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Descriptions for 5/12/18

MAXIMUM ROCK'N'ROLL #421 (June 2018)
Hot off the press, it's the latest Maximum Rocknroll! Our June issue, MRR #421, brings you the hot gossip on all your favorite bands. Vancouver's FASHIONISM has a nun fetish, for example, while Berlin's CUNTROACHES shit themselves onstage, and New York's MORAL PANIC may have pissed the couch. Too scandalous for you? Read APPRAISE's opinions on the Spanish sXe scene and Catalan independence, Portland's MR. WRONG on their social responsibilities as a band, Mexico's CRUZ DE NAVAJAS discussing the femicides in their country, or Australia's EXEK contemplating tomorrow's lunch. Plus we've got DURS COEURS on the Ottawa scene, North Carolina's NO LOVE admitting their most embarrassing shows, and, oh yeah, Japanese legends FIRESTARTER preparing for their only US show! If that's not enough for you, check out some sick photos from DC's Damaged City festival, our new DIY recording tips section, and all the columns and reviews that you love to get mad about every month. It's right here in the newest issue of Maximum Rocknroll! (Maximum Rock'n'Roll #421)

HERESY - Face Up To It! 30th Anniversary Expanded Edition LPx2 (with CD)/CD
Available on double LP with CD included or as a stand alone CD. Total ground up restoration/remix by the band from the original 2" master tapes! Finally, after 30 years "Face Up To It" has the production it should have had back in 1988. To say that the results have been remarkable would be an understatement and have exceeded the bands own expectations - turns out underneath the muddy production there was a phenomenal album just waiting to get out! Liner notes from all 4 members of the band, and features the 8 extra songs from the session that originally only appeared on the Japanese "Voice Your Opinion" release! Gatefold sleeve for first pressing, including 24" x 12" insert and CD in PVC wallet of all tracks. (Boss Tuneage Retro #41/#96 CD)

DAUDYFLIN - Daupiflin 7" (with download)
6 tracks of incendiary Icelandic hardcore punk custom built to destroy even the sturdiest of preconceived notions. Have no doubts, these fierce women (and Fannar) of Reykjav’k are laying down an unholy path to the icy acid bath that waits for us all. Hell has frozen over. Burn yourself all the way down with this one. Pogo to the prophecy beat. Housed in an ILR custom 12pt glued pocket sleeve with printed inner sleeve and download card included. Art by the band. Recorded by the band. Mastered by Will Killingsworth. Cut at Golden Mastering. (Iron Lung Records #118)

WOUND MAN - Prehistory 7" (with download)
The lyrics to the titular track beg the question: "What will evolution come up with?" Seeing people purposely devolve, becoming more stupid and cro-magnon by the year, provides the answer: Evolutionary life is a curiously destructive downward spiral ending back at the simian simplicity that started this whole planet draining mess in the first place. 'Prehistory' is 9 songs of blistering New Bedford style power violence complete with the stop start blaze and sludgery that makes their brand so brutally enthralling. Housed in an ILR custom 12 pt reverse board glued pocket sleeve with insert and download card. Recorded by Trevor Vaughn. Mastered by Will Killingsworth. Cut at Golden Mastering. Artwork by Cassidy McGinley. (Iron Lung Records #115)

VILE CREATURE - Cast Of Static And Smoke LP
Halo of Flies & Dry Cough are proud to announce Cast of Static and Smoke, the new record from Canadian two piece Vile Creature. This album is a logical progression from their previous releases, both in sound and content. Three years ago their first LP, A Steady Descent into the Soil mirrored bleak, blackened doom metal with equally melancholy stories of growing up queer before it was part of the greater lexicon as it is today . 2016 EP A Pessimistic Doomsayer explored escaping your demons by forging relationships with works of fiction. With Cast of Static and Smoke the band have delved into building a world of their own while writing a compelling 44 minutes of suffering metal. Cast of Static and Smoke is a record & short story. A dystopian science fiction taking place well after civilization has been destroyed by its own nuclear ambitions. The record is 4 songs that embody emotions felt by characters & moments that take place within the story, the album is less chronological and more a response to certain instances. Musically the band is as heavy as they have ever been and then some, weaving through different paces & influences with ease while maintaining their foundation in Doom. The record also features guest contributions from members/ex-members of Cursed, False, Sect, & Former Worlds. The record is accompanied by a 16 page booklet that includes lyrics, credits, and the full story itself, as well there is an audio recording of the entire story scored by Vile Creature for those who have a hard time reading small print (like me!) or just want another way to experience it. (Halo of Flies Records #107)

PMS 84 - Easy Way Out LP
Debut LP by Portland, OR punks PMS 84. Formed in early 2014, featuring members of Vivid Sekt, MoraL, Lifeform, Koward, Petite etc. Eight tracks of Oi! and UK82 influenced hardcore punk with nods to bands like the Partisans, Ultra Violent, and early Blitz. With super catchy guitar leads, bass breaks, and squealing guitar feedback this is a perfectly-executed punk full-length by a band with some of the most airtight songwriting you'll find. This album is hard hitting, it combines hardcore and Oi! and it takes no prisoners. The absolute best UK82 going right now. (Black Water Records #68)

DEAD CELLS - Demo 2018 cassette tape
Coming off like an english language Rata Negra. Desperation, angst and frustration pepper the words that twist and turn like daggers to the back of emperors from this new Vancouver BC band. Twin guitar attacks carry melody and smart chord changes backed by a rhythm section that runs the risk of falling off the edge of the cliff. It's complimented by a brooding vocalist that half shouts-half sings. At times it's like a teen-aged, pre-drama school Rozz Williams fronting the Estranged with a quicker pace. One of my favorite demos this year. I can firmly claim this and it's April. We're so stoked to put this piece out. (Neon Taste Records #5 TP)

INCENDIARY - Thousand Mile Stare LP (color vinyl)
"Thousand Mile Stare" is the third full-length from New York's own Incendiary. Featuring ten tracks of unapologetic, metallic hardcore, the effort was recorded by Will Putney of Graphic Nature Audio (Every Time I Die, The Acacia Strain). While drawing influence from past decades, such as 108, Vision Of Disorder and Buried Alive, Incendiary dives deeper into their socially conscious and aggressive sound to deliver their hardest hitting release to date. Now available again on colored vinyl with a gatefold cover. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Closed Casket Records #50)

INCENDIARY - Cost Of Living LP (color vinyl)
"Cost Of Living" is the sophomore release from New York's own Incendiary. This 10-track LP of '90s-inspired hardcore is reminiscent of acts such as Indecision, Strife and Buried Alive with a modern, metal influenced sound. Now available again on colored vinyl with a gatefold cover. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Closed Casket Records #26)

STOMPER 98 - Althergebracht LP (color vinyl)
With releases spanning 20+ years, this German oi powerhouse just seems to get better with age. Now with the addition of Lars Frederiksen (Rancid) doing what he does best, this already ridiculously talented and exciting band has taken things to new heights in the past few years. This brand new LP is far-and-away their best record ever; firing on all cylinders, and giving the world a taste of the medicine they've been dishing out all over Europe for decades. LP includes digital download and is limited to 500 copies. (Pirates Press Records #197)

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD - Heavy As A Really Heavy Thing LPx2 (Color Vinyl)
Despite poor sales on the initial release nearly 25 years ago, "Heavy As A Really Heavy Thing" gained a cult following and helped launch singer Devin Townsend's career into progressive metal icon-status, while simultaneously influencing the likes of Gojira and The Dillinger Escape Plan. With the previous vinyl pressing of "Heavy As A Really Heavy Thing" nearly impossible to find on the after market, "Heavy As A Really Heavy Thing" has been in dire need of a repress. Think Fast!'s 2018 version is pressed on 180-gram, 2xLP vinyl with the 2006 re-master bonus tracks and housed inside a sturdy gatefold jacket. These are the remaining copies from Record Store Day 2018 on blue and red vinyl, limited to 1,000 copies. (Think Fast Records #62)

HAVE HEART - Songs To Scream At The Sun cassette tape
Have Heart's "Songs To Scream At The Sun" is a landmark for the history of Boston, MA's prolific hardcore scene. Recorded with Kurt Ballou of Converge at GodCity Studio, Have Heart has created an album that is truly unlike any hardcore record out there in terms of sheer power and emotion, as well as production. Similar to Refused a decade ago, Have Heart has taken the hardcore genre and redefined what it means to be a hardcore band and they're geared to leave everyone else in their wake. Now available on cassette. (Bridge Nine Records #96 TP)

HAVE HEART - The Things We Carry cassette tape
This is the debut full-length, "The Things We Carry," from Massachusetts' most sincere Have Heart. From the mecca of hardcore, Boston, comes 11 unrelenting songs full of substance not found in todays scene. With the production of master Jim Siegel (Dropkick Murphys, Guns Up!, Blacklisted) the massive sound and fury of Have Heart was perfectly captured in 27 minutes of pure energy. Now available on cassette. (Bridge Nine Records #75 TP)

Descriptions for 5/5/18

CHAIN CULT - Demo 2018 LP
Chain Cult from Athens released their Demo on tape on the first of January 2018 and it instantly sold out. Now it gets rightfully re-released on Vinyl. The six track demo is full of churning and brooding post punk that is urgent and energetic. It has anger and passion built on a skeletal and distinct production. Dark jagged guitar riffs sit on top of hypnotic bass lines like the classic VEX 12" on Fight Back Records mixed with WARSAW and ARTIC FLOWERS. Demo 2018 comes housed in a 350 gsm sleeve designed by Aris of A.D. Visions and includes a lyric insert. (La Vida Es Un Mus #169)

