Descriptions for 5/18/19
S.F.N - Electric Fence LP
This is the final release of Wisconsin brutality unit SxFxN, which includes six final tracks and collection of earlier recordings documenting their output since 2006. SxFxN was one of the few bands that took up the speed and fury of powerviolence, but did it with an originality and ferocity that was unmatched. Not unlike HATRED SURGE or IRON LUNG. Totally brutal and honest fast hardcore. One time pressing of 400 copies, with gatefold poster and download code. Includes six previously unreleased tracks, and remastered/rearranged songs from the Fouled Nest Demo, Itching 7", split with In Disgust, and the Terminal Sedation recording. (625 Productions #260)
HARAM - Where Were You on 9/11 7"
"Where Were You on 9/11" is a natural and mature extension of HARAM's distinctive sound, finds them at their most direct, political, and personal. Surging hardcore, interwoven with Nader's alternately soaring and guttural vocals, make for four of their best tracks yet. Hand-silkscreened in NYC with artwork by the band and lyrics printed in both Arabic and English. (Toxic State #38)
L.O.T.I.O.N. - World Wide W.E.B. LP
When I wrote about Rakta's latest album a few weeks ago I noted how the artwork stoked my anticipation, subtly signaling a big step forward for the band. One could say the same thing about World Wide W.E.B., as the murky, DOS-green color scheme of L.O.T.I.O.N.'s earlier vinyl releases has given way to something much more sophisticated and eye-catching. I can't stop staring at the cover of this record. While there are clear influences (namely Soldier of Fortune magazine and the Terminator movies), they're combined in a fresh and exciting way and executed flawlessly. The music is no less gripping. While L.O.T.I.O.N.'s tracks on the split with Scumputer were a wash of grey, World Wide W.E.B. sounds dense, dynamic, and powerful. There's so much to love here-the inventive beats and rhythms, the catchy guitar and bass riffs, the grossly distorted vocals, and how they can all blend into one of the most punishing all-out assaults in my record collection-and each track combines these elements in a new and exciting way. While some songs recall the nightmare sounds of out-there industrial groups like S.P.K. or Whitehouse, others veer into the dance-y (I.C.B.M.) and even the anthemic ("Unplugged"). I'm a sucker for big, ambitious artistic statements, and World Wide W.E.B. not only swings for the fences, but knocks the ball out of the park. (Toxic State Records #39)
CRONANDER - Trapped LP/CD/Cassette
Oakland, CA's Cronander is a relatively new band but their roots have run deep in the California punk scene for over 2 decades. Initially formed about 20 years ago and weathering a very long hiatus, this album is finally a reality. Having drawn comparisons to Poison Idea, RKL and Agent Orange, Cronander's primary punk/hardcore style also pulls from skaterock, thrash, heavy rock and NWOBHM influences, creating an angry and blistering delayed youthful sound. Cronander is Jamie and Grande from Annihilation Time, vocalist Klint from Oakland's Strung Up and drummer Clint (yes, two Clints!) from ANS, Deathgrave, Isotope etc. This album features original art by Clint and Shaun Filley, and was mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound. LP and CD digipak come w/lyric sheet and additional artwork, LP comes with digital download. LP limited to 250 copies, don't miss out on this rager of a record! Split release on Annihilate!/Lummox Records. (Annihilate! Records #6)
GAME - No One Wins LP
At long last, the follow up to 2017's "Who Will Play?" flexi has materialised in the form of "No One Wins" on the LP format. With influences and membership that span the world of hardcore punk, both stylistically and geographically, this platter sports 10 tracks of pummeling hardcore punk that incorporates metallic elements drawn from the near and far reaches of mid 80s international hardcore and thrash to the simplicity of domestic HC pestilence. Blended with a great finesse that is both tasteful and potent - which seems to be a rare feat to attain this day and age - and buttressed by a top notch mastering job by the great Arthur Rizk (SHIT "What Do You Stand For," Impalers "Cellar Dweller", Power Trip 'Nightmare Logic') which only feeds the fire that is the base of these already enormous tracks. GAME is the conduit. Relatively new but sending sickening sounds into the New Wave of British Hardcore collective, decimating any and all willing to be destroyed. Seek further advice on Game's sound via the precedent set by Gastunk, Celtic Frost, Sacrilege, Death Side, and the Execute. Members of Arms Race, Fucked Up, Career Suicide, Shrapnel, Violent Reaction and Subdued. Each record comes in a UV gloss jacket adorned with a stunning collaborative art effort by Nicky Rat, Jack Sabbat and Taketo Ikegami along with a risograph insert. (Beach Impediment #39)
AS SAHAR - Primitively Eastern Winds '93 LP
In Southeast Asia, the island of Singapore served as an incubator for a clandestine infestation of black death that gave rise to such revered cults as Impiety and Abhorer. Several others toiled in the shadows, mostly secluded from a culture that viewed their existence as a social disease. Among this group was As Sahar, an obscure three-piece entity. As Sahar's first full demo, "Primitively Eastern Winds," was recorded over two days in October of 1993 at Freeway Studio and released on cassette later that year, originally in 200 units. "Primitively Eastern Winds" has mostly languished in obscurity, but Nuclear War Now! seeks to refocus deserved attention on it with this reissue on twelve-inch vinyl format with remastered audio by James Plotkin for optimal sound quality. (Nuclear War Now Records #430)
HERXHEIM - Cultivating Throne of Fur demo tape cassette
This demo of Mephistic death metal is spiritually inspired by its own ancestors in old Abruptum, "Dawn of Satan's Millennium"-era Beherit, demo-era Mordor, Order From Chaos, Treblinka, and Sodom's "Obsessed by Cruelty." Consisting of four full death knells, all of which are commingled among shorter instrumental and ambient interludes, "Cultivating Throne of Fur" offers a cryptic reveal of Herxheim's unconventional strain of death metal. (Nuclear War Now #445)
DEPARTURE CHANDELIER - Antichrist Rise to Power LP
Although comprised of members of Akitsa and Ash Pool, Departure Chandelier is wholly unique in style and substance and bears little overt resemblance to either of those projects. Compositionally, one hears the heavy influence of Bathory and other seminal acts overwritten by the sound of classic French black metal. The juxtaposition between the lean, stripped down essence of the recording with the ornate and complex melodies and florid compositional accents is a perfect complement to the album's boldly unique detail of the Napoleonic era. (Nuclear War Now Records #401)
SABBAT - Sabbat tape cassette
SABBAT - Born by Evil Blood tape cassette
SABBAT - Desecration tape cassette
SABBAT - The Devil's Sperm is Cold tape cassette
SABBAT - The Seven Deadly Sins tape cassette
The second installment in NWN's Sabbatical Cassettormentorture Series includes Sabbat's first five EPs, each in its own edition and featuring the original cover artwork and layouts that pay homage to the classic tape releases from Combat and Neat Records. This aesthetic touch is particularly fitting given the band's early primary inspiration from Venom, a pillar in the roster of Neat Records. Venom's influence is obvious on these five recordings, which include the self-titled "Sabbat" EP (1985), "Born by Evil Blood" (1987), "Desecration" (1988), "The Devil's Sperm Is Cold" (1989), and "The Seven Deadly Sins" (1990). Given the rarity of the original vinyl versions of each EP, with only 300 units of each pressed, these cassettes serve to once again make available some of the most admired recordings from the one and only legends of Sabbatical Blacking Metal. (Nuclear War Now #441 TP/442 TP/443 TP/444 TP)
MIDNIGHT - Shox Of Violence LP shaped picture disc
NOTE: All Midnight titles are switching away from Hells Headbangers so in the future we will not have any Midnight titles. Shaped picture disc on ultra clear vinyl limited to only 1,000 copies. This will never be repressed. Please note, due to the manufacturing processes required to produce this shaped record ALL copies have an unavoidable degree of warpage that generally doesn't effect playing but not guaranteed. Only purchase if your intent is for minimum playing or for decoration purposes. Since 2003, Cleveland's MIDNIGHT have been slaying the metal/punk underground with their own, highly addictive brand of lust, filth, and sleaze, building up a sizable (and collectible) catalog along the way. And while 2012's HELLS HEADBANGERS-released Complete and Total Hell collection compiled MIDNIGHT's massive amount of EPs and splits up to (and successive of) their now-classic debut album, Satanic Royalty, the new kings of Hell needed yet another bursting-at-the-seams compilation that wrangles all their EPs and splits since that momentous debut: enter Shox of Violence. (Hells Headbangers Records #101)
ACCUSED A.D. - The Ghoul In The Mirror LP
With the knife-wielding, toothy-grinned Martha Splatterhead at their side, Seattle's own THE ACCUSED carved their way into the underground music scene by becoming one of the cornerstones of crossover music that melted faces in the 80s across the globe - a punk/metal fusion that planted its ever-growing seed in modern heavyweights such as MUNICIPAL WASTE, LAMB OF GOD, CANNIBAL CORPSE, the Patton/Lombardo project DEAD CROSS, and many more. Following in the footsteps of bands like VENOM INC. KNOW, FLAG, and ENTOMBED AD - and after recruitment of POISON IDEA's drummer, Mickey Widmere - the blender baby known as MARTHA'S REVENGE now proudly sports the moniker THE ACCUSED AD. Produced by Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden, Mudhoney, Tad, and more). Mastered by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer / Agoraphobic Nosebleed). (Blackhouse Records #112)
CHARGER - s/t LP/CD/tape cassette
Charger is driven by a love for '70s hard rock as much as it is the ever-present East Bay-sound that has shaped these musicians lives for decades. Defying all genre expectations and just plain bringing the rock - this powerful three-piece will undoubtedly take these incredible songs far and wide. If you are someone who enjoys the best of Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Motorhead, Dio, AC/DC, Metallica, Neurosis, High On Fire, and, of course, Rancid (or even one of those bands), listen up. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Pirates Press Records #234)
RAMOMS - Problem Child 7" (color vinyl)
Coming to the table once again with a hot and delicious punk rock meal for the family, these ladies are quickly making a name for themselves as one of the most fun new bands on the Eastern Seaboard. This single is bound to be a favorite for the entire Philadelphia, PA, punk scene and beyond. Don't ever pass up what mom has to offer. (Pirates Press Records #241)
THE AGGROLITES - Reggae Now! LP/CD
"Reggae Now!" is The Aggrolites' sixth full-length, and first with Pirates Press Records. Written and recorded throughout 2018, the album finds these architects of "dirty reggae" reestablishing their signature sound, re-recording those three songs from 2015 as well as adding on 11 more originals that snap, crackle, and pop just as much as your favorite Aggro songs from back in the day. The Aggro Army is excited to get back in the groove. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Pirates Press Records #237)
HARRINGTON SAINTS - 1,000 Pounds Of Oi! LP/CD
Only their third proper full-length amidst a dozen singles and EPs, this in-your-face contribution to the world of streetpunk and oi is hands-down their finest work to date. These 10 songs are a pulse-pounding, thought-provoking, scathing critique of the status quo, and an empowering call-to-arms for people to come together as a community and society, to resist against all forms of oppression. An uplifting message to the working class is what fans of Harrington Saints have come to expect and revel in - and with this album, they deliver 1,000 pounds of it, and more. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Pirates Press Records #233)
GERONIMO - Obsolete LP (color vinyl)
Shunning journalism or the typical sales pitch, the conception, intentions, and processes of Geronimo (Anthony Francoso, W.T. Nelson, and Moises Ruiz) remain generally vague. Instead, its sonic blasts shriek for themselves. Comprised of members from Man Is The Bastard, Bastard Noise, Sleestak, Noise Information, and Slowrider, these lifelong musicians and experimentalists craft a sound of uncompromising, raw, minimalist power that just might begin to turn this deeply flawed society on its head to expose its rotten underbelly. LP includes digital download and is limited to 500 copies. (31G Records #103)
Descriptions for 5/11/19
LBB - Popped Music LP with download
Improvised, unrushed music with cello as the primary source. A single take recorded and processed through a myriad of hardware, software and NASA grade firmware 100% live and on the spot September 7th 2018 in Buffalo NY. 'Popped Music' is an untamed atmospheric obelisk of nightmarish scratching, serene melancholia and brisk paranoic tension reminiscent of a more deconstructed version of Gil Mellé's original electronic soundtrack to the Andromeda Strain. We haven't been able to pick our jaws up off the floor since we heard this, its fucking amazing. 300 copies of my 150 gram translucent red vinyl housed in a 24pt reverse board jacket adorned with artwork by J.P. Aurs. (Iron Lung Records #135)
C.H.E.W. - Feeding Frenzy cassette tape
