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Descriptions for 10/18/14

HURULA - Vi Ar Manniskorna Vara Foraldrar Varnade Oss For LP
The stunning debut from Robert Hurula Petterson is now available in North America. Known for his previous bands - Masshysteri, The Vicious, and Regulations, HURULA blends elements of punk, post punk, garage, and no-wave and delivers what might very well be one of the best of post punk records of 2014. (Deranged Records #261)

HOUNDS OF HATE - Hate Springs Eternal LP
Bradock, PA's premier straight edge band offer up their second LP entitled "Hate Springs Eternal." Their previous LP on Pain Killer was well received, as was their debut 7" on Katorga Works. This LP has been self-released by the band. Unrepentantly straight edge hardcore in the vein of late '80s NYHC not unlike Sick of It All, Youth of Today, or Warzone. (Braddock Hit Factory Records #8)

PILLAGE - Demo - 7"
Chicago's Pillage formed in early 2013 dropped one hell of a demo last year containing 10 tracks of blistering fastcore/powerviolence rage in 8 min. Pillage features current and former members of MK Ultra, Sick/Tired, Charles Bronson, Ruination, Los Crudos, Herds, Loser Life, and Punch In The Face. Pillage play a venomous and brutal style of music that mixes equal parts hardcore, punk, and powerviolence. This is the band's recently released ten song demo which is now available first time on this vinyl. Highly recommended. (RSR Records #143)

RORT - Warpath LP
Rort have been mixing Hardcore, Death Metal and Grind since 2008.After the awesome 7" some years ago,they finally put out this 14 tracks debut LP unleash their hatred for anything that isn't fast in the vein of Bolt thrower/Infest. Crushing guitars, neck-breaking blast beats, menacing vocals and unrelenting hardcore violence. Get ready to be punished by the Melbourne bulldozing onslaught that is Rort. (RSR Records #142)

BOLTSTEIN - Rebirth of Humanity LP
Formed in 1998 this great Japanese Grindcore/Death Metal band from Yamagata release their first full length after several releases with Insect Warfare, Stench Mass Genocide, Unholy Grave. Old school ripping Grind attack in the vein of S.O.B and Rise Above. incl. Napalm Death "Deceiver" cover. Hail Japanese madness with 25 short songs, punk riffs, pounding blast-beats, and indecipherable vocals. Classic old school grindcore album. (RSR Records #129)

HENRY FONDA - Deutschland, Du Tater! LP
Henry Fonda comes around with their first full length, which means 18 songs within 15 minutes. 18 songs of straight SPAZZ influenced powerviolence mix with modern straight edge, against society, tough guy shit & slim pride. Nothing more to add. Period. (RSR Records/Nerdcore Records #16)

THE BROOD - Defective 7"
Debut four song 7" from Philadelphia's gnarled punk destruction unit, the Brood. Anthemic punk hooks tear into an ugly hardcore attack. Unhinged tunes for the maladjusted. Influences include: Scandinavian punk, UK82, Japanese hardcore, Poison Idea and the daily race to the bottom. Members of Lost Cause, Witch Hunt, Endless Nightmare, etc. Self-released. (Brood Records #1)

CROWN COURT - Trouble From London Cassette Tape
Crown Court is a new band out of London, England playing Oi! the way it was meant to be played. Drawing influences from Slaughter and the Dogs, Menace and throwing in a bit of French melody a la Camera Silens and L'Infanterie Sauvage and you have 3 songs featuring solid riffs, catchy leads and simple melodies that perfectly captures the UK sound we all have come to love. They also feature Nick and Charlie from Violent Reaction, Arms Race and all the other bands those guys do. (Mind Rot Records #11)

FORESEEN - Structural Oppression 7"
U.S. Pressing of this crushing 7" by one of Finland's best, Foreseen. For those of you unfamiliar with Foreseen they are a band from Helsinki, Finland playing crossover style hardcore in the vein of Nuclear Assault, S.O.D. and Carnivore. This 7" is a bit of a teaser for their upcoming LP which should be out later this year on 20 Buck Spin. You will probably be hearing more and more about Foreseen in the future and they do have plans to come to the U.S. in 2015 so keep an eye out. (Mind Rot Records #10)

SOLITARY CONFINEMENT - Demo 2013 Cassette Tape
Solitary Confinement is Virginia Beach's latest offering to the world of hardcore and punk and we here at Mind Rot Records couldn't be happier to be releasing their debut recordings. Forming in late 2013 and quickly recording a 5-track demo this band has been turning heads at every show they play. Playing hardcore in the vein of Boston greats: Last Rights, SSD and Jerry's Kids, Solitary Confinement isn't one to be missed. (Mind Rot Records #9)

UPPER HAND - Chains of Shame 7"
Upper Hand was formed in 2011 this band has been doing weekends and east coast/midwest tours whenever possible and after just blowing away United Blood this year Upperhand is showing little signs of slowing down anytime soon. Featuring members of Break Away and Friend or Foe this record should please anybody who is fans of Murphy's Law, Breakdown and the Cro-mags. (Mind Rot Records #7)

DADS - I'll Be The Tornado LP/CD
6131 Records is excited to announce they will release "I'll Be The Tornado," the sophomore full-length from Dads. Recorded by Neil Strauch (Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Iron & Wine, Owen) at MinBal Studio in Chicago and mastered by Carl Saff (Dinosaur Jr., Guided By Voices, Speedy Ortiz), "I'll Be The Tornado" is the follow-up to the duo's highly acclaimed 2013 "Pretty Good" EP and marks a decidedly more diverse approach to songwriting for the band. Following a successful tour this summer with Touche Amore and Tigers Jaw, Dads will again take to the road this Fall with support from Tiny Moving Parts, as well as appearances at Riot Fest Chicago, Riot Fest Denver and The Fest in Gainesville, FL. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Six One Three One Records #75)

Descriptions for 10/11/14

NOOTHGRUSH - Entropy 7"
500 made. With style reserved only for the true scholars of doom, NOOTHGRUSH offer their latest rendering- a micro/macro requiem EP. This release presents NOOTHGRUSH at their most refined; the songs are immensely paced in relation to the lyrical content, opting for acceptance of decay, and ultimately death. The restraint and respect NOOTHGRUSH treat their instruments with is magnanimously rewarded in the final outcome, adding to the seriousness and depth of their conclusion. Recorded and mixed at EARHAMMER STUDIOS and mastered by AUDIOSIEGE for maximum sonic impact. (Fuck Yoga Records #47)

NOT LIKE YOU FANZINE # 2 with V/A - Intense Energy 7" Compilation
After selling over 200 copies of issue one with no distribution and rave reviews Not Like You Fanzine returns with issue number two. A 40 Page Full size zine featuring interviews with The Faction. JFA, Los Olvidados, Drunk Injuns, news, reviews, tons of pics and more. Also comes with Intense Energy 7" Skate Rock comp featuring 97a (their last unreleased track), Huge (Members of Underdog), Counterattack! (Members of Mass Appeal), The Loud Ones, and Stale Phish. Compilation 7" also comes with an 8 page booklet. Limited to a one time pressing of 550 copies. (Not Like You #2)

Around five years in the making, Weed Hounds has finally completed their debut full length. This album perfectly captures their phenomenal blend of classic-era shoegaze and 90s indie pop a la the legendary Slumberland Records. Unlike a majority of their peers at the time, Weed Hounds was able to create something far more extraordinary than the usual, tepid nugaze or faux-twee pop that littered the indie world. Instead, Weed Hounds stands above the pack with a superior recording courtesy of Ben Greenberg and, most importantly, a songwriting ability that exhibits a clear understanding of what this style of music was meant to be. To be perfectly honest, there were points in time over the years where neither the band nor us thought this record would see the light of day, so we're ecstatic to announce that it's finally ready for public consumption and that it's as special we have been hoping it would be all these years. (Katorga Works #6)

IVY - s/t LP
Delivering on the lo-fi promise of their demo, NYC's Ivy presents their debut 12", a cleaner and fuller representation of their brand of off-kilter hardcore punk that, no matter how hard they try to play it by-the-books, ends up being terribly unique and truly amazing. Ex and current members of Brown Sugar, Deformity, and Weird TV" (Katorga Works #35)

THISCLOSE - One Foot in the Grave LP
What if Cal was the only person in Discharge that thought heavy metal was cool? (Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing LP music, Grave New World LP vocals). (SPHC Records #53)

SETE STAR SEPT - All is Wrong LP
What is a "noisecore song" anyway? 10 songs, 100 songs, 1000 songs, everything blurs right by you as brief moments of expression. Our favorite Japanese grind crew threw two fingers in the air and wrote an 18-minute noisecore song a few years ago and released it as a tape. Granted the difference between 1000 songs in 18 minutes and one singular 18-minute song may be kinda superfluous in this context, but I have come to appreciate the nature of this epic noisecore narrative piece. It's a repetitive song that paints a certain kind of decay and 'falling apart' feeling that, yeah, really does just feel like musical destruction. This limited 12" single is a vinyl re-release of this song that was originally seen as a tape and 3" CD. Normal version on the A-side, which you can hear in its entirety below, and acoustic remix on the B-side. (SPHC Records #45)

The second album of SETE STAR SEPT is a rapturous evidence of the non-preventable evolution of noise. It is elusive to the shape of grindcore, yet profoundly rooted in its motive. Upgrading the inhuman technical performance and exploiting spiritual sickness, SETE STAR SEPT have recorded an album that while having little reference to traditional form, represents an undisputed masterpiece of extreme music. Grinding noise of the highest order for the mentally bankrupt. (Fuck Yoga Records #44 CD)

V/A - Absolutes 7" compilation
6 exclusive songs by 6 great young New England straight edge bands. Wolf Whistle (members of Have Heart and Rival Mob), Death Injection (new LP on Triple B this fall), Holy Hands (members of 90's band All Chrome), Sweet Jesus (singer and drummer from Boston's Have Heart), Straight Razor (Singer and guitarist of Rival Mob 7" on React Records) and Test of Time (Bridge 9). Includes download. (Atomic Action! 63)

FUCKING INVINCIBLE - It'll Get Worse Before It Gets Better LP
Rhode Island's Fucking Invincible present their debut 12" effort after two 7"s of fast, raging, dirty hardcore played by gentlemen who are no strangers to powerful, destructive noise, having also been in bands like Daughters, Soul Control, Dropdead and Sweet Jesus. These 14 tracks are pure rage, incorporating elements of early powerviolence, early-'80s hardcore and straight-up crust, all with a metallic drive and no studio production trickery whatsoever. LP includes download. (Atomic Action! #64)

25 year re-issue of 1989 Flux Records from Jules from Side By Side and Lars from Uppercut/Judge. They recorded one seven inch and played one show at the Anthrax in CT with Judge and Chain of Strength. This re-issue includes the cover of Government Issue's "Teenager In A Box" which originally was to be on a Schism comp. that was never released. Classic NYHC. Includes download. (Atomic Action! #62)

Churned from Montreal's sleazy underbelly comes a split 7" from two of the city's most hated bands. One side A, NAUGHTY GIRLS offer some pent up ragers while THEE NODES take it down a notch on side AA with some mid-paced freaky rockers, taken from the same session as their debut 7". Canadian culture at its finest folks! (Abscess Recprds #6)

The Transitions are a 3 piece band from Melbourne, Australia playing late 70's and early 80's UK style punk and post punk with a dash of 80's australian rock/pop. Fans of Australian Oi! may recognize the vocals as none other than Al from Marching Orders and RazorCut. The music of the Transitions is heavily influenced by The Damned, The Buzzcocks, Warsaw, Joy Division, The Chameleons, Boys Next Door, Accent(UK), Wire, and TSOL. Founded in 2012, this is their first release. (Rebel Sound Music #1033)

Tokyo's HORSE&DEER deliver hyperactive fastcore in the style of JELLYROLL ROCKHEADS (with just a hint of MELT BANANA), but even more chaotic, if you can imagine that. They pack a lot into 3 relentless songs that'll keep you on your toes. Bay Area nerdcore purveyors, VENKMAN, when not channeling CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER, seem to be going for a similar Japanese hardcore sound, reminiscent of FLASH GORDON and FUCK ON THE BEACH. Their side has 7 songs, including a TMBG cover. (Cow Catcher Records #3)

Immoral Discipline was formed in Washington D.C. in November of 1986. The first half of the eighties of one of hardcore's nests had been abandoned. But while most elders moved into slower, melodic tunes, Immoral Discipline resurrected the hard living, hard drinking, hard driving tunes that DC helped push. Immoral Discipline has left its mark on the US Oi! scene throughout the decades. Immoral Discipline was there from the beginning. They recorded the 5-song demo tape "Boots and Braces, Stars and Stripes" in November of 1987. That tape remains a classic in American Oi! among a scene mired in recycled clichés and chords. Two songs also appeared on the infamous Link Records compilation "The U.S. of Oi!" from that recording session. These songs forged an imprint that still riles up skins and punk to this day. Dead on the Streets climb out of Pittsburgh PA. They bring a punkier sound with their two songs. DOTS has only been slinging the strings for one year, but hammer out well seasoned songs here. Sing-a-long choruses and brash guitars fuel this band. In terms of music, Dead on the Streets play tunes akin to The Boils, especially, sprinkled with The Wretched Ones, Oxymoron, Wisdom In Chains, Discipline, and Anti-Heros. Songs about working and its toll on the body and mind are their bread and butter. DOTS has begun to play shows along the East Coast and gather momentum. Watch Out! (Rebel Sound Music #1034)

Many US metal heads didn't even know that they were listening to ANL when Metallica covered the nefarious anthem, "So What". And while I hope that the royalties gave the ANL some financial props, they should not be simply resigned to being an asterisk in Metallica's confusing career. What true punks and skins have known about this vile confrontational band is that they spit in the face of every convention. Maligned and stubborn, in 1980 ANL began a lecherous career of destroying conventions and enraging every faction of their fan base. This release is an avenue into why ANL set up Nowhere Records back in 2006. Captain Oi wouldn't release "The Day The World Turned Gay" and "The Adventures Of Peter Vile", and the songs have previously only appeared on the band-released "Pig Iron" CD. So now Damn Garrison, hardcore punks from New Hampshire, flanked by longtime Bruisers' bassist, Richie, have the honor of sharing this seven inch. Damn Garrison put forth two tight tracks, showing their growth after a pulverizing and energizing tour of the Northeast with Graham Saxby led The Warriors and Minnesota's Victory. The band will also be playing the 2000 Tons of TNT Fest in Hartford, Connecticut this Fall with the likes of Cro-Mags, Partisans and Judge. (Rebel Sound Music #1014)

Antagonizers ATL are a four-piece Atlanta-based street punk/rock 'n roll outfit that have been taking the unsuspecting scene by storm. The band is laced with veteran musicians from such bands as (but not limited to) Vibram 94, A.P.A., HR and 90_s punk band The Breakaways, just to name a few. They're pulling no punches in and are delivering top-notch hits, catchy tunes and energetic performances. DDC was founded in early 2011 as a four-piece with the intention of just playing the occasional show belting out hard hitting street punk they soon began playing regular shows in their hometown of Atlanta and throughout the Southeast. DDC delivers a special blend of street punk that includes elements of pop punk, Oi!, and hardcore. In 2013 they released a six-song 10" EP on Vinyl4Bootboys and in 2014 will release a split 7" with Antagonizers ATL, a split EP with Assault & Battery, as well as appearing on various compilations. (Rebel Sound Music #1027)

BEASTMILK - White Stains On Black Wax 7"
Originally issued in August of 2010, the first incarnation of these songs were a self-released cassette titled WHITE STAINS on BLACK TAPE. The strengh of the material immediately grabbed the attention of DARKTHRONE'S Fenriz, who proudly proclaimed it one of his favorite recordings of 2010. Additonally, the tape garnered the appreciation of Finland's own SVART records, who issued the songs on vinyl (becoming WHITE STAINS on BLACK WAX with the new shift) in 2011. In the years to follow, the 7" and tape became cult favorites amongst rabid underground music fans and, with the meteoric success of the band's 2013 full length debut CLIMAX, copies became impossibly scarce and began to fetch hundres of dollars on ebay. In 2014, SVART records repressed the 7" for European territories while MAgic Bullet was tapped for North American production and distribution. The release is now widely available worldwide for enthusiastic music fans everywhere. (Magic Bullet Records #169)

THE BUSINESS - Back In The Day 7" (gatefold)
Indisputably synonymous with anyone's recollection of the original surge of the British oi movement would have to be South London's working-class skinhead heroes, The Business. Since forming in 1979, the band has released more records than even some of the most longstanding punk bands, toured all over the world, released records on labels such as Epitaph, Taang, BYO, TKO, Captain Oi! and many more, as well as having Lars Frederickson (Rancid) produce one of their records and having shared a split release with Dropkick Murphys. Now they join forces with Sailor's Grave Records for the release of three killer, new, original tracks that will imprint the indelible sound and spirit of The Business deep in your heart. (Sailor's Grave Records #31)

TYPESETTER - Wild's End LP (Color Vinyl)
Typesetter is a four-piece band who describe their music as "Chicago punk from the dudes that bag your groceries, brew your coffee and mix your shitty band." "Wild's End" is the debut full-length from these Chicago, IL punks. Crafty songwriting and tone obsession come together perfectly on this LP from these road veterans. LP includes digital download. (Black Number Records #62)

SOUL SEARCH - Nothing But A Nightmare 7" (Color Vinyl)
With roots planted firmly in hardcore and punk but musically venturing into the heavier and harder scenes, Southern California's Soul Search is proud to present their debut effort for Revelation Records. This five-track EP was originally released by Back To Back Records and quickly went out of print. The revamped version features new artwork and a new mixing job courtesy of Taylor Young at The Pit (Nails, Twitching Tongues) and mastering by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. (Revelation Records #155)

