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Descriptions for 4/30/16

IRON LUNG - Life. Iron Lung. Death. LP [remastered] with download
I may have a million ways of saying brutal, but "Life. Iron Lung. Death." has left me damn near speechless. Anyone who reads this zine (InMusicWeTrust.com) with any frequency knows that I live for IRON LUNG. In fact, I have been known to mark time by using IRON LUNG releases as reference points. Some of you may have thought me a bit daft. Some of you may have thought I "overdid" it in my praise of the band. Well, HA HA HA! Once you listen to this album, you'll see that I was RIGHT and you were WRONG! There simply aren't enough words of praise in the English language for me to adequately sing the praises of this album. Jon and Jensen have outdone themselves. Literally. Some of the moments on this are the fastest IRON LUNG have ever tackled and others are the most sludge filled. So many extreme bands seem to reach a cruising speed early in their careers and then just ride it out. IRON LUNG, by contrast, keeps pushing harder and faster each year. The band takes the momentum of the split LP with LANA DAGALES (the band's finest work until now) and cranks everything up one more notch. If you are one of the unlucky ones who have not yet learned to breathe with an IRON LUNG, then this is the perfect album to start with. Lovingly remastered and recut, housed in a high test tip-on sleeve. A classic finally available again in the proper form. 400 on black, 100 on green. (Iron Lung Records #69)

LIFE DRAG - Life Drag cassette tape with download
We have for you today a cassette offer of the new Industrial Strength American Noise band LIFE DRAG. Half dirge, half dub. Minneapolis. The New Brighton Hill Bombing Crew. Wet fucks and loose trucks. The new thing in heaven. Subterranean synapse break. Walk all night. Sleep when you're dead. Thug tunes. Package includes bass, bass, synth, synth, drum machine, guitar, laundry chute and vox. Always one take, always how it needs to be. Upon physical evidence of sound we will pollute the ears of the midwest and beyond. (Iron Lung Records #78)

SUCCUMB - 7"
Succumb, from Massachusetts, USA. They play fast grindcore, similar to Assuck. Some of them have been in other bands you may have heard of (Orchid, Vaccine, Bucket Full of Teeth, Ampere, Death Evocation, The Cancer Kids, No Faith, etc. etc.). 1 sided 7" with 4 tracks. Killer! (RSR Records #158)

AGENTS OF SATAN/PARANOID FREAKOUT - split 7"
TRIBUTE TO STINKWEED Last recordings from the mighty Powerviolence/Sludge/Doom Metal pioneers AGENTS of SATAN together with PARANOID FREAKOUT from Oakland, California. Bad Acid Trip, Lack of Interest,Benumb members) AGENTS of SATAN are a whacked out, gory, obscene grind/pv outfit who seemed to be most active in the late 90s. Crazy, high pitched shrieks meet deep, guttural vocals while the instruments lay down some groovy, grind riffs. PARANOID FREAKOUT burst out 5 tracks of fast as fuck Powerviolence/Grind mix. Pete from BENUMB on vocals. Essential record for every WEST BAY COALITION fan! (RSR Records #139)

SU19B - The World Doomed to Violence LP
Blackend Powerviolence from Tokyo, JAPAN. 10 Brand new Studio Trax Recorded & Mixed Between 2013~2015. These Japanese masterminds play a revolutionary combination of devastating drone/funeral doom in the vein of Ahab or Corrupted interspersed with short, rapid outbursts of Powerviolence/japanese Hardcore fury akin to early Crossed Out. Total 30 mins of blasting Sludge Violence Smash Your Ears! gatefold cover. (RSR Records #159)

HOLY MONEY - 7"
Resurrected from the ashes of HATRED SURGE. HOLY MONEY deliver two doom sludge tracks in the vein of older Noothgrush, Dystopia and Burning witch....they call it "Egodeathsludge". These guys are something of a Houston supergroup: bassist/ runner-up of the all-Texas Ian Mackaye Lookalike Challenge, Michael Tehrani and drummer/ hardcore auteur Alex Hughes formerly played together in the legendary TXHC band Machine Gun Romantics and its crucial powerviolence spinoff Knuckle Scraper while Tehrani and guitarist Kevin Hirth both played guitar in the headsplittingly fun and 100% unGoogleable punk band Gay Marriage. HOLY MONEY is named after a Swans record, and it shows in their doomy, sludgy, awesome music, which you can hear here. (RSR Records #153)

FREEWILL - Sun Return LP
Formed in 1987, Freewill quickly became a staple at local shows in Southern California, sharing the stage with bands like Uniform Choice, No For An Answer, Reason To Believe, Insted and many others. Soon after signing to and recording this record for Wishingwell Records, the label closed down, leaving this release on a shelf. Years later, the master tape was sold to Lost & Found Records in Europe (without the bands knowledge or approval) and was bootlegged and made available on CD. Fast forward to 2016. Here is the first actual authorized release of their one and only LP. (New Age Records #63)

Descriptions for 4/23/16

XIBALBA - Ah Tza 7"
Five years after its most recent demo, Xibalba now once again resurfaces to present "Ah Tza!," a three-song vinyl EP released with the continuing support of Nuclear War Now! Although combination of pagan Mesoamerican culture and metal has become somewhat more popular in this day and age, Xibalba stands alone in its authenticity and its status as one of the most highly-regarded black metal bands from Mexico. (Nuclear War Now Records #304)

ZERO - s/t LP
Another band from the Norther region that is Minneapolis. Hot on the heels of last year's twin 7" releases ZERO brings it with an LP of tracks spanning melodic stompers to tough ragers. Lots of comparisons have been made to traditional Japanese punk sounds, but this LP shows that ZERO isn't only aping one style but is their own band. Screen printed covers drawn by the legendary Japanese artist Sugi. Co released with Farewell Records (DE) and Anomie Reocords (DE). (Desolate Records #6)

DIRTY WOMBS - Wrecked Youth 7"
Three new tracks from this band from Patras, Greece that blends the aggression of classic Greek crust with the urgency and energy of Japanese/Burning Spirits hardcore. General concusses is that this is far and away the band's best work to date. Full color pocket sleeves. Co release with Imminent Destruction (UK). (Desolate Records #5)

GEIGER COUNTER - Fear Tomorrow tape cassette
Minneapolis' new classic crust band! 8 track pro recorded cassette of hardcore punk influenced by d-beat crust like State of Fear and Warcollapse. Lyrics updated to deal with fears of our modern digital reality and this issues faced in this post Cold War nuclear age. (Desolate Records #4 TP)

VCR - R.I.P. Sportsboy LP
Is this VCR's swan song? I don't know. It is easily the band's most ambitious work to date. Do they pants the Prime Minister? Do they kill a cop? Do they get abducted by aliens? Would you expect anything less from these punks? This is louder, brattier and more obnoxious than anything the band has ever done before. Toronto's most important current punk act has finally given us their opus and it's some mutated combination of The Screamers, The Swankys and who knows what else! (Barfbag Records #2)

TRIAGE - Power Beat 7"
POWER BEAT" is TRIAGE's first commission to wax. It is without a doubt that this recording captures the true POWER that TRIAGE has on offer. Crusty & crunchy rhythm with soaring vocals and leads to match, backed by a lock-tight rhythm section. Some intense combination of SACRILEGE meets NWOBHM filtered through Japan in 1986. TRIAGE are one of those bands that are greatly in debt to punk's past but with their eyes set on writing it's future. (Barbag Records #3)

NOT LIKE YOU FANZINE #6
Featuring the usual news and reviews as well as interviews with Sammytown of Fang, Night Birds, Freddy Alva talks about the New Breed Tape Comp and the new documentary about it, and Eddie Leeway. We also have interviews with skateboarders Julz Lynn and Greg Harbour. 40 full size pages including our first full color cover. 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. (No Like You Fanzaine #6)

FORCE & FIRE - Disintegration Process LP
140gr vinyl. 50gr sleeve printed inside-out with UV varnish spots. Printed CMYK inner paper sleeve. Limited to 200 copies worldwide. FORCE&FIRE is the brand new band from Ryan Lipynsky (master-mind behind Unearthly Trance, Serpentine Path, The Howling Wind, Humanless, etc.) and Steve Bago / Pat Flynn (bassist and drummer in NYHC legends Indecision). "Disintegration Process" is a sick, vicious, twisting blend of Crust, Sludge, Black Metal and Hardcore. A truly awesome debut album!!! (Throne Records #58)

UNEARTHLY TRANCE - In The Red LP (gatefold)
140gr vinyl. 350gr gatefold varnish-coated sleeve. Enhanced artwork. Black-inked polylined inner bag. Limited to a one-time pressing of 400 copies worldwide. Official repress after 10 years from its original pressing on Rise Above Records. Comes with enhanced artwork on a stunning gatefold sleeve this time. "In The Red" is like a good old red wine... most appreciated as years pass by. (Throne Records #59)

ASHTAR - Ilmasaari LP (gatefold)
140gr vinyl. 350gr gatefold sleeve printed inside-out. Printed CMYK inner paper sleeve. Cover Art by Alfons Mucha. Mixed and mastered by Greg Chandler (Esoteric, Lychgate). Limited edition of 200 copies worldwide. Switzerland's female-fronted Ashtar is an exotic and perfect blend of pagan Black Metal and Doom, with a distinctive European trade mark. Actually they come from a country worldwide known for its high mountains, snowfalls and Celtic Frost!!! Ashtar's debut album is the perfect record to listen to at night with candle light, while outside a snowstorm is blazing. You can recognize elements of Celtic Frost, Ludicra, Bathory and Sacrilege. While Ashtar develop these influences one step further and mold their own sonic brand by adding acoustic guitars, string arrangements and didgeridoos. "Ilmassari" is a haunting magick album, so rich and dense you'll spin it several times in a row. (Throne Records #60)

AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED/TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION - split 7"
After many splits and releases on RELAPSE Records Agoraphobic Nosebleed decide to join their Grindcore power with Total Fucking Destruction for an amazing piece of brutality designed by Florian who did also cover art for Pig Destroyer, Napalm Death, Converge, The Dillinger Escape Plan etc... Total Fucking Destruction (Feat. Brutal Truth members) deliver us songs of pure anger without compromises. Red vinyl. (Bones Brigade Records #36)

BRUTAL TRUTH - Evolution In One Take Vol. 2 LP
Reunited seminal grindcore/extreme metal outfit BRUTAL TRUTH release the "Evolution In One Take: For Grindfreaks Only! Volume 2" . "Evolution In One Take..." is an audio recording of the band "Evolution Through Revolution", from beginning to end in one live take at Mark It Zero studios with engineer Dan O'Hare. "Evolution Through Revolution", the first full-length album in 10 years from BRUTAL TRUTH, sold around 1,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. (Bones Brigade Records #57)

CHIENS - Vultures Are Our Future 10" (gatefold)
Vultures are our Future is without a shred of doubt the most tight, energetic and invigorating Grindcore/Fastcore feat of this year, a blastathon of epically extravagant proportions, blasting its way past the finishing line leaving all contenders in the dust a far distance behind, fatigued and irrelevant. Chiens' earlier attempts at breaching the land speed record such as the split with booze jooglers The Afternoon Gentleman and solo venture the one sided LP already boasted an extraordinary scintillating composite of colourful contagions and inhuman velocities, Vultures are our Future sees all that endurance training and repeated distillations of vocal animus elevate to a spectacular Olympian performance. (Bones Brigade Records #65)

COFFINS/BUTCHER ABC - split 7"
Crushing Death Gore Metal / Death Metal laden Doom caked in bile with a violent punch of the old school masters! Pure Japan sleaziness!! More than famous in the Death/Doom world, COFFINS are back with a split with BUTCHER ABC. COFFINSdid many releases on Osmose Productions and the new album is out Relapse Records. (Bones Brigade Records #77)

EVISORAX - Goodbye to the Feast...Welcome to the Famine LP
The new Evisorax record is about what you'd expect from a grindcore band, only noisier and more distorted (if you can believe it)."So Many Fat People During the Famine" is easily the highlight of the record. It's got more girth to throw around, and is also much further advanced in sound; the writing is more complex, and seems to play to a point (whereas previous tracks seemed to just exist for the sake of pure chaos). Then, at the end, you have "All the Best Bits, They Left Out Your Death", which features a strong assault of drums and some especially tortured vocals. EVISORAX (Feat. member of Narcosis) is for fans of Discorance Axis, Gridlink etc... (Bones Brigade Records #63)

JESUS CROST - 1986 LP
This album, "1986," holds twenty-two songs, barely varied from twenty seconds to one minute and twenty seconds. One minute ditties of grind crust packed in crispy production are Jesus Cr÷st's hallmark. The duo played Maryland Death Fest (2010) and France's mammoth Hellfest! (2012). Declaring allegiance to no moniker except "hooligan," the music is surprisingly grindcore/powerviolence (despite naming their EP Fuck Powerviolence). Each song is a name of a famous or beloved Footbal player. (Bones Brigade Records #68)

LYCANTHROPHY/BLOOD I BLEED - split 10" Czech Republic's cult Fastcore monster, LYCANTHROPHY, after 15 years and countless splits and EPs. Monster production, relentless violence, this is rage in its purest form and a total must for all Grind freaks around! Holland's Blood I Bleed started off right after My Minds Mine quit in 2002. BIB's style is full speed raging "1-2-3-go" thrash and is just a logical follow up of the later fast hardcore/grindcore assault, which MMM stood for. (Bones Brigade Records #62)

DWARVES - Lick It (The Psychedelic Years) 1983 to 1986 LPx2 The early paisley garage Dwarves are represented here tearing through their first LP (Horror Stories) and early singles and unreleased tracks that predate their rebirth as punk icons. Thrill to tambourines, Farfisa organs and background vocals with attitude! (Recess Records #52)

RORCAL - Creon LPx2 Rorcal emerged from the depths of Geneva in 2005, born of a common aim of five Switzerland-based musicians to reach the deepest depths of darkness and express the unnamable. This path has taken multiple shapes, from slow forms of sonic punishment to cathartic experiences of sound's malevolence. Rorcal's releases to date, three full-length albums exploring all the shades of extreme music, and various EPs, splits, and collaborations, show the wide range of possibilities lying within the band and display a different face of this ever-evolving entity. Creon is a moody, bleak, oppressive, and hate-filled conglomeration of the more post-metal influenced side of black metal and doom. Creon is more epic narrative than mere album. This double LP contains over 50 minutes of layered, atmospheric doom, drone and black metal divided into four tracks, each depicting the death of characters embedded in Greek mythology, a new take on the modern "concept album. For fans of Celeste, Deathspell Omega, The Body. 666 copies limited, Double LP, 180gr vinyl in gatefold, printed innersleeve with insert. (Halo Of Flies Records #91)

NORTHLESS - Cold Migration LP Northless has been pumping out releases for a few years, since 2008 to be exact. Since then, they have released three albums - including the amazing, World Keeps Sinking, three EPs, and four splits. on 'Cold Migration' there is a calmer, colder batch of songs. Northless, of course, again deliver fierce, intense music. The three tracks here are confrontational and reflective. Diseased thoughts pervade as ugly , thick riffs distort and bandy bent notes. Between this and the Primitive Man split, Northless are having a hell of a year. Northless is definitely a band for those looking for a thinking man's Primitive Man or Fister, or an answer to TheAtlasMoth or KenMode, though Northless is far too unique to compare. 500 pressed. Fold over hand screened covers. download code. (Halo of Flies/Triple Ey Industries #10)

WET NURSE - So It Goes LP Orlando's Wet Nurse cranks out a sophomore gem right here! Power Pop,Pop Punk, whatever you wanna call it is fine. Regardless, it's greatly penned tunes with musicianship that's top notch. If you haven't seen or heard em yet imagine Breeders/Ramones blasted out by fun and shy people. My kinda fools! This band deserves your attention right now! Hand it over fukrs! (Recess Records #196)

