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BLAZING EYE - Ways To Die 7"
After what has seemed like an eternity and an extremely long journey (including 90% of the initial pressing of the record mysteriously disappearing in transit), Blazing Eye's most recent recording secures their place as one of Los Angeles's best hardcore-punk bands. Propagating punk as true and original as bands the likes of G.I.S.M. and Siege, Blazing Eye sets forth with their strongest release since their 2013 demo. It's a banger for sure and I'm happy that this record is finally a reality. (Static Shock Records #38)

COLD MEAT - Pork Sword Fever 7"
Cold Meat hail from Perth, Western Australia, but truly these are siren songs for every woman getting fucked over in every corner of this sorry planet, oozing total defiance and sneering, caustic rage across five certified slappers. They hex lazy pricks and bad bastards with a spell of spectacular jangeloid riffs and clattering anarcho toms, each track upping the stakes like a praying mantis - fuck, decapitate, eat corpse for nourishment. Vocalist Ashley's throaty, spit-splashed lyrics cover the full gamut from the care burden placed on mothers ('Maternity Stomp') to the psychic burden of hating men while craving dick ('Meat Joy'). This is incisive, tongue-in-arse-cheek, indefatigably Now punk. Cold Meat will have you fisting the air, but only if you lube up first. (Static Shock Records #55)

BLASPHEMY - Live Ritual: Friday the 13th LP
"Live Ritual: Friday the 13th" LP was the first vinyl LP in what has since become Nuclear War Now!'s extensive discography. Approximately seventeen years and several hundred other releases later, "Live Ritual" has become one of the rarest and most sought-after of all NWN releases, and so the time has come for a repress of this historic album. The audio has undergone an additional round of mastering at the hands of James Plotkin to remove the distracting preamble and improve the overall sound. The layout has also been updated to include a more extensive description of events that led to the recording as well as many photos from the gig. While Nuclear War Now! has continued to evolve from its humble beginnings to its current state, "Live Ritual - Friday the 13th" will always represent the enduring essence of the label, and therefore it is truly fitting that it once again see the dark of night. (Nuclear War Now Records #4)

BLASPHEMY - Victory (Son of the Damned) LPx2
After having recorded the "Live Ritual" performance in July, YK shipped the very same MiniDisc recorder used for that event to Ryan Fšrster, along with instructions on how to use it. The aforementioned rehearsal session took place in the basement of then-bassist Bestial Saviour of the Undead Legions, and Fšrster captured the event by placing the MiniDisc recorder on the top of a washing machine in the room. Given the circumstances, one might erroneously assume the resulting audio quality to be inferior. On the contrary, the audio turned out to be compellingly good and thus worthy of its own release. What makes this release particularly unique is the first-time inclusion of the track "Victory (Son of the Damned)," from which the rehearsal now derives its name. Though debate continues to this day as to which - between "Fallen Angel of Doom...." and the "Blood Upon the Altar" demo - represents the most essential Blasphemy recording, "Victory (Son of the Damned)" promises to hold its own place atop the mantle of bestial black metal history as a snapshot in time of the world's most notorious black metal band. (Nuclear War Now Records #395)

SECT PIG - Crooked Backs LP
Violent and repetitious, frenzied and hallucinatory. Sect Pig's sound on this album is disorienting and extreme. Precision guitar attacks and tumultuous percussive abuse characterize the band's instrumental approach. Sect Pig utilize delay and other effects with intention, augmenting the tracks to add dimension and foster confusion. "Crooked Backs" displays a greater degree of compositional nuance than its predecessors, with unanticipated riffs, temporal shifts, and eccentric effects and sounds embedded within the tracks. "Crooked Backs" is the most cohesive of the three Sect Pig albums, but it also draws together the band's entire body of work and confirms patterns in the band's approach, with each album clocking in at under 20 minutes and featuring similarly stylized two-tone artwork. (Nuclear War Now Records #381)

CLITERATI/VIOLATION WOUND - split LP
Portland Queer Punk D-beat party masters fronted by Ami Lawless (Voetsek) team up with East Bay slime punks VW fronted by madman Chris Reifert (Autopsy) for this sick limited split 12". (Tank Crimes Records #109)

MAXIMUM ROCK'N'ROLL #423 (August 2018)
Coming hot off the press is Maximum Rocknroll #423, our August 2018 issue! This month is heavy on US punk festival coverage, including a retrospective by Philly's all-POC Break Free Fest concert goers and artists about their experiences there, an interview with the organizers of Oakland's The Multivrs Is Illuminated (a similarly minded all-POC fest), and a photo spread capturing Dumb Fest in Indiana! Want to hear about something besides festivals? You're in luck. Prior to their hiatus, PMS from France spoke to us about their new EP, whether or not they're a political band, and the state of punk in Paris. We have an interview with Oregon's ABOLITIONIST, who tell all about their love of history and veganism. We look back at late-'70s Norwegian punks OSLO B¯RS, their two releases, and why they had to change their name to OSLO BEURS. We're fortunate to have Oakland's COHERENCE talk to us about punk and diaspora right as their debut LP releases, and we also have an interview with Olympia's raw punk heroes PHYSIQUE that covers transphobia, fashion, and how punk life is shit. There's also a manifesto included called DIY As Privilege about ways to combat ableism in the punk scene. If that's still not enough for you, there's a robust letters section, plenty of columns, and enough reviews to keep you occupied until next month's issue comes out. (Maximum Rock'N'Roll #423)

THE DISRUPTERS - Open Wounds: 1980 to 2011 LP
Compiled by found member and vocalist Steve Hansell, this is the first compilation to span the entire Disrupters career. A one-off pressing on blue vinyl of 500 copies it includes a full size insert with photos and a detailed band history. The Disrupters formed in Norwich in 1980. An early demo sent to Crass saw them appearing on the first Bullshit Detector album. Summer 1981 the band went into the studio and recorded the Young Offender 7" which would be released on their own Radical Change label, establishing the band as one of the premier anarcho-punk bands. Another single Shelters for the Rich followed as did the classic album Unrehearsed Wrongs. The Disrupters were a highly political anarcho-punk band who believed in direct action. In 2005 Overground Records released the Gas The Punx compilation. Two years later they reformed to play Steve Ignorant's Feeding Of The 5000 gig at Shepherd's Bush Empire and releasing the Generation Retard album before calling it a day in 2011. (Overground Records #161)

SHIPWRECKED - We Are The Sword LP
Norway's Viking horde return with their first LP since 2012's hardcore masterpiece The Last Pagans. We Are the Sword expands on the band's signature X-Claim/early Dischord style, adding a second guitar and the metallic tinge of Bathory and Dark Throne to their FU's/SS Decontrol worship. This is heavier than you ever thought Shipwrecked would sound but it's still fast, violent noise with no gimmicks or tricks. White vinyl mastered by Adam Gonsalves (Templars, Power Trip, Poison Idea, Elliot Smith) and housed in heavy black and gold jackets. Limited to 300 copies on Foreign Legion Records for their appearance at 2018's This is Hardcore Fest. This will go fast and will not be repressed in the United States. (Foreign Legion Records #14)

V/A - I've Got The Bible Belt Around My Throat LP
A crucial addition to the Killed By Death/Bloodstains cannon, this compilation collects early punk and HC from Alabama from 1981 and running through 2003. Very few of these songs ever saw official release on anything other than home-dubbed demo cassettes that are so scarce even finding copies to source the audio for this collection was almost impossible. After more than 5 years of work this collection finally sees the light of day. . All tracks remastered by Will Killingsworth (Orchid, Ampere). 300 copies on black vinyl with full color sleeve and eight page zine of the history of punk in Alabama. This will not be repressed. (Foreign Legion Records #12)

PODRIDO - Perra Vida 7" flexi
Mexican hard-grind snot-noise harsh-punx layer six minutes of rotten carne on one side of a rounded white flexi best served crushed and snorted. Comes in a full color cover with an obi strip and two postcards- SUPER DELUXE LO-FI!! (Torture Garden Picture Company #80)

V/A - Puerto Rico Metal Alliance Attack III LP compilation
LP compilation of metal from Puerto Rico. It includes the following bands Deus Inc., Marrano, Zafakon, Calamity, Omnifariam, Clarias, Tavu, Parallel Dimensions, and Dantesco. (Discos De Hoy #2)

CRUCIFIX - Crucifix LP
Reissue of 1981's classic first recording by legendary San Francisco band Crucifix. This EP's raw Sabbath-fueled punk, Shaggs-like musicianship and honest teenage angst provoked one reviewer at the time to write, "it makes you feel like going out and bludgeoning an old lady to death." Recorded at Tom Mallon Studios in San Francisco in 1981, and originally released on Universal Records, this long out-of-print five track EP contains the band's defining anthem of the period, "You're Too Old." (Kustomized #2)

CRUCIFIX - Nineteen Eighty Four 7"
Originally released in 1982 on the band's own Freak records, this classic single was a massive musical leap for Crucifix, providing a link between the initial self titled 12-inch EP and the Dehumanization LP, an undeniable classic of Reagan-era hardcore political punk. Nineteen Eighty-Four is a lo-fi, live-in-studio 2 track recording capturing the band at full intensity, an onslaught of volume and distortion. This recording marked the band's move into the area of political engagement through message, graphics, and a DIY ethos. In the spirit of the original Freak release, this reissue includes a remake of the patch that was silkscreened by the band for the first pressing in 1982. (Kustomized #3)

CRUCIFIX - Exhibit A. CD
Your fucking eye raked on a seven-inch hair spike is just the beginning of this 1979-1984 retrospective look at one of California's most seminal hardcore bands. Compiling the tracks from their out-of-print eponymous 12-inch, their 1984 7-inch, "Steel Case Enclosure" from the Rat Music For Rat People Volume 2 comp, "Annihilation" from MRR's All Quiet on The Western Front, comp., plus five live motherfuckers recorded at CBGB's in 1984. Sixteen tracks compiled and digitally remastered by the band and released on their own label, so it sounds a lot better than any of those expensive "fan club" things floating around. (Kustomized #1)

CHRIST ON PARADE - A Mind Is A Terrible Thing LP/CD
Christ On Parade started in 1985, rising from the ashes of local bands Treason and Teenage Warning. Like much of the punk music at the time, they had an intensely political edge and very serious lyrical approach. The "Peace Punk" scene of the early '80s Bay Area-typified by local bands like PLH, Treason, Trial, Crucifix, and Atrocity, and heavily influenced by British anarcho-punk-had a formative influence on many bands in the scene including Christ On Parade. "The band coalesced into a unique hybrid of influences that could have only happened in the venue / living space that most of the members dwelled in, Emeryville's New Method warehouse. At that time, a lot of the Oakland punks were into the almost "prog-punk" stylings of bands like the Subhumans, Santa Rosa's Victim's Family, and the darkly paranoid spasms of England's Rudimentary Peni. Musicianship had become a virtue rather than a non-issue. This confluence of sounds and ideas, and the fact that the East Bay was awash with LSD in those days, led to the band's classic album, A Mind Is A Terrible Thing. "The album is a demonology of the dark undercurrent beneath the relentlessly inane and superficial '80s. Noah Landis's feral vocals and grindstone guitar spearhead the album with second guitarist Doug Kearney, bass player Malcolm Sherwood, and drummer Todd Kramer turning in an equal number of distinctive songs and performances. The result is brooding and angular, often catchy but never poppy. The production is raw, but this unvarnished quality serves the music rather than detracts from it. (Neurot Recordings #110)

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

CHRISTIAN DEATH - Live At The Whisky A Go Go 1981 LP
Limited edition reissue of the earliest known recording of the infamous gothic death rock band, Christian Death, fronted by the inimitable Rozz Williams performing an entrancing live set on Halloween! Special limited edition splatter purple and black vinyl! (Cleopatra Records #953)

D.R.I. - Violent Pacification & More Rotten Hits LP
The very best tracks from everyone's favorite Imbeciles, those legends of hardcore thrash metal, D.R.I., issued on a limited edition 12" vinyl! This retrospective spans the Imbeciles' entire career including highlights such as "Who Am I?," "Violent Pacification," "Commuter Man" and many more of the band's best mosh anthems! (Cleopatra Records #951)

VIBRATORS - Past, Present, And Into The Future LP
A brand new album from UK punk rock icons The Vibrators, who are celebrating their 40+ year career! Features a unqiue line-up with contributions from former and current members including founders Knox, Eddie, and John Ellis, along with V@ era bassist Gary Tibbs (Roxy Music), current bassist/vocalist Pete, guitarist Darrell Bath and production by original bassist Pat Collier! Available on limited edition Red vinyl! Cleopatra Records #692)

THOU - Rhea Sylvia LP
Thou is a forward-thinking metal/punk band from Baton Rouge, LA. "Rhea Sylvia" is the first of three EPs the band plans to release in 2018. It is a six-song monster that sees Thou exploring melodious territory with more confidence than ever before. (Deathwish Records #203)

SLAPSHOT - Sudden Death Overtime LP
"Sudden Death Overtime" was the second LP from Boston, MA, hardcore legends Slapshot. Released in 1990, it followed up their debut, "Back On The Map," perfectly, a volatile mixture of fast, maniacal hardcore with angry street punk fronted by the notorious Choke, a Boston legend who previously fronted the bands Negative FX and Last Rights. For fans of The Rival Mob, Dropkick Murphys, and Killing Time. Now available again on vinyl from Taang! Records. (Taang! Records #40)

(restock) CLITERATI - s/t 7" (Scene Support version)
Portland, Oregon's Cliterati fronted by Ami Lawless of Voetsek. Hardcore? D-beat? Queer-core? How about total earache party crust. Former members of Poison Idea, Voetsek, and Murderess. Has an anti Donald Trump song, and you can't go wrong with that. The Scene Support version comes on white vinyl and includes a poster. Limited to 100 copies. (Tank Crimes Records #99)

(restock) CLITERATI - s/t tape cassette
Portland, Oregon's Cliterati fronted by Ami Lawless of Voetsek. Hardcore? D-beat? Queer-core? How about total earache party crust. Former members of Poison Idea, Voetsek, and Murderess. Has an anti Donald Trump song, and you can't go wrong with that. (Tank Crimes Records #99 TP)

(restock) HARD FEELINGS - Sideways LP
Has it already been 5 years since Duluth's Hard Feelings released their debut full-length "Swell?" Time flies! "Sideways" finds the band a little older, but still just a as snotty and bursting with energy as in previous releases. The band combines the youthful energy of F.Y.P. and Crimpshrine with the down-and-out glam of Hickey and Dory Tourette along with the song-writing chops of Future Virgins, making for what will no doubt be the soundtrack to my - and hopefully your - summer and many seasons to come. (Dirt Cult Records #122)

(restock) SHATTERBOX - Strung Out on the Line LP
Official reissue of obscure Seattle Punk RocknRoll from '81, restored and remastered from original reels. DIG! Records Archeological Division presents Strung Out on the Line, the all but lost private press powerhouse LP from SHATTERBOX. The band formed in 1979, at a major and sketchy (read: majorly sketchy) generational crossroads for what threatened to be the last gasp of Rock'n'roll in the '70s, and the shaky-new directions it'd take in the '80s. Recorded in their Seattle basement, the band utilized a mobile studio unit a la a low-rent D.I.Y. Exile Main on St., and self-released the album on New Year's Day 1981 in an unknown quantity, and in an array of handmade album art designs: stencil and spray paint; paste-on Xerox cutout; and bare-white factory sleeves, Shatterbox never followed standard operating procedures and Strung Out on the Line captures the band's wild and ragged original sound and style in full. Newly restored and remastered by DAVID ECK from the original quarter-inch reels and housed in properly printed jackets with liner notes displaying the numerous versions of album art and an oral history from the band's sole surviving member, Richard Pleasant, this LP is finally receiving the presentation it deserves. Rocketing through twelve brash and energetic cuts of exuberant Punk Rock and raw Power Pop, the album sonically falls somewhere between The Heartbreakers, Nervous Eaters and either-or, better yet-both iterations of The Gizmos. (Dig! Records #7)

(restock) DANCER - I'm Not Giving Up/Teenage Punk 7"
Here with an anthemic scorcher of an A-Side: "I'm Not Giving Up", channels equal parts Cheap Trick & Thin Lizzy, delivering the ROCK GOD goods so convincingly its time to THROW your Kiss records out! Flip it over for "Teenage Punk", a swirling synth punk slice of misfit solace with words to live by ("all our friends, we don't have friends"). Six singles in, and Dancer proves there are sick new moves comin' from the crew responsible for Apache, Glitz, and Slick! Recorded by Greg Ashley in a one and done press featuring awesome album art by the Human Lawnmower's inimitable Avi Spivak. (Dig! Records #5)

Descriptions for 7/7/18

BROKEN HEARTS ARE BLUE - The Truth About Love LP
HEARTS ARE BLUE, from Michigan, released their sole classic and underrated LP The Truth About Love on Caulfield Records in 1997, which has become a staple LP of the mid-90's emo/indie scene. BHAB were able to merge the sounds of Sunny Day Real Estate, Texas Is The Reason and Evergreen together, yet still created their own unique sound that helped forge the classic mid-late 90's emo style, similar to their peers in Braid. BHAB were around from 1995 - 1997 and featured members of Ordination of Aaron, Current, Ottawa and Vine. Now this rare LP has been remastered with new artwork and is back in print on vinyl after more than 20 years. This reissue also includes the rare track "525 to Heart", which did not appear on the original LP. Limited to 500 on lavender color vinyl and comes with a digital download. (Repeater Records #4)

TABLE SUGAR - Introductory Material LP
"Introductory Material" is the debut recording by Olympia art-punk four-piece Table Sugar. Recommended for obsessive fans of THE SLITS, THE RAINCOATS, GRASS WIDOW and BUSH TETRAS. The band's mindset with putting songs together is about throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks. The music, as a result, is blanketed in chaotic discordance, a wild, vaguely confrontational jumble of jagged chords and shouted vocals. Comprising of Pascal Luther (guitar and vocals), Ella Svete (guitar and vocals), Aidan McNellis (bass) and Bryn Ackley (drums), Table Sugar began on a whim after 3/4 of their members met in art class at The Evergreen State College. That early "let's start a band!" enthusiasm translates to their songwriting. (Water Wing Records #26)

CHIENS/DEAD INSTRUMENT/WHORESNATION - 3 Way split LP
Single Sided/Etched B - Side/Transparent Orange Wax. Those who sacrificed their lives to find the truth, those who push the limits to find answers, those who suffer for others will laugh while spinning this one sided LP record. Breath and explore because the end of miserable world is close." Limited to 500 pieces on transparent orange vinyl with etching on side B packed in a recycled cardboard box. The cover and insert is made by hands of Luis Ifer (Teething). (Bones Brigade Records #82)

TORTURE RACK - Malefic Humiliation LP
The Pacific Northwest continues to be a stronghold for relevant new death metal in 2018 with Portland's Torture Rack among the few that are leading the pack. This second album, Malefic Humiliation, captures the savagery of their live shows, which have become the stuff of legend; subtlety bludgeoned, beaten and hacked to nothing but a red mess of leftovers. Like a homemade mace to your ugly face! These slimy degenerates have once again escaped from their dungeon shackles to mutilate countless posers and record another brain damaged album. More deranged, barely competent and with the lyrical prose that reads like Castle Freak. Only for deviants, freaks, pathological sadist, perverts and dumbbells. With a lineup that includes members of label mates Witch Vomit, this band carves out their mark on the festering corpse of the Northwest with this release, bashing through nine tracks in just under thirty minutes. "Mace Face," "Corpse Revenge" and "Destined For Dogmeat" ain't for the faint and the vile cover art by Sebastian Mazuera makes real the sole intent of the band: barbarism. (Parasitic Records #113)