Do you have unexplained scars on your body, piercing eyes, an unquenchable thirst for intricately relentless hardcore punk music, deep compassion for the fate of mankind, a notion toward punishment by stoning or the capability to disrupt electrical appliances? If so, Feeding Frenzy will be your audio guide to unlocking the delicate depths of this confusing planet. Though you may have a keen sense of not belonging to the human race, it will help you to blend in and go unnoticed so you can quietly further your agenda. Enable yourself. 250 solid pink shelled pro printed cassettes housed in a dazzling recolorized 8 panel J-card cover inside a sealed clear/clear Norelco box. Recorded by Matt Russell, mixed by Russell Harrison, mastered by Sean K. M. Daily. Art by Daniel Harris. (Iron Lung Records #123 TP)
MUTILATED TONGUE - Fuel The Flame LP
Long time friends from LOOK BACK AND LAUGH have a new band! We are stoked to present the vinyl debut of MUTILATED TONGUE. 10 fast well crafted hardcore tracks played to the brink by these Oakland hc/punk veterans. Very stoked on this album! MUTILATED TONGUE was formed in the summer of 2017, with the goal to play music reflecting our shared appreciation of the international, underground and hardcore-punk community of the 80's right up to now. All three members played together in LOOK BACK AND LAUGH in the early 2000's. We've got Brian on guitar and vocals, Tobia on bass and Moses on drums. The band's main influences orbit around groups like SO MUCH HATE, YOUTH OF TODAY, RAW POWER, and THE FU'S. Like most everyone else, we try to offer our own sound, but our music represents a lifetime of listening to DIY hardcore/punk and it's reflected without shame. We watch, listen and learn from the best!!! We are out to have a good time playing the music that we love and continuing with the intensity and spirit of the bands who laid the groundwork. (Armageddon Label #22)
PAWNS - Monuments Of Faith 7"
Following up their well-received "Gallows" LP, New York City's Anarcho-Deathrock hybrid return with three new tracks. Against the landscape drawn up by 80's-influenced post-punk, Pawns exchange full-on punk rage for a gloomy animosity by exploring dark and desperate melodies. Bass-heavy rhythms and choral guitar tones are topped off by vocalist Gage Allison's ominous baritone vocals in a rich maelstrom of bleak gothic punk. Title track "Monuments Of Faith" and "Shadows Of Hiroshima" are fast and melodic, whilst "Broken" is a soaring, anthemic, Bauhaus-style stormer. Thick 300gsm card sleeve with spine and lyric insert. (Inflammable Material #31)
STATE FUNERAL - Built For Destruction 7"
The Brighton bag-head boys are back to finally follow up their 2016 demo "Tory Party Prison." Not straying far from the NWOBHC blueprint of NY83 and classic UK Oi sounds, Built For Destruction is a brick through your living room window, and it's screaming Britain's fucking burning mate! Snotty southern vocals that bring to mind DEAD MANS SHADOW, scrapping with brash guitars and thumping beats that kick and punch like THE ABUSED, while keeping the raw intensity that THE INSANE captured so perfectly when the Tories were picking this country apart piece by piece the last time round. Housed in a sleeve depicting a harsh modern reality with an image that burns into your retina, stating exactly what STATE FUNERAL are shouting about - there's still no future. First press is on red vinyl. (Static Shock Records #65)
DISGUISE - Bas Fada 7"
Almost four years since the "Signs Of The Future" LP, Dublin's DISGUISE return with 'Bas Fada'. Six more extremely violent and blown out tracks that sound like the best of Scandinavian and Japanese hardcore punk thrown into a concrete mixer. Ever wondered what was on the other side of that enormous slammed door? Here's your answer. Recorded by the band themselves at the Karate Klub, then mixed by Jonah Falco and mastered at Noise Room Tokyo. First press is on yellow vinyl. (Static Shock Records #66)
BIG CHEESE - Don't Forget To Tell The World LP
After the release of their euro only EP, Big Cheese overwhelmingly established themselves as one of the best NYHC-style bands around (despite being based in UK), and made their claim as the live band to beat on stages across Europe. With a US tour imminent, and new material in the works, Painkiller presents a 12" of all previously released material by Big Cheese (the aforementioned 7", their prior demo tape) plus a demo of a new song, all newly mastered and cut to on a 12" to be played at maximum volume. New cover art by local legend Liam Fox of The Flex. This is the version of these songs to own. (Painkiller Records #76)
JACKAL - s/t 7"
Rough, tough, and raw as hell. Jackal arrive with a 4-song 45 of pounding and classic sounding USHC, direct from south FL. Comparable in spots to over-before-they-start thrashers like White Cross, Violent Children, and YDI. Mixed and mastered at Side Two. (Painkiller Records #77)
THE A-TEAM - Negative Space 7"
In honor of our 74th release and the A-Team's recent reunion show, this 7" collects the final two songs recorded by the band during their original run in 2003, which were released on the CD-only "Boston Scene Report" on TKO Records, plus their track from the "Stab To Kill" compilation. Limited to 200 copies on clear vinyl with screen printed sleeves. (Painkiller Records #74)
BONE SICKNESS - Theater Of Morbidity LP
After years of quiet and safety on earth, the deranged freaks in Bone Sickness re-emerged last year with a new tape of 13 gore soaked nightmare visions of Ungodly-Sick-Death-Grind titled Theater of Morbidity. Hell Massacre Label is pleased to make this new masterpiece of terror and torment available on a proper 12" lp. Expect the putrefied sounds of Repulsion, (early) Autopsy, and (early) Terrorizer. No triggers, no quantizing, no tech shit. Real brutality, real death metal. One-time pressing of 500 copies on green vinyl. (Painkiller Records/Hell Massacre #12007)
FLESH EATERS - No Questions Asked LP
Before the nihilistic hardcore of Black Flag and wasteland blues of the Gun Club was the void. And from that void crept forth a schoolteacher named CHRIS DESJARDINS who in the fall of 1977 was about to simplify his name to CHRIS D. and start one of the most complicated and uncompromising bands ever to emerge from Los Angeles. By the summer of 1980, the Flesh Eaters had left scorch marks across their genre and their generation both, releasing the debut 'Disintegration Nation' 7", a compilation called Tooth And Nail and a first annihilating full-length called No Questions Asked that critic Richard Meltzer called 'goddam genius.' In the Flesh Eaters, murder ballads and cut-up Burroughs-ian imagery and wrecked-in-the-head rock 'n' roll were boiled and bled into one terrifying thing by people who practically invented West Coast punk, and who at the direction of Chris D. were now inventing something else. Now Mono Records releases this deluxe LP version of No Questions Asked with complete bonus tracks including the 'Disintegration Nation' 7", the three tracks from the Tooth and Nail and never-before-on-vinyl demos restored at Chris D.'s direction-all material unavailable in the U.S. since its original release, and the definitive reissue of the last great lost L.A. punk band. (Mono Records #4)
BEOWULF - s/t LP (purple vinyl)
A reissue of the 1986 debut album from Venice Beach crossover band BEOWULF. Originally released on Mike Muir's Suicidal Records, the album is a blend of the hardcore of Suicidal Tendencies and the full-on rock/metal attack of Motörhead. Features former NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH guitarist MIKE JENSEN. Includes two bonus tracks and an insert with a bio and tons of artwork from the era. (Mono Records #9)
THE BEAST - Power Metal LP
This mega rare 1983 scorcher from New Jersey's infamous Mutha records (Chronic Sick) gets its first and proper reissue. Four tracks with a way nasty blend of metal and hardcore punk. Think maybe some Discharge meets GG and the Jabbers with some early Metal Blade type solos. A couple hundred copies originally made (as a 7-inch). Same amount made this time but on a one sided 12" 45rpm. Not to be slept on. (Mono Records #10)
JUDY AND THE JERKS - Music for Donuts 7"
Over the past half-decade Hattiesburg, MS has become a perhaps unlikely center of the international punk scene, a highlight on any band's journey through the American South. Judy and her Jerks are one of the groups at the hub of it all and it's easy to see why - their modern take on a lean, tight, and tuff USHC sound is catchy (CIRCLE JERKS are kin in not just name alone) and their enthusiasm for this music and each other is contagious. After a series of self-released tapes and comp appearances, this is their vinyl debut, as well as the overdue first record to be released from the modern-day Hattiesburg punk scene. Limited to 400 copies on black vinyl. (Thrilling Living Records #14)
FLESHIES - Introducing The Fleshies LP
FLESHIES (est. 1999) are a loud punk band from Oakland, California. They are noted for their intense, wild, and often homoerotic stage presence, abrasive-yet-catchy songs that warp and invert countless rock and punk tropes, radical (verging on wingnut) left-wing politics, and punishing tour schedules from the past (133 shows in 131 days at one point in 2003). They have released numerous well-received albums and singles on labels such as Alternative Tentacles, Recess, Life Is Abuse, Thrillhouse, and Adeline, and are on countless compilations (such as MaximumRocknRoll's "Noise Ordinance" LP). "Introducing The Fleshies" (Dirt Cult Records), the band's new full-length album, represents a return to form, capturing the energy, raw power, incisive lyrical commentary/humor, and brutalist melodicism of their earlier releases like "Kill The Dreamer's Dream" (2001) and "The Sicilian" (2003). Recorded and engineered by Brian Plaskett, mastered by Daniel Husayn (North London Bomb Factory). (The) Fleshies are Mattowar, Yvan Kawecki, John No, Brian Plaskett, and Hamiltron (all five of whom are original members). (Dirt Cult Records #130)
WEIRD NUMBERS - Minotaur Dreams 7"
WEIRD NUMBERS is the new Seattle-based project from Zache Davis of MANIAC and THE GIRLS, Colin Griffiths of THE GIRLS and TOURIST, and Ethan Jacobsen of TOURIST and WASTED USA. Circa 2001, the 3 friends lived in a decrepit row of U-District party houses dubbed "The Crystal Jacuzzi." The band's first show was opening for FULL TOILET, a project from the ever-prolific Seattle legend Kurt Bloch of THE FASTBACKS. Their songs blend angular post punk with a pop sensibility.WEIRD NUMBERS' sound conjures memories of early aughts sweat and beer-drenched Seattle basement shows, a time passed, but not forgotten. (Dirt Cult Records #129)
INFERNO - Tod + Wahnsinn LP
The next milestone !! The classic of German hardcore / punk history was officially re-released for the first time. The first inferno longplayer "Tod & Wahnsinn" was in the eighties "the most important" hardcore record in Germany !!!! Mülleimer Records from germany put aout these milestone of the German punk / hardcore History. The LP was recorded at the end of 83 in the Berlin Music Lab under the direction of Harris Johns. 20 songs with a speed and brutality at that time, unbelievable !!! these recordings includes also the track "Ram It Up", years later then the N.Y.C. Thrash metalers of S.O.D. covering the track. For the cover Artwork the band find an artist called Pushead who was later also active for Metallica. With this LP Inferno then actually became world famous, they are recording material for various samplers (including Cleanse The Bacteria, Welcome To 1984, Ultra Hardcore Power and others) also made sure the inferno got a very high priority in the scene. Later on the LP was re releasesed on the Brazilian label called Woodstock Discos without any permission of the band, they didn't know that Mülleimer records give a licence to the label. Later a bootleg version Tod & Wahnsinn LP came out, in a very bad presentation without any info. The re-release has now been redesigned down to the smallest detail after Archie's remastering, and the booklet was put together the way it was originally planned for release. Awesome work!!!! The re-release will be released in a nice inside-out cover design. (Power It Up Records #251)
DEPRESSION - Unglaube LP
Already released 10 years ago as part of a split CD (with Paganizer), the DEPRESSION part comes now out on vinyl. "Unbelief" reminds me of old material from PUNGENT STENCH, DISHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, CARCASS or ULCEROUS PHLEGM. Groovy, weird Death Grind of the very best. Originally DEPRESSION remains fat grooving and convince through their three-voice vocals between abyssal growls and MACABRE-like screams. The production leaves nothing to be desired. The 13 tracks (including a Benediction cover version) let all Grind and especially Death Metal freaks come to ecstasy. The colored vinyl version has been remastered and the artwork has been redesigned and liner notes added. Packed in a classy inside out cover. (Power It Up Records #254)
SCAPEGOATS - Pogo Lebt Immer Noch LP+ CD
German ultra-hardcore band from the early 80´s who released 2 killer demo tapes "Pogo Lebt" (1983) and "Last Attack" (1984) and the "Kopflos" 7" (1985). Scapegoats were well known worldwide from many compilation tapes, their "Kopflos" EP released in 85´and from the great german LP compilation "Let's have more Fun" back then. SCAPEGOATS the german answer to KAAOS, RATTUS, SVART FRAMTID, CRUDE SS and MOB 47. On this record you find the best tracks from both demo tapes and some unreleased bonus stuff. Also you get a bonus CD with even more tracks, an 8 page booklet and a 24" x 12" poster-insert. Limited to 300 copies on colored vinyl and is housed in a nice inside out cover design. (Power It Up Records #258)
SCAPEGOATS - When the Bombs Drop 1982 to 1986 CD
The complete discography from “German ultra-hardcore band SCAPEGOATS. The CD contains material from the complete bandperiod, like the "Marbostel Demo", Rehearsals from 82 until 86, plus material from the "Last Attack" and "Pogo Lebt" Sessions, a live show and the ultrarare Kuolema Session from 83. All together 40 tracks of old school hardcore from the early '80s. Scapegoats were well known worldwide from many compilation tapes, their "Kopflos" EP released in 85´and from the great german LP compilation "Let's have more Fun" back then. SCAPEGOATS the german answer to KAAOS, RATTUS, SVART FRAMTID, CRUDE SS and MOB 47. The 6 panel Digipac CD comes with a 8 sided booklet. You will get massive information around the band, rare pictures, timeline from the band and 77 minutes of OLD SCHOOL GERMAN HARDCORE PUNK. (Power It Up Records #257 CD)
