this is the kind of album you can put on and accidentally crash your car to. (Nuclear War Now Records #491 TP)

PROCLAMATION - Advent Of The Black Omen CD/tape cassette
Few bands working within this subgenre have so successfully delivered such aggressive and violent onslaughts and few have remained so faithful to the blueprints established by Blasphemy, Beherit, Impurity, Sarcofago, etc. This is not a "retro" band, however. These releases easily stand alongside the classics produced by those masters. Among the seemingly endless tide of Bestial Black Death bands released each month, few can be as favorably compared to the pregenitors of the genre. Proclamation is one of the few that can. (Nuclear War Now Records #50)

PROCLAMATION - Messiah Of Darkness And Impurity CD/tape cassette
Few bands working within this subgenre have so successfully delivered such aggressive and violent onslaughts and few have remained so faithful to the blueprints established by Blasphemy, Beherit, Impurity, Sarcofago, etc. This is not a "retro" band, however. These releases easily stand alongside the classics produced by those masters. Among the seemingly endless tide of Bestial Black Death bands released each month, few can be as favorably compared to the pregenitors of the genre. Proclamation is one of the few that can. (Nuclear War Now Records #88)

PROCLAMATION - Execration Of Cruel Bestiality CD/tape cassette
Few bands working within this subgenre have so successfully delivered such aggressive and violent onslaughts and few have remained so faithful to the blueprints established by Blasphemy, Beherit, Impurity, Sarcofago, etc. This is not a "retro" band, however. These releases easily stand alongside the classics produced by those masters. Among the seemingly endless tide of Bestial Black Death bands released each month, few can be as favorably compared to the pregenitors of the genre. Proclamation is one of the few that can. (Nuclear War Now Records #128)

PROCLAMATION - Nether Tombs Of Abaddon CD/tape cassette
Few bands working within this subgenre have so successfully delivered such aggressive and violent onslaughts and few have remained so faithful to the blueprints established by Blasphemy, Beherit, Impurity, Sarcofago, etc. This is not a "retro" band, however. These releases easily stand alongside the classics produced by those masters. Among the seemingly endless tide of Bestial Black Death bands released each month, few can be as favorably compared to the pregenitors of the genre. Proclamation is one of the few that can. (Nuclear War Now Records #209)

CRY OUT - More Echoes of A Question Never Answered. Why? LP
RIP Rosie Davis. The More Echoes Of A Question Never Answered... Why? 12" is the posthumous release of Rosie Davis's solo project. On it the Nova Scotia artist poured all her soul into four very special songs, which were not fully completed by the time of her passing. The DIY recording is crude and rudimentary, and obviously influenced by the golden era of British anarcho punk but with nods to so many colourful elements. Mixing CRASS, FLUX OF PINK INDIANS, HONEY BANE and SAD LOVERS AND GIANTS to create a very personal drum machine fuelled punk record. With very personal lyrics giving the recording a layer of intimacy and creating a record clearly of its time. The sleeve artwork was designed by Rosie herself with a back cover pieced together with some artwork the family had. The record comes with an 8-page lyric booklet in a 300 press and the proceeds for its sale will be donated to Rosie's family.. (La Vida Es Un Mus #228)

CHAINED TO THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN - The Vestige LPx2
Chained to the Bottom of the Ocean is a monolithic doom metal band based out of Western Massachusetts. The Vestige is a collection of all of their previous works which are all long out of print and highly sought after. Chained has found a fan-base with their high volume live shows and presence. The Vestige collects all the tracks from Decay and Other Hopes Against Progress, I Carry My Awareness of Defeat Like a Banner of Victory, and Tell Me What You See Vanishing and I Will Tell You Who You Are, within a tri-fold jacket double LP with new original art work by Blial Cabal. Inner panel art work by Alex Rojas - referencing the original releases' art. Chained has toured up and down the East Coast and throughout the Mid-West playing shows alongside other titans in doom metal such as Thou, Come to Grief, & Black Pyramid. (Redscroll Records #25)

AFTER - s/t 7"
NYC tactical krust guerillas. 5 tracks battle ready punk. Members of Extended Hell, Headsplitters, Vagra. (Desolate Records #23)

LEPROPHILIAC - Necrosis CD
Morbid death metal played by old school ghouls with grooves and moves capable of curdling and corroding human flesh. Gravely dual vocals perfectly compliment these mid-paced mutations! No feigning the disease here as this music is thoroughly rotten and putrid! (Rescued From Life Records #132 CD)

IMMORTAL FATE - Beautiful/Faceless Burial CD
Death Metal from the Bay Area recorded Winter of 1993. Re-mastered 2019. First time ever on CD. Also includes the Faceless Burial 7". (Rescued From Life Records #126 CD)

TRIAGE - s/t CD
This is some extremely pissed off, deservedly unapologetic, overwhelmingly violent, and oddly addicting grindcore throwing hooks your way constantly, precisely to wherever you're bleeding the least at any given moment. (Rescued From Life Records #133 CD)

