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GHOUL - Dungeon Bastards LP (gatefold)
Dungeon Bastards is the long-anticipated new full-length from Creepsylvanian splatterthrashers, GHOUL! The eleven-track audio abduction (and their fifth overall) was recorded and mixed by Scott Evans (Kowloon Walled City) at Antisleep Studios in Oakland, California, mastered by Dan Randall (Impaled, Toxic Holocaust) at Mammoth Sound in California, and comes adorned in the ghoulightful graphics of Mark W. Richards of Heavy Hand Illustration). With Dungeon Bastards, the world's most revered hooded cannibals will rip your flesh with speed and riffs... before eating it. Gatefold LP opens to a board game, lyric sheet, download card and limited colored vinyl also included. (Tank Crimes Records #96)

DENY THE CROSS - Alpha Ghoul LP
Powerviolence collaboration, DENY THE CROSS, which joins current and past members of Spazz, Black Army Jacket, Agents Of Satan, Municipal Waste, and Discordance Axis, release their vicious eighteen-track debut, Alpha Ghoul, this Summer via Tankcrimes Records. Paying its respects to the likes of Assück, Napalm Death, Crossed Out and Gauze, DENY THE CROSS' Alpha Ghoul is appropriately short, fast and loud. Guitar, bass, and vocal tracks were captured by Greg Wilkinson (Pallbearer, Vastum) at Earhammer Studios in California with drums recorded by Chris Pierce (Rorschach, Night Birds) at his studio in New Jersey. Includes art and design by Mark McCoy of Charles Bronson / Youth Attack. Digital download card included as well as limited colored vinyl for stores. (Tank Crimes Records #95)

CULT VALUES - s/t LP (UPC 734463100006)
Cult Values was formed in October 2014 in Berlin as an international collaboration between people from the USA, New Zealand, Austria and Germany. After recording a much acclaimed demo in 2015 (out on Berlin's own Static Age Rec.) and a line up change on drums right after, CV started playing tons of shows in Germany and the periphery as well as writing songs for an LP. Said record was finally recorded in December 2015 by Tobias Lill and scheduled for release July 2016 on Deranged Records. Musically, there is something very early American hardcore meets post-punk about their sound, defined by fast, melodic, and confident guitar play reminiscent of Articles of Faith and more recently Criminal Code. Cult Values deliver 10 tracks of potent dark hardcore that will surely leave those hungry for a solid contemporary take on a classic sound quite satisfied. (Deranged Records #291)

TENEMENT - s/t LP
After the release of last year's highly anticipated double LP masterpiece, "Predatory Headlights," comes a new 12" EP by the Wisconsin punk outfit known as Tenement. This self-titled record includes the newly mastered 5-song tour EP only previously released to a limited 50 cassettes, as well as two new unreleased tracks. Like most Tenement releases, this record transitions willingly into a different side of the band, one that's a little less punk and a little more pop. It's a sound that's been poking it's way through the band's decade long tarp, finally stretching a hole large enough to crawl out of. The band has always stayed steadfast to being one big polychromatic puzzle. No singular record can properly portray their musical identity as a whole. Here lies yet another piece to the ongoing puzzle, a puzzle many fans surely hope won't get solved anytime soon. (Deranged Records #289)

EXTREME NOISE TERROR - Phonophobia LP + bonus live LP
Ladies and gentlemen, here we go again! Agipunk is stunningly happy to announce the repress of one of the masterpieces of the early era UK crustcore. Phonophobia is a record that inspired thousands of dirty punks all over the world, and having the chance to re-release it is such a honour for us. I don't think we need to introduce this record and this band to any of the people who are reading these lines, but a few words are necessary to explain the value of this product. Phonophobia has originally been recorded and mixed at Southern Studios in London in August 1991. This version has been remixed and remastered by Dean Jones and Phil Vane with additional production at Springvale Studios in Ipswich in October 2009. The sonic assault is now more than ever ear damaging, so prepare your turntable and your eardrums for this final violent assault! Limited Edition of 300 copies will have an extra vinyl (in red wax) that will contain 11 superb live tracks recorded from the soundboard at Adam & Eve's, Leeds on 16/04/1986. (Agipunk Records #111B)

TORSO - Community Psychosis LP (one sided)
LIMITED TOUR EDITION including their first 7" ep "Community Psychosis" + 2 bonus tracks from the demo, screenprinted side B and clear vinyl! Fast vegan straight edge band featuring members of Punch from California and Holy from Italy, they sound like Youth of Today playing Totalitar. Don't miss them on their upcoming European tour this summer! (Agipunk Record #112)

MAN IS THE BASTARD: BASTARD NOISE - The Honesty Shop LP
Pink colored vinyl. For the past 25 years, BASTARD NOISE has articulated it's mission between the spectrum of sheer, primitive "caveman electronics" to the spectral fascination of man's ridiculous "legend in his own mind'" status and regression through technology. With over 90 releases to date, enter the brand new full length LP by Bastard Noise titled "The Honesty Shop". Two long form compositions at nearly 20 minutes each that were custom designed, arranged, recorded, mixed and professionally edited by Michael Rozon ("THE RED LIST", "A CULTURE OF MONSTERS", "SKULLDOZER" and "ROGUE ASTRONAUT" to name a few). This time around the line-up of Bastard Noise consists of New York based sound designer/performer Anthony Saunders and founding member Eric Wood. Vast, post Armageddon landscapes riddled with extremely dynamic geography that is crystal clear in delivery and accentuated with Wood's most brutal and extreme vocals to date. Cut by engineer master David Cheppa (NWA, GETO BOYS, BLACK FLAG, KRATWERK, etc.), "THE HONESTY SHOP" is a must have for all mutants addicted to hearing more in sound. Packaged in a screen printed, single pocket jacket including a screen printed insert (screened by our buds at Broken Press in Seattle!) containing lyrics, this release is limited to 400 copies on clear candy colored pink vinyl. (Robotic Empire Records #115)

UNINHABITABLE - s/t LP
Dark crusty punk metal from Asheville, NC. Caustic female vocals. Downtuned guitars. Uninhabitable add brief idylls of postpunk brooding and minimalism to their serrated crust-metal assault. A darkness pervades. The sonic equivalent of your throat filling up with blood on an absolutely still, grey day. Not a single note is wasted, as the band carefully builds towering spirals of intricate and labyrinthine metallics, before destroying the whole thing in fits of full-on rage multiplied by some truly top-notch vocal torture. Zen-like patience paired perfectly with berserker rage, the three songs on this album are full of ambition with not even the slightest hint of pretense. Ex-members of Kakistocracy. (Dead Tank Records #49)

ASCEND/DESCEND - Murdock Street LP
Ascend/Descend's debut release, Murdock Street, blends classic characteristics of old school hardcore punk with more modern influences. The result is the pissed off child of Modern Life is War, Cursed, with hints of Disfear. Vocalist Michelle Dugan recounts rising from tragedy and the burden of loss with an all-star band featuring members of American Nightmare, Lunglust, and Math The Band. This group is fast, heavy, to the point, and ready to add their name to the long list of heavy music legends known to their home city of Boston. (Dead Tank Records #52)

NOTHING OF MERIT - Well Oiled Machine 10"
The third record from Houston's Nothing of Merit comes in 10 inch form and features a multitude of styles. The first one out of the gate is a REPLACEMENTS like rocker with plenty of swagger that kinda starts the whole thing off. After that the record veers more into traditional punk territory fans of FEAR, CHANNEL THREE, or early TSOL should like this slab o wax. Cover art work is done by TOUCH AND GO's records own David Babbitt. Comes on flat black wax this is the third release from REASON FOR RESISTANCE records. (Reason For Resistance #1967)

MAD EXISTENCE - s/t 7"
Debut EP from Richmond young blood, MAD EXISTENCE. One of several vital hardcore bands currently keeping things moving in this otherwise slow southern town, M.E. bring you a familiar and classic sound that is both UK '82 and NY '88. These five tracks are eight minutes of relentless, powerful hardcore punk. (Grave Mistake/Vinyl Conflict Records #7)

SOLID SOUND - The Best Is Yet To Come 7"
Limited green vinyl. This skate rock combo was founded by scene veteran Ray Stevens II. Ray has been involved with the San Jose scene from the early days with his first band Los Olvidados to many others including The Faction, Drunk Injuns, Clay Wheels and so many more. This is RS2's first release and is destined to go down in skate rock history as a classic. 2 songs that while ready to fuel any skate session, are not just formulaic or stereotypical. RS2 is more than just blazing fast chords and frontside grinds. Features cover art by Santa Cruz Skateboards artist Jimbo Phillips. (Not Like You Records #8)

WASTE AWAY - s/t 7"
Precision powerviolence from Vancouver with a visceral ferocity akin to Crossed Out (while completely avoiding the cliche of being a stale contemporary clone). Low-end unrelenting blasts and mean sludgy slows the whole way through; this EP is a perfect followup to their punishing demo from 2013. Waste Away contains members of AHNA and Six Brew Bantha. (Diseased Audio Records #16)

DADS - Invisible Blouse 7"
This is a classic record from the Tampa container crate scene. Dads' Invisible Blouse is a statement of positive and willful self-annulment. Recorded live (in mom's garage, to no audience,) "Invisible Blouse" rises above nothing. Instead, the song is a self-assured mess, finding no disparity between its grime, its bleated vocals, and its Who-leaning guitar line. All plodding drums, tension, and mosquito buzz, "Homo Concentration" looks in the opposite direction, neck craned sharply downward. Together, the A and B side showcase Dads as a band persistent in their desire to be the band Dads. A classic single to be shelved alongside "I Was There At The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" and "Surfin' with Steve and E.D. Amin," Invisible Blouse is the idiot's anthem of the future. Dads have, for several years now, shared members and operated in parallel with a number of bands born of Tampa's underground music community including Merchandise, Cult Ritual, Neon Blud, and Church Whip, while also having retained a singular musical identity; of a piece with, but separate from the members' other bands. (Wharf Cat Records #8)

MICK BARR - Blespac 7"
On Blespec (Spathages) b/w Worthhnt (Rust Mine) 7", Mick Barr unleashes two technically masterful and dynamic tracks that straddle the progressive metal and free jazz genres. Both feature only Barr's maniacally fast guitar shredding and screamed vocals. This 7" is truly thrilling and sure to satisfy any fan of Mick Barr's solo output, his work with bands like Orthrelm, Krallice, or any of his numerous collaborative efforts. Edition of 300 records with jacket artwork by Sam Falls. Additional artists participating in this 7" series include Posse and Carson Cox. (Wharf Cat Records #28)

JILTED JOHN: JILTED JAM - Demos, Rehearsals And Gigs 1977-2008 LPx2 JILTED
JOHN is the legendary punk/new wave creation of Graham Fellows (nowadays better known as JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH) who's eponymous single was released back in 1978, rising to Number 4 in the UK charts and selling nearly half a million copies in the process, and became the most hated song by people called Gordon ever released with its anthemic "Gordon is a Moron" chant. The single was followed by cult classic album "TRUE LOVE STORIES", which has been name checked by many as a real inspiration to the likes of Jarvis Cocker and more with its concept album of the trials and tribulations of Jilted John's teenage angst. Fast forward to 2016, and August sees Fellows resurrect JILTED JOHN for his first official live performance in over 37 years at the legendary Rebellion Festival in Blackpool for their 20th anniversary. To co-incide with this, Boss Tuneage has been working with Fellows to bring you "JILTED JAM", a stunning collection of unheard demos, rehearsals and gigs spanning from 1977-2008. All tracks previously unreleased before now! Limited edition coloured double Vinyl LP. (Boss Tuneage Retro #032)

JILTED JOHN: JILTED JAM - Demos, Rehearsals And Gigs 1977-2008 CD
JILTED JOHN is the legendary punk/new wave creation of Graham Fellows (nowadays better known as JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH) who's eponymous single was released back in 1978, rising to Number 4 in the UK charts and selling nearly half a million copies in the process, and became the most hated song by people called Gordon ever released with its anthemic "Gordon is a Moron" chant. The single was followed by cult classic album "TRUE LOVE STORIES", which has been name checked by many as a real inspiration to the likes of Jarvis Cocker and more with its concept album of the trials and tribulations of Jilted John's teenage angst. Fast forward to 2016, and August sees Fellows resurrect JILTED JOHN for his first official live performance in over 37 years at the legendary Rebellion Festival in Blackpool for their 20th anniversary. To co-incide with this, Boss Tuneage has been working with Fellows to bring you "JILTED JAM", a stunning collection of unheard demos, rehearsals and gigs spanning from 1977-2008. All tracks previously unreleased before now!. (Boss Tuneage Limited #090 CD)

GEOFFREY OI!COTT - Incredible Shrinking Dickie Birds 7" picture disc
Geoffrey Oi!cott - everyone's favourite sports themed street punk band - are back with their first new recordings since third album "STICKY WICKETS" . Since the release of the critically acclaimed debut "THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE GOOGLY", and follow up albums "No 1 Hits" and last years "Sticky Wickets", the band have found themselves mentioned numerously in the national press such as The Daily Mirror and BBC2 TV due to recording the walk on music for BDO Darts World Championship Quarter Finalist Garry Thompson as well as mentions/features in publications such as NME, Vice and The Guardian as well as several plays and mentions on Steve Lamacq's 6 Music show, and even mentions on Test Match Special! Coupled with eye catching artwork which is a trademark of the band, "Incredible Shrinking DIckie Birds" features 3 brand new street punk anthems, on limited edition 7" picture disc vinyl and digital release only, to co-incide with the band's eighth consecutive appearance at the Rebellion Festival where they have become firm favourites. (Boss Tuneage Retro #104)

(restock) NOTHING OF MERIT - American Blast 7"
Originally from Chicago this now based in Houston TX band has dropped this slab of multicolored wax that demonstrates the bands multitude of influences from AGENT ORANGE and JFA to JCHURCH. Traded Male/Female vox permeates the release and adds a NAUSEA type feel. Former members of the THE HATES, NEGATIVE ELEMENT DEAD ROSES and the PAIN TEENS blast through four tracks here there is even some sax ala the BIG BOYS. The divergence in styles make this an interesting listen. With lots of high energy live shows under their belt this record shows off what the band can pull off in the studio. (Reason For Resistance Records #1965)

(restock) NOTHING OF MERIT - Monolith 7"
This is the second 7' from Houston's Nothing of Merit. Side A features searing male/femail vox with the feel of the AVENGERS meets PROPAGHANDI. The lyrics are a little more thought out and political on this release. Side B is a blazing throwback to 80s HC fans of MECHT MENSCH and ARTICLES OF FAITH should find this thrashable. Comes on hot pink wax this was a limited pressing of 100. The release of this record coincided with being featured in MRR's new blood section. Cover art by local artist Susan Glenney. The artwork can also be seen on pro skater Ben Stevers pro model. (Reason For Resistance Records #1966)

Descriptions for 7/16/16

G.L.O.S.S. - Trans Day Of Revenge 7"
G.L.O.S.S. is still really mad about shit that really matters. In "Trans Day Of Revenge," they tear down pacifism in the face of state violence, transmisogyny and respectability politics, all in five tracks that will leave your heart pounding with joy and rage. This is for all the trans punks wanting more, six minutes that allows us to envision an alternate future and "weaponize our alienation." Searing riffs, raw vocals, D-beats. (Nervous Nelly Records #10)

