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CHRONIC SUBMISSION - Empty Heads Poison Darts LP
CHRONIC SUBMISSION were a young band during the golden age of Toronto Hardcore - 1982-84. The band turned heads when they hit their stage with their vicious stop on a dime thrash, CHRONIC SUBMISSION were amongst the youngest of the bands on the scene and quickly became an influential crossover style band. Tim Yo in 1984 reviewed their tape and wrote - "This is a viciously intense and powerful tape --it's a full out and superbly recorded. 16 songs onslaught if thrash at its best". Those words stand many years later. CHRONIC SUBMISSION'S Empty Heads Poison darts is now available on Lp. Limited to 300 copies. (Schizophrenic Records #96)

MAXIMUM ROCK'N'ROLL #427 (December 2018)
Tell your boss you won't be coming in today, the latest Maximum Rocknroll is here! Issue 427, our December 2018 edition, is filled to the brim with the content you crave. We've got New York's CHOKED UP and long-distance band JABBER dispelling pop punk myths and New York's GIANT PEACH and Melbourne's THE SHIFTERS on the importance of place (whether it's your home or another country!). Vancouver's LIÉ and long-distance band MARRÓN both discuss the effects of fascism on music, while Montreal's PINK NOISE and Boston's ANCIENT FILTH dish on their long, long histories as bands. Not enough? Why not check out THE FUNS' pontifications on living and working in an abandoned funeral home in Illinois, or take PROTO IDIOT's advice on lowering your expectations for touring the UK, where they live. And if you're still looking for more, we of course have the best columns and reviews in the game! Order today to make sure you're the first on the block to get the latest, greatest issue of the best punk magazine to ever exist... Maximum Rocknroll! (Maximum Rock'n'Roll #427)

DEATH RIDGE BOYS - Right Side of History LP
Portland punk band featuring members of Criminal Damage, Tragedy, and Talk Is Poison. (Black Water Records #74.5)

FORWARD - Apathy Kills People 7"
New 7" from Japan's Forward! (Black Water Records #74)

BRAINBOMBS - Burning Hell LP (with download)
Armageddon Shop is proud to announce the long-awaited reissue of the Brainbombs first album "Burning Hell". Originally released in 1992 on the Blackjack label. After many years out of print in the USA, it has been freshly re-cut for this vinyl release by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering (Fu Manchu, Elder, The Residents, Pallbearer). Limited to 600 copies on black vinyl with download. 9 tracks of abrasive noise rock that will drill into your skull. Abrasive music that surges with hypnotic Stooges riffs that have been laced with acid and drenched in the sweat of physical fear and danger. Mutated and disorienting songs with lyrics that deliver first person accounts of the most disturbing and darkest events that are part of the human experience... Murder, sex, drugs, blood, and violence. Warning: Explicit lyrical content. Recommended that you listen keeping in mind, this should be viewed lyrically like a serial killer or true crime film/narrative. (Armageddon Label #14)

BRAINBOMBS - Fucking Mess LP (with download)
Armageddon Shop is proud to announce the long-awaited reissue of the Brainbombs fifth album "Fucking Mess". Originally released in Sweden in 2008 on the Lystring label, it quickly sold through two pressings. After many years out of print, it will be available for the first time domestically in the USA. It has been freshly re-cut for this vinyl release by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering (Fu Manchu, Elder, The Residents, Pallbearer). Limited to 600 copies on black vinyl with download. Seven tracks of blown out noise rock from the depths of Sweden's sub/urban landscape. Blood soaked lurching riffs taking you through a horrific police report. An audio notebook filled with disturbing and murderous events. A serial killer walking down a dark road listening to a blown out cassette on a dying walkman as he wipes the blood off his hands and into the dirt... In their own words: "Brainbombs Fucking Mess as a testament/funeral. Brainbombs found previous releases to be too naive, this time it's for real." Warning: Explicit lyrical content. Recommended that you listen keeping in mind, this should be viewed lyrically like a serial killer or true crime film/narrative. (Armageddon Label #15)

RUIN IT! - Locked Up Dead LP (with download)
Armageddon Label is proud to present the debut LP by RI hardcore band Ruin It! "Locked Up Dead". Recorded last winter at NEF Studio by Anthony Z, then mixed by Christopher Corry for maximum impact (Magic Circle, Mind Eraser, No Tolerance, Aggression Pact) and mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering (Fu Manchu, Boston Strangler, Elder, Angel Dust). "Locked up Dead" is a 15 track album of no bullshit hardcore, think Out Cold and 9 Shocks Terror mixed with a little NYHC. Fast, tight and to the point, with the occasional breakdown. Just well written, raw and solid as fuck hardcore with pissed vocals by ex Soul Control and Verse vocalist Matt Amore. Check it out! Limited to 350 copies on color vinyl with digital download. (Armageddon Label #21)

EXCRUCIATING TERROR is one of basical pillars of USA Grind Core scene. EXCRUCIATING TERROR and their debut LP originally released back at 1996. This is third repress of this Euro version with bonus songs. (Psychocontrol/Insane Society Records #99)

EXCRUCIATING TERROR is one of basical pillars of USA Grind Core scene. Originally released back at 1998. Its finally here. Re-press of this one of Grind Core pillars from USA. Near to 20 years after first press its available now. This is classic EXCRUCIATING TERROR album. Classic Grind Core album with typically ExTx riffs by Jerry Flores, crazy vocals by Victor Garcia and fast perfect drumming of Martin Alvarado. 21 brutal Grind Core songs on full speed. (Psychocontrol #39)

Three guys from every St Louis band I value in the last few years, with a mission statement to create a great USHC record of an ilk whose trend has come and gone since the years of No Way Records but whose vitality and appeal is timeless. The 2017 demo shocked my system with its perfect storm of influences to create 4 songs of Nine Shocks Terror-esque hardcore, and I immediately offered to do a record for them. This 2018 LP sees Iron Bars taking a slightly broader influence, the foundation of Nine Shocks Terror remains intact but the arrangements and wild guitar leads recall RKL and the anxious and reckless aggression bring Deep Wound to mind. Add in a prerequisite slow dirge or two, record it with Amos (Tenement) in his Appleton WI studio, and we've got my favorite USHC record of the past few years. (SPHC Records #88)

GLOBSTERS - Express Everything LP
This record filled us with hope, broke us into pieces, and then reassembled us into new people. The saga of this almost-lost record is a long one for another time. For now, let's feel the joy and the relief that one of the most anticipated American punk records of the 10's (by me, at least) finally sees the light of day. Tucked away in the farther recesses of Appalachia, Globsters has been quietly holding down the spirit of punk in the USA. It's been six years since the last record, and six years can do a lot to a man. Six years can result in ditching all the mid-tempo love songs, all the sing-alongs, all the funny business. Six years can brew a lot of negativity that can come out as an intimately dark hardcore record, lean and mean, as fast as possible, all tracks in the red and every setting max'd out. This LP sees Globsters as he is today: a complex, multifaceted individual that faces the negativity within himself with a smile and the negativity of the outside world with two fingers in the air. Adam says it best himself: "I try to express everything I possibly can when I play. Anger, sadness, sexuality, extreme joy and happiness. I turn it up as loud as I can." An updated mix/master, altered arrangements, and different sequencing than the promo tape that came out in 2014. Cover art by Mr. Lumpy himself and layout by the #1 Globsters fan. (SPHC Records #50)

Hand numbered. Out now on Merciless Records is the God's America/Cancer Clan split EP. The record is limited to 300 copies only! The vinyl comes in milky white with UV-light reflecting!!! All this makes the record a bit more expensive, but the record is worth every penny. God's America play a rabid, whirling blast of cyclonic hardcore that scrabbles together thrash, grind and powerviolence as it destroys everything in its goddamn path. Cancer Clan from Potsdam have been around for several years! The band deliver 2 new ripping brutal metallic grind- and crust-influenced hardcore tracks. Stocks are limited so we expect this one to go pretty quickly!! (Merciless Records #5)

Motorhead crossed with SSD and twice as burly. From the folks behind Vacant State and Blue Monday. 4 tracks of killer hardcore. 300 copies with hand-cut OBI's, stamped labels. First 100 with limited lyric booklet. (Neon Taste Records #7)

NUTRITION - s/t cassette tape
Limited cassette tape by members of Bootlicker. Kamloops, British Columbia's Nutrition started as a side project of Lewis (Bootlicker, Mass Grave) and his boss playing demented yet tight hardcore. It sounds like what you might expect from someone that might have to call in sick after playing a show the night before. Awkward, angry and definitely hungover. Something you might hear come out on Lumpy Records. Brash and noisy with tight songs cartooned by amateurish surf leads and a voice that couldn't be interpreted for all the money in the world. 8 Songs. One time printing. Only 75, hand stamped, gold foil cassettes with J-Card. (Neon Taste Records #8.5 TP)

Long awaited vinyl offering of Bootlicker's debut record. Not our fault - trust me! We picked this up after the initial label folded leaving these records stranded at the plant. Bootlicker play actually crushing hardcore in the vein of Totalitar, Bloodkrow Butcher, modern Oi influenced hardcore. Blown out while remaining tuneful. Monster of a 7". Limited 1st pressing on red of only 300 copies in proper glue-pocket sleeve. (Neon Taste Records #8)

MERCENARIAS - Bau 83 to 87 LP
Archival collection of odds 'n' ends from the cult Brazilian post-punk unit, Mercenárias, recorded between 1983 and 1987. This LP contains 10 unreleased songs taken from demos, rehearsals, and live sets on the A-side; then a nice-sounding live recording from '83, and a demo of alternate versions of songs that appeared on the first two Mercenárias LPs on the B-side. Includes a beautiful, full-color, 12-page, 24cm x 27cm booklet of photos. (Warthog Speak/Nada Nada Discos #53)

CANKRO - s/t 7"
Debut EP from this pummeling and pissed Brazilian hardcore-punk band. Armed with the vocalist of SEM HASTRO and a couple other hard hitting players, the CANKRO power-trio bashes their way through six original mid-paced stompers (and an OLHO SECO cover) that lands somewhere between DISCHARGE, MOTÖRHEAD, DESTINO FINAL, and that crawling mutant-mosh sound that's been at the forefront of 201X hardcore. (Warthog Speak/Nada Nada Discos #55)

This is the first vinyl release by Gainesville's Bitemarks. Made up veterans of other Gainesville bands such as Palatka, Asshole Parade, True North and Strike Force Diablo. Angular, raging, driving and dissonant punk with angry and abrasive female vocals. Bitemarks are reminiscent to bands such as Monorchid, if Monorchid were playing inside of a burning landfill during the second coming, while a woman raised from the refuse on the dented and rusty shell of a white Wirlpool fridge, and she was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood and her eyes were as a flame of fire, and on her head were many crowns; and she had a name written, that no woman knew, but her herself. Her name is called The Word of Holy Goddamn. And the armies which were in heaven followed her upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, cleaner than the fridge she road upon. And out of her mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the idiot hillbillies: and she shall rule them with a rod of iron: and she treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Holy Goddamn. In a noble war against the foul, vile and utterly dumb orange faced demon. A noble war for the glorious independence of Puerto Rico. Single Sided 12" with screen printed B-side on pink vinyl. Cover is also screen printed. 300 pressed. (Belladonna Records #9)

Floodwalker come in with a punishing debut of anger, despise and alienation filled sludgecore. Noisy with almost an industrial feel, their two tracks clock in at a combined 11 minutes. Violent and up-tempo slow. Members did some time in 90's crust bands and it shows. A nice mix of hardcore, crust, metal and sludge. Senior Fellows, who have previously had three LP's and a split 7", come back with three new tracks of hypnotic, gruff sludge from the bowels of the dustbowl. SF can drop an almost drone psychedelia riff on top of a disgusting dirge part and come out like a bad acid trip. They close it out with a noisy ambient synth instrumental to pull you back in from the nightmare. Cover art by Unexpected Specter. For fans of: Neurosis, Brutal Truth, The Atlas Moth, High on Fire. (Night Animal Records #7)

NEW JUNK CITY - Same Places LP
On New Junk City's sophomore full length, "Same Places," the Atlanta-based quartet explore through this idea of trying to stay young at heart while your body grows older and older. Building upon the foundation the band laid on their debut LP (2014's Self-Titled Effort), "Same Places" continues the bands trend of high-energy, high-intensity melodic folk-inspired and pop-influenced style of punk, while also dipping the bands metaphorical toes into some new realms. Often compared to the likes of the Menzingers, early-era Get up Kids and The Gaslight Anthem, New Junk City layers a combination of both brash and noodling guitars over a driving and pounding rhythm section, combined with graveled-but-oddly-melodic vocals with a certain fervor and passion not often captured on record. And while the band's music and sound certainly are one of their biggest selling points, on "Same Places" singer John Vournakis belts out nine heart-on-the-sleeve songs and stories dealing with the fear of loss, fear of being alone, and fear of being stuck, both in a literal and metaphorical sense. From the squealing feedback that opens the record, all the way through its abrupt ending, "Same Places" takes the listener through a journey of growing older, while still trying to remember who you are. (Night Animal Records #8)

