Descriptions for 8/17/19
SHEER MAG - A Distant Call LP/CD
Sheer Mag return with their sophomore album, "A Distant Call." They're still writing about surviving our current hellscape, but this time around, the politics get extra-personal. The album verges on being a concept piece, and the protagonist resembles frontwoman, Tina Halladay herself. The songs document a particularly alienating time in her life when she was laid off from a job. Broke and newly single, her father passed away, leaving her with more wounds than felt possible to heal. It's heavy power-pop so sleek it gleams. "We've been waiting to write these songs since we started the band and we were able to take these experiences and build a story out of them," Halladay says. A Distant Call makes an argument for socialism on an anecdotal level. We're talking about how late capitalism alienates and commodifies whatever is in its path without using the term 'late capitalism.'" Palmer and Halladay's new approach to lyricism extended to the recording process, too. Once the Seely brothers had laid down the tracks, Halladay recorded vocals with producer Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Code Orange). (Wilsuns Recordings #93)
SUPPRESSION/MELLOW HARSHER - split 7"
The combination of these two bands on one release is guaranteed to melt your face off. The legendary SUPPRESSION drop 19 bursts of noise-laden blasting violence, pushing their unique style of grinding thrash to the outer limits. This has to be heard to be believed; totally distilled brutality. Formulaic poser-violence bands prepare to get schooled in original mayhem. MELLOW HARSHER from Wisconsin refine their brand of West Bay influenced-pinch-harmonic grindcore to perfection, as if the spirits of AGENTS OF SATAN, LAUGHING DOG and THE KILL were channeled into the corn fields of Wisconsin. If you smoke it, they will grind. The icing on this cake is cover art by the legendary MORBID MARK, no fucking joke. Corelease between Mal Okul and 625. Limited to 500 copies; download card included for those who don't know what a cassette tape is. (625 Productions #257)
BAD BREEDING - Exiled LP with download
The news cycle as it exists in 2019 - rapid, permanently mutating, consistently grotesque - equally blesses and curses Bad Breeding. A group with a keen eye for social injustice and establishment venality, expressed in hollered tones over a full-throttle, enervating soundclash of anarcho punk, hardcore and noiserock, their third album 'Exiled' was fuelled by the last 12 months in (primarily) British politics: a nation circling the drain while forever eyeing the plughole. Partly, anyway. Topics on this 12-song, 33-minute album also include some hardy perennials of left-wing hardcore punk: war, imperialism, the police, the press. Topics which, at a time where the political landscape could change tectonically between this being written and you reading it, maintain a grim relevance. It's far more than generic protest prose though. One must hear for oneself to know for sure. 150gr vinyl housed in a classic CRASS style 12 panel foldout poster sleeve with essay inserts and download cards included. Art by Nicky Rat. Sound by Ben Greenberg. A record for the people. (Iron Lung Records #146)
MALCRIA - El Reino De Lo Falso LP with download
Pointed, chaotic and forceful hardcore from Mexico City. MALCRIA underlines their odd brand of precise punk with dark urgency and pained screams without a drop of reference or a borrowed idea. Very fresh, very real. The pure scrap of this trio is infectious and exciting. And for what it's worth, "Nadie Es Especial" is gonna be the song of the summer for sure. Something about that opening bass riff and the overall foreboding vibe of that track that keeps me coming back for more more more. 500 copies of 150gr black vinyl with an elaborately etched B-side housed in a painstakingly collaged 24pt reverse board jacket with lyric insert and download card included. (Iron Lung Records #133)
CYBERPLASM - The Psychic Hologram LP with download
The mutilated guitar buzz, hissing vocal fury, Cyberdyne Systems drum processors and brooding atmospheric tekno are a powerful commixture brought to light through the channel of industrial noise punk so we can all start to free the body from the mind. 'The Psychic Hologram' is a mirror, a magnifying glass, a surgical kit and guidebook for self-liberation. Its freedom from flesh. Freedom from violence. Freedom from expectation. Freedom from "them". Us for us by us. 500 copies of 150gr vinyl housed in a 24pt reverse board jacket with 11x22 double sided poster and download card included. Art by Sainte-X. Sound by Capt. Tripps. Mastering by John Golden. (Iron Lung Records #136)