HELLKRUSHER/VISIONS OF WAR - split 7"
Belgium's DOOM crust / d-beat institution VISIONS OF WAR with three new tracks recorded last year in summer at Black Lodge Studios. The Flipside contains two new songs recorded and mixed from Bri Doom in 2012. Excellent artwork again by master Stiv Of War. (Power It Up Records #240)
MANIACS/ZYKLOME A - split 7"
The Maniacs titles are unreleased versions from their upcoming LP, the flipside contains two titles from the upcoming Discography double LP. (Power It Up Records #250)
MARBLED EYE - Beat Session Vol. 8 tape cassette
Just before the release of their first LP, Marbled Eye cut this fantastic Beat Session - 9 songs of ripping post punk, emphasis on punk, with the power of the bands air tight live performance. The angular riffing and inventive interplay between the instruments (particularly the bass and two guitars) remind me of Institute, but where Institute roll around in the gutter, Marbled Eye seem to glide above it weightlessly. Like a lot of motorik classics, it can seem repetitive until you realize that repetition is the point, that it gives the listener freedom to follow whichever melodic or rhythmic line you choose without fear you'll miss out on some particular, fleeting moment. (Shout Records #9 TP)
S.H.I.T - Beat Session Vol. 7 cassette tape
A piercing musical rallying cry for the listless and ever approaching bulldoze march of the future, wrapped in cellophane transfers of melted early hardcore and the best of the last decade's fresh take on simplicity and power. One of the most crushing live bands, S.H.I.T have laid down a powerful Peel Session style recording, complete with an Impalers cover, so much faster than the original that it clocks in 20 seconds shorter. (Shout Records #8 TP)
INSTITUTE - Beat Session Vol. 6 cassette tape
Since their first demo in 2013, the Austin expats in Institute have edged their raw anarcho punk blitz into something much more expansive and nuanced. This cassette, from the Beat Session series, features a grip of the bands finest songs, cut live in studio. This is a pairing of one of underground music's most cherished bands and one of contemporary punk's best engineers. (Shout Records #7 TP)
FRIED EGG - Beat Session Vol. 4 cassette tape
As much as I have loved every Frieg Egg recording so far, I've always felt like there was something more lurking beneath the surface, waiting to break through, and on this new cassette that bubbling undercurrent finally reaches the surface. Like Flag, Fried Egg inhabit their rhythms, getting deeper into the pocket and heavier than any contemporary band I can think of. "Bite My Tongue" is the real standout-and I'm glad they made it the first track-with its insanely catchy main riff, which takes a classic-sounding descending rock and roll riff and twists and distorts it into something entirely the band's own. (Shout Records #5 TP)
FIXATION - Into The Pain 7"
"Into The Pain" explodes with Fixation's take on classic, ripping hardcore, unloading four agitated tracks in under five minutes. The EP was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Wyatt Oberholzer at The Knife Lair (Year Of The Knife, Struck Nerve, Drowse) and finished with artwork by Linas Garsys (American Nightmare, Ceremony, World Be Free). For fans of The Rival Mob, No Tolerance, The Nerve Agents, Youth Of Today, and Infest. (War Records #11)
HANDS OF GOD - Blueprint For Self Destruction LP
As the band's brutalizing and vibrant sound takes root in the fertile, current hardcore scene, Flatspot Records brings Hands Of God in for the official release of their "Blueprint For Self Destruction" EP on vinyl. It was recorded and mixed at The Pit in Van Nuys, CA, by Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues), mastered by Bill Henderson, and completed with artwork and design by Dom Pabon. For fans of Merauder, All Out War, Dying Fetus, and Sepultura. 12"ep includes digital download and a silkscreened B-side. (Flatspot Records #40)
SECTION H8 - Phase 1 7"
The debut Section H8 release, "Phase 1," unloads five tracks in under 8 1/2 minutes, a point-blank blast of unrelenting, monstrous hardcore rage. The EP was recorded on Devils Night 2018 at The Pit by Taylor Young (Nails, Xibalba, Twitching Tongues) and mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios (Full Of Hell, Iron Lung, Violent Reaction). The record features guest synth and samples by Ryan George and is completed with artwork by Tyler Bradberry and Mexi. New pressing now available on grey vinyl. 7" includes digital download. (Flatspot Records #39)
MAXIMUM PENALTY - Demo 89 LP (Color Vinyl)
The New York hardcore scene in the 1980s produced some of the most influential and iconic bands of its time, but none of which were as unique and diverse as Maximum Penalty. For the first time in its entirety, Reaper Records and Maximum Penalty have put together a piece of NYHC history in a limited, 1,000 colored-vinyl package. This 30th-anniversary release captures the band's inception from '88-'89 with never-before-seen photos, artwork, and flyers of the original line-up. LP includes digital download and a 12" x 24" poster. (Reaper Records #89)
Descriptions for 5/4/19
DEPARTURE CHANDELIER - Antichrist Rise to Power CD
Although comprised of members of Akitsa and Ash Pool, Departure Chandelier is wholly unique in style and substance and bears little overt resemblance to either of those projects. Compositionally, one hears the heavy influence of Bathory and other seminal acts overwritten by the sound of classic French black metal. The juxtaposition between the lean, stripped down essence of the recording with the ornate and complex melodies and florid compositional accents is a perfect complement to the album's boldly unique detail of the Napoleonic era. (Nuclear War Now #401)
DEAD DOG'S HOWL - Mausoleum of Confessed Thoughts Demo tape cassette
Nuclear War Now! heralds its alliance with Dead Dog's Howl in releasing the band's debut recording, "Mausoleum of Confessed Thoughts," a three-song demo that pays homage to the traditions of early-nineties Greek black metal. Comprised primarily of the mastermind behind Cemetery Lights and a veteran Polish maniac, Dead Dog's Howl clearly draws its strongest influence from the iconic sound pioneered in the earliest recordings of Necromantia. The net result is one that captures and resurrects the pure spirit and form of the all-but-forgotten rites of ancient black metal. (Nuclear War Now #438)
CONDOR - Singles 2017 to 2018 LP
Maxime Smadja has held many positions of note in some of the more exceptional French underground groups of recent years. For instance, you might know him as the beastly beat keeper behind Paris Oi band RIXE or the song writer behind the ever so catchy BOSS but for those who have yet to be initiated this is CONDOR - a one man band and love letter of sorts to his homeland and the particular strain of Oi / Punk music that it started yielding well over three decades ago. Previously only available on a pair of scarcely pressed and circulated cassingles, Beach Impediment Records is ecstatic to further the circulation of these six songs on the vinyl format. Channeling the brightest moments of the classic compilation series "Chaos En France" (and really, anything else on the Chaos Productions label that's worth a damn) combined with an execution so precise and well crafted that it carries that undeniable trademark of Smadja's many other contributions to the genre of punk over his time in it due to it's attention to detail and adoration of quality. And as a special bonus this slab features an additional track that is exclusive to this release - a cover of "Vengeance" by the 80's Parisian Oi outfit D.E.M. Each record comes in a jacket featuring the stellar art of Beau Richie depicting what I'd assume must be a typical day in one of the abundant alleyways that weave through out the City of Lights, plus a killer 18" x 24" fold out poster insert. Be sure to catch CONDOR on tour this spring through out North America! (Beach Impediment #40)
WITCHTRIAL - s/t LP
With the passage of two years since the release of their demo, along with a hefty helping of gigs under their belts, Mid-Atlantic powerhouse WITCHTRIAL have at long last bestowed upon us all the absolutely thunderous offering that is their self titled 12" EP. Drawing equally on the cult sounds of mid-80's international hardcore punk and the early days of underground extreme metal, WITCHTRIAL has made it their duty to remind us that there'd be no HELLHAMMER without DISCHARGE and no BATHORY without GBH. This slab features 6 brand new cuts of the driving metalpunk madness that many a maniac has embraced since the group's inception. Recorded by Carson Cox and mastered by Will Killingsworth ensuring a sonic assault that is unmatched. Each record comes in a jacket emblazoned with a dazzling layout designed by Reuben Storey. (Beach Impediment #38)
SUPERCRUSH - Never Let You Drift Away LP
For the past handful of years Supercrush has been employing a drip-feed approach to releasing new music. Every so often a new two song 7" single of power-pop excellence would appear out of nowhere. And then all would go quiet until the next pair of gems inexplicably materialized out of the silence. Here we have all four supersingles, along with two previously unreleased bonus tracks, collected as one 10 song release. (Debt Offensive Records #25)
(repressed) AUS-ROTTEN - Fuck Nazi Sympathy, 25 Year Re-issue 7"
One of the most important EP's in punk has made its way to PROFANE EXISTENCE! All tracks have been completely remastered by Jay Matherson at The JamRoom Studio just as our previous AUS ROTTEN re-issues. This 25 year edition now comes housed in a proper EP jacket that contains new inside artwork featuring photos by Chris Boarts Larson, a 12 x 12 poster designed by vocalist Dave Trenga, & finished off with a sticker that simply reads "Fuck Nazi Sympathy". (Profane Existence Records #171)
SILENCE - The Countdowns Begun LP
The Countdown's Begun is a peace punk record about endings. Simultaneously anthemic and ominous, its songs are situated squarely in the contemporary political moment without being excessively topical. The lyrics deal with climate change, gentrification, toxic masculinity, and the threat of nuclear war, but mostly through the lens of the personal alienation experienced by people living through these dark times rather than as a political tirade. It is a warning, and it is a meditation on what we've lost. Mourning without accepting defeat, it is also a battle cry. The Countdowns Begun was recorded during a blizzard at the end of 2018 in America, and that's what it sounds like. It is a soundtrack for this bleak era. This is the second LP from Pittsburgh's Silence, following up on 2016's The Deafening Sound of Absolutely Nothing (Profane Existence), and it reflects a band that has matured considerably in their songwriting. The record incorporates a much broader range of influences into their post-punk meets peace punk style. Apparent on this LP are melodic sounds derived from the likes of Billy Bragg and the Jam, aggressive riffs and gang vocals that invoke Conflict and the Sex Pistols, and more angular and dark elements reminiscent of Xmal Deutschland, early New Order, and Gang of Four. They've been called dark punk, peace punk, anarcho-punk, goth punk and post-punk, but whatever you call them, Silence is equally at home playing a punk show in a smoky dive bar or basement with hardcore punk bands, or at a goth show under colored lights and fog machines. (Profane Existence Records #177)
CRUTCHES/KONTRASOSIAL - split LP
CRUTCHES, from Malmo/Sweden, deliver a fast and full throttle wall-breaking attack of d-beat punk aggression. Raw, brutal and straight to the point. Exactly what we've come to love and expect from a band that has become a well-known name in the punk community. Kontrasosial, from Bandung/Indonesia, shoot out eight brilliant crust tracks. Influenced from a 90's Swedish hardcore and United States crust. It is a perfect blend of late-era ANTI CIMEX and bands like SKAVEN and STORMCROW. Lyrics are against topics like fascism and political corruption. (Profane Existence Records #181)
CONTORTURE - Sanctuary LP
Gothenburg d-beat noise manglers delivers their second LP, 18 new furious tunes of freedom and resistance. Full fuzz distorted guitars on top of a raw and brutal d-beated drumming and the mad growled harsh vocals that sets a mark for these mangeling sisters from GBG. With hearts that goes dup-a-dup-u-da and a feminist fury, CONTORTURE are here to mess up your view of what punk is all about. (Profane Existence Records #172)
NO-HEADS - Pressure Cracks LP
On their debut LP, Richmond's NO-HEADS takes cues from classic UK82 bands and would feel right at home in the NO FUTURE or RIOT CITY catalogs. Featuring members of THE VIRUS & MINDSET. (Six Feet Under Records #121)
BLOOD FEAST - Chopped, Sliced and Diced LP/CD
HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present a special mini-album from legendary American thrashers BLOOD FEAST fittingly titled Chopped, Sliced and Diced. Beloved cult favorites from the '80s, BLOOD FEAST had a couple restarts before finally coalescing into the lean, mean killing machine found on comeback album The Future State of Wicked, released in 2017 to rabid critical acclaim by longtime fans HELLS HEADBANGERS. Keeping that fast 'n' furious momentum going is the special mini-album Chopped, Sliced and Diced. The four-song firestorm (six songs on the CD and tape version) brings the past into the present with modern re-recordings of classic BLOOD FEAST tracks from their original incarnation. But don't be mistaken by the word "modern," for Chopped, Sliced and Diced retains all the rabid, adrenaline-overdosed fury of the band's late '80s heyday - if not more! (Hells Headbanger's Records #48/#176 CD)
NEKROFILTH - Worm Ritual LP
HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present NEKROFILTH's long-awaited second album, Worm Ritual. Although it's been a seemingly long five years since NEKROFILTH's debut album, 2013's critically acclaimed Devil's Breath, that's not to say the band have been sitting idly by. During that time, founding vocalist/guitarist Zack Ripper relocated from Cleveland, Ohio to Denver, Colorado and has been releasing a steady stream of split releases with the likes of CIANIDE, Gravehill, Butcher ABC, Weap-nizer, and Necrocanibalistic Vomitorium. With a new lineup solidified, in 2017 did NEKROFILTH tease their anxious fanbase with three separate Bandcamp-only tracks forecasting Worm Ritual. Indeed, something was brewing... (Hells Headbanger's Records #257)
BAT - Axestasy LP/CD
HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present a brand-new mini-album from BAT, titled "Axestasy". Simply put, there's no stopping BAT! This hard-charging, hard-touring American speed metal cult have been slaying any stage they step on since the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, Wings of Chains, in 2016. Naturally, that's no surprise given the power-trio's pedigree: both vocalist/bassist Ryan Waste and guitarist Nick Poulos hail from Municipal Waste and Volture while drummer Felix Griffin played on D.R.I.'s first four, classic albums. Nevertheless, BAT have become a thundering force in their own right, and the brand-new Axestasy mini-album proves it further. Taking all the same sterling qualities of Wings of Chains and the pushing 'em into the red, Axestasy is the sound of a well-oiled machine charging forward with boundless confidence and style for miles; their onstage charisma is conveyed to its fullest here. Comprising a re-recorded version of "Ritual Fool," four dynamic new tracks, and an ominous interlude, Axestasy is 14 wild minutes of prime BAT. Bow down before BAT and receive total Axestasy! (Hells Headbanger's Records #50)
NIGHNACHT - Christophilia 7" (on Milky Clear Vinyl with Black/Red Splatter)
All copies pressed on milky clear vinyl w/ black/red splatter. HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present NIGHNACHT's surprise debut EP, Christophilia, on 7" vinyl format. Although an otherwise brand-new and unknown name, NIGHNACHT is the new project of Don of the Dead, vocalist and founder of the legendary NUNSLAUGHTER. While that band prepares their long-awaited next studio recordings - including a new full-length for HELLS HEADBANGERS, before the end of 2019 - NIGHNACHT steps forward to bring a new-yet-familiar take on the Devil's metal. Put the needle on Christophilia and it's immediately apparent that Don of the Dead is still ruling supreme and still fully committed to the simple-but-profound pleasures of punkish, rocking death metal, but here with more than a bit of blackened sizzle. Compact and cantankerous, the five songs comprising NIGHNACHT's opening salvo slash 'n' bash through 12 minutes of orgiastic mayhem that could only come from Don of the Dead! (Hells Headbanger's Records #93)
DEIPHAGO - I, The Devil CD
DEIPHAGO are arguably the most violent band on the planet, as well as one of the most envelope-pushing. Over the course of four albums - 2006's Satanik Eon, 2009's Filipino Antichrist, 2012's Satan Alpha Omega, and 2015's Into the Eye of Satan, the latter three all released by HELLS HEADBANGERS - and with a history spanning 30 years, this power-trio have challenged the norms of black metal, death metal, even extreme metal in general, resulting in a catalog that's unchallenged and untouchable. Quite simply, DEIPHAGO are without peer, and I, The Devilunderlines this fact with no uncertainty. (Hells Headbanger's Records #254 CD)
GOVERNMENT FLU - Vile life LP
Gov Flu is not letting anyone catch a breath as they return with another punch to the gut. Usually, HC bands are over, burned out or bored of themselves after their 2nd or 3rd recordings, but this isn't the case here. With each batch of new material, Gov Flu sets the bar higher and higher. There is no shortage of inspiration because the reality in their homeland of Poland, as well as the rest of the world is getting more and more fucked up by the day. The result is their new 12" is faster and more aggressive, combined with a pissed-off hardcore stomp. Are you seeing a rise of flag-waving, bat-carrying mobs with foam in their mouths taking streets of your town? Open your window, play this record loud and let all these bigots know that they're going to lose! (Refuse Records #125)
GOVERNMENT FLU - Tension LP
Over the last few years GOVERNMENT FLU have been showing their class, gaining respect both on their own backyard and abroad. But this new record is a step even further. New songs are bursting with high octane energy, they have become faster and even more aggressive. Wolfi excells himself on the drums, Ralf spits out even more venom and anger and Marcin and Lipek do their guitar parts at breakneck speed. The sound causes adrenaline rush which can put your life at risk. Recorded and mixed by Mad Greg, mastered by Smok and here we have it - the release which is undoubtedly one of the most killer records that have been put out in Poland in a recent years. (Refuse Records #100)
FUCK IT... I QUIT - In The Shadow Of Extinction 7"
Those who remember Hardcore in the 90s, surely remember Ensign from New Jersey. Their singer Tim is back now with a new band, though don't exactly expect to find a continuation of their sound... Fuck It I Quit is an outlet for the anger and rage that follows the observation of the modern world. This is a raw and noisy hardcore with political commentary and aesthetic reminiscent of a time when punk was more than just a safe style of music. This sonic assault on the ears is inspired by Japanese, American and British anarcho-punk / grindcore / hardcore / noise of the 80s and does not stop with just that. At the forefront are the lyrics about things such as animal rights and related environmental issues, human rights and specifically pro-women/pro-LGBTQ issues, and critiquing the toxic imperialism/corporatism and ethno-nationalism that runs rampant in the world. And though straight edge is not specifically a part of the message here, it also has a significant impact on the character of the band. Now, when madman is behind the wheel of this world, no one here is going to be passive and quiet. (Refuse Records #133)
PROTESTER - The First Two Years LP
Washington DC is not only one of the places where USHC started , but also a place where over the next 35 years there were outstanding bands that kept the high reputation of the local scene. Protester appeared out of this vibrant local scene, firstly as a one-man project, which quickly turned into a real band and immadietely become one of the best and hard hitting bands we could hear. These guys know their history and brought elements of early Boston, NYC, DCHC and late'80's Clevo or Seattle to their sound (think Confront , Brotherhood , SSD or early Agnostic Front) but they were smart enough to avoid the "retro" tag and smart enough again to make it sounding like it's now but being far from polished, overproduced and pleasant sounding. This release documents the first period of the band and it's coming out to support their European tour with Red Death (May/June). It contain 15 songs (incl. Last Rights and Agnostic Front covers) that originally were released on demo tape, first 7", limited promo tape and "The Red Line" tape comp so everything right before their "No identity" 7" on Triple B records. (Refuse Records #119)
THE CORPSE - Curse Of The Living Corpse LP
In 2015, The Corpse celebrated 30 years since their inception. This release was supposed to be out for that event, but instead it's coming out right now. This LP contains two sessions that were never released before on any format. The first side is their unreleased "Curse of the Living Dead" demo from 1985. It sounds a bit different than their later stuff - more in the vein of Polish Punk/HC bands of the time, with some "Bristol sound" thrown in like Chaos UK or Disorder. Definitely more punk than thrash. Side B is a session from 1987 with 5 songs that were later re-recorded for their classic "Fight Against Rules" demo. Here we have their sound getting faster and more powerful, backed up with killer riffs that made this band one of the very best of Polish HC in the late 80's. This is a one-time pressing strictly limited to 425 copies. (Refuse/Warsaw Pact Records #6)
CLEAN BREAK - s/t 7"
From the sunny south of Portugal and featuring former members of Pointing Finger, Broken Distance and Critical Point, the sophomore release of CLEAN BREAK shows the world that FARO STRAIGHT EDGE is alive and kickin'. 6 tunes of energetic old school hardcore with that classic FARO YOUTH CREW flavor. This is a co-release between Refuse Records, Straight & Alert Records and Salad Days Records. (Refuse Records #121)
HEATSEEKER - On The Ropes 7"
It's second 7" coming from HS from Warsaw and even thought it's their debut at Refuse Records, most of the HEATSEEKER boys are not freshmen to Refuse though. Refuse Rec. released their previous bands before like BURST IN, DOUBLE VISION or X'S ALWAYS WIN, but Heatseeker don't sound like any of them - it's heavier, faster, more aggressive and raw. It is an ugly hardcore for ugly times. With their riffs, you'll overcome your doubts about joining the pit easily. No exaggeration here, but this record stands out from an average European hardcore so better don't sleep on as it's not really quiet on the eastern front. FFO: Hardcore! (Refuse Records # 127)
VICIOUS REALITY - Our Common Fight 7"
Holy City Straight Edge hits again. Still posi, still edge. Younger and uglier brother of Holy City vets from Regres. Heavily inspired by YOT sound. They probably stolen some riffs from some other of your favourite bands too but you'll love them for doing it. 8 songs and 9 minutes it's a good result. Like their debut 7", this one is also co-release between Refuse Records and Black Wednesday Records. (Refuse Records #128)
ANTI-CORPOS - Forma Pratica De Luta 7"
Following their debut 7" and European Tour from last year, ANTI-CORPOS strikes back with new release and next tour. New 7" contains eight intense fast and tight songs with political feminist message. It's still full on rage but this release can show how band developing their own sound and make it even more powerful than before. This is a co-release between Emancypunx Records (Europe) and No Gods No Masters Records (South America).(Emancypunx Records #34)
CYMEON X - Animal Friendly LP
CYMEON X is one of the most legendary bands from the Polish HC scene in the 90s and at the same time the most important local straight edge band. Existing between 1991-1994, occasionally playing in the years that followed, and returning for good in 2011, over the last three years the band has performed regularly. Their live-tape was the second release on Refuse, so we're very excited to present their latest recordings on 12" vinyl and CD. For more than twenty years since their foundation, the band has offered dynamic and fast hardcore with a positive message. Their new recordings sound but a bit heavier, with a hard edged vibe. This, combined with traditional CX fast tempos, creates a thoughtful, varied, tight and well done recording. As the title suggests, Cymeon X still continues to be outspoken on an animal rights and cruelty free diet and it's present in their lyrics as well as in essays written by members of the band in a 12-page booklet. It's impressive to see a band who started over 20 years ago where all the members are still vegan, vegetarian and straight edge! (Refuse Records #110)
CANDY - Good To Feel LP
Candy has once again teamed up with Triple-B Records for their most fantastical and sinister release yet. Keeping in line with the artistic dualities of pleasure and pain, fact and fiction, peace and violence, their debut full-length, "Good To Feel," delivers nine songs of their most ambitious and focused material to date. Aligning with the esteemed engineer and producer Arthur Rizk, Candy has finally achieved the type of artistry that transcends the confines of its own medium. Now available again on vinyl with a gatefold cover from Triple-B Records. (Triple B Records #94)
Descriptions for 4/27/19
SANGUE - Culs LP
Although the band first officially revealed itself only two years ago, Sangue draws its lifeblood from the Etruscan forefathers that inhabited its homeland of current-day Italy approximately three millennia ago. This cult's creations resemble a maelstrom of death that threatens those who bear witness. The riffs and leads are driven forward by the percussive onslaughts of Alex Wank of legendary Pungent Stench. (Nuclear War Now Records #425)
KHIIS - Bezoar LP
Oakland's KHIIS, on this, their first full-length record, unleash a torrent of killer riffs, building songs of purpose and power, absent of the chaos and noise that engulfs many modern hardcore records. While such noise obviously has its place in the canon of punk and its raw machinations, KHIIS know they don't need the obscurant balm of feedback, they stand clear and robust, simply put: they've just got the fuckin riffs. Similarly the vocals are declamatory and forthright, not wild ghosts of delay and reverb, determined attacks, stark in their fury. KHIIS charge mightily through nine striking tracks of thick, full-blooded hardcore punk, taking no prisoners. Bezoar jacket design by Ji Hwan with insert and poster by KHII'S guitarist Austin M. Recorded and Mixed by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios. Mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios. (La Vida Es Un Mus #189)
GENERACION SUICIDA - Reflejos LP
"Reflejos" is the fourth LP from Los Angeles-based Generacion Suicida. Not often does a bands fourth album yield as much power or importance as this album does, especially in punk music. It's hard to make a second record as viable as your first but "Reflejos" defies all odds. This is easily the bands best record yet. No new tricks, no artsy weirdo tracks, it's all Generacion Suicida. Love them or hate them, this is a band at the top of their game. 11 tracks, heavy printed inner sleeve, matte cover, pura potencia. (Going Underground Records #45)
