Descriptions for 12/1/19
COMBAT 84 - Rapist 7"
The triumphant return of Combat 84's most notorious single. Reissued for the first time officially since 1983. Politically charged, militaristic rock n' roll made by shaved-headed hordes during the golden era of UK punk. Includes 3 blistering tracks that followed the Orders of the Day E.P; 'Rapist', 'Right to Choose', and 'Barry Prudom.' These songs have inspired entire generations of Oi that have continued their love for the band to this day. Now back and more affordable than ever. Limited to 500 copies. RIP Chubby Chris! (Splattered! Records #19)
OVERDOSE - Hit The Road 7"
-Brand new band featuring Splattered Records CEO. Based in NYC, featuring members of SPEEDWOLF, MUTILATION RITES, and more. Very similar to the sounds of early eighties hard rock/heavy metal and of course....MOTORHEAD. As if ROSE TATTOO reimagined how INEPSY would try to further their motor speed influence. If you slept on their recently SOLD OUT debut single, don't disservice your ears any longer. This is a grip of reanimated rock carrying the filth and spirit of the ancient classics. (Splattered! Records #21)
MOWER - s/t LP (Japanese Edition)
From the Pittsburgh, PA wasteland comes 3 serious speed freaks spewing rock n' roll with real d-beat disgust. Take a break from usual trendy hardcore bands and other punk rock cosplay aestheticians and shine a light on a legacy. Motorcycles, speed, leather, fire and fury. If you align yourself with MOTORHEAD, MIDNIGHT, INEPSY, G.A.T.E.S, CHAPEL, and other mainstays of the flame; look no further. Drowned in American beer and hung over on a Harley doing 100mph into oblivion. MÖWER is built for speed and here's the chance to support! **Japanese edition includes two bonus live tracks recorded for a radio show. One of those tracks never before released. Limited to 500 copies on 'midnight-colored' vinyl with pro-printed jacket and Obi-strip. (Splattered! Records #18)
DEALER - Boogie, Booze, and Birds: Demos & Rarities LP + 7"
NWOBHM titans, Dealer, celebrate their 40th anniversary as a band this Fall (2019). In commemoration of their perservance as a seminal British heavy metal outfit, Splattered Records is excited to bring you an official reissue of two of their most powerful releases in one package. The first ever re-release of their oustanding 'Better Things to Do' 7" single, along with 'Boogie, Booze, and Birds' demo tracks on LP. All professionally remastered and inlcuding unrelased images of the band. For fans of the hard-rockin' side of NWOBHM, proper English pub rock, and early metal with punk attitude; this should not be missed!" **This release includes: LP of Boogie, Booze, and Birds Demo professionally remastered, 7" of Better Things to Do, 11x17" poster; Everything housed in pro-printed jackets, Japanese-style plastic outer sleeves, and Obi Strip. Limited to 500 copies. (Splattered! Records #22)
125, RUE MONTMARTRE - discography LP
125, Rue Montmartre was a emotional hardcore band from Bielefel , Germany and were active between 1999 - 2001. They performed an eclectic form of hardcore with the added elements of shoe gaze and noise. During their short existence, 125, Rue Montmartre put out a s/t seven inch, a split seven inch with Maggat and contributed some songs to a couple compilations. Know for their song "Disco Hijack". One additional unreleased song is included on this discography. Songs were mastered from the original recordings and sound terrific! Record is on 180 gram coke bottle clear vinyl and this is a limited second press of 100 in the US and 100 in the EU. (Belladonna Records #11)
Descriptions for 11/23/19
GOATLORD/NUNSLAUGHTER/FUNERAL NATION/GRAVEWURM - 4 way split LP
Four American bands unite to pay respect to a fallen possessed soldier of war, Ace Still of Goatlord. This compilation will feature the very last song recorded by Goatlord before Ace's untimely passing on May 20th 2017. (Nuclear War Now Records #404)
THE TITS - Great Punk Tits LP
Rowdy hardcore noise punk from Tokyo! This is a collection of their highly sought after 7"s, flexi and LP from 2017 to 2019. (Distort Reality Records #50)
ACRYLICS - Sinking In LP
Santa Rosa's best band has done something important, vital and oh so real. At it's core "Sinking In" is a frustrated reflective hardcore punk album tackling the struggles and conditions of the ever ripening world we live in. But there is a deeper vein of humanity, cooperation and hope at work here. They've always had a clear message of inclusivity, fun and forward thinking at their shows but to finally have that tangible ethos hit us in our homes, when we need it most, is a wonderful bit of fortune. And timing, damn. We are so excited to finally share this album with you. It's been quite the journey... The first pressing of this is 300 black, 150 white and 50 silver veined vinyl housed in a 24pt reverse board sleeve with poster, 20 page booklet and download card included. Recorded and mastered by Andrew Oswald. Artwork and everything visual by J. Party. (Iron Lung Records #145)
DOLDREY - Invocation Of Doom LP
After a scorching demo in 2018, Singapore's DOLDREY have seen fit to unleash a hellish alchemical concoction of scraping hardcore and HM2 death metal riffs over a whiplash of pogoed out D-beats. Imagine CARNAGE covering S.H.I.T./ZOUO songs with the creepy crawl parts from HOAX or DARKTHRONE's slower tunes. Suffice it to say that it is hard punk for metalers AND street tough metal for punks. Classic styles combined to make modern sounds. Sick. 500 copies on black vinyl with an etched B-side housed in a 24pt reverse board jacket with insert and download card included. Recorded by Izzad Radzali Shah. Mastered at Mammoth Sound. Art by Necrofrost. (Iron Lung Records #151)
