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Descriptions for 3/28/15

POISON IDEA - Just To Get Away B/W Kick Out The Jams 7" Picture Disc (RSD 2015)
Limited to a one-time repress of 2,000 copies! On Record Store Day 2015, for the fifth straight year in a row TKO Records will appease the masses by going deep into the vaults and bringing forth a lovingly repackaged title from the immense discography of mighty hardcore/punk gods POISON IDEA! This time we bring to you the return of the awe-inspiring "Just To Get Away" 7" picture disc. Originally released in 1989 on the band's own American Leather label, this single featured the band's classic self-destructive party anthem on the A-side, backed with a blazing cover of the MC5 classic "Kick Out The Jams." This brutal slab of pummeling punk rock had been lost to the ages for over a quarter century...until April 18th! Bow to your knees, the kings of punk have returned! (TKO Records 205)

UNITY - You Are The One 7" (RSD 2015)
Recorded in 1985, this classic Orange County hardcore 7" hasn't been available in a very long time. Guitarist, Joe D. Foster, went on to play in No For An Answer and later form the band Ignite. Pat Longrie and Pat Dubar, drummer and singer respectively, went on to form the influential Uniform Choice. Back in print for Record Store Day 2015. (Indecision Records #20)

V/A - Hardcore: Gimme Some More 7" compilation
Hardcore: Gimme Some More is a glimpse into a select few modern day practitioners of hardcore punk that reside within the continent of North America and are considered to be the cream of the crop by the primate in charge of Beach Impediment Records who is, coincidentally, responsible for putting this compilation together over the course of the past year and a half. Contained within this 7" record are exclusive tracks from S.H.I.T. (Toronto, ON), PEACEBREAKERS (Boston, MA), IMPALERS (Austin, TX), AJAX (NYC), VIOLENT END (Chicago, IL) and MERCENARY (Atlanta, GA) that you won't hear anywhere else. Each record comes in a pocket sleeve along with a fold out insert featuring art from each band. (Beach Impediment Records #14)

HUMMINGBIRD OF DEATH/RAID - split 7" (Scene Support 2015)
Scene Support version is hand-numbered and includes limited cover (over regular cover), Jack sticker, and comes on purple vinyl. This split 7" pairs two of Boise, Idaho's gnarliest bands! HUMMINGBIRD OF DEATH have been flying the flag for brutal, progressive fastcore for several years. Here they present five new ragers blending fastcore, grind, rock and thrash. On the flip side, RAID count two members of 80s legends SEPTIC DEATH among their ranks, and continue in the latter's great skatecore tradition with three intense tracks. Get this split if you're ready to thrash! Limited to 500 pressing on mixed / marbled colored vinyl! (Give Praise Records #120)

FUBAR/TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION - split 7" (Scene Support 2015)
Scene Support version is hand-numbered and includes limited cover, Give Praise button, and comes on smoke colored vinyl. TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION are really hard to pin down as one specific sound, or even to put a specific genre on them. They combine many forms of metal / hardcore / punk with tempo changes, howling vocals, guttural vocals, and straight forward blasting. Even with the blasting they still manage to tie in some radical guitar tones and harmonies! Even putting in a track, that stands out in originality and will have you thinking that 'Bugs' are actually crawling all over you! FUBAR strand out as a blasting onslaught of old school and furious grindcore! They do a fantastic job channeling the classics and will continue to appeal to fans of Napalm Death, and Phobia. They are really at the forefront of the new dawn of grind, while still paying homage to the classics. Furious, blasting and angry energy round there tracks out. (Give Praise Records #122)

SCUM OF TOYTOWN - Cells LP (comes with download)
This band came out of the blue in the mid nineties & managed to amaze us all with their very own brand of danceable anarcho-dub-punk not unlike a more punkrock version of Chumbawamba and Karma Sutra. - 20 years later, they are back with a new full lengh and they haven't lost it! Not a single bit! (Skuld Records #97)

CHAOTIC END - In Front Of Paranoia LP (comes with download)
Another classic rereleased! CHAOTIC END formed in 1989 were the greek answer to AMEBIX and played a similar style of ultra heavy, athmosfearic but shredding political crust and hardcorepunk.In my opinion they were one of the most convincing bands of that genre. This is their one and only vinyl-output they did in 1993 on Wipe Out Records. It captures the band on their high-point after two already excellent demo-K7s. On here the 3-piece deliver 9 songs of extraordinarily good Crust-Metal - 3 long brooding bits on the A-side followed by 6 heavy galloping anarcho-crust pieces with harsh and raspy vocals on the B-side. Music that makes no prisoners influenced by bands such as Amebix or Axegrinder on one- and Doom or the good old swedish mangel of the early 1980ies on the other end forged together to something of their own. 1996 they sadly ceased to exist. In 2014 after 18 years of silence they picked up their arms again and played a convincing live-set - more to follow! Here's their classic and sought after LP finally available again! Comes with original sleeve-artwork, insert plus an additional poster. Licensed from Wipe Out Records. (Skuld Records #95)

BRAID - Kids Get Grids 7" (Records Store Day release on clear vinyl)
A RSD exclusive on CLEAR vinyl featuring a brand new song from Braid and a cover of "Because I Am" by Broken Hearts Are Blue. For fans of The Promise Ring, Hey Mercedes. (Top Shelf Records #125)

VIOLENT REACTION - Marching On LP/CD
Originally conceived and executed as a one-man project by Tom Pimlott on the banks of the Mersey River in Liverpool, England, Violent Reaction recorded a demo in 2011, an EP in 2012 and an LP for Painkiller Records in 2013. Soon after, Tom relocated to Leeds to assemble a full band with an end result that finds the lads playing straight edge, hardcore punk with an obvious oi influence. With a lengthy American tour with their brother band The Flex under their belt, Violent Reaction is set to make their Revelation Records debut with "Marching On." Vinyl version includes digital download. (Revelation Records #158)

THE BARSTOOL PREACHERS - One Fool Down 7"
The Barstool Preachers is already making some serious waves in the UK, taking the ska and punk scenes by storm. The packaging itself is seriously impressive for anyone's first release, with a custom, die-cut jacket (one hell of a clever idea), these boys are showing that they're here to impress, and this 7" does just that. For fans of Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and The Skints. (Pirate's Press Records #139)

BLACK MARE/LYCIA - split 7" (Record Store Day Release)
Two brand new and exclusive tracks from an amazingly complementary pairing of Los Angeles, CAs BLACK MARE and Mesa, AZs LYCIA. BLACK MARE is the dark ambient solo project of IDES OF GEMINI frontwoman Sera Timms. On "Low Crimes," bandmates from IDES OF GEMINI and MUSTARD GAS & ROSES (MGR) contribute to the sonic journey; an aurally lush, yet glacially-paced cruise through Timms frozen world wherein she encourages the minds eye to notice relics like the feathers of fallen angels scattered about the snow. Ice crystals form on an old church bell in the distance as the subarctic tones of the composition take over everything in their path. There is no escape and there will be no thaw. LYCIA initially came to prominence back in the late 80s and 90s with their groundbreaking darkwave and ethereal wave styles. Heavily reverbed guitars, dark/ethereal keyboard tones, and ominous programmed drums pushed the gothic scene forward as their music inspired NINE INCH NAILS, TYPE O NEGATIVE, and many within tangential dark, industrial circles. Their 1995 album "The Burning Circle and Then Dust" (on Projekt Records) remains a cult hit to this day. "Silver Leaf" plays out as the seamless companion to BLACK MAREs "Low Crimes," both musically and thematically. There is no joy in either artists world, only an eternity to ponder whats been done. "Silver Leaf" comes about long after summer is gone, "where bright horizons are hard to find." All that remains is reflection and memory slipping like sand through worn fingers. All copies are pressed on limited edition, one-time-only runs of either grey swirl or black vinyl. The title goes immediately out of print after Record Store Day. Exclusive cover art and insert art by the bands themselves round out this frostbitten slab of wax. (Magic Bullet Records #184)

BOSS KONG - The Humans Soundtrack VOL 2 7" (Record Store Day Release)
As a crossover/tie-in with the brand new Image Comics series "The Humans," Magic Bullet Records is proud to present "The Humans Soundtrack Vol. 2," by BOSS KONG. Set in the late 60s/early 70s, "The Humans" is a book about an all-simian biker gang from Bakersfield, CA drinking, fighting, and fucking their way through the turbulent world around them. BOSS KONG is one of the books more popular, interesting characters and this installment of the soundtrack series tells tales from the perspective of an ape thats seen inhumanities both abroad and on the home front. Voiced by a mystery metal figurehead and performed by a cast of mystery stoner rockers, part of the fun of this 7" is trying to figure out whos behind the music itself. All copies are pressed on a limited edition, one-time-only run of orange/gold vinyl. The title goes immediately out of print after Record Store Day. Exclusive cover art and insert art by creator Tom Neely (Henry and Glen Forever) round out this completely awesome slab of wax. (Magic Bullet Records #173)

IDES OF GEMINI - Carthage 7" (Record Store Day Release)
Two brand new and exclusive tracks from Los Angeles, CA juggernaut IDES OF GEMINI. "Cathage" inhabits side A. It begins with a doomy, acoustic summoning of the spirits of a barren world. Invocation complete, the band goes full tilt into their brand of overdriven power and command, charging onward and upward through forest and sky, dragging the doomed, sorrowful carcass of humanity itself into light. Written and recorded after "Old World New Wave" (Neurot/Sige), the track offers another brilliant moment in the bands beautifully evolving sound. Side B is one of the most stunning and emotionally stirring covers of "Strange Fruit" ever put to tape. Written as a poem by Abel Meeropol in 1937, and set to music famously by Billie Holiday in 1939, the song stems from Meeropols original protest piece against the racial lynchings that marred the early 20th century in America. It has been covered many times over since (including versions by NINA SIMONE, LOU RAWLS, ANNIE LENNOX, JEFF BUCKLEY. SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES, DIANA ROSS, TORI AMOS, and countless others). IDES OF GEMINI dug deep on this one, perfecting a uniquely somber and haunting arrangement the poem/song has simply never seen. All copies are pressed on limited edition, one-time-only runs of either clear or black vinyl. The title goes immediately out of print after Record Store Day. Exclusive cover art by Jas Helena rounds out this dauntingly monolithic slab of wax. (Magic Bullet Records #188)

MAD PARADE - Underground 7" (Record Store Day Release)
Legends from the SGV underground, Mad Parade return with a 2 song blaster, their 1st 7 inch in over 10 years. With a heavy nod to the sound made famous by Posh Boy records, Mad Parade's anthemic sing a-long styled punk remains fully loaded and intact. You've heard them on Rodney on the Roq, you've heard their BYO classic debut, this is the So-Cal answer to the the Adicts, Chelsea and 999. Billy Ledges back on vocals, need we say more?...2 new songs that flat out destroy. For fans of ADICTS, Lower Class Brats, Chelsea, Posh Boy Records and OC style punk rock! Hand-numbered. (Hostage Records #61)

QUI/HEPA-TITUS - split 7" (Record Store Day Release)
Limited Record Store Day 2015 release! Cobraside's own QUI present a brand new track, backed by the new band from Kevin Rutmanis of The Cows, Tomahawk and the Melvins (Hepa-Titus)! When asked for their words of wisdom, Qui said "As for a blurb, I'm not sure of a good story, per se. Really, we're buddies and thought it would be fun to put something out together." (Cobraside Records #7)

(Scene Support give away) NO ANSWERS #10
{I put this out in 1991. We have a huge pile left, and I just want people to get a chance to read them. I can't bear to recycle them. So I am giving them away for free for the next few weeks. Give them away to customers on Record Store Day or give them away with order, or whatever you want... we can include as many as you want. - Kent} 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)

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

(Scene Support/restock) ORCHID - Gatefold LP
Scene Support version is hand numbered and includes a silk screened plastic dust sleeve, and a Scene Support spine wrap. The final recordings of Orchid. These nineteen tracks are probably the best songs that Orchid ever recorded. Their sound has been honed and defined, and the recording perfectly captures Orchid's diverse combination of arty sensibilities, heartfelt emotive song writing, Mohinder-esque drumming, frantic precision, controlled mayhem, and chaotic adrenaline. An excellent record that even surpasses their previous releases. Definitely Orchid's opus. The LP comes packaged in a gatefold sleeve. The various Orchid members have gone on to form Bucket Full of Teeth, the Wolves, Ampere, and the Panthers. Pressed on blue vinyl. (Ebullition #51)

