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VILE - Vile Says Fuck Off! 7"
Vile were outsiders to an insular scene: kids from the Boston suburbs who decided to gain attention the easy way, by pissing people off. Their most legendary gig featured them opening for the Angelic Upstarts and Jerry's Kids in May of 1982 at Boston's legendary Channel club, in which they insulted the audience, made off-color remarks, and allegedly threw a mic stand into the crowd. Following the gig, there was a lot of local controversy in zines and local publications about their set, to which the band responded by placing a half page ad in Boston Rock magazine that simply said, "VILE SAYS FUCK OFF!" The band played just a handful of other shows, and left behind the notoriously rare, self-financed "Solution" LP. The three songs contained on this 7" were recorded during the LP sessions: "Overload" being previously unreleased, and "Definitions" and "5 To 10" being alternate versions to the LP cuts. These tracks are simple, raw, energetic, and pissed off hardcore songs made by alienated kids. (Radio Rahem Records #26)

REIGN OF TERROR - Don't Blame Me 7"
Formed in Los Angeles in 1983, Reign Of Terror was a bit of an anomaly within the greater LA punk scene - they declared themselves "Modern Metal" and played a punk/metal hybrid that wouldn't dominate the landscape until much later. Led by singer/guitar player Ed Danky (ex-Würm), with support from bassist Jesse Fixx (ex-Stains), and a young Japanese punk named David Ishiki on drums, the band played just a handful of gigs and left behind one incredibly rare 7" single and a track on Mystic's "It Came From Slimey Valley" compilation LP. Perplexing punk and metal collectors alike (and decimating their wallets) for the past 35 years, Radio Raheem and Meat House Productions are extremely proud to present an official reissue of all known recorded material by Reign Of Terror. Unfortunately all three band members have since let this mortal coil, but with the help of SST/Black Flag's Chuck Dukowski, and surviving family members, the single has been remastered and repackaged with unpublished visual material. (Radio Rahem Records #6)

RASH_MON - Pathogen X LP (with download)
The perfect melding of two timeless facets of punk, the honest forward thinking DC style hardcore of Faith/Void split (yes, both sides) with total Deathside style anthemic hardcore. Both are furious and immediate and work together in perfect harmony here without really sounding like either exactly. New, important music is made this way. RASH_MON has had their share of setbacks with immigration, mental health, modern American life in general... and that urgency and frustration is reflected here crystal clear. 500 copies of 150 gram black vinyl with an etched B-side are housed in a beautiful 24 pt jacket along with an insert and a download card. Recorded by the band in DC. Mastered by Golden. Art by Kohei. (Iron Lung Records #125)

MAXIMUM ROCK'N'ROLL #429 (February 2019)
The best part of your year is already here: it's our 2018 Year-End Top Ten Issue! MRR #429, our February 2019 issue, will clue you in on all the rad shit you missed out on over the course of 2018. We've also got Farrah Skeiky and Angela Owens giving us their top 10 photos of the year, plus Angela gives us a visual rundown of this year's Not Dead Yet fest! After reading CONSTANT MONGREL's name so many times in our Top Ten lists, you'll be primed and ready to read their interview in this issue! We've also got the scoop on Austin punks DAMAK and Canadian no wavers RUBY KARINTO, two very different sounding bands who both discuss how being first-generation immigrants affects their music. Plus you can check out what's going on in Beo_in, Serbia, where the local political party may have shut down the underground venue, but they'll never stop the punks. (Maximum Rock'n'Roll #429)

FORRA - Mostrame lo Peor 7"
The debut 6-track EP from FORRA is absolute chaos, destruction and rage. FORRA play primitive hardcore punk with a classic 80's South American twist that would have sat perfectly on any of the four early 80's worldwide compilation tapes Xcentric Noise released or on a split tape with THE NIXE or COCADICTOS. Each track sounds like it could fall apart at any moment but the intensity and passion drives it to a conclusion. Sounding effortlessly punk, the band formed in London and is made up of members from Argentina, Catalonia, The Canaries and Mexico. Limited to 330 copies and recorded by Jonah Falco, this recording may end up as the band's only release. The Mostrame lo Peor pocket sleeve is flimsy and hand-assembled. The record comes with a postcard addressed to British Home Office, so you can share your views on their shitty immigration policies. All the proceeds from the record will be given to The Latin American Women's Rights Service (LAWRS) a London based human rights, feminist organisation run for Latin American women, and 100% run by Latin American women. (La Visa Es Un Mus #181)

MERE MORTAL have arrived! With members hailing from various parts of England, their debut MLP Tartarus, harkens back to the raw sound and atmosphere of the often under-rated UK Thrash Metal scene, with many listeners noticing a distinct similarity in vocalist Liam Fox's approach to that of Benediction-era Barney Greenway, as well as Bolt Thrower's beloved Karl Willetts. Permeated with the darkness, intensity and authority of those forbearers, Fox conjures images of apocalyptic death and despair, leading the charge of MERE MORTAL's thrash assault. Behind him bassist Tom Pimlott, drummer Adam Rogers, and Guitarists Maegan Brooks and Joe Sam Williams charge ahead with a sound that remains equally close to the UK - evoking memories of bands like Virus, Sabbat, Hellbastard, and Sacrilege. Like so many of their progenitors, the members of MERE MORTAL began their musical journeys in the punk scene, and that level of urgency and directness is able to inform their approach to Tartarus, with songs kept brief, direct, and precise. MERE MORTAL's Tartarus is a fine tuned and deadly sharp assault on the once again thriving thrash metal scene. (QCHQ Records #52)

ANEURYSM - Awareness LP
After three seven-inches and roughly 200 shows, the Boston 5-piece has finally immortalized its sound and spirit in full-length fashion. Recorded at GodCity Studio in Salem, MA, by Chris Johnson (bassist of Deafheaven and Doomriders), Awareness is ten tracks' worth of swaggering, melodic, noise-rock that charges forward through the same sewers as Nirvana, Unsane, and Turbonegro. (Tor Johnson Records)

GNAW THEIR TONGUES & CROWHURST - Burning Ad Infinitum: A Collaboration LP
Two entities. Two individuals. Two highly prolific musical organisms have come together to conceive an unholy offering. Crowhurst, formed in 2011, is the project of Jay Gambit, who has created hours of material under the moniker, from noise tapes limited to dozens, to full-fledged albums backed by a complete band and utilizing colleagues and contemporaries such as members of Caïna and Ævangelist. Employing everything from drone to black metal to harsh noise wall styling, Crowhurst is, in itself, a unique body of work. Gnaw Their Tongues, formed in 2006, is one, some would say most recognized, projects of Maurice De Jong, who plays under a half-dozen aliases in the music world. As prolific as his collaborator Gambit is, De Jong exists in a spot between black metal, industrial noise, dark ambient, and drone that few or none have ventured prior. "Burning Ad Infinitum: A Collaboration" is a four song behemoth showcasing both musicians' talents both separate and in collaboration. Weaving harsh noise, De Jong's distressed vocal styling, and industrial rhythms, the four tracks becomes it's own unique monster; the combination of two organisms birthing what might be something entirely exclusive in life. Artwork conceived, as the music, by the duo of Caroline Harrison and Brandon Geurts. Layout by Jay Gambit and N. Constantino Design. Includes digital download. (Crown & Throne Records #23)

CRUMB - Public Service cassette tape
Being assembled right now and ready to ship with anything listed here. Only 50 copies of this cassette by Vancouver's youngest and brightest. To my ears it comes off as a DC's Faith with more metallic riffing and some serious mosh parts that end up dissolving into abstract feedback. Almost psychedelic parts. All held together with a vocalist that is way more pissed than tough sounding. Future Leash is an anthem if I've ever heard one. (Neon Taste Records #9)

FUERZA BRUTA - Somos el Mal 7"
As the seas of modern Oi! music are diluted into an unrecognizably sad swamp of vapid, overproduced, pop punk nonsense, it is glaringly obvious when the good stuff appears - in context, as well as sound - and for my money (literally), Chicago's FUERZA BRUTA is the top of the heap. Their 12" from last year, "Verdugo," was the best record of 2017 for many people, myself included - made apparent by the initial press as well as two subsequent represses fully selling out in just one year. F.B.'s brand of hard-as-stone Spanish language skinhead anthems - of, by, and for undesirables, immigrants, skins & punks - is anchored firmly by hard, muscular riffs, and choral chants, with chiming guitar leads at every turn. (Warthog Speak Records #33)

ATRAMENT - Scum Sect LP/tape cassette
Tapes come with metallic silver pantone screen silk-screened j-cards and slipcases, vinyl is clear red colored vinyl + black haze, download cards and hype stickers. 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 Laboratories #66)

CLAVICVLA - Sermons LP/tape cassette
Sentient Ruin is honored and proud to bring you an aural and sensorially devastating experience like nothing else. A masterpiece of infernal aural terror which expands the mind - stretching it to its inevitable death and dissolution - and which paralyses the flesh. Italian one-man dark ambient/death industrial demon Clavicvla seamlessly blends the obsidian immensity of Lustmord and the wretched mantras of Trepaneringsritualen to unleash forty minutes of dismal and infernal atmospherics, drowning the listener into a formless and hallucinatory sonic void of utter dread and of unparalleled darkness. With inhuman and monstrous sub-bass frequencies, diabolical atmospheres, and black hole-sized drones, throughout these five tracks the listener will be transported to an otherwordly and remote realm lost somewhere at the edge of existence, where the boundaries between nightmare and reality begin to blur and dissolve, revealing a world beyond of absolutely omnipotent and boundless demonic enormity. (Sentient Ruin Laboratories #75)

DETH CRUX - Mutant Flesh LP/tape cassette
After debuting in 2015 with their staggering first EP "Pears of Anguish", Los Angeles deathrock night stalkers Deth Crux (who feature in their ranks members of US doom legends Buried at Sea and of L.A. black/death heathens Lighting Swords of Death) return with their long awaited debut album - the haunting and chameleonic "Mutant Flesh", forty minutes of shapeshifting and deviant horror punk/gothic rock soaked in neon, blood, sex, and perversion. Shrouded in an aura both erotic and extraterrestrial, "Mutant Flesh" is a modern post-punk juggernaut in which Deth Crux have distilled the most tumultuous, unclean, and eclectic aspects of their home town Los Angeles to create a dark punk opera of unparalleled seductiveness and darkness. Theirs is not the Los Angeles we all know. Instead it is a city they have transformed and reimagined through sound with its most dysfunctional and cinematic traits exaggerated and pushed to the forefront, haunted by neon-hungry ghosts and mutated subhuman creatures hiding behind black sunglasses among the surface population, where strange flesh is sold to fulfill unearthly desires. In "Mutant Flesh" Deth Crux channel the grandiose majesty and gloom of iconic UK goth bands like Bauhaus, Fields of the Nephilim, and Sister of Mercy, with the spooky and feral irreverence of Christian Death, projecting it all against their own personal audio-visual backdrop of decaying urban madness and sinister body horror to yield something truly both unseen and marvelously unsettling and seductive. Recorded and mixed by famed sound designer Sanford Parker (Leviathan, Wovenhand, Nachtmystium, Voivod etc.) in 2017 at Big Band Sound in Los Angeles, "Mutant Flesh" features contributions also by saxophone legend Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Corrections House) and is already slated to become a classic dark goth/horror punk opera of our times. Long live the Mutant Flesh. (Sentient Ruin Laboratories #67)