MASS ARREST - Power LP
Debut LP from this Oakland quintet. 14 songs that are sure to get stuck in your head. Equal parts joy and rage, classically influenced but originally executed, circle pits and 12 strings, d-beats and Hammond organs, fist fights and tambourine breaks, angry and aggressive while thought provoking and danceable. Is it hardcore or punk, OR hardcore and punk? That's the one dichotomy you'll have to figure out. Black Liberation Now and Forever. 500 copies on black vinyl housed in a spot varnished black on black 24pt jacket with poster insert, sticker and download card included. Recorded and mastered by Jack Shirley. Art by Boo Boo. (Iron Lung Records #143)
MORE KICKS - s/t LP
Line of Best Fit has described the band's songs as "50's girl group melodies disguised as fizzy garage punk anthems...70's NYC dirtbag new wave with an English accent... sunny-sounding singalongs with lyrics that hover over the abyss" One thing is for sure - this record is all killer, no filler. On their debut LP, More Kicks delivers hook after hook of power pop perfection. Members of Suspect Parts. (Dirt Cult Records #139)
NUKKEHAMMER - A Distant Hissing In Your Ear 7"
7 1/2 years after Nukkehammer's debut 7_, the world only feels like it is spiraling further into darkness at the hands of psychopathic egomaniacs. While our homeland becomes selfish enough to eat itself, this is our blast of shit and noise pollution against the whirlwind. Nukkehammer finally officially releases the second E.P. - A Distant Hissing In Your Ear. This E.P. contains a studio recording of 7 tracks that push the boundaries of what your stereo speakers can handle. 6 of the songs are unrelenting bombastic hardcore punk tunes while the final track hits you with a dirge that tests your resolve. Recorded at CDR by Benjamin Holesapple in Columbus, Ohio, mastered by Audiosiege, cover artwork by Alex Warhead. (Solar Funeral Records/Nukkehammer Records #1)
WARP - Traffic Control LP
Real punk from America's cruelest town. Hatched in 2017 via an assemblage of FLESH WORLD, MALLARD and BLANK SQUARE personnel, WARP's from-the-hip attack immediately streamlined The Bay's skulls, prompting sudsy devotion across spiked and freaked schools alike, a vibrant punk band operating amidst all the scooter-share inhumanity. The damage spills from the central screaming dual-guitar tangle, a riff tract neighboring the elegantly bruised and dynamic AGNEW / BAIZA axis, exerting too much power for the troposphere. Rhythms twist and barrel depending on need, always leaping forward, propelling each taut composition into realms unthinkable from count-off. Tika's smarm-centric vocal steering - wonderfully absurdist and unreservedly pissed - offers exactly the sort of punky exfoliation so very needed in these days of constant cringe. Thrilling Living quite gleefully presents "Traffic Control" to an ill-prepared populace. Limited to 400 copies on black vinyl, housed in full color sleeves with a double-sided Risographed insert. (Thrilling Living Records #16)
CREMALLERAS - Mercado Negro LP
The second 12" from Monterrey/CDMX based duo CREMALLERAS is Mercado Negro, a split release with Cintas Pepe. Members of HETEROFOBIA, RATAS DEL VATICANO, and more playing raw yet tuneful punk that will appeal to fans of ALASKA Y LOS PEGAMOIDES, DELIRIOS KRÓNICOS, and all those who understand the twin powers of noise and desperation. (Thrilling Living #11)
RINA - Aqui Tu Eres Nadie 7"
Perfectly balancing the raw crudity and bouncy catchiness of classic Mexican or Colombian hardcore punk acts, this debut from Mexico City's RIÑA delivers hit after hit of infectious and original hardcore punk in a style that's harder to come by than it should be. In the process they surpass the lazy comparisons people will certainly make (see: SS-20 or CRIMEN IMPUNE or SOBERANIA PERSONAL). An essential modern band. Recorded just off the heels of their Summer 2017 west coast tour with ANTI-SEX and BLANK SPELL at High Command Studios in Olympia, WA. (Thrilling Living Records #9)
SCRAP BRAIN - Unhappy Hardcore 7"
Composed cacophony, desperate dirges, pieces of the punk puzzle churning and crashing together to form one insistent and determined whole. This is brute force music, the sound of the claustrophobia of being a human being trapped inside of your own brain. First time on vinyl-400 copies on black vinyl in risographed sleeves designed by Leigh Arthur with a lyric insert illustrated by singer Camille Rearden. (Thrilling Living Records #8)
SBSM - Leave Your Body 7"
Hardcore was an adjective before it was a noun. This is haunting, cacophonous, strange and beautiful music. Machines with heartbeats and minds of their own, live drums, a table full of noise, and three geniuses in complete control, laying joy and rage to tape. Like the singer of DIRT joining MISSING FOUNDATION to play a set of EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN covers on NEON JUDGEMENT'S gear. Oakland's most important band is available for the first time on vinyl-400 copies in black-on-black silkscreened sleeves bound with thread and accompanied by a risographed lyric insert. (Thrilling Living Records #7)
LITURGICAL DAMAGE - Social Martyr 7"
Debut EP of solid Spanish grindcore; featuring members of Coprofagia, Machetazo, Violent Headache, Bodybag, etc. No frills, just raw blasting old school grind. (Haunted Hotel Records #106)
SULFURIC CAUTERY - Chainsaw Clogged With The Underdeveloped Brain Matter Of Xenophobes LP