(Scene Support/restock) HERESY - 1985 to 1987 LP
Scene Support version is hand-numbered and includes the HERESY - 1987 (live excerpts from 4 shows) DVD, Boss Tuneage button, and comes on green vinyl. Heresy is one of the most influential UK Hardcore Punk bands ever to exist. From 1985-1989 the band were one of the leading lights of the rapidly expanding UK scene. Heresy's back catalogue has been totally re-mastered by Kalv Piper and Steve "Baz" Ballam from the band and "1985-87" is the first of a trilogy of discographies that Boss Tuneage has released (along with Face Up To It and 20 Reasons to End It All). This traces the early formative years of the band, from their previously unreleased 7 song demo tape from 1985 to the debut 6 track "Never Healed" flexi-disc 7"EP and contains the virtually-impossible-to -find 4 song "Thanks" 7" EP. In addition 2 previously unreleased tracks complete the 19 track CD. With extensive sleeve notes from Kalv, this is also beautifully packaged by way of a digipack with huge 16-page full colour booklet insert containing dozens of never seen before photos, tour posters and lyrics. An absolute must for any fan of Heresy or UK hardcore. (Boss Tuneage Retro #1)

(Scene Support/restock) SUFFERING MIND - Messiah Of Extermination LP
Scene Support version is hand-numbered and includes limited cover and Give Praise calendar or show flyer poster. Just 20 copies made! SUFFERING MIND has been explosive and vocal in the grind scene. Putting fourth a very unqiue and straight-forward blast set, that is punishing as well as being very upfront in their messages. They combine a assualting 'DIY' grindcore sound, blaring over punk and crust tones. They bring to mind sounds of Excruciating Terror and pure grindcore acts. This LP combines their splits with Scourge Schematic and Asshammer. It is presented on a 1 sided LP, with a etching on the B side. (Give Praise Records #76)

(Scene Support/restock) IRON LUNG - Sexless/No Sex LP
Scene Support version is hand-numbered on clear vinyl (of 284 made). Destructive power violence hardcore! Seattle-via-San Francisco-via-Reno's IRON LUNG's abrasive blend of low end crushing heavy lumbering and devastating and inventive fast thrash and bleak lyrics skewed through horrors of medical malpractice. A now-classic Second 20-song second LP followed up their "Life. Iron Lung.Death" LP on 625 Thrash on top of a ridiculous number of 7"s, split releases, cassettes, CD-R's and other limited releases. IRON LUNG is at the forefront of the modern power violence resurgence, continually re-inventing the formula and pushing it to new extremes. The duo of IRON LUNG were previously in ARTIMUS PYLE, GEHENNA, WALLS, GOB and VAE VICTUS and currently also play in PIG HEART TRANSPLANT and WHITE WARDS. IRON LUNG have toured extensively throughout the US, Europe, Asia and AUSTRALIA. "SEXLESS//NO SEX" was recorded at Polymorph Studios by Dan Rathbun (whose engineering and production includes some of the best of extreme underground hardcore - TRAGEDY, HIS HERO IS GONE, WORLD BURNS TO DEATH, FROM ASHES RISE). The cover artwork is mind blowing pen-and-ink scratching by NICK BLINKO of RUDIMENTARY PENI! Limited Clear vinyl repress of 284 copies with download code. (Prank Records #92)

(Scene Support/restock) REPLICA - s/t 7"
Scene Support version is hand-numbered on clear vinyl (of 323 made). The debut 7" EP From the San Francisco Bay Area's REPLICA is fueled by searing guitar, fast blasting drum beats, sturdy tough bass lines and brash, raw vocals. Five tracks that thread many different hardcore influences and sounds -from the metallic thrash and high energy of current Brazillian Hardcore to a raw straight forward punk attack like early LA proto-hardcore or east bay punk to the wild unpredictability of '90s thrash, to make a unique whole. Members from DUCK AND COVER, INFECT, and NO STATIK, these tracks were recorded in 2012 at The Dutch Oven by Craigums and mastered at George Horn Mastering. Third Press has new Color of fold-over sleeve and download code. (Prank Records #141)

(Scene Support/restock) BORN/DEAD - Our Darkest Fears Now Haunt Us LP
Scene Support version is hand-numbered on grey vinyl (of 125 made). BORN/DEAD deliver charged political hardcore shrouded in the brooding style of East Bay hardcore, carrying forth the lineage of bands like CHRIST ON PARADE, Pain of Mind-era NEUROSIS, ECONOCHRIST and TALK IS POISON. A straight-forward yet inventive attack, devastatingly caustic vocal trade-offs, intricate bass lines and dark riffs at peak drum speed topped with dark political lyrics-dire music for dire times. A classic 12" this is a limited Grey vinyl repress of BORN/DEAD's Prank debut, limited to 125 copies with the original Fold out cover, 353 copies pressed in total. (Prank Records #70)

(restock) DROPDEAD/TOTALITAR - split 7"
Unavailable since 2009, The DROPDEAD/TOTALITAR 7" was originally released in 2002, featuring two of the most legendary hardcore bands on the planet. Rhode Island's DROPDEAD continue to fly their flag of extreme political thrash with multiple tours across Australia, Europe, Japan, Mexico and the States and numerous 5"s, "s, 8"'s, 12"s, and even an 11" to their credit. This Split EP was a jump start towards the band's continuing split EP series with classic and innovative bands (BRAINOIL, CONVERGE, SYSTEMATIC DEATH, RUIDOSA IMMUNDICIA, SYSTEMATIC DEATH) self-released over the past decade. Three years in the making, DROPDEAD's side was Recorded in two sessions in 2001 and 2002. A long break in recording from their 1998 Second LP allowed them to drop an amazingly solid six tracks onto their side, representing some of their most savage material since the 1991 debut EP. Many of these tracks are still part of the band's live set. On the flip, Sweden's TOTALITAR originated in the "silver age" of Swedish hardcore of the mid to late 1980's, delivering pounding, classic D-beat hardcore. Always topically astute, TOTALITAR were particularly prolific during this time period, recording classic pieces of their vast discography - three LPs, two split LPs and a literal heap of 7"s. These three tracks are from the same session as the "Allting Ar Pa Latsas" 7" on Sweden's Really Fast Records and have a looser and more garage feel, but steamroll within their classic explosive formula. TOTALITAR went dormant in 2007, with Members currently playing in INSTITUTION, DISSEKERAD, MAKABERT FYND, NAPALM A.D. and KVOTERINGEN. This is the first re-press of this EP in nearly five years, 501 copies with a top-loading cleaner print of the Jacket and colored vinyl. (Prank Records #46)

(restock) NO STATIK - Everywhere You Aren't Looking LP
A chaotic Swirl Blasting at extreme velocity, the San Francisco Bay Area's NO STATIK's Second 12" is a torrent of rapid fire drum attack, Searing guitar leads and harsh vocals. NO STATIK 's Sound draws from the Fast, Chaotic hardcore sound of the 1990's as the band's long pedigree maps DIY hardcore scene of the last two decades- Members previously played in SCROTUM GRINDER, MOMENTO MORI, IMPETUS INTER, LOOK BACK AND LAUGH, DESTROY!, ARTIMUS PYLE, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?, END OF THE CENTURY PARTY, MURDER SUICIDE-PACT, JUD JUD, FUCKFACE, SCHOLASTIC DETH and currently also play in THE LIGHT, CONQUEST FOR DEATH, REPLICA and RITUAL CONTROL with NO STATIK combining diverse elements of all those past, present and future sounds to ignite another level of Sonic Mayhem. Bleak lyrics frame this outing, as the single track A-Side has the band again experimenting... with Ambient near Horror Movie Soundtrack type eerieness. Recorded at Earhammer and Mastered at George Horn. THe members of NO STATIK Recently all returned to the SF Bay Area and began playing shows again after a short Hiatus and recently released a third 12" on IRON LUNG RECORDS. THis 12" was under pressed in it's initial pressing and sold out quickly, and has been re-pressed on Dark blue vinyl. (Prank Records #133)

Descriptions for 3/21/15

TEENGENERATE - Live At Shelter LP
Teengenerate are one of the most rightfully-revered punk rock bands of the past 25 years but, this is still the very first time ever on vinyl for one of their greatest recordings, 2001's "Live At Shelter". Fifteen tracks of high-octane, high-energy raw punk here, and don't be scared by the 'live' angle-- this sounds better than most of their studio records. Delivereded with the swagger to win over fans of classic garage rock and the fury to appeal to '80s hardcore enthusiasts, this is truly one for everybody. Remastered by Fink for maximum impact, and with the deluxe QRP pressing that a record this good deserves. (Ugly Pop Records #56)

THE VICTIM PARTY - Getting To Know... LP
Extremely stoked to be releasing this, the second LP by one of the best Canadian punk bands in ages-- it's not a reissue, but once I heard the recording, it became my most-listened to music of 2014 and I had to get it on vinyl. THE VICTIM PARTY hail from Toronto, and feature members of various 'name' bands of the past couple decades, including frontman Colin of Marilyn's Vitamins, whose first EP came out on Ugly Pop seventeen years ago! The music here is very strong, tuneful punk rock, fast-paced and tough with smart lyrics spat out by the duel male/female vocals, and the songwriting is exceptional. This draws on too many influences to be easily pinned down, but it's a good bet you'll dig it if you like Dillinger Four, Leatherface, Marked Men or Cleveland Bound Death Sentence. (Ugly Pop Records #57)

BARCELONA - Extremo Nihilismo En Barcelona LP
Extremo Nihilismo en Barcelona is the sound of a slow cooking bomb. The 8 tracks of anxious hardcore contained within this 45 RPM 12" are pretty much what it says on the tin. Extreme, Nihilist and utterly Barcelonian. The sound of the eternal frustration with your surroundings. The soundtrack of falling out with everyone around you. Musically filled with a solid yet counter intuitive rhythm section, insanely violent riffs and the angriest and most credible female vocalist since FIRMEZA 10 stopped playing. The barely 11 minutes of music contained on this 12" rate amongst the most claustrophobic hardcore sound I've ever heard. The package of the record was taken care by Oriol Roca (one of the greatest artists alive in my humble opinion and incidentally the drummer of BARCELONA) which reflects the vibe of the record flawlessly adding yet another layer of meaning to the whole project. (La Vida Es Un Mas Records #94)

TENEMENT - Bruised Music: Singles 2006 to 2009 LP
TENEMENT began in 2006 with a series of loose demo recordings and singles that married the genres of "Pop" and "Punk" without being explicitly "Pop Punk" and to many, represented the power and urgency of Hardcore without actually conforming to the genre itself. These recordings have been compiled here on "Bruised Music Volume One," which covers Tenement's output on record between the years 2006 to 2009. The influence of 80's punk is strong in the bulk of the material on Bruised Music, likening the feeling of the Descendents or The Replacements. However, this comparison might seem lazy when you keep in mind that the members of Tenement had long schooled themselves on everything from The Beatles to Big Star, Sun Ra, Coltrane, Black Flag, Husker Du; obscure hardcore punk to Brill Building pop music and all points in between. The period of time represented in this collection is a period of growing pains that paved the way for them to become the band that they are today, and the band that they will be many years from now. Bruised Music Volume One isn't just for the super-fan looking for a peek into Tenement's early years and the honing of their razor sharp song-craft, it also offers new listeners a great introduction to the band's perfect blend of raw punk energy and undeniable pop hooks. Bruised Music Volume One compiles a total of ten tracks, taken from the Tenement Sucks tape, Dead Broke and Dirt Cult Records mixtape compilations, split w/ Used Kids, split w/ Friendly Fire, False Teeth 7", and Icepick 7". All of the material has been remastered by Daniel Husayn at North London Bomb Factory for one cohesive and superb sounding anthology. The release also features an eight page booklet consisting of liner notes from the band, as well as an assortment of anecdotes and recollections from various friends, journalists, and musical peers reflecting on these formative years of Tenement's career. Comes with download code. (Grave Mistake Records #71)

IRON REAGAN - Spoiled Identity LP
Absolutely zero-bullshit thrashing punk/hardcore from Richmond, Virginia. Originally only available as a Decibel Magazine flexi, this sought-after EP is finally in print with 2 previously unreleased bonus tracks and new screen-printed artwork on the B-side. 13 tracks of no-filler, stripped down audio assault. Comes with Digital Download Code. Gold with black screen print vinyl. For fans of D.R.I., Municipal Waste, Suicidal Tendencies. (A389 Records #156)

FULL OF HELL/MERZBOW - split LP
This sonically layered opus of brutal blasts, cascading walls of dynamic sound and shrieks shows the prolific young band collaborating with the master himself (Masami Akita) in what is truly one of the most challenging and acclaimed releases of 2014. For fans of Discordance Axis, Cryptopsy, & Neurosis. DOES NOT COME WITH DIGITAL DOWNLOAD CODE (CD/Digital Available Through Profound Lore Records). Color is transparent purple with black. (A389 Records #155)

SHRAPNEL - Frenzied State 7"
New Wave of British Hardcore. Leeds' finest sons burst out with a demo that showcased UKHC via Breakdown '87 with English accents and proceeded to turn many heads. The new record goes down the route of Rest in Pieces, Leeway, Killing Time with the addition of Connor Hehir on second guitar. No doubt pits will be raged and conquered. Currently can be seen storming across the East Coast of America for 5 dates. Blowing up stages with dive bombs galore. (Quality Control Records #16)