Head bashing debut EP from this Texas GRINDCORE two-piece. For a two piece this thing sounds huge. Like Minotaurs picked up instruments and learned to grind. All go-no slow, guttural vocals, precision blasts, thrashin' riffage. Classic grind sound while still sounding new. 10 tracks of one to two minute songs on a 7". Just straight pummel from the second the needle hits the record. For fans of: Noisear, Brutal Truth, Discordance Axis, PLF, Insect Warfare, Haemorrage, Phobia, Pigsty. (Night Animal Records #10)

(restock) MARRON - s/t LP
Hailing from the center and the sprawl of Southern California, MARRON takes its chief inspiration from the area's highly racialized landscape of inequity, tragedy, and beauty. But while SoCal is the home, DC hardcore rings throughout the chords, and these veteran members of bands such as ESPERANZA, MUGRE, and DESCARADOS bring a new kind of fire to their emotive sound. Owing as much influence to bands like SWIZ as to the political writings of ALBERT MEMMI, MARRON brings a new wave of sound and race-critical perspectives to punk and hardcore that will make you want to dance and decolonize! However, you will need none of these references to be moved by the music contained in this record. Includes download in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire. (Ape Must Not Kill Ape Records #54)

(restock) WWHIRR - Modern Hypcrisy LP
WWHIRR is like the warning whistle of a steamroller, setting off from the suburbs threatening to flatten the Petronas Towers of Kuala Lumpur. Life in the metropolis of Malaysia is not a pony farm, as in our small, spoiled western world. Malaysia is still a very poor country and yet it offers a punk scene that is bursting with energy. The level of intensity is hardly matched by any Western scene. WWHIRR should not be confused with the U.S. shoegaze band Whirr. There are no sweet woman's voice but frustrated young people who still want to change the world. They call it Klang Valley Power Violence, but it has a charm of its own. Often the speed is restrained and nastier Sludge is offered. The lack of a guitar gives the feel of Man Is The Bastard, but they're also reaching the high speed of No Comment in some parts. Malaysia has one of the most active punk scenes in the world and WWHIRR is a very important part of it. (Merciless Records #4)

Descriptions for 11/3/18

ORCHID - Chaos Is Me LP (yellow/brownish translucent colored vinyl)
Repressed! 750 copies on this translucent yellow/brownish vinyl with streaks of other colors. Hard to believe this masterpiece came out in 1999 (nearly 20 years ago!) Orchid's first full length 12" features eleven songs of their unique blend of emotive chaos and combustible hardcore. Blending it all together to create emo violence. Screaming vocals and harsh sounding music to keep the kids screaming and dancin' whether they are Romulan emo kids or crusty Klingons. (Ebullition #45)

BURMESE - Privileged LP
BURMESE provides peerless entertainment for an aficionado of the extreme. 13 counts of blunt mental traumas exclaimed in a form both vulgar and elegant- entrancingly toying with nauseating (a)symmetry. Two bass guitars battling for dominance in ecstasy. Two drums painstakingly conducting a beat of frenzied violence; be it militaristic vignettes or full-on grinding. Two vocals topping each other in a deathclutch. A high-speed thrashnoise/moribund no-wave triumph; freaks into early NAPALM DEATH/SWANS/WHITEHOUSE - recognize! Recorded and Mixed by Jacob Felix Heule at NEW, IMPROVED RECORDING in Oakland, CA. Mastered by Thomas Dimuzio at GENCH STUDIOS in San Francisco, CA. Artwork by Mike Green. Burmese is Jay K, Mark S, Tissue, Yeda, Matt C, and Mike G. (Fuck Yoga Records #64)

SPIT - Toxic Noise LP
Short, fast and loud. Another 19 song, all killer-no filler blast of hardcore punk from the Tel-Aviv based "Supergroup" SPIT. Members of Useless ID, Kid's Insane, Sweatshop Boys. Available on translucent colored vinyl. Includes a download code. (Rotten to The Core Records #33)

ANTiSEEN - The Dying Breed LP
Hot on the heels of the band's 35th Anniversary celebration, and just in time for their UPCOMING JAPANESE TOUR, TKO RECORDS is proud to bring you this all new 7-song EP of brand new recordings by ANTiSEEN! Guitarist Mad Brother Ward explains: "OH CHRIST- ANOTHER covers collection??? YEAH- and this one is for good measure. This is a salute to some of the bands which have inspired or influenced us, from childhood to today. From the famous to the infamous, to the obscure and also-ran... and some which sure as HELL paid their dues without getting them in return. Integrity and ethic aren't just cheap buzzwords when put into practice. These are the last of a dying breed..." Limited pressing of 400 copies on OPAQUE Baby-Blue vinyl! Covers of songs by KNIFEDANCE, WHITE CROSS, DEAD KINGS, SELF-MADE MONSTERS, KNOWLEDGE IS FOR FOOLS, OSMONDS and LOOSE LUGNUTS. (TKO Records #180004)

Sludgey metal/punk duo from Massachusetts that hits heavy, angry, and emotional. The debut full length from Crowfeeder, "No Flowers," brings together the songwriting and melody of Baroness with the riffs and anger of Cobalt across nine tracks. Two dudes, two beards, many more beers, lots of yelling, and songs about dead people (those they have lost and those they wish would pass). The band draws influences from stoner rock, 90's alternative, doom, and hardcore to bring forth their own brand of driving, bluesy metal. The LP is housed in a full color jacket and comes with a 11"x22" insert and digital download code. FFO: Baroness, ASG, The Bronx, The Sword, Cobalt. (Constant Disappointment Records #1)

KNOCK OVER CITY - It's Bad, Dude. CD
Grunge punk power trio from Massachusetts with clear influences from noise rock, hardcore, and 90's alternative. Knock Over City has evolved their sound on "it's bad, dude." to compose catchy, driving songs. Sing alongs and hooks abound, this record could've easily fit within the Touch and Go canon back in the day. The CD is housed in a matte-printed digipak. FFO: Piebald, California X, Seaweed, Hum, Helmet. (Constant Disappointment Records #2 CD)

LOS BUNGALITOS - Nueva Inglaterra LP
Thrashy bi-lingual hardcore punk to stomp your teeth in. This record marks a defining moment in creative maturity for Los Bungalitos, a mainstay for the New England hardcore scene. "Nueva Inglaterra" offers fourteen tracks of biting lyrical commentary on social and political issues of past and present, delivered with guts, aggression, and fury. Los B is at their angriest and most poignant of their fifteen year history. The LP is pressed on transparent red vinyl, housed in a full color jacket, and comes with an insert with lyrics and background of the album's concept, and a digital download code. FFO: Municipal Waste, Suicidal Tendencies, Power Trip, Los Crudos, Propaghandi. Featuring members of Hivesmasher. (Constant Disappointment Records #3)

INTERCOURSE - Everything Is Pornography When You've Got An Imagination LP
Deranged hardcore/noise rock, filled with snot, vitriol, and contempt, from Connecticut. Soaked in sweat, alcohol, and likely some other substances, Intercourse delivers eleven tracks of spastic, noisy hardcore. Dirty, damaged vocals with erratic guitars and drums, songs burst out of step, lead by the rambling vocals of a drunken madman. Alien abductions, furries, and provocative, demented diatribes on modern existence. The LP is housed in a full color jacket and comes with a lyrical insert and digital download code. FFO: Deadguy, Kiss It Goodbye, Daughters, Heavy Heavy Low Low, KEN Mode. (Constant Disappointment Records #4)

At a time when the underground is actually paying attention to Oi (for better or worse), bands are clamoring and competing for harder sounds and new boundaries to push. Enter Ultra Razzia, the Mountie Marauders, the Quebecian Killers. Their 2017 demo tape was a trudge through familiar territory, copping the early Blitz singles in all their blown-out glory. It's an easy path to follow and it's a lot of fun, but it doesn't lead anywhere. Luckily their trek through the catacombs of Oi found them cutting through brush into less traveled terrain. Their first full length finds the band dialing back the distortion and focusing on single string riffs that sound straight out of '82, like the Meteors laying down singles for Riot City Records. There's the melody of the Underdogs, the ferocity of Ultraviolent, and the confrontational politics of the heavier anarcho bands. The drums rarely push faster than mid tempo, but this band provides proof that speed doesn't always equal intensity because, let's face it, you can hear armies marching from a mile away before you realize that stomp still means your untimely doom. 300 copies on colored vinyl. (Foreign Legion Records #13)

CEMETERY LUST - Rotting In Piss CD
For nearly a decade now, CEMETERY LUST have been perfecting their crazed craft, first with a handful of demos, and then two full-lengths for HELLS HEADBANGERS, 2012's Screams of the Violated (which the label widely released in 2015) and 2014's Orgies of Abomination. Across those two albums, these Portland sleaze-bangers put forth a form of thrash yet was fun yet filthy, and feral at every turn, spitting forth lyrical depravity amidst a sonic backdrop of '80s German proto-black, San Francisco speed metal, and even South American proto-death. No big changes on LP#3, Rotting in Piss, nor should there be: this is vile and violent METAL, above all, which pisses on all party-thrash pretenders. If anything, CEMETERY LUST sound even more manic here, with witching solos divebombing right and left across the album's fierce 'n' full 33 minutes. Plus, they've found a production style that possesses a disarming amount of clarity while simultaneously making every dirty nook and cranny sound that much more depraved. If you didn't know any better, you'd mistake Rotting in Piss for some lost deathrash classic from 1989! With a slew of touring lined up for the summer and no limit to the depraved depths to which they'd sink, CEMETERY LUST devilishly invite you to keep Rotting in Piss! (Hells Headbangers #245)

CEMETERY URN - Barbaric Retribution CD
By now, CEMETERY URN should need no introduction. A staple of the Australian extreme metal scene, for over a decade now, the band have been a study in staunch self-reliance, self-booking two highly successful tours across the United States as well as releasing their first two albums on their own Cemetery Recordings. Although HELLS HEADBANGERS would release those first two albums - 2008's Urn of Blood and 2010's The Conquered Are Burned - on vinyl in 2011, CEMETERY URN's spirt is fiercely independent. Not to mention that they've a deep history in that Australian extreme metal scene: founding guitarist and songwriter Andrew Gillon also hails from reactivated Aussie barbarians ABOMINATOR, and previously played in the final lineup of BESTIAL WARLUST; original vocalist Damon Bloodstorm was renowned as the frontman for BESTIAL WARLUST and for ABOMINATOR from 1996-2001; and drummer Matt Crossingham, who's played with such bands as Belligerent Intent, Scars of Sodom, and Draconis Infernum. (Hells Headbangers #248)

A cult name in the metal underground, DIABOLIC FORCE are a power-trio in the classic mold of Venom, Bulldozer, and Mot-rhead. Theirs is a nasty 'n' blasphemous sound that encompasses the totality of ancient metal, be it thrash, speed, or first-wave black, but especially the unholy trinity of early Sodom, Bathory and Hellhammer. DIABOLIC FORCE built a granite-solid name on their underground work during the first decade of the 2000s, with the title of their first EP, Old School Attack, laying bare their aims. But it was the release of their debut album, March to Calvary, in 2009 which ingratiated the band to diehards the world over. Alas, the band have been sadly silent since, but the time has now arisen for Praise of Satan: in every way conceivable, an intensification and solidification of the trademark DIABOLIC FORCE: attack, fouler and fiercer and more memorable than ever. No compromise, no progression, no hope, no sellout: this is the ultimate Praise of Satan! (Hells Headbangers #215 CD)

