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540 Records is proud to present a split offering and a rallying cry from L.O.T.I.O.N. and Scumputer called Campaign for Digital Destruction. The pair offer eleven abominations, calling upon distorted and manipulated samples, synths, drum machines and a perversion of traditional instrumentation to create a dystopian vision of a society in collapse. The cover art alone, a collaboration between Death Traitors and Gabba of Chaos UK, is a perfect distillation of the band's overall approach: a peak behind the curtain at a cold and unforgiving future. NYC's L.O.T.I.O.N. could only exist in the now- the digital age ruled by a bloated capitalist tyrant consumed by a move toward totalitarianism. L.O.T.I.O.N. is hardcore in the digital age - bursting with nihilism, a sneering hatred for injustice and icy disdain for humanity at large in an era where an email or text is a sufficient substitute for a personal conversation. Citing the work of Scumputer as a key influence, more conventional ideas from Killing Joke, Pailhead, DAF, Skinny Puppy and Throbbing Gristle appear and vanish through the duration of Campaign. Yet L.O.T.I.O.N. is an entity onto itself- calculating, remorseless and seething with malcontent. The material on the split represents the final recordings with Emil Bognar-Nasdor, mastermind behind Dawn of Humans and former percussionist for Hank Wood & the Hammerheads. Scumputer is the nom de guerre of Gabba from the legendary Chaos UK, who abandons much of the approach employed by that band while retaining the fury, cynicism and revolutionary ideas. Recorded by Rob Smith in Bristol and Kyoto between 2014 and 2016, Scumputer ropes in appearances from Japanese hardcore legends like Jun Kato of Warhead and Mune from Clown as Gabba explores the far reaches of punk, hip hop, experimental, edm, industrial and all grey areas therein. The result is an eclectic yet totally cohesive trip through pop culture, media saturation, politics and more through the eyes of a skeptical, educated renegade. (540 Records #56)

THE MODS - Reactions LP
Among cognoscenti of the era, this Toronto unit are known for one of the great lost singles of early Canadian punk. As great as 1978's 'Step Out Tonight' 45 was, however, there was much more where that came from. Filtering the clear inspiration of mid '60s Who and Kinks through the aggressive delivery of such contemporaries as The Jam and The Clash, The Mods honed their attack into an unstoppable rush, hard-edged but melodic, and began working on a planned major label LP that never did materialise. This new Ugly Pop LP includes the single and highlights of the aborted album session; hyperbole aside, it's an astonishingly good record, and one of the best we'll ever release. Printed inner sleeve with new liners and rare pictures inside. (Ugly Pop Records #65)

This Edmonton outfit formed in January 1979, playing a raw but melodic punk influenced by Buzzcocks and Undertones. Quickly developing a reputation as one of the city's finest underground live groups, they went into the studio to record four tracks, three of which would appear on an excellent 7" EP, 'Theresa's World', in 1980. As was so often the case with tremendous groups of the era, The Modern Minds soon went their separate ways, frontman Moe Berg going on to real commercial success with his next group, The Pursuit Of Happiness. This new Ugly Pop LP collects the original EP and eight more unreleased studio tracks, plus deluxe gatefold insert with photos and extensive new liner notes. Go! (Ugly Pop Records #67)

FAUSTCOVEN - In the Shadow of Doom CD
It has been six long years of silence and cave-dwelling hibernation since the release of the band's previous album, "Hellfire and Funeral Bells." Mastermind and multi-instrumentalist Gunnar Hansen has put the time passed in the interim to good use, ensuring that every aspect of the album meets his vision of proper black doom metal. (Nuclear War Now Records #396 CD)

CEMETERY LIGHTS - The Church on the Island demo tape cassette
The second rite of necromantical delirium from the obscure Rhode Island entity. Occult black metal which corrupts the pious and sows doubt in the faithful. (Nuclear War Now Records #412 TP)

Debut LP by Iowa's finest and insanely active grind/screamo unit. 500 copies. Full color jackets, 11x17 insert, and download card. Oof, here's an ugly one! Closet Witch play raw, vicious, gut-wrenching stuff that mixes grind, hardcore and the meatier end of Witching Hour-era screamo. The vocals sound torn out rather than delivered, and while the music retains form and structure it seems to be teetering on the brink of imminent collapse. Amid the flurries of speed and the splinters-under-fingernails cruelty come weird, rangier moments that bring Sarah Kirsch's guitar playing to mind, tempering the savagery in a way that somehow makes all the hurting worse. Overall it's a blistering and intense affair - one that should suit fans of Cloud Rat, Cellgraft, Neil Perry and all that good noisy stuff right down to the ground! (Halo of Flies Records #109)

BLIND JUSTICE - No Matter The Cost LP
Blind Justice presents their long-awaited second album, "No Matter The Cost," a bruising, high-energy attack, every track worn deep with massive grooves and loaded with explosive hooks and breakdowns. Unloading ten new tracks in barely over 19 minutes, the album lifts the listener by the throat from the opening riff and doesn't let go until the album's crushing closer. The record was recorded, mixed, and mastered at The Wild Arctic in Portsmouth, NH, by Dean Baltulonis (Sick Of It All, Trapped Under Ice, Agnostic Front, Madball), completed with art/design by Eric Esposito and photography by Sophia Juliette. LP includes digital download. (Flatspot Records #38)

Every decade or so a band comes along that inadvertently redefines punk simply by writing songs from the heart. "Grazie Governo" ("Thank You Government") is the album that everyone angry and frustrated with the current political situation has been waiting for. For the full experience, make the effort to see The Barstool Preachers live and better understand why so many people are hailing them as one of the best new bands around. Vinyl version includes digital download. CD version includes one additional track. (Pirates Press Records #198)

To see such potential in a new band and album, and to see how viral the songs have become so quickly, has been inspiring. Climbing from the ashes of long-time Canadian stronghold band Knuclehead, this new arrangement - presented to the world as Territories - is arguably better, and bound for even greater things. This album will undoubtedly be on a lot of "best of" lists this year, as it is bound to ring out and grab hold of hugely diverse groups of reviewers and fans alike. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Pirates Press Records #191)

SHEER TERROR - Pall In The Family 7" (Color Vinyl)
Making their intentions clear since 1984, New York, NY's Sheer Terror has a long, ugly, and proud tradition of playing by their own rules and working at their own pace. Paul Bearer delivers one his greatest vocal performances to date and the band is harder and tighter than ever. Sheer Terror delivers four new tracks of gritty, hard-driving songs influenced by the sound of the NYHC scene. 7" includes digital download. (Reaper Records #82)

ALTERNATIVE TV - The Image Has Cracked tape cassette
Formed in London in 1977 by Mark Perry and Alex Fergusson, then editors of the punk fanzine 'Sniffin' Glue', Alternative TV was a post-punk group known for incorporating reggae rhythms and pushing the boundaries of the definition of punk towards the experimental. Limited cassette Record Store Day release! 350 handnumbered copies, sealed in neat packaging (Radiation Records #7002 TP)

ANGELIC UPSTARTS - The Indpendent Punk Singles 1978 to 1985 LPx2
23 tracks spanning the Upstarts' early singles for independent labels, from the groundbreaking 'The Murder Of Liddle Towers' released in 1978 to the controversial 'Brighton Bomb' from 1985. Along with UK chart hits 'Solidarity', 'Not Just A Name', 'Machine Gun Kelly', 'Woman In Disguise' and many others, Angelic Upstarts are one of the most iconic bands of the whole skinhead subculture. The group formed in South Shields in 1977 and are still active to this day. This double vinyl LP celebrates their more belligerent days along with their mid-'80s productions, whose approach is more mature and politically challenged. A brilliant and long running UK punk group, this compilation is by far their finest music and a perfect starting point for getting into the Angelic Upstarts. Crucial. (Radiation Records #87)

BLITZ - Voice Of A Generation tape cassette
Raw, violent and catchy, Blitz's 1982 debut album sounded like a shot of pure rock and roll through the violence of the English working class. Limited cassette Record Store Day release! 350 handnumbered copies, sealed in neat packaging. (Radiation Records #7001 TP)

CRACK - In Search of the Crack LP
Founded in 1982, The Crack didn't release their debut album until 1989. These British punkers were often tied into the Oi! scene of the mid-'80s along with Cockney Rejects and The Business, but they had more in common with the melodic punk stylings of 999 and mod groups like The Jam or Secret Affair. Featuring a blistering wall of guitars and biting melodies, from the classic album opener 'My World' to the raw closer 'The Giddy House' The Crack deliver ten fantastic original tunes that, while firmly rooted in 1980s UK anthemic punk, also features a pop sensibility that presages the oncoming Brit-pop scene that would absolutely dominate the '90s. Seriously, we'd bet the farm that the young Gallagher brothers were blasting this back in 1989. Absolutely essential 1980s UK punk that bridges the gap between '80s Oi! and the Brit-pop/power-pop revival. Killer. (Radiation Records #85)

EXPLOITED - Punks Not Dead LP
1981 debut LP from this iconic Scottish punk band. Fifteen tracks. (Radiation Records #72)

Record Store Day 2018 release. Praised by Keith Moon as "the greatest band" he'd ever seen and ignored or hated by just about everybody else in London at the time, The Hollywood Brats left a mark on '70s rock music and the development of punk that was rivaled only by their US counterparts, The New York Dolls. (Radiation Records #81)

KIDS - s/t tape cassette
Hailing from Antwerp, Belgium, the Kids formed in 1976 to prove to the world that punk was more than just a London vs New York fashion contest. Limited cassette Record Store Day release! 350 handnumbered copies, sealed in neat packaging. (Radiation Records #7003 TP)

RED LORRY YELLOW LORRY - Talk About The Weather LP
Record Store Day 2018 release. A reissue (limited hand-numbered edition) on 180-GRAM VINYL of the 1985 debut-LP by Red Lorry Yellow Lorry. Post punk in the vein of Wire and Joy Division. (Radiation Records #8012)

RIK L RIK - The Lost Album LP
The late great LA punk scene hero Rik L Rik's (F Word, Negative Trend) only solo album is a killer collection of singles, compilation tracks, live recordings and unreleased tracks spanning punk, goth-rock, and new wave. Limited to 500 copies. (Radiation Records #8011)

VICE SQUAD - Riot City Years LP
This LP collects Vice Squad's singles for Riot City, plus BBC session material and demo cuts from 1979 through 1983. Fifteen tracks in total. (Radiation Records #62)

NEGAZIONE - Tutti Pazzi 7"
A reissue of the 1985 debut-EP (five tracks!) by Italian punk/hc-legends Negazione, one of the top names from Europe's mid-'80s scene! This is an edition of 600 copies, presented in a huge fold-out cover, including original artwork, lyrics and band photos. (Radiation/No Plan Records #17)

BLOODY RIOT - s/t 7"
Bloody Riot hardcore punk band born in Rome in 1982. It was the first group to self-produce a record in Rome. Their self-titled album was published in 1985, with the collaboration of Giulio Tedeschi and Meccano Records. Reissue of 1983 debut 7" by this Italian hardcore punk band. (Radiation/Anfibio Records #57)

GIUDA - Rock And Roll Music 7"
Giuda is a five-piece band from Rome, Italy that play an air-punching mix of anthemic '70s rock hooks delivered with the brutal force of early UK punk, all interpreted in a contemporary and original way with relevance for today's discerning listener. This is a handful of copies from their RISE ABOVE singles, from the limited color vinyl GREEN ediiton. HURRY UP! (Radiation/Rise Above Records #7217)

More Italian hardcore punk from the vault! Upset Noise has here their split EP (with Warfare?) and their incredible 7" EP. The UPSET NOISE WARFARE ? split EP originally was released in the year 1984 by the bands themselves, this here will become the first legit re-release on the original 7" format. (Radiation/Give 'Em Hell Records #7)

PAGANS - Six And Change 7"
Second press! Official reissue of the first Pagans single. Originally released in 1977 on Neck. You ain't no punk, you punk! Don't sleep, 500 only! (Radiation/Danger Records #28)

PAGANS - Street Where Nobody's Lives 7"
Cleveland punk act The Pagans originally kicked around Northeast Ohio from 1977 to 1979, briefly reformed in 1982, and then pretty much disappeared for the next 25 years. (Radiation/Danger Records #14)

CELIBATE RIFLES - Roman Beach Party LP
Reissued on 180-GRAM VINYL, this 1987 album is a genuine classic from Australia's garage-fueled punk history. Chinas Comidas were a very early new wave/punk band from Seattle. Labelling them as anything is kind of ridiculous because in reality bands like Chinas Comidas just did what the fuck they wanted, labels be damned. In fact, the "new wave" moniker originally was a way to classify a bunch of disparate acts who rejected conventions like Pere Ubu, Wire and NNB and in that sense Chinas Comidas were "new wave". (Radiation/Area Pirata Records #63)

CHINAS COMIDAS - Complete Studio Recordings 1977 to 1981 LP
Seattle punk rock 1977 full discography - European release very hard to find. (Radiation/Take The City Records #1)

FUCKED UP - Glass Boys LP
The newest LP from Fucked Up. Musically, "Glass Boys" carries echoes of some of the more ragged and adventurous bands from America's punk past (Husker Du, Dinosaur Jr.), but it also has some of the anthemic charge of the Who and the guttural intensity of Negative Approach. After two monumental concept-driven concept albums, Fucked Up have made another heart-expanding, life-affirming piece of work, and this time, they've done it by shooting straight from the heart. Fourth full-length studio album from the Canadian hardcore punk band Fucked Up. (Radiation/Matador Records #1049)

L'ODI SOCIAL - Que Pagui Pujol LP
These outcasts, misfits, rageful and smart punks really kicked the system in a clever way. Probably the most outstanding hardcore band in the early eighties in Barcelona, along with Subterranean Kids and GRB, they did something never did before: singing in catalan, their mother tongue. As a kind of tradition, punk and hardcore bands were using spanish in their lyrics, and using catalan made their music something closer to the young punks in Barcelona who spoke catalan in their homes. That was also a political issue somehow; at that time, catalan was still something to fight for after years of right-winged dictature of Franco, when catalan was even prohibited. They were using it and they represented a symbol to the young anarchists, communists and left-winged young people in Barcelona's underground. But that political attitude was somehow accidental. It came more from the punk attitude, they wanted to write corrosive lyrics and provoke and that was a good way to do it. Born in 1982, they became popular in the underground scene by playing in festivals like Nicaragua Rock, Mili KK, by touring around the basque country (always close politically to catalan issues) and, mainly, for their brilliant lyrics and mad attitude onstage. They also hit the road and toured Germany for 18 days, and, as other spanish hardcore bands, went to Italy to have some of their records pressed. Their first single was released in 1986, called "Que pagui Pujol" (referring to the catalan governor at the time), and in 1990 came out their first LP, "Esventats", by basque label Basati Diskak. In 1992 the band split-up, though five years later they would reunite to do a couple of shows in Madrid and Barcelona. This album includes their first 7-inch single, "Que pagui Pujol" plus the 8 tracks of the so-called album. (Radiation/Bcore Records #211)

Classic Spanish '80s HC, in the vein of Eskorbuto, and the likes. Anti/Dogmatikss was a group of hardcore punk of Barcelona (Catalonia), formed in late 1983. During its existence, they released two demos, the first - Rompan Filas !!! (1984) - his most remembered work, and participated in various collections, some of them international. With many lineup changes and interruptions in his career, they were active until the early 1990s They are considered one of the founding groups of the Barcelona hardcore scene. (Radiation/Bcore Records #251)

SHUDDER TO THINK - Pony Express Record LP
Reissue of 1994 album by Washington DC indie rock band. In the early nineties Shudder to Think released three praiseworthy albums with faultless record label Dischord; but were never fully recognized as much as fellow label bands Jawbox and Fugazi. In 1994 they signed for the major label Epic and released their best album, the present "Pony Express Record", without losing an ounce of credibility; but Shudder to Think never managed to level sales with other contemporaries also surrendered to what was on a high back then: grunge. The band from Washington broke up in 1998 after releasing their second album at Epic, "50.000 B.C." and is now considered by music press and a large number of active bands, as one the most underrated bands of the marvelous '90s. And this "Pony Express" is their masterpiece, their highest creative peak. Its strange beauty still surprises and captivates two decades later. (Radiation/Bcore Records #321)

SIC - High Voltage And Uncontrolled LP
Great LP presenting a session recorded live in the studio, of this seminal tout-court punk band from Belgium! Documenting the more straight forward punk years of the band, this bunch of songs has the seed of the new-wave sound that will later fill the band's production. Recorded/mixed live by Alain Neffe on a 2-track 'reel to reel' SONY TC 630 at Francis Pourcel's attic (Marchienne-au-Pont, Belgium) in 1977. (Radiation/Belgian Waffles Records #6)

Demos from 1978! Belgian kbd punk rock! With full color insert! Terminal Stupid was formed in brussels in 1978 by a "bunch of 16 years old school mates", they rehearsed and played a handful of gigs between '78 and '81 , till the recording of the Schock Therapy demo tape , their sole recording... They were from the "second wave punks" or "afterpunks" , influenced by early international early punk bands like the Ramones , Sex Pistols , Crass and Warsaw and locals like X-pulsion , Phallus Band and later by Contingent or Spermicide for the political side. (Radiation/ Belgian Waffles Records #7)

