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Descriptions for 3/16/19

MAU MAUS - Society's Rejects LP
21 track singles round up from one of the UK`s first wave of Hardcore Punk bands, the Mau Maus. They were formed in Sheffield and in the early 80`s they released a string of hard hitting EP`s on the Pax and Rebellion labels. Including Society's Rejects, No Concern, Facts Of War and Tear Down The Walls, all of which hit the UK Indie Top 10. This set includes all the tracks from those four singles plus Give Us a Future from the Punk Dead - Nah Mate, The Smell Is Jus Summink In Yer Underpants Innit Compilation on Pax. Each track is a prime example of fury delivered with intensity and passion. The LP comes with a A4 Booklet of lyrics, reviews and archive. (La Vida Es Un Mus/Sealed Records #3)

HARD SKIN - We're the Fucking Mustard Live in Dijon 1983 LP
Hard Skin are amazing whether it's in the studio, on the street, in the bedroom or live in concert. They are the fucking bees knees. This set recorded in a dirty squat in Dijon in France in 1983 features 17 anthems played in front of a crustie and a dog. You can feel the energy and power of these three South london skinheads - it's the full meat and only the strong can handle it. (La Vida Es Un Mus/JT Classics #13)

FATAMORGANA - Terra Alta LP
Formed in Barcelona in the summer of 2017, Fatamorgana sprang to life from the hearts and minds of Patrycja Anna Proniewska and Louis Harding. What began as a bedroom project of sorts (monophonic synthesisers, 4-track cassette recordings) the project soon blossomed into a functional live unit. Following a self-released cassette single at the start of the year, the pair spent the latter part of 2018 touring continental Europe and the west coast of North America. Recorded at Holyrook Estudio in Barcelona, Terra Alta is the group's first full-length effort. The verse-chorus songwriting, the raw set-up of 2-synths-and-a-beat, and the primal rhythms nod to the duo's background in punk. But Terra Alta has a pensive and mesmeric quality, provided in part by an outstanding production job (Studio AS One, Warsaw), but also by lyrics concerning themselves with themes of love, time travel, reflections on the future, the power of imagination and the mysteries of the natural world. If pressed for musical references the band could be pin-pointed somewhere between early DEPECHE MODE, YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS, THE HUMAN LEAGUE and a rounder around the edges BORGHESIA. Dreamlike synthesisers and echoed voices circle around danceable rhythms, inviting you to simultaneously contemplate and move your body. Allow yourself to be teleported from the majesty of Nature, to the glow of the discotheque. (La Vida Es Un Mus #188)

POLO PEPO - San Felipe es Punk 7"
"San Felipe Es Punk" is an anomaly in the history of punk. Overlooked at the time it was released by the international scene, this object contains the essence of Mexican underground rock in a couple of songs. We are not talking the fast, urgent and political hardcore punk most people think of when Mexico pops up in a conversation. This is different, this is what people with no relation to worldwide tape trading or specialized zines thought was punk. Polo Pepo came from the 60s hippie movement, survived the government repression of the youth during the 70's and 80s, and finally found in punk the true spirit of rock and roll. Embracing punk, he developed a unique sound with all the limitations an inhabitant of a third world country had. The songs don't talk about imminent nuclear war or Reaganomics. Instead "San Felipe Es Punk" is an ode to a poor neighbourhood in North DF where a strong music scene flourished alongside gang violence, alcoholism and drug addiction. Self-released in 1988 by Polo Pepo and Merced Belén Valdéz, co-author of the lyrics, the record became legendary among the collector and music-freak circles. And now finally sees the light again as a licensed reissue by Polo Pepo himself thanks to La Vida Es Un Mus. The record comes with an 8-page booklet, a recent interview with Polo Pepo and two archive pictures of the man himself. (La Vida Es Un Mus #186)

AMERICAN NIGHTMARE (GIVE UP THE GHOST) - WE'RE DOWN TIL WE'RE
UNDERGROUND cassette tape Give Up The Ghost has shaped a sound and aesthetic that's identifiable and contextual. Instead of adhering to the tight confines of punk and hardcore, Give Up The Ghost let their diverse musical tastes permeate their songs. Give Up The Ghost will continue to redefine and challenge the entire scene when they release "We're Down Til We're Underground," the most anticipated album of the year in the hardcore scene. Now available on cassette. (Equal Vision Records #83 TP)

BEACH SLANG - Mpls 7" (Color Vinyl)
Philadelphia, PA's Beach Slang returns with a two-song covers single produced by Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls entitled "MPLS." Since 2014, Beach Slang's brand of punk-tinged rock 'n' roll has catapulted them into being one of the most recognizable and exciting names in underground music today. With a string of albums on beloved indie institution Polyvinyl, and even more EPs under their belt, Beach Slang is ready to unleash "MPLS" via Bridge Nine's new imprint label dubbed Quiet Panic, founded by Ryan Hoffman of Chain Of Strength. 7" includes digital download. (Quiet Panic Records #1)

Descriptions for 3/9/19

MAXIMUM ROCK'N'ROLL #431 (April 2019)
MRR #431, the April 2019 issue is here, featuring actual predictions, ghosts, hoaxes, scandals, thievery, and revelations! ALSO: Portland's LEBENDEN TOTEN, San Francisco's First and Only Rock 'n' Roll Movie: CRIME 1978, TERRY from Melbourne, Australia, YDINASEETON POHJOLA from Finland, Brazil's COMPLETERS, WEEDRAT from the Navajo Nation, Australia's UBIK, Chicago's Not Normal label, CHILD'S POSE from London, CENTRAL from Vladimir, Russia, Italy's IMPULSO, photo spreads from Karoline Collins and David Garcerán, and a photographic scene report from Belém, Brazil. Buy it, punk! The second to last issue of the printed magazine... a bit of history ending. (Maximum Rock'n'Roll #431)

EXPLOITED - Totally Exploited LP
The Exploited were one of the most popular bands in UK Punk's immediate second-generation. A winning and indestructible formula of raw electric fury and speed and anarchist-oriented lyrics, all under the iconic mohawk and through the raucous voice of singer and band leader Wattie. First released in 1984, Totally Exploited is an amazing singles collection including all great material from the band's golden period. An incredible amount of raw and classic tunes such as "Punk's not Dead", "Barmy Army", and "Dogs of War". An essential piece of vinyl for any Punk aficionado on the planet! (Radiation Records #96)

DIAT - Positive Disintegration LP with download
Years in the making, the follow-up or maybe even companion piece to 2015's "Positive Energy", "Positive Disintegration" sees the band with a bit more of a pop zap to the ever present post punk dreariness of modern Berlin life... Or even modern life at large as most of the lyrical content has to do with the monotony of barely getting by or trying to have a meaningful exchange with a remotely interesting person. These things are hard to come by most of the time and this music eats at that very feeling. It's almost enough to make you wanna throw in the towel and move to Spain without a care in the world to haunt your remaining days. You probably won't though, you'll most likely listen to this record while you sip your overpriced room temperature coffee drink whilst ordering new bulbs for your anti depression lamp from a major online retailer. It just feels like life is getting away from you, ya know? Dark. Housed in a 24pt reverse board jacket with lyric sheet, poster and download card included. Recorded at DongXuanProductions. Mastered by Daniel Husayn. Art by Yuta Matsumura and Made Ollosp. (Iron Lung Records #121)

SLANT - Vain Attempt 7"
Hyper-urgent and super pissed US style hardcore played by members of SCUMRAID and BLOODKROW BUTCHER with a cleaner than expected delivery given the pedigree. Tight, passionate and driven music that goes for the throat. Crew oriented but singularly realized. Not to be trifled with. 75gr vinyl housed in a 12pt reverse board custom die cut jacket with lyric insert and download card included. Recorded by Garrett Belair. Mastered by Maxime Smadja. (Iron Lung Records #134)

INNUMERABLE FORMS - Punishment In Flesh cassette tape
Massachusetts based death metal force INNUMERABLE FORMS have completed their much anticipated devastating debut LP "Punishment In Flesh". Formed in 2007 by mastermind Justin DeTore (Wound Man, Mind Eraser, Dead Black), a veteran of the Boston hardcore/power violence scene, as a solo project to bring forth a vision of doom-ridden, dark brutal death metal with the spirit of the early '90s. Since inception INNUMERABLE FORMS have already generated quite the cult following over the years with their live shows supporting a repertoire only consisting of the "Dark Worship" 7"EP, a split with Blessed Offal, and the "Frozen To Death" comp cassette. Now with "Punishment In Flesh", INNUMERABLE FORMS will harness the authentic feeling of true death metal doom, darkness, and fury with total disregard for the scene today. With DeTore pretty much handling mostly all instruments himself on previous INNUMERABLE FORMS recordings, "Punishment In Flesh" sees DeTore assemble a full band lineup. INNUMERABLE FORMS on "Punishment In Flesh" include DeTore (vocals/guitars), his co-writing partner/guitarist Jensen Ward (Iron Lung), guitarist Chris Ulsh (Hatred Surge, Power Trip), bassist Doug Cho (The Rival Mob), and drummer Connor Donnegan (Genocide Pact). (Iron Lung Records #139)

MUTANT SCUM - s/t LP
Sludgy metallic punk played by mutant-human hybrids spawned from the Brooklyn sewers... an environmental cautionary tale of sorts presented by volunteers from S.E.W.E.R. (Society for Estuary Waste Education & Research). Radioactive slime green color vinyl, plus full color gatefold jacket and download code. (Hand Stand Records #29)

ABOLITIONIST - The Vicious Rumor LP
The 3rd LP from these Portland punks. 12 tuneful, angry -- yet melodic -- songs that follow two young squatters punks as they navigate the chaotic streets of Portland after a flu outbreak that's devastated the city. Strains of LEATHERFACE and JAWBREAKER heard throughout, with many overt and hidden references to the city. Limited pressing of 260 copies on opaque powder blue vinyl. Released in 2015. (1859 Records #27)