AYYUR - The Lunatic Creature LP/tape cassette
Birthed at the very edge of the Mediterranean where the Western world and Europe die and dissolve leaving pace to an ancient and inscrutable frontier land of lost history and arcane mystery, Tunisian black metal enigma Ayyur re-surface after a lengthily slumber with "The Lunatic Creature", a new MLP of soul-tearing atmospheric black metal shrouded in malevolent mysticism and superbly impenetrable atmospheres. On this new offering the North African band is aided on drums by former Deathspell Omega vocalist Shaxul as they channel the remote and most unspeakable lore and darkest history of their land to summon a black metal specter of distant and magnificently wretched esotericism. With soaring mid-tempo progressions reminiscent of MGLA or Drudkh, dense and haunting atmospheres akin to those found in the most mystical fringe of atmospheric USBM, and moods of unparalleled hermetism and isolationism, Ayyur have distilled the very essence of their fringe and cast away existence cut away from the familiarity of the Western world to create a black metal construct of ghastly remoteness and of entrancing mysticism. (Sentient Ruin Laboratories #71)

BLACK EARTH - A Cryptic Howl Of Morbid Truth LP
Printer inner sleeves, hype sticker, download card. The debut full length LP from Spanish ritual black ambience/terror electronics sorcerers Black Earth, originally released in 2015 on tape by Graceless Recordings, now this monstrous behemoth of sublime ritualistic aural cacophony finally assumes its ultimate form on black vinyl. On a "A Cryptic Howl of Morbid Truth" Black Earth unravel over forty minutes of shapeshifting, ghastly, and colossal sound sculpting, constructing before the listener an hallucinatory and blood freezing chasm of slithering drones, spectral orchestrations and wretched electronics that ravage the senses. Weaving black metal, drone, dark ambient, harsh noise, and ritual atmospherics, With "A Cryptic Howl of Morbid Truth" Black Earth have crossed thresholds unknown in ritual ambient invocations, laying the foundations for a new realm of sensorial sonic abuse and instantly proving themselves as being one of the most visionary and striking entities in modern dark metal and ritual ambience electronics. (Sentient Ruin Laboratories #45)

VESSEL OF INIQUITY - Void of Infinite Horror LP
Pantone metallic silvers PMS print on cover, and insert, hype sticker, download card, colored vinyl. Ritual black/death invocation. Terror noise-metal aimed at disintegrating one's being and entire existence through the sheer force of hell in audial form. British one-man sonic extermination entity Vessel of Iniquity returns with its harrowing sophomore LP. Within these five new jagged wounds of deconstructed and malformed sonic terror, mastermind A. White has taken his horrific strain of noise-infested black/death decimation to new and absolutely implausible heights of aural insanity. "Void of Infinite Horror" is an abominable, twisted, and horrific mosaic of modern and visionary extreme metal which has once again managed to violently coerce together the grandiose and bludgeoning sonic warfare of black/death bands like Teitanblood and Impetuous Ritual, and the massacring industrial noise scarifications of entities like Gnaw Their Tongues, Sutekh Hexen, and Abruptum. (Sentient Ruin Laboratories #77)

(restock) RIISTETYT - Korppien Paraati LP/CD
One of the pioneers of finnish Hardcore punk is back with a devastating new album. Straight from Tampere punk city since 1981, 11 tracks of dense hardcore as the air on the darkness of finnish forests contaminated by the return of original bassist Piise. The speed and unmistakable attitude under the noise edge of one of the most memorable punk vocals in history is back to Terrotten after 12 years. (Terrotten Records #49)

Descriptions for 1/5/19

Seminal hardcore band By The Grace Of God whose first two releases on Victory Records made waves in the mid-'90s has existed on the fringes of the music scene since 2000. In the summer of 2017, they met for four days to write and record "Above Fear." With insightful lyrics that focus on community, egalitarianism, and political activism, "Above Fear" is a powerful return after such a long silence. Now available again on vinyl. Vinyl version includes digital download and a silkscreened B-side. This is the purple ink silkscreened version. (State Of Mind Records #63)

Twin Rivals is a Toronto, Canada-based melodic hardcore band whose music is a throwback to an era of hardcore that is rare to find these days. Twin Rivals breathes new life into the style with the upcoming LP titled "On Tilt." Traveling much of the province over the last year has sharpened Twin Rival's style of melodic hardcore, and the band has have made quite a name for itself through energetic live shows, complete with hamstring-testing posi-jumps and sing-along/shout-along parts abound. LP includes digital download. (State Of Mind Records #64)

OUT LIVE DEATH - Has the Past Taught us Nothing? CD
Long Island, NY hardcore featuring x members of some awesome LI bands including Live Fast Die Fast. Socially and politically conscious NYHC!!! For fans of KILL YOUR IDOLS / BY THE GRACE OF GOD / ENSIGN. (State Of Mind Records #61 CD)

Pissed & Proud', originally released in 1982, is Peter & The Test Tube Babies' debut full-length album. They had previously released numerous singles and compilation tracks, but this live album -recorded in Hammersmith, Wood Green and their original stomping ground, Brighton- was their biggest release. Not many bands debut with a live album, but for Peter & The Test Tube Babies, who were at that point legends for their live shows, it made perfect sense. (Radiation Records #70)

CHAOS U.K. - Floggin' The Corpse LP
Formed in 1979 near Bristol, Chaos UK are a classic group of the early '80s British hardcore scene who released several records on the legendary 2nd wave of British punk label, Riot City Records. Flogging The Corpse is an amazing archival release collecting previously unreleased tracks and 10 great live cuts recorded in 1983, the same year as the band's debut release. Brutal and unrelentingly fast hardcore from one of the greatest groups of the UK scene. (Radiation Records #98)

ANTI - I Don't Want To Die In Your War LP
Part of the late '70s/early '80s HC/punk explosion out of the Los Angeles area, where bands like Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Minutemen, and Bad Religion originated from, ANTI formed in 1979 by a then teenage Danny Phillips, better known as Danny Dean, who was the bassist / guitarist and first original vocalist, primary songwriter, and sole continuous member throughout multiple lineup changes during the past 40 years. Their 1982 debut album, I Don't Want To Die In Your War, was recorded and mixed by legendary producer and sound engineer for Black Flag and Descendents, SPOT. It is a major example of California Hardcore from the early 80's. Despite having been completely underrated, ANTI's 1982 debut paved the way for a lot of California punk to come. Available again for the first time after almost four decades on its original format, with its original artwork and complete with insert thanks to Radiation Records. (Radiation Records #65)

ANTI - Defy The System LP
Recorded in Hollywood in a mere three days at the end of 1982 - oddly enough aided by the presence of Joe Strummer who was in the studio the first day of recording - Defy the System is California punk group ANTI's second album, considered by most to be at least as astonishing as their debut. Partly played by John Carthy from Alley Cats on Drums, and originally released on the New Underground label, this was the second and last chapter in ANTI's history, right before singer Danny Dean went on to form his later band EASTER with Social Distortion's Mike Ness on guitar. This is pure early '80s California punk rock in the vein of BAD RELIGION or T.S.O.L. An absolute masterpiece now represented on vinyl, with original artwork and insert, for the first time in 35 years. (Radiation Records #66)

ANTI - God Can't Bounce LP
ANTI's 1984 God Can't Bounce collects all their tracks from the New Underground's label Life Is... compilation (a California Punk manifesto of sorts which also included, among others, the Descendents, Minutemen, and the Germs), and outtakes from both previous albums, consisting of recordings made in the 1982 and 1983 period. Ten slabs of pure California Punk Rock for fans of Black Flag, Bad Religion, Sin 34 and the like. First vinyl reissue in nearly 35 years on Radiation Records. (Radiation Records #67)

PLASMATICS - New Hope For The Wretched LP
Plasmatics were founded in 1977 when Wendy O. Williams responded to manager, artist, provocateur, and punk rock scenester Rod Swenson's casting call in the pages of Show Business Weekly for his theater show, Captain Kink's Sex Fantasy Theater. By 1978 they had recruited a full band and were performing regularly at CBGB's, where they quickly rose from playing once a week to performing two sold out shows a night during regular four night a week runs. Their provocative and wild live show - which often involved nudity and chain-sawed guitars - bridged the gap between punk rock and performance art. They quickly became notorious up and down the east coast and were signed to the legendary Stiff Records, who released their debut album in 1980. A perfect blend of punk, new wave, and metal sensibilities, with Wendy's tough, guttural drawl taking center stage, New Hope for the Wretched is a classic piece of first wave New York City punk rock lovingly back in print on LP from Radiation Reissues. (Radiation Records #93)

RESISTANCE 77 - Thoroughbred Men LP
Making its deserved, yet first ever return to vinyl, it's the 1984 full-length by the acclaimed Oi! unit from Nottingham. 'Thoroughbred Men' is a smoking, somewhat obscure piece of UK street punk history! (Radiation Records #97)

PETER & THE TEST TUBE BABIES - Loud Blaring Punk Rock LP
Making its deserved, yet first ever return to vinyl, it's the 1984 full-length by the acclaimed Oi! unit from Nottingham. 'Thoroughbred Men' is a smoking, somewhat obscure piece of UK street punk history! (Radiation Records #95)

RIOT SQUAD - Fuck The Tories Complete Singles Collection 1982 to 1984 LP
This collection of tunes by the Mansfield-based punk/skinhead four-piece Riot Squad (not to be confused with the '60s band bearing the same name) consists of the EP's 'Fuck The Tories' (1982), 'Riots In The City' (1982), 'Don't Be Denied' (1983), 'I'm OK - Fuck You' (1983) and 'There's No Solution' (1984). Enjoy! (Radiation Records #61)

CHANNEL 3 - s/t LP (with bonus songs)
Originally released on venerable Posh Boy Records in 1981, and reissued on the legendary UK label No Future to support their ever-growing European fan base, the 'CH3' EP started the long and twisted career of one of the longest running bands among the prime movers of California Punk Rock. Hailing from the thriving community of Cerritos, whose frantic rhythms provided a natural soundtrack for boredom and outrageous alcohol abuse, Channel 3 was formed by friends-since-third-grade Mike Magrann and Kim Gardener in 1980. Even though after their 'CH3' 12" and the seminal 'Fear Of Life' LP, the band kept moving towards a more technical approach, experimenting with other forms of music, their early production remains an archetype of young, angry, desperate suburban California punk rock. This enhanced reissue on Radiation also features their 'I'll Take My Chances' 7", tracks from compilations, as well as the group's 'lost' anthem 'Indian Summer'. File next to Adolescents, Black Flag, TSOL and Social Distortion! (Radiation Records #21)

ASOCIAL - Religion Sucks LP
Credited by heavy metal expert Daniel Ekeroth as the true inventors of the blast-beat and the originators of grindcore (he defines Asocial as key to any survey of extreme music in his book 'Swedish Death Metal'), Asocial are a total cult among old European hardcore punk collectors. This long-awaited slab of vinyl collects their tape discography from 1982 and 1983 in remastered quality, their legendary 'Religion Sucks' 7", along with rare compilation tracks. Recommended for fans of Discharge, Varukers, Anti Cimex, Shitlickers, Mob 47. (Radiation Records #58)

EVEN WORSE - We Suck! The Lost Album LP
180 gram vinyl. This is the (previously unreleased on vinyl) lost album by pre-NYHC outfit Even Worse. The line-up featured Big Takeover magazine editor Jack Rabid (and previously Beastie Boys' founder John Berry and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore in a later incarnation). These very early '80s recordings were co-produced by Bad Brains and there are additional live tracks from 1981. (Radiation Records #8008)