THE PUNKS - Lost & Found 1973 to 1977 LPx2
Finally out, after tons of requests, the definitive anthology in a gatefold de-luxe cover, of the bastards sons of the Stooges! The Punks were an American proto punk band from Wateford, Michigan from near Detroit, who were active from 1973-1977. They specialized in a hard-driving, sometimes thrashing sound that anticipated much mid-to-late 1970s punk rock and 1980s hardcore. The group came out of the last vestiges of the Detroit rock scene that produced bands such as MC5, Stooges, and Death, and with these acts they formed a musical bridge between the garage bands of the 1960s and the later punk movement that emerged in New York and London during the mid-1970s. In 1977 they changed their name to the End and moved to New York with hopes of making their mark in the burgeoning punk rock scene there, but were unsuccessful, and broke up shortly thereafter. Though relatively unknown outside of Detroit and New York in their day, they have more recently garnered the interest and accolades of underground rock enthusiasts who consider them to be pioneers in the prototypical development of punk rock Be fast, this is your last chance to grab the definitive collection of one of the most powerful proto punk bands ever!!! (Radiation/ Rave Up Records #7)

MORDBUBEN AG - Mia Woan De Argeren LP
One of the first Austrian punk bands ever. a rocknroll band with a perfect dose of punk - attitude. Formed in 1978 they were, along with Chuzpe, the most essential band of the viennese punk scene. They appeared of famous compilation 'Wiener Blutrausch' compilation wth three tracks. Ths antholgy contains their first single from 1979, the tracks from Blutrausch compilation, two unreleased tracks, and 2nd and 3rd singles and two tracks got from their album "Angst vorm Rock´n Roll?" LP Essential euro punk lp! (Radiation/ Rave Up Records #16)

CULT HEROES - Amerikan Story LP
A collection of late '70s and early '80s recordings from Michigan-based punk band Cult Heroes. Detroit-style punk at its best! The Cult Heroes formed in 1978 playing fast and aggressive Detroit-style punk and totally lived up to their name by recording two of the better Midwest pre-hardcore punk records from that time period. The Cult Heroes were fronted by Hiawatha Bailey who many saw as the black Iggy-esque frontman who didn't have as many of Iggy's stage moves, but was definitely stronger than Iggy vocally. The band released their amazing and highly collectible debut single "Cosmetic Elation" in 1979 including their smash hit "Berlin Wall." That single was following by the "Amerikan Story" 7" released in 1981. The band went in and out of the studio a number of times from 1978-1981, but many of their early recordings were never officially released. This very cool reissue collects the best selections of all their studio tracks recorded in the early days including 3 of the 4 tracks from those first two phenomenal singles! (Radiation/Rave Up Records #80)

SPECIALS - Skinhead Girl LP
The Specials pay homage to the music that has provided a continual inspiration to them. (Radiation/Black Butcher Classics Records #21)

SPECIALS - The Conquering Ruler LP
Reissue for their 2001 comeback album, never out on vinyl before - a musthave for any 2tone ska maniac out there! (Radiation/Black Butcher Classics Records #22)

VICE SQUAD - No Cause For Concern LP
Bristol's Vice Squad was one of the very first female fronted bands to play a relevant role in the early '80s punk scene. Repress of the legendary first record originally released in 1981 by EMI. (Radiation/No Futuro Records #1995)

BLITZ - The Killing Dream LP
Reissue for their 1990 album! (Radiation/Skunx Records #2)

CONDEMNED 84 - Battle Scarred LP picture disc
Street punk and Oi classic reissued on picture disc LP - originally from 1986. (Radiation/Step One Records #5)

BLURRING - Cloud Burner LP
Featuring Danny Lilker (Brutal Truth, Anthrax, S.O.D., Nuclear Assault, Venomous Concept etc.), Blurring is a dirty, vile, blackened grindcore outfit hailing from the beer-soaked underbelly of Rochester, NY. Cloudburner is their second offering consisting of 5 fast-as-fuck tracks filled with angular-riffs, jarring time-signatures, tortured vocals, haunting melodies and blasting...lots of blasting. Grind or die! (Radiation/SOA Records #100)

BAD BRAINS - Live At The Old Waldorf 1982 LP
Rare radio broadcast from 1982, the bad brains at their rawest, all classic tracks! (Radiation/Radio X Records #1987)

DESCENDENTS - Fartathon Live 1987 LP
An amazing live set from one of the most unique groups to come out of the LA hardcore scene. (Radiation/Suicidal Records #281)

CRUDE S.S. - Killing For Nothing LP
Vinyl compilation of rare and previously unreleased tracks (taken from EP's, comps and demo's) by these influential Swedish '80s HC-legends. (Radiation/DistortionDiskUnion #1203)

KINA - Irreale Realta LP (with CD)
Reissued on vinyl, including a free CD-copy, this is the classic 1985 full-length by the Italian hc-band. Expect melodic punk energy in the vein of Hüsker Dü. (Radiation/Spittle Records #85)

KINA - Nessuno Schema Nella Mia Vita LP (with CD)
Originally released on tape in 1984 and available now for the first time in a remastered version, these 11 pieces of pure hc punk marked the beginning one of the greatest band of the Italian scene. A free CD-copy is included. (Radiation/Spittle Records #84)

(restock) BLITZ - Timebomb: Early Singles & Demos Collection LP
A pure shot of abrasive punk/rock 'n' roll with a hint of working class Oi!, Blitz were among the most influential punk bands ever. It was Gary Bushell (who wrote for "Sounds" and was later dubbed the God Father of Oi!) who brought the band to the attention of his friend Chris Berry, who had just set up No Future records with a bank loan and high hopes. No Future 001 catalog (and Blitz's debut release) was a 4 track EP titled "All Out Attack", a 20,000 copy bestseller that made the label's fortune, later to become the most representative of the whole UK82 movement. Its follow-up, "Never Surrender", reached number 2 in the Indie charts, while their 3rd EP, "Warriors", showed their slight move towards the singalong-style of classic OI!. Before shifting to a more new wave-influenced vein right by the end of 1983, they managed to reach number 2 in the charts with a fourth and last 'punk' single, "New Age". This 1980-1983 complete retrospective features all four aforementioned singles along with their very first recording session from 1980, the legendary 'Timebomb' demos, and 4 cuts from the "Voice Of A Generation" demos! (Radiation Records #16)

(restock) DISORDER - Singles Collection LP
Formed in Bristol in 1980, Disorder is one of the few 'big' names of uK hardcore still going strong today. Originally released in 1985 on teh 'Disorder' label, "The Singles Collection" compiles their first and fieriest recordings in one place; comprised of 3 7" EPs (the legendary "Complete Disorder", "Distortion To Deafness" and the "Mental Disorder" EP), along with their 8 track 12" EP "Perdition" - recordings which John Peel allegedly referred to as sounding like "shit" (possibly a compliment) - this LP of long out of print recordings would be a welcome addition to any punk collector's shelves. Another essential piece of the UK punk puzzle reissued by Radiation. (Radiation Records #30)

(restock) SADO-NATION - We're Not Equal LP
Formed in 1978 by David Corboy, senior citizen in Northwest punk rock, (who had been playing in bands since 1963!), Portland's KBD punk legends SADO-NATION released their groundbreaking debut EP in 1980, and switched right after to a faster and tighter hardcore punk mostly thanks to the addition of the singer Mish Bondage to the band. Voted best female voclaist by Flipside in 1984, Mish's frightening stage presence and meaningful lyrics, gave Corboy's compositions a new twist, which resulted in one of the most hidden treasures of American 80's Hardcore Punk history. SADO-NATION first lp, originally released on the Brainstem label in 1982, is now legitimately reissued on vinyl for the first time in 30 years, thanks to Radiation Records and the original band members. After years of struggle and despair, hundreds of punk record collections can now be easily completed. (Radiation Records #26)

Descriptions for 8/11/18

SISSY SPACEK - Ways of Confusion LP
Sissy Spacek's "Ways of Confusion," an album comprised of thirty-nine tracks of savage, unrelenting grindcore/noisecore, which serves as the follow-up to 2016's "Disfathom." The band's current composition includes two members, John Wiese and Charlie Mumma, whose combined history boasts an impressive level of involvement in grindcore, noise, metal, and other related genres. For those who long for their own ruin but are unable or simply unwilling to undergo such a complete, self-imposed sentence of annihilation, "Ways of Confusion" will instead serve as the perfect intermediary solution. (Nuclear War Now Records #392)

MAXIMUM ROCK'N'ROLL #424 (September 2018)
Hold onto your butts, Maximum Rocknroll #424, the September 2018 issue is here! In our latest issue, we've got NYC bands HARAM on the importance of having challenging conversations and GREAT WIGHT on finding a sense of belonging. COLOR TV of Minneapolis/Portland discuss the trials of being a long-distance band, while HEAVY LIDS, JUDY AND THE JERKS, and MOTORSAV dish on the character of their hometowns of New Orleans, Hattiesburg, and Copenhagen, respectively. Hint: only one of them has Mardi Gras. Italy's SECT MARK has a concept album about suicide, Olympia's B/\GG/\GE write about the importance of keeping queer and trans people safe, and Cardiff's DISJOY has a new album dedicated to the memory of a member's father, who died in an accident while helping build a DIY space. Oh, and they're not a "Dis-band." We've also got a tribute to the dearly departed Steve Soto, plus all the columns and reviews you could possibly ask for. And a lengthy letters section to boot! What are you waiting for? (Maximum Rock'n'Roll #424)

MORPHEME - Discography LP
NOIZE! NOIZE! NOIZE! The long awaited complete dischography by one of the noisiest bands in the world will be finally available on vinyl and it'll be ready for their forthcoming European tour that will start at K-town warm up show in Malmo. So write on your calendars that you gotta buy some strong earplugs for 15th June coz the ear damaging combo will blow your ear drums up! The LP will feature the Souon Konton Demo (2008), the Earhammer Sessions (2009), their Self Titled EP (2009), their Progressus (split with D-Clone) EP (2009), the Portland Noise-Raid Invasion!!! (2009) and three songs taken from various compilations released between 2009 and 2015. 27 tracks of pure distorted noise!!! Released in 500 copies, don't miss yours! (Agipunk Records #116)

Thankfully, before breaking up, The Coltranes made sure to conclude their tale of horrific mystery with one final LP. Long in the making and exhibiting an intense attention to detail, we now find The Coltranes at the end point of their decade-long artistic progression. Ten tracks of discordant, riff-heavy noise rock executed with the momentum and rocking of USHC. With their busiest, most hyperactive riffs and most booming, in-the-pocket drumming, combined with the best production and tightest musicianship of any of their records, White Hag LP is at once the The Coltranes at their grooviest and naturally smoothest, while also at their most aggressive and composed. Stare into the vision of terror and bliss one more time before you blink and it disappears. Art by the man, the myth, the legend, Yecatl Pena. (SPHC Records #95)

Germany's INSTINCT OF SURVIVAL team up with Japan ASOCIAL TERROR FABRICATION for some wholesome grindcore. (Doomed To Extinction #28)

RAZORBLADES & ASPIRIN - photozine #4
60 pgs 5.5x8.5 (half sized) professionally printed on 100# matte paper. Razorblades & Aspirin is a photozine which seeks to document the current hardcore punk scene. Published quarterly by photographer Michael Thorn, it seeks to convey make the viewer feel as though they are are up front, dodging stage divers and covered in sweat. Issue number four contains photos of Krimewatch, American Nightmare, Fireburn, Generacion Suicida, Infest, Wolfbrigade, Deathgrave, Foreseen, Barcelona, Abuse of Power, Doom, Judge, Ecostrike, Culture Abuse, Death Side, Drug Church, Turnstile, Career Suicide and many more. (Razorblades & Aspirin #4)

POISON IDEA - Legacy Of Disfunction: Music From The Motion Picture LP
This is the "soundtrack" to the Poison Idea documentary "Legacy Of Dysfunction. The music is not in the same order as the movie. Some of the music that's in the movie is not on this album. Some of this music is not in the movie. Featuring previously unreleased recordings. Includes digital download card. (American Leather Records #15)

KRUM BUMS - S.ame O.ld S.tory LP
10th anniversary reissue of this 6-song EP by metal punk warlords KRUM BUMS. On vinyl for the first time. Remastered for 12" vinyl. Limited pressing on mysterious colored vinyl. (TKO Records #1801)

CORNER BOYS - Love Tourist 7"
Love Tourist is the follow up to the band's 2017 debut "Just Don't Care" on Drunken Sailor Records. This release features 4 more flawless power pop songs channeling 1979 Vancouver (Pointed Sticks, Young Canadians) via Northern Ireland (Protex, The Undertones) via Southern California ("TV Love" is a cover of the short lived and often forgotten Simpletones). The Corner Boys are carrying Canada's power pop torch with their own hasty spin. (Dirt Cult Records #118)

Restraining Order formed in January 2017 after the band members made it their New Year's resolution to start a 1982-style hardcore punk band. Heavily influenced by original hardcore movers and shakers such as Minor Threat, Circle Jerks, and Jerry's Kids, Restraining Order took their '82 style and added just enough '77-punk attitude and garage-rock hooks to stand out among today's crop of retro-style hardcore punk bands. Hot off the heels of both their demo and "Something For The Youth" promo cassettes, Restraining Order presents their self-titled debut 7" EP for New Age Records. (New Age records #73)

SUEDE RAZORS - All The Hits... ...And Misses CD
Suede Razors was meant to be a side-project without any lofty goals other than four friends having some fun making music that slightly deviated from their other bands at the time (Harrington Saints, Hounds & Harlots, and Sydney Ducks). Over and over again, across a merch table or across the world via the internet, the band and Pirates Press Records are constantly being asked for a way to get all these tracks in one place, and with this awesome CD package, they're answering your call. All 16 tracks in one place, remastered to sound better than ever before. (Pirates Press Records #213 CD)

Descriptions for 8/4/18

MOENEN OF XEZBETH - Ancient Spells of Darkness... LP
Conjuring the sinister spirits of yesteryear, Moenen of Xezbeth rises to deliver its first full incantation of mid-paced black metal, "Ancient Spells of Darkness...," with its seven arcane invocations primed to unleash their plague on all who bear witness. (Nuclear War Now Records #402)

BLASPHEMY - Blood Upon the Altar + Bonus CD
Blasphemy's 1989 demo "Blood Upon the Altar" ushered in a new style of Black Metal, no less dark or evil than their contemporaries, but more confrontational, more violent. In addition to being heavily inspired by Bathory, Sodom, and Slayer, Blasphemy also drew from the punk infused Brazilian scene, especially Sarcófago, as well as Grindcore bands like Blood and Genocide (Repulsion). The resultant mixture of these influences yielded a demo that established a new standard for extremity in Black Metal, a bar that Blasphemy would continue to raise with each subsequent recording. This edition of Blood Upon the Altar marks the first time since its original release that it has been properly featured as a stand-alone album. CD version includes the "Blood Upon the Soundspace" rehearsal as bonus. This crude open-air mic recording captures the unvarnished vigor of Blasphemy in a way that the contemporaneous studio recordings cannot. (Nuclear War Now Records #398 CD)

BLASPHEMY - Gods of War CD
The immediate force of the Gods of War album is undeniable. At just over 20 minutes in length, it is as succinct and powerful a statement as any Black Metal. On prominent display are the band's Grindcore influences, with several of the tracks clocking in at under one minute. The album also features re-recordings of four tracks from the Blood Upon the Altar demo, this time with fuller production. Overall, Gods of War features the most aggressive performances and the heaviest sound of Blasphemy's studio output. NWN! has endeavored to repackage the release with a layout that is more in keeping with Blasphemy's previous releases, and more consistent with the band's original vision. (Nuclear War Now Records #399 CD)

Classic Rhode Island hardcore band Verbal Assault's 1987 masterpiece finally re-issued and remastered by Nick Townsend from Townsend Mastering (drummer for Fireburn/Deadbeat). Originally released in 1987, Verbal Assault bridged the gap between "heavy" hardcore and "smart" hardcore playing extensively with everyone from Agnostic Front to Fugazi. This is the first time since its original release 31 years ago that it's been re-issued. LP includes digital download. (Atomic Action Records #80)

THOU - Inconsolable LP
A collaborative companion EP to 2018's full-length Magus - offering eight Thou compositions expressing the band's ongoing confrontation with the grotesquerie and power of modern civilization with a unique focus on melodic vocal and string performances by the band and guests. Inconsolable stands apart from any other Thou release as the first they would call "acoustic" for a radical instrumental stride away from the heavy, electric instrumentation that's seen them relegated to such genres as sludge, doom, stoner metal, post-metal, grunge, and post-hardcore but, despite this, establishes its potency in acoustic guitar, violin, and other strings and melodious lead vocals by guest performers. Thou frontman (and pillar of New Orleans' DIY culture) Bryan Funck would appear to be totally absent for the album's lack of his signature vocals. But, to those of us who have worked with and inevitably then for Funck in New Orleans and beyond, his voice manifests just as presently on Inconsolable in other signature contributions such as philosophically pessimist lyrics, his self-effacing support of his community, the ironic streak that he likes to use as a smokescreen, and, of course the brutally obscure Nirvana worship. Inconsolable is Thou's tribute to Nirvana's "acoustic" MTV Unplugged in New York performance - a funeral with amplifiers and an unnaturally impactful experience in the abyss of lawless and unregulated impulses, desires, wishes, passions that Thou's prolific work has sought to make rock music a realistic portrayal of. (Community Records #89)