RAKTA - III LP (with download code)
Brazil's RAKTA is back with 6 new powerfully feminine trips through the fog. Simultaneously claustrophobic and cavernous. You can feel pulsing bass and thundering battery intertwine, akin to a snake coiling around your leg, pulling you down into the murky vortex. A flourish of atmospheric keyboard and vocal clamor pulls you right back to the surface just in time to be sucker punched by silence. This garland will leave you reeling. 500 copies on black vinyl housed in a heavy duty sleeve. Art by Mateus Mondini. Sounds by Bernardo Pacheco. Mastered by Daniel Hussayn. No export to Japan. US tour starting in July 8th 2016. (Iron Lung Records #86)

SILENT ERA - s/t 7"
The Bay Area's SILENT ERA self-titled debut 7" EP contains four urgent and melody-infused anthems that feature a near-perfect amalgam of the best kinds of melodic hardcore (think Post-Regiment and La Fraction) and moody UK anarcho punk (in the tradition of Zounds or A Touch of Hysteria), with the band's signature haunting vocals and huge guitar hooks. The 7" also includes a lovely printed insert and gorgeous cover art by singer Michelle Hill. (Square One Records #2)

CLOROX GIRLS - s/t LP
Clorox Girls high-energy debut album was released in 2004 to rave reviews including Thurston Moore and Byron Coley who wrote in Arthur Magazine, "The sound on their eponymous Kurt Bloch-produced debut LP is clean and classic...it has a basic goodness that is harder to ignore than a trouserfull of antlers." Clorox Girls were formed in 2003 in Oakland, CA, when guitarist and singer Justin Maurer met drummer Clay Silva while both were both living in a punk rock squat mostly populated by doom-struck crust punks. Tired of the gloomy and abrasive music they were hearing day and night, Justin and Clay decided to form a band that paid homage to their love of poppy old-school punk (they took their name from a tune on Redd Kross' first EP, when they were still known as Red Cross), first-generation rock & roll, and smart '60s pop from England and France. Justin's girlfriend Jennique was recruited to play bass, and Clorox Girls started playing Bay Area clubs. After spotting them on their first West Coast tour, Jonny Cat Records and 17 Television Records released the band's first single, a four-song vinyl 7". By the time the record hit stores, Jennique was out of the band, and was quickly replaced by Zack Lewis. Clorox Girls also pulled up stakes, making Portland, OR, their base of operations. After plenty of frantic touring throughout North America, SmartGuy Records released The Clorox Girls' self-titled 2004 debut album, produced by former Fastbacks leader Kurt Bloch; the album quickly sold out its first pressing, and a second press was gone by the time the band finished their next tour. After 3 albums, 12 singles, world tours, lineup changes, and a 7 year hiatus, Clorox Girls' classic first album lineup is back on tour with their out-of-print debut album being reissued for the first time in 12 years. This vinyl release includes the original track list and artwork. If there can be a quintessential early-aughts West Coast punk band, it is without a doubt Clorox Girls. (Headcount Records #16)

ALTERCATION - Colonial Wasteland 7"
This Western Canadian 2 piece's debut EP slams anarchist politics and grind together, fusing mincing blasts, hook-laden riffs and gurgling/ear piercing vocals with a lyrical delivery that wears the style's ideological punk roots on it's sleeve; non-compliant and without compromise. (Mass Deadening Records #8)

CHANDELI'ERS - Breaker LP
Chandeli'ers first full-length album. And their sophmore release. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Chandeli'ers bring you some pop-soaked rock & roll from ex-members of Ringers, The Besties, World Inferno Friendship Society & more. "Breaker" is a pop masterpiece gushing with rock influences from Elvis Costello to The Boss. If you like power-pop, then THIS is your summer soundtrack. Split release with Dirt Cult Records. (Comes with download) (Dead Broke Rekerds #139)

IRON CHIC - Spooky Action tape cassette
2013 EP by Long Island's, Iron Chic. The bands' first batch of new material since "Split N' Shit" in 2011. The tape version of Spooky Action features all songs from both vinyl versions (US & European) including: two new originals, Butthole Surfers and Ramones covers, as well as a special secret surprise nerd-tastic B-Side. 2nd pressing on RED tapes! (Dead Broke Rekerds #107 TP)

FROZEN TEENS - s/t tape cassette
Minneapolis' garage punkers' 2012 full-length album, pressed on a high-quality Cassette. 100 pressed on White Tapes w/ Red Imprinting. (Dead Broke Rekerds #142 TP)

DINOS BOYS - Last Ones tape cassette
Sleazy garage punk rock & roll from Atlanta, Georgia! Debut album pressed on a high-quality White Cassette Tape limited to 100. Includes download code. (Dead Broke Rekerds #143 TP)

TENDER DEFENDER - s/t LP
5 songs of melodic punk, ex-LATTERMAN! Phil Douglas (Iron Chic), Mattie Jo Canino (RVIVR) & Pat Schramm (Bridge & Tunnel). 25 minutes of amazing punk anthems that are totally classic already. (Dead Broke Rekerds #140)

DAN PADILLA/PRINCE - split 7"
Long overdue Split 7" EP from veteran California punks (Dan Padilla) & Austin, TX. pop punkers (Prince). Dan Padilla is one of THEE best west coast melodic punk bands & includes members of Tiltwheel, Madison Bloodbath & more. This is sadly, their last release. So fucking get it. Prince, yes they're called Prince, get over it... is some kick ass garage-y, lo-fi pop-punk from a buncha jerks that played in: Dude Jams!, Punkin Pie, Huff Stuff Magazine & others they probably don't want me to mention. Comes with download code. (Dead Broke Rekerds #141)

RINGWORM/BRAIN TENTACLES - split 7"
Cleveland legends RINGWORM contribute a new song and a VENOM cover on this bizarre split with jazz-noise super-group BRAIN TENTACLES (members of Municipal Waste, Keelhaul, Yakuza) whom contribute two new songs and a CELTIC FROST cover. Both bands will have new full lengths on Relapse later this year. (A389 Records #161)

INTEGRITY/POWER TRIP - split LP/CD
As an exemplar of intergenerational confluence out on the metallic hardcore fringes of heavy music's spectrum, Magic Bullet Records presents a split release between legendary stalwart INTEGRITY and contemporary phenom POWER TRIP. The release is semi-dual-reissue in nature, as INTEGRITY's contribution is a retooled, remixed rendering of their 2010 Magic Bullet Records 7" VVe Are the End. The POWER TRIP material culls the two original tracks from their Self-Titled 7" on Lockin' Out Records, originally released in 2011. Previously unheard or released prior, INTEGRITY also contributes "Her Eyes is Filled with ?tars," their unique cover of the bizarre song that Howdy (Crispin Glover) serenades Stephanie (Jenny Wright) with in the 1989 film Twister. The cover song is exclusive to this split across all formats. Brand new artwork and layouts by INTEGRITY's Dwid Hellion draws further cohesion between the bands on this one, as both physical formats feature a "co-headliner" visual presentation and a foldout poster containing all lyrics, credits, and additional original artwork. For vinyl fans, the first pressing is being issued on three color ways: black, clear, and red. Both sides are spun at 45 RPM for maximum fidelity. (Magic Bullet Records #190)

MIZERY - Absolute Light LP/CD/CS
In February 2016, Mizery - comprising guitarists Anthony Quiroz and Taylor Parker, vocalist Jose Gonzales, drummer Cayle Sain and bassist Mike Salazar - took over The Pit Studios in Van Nuys with Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues, Rotting Out) to record "Absolute Light," the album delivering ten bruising and infectious tunes, where the hard edge of the band's music contrasts tastefully with the poetic lyrics influenced by spiritual topics and philosophical questions. Featuring guest vocals by David Wood (Down To Nothing, Terror), Dan Weinraub (Downpresser) and Anthony Herrera (Take Offense), "Absolute Light" was mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, War Hungry) at Solomon's Gate's in Philadelphia, and features cover artwork by Sam Octigan (Iron Mind, Warbrain, Outsiders Code). With a cast of Southern California area musicians currently/formerly involved in Twitching Tongues, Downpresser, Gods Hate, Xibalba, The Beautiful Ones and others, Mizery is a driven and direct metallic hardcore band with eclectic influences that encompass a diverse musical and intellectual concept. (Flatspot Records #22)

SAETIA - Collected LPx2 (180 Gram Vinyl)
Saetia disbanded after only three years (1997-2000), but in that short amount of time they created music that would live on to become the forefront of the genre. In their short time, Saetia released a demo cassette, two 7"s and one LP with pressings of very small numbers. This collection will finally make available the entire discography for vinyl lovers. 2xLP inclues digital download. (Secret Voice Records #11)

CONTROL/HARRINGTON SAINTS - split 7" (color vinyl)
This incredible split pairs one of the UK's heaviest hitters in the streetpunk/oi scene, Control, with the Bay Area, CA greats Harrington Saints, each coming to the table with a pair of new tracks. This record highlights the stellar aggro and rhythm both bands are so well known for. Pick up a copy on whichever version of colored vinyl you like most - or pick up each color and share a copy with your mates. 7" includes digital download. (Pirates Press Records #161)

(restock) THE REPOS - Poser LP
With a legacy spanning 14 years, THE REPOS reign as living legends at the forefront of contemporary Hardcore. Their first two albums are undisputed sought-after classics. Following years of incredible tape and EP releases, they finally usher forth their most accomplished work yet: Poser. Sounding more unhinged than ever, guitarist Joe Phillips shines while cult frontman Aaron Aspinwall delivers his best and most visual lyrics to date. Poser has an unrelenting ferocity that paints a gritty vision of life on the outskirts that few dare tread. THE REPOS are the embodiment of all that YOUTH ATTACK represents: outstanding, pure, uncompromising Hardcore. (Youth Attack Records #94)

Descriptions for 7/9/16

ANXIETY - s/t LP
Formed in August 2015 Glasgow's ANXIETY have achieved quite a reputation locally thru their stage presence. A fully formed band which irradiates personality from the very first play and is not afraid to look at hardcore punk from outside the box. This their first release sees the band delivering nine tracks of discordant hardcore with layers and layers of distortion and vocal effects in barely 20 minutes. Pinpointing a band like ANXIETY is really hard. While they play hardcore based music their approaches are as broad as you can imagine with members coming from bands as different as HERBERT POWELL, PENNYCRESS, THE LOWEST FORM or APOSTILLE. So think of a way more aggressive BUTTHOLE SURFERS mixed with the less pompous SONIC YOUTH and a hint of contemporary Barcelona and NYC hardcore bands and then you may or not be close to describe ANXIETY's sound. The entire atmosphere of the record is hectic and oppressive with quite existential lyrics creating an overall feeling of uneasiness and internal confrontation pivotal to understand the band. Basically the band name says it best. The record comes housed in a reverse board sleeve with 12 page booklet artwork by guitarist Sebastian Rivera and bassist Kay Logan and includes a download code. (La Vida Es Un Mus #119)

EFIALTIS - Colossal Female Head 7"
Recorded at the same session that their debut EP on Static Shock Records and comprising one new track and two songs from their debut demo EFIALTIS second vinyl offering sees the band delivering a punch in the face of male musical normality. EFIALTIS, an all female London based trio with heavy Greek/ Cypriot/ Welsh roots, brings what feels like the most menacing, stomping feral punk recorded in the last few years. Their sound is militant and obviously punk based. Their songs are simple, anthemic and mechanical. Their beat is perfect marching punk and in my dreams I see a bill with CRISIS, STRESS(GR) and CONTROPOTERE where after the last note church, state and any form of oppression is overtaken. Recorded at NO Studios by the almighty John Hannon and with artwork by the band including a duotone lyric insert. Comes with download code. (La Vida Es Un Mus #121)

MAXIMUM ROCK'N'ROLL #399 (August 2016)
It's time for Maximum Rocknroll #399, the August 2016 issue! Let's cut to the chase: this issue of the planet's greatest punk fanzine features a revelatory peek under the mask with St. Louis rocker BLACK PANTIES, a photoessay on ABC No Rio as it faces the demolition of its current location and the construction of a new building, and an interview with PSYCHO SQUATT and Maloka Records covering 30 years of French punk history. If that's not enough, we also have features covering the standout dark punk of Australia's MASSES, the Pacific Northwest-based Skate Witches collective behind projects like Skate Like a Girl and preeminent skate punk band SKITCH, Richmond hardcore ensemble FRIED EGG, Berlin punk/emo group FRIEND CRUSH, Oi!-influenced French punk from SYNDROME 81, the melodic punk of Chicago's BOILERMAN, Virginia's RHDP (that stands for Red Horse Drunk Punks, FYI), and Finnish punk photographer Jussi Janis. That ain't it: MRR #399 also includes photo spreads from Total Attack Fest #6 and a special Moscow Madness edition of the MRR Presents gig series, an Australian tour diary from Singapore's LUBRICANT, and a scene report from North Texas. All this, plus the biggest reviews section in the world of Serious Music Criticism, and over a dozen reports from your favorite columnists; it's all here, and it's all happening. (Maximum Rock'N'Roll #399)

DIRTY PROTEST/RAID! - split LP
Born out of the spirit of early '80s punk/hardcore/skaterock and hailing from Boise, Idaho, Raid! consists of Onj on guitar (Septic Death); Andy A. on bass (Demoni, Haggis); Matt Wrecked on vocals (Schoolyard Assassins); and Paulie on drums (Septic Death). In true skatepunk fashion, the songs are fast, aggressive, and to the point. Dirty Protest are five filthy fuckers from Holland and the USA, fueled by enthusiasm and alcohol, playing fast punk rock as if their shitty lives depend on it!! Their roots extend from '77 to crust and wind up somewhere in the middle. Imagine Dead Kennedys fucking Poison Idea using Wendy O Williams as a condom. They have the usual 'ex-member' thing going on (Spittin' Vicars, HDQ, Septic Death, Radio Bikini), but don't let that dissuade you. Each copy is numbered out of 525 copies with 200 on black vinyl; and 325 on clear. (Headbones #007V Records)

JAVLA - s/t 7"
Brand new 7" from DC D-Beat band JAVLA. Featuring members of PURE DISGUST, RED DEATH, STAND OFF, and PROTESTER, this band presents a different side of hardcore with a take on pummeling D-Beat. This is one of those records that falls in between Discharge and '80s USHC, that appeals to a wider audience within hardcore. (Society Bleeds Records #2/Out For Blood #4)

CULT OF OCCULT - Five Degrees Of Insanity LPx2
I've been aware of French quartet Cult of Occult for a little while but had not investigated further due to their name. I realised what a terrible mistake I had made within seconds of listening to the filthy doom contained within "Five Degrees of Insanity", a far cry from the bandwagon jumping retro rock I was expecting. Despite being a lengthy record at 65 minutes, "Five Degrees of Insanity" is engaging throughout and strangely addictive, particularly given its relentless nature and glacial pace. This is a thoroughly unpleasant listen in the best possible way. (Vendetta Records #106)

DARK BLUE - Red, White + Dark Blue LP
This LP collects out of print singles and songs by DARK BLUE. Comprised of members of Clockcleaner, Ceremony, Paint It Black and Strand Of Oaks, Philadelphia's Dark Blue play burly, wide-open guitar sound that was found on earlier releases by such UK '80s bands as The Comsat Angels, The Stone Roses, Blitz, and Australia's The Church witch the carismatic voice of John Sharkey III. This record collects out of print 7"s and songs on the great format LP. A new full length will be out this fall as a joint venture of 12XU and Adagio 830. (Adagio 830 Records #135)

SGURD - The Beginning Of The End 7"
SGURD is a new band based between Berlin and Italy, featuring members of L'Amico Di Martucci, La Piovra, Smart Cops, Death Index and Ohuzaru. Think early Agnostic Front rehearsing with the equipment of Void in a practice space in Boston. First press is limited to 300 on black vinyl. (Adagio 830 Records #109)