THIS WILL DESTROY YOU - s/t (10th Anniversary Edition) LPx2 + 7"
The self-titled studio album from This Will Destroy You was originally released in 208. The 10th anniversary edition features the previously unheard track "Language Of Memory" exclusive to this release. The album's art and packaging features a brand-new variation on the original artwork printed on reverse board gatefold jacket with a stunning black and Pantone metallic-gold color scheme. (Dark Operative Records #10)

(restock) SATAN'S RATS - What A Bunch Of Rodents LP
Satan's Rats formed in Evesham, Worcestershire in January 1977, with an average age of just seventeen. Songs like the anthemic 'Year Of The Rats' about the demise of the old fart groups, their appearance at the Birmingham Punk Festival and support to the Sex Pistols at the Roxy soon saw the band build a large following and inevitably drew them to the attention of record labels. Their first demo earned them a deal with DJM Records. Hardly a punk label, home to Elton John and the enigmatic Rikki Sylvan who produced their first two singles. The first single 'In My Love For You' was released in 1977. Bob Geldof reviewed in the NME and slagged it off. The second single 'Year Of The Rats' released early in 1978 fared no better, sinking without a trace. For their third single 'You Make Me Sick' they had Vic Maile (Dr Feelgood/Fruit Eating Bears) as producer. He managed to capture the anger of the band perfectly and this single, released in 1978 was undoubtedly their finest moment. Julie Burchill reviewed it in the NME, she hated it. Later that year Paul Rencher quit, the band recruited vocalist Wendy Wu, changed their name to The Photos, signed to Epic and had a hit album. All three Satan's Rats singles are highly prized collectors' items and have been heavily bootlegged on punk compilations, one series even naming itself 'Year Of The Rats'. 'What A Bunch Of Rodents' is a vinyl compilation of their singles and six studio recordings unreleased at the time and contains an insert with sleeve notes from Steve Eagles and photos and memorabilia. (Overground Records #177)

Descriptions for 10/10/2020

DYSTOPIA - The Aftermath LPx2
Street Date October 23rd. 12 tracks + 16 page booklet. Download card included. Pressed onto Clear Vinyl. Contains all Dystopia tracks off of The Aftermath 12" (1-4) Backstabber 7" EP (5-7), Dystopia/Skaven split LP (8-11), and Dystopia/Suffering Luna split 7" (12). (Tank Crimes Records #116)

SCHOLASTIC DETH - Bookstore Core, 2000-2002 LP
Steet Date October 16th. This LP collects all studio recordings by SCHOLASTIC DETH between 2000-2002, including the "Killed By School," "Revenge of the Nerds" and "Shackle Me Not" EPs, along with a grip of compilation and unreleased tracks. SCHOLASTIC DETH were fast, bibliographic thrashcore that celebrated books, concrete and the spirit of HERESY. 39 songs, remastered, with updated liner notes, gatefold insert with photo collage and download card. Limited to 700 copies. Released October 2020. (625 Productions #263)

HEALER - Resurgence 7"
The newest initiates in the West Bay Koalition, HEALER drops a ferocious debut EP that is some of the tightest, fastest thrash heard in awhile. Translating the barbarity and anger of CROSSED OUT into the idiom of West Bay legends like NO LESS, AGENTS OF SATAN, and IMMORTAL FATE, HEALER is going to be a force to reckon with. 10 songs in just over 5 minutes. West Bay all day! Limited to 500 on black vinyl; co-release between 625 and From the Head of Zeus Records. Released October 2020. (625 Productions #264)

HORSEWHIP - Laid To Waste LP
With members hailing from the likes of Reversal Of Man, Early Grace, Combatwoundedveteran, Order of Importance, Sutek Conspiracy, and more, HORSEWHIP delivers a dose of crusty, gnarled, noise-drenched hardcore anthems. The eleven tracks on Laid To Waste clock in just shy of twenty-seven minutes, an album fans of His Hero Is Gone, Cursed, Acrid, Pg.99, Orchid, etc should not miss. (Financial Ruin Records #30)

POWERPLANT - A Spine/Evidence 7"
Back in stock! Now grown out of the bedroom and operating as a fully functional band, London via Ukraine's POWERPLANT follow up last year's 'People In The Sun' LP with this new 5 track banger. The Devo/Tubeway Army/Screamers/Lost Sounds comparisons are still there but also the weirder tracks are weirder, the faster tracks are faster and is Theo fucking crooning on the opener? One way to find out. To better days! (Static Shock Records #76)