A pure hypergoregrind massacre from start to finish. Taking inspiration from the fastest of goregrind, noisecore , and grindcore Sulfuric Cautery strive to push the limits of speed , brutality , and disgust as far as humanly possible. Listen at maximum volume and let the three sets of vomitous vocals , punishing riffs and excessive ping blasting absolutely defile the concepts of compromise and dynamics! (Haunted Hotel Records #113)
THE DREADNOUGHTS - Into The North LP
The DREADNOUGHTS are the biggest band you've never heard of. They've headlined just about every major festival in Europe and Canada. They have amassed over 25 million plays on Spotify alone. They are a living, breathing tornado of chaotic, musical hedonism. Formed in 2006 over pints of cheap beer at East Vancouver's notoriously violent Ivanhoe Hotel, the Dreadnoughts cut their teeth in the roughest dive bars in the city. They started by opening for (and earning the praise of) celtic-punk grandfathers The Real McKenzies, and have never looked back. Hauling a fiddle, an accordion, a mandolin, a tin whistle, guitars and drums into every venue that would have them, they quickly became known for their powerful, chaotic live performances. The Dreadnoughts aren't just a band; they're an advocacy group, ruthlessly promoting the idea that folk and punk form a perfect union. They've been literally destroying stages and swilling ciders the world over, spreading their gospel to anyone and everyone who will listen. It's no secret The Dreadnoughts love sea shanties. Like they really love sea shanties. This new record is the sonic embodiment of that love. Into The North compiles fifteen reworked and original shanties delivered in soaring a Capella with some minimal instrumentation from squeeze box, guitar, fiddle, drum and mandolin.plus some fairly heated foot stomping for good measure. For fans of: The Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, Gogol Bordello, The Pogues, Stan Rogers. (Stomp Records #158)
Descriptions for 11/16/19
HELLISH VIEW - Reaper's Hand 7"
Debut 7" from these Minneapolis raw punk heads. Distorted and driving d beat obsessed with Disclose, Discard, Discharge. Arms production/Our destruction/Arms race /Death race." Limited to 300 copies. (Desolate Records #19)
PERVERTED CEREMONY/WITCHCRAFT - Nighermancie/Black Candle Invoker split LP
Nuclear War Now! is proud to present the pairing of two of the most abhorrent entities to have hoisted the label's banner - Perverted Ceremony and Witchcraft (Fin) - with the release of "Nighermancie/Black Candle Invoker." Each of these two cults is responsible for conjuring some of the most vile and sinister black metal of the current day, and this seven-track split recording reaffirms and further proliferates the starkly unembellished, primordial strain of black metal espoused by each to unmatched effect. (Nuclear War Now Records #468)
APOSTLES/ANATHEMA - Fight Back LP
The Year is 1986 and The Apostles are in full flow with three albums (Punk Obituary on Mortarhate Records, The Lives and Times of the Apostles on Children of the Revolution Records and How Much Longer? on Acid Stings plus a split 7" with Joy of Living on Fight Back Records), but the one that no one could find was the split 7" with Anathema, again on Fight Back Records. That's because it never came out. Test pressings were made and given to the bands to approve but it just never happened. Nothing sinister and no reason - it just sat there and never made it over the line. 33 Years later Inflammable Material finally release the 6 track EP on a 12" with a Fanzine and Anathema from New Malden, Surrey finally get their first release on vinyl. Anathema deliver two tracks of tuneful anarcho punk with some tight guitar work including some screeching solos and passionate vocals whilst on the flip The Apostles give us four tracks of their usual primal and chaotic work including the fantastic track Punk Squat which is just drums and vocals and some of the best lyrics of the era (Sean Forbes, Rough Trade). Comes with a 60cm x 60cm poster-pullout with all the original artwork that the bands could salvage, plus a special collaborative 32 page fanzine from the makers of Negative Insight and Defiant Pose that talks to the myriad bands who had releases planned on Mortarhate/Fight Back Records which never came to fruition. Interviews with/pieces on ANOTHER DESTRUCTIVE SYSTEM, ANATHEMA/THE APOSTLES, ANTISECT, ARCH CRIMINALS, AVSKUM, CHAOS, CITY INDIANS, CLASS WAR, CYANIDE SCENARIO, EAT SHIT, VARUKERS and VIRUS. 350gsm reverse board sleeve, band logos drawn by Nicky Rat. Also includes an insert and comes in stickered poly bag. (Inflammable Material Records #23)
DECADENT FEW - Lowlife LP
Decadent Few formed in E.London, 1984, from the ashes of anarcho punks Youth In Asia. Playing a more direct punk style than YIA, their lyrics concentrated on personal experience rather than the general anarcho themes of the day, with an emphasis on feminism and gender violence. Fronted by the unique, soulful and soaring vocals of Kaya Byatta (more Alison Moyet than Poly Styrene), musically DF occasionally veered into darker, tribal postpunk/Goth territory. Negative Insight blogspot said: "......but then, there is Kay's voice. She has quite possibly the most powerful and intense voice in UK punk history. Hers is deep, warm, raucous at times, but still always tuneful. It can convey the whole spectrum of human emotion and take simple, efficient punk songs to the next level. If you could blend the energy of X-Ray Spex, the catchiness of A-Heads, the moodiness of Siouxsie and spice it all up with the voice of the bear-eating bastard child of Poly Styrene and Patti Smith, then you would be pretty close to the Decadent Few experience." This LP combines the 7 tracks recorded in 1988 for an unreleased MLP on Real World Records, plus 4 tracks from 1994 that only appeared on a long-deleted US compilation CD. All remastered from the original tapes. Colour cover and 4 page full-size insert. (Inflammable Material Records #30)