RAKTA - Falha Comum LP with download
With a slight line up change in the drum department we see RAKTA tighten up their more tense, soundtrack natured developments alongside their more sparse and vulnerable elegance. They consistently manage to create a tripped out creep chamber with room to explore as the aura builds to nightmare crescendos juxtaposed with shaking silences. Simultaneously eerie and serene. With each new release we see more and more of what makes this group so essential in the canon of modern music. 300 copies on 150gr black, 150 on transparent red and 50 on fancy ass gold veined clear vinyl housed in a beautiful printed inner sleeve inside a heavy duty reversible cover 24pt jacket with a vellum insert and downward card included. Recorded by Fernando Sanches. Mastered by James Plotkin. Art by Andre Penteado, Karlla Girotto and Rakta. (Iron Lung Records #140)
D7Y - s/t LP with download
D7Y is a new and absolutely scorching and ever-so-slightly metallic D-Beat unit featuring members of DAU_YFLIN and ROHT offering up a 12 track debut that will incinerate all preconceived notions of Icelandic music. Reminiscent of S.D.S., GLORIOUS? or PHYSIQUE. Reykjavík punks have the fucking fire right now so stand close and feel the heat. Greenland must be fully melted away by now because D7Y is way too blazing to ignore. 350 printed inner sleeved copies of 150gr black vinyl, 150 on green, housed in a 24pt reverse board jacket with download card included. All tracking and art by D7Y with mixing help from Jonas Blakklodge. (Iron Lung Records #138)
SHIT COFFINS - Termination LP with download
When you suddenly shine a light in total darkness you can't see right away but your body still tries. It's a reflex. It's unavoidable. And in that moment, the struggle to maintain what little grip you had becomes so urgent and overpowering that you will do whatever you can just to see anything at all. Wether it means peace or annihilation at least that thing is familiar and you reach for it, right? SHIT COFFINS have that same urgency, contempt and anxiousness. With broken mirror hardcore like this it's no surprise it's coming from members of TALK IS POISON, NO STATIK and MASS ARREST. Smash yourself to this one. 350 black and 150 coke bottle clear copies of 150gr vinyl housed in a 24pt reverse board blackout sleeve with download card included. A hard record. (Iron Lung Records #132)
RIDE FOR REVENGE - The King Of Snakes LP
Glorification of primeval maleficent powers through music so primitive and poised- yet insanely advanced and dangerous. Drums are throbbing in enchanted dignity, hailing the wicked tribes with hypnotic pulsation- provoking a condition imperative to comprehend the message. Guitars slither low- a pathfinder through labyrinthine ditches of depravity- determined and unstoppable. Utterly demented by demonic libation, a voice obsesses over visions of supernatural lust, judgment and sacrifice- recognize the mechanics of uprising! Night takes over and these are the nocturnal metamorphosis that follow... 500 made. All are housed in fold-out covers, hand-printed on custom cut heavy paper. (Fuck Yoga Records #64)
MOSS - Sinister History: Volume I, Chapter 2 LP
"VENOM is killing music... HELLHAMMER is killing VENOM... MOSS killed HELLHAMMER" Onward in the cave! The second chapter of exposing necrolatrian relics is here... Stretching the extreme attributes of doom, MOSS has disclosed some of the most oppressive, demoralizing and ghastly music. Macrocosmic caveman crust? Still-born funeral doom? MOSS is true, raw and fucked up! - "tomb", originally released on v/a HUMANLESS CD, 2003 - "beyond despair", originally released on v/a DREAMS... OF WHAT LIFE COULD HAVE BEEN CD, 2004 - "crawl", unreleased- originally planned for a split 7" with DISCLOSE through FUCK YOGA/ SUPERFI, 2005. Record insert features an interview conducted for TEMPLE OF ADORATION zine in 2004. 450 made. (Fuck Yoga Records #60)
SECRET SMOKER - Dark Clouds LP
"Dark Clouds" is the second Release from Baton Rouge's Secret Smoker! It Follows up to their 2013 "Terminal Architecture" LP released on Adagio830/Protagonist Music. Raging post-punk/revivalist hardcore in the vein of 400 Years, Sleepy Time Trio, Wolves and Hoover. On clear vinyl. (Belladonna Records #10)
BODY VOID - You Will Know the Fear You Forced Upon Us LP
After the release of their debut full length "I Live Inside a Burning House" and the accompanying tour throughout the United States, San Francisco's Body Void returned yet again to the watchful eyes (and ears) of Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios to lay down two new tracks that has become "You Will Know The Fear You Forced Upon Us". Taking current events and the social climate that permeates society we exist in, Body Void has exhumed their outlook on the state of marginalized people living in the world today. The fear of not knowing if today will be your last day to draw breath without the fear of violence against you, or the fear that a door knock will lead to the separation of your family and the life that you are accustomed to day-to-day. Harnessing those feelings from those around them, the band has crafted their response to the current surroundings in the form of two new doom/drone opuses that continue along the path of treaded work, but refined to best project the anger and rage that haunts anyone not of the status quo. (Crown And Throne Records #29)
SECRET FUN CLUB - Three One G No. 101 LP (Color Vinyl)
Secret Fun Club's latest release, the wild-eyed brainchild of Sal Gallegos and John Rieder, once again shows that these two have mastered the art of auditory experimentation. Fluctuating between moments of scientific static worthy of alien airwaves on "Billy Joel Osteen," to seemingly straightforward jazz punctuated by soothing vibraphone and just-slightly-off time signatures that feel like a calm descent into madness on "Ted Nugent Was Goth In High School," Secret Fun Club proves repeatedly that their creativity is vast and unrestricted by any one musical direction. Throbbing wails and air-raid siren assaults accompanied by punishing, repetitive rhythms give way to supremely sinister howls and collaborative noise from the likes of W.T. Nelson, Justin Pearson, Sam Lopez, and Esteban Flores on the 11 and 1/2 minute track "Black Metal To English Dictionary." LP includes digital download. (31G Records #101)
Descriptions for 4/20/19
WARTHOG - second s/t 7"
Over the last five years, New York's Warthog have perfected their near-perennial EPs by (like the Ramones) diligently tweaking their natural, highly potent formula without straying too far away from it. Instantly classic hardcore punk with solid roots in their domestic progenitors-the sweaty, nasty energy of Poison Idea and Inmates lend an unmistakable influence-but with nuances and flourishes that indicate cues extending far beyond our borders. Only truly great hardcore can achieve such a towering, monumentally huge sound that is still covered in straight, undeniable sewer -- absolutely their heaviest, best EP yet. (Toxic State Records #35)
ATTACK SS - Welcome To Deathdust Island LP
18 previously released tracks and 1 unreleased track compiled from various past releases between 2006 - 2013! No Boss 7", No Nukes 7", Frenzy split 7", V/A What A Hell Fukushima Cd, V/A Terro-Rhythm #7 Cd, V/A Noise Of Mind!! Vol. 2 Cd, V/A Hakai Idenshi Cd. Intense Noise Punk from Okazaki, Japan! (Distort Reality Records #44)
FLUORIDE - Disentanglement LP
The debut full length from this grinding powerviolence trio from Philadelphia. Pulsing emotional dirges punctuated by jagged shards of caustic blasts and interludes of disintegrating noise. Deterioration of the senses in a desolate world helplessly slipping through the cracks of the lightless void. (Nerve Altar Records #39)
GALL + TOOTH DECAY - Collaboration 7"
Germany's noiseviolence obliterators collaboration with ambient modular synth mysterio and fellow countryman Tooth Decay. A sine wave slaughter of jagged sawtooth destruction obliterating the boundaries of conventional hardcore punk. (Nerve Altar Records #37)
CRISIS MAN - The Myth Of Moderation 7"
Crisis Man return with their 2nd effort, The Myth Of Moderation. Featuring Ross Farrar from Ceremony on vocals and Ben Wright from Acrylics / Rut on guitar, this 7" packs all the energy of early Ceremony perfectly complemented by Ben's chorused out guitar riffs. An aural display of what living in the bay area feels like, the rent is due, the car doesn't run anymore, a techie just took the last seat on the crowded BART car. The glass was full to the brim with anxious energy already, but now it's been knocked on the floor. (Digital Regress Records #28)
MAZE - s/t LP
Japan's MAZE debut 12" gives a dewey feeling. It's Rainy post punk nice for a walk or a drive on a bleak sunned day. It's real hands in pocket music, like that mellow Big in Japan material. But also sounds like Altered Images. An upper and a downer at the same time. aMAZEing. (Lumpy Records #97)
THE WORLD - Reddish LP
Finally more from THE WORLD. The group that revived Groovy Post Punk a few years back and inspired a few dozen other Rough Trade sounding acts. Rhythm in the front seat, which would make the guitar the giant eyelashes above the headlights. That's right they're from Cali not Kingston. If you're addicted to ESG or Delta 5 maybe you can ween off with The World. "The sound of yesterday, today, and tomorrow" -paraphrasing someone important. (Lumpy Records #98)
GOD'S AMERICA/L.UL.U - split 7"
God's America are back with a rabid, whirling blast of cyclonic hardcore that scrabbles together thrash, grind and powerviolence as it destroys everything in its goddamn path. This time they are here to share the stage with L.UL.U, form Italy. This trio managed to create good juicy young and energetic Fastcore/Powerviolence sound; guitar is not dry, it has a pleasant buzzing vibration. The vocals are powerful, and this yelling perfectly fits to this noise. Limited to 300 copies. (Here And Now Records #70)
ARNOxDUEBEL/THE SEEKER - split 7"
These two european bands have nothing to envy the american cousins. They both propose a mix of fastcore and powerviolence like the old masters teached. Midtempos will give you the time to take a little breath just to push you back in the middle of the storm. Perfect release for the genre fans. (Here And Now Records #67)
ONA SNOP - Geezer LP
Geezer is the first LP by the U. K. fastcore band Ona Snop, and it's everything a debut release should be: succinct, heavy, exhilarating, and bat shit insane. Across eighteen tracks in nearly twenty minutes, these lovable manics tear through a maelstrom of schizophrenic hardcore, switching on a dime from sludgy head-banging breakdowns to dizzyingly fast thrash-punk blasts to catchy hard rock guitar licks and back again. When it's over you just wonder how the hell they fit all of it in. (Here And Now Records #66)
AGATHOCLES/ERISTETYT - split 7"
Everybody knows of Belgian mincecore lifers Agathocles (or a least you should do. They've been spewing out fast, political grind for over 30 years now. Eristetyt is a hardcore punk band from Finland that's been putting out music for just as long, though with less of a stacked discography (though the band has still released four full-lengths). Both bands joined forces on this split, which was released by Italian label Here And Now! Records in October. Eristetyt's final song Natsiapara 2016 is furious and ends the split on a high. Their metallic sound, emblazoned with crashing cymbals will leave ringing in your ears for days. This split once again proves how great this format is. In Agathocles, you get seasoned veterans doing what they do best and Eristetyt, while also being vets in their own right, will no doubt use it to win over a while host of new fans with their raw punk. (Here And Now Records #63)
GETS WORSE / ENDLESS SWARM - split 7"
this is intense. Edinburgh based DIY label Mind Ripper Collective and Italy's Here And Now! Records have teamed up for a totally devastating new release featuring 2 amazing bands, Edinburgh's ENDLESS SWARM and Leeds' GETS WORSE, both mixing crazy grind / powerviolence influences with fastcore and metallic hardcore add-ons that amplify its ingredients to an alarmingly fierce extreme. (Here And Now Records #52)
DOUBLE ME - Destroyed In A Second LP
By the time you finish reading this sentence, there's a solid chance Destroyed In A Second will be over. If you're a slow reader, then indulge me for a minute. Italy's favorite sons Double Me! are back and more pissed than ever as they offer us seventeen tracks of distorted bass and drum insanity. You may not know Double Me per se, but there's solid chance you've heard, purchased, or seen many releases from vocalist Mirco's label Here And Now Records. If you hate music with guitars and love sonic punishment, then please, get destroyed in a second by Italian grinders Double Me! There is nothing to deconstruct here - this is pure, unfiltered power violence in its most primitive state. To review or critique this would be inappropriate and uncalled for. Faux punks step to the side; first wave power violence junkies, this one is for you!!! (Here And Now Records #53)
Descriptions for 4/13/19
MAXIMUM ROCK'N'ROLL #432 (March 2019)
It's the final print issue of MRR! Time for a eulogy? Or time to demonstrate the life eternal that is worldwide DIY punk from MRR's inception til the end of time... This is a mammoth issue, with savage falling apart damage from London's FORRA, we got an interview with insurrectionary artist WINSTON SMITH, mutant NYC snarl from EXOTICA, raging ex-yugo inspired punk courtesy of APSURD from Serbia, UKDIY meets desert dream via Austin TX's CHRONOPHAGE, NYC no wave punk funk eternals BUSH TETRAS, raw punk destrucción from Barcelona's PIŃÉN, the shit fi sound of CIEMO, catchy classic punk sounds from Oaklands DESEOS PRIMITIVOS, radical queer femme power pop from Los Angeles' SUSAN, dubby post-punk from Oaklands THE WORLD, we talk to MINDAUGAS BAGDON, the beatnik punk filmmaker behind classic SF punk expose Louder Faster Shorter, there's some radical Oakland hardcore c/o PROVOKE, playful revolutionary London grrrl sound from DREAM NAILS, dense catchy metallic HC from Oakland's KHIIS, filmmaker Kim Garcia takes inspiration from punk, a look at DIY record store Faith/Void, and a look into homeless services in Olympia Washington. (Maximum Rock'n'Roll #432)