WODE - s/t CD
Six tracks of apocalyptic black metal, Wode's newest record unleashes five years of outstanding potential, finding the band on deadly form, wielding enough surprises to suggest that its work in service to the counter-cosmos is far from done. Visceral black metal that's making waves in the north of England. The promise of Wode has been realised. This is grand artistry, but without the pompousness of many, reliant instead simply on well produced, fierce as fuck black metal. Fantastic. (Vendetta Records #105 CD)

TOTEM SKIN - Still Waters Run Deep LP
We are glad to bring this album back - this time w/ a slight different artwork. Totem Skin's shivering melodies were created in the deep forests in the outskirts of Borlänge, Sweden; conducted by 6 individuals who poured every drop of passion they could harvest from the bottom of their hearts. The band saw its dawn in the fall/winter of 2012 as a three piece, which produced and recorded two EP's themselves while adding members as recording went along. The full line-up was completed in March 2013, allowing the band to further expand on their musical horizons "Still Waters Run Deep" is the band's first full length and their first real documentation since the completed formation. Recorded at the Ranch Production House in Southampton, UK and engineered by Lewis Johns (Goodtime Boys, ex-The Long Haul), the soundscape of the album ranges from raw aggression to doomy heaviness and unsettling guitar melodies. The vocals create an honest and desperate atmosphere, with the dual vocalists screaming themes of nature and problems in life. Intense grinding shares space with quiet and reverent moments, but the sonic landscape is always filled with emotion. (Adagio 830 Records #127)

BAD VISION - Turn Out Your Sockets LP
We are proud to release the 2nd full length with our beloved Bad Vision from Melbourne Australia The new full lenght got recorded at Purple Wayne Studios in Collingwood by David West (Rat Columns, Total Control, Rank/Xerox) in one weekend back in January. 'Turn Out Your Sockets' is the name of the 2nd full length after the self titled debut LP and contains 13 bangers between Jay Reatard, The Wipers, Mission Of Burma, Angry Angles, The Saints and The Dirtbombs. (Adagio 830 Records #142)

CURSED - III: Architects Of Troubled Sleep LP
The highly anticipated vinyl repress of "III: Architects Of Troubled Sleep," the final album from Cursed. This definitive version of "III" was manufactured using brand new pressing plates, making the release sound better than ever. It's presented in a gatefold jacket with revamped artwork from illustrator John Baizley (Baroness, etc.). LP includes digital download. (Deathwish Records #191)

Descriptions for 7/2/16

CAUCHEMAR - Chapelle Ardente LP
Cauchemar, a French-Canadian quartet of practitioners of this craft, are an exception in an otherwise drowning sea of mostly uninspiring, modern-day, traditional heavy metal bands. Beginning with their debut recording, the "La Vierge Noire" MLP, and continuing with their first full-length album, "Tenebrario," Cauchemar laid the necessary groundwork for a strong bid to place themselves atop the mantle under which the flames of true heavy metal still burn. With the release of their second album, "Chapelle Ardente," Cauchemar continues this crusade with the enduring support of Nuclear War Now! (Nuclear War Now Records #309)

HOWLS OF EBB - Cursus Impasse: The Pendlomic Vows LP
With this new album, "Cursus Impasse," the band continues to contort the structural framework of its sound to even greater effect. It is chaotic and unpredictable. But that's not to say that HoB's approach is anarchic. On the contrary, it is meticulously sculpted and refined, designed to disorient and mesmerize in equal measure. While not directly comparable to any other band, Howls of Ebb, in general, and this album, in particular, is likely to be appreciated by admirers of bands such as Antediluvian, Negative Plane, Stargazer, and Portal. Rest assured, however, that Howls of Ebb mimics neither these nor any other band. (Nuclear War Now Records #316)

BLACK WITCHERY - Upheaval of Satanic Might LP
Their 2005 2nd album, "Upheaval of Satanic Might," solidified the band's prominence in the subgenre and continues to stand out as their harshest full-length recording- It ravages the listeners' senses from start to finish without mercy with an all out attack of black/ death vengeance. Darkness Attack/Black Witchery obtained a license from Osmose to release this LP version (this time with proper black vinyl, gatefold jacket, and A2 poster and improved layout) with the goal of improved distribution in North America and beyond, thus ensuring a more widespread proliferation of their blasphemies against Christ and his minions. (Nuclear War Now Records #64/Darkness Attack Records #1)

SILENCE - The Deafening Sound of Absolutely Nothing ... LP
Silence are a highly active post-punk/peace-punk band from Pittsburgh, PA. "The Deafening Sound of Absolutely Nothing" strives (and succeeds) to achieve the perfect mix of between peace and post punk. By taking influences from The Mob, Bauhaus, Zounds, Killing Joke, Amebix, Crass, Conflict, Internal Autonomy and Joy Division SILENCE have created what can only be described a brilliant debut LP. At one moment this record is dark, heavy, and atmospheric and then the next moment it makes you want to dance and sing along. Lyrically SILENCE are much closer to the anarcho side of the previously listed influences. Lyrics focus on a variety of topics but often have a strong focus on the way punk and activist communities deal with political struggle in our current political climate. "The Deafening Sound of Absolutely Nothing" comes with a 16 page magazine size zine containing lyrics, personal writings and song explanations. Designed, printed and assembled by the band themselves in true D.I.Y. fashion. (Profane Existence #161)

FUCKING INVINCIBLE - I Hate Myself and Want You To Die 7"
With 8 songs in 7 minutes, this is super-charged, super-pissed no-frills hardcore. Pretty reminiscent of 90's hardcore meets powerviolence, think the likes of Left For Dead, C.R., Despise You and the rest, although when you read that this band features members of Daughters and Drop Dead the musical style should come as no surprise. Comes with download codes. (Atomic Action Records #69)

V/A - Sick Of ThingsThe Way They Are 7" compilation
Seven songs by East Coast punk/grind/power violence. New or unreleased songs by FUCKING INVINCIBLE, RAZORHEADS, WOUNDMAN, WOKLING, SYMPTOM, SOME NERVE and WORLD IS SHIT. Limited to 500 copies. Olive vinyl. Comes with download code. (Atomic Action Records #68)

WHITE JAZZ - Modern Living 7"
From Belgium members of Rise and Fall (Deathwish) come out with a new band with leanings more toward 80's hardcore such as Black Flag and the Bad Brains. Smart lyrics with aggressive sound. Limited colored vinyl with downloads. (Atomic Action Records #67)

JJ Doll - s/t 7"
Rising from the ashes of Ivy, NYC's JJ Doll has taken the already-excellent cult 80s USHC formula of their progenitor and distilled it into the perfect hardcore punk sound. With sibling band Kaleidoscope highlighting his most freaky playing, guitarist Shiva provides the Doll with his most catchy and, dare I say, pleasing guitar work to-date. As such, JJ Doll has proven themselves to be one of the best new American punk bands. (Katorga Works Records #46)

RAZORHEADS - Black Blade 7"
Second EP from New Jersey punks Razorheads. 'Black Blade' features six brand new cuts of sonic destruction, with the band building upon the noisy d-beat foundation that they laid down on the first EP from 2014. The results are a tighter, more aggressive, yet "catchier" formula that most of their contemporaries lack and what this music needs. (Electric Assault Records #25)

CHAOS TRIBE - Manicomio 7" flexi
Chaos Tribe are a part of the new young punk army from Fresno partying with the likes of Mutant Itch. Feedback, phaser pedals, distortion, pogo base, and frenzied guitar permeate this flexi. A must for any lover of noisy 80s Japanese punk. Sounds like CHAOS UK on a lot of amphetamines. Art by Gurpaul/Mutant Itch. (Nightrider Records #6)

MUTANT ITCH -Very Ugly Punk Nonsense 7" flexi
Mutant Itch raging, noise maniacs from the depths of Californian hell also known as Fresno. Fresno is a sewer of a city spewing some amazing punk right now. The vocals on this are in the vein of ZOUO as their singer regurgitates his lyrics about a sexy spider and butcher nights. The guitar is scandi-worship at it's finest with primitive drumming and catchy bass. Very, very noisy and definitely not for squares. Art by Gurpaul, singer of Mutant Itch. (Nightrider Records #9)

ODIO - Un Mondo Libero Dall'uomo 7"
Debut EP from this ripping hardcore punk band out of Oakland, California featuring the drummer of Torso and the singer of Korrosive on guitar. The songs are multi-faceted, layered and keep you on your toes. Their unique and fresh sound adds a new dimension to what's currently happening in punk- they make you sit up and listen in a similar way to how one reacted the first time they heard Crazy Spirit. Long intros lead into catchy verses with elaborate guitar all over these four tracks. A modern day headliner band- whether listened to recorded or seen live, they create a frenzy however they are heard. Art by Sugi. (Nightrider Records #8)

FLVX CAPACITOR/GNARLY DEATH - split 7"
Flvx Capacitor continue their spree of punishing, bone-splintering grindcore with this split 7" with Chicago's Gnarly Death. With nearly a decade of grinding under their belt, Flvx Capacitor are like a well-oiled machine at this point. The drums blast away with razor precision, the arrangements are tight and the twin vocal attack gives no indication of the humor that lies in their lyrics. This a band raised on proper 90's grindcore, but have put their own stamp on it. The small, but healthy Midwest grind scene has been gaining attention over the last few years and Flvx Capacitor are absolutely one of the stand-outs. Six tracks in as many minutes, including a cover version of Rot's "Downtrodden". Gnarly Death are a newer band, but you wouldn't know that listening to them. Slightly more powerviolence in sound than the all-out grind of the flipside, this two-piece delivers pure sonic abrasiveness in the form of seven hard-hitting start-and-stop songs with crazy drum rolls and vocals that alternate between growled, screeched and constipated. There are hints of Infest throughout their side of this record, but not enough to lump them in with those bands using a pre-existing sound as a springboard. (Agromosh Records #41)

ACTUARY/FETUS EATERS - split cassette tape
Both bands hail from the mean streets of LA, recorded in 2011 this split is nothing close to tame, or beautiful. Grind/Noise/Experimental visionaries "Actuary" starts this auditory assault with their own blend of Powerviolence meets Harsh Noise. Think Pig Heart Transplant meeting up with The Body and making a baby. Actuary bring the originality and brutality to their side. While the City Of Angels Vomitcore headmasters in "Fetus Eaters" seem to listen to more Iron Lung than Pig Heart Transplant, yet the brutality leaks through the noisy parts. Fetus Eaters,based on their name made me think I was going to be hearing some goregrind band, but to my surprise...I heard more of a Merzbow influence than say,"Regurgitate"! As soon as the electronics kicked in it was like a punch to the face in all of its sonic excess.I was hearing some of the most original and extreme music in the underground today, I knew that Fetus Eaters are creating something special in the underground scene... Originality! Get into it,Grab a copy before they are gone! (Agromosh Records #42 TP)

AGATHOCLES - Keep Mincing 7"x2
Anyone who collects grindcore should have at least 1-5 Agathocles records somewhere in their stacks. I myself have about 30, mainly sticking to their 7" split releases. Reviewing their records seems pretty superfluous in 2016 though doesn't it? Their best material has been re-re-re-recorded over countless releases and bootlegged records. Is Agathocles even a real band anymore? It's hard to tell how serious the members take the band now, at least in regards of writing new material. Regardless, their releases are usually always fun and I try to pick one up whenever I can. Agromosh Records recently repressed a great double 7" collection they released years ago entitled "Keep Mincing"! 2nd press on purple/dark blue vinyl 33 RPM. These recordings were originally released on their first press of this record back in 2002. Half studio and half live recordings all done in 1988 (arguably around their best era). The A-side is all studio tracks recorded around the same time as classic recordings like "Cabbalic Gnosticism". It's a brutal recording, loud and violent. One of the best recordings I've heard from the mincecore legends. All the classics are here, like "Christianity Means Tyranny", "Lay Me Off", "Mutilated Regurgitator", and "Introtyle". The live recording has it's charm, but like too many Agathocles recordings, it's pretty painful to listen to. The (awesome) vocals bellow over everything else in the mix, the drummer can barely keep time, the riffs are buried in fuzz. I wouldn't be surprised if it was all recorded with one microphone 50 feet away from the stage. It has charm, of course, but I'll stick with record A more often then not. Both records come packaged in a fold over, double-sided sleeve with all the info you would want to know about this record. Class. (Agromosh Records #3)

ARPHAXAT (Deathspell Omega) - Ex Inferis LP
All copies pressed on grey vinyl with silk-screened artwork on side b. HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present a special 12" vinyl pressing of ARPHAXAT's sole demo, Ex Inferis. Originally released on cassette in 2003, Ex Inferis was a crude 'n' rude statement of intent from former Hirilorn vocalist/bassist Shaxul. The seeds of ARPHAXAT were planted before Shaxul left his successive band, who would soon reinvent themselves in a manner ostensibly not in line with Shaxul's vision of black metal. Here he forms half the duo of ARPHAXAT, handling bass and drums, and a deliberately regressive vision is renewed. Ex Inferis pulses and buzzes with the same sort of obscure, bewitching intensity of paradigmatic '90s French black metal - the scene from which Hirilorn originally sprung and had a hand in creating. In 2008, HELLS HEADBANGERS would release the band's debut album, Loudun la maudite, but hear ARPHAXAT at their harshest with this new version of Ex Inferis - and as always, with no guitar used. For diehards of VON, SVEST, BARATHRUM, PARABELLUM and BATHORY. (Hell's Headbangers Records #40)

SHED THE SKIN - Harrowing Faith LP (gatefold with poster)
Comes in a gatefold cover with a 12"x36" poster of the cover artwork. HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present the highly anticipated debut album of SHED THE SKIN, Harrowing Faith. Late in 2014, HELLS HEADBANGERS released the quintet's first recording, the Rebirth Through Brimstone 7", and the buzz built about this "new" American death metal band. But SHED THE SKIN, in fact, include a number of considerable scene veterans: among them, Kyle Severn of INCANTATION on drums, Matt Sorg of Ringworm on guitars, Ash Thomas of VLADIMIRS and Faithxtractor on vocals, and Ed Stephens from Vindicator on bass. With all that combined experience, it's no surprise that Harrowing Faith is as massive as it is. Just like Rebirth Through Brimstone, the more fully fleshed-out Harrowing Faith is 100% DEATH METAL but does not bow to any one era, "school," or region: simply, this is masterful songwriting coupled with utterly crushing production, all while proudly being "just" death metal. Granted, there's a fine number of balances across the album - melodic vs. gutted, blastbeaten vs. doomed-out, headbanging vs. skullcrushing - but everything is done in service of the song. Each one explodes from the speakers and twists 'n' turns in ways unique to it, with all 12 tracks combining to create a swift but immediately memorable experience. And now with the band slated to play this year's HELLS HEADBASH Part 3 and more live assaults on the way, SHED THE SKIN are poised to exert their dominance on the death metal scene: no better time, then, to indoctrinate to Harrowing Faith! (Hell's Headbangers Records #169)