A sonic auto-da-fŽ, the OJO POR OJO debut LP is an exercise in modern Mexican costumbrismo. Crude and primitive, the band's aural vomit is a sharp-eyed comment on the trip through the guts of the monster that living in Mexico City has become. Where crime and filth reigns supreme among a society driven by chronic malinchismo and constant life fear. OJO POR OJO follows the path laid out by bands such as INSERVIBLES or RATAS DEL VATICANO while borrowing heavily from Greek gods, Colombian demigods PARABELLUM and Italian deities NERORGASMO. Lacking pretence, this Stations of the Cross-like album has 10 tracks instead of 14 and is a raw portrayal of everyday life in the place where the District Federal trio live. Comes packed in a macabre masterpiece created between drummer Mico and guitarist/ vocalist Yecatl Pe–a which painstakingly depicts the current collective mental state of a nation. Includes a lyric sheet and a disturbing yet normalised picture, depicting a petty thief lynched by locals in Ecatepec. A seemly weekly happening in the Ciudad de Mexico. (La Vida Es Un Mus #166)

PRO PATRIA MORI - Where Shadows Lie LP
Pro Patria Mori, meaning "to die for your country", formed in Wokingham, Southeast of England in 1984. Though they never released any records, not even a track on a compilation but they did record two demos of which Where Shadows Lie is the second. Recorded and released in 1986, the demo is a total jewel of that era. It's aggressive and fast paced anarcho punk with dual vocals, spoken word pieces, eerie interludes and dark political lyrics. The band were offered a release on Peaceville Records which never happened and played lots of gigs with Anti Sect and toured Italy playing a two day festival at the Virus in Milan. This release comes with a A3 Lyric Sheet plus a 44 Page Booklet with interviews, handouts, Fanzine pieces, reviews and more. If you yearn for the glory days of the 80's and Anti Sect, Anti System and AOA - then this is a must. Demo Tapes have put their heart and soul into this release. (La Vida Es Un Mus/Demo Tapes #10)

Two years in the making, this 12" EP represents some prime lazy-ass apathy coupled with the kind of wry, bitter nihilism that could only be fueled by the landmines of fuckery that is the current Bay Area. The band pulls influences from such sources as NZ greats THE GORDONS, Australia's THE MOLES, and Boston's MISSION OF BURMA while the collage art foldout poster will bring you back the San Francisco of the early '80s. (Fullyintercoastal Records #6)

Descriptions for 4/28/18

SPAZZ - Sweatin' to the Oldies LPx2
(street day May 11th) Sixty-four tracks on 2 long player records pressed on limited colored vinyl including a digital download card plus a 16 page booklet filled with scans, pics, liners and more! Following their CD reissue in 2016, the volume assassins at Tankcrimes are very pleased to bring you Sweatin' To The Oldies from iconic, now-defunct, hardcore punk power violence trio, SPAZZ, on vinyl! Originally released on Slap-A-Ham Records in 1997 and out-of-print for fifteen long years, SPAZZ's Sweatin' To The Oldies delivers sixty-four tracks compiled from splits released with Charles Bronson, Brutal Truth, Rupture, Floor, and more from 1993-1996, as well as SPAZZ's debut EP, tracks from various comps including Better Read Than Dead (1996, Epitaph/AK Press), cover tunes, and live cuts from KFJC and 924 Gilman St. Sweatin' To The Oldies comes remastered, or in some cases mastered for the first time ever, by Dan Randall (Ghoul, Impaled l) at Mammoth Sound. Set for release on May 11th, the limited edition 2xLP will be available in six different color variations - blue, splatter, pinwheel, white, flo yellow and clear - and includes a sixteen-page booklet chock full of scans, photos, liner notes, and more. This is the first time this collection has ever been available on vinyl! (Tank Crimes Records #90)

GHOUL/ILL BILL - split 7"
(street day May 11th) Creepsylvania's masked splatterthrashers GHOUL team up with Brooklyn MC, ILL BILL (Non Phixion, Heavy Metal Kings) for this sick split 7" also featuring GORETEX (Non Phixion). Limited color vinyl, download card included. (Tank Crimes Records #108)

CRIMINAL CODE - Welcome To 2534 LP
(street day May 11th) "2534" is the third full length by Tacoma,WA veterans Criminal Code. The northwest four piece has always kept a well balanced variety of sounds in their arsenal. From the gloomy depressing sounds of The WIPERS to the frantic speed induced pop of HUSKER DU, 2534 is more focused with layers and a dreamy undertone. This album flows with infectious leads and bouncy rhythms familiar to the UK sounds of WIRE and THE CURE. The vocals and guitars are a bit cleaner then previously before but still abrasive and loses no urgency. The album flows seamlessly and at times nostalalgic to the melancholy of the eighties without trapping you in a time capsule. Artwork by Justin Gallago. (Deranged Records #310)

MORBOSIDAD - Corona de Epidemia LP/CD
For twenty-five years, Morbosidad has been a stoic pillar in the black/death metal underground. Guided by the relentless dedication of demonic mastermind and vocalist, Tomas Stench, the band has maintained a level of consistency in its recordings and live performances that has not been rivaled by many over the course of such an extended tenure. Unlike many highly-respected bands who release an acclaimed masterpiece along with an additional solid album or two before fading into the obscurity of forgettable later recordings, "Corona de Epidemia" maintains the same degree of songwriting, musicianship, and overall hostility that have characterized Morbosidad's previous recordings. (Nuclear War Now Records #370)

OKSENNUS - Kolme Toista CD
Stylistically eccentric, Oksennus' music is a controlled departure from the constraints of the death metal genre, and, yet, the band nevertheless remains properly steeped in tradition. With this new album, Oksennus' ambitious tendencies are on prominent display. "Kolme Toista" is as bold an artistic proclamation as one could expect in metal without stretching the fabric of the genre so thin as to leave it threadbare. The album consists of a single 39-minute composition, broken into three 13-minute movements, seamlessly woven together, guiding the listener through a sprawling array of mercurial states of consciousness, calling to mind the complex compositions by fellow NWN! act Chaos Echoes. (Nuclear War Now Records #374 CD)

CASUAL HEX - Zig Zag Lady Illusion LP
Casual Hex is a three-piece formed in Seattle, WA, in 2015. Drawing influence from a variety of genres (post-punk, no-wave, noise rock), The band relies on the contrast of heavy, catchy, minimal, and dissonant. It's difficult to draw a direct lineage, but flashes of PYLON, THE CONTORTIONS or early SONIC YOUTH come to mind. Erica's voice is a commanding narration, stern in delivery. Lyrical content is heady and cryptic, encouraging the listener to question human behavior and inspire positive change. Clocking in at 21 minutes, Zig Zag Lady Illusion is as much of a full length as you're gonna get with most songs not even hitting the 2 minute mark. This is Casual Hex's debut on Water Wing and their first effort to be pressed on vinyl. Limited to 300 copies. (Water Wing Records #24)

NOVAE MILITIAE - Gash'khalah LPx2
Evil, blasphemous, hideous, and utterly horrific, on their sophomore LP mysterious French black metal abomination Novae Militiae summon total armageddon. In strict adherence to France's infamous tradition of birthing the most heinous and fucked black metal imaginable, "Gash'khalah" does not disappoint, spewing forth a wretched swarm of otherworldly aural annihilation that engulfs the listener like a blaze. In an attempt to harness complete and unadulterated ruin, on "Gash'khalah" Novae Militiae meticulously unravel almost an hour of vile and blasphemous sonic trauma that paints a picture of absolutely daunting horror. Through a sapient and unorthodox interweaving of unsettling atmospheres, deviant religious commentary, warped and disorienting instrumental passages, and an absolutely crushing delivery, "Gash'khalah"'s hideous silhouette takes shape through the same realms of ruin and torment that have birthed masterpieces by other similar French black metal aberrations like Aosoth, Deathspell Omega, Antaeus, etc. (Sentient Ruin Labratories #51)

Debut 7" from Florida's own Society Abuse. Putting out a well-received demo in early 2014 these guys have quickly rose to be one of the leading bands out of the recent hot bed that is Florida Hardcore. Drawing influences from old and new bands such as Negative FX and Knife Fight, Society Abuse has several tours coming up throughout the year and is definitely a band you should be keeping an eye on. (Mind Rot Records #12)

SKOURGE - Spiritual Despair 7"
Debut 7" from Houston's Skourge. Featuring members of Dress Code, Narrow Head and Back to Back Skourge has already done a few tours on both sides of the country and have a few more planned for the future including an appearance at the upcoming Damaged City Fest. Skourge have their own unique take on hardcore and have been described as throwing blast beats, old school death metal and classic NYHC into a blender and this would be the result. We know, it sounds weird but it somehow works. (Mind Rot Records #15)

