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Featuring members of Los Crudos, Sin Orden, Rat Bastards and Chronic Seizure, Chicago's KONTAMINAT is the latest addition to the Midwest's amazing history of abrasive, no-bullshit hardcore. Five well-crafted hardcore songs that pack power and rapid-fire energy with a catchy edge. Great shit! 500 red vinyl in handmade sleeves on velum stock. (Lengua Armada Records #76)

ALERTA ROJA - Algo Esta Cambiando...Y Muy Violentamente LP
Argentinean punk recordings from the years 1982-1986. ALERTA ROJA existed and survived under the nose of a violent and oppressive military dictatorship. The band played gigs in Buenos Aires in the early '80s, giving a voice to a generation of angry Latin American youth. After so many years, these seventeen tracks are finally getting a proper vinyl release under the name "Something Is Changing...And Very Violently." Alerta Roja's influences pulled from music that managed to cross the ocean and fall into the hands of its members - one might hear The Clash, Pistols, or Wire seeping from the groves, but don't be surprised if you get a small dose of The Cure or Joy Division as you listen to this gem. Alongside as other amazing bands from South America (Peru's Leuzemia, Zcuela Cerrada, G3, or Uruguay's Los Invasores), Alerta Roja reaffirms that despite the conditions and lack of resources, these nations produced some amazing punk music/attitude. QUE VIVA EL PUNK LATINO AMERICANO!!!!!! QUE VIVA ALERTA ROJA!!!! (Lengua Armada Records #77)

NOW AVAILABLE ON CD AND LP. After last year's excellent "Procession" EP, an EP that showcased the Arctic Flowers' talent for combining the tradition of anarcho/peace punk with a postpunk sensibility, the new "Weaver" continues in much the same vein. Just great mid-tempo punk rock that, in true Arctic Flowers fashion, blurs the boundaries between classic punk, postpunk, and early gothic rock. The long-running DIY background of the band's members imparts to the songs an urgency one is not likely to find in the more disingenuous bands trying to hop on the recent goth-punk bandwagon. "Weaver" is simply an excellent release. (Deranged Records #245)

The return and final offering from California's STOIC VIOLENCE comes in the form of 8 new songs pressed on the always great 12" 45rpm format, housed in a gatefold jacket featuring some sick art from LA artist Austin Delgadilo. Stoic Violence plays a stripped down, primitive, and spite fueled style of hardcore/punk. Split release with Video Disease. (Deranged Records #247)

Fresh off a 7 week US tour and last year's debut LP on Painkiller, Violent Reaction return with six new tracks; their first recording as a full band (previously all instruments were played by front man Tom Pimlott). Still raging as ever with their Riot-City-meets-Touch-and-Go sound, but now leaning a little more on their British punk fore bearers. (Painkiller Records #54)

Between 2003-2007, Running For Cover was the best kept secret in the Eastern Standard time zone. Dialing in the density and frustration of bands like No Comment and Capitalist Casualties, and playing regional shows along side bands like Iron Lung and Mind Eraser, they never failed to level the audience and the venue. Their 7" and full length album are known by some to be high water marks of their chosen style, but their demo has remained unheard by all but the most devoted. Remixed in 2013 by the band, and properly mastered for the first time, we present their full 2003 demo on a 12". We think those who are already familiar with their work will agree that this stands alongside it perfectly. For those not familiar, welcome to the cult. Members of Running For Cover have also done time in: Gas Chamber, Solutions, Resist Control, Slave State, Dead Language and others. (Painkiller Records #53)

MAGIC CIRCLE - Scream Evil 7"
Prior to the release of their debut album in 2013, Magic Circle released a self-financed promo single with the album cut "Scream Evil" backed with the non-album b-side "Lighting Her Fire" in an initial run of just 200 copies. Due to demand, Hell Massacre was commissioned to repress the original single, now including a proper picture sleeve. Limited to 500 copies. (Painkiller/Hell Massacre #4)

Here's the first EP from Pittsburgh's BLOOD PRESSURE, yet another great band that the Iron City has yielded as of late. A few of these songs were available on a limited tape made by the band earlier in 2014, but this EP features the entire 6 song session in all of its glory. Consisting of members that have served time in the likes of DIRECT CONTROL, BRAIN HANDLE, EEL, and NO TIME, expect ripping hardcore with a certain demented vibe that an area like Pittsburgh tends to bring out in folks. Each record comes in a felt based pocket sleeve. (Beach Impediment Records #12)

ACxDC - Discography '03-'13 picture disc LP
ANTICHRIST DEMONCORE or ACxDC for short aren't your stereotypical satanic grindviolence band. This picture disc stitches together 23 heavy hitting studio tracks on the A side and on the B side there are 28 never pressed to vinyl live and demo tape tracks. After constant touring of the US and overseas, many out of print releases, and a new LP out, this material gets catches you up to their new LP with everything to that point. Only 500 picture discs pressed, this is going to be gone before you know it. (To Live A Lie Records #97 PD)

CHEST PAIN - Weltschmerz LP
Distilling years of basement grinding into one throbbing opus, Chest Pain has emerged after a period of relative inactivity to unveil their best sounding and most unique record yet. "Weltschmerz" starts with the distinctive oeuvre of powerviolence and drifts through the sonic territory of bands like Gasp, Swans, and Killing Joke while remaining entirely its own trip. Chest Pain has unfrozen the sound of caveman hardcore for the anatomically modern human populace. (To Live A Lie Records #102)

Rising from the ashes of grimy mincecore recording, SBB have conjuered up a scathing mince-grind/blasting beast of a recording with all the aural complexities and necessary dirt where needed. This album however, truly shows what SBB are capable, which is more advanced than anything Agathocles, Archagathus, or LT Dan have/could produce, and shows that this Canadian trio can grind with the best of them. The guitar is just beefy, especially when the palm muted riffs come into play. The songs on here all seem well thought out and crafted too, and display a lot of fastcore traits like stop/start riffs and constant tempo changes (which is an easy way to my heart). Occasional grooves pop up, which is always welcome, but for the most part it's just straight blasting and unrelenting brutality. (To Live A Lie Records #86)

SLAG - s/t 7"
Slag are based in San Jose, and they play some fucked up grind tight and create a surely-blissful killer of blasting chaos. Girthy vocals of howling growls and gut-wrenching shrieks are coated over a non-stop orchestra of fuzzed out bass, crunchy riffs and endless amounts of blastbeats...for fans of IN DISGUST! Mastered by Jay Randall. Grab it! (RSR Records #140)

CELLGRAFT - s/t One Sided LP
This is the final record from the Insect Warfare-influenced, vicious Florida grindcore outfit Cellgraft. After their final show on September 1st at the Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida they're calling it quits. They've generously left this unrelenting jagged shard of Grindcore as their final word. Their records have been tremendous, truly doing the grind scene proud, and it's really a shame that they've split - especially considering they deserve a ton of attention for their hard work and dedication to face shredding Grindcore over their short 3 year existence.Self-titled and raw as you could ask for, this record is as short as any GridLink release and approaching their level of might and ferocity, while sidestepping technicality and barreling head-long into darkened, brutal speed. Outside of the opening track "False Sequence of Value" there is only one other track of the 17 here that approaches one minute in length. The opener is also the slowest you'll ingest too, at least for the first minute as it clobbers you with a maniacal set of distorted groves. (RSR Records #123)

COLUMN OF HEAVEN - Ecstatically Embracing All That We Habitually Suppress LP
The Endless Blockade is dead and in their wake Column of Heaven has risen. C.o.H. has Nolan and King from the Blockade lineup continuing on, at this point in their development, in a similar fashion to the later period Blockade material (i.e.Primitive). 6 songs picking up right where Endless Blockade left off, Column of Heaven released the more-than-impressive Ecstatically Embracing All That We Habitually Suppress demo in 2011, and has now returned first time on vinyl While Endless Blockade hinted and flirted with the mix of noise/experimental music with power violence, this 12" sees those ideas taken to their endpoint, fully incorporating noise, dynamic samples, extra instrumentation, and experimental soundscapes into a metal-tinged power violence framework. Blasts of harsh noise and brutal hardcore mix with quieter, creepier atmospherics to make for an engaging and powerful listen from start to finish. This record fits nicely in line with the current crop of bands taking power violence in exciting new directions (Gas Chamber, Iron Lung, Hatred Surge, Suffering Luna, etc). It's a great time to be into hardcore. (RSR Records #131)

In a world full of generic grindcore split 7"s, this one stands a bit taller and shines a bit brighter than the norm. Sete Star Sept is....basically the best band in the world. While their discography grows at an exponential rate, I think this recording is a cut above the rest, and it holds a special place in my heart as it's a product of Mike Walls (Official Lotus Fucker Noise Scientist and resident SPHC audio engineer), recorded on our home turf here in Baltimore. This perfect recording captures Sete Star Sept spontaneously generating totally wild and chaotic grindcore that just barely holds enough form and coherence to qualify beyond "noisecore". For fans of harsh music, there is no equal. New York Against Belzebu is a legendary Brazilian noisecore band that comes from a slightly different scene than bands like Noise and Industrial Holocaust. This material is some of my favorite NYAB stuff to date, totally frantic and balls-to-the-wall noisecore with wild guitar styles, unhinged and chaotic drumming, and crazy fucked up vocals. All grind freaks, hail the masters. (SPHC Records #41)

BRODY'S MILITIA - Napalm Zeppelin Raids 7"
Kentucky's legendary rednecks return with their most rocked out effort to date. You may remember the fast-as-fuck hardcore of their older releases and their previous band Hellnation, but this record has only a few blastbeats and LOTS of sick '70s hard rock riffing and hardman's swagger. While the quintessential Brody's Militia material is a more evenly-keeled mix of fast hardcore, '70s hard rock, and country, this record leans very heavily into the "hard rock/heavy metal" territory, and it's definitely for the better. This EP is such a fascinating counterpoint to all their more generic fast hardcore records. It shows an evolutionary endpoint of the band and a successful mastering of their influences. Out of their large discography, this is one of the must-have releases. (SPHC Records #27)

MUKEKA DI RATO - Gaiola cassette tape
It's our enormous honor and extreme pleasure to help reissue this classic piece of Brazilian hardcore on the cheapest, easiest format, perfectly suited and timed for your summer boombox requirements. The '00s should be remembered for a lot of things... and one of them is Brazilian fastcore. Bands like Discarga, I Shot Cyrus, Merda, Infect were popping out a respectable volume of high-quality fast hardcore, and seemed to put Brazil back on the international hardcore map. But the band that stands out the most to my ears has always been the legendary Mukeka di Rato, who are my favorite post-'80s Brazilian hardcore band. Mukeka di Rato play a loose, wild, super-catchy, and hyper-energetic style of fast hardcore with an appreciation for anthemic mid-tempo pop rockers and the occasional samba/reggae/chiiiillllll part (and the occasional blastbeats-and-grind-vocals part to balance). They have an instantly recognizable sound and vibe entirely their own (well okay maybe their other band Merda feels the same way to me haha). Perfect hardcore music that can't help but bring a smile to your face. (SPHC Records/Laja Tapes #1)

MERDA - Greatest Shits cassette tape
A collection of songs spanning the entire discography of this noteworthy Brazilian hardcore band. From their earlier chaotic and unhinged fast hardcore style to their later style of fast hardcore more influenced by skate rock and pop-punk, Merda has always managed to evoke a feeling of happiness within me. When hardcore is this raging and energetic, but still catchy and fun in a sincere way, it can't help but make me smile. Hearing instant-smash-hit sing-alongs like "Maradona" and "Takusan Nomitai" interspersed amongst balls-to-the-wall mosh-inducing fast hardcore is a guaranteed formula for success. To me, this is one of the best bands in the world. (SPHC Records/Laja Tapes #2)