PROFANATICA - The Curling Flame Of Blasphemy CD
Forever the iconoclasts, PROFANATICA are both black metal legends and defiant of such concepts of "legendary." As one of earliest American black metal bands, during the dark 'n' bloody days of the early 1990s, PROFANATICA set out upon a course of utter blasphemy and barbaric primitivism, then retreated into the shadows as a cult icon, only to be resurrected years later once the black metal scene had finally caught up with their invention/degradation. When they returned, with Profanatitas de Domonatia in 2007, the signature PROFANATICA sound was firmly in place, and yet masters Paul Ledney and John Gelso continued to challenge themselves and push this pulsing primitivism to uncharted waters of sin 'n' sickness. Three years later, Disgusting Blasphemies Against God pushed the envelope even further, and yet three more years again, 2013's Thy Kingdom Cum climaxed all over that envelope. Now, with The Curling Flame of Blasphemy, PROFANATICA have gone back to the beginning while re-imagining their signature sound in the subtlest and yet somehow-most-powerful way. Arguably the band's crudest and most primitive full-length thus far, The Curling Flame of Blasphemy bulldozes into being with a crushing, blown-out explosion of sound, setting out PROFANATICA's stall and drawing a very firm line in the sand: you either submit to its gloriously hypnotic blasphemy or get trampled under cloven, obsidian hoof. Paul Ledney's idiosyncratic approach to rudimentary/elevated-mind drumming forms the backbone by which John Gelso sends out wave upon wave of tense, vertigo-inducing riff, layering the bulldoze with chilling counterpoint that sends the vertigo into overdrive and creates a perverse disconnect from the sonic wreckage going on all around them. All the while, Ledney's charred-black vomits cut through the crush to spill forth verbal desecration, profaning the pure and defiling dog's creation as only he can. Together, both masterminds behind PROFANATICA underline an already incontrovertible fact: despite a decade or two of the black metal scene pilfering from them, no one sounds like PROFANATICA. Thus, The Curling Flame of Blasphemy never dies, never relents - from a flicker into an inferno - and both its heat and light shall serve as a guide for future generations of devotees/descecrators. (Hell's Headbangers Records #160 CD)

NUKE - s/t CD
DELTA CITY MADMEN! Out of the wastes of Detroit comes NUKE and their self-titled debut album for HELLS HEADBANGERS. With a virtual "who's who" of Detroit metal-punk veterans, NUKE embodies the riffing of Restless and Wild alongside the attitude of Violence and Force or Branded and Exiled, but with an added sense of unique melodicism reminiscent of Di'Anno-era Iron Maiden. Whiskey-burned growls and maniacal high shrieks soar, while frantic nuclear divebomb solos explode stylistically somewhere between Kill 'Em All and Exorcist's Nightmare Theater. This isn't some retro-metal outfit comprised of pretty boys; this is ugly music made by ugly metal men from one of the ugliest cities in America. Riding the buzz of almost two sold-out pressings of their Delta City demo, NUKE completed their Nuke debut album and immediately pitched it to HELLS HEADBANGERS. With Ritchie Riot from SHITFUCKER on vocals alongside members who've played in such cult bands as Reaper, Borrowed Time, Perversion, and Anguish, the label couldn't help but submit to the Delta City onslaught! Armed with a clear 'n' cutting production that doesn't sacrifice any grit or grime, Nuke explodes from the speakers with a nuclear assault of punk-infused speed metal, doomed for all time but anthemic as fuck and not going down without a fight. This is 100% metal death-or-glory that could've come out on Combat or Banzai back in the day, but infused with the wisdom of ages and ready for a street brawl. Inject Nuke and be forever corrupted! (Hell's Headbangers Records #185 CD)

(repressed) DAYGLO ABORTIONS - Feed Us A Fetus LP
30th Anniversary GATEFOLD EDITION w/ poster. Legendary punk rock classic, originally released in 1986. REMASTERED by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege studios in Portland, Oregon USA. DELUXE glossy UV coated gatefold jacket, poly-lined black paper inner sleeve, 61cm x 61cm full-colour poster. Argh, fuck, kill!! Feed Us A Fetus is now 30 years old!! Due to popular demand, here it is once again, in a deluxe 30th anniversary gatefold edition sleeve with a 61cm x 61cm poster and colour vinyl. Dayglo's Feed Us A Fetus is their second full-length album, originally released in 1986. This is hands-down, the best Canadian punk record to emerge from the 80's!! Aside from collecting most of the songs from their first 12" record entitled Out Of The Womb (1981), it also contains many brand new songs (at the time) that were even better than those on the first album. Many of their classic punk anthems are captured on this vinyl and Unrest Records is the sixth label to release the album over the years, which is a testament to what a classic it really is. There should be one of these in every punk rocker's record collection. Don't miss out!! (Unrest Records #16)

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

(restock) THE REPOS - Poser LP
With a legacy spanning 14 years, THE REPOS reign as living legends at the forefront of contemporary Hardcore. Their first two albums are undisputed sought-after classics. Following years of incredible tape and EP releases, they finally usher forth their most accomplished work yet: Poser. Sounding more unhinged than ever, guitarist Joe Phillips shines while cult frontman Aaron Aspinwall delivers his best and most visual lyrics to date. Poser has an unrelenting ferocity that paints a gritty vision of life on the outskirts that few dare tread. THE REPOS are the embodiment of all that YOUTH ATTACK represents: outstanding, pure, uncompromising Hardcore. (Youth Attack Records #94)

(restock) ABSOLUTE POWER - s/t LP
On their highly-anticipated debut ABSOLUTE POWER drops the hammer with 16 songs of unbridled East Coast U.S. Hardcore. In a tornado of anthemic riffs and tempo changes they set the stage for an all-out tear down of authority led by vocalist Chris O'Coin's insane performance. Through themes of security, violence, and voyeurism the band strips away the bullshit to reveal a hideous raw sound that burns with aggression. Recorded by Ian Jacyszyn in NYC and mixed and mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air with artwork by renown illustrator and ex-CHARLES BRONSON guitarist, Mike Sutfin. This is music from time-tested YA alumni (featuring members from FAILURES, SUBURBANITE & AEROSOLS) that delivers beyond all conceivable standards. ABSOLUTE POWER stands ready to rule. (Youth Attack Records #92)

Descriptions for 6/25/16

BRODY'S MILITIA - Funeral Arrangements 7"
Twenty one fast-as-fuck tracks of hateful thrash created by drooling old perverts high on cobra venom and weasel semen. Suffer yourself some authentic rock n' roll brain trauma not unlike HEIST, HERESY and SORE THROAT. Sure to delight fans of exploding infant corpses, blood-thirsty gorilla revenge and unintentional celebrity suicide via auto-erotic asphyxiation. The cover artwork by Food Fortunata is suitable for framing! First 100 copies on 33 1/3rd RPM vinyl for record store day only so collect them all, you fucking dipshit. Hallelujah! Brought to you by Rescued From Life Records and the raw power of SATAN. (Rescued From Life Records #74.5)

ERECTILE DEMENTIA - Dismal Visions 7"
Twenty-three bursts of barn-burning delirium! A schizo amalgamation of inept noisecore and idiotic rock n' roll ready to escort your daughter to the dance. Brought to you by the international terror triad of No Fucking Labels, Rescued From Life and Backwoods Butcher Records! RFL115 $4.50 (Rescued From Life Records #115)

KNOW SECRETS - At Rise LP
This debut LP from San Francisco's "Community Based" Punk/Rock band draws influence from 90s Dischord bands Fugazi, Jawbox etc. and rock bands like Queens of the Stone Age, and delivers a blend of aggressive riffs backed by catchy melodies, driving drums and unique arrangements. The LP is a collaborative record created by founding member Eric Urbach (formally of Everybody Row and Static Thought) and 19 other members of the Bay Area Punk/Hardcore scene. "At Rise" puts on display the unique voices, diversity and perspectives of different musicians in the community while retaining the sound of a cohesive band. (301 Collective #6)

NOTHING OF MERIT - American Blast 7"
Originally from Chicago this now based in Houston TX band has dropped this slab of multicolored wax that demonstrates the bands multitude of influences from AGENT ORANGE and JFA to JCHURCH. Traded Male/Female vox permeates the release and adds a NAUSEA type feel. Former members of the THE HATES, NEGATIVE ELEMENT DEAD ROSES and the PAIN TEENS blast through four tracks here there is even some sax ala the BIG BOYS. The divergence in styles make this an interesting listen. With lots of high energy live shows under their belt this record shows off what the band can pull off in the studio. (Reason For Resistance Records #1965)

NOTHING OF MERIT - Monolith 7"
This is the second 7' from Houston's Nothing of Merit. Side A features searing male/femail vox with the feel of the AVENGERS meets PROPAGHANDI. The lyrics are a little more thought out and political on this release. Side B is a blazing throwback to 80s HC fans of MECHT MENSCH and ARTICLES OF FAITH should find this thrashable. Comes on hot pink wax this was a limited pressing of 100. The release of this record coincided with being featured in MRR's new blood section. Cover art by local artist Susan Glenney. The artwork can also be seen on pro skater Ben Stevers pro model. (Reason For Resistance Records #1966)

BULLNETTLE - s/t LP
There are people in the world who, if asked (hell, even if not asked), will try to convince you that This Is My Fist! was one of the most exciting and important bands of the early 2000s. I should know, because I'm one of those people. They broke up in 2012, and since that time, lead singer Annie Saunders spent some time playing in the ripping hardcore band Manipulation. But though I liked that band, when Annie reached out to tell me that she was attending veterinary school in Urbana, IL and had started a new band where she was singing, playing guitar, and writing songs, I asked her to send me some songs. I had already decided that I'd ask to release a record before the tracks had finished downloading onto my computer. Self-described as a "punkish," Bullnettle plays urgent, melodic, raspy, and lo-fi rock n roll, which would have been labeled as "college rock" when that meant something cool. Fans of This is My Fist!, rejoice! We're releasing your new favorite record. (Dirt Cult Records #88)

THE STOPS - Nameless Faces LP
Self-described as "5 ladies playing punk rock." The Stops quickly became one of my favorite Portland, OR bands since Dirt Cult made the move a year and a half ago. This, their debut LP, definitely adds to Portland's reputation for dark but melodic punk rock (see: Red Dons, The Observers, The Wipers). The band plays driving distorted punk that is at times informed by power pop. Think of a band that somehow combines the seemingly disparate influence of The Adolescents, The Wipers, and The Go-Gos and you're in the right place. Members of Red Dons, The Pedestrians, and Pataha Hiss. This is the North American version. Sabotage Records is handling Europe. (Dirt Cult Records #87)

HYSTERESE - 2nd s/t LP
A little bit hardcore - a little bit garage, Hysterese is from from Tübingen, Germany and they play dark, melodic, and powerful punk rock. I've been struggling with a point of reference on this one (they have a pretty unique sound!). So lets go with The Soviettes and Marked Men getting together to form a hardcore band. Yeah...that works. This is being released on Dirt Cult Records in the US and Taken By Surprise/Sabotage in Europe. (Dirt Cult Records #76)

CATHOLIC GUILT - s/t LP
Catholic Guilt are from Austria, and they play dark, dense, and discordant hardcore punk that fans of classic 80's hardcore like Poison Idea, Die Kreuzen, and Articles of Faith as well as more recent bands like Sickoids. An all around great record, that we're eager to share with you. (Dirt Cult Records #78)

BLANK PAGES - s/t LP
Berlin's Blank Pages released on the of the best records on the 2013 on Hardward Records out of Germany and Dirt Cult is rereleasing it for their upcoming US tour. Amazing dark and melodic punk for fans of The Fall and The Wipers, or contemporaries such as Red Dons/The Observers. (Dirt Cult Records #72)

NEEDLES//PINS - Shamebirds LP
Airtight power pop from Vancouver, Canada for fans of Steve Adamyk Band, Sonic Avenues, Gentleman Jesse as well as classic Canadian power pop bands like Teenage Head and Pointed Sticks. But this stuff isn't just a carbon copy. Needles//Pins have a sound all of their own. (Dirt Cult Records #74)

CANADIAN RIFLE - Deep Ends LP
Deep Ends is the second LP from Canadian Rifle, arguably Chicago's best melodic hardcore band. The band plays confessional punk with brash vocals (reminiscent of Leatherface and early Jawebreaker) with themes that range from crossing lines when you know you shouldn't, trying to keep something alive when you're running on empty, as well as struggles with addiction. Needless to say, it's pretty bleak in its lyrical and musical approach, but played with an angered energy that'll keep you fist pumping for the duration. Pretty fucking great for a band with no dreams and no goals. (Dirt Cult Records #66)

ALLVARET - Tank da Ploden LP
Swedish outfit Allvaret emerged from a fertile musical background to deliver some totally off the hook KBD punk with tunes that will stick in your head after just one spin. The guitar sounds so Scandinavian - Masshysteri and The Vicious say Hello. The driving rhythm section, with the harmonic drum and bass parts, reminds of some kind of early UK street punk, without sounding stupidly Oi! But the most important part is the awesome voice of Sushila, with perfectly matching Swedish lyrics to top things off and emphasize the band's own character. Members of Vånna Inget. (Dirt Cult Records #69)

BLANK PAGES - No Reception 7"
Blank Pages are from Berlin, Germany and play dark melodic punk that sounds a bit like The Marked Men covering the Wipers. This single includes two killer songs recording in Portland, OR while embarking on their first (and, sadly, last) US tour, that are the perfect follow up to a their self-titled LP we released last year. The band just completed a European tour and announced that they are breaking up. And while this is unfortunate, we're happy to have had the opportunity to bring the majority of their catalog to the US. Members of Modern Pets and Life Fucker. (Dirt Cult Records #85)

DER FADEN - Best Guess 7"
Several years ago I sent Rob from Statues (Deranged Records) an unsolicited e-mail praising his band and essentially begging him to allow me to put out a record. A few months later, I had the pleasure of meeting Rob in Ottawa, Canada while on tour with my band Low Culture, and had the bittersweet experience of watching Statues play their last ever show. Rob apologized and explains that the band would obviously not have any new material for a Dirt Cult release. A few years later, I met up with Rob again and he briefly told me about a new band he had started with his fiancé Sarah (The Johnnies) and he would send me the tracks. A few weeks later, he sent me the two songs that appear on this 7" - and the rest is history as they say. der Faden plays powerful and catchy power pop, and these two songs are frankly either 1) better than anything Statues has ever done (which is saying a lot!) or 2) the best thing Rob has done since Statues fantastic "New People Make Me Nervous" LP. What can we say? We're super excited about this 7" and hope that the world enjoys it as much as we do. (Dirt Cult Records #80)

BLODAD TAND - Control Alt Delete 7"
Straight forward, no bullshit hardcore with Swedish lyrics. Blodad Tand features Rickard Andersson ( Regimen, ex-Commitment Crew), Mikael Kjellman (Skitsystem, Martyrdöd) and Kim Nilsson (Blisterhead, ex-Another Year). (Dirt Cult Records #93)

DIVERS - Achin' On 7"
Hot of the heals of their highly praised "Hello Hello" LP, one of Portland's best band is back with a brand new 7_! For the unacquainted, Divers plays energetic, bombastic, and melodic punk rock. The band combines the dusty, world-weariness of Bruce Springsteen with the peppy but paranoid jumpiness of Elvis Costello. Oh, and the B side is an amazing cover of "Can't Do That" by Portland's Dead Moon! (Dirt Cult Records #95)

DEFECT DEFECT - My Life is Like Death 7"
About a week after Defect Defect announced that they were breaking up, Yoichi at Snuffy Smiles (who we are split releasing this record with) asked the band to tour Japan. And, hey, you don't say "no" to a Japanese tour, so they got back together and went into the studio to record some songs for what appears to be their final release. Defect Defect has been a longtime favorite at Dirt Cult. In case your not acquainted, the band hails from Portland, OR and plays pissed off, catchy, no-frills hardcore. We're sad to see them go, but happy we got the opportunity to release one more record. Ex and current members of The Observers, Clorox Girls, The Stops, Autistic Youth, The Minds, Steel Chains, etc. (Dirt Cult Records #94)

