Descriptions for 8/27/16
SIEGE - Drop Dead: 30th Anniversary Edition CD
Restored definitive sound with all the original sessions' outtakes. This edition features all four bonus tracks unearthed when the tapes were sent off for restoration, making this the most complete and definitive version of the release. Siege was an American hardcore punk band from Weymouth, Massachusetts. They were active in the 1980s Boston hardcore scene from 1983 to 1985, and reunited briefly in the early 1990s. Siege's unprecedented level of extreme hardcore punk was some of the fastest and heaviest of its time, incorporating lightning fast tempos, chord changes, vocal delivery, and blast beats into its style, thus setting the stage for the emerging grindcore scene. And though rather short-lived and little-known during their existence, subsequent musicians have cited the group as a profound influence, including the famous British grindcore band Napalm Death and the American hardcore band Dropdead, whose name was derived from the title of Siege's demo of the same name. An awesome document of SIEGE's Radiobeat recordings, complemented by the stark black and white original demo images, lyrics, and side OBI strip jewel case packaging. (Armeageddon Shop #001S CD)
GHOUL - Dungeon Bastards CD
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. (Tank Crimes Records #96 CD)
SETE STAR SEPT - Beast World LP
There's a more formal description below, but I'll just plug a few extra words in here. Probably everybody knows Sete Star Sept, Japan's primary grind export. They've toured close to everywhere there is tour at this point, I think they're only missing Africa and some parts of South America. They've most likely been to your city. Right now they're in the midst of month long USA (including Alaska!) and European tours in support of Beast World LP, along with small stints in Mongolia and Japan. This is after already hitting Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and Perth Australia so far this year. This is their first new full-length album since Sacrifice LP in 2013. It was recorded right here in Baltimore, immediately prior to their 2015 USA tour, at the Queen Wolf space with Mike Walls behind the controls. So naturally, I think it sounds perfect, and between the songs, the production, and the fantastic art/layout from the esteemed Rudolfo de Silva, it ranks as one of the best records of the year for me. (SPHC Records #70)
TV CRIME - Hooligans 7"
Debut Single from TV Crime who are a new garage punk / power pop band from Nottingham who come fully formed. 'Hooligans' is a total stomper of a power pop song that starts like a classic Good Vibrations Records 7" with The Moondogs esque guitar work and the energy of 90's legends New Bomb Turks or Gaunt. Flip 'Wild One' is another pounder but with a more rock 'n' roll twist. As the band say "Killer Tunes - Shitty Attitude". (Static Shock Records #42)
DEEP POCKETS - Nice Life 7"
Brooklyn, NY indie punk from members of Everything Sucks, Brain Slug, Bearchild & more. Follow up EP to their debut full-length, "You Feel Shame". 300 pressed on Clear Blue vinyl. Comes with download. (Dead Beat Records #150)
RATS REST - On The Eastside 7"
Kansas-City melodic punk rock. Melodic, gritty, raging Region Rock style punk rock that we've grown so fond of over the years. This is the shit right here. Get on the damn train, ya hippie. (Members of: Hello Shitty People, Constant Insult, Hard Feelings, Street Legal+) 300 pressed on Clear Green vinyl. Comes with download. (Dead Beat Records #145)
HEAVY METAL - Total Bullshit LP
And you thought the world had run out of great band names!! No sir - welcome to the debut album by Heavy Metal. Over the space of 13 tracks the three piece from Berlin make dirty punk, childlike chaos and raw DIY gems with reckless abandon. In parts it sounds like pissed idiots with a 4 Track recorder armed with a load of ATV 7"s and in other parts like some obscure Australian DIY 7" from 1979. Standout cuts are 'Snail of Rock' which is all snotty 77 punk rock, 'Would You Adam and Eve It?' which could have been one a classic Step Forward Records release and 'Total Bullshit' which sounds like the Sleaford Mods but with the recording quality of 'Bullshit Detector' compilations on Crass. You used to love Heavy Metal when you were young and now you can fall in love with Heavy Metal all over again. (Static Age Records #30)
SPERMA - Zuri Punx 7"
1979 appeared on Urs Steiger label Another Swiss Label the punk anthem "Zuri Punx" ("Zyt from flower power ish verbii / Woodstock ish shit GSII ...") by the group Sperma. This song expressed with his musical directness and their slogans like lyrics ("They tršumed vo Punk and Anarchy") very nicely the fierce determination of the first round. The following year, the song reappeared again with a new B- side (Sinnlos insteed of Bombs). Today, 35 years later Static Age Musik from Berlin did release for the first time all 3 songs on a single in an edition of 500 copies with the two original covers and some liner notes. (Static Age Records #24)
PISS - s/t 7"