V/A - Every Winter Is Cold LP compilation
New England Hardcore Compilation. An 18 song compilation of both newer and older NEHC bands. Songs by RESTRAINING ORDER, ANTAGONIZE (X-BANE) and ANXIOUS who all have new LPs out now. Also new songs by WOUND MAN, BROTHER, PUMMEL and the first new song from Rhode Island's DROPDEAD in 14 years! Plus FREE (HAVE HEART) and 11 others. Limited white vinyl of 200. Download included. (Atomic Action Records #87)
GOD'S AMERICA/GRISTNAM - split 10"
Mammoth split 10" featuring New Orlean's, GRISTNAM and Las Vegas, GOD'S AMERICA. Gristnam has previously released a series of digital only EPs of their brand of sludge metal dissonance. On this, their vinyl debut, they lay down two tracks of heavy way down south style venomous songs about spicy Thai and an ode to Big Trouble in Little China. 3-star spicy dish as a Russian roulette. Featuring ex-members of Haarp, Zombie Legion and Omean. On the flip side, prolific power violence band, God's America drop four tracks of that violent lo-fi blast. An atmosphere of alienation with the force of absolute annihilation. A combination of hypnotizing sludge riffs reminiscent of Noothgrush with that short hectic blast of Benumb and watch the buildings crumble. (Night Animal Records #14)
ROBOT (RE)PAIR - End Transmissions LP
Debut LP from Tempe Arizona's ROBOT (RE)PAIR. Matt Dobbins from Rumspringer and Yami Langi from Parkway Wretch coming together (along with a little help from Brad Dwyer and Harry Jerkface) to bust out 12 original tracks and one 50 Million cover. It's a little sci-fi, a lotta southwest poppy punk, and definitely some of them heartfelt, fist-in-the-air, anthems. (Night Animal Records #13)
THE RAGING NATHANS - Sleeper Hits: Sordid Youth Vol 1 LP
"Sleeper Hits" is a 22 track compilation of every 7" song from 2012-2017, covers, comp tracks and rarities. The Nathan's have been busting out that classic Midwest melodic punk for almost a decade now and this comp takes you back to the beginning along with a few covers (Devo, Smoking Popes and Iron Chic) and a brand-new song that can only be found here! Comes with an 11x17 insert containing lyrics, pictures and liner notes. (Night Animal Records #11)
WET SPECIMENS - Haunted Flesh 7"
Albany, NY's WET SPECIMENS return with their first vinyl release featuring 5 songs of raging dark hardcore punk that sound like a basement show in a haunted house. Taking hints from Japanese hardcore and mixing it with death rock melodies, it is not unlike blending The Execute's hardcore releases with The Antagonistic Shadow LP. The tempo varies between a manic rush and lumbering lows, with guitars lending an odd musicality to the otherwise chaotic and harsh rhythm section, and cavernous vocals. 200 on black vinyl, limited edition 100 on opaque white vinyl with covers silk screened on animal x-rays (Brain Slash Records #2)
NEUTRON RATS - Primitive Past // Nuclear Future LP
The swan song for this Albany, NY trio, NEUTRON RATS put out their first LP and 8th release before splitting up after 10 years of playing raw Scandinavian/Japanese influenced hardcore punk. For fans of bands like Anti-Cimex, Bastard, and Riistetyt, NEUTRON RATS mix up metallic guitar with cacophonic drumming playing straight forward, raw, noisy punk that will inspire you to burn down your house and make snow angels in the ashes. LP includes lyric sheet (Brain Slash Records/Loud Punk Records #48)
MYSTERY GIRL - Heartbreaker 7"
Albany, NY's premier power pop outfit MYSTERY GIRL come back with their second slab of vinyl with the double A side single chock full of infectious melodies, ripping rock n' roll guitar, and plenty of snotty attitude to back it up. This release is solid start to finish with nods to glammy proto punk and classic '77 style like New York Dolls and Slaughter & the Dogs, while keeping sugary hooks a la The Speedies and Exploding Hearts sprinkled throughout. Pressed on various colors (Brain Slash Records #1)
MYSTERY GIRL - Wild & Mean 7"
Mystery Girl from Albany NY's debut record is the real deal. 4 songs of perfectly executed throwback power pop / early rock n roll infused punk. Mystery Girl has a heavy New York Dolls influence-lots of blues-tinged guitar, mid-tempos, and swagger. This may be the first you've heard of them, but I highly doubt it will be the last. Feral Kid Records (Brain Slash Records/Feral Kid Records #54)
CROSS CONTROL - Outrage Culture 7" (color vinyl)
Sometimes things just fall into place. In the case of Los Angeles, CA's Cross Control, they met for the first time in January 2019 and were in the studio making their debut EP for New Age Records by May. For fans of Slapshot, Life's Blood, and Gang Green. (New Age Records #80)
LION'S LAW - Cut The Rope 7" (Color Vinyl)
Lion's Law needs virtually no introduction these days. Swimming upstream against stereotypes and misconceptions, this staunchly, anti-racist skinhead outfit from France is held in the highest regard across the globe for reasons that become incredibly clear with even just a little digging. To promote their upcoming full-length and a slew of incredible tours, Pirates Press is proud to bring you these two brand new tracks, ready and waiting for you to scream along and spin around to... and here's just the start. (Pirate's Press Records #254)
Descriptions for 11/9/19
DISCLOSE - Nightmare Or Reality LP