FAITHXTRACTOR - Proverbial Lambs To The Ultimate Slaughter CD
FAITHXTRACTOR are a dark death metal band from Cincinnati, Ohio. Formed in 2005, the band initially existed as a studio project between brothers Ash and Marquis Thomas. In this form, FAITHXTRACTOR released a number of demos/EPs as well as two full-length albums. In late 2013, a live lineup was finally assembled. After some personnel changes, the lineup was solidified with Zdenka Prado (Estuary lead vocalist) on bass, Cody Knarr (Unkured) on guitar, and Ash handling drums and lead vocals; Ash is also active in such HELLS HEADBANGERS bands as SHED THE SKIN, THE VLADIMIRS, CRUCIFIED MORTALS, and SURGIKILL. Through this incarnation, the existing catalog was finally unleashed upon live audiences. By gigging/touring regularly during 2014 and 2015, FAITHXTRACTOR has gained great appeal and respect throughout the metal underground. Long one of modern metal's best-kept secrets, with Proverbial Lambs to the Ultimate Slaughter will FAITHXTRACTOR achieve the acclaim they so rightly deserve. Step forward for slaughter... (Hells Headbangers #242 CD)

MONGRELS CROSS - Psalter Of The Royal Dragon Court CD
HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present the highly anticipated second album of MONGREL'S CROSS, Psalter of the Royal Dragon Court, on CD. Hailing from the extreme metal hotbed of Australia, MONGREL'S CROSS are one of the best-kept secrets Down Under. Mind you, the band - now pared down to a duo - have been quiet since the release of their HELLS HEADBANGERS debut album, The Sins of Aquarius, in 2012, but those years away from the prying eyes of the metal public have paid off in spades on Psalter of the Royal Dragon Court. Here, these hooligans take everything that made The Sins of Aquarius so grimily gratifying - the widescreen span of filthy thrashing, down-tempo war-marches, and epic metal grandeur alike - and render it all the more terrifying and triumphant through clear 'n' cutting production. It's the age-old axis of form meeting content, and rarely has a metal record this cleanly produced sounded so threatening, which simply underlines the powerful panache to the band's strong songwriting. (Hells Headbangers Records #216 CD)

OUTLINE - Fire Whiplash CD
Although a brand-new name, OUTLINE is actually a continuation of speed metal cult DEMONA. Feeling a name-change was necessary to refresh her outlook, mastermind vocalist/guitarist Tanza Speed joined up with HAMMR mainman J. Hammer, and together they released the Demo 1: Fire Whiplash last October via HELLS HEADBANGERS. That debut demo quickly sold out, and it was easy to hear why: OUTLINE continue all the same timeless intensity which endeared DEMONA to legions worldwide while also revealing a newer, more traditional side. With the stage thus set, OUTLINE now unleash their debut album, fittingly titled Fire Whiplash. If their debut demo presented the band in their rawest state, then Fire Whiplash is the sound of OUTLINE firing on all cylinders, retaining that raw intensity while bolstering the production considerably, and even suggesting a slightly more punkish take on their trademark speed metal. Recorded by MIDNIGHT's Commandor Vanik at his Mercenary Studios and mastering by Toxic Holocaust's Joel Grind, Fire Whiplash positively explodes with an infectiousness that's simply impossible to deny. It comprises all the songs of the demo of the same name and rounds 'em out with three more new ones, but all given a crushing clarity that ably highlights their anthemic nature. Basically, if you loved DEMONA, you'll love OUTLINE just as much - if not more! (Hells Headbangers #251 CD)

It's been only two years since SHED THE SKIN's critically acclaimed debut album for HELLS HEADBANGERS, Harrowing Faith, but the Cleveland quartet have not been sitting idly by. Shows have been played, new songs have been written, and the well-oiled machine that is SHED THE SKIN has but only become more powerful. Of course, that "well-oiled machine" still includes a number of considerable scene veterans: Kyle Severn of INCANTATION on drums, Matt Sorg of Ringworm/Blood of Christ on guitars, Ash Thomas of VLADIMIRS and FAITHXTRACTOR on vocals, and Ed Stephens from Vindicator on bass. With all that combined experience, it's no surprise that Harrowing Faith sounded as massive as it does - but the follow-up is even more massive. (Hells Headbangers Records #238 CD)

THRONEUM - The Tight Deathrope Act Over Rubicon CD
By now, THRONEUM should need no introduction. For over 20 years now, this Polish death metal cult has been a staunch and steadfast pillar of none-more-true, dyed-in-the-wool DEATH METAL, played by death metal maniacs for death metal maniacs. Their catalog is vast if not varied; they still continue to engage in split releases, as has been the underground way for decades. At every turn, THRONEUM are raw, ugly, and morbidly hideous in their expression - always dependable, never faltering - and forever committed to their gods of '80s and early '90s Metal of Death. As they've proclaimed in the past, "If you aren't into Necrovore, Sadistik Exekution, Mortem, Order From Chaos, Imperator, Asphyx, Mayhem, and Merciless - keep away from THRONEUM! That's pure Total Death!" Production is suitably rough yet reverberating, diseased tones that emit both muscle and mildew. Everything sounds so OLD, yet its presentation is remarkably fresh. In the band's own words, it's "necro psychodelic," and undoubtedly THRONEUM's most mature recording ever. The album also very nearly killed them. (Hells Headbangers #241 CD)

SPEEDWOLF - Ride With Death CD (with bonus tracks)
2018 CD re-issue with 2 bonus tracks: "Breaking Down" and "Witching Hour." Limited to only 500 copies! Who wants to "Ride With Death"? SPEEDWOLF's highly anticipated debut album is aptly titled: their locomotive, NWOBHM-fuelled heavy metal is powered by a hardcore-punk engine, cruising across the wasteland of the not-so-distant future like proverbial Road Warriors... on iron horses they ride, born to lose. Full-fledged Hessians to the bitter end, SPEEDWOLF play for keeps, each of the LP's dozen tracks an anthem unto itself - so come on and "Ride With Death"! Recommended for diehards of later ENGLISH DOGS, MIDNIGHT, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, G.I.S.M., later GBH, and the almighty MOTORHEAD! (Hells Headbangers #74 CD0

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

(restock) SPIT - Poison In Your Head LP
Formed in December 2012, SPIT is the hardcore\punk outfit featuring brothers Yotam Ben Horin (Useless ID) aka Tommy Gunn on guitar and Nadav Ben horin aka Fred Damage (Mondo Gecko) on vocals along with Corey Ben Yehuda (Kids Insane) on drums and Nadav "Mr. Furious" Rotem (Bass). The initial idea was to form a band that takes influences from old school 80's punk bands (Minor threat, Black Flag, D.R.I) and meld it in with later influences (Kid Dynamite, Paint it black) the result: 18 songs in 17 minutes. SPIT's debut album "Poison in your head" was recorded in Israel, mixed by J Robbins (Jawbox, Burning airlines...hell, he was in Government Issue) and mastered by Dan Coutant. SPIT's live shows have been numbered till now mostly in the local Israeli scene but have all been furious, blasting and energetic. The show usually ends with lead singer Fred's microphone chord strapped around his neck and his head in the kick drum. SPIT's music is fast, energetic, destructive and dealing with issues such as society, politics and how the world went completely wrong. US Press is limited to 300 copies on mixed marble. (Rotten To The Core Records #25)

Descriptions for 10/27/18

EVIL - The Gate of Hell demo cassette
Following closely on the heels of Evil's impressive 2017 debut album, "Rites of Evil," Nuclear War Now! is pleased to present the band's third demo, "The Gate of Hell." Beginning with a self-titled instrumental intro that quickly morphs into the Sarcófago-styled attack of "Hell's Evil Bell's," Evil confirms that it has not lost a step since the recording of the preceding album. This demo combines the ferocity of early Brazilian deathcore, the aggression of Teutonic thrash, and the unhinged nature of Japanese hardcore into three original tracks and a cover of the aforementioned Brazilian masters' "Desecration of Virgin." (Nuclear War Now Records #424 TP)

L'AMOUR - Look To The Artist: 1978 to 1981 LP
L'AMOUR were a late 70's first wave US punk band with power pop elements from Richmond, VA. Members went on to be in other regional punk bands Beex and L'amour. The original 7" they yielded back in 1979 is coveted by collectors of that particular genre/time, hence this little anthology of sorts came together. Nearly 40 years after the band entered the studio to lay down tracks for their first and only 7" single on the band's own legendary ZERO DEGREE RECORDS (a label that became synonymous with the release and widespread circulation of the early Richmond punk scene that was soon to follow), Beach Impediment is proud to not only re-release those classic songs but also bring to light a slew of previously unreleased tracks, alternate demo takes, and even a rare later era soundboard recording of the band live in their hometown that exhibits a grip of originals that sadly never made it into the studio before the band's untimely demise the day before Reagan took office. Lovingly transferred from the original 1/4" reels (some of which were a wee bit moldy after years of being M.I.A. but were thankfully salvaged via professional cleaning) along with a new mastering job, these tracks hit harder than ever! Members would go on to play in other classic and ground breaking Richmond bands like BEEX and THE PREVARICATORS. Each record comes with a fold out 12" x 24" double sided insert chock full of archival photos and flyers plus liner notes from Tommy the Rock himself that give the reader a glimpse into the counter-cultural explosion of the late 70's / early 80's in the land once known as Dixie. Electric guitars were (and still are) their only desire. Limited to 500 copies. (Beach Impediment #32)

STIGMATISM is a NYHC influenced project between members of Omegas and Mati, one living in Montreal and one in NYC. Definitely more of a meat and potatoes hardcore kinda band. No relation to the compilation beyond drawing inspiration from it musically and geographically. Featuring an ex OMEGA and a native New Yorker united in their love of this particular style of hardcore punk, this demo recording has been slapped onto some slabs of plastic that can be played loud on a phonograph or utilized as a level plane for those aforementioned servings of meth. Each record comes in a glue pocket sleeve adorned with a design by the illustrious Spoiler. Limited to 500 copies. (Beach Impediment #33)

Say there was a Keystone State Wrestling Alliance of sorts that consisted of a plethora of regional hardcore punk bands instead of a gaggle of scantily clad lowbrow beefcakes in spandex... Pittsburgh's own BLOOD PRESSURE would surely be the undisputed heavyweight champions of this fictitious league that I envisioned whilst rocking a slash in that alley across from the Rock Room. Yeah, I was pretty hammered BUT who would object to such a notion though?! Hell, the proof is right here in the pudding buddy roe, which in this case is essentially just a bunch of pureed proteins and starches - AKA precisely the recipe of audibility that these yinzers have mastered and carried out time and time again. Two years away from the studio clearly didn't turn them into slouches by any stretch of the imagination. "SURROUNDED" supplies an undeserving world with ten tracks of seething and hate filled hardcore punk that is bound to tickle the fancy of any and all "real ones" or whatever. Cover art by the esteemed and ever so handsome Nicky Rat. BPHCFU b/w "WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN MOLE-A-MANIA RUNS WILD ON YOU? (Beach Impediment #34)

VANITY - Evening Reception LP
VANITY did a record on Katorga Works a few years back that was definitely kinda more Oi!/street rock then a follow up on the same label that was in that vein but also kind of an odd mix of britpop and punk with this new recording trudging on in that direction. They've definitely evolved a bit since that first more Oi stuff, to say the least! They're part of that whole Brooklyn scene of Katorga Works/Toxic State bands. Each record comes in a matte jacket adorned with stunning art by the remarkable Lauren O'Connor. (Beach Impediement Records #35)

Comes with download code. Neighborhood Brats return with their second full length record, and let's just start by saying it's a scorcher. The band plays a brand of punk that, had they existed in 1977, would have been right at home on Dangerhouse Records alongside The Bags and The Avengers. That said, "Claw Marks" might just be the first Neighborhood Brats records that truly captures and urgency and energy of the band's chaotic live show. The record finds the band at the top of their game in terms of songwriting, musicianship, and lyricism. So much so that lead singer Jenny Angelillo says that there are several songs on the album that could easily be her epitaph. "Claw Marks" is an upbeat but beaten down soundtrack to the dystopian nightmare we find ourselves living in. When the band sings "It's time to check out/We're being left out" it sounds like a mantra for our time, while the album closes with Jenny singing "Dance with me/Bones, blood, And teeth/Dance with me/Into the Void" over a reverb drenched guitar line provided by the band's other core member, George Rager, that sounds like it was lifted out of some post-apocalyptic western. It's all so fucking perfect. (Dirt Cult Records #126)

YOUR PEST BAND - Automatic Aspiration LP
Comes with download code. Brand new 12" record from Japan's best (and most prolific) power-pop punks! Your Pest Band deliver 6 new songs of lo-fi garage punk that sounds like The Zombies jamming with The Clash. The amount of territory covered in this 12" is pretty amazing for being a mere 6 songs: from the vocal-shredding punk, to rocksteady, to laid back and melancholy garage rock. This is a split release with Snuffy Smiles Records in Japan. The band will be supporting the record with a US tour in early 2019. (Dirt Cult Records #123)

