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Descriptions for 3/17/18

RETIREMENT - s/t 7" (download included)
What started as an experiment in home recording has blossomed into a full fledged tough garage hardcore ripper of a band. And yes they literally play in a garage. Harsh uninviting midwestern hardcore style spits of fury much in the vein of moderns like BIB or Q with a slight open-chords-garage-rock undercurrent to it. Calling back to FUNCTIONAL BLACKOUTS or TYRADES but seasoned with a little THROBBING GRISTLE/Industrial Records art class. No Pose. No pretense. A pure music group playing pure music. 300 copies of 70gr black vinyl housed in a heavy duty glue pocket sleeve with hand glued postcards on the front. A touching display. (Iron Lung Records #110)

CONTROL TEST - Verdadero Criminal 7" (download included)
Upon first listen you can't help but think to yourself "THE SCREAMERS en Espa–ol For favor y gracias!" which is not far from the truth. They have the same instrumentation, style and fire. The very definition of synth punk. You may recognize some of these players from bands like LYSOL, NUDES and KID CHROME, then again you may not. And that's okay, you're just bad at paying attention. If you're a fan of the "KBD is short for keyboard" mentality then this is 100% for you. 400 copies of high quality black vinyl housed in unique hand stained heavyweight glue pocket sleeves. Recorded by Capt. Tripps. Mastered by April Golden. Photo by Garrett Fisbeck. Layout by Che Hise-Gattone. (Iron Lung Records #112)

Like a burning skyscraper collapsing in a city siege, SUBURBANITE launches a full-scale takeover with total sonic decimation. Discharging a relentless veteran onslaught of breakneck hardcore led by irate frontman Chris O'Coin, the band fires off an intolerant, hostile and warlike approach, anchoring their debut in one brooding anthem after another. Purveyors of the Bruiser Beat sound, this is New York Hard Core for a new age. Rising up from the ruins of the genre's failed past while dismissing contemporary values with arrogant disregard, SUBURBANITE calls forth the End Times so that intruders, trapped in a sick and insane society, have no choice but to wreck vengeance upon it. (Youth Attack Records #102)

VILE GASH - Nightmare in a Damaged Brain LP
A masterpiece years in the making, this 12-track expurse of barbarity leaves the entire genre of hardcore in a smoldering crater. VILE GASH has achieved a fully-realized vision, delivering what can only be described as the end of music. Clocking in at just over 10 minutes, the album explodes in a barrage of hatred and disgust, each song showcasing a bitter contempt for life. Their blunt execution has intensified, becoming harsher and uglier, ranging in tempos the band has never before achieved with a perfect, grinding production that showcases the hideous nature of their riffs. This is a feel-bad experience like no other, and to listen is to feel yourself compelled to sickening violence. "Nightmare in a Damaged Brain" is the final command for existence, from which nothing shall follow. (Youth Attack Records #99)

ISS - s/t 7"
New 4-song EP from this North Carolina punk phenomenon. ISS will tell you that they don't look good on paper--they're a punk band that uses sampling prominently and whose lyrics and music often revolve around semi-silly punk/record nerd in-jokes--but despite the concept they manage to make music that is as great and as authentically punk as anything in my collection. They keep the hits coming on this new EP with their trademark combination of minimalist punk, huge pop hooks, and lyrics that are almost (but not quite!) too witty for their own good. There are even a few new wrinkles this time around, like the blistering, Agent Orange-esque guitar work from Jeff Leppard of SkemŠta and Vittna on "I Wanna Be Dated." If you've enjoyed ISS's previous releases on Loki, State Laughter, and Erste Theke TontrŠger pick this up as it's the group's best stuff yet. (Sorry State Records #90)

DEATH RIDGE BOYS - Right Side of History tape cassette
Death Ridge Boys is 4 piece band from Portland, Oregon that play Punk n`Roll with a heavy dose of Oi featuring members of Tragedy, Criminal Damage, Pressing On, and more. If you like Blitz, Slaughter and the Dogs, and Menace you should try this one!!! (WHMH Records #1 TP)

DESPERDICIO - Queridos Crudos tape cassette
Hailing from Sendai, Japan, Desperdicio have put out 7 releases so far (on Overthrow Records, and Doomed To Extinction Records). This cassette is their newest and contains 6 brand new songs of noisy raw hc punk. The band is known in Japan for insane live shows,and for the lyrics sung in Spanish language. They are highly influenced by Discharge and the 80's Spanish punk bands such as IV Reich and RIP. (Doomed To Extinction #25 TP)

INSTINCT OF SURVIVAL/FATUM - split tape cassette
Two top notch crust bands in the vein of Bolt Thrower and Amebix, Hamburg's INSTINCT OF SURVIVAL and Moscow's FATUM, keep producing some of the best stench core of today. Limited US pressing on Doomed To Extinction Records. (Doomed To Extinction #29 TP)

BLACKOSH - Rvouci Vichry 7"
Latest release of new project from original ROOT guitar player Blackosh (wrote classic songs on "Zjeveni" and "Hell Symphony" albums). "Early Czech black metal is a vastly under-appreciated style, and it's a delight to hear the style with a more modern, strong production." - The Sound Not the Word (Eternal Death Records #23)

ONE MASTER - Lycanthropic Burrowing LP/tape cassette
LP comes with poster. Newest full length from this US black metal band. "one of the most intense USBM performances of the of the must buy USBM releases of 2017" - Infernal Masquerade. "Utilizing cacophonous production and unrelenting instrumentals, One Master harness a piercing auditory assault" - Decibel Magazine. "One Master sticks to the narrow notion of black metal, but does that extremely well." - Echoes and Dust. ""Lycanthropic Burrowing" is a shredding reminder One Master is back and they have not missed a step since their last release." - The Sludgelord (Eternal Death Records #25)

TAGGARIK - Harbingers of Hatred tape cassette
Latest release from this Canadian / Quebec Black metal band. "like Paysage d'Hiver, Immortal (on their first few records), and Dissection, this multi-instrumentalist crafts sounds which are inexorably cold." - Invisible Oranges (Eternal Death Records #22 TP)

ABAZAGORATH - Disciples of Sacrilege tape cassette
Latest release from this long running US black metal band - live recording with a mixture of songs from all of their releases. "this is an item that cannot be missing in any USBM collection." - Infernal Masquerade (Eternal Death Records #21 TP)