Lost split LP recovered from the vaults by Dead Broke & Dirt Cult. Autonomy is originated from Carbondale, IL. and play a Crass-inspired brand of dark and melodic anarcho-crust punk. No Sir, I Won't are from Boston (members of Brain Killer, Awful Man, etc.) and give that Conflict-style assaulting peace punk. Oi. Comes w/ download. (Dead Broke Records #117)

BEACH SLANG - Who Would Ever Want Anything So Broken? 7"
Indie/Emo/Pop-Punk from Philadelphia, PA. featuring members of Weston, Ex Friends & Crybaby. Recorded on August 30th and 31st, 2013 at The Gradwell House In Haddon Heights, NJ by Dave Downham. Mastered at Armstrong Recording Studio in Tulsa, Oklahoma by Stephen Egerton. Their debut release. Comes w/ download. (Dead Broke Records #119)

This split cassette tape chock full of snot-nosed lo-fi pop-punk rock! GREASY WHISTLES is Spent of Closet Fairies/Maine Coons fame, blurting out some of his token hi-speed garage punk jams. While, THE LITTLE RICHARDS from MASS. blaze through some fun party pop-punk. Comes w/ download. (Dead Broke Records #114)

CANCERS - Dig/Moral Net 7"
A 7" single of pop-soaked grunge punk rock from Lenny (UNFUN) & Ella (DEAD DOG). These two songs fucking ruuuule, pick this up and get stoked for their full-length. Str8 outta Athens, GA. Comes w/ download. (Dead Broke Records #112)

CANADIAN RIFLE - Deep Ends cassette tape
Cassette tape version of Canadian Rifle's amazing new album. "Deep Ends" is the second LP from Canadian Rifle, arguably Chicago's best melodic hardcore band. The band plays confessional punk with brash vocals (reminiscent of Leatherface and early Jawebreaker) with themes that range from crossing lines when you know you shouldn't, trying to keep something alive when you're running on empty, as well as struggles with addiction. Needless to say, it's pretty bleak in its lyrical and musical approach, but played with an angered energy that'll keep you fist pumping for the duration. Pretty fucking great for a band with no dreams and no goals. (Dead Broke Records #111)

BEAR TRADE - Blood And Sand LP
Debut full-length album from England's melodic punk rock sleuth brethren. Ex- Blocko, Southport, Former Cell Mates, Mercury League. Comes with digital download. Blue splatter on milky white transparent vinyl! Comes w/ download. (Dead Broke Records #110)

Agathocles on this do whirlwind tornado mince-noise-attack with tons of short songs! Paucities returns with another round of '90s inspired mince. Recorded during the harshest Chicago winter in nearly 3 decades, Paucities teams up with Agathocles for the second time (the two mincers did a split LP in 2011 on Haunted Hotel and DAS) to bring forth true, DIY mincing grind devastation. Split label with Grindfather, Inverted Inhumation, Geet, Crescent Fresh Sounds, Nuclear Alcoholocaust, Death, Agony, & Screams, and Ratgirl Records. (Jerk Off Records #61)

Agathocles doing some more noisepunk in the old nasty chaotic way. CSMD does the musical version of THE GREEN SLIME! lasers beam noisecore mixed with tentacle noisegrind blasts from outer space! Get ready to be sucked into the black hole of noise and die of cosmic radiation!!! Split Label with Ratgirl Records. (Jerk Off Records #62)

NYATB do 163 songs in old school vein of Sore Throat, AxCx, 7MON, Tumour, including various D-Charge and 7 MON covers. Great titles songs from both bands that will make you laugh till death. INSANE and CHAOTIC ONLY FOR TRUE BELIEVERS OF NOISE !! Canadian noise godfathers DECHE-CHARGE with 256 noisecoregrindbluuurrrs songs in this DC UA-UA-UA-UA-UA-UA style. Split label with Ratgirl Records. (Jerk Off Records #63)

NO MISTAKE/BACK OFF!! - split 7"
If you're looking for stripped-down, early '80s hardcore that is tough as fuck, No Mistake (from San Jose) and BACK OFF!! (from Hungary) won't let you down. This is for anyone who likes The Abused, Deathwish, DYS, Negative Approach, or Minor Threat. In addition to the solid music, non-standard lyics stand out. "Copied Folded & Stapled" celebrates fanzines, "Come Out" celebrates gay identity, and "Put Me Away" speaks against our system of railroading people into prisons. No Mistake's sound is even more refined than their debut 7"ep, and features Mike Bullshit from GO! BACK OFF!! features members of Crippled Fox and Motivation. Includes a cover of SSD's "Boiling Point." CRUCIAL record on crucial marble vinyl. (No Mistake Records #2)

GO! - 1989 Demo 7"
Raw as fuck, this captures NYHC's GO! just as they were starting out. From the very first second this 12-minute disc is a serious ride. Different from the hardcore coming out of New York at the time, GO! from the very start were pro-gay, anti-sexist, anti-racist and DIY, but also fun and sarcastic. Later part of the ABC-No-Rio scene, GO! made an impact with their many 7"s and "Existence" LP/CD. (Refuse Records #103)

Raging, genuine old school hardcore from Denmark with Spain's 12 Aullidos' former singer on vocals. LP contains eight brand new tracks at a non-stop pace with great production and an excellent artwork. First pressing is limited to 200 copies and available in the USA via Ebullition. (Putojefe Records #2)

VULGAARI - s/t double LP
Vulgaari is a Sludge/Thrash/Stoner/Death-Metal/Doom from Minneapolis, MN USA. It is the work of two crazed insane geniuses called Zack Kinsey and Brent Hedtke who have blended their favourite Metal genres into one big melting pot and they have came up with this brilliant album. Vulgaari is a 9 song 57 minute masterpiece of Stoner/Sludge Metal music. What they have done is got all the best aspects of Sludge, Stoner, Thrash, Death-Metal, Doom and put their own unique brilliant creative spin to it. (Cubo De Sangre Records #1)

Bitch Witch is mix of styles; there's black metal riffage, nods to Celtic Frost and early Bathory loads of great punk and hardcore riffs and hooks by the bucket load. Plus there are elements of Black Flag in the packaging and in part of their sound they also have some references to crust as well. (Cubo De Sangre Records #2)

SWORDWIELDER - Grim Visions of Battle LP lead off their Top 6 Crust Albums of 2013 feature with Sweden's Swordwielder and this is what they had to say. "Of course, the Axegrinder influence is very clear, but Swordwielder very much stand out from a lot of other crust bands as they go for that more slower, dark, eerie sound which bands like Axegrinder, Amebix and Morne do so well. With lyrics dealing with barren wastelands and war, I think you know what you're in for - primitive and dark sounds which delve further into your soul. This record was also declared the best of 2013 in Sweden's Pussyfoots blog. Touring Germany this September. (Cubo De Sangre Records #3)

EXPEDITE DEATH #3 'zine with sampler CDr
A 22 page black and white full size fanzine. This features Interviews with Perversion (Detroit thrash metal), Agnosy (UK crustcore), Kontrasekt (Minneapolis crust), Killbite (German D-beat crust), and Skeleton (Winnipeg D-beat crust). Plus music reviews and comes with a sampler CDr of the bands interviewed, and the 'zine comes in a nice plastic sleeve. Recently reviewed by M.R.R. (Expedite Death #3)

BISHOPS GREEN - s/t picture disc LP
PICTURE DISC VERSION NOW AVAILABLE. This is the debut release from this amazing new Canadian band from Vancouver. Fronted by Greg Huff and supported by others formerly of bands including ALTERNATE ACTION, THE LANCASTERS, SUBWAY THUGS and GLORY STOMPERS, this is the perfect next step in the evolution of those bands. The sound is still raw yet melodic and catchy, but done with so much more skill and precision than all the aforementioned bands. If you liked any of those bands, then you will LOVE this band!! This is a 6-song 'mini' LP that is just a sign of things to come from this band, so do not miss out and get your copy of this fantastic colour vinyl as soon as you can!! (Longshot Records #112)

Finally reissued on yellow vinyl and limited to 300 copies, this 7" is the only output from the legendary Alone In A Crowd, who featured Jules from Side By Side on vocals and Lars of Judge and Uppercut fame among others. They played one show at The Anthrax in Connecticut with Judge and Chain Of Strength and then vanished, leaving behind nothing but memories and this 7" recording whose original pressing fetches tall sums on online auctions. 7" includes digital download. New from Atomic Action! Records. (Atomic Action Records #62)

Boston, MA's straight edge hardcore up-and-comers Test Of Time is excited to announce the release of their first proper full-length, "By Design." Taking cues from seminal hardcore acts, Test Of Time plays an aggressive onslaught of thoughtful and melodic youth crew hardcore likely to please fans of Youth Of Today, Turning Point and In My Eyes. Songwriting topics on "By Design" include similar themes to the band's previous work: vegetarianism, perseverance and one's own personal growth and change. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Bridge Nine Records #209)

COLD WORLD - How The God's Chill LP/CD
Years in the making, "How The Gods Chill" is the definitive Cold World album that the hardcore world has been clamoring for. Recorded by Will Yip (Studio 4) and Arthur Rizk (Salomon's Gate), "How The Gods Chill" is a 13-song amalgamation of hip hop character and hardcore heart. Queens rapper Meyhem Lauren, George Hirsch of Blacklisted, legendary Kool G. Rap and even Max B are all featured on the album, all together creating an infectious melting pot of sound and spirit unlike anything out there today. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Deathwith Records #162)

(restock) EAGULLS - s/t LP
The ferocious post-punk 5 piece bands, Eagulls based in Leeds, England are pleased to share their 5 track EP on Canada's prestigious punk label Deranged. A few lucky folks have been able to catch the band's European shows. The shows received high accolades as some of the most thrilling and visceral performances ever. EAGULLS has shared the stage with Iceage, Milk Music, Ceremony, and Fucked Up. The five tracks - "Coffin", "Moulting", "No If's, No Buts", "Cripple" and "Still Born"; Drawing from a wide variety of influences, EAGULLS manage to create something new, while still paying homage to classical punk. (Deranged Records #224)

(restock) PLEASURE LEFTISTS - s/t (2nd) LP
On the follow-up to their 2 song EP on Katorga Works (which features both songs off the EP), Pleasure Leftists have expanded upon the moody post-punk they're known for. With these songs, however, the chorusy bass is much more prominent than on their 12 inch debut EP and brings a darker feel to the sound. On first listen it seems easy to compare that sound to that of bands like Masshysteri or Terrible Feelings, but give it a few more spins and you begin to find a lot more depth and weirdness than the often straight-forward approach of the aforementioned. The most notable standout of PL for me is the rare and fiercely original vocal approach of lead singer Haley. Prior to being recruited, Haley was known for her radio show, and since has begun her own solo project called Kiernan Paradise, which sheds light on a more electronic synthy background. Her often incoherent banshee croons set a mood which envelops and entrances you, and the guitar and bassist are smart enough to back it up subtly and simply with jangly leads and dutiful rhythms. Not at all what one might expect from two former members of 9 Shocks Terror, but good enough to make you forget any comparison or dissection. "Hunger Split" accents the rest of the songs perfectly with its surprising brightness in the midst of the otherwise-broody record. The ensuing "Not Over" conjures some Twee elements with its soft loose guitars and driving bass. (Deranged Records #239)

Descriptions for 7/12/14

FAILURES - Decline and Fall LP
Failures' second album, Decline and Fall is a work of painstaking scrutiny and craftsmanship years in the making, delivered in an explosion of hardcore aggression. In just over 14 minutes these 14 frenzied songs burst forth with whirlwind drum fills, lighting fast riffs and full throttle vocals in a timeless, stripped down style. To paint a clearer picture, the line up boasts a long "members of" list including Charles Bronson, Orchid, Green Beret, Cut the Shit, etc. "Decline and Fall" features heavy black vinyl, debossed, white foil-stamped matte jackets and euro sleeves with black flood interiors in an edition of 400. (Youth Attack Records #90)