ABOLITIONIST - The Instant LP
The 4th LP from Oregon's Abolitionist. Now a touring band spread out between three cities (Portland, Corvallis, and Bend), and featuring Sean Rule (PLOW UNITED) on drums, Abolitionist charges into 12 songs that reflect upon the anxieties of the time. The themes on this album explore a "magical reality" where the populace are suddenly able to feel an overwhelming sense of empathy toward the downtrodden (including animals). Naturally, they turn on the outliers who inexplicably don't share the same feelings. As the band sings "History repeats itself. No matter how many people die, we all serve the lie's." First pressing on 274 copies of translucent red vinyl (THIS). (1859 Records #28)

ABOLITIONIST - A New Militance 10"
Originally intended as a companion piece to the band's 2018 LP, these 8 songs are short and to the point. Written in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 American presidential election, this mini-album explores the righteous anger directed at the modern patriarchy. One-time pressing on 275 copies of opaque pink vinyl. (1859 Records #29)

PAGERIPPER - Bruce Jams, Vol III LP (one sided)
(1859-18, DKR 009) 5 brash, harshly melodic tunes from this Portland trio. Reminiscent of LEATHERFACE, JAWBREAKER, KID DYNAMITE, et cetera. Split release between Oregon's 1859 Records and the UK's Different Kitchen Records. 100 black, 100 coke bottle clear, 100 opaque orange (THIS). (1859 Records #18)

URBAN FIGHT - No Eroi! 7"
Obscure gem unleashed from the glorious days of Italian hardcore! Recorded in Bologna in 1982, just out on NABAT's own label Ansaldi Records, along with Hellnation Records. Weird Nerorgasmo/Chain Reaction feel, dark, desperate, 80's hardcore. (Radiation Records/Hellnation #7)

POISON BOYS - Poppin' Eyes And Flashing Feet 7"
As White Zoo always gave you the best of the New Wave of Glam Rock (well, we've invented this...) we're truly honored to present the brand new single from Poison Boys from Chicago. This is nothin' but one of the best punk rock band out there, where punk rock means Chuck Berry, Berlin Brats, Real Kids and so on. That's the way we like it... Be fast & grab your copy! (Radiation Records/White Zoo #17)

NABAT - Nati Per Niente LP
Reissue of NABAT classic 90's album. Pure Italian skinhead OI! Filled with classics like 'Nichilistaggio', 'Nati Per Niente', 'Ti sei fermato ad ascoltare mai?' (Radiation Records/Hellnation #26)

THE OLD FIRM CASUALS - Holger Danske LP/CD
The Old Firm Casuals' sound, message, and passion will not be limited by genre labels. With "Holger Danske," The Old Firm Casuals bring an intensity and focus not seen before in the band's previous releases. It's tough as nails, and shows a very talented band truly at their best; breaking barriers and stereotypes, and exemplifying the hooks and licks that cause so many people to love them. (Pirate's Press Records #230)

SAFE AND SOUND - Only In Death LP
2018 brought Safe And Sound to Europe for their first tour over as well as hitting the stage at This Is Hardcore Fest and playing the New Age Records 30th anniversary show. An extensive writing schedule brought them to their first full-length release. "Only In Death." Vinyl version includes digial download. This is the black, clear, and purple splatter vinyl version. (New Age Records #77)

TAP AND DIE - Bombs Overhead LP (Color Vinyl)
A band built out of the legacy of their varied past bands (Oscar Paz - Statement, Impel, Sunshine, Kill Holiday, Status Audio, Adult Crash/Steven Andrew Miller - Julia, Gehenna, The Locust, Unbroken, Kill Holiday, Mean Season, Landslide, Statue/Matt Anderson - Heroin, End Of The Line, Spacehorse, founder of Gravity Records/Sam Stothers - Narrows, SS Warhead, Godcollider, Rod Of Correction) and loved influences. All out there together to make up their first effort as Tap And Die, "Bombs Overhead." This is a culmination of sounds, textures, rhythms, anger, architects; the four working through each other to bring out a conscious sound. (Indecision Records #117)

(repress) EXORCIST - Voices From the Graves LP
Nuclear War Now! has once again ventured deep into the forgotten underground wasteland of late-1980s Eastern European metal history to unearth yet another artifact to add to its ever-expanding sub-collection of recordings that were never fully appreciated due to the region's geopolitical isolation and other related circumstances. This most recent expedition has yielded "Voices from the Graves," a compilation of Exorcist's two demos from 1987 and 1988, which continued a Polish tradition of evil thrash first established by Kat and later continued by other similar bands such as Hellias. In order to properly reissue both demos, NWN! has rightfully chosen to reproduce the same morbid artwork from the first demo on the jacket of this vinyl LP release. Additionally, it has included an insert that contains the original artwork, photos, hand-written lyrics, and other layout materials from the original cassette releases of both demos. The result is one that serves as a metal time capsule, transporting the listener to a region and era where the music existed not simply as a sterile product of its own, but rather as a living extension of its practitioners. (Nuclear War Now Records #383)

(restock) ELDER - Elder LPx2 (with download)
The album has new sonic life - freshly remastered for both formats by Carl Saff in June 2017. Elder's self-titled debut album from 2007 was an impressive offering of psychedelia-tinged stoner rock and doom that set the tone for the band's later progressive developments. This delux reissue features an extra LP of songs from the band's first ever recordings, never before seen on vinyl. In 2006, three longtime friends and members of the small music scene anchored in the port city of New Bedford, Massachusetts got together with the mission of making music that was heavier and more brutal than anything happening around. The first version of Elder was an interesting beast, combining sludgy riffs, primitive black etalvocals and Genghis Khan-themed lyrics. After toiling in these murky waters for a year, band members Nick DiSalvo (guitar), Jack Donovan (bass) and Matt Couto (drums) shed their extreme metal origins and emerged with their first proper album, Elder, an album that would already establish the band as some of the best riff-dealers this side of Birmingham. As more recent works have demonstrated, Elder is no stranger to blending and bending genres to their will, Elder proves that the three teenagers were already dab bling with this idea in their incipient years. Imagine the massive riffs from bands like Sleep, Electric Wizard or Fu Manchu reconstructed to build epic psychedelic soundscapes and you're on the right track. Growling, delay-soaked vocals and spacey keyboards add further touches of uniqueness to Elder's brand of stoner doom. To celebrate the record's 10 year anniversary, this reissue comes with a second LP containing the band's first ever recordings from their early days. Originally released as a limited split MCD with friends Queen Elephantine in 2006, these songs have never before been given a proper release, a welcome addition for any hardcore fan. (Armageddon Shop Records #12)

(restock) ELDER - Dead Roots Stirring LPx2 (with download)
The album has new sonic life - freshly remastered for both formats by Carl Saff in June 2017. With "Dead Roots Stirring," their second full length album, Elder returned from a three year silence with five songs charting new epic territory. Tremendous musical and songwriting growth take this album into a great new territorry. Equal parts hypnotic rhythm, uncompromising heaviness, and soaring melody, Elder navigated between moods and sounds effortlessly. Heaviness is not sacrificed by any means, the power of the riff is undiminished, it is further elevated by the sonic space inbetween giving us time to let them sink in completely. Continuously moving both backward towards their roots in heavy rock while also moving forward into more progressive and psychedelic territory, this is a huge and influential step forward. "Some bands just know how to hit the sweet spot. Elder's second full-length Dead Roots Stirring, originally released in 2011, was an hour of fuzzed-out goodness, a plethora of uplifting psychedelic riffery that remains for many fans the band's defining album. The strength of some bands lies in their ability to churn out record after record, never stepping outside of their comfort zones. For others,such as Boston's Elder, it is a constant evolution that trademarks their sound. Beginning as a stoner/ doom band adept at equipping the styles of others, Dead Roots Stirring showed the young band emerging with their own unique take on heavy music. The album's five long cuts unfold organically, never lacking in depth or ambition, guitarist Nick DiSalvo's infectious riffs are equal parts uplifting melody and crushing fuzz that remind the listener more of majestic landscapes than bong sessions, while Jack Donovan (bass) and Matt Couto (drums) form a solid core of rhythm, never losing a beat. Elder began touring both the United States and Europe, winning a reputation for themselves as an incredibly tight and powerful live band. Their second record continues to be a fan favorite and no live set is complete without the opening track Gemini', a headbanger of a song complete with thick grooves, flashy solo runs and a momentous ending, in short, everything great about Elder's music: a journey within each song full of valleys and peaks." (Armageddon Shop Records #11)

Descriptions for 3/2/19

CENOTAPHE - Empyree LP
French duo Cenotaphe always true to its approach of integrity, delivers its fourth release, "Empyree." Six tracks (30 minutes) of superior French Black Metal, imbued with tragic majesty and glorious despair. (Nuclear War Now Records #426)

ZYANOSE - Chaos Bender LP
A new 8 track 12" from Zyanose with the insane noise and intensity you have come to expect from these legendary Osaka noise masters. Side B is beautifully etched with the iconic "Noise Philia Cruster" design. (Distort Reality #43)