KHRAGKH - Ersatz tape cassette
Debut full length of black metal from Belaurs released on cassette (CD version on different label). "An extremely enjoyable and satisfying black metal album. Very highly recommended." - Wonderbox Metal (Eternal Death Records #26 TP)

GRUE - Casualty of the Psychic Wars CD
Debut full length from this New England-based black metal band draws on the occult and eerie roots of their heritage, including author HP Lovecraft. "Though still back metal with some atmospherics, it's got a earthy, full production and more importantly its absolutely chock full of simply killer, perfect blackened, melodic riffs." - Teeth of the Divine. (Eternal Death Records #5 CD)

BOG OF THE INFIDEL - Asleep in the Arms of Suicide CD
Bog of the Infidel has been supreme champions of New England Black Metal since their inception in the winter of 2007. For fans of Dissection, Sacramentum other melodic-heavy forms of black metal. This is their second full length album and it exhibits their most disciplined work to date, being featured on several 'best of 2016' lists of metal releases. "Fast and full of frozen melodies, this Black Metal horde have produced an album that's true to the second wave aesthetics." - Wonderbox Metal (Eternal Death Records #16 CD)

BOG OF THE INFIDEL - To Corrupt Your Sons and Lust After Your Daughters CD
Bog of the Infidel has been supreme champions of New England Black Metal since their inception in the winter of 2007. For fans of Dissection, Sacramentum other melodic-heavy forms of black metal. "...4 songs of raw, primal black metal that hints at the glorious Norwegian & Swedish scenes of the classic era. Bits of Dissection, Emperor, Ulver, and Darkthrone abound here..." - Sea of Tranquility (Eternal Death Records #4 CD)

VASHNA - Know the Way to Embrace the Darkness tape cassette
Debut release of murky and nightmarish death metal from Italy. A more straightforward (and visceral) take on the enveloping sounds created by bands like Portal and Impetuous Ritual. "a strangely seductive, addictive listen, that is all the more appealing for its apparent disregard for the comfort of the listener." - The Sound Not the Word (Eternal Death Records #17 TP)

WALD KRYPTA - Pandemic Winds tape cassette
Old and evil US black metal, in the vein of Judas Iscariot and LLN (French black metal). First release / demo re-released on pro-tape. (Eternal Death Records #28 TP)

ONE MASTER/NINHURSAG - split tape cassette
Split release of cult US black metal and noise / ambient / experimental US black metal. "One Master take...a melodic edge to them that recalls Horna...Ninhursag have a much colder atmosphere, that brings to mind the ritual occultism of Beherit" - Sound Not the Word (Eternal Death Records #27 TP)

DEATH VANISH/MISANTHROPOS - split tape cassette
Debut release of solo projects from members of One Master and Morgirion (US black metal). "Death both furious and direct...[s]hades of Von and Profatatica are present...Misanthropos... is more melodic...comparisons to the likes of Horna are apt" - Sound not the Word (Eternal Death Records #24 TP)

Descriptions for 3/10/18

MAXIUM ROCK'N'ROLL #419 (April 2018)
It's the moment you've been waiting for: the latest issue of Maximum Rocknroll is here! MRR #419, our April 2018 issue, brings you old school style with an all cut 'n' paste layout. Inside, we bring you the scoop on all your new (and old!) favorite punks: Spain's RATA NEGRA refuse to just go for the easy joke, while Florida's PROTOCOL insist you can't be serious all the time. Who's right? They both are, of course! We teach you some history lessons with a rundown of rare Finnish KBD punk and an interview with Wyoming's COWS-if punk made it to small-ton Finland and Wyoming in the '70s, then punk can make it anywhere. That includes rural Italy, where DOTS are getting people dancing to their funky punk as we speak, and Sweden, whereKATASTROF do their part to keep the Uppsala Hardcore scene strong. Punk can last, too: just ask Portland's WOOLEN MEN, who discuss wanting to make a record that stands the test of time. Or Michigan's CLOUD RAT, who analyze how their genre-overlapping sound has changed over the past eight years. Or Japan's ILLYA, who have lasted eleven years in spite of never getting to go on long tours. Or LEMURIA, who might live all over the US now, but are still going strong after fourteen years. Hell, the FORCED ORDER guys have been playing together since high school, and now they're pushing 30! SCORE's members have persevered through chronic illness and immigration difficulties to keep playing, But if life gets in the way, you can always come back to punk later, like the mysterious man behind Neck Chop Records did. And if that's not enough for you, we've got all the reviews and columns you crave, plus more, all right here in the latest, greatest issue of Maximum Rocknroll! (Maxium Rock'n'roll #419)

BROKEN SPIRIT - Vultures And Pigs LP
Portland based dark death-anarcho-punk Broken Spirit are hitting the West Coast as they simultaneously release their serious gem of a debut LP, "Vultures And Pigs." Broken Spirit commiserates with current affairs using their much loved influences of anarcho-punk, post-punk and proto-crust to provide a space where all those affected by the shit heap that is current US politics can relish in their anger, mistrust and melancholy at a world ravaged by greed and individualism. Their debut LP "Vultures & Pigs" speaks to the twin evil choices we're given in the broken electoral process and how the spirit of faith in humanity is quickly dwindling. Withdownload code. (Last Hour Records #4)

BROKEN CROSS - Militant Misanthrope LP
Following the path of the material found on the outfit's recently-issued split 7" with V.E.G.A.S., BROKEN CROSS delivers its most searing material yet with Militant Misanthrope. The sound tone and quality of the new LP yields a heavily enriched sound which bears a vast difference to the earlier lo-fi recordings, with blazing elements of thrash metal heritage seeping its way into the boldly-produced album's nine new anthems. Recorded at Studio Underjord in Norrkoping, Sweden (Vanhelgd, Year Of The Goat, Griftegard), and mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust), Militant Misanthrope is completed with drawings inspired by the 1980s/90s anime style and werewolf folklore, created by Dwid Hellion (Integrity). (Apocalyptic Visions Records #7)