ANCESTORS - In Death 7"
(NOTE: Youth Attack pricing) Following their trilogy of releases, these four new pummeling black metal songs come forth filled with shredding guitars and tortured vocals to convey a hopeless atmosphere. This is a violent, swirling cacophony that pushes their style to the limit to further articulate the hallucinatory nature of despair. In Death features black vinyl housed in black-flood paper inner sleeves and heavy duty gatefold jackets. To enhance the mood of the artwork, the sleeve plays an exclusive audio track, activated by pressing a concealed button inside. (Youth Attack Records #91)

CIVILIZED - Dust and Blood 7"
(NOTE: Youth Attack pricing) Denver's CIVILIZED react violently to their environment with an all-out assault on their debut EP. On these 8 songs we hear bare bones hardcore delivered at its highest intensity, withsinger Zach Reini's ferocious delivery leading the offensive in a tour de force of rage and revenge. Those familiar with their Negative Reflection Demo will take note of their amped up aggression and now masterful execution of riffs, breakdowns, and tempo shifts that heretofore stand unparalleled. You're all to burn! Dust and Blood features 70gm black vinyl, double-sided arigato jackets and cardstock inner sleeves with black flood interiors in an edition of 400. (Youth Attack Records #89)

LECHEROUS GAZE - Zeta Reticuli Blues cassette tape
Oakland, California's LECHEROUS GAZE was formed in 2010 by former Annihilation Time members, guitarist Graham Clise, bassist Chris Grande, and drummer Noel Sullivan. Inspired by "Chuck Berry, The Damned and most stuff that came in between," LECHEROUS GAZE play - in their own words - "Psycho-delic, shred-tastic, ultra-hyphened, rock-punk heavy jams." We call it punked-up, psychedelically-tinged rock and roll; a smash-up of '60s and '70s hard rock, punk and metal influences (think: MC5 to Black Sabbath to AC/DC to The Ramones), fast and to the point. Recorded at Earhammer Studios (High On Fire, Hot Lunch), "Zeta Reticuli Blues" delivers 10 uber-memorable tracks that showcase the sizzling six-string sonics of Graham Clise (also of Witch), the band's Sabbath-tight rhythm section and the sneering snarl of vocalist Zaryan Zaidi. LECHEROUS GAZE play old-school, no-bullshit, in-your-face, maximum-impact ROCK. What are you waiting for?!?!! (Tank Crimes Records #81)

CONNOISSEUR - Stoner Justice casssette tape
Likening themselves to Earth Crisis if they "smoked weed and listened to Spazz," Smokeland, California-based CONNOISSEUR boasts a raging upbeat/D-beat barrage of West Bay powerviolence packed with resin-coated sludgedowns and disgustingly brutal cheeba-charged vocal exhalations that consume the listener in a violently stoned, inescapable haze, all recorded by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios, Oakland (Annihilation Time, Iron Lung, Brainoil). (Tank Crimes Records #84)

SABBAT - Kill Fuck Jesus Christ LP
While the band was in the Bay Area in October 2013, YK Insulter arranged for a performance at the KFJC radio station near Palo Alto, CA. The technicians at KFJC recorded the set and, upon listening to the quality of the performance and the recording, Sabbat and NWN! made the decision to give it a proper vinyl release. With this release, NWN! continues to honor the legacy of what is arguably the longest running, most prolific, and most consistently high quality band in Black Metal. (Nuclear War Now Records #262)

Suffering Luna's feral offering, "Most High" walks the line between mammoth-sized doom and psychotic noise, creating an almost trance-like listening experience. Fans of early CAVITY, GRIEF, and 16 will be sure to devour this potent piece of noise inspired psych-doom. Suffering Luna has been pushing their brand of psychedelic hardcore since the 1990s, surfacing from the underground to play and record with power violence, doom, and crust bands around Southern California as both Suffering Luna and Christfall, eventually disappearing back into a haze of smoke for years at a time. Suffer The Storm's 22 minute droning funeral hymn, "Squalor," takes the listener on an unforgiving trip to the deepest depths of human filth, despair and misanthropy. Guttural death metal-esque vocals pave the way for this absolutely devastating slab of doom. Samples and various atmospherics help to enhance the mood of grim foreboding, and bring the listener closer to the edge of the abyss. Hailing from the San Gabriel Valley in the apocalyptic landscape of East LA, Suffer The Storm features members of LIFE IN EXILE, GUERILLA SABOTAGE UNIT, and FUNERAL DOGS. (King Of The Monsters Records #46)

BLOTTER - Under Armour '77 7"
Over the past few years, Austin, TX has seen a resurgence in young, quality hardcore punk bands. Blotter is one of the top tier groups of this new school of Texas hardcore and Under Armour '77, their debut vinyl effort, stands as some of the best work this scene has produced. Primordial ooze USHC at its finest. Members of Glue and Wiccans. (Katorga Works #32)

DARK BLUE - s/t 7"
This is the debut 7" single of Philadelphia's Dark Blue. Reminiscent of late 80's English oi!/pop, the band's sound is not unlike the perfect marriage of the Stone Roses and Last Resort. A magnificent simplicity is paired with tales of life in Canberra, the capital city of Australia and the spiritual home of bandleader John Sharkey III. Ex and current members of Clockcleaner, Puerto Rico Flowers, Ceremony, etc. (Katorga Works #31)

BORN WRONG - Art District 7"
Hamilton, Ontario's BORN WRONG return with their most raw and driving 7" to date, unleashing four dynamic punk/HC tracks that truly capture their unhinged live assault. Expect the same cohesive, slightly deformed, song structures with even more chaotic vocals. Pounding piss-blood drums and tone heavy guitars. The band returns to the East Coast US again this summer, and the August 2014 issue of Maximumrocknroll will feature their 2013 tour diary. (Schizophrenic Records #80)

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)

FUNERAL DINER - The Underdark LP
Funeral Diner's classic "The Underdark" is finally back in print on vinyl after almost 10 years. Featuring former members from Portraits of Past, Funeral Diner were together from 1998 to 2007 and their 2005 album "The Underdark" is considered to be one of the landmark albums of the hardcore/emo genre. Along with bands like Orchid, City of Caterpillar, and Yaphet Kotto, Funeral Diner has been and continues to be a major influence on modern bands like Touche Amore, Pianos Become The Teeth, Deafheaven and many others. Repress is on gray vinyl and limited to 500 copies. Comes with digital download card. (Repeater Records #1)

Debut long player from Finland's The Achtungs , brilliantly deranged maniac music. These guys remind me a lot of the really good Big Balls and the Great White Idiot tracks, you know when they nail it they fucking nail it. Both catchy and dangerous a mix of Stab your back and I have a date. Punk Lives 2014, courtesy of some creeps from Finland and a record store in Bakersfield. You are welcome. 300 on black vinyl. (Going Underground Records #31)

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

LATE BLOOMER - Things Change LP
Following the release of the 2013 S/T debut LP and hot off the heels of their split 7" with Old Flings released by Kiss of Death Records, Charlotte's Late Bloomer occupies a wholly unique spot on the time / music continuum: one that effortlessly stretches across several epochs and genres while anchoring itself in the ethos of the underground DIY community. The band's excellent sophomore full-length, Things Change, is an ambitious, masterfully crafted effort that molds punk, hardcore, garage, shoegaze and grunge into 38 fluid minutes of energetic and thoughtful guitar-based indie rock. This record is designed for people with love of the classic Sub-Pop/Merge/SST sound, but demand something new & fresh. The best of both worlds that will keep this record sitting on your turntable days at a time. (Tor Johnson Records #25)

GALLOWS - Chains 7"
These two new songs from internationally based hardcore standbys Gallows are their first since 2012's self-titled album, which reintroduced the band to the world with new vocalist and former Alexisonfire guitarist/current Black Lungs frontman Wade MacNeil. Though now stripped down to a four-piece, the band is clearly doing more with less: "Chains" is one of the heaviest songs in their catalog, an anthemic sledgehammer backed on the B-side by the groovier but equally snarling "Wristslitter." This newest incarnation of the act seems to vaguely parallel the progressive tendencies of contemporaries like Fucked Up and Blacklisted without compromising their core ferociousness and snide, socially-aware bite. 7" includes digital download. (Bridge Nine Records #214)

The debut LP from Brooklyn, NY's Sad And French. Comprised of Jose Prieto, Edwin Santacruz and Greg Taylor, they are a full acoustic punk band with drums and upright bass. For fans of Chuck Ragan, Against Me! and Franz Nicolay. LP includes digital download. (Black Numbers Records #57)

RA - Collateral Damage CD/LP
RA just finished recording their debut full-length, "Collateral Damage," with Dean Baltulonis at The Wild Arctic in Portsmouth, NH (Agnostic Front, Modern Life Is War, Sick Of It All). These ten songs have brutally honest lyrics that cover a wide range of topics and harsh truths with no holds barred. Musically, these songs are equally as punishing as RA puts an updated spin on heavy-hitting Connecticut and New York-style hardcore. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Bridge Nine Records #213)

INFA RIOT - Kids Of The '80s shaped picture 10"
"Kids Of The '80s" was originally released in October 1981 and spent thirteen weeks in the then-important independent charts, peaking at number thirteen. This totally ridiculous, shaped picture disc looks great - stick one on your wall and throw another one on the ol' turntable. For fans of The Business, Cock Sparrer UK Subs, GBH, Cockney Rejects, The Last Resort and Angelic Upstarts. Limited edition of 500 copies. (Pirates Press #45)

SHEER TERROR - Standing Up For Falling Down CD/LP
On August 13, 2010, Sheer Terror reared its ugly head once again and it appears that the illustrious Reverend Paul Bearer along with the new and improved lineup of Mike Delorenzo (guitar), Jason Carter (bass) and Anthony Corallo (drums) are here to stay this time. After delivering their first 7", "Spite," to satiate the hunger of the hardcore masses, the first Sheer Terror full-length in 18 years is about to drop on our heads like a bag of cinder blocks. Recorded in early 2014 by Dean Baltulonis at Thump Studios in Brooklyn, NY, "Standing Up For Falling Down" pulls no punches. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Reaper Records #68)

THE GEEKS - Still Not In This Alone LP
Accolades aside, The Geeks turn to the next chapter of their career with a brand new, twelve-song full-length "Still Not In This Alone." Expect a similar brand of positive, melodic hardcore that The Geeks has always crafted to perfection, along with post-hardcore/'90s influences that help set the new material apart from any of their previous releases. Features guest vocals from Pat Flynn of Have Heart, Scott Vogel of Terror and Martijn of No Turning Back. LP includes digital download. (Think Fast Records #56)

Descriptions for 7/5/14

REPLICA - Beast 7"
Blasting urgency with the song-driven edge of early 80's so-cal hardcore mixed at top speed with the brash edges of 90's East Bay punk, this second EP on Prank by Oakland's REPLICA features six tracks of powerful hardcore underlined with undeniable catchiness. Fueled by lighting-quick drumming, pummeling bass lines, ripping riffs, and snarling vocals, "BEAST EP" was recorded at the end of the tour they did last year with Japan's COMPLETED EXPOSITION and it features songs that have long been staples of the band's live set. The EP was recorded at Earhammer by Greg Wilkinson and features a deluxe cover with multiple illustrations by local artist Jon Carling. REPLICA are on tour the East Coast now. Includes download code. (Prank Records #145)

If there was a vote for the best lyrical content in the 80s Punk songs, Steve Drewett of Newtown Neurotics would probably have blown everyone out of the water with his sharp to the point lyrics about the socio-political situation in the UK back during the Thatcherism. That aside, Newtown Neurotics were one of the best UK Punk bands of the second Punk wave. "Hypocrite / You Said No" was their first release from 1979. (Feral Ward Records #86)

