Descriptions for 9/22/18
RIPCORD - Harvest Hardcore 7"
Seminal UK Hardcore band's 1988 release reissued for the first time. Combining both the UK and North America releases, this reissue has all 7 tracks remastered with both covers. Limited to 800 copies in the USA and 200 in Europe. Another 30 year anniversary approaches! This time the Harvest Hardcore 7" and a good opportunity to re-release it in its original format. The first time since it was released all those years ago. Only this time to release it with the sound the record deserved. Luckily I'd kept the original 8 track mixing masters. And once again back to the infamous Whitehorse studio to do its magic. Both me and John were never happy with the original sound,the drums to booming and the guitars not loud enough. So here we have the revamped version. This version has all 7 tracks from that session and includes both the UK and U.S. sleeve variations. The harvest has come home. - Baz/Ripcord. (YOFC Records #2)
RUBBLE - s/t LP
Portland's own Rubble are back with 10 tracks of catchy & driving anarcho peace punk delivered with Urgency! (Distort Reality Records #41)
WASTE MANAGEMENT - Tried And True LP
11 years after their classic debut, WASTE MANAGEMENT return with their first ever full-length offering. An expanded version of their original vision, still indebted to nothing more or less than classic hardcore. 11 blasts of power "the old way". (Painkiller Records #75)
PURE PRESSURE - Relampago De Furia 7"
Debut 8-track EP from Toronto hardcores PURE PRESSURE. Members of VIOLENT FUTURE, S.H.I.T., SIYAHKAL, PROTRUDERS playing raging hardcore pulling from pre-Roadrunner era NYHC favorites (because they just made it better then). Thrashing speedcore and screaming vocals ala No Thanks crash into Victim in Pain style breakdowns with plenty of other noticeable reference points (SOIA 7"/Life's Blood/Side By Side). Lyrics that address the nightmares of today because the 80's are dead. (Painikiller Records #73)
BURDEN - s/t 7"
Debut 7" by Boston/Cape Cod's BURDEN, featuring four tracks that mix classic Oi! sounds with the power of late 80's NYHC. Initially started as a one-man project, this is the first recording featuring the full lineup comprised of members of Waste Management, Revilers and MFP. (Painkiller/NxA Records #5)
INMATES - Government Crimes 7"
Quintessential "Clevo core", this one's been long over due. Smothered in pure Japanese worship, this debut EP reissue reminds you what it was like when violence and chaos overshadowed the audio assault of total distort and drum blasts! Anthems for days and with the state of this nation, lyrics that are still relevant to this day. "There's no future. A time when nothing's real! There's no future. World's too scarred to heal!" Get it now! Limited to 500. Comes in original "Gas mask" cover or "Zouo" cover. (Painkiller/Bloodclot Records #5E)
HORSEWHIP - s/t LP (x-Reveral of Man/Combat Wounded Veteran)
A newer band of older men, HORSEWHIP reunites some early actors of the 1990s DIY hardcore scene for a now seasoned and less scrawny approach to the purging of stresses by way of dense guitar savagery, howling throat winds, unpleasant bass abuse, and the pounding drums of a grizzly attack. It's a somewhat familiar sound filtered through twenty-plus subsequent years of American life and a heavy dose of Floridian swamp dread. It's thick and it's heavy. Four unshaven men having a go at it. This is a union of Medicine and Uranus. Recorded at Rock Garden Studio by Dan Byers, mixed by Jeremy SH Griffith at Printups Studio, and finished with cover art by Richard Minino and graphic design by Shaun Drees, the dense Horsewhip 12" packs seven tracks into eighteen minutes. Delivering a dose of crusty, gnarled, noise-drenched hardcore anthems, fans of His Hero Is Gone, Cursed, Acrid, Pg.99, Orchid, and the members' prior acts Reversal Of Man and Combatwoundedveteran are advised to get on the HORSEWHIP. (Financial Ruin Records #5)
MOVING TARGETS - The Other Side: Demos And Sessions Expanded LPx2 (with CD)
Released to coincide with MOVING TARGETS first European tour in 25 years, "THE OTHER SIDE : DEMOS AND SESSIONS EXPANDED" does what it says on the tin - an expanded version of the "Made To Order" mail order only release put out by Boss Tuneage in 2016 which has become highly sought after since - the announcement of the tour made it the ideal time to do an expanded version of that original release, after having numerous requests - so is now available as a double vinyl LP including the entire 2007 radio session for the first time. A brilliant collection of rare recordings selected by Kenny Chambers and the perfect accompaniment to the bands classic late 80s/early 90s albums for the Taang label. (Boss Tuneage Retro #42)
MOVING TARGETS - The Other Side: Demos And Sessions Expanded CD
Released to coincide with MOVING TARGETS first European tour in 25 years, "THE OTHER SIDE : DEMOS AND SESSIONS EXPANDED" does what it says on the tin - an expanded version of the "Made To Order" mail order only release put out by Boss Tuneage in 2016 which has become highly sought after since - the announcement of the tour made it the ideal time to do an expanded version of that original release, after having numerous requests - so is now available on CD and including the entire 2007 radio session for the first time. A brilliant collection of rare recordings selected by Kenny Chambers and the perfect accompaniment to the bands classic late 80s/early 90s albums for the Taang label. (Boss Tuneage Retro #97 CD)
THE CRIPPENS - The Minnow And The Pike LP
"The Minnow And The Pike" is the first release by THE CRIPPENS, who are, of course, the 21st century's re-incarnation of late 80s UKHC punk legends DOCTOR AND THE CRIPPENS! With their grotesque on-stage antics the band has been astounding fans old and new at shows up and down the UK over the past few months with a mix of Dr and the Crippens classics and red-blooded new songs. THE CRIPPENS will play Rebellion Festival this year for the first time. To coincide with that appearance, Boss Tuneage proudly presents "THE MINNOW AND THE PIKE" , the band's first recording in over 25 years, on a blistering 6 track 12" EP which, like their live shows, features a mix of songs old and new! (Boss Tuneage Records #124)
CIVILISED SOCIETY? - War In My Head CD
CIVILISED SOCIETY? were one of the most recognisable names on the UK hardcore punk scene of the late 80s, releasing two albums for the legendary Manic Ears label back then. Fast forward 30 years, and the band have reformed, playing a bunch of shows last year including the Rebellion Festival, followed by another UK Tour back in April , which saw the band gaining supporters both old and new! Now, to co-incide with their European tour in September, comes the release of "WAR IN MY HEAD", a 4 track CD featuring re-recordings of three CS? Classics, alongside a taster for their upcoming album due for release in 2019. Its good to have them back!! Limited Edition Pressed CD. Packaged in a Gatefold CD Wallet. (Boss Tuneage Records #128 CD)
BURNING FLAG - Izabel LP
In association with the band, we are making BURNING FLAGs "IZABEL" album available on vinyl for the first time! This is a long overdue appearance on vinyl by this cracking UK hardcore punk band from Halifax who's line up features Md (vocals), Jonesy (guitar), Matt Fortune (drums) and Mark Midgley (bass). They formed in 2013 and released the Still A Lie ep the following year. 2015 saw a debut lp and this was followed in 2017 by "IZABEL" The album's title is the name of the woman that showed the band around Auschwitz and spoke to them about the horrors that occurred there. It's also the name of the closing track. Other songs deal with topics such as the gun laws in the USA, the pollution of the planet and life in a shit hole rundown town where the sky's are grey and job prospects are not much brighter. Limited Edition Pressing, get it whilst you can! (Boss Tuneage Records #125)
ZYMOTIC - 8 Tracks Demo Tape Cassette
There has been a resurgence of killer bands playing raw and crusty styles in recent times and Desolate Records is fully behind promoting the best of it. Here is our second demo tape release this year, Monteal's Zymotic. This band plays raw crasher crust in the Osaka tradition and have won the praise and approval of that scene. (Desolate Records #15)
BUSINESS - Suburban Rebels LP
The debut LP by Oi! legends The Business, originally released in 1983. Formed in South London in 1979 the group started playing Oi! concerts in 1981, opening for the 4-Skins. After that they quickly became one of the bigger groups on the UK Oi! scene. This absolute stone cold Oi! clasic includes the Indie Chart hit singles "Harry May" and "Smash The Discos" plus the anthemic "Loud Proud N Punk". Produced by the Cockney Rejects' Micky Geggus, this is another essential UK punk/Oi! classic back in print on LP thanks to Radiation Records. (Radiation Records #91)
CHRON GEN - Chronic Generation LP
Here's a reissue of the 1982 debut-LP by street punk unit Chron Gen, which formed in 1978 in Letchworth, Hertfordshire. The band debuted in 1981 with the classic 'Puppets Of War' EP and was part of the infamous 'Apocalypse' tour (also 1981) along with Discharge, Anti-Pasti, Anti-Nowhere League and The Exploited. For genre addicts 'Chronic Generation' is an essential title. (Radiation Records #64)
DISCHARGE - Early Demos March To June 1977 LP (2018 Record Store Day Release)
Discharge was formed in 1977 in Stoke-on-Trent by Ivan Rivera (vocals) and Roy "Rainy" Wainwright (guitar). They soon recruited Terry's younger brother Tony "Bones" Roberts on lead guitar, Nigel Bamford on bass and Tony "Akko" Axon on drums. Engaging Tanya Rich as their manager, led to the band recording their first demo, and saw them supporting bands such as The Ruts, The Clash and The Damned at The Victoria Hall, Hanley. Tanya then 'badgered' Mike Stone to visit them in rehearsals, and to eventually signing the band to Clay Records. After arranging their first tour to Scotland (Paisley) and other parts of Northern England, Tanya left the band as Kelvin wanted to manage them himself. This line-up recorded a demo in 1977. Atkinson left, followed by Bamford, and the band recruited Kelvin "Cal" Morris (previously one of their roadies) as vocalist, with Tezz moving to drums and Rainy moving to bass. The musical style of the band was initially influenced by 1977-era punk bands such as the Sex Pistols, The Damned and The Clash. This is where it all started for the hardcore punk band from Stoke, sounding more like Sex Pistols, but still a great history of where the band came from. (Radiation Records #80)
GUANA BATZ - Held Down... At Last! LP
Formed in Feltham, Middlesex in 1983, The Guana Batz were among the pioneers of psychobilly, and their 1985 debut album 'Held Down... At Last!' represents one the best episodes in the history of the genre. (Radiation Records #63)
GUN CLUB - Live At Manila Club, Florence Italy Nov. 26th 1983 LP
Jeffrey Lee Pierce and The Gun Club toured Europe in the fall/winter of 1983 between their classic second and third albums, Miami and The Birth, The Death, The Ghost, released in 1982 and 1984 respectively. This was a period of intense transformation for the band, both in terms of personnel and sound, as they moved from the blues-punk of the first two records to a more polished alternative/indie sound on their third long player. Featuring mostly songs from the first two albums as well as some rarities this live set from Florence in November of 1983 is a perfect distillation of the group. Raw, live, intense LA blues-punk from The Gun Club, released in a limited edition repress in pocket sleeve. (Radiation Records #78)
LAST RESORT - Skinhead Anthems: A Way Of Life LP