VIOLENT END - s/t 7"
The long-awaited return of Chicago Hardcore legends VIOLENT END... rough and rabid HC PUNK for the few that still care. VIOLENT END blends the best elements of the classic Midwest HC sound, UK82 and hard-hitting street punk to create a sound all their own. Violent End shares members with Chicago HC vets REPOS. past glories include VILE GASH, SKRAPYARD, RAW NERVE, CHRONIC SEIZURE, CANADIAN RIFLE, and much pressing of 300. (Fun With Smack/Rock'N'Roll Disgrace #18)

SALTAS - Currents Demo 1 tape cassette
Conceived in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2017, Saltas embraces the essence of obscure, slow death through the restrained minimalism of its music and lyrics. Saltas has begun its development from the same lineage as other similar entities in which its members have toiled over the past several years, perhaps most notably in Irkallian Oracle and The Funeral Orchestra. While all the elements that made Irkallian Oracle and The Funeral Orchestra so captivating are still present, they have been stripped down to their primordial essence, thus eschewing any perceived need to embellish the gravity of the sound with any form of discernable melodic tendencies. (Nuclear War Now Records #391 TP)

MARRIAGE MATERIAL - Making the Worry Worth It Part 1 7"
The crushed dreams, failed relationships, and lost opportunities all happened. Gotta move on and focus on something that makes you feel like your life is worth living. Gotta make the worry worth it. Life is stressful, fight the angry little troll inside of you trying to tell you you're too old to go to shows and get excited about new bands. Marriage Material are three brothers all raised by their father who taught them how to play their instruments. Their message is one of acceptance and persistence. Their sound is the reflection of their personal taste in the many diverse sounds that punk has to offer. Bands that get brought up in band meetings like Hot Snakes, Fleshies, Radioactivity, Wire, and Toys That Kill. Members of God Equals Genocide, Summer Vacation, Pinned in Place, and Spokenest. (Dirt Cult Records #100)

After relocating to Ottawa for a brief stint, Monctonians Ilisha and Eric need to get their demons out, so they sought out local buds Erin (Black Tower) and Tim (Mother's Children) to play in what has rightly been deemed as a continuation of Feral Trash (Dirt Cult Records), but with a new name. With Ilisha now on lead guitars instead of drums and sharing the songwriting duties with Eric, Chiller are ready to share their music with the world with this, their first release. Much like Feral Trash, fans of Masshysteri, Hysterese, Allvaret, and The Stops should be thrilled by this record. (Dirt Cult Records #111)

DARK LIGHT - Kill Some Time LP
Self-titled follow up to a one-side 12" from Jonnycat Records. Dark/Light (pronounced Dark Slash Light) have recorded 8 songs that explore mature themes - sometimes hopeful, sometimes bleak. Dreary punk like only Portland can do it, for fans of The Wipers and Masshysteri. Features members of The Triggers (formerly on Dirtnap Records) and The Chemicals among a ton of others. (Dirt Cult Records #108)

BOOZE & GLORY - The Reggae Sessions Vol.1 7"x3
Liam and Mark from Booze & Glory are fanatical about Jamaican music. The idea of turning some Booze & Glory songs into ska or reggae tunes came a long time ago for this songwriting duo, but they simply never had the time. These "Jamaican" versions of "London Skinhead Crew," "Only Fools Get Caught," and "Leave The Kids Alone" are just the start - they were as much fun to record as they are going to be for all of us to dance to for years to come. (Pirate's Press Records #196)

(repress) FIREBURN - Don't Stop The Youth LP
"Don't Stop The Youth" is the debut 12"ep from Southern California's own Fireburn. Featuring Israel Joseph I (formerly of Bad Brains), Nick Townsend (currently/formerly of Deadbeat, Knife Fight), Todd Jones (currently/formerly of Nails, Terror) and Todd Youth (currently/formerly of Bloodclot, Warzone, Danzig, Murphy's Law), this 12"ep displays five songs of punk-influenced hardcore recorded at NGR Studio in North Hollywood. This record features cover art by artist Tim Lehi and additional design by Jon Contino. New pressing now available on clear vinyl. 12"ep includes digital download. (Closed Casket Activities Records #52)

Descriptions for 3/3/18

ARMS RACE - The Beast 7"
ARMS RACE follow up their "New Wave Of British Hardcore" LP with four new tracks, which see the band solidify their place as one of the strongest pillars of UK hardcore. Touring Europe and Japan since the release of the LP, these 4 new tracks are yet more proof of why the band leaves a trail of fans whenever they play. "The Beast" displays a ferocious hardcore attack with both boots firmly planted in hardcore and punk territories while looking forward to new soundscapes on which they evolve, such as the track 'Distort Britannia' that showcases a slowed down, atmospheric stomper. Part classic US hardcore, part Bristol and Stoke On Trent punk, these new tracks are a perfect continuation of what the band has created during these past 5 years. (Painkiller Records #71)

LURKER OF CHALICE - Lurker of Chalice LPx2
The self-titled Lurker of Chalice album, which came out in 2005, was the only widely circulated recording associated with the project, the two previous demos only being released in very limited quantities. The album garnered massive praise before swiftly going out of print, practically ensuring its stature as a cult masterpiece. It would be too simplistic to categorize this album as mere Black Metal because it sweeps so broadly across the musical spectrum; however, even when Wrest strays farthest from Black Metal in a stylistic sense, the sensations and emotions the music conjures are every bit as visceral. At the time of its release, no other album sounded quite like this one, and it's no exaggeration to say that no comparable release has emerged in the last 12 years since "Lurker of Chalice"; the album truly occupies its own shade along the ever-expanding spectrum of Black Metal. NWN! is honored to present this new edition of "Lurker of Chalice," which will include the bonus track featured on previous vinyl editions of the album. (Nuclear War Now Records #380)

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

RITES OF THY DEGRINGOLADE - The Blade Philosophical LP
Originally conceived in 1997 as a solo project by Paulus Kressman, known at that time for his phenomenal drumming and vocals for Sacramentary Abolishment (who would evolve into Axis of Advance following Kressman's departure). "The Blade Philosophical" is at once a recapitulation of the band's earlier work and a continued expansion of the boundaries of extreme metal. It is, in the truest sense, a real album, with common sonic and thematic threads woven throughout, drawing the tracks together into something cohesive and whole. (Nuclear War Now Records #362)