The great STATIC AGE label is on a roll these days: Last month they brought us a SPERMA 7", now it's time for a PISS 7". So the PISS trio from Berlin finally got its SHIT together and put out an EP, about time! Their great demo from 2013 is already a little worn out. I used to say that they were the best recent Hardcore Punk band from Berlin that was not on the "Berlin Tristesse" compilation. But that does not really matter now, as there are so many good new bands in town, most of which don't sing in Swedish. What I also love about PISS is that they are touring like crazy. Unless you have an ocean between yourself and Berlin it's likely that they will play your shitty burg soon -- or played there last week without you noticing. For some reason the band is also hip with folks who have never seen them, even people from Texas and the notorious CVNTNATION. And when they play locally, they get a strange mix of folks out. Maybe this is because of Robins (vox & git) exquisite dress sense? But back to the music on this platter: I think they recorded around 15 songs and only picked the best 5 for this EP. Then went back to record another EP. Judging by what I hear on this platter, the next best 5 songs from the same session would probably make most other bands proud, but we might never hear them. Esp. "Spršnga Allt" is a sure hit and recycled here from the demo. This is totally unhip sounding, straight-up hardcore punk the way it should be played. On the perfect vinyl format for this sound. Do yourself a favour and buy this before the masses discover this band and maybe ruin the fun for us. (Static Age Records #21)
Descriptions for 8/20/16
EARTH GIRLS - Wanderlust LP
Earth Girls play power pop with an emphasis on "power." Spearheaded by guitarist/vocalist, Liz Panella, the Chicago-based band write songs that are bursting with breezy earworms but still pack an undeniably urgent punch. This precarious and exciting balance between infectiousness and grit propels the band's debut full length, Wanderlust. Throughout Wanderlust, Panella effortlessly combines elements of 60s and 70s pop with more modern influences, while adding her own distinguishing touches to make songs that are as catchy as they are concise. Earth Girls' songs are driven by hook-filled immediacy, but they aren't without sonic and lyrical depth. The best hooks always sound effortless and Wanderlust is loaded with these deceptively catchy yet winding melodies and chord changes. Every instrument plays it's role perfectly and tastefully; warm vocal harmonies weave around gritty guitar and inventive bass lines, all held together by airtight drumming. The album's tight 21 minute runtime lends itself to repeat listens that reveal Panella's attention to detail in arrangements, as well as pointed lyrics reflecting a struggle to make the most of life and its relationships. (Grave Mistake Records #77)
THE SUSPECTS - Voice of America LP
Grave Mistake and Six Feet Under are honored to present a significant piece of Washington, DC punk history - a reissue of The Suspects' 1995 full length, Voice of America, along with the tracks from their 1994 debut self-titled 7". Originally released on their own Torque Records label, the band's seminal output contains thirteen blasts of timeless and unadulterated punk rock, delivered with a precise intensity that maintains its urgency two decades later. Founded by original Scream drummer Kent Stax alongside guitarist Bryan Harbin, bassist Chris Condayan and vocalist Brian Gayton, the Suspects came together in 1993 with one objective - to inject the Nation's capital with a long forgotten dose of uninhibited punk intensity. Combining their love for classic '77 UK punk with the aggression and power of the DC Hardcore classics, The Suspects were a pivotal band for the region; crucial in keeping the spirit of DC Punk and Hardcore alive and flourishing for generations to come. (Grave Mistake Records #73)
SEX POWERS - Dive Bombs 7"
First vinyl release, following a self released tape, from these OCHC purveyors of D-beat aural insanity. Featuring members of Against The Wall, Dystopia and others, This only begins to hint at the sonic assault that is to come on "Dive Bombs". [This doesn't sound like d-beat and it doesn't sound anything like Dystopia or Against The Wall... instead it sounds like a snotty rock/punk record.] (Not Like You Records #13)
KING FACE - Live @ 9:30 Club LP
Recorded live in their prime at the legendary 9:30 Club, this record captures them in their element, the live show. Featuring a couple tracks that never made it to any release, this LP is a stand out from start to finish. (Not Like You Records #9)
PARASYTES - Straight Jacket 7"
British '80s influenced punk somewhat in the vein of early Sacrilege, but with more punk rock, almost Chaos U.K.-styled, thrown in. Great riffs, great rhythms and... well, just great overall. You can pogo, while still wearing your crusty vest, to this. Parasytes hail from Montreal, Canada and have Jannick (from After the Bombs/Truncheons) and Tom (from Napalm Raid). (Distort Reality #29)
KORROSIVE - Syovyttava Laji 7"
After a couple of tapes and a flexi Korrosive delivers their 4 best tracks yet. Finnish-styled hardcore in the vein of Appendix or Kaaos. Finland '83 inspired hardcore punk band from Oakland '16. (Distort Reality #31)
DOG SOLDIER - Mother Fucker 7"
Portland ultra punk. Four tracks. (Distort Reality #32)
LIFE FUCKER - s/t 7"
Do you remember the good old days of Berlin hardcore? Neither do Life Fucker and THANK FUCK! The new wave of raw Berlin hardcore is here and alongside fellow labelmates/push moshers PISS, LF are holding a match to the firecracker set to explode under the asses of all the would-be artists, internet activists and party people currently scourging the German capital. Not everything in Berlin used to be better, people and Life Fucker are a response to the long unanswered question of where to pit this Friday.