MAXIMUM ROCK'N'ROLL #375 (August 2014)
Holy smokes times flies when you're having fun! Despite the rent raise and USPS wanting to dig through our holy pockets, we've still managed to bring you a new supreme edition of Maximum Rocknroll, #375 August 2014! In this issue we talk with Iberian powerhouse UNA BESTIA INCONTROLABLE before destroying the US on their up-cmong tour, in honor of their very exciting 20th anniversary we get a special extended interview with EXTREME NOISE RECORDS, plus an in-depth story behind one of Leningrad's punk progenitors, SVIN. In this issue we also feature HC's newest darling, GLUE from the great country of Texas, too cool for your school COOL DEATH RECORDS from down under Australia give us the skinny on their new releases, and two floor-thumping air-punching stripped-down punk bands from Japan EIEFITS and THEE MIGHTY FEVERS. Serbian rock'n'roller S.U.S. discuss breaking in the norm in Serbia and bringing back the glam in punk; Barcelona's VÈRTIGO tell us about their local scene, MISCALCULATIONS from the UK talk about their minimalist yet calculated approach to music, and Canada's BORN WRONG TOUR DIARY takes us a bender and lets us live vicariously through their HC misdeads. Plus, two photospreads, an special New Blood spread, your favorite columnists (plus guests!), book, zine, demo, movie and of course records reviews, the most extensive in punk rock print y'all-plus much, much more! (Maximum RocknRoll #375)

GAG - Locker Room 7" with download
Your favorite mid-tempo manglers are back with "Locker Room", the tour single and premier track from the upcoming GAG lp later this year on IRON LUNG RECORDS. Only 500 copies will be made, housed in a high quality felt-weave sleeve. Sounds by Dave Harvey. Art by Scott Young. (Iron Lung Records #56)

FLESH WORLD - A Line In Wet Grass 7" with download
Flesh World from the Bay Area. Our friend Jenn Pelly once described FW like this: "Imagine spiky melodies and washes of reverb mixed with the driving intensity of cold, post-punk spirit-skull-piercing guitar feedback, scratchy riffs, anxious drum builds, ominous moods, and bright guitar hooks when you'd least expect them." and we would be hard pressed to put it better than that. First pressing is 600 copies in a heavy felt-weave jacket with a handy little insert. Sounds by Brad Dermanouelian. Art by Martín Sorrondeguy. (Iron Lung Records #55)

WHITE WARDS - Cigarette Burns LP with download
Continuing in Olympia's tradition of haphazard mangling, WHITE WARDS have finally managed to record a proper LP and it is one mean motherfucker. It's a gritty, nasty Mecht Mensch doing push ups in the Jan's Rooms basement. US hardcore played the way it ought to be. Ugly. 700 copies will grace the planet packaged in high quality materials made in the United States of America. Art and sounds by Jake Dudley. (Iron Lung Records #44)

GAS CHAMBER - Hemorrhaging Light LP + Flexi with download
Buffalo hardcore has always made a significant yet largely misunderstood contribution to the furthering of musical mastery. And "Hemorrhaging Light" is no exception. With the same 7 notes that everyone else uses, GAS CHAMBER have managed to completely turn mere punk music into a tense, trans-formative journey. Very rarely in punk do we get to have a complete life shift in the space of one album. This is incredible music. 500 copies on black vinyl housed in a heavy duty reverse board jacket with a bonus flexi disc. Sounds by John Angelo. Art by Craig Sheperd. (Iron Lung Records #54

NUDES - Stain 7"
With download. Get grimy and low to sensationally uncomfortable hardcore punk music. NUDES lives beneath the street. NUDES is that dirt you swept under the rug. Well guess what, that shit doesn't go away. It disperses and envelops. Sooner or later your life will be nothing but dirt. It's all you'll be able to hear and think on. NUDES loves you. NUDES wants you in their world, under their rug, enthralled and crawling. "Stain" comes packaged in a big foldout poster sleeve along with a digital download that includes the band-made video for "Bleach Stains". All on black vinyl. Sounds by Dave Harvey. Art by Maryjane Dunphe. (Iron Lung Records #57)

BATTERED CITIZENS - Police Brutality Demo LP
The Battered Citizens 1988 demo cassette 'Police Brutality' is on vinyl for the first time. 12 tracks of super tight and very tough street-level Hardcore by the second generation of Pittsburgh's Hardcore youth. Raised on bands like Half Life and Doomwatch locally and inspired by the sounds of Warzone and Gorilla Biscuits coming from New York BC brought a more urban attitude to Pittsburgh's collapsing post industrial landscape. Featuring future members of Submachine, Caustic Christ and Killer of Sheep, Battered Citizens brought the tougher sounds of bigger city Hardcore to Pittsburgh. Newly restored and remastered for vinyl this deluxe LP in includes a massive fold out insert packed with liner notes, photos, flyers and a poster drawn exclusively for this release by best selling comic artist Ed Piskor and a download card which includes the complete LP as well as 2 full live sets by the band from 87 and 88. (Mind Cure Records #103)

EARTH GIRLS - Wrong Side of History 7"
Earth Girls summon up the spirit of the Shop Assistants with a fresh and invigorating feel to songs that have all combined the right catchy elements to make them instantly memorable and ultimately unforgettable. On their debut EP, Chicago's EARTH GIRLS bring us four captivating garage-pop gems that are guaranteed to be the soundtrack for your summer. A distinctive blend of punchy guitar, driving bass, and a frantic yet steady beat lay an impeccable foundation for a vocal delivery that calls to mind some of the best female fronted power pop bands of the 70's and 80's. Earth Girls have created a release that crosses genres in the best ways possible, making for one of the most addictive singles you'll come across this year. (Grave Mistake Records #70)

What happens when some of members of Oakland's Stormcrow and 2084 congregate? Many things, to be sure. Most of which are not fit to print. Hot off the heels of a much lauded demo tape, comes this 3-track crust ridden 7" from Oakland's FEMACOFFIN. It will give those unwilling to forgive a reason to at least turn a blind eye to the insolence. Swollen with vitriol and sown with lyrics of nuclear horror and the fear of obsolescence. A necessary soundtrack for the wasteland we've created. (Brainsand Records #2)

5 tracks of intense grindcore from spains Nashgul, the flipside has 3 new tracks of japanese World Downfall, icluding a coverversion from DENAK. (Power It Up Records #64)

RUIDO - Live 9.27.00 @ KXLU Radio L.A. 7"
Eight Fucking Intense attacks recorded at KXLU Radio Station by these L.A. Thrashcore legend. (Power It Up Records #4)

Germanys Speed Title holding Grind Veterans Sanitys Dawn with new tracks of Ultrafast HC/Grind plus Germany Mindflair with new material of outstanding whirlwind grindcore. (Power It Up Records #73)

SORTO - 1984 to 1986 7"
Repress of their one sided " aina valmiina" and the demo from 84. 12 tracks tradional finnish hardcore/ punk in the vein of sekunda, kuolema and old terveet kädet. Limited edition of 500 copies, comes in original coverartwork. (Power It Up Records #6)

Uncurbed with two tracks recorded in 2000, great crust core. The My Cold Embrace side bring us 2 infernal crust attacks, perfect cover artwork. (Power It Up Records #27)

UNHOLY GRAVE - Against Terrorism 7"
With 6 new raw crusty grindcore attacks, recorded in November 2001. Therir best recodings so far. (Power It Up Records #5)

UNHOLY GRAVE with new studio material, total 3 tracks ( including a Bathory Coverversion), the flipside contains the swedish grinders from SEWN SHUT with 4 new blistering grind smashers. (Power It Up Records #39)

Unholy grave with 6 new tracks of traditional grindcore and k.f. with 4 awesome sludge tracks. (Power It Up Records #23)

V/A - Undead: A Tribute To Disrupt 2x LP + 7"
We are proud to announce that the DISRUPT tribute LP is finally complete after three years of preparation.The double vinyl contains 50 bands/songs, also a onesided 7" with four unreleased tracks. The double LP with 7" is limited to 500 copies, Here are the bands who are a part of these fine compilation: Accion Mutante, Aftercoma, Alea Iacta Est, Analdicktion, Axt, Besthöven, Black Hole Of Calcutta, Collision, Days Of Desolation, Dehuman, Department Of Correction, Destroyed In Seconds, Dick Tracy, Distress, Embalming Theatre, Entrails Massacre, Expurgo, Extreme Decay, Failure Trace, Famine, Faxe, Gronibard, Humus, Irritation, Krigskontrast, Kronisk Misantropi, Krüger, Krush, Line Up Your Lies, Livstid, Los Rezios, Massgrave, Misery Index, Murder Construct, My Cold Embrace, Nailed Down, Necromorph, Neuron, Otnamus, Parasit, Passiv Dödshjalp, Per Capita, Proletar, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Slavebreed, Stench Of Death, Strong Intention,Tacheless , Vengeance Of Karma, Whoresnation. (Power It Up Records #176)

(restock) DYSTOPIA - s/t CD
This record contains 6 new tracks, plus a cover of an unreleased song by Dino's old band CARCINOGEN. Recorded at Tim Green's LOUDER STUDIOS during various sessions between 2004-2005, this record is the last chapter of Dystopia's existence writing bleak and heavy doom ridden punk. (Life Is Abuse Records #40 CD)

(restock) P.L.F./BIRDFLESH - split LP
Super-duper double brutal and totally lethal pairing of these two spleen-splattering titans of international grindcore insanity! Swedish clown shoes Birdflesh remove your brain with no anesthesia while Texas thrash terrorists P.L.F. aurally molest what's left of your puny remains. Destroy yourself immediately by purchasing a copy of this skull-splitting atrocity! (Haunted Hotel Records #72)

Descriptions for 6/28/14

REVENGE - Attack.Blood.Revenge" CD
With the prominence that Revenge has since earned, it seems fitting to now reissue this classic debut MLP. To augment the material on "Attack.Blood.Revenge," this new CD edition contains four additional bonus tracks including the "Superion.Command.Destroy" EP, Revenge's track from the split 7" with Arkhon Infaustus, and the band's cover of Von's "Lamb" that it recorded for inclusion on the 2009 NWN! Fest compilation. (Nuclear War Now Records #300)

NO WARNING - Suffer Survive LP
Posthumous release of No Warnings second full length from 2004. First and only time on vinyl. One time pressing of 1500. Gatefold cover with printed inner sleeve and the original layout by Jacob Bannon. No download, no repress. (Six Feet Under Records #91)

NO TIME - s/t 7"
Pittsburgh Oi! punks, No Time were formed by ex-members from one of Pittsburgh's most brutal extreme acts, Heartless. This current musical reincarnation of sorts has found the band members repositioned on new instruments. Former Heartless bassist Adam Thomas is handling vocal duties and has already seen comparisons to Fucked Up's Damian Abraham and seminal Oi! outfit, 86 Mentality. Longtime fans of punk rock and Oi! should find a lot to love here. A real Blitz and Criminal Damage. (Six Feet Under Records #90)

EMPTY FLOWERS - The Air You Found LP
Empty Flowers is a post-rock band featuring members of legendary hardcore band, Cable. This particular release is a reworking of tracks (remix record) by Justin Broadrick (Godflesh), Kevin Hufnagel (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia, Vaura), James Plotkin (Atomsmasher, Khanate), iconAclass/deadverse (Dalek), Michael Hill (Tombs, King Generator), And Lee Bartow (Theologian, Navicon Torture Technologies).CD version available on Translation Loss Records. (Red Scroll Records #15)

KRANG - Bad Moon LP
From Chicago,IL Members of Expendable Youth, Securicor, Decay After Death, and Black September.Crawling out of the proverbial Bog of Eternal Stenchcore coincidentally also the name of Krang's debut 7_ they are back with more crusting stench that builds up form the corner of the room before exploding out of the speakers like battle worn worshiping crust metal, an all round hammering sound which brings an amalgamation of 80_s Stench and 90_s Crust of Sacrilege, Deviated Instinct, etc. Cover art work will be provided by the indomitable Halsey Swain, who notably has done work for Havok, Toxic Holocaust, Hellshock & more. (Sacred Plague Records #19)