Descriptions for 4/16/16

G.L.O.S.S. - Girls Living Outside Society's Shit 7" (with 'zine)
We finally got more of these! They flew out of here last time and we didn't even advertise them the first time around! Girls Living Outside Society's Shit. Vinyl pressing following two initial cassette runs of the stellar debut from this Olympia, WA powerhouse. All copies come with a 'zine from members of the band, and also five perfect hardcore rippers pressed into the surface of the record for hours of your enjoyment. Now available again on vinyl from Nervous Nelly Records. (Nervous Nelly Records #8.5)

LIFE BUT HOW TO LIVE IT? - Ugly LP
LIFE...BUT HOW TO LIVE IT? are widely acknowledged as not only one of the finest bands to ever come out of Norway, but also one of the finest ever European hardcore punk bands in general. Formed in 1988 and eventually splitting up in 1994, in those six years the band recorded three albums, plus a couple of singles, and toured extensively throughout Europe. Their back catalogue is now highly sought after, with original albums selling for a premium. Boss Tuneage is thrilled to announce a complete reissue series of the entire LIFE BUT HOW TO LIVE IT? discography to be released in 2016! Released in conjunction with the band (whose members can also be found in current Boss Tuneage bands DANGER!MAN and CASTRO) the third instalment of this series of four releases is the third and final album from 1993, originally released on Boss Tuneage, Progress and RPN. This is the first time it has been re-released, so is highly sought after and probably the most requested of our old releases to put back in print!. A classic album in a classic series of reissues! All vinyl copies come with a CD in PVC wallet including all tracks instead of a download code. (Boss Tuneage Retro #30)

DAYGLO ABORTIONS - Armageddon Survival Guide LP/CD
The Dayglo Abortions ninth full-length album, Armageddon Survival Guide, proves that Cretin still has what it takes to write legendary punk songs with the same energy that he harnessed when writing their first album released in 1981. This new album combines their unique blend of catchy punk rock, comical humor and pissed off political rhetoric, with lyrical content that challenges and disputes the verities of modern life. Canada's bad guys are back with their first new record since 2003. Since the departure of their original drummer, The Cretin (guitarist, lead vocals, song writer) is the one original member. Nonetheless, they remain the same as in the old days; fast, humorous, sarcastic & nihilistic, mixing fast HC punk with touch of metal and ugly rock 'n' roll. This new Dayglo Abortions record definitely goes back to their roots with song writing and sound both favouring the punk side of the spectrum. Classic Dayglo Abortions style here goes hand in hand with feelings that are not so far from bands like Antiseen, and their anti-social nihilism attitude. In general, Armageddon Survival Guide is their best material since the classic DGA records from the 80's. 9th album from these Canadian legends playing punk rock since 1980. (Unrest Records #40/#28 CD)

ZOOM - Sweet Desperation LP
Bored of cover bands and Toronto's stagnant bar scene, Chris Haight and John Hamilton formed ZOOM in 1976, inspired by such pre-punk touchstones as the Velvet Underground, Roxy Music, Bowie and Sparks. The band quickly set to gigging locally, but were soon caught up in the punk scene that exploded to life around them. An obscure but seminal 1976 45 -- arguably Toronto's first punk record-- was their sole release before the band dissolved as Haight joined the Viletones and Hamilton began drumming for the Diodes. Despite their duties in two of Canada's leading punk bands, however, the pair didn't want great songs like "Schoolgirl Hitch Hiker", "My Baby's Got No Brains" and "They Only Come Out At Night" to go undocumented, so they entered the studio to get this stuff on tape. Produced by Bob Segarini and BB Gabor, and with musical contributions from members of The Ugly, The B-Girls and The Curse, the session captured a pretty special time in Toronto music history. It seems especially poignant that it would then remain unheard for decades. In 2014, Hamilton, who had gone on to an illustrious career of his own but had never entirely forgotten Zoom, located the tapes and had them professionally baked and restored. A trove of photographs, flyers and graphics was similarly uncovered, and now Ugly Pop is very pleased to announce a 13-track LP due for release in early 2016. Superb pressing with full insert featuring new liner notes and unseen pictures, and this one won't be staying in print. (Ugly Pop Records #61)

THE UGLY - Off The Hook 7"
This storied first-wave Toronto punk outfit have been sadly under-represented on vinyl. Apart from a couple of live comp tracks, their sole '70s waxing was a misguided attempt at a power pop hit single-- not a completely miserable 45, but hardly suggesting the raw power they were capable of. A '90s CD collected their incendiary studio recordings, proving true their live reputation as a rough, hard-edged punk outfit, but that material is tied up by bad contracts and will probably never see legit vinyl release. Now The Ugly are back; while legendary local hooligan and original frontman Mike Nightmare passed away in the '90s, new vocalist Greg Dick (of contemporaries The Dream Dates) is about as capable and credible as they come, and the veteran Ugly trio of drummer Tony Torcher, bassist Screamin' Sam Ferrara (both of The Viletones) and guitarist Steve Koch (also of the Demics) are determined to set the record straight. This isn't the usual castrated reunion schtick, either-- the new 45 is as tough as they ever been, swaggering through the topside's punkified early Stones in classic fashion but turning up the aggression on the 1978-vintage flipside, a raw, mean and quick-paced hard punk blast with a grinding guitar recalling early Black Flag or Subhumans. One time pressing of 480 only in swank pocket sleeve with insert, produced by Don Pyle (Crash Kills Five) and cut loud by Peter Moore for maximum impact. No colour vinyl or gimmick versions. (Ugly Pop Records #60)

LAST CHAOS - Only Fit for Ghosts LP
From the ashes of Teargas (one of the best hardcore bands of recent memory) comes Last Chaos. After taking the southern hemisphere by storm with Australian and Asian tours on a few 7"s, they now prepare for the big leap to our shitty country, the USA, touring on their first LP. Last Chaos play straight-forward hardcore punk, veering into Finnish/Japanese/d-beat-y/raw punk-y territory of songwriting but without becoming an overt genre-exercise, saved by a compelling style of riff-crafting that is both familiar and distinct, sometimes rocking with an energetic swagger and sometimes lurching forward with a forlorn stomp. The playing is tight, with booming and driving drums propelling everything with a satisfying momentum, guitars with just the right amount of fuzz captured with a strong and clear production that keeps everything at a maximum power, and vocals with a tasteful hint of the reverb that too many bands abuse. This should be an easy record to digest if you are at all interested in hardcore punk in 2015. (SPHC Records #61)

SUN CHILDREN SUN - s/t LP
With their eclectic mix of fast hardcore, pop-punk, ska and reggae, off-kilter instrumentation, and shit-fi artistry, Sun Children Sun makes music that is both genius and idiocy, an expression of wild rage against our fucked up world but also an exuberant celebration of the joys of life. With reckless abandon and a neverending stream of energy, they make music on their own terms, a totally unique expression of "punk". Coupled to an electrifying live show, and you've got my favorite band in the world right now. This LP has been the most anticipated release here at SPHC, and we're so happy to bring it into the world. A-side is brand new material from their self-titled CD on mAjor Label, B-side is material from their split CD with Super Floor on Depression Records and split 7" with The Act We Act on We Suck Records. None of these releases received any distribution outside Japan. (SPHC Records #64)

CREATION IS CRUCIFIXION - Antenna Builder: The Soldering Iron Gives Us Control LPx2
Pittsburgh tech-metal hactivists Creation is Crucifixion emulate Lazarus with a double-LP collecting their last recordings along with an impressive live set. The long-rumored Antenna Builder track, the 'final' recording by Creation is Crucifixion's last active lineup is a 9-minute opus that brilliantly merges CIC's heavy technical metal along with the noise passages the band became renown for. As one of the highest-fidelity recordings from the band's extensive output, the lineup's similarly oppressive Rerecorded Splits material fleshes out the first 12" in this gatefold double-LP package. Accompanying the studio-recordings 12" is a live LP from a classic CIC's set from on their last European tour, captured live in Geneva during May of the millennial year. These 15+ year recordings showcase tracks from across the band's catalog of material, with a higher clarity than some of their raw studio recordings. Specifically mastered for vinyl by James Plotkin, the Antenna Builder + Rerecorded Splits / Live In Geneva 2xLP comes housed in a stark black and white gatefold jacket with gold ink overlaid. A digital download of the full release is included. This version comes on GOLD COLORED VINYL!. (Robotic Empire Records #20/21)

Descriptions for 4/9/16

NECROSIC - Putrid Decimation LP
Eric Cutler, having long served in his role as a founding and current member of the legendary Autopsy, is unquestionably one of the most technically-proficient and well-respected guitarists in the history of death metal. In 2016, almost thirty years after having first been introduced on the inaugural Autopsy demo, Cutler seeks to further expand his already wide footprint with his newest band, Necrosic, a five-piece outfit that also incorporates the talents of Sean McGrath (Impaled), Erika Osterhout (Scolex), Charlie Koryn (Ascended Dead), and Christian LaRocca (Gravehill). With its four-song debut EP, "Putrid Decimation," Necrosic illustrates why the timeless sound pioneered by Autopsy and others decades ago remains just as relevant today. (Nuclear War Now Records #314)

NOCTURNUS - The Science of Horror CD
In 1990, Nocturnus revolutionized death metal with the release of its first full-length album, "The Key," which for the first time in the history of the sub-genre incorporated keyboards as an essential element of a death metal band's sound. During a critical three-year period prior to the release of this album, Nocturnus developed this unique sound, as documented by two demo recordings, entitled "Nocturnus" and "The Science of Horror," which were disseminated on cassette format in typically limited numbers in 1987 and 1988, respectively. Nuclear War Now! is once again proud to make a less-limited vinyl edition of these demos available to the general public. This version features appropriately and tastefully updated original artwork from the renowned Zbigniew Bielak as well as the most extensive biography ever written on the developmental and demo years of Nocturnus and Mike Browning's previous participation in Morbid Angel and Incubus. In addition, the forty-plus-page booklet contained within and exclusive to this edition also visually documents the band's pre-album era by featuring the demo and flyer artwork of Allen Muse, Ron Harris, and others, along with an impressive collection of band photos. In short, this release serves to invite the listener to revisit the earliest days of one of death metal's greatest bands. (Nuclear War Now Records #257 CD)

NECROMANTIC WORSHIP - The Calling... demo tape cassette
With its 2015 debut demo, "Spirit of the Entrance unto Death," Necromantic Worship firmly established itself as a worthy successor to the ancient Greek gods of black metal. Having first re-conjured the evil spirit of the great Necromantia and their brethren with this three-song offering, Necromantic Worship now returns a mere several months later with its second demo, "The Calling...," which continues in the same arcane spirit as the first, while adding new elements which serve to yield an even greater result. (Nuclear War Now Records #315 TP)

YACOPSAE/IRATE ARCHITECT - split 10"/CD Two of germany's finest team up for one hell of a split. Extreme hardcore / powerviolence speed vs brutal and techy death metal. (Haunted Hotel Records #80)

G.O.D. (GROTESQUE ORGAN DEFILEMENT) - Body Horror LP
Finally available on vinyl. This album was on everyones top 10 of 2015, and now the vinyl version will for sure be on the 2016 list. Debut LP from this Canadian band. A 31 minute grindcore rollercoaster. It's slimy, raw old school grindcore with a punk rockheart. GOD for dessert serves covers Repulsion, Carnage and CSSO. Responsible for the graphic design is exquisite French artist Pierre Braindead. Comes with a beautiful A2 Sized poster as well. Vinyl is limited to 500 copies. (Haunted Hotel Records #90)

Descriptions for 4/2/16

MAXIMUM ROCK'N'ROLL #396 (May 2016)
We've got over a dozen features on zines from all over the US and planet Earth, each of them revealing a living print culture that is truly killer, absolutely vital and undeniably punk. To scratch at the surface, Emmy Ramone talks about their zines Cretins of Distortion and the Mental Whiff, digging at the roots of human expression through punk in the midwest and beyond. Alex Ratcharge conducts an interview with NUTS! fanzine: learn all about the long journey from Olympia to New York City and all the ink stains in between. And Golnar Nikpour interviews Tom Mayhugh on General Speech, his compendium of noisy hardcore from the chaotic to the psychotic. After that, Fluke fanzine celebrates its 25th anniversary, the folks behind No Shame Distro, a zine and art distributor highlighting work by people of color, write about eight of their favorite zines, and Burn Collector's Al Burian talks about his music and his move from New York to Berlin. Right here in the Bay Area we have As You Were, a comic zine anthology based out of San Francisco label/publisher Silver Sprocket; Not Shit, Bay Area based skate fanzine dedicated to the punk/DIY approach; and the Enthusiast, a brilliant and ASCII art-laden email newsletter. Across the water there's also Another Subculture, an annual audio mag released on cassette in the UK: editor Ben Perkins expounds on the nature of capturing the moment and keeping the thrill of zinemaking alive in audio. Down in Barcelona, Mierda editor Dani Frutos goes head to head with interviewer Paco Mus on everything from Barcelona punk's tenuous relationship with Europe and the world over the last decade to anarchism and Catalonian independence. There's also an interview highlighting the Finnish Fanzine Archive, a project digitizing over 300 Finnish fanzines dating from 1977 to 1982. Rounding it out is a feature collecting almost half a dozen current video zines, your favorite columnists digging up even more punk dirt, all the reviews you can possibly bear to read, and a photo spread from Everything Is Not OK Vol. 2. Are zines dead? Do zines suck? Don't say you didn't have an opportunity to find out for yourself. (Maximum Rock'N'Roll #396)

VICTIMS - Sirens LP/CD
Surging with a dozen boiling new anthems, VICTIMS delivers their sixth album and first full-length since 2011's acclaimed A Dissident LP, the band continuing to bridge slightly new flourishes into their exceptionally tried-and-trusted attack. With equal parts morose and triumphant d-beat fury, Sirens was recorded at Studio Gutterview by Fred Estby (Dismember, At The Gates) and mastered at Audiosiege by Brad Boatright (Nails, Integrity), and features the expected white-knuckled surges of angst as well as some more expansive elements throughout the album, all enshrouded in a barbed-wire vocal delivery, packed with unstoppable gang-chants and inescapable hooks. In a coordinated attack with the LP's impending release, the band will return to North America preceding the street date of Sirens, with a string of West Coast dates beginning in late March as well as festivals and headlining dates across Europe all summer. (Tank Crimes Records #89)

NECROT - The Labyrinth LP/CD
Oakland-based old-school death metal squad NECROT, featuring within its ranks current and former members of Acephalix, Vastum, Saviours and Watch Them Die, has joined the Tankcrimes roster for the release of their The Labyrinth full-length. Featuring eight tracks cultivated from three hard-to-find and long out-of-print demo tapes, The Labyrinth was recorded at Lennon Studios by the late great Jef "Leppard" Davis (Abscess, Acephalix, Vastum) and at Earhammer Studios with Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Annihilation Time, Noothgrush), mastered at Mammoth Sound by Dan Randall (Ghoul, Toxic Holocaust) and will see release on April 15th on CD, digitally and deluxe, foil-stamped LP. Fans of the bone-crush of Autopsy, Bolt Thrower, Sacrilege etc. pay heed. (Tank Crimes Records #92)

VIVISICK - Nuked Identity LP/CD
Tokyo, Japan-based VIVISICK drop their ravenous second full-length via Tankcrimes Records. Titled, Nuked Identity, the ten-track bruiser and follow-up to 2008's smoldering Respect And Hate long player was tracked at Sonic Band Studio in Tokyo, mixed and mastered at UGA Chaotic and boasts twenty-three-minutes of deliciously manic hardcore punk doused in boisterous sing alongs, melody and wackiness for fans of The Stalin, Toy Dolls, 625 and traditional Japcore. Comments vocalist Sunao: "The god named 'economy' was exposed. Absolute existence has begun to fluctuate. People have fallen into identity crisis. What am I? Where is the answer? It is coming time to seek it. I feel each of us will have to find it. In that meaning, this title 'Nuked Identity' includes our wish. We will find our new identity and build them again." (Tank Crimes Records #88)