4 SKINS - One Law For Them 7"
Widely regarded as the quintessential Oi! band, the 4 Skins penned some memorable tunes right from their very inception. The group's debut single, originally released on their own Clockwork Fun Label in 1981, features a couple of instant hits which will be hardly forgotten. This reissue comes on white vinyl with red and black splatter, in a limited hand-numbered edition of 500 copies. (Radiation Records #71004)

EXTREME NOISE TERROR - From One Extreme To Another (Live London 1989) LP
Live At Fulham Greyhound 1989' - This legendary performance at the Fulham Greyhound showcases one of most influential names in the metal and punk scene at its rawest and most ferocious. 'Bullshit Propaganda', 'Show Us You Care' and 'Another Nail In The Coffin', are just a few of the hits captured that night. Now these recently exhumed recordings are issued on vinyl for the first time as a fully-legit, remastered and beautifully packaged set. (Radiation Records #57)

CROWD - A World Apart LP
Reissued on 180 gram vinyl in an edition of 500 copies. This is the 1981 album by California hardcore punk legends The Crowd, originally out on Posh Boy. (Radiation Records #8007)

CRUSHED BUTLER - Uncrushed LP (Record Store Day 2017 edition)
Although Deviants fans may disagree, this may very well have been the first British punk rock album ever. 'Uncrushed' was as crucial to the genre in the UK as 'Funhouse' or 'Kick Out The Jams' in the States, but it also set the tone for most of the boot-stomping terrace glam that followed (Slade, Mott and The Faces for starters). Recorded in 1970, the album was released 21 years later in a tiny run, and now it's reissued as a luxurious edition of 500 copies on 180-gram vinyl. A printed inner sleeve and extended liner notes are included. (Radiation Records #8005)

MISFITS - We Bite: Irving Plaza NYC 1981 FM Broadcast LP
We Bite was recorded at Irving Plaza in New York on March 27, 1982 at the "Walk Among Us" release party. Featuring mostly songs from that album, their classic ripping debut, this set from Glenn Danzig and Misfits shows the band in top form. They were about to hit the road for a month across the country to promote the record, but playing live in front of their de facto hometown crowd in NYC, this show is the peak of that tour, and that tour is probably the most important one in Misfits history. High quality live radio broadcast with beautifully clear sound. Essential. (Radiation Records/Suicidal Records #282)

CIRCLE JERKS - Live Long Beach 1986: FM Broadcast LPx2
Live at Fender's Ballroom, in Long Beach, USA in 1986. Quintessential Southern California snotty hardcore, recorded live in 1986. For this exciting show the setlist featured tracks from the band's first four LP's. (Radiation Records/Bad Jocker #2038)

CRAMPS - Hot Pearl Broadcast Live In Zurich 1986 LP
In 1986 The Cramps released one of their most well known and best selling albums, A Date With Elvis, which did especially well in Europe. On 21st of April of that year, the group led by Lux and Ivy, rolled into Zurich to perform in front of yet another full crowd of adoring fans. As they did the entire tour, the group opened with a rollicking version of "Heartbreak Hotel", followed by several other classic covers, and of course, what Cramps show from '86 would be complete without "Can Your Pussy Do The Dog." A classic live broadcast from Lux and Ivy and the gang, absolutely essential. (Radiation Records/Mind Control #1)

WARSAW - Ideal For Living: The Demos LP
Before there was Joy Division, there was Warsaw. The group was founded after a 1976 Sex Pistols gig, and the late great Ian Curtis joined the group soon after. By their first official gig, in 1977, they were already the talk of NME and a rush to sign and record led the group to RCA. Recording in Manchester's Arrow Studios in May 1978 brought a full album's worth of songs but the band ultimately didn't like the direction of the production and asked to be released from their contract. Here is that mythical unreleased album along with the earliest demos from the group, recorded in 1977. Essential stuff for any fan of UK post-punk. (Radiation Records/Lively Youth #527)

IGGY POP AND DAVID BOWIE - At The Mantra Studios 1977 LP
This release, taken from a live radio broadcast of an in-house set recorded at Mantra Studios in Chicago, captures Iggy and Bowie alongside their touring band; during what was essentially a radio session, but one which captures superbly the essence of the tour they were undertaking at the time. Recorded just 10 days after the release of The Idiot on 28th March 1977, this recording reveals a truly legendary occasion for fans, unlikely as they are to have previously heard this rare set. (Radiation Records/Lively Youth #526)

RANCID - Radio Radio Radio: Broadcast Collection LP
On vinyl, this is a compilation of the band's hits and fan faves as performed live for '90s radio broadcasts. Included are renditions of classic songs such as 'Time Bomb', 'Roots Radical' and 'Nihilism'. (Radiation Records/Lively Youth #525)

PSI COM - s/t LP
This is a release of mid-'80s radio recordings of the US glam/goth rock band fronted by a pre-Jane's Addiction Perry Farrell. The session was engineered by Blue Cheer's Ethan James. (Radiation Records/Survival Research #1)

POTENTIAL THREAT - Demand An Alternative LP
The first ever vinyl-reissue of this rare anarcho punk LP from 1985. Potential Threat emerged in the early '80s Blackburn scene. They played gigs with legendary bands s.a. Crass, Discharge and Conflict. This LP, originally on Mortarhate, followed a couple of 7-inches and was Potential Threat's sole full-length. (Radiation Records/Beat Generation #54)

GG ALLIN - Eat My Fuc LP
The second studio album from punk rock legend and noted sociopath GG Allin, E.M.F. aka Eat My Fuq, is one of the rawest and most brutal slabs of wax in punk history. The dude who went too far in a genre known for going too far, this is perhaps his greatest moment and an essential piece of punk rock history. (Radiation Records/Toilet Rock Records #1)

SCENICS - In The Summer (Studio Recordings 1977 to 1978) LP
A collection of 12 songs recorded on four-track reel to reel in 1977 and 1978. Fronted by two excellent singer-songwriters, The Scenics emerged with the early Toronto punk/new wave scene. This anthology includes classic fan-favorites s.a. 'Do The Wait', 'O Boy', 'Wild Trout', 'I Killed Marx' and the title track. (Radiation Records/Rave Up Records #77)

THE BRATS - Bratology: The Brats Collection LP
Before there was Kiss, before there were The Ramones and Blondie, there was The Brats. The Brats and The New York Dolls were at the forefront of the NYC music scene of the '70s. Brats main man Rick Rivets actually quit The Dolls to form The Brats. The Brats would become the biggest draw in NYC, 1972. This compilation includes tracks from the band's two self-released 7-inches, plus much more. (Radiation Records/Rave Up Records #6)

CONFLICT - Increase The Pressure LP
Reissue of their second (1982) album. Including their catchy anthem 'Increase the pressure' and the violent sounding classic 'From protest to resistance'. The first side was recorded at the Greenhouse studios, the second live at the Brixton Ace in London. British anarchist HC punk at its best. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve. (Radiation/Let Them Eat Vinyl Records #323)

DISCHARGE - Live At The City Gardens New Jersey 1984 LP
An official reissue of this legendary live release from the band's golden days, originally released on Clay Records in 1989. A slab of pure rawness that captures these UK punk icons in an intense, ultra-powerful performance during their legendary second US tour in autumn 1983. These recordings were taped on the sound desk on the night of the concert and although they may lack the technology of full studio recordings, they nevertheless capture the live excitement of a Discharge gig. (Radiation/Let Them Eat Vinyl Records #458)

Reissue on vinyl of this tape from 1987 by this hardcore punk band from Barcelona, who are still active until this day. (Radiation Records/El Forat Records #10)

RIKI - Hot City LP
Riki is the synth-pop project of LA based synthesist, R. Ladyzhynsky. Her first EP, Hot City, featuring vocals by Terremoto & Crimson Scarlet's Chelsey Crowley, explores romance and sexuality with driving dance rhythms and honest imagery. Includes tracks Hot City, Charming World, & Böse Lügen. (Radiation Records/Symphony of Destruction #47)

European version of the split of two of the best Raw Punk bands at the moment. Infernoh with noisy Dis-Noise Hardcore in the vein of Electric Funeral, Paranoid, Framtid. Nomad with straight D-Beat Raw Noise Punk! Silk screened printed coversleeves. (Radiation Records/Rawmantic Disasters #39)

Guerrilla Urbana record debut recorded in the Manzana de Tenerife studios in 1989 with Carlos Mas as responsible technician. Incendiary songs against the Catholic Church, the police, the transition, the army and military service, with special emphasis on the situation of young people in the day to day reality of the Canary Islands. ""Canarias is a brand on a military map. A site for the enjoyment of international tourism ""begins"" Canarias is a scam "", one of the most explicit titles in what would be a constant in the ideology of the group: the denunciation of what they consider a colony status in a peninsular empire of the that only the most rancid symbols arrive. (Radiation/Radikal 1977 Records #26)

Compilation of the (so far?) only surviving tracks of the Belgian 80's cult punk band Anarchists On Dope / De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig. Tracks A1 to A3 are taken from the 1984 7" called "Wij"" (Recorded as De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig). Tracks B1 to B3 are taken from the 1983 "Allez Crachez" tape, released on Punk Etc. (Recorded as Anarchists On Dope). (Radiation Records/Belgian Waffles #4)

One-sided 12", limited to 500 copies in screenprinted cover. Catchy punk in the vein of Masshysteri. (Radiation Records/Doomtown Records #28)

GEARS - Rockin At Ground Zero LP
Reissue of the debut LP by legendary Los Angeles punk rockers The Gears. Originally released in 1980. (Radiation Records/Munster Records #385)

DICTATORS - Live Rochester New York 1977: FM Broadcast LP
A remastered LP of FM radio broadcast live recordings from 1977, including background liners and rare archival photos. The US punk pioneers captured live in Rochester, NY! (Radiation Records/Interference Records #1)

SLAUGHTER & THE DOGS - Crankin' Up Really High LP/CD
Mostly dating back to 1976, this LP/CD contains some of the earliest UK punk recordings, coupled with outtakes, demos, live tracks and Slaughter & The Dogs' rare 1977 debut single. Interviews and background liners are also included. (Radiation Records/Interference Records #31)

CHELSEA - Live At The Bier Keller 1977 LP/CD
An LP/CD of remastered 1983 live recordings from an energetic gig in Blackpool. This fine punkrock release comes with expansive liners, interviews and rare archival photos. (Radiation Records/Interference Records #32)

999 - Live And Loud CD
Here's a CD-release of energetic live recordings from the heyday of 999, the popular early UK punkpop outfit. (Radiation Records/Interference Records #30 CD)

URBAN WASTE - s/t 7"
Repress! This mini-album was the only recorded output by this legendary early '80s hardcore band from NYC. For fans of BAD BRAINS, GANG GREEN, THE FREEZE and most other classic early '80s hardcore bands. (Radiation Records/Way Back When #30)

TENSE REACTION - Catatonic State LP
Dutch fast and loud outfit with guys from Dandare and Mihoen. (Radiation Records/Way Back When #40)

SYSTEMATIC DEATH - The Moon Watches... LP
New material from Systematic Death, one of the most intense and influential band from Japan. Just as raging as anything they did back in the day. (Radiation Records/Way Back When #35)

FIRESIDE - Uomini D'onore LP
Reissue of third album by Swedish rock band, originally released in 1997. (Radiation Records/B Core Records #316)

L'INFANTERIE SAUVAGE - Studio Et Demos Volume 1 1983 to 1984 LP
Finally the best demo tracks from this reference French oi! band. Rare and previously unreleased songs, from the period just before and after their mythic 7" EP. (Radiation Records/UVPR Archives #001)