At long last, a proper American pressing of the incredible Volume 4 cassette from Bloomington, Indiana's hometown heroes, The Cowboys. By now, you might be familiar with the stripped down, yet intelligent and powerful rock'n'roll force of The Cowboys - perhaps from their recent full length on Hozac or from their earlier cassette output which was collected onto an LP by Lumpy Records. Volume 4 captures The Cowboys at a near-perfect intersection of their earlier, lo-fi moments of Gizmos-esque Midwestern punk snarl and the more tuneful, soul-spun moments of recent output. This definitive edition of Volume 4 reproduces the ten song tracklisting of the original 2016 cassette edition released by fellow Bloomingtonian Kora Puckett (of Bugg, Laffing Gas, and Chud) on his Turd Wurld imprint. From the opening hook of "When She Came Back" (available on vinyl for the first time here, as well as the lead cut on side B, "Porridge"), The Cowboys showcase a songwriting knack and musical ability that is rarely achieved, nor captured so well in a studio setting. Keith Harman's next-level vocal delivery leads the charge across the entire album, ranging from the strong, anthemic chants of "I Feel Therefore I Am" to the deep, melancholic closing moments of "Actors". And what's more? The musicianship across this entire album is every bit as impeccable - beginning with the forceful and driving rhythm section and continuing to the absolutely unbridled guitar playing and tone, the sum of which shapes the texture of the entire recording. A score of Bloomington-based guest musicians, including Durand Jones (leader of modern soul sensations, The Indications) and John Terrill (formerly of the early 80's new wave group, The Dancing Cigarettes) only adds to the already searing mix. Altogether, The Cowboys have captured something truly unrivaled and exceptional on Volume 4 - an album that speaks from a homespun, Midwestern vantage point and fires on all musical cylinders. The end result: ten absolutely classic sonic reductions of epic proportion. This definitive edition of Volume 4 has been cut at 45 RPM by Josh Bonati and includes a new insert with artwork from The Cowboys' own Zack Worcel plus a digital download code. 500 copies on black vinyl including a 2" square hype sticker. (Feel It Records #16)

THE COWBOYS - Live at Tony's Garage 7"
While touring the West coast in May 2017, Bloomington rock'n'roll heroes The Cowboys stopped for a one-off recording session at a friend's garage in sunny Whittier, California. The result: an impressively tight and vibrant batch of tracks, brimming with crunchy, direct-to-tape production. Instead of letting this powerful session dwindle on the original cassette that it was recorded on, we've opted to press Live at Tony's Garage to a proper destination format, 7" vinyl at 45 RPM. The session kicks off with possibly the best recorded version of a Cowboys staple, "Mint Condition", plus two more raw originals that were recently featured on their debut LP for Hozac. The session also features a roaring cover of the 1964 garage rock classic, "The Witch", as originally performed by The Sonics. This perfect four track EP sits nicely between The Cowboys' incredible string of studio recordings and the raw energy of their live performances. Live at Tony's Garage has been remastered for vinyl by Josh Bonati and includes a Cowboys sticker plus digital download code with an exclusive bonus track. 500 copies on black vinyl, housed in a foldover sleeve printed on textured Stipple stock. (Feel It Records #17)

FLOWERS & FIRE - Fire/Disbelief 7"
Vancouver BC's Flowers & Fire play sleek, powerful and brooding goth-tinged post-punk with nods to the Chameleons/Death Cult. Driving Rickenbaker basslines, solid drums, angular guitars and a moody, soaring and ethereal frontwoman in Izzi Kearns combine for a pair of killer and unashamedly melodic tunes. Silk varnish sleeve, two tracks remastered from their demo. (Inflammable Material Records #26)

FLACKOFF - The Flackoff 7"
Reissue of this 3-track EP that was originally released by the Shapes' Sofa Records back in 1980 and has been extremely scarce ever since. Catchy punk with female vocals from Leamington Spa, one of those great local one-off EPs that would get a spin on John Peel back in the day, brimming with an endearing and infectious energy that characterized the era. Reissue comes with a 4-page insert including an old fanzine interview plus original live photos. 300 made. (Inflammable Material Records #28)

ATRAMENT - Eternal Downfall LP
Atrament features current and former members of Moral Void, Black September, Necrot, Abstracter and Vastum and are simply one of the heaviest d-beat bands to ever come out of the USA. "Eternal Downfall" is a punishing wall of aggression that never relents - something that stands between Doom, Bolt Thrower, Amebix, early Napalm Death, early Dismember, Darkthrone, and Discharge all fused into a frightening onslaught of darkened, filthy, and pissed-off rage made in equal parts of D-Beat Crust, Black, and Death Metal. Greg Wilkinson's production (Graves At Sea, Iron Lung, Noothgrush, Vastum, Pallbearer) and Brad Boatright's mastering have pushed the sound of the band to its limit creating a low-end monster that will devour your speakers. (Sentient Ruin Records #17)

ERIK CORE - No War, No Where, Know Peace LP
San Francisco's Erik Core has been described as "Bob Dylan on PCP" and "The Mariachi from Hell"! Musically, the full band had been called Motorhead unplugged! Ginger Coyote proclaims the album No War, No Where, Know Peace as "epic" in the December 2017 issue of Punk Globe magazine! This is an anti-war album based on a single poem written by Erik Core, which became the ten songs for the album. The songs are driven acoustic punk full of rage and fury. Elements of the Dead Kennedys, Rudimentary Peni, Motorhead, Violent Femmes, Zounds, and The Mob can be heard in their music. The three-piece power trio which makes up the band contains members of Gunpowder and Whips, to name but a few. The album was engineered by Beau Sorenson and mastered by Kurdt Vanderhoof. The band toured Europe in the summer of 2017, is planning U.S. touring for 2018, and Europe again in 2019. (Acousticore Music #2)

Just when you thought these primates looked like they'd hit the evolutionary ceiling, they emerge from the marshlands with 'Z' to reveal themselves as the missing link between the Sexual, Destino Final and Chaos Z that's been puzzling discogs junkies and pit warriors alike for decades. 'Z', the first initial of LF vocalist Kalo's single biggest costume influence (Zorro) and also the name of this new release, this cut is primal but not primitive, the sound of a seasoned pack indulging in their instincts. Comes with A 2 double sided poster and Obi Strip. (Static Age Records #46)