EARTH GIRLS - Someone I'd Like to Know 7"
Following a killer self-released demo tape and 7" on Grave Mistake/Drunken Sailor, Earth Girls return with 4 fierce, slightly bubblegum garage rock songs. Fronted by Liz Panella (Libyans. Broken Prayer, Autonomy, Siamese Twins). Sounds like there's an LP coming soon on Grave Mistake Records. (Dirt Cult Records #83)

CANADIAN RIFLE - Sexually Fucked 7"
Recorded in Germany during a recent European tour, Canadian Rifle return with 2 more bleak, gruff, and misanthropic melodic punk songs. (Dirt Cult Records #84)

MOMENT - Thick And Unwieldy From All Our Layers: A Complete Discography LPx2
This release is over 4 years in the planning. Tor Johnson Records along with All About Records and Teeth Like Swords are releasing a double LP discography from a band named Moment. They were a Boston area band from the late 90s-early 00s. Starting in the suburban VFW/DIY scene, Moment went on to have a huge hand in kickstarting and breathing life into the Boston basement scene. The record comes in a hand letter-pressed and silk-screened chipboard jacket with a hand embossed insert and includes all the music the band ever recorded including unreleased songs. (Tor Johnson Records #33)

POISON RITES - 2016 Demo tape cassette
Debut release from POISON RITES featuring ex members of SPEEDWOLF. While SPEEDWOLF were dipping one foot into the metal cesspool and the other into the riffier side of punk, POISON RITES play with all amps blaring aggressive Rock N Roll. For fans of NEW BOMB TURKS, early TURBONEGRO, HELLACOPTERS, HOOKERS, BULEMICS, ZEKE, and TEENGENERATE. 4 tracks, self-recorded to analog tape, and released on pro-printed cassettes. Hand stamped and limited to 200 copies, each tape includes a download card of all 4 songs. (Splattered! Records #6)

BOOZE & GLORY - Carry On 10" (Shaped Picture Disc)
The latest and greatest from this raucous British powerhouse. For fans of Street Dogs, Dropkick Murphys, Rancid and Cock Sparrer. (Pirate's Press Records #149)

CONVERGE - You Fail Me: Redux LP
Originally released in 2004, the brute force and emotional power on "You Fail Me" is unparalleled, solidifying their reign in the genre that they have defined for over two decades. Never quite content with the original mix, "You Fail Me: Redux" was remixed by guitarist Kurt Ballou at his GodCity Studio. The release was also remastered by Alan Douches (Motorhead, Mastodon) and repackaged by vocalist/artist Jacob Bannon. LP includes digital download. (Deathwish Records #189)

TRUE LOVE (MI) - Heaven's Too Good For Us LP
True Love (MI) takes diverse inspiration from classic, late-'80s youth crew and early 2000s hardcore, turning it into an intense whirlwind on their full-length debut, "Heaven's Too Good For Us." A blistering, cutthroat 16 minutes of cathartic exploration, straight-edge fury and relentless energy featuring guest spots from members of the current hardcore elite (Turnstile, Freedom, Forced Order), "Heaven's Too Good For Us" is a uniquely excellent entry that propels the band into that very class. For fans of American Nightmare, Youth Of Today, Carry On and Right Brigade. LP includes digital download. (Bridge Nine Records #239)

FRAMEWORKS - Smother LP/CD/CS
"Smother" is the highly anticipated sophomore album from Frameworks, and their first for the Deathwish label. The album was recorded by Matt McClellan (Being As An Ocean, O' Brother, etc.) at Glow In The Dark Studios and mastered by Brad Boatright (Converge, Self Defense Family, etc.) at Audiosiege Mastering. The album dynamically pulses with hook-laden, melodious riffs and moving emotional crescendos, all of it gushing with a rare creative beauty and maturity that will appeal to listeners from all corners of the underground music world. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Deathwish Records #190)

Descriptions for 6/18/16

ABSOLUT/PARANOID - split LP
ABSOLUT (Canada) and PARANOID (Sweden) team up to unleash this split 12" of JAWBREAKING MANGEL DEVASTATION! Repressed in a limited amount (with an alternate layout from the initial pressing) in lieu of both groups embarking on a West Coast tour in June 2016, this split features two bands that absolutely demolish the majority of their contemporaries in the D-Beat genre that has become so overrun with boring, by the numbers bands in recent years. Each record features stunning black and white cover art and layout by Japan's legendary SUGI. (Beach Impediment Records #18)

PRIMETIME - Going Places 7"
Primetime return with their second EP 'Going Places' on La Vida Es un Mus. A four track EP of juvenile Joie de vivre. Each of the four tracks ooze sass, nonchalance and that special ingredient - songs that demand repeat listens. Standout track is 'Pervert' which is one minute and 56 seconds of post punk perfection which would happily sit on Rough Trade's seminal 1980 compilation 'Wanna Buy a Bridge' in between Kleenex, Swell Maps and The Raincoats. You will not find something as instant and essential in 2016. Sleeve designed by the band reflecting precisely what you'll find inside the package. Includes download code. (La Vida Es Un Mus #110)

BLATZ - Mike Montano LP BLATZ released the classic East Bay punk record "The Shit Split" with FILTH back in 1991, and
since then their female-male chaos-punk weirdness has infected generations of punx! In 2013 Mike Montano (aka Mike-O the Psycho aka Mike Filth), the bassist from BLATZ's sister band FILTH, was diagnosed with aggressive cancer so BLATZ headlined an insanely overpacked 924 Gilman reunion show. It was a sold-out show and the 6 original BLATZ members- Anna Joy, Annie Lalania, Marshall Stax, Joey, Eggplant, & Jesse Luscious- were in the same place playing the same music for the 1st time in 21 years! (Zafio Records #1)

MASSES - Moloch LP
Debut LP by Melbourne, Australia's, Masses. MASSES release their 1st full length album MOLOCH out on MASS MEDIA RECORDS (USA). The album maintains the bands anxious goth punk style from earlier releases, this time utilizing more duel vocals from both guitarist James and synth player Nellie. MOLOCH explores both the driving anarcho sounds and politically motivated themes reminiscent of bands such as The Mob or Vex, whilst also delving into more emotive and dancey goth and post punk inspired tracks drawing from bands such as Cocteau Twins or early New Order. Massses will embark on a North American tour in July 2016 and end at San La Muerte fest in San Antonio, Tx. (Mass Media Records #47)

TOTENWALD - Wrong Place Wrong Time LP
Totenwald is an international trio based in Berlin. All three members come from different parts of the world and this adds to the blending of many different sounds. The band started in 2014 and has been consistently playing shows throughout Europe. Their sound is fun and dark at times a blend of Russian wave punk and goth. Lyrically the subject matter deals with personal and political/social/feminist themes like sex-positivity that can not be mistaken. Trish has a very original vocal sound and stage appearance which makes for a great and fun dance rhythms that sets them apart from their contemporaries. (Mass Media Records #40)

PRIVATE PACT - Purity LP
Private Pact from Copenhagen Denmark bring their first vinyl release. Dark and heavy with neo folk and industrial influences. Inspired by the neo-folk martial movement with influences from Death in June, early Swans, and Current 93. At times you can hear the post-industrial sounds of both Rome and Depeche Mode. (Mass Media Records #39)

ALTAR DE FEY - Echoes In The Corridor LP
Altar De Fey originated in San Francisco in the early 1980's as part of the emerging musical form that would come to be known as Deathrock. Out of the Zeitgeist flash of 70's Punk Rock the new sound took the darkest elements of the counter culture into ever deeper gloomier and more mature territory.Performing at legendary San Francisco venues Mabuhay Gardens, Graffiti, The Nightbreak and the rest billed with Christian Death, 45 Grave, and all the fellow architects of West Coast Post Punk. The original incarnation passed through a rotating cast of characters centered strongly by the vision and experimental guitar of founding member Kent Cates. Eschewing the conventional chord progression/solo form entirely Cates's guitar spins strands of melody and rhythm, tone and texture in a style that to this day is all his own. The mood was perfected with the innovative tribal drumming of Aleph Kali (Chrome) and Butch Mason's haunted confrontational vocals. Though the band had a strong base of support, no original recordings were ever released and the young members carried on into new musical endeavors. By 1985 ADF disbanded. Years upon years passed yet the name was never completely forgotten. As Goth Punk culture persisted, grew and developed over time the band began to take on a kind of legendary hue among fans in the know; The lost mysterious phenomenon of Altar De Fey. -There was a kind of poetry to it. Finally in 2011, when asked if they would play a reunion for a festival in San Francisco Kent and Aleph surprised everyone by answering yes. Reforming originally as a 2 piece with a drum machine Kent on guitar and Aleph on vocals to an enthusiastic reception, the duo enjoyed it so much they decided to continue the momentum and quickly added Skot Brown (The Phantom Limbs) on bass, Aleph switched over to live drums, and Jake Hout was added on vocals. The new line up debuted in April of 2012 and has continued regularly performing songs from the original 80's catalogue and steadily adding new material ever since. A new generation of underground Deathrock music is growing across the world, in closer, more direct communication than ever before, and interest in the band has quickly escalated. Altar De Fey has recorded a full album of original material and is eager to get the sound out into the world once and for all. Limited on red vinyl. (Mass Media Records #44)

DJ EONS/MAS.KOHANE - Escape From The Planet Of The Crate Goblins tape cassette
An international battle beats tape featuring members of Spazz and Agents of Abhorrence flexing their middle fingers all over a turntable or two. Mix & match sources, freestyle sound collaborations, all instrumental underground hiphop. Pro printed C-30s limited to 100 copies. 'Nuff said, bet. (Iron Lung Records #81 TP)

ELECTROCUTIONER - 5 Trax Demo 7"
5 tracks of bouncy punk from one of LA's best current bands. This is the bands first recording but 2nd vinyl release. Recorded as a one man band in 2012 but now playing live as a full band. 2nd vinyl release following up MES IV: "The Blood of the Pigs Must Flow in The Street". A refreshing approach to the Japanese classics like GISM, GASMASK, and ZOUO. (Make 'Em Sweat Records #6)

WET NURSE/THE MELTAWAYS - split 7" flexi
A punk single that gives equal due to being love sick and sick of love. Wet Nurse (Orlando, Recess Records) croons out a pop punk ballad about absence and loss. Wet Nurse plays a tight bandwidth of perfectly danceable pop punk and are Florida ambassadors, routinely playing shows for likeminded bands like Mean Jeans, Colleen Green, and Tacocat. Newcomers The Meltaways (Brooklyn, Mirror Universe Tapes) blast out a gnarly track resisting toxic romance. They've been busy establishing themselves on bills with similar brash punks Coathangers, Mea Culpa, and Pill. Each single is numbered of 274 and includes a download card and sticker. (What's For Breakfast Records #8)

NURSE - s/t 7"
After over a year of plant setbacks and managerial ineptitude, Atlanta's best hardcore band finally has a slab of wax on the streets. 4 tracks of Atlanta hardcore that is bleaky AND catchy. (Scavenger of Death Records #23)

CLOUD RAT - Discography 2010 to 2015 CDx2
Cloud Rat are a formidable technical assault of fierce grindcore, mixed with the powerful and personal vocal delivery of Madison Marshall. Witness the history of chaos spawned from the urgencies of punk and metal, as contained within this 2xCD set, spanning all of Cloud Rat's output since the band formed in 2010. Seventy-seven tracks in all. (Dead Tank Records #53 CD)

CRYPTIC VOID - Psycomanteum 7"
11 track debut 7" of raging grind/death metal from Houston. Furious blast beats with killer riffs and gutteral vocals from your favorite GCGC ex. Members. (Rescued From Life Records #117)

SCHNAUZER/SOLIPSIST - split 7"
SCHNAUZER return with two new tracks, more powerviolent and rough than ever before. SOLIPSIST obliterate the senses with their brand of brutal horror death core. (Rescued From Life Records #110.5)

HELLKRUSHER - Doomsday Hour + Victims of Hate CD
Hellkrusher are back. Their 1996 LP "doomsday hour" is finally issued on cd for the first time in 2013. They have been compared to Varukers & Discharge and with buzzsaw guitars & pounding drums & aggressive shouted vocals that's not far off! Formed from the talents of Hellbastard and Energetic Krusher members, Hellkrusher released several albums in 1991 and 1993 and this one in 1996. They have released several splits with bands like DISCLOSE and more recently DEADLY REIGN. They have shared the stage with bands like Doom, D.I.R.T. , Avskum, Extinction of Mankind and many more classic bands. This reissue contains the "Victims of Hate" 7" from 1999 and a bonus Subhumans cover! 24 tracks total and all completely remastered by BRI DOOM. (Rescued From Life Records #97 CD)

P.L.F. - Ultimate Whirlwind of Incineration tape cassette
Gulf Coast Grindcore veterans PLF unleash their fourth full-length album of thrash metal-tinged old school grindcore. This time they offer 15 new tracks of pummeling grindcore insanity, witha heavy guitar sound, fast and solid blast beats courtesy of their drummer Bryan Fajardo (Phobia, Noisear, Kill the Client, Gridlink, etc) and plenty of mid-paced thrash parts throughout, not to mention a cover by the mighty Assuck. "Ultimate Whirlwind of Incineration" is the second LP to feature Fajardo as PLF's drummer, and listeners should expect no less of a full-scale onslaught than with 2013's "Devious Persecution and Wholesale Slaughter". Since forming in Houston, Texas in the late '90's, PLF have consistently delivered a wealth of old-school grind , releasing several split 7"s, split LPS, and three previous LP's. The release of "Ultimate Whirlwind of Incineration" intersects with their fourth tour of Europe, this time with Danish grinders Dead Instrument. (Rescued From Life Records #113 TP)

CRUDE HUMOR - Jeri's Grill tape cassette
Look, everyone wants to be a freak in 2015 and in this age of danglies and glue and Vile t-shirts, it's easy to forget that most fools at the ch(A)os gig couldn't hack it for 5 minutes with a group of true freaks. And, true believers, Crude Humor is a group of true freaks. Teenaged rockers unsullied by neither trend nor pretense, this four piece from Chicago channels classic Texas weirdos like Butthole Surfers and Stickmen With Rayguns and jams them headfirst into Circle Jerks-esque trash. A perfect demo if you still like punk. (NNT#043, $3.00 wholesale) (Not Normal Records #43 CS)

THE FLOOR ABOVE - s/t tape cassette
There's a certain virtuosity and creativity that isolation cultivates. When you have no one left to impress or please, you truly find yourself. The Floor Above is a one-man wrecking crew from Nashville, TN that has been cranking out small-run demos and even a relatively unnoticed, yet completely flawless LP, for some time now of Land Speed Record-era Husker Du meets Mecht Mensch nightmare music. This is completely unhinged, unrelenting, unparalleled hardcore. Pay attention. This is how it's done. (Not Normal Records #44 CS)

MENTHOL - Plastic Garden 7"
Here it is, true believers! The eighth day hail mary, the avatars of that great universal energy rock 'n' roll: Menthol. Six hot tracks sure to bump that needle and melt your brain. Think Death Church era Rudimentary Peni spun in a blender with the 1st Roky Erickson solo record and you could some totally (and tonally) bonkers punk! (Not Normal Records #49.75)

MUJERCITOS - s/t 7"
Fucked-up, gnarly hardcore punk from Mexico, that pays dues to the classic groups from the Motherland like Atoxxxico and Xenofobia, as well as Italian legends CCM and Wretched. (Not Normal Records #49)