SWORDWIELDER - System Overlord LP
Stench crust the way it was meant to be played! The UK crust scene of the 1980's inspired band after band but no other band has ever reincarnated the sound of that time as well as SWORDWIELDER. Quite simply if you like crust, then this the album you have waited decades for. LP pressed on deluxe 150-gram vinyl. 11x17 poster. "System Overlord" shimmers with apocalyptic visions, and it's overflowing with all the grim atmospherics and intimidating intensity that defines consummate crushing crust. (Profane Existence Records #174)
MAUSOLEUM - Back From The Funeral LP
For those who worship AUTOPSY & IMPETIGO! Limit to 500 copies. The second full length album from Pennsylvania's MAUSOLEUM "Back From The Funeral" continues the apocalyptic attack launched by this zombiecult death metal band. MAUSOLEUM continue in their worship of cult horror/gore films set to sound of old school brutal death metal. MAUSOLEUM rob your grave, bring you back from the dead and feed you your own entrails! Members and Ex-Members of , INCANTATION, ENGORGE & MORPHEUS DESCENDS. (Behind The Mountain Records #16)
MEAT SPREADER - A Swarm Of Green Flies Over The Rusty Pot LP
Members the and Ex-Members of Dead Infection, Squash Bowels, The Dead Goats & Neuropathi.Masters of gore back on the map, map of permanent devastation good taste and your mental balance ... have fun boys & girls.Fans of classic materials Regurgitate, Dead Infection and General Surgery will dissolve from pleasure, like victims of John Haigh in acid. (Behind The Mountain Records #17)
ATTACK SS - Mask Of Those 7"
Japan's chaotic, destructive, noize punks ATTACK SS are back as a three piece, with a raging mad four track 7". Housed in a gatefold pocket sleeve. (Distort Reality #47)
FRENZY - Disconnected 7"
Originally released in 2015 on Japan's premier label Hardcore Survives with a press of 400, mostly sold in Japan. Now available from Distort Reality on dark turquoise vinyl. (Distort Reality #45)
COFFINS/CARDIAC ARREST - split 7"
An international double dose of death doom! Japan's COFFINS and Chicago's CARDIAC ARREST each with one new track of crushing death. Not for wimps or posers! Limited to 500. (Haunted Hotel Records #104)
THE VULTURAS - s/t LP
Orange County's most celebrated new band of 2019 make their Hostage Records debut with this 10 song ripper. The sound?, if the Cramps, Black Flag and The Stooges birthed a child, it would scream like this. 10 brand new songs from a band that made their debut at this year's Punk Rock Bowling with a ferocious club show. Big guitars (Rob Milucky from the Devils Brigade on guitar), bouncing bass and scorching vocals make this a sure fire smash. Punk rock legacy, Louis Perez lll on lead vocals, yes the son of Los Lobos founding member and current drummer Louis Perez. Mastered and cut loud, this clear vinyl masterpiece crosses the proverbial line in the sand marked by the pogo punk 1977 sounds. Think Jealous Again-era Black Flag and you'll be on the right side of the street. FFO: Black Flag, X, The Stooges, the Cramps, The Pushers, OC punk, the Stitches, Devils Brigade, the Crowd, the Adolescents, Hostage Records. (Hostage Records #73)
H2O/SHARP SHOCK - split 7" (color vinyl)
To commemorate H2O and Sharp/Shock's European tour together, Bridge Nine is releasing a limited-edition covers 7". H2O unearths their version of the Suicidal Tendencies classic "I Want More," and it will be the first time the track has been pressed to wax in over 18 years. Sharp/Shock, featuring acclaimed tattoo artist Dan Smith, belt out their rendition of Descendent's "Silly Girl." 7" includes digital download. (Bridge Nine Records #262)
HESITATION WOUNDS - Chicanery LP
Hesitation Wounds is a hardcore punk band featuring Jeremy Bolm of Touche Amore, Stephen LaCour (ex-Trap Them), Neeraj Kane (The Hope Conspiracy), and Thomas Cantwell (Gouge Away, Axis). "Chicanery" was written and recorded in just a few days time by Zach Tuch (Trash Talk, Movements), later mixed by Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studio, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. Musically, the album is a hyper-aggressive whirlwind that has elements of the member's previous musical efforts. LP includes digital download and is limited to 500 copies. This is the indie store exclusive version on black and clear vinyl. (Death Wish Records #210)
(restock) POISON IDEA - Pick Your King LP