THE WORKIN' STIFFS - Moderation B/W Toothpicks & Glue 7" (Color Vinyl)
There are lots of bands reuniting to take advantage of the resurgence of oi and street punk, often for the wrong reasons - which makes it so much more refreshing to see certain bands doing it for the right ones. Writing and recording new tracks has The Workin' Stiffs fueled back up and ready to offer up something new to the scene. The new recordings are filled with the same energy, grit and booze-soaked aggro that The Workin' Stiffs was always treasured for. 7" includes digital download of single plus one additional track. (Pirate's Press Records #122)

THE WORKIN' STIFFS - We Are The Truth 7" (Color Vinyl Shaped Disc)
This single highlights two of the five amazing, new tracks that this staple Bay Area, CA street punk band brought to the table during their newest recording session; the first in over 10 years. Given how strong as both tracks are, this might as well be a double A-side. Like the best bands, this is a bunch of friends having fun doing what they love and what they've proven to be very good at. 7" includes digital download. (Pirate's Press Records #123)

(restock) SLAUGHTER - Strappado LP
Long overdue vinyl re-issue of the one and only Strappado! An early combination of death, thrash, and crossover - an absolute essential and total cult classic for the early death/thrash metal movement. Maybe picture DRI or Cryptic Slaughter covering Death's demos before Scream Bloody Gore, and some Hellhammer, with a meaner vocalist.This isn't the fastest, heaviest, or most technical album you'll hear, but somehow all the components work perfectly together to make Strappado a timeless proto-thrash masterpiece which never gets old. First vinyl pressing ever with the remixed / remastered 1985 Fringe audio, limited pressing on classic black wax. (War on Music #27)

(restock) WASTOIDS - s/t 7"
Bottle chucking youth-punk from Toronto, Ontario; Wastoids rip an early 80s Boston vibe with an Oi! influenced stomp. The culturally sanitized wasteland of the west end of their city breeds boredom and socially fucked mutants who puke in your venues and ruin scenes. (Deranged Records #231)

(restock) V/A - You Can't Kill Me, I'm Already Dead LP compilation
16 songs plus Downloads. Eight RI bands, 2 exclusive songs each. Recorded by Seth Manchester at Machines With Magnets (recorded Verse/ Daughters) with Raindance (on Animal Style Records),Convul (Glory Kid), Fucking Invincible (Members Daughters/Soul Control Drop Dead), Neon Bitches (Members Drop Dead), Idiot Vehicle, Barnswallow, Weak Teeth, and Holy Night. (Atomic Action! Records #54)

(restock) MENACE - Too Many Punks Are Dead LP (gatefold)
Menace formed in August 1976 when singer Morgan Webster met school friends Noel Martin, Charlie Casey and Steve Tannett at the Hope and Anchor Pub in Islington. Their first gig at the now legendary Roxy was attended by Miles Copeland from Step Forward and Illegal Records who signed Menace straight away. Menace reformed in the late 90's. Recording two EP's for Germany's Knockout Records, then two full-lengths for Captain Oi! in 2001 and 2004. They also recorded and released a CD called "No Escape From Nowhere" in 2008 on their own label. "Too Many Punks Are Dead" was self-released by the band 00 CD onIy in 2011. It will see it's debut vinyl release as a pressing of 500. (Rebel Sound Music #1002)

(restock) ABRASIVE WHEELS - Skum LP
Abrasive Wheels started turning heads in 1981 with two EP 's, "Army Song" and "Vicious Circle" The band kept charging into 1982 with the 7" EP, "Burn 'em Down". Vocalist Shonna Rzonca, restless while watching an apathetic yet horrifying world, wanted to inject some punk rock and rolI back into the scene in 2002. Eventually, in 2009, 25 years after their last release, Shonna released a new Abrasive Wheels album, "SKUM" on Crashed Out Records. Unfortunately, this was only released on compact disc. "SKUM" will now get a proper nod by seeing its debut vinyl release from Rebel SoundI Music. The sounds emitted from this still possess a fury, heard in tracks like "Survivors", ""Out of Contol" and the infectious "Johnny Law'". Some songs harness the captivating rock and roll sound on more mid-tempo tunes like"Born Loser'", "Breadline" and "Heroes". Shonna focuses on a thicker Oi sound as he rallies all the outsiders and scum to band together. In the title track, the push is clear for the audience to grab that stranger beside them and raise a pint to the rebellious chorus. (Rebel Sound Music #1001)

(restock) BIG NILS - s/t 7"
Debut 7" single from Massachusetts teenage-punks Big Nils. Features Coco Gordon Moore, (daughter of Sonic Youth co-leaders Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore) on vocals. Three tracks of noisey, aggressive, blown-out punk. Recorded and mixed by Justin Pizzoferato (Witch, Dinosaur Jr., Religious Knives, etc.). (Abscess Records #4)

Descriptions for 10/4/14

MAXIMUM ROCK'N'ROLL #378 (November 2014)
Maximum Rocknroll #378, the November 2014 issue, features an extended section on Slovenian Punk, Part I of our upcoming series of issues on Ex-Yugoslavian punk. BULDOGI, TO_IBABE, INDUST-BAG, QUOD MASSACRE, PANKRTI, 92, _UND, and KUZLE are interviewed about their roles in the fertile early Slovenian punk scene, including stories about smuggled instruments, bootlegged records, and high school dances, as well as the legacy of Ex-Yugo bands. Northwest Indiana's BIG ZIT and OOZE stopped by the compound on their recent West Coast tour to record a split interview; and we have the last interview with recently-split Bay Area band YI. Jason Flower, the man behind the excellent reissue label Supreme Echo, gives us a window into how he developed his eclectic taste and clues us in to a few upcoming releases. An in-depth Australian scene report of punk activities Down Under and a photospread from Philly's recent POC Rockers Fest, round out the issue. And, of course, we've got all the columnists you love to hate, demo, book, movie and zine reviews, and, as always, the most extensive record reviews section in punk print. (Maximum Rock'n'Roll #378)

UNA BESTIA INCONTROLABLE - Nou Mon 7" with download (orange vinyl)
Two brand new long awaited songs to follow up last year's incredible "Observant Com El Món Es Destrueix" LP on La Vida Es Un Mus. UBI have managed, working so smoothly it almost seems effortless, to make music that is timelessly familiar and crackling with modern energy. Anthemic industrial tinged hardcore punk with an anarcho slant from Barcelona. Truly, music of the people for the people. One of the best bands going these days. Ring, ring, don't miss this call. Comes packaged in a heavy feltweave sleeve in the style of our other singles from this series (PHT, Column Of Heaven, Gag, Flesh World...). (Iron Lung Records #61)

IRON LUNG - Savagery 7" with download (green and black vinyl)
Twelve songs clocking in around six and a half minutes. We fucking timed it! Iron Lung's most raw neanderthal powerviolence flex without bowing to the overworked conventions of the genre. Intentionally nasty and jarring music. They said it couldn't be done, but we keep getting faster and more savage with age. The world around us is more intense than ever and the music found here definitely reflects that. Our angriest record. Our country's dumbest time. Packaged in a fancy inner sleeve inside a hand stamped 12 panel poster. Art by Jon Kortland and Jensen Ward. Sounds by Jackson Long. (Iron Lung Records #58)

X - X-Spurts LP
Before their legendary debut LP, X recorded a 1977 demo session that is a brilliant snapshot of the period, and a treasure for anyone with an interest in world-wide first wave punk. Ten tracks, perfect raw/full recording, seething with desperation and urgency, this is the sound of early AC/DC meets "Pink Flag" meets early Black Flag with everything cranked. 37 years on, Ugly Pop presents the first ever vinyl appearance of this seminal document. (Ugly Pop Records #53)

X - X-Aspirations LP
The Sydney band's 1979 debut is one of the all-time great Australian records, a devastatingly tough yet diverse album featuring 14 tracks of superb punk rock, equal parts wiry tension and savage release. This antipodean classic has fallen out of print again in recent years but should always be available, so Ugly Pop is pleased to announce that we'll be reissuing it with new insert and unseen photos. (Ugly Pop Records #54)

DiE - Vexed 7"
Follow up to their amazing debut from last year. 8 new tracks of nihilist and anti social hardcore punk with a sound heavy rooted in both Bristol and Boston circa 1983. (La Vida Es Un Mus/Sonic Terror Discs #2)

Grin And Bear It hail from Ohio and offer 5 trax of dark, fast and pissed off hardcore. Rabid Pigs hail from Pennsylvania and offer 8 trax of brutal anti-social powerviolence infused straightedge. (Rotten To The Core Records #20)

PIGEON RELIGION - Warm Insides 7"
The final recorded output from Arizona's Pigeon Religion. Two tracks that let relentless lethargy shine in that No Trend and Flipper kind of way, smoothed over with disjointed sound collage, clocking in at just over 11 minutes. Originally released as a cassette in a criminally short run of 60 copies, "Warm Insides" was recorded at YOBS in Tempe, AZ by Gerald Biggs. Since then, members have moved on to from the ASCETIC HOUSE collective, industrial/ritual cult unit MARSHSTEPPER and have joined the recently revamped DESTRUCTION UNIT. (Gilgongo Records #68)

Whatever Brains have always been a band inclined toward the grand statement, but their latest release reaches new levels of epic. Not a conventional LP or a double LP, SSR-63/SSR-64 is actually two separate EPs packaged as one. SSR-63 is a single 22-minute track spread across both sides of a 45RPM 12". A series of linked compositions a la Venom's "At War with Satan" or the Subhumans' "From the Cradle to the Grave," SSR-63's lyrics chronicle the plight of a Russian family who lived in complete isolation in remote Siberia for more than 40 years. The music is similarly wide in scope, drifting organically from maximalist punk to minimalist, country-tinged lament to pumping electronica in an astoundingly natural fashion. As for the other 12", it's a new 4-song EP called SSR-64, which continues to develop the wide sonic palette that the best tracks on their previous LP hinted at. SSR-64 also delivers "UVOD," the closest thing to a pop hit Whatever Brains have ever created. As ever, a good portion of the people reading this will be confused and repulsed by the Whatever Brains, while the remainder will insist vocally that this is one of the most truly innovative and exciting records of 2014. (Sorry State #63/64)

NO LOVE - Tape #2 tape cassette
After an earlier self-released demo, Raleigh, North Carolina's No Love move to Sorry State proper for their second release. Dispensing with some of the poppier tendencies of their demo, No Love play fist-pumping melodic punk along the lines of the Buzzcocks, the Avengers, and the Canadian Subhumans, occasionally augmented with the sarcastic snap of bands like the Angry Samoans. Tape #2 contains four new tracks recorded by Colin Swanson-White (Davidians), and the new recording does a much better job of capturing the band's dense combination of melodic bass lines, dueling lead guitar and anthemic vocals. Cassettes are professionally duplicated and come with a digital download. Limited to 100 copies. (Sorry State Records #72.5 TP)

Split 7" from two up-and-coming bands that are heavily influenced by hardcore bands of the 90s. Memphis, TN's CHAOS ORDER play occult driven hardcore in the vein of Integrity and Gehenna with a heavy dose of Cro-Mags and Sick of it All. WEREWOLF CONGRESS, from Southern California, focus more on the melodic side of the genre, grabbing influence from American Nightmare and Bane. Both bands play 2 songs each and will leave you wanting more. All copies are hand numbered. (Blasphemour Records #8)

(restock) QLOAQA LETAL - Nunca Siempre LP
Recorded in 1983 in the city of Valladolid, QLOAQA LETAL mythical status made them one of the weirdest bands to come out of the second wave of Spanish Punk. They never released anything on vinyl, they appeared on a bunch of foreign compilation tapes under a pseudonym (DEADLY SEWER) and the rumors about them grew wilder and wilder. I can only imagine how big they would have been had they released a vinyl record, but giving that they came from a rather un-punk city a tapes it was... Said tape has ever since been circulated amongst punks all over in the form of dubbed tapes (and a terribly put together CD from 2001) You'll have to look really hard to find a Spanish Punk which doesn't know them, yet they were mainly (and may I say criminally) unknown abroad. Their cult status was based around their frontman Rouky, a survivor of London 1977 which brought back to this provincial capital the tricks learned in the big Smoke. QLOAQA LETAL looked like a bunch of misfits with leather, face paint and clothes ripped to shreds being their aesthetic. Their sound was equally odd with many people claiming they used a drum machine to record their "Nunca Siempre" Demo Cassette. Their guitar sound was the crudest Spain had witnessed by 1983 and while clearly hardcore infuenced their sound was the perfect hybrid between both punk and hardcore. Their lyrics were something else. Nasty depraved anthems full of hate and strangely enough with a massive poetic edge. They even managed to turn a Espronceda poem into a killer punk song on "Desesperacion". Songs like "Valladolid, Qloaqa Letal", "La Vida Me Escupe" o "Ya Te Vale Policia" will forever be in the pantheon of Spanish Punk Anthems next to any CICATRIZ or ESKORBUTO songs. Finally available thru METADONA RECORDS the "Nunca Siempre" reissue comes housed on a 325gsm reverse board sleeve including a 30x30 lyric insert with pictures of the band. If I had to only buy a reissue record this year (or this decade really) it would be this one. (La VidaEs Un Mus Discos/Metadona #2)

(restock) COCKNEY REJECTS - Unheard Rejects LP
Unheard Rejects 1979-1981' is a collection of demo tracks recorded between 1979 and 1981 by the mighty Cockney Rejects. 12 songs from the first era, their first steps inside the 77 punk movement that them and others bands like UK Subs or Sham 69 helped to build. Here you can find the rudest Cockney Rejects songs with some The Clash's influences in some reggae riffs but without losing energy or sounding soft. This record was originally released under the Wonderful World label and now Beat Generation is more than proud to offer it again to the new punk movement and also for the people who never paid the attention they deserved. Limited to 500 copies. (Radiation/Beat Generation Records #44)

(restock) 4 SKINS - A Fistful Of... 4 Skins LP (with 2 bonus tracks!)
Hailing from London's working class East End, The 4-Skins formed in 1979 at the very onset of Oi! music. By the time this, their 2nd full length, was released in 1983 by the Syndicate Records label, the group had gone through numerous line-up changes and were now sporting a heavier, more melodic, hard rock-based sound fronted by ex-Last Resort vocalist, Roi Pearce. One of the hardest hitting punk albums of the '80s A Fistful Of 4-Skins is reissued here on LP with 2 tracks ("On The Streets" from the 'Son Of Oi!' compilation and a demo version of 'Saturday') added as bonus! (Radiation Records #27)

(restock) 4 SKINS - The Good, The Bad and The 4 Skins LP
The Good, The Bad & The 4-Skins is the debut LP - originally released on Secret Records in 1982 - from East End Oi! legends The 4-Skins. Recorded with the first stable line-up after mumerous changes, fronted by legendary vocalist Panther (who stepped in after the original singer Gary Hodges' defection), this is violent, political, and as real as Oi! gets, this is one of the absolute classic LPs of the genre. Featuring studio recordings on Side A and amped up live versions of such OI! classics as "A.C.A.B" or "Chaos" on Side B, the album remains a coherent punk masterwork, which also happens to include - in the first song of the LP, 'Plastic Gangsters' - one of the best British 2-tone ska tracks of all-time, composed and sung by 4 Skins' original drummer Gary Hitchcock. A classic LP reissued for a new generation of skins and punk/Oi! fans of all stripes. (Radiation Records #24)

(restock) CONFUSE - Hate War No War Fuckin' War LP
Hailing from Kyushu, Japan from the early 80's CONFUSE is synonomous with Japanese hardcore across the world. Inventors of the 'raw punk' approach, an hyper-distorted version of the classic brit punk formula, they ended influencing a whole plethora of latter European hardcore bands like Extreme Noise Terror or Doom, and the whole 90's "crust" scene. This discography LP features tracks from the "Nuclear Addicts" 7" from 1984, the "Contempt The Authority And Take Off The Lie" 7" from 1985, the "Spending Loud Night" 7" recorded in 1983, their tracks from the "Sexual Confuse" compilation released in 1985, and the "Stupid Life" 12" from 1989, where they evolved into a more melodic, 70's rock inspired style of music, right before disbanding and misteriously disappear. Tracklist: Indignation, People Are Nuclear Poisoning, Rebel & War, Hate War No War Fucking War, No Victor, Disaster, The End, Fuckin' Lovers, Abuse Of State Power, Fight Against The Plutocrats, ll Things Change Into The Fashion, Spending Loud night, Absolute Power Of Armaments, Hate War, Merciless Game, Stupid Life, General Speech, Worker, Dreamer, Atrocious Madnes, Kill Time, Hunger. Hailing from Kyushu, Japan from the early 80's CONFUSE is synonomous with Japanese Hardcore across the world. Inventors of the 'raw punk' approach, an hyper-distorted version of the classic _-brit punk formula, they ended influencing a whole plethora of latter European hardcore bands like Extreme Noise Terror or Doom, and the whole 90's "crust" scene. This discography LP features tracks from the "Nuclear Addicts" 7" from 1984, the "Contempt The Authority And Take Off The Lie" 7" from 1985, the "Spending Loud Night" 7" recorded in 1983, their tracks from the "Sexual Confuse" compilation released in 1985, and the "Stupid Life" 12" from 1989, where they evolved into a more melodic, 70's rock inspired style of music, right before disbanding and misteriously disappear. (Radiation/Noise Not Music #13)

(restock) BUSINESS - Saturdays Heroes LP
One of the finest street-punk albums ever, Business' second album 'Saturday's Heroes' was originally edited in 1985 on the Harry May record Company and still sounds as fresh and genuine as the day it was released. Pure anthemic OI! from the glory days of UK working class skinhead culture. This new and long awaited vinyl re-edition also comes with a slightly improved artwork and a printed inner with unseen pictures from the same session as the front cover's one, plus all the lyrics to singalong to. OI! (Radiation/Daily Records Vintage Series #3)