ANGRY SAMOANS - Too Animalistic: 1978 Demos LP
From the ashes of VOM rose the Angry Samoans! In 1978 they recorded their first demos in a cheap two track studio. Some of these tracks have appeared as bonus tracks on long deleted album re-issues, others were released on a long deleted 7´´, one sees the light of day for the first time ever! In true Samoans style the album is sharp and short and finally the complete demos are now released on one piece of vinyl that plays at 45 rpm. Red vinyl. (Radiation Records/Bad Trip Records #200)

Probably best known for their track off the "A Country Fit For Heroes Volume 2" compilation put out by No Future. This compilation is a mix of Demo's and Live Recordings. (Radiaiton Records/Vomito Punk Records #131)

FARMACIA DE GUARDIA - Cazadora De Cuero 7"
The Madrid label Subterfuge Records is going to reissue some of the singles of this mythical punk band from Murcia, "Leather Hunter/Bronca Callejera", originally published by Dos Rombos in 1983. (Radiation Records/Subterfuge #11)

RAS - Rien A Signaler 7"
Oi band from Bois-Colombes/Asnieres, France (1982/1984) . Re-issue of their '83 debut 7". (Radiation Records/Dirty Punk Records #42)

Scuffy Dogs were a punk band with ska and hardcore touches from Nova Gorica, Slovenia, formed in 1994. They were well-known for their live shows, political stance and were highly influential on the development of the Slovenian hc scene. Various Scuffy Dogs members later played in Pizda Materna, Elvis Jackson, Man in the Shadow and Krik Disneylanda. (Radiation Records/Band Wagon Records #1)

Various sessions recorded from 1980 to 1982 by these insane West German all-fräulein post punkers! Remastered in 2017 at Studio Parélies (Paris, France). (Radiation/Danger Records #19)

GERMS - Forming 7"
2015 Record Store Release. The Germs' debut 45 is often cited as the first true Los Angeles punk record. 'Forming,' the first song written by Darby Crash and crudely recorded in guitarist Pat Smear's parents' garage, captures the band's cultish allure and crushing lack of musicianship. The B-side track, 'Sex Boy,' was recorded live on the set of Cheech & Chong's 'Up In Smoke'. As Claude Bessy gushes in Slash magazine in 1977, The Germs are "beyond music, mind-boggling and inexplicably brilliant in bringing monotony to new heights." This reissue comes with the original sleeve design and lyric sheet. Limited edition of 2,000 copies on green vinyl. (Radiation Records/Superior Viaduct Records #79)

PEAWEES & MARK ARM - Not Enough 7"
The very first Peawees line up (Herve, Riccardo and Livio) reunited just to record this special single, teaming up with Mark Arm of Seattle legends Mudhoney for a very good reason. "Not Enough" 7'' is a charity project, the entire income will be donated to the Genoa Gaslini Children's hospital. Limited edition of 300. No re-press is planned. Hurry, these will go away fast. (Radiation Records/Wild Honey Records #37)

FLEX!: Discography Of Japanese Punk Hardcore Mod No Wave 1975-1986 book
This new FLEX book traces the first decade of that scene, from 1975 to 1986 (I added an extra year to include some more classic hardcore releases). Just like the US version of FLEX, it's a near-complete discography of punk and hardcore, adding mod and the punk-er side of powerpop (much less than in the US books), no wave, post punk and new wave. Some basic stats: 1,300 reviews and 1,700 sleeve scans on 580 pages, US Trade/Digest format (a more manageable size than the huge US books), Band and pressing info, alternate versions, reissues, bootlegs, insert info and more... Detailed sections for Star Club, The Stalin, GISM, Gauze, Confuse, Gai/Swankys, Execute, Kuro, The Willard and whatever other Japanese band you may be looking for. Several age-old collector mysteries solved (Human Gas/Stali Nism! Star Club 1977 EP!) (Radiation Records/Flex Book 1)

V/A - Bored Teenagers Vol. 10: 16 Great British Punk Originals from 1977 to 1982 compilation LP
After much searching and detective work we bring you a splattering of more undiscovered gems plus a few old hard to find favourites. First up we bring you THE FEATURES who were another old Roxy Club Punk band from Orpington in Kent. Both tracks have been taken direct of the master acetate that the band had cut in 1978 and pressed up 500 copies on their own Progress label. The next band THE INNOCENT BYSTANDERS is a real coup for us as its features TWO unreleased tracks from this obscure London based band. This is the same band that released ""Where Is Johnny"" on a split single with the ""Debutantes"" on the 'ROK' label in 1979. I can't stress to you how good these tracks are.... Full OF ATTITUDE with sneering vocals and the story behind this band is awesome! Tracks 5 & 6 are brought to you by VAIN AIMS who are a VERY obscure Welsh band who only ever did one gig and split but in their very short existence they managed to record and released a single to die for and is SO hard to track down as only 500 were pressed. What stands out for me on these two tracks are the vocals and the catchiness of the songs.... (Radiation Records/Bin Liner Records #17)

V/A - Hardcore Liubliana LP compilation
A classic of the European hardcore scene, published in Yugoslavia in 1986, pressed by the state record company Jugoton 25-song overview of the punk / hardcore scene in Slovenian Ljubljana with 5 bands. "Hard-Core"" is just a collective term here Grob-based, the bands represented can not be reduced to this, starting with UBR, gloomy-threatening hardcore punk with Amebix feeling, 5 songs.The band was well known internationally, in 1984 had the "Corpus delicti" 7 " in neighboring Italy will be released on Attack Punk Records, followed by Odpadki Civilizacije with fast-paced Disorder / Anti-Cimex razor." (Radiation Records/FU #2)

V/A - Killed By Death #15 New Zealand Rare Punk 1977 To 1982 LP
Another installment in this legendary series, this time centered in the obscure and extremely interesting early New Zealand Punk Rock scene. 13 tracks of pure K.B.D. mayhem by the likes of kiwi luminaries such as Suburban Reptiles, Scavengers, Toy Love, Spelling Mistakes and many more. No hippie shit, no disco, just pure Punk Rock bliss.enjoy, mate. Side A 01 Suburban reptiles - Megaton 02 Scavengers - Born to bullshit 03 Proud Scum - Suicide 2 04 The Terrorways - Short haired rock [n'roll 05 Superettes - Stage 06 Features - Police Wheels Side B 07 Marching Girls - True Love 08 Toy Love - I don't mind 09 The Spelling Mistakes Hate me, Hate me 10 The Androidss - Auckland Tonight 11 Riot 111 - 1981 12 Dum Dum Boys - Scape from hell 13 Desperate Measures - 1984. (Radiation Records/Red Rum Records #210)

V/A - Spaniard Punk Ole LPx2 compilation
Featuring Familia Real, Vulpess, Attak, IV Reich, etc... Few copies of this spanish punk lost gem. Unreleased stuff of classic 80's spanish bands like Vulpess (3 tracks, 2 of them not on their 7"), IV Reich or Familia Real along with other rare stuff of obscure bands like Slip & Sperma (pre MG15), Alma y Los Cadaveres (pre Cocadictos), Radio Oceano, Los Niñatos... Do yourself a favour and buy this masterpiece. Seriuosly, one of the greatest compilations ever. (Radiation Records/Alma Y Los Cadaveres #1)

V/A - Lasst Die Alten Sterben LP compilation
Incredible compilation LP of early Swiss punk! Lasst Die Alten Sterben actually serves as the soundtrack to a recently released movie that chronicles the history of Swiss punk through the late 70s and early 80s, and this thing is chock full of hits. Perhaps you've heard Nasal Boys or The Bastards before, but there's plenty of killer lesser-known cuts on here, most of which has not seen reissue treatment. Incredible packaging featuring a heavy duty gatefold sleeve, 11""x11"" booklet with liner notes and photos, and a poster for the movie. Limited import! (Radiation Records/Swiss Punk #1310201)

O LEVEL - Malcom 7"
Origin West London, England. Genres Punk rock, post-punk, indie pop. Years active 1976-1980. Labels Artpop! Records, King's Road Records, Psycho Records. Associated acts Teenage Filmstars, The Times (band), Television Personalities, Ed Ball (solo). (Radiation Records/Breakout Records #11)

RAZORS - Subway And Wasted Life 7"
Punk band from Hamburg, West-Germany. Founded in 1977. After a longer break and some line-up changes they reunited again and are still active today. (Radiation Records/Hohnie Records #156)

FAST CARS - The Kids Just Wanna Dance 7"
Two great punk/powerpop songs with enough rawness to please the punk purist. I had some mail correspondence with Stuart Murray a couple of years ago regarding my copy:"Hi Peter, I don't know if Dizzy told you about the signed single, but that was one of the very first singles sold in 1979!!!!! (Dizzy might not have known). (Radiation Records/Breakout Records #10)

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BLASPHEMY - Fallen Angel of Doom... tape cassette
(white or black cover) "Fallen Angel of Doom...." is a monument of the black metal genre and still holds the magic that inspired an entire subgenre of black metal globally from Beherit in Finland, Abhorer in Singapore, Braindead in Malaysia, Impurity in Brazil, Dead Christ in the UK, Naked Whipper in Germany, to countless others. NWN and Ross Bay Cult are very proud to unearth this classic album once again on tape cassette. (Nuclear War Now Records #69 TP)

WITCHES HAMMER - Canadian Speed Metal LP
Formed in 1982 by a thirteen-year-old Marco Banco aka Traditional Sodomizer of Blasphemy (guitars) and Alan Goddard (bass) under the original moniker of Oblivion, Witches Hammer was in fact the first extreme metal band to emerge from the Vancouver area. In 1985, Witches Hammer recorded its first, self-titled demo at the famed Fiasco Bros. Studio (more widely known as the site of Blasphemy's most legendary recordings, Witches Hammer was the first extreme metal band to utilize the studio). The following year, the band returned to the very same studio to record a second demo simply titled "Demo 87" in reference to the year of its release. "Demo 87" included five new tracks in addition to a re-recording of "Gorgon," which also originally appeared on the first demo. This second recording also featured more complex songwriting, clearer production, and improved instrumentation in comparison to the first. Canadian Speed Metal is a compilation of both of these legendary demos from the 80's. (Nuclear War Now Records #12)

WITCHES HAMMER - Stretching Into Infinity LP
Following the second demo, a local label by the name of Subversive Productions offered to release a Witches Hammer EP. In 1987 (that same year), Subversive released the record, packaged in a plain white jacket with the photocopied layout glued to front and back, featuring the artwork of Dax Howell. During this time, Witches Hammer gained some exposure and was noticed by, among others, Black Winds from the notorious Blasphemy cult, who later cited the band as a primary inspiration. In 1988, Witches Hammer returned to the studio to record what it had planned to be its debut full-length album. A total of twelve tracks were recorded, including nine tracks that had been previously recorded for prior releases and three brand-new songs. As with the preceding 12" EP, the band once again summoned Dax Howell to provide the cover art, which was also used for a t-shirt design. As fate would have it, however, the album was never released as originally intended, and these would prove to be the last songs recorded before the band members went their separate ways over the next couple of years. Fortunately, Nuclear War Now! unearthed the tracks from the unreleased album and released them along with those from the 12" EP in a collection entitled "Stretching into Infinity" in 2005. Thirteen years later, NWN! is proud to offer a repress of this compilation, once again on 12" vinyl format. (Nuclear War Now Records #36)

BUTCHER - Return To Nothingness LP
Second full length from this international punk powerhouse featuring Jack Control (World Burns to Death, Severed Head of State) Souichi Hisatake (Forward, Gudon) and others. This second record takes the sound they crafted on the first LP and ramps up the power, tempo, and raw punk aggression. Artwork by Tomohiro Matsuda. (Desolate Records #10)