RAMU - Glowing Civilization 7"
A frenzied barrage of jagged riffage and breakneck blasting from an international grindcore project featuring Mauro Cordoba's (Maruta) lithe technical riffing, the tormented shrieking of Dylan Walker (Full of Hell) and innovative Hungarian drummer Bal‡zs P‡ndi (Merzbow, Keiji Haino). Unrestrained technical agility that flows effortlessly between nimble precision and organic abandon suffocating under an ominous curse of interminable cruelty. (Nerve Altar Records #36)

ABASTRACTER - Cinereous Incarnate LP
Perhaps now assuming their ultimate and ghastliest form, Abstracter return with their most astonishingly telluric, bleak, and hopeless album to date. On their third and brand new LP "Cinereus Incarnate" the Oakland CA blackened doom destroyers unravel a blood-curdling sonic tale about a wretched world cursed to eternal twilight where reality is torn to pieces and existence is reduced to the final stages of survival. Taking form through a deluge of suffocating distortion and dismal atmospheres that defies any categorization, Abstracter have created an hallucinatory and apocalyptic work that oozes with an immanent and oppressive sense of defeat and of unravelling hope, fusing together crust, black, doom, death metal, and cancerous strains of noise, drone, and dark ambient to summon a soul-crushing sonic cataclysm of utter misery and despair. (Sentient Ruin Labaratories #60)

(restock) TORTURE RACK - Barbaric Persecution LP
Finally! The gore-drenched and pus-oozing debut full-length from this Portland (Oregon, U.S.A.) based bunch of sickos.this quartet spew forth brutal, gruesome, vicious, bulldozing, ultra-heavy and downtuned death metal that will crack your every bone at their rack and take you back to the glorious Death Metal of yore when bands such as Cannibal Corpse, Rottrevore, Decrepit, Morpheus Descends, Imprecation, Goreaphobia, Baphomet, Deteriorot, Execration or Corpus Rottus reigned supreme in the most foul-smelling pits of the U.S. underground scene. To top it off, "Barbaric Persecution" was mastered by Mike Lastra at Smegma Studios (U.S.A.) with an almost surgical precision in order to keep the band«s sonic delivery as raw, organic, thick and heinous as (in)humanly possible. Cover art by Matt Hopkins. (Parasitic Records #100)

BERTHOLD CITY - Moment Of Truth 7" (Color Vinyl)
Berthold City's upcoming "Moment Of Truth" 7" was tracked by Aaron Jamili at Wormhole Studios and mastered by Don Fury, the NYHC legend who has worked with everyone from Gorilla Biscuits to Agnostic Front to Youth Of Today. The 7" will include three songs from their demo, plus three additional cuts tracked during the same session. For fans of Youth Of Today, Judge, Carry On, In My Eyes, Strife, and American Nightmare. New pressing now available on gold vinyl. (War Records #8)

THE PRETTY FLOWERS - Why Trains Crash LP
On their debut LP, Why Trains Crash, The Pretty Flowers continue in the tradition of bands like Superchunk who blurred the lines between punk and indie rock. While theband is too "indie" for studded belt crowd and a bit too gritty for the average indie rocker, they'll be a welcome respite for those who have little use for the boxes genres can create. A crunch 'n punch snarl of guitar-frothed heaven as barbed and biting as it is moody and melancholic, Why Trains Crash bursts out of the gate with lead single "Cream of Canvas," a song that sneers, smirks, and sighs its way through the entirety of The Pretty Flowers' sonic palette. Featuring four minutes of razor-wire guitars winding through rollercoaster rhythms while candied harmonies rub shoulders and bump hips with lyricism by turns wistful and sardonic, "Cream of Canvas" is The Pretty Flowerscondensed to their floor-stomping essence. A union of current and former members of The Henry Clay People, The Breakups, Jungle Jungle, and Shirley Rolls, THE PRETTY FLOWERS are a Rubik's Cube of L.A. indie staples: Noah Green (guitar/ vocals), Sam Tiger (bass), Jake Gideon (guitar/ producer), and Sean Johnson (drums). Dubbed "a true treasure of Los Angeles" by Razorcake. (Dirt Cult Records #112)

HARD FEELINGS - Sideways LP
Has it already been 5 years since Duluth's Hard Feelings released their debut full-length "Swell?" Time flies! "Sideways" finds the band a little older, but still just a as snotty and bursting with energy as in previous releases. The band combines the youthful energy of F.Y.P. and Crimpshrine with the down-and-out glam of Hickey and Dory Tourette along with the song-writing chops of Future Virgins, making for what will no doubt be the soundtrack to my - and hopefully your - summer and many seasons to come. (Dirt Cult Records #122)

BIRDS IN ROW - We've Already Lost The World LP/CD/tape cassette
"We Already Lost The World" is Birds In Row's latest, a stunning nine-song album that blends post punk and angular rock influences into something emotional and electric. Recorded and mixed by Amaury Sauve at The Apiary, and mastered by Thibault Chaumont at Deviant Lab. For fans of Touche Amore, Modern Life Is War, Oathbreaker, and La Dispute. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Bridge Nine Records #204)

CRIM - Sense Excuses 7" (Color Vinyl)
Crim's 2017 LP, "Blau Sang, Vermell Cel," received rave reviews. The two original songs on this EP truly exemplify what this band is all about and the reason why so many people are excited about them. Throwing Turbonegro and Cock Sparrer covers on here obviously gives English speakers something extra to scream along too, but regardless of what language you speak, this band is one you need to be aware of; and this EP is a perfect sample of why. These are the remaining copies from Record Store Day 2018 on clear with black smoke vinyl, exclusive to Rev and limited to 200 copies. 7" includes digital download. (Pirate's Press Records #194)

URSULA - Meet Is Murder 7" (Color Vinyl)
The frantic debut from Apple Valley, CA's Ursula blurs the lines of every conventional facet of underground noise, being equal parts metal, punk, hardcore, grind, crust, and thrash. Call them what you will, all labels can apply, but no single one really defines them. For fans of War On Women. 7" includes digital download. (Indecision Records #107)

(restock) EASY MONEY - Collection LP
Easy Money were a prominient part of Victoria, BC's punk/new wave music scene fro five years, from 1978 to 1982. Nestled in Victoria BC, Canada a lonely mod-revival/powerpop band cut two great singles on a local record store's imprint and then faded off into obscurity. Luckily we were able to dig into the archives of this bands tape demos and find a plethora of incredibly strong demos in excellent quality. Easy Money Signed to Quintessence Records (home of Modernettes, DOA, Young Canadians, Pointed Sticks) just as the label folded were stuck with no distribution or attention anywhere but locally. They would not have been the oddball choice for inclusion on the label had things been different. The tracks compiled here with both singles released present a KILLER archive of Northwest Rock n Roll during the New Wave heyday. Think Pointed Sticks, The Heats, early Cheap Trick and hell even some of the later Kidda Band stuff when they get going. Solid stuff from 1982. (Neon Taste Records #1.EM)

Descriptions for 6/30/18

LA MISMA - Peace Talks Continue As Do The Fables 7"
La Misma's previous release, 2015's "Kanizadi" LP, showed them harnessing and controlling their initial fury, utilizing Crisis' musical toolkit to transform blasts of Ultimo Resorte-styled hardcore punk into something more tense and restrained. Three years later, Misma have dragged this formula all the way through their spiritual desert, achieving a masterful, lean tightness that is more desperate and ragged in its intensity than anything else they've yet done. Militant drums fire bleak, dirty melodies into states of stark chaos, as fierce Portuguese declarations ride the bucking storm. Over the years La Misma have mastered their unique sound, and this venomy and reckless incarnation is their most powerful and impressive work yet. Another necessary record by a necessary band. (Toxic State Records #32)

SALTAS - Parasites Demo 2 tape cassette
Saltas's reverence for death takes form in a languid, minimalistic approach that mirrors the final, desperate stage of life, as one's last breaths are drawn with increasing difficulty and both mind and body progressively succumb to their ultimate fate. (Nuclear War Now Records #394 TP)

MOENEN OF XEZBETH - Ancient Spells of Darkness... tape cassette
Conjuring the sinister spirits of yesteryear, Moenen of Xezbeth rises to deliver its first full incantation of mid-paced black metal, "Ancient Spells of Darkness...," with its seven arcane invocations primed to unleash their plague on all who bear witness. (Nuclear War Now Records #402 TP)

REGIONAL JUSTICE CENTER - World of Inconvenience LP
After releasing their demo early 2017, REGIONAL JUSTICE CENTER quietly worked on their song writing craft, no teasers, no promo tapes, just a constant display of force through live performance where they refined until their was no fat left to trim. WORLD OF INCONVENIENCE finds its home in ever shifting time signatures, punishing punk beats and constantly off kilter breaks. This record expands RJC from the one man band demo and adds players from the live band as well a brief guest appearance by Mark Palm(Go It Alone, Supercrush, Black Breath). Drawing from such sources as CROSSED OUT all the way to the THE BEATLES the record never leaves you anticipating what will happen next. Recorded in Western Massachusetts with Will Killingsworth and housed in art by Mark McCoy, WORLD OF INCONVENIENCE makes for a complete package of hardcore brilliance. (Adagio 830 Records #158)

DEATHGRAVE - So Real It's Now LP/CD
San Jose death grind punk influenced by Impetigo, Autopsy, Rudimentary Peni. Members of Brainoil and Amber Asylum. Fourteen tracks. Colored vinyl, download card. (Tank Crimes Records #111)

CLITERATI/VIOLATION WOUND - split LP
Street date July 13th. Portland Queer Punk D-beat party masters fronted by Ami Lawless (Voetsek) team up with East Bay slime punks VW fronted by madman Chris Reifert (Autopsy) for this sick limited split 12". (Tank Crimes Records #109)

CHURCHBURN - None Shall Live... The Hymns Of Misery LP/CD/tape
It's been 4 years since "The Awaiting Coffins" was released. Churchburn is proud to finally unveil the new album: "None Shall Live...The Hymns of Misery". For added discomfort within the music, we had two special guests: Andy Grant of The Vomit Arsonist for his black ambience. Our metal brother, former member Mike Cardoso on backing vocals. Churchburn have also brought on two new members, both of whom have already made their own marks in previous R.I. bands: Timmy St. Amour (Howl) on guitar and Derek Moniz (Headrot, Wreak, Black Acid Prophecy...too many to mention) on bass. Their input and musicianship really show on the new songs and recording. Members of VITAL REMAINS and GRIEF. (Armageddon Shop Records #13)

SU19B - Neutralize LP
Second LP by enigmatic power violence masters Su19b, dropping in time for their west coast USA tour this summer. Su19b are a band that has fascinated me since my youth. With several years between brief flurries of releases, I could never figure out if they were an active band or not. Ryohei even told me at one point they don't actually practice, they just wing it at shows! But what shows do they play? I so rarely saw them on flyers. Musically, I know this is a dramatic simplification, but like, when every other power violence band ever was playing 'fast/slow/fast', Su19b was playing 'slow/fast/slow'. They made a style of hardcore that felt categorically different than their peers, accentuating different parts of the power violence style that other bands weren't touching on. And over the last 21 years, across an assortment of splits and their amazing first LP from 2015, they have continued to evolve and refine their style into something wholly unique and original. While still playing "power violence", they now sound much more akin to a Corrupted sense of sludge/doom metal, but with brief moments of bombastic blastbeats and raging thrash that act as explosive reliefs of tension, like a pipe bursting after too much filth at too hot a temperature is being churned through. Between the riffs and the effected vocals and the song construction, they sound downright fucking evil, menacing, pitch black in darkness. There's not another band in the game today that can evoke this feeling in me, I'm not sure there's another that even tries. (SPHC Records #102)

GOD'S AMERICA - The Undeserving 7"
My first experience with God's America was when they organized Sete Star Sept's gig in Las Vegas in 2012. They were rock solid, tight and powerful, and they were such lovely people, so they made an impression on me. Over the years, I've been lucky enough to watch them grow, develop their style and aesthetic, spend time touring with them, release their records, watching with excitement as they just continued to get better and better and attain more success for it. And in 2016 with their Merge With the Infinite LP, I think God's America fully realized their vision and hit a new level of quality. That record still ranks for me as one of the very best power violence/grindcore/fast hardcore records of the last few years, and upon hearing it I immediately called Andres and asked to do their next record. ...Which wound up taking some time to materialize, because of line-up changes. And it's with great excitement that we release the first proper recordings of the new line-up, kicking off the next chapter of God's America with 14 tracks of brutal power violence hardcore. Furious and fast-paced arrangements, crunchy guitars, heavy stick-in-the-mud bass, God's America now takes a turn towards a more conventional power violence style but retain their own sonic personality and aesthetic to ensure the highest caliber of raging. (SPHC Records #89)

NO BLUES - s/t 7"
Scott sent me the No Blues demo and I was a #1 fan immediately. Sometimes I'm reminded of Tenement, and sometimes Marked Men, but definitely with an overarching Tony Molina sense of arrangement and pacing in everything. A perfect power-pop style with a nice raw production, quick songs, unforgettable vocal melodies, tasteful guitar leads. Of course I immediately offered to do a record for them, and this is the first of several planned releases. Get in on the ground floor. (SPHC Records #101)

ACTIVE MINDS/LOS REZIOS - split 7"
Active Minds are legends that shouldn't need an introduction. Their side is 2 tracks of political hardcore punk, a bit on the more 'metallic thrash' angle of Active Minds material, tackling the absurdity and hypocrisy of the religious conservatives that are the bane of American existence. They are one of my favorite bands ever and I'd do anything for them, including doing the legwork on a cooperatively released split 7". Los Rezios are a 00's crustcore band from Lima, Peru. While best known to me for their split 7" with Battle of Disarm (Japan), Los Rezios have been chugging along for a long time and have a pretty sizable discography of splits and albums. Their side is 2 tracks of rocking crustcore/metalpunk that fits nicely in-line with the rest of their discography. (SPHC Records #101.5)

EXTENDED HELL - Call Of The Void 7"
Second 7" from this ripping NYC hardcore band. Wild punk riffs in the vein of Totalitar played with the crust aggression of State of Fear. Artwork by the master Joe B. Released to coincide with their West Coast tour with Headsplitters. (Desolate Records #13)

LA URSS - Nuevo Testamento LP
After their last full length in 2015, Spain's La URSS is back with a new 10 song LP titled "Nuevo Testamento." It's not every band that can release three great albums, let alone FOUR. I've said this before, but La URSS continue to get better and better, honing their craft further, expanding on harmonies and different time signatures. They are able to switch flawlessly from chanted dirges to driving melodic punk at the drop of a dime. From a trance-inducing track to the wild and ripping "Confianza Racional en la Accion Dinamica," La URSS flex their musical chops like never before to the listener's enjoyment. The cover art is minimalist, an apparent comment on modern day's technological worship, for better or worse. Cracked and broken. If you know La URSS, you know they are a rare group that is amazing both live and recorded. If you don't, you need to remedy that and pick up "Nuevo Testamento" right away. (Todo Destruido #36)

AUSENCIA/NARCOESTADO - split 7"
I am stoked on this release as these are two of my favorite current bands going. Ausencia comes back right where they left off on the "Cuantas Vidas" 7". 3 new songs of catchy melodic punk with a hint Oi!. Narcoestado are back with their first release since the demo. Their sound on this is a little different, yet still in the same vein. Musically I think it's the same style with the vocals being less gruff. I think the songwriting has grown a lot and the lyrics on this are very heart felt. 2 new songs of catchy/dark punk. Art by Rafa Manrique/Limited to 500 copies. (Todo Destruido #34)

CRIATURAS - Ruido Antisocial 7"
New EP for 2017 from Texas hardcore punk band Criaturas. Since their last LP "Espiritu De Libertad", this is the only proper new material the band has released since 2013! Between their affiliated projects like Vaaska, Impalers, KurrakŠ, and a ton of other killer bands, it's understandable why certain bands take a back seat. That said, "Ruido Antisocial" is an indication that when Criaturas decides to reassemble, they pump out consistent material that is instantly recognizable and full of undeniable character. The rhythm section is groovy and chaotic, but super "in the pocket" with thumping bass lines that launch the intros of songs. The standout element is the vocals, which on previous releases have had moments of straight up singing that is melodic and eerie, but are totally vicious and shredded throughout on this new EP. The guitars are rocked out with face-melting leads, but still have this dark, ominous sensibility. Glad to hear this band hasn't quietly decided to call it quits and are returning totally raging new material. (Todo Destruido #35)

DISKURZ - s/t 7"
Debut 7" from this Croatian band who play awesome singalong punkthat reminds me a lot of 80s Spanish greats Eskorbuto. Like that band, Diskurz blend simple, catchy riffs and vocals with melodic guitar leads and very aggressive playing to yield a product that combine all of the best elements of punk and HC. Another awesome product from what's becoming one of the best and most consistent labels around. (Todo Destruido #8)

SUDOR - Cuatro Canciones... 7"
Brand new 7" from one of my favorite bands on the world, Spain's Sudor! If you've talked to me about music in the past couple of years I've probably tried to shove their LP down your throat, and finally here's a domestic release that you can grab on the cheap to give them a sampling. These tracks were recorded at the same time as their first 7", and were originally intended for a compilation that never came out. Quality-wise, these are top-notch... in terms of sound, I still haven't really figured how to describe this band in an intriguing way. Simple riffs, strong Discharge inspiration, but with minimal distortion on the guitar and absolutely manic, frantic tempos but still insanely catchy. This is the sound of PUNK. (Todo Destruido #21)

NEEDFUL THINGS/OVERVIOLENCE - split 7"
Czech Republic grinding stalwarts team up with Sweden's pulverizing blur hounds on this slab commemorating their 2016 SE Asian Tour. (Nerve Altar Records #33)

STIMULANT/WATER TORTURE - split LP
Water Torture makes a return with one last transmission on a schizophrenic split LP with their current musical incarnation, Stimulant. One side spins at 33RPM and the other at 45RPM, two distinct voices spewed from the same scarred psyches. After experimental powerviolence bass pummelers Water Torture unceremoniously disbanded after releasing their first and only full length, 2014's "Pillbox" followed by a European tour, and an appearance at Maryland Deathfest with a scant shows along the East Coast, 2/3's of the crew bunkered down in Brooklyn to emerge in the form of Stimulant. A more twisted, paranoiac and uh, speedier version of their former selves, the Stimulant debut delved deeper into the psychoactive mind state of the current non-reality of the modern stage. Not quite finished with their former mission, both entities have endeavored in the dissociative form of a split release with themselves. (Nerve Altar Records #34)

BACKSLIDER - Death Residue 7"
Newest slab of Pain Rock from these long time Philly powerviolence stalwarts, their first release with Triac/Multicult drummer Jake Cregger. Huge riffs and production on these two ripping tracks pulverize eardrums and wipe that smirk off your stupid face. "Suffering PAIN unto the death, not that men might not suffer, but that their sufferings might be like RIFFS." (Nerve Altar Records #35)