THE COWBOYS - The Bottom of a Rotten Flower LP/CD
The fourth album by the Cowboys (from Bloomington, Indiana) is kinda like a modern Midwestern version of THE WHO SELL-OUT or SOMETHING ELSE BY THE KINKS--a basic R&R band stretching its wings to embrace more varied musical elements and dig into deeper subject matter. The Cowboys grow up! And they grow in number too, with Chris Kramer (Nobunny/Slushy) joining the brilliant Mark McWhirter for a killer guitar team. Vocalist/songwriter Keith Harman alters his whooping nasal-punk a bit, with a more naturalistic approach when it fits the mood. His songwriting skills are mighty. Zackery Worcel (bass) and Jordan Tarantino (drums) provide a solid, relentless groove. There are 16 hooky gems in this new LP. To compare the Cowboys' songs to Pete Townshend and Ray Davies was no casual thing up front. Check "Doghouse Rag" for primo late-60s Kink-kwality pop. Then there's the insanely hooky "Some Things Never Change," with its nod to early 70s Sparks. This song should be a smash hit RIGHT NOW! And dig "Bodie, Don't Jump" in all its bubblegum glory! The deceptively short "Deuce" with its 70s-style pop exploding into VU-like noise, etc. It's very cool to see a modern R&R band progress in the true sense of the word--to mature and seek new horizons. I've personally seen them when they opened the very first show by the reunited Gizmos in 2014, and then when they played with us again in Chicago 2017, to this new album. It's an impressive climb. For anybody into garage-rock or power-pop, this has gotta be an instant CLASSIC! But I'm just gonna call it rock'n'roll. (Feel It Records #28)

FRIED EGG - Square One LP
Years in the making, Fried Egg strike hot with their debut album, following EPs on Beach Impediment and Negative Jazz, and a Beat Session cassette. The Central Virginia group spent their time honing these nine tracks, (in fact, most were nailed on the first or second studio take) which make up one of the most vital and hard hitting hardcore punk albums of recent vintage. While firmly rooted in the golden era HC punk footprint, Fried Egg have shifted things clearly left-of-center on Square One, incorporating elements of discordant rock that could have found a home in the post '83 Touch And Go catalog. Fried Egg have crafted a concise and unnerving album - one that echoes the anxiety, tension, and disenchantment running rampant through modern day America. Recorded direct to tape at Montrose Recording in Richmond, VA. Artwork by Kohei Urakami and Jason Lee. Packaged with a printed inner sleeve and download code. (Feel It Records #27)

LEVIATHAN - The First Sublevel of Suicide LPx2
Devout Records presents two essential Leviathan compilations, "The First Sublevel of Suicide" and "Unfailing Fall into Naught," both on double-LP format and both containing several additional rare and previously-unreleased tracks. These editions are products of the band's own label and are thus superior to the notoriously substandard versions from Ascension Monuments Media. "The First Sublevel of Suicide" includes demo versions of songs from the band's debut album which were not made available to AMM and features new artwork from Brian VDP, who also executed the layout for both releases. "Unfailing Fall into Naught" compiles the recordings from Leviathan's split releases with Sapthuran and Xasthur and is presented with new artwork from Wrest himself, in addition to the aforementioned bonus tracks. Both compilations were mastered by the renowned James Plotkin and are officially distributed by Nuclear War Now! Productions. (Nuclear War Now/Devout Records #8)

LEVIATHAN - Unfailing Fall Into Naught LPx2
Devout Records presents two essential Leviathan compilations, "The First Sublevel of Suicide" and "Unfailing Fall into Naught," both on double-LP format and both containing several additional rare and previously-unreleased tracks. These editions are products of the band's own label and are thus superior to the notoriously substandard versions from Ascension Monuments Media. "The First Sublevel of Suicide" includes demo versions of songs from the band's debut album which were not made available to AMM and features new artwork from Brian VDP, who also executed the layout for both releases. "Unfailing Fall into Naught" compiles the recordings from Leviathan's split releases with Sapthuran and Xasthur and is presented with new artwork from Wrest himself, in addition to the aforementioned bonus tracks. Both compilations were mastered by the renowned James Plotkin and are officially distributed by Nuclear War Now! Productions. (Nuclear War Now/Devout Records #9)

CHAINBREAKER - Lethal Desire LP/CD
For a band featuring current and former members of Cauldron, Toxic Holocaust, and Rammer, it's not surprising that CHAINBREAKER suitably specialize in lean 'n' mean speed metal that pays respects to their '80s Canadian forebears like Razor, Sacrifice, Piledriver, and Slaughter whilst honorably adding to that classic canon. All that was crude 'n' rude about said canon - the locomotive rush, the raw-blooded intensity, the emphasis on simple yet exclamatory hooks - is dragged kicking and screaming into the present, under the oh-so-fitting title of Lethal Desire. Poisonous yet endlessly fun, the album unleashes one mini-anthem after another, each one more rivetheaded than the last, but always in service of the eternal glory of heavy metal. And a dozen of those mini-anthems fly by in a compact 35 minutes, making Lethal Desire the perfect soundtrack to beer-drinking and hell-raising. On lethal evidence of the long-desired Lethal Desire, in the succinct words of CHAINBREAKER, "2018 is the year of broken chains! (Hells Headbanger Records #226)

POUNDER - Uncivilized LP/CD
POUNDER specialize in dealing out classic heavy metal tunes, expertly crafted and executed, drawing from their NWOBHM influences with hints of early '80s speed metal, Sunset Strip flash, and AOR accessibility. The band was borne out of the members' long-standing love for classic NWOBHM and traditional metal in general. After kicking around in the backburner of main songwriter Matt Harvey's (of Exhumed, Gruesome, and Expulsion) imagination for a few years, he and bassist Alejandro Corredor (Nausea LA, live bassist for Vallenfyre) met guitarist Tom Draper (Carcass, ex-Angel Witch, Crowning Glory), an Englishman relocated to California, and they quickly bonded over their love of classic metal and hard rock. Trends may come and go, but only true metal endures. POUNDER are as unyielding as the name, so prepared to get Uncivilized! (Hells Headbanger Records #245)

GRAVE TURNER - demo cassette
Four track demo tape on Wilsun Records. Last copies available. (Wilsuns Records #95.5 TP)

CRAMPS - Real Men's Guts: Live NYC 1983 LP
Released on the EU Ill Eagle label, this is the full show off the second night of the 'Smell of Female' recordings showing early era Cramps at their peak. Live at the Peppermint Lounge, New York City on Saturday, 26 February 1983. All the classics you would expect played wild and savage. (Radiation Records/Commoisseur Records #3)

CRAMPS - Rock 'n' Roll Monster Bash: live 1980 LP
Reissue for this Cramps live recording, with 5 bonuses compared to the OG release. Remastered sound. Recorded At The Edge, Toronto July 18th, 1980. Crazed, full-on psychobilly garage madness. (Radiation Records/Ill Egal Records #1)

GG ALLIN - Always Was, Is And Always Shall Be LP
Euro reissue for the one and only GG's debut LP, an album that redefined power pop and introduced a character that will make history of punk rock. You can't miss this. (Radiation Records/Rock International Productions #1)

V/A - Glamstains Vol 4 LP compilation
The newest chapter in this serie redescovering the classic in killed by death glam. More obscure Glam Rock smashers that never made it. Like on the other volumes there is no sugary or arty stuff. It's all upbeat and rocking! So let's get the party going once again. Harpo - My Teenage Queen, Rabbit - Wildfire, Vodka Collins - Automatic Pilot, Shakane - You Go Your Way, Bilbo Baggins - Dance To The Band, Rats - Don't Let Go, Strange Fox - Tiger Woman, Katz-Kasenetz Singing Orchestral Circus - Quick Joey Small, Feather - Stupid Girl, Renegade - A Little Rock'n'Roll, Stevie Wright - Evie, Albatross - Tobacco Road, Arrows - I Love Rock'n'Roll, Big Wheel - Shake A Tail (Radiation Records/Glam Stains #4)

SLAYER - El Infierno Te Espera LP
Thrash Metal all-time undisputed kings kick it in front of the whole Centro cultural estacion Mapocho in Santiago, Chile, September 1st, 1994. A brutal assault of pure extreme metal, shot and broadcast live from Chile TV. All the classics from the 'Divine Intervention' era along with their earlier hits. (Radiation Records/Lively Youth #528)

METZ - Eraser/Pure Auto 7" (Color Vinyl)
Toronto, Canada-based Metz has consistently continued to gain praise for their fabled live performances as well as their general uncompromising attitude towards their creative output, regardless of public reception (which is, in fact, quite positive). After two well-received full-length albums since the band's inception in 2012 (self-titled and "II") and an incredible amount of touring, the trio has now teamed up with Three One G for the first time to release this "Eraser b/w Pure Auto" 7". No tempo is sacred and no riff too maniacal on this release, which is about par for the course when dealing with Metz. (31g Records #82)

COOLSIDE - Exploration Of Self 7" (Color Vinyl)
Southern California has a long history of producing it's own hardcore sound that has often been the source of continued inspiration and imitation. Culled from this history, Lancaster, CA's Coolside put seven tracks to wax on their Indecision debut that dares challenge the notion that there's nothing new under the sun. Direct to the point, it's good, old-fashioned hardcore with a modern approach. Limited edition of 500 copies. (Indecision Records #116)

THROWDOWN - Beyond Repair LP (Color Vinyl)
Originally released in March of 1999, Throwdown's debut album, "Beyond Repair," helped usher in a wave of Orange County hardcore that was unlike any before it. Big sing-alongs backed by even bigger breakdowns that helped catapult the band from small-room local bills to national and international tours and festivals. This special pressing commemorates the 20 years that have passed since this album's initial release and the starting place for a legacy that still survives today. New pressing now available on orange vinyl. (Indecision Records #18)