Legendary skinhead album featuring Roi Pearce on vocals, includes anthems such as Violence In Our Minds, King Of The Jungle, Resort Boot Boys, Rebels With A Cause etc. (Radiation Records #59)
PURE HELL - These Boots Are Made For Walking 7"
Formed in Philadelphia in 1974 Pure Hell were the first all African-American punk band. The band was a huge influence on Bad Brains, friends with the New York Dolls, and shared a stage with Sid Vicious, but due to management issues were only able to release this one single. (Radiation Records #71005)
TARGET OF DEMAND - Man's Ruin LP
One of the best kept secrets of 80's California Hardcore Punk, TARGET OF DEMAND hailed from Long Beach and only released this 10-track smasher on the small Happy Hermit label and a couple compilation tracks before disbanding. Due to their very short existence as a band, and the fact that they were much more influenced by Teen Idles or SS Decontrol and the sounds coming out of Boston and the Midwest, rather than what was going on in California at the time, this incredibly ripping U.S. hardcore mayhem hasn't been reissued until today. Remastered by California punk legend GEZA X, from the original analog tapes, this is 100% pure American hardcore from 1983. RIYL: Black Flag, Poison Idea, Minor Threat, early Suicidal Tendencies. Limited edition of 500 copies, 400 on black vinyl and 100 on ORANGE/WHITE splatter vinyl, with original artwork and double sided lyrics insert. (Radiation Records #89)
JOY DIVISION - Atrocity Exhibition: Live In Paris 1979 LP
More stunning live material to come out of the vaults...Ian Curtis & company recorded this live at the legendary Les Bains Douches in Paris on December 18th, 1979. Containing great versions of "Love Will Tear Us Apart," "Shadowplay," "Atmosphere," "Transmission", and more, this is one of the most classic live sets of the group's storied career. (Radiation/Lively Youth Records #524)
JOY DIVISION - Live At The Paradiso Club Amsterdam, January 11th 1980 LP
In January of 1980 Joy Division kicked off a tour of The Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany with a show at the legendary Paradiso Club in Amsterdam. Little did anyone know that in less than 6 months, Ian Curtis would be dead, and the brief, brilliant run of the group would be over. This is a particularly heavy and deep set, with the band performing at their angular best, and Curtis in top form vocally. Essential live broadcast for any fan of Joy Division. (Radiation/Lively Youth Records #516)
SEX PISTOLS - Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols LP
The infamous rock'n'roll swindle that generated the hysteria. (Radiation/Universal SexPisLP #77)
ADICTS - 27 LP
For the first time ever on vinyl: The Adicts' excellent 1992 album featuring 18 pop-punk hymns in their inimitable style. (Radation/Daily Records #13)
DEAD KENNEDYS - Live at Old Waldorf 1979 FM broadcast LP
The Old Waldorf, owned by legendary Bay Area concert promoter Bill Graham, originally opened in 1976 and was host to some of the Bay's most important early punk shows featuring The Avengers, The Dead Boys, Bad Brains, and more. Though their debut album wouldn't be released until the following year, Dead Kennedys were already local legends by 1979, and they played The Old Waldorf on October 25th of that year for a live college radio broadcast for KALX FM in Berkeley. With live early versions of some of their most famous songs, including their classic first single, "California Über Alles", as well as "Holiday In Cambodia", "Kill The Poor", "Back In Rhodesia", and more, this is a crucial early SF punk live broadcast finally available on LP! (Radiation/Sucidal Records #284)
MINUTEMEN - Sickles And Hammers Live 1981 LP
Comprised of D. Boon, Mike Watt and drummer George Hurley, all natives of working class seaport San Pedro, The Minutemen are one of the more idiosyncratic bands of the second wave of Southern California punk rock. They emerged in the age of Reagan, and epitomized the youthful disenchantment of that era with a unique sense of humor and biting lyrical content. They found their voice on their first full-length album, 1981's The Punch Line on the legendary label SST, and on that tour they absolutely destroyed San Francisco's classic punk venue, Mabuhay Gardens on the Broadway Strip Club strip. Suicidal Records presents the entire KUSF-FM broadcast of the Minutemen live from SF on 26th October 1981. Classic. (Radiation/Sucidal Records #283)
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES - The Art of Suicide Live 1990 LP
Live At The Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, OH August 31, 1990 - Westwood One FM Broadcast'. Fresh on the heels of the release of the band's beloved fifth studio album 'Lights... Camera... Revolution!', California thrash metal punk group Suicidal Tendencies hit the road for a final tour with their classic line-up. Playing some tunes from that latest release as well as a bunch of classics, the band rolled into Cleveland for a genuine monster show. These are unbelievably great live radio broadcast recordings from the kings of Southern California thrash! TRACKS: 01. Trip At The Brain 02. Alone 03. War Inside My Head 04. I Want More 05. Possessed To Skate 06. I Saw Your Mommy 07. Lovely 08. Institutionalized 09. Waking The Dead 10. How Will I Laugh Tomorrow. (Radation/Radio X Records #1982)
PAGANS/GUILLOTINES - split 7"
The Pagans busted out of Cleveland in the summer of 1977 along with the Dead Boys, Pere Ubu and Devo in a punk rock explosion the world would come to revere.
Mike Hudson, the brains of the outfit, has continued the tradition off and on for nearly 40 years, with sporadic outbursts of new Pagans music, drunkenness and cruelty.
A few years ago, Hudson moved to Los Angeles, where he began a torrid romance with former model Evita Corby, dropped his first new studio a lbum in 15 years - Hollywood High - and wrote a novel, "Fame Whore." He put together a revolving group of LA's finest rock and roll gunslingers, headlined a festival in Spain and cut "Hopped Up" - said by Get Hip Records guru Gregg Kostelich to be the "strongest Pagans single ever."
With lead guitars by Richie Duguay - who played on Guns 'n Roses "The Spaghetti Incident" LP - and Capt. Ben Reagan from Richie Ramone's band, "Hopped Up" constitutes a remarkable statement by a true punk rock survivor. The Guillotines .... Houston, TX ... 2 years ago this band came together out of a love for fast edgy rock n roll. No gendre, no set formula. Just rock n roll..... Bill DeGidio aka Robert Conn (The Pagans, The Defnics, The Plague ...) on vox and guitar, Jewels (Chelsea Hotel) vox and bass, Curtis De Gidio (Chrome Kickers, The Velostacks) guitar vox, Glenn Gilbert (Vanity Crimes) lead/slide guitar and Stevie Ryder (Root) on drums. (Radiation records/Just For Fun Records #33)
EXTERMINIO - Demo 84 LP
Mid-'80s hardcore punk from Spain. Side two contains live tracks recorded at Zeleste in 1985. (Radation/El Forat Records #8)
TIJUANA IN BLUE - 1985 Demo LP
First demos from this classic Spanish hardcore outfit, on vinyl for the first time. For fans of Eskorbuto and Anti/Dogmatikss. Limited to 300 copies. Comes with 8 pages fanzine, inserts and flyers. (Radation/El Forat Records #11)
CHAOSBRINGER - Turn Into Ruins LP
First album by death metal band from Saint Petersburg, Russia on vinyl.
Totally crushing and majestic stench death metal terror by these Russian maniacs. Fans of classic Bolt Thrower rejoice! If you love and miss the days of "War Master" and "IVth Crusade", then this killer album is for you! Killer and infectious riffs infest the dark and brooding atmosphere that suffocates as you listen to this album and bang your head. The songs are devastating and intense, never letting up. It's just a relentless assault of power and heaviness. Essential for fans of heavy and annihilating death! Come demolish your body and soul with this masterpiece of death metal!!!!!! (Radaiton/Give 'Em Hell Records #39)
DISCHARGE - Society's Victims Volume 1 LPx2
Volume 1 on double-LP. This two-part release of Discharge material basically is a 'Best Of' and includes all the band's singles and EP songs, album tracks of significant note and live highlights. Discharge was one of the world's first hardcore punk units. (Radiation/Let Them Eat Vinyl Records #520)
DISCHARGE - Society's Victims Volume 2 LPx2
Volume 2 on double-LP. This two-part release of Discharge material basically is a 'Best Of' and includes all the band's singles and EP songs, album tracks of significant note and live highlights. Discharge was one of the world's first hardcore punk units. (Radiation/Let Them Eat Vinyl Records #522)
DISCHARGE - The Nightmare Continues Live LP
reissue on 180gr for this classic live album. Recorded Live at Tunstall Town Hall, Stoke-on-Trent, UK during the first half of the 1980's. (Radiation/Let Them Eat Vinyl Records #450)
G.B.H - Leather, Bristles, Studs And Acne
Reissue for this classic G.B.H 1981 album with bonus tracks and gatefold thick cover, 180 gr vinyl. (Radiation/Let Them Eat Vinyl Records #460)
V/A - Killed By Death #41 LP compilation
Still available. Rare international punk from 1977-1983. Including VON GRAM (Sweden), LULLABIES (NL), RATTLERS (SF), STALIN (Japan), VIPERS (Ireland), LIXOMANIA (Brazil), ELECTRIC DEADS (Denmark), SKIANTOS (Italy), etc. (Radiation/RedRum #41)
V/A - Killed By D'italia LP compilation (Killed by Death #201)
Available again. THIS IS AN ALL ITALIAN EDITION!! All Italian punk between 77-83, another volume of this great compilation series bringing you these fine punk gems. Includes tracks by KAOS ROCK, UNIPLUX, S.I.B., HITLER SS, TAMPAX and many more. 18 tracks. (Radiation/RedRum #201)
V/A - Kick Your Mama's Ass LP compilation
Rare punk tracks from 1977 to 1981 with The Kids, Predator, Mad, Sods, Rancid X, F.U.2, Widows, Hitler SS, Sexy Angles, Rotters, Mentally Ill, Razors, Ratsia, Vacants, Bugs, Paraf, and Eppu Normaali. (Radation/Reverendo Moon Records #3)
VON GAM - 1 Gen Punk LP
Von Gam was the first punkband from Vaxjö, who did a fantastic 7" record back in '79 which are featured on this LP. And 9 more songs. Lots of cool music and sound. (Radiation/Reken Records #15)
ATTENTAT - Born To Be Malaj 7"
The third 7" by Attentat is a true masterpiece of the early punk from Goteborg. Includes a bonus track recorded in 1979 at the Erolls gig. (Radiation/Reken Records #16)
I REFUSE IT! - Cronache Del Videotopo LPx2
Long awaited re-issue for one of the most influential and controversial post-punk combos of the 'Granducato era'. After more than three decades I Refuse It! are still quite a great thing. Rock'n'roll's later reaching of higher peaks of brutality finally made acceptable what once was considered noise and chaos and now make them appear just a bit less subversive, but their impact is still strongly felt. So, collecting and publishing their complete output in one album is definitely an historical act. Differently from Cronache del videotopo, the CD published in 2005 by the glorious Wide Records, the present double LP includes also their great version of Atto di forza numero 10 from I Ragazzi del Sole, a real gem from the Sixties Italian beat repertoire. Even if the Internet seems to have saved from oblivion any obscure document of the international hardcore punk saga, all these songs together in vinyl represent the best celebration for a band who, back in the day, really tried to stay away from the safe track of the business when it was very complicated if not self-destructive to do so.They were certainly a bit too far out for a large part of the aficionados of "classic punk" but deserved attention, at least for those who began to be tired of the old stereotypes. It's no coincidence that reviewing the Permanent Scar/Sfregio permanente casette in the magazine Il Mucchio Selvaggio I described their style as "experimental hardcore" and "a sort of Meat Puppets oriented sound". Finally, between 1982 and 1983, Italian punk got its spot on the international map. In fact, even if there were already some Italian punk bands, it was not before the emergence of the hardcore movement that we could really start talking about a real Italian scene. Needless to add that this was not just a simple musical issue, back in the day, for many of us, hardcore punk was mainly an attitude and a way of life. In Tuscany, the whole scene became known under the acronym of GDCH (Granducato Hardcore) and I Refuse It! (together with CCM, Wardogs, Putrid Fever, Traumatic, Juggernaut and others) became one of its most significant bands. Because of their varied and multiple inspirations and tendency to experiment, it's hard to consider I Refuse It! as simply a hardcore band. This 2LP collection compiles their complete recorded output for the first time and is an essential piece of Italian punk history. (Radiation/Spittle Records #80)