Descriptions for 9/27/14

(comes with free Man Lifting Banner - We will not Resist CD)
MAN LIFTING BANNER's new album "RED FURY" is out now! The record has 13 fresh tracks, plus a special new version of Sister (which came out on the Give Me Back LP compilation in the early 1990s). The LP comes with a foldout sleeve, poster and stickers to spread the revolution in 2014! Amazing new LP from this veteran hardcore band that has been kicking out amazing hardcore songs for over 20 years! (Crucial Response Records #86)

Second LP from Generacion Suicida. This time around the group (from South Central, not East LA) brings 9 tracks of their sound. This is their sound, not some knock off, not some imitation, not a homage or retro dress up party... this is what the group does best. I'll save any boring comparisons and you save yours. Jam it up super and see. Recorded in 2014 after a European tour. Edition of 500. (Going Underground Records #33)

EEL/PISSBATH - split 7"
Pittsburgh's masters of Punk and destruction, EEL, have teamed up with Nashville's sadly now-defunkt Pissbath for a summit of chaos. This record, featuring 4 brand new EEL tracks and 2 unreleased Pissbath tracks, is a low-fi assault sure to shred your speakers and make you pogo. Limited to 500 copies worldwide. (Mind Cure Records #317)

I doubt this would need much introduction at all. All new recording from both bands. Kicker follows up their "Not You" LP with an original and a Partisans cover with Submachine offering three new songs on the flip side. This is a split with Mind Cure records. Colored vinyl. (Inimical Records #38)

POISON GIRLS - Hex LP (originally released in 1979)
The Poison Girls were a force of nature. Spat out of the belly of the UK punk scene, the Poison Girls paired up with a band down the street called Crass. The two bands played 100 shows together in the span of three years.They bonded on a conceptual and artistic way to approach punk. The Poison Girls were fronted by Vi Subversa, who was a child in the East end of London during the 2nd World War, an evacuee during the Blitz, became part of the Soho anarchist scene of the 50s, took part in the original CND march to Aldermaston, then a counter culture drop out of the 60s, finally founding herself in the mid 70s, aged 40, with two children, living in Brighton. Vi, along with Richard Famous, Lance D'Boyle and Bernhardt Rebours released HEX in 1979 on the bands own Xntrix label. It was a 12" 45rpm mini album and was released with the help of Small Wonder (Bauhaus, The Cure, Crass), a local independent record label. HEX was later reissued by Crass Records in 1981.The record was recorded at Southern Studios, produced by Penny Rimbaud, and engineered by John Loder, HEX is an extraordinary punk record which featured the group's lineup that was to last for the following 2 years. Cameo appearances included Vi Subversa's offspring Pete Fender and Gem Stone of Fatal Microbes and Eve Libertine of Crass. The album lays out the band's concerns, in Vi's searing lyrics, against a backdrop of deep, beautiful and sometimes scary music. Vi channels the anger and frustrations of any single mother living in what was (and still is) a mans' world. From the opening salvo "If I had my time again, I'd like to come back as a man!" to the final "Reality Attack Reality Attack Reality" the record bristles with a fiery passion and intensity. The lyrics explore the expectations of normality, political correctness, pressures of conformity, pain and mental illness and the horrors of war. The music is diamond hard but with a tender edge, and the whole soundscape is overlaid with 'found' recordings of everyday life. Reissued for the first time in over 30 years with a sturdy tip-on gatefold cover. (Water Wing Records #10)

Harvest Gulgaltha emerged in 2012 from the murky void of the United States Black/Death scene delivering an unassuming, yet mesmerizing demo that has since captured the attention of many due to its austere primitivism. The demo is itself a magnificent recording that deserves wider recognition and to that end, this vinyl version will ensure its continued proliferation. (Nuclear War Now Records #264)

Dave Slave, one of the underground's most unquestionably enigmatic and underappreciated figures, reemerges from a long torpor with the third full-length from his Doomed and Disgusting project called "Satan's Nightmare." Primarily focusing upon midpaced doom, this project reflects hints of Hellhammer, Goatlord, and Doom Snake Cult, but truly sounds like nothing else. (Nuclear War Now Records #263)

Named after the classic Necros song, Sex Drive from Holland plays raw and primitive hardcore inspired by bands like The Kreuzen, SSD, Void and Flipper. Not interested in creating a carbon copy of any of these bands they''ve been labeled crazy man hardcore by MRR in their search for a fresh sound. Expect no nonsense, no gimmicks, no posturing. Just fist pumping riffs, ferocious drumming and snarling, demented vocals. 10 Songs that clocks in a mere thirteen minutes. In addition you get the Downslide - Nowhere To Hide MCD, Johnny's and Daan's previous band. (Crucial Response Records #85)

No Comply serves up 5 songs, including a Spazz cover, from their 1997 demo tape. Featured members on this recording include ex-members of Asshole Parade, Ansojuan, etc... Total Spazz worship! Artwork by Spidermike Vinatieri of Capitalist Casualties. Japan's 2 piece noisegrind band SETE STAR SEPT put 6 new tracks on it. Noise! Noise! Noise! Split release with Ratgirl Records. Limited to 500 copies. (Jerk Off Records #65)

PARASOL - Not There LP
Ten truly infectious punk-pop songs. This LP takes you all your favorite places from their previous three releases, and brings many new elements into play. At turns contemplative, defiant, contented, insecure; there's a song for every mood on this record, and they all feel familiarly intimate yet refreshingly carefully-wrought. Very attractive split color random mix lavender/deep purple vinyl. This is a split release with Square of Opposition Records and Lauren Records. Full color sleeve and inserts, stickered poly bags. (Nervous Nelly Records #5)

Martha is a band from Durham, United Kingdom, and their first LP has just been released to much acclaim, and this record makes a perfect companion piece. These are two of the catchiest songs that I have heard in a long time, and the use of multiple vocalists allows them to do some really interesting stuff. DIY high energy pop. Our friend David has been playing DIY punk pop under the name Spoonboy for like a decade, as well as fronting the similarly-long-running Max Levine Ensemble. He has a penchant for cramming complex political ideas illustrated in personal experience into freewheeling two-minute pop nuggets, and his songs on here are no different. They are fully electrified and backing-banded as well, if that's your jam. (Nervous Nelly Records #7)

HARRINGTON SAINTS - Upright Citizen 7"
Often referred to as the "cream of the punk rock crop," Northern California's streetpunk/oi kings Harrington Saints bring you the newest sounds of the street, "Upright Citizen" backed with "Let's Go Rob A Bank." Delivering their usual bombastic sound, this new single continues the tradition of hard driving music coupled with memorable, singalong hooks. Harrington Saints prove once again, and deservingly so, why they are the gold standard of punk rock. (Pirate's Press Records #130)

SELF DEFENSE FAMILY - Indoor Wind Chimes 7"
This is the third installment of Self Defense Family's "Island Series" of recordings. With this release, vocalist/lyricist Patrick Kindlon and company continue down their seemingly limitless creative road. Without a doubt, this is another stellar release from one of today's most prolific underground bands. 7" includes digital download. (Deathwish Records #166)

BEASTMILK - Use Your Deluge 7"
Use Your Deluge was originally issued as a 4-song 7" in 2012 on SVART records in Finland. Early discoverers of the EP were treated to the apocalyptic post punk brilliance that the rest of the world would come to clamor for a year later with CLIMAX, the band's breakthrough full-length debut. The expanded fervor for CLIMAX sent music fans worldwide in search of the entire Beastmilk catalog, which depleted SVART's stock of the USE YOUR DELUGE and WHITE STAINS 7"d overnight. Rabid demand drove e-bay activity through the roof, and the band enlisted SVART and Magic Bullet to repress the EP's in efforts to meet the sudden and increasing demand. Beastmilk heavily championed by DRAKTHRONE'S Fenriz, Pitchfork, Stereogum, and members of A.F.I. and CONVERGE. (Magic Bullet Records #170)

Richmond, Virginia's Bleach Everything and Los Angeles, California's VORS have paired together to release a split 7" single marking both entities' debut on vinyl format. Bleach Everything kick off the festivities with "The Moaner", a demented little number about a violent man that lives in your attic undetected. Musically, the pace is as frantic and urgent as the final sands in the proverbial hourglass. Drums are crushed, buzzsaw guitars cut deeply across the speakers, and overdriven bass pushes along the possessed and just flat out eerie vocals in a pre-meditated murderous game of musical chairs. Featuring current members of Iron Reagan, Suppression, and formers members of Jesuit and Corn on Macabre, you know it's going to be a completely twisted take on music as most people conventionally know it. VORS (J. Bennett/Ides of Gemini) complements the violent carnage via a deliberate dead-behind-the-eyes ditty appropriately titled "Mood Swinger." Synth-heavy, and glacially paced, the tracks sound like it was driven from the fire escape outside of the kitchen window you're obliviously walking around behind. Drenched in the gritty low-budget outsider sleaze that defined many of the great VHS hit's of the 70's and 80's that could have been the soundtrack to "Maniac", "Deranged", or "Possessed". It's cold, it's rainy, and it's likely that VORS is talking and laughing to himself while cutting the phone lines in your neighborhood. Black or white vinyl available. Comes with download code. (Magic Bullet Records #171)

(restock) MISERY - From The Seeds That We Have Sown LP
Description: This latest release finds Misery looking not only backwards but forwards as they celebrate 25 years together without a lineup change nor a break. The two lead off tracks show that Misery will always be progressing and growing, The Beginning featuring female vocals and acoustic guitar amidst the massive crushing heaviness, where Armageddon shows that no one has perfected apocalyptic crust/ stenchcore like Misery has. The middle of this release finds them reaching back to the first demo, re-recordings of the bleak New Year's and the classic Midnight. The latter features the return of Al Long who left Misery to join Nausea shortly after the demo. The final two songs pay homage to their roots in the van by covering Sacrilege's Lifeline and Chrome's epic 3rd From the Sun, once again featuring Al Long, both adding their own ingredients that began to shape Misery in 1988. Any band would be lucky to celebrate 25 years with a release this strong. (Inimical Records #35)

Descriptions for 9/20/14

DYSTOPIA - Human = Garbage LPx2
DYSTOPIA was a round from 1991 to 2008. Doom-ridden, metal-laced, down-tuned punk with a "Love Earth-Hate People" philosophy. Human=Garbagewas the first full length (1994) released on the bands own Life is Abuse and Misanthropic Records with help from Common Cause in Germany who booked the bands first European tour. From '91 to '93 DYSTOPIA existed as a four piece (with Dan Kaufman of MINDROT doing lead vocals). Included with this release are the tracks from splits with GRIEF and EMBITTERED both from 1993 and another only previously released on the first cd format of this collection.Visually DYSTOPIA took influence from both anarcho-punk collage art and graffiti culture. Blending images of societal decay, inner turmoil and humanity's destruction of the planet to create a style that goes hand in hand with the music. The 16 page lyric booklet included and the imagery contained are indispensable along side these 12 tracks. Out of print for years these songs find a new home at Tankcrimes. Now packaged as a double LP with 7" sized booklet including a digital download card (CD format also available). The pure anger and misery that is constantly present on this record make it undoubtedly one of the most disturbing, depressing and misanthropic records ever. An essential part of any sludge punk, crust metal or doom fan's collection. An essential crust, metal, doom release - now packaged as double LP for the first time including all tracks from the original CD format. Pressed to clear vinyl with a digital download card included. Highly influential band toured all over USA, Australia, Japan and Europe. 16 page 7" booklet contains all essential DYSTOPIA imagery. (Tank Crimes Records #85)

MIDNIGHT - No Mercy For Mayhem LP/CDx2 (available on either LP or CDx2)
Hotter than Hell in the metal/punk underworld, MIDNIGHT's debut album, Satanic Royalty, became an instant classic upon its release in 2011. Now, with anticipation at a fever pitch, the hooded demons return with the even better No Mercy for Mayhem. Whereas Satanic Royalty was the culmination of nearly a decade's worth of hard slogging in the underground, No Mercy for Mayhem is an intensification of everything its predecessor seemingly perfected: the hooks even more anthemic, the power more piledriving, the dirt dirtier, the sum effect being absolute BLACKOUT. Really, there's no current band who are able to mainline classic heavy metal, hard-charging punk rock, and grimy rock 'n' roll quite like MIDNIGHT can, and No Mercy for Mayhem is studded-leather, 10-track proof that mainman Athenar and crew are at the top of their game and bow to no one. As an added bonus, initial CD pressings of No Mercy for Mayhem will include a bonus track and a whole bonus disc comprising MIDNIGHT's super-limited Alive on the Streets of Cleveland live LP. On your feet or on your knees, you'll get No Mercy for Mayhem from MIDNIGHT! (Hells Headbangers #126)

N.Y.C MAYEM - For Real! LP
Recorded in 1985 this 26 track LP contains all of N.Y.C Mayhem's studio recordings: two demo tapes and their unreleased "For Real!" that was to appear on Urinal Records. Also includes a 12-page full color book containing extensive liner notes and many rare/unseen images. Limited to 500 copies. N.Y.C Mayehm becomes the legendary Straight Ahead. "Iron Maiden had Eddie. NYC Mayhem had Speedy. In 1985, I was in love with both bands. I ordered NYC Mayhem's "Violence" demo from a fanzine called Mutilator, done by Beyond / Quicksand guitarist Tom Capone. I sent my three dollars in the mail and received a tape back from Gordon Ancis, the guitar player. I would sit on my bed and pore over the Powerslave cover art, all its masterful intricacies. The cover of the Mayhem demo, a crude doodle, something a bored kid might draw on his desk, was just as cool. Speedy was a wild-eyed cartoon with two teeth and scratches on his face, as though he'd been in a fight, with squiggle lines for hair. The stripped-down aesthetic of the artwork translated to the music as well. Where Iron Maiden had just released their most epic composition, "Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner," nearly fourteen minutes in length, Mayhem had a song on their demo, "Body Bags," that was five seconds long. There was great metal riffing on the tape, and preposterous speed. It was the fastest thing I had ever heard. I couldn't have loved it more. This was my first tape from an underground New York Hardcore band. On the flip side of the demo, the band included a copy of one of their recent shows at CBGB's. I was transfixed by those four letters. The live show was just as good as, if not better than, the demo. Kids only a year or two older than me were making music with a power and intensity that was overwhelming. The sound on the tape was incredible. The mood was intimate. The band traded banter with the audience. CBGB's. Sitting in my room at the age of fourteen, I knew I had to go there. NYC Mayhem went on, of course, to transform into the legendary Straight Ahead. Nearly thirty years after receiving Mayhem's "Violence" demo in the mail, I've become friendly with Tommy Carroll, the singer, and I can tell you this: NYC Mayhem is the band he still talks about. The band that should have stayed together. The band that could have done something big." Lewis Dimmick (Our Gang), 2014. (Radio Raheem Records #5)

BLITZ - Voice Of A Generation LP
Raw, violent and catchy, Blitz's 1982 debut album sounded like a shot of pure rock and roll through the violence of the English working class. Made up by two punks and two skinheads, with a lot to say about violence and football, Blitz appealed to all kinds of lowlifes, who finally had a voice for their generation. This new version of the long out of print classic includes three bonus tracks (2 from the Carry On Oi! comp and one from the Total Noise comp). (Radiation Records #32)

VARUKERS - Bloodscuckers LP
The Varukers were one of the first groups of the UK 82 movement - the second generation of punk rock that took the spirit of '77 and merged it with the incessant beat of NWOBHM - responsible for creating UK hardcore. Heavily inspired by Discharge, The Varukers released three 7"s in the early '80s before this, their first and most definitive album, came out in 1983 on the legendary Riot City Records (Vice Squad, Abrasive Wheels, Chaos U.K.). Back in print on LP, thanks to Radiation Reissues, Bloodsuckers is one of the definitive pieces of early UK hardcore, full of Sabbath inspired guitar work, pounding rhythms and aggressive anarchistic lyrical content. ESSENTIAL! (Radiation Records #31)

REVENGE - Attack.Blood.Revenge LP
While Revenge's style and line up have changed and evolved since the release of this debut MLP, all of the elements that characterized the band at its inception remain intact even today. With the prominence that Revenge has since earned, it seems fitting to now reissue this classic debut MLP. To augment the material on "Attack.Blood.Revenge," this new LP edition contains four additional bonus tracks including the "Superion.Command.Destroy" EP, Revenge's track from the split 7" with Arkhon Infaustus, and the band's cover of Von's "Lamb" that it recorded for inclusion on the 2009 NWN! Fest compilation. (Nuclear War Now Records #300)

ILL OMEN - Enthroning the Bonds of Abhorrence LPx2
Ill Omen is the solo project of the reclusive and mysterious Australian multi-instrumentalist and songwriter known as IV (also recognized for his work in bands such as Nazxul and Temple Nightside as well as a number of other solitary musical endeavors). The music here is predominantly mid-paced and expansive and laced with passages both heavily melancholic and misanthropic. The visionary art of Alex Brown was selected to impart the visual aesthetic accompaniment to this haunting masterpiece, and the result is magnificent. (Nuclear War Now Records #254)