SNFU - Better Than A Stick In The Eye CD
Now re-issued, after a ten+ year absence! "Better Than a Stick in the Eye" was the third album by Canadian punk rock band SNFU. The album was released in 1988 by Cargo Records. It marked a return to a direct and unadorned sound following its comparatively experimental predecessor, "If You Swear, You'll Catch No Fish". The album was released in December 1988, while the band was on their first European tour. SNFU spent the next several months touring in support of the new album, but disbanded the following September due to exhaustion and disagreements among members. In a retrospective review, AllMusic's Vincent Jefferies awarded the album four out of five stars and wrote that the album "captures the best hardcore qualities of SNFU with its diverse musical exchanges and imaginative accounts of the contrarian, ironic punk lifestyle. (Cargo Records #1 CD)

(restock) PHYSIQUE - The Evolution Of Combat LP
Physique are back to start 2019 with their devastating sophomore release, The Evolution of Combat! 10 tracks of precisely executed Disbones Crasher Crust! (Distort Reality Records #42)

Descriptions for 2/23/19

ARCTIC FLOWERS - Straight To The Hunter LP
Portland's Arctic Flowers have explored unique attempts at cross-pollinating genres that have grown apart over the course of the evolution of dark music, re-incorporating styles usually seen as mutually exclusive in today's fractured (and fractious) punk scene. The end result has been a catalog that is one of the current punk scene's most ambitious, challenging, and rewarding to listen to. Formed in 2009 Arctic Flowers has multiple releases under their belt. "Straight to The Hunter" is their newest full length. Self released by the band. Eleven tracks. (Arctic Flowers Records #3)

V2 - At The Edge Of Chaos LP
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. V2 gigs were chaotic, but this was where they really made their mark. Audiences were treated to a white-faced, black-eyed, bad-skinned young band wearing Frankenstein boots, who attacked the crowd with guitars hacked into cricket bats, bombed them with flour bags and once, set them on fire with cheap flash-bombs thrown by a drunken 'helper'. You either loved 'em or you fuckin' hated em! Faced with a constant lack of money/motivation and bad management the band fell to bits. Underachievement has given the band a cult status that some 'more successful bands' can only dream of... This LP compiles both of their classic singles 'Man In The Box' and 'Speed Freak', their withdrawn third single 'Is Anyone Out There?' and various studio recordings that never saw the light of day, packed in a full colour cover with insert detailing the band's history. 500 made. (Overground Records #167)

NECROGOSTO - Demo 1 tape cassette
Hailing from Sao Paulo, Necrogosto carries on the tradition of early Brazilian deathcore as it was originally established by bands in the Minas Gerais scene of the late 1980s and as it was propagated to the rest of the world by Cogumelo Records. This demo exhibits the same primitive and feral sound pioneered by Necrogosto's compatriots in Sarcófago, Expluser, Sextrash, Necrófago, and others of a similar ilk. However, unlike many contemporaries who have tried and failed to recapture the sound of their ancestors, this debut demo could easily be mistaken as an unearthed relic from that very same time and place. (Nuclear War Now Records #434)

DECOMP - s/t 7"
Decomposing Portland-City crust! Debut ep! 4 tracks of ripping Doom/Sacrilege/ENT/English Dogs style metal punk! (Whisper In Darkness Records #32)

ABANDONED - Killed By Faith LP
Originally released in 1985, this is the sole album by Tony Cadenas' own THE ABANDONED, the band he formed after the ADOLESCENTS original break up in 1981. Sounding a lot like Tony's original band but with an heavier GERMS' influence, and a more metallic, darker, almost motorhead-esque touch. As long as Adolescents got back on track, right before releasing their mid 80's comeback masterpiece 'Brats In Battalions' this obscure page of California punk rock history got completely forgot and never reopened until today. A band that really pushed the boundaries for the time while sticking to their roots, something most bands were not able to do. A must for all California Punk Rock maniacs out there! (Radiation Records #69)

SUBVERSIVE RITE - Songs for the End Times LP
NY punk heavily influenced by the early 80s UK scene ala Sacrilege demos, Varukers, & Potential Threat. Members of some other fuckin bands. The demos were good, this LP is much better. Strangely timeless, I feel like this could have come out in '85, '95, or '05, but seems really fresh to my ears too. 550 copies, art by Joe B, recorded by Scott Tamucci at Danbro Studios, mastered at Noise Room, Tokyo. (Vinyl Rites/Bloody Master Records #6)

HYENA - Demos LP
Atlanta veterans featuring members of Mercenary, Bukkake Boys, Carbonas, and a bunch of other shit playing hardcore punk as it should be played. No outfits, no fake attitude, no broken english lyrics, just hard fast punk. 220 copies on black vinyl, screen printed covers. (Vinyl Rites/Bloody Master Records #5)

POLLUTION - R Smut LP
Aggressive - quasi-experimental and brutal- This record appeals to those looking for that extra dose of kick ass hardcore meets metal matrimony. I am not sure if this helps but I personally like to pair this record with Child Abuse's "Cut and Run" LP, whenever I am entertaining. (Vinyl Rites/C6 Recordings #3)

HELLKONTROLL - Wanker War 10"
The second pressing of Vinyl Rites house favorite, Wanker War. Intense, violent and uncompromising noise punk with super fast drumming and a thick recording. Decipherable songs under walls of noise, not unlike greats FRIGORA and GLOOM, but with a bleaker and more apocalyptic outlook. (Vinyl Rites Records #21)

COHERENCE - Of Alternate Spaces LP
Debut full length on Get Better Records and AF-Records featuring 8-tracks of emotive hardcore akin to the dark, raw, and intense sound of the 90s. Looking to many punk/emo/hardcore bands for influences such as: Spitboy, fourhundredyears, Sleepy Time Trio, Rainer Maria, Unwound, Dahlia Seed, and One Last Wish. Lyrically (in English, Arabic, and Farsi) COHERENCE speaks about diaspora, assimilation, anti-colonialism, personal struggles that are exacerbated and perpetuated due to white supremacy, as well as including the narratives of immigrant families. COHERENCE includes members from many other projects including: Jabber, Long Knives, My Parade, Watercolor Paintings, Drawing Water, Ten Thousand Leagues, Pills, SOAR. (Get Better Records #73)

ALIEN BOY - Night Danger LP
Punk as fuck, political rock'n'roll from this powerhouse group from Vancouver. This is the kind of band I've been waiting to hear for a minute. A rousing and charged record of melodic punk to move and inspire. For fans of La Fraction, The Gits, Vĺnna Inget, etc. This record is a bit of a departure from the crusty and noisy punk Desolate often releases. But it's an amazing the record and the kind of punk the world needs right now. And don't worry it's still a D beat record. (Desolate Records #16)

GEIGER COUNTER/ZUDAS CRUST - split cassette tape
Minneapolis' post futurist crust punks team up with long running Indonesian crasher crusties. Pro dubbed cassette with 5 tracks of crashing and powerful punk. This tape contains the 3 tracks left over from the Geiger Counter sessions of the Nuclear EP which will finally be available in the US from Profane Existence this week. (Desolate Records #12)

DEMENTED ARE GO - In Sickness LP
One of the undisputed classics of the psychobilly wave, up there with the Meteors' 'In Heaven' and 'Held Down At Last' by Guana Batz, Demented Are Go's 1986 debut album combines absolutely smokin' hot rockabilly with the fury of British punk and song lyrics that can only be described as, um, demented. Glorious rock and roll hymns like 'Pervy In The Park', 'Transvestite Blues', and '(I Was Born On A) Busted Hymen' (not to mention the craziest version of Gene Vincent's classic 'Be Bop A Lula' ever made!) speak for themselves. A must! (Radiation Records #2)

NEGAZIONE - ...Lo Spirito Continva... LP
Probably on the top five of hardcore punk lps of all times, Negazione's debut 'Lo Spirito Continua' was one long awaited reissue. After a years long negotiation between most Italian reissue labels, the legendary CONTEMPO label stepped in. Remastered, deluxe reissue of the original (actually Dutch, not Italian) version with blue cover. This is pure, 100% Italian hardcore at his best. File next to Raw Power and Indigesti. (Radiation Records/Contempo #14)

HUBBLE BUBBLE - s/t LP
One of the undisputed European Punk classics, Hubble Bubble's 1977 debut LP is back on vinyl again for the joy of all true KBD punk rock conosseurs. A true legend for the few, featuring a very young Plastic Bertrand on drums Hubble Bubble formed in 1973 and released their first album on Barclay. This long awaited 'Belgian Waffles' label reissue also comes with repros of two promotional posters from those days. Punk rock! (Radiaition Records/Belgian Waffles #10)

HUBBLE BUBBLE - New Promotion 7"
Reissue of Hubble Bubble impossible to find single from 1978 on the Belgian Waffles label. Originally published on sinus music, features 'new prootion' and 'you'll be the one'! Top killed by death europunk! (Radiaition Records/Belgian Waffles #9)

THE PINCHERS - Tonight 7"
Reissue for a legendary Belgian punk release, originally from 1981 on the Color label. Featured on the Bloodstains Across Belgium vol 2 compilation and widely acclaimed by all 'killed by death' punk rock maniacs around the world, the Pinchers sole release gets the reissue treatment from the Belgian Waffles label. 2 tracks of snotty and primitive rock and roll. Originals go way above 500 bucks on line (and they don't show up much). Limited to 500! Hurry Up. (Radiaition Records/Belgian Waffles #8)

(restock) 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)

(restock) MURDERER - I Did it All For You LP
Five years after their sudden and striking appearance on the New York punk scene Murderer have re-emerged with their long-awaited full length LP. While earlier efforts constantly reconfigured the blown-out anthems of Nabat (particularly "Asociale Oi"), I Did it All For You is that rarest kind of follow-up: one that moves forward with expansiveness and sophistication that, rather than diluting the original formula, heightens its intensity in an unexpected but wholly natural way. Rolling, infectious Wire-like hooks are set inside the dreary atmosphere of the Wipers, as gang vocals issue simple, hard-headed proclamations about life in the streets and the shadows. Hints of modern soul keyboard and reverb-drenched, faraway guitar leads texture the album. A modern heir not only to the best introspective punk bands but to the street corner rhythm-and-blues groups assembling in the decades before them. (Toxic State Records #34)