FASHIONISM - Come On My Baby 7"
5th single from mod revival, classic punk influenced Vancouver BC group. Coming in hot on the heels of their singles compilation and a European tour, comes this new 2 song platter. The title track sounds like a lost 1979 UK powerpearls track and the b-side features an alternate version of a previously released track. Members of Tranzmitors, Chain Whip, Night People. (Neon Taste Records #3)

MAN DESTROYS - Everything 7"
Started by members of FINAL CONFLICT, SUICIDAL SUPERMARKET TROLLEYS, DOOMSDAY HOUR, and DAMNATOSQUE. as a side project, Man Destroys has now morphed into a full time band. Heavily influenced by early 80's D-Beat and UK Hardcore, yet touching on today's socially relevant topics and not just another third rate imitator of their influences. "Everything" was the bands original demo and is a limited vinyl pressing on pink vinyl. (Not Like You Records #27)

PETITE - ll 7"
Four tracks of extremely catchy & melodic UK82 inspired punk from Portland. (Distort Reality Records #38)

UNIFORM CHOICE - s/t LP (10 Song Demo on White Vinyl)
For the first time ever on the 12" vinyl format is the 1984 demo by Orange County, CA, straight-edge hardcore stalwarts Uniform Choice. It features Patrick Dubar on vocals, Victor Maynez on guitar, David Mellow on bass, and Patrick Dyson on drums, the same line-up that would later go on to record the lauded "Screaming For Change" LP. This deluxe reissue includes a gatefold jacket featuring restored cover artwork, never-before-scene photos, a reproduction of the original demo lyric sheet, and a two-sided, 11" x 17" poster with a photo by famed SoCal punk photographer KRK on one side and rare artwork by Shawn Kerri (Circle Jerks, D.O.A., Germs) on the other. LP includes digital download. This is the white vinyl version, limited to 300 copies. (Mankind Records #14)

THIS WILL DESTROY YOU - Young Mountain LP (Color Vinyl)
Originally released on 6/6/06, "Young Mountain" is the debut album from instrumentalists This Will Destroy You. While prior pressings (approximately 31+ to date) were all on Magic Bullet Records, 2018 finds the album on Dark Operative, a new company from the creative team behind Magic Bullet. In the years since their initial release, the songs of "Young Mountain" have taken on a life of their own, finding synchs in major films and film trailers ("The Purge," "The Taking Of Pellham 123," "Prom Night," etc.), major sports events (Wimbledon, Super Bowl, World Series, Formula 1 Racing, Stanley Cup Finals, World Cup, et al), and far beyond. (Dark Operative Records #1)

BLACK MARE - Death Magick Mother LP (Color Vinyl)
"Death Magick Mother" is the second proper full-length album from Los Angeles, CA's Black Mare. Mixed by Andrew Clinco (of Drab Majesty), bolder arrangements lend themselves toward soaring, dynamic vocal melodies and nuanced harmonization to highly-satisfying effect. In many ways, this album is an awakening for both its creator and listeners alike. (Dark Operative Records #2)

BLACK MARE/OFFRET - split 7" (Color Vinyl)
Black Mare's bleak, cold opening riffs of "Woman The Throne" chip against the previous silence like hammered chisel into centuries-old slabs of ice before opening up just before the 2:00 mark, eventually revealing the cavernous domain of sonic textures beneath the dense exoskeleton. Offret's "We Are Waiting" is the ominous summoning that its title infers. For fans of Joy Division, Cold Cave, and The Cure. (Dark Operative Records #3)

V/A - It Came From The Abyss: Volume 1 LP compilation
It Came From The Abyss: Volume 1 kicks off a new compilation LP series curated by Dark Operative. The first installment features an A-side that highlights bands that encapsulate the best that the underground metal and hardcore genres have to offer, while the B-side showcases some of the label's favorite instrumental, goth, indie, emo, and pop outfits of the past, present, and future. The program encapsulates a range of covers (Power Trip's take on Prong, The Dillinger Escape Plan channeling Black Flag, Highness turning in a Rorschach cover that conjures The Cure's "Pornography" album), first-time exclusives (a demo track from The All-American Rejects being heard for the first time ever, a previously unheard Bleach Everything track, a brand new song from This Will Destroy You), unearthed/long out-of-print material (Christie Front Drive's "Bag," Doomriders' "Hell Roaring," an Integrity track from their split with Gehenna), songs previously only issued in Europe (Iron Reagan, Black Mare), and a previously-unheard demo version of Grave Pleasures' "Doomsday Rainbow." (Dark Operative Records #5)

MAJORITY RULE - Interviews With David Frost LP (Color Vinyl)
Originally released on 5/8/01, "Interviews With David Frost" is the debut album from Washington, DC, punk/hardcore band Majority Rule. 2018 marks the album now being issued by Dark Operative, a new company from the creative team behind Magic Bullet Records (the original issuing label). The album is seven songs in length and encapsulates a truly unique blend of speed, heaviness, tone, and precision not often mastered by practitioners of the loose genres (screamo, punk, hardcore) that Majority Rule operated within during their run. (Dark Operative Records #6)

PAGENINETYNINE - Document #7 LP (Color Vinyl)
"Document #7" is a unique piece in the Pageninetynine catalog. Five songs in length, it plays out over the course of 25.5 minutes with two tracks right around a minute apiece, one clocking in at around four, and the other two being much longer at eight and 11 apiece. Originally issued on Magic Bullet Records in 2002, this version of the LP is a split release between Dark Operative (a new company from the creative team behind Magic Bullet Records) and Yr Screaming Youth (a new label from Pageninetynine guitarist Mike Taylor). (Dark Operative Records #7)

Pageninetynine winds through this release with dark, poetic experimentations unlike anything they put to tape before or after. Majority Rule delivers on the flipside as beacons of conviction and urgency via an ultra-heavy delivery that holds to this day. After numerous pressings on the original issuing label (Magic Bullet Records), this split LP finds its 2018-onward home on Dark Operative, a new company from the creative team behind the former. (Dark Operative Records #8)

MAJORITY RULE - Emergency Numbers LP
Originally released on 7/15/02, "Emergency Numbers" would become the final album from Washington, DC, punk/hardcore band Majority Rule. 2018 marks the album now being issued by Dark Operative, a new company from the creative team behind Magic Bullet Records (the original issuing label). Along with fellow pacesetters like Botch and Isis at the time, the band somehow shattered tradition while upholding what made hardcore and heavy music enticing in the first place. (Dark Operative Records #9)

FUCK IT... I QUIT - Human Virus 7" (Color Vinyl)
Politically charged, D-beat hardcore punk featuring Indecision Records' alum Tim Shaw, who formerly sang for '90s stalwarts Ensign. "Human Virus," the third EP from this New Jersey quartet, follows EPs released in 2016 and 2017 via Not Like You Records (USA) and Refuse Records (Germany). Although not a full-time touring unit, the band did tour Europe this summer and have a spatter of East Coast dates before year's end. 7" includes digital download. (Indecision Records #108)

THE MOVIELIFE - This Time Next Year. LP (Color Vinyl)
With numerous tracks on compilations, an LP, two 7"s, and a split CD under their belt, The Movielife practically became a household name with the great response they received from "This Time Next Year." The album is a harmonious mix of the catchiest parts of pop and indie rock blended together with a noticeable hardcore edge. "This Time Next Year," featuring the production of Brian McTernan (Snapcase, Cave-In, Texas Is The Reason), had people talking everywhere. New pressing now available on green vinyl. Vinyl version includes digital download of this record. (Revelation Records #97)

(restock) HELLBENT - 1983 1984 Demos LP
Emerging from New York City's Lower East Side in an era when loud and fast ruled the scene, Hellbent forged a unique and innovative sound mixing equal parts of ferocious Discharge-inspired hardcore with the pummeling heaviness of metal bands like Venom and Motorhead, all steeped in a heavy dose of macabre lyrics and imagery. The band existed from mid-1983 to mid-1984, and during that brief window they managed to record two sessions at Don Fury's famous Demo Demo Studios, and score opening slots on a handful of high-profile gigs with likes of Discharge, The Exploited, and Samhain's first ever live appearance, as well as many other smaller shows around New York City. After Hellbent's breakyup, guitarist Vic Venom would go on to join Reagan Youth, and eventually form Sacrilege, who later morphed into NYC crust stalwarts Nausea. Drummer Brian Damage also did time with LA punk legends Verbal Abuse, as well as a brief stint with the Misfits, which culminated in their legendary final performance at Detroit's Graystone Hall. This LP collects both long-lost recording sessions in their entirety, complemented by a 12"x36" poster insert with many never-before-seen photos and flyers, as well as detailed liner notes by bassist Jon "Fury" Wiley. (Radio Raheem Records #24)

(restock) FASHIONISM - Back in the Day 7"
Hot on the heels of the Dirt Cult single 'Subculture Suicide' comes Fashionism's 4th single. Hints of Clash, Teenage Head and sped up Mod Revival. It's the kind of powerpop that made 1979 such a good year for records. Included here are songs that lament the old guard that always want to talk about how things were and an erotic ode to coffee we think? Whatever the persuasion it's a banger of a single and definitely the strongest of their output thus far. (Neon Taste Records #1)

Descriptions for 7/28/18

PERMISSION - Drawing Breath Through a Hole in the Ground LP
Permission storm onward with new themes of helplessness and disorientation. Ever present in their approach, aesthetic, and musical execution, the whirlwind eight songs dash on top of pogo inducing acceleration, the brief sluggishness of open strings and blister producing snare thuds. A few uncharacteristic moments produce a fine payoff knowing Permission are capable of exactly what we imagined them to be. Fantastic off kilter hardcore punk and absolutely not to be missed live. Drawing Breath Through a Hole in the Ground comes housed in a sleeve designed by guitarist Ralph Simmonds following the path laid on their previous 12" left and comes with a 11x11 lyric insert and A2 poster designed by drummer Lloyd Clipston. (La Vida Es Un Mus #174)

Remastered vinyl reissue of the debut and only Omega Tribe album, originally released in late 1983 on Corpus Christi Records. The album was recorded by Guitarist Pete Fender deep in the Poison Girl's basement studio in Leyton and contains 11 punk anthems with a pop sensibility missed by most of their curse of 1983 peers. Omega Tribe were one of the few bands that had a much more softer, poetic and melodic style of playing that still managed to impress, educate and influence their audiences. It was protest music with a heart and sense of love that still is relevant 35 years later. This album has never been reissued and deserves it's place right next to the Mob - Let the Tribe Increase LP, Poison Girls - Hex LP and Zounds - Curse of Zounds LP. (La Vida Es Un Mus/Sealed Records #1)

BLASPHEMY - Blood Upon the Altar tape cassette
Blasphemy's 1989 demo "Blood Upon the Altar" ushered in a new style of Black Metal, no less dark or evil than their contemporaries, but more confrontational, more violent. In addition to being heavily inspired by Bathory, Sodom, and Slayer, Blasphemy also drew from the punk infused Brazilian scene, especially Sarcófago, as well as Grindcore bands like Blood and Genocide (Repulsion). The resultant mixture of these influences yielded a demo that established a new standard for extremity in Black Metal, a bar that Blasphemy would continue to raise with each subsequent recording. This edition of Blood Upon the Altar marks the first time since its original release that it has been properly featured as a stand-alone album. (Nuclear War Now Records #398 TP)

BLASPHEMY - Blood Upon the Soundspace tape cassette
Following the recent reissue campaign, NWN! is honored to present the first official release of a rarely heard 1989 rehearsal recording, Blood Upon the Soundspace. This crude open-air mic recording captures the unvarnished vigor of Blasphemy in a way that the contemporaneous studio recordings cannot. To maintain the authenticity of this release, the cover features original artwork created in 1988 by Black Priest and screenshots taken from a video recording at the Blasphemy rehearsal space during the same era. (Nuclear War Now Records #406 TP)

BLASPHAMAGOATACHRIST - Black Metal Warfare tape cassette
Continuing its longstanding mission to propagate the most unrelenting manifestations of bestial black metal, Nuclear War Now! Productions presents, "Black Metal Warfare," the highly-anticipated first tactical strike from Blasphamagoatachrist. Consisting of members from the revered cults of Blasphemy, Goatpenis, and Antichrist, Blasphamagoatachrist boasts several decades of collective experience in aural combat, which it brings to bear in this inaugural demo. However, unlike many so-called "super groups," who often suffer from a lack of cohesive vision and execution in their ranks, this unit has instead harnessed the individual strengths of each constituent and has combined them into a singularly focused entity that transcends the sum of its parts. As implied by the choice of moniker, Blasphamagoatachrist has chosen the most direct path in its nihilistic mission, thus forsaking any false adornments that might dilute its potency. There is no curtain of indiscernible noise behind which the instruments are obscured, as is sometimes the case in this style of black metal. Led by the lethal riffs and occasional solos of Virrigus Apocalli, which deliver the pinpoint ballistic strikes from above, the devastating bass of Sabbaoth and battery of T. Antichrist simultaneously decimate the battlefield below. Immersed in the fray, the war commands are performed by none other than Nocturnal Grave Desecrater and Black Winds, whose delivery remains as powerful as ever. These seven tracks of nuclear assault metal represent the best in the tradition of bestial black metal and portend ominous things to come in the future from these mercenaries, who appear to have now only skimmed the surface of their unquenchable bloodlust. (Nuclear War Now Records #407 TP)

Schizophrenic Records presents a slab of unhinged, lasting ephemera from Hamilton's Uncontrollable Urge.Freshly minted, Uncontrollable Urge weave a post punk blend of early UK 70's punk, haunting vocals and jarring rhymes that will have you bopping that foot. This is punk music for the post-alt-whatever leaners: songs for the overworked, misinformed and the perpetually connected. For fans of Kleenex/Liliput, Wire, and Gang of Four. (Schizophrenic Records #94)

HOT NASTIES - Ballad Of The Social Blemishes 7"
Calgary's Hot Nasties came early and disappeared just as quickly, leaving behind a massive 1980 EP that is among my all-time Top Five Canadian punk singles. Forty years after forming, the group reunited to make this four-song EP. First new recordings in 38 years, and legitimately good-- picks up right where they left off. Limited edition of 500 only! (Ugly Pop Records #66)

THE FITS - Bored Of Education 7"
As much as I've enjoyed and appreciated the recent surge of interest in, and documentation of, early Toronto punk, there's been one consistent and inexplicable omission that has always bothered me-- this absolutely killer 1979 single from The Fits.' Bored of Education' isn't a historical footnote worthy of attention simply by virtue of its obscurity, either, but is about the best record to come out of the entire '70s Toronto punk scene, other than the first Viletones. It's ridiculous that this monster slab of tough, raw, driving and aggressive hard punk with real hooks has gone largely unnoticed. Rectifying that, here's an authorised reissue with new insert, limited edition of 500 copies only. (Ugly Pop Records #68)

UGLY - Wall 7"
Ugly is a relatively new Sludge/Doom band hailing from Prescott, Arizona that consists of veteran musicians who also take part in bands such as Endorphins Lost, Transient, and Landmine Marathon. Wall is their 2nd EP and offers two dark, misanthropic tracks elaborating on the ugliest traits of human kind. Clocking in at just over 8 minutes, Wall takes you on a short but enduring journey throughout the human psyche and all that is truly wrong in this world. Reminiscent of early Swans, Dystopia, and Noothgrush. Ugly will not disappoint. Limited to 500 copies. (Rotten to The Core Records #32)

ANF/FORGED - split 7"
Finally! Best italian powerviolence band Vs L.A. powerviolence hero! ANF was born at the beginning of 2012 in Via Ferrara (Palermo) and they make a fast and furious powerviolence with more punk / hardcore parts. All songs are less than a minute and the simple riffs, agressive vocals and solid drum are the perfect mix. Forged side is agood continuation of the first 7" with new singer. Classic westcoast powerviolence sound with punchy bass, overwhelming vocals, solid guitar and drums. It all together sound just like a fighting crowd! For fan of No Comment, Infest and Capitalist Casualties! Clear Acid Green Vinyl (Grindpromotion Records #43)

I have only one word for this split: Powerviolence! The Sidetracked side is incredible: 2 minutes, 6 songs, start and stop madness and bursts of chaos. This side sends you to the asylum! I can say that in the Scum Human side there are the better songs never written from these crazy guys from Canada. 6 songs in 4 minutes for the modern version of Crossed Out! Strong Influence from Crossed Out, No comment, To The Point and Infest! (Grindpromotion Records #44)

NO LOVE - Choke On It LP
No Love's explosive debut LP, Choke On It, has been simmering in a centrifuge and wastes no time hurling potently packed punk rock nuggets at the listener. Clocking in 13 songs at 21:12, it's a furious listen. To quote Daniel, "We're vicious editors. It's like we write in a subtractive method, gradually removing everything that feels cliche, boring, or otherwise less than 100% awesome until the songs are distilled down to their essence." This "all killer, no filler," approach whittles away the straightforward Circle Jerks foundation, and layers Die Kreuzen-esque skittering leads that marathon like Death Side solos - all with the tightly-wound discipline of Minor Threat. Couple that with malaise over bad television: "Feed me those dripping words / Those saccharine lines that make me wanna hurl / My body gets wider / My brain gets duller / But I need the drama / Like I need water." Put that in your pressure cooker and smoke it. At this point, the punchy cover of local breakouts ISS's "Back Taxes and Anaphylaxis" is just gravy. RIYL: Zero Boys, two player Sonic the Hedgehog levels, giving out bouillon cubes as Halloween candy, and concentrated orange juice. The first pressing is limited to 300 copies. Includes a download code. Artwork by Edwin Jamal Schneider. (Sorry State Records #92)