THE ZITS - Back in Blackhead LP
The Zits were a short-lived phenomenon, forming in February 1981 and disbanding upon graduation from Oakton High School in late May. Initially dubbed Nic Beery and The Zits, the group quickly shortened things to The Zits while rehearsing and playing a mix of basement parties, high school events, and community centers. Within a few months, The Zits had a solid repertoire of punk originals and covers, which included The Ramones and The Undertones (see track 5 for a great version of "Can't Get Over You"). Inspired by a classmate who had pressed a solo 45, The Zits pre-sold copies of their very own single, and booked time at Eastern Recording in Glen Burnie, Maryland to record their two strongest tracks. Produced by Scott Wilson of regional new wave act The Intentions, the two tracks - "Sick on You" and "Beat Your Face" were quickly mixed and sent off to be released as a 45 on singer Nic Beery's own Olympic Records. Both tracks are total teen punk hits with great snotty vocals, crunchy guitar, keyboard, and some of the best dry heaves ever committed to tape! Nearly 40 years later, the single - and it's appropriately low-brow picture sleeve - has gained a reputation as a bonafide Killed By Death/Bloodstains-comp level hitter, and appears here remastered from the original 8 track tape. But that's not all! The Zitmusic archives yielded an incredible cache of unreleased cassette material taken from rehearsals and live shows. "Back in Blackhead" also features 7 previously unheard cuts, including what could have been the second Zits single - the killer "Bertha Was a Slut", the warped twelve bar "No Dough Blues", and several other exuberant teenpunk anthems. The Zits may have not had the sex or the drugs, but they certainly tackled the rock'n'roll better than most other class of 1981 bands can claim. After receiving a promo copy of The Zits 45, Greg Hawkes of The Cars replied via postcard, "I played your record and thought it was pretty ridiculous." Thankfully that ridiculousness has been preserved on "Back in Blackhead" - the ultimate Zits collection. (Feel It Records #45)

THE GENERICS - Cost Cutter 7"
The Generics were a group shrouded in the darkest corners of punk rock obscurity. Only 200 copies of their lone 7" single, 'The Bitt' b/w 'Cost Cutter' were pressed in 1983 - with the majority of copies being pre-sold and distributed to...get this - their Junior High School classmates! It wasn't until 2019 that a collector turned up a copy of the 7", eventually locating a band member that had the foresight to copyright the record back in '83. A grip of stock copies from the band began to circulate, blowing away even the most seasoned punk rock collectors. "How the hell has this never been comped on a volume of Killed By Death?!" was a thought surely echoed among those that were hipped to the record. The story behind the band is just as great. The Generics formed in Cross Lanes, West Virginia - a small town surrounding Lake Chaweva, just outside the state capital of Charleston. It was a tight-knit scene of bored kids growing up in the early years of Reagan-era America. Early skateboard culture - and it's close ties to punk rock - became a major influence on the three 12 year olds who would form The Generics, their first band. They bummed money at school and cut grass to buy gear, playing to their classmates in the Junior High gym, at parties, half pipe jams - wherever and whenever they could. With the help of a couple older siblings, the band booked one day at Barnhill's Recording, just over the state line in Ashland, Kentucky. They recorded seven tracks total - picking 'The Bitt', written about a classmate's deranged mother who bred Shih Tzus and the harder rocking 'Cost Cutter' for the single. After pre-selling enough 7"s, the band returned to Barnhill's who pressed up 200 copies on their studio label. Shortly after the release, guitarist Steve Sadler's family picked up and moved out of state, putting an end to the group. However, The Generics left behind a few tracks from the Barnhill's session, the best two of which have been rescued from tape and included on this expanded reissue EP for the first time ever. The "Cost Cutter" 7" EP is packaged in a hand-stamped picture sleeve featuring an insert with photos and band history given by all three original members, plus a download code. (Feel It Records #44)

TOTALITAR - Heydays Revisited 7"
Fight For Your Mind Records presents "Heydays Revisited", a 5 track 7" EP of re-recordings or different mixes of early TOTALITÄR materials. If you liked the MULTINATIONELLA MORDARE 7" you will LOVE this one. Absolutely skull crushing swedish hardcore punk! Mastered by Jack Control at Enormous Sound Mastering in 2020. This release will defenitly bring you back to another time. Here you hold a piece of swedish hardcore history. Any swedish hardcore enthousiastic knows that you just need to pick this up and judge for yourself !!! Be fast because these won't be around for long. These versions of these songs recorded in 1987 and 1988 and don't appear on any other record. (Fight For Your Mind Records #3)

SEIZED UP - Brace Yourself LP
In a dismal time period characterized by increasing lawlessness amongst corrupt politicians and an out of control power elite, more Americans' rights seem to be ripped from our Constitution with every coming day. Out of this whirlwind of disaster comes four like-minded veterans of the hardcore scene, inspired by a time period that makes the Reagan era look timid in comparison. Features members of Bl'ast!, Good Riddance, The Distillers, The Nerve Agents, and Fast Asleep. (Pirates Press Records #265)

THE SLACKERS - Blue/Blue (dub) 7" (color vinyl)
Normally, in the months leading up to arguably the biggest election in our lifetimes, you wouldn't want to go about releasing a new record for your band... unless of course that song was a taste of the color and voice you want to lend to the dialogue. In only a way they can, these creative and inspired, NYC legends trumpet this incredible musical metaphor onto the stage at a time when it's crucial to maintain steady rage and rhythm to help push through sorely needed change. Complete with a proper dub version riding the B-side, this classically inspired single absolutely needs to be part of your fall 2020 soundtrack. (Pirates Press Records #267)