POISON PLANET - Boycott Everything LP
Originally pressed as a 7" on Refuse Records out of Europe for Poison Planet's European tour in June 2011, the US version has been a year long project. The band felt that the 7" format lacked the visual impact that they intended and the lyrics and art had been rushed. The US version is a one sided 12" EP, with a screen printed "B" side. The front and back cover art have been updated and the lyric sheet has expanded from a small jam packed insert that was just columns of white text on a black background to include relevant imagery and additional essays. Lastly, to add to the final package they've included a 24"x36" black and white poster. Comparisons are consistently made to early 80's Boston hardcore, early CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, THE REPOS, and with this release an emerging element of DEAD KENNEDYS influence. 1st press of 500. Black vinyl with B side screen print. (Not Normal Records #15)

SIDE FX - s/t tape cassette
The new era of Indianapolis Hardcore is here. Side FX (ex-Picked Clean) has graciously bestowed upon us four tracks of snottified, Straight Ahead worship, the lead singer sounding off like some petulant child. The real deal. (Not Normal Records #17 CS)

SIN MOTIVO - El Desierto LP
True Believers, allow a moment of vulnerability from the venerable. I've dreaded this moment, this release for some time, not because there was any chance of it being a bumbling bargain-binner, quite the opposite; I knew that my attempts to describe this long-awaited long-player would inevitably fall short. Where do you start with this Texas five piece, a group that has consistently defied expectations and flouted attempts to whittle them down to just these three influences, that same old x,y,z? They're certainly heirs to their Texan lineage, that weirdo strain that counts rock 'n' roll maniacs like Roky, Soxx, Floyd, Kerr, Biscuits, Really Red, Mydolls, the Stains, etc among its number. There's that Is This My World-ian wall of guitar, that disorienting, that Shatter-Loosian blend of wonder mixed with contempt. But what's past is past, and Sin Mo is here, a dazzling future given shape for feeble present tense minds. Comes with newsprint poster designed by the ever-talented Olivia Gibb. (Not Normal Records #49.5)

SIN MOTIVO - Laberinto 7"
Long awaited vinyl pressing of this raw demonstration of power. Sin Motivo has been at it for some time now, making a name for themselves by crafting tight, manic hardcore tunes that are always a few notches above their closest peers. What you have here, true believers, is one sprawling behemoth spread out over two sides, blasting off at 45rpm before working itself into a trance and tearing right back into high gear before the whole thing collapses. This is an absolute monster of a record, the burly vocals and wailing guitars calling to mind fellow Texans Wiccans (which makes sense considering there's some incestuousness between the two bands). Comes with two-color screen printed insert courtesy of Ian! Freeze! Ink. Get this rekkid! (Not Normal Records #41)

SIN ORDEN - Ha Llegado El Momento 7"
Chicago's Sin Orden is the band that never quit, over ten years of "Love & Rage" and not a single sign of slowing down or mellowing. If anything, this is a demonstration of them at their absolute best, with seven new songs that meld the raging fast hardcore punk the South side of Chicago has been producing for decades with the D-beat of Texas stalwarts like Vaaska and Criaturas. This band has factored heavily in my life ever since I first started attending shows in the city and it's an absolute honor to release this slab of wax. Play this one loud, true believers. (Not Normal Records #42)

SPUTTER - s/t tape cassettte
Last transmission from this fast, stupid hardcore punk band from Chicago. Sputter kicked around their brand of strange magic for a good year before calling it quits, delivering a much need sense of levity during a rather dour, dismal time for CHC. Hands down one of my favorite local bands from the past year with some primo art designed and screened by the Black Sheep himself, Brian Galecki. Get this shit! FFO: Early Adrenalin OD, JFA, Poison Idea. (Not Normal Records #45 CS)

THE WRONG - Technology cassette tape
The Wrong. What can I say about this band that I haven't already lavished upon them before? Contrary to what they'd have you believe, they were the best, a bright shining beacon in a murky sea of bullshit. A flamboyant, raucous, irreverent, nihilistic cure for your hardcore ennui! True believers, basements shook when the Wrong stepped up so here's your chance to bring summa that home. Comes with one "Wrong" brand prophylactic and screen-printed J-card. FFO: The pogo. (Not Normal Records #47 CS)

(restock) RIXE - Les Nerfs A Vif 7"
Just over a year since the release of the much loved debut 7" 'Coups Et Blessures', RIXE return with another four tracker on La Vida Es Un Mus. RIXE have gone from total obscurity to headlining festivals and gigs in Canada, North America and England and these four new tracks are a clear reason why. Standout 'Hexagone' opens the EP sounding like 'New Age' era BLITZ with extra bite and bile, 'A Contre-Courant' follows with a stomping primitive bass and drum attack before the razor sharp guitar work and growling vocals come in. On the flip the venom and intensity continues with 'Rapport de force' before the self titled track 'Rixe' ends this latest Oi! attack with a track that starts like a late 70's UK SUBS hit before heading into classic 80's French Oi!. RIXE are special and these four tracks show more reasons why. Front cover art and insert by the great Nicky Rat who also draw their first EP cover. (La Vida Es Un Mus #112)

(restock) RIXE - Coups Et Blessures 7"
"Coups Et Blessures" is the debut 7" EP from new Paris Oi! band RIXE. The four track EP harks back to the glory years of Bologna's finest NABAT mixed with the classic 80's French Oi! sound via RAS or L'INFANTERIE SAUVAGE and a heavy BLITZ vibe. The sound is rough, direct and angry and driven by a distorted bass and a vocalist that chews on glass for fun. Like the now defunct CRIMINAL DAMAGE, newbies Pittsburgh's NO TIME and Brest's SYNDROME 81, RIXE are the new voice of a Generation. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records #93)

(restock) GRIEF - Dismal LP
Pure filth fueled by mysanthropy and inner segregation has been immortalized on GRIEF's "dismal", a record recognized as a benchmark in extreme music. HEAVY riffs and damaged, painful shrieks spew thoughts of alienation and self-hatred; primitive drums and bass complement the despodent ambience. Truely a genre-defining release, available for the first time since it's original release in 1992. Featuring the original artwork, remastered specially for vinyl by Jack Control at ENORMOUS DOOR MASTERING and pressed on 45 rpm 12" for maximum results. (Fuck Yoga Records #51)

(restock) GRIEF- Depression LP
Slow, utterly depressing and mysanthropic doom - the record that started it all. 4 songs twisting the style of SABBATH and VITUS further down the spiral of physical and mental decay- a testament of the human downfall. Remastered for vinyl by Jack Control at ENORMOUS DOOR MASTERING and pressed on 45 rpm LP for maximum results. (Fuck Yoga Records #53)

(restock) ELECTROCUTIONER - The Blood Of The Pig Must Flow In The Steet 7"
Underground favorite out of LA. This is the bands 2nd tape originally released in 2014 now on vinyl. Remixed/remastered for a much better sound quality than the original tape. Recorded as a one man band but has since recruited members and plays live. Early 80s japan worship done perfectly. In the vein of Gasmask, Zouo, Mobs, GISM. 500 pressed. (Make 'Em Sweat Records #5)

(restock) NOCTURNUS - The Science of Horror LP/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)

Descriptions for 6/4/16

MAXIMUM ROCK'N'ROLL #398 (July 2016)
Get ready for Maximum Rocknroll #398, the July 2016 issue and the second edition of our Ex-Yugo retrospective special! This one features Croatian bands including the wild synth-punk of KAOS, Rijeka's PARAF as well as KUD IDIJOTI and BESPOSLI_ARI from the small yet bustling scene of Pula, plus some classic Slovenian groups such as BULDO_ER, LUBLANSKI PSI, and Ljubljana's NIET. We also got a chance to get in some of the latest and greatest in North American hardcore, interviewing the globetrotting Bay Area straightedge outfit TØRSÖ and Toronto teenage maniacs MOLLOT. The UK's DOMESTICS talk about their unrelenting dedication to punk in East Anglia, and RED RED KROVVY also sit down for their first MRR interview ten years after their formation as a high school punk band on Australia's isolated north coast. Also featured: an article on Mabel Valdiviezo, whose upcoming documentary Prodigal Daughter tells her story as a punk woman in the DIY subterráneo scene in Lima in the '80s, coming to the US as an undocumented immigrant in the '90s, and her subsequent return home. This issue also includes an Iowa City scene report, a photo spread from Nothing Nice To Say fest, hundreds of reviews (records, demos, books, films; you name it), another fix of your favorite columnists; in short, another high stakes, buy-or-die edition of MRR. (Maximum Rock'N'Roll #398)

L.I. - On The Corner LP
How often do we witness punk bands that seem to rebirth effortless clones of themselves when their previous projects disband? It seems unfamiliar to catch a band that challenge, and progress with their sound. The now expired Freak Vibe has reformed with their new vocalist, Gabe Gutierrez as L.I. (aka Lysol). Gabe's earnest vocals are a breathe of fresh air from a sound that was beginning to be pastiche of a signature Australian howl that once co-existed within the band. The swampy, reverb drenched guitar of Chad Bucklew are still accompanied by the pummeling and driving rhythm section of Xtine Lundberg and Anthony Gaviria who keep locked as Gabe expels his words, and give Chad room to displace his breaking fuzzed out tone. The sound still take odes to the 60's and 70's, but now with bottled intensity of the early 80's. The soundtrack of overtly caffeinated, chain smoking freaks. (Deranged Records #284)

RED DONS - Dead Hand of Tradition LP
Five years after their seminal "Fake Meets Failure" LP, Red Dons return with their junior album "The Dead Hand of Tradition," set to be released this summer on Deranged Records in North America and Taken By Surprise Records in Europe. A lot has happened in those five years. Two of the band's core members Douglas Burns and Hajji Husayn left their hometown Portland, Oregon behind, for Chicago and London. They recorded and released a slew of singles on labels like Grave Mistake and Dirtnap (including a collaboration with TV Smith of UK punk legends The Adverts). Despite the distance between them, they've managed to tour regularly in North America and Europe. In January 2015, they reconvened in Portland to record "The Dead Hand of Tradition" at Buzz Or Howl Studios, the same establishment where they recorded the album's predecessor. "The Dead Hand of Tradition" features ten new tracks of their signature dark, driving, melodic punk rock sound. The formula of their distinctive songwriting hasn't changed, but has matured as a result of having five more nomadic years under their belts. These new experiences have only added to the themes of alienation, emigration, and loss, present in their music. (Deranged Records #275)

SPECTRES - Utopia LP
"Utopia" is an 8-song offering of gloomy and compelling gothy postpunk that shows the five piece evolving further along the road to more complex melodies, guitar lines, and singer Brian Gustavson pushing his vocals into higher ranges, adding a more dynamic cast to the overall song selections here. Put bluntly, Utopia is a magical postpunk masterpiece: while the Spectres' earliest EPs and songs had a gritty Warsaw/Crisis feel, Utopia is a lush and shimmering document of doomy greatness, one of the crowning albums of the current postpunk and deathrock revival. It's more firmly in the ballpark of bands like The Sound or the early 4AD "lush" postpunk bands of the early 1980s than the band's earlier material. Utopia is the band's 3rd LP and was recorded in 2015, but has been delayed for various reasons. It showcases an evolution towards a more nuanced sound - the vocals are more echoey, the guitars feel more atmospheric and shimmery, and Nathan Szilagyi's driving bass provides a firm underpinning for each track. On tracks like the penultimate "Strange Weather" - which was originally supposed to be the title of their last LP - Mitch Allen's drumming chops shine through brilliantly. (Deranged Records #269)

GASMASK TERROR - Chape de Plomb LP
Thirteen years strong, six records and multiple tours of Europe, USA, and Japan, France's premier d-beat machine returns with their third LP. This LP finds the band taking their fluent mastery of Totalitar-inspired d-beat in a slightly more rocking direction, with wild guitar solos, bouncing high-octane riffs, and (over)driving momentum permeating throughout the record. I never get tired of great d-beat and as a result I never get tired of Gasmask Terror. (SPHC Records #63)

THE WANKYS - s/t 7"
Newest 7" by SPHC stalwarts The Wankys, one of the world's chief purveyors of noise punk. Of course they are playing straight-forward noise punk (nothing but braindrill guitars, bouncing bass, and drill beats to be found here) but they have an extensive enough catalog and a unique enough vision that they no longer qualify as "sounding like X", they just sound like themselves. I think this is their best record in a few years. While the last few releases have been a little cleaner, more mid-tempo, more rocking, these 4 songs harken back to the older Wankys catalog of short/fast/loud scorchers, high-velocity ragers best suited for pogo, chaos, and slam dancing. Scathing material with Mark's most pointed and topical political lyrics yet. This is the sound that made me fall in love with The Wankys to begin with. (SPHC Records #67)

PIG DESTROYER - Painter of Dead Girls Deluxe Reissue LP
Finally available on vinyl after over a decade of unavailability, the deluxe edition of "Painter of Dead Girls" showcases grind legends PIG DESTROYER at their most primal. As a then-bassless power trio, these recordings capture the powerful and varied sounds of an envelope-pushing, borderline feral outfit behind the instruments as well as control panel. The first half of this collection album was initially tracked as an equipment burn-in test during the millineal year, leading up to PxDx recording their seminal "Prowler In The Yard" full-length. The secondary bulk of the material initially yielded their most sonically powerful recordings at the time, recorded in the late 1990's at Oblivion Studios (PG.99, ENEMY SOIL, etc). Rounding out this expanded edition of "Painter of Dead Girls" is the long-lost track 'Delusional Supremacy 2K', a raw mosh basement live recording of 'Rejection Fetish', along with a truly bludgeoning cover of HELMET's 'In The Meantime' complimenting the existing DWARVES and STOOGES covers. With 19 blistering tracks in total all meticulously remastered by James Plotkn, this key piece of the PIG DESTROYER catalog looks and sounds better than ever. Including a digital download of the full release, PIG DESTROYER's classic "Painter of Dead Girls" collection is finally done justice on this deluxe edition release. (Robotic Empire Records #34)

SWAMPLAND - The Stranded West LP
The debut LP from Long Beach, California's Swampland conjures the post-punk sounds of bands like Bauhaus and The Sound while incorporating somber notes of black veiled Americana, summoning the spirit of the Gun Club and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. The 12 songs weave their way through jagged angular blasts, a cover of the Dead Moon classic "Graveyard", and songs that sound like lost compositions from an obscure acid western soundtrack. LP includes double-sided insert and digital download. Limited to 400 black copies. (Swampland Records #1)

SILENT SCREAM - Carrion Screaming LP
Silent Scream returns with their third LP "Carrion Screaming." Following 2012's split CD with Murnau's Playhouse, they give us 12 tracks on black vinyl. I get very different feelings from each side of the record. Side A is the sinister side of post-punk: dark, dense and aggressive. Side B is equally dark but also romantic and airy, giving off the same essence as my favorite 80's goth records. The Killing Joke and Play Dead comparisons are undeniable, but there are also nods to early UK deathrock bands like Vex and Part 1. Vinyl housed in a black and white gatefold sleeve, with stunning artwork from Mark Ferelli of Part 1, which graces the front, back, and center of the open gatefold sleeve. Lyrics are included. (Occult Whispers Records #10)