DETERGENTS - No Salvation 7"
Strongly influenced by Crisis and Buzzcocks, this trio from Sheffield create memorable punk hooks with immediately relatable lyrics. The demo was a plastic shopping bag given out to some friends, so they've been a bit of a secret here in the UK for a while, with members from Dry Heaves, Skiplickers, and Obstruct. This new release showcases their primitive punk spirit but with well crafted songmanship. This is a split release with Semtex Death Records. Comes in a one sided folded card sleeve. Nice and simple. (Quality Control Records #9)

ARMS RACE - Gotta Get Out 7"
New Wave of British Hardcore. First 7" by this London based UK82/NYHC band of booted boys and lady. The demo tape was well received and flew out of QCHQ, and this 7" sees the band add more power and speed to their sound, and even more gnarled up British vocals. There's also moments of pure Blitz anthem joy, with the song Mongrel Crew, thrown in for good measure. Members of Violent Reaction, Obstruct, Think Twice, The Flex. Comes in a 320gsm matte card sleeve, and equally thick card insert. (Quality Control Records #15)

MANKIND - s/t 7"
Faith side of the classic DC split crossed with UKHC stomp, there are moments of Deep Wound and Siege to boot. Multi-layered and off the beaten track, Mankind are definitely carving out their own sound in the UK scene. This one has been warmly received by the music nerd global association, and the standout drumming is worth it alone. Comes in a 320gsm matte card sleeve and equally thick card insert. (Quality Control Records #14)

MOB RULES - Nothing Left LP
Mob Rules specialise in B'last / Black Flag worship by the best musicians in UKHC. This time expect more dance friendly numbers without compromising on the complexity. There are some really dark and moody parts that remind us of St.Vitus on this record, showing a reflective progression from the last LP. There still isn't anything out there with drumming as experimental as this on a hardcore punk record in our humble opinion. Quite the achievement, we've been spinning this since it arrived non-stop and it keeps giving on every re-spin. For fans of 'mysterious guys' and 'music nerds'. Comes in a flashy tip on thick arse cardboard sleeve with black inner sleeve and insert. Pure class for mint dudes. (Quality Control Records #12)

STAB - Blindness and Lies 7"
Heavily influenced by Citizens Arrest, Voorhees, Ripcord, and Heresy. Four London weirdos offering their third helping of UKHC style comprised of rhythmic diarrhea, the most explosive kind, with jugular rumbles topped with screaming banshee guitars. In your face lyrics centred around the topic of societal smoke and mirrors in honour of false Armageddons and occupy movements. Members of Arms Race, Violent Reaction, Hello Bastards, Hunger and Semi. Been described as 'the Rorschach' of the UKHC scene by uncomfortably crossing over between different hardcore genres and communities. Straight edge punks working a d beat. Vinyl comes housed in a 320gsm 5 panel double-sided card sleeve. Artwork by Ben Fordree. (Quality Control Records #8)

SHAME - Demo 7"
Imagine The Adverts fronted by VKTMS' Nyna "Napalm" Crawford snarling in a bitter lo-fi prison! London treasure, snuffed out too soon in a blaze of dodgy substances, put out their trove on QCHQ. This wax represents their 2012 demo with 3 prime chunk tracks on black licorice with large centre hole, and a further 3 available via download code included in the package. Comes in a 320gsm lacquered sleeve with insert. 500 on black, classic British style only here. (Quality Control Records #6)

TOXIC SHOCK/IRON REAGAN - split 7"
Belgian thrashers Toxic Shock shook stages in Europe before and after the release of their debut album, "Daily Demons," and relived the time when moshing and craziness at shows was all about having a great time. Iron Reagan is comprised of Tony Foresta (vocals), Phil Hall (guitar), Mark Bronzino (guitar), Rob Skotis (bass) and Ryan Parrish (drums), and, between them, they fill, or have filled, the ranks of Municipal Waste, Cannabis Corpse and Darkest Hour. With artwork specially done by Ric Clayton (Suicidal Tendencies, Excel, No Mercy, The Abused) we have a full-on hardcore/thrash/crossover release at hand that's simply unbeatable and will make kids thrash in their rooms like there's no tomorrow. Limited edition of 500 copies. Imported from the Netherlands. (Reflections Records #129)

CARAVELS/OCTAVES - split LP
Octaves and Caravels have been respectively progressing their unique takes on modern post-hardcore for several years now, and both make further strides teaming up on this split EP. A joint release with Topshelf Records, this 12"ep features two new tracks from each band, following up buzzy 2013 full-lengths. 12"ep includes digital download. (Bridge Nine Records #224)

ASHKENAZI - Nature of the Beast 7"
Members of Hounds Of Hate and Blood Red deliver four tracks of fast, powerful, almost crossover-inspired hardcore with a political slant. (BHF Records #7)

(restock) THOU - Heathen LPx2
Heathen is the fourth full length record from Baton Rouge, Louisiana band Thou. The domestic version of this record was self-released on the band's in-house Howling Mine label. 180g double LP in Stoughton gatefold tip-on jackets. (Howling Mine Records #7)

(restock) THE BODY - The Body LP
Originally released in 2004 on Obscurist Press, this version has been remastered by Machines with Magnets and pressed on 180g black vinyl. New inserts have been letter pressed by Astro Press and with heavy Stoughton jackets. (Howling Mine Records #6)

Descriptions for 3/14/15

SOLUTIONS - Life Of Joy LP (with download)
A band that was never supposed to have a long life has performed a grand total of 2 times, once in Milwaukee (home to Justin Kern), once in Buffalo (home to David Bailey & Patrick Bolger) and will finalize the trilogy by performing their maniac music in Seattle (home to Joe Bellucci) this March 2015. This will be it. "SOLUTIONS' contribution is brief but hugely important to the lexicon of modern power violence. Short, brutal and uncompromising sound blisters here, even to the well-calloused ear. No one plays it like these guys. It is baffling and otherworldly to see. When IRON LUNG played their first show in Milwaukee a few years ago they made me want to retire from playing music altogether and I fucking love doing what I do. Rarely does a band hit me that hard. " - Jensen Ward. Recorded by Jackson Long and Shane Hochstetler. Art by Craig Sheperd. 300 copies ever. (Iron Lung Records #30)

TRTRKMMR - Avec La Souillure Nous Entrons Au Regne De La Terreur LP (with download)
Four years in the making, TRTRKMMR's "Avec La Souillure Nous Entrons Au Regne De La Terreur" is an aural assault rifle set to unleash a blackened unorthodox power-electronic hell upon you. Since the first scribble, it's author has endured organ ruptures, physical and mental collapse, deaths and unheated Wisconsin winters. That pain and more comes through in the unearthly maelstrom of "music" created using chopped/crippled vinyl records, mountains of literary research, AK-47s and a plethora of secret sound equipment. A truly compelling and singular vision here. Be careful. 500 copies come in high strength jackets with a 20 page booklet and a hand numbered insert stamped with human blood. (Iron Lung Records #52)

DISORDER - Fires Light The Sky LP
If you might think this is not the "real" Disorder, you better do your homework. This band from Sunderland in the U.K. formed in 1978, while the band from Bristol that gained popularity amongst the crust scene formed in 1980. Exceptionally brilliant music we have here, that probably just came out a little bit to late for the first punk wave and maybe a little bit to early for the second, or maybe this was the second wave but hardly anyone noticed. Anyway, the original singles go for a little fortune now if they show up at all. That´s why here´s the first ever legit vinyl re-issue of the two Disorder singles plus some unheared bonus material. On the LP are 5 studio songs recorded in 1980 and 3 tracks recorded in a rehearsal in 1979, masterfully restored by Daniel Husayn at North London Bomb Factory. (Thought Crimes Records #45)

DEATH SENTENCE - Ryan Exumed LP
Hardcore thrash pioneers from Australia. This is the first time their classic "Ryan-thanx for the support" EP from 1985 has been given a legit vinyl re-issue. Additionally you find some extra material from their first demo, a few cuts from a 1988 studio session and a live track on the B Side of this LP. This is HC mastery, taking the path of "United Blood" era Agnostic Front or early D.R.I. up to the next level of sheer ferocious rage. Alongside with international likeminds like Siege, Heresy, S.O.B., Gepopel and others they´ve been on a mission to counteract the decline of the first wave of hardcore bands in the mid '80s. Brutal, to say the very least! (Thought Crimes Records #46)

BLOOD ROBOTS - s/t LP
Members of that band seem to have been in pretty much every Punk or hardcore band from the U.K. in the last 25 years or so: Health Hazard, Ebola, One By One, Boxed In...you name them. Blood Robots started in 1982 and recorded 2 demos, a split flexi 7" with Reality Control and a few compilation tracks. Here´s most of their recorded work combined on a record that has more than 40 minutes of superb and pretty unique Punk, that has been influenced by Swell Maps, The Fall and of course Crass. Limited to 500 copies. (Thought Crimes Records #43)

HALLOWED BUTCHERY - Canticle Of The Beast LP
Experimental Doom Metal mayhem from Maine/USA. This has all been played and recorded by a single person, Ryan Fairfield. His music is full of passion and giving the term “brutal" a new meaning. This was recorded before his life changing “Funeral rites for the living" album on Vendetta records and has been released on a cassette tape in a quantity of 100 copies on the same label in 2008. This re-mastered vinyl re-issue is limited to 500 copies. (Thought Crimes Records #44)

ELDER - Lore LPx2 (with download)
Elder is a heavy psych band from Boston, USA. Founded by long-time friends Nicholas DiSalvo, Jack Donovan and Matt Couto, the group spent years plodding in Sabbathian territory, releasing their self-titled debut 2007, followed by "Dead Roots Stirring" in 2011. They also released a two song EP "Spires Burn / Release" in 2012 showing musical growth in a more refined vision of the band's sound. Their third full length "Lore" is a watershed moment in the band's history. Joining the interplay of heaviness and melody which has become the hallmark Elder sound are a host of new meanderings through uncharted kosmische territory; krautrock, prog as well as classic heavy rock and doom can all be heard unfolding throughout the record's five songs. While Elder's sound is now much more evloved and varied, it is still consistently based around rock and metal, originally influenced by such heavy landmark bands as Black Sabbath, Sleep and Electric Wizard. (Armageddon Shop Records #9)

ZOUNDS - The Curse Of Zounds LP
500 only pressing on white vinyl that closely reproduces the original pressing's cover, inner sleeve and label. (Overground Records #142)

PARANOID VISIONS - Two Black Eyes 7"
Two new tracks from Dublin's legendary punk stalwarts. Limited to 500. (Overground Records #143)

NUCLEAR SOCKETTS - Complete Singles LP
Contains their two 7", the flexi, the previously unreleased third single and two studio demos. 300 only, orange vinyl. (Overground Records #144)

THE LICKS - 1970's EP 7"
Reissue of the 1979 pre-Flux of Pink Indians mega-rare 7" EP. (Overground Records #145)

THE CRAVATS - In Toytown LP
All the Small Wonder recordings comprising the 'In Toytown' album and singles 1978 - 1981. Vinyl pressing is single album with inner bag and 4-page insert. (Overground Records #129)

DISROTTED - s/t LP
Glacial-paced and absolutely crushing death metal influenced sludge from Chicago. No stoner riffs here, just a lonely defeated trudge through the wastes of human life, one misery after the next. Current/ex members of Sick/Tired, Hate, Harpoon, Kungfu Rick, High on Crime, and Thin the Herd. Limited to 500. Comes w/ digital download code. (Diseased Audio Records #14)

SHAVED WOMEN - Just Death LP
Shaved Women have wasted no time dishin' out another nine loathsome anthems to drive your ass through the fuckin' wall. Just over twenty minutes of writhing and repulsive, unfiltered audio pollution. With a healthy dose of progression in the three years since their first full-length, 'Just Death' will wrangle your brain-case twice as good as the self-titled and give you plenty of brand spankin' nuances to make you wonder why you haven't been tuned in the whole damn time. This is the mutation. 500 copies with full-color deluxe tip-on style jackets and two-sided insert. FFO: Black Flag (loose nut era), United Mutation, Die Kruezen, Brainbombs, Pissed Jeans. (Malokul Records #11)

DISCIPLES OF CHRIST - Decomposition Fantasy LP (one sided)
DOC's highest potency slab yet, raw grindcore grit doped up with elements of off kilter powerviolence and angular noisey sludge. Screaming feedback pierces between damaged blasting fury and distored vocals, pure and free of the strerlized "southern lord/relapse sound." DOC are a part of the new breed of extreme music thats as savage as it is cerebral. 2nd press on red vinyl with variant screen printed B-side. Rorschach Records. FFO: SFN, In Disgust, Shitstorm, Excruciating Terror, Despise You, Napalm Death. (Rorschach/Malokul Records #11.5)

DRUGS OF FAITH - Architectural Failures LP (one sided)
Four new tracks of twisted, seething grind 'n' roll, spattered between breaths of calculated disapproval. Frenetic and amped-up with an extra shot of grit, this deposit will spin the skull like that fucked-up carnival ride you've always hated. Easily the most visceral contribution thus far, Drugs of Faith continues to beat a path of superior contemptuous anthems. Single-sided 12" record on clear orange vinyl. 300 copies. Digital download included. FFO: Napalm Death, Voivod, Enemy Soil, Cattlepress, Agoraphobic Nosebleed. (Malokul Records #12)