20 years ago DISCLOSE released their response to the greatest hardcore 12" ever released: DISCHARGE's Why. At the time the band was at the peak of their DISCHARGE era and had perfectly crafted a trademark sound, which shows through on the recording. The chainsaw-sounding double-toned guitar, Kawakami's unmistakable vocals, and a rhythm section firmly based on the Stoke-On-Trent's beat melded together to create a repetitive mantra-like noise chant. Recorded at Grove Cargo and mastered at Studio D-Takt by Jan Jutila, the production is a perfect example of noise not music pressed into vinyl, with both high and low frequencies cutting through the mix without losing any power. Lyrically Nightmare Or Reality focuses on the tragic sights of bullshit fucking war while aurally the record is a full-blown attack on all senses. D-Beat Raw Punk at its best. 20 years on and many times imitated but never duplicated. Originally released by MCR Company, this 20 year anniversary official reissue comes in a printed inner sleeve and heavy board outer sleeve. (La Vida Es Un Mus #202)
OHYDA - Koszmar LP
Sophomore release by Lublin's OHYDA. Picking up where their Self Titled LP left in 2016 their new 12" ups the feedback, aggression and psychedelic infused hardcore of their previous release to new levels. Sonically OHYDA are dark and anthemic, with a ferocious guitar tone and delay vocals backed up by a extremely solid rhythm section. Not afraid of riffs or creating atmospheric passages leading to explosions of noise full of nightmarish visions of the current world. Imagine ABADDON meeting HAWKWIND at Jarocin festival then using CRESS's gear to write an album of distorted quasi industrial hardcore. I want to think that if the class of 1984 Polish hardcore had dreamed of what the future would sound it will be close to Koszmar. (La Vida Es Un Mus #199)
PHYSIQUE - The Rhythm Of Brutality 10"
After releasing a punishing 12" which was highly acclaimed to start 2019, Physique are back with 7 new tracks of pure disbones crasher brutality in a "ode to Disclose" 10" format to round out the year. SILENCE IS DEATH -WE MAKE NOISE!! (Distort Reality Records #49)
V/A - Gymnasium Violence 7" compilation (one sided)
One sided power violence compilation. This is a sort of little picture of how europeans powerviolence bands are alive and in an excellent state of grace. The first compilation included: SICKMARK, ANF, TRAVOLTA, NOTHING CLEAN, ARNOxDUEBEL, DxOxE, GHETTO. Limited to 300 copies. (Here And Now Records #76)
GOD'S AMERICA/MOOM - split 7"
We all know who God's America are. Here is a new split and it won't disappoint any fan of the genre. A mix of fast, grind, powerviolence riffs well combined that will leave you breathless. Moom is one of the most exciting band playing powerviolence in Israel. In the last few years they released 3 EP and now they are ready to share a 7" with another band in a great combinations of stops and goes, breakdowns and blasts. (Here And Now Records #75)
ALWAYS NEVER FUN/ILL! - split 7"
Italian ANF this time meet The German band ILL! Powerviolence meet fastcore in a hot field where anyone can't be saved. 11 tracks to that will make your head explodes before this powerful split will be finished. (Here And Now Records #72)
CRIPPLED FOX - 10 Years Of Thrashing 7" (one sided)
Happy birthday to the Foxes. Our Budapest thrashers are back with 5 brand new song to show us all thay are older but not slower. They can't stop play fast and mosh around every single day of their life. Here is another demonstration they are one of the most powerful band from the eastern Europe. FFO scholastich Deth, WHN? (Here And Now Records #69)
ENDLESS SWARM - Imprisoned In Skin LP
A debut 19 track album of powerviolence/grindcore band from Edinburgh, Scotland. Edinburgh. They have been destroying human senses with unrelenting grind-violence since 2013. These brutes create sheer carnage while delivering face-melting material consisting of endless drum blasts, frantic guitar shredding, fuzzed-out bass noise and maniacal vocals. Limited to 500 copies in a random colour. (Dead Heroes Records #74)
ONA SNOP/FAILURE - split 10"
The Monty Python's fast-core madness Ona Snop, a quartet featuring members of The Afternoon Gentlemen, Famine and Lugubrious Children presenting their brand-new tunes on wicked split vinyl with an awesome Italian power-violence trio FAILURE (ex Ape Unit). (Dead Heroes Records #77)
GETS WORSE - Snubbed LP
Leeds based a sludgy power-violence squad's launching their brand-new 20track album "Snubbed". Snubbed kicks things off with "Empty Tank", declaring that the past is gone and the future is not yet here. A few thick, sludgy slams later and the record is chugging like a locomotive. Check it at a few snare cracks, and the track is that pure powerviolence glory we've come to know and love. Sections of crushing breakdowns and grinding speed-ups. It's always glorious. Twenty tracks can seem like a lot, but anyone who is seasoned in grind and powerviolence knows that bands can make short work of a count that high. And while Gets Worse have plenty of songs that clock in under a minute, nothing feels squandered or lacking. Rather, the band is constantly pulling from their creative pool of juicy Spazz-like song structures and steamrolling their listeners in the process. Tracks like "Crushed" (adequately named) slam on and never let the breaks up. Fast or slow, the band is killing it. Snubbed is a seriously brutal release. It's got blasts, breakdowns, brutality and humor to spare. (Dead Heroes Records #75)
DENIAL OF GOD - The Hallow Mass LPx2/CD