RAMU - Glowing Civilization 7"
A frenzied barrage of jagged riffage and breakneck blasting from an international grindcore project featuring Mauro Cordoba's (Maruta) lithe technical riffing, the tormented shrieking of Dylan Walker (Full of Hell) and innovative Hungarian drummer Bal‡zs P‡ndi (Merzbow, Keiji Haino). Unrestrained technical agility that flows effortlessly between nimble precision and organic abandon suffocating under an ominous curse of interminable cruelty. (Nerve Altar Records #36)

MASSACRE 68 - No Estamos Conformes! LP
Official reissue of this classic hc/punk album from Mexico. 15 songs of raw and aggressive hardcore punk with lyrics dealing with corrupt police, military, elections,corruption, support for political prisoners... The band members also played in Atoxxxico and Solucion Mortal, covered songs by Rattus and Olho Seco, so you know what sort of sound to expect. This is a classic Spanish language hardcore punk record, and probably the most influential punk record from Mexico. (Doomed To Existence Records #27)

MASSACRE 68 - El Muro LP
The album was recorded in an analog studio in Finland after Massacre 68 Euro tour in 2017. It contains 12 songs of urgent, political, pissed off hardcore punk with the lyrics talking about issues such as Syrian refugees, the US/Mexico border wall, corruption in Mexico, rampant distribution and use of drugs... El Muro (The Wall) is as relevant today as was the band's 1st album No Estamos Conformes! back in the late 1980's and early 1990's. (Doomed To Existence Records #26)

THE ESTRANGED - Static Thoughts LP
Portland post-punk act the Estranged recalls the early '80s heyday of challenging, intelligent bands such as the Wipers, Wire, and Mission of Burma. Their album STATIC THOUGHTS thrives on the taut-muscled tension to be heard in Joy Division's sinewy rhythms and squalls of guitar. "Don't They Know" rides a penetrating bass line into spidery guitar webs; "Exhibition" is a moody, downbeat ripper similar to recent material from Hot Snakes. With a tightrope-walking sense of balance plus a relentless beat, the Estranged are revitalizing three-chord punk songs and discovering new-found possibilities. (Sabotage Records #28)

REMNANTS - Accomplices Not Allies LP
Debut LP from San Francisco's REMNANTS, featuring members of PELIGRO SOCIAL and QUAALUDES. This is driving punk with classic sounds similar to THE DEFECTS and KRAUT. Politically charged lyrics and humor paint a portrait of living broke in a dying city. Look out for these guys as they continue to play around the Bay and tour the east coast for Varning Fest later this year. Co-released with En Tu Kara (Richmond, CA) and Dure Realite (Canada). (MMM Records #26)

DURS COEURS - Dur Dur Dur LP
Debut 12" from Canadian Punk Rockers DURS COEURS. Features members of Asile, Bastardator, Cauchemar. 7 tracks (including intro) of catchy as hell Punk that sits somewhere between PROXY, RIXE, CRUELLE SECTION and KILLING JOKE. Comes in shrink wrapped sleeve and contains double-sided lyric insert. Co-released with Dure Realite (Canada), Imminent Destruction (UK), Chaos Rural (Canada), Crucial Records (Canada), Rat Trap (Colombia), and Maloka (France). (MMM Records #27)

ESTRANGED - Frozen Fingers/World of Birds 7"
Newest release by Portland, OR post punk 3 piece the Estranged. Two "new" tracks recorded back in 2013 before their recent hiatus. This ep was scheduled to be released to coincide with their Australia/New Zealand tour in 2014 but for various reasons never came out. The first song, "Frozen Fingers" is a textured post-punk track with a constant ebb and flow like an upbeat version of something off a Nick Cave and the bad seeds or Echo and the Bunnymen album. With the climax coming via a farfisa lead that brings to mind some of the classic 60's garage bands. The heavy 60's rock influence continuing on the flip side with their cover of "World of Birds" by Dutch legends Q65. Their own take on this somber and depressing classic coming with some added distortion among other things that is guaranteed to give you chills. Finally back from their 3 year "break". This ep was released for their recent European tour (spring '18). (Black Water Records #66)

ESTRANGED/PUBLIC EYE - split 7"
Two bands from Portlands post-punk scene come together on one piece of wax with 1 song a piece. Moody post-punk on both sides. Public Eye (Autistic Youth) Redacted Memories is the follow up to their debut LP. a sort of lo-fi electronic rhythm travelling through layers of fuzzed out and synthed up guitars. the dystopian sound is reminiscent of an 80's sci-fi soundtrack with the driving beat of early post-punk songs. The estranged side features the final song from their recording session of their self titled 3rd lp. The songwriting continuing to build into more of the 60's garage element while still retaining that early post-punk sound. The jangly rhythms and dark leads from the guitars coupled with the somber bass undertones and driving rhythm of the drums are staples of the estranged sound. "Sleepless" weaves seamlessly in and out of the dark and the light. Both tracks are just a teaser for what's next as both groups have plans for upcoming albums in 2018. (Black Water Records #67)

THE ESTRANGED - Subliminal Man LP
Since their last release, The ESTRANGED have dialed back the explicit aggression of their early singles a bit, and dialed up the textured, atmospheric, layered sounds of prime 80s deathrock/postpunk. A little less US influence, a little more UK... "The subliminal man" was painstakingly, impeccably recorded at Type Foundry Studios in Portland and features 8 new ones, a re-recording of "Statue in a room" (originally released as a split 7_ with Autistic Youth) and a rather stunning cover of The FLYS' 1978 classic "Love and a molotov cocktail". LP comes with download coupon. (Sabotage Records #60)

THE ESTRANGED - Type Foundry Session 1 LP
'Type Foundry Session I' is an LP collection of The Estranged's first recording sessions at Type Foundry Studios in Portland, OR, totalling eight songs, all released as 7_ tracks, most of which are now out of print. This record showcases the band's distinct style of omnimous, dark punk at their most raw and urgent, mixing The Cure, Wire, Joy Division and Christian Death and giving the end result a modern feel. LP includes MP3 download coupon. (Sabotage Records #62)

THE ESTRANGED - s/t LP
Formed in Portland, OR back in the summer of '06 by Mark Herman (vocals, guitar), Derek Willman (bass) and Keith Testerman (drums). After playing a handful of shows that summer/fall in their home of the pacific northwest they recorded their first session at the type foundry studios Portland. Resulting in 3 singles (self titled, sacred decay, entranced) along with a split 7" with Autistic Youth and a compilation track for a 7" in 2007. The session would later be issued on full length as the "Type Foundry Session 1" release (released in the u.s. by Dirtnap and Black Water records and in Japan by HG:Fact). Following this session they would release their debut LP "Static Thoughts" in 2008 on Dirtnap records in the U.S. and Sabotage in Europe. Supporting this release with a handful of tours including a full U.S. tour with friends, The Red Dons and a west coast tour with Spectres from Vancouver among others... Following these tours they would embark in a darker direction than the previous releases with their 2010 release titled "The Subliminal Man" (inspired by the story by J.G. Ballard). The songs took on a deeper and more complex sound incorporating more synths and experimental textures and sounds. In the summer of 2011 they made a 5 week tour of Europe in support of "The Subliminal Man". After their return from Europe they would begin writing/demoing more songs this time taking more time than in the past to create a more specific sound. The songs written during this 3 year period would be their best to date and would be appearing on their new Self-Titled album to be released in January 2014 by Dirtnap records and Sabotage Records. The Influences on their newest album ranging from the Echo & the Bunnymen/The Only Ones/These Immortal Souls to The Troggs/The Creation. Lyrically, on this new album The Estranged have more of an enduring angst ridden approach. Testifying to an account much more personal than in the past. Musically, they experiment with even more instruments/sounds, e.g., the use of a bow on guitar, feedback loops, piano, farfisa, backwards guitar, female back-up vocals, etc. As a result showing the bands continued maturity in their song writing and in the recording process. (Sabotage Records #61)

CHARACTER ACTOR - s/t 7"
CHARACTER ACTOR (Jeff Schroeck - Vocals/Guitar; Evan Kiel - Bass; Brian Gorsegner - Drums) is the result of three old friends living in close proximity and entering fatherhood within a relatively short span of time. With Jeff's and Brian's bands (The Ergs!, Night Birds, Black Wine) in varying stages of hibernation, the two shared a much needed weekly escape to the garage to write some loud, fuzzy pop songs. Evan joined on bass, and the quintessential dad-rock project was born. Soon after, the band recorded, this, their 4-song debut, a 4 song EP. (Dirt Cult Records #116)

CHAIN WHIP - s/t 7"
Self-titled debut of 1980's style hardcore from members of Fashionism, Corner Boys, and Nervous Talk. Barking vocals, speed, sarcasm and spit. No thuggy knuckle-dragging - just speed, riffs and venom. Mystic Records would have given Chain Whipe a million buck adavnce, FFO: RPA, Subhumans (CAN), Career Suicide, and The FUs. (Dirt Cult Records #119)

SLAPSHOT - Greatest Hits, Slashes And Crosschecks LP with 7"
This is a real Best Of album by Boston's leading hardcore-machine (existing since 1985!), fully packed with 22 tracks, all newly recorded for this album with 2 exclusive tracks which were never released before on other albums! So you'll get over 50 minutes of pure, aggressive Oldschool Hardcore and this one will be released right before their European tour in June 2018. The newly designed booklet contains all lyrics and many photos of the band, their audience and fans! European release comes as an LP plus 7", limited to 500 copies. (Street Justice Records #8)

(restock) FUCK ON THE BEACH/TERLARANG - split LP
Fuck On The Beach: If you don't know what to expect here I can't really help, this is brutal, lightspeed clattering blasts, razorwire treble drenched guitar and whirling layered screaming at it's finest. Plenty of ear splitting distortion, feedback, mics peaking and everything way too loud in the best way. This is fun loving fastcore powervioelce from Japan which I'm pretty sure even has a 'clap-track' on the self titled outro track. Fucking excelent. This side of the split is primarily hyper fast d-beats with the odd blast thrown in, so is sonically the inverse of the Terlarang side. For fants of Japanese style everything faster and louder style grindviolence. Terlarang : Lo-fi to the point of incomprehensibility this side of the split goes even further down the slopes of treble-valley than Fuck On The Beach, sounding like the guitars are physically tearing the speaker cones from the amp and the rest of the band are trying frantically to hold them back in. Everything here is fast, no slow at all on this side. Maybe one or two slightly slower than lightspeed d-beat smashers floating about in there but this is really all about the pace. The fast as fuck and don't care nature is epitomised by the cats on the split cover and the last track basically sounding like black metal but being called 'Stop The Hate' in what seems to be a conscious rejection of the bullshit ideals of traditional NSBM. Nice. (Here And Now Records #57)

(restock) G.L.O.S.S. - Trans Day of Revenge 7"
European pressing - limited quantity. G.L.O.S.S. is still really mad, about shit that really matters. In Trans Day of Revenge, they tear down pacifism in the face of state violence, transmisogyny, and respectability politics, all in five tracks that will leave your heart pounding with joy and rage. This is for all the trans punks wanting more, six minutes that allows us to envision an alternate future and "weaponize our alienation." Searing riffs, raw vocals, d-beats. (Sabotage Records #105.5)

(restock) CHURCHBURN - The Awaiting Coffins LP/CD
Members of VITAL REMAINS and GRIEF team up to form: Churchburn. Presenting their first full length recording, 5 songs plus one unlisted bonus track recorded between 2011-2014. A combination of atmospheric unrelenting heaviness with melody and songwriting skill. The tracks have the pace and aura of properly done doom, with black and death metal influences woven throughout. Layered vocals, guitar harmonies, memorable riffs, heavy percussion. A cohesive and bludgeoning piece of modern metal. Churchburn is the new musical collaboration between two of the undergrounds masters of misery: Dave Suzuki, best known for his mesmerizing guitar work and brutal drumming in Vital Remains and Ray McCaffrey, who carved out sonic drum patterns for Sin Of Angels and Grief. (Armageddon Shop Records #8

Descriptions for 6/23/18

S.H.I.T. - What Do You Stand For? LP with download
A brief but dense dose of simply hulking intense turmoil. Subtle terminology is trite, so to get to the point: S.H.I.T., the LP, blurs by in under twenty minutes of thrashing hardcore gristle. Gone are the tell-tale training wheels of delayed vocals and endless layers of feedback, here now are the tighter louder songs we'd hoped S.H.I.T. would write. A piercing musical rallying cry for the listless and ever approaching bulldoze march of the future, wrapped in cellophane transfers of melted early hardcore and the best of the last decade's fresh take on simplicity and power. What Do You Stand For? comes on 150gr vinyl housed in a 24 pt reverse board jacket designed by legendary hc punk outsider and former S.H.I.T. designer, Jaybo. The intricately illustrated hellish image was produced with bleach onto a massive bedsheet, though the entire package is wrapped in a self censored slip cover, seemingly in the service of protecting the purchaser's dignity. Additional design by Ryan Tong. Also comes with lyric insert and download card. (Iron Lung Records #120)

BACZKOWSKI/PADMANABHA - Mastoid Process 7"
Since John Coltrane and Rashied Ali created "Interstellar Space" with only sax and percussion, opening through this limited line-up new realms of expression, often raw, hard, yet incredibly direct and open, many have seen the opportunities it offered and followed their example. Playing in a trio format is for many already a tough task, but relinquishing the typical role of the bass as melodic and rhythmic anchor point, offers a total freedom of interaction, but it's like poetry without rhyme, there is no comfort zone to fall back into, no safe haven, no safety net, it's swim or drown. Without technical mastery, creativity and close listening skills, it's hard to create anything meaningful at all. Steve and Ravi are indeed true masters of the hive minded sonic attack. Swirling madness and whispered genius. I've seen it live and I can attest, it is incredible. Like the other singles in series 3, there are 300 copies on black vinyl with hand stamped labels housed in a hand stamped j-card sleeve. A one-time pressing. (Iron Lung Records #119)

FRKSE - Denigration Rapture 7"
A masterful amalgamation of sinister tape loops and unsettling industrial clangs makes 'Denigration Rapture' a hypnotic conflagration replete with pulsing Kraut drones, sampled vocal/musical textures and crunchy power electronics. You can feel the unnatural barbs of the dark forces sinking in while they slowly lull you down to depths and hold you there forever. Drown in this glory. Like the other singles in series 3, there are 300 copies on black vinyl with hand stamped labels housed in a hand stamped j-card sleeve. A one-time pressing. (Iron Lung Records #116)

SECT PIG - Crooked Backs CD
Violent and repetitious, frenzied and hallucinatory. Sect Pig's sound on this album is disorienting and extreme. Precision guitar attacks and tumultuous percussive abuse characterize the band's instrumental approach. Sect Pig utilize delay and other effects with intention, augmenting the tracks to add dimension and foster confusion. "Crooked Backs" displays a greater degree of compositional nuance than its predecessors, with unanticipated riffs, temporal shifts, and eccentric effects and sounds embedded within the tracks. "Crooked Backs" is the most cohesive of the three Sect Pig albums, but it also draws together the band's entire body of work and confirms patterns in the band's approach, with each album clocking in at under 20 minutes and featuring similarly stylized two-tone artwork. (Nuclear War Now Records #381 CD)

MORTUOUS - Through Wilderness LP/CD/cassette
MORTUOUS is a Death Metal band hailing from San Jose, California that features current and former members of Exhumed, Necrot, and Vastum. Their debut full-length album, Through Wilderness, was captured at Earhammer Studios with Greg Wilkinson(Brainoil, Vastum, Necrot, etc.) and boasts eight punishing tracks that pay their respects to the likes of My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost, Rottrevore, and Disembowelment. The album includes guest appearances by Chris Reifert and Danny Coralles of Autopsy, Derrel Houdashelt, formerly of Exhumed, and Teresa Wallace of Dreaming Dead and comes swathed in the cover art of Marald Van Haasteren (Bolt Thrower, Baroness, Necrot). LP packaged in a Gatefold jacket with Velvet Gold Foil-Stamped logo. Download Card Included. Split release with Tankcrimes. (Tankcrimes Records #110/Carbonized Records #1)

SIMPLY SAUCER - She's A Dog 7"
Formed in 1973 in the east end of Hamilton, Ontario SIMPLY SAUCER crafted a distinct sound that combined kraut rock, prog rock, psychedelia and a heavy dose of power to create their unique proto-punk sound. By the time punk exploded, SIMPLY SAUCER had once again shapeshifted to include toe tapping pop melodies while maintaining that hard driving beat. Released 40 years ago, Schizophrenic Records is pleased to reissue a Limited Edition of She's A Dog\I Can Change My Mind 45 originally released via Pig Records, which was a NME single of the week in 1978. The 7 inch contains 12 page booklet and many never before seen photos. (Schizophrenic Records #93)

HAEMORRHAGE - Haematology Pt. 2 LPx2
European Goregrind Masters HAEMORRHAGE returns with the second part from the Vinyl History "Haematology". The 2x LP collection includes the tracks from the split LP with IMPALED and DEAD, plus the material from the Split EP's with EMBALMING THEATRE and DEAD INFECTION. The second LP contains the tracks from split 10" with DISGORGE and GRUESOME STUFF RELISH, the material from the Split EP with GUTALX and the rare tracks from the "Amputated Protocol 7" EP. The material is new mastered from Luisma himself. Design and Layout done by SICK66 Graphix. The whole pressing are 500 copies. (Power It Up Records #177)

BRUTAL TRUTH - Goodbye Cruel World LPx3
NYC's purveyors of organized chaos Brutal Truth the ultimate grindcore kings of the 90's. After twelve years of its original release, this long time sold out recordings will never be forgotten. So now, on its first time appearance on vinyl, this will match everything: pressed on three 12" records on 180 gram heavy black vinyl, boxed in a 350 gram heavy double fold out cover. With completely new cover and layout design done by Luis Sendon. This album has a different running order and two songs which not released on the CD-version. (Power It Up/Apathetic View Productions #15)

AGATHOCLES - Razor Sharp Daggers LPx2
Belgium Cult Mincecore heroes AGATHOCLES with their cult album from 1995 first time repressed on vinyl. The first edition came out on SOA Records but only as single LP.The double comes on 2x180 gram heavy black vinyl in thick fold out cover. The first LP comes with the studiotacks from the original album, recorded and mixed in May 1995 and July 1995 at the Soundshape-studios, in Arendonk, Belgium. The Second LP contains the following material from the tracks from "Back to 1987" 7", the tracks from the split 7" with Rot, ", the tracks from the split 7" with Carcass Grinder and the material from the split 7" with Plastic Grave. These songs were recorded and mixed on 17th and 18th December 1994 at the Soundshape-studios, in Arendonk, Belgium. (Power It Up/Apathetic View Productions #19)