GENOCIDE PACT - Desecration 7"
Washington D.C.'s GENOCIDE PACT are back with their first official follow-up to their excellent 4 song demo. The 2 brand new songs on this 45 7" single are a very apparent step up from their previous material. Perfectly crafted death metal in the vein of classic bands like Obituary, Carcass and Entombed but not without its own personal touch. You get the best of both worlds here, punk and metal fans united as one. FFO: Sepultura, Obituary, Mammoth Grinder, Deicide. (Bad Teeth Records/Malokul Records #12.5)

IN COLD BLOOD - Blind The Eyes 7"
The first new release in over 15 years!!! Recorded in 2014 at the infamous MARS compound these two new tracks boast 4/5 of the original lineup (Aaron Melnick, Leon Melnick, Blaze Tishko and Burbon Zeigler) with the addition of Matt Izzi of Homewrecker on drums). For fans of INTEGRITY, Ringworm, Pulling Teeth. Packaged in an incredible 3-panel collage insert by Ethan McCarthy (Primitive Man) and limited to 666 Copies ever!!! Comes with Digital Download Code. (A389 Records #157)

NIGHTFELL - The Living Ever Mourn LP
NIGHTFELL unites Portland, Oregon musicians Todd Burdette (Tragedy, Warcry, His Hero is Gone) and Tim Call (Aldebaran/Mournful Congregation). The Living Ever Mourn is the debut full-length born of this union of notable extreme music perpetrators, rending over forty minutes of purely epic metal, bridging morose heaviness with melodic destruction. Envisioned and executed in a period of grief, delirium and loss of life, the atmosphere and lyrics mirror the ensuing emptiness while simultaneously embracing the dichotomous power in the unwavering and eternal force of Death. Co-release with SOUTHERN LORD. 1,000 copies black vinyl, 500 copies red vinyl. (Parastic Records #77)

LARVAE - Grave Descent LP
Limited to 300 copies on 180 gram black vinyl. After releasing their beautiful Demo a couple of years ago and witnessing them play live here in their native Bay Area on numerous occasions, I became increasingly fascinated and intrigued by the band's beautiful, ambiguous and extremely personal blend of death metal, doom and black metal, and considered myself a fan of the band from the start. The reason Larvae are so awesome lies in their unique style. Their music is black metal, death and doom metal all at once without being any of the three. Tempos are usually mid-paced, gloomy, decaying strides of malevolent grain that get broken up and interrupted at steady intervals by placid and frightening meadows of acoustic and minimalist almost goth-like decay, by icy walls of furious black metal malevolence, and swampy and putrid bogs of death-doom nightmares of slow and rotting death. All the while, Brad Kobylczak's throaty and lurid howls infest the music like the laments of souls cursed to burn and suffer in eternity. I hear ancient echoes of Disembowelment, Beherit and Evoken in this hideously gorgeous music, as well as shards of early Primordial, early Burzum and Emperor, coated in a gloomy and decaying shroud of depressive and completely emaciated loss and despair. The guitar work is impeccable, and the two six-strings present weave their way through branches of horror and neglect in an incredible way resulting in a two-guitar attack that is both extremely creative and driving, but also monolithic and tenebrous as fuck, while Simon Masiewicki's refined, almost jazz-like drumming provides a propulsion to the music that results in the whole feat being surprisingly unpredictable and extremely intriguing. (Parasitic Records #92)

EPHEMEROS - All Hail Corrosion LP
Founded by members of Nux Vomica, Graves At Sea, Elitist, and Bastard Feast. 'All Hail Corrosion' was tracked and mixed by Fester (Atriarch, Stoneburner) at Haywire Studios, mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, From Ashes Rise, Nails) at Audiosiege Engineering and bestows its listeners with forty traumatic minutes of measured depressive harmonies, soul-crushing growls and haunting chants centered around the imminent decay of humanity. Called "the sonic equivalent of oxidizing razors and toppling gravestones," by Pitchfork,'All Hail Corrosion' nods its sullen head to the likes of Mournful Congregation, Loss and Asunder whilst delving into deeper, darker, more acerbic death/sludge-bent territories. The end product is a punishing hailstorm of slow, suffocating riffs, scorned vocals and a smoky atmosphere of morose, chest-collapsing, heaviness. 500 copies black vinyl. (Parasitic Records #75)

CONTROL - Out for Blood LP (with digital download)
This marks the first distinctly non metal release for PARASITIC but it is easily one of the most violent and dark releases we have had the pleasure to release. PARASITIC has been a longtime fan of T. Garrison and his projects CONTROL and EXSANGUINATE so it is with pure disgust we bring you his newest full length. 15 years after his first release on MALIGNANT and numerous releases on FREAK ANIMAL, ANT-ZEN, and EIBON amongst others, the hateful assault has only increased and become more fervent. The sound of a brooding blood lust, nightmare realities and contempt for mindless scum surrounding you. A hatred in your blood, pounding your brain. Since the natural limitations of vinyl have changed the sonic dimensions of the original recording all copies will come with free digital download of the album. 300 copies. (Parasitic Records #71)

MACHETAZO - Ruin LP
"Ruin" contains the most negative, dark and hermetic music ever made by Machetazo, a true reflection of the attitude of the people involved. 13 new songs of pure old school insanity that dwells between extreme Grindcore, Death Metal and Sludge Doom, ghastly and suffocating, inspired by all horror that lurks between life and death. Recorded again at Treboada Studio (A Coruña, Galicia) with Paco "The Maggot" Liaño in only 18 hours after months of intense rehearsals, and once again it gets the most spontaneous and energetic sound possible. Perfectly illustrated by Timo Ketola with stark black and white artwork. 500 copies. (Parasitic Records #72)

SYMPTOM - Caverns of Katebasis LP
U.S. doom/death firmly grounded in established ideas but more audacious in its enactment. Placing a greater emphasis on the doom aspect of Symptom's sound, it also opens up some interesting avenues for future releases. Devastating, gloomy and untouched by the hand of modernisation,'Caverns of Katabasis' is both a tribute to the acts that inspired it, and an interesting glimpse into what the future may hold for this underrated one-man act. 300 copies. (Parasitic Records #80)

RITUAL NECROMANCY - Oath of the Abyss LP
Following a vicious four-track demo; Portland's Ritual Necromancy began the ground-work for their full-length, the soon-to-be titled "Oath of the Abyss." Early on it was quite evident that Ritual Necromancy wasn't the type of band that was going to lift the spirits of the listener with easy going music. The eerie cover art for "Oath of the Abyss," created by Josh McAlear, is an early indication of the type of punishing treat the recipient shall receive. With no compromise, "Oath of the Abyss" is a murky and sinister debut that delivers exhausting and suffocating death metal in spades. Eight tracks; thirty-eight minutes - "Oath of the Abyss" is a reminder that beneath metal's crusty exterior lies hidden gems that still can be uncovered if a listener is willing to look hard enough. 500 copies. (Parasitic Records #40)

RITUAAL - Datura at the Astral Sabbat/ OrdoWalpurga 7"
Eerie and suffocating occult black doom from members of LOSS, ENCOFFINATION, and MOURNER. Limited to 500. (Parasitic Records #74)

CHARLES MANSON - Horsefly 7"
This is an official/authorized release of a piece CM recorded himself in prison. 15 minutes running time. With original/new from Zeena Schreck and housed in a full color gatefold jacket with an amazing collage of Manson's in the gatefold. Mastered for vinyl by Dan Randall @ MAMMOTH SOUND MASTERING. 1,000 pressed. (Parasitic Records #62)

THE PROBLEMS - 5 song 2014 demo tape cassette
The Problems features the singer of 90's HC band HELL NO along with members of current german bands Cockbirds & Motouschi. There 4 original songs that combine straight forward HC/Punk fury with a nod to 1980's Boston HC with John Woods from Hell No's trademark growl. The 5th song is a Cheap Trick cover done '77 Punk style. The band is gearing up for live shows in Europe plus a 10" debut Lp. Professional double sided cassette tape, 200 copies made. (Wardance Records #17)

BURNING LOVE - Down So Long / Medicine Man 7"
Burning Love is an unapologetic punk band from Toronto, Canada fronted by vocalist/lyricist Chris Colohan (Cursed, Left For Dead, Ruination, etc.). Burning Love's approach is more nuanced than Colohan's previous bands, mixing raw melody and swagger (akin to Laughing Hyenas, Poison Idea, etc.) into their hardcore blood. "Down So Long" b/w "Medicine Man" is a two-song banger of an EP, recorded by Josh Korody at Candle in Toronto (Fucked Up, etc.). 7" includes digital download. (Deathwish Records #171)

ALCOA - Parlour Tricks LP/CD
The sophomore full-length from Alcoa, "Parlour Tricks," arrives upon a very new and invigorating chapter in Derek Archambault's life. After a successful campaign on crowd-funding site PledgeMusic (resulting in the covers EP, "Thank You"), he had the imminent surgery, got back on his feet and immediately began working on new music with both Defeater and the more laidback, alt-country-leaning Alcoa. Recording near his home provided a warm and familiar environment with bandmate and engineer Mike Moschetto, etching out a slightly twangy and honest sound with shades of wistful, jangly '90s alternative rock acts. Vinyl version includes digital download and an eight-page, 12" x 12" book. (Bridge Nine Records #225)

SELF DEFENSE FAMILY/CREATIVE ADULT - split 7"
Creative Adult comes from the diverse musical breeding ground of California's North Bay punk scene. Self Defense Family is one of the most prolific punk bands out there today. For fans of Lungfish, Embrace, Drug Church and Single Mothers. 7" includes digital download. (Deathwish Records #167)

CURSED - Two LP (gatefold)
The highly-anticipated vinyl repress of "Two," the sophomore album from Cursed. This new, superior version of "Two" was manufactured using brand new pressing plates, making the release sound more monstrous than ever before; all of it presented in a gatefold jacket with revamped artwork and packaging. Distinctly their own animal, Cursed took the most powerful qualities of the aggressive sub-genres and turned them into something raw and explosive, ultimately influencing and shaping the heavy music world as we know it today. LP includes digital download. (Deathwish Records #156)

V/A - Para Incomodar: Street Punk Brasil VOL. 1 LP
With a thriving scene, Brazil had been neglected in the worldwide street punk scenario for too long. Henrike, singer for Brazil's punk rock legends Blind Pigs, turned his radio show Semper Adversus into a label dedicated to releasing Brazilian bands and "Para Incomodar" ("To Disturb") is the label's debut. With 16 up-and-coming bands, this compilation showcases the cream of the crop of the South American country. (Pirate's Press Records #136)

(restock) PORNO CASSETTES - Your Face, A Fucking Disgrace 7"
Originally released in 1983 in a microscopic run of just 100 copies (of which only about 50-60 survived), the Porno Cassettes' lone single has been a mythical UK want list topper for many years. Information on the original pressing was so scant that it was thought that the record didn't even exist! And did we mention this record is quite the arse-kicker? These two tracks hold their own against the best that Britain had to offer in '83 - you'll be singing along in no time! Radio Raheem brings you this high quality reissue cut from the original masters, in a limited edition of 500. (Radio Raheem Records #7)

(restock) DETHFOX - Natural Media Teleforce 7"
Dark anarcho-punk in the vein of RUDIMENTARY PENI with ex members of INEPSY. From Montreal Canada, DETHFOX delivers a gloomy anarcho-punk with short and catchy songs filled with ghastly sample, which makes the sound unique without reinventing the wheel. Mysterious, dark and sometime incomprehensible lyrics exposing religious-media-space-traveling-matters and other obscure theme are self-explanatory. The band presents itself more as an "artistic" creation not based on the individual within the project itself. (Chaos Rurale Records #17)

(restock) PILLAGE - s/t 7"
Not for the weak...Harsh and aggressive hardcore from Chicago. Nothing is pretty on this record, just pure anger. Excited for this to hit some punks... 8 fast aggro tracks that will make you want to break things. Fans of brutal power-violence hardcore like No Comment and Infest will love this record. Features members of Punch in the Face, Los Crudos, HERDS, Sick/Tired, Divine Right... and a bunch of other bands you like too much. (Residue Records #20)