CRIPPLE BASTARDS - Live To Hate People Vol 1 & 2 LP
Imagine a live set starting with "at the end of show, I'll get the one that threw this bottle and I'll fuck his mother" and culminating into a riot, broken PA and desperate sound technicians and promoters threatening to call the cops. It's not an ordinary live album, it's the first official Cripple Bastards' live full length, the insane follow up to "Live to hate people" 3_ MCD (1998) including - on popular demand - the highly debated Rovereto show interrupted by a furious riot and anarchists throwing bottles on stage. This has been captured by a crystal ultra-powerful soundboard recording, and besides the fun fact of all the insults and gags between the songs, you also get the best sounding CB live performance ever, strenghtened by the band vs audience hostilty of the whole set! This also includes as bonus the older "Live to hate people" vol.1 originally released 15 years ago as a 3_MCD and now completely remastered. All together 32 songs of rabid Fastcore/Grind in the total hateful spirit this band has been delivering for 25 years with no compromise and remorse!! Insert including photos, flyers and liner notes. (Haunted Hotel Records #69)

JUDGE DREAD - Dreadmania (It's All In The Mind) LP
Dreadmania (It's All In The Mind) is Judge Dread's (nee Alexander Hughes) very first album, originally released by Trojan Records in 1972, and is a confirmed Ska and Skinhead Reggae classic. The least likely of reggae stars, the white, Brixton raised Dread had previously served as a club bouncer (where he met Derrick Morgan and Prince Buster), wrestler, bodyguard, DJ, and debt collector for Trojan Records, before hitting it big in 1972 with "Big Six" - nspired by Prince Buster's classic "Big 5" - which reached number 11 on the UK chart and sold nearly a half a million copies. On the back of that hit, and its follow up "Big Seven", the label quickly assembled an album to cash in on their success, and its title, Dreadmania, aptly summed up the state of the nation, as Judge Dread fever gripped the island. Of course, the two hits were included within, as was "Oh She Is a Big Girl Now," which was subsequently spun off as a single, and "Dr. Kitch," which later reappeared as a B-side. Appropriately enough, the Chuck Berry hit "Ding a Ling" was covered, and just in case there were any remaining doubts about the album's contents, there's even a track titled "Donkey Dick." "It's all in the mind/It's all in the mind/The rudeness it's all in the mind," the Judge ruled on the opening track. Perhaps, but Dread could make even a nun blush. He was the king of the double entendre, his clever wordplay and wit a revelation for the staid British. But he also captured the imagination of Jamaicans. Dread wrapped his rude lyrics within perfect reggae backdrops, with many of his songs built around classic Jamaican rhythms, adding further authenticity to his sound. (Radiation Records #25)

NUNSLAUGHTER - Angelic Dread LPx2 (gatefold)
At long last, NUNSLAUGHTER return with their first full-length studio album in seven years (and fourth overall), Angelic Dread! The epitome of "highly anticipated," Angelic Dread is the fullest, fiercest realization of the eternal NUNSLAUGHTER aesthetic: "Devil Metal" to the bitter and bloody end. This American Metal outfit create concise, catchy, and caustic anthems to anti-religion and supernatural horror, combining the best and most belligerent elements of death metal and hardcore punk. It's no wonder that NUNSLAUGHTER have a diehard cult following around the world, all of whom consume the band's seemingly endless tornado of vinyl releases. But here, the band have delivered 15 of their most potent tracks ever, all fresh cuts, and have rendered them in a production that's rounded yet absolutely ripping. To celebrate this monumental release, HELLS HEADBANGERS will be including a bonus CD/LP that comprises 16 songs previously available only on 7" vinyl, but re-recorded in a most crushing manner, thus making Angelic Dread the ultimate NUNSLAUGHTER statement! (Hells Headbangers #127)

Limited European press of 500 copies. Originally released in 2011. They have released numerous 7"s in Sub Pop, Fashionable Idiots, Deer Healer, and other labels... Condominium finally deliver their debut LP. On this record, this St Paul, MN based hardcore band gives us 7 tracks spanning 22 minutes. The record alternates between melodic disciplined musicianship and blasts of chaos. Similarly the lyrics explore the contradiction between nihilism and fatalist positivity. Past reviewers have compared their music to Black Flag, Jesus Lizard, and Brainbombs as well as the old "AmRep" sound. (Cut The Cord Records #41)

Recorded in 2013, WRONG HOLE's debut LP "2012" is a close match for P.Trash-roster especially for the rear part of the mark. It's kinda oldschool punk and hardcore mixed with synth- and garage-punk, but first and foremost it's brilliant TRASH. The line-up of the band features Nick Flanagan "vocals" (BRUTAL KNIGHTS, TEEN CRUD COMBO, KILLER ELITE, COME), Andrew Moszynski "guitar, drum programming" (QUEST FOR FIRE, DEADLY SNAKES, KILLER ELITE) and Jon Schouten "Synth" (TEENANGER). The "vocals" show analogies to BRUTAL KNIGHTS snotty HC-style plus digitally effected weirdness whilst the tunes are a dirty drum machine driven mix of SPITS, TERROR VISIONS, FINAL SOLUTIONS and "Death To The Old Flesh"-era DESTRUCTION UNIT or like a fast version of the most underrated DAMNATION KIDS - all levels in the red. The musical follies of WRONG HOLE are in a way comparable with the lunatic tape-manipulation and funny noises of early BUTTHOLE SURFERS too. Recorded in winter 2013 at Stustustudio in Toronto, mixed by Jon Schouten at Rising Fun, and mastered by Steve Sidoli. (Cut The Cord Records #37)

OUTRAGE - 1985 Demo(n)s LP
It's unbelievable how a band like Outrage from Germany hadn't been given the credit they truly deserve. Formed in 1983, together with SLAUGHTER they have been among the very first bands showing such a strong HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST influence combined with a raw thrash/black attack in the vein of early SODOM. This Lp features their two 1985 demos in their entirety. They have broken up in 1987 after two more demos and have remained buried by time and dust till their reformation in 2004. Along with POISON this is a teutonic gem that must be present in your collection. Restored and mastered for vinyl at Toxic Basement Studio. Limited 400 copies on black vinyl, come with poster and A2 insert. (Radiation/Ripping Storm Records #4)

THE APOSTLES - Punk Obituary LP
The Apostles were formed in 1979 in the Islington area, London by Bill Corbet, Julian Portinari, Dan McIntrye and Pete Byng-Hall. With this line-up, the band didn't play any gigs, but were featured in diverse fanzines such as Paroxysm Fear and New Crimes. In the summer of 1981, Andy Martin joined them as vocalist and they played their first gig in September of 1981 and recorded their first demo, The Apostles. With the addition of Martin, the band started to work something out from the anarcho-punk scene, more into mixing diverse sounds such as industrial, English folk, some gospel and avant-garde stuff. In 1982, all the band's members left except Andy Martin, who called some friends from other bands as Political Asylum and Innocent Bystander to continue with the band's work. With this new line-up, the band recorded four 7"s and seven 12" LPs between 1984 and 1990. Punk Obituary was originally released by the great Motorhate label, run by the English band Conflict. This album is to anarco-punk what London Calling was to mainstream punk, a total seminal record that helped to create a new sound and style. Also the lyrics turned from anarco-punk themes to more personal and intellectual ones. A total absolute must-have record, for sure. Features replica cover art and inside artwork including a big newspaper/fanzine. Limited edition of 500 copies on 180 gram black vinyl with a gatefold sleeve. (Radation/Beat Generation Records #46)

V/A - Bitter Cold 7" compilation
Regional grind/powerviolence/noise comp including unreleased tracks (exclusive to this release only) by Milorganaut, Lifes, Sick/Tired, Machismo, Mellow Harsher, Sea of Shit, Scaphe, and Gnawed. All tracks written and recorded during winter 2013/14 (one of the harshest winters ever sustained in the Midwest). Limited to 500. Comes w/ a free digital download. (Diseased Audio Records #13)

Prepare to be crushed under the tank-treads of the most brutal Death Crust record ever: MUTILATED VETERANS' Necro Crust Warhead 12" MLP.Exactly what its title says, Necro Crust Warhead is a hulking, heaving mass of utter D-beat destruction, galloping like the four horsemen of the apocalypse on the bones of the battlefield's dead. But far from being mere Discharge plagiarists, MUTILATED VETERANS up-ratchet the D-beat idiom with a molten metallic might that handily trounces even the most "brutal" death metal band - not surprising here, as erstwhile Machetazo/Dishammer founder Dopi is one of the MUTILATED VETERANS. The mission of Necro Crust Warhead is absurdly simple: get in, get out, and KILL-CRUSH-DESTROY. This is the future of No Future... Recommended for diehards of later ANTI-CIMEX, DISGUST (UK), WOLFPACK, CRUDE SS, and WARCOLLAPSE. (Hell's Headbangers Records #26)

ABYSMAL LORD - Storms Of Unholy Black Mass LP
Always on the lookout for the foulest, filthiest sounds in the metal underground, HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to unleash the debut EP from Louisiana black/death barbarians ABYSMAL LORD, Storms of Unholy Black Mass! Ever-accurately titled, Storms of Unholy Black Mass is a pounding, pulsing torrent of bestial frequencies, vomit vox, and nuclear explosions of noise. ABYSMAL LORD, however, are not your regular identikit "bestial/goat metal" band, as they summon storms of filth 'n' fury firmly rooted in classic grindcore; meanwhile, their lead-guitar detonations suggest an understanding of agitated music outside of metal. At nearly 26 minutes, Storms of Unholy Black Mass is the perfect length to do the maximum cranial/spiritual damage, and is a lethal introduction to the black hole that is ABYSMAL LORD. (Hell's Headbangers Records #28)

CEMETERY LUST - Orgies Of Abomination LP
One of HELLS HEADBANGERS latest unearthings from metal's dirtiest underground, CEMETERY LUST present their highly anticipated debut for the label, Orgies of Abomination. Following on from their cult debut Screams of the Violated, soon to be reissued by HELLS HEADBANGERS, Orgies of Abomination sees these Portland sleaze-bangers perfecting their vile, violent craft. Fittingly titled, Orgies of Abomination is a veritable smorgasbord of lyrical depravity, ably backed up by filthy, feral thrash metal that equally nods to '80s German proto-black, San Francisco speed metal, and even South American proto-death, all done with devilish glee. These songs stick in your head, and then CEMETERY LUST explodes right out of it, cremating all party-thrash pretenders. Right from the beginning until the bloody end, CEMETERY LUST demand you partake in Orgies of Abomination! (Hell's Headbangers Records #129)

FUNERAL CIRCLE - Funeral Circle LPx2 (gatefold)
Epic Doom Metal is not the most well known Heavy Metal genre. It takes a lot of heart and guts to play this style of music since the dinosaurs that started this kind of music are some of the very best bands to ever exist. Epic Doom Metal in our opinion started in Sweden with Candlemass. Their intention was to write the first Epic Doom Metal album. Other Doom Metal bands floating around back then weren't thinking about writing a Doom record, they just wrote records that sounded heavy and the way that they liked. With that said, we're proud to introduce Funeral Circle! Hailing from the icy mountains of Canada, this young and hungry band is writing some of the very best Epic Doom Metal songs heard today. If you're looking for Epic Doom Metal, there's not much out there better than this self-titled beast of an album! They're slowly clawing their way to the top of this genre. This record is loud, heavy, and raw with outstanding vocals. To top it off, if the fans voted on best album artwork, this would be the best of 2013. (Hell's Headbangers Records #121)

DESTRUKTOR/THRONEUM - A Prophecy Of Nihilism 7"
An Australian/Polish celebration of barbarism awaits with A Prophecy of Nihilism, joining together DESTRUKTOR and THRONEUM on a split 7". Up first is Australia's DESTRUKTOR with "Besieged," a characteristically caustic attack that fuses the blackest of black metal and the deathliest of death metal, with that old warring touch for which they've helped their homeland become world renown. As a precursor to their forthcoming Opprobrium, DESTRUKTOR look to be in fit 'n' fighting shape, ready to eclipse 2009's celebrated Nailed! Prolific like few others and always committed to the diehard Metal of Death cause, Poland's THRONEUM follow with "Chtonian Lust," one of their rawest and most primal pounders in forever, featuring some tastefully Bathorian soloing during the song's frenzied finale. With exclusive songs by both bands, A Prophecy of Nihilism is well worth heeding! (Hell's Headbangers Records #74)

CENTURIAN - Choronzonic Chaos Gods LP
Originally released in 1999, HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present a well-earned reissue of CENTURIAN's classic debut album, Choronzonic Chaos Gods. Very aptly titled, Choronzonic Chaos Gods is a veritable vortex of chaos magick executed with military precision. CENTURIAN at this stage could accurately be described as "death metal," but the ever-cyclonic, ever-coiling whirlwinds unleashed by the band take on a form more supernatural than physical. As such, CENTURIAN's debut album found much favor with the black metal faithful at the time, as well as those who held hope for a flagging death metal scene; not for nothing was it released by the esteemed Full Moon Productions label. Now, HELLS HEADBANGERS unleashes Choronzonic Chaos Gods, out of print for years, on CD and, for the first time ever, vinyl LP. Reap the whirlwind! (Hell's Headbangers Records #123)

CENTURIAN - Of Purest Fire LP
Originally released in 1997, HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present a well-earned reissue of CENTURIAN's sole demo, Of Purest Fire. Very aptly titled, CENTURIAN's introduction to the world is a veritable conflagration of occult energy and seared-black death metal battery. Although the band would find acclaim in the metal scene with their subsequent debut album, Choronzonic Chaos Gods, it was here with Of Purest Fire where CENTURIAN were at their rawest and most hungry, not to mention their most blackened, with cult covers of early Morbid Angel and Inquisitor underlinining this point in no uncertain terms; not for nothing was it later released on CD by the esteemed Full Moon Productions label. Now, HELLS HEADBANGERS unleashes Of Purest Fire, out of print for years, on CD and, for the first time ever, vinyl MLP. Reap the whirlwind! (Hell's Headbangers Records #27)

INQUISITION - Into The Infernal Regions... LPx2 [Tome Edition] (colored vinyl)
Comes with poster. Limited edition deluxe custom diecut trifold packaging with silver foil and parchment pages. ESSENTIAL cult Satanic masterpiece from the second wave of 90's Black Metal. Unlike many imposters from the same era, Inquisition is the true embodiment of Satan with a unique and characteristic style of Black Metal crafted over the past 20 years. Into the Infernal... now boasts a much better sounds quality (mastered for the very first time), and all new cover artwork painted by Antichrist Kramer. Hear a true black metal classic again, or for the first time. You will submit to this minimal-is-maximal monolith... (Hell's Headbangers Records #43)

Busy out cruising the post-apocalyptic wasteland, Italian speed metalpunks CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY are back with their highly anticipated second album, Future Decay. Four long years after their cult-classic It's Time to Face the Doomsday debut, the shit-hot CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY here crank up everything that made that record so special to so many listeners worldwide: more metal, more punk, more darkness, more fun, more crushing production, more crazed performances, more of MORE. Literally, everything on Future Decay is turned up to "11," and then beyond! It's often been said that CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY are the metalpunk analogue of the Mad Max films. With Future Decay, however, they mainline into musical form every cult '80s movie to feature bikers, zombies, and zombie bikers and set them across a bleak, bombed-out landscape that's their own choosing rather than one that's already been created. And with it, CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY paint a portrait of Future Decay... (Hell's Headbangers Records #122)

INQUISITION - Invoking The Majestic Throne Of Satan CD (DIGIPAK TOME)
Limited edition deluxe custom diecut trifold packaging with silver foil and parchment pages. At long last, INQUISITION's Invoking the Majestic Throne of Satan receives proper vinyl & CD editions, in deluxe tome packaging, courtesy of longtime supporters HELLS HEADBANGERS. Originally released in 2002 and long out of print, Invoking the Majestic Throne of Satan is the moment where INQUISITION truly came into their own and cemented a sound uniquely and entirely theirs: bulldozing, hypnotic, ritualistic, and thoroughly occult, an expansive 'n' absorbing BLACK HOLE that's an awesome power to behold, drone-oblivion chunder stretching to infinity and beyond, and all with the simplest, most stripped-down rudiments of guitar, drums, and voice. Here, INQUISITION both defined and REdefined black metal; the ideology and esoterica of true Satanism imbues everything the duo do across this monolithic, minimal-is-maximal work and yet personalized in such a manner that bespeaks absolute devotion to the darkside. And although the black metal scene at the time of the album's release was far sparser and far less public, the legendary around Invoking the Majestic Throne of Satan continued to grow, to the point where the album's now rightfully considered a classic, and it served as the springboard by which INQUISITION began to dominate the modern underground scene. So, hear the album the way it was intended to be experienced, as a portal to the Other Side, and try returning from the trip unchanged. (Hell's Headbangers Records #125)

ULTIMO RESORTE - Una Causa Sin Fondo LP
Reissue of the 1983 12" EP from legendary Spanish hardcore group, Ultimo Resorte, originally released by Flor y Nata. Pressed in a limited edition of 500 copies. (Radation/Radikal Records 1977 #22)

Reissue of Interterror's mini-LP, originally released in 1983 on Citra. This 2nd edition from Radikal 1977 includes printed insert made in duplex printing. This legendary piece of Spanish punk rock is pressed in a limited edition of 300 copies. (Radation/Radikal Records 1977 #7)

CHRISTIAN DEATH - American Inquisition LP picture disc
Limited to 500 copies. Rare and hard to find Italian-only 2007 edit for the 12th Christian Death studio album. Christian Death, the leading light in the post-punk/goth scene for 25+ years, recorded this after seven years of complete hiatus and right after the addition of Genitortures' guitarist Chris Lannahan. Limited to 500 copies. This vinyl version came out 7 years ago on a limited picture disc and got almost no distribution as the label suddenly disappeared right after. this is a MUST for any Christian Death fan! (Radiation/GT Records #1)