LAST RITES - This Is The Reaction LP
Reissue of the the only album of the Last Rites, originally released in 1984. Classic Oi! material from this Glasgow group. (Radiation/Essential Records #1)
SVART SNO - Sista Spiken i den Sista Kistan 1987 to 1997 LP
Finally, almost two decades after their demise - here it is, the ultimate and only Svart Snö compilation. The Last Nail in the Last Coffin, as the Swedish title reads, is a long overdue production for all those who were too young when the band was around, while it can serve as the finest best-of record for the rest of us. This album presents the band's development all the way from their raw and straighforward first demo in 1988 up to their much more well-produced swansong eight years later. (Radiation/Skrammel Records #21)
ROLF UN REVOLTORERNA - Demo 7"
Never before released material from 81/82 by this Missbrukarna member studio project. 4 track EP. (Radiation/Skrammel Records #28)
HORRENDOUS - War Is Still... LP
Swedish d-beat käng with members of INFERNÖH and Herätys. This 7 track EP is pure gold. (Radiation/Skrammel Records #20)
RETALIATOR - Patriotic Alcoholics 7"
Step-1 re-release of 4 track Retaliator 7" that was originally came on Guilty Records. (Radiation/Step One Records #R2)
BAKERS DOZEN - Raise Hell 7"
Bakers Dozen was born in 1995 in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was the result of several drunkenness, practicing Oi band themes! classic, such as Condemned 84, Combat 84 and Last Resorts. They gave their first appearance as last minute supporters of the local band Beergut 100. Their first big concert was with the band Ska "Bombskare" and the band Oi! "On File". (Radiation/Step One Records #1)
RAZORBLADE - Shitting Out Nails 7"
Our Dutch colleagues from Razorblade are fortunate to be in 7 "fever! Before their single will be released by BW next February, vinyl will be available on Step1 in December! The" Shitting out Nails "EP contains three exclusive skinhead stompers and is limited to 1000 copies. (Radiation/Step One Records #2)
DNA - You & You 7"
Recorded in May 1978, a few weeks before DNA entered the studio with Brian Eno for the essential 'No New York' sessions, 'You & You' is this legendary no wave trio's sole single. It features the original line-up with Arto Lindsay (guitar/vocals), Robin Crutchfield (keyboards) and Ikue Mori (drums). (Radiation/Superior Viaduct Records #98)
DNA - A Taste Of Dna LP
Vinyl reissue. Originally released in 1981, this title remains a primary source for No Wave archaeologists. (Radiation/Superior Viaduct Records #99)
ELECTRIC EELS - Spin Age Blasters 7"
Following their legendary punk-as-ever 'Agitated' single, Electric Eels released their second posthumous single, 'Spin Age Blasters'/'Bunnies', on Mustard Records in 1981. Recorded in 1975 and taking the band's free-form jazz and art rock alliances to dizzying extreme, the twin-guitar swirl of 'Spin Age Blasters' sounds like 'Trout Mask Replica' on paint fumes, while 'Bunnies' features Dave E.'s relaxing Bob-Ross-like vocals and frantic clarinet bursts à la Roscoe Mitchell. (Radiation/Superior Viaduct Records #60)
OPCIO K95 - Cap Oportunitat LP
If you Haven?t heard about this legendary Redskin band from Catalunya yet, you still got something to learn about Fire and Flames Music. This was their debut CD originally released by Propaganda pel Fet in 1996. This album has been re-issued on CD but never on LP. Teenage Warning Records and Mai Morirem finally released this vinyl edition now which includes the songs from the CD, plus an insert with lyrics, pictures and band info. Limited to 500 copies. Oi! De Barcelona! (Radiation/Teenage Warning Records #3)
RAXOLA - s/t LP
1977 with Louis Louis (Louis Houbet, aka Llouis) and Snikkey (Guy Van Snick). Along with their Antwerp-based labelmates The Kids, they are one of three Belgian groups (the third being Hubble Bubble that featured a young Plastic Bertrand on drums) to have had the opportunity of recording an album at the very start of the local punk scene. In 1978, a year after coming together, the band released their first studio album, the self-titled Raxola largely recorded live to tape. (Radiation/Veals & Geeks Records #19)
GOUGE AWAY - Burnt Sugar LP/CD/Cassette Tape
Gouge Away is a hardcore punk band from Fort Lauderdale, FL. "Burnt Sugar" is their latest album, mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Oathbreaker) and produced by Jeremy Bolm of Touche Amore. With "Burnt Sugar," Gouge Away dives into personal and social political subject matter without getting the bends on their way back to surface. (Deathwish Records #207)
ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT - American Paranoia & More LP + DVD
1986's "American Paranoia" was a California thrash bash from the Bay Area's Attitude Adjustment. Along with bands like Excel, Cryptic Slaughter, and Hirax, Attitude Adjustment helped bridge the gap between blazing fast hardcore and speed metal, a sound that was duplicated many times over but rarely with the ferocity found here. This LP was originally pressed on the legendary Pusmort Records (run by famed artist Pushead) and has not been in print on vinyl since that initial pressing. LP includes DVD and is limited to 500 copies. (Taang! Records #192)
THIS WILL DESTROY YOU - New Others Part One LP (color vinyl)
"New Others Part One" is the fifth studio album from This Will Destroy You. It was produced, engineered, and mixed by John Congleton, the man responsible for the sound of the band's wildly popular self-titled sophomore album of 10 years ago. Now comprised of core members Jeremy Galindo and Christopher King with the addition of drummer Robi Gonzalez, "New Others Part One" captures the band in a familiar, but evolved ethos wherein the memorable melodic component present in their early work once again soars atop new sonic territories for the band and listener alike. This is the mixed color vinyl version. (Dark Operative Records #13)
MODERN COLOR - Portuguese Bend 7" (color vinyl)
Southern California melodic rock outfit Modern Color sonically reflects the rich and ever-growing hardcore and indie scenes surrounding them, taking influences and creating a sound all their own that borders on the heavier side of shoegaze. With their new 7" release, "Portuguese Bend," we see the group continue to hone in on their heavy, melodic sound while stepping out with catchier hooks and more forward vocal melodies. For fans of Deafheaven and Title Fight. 7" includes digital download. (Indecision Records #113)
(restock) CRUDE S.S. - Who'll Survive LP
Pioneers of the early D-beat scene, Crude SS need little introduction to the extreme punk record-buying audience. Formed in Fagersta, Sweden in 1982, C.S.S. helped define the whole 'crust-core' subgenre, along with their pals Anti-Cimex and Mob 47. Hints of extreme metal à la Venom and Celtic Frost, mixed with the UK hardcore approach of Conflict, Crass and Discharge were the main ingredients for a recipe which allowed the band to build a following for 35 years to come. This complete discography collection, made with full cooperation from the original members to support a few long-awaited reunion shows planned for the summer of 2015, features the entire '1000 Dead Cops' demo tape from 1982, their legendary 1985 'Who'll Survive' 7" and their contribution to the 1985 'The Vikings Are Coming' V/A LP, along with an unreleased 1984 studio track and a live one. (Radiation Records #51)
(restock) BROKEN BONES - Decapitated LP
Formed in 1983, when punk may not have been dead, but it was definitely very close, by two DISCHARGE members, brothers Tony "Bones" Roberts and Terry "Tezz" Roberts, BROKEN BONES rescued UK punk from oblivion. Their first single, "Decapitated", was released in January 1984 and reached number 10 on the British independent charts, and the follow up single "Crucifix" was released in May of the same year, inevitably it scored just as highly as the predecessor, and proved that Broken Bones meant serious business. Originally released on the FALL OUT label in 1987, "Decapitated" collects their 1984-1986 production of singles, including the aforementioned debut 7" and 'Crucifix' 7", along with the "Seeing Through My Eyes!" 10" and the "Never Say Die" 12". (Radiation Records #44)
(restock) THE KIDS - s/t LP (180 gram vinyl)
Hailing from Antwerp, Belgium, the Kids formed in 1976 to prove to the world that punk was more than just a London vs New York fashion contest. Originally released on the PHILIPS label in 1978, and highly acclaimed as one of the best punk records EVER, the Kids' debut album is finally reissued on vinyl, with two bonus tracks recorded in 1977. This is pure and quintessential PUNK ROCK. The second release on the new Radiation Deluxe Series, this classic punk LP is reissued on 180 gram vinyl in a deluxe 350 gram cardboard sleeve. Punk rock never looked or sounded this good. (Radiation Records Delux #8002)
(restock) THE KIDS - Naughty Kids LP (180 gram vinyl)
Released a mere eight months after their groundbreaking 1978 self-titled debut LP, The Kids' second album is a pure masterpiece of straightforward punk rock. A little less raw than their previous material, but still far from the new wave sounds the band started experimenting with on their following records, 'Naughty Kids' remains one of the best examples of non-UK '70s Punk and definitely a mandatory addition to the collection of any 'killed by death' fanatic! This reissue also features 5 bonus tracks recorded live in 1978. The third release on the new Radiation Deluxe Series, this classic punk LP is reissued on 180 gram vinyl in a deluxe 350 gram cardboard sleeve. Punk rock never looked or sounded this good. (Radiation Records Delux #8003)
(restock) ANGELIC UPSTARTS - The Indpendent Punk Singles 1978 to 1985 LPx2
23 tracks spanning the Upstarts' early singles for independent labels, from the groundbreaking 'The Murder Of Liddle Towers' released in 1978 to the controversial 'Brighton Bomb' from 1985. Along with UK chart hits 'Solidarity', 'Not Just A Name', 'Machine Gun Kelly', 'Woman In Disguise' and many others, Angelic Upstarts are one of the most iconic bands of the whole skinhead subculture. The group formed in South Shields in 1977 and are still active to this day. This double vinyl LP celebrates their more belligerent days along with their mid-'80s productions, whose approach is more mature and politically challenged. A brilliant and long running UK punk group, this compilation is by far their finest music and a perfect starting point for getting into the Angelic Upstarts. Crucial. (Radiation Records #87)
(restock) BLITZ - Voice Of A Generation tape cassette
Raw, violent and catchy, Blitz's 1982 debut album sounded like a shot of pure rock and roll through the violence of the English working class. Limited cassette Record Store Day release! 350 handnumbered copies, sealed in neat packaging. (Radiation Records #7001 TP)
Descriptions for 9/15/18