NO BLUES - A Collection of Love Songs LP
A Collection of Love Songs is the LP culmination piece from Canadian power-pop project turned active group - NO BLUES. The distant tutelage of acts like THE NERVES and THE EXPLODING HEARTS merge with a self-aware 2000's sound of TENEMENT and MARKED MEN. With an intentionally scrappy style and over-the-top licks. NO BLUES find a listening home in the corners of DIY punk. 5 exclusive new tracks follow all content from the original demo, s/t 7", and sophomore 45" single. 100 copies available through Schizophrenic Records (all numbered). (Schizophrenic Records #99.5)

COMBATANT - Witness to Destruction LP
After the release of their debut 7" (Sick Plot) Combatant was back at it and ready to go. Influences like Mau Maus and Poison Idea, combined with the rawness of Disorder and the in your face assault of Agnostic Front came together and "Witness to Destruction" was born. 9 tracks showcasing an early 80's hardcore assault, fast and abrasive, with social commentary and insight to the world today. An uncompromising barrage of short, fast and loud. Hardcore Punk as it began, with no rules. A no holds barred attack on the ears and on your mind. (Not Like You Records #29)

FEROCIOUS X - Svart Att Overleva LP
26 tracks compiling all their work from 2000 to 2014. "5 latars" kassett demo from 2002, Vaga Tanka Sjalv 7" from 2003, Befria Fran Vanda 7" from 2006, Konton Damaging Ear Massacre compilation tracks from 2005, Svart Radsla 7" from 2011, and 2 unreleased tracks!!! Comes with OBI! Osaka mangel! (Distort Reality Records #35)

GG ALLIN & ANTiSEEN - Murder Junkies LP
The legendary 1991 album returns.... Much has been said over the years about this infamous collaboration, however we feel that GG Allin himself summed it up best: "Most of the material was written while I was in prison and is meant to be taken extremely seriously. I urge everybody to pick it up and listen to it word for word and feel the power it will create. The time is now to smash all existing barriers of our constipated society..." - GG Allin, MaximumRocknRoll, 1991. (TKO Records #180003)

ESCUELA/REEKING CROSS - split cassette tape
Escuela has been grinding crowds up and down the coasts for months now, touring tirelessly and melting minds. They play a special lo-fi down-tuned grind violence. Reeking Cross is a newer Baltimore band now fronted by Kevin from Developing Nations and Triac. They produce some nasty grindcore that will probably coat your cassette player in a nasty sludge that you can't clean off. (To Live A Lie Records #152)

10 brand new unreleased AG songs for this split 7" with the mighty PSYCHO SIN. AG goes for short "blast and go" grindcore punk tracks with early 80's scream and shout punk touch...catchy as fuck. Psycho Sin was formed in 1981. We used to be a hardcore punk band. We decided to take it up a notch. So we created Noisecore! We coined that phrase. Cause everything was called fastcore! If it wasn't for us bands like Napalm Death, D.R.I, Siege, Larm, 7 Minutes of Nausea, Rapt, Sore Throat etc...They were our fans...They Would not exist! Those are the facts! History 101! Our first 3 song demo tape ended up in Europe. Because I was stationed in Germany that's how 400 tapes got around! Tunnel Canary from Canada were our biggest Influence. Crime From San Francisco was another band. Blue Cheer, The Who, The Clash and Hendrix! We also play a style called scrap metal...Sort of like Missing Foundation from NYC! We are anti-cop, Religion, FBI, CIA, Real Anarchist! We are still going. Almost 40 years! (Jerk Off Records #88)

V2 - Speed Freak 7"
V2 formed in March 1977 evolving from the early Manchester punk scene based around the legendary Electric Circus venue. Of the four Manchester punk bands around at the time - The Fall, Buzzcocks, V2 and Warsaw - V2 were the ones who fell to earth: 'as subtle as flying buzz-bombs' and destined for the same early grave. Their first single, self-titled, was released at the end of 1977 on Bent Records and was instantly recognised as a punk rock classic by fans, selling 7800 copies over three pressings. Now selling for no less than £70 on Discogs and with the band having recently reformed, now seemed liked the perfect time to reissue the single. This repress closely reproduces the original artwork and label and is even pressed on red vinyl, just like the original. (Overground Records #166)

THE CRAVATS - Burning Bridges 7"
With the resurgence of the much loved Cravats thanks to last year's critically acclaimed new LP Dustbin of Sound they are re-releasing a limited edition of 500 copies of their classic Small Wonder singles on vinyl, as many missed them first time around and apart from paying silly money on eBay or Discogs it is a way of filling that 'C' section in your record collections with finery. Now, here comes The End featuring Burning Bridges, The End and, the classic, I Hate The Universe. Produced by Bob Sargeant in December 1978 (a week after he produced The Fall's Live At The Witch Trials in the same studio) it has been digitally remastered and, like Gordon, is encased in the same glorious sleeve artwork. Attempting to make these re-releases look as close to the originals as possible has been a labour of love. Back then artwork was all, bits of cardboard, Letraset, scissors and a tube of glue, but thanks to modern, space-age technology you'll get a near identical sleeve and spot on label (in this instance Pete Stennett has kindly allowed us to reproduce his legendary Small Wonder Record label). Also each copy comes with a handy insert featuring 'Cravfacts' which are guaranteed to increase your record purchasing enjoyment. Remember, only 500 of these exist and then they've gone forever. Place your order now or pick one up from any Cravats gig. More will follow (the awesome Precinct in a few months) so collect the set and drink plenty of water. (Overground Records #164)

ZETA - Magia Infinita LP
Housed in a massive gatefold cover - epic and transformative emo-chaos ala Funeral Diner, Yaphet Kotto, Envy, La Quiete etc. but with a huge dose of post-rock atmosphere and an infusion of afro-caribbean beats and percussion work. Amazing band from Venezuela. This record ebbs and flows in the most perfect way from whirlwind intensity to beautiful atmospheric builds incorporating unique percussion for the genre with dueling toms and bongos pushed forward with massive effects and an ever-steady heartbeat of perfect basslines. I can't say enough about this band - please see them live if the chance presents itself. (IFB Records #117)

ORUA - Sem Bencao/Sem Crenca LPx2
Orua is Le Almeida's new band and is a sprawling DLP of some of his finest work. Le Almeida is from Brasil and is a master of the raw grungy lo-fi indie from the 90's that is just perfect. Fans of Built to Spill, Guided by Voices, etc. will immediately love Le's work, and with Orua he takes it to a dreamier, more psyched-out space, with long passages and more experimentation on this record. I can't get enough of this sound. This DLP is housed in an oversized jacket and comes with insert. 300 copies. (IFB Records #116)

POHGOH - Secret Club LP
Tampa, FL indie/emo outfit Pohgoh return with their first album in 21 years. Produced by J. Robbins (Jawbox/Burning Airlines), Secret Club is the band's first album since 1997's In Memory Of Bab, consisting of songs dealing with life as a band after 20 years apart and Susie's 15+ year battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Diagnosed in 2001, Susie's lyrics touch on the hardships and struggles of living with the disease including, but not limited to, a constant worry of being a burden to others ("Business Mode"), years of chemical and drug therapies ("Super Secret Club") and a simple nightly fight pleading with her own legs to remain still ("Who's The You"). The album does have its 'light in the darkness' moments, too, with songs about the direction of the reunited band ("Try Harder") and the sheer power of positive thinking ("Bunch"), of which she declares "I lose battles, but I win wars." All of this set to a backdrop of crunchy Superchunk-y guitars, even as they visit the more downtempo moments of reflection throughout the 11 tracks. (New Granada Records #63)

POHGOH - In Memory Of Bab LP (20th Anny Edition)
With a rich history within the 90's DIY/indie/emo scene, Tampa, FL's Pohgoh was in a small league of female-fronted bands of the era alongside peers like Rainer Maria, Dahlia Seed & Jejune. The band celebrates the 20th anniversary of their debut with this first-time-on-vinyl edition of In Memory Of Bab. With re-imagined artwork, this reissue contains "Friend X", originally appearing on the Emo Diaries Vol.1 comp as initially intended but could not include for legal reasons at the time. The digital download code includes 5 live songs recently discovered on cassette. 4 songs from WFMU 99.1 New Jersey (1996) and "Friend X" live from The Fireside Bowl, Chicago (1996)....these are fun time capsule recordings that we wanted to include (warts and all!). (New Granada Records #61)

INSURRECTION hail from Guernsey (Channel Islands) and will be remembered for their classic 1987 demo which led to their solitary album on Peaceville in 1988 at the height of UKHC. The band split shortly after in 1989, members moving on to form EARTHCORPSE. After a reunion show in 2009, the band are now permanently reformed and are back with their follow up album a mere thirty years later! 8 raging punk belters coreleased with UrinalVinyl, on grey/black splatter vinyl. (Boss Tuneage Records #131)

WHIPPING POST first featured on Flexipunk when their "taste The Whip" Demo was re-issued on flexidisc back in 2017. After a series of delays, Boss Tuneage was more than happy to team up with the band and help get their long delayed self released album out there! For those who are yet to discover the band, WHIPPING POST could be arguably described as if you imagine BLACK FLAG If they had come from West Yorkshire rather than California - Gritty rocking hardcore punk with members of PERSPEX FLESH, MOB RULES and THE FLEX and BETA BLOCKERS bringing together the sounds they excel at to great effect. "SPURN POINT" takes on the promise of the demo and builds upon it, adding a noisier post punk edge to the rocking proceedings, and making it all the more punchy for it! Limited Edition Black Vinyl. (Boss Tuneage Records #133)

LAWNMOWER DETH - Unleashed In The East... Midlands DVD/CD
(NTSC Region 0 DVD) "UNLEASHED IN THE EAST... MIDLANDS" is the long overdue return of the legends that are LAWNMOWER DETH! Bordering on national institution territory in the UK, the last couple of years has seen the band gain even more notoriety, starting off with penning the theme tune for Simon Mayo's "Dr Mosh" feature on Radio 2, to last years Christmas collaboration with pop song legend Kim Wilde (who of course, the band covered "Kids In America" - she also appeared on stage with the band at Download in 2017!) 2018 saw the band move out of the tents and onto the stages at the legendary festival , bringing their legendary live antics in front of 30,000 fans - and were filmed for the occasion by Sky Arts! "Sheepdip" subsequently featured on the Sky Arts "Download 2018" programme, but WMM are proud to exclusively present the whole LAWNMOWER DETH set in its entirety for your viewing and listening pleasure (featuring not only a DVD but also a CD of the whole live concert) WMM5118D (Boss Tuneage/Waxy Monkey Music LTD #5118D)

DISGORGE - Forensick LP
Finally the second record from these infamous Mexican gore soaked fiends! Originally released in 2000, this is death metal brutality at its sickest. The sound of a bulldozer running over mounds of bloated rancid corpses. For the first time on LP. Updated layout but true to the original release. Full color sleeves with metallic printing and full color double sided insert. 500 copies. (Parasitic Records #108)

Polish 1990s crusties. In 2018 they reform to appear on 3 diy festivals. Disography contains: split EPs w. SARCASM, SHARPEVILLE, REGENERACION and DOG ON A ROPE, "ABC" - cassette, covers for unreleased 7", rave / techno re-mix of “Rzad - korporacje - (wy)zysk" LP, 1998 demo for 2nd LP. A lot of unreleased material, gatefold cover, booklet with photos and graphics. Double CD contains the debut LP as well. (Nikt Nic Nie Wie #187)