Sooner or later, it was bound to happen... Our good fellas from Heinous & Haggus finally made a split! Before their tour, the guys quickly released a tape version, and now (hopefully very soon) the vinyl will be released (and I'm freaking excited about that). So this split has a bitter gory taste, you will start to feel just from looking at this cover art. The artist did great work again! This creepy art looks fantastic! Strange guy that destroys human remains by turning them into minced meat, that is pretty rad! Haggus is the first band on this split and they started with almost Rock'n'Roll like tunes! These 3 songs were recorded in the end of last summer and they sound really tasty. Our masked trio put a lot of groovy punk energy into their songs. The riffs and song structures are so simple but they are also memorable. I can't say that they plunged into the gore in this records. Their side sounds more like mincecore with a good portion of old punk. The sound of their guitar is strong and buzzing, but I can't say the same about bass guitar sound. The bass sound is a little bit deaf and it is lost against the background of all the other instruments. But in general this is really awesome noise! 3 piece gore tornado from Phoenix sacrificed its recent record "Four Under The Floor" for this split. I can honestly say that Heinous has found its sound... slowly, but the guys made some noticeable progression, this recording session sounds really strong. The slimy guitar and drums are the best part, I have no complaints. The drumming is the perfect blend of slow beats, polka beats and blast beats which are fairly distributed throughout the entirety of the release. The guitar tone is deep and distorted, but crisp enough to enjoy and the riffs are really nice. No lyrics can be heard (if there are any), the vocals fit in perfect with the music. The guys use fierce screams, pitch shifted roars and something like growls... and I must admit, the hellish yelling is great! If you haven't heard this band before, then you should fix that mistake. (Morbid Reality Records #25)

MORTICIAN - Zombie Massacre Live LPx2 (gatefold)
MORTICIAN's Zombie Massacre Live on double-LP vinyl for the first time ever! Comprising a staggering 37 tracks in 66 gore-soaked minutes, Zombie Massacre Live captures these legendary death metallers on the live front in the early 2000s, spanning shows in the US as well as Europe. As expected of such a long-running band with a deep discography, this live collection encompasses countless '90s classics as well as then-new cuts from Domain of Death (2001) and Darkest Day of Horror (2002), all captured in their rawest 'n' bloodiest state. Originally released in 2004 on CD by the band on their own label, Zombie Massacre Live is long overdue for the vinyl treatment. Above all, it's MORTICIAN: enough said! (Hells Headbangers Records #234)

HADES ARCHER - Temple Of The Impure LP
Comes with a large 12 page 12"x12" booklet. Hailing from Chile, HADES ARCHER are staunchly and proudly a duo: foul and filthy, yet fuller than most bands twice their membership. Across their prolific canon, HADES ARCHER have come to define - and set the gold standard for - modern black/death metal hailing from South America. Rabid fans for many years, HELLS HEADBANGERS couldn't be more pleased to work with the diabolical duo for Temple of the Impure and other upcoming assaults. HADES ARCHER was formed in 2006 in Santiago, Chile by N-III on guitars and voice and Infernal Desolator on drums. The band launched their first demo-rehearsals through Chilean label Kuravilu, unleashing their glorious influences such as Venom, Bathory, Hellhammer, Sarcofago, Sextrash, Mayhem, Impaled Nazarene, Bestial Warlust, Black Witchery, Inquisition, and more. Later in 2007, Hateaxes Command came in on drums. With this new lineup, the duo recorded the Penis MetalGloria Rex Infernvs EPs- released in 2008 and 2010, respectively - and their debut album, 2011's For The Diabolical Ages. This cult era is considered by HADES ARCHER where the band's history truly began. (Hells Headbangers Records #212)

DRUID LORD - Grotesque Offerings LPx2 (gatefold)
Double LP edition in gatefold cover featuring 4 exclusive live bonus tracks not on the CD or tape. 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. DRUID LORD released their debut album, Hymns for the Wicked, in 2010. Second guitarist Ben Ross joined the band right after its release; his sick riffing added to the DRUID LORD style. Since then, the band has put out countless split CDs and 7" EPs, which have gained them worldwide attention. The band went through some various changes over the course of 2015, but with current drummer Elden Santos, DRUID LORD have found the perfect fit to complement their brand of crushing music. (Hells Headbangers Records #202)

(restock) DESPAIR - Visions Of The Inferno LP
DESPAIR were from Vancouver BC, Canada and worked hard to perfect Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing era DISCHARGE, and succeeded with Visions of the Inferno being the proof. Each member has many years experience under their bullet belt, playing in bands such as DECONTROL, TOTAL WAR, LIMB FROM LIMB, SUSS LAW, PHANE, DEAD HUNT, MULE and a slew of others. While playing dbeat in this stage of the game is by no means reinventing the wheel, these 5 guys make the war machine roll in a devestating, ear blasting way that breathes new life in a genre filled with dime a dozen knock offs who can't pull it off correctly. Visions of the Inferno is 8 dbeat masterpieces on 45RPM, mastered on the same machinery as HNSNSN by Kenko from Communichaos/MEANWHILE/DISCHANGE/etc. For any true fan of studded, charged, no frills hardcore punk. (Brain Damage Records #1)

Descriptions for 4/21/18

PSEUDOGOD - Sepulchral Chants LPx2
This collection-released on vinyl for the first time-includes all of the tracks Pseudogod released prior to the recording of the debut album (as well as a few previously unreleased rehearsal tracks). It is a remarkably consistent body of work and remains one of the best representations of Black Death Metal produced in the last 20 years. (Nuclear War Now Records #393)

PANDEMIX - Rank & File 7"
Pandemix formed in 2016 with the intention of being a peace punk band. While the end result was something harder to pin to a specific sub-genre, the musical and visual aesthetic pf the band references foundational punk bands while speaking to something more contemporary and vital. The music sounds paranoid, while the lyrics explore the anxieties and vulnerabilities inherent in living in a modern society. This 7" includes songs recorded at the same session as the band's debut "Scale Models of Atrocities" 12" released last year on Boss Tunage Records. Set-list mainstay "Rank & File" finally makes an appearance, taking on white silence and complicity in racialized police violence while offering some of 'Demix's darkest, catchiest, songwriting yet. "Second Opinion" take the listener to many different musical vistas, all anchored by an indelible, intense chorus and a pervading sense of paranoia. This single can function as a stunning companion piece to the 12", or a perfect entry-point for the uninitiated. (Dirt Cult Records #109)

THE COVENTRY AUTOMATICS Aka The Specials - Dawning Of A New Era CD
Back in 1978, THE COVENTRY AUTOMATICS headed into the studio to record some demos in an effort to secure a record deal. It didn't happen, but within months the band had renamed themselves THE SPECIALS and set up their own label called 2 TONE and a movement was born and the rest is history! "DAWNING OF A NEW ERA" is a fascinating collection of demos, now officially re-released for the 40th anniversary of the recordings, and making the tracks officially available on vinyl for the first time in over 2 decades! Of the 13 songs which appear on the release only Wake Up, Look But Don't Touch and Jay Walker failed to make it on to any official release and were dropped from the bands live set early in their career. The remainder of the tracks offer embryonic versions of tracks which make up the bulk of the bands first album. Rock and Roll Nightmare would later appear on the bands More Specials under the name Pearls Cafe abet with slightly different lyrics. The track Raquel appeared on the b-side of the Dutch Concrete Jungle single and later was released in session version as part of the BBC Radio Sessions album. These recordings are must owns for any SPECIALS fan or indeed anyone with a love of the 2Tone/Ska scene Released on our FREE RANGE PRODUCT Imprint, first pressing is on random colour mix/effect vinyl! (Boss Tuneage/Free Range Product #5)

Hamilton, Ontario's own Scott Page (formerly of BORN WRONG, currently NO BLUES) showcases his unique brand of dark pop in BARB'S CHILD. Infectious and eclectic, these 9 tracks are firmly rooted in a post-punk sound not unlike later era BLITZ. Coupled with honest lyrics of love and lack thereof, this synth-driven sonic assault is as catchy as it is emotive. (Glued to The Genre Records #3)

SEVEN DAYS OF SAMSARA - Discography 1998 - 2018 LPx2
The complete recordings of Seven Days of Samsara all recently remastered by Will Killingsworth (Orchid, Ampere) at Dead Air Studios. 22 songs in total compiling all of their previous releases including their splits with Akarso, Cobra Kai, Destroyer & Since By Man along with their "Fuck Work" & "Live on WNYU" eps plus their debut CD, "A Reason to Sing" which is on vinyl for the first time. This collection also contains the first proper release of the song, "The Instrumental," which was the final studio recording for the band. Musically, Seven Days played a mixture of heavy, metallic hardcore and emotional screamo, falling somewhere between Converge and Orchid. This 2xLP comes on various colors of vinyl and is packaged with a 20 page booklet with a screen printed cover, a 18" x 24" poster and a download code. Members of Kungfu Rick, Get Rad, Bosio, Herds & High on Crime. FFO: You & I, early Cave In, Forstella Ford and Converge. Limited to 300 copies. (Seven Days of Samsara Records #1)

MORTE LENTA - If Noisecore is Dead... We Are Zombies 7"
Morte Lenta left a deep impression on me when they hosted Sete Star Sept and Lotus Fucker in Fortaleza Brazil. Their understanding and dedication to noisecore is peerless. Their live show is brimming with energy and attitude. Their hospitality will be remembered for the rest of my life. After a slew of demos and split tapes and CD-Rs, it's my great honor to present their first full vinyl release, ready in time for their tour of Sao Paulo state and appearance at Sao Caos Fest 2017. Direct from Danger Beach in northern Brazil, Morte Lenta play a simple and unadulterated style of noisecore that is timeless and classic. Just some dudes playing as fast and as hard as they can with no regard to some poser bullshit like "songs" or some capitalist propaganda like "music". They grew up on New York Against the Belzebu, came of age on CSMD and Napalm Death is Dead, and are the bright stars ahead in the future of Brazilian noisecore. (SPHC Records #94)