GENOCIDE PACT - Order of Torment LP/CD
Hailing from the lawless dominion that is our nation's capital, GENOCIDE PACT unleash their raging sophomore full-length and Relapse debut entitled Order of Torment. Recorded by Kevin Bernsten (Full of Hell, Code Orange, Magrudergrind) in Baltimore, MD at Developing Nations and featuring cover art from the legendary Joe Petagno (Motorhead, Autopsy, Marduk, Pink Floyd), Order of Torment features eight tracks of pulverizing, relentless death metal that harkens to the greats while pushing the genre to chaotic new realms of possibility. With a thick, titanically heavy crunch that focuses on crushing groove as much as skull-splitting intensity, GENOCIDE PACT are THE death metal band to watch in 2018. (Relapse Records #7393)

BLACKLISTED - Slow Moments/I Should Have Been A Murderer 7"
Two brand new songs from Blacklisted recorded for their European tour in April 2018. One time only pressing on vinyl. (Six Feet Under Records #118)

HARD TIMES - La Violence 7" Picture Disc/tape cassette
Limited Edition picture disc or cassette tape with two brand new songs from Paris Oi! Vets - Hard Times. Only 200 copies made of picture disc. Only 100 made of cassette tape. Riding at the top of the current wave of French Oi/Core music. (Six Feet Under Records #117)

BEACH RATS - Wasted Time 7" (color vinyl)
Bridge Nine is excited to welcome a new edition to its roster: New Jersey's Beach Rats. Beach Rats is a brand new band featuring an all-star cast of scene veterans including Brian Baker (Minor Threat, Dag Nasty, Bad Religion), Ari Katz (Lifetime), plus members from The Bouncing Souls, and more. Their debut EP, "Wasted Time," features five songs of fast, melodic hardcore punk that will leave the listener begging for more. 7" includes digital download. (Bridge Nine Records #256)

PRECIOUS - Sick Rooms LP (Color Vinyl)
The newest from Southern California's Precious. Featuring Brian Lovro (Threadbare) and Dan Sena (Adamantium). LP includes digital download. (Indecision Records #109)

FIXATION - Marked 7" (Color Vinyl)
With an emphasis on lyrical potency and fast, aggressive songwriting, Fixation has pulled no punches since their formation in late 2017. After releasing a demo in late 2017 as well as a four-song promo earlier this year, Fixation hit the road touring the East Coast and Midwest sharing the stage with bands like Leeway, Miracle Drug, Chokehold, and more. Fixation is set to release "Marked," their debut EP, on War Records. Limited edition of 500 copies. (War Records #9)

Descriptions for 7/14/18

BLAZING EYE - Ways To Die 7"
After what has seemed like an eternity and an extremely long journey (including 90% of the initial pressing of the record mysteriously disappearing in transit), Blazing Eye's most recent recording secures their place as one of Los Angeles's best hardcore-punk bands. Propagating punk as true and original as bands the likes of G.I.S.M. and Siege, Blazing Eye sets forth with their strongest release since their 2013 demo. It's a banger for sure and I'm happy that this record is finally a reality. (Static Shock Records #38)

COLD MEAT - Pork Sword Fever 7"
Cold Meat hail from Perth, Western Australia, but truly these are siren songs for every woman getting fucked over in every corner of this sorry planet, oozing total defiance and sneering, caustic rage across five certified slappers. They hex lazy pricks and bad bastards with a spell of spectacular jangeloid riffs and clattering anarcho toms, each track upping the stakes like a praying mantis - fuck, decapitate, eat corpse for nourishment. Vocalist Ashley's throaty, spit-splashed lyrics cover the full gamut from the care burden placed on mothers ('Maternity Stomp') to the psychic burden of hating men while craving dick ('Meat Joy'). This is incisive, tongue-in-arse-cheek, indefatigably Now punk. Cold Meat will have you fisting the air, but only if you lube up first. (Static Shock Records #55)

BLASPHEMY - Live Ritual: Friday the 13th LP
"Live Ritual: Friday the 13th" LP was the first vinyl LP in what has since become Nuclear War Now!'s extensive discography. Approximately seventeen years and several hundred other releases later, "Live Ritual" has become one of the rarest and most sought-after of all NWN releases, and so the time has come for a repress of this historic album. The audio has undergone an additional round of mastering at the hands of James Plotkin to remove the distracting preamble and improve the overall sound. The layout has also been updated to include a more extensive description of events that led to the recording as well as many photos from the gig. While Nuclear War Now! has continued to evolve from its humble beginnings to its current state, "Live Ritual - Friday the 13th" will always represent the enduring essence of the label, and therefore it is truly fitting that it once again see the dark of night. (Nuclear War Now Records #4)

BLASPHEMY - Victory (Son of the Damned) LPx2
After having recorded the "Live Ritual" performance in July, YK shipped the very same MiniDisc recorder used for that event to Ryan Förster, along with instructions on how to use it. The aforementioned rehearsal session took place in the basement of then-bassist Bestial Saviour of the Undead Legions, and Förster captured the event by placing the MiniDisc recorder on the top of a washing machine in the room. Given the circumstances, one might erroneously assume the resulting audio quality to be inferior. On the contrary, the audio turned out to be compellingly good and thus worthy of its own release. What makes this release particularly unique is the first-time inclusion of the track "Victory (Son of the Damned)," from which the rehearsal now derives its name. Though debate continues to this day as to which - between "Fallen Angel of Doom...." and the "Blood Upon the Altar" demo - represents the most essential Blasphemy recording, "Victory (Son of the Damned)" promises to hold its own place atop the mantle of bestial black metal history as a snapshot in time of the world's most notorious black metal band. (Nuclear War Now Records #395)

SECT PIG - Crooked Backs LP
Violent and repetitious, frenzied and hallucinatory. Sect Pig's sound on this album is disorienting and extreme. Precision guitar attacks and tumultuous percussive abuse characterize the band's instrumental approach. Sect Pig utilize delay and other effects with intention, augmenting the tracks to add dimension and foster confusion. "Crooked Backs" displays a greater degree of compositional nuance than its predecessors, with unanticipated riffs, temporal shifts, and eccentric effects and sounds embedded within the tracks. "Crooked Backs" is the most cohesive of the three Sect Pig albums, but it also draws together the band's entire body of work and confirms patterns in the band's approach, with each album clocking in at under 20 minutes and featuring similarly stylized two-tone artwork. (Nuclear War Now Records #381)

Portland Queer Punk D-beat party masters fronted by Ami Lawless (Voetsek) team up with East Bay slime punks VW fronted by madman Chris Reifert (Autopsy) for this sick limited split 12". (Tank Crimes Records #109)

MAXIMUM ROCK'N'ROLL #423 (August 2018)
Coming hot off the press is Maximum Rocknroll #423, our August 2018 issue! This month is heavy on US punk festival coverage, including a retrospective by Philly's all-POC Break Free Fest concert goers and artists about their experiences there, an interview with the organizers of Oakland's The Multivrs Is Illuminated (a similarly minded all-POC fest), and a photo spread capturing Dumb Fest in Indiana! Want to hear about something besides festivals? You're in luck. Prior to their hiatus, PMS from France spoke to us about their new EP, whether or not they're a political band, and the state of punk in Paris. We have an interview with Oregon's ABOLITIONIST, who tell all about their love of history and veganism. We look back at late-'70s Norwegian punks OSLO BŘRS, their two releases, and why they had to change their name to OSLO BEURS. We're fortunate to have Oakland's COHERENCE talk to us about punk and diaspora right as their debut LP releases, and we also have an interview with Olympia's raw punk heroes PHYSIQUE that covers transphobia, fashion, and how punk life is shit. There's also a manifesto included called DIY As Privilege about ways to combat ableism in the punk scene. If that's still not enough for you, there's a robust letters section, plenty of columns, and enough reviews to keep you occupied until next month's issue comes out. (Maximum Rock'N'Roll #423)

THE DISRUPTERS - Open Wounds: 1980 to 2011 LP
Compiled by found member and vocalist Steve Hansell, this is the first compilation to span the entire Disrupters career. A one-off pressing on blue vinyl of 500 copies it includes a full size insert with photos and a detailed band history. The Disrupters formed in Norwich in 1980. An early demo sent to Crass saw them appearing on the first Bullshit Detector album. Summer 1981 the band went into the studio and recorded the Young Offender 7" which would be released on their own Radical Change label, establishing the band as one of the premier anarcho-punk bands. Another single Shelters for the Rich followed as did the classic album Unrehearsed Wrongs. The Disrupters were a highly political anarcho-punk band who believed in direct action. In 2005 Overground Records released the Gas The Punx compilation. Two years later they reformed to play Steve Ignorant's Feeding Of The 5000 gig at Shepherd's Bush Empire and releasing the Generation Retard album before calling it a day in 2011. (Overground Records #161)

Norway's Viking horde return with their first LP since 2012's hardcore masterpiece The Last Pagans. We Are the Sword expands on the band's signature X-Claim/early Dischord style, adding a second guitar and the metallic tinge of Bathory and Dark Throne to their FU's/SS Decontrol worship. This is heavier than you ever thought Shipwrecked would sound but it's still fast, violent noise with no gimmicks or tricks. White vinyl mastered by Adam Gonsalves (Templars, Power Trip, Poison Idea, Elliot Smith) and housed in heavy black and gold jackets. Limited to 300 copies on Foreign Legion Records for their appearance at 2018's This is Hardcore Fest. This will go fast and will not be repressed in the United States. (Foreign Legion Records #14)

V/A - I've Got The Bible Belt Around My Throat LP
A crucial addition to the Killed By Death/Bloodstains cannon, this compilation collects early punk and HC from Alabama from 1981 and running through 2003. Very few of these songs ever saw official release on anything other than home-dubbed demo cassettes that are so scarce even finding copies to source the audio for this collection was almost impossible. After more than 5 years of work this collection finally sees the light of day. . All tracks remastered by Will Killingsworth (Orchid, Ampere). 300 copies on black vinyl with full color sleeve and eight page zine of the history of punk in Alabama. This will not be repressed. (Foreign Legion Records #12)

PODRIDO - Perra Vida 7" flexi
Mexican hard-grind snot-noise harsh-punx layer six minutes of rotten carne on one side of a rounded white flexi best served crushed and snorted. Comes in a full color cover with an obi strip and two postcards- SUPER DELUXE LO-FI!! (Torture Garden Picture Company #80)

V/A - Puerto Rico Metal Alliance Attack III LP compilation
LP compilation of metal from Puerto Rico. It includes the following bands Deus Inc., Marrano, Zafakon, Calamity, Omnifariam, Clarias, Tavu, Parallel Dimensions, and Dantesco. (Discos De Hoy #2)

CRUCIFIX - Crucifix LP
Reissue of 1981's classic first recording by legendary San Francisco band Crucifix. This EP's raw Sabbath-fueled punk, Shaggs-like musicianship and honest teenage angst provoked one reviewer at the time to write, "it makes you feel like going out and bludgeoning an old lady to death." Recorded at Tom Mallon Studios in San Francisco in 1981, and originally released on Universal Records, this long out-of-print five track EP contains the band's defining anthem of the period, "You're Too Old." (Kustomized #2)

CRUCIFIX - Nineteen Eighty Four 7"
Originally released in 1982 on the band's own Freak records, this classic single was a massive musical leap for Crucifix, providing a link between the initial self titled 12-inch EP and the Dehumanization LP, an undeniable classic of Reagan-era hardcore political punk. Nineteen Eighty-Four is a lo-fi, live-in-studio 2 track recording capturing the band at full intensity, an onslaught of volume and distortion. This recording marked the band's move into the area of political engagement through message, graphics, and a DIY ethos. In the spirit of the original Freak release, this reissue includes a remake of the patch that was silkscreened by the band for the first pressing in 1982. (Kustomized #3)

CRUCIFIX - Exhibit A. CD
Your fucking eye raked on a seven-inch hair spike is just the beginning of this 1979-1984 retrospective look at one of California's most seminal hardcore bands. Compiling the tracks from their out-of-print eponymous 12-inch, their 1984 7-inch, "Steel Case Enclosure" from the Rat Music For Rat People Volume 2 comp, "Annihilation" from MRR's All Quiet on The Western Front, comp., plus five live motherfuckers recorded at CBGB's in 1984. Sixteen tracks compiled and digitally remastered by the band and released on their own label, so it sounds a lot better than any of those expensive "fan club" things floating around. (Kustomized #1)

CHRIST ON PARADE - A Mind Is A Terrible Thing LP/CD
Christ On Parade started in 1985, rising from the ashes of local bands Treason and Teenage Warning. Like much of the punk music at the time, they had an intensely political edge and very serious lyrical approach. The "Peace Punk" scene of the early '80s Bay Area-typified by local bands like PLH, Treason, Trial, Crucifix, and Atrocity, and heavily influenced by British anarcho-punk-had a formative influence on many bands in the scene including Christ On Parade. "The band coalesced into a unique hybrid of influences that could have only happened in the venue / living space that most of the members dwelled in, Emeryville's New Method warehouse. At that time, a lot of the Oakland punks were into the almost "prog-punk" stylings of bands like the Subhumans, Santa Rosa's Victim's Family, and the darkly paranoid spasms of England's Rudimentary Peni. Musicianship had become a virtue rather than a non-issue. This confluence of sounds and ideas, and the fact that the East Bay was awash with LSD in those days, led to the band's classic album, A Mind Is A Terrible Thing. "The album is a demonology of the dark undercurrent beneath the relentlessly inane and superficial '80s. Noah Landis's feral vocals and grindstone guitar spearhead the album with second guitarist Doug Kearney, bass player Malcolm Sherwood, and drummer Todd Kramer turning in an equal number of distinctive songs and performances. The result is brooding and angular, often catchy but never poppy. The production is raw, but this unvarnished quality serves the music rather than detracts from it. (Neurot Recordings #110)

VEIN - Errorzone LP (Color Vinyl)
This is all that you were programmed to be afraid of. Boston, MA's own Vein has made their name since 2016 with constant touring and intense live shows. "Errorzone" is produced and engineered by Will Putney of Graphic Nature Audio (Body Count, Harm's Way, Knocked Loose) and delivers 11 songs of dark, emotional, and chaotic metallic hardcore. LP includes digital download. (Closed Casket Records #59)

CHRISTIAN DEATH - Live At The Whisky A Go Go 1981 LP
Limited edition reissue of the earliest known recording of the infamous gothic death rock band, Christian Death, fronted by the inimitable Rozz Williams performing an entrancing live set on Halloween! Special limited edition splatter purple and black vinyl! (Cleopatra Records #953)

D.R.I. - Violent Pacification & More Rotten Hits LP
The very best tracks from everyone's favorite Imbeciles, those legends of hardcore thrash metal, D.R.I., issued on a limited edition 12" vinyl! This retrospective spans the Imbeciles' entire career including highlights such as "Who Am I?," "Violent Pacification," "Commuter Man" and many more of the band's best mosh anthems! (Cleopatra Records #951)

VIBRATORS - Past, Present, And Into The Future LP
A brand new album from UK punk rock icons The Vibrators, who are celebrating their 40+ year career! Features a unqiue line-up with contributions from former and current members including founders Knox, Eddie, and John Ellis, along with V@ era bassist Gary Tibbs (Roxy Music), current bassist/vocalist Pete, guitarist Darrell Bath and production by original bassist Pat Collier! Available on limited edition Red vinyl! Cleopatra Records #692)

THOU - Rhea Sylvia LP
Thou is a forward-thinking metal/punk band from Baton Rouge, LA. "Rhea Sylvia" is the first of three EPs the band plans to release in 2018. It is a six-song monster that sees Thou exploring melodious territory with more confidence than ever before. (Deathwish Records #203)

SLAPSHOT - Sudden Death Overtime LP
"Sudden Death Overtime" was the second LP from Boston, MA, hardcore legends Slapshot. Released in 1990, it followed up their debut, "Back On The Map," perfectly, a volatile mixture of fast, maniacal hardcore with angry street punk fronted by the notorious Choke, a Boston legend who previously fronted the bands Negative FX and Last Rights. For fans of The Rival Mob, Dropkick Murphys, and Killing Time. Now available again on vinyl from Taang! Records. (Taang! Records #40)

(restock) CLITERATI - s/t 7" (Scene Support version)
Portland, Oregon's Cliterati fronted by Ami Lawless of Voetsek. Hardcore? D-beat? Queer-core? How about total earache party crust. Former members of Poison Idea, Voetsek, and Murderess. Has an anti Donald Trump song, and you can't go wrong with that. The Scene Support version comes on white vinyl and includes a poster. Limited to 100 copies. (Tank Crimes Records #99)

(restock) CLITERATI - s/t tape cassette
Portland, Oregon's Cliterati fronted by Ami Lawless of Voetsek. Hardcore? D-beat? Queer-core? How about total earache party crust. Former members of Poison Idea, Voetsek, and Murderess. Has an anti Donald Trump song, and you can't go wrong with that. (Tank Crimes Records #99 TP)