IRKALLIAN ORACLE - Apollyon LPx2/CD
In the same fashion as the first album, "Apollyon" achieves its effect by dragging the listener down into the most abysmal depths of subconscious Death Metal oblivion. This descent is blanketed in a palpably dark atmosphere and primarily driven by a unique array of percussive patterns and instrumentation, all of which is complemented by the alternating swelling and contraction of the guitar riffs. (Nuclear War Now #313)

CHAOS U.K. - Shit Man Fucker 7"
Over the past 35+ years, Bristol's Chaos UK have helped to pioneer so many different styles that it's difficult to keep track. Getting a handle on the embarrassment of riches that is their discography is difficult enough; mapping the influence they've had on worldwide punk and hardcore would be a herculean task, though one would be remiss not to mention how central their sound is to the development of Kyushu-style noise-punk and Burning Spirits hardcore in Japan. Now they're back with a brand new 4-song EP, and it's as loud, political, and uncompromising as anything they've done before. You can hear strains of their old stuff throughout these tracks: the catchy choruses of their earliest Riot City-era singles; the noise and the manic pogo beats of their Short, Sharp, Shock period; the metallic crunch of their 90s material. While it's tempting to call this new EP a distillation of everything that's come before, in reality it's simply a band who has remained consistently innovative and exciting for nearly four decades doing what they do best. (540 Records #57)

BACKSLIDER - Discography 2008 to 2013 CD
Backslider has been a mainstay of the Philly scene since 2009 when they started up. They have recently added Jake (ex Republicorpse) to the ranks as a bass player so this CD represents a time capsule of the band's sound as one of the most crushing two-piece powerviolence bands ever to grace a stage. In five years they racked up 51 tracks between their self titled EP, the Maladapted EP, their splits with both Chainsaw to the Face, and Nimbus Terrifix, the Consequences 10", the Reality 5 comp tracks, and their very first output, the Skull Fracturing Fastcore demo tape. If you haven't been lucky enough to see the band or hear their music, the band mixes uncomfortably fast fastcore/powerviolence with some unconventional stoner metal and death metal style riffs. Professionally mastered from original sound sources by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound, this is a great grab and a no-brainer to grab so much out-of-print material. (To Live A Lie Records #99 CD)

BLASTING CONCEPT - Live 5/20/13 plus out of print studio tracks
This band made tape has a live Blasting Concept shows form 2013 that was recorded at the Unit B Skate Park in Santa Ana. And the flip side has songs from their out of print releases. Seven live tracks and 9 studio tracks. (Its Alive/Ebullition)

ADVLTS - Black Bile 7"
Advlts is the new-ish outing from members of some of Baltimore's favorite punk bands, like The Fuses, The Uniform, Deep Sleep, and Paper Dragons. Influences range from classic rock 'n' roll like The Saints and Rose Tattoo to British art-punk like Wire and The Fall to early American hardcore like Circle Jerks and The Germs. This is their second EP (their self-titled first EP was released on Southpaw Records) and their first outing with the new line-up featuring Mike Riley (Paper Dragons, Pulling Teeth) on vocals and Brendan Bartow (The Fuses) on guitar. Catchy toe-tappers mingle with short, sharp blasts of punk fury. This is the type of band that fits well playing with well-groomed rockers, sweaty basement punks, and everyone in between. Comes with a digital download. (Toxic Pop Records #24)

TYLER DANIEL BEAN/AU REVOIR - split 7"
Tyler Daniel Bean's two-part track, "Willow," his first offering since the 2013 EP Everything You Do Scares Me, boasts a seven-piece band featuring members of The New & Very Welcome, Cbrasnke, Noodle, and Nyiko. "Willow," a song about coping with death, delves into our response to loss, our escapist tendencies, and our desire to not exist alone. Ending ambiguously and repetitiously, "Willow" proclaims that while it may not always seem the case, everything will always be alright. Au Revoir's "Repose," their follow up to 2013's Black Hills, showcases the band's new 5-piece line up. It also stands as the first song they've recorded with vocals since 2012's In The Key Of Night-a dynamic they continue to explore on their new LP Veles (due out in March). Weaving melody with discord in a way that can only be compared to bands on Constellation Records, Au Revoir explores the weight of daily life, suggesting that it's getting harder and harder to wake from their dreams. (Tor Johnson Recorsds #30)

YOUNG AND IN THE WAY/GATECREEPER - All Your Sins And Solitude 7" (Record Store Day Release)
North Carolina's YOUNG AND IN THE WAY (YAITW) and Arizona's GATECREEPER will be releasing a split single for Record Store Day 2016 titled "All Your Sins And Solitude" on A389 Recordings. This fourth installment in A389's RSD split series continues to combine two cover songs (this time originally by Pentagram and Candlemass) with packaging themed around an imaginary horror movie, based on the song titles by visual artist Szymon Siech. The single will be pressed in a one-time limited quantity of 1000 copies on blood red vinyl, with 24" x 36" movie poster insert, and will only be available in select locations. A389 encourages you to "support your local record store and try your luck." (A389 Recordings #160)

SHATTERED FAITH - Volume III LP
Orange County's original saviors of sound, SHATTERED FAITH return with their 3rd full length, Volume III. 10 brand new 2015 recordings, including lost and previously unrecorded songs from their early set lists that never made it to the studios back in 1981. With the nearly identical line-up to their 1983 debut LP (Steve Shears replaces Chris Moon on drums), this is Shattered Faith at it's finest; soaring vocals, searing guitars and that classic Orange County punk attack. Includes the smash hit Rise And Fall, Last Name First and the 1st ever studio version of Born to You. Limited To 666 copies on LP. FFO: Posh Boy Music, Orange County Punk, TSOL, Social Distortion, Hostage Records, CH3, Agent Orange, US Bombs. (Hostage Records #62)

411 - Say It 7"
Recorded by Brett Gurewitz in September of 1990. (Headhunter Records #702)

CHROME OVER BRASS - s/t LP
Chrome Over Brass is the one-man instrumental band of Alex Garcia-Rivera, drummer of American Nightmare (Give Up The Ghost). After years of playing in traditional multi-member bands, Alex set out to do something that was 100% of his creation and control. A true DIY project, the debut album from Chrome Over Brass was recorded in a 100% analog process on 2" tape at Alex's own Mystic Valley Studio, a fully analog studio he built with his own hands. LP includes digital download. (Deathwish Records #175)

GREYHOUSE - Dives To The Deep End LPx2 (Color Vinyl)
The mid-nineties were an interesting time in the world of hardcore. Bands were experimenting, pushing the boundaries of what was post-hardcore or indie-rock, and still punk. Greyhouse ignored the constraints of these different genres, choosing to write songs that represented their thoughts and emotions - the way music is supposed to. This is a limited pressing of 700 copies on grey vinyl for the special April 16th record store release date. (Simba Records #24)

INTEGRITY - Humanity Is The Devil LP (20th Anniversary Edition - Color Vinyl)
Organized Crime Records is proud to present this groundbreaking record in its ultimate "20th Anniversary Edition." Composed of limited edition color vinyl housed in a stunning five-color gatefold jacket and featuring the iconic art by the legendary Pushead and layout by Dwid Hellion, this edition also includes an expanded version of the rare "Humanity Is The Devil" pamphlet, 16" x 22" poster, expanded artwork and liner notes by Aaron Melnick. Also included for the first time on vinyl is the narrative story of "Humanity Is The Devil" by Frank Araca. This is a limited pressing of 1,000 copies on red vinyl for the special April 16th record store release date. (Organzied Crime Records #63)

KILL HOLIDAY - Somewhere Between The Wrong Is Right LP (Color Vinyl)
Kill Holiday was formed in 1994 by Steven Andrew Miller (Unbroken), Robert Moran (Unbroken), Barry Kellman (Amenity/House Of Suffering) and Oscar Paz (Statement, Impel). Taking a big risk, "Somewhere Between The Wrong Is Right" was released by Revelation Records in 1999, followed by a European tour with local friends Jejune and a US tour after that. After one more tour of the US the same year, Kill Holiday decided to call it quits in 2000. LP includes digital download. This is a limited pressing of 700 copies on opaque purple vinyl for the special April 16th record store release date. (Revelation Records #77)

SHADES APART - Save It LP (Color Vinyl)
Shades Apart released their debut album in December 1988 on Wishingwell Records, followed by two EPs, "Dude Danger" and "Neon," which caught the ear of Descendents' Bill Stevenson. Shades Apart jumped at the chance to work with their proto-punk icon, and Mr. Stevenson (along with bandmate Stephen Egerton) became the producers of their next LP. 1995's "Save It." was the product of that union. This is a limited pressing of 700 copies on blue vinyl for the special April 16th record store release date. (Revelation Records #40)

GOOD TROUBLE: BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL LIFE AND BUSINESS WITH ASPERGER'S by Joe Biel, Joyce Brabner and Sander Hicks
The history of Microcosm Publishing, from its origins as a record label and zine distro in Joe Biel's bedroom closet in Cleveland to a thriving, sustainable publisher of life-changing books. The book comes out to mark Microcosm's 20th anniversary and all the shit and splendor that's gone into making us who we are. In 1996, everything about Joe Biel's life seemed like a mistake. He was 18, he lived in Cleveland, he got drunk every day, and he had mystery health problems and weird social tics. All his friends' lives were as bad or worse. To escape a nihilistic, apocalyptic worldview and to bring reading and documentation into a communal punk scene, he started assembling self-published misfit zines and bringing them in milk crates to underground punk shows. As he applied the economics and values of underground punk rock music to publishing books, his worldview expanded along with his business, and so did and the punk community's idea of what was possible. Eventually this became Microcosm Publishing. But all was not rosy. Biel's head for math was stronger than his ability to relate to people, and for everything that added up right, more things broke down. He developed valuable skills and workarounds, but it wasn't until he was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome that it all began to fall into place. Good Trouble is a tale of screwing up, trying again, and always finding a way do it better. It's a book for anyone who has ever failed big and dreamed bigger. It's about developing a toolkit for turning your difficulties into superpowers, building the world that you envision, and inspiring others to do the same. This is the story of how, over 20 years, one person turned a litany of continuing mistakes and seemingly wrong turns into a happy, fulfilled life and a thriving publishing business that defies all odds. With a foreword by Sander Hicks, founder of Soft Skull Press, and an introduction by Joyce Brabner, co-author with Harvey Pekar of Our Cancer Year. (Microcosm Publishing)

WILD FERMENTATION: A DO-IT-YOURSELF GUIDE TO CULTURAL MANIPULATION by Sandor Ellix Katz
A very literal guide, "A DIY Guide to Cultural Manipulation" is a great resource for learning to use the microbes around you. Wanna learn how to make your own sourdough? Miso? Beer? Yogurt? Injera (Ethiopian sourdough) bread?!!! It's in this handy dandy and super resourceful guide for fermenting in the comfort of your own home. Yummy home made sour cream! Buttermilk! Cheese and tempeh!!! Double and triple wow your friends and family with the helpful directions on how to ferment your own kimchi and other tasty, briny treats. This is the original zine written by Sandor Ellix Katz before he went on to become an international fermenting superstar. It's still his most accessible, basic, and pocket-sized guide! (Microcosm Publishing)

MAMA TRIED: TRADITIONAL ITALIAN COOKING FOR THE SCREWED, CRUDE, VEGAN, AND TATTOOED by Cecilia Granata
Cecilia Granata grew up cooking with her family in Italy. As a vegan, she learned to adapt her favorite recipes to be animal-free while retaining the flavor and feeling of true Italian home cooking. She shares her commitment to ethical and artful eating in this alphabetically-arranged volume with over 100 recipes, ranging from traditional favorites from across Italy to homemade liqueurs to aphrodisiacs-all "senza sofferenza"-without suffering. The recipes are lushly illustrated with Granata's food-inspired tattoo art. (Microcosm Publishing)

THE ROCK & ROLL OF SAN FRANCISCO'S EAST BAY, 1950-1980 by Cory M. Linstrum
"For every successful local group that ever packed the Fillmore, Avalon, or Winterland Ballrooms, there were dozens of overlooked, and much better, groups that also hailed from the City by the Bay." Explore the primitive, rocking rhythm and blues of the fifties, the garage and psych of the sixties, and the seventies punk and new wave scenes with Cory M. Lindstrum's history zine. Spanning rock & roll's first three decades, these were the bands left out of the history books. Essential reading for music history nuts and record collectors and mandatory for all Bay Area devotees. This zine is part of our Scene History series! (Microcosm Publishing)

OUR BODIES, OUR BIKES by Elly Blue, Katura Reynolds, Emily June Street and April Streeter
An homage to the classic Our Bodies, Ourselves, this encyclopedic, crowd-sourced compilation of essays, resources, information, and advice about the intersection of gender and bicycling covers a lot of ground-bold meditations on body parts, stories about recovery from illness and injury, biking to the birth center, and loud and proud declarations of physical and emotional freedom. Includes accounts of bicycling while pregnant, tips about how to ride fast or what to wear when you need to look professional, stories of cycling with kids, biking with various experiences of gender, age, ability, sexuality, menstruation, chronic illness, an extensive and illuminating article about the vulva and contact with your bike saddle, thoughts about abortion and reproductive rights, and much more. There's something for everyone in here, and something to expand everyone's idea of what's for them. (Microcosm Publishing)

SNAKE PIT GETS OLD: DAILY DIARY COMICS 2010-2012 by Ben Snakepit
Ben Snakepit returns with an all-new book of daily diary comics, continuing to draw years of his life day by day in three-panel comic format. No matter how mundane the events of each day appear at the time, and without being able to know what the future will hold from one panel to the next, a narrative always begins to emerge in Ben's life as characters re-appear and interact with him at 'Some Shitty Job,' at the local taqueria, out socializing, or at home. As the title implies, Ben transitions from the pants-pooping idiocy of youth to the dark, sobering responsibilities of adulthood. Read along in amazement as he quits his bands, gets a real job, has a kidney stone removed and much much more. A truly existential text that can be (uh, 18+) fun for the whole family! (Microcosm Publishing)

Descriptions for 3/26/16

DANGER!MAN/LUCKY MALICE - Handicap split LP (with CD) (Scene Support version)
Two amazing bands from Norway on one amazing split record! DANGER!MAN features members of classic Norwegian bands such as LIFE... BUT HOW TO LIVE IT, SO MUCH HATE and DRUNK amongst others - they weigh in with four classic new tracks, hot on the heels of their first UK shows (they return in July for Wonkfest and others!) Over on the flipside are riot girl punks LUCKY MALICE, amazing live they also deliver 4 amazing new tracks - as a bonus each band has additionally covered one of each others songs from the other side of the split LP. Both bands will tour Europe starting in March in Spain! All vinyl copies come with a CD included in PVC wallet of all tracks! Scene Support version comes on colored vinyl. Limited to 25 copies. (Boss Tuneage Retro Records #103)

LIFE BUT HOW TO LIVE IT? - Day By Day LP (with CD) (Scene Support version)
LIFE... BUT HOW TO LIVE IT? is widely acknowledged as not only one of the finest bands to ever come out of Norway, but also one of the finest ever European hardcore punk bands in general. Formed in 1988 and eventually splitting up in 1994, in those six years the band recorded three albums, plus a couple of singles, and toured extensively throughout Europe. Their back catalogue is now highly sought after, with original albums selling for a premium. Boss Tuneage is thrilled to announce a complete reissue series of the entire LIFE BUT HOW TO LIVE IT? discography to be released in 2016! Released in conjunction with the band (whose members can also be found in current Boss Tuneage bands DANGER!MAN and CASTRO) the second installment of this series of four releases is the breakthrough second album from 1990, originally released on Konkurrel. This is the first time it has been re-released, so is highly sought after. A classic album in a classic series of reissues! All vinyl copies come with a CD in PVC wallet including all tracks instead of a download code. Scene Support version comes on colored vinyl. Limited to 50 copies. (Boss Tuneage Retro Records #29)