AGATHOCLES - Theatric Symbolisation Of Life LPx2
DebŸt album repress from Belgium Mince Core Heroes AGATHOCLES. Highly reasonable grindcore with an unartistic ethic, this release still remains some of the most resoundingly apt music ever created in this style. Preachy politically correct lyrics accompany music that is at times both ludicrously righteous and amateur, the sound sustaining the ranting. Don't count this as anything other than leftist propaganda with a human edge. Re-press with bonustrack - limited edition to 400 copies in 180 gram black double vinyl with gatefold cover. Tracks 1-9 were recorded on 2nd, 9th and 23 November 1991 at Nightingale Studios in Antwerp, Belgium. Tracks 10-16 are taken from the AG/Riek Boois 7" EP, recorded at FNAFF Studios in Dessel, Belgium on 13th August 1988. Tracks 17-19 are taken from the AG/V.N.A. 7" EP, recorded at Nightingale Studios in Antwerp, Belgium on 10th February 1990. Tracks 20-21 are taken from the "If This Is Cruel" 7" EP, recorded at Nightingale Studios in Antwerp, Belgium on 14th August 1989 and 10th February 1990. Tracks 22-26 are taken from the "Fascination Of Mutilation" Live 7" EP, recorded live in Aalst, Belgium on 3rd June 1989. Track 27 is taken from the AG/Smegma 7" EP, recorded live in Aalst, Belgium on 28th October 1990. Tracks 28-29 are taken from the AG/Blood 7" EP recorded live in Aalst, Belgium on 28th October 1990. (Power It Up/Apathetic View Productions #22)

DEAD - Hardnaked But Dead LP
DEAD are back! With more energy, intensity, brutality and morbidity than ever before. Disgusting, emotional and sawing guitars meets blast-beats, heavy grooves and puking vocals. The best album since their re-union and a guaranteed death metal milestone. 10 destroying trax for friends of good old Pungent Stench, Autopsy, Incantation etc.Attention guys, since almost 15 years they have nothing to do with boring porngrind ! This is fukken, mangy death metal in a high level !! Limited to only 400 copies great gatefold cover!!! (Power It Up/Apathetic View Productions #18)

BLOOD DUSTER - s/t LP picture disc
Australia's own Blood Duster, the debute LP official sold out since 10 years, the most rocking grind album of the band is back on track. First time available on picture vinyl. No topic was sacred as the boys attacked girls, punks, vegetarians, hippies, the record industry and even Relapse. Their spot-on balance of groove to grind in their masculine musical posturing makes their first out put a mandatory, myopic masterpiece. Blasts of black humor and blastbeatboogiegrindingrockyafuck! Limited on nice picture vinyl, comes with an extra A3 inlay. (Power It Up/Apathetic View Productions #3)

GRONIBARD - We Are French, Fuck You LP
Groovey + retarded goregrind from France. These guys are the masters, only 2nd to Birdflesh when it comes to awesome grind with nonsense lyrics. The second LP from this French outfit comes in 180 gram heavy black wax, limited to 400 hand numbered copies (with black numbers), boxed in a nice special designed fold out cover artwork. (Power It Up/Apathetic View Productions #14)

GRONIBARD - s/t LP
The French masters of goregrind Gronibard exploded like a grenade at the face of the unsuspecting grind scene with its silly humour, but most of all with its catchy riffing and song-writing and the addition of brilliant drumming by Gilles Delecroix (ex-Aborted, ex-Scarve...) 180 gram heavy black wax, limited to 400 handnumbered copies (with black numbers), boxed in a nice special designed fold out coverartwork. (Power It Up/Apathetic View Productions #11)

NECROMORPH - Under The Flag LP
So, but now full speed ahead. The Blast Division NECROMORPH is getting ready for the next attack! The new album '' Under The Flag '' is released on the drooling Grind pack. NECROMORPH from Berlin, over 20 years of living Grindcore in the old tradition of ROTTEN SOUND, GENERAL SURGERY, NASUM & REGURGITATE. After 5 years of waiting, there is no turning back.15 hot songs are at the start and the band has tricked everything in this acoustic outbreak of violence. In the 30 minutes, they not only combine good old Swedish Death Metal or Grindcore with maximum speed and extremely groovy riffing, but the five guys go on their chosen path and also incorporate more progressive elements in the intelligent song structures, so the '' Under The Flag '' at no time degenerates to one-sided bill orgy. All this is mixed together to an energetic mixture of the various types of extreme Musi(c)k and garnished with partly German texts. So turn your eyes and ears to this vociferous argument and secure it now. (Power It Up/Apathetic View Productions #21)

MASTIC SCUM - Mind LP
MASTIC SCUM release their third full-length album. Do you have to say much more about that? Traditionally, the new longplayer also hears a four-letter title. After all, never was a MASTIC SCUM title more than a letter longer. Musically, it continues where they left off with Scars. Thicker, but rarely uncompromisingly faster Death / Grindcore with a high groove factor. In fact, the groove level on Mind has been raised quite a bit. Many of the songs are even pretty catchy or take place at a high mid-tempo. This is the weak point of such a concept and it is also the weak point with which the mind struggles. In the last third of the band it's just hard to score with the songs and you get the feeling that the guys are repeating themselves. At NAPALM DEATH, I would call it the Inside the Torn Apart syndrome. The crisp songs are top-produced, rarely longer than they should be and invite you to moshing without losing sight of the fun. Great thing! The LP now comes on 180 gram black vinyl and is packed in a thick noble gatefold cover. (Power It Up/Apathetic View Productions #02)

SQUASH BOWELS - Grindcoholism LP
Polish goregrind butchers are back with their 6th full length and brand new album "Grindcoholism". Recorded at world famous Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland, "Grindcoholism" features 14 hyper fast, unrelenting grindcore songs filled with old school sound and fueled by gore approach. The Polish trio doesn't fuck around and brings you one of their best releases to date. Once you hear it you will be addicted to grind and become die-hard Grindcoholic!!! Limited edition of 241 hand-numbered copies on 180 gram red and black vinyl in a gatefold sleeve. (Power It Up/Apathetic View Productions #20)

THE LANDLORDS - Hey! It's A Teenage House Party! LP
The 1984 debut LP from The Landlords has long remained a cult favorite amongst punk+hardcore collectors and those local to the band's hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia. Formed in the Fall of 1983 through a chance encounter at WTJU, the University of Virginia's college radio station, The Landlords soon began practicing in the upper floor duplex apartment of bassist Eddie Jetlag, pissing off the landlord who lived downstairs, and thus earning their name. The Landlords' first show came only a couple of months later at the Plum's Lounge talent show, where the power was cut in the middle of their third song. Soon after, The Landlords became acquainted with the local punk scene in Charlottesville, playing frequently with Lackey Die and Beef People, and regional acts like Death Piggy and Scream. In March 1984, The Landlords headed up to Inner Ear Studios to record their debut LP with Don Zientara. Hey! It's A Teenage House Party! was released later that year on the band's own Catch Trout imprint. While the 21 song LP bears the same vibrant production as early DC hardcore releases, The Landlords' style and approach remains unique to this day. While a firmly-rooted hardcore punk record of the 1980's, tracks like "Nuns In Black Leather" (featuring guest vocals from Dave Smalley of D.Y.S. !), "Termination", and "Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God" hint at the dirgier, noise rock influenced direction the band would later move towards. Singer John Beers and guitarist Charlie Kramer would later go on to found the epic experimental duo, Happy Flowers. Hey! It's A Teenage House Party! has been remastered from the original reels for this reissue, limited to 400 copies. Packaged with a 12 page booklet featuring liner notes, never before seen photos of the band recording the album, and a spread of flyers + zine clippings, plus a digital download that includes 17 bonus tracks recorded just prior to the LP, a few of which never were re-recorded. A definitive edition of this highly underrated and essential document of early American hardcore punk. (Feel It Records #12)

INSINUATIONS - Prompt Critical 7"
Formed in 1979, the Insinuations existed entirely on the fringes of the early Richmond punk scene. The band evolved out of a wild, politically-charged act, known as the I Remember Reality Revue - a two-man live performance that fringed between cabaret stage tradition and Fugs-esque satire. Following that, guitarist and vocalist W.R. Draper kept things moving, forming Insinuations with Linda Firmin, her partner Lynn Abbott on drums, and bassist Paul Lipscombe. The group did not last long, playing perhaps a dozen shows, and recording only two songs before disbanding. However, what the Insinuations left behind is quite unheralded and unique, even to this day. Released in 1980, "Prompt Critical" - an arty, schizoid punk blast with lyrics inspired by the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor failure of 1979, hits hard - delivering with a loose, oddball amount of character...perhaps in some parallel universe where Captain Beefheart and Pere Ubu coexist. Draper's deranged vocal delivery and wah-washed guitar lines are some of the era's best, standing tall amid a serious field of contending KBD/Bloodstains-comped hits. "(My Head Is Made Of) U.S. Muscle" is a highly worthy flip, every bit as odd and memorable. Originally pressed in a criminally obscure edition of 100 copies (!), with a picture sleeve simply marked, "Radiation Hazard", this authorized reissue has been sourced from one of only a handful of remaining originals. Limited edition of 400 copies, packaged in a printed dust sleeve with the addition of an insert featuring liner notes from band leader W.R. Draper plus a digital download code. A fine specimen of early 80's American punk, finally widely available after toiling in regional obscurity for nearly forty years! (Feel It Records #19)

BODY VOID - I Live Inside A Burning House LPx2
Coming off of their debut release "Ruins", Body Void returned to Earhammer Studios, again under the watchful ear of Greg Wilkinson, over the course of seven months in the year 2017 and submitted to tape almost a hour of painful sludge and wretched doom to welcome the year of 2018. Continuing in the same style as fellow label mates Primitive Man and Keeper, as well as genre-defining bands like Khanate, while grounded in the same harsh sludge sonic pallet as "Ruins", on "I Live Inside A Burning House" the band sought to create a much darker, heavier, and more substantial release, expanding on their sound in almost all aspects. From the genre-bending cinematic opener "Haunted" to the cacophonous nightmare of "Phantom Limb" to the tortuous drone of "Given." Lyrically ILIABH seeks to explore queer identity, mental illness, and how they impact the push-pull relationship between material and immaterial existence. Recorded and mixed by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios between April and October 2017. Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. Artwork by Muhamad Ikbalarinfin Suradi. Digital download included. (Crown of Thorns Records #21)

WARFUCK - This Was Supposed To Be Fun LP
Warfuck is a power duo grindcore band based in Lyon (France) with members of Lovgun, ex-Obnoxious, ex-Rising Terror - basically influenced by the grindcore scene like Pig Destroyer, Magrudergrind, Rotten Sound, Insect Wafare - touring like maniacs around the world since 2012 (Japan, Mexico, Turkey, Europe...), taking dishes out unrelenting, hi-speed blast-beats, intense hardcore breakdowns tight, sick drumming and weird, dissonant riffs. For their third album, the band has brought their music to the next level and released their strongest work to date with THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FUN, recorded and mixed by Serge Spiga at The Clockwork (live sound engineer for Conan, Electric Wizard, Cephalic Carnage...), mastered by Dan Swano at Unisound AB (Nasum, Bloodbath, Millencolin, Dark funeral...) with artwork direction by the tortured soul of Hugo Charpentier (Mauvaise Foi Edition). Include a 6 pages booklet (21 x 21cm with lyrics, picture & artwork), a download code, a sticker and all together packed in a 300gr mat varnish cover. This mammoth record, including 15 songs in 23 min, features their strongest songwriting to date. (Lixiviat Records #1)

LEDGE - Year One LP
Hailing from Chicago, IL Ledge play brutal and ugly sludgecore with elements of punk and doom. Ledge is the solo sludge / doom project of John Hoffman of Weekend Nachos/Spine. This 12" compiles the long sold out demo (originally released on Bad Teeth Records run 2016) and a track from their split with fellow Chicago doom kings Disrotted (releases on Deep Six). Definitely for fans of classic sludge bands Grief and Eyehategod as well as fans of heavy hardcore like Weekend Nachos. (Feast of Tentacles Records #40)

DISROTTED/MOLOCH - split 7"
A negative, cold and heavy split of crippling sludge-drenched hardcore from these two bands. Disrotted hail from Chicago, IL and contain members of Sick/Tired and KungFu Rick and bring a punishing and miserable round of noisey chaos. Moloch from the UK follow up their split LP with Cloud Rat with some brutal, nasty and downtrodden sludge. Comes in DIY hand screened Kraft sleeves. (Feast of Tentacles Records #36)

BACKSLIDER - Motherfucker LP
A sonic eruption of full length brutality from Philadelphia's Backslider. Encapsulating the last 15 years of extreme musical devastation in one album, Backslider has drawn on their hardcore influences and expanded their doom-laden attack to unleash a hell storm of massive musical terror. Combining the blasting mayhem of early power violence (think Man Is The Bastard and Crossed Out) with the bludgeoning power doom of Eyehategod. (ltd white vinyl). (Feast of Tentacles Records #34)

UNYIELDING LOVE - The Sweat Of Augury LP
Savage and ruinous noisegrind from Belfast, Northern Ireland. A firestorm of swarming hatred that can not be stopped. Unyielding Love create some intense noisy, technical grindcore complete with unpredictable twists and turns, and abstract, despondent lyrics. This is aural punishment for fans of Full of Hell, Insect Warfare and Merzbow. (Feast of Tentacles Records #39)

LAST DAYS OF HUMANITY/FUBAR - split 9"
Last Days Of Humanity back with unreleased tracks recorded in 2006 and mastered with vocals in 2014, the job was done especially for this split so this is the first release after their highly aclaimed last full lenght ''Putrefaction In Progress'', recorded with the same line-up! 6 tracks of pure Gore Grind devastation with hyper fast blast pounding guitars and sick vocals! Very active in the undergound, Dutch Grind Core band Fubar are giving us again something special in their very own style! Their part is five tracks recorded last year for this split! All together comes in rare nine inch vinyl edition, Limited to 500 copies! (Haunted Hotel Records #99)

MALIGNANCY - Malignant Future 7"
Finally available on vinyl Clocking in at just over 10 minutes, Malignant Future packs a shitload of killer ideas into a compact and decimating framework. As usual, their music outclasses the majority of their peers, while offering a subtle twist on their tried-and-true sound. One of the most untouchable bands out there right now. (Haunted Hotel Records #94)

PULMONARY FIBROSIS - Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis LP
Finally available on vinyl! Absolutely relentless and HEAVY goregrind from France. About to tour East coast usa and canada. Punishing and so over the top heavy..... a complete bulldozer of a release. FFO Dead Infection and Mortician! (Haunted Hotel Records #97)

WOJCZECH - Regret, Repeat LP/CD
Blasting through 11 tracks in 20 minutes this is the 4th full length of germanys notorious speed command. clocking in about the perfect length for a grindcore rager put on 45 rpm vinyl all is here: technical execution of 90ies Morrisound grind (AssŸck), straight forward full throttle thrash blast (Repulsion), dissonant tritonus chord progressions (Discordance Axis), serious mindfuck twist (Rorschach) as well as out of control mosh breakdown power violence worship! grind core is not a commodity here, lyrics address to the point, well -you would hate to know! cover illustration by robert hochstaedter mastering by Valerio Fisik (Hombre lobo studio roma). (Haunted Hotel Records #97)

MAJESTY - Bestial Vomit + Demo II CD
1987, Los Angeles Death Metal at its rawest and darkest stage! MAJESTY was one of the earliest bands to feature Oscar Garcia(Terrorizer, Nausea), Carlos "Cosmo" Reveles (Terrorizer, Nausea) and Eric Castro (Nausea), basically it was the embryonic nightmare of what later bursted into LA's most feared Grindcore unit: NAUSEA. Their cult demotape "Bestial Vomit" was hunted as a rare treasure among collectors and tape trading maniacs. Here you finally get it mastered from a copy coming directly from the band's archives, with the addition of another session recorded few months later and posthumously considered their Demo #2 (by now only circulated via bad quality bootlegs). And there's more, we also added a jam session featuring Majesty and Terrorizer together playing a Napalm Death cover + 1 extra track. In short this is the first official MAJESTY discography and by far the best sounding and most complete one. (Haunted Hotel Records #93)

MASSGRAVE - The Absurdity Of Humanity CD
After a massive delay at the pressing plant , the new MASSGRAVE CD is finally available. Vancouver's MASSGRAVE have been churning out top notch crust grind for 15 years now. While most bands fizzle out by now, MASSGRAVE just turn it up a notch. This is their best, fastest , and most pissed brutal work up to date. Track after track there's this mounting disgust and hatred that never feels like it gets extinguished. Comes with a full printed inner sleeve with lyrics and a HUGE fold out poster. (Haunted Hotel Records #89 CD)

COLD LEATHER - Smart Moves LP
500 copies on Black with Silk Screened inserts. 9 song debut album after a stunning 7" and Demo on SABOTAGE records. Well, Cold Leather sound like neither. In fact, they probably sound as if no punk band had existed from '74 on. They play those tasty classic rock type riffs with a groovy rhythm section and have the same sexy teenage urgency that you feel when you listen to The Runaways. It's like they were punks before there was punk - and I don't mean power-pop. I'm thinking about that period of time when rock was dangerous and sexual and it wasn't necessary to differentiate it from all the commercial bands' bullshit. And believe me, if Cold Leather have one fault, is that the short duration of their single and demo leaves us wanting more. For a whole lot more. (Adagio 830 Records #162)

CARSON WELLS - No Relic LP
The third album from Scottish post-hardcore trio Carson Wells, out 15 June 2018 via Barely Regal Records and Black Lake Records in the UK, as well as European labels Adagio830 and Discos Finu, in Berlin and Madrid respectively. It will be available on 12" vinyl and as a digital download. All artwork was created by Andy Hemming. From their roots in mathy screamo, to their intricate and brooding sophomore LP, Tread A Northern Path, Carson Wells has evolved considerably during their near decade as a band. No Relic continues to push their music in new directions, as arguably their most surprising release to date. At 6-songs, certain authorities might consider it too short for the 'long-play' tag, yet, at thirty minutes it outruns their debut album, the nine track 'Wonderkid'. The sprawling compositions on 'No Relic' stand as a testament to the expanded horizons of the trio's songwriting - switching effortlessly from blistering, scrappy sections that hark back to the band's early output, to expansive, hypnotic passages. (Adagio 830 Records #158)

GHOST BAG & TINE FETZ - s/t LP + Comic
'Ghost Bag & Tine Fetz' is the outcome of a long distance correspondence between Netherlands based musician Nick Jongen and Berlin based illustrator / comic artist Tine Fetz. "What started as the loose concept of "Tine draws, then Nick records" turned into an artistic and personal dialogue that neither of us saw coming. It took two intense months to shape this project, sharing secrets and getting closer along the way. Drawing and recording every free minute we had, 'Ghost Bag & Tine Fetz' became the narrative of our fever dream." All illustrations were made by Tine in Berlin, Germany and Pafos, Cyprus. All audio was recorded and mixed in Nick's bedroom in Maastricht, Netherlands, except for the field recording on 'At The Movies', which was made at Rockaway Beach, NY, USA. Mastered by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden studio in San Francisco, USA. This project will be released as a gatefold LP & 40 page riso printed A4 zine. The LP holds all the home recordings & the zine contains all illustrations and lyrics. Nick is also in bands Sleep Kit, Baby Galaxy, and I Am Oak. This is the first release as Ghost Bag. Tine published a book called 'This Is Not Uganda' (Jaja Verlag) and has a weekly cartoon in German newspaper Jungle World. (Adagio 830 Records #159)

RADIUM GRRRLS - Pro Choice 7"
Swedish squad Radium Grrrls, featuring members of Totem Skin and Livet Som Insats, bring their intense brand of hardcore punk on their debut 7" "Pro Choice": one brimming with powerviolence outbursts, infused with the attitude of the riot grrrl movement and haunted by the righteous personal and political rage of the Radium Girls in songs like "Pro Choice" and "Grrrls Like Us". (Adagio 830 Records #156)