(restock) HARD FEELINGS - Sideways LP
Has it already been 5 years since Duluth's Hard Feelings released their debut full-length "Swell?" Time flies! "Sideways" finds the band a little older, but still just a as snotty and bursting with energy as in previous releases. The band combines the youthful energy of F.Y.P. and Crimpshrine with the down-and-out glam of Hickey and Dory Tourette along with the song-writing chops of Future Virgins, making for what will no doubt be the soundtrack to my - and hopefully your - summer and many seasons to come. (Dirt Cult Records #122)

(restock) SHATTERBOX - Strung Out on the Line LP
Official reissue of obscure Seattle Punk RocknRoll from '81, restored and remastered from original reels. DIG! Records Archeological Division presents Strung Out on the Line, the all but lost private press powerhouse LP from SHATTERBOX. The band formed in 1979, at a major and sketchy (read: majorly sketchy) generational crossroads for what threatened to be the last gasp of Rock'n'roll in the '70s, and the shaky-new directions it'd take in the '80s. Recorded in their Seattle basement, the band utilized a mobile studio unit a la a low-rent D.I.Y. Exile Main on St., and self-released the album on New Year's Day 1981 in an unknown quantity, and in an array of handmade album art designs: stencil and spray paint; paste-on Xerox cutout; and bare-white factory sleeves, Shatterbox never followed standard operating procedures and Strung Out on the Line captures the band's wild and ragged original sound and style in full. Newly restored and remastered by DAVID ECK from the original quarter-inch reels and housed in properly printed jackets with liner notes displaying the numerous versions of album art and an oral history from the band's sole surviving member, Richard Pleasant, this LP is finally receiving the presentation it deserves. Rocketing through twelve brash and energetic cuts of exuberant Punk Rock and raw Power Pop, the album sonically falls somewhere between The Heartbreakers, Nervous Eaters and either-or, better yet-both iterations of The Gizmos. (Dig! Records #7)

(restock) DANCER - I'm Not Giving Up/Teenage Punk 7"
Here with an anthemic scorcher of an A-Side: "I'm Not Giving Up", channels equal parts Cheap Trick & Thin Lizzy, delivering the ROCK GOD goods so convincingly its time to THROW your Kiss records out! Flip it over for "Teenage Punk", a swirling synth punk slice of misfit solace with words to live by ("all our friends, we don't have friends"). Six singles in, and Dancer proves there are sick new moves comin' from the crew responsible for Apache, Glitz, and Slick! Recorded by Greg Ashley in a one and done press featuring awesome album art by the Human Lawnmower's inimitable Avi Spivak. (Dig! Records #5)

Descriptions for 7/7/18

HEARTS ARE BLUE, from Michigan, released their sole classic and underrated LP The Truth About Love on Caulfield Records in 1997, which has become a staple LP of the mid-90's emo/indie scene. BHAB were able to merge the sounds of Sunny Day Real Estate, Texas Is The Reason and Evergreen together, yet still created their own unique sound that helped forge the classic mid-late 90's emo style, similar to their peers in Braid. BHAB were around from 1995 - 1997 and featured members of Ordination of Aaron, Current, Ottawa and Vine. Now this rare LP has been remastered with new artwork and is back in print on vinyl after more than 20 years. This reissue also includes the rare track "525 to Heart", which did not appear on the original LP. Limited to 500 on lavender color vinyl and comes with a digital download. (Repeater Records #4)

TABLE SUGAR - Introductory Material LP
"Introductory Material" is the debut recording by Olympia art-punk four-piece Table Sugar. Recommended for obsessive fans of THE SLITS, THE RAINCOATS, GRASS WIDOW and BUSH TETRAS. The band's mindset with putting songs together is about throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks. The music, as a result, is blanketed in chaotic discordance, a wild, vaguely confrontational jumble of jagged chords and shouted vocals. Comprising of Pascal Luther (guitar and vocals), Ella Svete (guitar and vocals), Aidan McNellis (bass) and Bryn Ackley (drums), Table Sugar began on a whim after 3/4 of their members met in art class at The Evergreen State College. That early "let's start a band!" enthusiasm translates to their songwriting. (Water Wing Records #26)

Single Sided/Etched B - Side/Transparent Orange Wax. Those who sacrificed their lives to find the truth, those who push the limits to find answers, those who suffer for others will laugh while spinning this one sided LP record. Breath and explore because the end of miserable world is close." Limited to 500 pieces on transparent orange vinyl with etching on side B packed in a recycled cardboard box. The cover and insert is made by hands of Luis Ifer (Teething). (Bones Brigade Records #82)

TORTURE RACK - Malefic Humiliation LP
The Pacific Northwest continues to be a stronghold for relevant new death metal in 2018 with Portland's Torture Rack among the few that are leading the pack. This second album, Malefic Humiliation, captures the savagery of their live shows, which have become the stuff of legend; subtlety bludgeoned, beaten and hacked to nothing but a red mess of leftovers. Like a homemade mace to your ugly face! These slimy degenerates have once again escaped from their dungeon shackles to mutilate countless posers and record another brain damaged album. More deranged, barely competent and with the lyrical prose that reads like Castle Freak. Only for deviants, freaks, pathological sadist, perverts and dumbbells. With a lineup that includes members of label mates Witch Vomit, this band carves out their mark on the festering corpse of the Northwest with this release, bashing through nine tracks in just under thirty minutes. "Mace Face," "Corpse Revenge" and "Destined For Dogmeat" ain't for the faint and the vile cover art by Sebastian Mazuera makes real the sole intent of the band: barbarism. (Parasitic Records #113)

RAMU - Glowing Civilization 7"
A frenzied barrage of jagged riffage and breakneck blasting from an international grindcore project featuring Mauro Cordoba's (Maruta) lithe technical riffing, the tormented shrieking of Dylan Walker (Full of Hell) and innovative Hungarian drummer Balázs Pándi (Merzbow, Keiji Haino). Unrestrained technical agility that flows effortlessly between nimble precision and organic abandon suffocating under an ominous curse of interminable cruelty. (Nerve Altar Records #36)

ABASTRACTER - Cinereous Incarnate LP
Perhaps now assuming their ultimate and ghastliest form, Abstracter return with their most astonishingly telluric, bleak, and hopeless album to date. On their third and brand new LP "Cinereus Incarnate" the Oakland CA blackened doom destroyers unravel a blood-curdling sonic tale about a wretched world cursed to eternal twilight where reality is torn to pieces and existence is reduced to the final stages of survival. Taking form through a deluge of suffocating distortion and dismal atmospheres that defies any categorization, Abstracter have created an hallucinatory and apocalyptic work that oozes with an immanent and oppressive sense of defeat and of unravelling hope, fusing together crust, black, doom, death metal, and cancerous strains of noise, drone, and dark ambient to summon a soul-crushing sonic cataclysm of utter misery and despair. (Sentient Ruin Labaratories #60)

(restock) TORTURE RACK - Barbaric Persecution LP
Finally! The gore-drenched and pus-oozing debut full-length from this Portland (Oregon, U.S.A.) based bunch of sickos.this quartet spew forth brutal, gruesome, vicious, bulldozing, ultra-heavy and downtuned death metal that will crack your every bone at their rack and take you back to the glorious Death Metal of yore when bands such as Cannibal Corpse, Rottrevore, Decrepit, Morpheus Descends, Imprecation, Goreaphobia, Baphomet, Deteriorot, Execration or Corpus Rottus reigned supreme in the most foul-smelling pits of the U.S. underground scene. To top it off, "Barbaric Persecution" was mastered by Mike Lastra at Smegma Studios (U.S.A.) with an almost surgical precision in order to keep the band´s sonic delivery as raw, organic, thick and heinous as (in)humanly possible. Cover art by Matt Hopkins. (Parasitic Records #100)

BERTHOLD CITY - Moment Of Truth 7" (Color Vinyl)
Berthold City's upcoming "Moment Of Truth" 7" was tracked by Aaron Jamili at Wormhole Studios and mastered by Don Fury, the NYHC legend who has worked with everyone from Gorilla Biscuits to Agnostic Front to Youth Of Today. The 7" will include three songs from their demo, plus three additional cuts tracked during the same session. For fans of Youth Of Today, Judge, Carry On, In My Eyes, Strife, and American Nightmare. New pressing now available on gold vinyl. (War Records #8)

On their debut LP, Why Trains Crash, The Pretty Flowers continue in the tradition of bands like Superchunk who blurred the lines between punk and indie rock. While theband is too "indie" for studded belt crowd and a bit too gritty for the average indie rocker, they'll be a welcome respite for those who have little use for the boxes genres can create. A crunch 'n punch snarl of guitar-frothed heaven as barbed and biting as it is moody and melancholic, Why Trains Crash bursts out of the gate with lead single "Cream of Canvas," a song that sneers, smirks, and sighs its way through the entirety of The Pretty Flowers' sonic palette. Featuring four minutes of razor-wire guitars winding through rollercoaster rhythms while candied harmonies rub shoulders and bump hips with lyricism by turns wistful and sardonic, "Cream of Canvas" is The Pretty Flowerscondensed to their floor-stomping essence. A union of current and former members of The Henry Clay People, The Breakups, Jungle Jungle, and Shirley Rolls, THE PRETTY FLOWERS are a Rubik's Cube of L.A. indie staples: Noah Green (guitar/ vocals), Sam Tiger (bass), Jake Gideon (guitar/ producer), and Sean Johnson (drums). Dubbed "a true treasure of Los Angeles" by Razorcake. (Dirt Cult Records #112)

Has it already been 5 years since Duluth's Hard Feelings released their debut full-length "Swell?" Time flies! "Sideways" finds the band a little older, but still just a as snotty and bursting with energy as in previous releases. The band combines the youthful energy of F.Y.P. and Crimpshrine with the down-and-out glam of Hickey and Dory Tourette along with the song-writing chops of Future Virgins, making for what will no doubt be the soundtrack to my - and hopefully your - summer and many seasons to come. (Dirt Cult Records #122)

BIRDS IN ROW - We've Already Lost The World LP/CD/tape cassette
"We Already Lost The World" is Birds In Row's latest, a stunning nine-song album that blends post punk and angular rock influences into something emotional and electric. Recorded and mixed by Amaury Sauve at The Apiary, and mastered by Thibault Chaumont at Deviant Lab. For fans of Touche Amore, Modern Life Is War, Oathbreaker, and La Dispute. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Bridge Nine Records #204)

CRIM - Sense Excuses 7" (Color Vinyl)
Crim's 2017 LP, "Blau Sang, Vermell Cel," received rave reviews. The two original songs on this EP truly exemplify what this band is all about and the reason why so many people are excited about them. Throwing Turbonegro and Cock Sparrer covers on here obviously gives English speakers something extra to scream along too, but regardless of what language you speak, this band is one you need to be aware of; and this EP is a perfect sample of why. These are the remaining copies from Record Store Day 2018 on clear with black smoke vinyl, exclusive to Rev and limited to 200 copies. 7" includes digital download. (Pirate's Press Records #194)

URSULA - Meet Is Murder 7" (Color Vinyl)
The frantic debut from Apple Valley, CA's Ursula blurs the lines of every conventional facet of underground noise, being equal parts metal, punk, hardcore, grind, crust, and thrash. Call them what you will, all labels can apply, but no single one really defines them. For fans of War On Women. 7" includes digital download. (Indecision Records #107)

(restock) EASY MONEY - Collection LP
Easy Money were a prominient part of Victoria, BC's punk/new wave music scene fro five years, from 1978 to 1982. Nestled in Victoria BC, Canada a lonely mod-revival/powerpop band cut two great singles on a local record store's imprint and then faded off into obscurity. Luckily we were able to dig into the archives of this bands tape demos and find a plethora of incredibly strong demos in excellent quality. Easy Money Signed to Quintessence Records (home of Modernettes, DOA, Young Canadians, Pointed Sticks) just as the label folded were stuck with no distribution or attention anywhere but locally. They would not have been the oddball choice for inclusion on the label had things been different. The tracks compiled here with both singles released present a KILLER archive of Northwest Rock n Roll during the New Wave heyday. Think Pointed Sticks, The Heats, early Cheap Trick and hell even some of the later Kidda Band stuff when they get going. Solid stuff from 1982. (Neon Taste Records #1.EM)

Descriptions for 6/30/18

LA MISMA - Peace Talks Continue As Do The Fables 7"
La Misma's previous release, 2015's "Kanizadi" LP, showed them harnessing and controlling their initial fury, utilizing Crisis' musical toolkit to transform blasts of Ultimo Resorte-styled hardcore punk into something more tense and restrained. Three years later, Misma have dragged this formula all the way through their spiritual desert, achieving a masterful, lean tightness that is more desperate and ragged in its intensity than anything else they've yet done. Militant drums fire bleak, dirty melodies into states of stark chaos, as fierce Portuguese declarations ride the bucking storm. Over the years La Misma have mastered their unique sound, and this venomy and reckless incarnation is their most powerful and impressive work yet. Another necessary record by a necessary band. (Toxic State Records #32)

SALTAS - Parasites Demo 2 tape cassette
Saltas's reverence for death takes form in a languid, minimalistic approach that mirrors the final, desperate stage of life, as one's last breaths are drawn with increasing difficulty and both mind and body progressively succumb to their ultimate fate. (Nuclear War Now Records #394 TP)

MOENEN OF XEZBETH - Ancient Spells of Darkness... tape cassette
Conjuring the sinister spirits of yesteryear, Moenen of Xezbeth rises to deliver its first full incantation of mid-paced black metal, "Ancient Spells of Darkness...," with its seven arcane invocations primed to unleash their plague on all who bear witness. (Nuclear War Now Records #402 TP)

REGIONAL JUSTICE CENTER - World of Inconvenience LP
After releasing their demo early 2017, REGIONAL JUSTICE CENTER quietly worked on their song writing craft, no teasers, no promo tapes, just a constant display of force through live performance where they refined until their was no fat left to trim. WORLD OF INCONVENIENCE finds its home in ever shifting time signatures, punishing punk beats and constantly off kilter breaks. This record expands RJC from the one man band demo and adds players from the live band as well a brief guest appearance by Mark Palm(Go It Alone, Supercrush, Black Breath). Drawing from such sources as CROSSED OUT all the way to the THE BEATLES the record never leaves you anticipating what will happen next. Recorded in Western Massachusetts with Will Killingsworth and housed in art by Mark McCoy, WORLD OF INCONVENIENCE makes for a complete package of hardcore brilliance. (Adagio 830 Records #158)

San Jose death grind punk influenced by Impetigo, Autopsy, Rudimentary Peni. Members of Brainoil and Amber Asylum. Fourteen tracks. Colored vinyl, download card. (Tank Crimes Records #111)

Street date July 13th. Portland Queer Punk D-beat party masters fronted by Ami Lawless (Voetsek) team up with East Bay slime punks VW fronted by madman Chris Reifert (Autopsy) for this sick limited split 12". (Tank Crimes Records #109)

CHURCHBURN - None Shall Live... The Hymns Of Misery LP/CD/tape
It's been 4 years since "The Awaiting Coffins" was released. Churchburn is proud to finally unveil the new album: "None Shall Live...The Hymns of Misery". For added discomfort within the music, we had two special guests: Andy Grant of The Vomit Arsonist for his black ambience. Our metal brother, former member Mike Cardoso on backing vocals. Churchburn have also brought on two new members, both of whom have already made their own marks in previous R.I. bands: Timmy St. Amour (Howl) on guitar and Derek Moniz (Headrot, Wreak, Black Acid Prophecy...too many to mention) on bass. Their input and musicianship really show on the new songs and recording. Members of VITAL REMAINS and GRIEF. (Armageddon Shop Records #13)

SU19B - Neutralize LP
Second LP by enigmatic power violence masters Su19b, dropping in time for their west coast USA tour this summer. Su19b are a band that has fascinated me since my youth. With several years between brief flurries of releases, I could never figure out if they were an active band or not. Ryohei even told me at one point they don't actually practice, they just wing it at shows! But what shows do they play? I so rarely saw them on flyers. Musically, I know this is a dramatic simplification, but like, when every other power violence band ever was playing 'fast/slow/fast', Su19b was playing 'slow/fast/slow'. They made a style of hardcore that felt categorically different than their peers, accentuating different parts of the power violence style that other bands weren't touching on. And over the last 21 years, across an assortment of splits and their amazing first LP from 2015, they have continued to evolve and refine their style into something wholly unique and original. While still playing "power violence", they now sound much more akin to a Corrupted sense of sludge/doom metal, but with brief moments of bombastic blastbeats and raging thrash that act as explosive reliefs of tension, like a pipe bursting after too much filth at too hot a temperature is being churned through. Between the riffs and the effected vocals and the song construction, they sound downright fucking evil, menacing, pitch black in darkness. There's not another band in the game today that can evoke this feeling in me, I'm not sure there's another that even tries. (SPHC Records #102)

GOD'S AMERICA - The Undeserving 7"
My first experience with God's America was when they organized Sete Star Sept's gig in Las Vegas in 2012. They were rock solid, tight and powerful, and they were such lovely people, so they made an impression on me. Over the years, I've been lucky enough to watch them grow, develop their style and aesthetic, spend time touring with them, release their records, watching with excitement as they just continued to get better and better and attain more success for it. And in 2016 with their Merge With the Infinite LP, I think God's America fully realized their vision and hit a new level of quality. That record still ranks for me as one of the very best power violence/grindcore/fast hardcore records of the last few years, and upon hearing it I immediately called Andres and asked to do their next record. ...Which wound up taking some time to materialize, because of line-up changes. And it's with great excitement that we release the first proper recordings of the new line-up, kicking off the next chapter of God's America with 14 tracks of brutal power violence hardcore. Furious and fast-paced arrangements, crunchy guitars, heavy stick-in-the-mud bass, God's America now takes a turn towards a more conventional power violence style but retain their own sonic personality and aesthetic to ensure the highest caliber of raging. (SPHC Records #89)