Descriptions for 3/7/15

MAXIMUM ROCK'N'ROLL #383 (April 2015)
It's time for Maximum Rocknroll #383, the April issue and the return of our popular Art and Comics special issue, guest coordinated by famed MRR columnist Monsieur Alex Simon. Featuring a cover by everyone's favorite Mexican miscreant, Abraham Diaz, we threw over the written word for a full on visual extravaganza, featuring art by Jim Shomo, Sara Abruña, Reuben Storey, Teodoro Hernandez, Tara Bursey, Payton Lower, Diane Maltesta, Andrew Scully, Ben Fordree, Juarma Lopez, J.M. Bertoyas, Shiva Addanki, Eugene Terry, Grimoire, Emma Kohlmann, Jack Hayden, Hector Sudor, Chico Félix, Ivan Brun, Robin Wiberg, Anna Vo, Alexander Heir, Craoman, Christopher Nhdiystrec, Anna Haifisch, Luca Tetraite, Maren Karlson, Suzy X, Matt Crabe, Jeffrey Mahannah, Freak City, Heather Benjamin, Dustin McChesney, Julien Dupont, Laura Pallmall, Ruben Dahlstrand, Nathan Ward, Mar Estrema, Sapiens, Mengzhu Fu, Karissa Sakumoto, Pyotr Mulinov, Jyriki Nissinen, Luiz Berger, Luiz Gustavo Vargas, Yecatl Peña, Zoe Burke, Annie Mok, Marissa Paternoster, Emma Maatman, and Rudy Loewe. Of course, we've still got all the columns and reviews you've come to expect! Plus, a few April Fool's surprises! (Maximum Rock'n'Roll #383)

RED DEATH - s/t 7"
In 2014, Washington DC's RED DEATH came out of the gate and obliterated everyone with one of the best hardcore demos of the year. Their first recorded output channels the sheer brutality and precision of crossover classics like Animosity, Cause for Alarm, and Best Wishes, without straying too far from the rawness and reckless abandon of hardcore punk. With their debut LP on the horizon, it makes perfect sense to get these tracks onto the 7" format where they arguably should have been in the first place. What you get on this EP are four blistering cuts and a Discharge cover; the perfect introduction to one of the most promising hardcore bands going on the East Coast today. (Grave Mistake #75)

THE PROZACS/DARLINGTON - split 7"
The Prozacs are back with two new tunes, on a split slab of wax with Darlington. "Gonna Get You," and "The Ones," deliver the goods with the classic Prozacs formula! On the flip side, that notorious punkrocker Darlington kills it with 2 tracks "Dance All Night" & "Bobbi Starr." Both tracks are perfect for your next booty-shakin' dance party! We all wonder what the infamous porn starlet Miss Bobbi Starr thinks of this way cool punk rock ode to her! Limited to 300 copies. (Jerk Off Records #68)

URANIUM ORCHARD - Lithophane Geisha LP
The much anticipated new long player from Ventura, CA's (now) 4 piece, founded by the same creative forces behind punk oddballs Dry-Rot. Departing from where they last left off, these songs incorporate some of the similar noise punk-to-pop of the 1st LP while venturing into more unhinged instrumental territory and electronic rumblings. The collection here wades from noisy riffing and amorphous vocals to dark chasms of ambience, back into gritty melodies without bursting apart in the process. Limited to 300 copies. (Caesar Cuts Records #6)

FACILITY MEN - Demo / Futility Men cassette tape
Remnants from the bloated corpse of the once-beloved PLATES, FACILITY MEN provide the outside world a glimpse into the morose psyche of Buffalo, NY. The thinking man's soundtrack for a working man's town. Much like the riff-driven, post-hardcore, alt-rock acts of the early 1990s, these 'MEN' play fast and loose with a unique style of discordant-yet-melodic punk. This sounds like the missing link in the Queen City's garage punk and hardcore scenes of yore. These songs are remixed and re-mastered from the original demos that saw a very limited run earlier in the year, including an additional exclusive track from the band's inaugural demo session. (Black Dots Records #4 TP)

CAGES - Vivipary LP
CAGES has existed in one form or another for a decade, growing into a cohesive and undefinable act. "Avant-garde post-noise" or "experimental neo-folk:" we're not so sure. In lieu of descriptive precision, this is music not to be classified or pigeon-holed. Members David Bailey and Nola Ranallo have served time in a wide array of bands in the Western New York underground music scene, but none of them quite compare to their work in CAGES. Recorded in 2012 and lying dormant until now, Vivipary is the band's defining output to date. As instrumentally alluring as it is aggressive, vocally haunting, and engaging, this record is an all-consuming listening experience. Includes a digital download code. (Black Dots Records #3)

TIED DOWN - Demo + 2 cassette tape
Buffalo's premier youth crew hardcore and the standout act emanating from the Upstate and Western New York straightedge scene. Comprised of members of the late OUR TIMES, 1988 becomes 2003 becomes 2014 and beyond. YOUTH OF TODAY, WARZONE, SIDE BY SIDE, letterman jackets, and X swatches-a familiar sound, aesthetic and vibe, for a new generation of seekers and believers. Hardcore remains a youth rebellion, relevant and genuine, simply because of bands like TIED DOWN. This is a reissue of the demonstration tape released in 2012 as well as two additional tracks the band recorded, yet never released physically, the following year. (Black Dots Records #2 TP)

TANK - DEMO 2006 cassette tape
Until now, one would be hard-pressed to find much evidence of TANK's existence in the physical world. A small handful of CD-R demos were exchanged amongst friends in the Buffalo punk scene nearly a decade ago. TANK was a band whose life spanned a couple dozen shows in less than two year's time and while members would continue on divergent paths across the hardcore, punk, "extreme music" spectrum, this recording stands time's test as some of their most memorable output. A stylistically unique collection of bleak sounds, owing as much to predecessors NAPALM DEATH or INFEST as it does to the frigid hopelessness of Western New York life. A powerful, hard-hitting document of local hardcore that we're proud to unearth for an unsuspecting public. (Black Dots Records #1 TP)

HARMS WAY - Rust LP/CD
"Rust" is the new album from Harms Way recorded at Brick Top Recordings by Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Dead In The Dirt), mixed at GodCity Studio by Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire) and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Obituary, Nails). Brutal and meticulously refined, "Rust" brilliantly combines industrial repetition (think Godflesh), metal attack (think Sepultura, Helmet, Celtic Frost) and hardcore aggression, showing that Harms Way has emerged from the wreckage of past genres as the new, high watermark of heavy in contemporary aggressive music. Opener "Infestation" stomps with machine-like precision before plunging into a depressing sonic dirge, while songs like "Law Of The Land," "Hope," "Cancerous Ways" and others introduce guitar and electronic-driven atmospherics into the arsenal. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Deathwish Records #174)

ZEX - Fight For Yourself LP/CD
Ottawa, Canada's Zex release their absolutely fantastic debut LP "Fight For Yourself". They are
heavily influenced by second and third wave UK punk that will remind you of bands like Vice Squad. Channeling traditional heavy metal crunch and leads into their classic punk rock approach, ZEXs Fight For Yourself drops ten insatiably infectious and fully unruly anthems, the album recorded at Meatlocker Studio with Paul Yogi Granger in Ottawa and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege in Portland. With high marks and video/track premieres from Pitchfork, Decibel, etc., and with international touring lined up for months to come, 2015 is truly the year of ZEX. (Magic Bullet Records #181)

(restock) PIG DNA - Control You Fucker #3 7"
Debut 7" containing three tracks of demented hardcore fresh from the Oakland sewers deconstructing DISCHARGE one track at the time. The band is definitely informed by the Kyushu classics...one could say this is CONFUSE worship smothered with weirdo outsider growled female vocals clad in bondage gear. (Nightrider Records #2)

(restock) THIS WILL DESTROY YOU - s/t LP
2LP set finally repressed with a BRAND NEW COVER (same as the CD artwork cover) in a limited pressing of GOLD colored vinyl. Comes with digital download codes. Texas based TWDY are an instrumental post-rock band that took the indie rock genre by storm. Recently the band has had their music used at the Oscars during the "Best Motion Picture" category and used in the "Moneyball" trailer. (Magic Bullet Records #100)

(restock) THIS WILL DESTROY YOU - Young Mountain LP
Brand new 12th pressing!!! with flourescent GREEN cover and GREEN vinyl, comes in a wrap-around heavy-stock half sleeve. Young Mountain is the first EP by post-rock San Antonio, Texas based, This Will Destroy You. The band first self-released it in 2005 to be sold at shows only. Magic Bullet records have officially released the LP & CD formats, since 2006. Many of the tracks including "The Quiet" have been licensed for films including Prom Night (2008), The Purge (2012), and many documentaries. For fans of Mogwai, Explosions In The Sky, Godspeed You Black Emperor, ISIS, Sigur-Ros, & Pelican. (Magic Bullet Records #81)

Descriptions for 2/28/15

SPAZZ - Crush Kill Destroy LP (reissue)
(Back in stock!) The first in a series of vinyl represses of the long-sold out SPAZZ LPs. Here we got "Crush Kill Destroy," SPAZZ's swan-song recorded back in 1998 and released by Slap A Ham Records. Mastered from the original recording, this LP comes with a full color cover and poster insert. (625 Productions #229)

SPAZZ - La Revancha LP (Reissue)
(Back in stock!) Next up in the series of legitimate SPAZZ releases is their "La Revancha" LP originally released on Sound Pollution in 1995. This LP marked a new point in SPAZZ's output - they had found their signature sound and tried to push this to its extreme. 20+ minutes of crazed Bay Area power violence with a CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER cover to boot. (625 Productions #228)

STARGAZER - A Merging To The Boundless LP/CD
Despite approaching the 20-year mark of StarGazer's existence, "A Merging to the Boundless" is only the band's third full-length album. Each of the band's releases demonstrates continual growth and evolution, while maintaining the core traits that characterize all of StarGazer's music. With this album, as with the previous one, "A Great Work of Ages," the band continues to shed old skins, revealing new, variegated forms and patterns beneath. (Nuclear War Now Records #276)

DOOMBRINGER - The Grand Sabbath LP/CD
After several magnificent demos and 7" releases, Doombringer now unleashes its debut full-length, "The Grand Sabbath." The band, which features members of Bestial Raids and Cultes des Ghoules, has spent considerable time arriving at this point, and their dedication is manifest. Doombringer imbue the cacophonous intensity of Death Metal with the unconstrained evil of Black Metal, exploring the nexus between the raw, oppressive darkness of Goatlord and the ecstatic and transcendent evil of bands like Varathron and Mortuary Drape. (Nuclear War Now Records #273)

SUFFERING MIND - Messiah Of Extermination LP
SUFFERING MIND has been explosive and vocal in the grind scene. Putting fourth a very unqiue and straight-forward blast set, that is punishing as well as being very upfront in their messages. They combine a assualting 'DIY' grindcore sound, blaring over punk and crust tones. They bring to mind sounds of Excruciating Terror and pure grindcore acts. This LP combines their splits with Scourge Schematic and Asshammer. It is presented on a 1 sided LP, with a etching on the B side. (Give Praise Records #76)

FUNERARY BOX/VICKERS - split 7"
Satan empties his mighty bowels directly into your feeble ears to start 2015 with a bang! Titans of sadistic morbidity FUNERARY BOX commit three acts of unrepentant mongo metal molestation while Midwestern hair-burning cultists VICKERS form the rainbow bridge between vile black metal and violent noisecore. Die forever in miserable agony! A savage slice of true underground barbarity and a memorable battle in the ongoing war on good taste. Limited to 500 copies on militant black wax. Features members of HELLNATION, BRODY'S MILITIA and PLACK BLAGUE. (Give Praise Records #111)

BROKEN BONES - A Single Decade LP
Broken Bones formed after several members left Discharge. They had a similar sound, and like Discharge moved in a more metal direction over the next few years. Broken Bones quickly moved to the front rank of the then production UK hardcore punk scene. Broken Bones mixed the raw drive of early hardcore punk with the power of metal to move into the forefront of the then burgeoning Crossover scene. This LP compiles the bands best tracks from their 1980's singles. It's the vinyl version of a CD which has been out for several years. (Havoc Records #1251)

VIOLENT ARREST - Life Inside The Western Bloc LP (with CD)
Featuring 50% of the line-up of UK hardcore punk legends RIPCORD (as well as DUMBSTRUCK and CAN'T DECIDE, and members' time served in HERESY and SPITE), you should already know that VIOLENT ARREST will not disappoint. This, their seventh release (early releases came out on U.S./Canadian labels Deranged and Grave Mistake) is the follow up to 2013's stunning "Distorted View" 12". VIOLENT ARREST take their cues from the early 80's hardcore scene, and 'Life Inside the Western Bloc' thunders through 10 brand new tracks of this direct distilled approach to punk rock, and are their first recordings featuring new vocalist Welly (of Artcore Fanzine and formerly of FOUR LETTER WORD and STATE FUNERAL), all new original raging stabs of passionate, energetic, angry, political, no nonsense hardcore, stamping their statement on the current state of things. The vinyl comes on limited edition splatter colour vinyl with double foldout insert and heavyweight reverse board full colour deluxe sleeve with CD included! The CD includes 11 bonus tracks, 10 from the full "Distorted View" session including their tracks from the split 7" EP with ENDLESS GRINNING SKULLS (that originally came with Artcore Fanzine), and a cover of the Mau Maus and out-take from the Life Inside The Western Bloc session.(Boss Tuneage #92)