NAUSEA - Crimes Against Humanity LP
Nausea from L.A. formed in 1987 from the ashes of Majesty and sharing members with Terrorizer: Alfred "Garvey" Estrada on bass and Oscar Garcia on vocals and guitar. Oscar Garcia eventually recorded Terrorizer's classic "World downfall" Lp, but Nausea didn't break up, thus unleashing another death metal/grindcore instant classic originally released in 1991 by Wild Rags. The album is for the very first time re-issued on vinyl. 400 copies on black vinyl, 100 on white vinyl (with handnumbered sticker). All copies coming with A2 full color poster, jacket on 300 gsm cardboard, 4 pages insert, outer plastic bag. (Radiation/Ripping Storm Records #2)

MYMANMIKE - Will You Marry Me? 10"
MyManMike is a DIY fastcore / powerviolence band based in Seoul, South Korea, that started in late 2011. 3 members, 3 continents, 3 countries : USA, France and South Korea. The band has currently toured Europe, Japan, and most of the US with a few dates in Canada and Mexico. A short, fast, and loud 10" filled with plenty of blast beats, mid-tempo breakdown transitions, audio samples in multiple languages, and dueling vocals in English and Korean. For fans of anything off of the SFL and Sound Pollution catalogs. Furious fastcore fury that is both catchy and unpredictable. (Sacred Plague Records #MMM1)

MYMANMIKE - I'm Pregnant LP
MyManMike is a DIY fastcore / powerviolence band based in Seoul, South Korea, that started in late 2011. 3 members, 3 continents, 3 countries : USA, France and South Korea. The band has currently toured Europe, Japan, and most of the US with a few dates in Canada and Mexico. This is the band's second release after a 10", but there's an upcoming split cassette tape with Seized pending release. On this record MyManMike still embrace their furious fastcore / powerviolence sound, but have also introduced some seriously well integrated hardcore punk parts. It has the severity of their first release, but has a heavier and better sound production as well as a more developed song structure. Similar to their catalog, but catchier and more raging! (Sacred Plague Records #MMM3)

ANOPHELI - A Hunger Rarely Sated cassette tape
Anopheli is an emo crust band from Oakland, CA via London, England. ...started as a little project created between friends living in different countries. Jasmine(No Babies), Brian and Josh (both of Monuments Collapse) all live in California and Alex (Light Bearer, Carnist, etc) lives in London. The band set out to create a work that would incorporate the best moments of melodic crust in the vein of Remains of the Day and From Ashes Rise on one side, and the vicious and dirty attack of Spanish crust bands like Madame Germen, Ekkaia, Ictus and Leadershit on the other. The final result is indeed a fine representation of both schools, all in one place...Anopheli is taken from the word Anopheles, the greek scientific term for Mosquito, which means "good for nothing." Our first record is called "A hunger rarely sated. 100 copies. Black tapes. Full color 4 panel covers. Download code. Comes with large patch. (Halo Of Flies Records #7 CS)

(restock!!!) DEEP WOUND - s/t 7"
Finally restocked!! Armageddon Shop is proud to announce the release of a legitimate reissue of this classic USHC classic from 1983. From Killedbytheheart: "Deep Wound were one of a handful of great punk bands from the outer regions of Massachusetts who have been largely overlooked by HC history in favor of the "Boston Crew" bands who put out records on XClaim! or Modern Method. The four-piece recorded their one and only single with Lou Giordano and Frank Michaels (Proletariat) and released it on the Radiobeat label in 1982. The record is snotty teenage punk rock but played at lightning speed with totally manic singing. Drummer J Mascis and guitarist Lou Barlow went on to further greatness by forming the seminal indie rock band Dinosaur Jr., and bassist Scott Helland played in the Outpatients until their breakup in 1995. The Deep Wound material is all amazing and essential. (Armageddon Shop #6)

VIOLENT SONS - Nothing As It Seems LP
Violent Sons is fronted by Sean Murphy from Verse, the Providence, RI hardcore act who has released four records setting the bar for the modern enhancement of youth crew standards and their own more progressive and yet equally passionate and politically engaged/enraged strain. Also including Raindance drummer Evan White, their ten-song introduction, "Nothing As It Seems," is a ferocious effort that would imaginably please fans of Verse's ambitious trajectory, and yet it is completely its own project for much of its blistering 22-minute length. A metallic undercurrent here, a blast-beat there, a smoggy atmosphere elsewhere, propulsive, Kurt Ballou-esque riffs at other points - it all makes for a uniquely punchy and multifaceted debut that subtly twists punk's heavier formula into new shapes and colors while retaining Murphy's exasperated, incensed, sociopolitical frustrations. LP includes digital download. (Bridge Nine Records #216)

TOUCHE AMORE - Live On BBC Radio Vol. 2 7"
Since their inception, Touche Amore has been touring relentlessly, playing their brand of emotional hardcore/punk everywhere from dingy basements to sprawling arenas. While traveling in the UK in 2013, they were invited to record at the legendary BBC Studios for "The Punk Show" with host Mike Davies for a second time (the band released their "Live On BBC Radio 1 Vol. 1" in 2012 on Deathwish). Touche Amore "Live On BBC Radio 1 Vol. 2" offers heartfelt renditions of recent "Is Survived By" anthems "Just Exist," "Harbor" and "Non Fiction," as well as "Gravity, Metaphorically," originally on their split with Pianos Become The Teeth. 7" includes digital download. (Deathwish Records #163)

Originally released for Record Store Day on Sealegs Records, the Touche Amore/Title Fight split is back in press via Secret Voice. The split features each band covering each other's songs. Title Fight takes on "Faceghost" from "Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me" while Touche Amore gives their version of "Crescent-Shaped Depression" from the album "Shed." 7" includes digital download. (Deathwish/Secret Voice Records #10)

The debut release of this Pittsburgh powerhouse is a must have for new and old fans alike. Featuring five songs of complete chaos, very few can catch on record. This is a perfect introduction of what was to come on future releases. Purple translucent vinyl with download codes. (Mayfly Records #13)

Code Orange Kids and Full Of Hell have teamed up to create what is, without a doubt, the heaviest release in the Topshelf catalog. Featuring two new tracks from each band, this EP will be released on May 22nd. For fans of Defeater and Touche Amore. 7" includes digital download. Worldwide ok, no barcode. (TopShelf Records #56)

Limited to 500 copies and hand numbered. We are beyond honored to present to you an amazing live show from 1979 by The Beat, feat. Paul Collins of The Nerves and The Breakaways, Mike Ruiz (drummer for Milk n Cookies), Steven Huff and Larry Whitman. Classic powerpop songs, played to perfection by The Beat at an exciting period in their career, when they were first starting! The show was played at the Palladium on December 13, 1979. One side only! 500 hand numbered copies. (Radiation/Lady Kinky Karr Records #24)

MARSHALLS - Wicked Good Music 1977 to 1980 LP
A big time fine for fans of late 70s power pop, so pay attention! The band grew up in Boston during the seventies and released one single only during their career. Here are some ditties from the Rat era when they were playing with the Cars, Real Kids, Stompers, Fox Pass, Nervous Eater... Their tracks are in the vein of the first album from Pezband, early Rubinoos, Scruffs, Innocents and Titan Records (Arlis, The Boys, Gary Charlson). Translation: Celebrate! It really is a major find for fans of this era and will surprise many, many folks. Extremely highly recommended for fans of this period of power pop! Trivia: Andy Paley (who played in Paley Brothers, Sidewinders, Modern Lovers, Shangri-Las, Elliot Murphy band, etc. and collaborated as producer with Madonna, the Ramones, Debbie Harry, Brian Wilson and Jerry Lee Lewis.) was a member of the band. Jonathan Paley (Paley Brothers), Adam Roth (Jim Carroll Band, Del Fuegos, Evan Dando band), Peter Staines (Inmates), Erik Lindgren (Space Negros, Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, keyboardists for the Real Kids and the Cynics, owner of Arf! Arf! Records) and Jonathan Richman were involved in the band, too! Rob Dimit (the producer of Real Kids, Plastic Bertrand and M.I.A.) and Bob Schott (La Peste) took care of their recordings. (Radiation/Lady Kinky Karr Records #14)

CUTE LEPERS - B Sides 10" (with 3D glasses)
Amazing 3-Dimension artwork with 3-D glasses! 1000 handnumbered copies only! The Cute Lepers are a six piece band from Seattle, WA equally influenced by first wave punk, mod-revival, power pop, and a soft spot in our hearts for Johnny Thunders... oh yeah, with occasional hints of doo-wop, early 60's rock'n'roll and a load of female back-up vocals. Led by chief songwriter Steve from seminal Seattle band The Briefs and Kicks from the canadian act New Town Animals. This is the collection of their 7"s B-sides with bonus (a compilation track and an unreleased instrumental song). Hey, buy this record, there is no mp3 download coupon! It's good! It's cool! It's 3D! (Radiation/Lady Kinky Karr Records #12)

ACTION SWINGERS - Enough Already... Live! LP
These copies we recently discovered come from the limited yellow vinyl edition of 100 copies only! The brainchild behind the Action Swingers incendiary garage punk was New Yorker Ned Hayden. His Stooges-like vocals, guitar, and primitive songs were the hallmark of the group throughout its various incarnations. When the band debuted with a self-titled album, the lineup consisted of Hayden, guitarist/singer Julia Cafritz (ex-Pussy Galore), bassist Peter Shore (ex-Unsane), and drummer Bob Bert (ex-Sonic Youth, ex-Pussy Galore). A couple of songs that ended up on the early tracks compilation Quit While You're Ahead featured J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. on drums. After their debut, the Swingers dissolved for about a year, but then Hayden resurrected the group without Shore and Cafritz and with new members Bruce Bennett (the A-Bones) and Howie Pyro (D Generation) on board. That lineup undertook a U.K. tour in 1992 and released an EP, More Fast Numbers, which included the infamous song "Courtney Love." With the departure of guitarist Bennett and drummer Bert, Hayden soldiered on with various sidemen, releasing Decimation Blvd. in 1993 on Caroline Records. The album, the group's most fully realized effort, was 20-something minutes and 14 songs-worth of garage punk fury and hardcore flourishes. This great live album, with a beautiful exclusive artwork by Seattle grunge scene's number one storyteller Peter Bagge, came out on CD on Reptilian back in the mid 90's, and saw the vinyl treatment just a few years ago on the small rockin' bones label but remained impossible to find. All handnumbered! (Rockin' Bones Records #61)

EASY LIVIN' - Dead End Radio LP
The real debut album by this little NYC's garage punk treasure. Think of the Devil Dogs, Rip Offs, Action Swingers. Limited (500 copies) edition and titles like 'Screw with you', 'Girls are made for lovin'', 'Drive me crazy' etc. (Rockin' Bones Records #45)

Original copies of their first album, produced by STEVE BLAISE (DEVIL DOGS) who played also piano on a few songs. Featuring SAMBONE (BIG BOBBY & THE NIGHTCAPS). Amazing artwork by LUCA TIERI. Limited to 500 copies....same songs on side A and side B! (Rockin' Bones Records #34)

W.I.N.K.S. - Too Hot To Be This Cool LP
The women of the W.I.N.K.S. cultivate a saucy, swaggering dynamic that keeps their otherwise straight-forward approach to punk rock ticking. There's no wheel reinvention here, just a 20-minute nonstop burst of come-ons and put-downs. They bring to mind the trashpunk of the Bobbyteens and early Donnas mixed with the wild raw of the VKTMS and Deadly Weapons. (Rockin' Bones Records #64)

COYOTE MEN - Maskarado K.O. LP picture disc
Limited picture disc with a great live show from the early 90s. (Rockin' Bones Records #21)

(restock) VALLEY BOYS - s/t LP
New band of Jon Sharron (Brutal Knights, Career Suicide, Union Of Uranus and Chokehold, ha ha) with folks from School Jerks and Vapids. In dedication to the stupidity of humanity: Cut the Cord That... Records presents the debut twelve inch extended play platter of the Valley Boys. Ten songs that convey the complete and utter disappointment, disillusionment, and distaste for social norms and the society that feeds your malnourished thought process. With all the love of a stillborn child and a hot glass of milk this record will penetrate a little solace to your otherwise mundane daily life. (Cut The Cord Records #21)

(restock) PERMANENT RUIN - San Jose 7"
New five track EP from this prolific California band, but just as brutal and uncompromising as those fantastic slabs. Just like before, you know this fucker ain't for no damn milk-babies, this is for the true punk freaks, from the blinding speed, the hard-as-fuck breakdowns, and the best vox in the biz, you'll have this one flipping on your turntable endlessly. One-color screened cover on brown stock w/ 11x17" poster/lyric sheet. (Not Normal Records #25)

(restock) AMERICAN HATE - Demo cassette tape
Brand, spanking new six track demo from Oklahoman freaks, American Hate. Ex- and current members of Glow God and Grasseaters craft a truly unsettling manifesto of crime and grime all while managing to create some trippy and furious hardcore. Packaged with a 20 page mini-zine compiling lyrics and propaganda and an American Hate brand shiv. (Not Normal Records #29)

Descriptions for 9/13/14

The Number Ones (AKA THE #1s) will take you to power pop heaven with their razor sharp 10 track self titled debut album. They are a Dublin based four-piece featuring members of Cian Nugent and The Cosmos (Matador / No Quarter), Cheap Freaks (Big Neck), Strong Boys (Milk Run), and The Pacifics (Bachelor). Even though they are based in Dublin, they sound like a classic Good Vibrations band from 1979. The Number Ones have energy, passion and tunes so good, it makes you think you've heard them already. Each track is a golden nugget of power pop fun that never outlasts it's welcome as every track is under three minutes. Although this sort of music seems to have been done a million times before, it sounds fresh in the hands of The Number Ones. This is pure summer fun for fans of Rudi, Protex, Exploding Hearts, Buzzcocks and The Tranzmitors." 7.9 on pitchfork for those who care about that sort of thing. (Deranged Records #246)

TOTAL ABUSE - Looking For Love 7"
Total Abuse, the ugly boys from Texas return after a two year hiatus with Looking For Love, a 3 track 7" EP ...Expect dissonant, debased, sleaze filled dirgy hell tunes... You either love them or hate them but you know to expect the filthiest ear shredding hardcore around . Looking For Love is the a search for forgiveness through the trash filled alley ways and underbelly of a seedy Texas city... Cover art by Jamie Fletcher... Back cover and an incredible illustrated 10 page booklet by Matthew Bellosi. mastered by Dan Randall of Mammoth Sounds. (Deranged Records #253)

GHOUL - We Came For the Dead LP
This album reeks of old school thrash and death metal. This album makes you wish you were in the mosh. This album makes you bang your head. Speedy riffs, well timed beats and kick ass solos. The debut of the mighty GHOUL, We Came for the Dead begins the story of Creepsylvania where people are hunted, eatenand moshed. Now available to enjoy on LP format from Tankcrimes Records. After selling over 10,000 units on CD and digital this album is finally pressed to vinyl. GHOUL is the #1 band from Creepsylvania. GHOUL will be doing a full US tour in September to support. Pressed onto colored vinyl with a digital download card included. People got killed and eaten making this record. (Tank Crimes Records #82)

MAIMED FOR LIFE - s/t LP (1985/1986)
Maimed for Life was a political hardcore punk band from Salt Lake City, Utah that started playing in 1983. This discography LP includes the original six song 7" from 1985 and a six song bonus b-side from the same studio in 1986 (unreleased)! Smokin hardcore with Aldine Strychnine who years later joined up with Poison Idea on their "Feel The Darkness" LP. First press is limited to 350 black vinyl. Comes with 11" x 17" lyric poster. (National Dust Records #24)

GORGUTS - Vol 1 ...And Then Comes Lividity LP
The beginning of Gorguts - the legendary very first demo tape from 1990 which inked Gorguts a deal with Roadrunner. Raw gritty death metal demos, yet clear, tight and intricate with full indication of where they would go with Considered Dead and beyond. Carefully remastered by Colin Marston, 180g 45rpm 12" LP, Limited to 500 copies worldwide. (WOM062 - War on Music)

GORGUTS - Vol 2 ...And Then Comes Lividity LP
Considered Dead and Erosion of Sanity demos in full, first time ever on vinyl. Raw intricate death metal, the gritty texture works with the songs producing versions some might even prefer to the studio takes. Carefully remastered by Colin Marston from GORGUTS, 180g Black Vinyl, limited to 500 copies worldwide. (WOM063 - War on Music)

GORGUTS - Vol 3 ...And Then Comes Lividity LP + 7"
A series of demo tapes from the Obscura era, nearly an hour of insane avant-garde raw death metal spread out over a 12" LP + 7". Tapes from 1993, 1994 and 1995 containing astonishing versions of most of the material that would eventually comprise the Obscura album. Carefully remastered by Colin Marston, 180g Black vinyl, limited to 500 copies worldwide (WOM064 - War on Music)

SETE STAR SEPT - Messenger From The Darkness LP
Sete Star Sept are a manic Japanese wrecking ball that blurs its way through the listener's temporal lobe with a caustic miasma of blown out and menacing free-grind. Side B is a 12 minute improv piece with guest guitarist and Lotus Fucker noise scientist Mike Walls, recorded at Audio Esoterica in Baltimore, MD during their 2013 East Coast tour. Previously only available on cassette and CD. (Mass Deadening Records #5)

NARCOLEPTIC YOUTH - One Nation Under Nothing LP
Without a doubt this is one of the Doc's most anticipated release. Over a year in the making and well worth it. This is Narcoleptic Youth's 13th release in their 18 year career and they've nailed it! Simply put this is classic sounding Southern California PuNk RoCk plain and simple. Produced by the legendary Paul Minor, Narcoleptic Youth have toured with The Adicts and Agent Orange and have opened for all the greats; TSOL, Agent Orange, Shattered Faith, Dead Kennedys, CH3, Dickies, The Skulls, Subhumans and many, many others. (Doctor Strange Records #132)