NO BLUES - s/t 7"
Scott sent me the No Blues demo and I was a #1 fan immediately. Sometimes I'm reminded of Tenement, and sometimes Marked Men, but definitely with an overarching Tony Molina sense of arrangement and pacing in everything. A perfect power-pop style with a nice raw production, quick songs, unforgettable vocal melodies, tasteful guitar leads. Of course I immediately offered to do a record for them, and this is the first of several planned releases. Get in on the ground floor. (SPHC Records #101)

Active Minds are legends that shouldn't need an introduction. Their side is 2 tracks of political hardcore punk, a bit on the more 'metallic thrash' angle of Active Minds material, tackling the absurdity and hypocrisy of the religious conservatives that are the bane of American existence. They are one of my favorite bands ever and I'd do anything for them, including doing the legwork on a cooperatively released split 7". Los Rezios are a 00's crustcore band from Lima, Peru. While best known to me for their split 7" with Battle of Disarm (Japan), Los Rezios have been chugging along for a long time and have a pretty sizable discography of splits and albums. Their side is 2 tracks of rocking crustcore/metalpunk that fits nicely in-line with the rest of their discography. (SPHC Records #101.5)

EXTENDED HELL - Call Of The Void 7"
Second 7" from this ripping NYC hardcore band. Wild punk riffs in the vein of Totalitar played with the crust aggression of State of Fear. Artwork by the master Joe B. Released to coincide with their West Coast tour with Headsplitters. (Desolate Records #13)

LA URSS - Nuevo Testamento LP
After their last full length in 2015, Spain's La URSS is back with a new 10 song LP titled "Nuevo Testamento." It's not every band that can release three great albums, let alone FOUR. I've said this before, but La URSS continue to get better and better, honing their craft further, expanding on harmonies and different time signatures. They are able to switch flawlessly from chanted dirges to driving melodic punk at the drop of a dime. From a trance-inducing track to the wild and ripping "Confianza Racional en la Accion Dinamica," La URSS flex their musical chops like never before to the listener's enjoyment. The cover art is minimalist, an apparent comment on modern day's technological worship, for better or worse. Cracked and broken. If you know La URSS, you know they are a rare group that is amazing both live and recorded. If you don't, you need to remedy that and pick up "Nuevo Testamento" right away. (Todo Destruido #36)

I am stoked on this release as these are two of my favorite current bands going. Ausencia comes back right where they left off on the "Cuantas Vidas" 7". 3 new songs of catchy melodic punk with a hint Oi!. Narcoestado are back with their first release since the demo. Their sound on this is a little different, yet still in the same vein. Musically I think it's the same style with the vocals being less gruff. I think the songwriting has grown a lot and the lyrics on this are very heart felt. 2 new songs of catchy/dark punk. Art by Rafa Manrique/Limited to 500 copies. (Todo Destruido #34)

CRIATURAS - Ruido Antisocial 7"
New EP for 2017 from Texas hardcore punk band Criaturas. Since their last LP "Espiritu De Libertad", this is the only proper new material the band has released since 2013! Between their affiliated projects like Vaaska, Impalers, Kurrakä, and a ton of other killer bands, it's understandable why certain bands take a back seat. That said, "Ruido Antisocial" is an indication that when Criaturas decides to reassemble, they pump out consistent material that is instantly recognizable and full of undeniable character. The rhythm section is groovy and chaotic, but super "in the pocket" with thumping bass lines that launch the intros of songs. The standout element is the vocals, which on previous releases have had moments of straight up singing that is melodic and eerie, but are totally vicious and shredded throughout on this new EP. The guitars are rocked out with face-melting leads, but still have this dark, ominous sensibility. Glad to hear this band hasn't quietly decided to call it quits and are returning totally raging new material. (Todo Destruido #35)

DISKURZ - s/t 7"
Debut 7" from this Croatian band who play awesome singalong punkthat reminds me a lot of 80s Spanish greats Eskorbuto. Like that band, Diskurz blend simple, catchy riffs and vocals with melodic guitar leads and very aggressive playing to yield a product that combine all of the best elements of punk and HC. Another awesome product from what's becoming one of the best and most consistent labels around. (Todo Destruido #8)

SUDOR - Cuatro Canciones... 7"
Brand new 7" from one of my favorite bands on the world, Spain's Sudor! If you've talked to me about music in the past couple of years I've probably tried to shove their LP down your throat, and finally here's a domestic release that you can grab on the cheap to give them a sampling. These tracks were recorded at the same time as their first 7", and were originally intended for a compilation that never came out. Quality-wise, these are top-notch... in terms of sound, I still haven't really figured how to describe this band in an intriguing way. Simple riffs, strong Discharge inspiration, but with minimal distortion on the guitar and absolutely manic, frantic tempos but still insanely catchy. This is the sound of PUNK. (Todo Destruido #21)

Czech Republic grinding stalwarts team up with Sweden's pulverizing blur hounds on this slab commemorating their 2016 SE Asian Tour. (Nerve Altar Records #33)

Water Torture makes a return with one last transmission on a schizophrenic split LP with their current musical incarnation, Stimulant. One side spins at 33RPM and the other at 45RPM, two distinct voices spewed from the same scarred psyches. After experimental powerviolence bass pummelers Water Torture unceremoniously disbanded after releasing their first and only full length, 2014's "Pillbox" followed by a European tour, and an appearance at Maryland Deathfest with a scant shows along the East Coast, 2/3's of the crew bunkered down in Brooklyn to emerge in the form of Stimulant. A more twisted, paranoiac and uh, speedier version of their former selves, the Stimulant debut delved deeper into the psychoactive mind state of the current non-reality of the modern stage. Not quite finished with their former mission, both entities have endeavored in the dissociative form of a split release with themselves. (Nerve Altar Records #34)

BACKSLIDER - Death Residue 7"
Newest slab of Pain Rock from these long time Philly powerviolence stalwarts, their first release with Triac/Multicult drummer Jake Cregger. Huge riffs and production on these two ripping tracks pulverize eardrums and wipe that smirk off your stupid face. "Suffering PAIN unto the death, not that men might not suffer, but that their sufferings might be like RIFFS." (Nerve Altar Records #35)

RAMU - Glowing Civilization 7"
A frenzied barrage of jagged riffage and breakneck blasting from an international grindcore project featuring Mauro Cordoba's (Maruta) lithe technical riffing, the tormented shrieking of Dylan Walker (Full of Hell) and innovative Hungarian drummer Balázs Pándi (Merzbow, Keiji Haino). Unrestrained technical agility that flows effortlessly between nimble precision and organic abandon suffocating under an ominous curse of interminable cruelty. (Nerve Altar Records #36)

MASSACRE 68 - No Estamos Conformes! LP
Official reissue of this classic hc/punk album from Mexico. 15 songs of raw and aggressive hardcore punk with lyrics dealing with corrupt police, military, elections,corruption, support for political prisoners... The band members also played in Atoxxxico and Solucion Mortal, covered songs by Rattus and Olho Seco, so you know what sort of sound to expect. This is a classic Spanish language hardcore punk record, and probably the most influential punk record from Mexico. (Doomed To Existence Records #27)

MASSACRE 68 - El Muro LP
The album was recorded in an analog studio in Finland after Massacre 68 Euro tour in 2017. It contains 12 songs of urgent, political, pissed off hardcore punk with the lyrics talking about issues such as Syrian refugees, the US/Mexico border wall, corruption in Mexico, rampant distribution and use of drugs... El Muro (The Wall) is as relevant today as was the band's 1st album No Estamos Conformes! back in the late 1980's and early 1990's. (Doomed To Existence Records #26)

THE ESTRANGED - Static Thoughts LP
Portland post-punk act the Estranged recalls the early '80s heyday of challenging, intelligent bands such as the Wipers, Wire, and Mission of Burma. Their album STATIC THOUGHTS thrives on the taut-muscled tension to be heard in Joy Division's sinewy rhythms and squalls of guitar. "Don't They Know" rides a penetrating bass line into spidery guitar webs; "Exhibition" is a moody, downbeat ripper similar to recent material from Hot Snakes. With a tightrope-walking sense of balance plus a relentless beat, the Estranged are revitalizing three-chord punk songs and discovering new-found possibilities. (Sabotage Records #28)

REMNANTS - Accomplices Not Allies LP
Debut LP from San Francisco's REMNANTS, featuring members of PELIGRO SOCIAL and QUAALUDES. This is driving punk with classic sounds similar to THE DEFECTS and KRAUT. Politically charged lyrics and humor paint a portrait of living broke in a dying city. Look out for these guys as they continue to play around the Bay and tour the east coast for Varning Fest later this year. Co-released with En Tu Kara (Richmond, CA) and Dure Realite (Canada). (MMM Records #26)

Debut 12" from Canadian Punk Rockers DURS COEURS. Features members of Asile, Bastardator, Cauchemar. 7 tracks (including intro) of catchy as hell Punk that sits somewhere between PROXY, RIXE, CRUELLE SECTION and KILLING JOKE. Comes in shrink wrapped sleeve and contains double-sided lyric insert. Co-released with Dure Realite (Canada), Imminent Destruction (UK), Chaos Rural (Canada), Crucial Records (Canada), Rat Trap (Colombia), and Maloka (France). (MMM Records #27)

ESTRANGED - Frozen Fingers/World of Birds 7"
Newest release by Portland, OR post punk 3 piece the Estranged. Two "new" tracks recorded back in 2013 before their recent hiatus. This ep was scheduled to be released to coincide with their Australia/New Zealand tour in 2014 but for various reasons never came out. The first song, "Frozen Fingers" is a textured post-punk track with a constant ebb and flow like an upbeat version of something off a Nick Cave and the bad seeds or Echo and the Bunnymen album. With the climax coming via a farfisa lead that brings to mind some of the classic 60's garage bands. The heavy 60's rock influence continuing on the flip side with their cover of "World of Birds" by Dutch legends Q65. Their own take on this somber and depressing classic coming with some added distortion among other things that is guaranteed to give you chills. Finally back from their 3 year "break". This ep was released for their recent European tour (spring '18). (Black Water Records #66)

Two bands from Portlands post-punk scene come together on one piece of wax with 1 song a piece. Moody post-punk on both sides. Public Eye (Autistic Youth) Redacted Memories is the follow up to their debut LP. a sort of lo-fi electronic rhythm travelling through layers of fuzzed out and synthed up guitars. the dystopian sound is reminiscent of an 80's sci-fi soundtrack with the driving beat of early post-punk songs. The estranged side features the final song from their recording session of their self titled 3rd lp. The songwriting continuing to build into more of the 60's garage element while still retaining that early post-punk sound. The jangly rhythms and dark leads from the guitars coupled with the somber bass undertones and driving rhythm of the drums are staples of the estranged sound. "Sleepless" weaves seamlessly in and out of the dark and the light. Both tracks are just a teaser for what's next as both groups have plans for upcoming albums in 2018. (Black Water Records #67)

THE ESTRANGED - Subliminal Man LP
Since their last release, The ESTRANGED have dialed back the explicit aggression of their early singles a bit, and dialed up the textured, atmospheric, layered sounds of prime 80s deathrock/postpunk. A little less US influence, a little more UK... "The subliminal man" was painstakingly, impeccably recorded at Type Foundry Studios in Portland and features 8 new ones, a re-recording of "Statue in a room" (originally released as a split 7_ with Autistic Youth) and a rather stunning cover of The FLYS' 1978 classic "Love and a molotov cocktail". LP comes with download coupon. (Sabotage Records #60)

THE ESTRANGED - Type Foundry Session 1 LP
'Type Foundry Session I' is an LP collection of The Estranged's first recording sessions at Type Foundry Studios in Portland, OR, totalling eight songs, all released as 7_ tracks, most of which are now out of print. This record showcases the band's distinct style of omnimous, dark punk at their most raw and urgent, mixing The Cure, Wire, Joy Division and Christian Death and giving the end result a modern feel. LP includes MP3 download coupon. (Sabotage Records #62)

Formed in Portland, OR back in the summer of '06 by Mark Herman (vocals, guitar), Derek Willman (bass) and Keith Testerman (drums). After playing a handful of shows that summer/fall in their home of the pacific northwest they recorded their first session at the type foundry studios Portland. Resulting in 3 singles (self titled, sacred decay, entranced) along with a split 7" with Autistic Youth and a compilation track for a 7" in 2007. The session would later be issued on full length as the "Type Foundry Session 1" release (released in the u.s. by Dirtnap and Black Water records and in Japan by HG:Fact). Following this session they would release their debut LP "Static Thoughts" in 2008 on Dirtnap records in the U.S. and Sabotage in Europe. Supporting this release with a handful of tours including a full U.S. tour with friends, The Red Dons and a west coast tour with Spectres from Vancouver among others... Following these tours they would embark in a darker direction than the previous releases with their 2010 release titled "The Subliminal Man" (inspired by the story by J.G. Ballard). The songs took on a deeper and more complex sound incorporating more synths and experimental textures and sounds. In the summer of 2011 they made a 5 week tour of Europe in support of "The Subliminal Man". After their return from Europe they would begin writing/demoing more songs this time taking more time than in the past to create a more specific sound. The songs written during this 3 year period would be their best to date and would be appearing on their new Self-Titled album to be released in January 2014 by Dirtnap records and Sabotage Records. The Influences on their newest album ranging from the Echo & the Bunnymen/The Only Ones/These Immortal Souls to The Troggs/The Creation. Lyrically, on this new album The Estranged have more of an enduring angst ridden approach. Testifying to an account much more personal than in the past. Musically, they experiment with even more instruments/sounds, e.g., the use of a bow on guitar, feedback loops, piano, farfisa, backwards guitar, female back-up vocals, etc. As a result showing the bands continued maturity in their song writing and in the recording process. (Sabotage Records #61)

CHARACTER ACTOR (Jeff Schroeck - Vocals/Guitar; Evan Kiel - Bass; Brian Gorsegner - Drums) is the result of three old friends living in close proximity and entering fatherhood within a relatively short span of time. With Jeff's and Brian's bands (The Ergs!, Night Birds, Black Wine) in varying stages of hibernation, the two shared a much needed weekly escape to the garage to write some loud, fuzzy pop songs. Evan joined on bass, and the quintessential dad-rock project was born. Soon after, the band recorded, this, their 4-song debut, a 4 song EP. (Dirt Cult Records #116)

CHAIN WHIP - s/t 7"
Self-titled debut of 1980's style hardcore from members of Fashionism, Corner Boys, and Nervous Talk. Barking vocals, speed, sarcasm and spit. No thuggy knuckle-dragging - just speed, riffs and venom. Mystic Records would have given Chain Whipe a million buck adavnce, FFO: RPA, Subhumans (CAN), Career Suicide, and The FUs. (Dirt Cult Records #119)

SLAPSHOT - Greatest Hits, Slashes And Crosschecks LP with 7"
This is a real Best Of album by Boston's leading hardcore-machine (existing since 1985!), fully packed with 22 tracks, all newly recorded for this album with 2 exclusive tracks which were never released before on other albums! So you'll get over 50 minutes of pure, aggressive Oldschool Hardcore and this one will be released right before their European tour in June 2018. The newly designed booklet contains all lyrics and many photos of the band, their audience and fans! European release comes as an LP plus 7", limited to 500 copies. (Street Justice Records #8)

Fuck On The Beach: If you don't know what to expect here I can't really help, this is brutal, lightspeed clattering blasts, razorwire treble drenched guitar and whirling layered screaming at it's finest. Plenty of ear splitting distortion, feedback, mics peaking and everything way too loud in the best way. This is fun loving fastcore powervioelce from Japan which I'm pretty sure even has a 'clap-track' on the self titled outro track. Fucking excelent. This side of the split is primarily hyper fast d-beats with the odd blast thrown in, so is sonically the inverse of the Terlarang side. For fants of Japanese style everything faster and louder style grindviolence. Terlarang : Lo-fi to the point of incomprehensibility this side of the split goes even further down the slopes of treble-valley than Fuck On The Beach, sounding like the guitars are physically tearing the speaker cones from the amp and the rest of the band are trying frantically to hold them back in. Everything here is fast, no slow at all on this side. Maybe one or two slightly slower than lightspeed d-beat smashers floating about in there but this is really all about the pace. The fast as fuck and don't care nature is epitomised by the cats on the split cover and the last track basically sounding like black metal but being called 'Stop The Hate' in what seems to be a conscious rejection of the bullshit ideals of traditional NSBM. Nice. (Here And Now Records #57)

(restock) G.L.O.S.S. - Trans Day of Revenge 7"
European pressing - limited quantity. 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. (Sabotage Records #105.5)

(restock) CHURCHBURN - The Awaiting Coffins LP/CD
Members of VITAL REMAINS and GRIEF team up to form: Churchburn. Presenting their first full length recording, 5 songs plus one unlisted bonus track recorded between 2011-2014. A combination of atmospheric unrelenting heaviness with melody and songwriting skill. The tracks have the pace and aura of properly done doom, with black and death metal influences woven throughout. Layered vocals, guitar harmonies, memorable riffs, heavy percussion. A cohesive and bludgeoning piece of modern metal. Churchburn is the new musical collaboration between two of the undergrounds masters of misery: Dave Suzuki, best known for his mesmerizing guitar work and brutal drumming in Vital Remains and Ray McCaffrey, who carved out sonic drum patterns for Sin Of Angels and Grief. (Armageddon Shop Records #8