VIOLENT ARREST - Life Inside The Western Bloc CD
Featuring 50% of the line-up of UK hardcore punk legends RIPCORD (as well as DUMBSTRUCK and CAN'T DECIDE, and members' time served in HERESY and SPITE), you should already know that VIOLENT ARREST will not disappoint. This, their seventh release (early releases came out on U.S./Canadian labels Deranged and Grave Mistake) is the follow up to 2013's stunning "Distorted View" 12". VIOLENT ARREST take their cues from the early 80's hardcore scene, and 'Life Inside the Western Bloc' thunders through 10 brand new tracks of this direct distilled approach to punk rock, and are their first recordings featuring new vocalist Welly (of Artcore Fanzine and formerly of FOUR LETTER WORD and STATE FUNERAL), all new original raging stabs of passionate, energetic, angry, political, no nonsense hardcore, stamping their statement on the current state of things. The CD includes 11 bonus tracks, 10 from the full "Distorted View" session including their tracks from the split 7" EP with ENDLESS GRINNING SKULLS (that originally came with Artcore Fanzine), and a cover of the Mau Maus and out-take from the Life Inside The Western Bloc session. (Boss Tuneage #92)

SCAB EATER - Constant Failure 7"
Out now on Hardcore Victim with Distribtuion by Havoc. New band from Australia whose demo caused quite a stir. Raw and distorted hardcore with a pounding beat, reminds me somewhat of the NYC bands of the last few years. Has solid roots in punk, but squeezed through a crusty filter of noise and distortion. (Hardcore Victim Records #18)

SELF DECONSTRUCTION/ARCHAGATHUS - split 7"
SELF DECONSTRUCTION are from Tokyo, Japan and have been grinding for a few years now, playing shows all over Japan. Here they deliver 4 new tracks plus a DROPDEAD cover and FUCK ON THE BEACH cover! Canada's mighty mincers ARCHAGATHUS continue their vinyl onslaught with this split 7". With the first track being a DAHMER cover, you know what you're in store for! 100% GRINDCORE! (Agromosh Records #39)

BASTARD NOISE - Live at Babycastles CD
Despite being a long-standing and well-respected outfit, one can never predict what sort of aural assault any given Bastard Noise release will bring. Constant and consistent skull servant Eric Wood has continually experimented with different personnel and instrumentation, but the end result is always unmistakably Bastard Noise. Live at Babycastles marks the very first performance of the Anthony Saunders/Eric Wood line-up but the pure chemistry between these expert improvisors is readily apparent in this remarkable set. Their approach was fully electronic: devoid of any vocals or more traditional instrumentation. The near 40-minute performance starts at a slow, quiet boil, and builds progressively into an intense onslaught of oscillators, noise, and ambience. Expertly recorded by Bob Bellerue and mastered by Anthony Saunders, this disc is an impressive document of an incredible concert. Co-released by Skull, RSM, and Small Doses. (Small Doses Records #124 CD)

SSEEPAGE - Depelted Sseepage LP
Debut 12" LP from Chicago hardcore noise punks SSEEPAGE. Contains 16 tracks of fast noisy experimental hardcore feedback clatter. All recorded in 2006. For fans of hardcore music recorded in a giant metal trashcan, in an abandoned junkyard. Full color pocket sleeve cover and thick vinyl. Past and current members of JUD JUD, No Statik, Vertonen, TV Pow, Scholastic Deth... (Coaxt Records #5)

USER ERROR - Hey Fuckers cassette tape
User Error is a hardcore punk 'n roll band from Austin, Texas. Featuring ex-members of legendary 90's hardcore band Assfactor 4, they harness a similar energy in their sound and lyrics. Catchy and driving at times, sparse at others, these 7 songs should appeal to fans of Gang of Four, Naked Raygun, Self Defense Family, and Jawbreaker. Pro-printed and pro-duplicated cassettes housed in hand-screened jackets. (Protagonist Records #37)

WAR EMBLEM - Constant Defeat LP
War Emblem are a Philly hardcore punk band featuring members of Kill The Man Who Questions, Off Minor, Saetia, xDyingx, and more. Their debut LP is a 15 song testament to music as a weapon; the soundtrack to a raging protest. Relying heavily on punishing blasts of crusty hardcore, acid-tongued lyrics, and some nods to 90's punk like Citizens Arrest and Born Against, this record is exactly the kick in the nuts the music scene needs right now. (Protagonist Records #40)

ACID FAST - Rabid Moon LP
Following their super-catchy debut EP, and a couple of successful tours, the band presents their anxiously awaited full-length. Acid Fast play scraggly and jangly, melodic and energetic, fuzzy and catchy Bay Area punk that nods to the past, and embraces its future. Competing and complimentary male/female vocals add just the right finishing touch to the riffs and rhythm in every song, so what you have is an album that totally sticks to your ribs! Featuring members of Big Kids and Pigeon Island, and very well reviewed across the spectrum of outlets as necessary for fans of Jawbreaker, Superchunk, and Archers of Loaf. (Protagonist Records #31)

LIFES/DOUBLE ME - split 7"
LIFES are a thrashing Milwaukee two-piece fastcore band featuring members of Seven Days of Samsara, Get Rad, Conquest for Death, and Kung-Fu Rick. Absolute hardcore mayhem. Double Me hail from northern Italy, playing power-violence influenced hardcore with a punk edge. Fans of Infest take note. This split 7" attack will slap you around a bit and kick you in the gut before it knocks you down. Comes on mixed color vinyl, and with patches for each band, too! Go! (Protagonist Records #35)

GREAT REVERSALS - Natural Burial 7"
The newest release from this Detroit band finds them in darker, heavier territory than ever before. Three songs in about 12 minutes which take you, the listener, into a truly emotional realm of personal anguish, not to mention, driving you to mosh your living room into ruins. A healthy dose of the mid-90's hardcore approach meets the best of today's modern sound, with no frills, no filler, and not a single punch pulled. For fans of Trial, Unbroken, Bane, Chokehold. (Protagonist Records #36)

LYCANTHROPHY/CHIENS - split 7"
New material of these extreme powerviolence grindcore bands from Czech and France. Colored vinyl version. (Dead Heroes Records #33)

TOUCHE AMORE & SELF DEFENSE FAMILY - Self Love 7"
"Self Love" is a collaborative release between Touche Amore and Self Defense Family members. "Self Love" was created by 15 musicians working together as one band, all eventually captured by engineer Will Yip (Blacklisted, Title Fight) at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, NJ. For fans of Title Fight, La Dispute and Pianos Become The Teeth. 7" includes digital download. (Deathwish Records #168)

(restock) WATER TORTURE - Collection LP
A 56-track discog for this powerviolence/grind mob out now via Dead Heroes. It features tracks from their splits with Thedowngoing, Six Brew Bantha, Sea Of Shit, Corrupt Bastards, HIRS, Suffering Mind along with their single. (Dead Heroes Records #32)

(restock) SIX BREW BANTHA - Intravenously Commodified LP
An extremely limited tour edition of the second SIX BREW BANTHA 12" LP which's coming with a different cover and a sticker. The regular version of the "Intravenously Commodified" will be ready soon on Dead Heroes/To live alie/SPHC as well with an original artwork made by Brendan Schieman. Three piece storming canadian grind-violence from Victoria, British Columbia. The limited edition only in 100 copies and hand numbered. (Dead Heroes Records #40)

(restock) FAMINE - Campaign For Expenditure Reduction 7"
A very limited edition of debut 7"EP of Leeds based two piece freaky fast-violence hardcore. One of my favourite UK bands nowadays with super talented and active George, otherwise the new bass player for The Afternoon Gentlemen. The normal version of this single is published in cooperation 6 labels. Limit with seven color variations special cover. The two-man band from Leeds teenage strongly influenced by Despise You. (Dead Heroes Records #35)

(restock) MANGLE - s/t 7"
A brand-new 5 tracks single of this awesome sludgy power-violence band from Leicester (UK). The single comes with killer cover. Hugely inspired by Iron Lung and The Endless Blockade. Andy's brigade rules as always!!! (Dead Heroes Records #36)

(restock) UNIFORM CHOICE - Orange Peel Sessions 7"
Four NEVER before heard songs from Uniform Choice recorded in 1982 with the ORIGINAL line-up! Comes with free download of course... This is a very different sounding Uniform Choice. Recorded right after playing with Black Flag in '1982 at their Palm Springs gig. Expect a more "Punk" sounding Uniform Choice as opposed to their later "straight-edge" sound. This never would have seen the light of day if not for founding member Hanson Meyer making a trip back home and cleaning out his Mom's garage. These reels were thought lost but recently discovered! (Doctor Strange Records #134)

Descriptions for 2/21/15

AGNOSTIC FRONT - No One Rules LP
Radio Raheem proudly presents this collection of long lost material from New York's #1 hardcore band, available here for the first time on (fully authorized) vinyl. The LP includes 34 tracks across two different recording sessions, the first predating the United Blood 7" and the second recorded just before the Victim In Pain LP. In addition, we dug deep into the NYHC vaults and assembled a massive 48-page, full color booklet, containing over 150 archival images tracing the band's early history from their start in 1982 until the end of their first nationwide tour in 1985 - some you may have seen before, but many have never seen the light of day until now - as well as commentary from members of the early NYHC scene. Limited to 1500 copies. (Radio Raheem Records #10)

HORROR VACUI - Return Of The Empire LP
The second full length from Italy's Horror Vacui merges their unique blend of driving death rock and chorus-soaked post punk to a glorious cacophony. reminiscent at times of sisters of mercy or a darker punker sad lovers and giants. this record pulses and reanimates itself from the grim tombs of goth's greats. (Black Water Records #59)

WARCRY - Drone 7"
Three track follow up to their latest "Savage Machinery" LP. their first recordings in 6 years! Continues where they left off with their signature take on early 80's Scandinavian and U.K. hardcore including an alternate remix of Drone from the most recent LP. (Warcry Records #4)

PILLAGE - s/t 7"
Not for the weak...Harsh and aggressive hardcore from Chicago. Nothing is pretty on this record, just pure anger. Excited for this to hit some punks... 8 fast aggro tracks that will make you want to break things. Fans of brutal power-violence hardcore like No Comment and Infest will love this record. Features members of Punch in the Face, Los Crudos, HERDS, Sick/Tired, Divine Right... and a bunch of other bands you like too much. (Residue Records #20)

TURBOKRIEG - Nasa Approved Ultracore LP
After three US tours, splits with DISSENT, GRIDE, & THE SECRET PROSTITUTES and back from their second european tour climaxing in a performance at Obscene Extreme: Houston's mega-speed meta-blasters (assisted by NASA research scientists) constructed a 12" mixtape out of obsolete technology, unproven warp solo theory, oil, the ancient texts of the Speed Khan and re-constructed thrash metal transmissions captured from the next millennium then faxed across time to a cell phone that doesn't receive text messages. Underground players that have quit heavies like PLF and WAR MASTER to focus on the pure genius that is TURBOKRIEG!! Just don't ask them what bands they were kicked out of... 15 songs in 27 minutes limited to 500 copies on Frank Gold colored vinyl. Comes with a 7" die cut circle cover in a picture disc sleeve. (Torture Garden Picture Company Records #62)

OWL - s/t LP
Owl originated from three brothers in Oakland CA, who were "born too late" with their musical tastes firmly rooted in eras of heavy rock music long since past. They self released their first eponymous album in 2012, and Paranoid Hitsophrenic had to say: "Owl reveal a tremendous ability to write the big riff, which seems to pour out of them like spotlight and beer induced sweat, paying homage to hard rock of all eras, especially the 70s, without suppressing their own individual personality as a band. The best way I can describe their sound more specifically than hard rock is to call it prog punk, and if you think that's an oxymoron, and the combination wouldn't work, then this band will make a fool of you." Current lineup includes past members of Annihilation Time, A.N.S. and Acts Of Sedition. 2nd pressing of 300 on coke-bottle-clear vinyl, comes with digital download. (Lummox Records #4)

OWL - Screech tape cassette
Oakland CA's Owl brotherhood present their second full length release, and it's hitting the streets early as a full length cassette! Refining the sound presented on their debut LP, they coast effortlessly through the valleys and mountains that lie between Rush's "Fly By Night" and Iron Maiden's "Killers." Notes of Budgie, Manilla Road and even Black Flag round out this tour-de-force, which was captured on tape by Kurt Schlegel (Melvins' live sound engineer) at Lucky Cat Studios in San Francisco. Lumbering bluesy 70's riffs morph into blitzkrieg early 80's NWOBHM marathons. California acid punk meets burned out British biker sludge. Owl has one foot in the history of hard rock, and one foot on a Stygian Ark which sails into a murky, but highly exciting future! Current lineup includes past members of Annihilation Time, A.N.S. and Acts Of Sedition. Vinyl version soon to follow on Haardvark Records. (Lummox Records/Stop Go Destroy Tapes #9)