For Fans of PiSS, S.H.I.T, Destino Final etc. !!! Artwork by Alexander Heir. (Static Age Records #26)
FUTURO - Habitos Ruins LP
Futuro (previously known as B.U.S.H.) is an absolute ripper of a band from S„o Paulo, Brazil. When the when the band's original singer Kalota left the band, he suggested they try a female lead. Less than a year later, Mila made her debut on vocals, and Futuro returned reinvigorated, already releasing a new EP, contributing to compilations and releasing, this, their debut LP. Futuro has a long history of playing music together and they've shown a willingness to both stretch out and experiment and still deliver peals of thrashing punk. In the band's previous incarnation as B.U.S.H. they took elements of post-punk, sixties garage rock and 80s hardcore weaving the history of underground rock's history into a new whole. This synthesis lead to some interesting tone changes often within the same song (check out New American Century's "Nao Sou Skate Punk" as it shifts from a blistering skate punk jam into a sustained psyche jam freak out before morphing back on itself). This experimentation slowed a bit as the band found its sound, content to incorporate these disparate elements directly into songs. Vocals and instruments mesh as the entire band starts and stops before making violent turns in new directions, no member once losing place. (Dirt Cult Records #92)
BAD FUTURE - s/t LP
In my mind, Seattle's Bad Future is the epitome of do it yourself ethics in modern American punk, having spent the past three years touring across the US and Europe in addition to self-releasing a debut LP 'The Golden Age' as well as a cassette EP entitled 'Night Church.' Now the band is back with their best batch of songs yet. Bad Future defy description, playing a blend of heavy, grungy, and somewhat mathy (without the pretention) hardcore punk. Imagine Jawbreaker playing Amphetamine Reptile Records brand post-punk maybe? (Dirt Cult Records #97)
BRAT KINGS - Hypnopedia LP
Catchy as hell, slightly psychedelic and surfy garage rock from Montreal/Toronto. This is the band's first LP and a follow up to their debut 7" "Good Drugs" released last year on Hosehead Records. The band features members of Sonic Avenues (Dirtnap Records) and First Base (Hozac Records). Split release with Brain Gum Records (Canada). (Dirt Cult Records #96)
PROFANATICA - The Curling Flame Of Blasphemy LP (gatefold)
LP on Comes in a gatefold cover with UV spot gloss. 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. (Hells Headbangers Records #160)
BAT - Wings Of Chains LP
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)
CULTES DES GHOULES - Spectres Over Transylvania LP
OUT NOW ON HELLS HEADBANGERS! Repress on traditional Black Vinyl. Singled-sided LP complete with large poster, insert, and laser etching on Side B. This is identical to the first pressing, no changes have been made to the layout. To meet the insane demand brought on by 2013's critically acclaimed Henbane monolith, CULTES DES GHOULES are now re-releasing their hideous 'n' harrowing Spectres Over Transylvania mini-album. Originally released on vinyl in 2011 by HELLS HEADBANGERS and quickly selling out, Spectres Over Transyvlania saw these mysterious Polish demons aim for heights/depths even more ambitious than their now-classic H?xan debut LP: a single 25-minute song, encompassing one whole side of a 12" vinyl, where medieval devil worship and arcane rituals run like black blood in sonic form. Armed, as always, with one of the most gutted, bass-driven tones around, CULTES DES GHOULES create black-fucking-metal in a way that is truly ancient, in all senses of the word. Spectres Over Transylvania is but one portal they offer to the beyond, from where you'll never return... Singled-sided LP complete with large poster, insert, and laser etching on Side B. (Hells Headbangers Records #19)
KERASPHORUS (Angelcorpse) - s/t CD
HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present a timely collection of KERASPHORUS' two EPs, simply titled Kerasphorus, on both vinyl LP and CD formats. Originally existing between 2009 and 2011, KERASPHORUS combined the razor-throated doctrines of P. Helmkamp (Angelcorpse, Order From Chaos), the savage attack of J. Read (Revenge, Conqueror), and the esoteric manifestations and conjurations of B. Wolaniuk, altogether enacting a violent occult prophecy of supreme bestial art. In a short amount of time, the band released two EPs through Nuclear War Now! Productions - Cloven Hooves at the Holocaust Dawn in 2010 and Necronaut the following year - that both immediately caused a stir in the metal underground. With an overwhelming gnarliness buttressing a forever-twisting attack of angularity, it was easy to see why both EPs caused that stir...and then the band ceased to be. However, KERASPHORUS re-formed in 2015 and began playing select shows, and with an exclusive appearance slated for HELLS HEADBASH PART 3 this year, KERASPHORUS' entire recorded oeuvre to date has been collected on Kerasphorus, making for a 31-minute slaughter of cosmic might and dread frequency. The cloven hooves have sounded once again... (Hells Headbangers Records #183)