ALLVARET - Skam Och Skuld LP
Comes with download code. It's always a good sign when you cannot explain why a band is so great. It means something new and inexplicable is at work in their music. Smaland, Sweden's ALLVARET is that great. The elements are easy enough to define: there are the surf-drenched guitars, the powerful vocals and the rock 'n' roll frenzy of X - a sound which has been brewing in Denmark and Sweden over the last decade with bands like MASSHYSTERI, THE VICIOUS, TERRIBLE FEELINGS, VANA INGET, and NO HOPE FOR THE KIDS. But there is something more than that, too. Their tuneful hooks take hold of you, drag you deep into their bleak and feral songs and threaten to tear you apart once you've been captured. Their music is simultaneously melancholic, frantic, and joyfully danceable. It's wild and new and something wholly of its own. The energetic melodies that blast through ALLVARET's new album are simply mind-blowing. This Swedish punk band 2nd album may just be one of the best things that have ever been produced in the history of Swedish melodic punk rock. The anthemic vocals of Sushila are the perfect balance of aggression and sincerity, while the predominantly choppy guitar chords and the drumbeats keep up the motivating energy that drives their music. The ten short and catchy songs that make up this album are simple yet powerful, and the beginning of each new track jolts the listener back into their music. This is the US release of the record in support of a November 2018 West Coast tour. Previously released in Europe on the marvelous Erste Theke Tontrager. (Dirt Cult Records #127)

Debut full-length album from San Jose's heaviest Grindcore outfit, DEADPRESSURE. Deadpressure spews out thirteen new tracks of genre-defying sound by effectively utilizing multiple elements from across the Punk and Metal spectrum. Fans of His Hero is Gone, Neurosis, and Spazz will rejoice at the sheer grinding madness that is Deadpressure. Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered in May of 2017 at Earhammer Studios by Greg Wilkinson (Autopsy, Brainoil, Necrot). Art by Jared Power (Cannabis Corpse). Single jacket LP with Full Color Double-Sided Insert. Download Card Included. (Carbonized Records #3)

Two veteran Bay Area Death Metal bands SCOLEX from Oakland, and MORTUOUS from San Jose, join forces to unleash two monstrous declarations for this utmost festering split. Both tracks were recorded at the infamous Earhammer Studios by Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Deathgrave) and Salvador Raya (Asunder, Laudanum) between 2012 and 2018, with Mastering done by Dan Randall (Ghoul, Toxic Holocaust, Noothgrush) at Mammoth Sound Mastering. Artwork by Sebastian Mazuera (Torture Rack, Crurifragium). Top-Loading Jacket with Double-Sided Insert. Available on Gold or Black vinyl. Download Card included. (Carbonized Records #2)

HDQ - Soulfinder LPx2 with CD
The latest release on the Boss Tuneage Retro Series is the second in our trilogy of expanded vinyl releases by the UK Hardcore Punk legends that are H.D.Q. Hailing from Sunderland, the Q were one of the most important bands in the late 80s scene, and in many ways paved the way for the likes of SNUFF And LEATHERFACE after them (in fact, three members of HDQ ended up in LEATHERFACE!) As many of you know, the band was centred around the guitar genius of the late great Dickie Hammond, and coming up to three years since his passing we have been working with existing band members to embellish on the CD reissues we did and make these the absolute best tributes we can to the great man! Following on from our reissue in 2017 of "SINKING", 2018 sees us release "SOULFINDER", the bands third album from 1990. Here the original 10 track album is accompanied by a further 20 tracks from sessions, demos and comps of which 19 have never been released on vinyl format before. These include not only the bands second Session for the John Peel Show, but also their first attempt at recording the "Sinking" album (with Lainey on drums, which was shelved at the time when he left the band) in its entirity - as well as the re-recording of "Those Remembered Times" that only featured as a bonus track of the original CD release of "soulfinder", and a rare 1987 live recording of "In My Thoughts" the only song by the band not be recorded during their existance. There is also a CD enclosed featuring all 30 tracks, plus a 12" insert and tribute insert. Pressed on Random Colour Mix / Effect Vinyl, and with just 250 copies, these won't be around forever, so make sure to secure your copy! (Boss Tuneage Retro #38)

NATTERERS - Head In Threatening Attitude LP/CD
Available on LP or CD. "HEAD IN THREATENING ATTITUDE" is the long awaited debut album by NATTERERS, who over the past couple of years following their demo/flexidisc and "Toxic Care" 7" have quickly imprinted themselves as one of the finest new bands on the UK hardcore punk scene. The album, recorded in France and mastered by the legendary Geza X (producer for DEAD KENNEDYS, GERMS, WEIRDOS, MDC, BLACK FLAG and more) are the first recordings to feature the new rhythm section, last seen in VOORHEES of Rob Bewick (ex HDQ, LEATHERFACE) and DAVE ALLEN (THE HORROR, YOUNG CONSERVATIVES) who have taken the band up yet another notch when teamed up with Thomas' angular and powerful guitar and Emma's crushing vocals. 14 amazing tracks that imprint and see the NATTERERS sound develop, with influences from DEAD KENNEDYS, THE DAMNED, NIGHT BIRDS all present in the mix, but a sound that is distinctly NATTERERS. No nonsense Northern punk rock! (Boss Tuneage Records #127)

NIBOOWIN - Breathing LP
Michigan is an endless well of amazing hardcore, and Niboowin is just one more testament to that. Featuring folks from Dakhma and Old Soul, they bring the chaotic screamo influences from Europe stateside and nail it, adding in doses of black metal and dynamic hardcore. You cannot go wrong here - expertly crafted and viciously executed heaviness. International co-release. (IFB Records #121)

New Zealand's Swallows Nest bring one bulldozer of an emo track, lurching forward between bouts of chaos and pounding dirges, all with excellent dual vocals. From Chicago comes Crowning, delivering 3 tracks of heavy harsh screamo, bringing together classic style screamo chaos with touches of post-black metal and vicious breakdowns - foul blasts that don't waste any time. Co-release with IFB Records, Zegema Beach, Time as a Color, and Dingleberry. (IFB Records #122)

AUREOLE OF ASH - Morbid Reality 10"
Aureole of Ash brings folks from Resurrectionists, Svffer, Saligia, etc. and distills all their previous anger into a hideous stew of grinding, death metalled out hardcore. This is downtuned into limp-string territory and bludgeons away as if Acrid and every great late 90's Bremen-core band got together to ruin everyone's lives. Sabine on vocal duties spits bile and anger all over these 12 tracks with important and topical lyrics as always. Blistered grinding death fury for troubled times. This is a co-release with the mighty React With Protest. (IFB Records #118)

DAKHMA/PILORI - split 7"
Michigan's Dakhma are back again with one epic track of black metal inspired punk filth - part pummeling anger, part dark haunting beauty. Pilori hails from France and plays bleak, swirling heaviness in the vein of Hexis, but interspersed with pure classic hardcore beatings. International DIY co-release. (IFB Records #114)

CASSUS - Separation Anxiety LP
Cassus from the UK returns after their amazing debut 12" with their second full length. 10 beautiful yet chaotic screamo hardcore outbursts between punishing fast attacks and melodic playfulness - intense as always! Comes in a nice die-cut cover with a massive full color art/lyrics booklet. (IFB Records #120)

OF ASH/JOTNARR - split 7"
Aureole of Ash dishes out 4 tracks of nightmarish grinding fury. Pure whirlwind grind death with absolute grit and spite on vocal duties, complete with perfect use of samples! If you're sick of religion and nazis like the rest of us, this may ease your pain. Members of Resurrectionists, Saligia, Arsen AKA Konig Der Monster. Jotnarr plow through 2 tracks of filthy blackened squalor - massive black metal darkness with hints of raging crust and just that touch of melody here and there to add a dark emotional weight. (IFB Records #119)

JIYUNA - This Desolate Veil LP
This Desolate Veil was Jiyuna's second album and was released on CD back in 2002 with handmade wooden packages. We didn't have the money to do a vinyl run on it back then, but that has been in the back of my head for a long time, and is finally realized. Jiyuna were from Fort Myers FL and were together for roughly 11 years, but only touring for 10 days out to Texas and back. We were happy to be a part of a very vibrant and dynamic scene both locally and in Florida as a whole at the time, and this album was always my favorite material of ours, holding a power and emotional intensity that still gives me shivers. We played heavy screamo and were listening to lots of Funeral Diner, Envy, Reversal of Man, and Carlisle. Killer samples throughout as well. This vinyl edition is housed in handpainted, then screenprinted jackets with a newly designed insert by Joe Lachut. It was expertly remastered for vinyl by Dave Eck at Lucky Lacquers. Thank you to everyone that was ever a part of Jiyuna - it was truly one of the most important things in my life. (IFB Records #6)

WARZONE - Open Your Eyes LP/CD
There is no doubt Warzone was one of the most crucial and influential bands that came from the New York hardcore scene. Their landmark debut LP, "Don't Forget The Struggle Don't Forget The Streets," is heralded as one of the most important NYHC records of all time, with its 2016 reissue on Revelation Records selling thousands of copies and filling gaps in record collections all over the world. Two years later, Revelation Records proudly presents the reissue of Warzone's second LP, "Open Your Eyes." Vinyl version includes digital download and a 16-page, 12" x 12" booklet with previously unseen photos, lyrics, liner notes by Tony Rettman, and an interview with Raybeez from back in the day. (Revelation Records #173)

MORNING AGAIN - Survival Instinct 7"
For the first time in over 20 years, Morning Again returns with their "Survival Instinct" 7" EP, offering up four brand-new, powerful, riff-heavy tracks. The lineup still consists of vocalist Kevin Byers, guitarists John Wylie and Stephen Looker, and bassist Gerardo Villarroel. Now, they are also joined by Joshua Williams (formerly of Culture) on drums. (Revelation records #177)

CULT LEADER - A Patient Man LP
From the first hits of opener "I Am Healed," Cult Leader takes listeners on a sonic rollercoaster ride. While the technical proficiency is impressive, it's in their use of dynamics where they truly shine. They prove that aggressive music still has much to offer the world in terms of originality, creativity, and emotion. (Deathwish Records #208)

CRIM - Pare Nostre LP
Crim is arguably the biggest band in Catalonia. Anyone who has seen this band live or heard their two previous albums can attest to the power and drive that fuels this impressively talented group of free-thinking musicians. In line with those two previous releases, this new full-length delivers tenfold; showing people across the world that Crim is a band worth paying attention to. LP includes digital download. (Pirates Press Records #225)

The Ratchets want you to know that they've rolled back into town. Guitars in tow, their new record "First Light" in hand, they're ready to continue pushing their musical boundaries to deliver on their unique brand of punk that fans have come to know and love. This album is fresh, full of hooks, artful lyrics, and politically - with everything going on in the world - is just on-point. Vinyl version includes digital download and is limited to 400 copies. (Pirates Press Records #199)

"Glory Bound" was Pirates Press Records' first LP release back in 2006, and it is as loved (and heavily played) today as it was then. This remastered version of "Glory Bound" comes in a brushed chrome sleeve, and has never looked or sounded as stellar as it does here. It's a classic. LP includes digital download and is limited to 400 copies. (Pirates Press Records #8)

Not ones to mince words, The Ratchets' 2005 debut, "Heart Of Town," opens with the EP's title track, a four-plus minute call-to-arms that sets the pace for everything that was to come. That tune and this EP at large deliver a house tour of their sound, a place where reggae, punk, folk, and rockabilly music waffle in and out of one another with ease. This is the first time this album has made it to vinyl, and Pirates Press Records (and leagues of fans, especially those New Jersey diehards) could not be more excited. 12"ep includes digital download and a silkscreened B-side. Limited edition of 400 copies. (Pirates Press Records #209)

The Ratchets has always been self-aware of their own musical prowess - they did boast of recording their four-song (2004) demo after only three practices (included at the start of side B). Lucky for everyone, these small batch demos and other leftovers are finally seeing the light of day. After much prodding on their part, Pirates Press Records is thrilled to announce the release of "Odds & Ends" and to get these hard-to-find rarities out of their archive and into the hands of fans across the globe. LP includes digital download and is limited to 150 copies. (Pirates Press Records #215)

Descriptions for 10/20/18

Six new Tragedy songs on a 45 rpm 12" with a "tip-on" vintage style jacket that comes printed in either blue or red. 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). Yes, a CD version will eventually surface. (Tragedy Records #7)

XIBALBA ITZAES - Ah Tza Xibalba Itzaes LP/CD
It has been over twenty-four years since the original Xibalba Itzaes released its first album, "Ah Dzam Poop Ek," in 1994. As with previous recordings, "Ah Tza Xibalba Itzaes" combines the more commonly-recognized elements of black metal pioneered by the band's early influences, such as Bathory, with others inspired by the pre-Hispanic traditions of the members' Mayan ancestors. The resulting sound is one that has made the band one of the most unique black metal bands to have hailed from present-day Mexico. (Nuclear War Now Records #413)