(repress) COKE BUST - Confined LP
Repress on clear vinyl. Washington DC's COKE BUST deliver nine more raging blasts of full on hardcore in its rawest and most primal form. "Confined," the band's latest release on Grave Mistake since 2011's "Degradation" EP, is their most intense work to date; which says a lot considering the sheer ferocity of the band's previous output. This is no surprise however, considering Coke Bust have spent the past seven years of their existence resing to rest on their laurels; constantly refining their style and successfully outdoing themselves with each release. For the unacquainted, Coke Bust deliver their own brand of no frills fast hardcore, taking cues from bands like SIEGE, INFEST, and YOUTH OF TODAY. Fully embracing the "less is more" philosophy, the fat has been completely trimmed on "Confined," leaving nothing but prime cut at 45 revolutions per minute. The US pressing on Grave Mistake pressing also comes with a huge 24x36 fold out poster. (Grave Mistake Records #67)

(repress) NECROT - Blood Offerings LP
Debut full length from Oakland's old school death dealers, Necrot. Eight tracks for fans of Autopsy and Bolt Thrower. LP packaged in gatefold jacket with midnight black foil stamping. Digital download card included. Former members of Acephalix, Vastum, Saviours, Watch Them Die, Caffa, and Atrament. (Tank Crimes Records #104)

Descriptions for 10/3/2020

(unburied copies) DYSTOPIA - s/t LP
Life Is Abuse and Tank Crimes found these buried away. These are not a repress, but leftover copies from the last Life Is Abuse pressing. Once gone they are gone. The final Dystopia full length! This record contains 6 new tracks, plus a cover of an unreleased song by Dino's old band CARCINOGEN. Recorded at Tim Green's LOUDER STUDIOS during various sessions between 2004-2005, this record is the last chapter of Dystopia's existence writing bleak and heavy doom ridden punk. Crazy shit as we know them for! (Life Is Abuse Records #40)

LOUD NIGHT - Mindnumbing Pleasure LP
Run wild in the streets. Attack, assess, adjust, and reattack as we prepare for another LOUD NIGHT. Alerting all ears to the hell we hear, as all the world's eyes stare at the Mindnumbing Pleasure they fear. This debut LP swells with the strength of the street and swiftly penetrates corroded ancient engines with slick lubricating down beat hardcore punk metal madness. This mean-machine belt-feeds you 13 bursts of roaring black motor magic that only runs hot and never shuts off. Both black and yellow wax provided by fellow Richmond essential artillerists Vinyl Conflict. "We need it now more than ever! It's gotta be loud or never!!!" (Vinyl Conflict Records #31)

CONTRAST ATTITUDE/THE KNOCKERS - split 7"
Two bands hailing from Japan come together with very different styles to give you the CURIOSITY NOT TO DRY 7"! CONTRAST ATTITUDE as a three piece offer two tracks of Dis-Bastard hardcore noize punk. THE KNOCKERS deliver two tracks of catchy melodic punk rock! Both bands have an extensive output dating back to the late 90's. This is a must have to complete both bands collections. (Distort Reality #54)

EXECUTORS/MALE PATTERNS - split 7"
Executors (NJ) have been around since 2013. On this release Executors contribute two catchy UK82-inspired anthems, reminiscent of bands like Last Resort or Poison Idea. Male Patterns (Albany, NY) return with three new songs and their heaviest material to date. Male Patterns play straightforward hardcore punk in the vein of bands like Inepsy, Negative Approach and Black Flag. (Shock To The System Records #26)

BEYOND PAIN - Born To Die, Why Are We Waiting LP
Heavy, heavy, heavy is pretty much only way to describe Los Angelis's Beyond Pain. 4 songs of uncompromising power. Formed after the demise of LA's powerviolence band DEADBEAT and having members of DESPISE YOU, you don't need to imagine how heavy this is. 4 songs, one sided limited 12" on oxblood vinyl. 300 made. (Atomic Action Records #91)

DEVILS DEN - Barbed New Religon LP
KC/MO's Devils Den plow through their new release "Barbed New Religion" with a feverish pace grinding through 12 songs of heavily Japanese influenced hardcore. With members in both DD and SPINE they've managed two US tours in 2019/2020 with their brother band RESTRAINING ORDER. Amazing cover artwork by Beau Richie (Preskool Dropouts/Jocks Blood) and great chipboard packaging. Limited marble vinyl. 300 made. (Atomic Action Records #92)

BITTER BRANCHES - This May Hurt A Bit LP
Low key hardcore legendary vocalist Tim Singer (DEADGUY/KISS IT GOODBYE/NO ESCAPE/PROCESS BLACK) returns with his first regular band in awhile with Bitter Branches. Heavily influenced by 80's/90's DC and Chicago acts like Swiz/Fugazi/Shellac musically with Tim's uniquely powerful strained vocals over layed brings a unique sound to a familiar sound. First 300 copies on silk screen/numbered covers featuring Tim's incredible artwork. (Atomic Action Records #95)