INKWIZYCJA - Stare Fotografie LP (remastered)
The first d.i.y. record ever released in Poland was an LP by a band from Krakow - INKWIZYCJA. They were one of the biggest bands in late 80's / early 90's when the d.i.y. scene was forming in Poland. They played close to 400 gigs at that time alone. 2002's "Stare fotografie" ("Old photos") marked band's return to more or less regular activity. Some time ago they decided to remaster the original material, rebuild the artwork - and the result is the LP we released in February 2018. The CD and cassette with original version of the recording (and artwork) are still available. (Nikt Nic Nie Wie #109)

WLOCHATY - Wlochaty LPx2
In 1993 a band appeared on Jarocin Festival stage. And it immediately drew attention of everybody into punk in early 1990s in Poland. We released live 7" of this concert, the band became huge with hundreds of people on the concerts and many releases to this day. At the same time they had to literally fight their way through the streets of their hometown Szczecin with neo-nazis on the rise. A year later they recorded a studio album that was released on cassette only and sold about 20 000 copies. The band was accused of being "commercial", but still played diy shows, their ugly commercial label gave us for free the permission to put out different version of this recording on LP (with a saxophone and shortened to fit 40minutes format). Now, after over 20 years these recordings are available for the 1st time on CD and double vinyl LP - regular 140gr version and limited black heavy wax. Gatefold cover includes a giant poster with English translations of the songs (that somehow got up-to-date again in todays Poland) and an anti-fascist poster on the other side. (Nikt Nic Nie Wie #186)

UZ JSME DOMA - MEdley YOUdley: SEStrih BRAtrih LP
A mozaic of 20 tracks performed live in Prague by active and past UJD members for the band's 20th anniversary. The show took place in October 2005 in Prague Archa theatre and it was divided into 2 parts - the "medley" - live compilation of 20 most important band's songs played by various current and ex-members - is the 1st one. It appeared on DVD "20 letu / 20 flyears" together with the 2nd part performed by the band with... the choir (published as the CD of the same title). (Nikt Nic Nie Wie #185)

HARD STANCE - Foundation: The Discography LP (Color Vinyl)
Hard Stance was a crucial starting point for members that would end up inspiring a scene that still runs strong today. And don't be mistaken to assume that inspiration was their only contribution, members remained active outside of Hard Stance by playing in such scene stalwarts as Inside Out, No For An Answer, Chain Of Stength, Statue, Farside, and even heading out with Gorilla Biscuits for a tour. This collection contains all their recorded output. LP includes digital download. (The booklet includes a lot of great photos, including some photos I took but that have never been seen by the public. - Kent) (Indecision Records #110)

COUNT ME OUT - Permanent LP (Color Vinyl)
At the time of it's original release, Count Me Out's sophomore effort, "Permanent," came when the Richmond, VA, boys were filled with lofty ideals and the initiative to push themselves again musically as well as lyrically. Though akin to the traditional hardcore played by bands such as Chain Of Strength, they were in no way a "rehash" band and had consciously tried to mix in a strong degree of melody as well as a little new-school mosh into their songs. This record has stood the test of time and is just as visceral today as it was in 2002. New pressing now available on orange and black marble vinyl. (Indecision Records #48)

TORSO - Build And Break 7" (color vinyl)
Torso is armed with a powerful punk and hardcore sound with influences as geographically diverse as its members. Lyrically, Torso does not rely on any of the hardcore cliches or spew overly simplistic lyrics that carry no real meaning. Instead, the band tackles issues of veganism, politics, mental health, displacement, and feminism at a time when the world needs it the most. 7" includes digital download. This is the green vinyl version. (Revelation Records #178)

THIS MEANS WAR! - Heartstrings LP/CD
Following up an extremely strong debut 10" EP, this Belgian, punk five-piece is showing that they are a force to be reckoned with on a world stage. After countless festival appearances and support slots opening for great bands like Cock Sparrer, Flogging Molly, and Dropkick Murphys, This Means War has their sights set on sharing their music and message with the world. This debut full-length is full of the energy and excitement that is the reason for, and also the result of, all the wonderful things that they have accomplished in their short time as a band. Vinyl version includes digital download. This is the grey vinyl version. (Pirates Press Records #218)

Descriptions for 12/15/18

ZODD - Operationally Ready Dead LP
Every genre splinters and flowers out from it's original starting point and hardcore is no exception, mutating fractally out from its supercharged punk roots, twisting through trends, evolutions and regressions, crashing back in on itself until you end up with an international sprawl of scenes and subscenes, styles within styles, odd misshapen fusions and hellbent worship bands. If you were looking for a sound that could encapsulate the myriad forms that hardcore takes in 2018 one could do a lot worse than slam a record on by ZODD, who have emerged from the vibrant Singapore punk/hardcore scene in the wake of bands like Vaarallinen, Sial and Lubricant. Operationally Ready Dead have an approach based in a vicious pogo-thump but drawing in elements of hardcore's various strands, echoing screams ripping painfully through chomping riffs, weird enough for the freakpunx, hard enough for the mosh kids, chaotic and blown out, squealing and stumbling, but never losing it's dynamism, ten tracks of contemporary anxiety shaped into hardcore anger, apocalyptic angst, psychopaths with uniforms and without, society's born corrupt, getting darker still. ZODD provide a searing soundtrack to this and more. DYSTOPIAN FUTURE IS NOW. (La Vida Es Un Mus #172)

TIPEX - s/t LP
Distributed by La Vida Es Un Mus, this self released LP from Spain was on La Vida Es Un Mus's favorite LPs of 2018. Self released debut LP by Valencia's TIPEX. Out of nowhere came this full length who sees a fully formed band on a trip across all things that made punk great. Fresh, sharp, hi energy-low fidelity tunes which stick with you for days. There is something extremely convincing about the humble honestly this band dispatches the thirteen songs on their debut. You can hear rage, despair, boredom and sarcasm played with a fierce solidity and furious conviction. The true sound of decades of punk and hitting your head against a wall on repeat combined. And if the tunes and attitude weren't enough you have artwork by Teodoro Hernandez to round things up. (La Vida Es Un Mus/FX#22)

40 full size pages including full color cover, all photo issue includes pics from 80s til today including Fugazi, Swiz, Avail, Dag Nasty, Garden Variety, RevFest, JFA, The Faction, skateboarding and more. (Not Like You Photo 'Zine #2)

ACID WITCH - Evil Sound Screamers LP
"Evil Sounds Screamers" is Acid Witch's massively anticipated third album. Although their catalog is relatively sparse, ACID WITCH should need no introduction. It's been seven long years since the release of their classic second album, Stoned. That album, released to overwhelming international acclaim by HELLS HEADBANGERS, saw ACID WITCH take the bewitching formula of their Witchtanic Hallucinations debut to greater, more entrancing lengths, swirling about a heady (and headfucking) brew of gutted doom-death riffage and spooky synth embellishments. And most of all, Stoned was as catchy as it was crushing. The attitude and charisma of founders Slasher Dave and Shagrat simply could not be denied: Stoned was simply something special. (Hells Heabangers Records #227)

CULTES DES GHOULES - Sinister, Or Treading The Darker Paths LP/CD
By now, CULTES DES GHOULES should need no introduction. For the past decade and a half, this mysterious Polish entity has patiently crafted one of the most singular sounds in the black metal underground. Wholly reverential to the genre's ancient past whilst forging alien terrain all their own, simply, there's no other band around that sounds like CULTES DES GHOULES. (Hells Headbangers #240)

DEATHHAMMER - Chained To Hell CD
By now, DEATHHAMMER should need no introduction. For 13 years, this insatiable Norwegian duo have been at the forefront of the burgeoning blackthrash movement. Though blackthrash has seen intermittent surges in popularity over the last few decades, for sole members Sadomancer and Sargeant Salsten, this is a way of life - not a trend. DEATHHAMMER proved as much as with their cult debut album, Phantom Knights, in 2010 and then proved it yet further and more fully - and more furiously and filthily - with 2013's Onward to the Pits and 2015's Evil Power, both of which were released by HELLS HEADBANGERS to widespread international acclaim. And yet, through it all, the duo kept their wits about them, simply being DEATHHAMMER and taking their irresistible (and irresistibly evil) charm to stages worldwide, including a command performance at HELLS HEADBANGERS' Hells Headbash 2 in 2015. (Hells Headbangers #204 CD)

BONEHUNTER - Children of the Atom CD
If BONEHUNTER's debut album, Evil Triumphs Again, became the first and last word on how to do Bathory worship - and becoming something of a mini-classic in the process, especially after their much-talked-about performance at HELLS HEADBANGERS' Hells Headbash 2 in 2015 - and last year's Sexual Panic Human Machine became the shocking sound of the band asserting their own identity with equally compelling results, then Children of the Atom is BONEHUNTER hitting a fucking fever pitch. It would not be untruthful to say that Children of the Atom is the perfect synthesis of BONEHUNTER's first two albums: the dungeon-bred grit of the debut meeting the streamlined cruise of LP#2, without the faintest hint of self-consciousness nor repetitiousness. But - and this is absolutely crucial - the devilish charisma and unfuckwithable confidence with which the band roll out each anthem after another here bespeaks something else together. Simply, Children of the Atom is the new (and very now) sound of BONEHUNTER breaking into the bigtime. (Hells Headbangers #249 CD)

GOATHAMMER - Ceremony Of Morbid Destruction CD
Formed in 2013 and promptly getting to work on a split tape and two successive demos, GOATHAMMER have been a study of staunch underground ethics from the very beginning. Theirs is a sound that's steeped in decades of arcane black/death wisdom, canvassing an array of eras and international flavors whilst being finessed into foul, filthy form by true fanatics. As such, Ceremony of Morbid Destruction is the grand, garish culmination of GOATHAMMER's noble work thus far. Here, the quartet prove they're more than just an identikit "goat"/bestial band; there's a sulfurous aura and true dungeon-bound darkness that bespeak the ancient ways of the 1990s, but completely unselfconsciously so. Sure, the swarming violence of Blasphemy is certainly detectable, but more so is the hammering disgust of legendary labelmates PROFANATICA; likewise, the crude magick of classic Ungod coexists alongside the frantic misery of old Mütiilation. Which is all to say that, despite the signposts being clear, GOATHAMMER possess the unique elan to conjure a sensation that evokes both nostalgia and newness, and above all, put forth an identity that's theirs alone and offering boundless exploration of those depths for the future. (Hells Headbangers #247 CD)

CREEP STARE - Pain Game 7"
(We only have a tiny amount of these, so no one will get what they want). Exploding out of the deep San Antonio, Texas underground, CREEP STARE drops a bombshell of pure hardcore misanthropy with their astounding 10 song EP, "Pain Game." Taking a no-frills, classic approach steeped in modern world misery, they deliver a high-impact barrage of throttled riffs and gruff vocals, aided by an unhinged performance by session drummer and Denver HC legend, James Trejo (Cadaver Dog, Life Support). At it's most honest, hardcore shows us that life is inevitably about dying. Therefore, we must learn to suffer, because, as vocalist Josh Everett declares, your reality's fucking caved in. Recorded in Denver, CO by Joey Hidalgo at Skull Cavity Studios and mixed and mastered by Will Killingsworth. Features artwork by Mark McCoy with black flood jackets and inner sleeves and black and white vinyl in an edition of 300. (Youth Attack Records #104)