HAZZARD'S CURE - The Ugly LP
Hailing from San Francisco, CA, this self described "speed doom" band has been tearing up the Bay Area as well as the entire West Coast since 2009, and are proud to be releasing their debut slice of vinyl. So what exactly is "speed doom?" A contradiction of terms? Some would simply call it "contemporary Bay Area metal," which makes good sense with band members having done time in Walken, Floating Goat, Badr Vogu and Acts Of Sedition. Others would liken it to "a sinister concoction of black metal, crust punk, doom and sludge." Hazzard's Cure demonstrate their range of abilities on this three song 12" EP, from the icy bursts of "Terminal Frost" to the epic desolation of "The Ugly," and finally to the savage and gripping "The Body Amorphous," which features a guest appearance from ex-Ludicra lead vocalist Laurie Sue Shanaman. A must have for fans of High On Fire, Vhol, Saros, and heavy Bay Area metal, past and present. Pressed on brown vinyl and comes with digital download. (Lummox Records #5)

THE COLTRANES - The Cat of Nine Tails 7"
How does one describe the Coltranes? They are a band that has routinely defied categorization, making the scene scratch our collective head while curling into a half smile and making a contented "hum". We struggled to think of what we could compare their first few LPs to. But why expend the effort? We know how the music makes us feel: freaky, dirty, deranged, cynical. We know how the music presents itself to us: unhinged, uncompromising, unpredictable, ugly. Each of the first three LPs found the Coltranes streamlining their style, becoming less moody and more aggressive, less dynamic and more noisy, less dark and more ugly. This EP continues with this trend, being the band's most immediate, rocking, and discordant work yet. Perhaps this is some melting pot of USHC and 90's noise rock influences.....but I prefer to just think of it as "freak music, by freaks, for freaks". (SPHC Records #52)

EXACERBACION - Desastre Humano 7"
This record is a love-at-first-sight story. I heard the recordings and I was instantly transported back in time to being 16 years old, depressed, angry, sitting in my parents' basement alone listening to Cripple Bastards and IRF. I felt like I was hearing grindcore for the first time all over again. The emotion resonated with me at a deep level. As soon as I heard the record, I knew I wanted to help it see the light of day and get it into the hands of as many grinders as possible. You may remember Exacerbacion from a slew of split tapes over the years (including a particularly good one with SPHC stalwarts Penis Geyser, this was my introduction to the band). On this EP, they produce their strongest material yet, fucking RAW grindcore that's more song-oriented and with a better production than a lot of their material. (SPHC Recprds #49)

NUKLEAR BLAST SUNTAN - Prophetic Visions LP
SPHC stalwarts Nuklear Blast Suntan return from a state of dormancy with a new location (Portland OR), a new line-up, and a new LP. Prophetic Visions LP is their most accomplished and refined work yet, merging the super stylized, psychedelic, heavily effected 'space crustcore' style of the first LP with the riff-crafting and songwriting skills of the more stylistically straight-forward EPs. The result is a record that is dynamic, engaging, and unique, a seamlessly flowing mixture of short/fast/loud chaotic noise bombs and mid-tempo, solo-laden hardcore stompers. "like Disrupt meets Hawkwind, a trippier Antischism", these descriptions are no longer totally applicable because I think NBS has reached a point where they have a sound and style that's all their own. Sometimes a little break is all you need to attain the insights you need to reach the next level. (SPHC Records #44)

SACRIFICIO - Juventud Descerebrada 7"
Yet another straight-forward hardcore banger from the angry streets of Mexico City, brought to you by the impeccable Cintas Pepe Records with a little help from SPHC. Sacrificio carry similar songwriting skills as their contemporaries (Tercer Mundo, Muerte, etc), but have a shorter/faster/louder style of attack. Their hardcore is a bit more streamlined, more fast on the feet, the songs a bit more linear, the arrangements a bit more caustic. The end result is a record that feels fast and furious, out of control, while still feeling catchy and memorable, never blurring or rushing past you. (SPHC/Cintas Pepe #6)

LEGENDARY WINGS - Do You See LP
Kalamazoo's Legendary Wings are back with the 2nd LP for Dirtnap! Do You See improves upon the template set by their first album (Making Paper Roses, Fall 2012), alternating bursts of caffeinated punk-pop with mid-tempo jangly numbers, all served up raw and catchy as hell. Think fun, high energy music, but with enough melancholy in the lyrics to keep this far from the realm of vapid party jams. While this isn't too far removed musically from some of the more well-known bands on Dirtnap (think Denton, TX) there is an unmistakable quality to Legendary Wings that makes them instantly and unmistakably identifiable as hailing from the Midwest. Due to the fact that they don't get out of the Midwest that often, these guys are probably one of the more underrated bands on Dirtnap, but we are convinced that once Do You See gets out into the world, people are going to realize what we've known since they sent us their first demo in the mail: Legendary Wings are one of the best bands around! (Dirtnap Records #135)

CAIRO PYTHIAN - Touched LP
Olympia's Cairo Pythian has long been a hidden master of depraved synth pop and his new LP, "Touched" is his masterpiece. Swimming in New Wave, Industrial, and even heavy, pulpy Britpop influences, Cairo emerges from the murky depths of early Human League as a violently heterosexual Soft Cell. To be blunt, this LP is probably the most excited I've been with a new Katorga Works release in a long time and it's an authentic portal to a time we all wished we had experienced. Get touched. Strictly limited to 300 copies. (Katorga Works Records #37)

LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER - Kraken LP
Raw studio live recording featuring a Minor Threat and Slayer cover, plus 2 other tracks. (Living Dead Society Records #8)

MACHETAZO - Necrocovered CD
Six tracks from this grindcore band. (Living Dead Society Records #7 CD)

WAR ON WOMEN - s/t LP
This co-ed, feminist punk act from Baltimore, MD tackles issues of institutionalized sexism and patriarchy through an uproarious blend of riot grrrl, thrash and rock with sarcastic dalliances and furious aggression on their self-titled, first full-length. Following up the 2012 "Improvised Weapons" EP on Exotic Fever Records (Des Ark, Pygmy Lush), the band capitalize on their expressive, theatrical live performances with an invigorating and inspired record. Having gotten approval from punk royalty both old-school (tours with Canadian legends Propagandhi) and contemporary (Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace), the band looks to take over 2015 with their intense sound and message. Now available on colored vinyl. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Bridge Nine Records #220)

BLACKLISTED - When People Grow, People Go LP/CD
Recorded by Will Yip at Studio 4, "When People Grow, People Go" is an 11-song amalgamation of Blacklisted's brave experimental leanings ("No One Deserves..." direction) and their unquestionable hardcore heart ("Heavier Than Heaven..." direction). All of it musically electric, pushed to the point of explosion by vocalist and lyricist George Hirsch's melancholic introspection, widening the gap between them and everyone else with their inspiring originality, vulnerability and power. For fans of Touche Amore, Title Fight, Modern Life Is War and Converge. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Deathwish Records #169)

(restock) BACKSLIDER - Consequences 10"
After releases on To Live A Lie and Blastcat Records, Philadelphia, PA's Backslider return with a 10" packed with powerviolence in the same vein as Crossed Out, Man Is The Bastard, Iron Lung, and Weekend Nachos. (Six Weeks #125)

(restock) P.L.F. - Devious Persecution And Wholesale Slaughter CD
Six Weeks Records is proud to announce what could probably be the most devastating grindcore record of 2013. Just end the competition because P.L.F. has unleashed an unbelievable exercise in pure, old-school grindcore at its most damaging on this, their new release: "Devious Persecution And Wholesale Slaughter," a head-crushing battering of 14 new, insanely powerful tracks. Observe all the elements: harsh bolts of terror with influence taken from the legends of grindcore history (Terrorizer, Napalm Death, Assuck, Repulsion) and twisted all together with violent death/thrash metal bloodletting and an immense, ceiling-collapsing studio recording, making this effort a milestone for this veteran Houston, TX band, and grindcore itself. (Six Weeks #123)

(restock) ANTI-YOU - Blank Stares LP
No band has defined the old school mentality and sound of the early US hardcore bands more than Rome, Italy punks ANTI YOU. Many bands try futilely to capture the spirit and sound of those great days, but only a band of veteran punks, well studied and with unequaled talent, like A.Y really get the job done right. They can bring the whole era together seamlessly, taking razor sharp, fast European hardcore influence from bands like MOB 47 and RAW POWER and colliding it with the intensely catchy sounds of the early US 1982-84 scenes, channeling MINOR THREAT, ARTICLES OF FAITH and NEGATIVE FX while retaining solid originality, giving the punk world a new set of classic punk songs for this current millennium. This new, limited 12" really just pushes the whole circle-pitting mess over the top!! 500 made. (Six Weeks Records #128)

(restock) CONGA FURY - Chaotic Noise LP
Available for the first time on vinyl, the debut distortion drenched thrash masterpiece by Japan's CONGA FURY! Originally slated for release on the legendary Slap-A-Ham Records, this screaming blood soaked thrash album was rescued and released on CD by Six Weeks back in 2003 and sold out. Now finally, it can heard once again, with intense full color artwork and remastered especially for vinyl! (Six Weeks Records #65)

Descriptions for 2/14/15

SIEGE - Drop Dead LP (30th anniversary edition!)
Siege 30th anniversary edition... restored definitive sound...with original sessions' outtakes on green opaque wax. Finally re-pressed. Siege was one of those more than awesome hardcore bands from Boston that influenced hundreds and hundreds of bands over the years. These tracks were recorded in 1984 at Radio Beat in Boston, MA. This is a classic. A must have for anyone interested in '80s hardcore. Infest, Drop Dead, Heresy, Ripcord... all of these bands were completely influenced by Siege. (Deep Six #55)

REPROACH/CITIZENS PATROL - split 7"
CITIZENS PATROL from the Netherlands deliver 4 new songs of NEGATIVE APPROACH, DRI or TEAR IT UP, . REPROACH from Belgium are know for their crude and angry hc punk somewhere between INFEST and DEAD STOP - two new songs. Two of Europes most active skate- / thrash- / fast- / 80s hc bands, that team up 500 press only. (Deep Six Records #217)

MAN IS THE BASTARD/CHARRED REMAINS - split 10"
Man is the Bastard "A call for Consciousness" release on one side and Charred Remains A.K.A. Man Is The Bastard "Our Earth's Blood" on the other side. Together one on 10". (Deep Six Records #167)

INSTIGATORS - Nobody Listens Anymore LP
2015 marks the 30 years anniversary of their classic first (and only) full lenghth LP. We're very pleased to say at least to re-issue this uk anarcho-punk milestone and make it available again for the first time since almost 3 decades! Originally released on 'SUBHUMANS' own Bluurg Records back in 1985. The INSTIGATORS where a bunch of enthusiastic Anarcho-punk kids that managed to play a style of raging, powerful and "in your face" punkrock with the right amount of melody and anger. Their lyrix have a bold political message which among other bands of this era left quite an impact on the Anarcho-punk scene of the early eighties of the last century. Needless to say that their lyrical as well as musical content stands the test of time and is as relevant today as it was back then. The (original) INSTIGATORS disbanded shortly after the release of this classic LP just to reform in a different line up to continiue towards a more "American rock" influenced style of punk and never reached the same peak as the (original) line up. Some may disagree, but for us, the original INSTIGATORS are most essential and this is an absolute Anarcho-Punk Classic and a must have for every collection! Comes with original sleeve, insert plus an additional poster and linernotes by Hammy. All 10 tracks remastered by Ian Glasper. Includes DOWNLOAD Codes. (Skuld Records #93)

INSTIGATORS - The Blood Is On Your Hands LP
Part II of our "30 years Anniversary" edition. This 12" LP includes the 'Blood Is On Your Hands' 7" originally released on Bluurg Records 1984 and available on vinyl for the first time since its release. Also included are two remastered tracks from PAX's 'Bollox To The Gonads" Compilation 1984 and unheard and rare DEMO recordings. The original INSTIGATORS were part of the gig-possé around 'Flux of Pink Indians' and 'Subhumans' and you can hear a lot of influence coming from this direction. Another must have of classic and essential anarcho punk for your collection! This LP package includes a lyric sheet + linernotes by Hammy. All tracks remastered at AUDIOSIEGE PDX by Brad Boatright. Includes DOWNLOAD Codes. (Skuld Records #94)

Not Like You Fanzine #3
Featuring the usual news and reviews as well as an article on NYHC band Beyond written by zinester Freddy Alva. This issues interviews include SNFU, Final Conflict, Soul Search, Loud Ones, and BL'AST. Not Like You has quickly become a respected zine amongst the scene from coast to coast, breaking down the barriers and genres which continue to divide it. 40 full size black and white pages. (Not Like You Issue #3)

MASQUERADE - Blood is the new Black LP
Helsinki, Finland's Masquerade undoubtedly live up to their tag as the "Finnish Siouxsie and the Banshees" (as described in a profile on Finnish National Televison) with frontwoman Suzy Sabotage's charismatic vocal delivery leading the way. This timeless sound is given a Finnish punk treatment via her firecracker of a band; their lively chemistry giving each song on this record a melodic vitality that shimmers among the shadows. With a traditional gothic rock aesthetic, this mini album is a dark pop gem that can hold its own among the classics as well as the new crop of post punk bands with DIY hardcore roots such as Arctic Flowers, Cemetery, and Pleasure Leftists. 200 pressed, Red and Black vinyl. (Mass Media Records #28)