Not only the greatest Poison Idea record, but the greatest PUNK album of all time! Formed in Portland, OR in 1980, Poison Idea debut record features 13 songs in 13 minutes. Poison Idea were one of the first hardcore bands to inspire artists across multiple genre lines. On limited edition colored vinyl with sticker and inserts. (Jackpot Records #55)
Descriptions for 8/10/19
CLITERATI - Ugly Truths/Beautiful Lies LP
Portland, Oregon hardcore punk practitioners CLITERATI will release their punishing Ugly Truths / Beautiful Lies full-length August 30th via Tankcrimes. Over a year in the making, Ugly Truths / Beautiful Lies is ripping fifteen-track/thirty-two-minute socio-political exposÚ on the USA's divisive administration with humor and quick wit. Having performed over a hundred shows in that time, test driving many of the tracks live, CLITERATI is sharper and more ravenous than ever before. Ugly Truths / Beautiful Lies was recorded by longtime comrade Greg Wilkinson (Necrot, High On Fire) and mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust, Power Trip) with cover art by legendary Japanese artist Sugi (Doom, Death Side, Hellshock) whose illustration reflects a personal interpretation of Ugly Truths / Beautiful Lies' title track. Colored vinyl and digital download card included. (Tank Crimes Records #119)
NATURAL MAN BAND - Living in a Chemical World LP
Seven Kansas City mavericks deliver a transcendent rock record for the working class. It's a brew of punk, new wave, the chili peppers and thanks to the professional sax player even krautrock and jazz. The band is DIALED IN. Rock solid performance throughout, take the Iron Maiden harmonizing in "The Hammer" or the spectacular psychedelic sax noodling on "Holes in the Crust" as a couple bits in a pile of nuggets. Black Randy and Big Boys taught us to love Upbeat Danceable Hard Hat Rock and now Nat Man is respectably holding that torch very high. They've checked all the boxes - great sound, great songs, great lyrics, great artwork. LR is thrilled to bring you this truly incredible record. (Lumpy Records #99)
THE COOL GREENHOUSE - Crap Cardboard Pet 10"
Sarcastic Casio Fall worship poised to annoy you with two note songs that last 6 minutes. What else are you gonna talk shit on the internet to ? Contrary to the entire 2 cent neo drum machine punk genre, this is something genuine and interesting. and For the same reason this is a 10", each record comes with it's own crap cardboard pet. FFO The Fall, Half Man Half Biscuit, Pere Ubu, The Residents, Brian Eno. (Lumpy Records #101)
FANG - Rise Up! LP/CD
Fang is a San Francisco Bay Area/Long Beach based band featuring Sam McBride (Sammytown) on vocals along with Obadiah Bowling and Tommy Knox on guitar, bass player Brandon Brown and drummer Jamey Dangerous. Sammytown and Fang were most recently profiled in the documentary "Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk," which has received more than expected national and international exposure. Among the leaders in the West Coast's hardcore scene, Fang has influenced many bands and many high-profile bands have covered Fang material. Mudhoney, the Butthole Surfers, Metallica, and Nirvana all covered "The Money Will Roll Right In" and "I Wanna Be on TV" was covered by Green Day. LP is limited to 300 copies & plays at 45 RPM. New art, different than the CD! (Die Laughing Records #1512)
FANG - Here Come The Cops CD
Sammytown is back with the first new studio release since the "American Nightmare" album in 1998 on Wingnut Records. Legendary Fang guitarist Tom Flynn, owner of Boner Records, writes and plays on the disc along with Fang's current guitarist Mat The Kid and J. Stain. Scary Larry is half the rhythm section, playing bass along with Jamey Dangerous on drums. There are two covers: Jim Carroll's "People Who Died" and Girlschool's "Let's Go!". Fang rips the title track "Here Come The Cops" and the rest of the tune-age is classic FANG, with a hint of metal for 2012. (Malt Soda Records #29 CD)
(restock) MATI - s/t 7"
(This is a seriously great record. It really does sound like classic hardcore as described! - Kent) New York City's MATI are a Greek language hardcore punk band taking in a variety of cues from Finnish, Japanese and Swedish hardcore classics alike, but with a lineup of four born and raised New Yorkers their sound is naturally marinated in old NYHC. Their debut EP effortlessly blends influences from Rattus, Bad Brains and Bastard into their own unique take on hardcore punk. (Mati Records #1)
Descriptions for 8/3/19
KRIEGSHOG - Paint It Black/White Out 7"