Descriptions for 2/16/19

MESRINE - Source Of Hatred LP
Bran new 2017 album from Quebec City grindcore veterans Mesrine. This album celebrates the 20 years of whirlwind grindcore madness and covers all the era of the band! Mincecore, grinding death, crossover influences and more! The best production the band ever have in years! Mesrine are considered by many as one of the most important grindcore band from the Canadian scene! They did 3 Euro tour, toured Canada, played Obsene Extreme 3 times, played at Maryland death fest and many other great fest in Europe! Mesrine got more than 40 releases if you count all the split e.p's, cassettes and albums! (Doomsday Machine Records #23)

DAHMER - The Studio Sessions 2xLP
Finally available for the first time on vinyl! Dahmer plays some crushing in-your-face crusty grindcore with some pitch shifted vocals accentuated with pissed off vocals!! Dahmer is considered by many as THE BAND as far as Canadian's grindcore scene ever withness! We surely feel the influences from 90's extreme bands such as Agathocles, Disrupt, Crossed Out and of course Dropdead! They play in the ''crusty punk'' side of the grind mixed up with a bit of gory vocals! Dahmer were and are still anti-stardom guys with 100% diy ethic even today! They made a name out of themselves back in the ''tape trading'' era of the punk scene. The Discography includes all the songs from: The split with Saturation, split with Wadge, split with IRF, split with Jean Seberg, split with Denak 2 songs e.p 9 songs 7'', split with Suppression, The 1996 Demo and the album Dahmerized. (Doomsday Machine Records #24)

BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA/BOMBNATION - split LP
This is a split LP between Austin, Texas's punk-metal stalwarts BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA and Quebec city's mad thrashers BOMBNATION. BFT features crossover premier drummer, Felix Griffin from DRI and Detroit's COLD AS LIFE original bass player Craig Holloway, who also did a lot of artworks for many hc bands such as Agnostic Front, Negative Approach and much more!. Vocals are really hardcore oriented while guitar riffs are more metal! Tracks from Blunt force Trauma are taken from Hatred for the State ep (self released by the band on cd in the USA) With a different artwork also done by Craig. It's the band's only recording out on vinyl.Bombnation features members of Fistfuck and Mesrine. Dan Lilker once said after sharing the stage with them, this vocalist reminds me of a young Tom Araya! Bombnation's songs are more crossover oriented than the previous release! For fans of DRI, SOD, SLAYER and MUNICIPAL WASTE. (Doomsday Machine Records #8)

BAD SLEEP - s/t LP
Formed in 2016, Olympia, Washington's punk three piece Bad Sleep play short sharp and catchy powerpop songs. With nods to the Ramones, The Mice and even a hint of Cocksparrer their debut full length follows two E.Ps, one European and two U.S Tours and shows with Built to Spill, Iron Chic, RVIVR, Radiator Hospital, Bad Moves, and Screaming Females among others. It's ten tracks of fizzing, poppy, straight ahead garage punk born of basements and dive bars, clocking in at less than 20 brilliant minutes. Featuring members of Parasol and Xylitol. (Square of Opposition Records #89)

BAD HEAVEN LTD - Cool Hell LP
I love this record. Mixing gloom and pop, Bad Heaven LTD sounds like if Elliott Smith and Grandaddy joined forces. Delicate vocals hover over bright guitar and an understated low end. Cool Hell is a perfect sun shower of an album: heartfelt, desperate, but with a bit of hope peeking through the clouds. There's a one hundred percent chance this'll be on heavy rotation for the next few months. Members of Snowing, Street Smart Cyclist, Dogs on Acid. First press of 200 on marble vinyl with screened cover. (Square of Opposition Records #88)

TRES OUI - Singles Going Nowhere LP
Eight seconds into the bass/drum combo opening of "Fall Back," Singles Going Nowhere cements its aesthetic by careening into iridescent pop territory. Five songs clocking in at 17 minutes, the debut EP from Austin fivepiece Tres Oui comes across as lyrically abstract aside from "Prince of Pop," a love song for Prefab Sprout courtesy of frontman and guitarist Nathaniel Cardaci, whose Eighties power-pop vocal affectation matches a musical effort focused on building a cohesive sonic luster. Ian Jensen's synth-y sheen and ethereal vocals lent by Hannah Read steer Tres Oui closer to dream-pop, but it's all rooted firmly in jangly, buoyant guitars and Seth Whaland's chugging basslines. The disc's greatest strength lives in its unusual compositions and the group's innate awareness of when to let things breathe, like when the denouement of slower cut "Twin Peaks" unexpectedly rears back into an astral, instrumental clamor. Former members of Literature. EP released on CD by Waterslide Records (Japan). Full length LP released in 2018 by Shrimper. (Square of Opposition Records #84)

MARTIN - Slaughter Beach LP
Between the first time Spraynard broke up and reformed, Pat Graham started a band called Martin w/ Todd (of the Headies) and Stefan (a generally swell person). They released one 7" via Square of Opp and delaware's De Nada Records, went on one tour, and then recorded a full length. By the time that recording was ready to go to a pressing plant, Spraynard was in the process of being resurrected and Pat no longer wanted to release it. The songs were bitter and the new band was going to take a back seat to reforming Spraynard, which actually just turned into a full dissolution. I kept nagging Pat, kept pleading to exorcise the demon that was the ill-fated, unreleased Martin LP. I got what I wanted and we're finally pressing the record. It will not be repressed. Covers will be screened. 300 copies on split trash color vinyl. (Square of Opposition Records #81)

BONEHUNTER - Children of the Atom LP/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 Records #249)

WITCHING HOUR - And Silent Grief Shadows The Passing Moon LP/CD
Sequenced like a story and flowing with almost dream-like ease, ...And Silent Grief Shadows the Passing Moon is the album whereby WITCHING HOUR move from sepulchral blackthrash magick towards ancient metal mysticism. The transition is an enviously fluid one, as the characteristically high songwriting standards the band have held from the beginning are now transposed onto more nuanced, dynamic, and timelessly HEAVY METAL creations. It all sounds as old as time itself, yet breathes and heaves with a positively invigorating freshness. Glorious and gloomy melodies gallop forward into the fog-choaked night, instilling an atmosphere that's simply impossible to shake, but also latching their claws into the deepest, most emotional corners of the soul. For WITCHING HOUR create an experience here, one that honorably straddles the divide between traditional metal's rigorous foundation and black metal's orthodox/unorthodox duality. Put another way, ...And Silent Grief Shadows the Passing Moon is a 43-minute, absolutely addicting journey from which you'll never want to return. (Hells Headbangers Records #224)

GOATHAMMER - Ceremony Of Morbid Destruction LP (with poster)
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. The more things change, the more they stay the same, so engage in a true Ceremony of Morbid Destruction with GOATHAMMER! (Hells Headbangers Records #247)

LENNY LASHLEY'S GANG OF ONE - All Are Welcome LP/CD (colored vinyl)
Lenny Lashley is a household name in New England and beyond. Lenny Lashley's Gang Of One is hands down the best example of the talent and creativity pouring out of this incredible soul. The underlying message that this release conveys could not be better timed, as the world is desperately in need of a voice of reason this crisp and clear. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Pirate's Press Records #226)

(repress) LENNY LASHLEY'S GANG OF ONE - Illuminator LP
Lenny Lashley's Gang Of One is the latest project from the former Darkbuster frontman Lenny Lashley. These ten, new, original tunes run the gamut of straight-up rock to heart-wrenching acoustic tunes. It documents some of what life has dealt Lenny over the past few years and how he has come to deal with it and is undoubtedly Lenny Lashley's best work to date. LP includes digital download and is limited to 250 copies. (Pirates Press Records #93)

Descriptions for 2/9/19

BLUE HUMMINGBIRD ON THE LEFT - Atl Tlachinolli LP/CD
Blue Hummingbird on the Left's long-awaited debut album "Atl Tlachinolli" is finally out! The union of fire and water, bringing forth the sacred war. War chapter of the Black Twilight Circle brings life once more to the forgotten words and stories of the Aztec warriors of the past. Indigenous instruments flow like water alongside the fiery force of pagan black metal. Hymns of war, odes to the lords. Hail Huitzilopochtli! Hail Tlaloc! (Nuclear War Now Records #416)

NOMENCLATURE DIABLERIE - 888 LP
Occasionally, amid the deluge of new music and the endless procession of reissues, some truly remarkable, nearly forgotten recording rises to the surface. Such is the case with Nomenclature Diablerie's 888 demo. Formed in Sydney, Australia in 1988, Nomenclature Diablerie was a short-lived project based on songs written by guitarist Matty Boomsticks. The scene in Sydney at the time was potent. Deathrash pioneers Slaughter Lord spearheaded the extreme metal movement, and Sadistik Exekution's emergence a couple years later set the trajectory for the frenetic and chaotic style that would eventually dominate the Australian scene. Originally released in 1988 in an edition of around 500 tapes, and pressed again in 1999 as a very poor sounding 7" limited to 200, these tracks have never been given a proper release until now. Presented here as a 45 RPM 12" with full size cover art, this definitive reissue is intended to restore Nomenclature Diablerie to its proper place in the canon of Australian extreme metal. (Nuclear War Now Records #427)

DEVIANT - Loading The Gun 7"
Queer hardcore punk from Richmond, VA that pulls from late 2000's Richmond hardcore as much as it doesn 80's USHC. Sharing members with Nosebleed, Mad Existence, Haircut, Itch etc., Deviant seeks not to reinvent the wheel, yet destroy it; preferring to incite chaos than create an artistic statement. Lyrics dealing with self hatred, self homophobia and disease; deviant isn't interested in presenting their pain, but inflicting it. Released on new label, 11 PM records, Deviant will be touring across america in 2019. (11 PM Records #1)