SHITNOISE BASTARDS - Lo-Fi Does Not Mean Sucks, It's a Threat!! 7"
When xSaxonx toured southeast Asia, we played with a lot of tremendous bands, but one that made a deep impression on me was Shitnoise Bastards. Three lovely and polite dudes making the most insane heinous noisecore attack, Blastmaster's lightspeed blastbeats providing the foundation of an insane noise-not-music assault on the senses. With their exciting "freestyle grindcore", they remain one of my favorite grind bands in the game. SNB have reached Agathocles/Unholy Grave levels of prolific output, with seemingly hundreds of split tapes and CD-Rs released all over the world, with everyone from unknown Thai grindcore like Bangkok Anarchy to legends like Yacopsae to SPHC fam like Sete Star Sept and Morte Lenta. But somehow their vinyl discography is very small and limited, just two split 7"s and some lathes, if I understand correctly. I'm really happy to present their first full 7" EP, please enjoy some of the finest grind Malaysia has to offer. (SPHC Records #71)

Industrial Holocaust have been making some of the best grind music in the world since 1991. While their 90's records are indisputable classics, their recent output has shown no signs of slowing down (and I mean that literally, Rivelino's blastbeats sound faster than ever, which is insane to me). But while the extremity of their noisecore is world-class, what truly makes them one of the best grind bands ever is the stuff in between: the small musical vignettes that act as counterbalance to the noisecore flourishes. While making an insane noise-not-music attack, Industrial Holocaust manage to write particularly compelling, tasteful, and memorable grind/metal/hardcore parts, to make for a completed package that is very fucking powerful. Lotus Fucker throw down 3 tracks of noise hardcore and 1 cover of See You in Hell (Czech Republic). RIP Filip. RIP Lotus Fucker. (SPHC Records #76)

When two grind bands are friends, when they're touring together, hanging out, of course they gotta do a split together, you know? Final Exit are 90's noisecore legends. One of the best bands ever to me. Their signature style is in full effect on their side: fast-paced, chaotic yet entirely intentional and precise arrangements of noisecore, metal, punk, and pop. Catchy, brutal, wild, peaceful, joyous, angry, just a real complex expression of humanity. Sedem Minut Strachu are 10's noisecore legends. First Slovakian punk band to ever tour the USA and Japan, masters of their craft, and their signature style is also well represented here: no holds barred, no twists, no turns, just pure unadulterated bludgeoning noisecore. They use Metallica riffs as a foundation, and then explode forward with all the energy and aggression that make me love and adore them. (SPHC Records #74)

FOSSIL FUEL - Punk Rock Karate Chop 7"
Did you know James Monroe invented punk? If that sounds about right to you, then you're prepared for this record. As a coin has two sides, Fossil Fuel is both the best and the worst punk band out there. Food and Poopy (the geniuses behind Sockeye, Lettuce Vultures, Wheelchair Full of Old Men Records,etc), armed with a crappy guitar and a Casio keyboard, make totally irreverent and idiotic punk music for both refined people of culture and total freaks. SPHC is very proud to release the latest installment in their large yet flawless discography of tapes, LPs, and EPs. (SPHC Records #43)

THIEVING BASTARDS - Complete Musical Disasters 7"
There is a certain style of hardcore that was present in throughout the 80's and has generally been forgotten to time. USA had Cyanamid and Chemotherapy and Psycho Sin, France had Rapt, Netherlands had Larm, Italy had Wretched (not exactly in this style but close), Brazil had Olho Seco and SP Caos and Ulster, and the UK had a plethora of bands like this: Eat Shit, Sons of Bad Breath, Genocide Association, Suburban Filth, and of course, the infamous Skumdribblurz. What style of hardcore do I mean? I mean punk bands without skill and without song, just banging on stuff as fast as they can and shouting indiscriminately over top, making a charismatic and energetic cacophony that challenges our notion of what "rock music" ought to be like. The same sort of musical characteristics we give to noisecore, but executed in a purely punk style; this was before "grind" had even been created, after all. From the brain behind Skumdribblurz and Timmy Trampeater comes the most legit shit-fi hardcore record of the modern age. Years in the making and I couldn't be more proud. (SPHC Records #40)

After a demo tape that caught my attention, Duke Nukem drop their debut LP on a consortium of European labels (and I chipped in too because it's a great record and I'd like to see Russian bands get some more exposure in the USA). Duke Nukem play metalpunk: Motorhead provides the basic foundation, and that's built upon with a punk sense of velocity and attitude and a metal sense of wild guitar solos and epic riffing. Inepsy is an obvious comparison point, but this is way more unrestrained and the riffs show a heavier NWOBHM influence. Poison Arts, but more brutal and less pop-y. For my ears, this is one of the best releases of this style in the last few years. The songs have a badass swagger, the solos are wild, the riffs are epic, the vocals brutal but catchy. Can't ask for more, it's picture-perfect. (SPHC Records #70.5)

BLACK EARTH - Diagrams of a Hidden Order LP
Originally released in 2016 by In Solace Publishing on tape and by Malignant Records on CD, Sentient Ruin now proudly brings you the first vinyl release and deluxe tape re-release of this smoldering masterpiece of disembodied incantations and wretched atmospherics. Spanish ritualistic black noise sorcerers Black Earth's second MLP "Diagrams of a Hidden Order" masterfully brings together black metal, industrial, scorching noise scarifications, and dark ambient to summon a haunting and grotesque sonic chasm of sublime and mind-expanding aural cacophony. Similarly to the aesthetic of other abstract sound sculptors of the most liturgic, evil, and wretched craft like Wold, Gnaw Their Tongues, Emanation, and Sutekh Hexen, Black Earth weave and coerce together otherworldly atmospherics, dismal atmospheres, and ear-splitting electronics to paint a daunting sonic arabesque of utter horror and dismay. (Sentient Ruin Laboratories #57)

CULT OF EXTINCTION - Black Nuclear Magick Attack 7"/tape
Nuclear-born and flesh-tearing war metal decimation from Germany. Cult of Extinction's debut demo tape/7" is a bludgeoning sonic weapon that has taken the mindless and lawless black/death/grind savagery of Blasphemy, Revenge, Nuclearhammer, Temple Nightside, and Necroholocaust and dragged into a hellish trudge of crushing downtuned hostility. Throughout these absurd and castigating thirteen minutes of lawless sonic terror, the listener will be fighting for their life to try and dodge the senseless barrage of chaos and destruction summoned by Cult of Extinction to completely annihilate and eradicate their existence. (Sentient Ruin Laboratories #55)

HELL - s/t LP
Sentient Ruin is Proud to bring you the cassette tape version of the new album from Salem, Oregon-based apocalyptically heavy and wretchedly visionary extreme sludge-doom behemoths HELL. Written and recorded in total isolation over a span of three years by sole mastermind M.S.W, this new self-titled opus is the reaffirmation and consecration of one of modern doom's most harrowing, demoralizing, and imaginative prospects, and the final seal on their status of absolute legends in american underground extreme metal. Spanning seven inhumanly crushing songs, for over forty-five minutes of colossal and earth-shaking audial torture - HELL's new album is already a classic, and a tyrannically iconic masterpiece that shall forever be remembered as one of the most awe-inducing turning points in extreme doom, having raised the bar of what "heavy" is to implausible heights, and redefined the concept of musical oppression through a new realm of extremism. (Sentient Ruin Laboratories #53)

(restock) LIQUIDS - Hot Liqs LP
Long-awaited American press of this modern day classic. Mat Williams has continuously proven himself the greatest punk rock songwriter of our generation. This sixteen track LP, a lo-fi, high energy homage to a century of rock 'n' roll, R&B, garage, and all things punk, is testament to this fact. Members of CONEHEADS, GUINEA KID, DAGGER, and many more. Includes new artwork and a full color, double-sided poster insert. (Hip Kids Records #23)

Descriptions for 4/14/18

COMMUNICATES - Restricted 7"
Total high-energy, fast Tokyo thrash with rockin hooks, anthemic choruses and high-speed to make you start a one-person circle-pit in your room the minute you drop the needle! Fans of both classic 1980s Japanese HC and more recent iterations will fucking love COMMUNICATES. They are the new breed of international thrash communication - breaking down borders and building communities through transnational circle pits. Button the collar of your flannel, chug your beer and get ready to fucking circle-pit with your sisters and brothers! We are in this together, and COMMUNICATES provides the high-speed soundtrack! Limited to 500. (625 Productions #258)

GRAVE UPHEAVAL - Second s/t LPx2
Once again, Grave Upheaval creates a dense, chthonic, death-laden atmosphere, and this album preserves the air of mystery and anonymity surrounding the band. Grave Upheaval emerges from the shadows, albeit only slightly, with clearer production than previous efforts but with a sound that remains draped in malevolent ambience. The same hazy, hallucinatory effect that characterizes all of the band's previous work remains intact, but the tonality of the riffs and structural elements of the songs are more vividly apparent. The compositional and stylistic variations are arranged in such a way as to keep the album intriguing and unpredictable, making this one of the most impressive Death Doom albums since diSEMBOWELMENT's "Transcendence into The Peripheral." (Nuclear War Now Records #387)