Tokyo powerhouse KRIEGSHOG returns with a two track 7" of distorted hardcore punk perfection. Facing a line up change the band sound was altered slightly after the previous guitarist quit. The new line up may have taken the guitar fuzziness a notch down in favour of a crunchier guitar tone but amped up the songwriting to the next level with a overdose of riffs, attacking each note with the same ferocious venom they have us accustomed to. These two tracks display both sides of KRIEGSHOG perfectly, a mid tempo bass driven 4 minute banger backed up by a classic destructive sonic jam with the gnarliest punk vocals out there. Quoting the band "Play Loud and DIE!!!" The high contrast black and white of their aesthetic and sound takes a new turn making room for a conceptual record. Housed in a heavy duty PVC pocket sleeve with artwork silkscreened on it the clear vinyl record with plain black and white labels. (La Visa Es Un Mus #192)
WARCHILD - Control Of Atomic Power 7"
Four new blasts of high energy Swedish hardcore in the vein of anti-cimex, totalitar and meanwhile. A follow up to their haunting images lp that came out on Black Water and D-takt last year. Songs about Nuclear War, Humanity and Suffering. This ep hits hard and fast. A refreshing take on classic Swedish hardcore punk with great production and one of the best live hardcore bands going right now to boot. (Black Water Records #76)
RIGOROUS INSTITUTION - Penitent 7"
Following the release of their 2018 demo tape, Portland's Rigorous Institution return with their debut EP "Penitent," where they refine their brand of gloomy anarcho-crust into three bursts of tyrannical rhythms and morbid atmospheres befitting their early review as "a fucked-up Hawkwind."Rigorous pays homage to 80's uk crust like Axegrinder, Deviated Instinct, Zygote and Amebix. If we're living in the New Dark Ages, then Rigorous Institution are the soundtrack to the upcoming peasant wars. (Black Water Recprds #77)
POISON IDEA - Pick Your King LP
Not only the greatest Poison Idea record, but the greatest PUNK album of all time! Formed in Portland, OR in 1980, Poison Idea debut record features 13 songs in 13 minutes. Poison Idea were one of the first hardcore bands to inspire artists across multiple genre lines. On limited edition colored vinyl with sticker and inserts. (Jackpot Records #55)
MINIMA - s/t LP
The first album by Minima, a new band comprising of members of No, Una Bestia Incontrolable, Snor and Barcelona is full of the kind of choice punk you'd expect of such a pedigree: jabbing riffs thrumming out, buzzed up with an insistent pull, clipped clattering beats pinning it down, vocals delivered with a potent snarl, accusatory and savage. From fizzing pogo of 'Adolescente', to 'Cicatriz's threatening hum, the whole album strikes a sharp balance between the big-riffing hardcore of someone like Glue or Nekra, and the Catalan / Spanish primitive-punk lineage that runs from Qloaqa Letal to dirt-raw rippers Pinen. The LP comes with a big A2 poster, a 3D lyric insert, and back cover art from Angela Firmeza which I'm only going to describe as incredible. (Static Shock Records #67)
CHUBBY AND THE GANG - All Along The Uxbridge Road 7"
"Debut double A-Side from stalwart London face, Chubby Charles (ARMS RACE, VIOLENT REACTION) and three members of GUTTER KNIFE. CHUBBY AND THE GANG has a particular way of playing, easily summed up in one word: speed. Like an engine modified Wilko Johnson driving too quickly through tiny familiar northwest London streets. Debts duly paid to the preceding punk and rock n roll goalposts nailed in at one end by THE KIDS, and at the other by CYANIDE or THE CARPETTES. This is today's punk in Britain." The first pressing of this single comes in a SSR company sleeve and is limited to 350 copies. (Static Shock Records #70)
ALASTAIR GALBRAITH - Morse LP
A central figure of the New Zealand underground since his days in The Rip over three decades ago, Alastair Galbraith has worked alongside scores of Kiwi legends as a multi-instrumentalist and solo artist. Morse appeared in 1992, a Siltbreeze/Xpressway co-release, and despite Galbraith's centrality to the magical NZ mix, the record is an 'outsider' classic, a peerless piece of Antipodean collage, diverted folk, and minimal psychedelia. (Digital Regress Records #32)
UNDER ATTACK - Demo 2019 tape cassette
Straight out of the depths of Richmond comes this classic sounding, balls out brutal hardcore band who bring darkness, anger, and heart into their raw sound. A bunch of old friends who reconnected with one another at the right time in their lives- to write and record these 5 killer tracks. The line up features members of Discordance Axis, Human Remains, Limp Wrist, Suppression, Death Squad, Eucharist, etc. Don't sleep on this one, its a fucking doozy. (Vinyl Conflict Records #24 TP)