BLASPHEMY - Blood Upon the Altar LP (gatefold)
Blasphemy's 1989 demo "Blood Upon the Altar" ushered in a new style of Black Metal, no less dark or evil than their contemporaries, but more confrontational, more violent. In addition to being heavily inspired by Bathory, Sodom, and Slayer, Blasphemy also drew from the punk infused Brazilian scene, especially Sarcófago, as well as Grindcore bands like Blood and Genocide (Repulsion). The resultant mixture of these influences yielded a demo that established a new standard for extremity in Black Metal, a bar that Blasphemy would continue to raise with each subsequent recording. This edition of Blood Upon the Altar marks the first time since its original release that it has been properly featured as a stand-alone album. LP with gatefold jacket and double sided A2 poster. (Nuclear War Now Records #398)
BLASPHEMY - Blood Upon the Soundspace LP
Following the recent reissue campaign, NWN! is honored to present the first official release of a rarely heard 1989 rehearsal recording, Blood Upon the Soundspace. This crude open-air mic recording captures the unvarnished vigor of Blasphemy in a way that the contemporaneous studio recordings cannot. To maintain the authenticity of this release, the cover features original artwork created in 1988 by Black Priest and screenshots taken from a video recording at the Blasphemy rehearsal space during the same era. One sided MLP with etching on side B. (Nuclear War Now Records #406)
LOSE LOSE - Kill Or Be Killed LP (one sided)
Originally self released as a demo cassette. This is the limited vinyl version of that cassette. Hailing from Portland, Oregon... Vocals and Guitars by Billy Davis of Deathreat, Tragedy, From Ashes Rise, Trauma etc, Drums by Peter Nilsson from Fyfan (Sweden) etc and Bass by Jason Irish of Call the Police, Wild Mohicans etc... LOSE LOSE play rough, raw and unrelenting hardcore punk with no punches pulled. Calling to mind early US hardcore mixed with 1980's international hardcire Punk influences. For fans of Deathreat, Fyfan and early to mid 1980's political hardcore punk. Self released by the band. 300 pressed. (Partners In Crime/Lose Lose Records #2)
CORRUPTED - Se Hace por los Suenos Asesinos LP
Probably the most sought-after Corrupted album. Released back in 2004 through Japan's HG Fact label, in an initial run of 1000 copies (which sold out within the first week!), "Se hace por los suenos asesinos" has never been repressed ever since. With more than 300 people wanting this in Discogs alone, and prices going from 45 up to 100 Eur, the band and Throne decided it was time for an official repress of 700 copies for distributors/indie shops worldwide. This comes housed in a varnished gatefold sleeve with the original artwork. (Throne Records #79)
HARD SKIN - We're the Fucking Business: Singles 1975 to 1977 LP
We're the Fucking Business - Singles 1975 - 1977 is the latest collection of singles and other fucking classics from the one and only Hard Skin. It features the six amazing Oi anthems for the kids on the street from the Do You Like Hospital Food 12". The kids who fight for the working class. The kids who live for the weekend. The kids who've had their car nicked. The kids who wanna have a say but have nothing to say. In 2015 it's crucial these songs are heard - they will change the way you think and drink. There are songs about Beer, Cars, The Old Bill and being proud of what you are!! If you love Sham 69 when they were good in 1978 - then this is for you. Also included are the two cuts from the long sold out Tour 7" Saturday Night, A cover of Pertti Kurikan Nimipaivat from the equally sold out Tour Split 7", the B-Sides to the 1234 Go 7" version of We are the Wankers, two live tracks from the Owl Sanctuary in Norwich and two new cuts recorded in July 2015 for another fucking 7" that is amazing. Know what I mean?? 180 Gram Black Vinyl. 17 Tracks. (La Vida Es Un Mus/ JT Class #10)
HARD SKIN - Not Messing Around/Factory 7"
Has it really been three years since we've heard of Hard Skin. In that time the world has gone fucking nuts and Hard Skin have relocated to Majorca because of fucking brexit. Not Messing Around is a slow stomper about not messing around whilst the flip Factory was originally written in 1979 and is about not wanting to work a dead end job. Fuck that!! (La Vida Es Un Mus/JT Class #12)
(restock) FRAMTID - Under The Ashes LP
An absolutely over the top recording comprising twelve tracks of punishing hardcore with a huge wall-of-noize production adding to their faultless song writing. As noisy as the album is, all the songs are hits and hard to forget. 'The Total Arse', 'Tomorrow' and 'Consuming Shit and Mind Pollution' are what the new generation of noize-not-music punk lack, memorable anthems. Housed in a 350 gsm regular sleeve and without alterations to the art or sound from the original, this reissue tries to bring an undoubtedly classic of our generation back to life. (La Vida Es Un Mus #71)
Descriptions for 9/8/18
HIS HERO IS GONE - 15 Counts Of Arson LP (limited re-pressing)
Memphis, Tennessee's HIS HERO IS GONE 's debut album. An explosive charge of Crust hardcore, emotive, somber riffs, throttling blasting drums and unpredictable, intense song writing with harsh vocals spitting intense, to the point lyrics. The original Line up of HIS HERO IS GONE would practice incessantly, tour nonstop, writing and defining their unique sound that drew disparate clues from the band members earlier bands: MAN WITH GUN LIVES HERE, FACE DOWN and COPOUT, but seeped deeper in fandom, absorption and adaptation of parts of classic SXE, emergent Power violence, 90's European Dbeat Hardcore and underground metal. This Classic album was recorded mid tour in 1996 at Polymorph studios, a wedged together studio that produced many great underground records before the neighborhood succumbed to gentrification and it was turned into a small batch ice creamery. This is it's first pressing since 2011, 472 pressed from the original plates at RTI record technology. (Prank Records #13)
HIS HERO IS GONE - Monuments To Thieves LP (limited re-pressing)
Memphis, Tennessee's HIS HERO IS GONE's quick sophomore follow up to 15 Counts of Arson could be seen as a refinement, a continuation or a reflection of the first, as it volleys another 15 songs of intense down tuned hardcore blasting fast with riveting drumming, pounding bass and stopping briefly on somber dirge to launch direct lyrics about technology, oppression and Institutionalized racism of their hometown. Eleven years after the albums 1997 release, Memphis's Auction avenue, featured on the front of record, was renamed in honor of Memphis Civil rights lawyer and businessman A.W. Willis Jr.. In spite of this, progress avenue, featured on the back of the album, is still a dead end street. Members of HIS HERO IS GONE went on to play in DIMLAIA, CALL THE POLICE, TRAUMA, TRAGEDY, DRAIN THE SKY, WARCRY, SYNDROMES, CRIMINAL DAMAGE, NIGHTFELL., DEATHREAT and SEVERED HEAD OF STATE. This is it's first pressing since 2011, 555 pressed from the original plates at RTI record technology. (Prank Records #16)
GRAVE UPHEAVAL - Untitled 2nd CDx2
Once again, Grave Upheaval creates a dense, chthonic, death-laden atmosphere, and this album preserves the air of mystery and anonymity surrounding the band. Grave Upheaval emerges from the shadows, albeit only slightly, with clearer production than previous efforts but with a sound that remains draped in malevolent ambience. The same hazy, hallucinatory effect that characterizes all of the band's previous work remains intact, but the tonality of the riffs and structural elements of the songs are more vividly apparent. The compositional and stylistic variations are arranged in such a way as to keep the album intriguing and unpredictable, making this one of the most impressive Death Doom albums since diSEMBOWELMENT's "Transcendence into The Peripheral." Double CD version includes a bonus CD of a great live recording. (Nuclear War Now Records #387 CD)
MAXIMUM ROCK'N'ROLL #425 (October 2018)
Whoa, is it time for a new issue of Maximum Rocknroll already? The October 2018 issue, MRR #425, is here! We're excited to feature an interview with Greek post-punkers CHAIN CULT, fresh off the release of their new EP for La Vida Es Un Mus Records! We also include an interview with the recently broken-up French band VEUVE SS, who speak a lot about their art choices and their role in their musical endeavors. Also included are two interviews with organizers of different fests: Rayna Fayez of Yallapunk, which focuses on MENA (Middle Eastern and North African)-led music and culture, and AJ Santos of Migra Punk Fest, which highlights the voices of immigrant punks. This month also includes two features on California: Oakland heartthrobs DON'T ASK, who have been inspiring big feelings among their fans, and Arcata's Outer Space, a non-profit Do It Together all-ages arts and music community space, who spill about their successes and their Lost Coast Fest, which kicks off October 5th. We've got Pittsburgh's HET WARD COLLECTIVE, who use their heavy music to actively fight to uplift queer punks, Seattle's FUCKED AND BOUND, a porn-loving feminist act, Spain's TROIKA, who speak about their criticism of anti-authoritarian political spaces, and Olympia's HOARDER, who prove to be more than just a feminist band. But that's not all: there's also a riveting interview with TIM AND THE BOYS from Sydney where they compare punk to the Jehovah's Witnesses. Add to this all of the letters, columns, and reviews, and you've got enough reading material to make it through this upcoming changing of the seasons. (Maximum Rock'n'Roll #425)
KRIMEWATCH - s/t LP
Second pressing of NYC's Krimewatch LP on green vinyl. NYC's KRIMEWATCH are back! With catchy riffs and heavy breaks, they stay true to their NYHC roots while fusing early Japanese punk into a sharp and powerful new album. We might only be able to get these one time. Order quick or perhaps missout. (Lockin' Out Records #45)
CHAIN CULT - Isolated 7"
Chain Cult from Athens, Greece return with a new two track 7" after releasing their much loved demo on vinyl just a few months ago. On Isolated, Chain Cult have upped the intensity and dark atmospherics. The sound is bigger, focused and anthemic. The guitar work is haunting and flanged and the rhythm section locked in, keeping the energy high. It sits somewhere between Vex's Sanctuary 12", a more uptempo Killing Joke and Warsaw while remaining a band of their time. Isolated comes housed in a pocket sleeve designed by the bands signature designer A.D. Visions which also created the lyric insert. (La Vida Es Un Mus #175)
NUEVA FUERZA - Hitos Y Derrotas LP
NUEVA FUERZA return with 7 tracks of uber-distorted Hardcore on a 12" format. Taking cues from both Italian Hardcore and Midwest off-kilter punk but keeping the rage, anguish and intensity that has become synonymous with Barcelona over the last decade. Hitos y Derrotas sees the band delivering longer songs than on their debut with a more structured sound and new found intensity. Drenched in reverb and very bass dominated, the songs take unexpected turns and reach dirge-like moments at several times, taking you on a wild ride where youthful force-brute meets crashing idealism. Think of DESTINO FINAL meets NO TREND with a hint of NERORGASMO and you may get close to NUEVA FUERZA. Hitos y Derrotas was recorded by Daniel Frutos at La Cova de la Bestia, mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege and comes housed in a mind-melting sleeve designed by Cecilia Caldeira. It also includes a lyric Insert designed by singer D. Garceran. (La Vida Es Un Mus #168)
ANNEX - Melu LP