MEGATON LEVIATHAN - Past 21 Beyond The Arctic Cell LP
Psychedelic Doom practitioners, MEGATON LEVIATHAN return with their second full length of a psychologically stirring, sprawling manifestation of sound. Self recorded by the band and mastered by Brad Boatright (NAILS, SLEEP, HIGH ON FIRE, INTEGRITY). Sitar and oscillation contributions are provided by Henry Barnes (AMPS FOR CHRIST, BASTARD NOISE) with Kris Force (AMBER ASYLUM) contributing ethereal string arrangements, Past 21 Beyond The Arctic Cell is a heavy doom record laced with psychedelic bliss and minor key melancholic melodies.This vinyl edition is beautifully packaged and printed on a heavy duty jacket. An MP3 download code is also included. For fans of OM, GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR, NEUROSIS, and and all things in outer space. (Seventh Rule Records #38)

Download Code Includes Bonus Track. Featuring ex-members of such luminary post-hardcore pioneers as MILEMARKER and DAHLIA SEED, STATIC IS A CITY is a complex mix of angularity and melodicism, intensity and spaciousness, artful meanderings and sharp staccato attack. These songs avoid the standard pallet of what is considered post-hardcore, and instead weave an enigmatic mix of counter tempo and jarring melody over the sociological noir of the lyrics and vocals. With like-minded intensity of such legends as DRIVE LIKE JEHU, FUGAZI and HOOVER, STATIC IS A CITY is the bridge between confrontation and creativity--between abrasion and beauty. They are future sounds for past generations. (Ideas Records #1)

MODERN PAIN - Self Deconstruction 7"
Modern Pain was formed in 2010 by 4 people with music taste on opposite ends of the spectrum for the sole purpose of playing straight edge music with no gimmicks. No bleached hair, no pseudo-positive lyrics. While their individual music tastes might not be similar, the few bands they mutually love have an apparent influence on their music; from classics like Integrity and Infest to more recent bands like Think I Care. With a handful of tours, a demo and an EP under their belt thus far, MP has no means of slowing down upon the release of Self Deconstruction. (Six Feet Under Records #83)

WRONG ANSWER - Circle Of Blood LP
A collection of all of Wrong Answers vinyl releases. Remastered by Will Yip at Studio 4 and sounding totally new again. If you already have and like these songs on their original formats you will want to get this for sure. If youve never checked out Wrong Answer, now is the time. (Six Feet Under Records #83)

Die Young from Texas bring one new track and two re-recorded tracks off "the message" LP - Confronto hailing from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - re-recorded two tracks from their latest full length as their first and only two english speaking tracks for their first U.S. release. a fixture in the latin america and european metal scene over the past 11 years. these guys ride the line between aggressive 90s vegan metal core and more polished fast hardcore (Brazils answer to terror, hatebreed, etc). (Headfirst Records #24)

DIE YOUNG - Chosen Path 7"
After a four year hiatus, Texas powerhouse DIE YOUNG return with a brand new EP entitled "Chosen Path". Die Young entered the studio this past November to record this EP which is full of brand new material and revisiting two older tracks they wanted to to reconquer for a split 7" with Brazil's Confronto. "Chosen Path" EP - recorded at Origin Sound in Spring, TX (Bitter End, Venomous Maximus, Iron Age, Will to Live, etc) with Craig Douglas overseeing engineering. (Headfirst Records #23)

A bit out of our usual realm. Totally Slow is a punk rock trio from Greensboro, NC comprised of longstanding vets of the punk scene here dating back quite a ways. their broad range of influences and musical talents showthrough on this release. sometimes bordering on surf, sometimes on 90s lookout records punk, to indie rock to straight forward angsty punk. it manages to flow perfectly, and everything down to the packaging is perfect. full color jackets, insert, and all on clear red vinyl with digital download slip included. (Headfirst Records #22)

AUTARCH - The Dead of Actiacus LP
Debut full length on vinyl. hailing from Asheville, NC (ex-kakistocracy, disnomia, etc) remixed and remastered for vinyl release. dynamic range of sounds beautifully crafted together into one nice solid narritive piece. "post-rock" "atmospheric crust punk" "d-beat hardcore" etc. if cult of luna, isis, and his hero is gone had a hellchild this might be it. one of my personal favorite releases of 2013 when we did it on tape. proper vinyl treatment this time. Recorded by band members James Pratt and Jason Cronk (ex-kakistocracy), mixed by Stephen Laughton, mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Portland, OR), with new artwork by Nate Burns (Headfirst Records #18)

Young and in the Way has releases on A389 and Deathwish. They are from Charlotte, NC. (Headfirst Records #17)

GUT FEELING - s/t 7"
Debut EP by North Carolina's Gut Feeling (ex-Catharsis, Undying, Torch Runner) pressed to vinyl by Headfirst! and Bitter Melody Records. musically they deviate from the more metallic endeavours but still bring well above average song-writing, structure and musicianship to the table. fast polished anthemic hardcore punk with melodic guitar overtones, tasteful spattering of gang vocals and sing along parts. FFO: champion, modern life is war, comeback kid, etc. Recorded by Kris Hilbert at legitimate business, mastered by Brad Broadright at Audiosiege. All records come on colored vinyl, with 100% screenprinted packaging (two-sided, die-cut, heavy cardstock covers, along with interchangeable 8 headed two sided insert). (Headfirst Records #16)

LOW SKY - How to Kiss 7"
Low Sky is band originally from Greensboro, NC featuring 3/4 Brave Young and 1/4 Advent. Low Sky plays a great style of dirty, fuzzed out and grungey style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, crust punk, grunge, and noise rock. incredibly hard to "pinpoint" their sound but its heavy and loud. incredible all around. if brave young had continued on doing their heavier early stuff as Giant; I think Low Sky is about on par for what it would have became. 'How To Kiss' is there 2nd EP and has more influence on the crust punk side of things. (Headfirst Records #10)

Headfirst! Records first vinyl release featuring two of our favorite bands from the region. YAITW new LP out on Deathwish Records now, Torch Runner new LP out on Southern Lord this year, and last LP just reissued on Southern Lord. (Headfirst Records #7)

(restock) TOTALITAR - Vi Ar Eliten CD
Rampaging D-beat hardcore punk, Stockholm's TOTALITAR are one of the longest running and most renowned classic Swedish hardcore bands from the 1980's, with almost twenty releases since their beginnings in 1985. Respected for their challenging political lyrics, Integrity and continual inventive spins on a brutal and straightforward formula of rock-driven, blasting hardcore. After a series of Farewell shows in Sweden and in the U.S. in 2003, TOTALITAR decided to do one final recording and album - "VI AR ELITEN" (We are the Elite) which features 17 Tracks. A combustive steamroller of their trademark desperate angry vocals, pounding rhythm section and searing guitar leads, their third full length album is one of their finest. Mastered at Fantasy Studios. (Prank Records #81)

(restock) FUCKED UP - Hidden World LPx2
"Hidden World," FUCKED UP's first full-length release, was recorded at Signal to Noise Studios with Jon Drew (Brutal Knights, Career Suicide). The album marks a turning point for FUCKED UP, transcending the boundaries of traditional hardcore with melody, aggression and expansive songwriting structures. FUCKED UP taps into its collective influences, but in a challenging way that's off the beaten path of current hardcore traditions. In a word, FUCKED UP and "Hidden World" are dangerous in a time when hardcore has become predictable, stale and manufactured. Packaged as a double LP gatefold with over hour's worth of music. (Deranged Records #87)

(restock) E.A.T.E.R. - Doomsday Troops 7"
Loud Punk Records is proud to bring you the long over due reissue of one of the Holy Grail's of Swedish punk. In 1983 Ernst And The Edsholm Rebels released their first EP "Doomsday Troops" themselves and raised a quite a bit of interest worldwide, Though they recorded 2 other ep's this turned out to be their only release of the 80's before disbanding in 1989, Though in 2010 they reunited and since released the fantastic "If Nothing's Right..." EP. Over they years this has become one of the most collectible punk records to be released from the country of Sweden. You no long have to sell your station wagon in order to obtain a copy of this certified ripper. Remastered by Jack Control at Enormous Door Studios and sounding better then ever! (Loud Punk Records #25)

(restock) NEUTRON RATS - Bomb Worship 7"
Brand new sonic assault on the ear drums for this devastating punk trio. 2 copy cat bullshit just raw punk that would make Discharge and Anti-Cimex proud. (Loud Punk Records #29)

(restock) NEUTRON RATS - Feral Dogs 7"
In the last few years Neutron Rats has become symbiotic with Albany hardcore punk. this new 4 track 7inch pushes forward their manic hc. Manic as in the drumming plays everything twice the speed as its contrasted with the muddy guitars and distorted vocals.Overdriven drum production really stands out. This is clearly from the Anti Cimex Gauze,Death Side, Discharge descent of hardcore punk. (Loud Punk Records #27)

(restock) CELEBRITY GRAVES - Cant Get Away LP
Brand new full length LP by some of Portland, Oregon's most infamous punks and rockers. The band started with Dan and Dean formerly of Hellside Stranglers and Poison idea and Matt and Kelly from P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. After a couple of lineup changes the Graves decided to re-record three e.p.'s and make an official LP out of it. Eric came back from Hellside Stranglers to play bass and the Band got long time Portlander Jay Graham from the original Anathema (Portland Mystic records Comp 86) to play second guitar.Cant Get Away is a hard rock punk album that no doubt easily puts itself up there with bands like Poison Idea and even newer bands such as the Bronx. There is no denying the grit, the spit and the "pissed at my world" attitude this LP has to offer. The songs are dark, melodic, fast and slow and all pretty damn brutal lyrically. Celebrity Graves dont discriminate, everyone who sees them love it and being huge fans of all kinds of music for 30 plus years there o.k. with that. (National Dust Records #21)

(restock) BASTARD CHILDREN - To Kill In Cold Blood 1996 to 1998 LP
Twenty-one Tracks of brutal in your face hardcore punk and thrash! This Long player clocks in at 32 minutes of maximum music and packs punches you were not expecting. With topics about destroying religion, mental illness to alcoholism and lots and lots of death its sure to make the listener bang their fuckin head, Alot! Lyrically crazy and dark, Musically even darker. A Portland crew of weirdos, troublemakers and awesome guitar players make this record smoke all the way through from beginning to end. Ex and current members of Nervous Christians, Poison idea, Wehrmacht, Godless, Celebrity Graves, Hellside Stranglers and the Thornes. Comes with full lyric sheet and poster. this is a vinyl only release. (National Dust Records #23)

(discounted price) SHAHMAN - Sounds That Look Like Us LP
This duo from Ottawa, Onatrio, twin borthers, SHAHMAN wield power like an army, weave immense depth and tension with a near psychic interplay that I assume only twins can attain. Somewhere in the realm to the sheer artfulness of YOUNG WIDOWS with the dynamic range of bands like TRUE WIDOW, MARE or OM. (Revolution Winter #11)

(discounted price) SEGWEI - Soul Deep LP
After their incredible split with END OF A YEAR (SELF DEFENSE FAMILY), Tokyo's Segwei return with their first full length, churning, heady, and curiously Japanese post-hardcore, in the range of Revolution Summer-era DC like RITES OF SPRING or DAG NASTY with some of that smart Japanese power punk of EASTERN YOUTH. (Revolution Winter #9)

(discounted price) STALWART SONS - Stay Cold LP
Based in Calgary, the three piece draws on classics like MISSION OF BURMA and FUGAZI, as well as fellow Canadians NORTH OF AMERICA, with a dash of 90s Canadian alt-rock thrown in for good measure. The album continues the bands occupation with Canada's wildness and with making enough noise to answer it with equal abandon, delivered with the staunch sincerity putting them on equal foot with bands like SINALOA. (Revoution Winter 007)

(discounted price) TOWN SHIP - Future Confusion 7"
New band featuring members of Toronto's Ancestors, rock'n'roll taken to it's fullest extreme, equal parts early Load Records abandon like THEE HYDROGEN TERRORS but with the chops of DRIVE LIKE JEHU playing even grosser riffs. (Revolution WInter #6)

(discounted price) THE FUCKING WRATH - Terra Fire LP
The Fucking Wrath was conceived in Montalvo, California by three long-time friends who worked in the same record store and lived on the same street. While the members had each been playing in dedicated bands for more than ten years, they initially formed T.F.W. as a result of jamming for fun after work. Since their first gig in November of 2005, they have gone on to play a continual string of shows that hasn't stopped yet. The band recorded their first album Season Of Evil in the summer of 2006 and In true DIY fashion payed for the recording themselves. Fueled by significant doses of THC, their songs are simultaneously heavy and fast, while cleverly infused with slower, droned-down riffs and sudden timing changes. The band's sound can be described as an amalgamation of groups such as Discharge, Black Flag, Melvins and Kill 'em All era Metallica. (Tee Pee Records #123)

Descriptions for 9/6/14

MAXIMUM ROCK'N'ROLL #377 (October 2014)
In Maximum Rocknroll #377, the October 2014 issue, we have an extended interview with chaos hardcore band FRACASO featuring reflections on life as a punk in Venezuela and the complications of playing in a band with members spread across the globe. Mia d'Bruzzi from early Bay Area punkettes FRIGHTWIG tells us about life as a feminist in a developing punk scene and the band's current projects. Yecatl Peña (from INSERVIBLES, TERCER MUNDO, and more) drew our cover and shares a long-overdue Mexico City Scene Report, with a rundown on all the bands, venues, festivals, and record shops you need to know about in the new wave of Chilango punk. Poland's GOVERNMENT FLU share reflections on their US tour, while Seoul, South Korea's MYMANMIKE look forward to their upcoming journey through North America and tell us how three dudes from three continents ended up playing in a powerviolence band together. Prolific label MIND CURE RECORDS gives us a window into their multi-layered history as documentors of Pittsburgh punk, and we're introduced to the synthy sounds of Greece's ERA OF FEAR and England's MEN OH PAUSE. Bay Area Motörpunks ELEGY clue us in on their upcoming plans, HARSH WORDS reassure us that there's more to Athens, GA than R.E.M., and we've got two photospreads featuring shots from LA's Beserktown Festival and New York's Latino Punk Fest. And of course, we've got all the columnists you love to hate, demo, book, movie and zine reviews, and, as always, the most extensive record reviews section in punk print. (Maximum RocknRoll #377)

DYSTOPIA - Human=Garbage CD
Repressed on Tank Crimes! Dystopia = Doom-ridden, metal-laced, down-tuned punk with a "Love Earth-Hate People" philosophy. The destructive nature of humans interpreted by three dirtbags from California using guitars, drums, samples and voice. CD has all Dystopia tracks from the "Human=Garbage" LP, plus the split LP with EMBITTERED and split EP with GRIEF, 12 songs total). Members of Dystopia have previously played in MINDROT, CONFRONTATION, and CARCINOGEN. (Tank Crimes Records #85 CD)

BRAINOIL - s/t (Hawk) CD/LP
Both CD and LP formats now available. Long time contributors to the underground punk and metal scenes the guys inBRAINOIL have put in time over the past 20 years in bands like GRIMPLE,DESTROY, LAUDANUM, STORMCROW and others. This debut from 2003 originally was released on the mighty Life is Abuse label and the sound is Sludge. The punk and hardcore influences take this beyond stoner rock. This is for fans of thick ass heavy down tuned riffs, riffs, more riffs and some riffs atop those riffs. Tankcrimes is stoked to bring this beast back to the public after 5 long years out of print, now on colored vinyl with a download card included. Originally released on Life is Abuse Records in 2003. Recorded by Dan Rathburn at Polymorph Studios (TRAGEDY, HIS HERO IS GONE). Sold out for over 5 years. Pressed onto colored vinyl with a digital download card included (Tank Crimes Records #83)

HURULA - Vi Ar Manniskorna... LP
New solo project from Robert Hurula Petterson who is also in Masshysteri, The Vicious, and Regulations. Hurula continuing where he left off with the last amazing Masshysteri album. (Adagio 830/No Good Records #1)

"Still Corner" is the debut LP from Massachusetts post-punk trio Siamese Twins. The band's 2011 demo introduced their unique fusion of dark, gothic, Cure-inspired pop. With this record, Siamese Twins have fleshed out their gloomy, moody, and at times atmospheric style with flourishes of shoegaze and dream pop. (Eunuch Records #2)

TORSO - Community Psychosis 7"
Raging powerful fast hardcore that features members of Punch, Holy and others... Members are from San Francisco/Oakland and Milano, Italy. In your face!! Artwork by Alex Heir (Adagio 830 Records #112)

VIDEO - Cult Of Video 7"
Two killer new songs from everyone's favourite Texas punks. Taken from the "Join The (Hate) Wave" 7" recording session on Total Punk. (Adagio 830/No Good Records #2)

INSTINCT OF SURVIVAL - Call Of The Blue Distance LP
Gatefold cover + poster. The heaviest European crust legion finally landed in the blackest of the Agipunk territories. The music developed a step ahead to a more contaminated sound by some elements coming from the less uncompromised post punk bands like Killing Joke ans Alaric. The reminiscences of stench core heroes like Axegrinder, Amebix and Bolt Thrower are still strong, but there's a new vibe one this record that definitely makes it even more interesting than their previous releases. Be ready to be buried once again by Instinct Of Survival. (Agipunk Records #96)

TOTAL CONTROL - Typical System CD
An import version of their LP on CD! Finally, a new deep cut from Melbourne's visceral post-punk band Total Control. Typical System, their second LP, was written, recorded, created over the past two years and is set for US/Worldwide release via Iron Lung Records on June 24th and self-release in Australia/New Zealand on June 20th. Total Control emerged from Australia's dynamic punk scene in '08, releasing a succession of 7"s that developed from an aggressive post-punk band sound to studio forays into electronic forms from minimal wave to house. Their debut LP, Henge Beat, was commended as one of the few records released in 2011 that evaded the ease of classification and competent tribute act status of most modern bands. Subsequently, they have released three very different records: a split 12" with Thee Oh Sees, a 7" single on Sub Pop and a house remix 12". Typical System develops on the incongruent demands of their debut LP and ensuing releases, a further development on their continually evolving sound. (La Vida Es Un Mus/Iron Lung Records #53)