PI$$ER - Crushed Down To Paste LP
They're back! And upping the ante in the d-beat/hardcore with weird saxophone stakes! The material is dynamic, moving from the thrashing anti-fascist bile of Nazi Rhythm to the beguiling, almost soulful, Dance in the Light of Your Burning Bridges, the five minute+ ending to the record, channelling NEU! As much as IMPALERS or DISCHARGE in its urge to break away from a destructive past and start anew. This isn't punk-by-numbers and it never will be. Some have called PI$$ER a d-beat/hardcore/punk "supergroup" and, in fairness, they do feature members / ex-members of DOOM, ANTI-CIMEX, THE DOMESTICS, SORE THROAT, THE SHITTY LIMITS, REVENGE OF THE PSYCHOTRONIC MAN, PERSONNEL, WOLFHOUR, BEAT THE RED LIGHT, BRING THE DRONES, TOKYO LUNGS, UNICORN FART SUGAR, CABRO and more, but this band aren't resting on their 'members of' laurels, they have a sound that no one else is making. (SPHC #115)

SPYROIDS - s/t 7"
The debut 7" by Spyroids, the new band of The Coltranes folks and it's equally demented and obtuse as The Coltranes ever were even if the ugly noise rock style has been swapped out for synths and electronics. We didn't make many and half the pressing is already out the door. (SPHC #114)

TOTALLY CRACKED - Bala Boi Biblia 7"
The debut 7" by Totally Cracked, new band of the Lo-Fi folks. USHC-style straight from Brazil, 10 songs in 10 minutes, nothing but FUCK BOLSONARO and FUCK TRUMP set to a backdrop somewhere between Minor Threat and Circle Jerks. Timely! (SPHC #113)

CHARLES MANSON - Way of the Wolf LP
80's prison recordings on vinyl for the first time. Limited to 300 copies. New liner notes by Nikolas Schreck. Mastered for vinyl by Thomas Garrison. Cover artwork by Jef Whitehead. Co-release with ATWAR. Full color jack and double sided insert. (Parasitic Records #121)

CEREBRAL ROT - Spewing Purulence 7"/cassette tape
Two new tracks of filthy NW death metal. Fresh off their debut full length for 20BuckSpin this recording serves as a return to a less polished recording. For fans Demilich, Moondark etc. 700 copies pressed. (Parasitic Records #134)

NOT LIKE YOU PHOTO 'ZINE 1980's skateboard photo 'zine
1980's Photo Issue. 80 full color half sized pages. All submission issue of lost 1980's photos featuring amateurs from all over as well as Mark Gonzales, Steve Rocco, Ian MacKaye, John Gibson, Tim Kerr and others. (Not Like You Photo)

NOT LIKE YOU PHOTO 'ZINE #8
Issue 8.... 52 full color full size pages featuring artist Bobbydrawsskullz, Adam Richards the man behind Skater-Con in Phoenix, a tribute to Todd Youth, a huge interview with Tim McMahon of Mouthpiece/Search and other great bands along with skaters Rob Mertz and Jade Ryan. (Not Like You Photo 'Zine #8)

Descriptions for 9/26/2020

AGRESSION - SSL LP
16 song LP from these Oxnard, CA (Nardcore) legends. This LP includes demo tracks, live recordings, studio tracks...All from the 1980's. Only 300 pressed (hand numbered) and was pressed on colored vinyl (hot pink) and includes tons of inserts/lyric sheet/poster/stickers. (It's Alive Records #222)

COME HOLY SPIRIT - Undiscovered Land LP
Undiscovered Land is the fourth full length album from the Pittsburgh based trio Come Holy Spirit, and their second Water Wing release. The eight tracks on Undiscovered Land run the gamut of riotous joy and eerie angst. Displaying the angular chops and polyrhythmic twists and turns, the band's come to be known for. Recorded in the spring of 2019 by Don Godwin. Gina Favano's (singer/bass player) lyrics vacillate from acknowledging the fleeting beauty inherent in life (in tracks like "Tedious and Brief"), to spewing righteous indignation about 45's border wall ("AWOL") and the Me Too movement ( "Working Women Are Pissed"). Music for the revolution! (Water Wing Records #29)

FINAL EXIT - Young Guy of Noize picture disc LP
Japan's noisecore legends return with 11 new studio tracks on a beautiful picture disc LP. This record is a concept/tribute record to the "young guy" movie series. Note - music on one side only. Beautiful artwork on both. (Haunted Hotel Records #105)

INCINERATED/DETERIORATION - split 7"
Australia vs Minnesota. Absolutely relentless , furious, and brutal grinding death! (Haunted Hotel Records #110)

HAGGUS - An Assemblage Of Appendages CDx2
Massssive 101 track collection containing all the tracks from a shitload of split 7" inches and cassettes. All long out of print stuff. Artwork by the legendary morbid mark! (Haunted Hotel Records #112)

V/A - Aborted Anomalies cassette compilation
Absolutely disgusting compilation with 8 different bands. 8 way worldwide split goregrind/gorenoise cassette. All real drums, no drum machines. All new tracks from Girth, Masticated Polyps, Mxixixtxaxvxwxixsxrxixmxo, Botched Anastomosis J-Pouch, Cystgurgle, Metrorrhagia, Amputation Saw, Schizophrenic Disorder Into Human Race Collapse. (Haunted Hotel Records #115)