KREATIV IN DEN BODEN - Ars Goetia LP
Kreativ In Den Boden's 4th album "Ars Goetia" gets a proper vinyl release on Occult Whispers Records. KIDB's heavy, dark electro is infused with elements of esoteric world music, as if early DEAD CAN DANCE could have collaborated with SALEM. They have shared the stage with other melancholy electronic and post-punk bands such as TR/ST, SOVIET SOVIET, and MUERAN HUMANOS. Vinyl version includes the 3 tracks from the CD version as well as the single "Rise Up Black Sun," which is exclusive to this LP. The B-side of the LP is a mediatative drone track dedicated to Elphias Levi and was composed to be the ideal ambience for the evocation of spirits. Package includes 18"x24" poster and booklet containing lyrics and woodcut images. (Occult Whispers Records #9)

NULL - Sleepwalking Days LP
Null hails from Birmingham AL and features folks from Holiness Church of the Valley and Coliseum. The album feels like an obscure ritual that would happen in a desert, or something you might hear far away as you explore a cave. Slow, dark, and brooding with a great sense of space and atmosphere. The vocals sound like something Floor and Party of Helicopters might have collaborated on if that makes any sense. This is a very unique sounding record - there's some stoner influence, elements of indie, maybe a hazy Pink Floyd feel, loud and heavy yet calm and airy. Very much worth a listen. (IFB Records #93)

HUMAN HANDS/THE BLUE PERIOD - split LP
This is some UK emo of the first order. I'm talking 1995 Subjugation Records, Tree Records, Ida, Hated, September kinda emo. Both bands have a different take on the sound but both absolutely nail it. This is so refreshing - it brings me right back to being 17 and blasting Owltian Mia - I just keep flipping it over and over. Seriously if any of the aforementioned bands/labels means anything to you, then you absolutely cannot go wrong here. This is a split release with lots of labels - DIY cooperation forever. (IFB Records #96)

STRIKER - Stand In The Fire LP
Hands down one of the best traditional heavy metal acts EVER to come from Canada (That's right, 80's and beyond), Striker have solidified themselves as true bearers of the torch. Stand in the Fire is their 4th full length offering, hot on the heels of 2014's highly acclaimed City of Gold. Anthem after anthem, shred after shred, Striker destroy all opposition with the soaring highs of Dan Cleary on vocals over the smooth and smoldiering dual lead axe work. Stand in the Fire is simply another classic. Don't miss the vinly pressing, limited to 500 copies worldwide on classic black vinyl. (War On Music Records #72)

CRYPTOPSY - Book Of Suffering Tome I LP
The masters return to schoold the discples. Technical death legends Cryptopsy are back with the first of a series of MLP offerings. Book of Suffering Tome I is inventive, attention-devouring technical death metal, more than complex enough to floor the contenders, but all the while maintaining and old school flair that keeps Cryptopsy from melting into the sea of riff magicians prowling the genre. Book of Suffering Tome I is next result of a career of dedication to the craft, and that's why Cryptopsy need stand on the shoulders of no giants - they are the giants. 180g Black Vinyl, High Gloss Heavy Jacket, 45 RPM High Fidelity 12" Vinyl. Limited 500 Copies Worldwide. (War On Music Records #74)

FUNERAL CIRCLE - Sinister Sacrilege LP
Anti-christian, Lovecraft-inspired trad-doom metal made in Canada. This was Funeral Circle's debut EP, released back in 2009 to great underground praise. Long out of print and highly sought after, the reissue of the classic debut comes with brand new cover art from Karmizad, as well as liner notes from the band on the history of the record. Features the cult hit Fist of Satan, Sinister Sacrilege is a record not to be missed twice. Classic Black Vinyl in reverse board print LP jacket, limited to 500 copies worldwide (War On Music Records #66)

BISON - One Thousand Needles LP
Titanic precision sludge metal from the Heaviest band in Canada. Vancouver's BISON need no introduction, as they have crushed staged and blow PA systems across North America and Europe for the better part of the past decade now. 1000 Needles is BISON's latest offering, 2 10+ minute tracks of brooding aural violence pummelled onto a high fideltity 180g 45rpm 12". Limited to 300 copies worldwide. (War On Music Records #68)

ASTRAKHAN - A Reward In Purpose LP
Astrakhan's music is different. A modern take on metal blended with alternative rock. A wide range of styles fight for attention in the band's music. This is essentially hard rock but we get some serious The Doors-vibes here and there. The music is restless, anxious and, for the most part, in a hurry. It is a rather busy wall of sound that hits the listeners. Some parts of this album is seriously spaced out (such as "Omajod" and "Hand On The Stone"). It is some kind of Canadian stoner rock with psychedelic parts and doom influences. It's weird and all over the place and I really like it. It keeps me hooked as you never know what's behind the next funky turn. Give me more of this stuff. These Canadian rockers move in mysterious ways. (War On Music Records #76)

POINT BLANK NYHC - On The DL CD
This new 8 song CD picks up right where their debut 7" left off. Classic hardcore with honest opinions and fresh ideas. Brings to mind the energy and fun of old school NYHC without feeling nostalgic or dated. These guys play NYHC as it was meant to be played, real and from the heart. (Not Like You Records #16 CD)

MOVING UNITS - Damage With Care LP
The fourth LP by indie dance rockers Moving Units, their first LP issued on vinyl since critically-acclaimed 2004 debut Dangerous Dreams. Recently described by VICE as "infectious, dancey and dangerous", the band returns to their dance rock roots while still allowing minimal synth flourishes to shine through. Internet buzz amongst fans agree that this is the bands best album to date and are clamouring for the band to return to the stage in the US and overseas. The band is extensively touring the US throughout the calendar year appearing at the recent BurgerFest in California and have shared the stage with Crystal Castles, Blur, the Pixies and Nine Inch Nails in the past. First pressing limited to 500 copies on a variety of vinyl colors. (Kitty Play Records #38)

MOVING UNITS - Dangerous Dreams LP
Much has been made about Moving Units being the next incarnation of Festival of Dead Deer, a band which burned strong and bright during the late '90s, hacking towards the listener with a complex, off-kilter take on modern punk. Still, while Festival's Chris Hathwell does show up in this band, it must be said that Moving Units are a whole new monster. Formed in November, 2001, by Hathwell, Blake Miller, and Johan Bogeli, this remastered Kitty Play release is the band's debutant ball, a tangled, tight web of interlocking guitar and bass riffs, dark disco breakdowns, Gang Of Four-esque post-punk jangling, and new wave elements that the current crop of nu new wavers try to front, but can't seem to pull off. Comparisons can be made to old schoolers like Delta 5, New Order, Blondie, and the Cure, but a retro act this is not. Moving Units is all today, an immediacy-choked slice of Los Angeles life. Newly remastered by Michael Rozon and pressed on limited edition color vinyl. (Kitty Play Records #39)

DISPOSSESSED - Besieged cassette tape
Limited to 200 pro-done cassettes. Crushing sludge in the vein of Corrupted, Noothgrush, Grief and the like. One of the best sludge bands I've heard in a long time ! If you like Sludge ,Doom and Heavy this is A cassette for you! (End Theory Records #13)

BURIALS - The Tide LP (gatefold)
Limited to 300 follow up to the self titled first LP. Melodic and progressive metal with elements of black metal, technical metal and melodic instrumentals. Flowing complex song structures screaming and guttural vocals. (End Theory/Batholith Records #1)

BURIALS - The Tide cassette tape
Limited to 200 pro-done cassettes. follow up to the self titled first LP. Melodic and progressive metal with elements of black metal, technical metal and melodic instrumentals. Flowing complex song structures screaming and guttural vocals. (End Theory Records #12)

VX GAS ATTACK - Political Subterfuge cassette tape
VX GAS ATTACK is a crossover d-beat band from Portland, Oregon. The band was created as a direct response to the watered down subterfuge passed off as d-beat . Featuring members of Pleasure Cross,Walls,Murderess,Engorged,The, Lords Of Light, Negative Step, Pig Heart Transplant, , Silentist, Society Of Friends and Basement Animal. (End Theory Records #11)

ALDEBARAN - Embacing the Lightless Depths cassette tape
Limited to 300 pro-done cassettes. Portland funeral Doom epic heavy and melodic featuring members of Weregoat, The Howling Wind,Ten speed warlock,Nightfell and many more. (End Theory Records #10)

INFANTACIDE/DOGTAG - split 7"
Infanticide from Sweden confront you with 6 tracks of relentless seething grindcore. Their sixth release of old school influenced metal tinged terror grind. The mysterious Dogtag unearth 5 tracks of unrelenting raw grind from 2005. (End Theory Records #9)

FROM THE DEPTHS - s/t LP (gatefold)
HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present a long-overdue vinyl pressing of FROM THE DEPTHS' self-titled debut album. Hailing from the fertile Cleveland metal scene, FROM THE DEPTHS were very much a product of the mid '90s. Existing between 1994 and 2000, FROM THE DEPTHS featured ex-Blood of Christ guitarist Matt Sorg (also in new HELLS HEADBANGERS signees SHED THE SKIN) and fittingly played a form of metal that was somewhere between blackened death and deathened black, depending on the song. Of those songs across From the Depths, all crunch and twist and surge and stomp with diabolical abandon, emitting an atmosphere both evil and otherworldly. In fact, with its robust 'n' gutted soundfield that somehow manages to evoke an ethereal aspect (in no small part to the ancient synth textures), From the Depths is the kind of record that could've come out on the cult Unisound label. Most specially, From the Depths featured the vocals talents of one "Malcolm Judas Anthony," otherwise known as metal-scene legend Jim Konya: tragically, the longtime NUNSLAUGHTER drummer died in September 2015, but his infectious spirit is all across the record, and its packaging will pay tribute to the man. Out of print for many years on CD since its original 1996 release and now with a reconfigured tracklisting exclusively for vinyl, FROM THE DEPTHS' debut album will find a new generation of devotees - and hopefully, stir the memories of those diehards from back in the day. (Hells Headbangers Records #173)

ABHOMINE - Larvae Offal Swine LP/CD
Although a "new" entity in name, ABHOMINE is the latest creation of underground legend Pete Helmkamp (Angelcorpse, Order From Chaos, Revenge, Terror Organ, et al), and his first true solo-project. A composition of social, artistic, and existential modes which reflect our reality, ABHOMINE is a heaving, grinding mass (hypnosis) of gnarliness and abject sonic cruelty. Across Larvae Offal Swine, ABHOMINE presents examples of truth, often ugly and offensive, but true nonetheless. Writing every note, Helmkamp here handles all guitars and bass, with his unmistakable vocals at the forefront of this mental wreckage, with all drum tracks recorded and composed by a session drummer. Together, the bleak 'n' bloody canvas on which they paint is stained with lyrics proclaiming that man is the root of abomination. ABHOMINE sees beyond the masks that spread untruths and falsehoods, and the sonic/lyrical warhead Helmkamp hones is a means to expose these lies. Various links to Helkamp's long, deadly canon can be traced, but the swirling, smothering bulldoze that ABHOMINE chunders forth with here is very much its own entity. Not one to be locked in to a studio, Helmkamp states that ABHOMINE will commence with live assaults in December of 2015. A statement from Helmkamp simply reads: "Worm Pig Shit = Larvae Offal Swine." (Hells Headbangers Records #172)

BARBARIAN - Cult Of The Empty Grave LP (with poster) or CD
HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present the highly anticipated third album of Italy's BARBARIAN, Cult of the Empty Grave. Since 2009, the power-trio have been killing it in the metal underground, culminating in 2014's classic Faith Extinguisher on the highly respected Doomentia label. Now, with the backing of longtime fans HELLS HEADBANGERS, the true BARBARIAN are poised to hail and kill, far and wide, wherever the mighty hooves of the Apocalypse take them, and Cult of the Empty Grave shall be the soundtrack to that domination. The BARBARIAN sound is one that's both ancient and fresh, and has been firmly in place since the beginning. Imagine a sweat-drenched symbiosis of early Running Wild and '80s Manowar with the panache of classic Venom: Cult of the Empty Grave eclipses such a hypothesis, but is rendered with the now-trademark BARBARIAN touch, one that's boisterous and bloodlusting and unapologetically OTT. In the wise words of one Cult of the Empty Grave track, it's verily "Absolute Metal." Total fun done with total seriousness and with total intolerance for posers (leave the hall!), BARBARIAN hail the banner of heavy metal and beckon you to enter the Cult of the Empty Grave! (Hells Headbangers Records #171)

POWER FROM HELL - Sadismo LP
Originally released in 2007 but long out of print, Sadismo will once again be available on the proper format - vinyl - that their ancient black metal regression so deserves. The key to POWER FROM HELL is in the very moniker itself, as the stripped-down 'n' straightforward anthems they so effortlessly discharge directly hail from a time when "black metal" was an extremely nebulous concept and only a handful of diehards played this sort of devilish racket. Indeed, there's an unapologetically raw quality to Sadismo that could've been a Bathory demo from 1984, and the lyrics are likewise equally crude 'n' rude: just witness "Pentagram Forces," "Day of Lust," "More Whores," "This is My Bitch," and the telltale "Raping Angels by the Power From Hell." Brimming with burning-leather solos at nearly every turn, Sadismo is the perfect soundtrack to your next alcoholocaust! (Hells Headbangers Records #167)

COFFIN LUST - Manifestation Of Inner Darkness LP/CD
Once again, HELLS HEADBANGERS unearths a new unholy gem from Down Under, COFFIN LUST and their Manifestation of Inner Darkness debut! Although relative "newcomers," COFFIN LUST comprises two Australian metal veterans, J.R. (drums/guitar/bass/vox) and P.W. (guitar/vox), who collectively number between them such hordes as NOCTURNAL GRAVES, DENOUNCEMENT PYRE, IMPIOUS BAPTISM, DESTRUKTOR, CEREKLOTH, and TRENCH HELL among others. However, despite taking a similarly iron-fisted approach to undergrond metal, COFFIN LUST are their own entity entirely. Begun in 2010 as a vehicle to manifest old-school death metal in the tradition of the late '80s/early '90s, very soon, the duo had four tracks composed, but it wouldn't be until July/August 2012 before recordings for the first demo were completed. Titled Beyond the Dark, the tape comprised four tracks of morbid death metal inspired by the early works of bands like Grave, Autopsy, Dismember, Nihilist, etc. But no matter how auspicious this start was, Manifestation of Inner Darkness wipes the slate clean and obliterates all before it, consuming the listener with wave after wave of unrelenting, unremitting darkness 'n' filth. It's a record that immediately triggers a response of familiarity - essentially, it's Metal of Death in the ancient way - but the signposts are no longer obvious, and a clear identity has emerged. COFFIN LUST range a whole host of elder influences from a wide geographical swath, from north to south and east to west, and mangle them into eight burly, blustering hymns of human depravity and macabre horror: this is the Manifestation of Inner Darkness. (Hells Headbangers Records #178)

EMBALMER - Emanations From The Crypt LP (gatefold) or CD
Comes in a noble gatefold cover featuring lyrics and photos. Artwork by the master Chris Moyen! At long last, legendary American death metal cult EMBALMER returns with their long-awaited second album, Emanations From the Crypt. The long-running band's first album for longtime fans HELLS HEADBANGERS, Emanations From the Crypt is both a new start for EMBALMER and a return to its classic, core values. In 1995, the band released the classic There Was Blood Everywhere EP (of which HELLS HEADBANGERS reissued in 2014, and which sold out quickly) on then-death metal powerhouse Relapse Records, forever etching EMBALMER's name into death metal legendry. Lineup shuffles ensued in the following years, culminating in the band's debut album, 2006's 13 Faces of Death, which is widely regarded (even by the band) as a misstep. Now armed with a vital 'n' vile lineup, EMBALMER return to their dark 'n' disgusting roots with Emanations From the Crypt. Across a dozen quick-hitting yet complete tracks, you will find all the trademark EMBALMER elements which obsessed fans back in the '90s: insane and completely pure blastbeats, sewer-sick riffing, wretched gurgles, and tortured shrieks atop some of the catchiest (but NOT cheesy) songwriting you'll find on a modern DEATH METAL record. The production is anything but "modern" in the pejorative sense: there are no triggers used on the drums, no beat- or riff-replacement anywhere, and just absolute crushing SICKNESS flowing forth from both guitar and bass, all without losing an ounce of clarity. It's a classic death metal record from a classic death metal band in an era that's far from "classic" and full of pretenders. EMBALMER are the real deal once again. (Hells Headbangers Records #166)