New LP from the Texas/Mexico border. While their last two records were catchy and melodic, this marks a step up with a sterling production, crystal-clear mastering and perfectly sculpted, ambitious tunes that display a massive improvement in depth and variation. The dark deathrock and postpunk influences familiar to fans of Belgrado or Arctic Flowers remain, but add infectious melodies, hypnotic guitars and a danceable backbeat, whilst Nikki's vocals once more deliver the punk brattishness of her roots whilst expanding into unique new territory. Lyrics in Spanish and English. UK version on 180g vinyl, comes in heavy 350gsm reverse board sleeve with insert and poly bag. (Inflammable Material Records #29)
TERREMOTO - The Bridge LP
Terremoto (earthquake in Italian) moulds upbeat new wave synth lines and 1980's pop vocal melodies with darker elements of driving goth-inspired guitars and drums. Reminiscent of early NEW ORDER combined with goth undertones of SKELETAL FAMILY. Terremoto features members of Torso, Odio, Crimson Scarlet, Sheer Mag, Masses and Ubik with band members hailing from Italy, Australia and the USA the band exists separated by the Pacific Ocean with half the band in Oakland, California and the other in Melbourne, Australia. The debut 12" EP 'The Bridge' was written and recorded in studios on opposite sides of the planet, brought together and mixed by Phill Calvert of The Birthday Party & Blue Ruin, released on Calvert's label Behind The Beat Records. (Lost In Fog/Behind The Beat Records #5)
MASSES - s/t 7"
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia Masses combine driving anarcho sounds and politically motivated themes reminiscent of bands such as THE MOB and VEX with emotive and dancey new wave and goth inspired tracks reminiscent of early NEW ORDER. Masses Self Titled EP on Lost in Fog Records in Australia and Symphony of Destruction Records in Europe follows up to their debut album 'Moloch' with the new EP exploing a dirtier anarcho feel whilst still maintaining the morose goth and post punk melodies of earlier releases. Masses features members of Ubik, Red Red Krovvy and Little Desert. (Lost in Fog Records #11)
UBIK - s/t 7"
From Melbourne, Australia UBIK have produced a debut four track EP that combine an early British 77" style with fem-fronted dystopian anarcho in the vein of HONEY BANE or CRASS to create a punk soundscape in turmoil, tightly wound but also tongue in cheek. Featuring members of Agents of Abhorrence, Internal Rot, Faceless Burial, Red Red Krovvy and Masses. (Lost In Fog/Aarght Records #44)
AMBUSH - Deafening Violence LP (one sided)
Following their devastating debut 4 track flexi "Noise for Insanity" and featuring members of Aspects of War, Ambush (New Hampshire) makes their mark with this essential record for any fan of noisy raw punk. With the obvious influence of bands such as Gloom, Defector, and Zyanose, Ambush stands apart in the crasher crust genre with their own twist of aggression and certain presence of evil. Deafening Violence is an appropriate title for this audible onslaught that will be sure to make you tremble and want more! 8 tracks of chaotic hell! Out now on Diabolus Records. (Diabolus Records #1)
RUBELLA BALLET - Danger of Death LP/CD
Built around the enduring nucleus of Sid Truelove and Zillah Minx, Rubella Ballet formed in 1979 when Crass invited their audience to use their equipment and finish the gig. The newly formed group took to the road with Crass and the Poison Girls and quickly established a unique niche, standing out from the multitudes in black combat wear with their day-glo visual image and a diverse range of material that encompassed elements drawn from across the sonic spectrum. Making an initial impact with their 'Ballet Bag' cassette pack in 1981, they gigged heavily, presenting a celebratory spectacle of ultraviolet defiance that was driven relentlessly onward by Sid's mighty rhythms and given context by Zillah's unmatchable siren-song vocals. The group continued to release new material intermittently across the decade. Now, four years on, Rubella Ballet have built upon the edifice of resistance defined within the grooves of Planet Punk, recording their latest studio LP, Danger Of Death throws the pure light of reason on a modern world torn asunder by forces that seek to control, obfuscate and exploit. A lambent beacon of pure ultraviolet truth, shining vividly against a backdrop of fake news and government lies, Danger Of Death features material that confront today's issues with honesty and defiance. The vinyl is a limited edition of 700 on dayglo pink vinyl with CD and packed in an embossed ultra-violet reflective sleeve. The stock CD is a limited edition of 300. (Overground Records #162)
SHARK ATTACK - Blood In The Water LP
Shark Attack discography LP featuring Shark Attack's entire recorded output. Both 7"s plus unreleased tracks. Remastered by Will Yip. Biggest selling SFU preorder record in 8 years. Band is playing shows again and writing new material. (Six Feet Under Records #81)
IDIOTA CIVILIZZATO - s/t LP
Recorded in a single marathon post gig all-night session, the debut LP from Berlin's IDIOTA CIVILIZZATO builds upon their ripping 7" from last year. Obviously indebted to the wild sounds of the likes of Wretched, Impact and Negazione but put together with its own distinctive grasping energy, a manic pile-on of cascading riffs, rifling drums, weird melodic trills needling through, barely held together, bursting with uncomfortable spite. Eleven frenetic punk tunes that writhe with mad-eyed fury, twisting livewire hardcore that sears into you, sneering on and roaring forward, fucked off, packed with bounce and sting. 300 pressed on black vinyl and 100 on yellow for mailorder only. Comes wrapped in a heavyweight reverse board sleeve with artwork from frontman Matteo Chiesara. (Static Shock Records #58)
MENTIRA - Toda Tu Vida Es Una Mentira 7"
Kansas City, MO's MENTIRA marry the unbridled experimentalism of early Japanese hardcore with the contemporary melodicism and rhythmic inventiveness of the current Spanish punk scene - the groovier spiritual sibling of DESTINO FINAL, no doubt! - and emerge with something entirely their own. For fans of INSERVIBLES and UNA BÈSTIA INCONTROLABLE. Features members of AMERICAN HATE, NIÉGALO TODO, NATURAL MAN, UNFORGIVEN 5, and more. Limited to 500 copies and 25 tour edition test presses, all on black vinyl, with Risographed sleeves produced at Oddities Prints in KCMO. (Thrilling Living Records #13)
COMPLETE CONTROL - We Want Your Drugs LP
New 6-song LP from this Austin, TX Street Punk powerhouse!! Previously unreleased recordings from 2003-2008!!! Limited pressing of 500 copies on Orange and "Smoke" colored vinyl!!!! (TKO Records #18002)
FALSE RITUAL - s/t 7"
Hailing from neo-Portland, this 4 piece of hardcore punk veterans bring 4 hard hitting bangers. Taking cues from traditional Swedish kang punk, these guys add the classic Portland hardcore sound of such bands as MASSKONTROL, BSN, Ausgebombt, etc. Simplistic but exciting, this debut 45 rpm is a great glimpse of what is to come with this band. (Doomsday Records #2)
CRUELSTER - Riot Boys LP
Cruelster's new record really is Against All Authority. Donnie got elected people thought the silver lining would be better punk? Hope you're happy ! Here's the one we've all been waiting in the mud for. Fourteen Tracks of seemingly dumb hardcore arranged to roast right wing daytime radio talking points. No flag remains unstood for here. "Crisis in Local Government Part III", "The Pipeline could Work", "Gold Studded Citizen" are only a taste of the ridicule. Join the Riot Boys and Laugh at the system like never before. Features all members of their side project Perverts Again. (Lumpy Records #93)
DONKEY BUGS - Ancient Chinese Secrets LP
Clevos DBs have created a bizarro left field masterpiece. Strange, mystical, mysterious - I just can't remember the last time I was so debilitated by music. Some songs bring to mind the best late 00s drum machine punk bands such as Spider/Catatonic Youth, others move into industrial territory a la Monte Cazazza (especially "ABCs of Lust"). And a peppering of dub to boot! There are Multiple personalities behind the mic - a regular vocalist, a Russian woman, Kate Bush, a cheese loving northerner. The vocals really shine, some of the most confident lyrics I've heard. Definitely an unrestrained feel to the entire album (feedback as an instrument???) a la the Residents - the first time I heard it reminded me of the first time I heard Duck Stab, completely mind bending. Not for everyone but I'm completely smitten. (Lumpy Records #92)
BB EYE - Headcheese Heartthrob LP
After an impressive 7" and cassette, BB Eye followed up with an even better album. The Missouri-based power duo featuring the leaders of two other essential punk bands, Warm Bodies' Olivia Gibb ("Miss Lady") and Lumpy and the Dumpers' Martin Meyer ("John Doogle Melonclam"), made one of 2017's most exhilaratingly strange punk records. Gibb's yelps and Meyer's xylophone keep things feverish, and to curb some of their frantic impulses, there's surprisingly paced and thoughtful material. Don't be fooled by the title - "Cops With Indigestion" is a genuinely chill effort. - Evan Minsker. RIYL Suburban Lawns, Units, Red Snerts, Devo, etc. (Lumpy Records #86)
ALUCINARI - s/t tape cassette
Two piece deathgrind band from Sacramento. High on the technicality while remaining brutally disgusting. Complex guitar riffing with on-point precision drums. A solid mix of experimental Death Metal and Grindcore. Basically, you're still going to bury them, but you'd like to cut 'em open first and do weird experiments to their insides. Ex/current members of Pyschosomatic, Human Obliteration and Invertebrate. For fans of: Cephalic Carnage, Noisear, Gorguts, Brutal Truth, Antigama, Ulcerate. (Night Animal Records #9)
BLACK PAW - s/t 7"
4 song debut EP. Melodic punk of the poppy nature from Phoenix Arizona. Nature pop punk. The stuff that seems to say, damn, shit's fucked up, but let's not wallow too hard. Get up and go in a catchy way. Hopeful and unbeatable. When Rumspringer called it a day a few years back Wes was without an outlet. He played guitar in a short-lived band, New Colonies, who had one 7" and then broke up. He took New Colonies bass player Chris and drummer Nick and they put together Black Paw but unlike New Colonies, Wes was back on vocal duties playing and writing more of the broken heartful pop punk songs he is known for. For fans of: Jawbreaker, J Church, Ergs. (Night Animal Records #4)
ORGAN DEALER/NERVE GRIND/INVERTEBRATE - s/t 7"
Triple split 7" of East and West Coast annihilating grindcore and power violence. 18 tracks on a 7". Once it starts it just don't stop. New Jersey's Organ Dealer's first recorded output since last years full length split with Birdflesh. 6 punk grind tracks ripping flesh from the bone. Punchy thrashy riffs overtop non-stop blasts. Nerve Grind, from San Pedro, come at you with that old school grindcore vibe. Manic and lo-fi. Vocals like an angry gorilla. Reminiscent of early Napalm Death. Invertebrate close the record with that Oakland power violence. If this was 98 instead of 2018 these guys would no doubt be on Slap A Ham records. Fast, slow, blasts, samples, punk circle pit thrashness. For fans of: Nasum, Napalm Death, PLF, Discordance Axis, Noisear, Kill the Client, Suffering Mind, No Less, Plutocracy. (Night Animal Records #6)
NO QUESTION - s/t 7"
Noisy power violence hardcore from Madison Wisconsin. The bass tone and the way it's at the forefront are reminiscent of Spazz. The vocals are scowled out in a Septic Death type way. All together manic, blown out and noisy. Breakdowns (circle pit, not floor punch), fast punk beats and the occasional blast. This would be music to huff gas to, not that I'm encouraging that, but if you did, this would be a pretty good soundtrack for it. Ex-members of Deep Shit. For fans of: Ectoplasm, Gauze, Perdition, Lowest Form, Gloom, Exclaim, Man is the Bastard. (Night Animal Records #5)