CULTURE SHOCK - The Humanity Show LP
New LP of this English punk/ska band formed in 1986 by Dick Lucas, previously of The Subhumans and Citizen Fish. Six tracks of skanking angry witty skapunk with a bit of dub. Lyrics were mostly dealing with social and political issues, from cruelty to animals, Northern Ireland, war, and social alienation. (Blind Destruction Records #6)

BLEACH EVERYTHING 'ZINE ISSUE #3
Issue #3 of Bleach Everything's self-published zine. This issue's main piece is a lengthy conversation with author Chris Terry on his new book, Black Card, and growing up mixed race in and out of the punk scene. Also in this issue is an in-depth analysis of Deathprod's "Occulting Disk" and Colin Tappe's theological examination of Andrew Lloyd Webber's fever-dream Cats musical. (Dark Operative/Bleach Everything #3)

LIFE FORCE - Hope And Defiance LP (color vinyl)
Life Force is a straight-edge hardcore band out of Texas/Oklahoma. The group was formed in 2018 with a clear focus: the mission of paying homage to the sound, aesthetic, and spirit of classic youth-crew inspiration, albeit with a darker modern twist, while expressing pertinent socio-political themes and opinions through engaging lyrical content and a poignant on-stage message. With these combined elements, Life Force strives to forge a bond between band and audience, whether that means in a live setting or otherwise, that reinforces the core idea that a scene, a city, and even the world can be changed for the better through critical thought, persistence of will, and an ongoing commitment to first embodying this positive change at a personal level. Vinyl version includes digital download. (New Age Records #86)

V/A - Nardcore For Life LP (color vinyl)
"Nardcore For Life" showcases the 805 (Oxnard, CA, and surrounding areas) hardcore punk scene during a moment of time when it is better than ever. Featuring 24 brand-new, exclusive songs, this comp spans generations, from the old-school stalwarts (Ill Repute, Stalag 13, False Confession) to the new breed (Dead Heat, Civil Conflict). It also captures the full diversity of this often overlooked scene, from indie-rock notables No Motiv to grindcore maniacs Sordo, and from D-beat rippers Combat Shock to tongue-in-cheek rockers Dad Brains. New pressing now available on cardinal and gold split vinyl. LP includes digital download of album and 12 additional tracks. (Indecision Records #129)

Descriptions for 9/19/2020

BOOTLICKER - How to Love Life 7"
On their fourth bombastic E.P., British Columbia's finest remains steadfast in churning out some of the highest quality UK82-meets-DISCHARGE-meets-1980s-Midwest-US stomping hardcore in the world today. Similar to the advancement of weaponry in war, BOOTLICKER continues to evolve their way from a primitive, scattershot, chaotic pummelling towards a honed, laser guided salvo, and the tunes here're packed full of direct, catchy riffs that stick to your ribs like napalm while remaining a pushed-to-the-red, blown out frenzy. With every showing the BOOTLICKER mark is becoming a trench. (Atomic Action Records #14)

SIGGY MAGIC AND THE HEY-HOE BAND - Commercials For Free 7"
First official reissue of the Canadian classic. A monster rarity from the inception of Punk Rock on the West Coast was actually a soundtrack to a film of the same name. 1978's Commercials For Free is a 20 minute DIY film about a young man leaving the suburbs in search for a life more exciting. It's a film full of chain-wielding punkettes, broken dreams, getting ripped off and also some fabulous archive footage of early punk in Vancouver including early Subhumans footage and a wacky storyline that follows Siggy and his experience with the New Wave. Shortly after the film release a small, one-time pressing of 200 copies was released, quickly snapped up by locals. Commercials For Free flew under the radar and was generally an unknown piece of punk rock history complete with false-starts, maniacal singing and raw manic energy. The excellent Smash The State Compilation series drew some more attention to this rare artifact and compiled 3 of its 4 tracks on the 3rd edition, removing some more of the mystery that made up this release. 1st official reissue. (Atomic Action Records #15)

SATAN'S RATS - What A Bunch Of Rodents LP
Satan's Rats formed in Evesham, Worcestershire in January 1977, with an average age of just seventeen. Songs like the anthemic 'Year Of The Rats' about the demise of the old fart groups, their appearance at the Birmingham Punk Festival and support to the Sex Pistols at the Roxy soon saw the band build a large following and inevitably drew them to the attention of record labels. Their first demo earned them a deal with DJM Records. Hardly a punk label, home to Elton John and the enigmatic Rikki Sylvan who produced their first two singles. The first single 'In My Love For You' was released in 1977. Bob Geldof reviewed in the NME and slagged it off. The second single 'Year Of The Rats' released early in 1978 fared no better, sinking without a trace. For their third single 'You Make Me Sick' they had Vic Maile (Dr Feelgood/Fruit Eating Bears) as producer. He managed to capture the anger of the band perfectly and this single, released in 1978 was undoubtedly their finest moment. Julie Burchill reviewed it in the NME, she hated it. Later that year Paul Rencher quit, the band recruited vocalist Wendy Wu, changed their name to The Photos, signed to Epic and had a hit album. All three Satan's Rats singles are highly prized collectors' items and have been heavily bootlegged on punk compilations, one series even naming itself 'Year Of The Rats'. 'What A Bunch Of Rodents' is a vinyl compilation of their singles and six studio recordings unreleased at the time and contains an insert with sleeve notes from Steve Eagles and photos and memorabilia. (Overground Records #177)