PELUQUERIA CANINA - Jovenes Promesas LP
Their name translates to "Dog Grooming," their album title to "Young Promises." But Spanish punk quartet Peluqueria Canina are speaking directly to their peers, in a language they all understand. There was a time when bands from non-English speaking countries rebelled by singing in English, but now it's much more relevant to sing to your community. Their music draws on street punk, Agent Orange style surf-punk, angular moments of post-punk, 1977-style rave ups, all brought together with a unique angry/melodic vocal approach that is 100% their own, and 100% in the moment (no nostalgia!). Blasting through 10 songs in under 25 minutes, Peluqueria Canina prove that punk rock is rock 'n' roll is the true international language. (Going Underground Records #37)

SHEER MAG - III 7" (European Version)
The European version looks the same as US pressing, but has higher price. SHEER MAG return with another four tracker of all killers and no fillers on WILSUNS RC / STATIC SHOCK RECORDS. Nothing has changed on this record at all - it's all epic riffs, a lo-fi and compact production, hooks galore and that soulful and gritty voice you already love. 'CAN'T STOP FIGHTING' is three and a half minutes of power pop meets classic rock and sits somewhere between THE SHIVVERS and THIN LIZZY if such a place exists. 'WORTH THE TEARS' is a little cleaner, mellower and soulful. Side two opens with the scuzzy and dense 'NIGHT ISN'T BRIGHT' before the standout cut 'NOBODY'S BABY' - which sounds a 1978 classic rock hit that hints at JUDAS PRIEST's 'LIVING AFTER MIDNIGHT' and KISS in their prime. It's an instant pop nugget that sounds like a time long gone. (WILSUNS RC #90-36 / STATIC SHOCK RECORDS #36)

WAR ON WOMEN - Improvised Weapons 10" (scene support version)
The debut release from the potent, vitriolic, feminist, hardcore band from Baltimore. Now in its third pressing. This group has toured with Anti-Flag, Against Me! and Government Issue. War On Women write songs too inventive and too loud to be overshadowed by their equally powerful messages. And their furious, confrontational live sets capture all the brevity and intensity of hardcore punk with a whole other level of lyrical and musical sophistication. War On Women's songs attack the sexist attitudes and institutionalized patriarchy women everywhere still face in the 21st century with humor, intelligence, righteous anger and monster riffs. "Broken Record" sneers back at misogynist catcalls, while "Effemimania," named after a term coined by transgender activist Julia Serano, calls for the same kinds of united efforts across and beyond gender lines collectively represented by the two women and three men in War On Women. Scene Support version comes with a button and guitar pick. Limited to 40 copies. (Exotic Fever Records #46)

NOCTURNUS - The Science of Horror LP
In 1990, Nocturnus revolutionized death metal with the release of its first full-length album, "The Key," which for the first time in the history of the sub-genre incorporated keyboards as an essential element of a death metal band's sound. During a critical three-year period prior to the release of this album, Nocturnus developed this unique sound, as documented by two demo recordings, entitled "Nocturnus" and "The Science of Horror," which were disseminated on cassette format in typically limited numbers in 1987 and 1988, respectively. Nuclear War Now! is once again proud to make a less-limited vinyl edition of these demos available to the general public. This version features appropriately and tastefully updated original artwork from the renowned Zbigniew Bielak as well as the most extensive biography ever written on the developmental and demo years of Nocturnus and Mike Browning's previous participation in Morbid Angel and Incubus. In addition, the forty-plus-page booklet contained within and exclusive to this edition also visually documents the band's pre-album era by featuring the demo and flyer artwork of Allen Muse, Ron Harris, and others, along with an impressive collection of band photos. In short, this release serves to invite the listener to revisit the earliest days of one of death metal's greatest bands. (Nuclear War Now Records #257)

OBSIDIAN SEA - Dreams, Illusions, Obsessions LP/CD
Bulgaria is not the most obvious place that one might look to in search of the best recent examples of traditional doom metal. That said, Obsidian Sea, a Bulgarian band formed in 2009 with one demo and two albums to its credit, has established its own legitimate claim as a torchbearer for a subgenre that has splintered into many different subspecies since its roots took hold several decades ago. In particular, the band's second album, "Dreams, Illusions, Obsessions," demonstrates its ability to successfully channel the spirit of monumental predecessors such as Candlemass and Saint Vitus. Originally self-released on CD and also on cassette by Serpent Eve Records in 2015, Nuclear War Now! is proud to present this recording for the first time on LP, as well as once again on CD format, in order to give this deserving band from a relatively obscure location the attention that it merits. (Nuclear War Now Records #310)

DARVULIA - Mysticisme Macabre LP
A Nuclear War Now's admiration of Darvulia's work extends back to the band's second full-length album from 2005, entitled "L'Alliance des Venins," which NWN! has credited as being a masterpiece of French black metal. Despite the fact that it has been somewhat overshadowed by the band's sophomore effort, Darvulia's third album, "Mysticisme Macabre," follows the same recipe established by its predecessor five years prior to the latter album's original CD release by Battlesk'rs Productions in 2010. Another six years later, "Mysticisme Macabre" now receives its first release on vinyl LP format, courtesy of a joint endeavor between Nuclear War Now! and Battlesk'rs Productions. (Nuclear War Now Records #312)

ILL OMEN - AE Thy Rift LP
As with Ill Omen's previous output, "AE The Rift" exudes an organic continuity within each song and across all tracks on the album, which is an outcome often not realized when multiple songwriters and musicians are employed. This consistency is achieved by the implementation throughout of dual bass guitar layers (one clean and one distorted), notably skeletal percussion, the churning, choir-like atmosphere of tremolo-picked guitars, and a blend of chanted, whispered, and traditional black metal vocals. The listener may very well be left with the impression that this is the soundtrack in the mind of a disease-ridden being on its deathbed, at times feeling an almost celestial bliss at peace with the impending end of suffering, but at other times tormented by the physical and spiritual decay that will inevitably lead to its ruin. (Nuclear War Now Records #306)

BLASTING CONCEPT - Sloth Rocket LP (Scene Support version)
Influenced by Blast, SST, RKL, and Annihilation Time, Blasting Concept expertly melds '70s rock with early '80s SoCal hardcore. Goleta, Santa Barbara, and Ventura have a long history of this sort of ear damage... there is a reason that these cities produced RKL, Annihilation Time, Rat Pack, and Blasting Concept. The only odd thing is that Blasting Concept is releasing an LP on Ebullition Records, which doesn't normally release such rock influenced records. However, Jeff Capra, one of Blasting Concept's two guitarists, was also in Manumission which Ebullition released over 20 years ago. Jeff has actually been in a million hardcore bands over the last 25 years... Like It Or Not, Manumission, Holier Than Thou?, Become, Broken Needle, Embassy, Ochre, Surprise Vacation, and probably a few others as well. When guitarist Calvin (formerly of Bone Explosion) started Blasting Concept back in 2009 he was heavily influenced by Blast, but over the years the band has become more and more influenced by '70s rock while still retaining those original Blast influences. Blasting Concept has previously released an LP and a 7" on It's Alive, which are both sold out at this point. Blasting Concept is also featured in the June issue of Thrasher skate magazine! Scene Support version comes with poster. Limited to 50 copies. (Ebullition Records #61.5)

SPITBOY - Rasana 7" (Scene Support version)
While renovating Ebullition last year we found several hundred Spitboy 7" vinyl that we didn't know we had. These are part of the original pressing from the mid 1990s. We had to make new covers for them, but the vinyl itself is 20 years old! Spitboy was an amazing band from the San Francisco, CA area that consisted of four women. They played powerful political hardcore that was of course influenced by the fact that they were all women living in a male dominated world. "Rasana" was the first release featuring Dominique on bass. There are three tracks on this 7". Scene Support version comes with limited cover. (Ebullition Records #22)

AGATHOCLES/DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION - split LP (Scene Support version)
Two big heads in the grindcore scene go face to face to bring you a beautiful splattering of music. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION lay down the law of raw grind from France. True and raw old school grindcore blasting that brings to mind Napalm Death, Brutal Truth, and the originals. AGATHOCLES from Belgium brings to the platter, a blasting ugly 6 minute sludge opus. Be prepared to find the true meaning of grinding sludge. Scene Support version comes with a 12"x12" color poster that when combined with the other Give Praise Scene Support LP posters makes a rad color 36"x12" poster. Limited to 80 copies. (Give Praise Records #125)

DODSVARG - Manniskan - En Ruttnande Process 3x7" Box Set (Scene Support version)
This one-man project from Sweden brings you into a whirlwind of musical destruction. Metal, punk, hardcore, industrial... and that just scratches the surface. It combines crust and noise elements, making a truly unique project. 3x 7" vinyl records in an exclusive gatefold with artwork by Ragnar Person. Consists of the EP's "Total System Collapse. Fuck!", "Om det dar med omanskliga relationer", and "Slaget om alltings javighet". The vinyl edition includes the bonus track "Anstalld som understalld." Dodsvarg is Jon Ekstrom. Scene Support version comes with a 7"x7" color poster that when combined with the other Give Praise Scene Support 7" posters makes a rad color 14"x7" poster. Limited to 20 copies. (Give Praise Records/Suicide Records #18)

EXHALE - When Worlds Collide LP (Scene Support version)
If you are going to begin checking out what grindcore has to offer at this time, EXHALE's newest album "When Worlds Collide" is a great place to start. The album is fast and heavy with well-crafted songs, excellent musicianship, a perfect mix of screams and death growls, and great lyrics. Exhale pays homage to the musical genre that paved the way for grindcore by mixing in solid hardcore grooves and breakdowns. The band also makes use of elements from classic death metal, deathcore, grindcore and crust giving them a more unique sound than many other grindcore bands. The guitar work is superb and the blast beat drumming is done with both breakneck speed and technical perfection. However, the real star here is the highly featured bass work of Johan Fogelberg. He can move seamlessly from blazingly fast arrangements to slow paced catchy breakdowns. All of this makes an amazing album with a ton of great songs! Throw in NASUM and ROTTEN SOUND and you have fairly strong idea of what Exhale is about. The vinyl issue is housed in a high quality 320 gram gatefold sleeve! Artwork is done by Dennis Sibeijn! Scene Support version comes with a 12"x12" color poster that when combined with the other Give Praise Scene Support LP posters makes a rad color 36"x12" poster. Limited copies. (Give Praise Records #115)

JACK - Neurozis LP (Scene Support version)
JACK is here with their second full length from Hungary! Blazing and blasting grindcore/crossover thrashcore done in a very unique way. The feeling of the old school is very evident here and brings to mind PHOBIA and NAPALM DEATH. Pure thrash grind, still combining metal and hardcore. This shows a lot of growth for JACK. Scene Support version comes with a 12"x12" color poster that when combined with the other Give Praise Scene Support LP posters makes a rad color 36"x12" poster. Limited to 30 copies. (Give Praise Records #136)

TRAFFIC DEATH - Terror On The Freeway 7" (Scene Support version)
New 5 Song seven inch EP from TRAFFIC DEATH featuring 4 original tracks ranging from fast paced violent punk rock, heavy riff driven metal all the way to speed enfused ragers. This record also includes a cover of the song "Hit & Run" by Girlschool. This is the follow up to the bands first album "Don't be a Projectile" that was released last year on Vehicular Genocide Records last year. This EP shows TD starting to find their sound even more, with a solid dose of sound samples along with the killer cover art by Alexandros Pyromallis. TD Features ex. members of Black Market Fetus and current members of Dark Mirror and NGDS. Limited edition pressing of 500 copies on clear vinyl with blood red splatter, heavy jacket with black inner sleeve and insert. Scene Support version comes with a 7"x7" color poster that when combined with the other Give Praise Scene Support 7" posters makes a rad color 14"x7" poster. Limited copies. (Give Praise Records #133)

CARNIST - Hellish 10"
CARNIST 'HELLISH' 10 inch. CARNIST hail from London and Austria and featured ex and current members of a ton of bands (FALL OF EFRAFA, LIGHT BEARER, PLAGUE MASS, SHELS, ANOPHELI) CARNIST began their tirade against the meat and dairy industry with 2012's "Unlearn." HELLISH feels like a very different, more concise release, a much heavier D beat crust punk has replaced the more melodic hardcore of their previous effort, yet still retains moments of melancholy melody reminiscent of HIS HERO IS GONE. HELLISH features spoken word specifically recorded for this EP by Social Psychologist Melanie Joy, who coined the concept of Carnism, from which the band takes its name, The LP comes on clear and black 10" vinyl with printed inner sleeves. (Chaos Rurale Records #23)

KALASHNIKOV - L'alegebra Morente Del Cielo LP
"L'Algebra Morente Del Cielo" or "The Dying Algebra of the Sky," is the sixth full-length release from KALASHNIKOV COLLECTIVE, a 7- sometimes 8-piece romantic punk group from Milano, Italy. Defying easy classification, Kalashnikov embraces a myriad of musical and cultural influences; imagine an 80s crossover punk band doing the tango to synthesizers, and you're somewhat close. Wave, ska, metal, thrash, anarchopunk, traditional and classical interludes weave in and out at a breakneck pace, and somehow make perfect sense in the world of K! Collective. It is a lyrical protest against an impending dystopian future, and if the revolution were to throw a dance party, this would be the soundtrack. 10 tracks on 180 gram black vinyl, 16-page color booklet with lyrics and artwork. (Chaos Rurale Records #22)

WITCHES WITH DICKS - Not Just a Passing Season LP (one sided)
Eight brand spanking new tunes from the newly revived Boston hard pop-punk dingus masters. (Dead Broke Rekerds #137)

THE SOVIETTES - Rarities LP
Proper Reissue release of the long-lost SOVIETTES collection of 7"s, B-Sides and non-LP songs! Previously available on a now defunct label and now distributed and widely-available for the first time. Split release with Rad Girlfriend Records. (Dead Broke Rekerds #135)

UNFUN - Waterboarding tape casette
Unfun's final album, "Waterboarding". The signature gut-wrenching melodic pop-punk you've come to expect, this time layered in even more fuzz & grime. Totally fucking brilliant departure. RIP. 100 pressed on high-quality Black Cassette Tapes. (Dead Broke Rekerds #136 TP)

TENEMENT - Bruised Music Vol. 1 tape cassette
Tenement's first collection of singles & B-sides, "Bruised Music Vol.1". 150 pressed on high-quality Blue Cassette Tapes. (Dead Broke Rekerds #134 TP)

WE/OURS - Pretty Out There tape cassette
Debut album of melodic post-punk/indie from Minneapolis, MN. (ex- Frozen Teens & Sundowners) 100 pressed on high-quality Yellow Cassette Tapes. (Dead Broke Rekerds #138 TP)

P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. - Hot Tracks From Dead Wax LP
This album combines four 7"s: "Gotta Get Away", "Sweet Little Thing", "Cold Cold Rain", "Buzz Off", hard to find these days. Portland hardcore / punk veterans who played (or play) in Pierced Arrows, Resist, Defiance, Detestation, Severed Head Of State (and more). There's a regular black vinyl edition as well as 100 red wax copies available only from the band and NNNW. The budget CD comes in plastic-free smart packaging. The release, as well as their 2015 album "Another Day" accompany their lengthy European tour - 40 gigs in 40 days! Some shirt designs are available too. (Nikt Nic Nie Wie Records #181)

ACTIVE MINDS - Turn Back the Tide of Bigotry LP
New album (2012) by a long running English duo. Raging cliche-free political punk with a good dose of melody. The LP comes with a huge booklet and is a co-release of the band's Looney Tunes, NNNW and Maloka. (Nikt Nic Nie Wie Records #176)