HARM WULF - Hijrah LP/CD
"Hijrah" is the emotional sophomore album from Harm Wulf. Where the debut album (Deathwish, 2013) was primarily built on the singer/songwriter experience, "Hijrah" introduces a wash of stark instrumentation with Jon Nean of Blacklisted on bass and engineer/musician Arthur Rizk (Inquisition, Prurient) on percussion, backing G. Hirsch as he performs all vocal, guitar and harmonica duties. Altogether they have created a dark and emotional atmosphere that is more fully realized than ever before. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Deathwish Records #192)
SELF DEFENSE FAMILY - When The Barn Caves In 7"
On transparent orange/gold vinyl. "When The Barn Caves In" is the first major release from post-hardcore musical collective Self Defense Family since their third LP released this past spring. Boasting two of the band's most accomplished songs, this record seems destined to become a signal release for the band. Robbins's production (Jets To Brazil, Dismemberment Plan, Promise Ring, etc) imbues the songs with warmth and size while the band lays down some of their most mature, personal, and emotionally wrought songwriting. A two-song single, "When The Barn Caves In" b/w "Alan" is due out Black Friday, November 27th via Brooklyn label Iron Pier (Wild Moth, Hollow Sunshine, Weed Hounds) as a 7" vinyl single, digital download, limited cassette, and with an accompanying limited photo book. (Iron Pier Records #19)
SELF DEFENSE FAMILY - You Are Beneath Her 7"
Self Defense Family are one of the most interesting bands in contemporary independent music. Evolving from a sound influenced by revolution summer and Dischord bands, in recent years the band has grown into a new phase where they have explored the post-hardcore territory of Lungfish and Wilderness and altcountry reminiscent of the Drive-By Truckers. You Are Beneath Her is the first of two records Iron Pier is releasing for the band that feature longtime "family member" Caroline Corrigan who takes over vocal duties on this record, lending a more accessible side to the band. You Are Beneath Her consists of four songs sung solely by Corrigan: three are alternate versions ones from the You Are Beneath Me (Deathwish) sessions. The fourth song was re-recorded soon after. All four songs have been remastered by Carl Saff in 2013 for this release. (Iron Pier Records #13)
SELF DEFENSE FAMILY - Colicky LP
On Colicky, SDF's instrumentation channels dark postpunk influences while singer Patrick Kindlon, rather than avoid the influence of a breakup that surrounded this recording, leads hard into the theme. Recorded with Taylor Young at The Pit (Nails, Twitching Tongues, SDF's recent "Superior" EP.) For fans of Interpol and Killing Joke. The second in Iron Pier's new Mini-LP series. (Iron Pier Records #21)
SELF DEFENSE FAMILY - Duets LP
Self Defense Family is a band as continually interesting as they are musically ambitious. Their new MLP Duets is a featured collaboration between them and Albany singer and "family member" Caroline Corrigan. Here, she and regular Family singer Patrick Kindlon are put together front and center and afforded plenty of time and room with which to collaborate. Duets is five new songs with overlapping themes and a cohesive sound that builds on the band's own distinctive approach but integrates new elements of alt-country and indie rock. Over the course of the record Kindlon's and Corrigan's voices sing against each other, overlap, double back on each other, and break apart, with Corrigan alone singing on the final track. Duets is tuneful and accessible but just as challenging, interesting, and as personally confrontational as the band has ever been. This is a first pressing on limited pink, colored vinyl. (Iron Pier Records #14)
Descriptions for 8/13/16
VARUKERS - Protest And Survive" 7"
Originally released in 1981, this 7" is like a blast of pure power from the early days of hardcore punk. Varukers was one of the first bands to take up the gauntlet laid down by Discharge to combine the rebel attitude of punk with the pure energy of hardcore. This four song banger bursts with raw energy and anger, the recording is raw and urgent, three tracks are primal raw D Beat, while Soldier Boy is a more pogo punk UK82 anthem, well known for it's inclusion on the Punk and Disorderly compilation. (Havoc Records #7058)
VARUKERS - I Don't Wanna Be a Victim 7"
This is the second ep from the Varukers, originally released in 1982. Varukers seamlessly blend the styles we now call D Beat and UK82. This 7" features three of the more traditionally punk influenced mid paced sing along ragers, picking up towards the end with the more hard edged "No Masters, No Slaves". (Havoc Records #7059)