Descriptions for 6/23/18

S.H.I.T. - What Do You Stand For? LP with download
A brief but dense dose of simply hulking intense turmoil. Subtle terminology is trite, so to get to the point: S.H.I.T., the LP, blurs by in under twenty minutes of thrashing hardcore gristle. Gone are the tell-tale training wheels of delayed vocals and endless layers of feedback, here now are the tighter louder songs we'd hoped S.H.I.T. would write. A piercing musical rallying cry for the listless and ever approaching bulldoze march of the future, wrapped in cellophane transfers of melted early hardcore and the best of the last decade's fresh take on simplicity and power. What Do You Stand For? comes on 150gr vinyl housed in a 24 pt reverse board jacket designed by legendary hc punk outsider and former S.H.I.T. designer, Jaybo. The intricately illustrated hellish image was produced with bleach onto a massive bedsheet, though the entire package is wrapped in a self censored slip cover, seemingly in the service of protecting the purchaser's dignity. Additional design by Ryan Tong. Also comes with lyric insert and download card. (Iron Lung Records #120)

Since John Coltrane and Rashied Ali created "Interstellar Space" with only sax and percussion, opening through this limited line-up new realms of expression, often raw, hard, yet incredibly direct and open, many have seen the opportunities it offered and followed their example. Playing in a trio format is for many already a tough task, but relinquishing the typical role of the bass as melodic and rhythmic anchor point, offers a total freedom of interaction, but it's like poetry without rhyme, there is no comfort zone to fall back into, no safe haven, no safety net, it's swim or drown. Without technical mastery, creativity and close listening skills, it's hard to create anything meaningful at all. Steve and Ravi are indeed true masters of the hive minded sonic attack. Swirling madness and whispered genius. I've seen it live and I can attest, it is incredible. Like the other singles in series 3, there are 300 copies on black vinyl with hand stamped labels housed in a hand stamped j-card sleeve. A one-time pressing. (Iron Lung Records #119)

FRKSE - Denigration Rapture 7"
A masterful amalgamation of sinister tape loops and unsettling industrial clangs makes 'Denigration Rapture' a hypnotic conflagration replete with pulsing Kraut drones, sampled vocal/musical textures and crunchy power electronics. You can feel the unnatural barbs of the dark forces sinking in while they slowly lull you down to depths and hold you there forever. Drown in this glory. Like the other singles in series 3, there are 300 copies on black vinyl with hand stamped labels housed in a hand stamped j-card sleeve. A one-time pressing. (Iron Lung Records #116)

SECT PIG - Crooked Backs CD
Violent and repetitious, frenzied and hallucinatory. Sect Pig's sound on this album is disorienting and extreme. Precision guitar attacks and tumultuous percussive abuse characterize the band's instrumental approach. Sect Pig utilize delay and other effects with intention, augmenting the tracks to add dimension and foster confusion. "Crooked Backs" displays a greater degree of compositional nuance than its predecessors, with unanticipated riffs, temporal shifts, and eccentric effects and sounds embedded within the tracks. "Crooked Backs" is the most cohesive of the three Sect Pig albums, but it also draws together the band's entire body of work and confirms patterns in the band's approach, with each album clocking in at under 20 minutes and featuring similarly stylized two-tone artwork. (Nuclear War Now Records #381 CD)

MORTUOUS - Through Wilderness LP/CD/cassette
MORTUOUS is a Death Metal band hailing from San Jose, California that features current and former members of Exhumed, Necrot, and Vastum. Their debut full-length album, Through Wilderness, was captured at Earhammer Studios with Greg Wilkinson(Brainoil, Vastum, Necrot, etc.) and boasts eight punishing tracks that pay their respects to the likes of My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost, Rottrevore, and Disembowelment. The album includes guest appearances by Chris Reifert and Danny Coralles of Autopsy, Derrel Houdashelt, formerly of Exhumed, and Teresa Wallace of Dreaming Dead and comes swathed in the cover art of Marald Van Haasteren (Bolt Thrower, Baroness, Necrot). LP packaged in a Gatefold jacket with Velvet Gold Foil-Stamped logo. Download Card Included. Split release with Tankcrimes. (Tankcrimes Records #110/Carbonized Records #1)

SIMPLY SAUCER - She's A Dog 7"
Formed in 1973 in the east end of Hamilton, Ontario SIMPLY SAUCER crafted a distinct sound that combined kraut rock, prog rock, psychedelia and a heavy dose of power to create their unique proto-punk sound. By the time punk exploded, SIMPLY SAUCER had once again shapeshifted to include toe tapping pop melodies while maintaining that hard driving beat. Released 40 years ago, Schizophrenic Records is pleased to reissue a Limited Edition of She's A Dog\I Can Change My Mind 45 originally released via Pig Records, which was a NME single of the week in 1978. The 7 inch contains 12 page booklet and many never before seen photos. (Schizophrenic Records #93)

HAEMORRHAGE - Haematology Pt. 2 LPx2
European Goregrind Masters HAEMORRHAGE returns with the second part from the Vinyl History "Haematology". The 2x LP collection includes the tracks from the split LP with IMPALED and DEAD, plus the material from the Split EP's with EMBALMING THEATRE and DEAD INFECTION. The second LP contains the tracks from split 10" with DISGORGE and GRUESOME STUFF RELISH, the material from the Split EP with GUTALX and the rare tracks from the "Amputated Protocol 7" EP. The material is new mastered from Luisma himself. Design and Layout done by SICK66 Graphix. The whole pressing are 500 copies. (Power It Up Records #177)

BRUTAL TRUTH - Goodbye Cruel World LPx3
NYC's purveyors of organized chaos Brutal Truth the ultimate grindcore kings of the 90's. After twelve years of its original release, this long time sold out recordings will never be forgotten. So now, on its first time appearance on vinyl, this will match everything: pressed on three 12" records on 180 gram heavy black vinyl, boxed in a 350 gram heavy double fold out cover. With completely new cover and layout design done by Luis Sendon. This album has a different running order and two songs which not released on the CD-version. (Power It Up/Apathetic View Productions #15)

AGATHOCLES - Razor Sharp Daggers LPx2
Belgium Cult Mincecore heroes AGATHOCLES with their cult album from 1995 first time repressed on vinyl. The first edition came out on SOA Records but only as single LP.The double comes on 2x180 gram heavy black vinyl in thick fold out cover. The first LP comes with the studiotacks from the original album, recorded and mixed in May 1995 and July 1995 at the Soundshape-studios, in Arendonk, Belgium. The Second LP contains the following material from the tracks from "Back to 1987" 7", the tracks from the split 7" with Rot, ", the tracks from the split 7" with Carcass Grinder and the material from the split 7" with Plastic Grave. These songs were recorded and mixed on 17th and 18th December 1994 at the Soundshape-studios, in Arendonk, Belgium. (Power It Up/Apathetic View Productions #19)

AGATHOCLES - Theatric Symbolisation Of Life LPx2
Debüt album repress from Belgium Mince Core Heroes AGATHOCLES. Highly reasonable grindcore with an unartistic ethic, this release still remains some of the most resoundingly apt music ever created in this style. Preachy politically correct lyrics accompany music that is at times both ludicrously righteous and amateur, the sound sustaining the ranting. Don't count this as anything other than leftist propaganda with a human edge. Re-press with bonustrack - limited edition to 400 copies in 180 gram black double vinyl with gatefold cover. Tracks 1-9 were recorded on 2nd, 9th and 23 November 1991 at Nightingale Studios in Antwerp, Belgium. Tracks 10-16 are taken from the AG/Riek Boois 7" EP, recorded at FNAFF Studios in Dessel, Belgium on 13th August 1988. Tracks 17-19 are taken from the AG/V.N.A. 7" EP, recorded at Nightingale Studios in Antwerp, Belgium on 10th February 1990. Tracks 20-21 are taken from the "If This Is Cruel" 7" EP, recorded at Nightingale Studios in Antwerp, Belgium on 14th August 1989 and 10th February 1990. Tracks 22-26 are taken from the "Fascination Of Mutilation" Live 7" EP, recorded live in Aalst, Belgium on 3rd June 1989. Track 27 is taken from the AG/Smegma 7" EP, recorded live in Aalst, Belgium on 28th October 1990. Tracks 28-29 are taken from the AG/Blood 7" EP recorded live in Aalst, Belgium on 28th October 1990. (Power It Up/Apathetic View Productions #22)

DEAD - Hardnaked But Dead LP
DEAD are back! With more energy, intensity, brutality and morbidity than ever before. Disgusting, emotional and sawing guitars meets blast-beats, heavy grooves and puking vocals. The best album since their re-union and a guaranteed death metal milestone. 10 destroying trax for friends of good old Pungent Stench, Autopsy, Incantation etc.Attention guys, since almost 15 years they have nothing to do with boring porngrind ! This is fukken, mangy death metal in a high level !! Limited to only 400 copies great gatefold cover!!! (Power It Up/Apathetic View Productions #18)

BLOOD DUSTER - s/t LP picture disc
Australia's own Blood Duster, the debute LP official sold out since 10 years, the most rocking grind album of the band is back on track. First time available on picture vinyl. No topic was sacred as the boys attacked girls, punks, vegetarians, hippies, the record industry and even Relapse. Their spot-on balance of groove to grind in their masculine musical posturing makes their first out put a mandatory, myopic masterpiece. Blasts of black humor and blastbeatboogiegrindingrockyafuck! Limited on nice picture vinyl, comes with an extra A3 inlay. (Power It Up/Apathetic View Productions #3)

GRONIBARD - We Are French, Fuck You LP
Groovey + retarded goregrind from France. These guys are the masters, only 2nd to Birdflesh when it comes to awesome grind with nonsense lyrics. The second LP from this French outfit comes in 180 gram heavy black wax, limited to 400 hand numbered copies (with black numbers), boxed in a nice special designed fold out cover artwork. (Power It Up/Apathetic View Productions #14)

The French masters of goregrind Gronibard exploded like a grenade at the face of the unsuspecting grind scene with its silly humour, but most of all with its catchy riffing and song-writing and the addition of brilliant drumming by Gilles Delecroix (ex-Aborted, ex-Scarve...) 180 gram heavy black wax, limited to 400 handnumbered copies (with black numbers), boxed in a nice special designed fold out coverartwork. (Power It Up/Apathetic View Productions #11)

NECROMORPH - Under The Flag LP
So, but now full speed ahead. The Blast Division NECROMORPH is getting ready for the next attack! The new album '' Under The Flag '' is released on the drooling Grind pack. NECROMORPH from Berlin, over 20 years of living Grindcore in the old tradition of ROTTEN SOUND, GENERAL SURGERY, NASUM & REGURGITATE. After 5 years of waiting, there is no turning back.15 hot songs are at the start and the band has tricked everything in this acoustic outbreak of violence. In the 30 minutes, they not only combine good old Swedish Death Metal or Grindcore with maximum speed and extremely groovy riffing, but the five guys go on their chosen path and also incorporate more progressive elements in the intelligent song structures, so the '' Under The Flag '' at no time degenerates to one-sided bill orgy. All this is mixed together to an energetic mixture of the various types of extreme Musi(c)k and garnished with partly German texts. So turn your eyes and ears to this vociferous argument and secure it now. (Power It Up/Apathetic View Productions #21)

MASTIC SCUM release their third full-length album. Do you have to say much more about that? Traditionally, the new longplayer also hears a four-letter title. After all, never was a MASTIC SCUM title more than a letter longer. Musically, it continues where they left off with Scars. Thicker, but rarely uncompromisingly faster Death / Grindcore with a high groove factor. In fact, the groove level on Mind has been raised quite a bit. Many of the songs are even pretty catchy or take place at a high mid-tempo. This is the weak point of such a concept and it is also the weak point with which the mind struggles. In the last third of the band it's just hard to score with the songs and you get the feeling that the guys are repeating themselves. At NAPALM DEATH, I would call it the Inside the Torn Apart syndrome. The crisp songs are top-produced, rarely longer than they should be and invite you to moshing without losing sight of the fun. Great thing! The LP now comes on 180 gram black vinyl and is packed in a thick noble gatefold cover. (Power It Up/Apathetic View Productions #02)

SQUASH BOWELS - Grindcoholism LP
Polish goregrind butchers are back with their 6th full length and brand new album "Grindcoholism". Recorded at world famous Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland, "Grindcoholism" features 14 hyper fast, unrelenting grindcore songs filled with old school sound and fueled by gore approach. The Polish trio doesn't fuck around and brings you one of their best releases to date. Once you hear it you will be addicted to grind and become die-hard Grindcoholic!!! Limited edition of 241 hand-numbered copies on 180 gram red and black vinyl in a gatefold sleeve. (Power It Up/Apathetic View Productions #20)

THE LANDLORDS - Hey! It's A Teenage House Party! LP
The 1984 debut LP from The Landlords has long remained a cult favorite amongst punk+hardcore collectors and those local to the band's hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia. Formed in the Fall of 1983 through a chance encounter at WTJU, the University of Virginia's college radio station, The Landlords soon began practicing in the upper floor duplex apartment of bassist Eddie Jetlag, pissing off the landlord who lived downstairs, and thus earning their name. The Landlords' first show came only a couple of months later at the Plum's Lounge talent show, where the power was cut in the middle of their third song. Soon after, The Landlords became acquainted with the local punk scene in Charlottesville, playing frequently with Lackey Die and Beef People, and regional acts like Death Piggy and Scream. In March 1984, The Landlords headed up to Inner Ear Studios to record their debut LP with Don Zientara. Hey! It's A Teenage House Party! was released later that year on the band's own Catch Trout imprint. While the 21 song LP bears the same vibrant production as early DC hardcore releases, The Landlords' style and approach remains unique to this day. While a firmly-rooted hardcore punk record of the 1980's, tracks like "Nuns In Black Leather" (featuring guest vocals from Dave Smalley of D.Y.S. !), "Termination", and "Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God" hint at the dirgier, noise rock influenced direction the band would later move towards. Singer John Beers and guitarist Charlie Kramer would later go on to found the epic experimental duo, Happy Flowers. Hey! It's A Teenage House Party! has been remastered from the original reels for this reissue, limited to 400 copies. Packaged with a 12 page booklet featuring liner notes, never before seen photos of the band recording the album, and a spread of flyers + zine clippings, plus a digital download that includes 17 bonus tracks recorded just prior to the LP, a few of which never were re-recorded. A definitive edition of this highly underrated and essential document of early American hardcore punk. (Feel It Records #12)

INSINUATIONS - Prompt Critical 7"
Formed in 1979, the Insinuations existed entirely on the fringes of the early Richmond punk scene. The band evolved out of a wild, politically-charged act, known as the I Remember Reality Revue - a two-man live performance that fringed between cabaret stage tradition and Fugs-esque satire. Following that, guitarist and vocalist W.R. Draper kept things moving, forming Insinuations with Linda Firmin, her partner Lynn Abbott on drums, and bassist Paul Lipscombe. The group did not last long, playing perhaps a dozen shows, and recording only two songs before disbanding. However, what the Insinuations left behind is quite unheralded and unique, even to this day. Released in 1980, "Prompt Critical" - an arty, schizoid punk blast with lyrics inspired by the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor failure of 1979, hits hard - delivering with a loose, oddball amount of character...perhaps in some parallel universe where Captain Beefheart and Pere Ubu coexist. Draper's deranged vocal delivery and wah-washed guitar lines are some of the era's best, standing tall amid a serious field of contending KBD/Bloodstains-comped hits. "(My Head Is Made Of) U.S. Muscle" is a highly worthy flip, every bit as odd and memorable. Originally pressed in a criminally obscure edition of 100 copies (!), with a picture sleeve simply marked, "Radiation Hazard", this authorized reissue has been sourced from one of only a handful of remaining originals. Limited edition of 400 copies, packaged in a printed dust sleeve with the addition of an insert featuring liner notes from band leader W.R. Draper plus a digital download code. A fine specimen of early 80's American punk, finally widely available after toiling in regional obscurity for nearly forty years! (Feel It Records #19)

BODY VOID - I Live Inside A Burning House LPx2
Coming off of their debut release "Ruins", Body Void returned to Earhammer Studios, again under the watchful ear of Greg Wilkinson, over the course of seven months in the year 2017 and submitted to tape almost a hour of painful sludge and wretched doom to welcome the year of 2018. Continuing in the same style as fellow label mates Primitive Man and Keeper, as well as genre-defining bands like Khanate, while grounded in the same harsh sludge sonic pallet as "Ruins", on "I Live Inside A Burning House" the band sought to create a much darker, heavier, and more substantial release, expanding on their sound in almost all aspects. From the genre-bending cinematic opener "Haunted" to the cacophonous nightmare of "Phantom Limb" to the tortuous drone of "Given." Lyrically ILIABH seeks to explore queer identity, mental illness, and how they impact the push-pull relationship between material and immaterial existence. Recorded and mixed by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios between April and October 2017. Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. Artwork by Muhamad Ikbalarinfin Suradi. Digital download included. (Crown of Thorns Records #21)