CLARKO - Medeocre Man 7"
Deformed new wave cut with wit and charm played by "America's little brother" who is known to us simply as Clark. A real 2 + 2 = 5 kind of guy. Clark likes Devo and We like Devo therefore We like Clark. Can you math? CLARKO can. Why don't you let him crunch your numbers, maaaaan. 1st of 5 in the Systemic Surgery series each hand numbered and limited to 200. Hand stamped labels on black vinyl housed in a custom die cut sleeve with a risograph print hand glued to the front. Classy. (Iron Lung Records #129)

HOMELESS CADAVER - Fat Skeleton 7"
I once heard a story about seeing a guy in pretty rough shape digging through the trash for something, anything. It was outside of a shitty fast-food joint like Naugles or Jimboy's or something. Anyway, his face lit up when he gripped a prize and whipped a slimy bag of past date steak chunks outta the can. He proceeded to squeeze the contents into his mouth, chewing and gagging the whole time, like a snake trying to choke down a severed leg from a car accident or something. That's what the music sounds like too. Get gross with it, like Bobby Soxx at a high school dance. 2nd of 5 in the Systemic Surgery series each hand numbered and limited to 200. Hand stamped labels on black vinyl housed in a custom die cut sleeve with a risograph print hand glued to the front. Classy. (Iron Lung Records #130)

GOSPEL - The Moon Is A Dead World LPx2
This record was previously released on Level Plane Records in 2005 and has since been out of print. GOSPEL's "The Moon Is A Dead World," originally released in 2005 on Level Plane and recorded by Kurt Ballou at God City, came together at the tail end of the diverse turn-of-the-century hardcore scene. TMIADW was an ambitious, mysterious and innovative blend of hardcore, punk, post-rock, prog, psychedelia, space rock and metal. The album created a sense of adventure, high energy and technical prowess, with each song having an abundance of highlights, with clever changes in tempo and intensity. Taking influence from their contemporaries, but also diversifying and building their own sound, GOSPEL would have easily fit on a bill with bands like Cave In (both "Until Your Heart Stops" and "Jupiter" eras), Converge, Botch, City of Caterpillar, Circle Takes The Square, Mastodon and At The Drive In, however their varied influences also put them in the ranks of bands like King Crimson, Yes and Black Sabbath. This reissue by Repeater Records has been remastered by Josh Bonati with updated art and insert. LP comes with a digital download card. (Repeater Records #5)

SEDITIONARIES - Wherewolf 7"
Seditionaries were a Los Angeles punk band active in the early 80's, playing numerous gigs throughout the city they were able to only release one 7" during their existence. Heavily influenced by The Damned, "Wherewolf" sounds like it could be a lost UK punk classic, played through the classic So Cal punk filter. The B side "Shapes" is a sped up cover of the Yardbirds classic "Shapes Of Things To Come" but done in a way that would make Siouxsie Sioux proud. Meat House Productions and Antitodo are extremely proud to present an official reissue from this lost Los Angeles punk classic with deluxe glue pocket sleeve and lyrics presented for the first time ever. (Meat House Records #1)

SHEEVA YOGA/DOG EGGS - split LP
The idea of doing this brilliant split was born sometime back in 2014 at a gig in Leeds, where both bands met during the Sheeva Yoga European/UK Tour. After four years of work, this piece of wax is finished and for me personally an eternal remembrance of the gig. Sheeva Yoga from Ostrava (Czech Republic) and their frantic fastcore/powerviolence hardcore cocktail in a typical line is owned by Sheeva Yoga. If you're into bands like Spazz, Iron Lung, Endless Blockade, you're on the right track. Dog Eggs are right from Leeds (UK) and you will find a lot of familiar faces of the UK powerviolence hatchery as members of Famine, Lugubrious Children, The Afternoon Gentlemen, etc. Musically it's a mix of old UK punk, thrash-surf-core and fastcore sticky, forms a genius cloud that kills live. (Dead Heroes Records #60.5)

PRUGELKNABE/OTLOUKANEK - split 10"
Expansive five-member grindcore formations are costly dinosaurs, therefore under the influence of the economic crisis PRÜGELKNABE emerged as a straightforward powerviolence duo. The concept of a grindcore band as a permanent body had to be discarded and replaced by a free form of free jazz-fastcore / grind associations, that was why the OTLOUKÁNEK was born. And this is their common schizophrenic recording! Both bands with members of Sheeva Yoga (Cze). For all fans of powerviolence bands duty. (Dead Heroes Records #59.5)

MANGLE/FETUS CHRIST - split 7"
Abrand-new set of tunes from a cider-violence/weed-grinder machine based in Hereford. Fetus Christ are a trio of blast-beat loving miscreants who blend volatile, grindy spasms with a thick layer of rancid crust that wouldn't sound out of place on a Doom record. It's an invigoratingly unpleasant mixture, and if you've ever caught these guys live you'll already be well aware of how much vitriol these guys can muster. A funeral speech of sludgy power-violence madness from Leicester. the best UK response on Iron Lung and The Endless Blockade ..... insanely good riffs, the guys are now in Nazi Killer and Nothing Clean. (Dead Heroes Records #59)

BLACK DEATH - s/t LP (gatefold with a bonus 7")
HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present a special, LONG-overdue reissue of BLACK DEATH's self-titled debut album. Highly sought after by collectors, not only is Black Death a crucial piece in the rich history of Cleveland heavy metal, its original 1984 release marks the first full-length by an all-African-American heavy metal band. More than that, with the band's origins dating back to 1977, BLACK DEATH are largely known to be the first African-American metal band. But most of all, BLACK DEATH's lone album is a fucking classic of raw 'n' wild HEAVY fucking METAL with a thirst for the epic and dramatic. BLACK DEATH's original lineup consisted of Siki Spacek on lead vocals and lead guitar, Phillip Bullard on drums and percussion, bassist Daryl Harris, and guitarist Gregg Hicks. "This was the original, classic lineup of the band," says Spacek. "I met these guys waaaaaay back in 1977 while I was in the 11th grade, on the exact same day that I was expelled from school. At this point in time, I had already decided that music was the direction that I wanted to take my life in, and heavy metal was the perfect way to accomplish this goal." (Hells Headbangers Records #209)

PROFANATICA - Disgusting Blasphemies Against God LP
One of 2010's most highly anticipated black metal records, "Disgusting Blasphemies Against God" cements PROFANATICA's position as true legends of extreme Black Metal. The original purveyors of bleeding-raw barbarity and mesmerizing filth, unleash filthy black shit across the album's ten rituals of desecration & destruction, truly becoming "Disgusting Blasphemies Against God." Whereas some listeners felt their preceding record was a bit too "clean," PROFANATICA render DBAG in its foulest, most unclean form... unrepentant & unholy, its hymns embrace the characteristic Profanatica Sound and new avenues of sonic degradation. RECOMMENDED FOR MANIACS OF: blood, blasphemy, desecration, perversion... TRUE PROFANE BLACK METAL BARBARISM! (Hells Headbangers Records #50)

PROFANATICA - Profanatitas De Domonatia LP
Their highly anticipated debut full length studio album from 2007 now re-issued on vinyl over a decade later! One of the most influential and original godfathers of extreme Black Metal. Spilling holy blood with 10 ruthlessly scourging Profanatica signature style hymns, Profanatitas De Domonatia is a continuation from where the black cult vanished in 1992. Profanatica vomit on your god and shit on your so-called Black Metal!! (Hells Headbangers Records #19)

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

(repress) DRUID LORD - Grotesque Offerings CD
The band's first record for their new label home, Grotesque Offerings is both a consolidation and intensification of DRUID LORD's ever-considerable strengths. Eerie and utterly crushing doom/DEATH metal, DRUID LORD soak their molten creations in obscure, horror-inspired lyrics from beyond the grave. Across the 50 mysterious minutes comprising Grotesque Offerings, they evoke the haunts of old from where shadows conjure spells of gloom. DRUID LORD are grounded in the darkest and most underground death metal, of course, but take considerable influence from old horror films, particularly the atmosphere cloaking the classic movies of Lucio Fulci, Mario Bava, Dario Argento, and John Carpenter. It's a deceptively simple formula, but one that's done with masterful subtlety and a graven sense of purpose: simply, they LIVE IT, breathing deeply the true, timeless essence of supernatural horror. And that stark simplicity - the leads that linger like fog, the gutted low-end, the stunning sense of dread-inducing melody - is absolutely bewitching within these Grotesque Offerings. (Hells Headbangers Records #202 CD)

(repress) GORGUTS - Obscura LPx2 gatefold
Relentless, punishing & highly evolved death metal compositions which compel repeated listens and command respect. A definite but logical departure from their earlier more traditional RoadRunner offerings, Obscura sees the band return after 5 years with a new lineup and a much more original, innovative and extreme approach to metal. Obscura is technical, jarring, quite often harsh and discordant, yet maintains a seamless flow and includes elements of disciplined groove and sophisticated harmony. It is quite rightly regarded as a groundbreaking and pioneering work of extreme metal. Over an hour long, this unrivalled monsterous onslaught comes to vinyl for the first time ever - Double Gatefold LP. (Nuclear War Now/War on Music #36)