ISOTOPE - s/t LP
Debut self-titled full-length from Oakland, California's most notorious ruffians, Isotope! Clocking in at just under twenty-four minutes, "Isotope" spews forth eight tracks of blistering Hardcore Punk in the vein of Bastard, Broken Bones, and Poison Idea. Features former members of Stormcrow, Sanctum, Acts of Sedition, and Femacoffin. Recorded and Mixed by Brad Lincoln at The Space in Oakland, California. Mastered by Kenko at Communichaos Media in Gnesta, Sweden. Cover Art by Adam Kindred. Single jacket LP with double-sided insert. Download Card Included. (Carbonized Records #4)
V/A - American Idylls LPx2 compilation
93 releases into its catalog, Sorry State Records is finally releasing its first compilation, American Idylls. Following in the tradition of regional compilations like This is Boston, Not LA, or Dischord Records' Flex Your Head, this carefully curated collection is a snapshot of one corner of North Carolina's punk and hardcore scene circa 2018. The double-LP features new, exclusive tracks by ISS, Public Acid, Fitness Womxn, Scarecrow, Davidians, Natural Causes, Concussion, Cammo, Vittna, Crete, Essex Muro, Oxidant, Drugcharge, Silica, Das Drip, DE( )T, Mind Dweller, No Love, and Skemata, and is packaged in a beautiful, silk-screened jacket (art by Thomas Sara) with a 32-page booklet documenting the past year of North Carolina's DIY punk scene. (Sorry Staqte Records #93)
PROTRUDERS - Poison Future LP
After four self-released cassettes, Montréal's premier art-punk/neo-proto-punk band Protruders makes its vinyl debut with a 25-minute 12-inch of very groovy sounds. The sound is a bit clearer and maybe a little beefier - some of the noise gives way to a more relaxed and expansive approach. The psych quotient is higher. But the heart of the band is still beating for the sort of raw open-minded non-generic punk that once came from the likes of Rocket From The Tombs, Swell Maps, Dead Moon, Dancing Cigarettes, etc. "Fruit Hang" has a perfect mid-70s style garage feel - like a Boston pre-punk band tearin' it up at the Rat! This could be the hit, kidz! Skronky sax gives "Hydrophytol" a kinda Hawkwind/no-wave feel. And dig "No Stone" - a slower one, catchy as hell - I swear it could pass for an outtake from the Saints circa 1978. Solid - another hit! At five minutes, the title track stretches things out a bit. This one has a definite Ubu/Voidoids vibe - nasty angular spazz-punk with a little more sax blat added. Very nice guitar stuff happening here. We get some weirdo HC action on "Stabilizer" and more hot guitar squiggles. "Tax 101" is maybe a "typical" Protruders song - that means good! "Wrong Way Sign," pushes things over the six-minute mark, with a strong psych-punk feel (Wipers?) and some totally swell rock-jam stuff at the end. Wow. This record is a significant step for the band and an impressive way to start their vinyl career as they gain the higher visibility they deserve. Most excellent! (Feel It Records #29)
PANDEMIX - In Condemnation LP
Pandemix is back with In Condemnation, a 10 song LP expanding on their political, peace-punk indebted hardcore canon. The band churns out unapologetic outsider anthems in the tradition of CRASS records bands, with flashes of the angular iconoclastic wit of Flux of Pink Indians or Poison Girls juxtaposed against the jarring and heavy guitar textures of Profane Existence style crust punk. It's the appropriate tone for Pandemix's incisive social commentary. On the album closer "Column of Light," they offer a thesis: "May every breath I ever draw be used in condemnation." Vocalist Shannon Thompson's breath finds well deserved targets at nearly every lyrical turn. In "Can't Assimilate" for example, she oscillates between a homophobic street harasser and a cop at a pride parade, finding no solace in any corner of the public sphere. (Dirt Cult Records #128)
CARNAGE - Duality 7"
CARNAGE, are a relatively new band from Lisbon, Portugal. After releasing a very highly praised demo on cassette in 2017 CARNAGE are finally back to commit a proper vinyl release on PROFANE EXISTENCE! To be put simply "Duality" is apocalyptic mid-tempo metal influenced crust at its best. CARNAGE have brilliantly dipped their pen in all the right places. Taking obvious cues from the legendary 80 UK crust/stenchcore scene, 90's Japanese crust, and Swedish death metal, yet somehow making something new. CARNAGE unapologetically expand on the sounds of their predecessors creating a very unique take on the genre that is quite unlike most bands today. For fans of AMEBIX, ANTISECT, S.D.S, DEVIATED INSTINCT, HELLSHOCK, etc. Artwork by Stiv. (Profane Existence Records #170)
GEIGER COUNTER - Nuclear 7"
Not wasting any time after their first full-length LP Minneapolis's GEIGER COUNTER strike back with 4 new tracks on the "Nuclear" EP. On this release, GEIGER COUNTER pummel us with the familiar barrage of distorted scandi-influenced crust core that we all love, want, and expect from the Minneapolis crust scene. For those unfamiliar GEIGER COUNTER style wise are reminiscent of late 90's/early 2000's greats like STATE OF FEAR, SERVITUDE, & REACT but they also have an obvious love for Japanese hardcore of the same era. From the artwork to the lyrics and the music itself GEIGER COUNTER's "Nuclear" EP is a dark, bleak, and desolate trip into our societies unrelenting quest for power and the ever-looming threat of annihilation. While these topics might seem redundant in punk GEIGER COUNTER have a chilling approach that will leave you speechless as your mind travels to dark places considering both our future and the past. This EP is available on mixed color recycled vinyl or traditional black. Overall we have 8 different color options to choose from! GEIGER COUNTER share members of COGNITIVE DISSONANCE, SCAPHE, CONDOMINIUM, & QUESTION. (Profane Existence #169)
ACT OF IMPALEMENT - Perdition Cult LP
Act of Impalement is a band that has history with Caligari Records. Back in 2014, Act of Impalement's Hyperborean Altar and Echoes of Wrath demos were compiled by Caligari Records into one cassette that sold out rapidly via word of mouth and very little promotion. Four years later, this demented Nashville punk trio is back with Perdition Cult; a crushing and raw death metal recording in the vein of the best material by Autopsy, Bolt Thrower and Cianide. (Caligari Records #100)
BRAVE THE SEA - The Kraken CD
Ohio-based Celtic rock torch bearers Brave The Sea released their latest LP, The Kraken, on March 15; which is just in time for the annual holiday where this collection of barn burners comes in most handy. Nodding to the legacies of forbearers who came before -- The Pogues, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, etc. -- The Kraken is possessed by a Midwestern DIY punk spiritedness that gives The Kraken a unique and devastating fury. On the heels of their 2017 debut LP, A Pirate's Life, The Kraken is 12 songs in 35 minutes that is sure to have you dancing and headbanging at the same time (what?) and you won't be able to get these catchy tunes out of your head for weeks. (Solar Funeral/Brave The Sea #1 CD)
CLOSET WITCH - s/t LP
2nd pressing from Iowa's grind/hardcore outfit, Closet Witch. Originally pressed on Halo of Flies (and long sold out), this new pressing is available on transparent/cloudy clear wax. (War Crimes Records #31)
DEMENTED ARE GO! - Hellbilly Storm LP
Studio full-length album number 7 by the ultimate kings of psychobilly! Originally released in 2005 by People Like You Records. REBELLION RECORDS brings you the 2019 re-issue on limited vinyl (500 copies on red and black splatter). (Rebellion Records #208)
DEMENTED ARE GO! - Welcome Back To Insanity Hall LP
Studio full-length album number 8 by the ultimate kings of psychobilly! Originally released in 2012 by People Like You Records. REBELLION RECORDS brings you the 2019 re-issue on limited vinyl (500 copies on milky clear with olive and purple splatter). (Rebellion Records #209)
(repressing) TRAGEDY - Fury LP
Six new Tragedy songs on a 45 rpm 12" with a "tip-on" vintage style jacket that comes printed with green this time around; also green vinyl. The songs are less metallic than "Darker Days Ahead" and more reminiscent of Tragedy's classic dark melodic sound. For fans of Tragedy. Members of Tragedy have also played with His Hero Is Gone, Trauma, Union of Uranus, Severed Head of State, Deaththreat, Copout, Call the Police, Criminal Damage, Warcry, and From Ashes Rise (plus tons more). (Tragedy Records #7)
(restock) AUS ROTTEN - ...And Now Back to Our Programming LP
The second studio LP from AUS-ROTTEN, originally released in 1998, is back in print on PROFANE EXISTENCE! Considered by many to be the highlight of AUS-ROTTEN's discography, "And Now Back To Our Programming" is an absolutely essential anarcho-punk LP, and the rapid fire delivery of righteous political anger AUS-ROTTEN are famous for is just as prevalent on this release as it is on all AUS-ROTTEN records. From the second the needle drops this LP challenges you to be the change you want to see in the world. 7 songs in total including the epic 16-minute title track. (Profane Existence #168)
Descriptions for 4/6/19
SABBAT - Envenom cassette tape
SABBAT - Evoke cassette tape
SABBAT - Disembody cassette tape
Nuclear War Now! continues its ongoing Sabbatical proliferation campaign with these first three installments in a series of cassette releases from the infamous purveyors of Japanese black metal. Included in this initial wave of cassettes are the band's first three full-length albums: "Envenom" (1991), "Evoke" (1992), and "Disembody" (1993). Originally released by Gezol's own Evil Records, all three have since been reissued numerous times by several different labels each, but with inconsistent quality of presentation. As with its Sabbat vinyl reissues, NWN! has opted to retain the original cover art from the Evil Records CDs, and the layout is reminiscent of those from classic Combat and Neat Records tape releases. (Nuclear War Now Records #382/422/436 TP)
LOITS - Tulisilma Sund Demo tape cassette
As the first in a series of several early recordings from Loits, Nuclear War Now! is pleased to present the cassette reissue of the band's studio demo rehearsal from 2000, "Tulisilma Sünd." Comprised of six tracks from its earliest days, this recording served as a preview to many of the compositions that would later be included on the band's brilliant debut album, "Ei kahetse midagi," which was released approximately one year later. Those familiar with the band's output are likely to reference the obvious influence from the great Master's Hammer, which is undeniable. However, Loits also distinguishes itself by incorporating more folk elements to its brand of black metal, and its lyrical themes include those of paganism, war, and nature. Later this year, NWN! promises to appropriately complement this release with vinyl editions of both the aforementioned debut album and its 2004 follow-up, "Vere kutse kohustab." (Nuclear War Now Records #437)
SOCIAL DISTORTION - Poshboy's Little Monsters LP
Formed in Fullerton, CA in 1978, Social Distortion were one of the original LA punk groups and their first single was released on legendary LA punk label Posh Boy. But far more rare than that first single ("Mainliner" b/w "Playpen") is the unreleased EP Posh Boy's Little Monsters. This EP only made it to the test pressing stage back in 1981, and featured those two tracks from the first single along with "All The Answers" and "Justice For All." This is the absolute holy grail for Social Distortion fans and it's finally available in commercial form on a limited edition pressings for RSD 2019 . Includes 2 bonus tracks. (Radiation Records #100)
EXPLOITED - Troops of Tomorrow LP
Troops of Tomorrow is the second album by the punk rock band The Exploited, originally released in 1982 through Secret Records. (Radiation Records #60)
GIRLSCHOOL - Demolition Girls: Live In London 1980 LP (Record Store Day release)
Girlschool are not only the longest running all-female rock band in history, with over 40 years under their belts, but they're one of the original pioneers of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Formed in 1978, the group first caught large scale attention when they toured with Motörhead in 1979, thanks to the fact that Lemmy was a big fan. This live set, recorded in October of 1980, just a few months after the release of their debut album Demolition, is a ripping document of their early, and heavy, sound. Absolutely essential high quality live set from some true British Heavy Metal innovators. Released on a limited edition spatter vinyl LP for RSD 2019. (Radiation Records #102)
TOTAL CHOAS - Early Years 1989 to 1993 LP (Record Store Day)
RSD 2018 release. Though Total Chaos' first record came out in 1993, their sound is pure '80s classic hardcore and Southern California thrash. Collected here are their earliest original recordings before some of them were re-recorded for Epitaph. Tracks 1 to 5 were recorded in September 93, tracks 6 to 7 in March 93, taken from the debut LP 'We Are The Future', tracks 8 and 9 in July 92, taken from the live 7" 'Nightmares' and tracks 10 to 15 were recorded in June 91, taken from the band's first demo. Limited to 500 hand-numbered copies. (Radiation Records #82)
SCREAMIN' JAY HAWKINS AND THE FUZZTONES - Live LP
A historic 1985 New York performance by R&B legend Screamin'
Jay Hawkins backed by modern garage rock heroes The Fuzztones. This CD-version includes detailed liner notes written by Rudi Protrudi and five bonus cuts of Fuzztones live action. (Radiation Records #99)
BIRDFLESH/ORGAN DEALER - split LP