THOU - Heathen LPx2
Heathen is the fourth full length record from Baton Rouge, Louisiana band Thou. The domestic version of this record was self-released on the band's in-house Howling Mine label. 180g double LP in Stoughton gatefold tip-on jackets. (Howling Mine Records #7)

THE BODY - The Body LP
Originally released in 2004 on Obscurist Press, this version has been remastered by Machines with Magnets and pressed on 180g black vinyl. New inserts have been letter pressed by Astro Press and with heavy Stoughton jackets. (Howling Mine Records #6)

GRAND COLLAPSE - Far From The Callous Crowd LP
This Welsh band delivers 11 furious tracks from political, melodic thrash on this release. Cal Sewell (son of Stig from ICONS OF FILTH), is on vocal duties. "There are ... blackened melodies underneath proficient PROPAGHANDI-style riffage, creating an excellent genre mash-up for what is basically an anarcho-punk album. The strangulated vocals are spat out like a rabid Templeton at the veritable smorgasbord. The vocal pitch reminds me of Bay Area contemporaries ELEGY, actually. The production is perfect. The musicianship of GRAND COLLAPSE is so skilled that they cannot be pegged down to any one clichéd style. The heavy D-beat under flailed-out endless chords, into bellowing NYHC beatdown styles, will make you want to retrace those steps like a book you just skimmed over and felt like you missed a lot of what was going on. Then you will relax and enjoy something new. This album really has everything. Melody, angst and attitude, and does not let up for a moment. Heart, soul, guts and brains." (MRR) Split release with several UK labels, 100 copies available in USA via 1859. (1859 Records #13)

NERVOUS TREND - s/t LP
Catchy, immediate, and dark post-punk from Australia. 5 tracks on a one-sided, silk-screened 12", originally released as a demo. Brings to mind contemporaries ARCTIC FLOWERS, CRIMSON SCARLET, and BELGRADO. Jen is American (ex-NUCLEAR FAMILY, currently singing for PERMACULTURE). (1859 Records #14)

BLACKBIRD RAUM - Under The Starling Host LP
This classic album from California's premier anarcho folk/punk band finally available on vinyl. 14 angry, yet catchy, tracks provided without the aid of electric instrumentation. New art, separate from the 2009 CD release, by Josh Hardy (STRANGWEATHER, HANG THE OLD YEAR). (1859 Records #16)

WRETCHED OF THE EARTH - Fire To Their Houses LP
Six blazing, dynamic tracks from this Portland band, sounding not unlike a mix of IRON MAIDEN and TRAGEDY. Dark, angry, and political with three vocalists and heavily melodic undertones beneath the crusty exterior. Featuring former members of A//POLITICAL and SQUALORA. (1859 Records #17)

NO///SE - Beach Bathroom Bingo 7"
Two tracks from this hard-hitting punk band that features former members of GLASS AND ASHES, YOUNG LIVERS, STOP BREATHING, and YOUTH BRIGADE. Gravelly vocals, thick guitars with a melodic undertone. Comes with download coupon that features an extra track. (1859 Records #11)

RUBRICS/ABOLITIONIST - split 7"
Six songs from RUBRICS, the FIFTEEN-worshipping crusty punks from South Carolina and 3 tracks from ABOLITIONIST, the LEATHERFACE/JAWBREAKER-worshipping political punks from Portland. Comes with a classic photocopied poster lyric insert. Internationally released between 10 labels in the UK, USA, and Japan. (1859 Records #12)

VICIOUS PLEASURES - s/t 7"
4 tracks of a catchy, dark punk with excellent female vocals from this Portland band. Kind of a cross between CRASS and WIPERS, although it's got a unique edge of its own. (1859 Records #15)

THE CAPITALIST KIDS - At a Loss LP
Austin's The Capitalist Kids return with their third album, "At a Loss". They continue proving their love for classic Lookout! Records pop-punk bands like The Mr. T Experience and Green Day while twisting the genre up just a bit by alternating between perfectly sweet love songs and perfectly insightful songs of social critique. The major difference this time around is the addition of a second guitar player which helps to make the melodies that much more infectious. Comes with a digital download code. (Toxic Pop Records #

WIDOWS WATCH - This Message Repeats LP
Maryland is full of "best kept secret" bands. You know, the kind that quietly write music in their basements and garages, record with their friends, play shows once in a while, and maybe even get to open for their favorite bands from time to time, yet due to jobs, families, and other obligations they are rarely, if ever, able to hit the road and take their music to people that live even just a few hours down the highway. Widows Watch are one of those bands. If you're from the Baltimore area, you may fondly remember bands like Can't Say and Greasegun and their Leatherface/All/Big Drill Car/Doughboys/Sugar worship. Well, Widows Watch is made up of most of those same people (and rounded out with members of Chernobyl Kids and the Gamma Rays) and they still love the same bands. These are songs for people who still believe in the power of music to connect those of us that don't sit quietly while those in charge strip away everything that we hold dear. Earnest songs about the beauty in giving a shit and the ugliness in keeping your mouth shut. Honest songs about the struggles of living with anxiety and depression, and eager songs about sticking it out with your friends and your loved ones by your side. This is their debut LP and if you're lucky it will be the first of many. If you're even luckier you may get a chance to see them play your town. Fingers crossed. Comes with a digital download code. (Toxic Pop Records #22)

THE CAPITALIST KIDS/TIGHT BROS - split 7"
On one side you've got Austin's The Capitalist Kids churning out the hits on par with previous releases. Here they give us a love song, a timely song about government surveillance, and a cover by a band many would consider the antithesis of punk that they've spun into gold and worked out a tune that will be stuck in your head long after the record stops spinning. On the other side we've got three new songs from Columbus, OH's Tight Bros. This was our first introduction to the band and we got very excited very fast upon hearing these songs. An easy description would be something along the lines of a slightly more pop-punk friendly take on The Marked Men. These are songs for summertime. We look forward to more from these guys. Comes with a digital download code. (Toxic Pop Records #20)

DEAD MECHANICAL - OK Night LP
Baltimore's Dead Mechanical offer up their 3rd LP and we couldn't be more thrilled to bring it to you. This is a band we've loved from day one and it's been great watching them grow into the band they've become. Bands like Jawbreaker and Superchunk still hold down the foundation for the sound here, but this threesome has really come into their own with their songwriting, both musically and lyrically. This is easily their best record yet and they show no signs of slowing. Comes with a digital download code. (Toxic Pop Records #19)

EYE HATE GOD - New Orleans Is The New Vietnam 7" pictures disc with etched B side
Ludicrously expensive one sided picture disc from Eyehategod with an etched "B" side. Between touring and their numerous affiliated porjects, the band has slowly been stacking up new demo material to put towards an upcoming album. Their new song "New Orleans Is the New Vietnam," has been included in the band's current live shows, and it's finally available with it's recorded debut here. Super limited picture disc, one sided single with *etched* B side, with printed insert. (A389 Records #110)

DECADES/FAILURES - Goodbye3 LP
A new offering, and vinyl debut, from Richmond's Decades/Failures. Darkwave, coldwave, post-punk... Whatever you call it, it's eight songs of raw and urgent loner pulse. A suite of songs that followed quickly on the heels of this year's previous cassette releases; the lauded "002" full length and "February 14th" single. "GOODBY3" finds Decades/Failures restlessly evolving beyond the claustrophobic dark-synth frameworks of previous releases, creating a more minimal, airy yet tense atmosphere. The sonic palette has expanded too, the variety of synth sounds are dazzling dark jewels, and a strident guitar cuts through much of the album, with dour nods to Wire and early Cure. This is in part due to the addition of new member Alexis Ivy, whom Decades/Failures' mainstay Adam happened upon while searching out ancient electronic albums in thrift stores. And though it is said there is strength in numbers, the feeling of utter dejection and defeat that pervades this album will soak deep into the bones of listeners. Just listen to the reverb-cloaked whispers amidst the panicked rhythms of theses songs and know that all is not well. And it never will be... (Dead Tank Records #38)

SALOME'S DANCE/SIERPIEN - split tape cassette
Salome's Dance is Russia's answer to the modern wave of dark punk, injecting more gloom and romance than most. They've combined the mood of early 80's UK gothpunk with the song writing of eastern European punks from when the iron curtain was still strong. Includes a Part 1 cover, which fits them perfectly. Sierpien follow up their LP release on Mass Media with 3 more tracks of modern anarcho punk, their best tracks yet. Melodic and bleak, this would make the Mob proud to know someone was really listening. (Occult Whispers Records #2 tape)

POSSESSOR - Electric Hell cassette tape
Nine tracks of fuzzed-out occult heavy metal from London's Possessor. Occult Whispers Records is proud to release the first album, "Electric Hell", on proper analog tape. There is very little gloom in this darkness, Possessor conjures up doom and despair without stagnating at one tempo. Taking elements of US doom metal and combining them with UK songwriting, the themes here are esoteric and ritualistic to create an excellent debut album. For fans of Eyehategod, Electric Wizard, the Melvins, etc. (Occult Whispers Records #3 tape)

V/A - Segregation Anxiety Volume 1 cassette tape
An excellent collection of Chicago punk, post-punk, and hardcore bands. A mix of previously released, unreleased and alternate mix tracks from Population, Moral Void, Krang, Cemetery, Decay After Death, Mac Blackout, Staring Problem and more! One pressing, 300 copies total. (Occult Whispers Records #1 tape)

(restock) DISCHARGE - Why LP
Re-issue on Havoc Records. An unrelenting blast of raw punk anger. This genre defining record turned up the intensity of hardcore punk several notches. A searing protest against the insanity of war and madness of politicians set to the most powerful and bombastic hardcore assault laid down to that date. (Havoc Records #1244)

Descriptions for 2/7/15

HEXIS/THIS GIFT IS A CURSE - split 7"
On this epic split, Denmark gives us the bleak, avant-garde black-metal meets hardcore approach of Hexis, while Sweden delivers the aural assault of technical hardcore via black sludge from This Gift Is A Curse. No ears will be the same after listening to the over 11 minutes of darkened noise these bands have offered here. Complete with over-the-top packaging and frightening artwork from Jonas Holmberg, this long-awaited split record is the epitome of extreme music today. Beautifully presented in Arigato fold-out covers, with printed inner-sleeves, and pressed on 70gm heavy-weight vinyl. (King of The Monsters #51)

DETHFOX - Natural Media Teleforce 7"
Dark anarcho-punk in the vein of RUDIMENTARY PENI with ex members of INEPSY. From Montreal Canada, DETHFOX delivers a gloomy anarcho-punk with short and catchy songs filled with ghastly sample, which makes the sound unique without reinventing the wheel. Mysterious, dark and sometime incomprehensible lyrics exposing religious-media-space-traveling-matters and other obscure theme are self-explanatory. The band presents itself more as an "artistic" creation not based on the individual within the project itself. (Chaos Rurale Records #17)

AKATHARSIA - s/t LP
Limited to 250 hand numbered copies. Comes in gatefold cover on heavyweight vinyl. Former members of Lycus and current members of Negative Standards and Fell Voices... An extremely raw production, the absence of a bass, and extremely short, dissonant and stripped-down songs are the key elements to a release that sounds like pure fucking starvation and ruin, and in which you can literally feel the lack of life and human warmth. You can hear the rawness and desperation of No Sanctuary-era Amebix collide with the dismal and hypnotic bleakness of early Burzum, paving the way for a masterful splicing of crust punk rudeness and a hateful surge of vile early Scandinavian black metal. (Econo Jam Records #1)

AGATHOCLES/MPG - split 7"
Agathocles delivers 10 intense ultrafast mince core blasts, recorded in 2013 at DM-STUDIOS in JAKARTA, INDONESIA, on a free night when AG was touring in INDONESIA. So Cal's rowdiest grinding drug lords are out on bail & back. MPG blasts through six tracks of ganja induced madness in less than 7 minutes. Making you overdose or at least catch a contact high along the way. Raw & uncut like Pomona you won't feel your face for a week after this grindviolence onslaught. Split Label with Grindfather, Beat The Meat, Everydayhate, Outrageous Defecation, Rigid, Roedel, Vomi D'Porc, Eatshitbuydie, Straineyes, Crescent Fresh Sounds, and Ratgirl Records. (Jerk Off Records #67)

BOOZE & GLORY - As Bold As Brass LP
London, England's Booze & Glory suffers no curiosity towards anything but their tried and true brand of hook-laden, red-brick sidewalk stompin', skinhead, oi, rock 'n' roll. They have no interest in detouring into awkward metal riffs, compromising mainstream tendencies or any other fraudulent leanings. Booze & Glory stick to who they are, what they know and what they love - working class, oi, punk, rock 'n' roll. (Sailor's Grave Records #30)