DISROTTED - Cryogenics LP
Disrotted third full length of slow churning terror. Vile transmissions of obliteration from the vast reaches of the cold void. (Nerve Altar Records #42)
SEX DWARF - Bara Morker LP
New earshredding LP from the noisy mangel masters. (Konton Crasher Records #36 L)
PARANOID/SEX DWARF - split 7"
The Swedish masters of magel and noise come together on one EP to devastate and destroy your eardrums. (Konton Crasher Records #42 E)
PARANOID - NWOBHM Volume 1 LP
Discography LP volume 1. Contains: Destroy Future Less System, Distortion Faith #1, split with Absolut, Critical Mass #2, and a cover track that is previously unreleased. (Konton Crasher Records #33.1 L)
PARANOID - NWOBHM Volume 2 LP
Discography LP volume 2. Contains: Punkdemonium Hell, Praise No Deity, The New Wave of the Grave New Beat #2, and previously unreleased cover tracks. (Konton Crasher Records #33.2 L)
SVAVELDIOXID - Dodsogonblick LP
Second 12" by the masters of 1980's -1990's inspired pure Swedish kangpunk. (Konton Crasher Records #38 L)
PARANOID - Heavy Mental Fuck Up! LP
U.S. pressing from this Swedish d-beat meets black metal punk band... think Gism of Framtid. (Konton Crasher Records #35 L)
PROTES BENGT - Pick Your Bengt LP
Started 1985 as a project between Ake and Chrille from Mob 47, and Per and Ola from Filthy Christians. 40 old/new unreleased tracks taken from the same session as "In Bengt We Trust". Drums and Guitar recorded September - December 1985 in Bowlingstudion. Bass recorded March 2017 in Studio Mangel. Vocals recorded November 2017 in Bengts Studio. (Konton Crasher Records #31 L)
PARANOID - Jikangire LP
3 track 45rpm 12" single. Jikangire taken from the upcoming album "Heavy Mental Fuck-Up!" out fall 2018 on Konton Crasher (US) and The Sign Records (EUR). Includes two exclusive tracks. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Communichaos Media Clay Station, March 2018. Engineered by Kenko. Additional recordings (bass, lead guitars and vocals) by Jocke D-takt at Studio Mangel, Fr÷s÷n, Sweden March 12-18. Split release with The Sign Records. (Konton Crasher Records #34)
DISSOBER/HONNOR SS - split 7"
Total Raw Swedish D-takt split EP. (Konton Crasher Records #30 E)
MUECO - Mindless Instinct LP
Debut album from Montreal's Mueco. 10 tracks of raw D-beat hardcore. (Konton Crasher Records #29 L)
ABSOLUT/SVAVELDIOXID - split LP
Canada versus Sweden total kangpunk massacre. (Konton Crasher Records #28 L)
KRONISK MISANTROPI - Helvetet Vantar 7"
Unpolished and raw Swedish D-Beat/Kang. (Konton Crasher Records #27 E)
DOTS - s/t LP
Psychedelic hardcore with pop riffs, theremin solos, space keyboard, and heavily distorted vocals. Dots are Camylle (vox/theremin/keyboard), Matt (guitar), John (drums) and Jason (bass). Oakland punk featuring members of Midnite Snaxxx, Bad Daddies, and FM Knives. (Dirt Cult Records #133)
SUSPECT PARTS - You Know I Can't Say No 7"
Suspect Parts is the brainchild of two Americans, one Brit and a German who managed to tame their inner demons with buzzsaw punk/powerpop, a cotton candy-meets-razorblade concoction that goes down surprisingly smooth. Ex and current members of bands like The Briefs, Clorox Girls, Maniac, More Kicks, Radio Dead Ones and Red Dons - they are Suspect, they come from Suspect Parts. Combining 60's pop and bubblegum with late 70's California beach punk and powerpop, Suspect Parts have something brewing that can't be ignored. The Seeds, The Kinks, The Knack and the Buzzcocks can be heard, as well as a little Nuggets, a little Rezillos, a little Protex or Undertones, but with a modern touch. Backward-looking but forward-thinking 60s pop with a punk edge. Suspect Parts have released four 7" singles worldwide on indie labels and their debut LP was released in 2017 on Atlanta's Oops Baby Records and Germany's Taken By Surprise Records. Now their brand new single is finally here. Recorded live to analog tape in Kaulsdorf, east Berlin, engineered by Smail Shock (of legendary Berlin punk Band The Shocks). "You Know I Can't Say No," is a relentlessly catchy uppercut to the senses. It's a heartbreak anthem of resilience, regret and romance - and a summer hit for years to come. Apocalypse Pop. When oil runs out a major line is going to be drawn. Which side are you on? Which tribe are you willing to die for? ... Pop's chosen warriors will rule the apocalypse .... Drop, waiting for the apocalypse to...pop... (Dirt Cult Records #137)
KIRA JARI - Spooky Freaky 7"
Kira Jari is a guitar rock and pop punk band bred out of the DIY community of North Texas. Inspired by bands like LEATHERFACE and JAWBREAKER featuring ex-members of ANS and Stymie. (Dirt Cult Records #131)
DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR - Unfinished Business LP/CD
Boston, MA's Death Before Dishonor has been an institution in hardcore since the early 2000s. Recorded at legendary Zeuss Studio (Hatebreed, Rob Zombie), "Unfinished Business" is a 20-plus minute hardcore juggernaut that's unrelenting from start to finish. Seamlessly blending hardcore, punk, and metal together into a fiery ball of cathartic, raw aggression that proves Death Before Dishonor is more focused and relevant than ever. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Bridge Nine Records #261)
MANIAC - War & Insanity LP
Maniac formed in western Massachusetts in the summer of 2010. After almost being a band for a decade, they released their debut full-length "War & Insanity" on cassette in the summer of 2018, which is now being made available for the first time ever on vinyl. With bleak lyrical content taking on subjects such as survival, environmental degradation, automation, and mental illness, "War & Insanity" paints a grim picture of the human experience in the 21st century. LP includes digital download. This is the blue with black vinyl version. (New Age Records #78)
INUS - Western Spaghettification LP
INUS was originally formed as a two-piece under the name Innerds in 2011 by guitarist/vocalist Bobby Bray (The Locust, Holy Molar) and drummer Brandon Relf (Sleeping People). Joined by bassist Chad Deal (Phantom Twins) in 2016, Innerds was reborn as INUS and finished the recording of "Western Spaghettification." The title of the album itself is a play on words referring to the movie genre spaghetti western, which were westerns filmed in Italy, and the actual physics term "spaghettification," which is what happens if you cross the event horizon of a black hole. LP includes digital download. (31G Records #104.5)
Descriptions for 7/27/19
PINOCCHIO - s/t 7"
A new project featuring members of Crazy Spirit, Anasazi, Pregnant, Dawn of Humans, and CC Dust, is as singularly unique and fully-conceived as any of the aforementioned bands. Catchy, staccato post-punk instrumentation latches onto the formidable power of Mary Jane Dunphe's singing for deceptively short, furious blasts of truly original and powerful punk music. Also hand silk-screened, with art by guitarist Keegan Dakkar Lomanto. (Toxic State Records #36)
EVIL/SIEGE COLUMN - split cassette tape
As label mates on Nuclear War Now!, Evil (Japan) and Siege Column released their debut full-lengths under its banner in 2017 and 2018, respectively. Each band resumes where it recently left off, with a contribution very much in the same vein as on previous recordings. Evil's three tracks combine the aggressive precision reminiscent of early Teutonic thrash with the unhinged fury of Sarcˇfago and its Brazilian contemporaries. Siege Column complements these with two offerings of barbaric death metal that obliterate all that somehow managed to survive the initial onslaught. The lethality of each member of this alliance is compounded by their joint inclusion, resulting in a split EP that confirms the merits of the format when properly executed. (Nuclear War Now Records #450)
CHRONIC SUBMISSION - Sick Of Reality LP
CHRONIC SUBMISSION started to play during the classic first wave of T.O.H.C. They were kids and full of attitude. They were Shit disturbers - the stories that make a band legendary. They hated preppies, cops and probably anything that wasn't PUNK!! My kinda kids. CHRONIC SUBMISSION were known for playing faster than their contemporaries and were soon known for their stop on a dime precision. They perfected a start and stop sound that was amplified once bands such as M.D.C. and D.R.I. started to hit town. This is pure '80s hardcore mania. Pressing of 300 copies. Heil TOHC 83 and those who paved the way!! (Schizophrenic Records #101)
DIRECT ACTION - Tomorrow Is Too Late LP
1984 was a pivotal moment for hardcore punk. After several years of rapid progression and intensification, outfits around the world were beginning to add a new heaviness to the sound, fortifying the speedy rush of the early eighties with a burlier, even more aggressive delivery. Taking the basic Discharge model as their template but amping up every element, groups like Britain's Chaos UK and Varukers, Sweden's Mob 47 and Anti-Cimex, America's Poison Idea and COC, and Italy's Raw Power and Wretched dropped 1984 records that marked the next step in this music's evolution- and Direct Action's first tape was Canada's contribution to that evolution. There's little in the way of subtlety here, few concessions to nuance or melody: what Direct Action provide is sheer firepower, an attack of blazing speed and monochromatic aggro that reflects the group's name perfectly in its simplicity and overwhelmingly energy, but nonetheless boasts a certain metallic heft absent from earlier hardcore outfits. Capturing the band raw and unrefined, the urgency and rage of this music make it the definitive Direct Action recording, and some of the most impressive punk rock that Toronto has ever produced. This new LP is the full session's first-ever appearance on vinyl, complete with new title based on the TOHC book of the same name. (Schizophrenic Records #102)