VARUKERS - Die For Your Government 7"
The Varukers third 7" from 1983 originally released on Riot City. The production progresses from the raw production of the first two eps. Two sides of huge crushing riffs, the best of catchy punk and raw hardcore power in an intoxicating mix. (Havoc Records #7060)
VARUKERS - Massacred Millions 7"
Originally released as a 12" ep in 1983, this is raw and savage hardcore in the Discharge tradition. From the alienation and misery of Thatcher's Britain came the revolt of punk against the establishment, society, and the weak posing of the sold out remnants of first wave of punk. Taking punk to it's most logical extreme, Varukers channeled the angst of the era into these four tracks of hardcore power. (Havoc Records #7061)
VARUKERS - No Hope of a Future 7"
Originally released in 1984 on, this 7" features the Varukers developing into a tight and powerful hardcore machine. The punk bounce has given way to a heavier more proto crust hardcore sound. Lean and powerful, this record has the same raw production and urgency as the first two eps. (Havoc Records #7062)
VARUKERS - Led to the Slaughter 7"
Originally released in 1984 on Riot City, three tracks of unrelenting hardcore punk moving more towards the sounds of the Another Religion Another War era. Like Discharge, the Varukers pushed to a harder more powerful sound with more leads and guitar wails, but always staying firmly rooted in the world of punk rock and not veering as far into the territory of metal. Huge riffs, raw beats, pure rage. (Havoc Records #7063)
IMPACT NYHC - Worlds Apart 7"
They played black n blue bowl this year and got a huge response. This is their first 7" and they are rising to the front of current NYHC scene. (Not Like You Records #11)
VINNY HOOLIGANZ - Late Nights 7"
Limited white vinyl. NYHC band featuring members of Warzone YOT and Bold. A powerful blend of the Ramones The Bouncing Souls and classic Oi. FFO Black Train Jack, Bouncing Souls and singalongs. (Not Like You Records #14)
V SECT - Nature's Casket 10"
Black metal/D-beat punk hybrid from RI/Boston area. Playing heavy in the underground warehouse scene in Boston at places like The Boilerroom and Non Factory V-Sect have carved their notch playing with bands like Infest, Firewalker, Hellhammer, Dame and Exit Order. They've done limited touring up and down the East coast with Dropdead, Fucking Invincible and Magic Circle. The 10" is limited to 300 copies, with colored vinyl, silk screened cover and 18x24 poster. (Atomic Action Records #70)
UTANFORSKAPET - s/t LP
Second LP from these brutal and punishing Swedish kšngpunk veterans.
Real D-Beat done the Scandinavian jawbreaking way. Ex-members of Asocial, Svart Parad, Uncurbed and more. LP comes in a gatefold jacket and includes a sticker. (Konton Crasher Records #24 L)
KOSZMAR - Destrukcja 7" flexi
Vancouver's Koszmar return with 4 blistering tracks of hardcore thrash done in the Polish tradition. Black flexi and fold over jacket. Split release with Australian label Televised Suicide. (Konton Crasher Records #23 EFX)
UNKNOWN TO GOD - Unbearable Trauma and Grief 7"
Raw, brutal D-Beat from Sydney, Australia. Take the pounding Scandi D-takt sound and throw in the chainsaw noise of Japan and you're somewhere close. Limited to 300 copies on white vinyl in a fold over jacket. (Konton Crasher Records #22 E)
PARANOID - Satyagraha LP
Debut LP.l from the Northern Winds of Brutal Hell Mangel, Paranoid. Absolutely raging Swedish kšngpunk. Satyagraha shatters the D-Beat mold and proves there is still life and room for innovation within the genre. Claustrophobic metallic guitar along the lines of Celtic Frost and Venom meets burning spirits influenced leads set the tone but are played with the intensity and sheer rage of classic Swedish D-beat. Hailed as one of the top releases of 2015. Original US press. Black vinyl, Gatefold jacket, printed inner sleeve and CD version included. (Konton Crasher Records #21 L)
HONNOR SS - D Noise Anthem 7"
Intense, ripping, noisy and scorching Kang from the country that invented it. Sweden's Honnor SS deliver an unrelenting aural assault, complete with buzzsaw guitars, rumbling bass, pounding drums and a brutal dual vocal attack that will leave your eardrums in ruins. Black vinyl, pocket jacket, insert. (Konton Crasher Records #20 E)
SILENT ORDER - Distraction 7"
Ottawa's raw punks Silent Order attack with piercing harsh guitars, desperate vocals and pounding D-Beat drumming. Not paint by the numbers D-Beat by any means, throwing in touches of noise punk and black metal. Black vinyl, pocket jacket, insert. (Konton Crasher Records #18 E)
KOSZMAR - Nuklearna Supremacja 7"
Top notch speed crazed thrash from Poland via Vancouver D-beat powerhouse Koszmar. Dezerter played with the speed of Mob 47 and the ferocity and production of modern D-Beat like D-clone, Paranoid and others comes to mind. Scorching guitars, scathing vocals in Polish and jackhammer rhythm..a total over the top raw punk assault. Black vinyl, pocket jacket, insert and sticker. (Konton Crasher Records #17 E)