NEXT VICTIM - Ogien Ludzkich Fobii LP/CD
"Ogien ludzkich fobii" (The Fire Of Human Phobia") is the 4th album by the crew of dark sludge punx from Poznan, PL. After their split with From The Depths and Next Victim singer (Gosia) performance with Catharsis during some of their European shows this summer, here's the new piece of vinyl brought by NNNW in coproduction with Scream, Extinction and Hasiok. They added a viola and djembe to their monumental sound, there are guest vocals by Hellsiheaven singer. (Nikt Nic Nie Wie Records #179)

INKWIZYCJA - ...Na Wlasne Podobienstwo... LP/CD
Rerelease of the first diy release from Poland! 22 years after the original release, the pioneer Polish diy punk release is available on CD for the first time ever! 28 pages booklet with lyrics, translations, stories, photos and drawings. All packed in a digipack. CD version contains 5 bonus tracks from "Slowo" (A Word) 7"EP - they appear on CD for the first time too. LP comes With a gatefold poster, lyrics translations, notes, pics and stories from the past. The first Polish punk band to release the vinyl LP outside of the commercial and state owned music companies! As they started to play again in the summer of 2011, 3 original members + a drummer and a guitarist from WILCZY SZANIEC, we decided to make all their releases available again. They played some live shows with this line-up and the feedback is amazing. Outstanding and unique band, that seems to see no intention in eating its own tail. Their live set contains a lot of new tracks! Intense hard core energy and very specific lyrics - poetical, but still hard hitting. (Nikt Nic Nie Wie Records #1)

INKWIZYCJA - Stare fotografie (old photos) CD
The first Polish punk band to release the vinyl LP outside of the commercial and state owned music companies! As they started to play again in the summer of 2011, 3 original members + a drummer and a guitarist from WILCZY SZANIEC, we decided to make all their releases available again. They played some live shows with this line-up and the feedback is amazing. Outstanding and unique band, that seems to see no intention in eating its own tail. Their live set contains a lot of new tracks! (Nikt Nic Nie Wie Records #109)

UNFIXED - Battleside LP
Second album of Meinhof's other face. 10 short, sharp and catchy punk tracks. And they have something to say. Track "The Way I Breathe" was recorded with guest appearance of singers from BETERCORE / BUITEN GEBRUIK, DISTRESS, SANGRE, SLAKTATTACK / WOLF HOUR, MORNE, D.E.R. / URUTU, REPULSIONE. The CD is packed in gatefold cardboard cover with lyrics. (Nikt Nic Nie Wie Records #177)

UNFIXED - Punk Chaos Disorder LP
Unfixed is an alter-ego of a London based international punk trio - MEINHOF. The same line up, but the music is less crusty, more 80s UK punk infuenced. This is a set of sharp catchy punk shrapnels sung by a singer / bass player with a usual passion of the volcano giving its end to rotten Pompei world... A bit surprising when you see the lady in charge on stage - don't miss them live! (Nikt Nic Nie Wie Records #180)

STREGESTI - s/t LP
Stregesti are relatively new band playing furious hard core punk / crust with dual fe/male vocals. Connected to CKN13 independent center in Gliwice and Exmisja (the band). The vinyl is packed in silkscreened band made covers (that applies to 100 red vinyl copies and some of the black ones - mostly sold by the band during their concerts - we have only VERY limited number. The regular version is packed in a regular offset printed cover. All LPs include gatefold lyric sheets printed on recycled paper. (Nikt Nic Nie Wie Records #170)

EWA BRAUN - Love Peace Noise LP
They were the most noticable noise / post punk act of the 1990s. At the same time some of the members were at the most important anarcho punk band of the decade - GUERNICA Y LUNO. We'll make their debut album available again. Their early demos were compared to Big Black-ish noise, later they incorporated more of Lungfish / Fugazi 90s Dischord sound with psychedelic parts and a healthy doze of Sonic Youth influences. (Nikt Nic Nie Wie Records #18)

UZ JSME DOMA - Jeskyne / Caves LP
Their latest (2010) album so far. There's a trumpet in the line up now and that makes things more spicy! Czech post punk veterans. (Nikt Nic Nie Wie Records #145.5)

UZ JSME DOMA - Ears LP
My favourite "late" album by Czech post-punk crew. Originally released in 1999, now available on vinyl for the first time. If you like Dog Faced Hermans, The Ex, De Kift, Residents, late Submission Hold, Guts Pie Earshot - then it's for you. If you don't, maybe you want to imagine yourself in a middle of a punky fairytale told in Czech pub by fellow souls? This album was mixed by Dan Rathbun at Polymorph - and is completely not similar to Tragedy or His Hero Is Gone stuff he made... But still great sounding, with all the brass instruments accompanying the usual Czech magic rhythm machine... As always - artwork made by the non-playing memeber of the band - Martin Velisek. UJD tour Europe and USA on regular basis, they toured Japan and Australia during recent years. (Nikt Nic Nie Wie Records #145)

REPRESION - s/t LP
Debut LP from this band including members from Crickbat, Justice department, Destierro and 5000rpm and playing fast old school hardcore mixing Los Crudos and European style (Seein' Red, Manliftingbanner, Vitamin X, Highscore). (Nikt Nic Nie Wie Records #182.5)

STARZY SIDA - s/t LP
STARZY SIDA (Sid's Old Folks) was a one time project band. Patyczak is a punk singer who has been playing his 3-chord '77 styled chants during countless demos, festivals, squat events or just randomly on the street since early 1990s (and still active today as BRUDNE DZIECI SIDA - Dirty Sid's Kids). He joined forces with Starzy Singers - Warsaw punk combo exploring wide musical teritories for a decade at the turn of the century and they recorded electric versions of his anthems. That's classic early punk sound, citing Sex Pistols and The Boys, played with a swing, rage and power. (Nikt Nic Nie Wie Records #171)

SPAZZ - Dwarf Jester Rising LP Thrash Pack (Scene Support version)
Repressed on purple splatter vinyl! The debut LP from SPAZZ originally released more than 20 years ago in 1994! The rarest of the SPAZZ LPs, "Dwarf Jester Rising" is SPAZZ's most stripped down and raw full length, re-mastered and re-released by 625 for all of the vinyl addicts out there. Scene Support Thrash Pack comes with free copies of the FLIPOUT A.A - Non Fiction 7", EURO THRASH RETRIBUTION- CD comp, and surprise 625 7" (while supplies last). Limited to 150 copies. (625 Records #230)

BLASPHEMY - Fallen Angel of Doom... LP limited picture disc with red covers (Scene Support version)
"Fallen Angel of Doom...." is a monument of the black metal genre and still holds the magic that inspired an entire subgenre of black metal globally from Beherit in Finland, Abhorer in Singapore, Braindead in Malaysia, Impurity in Brazil, Dead Christ in the UK, Naked Whipper in Germany, to countless others. NWN and Ross Bay Cult are very proud to unearth this classic album once again on various LP formats. Scene Support version has RED picture disc background, poster, and NWN sticker. Limited to 100 copies. (Nuclear War Now Records #69)

SIEGE - Drop Dead LP Hardcore Pack (Scene Support version)
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. Scene Support Hardcore Pack version comes with free copy of the Spoils - To The Victor LP an intense, fast, and political punk band whose drummer and vocalist are former members of Siege! Limited to 100 copies. (Deep Six #55)

ACxDC - Discography '03-'13 picture disc LP (Scene Support version)
ANTICHRIST DEMONCORE or ACxDC for short aren't your stereotypical satanic grindviolence band. This picture disc stitches together 23 heavy hitting studio tracks on the A side and on the B side there are 28 never pressed to vinyl live and demo tape tracks. After constant touring of the US and overseas, many out of print releases, and a new LP out, this material gets you caught up to their new LP with everything to that point. The Scene Support version comes with ACxDC poster and TLAL sticker. Limited to 75 copies. (To Live A Lie Records #97 PD)

(restock) URANIUM CLUB - Human Exploration LP
This is the European pressing. The version of Fashionable Idiots is now sold out. Originally released as a cassette the band, the debut from Minneapolis' Uranium Club is now widely available as an LP. Uranium Club play a kind of minimalist, agitated, catchy punk rock that reminds us of Wire before they released 'Pink Flag', but with an extra snotty attitude and bundles of energy. For a more recent comparison try early Total Control or the Shitty Limits. Each of the seven tracks on here explode from the vinyl, with each track more energetic than the one before, and they'll all be stuck in your head for weeks afterwards. The LP comes in a full colour 350gsm sleeve with full colour insert. (Static Shock Records #33)

(restock) POST REGIMENT - Death Before Metal LP
Demos album. Last copies available. (Nikt Nic Nie Wie/Pasazer Records #1)

(restock) POST REGIMENT - Czarzty LP/CD
Post Regiment's best album available once again. (Nikt Nic Nie Wie #132)

(restock) POST REGIMENT - s/t LP/CD
Their 1st album. Powerful punk with female singer, but is it possible you don't know them? CD and CASS were out of print for few years, as their original label went bankrupt. Vinyl version (few tracks shorter) available for the first time. (Nikt Nic Nie Wie #148)

Descriptions for 3/19/16

BURNING KITCHEN - Det Langtande Djuret LP
Sweden's Burning Kitchen return with eleven new songs of driving socio-political punk. Burning Kitchen were instrumental during the later-half of the '90's in developing a melodic punk sound that would influence a whole generation of Scandinavian bands that followed ranging from MASSHYSTERI and GORILLA ANGREB to current up and coming bands like ARTIC FLOWERS and VANNA INGET. In 2014, Man In Decline Records issued a 35 song 2xLP discography, which compiled all of their pre-break up material and provided old fans with never before heard songs while introducing a whole new generation of fans to their socio-political style of punk. With a new LP and the 2xLP vinyl pressing of the "Many Wonder..." compilation, Burning Kitchen is as vibrant today as they were in their first inception. Perhaps most importantly, their friendships and the politics on which they are based are still as relevant today as they were over 20 years ago. "Punk rock n roll against state control". (Man In Decline Records #18)

UNFUN - Waterboarding LP
Here stands the final release from Vancouver's Unfun, following years of touring and records on labels such as Dead Broke, Drunken Sailor and A.D.D. Records. The signature gut-wrenching melodic punk you've come to expect, this time layered in even more fuzz & grime. Remastered by Dave Williams (Crusades, Steve Adamyk Band). One-time pressing of 400 copies. (Debt Offensive Records #14)

DADS - Brown on Brown LP
After several years and a handful of singles, Brown on Brown arrives as the ultimate Dads record, equal parts ambitious and obnoxious. The band's debut full-length, Brown on Brown was born out of obsessive scatological tendencies and the desire to translate an increasingly unruly live show to an LP format. Letting structure fall almost entirely away, Brown on Brown finds the band moving through post-punk squall ("Disco Dad,") terror-jazz ("I'm a Shitty Ghost") and warped, Exile on Main Street-inspired drug shuffle ("Jerk Off My Mom's Church") before arriving at the 20+ minute album closer, the shit-prog epic "Ride the Moon Into the Sun." Recorded in the band's living room, in the fine tradition of Ready for the House and Black Vinyl Shoes, Brown on Brown envisions a sprawl that extends beyond the stained couches and shredded pornography of its point of origin. Music sprung from messy brains, it's a leap forward for Dads, simultaneously into the future and into the toilet bowl. (Wharf Cat Records #5)

BOSSK - Audio Noir LP/CD
Bossk is an atmospheric, post-everything band from Ashford, Kent, England. Over the course of a decade Bossk has blurred the lines between the post-metal and post-rock subgenres, earning cult like status in the underground music scene. "Audio Noir" is a truly transcendent aural experience. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Deathwish Records #187)

CROSS ME - Forever Cursed 7" (Color Vinyl)
Cross Me is the latest band to consider themselves part of the current Midwest Blood hardcore movement, and furious participants they are. After touring hard for a young act and seasoning and developing their sound along the way, they're ready to release their Bridge Nine debut. The four-song "Forever Cursed" EP is a mean, turbulent ten minutes of hardcore with deep introspection and heavy thrash and metal influences that gives the band character and unique flair amid a crowded, modern hardcore field. 7" includes digital download. (Bridge Nine Records #237)

Descriptions for 3/12/16

MAXIMUM ROCK'N'ROLL #395 (April 2016)
It is time for Maximum Rocknroll #395, the April 2016 issue! It's another loaded issue of DIY punk's greatest monthly mag. We hope you're ready; we've got interviews with some of the most exciting bands in the contemporary punk landscape. Chicago's NEGATIVE SCANNER talk about DIY in their hometown, their songwriting process, their still-expanding musical vocabulary and touring the US in a minivan. Philly's SOUL GLO and Temecula's the COLTRANES dish on their respective brands of weirdo hardcore punk, and Brazil's the PESSIMISTS explain their musical approach, their upcoming tour plans and their origins in a SŃo Paulo headshop. This issue also features a huge special on three of this year's most promising punk fests, giving us an opportunity to sit down with some of the most organized, energized, creative and resourceful punks out there. "Anti" Christian of Oakland's Manic Relapse explains how he pulled their insane lineup of domestic and international bands and talks about carving out an inviting space while managing the fest's hard-partying reputation. Everything is Not OK organizer Roz Adams paints a portrait of the punk artist as a young man and shows where the Oklahoma City fest falls in a continually inspirational landscape of artists and musicians. Lastly Chris Moore and Nick Tape, the folks behind Damaged City, map out DC's legacy as both an American metropolis with a long history in hardcore punk and as a place where creating punk and expanding the scope of a fest takes constant work and commitment. On the global media front, we were able to speak with the filmmakers of the upcoming three-part documentary series Bogota Punk. Last but not least: an uncompromising interview with Berlin/Munich's HeartFirst Records conducted by the late Filip Fuchs. Of course, we know not even all this is enough for you: this also comes with hundreds of reviews, a photo spread by Martin Sorrondeguy, all your favorite columnists (Turbo & Gang are taking their Oi! column in an exciting new direction) and the long-awaited return of the classifieds section. It's no joke. (Maximum Rock'N'Roll #395)

SEA OF SHIT/SICK TIRED - split LP
No Coast grindcore/powerviolence onslaught. Chicago lowlifes team up to release their strongest, most pulverizing, bitter cold material to date. For fans of Phobia, Drop Dead and Iskra. (Deep Six Records #223)

EXTREME NOISE TERROR - s/t LP
The proper ENT sound is well and truly back. Taking those Discharge-inspired riffs, smashing them through the Sweden-meets-Japan grinder and then turning the heat and pace up to eleven. These twelve new songs and a cover of Japanese legends Outo offer a relentless barrage of noise, with the trademark twin vocal attack barely in control. One of the original demonic duo, Phil Vane sadly passed away a couple of years ago, but his replacement Ben is a more than fitting tribute, as he trades off guttural roars with Dean. What I have always loved about ENT is that buried under the noise you have some hard-hitting catchy guitar riffing, but the overall effect is still just as facemelting as it ever was. Returning to the style of "A Holocaust In Your Head" . If this is noise, not music, then damn it's a beautiful noise. (Deep Six Records #245)

IMPURITY/SEX MESSIAH - Vomiting Blasphemies Over the World split LP
Recognized by some as the "Brazilian Beherit," Impurity inherited and transformed the sound that their Brazilian brethren, Sarcˇfago, had first developed a few years prior to Impurity's formation. Sex Messiah, on the other hand, emerged from the island nation of Japan within the past decade and to this point has spread its disease through a demo, a series of EPs, and now two split releases. In somewhat of a contrast with Impurity, Sex Messiah's brand of black metal is more reflective of the early European tradition first established by bands such as the great Hellhammer. (Nuclear War Now #299)

ARES KINGDOM - The Unburiable Dead LP
Following the release of their monumental second full-length album, "Incendiary," in 2010, Ares Kingdom took a well-deserved break from recording new material in order to pay homage to some of their primary musical inspirations with the 2013 release of "Veneration," a collection of various cover songs. Ares Kingdom then refocused their attention on the writing, rehearsing, and recording of new original material, which has now culminated in their third full-length offering, "The Unburiable Dead," an album which confirms that the best musical product results from patient and diligent attention to detail. (Nuclear War Now #297)