WILD HUNT - Afterdreams Of The Reveller CD
Featuring members of VOID OMNIA and DISPIRIT. Afterdream Of The Reveller is a unique sonic journey, taking you across mythical landscapes and forcing you to embrace the bleak unrealities of the black metal soundworld. Adventurous, titanic and filled to the brim with all sorts of interesting musical ideas this album is a thrilling journey. There is something punishingly perfect about "Wild Hunt," their massive sounds and transcendent blasts of nihilistic black metal feed into something greater. With doom metal fringes filling out ritualistic blasphemy it's hard not to fall in love. (Vendetta Records #152)

MODERN LIFE IS WAR - Tribulation Worksongs Vol. 1 7"
"Tribulation Worksongs" is a series of releases from Modern Life Is War, recorded by Luke Tweedy at Flat Black Studios and mixed by Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studio. Aiming to be as hand-built as possible, the lyrics/credits of each song were typed by vocalist/lyricist Jeff Eaton on his antique typewriter. These were later hand stamped on the front and back covers by artist Jacob Bannon, making each cover totally unique. (Deathwish Records #201)

RE VOLTS - Wages/Earth Trembles 7" (Color Vinyl)
Bay Area, CA, local favorites Re-Volts are back with two brand new tracks. To date, Re-Volts' only release was the self-titled 10" EP (Pirates Press Records, 2007). The songwriting and sheer musical talent on that beloved EP allowed Spike (Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, Swingin' Utters, Uke Hunt) and Jack (One Man Army, Dead To Me, Toyguitar) to send this music far and wide, quickly. These two new screamers are sure to curb the appetite for many fans, who have been desperately aching for more songs. (Pirates Press Records #184)

(restock) SIMPLY SAUCER - Baby Nova LP
Proto punk legends SIMPLY SAUCER landed in Detroit during the summer of 2011 to record five classic tracks with some very special guests for the new Baby Nova 12" EP. Taking it's name from a song originally destined to be on Cyborgs Revisited this EP will premiere the first ever studio versions of these five classic SIMPLY SAUCER songs recorded in Detroit MI at Jim Diamond's Ghetto Recorders studio, and produced by Jeff Meier (Detroit Cobras and Rocket 455).The use of vintage analogue recording equipment in this session allowed SIMPLY SAUCER to return to the immediacy of their own raw edgy roots in a city that had influenced the formation and early direction of the band. For more about the band visit: http://www.simplysaucer.com. (Schizophrenic Records #79)

(restock) COLD LEATHER - Past Remedy 7"
After that fresh demo comes the first seven inch from these Berlin punkers. Catchy stuff, I tell you. If late 1970's L.A. Dangerhouse rockers took a trip in a timemachine and just landed in 1981 rainy Britain and form a band comes in a screen printed cover. People from Bombenalar, Cult Values, etc. (Sabotage Records #111)

(restock) THE LANDLORDS - Fitzgerald's Paris LP
Long before it began sprouting Americana bands on every corner, the sleepy college town of Charlottesville, VA boasted a punk rock scene whose ferocity belied its small size. The Landlords, along with Lackey Die and the Beef People, stood at the epicenter of the action. After releasing the highly regarded Hey! It's A Teenage House Party! LP in 1984, The Landlords returned to the legendary Inner Ear Studios over the next few years to record their second album, Fitzgerald's Paris. Restored from the original master tapes and released after almost 30 years, Fitzgerald's Paris offers seventeen tracks of pure rock and roll mayhem. Fusing musical influences as varied as Black Flag, Chuck Berry, and Motšrhead, side A's avalanche of epigrammatic money-tunes showcases The Landlords at their peak. Side B's plunge into the jungle of noise builds on the intense dissonance of Scratch Acid, Live Skull, and The Landlords' own infamous spinoff duo, Happy Flowers, all the while remaining rooted in hardcore punk. No matter the style, all the tunes on Fitzgerald's Paris are destined to delight America's next generation of alienated youth, while infuriating school boards, police departments, and town councils everywhere. Packaging includes an 11"x22" insert containing lyrics, flyers, and unpublished photos plus a free MP3 download of bonus studio material and a live set recorded off the board at CBGB's in September 1985. (Feel It Records #6)

(restock) 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)

Descriptions for 6/16/18

FUCKED UP - High Rise 7"
Fucked Up celebrates Dreamsday this June 15 with the release of this limited 2 song 45, including a cover of the classic "High Rise" by The Train Spotters. "Be not inhospitable to strangers lest they be angels in disguise." Tracklist: A. High Rise and B. Tower on Time. (Tank Crimes Records #112)

MAXIMUM ROCK'N'ROLL #422 (July 2018)
We're excited to present to you yet another issue of Maximum Rocknroll: issue #422, our July 2018 issue! This month we feature Italy's SHITTY LIFE, who spill all about politics in Italy and their love of Peavey amps. We also feature HAIRCUT from Virginia, where they speak about what it means to be sober and a punk as well as the first-generation American experience. MURO from Colombia also speak about their Rat Trap Collective and punk and politics in their country. Also featured are Olympia's GEN POP, who don't want to be pigeonholed as just another Olympia band. AIWT from Russia tell about how they don't really care about what their fans think, while LARS FINBERG talks about why he's only just now released his first solo album after years of work in A-FRAMES, THE INTELLIGENCE, THEE OH SEES, and more. WHIP from Winnipeg talk about being a "couple band," their signing to Neck Chop Records, and their reaction to being called a "female-infused" band. We've also got an interview with STEFAN CHRISTENSEN of C/Site Recordings, who splurges all about the history of his label and how the REPTILE RANCH reissue came about. For those dying for more punk coverage, there's a Manic Relapse Photospread and all of the letters, columns, and reviews that you love to complain about on Instagram. Don't wait: pick this issue up today! (Maximum Rock'n'Roll #421)

S.H.I.T. - Complete S.H.I.T. LP
It could have been Total Shit, Utter Shit, All Shit or any other number of puns but you lucky fuckers get Complete Shit - the 21 track round up of everything these Toronto Shitters have committed to 7" Vinyl and tape from 2014 to 2016 on Static Shock Records, Iron Lung, Lengua Armada Discos and La Vida Es Un Mus. S.H.I.T. came from the womb fully formed with a stunning Demo in 2012 (included here) but that was no surprise as within their ranks are ex-members of Violent Future, Urban Blight and Purity Control. Their sound is raging hardcore with stomping drums, dirty guitar work with and vocals drenched in reverb. I know you've heard that all before, but the trick is that S.H.I.T. write songs that stick in your head, and have Jonah Falco doing production.These tracks are too good to be lost on sold out 7"s. (La Vida Es Un Mus #170)

BLASPHEMY - Live Ritual: Friday the 13th CD/tape cassette
"Live Ritual: Friday the 13th" LP was the first vinyl LP in what has since become Nuclear War Now!'s extensive discography. Approximately seventeen years and several hundred other releases later, "Live Ritual" has become one of the rarest and most sought-after of all NWN releases, and so the time has come for a repress of this historic album. The audio has undergone an additional round of mastering at the hands of James Plotkin to remove the distracting preamble and improve the overall sound. The layout has also been updated to include a more extensive description of events that led to the recording as well as many photos from the gig. While Nuclear War Now! has continued to evolve from its humble beginnings to its current state, "Live Ritual: Friday the 13th" will always represent the enduring essence of the label, and therefore it is truly fitting that it once again see the dark of night. (Nuclear War Now Records #4)

BLASPHEMY - Victory (Son of the Damned) CD/tape cassette
After having recorded the "Live Ritual" performance in July, YK shipped the very same MiniDisc recorder used for that event to Ryan Fšrster, along with instructions on how to use it. The aforementioned rehearsal session took place in the basement of then-bassist Bestial Saviour of the Undead Legions, and Fšrster captured the event by placing the MiniDisc recorder on the top of a washing machine in the room. Given the circumstances, one might erroneously assume the resulting audio quality to be inferior. On the contrary, the audio turned out to be compellingly good and thus worthy of its own release. What makes this release particularly unique is the first-time inclusion of the track "Victory (Son of the Damned)," from which the rehearsal now derives its name. Though debate continues to this day as to which - between "Fallen Angel of Doom...." and the "Blood Upon the Altar" demo - represents the most essential Blasphemy recording, "Victory (Son of the Damned)" promises to hold its own place atop the mantle of bestial black metal history as a snapshot in time of the world's most notorious black metal band. (Nuclear War Now Records #395)

KNELT ROTE - Alterity LP
Nuclear War Now! Productions hereby presents "Alterity," Knelt Rote's fourth album and one that continues along the same trajectory established by the previous sequence of recordings. The devastation wrought by the incessant percussive barrage and grinding guitars on "Alterity" is matched by the dark introspection into the human condition that it endeavors to navigate. (Nuclear War Now Records #364)

SPIRITUAL CRAMP - Police State 7"
Spiritual Cramp exist in a strange vacuum somewhere between David Byrnes oversized suit and a bar fight between a bunch of drunk goons on Polk Street in San Francisco. Citing sources from early Dub influenced Clash, Blitz and The Modern Lovers - San Francisco California's Spiritual Cramps new EP "Police State" picks up a where their last EP Mass Hysteria left off, just a bit more torqued. Hate for the police, the government, the status quo and himself are reoccurring themes in Michael Bingham's lyrics while toxic bass tones go heavy with solid drums and guitars on the full upstroke or full downstroke depending on which way the wind is blowing. Spiritual Cramp, it's over. Spiritual Cramp features ex-members of Creative Adult, Fearing, Profile, and Primal Rite. "Danger, mystery and youthful restlessness have long been vital elements of rock 'n roll. Spiritual Cramp communicates a state of unease in a seemingly at ease system, shaking things up in a way that only truly impactful art can. Their sound borrows from the past, echoes of late '70s and early '80s working-class rock and punk, and functions on the upbeat showcasing very bright guitars yet generating darker vocal rhythms and darker patterning." (Deranged Records #314)

NO PROBLEM - Let God Sort 'Em Out LP
Standing on the precipice of a damaged world circling the drain Edmonton Punks No Problem are set to figuratively "kill'em all" with the release of Let God Sort'em Out, their ambitious third studio album out on Deranged Records. No Problem welcomes listeners into a frightening world filled with heavy riffs and nervous, gloomy, frustrated sounds. The perfect summer playlist to underscore our impending doom. A mainstay in Edmonton Alberta's underground punk community, No Problem formed in 2010, blending the mutant sounds of early Canadian punk with the classic primitive stomp of American hardcore. Drenched in atmosphere No Problem have created the ultimate soundtrack to society's impending doom. No Problem's notorious high energy show has toured over twenty countries across three continents, sharing the stage with bands like Career Suicide, Fucked UP, DOA, Night Birds, Red Dons, The Regulations and many more. With three studio albums and over four 7"/EPs, No Problem are one of Canada's top DIY exports. (Deranged Records #311)

TARANT†LA - The Very Best Of Sex And Violence 7"
The very best of sex and violence is the third vinyl installment from Chicago's TARANT†LA with 5 new glorious hardcore punk tracks. For those unfamiliar, TARANT†LA is the reincarnation of C†LO and they play an intoxicating blend of classic punk and meat & potato hardcore. "While one might consider the idea of catchy, song-oriented hardcore to be completely played out, Tarantula toe the line between poppy and aggressive so perfectly that their music feels fresh. You can hear the influences quite clearly-the snotty, aggressive punk of bands like the Angry Samoans and Zero Boys, the earnest drive of early 80s midwest hardcore like Articles of Faith and early Husker Du, and a dash of Devo / Geza X-style irreverence-but they're swirled together in a way that's just different enough from anything I've heard before to be noteworthy." From Daniel/Sorry State. Art from DrugFace as per usual. Mastered by Geza X (DK, Germs, Black Flag). (Deranged Records #313)

DAMAGERS - s/t 7"
New Toronto band of familiar faces playing rough and ready HC punk indebted to early to mid eighties international hardcode not far from what would have bene on 'Welcom to 1984" and/or "All's Quiet on the Western Front". Empty, ugly, loud and fast. Live for no one, love for everyone. (Deranged Records #312)

V/A - Benefit for Big Frank LP
This is the scene coming together to help one of our own in a time of need. Each band was handpicked by Big Frank and all donated their time and their music to this great cause. Big Frank has described it as "showing my diverse taste in music and is a pretty good representation of the direction my label would have gone had I carried on with it all these years." Featuring artists as diverse as Terror, Integrity, Electric Frankenstein, Nails, Done Dying, Himsa, Disfear, Take Offense and more, there is something here for even the most discerning fan. (Not Like You Records #28)

AUS - s/t LP
How does something so vintage sound like such a breath of fresh air?! Berlin's AUS tap into the Heimatland's heritage of notoriously cold and humorless nihilism to produce a danceable sense of dread. When the rhythm section isn't driving us closer to armageddon it's providing a pounding tribal backdrop for brooding and disaffected witchy incantations. Distant guitars cut like broken glass and the synth rises up through the cracks like a blend of cigarette smoke and fog machine. Collectors take note!: Comes in a heavy 320g sleeve with band photo in handstamped wax envelope. Night time only record. (Static Age Records #50)

DRUX - s/t LP
Straight ahead 1980's style influenced hardcore filled with punching mid tempo parts, showing hints of classic Boston style like SSD with the UK82 sound of Chaos UK. (Static Age Records #49)

JILTED JOHN - True Love Stories 40th Anniversary Edition LP + 7"
JILTED JOHN is the legendary punk/new wave creation of Graham Fellows (nowadays better known as JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH) who's eponymous single was released back in 1978, rising to Number 4 in the UK charts and selling nearly half a million copies in the process, and became the most hated song by people called Gordon ever released with its anthemic "Gordon is a Moron" chant. The single was followed by cult classic album "TRUE LOVE STORIES", which has been name checked by many as a real inspiration to the likes of Jarvis Cocker and more with its concept album of the trials and tribulations of Jilted John's teenage angst. Fast forward to 2018, and to co-incide with a JILTED JOHN 40th anniversary tour, here is a rather special 40th Anniversary Edition of not only the classic album, which has been out of print on vinyl for over 35 years, but also the legendary 7" single included complete in picture sleeve as per the original Rabid Records release back in 1978!. The package also includes new liner notes from Graham Fellows, and a replica of the original "Mice And Ladders" board that featured in the very initial pressing, and collectors have been searching high and low for in copies for the past 40 years! This album is an essential part of the UK punk and new wave history, and its fantastic to be able to make this available again on vinyl, with the classic single as a bonus to boot! First pressing is on random colour/mix effect vinyl! (Boss Tuneage Retro Records #40)

PARASITE - Zankyo (Reverberation) CD
Finally a full length from Japans Parasite. After a sold out 7" & 10" on Tadpole Records and a 7" and Split 7" on Holy Terror Records , the kings of G.I.S.M worship are back, this time they have 8 tracks on a full length LP, For fans of G.I.S.M, Randy Uchida Group, G.A.T.E.S and Dšraid - If you like riffs, solo's and Metal Punk this is a must for your collection. Following the success of the vinyl version, here is a special limited edition CD Version, containing three bonus tracks from the bands unreleased first demo from 2009! CD version is packaged in a full colour gatefold sleeve style CD wallet. (Boss Tuneage Records #118 CD)

SPOILERS - Recently Rereleased CD
SPOILERS have over the past couple of years established themselves as one of the most promising new bands on the UK underground punk scene. Supporting tours with the likes of FACE TO FACE and SNUFF last year (and more to follow again this year with LAGWAGON and BAD COP BAD COP) mean that they are gaining new fans wherever they play. With this in mind, "RECENTLY RE-RELEASED" is a limited edition CD compilation featuring their now out of print "STAY AFLOAT" debut mini LP, plus split 7" EP tracks , and also one previously unreleased studio track and three acoustic tracks to compile the story so far, released to co-incide with the bands first ever Canada dates with FACE TO FACE and more UK shows with SNUFF, and to act as a taster for their debut album due later this year! CD version is packaged in a full colour gatefold sleeve style CD wallet. (Boss Tuneage Records #123 CD)

HIVE/NO SKIN - split 7"
Two Minnesotan heavy weight bands combine to put out one badass 7". HIVE (featuring members/ex-members of - DISEMBODIED, 108, THREADBARE, ENDEAVOR, BOSNIA) bring two heavy, doom meets d-beat, songs reminiscent of NEUROSIS and WARTORN. Side B features thrashers NO SKIN (featuring members/ex-members of - IN DEFENSE, DETERIORATION, NO FUNERAL). NO SKIN brings back an 80's punk sound ala NEGATIVE APPROACH or OUT COLD. This is the perfect combination of heavy meets insanity. Both bands are seasoned with at least 4 years of history each, several releases and tours and mini-tours (HIVE recently mini-toured with SECT in the Midwest). This ep was released on limited clear vinyl. Each EP also comes with a download card. (FTWNU3 Records Vinyl #2)

BONEFIRE - Murderapolis CD
Minnesotan seasoned vets, BONEFIRE, bring in 6 studio tracks, +2 live tracks on their tour re-release cd. BONEFIRE (featuring ex-members of MISERY, SOCIAL SCHISM, TROUBLE MAKER and THE MURDERERS). This cd immediately throws the listener back to early/mid 80's d-beat/punk. For fans of DISCHARGE, GBH and the EXPLOITED this cd will not disappoint! With songwriters, SID and GAGS (both ex-MISERY) listeners get the authentic feel of punk roots. These two have been doing this sound for over 30 years! CD was originally released by the band as a sample tour cd. FTWNU2 picked it up, re-released it with 2 bonus tracks, a 6 panel lyric poster, stickers and digital download card. This is the perfect addition to any punk collectors collection. (FTWNU2 Records CD #2)

DISSIDENT CLONE - Creating The Consumed 7"
This Minnesotan duo features Chad (drummer for WAR//PLAGUE) and Pat (ex-DEMONICON, NAILED SHUT). After almost 10 years of being a band, this is their first vinyl release. 4 songs from the "TRI-DROID RECORDS" recording sessions, these blistering rippers bring in a style reminiscent of early EARACHE RECORDS ala NAPALM DEATH, BOLT THROWER and GENERAL SURGERY. With an amazing combination of d-beat, blast beat and hardcore beats, this ep is a stand out! The ep comes in black or "SWAMP COLORED" vinyl, stickers, 8 song download card (featuring all the songs from the "TRI-DROID RECORDS" recording session) and a huge 22"X32", 2 sided, newsprint poster (like early PUSMORT RECORD releases). (FTWNU2 Records Vinyl #1)

DISSIDENT CLONE - Civilized CD
This well anticipated follow up to "CREATING THE CONSUMED", Minnesota's DISSIDENT CLONE take off the gloves and brings out 10 new songs that destroy. "COLLAPSED" starts the listener off with an immediate audio attack and from there they get a roller coaster of d-beat, blast beats and hardcore beats that devastate! Now seasoned, and fresh off a tour with DETERIORATION, DISSIDENT CLONE took the "CIVILIZED" cd to a whole new level. Hiring artist VINCE LOCKE (CANNIBAL CORPSE fame) to do their cover art, DISSIDENT CLONE really steps up their game with a more polished NAPALM DEATH meets MALEVOLENT CREATION/CROWBAR guitar sound. Lyrically, even more pissed off and ready to destroy, this cd is the ultimate for today's political situation. CD includes 6 panel lyric poster, stickers and 10 song download card. (FTWNU2 Records CD #1)