PISS PISS PISS - Never Herd of Ambeix tape cassette
On the title track of Never Herd of Ambeix, Portland's Piss Piss Piss call out punk elitism, purposefully misspelling and mispronouncing the progenitors of crust punk. Acceptance is not an uncommon sentiment in punk, but a dressing down of the genre's litmus test ethos is interesting. Throughout the album, Piss Piss Piss clarify their perspective as they are also not interested in those who don't contribute and leech off of punk's image: "White Punx on Dope." Juxtaposed with "Never Heard of Ambeix," these themes seem to be at odds and illustrate a conundrum-how can you be inclusive while still being exclusive? Perhaps a truth of intention is all that they are looking for. Sonically, NHOA is straightahead D-beat-infused crust that was mastered by Audiosiege, and it fits together perfectly. The Northwest is a hotbed of bands of this ilk, and Piss Piss Piss easily join their ranks. (Sacred Plague Records #18)

IMPATIENCE - s/t Cassette Tape:
Precise, ferocious hardcore that loses none of its momentum for the fact that it's recorded very well. A Milwaukee band made up of people from Protestant and Enabler (among others), Impatience is playing a dark, pummeling variant of hardcore, a mix of hate filled east coast hardcore into an impassioned Midwestern assault-Like a fast and heavy Black Flag mixed with a Japanese version of Integrity. Heavy, fast, no art, just hardcore. (Sacred Plague Records #15)

NO CONFIDENCE - Keep Going Nowhere LP
Hardcore band based in Rome (Italy) with members of people involved for many years in the local HC scene. No Confidence started in late 2011 and, after some line up changes, in 2012 the band became what it is now, with Michele, Pompeo, Maurizio and Fabio. This is a great fucking record of 90's melodic hc/punk NJ style. For fans of Lifetime, Kid Dynamite or Paint it Black. (La Agonia De Vivir #30)

Minority of one are from Jerez (Spain). They are the same 5 guys that played for the classic youth crew band called Truth Through Fight for the last 10 years. This is their second recording, after a great debut demo 12". 16 songs of pure and honest melodic hardcore with lyrics about politics, PMA, skate, bodyboard, Cro-Mags and Side By Side. For fans of Good Riddance, Strike anywhere, Lifetime... (La Agonia De Vivir #29)

DUELO - s/t Discography 2012-2013 LP
This is melodic ultrafast anarchist hc/punk from Madrid (Spain). People from PIB, Decisión... This is their discography with their 3 demos(18 songs). Fro fans of Sin Dios, Rouse... (La Agonia De Vivir #27)

YUSUKE/DELOS - split 7"
Yusuke are form Usa and play dark noisy emoviolence, fucking awesome! Delos are the same guys of classic Louis Cyphre masters! They're from Germany and make great melodic screamoviolence. (La Agonia De Vivir #20)

KUOLEMA - Noise From The Sick City 7"
New ep by these pioneers of traditional old school finish propaganda hardcore, includes 9 tracks include a cover version of Terveet Kadet's "Vapaa Pohjola". Recorded in February 1983 with walde from Terveet Kadet on guitar. (Power It Up #19)

The Split 7" contains two new brutal tracks from belgium leading grinders Leng T'che the other side has two tracks from the canadian powerhouse Fuck The Facts. (Power It Up #99)

M:40 - Diagnos LP
New songs from the Lidköping crust/hardcore unit known as M:40. The band started back in 2002 over a totally improvised recording. Their second fullength, Historiens svarta vingslag, was released as CD in 2007 on Halvfabrikat Records. Since then the world has not quite been the same. A long time, bands such as Disfear, Tragedy and Totalt jävla mörker led the way of crust/punk entirely. As the summer of 2012 approaches, the tables will turn. M:40 are back with their third fullength, titled "Diagnos". Diagnos does not only gives us the brutal side of Disfear, the raw side of Tragedy, or even the fierce side of Totalt jävla mörker. Diagnos also proves that crustpunk can infact be diverse; in contrary to the before mentioned.Imagine yourself arriving at the barren no-man's land, with no way back to safety; warmth, love or affection. This is the soundtrack to that exact moment. (Power It Up #159)

MASSGRAVE - 5 Years Of Grinding Crust Core CD
Canada's Massgrave compile a collection of their first 6 vinyl releases on one cd. Their first ep "Survival of the Richest", their LP "People are the Problem", and split 7"s with Global Holocaust, Poser Disposer, Pretty Little Flower and Warfair? Massgrave play a brutal blend of early 90's style crust-core, and early death grind, often compared to Extreme Noise Terror and old Napalm Death. (Power It Up #96 CD)

NAILED DOWN - Resurrection 7"x3
After years in the warehouse we got the complete pressing from the never released triple 7" from vicious Australian head-grinders NAILED DOWN. Sixteen studio-recorded tracks of ultra-barbaric hardcore destruction. Previous releases on Profane Existence (Far East), Six Weeks, Spiral Objective, Homegrown, Power It Up, and more. The artwork is complete different to the CD release on First blood Family Records years ago. Nailed Down from down under have been going for quite some time now, and this is their newest release. They lay down the law with some absolutely unrelenting and pummeling hardcore, taking heavy influences from early '80s US hardcore, particularly Boston. In fact, they cover Negative FX's "Nuclear Fear". Although Nailed Down takes strong influences from early '80s Boston hardcore, it's not exactly in that style. The catchiness and hooks of those bands are substituted with blasting brutality, sort of like the way in which Infest was influenced by Boston hardcore. The noticeable exception being track 13, "You Tell Me" which is the catchiest song on the album. Either way, a really good album all around, and a good place to start if you are looking to check these guys out. (Power It Up #148)

Nailed Down with 4 new tracks of tradional old school hardcore/crust core, fucking great recordings. Ruido with 2 new thrash attacks. (Power It Up #7)

EXPIRE - Pretty Low LP
The Midwest's own Expire was excited to go back to Howl Street Recordings in Milwaukee, WI to record their new album, "Pretty Low." This record is the follow-up to Expire's B9 debut, "Pendulum Swings," which was released in May of 2012 and called "one of the best hardcore albums to be released this decade" by Rise HXC. They've been on the road almost non-stop over the last two years, with not even a hint of slowing down. Now available on colored vinyl. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Bridge Nine Records #211)

(restock) WINDHAND - s/t LP
Windhand takes apocalyptic blues, puts it into a punk bong, lights it with a sabbath lighter and exhales rad clouds made out of fuzzed out bliss...Windhand are way more than a band that you should be on the look out for, they are group of humans that will change the way your hear doom. ex - Facedowninshit and Alabama Thunder Pussy. (Forcefield Records #29)

(restock) EVIL CONDUCT - Oi! Scorchers LPx2
This 16 track double LP collection was compiled by the band as a greatest hits (so far). All the songs have been remastered from their original versions and come housed in a gatefold sleeve. (Six Feet Under Records #87)

Descriptions for 6/21/14

LOS CRUDOS - Cobardes 7"
Released in time for their recent Spain + London tour this 4 track EP contains 3 previously tracks released in compilations back on the day as well as a song only available on their discography CD. Basically, for those keeping tabs on CRUDOS discography this is a hard vinyl version of the flexi disc released in Brazil last year. All in all 4 manic hardcore punk tracks sung in Spanish reminding us that the 90's actually produced classic bands. (La Vida Es Un Mus #82)

NEO PUNKZ - Fascist Fuckerz 7"
Back in 1980, punk was all about nihilism and not giving a fuck. Young punks got themselves guitars and drums and started their own band. So did a bunch of them who hailed from Haarlem, the exact same place Jesus and the Gospelfuckers came from. They recorded 5 songs that sounded snotty and raw. Obviously they did not care a lot about good musicianship and quality recordings and that might be exactly why this is such a great record. Snottyness that sounds natural and not as ' wanna be' as a lot of bands these days. This is an essential record for people who like their punk raw and vicious. Comes with 8 page booklet including the never before printed lyrics as well as lots of never before used pictures of this young punkz. (La Vida Es Un Mus #79)

SUSPENSE - Murder with the Axe 7"
I remember getting a letter from one of the DISORDER members who asked me to re-record him the SUSPENSE ep, because the song ' Crazy Sod' got cut off before it ended. As a lot of punk bands, the NEO PUNKZ were influenced a lot by DISCHARGE (and not only musically) and in comparisation to the first ep, they sped up and had a distinct UK82 in sound (as well as their appearance). The subtitle of this record is; ' the end of the NEO PUNKZ , this is SUSPENSE'. They replaced one of the guitar players, recorded 3 fast songs and one longer and much slower one. Again, this is one of the milestones in Dutch punk history and boy, don't they look good in studs and leather. Essential. (La Vida Es Un Mus #80)

JUANITA Y LOS FEOS - Nueva Numancia LP
Third full length of JUANITA Y LOS FEOS from Madrid. Twelve new wave stompers clocking in at just over 30 minutes. Dark and catchy tunes reflect perfectly the current Spanish youth mood. Depressing and hopeless at times yet sarcastic and naïve. The production is sharp and the stunning female vocals take each track to pop heaven.Think a mix of The Fastbacks, The Go Go's, The Gun Club and X. Addictive sounds for Spanish Nueva Ola lovers. Split release with Beat Generation in Spain. (La Vida Es Un Mus #83)

HELLSHOCK - Low Men in Yellow Cloaks 7"
Newest e.p. from the masters of metal crust! A brand new 2 song crusher featuring their first "new" songs in over 5 years and first recordings with 2nd guitarist Ethan (guided cradle) - the tracks Enemy Within / Demons of Fire Continuing where they left off on their heavy crust crusade into oblivion with 2009's "they wait for you still" l.p.. both tracks are like a kick in the face, a pulverizing crush of gloom and metal fury that doesn't disappoint. Definitely worth the wait! - Covers printed on special tip-on sleeves with artwork by legendary Japanese artist "Sugi"- 1,000 pressed. (Black Water Records #48)

VIVID SEKT - From Ruin 7"
Three new tracks from Portland's very own "peace punks" - Now a 3 piece w/ Anya and Alex handling main vocal duties after the departure of Ian - these Female fronted thought provoking songs strike a similarity to Fuzzbox at times mixed in with influences of some of your favorite UK82 and peace punk bands (Fatal Microbes/The System/A Heads etc). Influences which they wear blatantly on their jackets, all the while managing to keep their own uniqueness and give a fresh take on a classic genre. The harmony of the dual vocals blended with the not overly distorted guitar lines of Alex (Arctic Flowers) and driving bass lines from Anya (Moral Hex) keep the melodies of each song strong and sincere while the energy of Greg's (Dog Soldier) drumming drives each track continuously forward. - This is their strongest release to date and a teaser of what's to come, hopefully it won't be too long... 500 pressed. (Black Water Records #54)

EU'S ARSE/IMPACT - split 7"
Official reissue of one of the most legendary and sought after splits in Italian hardcore history (second maybe to wretched/indigesti??) originally self-released by eu's arse in 1983 with 1,000 copies pressed. this reissue features the original layout including all the extra inserts and lyric sheets that have not been available in over 20 years! 11 tracks of raw and powerfully intense Italian hardcore clocking in at around 21 minutes. Starting with the eu's arse side you have 5 tracks of manic aggressive hardcore punk complete with the cracking voice and teenage angst that gives the singer an especially sincere sense of urgency, add to that the discharge-ish riffs and drumming similar to the early Swedish hardcore bands and it all comes together to create a atmosphere of complete hopelessness. Flipping it over you get the first recordings from one of the most legendary Italian hardcore bands, Impact. 6 tracks of pissed off fuzzed out hardcore in its purest form. This record laid the foundation for just about every Italian hardcore and punk band that came after them. An absolute classic! (Black Water Records #57)