By now, DENIAL OF GOD should need little introduction. Since that fateful year of 1991, the brothers Azter and Ustumallagam have perfected an idiosyncratic style of black metal that's positively drenched in the supernatural and remains firm in their conviction of more classicist-styled songwriting. In fact, "black metal" might even be a misnomer; rather, BLACK HORROR METAL would be more accurate. This past June, DENIAL OF GOD - utilizing the same lineup that's been firm since 2005, with Azter and Ustumallagam joined by Galheim - released the critically acclaimed The Shapeless Mass EP, which served as a special teaser for the full-length The Hallow Mass. With that EP's title track intended as a springboard for LP#3's themes and aesthetics, DENIAL OF GOD proceed to return in grand, GRAND form with The Hallow Mass, reminding those legions just why their brand of Black Horror Metal is so special whilst uncovering new, undead ground. Topped off by stunningly atmospheric full-gatefold artwork by Markus Vesper, who delivered the unforgettable art for Death and the Beyond, DENIAL OF GOD's The Hallow Mass is the timely return of true BLACK HORROR METAL! (Hells Headbangers Records #268)
DECEASED - The 13 Frightened Souls LP
Now shipping! All copies pressed on neon green/yellow/orange swirl vinyl with silkscreened artwork on side B. Comes with a lyrics insert. HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present, once again, DECEASED's classic mini-album, The 13 Frightened Souls, back on 12" vinyl format after 25 years. DECEASED should need no introduction, nor should The 13 Frightened Souls: a special EP back when those still mattered in the metal scene, the record continued the major underground momentum created by their Luck of the Corpse debut album and saw the band revisit a couple songs from 1989's Nuclear Exorcist demo, a cover of Voivod's selfsame song, and two brand-new tracks that soon became live staples. Up the tombstones, once again! (Hells Headbangers Records #51)
DECEASED - Luck Of The Corpse LP
HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present, once again, DECEASED's classic debut album, Luck of the Corpse, on vinyl LP format. DECEASED should need no introduction, nor should Luck of the Corpse: originally released in 1991, the band's debut album was the first full-length to be released on a fledgling Relapse Records. The album was out of print on vinyl for a long, long time, until longtime fans HELLS HEADBANGERS came along to release it on picture-disc format in 2009. Ten years later, the time is more than right to bring Luck of the Corpse back from the grave - and it's still as rottenly fresh today as it was back then, a manic and crazed and ever-addicting long-form introduction to DECEASED's singular Death Metal from the Grave, which has gone through a number of transitions but still holds strong today. Up the tombstones, once again! (Hells Headbangers Records #243)
SLAUGHTBBATH - Alchemical Warfare LP
For a decade and a half now, SLAUGHTBBATH have prolifically pursued a fierce 'n' fiery vision of total black/death METAL. With a rich yet uniformly exemplary discography, this power-trio have laid waste to the underground across a myriad demos, splits, EPs, and 2013's now-classic debut album, Hail to Fire. Allied with HELLS HEADBANGERS since 2016, a split 7" with Grave Desecrator followed that summer, with September 2017 seeing the release of the Contempt, War and Damnation compilation, which precluded the band's first-ever North American tour alongside fellow Chilean labelmates COMMUNION. With more eyes than ever on the Chilean black/death scene, it's high time that the leaders separate themselves from the followers. SLAUGHTBBATH firmly and furiously take the torch and lead the way forward with Alchemical Warfare. (Hells Headbangers Records #260)
VOMITOR - Devil's Poison LP
From the wreckage of their mandatory debut album, the Vomitor camp take no prisoners with their recipe for disaster of raw n' gritty thrashing death riffage, rough n' tough solos, echoed war throat roars and hammering drum demolition. Just complete total fucking madness from beginning to end... DEATH METAL OR DIE WIMPS!! Features current & former members of Gospel of the Horns, Bestial Warlust, Spear of Longinus. FOR DIE HARDS OF: Sodom, Slaughter Lord, Morbid Angel ("Abominations..." era). (Hells Headbangers Records #222)
VAULTWRAITH - Light The Candle In Honour Of Devils CD
Light the Candle In Honour of Devils is a 12-song epic of pure Devilcraft Metal: VAULTWRAITH's own morbid mix of heavy '80s-inspired speed/thrash metal, combined with demonic death/black metal riffs/vocals, atmospheric horror-inspired keyboards, and a King Diamond/Candlemass-influenced vibe of evil and doom. With their second album due out in 2019, again through HELLS HEADBANGERS, VAULTWRAITH's Light the Candle In Honour of Devils continues the sound and feeling of the debut but going in a much darker direction, cranking up the death metal, black metal, and doom while keeping the lightning thrash metal sound, altogether taking their love of atmospheric European horror literature, film, and art to further heights and gloomy dimensions. A loose storyline connects the first album with the second album in a clever and yet darkly passionate way, with each song telling a different tale of various characters from the past trapped in their own hellish nightmares, with murder, warlocks, witch-burnings, cursed nuns, and occult burials ready to explode in an inferno of utter vengeance and damnation. The VAULTWRAITH has RETURNED! (Hells Headbangers Records #269 CD)
AGNOSTIC FRONT - I Remember 7" (Color Vinyl)
NYHC legends Agnostic Front are back with new music and have teamed up with Bridge Nine once again to release a limited-edition 7" EP. "I Remember" is a brand-new three-song EP that will feature two songs from their upcoming album, "Get Loud!," on Nuclear Blast and a B-side track exclusive to this release. Artwork was handled by Sean Taggart. 7" includes digital download. Classics like "I Remember," "Help, I've Fallen And I Can't get Up," and "Early Bird Special." (Bridge Nine Records #266)