PHYSIQUE - Punk Life Is Shit LP (with download)
By now people know that most of the music coming out of Olympia WA is important in some way, be it artistically or politically. PHYSIQUE manages to hit both points by channeling the classic DISCHARGE/Kawakami (RIP) model of poetic, simplistic sloganeering and carefully crafted, noise fueled D-Beat punk music. "Punk Life Is Shit" exists to fight the nightmarish reality of inept politicians, capitalism, colonialism, gender struggles, Jesus useless Christ and impending nuclear war that we all live in. 8 songs pressed on 500 copies of 140gr black vinyl with an etched B-side, 22x22 double sided poster and digital download card all housed in a 24pt reverse board jacket. Photography by Yet Demeanor, Art by Bee, Fucker and Devin N.D.B.. Recorded by Joey at Left Field. Mastered by Will Killingsworth. (Iron Lung Records #117)

GELD - Perfect Texture LP (with download)
Swirling psychedelic D-Beat madness from Melbourne, Australia with members of KROMOSOM and POWER. Acidic fuzz guitars and wild distorted vocals snarling out 11 songs about suffering, vulnerability, paranoia and banality are what make up the perfect texture of living in today's doomed world. "Perfect Texture" offers about as much comfort as a swarm of angry bees whose nest has just been kicked. 150 copies on clear green, blue and yellow swirly 150gr vinyl, 350 on black, with a huge full color poster, lyric sheet and download card come housed in a 24pt UV coated jacket. Recorded by Billy Gardner. Mastered by Jack Control. Art by Tod Crowley. (Iron Lung Records #114)

HAGGUS - Gore Gore... And More Gore LP
Unbelievably and amazing mincegore band Haggus, from Oakland CA. Although only around for barely four years, Haggus have already recorded dozens of songs and released numerous cassette splits and EP's. This is first Longplayer strived to play, 15 minutes pure repulsive Mince/Gore, like mix LDOH/AGATHOCLES, while still keeping the foundation based around the traditional punk sound. Including DOOM cover version. One sided LP. (RSR Records #183)

Drum/bass violence from San Francisco vs grind attack like Insect Warfare from San Jose. (RSR Records #138)

Double noisecore mayhem from U.S. and Slovakia. (RSR Records #172)

COME HOLY SPIRIT - Asters and Disasters LP
Formed in 2012 in Pittsburgh PA, COME HOLY SPIRIT wields the age-old trifecta of guitar, bass, and drums in unexpected configurations. The songs embody a complex aggregate of musical influences, ranging from the angular deconstructivism of early experimental anarcho-punk (think DOG FACED HERMANS and POISON GIRLS) to the tender repetition of far-flung folk music. Gina Favano's (JOHN DENVER'S AIRPLANE, BEWARE THE BLUNTED NEEDLE) bass playing lies somewhere between a thunder storm and a runaway train. And her striking vocal range alternately spits and croons a shrewd critique through a caul of poetry, while Sam Pace (CENTIPEDE EEST, RICKETY RECORDS) incorporates unconventional percussion with elaborate poly-rhythms to add another layer of tonal melody to the mix. The trio is completed and complimented with Aaron Lindberg's (HEX, GARMONBOZIA) sometimes percussive scratchy guitar work, sometimes melodic and patient with bouts of blistering heaviness. After two self released efforts, ASTERS AND DISASTERS marks their third album and their first on WATER WING. The album's six songs (seven including the digital download bonus track!) run the gamut of anthemic joy and punishingly noisy mayhem, all the while never losing the groove. Two songs "Elephantine" and "Essayons" feature the iconic voice of GW SOK (THE EX, KING CHAMPION SOUNDS) who was given the song titles and a peek into the imagery that was swirling around Favano's head when the songs were named. SOK took the germs of ideas, wrote the lyrics and performed them on the album. Cover photo by underground filmmaker Bill Daniel. Limited to 300 copies. (Water Wing Records #25)

Rather than let it remain exclusive to a small run on the cassette tape format, Beach Impediment is proud to give the 2017 Demo by the Mid-Atlantic metalpunk power house WITCHTRIAL a proper go on vinyl. While the members of this band are known to many for creating a slew of well done hardcore punk outfits in recent years, their venture into this particular realm of the heavier and far more grisly has proven to be a worthy one as evidenced through these four tracks. Featuring a new mastering job by Will Killingsworth (the ferocity of which is truly magnified on a 45 RPM 12") along with striking cover art by Alex Heir and logo by Guilherme Bacellar. Limited to a one time pressing of 500 copies on black vinyl." (Beach Impediment #30)

BAD EXAMPLE - Tethered In Deviancy cassette tape
You gotta dig, punk is nasty. It's mean and dumb and hits ya hard in the gut. But that's just a few aspects of punk. For many, it's a way to feel a part of something. It's smart and witty and a way to finally move those parts of us that have always been restricted. That's all Bad Example. I see this band and I more than that, something familial almost, a united front against a reality that can only tear us apart. Bad Example is angry and frustrated in an attempt to tear that anger and frustration up and build up a new reality. Get in the pit with the baddest of examples, True Believers. Five track tape on rhodamine red, with insert AND lyric sheet (what a concept!) designed by BE's own Sammantha Garcia. FFO: Madball AND Die Kruezen(?!) (Not Normal Records #58)

Here we go with 2 of the most prolific nowadays powerviolence bands. Endless Swarm from Edimburg and Forged from California fight each other with bastbeats ferocious riffs. 9 track that will makes your ears bleed. (Here And Now Records #61)

Fast and Thrash core fans saw the satanic fox running all aroud the town!!! Crippled Fox, thrash core veterans from Budapest, hitted Europe several times, Asia and South America. And they are back to thrash!!! Nothing has change for the past: catchy stuff, thash rifs as fast as fuck, 5 songs in less than 4 minuts as the genre deserve. FFO Scholastic Deth, WHN?. Satanic Youth is a fastcore band from Italy and they can't make you dance for all the show. 6 energetic and raw tracks like the old band tauch us all. You won't take this passionate split out of your turntables. (Here And Now Records #59)

IRON SHIELD - demo tape
Iron Shield is a brand new band from Italy with member and ex member of several band (Lyon Estates, The Guilt Show, Eat You Alive, Double Me, Rake Off and many others). They play a 90s hardcore, mixing fast and mosh parts, sounding unique but maintaining the canons of the genre. A new good revival for fans of In My Eyes, Have Heart, Bane. (Here And Now Records #62 TP)

GRANDIOSE MALICE (Black Witchery) - The Eternal Infernal LP
Before his untimely passing, Childers was working on a new solo-project, and had a demo for it. He sent the demo to a few close friends for feedback, but tragically, it was never released. Within days of his death, DEMONIC CHRIST's Dana Duffey (who received the demo tracks from Steve) reached out to Joel Bagley, Steve's best friend, to discuss making sure Steve's work would not be forgotten and be given a proper release on a killer underground label done the way Joel and Dana feel Steve would have wanted it. After shopping labels, they landed on HELLS HEADBANGERS, who were eager to be a part of making sure Steve's legacy lived on. Steeped deep in the metal underground, HELLS HEADBANGERS were honored to be a part of this release, understanding its significance. Chock full of that trademark style of savage simplicity, as well as some surprising but no less extreme twists he hadn't explored in Black Witchery, GRANDIOSE MALICE's The Eternal Infernal serves to forever preserve Steve's musical freedom, his talent, and his undying love for music. He is missed by many, and undoubtedly, he is giving the horns from wherever he is as we pay homage to a legend! (Hells Headbangers #203)

VOMITOR - Pestilent Death LP
By now, VOMITOR should need no introduction. For nearly 20 years now, these Aussie hooligans have been dominating the metal underground with their own, idiosyncratic brand of Total Death Metal. From their raucous 'n' ribald early demos to their utterly classic debut album, Bleeding the Priest, and onward, VOMITOR have been a study in staunch defiance and sheer uncompromising will. Each album of theirs is its own world, its own headspace, its own frothing, ferocious beast of bedlam; and while the world around them continues to change, VOMITOR stand sure as steel, doggedly and deadly. VOMITOR have never been ones for half measures: it's all in, or nothing. They do not rush records, and only attack when inspiration arises; this explains why eight years separate that momentous debut LP and its nuclear-powered follow-up, Devils Poison. Then, two years after that second album, in 2012 came The Escalation - which, true to its title, found VOMITOR hitting a fever pitch. Alas, another considerable hiatus - not to mention more live detonations across Europe and, at long last, North America - and five years later arrives Pestilent Death. (Hells Headbangers #220)

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

Descriptions for 4/7/18

FETISH - s/t 7"
While one should hesitate to use the term "super group," it would be kinda hard to not consider utilizing some kind of label in that vein in regards to Portland, Oregon's FETISH. For starters if we're gonna talk about genre altering personnel within the ranks of this group, you'd have to note that this recording showcases the first time that Thee Slayer Hippy and Vegetable have come together to create ugly hardcore punk music since their stint together in the "War All The Time" era of the legendary Kings of Punk POISON IDEA three decades ago. It also doesn't hurt that 3/4 of PDX punk heroes LONG KNIFE (Colin Jarrell, Scott Goto, and Chris Reid respectively) are in the mix as well along with later era PI guitarist Brandon Bentley. Their debut track "TAKE THE KNIFE" showcases the sheer power of this group and is just a sign of what is to come with the band's full length record that will hopefully see the light of day later this year. On the flip side, a stirring rendition of LOVE's classic track "A House Is Not A Motel" closes this one out leaving us hungry for more. Each record comes in a glue pocket sleeve featuring cover art by the talented Joe B and includes a download card. (Beach Impediment #31)