EU'S ARSE - Lo Stato Ha Bisogno 7"
Official reissue of this 1982 classic. Their first e.p. originally released on their own "Nuova Fahrenheit" label and limited to 1,000 copies. Now officially reissued by Black Water Records making available for the first time in over 30 years one of the most sought after and legendary Italian hardcore records ever made! High energy ferocious Italian hardcore punk that helped lay the foundation for all the Italian hc punk bands to come after. Right from the start these songs have the rumblings of off the hook hardcore that explodes into the now classic punk from Italy that we know and love - "FUCK OFF WE ARE THE EU'S ARSE!!! 7 tracks in 10 minutes! - with insert! (Black Water Records #56)

LAKES - Carved Remains 7"
The follow up single to last years incredible 'Blood of the Grove' LP from Australian punk-punk group LAKES. One of the most exciting bands to emerge from the current Australian underground, LAKES features members of TEARGAS, TAX, ZOND, EASTLINK, and more. Taking influence from cult acts such as DEATH IN JUNE and CURRENT 93 and mixing the power and conviction of Crass Records era anarcho punk ala THE MOB - LAKES are the most realized offering from Australia to fit alongside the current international revival of the post-punk / gothic rock genres. Record comes shrinkwrapped and housed in a stark black and white cover with lush printed inner sleeve. (Nopatience Records #26)

FLESH WORLD - Planned Obsolescence 7"
Devastating noisy hardcore from Australia mixing classic USHC power with the intensity and aggression of Italian greats such as WRETCHED and INDIGESTI. This is the vinyl pressing of their cassette only EP from 2011, criminally overlooked and almost lost to time, a cult record in the making. Claustrophobic and chaotic, one of the most over looked Australian hardcore punk records of the last 5 years. Members of TEARGAS, PATHETIC HUMAN, THE ZINGERS, LAKES, RATSAK, and more. Record comes shrinkwrapped, on blood red vinyl, housed in a red and black jacket. (No Patience Records #23)

SLUDGE - Content LP
New release on yet another LVEUM sub-label. This is a split release with Crust War label from Osaka, Japan. If you need wholesale copies feel free to ask. We only have 300 copies. As you may already know most of the famous Japanese hardcore bands comes from the bigger city of Japan like Tokyo/Osaka/Nagoya but sometimes you can see there is a great band coming out from very countryside and this time SLUDGE is no exception. SLUDGE comes from Kinan/Wakayama Southwest Japan and it is always fascinating to see such an impressive band coming out from the rural and remote area. After several years of unknown activities the band released an demo cd-r and sold it at only few record shops which was the start of everything. Every people who happen to get the demo was blown away. Crust war had a chance to meet the members one day and asked if they wanted to release something and now this is the result. 10 tracks of total anarchic rawness and destructive mayhem played in traditional Japanese metalcore punk style with slightly crust and metal punk touch. Fans of GISM,ZOUO,later GHOUL, EFFIGY, DEMOLITION, TETSU- ARREY, G.A.T.E.S shouldn't miss this! (La Vida Es Un Mus/Mutacion Records #1)

WHO KILLED SPIKEY JACKET? - Beerstorm Trooper 7"
Boston's WKSJ returns for a follow up to their debut LP. Back with 3 originals, a re-recording of a favorite and all the beer, leather and adhesive as you would expect. Street punk revival? Don't insult them, spikey jacket is a way of life. (Headcount Records #15)

CRETINS - s/t 7"
Ah, CRETINS...the runts of the litter, one of Richmond's few remaining hardcorepunk bands in 2014. After unleashing a pummeling demo tape, CRETINS return with this six song EP - a barrage of rough, uncompromising HC punk drawing from the no-frills approach and raw power of golden era American hardcore. CRETINS are tight as nails on this EP, a wrecking machine fronted by a singer who's clearly mad at the fucking world. Throw this record on, drop out, and tune in to CRETINS. Artwork by Yecatl Peña of INSERVIBLES. (Grave Mistake/Vinyl Conflict Label #4)

Polish grind vs Polish post hardcore/doom. Suffering Mind blast out three tracks in their now classic fashion. Guantanamo Party Program puts one long track in vein of early Amen Ra, Cult Of Luna. 500 copies. Heavy foldover covers and insert, plus download code. (Halo of Flies Records #71)

RUINS/USNEA - split 7"
Germany vs Portland. There's also plenty of metallic riffs hidden in the song, along with shouted, semi-clean vox. Ruins create a glorious racket. Usnea follows with a flourish of post-metal. Heavy fast vs heavy slow. 1000 copies with recycled 'natural' stock covers, plus download code. (Halo Of Flies Records #70)

ABSOLUT - Punk Survival LP
Absolutely insane punk in the vein of Swedish and Japanese legends such as Anti-Cimex and Gauze! Everything about this new Toronto four-piece is over the top, from the loudspeaker vocals, to the completely chaotic drumming and the incomprehensible guitar work from the one and only Northern Intruder of Black Rock 'n' Rollers Midnight. With an extremely well-received demo tape out earlier this year, the band made sure to pull out all the stops to go even more out of control with its debut vinyl release, 'Punk Survival,' and do not disappoint one bit! Along with Kromosom, Nomad and Glam, ABSOLUT is out to keep punk as urgent as ever. (Electric Assault Records #4)

PARANOID - Destroy Future Less System 7"
5 tracks of brutal raw punk that blends Swedish hardcore/D-beat/Mangel/Japanese hardcore/old school metal into a style that can only be described as N.W.O.B.H.M..... Northern Winds of Brutal Hell Mangel! Members of Desperat, Electric Funeral, Warvictims, Brottskod 11 and more... Green vinyl(various shades), printed inner bag, pocket sleeve and sticker. (Konton Crasher Records #14 E)

Colored vinyl; includes download code! (No Idea Records #332)

I was raging through the last layout pieces of the "Partycrasher" album, getting inserts nice and tidy and the like. Busy times; lots of early mornings working while the world was all quiet (except for Europeans who were on the same schedule, haha). Anyhow I was in a fixed position and on this day I received not one, but two demos. I superstitiously worried that they would be awful and that I might be quizzed about this later. Regardless, I played one of them. Then I played it again, twisting the earphones a little tighter, turning it up another click. Hmmm... that one song reminds me of something... not overtly, but there's a vibe in there... is it... 1982 Psychedelic Furs?!? Ha! The next one up... now this one HAS to be awful, just to balance the Earth's axis. Nope, 30 seconds in I pause it. Jennifer needs to hear this one! And she said, "This sounds like something I'd listen to." DEAR LANDLORD, MEAN JEANS, BRUTAL KNIGHTS, and unhinged pop-punk in general? Yes please! Right then and there I decided that the fates had indeed aligned. I asked both bands on the spot if they would do a split. Both agreed without even hearing the other band... or even knowing the other band's name! A blind date between SUNSHINE STATE (Gainesville) and DEAD BARS (Seattle) was born! (Members of these bands have been guilty of involvement with Whiskey & Co., Big Eyes, and Against Me!). Colored vinyl; includes download code! (No Idea Records #340)

DEAD BARS - s/t 7"
Dead Bars was formed in 2013 by two drummers from New Jersey who met each other while both living in Seattle, WA. John Maiello and C.J. Frederick (ex- Big Eyes) have been playing drums in punk and hardcore bands for years, but it wasn't until John decided to step away from the kit and front his own band that he was finally able to embrace his love for fast, catchy, punk rock n' roll. Says John, "I don't really know how to play guitar. I remember reading about how the Ramones wrote 'Blitzkrieg Bop' in a couple hours on a guitar with two strings and I thought to myself 'I could probably do that." The band will be releasing both an EP and a split 7" with SUNSHINE STATE on No Idea in late spring 2014. Colored vinyl; includes download code! (No Idea Records #339)

US Pressing with bonus songs. After 12 years of existence and blasting ear drums all across Europe - LYCANTHROPHY unloads as a blasting unit from Czech are here to bring you a LP full of blazing grind punishment! This is the US Pressing for their sold out LP pressed in Europe, it features a Bonus Cover song from PHOBIA, that is exclusive to this release. Original LP artwork still intact, done by Jeff Sayers who tragically passed away and played in WASTEOID. This LP is packed with ultra fast blasting and is for those who enjoy the Short, Fast and Loud! (Give Praise Records #95)

JACK - Eberkoma 7_
JACK are back with their follow-up to 'Inhumanus.' Eberkoma continues on with this Hungarian based band's breed of blasting grindcore / crossover. Six new tracks of pummeling musical destruction complete with socially based lyrics, attacking the crumbling world that surrounds us. This will appeal to fans of PHOBIA, NAPALM DEATH, TERRORIZER, and EXTREME NOISE TERROR - drawing off those influences to combine a mix of grindcore, death metal, and hardcore. Limited to 300 on red vinyl! (Give Praise Records #114)

AGE OF WOE/100 YEARS - split 7"
Both located in Sweden - this is a brutal and filthy mixture of hardcore infused metal. Tinged with feelings of punk and noise blasts. Age Of Woe is fresh off their full length, bringing end of the world blasting metal to the table. Feelings of d-beat and anger balance out this masterful track. 100 Years bring a metal / punk noise barrage to the table and offer up a equal piece to this aggression fueled puzzle. 100 Years features members of Dia Psalma, Snake Storm, and Satureye. Limited to 500 on red vinyl! (Give Praise Records #113)

After two year of waiting the new recordings from both bands are finally available. Phobia bring us 8 new tunes in their traditional vein of grindcore, typical vokills from shane the pain and a fucking rough production. Awesome stuff. The flipside contains 7 blistering grindattacks from Gadget. The final recordings were mastered by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer and several other gods) It comes with a noble gatefold Sleeve on 300g and heavyweight 180 g vinyl. (Power It Up Records #100)

KRUSH - s/t CD
About 21 tracks of furious D-beat Grindcore in the vein of the 3D's (Disrupt, Disfear and Disgust) and of course ancient Napalm Death & Extreme Noise Terror. After 3 years in the work, several recordingsessions, we got the final product and of course, the recordings so fucking brutal and tight. But these tracks are extremely aggressive and in your face,these 21 tracks are the best crustcore / D-beat stuff in the last years for sure. The frantic dual vocals really add tons of aggression, and you will love the deeper voice. It doesn't matter if they do a two minute long crust song or a forty second long grind tune; they deliver the goods!!!!! Absolutely!! The LP and CD comes in a nice coverartwork. (Power It Up Records #80 CD)

The Entrails Masscre side contains 4 new grind attacks, mastered from Pluto Poserslaugther at Vintage Mastering. Artwork are from Jasper (Infected Arts). The Proletar contains 4 new grind eruptions recorded in Februar this year.Artwork done by Morbid Death Art. (Power It Up Records #182)

JIGSORE TERROR - World End Carnage - LP
Ripping grind intensity from members of general surgery and birdflesh, you can pretty much know what to expect from this grim outfit. Repulsion-meets-terrorizer knee deep in guts and distortion. Features guest back-up vocals from dan swano. (Power It Up Records #48)

JIGSORE TERROR/SUPPOSITORY - split 7" picture disc
Three live tracks each band, recorded live at the GIANTS OF GRIND Festival # 2 in 2005, in an awesome quality. Limited to 500 copies. (Power It Up Records #35)

CANDY HEARTS - All The Ways You Let Me Down LP
Candy Hearts is excited to announce their forthcoming new album "All The Ways You Let Me Down." This 11-song album is the highly-anticipated follow-up to their critically-acclaimed debut from Bridge Nine subsidiary Violently Happy Records. This new full-length is sure to please any fan of Candy Hearts' previous work and any fan of pop-punk persuasion. Now available on colored vinyl. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Bridge Nine Records #210)

BANE - Don't Wait Up LP
BANE have been a mainstay of the hardcore scene for almost 20 years, putting out hard-hitting classics like Holding This Moment (1998), It All Comes Down to This (1999), Give Blood (2001), and The Note (2005). Now, this longtime Equal Vision Records band will release their fourth and final full-length album, Don't Wait Up, on May 13. The bittersweet announcement of the forthcoming final album comes nearly twenty years after BANE's first release, which led the band on countless tours and earned them widespread respect for being one of the hardest working bands in the business. Since their inception in 1995, BANE has toured all across the world countless times and has released three full-length albums, several 7"s and compilation releases. (Equal Vision Records #281)