WWHIRR - Modern Hypcrisy LP
WWHIRR is like the warning whistle of a steamroller, setting off from the suburbs threatening to flatten the Petronas Towers of Kuala Lumpur. Life in the metropolis of Malaysia is not a pony farm, as in our small, spoiled western world. Malaysia is still a very poor country and yet it offers a punk scene that is bursting with energy. The level of intensity is hardly matched by any Western scene. WWHIRR should not be confused with the U.S. shoegaze band Whirr. There are no sweet woman's voice but frustrated young people who still want to change the world. They call it Klang Valley Power Violence, but it has a charm of its own. Often the speed is restrained and nastier Sludge is offered. The lack of a guitar gives the feel of Man Is The Bastard, but they're also reaching the high speed of No Comment in some parts. Malaysia has one of the most active punk scenes in the world and WWHIRR is a very important part of it. (Merciless Records #4)

Another confirmation of the unholy alliance between Brno and Novy Bydzov! Brand new album of Evidence Smrti follows the path set out by their 2008 demo (LP out on Insane Society) - with an advancement that you can hear in every track! From the intro - resembling Junkers airplanes patrolling over the Eastern front - to the very last tones of guitars, the album is thick-sown with ideas, making Evidence Smrti one of the most original bands of the czech crust scene and hopefully also its next export! For fans of classic d-beat / crust (ie Bombraid), czechoslovakian oldschool metal bands etc., but mostly for fans of all bands, who refuse to stand still and whose music is more than just copycating of their idols. (Insane Society Records #104)

This is cult stuff for many! Evidence smrti 2008 demo is being released again - but not on CD-R, this time as a one-sided 12" with additional artwork screen-printed on B-side. One of the most original czech crust records, from the very beginning filled with unmistakable nihilistic atmosphere. Frantic drums, sharp guitars and unique declaimed vocal bringing back (together with crisp production) the feeling of czech old-school metal bands! These 16 minutes are an absolute must-have for all fans of classic crust bands or czech metal history as well. “Fear no more, for they will comfort you! (Insane Society Records #101)

MOTHER - Through This Disappearing Land LP + download
Stoner / sludge ex-THEMA ELEVEN! Mother is a new Band from Czech Republik... if you like THEMA ELEVEN, MORNE, SAVIOURS and NEUROSIS... you will love this record. (Insane Society Records #102)

RISPOSTA - Schvalen Byl Novy Rad LP
The one country that does crust and grindcore correctly is, hands down, the Czech Republic. Just about every band of either genre that I hear from there is great. Risposta are yet another band from that country that does crust core right. The music is dark, heavy, abrasive, fast, and interesting: a mix of hardcore with metal (check out some of the solos!). Everything on this record is wired down tight as hell. The drummer is an absolute rager. The drums are bashed to hell and sound like rolling thunder one minute, then they chop away with speed with some crazy fills here and there. "Nabruste Noze!" is the definite standout cut. Great opening that reminds me a little of late '80s youth crew, in that it's as hard as it is melodic, then they rip into the main body of the song which loses no momentum. "Iluze a Mytus" has a nice guitar break at the end that floats over the wall of distortion and gives the song a little more depth. If you like the heavy and dark stuff, then, by all means, get this record. Nice lyric/collage booklet as well. (Insane Society Records #94)

Unholy pyres burning amidst the Brno hills once again! Only two months after the LP reissue of Evidence Smrti demo, the long-awaited album of Festa Desperato is finally out! Guitars hiss like a nest of vipers, drums are carriage, galloping through plague-striken country. A vagrant is telling his story to the silenced land - the story of the fall of men. Ropes are climbing in the wind, the hounds have already brought prey to their Master. 10 tracks clocking at less than 20 minutes - top-notch d-beat crust for all the rotting hearts! (Insane Society Records #103)

GRIDE - Horizont Udalosti LP
The event horizont - borderline place of black hole's influence, the last place, where the absorption can be avoided. This is new GRIDE, cult. There's no need to say more. The best GRIDE stuff so far, balancing on the edge of musical psychosis, lyrics, that send shivers down your spine. Unique thrashcore/grind/fastcore mix with a very sharp edge. It's a tough thing to write about- you listen to it. (Insane Society Records #85)

First full-lenght after 11 years of existence. 26 songs including Uncurbed cover and really good sound. Ancompromising grind/mince core but now inspirated with old scandinavian crustcore school. LP comes with fat booklet. (Insane Society Records #49)

THEMA ELEVEN - The Great Misanthrope LP
"The Great Misanthrope" is a frontal clash, a hit without a warning. Thema Eleven plunges deeply into raw riffs that gush with animal energy. Can you feel it? The corpse is still warm... Not a single ray of light can be found in this record. It's a solid mass, and it refuses processing. The thundering sound is owed to Ond_ej Je_ek and Alex Newport (ex-Fudge Tunnel and Nailbomb, collaborated w/The Melvins, At The Drive-In, Panthers), and it's impact is crushing and merciless. Think of the impenetrable darkness of Neurosis, the jarring urgency of Envy, gathered together with the dark and heavy visionary appeal of Torche. "The Great Misanthrope" has arrived. Listen to it, or get out of the way. (Insane Society Records #77)

GRIDE/THEMA 11 - split 7"
Gride : two new songs in their original way of extrame hardcore + cover "Ziletky" by old Czech underground band Psí Vojáci as a tribute to all underground bands of communist era. Thema Eleven : final swansong - cover of well known song from "Once Upon a Time in the West" movie. (Insane Society Records #91)

GEHENNA - Funeral Embrace 7"
Dark Empire Records was spawned in Cleveland, Ohio during the early 1990's by Dwid Hellion of INTEGRITY. Now almost 20 years later the torch has been passed on to Dwid's son Max. For the second release on the label Max chose to work with The Infamous Gehenna. The result is "Funeral Embrace", a 5 song EP that showcases the most violent, barbaric, drug crazed noise released by the band. (Holy Terror/Dark Empire #11)

(restock) PRIMETIME - s/t 7"
Self-proclaimed 'chaotic neurotics', Primetime release their debut four track EP on La Vida Es Un Mus. These four ladies deal in note perfect post punk which harks back to the glory years of 1979 to 1982. 'Tied Down' is the calling card and is a scratchy mix of Kleenex and Delta 5 with an instant hook. The sound is raw and minimal yet inventive. You can't help but fall in love with this band after just one listen. Comes with Download code. (La Vida Es Un Mus Discos #86)

(restock) MISLED YOUTH - s/t 7"
Hailing from Washington, DC, Misled Youth holds nothing back as they rip through 5 songs in under 6 minutes with nothing but pure, fast Hardcore. Featuring members of other powerhouse bands such as Coke Bust and Meth Lab, the intensity and urgency displayed on the band's debut 7" is not unlike the member's other projects, but with it's own unique identity. Strong influences from Youth Of Today, Poison Idea, and early 2000's DC Hardcore such as Striking Distance are all apparent in Misled Youth's sound, blending together nicely for a new take on a classic style of Hardcore. Split release with Refuse Records. (Refuse Records #97/Society Bleeds Records #1)

Czech Rep.'s own SEE YOU IN HELL assaults with two songs of high-octane & hard-hitting hardcore/thrash, while Japanese 80's hardcore legends SYSTEMATIC DEATH returns from the grave with three mad blasts of furious hardcore destruction. Artwork by classic Japanese hardcore/punk artist Sugi, mastering job by Jack Control {Enormous Door Studio}. (Insane Society Records #95)

(restock) SEE YOU IN HEL /CONTRAST ATTITUDE - split 7"
Brand-new split of two bands from two opposite parts of the world! CONTRAST ATTITUDE from Japan delivers the punch straight to the point with two blasts of loud apocalyptic d-beat raw punk. The legacy of British metal punx of late 80s like BROKEN BONES and (later period) DISCHARGE, Scandinavian käng of SHITLICKERS or ANTI CIMEX and Japanese distorted wall of noise of bands like DISCLOSE and CONFUSE is definitely right here in the music of these maniacs from Mie-city active already since 1998! After split EPs with CROW and SYSTEMATIC DEATH is this split already the third split EP of SEE YOU IN HELL from Brno-city/Czech Republic with Japanese band. Two songs of energetic and ass-kicking hardcore/punk with gravely vocals and gang choruses. Like usually with killer sound from South-Bohemian Hellsound Studio and mastering job by Jack Control (Enormous Door Studio). Record cover artwork by talented artist Murilo Pommer from Brazil in pretty dark and bleak mood like always from this master of pen! (Insane Society Records #98)

(restock) ORIGIN OF M - Struggle - LP
ORIGIN OF M started in the year 2005 in Hiroshima fronted by Japanese hardcore veteran Mr. Guy (bass in the legendary GUDON, owner of Bloodsucker Records). Struggle is their second album (recorded in 2010), originally a japanese CD release only - now for the first time made available on vinyl by Insane Society. These gentlemen play with similar intensity and energy as ie. their well-known mates from Tokio - FORWARD, so you can expect big guitar riffs, guttural vocals and really heavy-hitting rhythm section - but sometimes they slow down the things and can even get into rock parts and these sound incredibly catchy and fresh in their hands! You know there is no chance that the lyrics of these guys won't be affected by the fact that they come from Hiroshima - a town on which the A-bomb was dropped some 67 years ago - the lyrics are often concerned with nuclear disarmament and peaceful coexistence. Experiences from 20 years of playing hardcore in various bands (not only GUDON but also ASPHALT, NEVER AGAIN, WARHEAD JUNK,...) are very present in the music of ORIGIN OF M and Struggle LP is definitely worth a listen even if you don't count yourself among fans of japanese hardcore YET. (Insane Society Records #109)

(restock) AGATHOCLES/PAUCITIES - split 7"
Agathocles on this do whirlwind tornado mince-noise-attack with tons of short songs! Paucities returns with another round of '90s inspired mince. Recorded during the harshest Chicago winter in nearly 3 decades, Paucities teams up with Agathocles for the second time (the two mincers did a split LP in 2011 on Haunted Hotel and DAS) to bring forth true, DIY mincing grind devastation. Split label with Grindfather, Inverted Inhumation, Geet, Crescent Fresh Sounds, Nuclear Alcoholocaust, Death, Agony, & Screams, and Ratgirl Records. (Jerk Off Records #61)

(restock) AGATHOCLES/CSMD - split 7"
Agathocles doing some more noisepunk in the old nasty chaotic way. CSMD does the musical version of THE GREEN SLIME! lasers beam noisecore mixed with tentacle noisegrind blasts from outer space! Get ready to be sucked into the black hole of noise and die of cosmic radiation!!! Split Label with Ratgirl Records. (Jerk Off Records #62)

NYATB do 163 songs in old school vein of Sore Throat, AxCx, 7MON, Tumour, including various D-Charge and 7 MON covers. Great titles songs from both bands that will make you laugh till death. INSANE and CHAOTIC ONLY FOR TRUE BELIEVERS OF NOISE !! Canadian noise godfathers DECHE-CHARGE with 256 noisecoregrindbluuurrrs songs in this DC UA-UA-UA-UA-UA-UA style. Split label with Ratgirl Records. (Jerk Off Records #63)

Descriptions for 8/30/14

PHOBIA - Grind Core 7"
Eight new songs of fast grind core reminiscent of the "Grind Your Focking Head In" LP. Blasting out of the gate and relentless to the end. (Deep Six Records #215)

ORCHID - Totality LP
The complete 1998 - 2002 singles collection finally available on LP! Twentyfour songs remastered from the original recordings, including the self-titled 7", five split releases, three compilation tracks and one unreleased song. Vinyl includes a 20 page, full color, 7" x 7" booklet, and download code. (Clean Plate Records #38)

Frantic yet catchy emotive hardcore in the spirit of early Gravity Records. With 3/4 of Orchid, and members of Ampere and Majorca you know this means business. For those into the likes of Antioch Arrow, Swing Kids, Clikatat Ikatowi, this is not to be missed! (Clean Plate Records #166)

NO FAITH - Dead Weight 7"
Power violence saturated with noise and disgust. No Faith is 3/4 of VACCINE grinding through an ear shattering twelve minutes of pummeling and heavy angst. Not for the faint of heart. Reminiscent of early Suppression, Bucket Full Of Teeth, Man Is The Bastard, and other extremes. (Clean Plate Records #67)

BRAINOIL - s/t (Hawk) LP
Long time contributors to the underground punk and metal scenes the guys inBRAINOIL have put in time over the past 20 years in bands like GRIMPLE,DESTROY, LAUDANUM, STORMCROW and others. This debut from 2003 originally was released on the mighty Life is Abuse label and the sound is Sludge. The punk and hardcore influences take this beyond stoner rock. This is for fans of thick ass heavy down tuned riffs, riffs, more riffs and some riffs atop those riffs. Tankcrimes is stoked to bring this beast back to the public after 5 long years out of print, now on colored vinyl with a download card included. Originally released on Life is Abuse Records in 2003. Recorded by Dan Rathburn at Polymorph Studios (TRAGEDY, HIS HERO IS GONE). Sold out for over 5 years. Pressed onto colored vinyl with a digital download card included (Tank Crimes Records #83)

DEPRESSOR - Filth/Grace LP
Apocalyptic deathcrust conceived midst the urban decay of Bay Area; expanding upon the machine-like dirges of early GODFLESH and PITCHSHIFTER with the socially aware attitude akin to AMEBIX and AXEGRINDER. The "filth/grace" LP represent the earliest incarnation of DEPRESSOR, originally available as two home-dubbed cassettes- "filth" and "grace" (1995 and 1997, respectively)- available only in underground tape-trading circuits. This release sounds as vital as ever both due to the masterful songwriting skills and the true motives behind the songs. 500 made. (Fuck Yoga Records #38)

APARTMENT 213 - Cleveland Power Violence LP
Since their inception over 20 years ago in Cleveland, Ohio- APARTMENT 213 has represented embodiment of inbred brutality and all things wrong. Stompy, metallic hardcore that has been distilled to satisfy the finest standards. This is unforgiving, confronting, fighting music- the end of the road. Album includes collaborations with LOCKWELD and BASTARD NOISE. 500 made. (Fuck Yoga Recors #46)

King Of The Monsters proudly presents The Silver Head, the latest solo offering from visual artist Reuben Sawyer, under the guise of Blood Bright Star. This record stands alone as Sawyers most cathartic and personal work to date, conceived through a period of dreams, revelations and heightened trance states. As abstract force is transmuted into concrete vision, the subconscious shadow illuminates itself and guides its star through the body of the infinite, carving a path for those who seek therein. The Silver Head is a voice deeply rooted in Qabalistic lore and alchemical symbolism, cryptically hypnotic yet rhythmically accessible. Lending its influence from deathrock and krautrock tendencies, Blood Bright Star blends together a seamless representation of the forces present and reinstates them into what he calls "Death Motorik". Previous Blood Bright Star recordings have appeared on Ivory Antler Records, Antithetic Records, and Anti-Matter Records. Reuben also plays in Hollow Sunshine and Dry Insides. (King of the Monsters Records #43)

ARREST - La Poli Bastarda 7"
ARREST follow up their killer demo with La Poli Bastarda 7", finding itself at the perfect intersection of Spanish punk and UK 82/Oi!. On this record, members of other excellent Barcelona bands such as CRIMEN DE ESTADO and SIBERIA harness their appreciation for DECIBELIOS, RIP, and BLITZ into 4 flawless tracks of driving and angry punk, with an infusion of melody and catchiness that recalls NO HOPE FOR THE KIDS. In the true Barcelona spirit, lyrics commenting on state repression and class struggle are delivered with impeccable timing in both Spanish and Catalan, including an added bonus of English translations on the insert. The record comes beautifully packaged in full color with an obvious nod to the timeless 4-SKINS. This is a shared release with Discos Enfermos (Barcelona) and required material for fans of international punk. (No Nostalgia Records #3)

THE UPRISING - Screaming From The Inside" 7"
The Uprising were a UKHC band, heavily influenced by early US hardcore as well as what was going on in their scene at the time. They were a short-lived force to be reckoned with. In 1986 they released a demo tape and like most bands, vanished from the scene. Tape traders have kept the demo circulating for 25+ years.. Called "a minor classic to this day" by Ian Glasper in his book "UK Hardcore" and "Short sweet and well worth looking into" by MRR these UK Thrashers finally have this classic demo released on vinyl. For fans of Discharge, Subhumans, and early US Hardcore. Members went on to play in The English Dogs, Psycho Bombs, and The Damned. One time pressing of 500 copies (Not Like You Records #2)

BURNING KITCHEN - Many Wonder About The Meaning Of Life... LPx2 (1993 to 2000 Discography)
Sweden's Burning Kitchen were instrumental during the '90's in the development of an aggressive melodic punk sound that would inspire a whole generation of Scandinavian bands to come, ranging from MASSHYSTERI, GORILLA ANGREB, TERRIBLE FEELINGS and VANNA INGET to American bands like ARCTIC FLOWERS and SIGNAL LOST. During their initial period of activity, Burning Kitchen toured Europe extensively and were known for their live shows and substantive socio-political lyrics. Since their breakup, they have been extremely missed and as their releases have become harder and harder to find, a demand for a vinyl discography has grown. Man In Decline Records is honored to release this double LP compilation which features the trilogy of 7"s (Confirmation, Consolidation, Confrontation), the "Damn If You Do, Damn If You Don't" 10", various compilation tracks, and 8 UNRELEASED TRACKS from 1998 (35 songs total). This 2xLP also includes a wide spine jacket and a 12 page booklet with pics, flyers, a short history of the band, etc, and, as always, you will receive an immediate download of the record upon purchase. (Man In Decline Records #10)