(We only have a tiny amount of these, so no one will get what they want). After gaining infamy with two long-sold out cassettes and a slew of deadly, knife-wielding live performances, City Hunter's long-awaited full length album, "Deep Blood," delivers 14 fatal stab wounds to engulf the listener in a delirious pool of hell. Soaked in filthy atmosphere and laced with grim interludes, this is not your feel-good retro horror, but a sickening manifestation of death and destruction. With a fully developed sound, this audial hallucination of murder and torment is a living nightmare you can't escape. Mixed and mastered to perfection by the legendary Will Killingsworth at Dead Air studios with a powerful synth outro by J. Wood (GRINNING DEATH'S HEAD), this masterpiece is sure to consume your life in endless red rain. (Youth Attack Records #103)

(repress) MIDNIGHT - No Mercy For Mayhem LP (splatter vinyl with poster)
Hotter than Hell in the metal/punk underworld, MIDNIGHT's debut album, Satanic Royalty, became an instant classic upon its release in 2011. Now, with anticipation at a fever pitch, the hooded demons return with the even better No Mercy for Mayhem. Whereas Satanic Royalty was the culmination of nearly a decade's worth of hard slogging in the underground, No Mercy for Mayhem is an intensification of everything its predecessor seemingly perfected: the hooks even more anthemic, the power more piledriving, the dirt dirtier, the sum effect being absolute BLACKOUT. Really, there's no current band who are able to mainline classic heavy metal, hard-charging punk rock, and grimy rock 'n' roll quite like MIDNIGHT can, and No Mercy for Mayhem is studded-leather, 10-track proof that mainman Athenar and crew are at the top of their game and bow to no one. On your feet or on your knees, you'll get No Mercy for Mayhem from MIDNIGHT! (Hells Headbangers #126)

(repress) MIDNIGHT - Satanic Royalty LP (splatter vinyl with poster)
Black Heavy Metal is the law, and MIDNIGHT subjugate all subjects with their highly anticipated debut album after nearly a decade of EPs and splits. "Satanic Royalty" is both a distillation of first-wave black metal magick and an extension into harder-rocking territories rampant with lust, filth, and sleaze. The name MIDNIGHT has been a cult one for years now, but here they prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt - bow down before their "Satanic Royalty"! Recommended for diehards of MIDNIGHT, MIDNIGHT, and MIDNIGHT: there is only MIDNIGHT! (Hell's Headbangers Records #64)

Descriptions for 12/8/18

MAXIMUM ROCK'N'ROLL #428 (January 2019)
Holy moly, it's another spectacular issue of Maximum Rocknroll already! MRR #428, the January 2019 issue, is jam packed with interviews and features to thrill you. We dive deep into the fascinating history of the amazing, steam-powered Cascade Record Pressing, get an overview of what's what in a Belgium scene report, and learn about two rad fests in Texas: the recent Black and Brown Punk Fest TX in San Antonio and the upcoming return of This Is Austin, Not That Great in, uh, Austin. What's that? You're here for the bands? Not to worry, we've got you covered! Singapore's SIAL dish on their local scene, Florida's BITE MARKS let their personalities come out full force, and we get a rundown of CHIMERA, one of Russia's greatest bands of the '90s. Plus we've got Atlanta's Scavenger of Death on the history of their all-hits label, and cartoonist Liz Suburbia on her new Cyanide Milkshake book! If that's not enough for you, we've got all your favorite columns and reviews, a hearty letters section, and, as a bonus, a reprint of some material from issue #427. What are you waiting for? Hit that button now and order your copy today! (Maximum Rock'n'Roll #428)

FORWARD - Future Troops LP
540 Records and Todo Destruido are proud to present the latest call to arms from Japanese punk legends Forward, Future Troops, out now on LP! Featuring ten new tracks on a single disc, the release is the band's first LP in six years and only their fourth in a storied twenty-two year career of state-of-the-art, nitro-fueled Japanese hardcore. Established in 1996 from the ashes of the much revered Death Side, vocalist Ishiya and bassist You formed FORWARD, along with members of Insane Youth and more. Building upon the teachings of UK metal-punk legends Discharge, Forward's unique "intelligent savage" approach to hardcore was and is decidedly their own, nodding at the work of Poison Idea, Anti-Cimex and others while forging an ironclad path strictly through word of mouth, DIY gigs and underground channels. Future Troops is a taut and explosive collection of tracks that spin yarns of police brutality, calls for peace, rumors of war, injustice, the effects of the Tokyo Olympics and more in a compact and tense 25 minutes of vitriol. You've never heard anything as furious as "A.C.A.B.," you won't be able to unclench your fist after "Tokyo Orympic," "Hatered Union" or "Piece of Peace," and the world won't soon forget Future Troops. Limited to 500 copies only. (540 Records #59)

ROHT - Ionsamfelagio Og Framtio Pess LP
Ionsamfelagio Og Framtio Pess which roughly translates to "Industry and its Future", is taking the oddity and isolationism of hardcore punk and industrial noise and smashing them even further together than they did on previous releases. This is the sound of a band perfecting its approach to the world. And we can't get enough. At first listen it is what seems to be a simple formula of bass, noise, drums and vocals but as you continue to listen, delicate layers of depression, life, anger, creativity, emergence and deconstruction begin to unfold until you find yourself trapped in a dystopian clamor void of hellish nothingness. Industry and its future indeed. 150gr vinyl housed in a 24 pt reverse board jacket with printed inner sleeve and download card included. (Iron Lung Records #126)

LEXICON - 5 Tracks Demo cassette tape
Nearly inhuman levels of rage and power from Seattle's newest noise punk outfit featuring Madam KJ on (first time ever!) vocal shredding duty. Ferocious styles to say the least. LEXICON stalks like a newly liberated beast and pummels your senses to dust. Proper shit. 100 pro-dubbed cassettes housed in a custom J-card with extra insert. Recorded by Jose Mora. Mixed and mastered by Will Killingsworth. Art by Devin McKernan. (Iron Lung Records #131 TP)

SLUMGANG - Fermented LP
SLUMGANG formed in 1992 when being a punk or looking punk was still dangerous. We got spat on and started on,just for the way we looked, punk was still underground back then. Hardcore thrash was the norm but me and Loyd loved the old school sound of SOCIAL DISTORTION, AGENT ORANGE and ADOLESCENTS et al, so we quit the bands we were in and started a new one. We still had our staunch political beliefs but weren't DISCHARGE clones! We wrote melodic songs with social politics, about what we saw in daily life and a few about drinking to remove the day to day detrius of life on the dole. We were just four best friends who happened to play different instruments. In my opinion we were ahead of our time - too punk for the pop kids. and too melodic for the chaos punks - no point having a good haircut if nothing is going on underneath it. Intelligent , well written songs by four mates who got drunk with like minded people. Both SLUMGANG Recordings remastered, including their sole EP on Delerict Records. Members also featured in DEFAULT and CONCRETE SOX amongst many others. (YOFC Records #1)

DIRTY WOMBS - Accursed to Overcome LP
Dirty Wombs came onto my radar when my favorite Athens punk, Bak, sent me their split 12" with Gutter as part of a larger trade in 2013. Their side stuck out to me for being exactly the kind of shit I like: 'Japanese hardcore'-style, with powerhouse riffs, memorable songwriting, epic solos, and tons of attitude. Over the years, I excitedly bought every new release as it came. I continued to watch from the sidelines as Dirty Wombs matured and refined their style, writing more complex and moody arrangements, keeping the Japanese hardcore-style but bringing in underlying Greek sensibilities and thrash metal flourishes. I took note as they hosted cool bands like Crude (Japan) and Backlash (Finland) in their home country. Their records remained among my favorites of recent years. Now, Dirty Wombs is bursting forth with their second LP, 8 of their most riff-heavy songs to date. Japanese hardcore is the obvious starting point, we all love Death Side and Bastard, but Dirty Wombs throws in some pinches of thrash metal and Greek crust to make for a more compelling emotional approach. The kind of shit I like, indeed. (SPHC Records #97)

NO BLUES - Miranda Rights/Exploding Hearts 7"
We all know the best pop songs clock in around 2 minutes, so No Blues returns with a limited 7" single featuring two perfect mid-tempo power-pop anthems that clock in around 2 minutes each. "Miranda Rights" has a heavy percussive mid-tempo providing an ideal backbone to a tasteful melody lead by a flourishing bass. "Exploding Hearts" is so smooth, with an instant sing-along hook, compelling vocal arrangements, hot guitar leads, and a tastefully emotional climax, it actually manages to recall its legendary namesake. For me, this shit is perfect. (SPHC Records #103)

NO HEART - Can't Get Out LP
Fans of The Templars, The Cliches, The Veros and The Janitors, take note - because NO HEART will be your new favourite band! Only formed less than two years ago, the Canadians have been quite busy ever since. Releasing both their debut 45 and a killer split 12" with The Opposition last year, we - REBELLION RECORDS - are about to release the band's first full-length "CAN'T GET OUT" on vinyl in a co-production with LSM VINYL - and it's an absolute scorcher! Clean guitars, heavy bovver beats and bouldering vocals - the ten new tracks on "CAN'T GET OUT" are bound to make fans of the aforementioned bands (and Mike's (previous) efforts with LAST CRUSADE and THANKLESS GRAFT) go mental! Of course it's mandatory to say, but it's also true - this is Mike's best work to date and a must-have for those into the 'Acre-sound'. So trust me, once "CAN'T GET OUT" is locked onto your turntable, you don't even want to let it get out! (Rebellion Records #192)

First up is probably Rebellion's favorite new band from Sweden, SABOTAGE! Well new, this band - featuring (ex-)members of Agent Bulldog, Contemptuous, Vindicate This!, Antipati and more, is going strong for five years now and already has two 7" EP's, a 10" and a 12" under its belt! This split, featuring four all new anthems, will be the fifth consecutive release in the same amount of years and undisputedly their best work to date! Newer, but definitely not lazier is Canada's own NO HEART. Fronted by Mick (Last Crusade and Thankless Graft), the Vic City Skins just keep out crackin' one killer release after another! Now with Mike Longshot in its ranks, NO HEART is a four-piece that sounds stronger than ever before and delivers four new tracks, plus Another Man's Poison cover, to prove it! Killer! (Rebellion Records #202)

MODERN LIFE IS WAR - Tribulation Worksongs Vol. 2 7"
"Tribulation Worksongs" is a series of releases from Modern Life Is War, recorded by Luke Tweedy at Flat Black Studios and mixed by Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studio. Aiming to be as hand-built as possible, the lyrics/credits of each song were typed by vocalist/lyricist Jeff Eaton on his antique typewriter. These were later hand stamped on the front and back covers by artist Jacob Bannon, making each cover totally unique. 7" includes digital download. (Deathwish Records #209)

KING NINE - Death Rattle LP/CD (Color Vinyl)
Four years since the release of their debut full-length, "Scared To Death," New York's own King Nine delivers "Death Rattle." Produced and engineered by Arthur Rizk (Cavalera Conspiracy, Power Trip, Inquisition), this album is 11 metallic hardcore tracks of raw aggression. For fans of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, Code Orange, and Deftones. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Closed Casket Records #61)

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

NOI!SE - Mass Apathy LP (Die Cut Vinyl)
Punk has never been a stranger to tackling controversial issues. True to their punk roots, Noi!se tackles these issues head on, and more specifically here with the issue of gun violence and school shootings, in a very powerful, non-political way. In response to the recent barrage of public shootings, especially those involving school children, Noi!se, Pirates Press Records, and Rev Distribution will donate all proceeds from this song/record to charity. (Pirates Press Records #211)