(restock).....IRON REAGAN - Demo 2012 LP
These are the final copies of the LP. Once sold out then it is out of print. LP version of the tape that Tank Crimes released. Iron Reagan has members of Municipal Waste and Darkest Hour. 1500 pressed and all hand numbered with no repressing planned. Featuring 5 songs... one side with music and the other side is etched. (Clearview Records #57)

MUNICIPAL WASTE and TOXIC HOLOCAUST, the two bands that brought Thrash back from the punk basements to the big stage, together on one record! Two tracks each, exclusive to this vinyl split and amazing cover art by Andrei Bouzikov too. Speed Metal Punx! (Tank Crimes Records #59)

(restock).....SNOB - s/t 7"
From Vancouver B.C. these punks recorded their 8 brutal hardcore punk tracks and dubbed them onto a few demo tapes. It wasn't long before they agreed to make sure these angst filled songs were pressed on vinyl for your listening pleasure. This band is mean, frantic and loaded with aggression. Each track is delivered with some pissed off vocals, spastic drums, blaring riffs and some of best driving bass lines. It's LOUD, it's PUNK, it's SNOB and they've had a bad day! One time pressing of 500 on black. (Mata La Musica Discos #11)

(restock) YOB - Catharsis LP
The first ever Yob vinyl. Classic Pacific NW doom trio. Legendary band in their own right that has inspired many people and musicians. New art by Santos. Looks and sounds killer. Crazy looking black and white blended vinyl. (Kreation Records #17)

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NUCLEARHAMMER - Serpentine Hermetic Lucifer LPx2
The album opens with a sprawling nine-minute track of atmospheric bestiality-the persistent and repetitive nature of which immediately casts a disorienting, hypnotic shroud upon the listener before culminating in a swirling and surreal display of the variegated hues of cataclysmic Luciferian splendor. Filling the interstitial spaces between the band's hypnotic and opaque deathscapes are otherworldly electronic drone interludes punctuated by convulsive outbursts of Death/Grind violence such that the entire album dilates and contracts with cosmic grandeur. (Nuclear War Now Records #260)

Due to another band recently releasing music as Wet, they have decided to change their name to Strange Wilds, a song from their demo. Olympia, Washington's STRANGE WILDS debut with this 4-song EP, ushering in a whirlwind of neck breaking rhythms laced with stop-on-a-dime tempo changes and nausea induced howls. Comprising of members from previous acts such as Sixes, Cult Ritual, Outlook and others, STRANGE WILDS continues the onslaught and doesn't hesitate to deliver their first lethal blow to fracture the collective skull of what today may be arbitrarily referred to as "Hardcore Punk", leaving you in a delirious frenzy, sorting through the unrecognizable pulp to pick up the fragments like Jackie Kennedy in the moments of denial just before the heartbreak set in. Don't be an idiot. Just let it go. Recorded and engineered by the careful hand of Capt. Trips Ballsington with artwork executed in house by Dan Rossiter, the record comes in a full color tri-panel fold with insert. (Inimical Records #37)

P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. - Hit And Run 7"
Two new studio tracks recorded at a studio in Sweden during the 2012 winter Euro tour...blazing, shredding, songs of intense Portland punk rock and roll. (Doomtown Records #9)

Originally due for release in 1986, this gem was held back for 28 long years. A fire destroyed the offices of Cold Harbour Records taking the vinyl masters with it! Fortunately a copy was given to the band but has never seen vinyl until now. Releasing records on both MORTARHATE and ALL THE MADMEN Records, FLOWERS IN THE DUSTBIN has shared stages throughout the 1980's with CRASS, THE MOB, POISON GIRLS, and RUBELLA BALLET. This long awaited full length is limited to 500 copies and packaged beautifully in hand screened covers. (Puke N Vomit/Freaks Run Wild Records #11)

NUNSLAUGHTER - Angelic Dread CDx2
At long last, NUNSLAUGHTER return with their first full-length studio album in seven years (and fourth overall), Angelic Dread! The epitome of "highly anticipated," Angelic Dread is the fullest, fiercest realization of the eternal NUNSLAUGHTER aesthetic: "Devil Metal" to the bitter and bloody end. This American Metal outfit create concise, catchy, and caustic anthems to anti-religion and supernatural horror, combining the best and most belligerent elements of death metal and hardcore punk. It's no wonder that NUNSLAUGHTER have a diehard cult following around the world, all of whom consume the band's seemingly endless tornado of vinyl releases. But here, the band have delivered 15 of their most potent tracks ever, all fresh cuts, and have rendered them in a production that's rounded yet absolutely ripping. To celebrate this monumental release, HELLS HEADBANGERS will be including a bonus CD/LP that comprises 16 songs previously available only on 7" vinyl, but re-recorded in a most crushing manner, thus making Angelic Dread the ultimate NUNSLAUGHTER statement! (Hell's Headbangers Records #124 CD)

SACROCURSE (Morbosidad) - Unholier Master CD
Hot on the heels of their internationally acclaimed Sulphur Blessing demo, black/death barbarians SACROCURSE deliver their highly anticipated debut album, Unholier Master. Much like that debut demo, Unholier Master sees scene veteran Zolrak Montes - most known for Nodens and Unholier, but also a former member of Morbosidad and Obeisance - joined by Turkey's Godslaying Hellblast, unleashing one furious, fiery barrage of bestiality after another, their surging onslaught whipping the listener into a diabolical possession. But here, SACROCURSE receive the properly crushing production their maniacal metal so deserves: robust and rounded, full yet feral, highlighting the red-eyed and rabid performances rendered by Zolrak and company. Immediately memorable from beginning to bloody end, Unholier Master proves who the new masters are... (Hell's Headbangers Records #123 CD)

CENTURIAN - Choronzonic Chaos Gods CD
Originally released in 1999, HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present a well-earned reissue of CENTURIAN's classic debut album, Choronzonic Chaos Gods. Very aptly titled, Choronzonic Chaos Gods is a veritable vortex of chaos magick executed with military precision. CENTURIAN at this stage could accurately be described as "death metal," but the ever-cyclonic, ever-coiling whirlwinds unleashed by the band take on a form more supernatural than physical. As such, CENTURIAN's debut album found much favor with the black metal faithful at the time, as well as those who held hope for a flagging death metal scene; not for nothing was it released by the esteemed Full Moon Productions label. Now, HELLS HEADBANGERS unleashes Choronzonic Chaos Gods, out of print for years, on CD and, for the first time ever, vinyl LP. Reap the whirlwind! (Hell's Headbangers Records #91 CD)

CENTURIAN - Of Purest Fire CD
Originally released in 1997, HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present a well-earned reissue of CENTURIAN's sole demo, Of Purest Fire. Very aptly titled, CENTURIAN's introduction to the world is a veritable conflagration of occult energy and seared-black death metal battery. Although the band would find acclaim in the metal scene with their subsequent debut album, Choronzonic Chaos Gods, it was here with Of Purest Fire where CENTURIAN were at their rawest and most hungry, not to mention their most blackened, with cult covers of early Morbid Angel and Inquisitor underlinining this point in no uncertain terms; not for nothing was it later released on CD by the esteemed Full Moon Productions label. Now, HELLS HEADBANGERS unleashes Of Purest Fire, out of print for years, on CD and, for the first time ever, vinyl MLP. Reap the whirlwind! (Hell's Headbangers Records #90 CD)

NOCTURNAL GRAVES - ...From The Bloodline Of Cain CD
After a three-year hiatus, NOCTURNAL GRAVES return from a morbid slumber with ...From the Bloodline of Cain. Before they broke up in 2010, NOCTURNAL GRAVES were at the forefront of a fertile Australian underground metal scene that ably mainlined the best elements of black, death, and thrash. With ...From the Bloodline of Cain, the Oz commando show that their first run was no fluke, and are back with a bloody vengeance. In many ways, NOCTURNAL GRAVES' present can be best described as the perfect synthesis of ancient South American and German styles - fierce and fiery, incensed and enraged, and eternally thrusting with violence & force - but with a immediately ingraining songwriting acumen that's second to none. These songs will get in your head, and FAST, and compel you to destroy everything/anything within striking range: this is ...From the Bloodline of Cain! (Hell's Headbangers Records #116 CD)

PROFANATICA - Thy Kingdom Cum CD
Profaners of the pure, defilers of Dog's creation, fornicators upon the altar: PROFANATICA return with their most vile and virulent creation yet, Thy Kingdom Cum. As one of earliest American black metal bands, during the dark 'n' bloody days of the early 1990s, PROFANATICA set out upon a course of utter blasphemy and barbaric primitivism, then retreating into the shadows as a cult icon, only to be resurrected years later once the black metal scene had finally caught up with their invention/degradation. When they returned, with Profanatitas de Domonatia in 2007, the signature PROFANATICA sound was firmly in place, and yet masters Paul Ledney and John Gelso continued to challenge themselves and push this pulsing primitivism to uncharted waters of sin 'n' sickness. Three years later, Disgusting Blasphemies Against God pushed the envelope even further - and yet three more years, and now Thy Kingdom Cum absolutely desecrates that envelope. Tense, veritgo-inducing riffing from Gelso malforms minds while Ledney's charred-black throat vomits forth visions only PROFANATICA can create/desecrate. This is BLACK METAL incarnate, and then black metal DEFIED/DEFILED. Let the juices flow across Thy Kingdom Cum... (Hell's Headbangers Records #113 CD)

OCTOBER 31 - The Fire Awaits You CD
At long last, OCTOBER 31's classic debut album, The Fire Awaits You, is seeing a long-overdue reissue, courtesy of the band's new label home, HELLS HEADBANGERS. Released in 1997 to a small yet fervent throng, OCTOBER 31's The Fire Awaits You saw DECEASED vocalist/drummer King Fowley team up with bassist Jim Hunter (WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, TWISTED TOWER DIRE) and guitarist Brian Williams to create a rollicking ride of horror-themed heavy metal. Classic metal songwriting is the order of the day here, as the band ably sweep from speed metal surge to NWOBHM-inspired melodicism to occasionally an epic metal moment or two. At the forefront are King Fowley's clear 'n' commanding vocals, as the erstwhile DECEASED frontman decided to use a cleaner register that lost none of his trademark bite. Amended to this new edition is the band's first demo, Voyage to Infinity from '96, as well as tribute covers of IRON MAIDEN and OZZY OSBOURNE. Finally, The Fire Awaits You! (Hell's Headbangers Records #106 CD)

CEMETERY LUST - Orgies Of Abomination CD
One of HELLS HEADBANGERS latest unearthings from metal's dirtiest underground, CEMETERY LUST present their highly anticipated debut for the label, Orgies of Abomination. Following on from their cult debut Screams of the Violated, soon to be reissued by HELLS HEADBANGERS, Orgies of Abomination sees these Portland sleaze-bangers perfecting their vile, violent craft. Fittingly titled, Orgies of Abomination is a veritable smorgasbord of lyrical depravity, ably backed up by filthy, feral thrash metal that equally nods to '80s German proto-black, San Francisco speed metal, and even South American proto-death, all done with devilish glee. These songs stick in your head, and then CEMETERY LUST explodes right out of it, cremating all party-thrash pretenders. Right from the beginning until the bloody end, CEMETERY LUST demand you partake in Orgies of Abomination! (Hell's Headbangers Records #119 CD)