THE RIDICULOUSES - This Is A Punk Band 7"
The Ridiculouses were a short-lived thrash punk band from Dayton Ohio featuring members of Hooker Spit Windex, Rad Company and The Raging Nathans. In their brief time they recorded this ripper of an EP. Combining Japanese thrash stylings of bands like Idol Punch and Jellyroll Rockheads with early Screeching Weasel pop gnarliness they tear through seven songs in a crazed catchy mania. Not to mention a loose cover of the Ramones, Slug; this record is a skate thrash party. For fans of: Grimple, Jellyroll Rockheads, Idol Punch, Vivisick. (Night Animal Records #3)
HEAVY MANTLE - Weights & Measures LP
HEAVY MANTLE plays punk rock... I guess. That sentence just doesn't do them justice. Primarily influenced by punk and hardcore, these songs come together in a beautiful, swirling, indie rock/alternative display that gives serious nods to predecessors of the style such as Small Brown Bike, Cursive and even Jawbreaker. Sometimes poppy, sometimes frantic but always melodic; the band has found themselves straddling the line somewhere in between. Heavy Mantle seems to have unlocked the secret to taking those hooks & melodies found in the songwriting of their predecessors, and boiling them down into 90 second long bursts without losing the power or structure of the song itself. Formed in Baton Rouge by Secret Smoker's Billy Thompson (guitar/vocals), after recruiting Brian Domingue (bass & backups) and Zach Smotherman (drums), the three quickly wrote a collection of four songs that landed on a demo back in 2015. Three years later and they've done about 10,000 miles of road, and are ready to unleash an LP that sounds equally fresh & original as it does familiar. (Tor Johnson Records #41)
FEEDERZ - WWHD: What Would Hitler Do? 7"
FEEDERZ exist to point out options. Options for the listener outside of typical conformist viewpoints. Things like: Take what you want, do you what you will, and rock the fuck out. WWHD: What Would Hitler Do? is the next great FEEDERZ record and it was recorded in Phoenix in January 2017. The two song 7" EP features brand new material from Frank Discussion, DH Peligro, and Clear Bob. Stay tuned for a full-length FEEDERZ record later this year. (Slope Records #28)
(restock) FRAMTID - Defeat of Civilization LP
Raw doesn't begin to describe the long-awaited new full-length from these Japanese crust vets. The guitars sound like someone stole the copper wires out of the pickups and ran the cable through three broken distortion pedals with every knob turned past 10. Drummer Shin takes center stage, new songs introduced by dizzying rolls that snap back to breakneck D-beats, over which singer Makino's deep roar remains visceral. "Defeat of Civilization" also demonstrates musical growth with songs running longer (two minutes) than on Framtid's four earlier releases, which allows for ripping, four-note guitar solos. While showcasing the powerful battle cries that made 2002's "Under the Ashes" an instant hardcore classic, it feeds on intensity and passion, making a return 11 years later no letdown. (La Vida Es Un Mus/Black Water #51)
Descriptions for 9/1/18
SEX MESSIAH - Eastern Cult of Sodomy LP
Over the last decade, the Japanese underground Metal/Punk phenomenon, Sex Messiah, have produced a series of impressive demos and EPs, firmly establishing their wretched presence in the Japanese underground. At last, after ten years of developing and refining their sound, Sex Messiah presents Eastern Cult of Sodomy. With this album, Sex Messiah have perfected their style, which defies easy categorization, but might be considered an amalgamation of Brazilian black/death such as Sextrash and Impurity, Japanese punk, like GISM and Lip Cream, and the occasional riff that hints of evil thrash and early black metal like Sodom or Sabbat. (Nuclear War Now Records #408)
FAUSTCOVEN - In the Shadow of Doom LP
It has been six long years of silence and cave-dwelling hibernation since the release of the band's previous album, "Hellfire and Funeral Bells." Mastermind and multi-instrumentalist Gunnar Hansen has put the time passed in the interim to good use, ensuring that every aspect of the album meets his vision of proper black doom metal. (Nuclear War Now Records #396)
MOENEN OF XEZBETH - Ancient Spells of Darkness... CD
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 CD)
MASSGRAVE - Our Due Descent LP
Our Due Descent is MG's fourth full-length LP and sixteenth release to date with no signs of letting up!. A dozen epic new bulldozing blasts of unadulterated grinding crust in the vein of Extreme Noise Terror & Disrupt! These cannabis breathing crust punks are at the top of their game, playing a ferocious style of 90's crust, fused with old school grindcore, fronted by a cacophony of punishing dual vocals! An unrelenting front to back masterpiece sure to put you in the mood for a riot! (Unrest Records #59)
KHIIS - Saboor 7"
Khiis is a hardcore band-make no bones about it. Primal, aggressive, raw, and dripping with just enough melody and hooks so that songs drill themselves in your brain. A furious, high energy live band, its great to hear a recording that manages to capture their intense, passionate and dynamic attack.In an era when many bands feel more like well-crafted re-enactments of prior eras of punk, Khiis takes the lessons and influences of the past and inject enough of themselves to manufacture sometime more unique, vital and instantly recognizable. (Distort Reality Records #39)
SEX PRISONER - Tannhauser Gate CD
The power violence revival continues. Sex Prisoner Tucson, Arizona - Powerviolence/Hardcore unit, sound a lot like Crossed Out mixed with some Infest. The sound is heavy, abrasive, and definitely rife with anger. They rarely venture into full-on thrash, which is a plus and offering sixteen furious bursts of burly powerviolence/hardcore. (RSR Records #168 CD)
HEXX - Sacrifice 7"
Perth Hardcore/Powerviolence powerhouse, following their absolutely crushing self titled first release on cassette; Hexx are back with an equally, if not heavier e.p. titled "Sacrifice". Once described as the Bolt Thrower of crust, this visceral onslaught of a band show no signs of relenting not unlike Left for Dead. Recorded by Ron Pollard of Studio Sleepwalker's Dread this 7" vinyl is here to tear your face off and flush it down the shit stained dunny. (RSR Records #184)
SHITGRINDER - Eternal Death LP
Killer grind band from Brisbane, Australia, since 2013. This is their first full length, after a demo cassette tape and split 10" with Coffin Birth. Over 20 minutes of grind madness. For fans of INSECT WARFAR, CELLGRAFT, and INTERNAL ROT. (RSR Records #185)
HEADLESS DEATH - A Hideous Warning LP
A torrent of sour mockery and high-octane self-loathing soaks through 20 songs of ferocious grindcore on 'A Hideous Warning', the debut album from Australia's Headless Death. Following a string of deservedly ignored demos, split contributions, and an "incredibly ugly" EP, these misanthropic clowns finally pulled their fingers out of their asses and birthed a true monster of tweaked out old school grind. Swarming riffs and bone-shattering blasts are capped off with an outrageously hostile vocal assault, producing an instant tension headache that only frontal lobotomy will cure. With members of Internal Rot, Rort, Contaminated, Pathetic Human and Roskopp, it comes off more like Plutocracy covering Repulsion in a speed battle with Noisear. Hypermanic to the point of self-combustion, this thing rockets along like a bullet train trying to drive off-road in a storm of unpredictable structure and demented force. Humiliation awaits. (RSR Records #175)
SELF DECONSTRUCTION/SPEED!! NOISE!! HELL!! - split LP
SELF DECONSTRUCTION present 15 tracks (incl Capitalist Casualties cover) of free-style grind-violence band from Tokyo, Japan, since 2010. Featuring Kubine on female vocals and Kuzuha (ex-Sete Star Sept) on guitars vs SPEED !!! NOISE !!! HELL!!! from Kochi (ex - Conga Fury ) so you know the deal, 9x fast jap HC-thrash violence!! This will be a delicacy for all the japanese Grindcore/Powerviolence fans!!! (RSR Records #180)
BETA BOYS - Late Nite Acts LP
Following a string of 7"s for Total Punk, Digital Regress, Neck Chop, and Lumpy - the once Kansas City, now Olympia-based Beta Boys return with their finest work to date; the aptly-titled Late Nite Acts LP. A strikingly focused and sonically refined tour de force, these ten new tracks pair the band's Midwestern hardcore roots with a darker, midtempo burn. A pure punk sound if there ever was; precisely capturing the boredom, depression, and ever-present sense of hopelessness spread across modern America. Beta Boys have truly upped the ante on this full length; an album absolutely brimming with stellar production, first-rate songwriting, and unapollegetically punk flavor. Packaged in a full color jacket with artwork from Beta Boys' own Hank Durango plus lyric insert, hype sticker, and digital download. (Feel It Records #23)
STIFF LOVE - Attitudes 7"
Hot on the heels of their debut "Trouble" 7" EP, Stiff Love are back with a smashing new single! These two tracks capture the Olympia-based group at their best yet - a fast-and-loose unit equipped with the kind of chops and confidence that simply cannot be faked or replicated. Stiff Love are the real deal; unrefined and unsophisticated; a near-perfect sonic amalgam of rock'n'roll, garage, and punk. There's a classic & undeniable 60's flavored, four-piece group dynamic at play; with Claudia and Elysa laying down the pounding rhythm section that allows Dahlia and Xtine's trebly, twin-guitar charge to propel each track along. The perfectly desperate vocals and wailing guitar leads command the high end of the mix, sealing the deal on this highly memorable and downright catchy pairing of tracks. Recorded straight to tape with Captain Tripps and packaged in a textured stipple stock glue pocket sleeve with lyric insert and digital download. (Feel It Records #22)
PIOUS FAULTS - Old Thread LP
Now is the time to take notice of Brisbane, Australia's PIOUS FAULTS. Aside from a short, yet exciting demo on the Tenth Court label and a brief feature in the almighty Distort Mag, Pious Faults have remained somewhat of an enigma since their inception in late 2016. However, with "Old Thread", the young Australian group have crafted a remarkably lucid and original vinyl debut. A sonic whirlwind of wonderfully deconstructed hardcore punk - songs stripped of inheritable form; leaping from stone to leaf to puddle in a unique, abstract manner. A sound far from imitation but comparable to early Saccharine Trust, Spike In Vain, or more recent fare like Dry Rot and NASA Space Universe. Pious Faults careen through nine tracks on this 45rpm 12", balancing short, disaffected hardcore punk blasts with an experimental urgency, as referenced across tracks like the massive "Worship the Surface". The tense physical interplay between instruments feeds powerfully beneath uninhibited, wonder-full snarls that depict a landscape of the destructive external and a keyhole view into the bruised internal. Experience is exposed here by Pious Faults. Watch on and see no mind tied to its own leap. This record is born solely out of love, amusement & all the motions that follow in their wake. Reconnect with what allows you. Want on. Packaged in a full color jacket printed on recycled stock with risograph booklets printed by Oddities Prints and digital download. Limited to 400. (Feel It Records #20)
CEMENT SHOES - A Peace Product of the USA 7"