Puff, a very dirty and ugly SCREAMERS but with guitar, a nasty DEVO touch and a pinch of No Wave elements, sounding as authentic as can be this side of the 1970s. Oh, and there is even some german ANGST, which is no wonder, PUFF is based in Berlin. Again in the late 70ties this time with the Ausmuteants ... Los Angeles sounds, , SCREAMERS (again), NERVOUS GENDER and a fistful of NEW BOMB TURKS, a bastard son called LOST SOUNDS or REATARDS, combining the best from before mentioned bands - with that extra aussie weirdness! (Static Age Records #47)

PADKAROSDA - Tetova Lelkek LP
Budapest spikeys decorating their raw punk aesthetic with a good dose of darkness in the Eastern European tradition of bands like Tozibabe, Siekiera and everyone else Killing Joke rubbed off on when they used to tour behind the Iron Curtain. Heavy Tip on Sleeve, oversized card and huge insert. (Static Age Records #48)

Limited reissue of this classic Swiss-punk classic from 1979. JACK & THE RIPPERS were one of the 1st punk bands in Switzerland, based in Geneva, which has at that time an equally vibrant punk scene such as Zurich. Musically the band can be describe as brilliant power punk with strong English strike on the right track. So enjoy this wonderful piece of punk-rock! Comes with insert and a cover, treated with an especially UV-continual varnish! (Static Age Records #31)

THE SMUDJAS - What We Have Is Today LP
Seven new tracks of great garage emo punk by the SMUDJAS from Milano, Italy. Catchy and beautiful. The Smudjas are a punk band from the Italian city of Milan, and their sound is a giddy, melodic rush of hooks and feelings. Next month, the band will release a new EP called What We Have Is Today, and the two songs they've shared, "Different Lines" and "Dance & Revolution" are both lo-fi bursts of catharsis. Those two songs are some of the best pop-punk I've heard in recent memory. (Adagio 830 Records #157)

BELUS - Apophenia LP
In 2010, guitarist Matt Mewton (also of Brooklyn-based black metal legion WOE) joined forces with bassist Lesley Wolf (of Brooklyn-based blackened sludge band, MORTALS), and drummer Jacques Johnson. Realizing their doomed black metal style struck a chord, the trio began demoing material and playing live. After two self-released demo releases, a blistering and massive two song contribution to a split release with ANICON, and a limited edition EP, BELUS forged a bond with Vendetta Records to release their latest and most shuddersome offering to date. (Vendettta Records #144)

For a scene which was once so reviled, the US black metal movement is a treasure trove of creativity. From sea to boiling sea, there are countless bands who either add a tremendous weight to black metal or whet its ever-dulling blade. Two younger bands, Haunter and Sovereign, represent this pummeling power and sharp ferocity, respectively. Together on this split, they write a greater truth concerning the creative spirit of American Black Metal in the new century. (Vendetta Records #142)

VOID OMNIA's first album, released in 2014 digitally only, finally sees a vinyl release. (Vendetta Records #149)

LOTH - Apocryphe LP (gatefold)
Taking influences from the Norway traditional school of black metal, adding bits from Austrasian folklore and overwhelming its concept with the right amount of atmosphere, LOTH is now giving birth to its second album called Apocryphe. With 3 original songs and a Guillaume De Machaut cover, the band goes straight for the throat and deliver its most aggressive recording yet. Featuring Flore and The Austrasian Goat on Douce Dame Jolie. (Vendetta Records/Specific Records #322017)

Tyndir, a norse word for fallowed ground, speaks of the tension between nature and man and the realization that nature will ultimately reclaim all that man claims sacred. The music, at times melancholy and restrained and, at others, urgent and aggressive, illustrates the growth of the band and while still solidly rooted in the black metal tradition explores the fringes of other genres that surround it. (Vendetta Records #145)

HAMMR - Unholy Destruction LP
HAMMR was formed in Cleveland, Ohio by J. Hammer in 2013. As a strictly solo endeavor, HAMMR recorded a full digital-only demos album, which caught the attention of several labels. From there, the band went on to release the Hammr EP in 2015, first digitally and then on cassette tape through Hota Rex, the latter of which quickly sold out. Other plans for releases were delayed due to label managers going to jail as well as the usual financial delays, which led J. Hammer to start releasing demo singles directly to the metal people. It was during this time that he met the folks behind HELLS HEADBANGERS and also DEMONA founder Tanza Speed, who both took a lot of interest in HAMMR. Once he received the offer, J. Hammer decided to hold off on recordings for other labels, and use some of his demos and new material for the imminent debut album, Unholy Destruction. No politics, no party, no drinks: Unholy Destruction is HAMMR's declaration of independence for all the fellow lone-wolves out there. With mixing done by Commandor Vanik and mastering by Toxic Holocaust mainman Joel Grind, Unholy Destruction is bound to be one of the hottest debut albums in recent memory! (Hells Headbangers Records #213)

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

CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY - Apocalyptic Compendium - 10 Years In Chaos, Noise And Warfare CD
OUT NOW! HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY's Apocalyptic Compendium - 10 Years in Chaos, Noise and Warfare on CD and cassette tape formats. For a decade now, these Italian speed metalpunks have been ruling the post-apocalyptic wasteland with their own brand of crazed 'n' crusty warfare noise. They've put out two critically acclaimed albums through HELLS HEADBANGERS, 2010's It's Time to Face the Doomsday and 2014's Future Decay, and now CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY return with a career-spanning collection of singles and splits. Fittingly titled Apocalyptic Compendium - 10 Years in Chaos, Noise and Warfare, this exhaustive 17-track compilation displays the band in all their ragged glory, rushing through nearly 50 minutes of pure, nitrous-infused metalpunk. If one band could hypothetically encapsulate the Mad Max films in both visual and especially musical form, then CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY would be it - and here's the perfect introduction to their wild wasteland! (Hells Headbangers Records #138 CD)

DEECRACKS - Sonic Delusions LP
Pirates Press Records is proud to introduce DeeCracks as the newest members of their ever-growing family. "Sonic Delusions" is a perfect introduction for some and the next great fix for DeeCracks' unbelievably loyal fan base all over the world. For fans of Ramones, Screeching Weasel, The Bouncing Souls, and Teenage Bottlerocket. LP includes digital download. (Pirates Press Records #187)