SPINE - Faith LP
Kansas City, MO's Spine returns with their second full-length album, "Faith." Spine continues seamlessly blending the sounds of NYHC a la Youth Of Today, Cro-Mags, and Agnostic Front with the whiplash speed and intensity of bands like Infest and Siege. With multiple EPs and a full-length record already under their belt, these nine brand-new songs are Spine's hardest and most focused material to date. LP includes digital download. (Bridge Nine Records #255)

CRIPPLED YOUTH - Join The Fight 7" + booklet
Before they were called Bold, this K-Town mosh crew were originally known as Crippled Youth. "Join The Fight Fight" was their debut EP as well as the first release for up and coming West Coast hardcore label New Beginning Records (Underdog, Halfoff, P.H.C.), recorded in late 1985 and released in 1986. With song topics covering the positivity of their scene, being straight edge, and friends sticking together, this record was the catalyst for a thousand sing-alongs. Includes 28 page color booklet with liner notes from people involved with the band and the original release of the 7" with lots of photos and other artwork from that period in the band's history. (Revelation Records #172)

(repressed) ELDER - Lore LPx2 (with download)
Elder is a heavy psych band from Boston, USA. Founded by long-time friends Nicholas DiSalvo, Jack Donovan and Matt Couto, the group spent years plodding in Sabbathian territory, releasing their self-titled debut 2007, followed by "Dead Roots Stirring" in 2011. They also released a two song EP "Spires Burn / Release" in 2012 showing musical growth in a more refined vision of the band's sound. Their third full length "Lore" is a watershed moment in the band's history. Joining the interplay of heaviness and melody which has become the hallmark Elder sound are a host of new meanderings through uncharted kosmische territory; krautrock, prog as well as classic heavy rock and doom can all be heard unfolding throughout the record's five songs. While Elder's sound is now much more evloved and varied, it is still consistently based around rock and metal, originally influenced by such heavy landmark bands as Black Sabbath, Sleep and Electric Wizard. (Armageddon Shop Records #9)

(restock) POISON RITES - s/t LP or tape cassette
An Ex- SPEEDWOLF group of punk rock n roll garage freaks speeding from middle America (Denver, CO). A true testament to the older fast rock of the HELLACOPTERS, NEW BOMB TURKS, TURBONEGRO, ZEKE and more. Their debut full length album, which has been self-released on their very own Splattered! Records will be the fuel for 2017 as they tour to SXSW and the Mess Around in ATL, GA this Spring. In the spirit of old groups such as RADIO BIRDMAN, MC5, DEAD BOYS, and other rock n' roll trash, these 10 songs add the speed, attitude, and frustration of the teenage millennium. Mastered at 45rpm for fully loaded sonic overload. Don't miss a real rock n roll revival without the usual carbon copy bozos! (Splattered Records #8)

Descriptions for 6/9/18

DROIDZ - Strange World Strange Years LP
Sam and Chany from Inepsy + Sharavan from Aghast new project! Don't expect the usual overdose of raw punk noise and rock'n'roll this is a new wave / post punk record! If you're into Lords Of The New Church, Bauhaus and Death Cult, this record is for you. If you think three of the strongest personalities in the noise, d-beat, rock'n'roll and crust panorama are behind the curtains of this band, you won't believe your ears. Available in 500 copies on green vinyl. (Agipunk Records #115)

BOUND - Lost Songs 7"
During the early to mid '90s, an ample scene of hardcore freaks and fresh townie skids flourished among the crumbling bricks of the former celluloid comb capital of the country. With its toxic ruins of paper mills, and the poisonous footprint of a shuttered Foster Grant plant, the long-passed-its-prime repression of north-central Massachusetts' "Twin Cities" (Fitchburg and Leominster [area]) didn't offer a lot of opportunity for kids, especially teenagers, to stay out of trouble-and to be real, to stay alive. As much as the corridors of the Searstown Mall, the curbs behind Loewes Theatre, and the late night tables at Denny's played a significant role in nourishing and occupying the TCHCs, to many, no spot was more important than the one block stretch of Main Street Fitchburg that housed Allan Esper's Club 490. On many a night, just down the steps below the club's neon sign (which still hangs frozen in place, 24 years after the final show), hordes of go-nowhere-kids of all ages could be found slamming around and taking the stage in bands like DIVE, SCATTERED REMNANTS, FIT FOR ABUSE, OPPOSITION, ENTROPY, OVERCAST, CONVERGE, BOUND/HATCHETFACE, and a mile-long list of local and national hardcore punk, and metal bands of the era. For the statisticians, members of BOUND were also active in FIT FOR ABUSE, ENTROPY, DIVE, GET HIGH, and another band that you've definitely heard of. Pressing of 250 copies, all on black. (Warthog Speak Records #24)

HEALER/DJ EONS - split 7"
A heady, not-so-obvious-until-you-hear-it tag team of blast-and-chill from a couple Bay Area rippers splitting a titanic, future-classic two-sider. One side spins out the sample-laden, blink-and-you-missed it, 2017 demo of ripping-tearing-and-slashing grind-violence from HEALER. Originally limited to 50 copies on cassette, this material needed a wider physical audience. Fuck with HEALER if you dig EXCRUCIATING TERROR, CROSSED OUT, prime era West Bay cartel groups, and that whole thing. Over on the opposite side of this black and waxy platter, three cuts of spooky, instrumental gloom-groove, hip-hop-doom, beat-butchery is roached off the hands of almighty DJ Eons (aka Kung Fu Dan, aka Dan Lactose), teamed up with PLUTO / REDACTED / AGENTS' Frankobadanko, and Andres Wade from GOD'S AMERICA. This record dusts it. Period. Pressing of 250, all on black. (Warthog Speak Records #30)

ALIENATION - Bitter Reality 7"
Bitter Reality, the third vinyl psalm in the ALIENATION gospel is a harsher, faster, and more abrasive yoke than the Halifax bad bois have yet to strap into. Eleven tracks of raw-skinned, breakneck, stop-n-go thrashing exhaustion with the hooks hidden a little deeper than on previous outings, resulting in a much deeper wound when the sharpest blades of quality riffage tear out of the screaming, steady darkness of this hellish blaze. It's bands like this and NOSFERATU that really keep modern hardcore exciting. Thrash til fuckin' death. Pressing of 250 copies, all on black. (Warthog Speak Records #32)

AGATHOCLES/DECHECHARGE - Agatho Charge 7"
AG with 11 raw shredding tracks of extreme earkilling ultra-core in the vein of RAPT, BRIGADA DO ODIO, COCK ROACHS, LARM, PSYCHO SIN backed with vocals like SS DECONTROL "Get it away" era......All in 6 minutes......Be prepared for permanent eardamage. Deche-Charge deliver 356 songs of canadian gang bang noise core. Split Label with Jerk Off Records and Ratgirl Records. Limited to 400 copies. 200 on Black Vinyl. 100 on White Vinyl. 100 on Green Vinyl. Download card only available with colored vinyl. (Jerk Off Records #85)

MOB TERROR - Superstimulus LP (one sided)
It's a one sided 45 with a screen printed b side. Limited to 200. They are from Philly and include Alex from Horrendous on bass. Sounds a lot like Ice Nine with a little Rorschach, some blast beats and some vintage AmRep noise. ...a chaotic, spastic blur that reimagined Husker Du's "Land Speed Record" if Earache released it in 1989. (Financial Ruin Records #27)

THY FEEBLE SAVIOUR - And Darkness Fell LP
A cult name in the metal underground, THY FEEBLE SAVIOUR were one of the first bands to carry forward the torch of perverse primitivism originally lit by PROFANATICA before their successive comeback. And just like that pioneering American black metal band, PROFANATICAlikewise have two eras. Now, at long last, 2017 sees the release of THY FEEBLE SAVIOUR's long-awaited debut album, through longtime fans HELLS HEADBANGERS. Fittingly titled And Darkness Fell, the album contains 14 tracks of utterly blasphemous black/death metal. Right from the ominous intro onward, And Darkness Fell explodes into being with a goat-grinding sensibility that's simply impossible to ignore - and even more impossible not to submit to. One black cum ejaculate after another, THY FEEBLE SAVIOUR create a desecrating whirlwind of barbarity and crudity that's quintessentially American - and proudly so. For And Darkness Fell is cut from a cloth too long neglected, too vile for trend-jumpers and tourists, resurrected in its most reviling form from a time when the divisions between black metal and death metal weren't so divided and divisive... Both a continuation of the band's original era and their second, equally sick era, And Darkness Fell is totally THY FEEBLE SAVIOUR, and totally uncompromising - not for wimps! (Hells Headbangers Records #214)

SACROCURSE - Gnostic Holocaust CD
Following hot on the heels of their Destroying Chapels 7" last year, Gnostic Holocaust sees SACROCURSE going from strength to strength and reaping their most ravenous whirlwind yet. Whereas the Destroying Angels EP introduced the live lineup that's been in place for a couple years now, Gnostic Holocaust is the first full-length display of the band's true power and potency. Here, SACROCURSE take all their original rudiments - bestial propulsion, immediately memorable songwriting, and mind-melted solos - and adds even more insanity and ritualism, more red-eyed and rabid than ever. It's quintessential South American-style black/death witchery, but given a dosage of Ross Bay-steeped sturm und drang. What's more, while the power-trio are just as apt to blast away at dangerous speeds, there's expert pacing in their down-tempo death-marches, giving further iron-fisted thrust to what is truly a Gnostic Holocaust. Fan the flames of zealotry and prepare for SACROCURSE's Gnostic Holocaust! (Hells Headbangers Records #175 CD)

THE SHELTERING SKY/REDACTED - split 7"
Sharing this simple 7" format comes a band from each coast on a mission to wreak havoc on the human senses. From the East Coast emerge The Sheltering Sky, from New York. Here, they disinter three tracks of blackened death emerging from dark shadows from all corners. They start off slow and plodding with their intro, like an undead corpse crawling out of its grave and ambling around in the night. They then pick up the pace and unleash some unholy screams. The discordant notes slash and tear as if by sharpened claws. They then conclude with a primal and angular number as if they were summoning the dead to rampage and bludgeon. Repping the West Coast is Redacted, who continues on the tradition of Bay Area Power Violence with their five tracks presented here. It is from their pedigree from which they have honed their sound and tight execution, as they would bring forth their influences gained from their member's involvement in past bands such as Plutocracy, No Less, Utter Bastard, The Riffmerchants, etc. They would hit hard and fast with all the combined history behind them in their ammunition. (Agromosh Records #46)

VESSEL OF INIQUITY - Vessel of Iniquity LP
The life-shattering debut album of UK-based one-man black/death/noise monstrosity Vessel of Iniquity. Fifteen minutes of unfathomable audial terror designed to disintegrate existence directly from within. Fifteen minutes of inconceivable sonic trauma administered through the unholy abuse of the most blighted blackened death metal and of the most anti-human and liminal strains of noise, drone and power electronics. A sensorially annihilating and humiliating sonic holocaust that has brought together the diverse but equally decimating aesthetics of extreme acts like Gnaw Their Tongues, Impetuous Ritual, and Teitanblood to conceive the most absurd and completely unthinkable realms of musical devastation. For fans of: Gnaw Their Tongues, Impetuous Ritual, Spektr. (Sentient Ruin Labotatories #61 TP)

SHATTERBOX - Strung Out on the Line LP
Official reissue of obscure Seattle Punk RocknRoll from '81, restored and remastered from original reels. DIG! Records Archeological Division presents Strung Out on the Line, the all but lost private press powerhouse LP from SHATTERBOX. The band formed in 1979, at a major and sketchy (read: majorly sketchy) generational crossroads for what threatened to be the last gasp of Rock'n'roll in the '70s, and the shaky-new directions it'd take in the '80s. Recorded in their Seattle basement, the band utilized a mobile studio unit a la a low-rent D.I.Y. Exile Main on St., and self-released the album on New Year's Day 1981 in an unknown quantity, and in an array of handmade album art designs: stencil and spray paint; paste-on Xerox cutout; and bare-white factory sleeves, Shatterbox never followed standard operating procedures and Strung Out on the Line captures the band's wild and ragged original sound and style in full. Newly restored and remastered by DAVID ECK from the original quarter-inch reels and housed in properly printed jackets with liner notes displaying the numerous versions of album art and an oral history from the band's sole surviving member, Richard Pleasant, this LP is finally receiving the presentation it deserves. Rocketing through twelve brash and energetic cuts of exuberant Punk Rock and raw Power Pop, the album sonically falls somewhere between The Heartbreakers, Nervous Eaters and either-or, better yet-both iterations of The Gizmos. (Dig! Records #7)

DANCER - I'm Not Giving Up/Teenage Punk 7"
Here with an anthemic scorcher of an A-Side: "I'm Not Giving Up", channels equal parts Cheap Trick & Thin Lizzy, delivering the ROCK GOD goods so convincingly its time to THROW your Kiss records out! Flip it over for "Teenage Punk", a swirling synth punk slice of misfit solace with words to live by ("all our friends, we don't have friends"). Six singles in, and Dancer proves there are sick new moves comin' from the crew responsible for Apache, Glitz, and Slick! Recorded by Greg Ashley in a one and done press featuring awesome album art by the Human Lawnmower's inimitable Avi Spivak. (Dig! Records #5)

NOVAE MILITIAE - Gash'khalah cassette tape
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. For fans of: Aosoth, Deathspell Omega, Anteus. (Sentient Ruin Labotatories #51 TP)

SLEEPWALKER - For This Time Only, Never Again tape cassette
This japanese idiom is the central theme of the new, second, unbelievable album of the same name by the elusive psychedelic/avantgarde black metal enigma Sleepwalker. Once again fusing drone, raw black metal, kraut/psychedelic rock, free-jazz, noise rock, and tribal ritualism to absolutely mind-melting effect, Sleepwalker's idea behind this new record was to take central superstitions that rule the rhetoric of eastern lore and funnel them through the prism of the modern world. The final result: the band's staple psychedelic black metal mind-fuck ritual gloriously preserved and burning brighter and more insanely than ever. Suspended between the visionary opposites of bands like Voivod, Zeni Geva, Oxbow, King Crimson, Ornassi Pazuzu, Lurker of Chalice, and Xasthur, with Sleepwalker have once again proven to be one of the most mind-expanding and visionary experimental black metal acts of our times. For fans of: Lurker of Chalice, Oranssi Pazuzu. (Sentient Ruin Labotatories #44 TP)

PETRIFICATION - Hollow of the Void cassette tape
Bastard old school death metal orcs Petrification return with their debut full-length album, unleashing a lawless legion of pummeling and brain-eating riffs designed to annihilate the listener and dismantle their flesh in the most barbarous and least efficient way possible. Through these eleven new cuts of decaying brutality and mental abuse, the Portland death metal butchers unleash a barrage of classically gruesome and traditionally repulsive death metal chaos that worships directly at the rotting altar of legends Autopsy, Nihilist, Grave, Convulse, Funebre, Bolt Thrower etc., while also setting their footmark as a visionary and ambitious entity all of their own, set on a path of total self-determination within the most liminal realms of absurd death metal de(con)struction. For fans of: Bolt Thrower, Acephalix, Vastum, Convulse. (Sentient Ruin Labotatories #64 TP)

ASSUMPTION - Absconditus tape cassette
Italian death-doom behemoths Assumption return with their otherworldly debut LP - once again dragging the listener to a warped and hallucinated twilight zone lost at the edge of the cosmos. Inspired by the majestic and dismal craft of bands like Disembowelment, Thergothon and early Esoteric, within the crushing vastness of these three colossal songs the listener will feel the weight of omnipotent emptiness pushing them down toward the event horizon where they are slowly and meticulously pulled apart by invisible tidal forces before they decay into the singularity. (Sentient Ruin Labotatories #62 TP)

DEPRAVED - Demo 2016 7"
Vinyl version of demo tape from Reseda (CA) powerviolence hardcores Depraved. Contains 7 tracks in 9 minutes of pure california powerviolence style with distorted voice and fury rhythmics. Vinyl version has 3 more songs than tape version. Definitely for fans of Infest, Crossed Out, Neanderthal and new bands like Concussive, Cave State and modern West Coast Powerviolence. Past Members of Forged and play now also in Intruder and Terror Suspect. Limited 300 Copies. (Grindpromotion Records #42)

SCUM HUMAN/DEPRAVED - split 7"
What a split! I'm not sure if it is appropriate to use the term "classic" when it comes to a music style as powerviolence but the canadian Scum Human sound like a modern version of Crossed Out. The Depraved sound is too raw and fast with some noise arrangments with new synth parts in these 6 tracks. Reseda Powerviolence even more sick and agressive. Strong Influences from Crossed Out, No Comment and Infest! White Vinyl. Limited 400 Copies. (Grindpromotion Records #41)

BOAK - Movies 7" (one sided)
Boak just use photo of Alien Ant Farm members and put them in this "art". Looks very stupid but cool, I'm sure the guys from AAF wouldn't understand that joke. Anyway, these 2 sick guys from Aberdeen (Scotland) managed to shove a huge amount of energy, anger, riffs, groove and screams into this 4 minute release. The boak sound is the perfect mix with European grind bands like napalm death and the new hardcore / powerviolence from new continent like Six Brew Bantha. Limited 300 Copies (Grindpromotion Records #40)

FORGED - Forged 7"
17 songs in 9 minutes is it possible? Yes, it's possible if you play the true west coast powerviolence.Punchy bass, overwhelming vocals, solid guitar and drums, it all together sound just like a fighting crowd! These guys from San Fernando Valley reminded a little of good old No Comment, but a lot angrier and with much deeper and wider sound. Pressed on clear red vinyl. Limited 500 Copies (Grindpromotion Records #37)

IMPLORE - Thanatos 7"
In 8 minutes Implore creates another recording that takes blackened death metal, grindcore and crust and mixes them together to put out a very heavy 7 inch, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover conspiracy, occultism, anti religion, anti fascism, and human misery themes. "Thanatos" keeps the essence of the brutality but adding more mix with hardcore and crust parts furious blast beat like the first Napalm Death and new sounds like bands as Trap Them. Collaboration With Woooaargh. (Grindpromotion Records #35)

LIFE OF REFUSAL - Survival In Negative 7"
10 minutes of sound have a powerful hardcore kernel which is overgrown with various extreme noises like grindcore and powerviolence. Apple Walley guys make the sound like Ultra Negative and Vile Intent, but with a pure straightforward hardcore approach, more in the vein of Weeken Nachos or early Hatred Surge. The monotonous voice only adds a curious vibe, sometimes not so far from early NYHC, sometimes (when Chris spits out words faster than a machinegun) an odd Rupture feeling. Extra "Lucid fairytale" Napalm Death cover.Clear Smoke Vinyl. Limitred 300 Copies. (Grindpromotion Records #34)

SAVAGE/MPG - split 7"
This release is strongly recommended for fans of good powerviolence and grindcore with more punk-oriented sound. Savage from Washington is a dream team band with Raheem, Mike (Capitalist Casualties) and Haroldo (Capitalist Casualties & Catheter) . The vocals on "Horrified" and "Point Blank" is amazing and reminded Spazz with the groovy guitar riffs on groovy mid-tempo. MPG are from sunny California. Their grindcore has this pleasant bit of raw and dirty sound. When every instrument in their hands start to put up some noise simultaneously, it turns into a goddamn tornado that will blow you away with some really smart inclusions of powerviolence-influenced stuff in their side. Limited 300 Copies. (Grindpromotion Records #33)