(repress) GORGUTS - From Wisdom To Hate LP
Groundbreaking Jazz-blasted techincal death metal. In sound and style, FWTH is actually more predecessor than successor to the previous release "Obscura". Less frenetic, more focused and more precise in its ultimate goal. Where "Obscura" shot at you from a thousand different directions at once, this album hits you square between the eyes with one single thread of light. Still remaining are the guitar psycho-scrapes from Luc Lemay and newly-acquired axeman Daniel Mongrain (VOIVOD, MARTYR), but they have been more skilfully interspersed between the bodies of the main riffs. A painfully underrated album, FWTH is perfect combination of the early traditional Gorguts records, and the avant garde mania of Obscura (Nuclear War Now/War on Music #21)

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

Descriptions for 2/2/19

ORCHID - Chaos is Me LP 20th anniversary silver foil edition
In 1999 Ebullition released the Orchid - Chaos is Me LP. At the time Orchid was a fairly new and unheard of band. It was the 45th release on Ebullition, but over time it became the most popular band and record that Ebullition ever had the privilege of releasing. In honor of this, in 2019 Ebullition has decided to releases a special limited edition 20th anniversary version of this monumental LP. Colored vinyl and a special foil printed cover with all of the grey elements from the original cover replaced with the silver foil. Limited to 1,500 copies. (Ebullition Records #45)

SABBAT - Evoke LPx2
Over the course of the label's history, few bands have earned and received a level of support from Nuclear War Now! comparable to that of the legendary Sabbat. The long-term mutual respect between label and band culminated in the 2014 box set, "Sabbatical Earlyearslaught," which compiled both the seminal and previously-unreleased recordings of the band and its previous incarnations from its inception up to the release of its first album, "Envenom," from 1991. Since then, NWN! has begun the endeavor or releasing Sabbat's subsequent early albums on LP format for the American market with particular attention paid to maintaining the authentic spirit of the original CD releases from Gezol's own label, Evil Records, beginning with the January 2018 reissue of "Envenom." Now, approximately one year later, NWN! proudly presents the vinyl reissue of the band's second album, "Evoke," originally released in 1992. As was done with "Envenom," no consideration has been overlooked in representing the recording as faithfully as possible to the band's original vision, both musically and aesthetically. (Nuclear War Now Records #422)

ZOUNDS - Can't Cheat Karma LP
The second release on Sealed Records is a 14 Track round up of the five singles by Zounds. The debut single from 1980 Can't Cheat Karma was released on Crass Records and 39 Years later still stands as one of the finest singles both politically and musically. For the next three singles Zounds released them on Rough Trade Records, along with their debut album The Curse of Zounds. 1981's Demystification was a tense and stark masterpiece. It was followed by the haunting Mikey Dread-produced Dancing and then the more straight up pop of More Trouble Coming Everyday. The final single of Zounds Mark 1 was La Vacht Qui Rit released on Belgium label Not So Brave in 1983 and was originally supposed to be a split single with The Mob but ended up with two scratchy studio tracks and two rough and raw live tracks recorded in Holland in 1982. Every home should have these essential Zounds recordings. Comes with A2 double sided poster. (La Vida Es Un Mus/Sealed Records #2)

MAXIMUM ROCK'N'ROLL #430 (March 2019)
Maximum Rocknroll #430, the March 2019 issue, is here. This month our cover features HETEROFOBIA, who interviewer Violeta Hinojosa says "makes you want to dance and spit on straight hardcore dudes' faces"! VITAL IDLES from Glasgow talk about their sound and creating DIY art in the modern age. We also hear from PERRA VIDA, a killer feminist hardcore band from Lima, Peru, and PORVENIR OSCURO from NYC via Colombia, whose raging sound incorporates classic elements of Finnish hardcore and Spanish punk. Experimental post-punk trio COME HOLY SPIRIT discuss life in their home city Pittsburgh, PA, while the UK veterans in SIGNAL CRIMES give us the lowdown on their latest project (and yes, they do mention Thatcher and Reagan!). MRR says goodbye to club owner and all around San Francisco legend Tom Guido. We talk with LA's Denée Segall about her newest band the CIA, and with MOLAR, a band from all over the place geographically and musically. Indonesia's KATASTROV share their thoughts on exploitation, fundamentalism, and Motörhead! Of course there's our usual big-ass record reviews section as well as demo and book reviews, and a BIG announcement from MRR (which you've probably heard if you have the internet) along with a bountiful letters section on that topic. (Maximum Rock'n'Roll #430)

MOCK EXECUTION - Reality Attack 7"
Mock Execution suddenly appeared on the Chicago basement scene and began kicking everyone's ass with their over the top, fast, hardcore-punk garbage, that we all love. 6 tracks of ferocious hardcore that'll bring classic Finnish bands to mind along with some other smearing of eclectic, euro-hardcore trash that peppers most punks record collections. No fakes on this platter just PUNKS playing what they love. Sleeve and insert are silk-screened. (Lengua Armada Records #86)

MURDERER - I Did it All For You LP
Five years after their sudden and striking appearance on the New York punk scene Murderer have re-emerged with their long-awaited full length LP. While earlier efforts constantly reconfigured the blown-out anthems of Nabat (particularly "Asociale Oi"), I Did it All For You is that rarest kind of follow-up: one that moves forward with expansiveness and sophistication that, rather than diluting the original formula, heightens its intensity in an unexpected but wholly natural way. Rolling, infectious Wire-like hooks are set inside the dreary atmosphere of the Wipers, as gang vocals issue simple, hard-headed proclamations about life in the streets and the shadows. Hints of modern soul keyboard and reverb-drenched, faraway guitar leads texture the album. A modern heir not only to the best introspective punk bands but to the street corner rhythm-and-blues groups assembling in the decades before them. (Toxic State Records #34)

THE SMARTHEARTS - On the Line LP The debut LP from Philadelphia's Smarthearts (members of SHEER MAG, THE GUESTS, DEVIL MASTER, GRAVETURNER). Two rerecorded songs from their 2016 demo alongside eight hot new cuts of pure power pop joy. (Wilsuns Recordings #96)

VAASKA - Inocentes Condenados 7"
A lot has happened in the three years since the "FUTURO PRIMITIVO" EP dropped in correlation with the band's 2016 Japanese tour and now VAASKA returns to a world that's worse off with what could possibly be their final statement in the form of the "INOCENTES CONDENADOS" EP. Six tracks of smoldering D-Beat based hardcore punk which could arguably be the greatest recording session of their 10+ years as a band. Mastered by Kenko at Communichaos Media Clay Station in Sweden AKA exactly who you want to be twisting the knobs on a project like this. Each record comes in a Discharge style pocket sleeve with collaborative effort imagery by Todo Destruido, Jack Blackmon and Ryan Fromdeland. Limited to 500 copies. (Beach Impediment #37)

MURO - Ataque Hardcore Punk LP
What is there that can be said about Bogota, Colombia's MURO that can even remotely rationalize the true force of nature that they are both in the recorded setting and as a live entity? The initiated know the deal but for those that don't... welcome! Originally released by the outstanding Nordic based Byllepest Distro label in 2017, the "ATAQUE HARDCORE PUNK" 12" was repressed for the band's explosive appearance at NOT DEAD YET 2018 and the Canadian tour that followed shortly thereafter. Channeling the ferocity of other regional greats while contributing a take on the genre that is undeniably all their own, Beach Impediment Records is honored to aid in the North American advancement of this modern day South American hardcore punk classic. Each record comes in a DIY style paper sleeve containing two massive poster inserts, all of which was screen printed and assembled by the members of MURO at their Casa Rat Trap Collective in Bogota. Keep an ear to the ground as there will be more to come from this outstanding group in 2019. Limited to 500 copies. (Beach Impediment #36)

DESGRASIA JUBENIL - Mexico LP
Desgrasia Jubenil from south México City have been crafting amazing songs in a dirty room since 2014 instead of going to parties and hanging out with pretty punks. If you are not from around, they are pretty much DF's best kept secret. Locally they have been developing a cult following because they are one of the finest bands in the city and they really don't give a fuck about being liked or not.Musically it's hard to describe them, sometimes they sound like spanish TNT or that they have been listening to the Punk Que? Punk comp all their life but you can also listen to the mexican punk influence. They have an unique sound and even if the music is simple and catchy you immediately realize that they take care of each song. Lyrics are about the terrible circumstances of violence in the country but treated some times with a healthy dose of irony and humor other bands haven't been smart enough to use. After all these years they have finally completed their first LP on Cintas Pepe. Desgrasia Jubenil are not in a hurry of getting noticed, they rather drink a caguama, smoke a joint and enjoy a nice afternoon. As expected with Cintas Pepe releases these are silkscreened in really thin card stock and look beautiful. (La Vida Es Un Mus/Cintas Pepa Record #12)

HELLKRUSHER - Human Misery LP
The fourth studio album of Newcastle upon Tyne's crust punk institution by the name HELLKRUSHER. The band formed in 1989 by members of "Hellbastard" and "Energetic Krusher" and soon became an institution within the Crustpunk genre. They released several albums and Eps along their way as well as extensive tours with FINAL WARNING and DIRT in the nineties. Now, apart from a couple of split 7"s between 1997 and 2017, this forth studio album is the first full length in 21 years. Fourteen raging and pumping songs about the horrors of modern society in everyday way. Musically linked somewhere between VARUKERS and "Hear Nothing, Say Nothing" DISCHARGE, all twisted up with a massive doses of thrash and crust core. Well done Hellkrusher! Recorded by Rich Doney at Landscape Studios Stanghow 2015/2016. Artwork by Andy Lefton. Includes Digital Download! (Ruination Records #44)

MORUS - Cialo Obce LP
"Cialo Obce" is polish for "foreign body" and also the debut album of MORUS from Warsaw/Poland. MORUS play fully charged HARDCORE PUNK that comes along very dynamic but is also ridden with razor sharp edges! Lyrically focused on a deeper socio-political statement against the ongoing repression with an strongly feminist message! Forged in the fires of the warsaw punk underground by members of POST REGIMENT (Nika & Rolf) and fellow warsaw punkers ANTIDOTUM, EDELWEISS PIRATEN, ATOMICO PATIBULO & EL BANDA, this just can't go wrong. 12 songs in total. Lyrics are provided in polish and english translations. (Ruination Records #48)