Sweden's Birdflesh return with ten tracks of trademark unique Grind as only these Swedish masters of violence can create. Celebrating 25 years of Grindcore glory, Birdflesh cement their legacy with some of their most insane tracks to date. Organ Dealer give us nine tracks of pummeling Deathgrind absurdity from the wastelands of New Jersey! More vicious and aggressive than ever before, Organ Dealer have solidified themselves as an unstoppable force in the world of Grindcore. Both bands tracks were mastered by William Blackmon of Gadget , this is a must have!! (Haunted Hotel Records #100)
VOID ROT - Consumed by Oblivion LP
Earth-shaking death-doom rupturing from the depths and deflagrating into the cosmos. Influenced by the glory days of slow moving death forged by legendary progenitors like Winter, Rippikoulu, and Disembowelment, on their debut MLP "Consumed by Oblivion" Minneapolis' Void Rot weave ancestral death metal and atmospheric doom into a dismal and soul-crushing deluge of riffs, to construct a sonic colossus of unseen enormity. An absolute must listen for fans of Spectral Voice, Anhedonist, Inverloch, Indesinence, Krypts etc. (Sentient Ruin Records #72)
LEATHER GLOVE - Perpetual Animation - LP/tape cassette
Renowned American extreme metal sound engineer Greg Wilkison (of Brainoil, Deathgrave, ex. Laudanum, ex. Graves at Sea) owner and founder/operator of the legendary Earhammer Studios in Oakland CA (Noothgrush, Necrot, Autopsy, Vastum, Acephalix, Mortuous, Undergang, countless others) brings you his first ever solo full-length effort under the Leather Glove moniker. Standing somewhere between the caveman tank-like death metal approach of Coffins and Undergang, and the hallucinogenic sonic derailment of bands like Swans and Zeni Geva, in this debut long player of deviant and shapeshifting death-doom destruction Greg is aided by drummers Chad Gailey (Necrot, Vastum, Mortuous, Atrament, etc) and Dustin Ferris (Apraxic, Pleasure Cross, Engorged, etc) to unleash thirty minutes of cerebral and disgusting aural mayhem, smashing together death metal, D beat, crust, sludge, doom, and industrial noise to summon a low end monster of deranged experimentalism and of unspeakable heaviness. Ripping guitar solos laid down by bastion Bay Area metal shredders like Sean McGrath (Ghoul, Impaled), Shelby Lermo (Vastum, Ulthar, Extremity), Eric Cutler (Autopsy), and Danny Corrales (Autopsy, Abcess) round out a debut release of absolutely incinerating intensity. (Sentient Ruin Records #70)
ATRAMENT - Scum Sect CD
Nihilistic Bay Area crust punks Atrament (who feature in their ranks current and past members of Vastum, Necrot, Mortuous, Abstracter, Moral Void, and Black September) return with "Scum Sect", a thirty minute sophomore offering of sprawling hostility and of marvelously regressed sonic barbarism. Fusing together crust/anarcho punk, black and death metal with classic Swedish D-Beat, Atrament draw influence from bands like Doom, Discharge, Deviated Instinct, Skitsystem, Craft, Darkthrone and Dismember to instate widespread terror and summon total sonic warfare. A must listen and own for any true fan of Wolfpack/Wolfbrigade, Skitsystem, Gehenna, Vallenfyre, Acephalix, etc. (Sentient Ruin Records #66 CD)
ALTARAGE - The Approaching Roar tape cassette
Sentient Ruin is honored and proud to be a part of our friends' ALTARAGE's third and most accomplished LP yet. Spain's masters of dark and suffocating experimental death metal return with what is by all means their most colossal, visionary, and soul-crushing album to date! (Sentient Ruin Records #84)
SCHLEIM KEIM - Alles In Rot 7"
Three cuts of East-German punk, recorded back in the '80s, now issued for the very first time! (Radiation/Hohne Records #160)
RIISTETYT - Nightmares In Darkness LP
Another Finnish HC-classic released on ROR in 1984 and never reissued before that shows impressively why so many punx love Finnish HC worldwide! Comes with the poster-inlay which contains additional photos from Puntala-rock 1983 and lyrics! On the studio-side RIISTETYT sing in English which works surprisingly fine! ATTENTION: The B-side - recorded live - contains 3 bonus-tracks compared to the original LP (but "Mieletonta Vakivaltaa" is missing!) and most songs are different versions because RIISTETYT played two shows at Puntala in 1983! On this LP the B-side is much better than on the original LP cause RIISTETYT play here much tighter, especially Piise's basslines are incredible! Probably they have been already too drunk and wasted the other day! The sound-quality is also good! This is another Finnish HC-classic from 80ies! (Radiation/Hohne Records #161)
KANSAN UUTISET - Suomi Orgasmin Partaalla LPx2
One of Finland's greatest HC-sensations from 80ies! Repress of their one and only LP from 1983 plus their unreleased demos as one-sided 12"! They were the first band on the legendary and iconic "Hardcore '83" compilation on Propaganda and gained and deserved a cult status that goes on still today. Totally outraging ultra-fast HC that takes you to a direct orgasm! (Radiation/Hohne Records #103)
CHELSEA - Faster Cheaper & Beter Looking LPx2
"Faster, Cheaper and Better Looking" is the eighth studio album by punk rock legends CHELSEA, originally released in 2005. It was their long awaited new release since their reunion in 1999. The punk community is extremely fortunate to have bands like the Buzzcocks, the Stooges, and Chelsea releasing quality studio albums 30 years after they helped break the punk scene and ignite an explosion. Faster Cheaper & Better Looking is a present day work of art from a band who helped define the art that would captivate generations of punk rockers that is as relevant today as it was in 1977. (Radiation/Let The Eat Vinyl Records #501)
CHELSEA - The Alternative LPx2
Alternative Hits is the second album released by British punk rock legends Chelsea. Since many of the album's tracks had been previously released as singles, "Alternative Hits" is sometimes regarded as a compilation album. "Alternative hits" is a complete album in every sense. Pure punk melody and power shines throughout. (Radiation/Let The Eat Vinyl Records #410)
CHELSEA - Alternative Hits LP
Classic compilation of rare tracks for these UK pioneers. 180gr UK import. On vinyl, here's a reissue of the eighth studio album from British punk pioneers Chelsea. It was originally issued in 1993. (Radiation/Let The Eat Vinyl Records #398)
ICONS OF FILTH - The Mortarhate Projects LP
Icons of Filth were an influential Welsh anarcho-punk band that disbanded in 2004, after the unexpected death of its lead singer Andrew Sewell, known as Stiggy Smeg. UK political peace punk institution. RIYL: Conflict, Crass, DIRT. (Radiation/Let The Eat Vinyl Records #197)
TOY DOLLS - Twenty Two Tunes Live From Tokyo LPx2
This release does exactly what it says on the tin! "Twenty two tunes live from Tokyo" was recorded by punk legends TOY DOLLS at Club Quattro in Tokyo on the 27th of December 1989 - all their hits! (Radiation/Let The Eat Vinyl Records #511)
TOY DOLLS - On Stage In Stuttgart LPx2
"On Stage in Stuttgart" is a live album by the English Punk rock band Toy Dolls, recorded during their two concerts in 1999 in Stuttgart and Frankfurt, Germany. The setlist features all the classics, in excellent versions, along with familiar album tracks and a few well-executed covers. Just what a live album should contain! (Radiation/Let The Eat Vinyl Records #516)
CONFLICT - There's No Power Without Control LPx2
"There's No Power Without Control" is the definitive singles collection by anarcho punk veterans CONFLICT, originally released in 2003. London's Conflict is one of the most influential and highly regarded anarcho-punk bands in history (Radiation/Let The Eat Vinyl Records #324)
OPERATION IVY - Bring Me Back Up: Live 1988 FM Broadcast LP
'Live from KSPC Radio, Pomona, CA. March 17th, 1988 - FM Broadcast'. Operation Ivy's contribution to the history of US punk rock has never been in doubt. Not only did the band invent and define the entire ska-punk subgenre, but the line-up also featured Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman, i.e. half of the members of one of the most successful punk bands ever: Rancid. This 14-track scorcher presents a killer set originally broadcast by KSPC radio in Pomona, CA, March 1988. Expect 'Junkies Running Dry', 'The Crowd' and more of the group's uncountable hits played live and raw! Skank to the beat! (Radiation/Radio X Records #1988)
GREEN DAY - Live in Chicago, November 10th 1994 LP
Thirteen live Green Day tracks recorded live in Chicago on November 10th, 1994. Euro issue for a live broadcast - Green Day at their peak. Great quality. (Radiation/Radio Loop Loop #1)
MIDDLE CLASS FANTASIES - Tradition 7"
The MIDDLE CALSS FANTASIES where a german punk band from Frankfurt/M area and existed between 1979 and 1982. Along with Hamburg's original SLIME and BUTTOCKS probably the most radical and cynical of the DEUTSCH PUNK genre and probably along the most important bands of this era. Their style was pretty unique, simple but pumping mid tempo punk rock with some very delicate, radical provoking and cynical lyrics.Their track "Helden", originally on AGR's "Soundtracks zum Untergang" compilation, got blacklisted due it's radical political provocative content. This is a reissue of their one and only released 7" titled "Helden". Originally released by "Aggressive Rockproduktionen" in 1981 and available for the first time since. M.C.F. released two more songs on the "Soundtracks zum Untergang 1" (Helden and Publikum) compilation and broke up in 1982. The band briefly reformed as "KILLERPRALINEN" for another 7" and disbanded straight away. This is some classic german punk rock history! (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #84)
BLOOD - False Gestures for A Devious Public LP
Reissue of the debut album of this classic UK Punk/Oi band originally released in late 1983. It merges the best elements of punk rock and shock rock and propelles itself into the world as a 11 track Rock'n'Roll insurrection. Plus 2 bonus tracks including the brilliant 'Stark Raving Normal'. (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #28)
VIOLATORS - The No Future Years LP
Collection of everything recorded by the Violators. Side one is everything essential by the band while the B side collects the rest of the bands recordings. (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #62)
ANTHRAX - They've Got It All Wrong 7"
An anarcho punk EP from 1983, recorded by a rather obscure English band, gets reissued on wax! You get four tracks. (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #85)
VICE SQUAD - Resurrection 7"
A reissue of a 1981 EP from the popular, female fronted British punk band. The tracks are 'Resurrection', 'Young Blood' and 'Humane'. (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #57)
BLITZ - All Out Attack 7"
Massively influential UK outfit Blitz dropped this four-song beast of a debut in 1981, the first release on definitive UK82 label No Future. Sales quickly out-paced demand and the record went on to shift over 25000 copies. Nonetheless, it's been unavailable in its intended format ever since, and with eBay prices steadily creeping higher, this seemed as good a time as any to reissue it properly. A relentlessly tough slab of raw hardcore punk that sits a lot closer to the likes of Negative Approach and early Agnostic Front than to most of its UK contemporaries, this was a huge favourite of mine as a teenager and I'm truly stoked to be reissuing it-- high-quality pressing in six-panel gatefold sleeve! (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #43)
DAILY TERROR - Aufrecht LP
Great re-issue of this classic german punk album originally released back in 1984 by Aggressive Rockproduktionen. (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #49)
DAILY TERROR - Schumtzige Zeiten LP
Repress this German punk classic from 1982 with the hits "Abc alarm", "death squad" & "Small beers". Daily Terror in their early years, they were simply the big bands of the German punk and "Dirty Times" is definitely one of their best albums! (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #48)
THE OPPRESSED - Oi!Oi! Music! LP
Hailing from Cardiff, The Oppressed helped spearhead the second wave of Oi! and this, their debut LP, was released on their own label in 1984. The 8 bonus cuts include the ''Work Together'' and ''Victims'' single plus the legendary ''Never Say Die'' EP whilst the eight page booklet includes lyrics to the original LP and liner notes by vocalist Roddy Moreno. (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #21)
ANGELIC UPSTARTS - Bombed Out LP
The comback-album from 1991 as reissue in the originalartwork! Powerfull steetpunk-anthems with catchy melodies! Reissue of 1991 album, originally released on the dutch Roadracer label. (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #70)
FITS - You're Nothing, You're Nowhere LP
Official reissue of this album originally released 1982 on Rondelet Music & Records. Inserts original inner sleeve with lyrics & credits. (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #67)
EJECTED - Spirit of Rebellion LP
Republication of the second album from the Ejected, which was original released in 1984! Straightforward UK-punk at its best! (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #81)
BAD MANNERS - Return of the Ugly LP
BLACK BUTCHER records re-release of this classic 1989 comeback album from British 2-TONE ska band who is lead by BUSTER BLOODVESSSEL. Nine tracks that would become new classics "SKAVILLE UK", "SALLY BROWN", "BONANZA SKA", "THIS IS SKA", "SINCE YOU'VE GONE AWAY", "HEY LITTLE GIRL" and more. (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #18)
SAMPLES - Dead Hero 7"
A legendary one on the 'No Future' label saga, originally out in 1982 - pure UK OI! anthemic and aggressive. Blitz sounding street punk original. (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #79)
DEMOB - No Room For You 7"
Official reissue of yet another UK punk classic. Originally released in 1981 on the UK indie label Round Ear Rec. (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #82)
DEMOB - Anti Police 7"
Classic 2 song 7" from these Gloucester Punks originally released in 1981.
(Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #78)
CARPETTES - s/t 7"
Re-issue of 1977 debut EP by UK punk band. (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #80)
PETER & THE TEST TUBE BABIES - Run Like Hell 7"
Reissue of the second EP of these UK punk legends. 2 songs from 1982.
A reissue of this 1982 single by the well known UK Oi! band, featuring the tracks 'Run Like Hell' and 'Up Yer Bum'. (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #55)
PETER & THE TEST TUBE BABIES - Banned from the Pubs 7"
Absolutely classic 3-song-EP of these british From 77 to 82-drunk-punx including the bands biggest hits "Banned from the pubs" and "Moped lads". (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #54)
NIPS - Happy Song 7"
Produced by The Jam's Paul Weller for Polydor, but originally released on Test Pressing Records in 1981, this single features a.o. a young Shane McGowan (yes, of Pogues-fame) and female bassist Shanne Bradley. (Radiation/Mad Butcher Records #46)
NEON - Rituals LP
Repress! After having released a string five of 12-inches and a 7-inch, this Italian synth-pop band finally released its first LP 'Rituals' in 1985 through the KinderGarten label. The music is obsessively rhythmic, like a pagan ritual, with the vagueness and asperity of primordial rock and roll and an inkling of late '70s/early '80s electronica. (Radiation/Spittle Records #15)
V/A - Body Section LP comilation
Originally released in 1983 (Electric Eye) just as the "new Italian rock" movement was beginning to gain momentum, this compilation reflects the impact of a 'post-Joy Division' British new wave on the genre. Divided into two sections, the softer "blue section" and the more electric "red section", this compilation presents some of the most eclectic groups of the period (DIE FORM, RINF), as well as more sophisticated bands like FRIGIDAIRE TANGO and JEUNESSE D'IVOIRE. It also marked the baptism of two bands (LITFIBA and DIAFRAMMA) that would become synonymous with 'the future of Italian rock' for the next ten years. Now digitally remastered and available for the first time on CD in "miniature LP" format, and featuring an 8-page booklet containing reviews from the period. Another collector's item. Track listing: 1.MODO - Eyes In The Mirror 2. MONUMENTS - Wonderful Woman 3. JEUNESSE D'IVOIRE - A Gift Of Tears 4. FRIGIDAIRE TANGO - Vanity Fair 5. KIRLIAN CAMERA - Dreamtime Comes 6. LITFIBA - Transea 7. DIAFRAMMA - Specchi D'Acqua 8. VOX REI - Fear 9. DIE FORM - Dopo Heidegger 10. RINF - Danke Mamy. (Radiation Records/Spittle Records #8)
V/A - Samples Only LP compilation
This Italian masterpiece is a sought after compilation of the early '80s, highlighting all the potential of the country's north-eastern post-punk scene. It all happened back in the day near Venice, the beautiful lagoon city. A young generation of musicians was fascinated with the whole new wave phenomena. They absorbed the sounds of modern rock, beat, electronic music, punk and even white funk (did anyone say A Certain Ratio?), all together, as a stream of consciousness. This version of 'Samples Only' includes two tracks from the group Art Dčco, which are exclusive to this reissue. (Radiation Records/Spittle Records #44)
RATS - C'est Disco... LP (with CD)
One of the most sought after record of the Italian PUNK wave, 'C'est Disco' was the first proper release of the band Rats, coming all the way from the Pianura Padana. The band was managed by famous Italian showman and anchorman Red Ronnie, a key figure in the early eighties post-punk and avant-garde movement. This record shows a rare craftsmanship for a band mostly informed by the revolutionary British punk movement and the more outrageous synth-wave. Originally released in 1981 on Nice Label/Italian Records label in a small run, the record suffered from very small distribution. In any case - thanks to the help of the influential DJ/producer John Peel with his show on the BBC - the record quickly sold out in foreign markets such as the UK, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This amazing reissue on Spittle has a bonus track on the enclosed CD version, 'Tattoo', which originally appeared on the compilation Nice Tracks (Nice/Italian 1983). (Radiation/Spittle Records #40)
PROTEX - Tightrope LP
Formed in Belfast in 1978, Protex were early pioneers of the Belfast Punk Movement. Signed to the now legendary Good Vibrations label, their debut release received great reviews and enjoyed widespread airplay on BBC Radio 1. They quickly came to the attention of Rough Trade Records, who released Don't Ring Me Up to wide acclaim. This in turn led to the band signing for Polydor Records, who released the singles I Can't Cope, followed by I Can Only Dream. The 1980s saw the band take to the road with the Boomtown Rats as well as embark on two extensive tours of their own throughout the US and Canada. An album was recorded with legendary producer Chas Chandler, who'd worked with, among others, Hendrix, The Animals and Slade. However, the band weren't happy with the result and after a final release, A Place in Your Heart, the band and label parted ways, Protex splitting soon after. We, that is Bachelor Records, are VERY proud to have them on board with this full length release of brand new songs recorded in 2017, fans worldwide are waiting for this for quite some time - now its ready to be unleashed! (Radiation/Bachelor Records #92)
MIDNITE SNAXX - Let Me Do What I Want 7"
We are so happy to have this one on Bachelor! Its the latest single of San Francisco punkrock outfilt MIDNITE SNAXX! What started in 2010 with RAW DELUXE single "Like Lightning" as three piece is now a half women half men combo! They sure got some history, here's the namedropping.... LOUDMOUTHS, BITCHSCHOOL, LOLI & THE CHONES, BARBARY COASTERS, THE OGRES, BAD DADDIES, ...The two songs on this classic big center whole single are just like we like it here at Bachelor Records HQ, simple, catchy and with a punkrock edge! Limited to 500 copies, housed in a risoprint sleeve, handcrafted bit mark, and a black inner sleeve... made with L-U-V. (Radiation/Bachelor Records #102)
CONTROL FREAKS - Don't Mess With Jessica 7"
'Don't Mess With Jessica' has a great chorus, and fantastic male/female vocal parts! The flipside has a The Rousers cover: 'Rock 'N Roll Or Run'! Featuring Greg Lowery (Rip Off Records, Rip Offs, Infections, Supercharger, Zodiac Killers). (Radiation/Bachelor Records #96)
CONTROL FREAKS - I Am Crime 7"
The title song has been composed by Greg Lowery himself, the flipside was done by the new bass player Sherilynn Nelson. Both are sound and songwriting-wise pointing into the lower-fi/budget rock direction, but in contrary to your beloved Supercharger-esque recording quality you can turn the volume to 11 here without blasting your ears/speakers. Yes, recording technology has been improved over the years. Nuff said. (Radiation/Bachelor Records #106)
CONTROL FREAKS - No Action 7"
three EU import singles for the new Greg lowery band, the man resposible for the Rip Offs, the Infections, Zodiac Killers and who knows what else strikes back with these Control Freaks and it's 1995 again. Lo-fi punk rock at its best. Hard to find Austrian imports on the bachelor label. With the mid tempo scorcher 'No Action', you find yourself set back to the '90s after a few seconds. Sloppy (in a VERY good way) and trashy garage punk with a simple chorus. Side B continues with the Control Freaks version of the most famous Protex song 'I Can Only Dream'. This is a no brainer! Featuring Greg Lowery (Rip Off Records, Rip Offs, Infections, Supercharger, Zodiac Killers). (Radiation/Bachelor Records #95)
COCK SPARRER - Did You Have A Nice Life Without Me? 7"
Few copies of their French single on Dirty Punk, from a few years back. Out of print now! (Radiation/Dirty Punk Records #26)
The RUTS - The Peel Session Album LP
On Strange Fruit, European reissue for the 1980 Peel Session from reggae/punk legends the RUTS. (Radiation/Strange Fruit Records #109)
INTERTERROR - Lilli Marleen 7"
Spanish classic KBD single. Hard to find reissue. (Radiation/Radikal 1977 Records #8)
SELECTOR - Daylight LP
their last studio album. One hit after the other, 2 tone ska for all the skinheads out there. (Radiation/DMF Records #118)
BREAK OUT/INTENSIFIED CHAOS - split LP
Formed in 1980, Intensified Chaos (changing their name to Breakout in 1983) were a D.I.Y. 80s UK Punk Band from the West Country. With one boot on Oi! and the other on the raw Uk82 sounds from the era, the band survived a myriad of line-up changes (including one in the vocalist slot in 1983) and recorded a bunch of urgent, powerful and incendiary demos that only a few lucky ones could enjoy until now. This lp presents a thorough overview of their surviving recorded demos from 1982 to 1984, 14 tracks of pure pissed off, rough Punk to finally make justice to this unfairly obscure bunch. Only one of their recorded songs("Waste Away" by Breakout, featured on the hard to find Punk compilation album "Wet Dreams" in 1984) was ever published on a record, so this is the very first time this songs are available on vinyl. Raw, uncompromising working class punk for the Thatcher era, up the Punks! (Radiation/Beat Generation Records #70)
PERFORMING FERRET BAND - s/t LP
Hailing from Maidstone (Kent), Performing Ferret Band got together in 1978 and with their amateur take on music they wrote a small but great chapter of the emergence born out of punk, when the proliferation of small labels and self/releases invaded the record shops and created a scene which developed one of the golden and most creative periods of music despite the participants' technical limitations. Later based in Manchester and inspired by comedians such as Monty Python and musicians like Captain Beefheart, The Velvet Underground or The Fall, the Ferrets developed a personal style very close to Television Personalities, Swell Maps or The Desperate Bicycles, all bands of questionable virtuosity. That didn't stop the Ferrets from releasing two cassettes, a 7" and an LP during their short life until 1982. Their only LP, originally released in 1981 on the band's own Pig Production label as a 300/copies pressing, is reissued now in a limited edition. It's a compendium of absurdity, genius, humor and that naive spirit which makes humanity more believable. A co/release between Alehop! and Beat Generation of only 500 copies featuring an insert with the band's story, photos and memorabilia. (Radiation/Beat Generation Records #66)
NIGHTERS - Drop Down Dead 7"
italian punk/HC long awaited reissue. Exactly as the original, fully licensed on the NO PLAN label. Pure italian HC from the glory days. (Radiation/New Rose Records #1)
IMPALER - Live 7th Street Entry Minneapolis September 25th 1984 cassette tape
very limited tape for all true metal and tape collectors. Released in Italy on the AUA label in a crazy limited edition! (Radiation/Los Cassetos #318)
AMERICAN WAR MACHINE - Unholy War LP (Color Vinyl)
Hailing from Boston, MA, and featuring members of Slapshot, Agnostic Front, Blood For Blood, and Intent To Injure, hardcore powerhouse American War Machine delivers their debut album "Unholy War." Picking up where they left off with their "Prey Drive" EP, American War Machine continues to dish out uncompromising, motor-charged, no-frills hardcore punk. These 12 tracks were recorded at The Colosseum in New Bedford, MA, with Trevor Vaughan (The Rival Mob, Have Heart). LP includes digital download. (Revelation Records #259)
MORE PAIN - s/t 7" flexi disc
More Pain is thrash turned rotten, riding a vile wave of scum all the way in from sea. Hints of Head Wound City creep their way into the chaos, as two long-time comrades, Nick Zinner (also of Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Justin Pearson (Dead Cross, The Locust, Retox), create a scathing score meant for surfing witches and black magick in the sand. A powder keg equal parts blast beat, feedback, and vocals meant to annihilate all in its path, the fuse is short, the tracks are shorter. (31G Records #102)
SKULLCRACK - Turn To Dust LP (Color Vinyl)
Skullcrack is a high-energy hardcore punk/crossover thrash band from Southern California. Skullcrack quickly made themselves known by self-releasing two EPs on their own imprint, Adios Motherfucker Records. "Turn To Dust," their debut full-length album, is guaranteed to be their densest, angriest onslaught thus far. Limited edition of 500 copies. (Indecision Records #118)
ORCHID - Chaos is Me LP 20th anniversary silver foil edition (Scene Support version)
In 1999 Ebullition released the Orchid - Chaos is Me LP. At the time Orchid was a fairly new and unheard of band. It was the 45th release on Ebullition, but over time it became the most popular band and record that Ebullition ever had the privilege of releasing. In honor of this, in 2019 Ebullition has decided to releases a special limited edition 20th anniversary version of this monumental LP. Colored vinyl and a special foil printed cover with all of the grey elements from the original cover replaced with the silver foil. Scene Support version is on brown vinyl and comes with limited poster insert and alternative lyric sheet. (Ebullition Records #45)
(discounted price) ECONOCHRIST - discography CDx2
Ebullition has decided to lower the price of this amazing discography CD in an attempt to get some more of these out into the world before the CD format disappears forever. A classic. And a great deal for a double CD that includes every single Econochrist song that was ever released! This double CD discography features forty-one Econochrist songs. It includes the Ruination LP, the Trained To Serve LP, the Skewed 7", the Another Victim 7", the It Runs Deep 7", as well as the songs from the Give Me Back comp LP, the Very Small World comp LPx2, the What Are You Pointing At? comp 10", and the songs from the split 7" that Econochrist did with The Detonators. (Ebullition Records #37 CD)