BUZZOVEN - The Gospel According... II LP
Buzzoven is one of the most important sludge bands of all time, yet they are simultaneously one of the most underrated. This album is signature Buzzoven sludge, heavily mixed aspects of stoner metal, and punk rock. 12" vinyl reissue - first time on vinyl - classic Buzzov-en Lp from 1997. Limit to 500 copies, "Dookie Brown" color vinyl. Cover by Arik Roper. Pre- Weedeater (on bass Dave "Dixie" Collins ). (Behind The Mountain #11)
EXIT 13 - Featuring Bliss Blood Smoking Songs LP
Exit-13 is a mainly- studio concoction, the brainchild of guitarist Steve O'Donnell and vocalist Bill Yurkiewicz (ex-Relapse Records owner); for this recording, they enlisted the assistance of members of Brutal Truth (Danny Lilker and Rich Hoak ) and former Pain Teens singer Bliss Blood. Released in 1996, this odd collection of songs is a tribute to the virtues of smokin' spliffs, mostly featuring "smoking songs" of the 1920s and '30s along with a couple of parody moments and a crazed semi-white-noise freakout track, "Loading Dock." 12" vinyl reissue (first time on vinyl) - classic Exit-13 album from 1996. Limit to 500 copies "Milky Clear Transparent" color vinyl. (Behind The Mountain #13)
RWAKE - A Stone, A Leaf an Unfound Door LP + DVD
The way of the South" has resonated through southern music for generations and "the way", it seems, for southern metal bands is often raw, to-the-point, unfiltered expression; unflinching delivery oozing with conviction. The southern bands just mean it a bit more. And in that tradition, like EYEHATEGOD and BUZZOV-EN before them, RWAKE fucking "mean it" and don't care what you think. Rwake_ 12" Maryland Deathfest X performance from 2012. 12" Vinyl and DVD combo pack. Limited to 463 copies on multiple color vinyl, with screen preinted artwork. Including David Hall's surreal live concert movie. "A Stone, A Leaf an Unfound Door." (Behind The Mountain #10)
DAWN RAY'D - A Thorn, A Blight LP
Dawn Ray'd from the UK raise the black flag high, proudly identifying as an anti-NSBM, anti-fascist, anarchist black metal band. Their sound is a Molotov cocktail of black metal, crust, ambient, neoclassical, and screamo (a remnant of the members' former band, We Came Out Like Tigers), and their voices are strident. Repressed on 180 gram ultraclear vinyl. includes lyric booklet and download code. (Halo Of Flies Records #93)
SICK SHIT - Softcore tape
New Jersey's hardcore punk new blood produces an insane first release with Softcore. Blasty, pissed, moshy, memorable. All recorded DIY by the by the band on what they kindly said was trash equipment and instruments but they have produced a heavy hitting seventeen song album. The band produced a small initial run and this one is limited to 200 copies. (To Live A Lie Records #116 TP)
(restock) WARTHREAT - And The Children 7"
D-Beat Raw Punk from Perth, Western Australia done in the Sweden meets Japan style. Noisy and heavy. Pounding and relentless. Black vinyl, pocket jacket, insert. (Konton Crasher Records #12 E)
Descriptions for 8/6/16
MAXIMUM ROCK'N'ROLL #400 (September 2016)
Here it is: the September 2016 issue, Maximum Rocknroll #400. It's hard to believe we've been at it for this long, so this month we're turning back to reflect on the people that make it happen: our shitworkers. Every band featured in this issue features at least one volunteer or contributor to the mag. We've got the Welsh-Greek-Cypriot maelstrom that is London's EFIALTIS, Oklahoma City's AMERICAN HATE and Chicago's the BUG scrambling the signals of midwestern hardcore, the melodic punk of the Bay Area's own SYNDICATE and SILENT ERA (perhaps the world's only all-shitworker band?), and NORMS out of Budapest offering their perspective on punk life in a harsh landscape. On top of that, we have interviews with Evolution of a Race Riot zinester and punk academic Mimi Thi Nguyen as well as former coordinator Arwen Curry discussing her upcoming documentary The Worlds of Ursula K. LeGuin. We also have current shitworkers revealing their work inside and outside of the pages of MRR: Bay Area/Los Angeles based journalist Oscar Gutierrez, Washington's Farrah Skeiky (official photographer of the NWODCHC?), and Scream Queens giving us the dirt on their eponymous radio show and their upcoming magazine. If that weren't enough, we've also got a photo spreads and commentary from Copenhagen's K-Town Hardcore Fest, hundreds of reviews, all of your favorite columnists, and-get this-a table of contents. That's right, this issue debuts a fresh new look for MRR. It only took us 400 issues to get page numbers, who knows what the future may hold? (Maximum Rock'N'Roll #400)
MONGOLOID - Plays Rock And Roll LP