PASSIV DODSHIALP - Tecken Pa Idioti 10"
Brand new recordings from swedish crust/ punk monsters Passiv DšdshjŠlp. Seven raw d-takt songs with metal sound in the vein of old good Skitsystem / Wolfbrigade or Martyrdšd. Cover artwork is again from mighty Costin Chioreanu (designs fpr Grave, Vader, Svart Records etc. etc). With members of Forgiftad, Kronisk Misantropi and Irritation. Co-relased with Phobia Records and Halvfabrikat Records. (Grindpromotion Records #31)

BOLESNO GRINJE - Grd LP
From Pula, Croatia straight into your face come the grind psychos Bolesno Grinje (which in English seems to be Sick Mites) with their album number 8 called simply "GRD".It can easily grind your bloody ears to the bone! Bolesno Grinje mix oldschool grindcore attacks with crust, hardcore and thrash passages and the result is an album that will make you bang your head 'til your neck breaks. The speed is on a very high level and so is the production of "GRD" - every instrument may be clearly heard. For Nasum, Rotten Sound and Disrupt fan. Co-Relased Rest Of Noise and Hecatombe Records. (Grindpromotion Records #30)

FINAL DRAFT/FISSURE - split 7"
Old power violence generation Vs the new one! After 3 years, the Inglewood power violence guys are back with 5 new furious songs. The sound reminder old school grindcore with west coast hardcore / fastcore influence. In another side, Fissure play a modern and youg sound. The screaming vocals with fastcore punk sound rip your ears. In these 6 songs there's a perfect exaple of new southern california fastcore / powerviolence. Relased on withe vinyl with A3 poster. Limited 500 Copies. (Grindpromotion Records #29)

O - Pietra LP (one sided)
O from Italy is a four piece band delivering an extremely heavy mixture of post hardcore/black metal. Pietra is the second album mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (Converge, mastodon, nile..). The suffering lyrics, the dark sound and fierce rhythms make this album a perfect mix of intensity and anger. For fans of The Secret and Celeste. Relased with Unquiet Records on 180g marbled vinyl. Limited 300 Copies. (Grindpromotion Records #28)

PASSIV DODSHIALP/ACHILLES - split LP
Pure crustcore power. Pure fucking hate. A split between Passiv dšdshjŠlp (GŠvle) and Achilles (Stockholm). On this piece of plastic you can actually hear Passiv dšdshjŠlp turning to the east for help; the first track Parallella vŠrldar, could easily have been made by Distress from Russia. Achilles were formerly known as Achilles last stand and formerly from the small town of Oskarshamn, down south Sweden. The music can be described as the cousin to End of all. Excellent metal/crust. No fucking bullshit! (Grindpromotion Records #23)

REPULSIONE - Sunrip LP
Finally, after ten years blasting around, Repulsion deliver their first full length, "Sunrip"! Shifted a bit in their style, but their recipe is always based on some solid ground: tremendously aggressive old school powerviolence straight in your face! With their heavy-as-hell bass infused sound they will rip through your ears with violent songs that can only stand against their sheerness brutality is their catchiness. Repulsion amazing set of skills is definitely enough to lose one's love! This amazing full length effort even includes cover versions of classics by Agathocles and Hellnation! For fans of early Man Is The Bastard, Capitalist Casualties, Ulcer and Bizarre X! Co-Produciont with Grindfather and Rodel Records.(Grindpromotion Records #17)

SLAPSHOT - Make America Hate Again LP/CD
Boston hardcore legends Slapshot return with their latest album "Make America Hate Again." An institution in hardcore punk since 1985, Slapshot is still writing music as urgent and relevant as ever. Thirty-plus years later, Choke and company are still pissed off and evoke the same aggression that gave Slapshot their notorious reputation they have today. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Bridge Nine Records #253)

THE PROLETARIAT - The Murder Of Alton Sterling 7"
In the fall of 2016, after a 33-year hiatus, The Proletariat decided to reunite to celebrate the re-release of their groundbreaking record "Soma Holiday." The shows went so well that the band decided to play more shows and write new music. They recorded two songs for an EP entitled "The Murder Of Alton Sterling." 7" includes digital download. (Bridge Nine Records #254)

LINE OF SIGHT - Dissent 7"
Debut EP from Line Of Sight featuring five tracks of DC hardcore played at neck-breaking speed. Urgent and to the point, the record rages from start-to-finish. For fans of Youth Of Today, Faith, and Uniform Choice. 7" includes digital download. (Youngblood Records #47)

THE FILAMENTS - Look To The Skies LP/CD
Since The Filaments reformed in 2009, they've taken their long-established track record of amazing songwriting and energetic stage performances to new heights, and have been steadily attracting swaths of new fans across England, Europe, and the world. With multiple full-lengths and countless tours under their belts, these veterans are still full of drive, and roaring to deliver this amazing new album to the world. Grab a copy of "Look To The Skies" today and you'll truly understand why people all over the world are going nuts for The Filaments. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Pirates Press Records #206)

THE BARSTOOL PREACHERS - Choose My Friends 7"
To tease the upcoming full-length release "Grazie Governo," The Barstool Preachers filmed a trilogy of music videos and Pirates Press Records released three corresponding picture flexis that are being distributed for free through record stores and mail orders all over the world. These 7" singles take that one step further and pair each track with a B-side, and create some amazing merch items for the band's endless touring brigade in the leadup to the album release this summer. These singles and their previous full-length, "Blatant Propaganda," speak volumes, but seeing this mayhem in the flesh truly proves that they are the real deal. (Pirates Press Records #203)

THE BARSTOOL PREACHERS - Grazie Governo 7"
To tease the upcoming full-length release "Grazie Governo," The Barstool Preachers filmed a trilogy of music videos and Pirates Press Records released three corresponding picture flexis that are being distributed for free through record stores and mail orders all over the world. These 7" singles take that one step further and pair each track with a B-side, and create some amazing merch items for the band's endless touring brigade in the leadup to the album release this summer. These singles and their previous full-length, "Blatant Propaganda," speak volumes, but seeing this mayhem in the flesh truly proves that they are the real deal. (Pirates Press Records #201)

THE BARSTOOL PREACHERS - Warchief 7"
To tease the upcoming full-length release "Grazie Governo," The Barstool Preachers filmed a trilogy of music videos and Pirates Press Records released three corresponding picture flexis that are being distributed for free through record stores and mail orders all over the world. These 7" singles take that one step further and pair each track with a B-side, and create some amazing merch items for the band's endless touring brigade in the leadup to the album release this summer. These singles and their previous full-length, "Blatant Propaganda," speak volumes, but seeing this mayhem in the flesh truly proves that they are the real deal. (Pirates Press Records #202)

THE OLD FIRM CASUALS - Wartime Rock 'N' Roll LP
The first pressing of this fantastic EP that Rebellion Records released in Europe (2017) absolutely flew off the shelves. With Pirates Press Records joining rank on this repress, they decided to take it up a notch. They have reworked the original insert into a proper jacket and turned Tim Lehi's etching from the first pressing into a silver silkscreen on the B-side. These are the remaining copies from Record Store Day 2018 on black vinyl, limited to 500 copies. 12"ep includes digital download. (Pirates Press Records #192)

THE OLD FIRM CASUALS - s/t LP
180 gram color vinyl. Originally released on Oi! The Boat Records in 2011, The Old Firm Casuals' debut kicker of a 7" was the one obvious component left off "For The Love Of It All...," the 2xLP/CD compilation that brought together all of the band's early singles. In many ways, that was intentional - because this release deserves it's own royal treatment. With all four tracks on the A-side, and Dannyboy Smith's art from the original insert silkscreened on the B-side (so it shows through while on the ol' turntable), this 12"ep gives you the tracks sounding better than ever before, and one hell of an impressive art piece to celebrate a band that has become truly integral to the scene. These are the remaining copies from Record Store Day 2018 on clear vinyl, limited to 1,000 copies. (Pirates Press Records #193)

BOOZE & GLORY - London Skinhead Crew LP
180 Gram Die Cut. It's not common for a punk video to get 10 million views on YouTube, but that's just what this fantastic tune has done. In celebration, Pirates Press Records has taken Booze & Glory's newly recorded "Jamaican" reggae version of the song, and the original recording, and created one of the coolest and most unique records that has hit the market in a long time. And while a picture speaks a thousand words, especially in regards to impressive pieces of art like this one, it's also important to note that both sides play from the inside out, making it even more special. (Pirates Press Records #189)

MONSTER SQUAD - Depression LP
"Depression" is an album of overcoming the struggles that we all encounter in one form or another; seeing the strength that we all possess, though rarely recognizing it. In addition to some amazing artwork by Winston Smith (Dead Kennedys, Green Day), the band collaborated with Bryan Lothian (A Global Threat) and Mike "Rufio" Kadomiya (Life Is Posers) to throw some pretty incredible finishing touches on this extremely well thought- out release. "Depression" is a soundtrack to our intelligent screams at the world, and ourselves; it'll pick you up and set you back in motion, spinning around in that circle pit of life with the energy and heart of a teenager all over again. LP includes digital download. (Pirates Press Records #205)

MANIC HISPANIC - The Menudo Incident LP
Manic Hispanic takes the punk songs that they love but they add a large dose of barrio humor. Members of Manic Hispanic have been in and are currently in Adolescents, Cadillac Tramps, D.I., The Grabbers, Punk Rock Karaoke, The X-Members, 22 Jacks, Final Conflict, Agent Orange, and Death By Stereo. The debut album from Southern California's Manic Hispanic was originally released in 1995 and has been out-of-print on vinyl for over 20 years. LP includes digital download and is limited to 500 copies. (Indecision Records #106)

CUTTING THROUGH - Empathy 7" Cutting Through consists of current and former members of Go It Alone, Get The Most, Fired Up, Blue Monday, Safe And Sound, and Unrestrained. This four-song 7" entitled "Empathy" is the follow-up to their debut New Age 12"ep, "A Will To Change." For fans of Turnstile, Turning Point, and Youth Of Today. This is the blue vinyl version. (New Age Records #72)

(restock) BLATZ - Mike Montano LP
BLATZ released the classic East Bay punk record "The Shit Split" with FILTH back in 1991, and since then their female-male chaos-punk weirdness has infected generations of punx! In 2013 Mike Montano (aka Mike-O the Psycho aka Mike Filth), the bassist from BLATZ's sister band FILTH, was diagnosed with aggressive cancer so BLATZ headlined an insanely overpacked 924 Gilman reunion show. It was a sold-out show and the 6 original BLATZ members- Anna Joy, Annie Lalania, Marshall Stax, Joey, Eggplant, & Jesse Luscious- were in the same place playing the same music for the 1st time in 21 years! Fourteen tracks recorded live at the Gilman in 2013. (Zafio Records #1)

(discounted) DIRTY PROTEST/RAID! - split LP
Born out of the spirit of early '80s punk/hardcore/skaterock and hailing from Boise, Idaho, Raid! consists of Onj on guitar (Septic Death); Andy A. on bass (Demoni, Haggis); Matt Wrecked on vocals (Schoolyard Assassins); and Paulie on drums (Septic Death). In true skatepunk fashion, the songs are fast, aggressive, and to the point. Dirty Protest are five filthy fuckers from Holland and the USA, fueled by enthusiasm and alcohol, playing fast punk rock as if their shitty lives depend on it!! Their roots extend from '77 to crust and wind up somewhere in the middle. Imagine Dead Kennedys fucking Poison Idea using Wendy O Williams as a condom. They have the usual 'ex-member' thing going on (Spittin' Vicars, HDQ, Septic Death, Radio Bikini), but don't let that dissuade you. Each copy is numbered out of 525 copies with 200 on black vinyl; and 325 on clear. (Headbones #007V Records)

Descriptions for 6/2/18

SPAZZ - Dwarf Jester Rising CD
(street date June 15th) The debut album released in 1994 on Clearview Records. 25 tracks. Spazz, from the Bay Area, California, may be the best known band, along side Infest and Man is the Bastard, from whats now referred to as the "power violence" scene from the west coast in the 90's. Rapid fire hardcore that assaulted all borders of death, thrash, grind core and punk. Extreme speed, crushing stops, sludgy dirge, explosive torrents of blast beats and savagely barked vocals. Standing out from the pack by being wacky, including everything they loved in the music. Skateboarding, hip hop, tagging, pro-wrestling, kung fu movies, all represented in their songs along with the occasional banjo or saxophone. (Tank Crimes Records #105 CD)

SPAZZ - La Revancha CD
(street date June 15th) The second album released in 1997 on Sound Pollution Records. Regarded as some of the bands strongest material. Includes guest spot by hip hop legend Kool Keith. In January 2015 Decibel Magazine added this album to their Hall of Fame. 26 tracks. CD out of print for over 15 years. Spazz, from the Bay Area, California, may be the best known band, along side Infest and Man is the Bastard, from whats now referred to as the "power violence" scene from the west coast in the 90's. Rapid fire hardcore that assaulted all borders of death, thrash, grind core and punk. Extreme speed, crushing stops, sludgy dirge, explosive torrents of blast beats and savagely barked vocals. Standing out from the pack by being wacky, including everything they loved in the music. Skateboarding, hip hop, tagging, pro-wrestling, kung fu movies, all represented in their songs along with the occasional banjo or saxophone. (Tank Crimes Records #106 CD)

SPAZZ - Crush Kill Destroy CD
(street date June 15th) The final album released in 1999 on Slap A Ham Records. 25 tracks. CD out of print for over 15 years. Spazz, from the Bay Area, California, may be the best known band, along side Infest and Man is the Bastard, from whats now referred to as the "power violence" scene from the west coast in the 90's. Rapid fire hardcore that assaulted all borders of death, thrash, grind core and punk. Extreme speed, crushing stops, sludgy dirge, explosive torrents of blast beats and savagely barked vocals. Standing out from the pack by being wacky, including everything they loved in the music. Skateboarding, hip hop, tagging, pro-wrestling, kung fu movies, all represented in their songs along with the occasional banjo or saxophone. (Tank Crimes Records #107 CD)

AGAINST - Welcome To The Aftermath LP
Back in the early '80s, the D-beat sound that was patented by Discharge was not as ubiquitous as it is now, where armies of Discharge clone bands pound out their variations of the time tested sonic booms. There were the likes of Crucifix, Diatribe, Iconoclast, Battalion Of Saints, and a small handful of bands bashing out such sounds across California., including a little-known band from Venice Beach called Against. They hadn't simply come out from some void, as their lineage tied them to other bands that had become more well known in the scene - before Against, Michael Dunnigan and his brother Sean (guitar and drums, respectively) were half of an early lineup of Suicidal Tendencies and members also had involvement with another obscure LA band, The Runns, who would later mutate into Wasted Youth. During their brief original run, Against recorded two sessions in 1983-1984 which yielded a demo tape and an EP for Upstart Records that was never fully realized. These 18 tracks are presented there for the first time ever on vinyl and are accompanied by a 12"x36" poster insert with liner notes, lyrics and many unseen photos and flyers, as well as newly commissioned artwork by Venice legend Ric Clayton. (Radio Raheem Records #19)

ACID ATTACK - Suburbia's Dream LP
Hailing from Portsmouth, UK, Acid Attack were in existence for four years in which time they released the 13 track cassette album "Sulphuric" and contributed the track "Suburbia's Dream" to the Sane Records 1984 compilation LP "On the Street". In terms of era, they fit into what is now known as the UK82 punk scene but their sound is not so easy to categorize. They were neither Oi or hardcore punk - they were aiming beyond such restricting labels. They mainly gigged locally, aside from one headline slot in South Wales, but their name spread far and wide thanks to word of mouth, sales of Sulphuric (aided greatly by the practice of smearing postage stamps with soap in order to reuse them) and interviews in many of the punk fanzines of the time. Sulphuric also received a short but favorable review in the music paper Sounds, who noted that "Acid Attack are a spirited punk band with sufficient ideas and energy to lift them above the morass of thrash-and-screech merchants". This LP collects all of their studio material plus several unreleased tracks and includes a full-color 16-page booklet. These are the wholesale copies and they do not come with a flexi like the direct mailorder copies. (Radio Raheem Records #20)

HELLBENT - 1983 1984 Demos LP
Emerging from New York City's Lower East Side in an era when loud and fast ruled the scene, Hellbent forged a unique and innovative sound mixing equal parts of ferocious Discharge-inspired hardcore with the pummeling heaviness of metal bands like Venom and Motorhead, all steeped in a heavy dose of macabre lyrics and imagery. The band existed from mid-1983 to mid-1984, and during that brief window they managed to record two sessions at Don Fury's famous Demo Demo Studios, and score opening slots on a handful of high-profile gigs with likes of Discharge, The Exploited, and Samhain's first ever live appearance, as well as many other smaller shows around New York City. After Hellbent's breakyup, guitarist Vic Venom would go on to join Reagan Youth, and eventually form Sacrilege, who later morphed into NYC crust stalwarts Nausea. Drummer Brian Damage also did time with LA punk legends Verbal Abuse, as well as a brief stint with the Misfits, which culminated in their legendary final performance at Detroit's Graystone Hall. This LP collects both long-lost recording sessions in their entirety, complemented by a 12"x36" poster insert with many never-before-seen photos and flyers, as well as detailed liner notes by bassist Jon "Fury" Wiley. (Radio Raheem Records #24)

SYNDROME 81 - Beton Nostalgie LP
"Beton Nostalgie" is a collection of songs released on various EP and split records. 18 songs from their Demo, Litovsk split, UVPR compilation song, Desert Urbain, BMAB single serie and Urban Savage split. It is coming in a gatefold jackets with awesome drawing by All Cats Are Grey France's Syndrome 81 started gaining momentum in the Punk scene with their 2013 demo tape, drawing comparisons to the plethora of great bands that defined the French Oi sound of the 1980s with a heavy stomp culled from classic USHC. The band has progressed since then, and the sound is more diverse but also more defined, having filed off some of the American influences and moved in a darker, distinctly French direction that is both melancholy and anthemic, with lyrics being influenced by growing up in Brest, France. The band comes from this dark place and write songs about their personal struggles growing up and growing old. These are songs about watching your friends lose sight and move on while you question why you are still here, haunted by your past and having to look your former self in the eye while you apologize for who you've become. These are songs about trudging through a desert you built yourself. (Black Water Records #70)

APOCALYPSE NOW - s/t 7"
Four tracks of ripping Scandinavian influenced hardcore punk from Portland. Strong Anti-Cimex influence. Ex-members of Hellshock and Bog People. PDX hardcore punk! (Distort Reality Records #33)

CONTRAST ATTITUDE - 12 Track Compilation 2018 LP
A compilation of 12 previously released tracks, compiled to coincide with there Relentless Assault 2018 USA west coast tour. Mie, Japan chainsaw destruction sound of hell! Tracks from the 2nd EP Black or White, split EP with See You In Hell, split EP with Aspects Of War, split CD with Final Bombs and Heal compilation. (Distort Reality Records #40)

RIDE FOR REVENGE/SATANIC TORMENT - split 7"
Under the banner of molestification (the Finnish way), the forces of RIDE FOR REVENGE and SATANIC TORMENT have united to affirm the power of metal. It is cruel and spiteful; primitive and deadly- urgh!!! Artwork illustrated by Marko Marov. (Fuck Yoga Records #57)