JOHN THE POSTMAN - Is Still Above God LP
John The Postman was, hardly surprisingly, a postman. John and his friends were regulars at the first punk gigs in Manchester. It was at one such gig in April 1977 after a few too many drinks that John decided to invade the Buzzcocks stage, picked up a guitar and decided to terrorise the audience with his version of the rock standard Louie, Louie. Far from being murdered, he actually won a few admirers and after a couple more appearances was actually invited to become the official support to such artists as V2, The Fall, John Cooper-Clarke and The Drones. The album was released in a brown paper bag (to look like a letter) and sold an impressive 10,000 copies. In need of more beer money, John and ten musicians went to Cargo Studios in Rochdale on Sunday, 10th October 1978 and in a few hours completed his second album. Packaged in another appropriately D.I.Y. sleeve the album was another success, selling 7,000. Sounds saw fit to describe John as "neo-legendary and neo-obscure". A third album was recorded in 1980 scheduled to appear on Mark E. Smith's Cog Sinister label, before departing to America to work as (you've guessed it) - a postman! In 2014 John approached Overground Records (who had reissued his other albums) and a release was planned. Sadly John who prophetically suggested the title died in 2015 and the project was shelved until now. This masterpiece of mayhem continues the madness and is released as a limited edition of just 300 copies. It is the perfect tribute. (Overground Records #173)

EXCRUCIATING TERROR/SOIL OF IGNORANCE - split LP
INCENDIARY SPLIT 12" OF MASSIVE CATACLYSMIC PROPORTIONS!! L.A. o.g. masters of downtuned old school grindcore spew forth an unreleased live track from 2014 as well as 3 from their classic radio live session at KXLU 1994. On the flipside, Quebec nuclearpowergrind squad fights back with 7 unreleased ones from 2013. Be prepared for High velocity maximal ear damage! (Doomsday Machine Records #27)

ISOTOPE - Discography tape cassette
Isotope's Self-Titled Discography Compilation Cassette features the 2019 Full-Length LP along with the "Wake Up Screaming" Cassette, "Midnight Soldier" 7", and their first demo tape, "Final Wind Of Mercy". Tracks Mastered for Cassette by Kenko Communichaos Media in Gnesta, Sweden. Cover art by Adam Kindred. Limited to 100 copies. Four-Panel Double-Sided J-Card with Black Cassette Shell. Download Card included. (Carbonized Records #9 TP)

FUNERAL LEECH - Death Meditation CD
Dismal Death/Doom from New York City. "Death Meditation" invokes six ghastly hallucinations from beyond the living world. Anguish and despair await those who dare... Recorded and Mixed by Travis Bacon at Chapel Black Studios in Brooklyn, New York. Mastered by Arthur Rizk. (Carbonized Records #10 CD)

DENIAL OF GOD - The Horrors of Satan LPx2/CD
By now, DENIAL OF GOD should need little introduction. Since that fateful year of 1991, the brothers Azter and Ustumallagam have perfected an idiosyncratic style of black metal that's positively drenched in the supernatural and remains firm in their conviction of more classicist-styled songwriting. In fact, "black metal" might even be a misnomer; rather, BLACK HORROR METAL would be more accurate. Furthering DENIAL OF GOD's by-then already-unique style, The Horrors of Satan retains a very medieval feel with its lyrics about witches, werewolves, vampires and the infamous iron gibbet, which was a body-shaped iron cage used to display the bodies of dead or dying criminals. The album also became the beginning of a new and stronger chapter for DENIAL OF GOD, with many of the songs still appearing in the band's live sets today - a chapter which, so far, has produced several EPs and three albums. It also saw the band moving towards an even-more-epic songwriting, proved by the 13-minute title track, for example, which closes the album. (Hells Headbangers Records #299)

CIANIDE - Divide & Conquer CDx2
One of the cultest names in American death metal, CIANIDE have stuck to their guns for over 30 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. Originally released in the year 2000, Divide and Conquer was a crucial, transitional album for CIANIDE. Over the course of their first three, equally classic albums - 1992's The Dying Truth, 1994's Descent Into Hell, and 1997's Death, Doom and Destruction - CIANIDE had practically perfected the death-doom style, of course often kicking into righteously headbanging parts. It was that latter element that the power-trio would expand upon and explore across Divide and Conquer, the title itself symbolic of their increasingly crushing ways. Contained on this absolutely DELUXE expanded edition are two different unique mixes of the album: the first is fully remastered - done "proper," as CIANIDE would put it - with the sound equally warm but arguably more humid and certainly with even more low-end crush, while the second is the original mix as it was released in 2000. Also contained herein are two demos from the era - the three-song Promo 1998, and an unreleased three-song demo recorded in June 1999 - as well as a grinding studio outtake for early track "Choose Your Death" and a raw 'n' ripping cover of At War's "Ordered to Kill." (Hells Headbangers #221)