BIG UGLY ROCK MACHINE rears its disgusted head out in a 17 minute fit of speed and beat. MONOGOLOID MONGLOID MONGOGLOID play to the tune of you spilling your drink as you fumble for your footing. Blitzed out guitars play in an echo of this world's upset youth- bringing a giant wake up call to the vapid and empty headed rather than the more common "MA AND PA SCREW OFF!!" Yeah some how that collosal man with a skin head found a marching whistle and the beat to back it all up in this upset display of HARDCORE played the way it was meant to be. Comes with digital download. (Deranged Youth Records #283)
BIB - Demo 7"
When you hear Omaha, Nebraska, you might think of steak, Warren Buffet, or Saddle Creek Records. But you probably don't think of hardcore. In comes BIB. Noisey, blown out hardcore from the middle of nowhere. Following the "everything louder than everything else approach" to their demo, Bibs already colossal riffs sound like an avalanche when the bottom drops. Squirmy effected vocals veer their sound from huge to weird. Live, sometimes seen with 3 guitar players, Bib takes their wall of sound to a whole new level that will leave your eardrums vibrating . The straight ahead, downstroke pounding demo has been compared to the likes of Hoax mixed with Pissed Jeans. Originally released on a limited run of self dubbed tapes, Bib is happy to bring their demo to life as a 7 inch with help from Deranged. New 7" in the works for late summer. (Deranged Youth Records #292)
SLIP - Mental Abuse/Stick It 7"
Debut single from Pittsburgh/Braddock punkers. SLIP (Songs of Love Ideals and Peace) follow up their tape with two more songs about the darker side of life- pills, cops, addiction, self mutilation, psychological stranglehold, etc. The music is mid-paced early 80's mid-west meets SoCal hardcore/punk. It captures the rock n roll and tunefulness of early GG Allin and the Damned while adding challenging tempo and start/stop time changes ala BL'AST and later Black Flag. The songs are presented in a gritty and vintage, yet clear recording style that makes Mental Abuse/Stick a timeless record that could have been recorded yesterday or in 1979. Members hail from other PGH based hardcore staples such as Hounds of Hate, Blood Pressure, No Time, and Concealed Blade. (BHF #12)
BENT LIFE - Never Asked For Heaven LP/CD
Bent Life are Midwest Blood Fest veterans, having churned out brute-force hardcore since 2010, but they reach a special zenith on their first full-length. "Never Asked For Heaven" showcases the band evolving into an aggressive powerhouse with clarity and precision, capable of thudding riffs and surprisingly memorable, gutting hooks. Inspired by Pantera's harsh groove and Hatebreed's tightly performed bulldoze, Bent Life has emerged from a long writing process revitalized and better than ever. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Bridge Nine Records #240)
INFAMOUS GEHENNA/BLEACH EVERYTHING - Heavy Metal Suicide split 7"
Heavy Metal Suicide pairs together THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA and BLEACH EVERYTHING, two intensely physical bands comprised completely of dyed-in-the-wool DIY punk lifers. Hailing from Reno, NV and San Francisco, CA, THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA have been nihilistically terrifying audiences for the greater part of two decades. Their contributions to Heavy Metal Suicide continue to thematically blur the lines between DIY and DUI with song titles on brand new scorchers "Looking to Score" and "Get Fucked Up!" Both tracks capture a point in the band's ongoing lyrical narrative of life and death where there is hardly any separation between the two and both are acceptable (so long as there is an escape therein). Recorded by former INTEGRITY member Rob Orr, this documentation captures THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA right where you want them: needing to up the dosage from last time in order to get your fix. Now scattered between Virginia and California, BLEACH EVERYTHING turn in their third release (and second split) to date, this one fully embracing the tried and true philosophy of "short, fast, and loud," with each song hovering around the minute flat mark. Thematically, the band tackles topics like inauthenticity ("Witch, Please"), the environmental militancy of particular Godzilla rivals ("Silk and Scales"), and the strange phenomenon of many American adults attempting to address their inner voids with incessant breeding ("Human Mulligan"). For maximum impact across the audio-visual spectrum, Heavy Metal Suicide is packaged within the bleak and non-subtle artwork of Chris Norris (aka STEAK MTN) and was mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound. Two cover color variations exist: white/black/red and blue/black/red. Three vinyl colors (red, blue, white) round out the first pressing of this violent pairing. As both bands head into completion of new LP's from each, Heavy Metal Suicide captures THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA and BLEACH EVERYTHING delivering the goods from far out on the fringe of things. (Magic Bullet Records #187)