Descriptions for 2/24/18

RUNT - Positions of Power LP
Based between London and Sheffield, and with a lineage as incestuous as the UK scene, RUNT bring us a monumental follow up to their cassette tape from last year. RUNT are total aggro primitive punk built on furious spit and stomp, snarling electric agitation and primal clattering. Each track is short, angry and on the edge of falling apart at any moment. Yet it never does. Ash's vocals are totally confrontational and in your face while the (a)rhythmic section of Jyoti and Ralph pulverise anything in their way, laying the path for Alex's guitar to slowly build up the sound of city-living anxiety. It has an obvious nod to early Crass Records releases but mixes it with something more modern and definitely more nihilistic. Favourite track and B side opener "DWP" sounds like a 2018 "Do They Owe Us a Living" and synthetize the band perfectly. A confrontational, forward-thinking underground sound escaping the tick inside the box current state of punk. "Positions of Power" comes housed in a heavy weight reverse board sleeve designed by bassist and artist extraordinaire Jyoti Wariyar with matching lyric insert. (La Vida Es Un Mus #164)

CASTRO - Infidelity LP
CASTRO are a relatively new band, but feature many people you will recognise if you know your Norwegian punk history of the past 30 years. Featuring members of Norwegian punk legends ANGOR WAT and ISRAELVIS, and the welcome return of Katja (ex LIFE BUT HOW TO LIVE IT) on vocals, the band released the critically acclaimed "THE RIVER NEED" album at the tail end of 2014. Now, in association with the bands own Kong Tiki label, the long awaited follow up, over three years in the making is here, and its been worth the wait! "INFIDELITY" is exactly what you would hope it would be, not the dreaded "difficult second album" but the sound of a band blossoming. CD included of all tracks plus extra track "Golden Oreole" - also available as a limited edition CD! (Boss Tuneage Records #120)

Debuting in 2016, Mexico City's Cruz De Navajas has already established itself as one of the more exquisite contemporary dark wave/post punk groups. Mixed and mastered by the North London Bomb Factory, Dominacion is the band's debut LP. It's available in the US on California's Going Underground Records. Lyrically, Cruz De Navajas tackles the difficult issues of femicide and the forced disappearances of the citizens of its home country, Mexico. Despite the heavy subject matter, the band builds its songs upon melodies and movements reminiscent of the finest gothic rock bands of the past and present. The members of Cruz De Navajas describe its sound as dark, danceable post punk. Recommended to fans of Siouxsie & the Banshees, the Cure and Sister Of Mercy. (Going Underground Records #42)

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

Two raw, melodic & aggressive pop counterparts (Burning Spring & Cuddlefish) split sides of this new split. Cuddlefish is ex-Unfun & Cancers and is gruffy melodic punk. Burning Springs is Niagara Falls, Ontario grungey & dirty emo/pop-punk and feature members of Black Lungs. This is the vinyl version of the cassette originally released on Dead Broke Records. (Debt Offensive Records #18)

West meets east on this split 7". SIDETRACKED brings ten angular fastcore tracks that fly by in a flash while RABID PIGS offers up four tracks of pissed off straight edge fury guaranteed to incite a riot. (Rotten To The Core Records #29)

Endorphins lost: Pacific Northwest pissed, grinding hardcore with elements of 1st wave Bay Area power violence. Manic songs for manic times with a social/psychological lyrical focus regarding humankind and its lasting scar. Osk: Vancouver BC's bulldozer HC. Mid tempo hooks to full speed grind violence. To the point, no time for bullshit. (Rotten To The Core Records #30)

RAMPANT DECAY - Belligerent Nation cassette tape
Debut full length from Providence, RI cutthroat grind crusters Rampant Decay. 14 tracks in 21 minutes of relentless, nihilistic thrashing hardcore with occasional slow and mid-paced breaks. For fans of the faster side of New England HC (Jerry's Kids, Deep Wound, Disrupt, Dropdead, Siege), early Napalm Death, S.O.B., Assuck, Poison Idea, SFA, Sheer Terror, Hellhammer and modern bands like Rupture, Brody's Militia, Massgrav and Mehkago N.T. Package includes a fold out 4-panel J-card with liner notes, track listing and band photo. Cassettes are black with silver imprinted labels and full program on both sides. (Rampant Decay Records #1)

Originally released in 1985, "Wonderful" features founding members Keith Morris (vocals) and Greg Hetson (guitar), joined by Zander Schloss (bass) and Keith Clark (drums), who would serve as the band's rhythm section for the remainder of the 80's and 90's. Transitioning to a more mid-tempo, rock driven sound on this release, the band veered away from the thrashy hardcore tone that had been their trademark up to that point, but retained the socio-political satire and sense of humor that the band is famous for. "Wonderful" remains one of the bands most popular recordings. (Porterhouse Records #2009)

Descriptions for 2/17/18

Chaos EchĎs continues the psychological and spiritual explorations pursued with their previous works, but whereas the focus of "Transient" was on the individual and the internal forces operating within, "Mouvement" explores the effect of the external on the self-the sharpening of the individual will against the coarse whetstone of world. The music traces a narrative arc, and, other than the break between the sides of the LP, the segments of the composition are seamlessly merged together to create a single piece of music. "Mouvement" was meticulously composed and painstakingly recorded, mixed, and edited over the span of two years. The band's attention to detail is apparent and the impact of the album is stunning. As on "Transient," the tracks on the new album are structured and stitched together into a larger form such that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. And as with all Chaos EchĎs releases, the accompanying visual artwork, created by Stefan Thanneur, is as magnificent and intrinsic to the impact of the release as the music itself. (Nuclear War Now Records #376 CD)

RITES OF THY DEGRINGOLADE - The Blade Philosophical CD
Originally conceived in 1997 as a solo project by Paulus Kressman, known at that time for his phenomenal drumming and vocals for Sacramentary Abolishment (who would evolve into Axis of Advance following Kressman's departure). "The Blade Philosophical" is at once a recapitulation of the band's earlier work and a continued expansion of the boundaries of extreme metal. It is, in the truest sense, a real album, with common sonic and thematic threads woven throughout, drawing the tracks together into something cohesive and whole. (Nuclear War Now Records #362 CD)

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

NOI!SE - The Scars We Hide LP
Following up their recent full-length "The Real Enemy," there has been a lot of interest in Noi!se's back catalog, much of which is out of press. Pirates Press Records is really excited to fill that void, bringing you this remixed and re-mastered version of the Washington-based powerhouse's debut LP. Originally released in 2014 and now long out of print, "The Scars We Hide" is a huge part of what put this band on the map. Now available on 180 gram color vinyl. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Pirates Press Records #185)