IRKALLIAN ORACLE - Apollyon CD
In the same fashion as the first album, "Apollyon" achieves its effect by dragging the listener down into the most abysmal depths of subconscious Death Metal oblivion. This descent is blanketed in a palpably dark atmosphere and primarily driven by a unique array of percussive patterns and instrumentation, all of which is complemented by the alternating swelling and contraction of the guitar riffs. (Nuclear War Now #313 CD)

SHEER MAG - III 7" (limited supply)
(This record is already sold out, so we have limited copies and can't get more until it gets repressed. This means that we won't be able to give everyone the full amount they might want at this time.) SHEER MAG return with another four tracker of all killers and no fillers on WILSUNS RC / STATIC SHOCK RECORDS. Nothing has changed on this record at all - it's all epic riffs, a lo-fi and compact production, hooks galore and that soulful and gritty voice you already love. 'CAN'T STOP FIGHTING' is three and a half minutes of power pop meets classic rock and sits somewhere between THE SHIVVERS and THIN LIZZY if such a place exists. 'WORTH THE TEARS' is a little cleaner, mellower and soulful. Side two opens with the scuzzy and dense 'NIGHT ISN'T BRIGHT' before the standout cut 'NOBODY'S BABY' - which sounds a 1978 classic rock hit that hints at JUDAS PRIEST's 'LIVING AFTER MIDNIGHT' and KISS in their prime. It's an instant pop nugget that sounds like a time long gone. (WILSUNS RC #90-36 / STATIC SHOCK RECORDS #36)

SHEER MAG - I 7" (limited supply)
(This record is already sold out, so we have limited copies and can't get more until it gets repressed. This means that we won't be able to give everyone the full amount they might want at this time.) SHEER MAG seemingly came out of nowhere 2014 with this killer four track EP. It is the only record of recent times that manages to sound like a mix of a classic Seventies rock record, power pop and an obscure English DIY 7" from the late 70's. Everything sounds scrappy, fuzzy and scuzzy and it's all the better for it. The riff packed guitar work and fuzzed female vocals sit perfectly together whilst the crude rhythms just adds bounce and basic beats. Think a mix of the power pop delight of PROTEX, the lo-fi nature of THE SEIZE, the riffs of THIN LIZZY and the powerful female vocals of SUZI QUATRO. (WILSUNS RC #88-34)

WOOLF - Posing/Improvising LP
It's been four years since Woolf unleashed their debut album, The Right Way to Play also on La Vida Es Un Mus and described as a "pungent spit on the face of musical normality". Now they're back with a dystopian revision of feminist queer punk. Born out of South London's squats and social centres, all but erased in recent years by the Tory government, the four-piece have produced an album conveying alienation and activist fury, the opening track "Civilisation" setting the tone with the (rhetorical) question "is this what they call civilisation?". Wall of sound guitar distortion provides a backdrop for a commanding, minimalist bass and insistent drums, with vocals that straddle the line between anxiety and paganity. It's 11 unsettling songs in 11 uncompromising minutes, recalling the experimentation of no wave bands such as UT distorted by a raw punk aesthetic. The black & white sleeve has been designed by singer Colette including an insert with song lyrics as well as a download code. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records #108)

ORDEN MUNDIAL - El Nuevo Sonido Balear 7"
Tour EP originally released in time for the ORDEN MUNDIAL November 2015 USA/Canada mini tour. Three new songs following ORDEN MUNDIAL'S template of high energy hardcore with insanely huge punk riffs, a massive rhythm section and angry, to the point vocals. Two hardcore bangers on the A side and a massive stomper on the flip which proves yet again that there is much more in the Balearic Islands than Ibiza and soft techno. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records #107)

SPLIT VEINS - s/t LP
Debut album bu 2/3rds of NAILBITER picking up where they left their previous band. 8 Distorted hardcore punk tracks with lots of delay which takes BOTH the golden era of Japanese and Sweden hardcore as template. One of the best London releases in a long time. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records/Godzilla Records #2)

STRANGERS - Where Do We Go? 7"
Strangers from L.A. present their debut 7" with four tracks that incorporate a mid-tempo vintage punk sound that evoke some quintessential L.A. bands from the past. Listening to these songs almost make you feel that you are spinning a lost Dangerhouse recording of some sort. Not to be lost by comparing them with something from the past--- Strangers are one of the most distinct and original sounding bands currently in L.A. with timeless guitar riffs accompanied by great bass lines their songs are brought together by Gabby's insanely catchy vocals. A must have for those keeping track with what the L.A. DIY punk scene has been doing lately. Risographed covers and art done by Abe Social. (Verdugo Records #10)

THE LANDLORDS - Fitzgerald's Paris LP
Long before it began sprouting Americana bands on every corner, the sleepy college town of Charlottesville, VA boasted a punk rock scene whose ferocity belied its small size. The Landlords, along with Lackey Die and the Beef People, stood at the epicenter of the action. After releasing the highly regarded Hey! It's A Teenage House Party! LP in 1984, The Landlords returned to the legendary Inner Ear Studios over the next few years to record their second album, Fitzgerald's Paris. Restored from the original master tapes and released after almost 30 years, Fitzgerald's Paris offers seventeen tracks of pure rock and roll mayhem. Fusing musical influences as varied as Black Flag, Chuck Berry, and Mot÷rhead, side A's avalanche of epigrammatic money-tunes showcases The Landlords at their peak. Side B's plunge into the jungle of noise builds on the intense dissonance of Scratch Acid, Live Skull, and The Landlords' own infamous spinoff duo, Happy Flowers, all the while remaining rooted in hardcore punk. No matter the style, all the tunes on Fitzgerald's Paris are destined to delight America's next generation of alienated youth, while infuriating school boards, police departments, and town councils everywhere. Packaging includes an 11"x22" insert containing lyrics, flyers, and unpublished photos plus a free MP3 download of bonus studio material and a live set recorded off the board at CBGB's in September 1985. (Feel It Records #6)

NASA SPACE UNIVERSE - 70 AD LP
Santa Ana, CA's NASA Space Universe have spent the last decade or so careening wildly through space, both inner and outer, to bring us undeserving scumfucks the most intense, unorthodox hardcore this side of the solar system. Alas, the mighty starship NSU has gone the way of the Challenger Space Shuttle, exploding gloriously upon this, their final launch. What remains, culled from the wreckage, are the ten songs that make up 70 AD, their final EP. Ten scorched, sweat-drenched paeans to paranoia, bad trips, and brute force, an unholy amalgamation of all the disparate strands of punk/hardcore that you dig (be it Japanese/Swedish hardcore, early SST, later SST when everyone was smoking dope and listening to Deep Purple, fringe shit like No Trend, you name it) filtered through the manic mindsets of four literate, completely reprehensible dudes who could give a fuck what you dig. 70 AD eschews the studio sheen of some of their past releases for what could serve as a perfect encapsulation of the NSU live experience, minus the potential for missing teeth and bloodied beaks. Essential listening that serves as both a fitting send off and a stern rebuke to those who slept on this mighty, mighty band of reprobates. (Feel It Records #7)

URANIUM CLUB - Human Exploration LP
This is the European pressing. The version of Fashionable Idiots is now sold out. Originally released as a cassette the band, the debut from Minneapolis' Uranium Club is now widely available as an LP. Uranium Club play a kind of minimalist, agitated, catchy punk rock that reminds us of Wire before they released 'Pink Flag', but with an extra snotty attitude and bundles of energy. For a more recent comparison try early Total Control or the Shitty Limits. Each of the seven tracks on here explode from the vinyl, with each track more energetic than the one before, and they'll all be stuck in your head for weeks afterwards. The LP comes in a full colour 350gsm sleeve with full colour insert. (Static Shock Records #33)

BAT NOUVEAU - Metamorphoses LP + 7"
Brisbane, Australia's Bat Nouveau bring us their debut LP "Metamorphoses". Metamorphoses has heavy early bat cave influences reminiscent to Bauhaus and Red Lorry Yellow Lorry. Irrevocably dark and haunting with danceable goth moments. Their previous ep received high acclaim in the post punk/darkwave community and this album transcends well beyond the goth dancefloor. This is LP also includes and additional 3 songs 7". (Mass Media Records #35)

SOFT KILL - An Open Door LP
Soft Kill's seminal LP "An Open Door" re-issue has finally come into fruition. Originally released on Fast Weapons Records. This vinyl re-issue features new artwork by founding drummer Justin Gradin and is limited to red vinyl. Do Not miss out on this beautiful work of art from beginning to end. Cold, dark, depressing post punk from beginning to end. Echoing vocals and haunting atmospheric guitars will transport you back to the eighties. Heavily influenced by the dark sounds of Chameleons in many ways will evoke a mood of the past but in our modern day. Instant post punk classic. (Mass Media Records #65)

LOCK - The Cycle 7" (with download)
America's favorite new sensation, LOCK, hailing from Los Angeles, CA plays a muscular style of hardcore with ferocious intensity. If you heard the demo from last year and dug it, this ep will surely blow your head all the way off your body. Members of C°nditi°n, Doses and Fury. For fans of American punk music. 1st pressing is 800 copies on black and 200 on purple housed in a glued pocket sleeve with a lyrics insert and digital download card. Recorded by Mike Kriebel, mastered by Will Killingsworth with art by Kris Kirk. (Iron Lung Records #77)

PRIVATE ROOM - Life Com 7" (with download)
The first release for PRIVATE ROOM. It's the new WALLS band. Better songs, worse attitude. Strong. A 2 song single to hold you until the LP drops later this year. The second 7" in the new series strictly limited to 300 copies ever. Black vinyl, stamped sleeve and labels. (Iron Lung Records #76)

DWARVES - Free Cocaine 1986 to 1988 LPx2
Originally released by Recess in 1999, this much sought after package is back with new art and a suave ass gatefold jacket! Mixing Lucifer's Crank, Toolin' For a Warm Teabag and other early Dwarves singles, EPs and unreleased tracks, this is the noise rock Dwarves at their most untamed. Zero production value, maximum profanity. (Recess Records #51)

PRIMITIVE MAN/NORTHLESS - split LP
Milwaukee doom powerhouse NORTHLESS and Denver's PRIMITIVE MAN collide on a split that could bring down the heavens itself. PRIMITIVE MAN: Denver's Primitive Man's music matches its name: a savage, sparse mix of death metal, blackened noise, and doom riffs. The three-piece was formed in February of 2012 by Ethan Lee McCarthy, Jonathan Campos, and Bennet Kennedy (all current and former members of Vermin Womb, Withered, Clinging To The Trees of A Forest Fire, Death of Self and Reproacher). All of Ethan McCarthy's projects have been prolific, and Primitive Man is no exception - the band released four splits between 2013 and 2015, and dropped another bombshell of nihility in 2015 with its Relapse EP Home Is Where The Hatred Is. Despite their primeval, bludgeoning approach, Primitive Man wouldn't exist without their savage awareness of modern humanity: simultaneously old and new, atavistic and groundbreaking, Primitive Man stands to redefine current conceptions of hope, faith, and metal music. NORTHLESS: Northless deals in volume. Great, shuddering washes of sound and texture, pummeling rhythms and intense guitars. Hate. Anger. Pain. Disillusionment. Abuse. Formed in 2007 by Erik Stenglein, Northless is a reaction to the erosion of the future. Drawing influence from various heavy sounds, Northless has placed a boot firmly in the realm of sludge and doom. 1000 copies of the album were pressed: 700 black and 300 on transparent green vinyl. All include gatefold covers and a digital download code. (Halo of Flies Records #82)

TOTEM SKIN - Weltschmerz LP
Sweden's TOTEM SKIN follows up its critically acclaimed debut full-length, Still Waters Run Deep, with its sophomore album, Weltschmerz. Totem Skin delivers seven new tracks of blackened crust and screamo hardcore goodness. The band creates a dark, atmospheric soundscape that ranges from raw aggression to doomy heaviness pierced by emotional vocals. Prepare yourself to be rolled over and left behind with an open mouth and bloody ears. ffo converge, trap them, planks, etc Deranged, feral and bloodthirsty - Weltschmerz is a beast of an album that deserves a spot on many year end lists. 300 copies were pressed, all on GREEN vinyl. Each includes full color covers, insert, and a download code. (Halo of Flies Records #83)

V/A - Purity Control 7" compilation
A celebration of the X-Files and our undying love for the truth that's still out there. Six artists contribute two minutes or less to scratch the itch of our undying nostalgia. Featuring surf from THEE WILT CHAMBERLAIN (Orlando, FL, members of Maximino), postpunk electrogrit from LIEUTENANT DANCE (Columbus, OH, members of Placenta Clause and Hookers Made Out Of Cocaine), lusty folkpunk from JAMES DEAN DEATH CULT (Chicago and Brooklyn, members of Black Bear/Brown Bear), a mutant murder ballad from JASON DOUGLASS SWEARINGEN (Chicago, IL, member of Turnspit), a postpunk devotional from WHITE COKE (Chicago, IL, member of Autonomy, editor of No Friends Zine) and conceptual poetry from ADRIENNE DODT (Chicago, IL, published by Damask Press, contributes to Spoon River Poetry Review). Takes you through all Syndicate approved emotions, with a few songs that call out specific episodes, a few tracks about the series as a whole, a surf version of the title theme, and a tribute to hunky Mitch Pileggi. Probably more fun than the actual tenth season of the X-Files. Each record is numbered out of 500 and includes a digital download. (What's For Breakfast Records #5)

RETRETES - Aguantando Como Pueda 7"
After two excellent demos released in limited quantities by grabaciones PURO PEDO out of Monterrey, Mexico, RETRETES delivered a third demo limited to a mere 35 copies that WGM is now presenting to the world in vinyl format. Dirty and trashy garage punk rock basura with just the right amount of catchy, snotty melodies with tons of grit to back it up. RETRETES play self-styled punk rock that is a great musical addition to a city with a long standing history of great bands. A perfect reflection of living a life that is as equally hostile to you as you are to it, trying to kill the boredom with rock'n'roll, only hating your loved ones a little less than everyone else. (World Gone Mad Records #6)

REPTOIDES - s/t 7"
The first appearance of REPTOIDES on vinyl after two killer and exceedingly limited demos released by Grabaciones PURO PEDO continuing their blown out, shrill, trashy hardcore punk. Hailing from the desert city of Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, REPTOIDES fit in but sit distinctly with other heavy hitters from that region, such as RATAS DEL VATICANO or TERCER MUNDO. 4 tracks that hit like a distorted laser gun. Completely mutant, pummeling and incinerating guitar and bass with pounding drums. Songs that will, with any luck, get them abducted from intergalactic space reptilians to escape this shit planet of ours. (World Gone Mad Records #7)

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - Inflammable Material 7"
Limited to 300 copies this 7" has new version of Still Little Fingers doing 4 classic Stiff Little Fingers songs. (Punkerama Records #19)

FACEDOWNINSHIT- s/t tape cassette
These are the earliest recordings of Facedowninshit. Taken from 3 releases from there incarnation in 1999-2001. 3 of the members were in Rent America in the mid 90's from Goldsboro and very close friends. A little after their move to Greensboro and along with Jason Crumer they formed. They were very involved with Earth First and Food Not Bombs and the infamous Lee Street punk house. Lyrics ranged from class issues and personal stuggles. The original line up was Kevin Henderson, bass and vocals. Kevin was in Attitude Problem after and most recently FANG in the east bay. Chris Newsom, guitar and vocals who left after the crimes against humanity, Shit Bloody Shit CD. Chris later played in UWHARRIA and BUILDINGS TO DUST before moving to S.F. Jason Crumer, guitar and vocals and does a noise label out of Baltimore. Ryan Wolfe aka "wolfie" who played drums and sang vocals. He is currently in WINDHAND out of RVA. Minus Chris Newsom they had a few line ups of guitarists but always remained the 3 original members and they ended as a 3 piece. They went on to release "passing times" on Crime Thinc and then there final release nothing positive only negative on Relapse. Theres 8 songs on this cassette. "into the woods" is taken from "Aint a fucking demo", "Cinders" taken from the split with Electric Cold Fire. "Doused spirits","Bleeding in the streets", "Rigid limbs", "Distant cries"," Broken Hands" and "Born in fucking chains", are from the long out of print "Concrete World" LP. (Yage Records #1)