Descriptions for 11/2/19
POISON IDEA - Pig's Last Stand LPx2 (with poster and DVD)
POISON IDEA's epic 1993 "Farewell" concert performance, available for the first time ever on vinyl! Packaged in a deluxe LPx2 set, in a gatefold jacket with tons of previously unpublished photographs from the show!! Each copy includes a poster reproduction of the original show flyer designed by Mike King, and a bonus DVD of a 4-camera shoot of the entire concert!!! (TKO Records #19001)
DARKIFIED - Cthulhu Riseth: The Complete Works of Darkified LP
An omnibus of Darkified's complete studio recordings, eight tracks of Swedish black death metal recorded between 1991 and 1992. The "Dark" demo and the "Sleep Forever" 7_ on a 12_. Darkified was only around for a short time but they released some of the best Swedish death metal songs ever recorded! Members went on to play in bands like Marduk, and Edge of Sanity. Limited to 300 copies on black vinyl. (Nuclear War Now Records #475)
VASSAGO - Knights From Hell LP
Released in 1999, "Knights From Hell" was Vassago's first full-length release, but it would also be the band's last before folding for good. Nevertheless, "Knights From Hell" was a bold and defiant statement and remains a monumental recording. The bestial energy of the album was unmatched by the majority of Vassago's peers, though comparisons may be drawn to early output by bands such as Impaled Nazarene and Black Witchery. The album exhibits an unrestrained ferocity. There are no especially atmospheric or ambient passages in the songs; even the interludes are brief, swiftly giving way to the savage tumult that characterizes Vassago's music. Displaying inhuman accuracy, the rhythm section is nearly mechanical, pierced only by Sin's wretched vocals and excoriating guitar leads by session member Andy LaRoque of King Diamond fame. For too long, Vassago has been undeservedly ignored by many, and NWN! is honored to present this first ever vinyl edition of "Knights From Hell." (Nuclear War Now Records #462)
INSANITY - Demo 1985 LP
In September 1985, with death metal in its nascent stages, San Francisco's newly-formed Insanity began playing an intense mix of warp-speed thrash and technically brutal riffs, unlike anything that had been heard before. By October of 1985 they laid down a live demo tape which quickly made its way through the underground tape trading circuit, garnering rave reviews from fanzines and radio shows worldwide. Shows followed around the Bay Area with the likes of Death, Possessed, Sacrilege, and Desecration, but due to the untimely death of co-founder and vocalist Joe DeZuniga in 1987, the band was unable to produce a proper record and remained underground. However, in the years to follow, Insanity's brand of brutal death thrash would be cited as an influence on such legendary extreme metal bands as Carcass and Napalm Death, with the latter even covering the demo's leadoff track "Fire Death Fate" on their Leaders Not Followers: Part 2 album. Expanded from the long out of print 2006 7" reissue, this LP contains the complete 1985 live rehearsal demo, packaged with a full-color 12"x24" poster with rare photos and graphics from the band's archives. (Radio Raheem Records #21)
SARCASM - War Song LP
Somewhere at the midpoint of the 1980's, New York City birthed the then unheard of conglomerate of Heavy Metal and Hardcore later known as Crossover. Although bands such as the Crumbsuckers, Agnostic Front, Leeway, Carnivore and Nuclear Assault are rightfully cited as progenitors of the genre from the area, there are a few who helped cultivate this sound who were lost to the annals of time. One such band is Brooklyn's Sarcasm. Across their two demo tapes from 1986 - "Man of God?" and "War Song" - the band displayed the same amount of burly sonic confidence as the aforementioned bands, but sadly never got the same recognition back in the day. In an attempt to right that wrong, Radio Raheem is slapping both of Sarcasm's demos onto vinyl for the first time ever, tying it together with a bevy of photos and flyers and titling it War Song. With an overabundance of sick riffage and enough mid-tempo chug to sound like a foreshadowing to what would become of NYHC during the 90's, "War Song" is a welcomed introduction to a band that was sadly unheralded in their day. (Radio Raheem Records #22)
THE PSYCHOS - One Voice LP
Out of the many bands to come from the NYHC scene of the early 1980's, none are more fabled or revered as The Psychos. Playing on many a mouth-watering bill at the cramped and sweaty Lower East Side venue A7 as well as feeding members to legendary bands such as Agnostic Front, S.O.D, Trip 6, Mental Abuse and The Icemen, the band's worth has been cemented in history even though recorded evidence of their existence has proven to be as tough to find as a functioning toilet at CBGB. For years now, the powers that be at Radio Raheem have spent much time in smoky basements and stale-smelling attics attempting to nail down the story of The Psychos and by the grace of eggbo we finally did it with "One Voice", the only collection of material by this elusive unit to date. Containing 20 tracks documenting three of the many line-ups the band burned through in their time, "One Voice" exposes The Psychos' loud-fast-and-barbaric sound for all to finally hear and it's capped off with the usual deep dive into ephemera you expect from our crack team of hardcore archaeologists here at Radio Raheem. For the first time ever on vinyl, it's The Psychos you dick! First pressing limited to 500 copies with 16-page, 12"x12" full-color booklet packed full of archival images. (Radio Raheem Records #23)