Descriptions for 2/10/18

EXTINCTION OF MANKIND have been around since 1992, so they are veterans of the UK punk scene. They started when others finished and when time passed (20 something years) and I get the chance to hear their fourth upcoming full length album, I realise they are one of the very few who are true to what UK punk has always been about. They are the natural continuator of the UK anarcho crust punk movement started in the late 1980s by the likes of ANTI SECT, AMEBIX or AXEGRINDER. "Storm of Resentment" is the concentrate of the UK anarcho punk. Take what is best from it (the lyrics, the statements, the sound, the tempo, the anger and dedication) and add thrashy guitars to top it all. EOM prove you don't need to play very fast to be brutal. "Cash Cow" intro leads you slowly into the record with its instrumental 2-minute piece. And then it all starts. Lengthy punk songs with metal influence and apocaliptic atmosphere. "Turn a Blind Eye" has very good female vocals and "Believers of Their Lies", the 6-minute suite, contains a tirade of spoken words and sampes to complete this anarcho punk feel of this masterpiece. I remember very well the first time I heard the great "Baptised In Shit". This one is equally good, if not better! (Agipunk Records #114)

SIX BREW BANTHA - Blight LP (gatefold)
SIX BREW BANTHA put one of the best technical but brutal grindcore records I had ever heard in 2012, in 2014 they did it again, and I honestly didn't think it was possible but in 2018 they have topped both of those releases. Good things come in threes, and this third LP is everything I wanted in under eighteen minutes of grind. True story, the band flipped their van in 2012 and lived to continue the tour with minimal scrapes besides a full leg brace and I think that speaks everything of them... there is NO STOPPING them. Canada grindcore is alive and comes in a gruesome gatefold LP. (To Live A Lie Records #145)

V/A - To Live A Lie III 7"
The TLAL comp series has taken hours of preparation, tons of communication, and probably about five or six years of hardcore organizing. EAch comp focuses on bands we have wanted to work with and we have tried to create some consistency in what each one brings to the table. To boil them down, VOL I (bronze) TLAL50 is the grindcore album, VOL II (silver) TLAL100 is the powerviolence record, and VOL III (gold) TLAL150 is the hardcore punk album. The golden album brings you the same artwork with the series, the same pressing specs, all are mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound. A perfect album to close the series, this time featuring LOWHANGERS, CLAW, BODY PRESSURE, MEMORY LOSS, METERFEEDER, and OXIDANT. This will most likely come with a digital download of all three comps so you can see where the series has come from and where it finishes. (To Live A Lie Records #150)

ANXIETY - Trash Baby 7"
BOSTON STRANGLER RECORDS and FUN WITH SMACK are proud to present the latest achievement in callous and uncompromising stupidity... The shocking and most likely unwelcome return of Boston's fuckin one and only ANXIETY!!!!!!!!! After a near-decade long absence from the public eye ANXIETY returns to the spotlight with their nastiest, meanest, and best tracks yet. Fans of the band's previous "Pathetic" 12" on Social Napalm will not be disappointed. For the uninitiated, Anxiety features members of BOSTON STRANGLER, SCAPEGOAT, PEACEBREAKERS, KOWARD, and PUBLIC TRUST doing what made them famous... menacing and intense punk with the unmistakable classic Boston Hardcore sound... "Trash Baby" takes it a step further, making things weirder, less safe, and a lot less kid-friendly than the current state of punk can handle. Love it or hate it, ANXIETY don't care. One-time pressing of 350 copies. (Fun With Smack/Boston Strangler #4)

SCUMRAID - Control LP (with download)
17 tracks of pure D-Beat noise punk insanity culled from the ridiculously limited west coast tour tape, the Out of Order ep and the Rip UP ep collected on to one perfect platter, resequenced, remixed and remastered with new artwork. This is how Scumraid should have been presented in the first place, on a proper LP. 150 copies of watermelon pink vinyl, 350 copies on black, housed in a tipon style jacket stuffed with a lyric insert and full download code. Recorded in Seoul, S. Korea. Mixed and mastered at LM Studio in Japan. (Iron Lung Records #109)

SECT MARK - Worship LP (with download)
A new breed of maniacal Italian hardcore. Short, drippy, seething and nasty as hell. The fuzz fucked intro of last song, side A ("Scouts" -ed.) had me shermed up and ready to bust through a brick wall. As a whole 'Worship' brings to mind a broken pugilist pissing in an exhaust stained fountain and then fighting the cops with knuckles full of busted teeth. Not sure why, but that is the image this music evokes. It's ugly, nihilistic and mean. I like that. I hate everything else. For fans of S.H.I.T., Deformity and Warthog. 150 copies on translucent purple vinyl and 350 on black vinyl housed in a heavy reverse board jacket with insert and download code included. Recorded in Rome. Art by Francesco Goats. (Iron Lung Records #113)

INTENSIVE CARE - Everything Has Its Price 7"
The two latest audio bombardments of misanthropic industrial sounds from a duo that would rather lock themselves in a cave than play them live. A signature mountain of harsh noise and looping feedback accompany bass-centric masses of sludgy violence. Not for "people". A one-time pressing of 300 hand stamped black vinyl 7"s housed in the single series style hand stamped j-card sleeve. Recorded in Toronto. Mastered by Will Killingsworth. Art by Ashley Hohman. (Iron Lung Records #108)

V/A - Iron Lung Mixtape III cassette tape
The third installment of all unreleased tracks by friends, colleagues, co-conspirators and bands we admire. Mixtape III is also a place for friends to get loose and step outside the boundaries as they see fit. Some of these friends are called Martin, most of them aren't. All of them are quality humans with creative ideas and skills to match (except Martin K. who is a real piece of shit but he's family so what are you gonna do?). All tracks recorded some time between 2003 and 2017. Features bands from the United States of America, Iceland, England, Scotland, Canada and New York. Pro printed cassettes limited to 500 copies ever. Front cover by Jonathan Bauerle. Mastered by Will Killingsworth. (Iron Lung Records #99 TP)