PISSER - Breaking Chains LP
Pisser hails from St. Catharines, Ontario. Fast-paced and forward-driven, Pisser has all the best elements of 80's crossover thrash. This is music to mosh to. Blistering guitars take turns delivering haunting leads. Lyrical themes range from insightful social commentary to partying like a maniac. Picture DRI meets Municipal Waste, with strong female vox that will tear you apart. (Schizophrenic Records #99)
THE CRAVATS - Precinct 7"
500 made. Repress of third 7" from 1980 with from Cravats. Includes insert. (Overground Records #168)
STEVE IGNORANT'S SLICE OF LIFE - Don't Turn Away LP/CD
Steve Ignorant's Slice Of Life follow their 2014 debut 'Love And A Lamp-post' with a new collection of eleven songs titled 'Don't Turn Away'. Ignorant has excelled himself with this album, his passion of creating music and fighting injustice is clear in every single song. This album is about the highs and lows of life, getting older and the struggle to survive. Ignorant highlights some of the songs: The lines from Your Day Will Come "Something you should know bully-boys and 'ladies'" speaks for itself. S.A.D. is a song about depression, despair and loss. Steve: "We need to keep talking about this and hopefully by sharing our experiences people will know that they are not alone" Diffrability celebrates our individualities. "I'm proud that I'm different. Glad I'm not so uniform. Proud that I'm Ignorant. Glad that I'm not of your norm." Musically, the band is built on an acoustic arrangement of piano, guitar and bass. Having shed the punk noise that defined Crass, Slice of Life retains the emotional impact and compassion that has long distinguished Steve's work. To sum it up: a poignant, emotional album of 11 tracks that stays with you long after the final note has been played. (Overground Records #171)
RUBELLA BALLET - Day Glo Daze LP
Day Glo Daze collects all the singles released by Rubella Ballet commencing with Ballet Dance originally released in 1979. Many of the singles are highly collectable and are now extremely difficult to find. In addition to providing the definitive collection of the group's A-sides, the album also includes all the B-sides. All tracks have been remixed by the group's founding mainstay, Sid Truelove, enabling the material to be heard in the manner in which it was originally intended. Now celebrating their fortieth anniversary, Rubella Ballet have been hailed as "a unique sensory phenomenon who transcended their Anarcho punk roots to explore and define postpunk, goth and dance". Their spectacular uultraviolet/day-glo stage show has thrilled audiences across the UK, US and Europe, and the band fronted by original members Zillah Minx and Sid Truelove continue to tour. In August they tour America headlining the Skull Festival. UK fans can catch a special UV show at Rebellion. (Overground Records #169)
ANTiSEEN - Live In Japan LP
180g WHITE VINYL with poster & sticker. In November of 2018 ANTiSEEN crossed the Pacific Ocean for their first ever appearance in Japan! To mark this monumental event, TKO RECORDS has produced this commemorative live album/tour souvenir package. "Live In Japan" has the works: Pressed on 180 gram heavyweight White vinyl. Full color gatefold jacket and printed inner sleeve loaded with photos and other tour ephemera. Includes full color 20"x30" reproduction of the Japanese tour poster and vinyl sticker. Simply put, "Live In Japan" is a must for ANY ANTiSEEN fan. (TKO Records #180005)
SAVAGE - No Escape LP
First it was on cassette, and it promptly sold out. Then it was on CD, and that flew right out the door. Now the debut album by Savage gets the vinyl treatment. Straight out of Seattle, featuring some of the folks that created the idea of "power violence" in the first place, Savage throw down 10 tracks of pure, unadulterated power violence hardcore. No genre-bending, no dilution, no experimentation, only textbook hardcore music with its roots firmly planted in the classics (see: Bold, DYS, and Brotherhood covers).