SUPERCRUSH - I Can't Lie 7"
Supercrush pops back up with the 4th instalment in their supersingle series. Pink is the hue this time around as the 'Crush drops another pair of big shiny tunes. 'I Can't Lie' is what we've come to expect from the group: two minutes of powerpop excellence. At this point the formula has been distilled down to it's most efficient and effective state - not a second is wasted. Each moment of the song is as catchy and infectious, if not more so, than the one that proceeded it. 'Walking Backwards' on side B reaches back to some guitar pop influences of an earlier vintage. 300 copies pressed on black vinyl, comes with download code. (Debt Offensive Records #21)

MANIAC - Dead Dance Club LP
Maniac features members of The Girls, Cute Lepers, Clorox Girls, L.A. Drugz, The Telephone Lovers, and Images. The band plays high octane punk rock for fans of the vintage LA or Pacific Northwest punk, but they play without any sense of nostalgia or fetish for a particular scene. There is something quintessentially LA about them, even if their punk rock would have fit perfectly with any decaying, hedonistic City of the West trying to abuse its body to believe in its soul. (Dirt Cult Records #113)

GLOOM SLEEPER - Luminous Galaxies LP
Gloom Sleeper return to the fray with a mighty sophomore album - a manic collision of driving pop melodicism, post-punk sang-froid and four-to-the-floor garage rock energy. Funny word, 'sophomore'. It's used as a fancy way of saying 'second' - sophomore movie, sophomore record - although you'll never catch anyone completing a foot race and commenting, 'yeah, I came in sophomore place.' That's 'cause it only makes sense when you recognise that it describes a position on a learning curve - and on this follow-up to Gloom Sleeper's 2016 debut A Void, it's plain to see that the Bielefeld band are learning fast. Physically they're in Germany, but their hearts are scattered all over the place: Macclesfield, where they've absorbed the raw gothic clatter of proto-Joy, Divisionists Warsaw; Notting Hill, where the darkling shimmer of Killing Joke somehow found its way into the world; Manchester with the rawness of The Sound's early works and finally Portland, Oregon with its classics like Wipers and today's Estranged... plus all manner of other US punk rock hotspots (New York, Detroit, Cleveland, you name it) dribble into the music like blood into water. (Dirt Cult Records #114)

DARK/LIGHT - Dark Slash Light 7"
Dark/Light (pronounced Dark Slash Light) return with their first new batch of songs since their 2017 debut LP "Kill Some Time" also released on Dirt Cult Records. Singer Candy and guitarist Justin met in the late nighties at a Dead and Gone/Black Fork show in the Bay Area, moved to Portland in 2000 and have been playing together ever since, first in The Triggers and then in Sleepwalkers R.I.P., the later which also features Dark/Light's drummer Mary. This recording is the first to feature Colin of, well, to many bands to list here. Let's just say if you've been paying even a little attention to the Portland punk scene of the last 15 years, you have no doubt at least heard - though you've probably loved - one of his past or current bands. Dark/Light plays dirty garage punk with post-punk vibes that's dark, looming, pissed the fuck off, and howling at the moon like a maniac. Carrying the pillars of anti-social Portland punk, Dark/Light's music feels like a celebration of rebellion against the gentrifying city that's indistinguishable from the one the members cut their teeth in. (Dirt Cult Records #117)

SANGRE DE MUERDAGO - Vagalumes 10"
"Vagalumes" takes another detour, leading Sangre De MuŽrdago into the realm of classical guitars and forest nights. Recorded and performed by Pablo C. Ursusson, 7 instrumental songs inspired by 7 nights in the forest with the fireflies, who turned the woods into a fairy tale for a couple of hours every night. Sangre De MuŽrdago proves the much-needed point that there is still room for passion and authenticity in the world of neofolk. For its focus, its integrity, and its beauty. Neo-Folk / Post-Black Metal. Limited to 500 copies worldwide. (Throne Records #74)

DEAD REGISTER - Fiber LP
Forged within the Do It Yourself and hard work ethos, Atlanta's DEAD REGISTER have accomplished a never-before dreamt blend of Dead Can Dance, Godflesh, Swans, Isis and Fields Of The Nephilim. Yet managing to sound unique and sublime, a delicatessen craft of their own. "Waves of despair", "crushing sadness", "long, haunting, glacial, genre-bending beautiful bleakness". Post-Metal / Post-Rock / Goth Doom Rock. Limited to 200 copies worldwide. (Throne Records #68)

MINDKULT - Lucifer's Dream LP
Mindkult is the sole creation of Fowst. Analog worshipping ancient luciferian vampyr occvlt Doom Rock like no other. Doom Rock / Stoner Rock. Limited to 200 copies worldwide. (Throne Records #70)

LES CHANTS DU HASARD - s/t LP
NO GUITAR. NO BASS. NO DRUMS. ORCHESTRA IS THE NEW BLACK. In close cooperation with the visionary italian label I, Voidhanger, Throne presents the vinyl version of an album half a century ahead of our time! Neo-Classical / Opera / Post-Black Metal. Limited to 200 copies worldwide. (Throne Records #71)

AGNOSTIC FRONT - Dead Yuppies LP
With the reissue of "DEAD YUPPIES", STRENGTH RECORDS finalizes the triptych AGNOSTIC FRONT has released for Epitaph Records! Often (wrongfully) mistaken as the band's weakest record (though let's be honest, AGNOSTIC FRONT NEVER released a weak album), "DEAD YUPPIES" is full of hidden gems we are about to unfold with this reissue! Released on royal blue vinyl (and of course, black vinyl) - tracks like "I Wanna Know", "Liberty", "Uncle Sam", "Love To Be Hated" and title-track "Dead Yuppies" are about to be rediscovered by both a whole new crowd and AGNOSTIC FRONT fans worldwide! This is New York Hardcore. These are the pioneers. This is AGNOSTIC FRONT! (Strength Records #31)

AGNOSTIC FRONT - Riot Riot Upstart LP
Thriving on the success of "SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE", AGNOSTIC FRONT released "RIOT RIOT UPSTART" only a year later, in 1999. Just like its predecessor, "RIOT RIOT UPSTART" was only issued in that very year by Epitaph Records, making this the very first official reissue - of course by STRENGTH RECORDS! Providing yet another uncompromising mixture of fast, ferocious New York Hardcore and punk-rock sing-alongs, "RIOT RIOT UPSTART's" structure is very much alike "SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE". With a total of 17 songs, the tracklist offers a variety of stompers - barely clocking the 90 second mark, and street rockin' anthems such as title-track "Riot Riot Upstart" and "My Life", undoubtedly leaving producer Lars Frederiksen's (Rancid, The Bastards, Old Firm Casuals) mark on to this record! (Strength Records #30)

AGNOSTIC FRONT - Something's Gotta Give LP
Originally released as a one-time pressing (yet on a variety of colors) by Epitaph Records back in 1998, this masterpiece hasn't received any represses since. Until now! Because STRENGTH RECORDS is extremely proud to inform you that we have officially licensed ALL of AGNOSTIC FRONT's albums released by Epitaph Records - including the most anticipated of them all, the anthemic hard-hitter "SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE"! Though originally released 20 years ago already (time sure does flies), the mix of crude New York Hardcore and Oi!'ish sing-along anthems hasn't lost any of its impact, remaining crucial - and for quite a few AGNOSTIC FRONT's favorite album - until this very day! Including the band's biggest hit "Gotta Go" (over 7 million views on YouTube and counting!), "SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE" features a total of 15 scorchers, all making sure this was the best comeback-album the pioneers of New York Hardcore could ever make! A must-have in every punk's, skin's or hardcore kid's record collection! (Strength Records #29)

CRYPTOPSY - Whisper Supremacy LP
Legendary death metal outfit from CANADA. The Whisper Supremacy album was originally released in 1998 and the first album on their new label Century Media. Here is the official vinyl repress on Cosmic Key Creations limited to 500 copies on silver vinyl. Issued under exclusive license from Century Media Records. (Cosmic Key Records #29)

NAKED AGGRESSION/OPPOSITION RISING - split 7"
West coast and east coast legends pair up to create a fierce, politically charged split available on vibrant 3-color splatter wax. Both sides contain all-new tracks exclusive to this split only! (Pine Hill Records #21)

THE SPITBOY RULE - book by Michelle Cruz Gonzales
Michelle Cruz Gonzales played drums and wrote lyrics in the influential, 1990s female hardcore band Spitboy, and now she's written a book - a punk rock herstory. Though not a riot grrl band, Spitboy blazed trails for women musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, but it wasn't easy. Misogyny, sexism, abusive fans, class and color blindness, and all-out racism were foes, especially for Gonzales, a Xicana and the only person of color in the band. Unlike touring rock bands before them, the unapologetically feminist Spitboy preferred Scrabble games between shows rather than sex and drugs, and they were not the angry manhaters that many expected them to be. Serious about women's issues and being the band that they themselves wanted to hear, a band that rocked as hard as men but sounded like women, Spitboy released several records and toured internationally. The memoir details these travels while chronicling Spitboy's successes and failures, and for Gonzales, discovering her own identity along the way. Fully illustrated with rare photos and flyers from the punk rock underground, this fast-paced, first-person recollection is populated by scenesters and musical allies from the time including Econochrist, Paxston Quiggly, Neurosis, Los Crudos, Aaron Cometbus, Pete the Roadie, Green Day, Fugazi and Kamala And The Karnivores. (PM Press #1400)

(repressed) NOOTHGRUSH - s/t LP
Crusty torturous doom, truly refined in its execution. Unlike the later releases that defined the sludge genre, this album is leaning more towards the psychedelic side with clean, depressing vocals in symbiosis with noise and moog synths - existing on the territory between WINTER and HAWKWIND. NOOTHGRUSH have recorded these songs shortly after the band was conceived in 1994 and were released only on a handful of cassettes. None of them appear on any other release except a rearranged version of one song. The cover artwork is envisioned and materialized as kind courtesy of Jason Barnett. (Fuck Yoga Records #34)

(repressed) RASHOMON - Demo 7"
Rashomon are perhaps the most exciting new band to emerge from the latest wave of DC hardcore. Out of all the "NWODCHC" tagged groups, I felt like most have lacked any kind of endearing sound and have felt like projects to exercise a take on a particular sub-sub genre. That feeling aside, Rash_mon have been turning heads with this excellent four song demo, and for good reason. The group incorporates a few older DCHC heads (guys from Aghast, Sick Fix, etc. - though hardly any of that sound is present) with younger folks from Kombat and Misled Youth, fronted by the energetic Kohei Urakami. The sound here isn't precisely Japanese, nor by the numbers hardcore, also incorporating some metallic guitar licks that don't overpower the beat. A truly exciting demo one of the best new bands currently operating out of DC. (Society Bleeds Records #4)

(repressed) SUPERCRUSH - I've Been Around 7"
After far too long Supercrush is finally back with Supersingle #3. Luckily the wait has been worth it and the reward is two more hummable ear-worms that will refuse to leave your head. The A side, "I've Been Around," is two minutes of uptempo summertime guitar-pop perfection, full of stacked vocal harmonies, rock 'n' roll flourishes, and just a touch of fuzz when it really counts - quite possibly the 'Crush's catchiest tune yet. Side B, on the other hand, finds the group exploring somewhat more bittersweet territory with the song "Brutal Honesty." While equally as melodic as the A side, "Brutal Honesty" takes the energy down a notch in order to evoke a more forlorn set of emotions, landing on the the clichŽ, but inescapably accurate truism: "life's not fair." Not exactly a "feel good" song, and yet, it strikes that irresistible chord of melancholy that aches so pleasantly. (Debt Offensive Records #19)

(repressed) OJO POR OJO - s/t LP
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)

(repressed) WITCHTRIAL - Demo 2017 LP
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)

Descriptions for 5/26/18

ANTiSEEN - EP Royalty LP
Volume 10 of the "Vault of ANTiSEEN" Reissue Series revisits ANTiSEEN's second EP from 1986. Remastered for sonic impact! Expanded with three bonus tracks from the "HONOUR AMONG THIEVES" session. Two of those tracks NEVER released until now!! Printed inner sleeve and reproduction of the CONCERNED CHARLOTTEANS anti-obscenity manifesto as bonus insert. Limited to 500 on HOT PINK VINYL!!! (TKO Records #170004)

REPULSIONE - Desecrating LP
Veteran Bologna blasters REPULSIONE release 'Desecrating', a new full length collection of gore splattered, grooving grindcore and powerviolence. On the face of it the assumption would be that they would draw heavily from bands like Sete Star Sept and Water Torture, being a guitarless line up, but REPULSIONE draw more heavily from old school grind bands in terms of style, having something of an early Carcass vibe around some of the more groove heavy tracks through to the blasting excess of Last Days Of Humanity when the snare really kicks in. The drum sound is particularly brutal, being of the metallic clanging type. This, combined with the primarily low-pitched growls of vocalist 'Mosh', lends their sound parallels to gore or mince but without any cliche like resorting to 'oompa-beat', think more 'Reek Of Putrefaction' rather than 'Babykiller' or some contemporary equivalent. Keeping the blasts harsh and intense ties them more closely to their Powerviolence influences. Special note has to be made of the tightness of the performance shown on this recording - REPULSIONE have a really controlled and punchy bass sound, more Fuzz than outright distortion, this makes their start-stop sections almost mechanical in their precision, some tracks becoming like a high speed Godflesh with the extremes of low pitch and incredible gating on the instruments. There is not a sound out of place - marking these guys out for their uniqueness in not just giving in to outright noise - they know that it is more effective to break it up, creating dynamics through structure rather than volume, which is at a consistently tinitus inducing pitch, as it should be on any proper grind release. Furthering their grind legitimacy this album features art by seminal grind/punk art veteran Luis Sendon. 'Desecrating' is a mosh-heavy collection of groovy blast tracks with a unique edge to the sound deserving of a place on any grind fans turntable! (Here And Now Records #54)

FUCK ON THE BEACH/TERLARANG - split LP
Fuck On The Beach: If you don't know what to expect here I can't really help, this is brutal, lightspeed clattering blasts, razorwire treble drenched guitar and whirling layered screaming at it's finest. Plenty of ear splitting distortion, feedback, mics peaking and everything way too loud in the best way. This is fun loving fastcore powervioelce from Japan which I'm pretty sure even has a 'clap-track' on the self titled outro track. Fucking excelent. This side of the split is primarily hyper fast d-beats with the odd blast thrown in, so is sonically the inverse of the Terlarang side. For fants of Japanese style everything faster and louder style grindviolence. Terlarang : Lo-fi to the point of incomprehensibility this side of the split goes even further down the slopes of treble-valley than Fuck On The Beach, sounding like the guitars are physically tearing the speaker cones from the amp and the rest of the band are trying frantically to hold them back in. Everything here is fast, no slow at all on this side. Maybe one or two slightly slower than lightspeed d-beat smashers floating about in there but this is really all about the pace. The fast as fuck and don't care nature is epitomised by the cats on the split cover and the last track basically sounding like black metal but being called 'Stop The Hate' in what seems to be a conscious rejection of the bullshit ideals of traditional NSBM. Nice. (Here And Now Records #57)

THIS IS HELL - Full Length Tape Box Set tape x 5
This is the first time any of these This Is Hell releases have been on tape. The discography includes Sundowning, Bastards Still Remain, Weight of The World, Misfourtunes, and Black Mass. It comes in a wrap around "box set" numbered out of 100. This box set comes with a digital download of all the records. (Coin Toss Records #10.1 TP)

DISCOURAGE - s/t 7"
Stemming from Oakland, Ca, DISCOURAGE is out of the gate, not with a bang, but with an explosion. The quartet draws influences from early 2000's hardcore such as CARRY ON, GO IT ALONE and VERSE. Their first proper EP, this self titled 7" promises six songs for fans of fast, pissed off, true to roots hardcore. A joint release between CoinToss Records (US), State of Mind Recordings (US), Assault Records (EU), and Speedowax Records (UK) this recording was done with Charles Chaussinand (Spirits, Test of Time, The Distance) and features hand drawn art by Bill Hauser complete with unique packaging thought up by the band. Each label will have an individualized B-side stamped label. (Coin Toss Records #17)

RULETA RUSA - Viviendo Una Maldicion LP
It's been nearly five years since Ruleta Rusa released Aqui No Es, their debut LP for Sorry State, but if you think they've slowed, mellowed, or otherwise slipped off their game you are sorely mistaken. If anything, they're harder, faster, and punker on Viviendo Una Maldicion than they were on Aqui No Es, as perfectly exhibited on Viviendo's furious opening track, "No Hay Paz." Elsewhere on the album you get a similar mixture of classic Spanish punk, US hardcore, and second-wave UK punk that you heard on the band's previous releases, but everything feels a little more direct and a little rougher around the edges. Oh, and dig the show-stopping pair of Paralisis Permanente covers that close the album! In a word, Ruleta Rusa have gotten better... the tougher parts are tougher, the catchy parts are catchier, and they've delivered what is (to date, at least) the crowning achievement of their discography. (Sorry State Records #87)

ANCIENT EMBLEM - Throne With No God CD
Ancient emblem born from the passion for gloomy and raw sounds of 4 individuals which were coming from different past projects (Sejtan, Destierro, Annunaki Revenge, Crickbat, Justice Department, etc.) but with many points in common such as a strong believe in DIY as the only way for working as a band, and an even stronger hate for any authoritarian attitude which tries to dominate others, being human or not. Believe in a veg(etari)an way of life and stand against all kinds of domination and discrimination such as religion, homophobia, sexism, speciesism, racism, fascism or nazism. Maybe it sounds obvious for a kind of band like this, but sadly, strange times are running everywhere, even also in this community. And on this first album you will enjoy 8 tracks of blackened crust. The Crust is obviously expressed in dirty guitars, a high D-Beat rhythm and a cavernous song worthy of a living buried having reviewed the light of day after two weeks of confinement. (Mundo En Kaos #15)

VOIDFILLER - s/t CD
This is the debut 12_ or mini LP for the new international crust band "VOIDFILLER". Made up by members of VISIONS OF WAR, CRUTCHES, URSUT & 3 WAY CUM, these well known swedish and belgian representatives of the old school mangel genre know how to produce some real nasty special brew of ultra-intense and shredding crustcore that will rip your fucking ears off. Distortion til Deafness is a threat again! (Mundo En Kaos #19)

SOCIETY'S DECLINE - 6 Track 7"
Society's Decline is Stockholm's d-beat finest band. And this is another fresh debut vinyl coming out from cold Sweden. This time you will be attacked by pure d-takt horde from Stockholm including members of bands like Makabert Fynd, Dissekerad etc. Six tracks influenced by Discharge, Anti-Cimex or Mob 47. One time press of 300 copies on black vinyls. (Mundo En Kaos #21)

NAPALM RAID - 2010 to 2015 CD digipak
Canadian d-beat crust punk kings NAPALM RAID is releasing all of its vinyl and limited releases on one CD Digipak version for the tour in Mexico, yeah, you are reading this correctly: All of the band's current studio work is now available on this limited edition CD Digipak of 666 pieces.This is an absolute must for fans of DISCHARGE, DOOM and EXTREME NOISE TERROR. (Mundo En Kaos #27)

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)