SUEDEHEAD - Constant Frantic Motion LP+7" (Color Vinyl LP/Black Vinyl 7")
Suedehead was an undefinable band of punks playing Northern Soul in Southern California in the earlier part of this decade who deserve a discography more than most. Their incredible 7" EPs were designed to one day be compiled into an LP, and here it is in all it's glory, along with a bonus, three-track 7" for your listening pleasure. Simba Records and Pirates Press Records are thrilled to be helping this way-overdue release finally come into the world, the way the band envisaged it many years ago. LP+7" includes digital download and is limited to 400 copies. (Pirates Press Records #210)

THE RATCHETS - Gotta Be Cool 7" (Hologram Vinyl)
Brought back from the '70s, a very seldom used vinyl record hologram perfectly illustrates how in the music business, to get an edge, you "Gotta Be Cool." And that's exactly what this record, and this song, are. The cover of Lou Reed's classic "Rock N' Roll" jamming on the B-side is certainly going to strike a chord with a lot of people, and the rainbow, foil-stamped, '70s-style picture sleeve ain't too shabby either. 7" includes digital download. (Pirates Press Records #212)

DAD BRAINS/RAMOMS - split 7" (Color Vinyl)
If you are a punk parent, this is a must-have this holiday season. Paring these two exciting bands was an absolute no-brainer. This incredible X-Mas present offers up four tracks of awesome. 7" includes digital download. (Pirates Press Records #217)

SHELTER - Quest For Certainty LP (Color Vinyl)
Unavailable for years, "Quest For Certainty" is considered by many to be the best Shelter record ever. Originally released in 1992, it is comprised of tracks from the "No Compromise" and "In Defense Of Reality" EPs with a track from the "Voice Of The Voiceless" compilation, a Black Sabbath cover outtake from those sessions, and two live tracks. The record was recorded by two different line-ups featuring Ray Cappo (Youth Of Today, Better Than A Thousand), Vic Dicara (Inside Out, 108), Porcell (Youth Of Today, Judge, Gorilla Biscuits), Graham land (Better Than A Thousand, Battery), and Sammy Siegler (Youth Of Today, Civ, World Be Free, Judge, Rival Schools). LP includes digital download and is limited to 700 copies. (Revelation Records #66)

POWER TRIP - OPENING FIRE: 2008 to 2014 LP (Color Vinyl)
To kick off their celebration of 10 years as a band, Dark Operative is proud to present "Opening Fire: 2008-2014," a complete collection of Power Trip's earliest non-LP output. The release documents the self-titled 7", "This World" (from "The Extermination Vol: 2" LP compilation on Flatspot Records), "Hammer Of Doubt" (2010 version from "America's Hardcore" LP compilation on Triple-B Records), and the entirety of "The Armageddon Blues Sessions." All tracks have been lovingly remastered by the band's longtime producer Arthur Rizk with the release being rounded out by stunning artwork from Portland illustrator Matt Stikker and photography by Angela Owens. This is the mixed color vinyl version. (Dark Operative Records #11)

SHINERS CLUB - Can't Have Nice Things LP (Color Vinyl)
This veteran quartet of Dan O'Mahony, John Coyle, Colin Buis, and Doug MacKinnon is jagged, is fresh, is coming out of left field. Owing as much to the likes of Black Flag, The Stooges, and even The Murder City Devils as they do to any OC or Boston roots, Shiners Club has forged a sound completely it's own. On their debut LP, "Can't Have Nice Things," one witnesses 12 songs of pure angst, aggression, and want delivered with the velocity of an errant howitzer shell. LP includes digital download. This is the red vinyl version. (Indecision Records #112)

BAYONET - Total Massacre 7" (Color Vinyl)
Bayonet plays fast, pissed-off hardcore which has been likened to bands such as Scholastic Deth, Find Him And Kill Him, Infest, Negative Approach, and Straight Ahead, while also having parts in common with early-2000s hardcore. Their sound probably lies somewhere in the middle of all these comparisons. Former members of Meth Breath. 7" includes digital download. (Indecision Records #114)

GODCOLLIDER - s/t LP (Color Vinyl / Gold)
Fred Ziomek (Darkest Hour/Lower Class Brats) and Todd Cooper (Holy Fever), who have known each other since college, were active participants in the Virginia hardcore scene, but it wasn't until both had relocated to Los Angeles that they reconnected and took the first steps in starting a band together. Bringing in other co-conspirators, Neeraj Kane (The Hope Conspiracy/The Suicide File) and Sam Stothers (Narrows, R.O.C.), presented a perfect opportunity for old friends and new alike to collaborate on something fun but also reflective of the times we are living in. A driving, heavy debut that is just the beginning. LP includes digital download. This is the gold vinyl version. (Indecision Records #111)

THE DIVIDING LINE - Turn My Back On The World 7" (Color Vinyl)
Forming in 2017, The Dividing Line plays fast, unashamed straight-edge hardcore blending the raw aggression of '80s-era hardcore punk and moral defiance of early-'00s straight edge. Featuring members from a consistent line of punk and hardcore bands (most recently Outlast, On Patrol, My Turn To Win, Fixation, and New Heart), the band delivers a blow of jaded rage and unrelenting passion with each new track. For fans of Floorpunch, Trail Of Lies, and Ten Yard Fight. This is the clear vinyl version, limited to 300 copies. (New Age Records #75)

DRUG CONTROL - Clear Sight 7" (Color Vinyl)
"Clear Sight" shows the natural progression of Drug Control continuing to build steam as they head into 2019 with nothing in their way. For fans of Youth Of Today, Bane, and Ecostrike. This is the red vinyl version, limited to 300 copies. (New Age Records #76)

Descriptions for 12/1/18

SPAZZ - La Revancha LP (reissue on green and black splattered vinyl)
Next up in the series of legitimate SPAZZ releases is their "La Revancha" LP originally released on Sound Pollution in 1995. This LP marked a new point in SPAZZ's output - they had found their signature sound and tried to push this to its extreme. 20+ minutes of crazed Bay Area power violence with a CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER cover to boot. (625 Productions #228)

SPAZZ - Crush Kill Destroy LP (reissue on green and black splattered vinyl)
The first in a series of vinyl represses of the long-sold out SPAZZ LPs. Here we got "Crush Kill Destroy," SPAZZ's swan-song recorded back in 1998 and released by Slap A Ham Records. Mastered from the original recording, this LP comes with a full color cover and poster insert. (625 Productions #229)

EKE BUBA - s/t 7"
It's a goer. Snarling speed fed hardcore from Zagreb, Croatia tapped into Gang Greens early raw energy - on and off recording (sniff sniff). An exercise in timeless pure punk to smash and to sneer and to hate and to die to. Cherish alongside your School Jerks and Culo eps. LR certified gasm. (Lumpy Records #94)

CLOSET CHRIST - You're In My World Now 7"
Dirty Feral HC from DC informed by chaotic 80s HC greats like Void, Neos, and Sodom's ADK omnibus tracks (!!!!!!!) . An amazing six songs in Five minutes, all played by one chapped millennial (who went on to do the Hologram ep on LVEUM if you're a members of type of wank). Definitely barking up the same tree as Nosferatu - young men trapped in the 21st century playing crazy hardcore that could as well be from the 80s. (Lumpy Records #95)

Q - second s/t 7"
St Louis, Missouri's crown jewel of HC - Q - finally squeezes out a follow up record. Since their 2015 ep they have all finished high school but their appetite for destruction still has not been satiated. Crushing hardcore alternating between the DBeat and the breakdown with plenty of that modern day half note riffing (a la Glue, Gag, etc). What will they break next ??? (Lumpy Records #96)

RUNEMAGICK - Evoked from Abysmal Sleep LP
Swedish Death doom legends return with first studio album in 10 years. Still true to their unique sound, this is unmistakably classic RUNEMAGICK. 8 new tracks ebb and flow over 45 minutes. This vinyl version is exclusive for North America, alternate layout, 250 copies on black vinyl. Single pocket jacket with double sided insert. Liscensed from AFTERMATH MUSIC (Norway). (Parasitic Records #118)

CEREBRAL ROT - Cessation of Life 7"
Four tracks of putrid death metal from Seattle's CEREBRAL ROT. The sound of a corpse ripe with maggots, oozing foul juices from every steaming wet orifice. Demilich, Adramelech and Moondark putrifiying in a mass grave. 500 copies. Single pocket sleeve with double sided insert. (Parasitic Records #119)

Split forged in the rotten bowels of hades, one new and exclusive track from each horde before their new full lengths come out in early 2019. CAULDRON BLACK RAM 'The Maul of the Old World' SEMPITERNAL DUSK 'Stygian Reflections in Ruin'. Killer cover art provided by the unholy Dan Desecrator. 300 copies only, black vinyl. (Parasitic Records #115)

MASSGRAVE - Our Due Descent CD
"Our Due Descent" is Massgrave's fourth full-length CD and sixteenth release to date with no signs of letting up!. A dozen epic new bulldozing blasts of unadulterated grinding crust in the vein of Extreme Noise Terror & Disrupt! These cannabis breathing crust punks are at the top of their game, playing a ferocious style of 90's crust, fused with old school grindcore, fronted by a cacophony of punishing dual vocals! An unrelenting front to back masterpiece sure to put you in the mood for a riot! (Haunted Hotel Records #107 CD)

SERQET - Oleander 7"
After a fantastic demo released earlier in the year that was pressed multiple times. Serqet comes back with a much more dynamic sound, which roots out of the Peace Punk/Darkwave scene. Featuring members from: Lost Tribe, Asylum, Hot Dolphin. (Vinyl Conflict Records #18)

LIPID - Freak Beat tape cassette
Richmond punks with their debut demo! Members of: Kommunion, No Tomorrow, Sensual World, Holder Scar, Sow. (Vinyl Conflict Records #20 TP)

SINISTER PURPOSE - Aces Low tape cassette
Back with their 2nd tape on the VC label, Aces Low shows a progression into their own from previous releases. SP is furious, and if you havn't gotten on board yet, your gonna get run over. FFO: Inepsy, Motorhead, Annihilation Time. (Vinyl Conflict Records #19 TP)

BENDERHEADS - Illusion Dweller tape cassette
Brand New Demo from Richmonds BENDERHEADS. Featuring members from Unholy Thoughts, Eurotics, Cherry Pits and more. Straight D-Beat annihilation, reminiscent of your favorite Scandinavian bands, not just a buzzword for those who don't know how to describe punk. RIP Kyle Trax. (Vinyl Conflict Records #17 TP)

AMMO - Demo tape cassette
Chaotic, fast hardcore from New Jersey and New York. AMMO pulverizes the listener with non-stop blasts of aggressive noise featured on this 6 song tape. Blown out guitars, precise drumming, and vocals straight from a basement of fuckin' frustration, man. A must own for true HC/punk/metal freaks. Features current/former members of Night Birds, Altered Boys, Big Bad Wolf, and Primitive Lips. (Headcount Records #18 TP)

SLANT - Demo tape cassette
From Seoul, South Korea is SLANT. We bring you 6 tracks of furious hardcore featuring members of Bloodkrow Butcher, Scumraid, and more! This demo blew us away, we wen't to order copies and it was sold out, so we are pressing 100 copies in the USA on Headcount Records. (Headcount Records #17 TP)

(repressed) CRUTCHES - Sald LP (green splattered vinyl)
This record was released in August 2017 and sold out so quick we decided to give it a repress! All copies are on green and yellow spatter wax! This is the third 12in from Malmö Norragränges mangel punks. 11 songs of total fury that rage against the worlds tyrants and their crimes against humanity, the religious and hypocritical sexist systems built upon lies and total failures, and the apathy that allows it all to continue. Development and an addition to the band with a second guitarist to help ignite a brutal and raw detonation of Mangel Kang punk! (Profane Existence #169)

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)

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)