MAXIUM ROCK'N'ROLL #420 (May 2018)
Finally...issue #420 (the May 2018 issue) of MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL is here! While yes, we do talk about Marijuana in this issue, there are still a ton of interviews with bands, columns, and more! We start things off with a special tribute to our founder Tim Yohannan to mark the 20th anniversary of his passing, complete with some people's favorite stories about him. Then we talk with the organizers of the ever-popular Bay Area Girls Rock Camp about their strategies for success during their ten years of operation. We also speak with LITTLE DEBBIE & THE CRUSADERS, one of the many bands formed by Bay Area Girls Rock Camp attendees. Seeking more coverage of domestic acts? Have no fear, we have DARK/LIGHT and DEATH RIDGE BOYS from Portland discussing the power of dreams and leftist politics, respectively, and ALL TORN UP! from NYC reviewing the Serenity Prayer. Want more? We've got a sick photo spread from Everything Is Not OK IV. Those seeking international punk coverage should be pleased. We have a long interview with Finland's KOHTI TUHOA discussing the Helsinki scene and politics, MISS DESTINY from Australia dishes out details about brawling at their shows, and YC-CY discusses quitting before they're too old. Still not enough for you? We have an interview with Erik Sutch, director of Careful Not To Cry, a new film about abortion access. Well, what are you waiting for? Pick this issue up before you forget what you were doing. (Maxium Rock'n'roll #420)

LEMURIA - Recreational Hate LP/CD
The 4th full length LP from the Buffalo, NY power pop trio. Contains 10 songs of tracks influenced by the raw intensity of Husker Du and The Replacements juxtapositioned with identity seeking lyrics and introverted vocal approaches for fans of Velocity Girl, Beat Happening and 90's era-Lemonheads. (Lemuria/Turbo Worldwide #1)

RIXE - Cassette Promo cassette tape
Rixe are back are with a fresh three song attack. "La Cle" is two minutes and twenty seconds of lean, mean and meaty Oi! that only Rixe over the last few years have perfected. It's driving sound is built on razor sharp tight drums, a slightly phased guitar and vocals that bite and bark. "Nuit Rasoir" is another straight down the line pounder that could easily have been one of the first ten releases on No Future Records. "Les Cent Pas" is the final track and rounds off things with another stomper. The sound is bigger, punchier but still very much Rixe that you know and love. Limited 3 track promo cassette pro copied. Same program repeats on both sides. Australians please get these from Yeap at Hardcore Victim. (La Vida Es Un Mus #167 TP)

CHEST PAIN - Primate's Advantage 7"
Six minutes of angry, disjointed, powerviolence which summons both BASTARD NOISE and GASP in their own right. Hot on the heals of their crushing full length, this one will have you wanting so much more. (To Live A Lie Records #117 TP)

WAR ON WOMEN - Capture The Flag LP/CD
War On Women returns with their highly anticipated follow up to their self-titled album. "Capture The Flag" is an 11-song, politically charged juggernaut that attacks the listener both sonically through their hardcore punk approach, and lyrically by tackling vitally pertinent social issues. "Capture The Flag" is a composite character of one of hardcore's most riling bands. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Bridge Nine Records #252)

QUEERS - Too Dumb To Quit 7"
Classic 1993 EP available for the first time in 25 years. Available on 6 different colors, with digital download card included. (Pine Hill Records #14)

(restock) NARCOLEPTICS - 2018 EP 7"
Never would have thought that NARCS could top their first two EPs, but by the might of a violent pounding gale behind the sails of this third one, inconspicuously titled, "2018 EP," this thought is whisked from the ground and power bombed straight to the cold, hard concrete of what-could-have-been. The hooks and catchy, pounding power of "Answer," this EP's second salvo, could be viewed as a standout, but the totality of this 7" is nothing short of heavy, sonic war, and when you're loaded with one of the most bombastic drummers in the game, the results are primed for mutually assured destruction. Possibly the last we hear from NARCOLEPTICS, on record, at least, but you can also find some of these sleepy fellows pounding it out in EXTENDED HELL and URCHIN. (Warthog Speaks Records #31)

Descriptions for 3/31/18

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, their third LP, finds the NYC band entering new territory, harnessing the innate grooves that runs through their songs and drawing them kicking and screaming into a whole cacophonous symphony. A more dynamic catchiness is at work on this album, utilizing tense moments of softness and sorrow to build up into their most powerful work yet.Recorded by Ben Greenberg and mastered by Josh Bonati. All artwork done by Sam Ryser and hand screen printed in NYC. (Toxic State Records #30)

TOTEN - Dreary Proximity LP
In 1987, following a brief stint in the nascent death metal band Revenant, Paul Ledney founded Toten, a band whose two recordings count among the very first examples of black metal to have originated in the United States. Mostly overlooked in favor of Profanatica, the notorious cult that later arose from its predecessor's ashes and also bears Ledney's cursed birthmark, Toten's "Misery" (1987) and "Macabre" (1988) demos arguably follow only Goatlord's "Demo '87" as the earliest U.S. black metal releases. In order to highlight the importance of Toten's role in shaping the eventual development of the most blasphemous forms of black metal, NWN! is pleased to now offer both demos in their own right on twelve-inch vinyl format under the collective title "Dreary Proximity." (Nuclear War Now Records #375)

The bands collaborated thematically to produce a masterpiece, the whole of which is greater than the sum of its parts. For its part, Adversarial delivers three tracks that are easily the best material the band has yet released. Featuring much stronger production than the band's previous work, the music on "Leviathan" revels in shimmering contrapuntal guitar riffs set against the savage fervor of the percussion and bass. Antediluvian here continue to pursue a style ever more dense, unpredictable, and arcane. Antediluvian's trademark shifting temporal disorientation and effulgent sparks of spatial distortion are present in abundance. (Nuclear War Now Records #223 CD)

Repress for this absolute masterpiece of blackened thick tar droning Sludge cvlt. Re-mastered from the original 1995 tapes. Pressed at 45rpm for maximum power. Artwork composed with original war photographies from Masahiko "Solmania" Ohno. Housed in a laminated gatefold sleeve, including a fold-out A2 poster. With this debut recording, Corrupted expanded both sound/tuning and timing to the extreme. Often imitated, few times matched. Sludge / Doom / Drone. Limited to 400 copies worldwide. (Throne Records #76)

PROFETUS - Coronation Of The Black Sun/Saturnine LPx2
Both their debut album / demo tape for the first time on vinyl. Re-mastered by Dan Lowndes at resonance Sound studio. Brand new artwork including exclusive photography work by Aki Pitkanen. True Finnish Funeral Doom Metal with members of Tyranny and Wormphlegm. "Thergothon may very well have finally discovered its true heirs." Finnish Funeral Doom / Doom Metal. Limited to 200 copies worldwide. (Throne Records #TR75)

ALTARAGE - Nihl (Deluxe) LP
Best Death Metal album 2016 @ Cvlt Nation. This is the repress of the sold-out first pressing through Iron Bonehead. Comes with a deluxe tip-on casewrapped gatefold sleeve + fold-out A2 poster. Lovecraftian Blackened Metal Of Death in the vein of Portal. Limited to 400 copies worldwide. (Throne Records #73)

SNOB - s/t LP
SNOB has snarled around the local London scene since 2014, leaving a trail of two self-released 7 inches and adulation in their wake. It's now the year 2018, and SNOB finally bring us their fully fledged follow up of tense hardcore punk that's characterised by frantic snotty dictation, agitated guitar lines and pummelling rhythms. The ten songs on the self-titled 12" are filled with disparities - sneering hi-energy, sentient meat and potato, adroit silliness, agitated apathy - creating a bleak and angry sonic force. The whip-smart whip-short lyrics are almost a poetry-to-arms that rails against all of the absurdities of modern living. To these ears, SNOB is like if you left YouTube tabs of ICONS OF FILTH, PENI, NOG WATT and JETSET/ BLOEBAD all playing at once, and it somehow sounded wonderful. The LP comes in a heavy board sleeve designed by the exiled Ben Fordree while on the run in Australia and includes a lyric sheet to help you sing along to modern classics like Doctor Dildo, Lycra Daddy or Punisher. (La Vida Es Un Mus #160)

BLAZING EYE - Brain/Lonely Corpse 7"
LA's BLAZING EYE return with two new tracks of devilish hardcore punk in the vein of MOBS or ZOUO. The Japanese hardcore influence is prevalent on "Brain" which has an infectious guitar riff- vocal scream dynamic punctuated by a perfect Bristol Beat which will have you screaming like a bloody mess without you even noticing. "Lonely Corpse" on the flip has a stomp dirgy beat perfect to dance like a worm on a devastated city ran by cyborgs. A perfect punk single with two really catchy and memorable songs which show BLAZING EYE at the top of their game. (La Vida Es Un Mus #114)