SEX MESSIAH - Eastern Cult of Sodomy CD
Over the last decade, the Japanese underground Metal/Punk phenomenon, Sex Messiah, have produced a series of impressive demos and EPs, firmly establishing their wretched presence in the Japanese underground. At last, after ten years of developing and refining their sound, Sex Messiah presents Eastern Cult of Sodomy. With this album, Sex Messiah have perfected their style, which defies easy categorization, but might be considered an amalgamation of Brazilian black/death such as Sextrash and Impurity, Japanese punk, like GISM and Lip Cream, and the occasional riff that hints of evil thrash and early black metal like Sodom or Sabbat. (Nuclear War Now Records #408 CD)

FLESH RAG - Inside Your Mind LP
FLESH RAGS Inside your Mind LP is a thirteen song Molotov cocktail that takes out the ark and spares those on board on their own terms. It's outer space motor city madness, with riffs that work like pistons to drive the whole fuckin sonic spectacle forward with no time for piss breaks, The first full length from FLESH TAG is the perfect example of why rock n roll music is the opiate of the masses and the preferred drug of choice for locked down losers with a need for power, FLESH RAG is rock n roll salvation and only believers are gonna be saved. (Schizophrenic Records #97)

PLOMO - Sombras de Manana 7"
Ex-Gas Rag. Brand new. Sometime last year Chicago's Plomo came out with their excellent "Todo Pasa" demo cassette. Now they have followed it up with five blistering hardcore tracks on their debut EP on Verdugo Discos. "Sombras de Mañana" is sincere, straight forward, hardcore punk in Spanish that resembles some of the great 80s South American bands like Pestes. The USHC influence, however, is clearly present. Plomo is a band that shouldn't fly under your radar. (Verdugo Discos #19)

TOZCOS - Suenos Deceptivos LP
I liked Tozcos' previous 7" quite a bit, but this LP is even better, an explosive yet intricately crafted and precisely performed slab of punk rage. Tozcos are really fast and really tight, and while you can hear a little bit of Discharge influence in their riffing, the songs have more of a put-together, borderline pop kind of structure, and some riffs even get ever so slightly melodic. In terms of contemporary punk Vaaska is a really obvious reference point (though Tozcos don't have the over-the-top guitar solos), but it probably makes more sense to dig into to the deeper / older influences. Basically, Tozcos sound like lightning-fast UK82 punk, like the fastest and best songs by the Exploited or Vice Squad, but even more like the first- and second-gen European hardcore bands influenced by those groups... everything from Lama to Svart Framtid to Malinheads. Sueños Deceptivos is pretty much perfectly produced and the band sounds like they're laying into every single note that they play. If you like your hardcore punk free of flash and pretension, but still 100% raging, this should be at the top of your "to buy" list. (Verdugo Discos #18)

Two years deep and finally these beloved KC wingdings have blessed us with a debut album. Warm Bodies are quintessentially the RUSH of late 2010s punk. Each member gets their due time to flex in almost every song and at their gigs you'll get a headache if you try to figure out what they're all doing. But damn it's good. A real question mark hardcore band who can sure pen a tune. Electric. For fans of early Meat Puppets/Minutemen. (Lumpy Records #88)

IRON CAGES - Indulgence 7"
Iron Cages "Indulgence" EP is the latest from this DC hardcore punk quartet. After a string of tapes, this is their first vinyl release and their best to date. Featuring members of Firewalker, CDR and a number of broken up DC bands, they rip through 5 songs on "Indulgence." Pummeling drums drive this record from the start, while the riffs are straight forward hardcore punk with enough flourishes to keep things interesting. Oh, and the vocals are scorching too. They are most comfortable playing as fast as possible, but slow things down into mosh inducing crawls. You are just as likely to catch them covering the Ramones as Government Issue. (Society Bleeds Records #5)

Brutal, minimal, primitive metal band from Tokyo. (Fuck Yoga Records #62)

Car City has fallen seemingly out of the sky and crashed into the unsuspecting ears of the world. Hailing from Appleton, Wisconsin, the group is unapologetically power pop teeming with big guitars and fuzzy bass. Centering on harmony drenched hummable melodies; the songs take you for a cruise down Sugar Rock Lane. What is this music and where did it come from? These tunes have been bouncing around the singer/songwriter Jason Lemke's head for decades like fireflies in a jar just waiting for the right collection of roots rocker punks to assemble, twist off the lid, and give them flight. Initial sessions began at Crutch of Memory Studios in Appleton WI in early summer 2017, and wrapped in winter of that year with no expectations; just an idea of a sound and desire to create. Inspired by 90s alt power pop (ala Teenage Fanclub) the songs quickly formulated into nine three-minute fuzz-soaked slices of hard pop. The lyrical content is varied ranging from philosophical meanderings to relationship drama to self-discovery and reconciliation of lost innocence and misspent youth. What really comes through is live energy; although most of the tracks are mid-tempo stompers. You can feel an electricity that only comes from a chemistry of individuals having fun hanging out and making excellent music in spite of themselves. The Car City roster is made up of Jason Lemke (88mph), Amos Pitsch (Dusk, Tenement), Walt Hamburger (Joey Cape's One Week Records), Bill Grasley (Reality Something, Traveling Suitcase), and Timm Buechler (Paul Collins Beat, Rebel Waltz); five individuals who came together in effort to make music for the sake of music. (Plant Music Record Company #1)

COMMON EIDER, KING EIDER - A Wound of Body LP/tape cassette
LP comes with duotone black/silver print, printed inner sleeve, black flood inside the jacket, download card. Tapes come with metallic silver pantone screen silk-screened j-cards. The masters of contemporary ritualistic black ambience return with the first part of their "Wound" duology, two separate releases linked sonically, visually and spiritually, together forming the group's most focused and fully realized work to date. The two releases together will offer up a sprawling, audial exploration of wounds at once physical and spiritual, social and societal, natural and environmental. Sonically, "A Wound Of Body" is a beautifully stark soundscape, dolorously dense, suffocatingly oppressive and utterly claustrophobic. An immersive black hole of bleak, cavernous dronemusic and disquieting, desolate ambience, each track a hushed and harrowing ritual; the surface minimalism underpinned by a churning morass of sound, a layered liturgy of blackened invocations and nebulous strings hovering in the shadows. (Sentient Ruin Records #69)

ATRAMENT - Scum Sect tape cassette
Tapes come with metallic silver pantone screen silk-screened j-cards and slipcases. 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)

MORTICIAN - Final Bloodbath Session LP
HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present MORTICIAN's Final Bloodbath Session on vinyl for the first time ever! Only 700 copies pressed. Includes a bonus cover track of SOD. Comprising a staggering 28 tracks in 44 gore-soaked minutes, Final Bloodbath Session captures these legendary death metallers on recording with a real studio drummer for the first time and is the only Mortician recording to not feature any samples. As expected of such a long-running band with a deep discography, this re-recorded collection encompasses countless '90s classics as well as then-new cuts from Domain of Death (2001) and Darkest Day of Horror (2002), all captured in their rawest 'n' bloodiest state. Originally released in 2002 on CD by Roger Beaujards' own label Primitive Recordings, Final Bloodbath Session is long overdue for the vinyl treatment. Above all, it's MORTICIAN: enough said! (Hells Headbangers Records #235)

MONGRELS CROSS - Psalter Of The Royal Dragon Court LP
Only 500 copies. Comes with an insert. HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present the highly anticipated second album of MONGREL'S CROSS, Psalter of the Royal Dragon Court, on CD and vinyl LP formats. Hailing from the extreme metal hotbed of Australia, MONGREL'S CROSS are one of the best-kept secrets Down Under. Mind you, the band - now pared down to a duo - have been quiet since the release of their HELLS HEADBANGERS debut album, The Sins of Aquarius, in 2012, but those years away from the prying eyes of the metal public have paid off in spades on Psalter of the Royal Dragon Court. Here, these hooligans take everything that made The Sins of Aquarius so grimily gratifying - the widescreen span of filthy thrashing, down-tempo war-marches, and epic metal grandeur alike - and render it all the more terrifying and triumphant through clear 'n' cutting production. It's the age-old axis of form meeting content, and rarely has a metal record this cleanly produced sounded so threatening, which simply underlines the powerful panache to the band's strong songwriting. (Hells Headbangers Records #216)

HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present the long-awaited second album of Brazil's DIABOLIC FORCE, Praise of Satan. 500 copies made. A cult name in the metal underground, DIABOLIC FORCE are a power-trio in the classic mold of Venom, Bulldozer, and Mot-rhead. Theirs is a nasty 'n' blasphemous sound that encompasses the totality of ancient metal, be it thrash, speed, or first-wave black, but especially the unholy trinity of early Sodom, Bathory and Hellhammer. DIABOLIC FORCE built a granite-solid name on their underground work during the first decade of the 2000s, with the title of their first EP, Old School Attack, laying bare their aims. But it was the release of their debut album, March to Calvary, in 2009 which ingratiated the band to diehards the world over. Alas, the band have been sadly silent since, but the time has now arisen for Praise of Satan: in every way conceivable, an intensification and solidification of the trademark DIABOLIC FORCE: attack, fouler and fiercer and more memorable than ever. (Hells Headbangers Records #215)

DEATH VOMIT - Gutted By Horrors LP
HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present is proud to present DEATH VOMIT's cult debut album, Gutted by Horrors, on vinyl LP format. Originally released in 2014 on CD, Gutted by Horrors introduced this Chilean power-trio to the international underground with absolute filth and fury; not surprisingly, the album quickly became a huge hit with those diehards who heard it. From ominous beginning to bloody end, Gutted by Horrors reaps a whirlwind of ancient south-of-the-equator chaos. Within DEATH VOMIT's maelstrom can be detected the sulfurous swarm of legendary countrymen Pentagram but also the hellish furnace of Hadez and especially the gnawing surge of Abhorer - and yet, it's all done with a unique aplomb that's nothing short of addicting. Rounded out by suitably gutter-dwelling production that amplifies DEATH VOMIT's ever-downward rush 'n' crush, Gutted by Horrors finally receives the format it so deserves - vinyl, and with an exclusive bonus track! (Hells Headbangers Records #114)

SPEEDWOLF - Ride With Death LP with 7" (Gatefold and colored vinyl)
Comes with a bonus 7"! All copies pressed on milky-clear vinyl with heavy black splatter in a gatefold jacket with UV spot gloss and a large 18"x24" poster of the cover artwork. Limited to 666 copies only. Who wants to "Ride With Death"? SPEEDWOLF's highly anticipated debut album is aptly titled: their locomotive, NWOBHM-fueled heavy metal is powered by a hardcore-punk engine, cruising across the wasteland of the not-so-distant future like proverbial Road Warriors... on iron horses they ride, born to lose. Full-fledged Hessians to the bitter end, SPEEDWOLF play for keeps, each of the LP's dozen tracks an anthem unto itself - so come on and "Ride With Death"! Recommended for diehards of later ENGLISH DOGS, MIDNIGHT, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, G.I.S.M., later GBH, and the almighty MOTORHEAD! (Hells Headbangers Records #69)

SHED THE SKIN - We Of Scorn LP (gatefold with poster)
It's been only two years since SHED THE SKIN's critically acclaimed debut album for HELLS HEADBANGERS, Harrowing Faith, but the Cleveland quartet have not been sitting idly by. Shows have been played, new songs have been written, and the well-oiled machine that is SHED THE SKIN has but only become more powerful. Of course, that "well-oiled machine" still includes a number of considerable scene veterans: Kyle Severn of INCANTATION on drums, Matt Sorg of Ringworm/Blood of Christ on guitars, Ash Thomas of VLADIMIRS and FAITHXTRACTOR on vocals, and Ed Stephens from Vindicator on bass. With all that combined experience, it's no surprise that Harrowing Faith sounded as massive as it does - but the follow-up is even more massive. (Hells Headbangers Records #238)

NUNSLAUGHTER/HAEMORRHAGE - split 7" picture disc
The 7" features a different layout than the regular EP and comes with a lyrics insert and is limited to only 500 copies! Midnight Morticians come to the Midnight Mass... HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to reissue, for the first time ever on picture disc, the 2005 split 7" between Devil Metal legends NUNSLAUGHTER and Spanish goregrind purveyors, HAEMORRHAGE. Two ultra-prolific and long-running cult favorites, both offering exclusive studio songs. Only Putrefaction is Real. (Hells Headbangers Records #35P)