EXPIRE - Old Songs LP
Milwaukee, WI's finest is gearing up to release their third full-length later in 2016, but before they do that, they're looking back at some of the material they first made their name on. In 2011, Expire was a young and feisty quartet scraping their way through some of the most fierce and fresh hardcore around. "Old Songs" collects that era's material onto one convenient release for fans, including their first two EPs and their contributing track to the 2012 "America's Hardcore" compilation. LP includes digital download. (Bridge Nine Records #235)

THE WILDING INCIDENT - Prey For The Wolfpack 7"
The Wilding Incident is one of the New York hardcore scene's most revered new bands, with an aggressive finesse and artful flare that distills the very essence from which hardcore was born. Lyrically, the band is politically charged, taking its name from the Central Park jogger case, wherein five young men of color were sent to prison for a horrible crime they didn't commit. The self-produced release was recorded in Brooklyn over the last year, mixed bi-coastally and hones a distinctive aesthetic as authentic as the city streets it was birthed on. 7" includes digital download. (Reaper Records #76)

IGNITE - Past Our Means LP
Ignite is a band reminiscent of those that made Rev the quintessential hardcore label it became in the late '80s and early '90s. Such bands as No For An Answer, Uniform Choice, Gorilla Biscuits, Sick Of It All, Quicksand, Inside Out, Youth Of Today, etc., flavored with the sounds of '90s SoCal punk rock, paved the way for Ignite. "Past Our Means" showcases Ignite's talent for playing fast, furious and great sing-along songs. New pressing now available on purple vinyl with one additional track. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Revelation Records #54)

PIECE BY PIECE - Go Die 7" flexi
Piece By Piece was formed by Nick Jett (Terror/Carry On) in the early 2000s shortly after Carry On broke up and right before Terror was formed. "Go Die" features five brand-new songs of Piece By Piece's finely tuned formula of punishing hardcore with catchy leads and fiercely honest vocals. For fans of Rotting Out, Terror, Angel Dust and Suicidal Tendencies. Limited edition of 500 copies. (War Records #2)

(restock) BLASPHEMY - Fallen Angel of Doom... LP (gatefold) (picture disc with red covers)
(restock) BLASPHEMY - Fallen Angel of Doom... LP (gatefold) (black vinyl with black covers)
(restock) BLASPHEMY - Fallen Angel of Doom... LP (gatefold) (white vinyl with white covers)
"Fallen Angel of Doom...." is a monument of the black metal genre and still holds the magic that inspired an entire subgenre of black metal globally from Beherit in Finland, Abhorer in Singapore, Braindead in Malaysia, Impurity in Brazil, Dead Christ in the UK, Naked Whipper in Germany, to countless others. NWN and Ross Bay Cult are very proud to unearth this classic album once again on various LP formats. Picture disc version has 4 different B Side images. (Nuclear War Now Records #69)

Descriptions for 3/5/16

ARCTIC FLOWERS - Remix LP
March 25th street date. Portland peace punk/deathrock hybrid Arctic Flowers have amassed an impressive roster of underground and punk musicians to compile their Remix LP, out now on Deranged Records. The 12_ vinyl contains the band's first 3-song EP followed by four remixes. The digital download of the album supplies an extra five remix tracks that could not fit onto the vinyl (a vinyl purchase comes with a code to download the extra five songs). The Remix LP furthers expands Arctic Flowers' crossover appeal into postpunk, goth, and even industrial dance club territory. The assemblage of remixes here from folks in Soft Kill, Toxic Holocaust, Rubella Ballet, Cadaver em Transe, and others range from ultra-dancey (the Sid Truelove of Rubella Ballet remix of "Technicolor Haze"), to uber-gothy (the Soft Kill remix), to 80s dance (the Alex Cuervo of Espectrostatic/Hex Dispensers mix) - even to dub (the Cadaver em Transe remix by Pato). A few of the takes on "Technicolor Haze" - especially the Sid Truelove/"Dayglo" and Alex Cuervo remixes - seem ready made for the club floor. The Gold Zippers' "Purple Clouds" remix is a deeply atmospheric gothic meditation. The Soft Kill remix at the end is a really doomy, almost Killing Joke-ish dirge that not unsurprisingly sounds a bit like an Arctic Flowers/Blessure Grave collaboration! A fun and interesting experiment the Flowers have here, an LP featuring punk, industrial, and gothic versions of their songs. (Deranged Records #285)

OAF - s/t 7"
Debut 7" from newish Vancouver hardcore band. Evil riffs, raw tone, driving beats and manic vocals. Expressing the stress anxiety and rage of living in an insane world. Stuck in a web of violence and oppression, on the bottom of a hierarchy where capital is the sole representation of power and influence. Seeing the game for what it is and understand that in a dying world you must CHEAT 2 SURVIVE. (Deranged Records #281)

CRETINS - Meat 7"
CRETINS rear their ugly heads yet again with six new cuts of destructive hardcore punk on "Meat". This is a completely savage recording that harnesses the pure hatred of Poison Idea and depraved genius of Cleveland's finest into one crushing EP. This is not the safe, easygoing, or experimental garbage that has crept into HC punk in recent years. CRETINS' approach here is simple - hard hitting and forceful songwriting with lyrics that espouse a clear distaste for humanity. Executed much faster and tighter than previous material, if there's one CRETINS release to end it all to, "Meat" surely wins out. (Deranged Records #280)

SPAZZ - Sweatin' to the Oldies CD
Hardcore punk "Power Violence" pioneers from the Bay Area, California. 64 tracks from 1993-1996 compiled from splits with Charles Bronson, Brutal Truth, Rupture, Floor and more plus the debut EP, tracks from a bunch of comps including "Better Read Than Dead" and live at KFJC and 924 Gilman St. Everything remastered, or in some cases mastered for the first time by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound. Originally released on Slap A Ham Records in 1997 and out of print for 15 years. (Tank Crimes Records #90 CD)

SPAZZ - Sweatin' 3: Skatin', Satan & Katon CD
Hardcore punk "Power Violence" pioneers from the Bay Area, California. 67 tracks from 1995-1998 compiled from splits with 25 Ta Life, Lack of Interest, Hirax, Black Army Jacket, Gob and more plus the "Tastin' Spoon" EP and tracks from a bunch of comps including "Short Music for Short People" and the original motion picture soundtrack for Gummo. Everything remastered, or in some cases mastered for the first time by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound. Originally released on Slap A Ham Records in 2001 and out of print for 10 years. (Tank Crimes Records #91 CD)

THE SHRINE - Rare Breed tape cassette
"Sounds like Jimi Hendrix on a skateboard" - someone in their hometown of Venice Beach, California. 3rd album licensed for cassette release from Century Media. (Tank Crimes Records #93 TP)

NO FRIENDS (MAGA)ZINE #2 with SIAMESE TWINS/PLASTIC/MACE/UFUX 7" compilation
Interviews with Australia's uncertain rock'n'roll saviors ROYAL HEADACHE, Bay Area sociopolitical comedian, former host of Totally Biased and current host of The United Shades of America, W. KAMAU BELL, Chicago's own post-punk/goth darlings STARING PROBLEM, Spain's infectious, melodic, broody punks JUANITA Y LOS FEOS, Germany's gruff-n-melodic HELL AND BACK, founding member of the CURE and member through the Disintegration album, LOL TOLHURST, Milwaukee emotional punks, and local scene workhorses MARCY, Macedonia's favorite post-punk/dance anarchists BERNAY'S PROPAGANDA, Bay Area based sex worker legal aid resource RED LIGHT LEGAL, and St. Louis' angular and driven punks TRAUMA HARNESS. We also have a report on the NORTHERN ISOLATION fest in Minnesota from earlier in the year, and a great tour journal from Chicago, BOILERMAN - not to mention a sea of columns, photographs, and the hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of reviews of all the music, zines, and books we've received in the past few months. FLEXI RECORD: We decided to try something different for this flexi. Instead of two bands with two songs each, we're giving you a new and exclusive track by FOUR different bands - all of which have direct connections to our hometown of Chicago. The record features music by the ethereal post-punks SIAMESE TWINS, brain damaged synth punks PLASTIC, the raging hardcore of basement dwellers MACE, and the beer-soaked garage hardcore of UFUX. (No Friends Magazine #2)

THE FREEZE - Someone's Bleeding 7"
A brand new four song 7"ep from one of Boston's first and longest running punk bands; The Freeze. Since 1979 The Freeze has been putting out their own unique style of punk rock coupled with Clf Hanger's maniacal lyrics. This new 7" is no exception. Trust me, they have not lost a beat in over three decades. This 4 songs ep features two newly [unreleased] recorded songs; "Someone's Bleeding", "No More Idols" and two older [unreleased versions] of classics: "So Long Ago" and "Sacrifice Not Suicide". Since 1979 The Freeze have headlined and shared the stage with too many greats to name. Social Distortion, UK Subs, The Misfits (with Danzig) Walk Among Us tour, Dead Kennedy's (6-8 times with Biafra), Black Flag (Dez singing in the Jealous Again tour), Agent Orange, GG Allin, The Adolescents, Angelic Upstarts, The Dickies, Circle Jerks and that's just the tip. They just returned from a big European tour and next month [March] start on a US Tour. It's cold outside because The Freeze are back! (Dr. Strange Records #135)

MUTANT CROSS - Filthy Hounds 7" flexi
Once again, these San Jose freaks deliver the goods. Noxious and creepy punk - hateful rhythms and a menacing presentation all creeping around the room to the 1-2-1-2 that you know you love. This is the underground, and sometimes MUTANT CROSS is mysterious because it's actually weird as shit. So get amongst this before it fades away. Ex members of MORPHEME, YADOKAI and METH SORES. (Life Sucker Productions #7)

DESGRACIADOS - s/t 7"
Fast and intense hardcore en Espa˝ol from Calgary/Vancouver, with glaring influences such as YDI, IV REICH or ESKORBUTO. DESGRACIADOS was born out frustration and despair, taking a firm stance against the structures that oppress. It is an anti-authoritarian, anti-everything message that will not stand for false leaders or promises. Split release with Mind Control Records. (Life Sucker Productions #8)

INFERNAL SLAVE - Oppressed By Inferior Cassette
Filthy reel of tape. Evil, oppressive black metal from San Jose that nods it's head towards the obvious classics but also has a mid-tempo stomp that calls to mind the more ugly sounds of bands like BONE AWL or RASPBERRY BULBS. 20 minutes of no-nonsense, teeth kicking black metal shrouded in tape hiss and with some eerie synth to boot. (Life Sucker Productions #9 TP)

TORSO - Sono Pronta A Morire LP
Domestic version of this LP out now. TORSO was born out of the HOLY & Punch's US tour together in 2013 and the result is a fearsome new band going on into one direction: heavy, hitting, punch you in the face unholy political hardcore. "Sono Pronta A Morire" is their first pulverizing full-lenght following last year's 7" "Community Psychosis". (Sorry State Records #76)

URGENCY - Raw Purpose 7"
Lower Central Valley straight edge band Urgency started out in 2014 and released a five song demo in December 2014, that showcased their aggressive and fast youthcrew sound. In the Summer, the five members, Cruz A. (vocals), Dane M. (bass), Jae B. and Dak F. (guitars) and Ismail R. (drums), went into the Atomic Garden studios to record five new songs with Jack Shirley, for their debut 7" on Commitment. The band came out with even more aggressive and harder sounding songs, songs that mixed the hooks of Side By Side, the breaks of Breakdown and the fury of Infest - the EP is called 'Raw Purpose' for a reason. With lyrics dripping with anger and questioning fake friendships and promoting the edge, Urgency do their name justice. The 7" comes on two colours (black and blue - no coindence) in cover art done by Chad Lawson. (Commitment Records #49)

NO THANKS - s/t 7"
No Thanks was started early 2013 by Brandon Smith (vocals, drummer of Thought Crime) and Skyler Storm (guitar, of Steady Mobbin) to put Oklahoma Straight Edge back on the map, to bring the spirit of '88 in the Oklahoma hardcore scene. The two recorded a 6-song demo, that was released digitally in July 2013. In the meantime, Brandon and Skyler had managed to put a full line-up together, and No Thanks played its first official show at the Endless Summer Fest in Tulsa, OK, the same month. No Thanks played some other shows in the Summer, and a demo tape release show in November. The band started working on songs for their debut 7", which was delayed due to several line-up changes and a long period of in activity. No Thanks started playing local shows again late 2014, and released their 7 song debut 7" on Dutch straight edge label Commitment Records in September 2015. No Thanks play energetic youthcrew hardcore, with songs touching not only the usual subjects like the benefits of a drugfree lifestyle and friendship, but also questioning the position of women in our society, the way people behave on the internet and the struggle those who are less fortunate have to deal with in our society. The record comes on black (100 copies) and blue viinyl (200 copies), in artwork done by Ev of Mindset/React! Records fame. (Commitment Records #48)

FULL OF HELL & MERZBOW - Sister Fawn LP
One time only pressing (1000 copies in total) of the conclusory chapter of the acclaimed FULL OF HELL - MERZBOW collaboration. These five tracks showcase FOH in a supporting role to Masami's dominant soundscapes. The harsh and rhythmic pounding consumes. (A389 Records #155.5)

MISCHIEF BREW - Bacchanal 'n' Philadelphia LP
So much has changed since Philadelphia folk-punk ensemble Mischief Brew self-released its first cassette demo nearly 16 years ago. Having toured the world many times over and laid out a complex set of blueprints for dozens of ways that punk bands can break the rules of instrumentation and collaboration, Erik Peterson and his friends and family show no sign of stopping. Bacchanal 'n' Philadelphia collects material from two long out-of-print works, their 2002 split album with folk singer Robert Blake (originally released on Alex Lemuria's Art of the Underground) and their long out of print 2003 EP Bakenal. Remastered by Carl Saff, this collection is limited to 1000 copies on clear, brown, black, lavender and trash marble vinyl. (Square of Opposition #76)

SLINGSHOT DAKOTA - Their Dreams Are Dead... LP
Beloved Bethlehem, PA keyboard-and-drum duo Slingshot Dakota self-released their sophomore LP back in 2007. Much to their surprise, it sold out quickly, and years of writing and touring followed, culminating in their third album Dark Hearts on Topshelf Records in 2012. Now, with another album in the works, Carly and Tom have turned to their friends and neighbors at Square of Opposition to reissue long out-of-print Their Dreams Are Dead. Limited to 300 copies on white vinyl with hand-screened covers. (Square of Opposition #78)

SNOWING - That Time I Sat in a Pile of Chocolate: A Retrospective LP
Lehigh Valley quintet Snowing were emo revivalists long before there was an emo revival. Shuffling off this mortal coil in 2011, they left only one full-length and the usual assortment of EPs, splits and comp tracks in their wake. That Time I Sat collects all of those miscellaneous tracks and releases in one place for the first time. The first pressing sold out in pre-order, damnit, so Square of Opposition Records is back with a second pressing of 500 new records, all on black vinyl, because who needs colored vinyl when you've got Snowing. (Square of Opposition #77)

GLITTER - Ancient Rome LP
Over the last two decades, as the guitarist for the Skywriters, the Snow Fairies, Men in Fur and more, Jayme Guokas has carved out a small and quirky vestibule for himself in the church of twee pop, influencing much better known bands as Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Literature. With the Skywriters having recently gotten the discography treatment from Jigsaw Records, and the Snow Fairies about to climb aboard the indie nostalgia express, it's time to check out Jayme's latest project, Glitter. Joined by former Snow Fairy Melissa Kramer, Glitter's second LP is a heron's nest of lyrical strangeness wrapped around smart pop hooks under a warm, woolen blanket of ethereal guitars, keyboards and harmonies. Drawing on the work of paleo-indie guitar bands from Television to Felt to Teenage Fanclub, while still keeping a toe in their twee past, Jayme and Melissa may have finally painted their masterpiece with Ancient Rome. Limited to 300 copies on gold vinyl. (Square of Opposition #74)

CRYBABY - Drag Me Under LP
Crybaby is a DIY trio from Philadelphia with a fondness for vintage screamo records that came out when they were in kindergarten. Whereas most contemporary emo revivalists stick to the softer side of the canon, emulating the Promise Ring and Texas is the Reason, Crybaby digs a little deeper, drawing upon earlier, less-accessible bands like Ordination of Aaron and Moss Icon. The results, while certainly catchy, are also a little darker and more interesting than you are liable to find among their peers. Limited to 300 copies on randmonized marble vinyl, with covers hand-screened on recycled material. Member of BEACH SLANG. (Square of Opposition #73)

MISCHIEF BREW - Bacchanal 'n' Philadelphia CD
The first two out-of-print studio releases from 2003 in one. The first six songs are from "Bellingham & Philadelphia," the split with Robert Blake originally released on Art Of The Underground Records. The rest are from the "Bakenal" EP (Fistolo), which propelled Mischief Brew into a steady touring act with its strange blend of punk, swing, country, and carnival music. Two classic, influential folk-punk records of the early 2000s put back together, completely remastered from the original tapes by Carl Saff. Vinyl by Square Of Opposition Records on several limited colors, with CD/digital by Fistolo. LP includes digital download. (Fistolo Records #39 CD).