TENEMENT - Smother Me LP
If Tenement's expertly crafted 2015 double LP, Predatory Headlights saw the band pushing from their Descendents-inspired buzzy pop roots into a new role as DIY's power pop standard bearers, it also hinted at the band's eclecticism, sprinkling folk, noise, jazz and country across their 78 minute epic. These moments could fairly be described as cinematic and were likely the spark that inspired director Eric Schuman to approach the band to score his Columbia University thesis-film Smother Me in Hugs. It's easy to imagine songwriter Amos Pitsch sifting through a used record bin filled with arcane 70's and 80's nuggets, pulling out LP after LP, describing each's under-appreciated elements - an intro track here, the bridge to this album cut, etc. Music Composed For Smother Me in Hugs feels like a collection of such interludes, expanding the band's broad range with melancholy organ numbers, drum machine grooves, untuned strings, and strange percussion loops, before ending with a series of spaced out synth-scapes. It's an assortment of lo-fi moods, recorded warmly in Tenement's home studio Crutch of Memory in Appleton, WI, which only breaks out into full fledged rock splendor for one song: "Don't Let Them Tell You," a track that easily earns its place on any "best-of" Tenement mixtape, on its own making the record worth a spin or ten.'' - David Combs This is the second soundtrack arranged and recorded by Amos Pitsch, Julia Blair, Matt Stranger, and Black Thumb, with the addition of Jesse Ponkamo on this production. Limited to 300 copies on black vinyl in a full color gatefold jacket. Download included. (Malokul Records #16)

BRANDO'S ISLAND - Duplicaat/Natural Order 7"
From Melbourne, Australia, BRANDO'S ISLAND concocted another dose of hard-hitting synth punk and enigmatic delights for their third EP. Brando's follow a similar blueprint of their previous two EP' , presenting a belter A and B-side 45, carving a unique blend of whirlwind tempo, driving synth dueling with glittering vibraphone, ripped apart with unruly drums and cathartic vocals. Key influences spawning from the evilness of NERVOUS GENDER and the workhorse pop nuances of THE EFFIGIES shine through. Mix this with a strong affection for some of Australia's most uncompromising underground weirdos, the likes of SLUGFUCKERS, SEVERED HEADS and the VENOM P STINGER in their prime. Brando's Island consist of members from vast Australian punk and experimental acts such as THE ZINGERS, PATHETIC HUMAN, CHROME DOME, CASTINGS, VELVET WHIP and SOMA COMA. This is the third release on vocalist, Richard Costa's label, Million Dollar Records, complete with detailed cut-and-paste artwork and insert with lyrics and full credits. (Million Dollar Records #3)

DIE HOFFNUNG - Elegies and Creation Songs LP
Die Hoffnung's posthumous Elegies and Creation Songs lp on Belladonna Records. die Hoffnung features Jim and Jon Marburger formerly of I Hate Myself/Burnman and Travis Fristoe formerly of Moonraker/Reactionary 3/True Feedback Story. Elegies and Creation Songs is the follow up to die Hoffnung's "Love Songs" cd on No Idea Records released in 2006. This Lp continues the sound of "Love Songs" and is a mix of technical punk in the vein of Bastro/Shellac/Minutemen and slow burn epics channeling Codeine/I Hate Myself. On white vinyl. Belladonna Records was resurrected for this after a 15 year hiatus. Belladonna's previous releases include recordings by Asshole Parade, Palatka, Don Martin Three and I Hate Myself. (Belladonna Records #8)

DESPAIR - Visions Of The Inferno LP
DESPAIR were from Vancouver BC, Canada and worked hard to perfect Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing era DISCHARGE, and succeeded with Visions of the Inferno being the proof. Each member has many years experience under their bullet belt, playing in bands such as DECONTROL, TOTAL WAR, LIMB FROM LIMB, SUSS LAW, PHANE, DEAD HUNT, MULE and a slew of others. While playing dbeat in this stage of the game is by no means reinventing the wheel, these 5 guys make the war machine roll in a devestating, ear blasting way that breathes new life in a genre filled with dime a dozen knock offs who can't pull it off correctly. Visions of the Inferno is 8 dbeat masterpieces on 45RPM, mastered on the same machinery as HNSNSN by Kenko from Communichaos/MEANWHILE/DISCHANGE/etc. For any true fan of studded, charged, no frills hardcore punk. (Brain Damage Records #1)

Descriptions for 3/24/18

PMS 84 - Easy Way LP (Scene Support version)
Debut LP by Portland, OR punks PMS 84. Formed in early 2014, featuring members of Vivid Sekt, MoraL, Lifeform, Koward, Petite etc. Eight tracks of Oi! and UK82 influenced hardcore punk with nods to bands like the Partisans, Ultra Violent, and early Blitz. With super catchy guitar leads, bass breaks, and squealing guitar feedback this is a perfectly-executed punk full-length by a band with some of the most airtight songwriting you'll find. This album is hard hitting, it combines hardcore and Oi! and it takes no prisoners. The absolute best UK82 going right now. Scene Support version on colored vinyl with an additional, limited Scene Support version screened cover over the original. (Black Water Records #68)

FUERZA BRUTA - Verdugo LP (Scene Support version)
2017's surprise hype record, the first pressing sold out in minutes and went on to top several year-end "best of" lists. Chicago's Fuerza Bruta took sounds from early Brazilian Hardcore, Japanese Oi, and Italy's C.A.S. Records and came up with a solid LP of caustic but refreshing Oi. Second pressing on translucent green vinyl, pressed for their European tour and Ebullition's 2018 Scene Support series. Do not buy on eBay, do not buy on Discogs; please order through your local record store. Scene Support version on green vinyl. (Foreign Legion Records #11)

MARTYRDOD/NEOLITHIC - split 7" (Scene Support version)
Martyrdod has always been one of the highlights of the Swedish d-beat pack, even before they blew the doors off the scene with the masterful "Eldopp" in 2014. Adding that Bathory-indebted sense of melody to the Anti-Cimex base that so many have used to such great effect, Martyrdod stands taller than all but the best of d-beaters, and here "War Of Worlds" is an example of how and why. Five minutes of catchy riffing, punk drumming, raw-throated screams, and melodic guitar leads - what's not to love? Maryland's Neolithic take on filthy death/sludge is well-done, if not hugely memorable in this instance. "Inner Adversary" rides tar-caked guitar tones through a crusty death metal first half, before slowing down to an appropriately sludgy crawl for the back half. It's in that back half that "Inner Adversary" shines most, with a simple and yet very effective riff and some almost blackened croaks from vocalist Evan Harting. Composed of current and former members of Swarm Of The Lotus, Putrisect, Pulling Teeth, and Ruiner. Scene Support version on limited purple or light brown colored vinyl and comes with free LANDMINE MARATHON - s/t 7". (Deep Six Records #281)

FUBAR - Weltschmerz LP (Scene Support version)
After several split releases and 2 full lengths FUBAR is back with their breed of grindcore from the Netherlands. "Weltschmerz" is a blast of rage and harmonies spanning the spectrum of grindcore. Unique, fast, and raw, they bring their original grindcore talents to a head with this full length LP. For fans of Pig Destroyer, Weekend Nachos, etc. Scene Support version on black/red splatter vinyl and comes with a Give Praise CD and fun surprise item! (Give Praise Records #152)

EATEN - s/t LP (Scene Support version)
Coming from the underground city of Worcester, Massachusetts - EATEN is at the forefront of the pulverizing grindcore scene. Combining death metal, doom riffs over a unstoppable grind force, they are quickly becoming a band ahead of their game. Building off of classic grind bands and adding their own modern style, it rounds out their first full length. Scene Support version on marbled colored vinyl and comes with a Give Praise CD and fun surprise item! (Give Praise Records #134)

V/A - Give Me Back LP compilation (Scene Support version)
On a musical level the Give Me Back comp captured the essence of the Ebullition sound with a line-up that included ten bands that would do major releases on Ebullition over the course of the next few years; of all of the compilations released on Ebullition only the Give Me Back LP can truly be called a compilation of Ebullition bands. On an ideological level the Give Me Back LP also managed to achieve the political goals of the label. Every band wrote a song specifically about some issue concerning the gender theme, and the 32 page booklet also features articles and essays about gender issues. In addition the compilation was a benefit for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Planned Parenthood, and Shelter Services For Women. Featuring: Amenity, Desiderata, Seein' Red, Spitboy, End of The Line, Man Lifting Banner, Born Against, Econochrist, Profax, Suckerpunch, Sawhorse, Struggle, Bikini Kill and Downcast. Scene Support version celebrates the 28th anniversary of this compilation and comes with free copies of the SEEIN' RED - Marinus 7" and MANUMISSION - Diego Rivera 7". (Ebullition Records #4)

BETA BLOCKERS - Stiff Prescription LP
One of the new faces of Sheffield and Leeds punk (though members also keep busy in The Flex, No Form, Whipping Post and Community), Beta Blockers are here with their debut 12". What do they sound like? They sound like Die Kreuzen fucking about with the Screamers, or maybe Black Flag smashing gurners with Neubauten, or how about Stooges getting punished by the Gallagher brothers, maybe even all of those at the same time. Seven songs in eighteen minutes, housed in a heavyweight sleeve featuring artwork from Keegan Dakkar Lomanto. Limited to 300 copies, all on white vinyl. (Static Shock Records #56)