MORTICIAN - Re Animated Dead Flesh LP (gatefold with poster)
Comes in a gatefold cover with a large 18"x24" poster of the cover artwork. The "latest" MORTICIAN album from 2004 now released for the very first time on regular vinyl (previously only available as a picture disc). 22 tracks in 40 minutes delivered at violent volumes from the heaviest death metal band on the planet. (Hells Headbangers Records #174)

DENOUNCEMENT PYRE - Black Sun Unbound CD
At long last, DENOUNCEMENT PYRE are about to unchain their highly anticipated third album, Black Sun Unbound. Three years have passed since the release of their critically acclaimed Almighty Arcanum, which saw these long-running Aussie tyrants evolving well beyond their blackthrashing beginnings and locate a near-perfect balance between aggression and atmosphere. With Black Sun Unbound, DENOUNCEMENT PYRE have perhaps found the balance - between not only aggression and atmosphere, but passion and poison, power and patience, sheer vengeful violence and spiraling night-sky melodicism - in the process delivering a potently BLACK METAL record which emphasizes both titular elements of that genre. In fact, the album title itself bespeaks the brilliance brimming from the band here, as each of these ten tracks spills forth a blinding sensation of absolute occult energy, each distinct track distilled into a greater, wholly diabolical totality. Further evidence of such is compounded by the song titles, as well: among them, "World Encircler," "Transform the Aether," "Deathless Dreaming," and the telltale "Revere the Pyre." Fittingly, the production is clear and cutting without sacrificing an ounce of grit on which DENOUNCEMENT PYRE have built their throne these past 13 years. With the power-trio set to perform their first North American live ritual at this year's Maryland Deathfest, there's no better time to behold Black Sun Unbound! (Hells Headbangers Records #170 CD)

BAT - Wings Of Chains CD
The BAT is back, flying on Wings of Chains! This American speed metal cult have built up a considerable reputation the last couple years, on the back of their Primitive Age demo (which HELLS HEADBANGERS reissued on vinyl, selling out almost immediately) and subsequent Cruel Discipline single as well as tireless treks across the United States. And now, their highly anticipated debut album is at hand, appropriately titled Wings of Chains: a 12-song firestorm of filth and fury. By now, BAT's esteemed membership is well known and their collective experience bleeds through every gnarled note here. But more than that, such hard-charging and immediately headbanging speed metal can only come from total diehards who intimately know the secret of steel. From the opening "Bloodhounds" on down to the band's titular theme song, BAT barrel forth like filth hounds of Hades, pounding metal with violence and force, leaving "Total Wreckage" in their wake. If any doubters do exist, the band will exercise "Cruel Discipline" in teaching the "Rule of the Beast," culminating in their raison d'etre - "Code Rude"! Endlessly wild without sacrificing any seriousness, Wings of Chains wraps itself around your earlobes and commands instant thralldom - but when heavy metal is this dirty and memorable, who's to argue? (Hells Headbangers Records #151 CD)

(restock) MIDNIGHT - Complete And Total Hell LPx2 (gatefold)
Out now on Hells Headbangers: Features all of their studio recordings prior to "Satanic Royalty"! Comes in a Gatefold jacket with heavy printed inner sleeves and silver vinyl. Can't get enough of MIDNIGHT's trademark "Lust, Filth, and Sleaze" after last year's worldwide smash "Satanic Royalty"? Then submit to "Complete and Total Hell"! Exactly what it says on the tin, the exhaustive, 21-track "Complete and Total Hell" collects all of MIDNIGHT's entire pre-"Satanic Royalty" back catalog, much of it long out-of-print and highly sought-after. Hear where Black Heavy Metal first became law, when MIDNIGHT began their subjugation of all subjects at the very start of their Satanically royal reign: the cult is alive and well with MIDNIGHT! (Hell's Headbangers Records #83)

(restock) CRYPTOPSY - None So Vile LP
An undisputed Classic. Cryptopsy's legendary 2nd offering is widely regarded as the bands best and most important work. "None So Vile" see the classic Cryptopsy lineup coming together and reaching a definite climax. Sheer insanity behind the kit from drum virtuoso Flo Mounier, shred / tremolo speed guitars visibly tinged with classical elements and delivering unmistakeable 'hooks' (yes, that's right hooks), madly ordered arpeggio solo sections, and the sickeningly artful gutter screams of the one and only Lord Worm. This album has no equal, and many would claim that the release of None So Vile saw death metal reach it's peak. (War on Music #38)

(restock) CRYPTOPSY - Blasphemy Made Flesh LP
Pioneering Brutal Canadian Death Metal. Cryptopsy's 1994 debut features Flo Mounier on drums and Lord Worm on vocals, and remains to this day one of the most respected and intense works of extreme metal. Maniac blasting speed, morbid groove, cutting rhythm and blistering solos. Although largely overshadowed by it's successor None So Vile, Blasphemy Made Flesh has all the elements that that made early Cryptopsy so unique and spectacular, and many true fans acknowledge BMF as painfully underrated, and the real masterpiece of the early brutal death metal era. (War on Music #37)

Descriptions for 5/28/16

NANDAS - s/t 7"
Debut release for this new NYC band, taking influences from Rudimentary Peni and anarcho punk as a whole and filtering it through their own style of witchy hardcore punk. (Toxic State Records #26)

IMPULSE - Backbreaker 7"
Impulse are back with their sophomore EP dripping with scathing fast powerviolence mixed with pissed youth crew style hardcore. Formed in high school nine years ago the band pumped out pummeling powerviolence and slowly honed their sound and incorporated 80's and 90's style hardcore to round out their perfect style of stop and start powerviolence. This EP is the band at the top of their game and is easily up there with the top releases on TLAL such as SEX PRISONER, SIDETRACKED, and XBRAINIAX. The band mixes old Revelation-style (YOUTH OF TODAY, WARZONE, UNIFORM CHOICE) with both new and old powerviolence (INFEST, CHARLES BRONSON, SPAZZ, NO COMMENT). I cannot stop recommending this band, this is THE TLAL sound, a complete must have... once you hear one song from this band you will be hooked. (To Live A Lie Records #111)

TLALX - Ten Years Running A DIY Hardcore Punk Label 'zine
TLALX is a sixty-two page retrospective of the ten plus years of existence of To Live A Lie Records. The zine, almost a mini book, is broken into a few different sections. In the first section Will Butler provides a series of vignettes detailing the early years along. A bulk of the zine includes classic interviews from BACKSLIDER, SICK/TIRED, HUMMINGBIRD OF DEATH, BEARTRAP, DEATHRATS, ACxDC, and SIXBREWBANTHA. Following that are photos of friends and TLAL love over the years, a catalog of TLAL tattoos, and of course some great vinyl pics. Last are reflections on past releases by artists who worked with the label including Lucas Korte of XBRAINIAX, Matt Gauck the label go-to artguy, Jay Tichy from SIDETRACKED, and last is an amazing story of the ARCHAGATHUS Canadian Horse cover photoshoot by Dan Ryckman. This magazine is the first physical documentation of the history of TLAL unless you include the hundred plus releases that have come out on To Live A Lie. It really gives you insight of a ten year journey of a DIY record label. (To Live A Lie Records #8)

LA URSS - Maravillas del Mundo LP
La URSS from Andalusia, Spain are a band that just keep getting better and better with each release and their third album, Maravillas del Mundo, is no exception. Released to coincide with their tour of the eastern half of the US, Maravillas del Mundo is a brilliant album -- well developed and dynamic. Fans of their previous releases already know that their live shows and recordings are top notch. This is melodic punk rock with heavy influences from Spanish greats like Paralisis Permanente, Larsen, KGB and La Uvi. Excellent guitar work and musicianship, lyrics and artwork put this album over the top -- their best work to date. (Mata La Musica Discos #21)

SIEVEHEAD - Buried Beneath 7"
It takes a scene to raise a band and Sievehead are a product of the vibrant hub that is Sheffield's DIY punk community, one of the key cities in a resurgent UK punk scene that shows no sign of slowing down. Here they offer two tracks on the A-side of burly punk rhythms careening and rumbling through swirling post-punk vibes, catchy and insistent, a howl tamed and torn, packed with pain and power, showcasing the same dark propulsive energy that caught the attention of DIY music fans the world over on last year's Into the Blue LP. Fans like Pure Gold, alter-ego of Dave Forcier (of the Steve Adamyk Band and Pregnancy Scares) and Tommy T (of the Classical Mishaps), who contribute a remix on the b-side here taking the song Try the Mirror from the LP and skinning Sievehead's vehement deathrock-tinged tumult and bathing the skeleton of the song in unsettling synth minimalism, creating an eerie weave of hisses, pops and echoes that could sit comfortably on an early John Carpenter soundtrack. Limited to 500 copies. (Static Shock Records #37)

EFIALTIS - s/t 7"
After last year's haunting demo, London's EFIALTIS get the vinyl treatment with a fresh EP on Static Shock Records. Featuring three primitive stompers from their tape re-recorded plus a riveting new one, EFIALTIS crash through the ruins of reality like an angry goddess in search of retribution. Four feral tracks of stripped down, high-energy, mid-tempo Punk, with despotic vocals and ominous Greek lyrics. The sharp guitar and buzzing bass wade through combative drumming, all tough as nails and perfectly enhancing the nightmarish unease underlying their sound. Ten minutes of '80s-inspired, rudimentary jaggedness, complete with catchy songwriting, tight delivery and a production that's appropriately massive and the right amount of shambolic. Featuring members of GOOD THROB, SARCASM, DREGS, BODY BUTTER and more. A skull-crashing must-have for the coming apocalypse. Limited to 500 copies with all covers handstamped. (Static Shock Records #39)

SUNSHINE WARD - Order LP
Sunshine ward is a Hardcore, punk band from Boston, MA who formed in early 2014, from the looks of things. Sunshine Ward features members of Brainkiller and Forced Order and the band plays a vicious and blistering style of stripped down hardcore, punk, and d-beat. Musically, Sunshine Ward can be loosely compared to bands such as Green Beret, Totalitar, Chaos UK, and Savageheads. Since their inception in 2014, Sunshine Ward have released a five song demo in May of 2014 and appeared on the Cream Of The Crop compilation. Order is the band's debut ten song LP, which was released via Feral Ward records on March 26th, 2016. On Order, Sunshine Ward offer up ten songs of raw and stripped down hardcore, punk, d-beat. Overall, Order is a killer LP and should not be missed. Highly recommended! Enjoy! (Feral Ward Records #88)

DEATH SIDE - Wasted Dream LP
(The pressing sold out already, and we have very limited quantities thus these will sell out immediately. Yes, they are expensive due to band royalties.) The debut LP from Japan's one and only DEATH SIDE has finally received a proper US reissue - Never mind those shit euro bootlegs, these are top-quality legitimate reissues. Legendary Japanese hardcore at its best. No long-winded glamorizing write-up needed. 800 pressed. "Death Side is the greatest hardcore punk band in Japan. They prefer to remain enigmas, hardly ever consenting to do interviews. Yet their popularity has grown tremendously in Japan over time ... the four members of Death Side have been converting 100 energy into a pure hardcore explosion while continually adding to their music, mutating and progressing into a beast of their own. (Feral Ward Records #76)

DEATH SIDE - Bet on the Possibility LP
(The pressing sold out already, and we have very limited quantities thus these will sell out immediately. Yes, they are expensive due to band royalties.) Second LP from Japan's DEATH SIDE reissued officially! Never mind those shit euro bootlegs, these are top-quality legitimate reissues. Legendary Japanese hardcore at its best. No long-winded glamorizing write-up needed. 800 pressed. (Feral Ward Records #77)

FIRING SQUAD - Four Track Demo 7"
Once again, F.S.'s first recording is available for mass consumption, however now as a loud as hell 7" with new art and layout. For those that didn't hear it the first time, four urgent bursts of abrasive USHC done in a tasteful manner without gimmicks or mindful of trends. Limited to 300 copies, all black vinyl. (Agitate Records #2)

DYSNEA BOYS - Forgot How To Read LP
Lead singer Jason Honea from the San Francisco Bay Area was the former front man of the California skate rock legends Social Unrest. His unique vocal style is instantly recognizable and makes the Dysnea Boys sound true to their musical roots. Bass player C.C. Voltage (formerly of the Spitfires/Black Halos/Loyalties) and Chris Frey (formerly of Radio Berlin/Book of Lists/Sludge) are both former Vancouverites who met in Berlin, Germany to collaborate with Honea. The band plays classic 80s skate punk that will surely please fans of Social Unrest, Circle Jerks, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Agent Orange, and Adolescents. (Take It Back #28)

HESITATION WOUNDS - Awake For Everything LP (colored vinyl)
Hesitation Wounds is the musical collaboration of Jeremy Bolm, Jay Weinberg, Neeraj Kane and Stephen "Scuba" LaCour. The band may have a very modest and organic origin - just four friends making the music they love with no preconceptions - but "Awake For Everything" is far from a slapdash vanity project. It's an album of abrasive and moody hardcore that takes unexpected twists and turns while always remaining satisfyingly aggressive. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Six One Records #94)

FREEWILL - s/t 7"
Freewill was a hardcore band from the late-'80s in Southern California. The band featured a young Mike Hartsfield (Outspoken, Strife, Done Dying) on bass. Freewill made a name for themselves in the Los Angeles and Orange County hardcore scenes, sharing the stage with such bands as Uniform Choice, Insted, No For An Answer and countless others. This 7" features their very first recording, a seven-song demo from 1988 that was responsible for the band getting signed to Wishingwell Records (Youth Of Today, Uniform Choice, Insted), before that label unfortunately went under prior to the release of the Freewill "Sun Return" LP. (Mankind Records #12)

ANTAGONIZERS ATL - Working Class Street Punk LP
Antagonizers ATL is Atlanta, GA's premier streetpunk rock 'n' roll outfit. The music appeals to a wide audience, featuring tinges of straight-ahead punk, oi and rock 'n' roll, with even a dose of soul tossed in. No surprise, knowing that they are a four-piece of veteran rockers from such bands as HR (Bad Brains), Follow For Now, A.P.A and Vibram 94. LP includes digital download. (Pirate's Press Records #148)

THE BARSTOOL PREACHERS - Blatant Propaganda LP
The Barstool Preachers comes to the plate with their debut full-length, "Blatant Propaganda" - and they are definitely turning heads. The Barstool Preachers is the perfect antidote to all of the run-of-the-mill, industry-standard apathy we see in modern music today. Fresh off the back of their first single, "One Fool Down," this LP combines the best of ska, punk and reggae into a fun barrage of songs that can get even the most jaded singing along to. LP includes digital download. (Pirate's Press Records #148)

ILL REPUTE - What Happens Next LP
Reissue on the newly-minted Nardcore Records of the 1985 Mystic Records classic. Combines the "What Happens Next" album with "Oxnard Land of No Toilets" 7" tracks. (Nardcore Records #33005)

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)