Get in on the crumbling ground floor with the debut 7" single from Richmond's own Cement Shoes. Following a promising 2017 demo on the Loki Label, heralded as a "meat and potatoes and LSD" hardcore punk production, the Shoes turn in two fresh cuts on this 45. Furiously scratching away at the ever-underwhelming state of contemporary hardcore punk, the principle songwriters of Brown Sugar, Fried Egg, and Haircut intervene to bring us a robust and epic pairing of tracks. Consider it a simultaneous toast to the sense of humor and originality of first wave hardcore/punk and a roast of the ever fashionable and generic trappings of the aughts. Each copy comes packaged in a unique, hand-painted glue pocket sleeve with lyric insert and digital download. (Feel It Records #24)
MYTERI - Ruiner LP
Myteri from Gothenburg, Sweden are back with their second full length with epic, soaring and heavy as fuck crust punk that will make you wanna raise your fist to the sky, get into your riot gear and start a full blown fucking riot. Myteri's music evokes apocalyptic landscapes, torn apart by war, plague, misery, and famine, but their songs are not completely devoid of all hope. There is a shining light in this band's music that seems to be almost incendiary, like a torch for survival. The last light of hope left in a world otherwise plunged into shadows. The only light left to find the way out of the misery mankind has pulled upon itself. Survivalism and freedom are huge conceptual elements in epic crust like this, and Myteri seem to really have wanted to emphasize this with their sapient use of epic d-beat gallops, war-torn vocals, and heavy, melodic riffing. Myteri's debut full-length album is a sprawling and unforgiving opera of darkened heavy punk that draws much influence from legendary crust bands like Amebix, Antisect, Anticimex and Totalitar, and from head-on collision-like d-beat bands like Wolfpack, Doom and Disfear. But the real genetics of the band like mostly in epic Spanish crust like Cop On Fire, Ictus, Ekkaia, and emo-crust in the vein of Fall of Efrafa, Remains of the Day etc., where the punk assault can be real, incumbent and heavy as fuck, but eerie melodies mostly coming from the guitars can also make the songs more luminous and atmospheric. In any case, this is a prime example of amazing melodic heavy crust - if you like Tragedy, this shit will clamp on to your soul and not let you go ever again. (Chaos Rurale Records #26)
MYTERI - s/t LP
Repress of the first lp by MYTERI from Sweden. Myteri are a new all-star band deriving from Gothenburg. their sound reminds me a lot to the first FALL OF EFRAFA LP. Some of the members are from Eskatologia; and this sound is still intact. Ten songs of misery and despair; d-beat and booze throughout this raw mayhem. (Chaos Rurale Records #27)
DAD BRAINS - s/t 7" (color vinyl)
California's Dad Brains unveiled their self-titled debut EP and a video for "I'm Old" through the LA Weekly on Father's Day 2018. Pirates Press Records is extremely happy to offer up a 7" EP of those incredible (and incredibly hilarious) tracks. This Southern California-based band of punk rock dads is comprised of ex-members of No Motiv, The Missing 23rd, Creep Division, and The Fucking Wrath. 7" includes digital download. (Pirates Press Records #190)
(restock) SPARKMARKER - Products & Accessories LPx2
Hailing from Vancouver, BC, the frontrunners of Canada's '90s post-hardcore scene, Sparkmarker had a seven-year run that saw them tour North America and Europe before calling it quits in 1997. Originally self-released on CD on their Final Notice label in 1994, this long out-of-print collection is finally seeing it's first vinyl release. For fans of Farside and Sense Field. New pressing now available on blue with black smoke vinyl. (Indecision Records #98)
(restock) PETITE - ll 7"
Four tracks of extremely catchy & melodic UK82 inspired punk from Portland. (Distort Reality Records #38)
(restock) UNIFORM CHOICE - s/t LP (10 Song Demo on White Vinyl)
For the first time ever on the 12" vinyl format is the 1984 demo by Orange County, CA, straight-edge hardcore stalwarts Uniform Choice. It features Patrick Dubar on vocals, Victor Maynez on guitar, David Mellow on bass, and Patrick Dyson on drums, the same line-up that would later go on to record the lauded "Screaming For Change" LP. This deluxe reissue includes a gatefold jacket featuring restored cover artwork, never-before-scene photos, a reproduction of the original demo lyric sheet, and a two-sided, 11" x 17" poster with a photo by famed SoCal punk photographer KRK on one side and rare artwork by Shawn Kerri (Circle Jerks, D.O.A., Germs) on the other. LP includes digital download. This is the white vinyl version, limited to 300 copies. (Mankind Records #14)
Descriptions for 8/25/18
SIEGE COLUMN - Inferno Deathpassion LP
From the wastelands of New Jersey, Siege Column rears its ugly head to unleash its debut album, "Inferno Deathpassion." With these nine death marches that blur the established norms that seek to categorize metal into various subgenres, Siege Column spits in the face of such conventional tendencies and instead harkens back to the days of yore when metal was defined more essentially by primal traits such as speed and ferocity. (Nuclear War Now Records #384)
CHAOS ECHOES - The Unfathomable tape cassette
"Transient" established Chaos Echoes as one of the most compelling and innovative groups of musicians in the scene. Listeners may recall that interspersed throughout the "Transient" album were improvisational pieces, referred to as "Interzones" (a nod to Burroughs' "Naked Lunch"), that provided connective tissue between the more heavily constructed songs on the album. "The Unfathomable" is among the most evocative and atmospheric pieces Chaos Echoes has performed. Improvised and recorded in Paris in 2015, the track was edited and mixed by former band member Fabien W. Furter. It is desolate, ritualistic, and cold-lunar in its emptiness. It is a hymn to solitude, a collision of intermittent percussion, strings, and electronics, unfolding in slow, churning motions and abandoned to the corrosive machinations of entropy. (Nuclear War Now Records #339 TP)
SISSY SPACEK - Ways of Confusion CD
Sissy Spacek's "Ways of Confusion," an album comprised of thirty-nine tracks of savage, unrelenting grindcore/noisecore, which serves as the follow-up to 2016's "Disfathom." The band's current composition includes two members, John Wiese and Charlie Mumma, whose combined history boasts an impressive level of involvement in grindcore, noise, metal, and other related genres. For those who long for their own ruin but are unable or simply unwilling to undergo such a complete, self-imposed sentence of annihilation, "Ways of Confusion" will instead serve as the perfect intermediary solution. (Nuclear War Now Records #392 CD)
DISFEAR - A Brutal Sight of War LP
Third in the Disfear re issue series. A Brutal Sight of War captures the raw early days of Disfear. Originally released in 1993 it is a perfect reflection of the Swedish hardcore sounds of those days. Raw down tuned D beat hardcore with a heavy influence from Anti Cimex and Discharge. But with many of the Swedish bands of this era, there is a bit of influence from Swedish Death Metal, notably Entombed lurking beneath the gritty and raw surface. And we should not be surprised as it was recorded at Sunlight Studios when that name was associated with only the finest in Swedish Death Metal and Hardcore. (Havoc Records #1253)
MORNE - To the Night Unknown LPx2/CD
Gatefold LPx2 with download or Digipak CD. Five years since their last release, Morne is proud to announce their fourth studio album entitled, "To the Night Unknown," which will be released by the Armageddon Label and the bands' own label Morne Records, in September 2018. The album was recorded at New Alliance Audio Productions by Jon Taft and mastered at Audiosiege by Brad Boatright and features the photography and design of Hillarie Jason. Morne, formed in 2005, is a heavy, atmospheric band based in Boston, Massachusetts. Their style blends doom metal and classic British crust but stretches beyond those boundaries, combining a bleak lyrical style with driving riffs. The band has toured the US, Canada and Europe, and they have been part of large festivals such as Roadburn, Hellfest and Psycho Las Vegas. (Armageddon Records #20)
LITHICS - Photograph, You Of 7"
This double A-sided 45 from Portland's LITHICS is a prerequisite for your next mutant disco. Precise, serrated pop, each one of these songs is a tiny world in its own, a locked groove you could inhabit forever, a million tiny clashes. Taking cues from CAPTAIN BEEFHEART, BUSH TETRAS, PYLON et al, this is a perfect companion to their new full-length on Kill Rock Stars. Limited to 500 copies on black vinyl. (Thrilling Living Records #10)
NO STATIK - What Did You Give Away When You Gave In? 7"
3 exclusive new songs that work as a companion piece to their new LP on Iron Lung Records, due out on 8/31/18. This is No Statik. This may be the end. 300 copies pressed. Count your blessings while they exist. (25 Diamonds Records #29)
LUX VANITAS - The Secret Life Of... LP
In the mid 90s there was a band from the Twin Cities called Impetus Inter (Bloodlink Records, etc) who were easily the most influential local band to me ever to this day. And so they broke up. Then 3/5th of them started a new band with a new rhythm section and named it Lux Vanitas. They took the sound of 90s hardcore via Gravity Records/Vermiform that Impetus Inter had championed but incorporated a distinctly more "garage rock" sound (think The Cramps, The Mummies, The Peechees and not The White Stripes/blah blah blah, please, dear reader). Lux Vanitas released a 7" on Mark Telfian's old label, Paralogy Records (that unfortunately suffered a horrible mastering job), and in 1997, created this -- a 9 song LP, recorded by former member Dave Gardner (who's since done mastering for Hot Snakes, Dillinger 4, The Marked Men, etc etc) and mixed by Tim Green (of Nation Of Ulysses, The Fucking Champs, also etc etc). Originally planned to be split released by GSL Records and Troubleman Unlimited, it was instead scrapped and lost when the band called it quits before it could come out. And now, here it is. 21 years later. Pressed in a micro-quantity of just 138 copies, all on random color vinyl with hand glued covers, hand stamped center labels, each copy hand numbered -- a true labor of love for you from 25 DIAMONDS. (25 Diamonds Records #30)
LILAC - Barbed Wire Entanglement 7"
Debut release by this new Chicago group featuring Anya Davidson (of Coughs, Cacaw and comic fame) along with former members of Anatomy Of Habit, Witch Hat, etc. Anya says "Yeah I would just call us "heavy, damaged rock with doom elements" or something. Like a doomier Jesus Lizard? I dunno. It feels arrogant to compare us to other way more well-known bands. This stuff is hard for sure". Kenny says "I think we were all in agreement of listing Karp, Harvey Milk, and Unwound as a "for fans of" reference". I would add that they are loud, mean, political and scary as shit. I also hear elements of some of my obscure 90s favorites such as Love Life, Universal Order Of Armageddon, Cherubs and Killdozer. We can all agree that this is a 2 song 7", limited to 300 copies. (25 Diamonds Records #31)
DELETER - Levitate The Pentagon cassette tape