FUCKED & BOUND - Suffrage LP
Seattle's Fucked And Bound's debut LP Suffrage is that it's incredibly addictive. Across 14 tracks, the band rages from start to finish with vicious rhythms, bombastic drumming, and savage vocals. Channeling such bands as Black Flag, Bad Brains, and Agnostic Front, Fucked And Bound goes full throttle from the very beginning, not giving a care about slowing down. From the repulsive beat down of instrumentation to the roaring vocals, this is a band planning on going for your throat. West coast/southwest tour in mid-March, East coast tour in the fall. (Atomic Action! Records #78)

One of the few German punk classics that has not been reprinted yet is the MANIACS / TIN CAN ARMY Split LP. MANIACS was a hardcore punk band that born in the summer of 1982 in Rotenburg from a few local bands (Blutverlust and Bunker). Which was connected from the beginning to the English hardcore punk style (G.B.H.VARUKERS, ONE WAY SYSTEM). In their texts, the band picked up on classic political point themes and sang against right-wing extremism and the established society. TIN CAN ARMY from Gšttingen was the house band of the Juzi GO which was founded in 1982. The first release was released in 1983, the split LP with the MANIACS. The recordings were then recorded under pressure of time in the Musiclab in Berlin. Lyrically, Tin Can Army were very politically on the way, which was probably already too much for the label at the time, since a large part of the edition was supplemented by T.C.A. was not settl ed. The Ox-Fanzine described the band, which was quite rare, as "Best German intelligent Punkrockunderground, which is even more enthralling 20 years later." The split LP was released in 1984 at the time known in Germany label "Mulleimer Records" ( including Inferno, Normahl, Chaos Z and many others). The Rerelease comes in the original cover artwork as InsideOut version, plus a 24-page booklet (also with the information that was left out at the first edition) and a 30cm x 30cm flyer. (Power It Up Records #248)

Never would have thought that NARCS could top their first two EPs, but by the might of a violent pounding gale behind the sails of this third one, inconspicuously titled, "2018 EP," this thought is whisked from the ground and power bombed straight to the cold, hard concrete of what-could-have-been. The hooks and catchy, pounding power of "Answer," this EP's second salvo, could be viewed as a standout, but the totality of this 7" is nothing short of heavy, sonic war, and when you're loaded with one of the most bombastic drummers in the game, the results are primed for mutually assured destruction. Possibly the last we hear from NARCOLEPTICS, on record, at least, but you can also find some of these sleepy fellows pounding it out in EXTENDED HELL and URCHIN. (Warthog Speaks Records #31)

Honing their aggressive sound in Los Angeles California since 1994, The Militants bring forth their 3rd, and most powerfully cohesive album to date, "Front Line Kill." The Militants have crafted a brutal, bellicose effort that bleeds dystopian metal from every brain-stem cracking track. The riffs, manic and many, marry with tonsil curlding vocals that speak of a world teetering on the precipice of annihilation. Tracks like 'Chaos Calling You,' 'Breaking Walls,' 'Evil Wings Fly,' 'Omens of Doomsday,' Tomorrow's World' and the black smoke battlefield ballad, 'Front Line Kill," attest to this angel city band's devilish chops. "Unfathomable," the disc's tempered finale, features a haunting whistle, like a solemn stroll into the apocalypse. If it's all gonna end, might as well blow a gentle tune on the way out. For Fans of Slayer, Ministry, Carnivore, and Kreator. Sits well within the genres of Thrash Metal, Hardcore/Death, and Industrial Metal. (Aggressive Records #3)

JESUS CROST - Die Tonmeisterei Sessions CD
Two-piece blast unit from the Netherlands! Grindcore hooligans from Rotterdam that span a massive career of over 100 shows and multiple records out on Bones Brigade Records and Rodel Records, they come together for one last time on a massive 60+ song discography! This is a no-slow-all-go powerviolence grind masterpiece, fueled by the love of soccer and blastbeats. (Give Praise Records #150 CD)

HUMMINGBIRD OF DEATH - Forbidden Techniques LP
They say that it takes ten thousand hours to master anything. Using that logic, Boise's HUMMINGBIRD OF DEATH has then practiced a bit over two hours a day for their twelve years as a band to hit this mark right before going into the studio to record Forbiddden Techniques because the Boise boys have put together an absolute masterpiece. Twenty four songs in twenty four minutes will decimate your mind and memory for twenty four hours after listening. HOD has been perfecting their song and taken nods from NEOS, LARM, ELECTRO-HIPPIES, and all things fast and has taken twelve days in the studio formulating a fastcore mental maze of weaving/looping riffs and runs that will leave you breathless and satisfied. This is the best recording, best effort, and best material of the ever-evolving purveyors of playing faster than fast. (To Live A Lie Records #138 TP)

SIDETRACKED - Impediment tape cassette
If you were lucky enough to snag Sidetracked's Wrench tape, you know the band can lay down more tracks in less minutes than anyone around. Impediment puts down fifteen tracks in something like two minutes. Limited to 100 tapes ever. (To Live A Lie Records #142 TP)

GOOLAGOON - Life of Crime tape cassette
Ripping Boston area punk powerviolence new-comers. This tape pre-dates their split with ACxDC. A hundred pro-printed tapes, if you weren't lucky enough to get the band's early pressing, this is your second and maybe last chance to grab a copy. (To Live A Lie Records #134)

SEX PRISONER - Tannhauser Gate tape cassette
The power violence revival continues. Sex Prisoner, Tucson AZ's own powerviolence/Hardcore unit, sound a lot like Crossed Out mixed with some Infest. The sound is heavy, abrasive, and definitely rife with anger. They rarely venture into full-on thrash, which is a plus and offering sixteen furious bursts of burly powerviolence/hardcore. Limited pressing on tape. (To Live A Lie Records #132 TP)

THE KILL - Kill... Them All tape cassette
Hard to get Australian pressings and high shipping costs have made this amazing grindcore releases hard to get until this tape pressing. Limited to 150 copies, full color, this is grindcore ala INSECT WARFARE, P.L.F., and ROT. (To Live A Lie Records #127 TP)

FLASH OUT - Death Dealer 7"
Grinding Canadian crust'n'roll from members of Archagathus. Blasting, stinking, heavy for the days that you want more of a song to sink your teeth into than a forty second blasterpiece. (To Live A Lie Records #124 TP)

CHEST PAIN - Primate's Advantage 7"
Six minutes of angry, disjointed, powerviolence which summons both BASTARD NOISE and GASP in their own right. Hot on the heals of their crushing full length, this one will have you wanting so much more. (To Live A Lie Records #117 TP)

HUMUS - Eterna Condanna LP
Italy's Humus produce their sophmore LP, putting even more crusty fast blasty hardcore into the world. Fifteen songs in twenty-five minutes with absolutely no stopping. Just when you think they are about to slow down and venture into d-beat territory, they ramp up even faster or the song ends suddenly and the next charges right at you. (To Live A Lie Records #112 TP)

FUNERAL CHIC - Hatred Swarm tape cassette
Hailing from Charlotte, NC, the band has produced ten tracks of blackened hardcore seething with sardonically angry vocals and crushing guitars to create a bludgeoning aural assault. Formed in 2014, and putting out an amazing EP on NC's own Headfirst Records in 2015, they have brought one of the most pissed off records of 2016. Professionally recorded by Rick Contes and expertly mastered by Brad Boatright at Audio Siege and pressed to a limited number of tapes, this will be a truly heavy release. (To Live A Lie Records #115 TP)

NASHGUL - Carcava tape cassette
After being a band for fifteen years, NASHGUL has put together the most maniacal sophomore full length that will leave you with your jaw agape. Taking seven years to hone their sound since their initial full length offering, C‡rcava is a touch over thirty minutes of grindcore perfection; blasty, angry, crushing riffs. If you have a love for honest, old school grindcore then this is going to be on your top ten for years to come. This LP will be a defining grindcore LP of TLAL along with the ARCHAGATHUS, MAGRUDERGRIND, and THE KILL records. (To Live A Lie Records #122 TP)

OXIDANT - Deconstruct tape cassette
Not everything out there is easy and definable. Sometimes things in life are awkward, messy, hard to define, and generally caustic. Raleigh, NC's newest powerviolence force, OXIDANT, are all of those. The work on Deconstruct offer subtle nods to NO COMMENT, NEANDERTHAL, and CROSSED OUT but while truly summoning the band's own corrosive force. These twelve tracks were pro-recorded at Legitimate Business with Kris Hilbert and expertly mastered by Nick Townsend, this freshmen effort brings all the anger and frustration of living in the South. Members of NOCOMPLY, RUNNING FOR COVER, RESIST CONTROl, SUPPRESSIVE FIRE, FLEABANE, and GAS CHAMBER. To Live A Lie Record's own plays bass on this and I am excited to bring forward my best effort in a band to date. (To Live A Lie Records #128 TP)

FIREBURN - Shine 7"
Following their 2017 debut, "Don't Stop The Youth," California's own Fireburn presents "Shine b/w The Controller." This two-track 7" single is in anticipation of the bands upcoming Spring 2018 US appearances with American Nightmare, G.B.H, and Kill Your Idols, and at Punk Rock Bowling and United Blood Fest. 7" includes digital download. Limited edition of 500 copies on blue vinyl, exclusive to Rev. (Closed Casket Records #56)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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