THE NUMBER ONES - Another Side of the Number Ones 7"
Three years since their debut LP, Dublin's The Number Ones return with a new four track EP that confirms them as kings of pop. 'Lie to Me' is a bitter sweet pop song that oozes golden melodies and youthful energy. After one play it's stuck in your mind and after repeated plays you'll wonder how you lived without this song in your life. It's a mix of a classic Good Vibrations single and The Senseless Things before they signed to a major label. 'Long Way to Go' is the perfect three minute pop song that could have been released in either in 1979 or 1967. It's a bubblegum nugget that hints at a record collection full of the Beatles, The Nerves and Protex. On the flip 'You're So Happy I Could Cry' keeps the energy and hooks coming whilst 'Breaking Loose' has bounce, charm and those gorgeous harmonies that will see the Number Ones possibly break into the mainstream pop world. (Sorry State Records #92)

ENEMY SOIL - Live Nail In The Coffin LP
An absolutely incredible recording of the 2001 Enemy Soil reunion set at CBGBs in NYC. Featuring twelve tracks of unrelenting grindcore mayhem. Limited to 200, hand-numbered copies. Released just in time for their 2018 reunion show in Washington DC. For fans of Terrorizer, Napalm Death and Disrupt. (Blast for Humanity Records #8)

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

Archagathus delivers 7 tracks of intense mince mania... Nahu (South Korea) Death Grinders will blow your shoes right off... A must... (Morbid Reality Records #21 CD)

TWIN FOXES - Sleeping On The Attic Floor LP
Self recorded in the woods of northern Rhode Island, SOTAF contrasts the contemplation of an isolated winter while still capturing the hope of a distant summer. Lyrically it explores the path to self discovery, wrought with pitfalls and atonement when starting anew. Twin Foxes pull from a pallet of sounds- from 90s emo to the heavy fuzz and of shoegaze, and craft them thoughtfully into the songs of Sleeping on the Attic Floor. (Tor Johnson Records #40)

ROTTING SKY - Sedation LP/cassette tape
The devastating debut solo album by T. Messing (guitarist of Nux Vomica) - originally released on 100 tapes in 2014, and now remastered for vinyl and re-released on tape with all new artwork by noise luminary Anderson Cook. Swarming and swelling droney black metal with elements of noise, power electronics, industrial music and doom. A true headfuck of atmospheric majesty and wretched intensity that bridges the gaps between bands like Pyramids, Wraiths, Darkspace, Locrian, Sutekh Hexen, Sunn O))) etc. (Sentient Ruin Records #49)

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

The unparalleled 2016 debut album from elusive multinational psychedelic/avantgarde black metal enigma Sleepwalker now officially re-released on cassette and finally also available on 12" vinyl. A visionary collision of sounds and of different schools of thought in extreme and experimental metal and beyond, that bursts the listener's synapses open with a mind-shattering alloy of drone, raw black metal, kraut/psychedelic rock, free-jazz, noise rock, and tribal ritualism - a truly unparalleled mind-fuck suspended between the visionary opposites of Voivod, Zeni Jeva, Oxbow, John Zorn, King Crimson, Darkthrone, and Xasthur. (Sentient Ruin Records #43)

Descriptions for 2/3/18

Nuclear War Now! is proud to announce the release of the "Tarantula" seven-inch single, a collaboration between Chris "Professor" Black (High Sprits, Dawnbringer, Superchrist) and Gezol (Sabbat, Metalucifer), two highly-respected and venerable musicians in the metal underground. "Tarantula" was written specifically for Gezol's vocals, which he delivers in both English and Japanese as two versions of the song, each on its own side. Professor Black had written the music and English lyrics and recorded the instruments himself during the same studio session as the High Spirits "Motivator" album. (Nuclear War Now Records #373)

This split between Arizona's SEX PRISONER and France's HARM DONE is an audible story of the anger you have after the worst day of your life. Each band produces four songs to brutalize your eardrums and make you rethink stepping outside. The SEX PRISONER side is angry and moshy, and HARM DONE have a bit more of a metallic hardcore sound that almost sounds a bit CRO-MAGS at times. I know for a fact you will not want to miss out on this release. For Fans of: WEEKEND NACHOS, CRO-MAGS, MADBALL. (Deep Six Records #282)

MAXIUM ROCK'N'ROLL #418 (March 2018)
Maximum Rocknroll is here to help you navigate the wild world of punk with issue 418, the March 2018 issue! First, we say goodbye to JJ Jacobson, the vocalist of legendary Texas hardcore punks OFFENDERS. But this issue is not complete made up of farewells! We check out Dublin's Karate Klub DIY venue and get a brief rundown of the active scene there. We also speak to two British bands: MARTHA, who talks about Marxism and pop music, and SNOB, who may or may not be punk's ABBA. There's also interviews with three different punk deconstructionists. There's ISS from North Carolina, who use a sampler and hip hop influences to create their own punk landscapes. And both MARAUDEUR from Switzerland and SENYAWA from Singapore discuss the different ways of using improvisation to challenge our ideas of punk. For the more traditionally minded punks out there we speak to F.I.T.S. from Canada about being Francophones, NOT ON TOUR from Israel about what it means to be an Israeli band, and NEO NEOS from Minneapolis about how they aren't a "Jimmy Punk" band. Need more? We've got more: East Bay's Dear Diary Zine Fest talks about changes in zine culture in recent years, while Feral Kid Records and More Power Tapes head honcho Eric Bifaro discusses some incredible stories about his life. Add that to all of the reviews and columnists that you've come to expect, and you have a jam-packed issue! (Maxium Rock'n'roll #418)

DOG SOLDIER - Absolute Epic Horrors LP
Portland ultra punk hardcore veterans are back with a ripping 6 track 12"! Masterfully played metallic punk. Heavily influenced by greats such as English Dogs, Sodom, & The Exploited. (Distort Reality Records #37)

HEAVY LIDS - Final Days LP
Long playing follow-up to Heavy Lids' 2016 debut "We Believe in the Night" on Spacetaker Sounds (nee Pelican Pow Wow). "Final Days" is set to eclipse the popularity of the first LP. Pitchfork has called Heavy Lids one of the finest bands to emerge from the garage-punk scene in New Orleans, ... a breeding ground for weirdos who fuck around with electronics." Buzzing throbbing pounding punk stomp, strobe lights in fog. (Blak Skul Records #8)

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)