SIGNAL CRIMES - Perfidious Albion LP
Furious raging UK hardcore punk, featuring 3/4 of HERESY (Kalv, Steve and Baz) along with Welly from VIOLENT ARREST and ARTCORE Fanzine delivering the vocals. If you dig any of their previous projects such as HERESY, RIPCORD, VIOLENT ARREST, ENDLESS GRINNING SKULLS, GERIATRIC UNIT, CAN'T DECIDE, DUMBSTRUCK, MEATFLY, PLASMID, FORCE FED, SIXHUNDREDANDSIXTYSIXDEAD, FOUR LETTER WORD, STATE FUNERAL ... this will deliver the goods once again! (Ruination/Network Of Friends Records #5)

NEGATIV - Projections LP
Finally! At long last we get a new sign of life from Oslo's "NEGATIV" straight from the dark vaults of Norways riot city number one! Eight new stompers that mix the anarchic chaos and rage of 1982' UK hardcore punk with the fury and raw spirit of japanese punk. All this boosted up with norwegian guitar virtuosity (...or was it madness?), stomping drums and vocal chords lubricated with gasoline and razorblades. (Ruination Records #47)

AKRASIA - First Demons: The Birth Of The Void LP
Limited to 325 Copies! The debut recording of AKRASIA now finally on vinyl. A cataclysmic and massive crust-monster from Planet Oslo, Norway, that sounds like it's made out of bits and pieces of AMEBIX and VENOM with HAWKWIND's "Space Ritual" and heaps of KILLING JOKE in the mix. A huge monolith of black vinyl and eight tracks of "space-crust" if you might say so. Includes digital download. Recorded at Blitz, Oslo 2015-16. Mastered at Enormous Door 2017. (Ruination Records #46)

AUTONOMADS - All Quiet On The Western Front 7"
Almost four years have passed since the AUTONOMADS recent full length album "One Day All This Will be Gone...". Now, in 2018, the band from Manchester team up again with four new tracks of anarcho-politcal fueled mix of punk, ska , dub and folk. Lyrically dealing with the gloom and misery of gentrification, racism, everyday sexism and the repression and despair within the working class. With their numerous tours and previous two full length LPs, not forgetting their split album with the BLACK STAR DUB COLLECTIVE; the AUTONOMADS soon became one of the outstanding UK DUB PUNK acts within the DIY and independent scene. If you like the INNER TERRESTRIALS or AOS3 you can't go wrong here. Recorded and mixed 2017 at Corn.Cop.DS Safehouse by Andy Dazzler. Mastered by Matt Pumpkin at MADE OF ALE Studios. Includes a 4-panel-insert-folder with lyrics and photographs. (Ruination Records #43)

COLUMNA - Las Cosas Que Perdemos LP
Zaragoza, Spain's Columna formed from the ashes of Warsong and released one of our favorite demo's of 2017. "Las Cosas Que Perdemos", the band's debut 7-song LP, features several rerecorded songs from that session as well as some wonderful new additions. The band plays moody, melodic, and political punk sung in Spanish. Fans of Arctic Flowers, Terrible Feelings, and Accidente should take note. (Dirt Cult Records #115)

THESE BASTARDS - Old... and Pissed 7"
Ex members of CONQUEST FOR DEATH, AGENTS OF SATAN, VENKMAN and SLOBBER present 11 songs of chaotic hardcore in this debut EP that is simultaneously crushing and eccentric. Lyrics range from the socially conscious to the darkly occult to the outright silly. Expect no catchy choruses: these songs drive relentlessly forward, linearly and impatiently, while schizophrenic vocals evoke the image of a man possessed. Sometimes, they get a little weird, but in the way punk SHOULD be weird. (These Bastards #1)

BROWER - Buzzsaws LP
"BUZZSAWS" is the debut album by BROWER, the solo project of Nat Brower, resident of Ridgewood Queens and erstwhile NANCY and METALLEG compatriot, already championing the spirits and sounds of our most cherished Punk and Rock musical varietals the world over. After last spring's Little Big EP, BROWER is back, and the fire behind that ass is simply inextinguishable! Enter BUZZSAWS - a glam'd-out glitter-bomb of fuzz guitars and giant vocal melodies within the Venn diagram of Bolan, Bowie and Brett (Smiley). Like Little Big, each song is jammed full of sugarcoated harmonies, laser-beam licks and unearthly hooks. Unlike LITTLE BIG, BROWER shows his teeth on BUZZSAWS - and they're gnarly, thanks to all the sugarcoated harmonies - with several dbs of gain and big city grit added to the mix. From the first crack! of the snare on "Real Girl", the album opener, a barrage of big guitars and bonafied boogie - missing even in this year's finer Rock'n'roll offerings - takes hold for a satisfying spin the whole way thru. Recorded and performed entirely by the BROWER boy himself, Nat has somehow captured the over-produced gleam of the glam era from his bedroom home studio. (Dig Records #8)

HEZ - s/t 7"
HEZ from Panamá return with their newest offering of ultra-dark HC-Punk. Tormented vocals echo over distorted bass and psyched-out guitars, bouncing between grooving moshy parts and stomping 1-2 1-2 beats. HEZ continue to prove themselves to be one of the best contemporary hc-punk bands on a world scale. Coming from a local history of punk that goes back to the mid-late 80s, HEZ builds upon that criminally overlooked scene and creates something that sets an example for the world to take note; punk, and incredible punk at that, happens all over the world, and it's time to look past the hype machines of the Western First World countries and see that the rest of the world is creating music just as ferocious, original and maybe even more relevant. Excellent as always artwork by Yecatl Peńa. Limited to 200 copies in North America. (World Gone Mad Records #17)

S 21 - Operation Menu 7"
S-21's second and final EP "Operation Menu" is finally available via SLUGSALT and WORLD GONE MAD. A 5-piece from Philadelphia, S-21's music highlighted the experiences of historically marginalized voices- those of POC and first generation immigrants navigating the punk scene and society as a whole. Taking its name from the illegal bombings conducted by the US in Cambodia starting in 1969, "Operation Menu" continues the band's message, addressing issues of intergenerational trauma and genocide, toxic masculinity, US imperialism and loss of language and culture through assimilation. Following in the footsteps of their first EP "Year Zero", expect even further refined pummeling, heavy, dirty and driven hardcore punk fueling the unrelenting vocals and lyrics. The total sales on 20% of the pressing will be donated to non-profits benefiting refugees, displaced people and immigrants. (World Gone Mad Records #15)

REPTOIDES - Nueva Especie 7"
As the world plunges into further distortion and absurdity, as the line is blurred between organic and technology, and as humans lose their humanity at an exponential rate, delving into mania and murky thoughts, with no clear sight of any clarity. As the Earth dives into this muck and goo, REPTOIDES have unleashed a monster (or should i say Martian?) of an EP upon the world. Take the pulverizing, laser gun and stomping punk of their previous incredible release from the year prior and hone the music into a more focused and condensed beam of noise laden-sonic-overdriven hardcore-punk. The music is completely incinerating and sinister. To make a close approximation, take the first 2 EPs of Rudimentary Peni, then mix it would early Finnish hardcore punk from 1982 and then put it all through an old school noisecore lens and you'll be somewhere in the vicinity of REPTOIDES. (World Gone Mad Records #24)

HALDOL - The Totalitarianism of Everyday Life LP
Haldol continues to evolve and explore the many facets of deathrock and post-punk on their newly released 3rd LP "The Totalitarianism of Everyday Life". It's difficult to pigeonhole Haldol's sound to one particular band or style, because with every song they evolve from the last and put new twists and turns onto their style. They've always tending to shy away from the mundane, predictable or anticipated structures and sounds of post-punk. Instead, they tend to draw musical inspiration from a farther flung range of styles and approaches. "The Totalitarianism of Everyday Life" is a sonically haunting, decomposing and pained album with bursts of layered noise aggression, constantly pushing forward and unyielding. From Philadelphia, PA. (World Gone Mad Records #12)

BATTALION OF SAINTS - Complete Discography LPx3/CDx2
We say "Complete Discography" and we mean it! This LPx3 or CDx2 set features every single Battalion Of Saints studio recording since their inception including all the singles, albums, rare unreleased demo tracks, alternate versions, compilation appearances, and even 2 new tracks. 60 songs/111 minutes total! Several albums were remastered and sound better than ever. Insert includes a full lyric sheet with lyrics to every track & personnel list for each recording. This is your one-stop-shop to own everything the band has done in one concise, organized place. Download card included with the vinyl version! Battalion Of Saints were the early pioneers of hardcore punk in America. Bringing a raw, aggressive tone and speed to the west coast punk movement. More in line with UK punk above all else, BOS replicated the ferocity of bands like Discharge and Broken Bones in the USA. Leading on to influence countless bands in the punk and metal genres. Since its 1980 inception, many lineup changes have not halted the band from continuing unto present day. RIYL: Discharge, G.B.H., The Exploited, Negative Approach, Dead Kennedys, Agnostic Front, Circle Jerks, Angry Samoans. (Pine Hill Records #22)

(restock) TORSO - Sono Pronta A Morire LP
Domestic version of this LP out now. TORSO was born out of the HOLY & Punch's US tour together in 2013 and the result is a fearsome new band going on into one direction: heavy, hitting, punch you in the face unholy political hardcore. "Sono Pronta A Morire" is their first pulverizing full-lenght following last year's 7" "Community Psychosis". (Sorry State Records #76)

(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)