Catch them on tour all over USA and Europe throughout 2019. (SPHC Records #112)
DAYS OF HATE/ANAL BUTT - split 7"
Days of Hate are one of the great hidden secrets of Brazilian grind. In a live setting, their performances are closer to anti-music spectacles of physical destruction and unfiltered emotion, refined to perfection by constant gigging throughout Sao Paulo. On record, their reckless noisegrind hints at songs yet abandons them just as quickly, an intense flurry of grind madness that's over in a couple blinks of the eye. After numerous CDs and tapes, it's our tremendous honor to help them with their first vinyl release. They are the kind of band where you just can't help yourself, before you know it you too are jumping on Samuel and howling into the mic. Anal Butt is the worst band. Shit noisecore for our own satisfaction, but you can listen too. (SPHC Records #98)
COLD FEET - s/t 7"
Vinyl debut from Baltimore's COLD FEET following a couple real promising tapes. Here we get four tracks of simple, trashy, and wildly effective hardcore punk. It's like Bad Posture stumbling down The Avenue, cranking out some trebly damage with abrasive vocals and snappy pUnKer riffs, or a Free Cocaine era Dwarves competing with 9 Shocks Terror for violent, comedic damage. Very simple, yet meaningful crunch from these promising goofballs. Self released with screenprinted sleeves and risographed lyric sheet. (11 PM Records/Chicago Research Records #6)
BRUISED - Rotten Codex LP
With Rotten Codex, the long-gestating debut LP from nebulous Chicago post-punk outfit Bruised, we find the project codifying and ultimately transcending the thematic proclivities of their previous work. The surreal sing-song-shout vocalization, lyrical guitar interplay, muscular basslines, and higher-brow inclinations that made Bruised one of Chicago's most admired contemporary punk projects are on full display here - as are a number of left-field additions to the band's pallet. Bruised have manifested a beautifully realized rock record with Rotten Codex. Erudite, occasionally something akin to the esoteric, and always evocative, Rotten Codex moves and moves and moves. (11 PM Records/Chicago Research Records #6)
PRODUCT KF - Songs of the Groves LP
The first long play from Product KF, Songs of the Groves, is the work of a trio of young Chicago musicians who have one of the more impressive cumulative resumes in all of Midwest punkworld - each member of PKF having fronted exceptionally good bands before this one. With Songs of the Groves, we hear these three artists deploying their disparate musical powers to remarkably cohesive, focused ends. Songs of the Groves is a rigorous vision, a post-punk revived and concentrated to its most effective elements: ice cold, galloping relentlessly, ethereal, morose, clangorous, vicious. (11 PM Records/Chicago Research Records #9)
REGURGITATION - Tales Of Necrophilia LP
REGURGITATION hailed from the United States, from the ever-fertile Cleveland metal scene, and formed in 1994. They would record a demo and split before releasing their one and only album, Tales of Necrophilia, on the cult Ablated Records. Released in 1999 during death metal's quiet renaissance that would bloom in the decade to follow, REGURGITATION's lone full-length is bursting at the seams with all the gory grind, beatdown riffs, and truly unforgettable art that maniacs old and new will worship: both truly a reflection of its era, and a treasured relic ripe for rediscovering 20 years later. Vokillist/bassist Brian Baxter would go on to play in EMBALMER, while the rest of the members would reconvene in Necrotic Disgorgement. Now, longtime fans HELLS HEADBANGERS are delivering Tales of Necrophilia in its ultimate form: both as a digibook CD with bonus DVD including four live shows from the late '90s / early 2000s and on vinyl LP, available on neon green with heavy red splatter, color-in-color oxblood in mustard, and on super-limited picture disc. (Hells Headbangers Records #262)
ORCHID - Chaos is Me LP 20th anniversary silver foil edition (Scene Support version)
In 1999 Ebullition released the Orchid - Chaos is Me LP. At the time Orchid was a fairly new and unheard of band. It was the 45th release on Ebullition, but over time it became the most popular band and record that Ebullition ever had the privilege of releasing. In honor of this, in 2019 Ebullition has decided to releases a special limited edition 20th anniversary version of this monumental LP. Colored vinyl and a special foil printed cover with all of the grey elements from the original cover replaced with the silver foil. Scene Support version is on brown vinyl and comes with limited poster insert and alternative lyric sheet. (Ebullition Records #45)
(discounted price) ECONOCHRIST - discography CDx2
Ebullition has decided to lower the price of this amazing discography CD in an attempt to get some more of these out into the world before the CD format disappears forever. A classic. And a great deal for a double CD that includes every single Econochrist song that was ever released! This double CD discography features forty-one Econochrist songs. It includes the Ruination LP, the Trained To Serve LP, the Skewed 7", the Another Victim 7", the It Runs Deep 7", as well as the songs from the Give Me Back comp LP, the Very Small World comp LPx2, the What Are You Pointing At? comp 10", and the songs from the split 7" that Econochrist did with The Detonators. (Ebullition Records #37 CD)