DIVIDED - The World You're Living In LP
Wild. Ferocious. Raw. Punk. Orange County's most anticipated new band of 2019, THE DIVIDED, make their Hostage debut with this 10 song ripper. The Divided marks the return of Raybo, the signature baritone snarler who for years fronted Bonecrusher, re-united with Pat Hall and Noah Lysek both from the seminal Bonecrusher line-up from the late 90's. The Divided is a stripped down no-nonsense return to glory with a go for the jugular attack. Fans of the early Bonecrusher singles unite, the Divided has landed. In addition to the legendary line-up, the cover art, front and back features full sized photos by the legendary LA punk photographer, ED COLVER. This is the 75th release by Hostage Records, with it we raise a toast to the band and friends who got us here. FFO: Bonecrusher, GBH, Oxymoron, the Misfits, Hostage Records, OC punk, Street Punk, The UK Subs, the Exploited. (Hostage Records #75)
999 - The Sharpest Cuts (1993-2007) LP
Streeting on Black Friday 2019! High Energy sounds from the Boys In The Gang! Gutterwail Records remasters and delivers the best tracks from 1993-2007 albums distilled from CD's only available in Europe, plus 2 previously unreleased live versions of their best known hits. Nasty Nasty being one of them. Thirteen essential tracks available for the first time on colored vinyl. This is 999 at its best...Guy Days "Guitar" and Nick Cash "Vocals" these are some of the best songs we ever wrote, we're glad to finally have America hear them. Classic 1977 punk rock needle drop to groove stop. (Gutterwail Records #7)
GREET DEATH - New Hell LP/CD/cassette tape
"New Hell" is the latest album from Greet Death. It was recorded by Nick Diener (The Swellers) at Oneder Studios. The album as a whole is a creative intermingling of lush, melodic atmosphere with melancholic lyrical content. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Deathwish Records #216)
(repress) DYSTOPIA - Human = Garbage LPx2
DYSTOPIA was a round from 1991 to 2008. Doom-ridden, metal-laced, down-tuned punk with a "Love Earth-Hate People" philosophy. Human=Garbagewas the first full length (1994) released on the bands own Life is Abuse and Misanthropic Records with help from Common Cause in Germany who booked the bands first European tour. From '91 to '93 DYSTOPIA existed as a four piece (with Dan Kaufman of MINDROT doing lead vocals). Included with this release are the tracks from splits with GRIEF and EMBITTERED both from 1993 and another only previously released on the first cd format of this collection.Visually DYSTOPIA took influence from both anarcho-punk collage art and graffiti culture. Blending images of societal decay, inner turmoil and humanity's destruction of the planet to create a style that goes hand in hand with the music. The 16 page lyric booklet included and the imagery contained are indispensable along side these 12 tracks. Out of print for years these songs find a new home at Tankcrimes. Now packaged as a double LP with 7" sized booklet including a digital download card (CD format also available). The pure anger and misery that is constantly present on this record make it undoubtedly one of the most disturbing, depressing and misanthropic records ever. An essential part of any sludge punk, crust metal or doom fan's collection. An essential crust, metal, doom release - now packaged as double LP for the first time including all tracks from the original CD format. Pressed to clear vinyl with a digital download card included. Highly influential band toured all over USA, Australia, Japan and Europe. 16 page 7" booklet contains all essential DYSTOPIA imagery. (Tank Crimes Records #85)
(limited restock) DEATH SIDE - Wasted Dream LP
Feral Ward found some of the original pressing they did, so there aren't very many of these. 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. "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)
(limited restock) DEATH SIDE - Bet on the Possibility LP
Feral Ward found some of the original pressing they did, so there aren't very many of these. 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. (Feral Ward Records #77)
ORCHID - Chaos is Me LP 20th anniversary silver foil edition (Scene Support version)
In 1999 Ebullition released the Orchid - Chaos is Me LP. At the time Orchid was a fairly new and unheard of band. It was the 45th release on Ebullition, but over time it became the most popular band and record that Ebullition ever had the privilege of releasing. In honor of this, in 2019 Ebullition has decided to releases a special limited edition 20th anniversary version of this monumental LP. Colored vinyl and a special foil printed cover with all of the grey elements from the original cover replaced with the silver foil. Scene Support version is on brown vinyl and comes with limited poster insert and alternative lyric sheet. (Ebullition Records #45)
(discounted price) ECONOCHRIST - discography CDx2
Ebullition has decided to lower the price of this amazing discography CD in an attempt to get some more of these out into the world before the CD format disappears forever. A classic. And a great deal for a double CD that includes every single Econochrist song that was ever released! This double CD discography features forty-one Econochrist songs. It includes the Ruination LP, the Trained To Serve LP, the Skewed 7", the Another Victim 7", the It Runs Deep 7", as well as the songs from the Give Me Back comp LP, the Very Small World comp LPx2, the What Are You Pointing At? comp 10", and the songs from the split 7" that Econochrist did with The Detonators. (Ebullition Records #37 CD)