WARFUCK - This Was Supposed To Be Fun LP
Warfuck is a power duo grindcore band based in Lyon (France) with members of Lovgun, ex-Obnoxious, ex-Rising Terror - basically influenced by the grindcore scene like Pig Destroyer, Magrudergrind, Rotten Sound, Insect Wafare - touring like maniacs around the world since 2012 (Japan, Mexico, Turkey, Europe...), taking dishes out unrelenting, hi-speed blast-beats, intense hardcore breakdowns tight, sick drumming and weird, dissonant riffs. For their third album, the band has brought their music to the next level and released their strongest work to date with THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FUN, recorded and mixed by Serge Spiga at The Clockwork (live sound engineer for Conan, Electric Wizard, Cephalic Carnage...), mastered by Dan Swano at Unisound AB (Nasum, Bloodbath, Millencolin, Dark funeral...) with artwork direction by the tortured soul of Hugo Charpentier (Mauvaise Foi Edition). Include a 6 pages booklet (21 x 21cm with lyrics, picture & artwork), a download code, a sticker and all together packed in a 300gr mat varnish cover. This mammoth record, including 15 songs in 23 min, features their strongest songwriting to date. (Lixiviat Records #1)

LEDGE - Year One LP
Hailing from Chicago, IL Ledge play brutal and ugly sludgecore with elements of punk and doom. Ledge is the solo sludge / doom project of John Hoffman of Weekend Nachos/Spine. This 12" compiles the long sold out demo (originally released on Bad Teeth Records run 2016) and a track from their split with fellow Chicago doom kings Disrotted (releases on Deep Six). Definitely for fans of classic sludge bands Grief and Eyehategod as well as fans of heavy hardcore like Weekend Nachos. (Feast of Tentacles Records #40)

A negative, cold and heavy split of crippling sludge-drenched hardcore from these two bands. Disrotted hail from Chicago, IL and contain members of Sick/Tired and KungFu Rick and bring a punishing and miserable round of noisey chaos. Moloch from the UK follow up their split LP with Cloud Rat with some brutal, nasty and downtrodden sludge. Comes in DIY hand screened Kraft sleeves. (Feast of Tentacles Records #36)

BACKSLIDER - Motherfucker LP
A sonic eruption of full length brutality from Philadelphia's Backslider. Encapsulating the last 15 years of extreme musical devastation in one album, Backslider has drawn on their hardcore influences and expanded their doom-laden attack to unleash a hell storm of massive musical terror. Combining the blasting mayhem of early power violence (think Man Is The Bastard and Crossed Out) with the bludgeoning power doom of Eyehategod. (ltd white vinyl). (Feast of Tentacles Records #34)

UNYIELDING LOVE - The Sweat Of Augury LP
Savage and ruinous noisegrind from Belfast, Northern Ireland. A firestorm of swarming hatred that can not be stopped. Unyielding Love create some intense noisy, technical grindcore complete with unpredictable twists and turns, and abstract, despondent lyrics. This is aural punishment for fans of Full of Hell, Insect Warfare and Merzbow. (Feast of Tentacles Records #39)

Last Days Of Humanity back with unreleased tracks recorded in 2006 and mastered with vocals in 2014, the job was done especially for this split so this is the first release after their highly aclaimed last full lenght ''Putrefaction In Progress'', recorded with the same line-up! 6 tracks of pure Gore Grind devastation with hyper fast blast pounding guitars and sick vocals! Very active in the undergound, Dutch Grind Core band Fubar are giving us again something special in their very own style! Their part is five tracks recorded last year for this split! All together comes in rare nine inch vinyl edition, Limited to 500 copies! (Haunted Hotel Records #99)

MALIGNANCY - Malignant Future 7"
Finally available on vinyl Clocking in at just over 10 minutes, Malignant Future packs a shitload of killer ideas into a compact and decimating framework. As usual, their music outclasses the majority of their peers, while offering a subtle twist on their tried-and-true sound. One of the most untouchable bands out there right now. (Haunted Hotel Records #94)

PULMONARY FIBROSIS - Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis LP
Finally available on vinyl! Absolutely relentless and HEAVY goregrind from France. About to tour East coast usa and canada. Punishing and so over the top heavy..... a complete bulldozer of a release. FFO Dead Infection and Mortician! (Haunted Hotel Records #97)

WOJCZECH - Regret, Repeat LP/CD
Blasting through 11 tracks in 20 minutes this is the 4th full length of germanys notorious speed command. clocking in about the perfect length for a grindcore rager put on 45 rpm vinyl all is here: technical execution of 90ies Morrisound grind (Assück), straight forward full throttle thrash blast (Repulsion), dissonant tritonus chord progressions (Discordance Axis), serious mindfuck twist (Rorschach) as well as out of control mosh breakdown power violence worship! grind core is not a commodity here, lyrics address to the point, well -you would hate to know! cover illustration by robert hochstaedter mastering by Valerio Fisik (Hombre lobo studio roma). (Haunted Hotel Records #97)

MAJESTY - Bestial Vomit + Demo II CD
1987, Los Angeles Death Metal at its rawest and darkest stage! MAJESTY was one of the earliest bands to feature Oscar Garcia(Terrorizer, Nausea), Carlos "Cosmo" Reveles (Terrorizer, Nausea) and Eric Castro (Nausea), basically it was the embryonic nightmare of what later bursted into LA's most feared Grindcore unit: NAUSEA. Their cult demotape "Bestial Vomit" was hunted as a rare treasure among collectors and tape trading maniacs. Here you finally get it mastered from a copy coming directly from the band's archives, with the addition of another session recorded few months later and posthumously considered their Demo #2 (by now only circulated via bad quality bootlegs). And there's more, we also added a jam session featuring Majesty and Terrorizer together playing a Napalm Death cover + 1 extra track. In short this is the first official MAJESTY discography and by far the best sounding and most complete one. (Haunted Hotel Records #93)

MASSGRAVE - The Absurdity Of Humanity CD
After a massive delay at the pressing plant , the new MASSGRAVE CD is finally available. Vancouver's MASSGRAVE have been churning out top notch crust grind for 15 years now. While most bands fizzle out by now, MASSGRAVE just turn it up a notch. This is their best, fastest , and most pissed brutal work up to date. Track after track there's this mounting disgust and hatred that never feels like it gets extinguished. Comes with a full printed inner sleeve with lyrics and a HUGE fold out poster. (Haunted Hotel Records #89 CD)

500 copies on Black with Silk Screened inserts. 9 song debut album after a stunning 7" and Demo on SABOTAGE records. Well, Cold Leather sound like neither. In fact, they probably sound as if no punk band had existed from '74 on. They play those tasty classic rock type riffs with a groovy rhythm section and have the same sexy teenage urgency that you feel when you listen to The Runaways. It's like they were punks before there was punk - and I don't mean power-pop. I'm thinking about that period of time when rock was dangerous and sexual and it wasn't necessary to differentiate it from all the commercial bands' bullshit. And believe me, if Cold Leather have one fault, is that the short duration of their single and demo leaves us wanting more. For a whole lot more. (Adagio 830 Records #162)

The third album from Scottish post-hardcore trio Carson Wells, out 15 June 2018 via Barely Regal Records and Black Lake Records in the UK, as well as European labels Adagio830 and Discos Finu, in Berlin and Madrid respectively. It will be available on 12" vinyl and as a digital download. All artwork was created by Andy Hemming. From their roots in mathy screamo, to their intricate and brooding sophomore LP, Tread A Northern Path, Carson Wells has evolved considerably during their near decade as a band. No Relic continues to push their music in new directions, as arguably their most surprising release to date. At 6-songs, certain authorities might consider it too short for the 'long-play' tag, yet, at thirty minutes it outruns their debut album, the nine track 'Wonderkid'. The sprawling compositions on 'No Relic' stand as a testament to the expanded horizons of the trio's songwriting - switching effortlessly from blistering, scrappy sections that hark back to the band's early output, to expansive, hypnotic passages. (Adagio 830 Records #158)

GHOST BAG & TINE FETZ - s/t LP + Comic
'Ghost Bag & Tine Fetz' is the outcome of a long distance correspondence between Netherlands based musician Nick Jongen and Berlin based illustrator / comic artist Tine Fetz. "What started as the loose concept of "Tine draws, then Nick records" turned into an artistic and personal dialogue that neither of us saw coming. It took two intense months to shape this project, sharing secrets and getting closer along the way. Drawing and recording every free minute we had, 'Ghost Bag & Tine Fetz' became the narrative of our fever dream." All illustrations were made by Tine in Berlin, Germany and Pafos, Cyprus. All audio was recorded and mixed in Nick's bedroom in Maastricht, Netherlands, except for the field recording on 'At The Movies', which was made at Rockaway Beach, NY, USA. Mastered by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden studio in San Francisco, USA. This project will be released as a gatefold LP & 40 page riso printed A4 zine. The LP holds all the home recordings & the zine contains all illustrations and lyrics. Nick is also in bands Sleep Kit, Baby Galaxy, and I Am Oak. This is the first release as Ghost Bag. Tine published a book called 'This Is Not Uganda' (Jaja Verlag) and has a weekly cartoon in German newspaper Jungle World. (Adagio 830 Records #159)

RADIUM GRRRLS - Pro Choice 7"
Swedish squad Radium Grrrls, featuring members of Totem Skin and Livet Som Insats, bring their intense brand of hardcore punk on their debut 7" "Pro Choice": one brimming with powerviolence outbursts, infused with the attitude of the riot grrrl movement and haunted by the righteous personal and political rage of the Radium Girls in songs like "Pro Choice" and "Grrrls Like Us". (Adagio 830 Records #156)

WILD HUNT - Afterdreams Of The Reveller CD
Featuring members of VOID OMNIA and DISPIRIT. Afterdream Of The Reveller is a unique sonic journey, taking you across mythical landscapes and forcing you to embrace the bleak unrealities of the black metal soundworld. Adventurous, titanic and filled to the brim with all sorts of interesting musical ideas this album is a thrilling journey. There is something punishingly perfect about "Wild Hunt," their massive sounds and transcendent blasts of nihilistic black metal feed into something greater. With doom metal fringes filling out ritualistic blasphemy it's hard not to fall in love. (Vendetta Records #152)

MODERN LIFE IS WAR - Tribulation Worksongs Vol. 1 7"
"Tribulation Worksongs" is a series of releases from Modern Life Is War, recorded by Luke Tweedy at Flat Black Studios and mixed by Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studio. Aiming to be as hand-built as possible, the lyrics/credits of each song were typed by vocalist/lyricist Jeff Eaton on his antique typewriter. These were later hand stamped on the front and back covers by artist Jacob Bannon, making each cover totally unique. (Deathwish Records #201)

RE VOLTS - Wages/Earth Trembles 7" (Color Vinyl)
Bay Area, CA, local favorites Re-Volts are back with two brand new tracks. To date, Re-Volts' only release was the self-titled 10" EP (Pirates Press Records, 2007). The songwriting and sheer musical talent on that beloved EP allowed Spike (Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, Swingin' Utters, Uke Hunt) and Jack (One Man Army, Dead To Me, Toyguitar) to send this music far and wide, quickly. These two new screamers are sure to curb the appetite for many fans, who have been desperately aching for more songs. (Pirates Press Records #184)

(restock) SIMPLY SAUCER - Baby Nova LP
Proto punk legends SIMPLY SAUCER landed in Detroit during the summer of 2011 to record five classic tracks with some very special guests for the new Baby Nova 12" EP. Taking it's name from a song originally destined to be on Cyborgs Revisited this EP will premiere the first ever studio versions of these five classic SIMPLY SAUCER songs recorded in Detroit MI at Jim Diamond's Ghetto Recorders studio, and produced by Jeff Meier (Detroit Cobras and Rocket 455).The use of vintage analogue recording equipment in this session allowed SIMPLY SAUCER to return to the immediacy of their own raw edgy roots in a city that had influenced the formation and early direction of the band. For more about the band visit: (Schizophrenic Records #79)

(restock) COLD LEATHER - Past Remedy 7"
After that fresh demo comes the first seven inch from these Berlin punkers. Catchy stuff, I tell you. If late 1970's L.A. Dangerhouse rockers took a trip in a timemachine and just landed in 1981 rainy Britain and form a band comes in a screen printed cover. People from Bombenalar, Cult Values, etc. (Sabotage Records #111)

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

(restock) SEVEN DAYS OF SAMSARA - Discography 1998 - 2018 LPx2
The complete recordings of Seven Days of Samsara all recently remastered by Will Killingsworth (Orchid, Ampere) at Dead Air Studios. 22 songs in total compiling all of their previous releases including their splits with Akarso, Cobra Kai, Destroyer & Since By Man along with their "Fuck Work" & "Live on WNYU" eps plus their debut CD, "A Reason to Sing" which is on vinyl for the first time. This collection also contains the first proper release of the song, "The Instrumental," which was the final studio recording for the band. Musically, Seven Days played a mixture of heavy, metallic hardcore and emotional screamo, falling somewhere between Converge and Orchid. This 2xLP comes on various colors of vinyl and is packaged with a 20 page booklet with a screen printed cover, a 18" x 24" poster and a download code. Members of Kungfu Rick, Get Rad, Bosio, Herds & High on Crime. FFO: You & I, early Cave In, Forstella Ford and Converge. Limited to 300 copies. (Seven Days of Samsara Records #1)

XXX - LPx2 compilation (Scene Support version with EDGE: PERSPECTIVES ON DRUG FREE CULTURE DVD)
The Scene Support version comes with spine wrap, insert and a bonus copy of the Edge: Perspectives on Drug Free Culture. For better or worse, some ideas are poisonous. Featuring: Monster X, Portraits of Past, Policy of 3, Groundwork, Pogrom, Threadbare, Shatter The Myth, Endeavor, None Left Standing, Trees Without Leaves, Prozac Memory, Via, Well Away, and Frail. The XXX compilation comes with a 24 page booklet, a full sized poster, and stickers. (Ebullition #24)

SAWPIT - 7" (Scene Support version)
Scene Support version has new limited cover. Limited to 30 copies. Sawpit was a melodic '90s hardcore band out of Japan. (Ebullition #35.5)

ORCHID - Dance Tonight!! 10" (Scene Support Version)
This special Scene Support version comes with a random bonus Ebullition LP compilation (either the Illiterate, Amnesia, or HeartattaCk compilation). 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. On yellow and black 50/50 colored vinyl. (Ebullition #46)

BLASTING CONCEPT - Sloth Rocket LP (Scene Support 2016 version)
Influenced by Blast, SST, RKL, and Annihilation Time, Blasting Concept expertly melds '70s rock with early '80s SoCal hardcore. Goleta, Santa Barbara, and Ventura have a long history of this sort of ear damage... there is a reason that these cities produced RKL, Annihilation Time, Rat Pack, and Blasting Concept. The only odd thing is that Blasting Concept is releasing an LP on Ebullition Records, which doesn't normally release such rock influenced records, however, Jeff Capra, one of Blasting Concept's two guitarists, was also in Manumission which Ebullition released over 20 years ago. Jeff has actually been in a million hardcore bands over the last 25 years... Like It Or Not, Manumission, Holier Than Thou?, Become, Broken Needle, Embassy, Ochre, Surprise Vacation, and probably a few others as well. When guitarist Calvin (formerly of Bone Explosion) started Blasting Concept back in 2009 he was heavily influenced by Blast, but over the years the band has become more and more influenced by '70s rock while still retaining those original Blast influences. Blasting Concept has previously released an LP and a 7" on It's Alive, which are both sold out at this point. Blasting Concept is also featured in the June issue of Thrasher skate magazine! (Ebullition Records #61.5)

SPITBOY - Rasana 7" (Scene Support 2016 version)
While renovating Ebullition last year we found several hundred Spitboy 7" vinyl that we didn't know we had. These are part of the original pressing from the mid 1990s. We had to make new covers for them, but the vinyl itself is 20 years old! Spitboy was an amazing band from the San Francisco, CA area that consisted of four women. They played powerful political hardcore that was of course influenced by the fact that they were all women living in a male dominated world. "Rasana" was the first release featuring Dominique on bass. There are three tracks on this 7". Scene Support version comes with limited cover. (Ebullition Records #22)

JOHN HENRY WEST - Door Bolted Shut LP with CD (Scene Support 2016 version)
Scene Support version is hand numbered and includes a silk screened plastic dust sleeve, and a Scene Support spine wrap. In the works for what seems like an eternity, Ebullition finally brings the John Henry West discography into existence. John Henry West played 50 shows between the fall of 1992 and the late summer of 1993. Side A of the LP features the 4 tracks from their 7" on Gravity Records, and side B features their songs from the "3/12/93" compilation and "A History of Compassion and Justice?" compilation LP, as well as 2 previously unreleased songs. The bonus CD features the original 6 song demo, their final live show at the Gilman (7 tracks), and a live set that they played on WUSB Radio in July of 1993 (9 tracks). The LP comes with a CD sized booklet with lyrics and photos. John Henry West were members of other great bands such as Fuel, Navio Forge, Bread & Circuits, Sawhorse, Torches To Rome, Sixteen Bullets, End of The Line, and plenty more! (Ebullition Records #60)

(restock) ORCHID - Totality LP
The complete 1998 - 2002 singles collection finally available on LP! Twentyfour songs remastered from the original recordings, including the self-titled 7", five split releases, three compilation tracks and one unreleased song. Vinyl includes a 20 page, full color, 7" x 7" booklet, and download code. (Clean Plate Records #38)

(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)

(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)