MISCHIEF BREW - Smash The Windows LP
2005 debut LP remastered and reissued exclusively on 180 gram vinyl! "Smash The Windows" is a carnival-punk masterpiece, a menagerie of the bizarre combining anarcho-punk with Eastern-European folk, Django Reinhardt-esque swing, Beat-era jazz, Celtic balladry, and straight-up anthemic rock that somehow pulls off a mix of Johnny Cash, Chumbawamba, Morphine, Subhumans, and Tom Waits. Recorded in Brooklyn in 2004 by Danny Shatzky and Tamir Muskat (Balkan Beat Box, Firewater), this is more like a musical soundtrack, with characters and settings, than a traditional punk record. A digital download is included featuring never-before-heard outtakes. (Fistolo Records #40)

POWER FROM HELL - Devil's Whorehouse LP
For over a decade now, Brazil's POWER FROM HELL have been something of a cult institution in the metal underground. Their four albums to date have been highly coveted for their unapologetic simplicity and sinister aura, and now longtime fans HELLS HEADBANGERS step in to unleash their fifth album, Devil's Whorehouse! In many ways, Devil's Whorehouse is the perfect distillation of the POWER FROM HELL experience: immediately headbanging mini-anthems extolling the virtues of every evil, all draped in deliberately crude production that oozes atmosphere. Naturally, the band's moniker gives some clue as to where their allegiance and influences lay, but other "Class of '84" names like Bathory, Hellhammer, Japan's Sabbat, and very early Slayer should spell in no uncertain terms what kind of black METAL the duo of Sodomic and Tormentor favor most. But it's the ghostly yet still-aggressive aura surrounding Devil's Whorehouse that really sets POWER FROM HELL away from the pack, and closer to primitive isolationists like Countess, GRAVEWURM, and Canada's Megiddo. Enter Devil's Whorehouse and let the ancient ritual begin! (Hells Headbangers #163)

TOMBSTALKER - Black Crusades LP (gatefold)
Pressed on traditional black vinyl and clear vinyl with black splatter. Co-released by Hells Headbangers & Shadow Kingdom Records. A CD and Cassette version have been released by Shadow Kingdom Records (in stock below). Shadow Kingdom Records dug through the wastelands of Kentucky to find and sign, TOMBSTALKER! Established in 2008 these champions of chaos have been harnessing their unique blend of Black and Death Metal fury and are prepared to conquer all in their path. At its core lies a foundation of dark and venomous Death Metal in the vein of the early 90s Swedish pioneers, further injected with a heavy dose of BOLT THROWER that crushes like tank treads over fragile bones! They also have elements of evil Thrash Metal such as (early) SEPULTURA, dark melodic sense of DISSECTION or NECROPHOBIC, and lastly nods to early 80s UK and Scandinavian Hardcore. When it all comes to together it makes for one disgusting beast of a band! Their debut full-length album ?Black Crusades? is set to devastate the underground with its filth ridden, hammer crushing anthems of chaos. An unholy union of extreme metal accomplished without detracting from any one school this album makes for a refreshing take on classic sounds. Above all TOMBSTALKER represents the warrior spirit and evolution through conflict! There is only WAR! Recommended for fans of: ENTOMBED, BOLT THROWER, DISCHARGE, SEPULTURA, DISSECTION, UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC, ANTI-CIMEX, IMMORTAL, MOTORHEAD, etc. (Hells Headbangers #168)

APOKALYPTIC RAIDS - The Third Storm: World War III LP
At long last, HELLS HEADBANGERS reissues on vinyl an underground classic so fitting of the format: APOKALYPTIC RAIDS' The Third Storm, originally released in 2005. From their moniker and iconography on down to their galloping, gut-busting thrust, Brazil's APOKALYPTIC RAIDS are the ultimate in Hellhammer/Celtic Frost worship. Raw, rabid, and unrepentant, their sound on The Third Storm is squarely between the namesake MLP by Hellhammer and Celtic Frost's eternal Morbid Tales. However, APOKALYPTIC RAIDS' old-school attack is not meant as a rip-off; rather, it is a reverential homage to a classic era and two classic bands, done with a thorough understanding of these ancient metal masters. Here, with their third album, the band incorporated a greater concentration of more traditional-minded metal and speed metal, proudly declared at both the beginning AND end of the album by "I'm a Metal Head." Despite this relative "advancement", The Third Storm still sounds lke it could've just as easily come out in 1985. Now, courtesy of HELLS HEADBANGERS, return to the darkest past and unleash The Third Storm! (Hells Headbangers Records #157)

ARMOURED ANGEL - Communion LP
All copies pressed on BLUE VINYL with band photo silkscreened on side B of the record. As longtime fans of the band, HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present a special vinyl pressing of ARMOURED ANGEL's Communion demo. Formed in 1982 and disbanding in 2001, ARMOURED ANGEL were Australia's very first extreme metal band - and for many years, one of its only ones. Originally released in 1990 on cassette tape, Communion was the band's third demo, and arguably it is here where they nailed the signature ARMOURED ANGEL sound: patient, pulsing, and largely mid-tempo death metal rife with nuance and molten power to spare. Contemporaries could be likened to Bolt Thrower, Asphyx, and Gorefest, but there's always been a certain clarity of expression to ARMOURED ANGEL that favorably compares to later Amebix, and nowhere is this more apparent than on Communion. And although they would only release one album - and quite belatedly, at that - it was always the short-length format where ARMOURED ANGEL excelled most. The four-song Communion stands as a testament to this fact, and more so the endearing legacy of one of heavy metal's true cult favorites. Partake in Communion for the first time ever on vinyl! (Hells Headbangers Records #38)

ABYSMAL LORD - Disciples Of The Inferno LP
Following up last year's critically acclaimed Storms of Unholy Black Mass mini-LP, ABYSMAL LORD are set to unleash a hellstorm of evil vengeance with their highly anticipated debut album, Disciples of the Inferno. Ever aptly titled, Disciples of the Inferno sees ABYSMAL LORD going from strength to strength, carrying forth the foul 'n' filthy rudiments of their opening EP - bestial frequencies, vomit vox, and nuclear explosions of noise - into a longer and more defiant format. The recording is sharper and more exacting, ably amplifying the pounding, pulsing torrent of black/death supremacy. The songwriting, in kind, is more angular and antagonizing, utilizing the classic bestial metal schematic of OTT explosion and forward propulsion and then malforming it into morbid, miasmic shapes. Similarly, the band's lyricism continues on the same sinful path as Storms of Unholy Black Mass; song titles like "Temple of Perversion," "Black Liturgy," and "Tormenting the Virgin" should say more than enough. Hailing the iron command of Blasphemy, Black Witchery, and Proclamation, the album may not be reinventing the wheel, but it's continually being pushed - and hard. Utterly barbaric and unrepentantly so, ABYSMAL LORD are the true Disciples of the Inferno, and their sermon begins now. (Hells Headbangers Records #165)

CEMETERY LUST - Screams Of The Violated LP
Quietly released in 2012, CEMETERY LUST's Screams of the Violated debut soon became a modern classic with those underground-dwelling souls who had the good fortune to hear it. Now, HELLS HEADBANGERS makes this gem of grisly, gnarly metal widely available on both CD and LP formats! Hailing from the fertile Portland, Oregon scene, CEMETERY LUST perfected their style of '80s-leaning thrash/speed/death metal over the course of four demos, and then dropped the bomb that is Screams of the Violated as their debut album. Honoring the ancient ways without being mere retro-retread, the band nods equally to both old German thrash as they do the early San Francisco speed metal scene, as well as integrating a fair bit of South American proto-death, altogether making for a quick-hitting yet extremely catch slab of good, dark fun. Hear the Screams of the Violated and feed your CEMETERY LUST! (Hells Headbangers Records #135)

BAT - Primitive Age LP
OUT NOW ON HELLS HEADBANGERS! All copies pressed on GREY VINYL with silkscreened artwork on side B of the record. In anticipation for their forthcoming debut album on HELLS HEADBANGERS, the unholy BAT are releasing their Primitive Age demo onto 12" vinyl. Originally released during late 2013, Primitive Age introduced BAT to the world with a bang: crude 'n' rude speed metal wreckage done in the truest, most timeless fashion. Then again, BAT comprises metal lifers, their impressive lineup featuring ex-DRI drummer Felix Griffin, Municipal Waste's Ryan Waste on vocals and bass, and Volture's Nick Poulos on guitar. Already, they've taken their thirst for blood on the road, touring this past summer with Canada's Chainbreaker, and unleashing Primitive Age material on rabid headbangers everywhere. But this is only the start, as BAT are writing both a new 7" as well as their debut album for HELLS HEADBANGERS. Beware of the BAT and enter the Primitive Age! (Hells Headbangers Records #31)

DIAVOLOS - You Lived Now Die LP
HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present DIAVOLOS' debut album, You Lived, Now Die. Although technically a "new" band and You Lived, Now Die their first recorded release, DIAVOLOS comprise among their members metal vets Tas Danazoglou (Satan's Wrath, ex-Electric Wizard) and Taneli Jarva (ex-Impaled Nazarene, ex-Sentenced). Fittingly, the quintet's You Lived, Now Die is an unabashed throwback to the original wave of 1980s death metal, long before blastbeats and gore became de rigeur. Think early Onslaught, Death during their Mantas days, Metal Blade-era Slayer, debut-era Bathory, Master, and of course Possessed. However, the album is all about creation rather than replication, and creation can only come from diehards who lived and breathed and bled this kind of music back when it was in its infancy. Let the blood spill as You Lived, Now Die! (Hells Headbangers Records #158)

INVOCATION SPELLS - Descendent The Black Throne LP
All copies pressed on beer colored vinyl with heavy black splatter. Forever on the hunt for the foulest sounds in the metal underground, HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present INVOCATION SPELLS' second album, Descendent The Black Throne. Released earlier this year in South America in a limited CD version, Descendent The Black Throne will be fittingly released on vinyl, CD, and cassette tape formats by HELLS HEADBANGERS. Hailing from the cult metal hotbed of Chile, INVOCATION SPELLS indeed invoke a potent 'n' poisonous spell here. Bestial metal, blackthrash, and especially classic speed metal all get dumped into the duo's ever-bubbling cauldron, then shot forth with a filth 'n' fury that can only come from South America. The recording crucially finds the balance between fuck-off raw and clear/cutting, with each incensed-yet-impassioned note ringing out through the sulfurous haze before mangling the mind with quintessentially Chilean diabolism. At eight compact songs, Descendent The Black Throne wastes no time and demands repeat invocation, each galloping anthem spelling absolute possession. INVOCATION SPELLS descend the black throne and command obeisance... (Hells Headbangers Records #164)

JAGGED VISIONS - Beyond the Serpents Touch 7"
The debut 7" from Connecticut's Jagged Visions will hit you like a mace during a medieval battle to the death. Current and ex-members of Palehorse, Stab You In The Head and Laid 2 Rest deliver painfully heavy metalcore that is heavily influenced by the bands they grew up listening to; Integrity, All Out War, Overcast, Dissolve and Hatebreed. Metallic guitar crunch and screaming, anguished vocals take you through five crushing tracks that seem to have themes centered around Norse and Old English mythology. Jagged Visions brings these tracks in such a '90s metalcore style that they could've easily been featured on the first "East Coast Assault" CD compilation. 7" includes digital download and is limited to 500 copies. (Trip Machine Records #26)

PALEHORSE - Rumors of War 7"
With their first new material in nine years, Connecticut's Palehorse follows up their Bridge 9 LP "Amongst The Flock" with their pummeling Ringworm-meets-NYHC approach. Five tracks that continue down their well designed combination of the Clevo Holy Terror sound with a fair amount of metallic NYHC thrown into the brew. Introspective lyrics dealing with both personal and worldly issues. 7" includes digital download. (Trip Machine Records #27)

(restock) NO FRIENDS #1 with LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS/AUSMETEANTS split 7" flexi
Interviews with Martin Sorrondeguy (Los Crudos, Capitalist Kids, Trance, Ray Creature, Slugbugs, and lots more... 96 pages! (No Friends #1)

(restock) MISCHIEF BREW - The Stone Operation LP
Ask 11 people what kind of music Mischief Brew is, and you'll get 11 different genres: from folk punk to Gypsy-punk, pirate music to circus music to none of the above. And after 11 years and several split albums, EPs, and collaborations, the band is releasing their third proper studio album, "The Stone Operation." In a church-turned-studio way outside of Philadelphia, the songs were recorded loud and fast on tour-battered gear, fiercely strummed banjos, and trashy drum kits more suited for a fairground organ. All the flare of past Mischief Brew recordings is there: junk percussion, drunken mandolin-playing, linocut imagery in a lyric book that strangely resembles an early edition of "Grimm's Household Tales." But those are just spices and ornaments, not the main dish - and the main course on "The Stone Operation" is raging hot. Here we have 11 (er, 12) songs about drunken trespassers, street-performers, Trick-or-Treaters, train hoppers, jugglers, clowns, card playing ghosts...and watching the TV show "Dallas" during Soviet rule in Romania. If it is a "Folk Punk" record, then it may be the first one to have a track reserved exclusively for cowbell... or, to use the word "Caco-daemon" in the lyrics... or, to have a song with a doom metal outro... (Fistolo Records #31)

(restock) MODERN PROBLEMS - Foolish Times LP
After 2 7" ep releases and a couple of cassettes, Modern Problems is finally ready to unleash their full length LP on the world. Their sound is a blend of the best parts of Uniform Choice, Youth of Today and early 2000's east coast straight edge. (Not Like You Records #10)

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

(discounted price) ECONOCHRIST - discography CDx2
Ebullition has decided to lower the price of this amazing discography CD in an attempt to get some more of these out into the world before the CD format disappears forever. A classic. And a great deal for a double CD that includes every single Econochrist song that was ever released! This double CD discography features forty-one Econochrist songs. It includes the Ruination LP, the Trained To Serve LP, the Skewed 7", the Another Victim 7", the It Runs Deep 7", as well as the songs from the Give Me Back comp LP, the Very Small World comp LPx2, the What Are You Pointing At? comp 10", and the songs from the split 7" that Econochrist did with The Detonators. (Ebullition Records #37 CD)

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

JOHN HENRY WEST - Door Bolted Shut LP (comes with bonus CD)
Comes with a special 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)