INTEGRITY - Those Who Fear Tomorrow CD (25th Anniversary Edition)
Those Who Fear Tomorrow is the 1991 debut full-length album from Cleveland metallic hardcore stalwarts INTEGRITY. Recorded in September of that year, the album still resonates with extreme music fans the world over, as many of the songs still frequent the band's setlists 25 years later. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the album and its lasting impact, Magic Bullet Records is proud to be reissuing the album across all digital platforms and formats with an exclusive remastering treatment of the original Mars Recording Compound mixes by Audiosiege's Brad Boatright. The CD version features a complete set of Dwid Hellion's lyrics and some behind-the-scenes liner notes from founding guitarist Aaron Melnick. (Magic Bullet Records #178 CD)
Descriptions for 7/30/16
SHEER MAG - II 7"
We finally got this in stock for the first time! Out from under this table, these PHILLY miscreants return stronger than ever, this time toning down (ever so slightly) the power pop undertones that got them comparisons to THE SHIVVERS (female vocals?) and putting the rock in the forefront. Still, the band could pass as THE JACKSON 5 re-imagined as a punk trash compactor and this record stands tall as what will definitely be the hard rock record of the year. (Wilsuns Records #8935)
EXTREME NOISE TERROR - Phonophobia LP (regular version without bonus 12")
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! (Agipiunk Records #111)
ENDORPHINS LOST/DEATHGRAVE - split 7"
One ounce more of shear brutality and this slab of wax would spontaneously combust. Yeah, it's that brutal. EL hail from Seattle, WA & play a fast, heavy, and aggressive style that isn't pure Grindcore or Power Violence, but unique mashup of both. They offer up 2 originals and a super sick cover of Circle Jerks "Don't Care". Drive a few hundred miles south to the San Jose/Oakland area and you'll find DeathgraVe holding it down. There's endless debate about what Grindcore is, and which bands are and aren't. When I think of Grindcore, DeathgraVe are it. Relentless, harsh, heavy, and dark. DeathgaVe issue 3 songs in just under 4 minutes, and it's just not enough. When shit hits the fan and ash starts falling from the sky, this is will be the soundtrack to the end of times. Recorded and mastered by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, CA. Limited to 500 copies. (Rotten To The Core Records #27)
CHAINSAW TO THE FACE - Plague Worship 7"
CHAINSAW TO THE FACE is back with new recording from 2015. After a short pause they are back with 10 new grind core tracks. These 4 nice guys from New Jersey play fucking awesome power violence with grind core influence. Recorded early this year and mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering. Released 500 copies total. (Psycho Control Records #29)
INSECT WARFARE/CARCASS GRINDER - split 7"
This awesome split 7" teams up 4 tracks from Texas grindcrushers INSECT WARFARE with 5 tracks from their Japanese counterparts in brutality CARCASS GRINDER. (Psycho Control Records #7)
THE KILL/CAPTAIN CLEANOFF - split 7"
Two Aussie grind core bands on one split. THE KILL from Melbourne, Australia grind you with 6 songs full of blast core. Fast riffing, fast drum beats mad vocals. Grind core combo CAPTAIN CLEANOFF from Australia are here with 3 songs (including a Defecation cover) with high sound quality. (Psycho Control Records #17)
POWERxCHUCK - s/t 7"
New Aussie fresh blood. Three guys and 1 girl on bass play awesome power violence in the vein of Crossed Out and SPAZZ. This 7" has fourteen songs which most of them are under 1 minute. (Psycho Control Records #22)
PTAO/SEDEM MINUT STRACHU - split 7"
Czechoslovakian split of two noise core machines. PTAO (Czech) give you 51 new songs in the vein of SORE THROAT with Saxophone and other crazy instruments. On the flip side is SEDEM MINUT STRACHU (Slovakia) play 14 grind noise core tracks in old school way. They are about to bring their grind noise on a Japan tour. This split is for everyone who missing good old grind-noise and noise core days from '90s. (Psycho Control Records #36)
SENSELESS APOCALYPSE - Unpolluted LP
SENSELESS APOCALYPSE is a noise core band from Japan. This is their second album of Japanese power violence. This second album was recorded in 2008 so its 9 years after their debut. Here you can find 25 really fast songs for the first time on vinyl. (Psycho Control Records #15)
Descriptions for 7/23/16
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 AssŁck, 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 Borlšnge, 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)
(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)
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)