Levitate The Pentagon, the seventh release from the Minneapolis group Deleter, is a concept album based loosely on generations of comic book lore interweaved with social/political commentary on the history of western culture's role in the world today. Deleter is comprised of vocalist/guitarist Knol Tate (Askeleton, Killsadie), bassist/vocalist Travis Collins (A.M. Stryker, We Are The Willows), drummer/percussionist Josh McKay (Farewell Continental, Small Towns Burn A Little Slower) and guitarist Jordan Morantez (Blue Green, The King & The Thief). Formed in 2012, Deleter quickly managed to refine their sound to a bold, loud, yet dynamic sonic force. Tate's lyrics comprised of poetry with classic and surreal lyricism create a voice with a unique perspective. Having long lists of clear influences like garage rock, post-punk, hardcore punk, psychedelic rock, as well as less obvious influences like 60's biker, surf, spy and sci-fi movie soundtracks; Deleter blends genres sometimes calling to mind music as diverse as Wire, The Fall, Public Image LTD, Davie Allan, The Ventures, The Ex, Born Against and Psychedelic Furs. No matter the inspiration or the influence, Deleter has been able to create their own sound in the time they've been together. Fierce, catchy, noisy, and reflective; almost militaristic, Deleter sounds deliberate, sincere and purposely crafted. For fans of forward thinking punk music and forward thinking comics. Pressing of 100 copies on professionally dubbed and packaged cassettes. (25 Diamonds Records #32)
WE WORK WITH WHAT WE HAVE: ONE MONTH OF PUNK (March 2018) - magazine
24 page, full color photo zine documenting, well, the month of March 2018 by a punk (who is me -- Ian, owner of 25 DIAMONDS LABEL). Includes a trip to OKC for Everything Is Not Okay 4 fest, a visit to Chicago and Milwaukee to see some shows, and some favorite bands that played back home. Bands featured (most with multiple pictures): The Wedding Present, Xylitol, Stiff Love, Shapeshifter, Protomartyr, Patsy, No Statik, Lilac, Hydropark, Hot Snakes, Exotica, Drugcharge, Blue Dolphin, etc. Pressing of 77 numbered copies, half of which will surely be given away for free to friends. (25 Diamonds Records #33)
ARCHAGATHUS/NAUSEATE/CAMPHORA MONOBRATAMA - 3 way split CD
Canada vs India vs Russia - 3 way dance of absolute crushing mincecore/grindcore. It does not get more brutal. (Haunted Hotel Records #97.5 CD)
NEEDFUL THINGS/N.I.B.I.R.U. - split 7"
NEEDFUL THINGS from Czech Republic bring you 3 Grind Core songs recorded at 2013. Started back in 1995. DIY recording with good sound quality. N.I.B.I.R.U. from Houston, Texas, USA with 3 songs from their latest studio session. After debut 7"EP released on RESCUED FROM LIFE are back with death metal sounding Grind Core. People from WAR MASTER, CRYPTIC VOID, TURBOKRIEG, INSECT WARFARE and other Texans bands. (Psychocontrol Records #28)
DURIAN - Brutalism 7"
DURIAN from New Jersey, USA started when bass player of CHAINSAW TO THE FACE moved away, the drummer and John started a new band so that we could keep writing music regularly and playing out. They called DURIAN, they released demo tape at 2016 and have a split 7"EP with Meth Leppard from Australia and split tape with MATKA TERESA. This debut 7"EP contain 9 brutal songs with heavy sound and low vocals. Think its continous where CHTTF ended. Cover artwork of this 7"EP is dedicated Brutalism architecture. (Psychocontrol Records #47)
NAK'AY/PIZZAHIFIVE - split 7"
PIZZA HIFIE from Lima, Ohio, USA bring you 5 GRIND CORE tunes on high octane. This duo mixed Brutal sound of classic grind Core with some noise. DIY recording with brutal and filthy sound. Very active in organizing shows in Leather Shop. NAK´AY from Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA where play two brothers and 1 more guy bring you Brutal GRIND CORE filthy madness. Its like tornado on 45 RPM. Killer band. On t his split 7"EP bring you 7 songs of fast brutality and filthy sound. Short songs always fast drumming. Hellnation cover included which is maybe faster and brutal than original. (Psychocontrol Records #32)
BLOODY PHOENIX/SEITAN - split 7"
After first mistake years ago I sent it to pressing plant. BLOODY PHOENIX with recording session from 2013. 4 tracks crusty Grind Core from Los Angeles with 2 female singers. First song "What is it Worth!" start typical Jerry´s crusty riff and is best on this split. But all 4 tracks are really nice. Female vocals are really killer. SEITAN from Sweden with 3 Kang as fuck songs of classic swedish school. Last song Fascistmoderat is with brutal solo mangel. After debut CD released back in 2008 and digital album at their bandcamp site this is their first vinyl release after 9 years after debut CD. Brutal sound and super heavy vocals which is ex-singer from SEWN SHUT. Drummer played in ATOMVINTER, NON FORTES SED CRUDELES, MANDAGORA and other members played in MIASMAL, SWORDWIELDER. (Psychocontrol Records #37)
SHAIDAR LOGOTH - Chapter II: The Ritualist LP
Originally released in 2015 by cult tape label Sol Y Nieve on a limited run of tapes, Shaidar Logoth's towering and imposing black metal masterpiece Chapter II: The Ritualist went all but unnoticed and now finally sees its first ever release on vinyl through a staggering audio-visual presentation customized to fit the utter majesty and uniqueness of the music. With The Ritualist Shaidar Logoth have unchained a black metal beast of utmost dread and unshackeled it of any form or restraint to let its turbulent and primordial instinct roam free to find its inevitable fate in inexorable chaos and destruction. Within these four vast movements of sickeningly magnificent atmospherics and dismal aural torment the listener will face the same infernal hallucinations and blood-chilling premonitions of horror and afflcition which have famously plagued other secretive and reticent black metal projects like Leviathan, Katharsis, Blut Aus Nord, S.V.E.S.T., Skaphe etc. (Sentient Ruin Records #65)
ASSUMPTION - Abscondidus LP (gatefold)
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 Records #62)
VOID ROT - Consumed by Oblivion cassette tape
Earth-shaking death-doom rupturing from the depths and deflagrating into the cosmos. Influenced by the glory days of slow moving death forged by legendary progenitors like Winter, Rippikoulu, and Disembowelment, on their debut MLP "Consumed by Oblivion" Minneapolis' Void Rot weave ancestral death metal and atmospheric doom into a dismal and soul-crushing deluge of riffs, to construct a sonic colossus of unseen enormity. An absolute must listen for fans of Spectral Voice, Anhedonist, Inverloch, Indesinence, Krypts etc. (Sentient Ruin Records #72 TP)
ABSTRACTER - Cinereous Incarnate cassette tape
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 Records #60 TP)
LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS - Those Pickled Fuckers LP
Since emerging five years ago LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS have gone from being aberrant oddballs to key figures in a whole scene of weirdo punk. Through Lumpy Records and its influence a grubby morrass of freak punk has bubbled to the surface in their slimy wake. Those Pickled Fuckers is the sound of a band distinguishing themselves from a sound they inspired, not falling into the easiness of a sound, finding new ways to express their grubby vision while retaining the essential muck that made people take notice in the first place. Over seven tracks of gritty discomfort punk, bulging with bodyhorror blues and puerile manic imprecations, Lumpy and the Dumpers revel and writhe in the effluvia of life and the rude pangs and oozings of flesh. Revivifying the dead metaphor of the earworm, these songs burrow snugly into your brain, distorted sing-song playground melodies, like hell dimension children's show theme songs, exploding with weird turns and twists, from the blaring horns of Someone's In The House's paranoiac stomp, to the wild malfunctioning chiptune screams cutting through Attention and the sinister whoops and crashes of the oddly mellow Clatter Song, Those Pickled Fuckers is an album only Lumpy and the Dumpers could've made. (Lumpy Records #87)
THE WORLD - First World Record LP
Debut LP from this prized Oakland act who play Cool, grooving, hot wet saxed punk a la Essential Logic, Delta 5 and other early Rough Trade groups. Twelve tracks of upbeat dub inspired danceable punk. (Lumpy Records #81)
MUFF DIVERS - Dreams of the Gentlest Texture LP
Chicago group's debut lp. 10 songs of catchy drum machine Glam with a hearty reverence for KISS and the ramones. Some high voltage pogo speed punk rock n roll brought to you by Nancy and Gas Rag personnel. Mastered by Geza X. (Lumpy Records #77)
PINEAPPLE RNR - s/t 7"
Debut EP from this fresh St Louis act. Feels like Upbeat jangley sax punk a la Kleenex Essential Logic with a mystical swampy twist. What Sass ! Features members of Swear Beam and Lumpy and the Dumpers. (Lumpy Records #91)
TRAUMA HARNESS - Organ Donor 7"
Saint Louis's champion New Wave/Post Punk group returns with their best record yet. The A side is a stellar Gushing synth pop HIT a la New Order, Depeche Mode, or OMD. Flip side is a Dragon Ball Z cover that sounds like Pet Shop Boys. No posturing here. (Lumpy Records #90)
GEN POP - s/t 7"
Fantastic debut EP from Olympia's Gen Pop. It's undeniably punk but with few clear cut reference points. Some songs are urgent with hot pogo but then the switch gets flipped and you're dangling, spiraling, marching. Think WIRE with boots. Members of Vexx, Rik and the Pigs. (Lumpy Records #84)
U-NIX - s/t 7"
Portland's U-Nix first EP is on FIRE. Psycho hardcore with a completely unhinged rhythm section and some of the nastiest vocals/lyrics around. If the first h100s EP knocked you down this comes highly recommended. Members of Nasa Space Universe, Mongoloid, MPK. (Lumpy Records #83)
FRIED E/M - s/t 7"
Fried Emu Mind = Ripping new St Louis band. Snotty balls-to-the-wall punk with a HC edge in vein of late 70s/early 80s California greats like Los Plugz and Modern Warfare. Would also fit nicely on mixtape of modern pogo bands like Patsy or Crazy Spirit. Cover drawn by the singer Bugman's 15 year old sister. (Lumpy Records #78)
THE STRANGER - s/t 7"
New St Louis band that blends some classic aggro post punk (Wire, Crisis) with a modern punk/hardcore (Total Control, Wiccans) sound. Chorus pedal guitar leads wail alongside panicked vocals as the beat marches on and on. Artwork by Laura Pallmall. (Lumpy Records #74)
NOSFERATU - Sounds of Hardcore 7"
Unhinged hardcore a la YDI, Koro, Void. Psycho drumming, adequate venom in the vocals, and commendable lyrics about this so called great nation. You won't need your beanie babies anymore. Members of Recide, Detestados, CCTV. (Lumpy Records #71)
RADIATION RISKS - Goodbye Money 7"
Debut 7" from this Buffalo act featuring the rhythm section of Brown Sugar. Not surprisingly, RR retains the Acid Punk/Hardcore tendencies of BS but adds Synthesizers and (much more) Saxaphone to the mix. Think Brown Sugar meets Von LMO and a Stooges groove here or there. (Lumpy Records #68)
Q - s/t 7"
Fresh out of highschool and ready to kill. Q consists of four young men from St Louis playing chaotic and hateful Hardcore. Notorious for bringing objects to their gigs and breaking them during the entire set (washing machine, a table, a bag of glass, a giant block of ice with a shoe in it), every time they play. I'd say it's one part Gag/Hoax mosh, one part Discharge, two parts suburban boredom/angst. Winner. (Lumpy Records #47)
(restock) SIEGE COLUMN - Nocturnal Attack Formation demo tape cassette
NOCTURNAL ATTACK FORMATION is the first demo of SIEGE COLUMN. The NJ cult demonstrates its reverence for pre-subgenre extreme metal music and its complete lack of interest in musical progression or development. Unlike the initial limited run of hand-dubbed cassettes, this professionally duplicated version better captures the UNRESTRAINED DUNGEON IGNORANCE. PREPARE FOR COMBAT. (Nuclear War Now Records #385 TP)
(restock) SIEGE COLUMN - Secret Forces of the Pentagram demo tape cassette
SECRET FORCES OF THE PENTAGRAM, the second demo by SIEGE COLUMN, brings forth solid state desecration and loose drumming like a volcano. This previously sold out cassette features five tracks of pure steamroller. SPEED and HEAT increase as the secret forces are unlocked with full headbanging. Recommended soundtrack to THINKING WITH YOUR FISTS. (Nuclear War Now Records #386 TP)
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)