HAVOHEJ - Table Of Uncreation LP
There has never been another artist quite like HAVOHEJ. Perhaps Beherit, but whereas that band's Holocausto Vengeance reveled in primitivism and eventually flipped the script with little to no warning, sole HAVOHEJ visionary Paul Ledney has studiously pursued the outer limits of BEYOND-black metal, patiently utilizing primitivism as a foundation to explore esoteric vibrations 'n' undercurrents only the most tweaked of ears are in tune to. Of course, the name Paul Ledney should be well known in the underground from his preceding Profanatica, but HAVOHEJ is the man's vision alone, and it is a vision that's massive and miasmic to behold. Ever the iconoclast, Ledney brings back HAVOHEJ a whole ten years later with yet another defiant, shapeshifting form: Table of Uncreation, his third album under the banner. Exploring the seemingly wide divide between space and suffocation, here does Ledney draw the two together into a mesmerizing, monged-out subversion of black metal into simply BLACK. Traces of the entire HAVOHEJ aesthetic are well represented here on Table of Uncreation, and then spliced 'n' diced into juddering panoramas of primitive sonic filth. Truly, Ledney pierces the veil of forbidden forces only revealed to the blackest and most depraved of minds, as Table of Uncreation indeed lives up to its namesake and aborts "black metal" convention and instead vomits forth a crude, caustic, yet exceptionally nuanced type of undead birth. It's as blasphemous as Ledney's legendary work in Profanatica, but defiles tradition with an evil avant-garde touch that is HAVOHEJ's alone. (Hells Headbangers Records #270)

ABHOMINE - Proselyte Parasite Plague CD
In 2020, Pete Helmkamp will release his second ABHOMINE album titled Proselyte Parasite Plague, in affiliation with Cazz Grant, known for his bands Crucifier and Grand Belial's Key. Together, they conjure a scathing, frightening oracle that transcends today's musical standards. At the forefront is Helmkamp's unmistakable iron/fire throat, furious hypnagogic guitar, and brute bass attack. Grant delivers a shrieking black murk on vocals and indomitable drums. ABHOMINE's Proselyte Parasite Plague is a rearrangement of the paradox which grips the subconscious. Helmkamp's second creation unshackles the traditional norms of black and death metal with shapeshifting riffs ushered in by ruthless drumming. For the last three decades, Helmkamp and Grant have been pioneers in the black/death underground genre. They have remained firm in their convictions and declarations. With ABHOMINE's Proselyte Parasite Plague, listeners will bear witness to Helmkamp's ominous prophetic foreshadowing while rejoicing in the trenches as the shells fall. (Hells Headbangers Records #273 CD)

SHED THE SKIN - The Forbidden Arts CD
SHED THE SKIN is a Satanic old-school death metal juggernaut, created by scene pioneers Kyle Severn (Incantation, Acheron) and Matt Sorg (Ringworm, Blood of Christ). After playing a successful memorial show to fallen friend and bandmate Tom Rojack of Cleveland's own Blood of Christ, the seed was sown. Never forgetting Tom's amazing talent, musicianship, and contributions to the Satanic metal of the early '90s, Matt and Kyle chose to renew that in SHED THE SKIN, aptly named after a Blood of Christ tune of the same. (Hells Headbangers Records #266 CD)

DOWNCAST - Tell Me I'm Alive LP
30 years ago Ebullition came into existence when we released the Downcast 7" with No Answers #10. Downcast was a key ingredient in Ebullition's beginning. Brent, the Downcast guitarist, drew the Ebullition logo and Downcast played a major part in creating the ideology that would define Ebullition. When Downcast broke up they left unrecorded songs on the table. "Tell Me I Am Alive" picks those unrecorded songs up, and also moves forward with a whole set of brand new Downcast tracks; 10 tracks in total. Ebullition is extremely proud to be involved in releasing this new Downcast LP. This LP is not about the past, however, it is about now and the future. It picks up where the debut Downcast LP left off and continues pushing their sound forward both musically and politically. Ebullition is ecstatic to be releasing this LP in 2020. This is the sort of LP that Ebullition was created to release. Amazing. (Ebullition Records #61)

ORCHID - Chaos is Me LP 20th anniversary silver foil edition (Scene Support version)
In 1999 Ebullition released the Orchid - Chaos is Me LP. At the time Orchid was a fairly new and unheard of band. It was the 45th release on Ebullition, but over time it became the most popular band and record that Ebullition ever had the privilege of releasing. In honor of this, in 2019 Ebullition has decided to releases a special limited edition 20th anniversary version of this monumental LP. Colored vinyl and a special foil printed cover with all of the grey elements from the original cover replaced with the silver foil. Scene Support version is on brown vinyl and comes with limited poster insert and alternative lyric sheet. (Ebullition Records #45)

(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)