OCTOBER 31 - Meet Thy Maker CD
To coincide with the reissue of the band's classic The Fire Awaits You debut, HELLS HEADBANGERS is reissuing OCTOBER 31's celebrated second album, Meet Thy Maker. Originally released in 1999, Meet Thy Maker saw DECEASED vocalist/drummer King Fowley once again command his troops onward to heavy metal glory, this time with an even darker and more epic aspect. Much of this can be credited to the addition of Kevin Lewis on rhythm guitar, allowing original guitarist Brian "Hellstorm" Williams to work his magic on lead guitar, with the lo-end anchored as always by Jim Hunter (WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, TWISTED TOWER DIRE). Capped off by an emblematic cover of SAXON's "Power And The Glory" that they nearly make their own, Meet Thy Maker is truly the album where OCTOBER 31 solidified their unbending, still-enduring aesthetic. With this reissue, HELLS HEADBANGERS - the new label home of OCTOBER 31 - adds 1998's Visions of the End EP along with four live/demo bonus tracks. Classic heavy metal never goes out of fashion, so time to Meet Thy Maker! (Hell's Headbangers Records #107 CD)

MIND - Save Yourself From Hell CD
MIND was formed in Berlin, Germany back in 1995 by Dzuma (ex-Toxic Bonkers, ex-Homomilitia, and recently the vocalist for Extreme Noise Terror) and Arek (Ebola). Over the years, the band has produced a variety of releases through underground and DIY labels, including the 1997 Inner Weakness 10", the New Homes For The Rich 5" EP, 2001's ...your own business LP and split 7" releases with Distress and Inward. After over a decade of silence from MIND, the now multinational Polish/German duo returns, stronger than ever, with the crushing sounds of their third album, Save Yourself From Hell. With eight enraged new furious punk crust tracks in the vein of Doom, Extreme Noise Terror, Disrupt and early Toxic Bonkers, Save Yourself From Hell is a killer, modern take on a classic and influential genre. The album also includes iconic guest appearances by UK crust/grind vocalists Dean Jones of Extreme Noise Terror and Denis Boardman of Doom. (Self Made God Records #117 CD)

PSYCHO - Chainsaw Priest CD
Old-school Boston grindcore/punk act, PSYCHO, is back with the band's first new full-length release in over twenty-two years! New England scene veterans Johnny X, Charlie Infection and Mike, return with "Chainsaw Priest", the fourth PSYCHO album amidst the band's extensive discography. Cranking out seventeen new tracks in under twenty-nine minutes, this is fast and fierce grindpunk of the stripped-down, frantic variety. Diehards of other legendary grind acts including AGATHOCLES, S.O.B., BLOOD, UNSEEN TERROR, UNHOLY GRAVE and ROT can't miss out on "Chainsaw Priest"! PSYCHO has been shredding their way through the population since 1981. Formed as a punk band, the material simply grew faster and more extreme until it became the high-speed grind/thrash mutation their extensive discography of EPs, splits and albums reflects, never following current trends nor trying to make it sound technical. The band's discography stretches back to 1982 with the release of their debut 12" "8 Song EP". One year later they released "Son Of 8 Song" EP, three years later the debut LP, "Hosebags From Hell", and two years later the follow-up "You Love Us... You Hate Us..." LP. Several EPs and splits with Anal Cunt, Agathocles, Meat Shits, Out Cold, Rot, Nasum and more would drop throughout the '90s. After a twelve year stretch of silence, in 2008 PSYCHO released a double LP collection of early studio recordings as well as a self-titled CD/DVD. Selfmadegod released their "The Grind Years" compilation CD in 2010, after which the band dropped two limited 7" EPs before setting up to record their first new LP in over two decades, "Chainsaw Priest". (Self Made God Records #118

GRIDLINK - Longhena CD
The end game, the final unit. The last GRIDLINK record. Recorded over five days in Kyoto, Japan, "Longhena" is a twenty-three minute grindcore opus made real through the emotional ferocity and painstaking calculation of Jon Chang (DISCORDANCE AXIS), Bryan Fajardo (PHOBIA, PLF, KILL THE CLIENT, NOISEAR), Takafumi Matsubara (DISCORDANCE AXIS, HAYAINO DAISUKI) and Teddy Patterson (BURNT BY THE SUN, HUMAN REMAINS, HAYAINO DAISUKI). Awe-inspiring musicianship, landscapes of shred, atonal and melodic at once, blast-beat hypermania and vocals screamed from the bottom of a personal and illustrated hell. This is the one you've been waiting for. The one that makes the body ache. "Longhena" is for anyone sick with melancholy, and those who wish to obliterate the world with music. Grind 2.0 Featuring guest vocals from Paul Pavlovich of ASSUCK. (Self Made God Records #100 CD)

ASS TO MOUTH - Degenerate CD
The long-awaited second full length from Wroclaw, Poland's maniacal grindcore tacticians ASS TO MOUTH. "Degenerate" is the band's first release to feature new vocalist Kuba, formerly of other volatile grind acts SELFHATE, PARRICIDE and TOXIC BONKERS. The twenty-track "Degenerate" harnesses a relentless half-hour of grindcore ferocity with a jagged, punk-fueled approach, recorded, mixed and mastered at Hellsound/Soundscope Studio in Wroc_aw. Strongly recommended for fans of SQUASH BOWELS, JIG-AI, BLOOD DUSTER, NEUROPATHIA, PARRICIDE and the likes. (Self Made God Records #115 CD)

The split CD between Swedish USURPRESS and international grindcore unit BENT SEA is out now! USURPRESS side includes 3 brand new songs recorded March 2013 with producer Erik Sundström. Pure d-beat/crust fueled Swedish death metal. understanding for all kinds of dark and aggressive underground music. USURPRESS calls their music "death crust" as they write short, aggressive songs based around wierd, dissonant death metal riffs and raw, primitive d-beat drumming. Cover artwork of their side is once again done by Rafal Kruszyk (INTERMENT, HOODED MENACE, DECEASED, PAGANIZER, ENTRAILS). BENT SEA 8-song material was recorded sometime in 2012/2013 with line-up: Dirk Verbeuren (SOILWORK, ABORTED) - drums, guitar, Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, LOCK UP, BRUJERIA) - bass, Sven De Caluwe (ABORTED) - vocals. The band plays short and furious grindcore in the vein of NAPALM DEATH, REPULSION, TERRORIZER with some non-grindcore influences such as GODFLESH, BLACK LUNG, SCORN, ENDVRA. (Self Made God Records #111 CD)

The Spaniards from NASHGUL have just released their post-"El Dia Despues Al Fin De La Humanidad" material on one CD. "Obey"compiles songs from the splits with P.L.F. and MALPRACTICE INSURANCE plus some previously unreleased ones. The songs were recorded during one recording session September/November 2011 at Bonham Studios (A Coruña). This is pure blasting grindcore in the vein of NASUM, LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER, TERRORIZER and the likes! Artwork by Luis Sendon. Grind as fuck! (Self Made God Records #114 CD)

AGATHOCLES - Black Clouds Determinate CD
Selfmadegod Records has started the reissue series of complete AGATHOCLES catalog including full length studio releases. "Black Clouds Determinate" is the second album to see the light of day back in 1994. The 2013 re-release has been remastered for a louder, fuller and heavier result as well as features totally revamped artwork and layout. The 17-song CD includes the song "Until it Bleeds" that comes from the same April 1994 session at famous Soundshape Studios. This song was not released on the first CD pressing of the album. "Black Clouds Determinate" sounds like a mix of raw old school grind/noisepunk and the most filthy raw fast death metal. Also, it's the recording where AGATHOCLES used the most pitch shifted voice on it! It's a classic of grindcore! (Self Made God Records #102 CD)

ANTIGAMA - Zeroland CD
Polish tremendous quartet Antigama takes another step forward with its third full length album "Zeroland" delivering extremely creative and diverse combination of various aggressive music styles. On this nine-song album the Warsaw powerhouse allows the listener to experience immeasurable number of speed light blasts, disharmonic grind and experimental noise. The creation gives the most intricate, dynamic and innovative sound of the genre. Manic drumming, heavy distorted guitars, gorgeous vocals and shrieks are inarguable trademarks of Antigama. Complex and twisted grind, forward thinking metal - avantgrind! Without a doubt, Poland's Antigama offers some of the most sick and innovative grindcore we have heard in years. Furiously fast and pissed yet at times mind-blowingly technical, Antigama splices raw, old-school grind stylings with cinematic jump-cuts creating a maelstrom of sheer fury and mathematical precision. (Self Made God Records #21 CD)

Herman is dirty. Herman is rabid. Herman is raging with a will to destroy all in its path. "Too Late For Peace" contains 15 songs of old-school, ear blasting grind/crust, surging with maniacal speed and aggression. The disc also features three classic cover songs: "Rags To Rich's" from DOOM, "Multinational Corporations" and "Instinct Of Survival" from NAPALM DEATH, and contains members of THIRD DEGREE and ANTIGAMA. Herman Rarebell is perfect answer to good old fashioned grind/crust typical for bands like NAPALM DEATH, TERRORIZER, DOOM, REPULSION, DEFECATION, EXTREME NOISE TERROR. Additionally this is 3-inch disc release with excellent packaging. "Too Late For Peace" is the soundtrack to your suicide - get ready for the ultimate destruction. (Self Made God Records #23 CD)

Dissect with 3 new crust core attacks recorded in summertime 2004 and los rezios bring us 4 new raw hardcore punk tracks. (Power It Up Records #37)

That's right dudes, a fuckin'bomb will be dropped !!!! A killer 7'' will be released. Two songs from each band. A medley and a song from Total fuckin chaos album on the DK side and two unreleased songs on Simbiose side. (Power It Up Records #69)

The full length 7" EP contains eight unreleased gore grind tracks, including two coverversions from Electro Hippies and Vermin( swe). These Cover artwork complete the series of three cover. The other parts of these whole picture are the Embalming Theatre/ Haemorrhage split EP and the split 7" Embalming Theatre/ Putrescence. (Power It Up Records #192)

EMBALMING THEATRE - The World is a Stage...for Murder! LP
Third full length from these prolific Swiss grinders. A great followup to the HORMONES.... MCD, a bit more aggressive but keeping up the dark melody introduced recently. 19 tracks of insane grind. (Power It Up Records #61)

EMBALMING THEATRE - Exquisite Cadaveric Hormon Cocktails LP
The new LP contains on side a eleven songs from their mcd on no escape records, the flipside has nine unreleased tracks of high speed grindcore. (Power It Up Records #40)

The Split EP contains 3 new gory grind attacks from Embalming Theatre and 3 tracks from netherlands thrash/grind outfit number one. The complete pressing is limited to 400 copies. Regular version is limited to 300 copies in solid black vinyl. (Power It Up Records #152)

The Split EP contains 3 new gory grind attacks from Embalming Theatre and 2 tracks from netherlands gore/grind outfit number one. The complete pressing is limited to 400 copies. Regular version is limited to 300 copies in solid black vinyl. (Power It Up Records #158)

100 DEMONS - s/t LP
Connecticut has always been a breeding ground for heavy and menacing music. After five years of progression, 100 Demons rose to the forefront of that influential Connecticut hardcore community. Sicker, meaner and outright harder than any of their contemporaries, 100 Demons truly is as heavy as they come. Now available on colored vinyl. (Deathwish Records #135)

(restock) GHOUL - Hang Ten 10" (Record Store Day Release)
In recognition of that holiest of holy days, Record Store Day, the masked mutants in GHOUL are releasing Hang Ten, a limited edition six-song (mostly) instrumental 10_ EP. Featuring guest vocals from Tony Foresta (MUNICIPAL WASTE, IRON REAGAN) as Henchman #1 and the inimitable R.A. MacLean (ex-DEADBOLT) as Kreeg, alongside Digestor, Cremator, Fermentor, Dissector and The Moron Cavern-Shackled Choir. Surely an anomaly in GHOUL's catalog, the EP features songs written exclusively in their unique brand of surf metal the quartet has previously only dabbled in. Hang Ten picks up right where Transmission Zero left off, relaying the tale of a Creepsylvania in tatters, and the terrible power struggle that ensues between two vicious motorcycle gangs. Hang Ten was recorded by Salvador Raya at Earhammer Studios in Oakland (birthing home of Splatterhash,Splatterthrash and Transmission Zero), mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering and sports cover art by Sean Aaberg of Pork Magazine. (Tank Crimes Records #76)

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