WHIPSTRIKER - Merciless Artillery LP
A cult name in the diehard metal underground, for the past decade, WHIPSTRIKER have prolifically pursued an intense and timeless vision of speed metal. All seen under the auspices of selfsame mainman Whipstriker, these Brazilian bastards faithfully cobble together the best and most bellicose elements of classic Venom, Motorhead, Onslaught, Sodom, and Warfare and proceed to level all posers in their path with a personality that's devilish and debaucherous. And now, following a discography bursting at the seams with split 7"s, WHIPSTRIKER are set to unleash their mightiest payload in Merciless Artillery. (Hells Headbangers Records #239)

THIS WILL DESTROY YOU - New Others: Part Two LP (color vinyl)
Surprise! "New Others: Part Two" is the unexpected sixth studio album from This Will Destroy You. By the time you're seeing this, the album has already been spotted on the band's merch table on the first date of their North American tour, Spotify and Apple Music users received new release notifications out of nowhere, journalists are scrambling to play catch-up, and Rev is already packing orders for stores and distributors worldwide. This is the mixed color vinyl version. (Dark Operative Records #14)

WINDS OF PROMISE - s/t LP (color vinyl)
Winds Of Promise was formed in 2017 in Orange County, CA, when ex-Unity bandmates (guitarist Joe D. Foster and drummer Patrick Longrie) began writing and rehearsing songs together for the first time in over 30 years. Foster recruited Mike Kenyon to play bass and the band then asked longtime friend, and original Ignite vocalist, Joe Nelson to man the mic. Winds Of Promise also marks the first time Longrie has been behind the kit since his last band Uniform Choice played in 1989. (Unity Worldwide Records #5)

Descriptions for 10/13/18

RATA NEGRA - Justicia Cosmica LP
Less than a year and a half after their debut RATA NEGRA from Madrid release their sophomore album. Made up of members from JUANITA Y LOS FEOS and LA URSS this trio have a strong work ethic and deal in super catchy and upbeat punk. On Justicia Cosmica, RATA NEGRA have upped the pop element in the songs and the production is stronger and chunky, without losing any of the raw elements. Again the whole sound is immersed in the darker and morbid side of post punk but mixed with the uptempo nature and tunes and of La's X and Gorilla Angreb. Like on their debut, it's love at first listen. Justicia Cosmica was recorded and produced by the legendary Paco Loco and as in previous releases the sleeve was designed by the band's guitarist Fa Feo who also took care of the lyric insert. (La Vida Es Un Mus #179)

SIAL - Binasa 7"
Following up on their fantastic 7-track 12" from last year, Singapore's SIAL is back with Binasa, a new 6-track 7" with a Malay title that translates to 'Perish'. Binasa sees the band pushing their cacophony of urgent and raw hardcore punk to the red. It takes cues from the likes of COMES, CONFUSE or LEBENDEN TOTEN but makes sure their ferocious sound and message doesn't get lost in the noise. Their new release is a feast of ripping buzzsaw guitar, ferocious drumming and a vocalist spitting hate towards a racist, classist society that doesn't protect the interests of the marginalised. Recording this time around was done in their own collective studio space, Project 416 with Mastering done by Will Killingsworth and cover artwork by their drummer Izzad. (La Vida Es Un Mus #183)

ULTRA - Alta Montana LP
Barcelona's ULTRA finally found time to record their LP in between forced exiles, mountain retreats and relentless touring. Leaving behind a whole lotto touring and two EPs filled to the rim with short burst of hardcore punk energy, they managed to stay still long enough to compose and record their debut LP. This time around you can see they have had space, maybe even mental space, to put together an extremely well balanced and produced record. The wild riffing is still there so is the seamless rhythm section backing one of the most energetic voices in current hardcore punk. Perhaps the most noticeable changes are the delay vocals and the electronic segments and intros joining the 11 tracks together. Don't worry, ULTRA is still an anti-authoritarian riff powerhouse but this time they are proving that you can keep one foot firmly pressed in the political hardcore scene while breaking free of music expectations. Released to coincide with ULTRA's first Japanese/Seoul tour, Alta Montaña comes housed in a 350 gsm board sleeve, designed by the band using location pictures by bass player David G. and singer Ian. Laid out by grumpy extraordinary Daniel Frutos who doubled as studio engineer during the recording at La Cova Studio in Barcelona. Finally, it was mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. (La Vida Es Un Mus #182)

CONSTANT MONGREL - Living In Excellence LP
Formed in 2009 Constant Mongrel begun as a two piece (Tom Ridgewell and Hugh Young) creating immediate and at times improvised songs in an old dishevelled laundry in inner city Melbourne. Inspired by the more flamboyant side of protopunk such as Electric Eels and Chrome, over the next few years the band added members Amy Hill (bass) and Andrew Murray (guitar) building upon their intense sound and developing a unique humour. Consisting of members from Terry, Woollen Kits, Nun and Taco Leg, Constant Mongrel has several previous releases on RIP Society Records and Siltbreeze Records.After three years since their last release Constant Mongrel have developed a diverse collection of songs gradually over time. Recorded in the summer of 2017 in a studio, produced by Tom Hardisty and Mastered by Mikey Young, 'Living In Excellence' brings a more formed sound and aesthetic with striking riffs and catchy rolling bass over an often unhinged, vibrant rhythm section. Added for this on particular tracks is a fried, effected saxophone with warm synths and analogue sounds added to enhance the LP's thoughtful textures. The new record has a sharper British Post Punk expression reminiscent of the usual suspects in Wire, Blitz, The Mob, Siekiera and The Fall, while also exploring elements found outside of the genre from Les Rallizes Dénudés to Youth Crew Hardcore to Country music and beyond, there's greater depth and sensibility found amongst the angst. (La Vida Es Un Mus #180)

SUBDUED - 4 Track E.P. 7"
Shaking you in and out of misery, Subdued is back. The hardened second release by London's Subdued throttles gasps of brickwall torture in and amongst the poison flora of spoken word which will legitimately make a mother cry. It nods to the impassable corners of Celtic Frost and the broken necks of enthusiastic Amebix fans, all with a listless stare into the white void of repetitive oblivion. The record comes in a wraparound sleeve with collaborative art between drummer Nicky Rat and singer Jack Sabbath. (La Vida Es Un Mus #177)

RAT CAGE - Blood On Your Boots 7"
The Ratman is back with yet another dose of first-calibre hardcore. Taking cues from the golden age of International hardcore punk circa 83 and with eyes fixed on the late TOTALITÄR, this madman manages to write and record four new anthems, which follow the trail of destruction left by his first EP last year. Do not expect many changes, there is the same fixation with HEADCLEANERS, DISARM and Swedish Käng. The same political content than their previous output, a fresh and sharp look at contemporary world affairs somehow missed in current punk. Blood on Your Boots was written and performed by Bryan Suddaby, and recorded and mixed by J. Fidler. Like previous releases it comes housed in a pocket sleeve designed by Mylo "Mangel" Oxlo and includes a lyric insert. (La Vida Es Un Mus #176)

DEATH WORSHIP - Extermination Mass: Demo tape cassette
Currently, Death Worship are in the process of writing and recording the follow up to Extermination Mass; however, Forster has made clear his intentions with the project and quality will never fall victim to expediency. In the meantime, to slake the underground's appetite for new Death Worship material, NWN! is releasing the demo version of the Extermination Mass recording. This alternate recording, made in a home studio setting a few months before entering Fiasco Bros. Studio to commit the final version to tape, was only circulated among close associates of the band. (Nuclear War Now Records #419 TP)

HOLOCAUSTO - Guerra Total tape cassette
Holocausto is best known for their appearance on the original Warfare Noise compilation in 1986, and the 1987 debut full-length, Campo de Extermínio. Steeped in martial imagery and featuring a harsh, combative sound, these recordings were among the most ferocious and hostile produced during that era. Uncertainty has always loomed over Holocausto, and it wasn't clear when, or if, the band would record again, but they have again assembled to produce a new demo. Recorded with the classic Campo ... lineup (Armando Nuclear Soldier replaced Nedson Warfare on drums for this new demo recording), Guerra Total displays an even more genuine 1980s Brazilian sound. Recorded live using open air mics, this demo is raw and menacing in the very same way that the band's earliest recordings were. Quite simply, this may very well be the most authentic approximation of the mid-1980s Brazilian sound produced since that era. (Nuclear War Now Records #423 TP)

AGATHOCLES - To Serve... To Protect LP
Reissue of their 1999 full length.....and first time getting a proper vinyl release. 20 tracks of raw punk with a hint of grindcore brutality. Some AG classic staples come from this session and they have never sounded better. Comes with brand new artwork and layout and pressed on incredible red/black 50-50 split vinyl. Looks and sounds amazing! (Haunted Hotel Records #92)

INFERNO - Hibakusha LP
The next dream comes true !! Another classic title from the german hardcore / punk history now first time official re-released. The second full length "Hibakusha" from south germans INFERNO was recorded in summer 85 at the legendary Music Lab Studios in Berlin. 14 brutal songs recorded with a pinch of speedcore that were not to be surpassed in power at the time. The Japanese term Hibakusha is used in the Land of the Rising Sun usually in connection with the victims of the atomic bombing of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and is as album title already before the recordings. The recordings were remastered by Archie Alert (now in TERRORGRUPPE). Cover and Lyricsheet has also been reworked by Howie. The Green Hell vinyl edition comes in colored and is housed in a nice looking inside-out cover design. (Power It Up Records #253)

EMILS - Fight Together For... LP + 7"
In the 80s the first German bands began to orient themselves on the Ami-Hardcore. SPERMBIRDS, SKEEZICKS, JINGO DE LUNCH, H.O.A., UNWANTED YOUTH, S.O.S., ... In the mid 80's there were rumors about a new band from Hamburg. Did SLIME possibly fit behind the EMILS? If you read the band name from the back to the front, then these rumors of course get food. And also the spelling of the band writing was very similar to SLIME. But in the end, of course, that was nonsense. The EMILS crossed on their debut album Punk with Hardcore and also with Metal. D.R.I. had just invented the crossover. And the influences from the states were quite big on the local scene. The EMILS quickly became popular. Because they had German texts that were also very critical and direct and did not mince words. They were directed, for example, against the church, neo-Nazis, nuclear power (Chernobyl was just then exploded), conformity and also against the stupidity in their own scene, which was expressed in the song "Dumb Punk". "Fight together for ..." was her first and best LP in 1987. Here you will find the hits "Too Slow", "Church No", "Stupid Punk", "Beautiful Life" and some other good songs. Hardcore hardcore / punk rock fans should beat their hearts out with this first-ever vinyl re-release. But even for those who have "passed" this band and who are into punk, hardcore and / or crossover, it is almost inevitable to have "given" the Emils at least once in their lives. And for you now there is a little explanation why that is. The vinyl release includes a bonus EP with 4 previously unreleased live cover songs, as well as a 12-page booklet with liner notes / pictures from the past. The re-release will come out in a nice inside-out cover design. (Power It Up Records #235)

BUTCHER ABC - North Of Hell LP
The long awaited first full length from japan's goregrind institution BUTCHER ABC, 11 tracks of Putrid Gory Grinding Death Metal in the vein of old CARCASS material, really Down-tuned guitar sound + dual vocal style (a bastard of Rikard /Regurgitate and Boris/ Suppository) and 1 foot bass-drum Blast (no trigger, no twin pedal). Awesome Recordings, Lyrics done by Narutoshi Sekine + Steven "Shaitan" Eagle Arranged by BUTCHER ABC Guest guitar solo on "North of Hell" by Jong of FECUNDATION Sound Engineering and Produced by Takanori of Studio ChaosK. The vinyl edition comes in colored vinyl housed in a nice looking Inside Out Cover design Consist members of ex C.S.S.O., INTESTINE BAALISM. (Power It Up Records #255)

MORE STUPID INITIALS (M.S.I) - 9 out of 10 Doctors Recommend More Stupid Initials LP
Toronto's first recorded straight edge band, More Stupid Initials were a local fixture in the late 80's scene. The band released a pair of 7" EP's that are long out of print. Their debut record blasts out nine cuts of raw, 7" hardcore akin to the early discord singles. Their second 7" delivered with the manic speed of early Adrenalin OD or '83 NYHC, The second and final EP, finds the band blending their hardcore sound with a variety of new sounds and influences. Almost 30 years later, this long over due lp collects 29 songs containing both 7" EP's and all of their collected studio recordings. This is a piece of Toronto Hardcore history Blast it today!! Includes large zine that complies pictures, band history, flyers and more. from Toronto's most lovable boy toys. (Schizophrenic Records #95)