The "CRUDE EP" is the latest release by Massachusetts punk quartet, CLEANSING WAVE. Crude serves as a follow-up to a previously released demo, a "s/t" 7" EP, and a series of slit releases, including a split flexi with GASH, a split cassette with TINITUS, and a split 7" with San Francisco's MIDNITE BRAIN. Cleansing Wave is known to win audiences over with their ripping live show full of reverb-drenched vocals and all-out punk attack. To honor the session that produced Crude, Man In Decline Records created a 3-Sided 7" cut by long-time MID collaborator and lacquer wizard, Adam Gonsalves of Telegraph Mastering. The A-Side contains two songs and a reverse cut third track, making the overall 7" a 5-track EP. (Man In Decline Records #19)

SNAKE HANDLER - Enjoy The View 7"
Chicago hardcore that is somewhere between NEGATIVE FX and BORN AGAINST. This is no Morrissey-hairstyle "I went to art school and found out about 'Victim in Pain'" nonsense; this is dangerous music by dangerous people with broken fingers, broken teeth, and broken lives. If you ever wanted to know what it was like to hear members of a youth subculture enter adulthood and go completely insane, this is your hard-earned money well spent. 250 copies on black vinyl with hand assembled sleeeves. Recorded by Matt Russel (Young and in the Way) and mixed by Will Killingsworth. (Victimized Records #1)

PRETTY P - Soft Love/In A Well cassette tape
Debut cassingle from Los Angeles based performer and member of Stupid Life Pretty P. Two songs of haunting, melancholy shoegaze mixed with electronic elements to create a whirlwind of loneliness and depression. Each song has been expertly crafted by an artist who has been studying and playing for years, finally deciding to submerge from the underground with his first physical release. A true testament to the power of true, raw emotion, both songs gush out despair, longing, and ultimately sadness. Cover by Los Angeles based photographer and front man of Doses Kristopher Kirk. Incredibly limited one time pressing. Don't sleep. (Video Disease Tapes #1)

FORN - The Departure Of Consciousness LP
FORN formed in the winter of 2012 in boston, ma, Fórn draws inspiration from its predecessors; Grief, Burning Witch and Asunder, while remaining true to natural progression. Blown low end, and gritty leads make Fórn one of the leading sludge bands currently in Boston. Deep, suffocating doom. That seductive melody becomes a crushingly heavy dirge, though no less seductive - this misery is mesmerizing. And the vocals, they sound like sulphuric acid eating through steel, or like some shrieking poltergeist that has become your companion for this slow fall into the void. Mastered at audiosiege. Artwork done by Clovenhoov of Natvres Mortes Illvstration. (Vendetta Records #92)

ANCST - In Turmoil LP
Compilation release of tracks from Ancst's previous works - a vicious blend of black metal, grind, and crust. Limited to 100 pro-printed cassette copies with a two-sided mini-poster/lyric sheet. (Vendetta Records #94)

Council Of Rats is a four piece band from Milan, Italy who formed in April of 2012. Council Of Rats features members of Seesaw and La Crisi. Council Of Rats play a scathing, unhinged, and venomous style of hardcore. Council Of Rats can loosely be compared to bands such as Glasses, Jungbluth, No Statik, and Punch. After releasing a stellar six song EP in April of 2013, Council Of Rats have returned with their debut ten song LP. Ill Weathers features ten songs of blistering no-frills hardcore that is impressive as hell. Seriously, Ill Weathers is completely off the hook and will definitely scratch your hardcore itch. (manic compression) 300 copies. (Adagio 830 Records #111)

4/5 of Daitro started a new Band a couple years ago and what we got is Baton Rouge. We are proud to release their new LP together w/ our friends from Pure Pain Sugar and Bakery Outlet. Baton Rouge play great melodic emo rock mixed w/ raw noisy edge like Unwound meets a little Hot Snakes and Twelve Hour Turn. The new record. Those 9 new songs are even more catchy then on the one before - so it was worth waiting two years. This record has potential to be a timeless classic. (Adagio 830 Records #116)

COCK SPARRER - True Grit Outtakes cassette tape
Remixed and remastered, this includes all of the tracks that were recorded for their debut with Decca, only uncut with all the count-ins and banter in-between. Previously released on CD by Captain Oi! as "Rarities," this record is like a snapshot of being in the studio with Cock Sparrer during the very early days. As would be expected with such an amazing band, many of these songs have held strong through decades of new music and continue to reign as many of the "hits" they still perform today. Now available on cassette. (Pirate's Press Records #30 TP)

COCK SPARRER - Guilty As Charged cassette tape
Remixed and remastered to bring out the energy in this perhaps under-appreciated release, "Guilty As Charged" allows the music to shine, as it should. Amidst all the craziness in the punk rock world in 1994, this was Cock Sparrer's answer... a tip of the hat and two fingers in the air letting everyone know that what all the kids were suddenly making money selling, they'd been doing for over twenty years... because they loved it. Now available on cassette. (Pirate's Press Records #31 TP)

NOISEM - Consumed 7"
NOISEM exploded onto the metal world last year with their incredible 'Agony Defined' LP loaded with nine tracks of legit death/thrash crossover with 0% pretense. Followed up with a year of solid touring (alongside Carcass, The Black Dahlia Murder and Ringworm to name a few) the band found some time to record a few singles to hold things over until their new LP drops in 2015. Featuring a brand new song 'Consumed' on Side A with a special surprise over song on the flip! Red vinyl with download code. For fans of Slayer, Morbid Angel, & Pestilence. (A389 Records #147)

These riffs are guaranteed to be stuck in your head for days! Napalm Christ from Little Rock, AR (featuring members of Rwake) deliver six epic tracks blending crust, black metal and doom to create a haunting and mesmerizing sound all their own. Mastered to pummeling perfection by Audiosiege! For fans of IRE, Mammoth Grinder, Seven Sisters of Sleep. Comes on black/white vinyl. (A389 Records #146)

(repress with extra songs) NOTHING - Downward Years To Come LP
REPRESSED with TWO new bonus tracks and new reverse cover! Originally released for RSD 2013. On their third release, Philadelphia's NOTHING orchestrate a dense symphony with guitars and keyboards drenched in reverb and haunting vocal melodies.Featuring members of the band HORROR SHOW, Nothing will appeal to fans of ANNE, WHIRR, Cold Cave and Jesus & Mary Chain. This 2nd pressing comes on WHITE OR black vinyl, complete with download codes. RECENTLY signed to RELAPSE RECORDS! (A389 Records #112)

(with lower price) WOLVES - Simulation 10"
This originally came out on CD 7 years ago. It has been released as a limited run 10". There are only 300 made, so yes they are expensive. It has a full color 7x7 booklet and a printed cover. Nice. The Wolves are playing politically introspective hardcore that has its roots in chaotic emotive hardcore, but their sound feels fresh and modern. This is their second release on Coalition. They also have a split 7" out with Ampere. Good stuff. (Clean Plate Records #62)

(discounted price) NO ANSWERS #10
Forty-eight pages printed on a nice white stock with great photo quality. This was the last issue of No Answers that was ever released. This issue features an 11 page interview with Born Against that includes 10 photos of Born Against, an 8 page interview with Amenity and 8 Amenity photos, interviews with Suckerpunch, and photos of such bands as Nausea, Filth, Spitboy, Sawhorse, Head First, Verbal Assault, Life But How To Live It, and Downcast. (No Answers #10)

(discounted price) LARM - Extreme Noise CD
A new lower price on this great discography... last chance to get this CD before it is gone forever! Coalition has finally repressed the Lärm CD. Seventy-five tracks of thrash from the infamous Lärm. The CD includes the Campaign For Musical Destruction LP, the No One Can Be That Dumb 7", the Straight On View LP, the Nothing Is Hard In This World 7", and three extra tracks. Seein' Red is the direct descendent of this awesome '80s thrash band. Lärm is the godfather of bandana thrash, and Extreme Noise is a testament to what they did to start a genre that is still alive and kicking today. (Coalition Records #9)

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

(discounted price) LOOK BACK AND LAUGH - State of Illusion CD (plus 8 tracks)
This new Look Back And Laugh CD features the 4 tracks from the State Of Illusion 12", the 5 tracks from the Street Terrorism 7", and 3 tracks from the split they did with Drop Dead. A total of 12 tracks that offer a relentless barrage of raw and frenzied U.S. hardcore/punk with raging full-throttle politically/socially charged vocals. (Look Back And Laugh #3)

(discounted price) SEVERED HEAD OF STATE - Power Hazard LP/CD
Hard driving riffs and angry vocals give this release a real fist pumping intensity. A lot of the songs are more mid tempo in the tradition of mid period Poison Idea and other hardcore punk bands that took some cues from Motorhead. Severed Head of State have been going for ten years now, but are a band with no geographic center and with all members playing in other bands. Guitarist Todd Burdette (Tragedy, His Hero Is Gone, Warcry) delivers some really searing guitar riffs on this LP and the guitar tone is perfect for the style, biting and corrosive like battery acid. Jack Control (World Burns to Death) has always impressed me with his raw and angry vocals and well thought out lyrics. A lot of bands write about the horror of war and man's inhumanity to man just because it's what fits the music. When I read Jack's lyrics I see that he's looking beyond the black and white pictures of war victims in the history books. The atrocities are not the result of one criminal act, but of the recurring process of unrestrained power and authority run amok. The bleak lryics and their focus on oppression and atrocity are a searing reminder that there is much to be done and things will probably get worse before they get any better. I've always though bassist Kelly Halliburton (Masskontroll, Defiance, Clusterbombunit, Resist) had some of the best style in hardcore dropping in some of his crucial Discharoge style "walking" bass fills. Drummer Chris Pfeffer (Signal Lost, Storm the Tower, Scorched Earth Policy) holds it all together with some sick and precise beats. The CD version of this release also contains the Charge Ahead and Fucking Butchery 7"s as bonus tracks. (Havoc Records #5035/#1235)

(discounted price) THE FREEZE - Live From Cape Cod 1980 LP
The Holy Grail of all Freeze Releases.... This live LP contains the earliest live documentation of the band. The band had just released their classic "I Hate Tourist" 7" and were masking enemies wherever they went. This LP contains unreleased songs and many songs that were rewritten or adapted and would later be featured on the bands classic 80's LP's: "Land of the lost" and "Rabid Reaction". Great sound quality. First press includes a large color poster and colored vinyl. (Schizophrenic Records #29)

(discounted price) TARRAKIAN - The Swarm LP
{This came out in 2007. We are going to discard the entire stock.... So pick up a copy now for $1 before they go the worms!}The debut of San Francisco female fronted stoner rock upstarts Tarrakian mixes haunting ambience with shrill rocking melody and sharp rhythm and focus. Adding elements of metal, crust, doom, and avant-garde acts to create a sound that is discernable and adventurous. Although this is their first output the musicianship and recording quality is fine-tuned giving them a confident layered sound. Amazing artwork by Andrei Bozikov who has worked with the likes of Municipal Waste and Phobia. Runtime is 19:58. (No Options Records #11)

(discounted price) LET DOWN - Anthology LP
This record combines the three sold out EP1s from eastcoast hardcore bulldozer LET DOWN. LET DOWN play furious, straight forward, high energy hardcore, not unfamiliar sounding to a mix of SSD, 97A and Cut The Shit. Included on this LP are the 4 songs from the Sacrify Me 7" EP, the 4 songs from the Crossed Off 7" EP and the songs from the selftitled 11 song debut EP. Everything remastered, with new artwork and limited to 1000 copies on silver/blue swirl colored vinyl. (Coalition Records #100)

(discounted price) THE HOLD - Need LP
The Hold hail from Canada and formed in 2006. After several demos this is their debut record. Raw sounding early eighties hardcore in the vein of early Meatmen or Black Flag. Authentic and original sounding. This record is limited to 400 copies with 10 originals on side A and awesome silkscreened artwork on side B. (Coalition Records/Monorethorik #7)

(discounted price) BOMBENALARM - No Mistakes CD
Bombenalarm play hc/punk with diverse influences, a lot of power, outstanding vocals, and raging guitar leads. This is their second full length, which encompasses the power they have as a band with precision and depth more fully than any of their previous releases. Awesome recording and great artwork by these German punx. 11 tracks destined for glory, and many circle pits. In cooperation with Hate Records Europe and MCR Japan. (No Options #13)

(discounted price) LIMB FROM LIMB - Death.Famine.Plague. CD
Limb From Limb hailing from Vancouver Canada deliver an incredibly caustic debut LP record. Following in the footsteps of older Metal/Crust bands such as Bolt Thrower and Sacrelige the record has all the palm muted galloping guitars and thrashy breaks that could be fit into one full length.Vocals that are depraved yet perfectly fit current societal ills, they are throaty and super catchy creating memorable songs. Nine epics clocking in at 36:23 minutes, recorded at The Hive. The production on this record really shows skill. Amazing cover art by Rob Hope. Fans of Stormcrow and Sanctum should take note. (No Options #12)

(discounted price) STORMCROW - Enslaved In Darkness CD
CD version out now. Stormcrow is an awesome new band! Heavy Amebix style crust which could be likened to bands such as Bolt Thrower, Axegrinder, and Hellshock. Stormcrow's sound of thunderous drums, galloping guitar rythms, intricate time patterns, and intensely dark vocals are sure to put them at the top ranks of crust and metal scenes. Artwork done by Rob Middleton of Deviated Instinct fame (he also did the HellShock CD cover art). Recorded by Greg Wilkinsen of Brainoil. No bullshit, this is a great CD. (No Options #7)

(discounted price) THE TOTAL END - Chasing Nightmares LP
Down tuned crust/punk with melody. Features ex-members of Diallo and React. The Total End sound something like Scandi d-beat mixed with Tragedy burning spirits. (No Options #5)

(lower price) MORNE/WARPRAYER - split LP
For those who have not heard MORNE from Boston, MA feature members of FILTH OF MANKIND, GRIEF, and DISRUPT as well as others. They have a distinctive style which is based on elements of early UK crust such as AMEBIX and AXEGRINDER and newer heavy bands like NEUROSIS and ASSUNDER to create a immense wall of sound that is absolutely crushing. WARPRAYER hail from the United Kingdom and feature Members of MAGGOT SLAYER OVERDRIVE, RIPCORD, and GHURKA. WARPRAYER play the metallic UK crust that was very prevalent in the late 80's-early 90's but has somehow now been lost to the ages. Think DOOM, HEALTH HAZARD, and CONCRETE SOX. There side is a total piledriver of a recording. (No Options Records #20)

(discounted price) SLANG - Immortal Sin CD
Crushing Japanese power core celebrating the bands 20th anniversary. A brutal mix of hardcore, dbeat and metal making this more destructive than any bomb ever dropped on the island. (Schizophrenic Records #40 CD)

(discounted price) UNRULED - Butchers of Warfare CD
The Unruled dominated the early 80's montreal hardcore scene with their rabid blend if UK Hardcore, metallic leads and some of the fastest drumming pre grind hc. The band split up before they could record a proper lp. The Unruled have reformed with Chany and Sami from INEPSY on vocals and drums. The newly reformed band have recorded many of the classic Unruled songs and have written a few newer songs that continue to meld a crustier, heavier element to their sound. (Schizophrenic Records #56 CD)

(discounted price) MUDLARK - s/t LP with 7"
EastVanSludgeViolence sums it up. Mudlark's earth shattering new LP and 7' package is an explosive combination of power, mid 90's sludge and ear shattering thrash which almost borders on noisecore at times. Another staple in the Canadian powerviolence resurgence. If you enjoy the endless blockade you will be soothed by Mudlark's songs of unease. EastVanSludgeViolence. First 500 copies include a mudlark 7". (Schizophrenic Records #48)

(restock) HARD SKIN - We Are The Wankers 7"
A fresh bit of dross and a some old toss from the UK's number one band! Featuring "We Are The Wankers", "Two Bob Cunt" (previously unheard alternate version) and "Fuck It" (previously unreleased). Oi! Oi! (1-2-3-4 Go Records #65)

(restock) KNOW SECRETS - s/t LP
San Francisco's KNOW SECRETS features members of such prominent bay area acts as PUNCH, STATIC THOUGHT, and GREAT APES. KNOW SECRETS combines the riff stylings and heavy tones of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE with the melodic vocal delivery and DIY ethos of FUGAZI and REFUSED, resulting in 5 songs of stripped-down melodic rock/punk, with elements of indie and post-hardcore woven together seamlessly. The Self Titled 12" EP includes a 180-gram 'Bronze' Colored Vinyl, enclosed in a heavyweight uncoated jacket with a lyric sheet and a download card. (301 Collective #3)

(restock) WASTELAND - s/t, LP
Wasteland's monumental full length has been in the works for nearly five years and against all odds has finally seen the light of day. This LP blurs the normal lines set within modern hardcore; here dirgy bass riffs intersect with a mournful triumph of guitar melodies in an all out sonic collapse framed by d-beats and searing vocals. The swan song of Wasteland is finally yours in all of its glory, re-mixed, re-mastered and un-fucking-relenting. The LP is also accompanied by a download code that includes the entire remastered Wasteland discography. Members have been involved in Aerosols, Soul Control, Relics, No Trigger, Suburbanite, Foxfires, Won't Belong, etc, etc. Limited to a one time pressing of 300 on color vinyl. (Clean Plate Records #64)

(restock) ATAQUE DE SONIDO - s/t 7"
Extreme hardcore punk. Aggressive and real. Barbaric clutch of politics against meek life. Limited to 500. (Fuck Yoga Records #42)