DECOMP/GAASP - split 7"
Newest release off of the Rust and Machine label in awhile and what better one to do with good pals from my city of Portland. On this record Decomp plays some pummeling hardcore punk with a mostly scandi influence but flirts with UK crust as the band progressed. same recording session as their 2016 Demo. Gaasp play jawbreaking swedish style hardcore in the veins of Anti-Cimex, No Security, Wolfpack and Puke. Recorded by Adam Becker and mastered by Jack Control. This is the first vinyl output by both bands, and while Gaasp has now disbanded, Decomp will soon have a release out on the Portland cult label Whispers in Darkness. both bands feature members of the old Houston band Iskallt Regn, and on this recording Decomp has members of Mundo Muerto, No Fucker, Petrification, amongst others. A small batch of these were available with in town printed covers at the Have a Good laugh fest in Vancouver, BC a couple months back but the regular version is now available. Limited pressing of 300 copies only. (Rust & Machine Records #35)

NO TREND - You Deserve Your Life LP
In 1983, No Trend booked time at Inner Ear studio to record material for what would become the Teen Love 7". In this session they also recorded 6 additional songs: some were re-recorded and featured on their first album, Too Many Humans; the rest never saw a release until well after the band was finished. After the recording session the band embarked on their first tour across the U.S., a punishing experience which resulted in drummer Michael Salkind quitting the band. He recounts: "I received 25 copies of the EP as my divorce settlement, and went on to play in a variety of bands in and around the DC area. None of them ever attained the status of No Trend, nor did I ever lose as much money and dignity." This record, You Deserve Your Life, contains the earliest recorded iteration of No Trend's material from their first Inner Ear session, and two live songs never recorded otherwise. This is the first time that this material has been available on vinyl. (Digital Regress Records #18)

NO TREND - Teen Love 7"
Only a handful of bands have been abhorred more than No Trend were during their brief tenure on the D.C. hardcore circuit. Founded to bewilder and antagonize the harDCore scene,(which the band felt was guilty of the same conformity that punk intended to rebel against) No Trend crafted an abrasive, dirge-industrial sound impossible to "slam dance" to. Their first self-released single "Teen Love" is a prime document of the band at their most cantankerous, with tracks like "Cancer" and "Mass Sterilization Caused By Venereal Disease". The B-side title track, No Trend's biggest hit if there ever was one, tells a bizarre pop tale of a budding teenage romance which violently and abruptly ends in a fiery car crash ("he was decapitated in an explosion of flame and glass fragments"). Few bands had a sense of humor as dark as No Trend's -- but they're not laughing with you, they're laughing at you. (Digital Regress Records #17)

ERIK NERVOUS - Nervoloid 7"
It should come as no surprise to you that Erik Nervous is a member of the DEVO fan club. This new 7" (his first since Ice Cream on Total Punk) Features Erik ripping through some of his favorite obscure DEVO songs from various bootleg and live records. We are not men, we are NEVO. Pressing of 500. (Digital Regress Records #23)

WONDER BREAD - Complete Solid Gold Hits 7"
Akin to Andy Kaufman's character Tony Clifton who aimed to antagonize and scorn crowds, Wonder Bread is Matt Ferrera's vessel for spewing vitriol at the punk posturers around him. Sonically similar to Tuxedomoon, With pulsing synths/ guitar interplay layered over drum machines, Wonder Bread aims to clear the room with lyrics like "I love progressive rock, if you don't like Steely Dan, you can fuck off", and "Your parents were probably listening to Styx, your parents were probably listening to Journey, that explains why your not cool". Having released 7(!) tapes last year on Bay Area label Discontinuous Innovation Inc this 7" highlights the best of this output along with the unreleased track "My Dad Was In A Hardcore Band". Pressing of 500. (Digital Regress Records #20)

We are thrilled to announce the debut LP from Oakland's Marbled Eye. Following in the same vein as their first two EP's, playing sharply detached staccato post-punk with call-and-response guitar interplay, the band manages to expand upon and refine their sound making Leisure their strongest release to date. Available in Europe through E.T.T., This first-time pressing is limited to 1,000 copies on black vinyl. Includes download card. (Digital Regress Records #21)

Landline is a collaboration between Shirley Mistaken, and Toyota Avalon (Wonder Bread, Toyota) playing perfectly executed synth-laden new-wave / punk. Recommended for fans of Pylon, B-52's, and Suburban Lawns. First time pressing strictly limited to 500 copies, includes download card. (Digital Regress Records #22)

ECSTASY - s/t 7"
Oakland's Ecstasy (members of Tony Molina band, Jump Off A Building) display a strong showing on their first release, offering jagged harmonics-laced hardcore which seamlessly transition from one song into the next. These 5 songs clocking in at just under 7 minutes, berate wealthy-bay-area-transplants aiming to gain social capitol on their parents dime. Pressing of 500. Fold-over covers risographed by Irrelevant press in Oakland. (Digital Regress Records #15)

RUT - Attraction 7"
Very Excited to announce this 7" slab from Santa Rosa's RUT. Featuring members of Acrylics and Columns, RUT play a no-frills style of hardcore not seen often enough as of late. Pressing of 500. (Digital Regress Records #10)

BETA BOYS - Oh Wow! Hard Rock Music 7"
Hot off the heels of their "After Dark EP" released on Neck Chop Records, Olympias' Beta Boys Have compiled three songs of pit-ready hardcore. Pressing of 500. (Digital Regress Records #9)

MANE - Alpha Female LP
Debut LP from SF/ Oakland's Mane. This all-female Post-punk/ goth band create an atmosphere that lies somewhere between dread and wonder, with swirling vocal harmonies reminiscent of former Bay Area band Grass Widow, and a taste for dysphoric tenor that rivals Bauhaus. Tech-fueled displacement, masculine aggression, existential dread: it's harder than ever to survive in the Bay, and Mane vocalize this struggle better than anyone. Pressing of 500. (Digital Regress Records #13)

After circulating a slew of demo tapes, flexis, and a 7", Violence Creeps have put together their first proper full-length record set to hit the streets October 1st via Digital Regress. As one of the few remaining stalwart bands of Oakland dating back to the pre-brunch era, VC offer up an album set to make the skin crawl of anyone gearing to work at the future-monolith 19th street Uber Headquarters. (Digital Regress Records #7)

DARE - s/t 7" (color vinyl)
Following in the footsteps of Southern California straight-edge greats such as Uniform Choice and No For an Answer, Dare doesn't hold back. If you like your hardcore fast, Dare delivers. With their demo titled "OC Straight Edge" pressed on a 7" flexi disc under their belt, its time to unleash their self-titled 7" onto the hardcore scene. 7" includes digital download. (Reaper Records #83)

SUPER UNISON - Stella LP/CD/tape
Oakland, CA, trio Super Unison features Meghan O'Neil (formerly of Punch) on bass and vocals, Kevin DeFranco on guitar, and Justin Renninger (formerly of Snowing) on drums. Their new album, "Stella," was recorded by Steve Albini (Nirvana, Pixies, Jawbreaker), produced by Don Devore (Ink & Dagger), and mastered by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Oathbreaker). Though they tackle dark and personal subject matter, they ultimately find a light that cuts through the dark, and a way to get through the loss and loneliness we all face. (Death Wish Records #205)

MANIC HISPANIC - The Recline Of Mexican Civilization LP (Color Vinyl)
Manic Hispanic came together in the early 1990s as part of a work release program. Members of Manic Hispanic have been in and are currently in Adolescents, Cadillac Tramps, D.I., The Grabbers, Punk Rock Karaoke, X-Members, 22 Jacks, Final Conflict, Agent Orange, and Death By Stereo. The sophomore album from Southern California's Manic Hispanic was originally released in 2001 as a CD only release which makes this the first pressing on vinyl. LP includes digital download and is limited to 500 copies. (Indecision Records #115)

This double A-side pairs two exciting new bands, both exploding in their local scenes and delivering top-notch songs that are unquestionably going to help both of these bands make their mark far and wide. Hot off the heels of their highly acclaimed debut 7", The Complicators is an exciting new band from the Bay Area (California) that mix oi, street punk, and hardcore to create an incredible noise. Empire Down is a Midwest oi/hardcore band started in early 2017 with members hailing from Minneapolis, MN, and Milwaukee, WI. 7" includes digital download. (Pirate's Press Records #195)

RE-VOLTS - Equator 7" picture disc flexi
To kick off a new series of flexis that Pirates Press Records will be doing over the next year and beyond, they're incredibly happy and proud to deliver a brand new track by Re-Volts. On the heels of "Wages" (featuring two more brand new tracks), this incredible flexi reinforces the excitement about what else is coming in the near future. There have been a lot of musical contributors in this band, and with this, only three actual releases, but Re-Volts has remained a staple for live music goers in the Bay Area for more than a decade. This is the yellow picture flexi disc version. (Pirates Press Records #224)

(repress) RE-VOLTS - s/t 10" (color vinyl)
Re-Volts started in 2006 with four friends (veterans of Swingin' Utters/One Man Army/Dead To Me) studio-bound to lay down the soundtrack for the incredibly strange wrestling movie "El Presidente." A year later, this classic and timeless EP came about, and now, 11 years after that original release, and following the release of "Wages" earlier this year, Pirates Press Records is incredibly excited to get this integral title back in press. Re-released in tandem with a repress of the "Wages" 7" and a flexi single for another brand-new track called "Equator," this extremely colorful reissue should satisfy the masses who have been asking them to repress this for years. New pressing now available on orange and yellow color-in-color vinyl. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Pirates Press Records #14)

Descriptions for 10/6/18

BRAINOIL - Singularity To Extinction LP/CD
Singularity To Extinction, the new full-length from Oakland sludge bringers BRAINOIL - featuring within its ranks current and past members of Deathgrave, Graves At Sea, Stormcrow, Destroy, and Grimple, among others. Their first output since 2011's punishing Death Of This Dry Season full-length, the long-anticipated Singularity To Extinction was captured at Earhammer Studios by bassist/vocalist Greg Wilkinson, mastered at Audisiege by Brad Boatright (Tragedy, Necrot), and offers up seven ravenous hymns of gnarly audio antagonism all swathed in the apocalyptic cover art of John Santos (Torche, Neurosis). Infusing their signature sludge with unorthodox time signatures, Singularity To Extinction stands as BRAINOIL's fastest, crustiest, and most monolithic offering to date. Formed 20 years ago, BRAINOIL exemplifies what sludge and doom meant during its original creation -misanthropic, hateful, unrelenting and, without fail, totally and completely brutal. Fans of Eyehategod, Dystopia, Bolt Thrower take heed. LP house in a mirror board foil wrapped jacket, on colored vinyl and includes download card. Jewel case CD with booklet. (Tank Crimes Records #113)

For Fans of: WOLF EYES, GNAW THEIR TONGUES, JOHN ZORN, ANB, HOTFUCKACTIONTOTHEMAXXX, BACTERIA CULT. BASTARD NOISE "HUMAN HORROR HYMNS" sees continuous member Wood adding Saira Huff (ex-DETESTATION, ex-QUESTION) as a key writing figure and second vocalist to expand BN's "cinematic skull vision" and attack. The fusion of Huff's razor sharp, assault and Wood's trademark "OUR EARTH'S BLOOD" varied voices, "HUMAN HORROR HYMNS" is a sequenced quadruple compositional journey into the psyche of evil human ignorance, willingness to slaughter innocent beings in constant holocaust number and an unwillingness to act a respectful "guest" on this sacred blue and green sphere. Easily the most unreal production BASTARD NOISE has ever acquired. Transcending, insect war electronics that will carry the listener through the perplexities of the inner "human waste" mind. ACTUARY: Haunting and syrupy texturess...demonic vocals, & hostile inter-planetary insect take downs. The perfect balance of ear torture & exstasy. (Deep Six Records #267)

NEOLITHIC - Cult of Ignorance 7"
Baltimore's NEOLITHIC emerge from the depths with their debut EP Cult of Ignorance. The band, featuring current and former members of PULLING TEETH, SWARM OF THE LOTUS, and PUTRISECT amalgamate the guttural and horrifying sounds of underground death metal with hardcore's confrontational and violent edge. The EP, recorded at Developing Nations Recording (INTEGRITY, FULL OF HELL, NOISEM, and more) contains vitriolic tracks of teeth-gnashing, aural warfare. NEOLITHIC carry the torch for the scene's new blood and Cult of Ignorance is their ultimate statement of intent. Death Awaits! MARKETING POINTS: Featuring current and former members of PULLING TEETH, SWARM OF THE LOTUS, and PUTRISECT. Limited to 500. (Deep Six Records #283)

MAXIMUM ROCK'N'ROLL #426 (November 2018)
Yippee-Ki-Yay, pardner! It's another rootin' tootin' issue of Maximum Rocknroll, hot off the presses! It's MRR #426, the November 2018 issue, where our cover features Fresno's FATTY CAKES AND THE PUFF PASTRIES, who bless us all with their feminist gold. Inside, Seattle's CASUAL HEX discuss their love of checkerboard (and how that relates to ska), Richmond's GUMMING love pop and country music, and Portland's LAVENDER FLU are a bunch of Deadheads-but don't worry, these are all punk bands! Internationally, Germany's ATMEN, WEITER... are a bunch of provocateurs, WARWOUND want you to know they're not a cover band, and the Je Me Souviens label is doing its best to represent an overlooked segment of Quebec's punk history. Speaking of labels, we've got an in-depth interview with New York's ever/never, and if you crave more non-band content, you're gonna love reading Bay Area author Soup discussing his latest book, Mombasa Radio Radio, and how his schizophrenia played a part in its creation. Plus we've got Miami's ANTIFACES repping their overlooked scene and Baltimore's SYRINGE on fighting bigotry and working towards representation in theirs. Still not enough for you? Seems a little greedy, but okay, fine, we'll also keep delivering the best reviews and columns in the biz. So what are you waiting for, cowboy? Order your copy today! (Maximum Rock'n'Roll #426)

Debut LP from PDX hardcore metal punks Dead Hunt. 8 tracks of pissed off Japanese and Scandinavian influenced hardcore punk played by folks in Portland who know how to do it. Think Deathside meets Wolfpack with some "to the ends of the earth" era English Dogs thrown in for good measure. Dead Hunt fuse crust punk and metal punk with the instrumental ferocity of '80s speed metal and upbeat self-empowering lyrics. The slick production bringing out the flashy guitar solos and pummeling drums making this an instant classic. (Black Water Records #72)

Destripados play high energy Discharge / Chaos U.K. influenced Scandinavian hardcore punk. Like a high speed totalitar meets skitslickers, super raw and aggressive from start to finish. Manic guitars and machine gun drums coupled with Psychotic Screaming with the spanish lyrics giving it a heavy 80's south American feel. (think R.D.P. or lobotomia) Gutless is 8 tracks of raw energy! (Black Water Records #73)

NO STATIK - Mysterious To Ourselves LP with download
The tumultuous and ever intense NO STATIK are back with 8 furious hardcore tracks and 3 deconstructed soundscapes dealing with the anxiety of feeling incomplete, forward movement and total chaos. We as people are never complete. Even when we die there are parts of ourselves and our lives that are left less refined that we would prefer. Sometimes we don't know where we are going or what the fuck is happening to us but every once in a while there are little indicators or even outside forces helping us to grow and to move along to the next stage. Life is ugly, sparse and bold. Let this LP be an indicator for you. A navigation point to help get through the mess and offer a sense of possible order and hope for the future. 300 copies on 150gr black vinyl housed in a 24pt reverse board jacket with hand made test films attached. Download included. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Greg Wilkinson. Art by Laíza Ferreira. (Iron Lung Records #111)

GELD - Soft Power 7" with download
A nasty followup EP to the Perfect Texture LP released earlier this year finds GELD in a more irascible and unhinged state. Soft Power expands on the band's vision of a freer form of D-Beat with noisier sounds, tighter dimensions, wilder visions and subtler experimentation with carefully placed nuances. Don't be tricked into thinking this is some sort of hippy dippy jamband bullshit though, every second of this is cruelly calculated and executed with the utmost care. Damn. 400 75gr vinyl copies housed in a custom ILR 80# felt weave glued pocket sleeve with insert and download code included. Recorded by Billy Gardener and Julian Cue. Art by Sam McKenzie. (Iron Lung Records #124)

C.H.E.W. - Feeding Frenzy LP with download
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. 350 copies housed in a 24pt jacket with a 4 panel poster insert and download card included. Recorded by Matt Russell, mixed by Russell Harrison, mastered by Sean K. M. Daily. Art by Daniel Harris. (Iron Lung Records #123)

CONVENIENCE - Stop Pretending 7" with download
Meaty hardcore punk with off kilter vocals by members of IRON LUNG and NO STATIK. CONVENIENCE's debut EP confronts society and its shortcomings head on with contempt, wit and a mountain of energy. 300 copies on black 70gr vinyl housed in a 12pt custom ILR die cut glue pocket sleeve with insert and download card included. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Greg Wilkinson. Art by the band. (Iron Lung Records #122)

CEMETERY LIGHTS - Lemuralia tape cassette
Cemetery Lights, though a native of North American soil, convincingly channels and combines the musical spirits of European metal forefathers such as Mortuary Drape, Samael, and Tiamat, and melds them with the literary traditions and culture of Ancient Rome to create something that is both reverent to the past and equally relevant to the present. The band's debut demo, "Lemuralia," was first disseminated on cassette in very limited numbers on the ninth of May, 2018, to commemorate the advent of the Lemuralia festival, an ancient Roman celebration featuring exorcism rites to banish malicious spirits from the home. Now, in an effort to make the first recording more widely available, NWN! offers a reissue cassette of "Lemuralia" for the enjoyment of disciples of the aforementioned traditions. (Nuclear War Now Records #403)

BLASPHEMY - (Diehard version) Blood Upon the Altar LP (gatefold)
Die Hard Version: Red vinyl LP, gatefold jacket, 2 sided A2 poster, patch and sticker. Blasphemy's 1989 demo "Blood Upon the Altar" ushered in a new style of Black Metal, no less dark or evil than their contemporaries, but more confrontational, more violent. In addition to being heavily inspired by Bathory, Sodom, and Slayer, Blasphemy also drew from the punk infused Brazilian scene, especially Sarcófago, as well as Grindcore bands like Blood and Genocide (Repulsion). The resultant mixture of these influences yielded a demo that established a new standard for extremity in Black Metal, a bar that Blasphemy would continue to raise with each subsequent recording. This edition of Blood Upon the Altar marks the first time since its original release that it has been properly featured as a stand-alone album. LP with gatefold jacket and double sided A2 poster. (Nuclear War Now Records #398)

BLASPHEMY - (Diehard version) Blood Upon the Soundspace LP
Die Hard Version: Red vinyl LP with etching on side B, jacket, patch and sticker. Following the recent reissue campaign, NWN! is honored to present the first official release of a rarely heard 1989 rehearsal recording, Blood Upon the Soundspace. This crude open-air mic recording captures the unvarnished vigor of Blasphemy in a way that the contemporaneous studio recordings cannot. To maintain the authenticity of this release, the cover features original artwork created in 1988 by Black Priest and screenshots taken from a video recording at the Blasphemy rehearsal space during the same era. One sided MLP with etching on side B. (Nuclear War Now Records #406)

BOOTLICKER - Who Do You Serve? 7"
Second 7" of catchy DIS-ish hardcore jabs from the grime-tasing British Columbians of BOOTLICKER. The UK82-meets-DISCHARGE-meets-TOTALITÄR results in gear not unlike recent heavies like BLOODKROW BUTCHER. Catch BOOTLICKER at 2018 Not Dead Yet festival in Toronto. Only 150 copies on Black for the US. Co-released with Televised Suicide in Australia. (Warthog Records #34)

Two bands, two countries, two languages but friendship and a creative way of perception that the world around us can never be separated. Tarakany!, a punk band from Moscow/Russia and Useless ID, punk rockers from Haifa/Israel have put out the split record called "Among Other Zeros and Ones". Both bands not only have recorded each other's songs but also translated the lyrics. Initially Russian got to be English performed by USELESS ID and the other way around by Tarakany! Split Label with Jerk Off Records and Ratgirl Records. Limited to 300 copies. (Jerk Off Records #83)

JESU - Ascension LPx2
Ascension is Jesu's third studio album and was originally released on Caldo Verde Records in 2011. Now completely remixed by Broadrick himself and remastered for vinyl by James Plotkin, Robotic Empire is pleased to offer this gem on vinyl for the very first time! Housed in a gatefold jacket with matte finish, printed inner sleeves that contain full album lyrics, white colored vinyl or standard black vinyl, and includes a high quality digital download card. (Robotic Empire Records #120)

SHEER TERROR - Pall In The Family LP/CD
The bulldogs of New York Hardcore are back! Four years after their last full-length album - "Standing Up For Falling Down" - and two years after their most recent work, a split single with Lars Frederiksen's The Old Firm Casuals, the ugly and proud (also known as SHEER TERROR) have returned with four brand new stormers. Under exclusive license from Reaper Records, who will be releasing this EP stateside, REBELLION RECORDS is proud to unleash the new fury by these hardcore legends in Europe on a glorious 12" EP! With all songs on the A-side - at 45RPM, the B-side left us some room to etch in SHEER TERROR's (in)famous bulldog logo, making sure the European press is both beautiful and loud! Single-sided 12", silver silkscreened B-side, including insert. (Rebellion Records #195)

THE NEW BREED OF AMERICAN Oi! - EN ESPAÑOL! FROM CHICAGO! Now is your time to grab a copy of this explosive mix of brickwall Oi! and raucous hardcore-punk and to find out what this buzz is all about! Oh, you might want to shape up on your Spanish though, because this record is completely En Espanol! (Rebellion Records #193)

ROGUE TROOPER - Class Decline LP
Heavily impressing with both their self-released demo in 2015 and 2016's "Boots On The Ground" EP for Foreign Legion Records, Massachusetts' own ROGUE TROOPER are definitely in a league of their own! Now the troopers are back and they come out guns blazing with their debut LP for REBELLION RECORDS - "CLASS DECLINE"! With smart lyrics, a well thought out sound and catchy, boisterous anthems, these young guns can definitely gather themselves among the select few we dare to march off the beaten tracks of Oi! music, while undoubtedly delivering a future classic! This is the new breed of American Oi! Limited to 500, including double-sided insert and metallic silver print on jacket. (Rebellion Records #194)

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

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

ORCHID - Dance Tonight!! 10" (Scene Support Version)
This special Scene Support version comes with a random bonus Ebullition LP compilation (either the Illiterate, Amnesia, or HeartattaCk compilation). Ten blasts of chaotic fury and emotive noise on a cute little 10". The Orchid sound is even more aggressive than on their 12", and anyone that enjoyed any of their previous releases will be floored by these songs. Tuneful, vicious, throbbing, and chaotic hardcore played with finesse, heartfelt energy, and a wee bit of arty pretense. On yellow and black 50/50 colored vinyl. (Ebullition #46)

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

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

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

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

(repress) ORCHID - Gatefold LP (red vinyl pressing)
The final recordings of Orchid. These nineteen tracks are probably the best songs that Orchid ever recorded. Their sound has been honed and defined, and the recording perfectly captures Orchid's diverse combination of arty sensibilities, heartfelt emotive song writing, Mohinder-esque drumming, frantic precision, controlled mayhem, and chaotic adrenaline. An excellent record that even surpasses their previous releases. Definitely Orchid's opus. The LP comes packaged in a gatefold sleeve. The various Orchid members have gone on to form Bucket Full of Teeth, the Wolves, Ampere, and the Panthers. (Ebullition #51)

(discounted price) ECONOCHRIST - discography CDx2
Ebullition has decided to lower the price of this amazing discography CD in an attempt to get some more of these out into the world before the CD format disappears forever. A classic. And a great deal for a double CD that includes every single Econochrist song that was ever released! This double CD discography features forty-one Econochrist songs. It includes the Ruination LP, the Trained To Serve LP, the Skewed 7", the Another Victim 7", the It Runs Deep 7", as well as the songs from the Give Me Back comp LP, the Very Small World comp LPx2, the What Are You Pointing At? comp 10", and the songs from the split 7" that Econochrist did with The Detonators. (Ebullition Records #37 CD)

ORCHID - Dance Tonight!! 10" (black/yellow 50/50 vinyl)
Repressed! Ten blasts of chaotic fury and emotive noise on a cute little 10". The Orchid sound is even more aggressive than on their 12", and anyone that enjoyed any of their previous releases will be floored by these songs. Tuneful, vicious, throbbing, and chaotic hardcore played with finesse, heartfelt energy, and a wee bit of arty pretense. Repress of the Chaos is Me LP in the works as well. We went all out this time with each record being 50% black and 50% yellow (they were supposed to be 50/50 black/yellow, but the pressing plant did it wrong). (Ebullition #46)

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